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Monday, 26 November 2012

November 22-26, 2012

National: Lawmakers eye proposals to speed voting | Justices' reconsideration of Voting Rights Act alarms liberals | Why have there been so many contested elections?

Alabama: State still has to wrap up details from Nov. 6 election

Arizona: Bennett makes push for 'voting centers' | Supes unanimously approve canvass | As tallies confirm results, many call for a faster way to count | Arizona ballots finally counted—and Latinos ask, why so long? | County to voters: We hear your frustration | State asked to consider switch to voting centers

California: Registrar's performance praised by supervisors | County moves toward more 'low-tech' voting methods | County voter turnout hits 20-year high | Friday election update unlikely | SB County vote not likely to be certified until Dec. 4 | LA city council schedules special election for May | Election run-off could cost Northstate taxpayers nearly a million dollars | Thousands of ballots won't be counted | Provisional ballots challenge elections staff | Congressman George Miller's 'Simple Voting Act' | Leland Yee to run for secretary of state

Colorado: El Paso County voters set election record | Canvass shows few discrepancies

Connecticut: Moriarty School polling place recount to be held Tuesday | 2,800 pounds of food collected on Election Day

Florida: Post-election audit matches machine results in Indian River County | Mayor proposes supervisor of elections office move downtown | Duval elections supervisor opposes city's proposal to move office to Yates building | Riverview elections office closes doors | Early voting numbers down | Automatic registration a top priority for some reformers | Former Florida GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason they pushed new election law

Georgia: State investigation of Hall elections still open

Guam: Override of election reform veto fails | Nearly 315 election workers go unpaid

Hawaii: Elections commission moves up meeting after public complaints | Gov. to Halloran: "I'll ask Legislature for all-mail voting system'

Illinois: Special election could cost $5.1M | Roll of dice will determine tied race

Indiana: Porter County needs more room for voters — or does it?

Iowa: State to consider signature verification of voters | Schultz to keep pushing Iowa voter ID law | Secretary of state expects more voter fraud arrests | Iowa secretary of state set to resume campaign to root out voter fraud

Kansas: Kobach voting law | Kobach touts success of Kan. photo ID law

Louisiana: Early voting starts for Dec. 8 election | Clinton residents stunned by allegations of voter fraud | Voters uptown complain about lack of educational materials, long lines in N.O. East

Maine: Final recounts settle election uncertainty

Michigan: Strickland pleads not guilty to voter registration crime | State threatens to use Troy is city doesn't hold mayoral election on Feb. 26 | State Sen. Whitmer, secretary of state see election in a very different way | Troy aims to skip mayoral election

Minnesota: Illegal ballots discovered in Mower County | Will early voting come to Minnesota?

Mississippi: Washington Co. election officials get more space

Missouri: County receives grant reimbursement, preps for recount | Unsuccessful secretary of state bid attracted local backing

Montana: Ballot counting error caught early | Public officials want attorney fees in American Indian voting suit

Nebraska: State board of canvassers to meet Dec. 3 | Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck support untallied in election

New Hampshire: Derry looks at ways to streamline voting process | NH seeks 'bail out' from federal voting law | State begins tabulating cost of voter ID law

New Jersey: Final counts overturn tight races | New Jersey email voting a casualty of Sandy's wake

New Mexico: Commission certifies ballots despite concerns about election

New York: Voting machine sales draw a light turnout | $250K settlement for elections board clerk

North Carolina: NC representative wants online voter registration | Civitas picks fight with state elections director | No offers yet on former Cumberland County BOE building

Ohio: Local activist says elections board retrieving jail ballots was done as favor | Franklin County discards 43 votes | Schoellman selected for precinct election official red carpet

Oklahoma: House District 45 battle continues

Pennsylvania: Photographer at polling place leads to complaint | After election disarray, Philadelphia commissioners try to regroup

Rhode Island: State elections board to ask General Assembly for $9M for new voting machines

South Carolina: Analysis: Richland had 185 fewer voting machines than 2010 | A voter's voice | Richland County delegation is sued over law that established current election office | A voter's voice | Hearing today on Richland County's election debacle

Texas: County considers pay policy for poll workers

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix certifies vote; no change

Utah: Voter turnout remains low in Utah

Virginia: Prince William creates independent panel to look into long lines on Election Day | The results are in: The election went smoothly | Cole bill reduces types of voter IDs | County to look at Election Day efficiency | Utility bills, bank statements could be banned at polls

Washington: Elections director certifies races | Postal Service cuts could affect state's mail-in voting

Wisconsin: Wisconsin clerks fighting Walker on same-day voter registration | Clerks say eliminating same-day registration would create more difficulties | 19% of voters registered on Election Day in Milwaukee | Walker: Early voting could off-set same-day registration | Same-day registrations were popular on Milwaukee campuses

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

November 21, 2012

Note: In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, electionlineToday will no publish on Nov. 22 and 23. We will return on Monday Nov. 26. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

National
: Boxer urges Republicans to revive impotent election commission

Arizona: Bennett: Early ballots should be processed faster | County supervisors approve election canvas | Supervisors reject request for special hand ballot audit | Bennett wants other counties to take Yavapai's lead with voting centers

California: Riverside County supervisors order study on ways to speed up tally | Replacement of county voting machines suggested | Every ballot is now tallied | County registrar continues general election ballot count | Officials hope for final Monterey County count by Wednesday

Connecticut: Cheshire voting districts chosen for presidential election audit | Norwich to participate in state election recount | Merrill: 75 precincts to be audited

