Nice Social Bookmark

2013

Monday, 18 March 2013

March 16-18, 2013

National News: Obama to tap Thomas Perez as labor secretary | Can states go beyond federal law on voter registration?

Alabama: Hanceville moves voting precinct to recreational center

Alaska: Begich defends Alaska Native voting rights

Arizona: Supreme Court to weigh Arizona's voter ID law | Must voters have to prove citizenship to register?

Arkansas: Election commission to discuss potential for new voting equipment | Amid constitutional concerns, Davy Carter says he's reviewing voter ID

California: County voter rolls shrink by a dramatic 17 percent | Recounts more than dollars and cents? | Fresno offers county $250K up front on cost of city-trash election | Burbank officials promise quicker reporting of election results | Complaints allege problems in San Gabriel elections | Changes save Tulare County districts money

Colorado: Duggan: Fort Collins election ballots are headed to mailboxes

Connecticut: Hartford registrars to get some relief from city

District of Columbia: Local officials join election task force to prepare for the worst

Florida: Bay County launches voter registration drive in the midst of municipal elections | Options for Duval elections site piling up Jacksonville city council | City leaders to discuss changing election date | Cyberattack on Florida election is first known case in U.S., experts say

Georgia: Elections board opposes change in appointments | Dugan says he'll derail election board changes

Idaho: County considers realignment of some voting precincts

Illinois: Old enough to vote in area races, but not doing so yet

Indiana: Public to get first look at vote centers | Lawson to discuss vote centers with county election officials

Kansas: Officials prepare for election frenzy | Voter laws before Supreme Court impact Kansas

Maine: Litchfield says 'no' a second time to state-sponsored ballot counting machines

Maryland: Local officials join election task force to prepare for the worst

Massachusetts: City's inactive voter numbers decline

Minnesota: DFLers control Minnesota Capitol but election overhaul ideas need GOP support

Missouri: Early voting proposal gets bipartisan push in Missouri | Audit gives good rating to Mo. secretary of state | 150th District election stayed; new date not yet scheduled | Early voting recommendations filed by House Republican

New Hampshire: Walpole voters OK voting machine | New Hampshire voters adjust to voter ID law | House to vote on compromise voter ID bill

New Jersey: Tenant advocates appeal decision to overturn election | County election officials presenters at NJ municipal clerks conference | County, Vernon headed to court over ballot bill

New Mexico: Cote wants AG probe of Otero Co.

New York: 'These guys could work in Mississippi': Bloomberg on the board of elections

North Carolina: Tillis: Fraud 'not the primary reason' for voter ID push | House Speaker: NC voter ID bill will have flexibility

Ohio: Electronic poll books seem conceptually simple, but may be vulnerable to hacking and cyber attacks, experts say | Ohio bill on referendums brings back century-old debate over citizens' rights | Miami County deputy elections director leaves | Primary may go up for vote | Stainbrook aims to oust GOP board member

Pennsylvania: Lehigh Valley legislator's early voting bill would allow 8 days to cast ballots

South Carolina: House budget plan includes $6M for election agency | Voters must bring photo ID to polls Tuesday | Massey, Young eye early voting

South Dakota: Election workers trained

Tennessee: Bill OKing use of college IDs for voting advances | Election commissioner holding fast on voter citizenship review despite controversy, legal advice | Commodore Card might be acceptable voting ID

Texas: Williamson County approved for countywide polling place program | Big Spring elections administration moving offices

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint Board appoint acting deputy supervisor of elections

Vermont: Secretary of state awards $66K in grants to Vermont towns | Polling places to get upgrades

Virginia: Cuccinelli appoints commission to streamline felony voting rights restoration | Voting precinct renamed | Local officials join election task force to prepare for the worst | Fairfax supervisors to hear election report Tuesday

West Virginia: Secretary of state promotes women's role in W.Va. | Official decision: No May 7 county primary

Wisconsin: Balloting begins Monday, clerks open Good Friday

Friday, 15 March 2013

March 15, 2013

National News: Young Hispanics stymied at ballot box | Sen. Klobuchar introduces bill to require states to provide same-day registration

Alaska: Voter ID measure clears House committee over objections | Does Alaska have a voter fraud problem?

