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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

June 20, 2012

National News: National Native American leader wants Indian Health Services to provide voter registration | Tribes work for record Native American vote

Alabama: Voter re-registration rumor is a hoax

Arizona: Voter ID law opponents ask Supreme Court to let lower court's ruling stand

Arkansas: Ellington asks investigator to look into suspected voter fraud | Offsite early voting may return for all of White County | Voter discrepancy case headed for prosecutor's office

California: Same-day voter registration bill moves forward in Legislature | Sacramento County closer to final vote totals

Florida: State is sued again over voter purge | A notable Palm Beach County felon gets a voter card | So far, more Republicans dropped than Democrats | Republican candidates for supervisor of election square off in forum | Longtime voter can't vote, state says she's ineligible

Georgia: Thousands of Augusta voters to switch districts under court's map | Elderly voters concerned they may be unjustly cleared from voter rolls | Elderly voters happy they are not in danger of being removed from voter rolls

Indiana: Pick for secretary of state means ballot shuffle

Michigan: Ministers, civil rights leaders blast state moves toward 'voter suppression'

Minnesota: Polling places in Douglas County get federal grants

Mississippi: Hosemann works on proposed regs for Miss. voter ID | Special election Bryant's call

New York: NYC elections to cost $80M

North Carolina: The cost of adding an item to a ballot

Oklahoma: Voters urged to confirm precinct locations, ballots

Pennsylvania: Council joins argument over voter ID lawsuit | County elections board votes to pursue voter ID lawsuit | Split election board to contest voter ID law | Philadelphia voter advocate launches new app for voter ID laws

South Carolina: Gilbert and team demonstrate new voting system in Washington | Supreme Court gets new filings in Democratic primary | Clemson voters face blank ballots

South Dakota: Inquiry sought into secretary of state

Tennessee: Redistricting causes election office to scramble to get word out on changes | Dems say 11K Tenn. voter histories altered or deleted

Texas: Voting centers given final go-ahead for Election Day

Utah: Early voting: In-person slow, by mail better

Virginia: Appeals court rules Va. voter registration applications open for public inspection

West Virginia: Council forced to recount votes

Wisconsin: Lawmaker withdraws in photo ID case

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

June 19, 2012

National News: Allen West to feds: Let states purge voters | James O'Keefe advises 'don't get caught' after brush with law

Arizona: Foes of Arizona voter ID law petition justices

Arkansas: Officials aim to bring back offsite early voting

California: Marin supervisors laud county elections chief and staff | DOJ officials monitored county polling places | Final primary vote count confirms record-law turnout for SF

Colorado: Chaffee election officials taken to task

Florida: Voting groups file suit over non-citizen voter purge | Voter groups will sue Florida over non-citizen purge | Longtime voter's eligibility questioned in Volusia | St. Lucie officials looking to buy a facility for supervisor of elections office | Racial mistreatment by supporter of elections supervisor | Supervisor of elections office launches mobile website | Florida's voter purge explained

Georgia: Habersham delays consolidation of voting precincts | Ga. Senator concerned about possible voter purging; county officials deny it

Hawaii: Yellow voter registration cards in mail

Indiana: Vote centers may not be in county's future after all | Clerk says she doesn't want to run out of paper ballots in November | Lawyer seeks to dismiss gun at poll lawsuit

Kansas: Kobach holds public meetings on voter ID

Maine: Recount scheduled for Maine House primary election

Massachusetts: Court: Minor parties need signatures for ballot

Michigan: Dianne Hill named clerk of the year by state organization

Minnesota: St. Paul holds voter accessibility meeting for those with disabilities | St. Paul files brief in suit challenging voter ID amendment | Election confusion--signs of the times

Mississippi: Mississippi counting how many lack ID under voting measure | Types of voter ID in proposed Mississippi law | New election for Ward 3 on hold

Montana: Numbers from primaries check out in Butte-Silver Bow | Brett Rutherford--county election administrator

Nebraska: Voters can comment on poll site plan | Citizens turned away from public forum

New Mexico: New Mexico ends straight-ticket voting option

New York: Cost-cutting to affect polling sites in St. Lawrence County

North Carolina: Cumberland County BOE talks about Sunday voting | Cost of adding referendum to November ballot

