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Monday, 27 February 2012

February 25-27, 2012

National News: Strapped for cash, election info-providing Project Vote Smart might have to sell the ranch | In legislatures and courtroms, busy weeks ahead for voter ID | Lawmakers worry Postal Service cuts, closures could hurt voting-by-mail | Wireless voting is still a long way off

Alabama: Feds sue state over handling of absentee ballots | Officials expect spike in absentee voting for primary

Arizona: County recorder's office receives certification from secretary of state | Tucson leaders concerned about postal center closing | Could primary election days be moving to weekends?

California: Visalia council delays election decision | Proposed election changes going to council | New chief, more money could mean smoother elections in Fresno County | Postal Service announces Eureka mail processing will move to Oregon, Bowen wants delay

Colorado: Voter ID bill gains more support | 17K Coloradans receive flawed voter registration cards from D.C.-based group

Connecticut: Should Greenwich schools be open on Election Day?

Florida: Blacks' voting rights issues echo 60 years later | North Fort Meyers High wins video conteset

Georgia: Early voting window smaller | Bibb board of elections opens first-time Saturday voting | Bill that shifts election date leads to political squabbling

Illinois: Watchdog group lobbies for secure elections | Cook County Clerk: Early voting starts today; voter info may have changed

Indiana: White 'elated' about sentencing | Special prosecutor sought in Johnson County

Louisiana: Louisiana may revisit proposal to shorten election poll hours

Michigan: Elections officials unsure how many Michiganders will vote on Tuesday | After 7 years at timeworn polling lpace, county looks for new nest

Mississippi: Secretary of state calls growing absentee balloting 'a form of early voting' | Mississippi's high rate of absentee votes spurs reform | Church remains polling location

Montana: Group demands to scrutinize Missoula County records for fraud

Nebraska: Gronstal: Voter ID bill not leaving Senate | Fewer polling sites will save money

New Hampshire: Newest voter ID proposal has surprising momentum

North Carolina: Elections board found dry ground for filings | Event center no-go as polling place

Ohio: Ohio elections chief to postmaster general: Facility closures compromise ballot security | Ohio elections boss has concerns over postal plan

Oklahoma: Super Tuesday voters should check polling places

Pennsylvania: Monroe Boro's polling place moving to library

South Carolina: ACLU wants in on voter ID lawsuit | SC election officials praised over clearing up dead voter issue

South Dakota: Gant vote center and e-pollbook measure becomes law

Tennessee: NAACP leaders blast Tenn.'s voter ID law

Texas: Voter ID cards canceled, but not your voter registration | Redistricitng delays voter cards, Texas primaries | Student organization to assist with voter registration | Voter cards remain in limbo | Citizens may still register to vote as primary dates remain in limbo

Washington: Nickels runs for secretary of state; targets corporate campaign spending | Secretary of state's office says Postal Service closings won't affect elections

West Virginia: Voter registration cleanup moves through Senate committee | Absentee vote fraud bill passes committee | Wells pushing vets voting bill

Wisconsin: Wisconsin voter ID works, with minor snags | Federal trial underway in redistricting case