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July 4-8, 2013

National News: States eye voting obstacles in wake of high-court ruling | New Schumer bill would improve military access to voting | What the Voting Rights Act ruling means for voters | States tardy with absentee ballots targeted | After ruling, states rush to enact voting laws | GOP has tough choices on Voting Rights Act | VRA ruling forces DOJ reassignments | MLK lawyer pledges to regain voting rights protections

Alabama: Pro-voting group lights up July Fourth| Plans being finalized for free picture voter IDs | Gadsden redistricting plan will not go to Justice Dept.

Arizona: Election sought on changes in voting law

Arkansas: Trial scheduled for 2014 on voter registration forms | County receives elections grant | Clay County receives grant

California: Lawsuit against Santa Clarita alleges violations of VRA | Special elections set for Assembly, Senate seats are costly, draw few voters | Panel rejects challenges to 'top two' election laws | Acampo woman to be honored for long-time service as poll worker

Colorado: Possible vote fraud detected in region | GOP urging two county clerks to run for secretary of state | Democrats bear brunt of secretary of state's noncitizen voter hunt | Elbert County clerk, election judge resign | Elbert County clerk, elections manager gone months before election

Connecticut: Park bench dedicated to beloved, late East Haven officer

Florida: HamCo elections supervisor cleared of allegations | Okaloosa supervisor of elections addresses presidential commission

Georgia: NAACP seeks special Fayette elections later this year | Office of elections updating voter rolls | Bibb County election lawsuit won't be withdrawn | Rural voters may feel actions of Supreme Court more keenly

Guam: GEC to file late report tomorrow | GEC completes 2012 election comparative analysis report

Illinois: Some can vote at age 17 in 2014 primary

Indiana: Decision on vote centers delayed | Changes for Vigo County voters?

Maine: Brunswick shuffling poll locations

Michigan: Detroit absentee ballots in limbo

Minnesota: Faster, more reliable voting machines coming to metro area

New Hampshire: NH Supreme Court to hear residency/voter registration case

New York: So far, so good for Oneida County's new election officials | 1,600 votes in Brooklyn from 2012 election were just counted last week | Bloomberg slams election board's 8-month-late ballot counts as an 'outrage' | NYC BOE finds nearly 1,600 Brooklyn ballots never counted in November | Cuomo to establish investigation into board of elections

North Carolina: Hewitt tabbed for county elections board seat | Republicans take majority of county's elections board

Ohio: SOS candidate: No voting 'environment of fear' | Ballots of 1864 cast by Meigs County Civil War soldiers | Former OU student gets jail time in election fraud case | Former poll worker, to be sentenced on four counts of voter fraud

Oklahoma: Hurry up and wait: Tulsa's new election process frustrates candidates, voters

Oregon: Senate rejects automatic voter registration | Oregon Senate rejects universal voter registration proposal

Pennsylvania: Voters in special election to be notified by mail | Letters to detail special election | Year-round at the elections office | Schuylkill prepares for 'fix-it' election

South Carolina: SLED: No rampant dead voters in South Carolina

South Dakota: No push from S.D. on voting rights changes | Mix expects few voting changes

Tennessee: Hawkins County deputy registrars thankful for 24 years of service |New voting system eyed | Supreme Court ruling leaves Scott County officials weighing options

Texas: Precinct 304 voting poll gets temporary move | Voter ID law now in force in Texas | Voter ID law stirs mixed reaction | Outreach group eyes voter ID after Supreme Court ruling | Supreme Court decision opens way for voter IDs

Virginia: VRA decision likely to effect polls | Cuccinelli pushes for voter registration by party to help force closed primaries | Advocates worry about details of Virginia's new program to restore voting rights to felons | Voting Rights Act bail-out unpopular in Hampton Roads | Nelson seeks absentee voting precinct move | Court decision marks end of DOJ scrutiny of Virginia election law changes | Augusta Co. voting precinct accessibility examined

West Virginia: Foley named as new county clerk

Wisconsin: Inactive voters removed from polling lists