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Monday, 28 December 2015

December 24-28, 2015

Holiday Schedule: electionlineToday will not publish on December 31 and Jan. 1, 2016. On December 28, 29 and 30, electionlineToday will publish, but not until 8 a.m. each day. Thank you for your patience and understanding and have a happy holiday.

National News: Rep. Keith Ellison hones new voter-turnout strategy for Dems | American voting laws a concern for Democrat candidates

Alabama: Alabama's secretary of state shakes up voter engagement

Alaska: Local rep petitions for voter registration changes

Arizona: Pima Co. expects to spend $2.1M on education vote | PV prepares for its first fall election

Florida: Supervisors want new Senate districts by mid-March | Voters told to update signatures in advance of Florida's primary | Polk seeks elections workers for March primary | Taxpayers pay legal bills for both sides in ballot fight      

Georgia: Culture of expediency also to blame in Ga. data breach | Georgians stung by confusion over voting law

Illinois: More voting technology changes coming | Eastland Mall to host early voting

Indiana: Clark Co. recount commission results still in question

IowaAdvocates: Iowa's online voter registration could violate ADA | Online voter registration causing concerns for Iowans

Kentucky: Candidate calls vote recount hijacking of democracy

Louisiana: 'Drastic change' coming as Louisiana shifting to iPad voting, and it won't be cheap | New technology possibly on tap for Louisiana elections

Maryland: Black Girls Vote seek to boost registration at the polls

Massachusetts: Court-ordered recount in Revere mayor's race

Michigan: High price for special election | Ferndale adds precincts in preparations for primary

Minnesota: Aging voting machines may take bite out of budgets

Mississippi: Mississippi's secretary of state has led state through changes

Missouri: Lawmakers file bills on voter ID | Lawmakers renew push for photo ID for voters

Nebraska: GIPS seeks to move voting out of schools

New Hampshire: E-signup urged for NH voting

New Mexico: New secretary of state 'excited about turning the page'

North Carolina: El-Amin to appeal drop of WSSU early voting site | One stop location added | Three black groups partner in voter effort | Missing the vote?

Pennsylvania: Luzerne Co. seeking new deputy election director

Ohio: Dispute over Ohio's voting rules in hands of federal judge | Charles Hartley appointed to Clark Co. BOE

Oregon: Voter numbers likely to swell in January | Motor voter won't trigger immediate change

Texas: Major collection on Latino voting rights collected at UTSA

Utah: Vote by mail leaves its mark

Virginia: Democrats praise Virginia court settlement in voting rights case | Settlement will fix issues with long wait times at Virginia polling places | Settlement reached to shorten wait times to vote in Va.| City moves voting precinct

Washington: County aims to increase ballot drop boxes, making voting more accessible | County mails mismatched voter-verification cards

West Virginia: Residents to see changes in voting process for 2016 elections | Tennant predicts strong OVR numbers heading into 2016

Wisconsin: Photo ID a must for Wisconsin voters in 2016