Pennsylvania: Allegheny County Democrats to fight cost of voter ID law

South Carolina: Bromell Tinubu: Lift ban on recalibrating voting machines | Lawsuit challenging runoff is moot, winner says

Tennessee: Tenn. to halt voter purge until after election | Kyle requests investigation of wrongful purges claim | Special master sought in missing voter files case

Texas: Chance retains seat following Lamar County recount | Equipment glitch delays Seabrook council race results

Utah: Study: Utah's voter turnout continues to drop | More Utahns taking advantage of early voting by mail

Virginia: Some voters to be shifted back to previous precincts | Court: Voter registration applications must be made public | Bedford County dead dog receives voter registration forms

Washington: Voters' pamphlet even more vital for primary

Wisconsin: Protests over Racine vote point to statewide confusion | Wis. elections board to officially order recount

Wyoming: Early voting less popular in Park County?

Monday, 18 June 2012

June 16-18, 2012

Alaska: Judge allows election to proceed, despite redistricting concerns | New report on botched Anchorage election says city broke its own election laws

Arizona: Arizona's voter ID law gets temporary pass from Supreme Court | Changes coming to Gilbert elections | Recorder disputes claims of vote fraud

Arkansas: Group says Arkansas voter registration access lacking

California: Riverside County officials laud faster vote count | California county clerks working last/next elections | Fraud allegations, eviction threat colors Vernon elections | Vote-by-mail requests hit record | In mail ballot era, learning to wait on results

Colorado: Double ballots result in scolding | County rolls out tool for vote tracking | Boulder, Weld counties open voter service centers today | Misprint won't affect ballots

Florida: Scott's voter roll purge wins fans, energizes opposition | Voter registration groups back out in Palm Beach County | Polk election workers stepping up voter registration efforts | Voter purge likely to have little impact in Polk | Elections supervisor is EWLI roundtable speaker

Guam: Election prep in full swing

Illinois: Wisconsin election complaint has Illinois connection

Iowa: In Pennington, each vote cost more than $7

Kansas: Secretary of state talks about voter law | State redistricting affects logistics down to smallest level

Michigan: Controversial election reform laws subject to town hall meeting | City of Muskegon makes final decisions on polling locations

Minnesota: Legislature can intervene in voter ID lawsuit; Ritchie says he won't defend proposal

Missouri: Jasper County clerk: Tornado victims' status key to voting precincts

Nebraska: Democrats call for election official's resignation | Election chief explains poll changes

New Hampshire: Voter ID bill resisted by town, city clerks

New Mexico: NM ends straight-ticket voting option

North Carolina: NAACP president speaks out against voter ID proposal | Cumberland County BOE disagrees on one-stop voting for Sunday

Ohio: Ohio voter forms to be sent

Oklahoma: Osborn readies for primary election

Pennsylvania: Lawsuit planned over Pa.'s voter ID law | Election director: Voter ID law won't pose any problems

Rhode Island: Voter ID cards distributed

South Carolina: Election commission to mull runoff

South Dakota: Mitchell candidate protests election results

Tennessee: Election commission helping voters prepare for upcoming elections

Virginia: Feds agree to Va. county's voting bailout

Wisconsin: Van Wanggaard seeks recount

Friday, 15 June 2012

June 15, 2012

National News: Rock the Vote gets hip to smartphones

Alaska: Redistricting plan back in court

Arizona: High court considering appeal over Arizona voter ID law | Justice: AZ voter-registration law OK for now | 'Dead voters' is an urban legend

Arkansas: Voting rights group faults state on registering poor, minorities

California: Ballot count near finish | About a quarter of Butte County ballots still to be counted | 10,750 ballots still to count in Napa County | SF revives push to ditch ranked-choice voting

Colorado: Staiert speaks with citizens, discusses count

Florida: Governor mistakenly removed from voter rolls in 2006 | Miami mayor bucks party line on voting | Voter registration application errors | Duval supervisor of elections did not remove voters based on state voter purge | Lee elections supervisor not zealous, just prepared

Georgia: Two poll workers removed from post

Hawaii: Voter registration, education programs slated | Voting might be harder with fewer polling sites

