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Friday, 15 February 2013

February 15, 2013

National News: Obama's proposed voting commission under partisan fire from both sides | Election opponents now on same team, to fix elections | Group: Internet voting poses risk

Alabama: Racist legacy shadows high court on voting rights | Jefferson County to hold public hearing today on voting maps | Polling places remain among Dale discussion

Arizona: Yuma County plans steps to improve election system

Arkansas: Voter ID bill clears divided Senate panel | Lawmakers discuss voter ID bill

California: Hundreds of uncounted vote-by-mail ballots discovered months after election | Warehouse worker finds Sacramento County uncounted ballots

Florida: Lawmakers hope to address 2012 voting problems | Federal election commission may take back seat to Florida reforms | Legislation would keep SOE at Gateway

Georgia: Deal signs bills for nonpartisan Bibb elections | Change would give GOP sway over Fulton's elections board

Hawaii: Bill aims to prevent candidates from 'helping' voters fill out ballots

Idaho: Idaho may block overseas voting

Indiana: St. Joseph County BOE appoints vote center committee members | Elkhart official traveled to Indy to testify on election law | Ex-campaign worker accepts plea in voter-fraud case

Iowa: Iowa Democrats criticize secretary of state | Dems question Schultz on election results, voter fraud | Council OKs precinct changes

Louisiana: Recount is scheduled for Saturday

Maryland: Slew of election bills introduced after busy ballot season

Massachusetts: Election to fill Kerry seat to cost Mass. $13.5M | Selectmen opt for two election days

Minnesota: Ranked-choice voting could give independent candidates a new way to attract voters

Missouri: St. Charles County considers new bid for voting machines | House passes voter ID measures

Nebraska: Lawmaker: Reverse polling place law | Voter precinct size isn't a problem

New Jersey: Vernon mayor offers to pay half of county bill

New York: Fort Erie explores new election system | Queens Republicans feud over BOE appointment

North Carolina: Would-be state educator won't be charged with voter fraud | Goolsby co-sponsors proposal to end straight-party voting

Ohio: Wellsburg to drop primary election

Pennsylvania: Voting machine questions explored | Both sides ask judge to postpone Pa. voter ID law until after primary | Voter ID law won't be enforced in May primary

South Carolina: Classics take back seat

Texas: Elections administrator to be appointed soon | Williamson County seeks input on polling places

Virginia: Senate panel OKs more stringent voter ID law

Washington: House advances package of bills aimed at increasing voter access