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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

February 20, 2013

National News: Can vote-by-mail fix those long lines at the polls? | Voting Rights Act: Do we still need it? | Voting Rights Act faces key test in Supreme Court

Alabama: Montgomery County commission approves new voting precinct

Arkansas: Senate to consider voter ID legislation

California: Elections office: Training will prevent repeat of misplaced uncounted ballots incident | LA city clerk's office and elections division ready for March 5 polls

Connecticut: His vote didn't count last year | State senator: Nearly 40 percent of military absentee ballots never received

Florida: Senators take field trip to voting equipment center | Lawmakers visit Leon County's supervisor of elections | St. Lucie elections office stays put for now | Ballot signatures draw concern during Senate field trip

Guam: GEC's recount not enough for critics

Hawaii: Deceased election worker reinstated

Illinois: Kadner: Phony vote fraud mailing in County Club Hills

Indiana: Vote center controversy in St. Joseph County

Louisiana: Toll vote upheld after recount

Maine: Early voting advocates push for statewide system

Massachusetts: Aldermen reject plan to delay special election

Michigan: State may allow online voter registration

Mississippi: Voting Rights Act challenge stirs local politics

New Jersey: Scenes from the elections office | Battered by Sandy, New Jersey tries email voting with mixed results

New Mexico: Dueling message about runoffs

New York: Should NYC bring lever machines back to the voting booth next year? | Saratoga Springs looks to restore City Center as polling site | Dutchess, Orange BOEs seek bilingual elections inspectors

Pennsylvania: Counties cope with voter ID confusion | Silver Spring Twp poll change proposal advertised

South Carolina: Election officials hold sessions to explain new voter ID law

Tennessee: More nonresident property owners registered in re-do of Pigeon Forge vote

Texas: Williamson County switches to voting centers for May, November | WilCo commissioners approve applying for vote centers | City council to wait until March 1 to decide election issues | Kuhlman named interim elections administrator

Virginia: House roll call voter ID, HB 1337 | Voter ID restrictions on way to governor; photo ID mandate next on deck | Key vote on photo ID bill looms in legislature

Washington: Voting rights bill goes to state house

West Virginia: Election officials say registration procedure fine

Wisconsin: Ovals replace arrows on today's election ballots | Nov. election cost Wis. governments $10 million | Voters brave wintry weather in primaries