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2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

September 17-19, 2011

National News: GOP-led states change voting rules ahead of 2012 | Do new voting laws suppress fraud or Democrats?

Connecticut: HAVA: The legacy of the 2000 presidential election

Florida: State allows civil rights groups to intervene in federal voting lawsuit | Election law still under fire

Illinois: Early voting sites planned for next fall

Indiana: Ex-councilmember joins voter board | Dekalb County votes down vote centers

Iowa: Cerro Gordo considering more vote centers

Louisiana: Kenner registrar of voter's office now open | Moving registrar to be costly

Massachusetts: Polling changes afoot

Mississippi: Voter ID goes on the ballot

New Hampshire: Springerville council votes to go to all mail-in ballots

New York: Will election result problems continue in November? | County saves on ballots during primary

North Carolina: School closing leaves polling place in question

Ohio: Betras recommended to serve on Mahoning County elections board | Cuyahoga County task force to reach out to voters | Husted touts new voting program

South Carolina: In Beaufort County, 10 percent of voters must seek ID to vote

Tennessee: Haslam answers Durbin's voter ID complaint | McNairy election precincts studied

Utah: County, state ponder election changes to reduce costs | Commission denies request to end mail-only voting in Corinne

Virginia: Smyth establishes central absentee voting precinct | Montgomery County caught in tangled web

West Virginia: Voting begins this week

Friday, 16 September 2011

September 16, 2011

National News: Republicans rewriting state election laws in ways that could hurt Democrats

Connecticut: Foster wants judge to appoint moderators for primary

Florida: Supervisor of elections gets new address

Illinois: Overcoming election apathy

Indiana: Ballots to include unopposed candidates | Early satellite voting bites the dust | Steuben to consider voting centers | Ballot law dissent grows

Louisiana: Secretary of state candidates trade jabs in forum

Maine: Ranked-choice voting, a primer | Election-day registration campaign officially launches | Oxford selectmen oppose same-day registration | Portland to deploy ranked-choice voting for mayoral election

Massachusetts: Fall River gets much less money than New Bedford for extra election costs | State aid will help towns keep polls open longer | Auditor says Mass. owes $2.5M for 2012 elections

Michigan: City clerk seeks joint polling sites | Judge dismisses state election law charges against clerks

Missouri: Noren speaks on photo ID issue

New York: Oneida County election results are now updated | Oneida County botches yet another election | Suffolk legislator wants primary recount | Picente: Investigate election result issues | Hofstra eyes democracy, election reform center | Dutchess County to review write-in ballots from primary

Ohio: Secretary of state on military ready-to-vote intiative | Husted: Political fights make running elections more difficult

Oregon: Kate Brown draws a challenger for 2012

Pennsylvania: No day off for Election Day at four schools

Tennessee: County election officials to get new digs | Trial in election official's slaying delayed

Texas: Young voters challenge voter ID law | New county elections administrator introduced

West Virginia: Kanawha County opts out of state contract for voting machine maintenance

Wisconsin: Not all student IDs allowed in voter ID law

Thursday, 15 September 2011

September 15, 2011

Technology News: The voting booth in your pocket

Florida: Boca's 2012 election day may have to be moved

Illinois: Lake County consolidates voting precincts

Indiana: Vote center final hearing Friday

Iowa: Supervisors approve new precinct plan

Kentucky: More ballot privacy eyed with upgrade of voting equipment

Maine: Ranked choice voting on display today | Same-day voter registration push begins this afternoon in Augusta

Maryland: Mount Airy election date problematic

Nevada: Special election cost less than expected

New Mexico: ABQ municipal voting locations change

New York: BOE to move machines, check write-in ballots | Errors delay primary election results in Riverhead | Oneida County election results won't be available until Thursday | Frustrated Cardillo files court order against elections board

Ohio: Several Richland County precincts will vote at new polling locations

Oklahoma: Some disagree with voter ID law at polls

South Carolina: Voter ID law may disenfranchise students

South Dakota: Indian voting rights is dominant theme in legislative redistricting

