Electionline reviewed several jurisdictions that are considering voting equipment purchases, this time without the benefit of Federal funding. Legislation calling for all-mail-ballot voting and same day registration advanced in Colorado in spite of Republican opposition, while Voter ID legislation advanced in North Carolina in spite of Democratic opposition. In Ohio, a proposal to require educational institutions to offer in-state tuition to students to whom they provide identification documents for voter registration has met with opposition from universities and voting rights groups. Proposed restrictions on absentee voting led to a tense debate in the Texas House. Russia has levied fines against election watchdog organization Golos and the Venezuelan opposition candidate criticized plans for an audit of this month’s Presidential election.