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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

April 10, 2013

National News: Why minorities usually wait longer to vote in elections | Five most outrageous facts about our broken voting system |Blacks' Election Day waits nearly double those of whites, but why?

Alaska: Counting Anchorage election ballots could yield bubble trouble  | Alaska voter ID bill passes final House committee

Arkansas: Panel advances election commission bills

California: LA County remakes how its citizens will vote | Should Newark elections be held during even years?| Early help for LA's early voters | Success of mail-in ballots lengthens campaign, candidates say

Colorado: Colorado bill offers more mail ballots, election-day registration | Election measure sure to bring fight

Florida: 2 face absentee ballot fraud charges in Lake City | Senate holds firm on witnessing absentee ballots; Pasco elections chief calls it a 'recipe for disaster' | Absentee ballot witness rule worries elections chief | Manatee County commission sticks to June 18 special election | Senate moves on election reform | Election bills set for Senate debate

Georgia: Hollenbeck gets elections post

Illinois: Few complaints in 'one of the most quiet elections' | Voting brings election season to close | Voting starts with a bang, then whimper | Voter fraud investigation in the Metro East | Snake, electioneering reports added unexpected election wrinkles | Election authorities report relatively uneventful day | Mendota write-in candidate finds controversy at polling place

Indiana: Voting centers meeting | New voting centers coming to Vigo County | Election director to run for county clerk

Maryland: Takoma Park teens speak out for lower voting age

Massachusetts: Former state representative gets prison for election fraud

Minnesota: Secretary of State Ritchie supports election law changes | Ritchie talks election reform while in Steele County

Mississippi: Voter card mail out not without hiccups

Missouri: St. Clair County election officials uncover ballot fraud

New Jersey: Cedar Grove pans early voting bill

New York: Seneca supervisors asked to oppose early voting

North Carolina: Downtown crowd protests bills to cut back early voting in NC | House schedules hearings on voter ID law | New voter ID bill filed | McCrory says he backs Republican-written voter ID bill | Bills aim to change voting in our state, both parties fired up |

Ohio: Hamilton County BOE to release info about voter fraud probe | Prosecutor wants to review double votes

Oregon: Oregon may be first with automatic voter registration

Pennsylvania: Bucks County hopes to increase dwindling voter turnout

Tennessee: Lawmaker abandons effort to ban cameras, cellphones from voting sites | Review finds few potential non-citizen voters

Texas: Lawmakers work on deal to avoid 2014 primary delays | Commissioner critical of city voting locations

Vermont: Senate to debate moving up primary