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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

December 14, 2011

National News: Eric Holder: Voter ID laws hurt minorities | Atty. Gen. Holder takes aim at new state voting laws | Holder signals tougher review of new state voting laws | Postal service announces five-month moratorium on closings | New U.S. absentee ballot rules

Alaska: Judge spikes redistricting challenge

Connecticut: Mayor: Let all New Haven immigrants vote

District of Columbia: D.C. succession questions answered

Florida: Brookville code enforcement officer joins Hernando supervisor of elections race

Georgia: Augusta officials seek attorney general's opinion on possible election date change

Louisiana: Judge rules out West Feliciana Parish election challenge

Maryland: Cardin to introduce voter fraud bill

Massachusetts: Natick gets new voting equipment

Michigan: Ferndale shrinks voting precincts from 9 to 7 | Local clerks remind voters of changes at the polls | Wyoming will change voting wards, precincts

Minnesota: State legislators will square off in on-campus voter ID debate | Thumbs down on voter ID Burnsville officials say

Montana: Ravalli County worries about costs of losing mail sorting facility | Mail ballot election on horizon for River Rock

New Jersey: To move or not to move local elections

New York: Picente calls for audit of board of elections

Ohio: Elections board feud erupts

Oklahoma: County rolls out new voting machines | Election commission will oversee campaign reporting | Schneider tapped for Garfield County election board job

Oregon: Post office delays closure decisions

Pennsylvania: Critics say amended voter ID bill still disenfranchises poor, minorities, seniors

South Carolina: Deputies recover voting machine from Atlantic Beach | Horry County trying to find money to fund GOP primary | Presidential primary funding source unclear

Texas: How much would two Texas primaries cost? | Holder calls for review of states' voter ID laws | Advoctes: Two primaries would hurt minority voters | Redistricting challenge delays primary election

West Virginia: WV website ranks well

Wisconsin: Recall election could cost county $47K | Voters fight Wisconsin's voter ID law | ACLU sues Wisconsin over photo ID law | Be prepared for new voter ID rules | Governor's office confident voter ID law is constitutional | Elections board approves plan for recalls | Nickolaus says she tried to report problems to GAB | Elections officials likely to seek more time to review recall petitions | Absentee ballots could be counted at city hall | City of Sheboygan needs at least 100 more poll workers