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Monday, 16 March 2015

March 14-16, 2015

National News: Portman open to updating Voting Rights Act | Krist Novoselic brings wit and political passing to Reed College

Arkansas: House panel advances voter ID change

California: Callaway Co. clerk requests new voting machines | L.A.'s low voter numbers push state officials toward easing process | Polling place changes for Tuesday's election to affect some Antioch residents

Colorado: Gessler voter sting nets 1 conviction despite accusations of widespread fraud

Connecticut: Local voting officials oppose plan to eliminate registrars | Local officials reject voter registrar reform

Florida: Lawmakers consider moving voter registration online | Supervisor of elections race heats up | Push to get young people at the polls for elections | Return of the red absentee ballot drop boxes

Georgia: Ex-director of elections indicted on theft charge

Hawaii: Hawaii ranked No. 32 in state voter turnout

Illinois: Kane prosecutors primed to monitor April election

Iowa: Controversial Iowa voter rules will not take effect | Iowa drops attempt to purge voter rolls based on citizenship

Kentucky: Primary could create problems for overseas voters

Louisiana: Terrebonne's new voter registrar starts Monday

Michigan: Precinct consolidation bill dies in Senate

Nevada: Bill would give Nevada first-in-nation presidential primary

New Hampshire: Chichester prefers hands-on in ballot counting

New Mexico: House committee votes to advance voter ID

New York: St. Patrick's Day shifts village election schedule

North Carolina: Presidential primary could cost taxpayers more money | Primary schedule could cost county| NC faces the perils of punting a primary early in calendar

North Dakota: Cass County: Voting machines

Ohio: Future elections may return to paper | Lucas Co. prosecutor denies petition to oust director

Oklahoma: Legislature considering online voter registration

Oregon: The surprises in Oregon's pioneering new voter registration system

Pennsylvania: Vintage coffee can holds the secrets to Philly ballot positions

South Dakota: Lawmakers pass stiffer election laws

Tennessee: Former mayor wants to join election commission | Election commission tries to cut coordinator's hours

Texas: Wise Co. elections moving to new digs | Williamson Co. hires elections administrator | County elections head still working

Utah: Changes coming to primary elections in '16

Virginia: New voting machines under review for Lynchburg residents