The election commission established by President Obama to address problems encountered during the 2012 election will hold its first public hearing later this month in Miami. A self-described conservative Republican old congressional investigators that he and a local colleague decided to give conservative groups the extra scrutiny that has prompted weeks of political controversy. While voting advocates await a landmark Supreme Court decision in a case challenging the constitutionality of Section of the Voting Rights Act, another decision in a case from Arizona could have broad implications in the debate over voter identification requirements. The Iowa State auditor will investigate Secretary of State Matt Schultz’s use of Federal funds to investigate alleged voter fraud. The New Jersey Supreme Court has fast tracked a case challenging Governor’s Chris Christie’s decision to schedule a special election for US Senate three weeks before the November general election. The New York Times questioned plans to use mechanical lever machines in this Fall’s municipal elections. Estonia’s ruling Reform Party has ejected MEP Kristiina Ojuland for vote rigging in an internet voting election in May and voters in Iran went to the polls to elect a new President.