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Thursday, 11 October 2012

October 11, 2012

National News: Controversy over state photo ID laws for voting continues to heat up | iPad Democracy: With new online voter registration, canvassers go paperless | Disabled voters face Election Day challenges | At polling places, some fear monitors will challenge some legitimate voters, intimidate others

Alabama: Council seat tie broken by absentee ballots | Voting problems nipped in bud

California: Asians have lowest voter registration, turnout in San Diego | Galt sample ballots are incomplete, new booklets to be sent via mail | Mailing back that weighty ballot will cost 65 cents

Colorado: Colorados' voter website plagued with delays | Gessler defends using state funds for trip

Connecticut: Voter database plagued by glitches | Registrar change on Brookfield ballot

Florida: Pasco schools draw fire over voter registration controversy | No bad GOP voter registration forms found in Pinellas | Challengers spar for Manatee elections supervisor post | Early voting causing lines across Fla. | Want your vote to count? Be sure to sign your absentee ballot | Officials on alert for subtle voting fraud | Bucher: 6K bad absentee ballots have to be counted by hand to avoid machine error | Pages missing in several absentee ballots mailed to voters | Elections supervisor: I'm purging those felons | In trial run, voters learn that long ballots could mean long waits

Georgia: Georgia's Democrats may challenge voter ID law in court | State to move voter registration online

Hawaii: Ethics board deadlocks on Yagong investigation

Indiana: Clerk changes voter registration travel edict

Kentucky: Current, former secretaries of state in spotlight

Maryland: Young to produce voter ID bill for Frederick County | State officials not concerned about voter-registration fraud | Mailing causes consternation for some voters | Eastport polling place center of controversy

Massachusetts: Special traffic and parking plan for Election Day | Woburn holding drive-through voter registration

Michigan: Johnson to go along with citizenship ballot ruling | Johnson won't appeal citizenship ruling | Busy, busy: Clerk handles uptick in voter signups

Minnesota: If amendment passes, work on law's details remains | Voter ID bill faces opposition | Voter ID will cost as much as $500K | Kiffmeyer, Carlson clash on voting amendment's costs and effects

Missouri: St. Charles County printing thousands of extra ballots for Election Day

Montana: Montana tribes demand equal access to early voting

Nebraska: Nebraska group files voting-rights complaint

New Jersey: Judge allows special election to go ahead | Cumberland County clerk raises concerns voter alleged mail-in ballot shenanigans

New Mexico: Training of poll workers investigated

New York: Queens voters forced to trek a mile after polling place swap

North Carolina: Mecklenburg BOE bracing for deadline | New Hanover elections board verifying info | Former elections employees out of luck, special judge rules

Ohio: More than 106K used new online tool to update voter info | 45K Cuyahoga County mail-in ballots could cause some confusion | Absentee ballots cause for concern for some Cuyahoga County voters | County BOE taps next deputy director

Oregon: Automated calls generate concern among recipients | Ralph Nader blasts Kate Brown in new radio ad

Pennsylvania: Ask Corbett administration about voter ID appeal, and the word is mumPennsylvania riding the national wave of voter-restriction laws

South Carolina: Court upholds SC voter ID law | SC voter ID law upheld, with safeguards | Some unsure of new voter ID law | AG Alan Wilson issues statement on voter ID ruling | Horry County opens 2nd absentee voting location to accommodate demand | 17K voters sign up online

South Dakota: Lawmaker seeks remake of ballot guide

Tennessee: State official: Voter ID not expected to be a problem Nov. 6

Texas: Local elections office busy on last day of voter registration | State revises method of purging voter rolls

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board member questions primary results

Virginia: Error on Va. voter-registration form apt to disqualify | County officials waiting for DOJ OK of bond wording

Wisconsin: Confusion over voter registration

Wyoming: Sprecher appointed to oversee election fraud complaints in Wyoming on Nov. 6

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

October 10, 2012

National News: Presidential campaigns target new citizens | As voter ID opponents winning the battle, but losing the war? | Transgender voters left in cold with patchwork of ID laws | Ex-felons can't vote in four states | OPM: Feds should 'rarely' need time off to vote

