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Monday, 22 February 2016

February 20-22, 2016

National News: Officials say states ready for high turnout | Obama tells governors to protect voting rights | 16 years after Bush v. Gore, still wrestling with ballot-box rules

Arizona: Regan registers voters at Winterfest

Arkansas: Election officials see early vote increase | Election commission seeing an increase in early voters

California: County election video goes all Jedi on voter apathy

Florida: Elections office corrects ballot error

Georgia: Cobb looks to add early voting full time supervisor | Early voters rush to the polls in advance of March 1 primary

Illinois: More people voting early in Sangamon Co. this year | Early voting starts in McLean Co., weather impacts turnout

Indiana: Election board promises changes to equipment process

Kansas: Want to vote in this state? You have to have a passport or dig up a birth certificate | ACLU sues Kansas over voter registration rules | Is Kansas illegally preventing people from voting?

Louisiana: Schedler says states are ready for presidential elections

Massachusetts: Wareham election officials learn their way around new voting machines | Primary concern: Ballot problems force state to reprint thousands | Salem Latino voters face intimidation, group says

Minnesota: Council OKs new voting precinct, polling places

Mississippi: Poll workers preparing for primary

Nebraska: More of Stanton Co. switching to mail-only voting

Nevada: Nevada election officials watch for caucus shenanigans

New Hampshire: City clerk turns over voting records as AG probes possible irregularities by Sanders staffers | Record turnout for primary | Bill would allow jailed felons to vote

New York: Costs mounting for extra statewide elections

North Carolina: Mecklenburg Co. BOE still waiting on courts | Supreme Court: North Carolina must redraw congressional districts | SCOTUS denies stay for redistricting; primaries delayed | State set for a special primary | Freeman Center to host early voting site | New map draws unexpected consequences in 2016 primaries

Ohio: Miami Co. will address voting issues after March primary | Clark Co. BOE names Wilson as new director

Oklahoma: County will purchase vote counting machines | Election board preps for Super Tuesday

Oregon: Voter numbers set to swell with motor voter law

Pennsylvania: Online voter registration approaches 100K milestone | Compared with others, Philly spends more on election commissioners

South Carolina: Smooth morning at SC polling places | No problems in first hours of SC primary | Horry Co. polls open and running smoothly early Saturday morning | Sumter Co. election office prepares for primary election | Long lines, machine problems in Anderson during primary | Johnsonville residents report voter machine problems | Only a few glitches as South Carolinians vote | Voters report problems | Absentee ballots at a record number | Charleston Co. voters visit polls in last hour of voting | Polling location changes may not affect voter turnout | Primary set record turnout

Tennessee: Nashville's election commission adopts new rules for credit cards

Texas: Early voting numbers trending high despite fewer polling locations | Early voting topple Tarrant Co. turnout records | Confusion surrounds Howard Co. primary election | A early voting continues, accusations of voter fraud resurface | Travis Co. commissioners fix disparity in early voting

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board moves forward with elections plans | St. Thomas-St. John elections board declines videoconferences with St. Croix | St. Thomas-St. John elections board sanctions member

Utah: State considering next generation voting methods| Bill striking two-week wait on vote counts already on governor's desk

Virginia: School district cancels class for Super Tuesday | Election officials get ready for primaries, voters | Rockingham Co. schools to close for primary | Trial to begin on lawsuit challenging Virginia voter ID law

Washington: Students face uphill battle to bring permanent drop box to campus

West Virginia: House passes voter ID bill | Cleaning up the voter registrations

Friday, 19 February 2016

February 19, 2016

National News: Google submits patent application for real-time online voting system

Alabama: Judge will not block Alabama voter ID law

Arizona: Secretary of state tips hat to local election officers

California: Secretary of state Padilla focused on the election year

Florida: Sumter Co. GOP chairman runs for SoE | Ballot mix-up creates problems in Bonita Springs

