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December 30, 2011-January 3, 2012

National News: Postal Service's closure review process was flawed, panel says | Experts: Rejection of S.C. voter ID law won't have widespread effect | Gingrich suggests Justice Dept. rejection of S.C. voter ID law is intent to steal election | Redistricting spurs debate over Voting Rights Act

Arizona: Parties balk over new voter form

California: Polling places quiet during special election | Vote counting to proceed overnight | Greenfield recall effort moves ahead

Connecticut: Manchester reshuffles voting districts | Trumbull may redraw local districts

District of Columbia: Recall effort against Gray under way

Florida: Escambia extends registration hours | Supervisor of elections signs up to run for third term | County told to stop work on elections building | Voters brace for busy election year in 2012 | Vero Beach woman charged with voter fraud | Election reform could change voting habits | Collier elections office creates smartphone app to assist voters | Broward city elections all over the calendar this year

Georgia: Complaint stems from November election | Defendants file answers to alleged voter fraud | Tyrone voting location changes to library

Illinois: Bring 'elections up to 21st Century' | Student judges eyed for Illinois State polling places

Indiana: Gov. Daniels embarrassed by White's legal woes | Some precincts combined in Floyd County | White's tenure may hinge on today's ruling | Charlie White asks to stay in office while appeal is pending

Kentucky: Recount overturns results in Charlestown council race | Kentucky ex-cons want ballot box rights

Maine: Bangor says good-bye to city clerk, appoints interim

Massachsuetts: Raynham town clerk says time to retire has come

Michigan: Absentee voter applications contain minor changes

Minnesota: Election judge honored to serve 30 years

Missouri: Clerk's budget up sharply for 2012 | Schoeller files voter ID bill | Rep. Schoeller files voter ID bill, election reform legislation

Nebraska: Mayor can decide how to fill vacancies | Stanton County backs mail elections

Nevada: Election regs keep legislative panel debating | Legislative group studies Nevada voting rules

New York: Sheriff admits 'mistake' in ballot probe | DOJ won't weigh-in on exact primary date | Chautauqua County to run Bemus Point vote

North Carolina: Culp remembered for dedication to Graham, politics

Ohio: Mahoning County elections board sells electronic voting machines | Votel to fill BOE vacancy

Oklahoma: Washington County to host mock elections | Precinct changes keep officials busy | Voting machines await tests

Oregon: Concerns voiced about mail plan

Rhode Island: New voter ID law goes into effect in Rhode Island

Tennessee: Secretary of state touts voter photo ID education effort | Smith reappointment tops 2011 news | Legal challenge to photo ID law eyed | Voter ID law may face court fight | Shelby County election commission seeks to reach Hispanics

Texas: New maps could ease voter confusion | Court delays mailing of voter certificates | Justice Dept. review delays voter ID law | Kennedy County seeking AG opinion

Virginia: Virginia to print, mail ballots despite Perry suit | Registrar: Poll-place staff can handle new 'loyalty oath' requirement | Eyes turn to Virginia as state weighs voter ID law

Washington: Forslof retires after decades overseeing Whatcom County elections

Wisconsin: Some new Wisconsin student IDs comply with voting laws | Judge rules against recall groups in GOP suit | Voter ID info session planned | State voters will see many changes at polls in 2012 | New voting laws affect senior citizens | New polling places, ward lines await voters | New Year brings new voter ID law | Voters reminded of changes