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Monday, 10 December 2012

December 8-10, 2012

National News: After Obama vow, Washington weighs role in election management

Alabama: Etowah County details election costs

Alaska: Lawmaker plans to push for voter photo ID law

Arizona: Hays pleads guilty to voter fraud | Ballot access costly | Delayed count due to ballotless 'early' voters at polls

Arkansas: County working to improve voting process following problems | Vote centers for Arkansas under consideration

California: Online voter registration boosted turnout, data suggested | Online voter registrants in California were younger, more likely to vote | Mail-in ballots, online registration boost local turnout

Colorado: Election officials across Colorado push for voting overhauls

Florida: Thousands of rejected Miami-Dade absentee ballots show perils of voting by mail | Tampa Bay election supervisors rejected nearly 3K absentee ballots | City council's concern over proposal to build new elections office | City commission approves transition plan for election changes | Election officials discuss Lee County voting issues | Plenty of absentee ballots didn't make the grade | What could go wrong when voting absentee? Plenty, it turns out

Georgia: County looks at inaccurate voter addresses | Augusta election officials to scrutinize vacant lot voters

Iowa: Officials weigh signature verification and additions to mail-in voting

Kansas: Is voter registration becoming obsolete?

Louisiana: Lower voter turnout expected

Maryland: Helmet bill is out, voter ID likely to follow | Turnout should be key factor in any expansion of early voting, director says

Massachusetts: Long lines at the poll prompt calls for early voting | Worcester commission won't pursue complaints about primary election

Minnesota: Voting-law changes are on DFL minds | Voting equipment replacement moving ahead | County attorney rejects Mapleview voting complaints

Missouri: Supporters of photo ID for Missouri voters look to 2013 session

Nebraska: Poll closings may prompt changes in how election commissioners are chosen | Senator: Take governor out of equation for election commissioners

New Hampshire: Special election to replace rep would cost $2K

New Jersey: Late-counted absentee, provisional ballots make no difference in race

New Mexico: County vote goes to court

New York: County billed 11 county villages for election costs | Quinn and council propose detailed reforms to improve city's voting system | Early votes' fate at issue | BOE employee testifies he was following his boss's orders

North Carolina: Recount favors Frost

Ohio: Provisional-ballot causes probed | Husted to serve as panelist at Pew

Pennsylvania: Mayor Nutter puts together fact-finding team to look into Election Day problems | Panel to review reports of voting problems

South Carolina: Poll managers dispute director, say they warned early about too few machine | Legislative delegation split over firing of county election director

Texas: Commission to choose new elections administrator

U.S. Virgin Islands: Abramson ordered to apologize to official he tried to fire

Utah: County Republicans adopt resolution on voting fraud concerns

Washington: Recount resolutions bring end election to end | Secretary of state-elect goes local for aides

Wisconsin: With Walker on hand, son used same-day registration in GOP primary

Friday, 07 December 2012

December 7, 2012

Technology News: Everyone Counts secures 10-year, multimillion-dollar contract

Arizona: Yuma County recorder elected to top recorder slot

California: Recount begins for Cathedral City mayoral race | Two special elections, one stone? Not necessarily

Colorado: Gessler stop in Springs to talk about voter fraud, other issues | Mail-in ballots targeted

Florida: $8M proposal suggests creating new Duval supervisor of elections office | Election voting solutions wanted from Lee supervisor of elections | Councilman to propose 'money-saving' move for elections office | Top Florida elections officials tackle voting issues

Georgia: New absentee ballot needed for Jan. 8 special election

Hawaii: Hawaii County elections group attends Oahu workshop

Illinois: Missing absentee ballots left students out of democracy

Indiana: Population shifts prompt election officials to eye precinct changes

Iowa: Schultz, Miller discuss Iowa voting issues | Schultz says 'signature verification' needed for absentee ballots | Move to entirely 'vote-by-mail' elections in Iowa?

