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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Oct 21, 2010

Alabama: Berry charged with voter fraud, perjury  |  Absentee voter fraud investigation opened

Alaska: State segregates 17 Homer ballots  |  Write-in candidate list mistakenly posted in voting booths

Arizona: In Arizona, illegal immigrants, felons and multi-state residents vote unabated

Colorado: Judge won't reinstate 6, 000 purged voters  |  Routt County must copy ballots after error  |  Routt County voters express trust after ballot error  |  Stripped by electioneering law

Connecticut: GOP chair alleges vote fraud

Florida: It's the law: Election ballots must be printed in two languages  |  Voters trying to beat the crowd end up in one  |  County moving polling place from church with 'vote for Jesus' sign  |  Early voters can get flu shots

Idaho: Changes you need to know before Election Day

Illinois: Board of elections and DOJ in talks over overseas ballots

Indiana: Election 101: Poll workers get training  |  Winstead and Fowler seeking job of clerk

Iowa: Election software developed in Cerro Gordo

Kentucky: Vote fraud in Kentucky  |  Officials watching for voter fraud

Maine: Portland ponders local voting by noncitizens

Maryland: Hyattsville councilmember wants to extend local voting to noncitizens

Massachusetts: Polling place consolidation considered

Minnesota: A bounty for fraud catchers

Nebraska: Secretary of state candidates speak out

New York: Onondaga County saves money by printing its own ballots  |  Election commissioners manage ballot headaches  |  Hornell polling site changed  |  Oops: November ballot is out of order

North Carolina: Runoff system draws fire  |  Elections board hears polling place squabble

North Dakota: As many as 40 percent of Burleigh County voters may cast ballot early

Ohio: Columbus attorney appointed to review absentees  |  Candidates focus on business, elections and reapportionment

Oklahoma: No problem for state military ballots

Oregon: About 1,000 Portland voters receive wrong ballot  |  Ballot delay will be investigated

Pennsylvania: Polling place changes approved

Rhode Island: Secretary of state race: Mollis cites business-friendly office  |  Secretary of state race: Taylor seeks transparency

South Carolina: Republican officials criticize Beaufort election official for complaining about application glut

Tennessee: Way to cast ballot changes again

Texas: Paperless voting to continue for a while  |  Election officials breaking in ePollbooks

Virginia: Ex-official sends letter of complaint about email

Washington: Emailed overseas ballots under fire in Washington

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Oct 20, 2010

National News: Felon voting rights expanded in 23 states

Technology News: AT&T targets voters with VoterHub iPhone app

Overseas News: Online ballots can help overseas votes count

U.S. Virgin Islands: Burglar hits VI elections system offices

Alabama: Chapman worries about election abuses

Alaska: Democrats object to posting of write-in list  |  Candidate not seeking write-in monitors

California: Incumbent secretary of state seeks another term to fulfill agenda  |  Closure of polling places leads to protest, possible lawsuit  |  Alameda County final vote count could take days  |  Ranked-choice voting may delay results  |  Ranked-choice voting explained  |  Polling place reduction causes Fresno uproar

Colorado: What does it cost to mail-in ballots?  |  Problems arise with early voting

Florida: Small army of poll workers ready for Election Day  |  More people using early voting, supervisor says

Illinois: Ballots hand-delivered to inmates while soldiers wait

Indiana: Voter card law may deal him out  |  Mobile voter registration site now available  |  Two Union County precincts to get new polling places

Iowa: Mauro puts ad on TV in secretary of state race

Kansas: Another error found on ballot  |  Talk of voter ID law  |  Brownback calls for citizenship checks for voters

Maryland: An assist for absentee voters

Massachusetts: Galvin rival: Secretary's voter info guide 'a campaign piece'

Michigan: TV ads airing in secretary of state race  |  Secretary of state hopeful a hero, villain in 2 ads

Minnesota: For some, foreclosures threaten ability to vote

Mississippi: Plaintiffs plan write-in election appeal

Nevada: Offering food or other rewards to encourage voter turnout OK

New York: Review: Lateness, privasy issues marred primary  |  Comptroller's review shows widespread complaints over voting machines  |  Elections bring voting booth changes  |  Missing deadline for military ballots, elections board hopes for best  |  Making sure polling places are accessible turning out to be quite the task

North Carolina: Voters, candidates continue to talk of voting problems

North Dakota: Tough race for a low-key job  |  Judge to rule on Benson County polling location

Ohio: Elections board requests funds  |  Avondale starts early voting shuttle service  |  Backlog of paper ballots expected to delay results

