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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

March 13, 2012

National News: Groups wage battle over voter ID laws

Alabama: Will Jefferson County be able to fix voting machines if they break Tuesday? | Election day preps | JeffCo prepared for primary elections | Polling sites prep for elections | Military ballots may decide election

Alaska: High court to hear redistricting case

Arizona: Panel OKs political t-shirts at polls | Tempe working to divert voters from wrong polling place

California: U.S. Postal Service cutbacks may impact large customers

Connecticut: Connecticut weighs easier absentee vote | Absentee voting clears committee | Voting places shift for some Darien residents | Council considers reducing number of voting districts

Florida: Fla. files federal court case on redistricting | Deadline approaching for scholarship | Florida voter ID law has more options than Texas one blocked by Feds

Georgia: Fulton County partners with Chamber to encourage voter registration | Elections office moving to Liberty Mutual building | Westmoreland to lead Fulton elections

Idaho: Ada, Canyon County voters will vote at regular places for levy elections

Illinois: U.S. Attorney's office to monitor election day | Union Co. state's attorney, sheriff to monitor polling places | City election officials: Don't use that iPad in the voting booth | Redistricting, electronic poll book to be a part of next week's primary | Weird polling places: Now with Yelp reviews | Text to find your polling place

Indiana: Special prosecutor to begin voter fraud investigation

Kansas: Defore files for re-election as county clerk

Mississippi: Voters go to polls today | Election workers gear up for looming primary

Montana: Missoula County elections office redesigns website

New Hampshire: Current law allows voters to register on Election Day

New Mexico: Police make two more arrests in Sunland Park

New York: Ballot fraud jury deliberations end for the day | Day seven of Troy ballot fraud trial and still no verdict in sight

North Carolina: Voter ed group questions Wake voting machine certification

Ohio: Summit County looks to end money dispute with elections board | Voting precincts to be cut in Summit County | Secretary of state names new county elections director | We Are Ohio sets sights on election reform

Oklahoma: Ex-election official Rousselot, 50, dies

Pennsylvania: Voter ID bill could be on way to Corbett today | Corbett says he would sign voter ID bill | Voter ID bill closer to law | Veteran IDs problem with voter measure

Tennessee: Fees now in place for all ID services at county clerk's office | Dem party says election commission should reveal names of purged voters | Super Tuesday voting glitch prompts Lincoln Davis lawsuit

Texas: Justice Dept. opposes a 2nd voter ID law, in Texas | Voter ID ruling won't have major effect on May elections | Brownwood election office to update equipment with purcase of six laptops | Local voters won't be affected by voter ID decision | Commissioners plan for primary despite uncertainty

Washington: Rep. Hudgins dropping run for secretary of state

Wisconsin: Judge rules Wisconsin's voter ID law unconstitutional | Supporters plan to appeal voter ID decision | Sussex officials work through voter ID uncertainty | Assembly to vote on bill disallowing voter registration drives in high schools

 

Monday, 12 March 2012

March 10-12, 2012

National News: Questions linger in US on high-tech voting | Black clergy aim to register one million voters on Easter Sunday | GOP war on voting targets swing states | Bills introduced to move Election Day to weekends | House Dems float moving Election Day to weekends

Alabama: Short-handed Jefferson County scrambles to man Tuesday elections | Poll workers take classes for upcoming primary election | Speakers on Selma-to-Montgomery march blast new voter ID law | Absentee voting deadline extended again

Arizona: Tempe polling place snafu looms days before election

California: LA County crowdsources ideas for new voting system | Olague explains her support for RCV repeal measure | Voters confront 'top two' primary

Connecticut: Changes in voting laws could increase turnout | Hartford registrars defend their election spending

Florida: City clerk shoots down supervisor of elections proposal for speedier election results in PBC | Tuesday night's PBC election results will come in slowly | Bailey earns Sheriff Steube's endorsement in supervisor of election race

Georgia: Elections official enters race for Ga. House seat

Illinois: DuPage gearing up for election | New polling place for voters

Iowa: Man pleads guilty of ID theft in case tied to secretary of state

Louisiana: Early voting underway in Louisiana

Massachusetts: What it costs to run an election | Wal-Poll workers relish all elections | Primary helped Lakeville get the voting bugs out at new polling site

Minnesota: Committee rejects Simon's request to loosen voter ID language | How we built the same-day registration map | Special elections cost Minneapolis $163,748 | Ritchie addresses federal lawsuit | Elections getting more complicated, pricey for townships

Montana: Missoula CPA runs for secretary of state | 4 in GOP field hope to be Montana secretary of state | In April county's elections office switches to fairgrounds | County moves polling places

Nebraska: All-mail voting | Should Nebraska turn to mail-in voting?

