The Voting News Daily: NIST Report on Internet Voting, CO County Election has rsidents crying foul, Voter ID Bills in KS and MO

CO: Saguache County’s election problems have residents crying foul – The Denver Post As she shooed people out of the Saguache County courthouse in the wee hours of election night 2010, Clerk and Recorder Melinda Myers struggled to hold back tears. Unofficial tallies showed Myers losing to Republican challenger Carla Gomez, 1,101 to 1,116. Meanwhile,…

The Voting News Daily: Grand Jury Report Finds No Voter Fraud in Kern Co. CA, Students Protest Proposed Residency Bill in NH

CA: Grand jury debunks reports of local voter fraud – Bakersfield.com Many instances of voter fraud alleged in recent years have “morphed from facts and allegations to urban legend” and the biggest instances of the problem locally happened 20-plus years ago, according to a Kern County grand jury report released Thursday. Jurors investigated the local…

Colorado: Colorado Secretary of State Gessler to weigh in on Seguache County Election Problems | Center Post Dispatch

During the legislative luncheon at the Colorado Press Association convention Friday, Secretary of State Scott Gessler told the Center Post-Dispatch that he will be weighing in soon on the problems with the Nov. 2 Saguache election. The SOS oversight of the election began under previous Secretary of State Bernie Buescher, now counsel for the State…

The Voting News Daily: Shelby Co. AL Voting Rights Act Challenge, Coffee Party Challenges CA “Top Two” Primary

CA: Voting rules remain vague [“Emergency Abesentee”] – Glendale News-Press The City Council this week broached ditching so-called “emergency ballots” for last minute voters in favor of beefing up absentee vote-by-mail allowances, but stopped short of making any changes for the April 5 election. Glendale voters can request a vote-by-mail ballot up to seven days…

The Voting News Daily: The Job of an Election Official, Voter ID bill passes out of committee in WI

AL: Chapman Releases Legislative Wish List | ABC 32 WNCF TV Secretary of State Beth Chapman released her legislative wish list today highlighting her top two priorities: military voting and photo voter identification. Chapman is continuing her fight to expedite military voting in Alabama and has a proven electronic system used successfully by another state’s…

The Voting News Daily: CentCO SOS role in Saguache election, IA Auditors oppose Voter ID, No Vote Fraud in Forsyth Co. NC snafu,

CO: Information indicates SOS played major role in escalating Saguache election snafu – Center Post Dispatch Over the past several weeks, many things have come to light that point directly to the Secretary of State’s Office (SOS) and their failure to enforce their own rules as the cause of Saguache County’s November election upheaval. In…

The Voting News Daily: Food for Votes Debate in SD, Mail-only balloting possible for county – SignOnSanDiego.com

CA: Mail-only balloting possible for county – SignOnSanDiego.com Elections in San Diego County could be conducted entirely by mail under legislation introduced Monday by state Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego. All-mail balloting would save local governments millions of dollars and increase voter participation, according to the senator. The legislation, SB 304, would create a five-year…

National: Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) Introduces Bill to Terminate EAC | Yall Politics

Committee on House Administration Subcommittee on Elections Chairman Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., introduced legislation to eliminate the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and save taxpayers approximately $14 million dollars a year. “The Election Assistance Commission is a prime example of an unnecessary government organization developed with good intentions that has outlived its usefulness. By eliminating the…

The Voting News Daily: IA election officials oppose photo ID bill; US House lawmakers eye EAC termination; India on the path to VVPAT

Iowa’s professional association of county election officials (according to the Des Moines Register, its membership is about 60% Republican and 40% Democratic) has voted to register in opposition to photo ID legislation. In Texas, a state legislative race in which the vast majority of ballots were cast on unrecountable machines nears resolution; an official recount…

The Voting News Daily: Oscar eschews Internet voting; vote by mail proposed in CO; St. Paul, MN begins IRV preparations

Around the nation, the photo ID debate rages on. St. Paul, Minnesota begins a voter education effort following the City Council’s approval of new rules for instant runoff voting. The Colorado Legislature is considering legislation to establish a uniform vote by mail system in state elections, and the Massachusetts House orders a new election for…

The Voting News Daily: Vote Center Bill Passes IN Senate, Voter ID debated in MN, MO andTN , Internet Voting in Canada?

GA: Saturday requirement removed from early-voting bill for local elections | ajc.com A revised early-voting bill would shorten the voting period to 21 days, but it would not require polls to be open on Saturdays if no state or federal candidates are on the ballot. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Mark Hamilton, R-Cumming, removed the Saturday…