Pennsylvania: Voter mailer labeled misleading  |  Emmitsburg mayor proposes changes to how town votes

South Dakota: State probes voting 'feeds'

Tennessee: Audit faults Cumberland County election process

Texas: Polling place moved  |  Harris County warns parties to watch the poll watchers  |  State inspectors to monitor Dallas County for fraud  |  Travis County commissioners approve possible voting changes  |  County clerk launches website

Utah: Early voting begins, officials hope it helps boost turnout

Vermont: Vermont town clerks issue report card

Virginia: Complaint filed

Washington: State under fire for emailed overseas ballots  |  Judges agree that state's felon voting law is reasonable

West Virginia: Early voting keeps Jefferson County election workers busy

Wisconsin: Bigger push for absentee voting just one change  |  Felons challenge voting prohibition  |  Election fraud case becomes battleground  |  Tosa woman sentenced to prison for illegal vote

Monday, 18 October 2010

Oct 16-18, 2010

National News: How early voting is changing elections  |  Preparing for a fight over write-in ballots

Overseas News: Absentee ballots mailed late to overseas voters

Alabama: DA probes into Wilcox voter fraud  |  Polling places have changed around the county

California: Steps taken to stop snafus  |  Undeliverable ballots cost the county money

Colorado: Secretary of state Buescher hires director despite freeze

Florida: Elections supervisor Kathy Dent may not run again  |  Lake County election official test voting equipment  |  Supervisor of elections office and McDonald's partner for greater voter awareness  |  Brevard County gears up for the election despite downsizes  |  New technology makes early voting even faster

Illinois: Illinois race turns to voting concerns  |  Elections board: Fewer than 2,900 overseas ballots mailed late  |  Ex-elections official still owes victim  |  RI clerk candidates look to restore voter trust  |  Court action delays ballots  |  Polling places pop up on campus

Indiana: Gary loses precincts

Kansas: Immigration heats up race for secretary of state

Maine: Ensuring the right to vote for the blind

Maryland: Early votes might be counted earlier

Michigan: Runner Benson approaches secretary race like a marathon  |  Absentee balloting frozen after cadidate's death

Nevada: Voting booth returns to Dessler

New Jersey: GOP takes issue with placement on mail-in ballot

New Mexico: Error omits candidate from ballot  |  Allegations against incumbent could help GOP win secretary seat  |  Scandal clouds secretary of state race

New York: Many villages may switch to paper ballots for March elections  |  Orleans eletions official says new voting machines working fine  |  Overseas voters get more time, NYC voters get more info

North Carolina: Elections chief says 'no conspiracy' in voting machine glitch  |  Some experience early voting woes  |  In instant-runoff voting, your third vote's the charm

Oklahoma: Voter ID, term limits are hot issues

South Carolina: Election officials explain absentee voting

South Dakota: Election evolution

Texas: Harris County early voting  |  Last minute preps before early voting  |  Dallas County voting machines case appealed to Supreme Court  |  Election infrastructure normal as early voting begins  |  Harris County rocks the vote, costly fire not included  |  Public urged to vote early, starting today  |  Cadidates disagree on voter ID

West Virginia: Special election cost county $100K

Wisconsin: Ex-worker pleads guilty to voter fraud  |  Special election to replace Falk could cost $300K

Friday, 15 October 2010

Oct 15, 2010

National News: How mail-in ballots might confuse polls and Election Day results

Technology News: Neb. election firm reaches deal over trade secrets

Overseas News: Justice Department moves to counter overseas absentee ballot lag

U.S. Virgin Islands: Senators grill elections chief on paper ballot issue

Arizona: Secretary of state vs. lieutenant governor  |  Recorder not responsible for problems with form  |  Lawsuit over t-shirt may have broader ramifications

California: Election Day help is a click away  |  Riverside registrar says office will be ready for election  |  Added postage needed for mail-in ballots  |  Allegations of missing ballots untrue

Colorado: County clerk candidates tout experience, differ on details

Connecticut: Voter fraud complaint against Ann Coulter dismissed

Florida: Voting machines tested  |  56,000+ Duval voters may become ineligible

Georgia: Long ballot may mean long lines  |  Gwinnett special election set

Idaho: Vote by mail initiative dropped  |  GOP argues for closed primary

Illinois: Illinois candidate's name misspelled as "Whitey"  |  Many overseas soldiers get ballots late  |  Military ballots went two weeks late, St. Clair clerk says  |  Plaque to honor long-time election officials  |  Many counties missed military ballot deadline

Kansas: Advance voting ad causing controversy  |  Kansas has 7 counties late in mailing overseas ballots

