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Monday, 13 October 2014

October 11-13, 2014

National News: Courts grapple with GOP-backed voting limits | GOP-backed voting limits spur backlash

Alaska: Elections Chief: Parties say what they want in voter pamphlet | 'Over-voting" was common problem with absentee ballots | State sends out corrected voter pamphlet

Arizona: Republican elections chief criticizes possible Democratic replacement | Student leaders hosting early polling station at UA

California: Paper is still the tech of choice for California elections | Quake-displaced county workers settle in Dey Labs | More than 8K SF ballot packs damaged, being returned | Padilla, Peterson avoid partisan attacks in secretary of state debate | Thousands of mail-in ballots going uncounted | Paper-folding skills will get your ballot in envelope | Ravaged election ballots arrive in mailboxes across San Francisco | Kern Co. elections officials: Don't cut ballots | Forum for secretary of state candidates hosted at International House | Registrar sees steady rise in mail-in ballots | Sulphur Springs to host meeting on voting areas

Connecticut: Darien registrar reaches out to help seniors cast ballots

Florida: Floridians back Scott's stance blocking felons from voting | Voters urged to get 'election ready'

Georgia: Lawyer's Committee sues Georgia over missing voter applications | Lowndes Co. elections office takes part in #PostThePeach | #PostThePeach campaign launched or early voters in Ga. | As early voting opens, litigation looms

Idaho: Election official faces trial stemming from recall

Illinois: Election Q&A: Scott Hays, Champaign Co. clerk

Indiana: Lawson urges participation in mock election

Iowa: Voter bus will mix politics with football at high school game

Kentucky: Poll workers still badly needed, officials say

Massachusetts: High voter turnout, larger ballot boosts costs for town clerks | Montgomery Co. registrar uses social media to recruit election workers

Michigan: Helping absentee voters? Or felony fraud?

Minnesota: Not guilty plea filed in ballot burning

Missouri: 6 days of early voting up for Missouri vote | Boone Co. clerk pans early voting amendment

Montana: Referendum would end election-day registration

Nebraska: Early voting ups workload for election officials | Gale urges students to volunteer as election workers | Early voting ups workload for elections officials | Students could win gift card for election day work

Nevada: Voter's guide to secretary of state campaign

North Carolina: Rush to register keeps voter offices busy | Surge ends registration deadline | Beating the voting registration deadline in Mecklenburg Co. | Back to the future? City may change election year cycles | After 31 years of working the polls, volunteer has seen number of changes

North Dakota: Fairfield goes on the attack towards Jaeger in SoS race

Ohio: Voting machines prepped, tested for November election | Marion Co. sees jump in early voting | No action taken after elections board ends investigation into Facebook | Union Co. officials investigating suspect signatures | Clerk ready for early voting, Election Day | Wood Co. to replace poll books | Even with start of early voting, issue ordered onto ballot

Pennsylvania: Philly official urged to rebut report he hasn't voted in years | Raises approved for election officials

South Dakota: Sioux Falls considers high-speed ballot counter | Group files suit claiming voting rights violations | Jackson Co. being pressured to open satellite office for voters

Tennessee: Farley: Election office staff, poll workers most important in vote administration | Should Tennessee make it easier for ex-felons to restore their voting rights? | "I Voted" stickers in Tennessee feature GOP name | Judge rules in favor of elections commission | Despite changes in other states, voter ID law stays in Tennessee

Texas: County unveils more accessible election system | Webb Co. prepares voting equipment for November elections | Texas voter ID dispute heats up | Federal judge issues order blocking voter ID law | Supreme Court ruling could thwart Texas' appeal in voter ID case | After voter ID ruling, appeals race begins | Greg Abbott seeks guidance on Texas voter ID | Use of voter ID law uncertain as next month's election near | Voter ID case may cause chaos on Election Day | RGV elections administrator, vote promoter shrug at voter ID ruling | Texas voter ID law ruling takes election office by surprise | County officials on hold amid voter ID ruling |Elections office scrambles after ID ruling | Court filings dispute timing of lifting of Texas' voter ID law | After voter ID ruling, appeals race begins | Voters prepare for crowded Nov. 4 election with uncertainty | Vote centers to debut Nov. 4  

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint BOE is prepared by doesn't expect Legislature to fund early voting period |

Vermont: Early voting reopens in Burlington

Virginia: Va. prepares for first election with new ID laws | It's in Hampton's budget: $157,560 for elections

Washington: Staff changes for Wyman include hiring of ex-TVW executive

West Virginia: County gets set for Nov. 4 election

Wisconsin: Appeals Court dissenters blister state's voter ID law | On-again, off-again voter ID has clerks scrambling | Clerks working to clear voter ID confusion | Elections board halts voter education effort | Elections official: Voter ID decision could save Milwaukee $50K | Dane Co. clerk says no photo ID mandate means more people can vote