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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

April 10, 2012

Alabama: New Ala. district maps could face legal challenges | Bill would end some election pay to Calhoun County circuit clerk

Alaska: Anchorage election officials apologize for ballot shortages | New election? Allocate missing votes? City attorney weighs options | Preliminary review shows election results may stand

Arizona: Arizona congressional district map clears DOJ review

Colorado: Hauger granted recount in Erie mayor's race | Lawmakers battle over inactive voters | Fighting over voters who don't always vote | Bill to mail ballots to current inactive voters goes to full Senate

Connecticut: Printing error gives thousands of Naugatuck voters wrong info

District of Columbia: James O'Keefe tries to defend voter ID laws by filming D.C. election workers | Holder dismisses O'Keefe's video as a stunt

Florida: Some wary of poll watching group in Hillsborough with tea party ties

Georgia: Augusta commission seeks federal investigation on new voting districts

Guam: Override of election reform bill on session agenda

Idaho: Voters must designate party affiliation during primary

Illinois: Guzzardi wants recount

Indiana: Battle over mailing lists could end up in court | Early voting begins Monday; new site in Chesterton

Minnesota: Lawsuits likely before and after voter ID balloting | Dayton vetoes voter ID measure symbolically and vows to fight it | Dayton decries photo ID push with a 'veto' | Proposal to move primary to June resurfaces

Missouri: No word yet on council race runoff | Ballot proposals, lawsuits swamp election officials

Nebraska: Hundreds to change polling places for primary election

New Hampshire: Voter ID bill plows ahead | Expect delays in the voting booths

New Mexico: Rodriguez enters race for county clerk

North Carolina: Ashland County board of elections meets | Guilford County mailed new voter information to 270K voters

Ohio: Elections board office may move out of courthouse

Oregon: Counties find firms to mail ballots

Pennsylvania: Voter ID to face challenges | Pa. voter ID law a problem for Amish, others | Pennsylvania gearing up for primary | ACLU-PA wants to sue over state's new voter ID law | Voter ID bill causes concern among Bucks County senior citizens | State reps seek repeal of voter ID law

South Dakota: New Census data means different polling places for some voters

Washington: Partisan brawl over cost of special election

West Virginia: Officials prepare polling places for early West Virginia voters | Secretary of state promotes importance of youth vote

Wisconsin: Recount planned for Wednesday | Woman turned away from polls for lack of voter ID | Four seek Green Lake election recount

Monday, 09 April 2012

April 7-9, 2012

Alaska: Anchorage election: Questioned ballots more than double to 6,095 | More than 50 Anchorage precincts ran out of ballots | Alaska redistricting board wraps up work on election map

Arkansas: Republican committee calls election commission acts 'illegal'

California: Ballots going out to California's military voters | New ballot to greet voters in state's June primary

Colorado: Dems hope bill can deliver mail ballots

Connecticut: 'New' district will still vote in same place | House moves forward voting law changes, but not without delay

Florida: Controversial voting changes will loom large in race for Hillsborough elections supervisor | Candidates line up for elections post | Haines City officials decide not to investigate April 3 election

Georgia: Hall elections office sets up in new county building

Guam: Election reform debate on Wednesday

Indiana: County residents will use voting centers for the first time in May primary | Election board sets satellite voting | Early voters will find changes

Kansas: Kobach draws praise, scorn for work

Michigan: Recall effort could get go-ahead

Minnesota: Voter ID: The devil may be in the details | Still concern over voter ID | Photo ID for voting split along party lines

Mississippi: Molpus: Block voter ID

Nebraska: Redistricting will change polling places for some | Gale: Phipps' action not illegal | Nebraska Dems cry foul over Douglas County changes

New York: Picente's power play?

North Carolina: Lawmakers cool to early voting request

Ohio: Husted appoints Scragg to Lawrence County BOE

Oklahoma: Recount next after provisional vote split

Pennsylvania: Voter ID law to get soft roll out | Primary election is 'practice' for voter ID | Voter ID law could affect Bucknell students | Attn. Philly students: Voter ID? There's an App for that | Suspended elections director questions manager's authority | Election officials announces changes for voting stations

Rhode Island: RI giving out free IDs in advance of primary

South Dakota: New registration cards sent to Butte County voters

Texas: Conservative watchdog group questions counties with too many voters | Election rolls list too many voters | Travis County clerk asks to increase early voting sites

Washington: Special election could cost $1M

West Virginia: Election officials scramble to fix ballot mistake | Wood County ballot error now corrected

Wisconsin: Alderman calls for recount after contentious campaign | Some voters received the wrong ballots | Twin Lakes clerk granted authority to change polling place

Friday, 06 April 2012

April 6, 2012

National News: Craigslist founder takes on voter ID laws by infographic | A million voters registered on Easter?

