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September 27-29, 2014

National News: Voter turnout plummeting in local elections | Exiting AG says Justice Dept. will continue voting rights efforts | Group with ties to Kochs mails out incorrect voter registration info | Early voting is changing election 'day' into election 'month' | Holder 'still attorney general' pushes voting rights  

Alabama: Secretary of state hopefuls running quiet campaigns

Alaska: Need an absentee ballot? There's an app for that | Sullivan says he's proud of record on Alaska Native voting rights | College students want to make voting easier for cellphone-using peers

Arkansas: Voter ID an issue in state Senate District 20 race | County election officials boost early voting efforts | Arguments set this week in voter ID case | Voter ID can cause lost votes

California: Major challenges await Bowen's successor | Mail-in ballot rejections analyzed in study by UC Davis | Brown sings package of bills to encourage voting | Brown signs mail-ballot election bill | More than 8K voters on inactive list | Changes coming to California's initiative process

Colorado: Mesa Co. conducts logic and accuracy test | Colo. candidates split on wisdom of voter ID | Election protection poll watcher recruited for November

Connecticut: State Rep. charged with fraudulent voting

Florida: Early voting sites increase; but hours, days drop

Georgia: Hours left as Ga. voter group tries to narrow fraud subpoena | Sunday voting not approved | Some Buckhead sites will offer early voting on Saturdays and Sunday

Guam: GEC encouraging off-island voters to register for absentee ballots

Idaho: Denney, Woodings vie to run Idaho elections | Political veteran, newcomer face off in the race for SoS

Illinois: Early voting concerns addressed

Indiana: SoS challenger wants to make elections more open

Iowa: County auditor defends early voting staff hours

Kansas: Kobach: Judges must fast-track ballot lawsuit | District Court's to hear lawsuit filed over Democratic nominee replacement

Maine: Bangor city clerk named award recipient

Massachusetts: Former Holy Rosary Parish Center returns to list for Taunton polling locations

Michigan: Demand for absentee ballots increases in Michigan | Recall change could cause ballot confusion

Minnesota: Absentee voting gets off to faster start this year

Missouri: Court ruling forces printing of new ballots for November

Nevada: Cegavske backs voter ID law for Nevada

New Jersey: Judge will call on special election soon | Union Co. clerk offers one-stop, vote-by-mail service

New Mexico: Electoral process hot topic in race for secretary of state | Ballot fight comes down to 'other questions' | Santa Fe Co. clerk allegations latest

North Carolina: NC counties increase early voting sites, but decrease hours | NC residents mailed incorrect voter registration information | Computer issues to blame for voter form errors | Two new early voting sites named | More early voting sites named than any off-year election | Schools want to limit contact between students and voters

Ohio: Early voting ruling unlikely to affect local elections | Court urged to let Ohioans vote early| BOE offices prepped for early voters | DeWine, Husted reply to NAACP filing on early voting | U.S. Supreme Court justice could get advice from OSU experts on early voting dispute

South Dakota: County ready for Nov. 4 election, early voting

Tennessee: Sebastian Co. election commission hears complaint about poll worker

Texas: Ellis Co. election administrator speaks at Rotary Club | Webb Co. is implementing a system to prevent voter fraud | Gregg Co. to consider election issues

Utah: Utah counties switch to mail-in balloting system

Virginia: Voters impacted by new ID laws in Virginia | Hundreds could be affected by new voting law

West Virginia: Early voting expected to increase | Dems ask W.Va. high court to keep Raines ballot slot empty

Wisconsin: Federal court declines to take up Wisconsin's voter ID law | Seventh Circuit splits down the middle over Wisconsin voter ID | Wisconsin voters clash over voter ID law | Bid to get full Appeals Court hearing on voter ID falls 1 vote short | UW-Oshkosh students to educate peers on voter ID changes