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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

January 18, 2012

National News: Holder warns voting rights still at risk | Wisconsin is latest state in court over photo ID requirement | Secretaries of state at center of election battles

Alaska: Redistricting trial comes to a close

Arizona: Yavapai County workers face much more than November's general election

Arkansas: Wood announces candidacy for Arkansas County clerk

California: US Justice Dept. upholds Senate maps | Fresno Co. supervisors name 18-year employee Brandi Orth as new elections chief

Colorado: County considers long-term lease for election work

Connecticut: Republican registrar retires | Malloy, Merrill roll out election reforms | Redistricting changes Wilton's polling places | Complaint filed against election agency's proposed new director

District of Columbia: Special election set for May 15

Florida: Voting equipment tested ahead of elections | Madison residents arrested in vote-fraud case sue FDLE | Former Fla. Rep. Ron Reagan may run for Manatee supervisor of elections | If Reagan doesn't, Bennett says he could run for elections post | Detert in running for secretary of state post

Georgia: Election officials set early voting hours | Secretary of state announces primary absentee voting options | Five Bluffton precincts get new location for primary | State seeks overseas voters

Illinois: Chicago BOE now involved in state senate race | County judge recesses hearing on fate of East St. Louis election board

Kansas: Concerns over voter ID highlights town hall | Kansas official to argue elections appeal himself

Kentucky: Hopkins County election precinct changing

Massachusetts: Many Haverhill voters get new polling places

Michigan: Johnson offers voter registration at naturalization ceremony

Minnesota: Voter photo ID legislation introduced as constitutional amendment

Missouri: County council to meet in emergency session for vote on election devices

New Hampshire: NHGOP turns up voter ID heat | NH Republicans, Democrats at odds over need for photo ID law

New York: Jury selection begins

North Carolina: Wake election officials to look at Morrisville ballot dispute

Ohio: Dems put leader on BOE, Republicans stick with Reid | Couple are first to get award for election work | Voting machine battery replacement adds costs

Oklahoma: Mock election: Voters like Will Rogers, ice cream | Method under scrutiny

South Carolina: Benedict students urged to vote | Johnsonville high looks to register students to vote

South Dakota: Pine Ridge voters sue Fall River

Tennessee: Switching election date would save Church Hill $7,500 | An oversight in the voter ID law | Students learn importance of voting | Election commission picks new spot for February voting

Texas: Ellis: Texas unable to prove ID law won't discriminate | Voter registration cards not yet mailed in Upshur County

Virginia: Voter ID bill begins moving forward in Virginia House | Senate panel approves redistricting proposal | State GOP asks elections board to delete loyalty oath | Appeals court denies GOP primary ballot challenge

Washington: Now 16-year-olds considered for voting rights? | County to expand elections office

Wisconsin: Minor glitches at some polling places | How much will your community pay for the recall? | Elections board head unsure how long review of signatures will take

Wyoming: Judge holds hearing on Wyoming term limits case