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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

January 19-22, 2013

National News: Colin Powell: Republicans should halt voter ID push

Alabama: Tuscaloosa moves forward with preparations for municipal elections

Arizona: Arizona could shake up 2016 primary calendar

Arkansas: 3 to be interviewed for election board director

California: Williams introduces bill to streamline voter registration | LA officials look to boost election turnout

Colorado: Gessler grilled on secretary of state's practices | Colorado judge denies Gessler on 'inactive voters' lawsuit

Florida: St. Lucie election cost twice as much as usual | Analysis: 201K in Fla. didn't vote because of long lines | St. Lucie supervisor of elections, to report changes to secretary of state | ACLU: Gov. Scott voting changes proposal 'heartening but...' | Supervisor of elections office mulls over possible new locations | Broward cities seek to cut their elections costs | Hillsborough elections chief reviewing voter education | Voters weigh in on governor's early voting flip

Georgia: Mary Norwood nominated for Fulton elections board | Brown's commentary draws calls for resignation

Guam: GEC may shorten audit of 2010 election | Audit cut short, GEC says no major discrepancies found | GEC counts provisional ballots

Illinois: Ex-U.S. Rep Walsh: It should be hard to vote

Indiana: Longtime elections board leader retires | Preparations begin to ready Goshen Community Center for May vote

Iowa: Judge temporarily halts ACLU lawsuit against Schultz | County to pass on new voting machines

Maryland: Gov. O'Malley calling for same-day voter registration | Election official talks early voting hitches with city council

Minnesota: Last year's voting delays bring calls for election reform | Ellison introduces voter access legislation

Montana: Bill to combine school, state elections draws criticism | Absentee ballots will have more instructions for voters

Nebraska: Voter ID legislation introduced | Nebraska group files complaint against Douglas Co. election official over provisional ballots

New Jersey: Referendum sample ballots not received by some residents

New Mexico: Gov. signed ballot request for husband

New York: County legislators oppose state proposal for early voting | Johnstown students allowed to do election work

North Carolina: Voter ID still up for debate | Floyd wants to do away with runoff primary elections

Ohio: Uniformity sought in vote fraud review | Republican party nominates candidate for elections board | Local boards react to election directive | State makes changes to voter fraud challenges | Summit County BOE planning to increase number of voting precincts this year

Pennsylvania: Election board: Councilwoman too close to polls | Cambria mulls voter precinct reductions | Pa. state department refuses blame for leaving Philly voters off the roles | Commissioners will revisit fees for voting places

South Carolina: Voter ID implemented, some polling places changed for upcoming primary| Upstate prepares for first election with new voter ID law | Voter ID seminars planned | Richland election director search committee finalized | Primary won't use schools as polling places

Tennessee: Scan voting machines, new poll workers eyed for Forge revote | Shelby County election commission discussing changes during fallow election year | Most provisional ballots not counted statewide | Election commission to send DA list of questionable voters

Texas: Ortiz hired as consultant | Elgin to consider May election

U.S. Virgin Islands: Government files motion to dismiss elections suit

Virginia: Va. panel tables absentee voting for senior citizens | Felony voting rights restoration bill loses steam | House votes down voting rights amendment | Senate passes absentee voting for senior citizens | City wants to resume voting at Carver Rec Center | Bill would pick up the pace for voters in primaries | Senate committee kills election reform | Senate backs absentee voting for seniors | Proposal tackles third-party voter sign-up issues | ACLU urges McDonnell to act on restoration of voting rights for ex-felons | Prospects are poor for 65-and-over absentee voting | Va. Senate rejects bills addressing long voting lines

Washington: New secretary of state wants primary voters' pamphlets | Mary Hall announces bid for county auditor | Vote could be pushed back to August

West Virginia: Hamilton says election laws need changed

Wisconsin: Court again shoots down voter ID request