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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

February 14, 2012

National News: Voter ID laws on the rise, but election restrictions have a long history | New voting laws prompt efforts to educate students across nation | Three weeks till Super Tuesday, but some states are already voting | Voter rolls are rife with inaccuracies, report finds | Study: 1.8M dead people still registered to vote

Alabama: Primary election in 30 days | Election season differences in Georgia and Alabama | Morgan County gets iPads for voting precincts

California: Supervisors considering changes to SF's election system

Colorado: Gessler targeted by activist over voting in Saguache County | Colorado joins push to clean up voter rolls | Aspen's Marks, citizen group sue over election practices | Group files lawsuit to protect voters' privacy | Boulder County clerk among those sued over traceable ballots

Florida: Colorful reminders splashed on billboards help get out the vote

Georgia: Election season differences in Georgia and Alabama

Idaho: Cassia County officials weigh election consolidation

Illinois: Illinois adds mail-in ballot option for March primaries | High school students to invade polling places, not as voters bu as judges

Indiana: Floyd County seeks public opinion on voting centers Wednesday | S'ville man can cast big vote in Hoosier GOP primary race

Kansas: New laws in effect for Shawnee's mayoral primary

Michigan: $430K grant to upgrade voting | Secretary of state to maintain public database with voter party affiliation for 2012 primary

Minnesota: Voter ID to deter fraud? Prove it, ACLU says | ACLU offers $1K for example of voter impersonation

Montana: Election preparation | McCulloch on voting

Nevada: Nevada's active voter rolls in flux | Settelmeyer pushes return to primary

New Jersey: Schools to stay open on election day

New York: Lawmakers butt heads on primary date | GOP opposes shift of primary to June from September

Ohio: Elections board split on appeal over juvey court decision | As Nov. 6 approaches, provisional ballots still threaten

Oregon: Report slams U.S. voter registration errors; Oregon seeks to improve by sharing data with other states

Tennessee: Election commission meets on eve of early voting | Hamilton Co. offering free photo upgrades on state ID's | Secretary of state releases PSA on voter ID law | State election officials watching Washington County vote

Texas: Getting a taste of democracy: New citizens get a primer on elections | Election workers stay busy despite unknown district lines | Voting rights group files suit over Texas registration practices | Texas GOP wants April 17 primary, but schedule very tight | Redistricting battle returns to court today | Commissioners approve contract for electronic vote tabulation

Utah: Bill would protect birth dates on voter info

Virginia: City preparing for election

Washington: Ballots for Feb. 14 special election already being processed

Wisconsin: Judge to revisit request to stop voter ID law | Steady demand reported for student voter ID cards | Redrawn voting districts mean some go to new polling place | Recall petition storage site no longer secret