Alaska: ACLU seeks independent review of Anchorage election | Investigations launched into Anchorage election disenfranchisement

Arizona: GOP lawmakers raise voting rights concerns with DOJ

California: Inquiry into voters as Vernon election approaches | Berkeley City council votes to amend election reform act

Colorado: Photo ID at the ballots nixed by lawmakers

Connecticut: Bloated primary budget would employ more than 10 percent of Hartford Republicans | Registrars: Town Hall polling place is changing

Florida: West Palm Beach mayor: Appointment now, election later to fill seat

Georgia: Hall elections office moves

Illinois: Canvassing nets another election ballot | Bills would require ID to vote

Indiana: Voting equipment testing goes successfully | Some 17-year olds can vote in primary elections | Dearborn Co. voting precinct changes approved

Iowa: Iowa voter data portal offers real-time view

Louisiana: House approves bill to open polling places an hour later for state elections

Maryland: Talbot turnout 'just awful'

Minnesota: Senate passage means voter ID amendment heads to November ballot

Missouri: Voting machine mistake: Some St. Louis County votes weren't counted | Seven St. Louis COunty races close enough to warrant recount | Hand count votes change results in local board race | Election judge dumbfounded by voters' timing | Pritchett investigating possibility of recount | Election smooth, despite glitches, Noren says

Nebraska: Official: No early voting at library

New York: Oneida County election officials respond to audit

OhioClark County elections director to retire

Pennsylvania: Election director placed on leave

South Carolina: League of Women Voters, NAACP join lawsuit over South Carolina's voter ID law

South Dakota: E-polling training for election workers | Election volunteers get re-trained on electronic polling books

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix BOE votes to reject acceptance of recall petitions

West Virginia: Primary looms on the horizon | GOP needs ballot fix | May ballot error being addressed

Wisconsin: Under pressure, Nickolaus hands off election duties | Dems accuse Romney of handing out sandwiches for votes

Wyoming: Clerks warn about illegal voter sign-up

Thursday, 05 April 2012

April 5, 2012

National News: Voter ID laws spark heated debate before U.S. election

Alaska: ACLU, Anchorage investigate ballot shortage during municipal election | City clerks' office reviews voting problems | Problems at city polling places left many voters frustrated

Colorado: Photo ID at the ballots nixed by Colo. lawmakers | Citizens won't decide this year if voter ID should be required | Colo. Dems resurrect bill that would allow counties to mail ballots to inactive voters

Connecticut: Constitutional amendment to ease voting by absentee moves forward

District of Columbia: Absentee, provisional ballots to determine primary winner

Guam: Rodriguez wants election reform meeting

Iowa: New voting system unavailable for June election

Louisiana: House agrees to shorten poll hours on election day

Maryland: County election director calls voter turnout 'disappointingly low' | Poll: were there too many polling places?

Minnesota: Voter ID amendment is now up to Minnesota's voters | Senate passes voter ID, sends it to election

Missouri: St. Louis County counts the missing votes; no results are changed | St. Louis County voting snafu led to uncounted ballots | New technology in voting | Franklin County testing out digital poll books

Nebraska: Phipps rejects offer of libraries as voting sites | Gale urged to investigate Douglas County voting sites

New Hampshire: Like the South, NH needs federal OK on voting

New Jersey: Hunterdon elections head retires

New York: Queens election official under fire for soliciting money from contractor | Bitter ballot fight continues in Brooklyn special election

North Carolina: Poll shows strong support for voter ID law

Ohio: Hand count upholds Trumbull election results | Senate passes bill that would repeal election reform | Two board of elections employees suspended

Oklahoma: Defeated House candidate considers filing for recount

Pennsylvania: Aichele defends voter ID law | Voter ID law could cost you $13.50 | Ceremony at longtime polling place draws crowd | Somerset County pollign place named 'Keystone of Democracy'