New Mexico: 3rd arrest made in Sunland Park vote fraud case | Results certified in troubled town

New York: Life for lever voting machines | County board of elections criticizes bill allowing villages to use lever voting | Voter fraud deliberations continue

Ohio: New director named to board of elections | Ballot dispute could cost county $1.4 million | Legal bill for 2010 election could hit $1.4 million

Oklahoma: Election officials evaluate performance on Super Tuesday

Pennyslvania: State senators explain their votes on voter ID | Photo ID bill splits AG hopefuls along party lines | Murray joins opposition to voter ID bill | Two county officials busted for election fraud

Tennessee: Hawkins vote count incorrect for second election in a row | Voter ID checkpoints varied by precincts | Voter ID law triggers 285 provisional ballots; not all counted | Nine precincts fail to draw voters on Super Tuesday

Texas: Community leaders protest voter ID law | Registration valid despite voter cards' expiration | Confusion reigns in Texas elections calendar

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board tests machines

Virginia: Voter ID bill awaits governor's signature | DOJ agrees to exempt Prince William from voting law provision

Wisconsin: Judge delays ruling in voter ID lawsuit | DOJ asks court to stay injunction against voter ID law | Wisconsin elections chief recommends recall votes for 4 GOP senators | Elections board wants recalls on May 15, June 12

 

 

Friday, 09 March 2012

March 9, 2012

National News: NAACP to press U.N. panel in Geneva on voting rights

Alabama: Jefferson County preparing for Tuesday's primary

Arizona: Presidential primary ballots officially canvassed

Arkansas: Voter forms available in Spanish

California: Case would let thousands of Calif. criminals vote | SF's election dept. named in voting rights lawsuit

Colorado: Gessler spokesman rejects voter suppression accusations

Connecticut: Secretary of state: Registrar can't cancel primary

Illinois: Ogle County clerk warns of unauthorized absentee ballots

Kansas: Nine of 28 without voter ID in tax election have votes counted after providing ID

Kentucky: Clerk's office launches website

Louisiana: Preparing for election time

Massachusetts: DiSalvo and city seek to modernize Town Meeting

Minnesota: Dayton, Ritchie offer 'poll-book' as voter-ID alternative | DFLers push for photo ID alternative | Howe back-peddles on voter ID compromise | Voter ID amendment heard by first committee

Missouri: County outsources canvassing | County clerk consolidates polling places

New Hampshire: Voter ID bill clears Senate, moves to House

New Mexico: Former Sunland Park official charged | City election workers review ballots

New York: Ballot fraud deliberation continues | Ballot fraud jury hits roadblock

Ohio: Stark county second-to-last county to report election results | Elections budget submitted to county council | Board of elections appoints new director

Oregon: Taxpayers stuck with bill for cumbersome 'open primary'

Pennyslvania: Picture this: Voter ID law is about to pass | Earll says timing not right for voter-ID bill

Tennessee: Charlotte election moved back to 2014 | Provisional ballot form sends voters to bank call center

Texas: Ellis again urges DOJ to deny state's voter ID law | Voter ID debated | Grayson County voter registration cards in the mail | Bexar faced with adding 39 precincts | Ex-secretary of state files for Congress

Vermont: Condos thanks hard-working town clerks

Virginia: Voter ID bill headed to governor | Low turnout means $9 per vote cast

West Virginia: Honors class to help students register to vote

Wisconsin: Voter ID is up in the air | Voter ID injunction affect on absentee ballots | Voters, clerks on hold for photo ID law | Legislation would create mobile service centers for seniors to get photo IDs | GOP files complaint against judge in voter ID case | Tensions over the state's voter ID law increase | Elections board asks clerks about recall dates | Debate heats up at Appleton council meeting