Delaware: Director says technology helped ease Election Day hassles

Florida: Ken Detzner seeks 'solutions' not blame to fix elections | West's concession won't end troubles for St. Lucie County elections | Suspended Madison County elections chief asking judge to dismiss charges | New Senate president: Elections will be improved

Georgia: Elections director presented Five Star employee award

Illinois: Absentee ballots reverse county board result; recount to be sought

Kansas: Students picket secretary of state

Louisiana: Early voting begins Saturday for Dec. 8 runoff elections

Michigan: State: Troy must have February election to pick mayor

Minnesota: GOP likes judge's fix for ballot mistakes | 35 votes to be thrown out in Alexandria-area House race

Mississippi: Tupelo-native named assistant secretary of state, elections division

New Jersey: State extends vote count | Election to be certified today | Slammed by Sandy, N.J. counties seek more time to count ballots

New York: At trial, voter disavows ballot

North Carolina: Congressional hopeful seeks recount in NC 7th

Ohio: Cuyahoga County elections chief Jane Platten to take job at county prosecutor office | Commission candidate says errors made in provisional ballot process | Lorain County BOE rejects ballots, will review fraud | Another 993 votes will be counted by BOE | Why did 81 voters cast ballots twice | Walton woman wins city council race coin toss, then gives up job | Elections board approves 8,439 provisional ballots | Provisional ballots don't affect results | 19 absentee ballots cast by jail inmates rejected over delivery person | Henrietta Township man accused of voting twice | Ross County BOE reviews voting issues

Oklahoma: Loser wants new election in Oklahoma House race | Cleveland County vote still not decided | Election hearing continued

Pennsylvania: Audit of Philadelphia election process planned | Philadelphia controller says he'll audit 2012 election | After provisional-ballot controversy, Butkovitz wants to audit election | Bucks, Montco reject 70 percent of provisional ballots

Rhode Island: R.I. board of elections wants to purchase new voting machines | Board discusses polling place problems | More training proposed for poll workers

South Carolina: Richland's Election Mess: 5 key unanswered questions, day 5 | The great Richland County election debacle of 2012 | Benjamin expresses 'concern', 'frustration' in letter to BOE | Richland Co. hiring procedures under scrutiny after election debacle

South Dakota: Yankton Co. officials use election success to plan for the future

Tennessee: Nov. 6 election in Hamilton County cost over $280K | Chattanooga Democrats air complaints about election | Election commission secretary objects to naming building after former administrator | Favors, Smith cite Election Day issues

Texas: Voting complaints vetoed at state level | Andrade resigns as Texas secretary of state

U.S. Virgin Islands: Outcome unchanged on St. Croix after board finishes counting votes | St. Thomas-St. John board rules on provisional ballots

Utah: Canvass confirms Weber County election results | Final tally confirms Davis County election results

Virginia: Paper ballots in Prince William County? | Board OKs commission to improve election efficiency | Fairfax County approves commission to review election

Washington: Okanogann officials plan election recount

West Virginia: Morgantown City council drops 'vote by mail' program

Wisconsin: Support for same-day registration

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

November 20, 2012

National: Senator urges Republicans to fill election commission vacancies

Alabama: Recount begins in tight Madison race

Alaska: Latest ballot count gives JKT 28-vote lead

Arizona: Bennett seeks deep overhaul of election system | County supervisors approve record-setting vote | Pima County finishes ballot count Monday

Arkansas: Early voting begins again

California: County, state feud over slow vote tally | Race and ranked choice voting in San Francisco | Election update expected Wednesday or Friday | Nearly 1 in 4 ballots in Sonoma County still uncounted | Mayoral election ballot measures cost Encinitas $37,630 | Ballot count continues in Napa County

Florida: West concedes House race to Murphy | St. Lucie County may not release final recount results | Miami-Dade, federal officials examine elections mistakes to 'fix' problems | The election that wouldn't end in St. Lucie County | Voting lines, slow counting put Miami-Dade elections supervisor in spotlight

Georgia: Fulton to face state hearing over 2010 elections complaints

Guam: Respicio will need Republican votes to get election reform override

Indiana: Clerk: Monroe made sure all votes counted | Voters office needs more space

Iowa: Schultz eyeing voter signature verification | Spotlight placed on voting rights restoration

Kentucky: Six Kentucky counties selected for post-election audits

Maine: Maine election panel to hold final public hearing

Maryland: Timmerman questions ballot procedures | Could Friendship Heights get a new polling precinct?

Massachusetts: E. Longmeadow voter fraud scandal

Michigan: Muskegon County election results certified; local recounts can be filed | State says Genoa Township may have wrongly deleted voter registrations | Outgoing clerk says recount will bring peace of mind

Minnesota: Albertville City council election recount results in tie | Minnetonka precinct to be audited | Ballot error muddies legislative race by one vote

Mississippi: Secretary of state still awaiting certified election results from several counties | US judges: No Miss. legislative elections in 2013

Nevada: Provisional votes in state Senate race could change election outcomes

New Hampshire: More than 99K NH voters registered at polls on Election Day | Officials recounting ballots in state Senate race

New Jersey: Legislation to create early voting system introduced in Senate | Parsippany election certified as county closes in on final tallies | Passaic County elections officials pressing to receive outstanding ballots | Ballot count continues two weeks after election | New Jersey press can't get closer to poll sites

New Mexico: Sandoval County certifies election results

New York: Glitch in 7th Senate race leads to emergency ballots | McGrath takes stand during voter fraud retrial | New York City BOE: Unlucky or incompetent? | Witness alleges McDonough forged ballots

North Carolina: Recount planned in Buncombe races

Ohio: Board likely to OK 8,200 provisional ballots today | Elections board certifies election results | Coin toss could decide Walton City council race | Poll workers, voter errors could cost candidates a win