Arizona: Voter ID case heads to Supreme Court | Glitch costs couple their right to vote | Reagan pushes ballot designation amendment

Arkansas: County seeking $10K grant for elections | Senate panel backs election reform measures

California: Former Riverbank mayor contests bill for recount

Colorado: Boulder County: $7500 for open records request justified

Florida: Moving out of Gateway could save taxpayers big

Illinois: Hillcrest students to serve as election judges

Indiana: Lake County elections board considers electronic poll book pilot project for May election

Kentucky: Grimes' proposal to protect domestic violence approved by General Assembly

Massachusetts: Special election will be costly for Bourne taxpayers

Minnesota: Bill would allow no-excuse absentee voting, limit vouching | Early voting? Dayton says it needs 'broad bipartisan support'

Missouri: Secretary of state pushes early voting

Montana: County officials draw up new Cascade County election districts

Nevada: Secretary of state proposes voter ID bill | Proposal to use photos to allow Nevada voting gets mixed reactions

New Jersey: New Passaic County deputy elections chief sworn in

New Mexico: Lawmaker asks AG to investigate Otero voting

New York: Board of elections fears poll workers would steal iPads | 'No guarantee' city can handle run-off as scheduled, election officials testify | Genesee lawmakers oppose state's early voting proposal | Troy voter fraud trial finally comes to a close | Officials see big hurdles to elections

North Carolina: Voter ID disagreements aired at NC House committee

Ohio: Official decision: No May 7 primary

Oklahoma: House approves election reform bill

South Carolina: Senate approves early voting | SC-1 elections officials prep for first major test of voter ID law | Hemingway to hand over election authority to county | Voters, students to share same space

South Dakota: Supreme Court case couls affect South Dakota's reservation voters

Tennessee: Anderson election commission seeks new home | Election commission seeks more storage space | Mood generally even, controlled at voting site Thursday | Senate: College IDs acceptable form of voter ID | Forge voters OK liquor sales, but other side may contest results

Texas: Countywide Election Day voting centers to debut

Utah: Clerks kill election-day registration

Vermont: Write-in election ends in rare tie, runoff planned

West Virginia: Voter registration could be coming to a DMV near you

Wisconsin: Clerks ready for spring election

Thursday, 14 March 2013

March 14, 2013

Alabama: Absentee ballot voters get assist from deputies

Arizona: AG to argue state's voter registration law | Lawmakers are taking a stance on Tucson's mail | 39 ballots yet to be verified

Arkansas: Voter ID bill passes House | Panel looks at dispute over voter ID bill | Challenge delays House vote on voter ID

California: California senators introduce bills to allow students better access to polling places

Delaware: Del. approves easing voting restrictions on felons | No excuse absentee ballot bill clears committee

Florida: Democracy with headaches: Rush of last-minute absentee ballots challenges election officials | Broward may need as many as three recounts | Some locals not happy about Sarasota holding March elections | Tie vote in Treasure Island to get recount Friday

Georgia: Proposal would shake up Columbia County elections board

Illinois: Board of Elections: Voters can split choices of candidates | Polling place relocated

Indiana: Allen County's voter registration board could be on its way out | Commissioners weigh fate of local vote office | Election board backs up on voting centers

Iowa: County elects to buy new voting machines

Kentucky: County clerk Snodgrass winds down public career

Louisiana: Jefferson Parish council to ask that Crescent Connection vote be cancelled

Nebraska: Photo ID to vote bill brings threat of lawsuit | Alternative to voter ID bill proposed

Nevada: Secretary of state presents voter photo

New Hampshire: House approves changes to voter registration forms | Coin tosses determine election winners

