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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Sep 22, 2010

Alabama: Judge denies discovery in Voting Rights case

California: County clerk uses town hall to dispel rumors  |  Woman pleads no contest in Fresno election fraud case  |  Fire station serves as new polling place

Delaware: Delaware meets new law's overseas ballot deadline

District of Columbia: D.C. elections director: 'We did a pretty good job'

Guam: Election commission violates MOVE Act?

Illinois: County Dems won't sue Shelden over campus voting locale  |  Orr honor election judges

Indiana: Voting machines vying for local use on display  |  GOP secretary of state nominee leaves council  |  Clerk bypasses board to expand early voting  |  Polling place moved to USI campus

Iowa: New process will aid in counting votes

Kentucky: High schoolers participate in mock election

Maryland: Task force to study ways to speed up vote count

Massachusetts: Municipalities gearing upf ro voter registration

Minnesota: Nobles County gets elections grant

Montana: Montanans living overseas get voting tools

Nebraska: Election commission launches newly designed website

New Jersey: Residents call clerk's office after 2nd vote-by-mail application  |  Residents confused by 2nd vote-by-mail application

New York: City BOE: Don't make us scapegoats for primary mishaps  |  New voting machines, slow results  |  Pols call for ballot box fixes before election

North Carolina: Instant runoff voting will appear on November ballot

North Dakota: Just one polling site for Benson County

South Dakota: Absentee voting gets underway

Tennessee: Hearing delayed on Rutherford County election error  |  Rutherford County officials escape disciplinary hearing for election error  |  55 apply for election administrator position

Texas: Lubbock helps Houston elections  |  Precint 1 election controversy in Hidalgo County  |  County lends machines after fire hits warehouse

West Virginia: Solution offered over ballot controversy  |  Other options?

Wisconsin: Barrett, Walker disagree over photo ID, registering at polls

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Sep 21, 2010

Arizona: Tea party t-shirt headed to court

California: Four cities plan for ranked-choice voting

Florida: November election ballots in the mail

Indiana: Elections board to debate satellite voting--again

Louisiana: Secretary of state stops in Vidalia

Maryland: Turnout still low with new voting rules  |  Absentee envelopes scrutinized in Worcester

Minnesota: Group fighting to restore voting rights to felons on probation  |  The curious case of the inmate who voted while in jail

Missouri: Absentee ballots by secure email now available for military voters

Nebraska: Voting system aims to reduce waiting times

New York: Election monitors sought for city  |  New law mandates polling places be accesible to disabled voters

North Dakota: Spirit Lake polling site on county agenda

Ohio: Partisanship, redistricting underlie high-stakes secretary race

Oklahoma: Lawsuit over state questions may be re-filed

Pennsylvania: Should places of worship be used for polling places?

Rhode Island: Recounts scheduled in primary races

South Dakota: Early voting dawns sooner this year

Texas: County geared up for election with borrowed machines  |  Election back on track in Harris County

Vermont: Candidate responds to questions surrounding crash

Washington: Reed says voters prefer Washington's top-two primary  |  Ban on felon voting goes before the 9th Circuit  |  Reed discusses Washington elections and future of voting

West Virginia: Tennant calls GOP ballot lawsuit frivolous

Wisconsin: Group alleges voter suppression effort

Monday, 20 September 2010

Sep 18-20, 2010

National News: Early bird gets the vote?

Arkansas: Students learning about election process

California: State online voter registration still years off

Colorado: Garfield's voting machines ready for election day

Connecticut: Dems, GOP spar over special election

District of Columbia: Justice Dept. reaches deal with District on military voting

Florida: Review finds dead, felons on voter rolls  |  Thousands of dead people, felons still on Florida voter rolls  |  Supervisor of elections' new office in jeopardy  |  Election mail to Jackson deceased angers relatives  |  Treasure Coast elections offices putting ballots in mail

Hawaii: Confusion mars elections  |  Hundreds of Maui voters placed in wrong district  |  Election officials report few problems

Illinois: Election judges still needed

Indiana: Effort for Warrick satellite vote site appears dead  |  Push begins for vote centers

Iowa: Satellite voting sites to remain the same

Kansas: Secretary of state announces election initiatives

Louisiana: Common Cause criticizes election procedures  |  Two city polling places moved

Maine: What is ranked-choice voting

Maryland: Plan to speed up Prince George's vote count slowed process

Minnesota: Revamped voting procedures begin today for general election  |  Ritchie unveils new online 'peace of mind' tool for absentee ballots

New York: Residents react to new voting machines

North Carolina: Study calls N.C. among best at protecting voters  |  Voting 'pre-registration' begins this week  |  Buncombe County BOE declines to move voting site

