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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

March 12, 2014

National: Hoyer optimistic on voting rights bill | Big money partisanship invades quiet realm of secretary of state races

Alabama: Montgomery Co. director of elections explains new voter ID law | Baldwin Co. officials prep for new photo ID law

California: Santa Clarita announces settlement agreement in VRA lawsuit | San Diego has second lowest vote-by-mail rate in state, study finds

Delaware: Panel continuing review of state election laws

District of Columbia: Vote early, but not that early

Florida: Commission OKs money to buy new voting machines | So far, vote smooth throughout PBC | Some Hillsborough voters confused why they can't vote in D-13 race | One vote win triggers recount |

Georgia: Bill would allow cities to cut early voting

Iowa: Linn County officials hope to test high-speed ballot counter in 2016

Indiana: County clerk says count would save on printing using e-poll books in election | As primary looms, county eager for state to certify hardware

Michigan: Mummy voting mystery may go unsolved because election forms destroyed | Clerk acknowledges she broke election rule

Minnesota: After GOP candidate for SOS drops out, one jumps in and another considers bid

Mississippi: SOS offers free rides to obtain voter ID

New Hampshire: Ballot privacy called into question

New York: 140 Bloomingburg voters challenged

North Carolina: Election law changes

North Dakota: Voter ID confusion at polls in Fargo

Ohio: Cuyahoga council takes its first step in challenging voting restrictions | Madisonville woman imprisoned in vote fraud case released

Oregon: SOS's office wants out of lawsuit over whether Damascus voted to disincorporate

South Carolina: First test for embattled election commission

South Dakota: City commission approves new voting center system

Utah: Legislators tangle with voter records privacy bills | Utah lawmakers seek earliest presidential primary, with online voting

Virginia: 5 hours to vote in 2012? Va. Beach audit suggests fixes | Portsmouth felon who voted in '08 could go to jail

Wisconsin: Senate moves to pass bill limiting voting hours | Voter ID special session possible | Walker says he would call voter ID special session