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October 6-8, 2012

National News: Error and fraud at issue as absentee voting raises | Easier access to ballots is pushed by Democrats | State voter ID laws end up in the judiciary's lap | AALDEFF to poll 10K voters and document voting problems in 14 states on Election Day

Alabama: Tension between local officials over elections equipment continues | DOJ pre-clears new Alabama legislative districts

Alaska: Sitka election unchanged after absentee count

Arizona: County recorder's office gears up for early voters | Elections officials: Sign early-ballot envelopes

California: California's top-two voting system changes campaigns, but will it alter governance? | Election workers starting to fear downtown Stockton | State simplifies absentee voting for military, overseas voters

Colorado: Saguache County settles with election activist | Pueblo GOP disturbed over fraud potential

District of Columbia: DC's online absentee ballot request form is broken

Florida: Voting registration guru has 'history of suspicion' | Pasco elections chief, pro-Obama campaign make peace | One man's election challenge continues | Election supervisor refutes company's claim | Absentee ballots being mailed in Miami-Dade

Georgia: Fulton elections board member swayed hiring

Hawaii: Big Island reporter files ethics complaint against Hawaii County clerk

Illinois: Voter ID law would knock out 1 in 10 voters

Maryland: Cummings launches probe on voter registration challenges | Voter registration fraud no concern for Maryland elections officials

Massachusetts: Town clerk offers extended voter registration sessions | Homeless shelter pushes voter registration | Sen. Brown blasts Galvin over military voting rights

Michigan: Voting rights coalition argues against citizenship check-off box | Experts: Secretary of state for years registered non-citizens to vote | No citizenship check needed to vote, judge rules

Minnesota: Voter ID issues addressed in debate | Military voting in the spotlight in photo ID campaign | Some Mankato council members oppose voter ID | Judge rules state can't prohibit voting by those under court-appointed guardianship

Mississippi: Thompson seeks federal rejections of Miss. voter ID | Hinds County absentee ballots problem resolved

Montana: First round of mail ballots goes out Monday | SOS race: Contest pits McCulloch, Johnson in rematch | Absentee ballots dramatically increase

Nebraska: Secretary of state's new hire

New Hampshire: Gardner weighs in on voter registration law

New Jersey: Union County clerk extends Saturday office hours

New York: What's old is new for state's lever-voting machines | Glitch found in NYs online voter registration tool | Upstate student's voter registration denied | Digital signatures creating headaches for election officials | Dems pick new commissioner for Oneida County BOE

Ohio: New poll workers get training | Early voting reinstated for three days before Election Day | Sell to fill vacant elections board seat | Misprints confuse county voters | Secretary of state scolds Democrats | Final 3 days of early voting restored | Analysis of Cuyahoga County voting finds cutback on in-person balloting hits minorities most

Pennsylvania: Straight-party voters face a tangled ticket | Citizens' Voice petitions court to release Piazza emails

Rhode Island: RI Supreme Court denies manual recount in Pawtucket House race | Two elections board members opt to forgo $7K stipend

South Carolina: Ex-cons unsure of voting rights | SC election officials push for early voting

Tennessee: Voter ID law bring Memphians out on Saturday

Texas: Crowded ballot leaves some concerned that voters won't scroll to bottom

U.S. Virgin Islands: Recount confirms St. Thomas-St. John result

Virginia: Ex-city councilwoman still waiting for voter registration card | Va. felons face slew of hurdles to regain voting rights | NAACP wants Va. ex-felons' voting rights restored

Wyoming: State treasurer, longtime state official Joe Meyer dies