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Thursday, 08 August 2013

August 8, 2013

National: Efforts to change voting laws | Presidential commission on voting meets in Denver

Alabama: Black lawmakers say new Ala. districts violate VRA; court case begins Thursday

California: Former Calif. lawmaker wants top-two system for presidential primaries | Lawyer in Voting Rights Act cases seeks to stop Palmdale elections | Kern County promotes voting with 'Do it for Them' campaign

Connecticut: Dems on course for primary

Florida: Voter purges will be part of best practices report to presidential commission | Ruling revives Florida review of voting rolls | Elections office wooing Pasco school parents | Duval County elections chief weighs in on local, state voting issues

Indiana: Hancock County latest to adopt vote centers

Mississippi: Hinds special election funding remains up in the air | Required funding of Hinds County elections remains unresolved

Montana: ACLU files lawsuit over Wolf Point voting district

New Jersey: No-show witnesses slow Parsippany primary challenge

New Mexico: Photo ID now required to vote in Rio Rancho

North Carolina: Legislature's election bill means new machines, less early voting | Elections office makes its move | NAACP calls for voter registration drive to counter new voter ID law | Elections officials prep for voter bill changes | Luke Eggers nominated for elections board | Absentee voters: Make sure those ballots are postmarked | State BOE denies appeal; one early voting site to be open for primary

Ohio: Legislators propose ending February and August special elections to cut local costs

Oklahoma: Election board secretary receives national certification

Oregon: County clerk's authority ignored--and may make it more difficult for voters

Pennsylvania: Workers at Berks polls gird for voter ID | Commissioners look to relocate polling stations | Poll workers: An endangered species in Bucks County? | Two Clearfield Borough polling sites may change

South Carolina: County election director's salary set at $49,500 per year

South Dakota: Push for satellite voting centers intensifies

Texas: Burnet County officials gear up for new Texas voter ID law | Few residents getting free voter ID cards | Vote centers given green light for November | Photo IDs will be required to vote, starting in the fall

Washington: Elections officials say Tuesday primary's low-low turnout is product of 'off-off year'