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Monday, 04 March 2013

March 2-4, 2013

National: Biden critical of challenges to Voting Rights Act

Arizona: Critics assail reform plans for Arizona elections

California: Stanislaus County officials balk at call for special election | Saturday without mail may affect votes | SmartVoter.org ballot lookup helps voters prepare

Colorado: Gessler raves about 'fantastic' 2012 election

Connecticut: Newington adopts voting contingency plan

District of Columbia: D.C. will soon be local jurisdiction not to have online voter registration

Florida: No legislative push so far to crack down on election supervisors | Election reform bills pending before Legislature | Election reform proposals before Legislature don't go far enough, critics say

Georgia: Former Twiggs election chief Fair dies | Local voting changes cause electoral uncertainty | Measures altering Fulton County clear House

Illinois: Absentee voting delayed in Ford County | RI County sending out voter cards

Iowa: Sioux City may reduce number of polling places to 4 citywide

Kentucky: Learn to use voting machine at clerk's office

Louisiana: Crescent City referendum trial to focus on voters given provisional ballots

Maryland: Proposed new referendum requirements will be amended

Massachusetts: Mass. elections official clashes with Chief Justice | Elections to be monitored by secretary of state's office

Minnesota: DFL's proposed election-law changes unlikely without bipartisan support

Mississippi: Secretary of state honors Promote the Vote winners

Missouri: Early voting commission announces recommendations | Ozark grappling with second case of botched ballots

Montana: Missoula election official offers ideas for reducing lines in 2014

Nebraska: Secretary of state urges changes to election law | Election Day voting by hospital patients needs tracking

New Hampshire: New Hampshire to get a voter 'bailout' from feds

New York: Local leaders say early voting would be costly | DeFrancisco, Seward oppose Cuomo's early voting proposal

North Carolina: Voter ID coming | NC House Republicans to unveil voter ID plans | Election registration system may have skirted the law | State elections board scandal grows

Pennsylvania: Cumberland County approves polling place change

Rhode Island: RI elections board concerned about its own legislative package | RI ACLU labels San Bento bill to ban mail ballot recounts 'appalling'

South Dakota: New voting rules studied for state

Tennessee: Proposed 'election centers' could close local precincts

Texas: Farmers Branch appeals federal judge's voting rights order | New position in clerk's office approved | Secretary of State Steen takes the reins in Austin

Virginia: Virginia moves towards online voter registration | Voter registration office moving

West Virginia: Local delegate wants to eliminate straight-ticket voting

Wisconsin: City hand-counts primary ballots from two districts | Registration change a costly option | State elections board under fire from GOP

Friday, 01 March 2013

March 1, 2013

California: Online registration helped increase California's youth vote

Connecticut: Plainfield residents OK funds for safety upgrades

Florida: Voting rights advocates prepare for session | Rallies planed outside West Palm Beach SOE office | African-American leaders call for stronger measures in election reform efforts | Florida lawmakers may restore two weeks of early voting

Georgia: Elections board considers possible precinct locations

Guam: Election commissioner charged with drug crimes

Illinois: Cicero election draws grand jury subpoenas, sources say

Indiana: White given 2 weeks to file papers

Iowa: Clarinda precinct changes clear first hurdle | House panel OKs requiring voter ID at polling sites

Kansas: Shawnee Co. elections commissioner urges voting equipment upgrade | Lawmakers debate Kobach election fraud bill | Senate passes bill giving secretary of state extra power

Kentucky: Lexington council supports restoring voting rights to ex-felons | Grimes' efforts to prevent vote fraud unanimously passed by House

Maryland: Salisbury: No immediate plans to eliminate primary election

Massachusetts: Mass. secretary of state says chief justice wrong

Minnesota: Overstuffed precinct list grows in city

Missouri: Year later, St. Charles Co. OKs voting machines | Panel publishes early voting recommendations | House panel looks at requiring photo ID to vote | Panel says MIssouri should adopt early voting

Montana: With 2014 elections looming, Ninth Circuit agrees to hear Native voting-rights appeal

New Hampshire: Kingsbury takes cause of uncovering voter fraud into his own hands |

New York: Richards wins SE Queens | No more polling sites at Clarkstown and Nyack schools | No more polling at St. Margaret Church in Pearl River | Trustee candidate questions absentee ballot application procedure

Ohio: Husted pushing for online voter registration | Panel votes 'no' | Lake County elections board fires deputy director | Board of elections getting new equipment