New Jersey: Totowa opposes bill to institute early voting

New Mexico: Former candidates file suit over voting procedures

New York: NYC elections board shows off kiosk prototype | Schneiderman announces language access agreement with Sullivan County BOE | Sullivan to provide ballots in Spanish | Misspelled ballot saga finally closed

North Carolina: House panel hears more pros, cons to voter ID | Supporter, opponents of voter ID law cite data to back up their position

Ohio: Panel releases list of voting reforms | Expanded weekend early voting recommended by bipartisan Ohio elections officials 

Pennsylvania: Brominski: Nepotism in election hirings | County BOE reversed decision to close precincts

Rhode Island: Oversight panel continues election review

South Carolina: Horry County election commission orders recount

Tennessee: Election costs: Chattanooga $148,362; Collegedale $2,865

Texas: WilCo approves vote centers | There's no contest: May 11 election cancelled

Virginia: Falls Church wants Voting Rights Act preclearance removed | Town board authorizes end to absentee, early voting

Washington: County switching to new ballot counting equipment

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

March 13, 2013

National News: Study finds voter ID laws hurt young minorities | Justice's Voting Rights unit suffers 'deep ideological polarization' says watchdog | Partisan 'mistrust' fueled voting rights fights at DOJ | Bill requires states to allow people to register to vote on the same day as the election

Arizona: This Election Day sticker brought to you by...

Arkansas: Panel looks at dispute over voter ID bill | McDaniel details election reform measures before Legislature | New bills filed by King address election commissions

California: Counties on hook for state's special election costs

Colorado: Arapahoe clerk finalist cleared after anonymous ethics complaint

Delaware: Felon voting rights due for House vote today

Florida: North Miami-Dade woman, 102, becomes a rallying point for voter rights | Legislature tries fixing military, overseas voting law | No languishing in lines this time as PBC residents cast their ballots

Georgia: County commission objects to proposal for elections board makeover

Hawaii: Hawaii had lowest voter turnout in 2012

Idaho: Ada County asks state lawmakers to modernize ballot security | Legislation could make ballots more secure

Indiana: Threat to early voting neutralized for now as amendments pulled | Committee to study vote centers

Iowa: Iowa voter photo ID bill offers compromise | Melbourne man charged with voter fraud during general election | Power outage doesn't stop voting

Massachusetts: Selectmen vote to move date of election | Newton looks to merge elections and clerk departments

Minnesota: Ritchie supports expanded all-mail balloting

Montana: Officials must review precincts

Nebraska: Secretary of State Gale suggests a study of voter photo ID issue

New Hampshire: Rain scares off some voters | Amherst poll workers: 'We want more voters'

New Jersey: Former Passaic County elections secretary admits theft of nearly $385K from board | Vernon opposes early voting measures | Blomkvest named to election board

New Mexico: Secretary of state opposes bill that would streamline voting process | Bill to address election night staffing headed to NM governor

New York: Old lever machine becomes new voting kiosk | Canisteo-Greenwood scraps voting site consolidation | Former Troy councilman sentenced in voter fraud case

North Carolina: NC voter ID proposal brings out opponents and advocates | NC House committee to hear more about voter ID

Ohio: 7 residents under investigation for double voting

Pennsylvania: Polling places may merge

South Carolina: First Spartanburg election requiring photo IDs goes smoothly

Virginia: Advocacy groups urge McDonnell to veto voter ID bills | Cuccinelli creates voting rights restoration panel

Wisconsin: County board panel backs retaining same-day voter registration | GAB questioned about delays in updating voter registration lists | Man charged with election fraud in Kenosha County

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

March 12, 2013

National: House GOPer defends need for Voting Rights Act

Arizona: Proof-of-citizenship voter registration heads for Supreme Court review | Feds to monitor Guadalupe's municipal election

Arkansas: House speaker says he's reviewing voter ID | Voter ID bill needs 2/3 tally, lawmaker says

California: Riverbank says privately run vote will be fine

Colorado: Colorado Sec. of State Scott Gessler battles for re-election, voter issues

