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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

January 17-20, 2015

National News: Poverty affects no only who you vote for, but if you vote

Alabama: New secretary of state discusses goals, commitments

Alaska: Legislators prefile more than 23 bills

California: Hayward park district saves millions by avoiding special election

Connecticut: Longtime Glastonbury registrar retires after 20 years | Inquiry details errors by Hartford's registrars | Squabbles among Hartford vote officials fueled election woes, report says | Report cites numerous failures by Hartford registrars

Florida: Restoring voting rights for ex-felons major theme at MLK breakfast | Fort Myers special election process begins

Georgia: Bibb Co. plans to reduce voting precincts | Sumter BOE has new chair, vice chair

Idaho: Former N. Idaho election official wants charge dismissed

Illinois: Youth voter turnout remains static

Indiana: GOP-backed bill would end straight-ticket voting option

Kentucky: Grimes says she's running...but for what?

Maryland: Friends and colleagues remember an 'unfailingly graceful' Nancy Dacek | Maryland going back to paper voting in 2016

Massachusetts: Resignation reduces troubled election division to one worker

Missouri: Bills filed at start of 2015 session

Montana: McCulloch expresses disappointment in vote against student election judges

New Mexico: Native voting pact eased poll access, but turnout down

New York: Nicols to step down from post | Decline in electoral turnout followed demise of 'runner' sheets

Ohio: Idea is for fewer Ohio polling places, but you can use any of them | Legislature joins early-voting lawsuit as defendant | Canton raises pay for election inspectors | Dems to replace Harrington on elections panel

Oklahoma: Turpin polling place to close

Oregon: Brown proposes automatic OR voter registration | Kate Brown will again push for universal voter registration

Rhode Island: RI BOE employee who alleged discrimination is terminated

South Carolina: 700+ bills introduced so far this session

South Dakota: Minnehaha election review highlights machine issues | Election review committee looks into Minnehaha Co. problems

Texas: Pressley files complaint | The state of voting in Texas | Deputy voter registrars trained in Fort Bend | Public hearings on voter centers set

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix BOE can't find a quorum | St. Croix BOE fails again to do anything |

Virginia: McAuliffe revamps state BOE

West Virginia: Secretary of state makes budget presentation

Wyoming: Bill proposes voting centers and e-poll books