Alabama: Parking lot full at voting location, but not because of turnout

Alaska: Juneau municipal election results certified

Arizona: County out $6K on ballot reprints

Arkansas: Area election officials need more poll workers

California: Sac County ballots to weigh more, cost more postage for mail-in | Fresno County gearing up for the election

Colorado: Taxpayers funded part of Gessler's RNC trip | Voter registration site slammed, secretary of state's office doubles number of servers | Local officials weigh in on voter registration issues | New voters wreak havoc on secretary of state's online registration system

Connecticut: Father to succeed son as Brookfield GOP registrar

Florida: Ballot snafu draws fears of voter confusion in court elections | Mayor: Illegal voters still voting in Broward | 4 felons sent absentee ballots in Broward | Longer ballots mean more absentee postage

Georgia: New elections director says county is ready for November

Idaho: Ada County absentee ballots won't be returned for insufficient postage

Illinois: Grace period begins for voters who miss state registration deadline | Report: Voter fraud not a big problem in Illinois

Indiana: First day of early voting in Tippecanoe County going smoothly | Officials busy on Kentucky, Indiana voter registration deadline day | Some military men and women still waiting on absentee ballots

Kentucky: Officials busy on Kentucky, Indiana voter registration deadline day | Secretary of state helps sign up voters

Maryland: 8K registered voters told they're not by state board | At College Park, students register to vote with a click

Michigan: Huron, Tuscola County clerks look to avoid problems of 2010 election

Minnesota: Photo ID amendment: Fraud buster or expensive boondoggle | If voter amendment passes, work on law's details remains | Voter ID advocates, opponents face off in Maplewood forum | Complaint against Ritchie to be heard Friday | Ramsey County board votes to oppose amendment

Montana: Record number of absentee ballots hit Missoula mail

Nebraska: Complaint over voting machines filed against Lancaster County election commission | Blind woman files complaint against election commission | Secretary of state releases statement regarding HAVA complaint

New Hampshire: No ruling on voter registration pre-election | NH Supreme Court: New voter registration requirements likely on hold for Nov. 6

New Mexico: AG announces investigation into voter suppression

New York: Critics blast system as flawed as voter registration nears end

North Carolina: Homeless voter registration push in Durham

Ohio: Husted to appeal early vote ruling | Husted appeals early voting ruling to Supreme Court | Marion Co. elections director sworn in | County elections board mum | Officials leaning toward weekend voting | Fired elections workers as to be reinstated | Elections officials want special vote delayed

Oregon: Secretary of state hopefuls square off in Bend | Challengers claim Brown is failing to do the job

Pennsylvania: Post-Gazette loses lawsuit to enter polling places

Puerto Rico: Judge: Mail-in ballots for bedridden Puerto Ricans

Tennessee: After courts reject library card as voter ID, Memphis appeals requirement

Texas: Potential voters rush to meet voter registration deadline | Taylor County election office works to properly purge names of deceased voters | Kendall elections officials swamped with work | Registration finished, election staff prepare for upcoming voting

Utah: Utah Dems voice concern over dropped 'inactive' voters

Virginia: Curbside voting is offered in parts of Southwest Virginia | It was neck-and-neck on first day of satellite absentee voting | Technology to speed up voting in Stafford

West Virginia: Opponent critical of secretary of state

Wisconsin: State elections board warns about confusing mailers

Tuesday, 09 October 2012

October 9, 2012

National News: All mail elections beneficial in some states | Four controversial changes to 2012 election rules

Alabama: Alabaster, Chelsea, Pelham, Helena among Shelby County runoff elections

Arizona: Pima County readies its aged counting devices for election | Some Mesa voters to be sent to Tempe polls on Election Day | Prop 121 would end partisan primaries

California: Few early voters seen at Tulare County elections office | California makes it easier to vote, unlike other states

Colorado: County clerks blast Gessler for 'errors and oversights' | Voter signature investigations | Election activists, Boulder County clerk spar over absentee ballots

Florida: In voter registration fraud case, it's not Mickey Mouse you have to worry about | As voter registration deadline looms, PBC elections supervisor helps hundreds | Pinellas extends elections office hours | Printing error on Collier absentee ballots

Guam: In-office voting begins at Guam election commission

Illinois: Illinois law requires offices to be open until 5pm Christmas Eve for election filings

