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Monday, 01 February 2016

January 30-February 1, 2016

National News: Could the 2016 election settle the voter ID debate? | New state voting laws face first presidential election test | Eight states have voter registration deadlines this week | What would happen if America made voting mandatory

Arkansas: Election officials prepare for primary | East Side Baptist Church named early voting site

California: SJ Co. officials work year-round to make elections happen| Paying for California's elections remains big concern among registrars | Internet voting is just too hackable, say security experts | November's big ballot probably won't be downsized by new election law | Gas leak forces Padillia family to evacuate

District of Columbia: Judge halts DC ballot measure| D.C. judge shoots down public vote on minimum wage

Florida: For Miami-Dade, a new 'I Voted' sticker

Georgia: Elections board getting ready for primary

Illinois: Grundy Co. voters to see delay in early voting, vote-by-mail | Issues arise over early voting date

Indiana: Plan aims to increase voter turnout in Elkhart Co.

Iowa: Councilwoman: Special election is costly for city

Kansas: Minority groups push for same-day voter registration | Civil rights panel weighing testimony on Kansas voting laws | Ex-Kansas House member named Johnson Co. elections chief | New voting equipment on the way to Sedgwick Co.

Kentucky: Bill would let voters cast ballots early and in person

Maine: House Republicans question legality of ranked choice voting

Maryland: New voting system | Maryland Senate awaits replacement lawmaker before close veto override vote | Paper ballot system will be ready for April primaries | New paper ballot system ready, but officials question whether voters are

Massachusetts: Selectmen nix polling change

Mississippi: Facebook reminds users about voter registration for upcoming primary

Missouri: County acquires new election technology | NAACP wants some St. Louis Co. polling places moved

Nebraska: Secretary of state says ballot selfies foster fraud

New Hampshire: Voters will be asked for ID, but can vote without it | Midnight voting a tradition for some

New Mexico: Mix-up means some not registered to vote | Panel kills bill to expand state's voter pool | Ex-secretary of state may seek to return to position

New York: Saugerties village won't have to use voting machines

North Carolina: Inside Scoop: Voting numbers | Federal trial on voter ID expected to wrap up Monday | Education about photo ID continues | Democratic candidates for governor spar over voting law | Voting rights teach-in aims to educate

Ohio: Absentee ballot postmark fix proposed by Husted | Husted issues new rules to prevent thousands of absentee ballots from being tossed out, again | Seneca elections board has new director | Officials to redesign absentee ballot envelopes

Pennsylvania: Pa. joins ERIC | Former planning director transitions to new county role

Rhode Island: Lawmakers to vote on online voter registration

South Dakota: Vote at neighborhood precincts in April

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission makes offer for new administrator

Texas: Five things to know about voter registration

Virginia: Democrats ask judge to add 1 week to voter ID trial | GOP abandons loyalty oath