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Thursday, 10 January 2013

January 10, 2013

National News: Sandy storm exposes need for voting contingencies

Alaska: Redistricting board wants high court to reconsider

Arizona: Bullhead City won't have early voting site for upcoming primary

California: Rubio to seek to eliminate voter petition rule

Colorado: Gessler: Colorado not yet ready for Internet vote | Gessler willing to compromise on mail ballots for inactive voters

Connecticut: Verdu officially sworn in as Democratic registrar of voters

Delaware: Plan to expand voting rights for convicts in Del. moving forward

Florida: Senator wants automatic voter registration | Clemens files automatic registration bill | St. Lucie officials continue search for possible new elections office location | Florida mostly absent from D.C. forum on voting problems in 2012 | Hernando supervisor of elections left office with $100K operating deficit | Elections boss 'shocked' | Florida's ballot problem

Georgia: Cherokee special election turnout higher than expected | GOP appointee quits Fulton elections board | BOC moves to create election board

Guam: GEC can proceed with review of 2010 election

Hawaii: Hawaii elections fiascos prompt calls for new legislative action

Iowa: Legislators take no action on Iowa voter rule | Schultz plans to proceed with voter registration rule changes | Senator says Schultz lacks authority to implement voter registration rules | Schultz: Controversial rules on immigrant voter registration will go forward | Obama campaigner to run for secretary of state

Kansas: Voter ID law criticized at Wichita forum

Louisiana: Panel's proposals protect voters from identity theft

Massachusetts: Billerica town clerk defends redesign vote date

Missouri: Before inauguration, Kander talks goals, vision

New Hampshire: Alderman OK spending $2K on special election

New Jersey: Storms spur call for voting fallback | Vernon billed nearly $6K for ballot error

New York: Cuomo wants early voting in New York | Justices: Open Senate ballots

North Carolina: Republicans soften voter ID stance | Look for voter ID effort to be revived | McCrory not wedded to photo ID requirement to vote | Board to pursue voter fraud case | Gilbert's not going to take it anymore

Ohio: Ohio Republicans actually liked early voting more than Dems in 2012 | Ohio voters cast record number of absentee ballots | Husted reports high number of provisional and absentee ballots cast in 2012 | Sen. Nina Turner appointed to influential state elections panel | Husted wants proof of vote fraud

Rhode Island: Critics say time to end RI's 'master level'

South Carolina: McBride likely to stay on in elections office, with pay cut | Voter ID law passes the first test | Graham, Gowdy call for disclosure on DOJ opposition to voter ID | Could 2013 be the year for early voting in South Carolina?

Tennessee: Secretary of state re-elected | Flynn has plans to reduce risks in future | Sevier election officials call liquor referendum results 'incurably uncertain'

Vermont: Condos announces 2013 HAVA RFP's for polling place accessibility

Virginia: McDonnell calls for automatic restoration of voting rights for felons