Delaware: Lawmakers eye bill on felons voting

Florida: Disqualified candidate suing PBC supervisor of elections | Communities split over best time for local elections | Maitland voters see unusual ballot

Georgia: BOC says not to election board changes | Election agreement affects Oakwood early voting

Idaho: Twin Falls County officials test voting machines

Illinois: School's future as polling places in question

Iowa: Iowa bill would eliminate need to teach students about voting in government class | City leaders debate the merits of satellite voting | Council backtracks on polling places cutback

Kansas: Bill to combat voter fraud in House

Kentucky: Many clerks oppose electronic voting

Maryland: Senate OKs O'Malley voting expansion bill | Senate approves measure to increase voting centers in some counties | Council committee to discuss voting issues | Maryland officials address Election Day irregularities

Michigan: Flushing woman claims clerk-register pulled promised job

Minnesota: Ritchie backs election law changes | Court revives fight over tea partiers' poll attire

Nebraska: Nebraska debates voter ID bill

Nevada: 'None of the above' debated in court

New Mexico: Officials to count special election ballots | Lawsuit filed against former county clerk

New York: Would early voting increase turnout? Or is it just another expense? | In debate over voting rights law, NYC is cited by both sides | All voting to go through mail in 2013 election

North Carolina: Public sign-up to reopen for voter ID hearing | Democrats say no need for voter ID law | Voter ID, straight-ticket ballot bills filed

Ohio: Lost voter registration draws board's apology | Nun resigns after vote fraud accusation | Three indicted in Hamilton County voter fraud case | Fragasse new registration clerk for county BOE

Oregon: Lawmakers consider changes to election laws

Rhode Island: Elections board keeps its executive director, but makes changes to its legislative package

South Carolina: Horry County voters face new voter ID law in Tuesday's primary | Horry County voters can still vote without photo ID under new law

South Dakota: Yankton schools no longer used as polling stations

Tennessee: Democratic lawmakers vote to replace longtime election commissioner Eddie Bryan | Herzfeld in, Bryan out as election commissioner

Texas: Texas Rep. hopes to pas online voter registration this year | County OKs redistricting change

U.S. Virgin Islands: Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by 5 losing candidates

Monday, 11 March 2013

March 9-11, 2013

National: Obama expected to nominate Thomas Perez as next Labor secretary | Schools close doors to voters for safety

Alaska: Rhetoric ratchets up in Voting Rights Act political debate | Debate over ease of voting in Alaska may be a preview of 2014 Senate race

Arizona: Proposal to change voter-registration rules fueling debate | House committee votes to make early ballot collection illegal | Voter registration law heads for Supreme Court review

Arkansas: Lawmakers to take up voter ID bill

California: La Mirada uses old methods in counting votes | New bill would allow counties to create own voting systems

Florida: Harrington explains long lines at the polls for 2012 election | Communities split over best time for local elections | Special election for aquarium plan could cost $100K

Georgia: Asian Americans say they faced voting problems | BOC calls meeting on elections board

Illinois: Lawmakers question schools as polling places

Indiana: Dem leaves voter post

Iowa: Voter ID heats up local legislative forum | Legislative panel doesn't stop voter purge rule | Election office sending change-of-address form | Sioux City council on Monday to discuss cutting polling places | Panel opts not to stop voter purge | Sioux City considers plan for fewer ballot boxes

Maryland: Rosen: Voting twice was an 'act of civil disobedience' | South side election site found

Michigan: Election official seeks more transparency

Montana: Inequality for Indian voters alleged

Nebraska: Elections chief backs study of voter ID bill | Photo ID to vote bill brings threat of lawsuit

Nevada: None of the above law to come under scrutiny in court

New Mexico: Straight-ticket balloting option clears Senate | Lawsuit targets Sandoval County voting mess | City's first mail election in 14 years ends Monday | Lawsuit claims voters denied rights | Lawsuit filed over RR voting

