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Thursday, 19 March 2015

March 19, 2015

National News: Would automatic voter registration increase turnout? | Obama says mandatory voting would 'completely change' U.S. political map | US lawmakers introduce bill to restore voting rights to ex-felons

California: Fullerton's at-large voting system shuts out Asian Americans, suit says | Dismal turnout for special election

Colorado: Colorado ranks high in voter turnout in 2014 | Overseas voting bill advances

Florida: Elections audit finds no problems in Loxahatchee Groves vote count | Low turnout was a disappointment for elections officials

Georgia: A lot more costs than voters

Guam: Voter registration bill to 'modernize process'

Illinois: Election to replace Schock could be first test for new countywide election commission | Company protesting contract awarded by DuPage election agency

Kansas: County clerk: 'Ready to go' for advance voting beginning Wednesday | Kobach: New registration law in Oregon likely to increase voter fraud

Kentucky: Fiscal Court hears appeal for higher pay for poll workers

Louisiana: No money for presidential primary

Maine: Republican senator renews fight for voter ID

Maryland: Elections board says MVA changes don't fully address voter registration problems

Massachusetts: 4 Worcester voting sites deemed inaccessible to handicapped

Minnesota: Felon voting rights bill in jeopardy in Minn. House | Time running out on felon voting bill

New York: With controversy swirling around poll watchers, a dead heat in Bloomingburg | Village board race ends in photo finish

North Carolina: Cost for complying with NC voting law triples in Henderson Co.| Elections board threatens Swain with lawsuit

Ohio: BOE has new home in Jefferson Co,| County election board gearing up for primary | Kenton polling location changes

Oregon: Does research show that Oregon's automatic voter registration won't make much difference?| Kobach: New registration law in Oregon likely to increase voter fraud | Secretary of state job draws wide interest among politicians

Rhode Island: Town council looks to put proposal for appointed town leader on ballot

South Carolina: Changes sought in Cottageville precinct

Tennessee: Breeding retires from Blount Co. elections post

Texas: AG's office to prosecute two on voter fraud charges | New elections administrator hired | Election error addressed by commission

Virginia: Roanoke updates voter registration records | White announced as new registrar for Prince William

Washington: Yakima Co. begins plans for redistricting despite ongoing legal fight | Yakima will ask federal judge to reconsider voting rights ruling