Tennessee: Election commission asked to provide voter registration photo IDs | Haslam says voter ID law misunderstood | Pretrial hearing in election official's slaying

Texas: Texas voter ID law in federal hands as groups file papers | Voting process changes could spell confusion | Henderson may move elections to November | Pippens-Poole appointed Dallas County elections administrator

Virginia: New county registrar appointed

West Virginia: Carper frustrated by election bills

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

September 14, 2011

Arizona: Candidates speak out on mail-in ballot race

Connecticut: Recount ordered in Ward 5 | Foster contests election process

Florida: Florida may move up GOP primary to beat Arizona to the punch | Elections chief to outsource processing of absentee ballots | Primary confusion over date of election

Indiana: Supreme Court: No shortcuts in Charlie White election challenge | All candidates will be on ballot

Maine: Conservatives' poll: End same-day registration

Maryland: Takoma Park looking for election judges

Minnesota: Ranked-choice campaign will kick off soon

Nevada: No problems reported at Washoe County polls

New Jersey: Judge tosses out GOP freeholder primary

New York: Absentee ballots will decide Lockport's mayoral primary | Inspector error reportedly leading to delays in election results | Election glitch in Whitesboro causes machine swap | New voting system slows reporting of results in NYC House race | Broome County primary goes on as scheduled | Volunteers fail to show up to tally Oneida County elections | Turner requests impound of ballots in special election

Ohio: Husted endorses uniform voting rules | Richland County combines several polling places | Morley resigns from board of elections

Oklahoma: Voter ID law creates few hassles

Rhode Island: Voter registration form confusion | Parties want names added to voter sign-ups

South Carolina: S.C. to protest its early primary status

Tennessee: Combating voter fatigue | Council may challenge new voter ID law | Speaker defends voter ID law

Texas: Educational materials to take pressure off casting a ballot | Civil rights groups accuse Perry of 'discrimination' on voter law

Virginia: Exemption from part of voting act OK'd

West Virginia: State Supreme Court rejects Charleston election challenge

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

September 13, 2011

California: Bill to protect senior's voting rights signed into law

Colorado: Aspen woman sues Mesa County clerk over voting records | Aurora man faces fines, prison after being convicted of double voting

Florida: League takes legal action on new election bill | Pasco election chief fears mailers will cause confusion

Georgia: Linda Beazley, Richmond County's first elections director dies

Idaho: Idaho has to appoint new redistricting commission

Illinois: Sangamon County precinct reduction would save $800K

Indiana: Allen County voters could feel impact of 2012 budget cuts in November | GOP blocks satellite voting sites

Maine: Homeless vote a non-issue in Maine referendum

Massachusetts: Mass. pol to sue state AG over IDs at polls

Michigan: Medical marijuana clinic owner charged with election tampering

Minnesota: Special Senate primaries set for Twin Cities

New York: Voting machines that caused problems last year get second chance | Special election voting today | Tioga County primary elections to go on as scheduled | Oneida County board of elections preps for primary

Ohio: Voting for a new system | New voting machines, elections office in Mahoning

Rhode Island: RI voter law hailed at U.S. Senate hearing | RI board to reconsider redesign of voter form

Tennessee: Election commission: Voter ID law draws questions, concerns | Democratic senator attacks TN voter law

Wisconsin: Stickers may make college IDs usable under state voter ID law | Voter ID lawsuit almost ready

Monday, 12 September 2011

Friday, 09 September 2011

September 9, 2011

National News: Sen. Durbin raises alarm on state laws affecting voter turnout

Florida: Voting machines play role in high school election | Early voting hours to drop | Vicky Oakes appointed supervisor of elections | Nelson criticizes new Florida election rules

Illinois: Judge: No recount in Vermilion clerk's election

Maine: People's veto of same-day voter registration ban will be Question 1 in November | Same-day voting question approved for November ballot

Maryland: Harford County voter rolls investigated | Takoma Park board of elections eliminates online absentee voting

