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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

August 22, 2012

Overseas Voting News: New Report: Military voters will be disenfranchised on Election Day without immediate action

Alabama: Justice Dept. opens civil rights unit in Alabama | Trial set for former secretary of state | Montgomery poll workers get techy at iPad training session

Alaska: Alaska sues over provisions of Voting Rights Act | Alaka sues feds to block provisions of voting rights law

Arkansas: Election laws driving wedge in Faulkner County 

California: Ballot petitions could come in multiple languages | Sonoma County selects next elections chief

Colorado: Traceable ballot rules won't affect Larimer County | Colo. election issues prompt worry as November nears | Gessler withholding names of suspected non-citizen voters

Connecticut: Canty declared winner by one vote

Florida: Scott appears to threaten Monroe Co. supervisor of elections | Scott hints he will remove Monroe supervisor if he doesn't follow voting law | Election day a breeze in Collier, Lee | TCC announces partnership with TurboVote

Georgia: Store-owner charged with election fraud | Dead woman walks into voting precinct

Hawaii: Council accepts clerk's report detailing primary election | Election results challenged

Idaho: Twin Falls County to test new ballot counter

Illinois: Board of elections seeks to save historic records

Kansas: Budget breakdown: Elections | Further details emerge about election mix-up

Massachusetts: Bridgewater Town council sets Nov. 6 as recall election date

Michigan: Deceased man receiving voter registration card every year in mail | Election group challenges citizenship question box | Wages increased for Tecumseh poll workers

Minnesota: Federal judge shoots down election lawsuit

Missouri: Electon officials warned about suit

Nevada: Voters warned about giving personal information when registering

New York: Dutchess, Ulster election chiefs will comply with Spanish-language materials

North Carolina: County reaches agreement with voting machine vendor | Wake elections board dismisses most voter challenges | Valdese polling location moves | NCSU to be early voting site

Ohio: Portage commissioners end health coverage perk for elections board members | Lack of Saturday early voting not seen as a problem in Belmont County | Suspended Ohio election leaders meet for hearing

Pennsylvania: Pa. wants later date for voter ID appeal | Help is plentiful for obtaining voter ID | York County election officials to educate community about voter ID | Blake says voter ID ruling flawed, hopeful for successful appeal

Rhode Island: More than 3,600 voters seek absentee ballots for primaries

South Carolina: Lawsuit could lead to another wave of 2012 primaries in SC

Tennessee: Knox county election commission shoots down petition drive to reinstate Belle Morris polling place

Texas: State demands more voting sites in Hays County

Vermont: Condos urges people to vote in primary

Virginia: Virginia voter ID law tame by national standards | Virginia voters will soon have more flexibility at the polls

Washington: ACLU to announce voting rights lawsuit in Yakima

West Virginia: WV election officials update voter rolls and train for upcoming election

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Supreme Court asked to hear state's voter ID appeal