Thursday, 08 March 2012

March 8, 2012

National News: Urban League: State voting laws could widen gap between blacks and whites | Closure of some mail sites to be delayed for U.S. vote | Postal Service to suspend closures during election season

Alabama: Voting machines tested ahead of election | Registrars try to quell confusion | Judge extends absentee ballot deadline

California: Lawsuit: Some convicted felons should be allowed to vote | Right to vote sought for California inmates transferred to jails | Farrell seeks to replace ranked-choice voting with supermajority system | SF ranked choice voting may face Novembe challenge

Colorado: State backs off proposal to trim early voting

Connecticut: Hartford GOP: We don't have money for presidential primary

Florida: Black lawmakers' effort to expand early voting is rejected in Senate

Georgia: Muscogee County blames server failure as cause of long delay in tallying votes | Dougherty County elections office experiences glitch Tuesday night | Technical malfunction delays voting totals | Ward two elections lawsuit dismissed | Polk County voter angry about wheel chair ramp

Illinois: East St. Louis voters to determine fate of election board | Primary inaugurates new polling places in Galesburg

Iowa: Johnson Co. auditor won't be disciplined for circulating petition in office

Louisiana: Early voting comes with free parking

Minnesota: How would voter ID bill affect election-day registration? | Mapping voter same-day registrations in Minnesota

New Mexico: Another Sunland Park employee arrested on voter fraud suspicion

New York: Juror in Troy ballot fraud case taken to hospital

North Carolina: Swain leaders OK Cherokee early voting sites after six weeks of uncertainty

Ohio: Forgotten machines, paper ballots caused delay in Trumbull | Voters face problems at Middletown polling location | Crawford County election tally goal: Accurate, not fast | Polls slow in Kent for Super Tuesday | Westerville students say they were forced to cover up in order to vote | Around 50 incorrect ballots given to Toledo voters Tuesday | Teen dies in crash on way to polls | About 40 percent of Cuyahoga County voters cast absentee ballots

Oklahoma: Tulsa County reports no problems with voting machines

Pennsylvania: Pa. Senate passes voter ID bill | Voter ID passes Pa. Senate

Tennessee: 24 must show ID for vote to count | Large numbers of absentee ballots slow the release of Shelby Co. results | Officials apologize to Lincoln Davis over voting error

Texas: Voter ID law may create turmoil | Texas' contested voter ID law could shave vote rolls | Voter registration cards will be mailed soon | Elections administrator sets record straight on voter registration confusion | Decision on state's voter ID law could come next week

Virginia: Whether you voted or not, you'll pay

West Virginia: Former Lincoln County officials plead guilty to vote fraud | Tennant disappointed by voter fraud, pleased by guilty pleas

Wisconsin: AG to appeal voter ID ruling | Clerks in state prepare for post-injunction voting | Officials still don't know how absentee ballots went missing | Muskego clerk's office ready for voter ID changes, questions | Judge who halted voter ID signed Walker recall petition | Latinos and the voter ID case | Village Clerk: 'We need to know how to conduct our elections' | 'Tayloring' photo ID requirements for seniors | Elections board to discuss appealing voter ID ruling | Election officials making changes after ID ruling; DOJ plans to appeal

Wednesday, 07 March 2012

March 7, 2012

National News: Few problems reported with new voter ID laws in Tennessee, Oklahoma | Civil rights group urges higher voter turnout to counter new state voting laws

Alabama: Just a normal Tuesday in the Yellowhammer State | Baldwin man convicted of fraud voted regularly under name of U.S. citizen | JeffCo employees struggle to set up for primary election

Arizona: Bill with money for redistricting panel advances

California: Supervisor wants to eliminate ranked-choice voting for citywide offices | A comeback for runoffs? | Former elections chief joins supervisor race | Will post office closings delay absentee ballots?

