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Monday, 17 September 2012

September 15-17 2012

National News: Decade old e-voting wars continue in presidential election | Study: Almost 1M minority voters to be affected by voter ID laws | Time to change the Voting Rights Act?

Overseas Voting News: Voting drive attracts American citizens to Zahle

Alabama: Website may help alleviate voter confusion

California: Wyle wins $25K grant to support NIST | Applicants flood Anaheim elections committee | Mail ballots alter California campaigns

Colorado: Noncitizen voters ID'd fraction of those first alleged by Gessler | Clerk gives up subpoena fight

Connecticut: Primaries costly for small towns

Delaware: Dewey launches electronic voter registration

Florida: Groups racing against time to get voters registered | Elections office urges voting via absentee to avoid long lines at polls | Elections office preparing to mail ballots | Thousands of notices mailed out to voters in Duval County | If signatures don't match, absentee vote may not count

Georgia: Ex-convicts can learn how to restore voting rights

Illinois: County clerk seeks clearer voter laws

Indiana: Porter County opening satellite voting centers

Iowa: More legal action possible in voter registration fight | Iowa voter eligibility investigation on hold after judge issues injunction

Louisiana: Voting help available Saturday

Maryland: Some voters may use an online absentee ballot marker

Massachusetts: Analysts say close results are product of low turnout | Taunton officials learned from earlier recounts | Fall River recounts likely to put city on the hook for about $5K

Michigan: Secretary wants to remove barriers to voting

Minnesota: Voter ID law could cost Hubbard County | Ramsey County elections manager criticized over appearances

Mississippi: Democrats request paper trail return

Missouri: East St. Louis voters will decide fate of elections board again this fall

Nevada: Lawsuit prompts Nevada public assistance agencies to ramp up registration efforts

New Hampshire: Primary suggests voter ID challenges | AG's office clarifies confusion over voter ID issue

New York: Final votes to be tallied this week | Too-close-to call contest | NYC BOE on the hot seat again after primary

North Carolina: 'Test elections' coming to South Hill | Some precincts in county to merge | Early voting made easy for students | Wake Co. adds new polling place

Ohio: Fairfield County voter registrations challenged by tea party | Democrats, Husted still at odds over weekend voting | Elections board OKs polling place changes | Ohio early voting boon to voters, but can lead to problems officials say | Husted, rising GOP star, frustrated by court challenges but confident in state's elections operation | County receives six new polling places

Oklahoma: Mail-in ballots curtailed by new Oklahoma law | Tulsa judge declares winner in contentious county clerk race | Absentee ballots popular but face scrutiny

Pennsylvania: Challenge to Pa. voter ID law is a case of contradictions | Pa.'s new voter ID law sends non-drivers on a bureaucratic journey | Poll says voters support Pa.'s voter ID law | Change to ease getting voter ID

South Dakota: Scanner '100 percent accurate'

Tennessee: Who do county election administrators work for? State wants clarity

Texas: Voter rights group asks Supremes to stop Texas registration | State blocks county funding in dead voters spat | Still alive? Voters verified

Utah: Cache County issues plea for help on Election Day

Virginia: Watch the mail for your new voter ID card | How to avoid a challenge to your vote at the polls

West Virginia: Secretary of state details military, veteran, overseas voting options | Military voters can get absentee ballot online

Wisconsin: Even if ruling comes, GAB says not enough time to prep for voter ID for November | Wisconsin elections board says Walker recall election and primary cost taxpayers $13.5M | New law changes ballot