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Monday, 28 January 2013

January 26-28, 2013

National News: Republicans hit obstacles to altering electoral college

Overseas Voting News: 13.8 percent of overseas military couldn't vote in '12

Alaska: Dems introduce voter registration bill

Arizona: A case for territorial voter fraud

California: New legislation to encourage voter registration among teens

Colorado: Threats of 'recall' causes Teller County clerk to step down | Weld County students recognized for work in election

Florida: UN group asked to review Fla. felons' rights rules | Election official to tackle deficit | Both sides right on Scott election reform | Lake Worth voters to decide on elections | City posts information on new voting districts

Georgia: Precinct decrease anticipated

Hawaii: Lawmakers want to reform state elections | Commission allows elections chief Nago to keep his job

Indiana: Lake County election board hears grievance

Iowa: Senate Republicans consider voter ID bill | Iowa showing off voter phone app at state meeting

Maryland: Md. Democrats seek to revise petition process, citing new realities of Internet age

Massachusetts: Clerk: Broken booths jeopardize elections in Lawrence

Michigan: Clerk finds merit to no-reason absentee voting

Mississippi: Diamondhead will hold first municipal election

Missouri: New secretary of state calls for easier absentee voting | Ozark explores special election

Montana: Voter ID bill tabled in committee | House committee passes contentious bill banning same day voter registration | Legislature debates election laws | On party line, committee OKs ending same-day registration

Nebraska: Omahan tests voting system, obtains two Election Day ballots

Nevada: Clark County elections chief to retire

New Hampshire: Cost of voter ID law adds up as new requirements roll out

New Jersey: Camden County seeks bilingual poll workers to aid growing Latino population

New Mexico: Bill would reinstate straight-party vote

New York: Falls firm hired by county BOE donates to candidates, parties | State Bar Association calls for modernization of NY's election system | Recipients defend election services firm, donations

North Carolina: Voter ID bound to pass | Voter ID likely to pass; will photo be needed?

Ohio: Elections board seeing increase in expenses | County considering $300K tech upgrades | Electronic poll books to be used at special election

Oklahoma: Election official retires after 30 years

Pennsylvania: Watchdog group releases results of Election Day survey on voter ID law

South Carolina: Richland election board requests 10 new voting machines

Tennessee: Belle Morris precinct fight not over yet | Commission discusses moving Long Creek, Forest Hill precincts

Texas: Vote centers considered | Elections administrator has Twitter page

Virginia: Critics blast GOP for attempting to suppress voting rights | Cuccinelli seeks bipartisan backing to ease ballot access rules in Va. | Senate committee approves bill to grant voting rights to ex-felons | Redistricting, electoral shuffle, voter ID bills aimed at boosting sagging GOP prospects in Va.

Washington: Voting Rights Act bill has Yakima in crosshairs | Midnight ballot-counting bill: Even prime sponsor says it's dead

Wyoming: Senate consider photo ID bill