Kentucky: Carroll County to use digital scan voting system in election

Massachusetts: Busy election ahead

Michigan: Clerk: Rest assured your vote will be counted

Minnesota: Group offers rewards for voter fraud convictions

Missouri: Polling place moves to new location

Nebraska: Gale urges public to report election fraud

Nevada: Foreclosure increase triggers voter concern

New Jersey: After two weeks, no jurors selected in AC vote fraud trial

New Mexico: Secretary of state seeks re-election  |  State senator runs for secretary of state

North Carolina: First day of one-stop voting a success  |  Early voting draws surprise crowd

Ohio: Lawsuit: Tea partier booted from polling place

Pennsylvania: Lancaster County may move polling places

South Carolina: Voter registration office scrambles to process 500 requests that came in one envelope

Tennessee: FBI hotline to handle election complaints

Utah: Early voting all the rage in Salt Lake County  |  Polling place bears the name of the candidate

Washington: Veteran auditor challenged for first time

West Virginia: Natalie Tennant: We were right about special election

Wisconsin: Clerk says summer special election would cost nearly $300K

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Oct 14, 2010

National News: Voting righs lawyers gird for election  |  Warnings over voter suppression

Alabama: 'Human error' caused Autauga County voting problem

Alaska: Murkowski makes write-in bid official

California: Candidates for secretary of state debate in Sunnyvale  |  Lick those stamps Alameda County voters  |  Riverbank election: $40k to $50k

Colorado: Mail-in ballots on their way to voters  |  12,000 votesr listed as non-citizens  |  Two experienced candidates vie for San Miguel county clerk

Connecticut: Bysiewicz: Conn. successfully implemented federal MOVE Act

Florida: Pinellas voting headquarters working out any kinks in ballot system  |  Glitch in the state databse delays mailing of absentee ballots

Guam: Overseas voting lawsuit commences

Illinois: DOJ reviewing to see if military ballots went out on time  |  Most counties shipped military, overseas ballots on time  |  Voters may be apathetic, but newest election judges are pumped

Kansas: County begins mailing advance ballots  |  Texting service brings election updates to Kansas voters

Kentucky: Elections board to complete preparations on machines  |  Dozens of precincts to have new voting machines

Louisiana: Election day holiday for Mandeville city employees under scrutiny

Minnesota: Vergas County increases election judge hourly rate

Mississippi: Judge refuses to stop write-in election

Nebraska: Gale challenged by Freemont attorney  |  Nebraska early voting slumps

Nevada: Fiery Nevada secretary of state debate focuses on past allegations  |  Foreclosures not an impediment for Nevada voters

New York: Schumer asks NY to give overseas voters more time  |  AG candidate proposes changes to increase voter participation

North Carolina: Instant runoff voting means changes to the ballot

North Dakota: Prosecutor responds to tribal lawsuit

Ohio: Elections board favors move  |  Morgan elections board in funding dispute  |  Secretary of state candidates focus on business, elections

Oregon: Voter's pamphlets missing 60 pages  |  Four seek county clerk's job

Tennessee: Election commission urges voters to voice problems  |  Dickson polls back up after hiccup

Texas: High court mulls allowing electronic ballot case

West Virginia: Early voting begins in Eastern Panhandle  |  Greenbrier County tried ePollbooks  |  Tennant: GOP gripe about Mon voting sites baseless

Wisconsin: Clerks cry foul over ab

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Oct 13, 2010

Colorado: Commissioners defend polling places  |  Challenger criticizes clerk  |  Half a million dollar fine becomes issue in secretary of state race  |  Past problems could spur Weld to post deputies at polling places

Florida: Some Clay voters received misprinted absentee ballot return envelopes

Georgia: A closer look at Georgia's secretary of state race  |  Gwinnett $pecial election  |  Republican incumbent tries to hold off challengers in secretary of state race

Guam: Ballot counting extended for congressional seat

Idaho: Kootenai County clerk's race

Illinois: Federal holiday kicks off early voting  |  Early voting center on campus open for business  |  Voter feels clerk is campaigning at polls

Indiana: Vigo County voting machines tested  |  Vigo County rehearses vote tabulation system for Nov. 2

Iowa: Officials: Satellite voting petitions up

Kansas: County to offer early satellite voting  |  Candidates for secretary of state clash over voter fraud

Maryland: Maryland pioneers faster way to vote absentee

Missouri: Greene Countyto use electronic check-in on Election Day

Montana: Missoula County clerk/recorder faces challenge for first time

Nebraska: Clerk red-faced after gaffe

Nevada: Fact checker: No, illegal immigrants are not voting at the polls  |  Election officials says it's too late to change ballot

