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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

January 30, 2013

National News: States, GOP lawmakers eye tougher election laws | Online voter signup gains favor

Alabama: Special election features polling place with only two registered voters

California: Worries over a $500K price tag

Colorado: Gessler says there's 'still work to do' in state's voting process | Anonymous letter halts appointment of new Arapahoe County clerk | Gessler stops in Grand Junction, seeks to improve future elections | Gessler will not face audit of discretionary fund

Florida: West Palm candidate objects to voters' vital stats appearing on flier | Supervisor of elections' westside office to reopen Friday

Georgia: Columbia County elections board to review director applications

Idaho: Idaho Dems unveil 5 new voting initiatives | Dems launch push to improve voting access

Illinois: School districts hope to scrap schools as polling places

Louisiana: Louisiana's GeauxVote app nationally recognized | Secretary of state addresses elections, lawsuits

Massachusetts: Special election to cost Brockton at least $100K | Summer election poses challenges for college campus organizers

Michigan: Elections director chosen as president of elections administrators association

Minnesota: District 19A special election is costly

Mississippi: Mississippi submits proposed voter ID rules to Dept. of Justice

Missouri: House Committee hears voter photo ID proposal

Nevada: Nevada voter ID photo costs less than expected

New Mexico: Bill to clean up voter rolls introduced

New York: Warren County attempts to get rid of surplus of obsolete voting machines

Ohio: Turner unveils bill to boost registration, ease voting rules | Summit County contracts with Fla. company to redraw precinct lines 

South Carolina: February meetings will address new voter ID law | Senate panel to mull early voting bills

Tennessee: Poll workers, early voting dates assigned

Texas: County commissioners OK polling changes

Virginia: A Va. voter photo ID bills, another survives | Issues of voter fraud and access continue to divide state lawmakers | Work on Voting Act petition continues in Hanover

Washington: Senate explores ways to speed election returns | Balloting process changes proposed