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2010

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Monday, 26 July 2010

Jul 24-26 2010

Arizona: State seeks poll workers for upcoming elections

California: Statehouse Insider: Polling places going bye-bye

Colorado: Ballot TRACE glitch sends Denver voters wrong message

Florida: What's in a name

Georgia: Voter fraud claims probed  |  Voter fraud alleged in Brooks County  |  Repeated trips to the ballot box make voters tired  |  Two cities schedule special elections

Illinois: Voots earns Ambassador of the Year award  |  No decision on possible two elections for U.S. Senate seat

Kansas: Unconventional race for secretary of state  |  Kansas decides: Secretary of state

Massachusetts: Accessibility compliance still an issue for disabled

Minnesota: Mower County looking through voter rolls for felons

Missouri: Patience please as voter processing system goes paperless

New Mexico: Trial set for former secretary of state

New York: New voting machines to be used throughout Saratoga County  |  Where do old voting machines go when they die? |  Judge wants NY voting machines tested  |  ADA compliance was money well spent

Ohio: Nearly 700K to receive ballot applications for primary  |  Smaller ballots mean big savings for board of elections

Tennessee: Swafford says he wants 'fair, honest elections'  |  Friends and family honor the life of Jim Miller  |  Election judge refuses to sign challenge  |  Sassy, seasoned citizen casts her ballot

Vermont: Charles Merriman seeks secretary of state office

West Virginia: Precinct combining for election  |  Election costs for special election  |  Reducing poll problems

Friday, 23 July 2010

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Jul 22, 2010

National News: Recession producing more new voters

Alabama: Chapman named president of National Association of Secretaries of State  |  Yates says county owes him for election work

Arizona: Supervisors approve election disaster plan

California: Fresno county suspects voter fraud in four races  |  The new phenomena of voting by mail

Connecticut: Weston's polling place moved

District of Columbia: Fenty could directly appoint election board  |  DC flap over dwindling election board

Georgia: Question on Republican ballot raises questions  |  Computer woes a headache for Wilkinson election officials  |  More time to vote, but fewer ballots cast in election  |  Working the polls  |  New faces headed to Chatham elections board  | Congressional election re-dos confusing, costly  |  Runoff stresses cash-strapped counties

Illinois: Will County election suit dropped

Indiana: Election board dismisses precinct race complaint

Kansas: Immigration is hot topic in secretary of state race  |  Advance voting in county is on the rise

Michigan: County clerks busy for elections

Minnesota: Severson wants voting reform

Montana: Looking for glitches  |  Beartooth co-op launches initiative for mail-ballots, easier access

New York: Coughlan spending review clears Dutchess elections board

North Carolina: County DSS part of e-filling voter registration program

Ohio: Voting machine lawsuit settlement includes free upgrades  |  Voting by mail gets stamp of approval in Cuyahoga County

Oklahoma: Feds helping in local investigation into vote fraud case

Tennessee: Eight indicted in Dyer County for voting as felons  |  Who killed election commission chair?

Washington: 31 votesr registered in one house sparks investigation

West Virginia: Election evidence secured at courthouse  |  Special election will cost Monongalia County at least $125K  | Ramey thankful county won't incur special election costs  |  County clerks kick into high gear to prepare for special election

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Jul 21, 2010

California: Three-way race in Berkeley initiates instant-runoff voting  |  SF voters could see same-day registration  |  One more try to let non-citizens vote in school elections

Colorado: Track your ballot via email or text

Connecticut: Bysiewicz would favor having primaries in June

District of Columbia: Resignation of board of elections member jeopardizes primary

Georgia: Delays at three Chatham precincts  |  Georgia voters report issues at some polling locations  |  How was your voting experience?  |  Georgia voters miffed at software glitch  |  Secretary of state's office: No software glitch here  |  No problems reportedin DeKalb  |  Bryan County voting 'smooth and slow'  |  Scanners speed primary voting  |  Kemp has big lead in GOP race for secretary; runoff expected for Dems  |  Few hiccups at Effingham voting precincts  |  Voters locked out of polling place  |  Oops, sorry about your precinct change

Illinois: County clerk: Election issues being resolved

Kansas: Illegal immigration is unexpected issue in secretary of state race  |  Statewide ad promotes advanced voting  |  Civil rights group hears accusations of voter fraud in Lawrence

New Mexico: New elections supervisor

New York: Comptroller: Federal mandate strains board of elections finances

South Carolina: Council OKs city election transfer  |  County elections director has a lot of work ahead

