National News: Obama ally speaks out for tougher voter ID laws | Race and redistricting: Unholy alliance starting to fray

Alabama: Butler reappointed chairman of board of registrars

California: L.A. elections overhaul could be a model | Mayoral candidates ask for federal monitors | Ballot oversight affects 30,000-plus in Fairfield, Bencia who vote-by-mail | Registrar cuts polling places

Colorado: Voters slow to return ballots

Connecticut: State investigating possible misuse of absentee ballots

Florida: Indian River County elections supervisor candidates face-off in forum | Spanish speakers sought to work polls

Georgia: Advanced voting locations reduced in Chatham County

Illinois: Lombardi honored among best electin judges | Herb, Desmond, Aument honored among best election judges

Indiana: Marion County gives green light on voting machines | Bridge closure means more absentee ballots

Louisiana: Tucker has yet to concede, congratulates Schedler in secretary race | Secretary of state's website crashes during election

Maine: Clerk reminds voters of absentee law

Massachusetts: Chinese ballots not required in Quincy this year, feds say | Harvard selectmen back bill to move state and federal primary election dates

Mississippi: Ballot snafu discovered by happenstance

Missouri: Springfield area Rep. announces bid for secretary of state

Montana: Ballots pour in to Yellowstone County elections office

New Jersey: Wildwood Crest considers moving elections to save money

New Mexico: Valencia County commission eyes consolidating polling places

New York: Ballot tampering suspect could face felony | Court hearing on primary date delayed--again

Ohio: Lightning strike has some voters on move

South Carolina: A push to register new voters reaches behind bars

Tennessee: Group says poll shows Tennesseans confused by voter photo ID law | New voting laws for 2012 | Tennessee to hold town halls about voting laws

Utah: Utah onlime voter registration program recognized | Vote online for president? Utah group working to make it happen

Virginia: City continues talks about changing voting districts

Wisconsin: GAB election specialists outline voter ID law | Assembly to consider moving primary to August