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2010

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Monday, 13 December 2010

Dec 11-13, 2010

National News: Ten years after Bush v. Gore: The fight goes on  |  Ten years after Bush v. Gore, what's changed?

Alaska: Judge rules against Miller in lawsuit  |  Court rejects Miller's challenge  |  Miller camp mulling appeal

Arkansas: Voters get new polling location

California: Man accused of ballot thefts to appear in court  |  Switch to even-year elections mulled  |  Placer County election officials work through the holidays

Connecticut: Bridgeport vote recount shows widespread miscalculations, cascading errors  |  How the recount was conducted  |  Report: 1 of every 4 photocopied ballots bungled  |  Diaries tell of election chaos

Georgia: Attempt to save time caused vote delays

Hawaii: Ballots for council race to arrive soon

Illinois: City precincts counted in Vermillion County discovery recount

Indiana: Election cost concerns Bennett  |  Commission to hear motion to dismiss challenge

Iowa: Secretary of state-elect Schultz: Mary Mosiman to run elections division

Michigan: Nearly 10K ballots not recounted

Minnesota: After election, GOP makes the case for photo ID  |  Bills are coming due for recount

New York: Nassau voting machines worked well, report says  |  LI contends with voting issue ahead of elections  |  Write-ins range from fictional to fuming

Ohio: Poll workers to be queried in disputed race  |  Brunner: Interview poll workers now  |  Sarantou to challenge provisional ballot count

Oregon: Race for mayor could come down to coin toss  |  Robinson pays for recount, finds one more vote

Tennessee: Election commission: Top job snarled in party politics  |  Election commission: 7 finalists selected for job interview

Texas: Straight-ticket voting skews voting, is bad for democracy foes say

Virginia: Voting Rights bail-out 'not a priority' for Cuccinelli, spokesman says  |  PWC may opt out of Voting Rights Act requirement  |  Ballot suit comes to an end

Friday, 10 December 2010

Dec 10, 2010

Alaska: Elections director disputes Miller's claims

California: Cost of Walmart special election  |  Brown weighs special budget election  |  Marymount confirms it will pay for election

Colorado: Canvas board submits vote abstract, files complaint

Connecticut: August primaries set Westport back $47K

Florida: Elections chief explores way to count votes faster

Illinois: Champaign County clerk resigns

Kentucky: FBI investigating vote fraud in Breathitt County

Massachusetts: Election lawsuit to change venue

Michigan: 36 percent of Tuscola ballots not recountable

Minnesota: Ballot count needs to equal signature count

Missouri: Washington County siblings arrested for voting twice

New Jersey: Vote fraud trial begins

New York: Martins declared winner, Johnson will appeal  |  Castelli likely winner as final vote check begins in 89th Assembly race  |  With 80K new ballots tallied, election night accuracy questioned  |  Civic leaders cast ballots for voting reform in NY  |  Former election clerk's lawsuit alleges bias  |  Board of elections employee testifies before grand jury in voter fraud case  |  Woman accused of ballot fraud testifies

North Carolina: Photo ID on GOP's priority list  |  Ballots must be counted again in statewide instant-runoff election

Ohio: Lake County elections board certifies recount result  |  Commissioners ask elections board to follow suit with wages  |  Dispute leaves elections in limbo  |  Sarantou continues quest for voting info

Oklahoma: Lawsuit against state question revised to keep case in Tulsa

Oregon: Recount launced in Bates-Dotterrer squeaker

Texas: New bill for verification of information on voter registration

Virginia: Workshop will help eligible ex-offenders register to vote

Thursday, 09 December 2010

Dec 09, 2010

National News: Bush v. Gore: The hanging chad

Alaska: Miller continues legal effort to unseat Murkowski  |  Judge hears arguments in Miller's Senate battle, decision won't come before Friday  |  Parnell seeks legal review of Senate options if court challenge lingers

Arizona: State orders recount of Proposition 112

California: After losing, politician rethinks ranked-choice voting  |  Two Riverside County recounts called off  |  Board asks elections chief to make changes  |  Special election underway; polling places consolidated

Colorado: Voters to decide on ranked voting

Florida: St. Pete election dates debated  |  Heady says he plans to apply for Indian River County elections job

Georgia: Perdue sets special election  |  State-mandated runoff costs Wilkes County more than $20 per vote

Illinois: Discovery recount begins in Vermillion County clerk race  |  Students energized about participating in government after stint as election judges

Indiana: Parties fail to agree on three recount commissioners  |  LaPorte County recount called off

Michigan: Election recount uncovers ballot problems

Minnesota: Emmer concedes race to Dayton  |  Canvassing board meets to rule on final challenged ballots  |  Canvassing board certifies Dayton winner  |  A month of drama

Mississippi: Hosemann: Voter ID should pass in 2011

New Jersey: Judge rules runoff election for Manasquan

New York: Essex County election commissioners to stay part-time  |  Is voting in New York state too inconvenient?  |  Official goes before panel  |  Former BOE worker sues Orange County

North Carolina: Thigpen wants recount in NC Court of Appeals race  |  Polston submits new protest of general election

Ohio: Price agreement still unsigned

Oregon: GOP wants partial recount of governor's race  |  Recount starts in state senator race

South Carolina: Franklin commissioners consider consolidating polling places

Tennessee: Election chair plans to slow down hiring  |  Walker, Rudd seek to be next elections administrator  |  52 apply to become new elections chief  |  Retired election officials asked to stay on job free  |  Printelect shows off mobile voting centers

