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Monday, 04 April 2016

April 2-4, 2016

National News: How voter ID laws disenfranchise transgender voters | Voting restrictions are impacting elections | New ID laws, long lines raise allegations of voting discrimination

Arizona: SoS defends offer to collect unmailed ballots | MVD link to Pima voting confusion is probed | Purcell: We hope to double polling places for special election | Reagan admits harvesting ballots

Arkansas: Election commission to refer names to prosecutor for possible criminal violations | David denies attacking Soffer after election commission meeting

California: Merced registrar looks to clear up voter-drive questions | County adds to mail-only voting | Supervisors to consider 3 candidates for clerk-recorder/assessor

Florida: Scott signs voter ID law | New law allows Fla. voters to show concealed weapons license as valid ID | At the polls, students earn and learn | PBC elections: Mystery widens why some votes didn't count

Georgia: Gwinnett officials need poll workers for upcoming elections

Illinois: Officials discuss implementing automatic voter registration

Indiana: Voting app expected to go live today |Centers expand to locations across county

Kansas: Woman says DMV wrongly charged her for ID

Maryland: Md. primary voters will be voting differently this year

Massachusetts: State fires Newburyport printing firm amid election ballots dispute | Voting stickers a town tradition

Michigan: April Fools' Day prank encourages voter registration | Ann Arbor to close schools on May 3, an election day

Missouri: Only paper ballots available Tuesday | Early voting hours extended to weekend |Boone Co. clerk will open 47 polling places Tuesday

New Jersey: Special referendum vote could cost Ridgewood taxpayers $40-$50K | Burlington Island board moves back election

New Mexico: New law opens door for young voters

New York: Election Day couldn't happen without poll inspectors like Kate Huddleston | Online registration 'fantastic" for St. Lawrence Co. voters, election commissioners | Stringer issues plan to get more New Yorkers to vote after record-low turnout

North Carolina: Community wants to fight voter ID law | Elections board looks at city council race after wrong ballots issued

Ohio: 402 ballots tossed from primary by BOE

Oregon: Oregon sees surge of unaffiliated voters now willing to pick a party

South Carolina: Richland poll workers say they were overpaid for recent elections

Tennessee: Blount election commission starts planning for new voting machines | Election administrator at center of I-Team investigation begins retirement | Vol State, WANT-FM and election commission partner to train poll officials

Texas: Webb Co. elections office getting ready for Election Day

Virginia: Virginia elections officials preparing for November 8

West Virginia: Tomblin signs voter ID bill | Tomblin signs voter ID, automatic voter registration bill |Clerk: Online voter sign-up not secure  

Wisconsin: In Wisconsin, the path to the voting booth now means a stop at the DMV for many | Primary will test voter ID rule | Statewide server outage makes busy day more difficult for clerk | Shankland, Dems want to expand early voting | DMV expands hours to help voters | GAB disruption Friday morning affected voter registration and absentee voting | Wausau clerk prepares for 60-percent turnout | November lines in spring primary worsened by computer problems | Voter ID rules will be in play Tuesday | First-time voters could boost turnout | Free cab rides to the polls on primary day