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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

July 31, 2013

National: Obama pledges to strengthen Voting Rights Act

Alabama: Hearing set for changes in voting locations | Voting Rights Act resolution doesn't get vote | Bennett to take oath as secretary of state

California: Judge OKs lawsuit over alleged voting discrimination in Anaheim

Colorado: Gessler won't pay for election

Florida: Pinellas elections office to sent 1,800 voters new information cards

Illinois: Illinois prepares for online voter registration | Lake County sues state over voter law

Indiana: Clark County election board considers switch to vote centers | Ex-Ind. elections chief sues defense lawyer

Kansas: Dems want to take stab at amending proof-of-citizenship law

Louisiana: Orleans Parish elections supervisor still locked out of City Hall

Maryland: Two Md. women accused of using dead moms' names on ballots | Residents, officials urge early voting site in Damascus | Woman charged with voting fraud

Michigan: SOS website lets you check out your ballot online

Mississippi: Bryant will fight federal preclearance in state elections | Courtroom drama unfolds in Hattiesburg election fraud case, mistrial declared

Missouri: County clerk's office gears up for Aug. 6 special election

New Jersey: Date set for Parsippany primary challenge hearing | Local politicians sound off on special election

New York: New York vows to provide Bengali ballots after lawsuit filed | Election investigation timeline | Vote to make Staten Islander next BOE chief fails by one | Chief's charges rock Dutchess: 94 counts filed against election official | NYC BOE has been without an executive director for three years

North Carolina: Voting changes roll out in 2014, 2016 | Additional Forsyth County early voting sites denied

Pennsylvania: Judge in Pa. voter ID trial holds private hearing | Lawyers spar over voter ID law in court | State ends testimony in voter ID case

Rhode Island: No charges following voter fraud probe

South Dakota: Three S.D. tribes ask for voting offices in 2014 election | Tribes want polls closer to where they live

Texas: Prairie View A&M students demand on-campus voting

Washington: Elections dump controversial ballot-tracker system