New Mexico: Herrera's troubles give GOP rare shot at office  |  Feds, NM reach agreement on voter violations

New York: Keeping it simple on Election Day  |  Election officials announce plan to speed reporting of results  |  Griffo calls for urgent action to fix votign flaws  |  Electronic voting gets thumbs up  |  U.S. sues to ensure military votes are counted

North Dakota: Dorgan requests review of polling place dispute

South Carolina: Would new election day aid turnout?  |  County comes through on polling place pledge

Tennessee: Election officials work on mending trust

Texas: Group of Travis voters takes e-voting case to Texas Supreme Court  |  County offers on-campus early voting  |  Dallas County commissioners call on state to monitor election for fraud  |  Time-consuming ballot will greet Keller voters

Vermont: Questions for secretary of state candidates

Virginia: Board of elections says glitch was harmless

Washington: State voter guide missing pages

West Virginia: In-person early voting starts today

Wisconsin: Voter fraud billboard causes concer for some  |  Groups protest over voter fraud ads  |  State court to rule on felon voting ban  |  Elections chief advises against using personal information on absentee ballots

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Oct 12, 2010

Alabama: Mobile County should eliminate some voting precicnts, sheriff says

California: More than half a million Orange County ballots mailed out  |  Candidates exploit ranked-choice endorsements  |  Voters being asked to seal absentee ballots correctly

Colorado: Mail ballots go out today in Routt County  |  Boulder County tests voting equipment  |  Local in-person voting done largely at churches

Florida: Wrong absentee ballots sent to voters

Georgia: Preview of secretary of state race

Guam: GEC prepares for day in federal court

Hawaii: Voting machines being tested

Idaho: Secretary of state candidates debate

Illinois: Clerk race features veteran vs. new comer

Indiana: Early voting begins, but not without glitches  |  Special prosecutors in Charlie White case  |  Two special prosecutors chosen in Charlie White investigation

Kansas: Voting rights for mentally ill in hands of voters in November

Michigan: Township passes Election day parking ordinance

Minnesota: Twin cities boasts best youth turnout

Mississippi: Voter fraud cases stick  |  Hosemann launching voter education campaign

Missouri: Royster claims new proof of voter fraud

Nevada: Candidate wants party names spelled out on voting machines  |  Ballot glitch fixed for Elko County voters

New Mexico: Herrera email appears to be about politics

New York: BOE survey finds thousands of voters have major issues with new voting machines  |  Elections board in ballots failure

North Carolina: Separate ballot for wet/dry vote  |  Early voting starts, judicial ballot offers a first  |  Instant runoff to be used for first time in this election

North Dakota: Spirit Lake takes Benson County to court  |  Spirit Lake tribe wants polling place

Ohio: Votign machines allocated to precincts

Oregon: Mail-in ballots change how Oregon campaigns

Texas: November's ballot a lenghty read  |  County accidentally displays flag of Chile on ballot  |  Elections board to consider fraud charges

Wisconsin: Official questions sending out absentee voter information

Wyoming: Clerk says more voting before November 2

Monday, 11 October 2010

Oct 09-11, 2010

National News: Minority voters face language barriers at the polls

Technology News: EAC launches online map that shows where federally certified voting systems are used

Alaska: Senate results may not be known for weeks

Arizona: Polling places moved for general election  |  Chandler checklist involves more than voting

California: Solano's mail-in ballots could be delayed  |  County prepares voters for ranked-choice system

Colorado: Election officials testing voting machines  |  State voter registration splits candidates  |  Majority of Broomfield voters skipping trip to polls  |  Weld clerk to post deputies at vote centers  |  Judge's ruling forces Arapahoe to accept mail-in ballots at all polling sites

Connecticut: Voting machine age ends  |  Coulter to face election officials

District of Columbia: Hearing sums up primary: Poor training, rushed preparations

Georgia: Elections supervisor looks back at a fulfilling career  |  Project aims to improve voter access

Illinois: 'Voter integrity' push stirs up Illinois race

Indiana: Public voting machines tested in Marion County  |  Secretary of state race drawing lots of attention  |  Controversy shines light on usually obscure race  |  Special prosecutor not yet chosen

Iowa: Edal helps Webster County elections run smoothly

Kansas: Voter fraud an issue in Kansas secretary of state race

Kentucky: Election officers plentiful in Warren

Louisiana: Election night returns slowed by computer problems

Maryland: Md. puts absentee ballots online

Michigan: Another senior benefit: Absentee ballots  |  Secretary of state candidates square off

