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Thursday, 08 November 2012

November 8, 2012

National News: How faulty and outdated voting machines contributed to voter lines and frustration | Election Day lawsuits targeted voter ID confusion, ballots | Voters wait in long lines in key states in latest poll problem | U.S. battle over ballots averted, but not forever | High turnout, budget woes fuel Election Day snarls | 'I Voted': Election stickers from around the U.S.

Alabama: Hale County probate judge race unresolved

Arizona: More than 600K ballots in Arizona still uncounted | Election Day over, but 20K Pinal ballots to be counted

Arkansas: Paper ballots still yet to be counted in Benton County | Paper ballots are being sent to Washington County | Ballots run out in various precincts

California: San Bernardino registrar to study performance in wake of polling place complaints | Thousands of Riverside County ballots to be counted | Riverside County ranks No. 1 worst for votes counted so far in California | Busy day at the Alameda County registrar of voters office | A third of county ballots remain uncounted | 35K Sonoma ballots still to be counted | County has 45K more ballots to tally | More than 792K ballots uncounted in LA County | Thousands of uncounted SF ballots | Up to 140K ballots still to be counted in Alameda County | Thousands of ballots uncounted in Yuba, Sutter | Ventura County election officials see busy days ahead | Poll worker puts Glendale precinct's ballots on car, drives away

Colorado: Web Poll: Should Colorado implement all mail-in ballots for every election? | Smooth election sees big showing from Summit | Provisional ballots could come into play after wait period

Connecticut: Hand count slowed results

District of Columbia: Long voting lines blamed on high turnout, too-few poll workers and voting machines

Florida: Tabulating machines at the center of voting controversy | Poll worker frustrated with voting process | West seeks injunction to impound ballots, voting machines | Miami-Dade vote totals won't be tallied until today | Deborah Clark, Pinellas supervisor of elections still not talking about misleading robocall | Seminole elections chief lays down law for recount | Five Florida counties still tallying | Mayor orders review of Miami-Dade voting debacle | Several factors contributed to late votes being cast in Hernando | No time to blink as absentee ballot counting resumes by bleary PBC election workers | Computer 'glitch' stalled vote count in Santa Rosa County | Manatee County had a successful Election Day, officials say | Voters call for Lee County election supervisor's resignation after long lines | Not easy moving voting scanners | Florida elections official issues tearful apology | Long lines could lead to voting reform in Florida | Florida voting--what's the hang-up? | Absentee ballots, voting delays put harsh light on South Florida election

Georgia: Early voting adds work for Georgia officials but removes press at the polls, officials say | Fulton voting problems equal headaches for Buckhead voters | Many fed up with Fulton elections problems | Sec. of state investigates Fulton Co. election issues

Guam: Mayors calls for election reform after upsets in Tuesday's race | GEC will recount 5 precincts Friday

Hawaii: Officials: Poor plans led to Oahu ballot shortage

Illinois: Election officials still skeptical about online voting | Chicago election problems: Hurdles abound for many city voters | Chicago elections officials apologize for polling place confusion | East St. Louis voters reject initiative to disband board of elections | Early voting makes waves in Iowa, Illinois

Indiana: Voting machine issue delays final results | Lines, packed voting machines reported throughout county | Clark County wrestles with vote delays | St. Joseph County already planning election changes | Commissioner: Voting centers won't fix ballot confusion | County looks for solutions to voting logjams | Expanded early voting, quicker check-in seen as options | Election officials look for solutions after voters wait hours

Iowa: Linn County residents sound off on both sides of voter ID debate | Early voting makes waves in Iowa, Illinois | Official: Voters not properly vetted

Kansas: Authorities to investigate county's election woes | Election turnout surprises officials

Kentucky: Attorney General's election fraud hotline got 183 calls | Historic low turnout doesn't stop ballot shortages

Louisiana: Registrar: Voters should check their registration | Orleans Parish vote totals delay blamed on volume, computer trouble | Final tally on toll vote awaits mail-in ballots

Maine: Waterboro hand counting ballots after voting machine breaks | Long lines at registration tables

Maryland: Long voting lines blamed on high turnout, too-few poll workers and voting machines | Md. officials investigate complaints about long lines to vote

Massachusetts: Voting machines cause headaches in Taunton, Rehoboth | Spider web tangles up Rehoboth voting machine | Mansfield Town Clerk: Election a great example of town's ability to manage | Non-binding voter ID question passes

Minnesota: Some voting problems reported at Minneapolis polls | Three Minneapolis precincts must be hand counted | Aftermath of voter ID failure | Outdated voting machines lead to hand count in Minneapolis | Minneapolis election officials plan future improvements

Missouri: Kander claims narrow win for secretary of state | Lessons learned the hard way on Election Day | Voter says he was 'intimidated' by election judge | Election officials re-counting ballots, testing machines to verify results

Montana: Flathead County election results delayed | Ballot processing continues into Thursday morning | Voting lasted until late night | Big turnout leads to long lines on Election Day | Judge explains ruling on Indian voting; plaintiffs promise appeal | Local vote-counting goes into overtime | Ballot processing continues into Thursday morning | Jammed elections machinery delays Yellowstone County returns | Flathead election officials weathered delays

Nebraska: Community groups seek to investigate Phipps over polling place legislation

Nevada: Election snags include long lines, machine issues | Elections office: No voter fraud reports in Nev. | Few election problems reported in Nevada

New Hampshire: Long lines a headache at city polls | Big issue of voter ID proved not to be an issue on Election Day | Voter ID law not a major issue, election officials say | Some find fault with voter ID law in general election

New Jersey: County seeks court order for two Middletown voting machine results | New Jersey voters turn out despite obstacles and irregularities | Election watchdogs praise NJ for post-storm voting | Record number of mail-in, email votes mean a few Morris County races still too close to call | NJ election officials have no answers yet on how emergency voting plans worked

New Mexico: No answers yet about Rio Ranch voting fiasco | Long lines, shortage of machines plagued NM voting | Silver City man detained after attempting to test voting system | Sandoval County, secretary of state's office trade blame for Rio Rancho vote mess

New York: Nassau to probe voting machine failures | Voting machine malfunctions delay results | Rye awaits vote results after polling machines impounded | Long alleges bad behavior by poll worker | Frontier continuing with plan for one polling place | NYC BOE 'succeeded at failing beyond my wildest expectations,' says council member

North Carolina: Voter registration causes confusion

Pennsylvania: Lebanon County had a few touch-screen voting problems | One day after election, voter integrity issues are hot topic | Naturalized citizens get fulfillment from voting in their first election | Poll disputes: An election day fit for Philly | Voter ID law causes confusion at polls | What went wrong with Monroe polls? | Names missing from voter rolls cause Election Day chaos | Cranberry man says glitch in system left him unable to vote | Even with glitches, both parties praise county elections office | Singer toppled as city elections chief

Ohio: Voter finds maiden name in poll book | Judge demands Ohio provisional ballot answers | Medina County BOE explains election results delay | Why were Trumbull County election results so late? | Assault charge in Ohio polling place argument | Man assaulted at polling location | Polling locations cause confusion for some Ohio State voters | Lucas County BOE has slow start counting votes

Oklahoma: Provisional ballots key to race

Rhode Island: Mollis: Time to change RI elections board

South Carolina: Richland voting mess 'violated law' | What happened with the polls in Richland County? | Voting harder than expected in areas of Horry County | Clarendon precincts turned voters away

Tennessee: Long lines frustrate TN voters | Rutherford County faced multiple ballot-counting issues | Montgomery County election commission flooded with phone calls on Election Day

Texas: Election procedures scrutinized after late ballot box in Nueces County | Post-election fallout over voter ID | Cameron County reports smooth election | GC voting problems draw national attention | Election day ran smoothly, administrator says | Voting delays, problems in Carrollton prompt calls for change | Cameron looks toward electronic vote | Election went well, despite a few glitches | Problems plagued county polling places

U.S. Virgin Islands: Hundreds of paper ballots still to be counted after vote

Utah: Utah counties count absentee, provisional ballots

Virginia: Spotsy voting problems called 'total fiasco' | In Staunton, checking the count | Long voting lines blamed on high turnout, too-few poll workers and voting machines | Scattered glitches, long lines afflict voting | Voting lines were clogged at swamped voter ID points | New details emerge about voting in Lynchburg area | Local registrars report no problems with voter ID laws | The morning after: Registrars evaluate Election Day | Roanoke voting precincts see 'bottleneck' effect | Polling place problems in Pittsylvania Co.

West Virginia: Problematic voting machine holds up ballot counting in Brooke County | Machine error slows voting results error in Harrison County

Wisconsin: Machine malfunction trips up Lafayette | Milwaukee department heads spent the night counting absentee ballots | Ballot quirk throws some for a loop | Attorney general wants voter ID appeals on a fast track | Local poll workers get high marks

Wednesday, 07 November 2012

November 7, 2012

National: Voting-machine glitches: How bad was it on Election Day around the country? | E-voting machine concerns | Voters document on election on social media | Glitches: A report | Glitches, partisan disputes mar vote | Heavy turnout, confusion over voter ID causes some issues | Complaints about voter IDs, ballots, long lines in election | Voting issues surface in battleground states | Pennsylvania, Florida among states facing voting problems | Many foreign-born Americans voting in native languages | Election officials making voting easier

Alabama: Minor High responds to voter registration dispute | UNA students blame voter fraud on botched registrations | Chapman estimates 7 of 10 voters cast ballots

Arizona: Tenacious voter overcomes clerical errors | Turnout, equipment woes result in long voter lines | Long lines, wait times reported at voting centers | Official: Goodyear polling place offered incentives to voters | Provisional ballots spark concern in Arizona voters | Voters reject Proposition 121

Arkansas: More than 50 Benton County precincts lack paper ballots

California: Westwood polling place receives voting machines, supplies | Complaints about voter ID demands | Riverside County registrar responds to incidents | Fresno County results delayed due to heavy turnout | Voters say polling place ran out of provisional ballots | Registrar of voters reassures voters provisional ballots will be counted | Harassment of poll workers investigated | Alameda County elections chief on Tuesday's vote | Vote by mail trend prompts calls for electoral reform | Online registration causes signature matching issue | Elisa Kennedy, Calif.'s longest-serving poll worker, honored | Polling site shut down due to gas smell

Colorado: Voting machines pass state review | More than half of registered voters voted early or with mail-in ballot | Thousands of mail ballots rejected for signature issues | Election Day voting smooth, but mail ballots create some frustration

District of Columbia: Voter Patrol: Long lines and machine mix-ups | Washington area polling places inundated by crush of voters | f you have yet to vote in D.C., paper ballots might be fastest

Florida: Voting machine forgotten at St. Lucie West precinct | Equipment glitches, registration problems and long lines at polls | Long lines delay voting for many | Lines snarl voting in Miami-Dade, Tampa Bay sees other hurdles | Bennett easily wins Manatee supervisor of elections race | Walker wins 9th term as St. Lucie supervisor of elections | Congressional aide Shirley Anderson wins election supervisor's race in Hernando | Bucher sends home workers duplicating misprinted absentee ballots | Only minor issues reported by Duval County supervisor of elections | Long lines drag voting late into the night | Voting process proves dedication | Hardee remains supervisor of elections in Madison County | Weeks wins big in Flagler election supervisor's race | Election over but final Florida results still not in | Wilcox touts experience in win over Cochran for elections chief | Griffin is Keys' new elections supervisor | Deborah Clark handily defeats opponent despite another election day mishap | In Brevard, smooth sailing at the polls on Election Day | St. Lucie County results final at 1:40 a.m. | Floridians brave major wait at polls | PBC election supervisor says 'things are going well' | Latimer wins Hillsborough elections chief contest | Police called to Little Havana polling site

Georgia: Fulton elections operations riddled with glitches | Fulton Co. voters not showing up on rolls | Secretary of state disappointed in Fulton County elections | Secretary of state expects lawsuits over poll problems | Fulton elections department: 'We feel we had a successful election'

Hawaii: 19 polling places on Oahu run out of paper ballots

Illinois: Two south suburban election judges dismissed | Chicago election problems: Hurdles abound for many city voters