Illinois: New ethics policy for DuPage election commission

Indiana: Indianapolis conference reviews voting machine specs

Iowa: Secretary of state touts vet-voting program

Kansas: Post-redistricting scramble spawns Kansas ballot challenges

Minnesota: Minnesota legislature to hire outside firm to intervene in lawsuit

Mississippi: Possible changes at voting polls

Nebraska: 27 Douglas County polling places to reopen

Nevada: Nevada high court justices hear appeal in ACORN case

New York: Law could simplify voter registration | Bills would boost Asian voter help | No mailing to remind voters about June 26 primary election

North Carolina: Group says state violated separation of church and state by using churches as polling places

Ohio: Husted speaks of absentee balloting

Pennsylvania: Ministers sponsor voter ID clinic

South Carolina: Lawsuit seeks runoffs in House 7 | Primary results upheld in Florence County

Texas: County preps for primary runoffs

Utah: Many Davis voters already mailing in ballots

Washington: State, Yakima County cancel primary voter's guide

Wisconsin: 2 lawmakers mum on who is paying for voter ID legal work | Racine Co. investigating 'suspicious voter registration' and other irregularities

Thursday, 14 June 2012

June 14, 2012

Alabama: Voting rights groups say Alabama agencies not obeying federal voter registration laws

Arizona: Arizona seeks to keep voter registration rule | Paradise Valley mayor election process up for vote, again

California: Compton rejects latest vote-by-mail proposal | Election results tallied, but still more votes to be counted

Colorado: Voters should have received primary ballots by now

Connecticut: Voter reform legislation championed by Slossberg signed into law

Florida: Volusia elections chief gets last laugh on 'Daily Show' | Florida's voting standoff deja vu? | Nearly half of Florida's purged voters in Lee County | Legal voters may or may not have been purged | Depending on timing, Keys might keep current early voting | Scott defends efforts to clear noncitizens from voter rolls | Some Fla. counties aren't suspending purge

Guam: Election lawsuit dropped, but Dems still pushing for election reform bill override

Illinois: County board merges six precincts

Indiana: National watchdog group sues Indiana for voter rolls | Public interest group says incorrect data can lead to election fraud

Maine: State Supreme Court hears arguments in Waldoboro voting lawsuit

Michigan: Mich. House approves bills to tighten voting laws | Johnson: Calling reforms voter suppression is 'partisan theatrics' or a misunderstanding

Minnesota: Voter ID supporters dispute Ramsey Co. election cost estimates | Isanti County auditor outlines potential impact of voter ID | Voting equipment grants awarded

Missouri: Clerk: Larger voter turnout than expected in special election

Montana: Absentee ballots are voters' choice

Nebraska: Phipps: 27 polling places to reopen

Nevada: Two lawsuits challenge Nevada voting

New York: Voter Empowerment Act introduced

North Carolina: NAACP disputes Tillis' 'invitation' to talk voter ID | Protest goes to Raleigh Tuesday | Petition drives mean more work for election workers

North Dakota: ND primary voters turnout 33 percent, hits new high | Secretary of state website: A big hit | Problems at polls leave some people unable to voice their vote

Ohio: All Ohio voters to get absentee ballot applications

Oklahoma: Election officials downplay effect of seventh and final game in NBA finals

South Carolina: National organization picks Clemson professor's voting machines | Election tally extends deep into the night | No decision on Vick's vanishing votes until Friday

South Dakota: Only recourse for candidates is court system

Texas: Recount nets 1 more vote for Brown County candidates, still short of runoff | Mark White says Texas voter rules not needed | Voting organization files lawsuit against state of Texas | Run-off election sites to be combined

Virginia: Restoring voting rights to convicted felons

Washington: State won't print Voter's Guide for primary

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

June 13, 2012

National News: AFL-CIO to fight voter ID laws in six battleground states

Arizona: Phoenix fights Arizona law dictating election years

Arkansas: Study recommends changes in secretary of state's office

California: Mail-in ballots stymie count | North state elections officials miss deadline for sending overseas, military ballots | Solano County still counting ballots | Remaining ballots halfway counted

Florida: Keys election chief: 'I'm done purging voter rolls' | Florida's noncitizen vote purge grew from 5-minute conversation | Volusia elections supervisor appears on 'Daily Show' | Justice Dept. sues Fla. over voter purge | Write-in candidates raise concerns about Flagler elections | Public meetings on poll closings begin in Venice