Massachusetts: AG: No to voter ID initiative

Mississippi: Voter ID laws suppress turnout

New Hampshire: Clerks happy photo ID bill vetoed

New Jersey: Freeholder election controvery could affect council race

New York: County redistricting leads to polling place changes | Primary election: Two polling locations in Yorktown changed

Ohio: Storage of data, vote machines labeled unsafe | Elections board seeks improved storage | Opponents call for referendum on Ohio election reform law

Oklahoma: Milestone made with first election to require ID

South Carolina: Beaufort election commission balks at mandate to run primaries

Tennessee: Tennessee's voter ID law draws Congressional scrutiny

Texas: Cibolo could move elections to November | Officials prepare for primary changes

Virginia: City hopes to ward off election confusion

Wisconsin: Memo to DMV workers re-ignites voter ID controversy | Whistleblower on new voter ID law reportedly fired

Thursday, 08 September 2011

Wednesday, 07 September 2011

September 7, 2011

California: Supes allow voter info pamphlet to go electronic

Colorado: 16 Colorado counties go forward with English-only ballots after federal delay

Connecticut: Foster asks help to oversee primary

Florida: Drivers concerned about ID bundling | Florida studying a possible universal ID for everyone | Edwards seeks another term as election supervisor

Georgia: Rockdale debates membership on board of elections | Nonpartisan elections urged by Bibb County political figures

Indiana: Uncontested races will appear on ballot election board rules

Maine: Scrambling to be 16th on the ballot | Deadline near for voter registration question

Massachusetts: Irene Leadbetter, 91

New Jersey: Voter fraud may have tainted Parsippany primary

New Mexico: Voting process eased by 'convenience centers'

New York: New grand jury gets more power | Church voting site nixed after Orthodox concerns

North Carolina: Voter ID bill still has life

Ohio: Ross elections board testing new ballot verification machine | Update: Voters won't get absentee voter applications by mail

South Carolina: DMV will offer free rides to disabled

Tennessee: What new voter ID law means to mayoral election

Texas: Texas officials say license centers can handle demand caused by new ID law | Grayson does away with 18 voting precincts

Virginia: Falls Church council to vote on reducing precincts

Washington: Clerk offers postage paid absentees | Election officials will hold a hand recount

West Virginia: Nonpartisan election proposal scrapped in Charleston

Tuesday, 06 September 2011

September 3-6, 2011

Arizona: Brewer won't hold primary in January | Phoenix hopes to make November election smoother

California: Online voter registration bill hits governor's desk

Colorado: Citizens challenge SoS plan, discover ballot irregularities

Connecticut: State voting laws up for change

District of Columbia: Elections board to investigate mayor's new aide for voter fraud

Illinois: Clerk's race still up in the air

Indiana: Clerk: Voting machine change could save $100K per year | Suit surprises other clerks

Iowa: Windsor Heights will keep three precincts

Kansas: Clerk works to secure voting materials

Maine: Police still investigating database breach | Belmont student at the center of Maine voter fraud case

Mississippi: Holmes supervisor election contested

Nevada: $540K allocated for special election

New Hampshire: Clerk's association asks legislators to sustain veto for voter ID bill

New York: Three polling places moved to school | Picente seeks to avoid 2010 problems | This is where you go to vote...or is it?

North Carolina: Elections board refuses to release names in voter fraud caseSome polling places cut | County opens 8 more sites for early voting

Ohio: State and Cuyahoga County compromise on early voting | Ohio to mail ballot application to every voter next year

Oklahoma: Voter ID required at the polls next election

South Carolina: Disabled say S.C. plan for voter ID discriminates

Tennessee: Baxter looks at mail-in ballots | Campaigns begin to spread the word about voter ID law | Quirky law lets prisoners vote | Voter education gears up ahead of photo ID law

Texas: Military voting laws to change elections

Virginia: Robert M. Ostergren, long time Hanover registrar dies | Voting agreement reached

West Virginia: Council could look at nonpartisan elections tonight