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Friday, 24 February 2012

February 24, 2012

National News: Ballots of Yore: A history lesson in voting technology | Voter ID backer, opponent agree on one point: Voter rolls are a mess

Alabama: Madison County voting machine test scheduled | Primary election falls during spring breaks for UA, Tuscaloosa schools

Arizona: Brewer plans to vote in person, doesn't trust absentee ballots

California: Future elections may be in November, not June

Colorado: June 26 primary election to be all-mail ballots in Morgan County | Colorado joins 2012 national voter ID war

Connecticut: Merrill wants easier path to voter participation

District of Columbia: Still no funding for D.C.'s Ward 5 election

Georgia: Rev. Sharpton in Atlanta for voting rights rally

Illinois: Voters will decide fate of East St. Louis election authority | Hawkins wants county clerk to oversee primary, not ESL BOE | Cook County needs bilingual election judges

Indiana: Lake County to buy more voting machines ahead of presidential election | White convictions remain felonies, must leave office | Ex-secretary of state gets home detention | White gets one year of home detention | Police: Anderson man used fake name to register to vote | Harmony replaces conflicts as Lake County board OKs early voting sites

Kansas: House passes voter citizenship bill

Kentucky: Voting precinct ruling changes, again

Louisiana: Cut in election-day voting hours sought to help workers | Secretary of state seeks again to trim voting hours

Massachusetts: Redistricting leaves Bellingham with sub-precinct

Minnesota: Voter ID advances while alternative considered

Mississippi: Absentee ballot reform sought

Nebraska: Controversial voter ID bill up for debate | Bradshaw, Benedict area voters to cast ballots in York

New York: Extra primaries put financial burden on NY counties | Former Troy city clerk takes stand in ballot fraud trial

North Carolina: GOP leaders won't touch federal election money | Macon board of elections preparing for 2012

North Dakota: Military, overseas civilians get voting tool

Ohio: Summit County elections board director resigns | Columbiana County BOE looking for new polling places | Election worker jobs still unfilled in Butler County

Oregon: Postal Service to close 4 mail processing centers in Oregon

Rhode Island: Elections board approves voter ID regulations

South Carolina: 111 days and no date set for new Atlantic Beach election | Report: No evidence of voting by the dead | County council primary could be delayed if redistricting not approved

South Dakota: Gov. signs law establishing vote centers

Tennessee: Public hearing scheduled on Church Hill election date | Guthrie appointed to county election commission

Texas: New voter registration certificates delayed | Grayson voter registration cards on hold until lawsuit settles | Registration cards void, but not your vote | Texas voters don't need to re-register | Gregg County voters don't have to register again | Ongoing redistricting battle frustrates election officials

Utah: Lawmakers pass bill to clean voter rolls

Virginia: Democrats, Republicans battle over voter ID bills | School voting drives raise concerns

Washington: Nickels will run for secretary of state

Wisconsin: Advancement Project files lawsuit, challenges Wis. voter ID law | UW-Eau Claire chided on charging students for new voter IDs | Absentee ballots never got to retirees at apartment complex