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Monday, 15 October 2012

October 13-15, 2012

National News: Voter registration rolls in 2 states are called vulnerable to hackers | As Election Day nears, voter ID laws still worry some, encourage others | Online voter registration helps bulk up voter rolls | Study: Helping young adults to vote sets life-long democratic habit

Overseas Voting News: States blasted for late absentee ballots

Alabama: Former secretary of state Jim Bennett sees a future in history | Avoid polling place problems

Arizona: Pima county recorder seeks re-election | Fake write-in votes cost the county

California: Registrar of voters is preparing for and testing for upcoming elections | California online voter registration proves popular | SF to release preliminary ranked-choice votes on election night

Colorado: Gessler continues to stir things up | Local election costs on the rise

Connecticut: McMahon not laughing at Bridgeport voting joke

Florida: Two seek supervisor of elections job | Absentee ballots: Easy to cast, open to fraud | Osceola elections supervisor's race has its share of controversy | Experience versus new blood compete in supervisor election | Florida not among states that cross-check registration for double-voting | Volusia Co. absentee ballots missing pages, information | Hernando elections chief hopefuls focus on integrity, efficiency | Absentee ballot delays worry some voters | Vote by mail postage could be tricky

Georgia: Some Douglasville voters will be forced to vote twice

Idaho: County voters to receive mailers with polling place information

Illinois: College take leap into voter registration | Equipment to make voting in Champaign County a snap

Indiana: From levers to touch screens: A brief history of Tippecanoe voting technology | Concerns mount over electronic voting | Republican again nixes satellite voting sites in Marion County

Maryland: Five questions with Stuart Harvey, election director

Michigan: Secretary of state's office now works to ensure no citizenship check-off box | Absentee ballots late for Michigan troops | Lansing city clerk weighs in after absentee ballots delayed | Michigan sues 24 municipalities for sending absentee ballots overseas late

Minnesota: Voter ID foes decry unfairness to seniors | Voter ID questions readers still want answered | Veterans in thick of photo ID struggle | Judge hears senator's photo ID complaint against Ritchie

Missouri: Secretary of state race picks up | Kander attacks Schoeller's past connections

Montana: Deja vu: Old rivals battle anew for secretary of state | Voters prefer absentee ballots

Nebraska: John Gale: Strong election turnout would honor history, vets

Nevada: Washoe county registrar temporarily on medical leave | Latino rights group alleges voter intimidation in Nevada

New Jersey: As deadline approaches, email scam surfaces

New York: Plan to move primary from September to June could shake up mayoral race | Council tests BOE preparedness ahead of election

North Carolina: NC high schools hold voter registration drives | Duke refuses election staff's request for student info | Redistricting might confuse some voters

Ohio: Voter fraud billboards will stay | Texas, 14 other states back Ohio elections chief in early voting dispute | Secretary of state appeals early voting ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

Pennsylvania: Schools use presidential election to teach kids about voting | County voters to be asked for photo IDs | Montgomery County Voter Services stay busy this weekend with voter registration forms | Concern over backlog of city voter registrations | Election director has busy week

South Carolina: Civil rights groups won't appeal SC voter ID decision

South Dakota: Judge rules Gant must reprint pamphlets

Tennessee: New site proposed for Anderson County election office | Tennessee voter ID law challenge continues as early voting begins

Texas: Latinos and African Americans targeted by voter purges, lawsuit alleges | State revises method of purging voter rolls | Texas, 14 other states back Ohio elections chief in early voting dispute

Vermont: Vermont to fight DOJ lawsuit

West Virginia: Behind the Scenes: Marion County election

Wisconsin: Absentee voting popularity grows

Wyoming: Justice Dept. to oversee Wyoming election