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Friday, 04 February 2011

Feb 04, 2011

Alaska: Bill would extend voting rights to released felons  |  Felons' rights bill under consideration

Colorado: Secretary of state's cash fund to keep $2M

Florida: Election chief Bucher's goal: Results by midnight  |  Students tour Lee County election center

Georgia: Columbia County yet to set date for special election

Illinois: County's communities prepare for election

Indiana: Hart InterCivic replaces ES&S in Gibson County  |  Vote center bill close to passage

Maine: Voters will again head to new polling place

Maryland: Municipal elections operating under revised code

Minnesota: Crowd debates election overhaul  |  Election bill could hit county budget

Mississippi: Absentee balloting questioned by secretary of state

Missouri: Special council meeting could cancel election

Montana: Bills to tighten voter registration pass House  |  House moves ahead to close voter registration Friday before election day  |  Dems blast repeal of same-day registration

New Hampshire: Bill aims to revoke voting rights of out-of-state students

North Carolina: Clary wants state to step in and consolidate polling places

North Dakota: ND voters could have to prove eligibility  |  Bill would require polling sites in small towns

Ohio: Sarantou waves the white flag on election dispute

South Carolina: Voter ID debate continues

Tennessee: Election board to meet with city leaders

Texas: Commissioner unhappy to see issues filed for special election

Virginia: New member approved for electoral board

West Virginia: County election officials worry confusion may reign this election season  |  County officials prepare for busy election season  |  Tennant formally announces election bid  |  Legislature sets election dates

Thursday, 03 February 2011

Feb 03, 2011

Overseas News: Entries being accepted for Federal Voting Assistance Program poster and slogan contest

Alabama: Shelby County Voting Rights case argued in Washington courtroom  |  Court hears challenge to Voting Rights Act  | Judge raises questions about VRA

California: Mail-in supervisor election a first for San Mateo County

Colorado: Voter ID proposal gains steam in House  |  Legislators propose bill to protect secretary of state website  |  Peterson Air Force base opens voting base

Connecticut: Two years later, ACORN cleared of voter fraud

Florida: RNC chairman pushes Florida on early primary date

Indiana: Election board adds early voting sites

Kansas: Kansas bill finds favor at local level

Maine: Polling place consolidation on the table again

Maryland: Bill to require voter ID introduced

Minnesota: Dayton on need for photo ID

Missouri: Election could be rescheduled

New Hampshire: Students and residents react to proposed bill

New Jersey: Merging elections jobs bad idea, officials say

New Mexico: Silver City Rep introduces voter ID bill  |  Low voter turnout attributed to weather

New York: Judge hears arguments challenging special election

North Carolina: Report: Voter ID law unaffordable in NC

North Dakota: Polling places may be required on ND reservations

Ohio: Election filing deadline pushed one day because of weather  |  Secretary of state supports appeal

Tennessee: Jones, Gardner stepping down

Texas: The world according to voter ID  |  Commissioner Price seizes control of Dallas County elections office

Washington: Abandon presidential primary, leaders say

West Virginia: W.Va. voters, place your bets  |  Harrisville part of early voting pilot program  |  City election set May 17 despite state plans  |  Tennant to announced gubernatorial bid  |  Senate accepts primary date

Wisconsin: Got photo ID?

Wednesday, 02 February 2011

Feb 02, 2011

California: June special election may be vote-by-mail only  |  Special election could be blocked

Colorado: Secretary of state abandons side job plans

Florida: PBC plans modems for voting machines  |  Broward voters, candidates may wait years for election hub  |  Broward elections supervisor not happy about potential move  |  Teen voters push underway

Georgia: Politics enter debate at elections board  |  Legislature looks to shorten early voting period  |  Council votes to hold special election

Illinois: Emanuel's is just one among a record number of ballot changes  |  Snow to close early voting sites

Iowa: Photo ID may be required to vote  |  Bad weather affects turnout for special election

Kentucky: Trimble to purchase new voting machines

Maine: Portland hopes to have new city clerk by spring

Massachusetts: Judge orders new election

Montana: Legislators attack integrity of student voters

North Carolina: Election reform groups want more choices for voters

Oklahoma: New voting machines selected, same reliability expected

South Carolina: Panel: Human error, not voting machines skewed Colleton County election results

Texas: Few obstacles face voter ID in legislature

Washington: Report lauds King County elections' extreme makeover  |  Pierce County council to lawmakers: Our vote policy is our business

West Virginia: House, Senate differ on date of special election  |  Special election to be held, but when?  |  Seven towns will test vote-by-mail

Wisconsin: Common council urges changes to voter ID bill

Tuesday, 01 February 2011

Feb 01, 2011

Alabama: County's attorney 'quite optimistic' about voting rights lawsuit

Arizona: Pima County voters would foot recall bill

Colorado: Clerk's office conducted secret recount before retabulation  |  Provisionals early concern in election

District of Columbia: Cheh to introduce bill setting 2012 primary date

Florida: PBC proposes speeding up election returns by adding polling place modems  |  Atheist group to Williams: Move polling place  |  Fire station precinct nearly nixed

