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Thursday, 22 January 2015

January 22, 2015

National News: Sen. Boxer offers aggressive agenda as career ends | Backers of voting rights bill try a new strategy| Bill would award medal to 1965 voting rights marchers | Suffrage at sixteen

Arizona: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals coming to Tucson

California: Cost of WeHo's special election will likely be well north of $30 per vote

Colorado: New secretary of state addresses clerks

Connecticut: Lawyer: Hartford registrar will fight removal efforts | As city council plans to remove her, Hartford's Democratic registrar plans to fight | Hartford council to charge city registrars after investigation into Election Day mishaps | Hartford city council files resolution to remove registrars

District of Columbia: Grosso re-introduces bill to allow local voting privileges for legal non-citizens

Florida: Group trying to restore felons' rights to vote after prison

Georgia: Macon-Bibb eyeing reduction in number of polling stations

Hawaii: 2015 legislative session opens | East Hawaii lawmakers bring wish lists to Honolulu

Illinois: County clerk offers voter outreach program

Iowa: Legislators consider changes to Iowa's election laws

Kansas: Ballots flood in for Johnson Co's schools funding election

Mississippi: Election review is in, committee recommends a different primary system | Marion special election results in runoff

Nebraska: ASUN denounces voter ID bill

North Dakota: Grand Forks lawmaker wants to go back to the pre-2013 voter ID law

Oklahoma: Proposal would make changes to Oklahoma election laws | Senator proposes big election changes

Oregon: Still no city councilor determined after Gaston election officials draws name from a sack

Pennsylvania: Cartwright named to voter rights task force

South Dakota: Panel approves audit of statewide candidate petitions | Secretary of state's election law changes move forward at Capitol

Tennessee: Marijuana group sues to use online signatures for petition

Texas: Northside vs. Southside questions arise following success of voting centers | Abbott formally picks Cascos

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix members are no-show at joint elections board meeting | Elections board replaces chairman

Vermont: Burlington residents to decide on noncitizen voting

Washington: Elections could get fewer, cheaper

West Virginia: WV secretary of state discusses voter turnout with students | Plateau polling location changes due to middle school crisis |

Wisconsin: Judicial panel dismisses complaint against judge in voter ID case