Georgia: Southeast Georgians procrastinating on early voting | Elections officials hope for better voter turnout in Dougherty Co. | Early voting turnout in Middle Ga. attracting scant attention for now | Busy Floyd Co. election year sees, state, local, presidential elections

Idaho: Idaho SoS responds to Democrat allegations

Kansas: Judge: Wichita State statistician can't have tapes to audit voting machines | Kansas faces ACLU lawsuit over voter ID law

Louisiana: Bossier Parish registrar of voters announces retirement

Maine: Maine rolls out new voting machines for the disabled

Maryland: State lawmakers propose automatic voter registration

Minnesota: SoS meets with Le Sueur Co. representatives on election concerns

Mississippi: Poll workers receive training

Montana: Record election judge turnout in Missoula, elections office surprised | Over 800 volunteer as election judges

New Hampshire: Senator tells secretary of state 'to do his job'| Sanders staff registered to vote at campaign office

New Jersey: Parents want polls moved from PK

North Carolina: Voter ID takes center stage at 10th annual Moral March | Students question lack of voter registration resources | Voter discrimination alive and well Congressman says | Lawmakers work to redraw districts, delay elections | House votes to move NC congressional primary date | WSSU denied early voting site

Ohio: Ryan King appointed to Miami Co. BOE | 'Desperate need' for poll workers | Former assistant prosecutor to lead Clark Co. BOE

Pennsylvania: State online voter registration nears 100K | Judge Toothman rejoins Greene Co. BOE

South Carolina: A few voters will need to find new polling places | Charleston Co. absentee voters may receive more than one ballot

Tennessee: Presidential shuffle may explain slow early voting | Rocky Mount to serve as polling place for upcoming elections

Texas: Select early voting centers stay open this weekend | Travis Co. admits mistakes were made with early voting times | County moves to correct shortened voting hours

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas-St. John boycotts joint elections board meeting

Virginia: Northampton Co. voters to use new machines March 1

West Virginia: House amends voter ID bill

Wisconsin: Software glitch created absentee voting problems

Thursday, 18 February 2016

February 18, 2016

National News: Scalia's absence could shape election rules | Automatic registration is the latest chapter in fight over voting rights

Alaska: Mallott rejects Dems proposed primary change

Arkansas: Columbia Co. clerk's office open for early voting | In Bella Vista, Womack praises vote centers

California: Imperial Co. elections office completes transition to new voter registration system

Colorado: Colorado SoS's office goes for three-peat on innovation

Florida: Nelson praises LWV's voting rights work | Ballot confusion stirred by several mailing errors

Georgia: Pace of early voting quickens

Idaho: Idaho Dems to SoS: Billboards promoting GOP primary are out of line

Maine: New Maine voting machines will debut in June primary | New accessible voting system will accommodate voters with disabilities

Michigan: Alpine Township election inspectors to get raise

New Mexico: Bill expanding primary voting rights to come 17-year-olds heads to governor

New York: Tompkins Co. supports early voting

North Carolina: Avery elections officials preparing 'as usual' despite redistricting issue | Student Senate votes to bus students to polls

Ohio: New voting machines ready for primary

Oregon: Despite easy voter access, voter fraud deemed rare in Oregon

South Carolina: Dozens of SC voters line up to cast absentee votes by deadline | Absentee voters accidentally sent multiple ballots for primary in Spartanburg Co.

South Dakota: Pierre company making splash on election nights throughout country

Texas: Smith Co. offers new online tool for voters | Secretary of state releases resources to assist voters | Why four of Austin's early voting sites aren't open at 7 am weekdays | Shortened early voting hours schedule in East Austin upsets residents | Poll watchers asked to leave voting site | Electioneering questions arise during early vote

Tennessee: Two former councilmembers apply for election chief position| Wheelchair access not available at south voting site

West Virginia: Are there issue's with state's online voter registration?

