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Friday, 23 January 2015

January 23, 2015

National News: House Dems push voting rights amendment

Arkansas: New voting machines could be on horizon, official says | Boone County needs permanent polling place

California: New study finds dismal 2014 youth voter turnout may continue unabated

Connecticut: As questions swirl about registrars' future, state legislation is considered

Illinois: Kane officials question need for Aurora election commission | Wilson questions vote-by-mail campaign | St. Clair Co. Dems pay ESL election workers about four times more than others

Indiana: Dead voter law among issues at elections board meeting | Lawson seeks funding for voting programs | Vote center plans move ahead | County prepares to move to vote centers

Iowa: Another special election for Freemont Co.

Kentucky: Election board reviews policies in advance of spring primary

Maine: Maine effort to switch to ranked-choice voting to wait until 2016 | LePage to propose adding lieutenant governor, dropping secretary of state

Maryland: Hyattsville passes teen voting measure

Minnesota: SoS pursuing voting advancements

Nebraska: With Neb. Legislature's more conservative bent, voter ID measures face clearer path in '15

New Hampshire: At least 1K voters don't show ID at NH polling places each year

New Mexico: Senator wants study using eye, thumbprint scans as voter ID | Voter ID of the future

North Carolina: Voter registrations struck after tea party challenge

North Dakota: Lawmakers float voter ID proposals

Ohio: BOE moving to Towers Building

Oklahoma: Election reform bills

Oregon: More Dems could boost Oregon voter registration bill | Oregon postal worker failed to deliver mail

Tennessee: State's photo ID law for voters questioned | Election commission asks to move money around in budget to cover worker overrun, get more help

Texas: SoS nomination must be passed by Texas Senate

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board finally elects leadership

Virginia: GOP objects to McAuliffe's Republican pick for elections board

Washington: Lawmakers looking to change election process

West Virginia: Polling place change, early voting begins