Michigan: Recount complete in Muskegon

Missouri: Cass County clerk can keep her job

Montana: Software error validated in Lewis & Clark County ballot counting machines | Court to hear recount application | Court to decide how to conduct recount

New Hampshire: NH voters who didn't show ID to get notices

New Jersey: Somerset County given approval to double-check results in tight races | Whelan measure to ease voting for deployed service members advances

New Mexico: Incumbent McMillan declared winner in tied House race | Silver City man charged in attempted voter fraud | Former secretary of state's corruption case continues

New York: Waiting more than 30 mins to vote is unacceptable, says state BOE | Board of elections seeks raise for poll workers | Ballots still being counted in Senate race | Witness claims intimidation at ballot fraud trial | NY election postmortem focuses on poll workers | Hearing set on fate of affidavit ballots

North Carolina: Commissioner recount proceeds

Ohio: Board of elections director retiring | Jefferson Co. election officials hold post-election audit | 47 ballots counted after late discovery

Rhode Island: City pinpoints voting day problems | Mollis weighing 2014 run for lieutenant governor or treasurer

South Carolina: Many blamed; no one disciplined yet | Report: Election 'hit iceberg' in summer, didn't notice until Nov. 6 | Richland County elections director, top staffers, board all responsible for Election Day errors, report says | Richland County lawmakers show little interest in quickly hearing election report

Tennessee: Chattanooga considers early voting

Texas: Lawmaker wants to whittle state regulation

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix board rejects challenges filed by 3 candidates | St. Thomas elections board to take up complaints today

Virginia: Howell, Lopez plan to push again for no-excuse early voting | Moran proposes bill to reduce wait times at the polls

Washington: Benton County working to improve voting process

Wisconsin: Citizens unite to save same-day registration | Kaufert undecided on same-day registration

Thursday, 06 December 2012

December 6, 2012

National News: Boxer bill would combat long voting lines | Preventing long lines in future elections | Report: Senator proposing national standards to end election lines | States consider election-day registration for higher voter turnout

Arizona: The parrot ate my ballot! Report includes unusual replacement ballot requests | Early voters who showed up at polls upped provisional count, officials say

Arkansas: Questions arise over secretary of state's Santa role

California: Mayoral ballots to get recount in Riverbank | Rancor over ranked-choice voting

Colorado: Davidson issues election report | Boulder County activists vent elections concerns to secretary of state | Jamison's staff draws praise; clerk doesn't | County election official

Florida: Polk County supervisor of elections sticks with 'old fashion' voting system | Ethics commission clears former elections supervisor | Councilman to propose SOE consolidation, new facility | Top elections officials tackle voting issues in Orlando

Michigan: Kalamazoo County board of canvassers conducting recount in clerk race | Clerks endrose 'no-reason' absentee voting

Minnesota: Voting in churches raise church-state separation issue

Nebraska: 'Furious' Lautenbaugh objects to tyranny talk about Phipps

New Hampshire: State will reach out to voters who didn't use photo ID | Update on New Hampshire Voting Rights Act case

New Jersey: After final tally, a switch in the outcome | Rodriguez wants a recount on Saddle Brook council election

New Mexico: Recount focuses on 3 Rio Rancho precincts noted for long lines | Vote re-tally begins

New York: Quinn: Problems with NYC voting must be fixed immediately | Lawmakers call for reforms to voting system | NYC's BOE broke state rules by allowing voters to wait in long lines on Election Day | Old ballot forgeries revealed

Ohio: Move to Morse Road depends on commissioners

Pennsylvania: Nearly 20K eligible provisional ballots cast in Philadelphia | Some answers on provisional ballots, more questions | About those provisional ballots

South Carolina: Rise of Richland County's elections chief marked by powerful sponsors | New election group will appeal to state election commission | Gadsden poll worker nominated to Richland County election commission | Decision on McBride coming today?

Virginia: Proposal to switch voting precinct raising ruckus | Moran proposes bill to reduce voting wait times | Howell launches new bid for no-excuses early voting

West Virginia: Dunbar voting precincts will be unchanged

Wisconsin: Walker: Same-day voter registration absurd issue | Referendum proposed on same-day voter registration | Dane County referendum on same-day registration in works | Walker says overhauling GAB not on his agenda

Wednesday, 05 December 2012

December 5, 2012

Arizona: Analysis: High minority precincts cast more provisional ballots | Recorder overhauls voter-roster system

California: High cost ends recount plans | Registrar of voters completes final vote count | Last-minute request for recount

Colorado: Secretary of state includes Boulder County stop in 'election integrity listening tour'

Florida: 'Under-performing' county election chiefs will get summoned to Tally | State lawmakers not convinced their law's to blame for election hardships | Latvala suggests removal of election supervisors for 2012 problems | Times set for state election review team to visit problem counties | Lee supervisor of elections among five under fire as elections probe begins | Florida will investigate voting problems in 5 counties | Elections supervisor passes the ballot | Florida judge hearing 6 election fraud cases | More early voting sites sought

