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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

July 15, 2014

National News: In most states, tied elections can be decided by a coin toss

Alabama: Secretary of state's office again hitting the road to issue free voter IDs | Shelby Co.'s attorney supports sheriff's ability to ban weapons at polling sites | Mobile voter unit to stop in Altoona | AG addresses guns at polling places

Arizona: Dark money plays in secretary of state race

California: L.A. court accused of violating voting rights | Retiring Marin registrar welcomes successor | Perez gains 5 votes, recount could last beyond Nov. election | Full recount could last beyond November | Recount won't begin in Fresno until August

Florida: Supervisor of elections shows new machines | No runoff after candidate bounces check

Georgia: Richmond Co. BOE analyzes turnout data | Emergency precinct announced for Stanton voters | Houston voters should check precinct before heading to polls

Idaho: Candidate for SOS promises fairness

Indiana: County election board to study eliminating voting by precinct

Kansas: Two tiered voting system causes questions

Massachusetts: Ward 5 precincts merged at Magnolia

Michigan: State of Michigan seeks to intervene in 3rd Ward lawsuit | Language on ballot confuses some

Mississippi: McDaniel asks state high court to hope records | McDaniel volunteer says he saw absentee records dumped

Missouri: County clerk gives update on election preparations | St. Charles Co. elections chief refunds $313K in grant money

New York: Manhattan Assembly candidate calls accusations of voter warehousing 'pathetic' | Oceanside Sanitation District seeks recount or new election

North Carolina: Elections board to meet to discuss one-stop sites | Elections board to discuss November early voting sites

Ohio: Have an extra cell phone? Help the Cayuga Co. BOE use it to help soldiers

Oregon: State's historic voting data questionable

Pennsylvania: Montco axes 2 voter services administrators

South Carolina: Residents of Lyman raise more than $900 to offset cost of special election

Tennessee: Polls open Friday for early voting | Checklist made for voting precincts | 13 out of 39 make it to next round for administrator position

Texas: Travis Co. developing electronic voting system with a paper trail | County clerk searching for new election software to establish vote centers | County scrambles to fill vacated elections post

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections supervisor and the laws she broke | St. Thomas-St. John elections chair disagrees with colleague, the law

Washington: Yakima County's new machine speeds, automates ballot sorting