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Daily Voting News For July 25, 2008

Daily Voting News For July 25, 2008


Guest Blogged by John Gideon of VotersUnite.org

Voter registration is the subject of today’s three “Featured” articles. First, nine Senators have introduced S-3308 to require the Department of Veteran Affairs to help veterans to register to vote. We welcome this new legislation but it may be too little too late. Also, voting rights groups have accused Louisiana, Michigan, and Kansas of violations of the National Voting Rights Act (NVRA) by removing legally registered voters from the rolls. It is imperative that every voter in these states, especially, check to ensure their registration is still good. And, voting rights advocates have also filed suit in New Mexico state court over the state’s harshly restrictive voter registration law. ...

  • Featured - National: Bill Introduced to Require the VA to Help Veterans Register to Vote LINK
  • Featured - National: Three States Accused of Illegally Purging Voter Lists LINK
  • Featured - NM: Press Release - Voting Rights Advocates Challenge New Mexico’s Voter Registration Law in State Court LINK
  • National: Robert Brady, Bob Filner Condemn VA Limitations on Voter Registration LINK
  • National: Press Release - Policy Center Demos Praises New Legislation Designating
    Veterans Affairs Offices as Voter Registration Sites LINK
  • National: Should the votes of dead people be counted? LINK
  • National: Paper Ballot Makes a Comeback LINK
  • National: Open-source electronic voting LINK
  • Colorado: State takes Montrose County off its elections watch list LINK
  • Colorado: Routt County - Secretary of State praises local improvements for voters LINK
  • Florida: Highlands County - Supervisor of Elections trying out new ways to improve voting process LINK
  • New Mexico: Groups sue over New Mexico voter registration law LINK
  • New York: Kellner Speaks: Voting systems incomplete, undocumented LINK
  • Ohio: Ohio offers paper ballots for touch-screen voters LINK
  • Ohio: '04 Ohio election was fair, Blackwell says
    Ex-secretary of state defends outcome, process LINK
  • Pennsylvania: Marshall Introduces Legislation to Ensure Timely Receipt of Military Ballots LINK
  • Wisconsin: Panel discusses concerns about voter intimidation LINK

  • **"Daily Voting News" is meant as a comprehensive listing of reports each day concerning issues related to election and voting news around the country regardless of quality or political slant. Therefore, items listed in "Daily Voting News" may not reflect the opinions of VotersUnite.Org or Scoop.**

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    John Gideon
    Co-Executive Director
    VotersUnite.Org
    www.votersunite.org

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