Wisconsin: Tomah voter interest exceeds expectations | New Berlin officials won't consolidate polling places in the future | Only one turned away at polls because of new ID law | New online voter registration is the focus in Legislature | Some communities 'caught off guard' by voter turnout | UW students march to protest voter registration bill | Voting went smoothly in Berlin despite voting changes | Washington Co. may draw name from hat to break tie in supervisor race | Somers experiences election snafu

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

February 17, 2016

National News: Marriott, Starbucks back bipartisan effort to boost employee voting

Alabama: Houston Co. voting machine test scheduled | Change sought in selection process for board of registrars

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. debuts new voting machines | County elections officials back early voting

Colorado: Bill restricts number of vote sites

Connecticut: Local Dems to rally against possible closure of voting places | Patricia B. Backer, former registrar

Florida: Congressman pushes Fla. to join national voter registration database | Manatee Co. voters flood SOE offices ahead of deadline | No party voters eager to join party as primary approaches

Idaho: Ada Co. to test drive new voting system in mock election

Indiana: Digital poll books coming to St. Joseph Co.

Massachusetts: A landslide for new online voter registration

Michigan: Election billboard deal approved by city

Montana: Poll relocation from church to Montana State campus passes initial vote

North Carolina: Forsyth elections board taps Guilford Co. employee for director post | Lawmakers redrawing maps spar over criteria

Ohio: Aging Miami Co. voting machines raise concerns | A look at changes in Ohio's voting rules from 2012 to 2016 | Proposed constitutional amendment would require automatic voter registration | Collinwood's 'Ballot Box' project combines public art, revitalization and voter registration | Cuyahoga Co. BOE launches the 'Join the Party' voter education campaign

Rhode Island: Board of elections, ex-secretary reach settlement

South Dakota: Election workers needed

Tennessee: Youth voter registration drive breaks Nashville record

Texas: Early voting off to a brisk start | Brown Co. commissioners approve elections administrator pay raise | Officials remind guns are not allowed at voting locations

Virginia: Virginia House subcommittee: Where Democratic bills on senior voting go to die

Wisconsin: Voters face new requirements at the polls | No major voter ID issues reported in Racine Co. | Voter ID requirement getting mixed reviews in spring election | A look at the election with voter ID | More ballots needed for strong voter turnout | Legislature passes limits on local IDs | Assembly OKs online voter registration, eliminates special registration deputies | No problem reported at polls from new ID law | Voter turnout estimated 8-9 percent for Eau Claire | Assembly takes up online voter registration | Veteran's ID no good at polls | Low turnout seen as Wisconsin voters head to polls, show IDs | Voters head to the polls in Madison | Voter ID law 'no big deal' in primary roll out | Ballot shortages reported throughout Waukesha CO.| New vote counting system improves efficiency, speed in Marathon Co. | Polling hours extended for Madison wards 74 and 75 until 9pm | Sheboygan voters navigate new poll locations | Cities consolidate polling places o save taxpayer dollars

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

February 13-16, 2016

National News: John Oliver votes against voter ID laws | Alabama and other states named in voter ID lawsuit | President calls for automatic voter registration | John Oliver slams voter ID laws

Alabama: In Alabama, felons face difficult road to regaining voting rights

Arizona: See new voting machines at open houses

Arkansas: New voting option in Miller Co. | Two weeks before primary, early voting begins | Early voting sites open today statewide

California: Contra Costa Co. seeks poll workers for Election Day

District of Columbia: Judge rules D.C. AG can intervene in minimum wage case | As protestors march for a higher minimum wage, DC agencies deal with ballot initiative case

Florida: Leon Co. preparing for primary | South Florida voting officials prepare for upcoming elections | Bay Co. elections office staying open till midnight

Georgia: Voters will elect same DeKalb position twice | Patty Griffin singing in Athens to promote voting

Illinois: Early voting, polling places undergo changes | New bill could make voter registration easier | Will Co. clerk's office putting in extra time for primary | City Hall to serve as early voting polling place| Cost of same-day registration could add up

Indiana: County investigates election app for smartphones| Electronic poll books approved in St. Joseph Co.

