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2010

Monday, 23 August 2010

Aug 21-23, 2010

Alaska: Primary election features three ballot choices for some voters

Arizona: Poll workers trained ahead of Tuesday's election

California: California's online voter registration plan on hold  |  Ranked choice voting outreach effort at Oakland A's game

Connecticut: Greenwich picked...yet again...for audit primary  |  Bysiewicz calls for primary reform

Florida: New sample ballots in Orange County designed to speed up voting  |  Ballot mess still casts pall over election  |  Early voting rates double from 2006

Hawaii: Voting machines tested  |  More residents leaning toward absentee voting

Illinois: Election code faces changes

Indiana: Warrick GOP renews push for vote center

Maine: Single poll site OK'd

Massachusetts: Tiverton changes some polling locations

Michigan: McManus bid faces opposition from clerks

Minnesota: County to handle absentee ballots

New York: Counties gear up for first statewide use of new voting machines  |  New voting machines a success in Broome

Ohio: Era of bilingual ballots will soon dawn in Northeast Ohio  |  Cuyahoga BOE posts bilingual ballots

Oklahoma: Runoffs let few voters decide for the majority

Rhode Island: State police probing voter-card flap

South Dakota: Voter hotline proposed

Tennessee: Rutherford election official says no cover up

Texas: Cost of Keller's election six times as much as expected

Utah: State to promote online voter registration in September

Vermont: Early date may limit Vermont voter turnout

West Virginia: Early voting kicks off in special primary

Wyoming: What took so long on vote tallies?

Friday, 20 August 2010

Aug 20, 2010

National News: How polling places can affect your vote

Technology News: Voting machine tweaked to play Pac Man

Arizona: Maricopa County elections sued over alleged voting violations  |  Problems at polling sites mean thousands of past votes not counted  |  Yavapai testing new voting-anywhere system

California: Appointment or election to fill Riverbank vacancy  |  Rock the vote in your garage

Colorado: Mail-in primary generates more votes

Connecticut: Ballots from two polling places to be recounted  |  Secretary of state's office draws precincts for primary audits

District of Columbia: Togo West new chairman of D.C. elections board

Florida: Residents test voting machines for the blind  |  200+ absentee ballots disqualified

Iowa: Mauro congratulates county election officials

Massachusetts: Walz encourages 17-year olds to register to vote

New York: Voters test new electronic polling machines  |  New voting system gets mixed reviews  |  New machine for voting comes to Boro  |  New voting machines on display  |  Design a better ballot  |  An apology to Hudson Heights seniors...sort of  |  Undergrads experience elections as college poll workers

Ohio: County to debate to take voting machines settlement or go it alone  |  Prosecutor says county should not cave to Justice Dept. on bilingual ballots  |  Elections board moves to trim 10 precincts  |  Special election results finalized

Oklahoma: State questions may confuse voters

Tennessee: Primary certified but unfinished business remains  |  Early voting slip hones mistake election commission says  |  Ill-will brews in Nashville elections office

Texas: Tom Green County elections office fetes workers

West Virginia: County election equipment tested  |  Election worker pay raises considered

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Aug 19, 2010

Arizona: Voters must bring ID to polls  |  Primary election set for Tuesday

California: Learn how ranked choice voting works  |  Term limits case leads to double ballot

Florida: Ex-mayor objects to election changes  |  Early voting saves taxpayers money

Georgia: White County election officials conduct recount

Indiana: Suit challenges jailed voter ban  |  Backers of satellite voting centers plead their case

Massachusetts: Immigrant voter push launched  |  Stow attorney joins race for secretary of state

New York: Voting machines get tryout on Long Island  |  City residents get familiar with new voting machines  |  Hudson Heights seniors angry at board of elections no show