Oklahoma: Court hearing set in close Oklahoma House contest

South Carolina: State commission says 'human error' in Richland vote count | Opinion sought on who can fire Richland County elections director | State: A few Richland Co. paper ballots were not counted correctly

Tennessee: Election commission to create 'lesson learned document'

Texas: Starr County eyes tool for a smoother Election Day | Commissioners to get detailed election report | Voter fraud allegations persist in Bexar balloting | Clark files for recount

Utah: Counting the final ballots one by one

Virginia: Roanoke City council hears concerns about voting precincts proposal

Washington: Benton, Stonier keep leads after 500 more ballots counted

Wisconsin: Does Scott Walker want to kill same-day voter registration? | Walker calls for changes to same-day registration rules | Veteran prosecutor set to adjudicate Election Day rules issues

Monday, 19 November 2012

November 17-19, 2012

National: Looking back on 2012 election technology | Don't pass it on: Voting booth hoax spreads on Facebook | Groups eager to provide solutions to voting problems | EAC under scrutiny | Justice official: Register voters automatically

Arizona: Two Arizona counties may have found the future of Election Day | Ballot counting proceeds securely despite complexity | Arizona seeks Supreme Court relief on Voting Rights Act | Bennett seeks overhaul of vote-counting system | Arizona election chief seeks overhaul | Two counties still working through ballots

California: Final election count shows no change in Berkeley tallies | San Luis Obispo elections officials put accuracy before speed | Registrar offers explanation on slow Riverside County vote count | Online voter registration clearly a hit with young Californians | Votes still left to count in Solano County | Federal bill would require short lines for voters, early voting in states

Colorado: Routt County's Election Day votes checked for accuracy | Colorado first to provide mobile-optimized voter registration site | Votes still being counted, wrapup expected by Thanksgiving | Changes to Boulder polling contracts considered

Connecticut: Counting quirk lead to delays | Merrill to randomly select Conn. voting precincts for post-election audit

Delaware: Coons proposal may make for better voting

Florida: Lee residents continue emailing Scott to complain about handling of election | Fla. election officials miss tally deadline in House race | In Fla. not every precinct is created equally | Why you spent hours in line at the polls | St. Lucie voting system noted for errors | New law sparks increase in provisional ballots | Citizen wants changes to ensure accuracy of elections | Judge refuses to halt early vote recount in St. Lucie County | Bennett preps for new post | West court battle for recount could drag into 2013 | Lieberman: No plans to run for elections supervisor | Snipes agrees to explore election reforms | Broward elections dept. under fire | Absentee ballots can be helpful, and at times confusing | Local officials to state: More early voting sites needed | Miami-Dade put off plan to draw new precincts before Election Day

Guam: Override of election reform bill on rules committee agenda

Hawaii: Maeda nominated to be county's next clerk

Indiana: Do vote centers really save money?

Kansas: Mah loses by 21 votes | Voting-rights group demands Kobach resignation | Analysis: Voter name dispute underscores how Kobach spurs indignation from critics | Kobach at center of Kansas post-election fight

Louisiana: Separate special elections could cost Shreveport double

Massachusetts: St. Mary's students learn election process in Brookline

Minnesota: Legislature might consider an 'early voting' system for Minnesota | Voting complaint filed with Mower County attorney | Mapleview leader welcomes investigation of Election Day allegations

Missouri: International poll watchers see no evidence of voter fraud in Missouri | Obama wants better election process? St. Louis company has an app for that

Montana: Vote canvass wraps-up election--almost

Nebraska: Election officials suggest cutting early voting times

Nevada: Provisional ballots don't affect races

New Hampshire: Voter ID remains hot-button political issue | Rye resident files complaint alleging voting fraud

New Jersey: NJ e-ballot count a challenge for local election officials | Unresolved election results in Somerset County will soon be resolved

New Mexico: Sandoval reluctantly certifies vote | Man accused of voting twice is arrested | Democrats blame Gov. for Rio Rancho vote problems

North Carolina: Boswell won't ask for recount | Election protest filed for worker intimidation

Ohio: Ohio appeals court backs Husted in voter ID dispute | County's registration oddity fires up conspiracy theorists | 366 provisional ballots may be rejected | Voter fraud in Wood County? | Ohio elections chief appeals judge's ballot order | Fired Dems drop suit against Ohio elections chief | Elections board member confident | Elections board: Two Iredell residents voted twice | Cuyahoga County elections officials working to verify provisional ballots | Ohio begins counting provisional ballots

Oklahoma: Counting ballots: Human vs. machine

Pennsylvania: 90 percent turnout was 100 percent wrong | Online voting is a long way off in the Delaware Valley

South Carolina: Voting machines still being collected in Richland County | Several voting machines left at polling places | Lawmaker apologizes for Richland County election mess | Richland's election mess: 5 key unanswered questions | Election debacle not officially over yet

Texas: Stephens County voting complaints not being probed at state level | Commissioners Court looks at handling of Election Day | Nueces commissioners address voter ID issues | Reports raise questions about voting rights of nursing home residents

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix board to decide on provisional votes | St. Thomas-St. John board hopes to finish today

Virginia: Preliminary figures indicate most Virginia voters came to the polls with proper ID

Washington: Uncounted ballots won't be tallied until Tuesday | Sam Reed reiterates need for election reforms | Clark County election workers find uncounted votes

West Virginia: Marshall County canvasses election; possibility for contention

Wyoming: Natrona County Clerk: No significant problems during election

Friday, 16 November 2012

November 16, 2012

National: Vote-count stumbles leave West, Barber hanging | Chris Coons offers election reform bill to fix problems at polls | Real talk from Michael Steele on voter ID laws | Zero votes, 'dozens of black' voters prompt cries of voter fraud | Sen. Coons offers election overhaul bill

