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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

August 13, 2014

National News: Update on new voting rights laws across the country

Arizona: New county equipment improves process| Maricopa Co. sees spike in early ballot requests| Replacement ballots and voting locations set for Peoria | New polling locations open in Peoria for botched ballots | Murray reassigned, supervisors seek to 'reestablish trust'  

Arkansas: Justices urged to bury ID law | Benton Co. officials OK election fee

California: Contra Costa poll workers to earn $125 on Election Day

Colorado: Town of Montezuma sues all of its voters over flawed election

Connecticut: Voting slow on primary day | Quiet day at the polls in New Haven | Gallo wins Democratic registrar of voters nod | McCauley wins Democrats' registrar primary | Eastern Conn. turnout light in state primary | Poll workers wait for voters

Florida: New voting site, voter cards for precinct 400 | Voting rights groups prepare to fight Florida's districts in court--again | Lee Co. readies for election changes | Local elections office considers timeline for redistricting

Hawaii: Hanabusa threatens to sue to block Friday's election | Hawaii election set, but how many voters know | More precincts need redo

Indiana: Elections board nixes county vote centers

Maryland: Hearing set for ballots-for-the-blind case

Minnesota: Blaine's new city clerk getting ready for election season | Rep. Steve Simon wins DFL nod for secretary of state | Primary voter turnout low| Mpls. working to make sure Kahn-Noor race goes smoothly | Four Mpls. polling sites step up security

Mississippi: McDaniel lists own lawyer as irregular vote

Nebraska: Cass Co. clerk submits early retirement notice

New Mexico: 186K NM voters urged to watch for postcard from SOS | Bernalillo Co. clerk makes run for SOS position

North Carolina: Voting changes lawsuit heads to trial

Tennessee: Only two county provisional ballots will count in DesJarlais-Tracy race | No change in local results after provisional ballots counted | Ballots studied in tight House race

Texas: McLennan commissioners cut voting sites by a third | Commissioners change November polling locations, availability | DA: No evidence of voter fraud in forensic audit | Hart InterCivic presents possibilities of new election equipment system

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas elections board refers issue of deputy supervisor's job to joint board

Virginia: Lynchburg city council makes first voting change since Supreme Court decision | Follow-up on SBE notice to voters it thought left Virginia | McCollum asks for probe of alleged voting irregularities | Polling precinct to move for about 1,900 Lynchburg voters

Wisconsin: Checking and rechecking is part of election night for clerks| Primary election ballots cause confusion among some voters | Low Wisconsin primary turnout in Afghanistan | Report: Primary absentee voting appears to be nearly non-existent | Poll workers make it count on election day