Iowa: There's a new app for voting in Iowa

Kansas: Voters' ID rules clarified

Kentucky: Ky. county moving polling places, sites or sale

Maryland: Maryland officials not concerned about voter-registration fraud | Mayor says community center safe for voters

Michigan: Johnson drops citizenship checkbox from ballot | Clinton Township renews efforts to dump clerk | Absentee ballots could account for nearly one-third of Genesee County voters

Minnesota: Voter ID: Arne Carlson, Mary Kiffmeyer to debate amendment Tuesday

Missouri: As registration deadline looms, officials announce Saturday ballot times

Montana: Elections coming to a close for some in Montana

Nevada: Online system registered 34,867 new voters

New Hampshire: Voter ID voucher offered by NH secretary of state | Photo ID vouchers available for voters

New Mexico: RR voters herded to five voting sites

North Carolina: NC governor says she's proud of voter ID veto | Republicans lead in absentee ballot requests

Ohio: Early voting limits impact black voters disproportionately study says | Absentee ballots could make a big difference in Ohio | Cuyahoga County BOE prepares for a busy Tuesday

Oregon: Suspicious robocalls warn of voter registration problems

Pennsylvania: ID aside, one task remains for would-be voters: Registering

South Carolina: Online voter registration is a hit, but fewer register this year in SC

Texas: Voter ID push likely will be renewed | Hays County considers effects on proposed ID law | Travis County preparing for more choices, longer ballots in November | County, Clear Channel partner to inform voters that early voting starts Oct. 22 | Officials make final push to register voters before Tuesday's deadline

Utah: State poll workers prepare for early voting | Utah purges tens of thousands from voter rolls

Virginia: Election edict tests Fairfax County | Some absentee ballot applications don't go directly to state board of elections

Washington: Elections officials urge Washington voters not to procrastinate

Wisconsin: Wisconsin elections board warns about confusing mailers | Absentee ballots get numbered to smooth election night

Monday, 08 October 2012

October 6-8, 2012

National News: Error and fraud at issue as absentee voting raises | Easier access to ballots is pushed by Democrats | State voter ID laws end up in the judiciary's lap | AALDEFF to poll 10K voters and document voting problems in 14 states on Election Day

Alabama: Tension between local officials over elections equipment continues | DOJ pre-clears new Alabama legislative districts

Alaska: Sitka election unchanged after absentee count

Arizona: County recorder's office gears up for early voters | Elections officials: Sign early-ballot envelopes

California: California's top-two voting system changes campaigns, but will it alter governance? | Election workers starting to fear downtown Stockton | State simplifies absentee voting for military, overseas voters

Colorado: Saguache County settles with election activist | Pueblo GOP disturbed over fraud potential

District of Columbia: DC's online absentee ballot request form is broken

Florida: Voting registration guru has 'history of suspicion' | Pasco elections chief, pro-Obama campaign make peace | One man's election challenge continues | Election supervisor refutes company's claim | Absentee ballots being mailed in Miami-Dade

Georgia: Fulton elections board member swayed hiring

Hawaii: Big Island reporter files ethics complaint against Hawaii County clerk

Illinois: Voter ID law would knock out 1 in 10 voters

Maryland: Cummings launches probe on voter registration challenges | Voter registration fraud no concern for Maryland elections officials

Massachusetts: Town clerk offers extended voter registration sessions | Homeless shelter pushes voter registration | Sen. Brown blasts Galvin over military voting rights

Michigan: Voting rights coalition argues against citizenship check-off box | Experts: Secretary of state for years registered non-citizens to vote | No citizenship check needed to vote, judge rules

Minnesota: Voter ID issues addressed in debate | Military voting in the spotlight in photo ID campaign | Some Mankato council members oppose voter ID | Judge rules state can't prohibit voting by those under court-appointed guardianship

Mississippi: Thompson seeks federal rejections of Miss. voter ID | Hinds County absentee ballots problem resolved

Montana: First round of mail ballots goes out Monday | SOS race: Contest pits McCulloch, Johnson in rematch | Absentee ballots dramatically increase

