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2012

Thursday, 05 July 2012

July 4-5, 2012

Overseas Voting News: Assistance is available for absentee voting

Arizona: Secretary of state facing lawsuit over signature rejection | County elections officer to work for secretary of state | County OKs move of early voting site

Arkansas: Martin replies to voter registration complaint

California: New vote-by-mail opportunity for Napa voters

Florida: Call for federal voter registration act | Ex-felons need voting rights restored, group says | Voter purge politics voiced in parades | Terri Pierce running for supervisor of elections | Elections supervisor partners with Character Counts! | Dent, Thaxton clash 5 times in 3 weeks | Elections office to temporarily move to passenger train depot

Georgia: Some voters will get new cards

Illinois: DuPage won't change ballot provider

Iowa: Aide: Governor will keep felon voting policy

Kansas: Will ID laws lower college student vote?

Michigan: Gov. Snyder disappoints GOP allies, vetoes voter ID bill | Snyder vetoes controversial voter ID, registration bills | Essay contest aims to spread message about importance of voting

Minnesota: Concerns raised about voter ID amendment in Cass | Common Cause files complaint against Minnesota Majority

Mississippi: 'No ID?' initiative sees limited response

Nebraska: Tribes work for record Native American vote

New Jersey: Former Berkeley mayor named to OC election board

New York: Latino groups call for probe in Rangel race | NYC BOE defends its work in disputed Congressional primary | Rangel rips vote challenge | NYC board of elections to start ballot count

Ohio: Stainbrook, Gerken spar over elections staff

Oklahoma: Election board says software to blame for errors | Investigation finds missing ballots accounted for in Oklahoma HD71 race

Pennsylvania: Voter ID law may affect more Pennsylvanians than previously estimated | Voter ID assurances fail to quell fears of disenfranchisement

South Carolina: Court schedule tightens window for new SC voter ID

Tennessee: Voting machines inspected | Thousands of voter registration cards returned to elections office

Washington: Kathleen Drew has priority list if elected secretary of state

Wisconsin: Website will help overseas Wis. voters get ballots

Tuesday, 03 July 2012

July 3, 2012

Overseas Voting News: Pentagon reverses course on American voters living abroad

Alaska: Report: Mismanagement, cost-cutting led to botched Anchorage election | Report blames city ballot woes on inexperience and neglect

Arkansas: Martin replies to voter registration complaint

California: Vote counting

Florida: Conyers calls for hearing to evaluate voter purge | Administrative challenge to voting rules filed | Fla. election law draws new legal challenge | Elections supervisor conducts food drive | Professor: Voter purge is 'harassment,' 'waste of time' | Foreclosure does not forbid voting

Illinois: City, county say $33.4M to be saved through cooperation

Iowa: Carroll County to purchase new voting system

Maryland: Redistricting map foes confident in referendum

Michigan: Elections officials refuse to block ballot question

Minnesota: Foes of Minn. voter ID push decry question wording | Photo ID supporters question Ritchie's opposition to amendment

Missouri: Polling precincts in Guthrie, Carrington combined

New Jersey: Freeholders, elections board in dispute over supervisor

New Mexico: Dona Ana County residents confused over voter registration forms mailed by nonprofit group | State police to investigate Espanola voter fraud

New York: Election board sets new high in dysfunction | Espaillant calls primary race 'phantom election'

North Carolina: Legislature opts against federal election funds

Ohio: Cuyahoga proposes charter amendment that could lead to fewer open elections | Board of elections changes 3 polling locations in Cleveland Heights | Avon Lake cuts voting precincts

Pennsylvania: Asian American groups criticize voter ID law

South Carolina: Voter ID law nixed again by DOJ

Tennessee: Shelby County active voter list raising concern | More than 200K Hamilton County voters start getting new registration cards | Dobson fired as elections director

Virginia: Voter ID town hall meeting

Washington: Voters encouraged to use 'MyVote' before primary

West Virginia: Officials file response in two Lincoln County candidates' suits

Monday, 02 July 2012

June 30-July 2, 2012

Overseas Voting News: Troops need to make arrangements now to vote in November

Alabama: Priceville council makes plans for municipal election

Arizona: Special election could cost $3M

California: Judge delays numbering of California ballot measures

Colorado: Officials answer election suit

Florida: State working to settle voter registration suit

Kansas: County elections staff host town hall

Maine: Bangor election official still looking for owner of camera card found in 2010

Minnesota: Missouri offers tutorial for Minnesota photo ID battle

Mississippi: Ruling expected soon in Stokes' retrial request

Missouri: Oak Tower residents test touch-screen voting machines | Missouri offers tutorial for Minnesota in photo ID battle

New Jersey: Warren County election board ignored state law, complaint says

New York: Ballot issues arise after Rangel's apparent primary win | Rangel elex foe sues over slow vote count

