Hawaii's top election official may need to borrow money to hold elections in 2010 because of state budget restrictions. Lots of US news. Is there a better alternative to election day registration? Several election bills add new co sponsors as there is a big push for electoral reform by 2010. US. Voter Action, NAACP National Voter Fund, and Advancement Project are releasing a joint report today on voting rights concerns emerging from the 2008 election.
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CT. Is Early Voting A Good Idea For Connecticut?
HW. Top Elections Official Sounds Alarm
Hawaii’s Chief Elections Officer Kevin Cronin says budget restrictions have severely hampered his ability to plan for the 2010 elections..Cronin told members of the Hawaii Elections Commission Wednesday his office has only $14,440 to complete necessary tasks... Of the $981,014 that was left to fund the Office of Elections, $113,346 was restricted by Gov. Lingle as part of her plan to balance the state budget.
LA. Gretna violating voting laws, suit says Annexation dilutes districting, it says A group that successfully sued the city of Gretna to force the creation of a majority-black council district 25 years ago is suing the city again, claiming that the Timberlane Estates annexation dilutes minority voting strength.
ME. (correction, we first listed the state as Oregon, our apologies) Commissioners eye voting rights for non-citizens
PORTLAND — Several members of the city's Charter Commission want to grant non-U.S. citizens the right to vote in city elections.
US. A Better Alternative To Election Day Registration?
US. Some Election Bills in U.S. House Continue Gaining Co-Sponsors During the last nine days, several election law bills of interest have added new co-sponsors.
US. Advocates to push for electoral reforms prior to 2010 midterms
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Armed with anecdotal evidence from thousands of calls placed to voter hotlines last year, a group of voting rights advocates will lobby Congress Thursday for changes to the federal laws relating to the nation's election administration systems.
US. Voter Action, NAACP National Voter Fund, and Advancement Project are releasing a joint report today on voting rights concerns emerging from the 2008 election. The report relies on nearly 70,000 problem calls received by two national voter hotlines (CNN and MYVOTE1 hotlines) and recommends that Congress adopt immediate measures to help protect voters in the 2010 election.
A direct link to the report itself is here
US. Press release. Holt Praises Civil Rights Groups upon Release of Report Calling for Voter-Marked Paper Ballots and Elections Audits.
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