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Monday, 11 February 2013

February 9-11, 2013

National News: Democrats cite long lines in bid to shift debate on voting | Latinos urge court to uphold Voting Rights Act provision

Alabama: Civil rights group releases voting rights video before Supreme Court hears Shelby County case

Arizona: County elections department puts machines to the test | Proposed bill would bar Arizona's chief elections officer from candidate committee

California: Riverbank City council settles for a special election | Sticker shock: County clerk presents special election expenses

Colorado: Colorado's 2012 election: Registration rose by 440K | Inactive voters won't get ballots for city election

Florida: Supervisor down to four | Students learn power of casting their vote | Elections supervisor backing away from new office | Former elections supervisor pays for making joke

Illinois: Quinn: Time to put voting registration online | Quinn bids to end 'say-to-play' primary voting | Lawmakers consider online voter registration

Idaho: Satellite absentee polls may return

Indiana: Students could lose right to cast vote

Iowa: Iowa Poll: 71% support requiring photo ID to cast vote | Mail cutback raises absentee ballot fears | Linn County auditor finds three apparent fraudulent absentee ballots

Kansas: Mission Hills businessman running for secretary of state

Kentucky: Even-year voting bill would shift elections

Maryland: Additional early voting days a possibility in Md. | Proposed voter ID law again draws hot debate in Annapolis

Massachusetts: Towns consider merging elections | Council to consider early voting in elections

Michigan: Chesterfield consolidates precincts | Richmond approves updated election equipment

Minnesota: Ritchie suggests election system improvements

Missouri: Mo. House to take up voter photo ID requirement | Joplin mayor named to panel on voting | Kander announces early voting commission | Clerk looks to stop voting in county schools

Nebraska: Effort opens door for youth vote | Amendment would require photo ID to vote

New Hampshire: Early voting? Not if Gardner can prevent it | NH in middle of legal feud over voting law

New Jersey: Fire district elections reignite debate on election day move

New Mexico: Lawmakers hear complaints about voting issues | Joint panel hears about Election Day challenges | Activists contrast voting wait in Rio Rancho, Chaparral

New York: New era at county board of elections | Essex County has new GOP elections commish | An accidental revolution at the board of elections

North Carolina: Winston-Salem council wants to undo change in election cycle | Board of elections continues to update voting lists

North Dakota: Bill would require voters to show photo ID

Oklahoma: Election board to open to early voting on Monday | Weather may affect election

Oregon: Oregon led country in voter registration problems in2008 | Bend man convicted of offering to buy blank ballots for $20 each

Pennsylvania: Panel OKs most voting precinct consolidations | New Dauphin County elections director promises transparency

South Carolina: Voter ID law goes into effect | Georgetown County hosting voter ID meetings | Spartanburg wants schools closed for elections

Tennessee: Sevier County officials cautious about liquor vote

Texas: Elections: What the heck is a regional voting center, anyway? | Hidalgo County looks to adopt 'vote centers' | New precinct lines expected to be finalized

Utah: House advances bill that alters elections in emergencies

Virginia: Democrats accuse GOP of restricting voting rights

Washington: Washington second in national elections performance study | Wyman's statement on Postal Service announcement | Hanby recognized for 45 years in Island County elections

Wisconsin: Groups speak against legislation 'rigging the vote'

Wyoming: Secretary of state beats term limit