North Carolina: Election officials waiting for answers

Ohio: Cleveland Hip Hop Caucus wants to educate people with felony records about voting rights | Federal court ruling to address dispute over counting provisional ballots

Pennsylvania: Poll workers might be added | Simpson Voting House's role in election unsure

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico creates voting system for those under house arrest

Tennessee: Election budget cut by $28K | Hamilton County voters receiving new cards | Shelby County elections facing changes in August

 U.S. Virgin Islands: Judge hears arguments in recall case

Washington: Secretary of state hopefuls have different vision for post

Wisconsin: AG not optimistic voter ID settled for November | City considers opening second polling place | Recall recount nearing an end

Friday, 29 June 2012

Thursday, 28 June 2012

June 28, 2012

Alaska: Justice Dept. approves Alaska redistricting map

Arkansas: Jefferson Co. polling problems

California: Victorville Dems sue over California's top-two primary

Colorado: Some ballots still oustanding for primary | Technological problem delayed Tuesday's vote tally | Primary is dress rehearsal for main event | County opening temp offices

Florida: Vote in your robe, slippers this election year | Federal judge: Noncitizen voters can be declared ineligible right before election | Judge halts federal attempt to block Florida's voter purge | Okaloosa County supervisor of elections hires new team member | Judge rejects claim that Snipes improperly processed paperwork | Supervisor of elections didn't remove voters from rolls

Georgia: Columbia County elections chief leaves hospital | Feds sue Georgia over Aug. 21 runoff election

Indiana: Election board looks ahead to '14 | Commissioner recount reaches third day

Iowa: Precinct chairs receive slight raise

Massachusetts: Clerks wary of teen voter 'preregistration' | Petition backing local voting at 17 clears big hurdle

Michigan: Snyder selects Colleen Pero to fill vacancy on Michigan elections board

Minnesota: Minn. lawmakers defend voter ID measure validity | GOP lawyers: Photo ID details are not necessary

Missouri: Mo. GOP secretary of state candidate launches ad

New Hampshire: Voter ID law of the land after Legislature overturns Gov. Lynch veto | Legislature overrides Lynch veto on voter ID

New Mexico: Tech helps end precinct voting in New Mexico | Sunland Park vote-fraud probe expands

New York: Sanctions sought in Troy ballot case | September primary could make or break board of elections

North Carolina: Attempt to revive voting funds killed with little used motion | GOP uses obscure rule to shut down budget amendment | Vote ID veto likely to stand | Wake rejects most voter challenges

Ohio: Ruling on provisional ballots issue expected by August

Oklahoma: Glitches on election night in Tulsa County | Votes counted manually after two Tulsa polling places fail to return voting machines | Election problems explained | Software glitch blamed for delays in reporting election results

South Carolina: Military voters pleased with ease of casting ballot

Texas: Harrison County officials appoint elections administrator

Utah: Mayor's race outcome on hold until July 10

West Virginia: Failed mayoral candidate files federal civil lawsuit

Wisconsin: Candidate considers court action over poll book error

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

June 27, 2012

National News: Amid new voter ID laws, Obama camp recruits lawyers | Rep. Lewis asks for cash to protect voting rights

Overseas Voting News: Tens of thousands of service members' votes not counted | Making sure military ballots are counted is project's priority

Alaska: Court won't yet consider Alaska's challenge to Voting Rights Act

Arizona: Prescott appoints interim city clerk

Arkansas: Election officials get hundreds of calls from voters

California: Asian American groups monitor nearly 200 poll sites in four counties

Colorado: Complete results to be delayed | El Paso County election results will be delayed due to Waldo Canyon fire

Florida: State moves to block voter-registration group | Judge to hear voter purge arguments | New cards mailed to Indian River County voters | Some question closing of polling places in Osceola County | Snipes combining 14 precincts for primary

Georgia: Voter registration touted by advocacy group | Integrity of Fulton elections questioned

Indiana: Recount for Lake County commissioner continues

Maine: Summers won't resign amid conflict-of-interest complaints

Michigan: Detroit activists protest Gov. Rick Snyder over 'voter suppression' bills

Minnesota: Mondale, Carlson to lead voter ID opposition | Secretary of state asks for Supreme Court decision on voter ID by Aug. 27 | Photo ID factions gather supporters, devise strategies

Mississippi: Jackson Ward 3 election set

Missouri: Voters affected by tornado need to confirm new address and vote in that precinct | Jasper County to buy iPads to maintain election data

New Hampshire: Town election officers support voting vetoes | Voter ID veto reconsidered today | Last minute voter ID changes facing Senate, House action today

New Mexico: Recounts ordered in two senate races | Judge orders review into Sunland Park's early voting, absentee ballots

