USA Today focuses on a potentially high number of provisional ballots needing to be cast on Tuesday, which could delay the vote count in some key races. "In 2004, the first year provisional ballots were used nationwide, about 1.9 million people cast them. About 1.23 million of those, or nearly 65%, were ruled to be in order. The number of provisional votes counted was about 1% of the 122 million votes cast for president."
The Washington Post writes up Democratic concerns about new voter ID laws discouraging minorities from voting. Indiana, where Democrats hope to knock off three Republican House members, has the toughest voter ID law in the country.
"The Defense Department defended a new military voting program that lets servicemembers request and submit ballots by fax or e-mail. Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., in a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, said the electronic registration and voting service is well-intentioned but could expose troops to identity theft or allow hackers to tamper with ballots. The Defense Department said the system is as secure as possible and that risks are detailed for military members when they access the e-mail system."
The Democratic mayor of Houston's proposed program to offer flu shots at polling places is being criticized by Republicans who "argued it would increase Democratic turnout in the midst of a competitive Texas governor's race and boost the prospects of some city propositions on the ballot in Houston."