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Friday, 05 February 2016

February 5, 2016

National News: New evidence that voter ID laws 'skew democracy' in favor of white Republicans | Federal official requires citizenship proof for voter registration in 3 states

Arizona: No transparency: Ballot envelopes to be opaque | House passes bill making it a crime to turn in others' early ballots

Arkansas: Election commission to pay poll workers during early voting

California: SoS urges San Diego students to vote | New Tech students prepare for election season

Colorado: Clerks learn of assisted funds to purchase new voting equipment

Florida: Legislature may force cities to hold elections in November

Georgia: Macon-Bibb elections board clears another hurdle to moving office

Illinois: In DeKalb Co. early voting begins without ballots

Kansas: Commissioners agree to 8-year lease on voting equipment | Kobach seeks to stop ballot questions mailers at taxpayer expense

Kentucky: House passes felon voting restoration bill

Maryland: Md. ditches early-voting machines that don't display all candidates' names | Maryland ditches touch screen machines for early voting | Alphabet soup: Glitch prompts state to scrap machines for early voting | MD Senate scheduled to vote to overturn veto of felon voting bill

Massachusetts: Galvin: OVR 'phenomenal' as deadline approaches

Missouri: Senate Dems likely to filibusters photo ID proposals | Secretary of state candidate targets voter fraud

Montana: Fort Belknap calls for more voting offices

New Hampshire: Tuesday's NH primary will be first with voter ID law in place | Election officials in NH to use cameras to document voters | Meet the guard dog who keeps the New Hampshire primary first

New Mexico: Gov. OKs action on election bills

North Carolina: Does NC voter ID law suppress minority votes? | McGrady, Whitmire comments come up in voter ID trial | Forum takes place explaining new voter ID law | Video tries to clear up confusion on voter ID | Judge now debating voter ID case | Idea of absentee voting gaining attention

Ohio: 4100 Ohio ballots tossed in 2014-15 for technical errors, lawsuit says | Hamilton Co. BOE move puts city and county at odds | Butler Co. needs poll workers | Jones retires from election board

Oregon: Voter registration climbs under Motor Voter | Gov. Brown: Motor Voter makes Oregon a 'leader' | Oregon's Motor Voter law boost rolls by 4300

Pennsylvania: Voting wards changing

Tennessee: Republican primary voters to see 10-page ballot

Virginia: Botetourt Co. seeks election workers for primariesVa. elections board officially repeals loyalty oath | Fairfax Co.: Election officers still needed

Washington: House once again passes Voting Rights Act

Wisconsin: Interest in early voting surges

Wyoming: Secretary of State Murray announces new election director