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Thursday, 29 December 2011

December 29, 2011

Holiday Schedule: ElectionlineToday will resume publication on Tuesday, Janunary 3, 2012.

National News: Battle over voter ID laws heats up in the states | The new wave of U.S. voter suppresion | Court supports Voting Rights Act amendment

Alabama: Justice Dept. not ready to sign off on Huntsville redistricting plan

California: Poll inspector fired on election day

Colorado: Bipartisan concerns shaping voter redistricting

Florida: First wave of absentee ballots mailed out | Poll workers honored for their service | Recount doesn't change results

Georgia: Justice Dept. approves new Georgia maps on first try

Indiana: Judge moves hearing on secretary of state | Hearing put on hold again | Lake County elections board corrects misplaced precincts

Kentucky: Election expert fired as head of board of elections

Maine: Bangor council considers poll changes

Michigan: Readers unhappy with loss of privacy in Michigan primary elections

Missouri: Absentee voting begins in Missouri presidential primary

New York: Third Ward seat still undecided | Greenfield to federal judge: Moving elections to summer will harm Jewish community

Tennessee: Voter ID law could face court challenge

Texas: New Year holds changes for Titus County voters | New mapping of districts may send some elections to court | Redistricting fracas delays voter cards

Virginia: Effort made to get more GOP hopefuls on ballot

Washington: Redistricting panel at odds over legislative maps

West Virginia: Kanawha County to tackle precinct changes

Wisconsin: Voter ID Law: What to do if you don't have one | Judge weighs in on GOP lawsuit against GAB

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

December 28, 2011

National News: Senate politics shut down some federal agencies

Alaska: Attorney downplays rulings in redistricting lawsuit

California: Calexico approves election change

Connecticut: Robert 'Bob' Schulte, former registrar of voters, 65

District of Columbia: Effort to recall mayor set to begin

Florida: Problems seen in vote machines used in Escambia | Elections offices gearing up for primary | Absentee, early voting close some polling places | Absentee ballots in the mail

Idaho: City protests consolidated elections

Illinois: 4,334 removed from Marion County voter roles | Polling places change for 10 percent of Champaign voters

Indiana: Ruling creates confusion over secretary of state

Kansas: Southwest Kansas election is first test of new voter ID law

Maine: After complaints, Bangor may try to improve voter access | Costs of recall election remain unknown

Mississippi: Feds will use 'covered jurisdiction' to battle voter ID

Missouri: Requiring photo ID to vote in Missouri still a tenuous issue for 2012

New Hampshire: No polling place changes for next two elections

New York: Evans Mills, Chaumont switch village elections to November

North Carolina: Statesville could play part in debate over voter IDs

Ohio: Union South precinct split

South Carolina: Voter ID law turning into political battle

Tennessee: Court ruling on SC voter ID law heartens repeal efforts in Tenn.

Virginia: Perry files suit to get on ballot

West Virginia: Raleigh County commission approves new precincts | New Congressional map still under scrutiny

Wisconsin: UWO to issue new ID cards for voting | DOT expects more demand for photo IDs for voting

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

December 24-27, 2011

National News: New laws in 2012: More voter ID

Alaska: Judge rules in Fairbanks redistricting case | Debate continues over election results

Arizona: Changes in voter precincts, polling places are noted | Workers needed for 2012 elections

California: County reaches deal over faulty elections machine | New eSlate machines to help disabled cast ballots | Printing the elections

Colorado: Gessler embraces being targeted over push for reforms

Connecticut: Fairfield honors registrars' secretary, sergeant

Flordia: Council members seek top elections job | Election law changes may be confusing to absentee voters | City's election results still undecided | Absentee ballots key to GOP primary

Georgia: Feds OK Georgia voting lines

Illinois: Voting woes not resolved in Southern Illinois county

Indiana: Porter County commissioners approve precinct changes | Ind. official's father blames hacker for posts | What's next in the Charlie White case? | Ruling to remove White put on hold | Order allows White to hold office pending hearing | College students should request ballots now

Maryland: Federal judges reject challenge to congressional districts

Massachusetts: Former Lexington town clerk Mary McDonough remembered for service | Polling plan approved

Michigan: Holland plans to cut election sites from 13 to 7 | Precinct adjustments coming to Sturgis

Mississippi: Alcorn County retires voting machine printers | Mississippi's voter ID amendment faces fed scrutiny | Mississippi's voter ID initiative heads to feds

Missouri: SOS candidate seeks St. Louis support

Nevada: County GOP rallies against changes to voter rules | Caucus vs. Primary: What's best for Nevada?

