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2011

Monday, 07 March 2011

Mar 05-07, 2011

National News: Presidential primaries fight for 2012 recognition  |  In states, parties clash over voter ID, where college students can vote

Alabama: Man honored for defense of voting rights

Alaska: Legislation may restore felons' voting rights sooner

Arizona: Fraud allegations in South Tucson early voting

California: Recall election gets more expensive

Connecticut: No excuse absentee voting creates problems

Florida: Palm Beach County's elections overhaul to start with faster updates online  |  Tuesday's election costly, few voters likely to show up  |  Elections office waiting to hear from voters  |  Lakeland elections may be tweaked

Georgia: Extended early voting begins

Indiana: Lake isn't ready for vote centers this spring  |  Charlie White investigation  |  Prosecution of White could be difficult  | No sign of White at office

Kansas: Canvass doesn't change city election results

Kentucky: Former judge-executive guilty of vote buying

Maine: Voter ID bill slated to advance  |  UM student government decries bill to require photo ID for voting

Massachusetts: Cambridge election appeal to be heard  |  Newton voters could see precinct changes for 2012 elections

Missouri: Nixon replaces three members of St. Louis elections board

Nebraska: Secretary of state says all-mail elections drawing higher turnout

New Jersey: AC vote fraud trial goes to jury

New York: Bill extends time before special elections

North Carolina: Pitt County seeks election change

Ohio: Giavasis becomes official memeber of elections board  |  Elections board requests precinct consolidations to save money

Oklahoma: Challenge to voter ID measure belongs in Oklahoma, judge rules

South Carolina: Some voters' precincts could change

Tennessee: Putnam County November elections valid, DA says  |  Election admin applicant accused of conflict of interest  | Sharp selected as new elections administrator in Hawkins County  |  Knox election panel may see job swap  |  Voter confidence act delayed again

Texas: Commissioners asked to combine voting precincts  |  Council selects polling sites, makes no changes to voting precincts

Virginia: Iconic election official retires after 50 years

Washington: Senate slams door on Pierces' poll-site voting  |  Could be the end of the ballot box  |  Senate passes statewide mail-in ballot bill  |  Senate approves legislation to help military and overseas voters

Wisconsin: Senate passes voter ID requirement

Friday, 04 March 2011

Thursday, 03 March 2011

Mar 03, 2011

Alabama: Profile: Person of the year Beth Chapman

Arizona: South Tucson election investigation for fraud  |  Early voters claim assistants marked their ballots wrong

Arkansas: Elections board handles complaints from November election

District of Columbia: DC and MD might ban together on primaries

Florida: Bondi mees with ACLU and NAACP on restoring felons voting rights  |  Orange elections chief cuts estimates on referendum costs

Georgia: Senate OKs bill that cuts early voting to two weeks  |  Election complaint filed

Idaho: Ysursa: Some challenges ahead  |  Court ruling pushes Idaho toward party primaries

Illinois: Board of elections warns of 'Herculean task' with ballot challenge  |  BOC reverses on board of elections

Indiana: Changes ahead for voting in Howard County

Louisiana: Local group to celebrate women's voting rights

Maryland: DC and MD might ban together on primaries

Massachusetts: Election case defense cost nearly $28K

Minnesota: Hayden questions haste of voter photo ID bill  |  Geneva precinct chosen for state post-election review  |  Ballots recounted in Minnesota, again

Montana: Proposal to change voter registration forms tabled

Nebraska: Voter ID bill faces challenges  |  One polling place for Crawford County

New Hampshire: House puts down approval voting bill

New Jersey: Allegations of voter fraud in West Wildwood

New Mexico: Herrera plans to sue secretary of state

Ohio: Lorain County must now provide Spanish ballots too  |  Elections worker tied to scandals

Oklahoma: Precinct to get three new polling places

South Carolina: Pickens to add polling place for municipal elections

Tennessee: DA: No election crimes committed  |  Hawkins hires law firm to defend election commission against lawsuit  | Republicans take another run at elections administrator

Texas: Election chief's job on agenda

Wednesday, 02 March 2011

Mar 02, 2011

California: All-mail voting item receives county support  |  Clerk-recorder supports moving 2012 primary

Colorado: Attorney general investigating Saguache 2010 election  |  Grand jury to get election fraud case

Florida: Elections office preps for March 22 vote  |  Duval County checks out voting equipment

Georgia: Election board battles over bylaws

Illinois: Case presents challenges for DuPage election commission

Iowa: Everyone: Vote here

Kansas: New tool, nice weather helps voters with primary elections

Kentucky: Three people plead not guilty to federal voter fraud charges

Maine: Bill would require Maine voters to show photo ID  |  Bill would require voters to show photo ID

Michigan: Recall organizers will have to reimburse township

Minnesota: Request for unopened 2008 ballots goes to state Supreme Court

Nevada: Miller calls for reform of election laws  |  Assembly panel hears election reform bills

