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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

October 10, 2012

National News: Presidential campaigns target new citizens | As voter ID opponents winning the battle, but losing the war? | Transgender voters left in cold with patchwork of ID laws | Ex-felons can't vote in four states | OPM: Feds should 'rarely' need time off to vote

Alabama: Parking lot full at voting location, but not because of turnout

Alaska: Juneau municipal election results certified

Arizona: County out $6K on ballot reprints

Arkansas: Area election officials need more poll workers

California: Sac County ballots to weigh more, cost more postage for mail-in | Fresno County gearing up for the election

Colorado: Taxpayers funded part of Gessler's RNC trip | Voter registration site slammed, secretary of state's office doubles number of servers | Local officials weigh in on voter registration issues | New voters wreak havoc on secretary of state's online registration system

Connecticut: Father to succeed son as Brookfield GOP registrar

Florida: Ballot snafu draws fears of voter confusion in court elections | Mayor: Illegal voters still voting in Broward | 4 felons sent absentee ballots in Broward | Longer ballots mean more absentee postage

Georgia: New elections director says county is ready for November

Idaho: Ada County absentee ballots won't be returned for insufficient postage

Illinois: Grace period begins for voters who miss state registration deadline | Report: Voter fraud not a big problem in Illinois

Indiana: First day of early voting in Tippecanoe County going smoothly | Officials busy on Kentucky, Indiana voter registration deadline day | Some military men and women still waiting on absentee ballots

Kentucky: Officials busy on Kentucky, Indiana voter registration deadline day | Secretary of state helps sign up voters

Maryland: 8K registered voters told they're not by state board | At College Park, students register to vote with a click

Michigan: Huron, Tuscola County clerks look to avoid problems of 2010 election

Minnesota: Photo ID amendment: Fraud buster or expensive boondoggle | If voter amendment passes, work on law's details remains | Voter ID advocates, opponents face off in Maplewood forum | Complaint against Ritchie to be heard Friday | Ramsey County board votes to oppose amendment

Montana: Record number of absentee ballots hit Missoula mail

Nebraska: Complaint over voting machines filed against Lancaster County election commission | Blind woman files complaint against election commission | Secretary of state releases statement regarding HAVA complaint

New Hampshire: No ruling on voter registration pre-election | NH Supreme Court: New voter registration requirements likely on hold for Nov. 6

New Mexico: AG announces investigation into voter suppression

New York: Critics blast system as flawed as voter registration nears end

North Carolina: Homeless voter registration push in Durham

Ohio: Husted to appeal early vote ruling | Husted appeals early voting ruling to Supreme Court | Marion Co. elections director sworn in | County elections board mum | Officials leaning toward weekend voting | Fired elections workers as to be reinstated | Elections officials want special vote delayed

Oregon: Secretary of state hopefuls square off in Bend | Challengers claim Brown is failing to do the job

Pennsylvania: Post-Gazette loses lawsuit to enter polling places

Puerto Rico: Judge: Mail-in ballots for bedridden Puerto Ricans

Tennessee: After courts reject library card as voter ID, Memphis appeals requirement

Texas: Potential voters rush to meet voter registration deadline | Taylor County election office works to properly purge names of deceased voters | Kendall elections officials swamped with work | Registration finished, election staff prepare for upcoming voting

Utah: Utah Dems voice concern over dropped 'inactive' voters

Virginia: Curbside voting is offered in parts of Southwest Virginia | It was neck-and-neck on first day of satellite absentee voting | Technology to speed up voting in Stafford

West Virginia: Opponent critical of secretary of state

Wisconsin: State elections board warns about confusing mailers