Alabama: Elections cost Jefferson County $1.7M

Arizona: Just a fraction of voters meet ID deadline | Pima election workers count, prep for deadline | Old Bisbee ballots now part of final count | Ballot count resumes Friday | Picketers want assurance all ballots will be counted

Arkansas: Elections board urged to step up on fraud

California: Supervisor Benoit praises Riverside County's handling of election | City plans election outreach in 10 languages | Elections office reports no problems

Colorado: Election workers spar over open meetings

Connecticut: Weston election was busy but organized | Newly elected Litchfield registrar steps down, cites time issues

Florida: Voters encounter delays on Election Day | Lenny Curry: Recount all the early votes | Tied Pomona Park mayor's race decided by drawing lots | Florida CIO takes election to the Cloud | Audit team examines St. Lucie County's election | Broward officials want answers for prolonged ballot count | Judge to hear West's case today for full recount of all early votes | Clelland: Voters should be proud of Seminole elections staff | Holland, other elections supervisors discuss improving voting | Human error and call company's hands-off approach led to faulty Election Day robocalls | Katelyn Wahl designs pin for poll workers | Election expert says Florida's early voting law kept minorities from voting

Georgia: Fulton County, secretary of state spar over Election Day issues

Guam: GEC: Facts not sufficient for quite a few of the complaints

Hawaii: Honolulu city council wants governor to investigate general election | League of Women Voters of Hawaii urges legislative action to protect citizens' right to vote

Idaho: Officials run tests on ballot tabulators

Indiana: Election recanvass results find four more votes | Board accepts responsibility for Election Day problems | Board apologizes for election snafu | Lake officials will tally final ballots

Kansas: Mah criticizes voter ID law, Kobach as counting continues | Lawmaker alleges attempt to shield Kansas ID law | Sedgwick County disqualified dozens of ballots over lack of ID

Maine: Voting machines made counting 'pretty slick' | Outgoing GOP chair apologizes for comments on black voters

Maryland: Republican candidate questions election results

Missouri: Election Day runs smoothly at county clerk's office

Montana: Recount would cost Welch about $115K | Cost of recount could top $100K | Provisional ballot tally gives Juneau small boost | Absentee ballots hit records

Nebraska: Judge blocks recall election

New Jersey: Montgomery committee race still a 4-way dead heat | General election results still being tallied

New Hampshire: Merrimack council addresses single polling site congestion | Officials pleased overall with election, still taking suggestions

New Mexico: Angry voters lash out at Sandoval Co. meeting | Charges dismissed against ex-secretary of state | State officials probe Sandoval Co. Election day woes | Judge: Impound Sandoval ballots

New York: Voting machine audits ahead for 46th Senate race | Board counts paper ballots in Legislature race | Storm causes some Election Day problems | Absentee ballot voting still taking place in Genesee County | Opening statements set in vote fraud case

North Carolina: Linda Coleman will file lawsuit today in lieutenant governor race | Elections board: Two residents voted twice | NC counties canvass last week's election results

North Dakota: Lee asks for recount

Ohio: Election Day went smoothly in Clermont | Ohio elections chief appeals judge's ballot order | Ohio voter registration and 2012 turnout by county | Poll workers muddle election | Buncombe elections board to canvass votes | Elections board seeks fixes to voting process | Kasich and early voting | Voters creative with write-ins

Oklahoma: Recount begins in Norman House race

Oregon: Emergency meeting called for alleged ballot tampering

South Carolina: After the Richland County count, more ballots are found | Richland County candidate declines to concede

Tennessee: The oddest polling place edition

Texas: The election isn't exactly over, after all | Mistake could change outcome of Hidaldo ISD race | Commissioners canvass election results

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas Senate race tight | St. Croix finishes paper ballot count

Virginia: Long lines revisited | Warner proposes bill to spark voting reforms | Connolly Introduces FAST Voting Act to improve election process

Washington: Seeking 'cure' for close election contests | Slow ballot count prompts calls for reform | More on Washington ballot deadline: Sam Reed debates legislator

West Virginia: Lincoln commissioner sentenced to 21 months for vote fraud

Wisconsin: 'Ridiculous:' Late night of vote counting has mayor asking for better solution

Thursday, 15 November 2012

November 15, 2012

Arizona: Latinos frustrated by slow ballot count | Arizona races up in the air as ballot count continues | Wilcox backs more time for county to finish vote tabulation | 4 vehicle accident in front of polling place

California: Machines help counter slow-down caused by vote-by-mail ballots | DMV voter registration has problems | Roughly 20K ballots left to count | Confusion over write-in votes cleared up

Connecticut: Merrill discusses successes, problems in 2012 election | Registrar blames voters for Election Day confusion

District of Columbia: D.C. council chair 'dissatisfied' with BOE

Florida: Gayle Harrell: St. Lucie County elections 'a disaster' | Elections office closes to process paperwork | Scott calls for elections improvements | Scott repeats: Sec. of state is looking into voting debacle | Critics are latching on to state's election problems | What's behind smoother voting in Collier County | Election leaders brainstorm in Tallahassee | Florida governor, Democrats call for election reform

Georgia: Kemp certifies Georgia election results | Town divided over voter fraud allegations | Elections board member's future unclear

Guam: GEC addresses 22 general election complaints

Hawaii: State election commission to have meeting next month on election problems

Iowa: Supervisors finalize county's general election results | Scott County reports 3 attempted voter fraud incidents

Kansas: Kobach loses round in battle over voter names | Staff shortage, software training issues blamed for Sedgwick County election problems