New York: East Williston school board OKs lever machines for 2012

North Carolina: Carteret officials join voter ID debate | Judge rejects challenge to voting law | Morrisville town council election still unsettled

Ohio: Cleveland voting machines miss votes, freeze up

Oregon: Baker County records restored

Pennsylvania: Smith says she won't appeal city council election vote count | Shirley E. Smith

South Carolina: Justice Dept. rejects South Carolina's voter ID law, calling it discriminatory | DMV official: SC board used flawed voter data | Grand Strand leaders react to blocked voter ID law

Tennessee: Former Capitol Hill maid says she can't get voter ID

Texas: Texas' voter ID law may not be implemented in time for 2012 primaries | Rejection of South Carolina voter ID law may put Texas' law on shakier ground

U.S. Virgin Islands: Residents seek removal of elections board | Elections board forwards AG report to Senate

Utah: Davis voting precincts lack, well, voters

Virginia: No write-in option for primary | Howell again aims to loosen absentee voting requirements | Va. unlikely to change law to allow Gingrich write-in

Washington: Parties file suit over election of precinct committee officers | County's clerk, a Navy Reservist, gets deployed

West Virginia: No notices to be mailed on redistricting

Friday, 23 December 2011

December 23, 2011

Holiday Schedule: ElectionlineToday will not publish on Monday, Dec. 26.

National: Federal agency finds defects in ballot scanners | Voters leaving parties in droves

Alaska: Alaska Native voting districts at the center of redistricting lawsuit

Colorado: Traceable ballots could affect 2012 elections

Florida: Palm Beach County an epicenter of opposition to Florida's new election law

Georgia: Attorny general's office supports November Augusta election date

Idaho: UI students cause voting precinct concerns

Indiana: Judge rules White can't serve | Judge says secretary of state was ineligible to run for office | Recount hearing for Connersville mayoral race put on hold

Iowa: Valley High holds mock primary for students

Maryland: Frederick city plans for 2013 election | Montgomery precinct shifts raise concerns

Nevada: Clark County GOP to protest proposed election changes

New York: Ballot review requested

North Carolina: U.S. District Court upholds Voting Rights Act | Some disputed Morrisville ballots might count

Ohio: Investigation finds Cuyahoga County's election machines flawed | One primary decision will save county $50K

Oregon: Meeting set about possible closure of Salem postal center

Pennsylvania: Top Philly elections official says voter bill is 'hogwash'

Rhode Island: RI urged to clarify rules on voter ID law

South Carolina: Colbert sought naming rights for South Carolina primary | DMV reports flawed SC voter ID list

Tennessee: ETHRA helping voters trave for new photo IDs | Heathcott honored at reception

Texas: Election offices in limbo as they wait for Austin to cleanup redistricting

U.S. Virgin Islands: AG: Elections board lacks power to decide eligibility to serve

Virginia: Norfolk looks to save by combining voting precincts | 53rd precinct could be on the way in 2012

Wisconsin: Walker noncommittal on whether makeup of elections board should change

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

December 21, 2011

Arizona: Remap panel won't be done by Christmas

California: Too many candidates causing problems in San Francisco elections

Colorado: Saguache County to revise precincts

Florida: Flagler voter guide features student art | Statewide elections assoication offers college scholarship

Illinois: County clerk to send out voter cards in January | Elections include changes

Indiana: Math error leads to $14K election bill mistake

Maryland: Three judges hear Maryland voting-map lawsuit

Missouri: Schoeller files voter ID bill in House

Nevada: Henderson council to appoint new member rather than hold special election

New Jersey: Atlantic City councilman sues state over voter fraud charges | Elk Township ballots to be reviewed by a superior court judge in January

New York: GOP chairman calls for resignation of election commissioner | Three people enter guilty plea in Troy voter fraud case | Vote-probe arrests include councilmen

North Carolina: New voter ID resolution passed | Forsyth County denies allegations in lawsuit filed against board of elections

Ohio: BOE chooses replacement for deputy director

Oregon: Postal service closure moratorium leaves Cascadia in limbo

South Carolina: Atlantic Beach, Horry County back in court over voting machines | South Carolina takes measures to protect primary from hackers

Tennessee: Precinct problem will cost Church Hill taxpayers $1,500 | 2012 a big year for elections

Virginia: Setting date for special election proved balancing act | Voter registrar honored

West Virginia: Nitro residents to vote on holding primaries

Wisconsin: Groups behind Walker recall want to intervene in elections board suit | Green Bay changes, reduces, merges polling sites

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Monday, 19 December 2011

December 17-19, 2011

National News: Civil rights groups fighting voter ID law | Voting Rights: What's a reasonable requirement? | For election year, MTV drops 'Choose or Lose' slogan

Arkansas: Election commission changes polling sites

California: Would you cast your ballot on an iPad?

