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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

February 17, 2016

National News: Marriott, Starbucks back bipartisan effort to boost employee voting

Alabama: Houston Co. voting machine test scheduled | Change sought in selection process for board of registrars

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. debuts new voting machines | County elections officials back early voting

Colorado: Bill restricts number of vote sites

Connecticut: Local Dems to rally against possible closure of voting places | Patricia B. Backer, former registrar

Florida: Congressman pushes Fla. to join national voter registration database | Manatee Co. voters flood SOE offices ahead of deadline | No party voters eager to join party as primary approaches

Idaho: Ada Co. to test drive new voting system in mock election

Indiana: Digital poll books coming to St. Joseph Co.

Massachusetts: A landslide for new online voter registration

Michigan: Election billboard deal approved by city

Montana: Poll relocation from church to Montana State campus passes initial vote

North Carolina: Forsyth elections board taps Guilford Co. employee for director post | Lawmakers redrawing maps spar over criteria

Ohio: Aging Miami Co. voting machines raise concerns | A look at changes in Ohio's voting rules from 2012 to 2016 | Proposed constitutional amendment would require automatic voter registration | Collinwood's 'Ballot Box' project combines public art, revitalization and voter registration | Cuyahoga Co. BOE launches the 'Join the Party' voter education campaign

Rhode Island: Board of elections, ex-secretary reach settlement

South Dakota: Election workers needed

Tennessee: Youth voter registration drive breaks Nashville record

Texas: Early voting off to a brisk start | Brown Co. commissioners approve elections administrator pay raise | Officials remind guns are not allowed at voting locations

Virginia: Virginia House subcommittee: Where Democratic bills on senior voting go to die

Wisconsin: Voters face new requirements at the polls | No major voter ID issues reported in Racine Co. | Voter ID requirement getting mixed reviews in spring election | A look at the election with voter ID | More ballots needed for strong voter turnout | Legislature passes limits on local IDs | Assembly OKs online voter registration, eliminates special registration deputies | No problem reported at polls from new ID law | Voter turnout estimated 8-9 percent for Eau Claire | Assembly takes up online voter registration | Veteran's ID no good at polls | Low turnout seen as Wisconsin voters head to polls, show IDs | Voters head to the polls in Madison | Voter ID law 'no big deal' in primary roll out | Ballot shortages reported throughout Waukesha CO.| New vote counting system improves efficiency, speed in Marathon Co. | Polling hours extended for Madison wards 74 and 75 until 9pm | Sheboygan voters navigate new poll locations | Cities consolidate polling places o save taxpayer dollars