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Friday, 10 October 2014

October 10, 2014

National News: Google integrates location-aware voter ID requirements into its search results | Restrict voting rights? Not on comedian Lewis Black's watch | GOP-backed limits to voting rights lead to spirited backlash from Dems | Court decisions scramble elections in final weeks

Arizona: Pima Co. sends out 293K early ballots this week

Arkansas: Baxter Co. ballot snauf: We are fixing it | Election commission meeting reveals ballot error | Rutledge addresses voter registration controversy

California: County seeks to boost turnout | Can't figure out ranked-choice voting? You are not alone | If you vote by mail, you'll need extra postage

Florida: Absentee ballots requested, not returned in Central Florida | Special election to cost taxpayers more than half a million dollars | Thousands of Manatee voters moved to inactive list | Sample error won't affect Volusia ballots

Georgia: Renovations at muni building bring new entrance and voting site | Local groups launch efforts to address Ga. transgender voters | Civil rights groups threaten SoS with suit | Commissioner Cupid takes lead on Saturday voting

Idaho: Election official faces trial stemming from recall

Illinois: Absentee ballots missed referendum question

Indiana: SoS candidate aims to protect voter rights

Iowa: Interest spikes in absentee voting

Kansas: Kobach defends voter ID criticisms and claims gov't report is flawed | Yes, Hutchinson City Hall really is still a voter registration site | Douglas Co. kids voting project expects changes to produce larger turnout

Massachusetts: Should a voter ID law come to Mass.?

Mississippi: Judge dismisses lawsuit over voters' birthdates

Nebraska: Two face off for SoS | Thousands of early voting ballots circulate around Omaha

Nevada: Washoe Co. registrar's office to stay open late for voter registration

New Hampshire: Nashua officials want secretary of state held in contempt

New Jersey: Summit parents worried about safety at schools on election day

New Mexico: Candidate bio for secretary of state | Oliver vies to unseat Duran in SoS race

New YorkVoter registration deadline is fast approaching | Officials object to polls in schools

North Carolina: Opponents unhappy with court ruling on NC voter ID law | With elimination of same-day registration, last day to register is Oct. 10 | Concern in the East as state BOE investigates fraud | Voting law changes to impact November election | Final day to register for upcoming election | Friday is now the deadline to register to vote | Want to vote this year? Get registered by 5pm Friday

Oregon: Oregon voters get second shot at top-two primary

Pennsylvania: Report: Philly elections boss doesn't vote

South Carolina: Ballot error halts absentee voting on Hilton Head

Tennessee: Election commission canvasses voting machines | Study looks at effect of Tennessee ID law | Election administrators start date debated

Texas: Voters receive extra help preparing for upcoming elections | Federal court strikes down Texas ID law | Federal court calls Texas voter ID law unconstitutional | Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas ID law | Felons are staying off county voting rolls | Postage mix-up keeps mailed Harris Co. ballots at post office for days

Vermont: Debate: Secretary of state candidates

Virginia: Nov. 4 election marks first time photo ID required

Washington: Washington college register 5K new voters

Wisconsin: Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin voter ID law | Wisconsin voter ID law blocked | Elections board launches voter ID campaign | MU law poll director weighs in on voter ID decision | Van Hollen will still fight for voter ID before election | Gov. Walker statement on voter ID ruling | Milwaukee election workers continue training classes