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Thursday, 04 April 2013

April 4, 2013

National News: A license to vote? GOP lawmakers push voter IDs | Officials insist voter ID laws still need to be challenged

Alabama: Black political leaders urge U.S. Supreme Court to keep the Voting Rights Act

California: Bill would allow 15-year-olds to pre-register to vote | San Gabriel councilman-elect sues city for declining to seat him

Florida: Florida official: Cutting early voting times a mistake | Officials mull special election dates

Georgia: House committee hears from Ga. official about voter ID

Illinois: Days before election, voter fraud allegations expand in Washington Park | Ruling over 2 election complaints to come Thursday | RI County voters asked to keep single-member districts for county board

Indiana: Decision on Floyd County voting machines questioned

Iowa: Polling places may move out of Sioux City schools

Kansas: Computer problems lead to vote discrepancy | Election now goes to commissioners for canvass of the votes

Louisiana: No criminal case to be pursued against registrar of voters

Maine: Panel agrees secretary of state should not run for another office

Missouri: Marston flap results in removal of election judge | Low turnout doesn't stop election controversy

Montana: Commissioners cover elections | Bills to put issues before Montana voters arrive ahead of deadline | Commissioners approve redrawn Laurel voter precincts

Nebraska: Lawmakers debate reducing early voting days | Lawmakers begin debate on early voting measure | Primary concerns during Tuesday's vote

North Carolina: NC bill restricts student voters | House Bill 451 could change the way we vote | Committee hosts voter ID discussion | Lawmakers told voter ID worked well in Georgia

North Dakota: Lawmakers send voter ID bill to governor

Ohio: Leahy likely back on board

Oregon: Welcome voter, Marion County is moving

Pennsylvania: Juice for county voting machines to cost $26K

South Carolina: Search begins to replace embattled Richland County elections director

Texas: In wake of voter fraud case, Weisfeld wants federal oversight of council election | Eliminating straight-ticket voting's effect on area residents

Wisconsin: Light turnout for same-day voter ballot questions | Man charged after outburst at polling place | Council write-in votes stretch limits, add humor to process | Website crash, software woes blamed for late election results