New Hampshire: Florida's primary could push New Hampshire's to January

New Jersey: Vote fraud investigation includes out-of-state residents

New York: NY extends use of lever voting machines  |  Cuomo bill doubles time for absentee ballots  |  Washington County has old voting machines, new ones and paper

North Carolina: Voter ID bill targets potential fraud, backer say  |  County replaces Watts on elections board--for now  | Voters support a balanced state board of elections

Ohio: County elections don't comply with law, more bilingual access needed  |  Summit elections board won't conduct benefits audit

South Carolina: Voting machines targeted

Tennessee: Morgan to receive new voting machines for 2012  |  Tre Hargett cites people as culprits for voter fraud

Texas: House committee takes up voter ID  |  Voter ID bill gets airing before House committee

Utah: House kills bill to ban disclosure of voter birth dates

Wisconsin: Leg Affairs ready to tackle voter ID in Assembly

Tuesday, 01 March 2011

Mar 01, 2011

California: June election issues go before Chico city council

Colorado: Voters weigh-in on ranked voting

Georgia: Kemp to testify before Texas Legislature on voter ID

Guam: Respicio bill aimed at improving elections

Kansas: Officials say only two cases of voter fraud in Sedgwick County

Maryland: Early voting still has support

Massachusetts: Polling location reviewed

Nebraska: Opponents say ID bill could disenfranchise voters and cost state more money

New Jersey: Somerville consolidating voting districts

New Mexico: Federal judge approves voting rights settlement

New York: Villages get pass for orderly elections  |  Cuomo signs bill to let villages use old lever voting machines  |  Lecture on voting machine creation set  |  Rochester's special election a go

North Carolina: Eight precincts in Cumberland County to be split

Ohio: Husted wants online voter registration  |  Secretary of state wants to shorten time for early voting, mail-in ballots  | Husted calls for online voter registration, address changes  |  Funding reduction concerns Tusc elections board  |  Giavasis joins Stark County BOE  |  Brecksville asking voters to change election filing deadline

Oregon: Online voter registration celebrates first anniversary

Pennsylvania: County council ballot configuration planned

Tennessee: Voter ID bill delayed  |  House approves bill preventing divorced voters' registration from being expunged

Texas: Grant, Roaches indicted in election mishap

Utah: House endorses optional vote centers

Washington: Group tries to combat underage voting

West Virginia: House will go along with a primary

Wisconsin: Democrats attend meeting about voter ID bill

Monday, 28 February 2011

Feb 26-28, 2011

California: Residents can 'go-green' by rejecting paper pamphlets

Colorado: Saguache County's election problems have residents crying foul

Florida: Elections chief wants to change the way we vote

Georgia: Voting snafu heard by state board

Guam: Respicio introduces third bill on election reform

Indiana: Co-director signs on for smooth elections

Kansas: Kobach's voter ID bill approved  |  Election fraud bill to receive scrutiny  |  Dems call Kobach bill voter suppression

Maryland: Senate bill would establish five full Frederick County BOE members

Missouri: House to move forward on voter photo ID  |  Sen. Bill Stouffer plans to run for secretary of state  |  Stouffer could face Rupp for GOP secretary of state nod

New Hampshire: Legislators debate student voting

New Mexico: Clerks: NM election code needs updating  |  Herrera may pursue legal action

New York: Three villages in Sullivan to use paper ballots  |  Burling supports extending deadline for absentee military voting

Ohio: Allen County names new elections director

Oklahoma: Presidential primary likely to be in March

Pennsylvania: DePasquale pushes election reform package

South Carolina: Early voting bill gets Senate approval

Tennessee: Tre Hargett cites people as culprits  |  County balks at election staff raises

Texas: Hidalgo County decides not to lease voting equipment next year

Utah: Utah may OK optional Election Day polling places

West Virginia: Former secretary of state James McCartney dead at 90  |  Tennant: Voting deadlines important  |  Ireland proposes changes to Electoral College  |  Election day liquor sales OK'd by House

Friday, 25 February 2011

Feb 25, 2011

Arizona: Secretary of state names communications director

California: New registrar takes hands-on approach  |  Grand jury debunks reports of local voter fraud  |  Effort to move Chico election date moves closer to vote

Colorado: Meyers postpones testing of counting machines  |  Transparency issue in election  |  Craig to vote by mail in April

Connecticut: Absentee voting may not attract students

Florida: Bondi wants to do away with automatic restoration for felons  |  Duval purges 650 from rolls

Georgia: Georgians suspected of voting twice could face prosecution

Indiana: Poll inspectors to be paid more

Iowa: Senate bill takes aim at satellite voting during church services

Kansas: Voter ID measures advance in Kansas, Missouri  |  House passes voter ID bill

