Federal Vote Panel's Hearings Not Public Enough, Group Says

Ohio Citizen Action wants a federal elections panel to put the "public" back in "public hearing." The activist group questioned on Monday why public testimony won't be taken at Wednesday's meeting of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Instead, citizens were invited to submit their comments by e-mail.
 
Hand-picking who will testify on the provisional ballot issue could limit the picture the commission gets, said Catherine Turcer, who monitors election issues for Citizen Action.