New York: Extra primary costs extra money | Turner moves to impound ballots, again

North Carolina: Voter ID measure fails to find bipartisan support

Ohio: Clark County elections board names chief | Unions claim Ohio trashes legal votes

Oklahoma: No major voting machine problems crop up | Voting better, still not perfect | Locked ballot box and no key briefly delays voting in west Norman | State election board admits voting error on Twitter

Pennsylvania: Republican's voter-ID remark brings him under political fire

South Carolina: Runoff voters don't have to fight bad weather | Write-in votes counted late into the night

Utah: Ballot boo-boo and other notes | High school marquee offends sensibilities for election law violation

Wisconsin: Democrats accuse GOP poll observers of election day voter intimidation | RNC funded lawmakers' request intervene in voter ID case | Some missing signatures recovered | GAB: Election workers won't be punished for signatures missing from poll book

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

June 26, 2012

Alabama: Lee County commission OKs electronic poll books | County approves voting resolution

Alaska: Federal government role in Alaska elections questioned

California: Olague is the swing vote on voting system repeal

Colorado: Mesa County officials hold primary elections | Wildfires complicate Colorado primary

Connecticut: Some hope to revive state's elections bills

Florida: State won't release larger list of possible noncitizen voters

Indiana: Lake County recount begins for commissioner's race | Recount finds suspicious ballots

Maine: Secretary of state office has voter registration card shortage | Registration cards in short supply as Maine voter enrollment drives heat up

Maryland: Supreme Court rules Maryland can count inmates at their home addresses

Michigan: Clerk: 120K new voter ID cards should have hit Grand Rapids mailboxes

New Hampshire: Town election officers support voting vetoes

New York: Preparing for primary day | Feds to monitor polls in Orange County, Queens

North Carolina: Lewis: No new voter ID bill likely | Pilot, Dobson elections moved to presidential election years

North Dakota: Moorhead rejects plan to move elections to even-numbered years

Ohio: Gilchrist indicted for voter fraud | Military vote a priority in November

Pennsylvania: ID law spurs debate

South Carolina: Late lifting of restraining order has lingering effect on runoff

Tennessee: Voting machines set up for election | Shelby County precinct changes vexing voters

Texas: Harrison County considers new elections chief

Utah: High voter turnout expected in Tuesday's primary

West Virginia: Secretary of state covers election, ballot issues during Legislative subcommittee

Wisconsin: More elections snafus reported in Racine recall election | Some voters didn't sign poll books but state officials say votes do count

Monday, 25 June 2012

June 23-25, 2012

Alaska: State challenges federal voting rights requirement | Report: Grous says city violated election code 20 times

Arizona: Voter registration forms not all from recorder's office | Most precinct committee elections canceled

California: Solano County grand jury: Registrar of voters office lacking

Colorado: Congresswoman Maxine Waters says Colorado is not a voter-suppression state | 374,900 Coloradans have cast primary votes

District of Columbia: D.C. elections baord officially changes its name | It's just the D.C. Board of Elections now

Florida: State was warned voter purge used inaccurate data | Lake County voters can print registration cards at home | Navy officer, teacher among Volusia, Flagler citizens targeted on voter purge list | Law loophole keeps other voters out of GOP primary

Georgia: Election could be confusing one for voters | Is voter form legit? | DOJ challenges Georgia's runoff calendar | Feds challenge Georgia on military, overseas ballots

Illinois: Complaint filed against Lake County clerk

Iowa: Few Iowa felons pursue voting rights

Maryland: Maryland group alleges voter-roll problems

Massachusetts: Town clerk advises voters against mailed registrations

Michigan: Groups' attempt to get deceased woman registered to vote causes concern in Dexter Township

Minnesota: Voter registration suit heard | Minn. Independence Party opposes voter ID | Former Minn. gov. warns of voter ID amendment dangers | Federal lawsuit seeks to tighten election-day registration procedures | Same-day voter registration fight heard in U.S. court

Mississippi: Trial date set in election challenge lawsuit

New Hampshire: Legislature to return to deal with vetoes

New Mexico: Sunland Park ex-employees indicted for voter fraud

New York: 3 primaries straint St. Lawrence County elections budget, staff

North Carolina: Voting group speaks out about lack of election funds in budget | Elections money disappears from state budget

Ohio: Summit elections board won't be buying copiers to copy voters' IDs | Fired employee sues elections board | Absentee voting to cost millions | 10 candidates vie to lead county election board

South Carolina: Judge orders Tuesday Democratic runoff | Stephens County voters receiving new registration cards

South Dakota: Ballot machine noted for problems | New polling places cause problems for voters

Texas: 'No election is perfect,' said Will Rogers | Lubbock County recognized for successful vote center program | Counties consolidate voting precincts

