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Wednesday, 05 March 2014

March 5, 2014

National: Rice study says voting by smartphone leads to fewer voter mistakes | National groups pledge to spend millions on secretary of state races

California: Candidates for secretary of state make pitches

District of Columbia: Grosso introduces election reform legislation

Georgia: County commission votes '$0' compensation for BOE

Massachusetts: Election reform bill will increase voter turnout, officials say | Swansea man urges online voting | Worcester elections official moving on to state dept.

Michigan: Election snafu with Grand Rapids streets tax | Flint legislators push for no-reason absentee voting

Minnesota: Online voter registration advances

Missouri: House may move primary dates

New Jersey: Judge charged with voter fraud

New Mexico: Voter turnout steady, but low | Consolidated precincts cause some confusion

New York: Storage of Niagara County voting machines an issue

North Carolina: Judge tells state to provide documents about voting law | Rockingham County board OKs new polling sites

Ohio: New voting machines on horizon | Elections board ousts director | Summit County elections board employees receive 3 percent raises this year | Elections panel adds polling site | Nina Turner objects to cap on early voting | Debate over Ohio voting law changes heats up | New officers, new look for board of elections

Pennsylvania: Residents voice concern over new Third Ward polling place

Rhode Island: Design students reimagine election ballot

South Carolina: Elections board agrees on salary for interim director | Interim director to be paid equivalent of $60K a year

South Dakota: County adopts voting centers, eliminates precincts

Tennessee: Election commission makes plans for primary

Texas: Early voting machine causes delay in Jefferson County results | Operator error delayed election results in Howard Co. | Why Williamson County voting results came in after midnight | Software glitch delays election results | Officials see few voter ID issues during early voting | Parties hopeful extended hours will boost voter turnout in Travis County | Police: Voter creates a stir at polling place | Gregg County election officials pin low turnout to weather | A few glitches, but largely a smooth day | Precinct 12 voters redirected to fire house | New elections administrator: Expect accurate, speedy results | State sends elections inspector to Upton County | Despite rustic condition, rural schoolhouse still home to polling site | Election day website issues reported in Dallas, Denton counties | Chilly election day tests resolve of voters | Gas leak closes polling place | Confusion at east-side polling site

Utah: Senate committee advances bill to allow disabled Utahns to vote online | Bill creating election-day registration pilot advances

Washington: Cawley announces campaign for Yakima County auditor

Wisconsin: Milwaukee man gets 9 months in jail for voting twice in 2012