The Voting News Weekly: The Voting News Weekly September 10-16 2012

The Wall Street Journal examined concerns about the accuracy and reliability of electronic voting systems to be used this November while Roll Call considered the impact of election law challenges on  the election. Beyond the impact of new voting laws, organized efforts to challenge voters at the polls threaten could effect close contests. The Justice Department approved early voting plans for five Florida counties covered by the Voting Rights Act. Controversial voter registration rules in Iowa could have a chilling effect on new American citizens. Some county clerks in Michigan are resisting the Secretary of State’s demand that voting applications ask voters to affirm their U.S. citizenship. A judge denied the Ohio Secretary of State’s request to block a ruling that all counties must provide in-person early on the weekend before the election. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard arguments in a challenge to the State’s Voter ID law and the Indian Supreme Court heard arguments over voter verified paper audit trail printers.