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Thursday, 11 October 2012

October 11, 2012

National News: Controversy over state photo ID laws for voting continues to heat up | iPad Democracy: With new online voter registration, canvassers go paperless | Disabled voters face Election Day challenges | At polling places, some fear monitors will challenge some legitimate voters, intimidate others

Alabama: Council seat tie broken by absentee ballots | Voting problems nipped in bud

California: Asians have lowest voter registration, turnout in San Diego | Galt sample ballots are incomplete, new booklets to be sent via mail | Mailing back that weighty ballot will cost 65 cents

Colorado: Colorados' voter website plagued with delays | Gessler defends using state funds for trip

Connecticut: Voter database plagued by glitches | Registrar change on Brookfield ballot

Florida: Pasco schools draw fire over voter registration controversy | No bad GOP voter registration forms found in Pinellas | Challengers spar for Manatee elections supervisor post | Early voting causing lines across Fla. | Want your vote to count? Be sure to sign your absentee ballot | Officials on alert for subtle voting fraud | Bucher: 6K bad absentee ballots have to be counted by hand to avoid machine error | Pages missing in several absentee ballots mailed to voters | Elections supervisor: I'm purging those felons | In trial run, voters learn that long ballots could mean long waits

Georgia: Georgia's Democrats may challenge voter ID law in court | State to move voter registration online

Hawaii: Ethics board deadlocks on Yagong investigation

Indiana: Clerk changes voter registration travel edict

Kentucky: Current, former secretaries of state in spotlight

Maryland: Young to produce voter ID bill for Frederick County | State officials not concerned about voter-registration fraud | Mailing causes consternation for some voters | Eastport polling place center of controversy

Massachusetts: Special traffic and parking plan for Election Day | Woburn holding drive-through voter registration

Michigan: Johnson to go along with citizenship ballot ruling | Johnson won't appeal citizenship ruling | Busy, busy: Clerk handles uptick in voter signups

Minnesota: If amendment passes, work on law's details remains | Voter ID bill faces opposition | Voter ID will cost as much as $500K | Kiffmeyer, Carlson clash on voting amendment's costs and effects

Missouri: St. Charles County printing thousands of extra ballots for Election Day

Montana: Montana tribes demand equal access to early voting

Nebraska: Nebraska group files voting-rights complaint

New Jersey: Judge allows special election to go ahead | Cumberland County clerk raises concerns voter alleged mail-in ballot shenanigans

New Mexico: Training of poll workers investigated

New York: Queens voters forced to trek a mile after polling place swap

North Carolina: Mecklenburg BOE bracing for deadline | New Hanover elections board verifying info | Former elections employees out of luck, special judge rules

Ohio: More than 106K used new online tool to update voter info | 45K Cuyahoga County mail-in ballots could cause some confusion | Absentee ballots cause for concern for some Cuyahoga County voters | County BOE taps next deputy director

Oregon: Automated calls generate concern among recipients | Ralph Nader blasts Kate Brown in new radio ad

Pennsylvania: Ask Corbett administration about voter ID appeal, and the word is mumPennsylvania riding the national wave of voter-restriction laws

South Carolina: Court upholds SC voter ID law | SC voter ID law upheld, with safeguards | Some unsure of new voter ID law | AG Alan Wilson issues statement on voter ID ruling | Horry County opens 2nd absentee voting location to accommodate demand | 17K voters sign up online

South Dakota: Lawmaker seeks remake of ballot guide

Tennessee: State official: Voter ID not expected to be a problem Nov. 6

Texas: Local elections office busy on last day of voter registration | State revises method of purging voter rolls

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board member questions primary results

Virginia: Error on Va. voter-registration form apt to disqualify | County officials waiting for DOJ OK of bond wording

Wisconsin: Confusion over voter registration

Wyoming: Sprecher appointed to oversee election fraud complaints in Wyoming on Nov. 6