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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

February 12, 2014

National: Cherokee Nation election commission purchases voting system| States urged to lift felon-voting ban

Alabama: Bentley OK with voting rights for ex-felons

California: Lobbyist fallout hits secretary of state race

Colorado: Don't look for mail ballot in this spring's municipal elections

Connecticut: New Haven candidate alleges 'election skullduggery' in race to fill Senate seat

Delaware: Bill would allow same-day voter registration | Efforts resume to move stalled same-day voter registration bill

Florida: Decision pending in Cape Coral mayoral recount trial

Illinois: Changes set for early voting

Kentucky: Legislators react to Holder's call to restore felon voting rights

Michigan: Whitehall hires Brenda Bourdon as new city clerk

Minnesota: Minden Township gets grant to improve polling places

Mississippi: Poll worker voted twice in November

Missouri: Voter ID rules pass House committee on party-line vote

Nebraska: Shively: No major problems with mail-in election | Searching for election workers|

Ohio: Ohio's 'Golden Week' targeted | Bowen named to represent GOP | County villages and townships want polling locations back | Husted awards county boards of elections for improvements| Two early voting proposals pass House committee

Oklahoma: Tulsa woman's lawsuit says Oklahoma's voter ID law unconstitutional | Challenge to voter ID law gets legal standing from high court

Rhode Island: Roberts endorses Gorbea for secretary of state

Tennessee: Cumberland University, election commission partner for voting research | Charlotte OKs requiring property rights-only voters to use absentee ballot

Texas: Federal judge mulls delay of Texas voter ID trial | Voter ID law creates confusion


Tuesday, 11 February 2014

February 11, 2014

National: Holder calls for restoring ex-cons voting rights | Holder makes case for felons to get voting rights back

Arizona: Senate panel seeks to block referendum on election law changes

Arkansas: McDaniel: Voter ID law allows no cure period for absentee voters | Proposal filed to avoid special election for lieutenant governor

California: Report cites need for county enforce fiscal discipline | Local company offers San Diegans rides to the polls

Florida: Manatee County Commission OKs cuts in number of voting locations | Absentee ballot message goes out by mistake

Idaho: Idaho online voter portal proposed | McGrane seeks secretary of state office

Indiana: Elkhart County commissioners approve vote centers | Commissioners approve vote centers |

Iowa: Platteville panel votes to combine polling places

Kansas: Judge hears arguments on proof-of-citizenship

Kentucky: Precincts could rise above 100

Louisiana: Secretary of state speaks of number, cost of elections

Maine: Senate endorses bill establishing in-person early voting | Senate passes early voting measure, but support still not enough to send to voters

Massachusetts: Voting reform: What does it mean here at home

Missouri: County clerk discusses upcoming elections

Montana: Montana voters to decide whether they can or can't register on election day

North Carolina: New Hanover launching awareness campaign on election law changes

Ohio: Ohio set to pass tough new round of voting restrictions | Election-related bills to see Ohio House action | Poll worker's double votes head to prosecutor | Report: Athens residents did not have easy voting access in 2012 elections | More voting-related restrictions set to move in legislature

Texas: Clerk: Democrat ballots on hold for nonpayment

Vermont: Secretary of state says primary must be earlier

West Virginia: 24-year board of elections member retiring

Monday, 10 February 2014

February 8-10, 2014

Arkansas: Clark County NAACP hosts voter ID workshop | AG says absentee voters aren't given additional time to show ID under new law

Arizona: Senate panel endorses repeal of election law

California: Special election to cost Riverside County at least $415K

Colorado: Senate gives initial OK to elections bill | No automatic mail-in ballots for April election

Connecticut: Trumbull allows special election

Florida: Plan to cut 30 Manatee County polling locations fuels outcry |State rejects Reitz Union as an early voting center

Idaho: Rep. wants Idaho to offer online voter registration

Illinois: Election judges needed

Indiana: Vote centers pop up in Floyd County

Kentucky: Warren County precinct plans rejected | Some voting precinct changes coming to Henderson co.

