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Thursday, 13 March 2014

March 13, 2014

National News: Former election firm with 'hanging chad' ties sues new owner | Can Cantor deliver on Voting Rights Act? | Sen. Coons renews push for election law reform bill

Alabama: Voter ID cards available, but likely not in high demand

Arkansas: County panel sues state over absentee-ballots ID rules

California: Ballot statements too costly for some | Investigator finds poll worker misconduct

Delaware: Panel OKs election boards consolidation | No-excuse absentee voting pondered by panel

Florida: Attorney told Weeks a month ago that Palm Coast was on firm ground | Mail ballots approved for Green Cove Springs

Illinois: Chicago's election commission introduces e-poll books

Indiana: Positive outcome for Cass Co. voting equipment test | Porter Co. clerk says theft report led to lock change | Lock change at county clerk's office blamed on politics

Kansas: Issues, opinions shared with moving local elections to fall ballots

Maryland: Music and activism draw crowd at Republic in Takoma Park

Michigan: Readers criticize Richland election official for handling of ballots

Minnesota: Coalition works to restore voting rights to felons

New Jersey: Morristown clerk calling it a career after 25 years

New York: Voting machine issue coming before legislature

North Carolina: County adds three early voting sites

North Dakota: New voter ID law for North Dakotans

Ohio: Putnam BOE locked in war over deputy director | Ballot board to review voter access proposal | Cuyahoga's bilingual ballots will stay even after court order falls off the books | Fincannon takes oath on BOE

Pennsylvania: Vacancies on county BOE questioned | Commissioners finalize polling place change

South Carolina: Richland County Legislative delegation moving forward to split board of elections and voter registration to two boards | More election woes down the road, S.C. lawmakers warned

Tennessee: Grant funding will pay for new voting machines

Texas: Initial vote results wrong | Recount requested

Virginia: Portsmouth non-violent felon fights for voting rights | Activists plan voting rights rally in Richmond

Wisconsin: In narrow vote, Senate backs ending early voting on weekends