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Thursday, 25 October 2012

October 25, 2012

National: Is early voting a 'quiet revolution'? | Absentee voting's rise means more risk of problems | Watchdog groups prep for voter intimidation, fraud | A look at irregularities with voter registration, voting | Foreclosures expected to deter thousands of voters | U.S. felons a potentially powerful but shunned voting bloc | As election nears, efforts intensify to misinform, pressure voters

Alabama: Authorities ready to respond to complaints of election fraud, voting rights violations | Chief JeffCo election official: Watch out for bad election info

Arizona: Activists groups call foul on election practices in Arizona | Prop. 121 would create at 'top two' open primary in Arizona

Arkansas: County introduces electronic poll books

California: Online voter registration proves popular as state nears record | App allows voters to track vote by mail ballot | Early voting options expanded | Majority of new Yolo voters registered online | Mail ballots require one 45-cent stamp

Colorado: Critics air concerns about Boulder County's ballot processing | Mail ballots coming back | Voter purging resurfaces in Colorado | 20 noncitizens on Larimer County voter rolls | Mail ballot glitch leads to addition of drop-off box

Connecticut: Nation's oldest poll worker passes away

Florida: PBC back in election spotlight | Free Votran rides available to voters starting Saturday | South Florida voters need patience, perseverance | Fraudulent voter roll letters turn up in 26 counties | Veteran told he couldn't use bathroom in elections building | Copying bad PBC ballots will likely prevent repeat of 2000 election spotlight, experts say | Voting interest up; turnout may reach 80 percent | Long ballot could spell long lines, delays if voters come unprepared | Citrus County participates in statewide voting results test | Technology, longevity at heart of St. Lucie elections supervisor campaigns | FBI investigating bogus letters

Georgia: Gun raffle for vote campaign challenged | Early voting nears 600K | Fulton County hopes new changes fix past elections problems

Hawaii: Honolulu man votes for last time--from his deathbed

Illinois: Election judges study up ahead of Nov. 6 voting | Election judge pay no longer helped by state

Indiana: BMV expands hours for voters needing photo IDs | Dem chair wants investigation into voter purge

Iowa: Official: Early voting likely will set Iowa record | Vote while you shop: 'Pop-up' poll sites sweep Iowa | Iowa election results face delay with new rule

Kansas: Schools bus first-time voters to polls for advance voting | Wichita high school students vote for first time

Kentucky: Efforts to protect election integrity expands | New online resources available to voters

Louisiana: Lawsuit rips election plan

Maryland: Glitch with Md.'s new online voter registration system will affect hundred; others are mailed incomplete ballots | One page was absent from Md. absentee ballots | Elections board acknowledges absentee ballot errors

Michigan: Voting rights hotline and volunteers ready for election | Roseville clerk: Hundreds of absentee ballots not delivered | Election precinct workers offered online training

Minnesota: Voter ID amendment battle grows heated over ad claims | Dispute over military voting heats up photo ID campaign | Sparks fly during voter ID forum | Election Day registration rules detailed | Minneapolis busy preparing for Election Day and handling flood of absentee ballots

Missouri: Election crews put voting machines through a practice run | County clerk holds successful voting machine test | Candidates weigh in on voter ID | Schoeller stumps for photo ID requirements | Clerks brace for high polling place numbers | Secretary of state candidates clash

Montana: Missoula County distributes record number of absentee ballots

Nebraska: Secretary of state sets up voter fraud hotline

New Hampshire: Fake voter registration mailings frustrate NH town clerks

New Mexico: Bernalillo County releases voting app

New York: City fails Bengali ballot test; elections board says it has a plan | Nursing home resident says she felt pressure to vote

North Carolina: Cumberland County resets machine after voter complaints | More voting problems reported in Jamestown, Pleasant Garden | Veteran's photos removed from polling location | Some ballot machines not registering voter's choice | New scrutiny for voting machines in Mecklenburg County | Despite glitch, students marched to polls | State asks counties to speed up early voting | Early voters swarm election sites | Voting straight ticket? Beware the pitfalls, officials say | Long lines persist at polls; not changes planned

Ohio: Official: Local voting machines are safe, secure | Judge extends provisional ballot counting | Board names interim director | Absentee ballots could hang up Ohio's results | Several counties say they won't make changes to early voting | Ohio's nightmare voting scenario

Oklahoma: Overwhelming amount of inquiries about absentee voting leads to announcement of voting dates, times

Oregon: Brown turns to audits in secretary of state race

Pennsylvania: Speed up voter ID misinformation case, ACLU says | County must release some Pizano emails, agency rules | Post-Gazette argues for the right to photograph polling places

Rhode Island: Cranston killer tests voting rights laws | State, federal officials will be on lookout Election Day

South Carolina: Elections officials crack down on voting hoax email | New precinct announced for some Anderson County voters | 840 Spartanburg voters get wrong absentee ballots

South Dakota: Early voting advances in South Dakota

Tennessee: Tieche defends citizenship-challenge training for election | Voters' citizenship could be challenged