Colorado: Silverthorne turns to mail-in ballots

Connecticut: Trumbull student reaches out to young voters

Florida: Florida's new election law remains political target | Voter promoter program | Martin County elections office event to allow voters to update records

Georgia: State investigating Forsyth mayor's race

Idaho: County considers fewer precincts

Indiana: Recount Monday | County revamping voter precincts | Chesterton area may get satellite voting center in 2012

Iowa: Voting technology demonstration held | Ankeny students practice voting in mock presidential election

Kansas: Kobach: Kansas ID law not being reviewed | Kobach opposes national popular vote

Nevada: Special election cost state half a million

New Jersey: Princetons working together to create new voting districts | Norcross bill would create pilot program to streamline county elections

New York: Ballot-fraud trial issues raised

North Carolina: County Democrats balk at voter ID measure | Statesville voting investigation widens

Ohio: Ohio elections boards under tight deadline | Summit County's budget for election board is insufficient, board member says | Steuben County elections in 2012 could be more complicated, expensive | County leaders like new primary plan

Pennsylvania: York City council recount still not settled | Voter ID bill undergoes changes

Tennessee: After more than four decades of service, Heathcott plans retirement | Gov. Bill Haslam voices concerns about requiring photo ID for voting | Littlefield files new lawsuit seeking to overturn recall

Texas: Federal court moves Texas' primary from March to April | Tentative deal reached on primary date | GOP, Dems set April 3 primary

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections reform bill passed

Virgina: Habeed calls for change in restoring felons' voting rights

Wisconsin: Wisconsin driver licenses, ID cards acceptable for voter ID | UW LaCrosse preparing for changes in voter ID | Third lawsuit filed over Wisconsin voter ID law | Voces, NAACP to sue over photo ID law | CRG offers voter ID assistance | GOP files suit to force election officials to strike invalid, duplicate Walker recall signatures | Wisconsin counties tally cost of potential Walker recall | Waukesha Co. clerk feels exonerated in election flub

Friday, 16 December 2011

December 16, 2011

California: Public outcry greets changes to Humboldt County postal service

Florida: Voter registration groups sue over new Florida election law | State unveils school voter registration program | Florida voter registration drive limits challenged | Lawsuit challenging West Palm Beach election | Florida primary underway, ballots going out to overseas voters

Georgia: Augusta postal workers speak against processing center closing

Iowa: Multiple WL precincts do not signal change

Kentucky: Halfaday election fraud case continued

Missouri: Boone County clerk awarded grant to improve voting system for overseas Americans | Missouri researchers to study online voting

Montana: Mandan reducing voting sites

New Jersey: Moving school elections would mean buying new voting machines

New York: Troy grand jury in final stages

North Carolina: AG blasts voter ID laws; Cleveland County lawmakers fire back

Ohio: Trumbull elections board files complaint | Falls gets new polling rules | County council approves temp budget for BOE | Lawmakers OK March primary, end to map flap | Election board to 'tweak' training

Oklahoma: Officials use federal grant to upgrade voting machines

South Carolina: Atlantic Beach in court over voting machine issue | Voting machine dispute to continue | County could pay $20K for GOP primary

Tennessee: Voters told of precinct changes | Will Tennessee join Texas and Florida on the hot seat? | Complaint against Davidson election dismissed

Texas: Texas' voter ID law and redistricting go 'against the arc of history' Holder says | When will Texas hold its primaries? State GOP deeply divided | Possible deal for primaries emerges

Virginia: Fairfax considers campaign sign crackdown

Wisconsin: Walker, GOP sue state elections and ethics agency over recall effort | Fitzgerald calls for overhaul of GAB

Thursday, 15 December 2011

December 15, 2011

National News: Cardin seeks new federal law against election tricks

California: State finds no evidence of fraud in November 2008 election | Campos proposes all-inclusive ranking | Supporters seek 'tweaks' in ranked-choice voting

Connecticut: Governor doesn't support immigrant-voting plan

Florida: GOP, Dems take sides on AG Holder voting remarks | Election law changes draw scrutiny by U.S. Attorney General | Election Supervisor Brown won't seek new term

Georgia: Augusta processing center closing could cause problems

Idaho: Polling places in Ada County could be changing

Illinois: Couple denies vote fraud charges

Louisiana: Officials hit with lawsuit

Michigan: Absentee ballots will have changes for February elections

Missouri: Organizations helping college students become more active in elections

New Jersey: Bergen County clerk says his office is preparing budget

New York: Lawmakers sponsor resolution to limit primary elections to two | Cumo says no way to possibility of three separate primaries | Ballot fraud probe may be near an end

Ohio: Stark County board of election meeting | Ohio House OKs March primary | Husted encourages local students to vote | Linda Marcial to retire from election post

Oklahoma: Officials upgrade machines for February votes | Mock elections prepare volunteers to handle new voting machines

Oregon: Secretary of State Kate Brown to seek re-election

Pennsylvania: Voter ID bill put off until 2012 | Voter ID bill advances, with changes in Senate

South Carolina: Film targest voter law | Federal judge won't hear redistricting case | Primary will go on as scheduled

Tennessee: Panel holds off on second Kingston Springs precinct

Texas: Texas counties in voting chaos over redistricting case | GOP wrangles over number of primaries | Confusion reigns as political deadline is delayed | Changes made to precincts | Dems protest plans to split primaries

Wisconsin: Elections chief discusses full plate | New law changes the rules on voting | County clerks plan for costly governor recall election | Recall election could be six months away, state's top election official says | Spring election will be first test of redistricting