Nebraska: Secretary of state's new hire

New Hampshire: Gardner weighs in on voter registration law

New Jersey: Union County clerk extends Saturday office hours

New York: What's old is new for state's lever-voting machines | Glitch found in NYs online voter registration tool | Upstate student's voter registration denied | Digital signatures creating headaches for election officials | Dems pick new commissioner for Oneida County BOE

Ohio: New poll workers get training | Early voting reinstated for three days before Election Day | Sell to fill vacant elections board seat | Misprints confuse county voters | Secretary of state scolds Democrats | Final 3 days of early voting restored | Analysis of Cuyahoga County voting finds cutback on in-person balloting hits minorities most

Pennsylvania: Straight-party voters face a tangled ticket | Citizens' Voice petitions court to release Piazza emails

Rhode Island: RI Supreme Court denies manual recount in Pawtucket House race | Two elections board members opt to forgo $7K stipend

South Carolina: Ex-cons unsure of voting rights | SC election officials push for early voting

Tennessee: Voter ID law bring Memphians out on Saturday

Texas: Crowded ballot leaves some concerned that voters won't scroll to bottom

U.S. Virgin Islands: Recount confirms St. Thomas-St. John result

Virginia: Ex-city councilwoman still waiting for voter registration card | Va. felons face slew of hurdles to regain voting rights | NAACP wants Va. ex-felons' voting rights restored

Wyoming: State treasurer, longtime state official Joe Meyer dies

Friday, 05 October 2012

Oct. 5, 2012

National News: GOP operative long trailed by allegations of voter fraud | Voter registration deadlines begin passing this week

Alabama: Council president candidate, election official set to square off in court

Arizona: Voter fraud watchers aim for 5K observers at Arizona polls

California: Napa County invites the public to observe election process | Online voter signups fuel record at LA County registrar | Incomplete sample ballots sent to some Santa Paula area voters

Colorado: DA investigating firm for voter registration violations | Gessler: Left doesn't care about voter fraud | Fort Collins resident 'shocked' when his wife is asked to prove voter status | Controversy grows as Hall denies excluding ballot activists from printer | Rogue election group takes on county clerk

Florida: Judge: Florida voter purge can go on

Hawaii: ACLU of Hawaii releases voting rights guide | Hawaii County clerk to meet state elections chief | Hawaii County reacts to state's elections takeover | Kawauchi agrees to work with state elections office

Indiana: Voting machines being tested in preparation of November elections | Get prepared now for what to do on Election Day

Iowa: Two more people charged with election fraud

Kansas: Activist petitions to have Kobach recalled

Kentucky: Secretary of state invites schools to participate in mock election program | Some Bell County precincts changing locations

Michigan: County clerk to stay open until midnight for voter registration | Citizenship question for voters faces federal court test Friday | Judge denies motion, orders Johnson in court Friday

Minnesota: GOP senators say Ritchie campaigns against voter ID amendment | Ritchie accused of overstepping his office | Judge says man with guardian may vote

Montana: Montanans increasingly vote absentee

Nevada: Court upholds conviction in ACORN registration case

New Hampshire: With potluck, Amherst Dems want to clear up confusion about voter ID | Gardner weighs in on voter ID law | Lawyer, judge clash over voter registration law

New Mexico: Pearce: Demand voter ID even though it's not the law | Poll challenger training by county GOP draws criticism

New York: Elections board approves larger font for ballots | Lever-style voting machines extended through 2014 | Resident utilize voter registration service on DMV website

North Carolina: In Iredell, 30 different election ballots | Cumberland County training poll workers for fall voting sites Election, Wave Transit to promote one another in voter turnout boost

Ohio: Washington County adds new poll workers | Elections board chief battles cancer, inspires others | Misprints confuse county voters | Elections office locked during voting hours in error | Rep. Reece, clergy request federal elections monitors for general elections | Sharon residents assigned new polling place

Pennsylvania: Voter ID delay wins thumbs up from Monroe County Dems | Kirkland urges state to revamp voter ID ads after court ruling

Tennessee: Election commission prepares for early voting | Memphis appeals voter ID requirement ruling

Texas: Lubbock County elections administrator explains voter registration | County election commission hears concerns | Basin election officials respond to new decision over purging dead people | Cameron County tackles election issues

