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June 22-24, 2013

National News: Shortening lines at polling stations a challenging task | President's election commission heads to four states | NAACP: Ban voter ID laws, they are unfair to transgender Americans | Obama's elections panel not expected to back major reforms | The formula behind the Voting Rights Act | Justices to rule soon on divisive voting rights case | States under federal oversight for voting procedures | Eliminating problems at polls goal of presidential commission | States reined in by 1965 Voting Rights Act await a decision

Alabama: Veterans of forgotten voting war count the cost | Group holds rally to support VRA

Arizona: Foes vow to fight new ballot qualification requirements

Arkansas: Critics say plans for public education on voter ID law lacking | School polling sites in limbo

California: Marin grand jury says county should move to an entirely vote-by-mail ballot

Colorado: Polling places to be replaced by voting centers in the fall election

Georgia: What does the board of elections and registration do? | Board of elections: Personal differences cast aside?

Indiana: Leaders hosting meeting on future of voting in Marion County

Kansas: Problems arise with requiring proof-of-citizenship to vote

Kentucky: Grimes attends town hall meeting on voting reform | Elections board preparing for redistricting

Maine: Veazie election outcome unchanged after ballot inspection

Massachusetts: Town clerk's office ramps up for special dual election | Some Taunton polling places have changed

Michigan: Pontiac clerk urges residents to register to vote before deadline

Minnesota: State Rep. Debra Hilstrom will seek DFL endorsement for secretary of state

New Hampshire: Voter bill would allow student identification

New Jersey: Special Senate primary, election will cost Bergen County $1.6M apiece, clerk says | New Jersey counties question costs of special election | Assembly approves new security measures for schools used as polling places | County officials estimate cost of special elections will be $2M

New York: What's old is new again

Ohio: Montgomery County BOE names new director

Oregon: Voter registration bill advances | Bill would make voter registration automatic | Panel approves voter plan to expand registration rolls

Pennsylvania: Trial to begin on Pennsylvania's voter ID law | Election board to examine precinct consolidation

South Carolina: Bolton: Richland County needs more than new precincts to avoid another election debacle | Search for election commission head continues

Tennessee: Nearly a half-century of experience retiring from Hawkins election commission office

Texas: First voter fraud trial to start Monday | Wilco mulls election worker training |

Utah: Democrats vote to keep party caucus system

Virginia: Error, not fraud, officials say

West Virginia: Hancock County hopes to name clerk | 1863 balloting joins W.Va. re-enactment | W.Va. last in turnout in November election