Pennsylvania: Aichele chided on voter ID funding | Dems chide administration for lack of voter ed | More than 1K voters to cast ballots at new polling location | Elections stay in Denver Borough hall

Rhode Island: Voter ID law might not stand the test of time | Lawmaker introduces early voting bill | Advocates to Senate committee: Disabled voters face barriers at RI polling places

South Carolina: Does S.C. still need Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act? | Election officials say new photo ID law won't halt votes

Texas: Vote centers coming in time for May elections

Virginia: Old voting laws merits debate

Washington: Manchester port term election cost inspires bill

Wisconsin: GAB to mail postcards in April to 310K registered voters in Wis. | Assembly speaker criticizes elections board

Thursday, 28 February 2013

February 28, 2013

National News: Labor leaders gear up to pass voter registration bills | Conservative Justices skeptical on key part of voting law | Voting Act under scrutiny | Voting Rights law draws skepticism from Justices | Supreme Court conservatives express skepticism over voting law provision

Arkansas: Questions over money hold up voter ID bill

California: County eyes new registrar of voters | Polling place for primary to be held at Toyota dealership

Connecticut: Groton plans public hearing on voting district consolidation

Florida: County to workshop possibility of high-dollar purchase of elections office | High Court weighs whether elections in Florida need continued federal oversight | Voting case may hit home

Georgia: Baker County Sheriff's election headed to Ga. Supreme Court

Hawaii: House committee approves voter fraud bill

Illinois: Luciano: Signature discrepancy denies voter a ballot | Tuesday's dismal voter turnout wasted tax dollars, officials say | Absentee ballots could change races

Indiana: Vote centers a dead issue for Goshen referendum | Live outside General Assembly a new experience for Lawson

Iowa: Lawmakers to take up voter ID proposal

Kansas: Provisional ballots make race too close to call

Kentucky: Law banning Election Day alcohol sales could soon be history

Maine: Bill could force Maine to provide voter lists

Maryland: Hyattsville selects voting machine supplier | Salisbury voters stay away in droves

Massachusetts: Foxborough to combine town election with special primary | Town election moved to coincide with state vote

Minnesota: Minneapolis short $385K for 2013 elections | Area organization calls for ranked-choice voting statewide | Minneapolis considers more election funding

Mississippi: Local impact of Section 5 debated

Missouri: St. Charles County approves new voting machines

Nebraska: Does all-mail vote spell doom?

New Hampshire: Aldermen, clerk agree to hold municipal election in November

New Jersey: Freeholders oppose extended early voting hours

New Mexico: Thousands fail to sign absentee ballots

New York: Commissioners complete election district map | Board of elections looking for inspectors

Ohio: Bipartisan election bill clears Senate

South Carolina: Elections office prepares for 'do-over' in Woodruff mayoral race | Anderson County is holding voter ID seminars | Officials react to high court voting rights arguments

South Dakota: Election change sought in voting absentee | Voting integrity reform sought for loophole in absentee ballots |

Texas: Lawmaker says voter discrimination still happens | Court approves Election Day vote centers | Retiring elections administrator honored at city council meeting

Virginia: Voter registrar's pay issue raised

Wisconsin: City polls moved to civic center

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

February 27, 2013

National News: Force behind race-law rollback efforts talks voting rights case | Path toward online voting stymied by fear of hacking | Supreme Court weighs future of Voting Rights Act

Alabama: Proposed changes to Voting Rights Act stir controversy in Alabama | With Voting Rights Act in the balance, Shelby County takes its challenge to Supreme Court | Voting Rights Act supporters travel from Shelby County to attend Supreme Court case

Arizona: Arizona officials keep close eye as voting rights case goes to Supreme Court | Clean Elections consolidation bill advances | Senate approves three election reform bills |

Arkansas: Ark. House panel takes up voter ID bill

California: Counties seeking special election funds | Counties seeking election funds

District of Columbia: Elections board calls claims about voter rolls 'wholly inaccurate'

Florida: Clay commission approves security system for new elections office | Elections office deficit covered

Georgia: Voting Rights Act still relevant in Georgia

Hawaii: Lawmakers advance bills on elections | House finance committee approves voter fraud bill

Illinois: Polling place moved due to fire | Voting equipment delivered to wrong polling place | Snow, rain contribute to low voter turnout for primary election | Road conditions impact municipal election | Election officials report few problems at polls | Some issues at south suburban polling places on election day