Kansas: Kobach enforcing debated voter registration

Maine: Maine bill to limit use of video cameras at polls wins support

Michigan: County election officials prepare for upcoming primary | Two weeks after asking for election workers, Walker and Alpine clerks say they're good

Missouri: Busy year ahead for county election workers

Montana: Initial vote on MSU polling place Tuesday

New Hampshire: Undercover video renews ongoing voter ID debate in NH | Confusion at the polls involving student voters | Pig that stormed NH primary now on Twitter

New Jersey: Student ambassadors bring voter registration movement to campus

New Mexico: State code dictates early vote hours

New York: NYC lawmakers oppose Cuomo's plan to boost voter registration | One-woman play about voting rights draws sold-out crowd | Onondaga Co. pushing to move local elections to November | Bloominburg ballots to be printed in Yiddish, monitor assigned for elections

North Carolina: Here's what you need to know about voter ID and the NC primary | NAACP march blasts voter ID requirement as primary approaches | Watauga elections board members respond to SBOE's decision on early voting at App | Legislators fearful of election chaos | Couple going to great lengths to save small NC town | Election scrutiny expected| Orange Co. Library offers help as voter registration deadline nears | Lawmakers prepare for quick draw if court doesn't intervene | Advocates explain voter ID law | Election delay could help/hurt voters

Ohio: Miami Co. BOE preps for upcoming elections | Boards of elections will be open late for voter registration | Summit Co. looks to buy permanent site for early voting

Pennsylvania: Berks Co. officials consider restoring polling place at Kutztown | Mailing blitz confuses some voters in state

South Carolina: Election commission wants $41.5M for new voting machines | Oconee delegation hears voting concerns | Richland Co. election workers getting prepared | Krauss will not seek 5th term as Sumter SOE| SC primaries will be held on separate days | Anson elections board: Restrooms are for voters' use only

Tennessee: Winter weather slows down early voting | Bill would eliminate early voting in special elections | Nashville election chief repays credit card expenses | Early voting off to hot start | Davidson Co. names new election commission chairman | Voting questions? There's an app for that | Campaign increases teen voter registration

Texas: Early voting perfect for those eager to cast a ballot | Secretary of state shares voting resources | Commissioners may OK hiring new elections administrator

Virginia: Petition calls for day off for students to vote | Spotsylvania polling place moves to new location

Washington: House OKs partial automatic voter registration bill

Wisconsin: Primary a first for voter ID, new voting machines | Elder advocates have online voter registration concerns | New polling place assignments in Mount Pleasant | Changes for voters include new voting machines, voter ID | New police presence expected at Neenah school polling locations | Voter ID will get test as primary features key local, statewide races | Online voter registration bill echoes voter ID debate | Assembly set to OK OVR | Election officials will clock voters to see how long ID checks take | City of La Crosse warns of new polling places

Friday, 12 February 2016

February 12, 2016

National News: Thomas Edison's first patented invention was an electronic voting machine | Obama pushes for automatic voter registration | Groups decry US election official acting on citizenship rule

Alabama: Making leaps and bounds: Sec. of state establishes OVR

Arizona: Lawmakers debate electing president by popular vote

Arkansas: Miller Co. voting getting easier | Election commission rejects request for exit polling inside voting location

California: Vote anywhere with LiveBallot | Getting out the vote behind bars

Connecticut: Automatic voter registration is eyed for DMV

Florida: Lawmaker looks to ensure provisional ballots are counted | 13K mail ballots delivered to post office

Georgia: NAACP, Common Cause sue over cuts to Ga. voter list | Suit alleges that Ga. is illegally bumping voters off rolls

Guam: Feds ask judge to dismiss voting rights case

Illinois: Cook Co. clerk encourages youth voter registration

Kentucky: State Supreme Court to hear Magoffin Co. election-fraud case

Michigan: Local clerks preparing for busy election season

Missouri: Facebook program this week reminds voters to register

Montana: Report details challenges facing Indian voters

New Hampshire: AG to investigate polling video claiming voter ID law could be beaten | Merrimack, NH officials apologize for primary traffic issues | 106-year-old resident chooses absentee ballot | New vote counting machine a hit

New York: Four elections costly for Oneida Co.