Connecticut: Changes in voting laws designed to boost turnout

Georgia: Muscogee County has computer issues | Delay voting if your voting location is an elementary school | Election officials ready for voters | At 100, Houston County resident still gets to the polls every time | Georgia could implement online voter registration | High school students learn at the polls

Indiana: St. Joe Co. seeks bids on 'vote centers' | Board of elections moving early voting for more space | Vote center effort moves forward

Louisiana: Primary election voting is near, including early voting

Massachusetts: In Holyoke 'more work needs to be done' to increase turnout | Fall River woman finds she is listed as 'deceased' as she goes to vote | Fire in Marlboro forces change in polling site

Michigan: Several organizations oppose Secure and Fair Elections Initiative

Minnesota: Proponents of voter ID get their Exhibit A | Minn. majority wants ACLU to pay up | Special elections came at a price

Mississippi: Hosemann wants voter ID in place by November

Montana: Gallatin County commissioners approve changes to polling places | Two Republicans file for secretary of state

New Mexico: Polls close in municipal elections, voter fraud arrest reported in Sunland Park | Two more charged in Sunland Park voter-fraud scheme | Voting convenience centers praised

New York: Jury deliberates in Troy ballot fraud trial

North Carolina: Politician charged in voter fraud case | Local elections board pushing for Sunday voting | No voting site changes before November election

Ohio: Ohio counties report Super Tuesday poll problems | Bomb threat strikes polling place | Election day update: Area voters head out to polls | Computer glitch slows Clermont County voting results | Election day a first for new Richland County elections board | Lorain bomb threat lone ripple in quiet election day | Wrong ballots in South Toledo | Portage County veteran, 86, doesn't vote after veteran's ID card rejected at polls | Some voters leave polling places after ballot confusion

Oklahoma: Voters have problems with new rules and voting machines | Oklahomans test out new voting machines

Pennsylvania: Dem. Senator blasts voter ID bill | Photo ID for voting may advance | State lawmakers disagree on benefits of voter ID bill

Rhode Island: General Assembly to take up voter ID appeal

Tennessee: In Shelby County, Tuesday is not so much Super as slow | Voter ID law sees few hiccups | Voter ID law a non-factor at polls | Voter, former Marine, protests voter ID law | 70s-era Marine calls voter photo ID unconstitutional barred from voting | Voter ID law causes no hiccups at the polls | Dorothy Cooper, woman in photo ID snag, finally gets to vote | Former Washington County elections officials look to the future | Tellico Plains continue elections, despite tornado clean up

Texas: Travis County voter certificates to be mailed in April | Webb County preparing for 2012 elections | Texas primary could be pushed back, again

Utah: Vote-by-mail effort in Utah gets a boost in the House

Vermont: Miss Vermont wants to meet young voters

Virginia: General Assembly passes bill that may delay 2012 primary date | Poll workers in local area are lonely on Super Tuesday | Suspicious package investigation at polling place

Washington: Wyman 'kicking off' campaign for secretary of state

West Virginia: Vote fraud criminal hearings today

Wisconsin: Judge bars voter ID law temporarily | Will sudden change in voter ID law cause confusion? | Assembly to vote on bill disallowing registrations | Assembly to consider limiting reasons for recalls

 

Tuesday, 06 March 2012

March 6, 2012

National News: Caucus Confusion: A recurring headache for GOP | Targeting voter ID laws

Alaska: Dems cry foul on Treadwell's role with Romney campaign

Arizona: County recorder announces re-election bid

California: Registrar of voters seeks polling locations | Open elections change California primary ballot

Connecticut: Hartford's GOP primary in jeopardy over funding

Florida: Two more join race for Volusia supervisor of elections | More states allowing 17-year-old voters

Georgia: Augusta election officials prepare for Super Tuesday | Some voters in 3 Habersham cities have to vote at two locations | Tuesday primary voters, expect delays | Employers required to allow time to vote

Illinois: Do you know where you're voting? New polling sites

Iowa: Election officials push people to pay attention to poll changes

Kansas: Secretary of state criticized for forming PAC

Maryland: MoCo looking for a few good Republicans, por favor

Massachusetts: Sharon voters head to presidential primary | Paxton voter ID question will go to voters | Town Hall is new polling place for Boxford

Minnesota: Voter ID measure to be watched nationally | Voter ID plan raises many practical questions

Mississippi: Voter ID not in use yet | Implementing voter ID

New Jersey: Cumberland County board of elections wants ballot scanner

New Mexico: NM auditor arrives to review Sunland Park finances | Portales polling places combined | Clerks to eye new voting centers during today's election

