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Thursday, 31 January 2013

January 31, 2013

National News: Powell squares off with Bill O'Reilly on voter ID laws | Lewis-backed bill would automatically register move to vote

Overseas Voting News: Program exceeds expectations in reaching absentee voters | Internet and federal act ease overseas U.S. voting

Arizona: Lawmakers: Election-day voter registration would boost participation

Colorado: Bill to cancel suspected noncitizen voters fails | Earful of ideas, concerns for secretary of state | Colorado's chief election officer visits

Florida: Election reform legislation to come | Lawmakers prepare to repair elections but differ on extent of problem | Gaetz: Keep election reform local | Fla. Senate president looks to expand early voting

Georgia: State board hears election complaints

Guam: GEC continues to record only minor differences as audit continues

Illinois: Cook County election officials paying special attention to Cicero

Iowa: County will receive new voting machines

Kentucky: Early voting gets underway

Massachusetts: Senate primary election may change local voting schedules

Mississippi: DeSoto party leaders differ on proposed voter ID guidelines

Missouri: St. Charles County to buy new voting machines

Nebraska: Election chief defends west Omaha polling places

Nevada: Nevada poll book photos would cost less than first estimated | State reps working to make voting easier | Elections modernization to increase access to polling locations

New York: Gillibrand teams with Lewis to fight for Voter Empowerment Act

North Carolina: Gilbert elects to sue county

North Dakota: Election bills raise concern about voting ease in North Dakota

Ohio: Ohio House may again debate divisive voter photo ID issue

Pennsylvania: Hearing to examine voter ID law | Lawmakers weigh registration measures | Lebanon County voter chief to become Annville Twp. administrator | Bar code blamed for late Allegheny County vote tallies

South Carolina: Georgetown County meeting will address new voter ID law | New voter ID law now in effect | Early voting bill advances in S.C. Senate

Texas: Election judges make complaints about administrator

Utah: Utah keeps 'straight-ticket' voting

Washington: Legal fee concerns raised for voting rights act

Wyoming: Voter ID bill pulled from consideration