Kentucky: Felon voting bill stuck in Senate

Massachusetts: Church will likely remain a polling place

Mississippi: Hosemann will seek re-election

Missouri: Voter ID measures advance in Kansas, Missouri

New Hampshire: Voting bill draws public protest  |  Students rally against bill to restrict rights

New Jersey: Defense rests in AC vote fraud trial

New Mexico: House panel shelves proposal to require ID

New York: Martins urges Cuomo to sign ballot bill  |  New motion filed in Troy voter fraud case  |  Cuomo may not need to call special election

Ohio: Milken resigns from BOE

Pennsylvania: State lawmaker pursues big voting reform ideas

Tennessee: Heron says he's fighting for voting rights for seniors  |  Ransom Jones named chairman

Virginia: Second guilty plea in voter fraud case  |  Langhorne leaving longtime electoral board seat

West Virginia: Ex-secretary of state McCartney dies

Wisconsin: Voter ID bill amended  |  Senate stops short of voter ID passage

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Feb 24, 2011

Arizona: Supervisors vote to consolidate polls for special election

California: Election offiical returns to Riverside  |  Voting rules remain vague  |  Calaveras to buy 10 voting machines

Connecticut: What it takes to be a registrar

Florida: Stuart may change election dates to save money

Georgia: County delays vote on election plan  |  House OKs early voting bill

Idaho: Bill requires election workers to register

Illinois: Officials: Tuesday's election was one of the fastes reported ever

Indiana: New polling locations for Allen County in 2014

Kansas: Senate votes to skip presidential primary again

Maine: Bill would disallow 'do-overs' for absentee voters

New Mexico: Duran: Herrera left office in disarray  |  Duran refers concerns to attorney general

New York: Cuomo seeks new law on special elections  |  Proposed bill will give military and overseas voters more time to vote in special elections  |  Election for Lee seat stalled by legalities

North Carolina: Poll worker says she was unfairly fired  |  Opposition mounts against voter ID bill  |  DA will not press charges in voter fraud case  |  Elections board closes probe, keeps director  |  County pushes out long-time elections board member

North Dakota: House wants polling places in larger cities  |  House approves tougher voter checks

Ohio: Lake County commissioners, board of elections battling out budget

South Carolina: Report: More than 1000 Richland County votes missing  |  Senate passes voter ID bill  |  New voter ID requirements get Senate approval

Tennessee: Tim Rudd, Karen Hudson re-interview for election admin job

Texas: Llano County gains new elections administrator  |  El Paso city council bans mobile voting sites at churches, businesses  |  Mobile-voting sites now limited to public locations

Washington: Court of Appeals upholds state's underage voting practices  |  Two Washington counties select Hart InterCivic

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Feb 22, 2011

Alabama: Shelby County's lawsuit over VRA could turn on 2006 renewal

Arizona: Supervisors set to consolidate polling places

California: County clerk-recorder backs online voter registration  |  Some activists want Harman to pay for special election  | Redondo Beach launches first vote-by-mail election

Colorado: Ranked voting will be on the ballot in Fort Collins  |  House OKs voter ID bill

Connecticut: Peggy Reeves appointed to secretary of state's executive team  |  Registrar takes step to prepare for the first election since ballot recount  |  Is it time to allow voting by mail?

Florida: Felon charged with voter fraud  |  Florida looking to move primary ahead of New Hampshire's

Georgia: Jackson commissioners considering consolidating election duties

Illinois: Voting options for Will County election  |  Alvarez says office on lookout for election fraud  |  County unveils booth for voters with special needs  |  Counts could take an extra day

Iowa: Auditor: Voters in motels are no reason for voter ID law

Kansas: House panel backs voter ID  |  Committee forms to make election polling more efficient  |  Election office extends hours  |  Head elections official has reports missing for FEC

Maryland: Nearly 25 precent of MVA voter registrations fail  |  Legislation to allow voting by mail withdrawn  |  County board of elections may stay the same

Massachusetts: Election commission addresses complaints of voter fraud

Michigan: Outages force move to two polling locations

Mississippi: Critics say Mississippi House voter ID bill too weak

Missouri: Blizzard cancels holiday for some workers

New York: Bill would let villages use lever-voting machines through 2012  |  Dutchess comptroller says 2010 election season managed 'quite well'

North Carolina: Forsyth voter probe was limited

Ohio: Debate over date of Ohio's 2012 primary

Pennsylvania: Andrews, Eaton appointed to Bradford County BOE

Tennessee: Election commission turns page on past  |  New chairman next for revamped board

Texas: State bypasses DA in Dallas County vote probe  |  County may take over elections

Utah: Students get hands-on experience with democracy

Vermont: Burlington ballot question draws picketers

West Virginia: Kanawha leaders want early voting throughout county

Wisconsin: GOP may bring voter ID to vote in Dems' absence  |  Election officials: Don't get Daffy with write-in votes