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Monday, 01 October 2012

September 29-October 1, 2012

National News: Voter registration fraud claims singe GOP

Alabama: Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday including voting rights | John Merrill considers running for secretary of state | Where and when is the next election in Baldwin County? It depends

Arizona: If you die after sending mail-in ballot, your vote counts

California: Ranked-choice voting comes to Berkeley | About 110K Californians did online voter registration in first week | Election Day upgrades on their way to San Bernardino County | Update on ranked-choice voting in San Francisco | Riverside County GOP registration surge raises questions of fraud

Colorado: Larimer County clerk not to blame for phone calls | Girl in viral voter registration video worked for shady firm | Denver files suit against 'inactive voter' rule

Florida: Voter registration problems widening in Florida | Voter registration fraud probe spreads | Republicans play defense on voter registration fraud | More suspicious voter forms are found | Manatee to join 'My Vote, My Voice' statewide voter registration drive | PBC at center of probe into voter fraud | Brandon elections office expands hours to include Sundays | Land O'Lakes man says paperwork mistake made him target of voter purge | Democrats' effort to register students angers Pasco GOP | PBC elections supervisor calls for wide fraud probe

Georgia: Former elections director gets two years probation | Fulton County elections officials make adjustments ahead of election

Guam: Primary election workers to be paid

Hawaii: Kawauchi, five others attend election workshop

Illinois: DuPage County to have bilingual ballots

Indiana: State pushes voter registration with new ad campaign

Iowa: Voting class set for disabled Iowans

Louisiana: La. readies emergency paper ballots | Election preps well underway

Maryland: Early voting urged in Maryland's biggest county | Early voting coming to Frederick in October

Michigan: ACLU sues to stop citizenship question on Michigan ballot | Muskegon County secretary of state office remodeling pushed back to Oct. 10

Minnesota: Voter ID opponents call it costly, unnecessary | Wrong ballots sent to Judson Township voters

Mississippi: Week late, still no ballots for Hinds absentee voting

Missouri: Ballot language issues growing for secretary of state | Fuhr named St. Louis County's Republican elections director

Montana: Election administrators didn't send out applications

New Hampshire: Dispute grows over voter ID | Gardner wary of court ruling on voter ID law | Voter registration law debated | AG asks NH Supreme Court for 'expedited' review of voter registration case | Merrimack town council OKs using high school for single polling site in election

New Jersey: Middlesex County mail-in ballots sent out with error | As voter requirements increase in other states, NJ goes easy

New York: SUNY Fredonia helps board of elections with training videos | More readable ballots to be available at county election poll sites | New screens to offer more privacy to voters in Onondga County

North Carolina: Some Brunswick Co. pastors pushing for Sunday early voting hours | NC law requires voter drives in high schools

Ohio: Elections board preparing for start of early voting Tuesday | Lake County election officials preparing for high voter turnout | County board gears up for election | Board of elections getting ready for early voters | Franklin County's early voting center should accommodate all

Oregon: Buehler, Brown say they're concerned about big money in politics

Pennsylvania: Voter ID foes argue for full stop of new law | Officials say issuing IDs to local voters a success | Voter ID law has Masloff miffed | Judge could rule on ID law as early as Monday | York County prepares for new voter ID law | Sans director, Luzerne's bureau of elections to get state help | Judge rejects newspaper settlement on vote

Rhode Island: Secretary of state starts final push to register voters, hand out IDs | Is RI's 7-member board of elections earning its $49K a year?

South Carolina: Fraud proof scarce in two voter ID cases | Early voting underway, but not in SC

Tennessee: Davidson election chief says voting machine vendor cause of ballot problems | Voting machines had wrong programming

Texas: DA investigators to probe voter assistance

Utah: Mailed ballots encourage early voting | Utah lenient when it comes to former prisoners voting

Virginia: Demand for military absentee ballots drop in Virginia | McDonnell on pace to restore voting rights to record number of felons

Washington: Proposed bill pushes back against voter ID laws | Candidates spar over changes to voter registration | Wyman, Drew clash over experience, ideas for secretary of state's office

Wisconsin: Van Hollen considering options on voter ID