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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

March 17, 2015

National News: Curtis Gans has died | Voting expert Curtis Gans dies of lung cancer

Alabama: SoS announces partnership to investigate, prosecute voter fraud

California: SF seeks to become first major city to lower voting age | Voting at 16? SF supervisor says the time has come

Georgia: Former Cherokee elections head indicted

Hawaii: Big Island Press Club gives elections chief 'dishonor' award

Illinois: Elburn trustees: Special election cost too high

Indiana: Election board looking to add new technology to election day | South Porter Co. still without early voting site

Louisiana: AG files charges in alleged Opelousas vote-buying case

Maryland: Senate approves expanding voting rights for ex-felons

Massachusetts: State denies Saugus' request to monitor today's election

Minnesota: Precinct likely split in Linwood | Election dispute in Saratoga Township | Minnesota House looking to change primary date

Nevada: Bill would require ID to vote

New Jersey: Atlantic City councilman to appeal dismissal of lawsuit

New Mexico: Voter ID passes the House

New York: Poll watchers allowed for Bloomingburg vote

Ohio: Federal judge upholds tighter ballot access rules for Ohio's minor political parties | Deputy director resigns from Medina Co. BOE

Oklahoma: Bill would allow online voter registration

Oregon: Oregon adopts nation's first automatic voter registration law | Kate Brown gets to sign her own bill for automatic voter registration

Pennsylvania: With primaries looming, Luzerne Co. seeking new election director

Tennessee: Jones, Reeves and Hix tapped for election commission | Roberto named to election commission

Texas: Election committee hears bill to eliminate straight-ticket voting | Taking elections to a new frontier | Election office accepts volunteer registrars | County elections board to consider administrator | Bastrop city council official cancels May elections

Virginia: Lynchburg registrar announces retirement | Prince William lawsuit over primary elections to be heard at end of week

Wisconsin: City to hold absentee voting at senior living facilities