Indiana: Officials have problems with voting machine | Wayne County vote centers: Long lines, smooth sailing | Lawson: Voting centers 'convenient' for voters | Vote centers get mixed reactions | Poll workers scrambled as ballots dwindled on Election Day

Iowa: Same-day registration blamed for lines in Iowa college towns | Satellite voting successful

Kansas: Election officials aim to make process easy for voters

Louisiana: Some voters faced problems at polls | In Louisiana, 'a huge day' and 'a late, late night' | Hordes of New Orleans voters brave long lines, complex ballots to vote

Maine: Bomb threat report in Maine incorrect

Maryland: Washington area polling places inundated by crush of voters

Massachusetts: Problems with voting machine in Rehoboth delays results | Needham voting machines malfunctioned | Seekonk approves voter ID measure | Voter registration falls through for some students | Advocate to seek probe of long lines | UMass students issued provisional ballots after many found to be unregistered, registered in hometowns | A lot of grumbling about polling place confusion

Michigan: High number of absentee ballots, technical glitches cause delays in some Mich. counties | Michigan's elections director praises Detroit for relatively smooth election day voting process | Genesee County absentee ballots push back expected time for final, unofficial election results

Minnesota: Voter ID amendment defeated | Minnesotans reject voter ID amendment | Some students have problems at the polls | New voters keep election judges busy in Duluth | Duluth election judge asks for ID of registered voters | Bomb threat at polling place

Mississippi: Hinds County circuit clerk, NAACP leader at odds over voter registrations

Missouri: Secretary of state race close | Secretary of state race too close to call | Board of elections director discusses problems at St. Louis polling places

Montana: Long lines of same-day voter registrants persist past poll closure | Lines, steady turnout, ballot shortage | Large turnout leads to long lines on Election Day in Missoula | Late registrations delay voting process | Lewis and Clark County sees 'biggest election day ever,' officials say

New Hampshire: Same-day voter registrations surge in Durham | Voters register in droves

New Jersey: Email votes overwhelm election clerks in storm-torn areas | Somerset elections admin: Walk-in ballots 'beyond anything we could have imagined' | Some Middletown voters issued paper ballots | Polling place becomes a reunion for storm-affected residents

New Mexico: Voting in Rio Rancho could last past 11pm

New York: Voting machine failures in Nassau; voter roll dispute in Suffolk | Bloomberg: New York voting machine system is 'a nightmare' | Chaos at City's polls amid new voting machines and last-minute rules | Latimer moves to have voting machines impounded | Observers find fault with voter-registration policy in Suffolk County | Ballot confusion leads to voter ire

North Carolina: Voting complaints rooted mostly in misunderstanding

Ohio: Despite a few glitches, election was smooth | Voting goes mostly smooth in Cuyahoga County | Long lines shorten tempers at crowded Summit County polling sites | Husted says Ohio voting system worked smoothly, few problems | Paper issues at polls led to lines, could delay results | Provisional ballots may delay decisions | It's an international crowd at Hamilton Co. board of elections

Oregon: Kate Brown wins second term | Number of suspect ballots in Clackamas County rises to 6

Pennsylvania: Voting machine chooses Romney over Obama | Touchscreen problems affect voting machine in York Township | Official: Central Pa. vote-switching machine fixed | Election Day sees heavy turnout, confusion over voter ID issue | Pa.'s new voter ID law causes confusion, voters say | Voter ID issue causes confusion in Lebanon County | No voter-ID issues reported to county officials | Schuylkill County defends ID checks | Voters adhere to new ID law, bring picture ID to polls | Second incorrect voter ID sign posted by county officials | Car into Montco polling place fails to slow voting

Rhode Island: Election Day voter registration in Providence: 600-plus and counting

South Carolina: How many voting machines should there be? | Voters run into problems at some precincts | County encounters voting machine issues | Lines, problems don't stop voters in The T&D region | Myrtle Beach poll worker has watched history unfold at precinct for 26 years

Tennessee: Few voting problems reported across East Tennessee | Polls closed, but people still in line to vote

Texas: Voting machine troubles delay results in Williamson County | Disabled veteran claims mail in ballot never came | Voting hiccups can't quiet Election Day excitement | Dallas area polls work out minor kinks, voting goes smoothly

Vermont: Montpelier voting delayed at start

Virginia: Voter Patrol: Long lines and machine mix-ups | Glitch frustrates Spotsylvania voters | For Virginia's voter ID law, most problems solved | Long voter lines only due to heavy turnout | Long lines delay tally in Virginia | Local woman regains voting rights after nearly 50 years | Washington area polling places inundated by crush of voters

Washington: Wyman, Drew in tight race for secretary of state | Despite challenges, state election officials keep calm and carry on

West Virginia: Tennant re-elected to second term

Wisconsin: Voters report glitches in Wisconsin | Voting machine breakdown at Samuel Clemens school | Gov. Walker praises clerks and election workers | Glut of absentee ballots, machine problems slow City of Waukesha count | Teens help staff polling places in Ripon

Tuesday, 06 November 2012

November 6, 2012

8:10 Update

National News
: Instagram users post photos of their ballots, which is illegal in many states | On Election Day eve, Federal Circuit finds voting machine patent claim invalid | Long lines, sporadic snags in U.S. election | Election Day unfolds on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube | Voting problems: Issues cropping up in spots around U.S.

Alabama: Strong turnout by voters in Alabama

California: Voting machine overload in San Mateo County | Checking in on voters | Thinking outside the ballot box | Complaints about voter ID demands | Online registration causes signature matching issue for mail ballots | No voters at these polls | Palm Springs voters report ballots already filled out in president's race | Watchdogs, elections officials say nothing out of line at polling stations | Posh polling place in Brentwood: Valet parking, smoked salmon | Polling place relocated due to nearby fire

Connecticut: Many voters take advantage of absentee ballots

District of Columbia: DC-region voters greeted with lines, equipment problems at polls

Florida: Phone lines, electricity go out temporarily at Hillsborough elections office | Polls closed and the counting begins after a long day of voting | Bennett takes early lead in Manatee supervisor of elections race | Election Day is a family affair

Illinois: In labor, pregnant woman stops to vote before giving birth | Chicago elections officials apologize for polling place confusion | Poll worker threatened

Indiana: Poll workers show their support

Kansas: Wichita polling places report a few problems and long lines

Louisiana: Voting issues arise at polling places

Maine: Lincoln poll workers count two tasty meals

Maryland: Talbot County polling places stay busy

Michigan: Complaints of voter registration exaggerated, some clerks say

Minnesota: Key St. Louis County returns could be slow | Election judge instructions go too far

Mississippi: 1000s of vote forms sitting in circuit clerk's office

Missouri: South St. Louis polling place has electronic voting machine issues | Voting machine problems reported in St. Charles County | Problems cause at least 150 to leave 2 St. Louis polling places withoug voting

Montana: Long voter registration lines across Montana

Nebraska: Long lines reported at some Nebraska voting sites

New Hampshire: Voter ID law no problem for most Keene voters | Poll workers see long lines near election close

New Mexico: Most local polling places reporting few problems

New York: Greenburgh adjusts to new voting machines | Voting after Sandy | 'Inspiring,' 'insane' describe New York polling places in Sandy's wake | Few issues at new polling places

North Carolina: Observers watch for voting problems | Poll worker mistake caused fears of fraud, but no double-vote

Ohio: Ohio faces controversy over voting machines | Judge rejects lawsuit's Ohio voting software claim | Memory card creates voting machine problems

Oregon: Secretary of state: 6 ballots were tampered with in Clackamas County

Pennsylvania: Perry County voting machine registered Romney when voter pushed button for Obama | Pa. machine that switched presidential votes repaired, back online | Board of elections resolves voting machine malfunction at Davis | Voter ID wasn't required today, but 'confusion remains' | Incorrect voter-ID info at Delco polling places | Voters report problems with long lines, confusion over voter ID laws | Sunny Election Day attracts huge turnout, some confused about voter ID | Some Perkasie voters not asked for ID

Rhode Island: RI official says lines not due to new voter ID law

South Carolina: Friarsgate Park voting lines | Polls close in SC, votes being tallied after busy Election Day

Tennessee: Monitors report Tenn. voting snags but not over ID

Texas: Voting machine problems reported in Texas | Galveston County voting extended two hours | Tension over voter ID at Calallen polling place

Virginia: Voters in Virginia take to the polls on Microsoft Surface | Few problems reported with new voter ID laws | Stafford voter gets unwelcome news in the mail | Richmond voting sticker: E pluribus erratum

West Virginia: Berkeley County clerk's voter registration office overwhelmed with calls | Voters, poll workers bundle up at Stonewall Middle



5:30 p.m. Update

National News: Posting photo of your ballot online? It's a crime in some states | Ballot and polling place photos: Think before you Instagram | Diversity marks polling places across the nation

Alabama: Jefferson county workers redeployed to assist at polls

Arkansas: Early morning voting machine glitches fixed | No ID? There's a way to still obtain a ballot in Arkansas

California: Voter problems in Palm Springs | Voting snags in Southern California: No machines, requests for ID | Voter ID controversy | Voter ID? Father apparently didn't know best | More than 5K call secretary of state voter hotline with questions, complaints | SF polling place report: Playing children, unpleasant cops

Colorado: Colorado voting machines cleared

Connecticut: Merrill: Polling places in good shape

District of Columbia: ANC candidate arrested for assault outside polling place | Marion Barry calls for investigation into elections board

Florida: Ballots, jammed scanners delay voting in Lee County | Hillsborough County supervisor of elections office endures Election Day problems | Rain clears, lines continue at many precincts | Mysterious robo calls telling voters today: vote tomorrow | Long lines, drizzle greet Central Florida voters | Lines? What lines? Most afternoon voting is smooth sailing in Indian River | West Palm pregnant voter passes out in line, votes by absentee | Florida woman almost banned from voting for wearing M.I.T. t-shirt | Elections super: 'Try to be patient' | Hillsborough elections officials deal with glitchy phones

Georgia: Effingham elections go smoothly

Hawaii: State's Hawaii County election takeover in effect

Illinois: Residents say they were asked for ID before voting in violation of the law | Heavy traffic brings down Chicago elections board website

Indiana: Only minor problems reported locally on Election Day

Iowa: Voting in North Iowa, steady, brisk | Balky voting machines fixed in Dubuque | Grassley talks about voter ID requirement

Kentucky: Malfunctioning voting machine scanner in New Albany among glitches at polls | Grimes continues to monitor election returns | Several N. Ky. polling places running out of ballots

Louisiana: Registration mishap prevents SLCC students from voting | Louisiana holds too many elections, says Schedler

Maryland: Voters in line by 8pm can cast ballots | Pasadena poll get more voting machines to reduce lines

Massachusetts: Problem with voting machine in Rehoboth | Problem with voting machine slows voting at library

Michigan: Southfield Twp. voter appears to die, then asks 'Did I vote?' | Election Coalition receives 'hundreds' of calls about voting machine breakdowns | Some Southwest Detroit voters frustrated by change in polling location

Minnesota: Registered voter asked for photo ID | Voter ID race tightens up as the clock runs out | Scatter polling-place disruptions and problems reported

Mississippi: Hosemann reports brisk voter turnout statewide | Polls busy, day 'hectic' so far, election officials say

Missouri: Secretary of state trims website for election

Montana: Late voter registration lines reach 3 hour wait at MetraPark | Long voter registration lines in Billings | Line for same-day registration hits about 300 voters during lunch hour

Nebraska: Voters may encounter lines, but no problems at polls

New Hampshire: New voter ID law causing few problems, officials say | Long line for new voter registration in Raymond a harbinger of big turnout | New voters show up to vote all across NH

New Jersey: Voting machine problems force Middletown to use paper ballots | Lacking electricity at home, NJ residents wield power at voting both | Ocean County couple fighting MVC voter registration voting issue | Election official uses Hotmail to collect voter ballots | New Jersey's email voting experiences major glitches | In storm-battered New Jersey, a rolling polling place | Business as usual at Parsippany polling site