Indiana: Clark County election officials eye 'vote centers' | County keeping an eye on voting rights bill | Bloomington chamber calls for election changes

Iowa: County taking bids on voting machines

Kansas: Voter turnout light in city primary | Second snowstorm piles more on city, puts freeze on voting | Sedgwick County polls open amid burdensome snow | Voters, poll workers find ways to cope with snow on election day | Winter weather limits turnout at several Lawrence polling places

Kentucky: Soldier voter bill moves on without email option

Massachusetts: Millbury to hold dual town, state primary election | Easton town election combined with senate primary

Michigan: Miller blasts Obama's plan for election standards

Mississippi: Senate approves $695K for secretary of state to defend voter ID plan

Missouri: St. Charles Co. council approves buying new voting machines | McCaskill slams voter ID

North Carolina: Voting Rights Act mad a difference from the beginning in Franklin County | ECU voting site scrapped

North Dakota: Voter ID bill passes House | Grand Forks activist loses appeal against state election official

Ohio: State lifts oversight of elections board | Lucas Co. board of elections considers firing employees, not directors | Husted lifts oversight of elections operations

Pennsylvania: Attorney general weighs defending voter ID

South Carolina: Groups rally to keep Voting Rights Act intact | Seminars to outline changes in photo-ID law for voters

South Dakota: Bill eliminates absentee voting on Election Day

Tennessee: Officials encourage residents with military voting concerns to contact state

Texas: Oversight of Texas election law in question

Virginia: Voter ID bill heads to governor's office | Lynchburg city council approves change in polling place

Wisconsin: Primary election goes on without clerk and deputy clerk | Legislators considering poll worker changes

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

February 26, 2013

National News: Is the Voting Rights Act relevant in 2013?

California: Will California counties develop public voting systems?

Colorado: State spends $34K defending Gessler in ethics probe

District of Columbia: D.C. council hopeful fights off candidacy challenge

Florida: Supreme Court case on voting rights could have reach to Collier | St. Lucie County SOE coming to Tampa to better understand multi-card ballots | St. Lucie supervisor trying to prevent future mistakes

Illinois: Snow could impact primary voting | Adams Co. clerk has weather concerns about primary | County officials will scrutinize Cicero election

Indiana: Vote centers no longer an option for Goshen referendum

Kansas: Kansas holding elections despite snow storm | Winter storm prompts changes in Kansas votes | Voting will proceed as scheduled despite snow | Bad weather causes drastic changes on election day | Advance voting hours extended; election will go on as scheduled | Johnson County consolidates polling places for Tuesday | Fewer polls to be open Tuesday in Johnson and Wyandotte counties | Seward County's election to be monitored by Justice Dept. | Primary polling places consolidated to Heritage Hall | DOJ monitoring elections in SW Kansas county

Massachusetts: Proposed Worcester election calendar would shorten campaign season | Milford town election joined with state primary

New Mexico: House rejects voter ID proposal | GOP attempt to institute voter ID fails | Bill to help Chaparral, other isolated towns avoid election night troubles clears NM House

Ohio: Consultants recommend firings at Lucas County BOE | Board of elections calling for probe

Oregon: Misprint on Wilsonville voters' pamphlet causes Clackamas County elections office to mail correction

Tennessee: No pilot voting program here

Texas: Voting-restrictions battle in Texas Legislature begins with low turnout | Mesquite legislator's bill targets absentee balloting by limiting trips to the mailbox | Democrats offer support for Voting Rights Act | Campbell bill takes aim at voter fraud | Coryell County to send countywide voting plan to state

Vermont: Condos' website plans come up short

Virginia: Lynchburg City council to discuss moving voting precinct

West Virginia: New polling site

Wisconsin: Proposed law would allow poll workers to come from anywhere in county

Wyoming: City to mull costs of special election

Monday, 25 February 2013

February 23-25, 2013

National News: Justices poised to query voting rights focus on South | Supreme Court to weigh divisive voting rights case | Obama says panel will halt 'tricks' to block voters | Obama calls for U.S. election reforms | Can escape clause save voting rights provision? | Voting Rights Act faces Supreme Court challenge

Alabama: County registrars seek earlier deadline for voters to register

Alaska: House hears bill that will require photo ID in order to vote

Arizona: Republicans seek overhaul of early voting process

Arkansas: How would voter ID affect elections?

