Hearings on the future of the Voting Rights Act were held in both the Senate and House, while Democratic Congressional leaders called for the revival of the Election Assistance Commission. A student at Cal State San Marcos was sentenced in federal court to a year in prison for hacking an internet election for president of the school’s student council. At least one New Jersey county has indicated that they will force the state to take the county to court over funding of the State’s special election for US Senate. North Carolina Republican introduced a stricter version of their Voter ID proposal that would exclude the use of university-issued IDs. A federal judge has made permanent his earlier order that Ohio must count provisional ballots cast in the right polling place but wrong precinct — so-called right church, wrong pew ballots. Pennsylvania’s voter ID law was back in court last week and Estonia’s release of their internet voting software was the topic of heated debate among IT specialists.