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Monday, 22 July 2013

July 20-22, 2013

National: The Voting Rights Act: Hard-won gains, an uncertain future

Alabama: New bill makes it easier for rescue workers to cast absentee ballots | Bently to hold ceremonial signing of bill for emergency workers

Alaska: Native rights group sues state over elections | Alaska Natives sue over election translations

Arizona: Rep. Pierce exploring run for secretary of state | GOP: Voting Rights Act ruling changes redistricting lines

California: California Association of Clerks and Elections takes steps into 21st Century digital era

Colorado: Details released about recall election

Connecticut: Judge rules redistricting plan vote illegal

Florida: Manatee learns from Miami-Dade's phantom ballot scandal

Georgia: County commission OKs precinct reduction | Changes likely for Georgia elections

Iowa: Vote centers will be used for school elections in BHC

Kansas: Problem of voter registrations in 'suspense' likely to continue

Louisiana: Nearly 30K low-income Louisianans apply to register to vote

Maryland: Harford BOE preps for 2014 primary

Mississippi: Election contest brings up memories of civil rights-era struggles | Jury could ultimately decide next Hattiesburg mayor

New Jersey: West Milford Township council asks Christie for election consolidation

New York: South Asians await Bengali ballots

North Carolina: Voter ID bill rolled out by Senate, locals react | Rally protests changes to state's voting laws | Student leaders give mixed reviews of voter ID bill | Voter ID bill focus of planned NAACP rally

Ohio: Pat Saunders dead at 65 | Hamilton County GOP chair: Better poll workers needed

Oregon: Ballot tampering spurs changes in Clackamas County election procedures

Pennsylvania: Communications expert: Voter ID law badly publicized| Voter ID trial wraps up first week | Newspaper editor named MoCo director of voter services | School board to re-vote in 2 counties Tuesday | Voter ID trial enters second week | Special primary is Tuesday

South Carolina: Williamsburg Co. could combine voter registration, election commission

Texas: Galveston election among first under new voter ID law | Local Dems to challenge voter ID laws with rally

Utah: Lawmakers rethinking bill that ups some elective terms | Layton voter receives Farmington ballot in the mail | Should primary election date be moved?

Virginia: Former Richmond council member wants review of absentee ballot procedures | Public meeting Tuesday on voting changes

Washington: League of Women Voters launches online election resource