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Thursday, 06 March 2014

March 6, 2014

National: Senate rejects Obama appointment for top civil rights post

California: Survey: Strong turnout by voters with disabilities | Former OC fraud figure quietly stripped of election authority | Dublin residents will vote by mail

Delaware: Middletown postpones election until March 24

Florida: New poll book gets tested on March 11 | Weeks plans to hold Palm Coast elections

Georgia: Bill putting more Dems on Douglas elections board goes to governor | Commission decision not to pay BOE riles some

Illinois: Early voters heading to polls, avoiding lines | GOP clerk candidates discuss experience, ideas

Indiana: Indiana working to end voter fraud | Brown's ouster leaves quandary for elections officials

Iowa: Judge blocks rules canceling voter's registration | Court throws out secretary of state's controversial registration rule

Maine: Early-voting measure falls short in House

Massachusetts: Ford fails as polling place

Mississippi: Civil rights pioneer says Mississippi voter ID law unfair | Absentee voter sues Hattiesburg city attorney

New York: Boro councilmen grill city BOE | NYC BOE goes to the videotape

North Carolina: Despite talk, early voting hours get trimmed | No reduction in hours for Randolph, Montgomery elections sites | No early voting on ASU campus | Heating, cooling issues prompt precinct move | Ashtabula County BOE adopts absentee voting hours

Ohio: FitzGerald introduces voting legislation that contradicts recently-passed state law | Lawsuit challenging voting bills would force GOP to prove fraud | Gillis elected to head elections board | Licking Co. adds poll sites

Pennsylvania: Elections office needs polling place, people

South Carolina: Restoring voter confidence in Richland County | Deadline extended to apply for seats on Richland's elections, voter registration board | Another measure on SC elections offices advances | Election commission prepares for Campbell's departure

Texas: JP candidate to request recount; clerk explains voting results delay | Upshur vote totals delayed by weather | Every vote counts--just ask Yoakum County | Human error delays release of results | Normal turnout and few problems reported under voter ID law | Secretary of state praises primary process | Elections office staff treats road crew inmates to lunch to thank them | Interim elections admin reviews voting results | Ballot misprint lead to late returns

Utah: Pilot program for same-day voter registration popular in committee, clerk's offices

Wisconsin: Legislative aide pleads guilty to voter fraud