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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

July 17, 2013

National News: Elections are over, but voter ID is not | Clinton says future of voting law in jeopardy | House to hold hearing on Voting Rights Act | Voting rights enforcers shift focus after Supreme Court ruling | Hoyer, Lewis to push Obama to revive election commission

Alabama: Changes made to make voting easier for Pike County| Republican secretary of state candidates pledge to keep Democrat out of office

Arizona: Lawmaker wants to block public vote on ballot changes

Arkansas: County officials want state to issue voter IDs

Colorado: Colorado AG defends Gessler's hiring of private attorney | Recall efforts on hold, both sides head to court

Florida: Harrington appointed to election task force | Dems say Scott not pursuing voter registration fraud linked to GOP | Democrats call for voter fraud inquiry

Georgia: Federal, state election calendar split 'problematic'

Indiana: Amid uncertainty about bids, commissioners vote to lease equipment instead | Lake County officials look into how woman voted twice

Kansas: Board rejects Kobach's voter registration fix | About 12K voter registrations held up due to citizenship proof | 12K Kansas voters still in limbo over proof of citizenship

Michigan: Johnson: Michigan ready for online registration, no-reason absentee voting

Minnesota: City unveils website for 2013 election

Mississippi: Canton ordered to hold new election; voter intimidation, irregularities cited | Ware files clarification of election allegations

Nebraska: All-mail balloting prompts higher voter turnout

New Jersey: Voter fraud alleged in Parsippany primary | Hudson County to state: 'Sue us" | Asbury Park voters bused to courthouse to challenge election

North Carolina: Reality check: Ballot changes | Republicans take control of county elections board | New NHC elections board on much lower pay level than preceding board | Elections board sworn in | County elections board sworn in | New leaders take seats on county elections board | Only two join BOE | Cumberland County BOE elects new chairman

Pennsylvania: Plaintiffs' expert: A half-million don't have voter ID | Challengers say voter ID law would keep untold thousands from polls

Tennessee: Putnam County election commission approves grant | Shelby Co. election prep reduces voting mistakes

Texas: Williamson County's new elections official a familiar face | Bexar County to pilot email voting program

Virginia: Restoring some felon voting rights could impact Va. elections