Utah: Spanish-speakers getting help at polling places

Washington: Governor endorses former Issaquah legislator for secretary of state | Candidates want printed statewide primary guide

Wisconsin: Voter ID cases unlikely to be decided by Election Day | State lawmakers agree recall laws should be changed

Friday, 22 June 2012

June 22, 2012

National News: Pelosi: Holder being targeted over voter ID laws | Left girds for voting rights battle | Tribes work to record Native American vote

Alaska: More Alaska redistricting litigation? AG challenges Voting Rights Act preclearance

California: Suspicious voter registration applications in mailboxes throughout Claycord | Solano County grand jury: Registrar of voters office lacking

Colorado: Denver preparing for another fight with state election officials | State steps in after Teller ballot blunder

Connecticut: Goof sinks primary in 116th District

District of Columbia: District of Columbia's elections board changes name following enactment of city's ethics law | It's just the D.C. board of elections now

Florida: Voter registration law challenged | State dropping restrictions on third-party voter registration--maybe | Judge hears arguments on Fla. voting law changes | Law firm partners with supervisor of elections to promote voting information | Election 2012 voter changes | Supervisor of elections mails out voter information cards

Georgia: Senator assails effort to purge Fulton voters | Richmond County voters to be notified of district changes

Guam: GEC looking for precinct officials

Illinois: Elections board approves plan

Indiana: Porter County begins talk of consolidating voting sites

Kentucky: Elderly star of humorous politcal ad dies

Maine: Group calls on Summers to resign state post

Maryland: Justice Dept. monitors town election | Online petition drives have made referendums easier

Michigan: City tracking down 1,000 voters

Minnesota: Lawsuit challenging election process to be hear Friday

Nevada: State to launch new voter registration drive

New Hampshire: Lynch nixes voter ID; override in the works

New York: Election language bill stumps pols on math

North Carolina: North Carolina budget cuts fuding for elections | Budget stripped of funding needed to receive federal election money | Voter ID bill still on table, thanks to procedural rule

Oklahoma: Low voter turnout feared in Tuesday's primary

Pennsylvania: Pa. to launch $5M voter ID campaign with robocalls | Pa. colleges scramble to make school IDs voter-acceptable

South Carolina: Judge promises ruling by noon on whether runoff is necessary | Voter registration mistake corrected

Tennessee: Eight days left for voter registration | Election commission gets set for voters

Texas: Election forecast: Faster returns in the runoffs | Vote centers to be open for Saturday election

Wisconsin: Recount Day 2: Little change in vote totals since morning | Vos pulls name from attempt to intervene in photo ID case | Many filling out forms are already registered | Nichol reappointed to state elections board

Thursday, 21 June 2012

June 21, 2012

Arizona: Phoenix OKs redistricting map but still may consider an alternative

California: Election-day registration advances in Legislature | Measure M ballots mailed 10 days late by registrar's office | A high cost for Imperial County special election

Colorado: Denver clerk, secretary of state reignite ballot fight | Bacon: Ballot accepted through election day | Gessler sends help to oversee Teller County elections

Florida: Mail voter registration drive causes confusion with voters | Miami rally set to protest voter registration purge | Poll: Florida residents support purge of voter rolls | New districts mean new precincts, polling places for local voters

Illinois: Walsh pushes for voter ID law | Complaint filed about Illinois election observer over button

Indiana: Judge orders recount in Lake County commissioner's race | ISP searches county computers

Kansas: Kansas officials reject some ballot challenges

Maryland: Recount planned for Cambridge primary

Michigan: Activists want Snyder to veto new voter law

Minnesota: Pro-photo ID group slightly outraises lead group opposing amendment

Mississippi: Voter ID law | Implementing voter ID

Nebraska: Phipps lays out plan to reopen 27 Omaha polling places | Election officials proposes new polling places

Nevada: Clark County needs Filipino-speaking poll workers

New Hampshire: Voter rules prove a hot topic with gubernatorial vetoes | Governor vetoes voter registration bill

New Jersey: New measures at crowded voting places

South Carolina: Courtroom drama in SC primaries isn't over yet | Election commission looks into possible precinct change error

South Dakota: Pine Ridge satellite center lonesome during forced early voting

Utah: 55K Utahns have already voted in primary

Virginia: Cat receives voter registration forms | Voter advocacy group wins Va. court case

Washington: In search of (printed) primary voter's guide

West Virginia: W.Va. judge says law forbidding disclosure of elections complaint is unconstitutional

Wisconsin: Sheriff's department launches probe into alleged voting irregularities | Recount starts with large crowd, expected to last until July 2 | Mantiowoc Rep. Ziegelbauer withdraws voter ID law request amid complaint | Complaint filed about Illinois election observer over button