Texas: Lots of money and work to hold elections | Ballot error found on first day of voting | Upcoming Election Day sparks conversation with council regarding elections, terms | Texas AG sends warning to international election observers | Voters allege profiling at polls | Voting rights group urges Texas to embrace observers | No evidence of foul play in death of man a local polling place

Virginia: Cuccinelli will investigate GOP worker accused of trashing voter forms | State elections board cooperating with voter fraud investigation

Washington: Whatcom auditor: Take care not to tear ballot | County auditors and current secretary of state support Wyman | Gray Harbor ballots will not require two stamps

West Virginia: Taylor County prepares for Election Day

Wisconsin: GAB keeps two election policies in place | Lawsuit over late absentee ballots settled

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

October 24, 2012

National: Hundreds of thousands of Latinos may be deterred from voting | Post-election audits necessary for electronic voting systems

Alabama: Alabama to seek stiffer voter fraud penalties | Shelby County circuit clerk getting incorrect absentee voting applications

Alaska: National tribal group raises concern with Alaska over voter ID laws | Voting integrity group is critical of email voting in Alaska

Arizona: More Maricopa County election materials have errors

California: California voter registration website draws 1 million users | Voter registration mystery | Write-in option on San Diego ballot a mistake

Colorado: Voter reports faulty voting machine cast wrong vote | Voting machine pulled after malfunction | Arapahoe County voters assured all ballots will be counted | 300 more suspected noncitizens on voter rolls in 2nd round of checks | New ethics complaint filed over Gessler's acceptance of donations | Voters sent wrong ballot, problem addressed | 'I Voted' sticker in Arapahoe County mail may rub some the wrong way | Free pizza, t-shirts spawn elections complaint

District of Columbia: Nearly 1,100 have already voted in D.C.

Florida: Long lines expected to lead to Election Day delays | Sancho shows feds bogus mail | Time running out for PBC waiting to get absentee ballots | PBC vote duplicating underway | Ballots delivered with postage or not | Polk overseas ballots safe | Extra postage needed for absentee ballots

Illinois: Orland Township election judges honored for service | Counties pick up higher election tab | Illinois $2.5M short for election

Indiana: Groups assisting voters who need photo IDs | Voters purged by mistake | Vote centers lack convenience for students | More than 50 Monroe County absentee ballots not delivered

Iowa: Ballot security under scrutiny in close election | Scanners check early Polk County voters | Voting event for disabled raises concerns with some parents

Kentucky: Initiative to combat voter fraud announced | Secretary of state looks to head off pills for votes

Louisiana: Records set in Louisiana's first day of early voting | Group of elderly, disabled say they were not accommodated during early voting

Maine: More Maine voters choose absentee, early voting

Maryland: Changes to Maryland voting system spark concern  | Absentee ballots missing critical page

Massachusetts: Lynn election ballots have two pages, two languages

Michigan: Kentwood company makes elections happen | East Lansing clerk gets OK to witness stamped ballot signature

Minnesota: Nation's racial legacy shapes Minnesota's voter ID debate | Students concerned about voter ID | Native Americans and voter ID: Is there a problem? | Steele County says voter ID could cost it $100K

Mississippi: Hosemann: Voter ID not required in Nov. | Biloxi council differs on if Voting Rights Act still relevant today

Missouri: Schoeller to push for voter ID law during Springfield stump | Phelps Center to act as polling location

Montana: Missoula County election officials prepared to assist voters who have questions

Nebraska: District election officer named for Nebraska

New Hampshire: Anonymous mailings frustrate NH clerks

New Jersey: Board of elections cautions against misinformation | Federal judge denies newspapers access to voters leaving polling places

New Mexico: Voter glitch problem partially solved

New York: Defeated candidate seeks new vote

North Carolina: Guilford County voters say they voted for the wrong candidate | State elections board wants counties to extend early voting times and days | Future of new voting site relies on turnout

Ohio: Angst about Bain, Romney donors links to voting machine company | DOJ officials on duty to field voting complaints | Elections chief: 1.6M Ohioans use early voting | Lake County elections board hires former director Janet Clair as consultant | Judge delays decision on case of fired Ohio elections workers | Judge to hear provisional ballot argumentsColleges help students vote early

Oklahoma: Oklahoma voters prepare for Election Day

Oregon: Secretary of state candidates' debate gets heated at times

Pennsylvania: Some counties may ask to see ID on Election Day | Federal official to oversee election

Puerto Rico: First Circuit Court rules to preserve order in Puerto Rico elections

Texas: Camp County to reprint ballots--again | County elections office dials up help | Texas AG warns international election observers | More than 9,000 in El Paso County cast ballots on first day of early voting | Bexar replaces service member's ballot lost in Afghanistan crash | Curbside voting helps ensure more are heard | Corpus Christi gets wrong ballot, misses out on city election | Election officials worried about soldiers' vote

Utah: Disability advocates labor to ensure Utah polling places are accessible

Virginia: Va. congressmen ask for federal probe into vote fraud allegations | 'Voter Song' spreads info on absentee voting in Arlington

Washington: Some voters receive two ballots due to registration changes | Appellate court rules: No secrecy in ballot signatures

Wisconsin: Elections board keeps distance rules in place | GAB: Milwaukee voter registration eligibility problem corrected | City officials failed to check voters registering against felons list

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

October 23, 2012

National: Voter ID laws and election 2012 | Voter ID laws hurt Native Americans, advocates say | National tribal group focuses on voter ID laws | Vote by mail more prone to errors, study says | Why are elections on Tuesdays?