South Carolina: Clyburn says voter ID laws reminiscent of Jim Crow era

Texas: Voters urged to 'make your mark on Texas' | Harris County and Dems settle voter applications dispute--for now

Wisconsin: More election night problems in Waukesha | Elections agency to investigate report of poll worker asking for photo ID | Vote-reporting procedure caused delay in results | GAB reviews mistakes at the polls

Wednesday, 04 April 2012

April 4, 2012

Alabama: GOP still reviewing primary ballots as one delegate hangs in balance | Judge orders recertification of ballots in 42 precincts | Consensus reached on election day pay for county employees

Alaska: Precincts run out of election ballots | Anchorage election results clouded by ballot shortage

California: City begins sorting vote-by-mail ballots

Colorado: Lawmakers want Colo. voters to decide photo ID requirement at the polls | Aspen election activists suing Gessler over traceability of ballots

Connecticut: GOP registrar withdraws request for raise

Florida: Second recount confirms Wellington winners | Registering to vote isn't as easy as it used to be for high school students | Martin County students pledge to vote | Read manual, firm says of election snafu | Two nonprofits 'adopt a precinct' | Six-figure special election set for West Palm Beach

Maryland: Mount Airy voters use electronic voting machines for first time | Md. primary smooth with few problems, voters | Power failure shuts down polls at school | Man arrested outside Middle River polling site | Smoke closes PG polling place for 30 minutes | Spring break stymies voter turnout in MoCo | Slow time at the polls

Minnesota: Final version of voter ID bill headed to House and Senate | Other states offer clues on how voter ID would work in Minn. | Dayton says he'll campaign against voter ID | House passes final voter ID amendment

Missouri: Before the sun rises, election judges get ready for Columbia election | Panel backs voter ID do-over effort | House panel backs do-over attempt on voter ID | Voter confusion at Joplin polls | Some voters turned away from polls wearing issue-oriented tshirts

Montana: Tester asks Postal Service to delay closures till after elections

Nebraska: Email raises questions about precinct changes

New York: Audit of board of elections reveals problems

North Carolina: Burke elections board asks for more county funds

North Dakota: Secretary of state closing office on Mondays

Ohio: Election board's computer tech manager is fired | Senate passes bill that would repeal election reform

Oklahoma: Rain deters some voters

Tennessee: Election leaders set to give back $8K | No college ID for voting

Texas: Fed, AG duel over who must testify in voter ID case | DOJ says Texas legislators should be forced to testify about voter ID law | Secretary of state launches voter education effort | Redistricting woes may be reason behind voter registration confusion, official says

Virginia: Charges for 10 in Va. voter registration case

Washington: Clallam County consolidates voter precincts

Wisconsin: Redistricting causes confusion in Wausau | County results problematic | Some voters incorrectly removed from poll book | Some ballots too wide to fit into voting machines | Almost no problems over voter ID | Voter thwared in Waukesha for lack of ID | Clerks report steady voting, no issues | Wisconsin ballot problems? Not so say officials | State likely to appeal redistricting ruling to Supreme Court | Volunteer asserts she was shoved by election official | Redistricting causes some confusion at the polls

Tuesday, 03 April 2012

April 3, 2012

California: Oceanside election process may change in June | City council balltos receive increased security

Colorado: Gessler again pushes for Senate panel to approve bill

Connecticut: West Hartford registrar: 'I deserve a raise' | Trumbull switches from 7 districts to 4

District of Columbia: Some fear low turnout in early D.C. primary | Two arrested in shooting outside early voting site

Florida: To save money, Jacksonville Council approves consolidating voting precincts

Georgia: Kemp applauds passage of key elections legislation

Guam: Sen. Respicio will seek to override election reform veto

Illinois: County clerk to hold routine retabulation of votes

Indiana: Party officials charged in election fraud | Tippecanoe County voting locations set for 2012 primary

Maine: Fairfield town clerk leaving

Maryland: Primary day: All hands on deck | Election workers have answers to questions

Massachusetts: Barre election results delayed

Minnesota: Voter ID deal clears the way to fall ballot | Voter ID supporters, opponents trade barbs | ACLU: No fraud proven in voter ID 'bounty' contest

Missouri: New voter registration cards mailed out

Nebraska: Douglas County Dems: Reopen polling places in November

New Jersey: Englewood Cliff's 'whistle-blower' settles suit

Ohio: Stark elections board plans to suspend two employees

Pennsylvania: Coatesville students to work polls

Rhode Island: Secretary of state's office sets voter ID availability

South Carolina: NAACP wants to join SC voter ID lawsuit | Council takes first step in turning elections over to county

