The Voting News Weekly: The Voting News Weekly August 26 – September 1 2013

MichiganVoting rights emerged as a central cause for the civil rights movement during events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Politico considered the Justice Department’s decision to challenge election laws in Texas and other States, while Facing South observes a growing backlash against restrictive voting laws enacted across the South. The special election to replace San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will cost taxpayers over $6 million. The Michigan State Board of Canvassers will re-tally the results of Detroit’s contested mayoral primary. The Texas Election Law Blog calculated the cost of “free” voter IDs. As Australia prepares to go to the polls, the country’s compulsory voting policy is questioned and New Zealand grapples with the security and privacy challenges of internet voting.