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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Feb 16, 2011

Overseas News: Absentee voting problems still irk troops

California: Debra Bowen enters race to replace Jane Harman  |  County requests vote-by-mail option

Connecticut: Election reforms proposed

Florida: 17,601 Jacksonville voters must renew absentee ballot requests

Georgia: Costs mount for special election  |  Election board looking ahead

Hawaii: Should residents be forced to register to vote

Illinois: Feds to monitor next week's election

Indiana: Local GOP alleges voting violations  |  Software firm may reap vote center perks

Iowa: Des Moines to look at tweaking election schedule

Maine: Secretary of state seeks to expand powers

Maryland: Some counties seek more early voting centers  |  Frederick County pushes for more early voting sites

Missouri: Required voter ID amendment endorsed by House committee and Senate  |  Lawmakers eye early voting, voter ID |  House panel approves photo ID, early voting  |  Senate says 'no' to paying young election judges

New Mexico: Voter ID bill doomed?  |  Duran: Voter rolls 'inflated'

New York: Legislation extending village use of lever-voting machines passes both houses  |  St. Johnsville to contract with county for use of new voting machines  |  Workers struggle with voting machines at libraries  |  Villages may get voting machine reprieve  |  Russell supports bill to extend deadline for villages to comply with election requirements  |  Voter fraud probe flawed, officials say

North Carolina: Elections chair: Williams not upset with county

Ohio: Polling places to change in Norris

Tennessee: David Edwards, Ransom Jones appointed to election commission  |  Election commission has two new members

Texas: Shouting match abruptly ends commissioners meeting  |  County settles lawsuit

Virginia: Councilman pushing for a change in election day

West Virginia: Charelston municipal elections early voting starts Wednesday  |  Council prepares vote-by-mail pamphlet  | Tennant testifies on MOVE Act  |  Morgantown aims to educate voters about vote-by-mail

Wisconsin: Polling places calm statewide due to low voter turnout  |  More ballots ordered in Waukesha County  |  Threat at McKinley forces relocation of polling place