Georgia: Hall officials to test voting system | Election staff shake-up | New polling place considered for Royston voters

Indiana: Lawsuit targets voter ID lists in Spencer, Warrick counties

Iowa: Secretary of state honors veterans with progam

Kansas: Elections officials say Kansas voters will need to figure out new political boundaries

Louisiana: Voting hours change

Maine: Help wanted at polling places

Michigan: House passes bill tightening voting requirements | Michigan Democrats to GOP on election reforms: 'You will be held accountable for this vote'

Mississippi: 2-week wait on Ward 3 election date

Montana: Vote counting in Flathead County race to continue

Nebraska: Phipps: 'I plan to serve out my term' | Want a liquor license? Register to vote

Nevada: Clark County opens polls for primary day | Voting rights group sues Nevada over legislation | Carson city voter: 'It could be more efficient'

New York: County elections board consolidates polling places for June 26 primary | Risks of the digital dotted line

North Dakota: Long lines greet voters on election day | Oil Patch polling sites have long lines, familiar faces | Aggravations at the pollign place | Redistricting leads to some voter confusion in the metro | Voters 'steady' in Scheel's Arena's first time as polling site | Fighting Sioux gear sparse in Fargo polling sites | West Fargo polling site inspector enjoying first election job | Poll workers prepare for smooth voting process | Construction complicates navigating to voting site

Ohio: Gerken urges postage-paid absentee ballots | Ohio sending two mailings with absentee voting applications to registered voters

Pennsylvania: Survey: Voters approve of voter ID by 2-1 margin | Corbett administration limits discussion of voter ID

South Carolina: Justice Dept. sued over voter ID records | Voting issues in Jasper County | Tiny 'I Voted' stickers bring laugher, ire | Closed precincts cause problems in Florence County

Tennessee: Absentee age is lowered

Texas: No vote tampering found in voting location | Cornyn takes Senate floor, blasts Holder on voter ID | Group: Voter registration laws don't prevent fraud | Hearing resumes in voter registration group's suit | Ex-Gov. White says state voter laws flawed

Washington: Everett mail center to say open until 2013

West Virginia: Boone, Lincoln counties purge voter rolls

Wisconsin: Combined Locks explores way to speed voting process

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

June 12, 2012

National News: Holder defends department's challenges to voter ID laws

Alaska: Alaska Native group suing division of elections

California: New information in voter fraud investigation | Uncounted ballots will settle elections

Colorado: Coloradans already casting primary votes

Connecticut: Veto irks elections officials

District of Columbia: Ruling allows candidates to run for two DC offices simultaneously | Election to replace Brown set for Nov. 6

Florida: ACLU sues Florida over voter purge program | Florida, DOJ sue each other in voter purge fight | Florida sues DHS in voter registration battle | Feds, Florida in dueling lawsuits over voter purge | Bay County voter purge process continues despite federal warning

Georgia: Analysis: 'Jungle primary' could shake up Georgia voting

Indiana: Watchdog group sues Indiana over voter registration lists

Louisiana: Jindal agrees to shorter election day voting hours

Montana: Flathead County still tabulating primary results

Nevada: Washoe County registrar's office prepares for primary election day

New Mexico: County extends timeline | Still some razor-thin primaries out there

New York: Despite low turnout, voter registration changes unlikely

North Carolina: Commissioners add mobile unit for run-off elections | Group says state violated separation of church and state

North Dakota: Election officials won't bar Fighting Sioux gear from Cass County polls

Pennsylvania: Philly officials dicker with Pa. for list of voters needing ID cards | Golf course director charged with voter fraud

Rhode Island: Mollis reminds voters for upcoming deadline

South Carolina: Polls open for primary despite lawsuit | Feds to monitor SC polls during Tuesday's primary | Will strange primary season lead to confusion at polls? | 300 polling places won't open because of ballot decision

Texas: Texas bracing for legal battle against feds over voter ID law | Hearing resumes in voter registration group's suit | Hearing about election code dispute begins | Volunteer says Texas voter laws cause fear of prosecution | Hours to be decreased at some polling places during runoff

Virginia: New voting system to yield much slower results | State board of elections urges voters to check polling location

West Virginia: Sentencing delayed for two ex-Lincoln County officials in vote fraud case

 

 