Alabama: Alabama officials urge lookout for voter fraud

Alaska: New this year for Alaska: Electronic voting

California: UVote voter registration system registers fewer students, centralizes process | Fresno County signed up voters until midnight | San Diego's election ballot translated for growing Chinese community | Santa Cruz County registers more voters than before thanks to online registration | Ventura County elections office stays busy with last-minute voter registrations | Half a million Californians register to vote online

Colorado: Voting officials work to verify ballots

Delaware: State gears up for Election Day | Delaware's polling place locator goes mobile

Florida: Election workers check voting machines | Dozens of Brevard absentee ballots get rejected | Q&A with: Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho | For many Florida ex-cons, voting booth is off-limits | Election officials warn of fake voter letter | Indian River elections supervisor requesting state investigate bogus letters

Georgia: Poll workers in Athens, precinct ready for Election Day

Hawaii: Report: State, county knew election worker plans to call in sick on election day | State, county knew of election 'blue flu'

Idaho: Voters face mess in November election when compared to primary

Illinois: 5,300 hit early-voting polls | For first time, early voting an option on campus | Not enough money in state budget to fully for election

Indiana: Voting machine critics worry about possible tampering | Record expected for early voting; lines seen out the door | Election Day gets closer, county clerk says allow extra time to vote | Avoid lone lines by voting early, Lake County elections director says | Clerk's office testing voting equipment

Iowa: Parents concerned about voting at North Star

Kansas: Candidates on the issues: Kansas voter ID laws

Kentucky: Kentucky secretary of state getting 'encouragement' on McConnell challenge | Authorities to watch for drug impact on election

Maryland: Translation problems with same-sex marriage referendum

Massachusetts: Scituate students learn importance of election process | City council discusses polling issues

Michigan: Hundreds of absentee ballots mailed in Auburn Hills haven't reached voters

Minnesota: Voter ID would require new legislation to fill in the blanks | E-book now available on the voting amendment and Minnesota's role in the 'voting wars' | Ritchie asks newspapers for amendment help | Why do we vote where we pray?

Montana: A little less than half of absentee voters return ballots so far

Nevada: Early voting opens in Nevada with long lines

New Hampshire: Registration mailings confusing NH voters

New Mexico: Voter turned away in possible ID mix-up| Groups take out ads hoping to combat voter suppression | Crowds pack early voting centers

New York: Schenectady Co. extends absentee voting hours | Lewis adds five election districts to accommodate villages' election switch

North Carolina: Confusion ballot for Hickory, Catawba County voters? | '112-year-old voters' a result of change in data collection, not voter fraud

Ohio: Elections officials have trouble reading calendar | Smaller counties prepared for final weekend early voting | Another election-related court ruling likely this week | Dems blast Ottawa County elections board for giving voters wrong info | Miami County continues voting without director

Oregon: Buehler outlines secretary of state platform | Oregon tries Windows tablets to help disabled voters

Pennsylvania: Spanish billboards give voters the wrong ID-ea | Voter ID law opponents receive no response from Commonwealth Court

Rhode Island: Rhode Island official resigns over ballot request by child killer

Tennessee: Powell early-voting site brings questions

Texas: Record number vote early in Jefferson County | Election sites swamped as voting opens | Early voting in Bexar County off to a strong but bumpy start | Bell County elections officials worried Fort Hood soldiers will cast invalid mail-in ballots | Extra eyes examine Dallas County voting

Vermont: Secretary of state agrees to Nov. 16 deadline for small number of overseas ballot count

Virginia: Virginia AG wants power to probe election issues | Despite new law, military absentee ballot requests fall

Washington: Some King Co. voters to get replacement ballots | King County elections unveils new voter app in time for general election | New ballots going to 1,422 Pierce County voters after printing error

West Virginia: Tennant reminds WV voters of verification procedures | Election season brings with it jobs

Wisconsin: Wis. elections officials to discuss complaints | Gates of Heaven polling place will remain

Monday, 22 October 2012

October 20-22, 2012

National News: Voter ID laws, registration challenges create hurdles for college students ahead of election | Maher scolds GOP on voter ID laws | Impact of states' voter laws could be difficult to identify | Getting to vote is getting harder | Voter intimidation fears renewed as Election Day nears | International monitors at US polling places draw criticism from voter fraud groups | 10 craziest places to vote | Despite e-voting improvements, audits still needed for ballot integrity | The voter-fraud myth

Alabama: Tea party offshoot working to clear names from voter rolls | Absentee ballots went out late for some Alabama counties | Secretary of state, AG to discuss election

Arizona: Voter ID fight finally reaches high court | Early ballot mix-up for Mesa Del residents