Vermont: They're casting ballots in Vermont, but  no early voting in the Granite State

Wisconsin: GAB will not seek extension in absentee ballot returns | Elections board won't seek deadline extension for military voters

October 5, 2012

National News: GOP operative long trailed by allegations of voter fraud | Voter registration deadlines begin passing this week

Alabama: Council president candidate, election official set to square off in court

Arizona: Voter fraud watchers aim for 5K observers at Arizona polls

California: Napa County invites the public to observe election process | Online voter signups fuel record at LA County registrar | Incomplete sample ballots sent to some Santa Paula area voters

Colorado: DA investigating firm for voter registration violations | Gessler: Left doesn't care about voter fraud | Fort Collins resident 'shocked' when his wife is asked to prove voter status | Controversy grows as Hall denies excluding ballot activists from printer | Rogue election group takes on county clerk

Florida: Judge: Florida voter purge can go on

Hawaii: ACLU of Hawaii releases voting rights guide | Hawaii County clerk to meet state elections chief | Hawaii County reacts to state's elections takeover | Kawauchi agrees to work with state elections office

Indiana: Voting machines being tested in preparation of November elections | Get prepared now for what to do on Election Day

Iowa: Two more people charged with election fraud

Kansas: Activist petitions to have Koback recalled

Kentucky: Secretary of state invites schools to participate in mock election program | Some Bell County precincts changing locations

Michigan: County clerk to stay open until midnight for voter registration | Citizenship question for voters faces federal court test Friday | Judge denies motion, orders Johnson in court Friday

Minnesota: GOP senators say Ritchie campaigns against voter ID amendment | Ritchie accused of overstepping his office | Judge says man with guardian may vote

Montana: Montanans increasingly vote absentee

Nevada: Court upholds conviction in ACORN registration case

New Hampshire: With potluck, Amherst Dems want to clear up confusion about voter ID | Gardner weighs in on voter ID law | Lawyer, judge clash over voter registration law

New Mexico: Pearce: Demand voter ID even though it's not the law | Poll challenger training by county GOP draws criticsim

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Thursday, 04 October 2012

October 4, 2012

National News: Absentee ballots gain popularity despite warnings of potential voter fraud | Battle continues on who can vote and how

Alaska: Complaint says district broke election laws

Arkansas: Pine Bluff election moves forward in 2012 | Faulkner County to have off-site early voting for the first time in history

California: Sacramento County will use machines to count votes | Vote counting open to public | More thank 200K use online voter registration in first two weeks | Online voter registration hugely popular | Voter fraud complaints in Riverside County probed | Online registration boosts voter rolls sharply, officials say

Colorado: Voters who answered citizenship check get thanks

Connecticut: State investigating complaint by West Hartford registrar

Florida: FDLE launches criminal investigation into voter registration forms by GOP vendor | Suspect voter registrations in Broward? Elections chief won't say | Fla. elections supervisors ordered to review GOP voter forms for possible fraud | Pro-Obama campaign, Pasco elections chief spar over voting information | Robo voter calls causing confusion at elections office | Huge ballot likely to test voters' concentration, patience | Elections officials told to save docs, prepare for court

Georgia: Decision pending on alleged election fraud

Hawaii: State takes over Big Island elections

Illinois: If Illinois had a voter ID law, 685K residents could not vote | Thousands of Chicago immigrants get help registering to vote | County has nearly 6K 'inactive' voters

Iowa: Schultz blasts audit request

Kansas: Activists say they'll seek to recall Kobach | Kobach: Only public high school IDs valid for voting

Louisiana: New, smaller districts create voting machine shortage

Massachusetts: Gloucester's Ward 2 voters to share polling place

Michigan: Johnson asks judge to excuse her from court hearing | Charlotte's absentee voters mistakenly told to mail ballots to West Bloomfield address | Voters should ignore citizenship question on ballot, clerk says

Minnesota: Some black leaders say goal of voter ID requirement to suppres vote

Mississippi: DOJ's voter ID request criticized | Delay in Hinds county absentee voting | Hosemann wants military absentee voting extended for three counties

Nevada: Delays in online voter registration system

New Hampshire: Town will use optical scanner on Election Day | Clinton criticizes NH voter ID law in UNH speech