California: Landmark Supreme Court voting rights debate will have California impact | Padilla bill would protect voting rights of emergency responders and natural disaster volunteers | A costly special election for SLO

District of Columbia: DC Council candidate alleges that elections board is failing to update voter rolls

Florida: 'I voted early' sticker leads to arrest; fraud charges | St. Lucie elections supervisor responds to voter group's lawsuit | The case of the phantom ballots: an electoral whodunit | Miami-Dade has authority to enact absentee ballot law, judge rules | Fla. lawmakers seek elections changes

Georgia: State makes rulings in Bibb, Monroe voting cases | Voting rights caravan

Illinois: Cook County says no primary for Northbrook | Many Peoria precincts will use electronic poll books for the first time

Indiana: Public can weigh in on vote centers

Iowa: Voter ID bill might be voted down

Kansas: Official believes Sedgwick County's Election Night problems have been fixed | Douglas County election officials urge early voting in primary as more snow threatens area | More than 1,000 cast advance ballots for primary election to beat storm | Advanced voting available until noon Monday; election will go on

Kentucky: Kentucky supports restoring felon voting rights

Maine: Measure proposes to restrict voting rights of felons

Maryland: Voting expansion proposal raises concerns about fraud, security | Maryland's proposed online ballot system called vulnerable to cyber attack

Mississippi: Hinds to put voter precincts, info online

Missouri: Changes could come to Missouri elections | Pick firm for election services | Voting at the swim pool

Montana: Appeals court rules that Indian voting lawsuit can go on

New York: Early voting laws could be costly to county | Latino group pleased with strides in voter registration

North Carolina: ECU early-voting site draws scrutiny

Ohio: Commissioner balks at elections funding | Election complaint to be heard by House

Pennsylvania: Wanted: People to run the election

South Carolina: Election officer to discuss SC's new voter ID law | State officials divided on challenge to Voting Rights Act

Texas: Court approves voting center model

Virginia: Top GOP voter ID crusader loses Virginia election panel post | Fairfax judges reject GOP's preferred pick for electoral board | Poll: Voters back photo ID | 2013 General Assembly did little to ease long lines at polls | Felons' voting rights bill defeated | Charlottesville launches electronic absentee ballot program

Washington: Snohomish County auditor weighs in on election bills

West Virginia: Straight-ticket voting would be eliminated

Wisconsin: Mailmen end absentee ballot drama in the 98th District

Wyoming: Price tag for Casper smoking ban vote: $10K-25K

Friday, 22 February 2013

February 22, 2013

National News: Could online Oscar voting lead to online public elections? | Rally planned at Supreme Court in defense of VRA

Alabama: Voting Rights Act defenders dispute Shelby County case | Shelby County reps argue against VRA sections | McKinnon discusses polling house closings with local council

Alaska: Voter ID proposal under fire in Legislature | Lawmakers begin debate on voter ID

Arizona: Bennett supports several bills aimed at election changes

California: County settles voting lawsuit, plans redistricting | Benicia officials move to change elections to even-numbered years

Florida: 102-year-old Desiline Victor to get voting-rights bill naming honors | House gives Dems minimum number of early voting hours

Georgia: Albany election case to get further scrutiny

Guam: GEC to get summary of 2010 ballot recount Wednesday, full report in March

Kentucky: Plan to let deployed soldiers email ballots stalls | Military voting bill advances, without email provision

Massachusetts: New bill targets Conomo voting | Town clerks favor separate elections

Maryland: Election proposals heard in Annapolis | O'Malley's voting expansion proposal raises concerns about fraud | Afzali works to make voter fraud a felony | Panel to consider adding more early voting centers

Mississippi: Voter ID dispute snags Miss. secretary of state budget | Mississippi senators refuse funding to defend voter ID law

New York: New York should hate the Voting Rights Act | Queens GOP chair drops to get ousted BOE commissioner back to work

North Carolina: Elections office to wait on director

Ohio: SW Ohio nun suspected of illegally casting ballot | St. John appointed to Stark County BOE

Oregon: Wilsonville attorney settles suit with Clackamas County clerk

Pennsylvania: Montco won't spend tax dollars on voter ID education | Voters in Lebanon's fifth ward have new polling place

South Carolina: Edwards retires as BOE director after 31 years | Registrar to brief public on photo ID law

Tennessee: Election commission still at odds over errors | Appeals court hears arguments in Brentwood, Williamson polling place dispute

Texas: Poise under pressure in Harris County

Virginia: Poll: Virginia voters back photo ID by wide margin

Wisconsin: County board backs same-day voter registration | Unreturned absentee ballots could alter primary

