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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Monday, 12 January 2015

January 10-12, 2015

Alabama: Gov. Bentley at 'Selma" premier: Voter ID is not comparable to voting restrictions from 1965

Alaska: Legislators file first round of bills

California: Merced needs volunteers to set up voting districts plan | L.A.'s reluctance to vote by mail hurting candidates, causes

Colorado: Voter ID high on new SoS' agenda | Colorado's honey badger leaves office, but not election activities

Connecticut: Meeting in New Haven postponed about voting issues on Election Day | Killingly Town council expected to move forward on polling issues

Delaware: Frankford election rules questioned by residents

Florida: Scott appoints Weeks' replacement

Georgia: Johns Creek to consider scheduling special election

Illinois: Quinn signs special election, voter registration bills into law | County clerk lauds signing of voter rights bill

Indiana: Lawmakers asked to take another look at Indiana's 'dead voter' law

Iowa: Voter ID among hot-button issues facing lawmakers

Louisiana: Council rejects calls for new polling locations

Mississippi: Madison Co. clerk will retire after 6 terms in office

Montana: State GOP to decide on joining lawsuit seeking to close primaries | Montana GOP votes to join lawsuit to close primaries

Nebraska: Group threatens litigation if lawmakers pass voter ID bill

Nevada: Shift to GOP control in Carson City could boost voter ID law

New Hampshire: Nashua recount confirms charter amendment win | Town says Pinkerton can longer serve as polling site

North Carolina: County purges voter rolls of inactive voters | Elections board's request for director's dismissal detailed in petition | Fewer voting booths for Gaston? | Forsyth Co. elections officials to discuss budget, procedures

Ohio: Elections chief sworn in for 2nd term

Pennsylvania: Online voter registration getting new look

South Dakota: RC lawmaker wants to give parolees right to vote

Texas: Briefs delayed in Weslaco election contest | Final public hearing Monday on voting centers | Guadalupe Co. to move forward in finding replacement for elections administrator | Documents shed light on Basham's resignation

U.S. Virgin Island: Cops called to St. Thomas elections meeting | Hansen wants to take recount case to SCOTUS | Federal agency sees 'no reason for concern' about elections system's corrective action plan progress

Virginia: Charlottesville Dems recommended Hemenway for electoral board

Friday, 09 January 2015

January 9, 2015

California: Many changes to California voting laws in 2015 | Long Beach clerk to retire this spring | Secretary of state launches #BoostTheVote brainstorm

Delaware: Frankford election approaches, residents question process

Florida: Officials look to clarify election language

Georgia: Fayette residents urge officials to end voting rights fight

Illinois: Voots sees major costs for county with new voting rules

Maryland: Touchscreen votes no more for Md.

Montana: McCulloch pitches vote-by-mail, other election bills | No judgment yet in GOP closed-primary flap

Nebraska: Voter ID among first Nebraska bills

New Hampshire: No. Hampton selectmen expand voting hours

New Jersey: Judge dismisses Bogota's election tampering complaint | Jesse Jackson to push voting rights amendment

New Mexico: Questions remain after secretary of state office departures

North Carolina: County faces $1M price tag for paper ballots | New Hanover elections chairman in hot seat

Ohio: Higher percentage of Ohio voters cast absentee ballots in 2014 than in 2010 | Voters casting absentee ballots increased over four years ago | Ohio elections chief reports fewer provisional ballots cast | Fewer provisional ballots, more absentees ballots cast in 2014

Oregon: State rejects election complaint against Roats

Pennsylvania: 731 Pa. voters may have cast 2 ballots or voted elsewhere SoS says | Wolf brings back Rendell's secretary of state

South Dakota: Parolees should have a right to vote, lawmaker says

Tennessee: Dickson Co. OKs moving election office on first vote | Ashland City has sole election in 2015

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections making progress with audit, board member say

Vermont: Brattleboro selectboard OKs charter change votes

West Virginia: Marion Co. to lend Morgantown iVotronic voting machines

Wisconsin: Hybrid partisan-nonpartisan elections board eyed

Wyoming: Wyoming purges registered voter lists

Thursday, 08 January 2015

January 8, 2015

National News: The income gap at the polls

California: LA city clerk puts out call for 400 poll workers

Connecticut: Milford's registrar of voters sworn in

Georgia: Appeals Judges: Fayette voting rights case to go to trial | Fayette Co. wins district voting appeal | City leader questions voter precincts