Kentucky: Whitley County sees record number of elections over the past 13 months

Maine: Maine GOP chairman questions black voters

Maryland: Dems, watchdog group saw little evidence of voter suppression or fraud

Michigan: Secretary of state supports 'no excuse' absentee voting

Minnesota: Defeat of voter ID was team effort | Recount underway

Missouri: County clerk gives election wrap-up

Montana: Local vote counting wraps up | Some ballots counted twice in legislative district | Vote early, vote often: Laurel precinct shows more votes than voters | Provisional ballot count complete | Yellowstone County looks to pinpoint ballot-counting issues

Nebraska: Youth lend hand for election

Nevada: Ghost voting claim repeated

New Hampshire: Nashua broke two of its own election records last week | Voter turnout the largest in 10 years

New Jersey: Hoboken will know final election result on Nov. 20 | Man admits he committed voter fraud to make a point, now being investigated by prosecutor | Gloucester County waits for green light from Trenton before counting provisionals

New Mexico: AG wants answers to voter catastrophe

New York: 46th state senate race in limbo until December | Board of elections officials praise their work on Election Day

North Carolina: Coleman wants more ballots counted in race | Recount still possible | No word on election complaints

Oklahoma: Hearing on irregularities set in House race

Oregon: Kate Brown, saying she needs to do a better job, shakes up her staff | 1 vote, 2 votes, 3...Hand counting continues

Pennsylvania: Dems call for investigation into possible voter fraud | New website logs complaints from Pa. voters | Councilwoman ripped for poll presence | Pa. lawmakers seek probes of Election Day irregularities | NAACP leader urges defeat of voter ID law | This voting mess has city sweating ballots

South Carolina: Richland vote: Finlay, Dixon, penny tax appear winners in count | Write-in votes cast for Beyonce, Clint Eastwood in recent election | County council members say their 'hands are tied' in election mess | Richland County explains ballot troubles

Texas: Hundreds of motor voters forced to cast provisional ballots

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board members question investigation | Paper ballot count continues in St. Croix

Virginia: New push to allow early voting in Virginia | GOP electoral ploy may have led to long lines

West Virginia: Tennant: Election laws need attention | Ex-W.Va. county official faces vote fraud sentence

Wisconsin: Voters with disabilities have options at the polls | Stevens Point woman questions process for disabled voters

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

November 14, 2012

National: Voting problems renew efforts to overhaul system

Alaska: Ballot counting continues in legislative races | Election workers scan absentee, questioned ballots

Arizona: San Carlos voter questions if voting rights were violated | Secretary of state says remaining ballot counts are estimates | County still counting votes | County officials continue to count provisional ballots | Both camps in CD2 agree to count 130 provisional ballots--for now

Arkansas: Student volunteers staff local polling center

California: Sacramento County elections office | All eyes focus on ballots left in close Sacramento races | Thousands of ballots won't be counted | Ranked-choice voting plays minimal role in mayoral election | Tuteur reports 28K ballots yet to count | End of ballot-counting seen | Special election could cost $100K | California's uncounted mail-in ballots reach thousands | Santa Barbara, SLO counties still tallying votes

Colorado: BHS sends student election judges to the polls | Questioned signatures must be verified by Wednesday

Connecticut: Suzio considers going to court after recount request denied | Manchester registrars describe Election Day problems, possible remedies | Council calls for forum to improve future voting at polls

Florida: Allen West demands recount in Florida | Fort Pierce candidate files injunction against St. Lucie elections supervisor | St. Lucie County vote recount scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. | Elections chief and deputy clerk at odds over ballot count | State 'concerned' about St. Lucie County results in West-Murphy race, sending staff to assess | Almost 1K ballots found in Broward elections warehouse | Florida groups and Duval elections supervisor seek voter reform | Poll problem expected to be thing of the past | Bennett defends election law changes, supports review | Corley lauds staff in quickly fixing Election Night website crash | Harrington regroups, plans election changes | St. Lucie elections supervisor admits errors | Holland calls for more early voting sites in Jacksonville | Push is on for election reform |

Georgia: Lincoln County sheriff claims voter fraud cost him election | Explaining a confusing election night

Guam: Respicio calls for override of election reform bill

Illinois: Fewer voter complaints in Kane County compared to 2008 | NU Votes gets mention on floor of Congress | Chicago officials say breach of election worker data has been exaggerated by security firm | Personal information exposed on Chicago BOE website

Indiana: Voter alleges illegal behavior at one local precinct | Officials to look at ways to improve efficiency at polls

Iowa: Cerro Gordo board OKs recount of write-in votes at one precinct | Early voting tops Election Day turnout in 3 precincts

Kansas: Judge blocks use of Kansas voter names, sets hearing | KanVote calls on Kris Kobach to resign | State suggests changes for Sedgwick County election office

Kentucky: Memory cards linked to delay in Bullitt County election

Maine: Bad creases, bleary eyes and every vote counted | Election fairness panel holding Down East hearing | Secretary of state begins recounts Wednesday

Massachusetts: Brookline voters display creative, cynical in write-in choices | City councilors hit election preparations

Michigan: Election brings some hassles to clerk's office, but things go well

Mississippi: Tampering suggestion disputed

Missouri: Kander preps for Missouri secretary of state takeover

Montana: MIssoula County counting provisional ballots | Yellowstone County voting snafus get a 2nd look

New Hampshire: GOP may consider compromise on voter ID photo requirement

New Jersey: Runoff moved to Dec. 18 | 6K votes remain to be counted | Election breaks records for Morris County

