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Friday, 22 February 2013

February 22, 2013

National News: Could online Oscar voting lead to online public elections? | Rally planned at Supreme Court in defense of VRA

Alabama: Voting Rights Act defenders dispute Shelby County case | Shelby County reps argue against VRA sections | McKinnon discusses polling house closings with local council

Alaska: Voter ID proposal under fire in Legislature | Lawmakers begin debate on voter ID

Arizona: Bennett supports several bills aimed at election changes

California: County settles voting lawsuit, plans redistricting | Benicia officials move to change elections to even-numbered years

Florida: 102-year-old Desiline Victor to get voting-rights bill naming honors | House gives Dems minimum number of early voting hours

Georgia: Albany election case to get further scrutiny

Guam: GEC to get summary of 2010 ballot recount Wednesday, full report in March

Kentucky: Plan to let deployed soldiers email ballots stalls | Military voting bill advances, without email provision

Massachusetts: New bill targets Conomo voting | Town clerks favor separate elections

Maryland: Election proposals heard in Annapolis | O'Malley's voting expansion proposal raises concerns about fraud | Afzali works to make voter fraud a felony | Panel to consider adding more early voting centers

Mississippi: Voter ID dispute snags Miss. secretary of state budget | Mississippi senators refuse funding to defend voter ID law

New York: New York should hate the Voting Rights Act | Queens GOP chair drops to get ousted BOE commissioner back to work

North Carolina: Elections office to wait on director

Ohio: SW Ohio nun suspected of illegally casting ballot | St. John appointed to Stark County BOE

Oregon: Wilsonville attorney settles suit with Clackamas County clerk

Pennsylvania: Montco won't spend tax dollars on voter ID education | Voters in Lebanon's fifth ward have new polling place

South Carolina: Edwards retires as BOE director after 31 years | Registrar to brief public on photo ID law

Tennessee: Election commission still at odds over errors | Appeals court hears arguments in Brentwood, Williamson polling place dispute

Texas: Poise under pressure in Harris County

Virginia: Poll: Virginia voters back photo ID by wide margin

Wisconsin: County board backs same-day voter registration | Unreturned absentee ballots could alter primary