New York: Uptown voters face broken scanning machines and confusion while voting | New Yorkers encounter closed polling places, long lines | Some voters head to wrong polling places | Generator glitch causes delay at Rockaway polling site

North Carolina: Voter may have voted twice | Elections officials report few problems at polling sites

Ohio: Voting machine problem leads to voters not casting ballots | Paper jams plagued polling places in Cuyahoga County

Oregon: Washington County election officials warn voters not to use unofficial ballot drop-off sites

Pennsylvania: Election Day turnout strong; malfunctioning machine goes viral | Touchscreen problems effect voting machine in York Township | Malfunctioning machine in Union County switched votes | Voter ID creates confusion at York County polls | Judge bars voter ID questions outside polls | Voters report problems with long lines, confusion over voter ID law | Voter ID misinformation in Delaware Co | Philly poll workers partially cover Obama mural after court order | Philly DA investigating after GOP election workers removed from polling places

Rhode Island: Traffic bogs down secretary of state website

South Carolina: Richland Co. election officials scramble to fix voting problems | SC poll workers hand out confusing voter ID fact sheet | New system causes voter confusion in Clarendon

Texas: Voting machine power problems resolved at church | County clerk's office works to make elections run smooth | Tarrant elections boss says voting appears smooth

Vermont: Polling place evacuated in Barre due to propane leak

Virginia: Two Spotslyvania County precincts report voting machine issues | Bayview machine in Norfolk selects wrong candidate

Washington: Secretary of state to parties: Document all ballots you collect

West Virginia: Clerks adjust to polling places switch

Wisconsin: Voting machine malfunction hits Pewaukee | Broken voting machine at MLK Elementary adds to delays | Voting machine down briefly at Arlington Court | Some glitches, long lines and voter ID confusion at polls | Voting integrity hotline seeing 'usual array of complaints' | State elections board seeing no major problems | Elections officials say voting is going smoothly | Photo ID request at polling site result of confusion, commission says



1 p.m. Update

National News: Army of poll watchers for both parties deploys | Long lines, glitches galore as America votes | Technology broadens reach of 2012 elections

Alabama: Voting confusion as result of redistricting after 2010 census | Voter turnout strong statewide | Secretary of state: Rumor about straight-party voting not true

Arizona: Chandler polling place encounters problem with voting machine

California: Registrar of voters' office prepares for long night | Polls now open as Election Day arrives in Bay area | Man passes out at polling place in Sun City

Colorado: Long lines forming for Election Day voting | Long night ahead for Colorado election officials

Connecticut: Local voter turnout has been 'off the charts' so far | Connecticut voters streaming to polls Tuesday

District of Columbia: Cell-free zone | Lack of voting machines leading to long lines in D.C.

Florida: Hundreds of Pinellas voters get robo call from supervisor of elections day Election Day is Wednesday | Election Day in Clay County | Equipment malfunctions at elections office | Elections in Broward get off to smooth start | Heavy lines facing some voters | Three hour waits in Orange County | Volusia elections website crashes

Hawaii: State election officials keeping eye on Big Island voting

Illinois: Voting for two? | High volume of traffic brings down Chicago elections board website | Polling place confusion, moderate turnout kicks-off Election Day

Indiana: Voting machine problems delay some Fishers voters | Voters turning out at the polls

Iowa: Voting machines working after snag at local site | Iowa law allows Election Day voter registration

Kansas: Election Day in KC

Kentucky: 60 calls to Election fraud hotline

Louisiana: Jefferson Parish voters flock to polls, high turnout expected | Voters line up to cast ballots | Secretary of state's website mobile app back up

Maryland: Many options prove to be challenge for voting machines in Prince George's | Election Day updates | Election officials: Be prepared for lines; sample ballots allowed | Long lines, but moving

Massachusetts: Clerk's office delivers absentee ballots to 2 hospitalized voters

Michigan: Voting machine breaks in Ottawa County | Voting lines could be lengthy | Bay County commissioner get in fight outside of polling place | Voters towed while parked at Detroit polling location

Mississippi: No voter ID needed at polls today | Voters line up in Mississippi

Nevada: Clark County voters head to polls

New Hampshire: Heavy voter turnout in Manchester | Voter turnout starts early, remains heavy throughout morning | UNH students from all over exercise right to vote in NH | Traffic congestion at single polling site in Merrimack

New Jersey: Lack of voting machines, poor communication leads to frustration at polls in Hoboken | Passaic County judges dealing with election problems in wake of Sandy

New York: Too bad you can't travel back in time to use sweet 1900 voting machine | NY state election officials report few problems | Long lines form at polling places as displaced residents find ways to vote

North Carolina: Mostly smooth sailing in OC Election Day | Mecklenburg BOE reporting no problems at polls

Ohio: Long lines, machine issues being reported at polls | Polls are open, some problems | Ohio faces controversy over voting machines | Ohio warns of election disruption as judge hears complaint about voting equipment | True the Vote barred from Ohio polling stations | Voting equipment down at several locations in Cuyahoga County

Oregon: Election officials guard against tampering

Pennsylvania: Milford Township experiences early voting machine problems | Crawford voting officials deal with wrong signs, machine problems | Confusion at the polls with voter ID | Polls open all day in Pennsylvania, West Virginia | Voter challenge brings police to PAHS polling station | Droves of voters continue to turn out at Centre County precincts | Montco judge refuses to extend absentee ballot deadlines | Media being barred from polling sites | Flier sends Yorkers to wrong polling place | Big problems at Philly polling sites

Rhode Island: Tuesday is first big test of new voter ID law | In Cranston, lines long as poll workers check IDs | Traffic snarls RI secretary of state website

South Carolina: Election Day in SC | Number of voting machines an issue at Florence Precinct 9

Texas: Balky machines delay Galveston County vote | Local polling place problems

Utah: Voter's 'receipt' has Salt Lake County election staff on the hunt

Virginia: Officials address Norfolk voting machine issues | Voters test Microsoft's Surface as ballot machine | Update on Spotsy polling problems | Some voters expected 'drive-through' but waited in lines instead | Long wait at Chesapeake sites

West Virginia: Polls open all day in Pennsylvania, West Virginia



10 a.m.  Update

National News
: Why you cannot vote online today

Alabama: The polls are open in Birmingham and statewide

California: Polling places prepare for Southern California voters

Colorado: Church has anti-abortion display at polling place

Connecticut: Voters get out early in Stamford

District of Columbia: Election Day lines robust around the area

Florida: Long lines ready and waiting when polling places opened | Tampa Bay area voters head to polling places early

Georgia: Some polling places experiencing bottlenecks

Illinois: New polling places, unresponsive websites create confusion in Cook County

Indiana: Voting machine problems delay some voters | Some early voters find programming glitches, long lines |Hamilton County voting machines fail

Iowa: Few early-bird voters in Iowa State station

Louisiana: Lines form early at polling places across the city | Presidential election drives New Orleans voters to the polls

Maryland: Election Day lines robust around the area

Massachusetts: Early voters hit polls | New traffic pattern to be used around polling location

Michigan: Lines start early at Saugatuck Township | Polling patience required as Metro Detroiters line up

Minnesota: Local parties keeping a close eye on polling places 

Missouri: Extra police security at St. Louis County polling places | Long lines reported at many polling places in Ozarks | Voter roll problem at St. Louis polling site 

Nebraska: Polling places opening across Nebraska 

New Jersey: Voters in NY, NJ not deterred by storm's effects | Lights are on at Denville polling place, even if they aren't in other parts of town | A look at South Jersey polling places 

New York: State Island residents line up to vote | Voters in NY, NJ not deterred by storm's effects | Last-minute setup at Staten Island polling site | Polls open for Election Day 2012 | Some Staten Island residents didn't know their polling place had been moved | No changes to Riverhead polling stations 

North Dakota: Stutsman County polling places ready 

Ohio: Bring ID, patience to polls 

Pennsylvania: Power restored to polling places | Some businesses host polling places | Del Chevy polling place moved today | Early turnout heavy at Lancaster County polling places 

Rhode Island: Wrong ballots delivered to South Kingstown polling place, voters turned away | Wrong ballots delivered to polling places 

South Carolina: Long lines and few voting machines | Voters turn out in large numbers upstate 

South Dakota: SD reservation polling site has good early turnout 

Tennessee: Officials say experienced judges should keep voting smooth 

Texas: Outage causes problem at polling place | Smooth sailing so far at local polling places | Some polling centers delayed in opening 

Virginia: Voters find power outages, long lines at polling places | Problems reported at Spotsylvania polling places | Long lines, some problems in early voting across region | Polling problems reported in Northern Virginia | Election Day lines robust around the area | Polling problems reported in Central Virginia | Some polling problems reported around Metro Richmond

Wisconsin: Double-check polling location, don't trust mailers 


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National News
: Voting issues surface in battlegrounds in advance of Election Day | Voting challenges in battleground states could create drama, headaches | Nov. 7 Nightmares: When voting goes bad | Voting rights advocates fear that poll challenges and phony instructions could mar election | In storm-hit states, some locations changed for balloting on Election Day

Alabama: Voting preps for Houston County | Election observers cause political stir in Alabama capital

Alaska: Youth Vote gives young Alaskans a chance to take part in Election Day

Arizona: County voters can choose any vote center today | Workers prep for Election Day

California: County prepares for Election Day | Web registration pulling in new, young voters | 3 out of 4 South Bay voters do it by mail | Final results may take extra time | Many find voting early to be more convenient | Hosting a polling place in his garage--for 18 elections | Some mail-in ballots postage fee higher than others | Story of fired poll worker draws hundreds of online comments

Colorado: Pueblo County voting machines being tested; state audit failing to find fraudulent vote | Voters worry machines changed their votes | State confirms 'no problems' with Pueblo machines | Denver DA launches criminal probe of Gessler | Aspen High students step up as election judges | County clerk: Election Day is 'a huge, bit undertaking'

Connecticut: UConn VoTeR Center helps ensure accuracy of voting machines | All polling places open for Election Day | New state voter system struggles

Delaware: ID not mandatory to vote in Delaware, but helps to keep lines down

Florida: Printing 'malfunction' slows in-person absentee voting in PBC | Broward voting proceeds relatively smoothly | Final absentee voters cast ballots around 10:15pm in PBC | Miami-Dade supervisor of elections defends absentee voting extension | Lee elections supervisor says early voting lines too long, wants more locations | Getting to know Pasco County supervisor of elections | Surprise continues over Sunday voting hours in Pinellas | Election workers brace for long day | Final local preparations made for Election Day | Polls ready for voters | Election Day preparations | Volusia Co. voters having trouble getting through to election's supervisors office | Miami-Dade elections supervisor asked for, but wasn't granted, special directive from state for absentee ballots from Florida voters hit by Sandy

Georgia: Election workers prepare for lines at polls Tuesday | Officials prepare for Election Day | Guilford Co. poll workers prepare for Election Day voting

Guam: Only three of four tabulation machines will be used

Illinois: Election judges fired after alleged ballot box tampering | Election integrity is itself an Election Day battle in Illinois | Students to spend Election Day aiding voters

Indiana: Early voting strong; but crush today still expected | Indiana delays discipline against ex-elections chief Charlie White | White will avoid discipline until after appeal | First-time Cass County voters visit vote centers | Elections officials and workers try to head off voting headaches

Kansas: Feds monitor elections for complaints of possible voting rights violations | Mayor suggests $25K raise, more duties for embattled election worker

Louisiana: Voting machines roll out to polling places | Last minute voting preps | SOS expresses concern with NJ online voting

Maryland: Elections officials prepared for heavy turnout

Massachusetts: Clerks: Every vote will be counted | During Attleboro stop, Patrick says he favors early voting | Doris Ewart ending her career as poll worker after 57 years

Minnesota: Voter ID amendment on ballot in Minnesota

Mississippi: Black caucus slams Bryant, Hosemann comments | Missing voter registrations in Hinds?

