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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

June 26, 2013

National News: States promise quick action after court voting ruling | After Supreme Court ruling on voting rights, now it's Congress' turn | SCOTUS ruling sets stage for voter ID battle | After Supreme Court ruling, states see green light for voter ID laws | Court ruling clears way for election changes in South| Supreme Court stops key part of Voting Rights Act | States promise quick action after court ruling | Congress unlikely to act on voting rights ruling | Supreme Court ruling may leave law in limbo | Voting rights ruling by Supreme Court draws mixed reactions | After Supreme Court ruling, Senate to hold hearings on Voting Rights Act

Alabama: In Alabama, voting decision seen as sign of progress, setback

Arizona: GOP leaders applaud voting rights ruling

California: Kings County glad to be rid of 'black eye' on voting rights | Because of Castle, Merced County fell under Voting Rights Act | Bonta poll worker bill headed for Senate floor

Florida: Once gung-ho on fighting voter fraud, Scott now sounding ho-hum | Elections supervisor to testify before presidential commission | Court strikes down federal law governing Keys elections | Supreme Court ruling affects 5 Florida counties | Dead woman receives absentee ballot for referendum

Georgia: Bibb officials differ on effect of Supreme Court ruling on elections | Rome plays role in Supreme Court ruling | Kemp reviewing effects of court's ruling

Hawaii: Hirono, Schatz denounce court ruling on voter rights

Indiana: Posey Co. cleaning up its voter registration list

Louisiana: Supreme Court's ruling local impact

Massachusetts: Gomez carries Taunton despite issues at polls | Quincy polling station distributes voting badge | After election, region prepares for domino effect | Concord voters undeterred by heat | No lines, no waiting at polls | As voting drew to a close, temperatures remained high, voting sluggish

Michigan: High court strikes down part of VRA; 2 Mich. communities affected | VRA ruling affects local township

Minnesota: Minnesota unlikely to feel effects from Court ruling

Mississippi: Supreme Court decision gives Miss. voter ID go-ahead | Next June, Miss. voters must have ID | No instances of voter fraud reported locally in June election| Court appoints judge to hear election contest in Hub City | Ruling clears way for election changes

Nebraska: Sec. of state runs for re-election | Secretary of state: Expand mail-in voting

New Hampshire: NH GOP caucus splits on voter ID compromise | Fate of voter ID compromise uncertain in Senate

New Jersey: For special election, some residents can vote this week

New York: SCOTUS ruling ensure lever machines a go in NYC elections | Supreme Court ruling could affect NY elections | Supreme Court strikes down election pre-clearance for NYC | Court ruling on VRA may affect NYC | VRA aided Chinatown voters after polling site move announced only in English | Villages spent about $500 each on elections with now contested races

North Carolina: NC voter ID bill moving ahead with Supreme Court ruling | State appoints new elections board | Lee County voters keep an eye on change to landmark VRA | Cabarrus elections director retires Thursday | Ruling removes review of Guilford election laws

Ohio: Elections board restructures Lake County operations | 96 voters challenged, but only 20 are active voters | Likely secretary of state hopeful to make 'special announcement' next week | After court ruling, Fudge seeks new anti-discrimination voting laws that would affect Ohio

Oregon: House backs automatic voter registration | Automatic voter registration bill passes Oregon House largely on partisan vote

Pennsylvania: District judge candidate claims irregularities in May primary | Election director 'had no idea' school lines crossed county lines | Special election ordered after botched Hazleton Area race | Ex-election head sues county

South Carolina: SC voting laws no longer require federal approval

South Dakota: SD officials pleased with ruling on voting rights

Tennessee: Election lawsuit dismissed | Not wanting to relocate, election commission plans to seek legal advice

Texas: Coryell County approves voting machines | Texas to enforce voter ID | Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act could renew battle over Texas redistricting | Waco, state elections to see changes after Supreme Court ruling | AG Abbott says voter ID law will 'take effect immediately" | Williamson County to hose vote center open house | Williamson County party leaders mull election worker training

Virginia: McDonnell: State in limbo on voting-law changes | Ruling raises questions about voter ID law | High court ruling will affect Virginia | Some Stonehouse voters will have new polling place | Supreme Court ruling has little effect on Lynchburg

Wisconsin: How the Supreme Court ruling affects Wisconsin