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Wednesday, 04 March 2015

March 4, 2014

National News: Where black voters stand 50 years after the Voting Rights Act

Arizona: City asks residents to return ballots as soon as possible

Arkansas: Bill allows guns in bars, polling places, Capitol

California: Santa Barbara exploring voting changes | Election date change approved by voters | Voters switch LA election years to match presidential elections | Backers of election charter amendments declare victory

Delaware: State AG asked to probe voter fraud

Florida: Voting in first Estero election slow going | Light turnout seen at many polling locations | Tampa nonprofits 'Adopt A Precinct' on election day

Guam: Bills aim to allow for more voter registration | Election reform bills up for more debate

Illinois: Mell challenger sues over 33rd Ward election | Candidate's 2-vote lead now 7 with late ballots | Poll workers sought for election day | State lawmakers tackle election reform

Indiana: Absentee voting site could change for Elkhart's early voters

Iowa: Bill would end straight-party voting in Iowa

Kansas: Primary voter turnout light but determined | Supporters of marijuana ballot face issues at polls | Primary draws 10.4 percent turnout

Maryland: Rockville election will use new voting machines

Massachusetts: City eyes Charter change for primary voting

Minnesota: Requirements for township use of voting machines approved | New secretary of state wants you to vote

Missouri: House passes voter ID bills | Midday check on St. Louis primary shows few problems

New York: City BOE official had employee work for his firm

North Carolina: Wadesboro council approves combining voting precincts

Ohio: Mahoning Co. election board purchases electronic poll books

Oklahoma: Residents head to the polls | Holt's election reform measures advance

South Dakota: Winter weather doesn't deter voters

Tennessee: Veteran election administrator to retire

Texas: Justice Dept. brief challenges Texas' voter ID law | Lawmaker wants to allow Texans to register online

Vermont: Brattleboro weighs voting rights for 16- and 17-year olds

Washington: ACLU seeks $2.8M from Yakima voting rights case