Missouri: Security experts concerned about electronic voting machines | St. Louis elections director answers last-minute voting questions | Election workers prepare polling centers

New Hampshire: Voter ID: What to expect at the polls on Election Day | Voter ID law could mean long lines | Area clerks, election workers ready for a long day and night

New Jersey: Some voting advocates object to NJ's email ballots | Hoboken voters to go to the polls tomorrow as power returns to the stricken city | Some voting advocates object to NJ's email ballots | NJ's emergency email voting system could cause problems | Mercer County officials update polling locations

New Mexico: Possible illegal voting in New Mexico exposed

New York: Turned upside down by Sandy, New York prepares to vote | Cuomo allows affidavit ballots for Sandy victims | Superstorm Sandy threatens to influence elections, voting | Last-minute setup at Staten Island polling site | Cuomo issues order saying city residents can vote at any polling place

North Carolina: Ballots in question for 1K registered voters at Warren Wilson College | Hundreds complain about early voting in NC | Man cleared of voter fraud after election gag | Another complaint filed with state in Mt. Gilead election | State elections board takes no action on Watagua early voting | Warren Wilson residents get wrong ballots | Poll workers get ready for big day

North Dakota: SOS says despite lack of voter registration, ND election rules not so different

Ohio: In case of a recount, a long wait for Ohio | Ohio official: Voting machine lawsuit 'ridiculous' | Judge weighs lawsuit over Ohio voting machines | Mahoning County tests voting machines | Ohio secretary of state defends election decisions | Citizens turned away from early voting center | Some BMV voter registrations didn't become officials, elections director says problem not widespread

Oregon: Voter fraud allegations arise in region | In SOS race, Brown and Buehler continue to spar over ballot postage issue | Suspect ballots won't count in Clackamas County; others quarantined | Clackamas election worker identified

Pennsylvania: Montgomery County election officials prepared for any Election Day problems | Voter ID: For this Election Day, nothing has changed | Voter ID ads still cause controversy | Allegheny Co. elections director offers a loot at what voters can expect at polls | Cast of regulars, including 83-year-old poll worker and loveable retriever greet voters on Election Day

Rhode Island: Study: RI 'needs improvement' to ensure all votes get counted

South Carolina: Despite doubt, SC insists all votes are counted | Absentee voting in South Carolina hits new record | Large voter turnout continue to overwhelm elections officials

South Dakota: Election Day arrives in Aberdeen area | SOS warns of erroneous mailings on voting locations

Tennessee: 400 poll workers to assist Rutherford voters Tuesday | Election Commission says it's ready for voters | Election workers gear up for Election Day | Officials urge voters to double-check ballot selections | Majority of Shelby County votes already cast, but big Election Day turnout expected

Texas: Setting the stage for Election Day | Voter confidence in accurate ballot counts decline in Harris County | Elections head Ortiz plans to retire soon | Misdirected mail-in ballots spark Election Day concerns | Nacogdoches Co. election officials prepare for Election Day | Officials: Technology making voting easier

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voting machines still not certified

Utah: Counties prepare for high turnout on Election Day | Polling locations to be busy today, despite early voters | Unprecedented high voter turnout expected in Utah

Virginia: Richmond woman will cast first vote ever, with voting rights restored | Local FEMA team can vote while deployed | Va. elections board clarifies poll watchers' rights in wake of lawsuit

Washington: Election Day: Organized chaos | Pierce County center bustling to handle ballots, process cheaper and faster this year | Elections office: Don't allow others to deliver your ballot

West Virginia: Ohio County BOE prepares for general election | W.Va. adjusting for Sandy outages ahead of vote

Wisconsin: Poll workers prepare for long day

Monday, 05 November 2012

November 3-5, 2012

National News: Nightmare Scenario: The election night that might not end | How secure is your electronic vote? | Groups on guard for voting irregularities | National Federation for the Blind to run Election Day hotline | Early voting likely to break records in key swing states | Use of e-voting machines unaltered despite power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy | Voting machines remain a worry in US election | How Sandy has impacted voting in NY, NJ and Conn. | Sandy has election officials scrambling; some worry about turnout | Three countries where it's easier to vote than the United States | DOJ sending voting observers to 23 states | Will poll watchers help or hinder voting in the elections? | States launch database to reach new voters and purge rolls | Officials fret about polling sites in storm-ravaged states | Millions of Americans vote before Election Day | How international election observers rile some states | As election looms, many voters fear process is compromised | State officials rush to head off Sandy-related election issues | Officials: Sandy-stricken areas will vote Tuesday 'come hell or high water' | Election Day headaches: A look at what could go wrong when the votes are counted on Tuesday | Seven swing state election irregularities | Mail-in ballots: The hanging chads of 2012? | Disruption from storm may be felt at the polls | Voting after Hurricane Sandy might be a big mess | Will Election Day be a 'perfect storm?' Four nightmare scenarios for what could go wrong | Despite Hurricane Sandy, election officials believe voting can go on | First the voting, then counting, then challenges

Overseas Voting News: Some absentee ballots may be lost | Pentagon pushed e-mail voting for troops despite security concerns

Alabama: Madison County voters may have to stay up late Tuesday to see election results | Jefferson County preps poll workers for Election Day | Junkins: Etowah County election prep is 'massive project'

Alaska: No need to wait: Early voting is an option this weekend | Voters line up to cast ballots early in Anchorage on Sunday | New election districts are cause for confusion: Officials are confident kinks are worked out

Arizona: Maricopa County voters on inactive list still allowed to vote | Controversy over poll watchers simmers | Closed club's cash piles up vs. open primary | Election officials prepare voting locations in Mesa County | Monitors to visit Arizona polls | Officials: Early ballot system safeguards effective against fraud

California: Poll workers, inspectors ensure each vote counts | In California, no need to stay up late on Election Night | Voting by mail becoming the norm | Civil rights concerns for county's Spanish-speaking voters prompts feds to step in on Election Day | Vallejo couple finds completed ballots in street | Record number of vote-by-mail ballots for Tuesday's election | Riverside, Alameda county polling places to get federal monitors | Solano County registrar of voters office gets jump-start on election | Long ballots may challenge Valley voters' patience | Countries learn how to refine voting process | Santa Clara County offers voter app to help on Election Day

Colorado: Voting machines changed their vote, some say | Time running out for early voters, mail-in ballots in Colorado | Boulder County election judges should be calling out voters' names, critic complains | Clerk's office in election mode | Boulder County clerks says past ballot-counting problems are resolved | Elections critic decides not to pursue his latest complaint about Boulder County's clerk | Windsor's early voting center at fire station to remain open through Election Day | Colorado county clerks ready for scrutiny, long night for election

Connecticut: Monday to bring final word from state on polling places | Frustrated registrars say they'll adapt | Registrars caution against over-voting | All Norwalk polling sites operational for Election Day | Monroe's polls ready to roll on Election Day

Delaware: Large turnout predicted, photo ID not needed

District of Columbia: Long early voting lines continue despite extra voting machines | Nearly 30K have voted early in D.C. | DC Officials: 52K early voters

Florida: For some Florida voters, six-hour wait time to cast a ballot | Feds monitor early voting in Miami-Dade | Pinellas supervisor of elections Deborah Clark faces familiar opponent | Theres LePore talks about former job | Small number of absentee ballots rejected | Navy captain can't vote in home state | Voters brave lines on early voting deadline | As election day nears, groups brace for legal showdown | Leaders call on Scott to extend early voting | Crews detonate two suspicious items at early voting location | Singing security guard entertains early voters stuck in long lines | Monroe Co. elections supervisor asks Scott to extend early voting hours | Judge rules against allowing West Palm Beach woman to vote in person after dispute over signature | Lake supervisor of elections faces challenge to 40-year reign | Felons who voted, dead people listed on county rolls | Final day of early voting goes late into the night | Fla. Democrats want extended early voting hours | Early voting ends with special Sunday voting | Voters overwhelm Dade elections for Sunday voting | In Madison County, Florida's longest absentee-voter fraud case | 'Early' voting still possible through over-the-counter ballots in Tampa Bay area | Miami-Dade, Broward elections closes, reopens doors | Felons find restoring right to vote harder now | As Election Day nears, groups brace for legal showdown at the polls | Turning 18 after Election Day means missing out on the vote | PBC accepting absentee ballots today | Judge orders 1 Fla. county to extend early voting

Georgia: Thousands wait in line on final day of early voting | State tells Fulton to un-flag suspect voters | Ga. elections officials gear up for Election Day

Hawaii: Voting machines verified, tested ahead of Tuesday's vote | Voting machines tested ahead of general election | Hawaii voters break record for this election season

Idaho: Idaho issues 159K absentee ballots | Officials say fewer absentee ballots issued this year

Illinois: Officials happy with voter purge in Alexander County | Large Election day turnout will mean long wait at some polls | Candidate questions absentee voting; Clerk says laws are being followed | Election judges are ready for their big day | No problems at area polls on last days of early, absentee voting

Indiana: Elections clerk readies voters on 'P-I Live!' | Secretary of state sued by Common Cause | County's savings add up with vote centers | Locals say voter ID laws not impacting turnout | League of Women Voters Cass County observe polls | Ballot canceled when woman registers in Indiana and California | Early voting ends at noon Monday, long lines continue at satellite sites | Longtime poll worker looks at voting process

Iowa: ID scanners available at some voting sites | Lines stretch outside as voters cast ballots early | Confusion rises over voting rights for felons | USPS discusses absentee ballot procedures | Absentee voting becoming trendier around Siouxland  | Longtime rural election officials miss charm of old ways

Kansas: Clerk's office open over the weekend | Missouri Dems worried about Kansas voter ID law

Maine: Early voting less popular this year than in 2008

Maryland: Long lines for early voting in Maryland | Ocean City polling place to change due to Sandy | Nearly twice as many Maryland voters cast early ballots compared with last election | Garrett County officials say polls, roads will be open on Election Day despite snow | Long ballot could give rise to lots of mistakes

Massachusetts: Elections worker was ousted in 2010 | Clerks: Every vote will be counted | 'Early voting, Massachusetts style': Technically not allowed but happening anyway with absentee ballots | Teen poll workers helping Brookline vote in 2012 | Clerks: Inactive voters likely to slow some polls | Essex woman frozen out from voting

Michigan: Clerks prepare for record voter turnout | Robo call questions voter registration in Detroit | Secretary of state: Voting instructions for volunteers headed to help Sandy victims | Scanning driver's license shortens time at polls | Coalition asks for investigation into missing Auburn Hills absentee ballots | Genesee County voters, election workers cope with lengthy ballot

Mississippi: Controversy heats up over voter's ID

Minnesota: Proposed voter ID amendment should not be confused with current voter laws | Voter ID amendment worries some local voters | Fight over voter ID goes down to wire | Early voting, Minnesota style | Major changes loom for Minn. election law if voter ID passes | Voting this election can be a complicated matter for Native Americans | Fraud, voting rights groups will keep vigil at polls

Missouri: How private is your absentee vote? | Missouri Dems worried about Kansas voter ID law | Kander, Schoeller fight for secretary of state's seat | Polling places prepare for Election Day | Franklin County to use iPads on Election Day | St. Louis County gets outside help for election | Republican Party placing 'challengers' at local polls

Montana: Voting can be difficult when you don't have an address | Republicans eye elections process carefully | Yellowstone County election equipment ready for Tuesday | Republicans eye elections process carefully | Voting machine option | Civic-minded seniors do duty on Election Day

Nebraska: Voting rights complaint filed in Lincoln | Hearing date set for Nebraska voting complaint

Nevada: Secretary of state says no evidence provided of voting machine irregularity | GOP alleges voting machine problems | Woman arrested in Las Vegas for alleged voter fraud | Reno voters offered chance to get to polls free | Secretary of state tries to allay concerns about voting problems | Voters claim issues with voting machines | Voters may cringe, but a recount could be a factor in close election

New Hampshire: Lack of photo ID no barrier to voting: AG announces hotline for Election Day questions | NH officials prep voters on election law changes | Residents can vote--and register--on Tuesday even without a picture ID | No ID will be needed to vote Tuesday, but it will speed things up | Voter ID is in effect in NH