Tennessee: Supervisors approve polling location change for Olive Branch

Texas: Filing targets Texas lawmakers' voter ID communications | Cities, school districts cancel elections

Virginia: Felons indicted on voter fraud charges in Richmond | Susan Fitz-Hugh, former Va. board of elections chief, dies

Washington: Gregoire calls special election to replace Inslee at cost of $700K

West Virginia: Secretary of state awards Monroe $7,500 to assist disabled voters

Wisconsin: Elections officials make final preps before Tuesday's election | Clerks in Wisconsin have been busy preparing for today's election | Tuesday's election poses new challenges for municipalities, voters | DOJ to monitor Wisconsin elections

Monday, 02 April 2012

March 31-April 2, 2012

Alabama: Felons can petition to restore voting rights

Alaska: Redistricting board gives unanimous nod to new plan

California: Dead voters? Placer county works to get deceased off registered voter rolls

Colorado: Dems launch online petition drive against Gessler | Cherry Hills Village offers replacement ballots | Williamsburg referendum would create November elections

District of Columbia: Man shot at D.C. polling site

Florida: Vote firm rebuts Bucher's account of Wellington ballot snafu | No ruling on election laws before August primary? | It's official: Wellington finally has its winners | Lee County polling places to drop for '12 votes

Guam: Gov. vetoes election reform bill

Illinois: One-vote difference delays Woodford BOE results | New polling place law passes Senate

Indiana: New secretary of state seeks to create new image for tainted office

Kansas: Voters for Tuesday's elections will need photo ID

Maryland: ACLU eyes proposed Salisbury redistricting

Missouri: Court stalls voter ID effort

Montana: CPA Patty Lovaas wages campaign against Missoula elections office

Nebraska: Phipps vows election changes

New York: Probe deepens in Rathbone voting case | NYC vote-counting process causes frustration

North Carolina: Lumberton wants early voting curtailed

Oregon: Counties seeking new ballot mailer | County's long time ballot mailer out of business | Counties work on Plan B for ballot mailing

Pennsylvania: Most college ID cards of no use as Pa. voter ID | Legal experts debate impact of Pa.'s new voter ID law | County polling place receives state designation

Rhode Island: Rhode Island giving out free voter IDs

Tennessee: New Hamilton County precinct map to save money

Texas: Bad addresses plague redistricting

Utah: Many polling places consolidated in Davis County

West Virginia: Voter ID subject to debate among WV politicians

Wisconsin: Injunction means no voter ID needed for Tuesday's election | Wisconsin preps for heated recall election of Gov. Scott Walker | Fugky's signature thought to be fake, actually real | Douglas County voters will face changes in casting ballots Tuesday

Friday, 30 March 2012

March 30, 2012

National News: Online voting premature warns government cyber security expert

Alaska: Redistricting board says Fairbanks election map should apease Supreme Court

Colorado: Repulican kill voter registration measure | Analysts: Colorado Dems' effort to unseat Gessler a long shot | House panel scrubs plan to eliminate inactive voter status

Connecticut: Redistricting changes polling places, state rep and senator

Florida: New voter registration rules land local NAACP in hot water | Court: Fla. lawmakers can't be forced to testify | Hand recount of Wellington election to begin at 8am Saturday

Indiana: Clay County clerk decides to run for re-election

Maryland: Early voting turnout less than 2 percent | Early voting gaining in popularity in Washington County

Minnesota: Photo ID battle turns into a war over the wording

Missouri: Court strikes down proposed Missouri voter ID amendment | Cape County voters to receive new ID cards | Voter eligibility issue raised in Hannibal

Nebraska: Voter photo ID bill could rise again next year | Dems call for election chief's firing

Oregon: Counties work on Plan B for ballot mailing

Texas: Harris County rejecting fewer voters, but Dems want proof

Utah: Roy High students use real world equipment to vote for peers | Rural Cache County communities will continue to vote close to home

Washington: Secretary of state candidates kick off debate season in Vancouver

Wisconsin: Voter ID filed with Supreme Court | Election officials urge voters to bring photo ID to polls | GAB warns voters to be prepared to show ID | Election brings change | Elections officials say Walker recall is a go