New Mexico: Voting problems in Rio Rancho

New York: Final count begins in 46th State Senate district | Election chiefs run low on time to declare winners | City, state officials call for changes to New York's voting system | Officials from city BOE gush over performance, drawing ire from city pols | The paper trail

North Carolina: Provisional votes counted; outcomes unchanged | Accident causes power outage at some polls | County to probe questionable vote | Coleman campaign seeks DMV voter registration records

North Dakota: Ballots questioned

Ohio: Miami County Election Day smooth after hectic days before | Federal court sides with coalition saying Ohio must count provisional ballots with incomplete voter ID | Write-ins prove entertaining yet again | Husted: Time to deal with redistricting, election reform | Dem Ohio senator may seek secretary of state's job | Judge slams Husted on provisional ballots | Board to explore cause of voter complaints across Summit County

Oklahoma: Nearly all of Oklahoma's election results are approved

Pennsylvania: Pa. voter ID law far from a done deal | Changes in store after election problems

Rhode Island: Mayor's secretary at polling place; citizens outraged | Elections chief: Central falls will open 8 polling places for mayoral election

South Carolina: SC high court orders ballots returned | Aiken Co. poll manager demands new elections director | Richland County elections officials to resume vote count Wednesday

Tennessee: Photo ID requirement not a major factor in election, officials say

Texas: Volunteer deputy registrar training to resume | Clerk: Ballots aren't missing after all | Voters in Jarrell received wrong ballots | Misplaced ballots found in Cameron County | Skyline teacher criticizes elections office's handling of clerk program | County officials scrutinize more than 600 provisional ballots

Virginia: Registrar addresses Election Day wait | Area registrars report few provisional ballots for no ID | Va. Beach voter registrar cite technical difficulties

Washington: More Clark County election results expected this afternoon | Whatcom auditor's office fills No. 2 post | Thousands of Whatcom ballots still uncounted after huge turnout

West Virginia: Canvass lasts into night | Correction doubles GOP lead in 63rd District

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

November 13, 2012

Alabama: Supreme Court decision to review Shelby County voting rights challenge draws national attention

Arizona: Election workers still counting early ballots | Confusion clouds uncounted ballot totals | Pima County finalizes 3,421 ballots Monday; no further count today | County, state election officials chip away at ballot tabulations | Who's responsible for thousands of uncounted Arizona ballots?

California: Riverside tally continues, long wait ahead | Plenty of ballots still to count | Votes still being tallied | Thousands of Tulare County ballots still to be counted | Inside absentee, provisional ballot counting | Asian language voters get insufficient help at polls, group says | California's new primary system boosted competition

Connecticut: Changing her mind, Romano wants recount

District of Columbia: Turnout up, creates long lines at polls

Florida: West challenges results as Fla. declares vote-tally over amid recounts and irregularities | Orange race heads to hand recount | Voters call for reform after Election Day experiences | St. Lucie elections supervisor mum on problems | Groups seek overhaul of the state's voting laws | Lee supervisor of elections vows to avoid repeat of Election Day debacle | Recount delayed until Tuesday | More ballots turn up in Broward | Ideas for election fixes fly in

Georgia: Voting rights review could impact Georgia | Cobb elections board touts earlier returns | Elections official vows 'swift action' if staff downplayed mistakes

Guam: Respicio renews push for election reform

Indiana: Long delays at polls spark calls for change

Kansas: Vendor must fix electronic poll books, election officials say

Louisiana: Shreveport special election would have added expense

Maine: Vote is in: New ballot-counting machines (mostly) a hit

Maryland: Petitions, driver's license changes can cause problems at polls | First wave of absentee ballots counted in Howard County

Massachusetts: Reviews mixed on Lowell election operations

Michigan: Kent County commissioner keeps seat, a week after miscounted votes handed him a loss | Dems want to revamp voting procedures, make secretary of state an appointed position | Election Day mistake means some Lennon residents might get to vote twice

Minnesota: Voter ID axed, reformers live on

Montana: Fergus election results slowed by size, printing issues, voter mistakes

New Hampshire: Next up with voter ID law: Photos | Recounts slated to start in state races

New Jersey: New batch of votes could change election tally again

New Mexico: AG looks into 'near meltdown' of voting in Rio Rancho | NM attorney general to investigate voting problems

New York: Absentee ballot count begins today | McDonough voter fraud retrial to get underway Tuesday | Election Day as seen by New Yorker photographers

North Carolina: Republicans will take control of boards of election in North Carolina in 2013

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia voting glitches counted: 27K provisional ballots

Rhode Island: RI to examine why voters endured long waits | Elections staff to review what worked, what didn't

South Carolina: Losing candidate calls for new election over voting machine shortage | Group wants Richland County election results thrown out | Richland election chief promised smooth vote | Waiting times at polls focus of legislative delegation meeting | Legislators postpone hearing on election mess

Tennessee: Poll watching coalition wants audit of election | Voter group says election process broke down in Davidson County | DeSoto election officials expect to finish counting votes by Thursday

Texas: Hart InterCivics social media service helps election officials gain real-time insight to voters' experiences | County races hinge on provisional ballots

U.S. Virgin Islands: Paper ballots leave St. Croix race largely unchanged

Virginia: Monies would've not gone for new voter machines | Long lines reignite push for early voting in Va.

