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Thursday, 11 July 2013

July 11, 2013

National News: Looking to tech for help with life after the Voting Rights Act | Senate committee moving forward on Voting Rights Act

Alaska: Low voter turnout renews interest in elections by mail

Arizona: Sunnyside rejects mail-in election, plans 9 polling sites

Arkansas: Election commission sets voting sites

California: Santa Clarita to fight Voting Rights Act lawsuit | Lawyer calls for investigation into possible local VRA violations | Frazier, DeSaulnier vote to allow non-citizen poll workers for elections

Colorado: Recall elections put heat on Gessler to run system he fought

Florida: Miami-Dade should take steps to thwart absentee-ballot fraud, advisory group says

Georgia: Judge denies voting appeal

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. offers solutions to fix elections office problems

Massachusetts: Public input sought on new Brunswick polling place

Michigan: Winfrey prepares for historic election

Minnesota: Time for a change: Clerk retires after 32 years | Pilot program for electronic rosters

Mississippi: Mayor's election shows voting law's imperfect legacy

New Jersey: Borough assigns alternate polling places for special election

New York: Dollars and Sense: Election commissioner's suits cost county thousands

North Carolina: House looking at studying paper ballot requirement | Elections board oppose possible move to paper ballots | Merrill drops Buncombe election lawsuit | Recent Supreme Court decision impacts local elections board | North Carolina election reform

Ohio: Elections board to vote to relocate student polling location | Ballot on demand demo presented to board of elections | Wilcox becomes Auglaize elections director | Health coverage nixed for elections board members

Pennsylvania: Pa. voter ID coalition gets new name, renewed energy | Voter ID law to be debated Monday in Commonwealth Court

Tennessee: Scott Co. couple charged with voter registration fraud

U.S. Virgin Islands: Carolina Fawkes selected to be next supervisor of elections | Joint elections board selects new supervisor at unpublicized 'special emergency meeting'

Vermont: Leahy makes good on promise to respond to VRA ruling