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Friday, 18 January 2013

January 18, 2013

National News: Democrats press vote reforms

Arizona: Lawmakers crafting responses to election concerns

California: Bill would let California teens 'pre-register' to vote at age 15

Connecticut: Elections commission investigating complaints against State Rep. Baram

Florida: Fla. Gov. Scott does an about-face on early voting | Scott backs ballot limit, expanded early voting | Report: Collier elections officials rejected blacks' absentee ballots at higher rate | Winter Haven election moved to April

Georgia: Election report reveals disarray in lead up to November | Troup County appoints chief registrar as election supervisor

Kentucky: Boone County clerk praised for his efficiency | Grimes educates students about Electoral College

Louisiana: Thibodaux plantation site of 1877 election coverage

Maryland: O'Malley to propose expanding early voting in Maryland | Resident pushes nonpartisan elections in Frederick

Michigan: Snyder announces support for improvements in voting process

Minnesota: Absentee ballots becoming more popular in Minnesota | House election committee entertains early voting and electronic poll books

Missouri: County adopts new policy on electioneering

Montana: Voter ID bill gets public hearing

New York: Mineola schools could decrease its polling places | NYC elections are becoming ever more costly | Poll: New Yorkers support election reform

Ohio: Columbus Democrat wants voting rights cemented in Constitution | New directive intended to address allegations vote fraud, suppression | Cuyahoga County BOE interviews 12 candidates as decision on new director nears | Mahoning elections board ahead of fraud directive

Pennsylvania: Court blocks voter ID law opponent from getting Pennsylvanians' driver's license info

South Carolina: Early voting bills face major hurdle in S.C. | New voter ID law changes nothing | McBride will handle voter registration for county | How will Richland Co. pay for McBride's new job | Who is involved with the Richland County BOE?

South Dakota: House gets chance to talk about voting reforms

Tennessee: Election commission inspects new registrations | Election officials reviewing potential legislation | New Pigeon Forge liquor vote set for March 14

Texas: Rep. Johnson files bills to protect voting rights in Texas | New polling sites would do away with precinct boxes | Ex-elections official might be consultant

Virginia: Felons' rights bills barely clear Va. Senate panel | State legislators aim to make it easier to vote

Wisconsin: Judges want both sides to end redistricting records fight