Minnesota: Snapshot of the secretary of state race

Montana: Vote by mail: Could it work in Montana?  |  Audit finds federal election money used well  |  County threatened with lawsuit over merger of precincts

New Jersey: Judge finds no evidence of voter fraud

New Mexico: Herrera accuses Salazare of staging burglary

Ohio: Secretary of state hopefuls have common objectives

Oregon: County clerk files election law complaint

South Carolina: Thousands apply to vote absentee

Tennessee: Putnam County election commission recommends no pre-trial diversion  |  Election commission gets ready for November  |  Body found in trunk of burning car investigation has new focus

Texas: Voters with special needs  |  Election board to consider fraud charges

Virginia: Should town move elections from May to November?

West Virginia: Election official observes Afghan voting

Wisconsin: Alderwoman will not face charges

Friday, 08 October 2010

Oct 08, 2010

Arizona: Avondale will consider election cycle change

Arkansas: Martin, O'Brien spar in heated secretary of state race

California: Registrar says county full of able poll workers  |  Fewer polling places for Nov. 2  |  Invalid write-ins slow vote county, increase costs of election

Colorado: Secretary of state candidates see different paths to same priorities

Connecticut: State to tackle Ann Coulter voter fraud allegations

District of Columbia: Slow and steady decides the race

Georgia: Election law change approved by Feds

Idaho: Secretary of state candidates debate

Indiana: Poll: Charlie White leads secretary of state race

Iowa: Voter rules split secretary of state candidates  |  Satellite voting dates and times announced  |  Biobox for secretary of state candidates

Louisiana: Vote totals hold up throughout Central Louisiana

Michigan: Benson, Johnson prep for debate

Minnesota: Group pledges to look for voter fraud

Missouri: Appeals court to rule on disputed election by Oct. 15

Nebraska: Program promotes youth workers for November election

New Jersey: Rejected ballots from AC primary to remain sealed

New Mexico: Elections chief contracts with IT company to beef up security

New York: NY comptroller notes voting machine problems  |  St. Lawrence one of a few counties without primary day irregularities  |  DiNapoli Report: 44 county BOE's report primary day problems  |  City said it needed more money to run elections  |  Most counties had problems on primary day

North Dakota: Mock says Jaeger should have checked initiative

Ohio: Lawsuit filed over Morgan County election expenses

Pennsylvania: New polling place OK'd

Tennessee: Judge dismisses election challenge lawsuit

Texas: New voting site for Medina

Vermont: Another secretary of state candidate in crash

Virginia: City will have new polling place

Washington: 9th Circuit upholds Washington's ban on felon voting  |  Inmate voting ban upheld  |  Race for Benton County auditor

West Virginia: County election officials gearing up for election day

Thursday, 07 October 2010

Oct 07, 2010

Alaska: Detours challenge voters in one precinct

Arkansas: Election costing county

California: County's mail-in ballots will cost $.61

Colorado: Pot suit set for day ballots go out

District of Columbia: D.C. Council wanted too much at once, says top election official  |  Professor explains how system was hacked

Florida: Election supervisor fears Amendment 4 passage

Guam: Feds use Guam, U.S. territory's election officials

Indiana: Posey County voters receive absentee ballots by mistake  |  Could scandal swing secretary of state race?  |  No satellite voting at Ball State again

Iowa: Challenger pushes for Iowa voter ID  |  Absentee ballot requests inundate Scott County, state election offices

Maryland: ACLU watches Somerset election  |  Early votes tallied earlier

Michigan: Jocelyn Benson: Preserve voter rights  |  Ruth Johnson: Efficiency, cost cuts key

New Jersey: Residents who move due to foreclosure must notify election officials to vote

New Mexico: Herrera says she's cleaned up secretary of state office  |  Fired PIO: Herrera tried to use him against GOP

New York: Interview with disgruntled elections coordinator  |  Will election workers skew Friday job stats?

North Carolina: New online absentee system voting ballots ease process for local troops

North Dakota: Secretary of state candidates debate

Ohio: Cuyahoga County: Struggle to keep track of 'vanished voters'  |  Wanted: College students to be poll workers  |  Secretary of state candidates say they'll improve elections

South Carolina: Absentee ballot issues in Florence County

Tennessee: Sides in election suit agree on cause, not effect

Virginia: City forced to change voting precincts

Washington: Online voter registration rises

West Virginia: Parking arranged for early Kanawha voters

Wyoming: All systems go: Natrona County tests voting machines