New York: Senators propose law to use old voting machines in upcoming mayoral race | Man vs. machine: State wants to bring back old voting machines for mayoral race | Early voting would be costly | Counties concerned over cost of early voting

North Carolina: Voter ID hearing scheduled for Tuesday

North Dakota: Lawmakers look at election changes

Ohio: Astabula County BOE to confer with county prosecutors on voter fraud allegation

Oregon: City boosts balloting convenience for voters

Rhode Island: RI rules claim on early voting true | Kando's run as head of BOE could be jeopardy

South Carolina: State prints 1,100 new voter photo ID cards

Tennessee: Money, votes and liquor in Pigeon Forge | Bill targeting UN election observers hits snag

Texas: Secretary of state talks military voting at NAS-K

Virginia: Virginia elections official says Fairfax set bad precedent with purge of conservative member | Alexandria polling station to move | In Virginia, decisions on signing bills won't be easy for McDonnell

Washington: Bill would change Washington voter registration deadline

Friday, 08 March 2013

March 8, 2013

Alaska: Alaska election official takes issue with Begich speech

Arizona: Conservative Latino rep considers run for secretary of state | Controversial ballot bill clears committee | Democrats, advocates raise red flags over GOP election bills

Arkansas: McDaniel unveils election reform proposals | AG unveils election reform package

California: Most of Solano County opts for even-year elections

Colorado: Election watcher wants Boulder County to stop using a ballot envelope sorting machine

Florida: North Miami Beach tinkers with election schedule | Maitland ballot weighed down by 29 charter amendments

Georgia: Democrats take aim on elections board

Hawaii: Legislature considering allowing election-day registration

Illinois: Early voting on rise in county | Pols: Remove polling places from schools

Indiana: Vote center ballot delayed

Iowa: Schultz thinks Linn voter imposter makes case for voter ID | Legislative committee mulls voter purge rule

Maryland: Outdated machines won't be replaced before 2014 election | Use of old voting machines angers state senators | Same-day voting bill gets Maryland Senate nod | Senate adds extra early voting center to bill | Bill would make electioneering rules consistent across polling places

Minnesota: Rice County electronic voting test scheduled | Voter fraud prosecution of woman, 86, raises questions

Mississippi: Nice, honest barber used business to leader in voter registration efforts

Missouri: House bill could move sex offenders out of regular polling places

Montana: Planning ahead to 2014

Nebraska: Voter ID debate rages in Neb. committee hearing | Lawmakers revisit voter ID bill

New Jersey: Idea of third voting district rejected | Pohatcong mayor speaks out against early voting bills | Election Day would become two weeks long under Dem bill

New Mexico: Straight-ticket balloting option clears NM Senate | Lawmakers tackle Rio Rancho Election Day fiasco | Lawsuit claims voter suppression in Rio Rancho | Activists demand that city clerk accept unsigned ballots

New York: Bronx offers case study over future of Voting Act | New electronic poll books to be unveiled for Fredonia election Monday

North Carolina: NAACP claims voter ID same as poll tax | State NAACP vows to fight any effort to require voter ID | Rep. Goodman files voter ID bill | Region Democrats float voter ID compromise

Ohio: Changing faces of Seneca board of elections | Lake County elections board brings back Janet Clair in part-time role | Hamilton County BOE employee fired for looking for love

Pennsylvania: Consolidation of Northumberland County voting sites is postponed

Rhode Island: RI elections board takes up legislative package and 'personnel matter' Monday

Tennessee: Bishop keeps eye on voting process | Voter ID bill delayed, but Memphis library photo IDs rejected | Hamilton County election commission to study write-in candidates | College ID voting bill delayed

Texas: Andrade is named as Texas Workforce Commissioner

Virginia: Fairfax GOP fighting to get von Spakovsky back on election board

Washington: House OKs extending online voter registration | House backs revamping election laws | House OKs early voter registration starting at 16

