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Thursday, 18 July 2013

July 18, 2013

National: Congress weighs fixes to Voting Rights Act | Former Voting Rights Act provision gets hearing in Senate | Shelby decision hurts Asian American voters, groups tell Senate committee | Congress mulls path forward on voting rights | Senate revisits Voting Rights Act following court ruling

Alabama: New state ID law may pose some problems for Jefferson County | Photo ID required for voters next year | The cost of local elections

Alaska: Did Supreme Court rob Alaska Natives of their voice?

Arizona: Senator begins campaign to counter election referendum

California: Republican candidate for secretary of state plots campaign | Fresno County clerk clarifies how votes are counted | San Gabriel opens secret investigation into election complaints

Colorado: County commissioners give green light to clerk for legal action in recall attempt  

Indiana: Vote center committee tries to fill gaps

Kentucky: U.S. appeals court overturns convictions in Kentucky voter fraud case

Louisiana: Voter advocacy group, secretary of state differ in interpretation of registration numbers | La. voter registration test is mystery for historians

Maryland: Md. GOP considering open primary

Massachusetts: Voters' rights groups calling for updated election laws

Michigan: Stanley says secretary of state, governor's support will push no-reason absentee voting forward

Mississippi: Judge tosses results, orders new election for Canton

New Hampshire: Voter ID bill yet to reach Hassan's desk

New Jersey: State will reimburse Mercer County for special election expenses | Hunterdon, Warren counties won't receive special election funding until after votes | Glen Ridge may nix schools as voting sites for some

New York: Polling place stickers coming up for their own vote

North Carolina: White appointed elections board chair | Verdon takes over helm of elections board | Buncombe elections director on hot seat | Carteret BOE chairwoman named

Ohio: Ex-Ohio poll worker gets 5 years for illegal votes  | McGuckin appointed to elections board

Pennsylvania: Expert defends study showing 14.4 percent in Pa. lack voter ID | Homeless advocate testifies at voter ID trial | Year-old survey at issue in voter ID trial | County pols debate new for voter fraud law | State official to testify in Pa. voter ID trial

Texas: Galveston election among first under new voter ID law | New voting method to be tested in Bexar County

Virginia: Voter fraud charges against Pa. man dismissed | FC voter registrar gets certified

Wisconsin: Marshall board puts funds in budget for new voting equipment