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National News: Voting only by mail can decrease turnout. Or increase it. Wait, what? | Is your election night reporting system ready for 2016?

Alaska: Juneau to hold March special election for new mayor

California: Fullerton narrows plans for new district voting system

Florida: Trial ends with speculation judge could draw new Florida Senate map

Indiana: Pair of local county election officials earn prestigious honors from state | Election board to draft vote center plan | Seitz refuses special election option

Louisiana: Officials consider election logistics | Strawberry festival conflicts with election

New York: Elections official files $8M lawsuit in ballot case

North Carolina: Elections officials notifying voters who have no valid ID

Ohio: More than 20 contests in November election decided by one vote throughout Ohio

Oregon: Oregon's automatic voter registration law kicks in January 1 | After slight adjustments, Oregon's Motor Voter is set for launch

Pennsylvania: County voting board sides with residents | Losing candidate contests result of Upper St. Clair commissioner's race

Texas: Voting in the primary by mail

Utah: Flagged Bill: HB 21

West Virginia: Harrison Co. investing more in new voting technology