Ohio: Lawsuit seeks end to Cuyahoga voters' advantage on vote-by-mail

Oklahoma: Ballot measure would require voter ID

Tennessee: Election commission, Dems prepare for trial over election  |  Election commissioners want state to lookin into new voting law

Texas: Voting machine fire remains a mystery

Utah: Weber State early votign to open to Davis residents

Vermont: GOP secretary of state candidate falls asleep, crashes car

West Virginia: Six: Ballot rulings could be costly  |  Online voting begins for military, overseas

Wisconsin: Alderwoman rebuts claim of hitting poll worker with car

Friday, 17 September 2010

Sep 17, 2010

National News: Problems awaiting us at the ballot box on election day

Technology News: Study recommends reporting e-voting machine defects to national database

Alabama: Shelby County Voting Rights case on faster legal track

California: State senator charged with vote fraud and perjury

Colorado: Report: Colorado voting system could be much improved in November  |  Buescher denies shirking secretary duties

District of Columbia: Voting machine contract get Justice Dept. review

Florida: Former elections chief John Barton dead at 67

Georgia: ID scanners to be used for November general election

Hawaii: Some voters still lacking corrected mail-in ballots  |  Early voting ends, thousands cast ballots

Illinois: Court fight possible over early voting site on UI campus

Iowa: Candidates clash over showing ID before voting

Maryland: State authorities check voting fraud allegation  |  Elections board explains vote delays  |  Primary not without a few polling place hitches  |  Absentee ballots under investigation

Massachusetts: Hampden's hand count criticized  |  Plympton votes the old fashioned way

Michigan: Voting laws under fire  |  Dem secretary of state nominee visits GOP rival's office to set debate

Minnesota: Fire moves polling place

New Mexico: County clerk concerned about lax third-party voter registration rules

New York: Voting machine contract gets Justice Dept. review  |  Few major issues with new voting machines  |  DeBlasio seeks answers to voting machine snarls  |  Election commissioners give new voting machines a grade of A-  |  Granger vote delay attributed to first-time mistake  |  No state law for media restriction at voting sites  |  Greenfield wants federal monitors to ensure ballot secrecy in November

Ohio: Cuyahoga County elections board gears up for vote-by-mail

Tennessee: Commissioners don't want to consolidate voting precincts

Texas: Arson still not ruled out in voting machine fire

Vermont: Secretary of state candidates tied for money

Virginia: Voting changes in store in Waynesboro?

West Virginia: GOP filing ballot lawsuit  |  Barbour County needs election workers, offers increased pay  |  Same precinct, different polling place

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Sep 16, 2010

California: Ex-S.F. registrar Jay William Patterson, III dies

District of Columbia: New voting machines cause delays  |  Once again, delays plague counting of ballots in District  |  DC elections board scolded by politicians, defends counting pace

Florida: Report: No election wrongdoing

Hawaii: More than 60,000 absentee ballots already returned  |  Clock is ticking for Honlulu's absentee voters

Illinois: GOP email accuses Dems of polling place plot

Indiana: Lawmakers fight for vote centers  |  Vote centers get big 'yes' vote

Iowa: Mauro says opponent misleading voters

Kansas: Kobach proposes creating an online voter fraud reporting program

Maryland: Tallying early votes slows election count  |  Computer problems slow Baltimore tally  |  Delays in election results caused by human error  |  Early voting costs still being added  |  Candidate claims votes missing, officials skeptical  |  Prince George's elections chief explains slow tally

Massachusetts: Power fails at polls  |  Time to consider voting machines  |  Primaries cost, but voters stay home  |  At the polls, a prayer and some bright orange paint  |  Police arrest polling place robbery suspect

Michigan: Secretary of state candidates largely unknown

Minnesota: Conservative voter group files IRS complaint against LWV

Missouri: No new election in razor-thin race

New Hampshire: Federal law may have slowed ballot counting

New Mexico: Dueling election officials invoke records law  |  Election officials doubt vote safeguards

New York: Mayor takes BOE to taks over voting machine flaws  |  Before vote, city officials fretted about new system  |  Board of elections faces tight deadline to fix voting problems  |  Voting machines register complaints in Westchester  |  Despite some snags, experiences with new voting machines seemed to go smoothly  |  Onondaga County voting scanner reveals bugs to be fixed by November  |  Election officials learn lesson on primary night  |  Top ten stupid problems in Tuesday primary  |  Oneida County election totals still delayed  |  Primary is good 'practice run' for new poll machines  |  Nassau officials blame workers for voting machine woes  |  Election commissioners say primary went smoothly

