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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

February 13-16, 2016

National News: John Oliver votes against voter ID laws | Alabama and other states named in voter ID lawsuit | President calls for automatic voter registration | John Oliver slams voter ID laws

Alabama: In Alabama, felons face difficult road to regaining voting rights

Arizona: See new voting machines at open houses

Arkansas: New voting option in Miller Co. | Two weeks before primary, early voting begins | Early voting sites open today statewide

California: Contra Costa Co. seeks poll workers for Election Day

District of Columbia: Judge rules D.C. AG can intervene in minimum wage case | As protestors march for a higher minimum wage, DC agencies deal with ballot initiative case

Florida: Leon Co. preparing for primary | South Florida voting officials prepare for upcoming elections | Bay Co. elections office staying open till midnight

Georgia: Voters will elect same DeKalb position twice | Patty Griffin singing in Athens to promote voting

Illinois: Early voting, polling places undergo changes | New bill could make voter registration easier | Will Co. clerk's office putting in extra time for primary | City Hall to serve as early voting polling place| Cost of same-day registration could add up

Indiana: County investigates election app for smartphones| Electronic poll books approved in St. Joseph Co.

Kansas: Kobach enforcing debated voter registration

Maine: Maine bill to limit use of video cameras at polls wins support

Michigan: County election officials prepare for upcoming primary | Two weeks after asking for election workers, Walker and Alpine clerks say they're good

Missouri: Busy year ahead for county election workers

Montana: Initial vote on MSU polling place Tuesday

New Hampshire: Undercover video renews ongoing voter ID debate in NH | Confusion at the polls involving student voters | Pig that stormed NH primary now on Twitter

New Jersey: Student ambassadors bring voter registration movement to campus

New Mexico: State code dictates early vote hours

New York: NYC lawmakers oppose Cuomo's plan to boost voter registration | One-woman play about voting rights draws sold-out crowd | Onondaga Co. pushing to move local elections to November | Bloominburg ballots to be printed in Yiddish, monitor assigned for elections

North Carolina: Here's what you need to know about voter ID and the NC primary | NAACP march blasts voter ID requirement as primary approaches | Watauga elections board members respond to SBOE's decision on early voting at App | Legislators fearful of election chaos | Couple going to great lengths to save small NC town | Election scrutiny expected| Orange Co. Library offers help as voter registration deadline nears | Lawmakers prepare for quick draw if court doesn't intervene | Advocates explain voter ID law | Election delay could help/hurt voters

Ohio: Miami Co. BOE preps for upcoming elections | Boards of elections will be open late for voter registration | Summit Co. looks to buy permanent site for early voting

Pennsylvania: Berks Co. officials consider restoring polling place at Kutztown | Mailing blitz confuses some voters in state

South Carolina: Election commission wants $41.5M for new voting machines | Oconee delegation hears voting concerns | Richland Co. election workers getting prepared | Krauss will not seek 5th term as Sumter SOE| SC primaries will be held on separate days | Anson elections board: Restrooms are for voters' use only

Tennessee: Winter weather slows down early voting | Bill would eliminate early voting in special elections | Nashville election chief repays credit card expenses | Early voting off to hot start | Davidson Co. names new election commission chairman | Voting questions? There's an app for that | Campaign increases teen voter registration

Texas: Early voting perfect for those eager to cast a ballot | Secretary of state shares voting resources | Commissioners may OK hiring new elections administrator

Virginia: Petition calls for day off for students to vote | Spotsylvania polling place moves to new location

Washington: House OKs partial automatic voter registration bill

Wisconsin: Primary a first for voter ID, new voting machines | Elder advocates have online voter registration concerns | New polling place assignments in Mount Pleasant | Changes for voters include new voting machines, voter ID | New police presence expected at Neenah school polling locations | Voter ID will get test as primary features key local, statewide races | Online voter registration bill echoes voter ID debate | Assembly set to OK OVR | Election officials will clock voters to see how long ID checks take | City of La Crosse warns of new polling places