New Jersey: Bogus emails confusing NJ voters

New York: Training video created for election judges | Chautauqua County BOE enhances voter language access

North Carolina: Raleigh voter found party affiliation changed | Forsyth Co. judge dismisses lawsuit against elections chief | 163 deceased citizens remain on county voter rolls | Gaston's elections director: 'I like to be prepared'

Ohio: Ohio State email can serve as election ID for students | Ballot's font size required by law

Oklahoma: OSB tests new voting machines | Voting for the blind now easier with new machines

Pennsylvania: Commissioners briefed on Election Day readiness | After ruling, Pa. scrambles to pull voter ID ads | Pa. voter ID law delay prompts outreach shifts | Voter ID education push gets extra time | Ruling on voter ID law draws positive reaction | Election board shifts Oxford polls

Tennessee: Poll procedures still worry voters | Options cited for new voter ID law | TN voter ID laws should be removed, attorney says in emergency appeal | Elections chief: voters getting message about ID law | First-time TN voters face challenges | Judge sentences woman to 22 years for elections official's murder

Texas: More dead voters letters sent to black areas of Houston | State: No voters will be purged for not responding to 'dead' letters | Online registration hoax could put Texas voters off line at the polls

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas-St. John board of elections decides details of recount

Virginia: County gets ready | Election board says it has completed delivery of 4.6M voter registration cards

Washington: Democrats target Republican hold on secretary of state office

West Virginia: Initiative focuses on educating disabled voters

Wisconsin: DA: Voter fraud allegations unfounded

Wednesday, 03 October 2012

October 3, 2012

National News: Voter ID rules fail court tests across country | Future of voter ID in other states unclear | Setbacks for voter ID laws in Pa., other states could be short-lived | US wrestles with voter ID laws

Overseas Voting News: DOD slams report that military absentee ballots are down due to DOD error

Alabama: Local officials at odds over election equipment

Alaska: Borough assembly election a cliffhanger

Arizona: Political parties united in dislike of top-two primaries

Arkansas: Learning to vote

California: Judge OKs trial for Alarcon, wife on voter fraud, perjury charges | Complaints of voter fraud probed | Proposition D would change election schedule | Longtime election workers commended

Colorado: 2012 general election will be held as vote center in Morgan County

District of Columbia: DC eyes online registration

Florida: Does your vote count? | Voter registration fraud ongoing problem in Duval County | Pasco audit finds voter registration fraud | Faulty voter registrations in Bay County investigated | NAACP speaks up for restoring voting rights for felons | Opponent accuses Cowels of ballot machine testing violations | Election supervisor refutes company's claim | Fewer troops requesting absentee ballots in Fla. | Longest ballot in Pinellas history could cause epic lines on Election Day

Hawaii: State officials will oversee voting on Nov. 6 in Hawaii County | State takes over election operations from county

Illinois: Cook County voters get smartphone tool

Iowa: Schultz criticized for use of federal funds in voter fraud probe

Kansas: Voting options: Advance voting and help with the process

Massachusetts: Town clerk says Election Day 'will be busy' | Worcester election commission gets $65K to hire reinforcements for Nov. 6 | Council OKs merging Ward 2 polling places

Michigan: Legal system gets workout over ballot issues on road to Mich. election | Some mailed absentee ballots with envelope error

Mississippi: Voter ID law getting federal scrutiny | No voter ID ruling before election | Hinds Co. election commissioners spar over absentee ballots

Nevada: Election officials take steps to prevent fraud

New Mexico: County clerk race pits Ellis against Connor

New York: BOE staffers hold voting equipment demonstrations | Elections board fires Soos after Forester attack

North Carolina: Judge dismisses lawsuit againt elections chief and board | Laptop stolen from Robeson elections board sparks ID theft concerns

North Dakota: ND counties utilizing vote-by-mail service

Ohio: Voter access | New early-voting site has critics, fans on first day | Husted wants local decision on vacancy

Pennsylvania: 'Just Vote!' gives students chance to register | Activists on voter ID ruling: Happy but still working | Montco moving forward with voter ID plans | Judge halts Pa. voter ID law | Court sets voter ID aside for November elections | Something for everyone in judge's ruling | Corbett leaning against appealing voter ID ruling | Elections bureau getting additional help for election | Seven polling places relocated for Election Day