Georgia: Bill would shorten early voting period

Guam: Election ballot reform bill introduced

Illinois: Marina City polling place moved to bigger room

Iowa: Procedures in place for election if winter storm threatens voting

Kansas: Supporters of vote ID bill testify  |  Kobach touts voting reform bill

Kentucky: Grayson starts work at Harvard, says return to politics possible

Minnesota: Voter photo ID battle begins anew

Missouri: Missouri Senate panel advances photo ID measures

Montana: Voter issues debated in legislature

New Hampshire: Law would let you vote for as many candidates as you wish

New Jersey: Consolidation measure would shift election officials' duties  |  Bill to consolidate election offices criticized

New Mexico: Clerk has emergency plan for election

New York: Ballot charges renew dispute

North Carolina: Last NC city with an elections board eyes change

Ohio: Elections board revises mail voter application  |  Juvenile judge vote going back to secretary of state

South Carolina: Supporters defend cost of SC voter ID bill

Texas: Voter ID may not get through House soon

Virginia: Board of elections asks for probe into Montgomery County voting  |  Election concerns advance to higher level  | House subcommittee kills five bills on felons' voting rights

Washington: Pierce County all-mail voting bill clears committee

West Virginia: House will go along with primary

Wisconsin: Task force has charged 20 vote fraud cases

Wyoming: Did my vote really count?

Monday, 31 January 2011

Jan 29-31, 2011

Alabama: Shelby County will be at forefront of challenge to Voting Rights Act  |  Judge plans to use federal grant to boost county voter muscle

Arizona: State's presidential citizenship bill worries secretary of state

Arkansas: New ballots are not ready

Colorado: Gessler pushes for proof-of-citizenship  |  Under scrutiny, Gessler brushes off critics  |  State could soon have mostly mail-in elections

Florida: Elections office to register students  |  Neptune Beach election date changes

Illinois: Ballots without Emanuel's name under lock and key

Indiana: Voting centers could save Clark Counuty thousands  |  Voter bill could get House vote this week

Iowa: Proof of citizenship would be required to vote

Kentucky: County clerk: Elections board prepares for May primary  |  New secretary of state sworn in Saturday

Michigan: Former Genesee County elections official facing complaints in NC  |  Special elections costly

Missouri: County's new booths can accommodate more voters  |  Nagging problems for voter photo ID cards

Montana: Election officials: Voter fraud not a problem  |  House reverses itself, kills vote-by-mail bill  |  Racial tensions arise at vote-by-mail debate

New York: Villages in Washington County may skirt hand-count regulation  |  Deputy elections commissioner retiring  |  Two NY officials charged with voter fraud  |  Dead man on ballot: An election mystery

North Carolina: Morganton may ask county to run elections  |  Elections board members find no sexual harassment

Ohio: Butler names elections chief

Pennsylvania: School closings create special election setback

Tennessee: Rutherford County election officials reject GOP call to resign

Texas: Voter ID bill will exclude student ID cards  |  Dallas County elections commission appoints replacement to popular elections chief

Virginia: City wants 'bailout' of federal voting oversight  |  McDonnell names Florida official to head board of elections

Washington: County council may take on poll voting

West Virginia: Bill for special election clears Senate  |  Counties scramble to prepare for special election

Friday, 28 January 2011

Jan 28, 2011

Colorado: Dems quash voter-registration bill, call it costly and unconstitutional  |  Voting ID bill dies in committee  |  Secretary of state urged to release department's surplus funds  |  Proof-of-citizenship bill killed

Connecticut: UConn VoTeR center audits November elections

Florida: Alachua has rare re-vote to keep fire house as polling place

Georgia: Kemp launches elections advisory council website

Guam: Freshmen proposed modified primary ballot

Illinois: Emanuel on the ballot  |  Printing of ballots continues

Iowa: House approves voter ID bill

Kansas: Kobach proposes caucus, absentee ballot bills  |  Kobach: Kansas has no money for presidential primary  |  County discusses polling place merger

Maryland: Absentee ballot rules up for debate

Minnesota: Voter ID needed? Debate resume  |  Election bill would create provisional ballot

Montana: Vote-by-mail stirs passion in Montana legislature  |  House OKs legislation to hold Montana elections by mail  |  Mail-in ballots could be difficult for Indian community

New York: Election commissioners review new voting machines  |  Voter fraud indictment to be handed up Friday

Ohio: Appeals Court: Ballots cast aside because of poll worker error shoudl be counted

South Carolina: Franklin County election board considering two vote centers

South Dakota: Boyd sues Union County for recount or new election

Tennessee: Rutherford County elections commission cleans house  |  Walker declines to leave post  |  Election officials defiant |  Hawkins County begins search for new elections administrator

Texas: Democrats promise fight over voter ID  |  Voter ID expected to slow when it reaches House  |  State Senators differ on voter ID

Washington: Pierce County Council may come to defense of polling places

West Virginia: Lawmakers debate costs, benefits of primary elections  |  Senate committee advances primary elections bill  | Bill for special election clears Senate

Wisconsin: GOP legislators fast-track voter ID bill  |  ACLU testifies against voter ID

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Jan 27, 2011

California: Voters appear behind Brown's special election

Colorado: Voter ID bill killed  |  Harvey promises to fight on with voter registration bill  |  Denver clerk & recorder won't seek re-election

Florida: The election's off  |  Should voter information card actually tell you where to vote  |  Resignation forces city into special election

Idaho: 45 households get wrong ballot for upcoming election

Indiana: House committee to hear vote center bill  |  VCSC worried about school safety on election day

Kansas: Schilling Elementary won't be used as a polling place

Kentucky: Students learn 'real life' voting procedures

Michigan: Is online voting in the cards?