Georgia: Macon to ask Bibb for more voting locations

Indiana: Muncie man gets driver's license after 2-year battle to prove identity

Kansas: Democrats call for county commissioners to appoint election commissioners

Maine: Dems choose familiar face for secretary of state

Massachusetts: Complaints fill election commission's plate

Michigan: Flood of recall elections leads to calls for sweeping changes

Minnesota: Minneapolis' Election Day filled with hitches and glitches

Montana: County prepping for possible recount

Nebraska: Students honored for election work

New Jersey: Monmouth officials still in process of certifying vote

New Mexico: Election continues as recounts begin | Election officials still counting votes | Misplaced ballots may lead to changes | Recount in Las Cruces race gets under way

New York: Voting map tossed out amid gripes | McInerney testifies to using gloves to seal forged ballots

North Carolina: Hand recount ordered in Buncombe race | Elections board chair fired from county attorney job | State elections board to hold emergency meeting

Ohio: Tea Party audit looks for voter fraud in Portage County | Board of elections employee files menacing complaint | GOP gives election staff option

Oklahoma: Judge: Incumbent in House election fight winner

Oregon: Clackamas County elections worker pleads not guilty to ballot tampering charges

Pennsylvania: County's interim elections director made permanent

South Carolina: Preliminary report on Richland County election mess due tomorrow

South Dakota: Minnehaha Co. could see new way of voting

Tennessee: Election board files for dismissal

U.S Virgin Islands: Losing candidates send complaints blasting elections system

Virginia: Voter registration fraud case continued until February | State delegate wants early voting open to all

Wisconsin: Rep. Vos wants to revisit voter ID law | Opposition mounts over plan to scrap same-day voter registration | Former elections board and GAB member recalls experiences on each | 28-year Lisbon clerk retiring

Tuesday, 04 December 2012

December 4, 2012

California: SF election loser drops recount request | Registrar of voters continues work on final election canvass

Colorado: County clerks ready to revisit mail ballots, other previously thorny election issues | Colorado clerks suggest mailing ballots to all voters | Boulder clerk protesting election non-certification

Florida: Lawmakers to hear from Detzner on voting problems | Election over? Not yet, insist Florida Dems

Georgia: Elections chief to speak about Hampton's special election

Illinois: Election filing deadline moved from Christmas Eve

Iowa: Voting issue in hands of Polk County judge | Election officials certify 2012 results

Massachusetts: Bellingham officials support statewide voter ID law | Councilors target long voting lines

Michigan: Johnson comments on Troy decision

Minnesota: Report details why Minneapolis voting bogged down | Voting official apologizes to Minneapolis voters | Election official offers ways to fix voting | Two charged with voter fraud in Austin

Montana: Welch seeks recount, but faces long odds

Nebraska: Election officials offer data on early voting

Nevada: Clark County elections chief endorses voter ID proposal | Democratic leaders oppose voter photo ID

New Jersey: Early voting surged in Bergen, Passaic counties

New Mexico: Misplaced ballots not enough to make impact | Golf or hoops to break tie in race?

New York: Witness: Forged ballots got special treatment | County BOE certifies vote totals

North Carolina: More counting likely in commissioner race

Ohio: Carroll new board of elections director | State Rep. Phillips concerned about provisional ballot process

Pennsylvania: Schools registered many student voters

Rhode Island: Sen. looks to require more poll worker training

South Carolina: Election data shows no evidence of bias | Sen. Ford: Controversy over Richland County. election overblown | DOJ, South Carolina squabble over who won voter ID case | Richland County candidate loses appeal of election results

Tennessee: Memphis poll watcher brigade looks to next elections

Texas: After botched election, candidate sues for another election

Vermont: Condos: Recount delay didn't significantly impact overseas ballot returns

Virginia: Voting precinct move on agenda for supervisors

Wisconsin: Voter ID law may return this session | Election equipment audit today | Fitzgerald criticizes GAB, advocates changes

Monday, 03 December 2012

December 1-3, 2012

National News: Voter ID crusade continues into 2013: Four to watch | Is the Voting Rights Act outdated?

