Verified Voting marks ten years of safeguarding elections. A federal judge in Kansas on Wednesday ordered the Election Assistance Commission to require proof of citizenship on the Federal registration for voters from Arizona and Kansas. The decision means that states with Republican legislatures and/or Republican chief election officials are likely to require documentary proof of citizenship for voting, making it harder for Democrats to pursue a relatively simple method of voter registration. A jury in Iowa has acquitted an ex-felon who believed her voting rights had been restored when she cast a ballot last year. ES&S iVotronic touchscreen voting machines in Hidalgo County, Texas were impounded for investigation after candidates alleged possible criminal vote tampering. The Utah legislature failed to pass a bill that would have challenged New Hampshire’s role as the first Presidential primary. A group of international researchers says the Conservative government’s Fair Elections Act threatens Canada’s global reputation as a “guardian of democracy and human rights” and Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine in a referendum that most of the world has condemned as illegal.