California: Mail-in ballots require more stamps | Election time approaches

Colorado: Mesa County voters break mail-in ballot record | Pair of defective mail-in ballots reported in Boulder County | Faith leaders to monitor polling places

Connecticut: Easton voting machines tested

Delaware: Find your polling place with a new app for your smartphone

Florida: Manatee elections counting machines get pre-vote test | Florida election officials to oversee duplication of flawed PBC ballots | Absentee ballots: Running late for some, doubling up for others | Dead woman among names on disputed voter forms | Pink paper doubles as secrecy sleeve in Indian River | Miami seniors: Early voting at their own pace | Hillsborough elections supervisor race pits leaders | Supervisor of elections candidates differ on outreach | Elections chief race is a battle of visions

Georgia: State: Locals decide when to report vote results | Fulton Co. hires election consultant | Fulton elections department to get help from a critic

Idaho: Expect late night, er, early morning Idaho election results, says Ada County clerk | Election officials plan on late night

Illinois: Mail option could boost early voting to record levels

Indiana: County tests voting machines | Late registrations keep election workers up late | Activists contend voting machine checks don't go far enough

Iowa: Floyd County warns about unrequested absentee ballots

Kansas: Kids Voting seeks help at polling sites

Kentucky: Precinct workers prepare for Nov. 6

Louisiana: St. Tammany voters have additional option for Nov. 6

Maryland: No voter registration 'bloat' in Maryland, study finds | Carroll's election director opens up about process

Massachusetts: No other East Longmeadow officials involved in alleged voter fraud scandal

Michigan: Johnson urges clerks to replace forms that have citizenship question | Ballots held up at post office

Minnesota: Setting up a one-day election takes months of work | Fine print to be determined by Legislature if voter ID passes

Mississippi: Hosemann's Office: No voter ID needed

Missouri: Postage won't stop state voters | Sites used as Jasper County voting places back in service after tornado

Montana: 15 percent have voted in Cascade County | Postage due: County foots the bill for unpaid postage on ballots

Nevada: Early voting problems | Clark County election officials prepare for early voting | Polling place managers take training

New Jersey: Wordy public questions on Hoboken's ballot could change elections | Somerset County clerk's office extends hours to mail ballot applications | NJ moves toward online voter registration

New Mexico: Dona Ana County early voting 'surpasses expectations'

New York: Forum offers voters a chance to prepare | Average age of elections inspectors drops

North Carolina: Record turnout for early voting, some complain over ballot confusion | Election officials track votes to ensure we only vote once | Board of elections holds emergency meeting

Ohio: Early voters get additional ballots after Ohio Supreme Court decision | Ohio has early voting, but other vote access issues remain | Voter fraud billboards that drew complaints will come down, Clear Channel says | SW Ohio elections director resigns | Elections chief asks end to flawed-ballot order | Polling places disappearing in Belmont Co. | Montgomery County elections director won't return this year | Absentee ballots still count if voters dies before election

Oklahoma: Election board demonstrates voting machine accessibility

Oregon: Secretary of state race in spotlight

Pennsylvania: Groups ask judge to stop outdated voter ID mailings | Pa. ads create confusion and fear on voter ID | ACLU to Pa.: Stop issuing false voter ID info | Officials clash at Piazza hearing | 55 years later, 'temporary' poll worker still smiling | Residual headaches from voter ID law

Rhode Island: Rhode Island handing out free voter ID cards | Cranston official: No absentee ballot for killer

South Carolina: Island not providing voter-registration services | Richland County offers off-site Saturday hours for absentee voters | Lowcountry students train to be poll workers

Tennessee: Voter ID ruling could come this week | Sullivan Co. voter purge 'timing is unfortunate'

Texas: Expanded area polling sites simplify early voting | Record-length ballot could test voters' patience | Secretary of state talks up elections process | AG questions voting act's constitutionality | Texas appeals DC court redistricting decision | Feds to monitor early voting in 2 counties | Electronic polling books come to Brazos County | Election officials prepping for early voting | The Texan behind the charge for voter ID laws | Commissioners to discuss additional election help

Virginia: Voting is vexing for Portsmouth ID theft victim | AG won't investigate worker arrested for dumping voter registrations

Washington: Some mail-in ballots need two stamps

Wisconsin: Absentee voting growing in Brookfield | Little-known change to voting law could cause major headache | New law puts transgender voting rights at risk | 3 dropped as voter registration workers after felonies flagged | Election clerks prepare for rush of early voting Monday | Popular straight-ticket voting abolished

Friday, 19 October 2012

October 19, 2012

National News: Nightmare scenarios worry both parties | Gains in voting-machine technologies could be cancelled out by errors introduced through mail and Internet voting | Millions lose access to polls, have votes go uncounted, report says | Election protection pushing mobile app amid voter ID worries | State parties praise federal hotline on election fraud, suppression | AFL-CIO prepares for 'election protection' | Swing-state billboards warning against voter fraud stir backlash | More Asian immigrants are finding ballots in their native language

Overseas Voting News: States struggling to meet deadlines for delivering absentee ballots