North Carolina: Despite litigation, North Carolina voter ID begins March 3 | As primaries loom, voting rights face attacks in North Carolina | NC DMV says it messed up by rejecting 86-year-old woman | Facebook will remind voters to register| Forsyth elections board expected to nominate a director Tuesday

Ohio: Kathy Meyer named new director of Allen Co. BOE | Ohio Supreme Court decides distance voting case | BOE steps down due to conflict of interest

Tennessee: Cold puts chill on start of early voting | Hundreds take advantage of early voting in Madison

Texas: Randall Co. election administrator: No such thing as 'typical' in primary elections

Virginia: Mary Lynn Pinkerman is the city's new general registrar

Washington: King Co. to quadruple number of ballot boxes |

West Virginia: County clerk says voter ID law in WV not needed

Wisconsin: Clerks test voting machines in advance of Tuesday's primary election | Court challenges cleared, voter ID in place for primary | Wisconsin's new voting laws | Early voting numbers up this year

Thursday, 11 February 2016

February 11, 2016

National News: Live Nation partners with Voto Latino

Arizona: No Paulden voting center, so far, in 2016

Arkansas: Updated voting machines unveiled | Changes made to voting in Arkansas

California: Researchers: Voter ID laws suppress Dems, minorities

Connecticut: Secretary of state wants to ditch party loyalty test

Florida: Florida gears up for primary election | Facebook pushes Florida voter registration | State Sen. Alan hays seeks Lake supervisor of elections seat | FDLE investigates possible hack to county website

Georgia: Scott seeks automatic voter registration in Ga.

Idaho: Denney proposes online voter registration

Indiana: Feedback given on vote centers

Maryland: MD Senators override veto of felon voting rights | State announces early voting changes

Massachusetts: Officials unsure how many voters may be confused about registration | TurboVote returns to BC to encourage students to vote | Thousands may have mistakenly registered for wrong party | Worcester seeks five polling sites for early voting

Michigan: Johnson backs plans to replace voting machines

Missouri: No touch-screen voting at April 5 election in St. Louis | Marion Co. poll workers receive pay increase

New Hampshire: Primary turnout may have set record | Merrimack town council eyes election problems

New Mexico: Voter fraud claims lead to fight over legal fees

North Carolina: Voter ID requirement coming to Sampson Co. | Iredell GOP makes nomination for BOE post | WSSU won't have early voting site this year | SBOE mandates Watauga BOE to include early voting site for primary at App State

Ohio: AG's office cites conflict in Trumbull elections board

South Carolina: Williamsburg Co. election commission changes voting precinct for upcoming primary

South Dakota: Lawmaker wants to purge nomadic RVers from voting rolls

Tennessee: Voter ID in place for primary | Early voting underway across Tennessee | Early voting numbers slow to start after overnight snow

Texas: County clerk warns of confusing voter mail outs| March polling locations set

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board moves toward defunding primary

Washington: King Co. to quadruple ballot drop box locations and expand outreach

West Virginia: House advances voter ID bill along party-line vote

Wisconsin: Voter ID law gets test Tuesday during primary election | Student government committee continues to advocate for Wisconsin voter ID cards | Online voter registration heads to Assembly | Voter registration bill impacts absentee voters | Sparks fly over GOP online voter registration bill | So far, so good with early voting, photo ID

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

February 10, 2016

National News: How polling station design could influence elections

Alabama: Alabama sees huge spike in voter registration because of OVR | Alabama first to offer electronic ballot for deployed military members

Arkansas: New machines ready for use in early voting | Election Central open house this Wednesday | Sebastian Co. election commission discusses new equipment

California: San Francisco prepares to open sources its voting system | S.F. officials push for adoption of pioneering open-source voting | Why was GOP left off Sacramento Co. elections mailer?