Ohio: Stark County BOE may move

Oregon: Oregon man accused of casting dead son's ballot

Tennessee: Complaint filed against Hardin County election commission dismissed

Texas: Travis County voters might face long lines on Election Day

Utah: Lawmaker proposes changes to provisional ballot process

Virginia: Brown calls for email investigation

Washington: Woman wants young adults to Rock the Vote

Wisconsin: Federal judge approves agreement on military voting  |  Alderwoman accused of hitting poll worker with car

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Sep 15, 2010

Technology News: Officials in the dark about voting machine problems

Delaware: So far so good as voters turn out at polls

District of Columbia: Voting machine break downs and aggressive campaigners spark trouble  |  Election board problems mar D.C. mayor's race, delay results  |  Judge rejects Gray's request to keep polls open  |  Democracy threatened by a missing seal

Florida: Supervisor of elections defends allegations of denied recount  |  Broward expands early voting for general election

Georgia: Georgia allowed to continue voter verification

Hawaii: Requests sky-rocked for absentee mail-in ballots

Illinois: Cleaning up Alexander County voting rolls

Indiana: Board rejects 3rd attempt to pass campus satellite voting site

Maryland: 'Hiccups' in voting in Prince George's  |  Early voting renders low turnout  |  'Mother-in-law' issues at the ballot box

Massachusetts: Behind voting curtain, the poll workers

Montana: Mail ballot bill dies in committee, another on the way

New Mexico: Secretary of state apologizes for calling elections office 'problematic'

New York: Voting machines face tough first test  |  Bloomberg calls errors a 'royal screw up'  |  Voters complaing of long lines, confusing machines  |  Schumer fumes after voting system fails at his polling place  |  Voting machine glitches on Long Island  |  A new way of voting, some hiccups  |  Scattered problems for new voting machines  |  Voting machine glitches haunt voting in Broome County  |  New voting machine malfunctions in Lewisboro  |  New voting machines cause few problems in Hudson Valley

Oklahoma: Voter ID question faces challenges

Oregon: Oregon, Washington secretaries of state oppose cuts to Saturday mail

Rhode Island: Mollis wins RI Dem primary for secretary  |  GOP chairman seeks probe, says poll workers misled voters  |  Police called to polling place

Tennessee: Sullivan County election commission wants raise for poll workers  |  Election administrator still up in the air

Texas: Harris County will also offer paper ballots  |  Elections board lobbies for changes  |  Military, overseas voters to receive first ballots

Washington: Washington, Oregon secretaries of state oppose cuts to Saturday mail

West Virginia: Attorney general may enter ballot challenge

Wisconsin: Milwaukee County keeps a close eye-out for voter fraud  |  Hartford polling places run out of paper ballots  |  Primary ballots cause confusion, some concern

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Sep 14, 2010

National News: DOJ IG to review voting rights section

U.S. Virgin Islands: Vote goes off despite rain and late opening

California: Federal judge upholds city's IRV system  |  Judge OKs ranked choice voting

District of Columbia: More than 2,000 ballots cast early  |  DC, Maryland gird for a busy day at the polls  |  There may be no quick call in mayoral race

Georgia: Elections director contract off the table in Cobb

Illinois: Census: Voters may exceed residents in county

Indiana: GOP again shoots down satellite voting

Maryland: Prince George's readies for Tuesday balloting  |  DC, Maryland gird for busy day at the polls

Massachusetts: Danvers changes polling place for primary

Minnesota: Minnesota, Wisconsin chase double voting  |  Ritchie touts early voting

Mississippi: Company protests Hinds purchase of voting equipment without bids

Montana: Mail ballot stumbles for now

New York: Election watchdogs positioned for record voting mishaps  |  Electronic voting makes its way to New York  |  Optical voting machines get first use in New York  |  Lever machines are election history  |  Voting goes hi-tech  |  Bill could increase student voter turnout  |  Broome battle tested when it comes to new voting system  |  Are poll workers being used to inflate job totals?

North Carolina: A statewide race to use IRV

Ohio: Elections board reduces polling places

Oklahoma: Voter ID state question faces challenges  |  Oklahoma man casts ballot in Oklahoma, Tenn.