Alabama: Deadline for Alabama's absentee ballots for military and overseas voters extended

Arizona: Why Arizona's native voters are in peril

California: LA councilman, wife plead not guilty in voter fraud case | SJ registrar encouraged, surprised by recent swell in young county voters | Registrar reminds voters to add extra postage when mailing ballots | New mobile app allows voters to check voting status and procedure

Colorado: U.S. Attorney's office to look for vote fraud | Gessler gave self $1400 to cover expenses without receipts

Connecticut: New Haven reprinting absentee ballots because of missed question

District of Columbia: Prospects dim for corporate campaign donation ban

Florida: Hand-copying PBC ballots likely to lead to errors, lawsuits, election observers warn | Two vie for Flagler supervisors of elections post | Suwannee elections office gearing up for Nov. 6 | Duplicate absentee ballots worries couple | Elections officials prepare for Election Day | State looking at reports of people voting twice

Georgia: Voters can avoid long lines if they don't vote at library | Former Forsyth elections director will help Fulton

Hawaii: Printer blamed for mailing of duplicate ballots to Manoa

Illinois: Clerks lobby against election filing deadline on Christmas Eve

Indiana: Indiana agency sets hearing for man denied voter ID

Iowa: Johnson County auditor overspent equipment budget by $85K

Kansas: KanVote Action group protests Wichita DMV | County employees to help with Nov. 6 elections

Maryland: Group warns Md.'s online voter registration could lead to fraud | Disquiet over congressional map leads to call for reform

Massachusetts: Election Day observers are OK at Cape Cod polls

Michigan: Clerk predicts long lines at polls on Election Day | Zeeland Township clerk among those sued over military ballots

Minnesota: Advocate for the disabled says voter ID could create barriers | Split Cottage Grove city council says it opposes voter ID amendment | Election official: Absentee voting has problems

Missouri: Candidates at odds on voter ID laws | Sharp differences mark secretary of state race

Nevada: Washoe County makes final preparations for early voting

New Hampshire: Is a 'perfect storm' brewing for a long Election Day

New Jersey: Bergen County will absorb added mailing cost of heavier absentee ballots

New Mexico: Federal prosecutor to handle voting rights, fraud complaints on Election Day

New York: 250K voters in Monroe County to use new voting machines for the first time | In Dutchess County, battle brews over dorm dwellers' voting rights

North Carolina: Voters line up to cast ballots on first day of early voting | Long lines as NC early voting begins

Ohio: Election ruling causes changes | Early voting a controversial convenience

Pennsylvania: Voter ID opponents say state's ad campaign is misleading | Montgomery County to suspend voter photo ID card program | Glitch tied to ID laws

Rhode Island: RI reviewing instant-runoff voting

South Carolina: SCDP corrects voter ID flier circulated in Dorchester County

Tennessee: Voter ID law intact for now, court will make ruling soon | Voter ID appeal sharply questioned by judges

Texas: Ballot to be Bexar's biggest ever | Courthouse flooding concerns officials | County addresses potential precinct questions | Vaccinations to be offered near polling sites

Virginia: Phoenixville man with GOP ties arrested for tossing Va. voter forms

West Virginia: Officials test voting machines | Federal prosecutors in W.Va. to promote clean elections

Wisconsin: Winnebago County voting machines pass test run | GAB head emphasizes voter preparedness | Polling places not ADA complaint

Thursday, 18 October 2012

October 18, 2012

National News: The state of the U.S. election system | Report sees decline in voting glitches, but vote-by-mail sparks concern | Many strict election laws blocked

Arizona: Spanish speakers given wrong election date on Maricopa voter ID card | US Attorney announces past to combat voter fraud

California: Voting in honor of a veteran up and running | 544, online voter applications in program's first month | Handful of La Jolla voters have been without a polling place for 10 years | Registrars hopeful for better election | Counting ballots is no funny business | Ballot errors found | SF polling site gets the boot

Connecticut: Wilton Registrars: Election 2012 a 'perfect storm' | Manchester registrars say don't wait till last minute | New Haven reprinting absentee ballots because of missed question

Florida: Flier on elections office misleads | PBC voters registration dispute centers on request for new voter cards | Unsuspecting voters caught in GOP registration scandal | Questions raised about legality of PBC elections | Volusia elections supervisor: Outsourcing 'failed miserably' | Lee County voters get duplicate mail ballots | Pasco County computer election system speeds up voting process

Georgia: Numbers up for early voting

Guam: GEC makes sure Decision 2012 is squared away | GEC: Off-island deaths no accounted for

Hawaii: Manoa voters sent duplicate absentee ballots

Idaho: Boise State helps students with voter registration

Illinois: Winnebago County to conduct public test of voting machines

Indiana: Early voting, sort of

Iowa: US Attorney appoints election officer to respond to fraud complaints

Kansas: Sedgwick County sends out 60K advance ballots on first day | Drive to recall Kobach begins

Maryland: The perils of online voter registration

Massachusetts: Former East Longmeadow selectman pleads not guilty in voter fraud scandal

