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Monday, 13 February 2012

February 11-13, 2012

Overseas Voting News: Changes made in absentee voting for service members

Alabama: New machines make voting easier for people with disabilities

Arizona: District maps sent to D.C. for approval | Primary on Feb. 28 to utilize vote centers

Colorado: Primary election to be held through mail | Election cycle starting early for county, state | New county clerk addresses commissioners

Connecticut: In Litchfield, Merrill to present ideas on improving election process

Florida: Leon supervisor of elections says new election law will cost county $112K more | 3 more candidates join race for elections supervisor job

Georgia: Law keeps absentee ballots from inmates incarcerated in home counties

Idaho: Election officials face time crunch as May primary approaches | Redistricting means changes, hassle for Bonnevlle Co.

Illinois: County clerk: Voting options abound for primary

Indiana: State grant helps county fund new voting booths | Clerk soliciting feedback on vote centers plan | Monroe County approves purchasing of voting equipment

Maryland: Frederick Co. voters to receive notification of new congressional district

Massachusetts: Clerks wary of voter fraud

Minnesota: Two fears drive fight on photo ID

Missouri: County clerk is critical of lawmakers on primary election | Voter ID at center of Missouri secretary of state race

New York: Slisz to get new chance at full recount of ballots | Clinton County to consolidate voting precincts | Election cost may double | State board of elections faulted on primary plan | Consistency at issue in voter fraud trial | Assembly will advance bill for June primaries

North Carolina: Voter ID critics rally; continue opposition in Gastonia | State offers solution to Guilford County redistricting lawsuit

Ohio: Elections chief seeks meeting with Holder | Summit County elections board director resigning | Taking a step back, hearings to begin on repeal of relection reform bill

Pennsylvania: Reapportionment disputes cause primary election confusion | Officials spar over elections chief pick

Rhode Island: House approves soldiers and veterans bills

Tennessee: ID law sparks clergy to lead voting drive in Chattanooga | Secretary of state talks voter ID law | East Tenn. elections chief loses job after shakeup | Judge rules against mayoral recall election

Texas: Judge to define districts, set primaries soon | Frustration grows in Nueces County as elections organizers wait for primary date

U.S. Virgin Islands: Right-to-vote lawsuit advancing in local court system

Virginia: Lynchburg's electoral board to look at new polling places | Senator proposed amendment to voting ID bill | Registrars expect busy voting year

Washington: State Voting Rights Act may mean trouble for Yakima's system

West Virginia: Voter registration office busy place | 'We don't tolerate election law violations' | Tennant, Ireland differe on rulings

Wisconsin: Capitol Report: Voter ID laws limit ability of volunteers to register voters | Dane County judge rules against NAACP effort to halt voter ID law | With photo ID requirement just around corner, groups work to prepare voters | Madison's clerk going all-out to educate voters | Tie broken in Bloomfield election