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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

February 14-17, 2015

National News: Around the U.S., voting technology is all over the place

Arizona: Early August primary? Panel votes yes | Election law changes debated in Legislature Monday | House committee backs earlier elections

Arkansas: Craighead Co. elections coordinator resigns over billing

California: Garamendi cosponsors voting rights legislation | OC supervisor recount ends | Study; State open primary fails to deliver | Latino activists consider voting rights lawsuit against Orange Co.| Vote-by-mail drop-off boxes return to county city halls this spring

Colorado: Despite criticism, few efforts to change Colorado's mail ballot law

Connecticut: Granby legislators thank poll workers

Delaware: Residents' appeals over election practices denied

Florida: Plaque unveiled in honor of former elections supervisor | Supervisor: Elections staff ready for people with disabilities | Voting rights for minorities threatened, experts say | Few voters expected for Tuesday's special election

Georgia: Lumsden: Long early voting period too costly for some | New elections supervisor gets to work | Jones resigns from elections board in Hall

Illinois: Voters to be place in nationwide database | State proposal would require county to buy laptop for each precinct | Plan to join voter registry raises questions | Early voting sites open on holiday | New voter system security questioned

Indiana: Floyd council to decide on voting machines next week | New voting center sites selected for municipal election | No touch screen voting for Porter Co. this year or next | Two Senate bills would affect voters

Iowa: Pate names Hysell to auditor's advisory group

Massachusetts: Change made to eliminate schools as polling stations

Michigan: May election could cost state $10M to conduct

Minnesota: Simon: Off-election year good time to talk voting changes | Bill would make it easier for National Guard to vote

Mississippi: Rankin election commissioners propose parties take on more duties

Missouri: Local lawmakers seek voting reforms

Nebraska: LWV of Nebraska opposes voter ID bill | Broad coalition opposes voter ID bill

New Mexico: Teen voting bill lives another day

New York: Lawsuit begins against Cuomo to force election for Grimm seat | Cuomo attorneys argue against special election

North Dakota: Bill proposed to require ND voters to register

Ohio: Husted tells Congress that Obama's immigration order raises voter-fraud risk | Wayne Co. BOE consolidates precincts | Mahoning elections board reduces polling places | Butler, Warren elections boards don't fire poll workers for not voting | Fewer polling sites in Youngstown | Longest-serving Trumbull employee likes making people feel welcome | Husted seeks help in voter fraud fight

Oklahoma: Years take toll on state's corps of poll workers

Oregon: Oregon governor's resignation elevates secretary of state | Automatic voter registration is cleared for House vote | Motor voter bill splits legislature | Roblan sides with Motor Voter bill

South Dakota: LWV impacts elections in a good way

Tennessee: No food for poll workers| Some 21st Century poll workers may return to the 18th to cast ballots

Texas: Upshur Co. cities, schools to pay more for election services | Commissioners endorse online voter registration option | Sullivan will run May elections

Vermont: Senator wants to match NH for first presidential primary

Virginia: Bencoach gets sworn in as city registrar

Washington: At 95, Bellingham/Whatcom LWV continues to fight for equality | County ballots take on a different look

Wisconsin: Polling places change for three districts