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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

June 18, 2014

National News: Map: 22 states have passed new voting restrictions over the past four years | Status of voting rights fragile as midterms approach, report finds

California: Controller cliffhanger race hinges on tardy mail-in ballots | Yolo Co. voter turnout higher than anticipated

Colorado: Arapahoe to close motor vehicle services for primary | Clerks work together to improve voter experience

Delaware: Proponents of same-day voter registration seek support in Dover

Florida: Plaque at elections office to honor Brown and McNeal | Election dispute now set for mediation, another appeal

Georgia: Dawsonville election will stay put for 2015

Guam: Bill would fund new vote tabulators | Parties submit names for precinct officials

Illinois: Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge

Kansas: New e-pollbooks ready to launch | Kobach's side work attacked in primary race | Wyandotte Co. election office announces new voting location

Maryland: Early voting slow in Harford, statewide | Early voting sets new record for primary

Massachusetts: Mass. military ballots no longer secret

Michigan: LWV of Kalamazoo Area wins national award

Minnesota: New online tool for Minnesota voters to request absentee ballot | Absentee ballots can now be ordered online

Nevada: Tuesday deadline for voter ID petitions | Voter ID initiative fails to make ballot

New Jersey: Mayoral hopeful to request recount

New York: Hudson board OKs contract to buy voting machines | Essex Co. BOE gears up for GOP primary | Legislature could ban candidates from serving as poll watchers

Ohio: Sunday voting back in new Ohio early voting schedule | BOE proposes Youngstown ward redistricting plan | New early voting hours set after federal ruling

Oklahoma: New law changes early voting; affects primary

Rhode Island: Carlevale running again for SOS

South Dakota: Voting centers give voters flexibility, but costs could stall system's expansion | Technology expanding into SD elections

Tennessee: Election office gets back money budgeted for 2 early voting satellites  

Texas: Commissioners OK countywide polling places | Markum appointment fails with split vote | A roll of the dice breaks tie in Kennedy Co. commissioner race | Concerns rise as special election looms | If state gives OK, the way Taylor Co. votes will change dramatically

Virginia: Portsmouth woman accused of voter fraud found not guilty | City council considers November elections | Lynchburg electoral board recommends moving precinct