Minnesota: Republicans push for photo ID at the polls  |  Should photo ID be used at the polls?  |  Kiffmeyer presents voting reform legislation

Nebraska: 5700 ballots not yet counted

New York: Grand jury behind closed doors all day in Troy voter fraud case  |  Decision near in fraud case

North Carolina: Parties disagree on voter ID

Ohio: Niles mayor resigns from Trumbull County elections board  |  Putnam County settles with former elections director  | Provisional ballot procedures could change

Rhode Island: Cumberland council backs fewer polling places

South Carolina: Legislators approve ID requirements  |  House OKs photo IDs to vote

Tennessee: Local GOP wants 3 election commissioners to resign

Texas: Election admin acknowledges problems, progress with vote centers  |  Senate approves voter ID legislation  | Amendments to voter ID bill  |  Few South Texas elections officials back ID plan  |  Meeting sparks questions of change at Dallas elections office  |  Dallas County elections administrator to resign

West Virginia: Primary election date could save money

Wisconsin: Voter ID bill faces criticism  |  Changes to voter ID bill suggested  |  Changes to voter registration

Wyoming: Voter registration glitch checked

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Jan 26, 2011

Alaska: Miller's write-in lawsuit cost state $100K  |  2010 election may inspire changes to election law  |  Election review could be done soon

Arizona: Council wants vote to be by mail-only

Colorado: Senate hearing avoids Gesslers' side work  |  Gessler dismisses call for resignation  |  County chooses mail ballots for November election

Illinois: Vote early? Maybe wait a bit official says  |  Ballot upheaval could shape early, absentee voting

Iowa: State secretary: No state fair booth this year

Maine: Sportsman group picks Matt Dunlap for interim director

Maryland: Forehand wants vote-by-mail option for special elections  |  Snow Hill addresses voting rules

Missouri: Voter ID bill under scrutiny  |  Proposed ID law draws ire of state's attorney

New Hampshire: Proposed bill bans student votes

New York: Statewide election officials gather in Rockland to critique new voting machines  |  City council sets special election, lashes out at critics  |  Four people actually want to run NYC BOE

Ohio: Keep primary in March state GOP says  |  Judge hears testimony in disputed auditor's race

Rhode Island: Burrillville legislators propose stronger election laws

South Carolina: Franklin boards consider having single voting place

Texas: Voter ID measure advances in Senate  |  Voter ID fight sets stage for legal challenge  |  Senators split on whether voter ID bill is constitutional  |  Volunteer deputy registrars graduate

Virginia: Montgomery Co. snafu prompts Nutter bill

West Virginia: Secretary of state says her office will be ready for special election  |  Is a special election too costly?  |  Tomblin introduces primary elections bill  |  Will special election affect Forest Festival plans?  |  Randolph County will face obstacles in special election

Wisconsin: Voters may need ID for April election

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Jan 25, 2011

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint board of elections in disarray after second failure at quorum

California: County clerk-recorder asks supervisors to support vote-by-mail plan

Connecticut: Registrars bid adieu to Democratic duty

Florida: Ballot fraud case shut on former Daytona commissioner  |  City now votes in November

Illinois: Emanuel has two issues looming large for Supreme Court  |  Ballot upheaval could shape early and absentee voting

Kentucky: Hilda Legg files for secretary of state

Minnesota: GOP-backed bill seeks voter ID

Mississippi: Election contest dismissed

Missouri: Voter ID becomes big topic in legislatures  |  Missouri House pushes ahead with voter ID proposal  |  Missouri Senators debate voter ID  |  Board of elections moves to Union Station

Montana: Vote-by-mail clear first hurdle

Nebraska: Senator introduces legislation for online voter registration  |  Officials spend 40 days preparing for recall election

North Carolina: Guilford begins update of voter rolls

Ohio: Allen County elections director to take job with state  |  Voters go to court to decide auditor's race

Oregon: Unused Multnomah ballots raise a fuss

South Carolina: Legislature takes up voter ID

Texas: County elections administrator acknowledges problems, progress with vote centers  |  House slams brakes on voter ID  |  Collin County official defends elections process

Virginia: Non-standard voting in Montgomery County  |  Senate approves absentee voting changes  |  Absentee voting bills clear Senate  |  Montgomery County electoral board defends state BOE

West Virginia: Special election spurs questions  |  Special election to be different  |  County gears up for coming elections  | Vote-by-mail could cost county $15K

Monday, 24 January 2011