Colorado: Critics worry proposed bill would disenfranchise voters | Bill could reduce early voting centers in county

Florida: Deputy elections chief in Volusia runs for top spot | Mass mailing of ballots begins in advance of primary | Project Democracy helps spread youth voter awareness | Pinellas Co. leads state toward mail-in ballots

Illinois: Will Co. clerk training election judges ahead of primary | Ballots in Korean for March primary expected to increase turnout

Indiana: Clerk's goal to make voting places handicap accessible

Iowa: Iowa Supreme Court takes another look at Iowa voting rights | State High Court to consider state's ban on voting by felons

Maryland: Paper ballots will be ready for Md. primaries | Released felons gain right to vote in Maryland after veto override | Md. Senate overrides Hogan's veto on felon voting rights | More voting rights for ex-felons won't close registration gap

Massachusetts: Officials: Thousands of voters confused by 'independent' party name | Worcester election commission gets options for early voting

Mississippi: AG to prosecute case against poll workers

Missouri: County to launch new website for elections

Montana: Rocky Boy, Hill Co. look at satellite voting office | Preparations underway in Missoula for upcoming elections

New Hampshire: New tablets debut at polls for blind voters | New Hampshire relies on a mix of new and old voting systems | New photo ID law sees smooth implementation | Nashua polls running smoothly early onWayward pig shows up at NH polling place | Voters stuck in long lines in Merrimack | New voters grow in numbers, line up at polls | Traffic jam keeps polls open in Merrimack | Primary turnout takes some by surprise | Long lines, traffic jams plague Merrimack

New York: Early problems resolved in Albany high school voting

North Carolina: NC voters caught in limbo over redistricting battle | NC takes map delay battle to U.S. Supreme Court | State BOE to decide Forsyth early voting sites | March primary elections lack enough poll workers | Judge denies request for emergency stay in redistricting case | Five Brunswick Co. polling places to change

Ohio: Franklin Co. BOE expands headquarters for presidential election

Rhode Island: House approves bill allowing OVR

South Carolina: Prepping to put on a primary

Tennessee: Carter election commission holds first early voting period at new office | Election workers prepare for early voting | Republicans pick Jesse Neil for election commission spot

Texas: Mail ballot requests for March primary breaking records | Cameron Co. election commission prepares for upcoming primary

Virginia: Spotsylvania schools closed for March primary

Wisconsin: Area clerks are getting ready for February primary election | LeMahieu: Bill would modernize Wisconsin elections | Senate OKs OVR

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

February 9, 2016

Arizona: Secretary of state launches new website for voters | Elections group applauds Gilbert lawmaker's bill  

Arkansas: Money for primary election approved by quorum court  

Connecticut: In wake of DMV problems, questions arise about voter registration | Merrill seeks automatic voter registration  

District of Columbia: Nomination exposes D.C. election board issues  

Florida: Florida election offices prep for primaryMail changes require voter attentionLee elections website hacking involves SOE candidate | Three Republicans sign up for Flagler SOE race

Idaho: New ballot counting system installed

Illinois: Clerk reports delay in early voting  

Indiana: Local officials pushing for early voting  

Iowa: Weather impacts polls for Iowa Lakes bond referendum   

Maine:  Supporters say limits on videotaping at polling places are needed to avoid conflicts| A Maine bill that would limit videotaping at polling places  

Maryland: Some question whether Zucker should vote on override  

Michigan: Clerk explains why absentee ballots didn't come with secrecy sleeves | Marquette moves polling location  

Minnesota: City Hall not best place for voters  

Mississippi: AG to prosecute poll workers  

Missouri: City election board prepares for double header | Voter ID requirements head to Senate floor  