California: Vote recounts costly, a roll of the dice | Escondido opts to settle voting lawsuit | Alameda County to pay for recount | Election certified despite errors | Solano registrar says final election count completed | Election might be certified Monday

Colorado: County clerks group seeks election reform

Connecticut: Hand count checks vote scans in Wallingford | Deadline looms for post-election audits
Florida: Early voting limits motivated Dems, minorities to turnout | Miami-Dade election emails describe chaotic Election Day

Georgia: Some Augusta voters use vacant lots as registration address | Fayette spends $225K fighting election changes

Illinois: Young ready to retire from public duty | Man who lost Kane election by 13 votes wants recount

Indiana: Voter acknowledgement cards to be mailed

Iowa: Judge will rule 'soon' on Iowa voter rights lawsuit

Kentucky: Beshear: No need to remove Republican David Cross from elections board

Louisiana: Early voting draws few takers locally

Maine: ACLU asks Maine for a voter intimidation probe

Massachusetts: Seekonk High will stay as town's sole poll site

Michigan: Candidate who won, then lost asking for recount | Johnson sues Troy over special election of mayor

Minnesota: Group claims voter fraud doomed voter ID amendment

Mississippi: Voter fraud conviction upheld against Tunica woman

Missouri: Spending for election iPads paid off in saved time, says Franklin County clerk

Nebraska: Oxide Design, Nebraskans for Civic Reform team up for voting rights | Lincoln Co. youth honored for election service

New Jersey: Post-Sandy issues continue

New Mexico: Bernalillo County discovers uncounted ballots | Bernalillo County election workers tally unopened ballots

New York: Ballot fraud old Troy game, former clerk tells trial jury

Ohio: Election law expert outlines lessons of 2012

Oklahoma: Lawsuit in Oklahoma House race is postponed

Pennsylvania: Old Forge woman oversees grassroots election process

South Carolina: More uncounted votes discovered | More votes found in Richland County | Photo ID for voting required in January | Richland elections director must go, legislators say

Tennessee: Why the wait at some Knox County spots? Election Day lines explained

U.S. Virgin Islands: Federal audit of VI elections system delayed by Abramson's absence

Utah: GOP won't contest Matheson win, but wants election reforms

Virginia: Legislators debate early voting

West Virginia: Marshall officials plagued by ballot woes

Wisconsin: Dems say eliminating same-day registration will not reduce voter fraud

Friday, 30 November 2012

November 30, 2012

Alabama: Uncertified recount changes little in clerk race | Montgomery County election center director bids farewell to take new position with state

Arizona: State turns down county proposal to do ballot scans

California: Recount effort moving forward; cost estimate could be generated today | Election officials tally stray ballots

Colorado: El Paso County election canvas complete

District of Columbia: No more residency requirement for DC ballot petition circulators?

Florida: North Florida election fraud hearing delayed | Florida Democrats file bills to increase early voting hours

Georgia: State elections board chides Thomson mayor | What does the board of elections do during downtime? | Charges against former city elections official sent to attorney general for investigation

Illinois: Lawmakers change Christmas Eve election quirk

Iowa: Elections chief softens voter removal rules

Kansas: Vote certified amid debate on voter ID law | Kobach defends photo ID to vote

Michigan: Johnson seeks to block ballot initiatives by special interests | Troy's deadline to agree to special election or get sued is today

Minnesota: Judge orders removal of 35 ballots

Missouri: Door says iPad contributed to 'smooth' election

Montana: Voter ID law pushed by state lawmaker

New Jersey: NJ county election board finally get ballots to add up

New Mexico: Election boss counted on best cases

New York: County to look at storage deals | Focus shifts as sides clash in ballot trial

North Carolina: No changes in outcome following official vote canvas | Hand-to-eye recount begins in Senate race

Ohio: 1.6M Ohioans cast early ballots | Precinct boundaries adjusted in some towns

Oregon: Election worker in Oregon indicted in ballot-tampering case

South Carolina: Richland County election investigation: Not enough voting machines | Report on Richland Co. election system failures expected soon | Richland Co. election commission has power to fire McBride | Interim Richland County election report due Wednesday

Tennessee: Election results have been tossed before

Utah: GOP still has questions about discarded ballots

Vermont: Election audit attests to accuracy of optical scanners

Washington: Secretary of state decries political polarization

Wisconsin: Groups fight to save same-day registration | Walker didn't consult poll workers about ending same-day registration

Thursday, 29 November 2012

November 29, 2012

Alaska: Thomas requests recount in tight House election

Arizona: Huckelberry seeks help with smooth elections

California: County election office continues ballot count | Riverside County finishes counting faster this year | Election results dominate Oxnard council meeting | Election may not be certified until next week

Connecticut: Boxes of unprocessed forms reaches about 125 | Early voting initiative rekindled in Connecticut | Reforms could boost voter participation

