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Friday, 12 February 2016

February 12, 2016

National News: Thomas Edison's first patented invention was an electronic voting machine | Obama pushes for automatic voter registration | Groups decry US election official acting on citizenship rule

Alabama: Making leaps and bounds: Sec. of state establishes OVR

Arizona: Lawmakers debate electing president by popular vote

Arkansas: Miller Co. voting getting easier | Election commission rejects request for exit polling inside voting location

California: Vote anywhere with LiveBallot | Getting out the vote behind bars

Connecticut: Automatic voter registration is eyed for DMV

Florida: Lawmaker looks to ensure provisional ballots are counted | 13K mail ballots delivered to post office

Georgia: NAACP, Common Cause sue over cuts to Ga. voter list | Suit alleges that Ga. is illegally bumping voters off rolls

Guam: Feds ask judge to dismiss voting rights case

Illinois: Cook Co. clerk encourages youth voter registration

Kentucky: State Supreme Court to hear Magoffin Co. election-fraud case

Michigan: Local clerks preparing for busy election season

Missouri: Facebook program this week reminds voters to register

Montana: Report details challenges facing Indian voters

New Hampshire: AG to investigate polling video claiming voter ID law could be beaten | Merrimack, NH officials apologize for primary traffic issues | 106-year-old resident chooses absentee ballot | New vote counting machine a hit

New York: Four elections costly for Oneida Co.

North Carolina: Despite litigation, North Carolina voter ID begins March 3 | As primaries loom, voting rights face attacks in North Carolina | NC DMV says it messed up by rejecting 86-year-old woman | Facebook will remind voters to register| Forsyth elections board expected to nominate a director Tuesday

Ohio: Kathy Meyer named new director of Allen Co. BOE | Ohio Supreme Court decides distance voting case | BOE steps down due to conflict of interest

Tennessee: Cold puts chill on start of early voting | Hundreds take advantage of early voting in Madison

Texas: Randall Co. election administrator: No such thing as 'typical' in primary elections

Virginia: Mary Lynn Pinkerman is the city's new general registrar

Washington: King Co. to quadruple number of ballot boxes |

West Virginia: County clerk says voter ID law in WV not needed

Wisconsin: Clerks test voting machines in advance of Tuesday's primary election | Court challenges cleared, voter ID in place for primary | Wisconsin's new voting laws | Early voting numbers up this year