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Wednesday, 03 October 2012

October 3, 2012

National News: Voter ID rules fail court tests across country | Future of voter ID in other states unclear | Setbacks for voter ID laws in Pa., other states could be short-lived | US wrestles with voter ID laws

Overseas Voting News: DOD slams report that military absentee ballots are down due to DOD error

Alabama: Local officials at odds over election equipment

Alaska: Borough assembly election a cliffhanger

Arizona: Political parties united in dislike of top-two primaries

Arkansas: Learning to vote

California: Judge OKs trial for Alarcon, wife on voter fraud, perjury charges | Complaints of voter fraud probed | Proposition D would change election schedule | Longtime election workers commended

Colorado: 2012 general election will be held as vote center in Morgan County

District of Columbia: DC eyes online registration

Florida: Does your vote count? | Voter registration fraud ongoing problem in Duval County | Pasco audit finds voter registration fraud | Faulty voter registrations in Bay County investigated | NAACP speaks up for restoring voting rights for felons | Opponent accuses Cowels of ballot machine testing violations | Election supervisor refutes company's claim | Fewer troops requesting absentee ballots in Fla. | Longest ballot in Pinellas history could cause epic lines on Election Day

Hawaii: State officials will oversee voting on Nov. 6 in Hawaii County | State takes over election operations from county

Illinois: Cook County voters get smartphone tool

Iowa: Schultz criticized for use of federal funds in voter fraud probe

Kansas: Voting options: Advance voting and help with the process

Massachusetts: Town clerk says Election Day 'will be busy' | Worcester election commission gets $65K to hire reinforcements for Nov. 6 | Council OKs merging Ward 2 polling places

Michigan: Legal system gets workout over ballot issues on road to Mich. election | Some mailed absentee ballots with envelope error

Mississippi: Voter ID law getting federal scrutiny | No voter ID ruling before election | Hinds Co. election commissioners spar over absentee ballots

Nevada: Election officials take steps to prevent fraud

New Mexico: County clerk race pits Ellis against Connor

New York: BOE staffers hold voting equipment demonstrations | Elections board fires Soos after Forester attack

North Carolina: Judge dismisses lawsuit againt elections chief and board | Laptop stolen from Robeson elections board sparks ID theft concerns

North Dakota: ND counties utilizing vote-by-mail service

Ohio: Voter access | New early-voting site has critics, fans on first day | Husted wants local decision on vacancy

Pennsylvania: 'Just Vote!' gives students chance to register | Activists on voter ID ruling: Happy but still working | Montco moving forward with voter ID plans | Judge halts Pa. voter ID law | Court sets voter ID aside for November elections | Something for everyone in judge's ruling | Corbett leaning against appealing voter ID ruling | Elections bureau getting additional help for election | Seven polling places relocated for Election Day

Rhode Island: ACLU: Supreme Court should order manual recount in House 58

South Carolina: Justice Dept. clears SC's online voter registration law | SC launches online voter registration system at SCVotes.org

South Dakota: Secretary of state, senator clash over voter info pamphlet

Tennessee: 'Easily avoidable' errors cost 3K Shelby Co. residents their votes | State investigation into Shelby elections released | Audit details election commission faults

Texas: 'Dead' voter controversy raises even more concern | Hidalgo County cracks down on voter fraud

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas-St. John's primary to be recounted

Virginia: Fairfax works to minimize potential voting chaos | Virginia GOP cancels contract with vendor over voter registration issues

Wisconsin: Group hopes to inspect recall ballots | Extend overseas voting, Romney campaign asks Wisconsin | Nearly 100 Wisconsin ballots sent late to military, overseas voters | Madison council moves student voting center