Ohio: No overtime as BOE opens on Labor Day

Pennsylvania: Non-U.S. citizens removed from voter rolls

South Dakota: New system speeds up delivery of absentee ballots

Tennessee: Election commission rules human error caused glitch, clears way for certification  |  Shelby County election commission releases its findings on election day problems  |  Commission indentifies employee who made election day glitch  |  Democrats claim voting machines can be altered  |  Officials defend election system  |  Pair of votes on same day no problem  |  Blount County election commission to correct Rockfor voting problems  |  Election commission admits to early voting mistake  |  County says no votes affected by polling place problems

Texas: New election ordered

Washington: 9th Circuit schedules rehearing of felon voting case  |  Software glitch blamed for delay in results  |  Single server overwhelmed

West Virginia: Mon County voting machines are ready for special election  |  Election officials test voting machines  |  Tennant to review early voting  |  Early voting starts Friday, one absentee ballot received

Wyoming: Write-in votes may impact November election

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Aug 18, 2010

California: Ranked choice voting: Vote for me one, two or three

Colorado: Secretary of state spends $357,487 on lawsuits

Florida: Florida launches new website for election results  |  Early voting turnout is surprising, costly

Guam: Guam takes advantage of early voting

Indiana: Election price tag raises questions  |  Republicans hold firm against satellite voting  |  County elections board debates polling places

Maine: Non-citizen voting, mayoral election procedure to appear on November ballot

Montana: Montana women celebrate 90 years of suffrage

North Carolina: Elections chief's pals work for him, one fired for harassment  |  Perdue: No changes yet on elections board  |  Pedue holds back as accusations about board of elections fly  |  Perdue looks into elections board  |  Hopkins outlines frantic elections

North Dakota: Grand Forks County to have early voting after all

Ohio: Voters will be contacted to correct mis-matched information  |  Columbus board looks to get out of primary business

Rhode Island: Police may probe 'whited-out' voter cards

Tennessee: Election commission canvases voting machines  |  Litigants direct inspection of voting results halted until Monday  |  Delay requested in election review  |  Yarbro asks for expedited recount  |  State senator pushing for voter photo ID  |  Illegal immigrant votes in election  |  Early voting snags election  |  Lawmaker gives primary a grade F  |  Rockford voting problems 'troubling' mayor says

Texas: Voting system stays  |  Hidalgo County presses on with disputed election  |  Some Tom Green County polling places to change

Washington: Snohomish ballot mailing error irks some  |  Washington election returns crash state computers  |  Secretary of state says computer problems slow results  |  Mistake leaves 1,100 voters without ballots on election day  |  Ballot counting change in Franklin County  |  Illegal residents could be voting

West Virginia: Most W.Va. counties had no absentee problems  |  Tennant ready to work with lawmakers on absentee voting

Wisconsin: Waukesha County to audit clerk's election equipment

Wyoming: Voter turnout strong in Park County

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Aug 17, 2010

Alabama: Military and overseas voters to see streamlined process  |  Alabama expands options for military, overseas voters to comply with new law

Arizona: Elections director says outcome should be known more quickly

Arkansas: Secretary of state hopefuls butt heads over politicking

California: State election officials praise county ballot-counting upgrades

Florida: Mailer concerns Lee County election officials  |  Bradenton considers election changes

Georgia: Election complaint filed in Clayton County  |  State budget woes crunching Macon County budget

Michigan: Reaction mixed to electronic poll books

Minnesota: No more Doc, just Dan

New Jersey: Judge upholds results in Elizabeth election  |  AC voter fraud suspects seek dismissal of charges  |  Vineland residents to get chance to vote on change to fall election

North Carolina: Elections director surrounded by friends

Ohio: Precinct proposal unveiled

Rhode Island: Grebien responds to voter card allegations  |  Mollis, Raptakis conduct contentious radio debate

Tennessee: Election audit turns up uncounted votes  |  Judge lays guidelines for inquiry of election  |  Rutherford violated state election law  |  Southaven to consider cutting polling locations

Virginia: Roanoke council votes to move precincts

Washington: Effort precedes machine counting of ballots

West Virginia: Early voting will begin Friday  |  Judge throws out ballots, declares Brumfield winner  |  Incumbent declared winner in W.Va. vote