Rhode Island: Teens join long-time veterans to man the polls

West Virginia: GOP considers lawsuit over ballot layout

Wisconsin: Wisconsin, Minnesota chase double voting  |  Local clerks prep for primary voters

Monday, 13 September 2010

Sep 11-13, 2010

Alabama: Federal judge hears early arguments in Voting Rights suit  |  Alabama Supreme Court sides with former secretary of state

Arizona: County says 7 people tried to vote twice in last election  |  New immigration debate focuses on voting rights

California: New federal probe targets scandal-ridden suburb  |  County voting strictly by mail weighed  |  Final cost of special election: $750K

Connecticut: Plymouth election audit shows few problems

District of Columbia: DC jail inmates cast their ballots  |  Gray supporters accused of luring voters to polls with gift cards

Florida: Candidate sues Dent over recount refusal  |  Theresa LePore, full-time volunteer

Illinois: Dispure over early voting on campus moves on--to location

Indiana: Satellite vote centers eyed for '11

Iowa: Elections watchdog group sees problem with voter rolls in 7 Iowa counties

Maryland: Little interest shown for early voting  |  What does early voting cost us?  |  In Harford, more than 3,200 vote early

Minnesota: Secretary of state candidate touts election reform  |  Severson wants ID at the polls

New York: Voting machines to be tested in primary election  |  In primaries, casting a ballot without pulling a lever  |  New ballots bring new complications to New York  |  Anticipating confusion with new voting system, lawyers group offers election-day hotline  |  Officials ready for primary

Ohio: Brunner answers election board complaints

Oklahoma: State question 746 to bring voter ID issue to voters

Tennessee: Election commission filed point-by-point rebuttal to litigants  |  'We failed' Meigs election administrator on probation

Texas: Houston scrambles after blaze that destroyed voting machines  |  Houston voting irregularities could impact November election  |  County looks at election chief outside of politics  |  Lawsuit filed over special election

Wisconsin: Decision on ranked-choice voting looms  |  Two Western Wisconsin men charged with voter fraud

Friday, 10 September 2010

Sep 10, 2010

U.S. Virgin Islands: Judge dismisses ballot lawsuit

Alabama: County Voting Rights Act challenge going before federal judge

Alaska: Division of elections complete absentee ballot count

Arkansas: Secretary of state: Polling place vote OK

California: Poway still being billed for recall election

Colorado: Political coalition pushes for ranked voting

Delaware: New voter pre-registration law encourages youth civic particiapation

District of Columbia: Gray seeks FBI probe of vote-buying allegations

Florida: Ross: Edwards should resign

Georgia: Scanners to speed up November vote in Gwinnett

Illinois: Student senate, county clerk disagree on campus polling place

Indiana: County advised to create money-saving 'vote centers'

Maryland: Early voting proving to be a success  |  Maryland sees low turnout in first early voting run  |  Ehrlich holds nose and votes early

New Mexico: Elections chief draws ire from county clerks

New York: NY set to use new voting machines  |  Voting machines get test Tuesday  |  New voting machines go county-wide Tuesday  |  Dutchess ready to roll out new voting machines  |  Residents call new voting machines easy to use  |  Election officials respond to small type on ballot  |  Inmates to get absentee ballots  |  Miller Place polling site moved

North Carolina: State gets to test instant-runoff

Tennessee: Shelby County elections commission fires back  |  Democrats seek to consolidate lawsuits

Vermont: Transparency becomes an issue in SoS race

Wisconsin: State election officials reach deal with feds over military ballots  |  Wis. reaches deal on military/overseas ballots

Wednesday, 08 September 2010

Sep 09, 2010

National News: Absentee ballots: It's easier to vote, so why aren't more people voting?

U.S. Virgin Islands: Judge to rule today on ballot suit

California: Study to consider alternatives to InkaVote Plus

District of Columbia: Dear Votemaster: If you vote with a special ballot

Georgia: Scanners expected to help on election day

Hawaii: Fewer polls raise fear over turnout

Indiana: High school students get a crash course in voting

Kansas: Fuel tax election costs detailed

Maryland: Machines mark arrival of new way to cast vote  |  400 choose to vote early  |  Few taking advantage so far of early voting

Michigan: Oakland court impanels grand jury to investigate election fraud

Minnesota: Ritchie asks residents to vote in honor of a veteran

New Mexico: Herrera's staff turmoil started early

New York: A new era of balloting  |  Officials predict statewide use of new voting machines will be trouble free  |  Onondaga County BOE moving to more accessible site  |  DeGrace retiring as elections commissioner  |  New machines will greet voters at polls  |  Voting scanners a problem for the elderly

Ohio: Taxpayers pay big for unused ballots  |  Elections board grants pay raises  |  Election leaders may revive BiLo early voting

Pennsylvania: KU to recruit students to work election polls

South Carolina: County discourages use of certain registration sites

South Dakota: Shannon County, Pine Ridge move to protect voting rights

Texas: Harris County officials remain confident in voting system

Vermont: Recount begins, faces shortage of volunteers

West Virginia: Election specialist from W.Va. to observe election in Afghanistan