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Tuesday, 07 April 2015

April 7, 2015

National News: Can you vote for the next president on your smartphone? Not just yet

Alabama: Witness in vote fraud trial didn't want to vote for Newsome

Alaska: Early voting in Anchorage mayor's race poised to break record

Arizona: Court cuts political map-drawers some slack | Court rules only charter cities can control own elections

Arkansas: Garland Co.'s pool of poll workers shrinks

California: Judge awards $1M in attorney fees in Whittier suit

Connecticut: Hartford registrars fight removal in court | Judge postpones ruling as Hartford Council moves forward with hearings to remove registrars

Florida: Mysterious letter stirs suspicions of absentee-ballot fraud

Georgia: Bill to cut early voting is dead

Hawaii: Election commission meeting today

Illinois: Chicago's homeless prepare to cast votes for mayor | County clerks make final preparations for Election Day | Election complaints hotline open in Kane Co.| U.S. attorney's office to monitor Chicago election | E.C. councilwoman calls for state, federal election oversight | Early voting hasn't boosted overall turnout in local elections | Early voting sees spike in Peoria | Polling places, election judges ready for Tuesday | Counting of absentees may delay results | Senior home won't be polling place because of quarantine

Indiana: County clerk on campaign trail to educate public about vote centers| Centers open in effort aimed at better turnout | Kroger North not a voting center in 2015

Missouri: Polling places for Joplin election stretch across two counties | Ferguson set for first election in wake of unrest

New Jersey: County OKs, reconsiders voting at Claridge | Voter ID law pushed for by local legislator, running mate

New Mexico: Krahling: Online voter registration helps voters and administrators

North Carolina: SCOTUS declines to review North Carolina voting law | Justices staying out of case on voting law | SCOTUS won't review voting rights provisions--for now | Bill calls for all elections to occur on even years

North Dakota: No charges in Maple Valley election tampering investigation

Pennsylvania: MontCo approves polling place changes

South Dakota: Counting absentee ballots early could speed up process | Vote centers for school district election

Tennessee: Early voting will not be extended | Isom retiring as Dickson Co. election commissioner | Nursing home residents cast ballots in Jackson City election

Texas: District 4 contest arrives in court | Brazoria Co. to use vote centers

Virginia: Report questions security, accuracy of some Va. voting machines | Va. identifies voting machine security issue | Roanoke City may spend $431K on new voting machines

Washington: Yakima commissioners to hear new city voting district boundaries

Wisconsin: Get ready for voter ID--starting Wednesday | La Crosse Co. clerk expects voter turnout higher than state average