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National News: Obama urges restoring Voting Rights Act | The evolving state of voting rights for prisoners explored | Sen. Cory Booker fears VRA is under threat

Arizona: Suns, Mercury to help with Arizona voter initiative | 9th Circuit endorses Arizona ballot form

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. recruiting new election coordinator | Sebastian Co. election chief to leave

California: What LA County is doing to make voting suck less | San Francisco to offer postage-paid vote ballots

Colorado: Bipartisan military voter bill had winding path to becoming law

Delaware: Community leaders stress same-day registration on 50th anniversary of the VRA

Florida: Brown: Court should stop lawmakers from redrawing district | Randolph calls on DOJ probe into Florida's voter registration system | Weeks billed taxpayers $10,500 for 2 lawyers and misled media | Polk elections website improved | Fort Myers early voting locations ruffle feathers | Broward considers free bus rides on Election Day

Georgia: New chair of Chatham Co. BOE sworn in | Court to decide third elections board seat | BOE special election bill tops $30K | Fulton spends more than $200K on election software

Illinois: New law for voter registration will cost Grundy Co.

Indiana: County election board outlines vote centers

Iowa: Poll workers prepare for busy election calendar |Ames petition calls for longer polling hours

Kansas: Kobach seeks to purge 'suspense' voter list | Proposed rule gives voters 90-day deadline to show proof-of-citizenship | Some say ruling on Texas voter ID law may have implications for Kansas

Kentucky: Judge rescinds fine for ex-felon in dropped voter fraud case

Louisiana: Katrina's floods wrought massive changes to New Orleans' political landscape

Maryland: Perryville delays decision on eliminating write-in votes

Massachusetts: Chicopee changes preliminary election date | Holyoke officials hoping to keep preliminary elections in September | Preliminary election dates expected to change for Jewish holidays

Mississippi: Nearly half of county's voters turn out Tuesday for mostly trouble-free election

Missouri: SoS candidate challenges opponent to debate on voter ID laws

Montana: Tester leads charge in Native American voter access

New York: Special needs voter

North Carolina: Forsyth Co. elections director resigns | Federal trial could determine meaning of U.S. VRA

Ohio: Lake Co. BOE consolidating polling locations | Elections officials seek to calm commissioner's fears over technology upgrade | Two resign from BOE | Police to investigate Lorain primary

Philadelphia: Officials: VRA anniversary wake up call to boost Philly voter turnout

Rhode Island: Rhode Island set to modernize its voting equipment | RI ACLU issues critique of Ocean State voting practices

South Carolina: Voter registration now in new location

Tennessee: Election results unchanged after affidavits | Rain goes away, but slow turnout stays for Nashville mayoral election| Presidential election will include more polling places | Election day turnout low due to heavy rain | Polling precinct evacuated after pilot light goes out on stove |

Texas: Next step is taken to vote anywhere in Brazos Co. | Obama administration celebrates Texas voter ID ruling | Poll: Voter ID law might have swayed Congressional race | Voter registration drives held to honor VRA anniversary | Harris Co. finds voters on the move

Utah: Thousands of VBM ballots still absent as primary election approaches | New by-mail voting could mean election night mystery: Who won?

Virginia: GOP trumpets opposition to Va. voter form change

Washington: Yakima files brief in Texas case before Supreme Court | After surprise, Friday count confirms election results | Postal Service processing leads to late ballot updates in Yakima

Wisconsin: Residents hear how new voter ID changes things