Louisiana: SoS office: Voting tally delay not our fault

Maryland: Election board to consider restricting administrators authority

Massachusetts: Area town clerks discuss local impact of pending voting reform legislation

Michigan: State elections director: Online registration, absentee balloting could be improved | State wants more training in Flint after election recount snafu

Mississippi: About 100 voter ID cards issued so far

Montana: GOP looks to end same-day voter registration

New Jersey: County officials remain opposed to New Jersey early voting bill | Bill to make mail-in ballots more accessible advances | Citing security concerns, education officials in S. Jersey get voters to go elsewhere

New Mexico: Scheduling of city, county and school elections could prompt confusion, poor turnout

North Carolina: Lewis: March organizers 'hypocritical' on voter ID | Various factors come into play with selection of early-voting sites

Ohio: Carroll voters to use new voting machines in primary

South Carolina: 2 Columbia elections in the fall cost $170K

Tennessee: Memphis voters need to go to Wales this time

Texas: Voter ID worries grow | Preparing the polls during election season | Voters will see changes to polling locations

Utah: Utah reviews voter outreach | Bill eases Utah voter registration deadlines to increase turnout

Vermont: SoS: Primary election date must be moved to the first Tuesday in August | Time to change Vermont's primary date again?

Virginia: Virginia prepares to implement voter photo-ID law

Friday, 07 February 2014

Thursday, 06 February 2014

February 6, 2014

Arizona: Fire destroys elections warehouse | County rejects Sunnyside request for traditional recall election

Arkansas: Sebastian County election commission, county clerk dispute election 'mistakes'

California: The price tag on a special election

Florida: Mayoral ballot review concludes | State nixes UF student union as early voting site

Georgia: Loss of key Voting Rights Act section most keenly felt in local elections | Ga. voters surprised Macon election change isn't challenged | Elections board OK with expansion plan

Illinois: Brown seeks to move clerk's office forward

Indiana: McHenry County clerk candidates discuss ways to modernize office

Iowa: Bill restoring voting rights for ex-felons clears Senate panel | Waterloo courthouse protest over election misconduct charges

Maryland: St. Mary's elections staff preparing for early primary | Experts worry about election fraud threat

Massachusetts: Single polling place won't save money in Beverly special election

Michigan: Group seeks to ease Mich. ballot initiative rules

Missouri: County clerk will not seek re-election

Mississippi: Bryant proclaims February voter registration month

North Carolina: Gilford elections officials preparing for new voting rules | Local elections board start weeding through voter registries

Ohio: Calls to keep early voting location downtown

South Carolina: National voting rights commission stops in Columbia | County elections director announces 25 new precincts

South Dakota: Brandon voting precincts expand beyond fire hall

Texas: Voters must remember ID for March primary | Terrell Co. sued over voter roll discrepancies

Wednesday, 05 February 2014

February 5, 2014

Arizona: $1.2M in voting equipment lost to fire

Arkansas: Crawford County clerk seeks fourth term

California: Same-day registration law delayed until 2016 | Prison realignment complicates voting rights for felons | District voting measure to appear on Anaheim ballot | San Bernardino's 'horrible' voter turnout considered starting point

Colorado: Dems, GOP continue battle over election-reform law

Florida: ACLU to Miami-Dade: Begin drawing new precincts right away

Georgia: County to honor its poll workers

Illinois: Rockford voting rights advocates offer history of casting your choice

Iowa: Lawmakers question spending on voter fraud probe

Kansas: Federal judge rejects move to dismiss proof-of-citizenship lawsuit

Kentucky: Family's one-room home was polling place

Mississippi: Voter registration month in Miss.

