The Voting News Daily: Bill wipes out voter safeguards in Tennessee, Wisconsin Set to Pass Country’s Most Restrictive Voter ID Law

Tennessee: Bill wipes out voter safeguards in Tennessee | The Tennessean In 2008, the Tennessee General Assembly voted almost unanimously to make elections more secure, dependable and trustworthy by requiring a verifiable paper trail for each vote. The step was long overdue — more than 30 states already have such security measures. But three years…

Nevada: Contradictory ruling in Nevada | Las Vegas Sun

Republican Rep. Dean Heller’s appointment to the U.S. Senate this month created a novel situation — Nevada has never had to replace a member of the House of Representatives in the middle of a term. As a result, a controversy quickly developed over how to replace Heller because Nevada law doesn’t specifically state how a…

Pakistan: Election Commission of Pakistan to ensure transparency and credibility | All Voices

Immediate steps are required on part of Election Commission of Pakistan to ensure transparency and credibility of the future elections in Pakistan. A Delegation headed by Mr. Samson Salamat, Director of Centre for Human Rights Education, a human rights organization observing a “Decade for Democracy in Pakistan” called on the Provincial Election Commissioner Mr. Akhtar…

Bangladesh: Election Commission going for fresh dialogue – will discus introduction of electronic voting to Bangladesh | bdnews24.com

The Election Commission is going to sit with registered political parties once again to discuss changes to the rules on the commissioner’s appointment and to the electoral laws. The commission plans to kick off the dialogue from June 7, election commissioner M Sakhawat Hossain told bdnews24.com on Tuesday. Reforms to the law on delimitation of electoral…

Editorials: Editorial: ‘Don`t mess with TCI’s voting system’ | Turks and Caicos SUN Newspaper

Many locals reject UK’s plan to move from the traditional first-past-the-post system. Residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands have made it abundantly clear to officials from Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and by extension, the United Kingdom (UK) Government, that they have no appetite for any proposed changes to the current voting system that…

Malaysia: Election Commission against publicising of unofficial election results in Malaysia | The Star

The Election Commission (EC) is considering three options to avoid the publicising of any unofficial results in the next general election following such incidents happening in the recent Sarawak state election.

Its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the three options were banning handphones from the tallying centres, imposing statutory declarations not to publicise any unofficial results, and all the ballot papers to be counted late or at 5pm although some polling centres might close early. He said a decision on the matter would be made next month.

Pennsylvania: Montgomery County Pennsylvania elections board recommends suspending director, asst. director | pottsmerc.com

The Montgomery County Board of Elections recommended Voter Services’ director and assistant director be suspended without pay for misleading the Election Board about people mistakenly registered to vote. On Wednesday, the Election Board voted 3-0 to recommend Director Joseph Passarella be suspended for two days without pay and Assistant Director Patricia Allen one day without…