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Thursday, 28 February 2013

February 28, 2013

National News: Labor leaders gear up to pass voter registration bills | Conservative Justices skeptical on key part of voting law | Voting Act under scrutiny | Voting Rights law draws skepticism from Justices | Supreme Court conservatives express skepticism over voting law provision

Arkansas: Questions over money hold up voter ID bill

California: County eyes new registrar of voters | Polling place for primary to be held at Toyota dealership

Connecticut: Groton plans public hearing on voting district consolidation

Florida: County to workshop possibility of high-dollar purchase of elections office | High Court weighs whether elections in Florida need continued federal oversight | Voting case may hit home

Georgia: Baker County Sheriff's election headed to Ga. Supreme Court

Hawaii: House committee approves voter fraud bill

Illinois: Luciano: Signature discrepancy denies voter a ballot | Tuesday's dismal voter turnout wasted tax dollars, officials say | Absentee ballots could change races

Indiana: Vote centers a dead issue for Goshen referendum | Live outside General Assembly a new experience for Lawson

Iowa: Lawmakers to take up voter ID proposal

Kansas: Provisional ballots make race too close to call

Kentucky: Law banning Election Day alcohol sales could soon be history

Maine: Bill could force Maine to provide voter lists

Maryland: Hyattsville selects voting machine supplier | Salisbury voters stay away in droves

Massachusetts: Foxborough to combine town election with special primary | Town election moved to coincide with state vote

Minnesota: Minneapolis short $385K for 2013 elections | Area organization calls for ranked-choice voting statewide | Minneapolis considers more election funding

Mississippi: Local impact of Section 5 debated

Missouri: St. Charles County approves new voting machines

Nebraska: Does all-mail vote spell doom?

New Hampshire: Aldermen, clerk agree to hold municipal election in November

New Jersey: Freeholders oppose extended early voting hours

New Mexico: Thousands fail to sign absentee ballots

New York: Commissioners complete election district map | Board of elections looking for inspectors

Ohio: Bipartisan election bill clears Senate

South Carolina: Elections office prepares for 'do-over' in Woodruff mayoral race | Anderson County is holding voter ID seminars | Officials react to high court voting rights arguments

South Dakota: Election change sought in voting absentee | Voting integrity reform sought for loophole in absentee ballots |

Texas: Lawmaker says voter discrimination still happens | Court approves Election Day vote centers | Retiring elections administrator honored at city council meeting

Virginia: Voter registrar's pay issue raised

Wisconsin: City polls moved to civic center