National News: Senate politics shut down some federal agencies

Alaska: Attorney downplays rulings in redistricting lawsuit

California: Calexico approves election change

Connecticut: Robert 'Bob' Schulte, former registrar of voters, 65

District of Columbia: Effort to recall mayor set to begin

Florida: Problems seen in vote machines used in Escambia | Elections offices gearing up for primary | Absentee, early voting close some polling places | Absentee ballots in the mail

Idaho: City protests consolidated elections

Illinois: 4,334 removed from Marion County voter roles | Polling places change for 10 percent of Champaign voters

Indiana: Ruling creates confusion over secretary of state

Kansas: Southwest Kansas election is first test of new voter ID law

Maine: After complaints, Bangor may try to improve voter access | Costs of recall election remain unknown

Mississippi: Feds will use 'covered jurisdiction' to battle voter ID

Missouri: Requiring photo ID to vote in Missouri still a tenuous issue for 2012

New Hampshire: No polling place changes for next two elections

New York: Evans Mills, Chaumont switch village elections to November

North Carolina: Statesville could play part in debate over voter IDs

Ohio: Union South precinct split

South Carolina: Voter ID law turning into political battle

Tennessee: Court ruling on SC voter ID law heartens repeal efforts in Tenn.

Virginia: Perry files suit to get on ballot

West Virginia: Raleigh County commission approves new precincts | New Congressional map still under scrutiny

Wisconsin: UWO to issue new ID cards for voting | DOT expects more demand for photo IDs for voting