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Thursday, 20 March 2014

March 20, 2014

National News: DOJ plans expansion of voting rights enforcement | Two states win court approval on voter rules | Kansas and Arizona prevail in voter citizenship suit

Arizona: U.S. judge says Arizona can require new voters to prove citizenship

Delaware: Dems rally for same-day voter registration

Florida: St. Lucie County to buy new voting machines | Protestors march for voting rights for ex-felons | Elections office asks state to investigate possible voter fraud case | State's new estimated cost for special elections: $2.1M and growing | Nelson tells state Dems to push election reform

Illinois: Edgar County voting machine mishap resolved | Unexpected computer glitch slows the tally of votes in Will County | New voting system in St. Clair gets big thumbs up | Granddaughter follows in Nana's footsteps serving as election judge

Indiana: Commissioners ask election board to reconsider Valpo early voting location

Iowa: Former felon says she believed she could vote

Kansas: Voter groups blast proof-of-citizenship ruling

Louisiana: House committee gives not to bill allowing 16-year-olds to preregister | House committee kills early voting on Sundays

Massachusetts: Election law conference gets underway with private talks | City eyes merge of polling sites

Michigan: Clerk consolidates precincts for special election

Missouri: Poll iPads to be used in every precinct in April election

New Hampshire: City saves money with one polling place

New Jersey: Linwood attorney, Ocean City man appointed to county BOE

New Mexico: New voting equipment to debut in June primary | Voters in Bernalillo County, elsewhere to use new machines

North Carolina: Absentee- ballot voters will see changes | OC BOE approves five early voting sites | Precicnt 4-1 gets new polling place

Ohio: Putnam elections board hires deputy director

Tennessee: Student protest leads to removal from House panel as tempers flare | Unicoi election officials find no fix on election sites at schools

Texas: Voting machines seized; tampering investigation to follow | Conflict erupts in Precinct 4 recount

Virginia: State plans voter ID law campaign

Wisconsin: Limiting early voting 2 weeks before election up for Assembly action