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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

January 24, 2012

National News: ID bills target college-aged voters | Black Caucus charges voter ID laws aimed at Obama supporters | Science of elections: The problem with turnout

Overseas Voting News: With Microsoft backing, Democracy Live brings ballot box to G.I.s overseas

Alabama: Shelby Commission approves change in Riverchase voting site

Arkansas: Senator, others sue over redistricting plan

Colorado: Legislators won't push 'proof of citizenship' bill this session | Gessler cites voter fraud in 2010 election | Six voters cast ballots in both Colo., Kan. | Comments sought on mail-in ballot only primary election

Florida: Absentee voting costs more in Broward, Palm Beach than Miami-Dade | Florida trims early voting hours | Unraveling the mystery of absentee ballot postage | NAACP president to run for Manatee elections supervisor | Bus service offers rides to voting polls | Talk of changing August primary date draws static

Georgia: Changes to voter ID law? | Bill expands student ID voting

Hawaii: Terminated elections employees seek damages

Indiana: Some Hamilton County voters assigned new precincts | Bill would change absentee ballot process

Iowa: Des Moines man accused of secretary of state ID theft

Kansas: Kobach touts voter ID law | Mah, Kobach spar over voter ID law | Six voters cast ballots in both Colo., Kan.

Kentucky: Redistricting plan could cost Boone

Louisiana: Secretary of state: DOJ abusing Motor Voter law for 'political agenda'

Maryland: When should Baltimoreans vote?

Massachusetts: Town Hall voting petition planned

Michigan: Cutting polling precinct means savings for township

Missouri: Senate panel backs voter registration changes

Montana: Missoula Co. seeing response to election workers calls

New Hampshire: Senate consdering new voting photo ID measure

New Mexico: Senator says voter ID forum too one-sided | Republicans boycott voter ID forum | Forum presents downsides of voter ID laws | Farmington to offer convenience centers for voting

New York: Opening arguments in Troy voter fraud trial today

North Carolina: Possibility of voter ID law still looms | County to look at voter ID issues

Ohio: Infante, O'Brien seek elections seat | Elections board in need of poll workers

Oklahoma: Redistricting changes 15 precincts in Lincoln County | Boundaries change for 24 county voting precincts

Oregon: Elections workers will make house calls for special needs voters

Pennsylvania: Precinct presents challenges for department of elections

South Carolina: Campaigns move on, upstate pays-up | Voter ID foes cite S.C. governor's heritage | Attorney general still investigating voter fraud case

Tennessee: New voting center nearly ready

Texas: Texas AG files suit to clear path for voter ID | Abbott sues DOJ over voter ID law | West Texans upset Abbott asks court to clear way for voter ID law | San Antonio court considers splitting party primaries | Redistricting delay gets mixed reaction from local officials | Redistricting map debacle creating chaos locally

Utah: Committee clears proposal to 'clean up' voter rolls | Democrats, GOP spar over voter registration bill

Wisconsin: Software used to review petitions in recall has its limits