New Jersey: Due to power failures, some Hunterdon residents will vote in a different place | Voting a real concern for New Jersey residents | Wyckoff polling places unchanged after Sandy, officials say | New Jersey makes plans for makeshift voting places | Towns have contingency plans for voting | Officials scramble to ensure smooth election after Hurricane Sandy | State directs counties to permit electronic voting | Sandy confuses voters flooded out of usual polling places | Military trucks at NJ polling places could affect how, if people vote | NJ residents displaced by storm can vote by email | Voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy will be able to vote by fax or email, state says | New polling places for some as Sandy shuts down sites | Sandy causes polling place shuffle | Mobile voting precinct moves north to aid storm-weary voters | Half of polling places knocked out by Sandy restored | NJ election board prepping for intense Election Day

New Mexico: Voting never gets old | Early voting grows in Bernalillo County

New York: Moving voting sites for Nov. 6 Election Day | Will Sandy impact Election Day on Long Island? | No plan yet for Election Day, no gas to transport voting machines | NYS BOE: It's possible voting may be permitted beyond Tuesday | Elections board moves Deer Park polling places | The vote must go on: Onondaga County sends ballots to National Guard members called up for Sandy relief | Putnam prepped for Election Day after Sandy | Storm forcing BOE to relocate 80 polling places, but it's not clear which ones | Midwest generators to power NY polling sites | Sandy's disruption affects absentee ballots for out-of-towners | State Senate head wants to create election reform group | Nassau: Power secured for most poll sites | NYC polling sites are moved two days before election | Election workers ready for big day | 59 polling sites citywide to be moved because of storm damage | Board of elections commissioner: 'Everything is fine'

North Carolina: Youth become active during voting process | Smartphones not smart at the polls | Elections director says touchscreens don't flip votes | List of purportedly dead NC voters includes some live ones | County breaks one-stop record | Copper thieves delay early voting in Anson Co. | Report: Paper ballot will protect votes cast | Polling sites busy on last day of early voting | Mobile voting precinct moves north to aid storm-weary voters

North Dakota: Recount would put spotlight on ND's unique voting rules | No ND voter registration surprises observers | Senate recount talk irritates Jaeger

Ohio: 9 polling places in Cuyahoga County without power, 4 days before election | Ohio voting is already under the microscope | Millions lost in voting system sale | Ohio voter advocates criticize elections chief's provisional ballot order, want judge to rule | Officials question 24 registrations | Ohio's provisional ballots could delay outcome of presidential race | Absentee ballots rejected after voter records delayed | Provisional ballot voting order criticized | Board of elections will open doors for early voting Sunday | Lawyers descend on Ohio--just in case | US Postal Service considering billing BOE for absentee ballot postage confusion | County's voting mechanisms in place for Election Day | Fairfield County officials working to make final election preparations | Early voters willing to wait in line during disputed weekend hours | Glitch delays delivery of voter records | Advocates say Husted directives give him greater license to disenfranchise voters | Local changes could result in voter confusion | 209 voters in Miami Co. received 2 absentee ballots | New directive by Ohio secretary of state has some saying he is trying to suppress Tuesday's vote | Voters can expect to see 'observers' at most polling places | Voting machines being calibrated | Voter fraud or voters suppression? Party chairmen rattle sabres as Election Day nears in Ohio | State says wearing varsity attire to polls OK

Oklahoma: Oklahoma new voter ID law in effect

Oregon: Oregon investigating alleged ballot fraud in Clackamas County elections | Oregon Dept. of Justice investigates alleged ballot tampering in Clackamas County as candidates consider legal action | Schrader calls alleged ballot tampering in Clackamas County 'sneaky, underhanded' | Charges fly in Oregon secretary of state race over rules for ballots | Concern over ballots lacking postage in Oregon | On election eve, Oregon celebrates a century of voting rights for women | Lehan calls for 'emergency' meeting of Clackamas board | Ballot postage becomes election issue | Brown increases monitoring of Clackamas County elections | Second state elections official dispatched to Clackamas County amidst state investigation into possible ballot tampering

Pennsylvania: Polling places slowly getting power back | County officials: Most polling places will have power | Lorain County election workers to help if there are ballot errors | Philadelphia election commissioners nailing down final details for Tuesday's vote | 11 Monroe County voting sites still without power | Judge refuses to curb voter ID advertisements | Absentee voters flock to election bureau | Pa. voting rights groups increase prevention efforts | Clearfield County officials prepare for Election Day | Montgomery County election officials prepared for Election Day problems | Volunteers are especially important this year for voters confused about voter ID law, officials say | The dead live on in Monroe voter registration list | Sandy, one week later, would have caused election chaos | Philadelphia poll workers to receive pay increase? | Despite doubt from experts, state insists all votes are safeguarded, counted | W.Pa. officials ready to tackle voting issues | Pittsburgh lawyers to field voters' questions | How to vote if you're displaced

Rhode Island: Last chance for free IDs before election

South Dakota: Years of experience for poll workers | Absentee voters appreciate convenience of Saturday voting | Poll workers ready for Tuesday election

South Carolina: Long line of voters in Horry County | SC soldiers demand absentee ballots overseas | Absentee ballot voting continues to grow in SC

South Dakota: South Dakota county works to avoid repeat of vote miscount

Tennessee: As early voting ends in Shelby County, the glitch index seems down | State Supreme Court to hear voter ID case | Woman able to vote through exemption in law despite no photo ID | Election administrator gives tips for Election Day voters | Tenn. giving residents last minute opportunity to get voter photo IDs | Justice Dept. to monitor Nashville vote Tuesday | More on Knox County's lack of 'I Voted' stickers | Precinct shifts cause confusion in greater Chattanooga area

Texas: A few early voters report getting wrong ballot | First vote as U.S. citizen is final step in woman's journey to becoming an American | Early voting finishes with new records in Harris County | After early voting incident, Gonzalez demands Texas enforce current ID rules | State NAACP urges Texans to report voter intimidation | You're not dead? Texas officials' error-plagued effort purges live voters, too | Bedridden DeSoto woman rolls to the polls after mail-in ballot doesn't show | Some Buda voters issued wrong ballot | Long lines on Election Day could be a thing of the past | County officials work overtime to produce fair election | Some voting problems reported at McLennan County polls | State official warns counties that several forms of ID are acceptable at polls | Poll watchers poised to take their places | Poll workers gear up for Election Day | Travis County residents can vote at any polling place on Election Day | Election workers keep polls running smoothly | Long waits led to disturbance at polling site, official says

U.S. Virgin Islands: Ballot creates possible confusion in St. Thomas-St. John BOE race | St. Thomas-St. John voting machines to be tested for certification all weekend | Federal agency to audit VI elections' last 10 years

Utah: Alpine 5th grade class learns about voting in Utah | Thousands hit Utah polls as early voting wraps up

Vermont: Condos says absentee ballots may delay election results | Electronic voting concerns are aired

Virginia: Poll watchers unlikely to cause Election Day problems, officials say | Virginia voter fraud case expands focus on GOP firm | Fairfax judge denies Dems request for injunction on county policy for poll watchers | Registrars busy on last day of in-person absentee voting | Henrico, Richmond asked to take greater care with voting materials | Election Day in Cape Charles presents historic complication | Richmond says it will comply with voting materials safeguard request | Virginia awaits effects of voter ID law | Virginia voter ID law gets first test Tuesday | Provisional ballots will delay Va.'s final vote tally

Washington: Cowlitz County extends ballot processing into weekend | Five accessible voting centers open in King County | Active military personnel and their families are exempt from voter registration deadlines | King County executive, elections director come to West Seattle with a warning | Complaints follow Republicans' offer to deliver voters' ballots

West Virginia: WV secretary of state memo causes concern for county commissioners | Tennant clarifies who is permitted in polling places | Early voting concludes

Wisconsin: Workers monitor absentee voting in Janesville for first time | Local officials ready for Election Day

Friday, 02 November 2012

November 2, 2012

National News: Farewell lever and punch-card machines | Hurricane Sandy could affect popular vote in worst-case scenario | Power loss threatens vote in six-plus states | Voting amid the devastation from Sandy | Voter ID laws create unique problems for transgender voters | Registration drives outdo vote fraud at polls as election problem | FBI questions owner of embattled voter registration firm | Civil rights group to monitor Election Day 'hot spots' | Storm-wracked states prepare for Election Day | Campaigns brace to sue for votes in crucial states | Foursquare announces Election Day 'check-ins' at polling locations

Overseas Voting News: Absentee ballots diverted around storm damage

Alabama: Some voter registration cards destroyed

Alaska: Justice Dept. to combat voter fraud

Arizona: 11 polling places to operate in BHC

California: Volunteers will observe at Redlands polls to prevent fraud | County launches mobile app to make it easier to vote | Hand deliver mail ballots | Vote-by-mail eclipse 50 percent | Yolo County elections office busy with mail-in ballots | Full-time truck driver, dedicated poll worker

Colorado: GOP cites voting-machine errors | Potential voting machine error could cast incorrect vote | 'Overvote' on ballot means no vote in that race | Counting ballots is a process

Connecticut: Hurricane prompts extension of city's voter registration | More voters sign up at last minute | McMahon's camp seeks court order over New Haven ballot numbers | One way or another, CL&P promises power at polls

District of Columbia: Sandy forces elections board to hand deliver and FedEx absentee ballots | Early voting resumes in D.C.; Hours extended to 9pm

Florida: The cast behind casting your ballot | With big turnout, Democrats urge governor to extend early voting days through Sunday | Voters on guard for problems in early voting | West Palm Beach woman files lawsuit against elections supervisor | In Pinellas, 300 rejected absentees and counting | Record early voting turnout in St. Lucie County forces library to rearrange schedule | Voters facing absentee ballot backups | Scott not likely to extend early voting hours | PBC military couple still waiting for absentee ballots

Georgia: LaSalle: The calm before Tuesday's storm | State Dems plan new challenge of voter photo-ID law | State says counties must clear up missing voters

Idaho: Ada, Canyon counties test voting methods | Ada County elections staff busy in final days of voting

Illinois: Sun City, absentee voters receive defective ballots | Early voting clarified for Chicagoans | Dems criticize clerk's policy on mail-in registration | County clerk mails voter info to wrong people | Cook County clerk praises election judges | Railroad work creates detour for Lake Forest voters

Indiana: Vote center system faces test: County hopes additional machines will reduce lines | Howard County gets a look at vote centers

Iowa: ID scanners showing up in more polling places to speed up election lines | Auditor Erickson explains voter registration process

Kansas: Kansas voter ID law faces biggest test

Kentucky: AG reminds Kentuckians about election fraud hotline

Louisiana: Early voting, registration sets record in parish

Maine: Secretary of state taking unpaid time to campaign | St. Albans to use tabulator machines for state ballots

Maryland: State sets early voting record | Md. voters face long lines to early polling sites | Despite storm, officials say polling places will be ready for Election Day

Massachusetts: Voter ID question on some Mansfield ballots | Huge turnout in Easton prompts polls to open early on Nov. 6 | Rushton pushing tougher poll rules | Lowell moves quickly to ensure seamless election | Councilor asks Worcester elections workers to show ID | Worcester poll workers to get new orders

Michigan: Voting can be tricky business in Michigan | Absentee voting going strong, officials expect long lines on weekend

Minnesota: Historic voting memorabilia on display at Hennepin County government center | Voter ID amendment issue on Tuesday's ballot | Voter ID costs in Winona County could reach $1 million | Judge rejects GOP Senator's complaint on Ritchie's comments | Judge dismisses complaint against secretary of state | After 2011 incident, Patch reminds voters of polling place etiquette

Mississippi: Dueling voter ID statements

Missouri: Clerk's office tests voting machines for Election Day | Secretary of state candidates square off on military voters | Some local voters still haven't received polling place cards

Montana: Election judge honored | Group's offers to turn in voters' absentee ballots legal

Nebraska: Poll workers reflect

Nevada: RNC alleges voting machines flawed in Nevada, other swing states | Secretary of state responds to RNC voter machine complaint

New Hampshire: NH Supreme Court won't reconsider voter registration ruling | Hooksett, area towns prepare for Election Day | NH Election Day voting hotline created