New York: Deliberations continue in Troy fraud case

North Carolina: Board of elections to relocate before early voting | Crowd gathers at Monument Terrace to protest voter ID bill

Ohio: Dueber United Methodist Church is new polling place | Ohio voters gear up for 'Super Tuesday' | Businesses open doors to voting | Many Belmont County voters got a jump-start on the election | Summit elections board makes cuts, asks county for money to cover budget | Elections board gets new director | Halford named new Geauga elections board director | Elections director out in Warren County | Agreement reached on equipment

Oklahoma: Super Tuesday comes to Oklahoma

Oregon: Post Office closures might impact Oregon elections

Pennsylvania: Pa. voter ID bill heads toward final Senate vote | Voter ID bill limits basic right, opponents say | Voter ID bill heads to Senate floor | Gun carriers who asked to move polling place find church policy also bans weapons

Rhode Island: Convicted killer registers to vote

South Dakota: Talking about new Sioux Falls vote centers

Tennessee: Are voters adjusting to voter ID? | Electronics should speed voting today

Texas: Voter records latest problem holding up card distribution | Feds reject Galveston County redistricting plan

U.S. Virgin Islands: Judge to hear VI case for right to vote in federal elections

Utah: Counties may get vote-by-mail option

Vermont: State pushes vote tabulators in small towns

Virginia: Schools change policy on voter drives | Officials warn melted snow could hamper traffic again | Virginia reminds voters no write-ins | Schools take precautions as voters head to the polls

Wisconsin: Clerk wants delay in recall races | Judge says voter ID lawsuit should proceed | Assembly to vote on bill disallowing voter registration in high schools

Monday, 05 March 2012

March 3-5, 2012

National News: Marchers honor historic Alabama trek to protest voter ID law | House Dems propose offering free photo IDs to help voters

Overseas News: Diplomat explains absentee voting

Alabama: Probate judge explains primary process | Protestors kick off march from Selma to Montgomery

Arizona: Cost-cutting for election left some voters no place to poll

California: OC registrar preparing postcards to unaffiliated voters | Postal Service assures voters their mailed-in voices will be heard | To increase voter participation, Burbank may cover postage of mail-in ballots

Connecticut: Changes to voting laws could increase turnout | Merrill details plans to modernize voting in Conn. | Cheshire registrar among critics of election reforms

Florida: Justice Dept. seeks trial on Florida elections | Black lawmakers push for early voting changes | Former Florida Secretary of State Firestone dies

Georgia: As early voting ends, county readies for Super Tuesday

Illinois: Sparland Village Hall will remain a polling place

Indiana: Governor ready to pick new secretary of state if court lets him

Iowa: Nine voter fraud cases investigated

Maryland: Early voting for elections moved in Washington County

Massachusetts: What's the price? How much it costs to run a town election | Footing the bill for Super Tuesday | Budget-busting ballots: Presidential primaries can be pricey | Haverhill, Groveland voters getting new polling places

Minnesota: Voter ID drive part of a quiet, well-funded national, conservative effort | Voter issue becomes subject of federal lawsuit

Nebraska: Controversial measure to require photo ID is returning for more debate | Some precincts in five counties converted to all-mail voting

New Hampshire: Legislature taking up issues of voting reform | Bill would stop voters from switching after voting

New Mexico: Voter-fraud allegations won't delay Sunland Park election | Sunland Park employee arrested on false voting charges

New York: Absentee ballot probe in hands of state police | Ballot fraud jury to weigh six long weeks of words

Ohio: Counties finding out touch-screen voting systems are costly to maintain | Elections director, deputy to swap titles | Mike Casto to serve as chairman of BOE | Federal observers to help monitor election in Ohio | New districts puzzling Ohio voters | Feds to observe Hamilton Co. primary

Oklahoma: New voting machines make debut in primary | New precincts, polling places mark changes to Tuesday's primary

Pennsylvania: Both sides of voter ID legislation highlighted at Pocono debate

South Carolina: Stricter rules for voter registration likely dead in water

South Dakota: Voting centers to be unveiled in Sioux Falls

Tennessee: Election officials optimistic about voter ID law, despite criticism | Super Tuesday primary is first test of new voter ID law