Michigan: Detroit city clerk urges voters to cast early ballots | Washtenaw County joins statewide effort to improve absentee ballot access for first-time voters

Minnesota: Carlson urges no vote on voter ID | No cases of voter impersonation found

Missouri: Candidates clash over photo ID | A look at Missouri secretary of state race | Election issues separate SOS candidates

Nevada: Preparations underway for early voting

New Jersey: Do-over for Vernon absentee ballots | Middlesex County residents warned of voter eligibilty hoax | Middlesex County BOE dispels voter misconceptions

New York: BOE adds early voting hours | BOE blunder leaves voters confused, worried about Election Day

North Carolina: Elections director in Forsyth: Expect lines at early voting sites

North Dakota: Ex-GOP leader fights ND Election Day campaign ban

Ohio: Summit County elections board has clam, short meeting | Montgomery County voters may have received wrong polling place information

Oklahoma: New voting machine helps visually impaired cast their ballots

Pennsylvania: York County election officials address ballot confusion | Advocates say Pa. slow on voter ID re-education efforts

Rhode Island: RI voting commission reviews possible voting changes | Officials prep for voter fraud issues | RI commission reviews IRV proposal

South Carolina: Con-'fusion': Candidate appears twice on ballot--it's not a mistake | Lawmakers mulling early voting bill

Tennessee: More problems for early voters in Shelby County | Early voting starts with surge | Appeals court to hear arguments on voter ID law | Voters lined up out the door as early voting begins | For early voters, convenience wins out

Texas: Bexar County ballots to be the longest ever

Utah: Voter information available for blind and disabled | Tremea honored by the Election Center

Virginia: Discarded filled-out voter forms in Va. spur probe | Arlington election officials prepare for record number of absentee ballots

Washington: Extra postage required for return

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

October 17, 2012

National News: Police: We don't expect Election Day riots

Arizona: Maricopa County elections dept. admits error on date of general election on voter ID cards

Arkansas: Election commission finalizes Election Day plans

California: Mail-only balloting bothers some voters | 4500 mail ballots delayed for Santa Cruz County voters

Colorado: GOP, Ortiz clash over election judges

Connecticut: Merrill works with DAS to ensure smooth voter system operation

Florida: Does your vote count? The over-vote worries | Gaetz backs jail time for voter registration fraud | Lee Co.: No add'l suspicious voter forms discovered | Voters seeing delays for absentee ballots in Volusia County | Lee County voters get duplicate mail ballots | Judge reviews absentee ballots in disputed house race

Guam: GEC starts village voter registration

Indiana: Lake County: No repeat of 2008 election results this year | Minor glitch gets quick fix on first day of satellite voting

Kansas: Counties blamed for school ID voting confusion | DMV-elections portal won't be ready by January | State: Voters don't have to have IDs scanned at polls

Maryland: Voter ID in Frederick County? | Maryland's online voter registration files are vulnerable to attack, researchers say

Massachusetts: Town clerk clarifies 'inactive voters' issue | Jack Villamanio arrested for voter fraud case | Absentee voting becoming more popular

Michigan: Cash-strapped Detroit gets massive bill for November ballot | Voters get absentee ballots without instructions

Minnesota: Filling in blanks about voter ID | Church council joins voter ID opposition | Dodge County voter ID cost $70K-plus | Poll: Support slips for voter ID amendment

Mississippi: Injunction denied by court in Hinds redistricting

Missouri: Voters to sign in with electronic tablets | In race for secretary of state Kandler and Schoeller emphasize their differences

Nebraska: Secretary of state says voting early increase over years' past

Nevada: Election officials prepare for early voting, general election

New York: Student voting regulations raise tensions | Some voters weren't informed about new polling places because mailman stashed notices in locker

North Carolina: Supplemental ballots in Harnett County

North Dakota: ND voting requirements not the norm

Ohio: US Supreme Court refuses to block lower court ruling on early voting in Ohio | Group contests voter rolls | Advocates to Husted: Rethink absentee ballot directive | 3 people indicted for felony vote fraud | Husted says he disagrees with court ruling but will follow it | Husted: Boards can't notfiy absentee voters of errors

Pennsylvania: PECO admits to sending incorrect voter ID info to 1.3M customers | Montco continues issuing voter photo ID cards | Driver license centers closed Nov. 5

South Carolina: Federal panel hears SC Senate primary appeal

South Dakota: Decision puts responsibility for ballot statements on secretary of state

Tennessee: Early voting begins with new ID requirements | Election commission prepares for early voting | Majority of Knox County votes expected to be cast during early voting

Texas: Lawmaker who battled voter ID dies

Utah: Write-in process explained

Vermont: Secretary of state: Vote tallies may not be official till after Thanksgiving

Virginia: Investigation launched over trashed voter registration forms | Ex-felon gets voting rights restored | Isle of Wight supervisors to mull pre-clearance waiver Thursday

Wisconsin: Alma Center clerk errs in need for ID to vote Nov. 6

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

October 16, 2012

National News: Fraud, fights & failures | State voting-law cases test Supreme Court's politics | Early voting makes vote-by-mail states loo like late comers

