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Tuesday, 02 October 2012

October 2, 2012

National News: Critics of voter ID laws seek out the unregistered | House Democrat starts inquiry into GOP firm linked to bad voter firms | New session of Supreme Court expects case on voting rights

Alabama: City hopes Oct. 9 runoff goes smoothly

Arizona: Little evidence of vote fraud in Quartzsite

Colorado: New devices make voting easier | Election activists blocked from watching printing of Boulder County's ballots

Connecticut: Whitnum accuses secretary of state of losing petitions | Richmond cuts polling places to 2

Florida: Volusia joins statewide probe of voter registrations | Voting by felons latest front in war over ballot access in Fla. | Florida elections supervisors wonder how to deal with GOP voter registrations | Fake registrations uncovered in Duval County | 11 eligible voters denied right | Voter form irregularities have officials investigating, none found on Treasure Coast | Rep. Deutch says Scott should help elections supervisors gain access to controversial firm's files

Georgia: For top elections job, Fulton picked unvetted insider

Indiana: State pushes voter registration with ad campaign | Elections board keeps polling at Democratic Club

Kentucky: Knot judge-executive seeks to overturn ruling in vote-buying case

Maryland: Group alleges that two dead people might have voted in Maryland

Michigan: Popular rock star, Johnson have something very much in common these days | Envelope mishap stumps absentee voters

Minnesota: Voter ID law would mean changes, added costs for Otter Tail County

Mississippi: Hinds ballot status unclear

Missouri: Disability Vote Summit aims to eliminate disabled-voter turnout gap

Montana: Secretary of state race one of contentious issues

New Hampshire: NH Supreme Court to take up voter registration law dispute | NH Supreme Court to hear voter registration case | Voter registration law debated | Portsmouth clerk defends vote tally time

New York: Machine malfunction compromised library vote | Staten Islanders offered refresher course in electronic voting | Gov. Cuomo says he hopes new online service will improve poor levels of voter registration | Sessler questions legitimacy of absentee ballots

North Carolina: Board of elections investigates risk of voter fraud

Ohio: Elections chief: Ohio is ready for early voting | Roadwork to start near Medina County elections boardEarly voters sleep in tents, battle rain to be first to cast ballots | Husted: Dismiss fired Dems' lawsuit

Pennsylvania: Montgomery County proceeds with loophole in voter ID program | Pa. voter ID law ruling could mean political swing | Deadline nears on judge's Pa. voter ID law ruling | Voter ID easily obtainable through Parkhouse, commissioners say | Ruling pushed back on voter access for media | Judge to delay ruling on Pa. paper's poll access | Judge rejects settlement over polling place access | Judge gives Post-Gazette more time to reach deal on poll access

Rhode Island: ACLU calls for manual recount in disputed primary

South Carolina: Judges tough on both sides of South Carolina voter ID case | 3-judge panel to hear Charleston primary case

Tennessee: Voting machines had wrong programming | Election commission passes on voter ID petition | Claims against election commission dropped

Texas: Don't look to Texas for election drama in November | Official warns of long November election lines

Washington: Top 2 primary system upheld in Supreme Court | Two vie to replace Sam Reed

Wyoming: Voters getting election off to a speedy start