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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

January 25, 2012

National News: LiveBallot gets overseas votes to the polls on time

Alabama: Probate office to build elections website | Voting center for precinct 44 changed

Arizona: State starts process of allowing voters to sign petitions online | County sets presidential preference primary for Feb. 28

California: New Fresno Co. elections clerk sworn in | Citizens to help design new voting system

Colorado: Recall election brings new Saguache clerk

Connecticut: Welcoming the secretary of state to Westport | County approves 12 polling sites

Florida: Absentee votes at an all-time high in Brevard | Many Central Floridians turn out for early voting

Hawaii: Committee stalls online voter registration

Illinois: Colleagues remember Kane County's Jay Bennett, Jr., as go-to elections expert | Everyone Counts' software to facilitate overseas voting

Indiana: County works to have mega sites ready by primary | Voting centers to be ready for May election | Bill calls for voter data in absentee process | Senate backs uncontested candidate law change

Iowa: Secretary of state: Fix county redistricting problems | November election will cost quarter million in Woodbury county

Kansas: Confusion over free birth certificates

Maryland: Cheerleaders forced to adjust as county prepares for election season

Massachusetts: Exeter officials commend outgoing town clerk

Michigan: US approves redistricting plans for Michigan

Minnesota: Ethics officer recommends exempting election judges from mandatory seminars

Missouri: Voter ID bill clears Missouri House panel | Voter ID bill clears House committee | Schoeller optimistic about chances of voter ID bill passage this year

New Hampshire: Proposal would phase in voter ID | New voter ID bill has more support

New Mexico: Election reform still on session agenda

New York: Troy voter fraud trial underway

Ohio: Latina named to Lucas Co. board of elections | Elections board saves on ballots | Eastman to stay on Licking County BOE

Tennessee: Bill requires senior citizens to have driver's license photos

Texas: Judge moves up redistricting arguments | Uncertainty reigns in local primary elections

Utah: Bill would drop nonvoters from registration rolls

West Virginia: Tennant visits Glenville State College

Wisconsin: Be prepared for voter ID, official says | School district requests background checks for poll workers