Thursday, 07 March 2013

March 7, 2013

Alabama: Jon Stewart bashes Shelby County on voting rights challenge

Arkansas: New tech proposed for east Arkansas elections | Bills on voter ID, change in school elections advance | Commission ponders election changes

California: Ballot-counting machines breakdown in La Miranda again, hand recount begin | La Mirada to recount city council election ballots Wednesday | Elimination of Saturday mail may effect balloting in Shasta County | Palm Springs city council rejects special election for hotel | Low LA voter turnout restarts debate about election scheduling

Florida: Help Me Howard: Poll worker | Crowd demanding voting rights swells to 200 in downtown Tampa | Voter fraud uncovered in Jacksonville | Two get probation in first voter registration fraud case | Referendum would change Gainesville elections to fall of odd years | Tobia vote leaves House one short of unanimous tally for elections bill

Georgia: Questionable tactics used for getting absentee ballots

Illinois: Topinka wants to remove polling places from schools | Bivins bill bans voting in schools

Iowa: Woodbury County supervisor doesn't like limiting polling places

Michigan: Secretary of state to participate in emergency election planning | New county clerk wants to update office

Minnesota: 86-year-old St. Peter woman charged with voter fraud | Appeals court affirms no politicking in, near polling places

Missouri: Commission makes early voting recommendations

Nebraska: Janssen pushes for voter ID bill | Voter ID bill hearing is Thursday

New York: Saratoga Springs city council set to vote on making City Center a polling place again | Legislators urged to lobby against early voting bill | NYC still counting ballots from 2012

North CarolinaEmbattled Lenoir County elections director keeping her job | The presentation House elections didn't listen to

Ohio: Reynoldsburg woman warned not to 'overdo' voting | Adams County BOE sets up new website 

Rhode Island: Bill would allow three-week window to cast ballots | RI bill would abolish voter ID law | Panel continues review of election problems

South Carolina: Democrats say GOP early voting bill limits access

South Dakota: YSD schools no longer polling stations

Tennessee: Election commission to decide fate of runoff

Texas: Redistricting to affect McAllen voting lines

Utah: Bill advances to allow election-day registration | Bill would make same-day registration and vote possible

West Virginia: Election overhaul gets closer look | Labor protests voter ID proposal | McDowell County to reduce number of voting precincts

Wisconsin: Proposed bill would alter absentee voting hours

Wednesday, 06 March 2013

March 6, 2013

National News: Bipartisan House bill plans overhaul of election process

Alabama: Alabama and the Voting Rights Act

Arkansas: House panel set to take up voter ID bill

California: Low turnout, voting machine down at Brentwood precincts | Voting equipment tested for special recall election | Stanislaus supervisors reject Riverbank special election | Incident involving a firearm outside polling location | Poll worker shot outside polling place | Poll worker says condo personnel removed voting signs

Connecticut: Middletown council approve election emergency plan | Registrars hope to recoup raises for deputies

Delaware: NAACP president pushes for felon voting rights in Delaware

Florida: Harrell pushing for stronger elections bill | Florida finds evidence of voter registration fraud | House passes election overhaul bill | Palm Beach County protestors demand reforms to ease voting | Hidden cost of elections office lease? | Miami-Dade commission agrees to limit number of county questions on presidential ballots | Florida lawmakers approve election reform and ethics measures on first day of session

Georgia: New registration system for voters in place

Illinois: St. Clair County cuts election judges for April election | Lawmaker wants to stop using schools as polling places | Rockford school might not be a polling place for long | Parent wants schools closed on election days

Hawaii: House moves hundreds of bills over to Senate

Kansas: Coin toss goes to Knowles

Kentucky: Push to restore voting rights in Kentucky

Louisiana: Judge nullifies vote on tolls; orders new election May 4

Maryland: City mulls changes to election code

Massachusetts: Officials hold off on early voting in city

Mississippi: Council OKs use of new voting machines

Missouri: Mo. House panel debates special voting procedures for sexual offenders | Senate panel hears House version of voter ID | Alderman claims polling place gives opponent advantage | Complaints aplenty at 5th Ward polling location | St. Louis polling place operated by contested candidate's father

