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2015

Monday, 20 July 2015

July 18-20, 2015

National News: Voter ID, registration, early voting laws vary widely across America| Census Bureau reports Congressional voting turnout is at lowest mark since 1978

Alabama: Youth encouraged to register for mock election |Mobile photo voter ID drive held in Chelsea|

Arizona: County likely to reduce polling places for 2016

Arkansas: Election officials estimate Craighead Co. didn't bill about $260K for elections since 2008| Sebastian JPs to discuss voting equipment

California: California man wins $25K in contest to encourage turnout | $25K goes to LAUSD board election lottery winner

Florida: Panel: Pasco charter switch would cost $375K | Griffin files for 2nd term as elections supervisor

Idaho: Idaho tests new voting machines for people with disabilities

Indiana: Indiana high court denies Charlie White appeal | Election booths bring in iPads

Kansas: Statistician battles government to determine whether vote count is flawed

Mississippi: Poll workers in training for election | Question of issues with absentee voting remains

New Jersey: Change election laws? That's the question before Christie

North Carolina: Election prep begins | Elections board member cast shadow over probe | Cumberland Co. BOE to get two new members | NC lawmakers to set presidential primary date | BOE to swear in two new GOP members

Pennsylvania: Luzerne County's handling of write-ins comes under fire

Tennessee: Voting machines sealed by state | Somali community leaders push voter initiative

Texas: Travis Co. aims to register more voters| Countywide polling plan approved for trial with Nov. 3 election | Appeals court won't hear Weslaco election contest | Elections office goes after county-wide polling places | MALDEF readies for next fight on behalf of Texas students

Utah: Patriotism and voting patterns across generations in Utah

Washington: Auditors: A vote for Mickey Mouse is a vote to waste taxpayer's money | State's top election official wants presidential primary changes

West Virginia: Former Secretary of State Helen Holt dies

Wyoming: High court agrees Casper clerk should not have rejected smoking petition signatures

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

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Monday, 13 July 2015

July 11-13, 2015

National News: Voting by phone, computer: Not coming any time soon | NC trial outcome could sway national voting rights measures | The battle to vote: State by State

Arizona: Arizona dumps election vendor after repeated slowness

Arkansas: Northwest Arkansas counties call for voting equipment adjustments

California: In Los Angeles, voting is getting the Silicon Valley treatment | Eureka's mail sorting facility gets a temporary reprieve

Connecticut: Killingly finalizing plans to create on polling place for elections

District of Columbia: D.C. ranked fourth healthiest democracy in U.S.

Florida: Pretrial held in former elections supervisor case | Elections chief Elliott steps down

Hawaii: Elections chief gets $10K raise

Kentucky: Kentucky's democracy could use some work, report says

Massachusetts: $125K for an election to decide nothing?  

Minnesota: Minneapolis council member wants landlords to provide voter registration information | New secretary of state is crisscrossing Minnesota

Missouri: Secretary of state candidate pushes for voter ID law

New Hampshire: Hassan vetoes 30-day wait to vote in New Hampshire | Milton voters may get new polling place

North Carolina: Voting rights legacy of the '60s heads to court as North Carolina law is tested | Effects of changes on minorities at crux of NC voting trial | Winston Salem at center of debate over race and state's election law during federal trial | Trial set to start over state's election law | What's being argued about 4 provisions in NC voting law | Elections board sought investigation into member | New elections director appointed | NC trial outcome could sway national voting rights measures

Ohio: Clark Co. considers switch to e-poll books

Rhode Island: Chief elections officer says primary might need to be sooner | Political Scene: RI voting machine upgrade under new jurisdiction

Tennessee: Budget quirk could revive Sumner early voting issue

Texas: Countywide centers sought for voting | Woodlands man says his case is about voting rights, not voter fraud | Spiffy new office opens for Bexar elections | Voting centers on Potter agenda

Virginia: Election workers resign in protest of Botetourt registrar's ouster

Washington: Timeline: ACLU vs. Yakima voting rights lawsuit

Wisconsin: Madison pushing to ensure voters have photo IDs | Republicans want resignation of Wisconsin elections chief | Key state lawmakers renew calls to overhaul elections board

Friday, 10 July 2015

Thursday, 09 July 2015

Wednesday, 08 July 2015

July 8, 2015

Alabama: Secretary of state will hold voter ID drive in Chelsea

Delaware: Rehoboth referendums challenged

Illinois: McLean Co. using reserves to fund special election | Confusion, light turnout in 18th Congressional District primary | Low turnout as primary voters head to the polls

Kansas: Ruling won't change Kansas voter registration system

Michigan: 2 proposals for reforming Ann Arbor city elections could go on November ballot

Minnesota: Humphrey School offers online training for election officials

Mississippi: Proposed election sign law debated

Missouri: Voter ID initiative approved

Montana: With Missoula council primary pending, elections office seeks clarification

Nevada: Effort underway to increase minority voter registration in NV

New Mexico: New Mexico working to modernize voting system

North Carolina: NAACP plans events ahead of voter ID trial | Convicted felon charged with voter fraud

Ohio: Youngstown elections board sets up smartphone app| Voter registration records to be purged in Cuyahoga Co.

Oregon: House Democratic leader will explore run for secretary of state

Pennsylvania: Lawyers spar over Lorain's Ward 2 primary elections results

Tennessee: Voting machines remained sealed as 2016 elections near | TN gets failing grade for voter representation

Texas:Grimes looking at countywide polling locations | Texas GOP hits Dem chairman on voter fraud

Virginia: Campbell Co. supervisors decide to lease new voting equipment

Washington: Yakima council drops bid to stay election, but OK's limited appeal of $1.8M awarded to ACLU

Tuesday, 07 July 2015