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Friday, 10 February 2012

February 10, 2012

National News: Project seeks to help students overcome barriers to voting | States line up to challenge stringent Section 5 voting rights provision

Overseas Voting News: Overseas Vote Foundation launches in-U.S. registration service

Arkansas: Elections commission returns half of budget to state

California: City council approves same-day registration and voting | County losing funds for absentee ballots

Connecticut: Merrill voices call for new tech, laws to get people voting | Wilton shifts one of its polling stations

Florida: Cowles sells off some touch-screen voting machines | Critics immediately challenge lawmakers' redrawn districts

Georgia: Moreland may hold its own elections

Idaho: Voting takes a big step forward | Canyon County struggles to prepare for May primary

Illinois: With early voting, voters don't have to weather the weather

Michigan: Isabella County dropping paper voter lists

Minnesota: Hundreds rally to oppose proposed voter ID amendment | Polling places wll move for many residents

Missouri: House passes voter ID bill | Clerk explains vote count

Nebraska: Act early to correct voter registration data

New York: Taxpayers money on the line | Judge faults NY lawmakers, adopts new primary calendar | Murder conviction upheld in 1999 stabbing of Bronx election worker | Vote application quest called 'stupid' | Troy ballot fraud witness says he was offered job | City to judge: Moving up primary elections makes lots of trouble for city

North Carolina: Fewer early voting sites for Watauga? | Remap lawsuit gets judicial OK | New law could delay primary runoff by 3 weeks

Ohio: Ohio Senate Republicans plan to repeal controversial elections law

Pennsylvania: Township commissioner confronted over ballot issue

South Carolina: Bill in House would add requirements to register voters | New bill could make sure voters voice heard but concerns organizations

South Dakota: Felons' voting rights bill passes SD House panel

Tennessee: Election commission to bill city for recall legal funds

Utah: Bill would privatize birth month of voters

Virginia: Amendment would ease voting ID requirements for students | Senate rejects voter registration by party | House unanimously passes bill postponing June primaries while redistricting plans are vetted

Washington: Residence life staff struggles with complicated voter registration | Nickels: Testing the waters, asking for money

Wisconsin: Judge rejects injunction request in voter ID lawsuit | Judge refuses to halt new voter ID law, but trial date to be set | Provisional ballots, absentee deadline add questions to election