Thursday, 21 February 2013

February 21, 2013

Arkansas: Senators pass bill on voter ID

California: Armenian to be used for voter outreach services during LA polls

Colorado: Ethics committee finds no violation of Arapahoe clerk candidate

Connecticut: Senator wants to help soldiers vote | Bill would save money at local polls

Florida: Miami-Dade commission urges state to reform absentee ballot voting rules

Georgia: Dems ask Feds to block nonpartisan elections

Guam: GEC presents findings of precinct handcount

Hawaii: Bill bars candidates from touching voters' ballots

Indiana: Howard County vote center decision delayed | Madison County election board agrees to study vote centers | Miami Co. investigates vote centers | Goshen council postpones discussion on special election funding

Kansas: Sedgwick County delays opening of advance voting locations

Maine: Early voting backers seek statewide vote to amend Maine Constitution | Should Maine adopt early voting?

Maryland: Making sense of early voting | Slew of election bills introduced after busy ballot season | Panel to consider adding more early voting centers | City plans for election without county support | White Marsh set to remain Golden Beach polling place

Massachusetts: City may spend $100K on voting equipment

Minnesota: Senate panel studies expanded voting window | Early-voting proposal raises constitutional questions

Nebraska: Push to clean-up Omaha vote gets second look

New Mexico: Hundreds of city voters didn't sign mail-in ballots

New York: Dinowitz wants early voting

Ohio: Election board hears scanner presentation | Ex-member co-writing elections board report | City tweaks its voting precincts | Election worker wins a recount on raise | Smith out as election commissioner

Pennsylvania: Election board OKs polling place changes | Penn alum to lead national election commission

South Dakota: Senate passes absentee voting bill

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission keeps Holden | Shelby election commission votes down motion asking administrator to resign

Virginia: Virginia lawmakers pass photo-ID requirement for voters | Dems petition McDonnell to veeto photo ID bill | House completes passage of GOP mandate to bring photo ID to polls

Wisconsin: County clerk glides through first election night

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

February 20, 2013

National News: Can vote-by-mail fix those long lines at the polls? | Voting Rights Act: Do we still need it? | Voting Rights Act faces key test in Supreme Court

Alabama: Montgomery County commission approves new voting precinct

Arkansas: Senate to consider voter ID legislation

California: Elections office: Training will prevent repeat of misplaced uncounted ballots incident | LA city clerk's office and elections division ready for March 5 polls

Connecticut: His vote didn't count last year | State senator: Nearly 40 percent of military absentee ballots never received

Florida: Senators take field trip to voting equipment center | Lawmakers visit Leon County's supervisor of elections | St. Lucie elections office stays put for now | Ballot signatures draw concern during Senate field trip

Guam: GEC's recount not enough for critics

Hawaii: Deceased election worker reinstated

Illinois: Kadner: Phony vote fraud mailing in County Club Hills

Indiana: Vote center controversy in St. Joseph County

Louisiana: Toll vote upheld after recount

Maine: Early voting advocates push for statewide system

Massachusetts: Aldermen reject plan to delay special election

Michigan: State may allow online voter registration

Mississippi: Voting Rights Act challenge stirs local politics

New Jersey: Scenes from the elections office | Battered by Sandy, New Jersey tries email voting with mixed results

New Mexico: Dueling message about runoffs

New York: Should NYC bring lever machines back to the voting booth next year? | Saratoga Springs looks to restore City Center as polling site | Dutchess, Orange BOEs seek bilingual elections inspectors

Pennsylvania: Counties cope with voter ID confusion | Silver Spring Twp poll change proposal advertised

South Carolina: Election officials hold sessions to explain new voter ID law

Tennessee: More nonresident property owners registered in re-do of Pigeon Forge vote

Texas: Williamson County switches to voting centers for May, November | WilCo commissioners approve applying for vote centers | City council to wait until March 1 to decide election issues | Kuhlman named interim elections administrator

Virginia: House roll call voter ID, HB 1337 | Voter ID restrictions on way to governor; photo ID mandate next on deck | Key vote on photo ID bill looms in legislature

Washington: Voting rights bill goes to state house

West Virginia: Election officials say registration procedure fine

Wisconsin: Ovals replace arrows on today's election ballots | Nov. election cost Wis. governments $10 million | Voters brave wintry weather in primaries