New Hampshire: New voter ID law could lead to lines | In New Hampshire, voters try to get into the picture | Tablet-based voting system to debut | Three tiny towns voted at midnight| Secretary of state defends primary's first-in-the-nation status | U.S. attorneys set up hotline for complaints | No snow problem for primary | Historic voting site closed, but midnight vote tradition lives on  

North Carolina: Guilford Co. tests voting machinesNAACP hosting seminar on voter ID requirements | Cumberland Co. BOE finds probable cause for 198 challenged voters | Waiting game underway in deciding fate of NC elections| Despite gerrymandering ruling, business as usual for local board of elections | Lawmakers request emergency stay on redistricting  

Ohio: Elections board hears complaints of racial bias, anger over mishandled mail  

South Carolina: Longer absentee hours, precinct changes in York Co.  

Tennessee: Voting machine test | Administrator turns down election commission job

Wisconsin: Voter ID needed to cast a ballot in Wisconsin | Senate to consider OVR | Senate set to vote on OVR  

Monday, 08 February 2016

February 6-8, 2016

National News: A timely Smithsonian exhibit for election season | Animal Collective, Best Coast & more plan voter registration drives on upcoming tours | U.S. election official under fire for imposing voter citizenship requirement in 3 states

Alabama: SoS supports new rule requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote | Outreach planned on new federal voter registration rule

Arizona: State proposes new restrictions on return of early ballots

Arkansas: Election commission moves polling site

California: Former Ontario councilwoman to serve as interim city clerk | Padilla shares his story as a Porter Ranch refugee

Colorado: State to assist county in purchasing new voting equipment

District of Columbia: Local rapper advocates for D.C. voting rights through rhyme

Florida: Lee supervisor of elections candidate hacks into voting website

Georgia: Elections board considers bylaws change | Cobb changes early voting location| Metro Atlanta counties expand early voting | Georgia voters must prove citizenship

Idaho: Ada Co. voters may see faster results with new election equipment

Illinois: Early voting begins for primary | Clerk reports delay in early voting

Indiana: Vote center plan up for final approval on March 3

Kansas: Ellis considers costs between polling place and mail-in ballot election | What you need to know about new proof-of-citizenship requirement

Kentucky: House passes felon voting restoration bill

Louisiana: Scrutiny raised on outside voter registration groups

Maryland: Washington Co. elections chief expects smooth return to paper ballots | Senate expected to override governor, give felons voting rights sooner | State changes early voting to paper ballots | Hagerstown residents to vote in first nonpartisan election

Mississippi: Hosemann talks voter registration, reform | Hosemann pitches early voting, OVR

Missouri: Bill requiring voter ID advancing

New York: Three primaries to cost county taxpayers

North Carolina: Ad campaign to focus on new voter laws | Reps.: ID rule will not halt voting | Forsyth elections workers prepare for first primary vote that requires photo ID | Court ruling could delay primary election

Ohio: Facebook launches Ohio voter registration campaign | If the BOE goes to Norwood, will early voting site go with it? | Four seek to lead Clark Co. BOE | Chairman of Summit Co. BOE preparing to vacate post | Envelopes for absentee ballots in question

South Carolina: Voting machine testing held in Beaufort Co.

Tennessee: Election commission prepares for early voting | Centenarian carries out civic duty with absentee vote | Shhh! No phone calls at the polls

Virginia: Charlottesville City schools on two hour delay March 1 | Roanoke voters to receive notice of new precinct alignments | Richmond's electoral board looks to streamline voter ID

Washington: State bills would allow automatic voter registration | Bill seeks partial automatic voter registration

West Virginia: Warner wants to bring international knowledge to SoS office

Wisconsin: Got questions about voter ID in Wisconsin: We've got answers | Some confusion over voter ID law | Bill cuts voter registration program | Court challenges cleared, voter ID in place for primary

Wyoming: Kai Schon new Wyoming state election director