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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

January 11, 2017

National News: Jeff Sessions calls Voting Rights Act intrusive | Sessions and courts have different opinions on voter ID laws

California: Clock ticking on open source voting effort as SF extends voting machine contract | Bid to toss Siskiyou Co. voter-intimidation suit denied

Connecticut: New Haven voting process hearing produced ideas, suggestions

Florida: Report analyzes recent election

Georgia: Floyd Co. elections and registration department have demonstration with ES&S team | Board of elections approves budget proposal

Illinois: Public speaks out on plan to merge DuPage election commission into clerk's office

Kansas: Lawmakers consider bill to alter special election process

Michigan: Almost half voted straight-party ticket in November

Nebraska: Bill would add more early voting sites in cities

New Jersey: Senate confirms Kotch to lead Burlington Co. elections office

New Hampshire: AG seeks high court review of rulings against ballot selfie ban | Town doesn't want special election

New York: Statement by AG Schneiderman on Cuomo's voting rights proposal

North Carolina: US Supreme Court temporarily blocks NC special elections

Texas: Approval of new Hidalgo Co. voting machines tabled for 30 days | Texas AG asked to look at Hidalgo elections

Virginia: Lynchburg voters continue to report problems after ballot shortage | Lynchburg voters face ballot shortage at polls | Gov. McAuliffe proposes expanded voter access | Governor wants to repeal voter ID, expand absentee voting | Arlington board approves polling changes

Wisconsin: State recount costs come in $2M less than expected | Wauwatosa school board approves use of some schools as polling places