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Thursday, 13 October 2011

October 13, 2011

National: New Census data trigger federal requirements for bilingual ballots in 25 states

California: Election site taps social networks | Ballots to reflect growing diversity | Sacramento County must provide voting materials, ballots in Chinese | Napa must now publish elections material in Spanish

Colorado: Election ballots go out this week to some 2,900 active registrants | Census data show only 3 counties must print ballots in Spanish

Connecticut: Merrill selects precincts for audit

Florida: State senator files bill to expand early voting | New polling places await thousands of voters | Presidential primary switch scrambles dates for Orange County city elections | Lee must provide more Spanish voting materials

Indiana: Distrust, turmoil: Monroe County election board at odds over vote center plan, more | Bayh calls vote fraud allegations baseless | Voting centers closer to reality in Monroe County

Kentucky: Secretary of State Elaine Walker diagnosed with breast cancer

Louisiana: Tucker believes office should have more impact | Candidates sling mud in state race

Massachusetts: Mass. cities scramble to print multlingual ballots | Quincy to offer election info in Chinese

Michigan: Secretary of state outlines new election proposals

Mississippi: Ballot initiative aims to prevent voter fraud | Voter fraud dips since convictions

Montana: Lewis and Clark County prepares for mail ballot elections

New Hampshire: Secretary of state threatens to move primary to 2011

New Jersey: County clerk candidates attack and defend | Korean langauge ballots coming to Bergen County

New York: Ballot listings disputed

North Carolina: Police accuse man of stealing Gaston voting machines

Ohio: Cuyahoga County BOE meeting establishes practices for upcoming election | Absentee ballots too heavy, require additional postage

Oregon: No Oregon counties required to provide bilingual ballots

Pennsylvania: Conestoga polling change protested

South Dakota: Dakota County may add Spanish ballots

Tennessee: Commissioner orders 'commonsense,' speed in handling of voter ID cards

Texas: Orange County elections office working with LSCO to save money | Whistleblower Act brings lawsuit against elections office | Travis County program aims to make voting easier | Franklin County OKs overtime for elections

Utah: Salt Lake County now required to offer Spanish-language assistance to voters | Federal bilingual requirement may add to Utah election costs

Virginia: Augusta County voters told to be on lookout for voter registration cards | Advice: Confirm polling places | Ballots in Virginia won't need legible signatures after all | IIt's Official: Arlington will be able to offer Spanish-language voting information

Wisconsin: Test run of new state voter ID law in Madison led to lines, voter confusion | Legislature may not allow voters to receive ballots by email | New student IDs for voting could cost UW $700K every two years | Feds order Milwaukee to provide ballots, voting rules in Spanish | Walker recall costs | Feds press Wisconsin on fall primary date