New Jersey: Lawyers: Voting machines could be hacked, should be replaced | NJ voting machine vulnerable, groups tell judges | Hunterdon, Warren clerks not keen on early voting bill |

New Mexico: Unsigned ballots are unacceptable

New York: City's BOE opts for scanners in primary runoff | Wellsville school board turns down county polling place request | NYC BOE workers unearth hundreds of uncounted 2012 ballots

North Carolina: NC House GOP begins to move on voter ID bill | Legislature to decide on voter ID law again | McCrory supports voter ID effort, but sees a softer approach

Ohio: Ballots by the elections board should be counted faster with new machines | Lake County elections board considering electronic poll books | Cat finds home at elections board office | New bill could cut off ballot drives' time to recover

Pennsylvania: County trims number of voting precincts

Tennessee: Election Administrator Holden off the hook, but critics remain unsatisfied | State legislation could keep non-citizens out of polling places

Wisconsin: Voting rights group opposed to limits on absentee-voting hours | Lawmaker says absentee voting bill will change

Tuesday, 05 March 2013

March 5, 2013

National: Secretaries of state announce national task force on emergency preparedness for elections

Arizona: Arizona officials keep close eye as voting rights case goes to Supreme Court | Arizona bill targets early ballots key to Latino turnout | Arizona minority senators raise alarm on elections-linked bills

California: Bell and Cudahy residents get free bus rides on election day

Colorado: Ethics commission agrees to seek outside investigator in Gessler case

Florida: Dems push for (at least) 14-day one-size-fits-all early voting | State Dems name non-negotiable election reforms | Senate Dems unleash elections wish-list

Georgia: Gay hired as new Columbia County elections director | Bibb commissioners to discuss nonpartisan elections

Illinois: Dominick wins Cicero election, but investigation looms

Indiana: Election board to consider vote centers | Judge rules on evidence in alleged voter fraud case

Iowa: Voting centers and absentee ballots: The future of elections in Sioux City? | Sioux City council at odds over polling place reduction plan | Bad weather won't stop Linn County election

Kansas: Shawnee County canvassers approve 36 ballots; nothing changes

Louisiana: Judge refuses to dismiss toll vote lawsuit

Maine: Voting rights opposed for some Maine felons | Bill would strip right to vote from Maine prisoners convicted of Class A crimes | Bangor tags Cross Center as new voting venue

Maryland: Outdated Md. voting machines won't be replaced before 2014

Massachusetts: Flurry of election activity coming up in Marblehead

Minnesota: Democrats poised to suggest big changes in election system

Missouri: Senate takes up voter ID bills | Residents urged to check polling locations before primary

Montana: Missoula County planning ways to speed up voting | Native American voting rights case gets a second look

Nevada: Bill would abolish Nevada caucus for early primary

New Hampshire: Federal court okays 'bailout' from Voting Rights Act

New Jersey: Court to hear argument about NJ voting machines | Rutgers professor to argue case against flawed voting machines | Senate panel approves bill to allow early voting in NJ

North Carolina: Voter ID back up for debate | North Carolina voters react to voter ID issues | House Republicans to discuss voter ID plans

Ohio: Poll workers' failure to comply with rule irks Trumbull County elections director | Looking for love online costs election worker Web access | Trumbull County BOE wants to get poll workers to follow election-night rule

Rhode Island: RI Lawmaker: Early voting could ease poll problems | Early voting proposed for Rhode Island

Tennessee: Ketron bill will allow student IDs as voter ID | Nashville election commission could rescind vote seeking foreign-born voter review | Election board could rescind vote | Bill would allow college IDs for voting

Virginia: Va. elections chief on emergency plans panel

Wisconsin: Bill would limit hours for early voting | GOP bill would limit hours for absentee voting