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Wednesday, 08 February 2012

February 8, 2012

National News: Voting law protest planned on Bloody Sunday | Why bother with caucuses?

Arkansas: Secretary of state going alone on redistricting suit

California: The nuts and bolts of Piedmont's election day

Colorado: Weld County to use mail ballots in primary election | Primary to be conducted by mail | Voter info cards prompt calls to Garfield County clerk

Connecticut: Elections board defends exe director pick

District of Columbia: Panel approves plan to change DC Council voting | House committee approves bill to give DC more flexibility in scheduling special elections

Georgia: Senate Dems challenge voter laws | Kemp announces release of elections advisory council final report | Unified balloting seen as way to cut costs, confusion

Illinois: How to embrace your civic duty, regardless of the inclement weather | High school students invade polling places, not as voters, but as judges | Emanuel, Preckwinkle hope team-up cuts election costs

Indiana: AG aims to keep Democrat out of secretary of state's office | Justices to hear appeal in White's case | White says governor votes illegally | Foreman: Jury wanted to hear White's defense

Iowa: UISG passes resolution to oppose House voter ID bill | Iowa College Dems lobby against voter ID bill

Kentucky: House panel approves bill to cut costs of special election

Maryland: More than 300 new voters registered after high school voter registration drive

Michigan: Retired Flint Township employee recognized for 25 years of service

Minnesota: Group of religous leaders urge legislators to keep voter ID off ballot | GOP caucus-goers try voter ID scanner

Mississippi: George County clerk seeks election fees from county

Missouri: Voter ID bill gains House approval | Was money spent on non-binding primary work it? | Man finds election records on side of the road

New Hampshire: Ballot inspection bill likely to die in House

New Mexico: Voter ID bill stalls again in committee | Democrats stop all voter ID bills, say no evidence of fraud

North Carolina: Shakir: Money would aid elections | WSSU gets nod as early voting site

Ohio: GOP elections board members suggest drastic cuts to meet county's reduced budget | Commissioners consider new elections building to alleviate overcrowding | Lorain County voters will see bilingual touch screen, absentee ballots

Pennsylvania: Fontana discusses law that would require photo ID to vote

Rhode Island: Secretary of state begins printing free voter IDs

South Carolina: South Carolina sues Justice Dept. for blocking its voter ID law | Dead-voter fraud doesn't quite live up to fears | Summerville may change date of redistricting vote

Tennessee: Voting machines tested | Tweak to absentee voter rules passes committee

Texas: April 3 primary now all but dead | Texas primary date in doubt after deal talks stall | County election date undeclared

Virginia: Senate divided over proposed voter registration bill | No-excuse absentee voting bills die in House

Washington: Ballots at library belong in ballot boxes, not book drop boxes

West Virginia: Raleigh County getting new voting machines | Secretary of state subject of new bill

Wisconsin: State voter ID law goes into effect with Feb. 21 election | Walker to decide if technical school IDs acceptable as voter ID | Poll workers plan for E-Day | Lawmaker criticizes UW-EC for $2 charge for IDs