National News: Voter ID laws a contentious issue as election season heats up | The heated debate over voter IDs

Overseas News: Casting absentee ballot easier than ever

Alaska: Expert points to flaws in state's redistricting plan

Arizona: Postal closure could hurt O'odham voters

California: City hire high-profile lawyer for voting rights case | Clerk's resignation leaves Fresno Co. in a bind | Fresno County to fill elections chief post quickly | Sac. Co. voter postcard with Chinese translation cost $150K

Connecticut: Old Lyme Democratic registrar retires after 20 years | Ordinance panel to take on plan to alter poll sites

District of Columbia: Elections board receives Thomas' resignation, clearing way for May 15 special election

Florida: Elections HQ at Lauderhill Mall? No way says supervisor Snipes | Smartphone app available for voters | Indian River, Martin to reduce polling locations for presidential preference primary

Georgia: Officials want voters to exercise 'very perfect right'

Guam: Polling location sought for Umatac

Illinois: Election commission trying to improve teamwork of judges

Indiana: County election board gears up for May primary | AG asks state Supreme Court to take up White eligibility case | Supreme Court aske to review White's case

Kansas: Kobach seeks proof-of-citizenship | Groups tests new Kansas voter ID law | Cimarron voters test new ID law | Kansas official seeks citizenship proof

Kentucky: Secretary of state appoints communications staff

Louisiana: Cardveyors in registrar's office in need of repairs

Maryland: Montgomery County elections board looks for student aides

Massachusetts: Council in favor of special election

Michigan: Jurors get Lansing dispensary owner's voter registration case

Nebraska: Nebraska voters may be 'carded'

New Hampshire: Polls quiet, normal turnout | Wards seeing steady traffic since 6 a.m. | Slow but steady at Windham polls | Town moderators required to secure election results | Questionable polling in Portsmouth prompts complaint

New Mexico: ACLU suit seeks names of foreigners on voter rolls

New York: County wants to increase voting district size to cut election costs | Ballot case gets a hire

North Carolina: Harnett elections chief quits over marriage amendment | Burke elections board asks schools to close on Election Day | Yancey County BOE controversy

Ohio: Summit County, elections board doing own spending comparisons | Scott Daisher named Lake County elections board director | Park set for use as voting location | Elections board extends early voting hours

Oklahoma: Mock vote this week open to anyone

South Carolina: GOP ready to battle over voter ID law | Voter ID lawsuit planned

Tennessee: Brentwood, election commission butt heads on early voting at library | Elections official: No district, precinct changes for primary | Administrator of elections passes certification exam

Texas: Voter confusion mounts as Texas redistricting battle continues | Texas officials cautiously optimistic about Supreme Court ruling | Republicans say state may need to hold two primaries

Virginia: Senator: Voting Rights bill contains erroneous clause, 'a mistake' | Ballot fight faces key hearing | Here's how to have a special election

West Virginia: Judges deny motion to stay in redistricting case

Wisconsin: Voter ID Law: Help sessions | Election workers prepare for voter ID law | Milwaukee County providing 5K free birth certificates for voter IDs