Monday, 11 June 2012

June 9-11, 2012

National News: Hispanic leaders worry over slow voter registration

Alaska: Alaska Natives group sues to stop state from holding 'illegal' primary

Arkansas: Election officials watching absentee ballots | Closer look reveals inconsistencies with absentee ballots

California: Fraud allegations mar Vernon election | Napa registrar of voters estimates 7K+ ballots not yet counted | Lights go out on election night in Colusa

Colorado: Some voters received two ballots

Florida: Florida counties halt purge of voter rolls | Civil rights groups join battle over voter purge | Civil rights groups file federal lawsuit over Florida voter purge | Supervisor of elections race draws big list of candidates | State: 46 of 86 allegedly illegal voters cut from rolls had previously voted | Florida, feds, and elections supervisors continue war of words over voter purge | Election chief post draws slew of Flagler candidates | Naturalized citizens sue to block Fla. voter purge | Despite fed's concerns, secretary of state says voter roll 'purge' going forward

Georgia: Gwinnett new voter precinct cards in the mail | Redistricting to affect many voters

Illinois: 8 early voting sites will be set up in Champaign County

Indiana: Clerk offers draft vote center proposal

Iowa: Iowans asked to vote 'In Honor of a Veteran'

Mississippi: Voter participation in federal election grows | Jurors: Another Ward 3 election

Montana: No need for a revote in Butte

New Hampshire: Chief: I was only helping

New Jersey: Election contested in Ventnor

North Carolina: Board of elections addresses signs at church polling places | State board to consider vote protest | Second election costly for county

North Dakota: Election workers help make sure your vote counts Tuesday | Strong voter turnout expected in North Dakota Oil Patch

Ohio: Vacancies debate at the board of elections

Oklahoma: State makes election changes

Pennsylvania: State orders a photo-ID query | Officials urge nursing homes to provide residents with voter ID cards

South Carolina: Ballot changes, remap blur lines | Primary to be held Tuesday despite new districts, upheaval | Bungled ballot fuels primary fallout

Tennessee: Election commission approves poll workers for upcoming election

Texas: No vote tampering found, but Upshur County deputy clerk fired | Texas prepares for court over voter ID | Suspended voters can still cast ballot | Election recount shelved because of cost

Virginia: Virginia voter ID law does not apply to Tuesday's primary election | Justice Dept. approves Suffolk's voting map | Paper ballots return to Alexandria

Friday, 08 June 2012

June 8, 2012

National News: Holder takes heat on voter ID | State voter ID laws hit roadblocks in courts | Ferrera is getting out the young Latino vote

Alaska: Board chairman: Courts to blame for election map problems

Arizona: La Paz County recorder cooperates with investigation | Republican legislators challenge voting maps

California: Uncounted ballots keep California in limbo | Registrar of voters works on certifying primary results | Firewall to blame for registrar's website election night outage | Election results update: Many ballots countywide still need counting | Workers counting 14K outstanding ballots | Elections officials: Get used to uncounted votes | Clerk asks canvass board to hand count ballots in tight supervisor's race | Poll worker upset about being sent home during election

Colorado: Mail ballots only need one stamp | Teller County ballot envelopes missing signature line

Connecticut: Malloy veto dashes hopes of local election officials

Florida: Holder insists Scott administration breaking the law with voter purge | Florida county elections supervisors won't resume voter purge | Collier elections chief: Voter roll review already underway, will continue | Florida demands access to federal database to purge illegal voters | Elections chief won't enforce '48-hour' rule | Rep. Bilirakis to DHS: Why don't you help Fla. with noncitizen voter hunt? | Manatee elections supervisor candidates face tough questions | Supervisor of elections office may move after building problems and foreclosure | Potential city election changes remain under review | Martin County elections supervisor could win re-election Friday

Iowa: Auditor hopes to leave office on high note despite allegations

Kansas: KC officials show how people's vote will be counted, kept secure | Federal judges impose new Kansas political lines

Kentucky: State board of elections certifies primary tools

Massachusetts: Phillips and Hopewell to meet Friday about potential recount | Town meeting to consider local voter ID requirement

Minnesota: Voter ID supporters seek to intervene in ACLU suit

Mississippi: Trial in Ward 3 election challenge becomes emotional | Both sides rest in Ward 3 fraud trial

