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Friday, 10 August 2012

August 10, 2012

National News: Study shows voters with disabilities face access barriers | Civil rights groups release new voter protection app

Alabama: Voter registration hoax spreads online

Arizona: Pima County mailing sample primary ballots early to alert voters to polling place changes | Preparations underway for primary | County cuts back poll sites by a third | More early voting equals fewer polling places

Arkansas: SOS spokesman remarks trigger small political firestorm

Connecticut: Conn. GOP says it's suing over top ballot line | Postcards give some voters wrong directions | Woodstock polling place doubles as food collection site

Florida: Florida releases list of possible ineligible voters | State releases 'obsolete' list of possible noncitizen voters | Feds demand voter-purge info from Florida counties | Florida election law challenge getting a hearing | Attack ads slam PBC's election supervisor as 'untrained' | More than 1K out-of-state ballots for Martin, Indian River counties get hung up at post office | Elections supervisors respond to demand for documents | PBC's Bucher among supervisors to get federal subpoena in dispute over state voter purge | Ballot-fraud probe embroils commissioner's aide, former Hialeah mayor's uncle

Georgia: Fulton County's recount also drawing state's attention | Election day smooth process for Paulding voters

Hawaii: With election days away, a resignation and sickness hit Hawaii County clerk's office | Procedures for absentee ballots changed | Long lines at early voting sites

Iowa: Activists, some Democrats criticize Iowa's voter purge | Schultz started voter eligibility check without notice

Kansas: Voter ID success | Computer problems interfere with early morning voting | Elections officials say up to 87 voters received wrong ballots at polling place | Questions about election still being voiced | Ensley won't serve on board of canvassers

Louisiana: Inactive voters rolls will not be published | Secretary of state putting face on office

Massachusetts: Only Mass. sent out voter registrations after lawsuit | Mansfield selectman backs voter ID question

Michigan: Muskegon Chronicle anzlyes 'crossover' ballots | Candidate wants recount after losing by 26 votes | Secretary of state calls election a success

Minnesota: Fine print within photo ID proposal looms large | Election judges prepare for primary voting

Missouri: Carnahan public legacy to end in January? | Prosecutor seeks to remove clerk for nepotism

New Hampshire: Errant get-out-the-vote mailings from national group make it to New Bedford

New Mexico: Voter purge postcards sent to active voters | Secretary of state's voter roll cleanup targets 'shocked' voting rights advocate

New York: Counties' election costs soar | BOE says it performed well in problematic June primary | Rochester council gives polling places OK

North Carolina: Elections office emphasizes early-voting needs

Ohio: Committee moves forward on BOE budget | Ohio voters can now go online to state website to update home address

Pennsylvania: Voter ID law is now obviously 'morally indefensible' | Some Pa. Hall of Fame voters at risk of ineligibility

Tennessee: Federal lawsuit filed challenging Tennessee's voter ID law as unconstitutional | Shelby County election commission focuses on next election

Virginia: Candidate seeks to halt ballot printing | SBE IDs 10K dead people on voter rolls | 10K deceased voters found on Virginia rolls | Roanoke considering plan to consolidate polling places

Washington: Vote counting continues

Wisconsin: Senate recount cost taxpayers $5400 | Clerk addresses poll issue at training