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Monday, 14 January 2013

January 12-14, 2013

National News: National voter ID battle set to rage again

Arizona: Counties eye early-voting list overhaul

California: New registrar of voters building to mark completion of 2008 goals

Colorado: Investigation into Gessler's use of public funds continues

Florida: Martin, St. Lucie supervisors of elections among 10 to testify in Tallahassee today | Harrington to testify in Tallahassee | Voter registration could be automatic and costly | Voter purge is done, for now | Elections office gearing up for March | Florida supervisor of elections, ready for change | Harrell bill would hold elections supervisors accountable for errors | Harrell: St. Lucie election fix 'starts with leadership' | Tallahassee takes up election reform

Georgia: Elections board to deal with voters with invalid addresses | Commissioner calls for Fulton's elections board to regroup after string of voting woes  | Chair of Fulton Co. elections board quits

Guam: GEC begins recount of 2010 general election

Iowa: Special election preps

Maryland: Local voter ID proposal won't reach Statehouse floor | Va.; Md. reps sponsor forum on voting problems

Massachusetts: Galvin vows to oversee vote

Michigan: Gov. Snyder blasted by Genesee County clerk over special election date

Nebraska: Other bills include lowering voting registration age | Students take on legislation that would allow 16-year olds to pre-register

Nevada: Nevada secretary of state grilled over voter verification proposal

New Hampshire: Gardner recounts successes of NH's Election Day process | State sorting out voter affidavit returns

New Jersey: Warren County Freeholders invite board of elections members for third time

New Mexico: Clerk Lynn Ellins names Scott Krahling as elections supervisor | Ex-legislator to oversee N.M. elections | Duran hires Adair to oversee elections

New York: Dutchess County aims to ease voting for Spanish-speaking residents | County under fire over ADA requirements at polling sites

North Carolina: Retiring county elections director has fought many election battles | Any NC voter ID law will face legal, GOP obstacles | Study: 11 percent of Forsyth voters might not have photo ID to vote | Pitts: Voter birth-date letters a bit off | Elections board seeks MIA voters | GOP-led General Assembly plans to pass law requiring voters to show ID

Ohio: Mahoning director of Democratic Ohio Election Official of the Year | Ohio lawmakers are likely to change election laws, again

South Carolina: Senate moves quickly to correct ballot confusion | Search committee forming to find new elections director

Tennessee: Hawkins County election commission to look at voting locations

Texas: Election office has new location and better access | New bill would repeal Texas voter ID law

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board calls for Weber's firing

Virginia: Democrats set to address Election Day voting problems | Petersen bill aims to improve poll wait time | Virginia General Assembly set to keep fighting about election laws | Va. gov praised, panned on felons' voting rights | Strange Bedfellows: Democrats have praise for governor on restoration of voting rights | Bell disagrees with governor on restoring rights | Va.; Md. reps sponsor forum on voting problems

West Virginia: Debate rages over whether ID laws hurt or help election process | Wood County among highest voter turnouts; vote sites credited

Wisconsin: Wisconsin elections board to pick new leader