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Monday, 07 July 2014

July 4-7, 2014

National News: The looming crisis in voting technology | Students joining battle to upend laws on voter ID | Rules of the game: New laws could make it tougher for some to vote

Alabama: 5 questions with secretary of state candidate Merrill | McKinney, Merrill in GOP runoff for secretary of state

Arkansas: Can't bar voter ID law amid appeal, state says | State challenges ruling on voter ID law | Secretary of state files motion in voter ID case

California: State controller's race shows flaws in quirky vote-count process | Perjury and voter fraud trial to resume this week | Perez seeks recount | One registrar, two super-close statewide races

Florida: Brevard's new voting equipment on display | Mail-in ballot requests up in Pasco

Hawaii: Politicking changes with early voting | Drive-through voter registration offered next week

Illinois: Immigrant who wrongly voted wins right to stay | County clerks preparing for election day voter sign-ups | Will, Grundy county clerks prepare for election day registration | Influential clerk retires

Indiana: Public access complaint filed against Porter Co. voter registration office

Iowa: Officials shred voter registration

Michigan: Knezek proposes bill to allow holding elections by mail

Mississippi: McDaniel camp gathers evidence as it prepares legal challenge | Groups urge Cochran to support voting rights bill | Hosemann: Dismiss SOS from lawsuit | McDaniel files notice with Cochran's son | Hosemann: Poll books being handled correctly

Missouri: ACLU challenges legislature's early voting proposal | Election timing affects issues

Nevada: Washoe ballot causes flap

New York: Mark-Viverito may replace BOE head with her own pick

North Carolina: Judge to examine NC voter law | Hearing on voter ID law draws national attention | Cleveland Co. BOE considering merging 5 precincts into 2

Ohio: Dems and Republicans continue to battle over voter rights | Local GOP to fight Ohio elections chief's decision | BOE director calls ex-worker's allegations 'baseless' | Franklin Co. BOE debate alleged employee time card fraud

South Carolina: Officials say voter ID law working well in SC | A look at counties making the most voter IDs

Tennessee: Election commission meets tonight

Texas: Rusk Co. makes voting machine progress

Virginia: Libertarian sues State BOE over ballot placement rules| Virginia voter ID law changes again | Arlington elections chief sees no reason to worry about photo-ID impact

Wisconsin: Frustration over Voting Rights Act delays