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Friday, 05 April 2013

April 5, 2013

National News: AG: Stresses importance of upholding voting rights provision at Supreme Court

Alaska: Anchorage city clerk and deputy answer questions about Tuesday's municipal election | Municipal election absentee and questioned ballots in review | Officials reviewing Anchorage election

Arkansas: Republicans plan voter ID drive | GOP prepares education campaign on voter ID

California: LA County developing a voting system for the digital age | Under bill, birthplace not required on voter forms | Outstanding ballot count could change course of Glendale election

Colorado: Candidate claims election fraud

Florida: House Dems ask GAO to study long voting lines in Florida, Virginia

Illinois: Bradford residents will vote on two ballots | Some ballots without referendum were mailed out

Iowa: Election day changes possible for local schools

Kansas: Solomon election still up in the air

Maryland: General Assembly close to passing bill expanding early voting, allowing same-day registration

Massachusetts: Town clerk asks for ballot box replacement | Town clerk responds to complaint of vote tampering by candidate | LWV in support of absentee ballot reform

Missouri: A new part of the voting process | Cost of election roughly $33 per vote cast

Montana: Voting referendums pass Senate | NCAI, DOJ weigh in on behalf of Native voting-rights plaintiffs

Nebraska: Bill advances to cut number of early voting days | Lawmakers take step to shorten in-person early voting | Measure trimming number of days for early voting advances

Nevada: Bill would allow same day voter registration

New Jersey: Brick council opposes early voting law

North Carolina: Progress NC rallies against early voter cuts | Early voting opportunities in North Carolina could shrink | GOP rolls out less restrictive voter ID bill | Voter ID bill would phase in plan over three years | Proposed voting laws could increase wait times| Legislation filed in NC Senate targets college voters

Ohio: Sides wrangle over board officials testifying in voter fraud case

Oklahoma: Provisional ballot may decide Red Rock election

Pennsylvania: The fight for voting rights continues

Rhode Island: Assembly committee releases draft report on 2012 Election Day problems | Archambault joins master lever debate

Tennessee: College IDs cut from voter ID bill | Cannon County administrator of elections passes certification | Democrat Kaousias joins Knox County election commission | Lawmakers nix library cards, student IDs for voting purposes

Virginia: House Dems ask GAO to study long voting lines in Florida, Virginia | AG to investigate possible duplicate voting | Long lines at polling places leads to public hearing in Woodbridge

West Virginia: Commission hears plan to consolidate precincts

Wisconsin: Olson will wait before possible recount request