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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

January 16, 2013

Colorado: Sec. of state hears about county election experience

Delaware: Voting rights bill among prefile legislation | Constitutional amendment introduced that would let felons votes

Florida: Supervisor of elections office to consolidate | Walker to let state know by Monday how she'll tweak St. Lucie elections office to address concerns | Lee supervisor of elections asks lawmakers for more control | Election law blocks private financing for Brevard school vote | Black Caucus urges Scott to act on early voting

Georgia: Fulton elections managers subpoenaed, documents demanded | State demands Fulton hand over election records

Hawaii: Poll shows support for vote-by-mail

Indiana: Don't think your vote counts? Think again, Lawson assures

Iowa: Prosecutor to drop case against Iowa felon charged with registering to vote if she behaves

Massachusetts: Newton's top election official retiring

Minnesota: Independent Living to honor secretary of state's office for voting work | Elections panel recommends e-poll books, considers easing restrictions on felons

Missouri: New secretary of state already moving | Kander addresses early voting | Schools out as polling places

Nebraska: Younger voter registration age? Local students vote yes | Citizen panels would help fight voter confusion

New Hampshire: Straight-ticket voting applauded, panned at House hearing

New York: Putnam agrees to provide language access to voters | Legislators approve changes to board of election commissioners | Former Lewis election commissioner charged with approving improper payments

Ohio: 'Obana' voter registration card in Butler County leads to investigation | Summit County elections board to increase number of precincts | New election director knows he has a lot to learn | Election law on Senate Democrats agenda

South Carolina: S.C. election agency should stay in budget this year | SC seek to recoup $53K of $3.5M cost of voter ID lawsuit

Tennessee: Jonesborough resident part of team to create new voting system | Sevier panel authorized to set new liquor vote

Texas: Central Texas introduces new voting procedures

Virginia: Congressmen hear testimony from Prince William voters | Long election lines forgotten in General Assembly | Obenshain: Va. needs stricter voter ID rules | GOP panel kills Virginia no-excuse absentee voting bills | State Senate felon rights restoration bill barely clears subcommittee | No-excuse absentee voting killed in House and Senate | Rep. Connolly holds Woodbridge event to keep Election Day problems in public eye

Washington: Round two for Washington Voting Rights Act

Wisconsin: Wisconsin high court kicks voter ID to appellate level | Battle brews over same-day voter registration | Milwaukee aldermen OK advisory referendum on same-day voter registration | Council committee goes on record in support of same-day voter registration