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Friday, 17 July 2015

July 17, 2015

National News: Dems float compromise linking Confederate flag to voting rights | House Dems demand updated voting rights bill go to floor | States rethink laws denying the vote to felons

Alabama: Voter ID laws, legacy of segregation, still affect Alabama

Delaware: Lawsuit aims to quash Rehoboth votes

Florida: Volusia approves purchase of new voting equipment | Longtime elections chief Deborah Clark joins growing field of Pinellas Co. candidates

Georgia: Elections board contacting inactive voters | Judge: No recount in close election for Milledgeville mayor

Indiana: County upgrading polling books | Vermillion Co. clerk issues new voter cards | County clerk recommends voting system update | County to spend $466,725 on electronic poll books | Allen Co. council endorses new technology to speed up voting

Louisiana: St. George leaders decide not to appeal ruling on signatures

Mississippi: Poll workers prepare for primary

New York: Old Westbury election sent to court | Voter registration and mobilization initiaitve launched on Long Island | $80M claim after Troy ballot-fraud acquittal

North Carolina: Charlotte pastor says voter law creates burdens for community he serves | Professor, minister testify in trial involving NC voter law | Professor: Voting registration changes can affect voter turnout | Elections board member Paul Foley resigns | Watauga Dem will return to county elections board | Expert: High turnout not evidence that NC's law isn't burdensome for black voters

Oklahoma: Election board sets new polling places

South Carolina: It's a tie! The election that will not end

Tennessee: Memphis council plans to tinker with district lines right before upcoming election

Texas: Comal's new voting machines arrive | New voting machines are expected to make things easier

Washington: Clark Co. adds more ballot boxes