Texas: Ballot box left out vote totals November 2

Vermont: Bryan wins award from NASS

West Virginia: Ireland considers run for governor

Wisconsin: Few flaws found in Waukesha clerk's election system

Wednesday, 08 December 2010

Dec 08, 2010

Alaska: Miller continues legal effort to unseat Murkowski  |  Decision looms in Alaska Senate ballot battle

Arizona: First proposition ballot recount in Arizona history

Arkansas: Special election set for March  |  Lawsuit filed seeking missing ballots

California: Elections chief offers no excuses

Colorado: Fort Collins takes on IRV

Connecticut: Special election would cost around $26K

Florida: Former Indian River County commissioner seeks to fill election chief's seat

Illinois: Election commission approves 2011 budget

Indiana: Secretary of state petition filed

Maine: Saco to keep single polling place

Michigan: Oakland County names Bill Bullard as its new county clerk  |  Macomb County to recount ballots for commissioner seat  |  Bangor Township receives more than $4K for polling place improvements

Minnesota: More than 2/3 think Emmer should quit  |  Court's ruling another setback for Emmer  |  Dayton poised to win recount  |  Supreme Court says counties correctly reviewed ballots

Missouri: Republican election director Scott Leiendecker selected to observe elections in Kosovo  |  Judge to oversee Mississippi County vote recount

New Jersey: Manassquan may hold runoff election

New York: City, town officials balk at cost of elections  |  Johnson to appeal ruling of Martins victory  |  Ritchie withdraws election lawsuit  |  Closed testimony in voting fraud case

North Carolina: Buncombe County BOE completes week-long vote tally

Ohio: Lucas County commissioner race still contested

Tennessee: Hawkins' job safe for time being

Virginia: Cuccinelli: End Justice oversight

Washington: South Kitsap students grill secretary of state

Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Monday, 06 December 2010

Dec 04-06, 2010

National News: Rights commission wraps DOJ over Black Panther case

Alabama: Nell Hunter, Jefferson County's first registrar, retires

Alaska: Judge allows Murkowski to participate in election challenge

Arkansas: Man linked to explosive device at polling place arrested

Colorado: Ranked-choice voting makes it on to Fort Collins ballot in spring

Connecticut: Just who are the people counting the ballots  |  End is in sight as Bridgeport recount breaks for the weekend

Florida: Supervisor of elecitons restructures office

Indiana: Panel: Challenge to SOS race continues  |  Technicality keeps Dems challenge of White alive  |  No special election for District 76

Massachusetts: Town clerk presents plans for new precincts

Michigan: Write-in votes spark poll workers pay dispute

Minnesota: Recount ends, Emmers still trailing  |  40 ballots changed in Washington County recount  |  Republicans targe Minnesota's easy-to-vote laws  |  No evidence found to back claim of voter fraud  |  Hennepin hoping to wrap-up recount today  |  Election officials reject Emmer's claims of fraud

New Jersey: Outcome of Gloucester County freeholder race unchanged by recount

New Mexico: County clerks looking to make changes in how you vote

New York: 17 percent of NYC votes not counted in Midterm  |  Supreme Court certifies 7th Senate race for Martins  |  Report: Barriers to voting access at 3 out of 4 NY polling places  |  Ulster County Democratic elections commissioner retiring

North Carolina: NC GOP readies push for photo ID

Ohio: County elections board ending year under budget  |  Lucas County commissioner recount in dispute

Oregon: Recounts requested in three races

Pennsylvania: Professor's love of politics lead to writing reference books on election law

South Carolina: Charleston County election board takes new director

Tennessee: Election commission elects Jones as new chair

West Virginia: Supreme Court combines suits seeking special election

Friday, 03 December 2010

Dec 03, 2010

Alaska: Quick action sought in election challenge

California: Imperial County registrar retiring  |  The ranked-choice voting effect  |  Alleged ballot thief due in court

Colorado: SOS nixed hand-count of contested races  |  Fort Collins to consider instant-runoff voting

Connecticut: Democratic registrar of voters talks ballots

Indiana: Candidates respond to St. Joseph County recount  |  GOP halts ballot recounts

Iowa: New secretary of state may change voting rules

Kentucky: In recount, commission member wins by three votes

Maine: Secretary of state announces recount results

Massachusetts: Easton asked to close schools for statewide elections

Michigan: Garfield Township offiicals wanted 'zero votes' counted during recount

Minnesota: County finishes recount, 40 ballots go to state canvassing board  |  Dayton withdraws 'frivolous' challenges  |  Governor's recount: Frivolous challenges mount  |  Counties awaiting payment for requested election documents  |  County wraps up smooth recount  |  Area counties wrap-up recount  |  Many hands, little recount change

New Jersey: Paterson councilman arrested in vote fraud sweep  |  Court to decide if Manasquan ballots get recount

New Mexico: County names elections chief  |  Former county clerk Rita Torres dies at 79

New York: Recount finds 195K ballots were missed on election night  |  7th Senate race could be certified Saturday morning  |  Another day of counting, another increase for Bishop

North Carolina: New push for voter ID laws  |  Counties still counting instant-runoff voting

Ohio: Winners announced after recount  |  Hamilton County vote recounts delayed

Oregon: State says GOP claim of missing ballots unfounded

Pennsylvania: 110-year old voting house on the move in Derry Township  |  Simpson voting house on the move

South Carolina: Voter ID, illegal immigration up for debate

Tennessee: Election commission to choose new chairman Friday

Texas: Just 12 votes decided HD 48

Washington: Ballot recount begins in Benton County

West Virginia: Cooper files petition in gubernatorial succession