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

February 16-19, 2013

National News: President's new voting commission greeted with skepticism | Decades later, attorney tracks new challenge to VRA | Voting Rights Act is challenged as cure the South has outgrown | Supreme Court to weigh constitutionality of voting rights protection

Alabama: Court to hear Ala. county's challenge to Voting Rights Act | Shelby County challenge to VRA seen by NY Times as 'marquee' case | Bill would change how felons learn of loss of voter rights

Arizona: Voters likely to decide on earlier deadlines for petition drives

Arkansas: Lawmakers discuss voter ID bill

California: Poll workers needed in San Diego County | Cupertino, Sunnyvale explore changing election cycles | Universities will get polling place if Pavley bill passes | Bill calls for voting sites on campuses

Colorado: Ethics commission delays release of Gessler probe once again | City will pay for postage on Fort Collins mail ballot

Florida: Archer considers moving municipal elections to spring | Senate elections committee plans field trip to Elections Center | Tallahassee's tentative teamwork on voting

Georgia: Bostick wants to eliminate Hardeeville's election commission | State rep filing complaint with DOJ against nonpartisan elections

Guam: GEC to purge 4,825 voters from registry

Idaho: Early voting bill gets affirmative vote from House committee

Illinois: Gutierrez wants probe of alleged intimidation of Cicero voters | County clerk accuses Cicero officials of using employees in election

Indiana: Vote center committee takes shape | Plea deal filed in vote fraud case against campaign consultant

Iowa: GOP attempts voter ID law

Kentucky: Bill filed to ensure deployed soldiers get to vote | Military voting bill filed without email options | Elections board reviews legislative bills | Military voting bill's key backers disagree over email provision

Louisiana: Referendum challenge may not end with recount | Former Louisiana state senator, the Rev. B.G. Dyess, dies

Maryland: Virginia looks to toughen voter laws as Maryland does the opposite

Missouri: Local House delegation backs stat proposal for 'voter ID' | House approves, Senate weighs voter photo ID law | Photo voter ID questions remain | Mo. Dems pushing for early voting | Early voting victim of politics, senators say

Montana: Bill to give option of all-mail elections meets opposition | Local option for vote-by-mail draws criticism

Nebraska: Sec. Gale testifies in support of reducing in-person early voting days | Douglas County election officials told not to demand voter ID numbers

New Hampshire: Voter ID law under attack | Bill calls for election of city clerks | Advocates tell NH House committee to repeal voter ID

New Jersey: Proposal for early voting advances

New Mexico: Hundreds of special election ballots won't count

New York: Falconer, Fredonia look to move village elections | County has new GOP elections commish | City BOE mulls lever machines for upcoming vote

North Carolina: City Council votes to keep instant-runoff voting

Ohio: Primary needed for some local races | Elections staff gets smacked | GOP chair: Vote fraud will be prosecuted | Bay Village mayor resigns elections board seat

Oregon: Job has her in perfect place

Pennsylvania: Carbon County to test election touch screens | ACLU: Voter ID agreement 'good news for voters' | No voter ID ad campaign planned for primary | Voter ID legal fight will skip primary

Rhode Island: San Bento introduces six-bill package for 'election reform' | Election-reform bills introduced in RI House

South Carolina: Election commission approves new precincts | Statewide election officials meet with legislators on early voting | Tug-of-war at State House stopping early voting

South Dakota: Primaries could replace nominating caucuses | Bill that would make state constitutional offices subject to primary process passes committee

Tennessee: Early voting begins, some confusion over proposal | Property owner voting again a focus of Pigeon Forge referendum

Texas: Redistricting appeal likely on hold at Supreme Court

U.S. Virgin Islands: Federal funds to buy voting machines depend on compliance with Disabilities Act | Alicia Wells selected as chair of VI joint board of elections

Virginia: Senate approves voter ID bill; House bill advances | Virginia looks to toughen voter laws as Maryland does the opposite | Bill to take personal info out of absentee voting | Dems call voting photo ID bill a 'hidden poll tax' | Democrats press GOP on voting bills | Virginia Senate panel OKs more stringent voter ID | Controversy over proposed voter ID | Bill to tighten voter rules draw anger from Democrats

Washington: Teens may get vote-registration privilege

West Virginia: Tennant says voter ID laws in state are strong

Wisconsin: Man charged with voter fraud | Concord clerk retiring after nearly 40 years of service | New voting machines on the horizon | Report: No same-day voter registration would cost Wisconsin up to $14.5M | Officials test new vote counting machines