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Wednesday, 06 February 2013

February 6, 2013

National News: Problem at the polls in 2008 | 3 Questions: Charles Stewart ranks the voting systems in the 50 states | 'We have to fix that': Obama will push voting rights | Scholars urge Supreme Court to keep Voting Rights Act provisions | Lost votes, problem ballots, long waits? Flaws are widespread, study finds

Alabama: Study finds flaws in election systems across nation, Alabama in bottom five

Arizona: Committee narrowly endorses bill on purging early voter lists | Valley groups come together calling for a new, streamlined, updated voting system | Bill would change early voting rules

California: SLO decides on special election fro $62K

Florida: Collier County elections office conducts student elections | Commission wants absentee ballot fraud recommendations passed | GOP proposal: Give governor power to remove county election supervisors | Deerfield candidate drops plan to collect absentee ballots | Expansion of Lee County early voting sites in the works

Georgia: Fulton County disputes vote tampering allegations | Georgia: Feds delaying access to immigration database | Pew: Georgia had average election performance in '08 and '10

Illinois: Quinn's state of state to call for online voter registration | D181 leaders question safety of using schools as polling places

Indiana: Votes of out-of-state students are at risk | Mayor pleads guilty to electioneering in voter fraud case

Iowa: Supervisors consider precinct changes | Iowa saw high voter turnout in 2012

Maine: Voter ID law not recommended by independent election panel | Maine panel rejects voter IDs, backs early voting

Maryland: Bill would require voter ID, increase penalties for voter fraud

Massachusetts: Hingham town clerk urges rescheduling of town's annual election

Michigan: East Lansing City Council: Landlords must provide voter registration info and forms to new tenants

Minnesota: Auditor issues a 'no decision' against Ritchie and Lindsey | Pew study identifies Minnesota among states with best election administration performance

Missouri: Legislative black caucus opposes photo ID legislation | Democrat Senator says photo voter ID bill is like 'Groundhog Day' | House panel adopts voter photo ID requirement | Missouri's voter ID bill inspires pushback over 'voter suppression'

Montana: To vote absentee, re-register now

New Hampshire: Advocates try to kill voter ID bill before it's fully implemented | Supporters, opponents of voter ID repeal speak out at hearing

New Mexico: Bill allowing 17-year-olds to vote in NM primaries moves ahead

New York: NY ranks among worst in nation at running elections

North Carolina: Commissioners bump elections pay | Lenoir County BOE petitions to get their director fired

North Dakota: North Dakota among top states for voting performance

Ohio: Heat steps up in voter fraud investigation | Winbush first black to serve on Mahoning elections board

Pennsylvania: Blair officials recognize passing of elections director | Cancer claims life of Blair County director of elections | Nutter wants to hear about Election Day problems

South Carolina: County may get control of elections | Educating public on new photo ID law | Early voting bill advances in Senate committee | Election bill details unclear, but generally well-received | Dems say GOP early voting bill has problems

Tennessee: Supreme Court to hear arguments on voter ID

Texas: Williamson County mulls switch to vote centers, ending paper ballots | County considering moving early voting locations | First and only election administrator set to retire

Utah: Bill to change threshold for election recounts advances

Virginia: House passes Cole bill to limit voter ID | Va. bill would change voter ID requirements | Preliminary hearing on voter fraud case delayed again

Washington: Slew of bills target voting process in Washington

Wisconsin: Wisconsin consistently near top in the nation for elections | Pew: Wisconsin ranks high among states in running elections