Montana: Voter registration measure to stay on 2014 ballot | Missoula County elections office remains short of election judge goal

New Jersey: School budget vote lost as Belleville moves election | Judge dismisses election challenge in Englewood Cliffs

North Carolina: Board of elections changes locations

Oregon: Secretary of state databases taken offline after website 'intrusion'

Pennsylvania: Voter notices mistakenly sent to Ellport residents

Tennessee: Macon election office assesses damage in emergency meeting

Texas: Partisan split continues over Dallas County spending on voter ID law | Comal's voting machines working fine| Party predictions differ in Texas on impact of voter ID | Secretary of state talks voter ID

Washington: Moscoso praises House passage of voting bill

West Virginia: Marion County to provide emergency absentee voting for municipal election

Tuesday, 04 February 2014

February 4, 2014

Arizona: Fire destroys Pinal County election equipment | Pinal elections warehouse burns | 2 states rekindle voter ID lawsuit | Taylor drops out of secretary of state race

California: Former O.C. fraud figure shouldn't oversee elections, union says | Voting-rights activists sue Bowen claiming mass exclusions | ACLU contends California must let former prisoners vote | Bushey named registrar of voters

Colorado: Election measures roil GOP

Florida: Lawmaker wants voters' birth dates kept private | Special election causes problems for Lee County | Unofficial ballot inspection could go all day in Lee County | Lee elections performs viewing of early ballots | Polling location woes

Georgia: Lawmaker seeks shorter early-voting periods for small cities | Commission approves move to BOE

Indiana: County council approves funds for vote centers, electronic poll books

Iowa: Secretary of state defends voter ID stance | Lawmakers grill Schultz over 2012 voting problem | Schulz proposes felon eligibility review | Secretary of state seeks more funds for voter fraud investigation

Kansas: 2 states rekindle voter ID lawsuit

Maryland: Schulz bill would allow mail vote on Linganore incorporation | Bell keeps up tradition as Leonardtown election judge

Massachusetts: New Mass. database puts voter registration information online | Malden city councilor will challenge Galvin

Mississippi: Mississippi voter ID cards for voting purposes only

New Jersey: Judge dismisses suit in Englewood Cliffs' election challenge

North Carolina: New election laws in N.C. will affect primary election | New on-campus voting venue not yet decided

Ohio: Trumbull elections board examines proposals to reduce voting precincts

Pennsylvania: Judge dismisses part of ex-elections director's suit

South Dakota: HAVA task force restores Indian voting rights to state plan

Texas: Voter ID showdown expected Tuesday at Dallas County commissioners court | Four campaign workers arrested, accused of voter fraud | Texas secretary of state explains new voting rules

Utah: Bill to restrict sale of voter info passes committee

Vermont: Election technology to get an upgrade

Virginia: Bill to block purges of dual-registered voters advances

West Virginia: New polling place set up for voters isolated by Route 3 rockslide

Wisconsin: Amid 'John Doe' probe, elections agency issues first opinion on legal fees

Monday, 03 February 2014

February 1-3, 2014

National: Digital voting machines are aging out of use

Connecticut: Location of Feb. 7 referendum saves town money

Florida: Despite reforms, battles over voting rules continue in Florida

Idaho: Democrat Holli Woodings enters secretary of state race

Illinois: Voter registration drive less successful than hoped | Bill allows schools to opt out as polling places | Schools may no longer have to be polling places

Louisiana: Caddo registrar begins annual address canvass | Election panel calls for more early voting

Minnesota: Scott County is waiting to purchase new voting machines | Polk, Pine, Nobles counties are Minnesota's worst for voter access | Panel wants more testing for electronic voter verification process

New Jersey: Wanaque district admins, residents want voting out of schools

New York: Village of Herkimer still addressing election issue | Stalled primary bill will cost local governments millions | Westchester election commissioners request outside counsel

North Carolina: Elections officials weighing early-voting options | Voting sites a hot issue in Rockingham

Ohio: Online voter registration a possibility | Bryan Williams coming back to Summit County elections board

South Carolina: S.C. sees big fluctuations in voters seeking new photo IDs | Few Aiken County voters have new ID cards

Texas: Fallout from voter ID law continues in Dallas County | Midland County pushes for voter registration | In S.A. high schools, voter registration varies widely | City prepares for election | Weslaco election hangs in the balance | Effort to collect voter statements postpones Weslaco election contest | Officials eye ways to beef up voting numbers | Barber, ex-Gregg County Clerk, dies

Vermont: Secretary of state gets new election software

Virginia: Poll changes focus of Appomattox public hearing

Wisconsin: Brown Co. voters to use new ballot machines in spring | Election official refresher planned