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Tuesday, 05 February 2013

February 5, 2013

National News: Report outlines plan to fix long lines on Election Day | Waiting times at ballot boxes draw scrutiny | Officials oppose Voting Rights Act challenge | States, GOP lawmakers eye tougher election laws

Arizona: Proposed bill would change how voters vote-by-mail

Arkansas: Black caucus discusses voter ID proposal

California: Many are called to be clerk-recorder, fewer are qualified

Colorado: County clerks say changing primary elections would save money

Connecticut: New law: Eligible voters may register as late as Election Day

Florida: Voter advocacy group files lawsuit against St. Lucie supervisor of elections | Detzner: Early voting flexibility will help restore voter confidence | Manatee elections chief meets with Scott on voting changes | State Dept. issues elections recommendations | Miami-Dade commission considers single-language-only ballots to shorten election lines | Scott's elections advisor urges redo on early voting law | Mayor's office wants downtown SOE to stay put | Pressure builds for more early voting

Iowa: One congregation to be voting station for referendum

Minnesota: Simons says felons likely won't be voting anytime soon

Mississippi: State of Miss., civil rights veterans defend VRA provision | Group files suit against city's redistricting plan

Missouri: St. Charles may spend $800K on new voting machines | Dugger defends his voter ID bill

New York: Council leaders target BOE in boundary dispute

Ohio: Trumbull County elections board agrees to combine voting precincts

Pennsylvania: Shippensburg poll moves to emergency service building | County director of elections succumbs to cancer | Connecticut killings prompt reviews of schools as polling places

South Carolina: Changes coming to Aiken Co. election office after 'hectic' election | Voter ID questions cleared up at delegation meeting

South Dakota: County using new voter system

Texas: City voters now can register online | Poll centers stalled at commissioners court

Virginia: Republican Bolling sides with Dems on voter ID measure