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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

February 26, 2013

National News: Is the Voting Rights Act relevant in 2013?

California: Will California counties develop public voting systems?

Colorado: State spends $34K defending Gessler in ethics probe

District of Columbia: D.C. council hopeful fights off candidacy challenge

Florida: Supreme Court case on voting rights could have reach to Collier | St. Lucie County SOE coming to Tampa to better understand multi-card ballots | St. Lucie supervisor trying to prevent future mistakes

Illinois: Snow could impact primary voting | Adams Co. clerk has weather concerns about primary | County officials will scrutinize Cicero election

Indiana: Vote centers no longer an option for Goshen referendum

Kansas: Kansas holding elections despite snow storm | Winter storm prompts changes in Kansas votes | Voting will proceed as scheduled despite snow | Bad weather causes drastic changes on election day | Advance voting hours extended; election will go on as scheduled | Johnson County consolidates polling places for Tuesday | Fewer polls to be open Tuesday in Johnson and Wyandotte counties | Seward County's election to be monitored by Justice Dept. | Primary polling places consolidated to Heritage Hall | DOJ monitoring elections in SW Kansas county

Massachusetts: Proposed Worcester election calendar would shorten campaign season | Milford town election joined with state primary

New Mexico: House rejects voter ID proposal | GOP attempt to institute voter ID fails | Bill to help Chaparral, other isolated towns avoid election night troubles clears NM House

Ohio: Consultants recommend firings at Lucas County BOE | Board of elections calling for probe

Oregon: Misprint on Wilsonville voters' pamphlet causes Clackamas County elections office to mail correction

Tennessee: No pilot voting program here

Texas: Voting-restrictions battle in Texas Legislature begins with low turnout | Mesquite legislator's bill targets absentee balloting by limiting trips to the mailbox | Democrats offer support for Voting Rights Act | Campbell bill takes aim at voter fraud | Coryell County to send countywide voting plan to state

Vermont: Condos' website plans come up short

Virginia: Lynchburg City council to discuss moving voting precinct

West Virginia: New polling site

Wisconsin: Proposed law would allow poll workers to come from anywhere in county

Wyoming: City to mull costs of special election