Texas: Expired voter registration cards worry voters | False email about voter registration circulating | Nacogdoches Co. gearing up for elections now that date has been set | Primary plans move forward | Redistricting confusion might linger for voters | County elections officials report confusion on local election dates | El Paso County elections officials are ready

Virginia: Passion at the Polls: Virginia election workers find love | Election officials now allowed to volunteer their services

Wisconsin: Voter registration mailer addressed to deceased dog

Friday, 02 March 2012

March 2, 2012

National News: Internet voting systems too insecure, researcher warns | House passes resolution marking Selma voting-rights march | Election offiicals, voters worry about postal closures

Overseas News: Voting for a bass: How soldiers can participate in upcoming elections

Arizona: Primaries go postal

California: Compton plans ballot measure on switching to voting by district | Ballot changes expected for June primary

Colorado: County clerk proposes combining polling places

Connecticut: Wallingford GOP registrar on mend after January fall

Florida: Supervisor of elections looking for location | Federal judge questions state attorney on new voter registration law | Voting groups ask judge to block Fla. eleciton law | Court skeptical of new law that puts restrictions on registering voters | High school students may register to vote without leaving school | State attorney to review ballot requests

Georgia: Judge hears election case

Indiana: White regrets how his case was handled

Iowa: Linn County polling places changed for many voters

Kansas: Kris Kobach, nativist son

Maryland: Caroline election board's request upsets budget plan

Massachusetts: Preparing for the election | Sharon voters to use new ballots in presidential primary

Minnesota: Voter ID sponsor promises answers to come next year | Voter ID bill advances amid questions | Groups challenge election-day registration | Bill to prevent felon voting advances | Election grant goes to Chisago City

Mississippi: No voter ID for primary | Special report: Voter rolls

Montana: McCulloch files for re-election

New Jersey: Morris County clerk seeks general election; no primary

New Mexico: New Mexico man registers dog to vote | Dog registered to vote linked to Senate campaign

New York: Senate OKs continued use of lever-voting machines | Ballot fraud case goes to jury

North Carolina: Board of elections seeking new office space | Board of elections trying to prevent confusion with new district lines

Pennsylvania: Despite uncertainties, county officials preparing for Pa. primary | County election boards prepare for April primary

South Carolina: House reconsiders third-party voter registration bill

Tennessee: Absentee voting for over 60s passes state house | Metro election mistake mirrors Rutherford County's

Texas: Texas voters hit with junk emails | Court order Texas to hold primary May 29 | Court sets schedule for Texas elections

Utah: Duchesne County ditches ballot boxes for mailboxes

Virginia: Virginia voter ID law passes state Senate | Garrison searching for voting assistance officers | Voter league to express concern over provisional ballot issues

Wisconsin: Voter ID law to take national spotlight | Recall elections likely to be held in June | Doughnut complaint could lead to new city policy

Thursday, 01 March 2012

March 1, 2012

Alabama: Selma to Montgomery march will target immigration, voter ID laws | State, county officials blame each other for absentee ballot fiasco

Colorado: Former Littleton city attorney is new deputy secretary of state | Voter misinformation bill a tool to use against fraud

Connecticut: Changes to voting laws could increase turnout | Darien Dems seek new registrar of voters | Hartford resident alleges illegal handling of absentee ballots

District of Columbia: House backs D.C. special elections bill

Florida: Florida voter restrictions challenged | Senate resolution recognizes poll workers for 'outstanding service' | Supervisor of elections may redevelop blighted downtown site | Orlando candidates spar over absentee votes

Georgia: Georgia set to keep harsh ballot access law | Five bucks per ballot for Augusta early voting

Illinois: Illinois voter ID bill held up in committee | County clerk to investigate voter fraud in Elmwood Park

Indiana: State Supreme Court hears election challenge to Charlie White | Supreme Court to decide who picks new secretary of state | Voting records released on 'walking lists'

Iowa: Board of Supervisors OKs purchase of license scanners for polling sites | County auditor hopes voter ID bill loses speed | Citing security concerns, Linn County elections chief moves polling locations

Massachusetts: Presidential primary election carries a price tag for local budgets | Abington, Rockland elections carry price tag | Documents shed light on Marlborough voter fraud case

Michigan: Law allows some to carry guns in schools

Mississippi: Hoseman reports election violations | Clerk, election panel to look over voter rolls