Florida: Lee County poll workers get $50 bonus | Lawsuit seeking to remove commissioners from office lives on | Miami-Dade panel seeks remedies for election woes | Miami-Dade group begins examining what went wrong in elections | Dems ask for election bill hearing  | Election advisory group meeting to analyze election problems

Georgia: Slow early voting in Augusta race | Elections board dismisses ID fraud case

Hawaii: State panel to probe ballot shortage

Iowa: Schultz relaxes proposed rules on voter-registration complaints | Iowa elections chief softens voter removal rules | Secretary of state eases two rules on voting

Idaho: Counties frustrated with double-envelope early voting system

Kansas: Kobach, AG preparing to certify election

Kentucky: Beshear deciding whether state elections board member should be removed

Massachusetts: Boston city council looks to prevent long Election Day lines

Michigan: Troy rebukes state's demand for quick election

Minnesota: Recount process not as simple as it may seem | Every vote counts and recounts in House race

Nebraska: Secretary of state's office reviewing voter complaints

New Jersey: Hoboken election results are in; machine vote stands

New Mexico: Elections boss counted on best-case scenario | Recount ordered in tight Dona Ana race; unclear where funds will come from

New York: County weighing options on voting machine storage | Election Day problems for voters and with poll workers | Credibility of witness assailed | Satvisky to be hired as board of elections commissioner

Ohio: State rep calls Ohio's provisional process 'broken' | Husted illegally tossing provisional ballots, Dems say

Pennsylvania: Election board hears voting horror stories

South Carolina: Election employees saw 'train wreck coming' | Poll worker quits over lack of leadership from county election board | Attorney: At least 30 days for elections report | Attorney prepares for hearing on election debacle | Another recount ordered in Senate race

Texas: Application period for elections job closing | West U residents asked for input on election polling sites

Vermont: Vt. to do random audit of voter tabulator results

Washington: Cowlitz County write-in votes reveal wacky side of election

Wisconsin: Walker, clerks don't agree on same-day registration

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

November 28, 2012

Arizona: Bennett's proposed voting changes would be welcome, and expensive | Yavapai officials offers ways to improve election process

California: Recount in Redding race resumes today | Recount requested

Connecticut: Should Madison schools remain open on Election Day?

Florida: Random audit finds 9-ballot discrepancy | Poll workers receive a bonus | Homestead officials shut out of voting fiasco task force | Early voting takes center stage in Florida | Florida Dems call for federal probe into voting law

Georgia: Will Section 5 of the VRA remain in effect for Athens, Ga.? | Ga. elections officials scold Fulton County for absentee voting problems in 2010 | Fulton voting problems not an issue | State sanctions Fulton for 2010 election mishaps

Guam: GEC to pay precinct officials Thursday

Hawaii: After Election Day confusion, Hawaii pushes for mail-in voting | Hawaii commission panel to probe ballot shortage; elections chief under fire | Elections chief gets grilled | Senator calls for new elections chief | Elections commish goes into executive session | State elections panel plans to study ballot-shortage 'fiasco' | Ballot shortage spurs panel to form new subcommittee

Illinois: Partial recount in local Kane race | Will County clerk wants special election date moved

Iowa: Delayed victory | Woodbury County auditor named to state election advisory panel | Auditors prepare for special election

Kansas: State's photo ID law deemed a success in first trial | Cass County clerk can keep her job

Maryland: Alderman unsure about spending $80K on office space | Md lawmakers seek to expand early voting

Michigan: Dems raise election concerns | Village elections move to November | State pressures Troy to hold February mayoral election

Minnesota: Ritchie would support early voting legislation

Montana: Loney alleges 'irregularities' at ExpoPark polling place

Nebraska: Group files complaint alleging Omaha voters told to provide voter ID number to get ballots | Election watchdog group says Phipps violated law

Nevada: Miller calls for voter photo ID law in Nevada | Liberal activists suspicious, conservatives applaud Miller's voter ID proposal

New Jersey: Morris closes out election after getting bombarded with mail, email, fax, provisional ballots | Passaic County certifies election results | Rutgers-Newark law clinic examines e-voting in wake of Sandy | Group requests information on how fax, email voters were processed | Group seeks data on NJ voting | Provisional ballots not enough to overturn any election results i Gloucester County

New York: GOP accused of playing politician with appointment of election commissioner | Election reform in NYC focuses on wait times | Court battle to follow vote count in Senate races | Stavisky picked for board of elections commissioner