Rhode Island: ACLU: Supreme Court should order manual recount in House 58

South Carolina: Justice Dept. clears SC's online voter registration law | SC launches online voter registration system at SCVotes.org

South Dakota: Secretary of state, senator clash over voter info pamphlet

Tennessee: 'Easily avoidable' errors cost 3K Shelby Co. residents their votes | State investigation into Shelby elections released | Audit details election commission faults

Texas: 'Dead' voter controversy raises even more concern | Hidalgo County cracks down on voter fraud

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas-St. John's primary to be recounted

Virginia: Fairfax works to minimize potential voting chaos | Virginia GOP cancels contract with vendor over voter registration issues

Wisconsin: Group hopes to inspect recall ballots | Extend overseas voting, Romney campaign asks Wisconsin | Nearly 100 Wisconsin ballots sent late to military, overseas voters | Madison council moves student voting center

Tuesday, 02 October 2012

October 2, 2012

National News: Critics of voter ID laws seek out the unregistered | House Democrat starts inquiry into GOP firm linked to bad voter firms | New session of Supreme Court expects case on voting rights

Alabama: City hopes Oct. 9 runoff goes smoothly

Arizona: Little evidence of vote fraud in Quartzsite

Colorado: New devices make voting easier | Election activists blocked from watching printing of Boulder County's ballots

Connecticut: Whitnum accuses secretary of state of losing petitions | Richmond cuts polling places to 2

Florida: Volusia joins statewide probe of voter registrations | Voting by felons latest front in war over ballot access in Fla. | Florida elections supervisors wonder how to deal with GOP voter registrations | Fake registrations uncovered in Duval County | 11 eligible voters denied right | Voter form irregularities have officials investigating, none found on Treasure Coast | Rep. Deutch says Scott should help elections supervisors gain access to controversial firm's files

Georgia: For top elections job, Fulton picked unvetted insider

Indiana: State pushes voter registration with ad campaign | Elections board keeps polling at Democratic Club

Kentucky: Knot judge-executive seeks to overturn ruling in vote-buying case

Maryland: Group alleges that two dead people might have voted in Maryland

Michigan: Popular rock star, Johnson have something very much in common these days | Envelope mishap stumps absentee voters

Minnesota: Voter ID law would mean changes, added costs for Otter Tail County

Mississippi: Hinds ballot status unclear

Missouri: Disability Vote Summit aims to eliminate disabled-voter turnout gap

Montana: Secretary of state race one of contentious issues

New Hampshire: NH Supreme Court to take up voter registration law dispute | NH Supreme Court to hear voter registration case | Voter registration law debated | Portsmouth clerk defends vote tally time

New York: Machine malfunction compromised library vote | Staten Islanders offered refresher course in electronic voting | Gov. Cuomo says he hopes new online service will improve poor levels of voter registration | Sessler questions legitimacy of absentee ballots

North Carolina: Board of elections investigates risk of voter fraud

Ohio: Elections chief: Ohio is ready for early voting | Roadwork to start near Medina County elections boardEarly voters sleep in tents, battle rain to be first to cast ballots | Husted: Dismiss fired Dems' lawsuit

Pennsylvania: Montgomery County proceeds with loophole in voter ID program | Pa. voter ID law ruling could mean political swing | Deadline nears on judge's Pa. voter ID law ruling | Voter ID easily obtainable through Parkhouse, commissioners say | Ruling pushed back on voter access for media | Judge to delay ruling on Pa. paper's poll access | Judge rejects settlement over polling place access | Judge gives Post-Gazette more time to reach deal on poll access

Rhode Island: ACLU calls for manual recount in disputed primary

South Carolina: Judges tough on both sides of South Carolina voter ID case | 3-judge panel to hear Charleston primary case

Tennessee: Voting machines had wrong programming | Election commission passes on voter ID petition | Claims against election commission dropped

Texas: Don't look to Texas for election drama in November | Official warns of long November election lines

Washington: Top 2 primary system upheld in Supreme Court | Two vie to replace Sam Reed