New Jersey: Camden County elections office vows to enable balloting--electricity or not | Hunterdon County clerk extends walk-in hours, polls to be open Tuesday | NJ to extend mail-in ballot deadline, use military trucks at polling places | Power outages force Morris County officials to scramble to establish voting locations | Monmouth County voters will be able to cast their ballot on Election Day | Camden County elections office works without electricity | In-person voting continues, Nov. 6 contingencies readied | Alternative voting plans eyed after Hurricane Sandy | Somerset County pushes for mail-in ballots ahead of Election Day | New Ocean City polling place, other election changes

New Mexico: Poll watchers nametags with party ID irk some voters

New York: Polling stations not immune to Hurricane Sandy's wrath | Nassau County lacks standing to sue state over voting machines | Absentee ballot deadline extended | College students sue Dutchess County over voter registration address issue | Suffolk elections board: The vote will go on | After Sandy, New York officials rush to patch together an election | Superstorm could disturb Tuesday's election

North Carolina: Elections board says it's ready for big turnout | Thanks to all the poll workers

Ohio: GOP wants Ohio voting machines fixed | Voting machine problems: Reports across county of wrong candidates being selected | Ohio won't count 'wrong church, wrong pew' ballots | Heath church is only voting place in town | Judge won't act in Ohio arrestees' voting lawsuit | Elections board considers changing 2 polling places | Ruling estimated to cost taxpayers $10K | Federal court rules Thursday against counting ballots cast at wrong polling place

Oklahoma: No photo ID required

Pennsylvania: Pa. voting rights advocates plan 'election protection' | Philadelphia officials say city will be ready for Tuesday's elections | Pa. doesn't expect storm to impact voting | Could outages impact our polling places? | European team may monitor Pa. polls, creating a stir | Voters will be asked for ID, but don't need to show it | Philly commissioner agrees that voter rolls need attention | Sandy didn't disrupt vote-by-mail ballots in county | Appeals court rejects PG quest for polling place access | Mercersburg polling place may need generator for Tuesday's election

Rhode Island: Get free voter ID Friday morning | Secretary of state's office offers IDs, advises East Providence residents on voting Tuesday

Tennessee: Confusion occurs after precinct technical difficulties | Millington voting questions resurface

Texas: Elections officials say voting going well, system is secure | Some local election judges ask for ID, though not required by law | Texas' voter purge made repeated errors | Williamson County asked to apologize to voter told to cover 'Vote the Bible' t-shirt

Virginia: Volunteers finish training for Election Day | New voter ID law could delay election results in Virginia | Absentee voting hours extended in some Virginia counties | Fairfax County Dems sue over rules for observers at polling places

Washington: County elections chief to retire in April | Officials report possible attempts to suppress votes in Washington

West Virginia: Machines tested ahead of Election Day | State preps for Election Day in Sandy's shadow | State plans for powerless Election Day

Thursday, 01 November 2012

November 1, 2012

National News: Tribal leaders push for big Indian voter turnout | East Coast elections likely to occur, with tweaks | Storm brings obstacles one week before vote | Sandy causes troubles for state elections officials | Election experts say a lot could go wrong | Voter ID rulings vex administrators ahead of Election Day | AALDEF poll monitoring shows violations of Asian-American voting rights

Alabama: Absentee voting open to Alabama rescue workers | Jefferson County moves three polling precincts to new locations

Arizona: Officials: Voting system effective against fraud

Arkansas: White Co. ballot mistake to slow election results

California: Snail-mail vote could hold up California tally | California sets new record for voter registration | Napa County voters rolls up thanks to online registration | Orange County registrar ramping up for next week | Santa Monica City Hall sends faulty voting materials to Malibu

Colorado: 'Overvote' on ballot means no vote in that race | Mail-in ballot collecting concerns | Boulder County to start drive-by-mail ballot collections early | Some Denver voters picking multiple candidates

Connecticut: Towns expect a smooth voting process | Independents vie to create new registrar position | Registrars prepare for last-minute registrations | Hurricane Sandy never a threat to Election Day in Durham | Storm's impact on Connecticut polling places assessed | Top Election Official: Voting 'will go forward' | At least 100 polling places without power

District of Columbia: Early voting gets rave reviews | DC volunteers work to register the homeless

Florida: Long lines, delayed absentee ballots mark early South Florida voting | Sample ballot is a big help | Elections worker fired for insubordination | Number of votes lost to bad signatures small, but growing | Delays in PBC voters receiving absentee ballots | Poll monitor: Seniors passing out at early voting | Groups brace for a showdown at the polls | West Palm Beach woman sues elections supervisor to challenge signature rule for absentee ballots

Georgia: Hundreds of Fulton voter flagged for questionable addresses | Gwinnett posts wait times for early voting | Transportation to the polls provided in Athens, Ga. | Sandy not affecting local voting...as of yet | County opens four additional advance voting sites | New citizens hit roadblock trying to vote in Georgia

Idaho: Voter turnout is up thanks to early voting, same-day registration

Illinois: La Salle County has new polling place locator | Thousands of students to work as election judges

Indiana: Indiana voters urged to disregard fake voter audit | State officials taking notice of Vanderburgh vote centers

Iowa: Early voting numbers up, voting machines being tested | Shultz: International observers could be arrested at Iowa polls

Kansas: School prepares workers for election | Scanner problems shouldn't keep anyone from voting | Some Sedgwick County voters receive wrong advance ballots | Election workers get trained on ballots | Did you know there's a time limit to voting?

Louisiana: New York, New Jersey and other states look to Louisiana for election advice

Maine: Former Secretary of State Rodney Quinn dies

Maryland: Lines form for weekend early voting in St. Mary's | Officials give early voters an extension | Early voting gets rave reviews | Election board counsel has passion for law | Voters head back to polls in hurricane's aftermath

Massachusetts: State: City's plans for observers violate rules | Election Day disaster averted for thousands of inactive voters | Poll workers to get new orders

Michigan: Dems in Ottawa County miffed at secretary of state

Minnesota: Voter ID poised to pass | Ritchie ready to aid voters

Mississippi: Voting machines get an upgrade | Glitch temporarily halts voting | Confusion created over voter ID rules | Bryant says voters should voluntarily show ID

Missouri: Superstorm Sandy may affect local voting | No new requirements for voter ID this year in Missouri | Seymour has one polling place | St. Louis County BOE well prepared for election

Montana: Election worker shortage: Vote count could be a long one for Gallatin County | Technology helping people with disabilities exercise their voting rights | 70 percent of Yellowstone County absentee ballots are in

Nebraska: Gale denounces radio broadcast of 'armed election observers' at polling sites

Nevada: Reid votes at Latino supermarket

New Jersey: Plans being reviewed to make sure all can cast votes | Vote by mail hours extended | Bergen County officials scramble to plan for post-Sandy Election Day

New Mexico: Bernalillo County removes election guide from voting centers | SOS directs county clerks to remove LWV guides

New York: Warren County supervisors reverse position on buying new generator | How to vote after Sandy | Polling sites race Tuesday deadline | NYC scrambles for alternate voting sites | Two Dutchess lawmakers call for county to 'fully comply' with Spanish voting materials | Blackouts at voting sites cloud Election Day picture | Board of elections set extra hours to assist voters | Power out at HQ, BOE scrambles to prepare for Tuesday

North Carolina: County voting issues make national news | Thank tank questions same-day voter registration | Dalton wants elections board to investigate fights | Elections board doesn't extend early voting hours | Durham early-voting sites get Saturday extension | Voting complaints increase this election cycle

Pennsylvania: Hurricane Sandy delays voting booth delivery in Montgomery County | Alternative voting sites prepared in Monroe | Could outages impact Horsham polling places? | Voters can cast ballot without photo ID this year | AG's office asks court to deny voter ID opponents' injunction request | Poll workers to ask for ID in 'soft rollout' of voter-ID law | Trafford officials unhappy with voting precinct change | Midstate ready for Election Day, but absentee ballot deadline could be extended | Montco judge denies emergency petition to extend deadlines for absentee ballots

Ohio: Voting machines raising questions | Brooke officials prepare for election | DU students take advantage of early voting | Transfer of updated voter records delayed | Vote fraud debaters poles apart | Last minute hassle for elections board | Glitch held up absentee ballots | Poll watchers could bring 'chaos' in Ohio and elsewhere | More than 300 absentee ballots in Butler County flagged for review | Court: Voters must find right poll

Oklahoma: Cherokee Nation issue new photo ID; card does not meet Oklahoma voter ID criteria | State's new voting system accommodates voters with a variety of disabilities

Rhode Island: Providence begins Election Day preparations

South Carolina: More folks report issues with voting machines | Absentee voting slowed because of Internet problems | Early voting in Chatham County running smoothly after statewide computer glitch | County keeping absentee voting spots open longer

Tennessee: Voter ID law stymies Nashville woman's right

Texas: Officials prepare for Election Day crush | Courthouse entrance critiqued | Early voting continues; county adds new site | Some 'motor voters' have trouble voting

Utah: Davis, San Juan counties recognized for poll accessibility | Juab County voter frustrated after being turned away from polls

Vermont: Early voting up in parts in Vermont

Virginia: Election results could come late due to Va. voter ID law | City sees surprising surge of voters during storm | Many cities staying open late for absentee voting because of Sandy

Washington: Wash. sends out 1000s of bad pamphlets

West Virginia: Absentee ballot count high | Officials warn of precinct changes if Sandy outages persist | Election Day coming despite Sandy | W.Va. preps for Election Day in Sandy's shadow | Absentee ballot contractor for state prompts concerns | Storm alters early voting

Wisconsin: Alverno will shut down on Election Day

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

October 31, 2012

National News: Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election? | Sandy-caused power outages may complicate Election Day | Storm prompts shifts in voting procedures | Large power outages raise concerns for Election Day | Storm-affected states quickly resume early voting | Officials scramble to prep for elections | Battleground-state voters get letters about citizenship | Storm brings complications one week before vote | Will you be able to vote next Tuesday? Despite Sandy, probably so | Officials brace for Sandy's effects on Election Day | Astronauts file absentee ballots | Storm's havoc might force polling places to move

Alabama: Could Hurricane Sandy delay the election? Probably not | Poll workers prepare for Election Day

Arizona: Voter ID law costs legitimate votes | Spanish-language voter awareness campaign launch to combat errors | Group: State laws keep 200K felons from voting in Arizona

Arkansas: Ballot glitch frustrates Senate hopeful | Secretary of state's office to post digital precinct maps with voting totals on election night

California: Central Valley voter registration numbers like rest of Calif. sees spikes | Riverside County registrar expecting busy election

Colorado: 3 Colorado counties' touch-screen voting machines worry activists | Gessler: Colorado prepared for the election spotlight | Gessler: Colorado prepared for election spotlight | Sorting out last-minute confusion over mail ballots | Boulder County hosts election open house

Connecticut: Voter registration deadline extended to 8pm | Days before Election Day, Conn. elections officials assess impact on polling places | Storm's impact on Conn. polling places assessed

District of Columbia: DC extends early voting hours | Mendelson vs. D.C. board of elections

Florida: Four days into early voting, problems arise | Dade Co. changes precinct reconciliation procedures | At current pace, early voting totals won't reach 2008 level | Elections office buzzing behind the scenes | Race analysis: Manatee County supervisor of elections | Line is still substantial for early voting in Manatee | Thousands of poll watchers signed up in Florida | Absentee voting is easy--but ballots often tossed out | Elections officials plan for storms like Hurricane Sandy | Voting still long process for most | New software to make election night results easier to read in St. Lucie | Judge refuses emergency hearing on Boynton Beach election issue | Manatee official in dustup with poll workers | Ft. Lauderdale polling places change for thousands of voters

Georgia: Weather may chill local early voting turnout | Fulton County officials warned about early voting buttons

Hawaii: State says it's ready to administer election in Hawaii County

Indiana: State urges election officials to prep for emergencies | Election briefs: Wait times at voting sites increase | Voters ignore weather, stream to polls | SOS urges voters to ignore letters claiming to be part of voter audit

Iowa: Absentee ballot confusion resolved | Secretary of state: Voting monitors face arrest in Iowa | Story County auditor's office warns of incorrect mailing

