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Thursday, 15 January 2015

January 15, 2015

National News: Top GOPer confirms Congress won't strengthen VRA | It's not necessary to restore key parts of VRA, top Republican says

Connecticut: Report expected Friday on Hartford polling problems

Florida: Lawmakers pave way for online voter registration

Georgia: Some residents urge Fayette to drop voting appeal

Hawaii: Hawaii Co. prosecutors consider charges in alleged voter fraud

Idaho: Black Hawk Co. eyes new voting machines

Illinois: Illinois to have permanent same-day registration

Kansas: Kobach once again seeks prosecution power | Kobach proposes bills to return straight-ticket voting, change election-withdraw procedure

Louisiana: Secretary of state's office facing millions in cuts

Massachusetts: Worcester man pays for 2013 Election Day stunt

Michigan: Recount cost estimated at more than $10K

Minnesota: South Washington Co. lawmakers show interest in early voting

Nevada: Incoming secretary of state supports voter ID laws for Nevada

New Jersey: Election day issues called 'hearsay' | Judge set to question voters whose ballots were invalidated in Asbury Park election

Ohio: Ohio elections chief seeking review of voting irregularities | Husted wants online voter registration, ballot tracking | Husted wants to reassure absentee voters | Husted: Allow voters to track absentee ballots | Election board unexpectedly closed | Secretary of state reappoints Jones as BOE director

Oklahoma: Broken Arrow senator wants to change state's voter ID law | Timberlake election results left hanging by 5 votes that cannot be counted until tonight

Pennsylvania: Voter registration not returning to downtown Scranton | Richland's voting districts have new look

Rhode Island: BOE to consider proposed legislative agenda

Tennessee: Voter confirmation cards mailed in Wilson Co.

TexasTrial begins in La Joya election case | County seeks feedback on vote centers | Potter aims to make voting easier | Elections commission to discuss resignation

Wisconsin: Elections board officials defend performance | Lawmakers question Wisconsin elections agency over audit findings | Wisconsin GAB Kevin Kennedy testifies in front of audit committee | GAB overhaul could retain former judges running it