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Monday, 17 October 2011

October 15-17, 2011

National News: House Dems denounce GOP's proposed dissolution of election commission | Voter reform group launches ads attacking Perry in Iowa

California: Former registrar in a new county | Democrats push to get more voters to vote-by-mail | County polling place finds campus home

Colorado: Food stamp recipient claims she was forced to register to vote | Printing error affects Meeker mail-in ballots | Spanish not required in Pitkin County election

Florida: Brevard to decide on relocation, consolidation of elections, tax offices | New elections office opens closer to Westchase | Bilingual ballots not required

Georgia: Mayor resigns following voter fraud investigation | Early voting option still popular

Indiana: Vote centers dead for 2012 short of 'a miracle'

Kentucky: Balloting machines examined for November election

Louisiana: Secretary of state wants to stay in office

Maryalnd: Laurel elections: City unveils new voting machines

Massachusetts: Shrewsbury to upgrade voting machines

Michigan: Officials look to purge 'dead wood' from Michigan voter rolls | Muskegon County commissioners appoint two members to elections-oversight board | Lawsuit claims former Genesee County elections official called employee a 'crack ho'

Minnesota: Vulnerable adults as voters at issue

Mississippi: Voter ID initiative remains a black and white issue

Missouri: St. Charles County to buy new voting machines | Employees accuse St. Charles County elections director of harassment

New Hampshire: Towns lack funding for December primary

New Mexico: County refining new election system

New York: Queens to add Indian language(s) to election material, but which one? | New York counted lowest percentage of overseas, military ballots last year

North Carolina: Three former employees sue Forsythh Co. elections board

Ohio: Court ruling throws 2012 elections into chaos | Bilingual ballot design causes confusion in Cuyahoga | Husted announces restrictions on in-person absentee voting | Woman facing two counts of election fraud

Oregon: Final cost of recall election a week away

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia's nuts-and-bolts voting expert says good-bye

Rhode Island: Board of elections to hear public comment on whether to change voter registration form

Tennessee: Walker County switches to digital ballots | Knox County clerk partners with state officials to ease access to voter photo IDs

Texas: March primaries in limbo over voting maps | Voter ID outreach in limbo | Texas elections in limbo as courts mull vote maps

Virginia: Fairfax County still seeking election officers | New polling places set for voters in 4 areas

Washington: Cowlitz County honoring voters who have cast ballots for 50 years

Wisconsin: Universities waiting for answers on ID cards | Legislature looks at need to email absentee ballots