Kansas: US attorney will monitor election complaints in Kansas

Louisiana: In New Orleans area, early voter turnout is 25 percent higher than in 2008 | Big election after massive storm? La. has the know-how

Maryland: Early voting extended, resumes Wednesday

Massachusetts: Secretary of state says training illegal

Michigan: Mid-Michigan clerks prepare for Election Day

Minnesota: Voter ID: Fraud prevention or fiasco? | With unchanging arguments, debaters spar over value of voter ID amendment | Outside money pads voter ID foe's coffers

Missouri: Secretary of state candidates share their priorities | Election officer will oversee complaints on Election Day

Montana: Judge denies satellite voting for Montana Indians | Judge denies request to put satellite voting offices on Montana reservations | Montana candidates: Secretary of state

Nebraska: Guidelines for voting in Nebraska on Election Day | Gale clarifies: No armed officials at polling sites

Nevada: Washoe County registrar reports early voting on pace to surpass 2008 | Bar code on your sample ballot can speed up voting at polls

New Hampshire: Town clerk clears up voter ID confusion

New Jersey: NJ officials plan to proceed with elections next week despite Sandy damage

New Mexico: Early voting is heavy in Bernalillo County

New York: City board 'confident' polls will be ready on Election Day | Election Day polling sites could change due to Sandy damage | New York may set up alternate polling places |Changes to Utica polling locations upset residents, officials

North Carolina: Reports of voting glitches subside | State elections chief warns of dirty tricks | Elections officials troubled by raucous election activity

Ohio: Elections officials make final plans | At polls, observer role can be dicey | State data glitch delays delivery of thousands of Ohio voter registration records | Last-minute task for election board | Pizza-for-votes complaint tossed | Board set for election | Poll worker an Election Day staple | Problem found at board of elections

Oklahoma: Patience asked from voters on Election Day

Pennsylvania: Pa. absentee voters get more time | City Commission: Voting booths will be there | Sandy delays voting booth delivery | Corbett moves to ensure power available at polls | Storm can't stop election preparations | Pa. laboring to fix power at polling sites | Storm could cause voting problems in Pa. | Deadline for absentee ballots extended until 5pm today | Westmoreland judge authorizes 3 to vote | Judge: Absentee ballots submitted before end of Election Day will be counted | Officials work to avoid voter glitches

South Carolina: All SC voter registration machines go down, causing long lines | Record absentee voters shut down state system | LC poll volunteers prepare for Election Day | Computer problem causes long lines for voters | South Carolina election officials seek to dispel voting myths | Voters will notice something unusual on Charleston ballots

Tennessee: MTSU poll says 81 percent of Tennesseans support voter ID law | City sends cease and desist letter in voter ID case

Texas: Olson drafting bills to prevent vote fraud | Human error blamed for elections mess in Medina County | Nueces County elections officials reassure absentee voters ballots will be delivered

Utah: Vote tabulator gets tested | Printing error slows Utah County absentee ballot scanning

Virginia: Election officials training changes with voter ID law | Storm prompts Loudon to extend absentee voting | Few local registrars offering extended absentee voting hours | Va. governor says he's confident voting in battleground state will be unaffected by Sandy

Washington: Some voters receive two ballots due to registration changes | State sends out thousands of defective voter pamphlets | Voter participation rises in Washington since becoming a mail-in ballot state

West Virginia: Early voting sites open Tuesday | Power outage knocks out early voting | Elkhart polling places fully staffed...for now

Wisconsin: Behind the scenes look at absentee voting

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

October 30, 2012

National: How Sandy effects early voting in swing states | Election lawyers ready to challenge alleged illegal voting activity | Will Hurricane Sandy affect voting next week? | Voting rights advocates: It's not as bad as we thought | Will this election be a replay of 2000? | Hurricane Sandy forces poll closures | Election watchdogs keep wary eye on paperless e-voting systems | Could the election be delayed by Hurricane Sandy? | Hurricane Sandy puts pressure on early voting | Postal Service: Mail-in ballots will be fine

Alabama: Supreme Court ruling nears on Shelby County challenge to Voting Rights Act | Supreme Court won't rule today on Alabama challenge to Voting Rights Act

Arizona: 2 Pima County early ballots falsified, sent in

Arkansas: Jonesboro residents plan federal lawsuit | Yuma County makes voting easier

California: Local organizations partner to help seniors, disabled get to the polls | LA County reports record high voter registration | San Bernardino County registrar's office promotes relocated polling places | Fresno County preps for Election Day | Sample ballot sent to Malibu voters contains errors

Connecticut: In-person voter registration in Conn. extended to Thursday | Voter registration deadline extended to Thursday | Plan B for voting next week? Polling places may be changed | Hurricane Sandy may force officials to hand-count ballots, but election will go on

Colorado: Boulder County settles election lawsuit by allowing more access to ballot observers | Voting in person is tradition for some | Confusion surrounds mail ballot process in Summit County

Florida: More than 200 absentee ballots rejected in Duval & Sandy may cause late mail-ins | Treasure Coast sees high turnout during first weekend of early voting | Early voting lines still lengthy | Assistant U.S. Attorney named to handle voting complaints in Tampa Bay area | Second printing error could jeopardize another 500 PBC absentee ballots | Lee, Collier County residents should be on the look-out for voter intimidation letters | Long lines don't deter early voters | Anna Maria election vacancy comes post-election | Elections spat with candidate's mother draws deputies

Georgia: Gwinnett addresses early voting issues | Georgia early voting nears 1 million | Augusta man's vote in jeopardy after he says Post Office made a mistake | Despite hiccups, elections director ready for November | Ballot issues an easy fix; redistricting causes some confusion

Hawaii: Early voting turnout increases for general election

Idaho: Idaho's voter ID law new to some voters

Indiana: State advises local officials on Election Day emergency preparedness | Indiana children to cast their own ballots on Election Day | License branch hours extended for voter ID cards | Long Crown Point lines irk some early voters | Absentee voting draws large crowd in Cass County | Indiana readies election officials for emergencies

Iowa: Governor, secretary of state predict 'close election' in Iowa | Election officials prepare to count absentee ballots | A sign of voter fraud? No, according to some local residents | State agents investigate absentee ballot problems | International poll watchers meeth with Polk County

Louisiana: Early voting to close Tuesday in Louisiana | Early voting ends today, draws crowds

Maine: Voting machines to ease a big pain for small Maine towns

Maryland: Vote site volunteers prep for Election Day | Election officials: Do your homework before heading to the polls | Tuesday's early voting canceled | O'Malley cancels early voting on Tuesday, schedules makeup day

Massachusetts: Gloucester County offices closed on Monday | Election observers need to show IDs | Galvin urges printing of voters lists now

Minnesota: Election Day voters should plan ahead | Secretary of state reminds storm volunteers to vote absentee | Hennepin County board poised to oppose voter ID amendment

Mississippi: 2 vie for election commission

Missouri: Missouri voters feeling left behind by early voting | Secretary of state candidates split on top issue facing the office | Election officer plans to monitor voting day complaints | St. Louis County board of elections well prepared for general election

Montana: Montana Indians seek emergency election order | Sanders County candidate dies; name will still be on ballot | Tribal members seek more polling places on remote Montana reservations

Nebraska: Batcheller aims to oust Gill as Woodbury County auditor | Omaha's ES&S plans for the worse on Election Day: No power

Nevada: Surge in early voting expected to persist

New Hampshire: NH advising emergency responders to get ballots

New Jersey: Batteries, generators will be ready so polls can open Nov. 6 | Vote by mail applications still due Oct. 30 in Monmouth County | Mail-in voters churn on despite Sandy | Power outages from Sandy could impact election

New York: State Island voting machines taken to higher ground | We'll vote not matter watt: gov

North Carolina: Election officials say there are long lines at some early voting locations | WSSU early -voting list raises GOP hackles | Bad weather greets some early voters at NC polls | Election officials monitor weather | Storm doesn't slow voting surge | Early voting turnout heavy despite storm | Men with same name face ballot confusion | Election chief: Scams, misbehavior mark 2012

North Dakota: County alerts residents to voter requirements

Ohio: Early voting in Columbus still brisk | Early voters visit Ohio polls despite high winds | Provisional ballots could keep Ohio's presidential outcome in doubt for days after election | Say hello to the Ohio official who might pick the next president | Some angst on early ballots | Ohioans get additional voting hours | Elections officials prepare for power outages, keeping voters heading to polls

Oklahoma: Voters with disabilities in Oklahoma have voting options

Oregon: Kate Brown leads in Oregon SOS race, but more than a third undecided

Pennsylvania: Delivery delayed on some Montco voting machines due to storm | Elections officials readying plans for dealing with Sandy aftermath | Pa. power losses could trigger backup voting plans | The storm affects the vote; absentee-ballot deadline extended in Pa. | 1.3M PECO customers get incorrect voter info | Philadelphia election officials struggle with storm, postal glitch

South Carolina: Election officials fight voting myths | Absentee ballots cast up almost 50%

South Dakota: Absentee voting grows in popularity

Tennessee: Election commission prepares for large voter turnout | Tennessee, Memphis at odds over provisional ballots | Memphis pushes back over library ID voting policy | Memphis demands state stop policy of provisional ballots for voters who show library photo ID card | City responds to state appeal in photo voter ID case | Special Saturday hours to issue voter photo IDs

Texas: Special Report: Voter ID splits Austinites | DPS voter registration problems feared in Texas | Texas officials: Motor voter should check status | Elections administrator: Notices mailed to help avoid election day confusion | Human error blamed for elections mess in Medina County | Thousands of voters on suspended list | Travis County voter catches absentee ballot mistake

Utah: Many Utah voters flock to the polls early

Virginia: Storm throws wrench into works of Va. voting efforts | Absentee voters casting ballots earlier with relaxed rules | Falls Church absentee voting ends at Noon

Washington: Late voter registration rush swamps Cowlitz County elections office | Shorter than expected wait on final voter registration day | Some who haven't received ballots can get replacement | Quarter of election ballots returned in Franklin, Benton counties

West Virginia: Early voting continues despite weather, except in Morgan County | Voters flood polls ahead of storm | Early voting continues despite storm | Morgan County to suspend early voting | Tennant urges W.Va. voters take caution in weather

Wisconsin: Testing, testing: Election preparations carried out in River Falls | GAB head projects 3M voters, expresses concerns about polling places

Wyoming: Absentee ballots to get own precinct

Monday, 29 October 2012

October 27-29, 2012

National News: How Hurricane Sandy could affect the election | Election's poll workers face a myriad of challenges amid changes in voting rules | Voter ID laws a concern in Indian Country | Lawyers gird for possible recounts | High court weighs new look at voting rights law | As election nears, cries of voter intimidation |

Overseas Voting News: Absentee ballots may have been destroyed in crash

Alabama: How 24K nursing home residents would be affected by voter ID rules in 2014 is unclear

Arizona: Pima sees gains in election security | County letter to serve as voter ID | $30K in election date ads planned in Maricopa County | Counties will soon start counting early ballots

California: Monterey County grand jury finds voting procedures 'more than adequate' | Santa Cruz County clerk's office gears up for election | App allows Palo Alto voters to track mail ballot | Public invited to watch opening of ballots | Butte County reports 25 percent of mail-in ballots already in | New Republicans claim they were flipped | Earlier release for ranked-choice tallies

Colorado: New gear streamlines early voting | More than ever, Boulder County residents are casting early ballots | With mail-in ballots arriving, election process begins

Connecticut: Connecticut planning to deal with 'Sandy's' impact on Election Day | Voting changes highlighted for Norwich residents | Gov. Malloy orders voter registration deadline extended to Thursday

District of Columbia: Early voters overwhelm polling places in D.C. and Maryland | Early voting brings long lines, complaints | Early voters face long waits ahead of Hurricane Sandy | Early voting centers saw long waits, DCBOE remained silent | Early voting sites closed in DC because of Hurricane Sandy

