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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

February 27, 2013

National News: Force behind race-law rollback efforts talks voting rights case | Path toward online voting stymied by fear of hacking | Supreme Court weighs future of Voting Rights Act

Alabama: Proposed changes to Voting Rights Act stir controversy in Alabama | With Voting Rights Act in the balance, Shelby County takes its challenge to Supreme Court | Voting Rights Act supporters travel from Shelby County to attend Supreme Court case

Arizona: Arizona officials keep close eye as voting rights case goes to Supreme Court | Clean Elections consolidation bill advances | Senate approves three election reform bills |

Arkansas: Ark. House panel takes up voter ID bill

California: Counties seeking special election funds | Counties seeking election funds

District of Columbia: Elections board calls claims about voter rolls 'wholly inaccurate'

Florida: Clay commission approves security system for new elections office | Elections office deficit covered

Georgia: Voting Rights Act still relevant in Georgia

Hawaii: Lawmakers advance bills on elections | House finance committee approves voter fraud bill

Illinois: Polling place moved due to fire | Voting equipment delivered to wrong polling place | Snow, rain contribute to low voter turnout for primary election | Road conditions impact municipal election | Election officials report few problems at polls | Some issues at south suburban polling places on election day

Indiana: Clark County election officials eye 'vote centers' | County keeping an eye on voting rights bill | Bloomington chamber calls for election changes

Iowa: County taking bids on voting machines

Kansas: Voter turnout light in city primary | Second snowstorm piles more on city, puts freeze on voting | Sedgwick County polls open amid burdensome snow | Voters, poll workers find ways to cope with snow on election day | Winter weather limits turnout at several Lawrence polling places

Kentucky: Soldier voter bill moves on without email option

Massachusetts: Millbury to hold dual town, state primary election | Easton town election combined with senate primary

Michigan: Miller blasts Obama's plan for election standards

Mississippi: Senate approves $695K for secretary of state to defend voter ID plan

Missouri: St. Charles Co. council approves buying new voting machines | McCaskill slams voter ID

North Carolina: Voting Rights Act mad a difference from the beginning in Franklin County | ECU voting site scrapped

North Dakota: Voter ID bill passes House | Grand Forks activist loses appeal against state election official

Ohio: State lifts oversight of elections board | Lucas Co. board of elections considers firing employees, not directors | Husted lifts oversight of elections operations

Pennsylvania: Attorney general weighs defending voter ID

South Carolina: Groups rally to keep Voting Rights Act intact | Seminars to outline changes in photo-ID law for voters

South Dakota: Bill eliminates absentee voting on Election Day

Tennessee: Officials encourage residents with military voting concerns to contact state

Texas: Oversight of Texas election law in question

Virginia: Voter ID bill heads to governor's office | Lynchburg city council approves change in polling place

Wisconsin: Primary election goes on without clerk and deputy clerk | Legislators considering poll worker changes