Missouri: Secretary of state candidate makes Afghan tour thrust of new ad

Montana: 100 provisional ballots remain to be reviewed | Butte ballot confusion explained | Some voters received wrong ballots in Butte-Silver Bow | McCulloch: 61 percent of Montana primary votes cast by absentee ballot

New Hampshire: Election etiquette comes up at meeting

New Mexico: Loser in county clerk race: Recount needed

Pennsylvania: Turnout low for bar association's voter ID program

South Carolina: Ruling claims more candidates | Election officials not rattled by candidate shake-up

South Dakota: Ballot error fails to shift Davison result | Tallies from two new vote counts don't match, effort drags on | New vote counts nearly complete

Texas: DA: Hudspeth County irregularities alleged

Virginia: Voting machines tested, locked up until next week's primaries | Without voter ID, 'Popeye affidavit' suffices at polls | Virginia state board of elections to start voter outreach campaign ahead of November election

Wisconsin: New voter registration plays into high turnout, long lines

Thursday, 07 June 2012

June 7, 2012

Overseas Voting News: U.S. Embassy hosts session for American citizens voting in 2012

California: Shift in voting rules shakes up primary election | More details gleaned in voter card investigation | Registrar looks to cut voter confusion come November election | Still more than 6,600 votes to count | Election night goes smoothly for Riverside County registrar | County registrar saw 'tremendous' amount of fake write-in votes | Officials: Sonoma County's vote tallying only seemed slow | About 85,000 ballots still uncounted in Santa Clara County | More in Sacramento area choose to vote-by-mail, the drop off ballots at last minute | Election workers counting 14K outstanding ballots | Run-off elections could cost tens of thousands of dollars | As Californians embrace vote-by-mail, number of unprocessed ballots swamp election offices | Taxpayers paying for polls that were barely used | Cerritos resident takes down voting booths, for good

Colorado: Mail ballots in Teller County have a mistake | Chaffee clerk defends election process

Connecticut: Town going to four polling places

Florida: Women's voter groups to resume registering voters | Florida, DOJ clash over voter removal efforts | US judge's ruling means voter registration effors will resume, ramp up | Orange voters react angrily to request for new signatures | Indian River elections chief takes voter registration drive to GoLine buses | PBC elections office warns of fradulent calls asking registered voters to re-register | Report: Voter fraud rare in Florida | Duval supervisor of elections says no non-citizens purged | Elections boss closes case on alleged racial slur

Georgia: Gwinnett voters issued new ID cards | Judge rebuffs NAACP on Fayette district vote lawsuit

Iowa: New equipment slows election results | Investigation into possible violation of election rules

Massachusetts: Election reform package passes State House | Amesbury voting polls may move to high school

Michigan: New voter box on absentee application going overlooked | Kalamazoo's East side gets new polling place

Minnesota: Minn. Supreme Court drawn into newest chapter of 'voting wars'

Mississppi: Emotional testimony in Jackson election trial

Montana: 3 western Montana counties plagued by vote-counting machine troubles | Ravalli County finds glitch in election statistics | Montana, Gallatin County absentee voting numbers break records

Nebraska: Data analysis backs poll closure complaints | Phipps reverses himself, will attend voting site forums

New Hampshire: Voter ID passes as session closes | House passes compromise version of photo ID bill

New Mexico: Voter registration? There's an app for that | New voting gets mixed review

New York: Voting can be accessible to all | Voter registration bill seeks to end NY's dismal voter turnout

Ohio: Elections board to replace bags used for 58 years

Oklahoma: Jet man charged for voting twice

Pennsylvania: Voter ID materials coming to libraries | Voter education partnership announced | Puerto Rico official helps Reading voters comply with new law | DA: Charges unlikely in voter fraud case

South Carolina: More candidates removed from SC ballots | Counties scramble, cull candidates for primary

South Dakota: State aids McPherson County in election | Election results slow in Minnehaha County

Texas: State, county eye voter list | Secretary of state says nothing can be done despite voting issues | Recounts ahead for Jim Wells County elections

Utah: June primary could bring big voter turnout

Wisconsin: No manual vote count needed in West Allis | Eagle Point voters cast the last ballot | Thousands of forms printed to keep up with heavy city turnout | Absentee voting particularly popular this election | Voter, 72, mugged heading to polling place