Florida: Lines, scanner problems greet early voters | Eager voters turnout across PBC | Lines long for first day of early voting in PBC | Voters face long lines on first day of early voting in South Florida | Election workers check voting machines | Long lines, long waits on day 1 of early voting | Architect of felon voter purge behind Florida's new limits | Supervisor of elections: Wilcox, Cochran vie for Dee Brown's seat | Palm Beach back under the glare of election scrutiny | First day of early voting a success in Lee County | Early voters jam Manatee elections office | Campaign contributions raise questions in supervisor's race | League of Women Voters getting complaints about confusing ballot amendments | Broward Republicans say early voting locations unfair | Florida's new early voting law prompt retooled schedules for poll workers | Fla.: Election observers can't enter polling places | Supervisor of elections Ann McFall fails to post early voting totals for second consecutive day | Supervisor: Prepared early voters making for fast polling times | Church can have election signs removed at polls | Some Martin absentee ballots have printing errors on envelopes

Georgia: Early voting precincts busy in Ga. | Elderly man possible target of ID theft, voter fraud | Long lines for early voting in Gwinett | Georgia voter says another person voted in his place

Hawaii: Election staff 'sickout' plus 500K incorrectly printed ballots | WWII vet dies after casting a final ballot

Idaho: Voting early? People in Kootenai County will need to go to the election office

Illinois: Long lines for many early voters | Election officials scoff at security experts' questions about voting machines | Researchers break open voting machines in test of security

Indiana: Photo ID card battle won't be resolved before Election Day | Probe in to LaPorte voter purge sought | LP officials say all eligible voters have been reinstated | Switz Co. casts ballots at travelling vote centers | County's early-voting lines form early | Few provisional ballots expected in Indiana | County GOP considers ballot change | Absentee ballot postage confusing voters

Iowa: Debate over Dunkerton polling place following pastor's public letter | Early voting sets record in Linn County

Kansas: Project helps give kids history lesson in voting

Kentucky: Accuracy board meets, voting machines tested

Louisiana: Groups aim to protect voter rights | Voters line up early to cast ballots | Early voter stampede in Caddo Parish

Maine: Many area towns adding electronic vote counters to Nov. 6 effort

Maryland: Early voters overwhelm polling places in D.C. and Maryland | Generators in place to keep early voting going through storm | Early voting centers draw huge crowds | Early voters face long waits ahead of Hurricane Sandy | Experts: Lengthy Maryland ballots could challenge voters | Early voting canceled for Oct. 29 | Early voting, flights canceled and offices close as Sandy approaches | Hurricane Sandy contributes to long lines for early voting | Early voting kicks off with overflowing crowd and lines in Harford County

Massachusetts: Natick residents can help test election voting machines next week | Bilingual ballots increase voter access in Boston and Quincy | Officials ponder storm's possible effect on voting

Michigan: Voter registrations late after NAACP-held drive loses forms | Ruth Johnson has long record of serving public | Consolidation of Muskegon County's secretary of state office concludes with remodeling project | Track absentee ballots online

Minnesota: New TV ads for, against voter ID | Some question tribal ID usability under amendment | Voter fraud: Stuffing ballot boxes or the stuff of myth? | Charting the arguments over vote fraud

Mississippi: Groups aim to protect voters

Missouri: St. Louis tests voting machines | Candidate focusing campaign on voter ID in secretary of state race | Political discussion on photo ID sparks local confusion on voter ID rules | Schoeller touts voter ID support

Montana: US backs Native voting rights in Montana, counties want $90K if they lose | Insufficient postage an issue with many Montana ballots | Flathead Co. seeing record number of ballots | Check your ballot before voting in Missoula County | Some absentee ballots reported missing in Lewis & Clark County | Minister wins suit over 100-year-old election law

Nebraska: Closing rural polling places slow to take hold

Nevada: Early voting draws 25 percent of Nevada | Push for early voting in Clark County continues

New Hampshire: Don't panic: You can vote Nov. 6 without an ID

New Jersey: Extended hours announced for vote-by-mail options | Vote-by-mail deadline approaching, county clerks alert voters to possible storm-related mail disruptions | Voting before the storm | Officials expect more mail-in ballots

New Mexico: Local attorney reports faulty ballot; officials blame human error | Deceptive training for poll watcher investigated in New Mexico | Dona Ana County warns of phone calls to voters giving false information | Las Cruces lawyer complains of ballot misprint

New York: Could NYC BOE absentee ballot application backlog leave voters out? | Cost of Oneida Co. election ballot spelling error: $75K | St. Lawrence County voters urged to check their polling place

North Carolina: Shorter waits can be found for early voters | Hurricane Sandy may impact voting in North Carolina | Elections boss worried about poll incidents | Early voting is a success | Absentee ballots vulnerable in Gaston? | Election officials not worried bout touch-screen voting machines | Officials address non-voter issue | Charlotte-area churches take advantage of Sunday voting | Voters get a head start--but so do problems

North Dakota: Inquiries prompt Jaeger to make sure election workers are 'on the same page' | Thousands expected to vote early in Cass and Clay counties

Ohio: Is Cuyahoga County ready for Election Day? | Elections chief to appeal ruling on counting provisional ballots | Elections board probes early voting complaint | Horne talks elections law violation | New polling locations tripping up some voters | Elections officials help those in nursing homes and jail cast ballots | Husted appeals voting ruling | BOE has plan to weather the storm; Early voting not hampered

Oregon: Brown and Buehler meet in sometimes heated secretary of state debate | Would Knute Buehler put Oregon's vote-by-mail system 'at risk'?

Oklahoma: Vote and get free guacamole on Election Day | Some Tulsans too eager to vote absentee

Pennsylvania: Working together for democracy | Two polling places change locations | Sandy may effect polling locations | Pike County gears up for election | Solobay urges state, employers to ensure storm workers can vote

South Carolina: Obama photo removed from Bluffton absentee-voting office

Tennessee: Ex-felons vote for first time following imprisonment | Voters could see hours-long wait on Election Day

Texas: Hurdles remain for disabled to vote in Texas, advocates say | Tarrant County poised to exceed number of early votes cast 4 years ago | Lubbock county elections administrator discussed alleged voting errors | No problems seen with European election observers | Head of election monitors group tells Abbott to calm down | Political publications found at City Hall polling site | Motor voters missing on rolls

Utah: Mail-in ballot results in staggering voter return numbers for Duchesne County | Davis election official says big early vote turnout 'exciting' | Davis County recognized for making polling places accessible for people with disabilities | More votes cast in churches in Davis and Weber counties

Virginia: DOJ considers investigation into voter registration fraud | Feds agree to 2 Va. counties' voting 'bailout' | Election officials prepared for Hurricane Sandy | McDonnell urges caution and preparation; will expand hours for absentee voting | Va. electoral board offers guidance as storm nears | Registrar offices, polling places to be given 'high priority' in cases of power outage | Va. absentee lists sold to campaigns, candidates | State will ask voter registrars to extend hours

Washington: Mail-in voting means loss of polling places

West Virginia: Kanawha voter office computers down for 90 minutes | Officials on guard against voting fraud | Election fraud not an abstract concern in W.Va. | Secretary of state faces challenge from Putnam delegate | Poll workers in midst of seventh election

Wisconsin: More than 225K Wisconsin residents request absentee ballots | Many Wisconsinites take advantage of early voting

Friday, 26 October 2012

October 26, 2012

National News: E-voting puts vote accuracy at risk in four key states | A loot at irregularities with voter registration, voting | Voter ID laws to have smaller impact on election | Election will be over in 12 more days, or will it? | Electoral College alternatives discussed at MIT | Advocates work to ensure access to polls for transgender voters 

Arizona: Pima commissioners to discuss chance of election fraud in larger precincts | Arizona election officials to discuss errors on Spanish voting documents 

Arkansas: Voter cites missing candidate's name in voting machine | Rogers unhappy with ballot change | Error keeps council races off some Jonesboro ballots 

California: California officials say online voter registration a success | City wins case--but still spends nearly $80K | Ranked choice creates uncertainty in mayoral race | Ranked choice voting puts a twist in Berkeley mayoral race | Vote by mail ballots slow returns, so far 

Colorado: Trend shows rise in mail-in ballots, lag in early voting 

Connecticut: Wilton registrars office preps for November election 

Delaware: Polling place app locator goes mobile 

District of Columbia: Getting a jump on early voting 

Florida: FBI is investigating Florida voter intimidation | After 2 days of uncertainty, Bucher appears ready to approve poll watchers | Copying of bad PBC ballots going well, so far | Less time, longer ballot may snarl early voting | Election office cleared for takeoff | Drummond runs against Hoots for elections office | Authorities look at suspicious Fla. voter mailings | Postage for mail-in ballots | Error delays absentee ballots to about 400 Hernando County voters 

Georgia: Early voting grows in Hall County, officials respond | Republicans promote Saturday voting | Reece warns some early ballots are wrong; election official says problem fixed | Cobb County opens second poll for early voters

Illinois: Poll worker tells Obama as he votes early: 'I need an ID' | More than 2,000 Election Day reminders go undelivered in East St. Louis | How do election officials make sure people don't vote twice 

Indiana: Centers ready for balloting blitz | Thousands of registered voters illegally purged in LaPorte County | Vigo Republicans concerned over absentee ballots | Indiana voters can cast provisional ballots after receiving absentee ballot 

Iowa: Voters keep auditors' offices busy | High number of mail-in ballots could slow results on election night 

Kentucky: Graves students use real voting machine thanks to county clerk

Louisiana: Commissioners offer help with early voting in Vermilion Parish | Appellate race mail ballots questioned 

Maryland: Two years later, questions remain on Maryland's early voting 

Massachusetts: League recruits inmates to vote absentee 

Michigan: Election preparation | Clerks: Absentee votes 'absolutely' counted | Hundreds of absentee ballots not delivered in Roseville | HS students to work GR polling places 

Minnesota: Human Rights commissioner makes case against voter ID 

Missouri: Voter says machine cast vote for wrong candidate twice | Missouri secretary of state candidate gets campaign help | Secretary of state calls for petition reform 

Montana: Old foes tangle in race for Montana secretary of state | Some say they haven't received absentee ballots | Insufficient postage an issue with many Montana ballots; Missoula will pay | Give ballots only to someone you trust 

Nebraska: Special unit will investigate any complaints about voter fraud 

New Hampshire: Town ready for new voter ID election regs 

New York: BOE to make voting easier for disabled | State's highest court backs elections board over union | Board of elections wants $115K for ballots | Confusion abounds over redistricting

North Carolina: Alerts warn Cumberland County voters of sensitive voting machines | Burke voting machines recalibrated | Glitches reported at early polling sites in Guilford, Davidson | Voters report problems with electronic ballots | Bogus callers telling people they can vote by phone, NC officials say | Voters say paper ballots easier, take less time | Confusion at polls during NC early voting | Cumberland County voters to have access to polling site near college during homecoming 

Ohio: Voting conspiracy theory spreads | Judge won't reinstate fired elections officials | Judge extends provisional ballot counting | Polling location ruling expanded | Election could hinge on late ballots | Elections board deals with changing rules | Federal judge denies request to reinstate fired employees | A possible 'nightmare scenario' for counting votes in Ohio? | New ballots ordered after court ruling

Pennsylvania: Elections director reiterates change in ID policy this general election | Philly behind on voter registration applications, watchdog says | Pa. election officials keep an eye on Hurricane Sandy 

Rhode Island: Secretary of state Mollis wants voters to be prepared 

South Carolina: Change of address form could lead to voting issues | State urges Supreme Court to hear challenge to Voting Rights Act | More voters get wrong absentee ballots | 108-year old to vote for first time 

Tennessee: Court upholds voter ID law | Tenn. to appeal voter ID ruling over library card | Appeals court rules photo library cards are voter ID 

Texas: Woman claims racial slurs thrown while voting | Official: Lubbock voting machines are not switching votes |Texas, international election observers face off | Defiant Texas AG wants to keep poll observers out | Issue with voter IDs | Olson moves to protect citizen, military voter rights | Eastland County approves countywide voting for Election Day | Attorney general's warning to foreign poll observers stirs backlash | Slew of Dallas County ballot-box rumors comes with election season 

Virginia: Fairfax Dems warn of voting machine problems | Fairfax prepares for an Election Day deluge | Arlington police looking into 'every component' of Moran video

West Virginia: Early voting running smoothly in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle