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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

January 14-17, 2012

National News: Voter ID laws denounced at King Day ceremonies | Holder decries states' efforts to restrict ease of voting | Santorum hammers Romney over felon voting rights | Holder speaks at voting rights rally | Early voting benefits campaigns with money, manpower

Alabama: Justice Dept. OKs redistricting plan for Montgomery

Arizona: Judge slaps Arizona's voting act challenge | Presidential primary coming to Vayapai elections

Califorina: Special election to cost Shasta Lake $40K | Berkeley city clerk dies at 37 | Supervisors to meet on new election chief

Colorado: Facts, not personal attacks, tell election story | Former SOS to head Colorado County Clerks Association

Connecticut: Malloy supports changes to voter registration

Florida: Polls to open soon for early voting in Palm Beach County | Supervisor of elections office conducts pre-election test | Durbin asks Scott to testify at voting law hearing | Senate releases details on Florida election hearing | Election law oddity will leave Monroe County operating under different rules | Betty F. Carter, former Orange chief strove to modernize voting process | Election law oddity will leave Hillsborough, Pinellas operating under different rules | von Hahmann announces bid for supervisor of elections | David Stafford seeks third term as elections supervisor | Voters request 12K absentee ballots

Georgia: Cobb Democrats take aim at voter identification law | Marchers in Macon reminded of King's emphasis on voting rights | NASS names Kemp as Southern Region vice president

Kansas: Kobach to address committee on voter ID changes | Fate of Kansas elections bill tied to computer issue

Kentucky: Local board of elections to propose precinct plan

Massachusetts: Worcester reps consider whether to press for special election

Minnesota: Amendment proposals include voter ID

Missouri: Kander raises most money in race for secretary of state

Montana: Republican candidate Turiano switches to secretary of state race

New Hampshire: Voter ID: Gone but not forgotten | Voting rules seen needing some tweaks | Small percentage of new NH voters didn't show right ID

New Mexico: South state rep carries on fight for voter ID

New York: Judge agrees council seat should remain vacant | Troy voter fraud trial starts Tuesday

North Carolina: New district maps prompt caution from election officials | Map defects may delay county elections

Ohio: Board of elections raises employee health premiums | Lydia Reid chosen to serve on board of elections

Oklahoma: Mock election goes well in Oklahoma | New voting machines for Oklahoma

Oregon: Brown touts iPad voting options | Douglas County voting precincts consolidated

Pennsylvania: Voter ID legislation could come up next week

South Carolina: King Day at the Dome: Voter ID on minds at rally

Tennessee: Lawmakers rush to fix voter ID law before March primary

Texas: Texas voter ID law still languishing at the U.S. Dept. of Justice | Redistricting slows voter registration cards | Voting headache

Utah: Utah's caucus system: Repair or replace?

Virginia: Battle brewing over GOP push to require photo IDs | Virginia GOP reconsidering loyalty oath requirement | AG responds to Perry's appeal of judge's refusal to add him, others to primary ballot

Washington: Voter registration for 16 year olds

West Virginia: County considers expansion of early voting sites

Wisconsin: Judge to hear challenge to voter ID law | Dane County judge to hear voter ID arguments | Voter ID not needed for mayoral recall primary | State voter ID bill could face DOJ review | Dems want federal review of voter ID law | GAB explains voter ID | GAB: Recall of Walker would cost taxpayers more than $9 million | Elections board to validate recall petitions | Elections officials ask judge to schedule all recalls on the same day | Officials sued over inaccuracies with election maps | Officials fear election problems