North Carolina: McIntyre could face second recount | NC elections board meets to certify most results

Ohio: Fears of voter fraud unfounded | Elections board wants to move to former Kohl's | Ohio Senate leader rules out changes to voter ID | Lorain County elections board dismisses fraud probes, certifies election results

South Carolina: SC AG backs Richland Co. board's firing authority | Some lawmakers not satisfied with election hearing

Tennessee: Election certified amid continued complaints | Big Bird, Han Solo, Clint Eastwood, some Knox voters had their own picks for president | Sevier County election workers review liquor votes

Texas: Gov. Perry appoints new secretary of state

Vermont: Secretary of state conducts random audit of voting equipment in four towns

Virginia: Spotsy voting issues explained | McDonnell willing to consider early voting | Cuccinelli seems to agree voter fraud helped Obama | Searching for a polling place

Washington: Recount will be coming to county

Wisconsin: Local clerks split on election-day voter registration

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

November 27, 2012

Alabama: Crawford declared probate judge

Alaska: Voter turnout could be lowest in presidential year since '96

Arizona: Final canvas of votes approved in Maricopa County, with possible election changes

California: Riverside County election certified | Inyo clerk goes the distance to help voters | Democrat Leland Yee announces 2014 secretary of state bid | Alameda County ballot measure back on track? | 2012 election sees spike in complaints of Berkeley election law violation | County election officials hope to finish ballot count by Wednesday

Connecticut: Voter ballot mix-ups reported | St. Rose polling station in Meridian part of state audit

Colorado: Boulder County canvas board refuses to certify 2012 election results | District attorney to seek a recount | Broomfield sets election record

Florida: Deadline passes on recount; Murphy presumed victor | Former Fla. GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason they pushed new election law | Thousands sign petition calling on governor to expand early voting in Fla.

Georgia: Fulton's election 'error rates' subjected to comparison tests

Guam: Respicio will try overriding veto of election reform bill again | Election volunteers being paid

Hawaii: Abercrombie proposing 100 percent mail-in voting for Hawaii | Hawaii will seek all-mail voting system | Election workers' lawsuit dismissed; appeal to follow | State balloting chief resigns at her boss' request after ballot shortage | After problems at 24 Oahu polling sites, governor asks AG to investigate

Illinois: Quinn sets dates for special election to replace Jackson | Marshall clerk retiring this week

Iowa: Plymouth County to purchase 30 new voting machines

Maine: Election officials finish recounts

Minnesota: Voter fraud found in Mower County | Groh: 3 local ballots showed illegal voting

Missouri: Hearing set to consider new election in House district

New Hampshire: About 1 percent of NH voters didn't show ID on Election Day

New Jersey: Wisniewski will introduce bill allowing early voting in NJ | Results still not in from Hoboken elections, shooting for Wednesday | Cumberland County clerk releases official election results

New Mexico: Secretary of state's office needs more time to complete canvas | Two State House races face recounts | Sandoval County ballot inspection starts tomorrow

New York: Final county begins ballot counting in Senate race | Weeks later, let the counting begin for Staten Island voters | Voters' loyalty to Mirch aired at trial | Senate control hinges on absentee and affidavit ballots in Ulster County | Rockland Dems voting on BOE commissioner

North Carolina: 7th District recount results still pending | NC elections board to meet to certify most results

Ohio: Three possible cases of election fraud sent to Allen County prosecutor | Provisional ballots narrow some races, but outcomes the same

Rhode Island: Democratic party chairman considering run for secretary of state | RI lawmaker wants more training for poll workers

South Carolina: Rep. Garrick: 'We're here 20 days later and there's no plan' | McBride: Misreading led to wrong number of machines | Richland County elections chief is sorry for mess | Questions remain about Richland election mess after hearing | Richland County election director long-awaited explanation leaves questions unanswered | AG: Election board has power to fire elections director | Director reveals cause of election night problems

Tennessee: Few DeSoto absentee ballots cast for Tuesday runoff election | Lawsuit seeks to void Pigeon Forge liquor vote

U.S. Virgin Islands: AG office investigating its own 'clients': Elections

Utah: Elections this year included international poll watchers

Vermont: Checking up on Vermont's voting machines | Vermont secretary of state reports to U.S. DOJ on Nov. 30

Wisconsin: Election-day voter registration debate | Committee addresses registration ordinance | Walker would sign same-day registration bill | Robinson to leave GAB