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October 20-22, 2012

National News: Voter ID laws, registration challenges create hurdles for college students ahead of election | Maher scolds GOP on voter ID laws | Impact of states' voter laws could be difficult to identify | Getting to vote is getting harder | Voter intimidation fears renewed as Election Day nears | International monitors at US polling places draw criticism from voter fraud groups | 10 craziest places to vote | Despite e-voting improvements, audits still needed for ballot integrity | The voter-fraud myth

Alabama: Tea party offshoot working to clear names from voter rolls | Absentee ballots went out late for some Alabama counties | Secretary of state, AG to discuss election

Arizona: Voter ID fight finally reaches high court | Early ballot mix-up for Mesa Del residents

California: Mail-in ballots require more stamps | Election time approaches

Colorado: Mesa County voters break mail-in ballot record | Pair of defective mail-in ballots reported in Boulder County | Faith leaders to monitor polling places

Connecticut: Easton voting machines tested

Delaware: Find your polling place with a new app for your smartphone

Florida: Manatee elections counting machines get pre-vote test | Florida election officials to oversee duplication of flawed PBC ballots | Absentee ballots: Running late for some, doubling up for others | Dead woman among names on disputed voter forms | Pink paper doubles as secrecy sleeve in Indian River | Miami seniors: Early voting at their own pace | Hillsborough elections supervisor race pits leaders | Supervisor of elections candidates differ on outreach | Elections chief race is a battle of visions

Georgia: State: Locals decide when to report vote results | Fulton Co. hires election consultant | Fulton elections department to get help from a critic

Idaho: Expect late night, er, early morning Idaho election results, says Ada County clerk | Election officials plan on late night

Illinois: Mail option could boost early voting to record levels

Indiana: County tests voting machines | Late registrations keep election workers up late | Activists contend voting machine checks don't go far enough

Iowa: Floyd County warns about unrequested absentee ballots

Kansas: Kids Voting seeks help at polling sites

Kentucky: Precinct workers prepare for Nov. 6

Louisiana: St. Tammany voters have additional option for Nov. 6

Maryland: No voter registration 'bloat' in Maryland, study finds | Carroll's election director opens up about process

Massachusetts: No other East Longmeadow officials involved in alleged voter fraud scandal

Michigan: Johnson urges clerks to replace forms that have citizenship question | Ballots held up at post office

Minnesota: Setting up a one-day election takes months of work | Fine print to be determined by Legislature if voter ID passes

Mississippi: Hosemann's Office: No voter ID needed

Missouri: Postage won't stop state voters | Sites used as Jasper County voting places back in service after tornado

Montana: 15 percent have voted in Cascade County | Postage due: County foots the bill for unpaid postage on ballots

Nevada: Early voting problems | Clark County election officials prepare for early voting | Polling place managers take training

New Jersey: Wordy public questions on Hoboken's ballot could change elections | Somerset County clerk's office extends hours to mail ballot applications | NJ moves toward online voter registration

New Mexico: Dona Ana County early voting 'surpasses expectations'

New York: Forum offers voters a chance to prepare | Average age of elections inspectors drops

North Carolina: Record turnout for early voting, some complain over ballot confusion | Election officials track votes to ensure we only vote once | Board of elections holds emergency meeting

Ohio: Early voters get additional ballots after Ohio Supreme Court decision | Ohio has early voting, but other vote access issues remain | Voter fraud billboards that drew complaints will come down, Clear Channel says | SW Ohio elections director resigns | Elections chief asks end to flawed-ballot order | Polling places disappearing in Belmont Co. | Montgomery County elections director won't return this year | Absentee ballots still count if voters dies before election

Oklahoma: Election board demonstrates voting machine accessibility

Oregon: Secretary of state race in spotlight

Pennsylvania: Groups ask judge to stop outdated voter ID mailings | Pa. ads create confusion and fear on voter ID | ACLU to Pa.: Stop issuing false voter ID info | Officials clash at Piazza hearing | 55 years later, 'temporary' poll worker still smiling | Residual headaches from voter ID law

Rhode Island: Rhode Island handing out free voter ID cards | Cranston official: No absentee ballot for killer

South Carolina: Island not providing voter-registration services | Richland County offers off-site Saturday hours for absentee voters | Lowcountry students train to be poll workers

Tennessee: Voter ID ruling could come this week | Sullivan Co. voter purge 'timing is unfortunate'

Texas: Expanded area polling sites simplify early voting | Record-length ballot could test voters' patience | Secretary of state talks up elections process | AG questions voting act's constitutionality | Texas appeals DC court redistricting decision | Feds to monitor early voting in 2 counties | Electronic polling books come to Brazos County | Election officials prepping for early voting | The Texan behind the charge for voter ID laws | Commissioners to discuss additional election help

Virginia: Voting is vexing for Portsmouth ID theft victim | AG won't investigate worker arrested for dumping voter registrations

Washington: Some mail-in ballots need two stamps

Wisconsin: Absentee voting growing in Brookfield | Little-known change to voting law could cause major headache | New law puts transgender voting rights at risk | 3 dropped as voter registration workers after felonies flagged | Election clerks prepare for rush of early voting Monday | Popular straight-ticket voting abolished