Nice Social Bookmark

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

February 13, 2013

National News: Nelson bill aims to shorten Election Day lines | Obama announces new panel to examine elections | First lady hosts 102-year-old determined voter | Obama's options on voting rights and delays | Obama, Nelson join push to rein in long voting lines | Obama proposes commission to address long lines at polls

Arizona: Bill blocks groups from submitting ballot batches | Democratic senator wants feds to monitor three election bills

Arkansas: Election commission hires director

California: Bill would require polling places on college campuses | New Contra Costa registrar of voters will be former assemblyman

Connecticut: West Haven council plans to spend $5K on redistricting help

Florida: Time limits for people voting | Council president supports plan to spend election savings | After 2012 election foul-up, Nelson floats 1-hour voting

Georgia: House approves nonpartisan elections

Indiana: Elkhart County Dems host meeting on voting centers

Iowa: Panel hears criticism over voter ID proposal | Satellite stations allow early voting in Linn County election | County considers voting centers for upcoming local elections

Kansas: Mah re-engages with Kobach on voter fraud | Kobach tells lawmakers he should have ability to prosecute voter fraud

Kentucky: Kentucky has high felony disenfranchisement rate

Massachusetts: AG says voter ID bylaw can't apply to Bellingham town elections | Voters will head to Walpole polls three times this spring

Michigan: State ranks high for elections performance | Rep. Miller opposes voting reforms

Minnesota: Minneapolis' mayoral race puts ranked-choice voting system to test

Missouri: Missouri House to debate voter ID bill | County clerk appointed to statewide commission

New Hampshire: Groups backing repeal of voter ID provisions cite cost

New Jersey: Law allows test counties to eliminate county election officials

New Mexico: Special election costs big bucks

New York: Catsimatidis funds lawsuit to stop board of elections coup

North Dakota: Voter ID amendment survives debate in House

Oklahoma: Home is where the vote is

South Carolina: Attorney will recommend longer poll hours for Richland County

Tennessee: Sevier election office gets flood of voter registrations on last day

Texas: Critics: Proposed voting centers for Georgetown are too remote for many

Virginia: Is voter ID contingency clause in jeopardy? | "No go' for no-excuse absentee voting | McDonnell statement on failure of felon voting rights restoration bill | House subcommittee blocks election reforms | Complaints of smoky smell prompt change in Lynchburg polling place

Washington: Teens may get vote-registration privilege as House committee narrowly nods support | Voting Rights Act passes committee | Secretary of state, county auditor assess impact of Saturday mail cut on elections