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Elections officials prepare for the unexpected
From manhunts to Ebola to protests, 2014 sees variety of potentially disruptive issues

In Monroe County, Pennsylvania Elections Director Sara May-Silfee is busy doing all the things elections officials do in these final weeks leading up to Election Day.

She’s updating her voter rolls, she’s making sure all her supplies are in order and that poll workers are trained. She’s got hand sanitizer for all the polling places and in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, she’s keeping a wary eye on the long range forecast.

In addition to this and so much more, May-Silfee is wondering what, if any, impact the ongoing manhunt for accused cop killer Eric Frein may have on the election.

“My biggest fear at the moment is that the police, FBI, etc. still will not have apprehended suspect Eric Frein and I will have to arrange to move polling places or if they have the roads closed near the polling locations,” May-Silfee said.  

While elections officials always need to prepare for the unexpected on Election Day, this year a handful of officials throughout the country are keeping an eye on unique and potentially disruptive situations. Read More…

Apr 29, 2011

Arizona: Awaiting governor's decision, Tucson's mail-in election hangs in the balance

Arkansas: Election commission reviews '10

Colorado: Meyers, clerks present briefs in Gessler case

District of Columbia: Students encounter problems at the polls

Florida: Voter rights' advocates oppose elections bill

Georgia: Kemp: Election changes will help voters, officials

Illinois: Woman denies vote fraud charges

Indiana: Lawmakers drop plan tied to White case  |  Judge won't halt Democrats challenge to Charlie White  |  Highland saves $32K by not holding primary vote  |  Russian visitor sees vote center

Kansas: Brownback signs military voting bill

Louisiana: Schedler: Reduce number of elections

Minnesota: Senate Republicans advance elections ID bill  |  Minn. Senate passes voter ID on party-line vote

New Hampshire: Committee endorses requiring photo ID to vote

New Jersey: Some sample ballots left behind at post office  |  Postal service investigating delay in delivering sample ballots

New York: FBI probes scope of Troy vote fraud case

Ohio: Tuesday special election in Lucas County  |  County won't force voters to wear ponchos at polls

Pennsylvania: Westmoreland buys more voting machines  |  Pike voting machines get a dry run  |  Montco questions voter affiliations

South Carolina: Early voting bill moves forward

Tennessee: Election commission ponders vastly different budgets

West Virginia: Election preparations continue  |  Early voting begins Friday  |  Accessibility reviewed by commissioner, clerk staff  |  Mineral changes polling places for special primary

Wisconsin: Milwaukee County expects to finish recount on time  |  Rock County halfway through recount

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