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Friday, 12 October 2012

October 12, 2012

National News: New election system promises to help catch voting machine problems | Astronaut Suni Williams talks dessert, voting and triathlons from space | Latinos less certain than others about voting, Pew survey says

Alabama: Meeting in Baldwin County will address voter and election issues | Chapman films PSA about 2012 general election | Familiar Democratic donkey gone from Ala. ballot

Arizona: Two-thirds of state voting by mail

California: Young voters lead surge in online registration | Voter registration issues, fewer polling places cause concern | Error forces reprinting of Dixon ballots | Students participating in election work set new record

Colorado: Gessler says death threats prompted early return from RNC

District of Columbia: Washington area election officials prepare for high turnout, confusion at polls

Florida: With on touch, Brevard kids get feel for voting | State takes over forgery cases in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa | Manatee supervisor of elections candidates discuss voting issues | Human error a concern in hand-copying PBC votes | Broward limits absentee ballot drop offs to 5 | Martinez drops lawsuit over absentee ballots in losing race for mayor

Georgia: Fulton will start early voting without outside help

Illinois: DuPage County having trouble finding bilingual election judges | Honors for local election judges, poll workers

Indiana: Indiana's voter ID law sets stage for legal battle that goes back to a name change from long ago | Marion County officials again consider satellite voting sites

Kansas: Proofreader ends 29-year tenure at secretary of state's office

Maryland: Voter ID proposal heads to public hearing | State mailings erroneously told 22K voters they weren't registered | Bring your reading glasses to the voting booth | Washington area election officials prepare for high turnout, confusion at polls

Massachusetts: Former Marlborough candidate gets community service in voter fraud case

Michigan: Are non-U.S. citizens voting in Michigan? | Lengthy ballot could cause Election Day confusion | Clerk asks voters for patience at the polls

Minnesota: Absentee voting more popular this year; state sees requests top 100K month before election

Montana: Big Horn County official disputed allegations in voting rights lawsuit | Native Americans sue over lack of election services on Montana reservations

Nevada: Voter registration fraud cases not widespread, election officials say

New Hampshire: NH clerks brace for long lines as students register to vote

New Jersey: More voters requesting mail-in ballots this year, county clerk says | Media sue NJ over Election Day bar

New Mexico: NM lawsuit seeks straight party ticket voting | Group caught telling poll challenger trainees to demand voter ID responds to controversy | Secretary of state facing lawsuit

New York: NCYCLU, Brennan Center urge Dutchess to remove 'barrier' to college student voter registration

North Carolina: Voter ID court case in SC could affect NC law | NAACP visits jail, helps inmates register to vote

Ohio: State and city leaders calling for voter fraud billboards to come down | Husted restricts methods to notify voters of absentee ballot errors | Federal appeals court says Ohio must count provisional ballots

Pennsylvania: Pa. sending mixed messages on voter ID requirements | Some PennDOT centers providing wrong information about voter ID

South Carolina: Opponents react to voter ID law being upheld | Voter ID law not causing headaches for Grand Strand elections offices

Tennessee: Voter ID foes have hope | A look at the history of election problems in Shelby County

Texas: LULAC sues county over voter registration

Utah: Utah puts 76K inactive voters on hold

Vermont: DOJ sues Vt. over overseas ballots

Virginia: Some HU students concerned about voter registration, ID theft | McDonnell restores voting rights on 4KWashington area election officials prepare for high turnout, confusion at polls

West Virginia: Challenger contests secretary of state's record

Wisconsin: Here come 'da judges