West Virginia: Tennant eyes Marshall County | Kanawha County to begin vote canvass

Wyoming: Voting Rights Act brings new representation outside the reservation

Monday, 12 November 2012

November 10-12, 2012

National News: Supreme Court to weigh constitutionality of Voting Rights Act | Voting rights groups call for election reforms | High court to take a fresh look at voting rights law | Long lines at the polls stir calls in Congress for election reform

Alabama: Recount in tight Madison County race set for Nov. 19

Arizona: Uncounted ballots frustrating voting groups | Dems, Latinos protest provisional-ballot use

Arkansas: Benton County election officials still counting Tuesday's ballots | Long lines at polling places prompting officials to make changes

California: Some DMV voter registrations fall through cracks, registrars say | Registrar of voters criticized for slow results | More ballots still to be counted in Solano County | SF race still too close to call | Votes still being tallied in SB County | Every vote will be counted, elections office vows

Colorado: Boulder County ballots: Thousands could still be added to final election tallies | Saguache County judges ran smooth count

Connecticut: Voters without ID turned away

Florida: Palm Beach County still counting votes in Florida | Florida governor orders voting process review | Recount headed to manual count today | PBC finishes vote count | Judge denies request to impound voting machines, count ballots | Lee supervisor of elections pushes for change | Supervisor of elections takes blame for robocall mishap | Days past election, board processes ballots by hand with barely time for breathing | Pasco county's voting website buckled under traffic, officials say | Fla. elections chief: More early voting sites are needed

Georgia: Some Richmond County voter registrations, residences don't match | Carr to retire; Bibb elections board taps Watson as new elections supervisor | Charles Darwin gets 4K write-in votes in Athens | Election troubles traced to the top

Guam: Respicio will push for override of election reform veto

Hawaii: No English ballots? Try Japanese | Hawaii office of elections apologizes for Election Day glitches

Illinois: Clerk's office models election methods for Nigerian

Indiana: Authorities listen, plan to experiment, fix problem | Election night delays unavoidable, says clerk | What delayed Monroe County election results? | Bartholomew County eyes vote centers after delays

Iowa: Ballot discrepancies force recount in three state races

Kansas: Kansas election official releases voter names | Kobach seeks to expand power to prosecute election crimes

Louisiana: Voting machines reveal accurate results

Maryland: Poll watchers head out to find problems, but did they?

Michigan: Tuesday night was a long haul in Brownstown Township for election workers | Shortage of translators, mechanical problems plague local polls | Stanley enrolls bills to allow early voting | Election night runs later than usual for some workers | Irons used to flatten absentee ballots in Riverview

Minnesota: Voter ID backer says fundraising disadvantage sunk amendment | County plans to replace its voting equipment | Officials 'happy' with election process | Voting va-va-voom: Craigslist 'Missed Connections' at polling places

Mississippi: Voter rolls issue probed

Missouri: Behind the scenes: A loot at Adair County's election process | Local election process goes relatively smoothly | Custodian saves poll worker after heart attack on Election Day

Montana: Ballot counting pushes on | DMV voter registration had some problems | Veteran poll worker has seen big changes

New Hampshire: Voter ID law causes no problems for election officials

New Jersey: In Hoboken, vote will hinge on absentee, provisional, and late ballots

New Mexico: Election draws criticism

New York: Impound stalls vote tally in Ball/Wagner race | Dems eye unscanned ballots in Nassau 7th SD | Thousands of absentee ballots still to be counted | Security a big issue for voting by phone | Pols push for BOE overhaul

North Carolina: Thousands of NC ballots still to be counted

Ohio: Stark voters had some interesting write-in choices for president | Ohio polls need short answer to long lines | Ohio governor name ex-elections chief to board | Summit County board aims to learn from voters' complaints | County hopes to correct Election Day problems

Oklahoma: Uncounted absentee ballots discovered in already narrow House race in Norman

Oregon: Ballot fraud allegations in Clackamas County could lead to changes in election procedures

Pennsylvania: A voting machine malfunction caused a ruckus in 1962 | More Philadelphia voters needed provisional ballots in 2012 than in 2008 | Fill-in and ex-chief seeking voter spot | Voter ID law gets mixed reviews on Election Day | Provisional ballots in Monroe present problems | County rules on provisional ballots | Council woman claims city voters mishandled | Singer 'screwed up' on ballots, Brady says

South Carolina: Vote-counting expert, former voting machines' tech detail possible missteps in Richland | SC Supreme Court steps in, halts state recount in Richland County | Election errors could spur evaluations for poll workers | Republicans, Democrats agree: SC elections a mess | Dillon vote certification takes hours

Tennessee: Loosening of voter ID rules in Memphis a source of puzzlement | Library photo ID cards prove popular | Davidson election commission to review Tuesday's lines | Forge voting complaints filed

Texas: Nueces County elections workers show dedication | Texas also challenges Voting Rights Act | Dozens of provisional ballots missing | Early voting a trend, but does it diminish Election Day? | Ortiz' resignation official, Cameron Co. searches for replacement

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board to resume St. Croix vote count today | Attorney General orders probe of elections

Virginia: Officials: Long election lines in Prince William not due to county meddling | Election board likely to discourage large-text ballots | Small number of Lynchburg votes went uncounted in election

Washington: Drew concedes, Wyman wins Wash. secretary of state

Wyoming: Long lines, registrations keep election staff busy

Friday, 09 November 2012

November 9, 2012

National: Long lines and ongoing vote counts among Election Day problems | Election system needs an overhaul, but it's not that easy | National tribal group touts successes of ramped-up voting efforts in Indian Country | Dead candidates win elections in Florida, Alabama | It's not the 2000 recount, but voting snafus and disputes still plague Florida

Alaska: Democracy was alive, well and caffeinated at College Gate | Tribes, individuals ask to intervene in Alaska's challenge of Voting Rights Act

Arizona: DOJ observers watched local polls Tuesday | Secretary of state reports 631K ballots uncounted | County ballot count expected to last until end of next week | Uncounted provisional, early ballots leave groups frustrated | Poll workers accused of pushing provisional ballots on voters