Wyoming: Big primary day is Tuesday

Monday, 16 August 2010

Aug 14-16, 2010

National News: Congressman urges Justice Dept. to monitor voting accuracy

Arizona: State testing of voting machines shows no problems  |  Still able to vote early even though vote-by-mail deadline is over  |  Two vie for Democratic nod for secretary of state

Colorado: Gessler seeks secretary of state seat

Connecticut: At the polls: Long last day for heated primary season

Florida: Ballot for dead husband raises widow's doubts

Georgia: New law speeds up overseas military voting

Indiana: Hearing is key to debate over early voting centers

Kansas: GOP moderates could sink Kobach bid in Kansas  |  In Kansas' most intriguing race, it's Biggs vs. Kobach  |  Kobach presses issue for election fraud

Louisiana: Poll workers ready for confusion during primary

New York: Anxiety over new voting machines  |  New voting device to be previewed

North Carolina: New Bern ballot maker defends its reputation and legacy  |  Board of elections moves to new site

Ohio: County at forefront of low-income voter registration  |  County elections board unveils consolidation of polling places

Pennsylvania: Bill would universalize absentee ballots

Rhode Island: Grebien, workers subject to voter card tampering

Tennessee: Rockford wants vote investigation  |  Consultant says access to voting records is being denied  |  Angry Democrats await answers from election commission  |  August election remains uncertified  |  TBI asked to investigate voting issues

Texas: Hale County to purchase ePollbooks

Washington: Residents willing to fight to vote across party lines

West Virginia: Judge rules on one item in Lincoln County vote fraud case

Wisconsin: Menomonie to look at resolution for more poll workers

Wyoming: Pride in their responsibilities

Friday, 13 August 2010

Aug 13, 2010

Technology News: DNC uses open source software to ease voter registration

Alabama: Yates sues over absentee election funds

Connecticut: Suffolk voter registrar resigns

Florida: Jackson County now has three early voting sites

Maryland: Elections board shores up voter registration rolls with better oversight, technology

Mississippi: Program helps military voters with upcoming elections

New Mexico: Clerks office sure none registered in 1801 voted in election

New York: Hands-on training for new voting machines  |  Dutchess legislators OK charges for elections

North Carolina: Judge's departure means one more election

North Dakota: Secretary of state pays too much overtime

Ohio: Bilingual ballots could be coming to Cleveland  |  Elections board might not renew state association membership

South Dakota: SD helps military personnel overseas vote

Tennessee: Dem leaders prepare for legal challenge  |  Anderson officials to review election results  |  Stand-off on Shelby County voting numbers  |  Election commission, staff to examine results

Texas: Testimony continues in election lawsuit  |  County commissioners vote to expand voting hours  |  County commission approves changes to early voting sites  |  County to apply for HAVA compliance funds

Washington: Privacy upheld, money saved without ballot envelope 'secrecy-flap'

West Virginia: Harrison County clerk rallies youth to prepare for election

Wisconsin: Officials dispute reliability of Waukesha's election data system

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Aug 12, 2010

Arizona: Cities combat confusion over primary ballot

California: Latino voter registration campaign to stop in San Diego

Colorado: Most use mail-in ballot in election

Florida: Design flaw sending absentee ballots back to voters  |  Are tax dollars being wasted on sample ballots  |  Computer glitch affecting absentee ballots

Georgia: Preinct mix-up caused confusion for some voters

Idaho: Idaho GOP criticizes Minnick flier on voter ID

Iowa: Guard members encouraged to vote while abroad  |  Soldiers reminded: Voting absentee is easy

Maine: Immigrant vote goes to referendum

Maryland: Start the voting habit early

Minnesota: New process for absentee voting slowed vote count  |  Wrong Winona County vote totals released to public  |  Local election officials say absentee ballot fixes benefit voters

New Jersey: Council prepares bid to move elections to November  |  Council OKs polling place changes for 2011