Thursday, 29 March 2012

March 29, 2012

National News: Panel discusses voter ID laws

Alaska: Redrawn election district map doesn't meet federal standards

California: Vernon launches investigation into voter registration | Costa Mesa clerk on leave after missing charter deadline | Mailing service closes suddenly, surprising election officials

Colorado: Colorado partners with San Diego firm on overseas voting system | Dems want secretary of state removed from office

District of Columbia: Most eligible voters in D.C. jail miss opportunity

Florida: Wellington voters file suit to speed recount | Tom Scott joins race for Hillsborough election supervisor | Local students learn the elections process

Georgia: Fairfield can keep precinct, if it meets state law | Bill would move local elections to July

Iowa: Sec. of State: More on Facebook than registered to vote

Kansas: Groups protest voter ID laws

Maryland: Frederick County embraces early voting

Massachusetts: Tisbury town administrator disputes voter fraud accusations

Minnesota: Conversations to move back primary continue | Red Win will have fewer polling places

Montana: Missoula elections activist asks judge to seize absentee ballots

Nebraska: Filibuster kills voter ID measure | Voter ID bill is dead for this year | North Omaha voters sent to the wrong polling place | Polling place changes could save Hall County money

New York: Coalition aims to register 50K New York voters | Absentee ballot count in NYC race gets underway

Ohio: Senate votes on repeal of controversial election law

Pennsylvania: Some college IDs won't be acceptable at Pa. polls | Three more local polling places are moved

South Carolina: Surprise! Your voting district may have changed | Clemmons working to head off special election

Tennessee: Date set in early voting case

Texas: New polling locations to be used in primaries

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board members face recall

Virginia: No. 2 Arlington election official heads to Virginia Beach

West Virginia: Changes made to Republican primary voting instructions

Wisconsin: Voter ID lawsuits could be headed to Supreme Court | Ballot errors create another election headache | Voter ID challenges may be headed to Supreme Court | Some Riponites will vote downstairs at City Hall for first time | Walker appoints ex-judge to elections board

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

March 28, 2012

Alaska: Redistricting board says it has adopted new election districts

California: City may split cost of fixing ballot error

Connecticut: Hearing on purging voting rolls slated for April 3 | Council reduces voting districts from six to four

Delaware: Bill would amend constitution to end waiting period before felons can vote

Florida: Wellington canvassing board certifies revised election results subject to hand count | Redistricting passes House, goes to court | Florida's new election law blunts voter drives | Late maps could cause election problems

Georgia: Gravley chairing board of elections | Election package becomes collateral damage in ethics fight

Idaho: May primary 'becoming the most complicated election'

Illinois: Officials: Ballots missing tax question were caught early | Bill seeks uniform rule on campaign signs

Indiana: Lake County election officials to open express lanes for some voters | Tippecanoe County eliminating vote center postcards to save taxpayers money | Maddox resigns as election co-chair

Maine: Summers criticized for keeping secretary of state job while running for Senate

Maryland: Convenience of early voting earns voters' approval

Minnesota: Conference committee will take up voter ID differences | Photo ID marches on, but critics vow litigation

Missouri: Voting machine veto stands; county to re-bid election items | St. Charles County council withdraws bill to buy voting machines

Nebraska: Filibuster holds on voter ID bill | Vote looms on voter ID bill | Lawmakers tangle over Nebraska voter ID proposal | Voter ID debate moves to Hall County | Incorrect voting cards knowingly sent out | 6 precincts switch to mail voting

Nevada: Voters can update registration online

New York: County elections officials dealing with an added primary

North Carolina: Robeson commissioners approve funding for primary, one-stop voting

Ohio: Tie vote in Lake County election is decided by coin flip | Lawrence BOE plans recount for several races

Pennyslvania: Still paying a fee for free voter IDs

Puerto Rico: Officials to recount votes cast during local primary

South Carolina: League of Women Voters wants into SC voter ID suit | House panel OKs online voter registration bill

Tennessee: Effort to repeal voter ID law fails | Requirement that seniors get photo taken for state ID passes

West Virginia: State changes ruling, grants precinct waiver

Wisconsin: Oshkosh poll workers prepare to help with voter ID law | One week till primary, elections officials prepare for two scenarios | County officials try to minimize confusion with new polling locations | Judges: Collaboration needed on voting maps | Elections board turns off recall webcam