Overseas Voting News: Experts: Ballot requests from overseas service members lag

Alabama; After hoaxes and misinformation, party leaders join probate judge to clarify voter ID laws

Arizona: Voter ID appeal headed for high court | High court to Ariz. voter-registration case | County warning voters not to give early ballots to others to turn in | Pima County makes it easier for smartphone users to locate polling places

California: State hotline provides inaccurate voter registration deadline | Voter fraud found in Vernon election, new winner named | Voting officials say counting ballots sooner could clear up confusion in ranked-choice voting | Dept. of elections announces creation of election fraud hotline | League helps youth register to vote, early

Colorado: Colorado Ethics Watch calls for criminal investigation of Gessler's travel to GOP events | Election activist files complaint against county | Almost 2M mail ballots go out in Colorado today

Connecticut: State working out voter registration computer kinks

Florida: Possibility of double voting a real concern in Florida | Thousands of voters continue to wait for their absentee ballots

Georgia: Some early voters in Bibb County greeted by hour-long wait | Two hour waits reported on first day of early voting | Voting could take longer this election in Muscogee County

Indiana: State offers online preview of your ballot | U.S. Attorney promises extra help to investigate voter fraud

Maryland: To avoid Election Day lines, vote early | MD BOE asks state to investigate MontCo electioneering

Massachusetts: Mansfield attorney on panel discussing voter ID | Worcester staffs-up for clean elections

Minnesota: Voter opposition goes up on airwaves

Mississippi: NAACP lawsuit seeks new districts, new election

Missouri: Couple worried victims of election registration scam

Montana: Record number ask for absentee ballots

Nevada: Deadline brings out late voter registration surge

New Hampshire: Absentee ballot requests up, but that isn't open to everybody

New Mexico: Duran wants federal court to handle straight-ticket lawsuit

New York: Bloomberg: Moving NYC primaries 'a terrible idea' | Council to BOE: Pull yourselves together | Fort Drum helps soldiers process absentee ballot paper work

North Carolina: Duke, elections board agree to address verifications | Hickory repays county fees for referendum vote | NC voter 'pre-registration' law draws national attention | Flu shots offered during early voting

Ohio: Courts have yet to resolve Ohio election fights | Suit aims to protect arrestees' voting rights | Juniata County BOE seeks employees

Oregon: Secretary of state candidates speak | Brown defends record; challenger seeks to be first successful statewide GOP candidate in a decade

Pennsylvania: Voters will be asked to show photo ID, but don't need to | Mailing to retired city workers says photo ID needed | DA wants fraud probe

South Carolina: SC could join early voting trend in 2016 | New voting rules won't stop absentee fraud

Texas: Hart InterCivic announces Ron Clevenger as vice president of sales | LULAC sues county over voter purges

Virginia: Fairfax in need of poll workers | Voter registrars report a rush to register | Local man finds several voter applications in his store dumpster

Wisconsin: Woman convicted of voter fraud charges | Romney campaign sues over absentee ballots in Wisconsin

Monday, 15 October 2012

October 13-15, 2012

National News: Voter registration rolls in 2 states are called vulnerable to hackers | As Election Day nears, voter ID laws still worry some, encourage others | Online voter registration helps bulk up voter rolls | Study: Helping young adults to vote sets life-long democratic habit

Overseas Voting News: States blasted for late absentee ballots

Alabama: Former secretary of state Jim Bennett sees a future in history | Avoid polling place problems

Arizona: Pima county recorder seeks re-election | Fake write-in votes cost the county

California: Registrar of voters is preparing for and testing for upcoming elections | California online voter registration proves popular | SF to release preliminary ranked-choice votes on election night

Colorado: Gessler continues to stir things up | Local election costs on the rise

Connecticut: McMahon not laughing at Bridgeport voting joke

Florida: Two seek supervisor of elections job | Absentee ballots: Easy to cast, open to fraud | Osceola elections supervisor's race has its share of controversy | Experience versus new blood compete in supervisor election | Florida not among states that cross-check registration for double-voting | Volusia Co. absentee ballots missing pages, information | Hernando elections chief hopefuls focus on integrity, efficiency | Absentee ballot delays worry some voters | Vote by mail postage could be tricky

Georgia: Some Douglasville voters will be forced to vote twice

Idaho: County voters to receive mailers with polling place information

Illinois: College take leap into voter registration | Equipment to make voting in Champaign County a snap

Indiana: From levers to touch screens: A brief history of Tippecanoe voting technology | Concerns mount over electronic voting | Republican again nixes satellite voting sites in Marion County

Maryland: Five questions with Stuart Harvey, election director

Michigan: Secretary of state's office now works to ensure no citizenship check-off box | Absentee ballots late for Michigan troops | Lansing city clerk weighs in after absentee ballots delayed | Michigan sues 24 municipalities for sending absentee ballots overseas late

Minnesota: Voter ID foes decry unfairness to seniors | Voter ID questions readers still want answered | Veterans in thick of photo ID struggle | Judge hears senator's photo ID complaint against Ritchie

Missouri: Secretary of state race picks up | Kander attacks Schoeller's past connections