New York: You'll be scanning your ballot on election day  |  Ulster County BOE asks for more money  |  Voting system overhauled with scanners  |  Colety appointed to board of elections  |  George Gonzales new executive director of NYC BOE

North Carolina: Election directors solicit vendors

Ohio: County BOEs win lawsuit over electronic voting machines  |  More Richland County low-income residents registering to vote  |  Cuyahoga elections board can't reach agreement on bilingual ballots  |  Franklin County sets early voting hours

Pennsylvania: Chesco polling place to relocate after lawsuit

Tennessee: Democrats air election complaints  |  Poll workers serve as trouble shooters  |  Cohen seeks federal investigation into vote

Vermont: Secretary of state candidate: It's all about process

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Aug 11, 2010

Colorado: Mail-in election gets voter approval  |  Boulder County tallies record number of ballots  |  Mail-in ballots show popularity in positive returns

Connecticut: 17-year olds vote in first election  |  Farrell faces Merrill for secretary of state

Florida: Absentee ballots returned to sender

Georgia: Floyd County commission authorizes use of bar-code scanners for elections  |  Poll official finds ways to keep busy despite low turnout

Indiana: 2500 register to vote online

Louisiana: Voter confusion expected for primary

Maine: Defeated candidate seeks voter education

Maryland: New absentee ballot system for Md.

Minnesota: Split ticket not allowed in primary  |  Voting continues through power outage  |  Hot races, hot polling places  |  Heat and humidity may affect ballots  |  Sealed 2008 ballots to stay sealed  |  KTSP to appeal ruling  |  Minnesota holds primary in August for first time  |  Election workers, voters brave heat for civic duty

Missouri: County clerk 'stumbled into' side career as international election observer

New York: Fear new voting machines will confuse voters  |  Scanning your ballot on election day  |  A vote for big changes at the NYC board of elections  |  Bloomberg abandons nonpartisan push

Ohio: Cuyahoga County told to print bilingual ballots or be sued  |  Lemley is new board of elections director

Pennsylvania: Lawsuit settled in Lincoln U voting flap

Tennessee: Shelby County DA asks TBI to investigate election  |  Election administrator clarifies early voting totals  |  Computer snafu holds some up at polls

Texas: Gregg election system updated  |  Boerne man told to foot city's bill for election challenge

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Aug 10, 2010

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections expo draws hundreds

California: Brown expands Bell probe  |  Voter guide mystery solved  |  California probe spotlights absentee ballot abuse

Colorado: Record number of voters turnout in Boulder County  |  Aspen city council to discuss voting methods  |  High turnout, low stress for Routt County primary

Connecticut: Voting officials prepare for primary  |  Election, elections and more elections  |  Westport and Weston prepare for voters  |  Easthaven polling places include changes

District of Columbia: Just three weeks 'til early voting starts

Florida: Broward elections supervisor wants more early voting sites

Kansas: Election canvassers to reconvene to tally new vote totals  |  Keeping count at the polling place  |  Coin toss decides race in Butler County

Maryland: Md. voting goes high-tech

Minnesota: Absentee ballots double in county  |  Minn. voters get crack at absentee changes in primary  |  Secretary of state reports highest absentee balloting in 20 years  |  Primary will test changes to absentee voting  |  Absentee ballot turnout topples old numbers

New Jersey: Judge hears testimony to determine if Elizabeth election had invalid results  |  Vineland considers moving election date

New Mexico: Secretary of state race heats up

New York: Polling place changes

North Carolina: Ballot printer denies having an edge

Ohio: Some voters to get cards

Tennessee: DA asks election commission to review voting  |  Court order required for Anderson judge recount  |  Maury County officials don't know what caused vote tally problem  |  Early voting, absentee ballots slowed final results

Texas: Howard County elections office recruited for more poll workers  |  Precinct 1 election case may hit higher court

Vermont: Lively primaries for both parties in secretary of state race

Virginia: Long-time Hanover registrar retiring in December

West Virginia: Special election pressures pile up