Wyoming: Voters getting election off to a speedy start

Monday, 01 October 2012

September 29-October 1, 2012

National News: Voter registration fraud claims singe GOP

Alabama: Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday including voting rights | John Merrill considers running for secretary of state | Where and when is the next election in Baldwin County? It depends

Arizona: If you die after sending mail-in ballot, your vote counts

California: Ranked-choice voting comes to Berkeley | About 110K Californians did online voter registration in first week | Election Day upgrades on their way to San Bernardino County | Update on ranked-choice voting in San Francisco | Riverside County GOP registration surge raises questions of fraud

Colorado: Larimer County clerk not to blame for phone calls | Girl in viral voter registration video worked for shady firm | Denver files suit against 'inactive voter' rule

Florida: Voter registration problems widening in Florida | Voter registration fraud probe spreads | Republicans play defense on voter registration fraud | More suspicious voter forms are found | Manatee to join 'My Vote, My Voice' statewide voter registration drive | PBC at center of probe into voter fraud | Brandon elections office expands hours to include Sundays | Land O'Lakes man says paperwork mistake made him target of voter purge | Democrats' effort to register students angers Pasco GOP | PBC elections supervisor calls for wide fraud probe

Georgia: Former elections director gets two years probation | Fulton County elections officials make adjustments ahead of election

Guam: Primary election workers to be paid

Hawaii: Kawauchi, five others attend election workshop

Illinois: DuPage County to have bilingual ballots

Indiana: State pushes voter registration with new ad campaign

Iowa: Voting class set for disabled Iowans

Louisiana: La. readies emergency paper ballots | Election preps well underway

Maryland: Early voting urged in Maryland's biggest county | Early voting coming to Frederick in October

Michigan: ACLU sues to stop citizenship question on Michigan ballot | Muskegon County secretary of state office remodeling pushed back to Oct. 10

Minnesota: Voter ID opponents call it costly, unnecessary | Wrong ballots sent to Judson Township voters

Mississippi: Week late, still no ballots for Hinds absentee voting

Missouri: Ballot language issues growing for secretary of state | Fuhr named St. Louis County's Republican elections director

Montana: Election administrators didn't send out applications

New Hampshire: Dispute grows over voter ID | Gardner wary of court ruling on voter ID law | Voter registration law debated | AG asks NH Supreme Court for 'expedited' review of voter registration case | Merrimack town council OKs using high school for single polling site in election

New Jersey: Middlesex County mail-in ballots sent out with error | As voter requirements increase in other states, NJ goes easy

New York: SUNY Fredonia helps board of elections with training videos | More readable ballots to be available at county election poll sites | New screens to offer more privacy to voters in Onondga County

North Carolina: Some Brunswick Co. pastors pushing for Sunday early voting hours | NC law requires voter drives in high schools

Ohio: Elections board preparing for start of early voting Tuesday | Lake County election officials preparing for high voter turnout | County board gears up for election | Board of elections getting ready for early voters | Franklin County's early voting center should accommodate all

Oregon: Buehler, Brown say they're concerned about big money in politics

Pennsylvania: Voter ID foes argue for full stop of new law | Officials say issuing IDs to local voters a success | Voter ID law has Masloff miffed | Judge could rule on ID law as early as Monday | York County prepares for new voter ID law | Sans director, Luzerne's bureau of elections to get state help | Judge rejects newspaper settlement on vote

Rhode Island: Secretary of state starts final push to register voters, hand out IDs | Is RI's 7-member board of elections earning its $49K a year?

South Carolina: Fraud proof scarce in two voter ID cases | Early voting underway, but not in SC

Tennessee: Davidson election chief says voting machine vendor cause of ballot problems | Voting machines had wrong programming

Texas: DA investigators to probe voter assistance

Utah: Mailed ballots encourage early voting | Utah lenient when it comes to former prisoners voting

Virginia: Demand for military absentee ballots drop in Virginia | McDonnell on pace to restore voting rights to record number of felons

Washington: Proposed bill pushes back against voter ID laws | Candidates spar over changes to voter registration | Wyman, Drew clash over experience, ideas for secretary of state's office

Wisconsin: Van Hollen considering options on voter ID