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Monday, 04 February 2013

February 2-4, 2013

Alabama: Harry Reid weighs in on Alabama voting rights case | Supreme Court will hear Shelby County's voting rights case on Feb. 27

Arizona: Bill would require notarized signatures for early voting

Colorado: Gessler applauds general election

Florida: M-D election officials: Future wait times will be under 1 hour | Pasco elections supervisor supports change | New proposals for elections office could save thousands | Spring Hill elections office opens 3 days a week | One hour wait is new goal for major elections | Judge won't delay Florida early voting lawsuit

Georgia: Elections board investigation continues

Illinois: Restitution clock ticking for former Kane elections chief

Indiana: Election board promises faster count next time

Iowa: Speaking in Waterloo, Schultz pushes for voter ID | Bill to abolish straight-ticket voting advances

Kansas: Multiple constitutional amendment questions on ballot could be costly

Kentucky: Secretary of state visits Murray State

Massachusetts: Holyoke city clerk announces retirement | Newton elections commission recommends no special election

Michigan: St. Clair approves agreement to run ECSD elections

Minnesota: Huge sums tossed at ballot questions in '12 | Charged ineligible voters say they are not guilty | First election-change bill would offer 'no-excuse' absentee voting

Missouri: Voter advocacy groups say ID bills unfair, unconstitutional | Carroll election commission prepares for special election

Nevada: Modernizing state's election system would cost much less than feared

New York: Voting numbers decrease after city poll changes | League of Women Voters calls for election reform

Ohio: State may intervene in debate over reducing voting precincts | Woman fined for voting twice in 2010 | Sierer appointed to election board

Pennsylvania: Voting problems probed at Hazleton polls | State to explore voter registration | Judges hear views on precinct consolidation | County elections board asks to consolidate 76 precincts | Polling problems plague city vote | Professor finds some local polling places difficult for disabled

South Carolina: Voting changes in store for 2013 | Early voting bill advances

Texas: Judge tell Dallas suburb accused of violating VRA to rework districts | County hires elections director

Virginia: Voter ID bills out of committee, headed to House and Senate

Wisconsin: Lake Geneva voters to have only one polling place for spring primary | Steven Point spend more than $120K on 2012 elections | Kathy Schultz: Clerk dedicated to city for almost four decades

Wyoming: Wyoming Senate committee tables voter ID bill for more work