Voter ID requirements were signed into law in Arkansas and Virginia and bills passed legislatures in North Carolina and North Dakota. The Supreme declined to hear a challenge to the practice of counting non-citizens for purposes of re-districting. Politico surveyed the adoption of online voter registration in States across the country. After a bipartisan honeymoon, political tensions came to a head as election laws changes are considered in the Florida legislature. Hinds County MS will switch to an optical scan voting system, leaving Virginia as the only State still using the AVS WINVote DRE. The ongoing costs of maintaining electronic voting systems were highlighted in Lawrence County PA. Malaysia’s Prime Minister dissolved the parliament setting up a contentious election that could end the National Front’s 57 year rule and Venezuela’s approaches an election under the shadow of Hugo Chavez.