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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

January 15, 2013

Alaska: Local doctor named to LWV national board

Arizona: Provisional ballots not an issue in county

California: Construction begins on registrar of voters headquarters | Santa Maria taxpayers could be on the hook for a $200K special election

Colorado: Gessler: Unique, similar issues across Colorado | Colorado voting system still vulnerable to fraud, Gessler says | Superior looks to extend election season in response to mail-in, early voting

Florida: Election supervisors call for easier early voting | Supervisors of elections testify in Tallahassee | Officials want shorter ballot, more early voting | Walker: Private voting equipment companies should be held more responsible for election machine mishaps | Embattled election supervisors get their day in Tally | Lawmakers question election supervisors on problem-filled November voting | Alachua County supervisor of elections office will move within the year | Seminole Supervisor: Reconsider 100-foot campaign zone at voting sites | Despite praise, Duval election supervisor says improvements needed | Lee elections chief tells state panel more money needed along with reforms | Early support in Fla. Senate to expand early voting

Georgia: BOE investigating voters with vacant lot addresses | Marshall retires as Columbia County elections director

Guam: GEC: 225 of 762 legislative ballots recounted for precinct 10 | 160 provisional ballots went uncounted

Louisiana: New Westwego council district lines approved by DOJ

Maryland: Va. Md. reps sponsor forum on voting

Minnesota: Minnesotans have an appetite for early voting accommodations

Montana: Same-day voter registration under fire | Big turnout against bill to end election-day voter registration | County election official says same-day registration is important

Nebraska: Senator wants local control or legislative approval for election commissioners | County election chiefs appointed by governor would be subject to confirmation vote

Nevada: Voter ID plan gets mixed reception

New Jersey: Voter turnout by local people with disabilities far outpaces national level

New York: Early voting on the Democrats' agenda | Putnam agrees to enhance voter access for Spanish speakers | Allegany County BOE to ensure polling place accessibility

North Carolina: Voter ID push may soften

Ohio: Voter fraud charges expected

Oklahoma: Election official to just be herself

South Carolina: Public invited to learn about photo ID law

Texas: County could do away with voting precinct lines | Proposed charter amendment would set city election date | Longtime Auburn election worker retires

U.S. Virgin Islands: Abramson announces he will retire | Adelbert Bryan chosen to lead St. Croix elections board

Virginia: Internet voting not the solution to long lines, machine breakdowns on Election Day | Local reps. sponsor voting reform bill | House panel kills felon voting bills | Voting rights restoration for felons falls short again | Brink wants limits on timing of special elections

Washington: Secretary of State Reed proud of top-two primary

Wisconsin: Justices again decline to take up voter ID case | Report on same-day voter registration delayed | Vocke to head Wisconsin elections board | Clerk's office proposes polling location changes

West Virginia: Early voting report indicates lower cost and wait time