Montana: Deja vu: Old rivals battle anew for secretary of state | Voters prefer absentee ballots

Nebraska: John Gale: Strong election turnout would honor history, vets

Nevada: Washoe county registrar temporarily on medical leave | Latino rights group alleges voter intimidation in Nevada

New Jersey: As deadline approaches, email scam surfaces

New York: Plan to move primary from September to June could shake up mayoral race | Council tests BOE preparedness ahead of election

North Carolina: NC high schools hold voter registration drives | Duke refuses election staff's request for student info | Redistricting might confuse some voters

Ohio: Voter fraud billboards will stay | Texas, 14 other states back Ohio elections chief in early voting dispute | Secretary of state appeals early voting ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

Pennsylvania: Schools use presidential election to teach kids about voting | County voters to be asked for photo IDs | Montgomery County Voter Services stay busy this weekend with voter registration forms | Concern over backlog of city voter registrations | Election director has busy week

South Carolina: Civil rights groups won't appeal SC voter ID decision

South Dakota: Judge rules Gant must reprint pamphlets

Tennessee: New site proposed for Anderson County election office | Tennessee voter ID law challenge continues as early voting begins

Texas: Latinos and African Americans targeted by voter purges, lawsuit alleges | State revises method of purging voter rolls | Texas, 14 other states back Ohio elections chief in early voting dispute

Vermont: Vermont to fight DOJ lawsuit

West Virginia: Behind the Scenes: Marion County election

Wisconsin: Absentee voting popularity grows

Wyoming: Justice Dept. to oversee Wyoming election

Friday, 12 October 2012

October 12, 2012

National News: New election system promises to help catch voting machine problems | Astronaut Suni Williams talks dessert, voting and triathlons from space | Latinos less certain than others about voting, Pew survey says

Alabama: Meeting in Baldwin County will address voter and election issues | Chapman films PSA about 2012 general election | Familiar Democratic donkey gone from Ala. ballot

Arizona: Two-thirds of state voting by mail

California: Young voters lead surge in online registration | Voter registration issues, fewer polling places cause concern | Error forces reprinting of Dixon ballots | Students participating in election work set new record

Colorado: Gessler says death threats prompted early return from RNC

District of Columbia: Washington area election officials prepare for high turnout, confusion at polls

Florida: With on touch, Brevard kids get feel for voting | State takes over forgery cases in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa | Manatee supervisor of elections candidates discuss voting issues | Human error a concern in hand-copying PBC votes | Broward limits absentee ballot drop offs to 5 | Martinez drops lawsuit over absentee ballots in losing race for mayor

Georgia: Fulton will start early voting without outside help

Illinois: DuPage County having trouble finding bilingual election judges | Honors for local election judges, poll workers

Indiana: Indiana's voter ID law sets stage for legal battle that goes back to a name change from long ago | Marion County officials again consider satellite voting sites

Kansas: Proofreader ends 29-year tenure at secretary of state's office

Maryland: Voter ID proposal heads to public hearing | State mailings erroneously told 22K voters they weren't registered | Bring your reading glasses to the voting booth | Washington area election officials prepare for high turnout, confusion at polls

Massachusetts: Former Marlborough candidate gets community service in voter fraud case

Michigan: Are non-U.S. citizens voting in Michigan? | Lengthy ballot could cause Election Day confusion | Clerk asks voters for patience at the polls

Minnesota: Absentee voting more popular this year; state sees requests top 100K month before election

Montana: Big Horn County official disputed allegations in voting rights lawsuit | Native Americans sue over lack of election services on Montana reservations

Nevada: Voter registration fraud cases not widespread, election officials say

New Hampshire: NH clerks brace for long lines as students register to vote

New Jersey: More voters requesting mail-in ballots this year, county clerk says | Media sue NJ over Election Day bar

New Mexico: NM lawsuit seeks straight party ticket voting | Group caught telling poll challenger trainees to demand voter ID responds to controversy | Secretary of state facing lawsuit

New York: NCYCLU, Brennan Center urge Dutchess to remove 'barrier' to college student voter registration

North Carolina: Voter ID court case in SC could affect NC law | NAACP visits jail, helps inmates register to vote

Ohio: State and city leaders calling for voter fraud billboards to come down | Husted restricts methods to notify voters of absentee ballot errors | Federal appeals court says Ohio must count provisional ballots

Pennsylvania: Pa. sending mixed messages on voter ID requirements | Some PennDOT centers providing wrong information about voter ID

South Carolina: Opponents react to voter ID law being upheld | Voter ID law not causing headaches for Grand Strand elections offices

Tennessee: Voter ID foes have hope | A look at the history of election problems in Shelby County

Texas: LULAC sues county over voter registration

Utah: Utah puts 76K inactive voters on hold

Vermont: DOJ sues Vt. over overseas ballots

Virginia: Some HU students concerned about voter registration, ID theft | McDonnell restores voting rights on 4KWashington area election officials prepare for high turnout, confusion at polls

West Virginia: Challenger contests secretary of state's record

Wisconsin: Here come 'da judges