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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

September 19, 2012

National News: Dems aim to dismantle state voting restrictions | Battles over voter ID laws heating up in Congress | First official Voter Registration Day approaching | Smartmatic International sues Dominion Voting Systems for licensing breach

Overseas Voting News: DoD announces Absentee Voting Week for service members, families

Alabama: Power outage doesn't stop voting process at Red Oak | Few Alabama voters head to the polls | Poll workers use iPads to help direct voters | Differing polling places confuse some voters

California: California begins online voter registration | Lawmakers work to boost voter turnout

Connecticut: Malloy: Tighter voter restriction laws 'un-American' | Windsor voter thought to be dead is alive

Florida: Supervisor of elections demonstrates voting machine for blind | US Rep. asks court to keep more early voting days | Miami-Dade to provide pre-paid return postage for absentee ballots

Georgia: Habersham consolidating from 14 to 2 polling places | Secretary of state encourages students to vote | Brookhaven may have to pay for runoffs

Hawaii: Hawaii has no recourse as Kawauchi again resists colleagues' help | County staff attend elections workshop; clerk a no-show | State elections panel frustrated by Hawaii County election troubles

Indiana: Commissioners spar over contract extension with elections consultant | Munster man draws fire for attempting to 'True the Vote'

Iowa: Official: My voting system preferable to photo ID law | Armstrong satellite voting petition rejected | More Iowans choosing to vote early

Kentucky: Secretary of state returns from mission to Middle East

Maryland: Montgomery needs election judges | Police decide against adding officers at Eastport polling place | Construction triggers polling place move for two Towson precincts

Massachusetts: City solicitor says Rushford not the authority on elections

Michigan: Johnson: Estimated 4K registered voters in Michigan aren't U.S. citizens | Shelby Township Navy veteran denied ballot, has citizenship questioned

Minnesota: New My Ballot site offers 'one-stop shopping' for Minnesota voters

New Hampshire: NH court hears challenge to voter registration law

New Jersey: County superintendent of elections urges residents to check voter registration

New Mexico: NM short of money for general election costs

New York: Camps agree on schedule for counting absentee ballots | All eyes centered on 994 primary ballots

North Carolina: Early voting site to return to campus

Ohio: New BOE members focus on efficiency | Husted suggests 'more strict' voter ID law | State gets nearly 500K absentee ballot requests | Severance Towers voters moved back to original polling location | Election officials ready for Nov. 6

Pennsylvania: Pa. voter ID law sent back to lower court | Pa. Supreme Court punts on voter ID law | Pa. high court tells judge to check voter ID access | Pa. colleges move to ensure students have valid voter IDs

Rhode Island: Tobon seeks manual recount in epic House race

South Dakota: Gant details options for military & overseas voters

Tennessee: 'Goose-chase' ends: Knoxville woman gets free photo ID on second try | Metro council purchases controversial voting equipment

Texas: Voter registrars do their part on list | Cherokee Co. won't purge death list

Utah: Davis and Weber counties expected high amount of absentee ballots for general election

Vermont: Election officials want to move primary up

Washington: Secretary of state candidates differ on voter registration ideas

West Virginia: Lincoln County continues purging voter rolls