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Monday, 25 February 2013

February 23-25, 2013

National News: Justices poised to query voting rights focus on South | Supreme Court to weigh divisive voting rights case | Obama says panel will halt 'tricks' to block voters | Obama calls for U.S. election reforms | Can escape clause save voting rights provision? | Voting Rights Act faces Supreme Court challenge

Alabama: County registrars seek earlier deadline for voters to register

Alaska: House hears bill that will require photo ID in order to vote

Arizona: Republicans seek overhaul of early voting process

Arkansas: How would voter ID affect elections?

California: Landmark Supreme Court voting rights debate will have California impact | Padilla bill would protect voting rights of emergency responders and natural disaster volunteers | A costly special election for SLO

District of Columbia: DC Council candidate alleges that elections board is failing to update voter rolls

Florida: 'I voted early' sticker leads to arrest; fraud charges | St. Lucie elections supervisor responds to voter group's lawsuit | The case of the phantom ballots: an electoral whodunit | Miami-Dade has authority to enact absentee ballot law, judge rules | Fla. lawmakers seek elections changes

Georgia: State makes rulings in Bibb, Monroe voting cases | Voting rights caravan

Illinois: Cook County says no primary for Northbrook | Many Peoria precincts will use electronic poll books for the first time

Indiana: Public can weigh in on vote centers

Iowa: Voter ID bill might be voted down

Kansas: Official believes Sedgwick County's Election Night problems have been fixed | Douglas County election officials urge early voting in primary as more snow threatens area | More than 1,000 cast advance ballots for primary election to beat storm | Advanced voting available until noon Monday; election will go on

Kentucky: Kentucky supports restoring felon voting rights

Maine: Measure proposes to restrict voting rights of felons

Maryland: Voting expansion proposal raises concerns about fraud, security | Maryland's proposed online ballot system called vulnerable to cyber attack

Mississippi: Hinds to put voter precincts, info online

Missouri: Changes could come to Missouri elections | Pick firm for election services | Voting at the swim pool

Montana: Appeals court rules that Indian voting lawsuit can go on

New York: Early voting laws could be costly to county | Latino group pleased with strides in voter registration

North Carolina: ECU early-voting site draws scrutiny

Ohio: Commissioner balks at elections funding | Election complaint to be heard by House

Pennsylvania: Wanted: People to run the election

South Carolina: Election officer to discuss SC's new voter ID law | State officials divided on challenge to Voting Rights Act

Texas: Court approves voting center model

Virginia: Top GOP voter ID crusader loses Virginia election panel post | Fairfax judges reject GOP's preferred pick for electoral board | Poll: Voters back photo ID | 2013 General Assembly did little to ease long lines at polls | Felons' voting rights bill defeated | Charlottesville launches electronic absentee ballot program

Washington: Snohomish County auditor weighs in on election bills

West Virginia: Straight-ticket voting would be eliminated

Wisconsin: Mailmen end absentee ballot drama in the 98th District

Wyoming: Price tag for Casper smoking ban vote: $10K-25K