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Friday, 28 September 2012

September 28, 2012

National News: Voter ID laws in all 50 states —in 1 map | Courts push back against voter ID law | RNC cuts ties with voter-drive firm accused of fraud | Should partisans be in charge of our elections?

Overseas Voting News: Military absentee voting picks up

Alabama: Secretary of state forwards Pinson election complaints to attorney general

Arizona: County, state leaders expect few problems on Election Day | Nine new voter fraud cases found since 2008

California: Governor signs Feurer turnout bill | Barbara Boxer calls for enforcement of voting rights laws

Colorado: Gessler spars with voter registration group over website  

District of Columbia: DCBOE posts partisan tweet, renounces it

Florida: Pasco schools ensnared in voter registration imbroglio | State attorney investigating possible forged voter registration forms | Ex-felons fight tough battle to restore voting rights | Elections supervisor checking eligibility against new list | New noncitizens voter purge has its own problems, county elections officials say | Big ballots could cost county

Georgia: Fulton racing to ready elections office after shake up

Guam: Primary election workers can pick up checks

Hawaii: Workshops prepare workers for the general election

Illinois: Resident worried voting machines could be hacked | Southern Ill. counties cull more than 4K voters from rolls | DuPage to have bilingual ballots | Elections officials culling duplicates in state's registration rolls

Iowa: New voting equipment in KMAland

Kentucky: Voting machines certified in preparation for November

Louisiana: Redistricting suit filed against Jindal

Massachusetts: As Election Day approaches, town clerk prepares

Minnesota: Amendment may jeopardize mail-in balloting

Mississippi: Military ballots sent late

Nevada: New enrollments double with online voter registration | Washoe County voter registrar inundated by faulty voter registration forms | Elections officials brace for flood of absentee ballots

New Hampshire: Professor's app seeks to empower voters

New York: Grant supporters question election process | Nearly 16K new voters use DMV's online voter registration service

North Carolina: Voting preps under way in Mecklenburg County | NC GOP parts ways with firm linked to voter registration fraud

Ohio: Tea party questions Ohio voter rolls | Ohio elections board sets own early voting hours | Secretary of state awaits court decision before ruling on Summit County early voting hours | Improvements to BOE website

Oklahoma: EC picks tribe's new election service company

Oregon: Brown, Buehler camps debate number of debates in secretary of state race

Pennsylvania: Pa. judge backs most of voter ID law | Judge must rule next week in Pa. voter ID case | Poll: Pa.'s voter ID law has solid support | Absentee ballots to get ID checks | Retirement leaves void at election bureau | Settlement on table in Post-Gazette effort to observe elections | Newspaper, county to settle voting dispute

Rhode Island: Elections board to 'audit' Pawtucket poll with unexplained vote

South Carolina: Another general election suit filed

South Dakota: Senator calls for secretary of state to resign | Yankton county plans vote centers

Tennessee: Party representatives inspect voting machines; early voting starts Oct. 17 | Sen. Ketron pleased chancellor affirms state voter ID law

Texas: Grant to make polling places more accessible | Concerns over lack of military absentee voting in Fannin County

Virginia: New Va. voter ID laws aimed toward phantom fraud | New polling places a reality for many Virginia voters

Wisconsin: WI Supreme Court takes pass for now on voter ID | State high court declines to take up voter ID for now

Wyoming: Absentee voting begins for general election