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Tuesday, 06 October 2015

October 6, 2015

National News: New research has uncovered a surprising factor that helps people vote. And it involves marshmallows | The Supreme Court's new term: Here's what to watch

Alabama: How Alabama will save $11M -- but undermine the voter ID cause | DMV closings draw call for federal voting rights probe | Voters can get ID at registrar's office | More nationwide criticism of driver's license office closures | Merrill responds to call for DOJ to investigate closures | Coffee Co. voter registrars sworn in

Alaska: Behind the ballot | Power is on at all polling places

Florida: Lee SOE lacks written purchasing rules, audit says | Collier SOE presents 'Art for Democracy' | Audit of Harrington finds no wrongdoing

Georgia: Macon-Bibb has 7 fewer precincts this election cycle

Illinois: Mobile voting expected to become easier for seniors | New voter ID cards

Indiana: Balloting begins | Lentz named voter registration employee of the year | Charlie White begins home detention sentence

Kansas: Culling voter records to take weeks in some Kansas counties | Kansas counties begin process of cancelling incomplete voter registrations | Sedgwick Co. finds 1700 matches on suspended voters list | Ellis Co. begins process of purging rolls

Kentucky: County ready for Nov. 3

Maryland: Katherine Berry pursues flawless election day

Massachusetts: House, Senate at odds over 2016 state primary date

Michigan: Lawmakers introduce bills to simplify voter registration

Mississippi: Forrest Co. receives reimbursement for voting machines | City, Hinds Co. prep for polling place changes | Hinds: Jackson to blame for precincts

New Hampshire: Voters without ID will take Polaroids at Keene polls

New York: Broome's towns facing sticker shock for 2016 elections | Ex-elections commissioner accused of altering petition

North Carolina: Hearing set on voter ID challenge | Fayetteville early voting turnout low | Asheville voters got wrong polling site information

Ohio: Election officials prepare for voter registration deadline | Ohio elections chief offers website as early voting begins  

Oklahoma: Oklahoma will soon allow OVR

Pennsylvania: Philly pols publicizing OVR as deadline approaches | OVR gets popular

Tennessee: Instant runoff in Memphis elections? It's complicated, officials say

Texas: San Antonio councilman looks to shake up local voting

Utah: Mail-in ballots on their way | Hundreds of thousands of ballots

Wisconsin: Opponents ask court to relax Wisconsin voter ID requirements