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Thursday, 09 March 2017

March 9, 2017

Alabama: Jefferson Co. foots $500K bill for special election

Arizona: Katie Hobbs announces she'll run for Arizona secretary of state

Arkansas: On second try, Senate OKs voter ID bill

California: Angelenos may have set a new city record for low voter turnout | New bill aims to improve access for voters with limited English

Colorado: Colorado woman convicted of voter fraud in 2016 primary

Georgia: Georgia county agrees to restore black voters' rights | Suit settled alleging black voters wrongfully disqualified

Illinois: Hulten taking polling-place consolidation to Springfield

Iowa: Democrats dig in as lawmakers debate contentious voter ID bill | Elections officials worry about money amid voter ID debate

Kentucky: Secretary of state takes civic engagement tour to Somerset

Maryland: Losing Williamsport mayoral candidate calls for recount

Massachusetts: Early voting costs weigh on local budgets

Michigan: Ballot selfie battle resurfaces in Michigan

Minnesota: Dated voting machines needing improvements

Montana: Election to replace Zinke will be costly headache for Missoula Co. | Election departments work to secure polling places

Nevada: Voter registration bill heads to Senate after party-line vote in committee | Tribal voting rights case settled

New Hampshire: Derry moderator plans to audit ballot count | Election reform passes

New York: Civil rights groups threaten to sue NY over voting rights violations

Ohio: Elections board approves poll book plan | Husted announces appointment to Morgan BOE | Lawmakers closer to passage of bill eliminating uncontested primary votes | Baker and Hannum reappointed PC BOE

Oregon: Measure aims to allow state to pay for vote-by-mail ballots | Oregon looking at making ballots free to mail

Rhode Island: Langevin backs legislation for improved voter participation

Tennessee: April runoff election could cost Chattanooga taxpayers tens of thousands

Texas: Hearne elections still a go

Utah: Provo municipal council mulls over vote-by-mail

Vermont: Secretary of state says Plymouth most hold new vote | Voting misstep means new election

Virginia: Debate over felon voting rights has a long history in Va.

Washington: Lawmakers on elections: 'Don't beat up the box'

West Virginia: Harrison Co. to exclusively use electronic voting | House: Bill altering voter law needs work | House judiciary mulls stricter voter ID law