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Friday, 25 January 2013

January 25, 2013

National News: 'Perception' of voter fraud poses challenges for elections officials

Alabama: Merrill to launch bid for secretary of state

Alaska: Legislature to consider voter ID, same-day registration bills

Colorado: Bill seeks to let 16-year-olds pre-register to vote

Connecticut: Deputy registrar pick sparks criticism

Florida: Ex-felon voting rights restrictions review

Georgia: Troubled Fulton County elections board swears in new member

Guam: GEC working to pay past due bills

Indiana: Burleson plans for city, school elections

Iowa: GOP lawmakers will introduce voter ID proposal | Polling location changed for special elections

Kansas: Three Wichita city council districts will have primaries

Louisiana: Judge: Voter registration laws were violated |Federal court finds election law violations in Louisiana | Voting rights advocates react

Maryland: O'Malley promotes same-day registration and voting in Maryland

Michigan: Shelby clerk praises Snyder's call for no-reason absentee voting, online registration | Irwin takes second shot at no-excuse absentee voting

Mississippi: City precincts not finalized

Missouri: House hearing on voter ID rescheduled after outcry | Public pressure forces lawmakers to postpone voter ID hearing

Nebraska: Decision expected soon on Douglas Co. elections complaint

Nevada: Woman says voting case proves photo ID need | Woman arrested for voter fraud pleads to lesser charge

New York: Mineola trustees pick polling places | Staten Island GOP BOE commissioner stepping aside | Village of Lancaster polling places decrease from seven to three

Ohio: Elections board revisiting precinct numbers

Pennsylvania: Council members want review of Luzerne elections | Proposed state bill could change outcome of elections | Commissioners up the fee for Clinton voting places

Rhode Island: Former Secretary of State Barbara Leonard dies | Democrat de Ramel to run for secretary of state in 2014

South Carolina: Bill to fix election problems heads to House | Facing higher election costs, Richland council chafes

Tennessee: Ketron proposes voter ID legislation

Texas: Mission woman pleads guilty to illegal voting charge

Virginia: Warner joins group in reintroducing FAST Voting Act | Voter ID bill opposition growing in Richmond | Republicans push for electoral college changes | Voting advocates say GOP bills would block access to ballot in Va.

Wisconsin: City council takes a stand on same-day voter registration

Wyoming: Senate committee wants more work on voter ID bill