Tennessee: Two arrested for voter fraud in Shelby County  |  Brouhaha erupts over challenge of voter  |  TBI seeks informationon election official's murder  |  Pearl River agrees to comply with ADA

West Virginia: Poll workers, locations being lined up for special election  |  Put on your running shoes

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Jul 20, 2010

Overseas News: Group finalizes uniform model for overseas voting

Alabama: U.S. set to defend Voting Rights Act against Shelby County challenge

California: Board gets another look at non-citizen voting

Colorado: Voters in Denver offered options to track ballots

Connecticut: Polling place changed for August primary  |  Election Skype  |  Teens sign up to vote in Connecticut primaries

Georgia: Poll managers prepare to use new ID scanners  |  Two voting precincts move  |  Vaccines being offered to voters

Hawaii: One-third of polling precincts consolidated by state

Maine: Public hearing scheduled on single polling place

Michigan: Tracking absentee ballots  |  Michigan unveils ballot tracker

Minnesota: Primary question: Will earlier date affect voter turnout?

Mississippi: Election dilemma brewing with Census

New York: New concerns raised over voting machine upgrade  |  County prepares residents for new voting machines  | County rolls out new voting machines at fair  |  Voting-rights case for disabled students settled

North Carolina: Sampson County commissioner alleges election violation

North Dakota: Libertarians sue over election laws

Ohio: Mailing to seek clarification of voter registration status

Tennessee: Second Shelby County resident indicted on voter fraud  |  Election commission office a busy place  |  Victim found in trunk thought to be Monroe election official  |  Poll watcher challenges woman's right to vote

Vermont: Gibbs seek secretary of state's office

Virginia: McDonnell restores rights to 506 eligible felons

West Virginia: House, Senate agree on August date for special election  |  Deal reached on special election

Monday, 19 July 2010

Jul 17-19 2010

National News: Ballot secrecy compromised in NM, other states

Overseas News: Pew commends Uniform Law Commission

Arizona: Lt. governor could replace secretary of state  |  Election questionnaires: Secretary of state  |  Election workers needed

California: County to purchase better election devices  |  Special election cost San Luis Obispo half a million  |  Bill guaranteeing polling stations become law

Colorado: Record primary registration does not mean record voters

Connecticut: Bysiewicz going on air to encourage voter registration

Florida: Election chief faces 'crunch time'  |  Poll worker force reduced, precincts combined  |  Bascom cancels July election

Georgia: Rockdale to use new polling method  |  Decision day dawns

Indiana: County taking a look at USI polling place

Louisiana: Ex-police chief sentenced to service

Maryland: Maryland invalidates independent voters

New Jersey: Vineland may move election to November

New York: County election inspector training

North Carolina: Decision on early voting still in limbo  |  Early voting contends with library schedules  |  GOP contests number of early voting sites

Ohio: County elections chief to step down

South Carolina: Polling sites stir dispute  |  Pamlico elections board getting help

Tennessee: Here's what you need to know about local, state and federal elections  |  Half ballots often cast during early voting  |  Car of Monroe County election official found burning with body in trunk

Texas: NAACP looks at runoff election

Friday, 16 July 2010

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Jul 14, 2010

Technology News: Bladerton leads financing in Scytl

Alabama: State launches pilot online vote reporting system

California: Registrar of voters to purchase $650K in equipment to speed up vote count  |  Mechanics of a recount  |  Tulare County discovers 2,500 ballots not counted  |  Vote recount expensive for Salas  |  Funds OK'd to fix election mishap  | Election-night error results in 10 percent of ballots not being counted

Florida: Budget proposal stirs up ballot-box issue

Georgia: With court approval, state continues to verify voters  |  Health officials offer free shots at early voting locations  | Second site open for early voting

Illinois: Benedictine receives grant to recruit election judges

Iowa: Just over 2,100 voters registered on day of primary

Kansas: Advance voting opens today

Maine: Council OKs poll consolidation

Minnesota: 30 people charged with election fraud

New York: County prepares Scarsdale for new voting machines  |  County switching to electronic voting machines

North Carolina: State NAACP, Kinston citizens intervene in nonpartisan lawsuit

Ohio: Mediation approved to try to reach an agreement  |  Poll workers needed in Cuyahoga County  |  Poll workers discover abandoned dogs

West Virginia: Manchin unveils Senate election measure  |  Governor's bill calls for election to fill vacant Senate seat  |  Area officials concerned over election timing  |  Timeline worries election officials