Nebraska: In Omaha, a controversy over voting with national reverberations

New Mexico: Albuquerque dog becomes registered voter | Secretary of state begins probe of Sunland Park election

New York: Senate allows continued use of lever-voting machines | Senate OKs lever-voting machines | Change of events comes in Troy ballot fraud trial | Defense: Witness lied in ballot case

Ohio: Husted breaks tie vote; appoints temporary elections director | Summit County ballots printed in Iowa, violating Ohio law | Board of elections reviews potential ballot remakes

Oregon: Mail to take longer route

Pennsylvania: State Supreme Court orders special elections | Gun carriers want old polling places

Tennessee: Opinion survey finds overwhelming support for voter ID | State making final push on voter ID before Super Tuesday | Special Saturday service for photo ID will cease after this week | Davidson County botched early voting schedule

Texas: May 29 election poses no hiccups for Taylor County, officials say | Voter cards will come before primary, county election official assures | Some confusion could come from state elections | Second Medrano convicted in vote fraud scandal

Utah: Parties urge residents to vote by mail

Vermont: State to post presidential primary results online

Virginia: King George gets voting-rights waiver

West Virginia: Gun pulled in vote fraud case | Lincoln County man arrested after threatening secretary of state

Wisconsin: GAB seeks recall delay | Carroll to issue voter ID cards to out-of-state students | Few problems reported with primary elections

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

February 29, 2012

National: AG Holder: Justice Dept. opposition warranted against some state voter ID requirements | Is the Voting Rights Act endangered? A legal primer

Alabama: Federal judge issues temporary restraining order against Alabama over military voting | Commission hopes to clear up confusion with polling sites

Arizona: County consolidates polling places in Flagstaff | GOP primary cost taxpayers $2.6 million

Arkansas: Complaint: Secretary of state lacks required Spanish voting forms

California: Hanna wins clerk recount

Colorado: Primary election will not be mail-in

District of Columbia: House to vote on bill that would give DC more flexibility in scheduling special elections

Florida: Senate and Supervisor salute poll workers

Georgia: About 2K cast votes ahead of Super Tuesday

Idaho: Canyon County polling places to change for May 15 primary

Illinois: How Niles got early voting for first time

Indiana: Touch-screen voting machines to be demonstrated | Court to decide successor to Ind. elections chief | Osili speaks out for first time since White indictment

Kansas: Wichita special election, first large-scale test of new voter ID law | Secretary of state Kobach pleased with Wichita test of voter ID law

Michigan: Voter dispute errupts at Fenton Township poll | Voting citizenship rule called 'redundant' waste of tax dollars | Question added to Michigan ballot: Are you a citizen? | Man takes gun to Grand Rapids polling place

Minnesota: Voters alliance lawsuit critical of voter eligibility monitoring | Conservative group sues over voter eligibility | Voter ID compromise could avert admendment fight | Rep. Sondra Erickson joins elections lawsuit

Mississippi: Smith Co. among voting discrepencies

Missouri: Council approves voting machine purchase despite objections | Plan to replace St. Charles County voting machines draws criticisms

Nebraska: Bluffs voters can sign with a swipe | Debate begins on voter ID bill

Nevada: Registrar of voters gearing up for election season

New Hampshire: State reconsiders voter ID bill

New Mexico: State investigates voter fraud in Sunland Park | Secretary of state digging into Sunland Park situation

North Carolina: Judge orders temporary fix to county election problems

Ohio: Husted says statewide ballot issues each cost Ohio $1 million | Cline, Ferruccio named to elections board

Pennyslvania: Fayette County election board targets problems

Rhode Island: Polling hours extended for local elections

Tennessee: Late surge drives up early voting in Knox | Most countians say 'no' to early voting | Final weekend for voters' photo IDs before primary | Seniors vote from home

Texas: With redistricting controversy, voter registration cards still delayed | Texas voter website address changes | New maps for voting are released | Commissioners approve 10-year contract for annual elections

Virginia: Va. voter ID bill passes | Group faces election violation investigation | Virginia registrars doubt need for tightened voter ID requirements

West Virginia: Voter ID bill draws support, opposition in House committee

Wisconsin: Group files complaint over adlerwoman's doughnut delivery to poll workers