Arkansas: City officials want answers over voting problems

California: Arduous effort underway on ballot count | Valley ballot counting continues | Registrar of voters, continue counting ballots | Why vote-by-mail ballot counting takes so long | 53,356 ballots remain uncounted | Many eyes still on ballots | Riverside still the state's worst ballot-counting county | Sleepy Yolo County poll workers count ballots through the week

District of Columbia: D.C. Council to review election preparation

Florida: Go. Scott not anxious to fix voting problems | Absentee ballot count finished by Miami-Dade; total results expected Friday | Will Orange add more voting machines for next election? | Once again Florida's voting doesn't add up | Local election went smoothly, with delays | Miami-Dade supervisor of elections 'embarrassed' | Pinellas supervisor of elections breaks silence on robocalls | Obama, others push for an overhaul of Florida's elections system after long waits | Elections supervisor will not resign after polls problem | Former Tampa mayor calls for state election reforms | Ballot tally wears on, as court hearing is reset for Friday on West demand for recount | English, Spanish ballots weighed in Lee County | Officials: Every vote will be counted | Still counting ballots in Duval County | Mystery deepens over botched Election Day robocalls in Pinellas County | St. Lucie county supervisor of elections office to meet to discuss Tuesday's election | Gov. Rick Scott to discuss elections with secretary of state

Georgia: Fulton allowed Usher to skip voting line | Woman: Law took me off voter rolls | Elections director defends Election Day issues

Hawaii: Miscalculation led to ballot shortages

Idaho: Purchase of Eagle City Hall called into question by ballot problems

Illinois: Precincts hit bumps with Asian Indian language requirement

Indiana: Turnout led to big Election Day problems in Clark County | Monroe County vote counting winds toward finish | Election volunteers say they have fun while serving country

Iowa: House chief clerk moves to secretary of state

Kansas: County's voting machines are common | Kansas officials told not to ID voters | State to investigate Sedgwick County election problems | Kobach wants to make it illegal to photograph completed ballot

Louisiana: Some NO homes open doors as polling places

Maine: Bangor voting totals don't quite match up; a few ballots to be recounted Friday

Massachusetts: Spider spins web, crashes voting machine in Rehoboth | Massachusetts poll watcher spends Election Day in Hazleton

Minnesota: Even without photo ID, election system likely to see changes | City seeks Election Day gripes

Michigan: Flint finished counting absentee ballots, Genessee County working on certifying results | Grand Rapids city clerk's 5 reasons for long voting lines

Mississippi: Linda Martin wins race for election commissioner

Montana: They're still counting votes in Yellowstone County | Misbehaving machine delays local vote count | Yellowstone County election delay | Voters who registered through DMV encountered Election Day problems | Ballot counting in Yellowstone County pushes on | Ballot counting expected to finish early Friday morning | Candidate denies election misconduct allegations | Ballot counting machines not as troublesome in other counties

Nebraska: Overall, election official says voting went smoothly

Nevada: County clerk deals with disgruntled voter | Lawyer: Woman wasn't trying to commit voter fraud

New Hampshire: Voter ID law goes smoothly in Bedford

New Jersey: Voting glitches in Montclair don't stop the turnout | NJ Democrats call for extended voting in wake of Sandy chaos | Polls ran out of paper for machines, but paper ballots were used | Counties must approve e-mail ballot requests if voters can prove technical problems | Advocate for movign Hoboken elections to November thanks voters for approving switch | Sandy refugee lends helping hand at poll

New Mexico: Rio Rancho vote mess not deliberate, clerk says | Early voters dominated election in Lincoln County

New York: Some voting machines still work | Palmyra determines results after voting machine breaks | Election dispute delays count on two Rye bond proposals | Dutchess County voting marred by controversy | New York poll workers struggle with new Hurricane Sandy election rules | Pols push for board of elections overhaul

Ohio: Ohio elections chief urges bipartisan talks on law | Jefferson County election board explains election night delay

Oklahoma: Election officials find 60 uncounted ballots

Oregon: Statement by Knute Buehler on loss of secretary of state | Marion County explains delay in releasing election results

Pennsylvania: State department: Very few glitches during Election Day in Pa. | County official says registered voters were turned away in Hazleton precincts | Voters voice complaints to Harrisburg | Official: Voter ID law confusion limited in Erie County | Voter ID flap divides neighbors | Bucks, Montco busy trying to validate provisional ballots | Emergency responders worried their absentee ballots won't count | Driver who struck polling place ID'd

Rhode Island: Mayor of Providence: Long lines and chaos at polling places unacceptable | Redistricting had some voters confused, but overall election ran smoothly

South Carolina: Judge orders ballots seized in disputed House race | County voters report ballot issues | Court-ordered recount of all Richland Co. ballots to begin Friday | Woodruff residents may have to vote again after irregularities found with municipal election | Richland Elec. Official: 'That is unacceptable' | Richland County ballots to get unprecedented recount

Texas: Several Election Day problems in Williamson County | Sargent: Blame me for voting delays | Officials to discuss search for replacement

U.S. Virgin Islands: Involvement of candidates in vote count at issue | Limited access to vote count raises questions | Thousands of votes will not be counted until Friday

Virginia: State senator tries again for universal early voting | Votes still counted for most races in Newport News mixup | Some absentee ballots were hand-counted | Long lines at polling place create unrest, outrage | Principi calls long waits at the polls 'voter suppression'

Washington: McKenna preps for long haul in ballot count for governor | Why is ballot counting so slow in Washington?

Wisconsin: GOP possible agenda: Voter ID | State Supreme Court asked to combine voter ID cases