Illinois: Electoral boards formation expected | Beloit introduces new election equipment

Indiana: Pence reappoints co-director of Indiana election division | SoS sworn in

Louisiana: Special election called after constable barred

Maryland: Hyattsville becomes second U.S. municipality to lower voting age to 16 | Hyattsville approves allowing 16-year-olds to vote | Anne Arundel GOP to interview candidates for BOE

Mississippi: Clerks prepare for election year

Missouri: Springfield city clerk will retire after 22 years

Nebraska: Kearney woman recognized for 20 years working the polls

New Mexico: Staff shake-ups at stop state offices

North Carolina: Cumberland BOE sends out biannual voter cards | New Hanover elections board petitions to remove director | NC primaries could be earlier in 2016

Tennessee: Wilson Voter News website debuts

Texas: Citing hassle of job, Guadalupe Co. elections chief quits | Deputy voter registrar fills role in interim | Lubbock official hired for elections post | District 4 results confirmed, Pressley refuses to concede

Vermont: Calls grow for elections amendment

Wisconsin: Voter ID opponents ask Supreme Court to hear case | Groups ask Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin voter ID case | Man charged with election fraud

Wednesday, 07 January 2015

January 7, 2015

California: Padilla aims for tech modernization as SoS | Padilla sworn in as SoS | City clerk's office seeks poll workers

Colorado: City of Aspen considering mail-in ballots for May 5 election | Aspen mayor says in-person voting is fundamental to American democracy

District of Columbia: DC to consider instant-runoff voting in local elections

Florida: Online voter registration proposed | Lake Worth senator proposes online voter registration by 2016 | Hernando elections office conducting voter outreach program | Flagler election preparations continue minus supervisor

Georgia: Jonesboro set to finalize special election plans | Interim head appointed at replacement Fayette legal fees in voting rights dispute: More than $434K and counting

Illinois: State law expanding same-day voter registration will cost Will Co. $1M

Louisiana: Residents sue for representation

Michigan: Accusations fly over election spending

Mississippi: NAACP filed federal complaint against Hinds elections commission

New York: Brooklyn poll worker says she's still waiting to be paid | NYC BOE evens the score for GOP with six-figure manager job

North Carolina: Forsyth Co. looking at replacing elections equipment | Elections board reaching out to silent voters | Advance voting may expand in Forsyth due to popularity

Ohio: Mahoning BOE cuts precincts in Youngstown, Struthers | Elections board workers getting pay increases

Oklahoma: Marlow voting precinct changes

South Dakota: Election workers to earn more | County poll workers get small raise

Tennessee: City council approves first reading of voting rules change

Texas: District 4 recount | Special election draws few voters to polls | Displaced residents can vote in special election | County election official resigns | Voters evacuated following gas leak at polling place

Vermont: Burlington officials present plan for smoother election in March

Virginia: Polls open despite storm | Voters turn up despite snow storm

Wisconsin: LWV recommends lawmakers make it less difficult to register

Wyoming: Registered voters receive notice of pending cancellation

Tuesday, 06 January 2015

January 6, 2015

California: Youths seek to lower voting age in S.F. to 16

Florida: Flagler elections chief resigns | Elections supervisor Kimberle Weeks resigns | Citrus supervisor of elections still seeking more office space

Georgia: Former director of elections charged with felony theft

Idaho: Ysursa worries about Idaho's low voter turnout, not Denney's partisanship

Illinois: New law allows election commissioners to process absentee ballots sooner

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. weighs new voting machines in 2017

Maine: Group pushing Maine electoral reform nears signature threshold

Massachusetts: Rochester's new voting machine arrives

Minnesota: New top elections official calls to expand voting | Simon chokes up over voting rights

Mississippi: Lowndes Co. circuit clerk to retire

Missouri: St. Charles Co. audit finds schools, cities overcharged for election services

