The Voting News Weekly: The Voting News Weekly September 9-15 2013

texas2As touchscreen voting machines age, election directors see paper ballot systems as the best option for the future in the US. Republican Secretaries of State in Arizona and Kansas have filed a joint lawsuit arguing that the failure of GOP Congressional leadership to recommend nominations to the the vacant Election Assistance Commission is blocking their states’ ability to change voter registration processes. Florida election supervisors have expressed concern about Gov. Rick Scott’s latest attempt to purge the state’s voter rolls. Detroit began a recount of last month’s controversial mayoral election, while New York encountered problems with antiquated lever machines in their mayoral primary. The Department of Justice challenge to changes in Texas’s election code may be headed to the Supreme Court. Norway encountered some problems with the encryption during their internet voting trials and opposition leader Alexei Navalny has challenged the results of last week’s election in Moscow.