New Jersey: Senate bill would limit messenger ballots | Lawsuit seeks to unseat new Asbury Park mayor | Claire French announces she will retire

New Mexico: State audit of Torrance Co. finds violations of regulations, state law

North Carolina: Elections office wants to replace equipment; proposal could cost about $1.4M | Elections office updating voter records

South Dakota: Elections board backs Krebs' priorities for Legislature | Former SoS says Krebs is perfect person for job | Legislature to consider tightening election laws

Texas: New $1.78M voting machines arrive in Jefferson Co. | City clerk announces recount for 11 a.m. Tuesday | Special election costing taxpayers thousands of dollars | Recount delayed

Washington: Only 13 percent of local residents age 18-24 voted in November

Monday, 05 January 2015

January 3-5, 2015

Arizona: Pima Co.: District 2 recount cost $35K

California: Chula Vista council race sparks lawsuit | New law improves process for California ballot initiatives

Florida: Fla. LWV to push for electronic voter registration | Washington Co. elections supervisor: 'We're full speed ahead' | Mike Hogan running for Duval Co. supervisor of elections | Elections supervisor job draws plenty of interest | Snipes says absentee ballot procedure to be reviewed

Illinois: Absentee-ballot handling got city election board supervisor fired

Iowa: County sees two more voting systems

Kentucky: Supporters hope for voting rights reform | Felon voting top of 2015 legislative agenda

Maine: Group collecting signatures for ranked choice voting

Michigan: 'Burden' of replacement for Branch placed on county commission

Missouri: St. Charles Co. refunds $221,367 in election charges to local governments

Montana: Gallatin Co. officials scratching heads after forgetting election

Nebraska: Secretary of state honors poll workers | 95 poll workers recognized for years of service

New Jersey: Judge tosses Bogota voter fraud suit | New Asbury Park mayor didn't win the election, lawsuit claims

New York: Lewis Co. BOE now conducting village elections

Ohio: Jefferson elections board mulls moving office to Towers Building

South Dakota: U.S. Attorney scolds county on voting law | DOJ asks judge to not dismiss voting rights suit | Secretary of state takes oath, pledges to be open

Texas: Candidate wants recount in 1,300-vote loss | Harris Co. to participate in state-mandated voter roll update | New year bring changes for those who register voters in Texas | In wake of weakened VRA, tension rises as Texas city changes election system | County officials hope to educate public on new election system | Appeals responses due Monday in Weslaco election contest | List of public hearing dates for vote centers

Wisconsin: Voter ID issue could return in 2015

Friday, 02 January 2015

January 1-2, 2015

California: California Secretary of State: Who is Alex Padilla?

Connecticut: Panel probing Hartford Election Day problems gets more time | Republican Registrar Karin Aurelia retires | Hartford election inquiry needs more time

Delaware: Deadlocked race could head to Del. Supreme Court | Disputed ballot keeps recorder challenge alive

Georgia: Some Wilkes Co. voters will cast ballots Tuesday

Illinois: Polling places announced for city primary | New election equipment arrives in Rock Co.

Indiana: Former secretary of state fights back on radio show | Clark Co. clerk candidate dies, appeal to continue

Iowa: Muscatine Co. ready for online options for eligible voters | Pitts not opposed to proposed change

Louisiana: 16-year-olds can now pre-register

Maine: Mainers seek ranked-choice voting petition signatures

Michigan: Council moves year of election

New Hampshire: New Hampshire ballot access challenge continues

North Dakota: North Dakota will consider election law changes

Oklahoma: Voting tips offered by election board secretary

Pennsylvania: Lawmakers propose ways to modernize elections | Van Wert voters have new polling site

South Dakota: Secretary of state to take oath of office Friday | Krebs taking an early oath in Pierre

Tennessee: Amendment legal battle continues

Texas: With New Year comes new obstacles to voting in Texas | New voter registration rules rile Democrat groups

U.S. Virgin Islands: Hansen takes her fight for recount to V.I. Supreme Court

Virginia: Suit seeks 12 redrawn House districts | Federal lawsuit seeks to fix racial gerrymandering

Washington: Eldridge caps 20 years as auditor