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Friday, 14 September 2012

September 14, 2012

Overseas Voting News: 10K Americans in Israel may get ballots too late to vote, says official

Alabama: Anniston election recount, contest stall on lack of money | Alabama sells voter information for one penny

Arizona: Early voting rose in Mohave County for primary | County points to total ballots as 'most important' to vote count

Arkansas: Beebe's office says no special election seat

California: Scotts Valley poll worker honored for decades of service | Registrar's office seeking bilingual poll workers

Florida: McFall under fire from state for misinformation to resident | Court approves schedule for Florida early voting | Collier County gets OK for shorter early voting period, longer hours each day | Florida primary saw early voting surge across state | Trey Corbett running for elections supervisor, trips over several election rules | Fla. slow to register new voters | Feds give final OK to 8 early voting days, state says

Indiana: Agreement could come too late for early voting

Kansas: LWV launches high school voter registration drive

Kentucky: Former County Clerk Frances Cotterill dies | Two men accused of voter fraud in New Albany mayoral election

Louisiana: Middle East unrest cuts Schedler mission short

Maryland: Election voting on Internet 'inevitable,' expert says

Massachusetts: Candidates petition for recount | Worcester voter complaints could spell November problems

Michigan: Voter registration made easy | Secretary of state visits Middle East to talk to troops about voting | Macomb County won't ask voters about their citizenship | Clerks defy ballot citizenship rule

Minnesota: Voter ID supporter wants Ramsey County official to step down | Coalition of church leaders oppose proposed amendment

Mississippi: Write-in voting to determine election commissioner's post

New Hampshire: Voter ID law gets trial run at local polls | UNH students challenge state's voter registration law | Smooth sailing for voters at Hooksett polls | Changes in polling places, new voter ID law taken in stride in Salem

New Mexico: Cancelled recall racked up expenses

New York: Town sues county elections board over justice term | Voter confusion drives poll workers to tears | Many voters in today's primaries confused by shift in polling places | Polling place consolidation causes confusion in Rockland | Voters decry chaos, misinformation at polls

North Carolina: Campaigns push early voting

Ohio: Early voting brings new issues to the polls | County joins fight against voting hours restriction | Elections board on hold | Early voting gets support

Pennsylvania: Luzerene County worried voting machines' batteries running low | Voter ID law case hearing in Pa. | Justicies hear arguments on fate of voter ID law | At voter ID hearing, Pa. justices have tough questions and a surprise | Election offices address voter ID concerns | Chester County elections officials prepare for voter ID changes | County voting officials prepare for change

Tennessee: Electronic poll books won't be used in November

Texas: Two years after massive fire, Harris county opens new warehouse for voting equipment | Second big Texas county in standoff over voter purge | Dallas County will not purge voter names | Should Austin move elections to November?

West Virginia: McCann says 'Get 'er done' after suitcases are found

Wisconsin: Election chief hopes for post-Nov. voter ID ruling

Thursday, 13 September 2012

September 13 2012

National News: U.S. campaigns prepare for post-election court fights on voting laws | Web pioneer providing voter database for free | Leahy hosts hearing on impact of court decisions on voter rights | Challengers to voting law changes win some battles, but outcomes still unsettled | Facebook helps get out the vote

Arizona: Attorney asks court to delay ballot printing

Arkansas: Darr and ACLU disagree over possible Arkansas voter ID law

Colorado: Election watchdog seeks to block Boulder County ballot printing

Connecticut: Conn. Supreme Court hears ballot line issue

Florida: Fla. voter-roll screening yields few non-citizens | Local LWV dives back into voter registration | Lawsuit trimmed after state revises method of identifying non-citizens on voter rolls | After mistakenly purging citizens, Fla. agrees to let them vote

Georgia: Hearing set Mon. for suit over Hall Co. elections

Hawaii: Accusations fly at Hilo ethics board meeting

Indiana: Satellite voting considered for Marion County | Voting process a key issue in Monroe Co. commissioner forum

Iowa: Judge will weigh in on new Iowa voter rules | Polk judge refuses to throw out voting rules lawsuit

Kentucky: Early-voting trend among states slowed

Maryland: Referendums could mean long lines at polls | Golden Beach group pushes voting switch | Residents afraid to vote at their polling place

Massachusetts: Mass. to launch voter registration drive | Councilor wants poll worker pay examined | Worcester city council calling for investigation of the polls

Minnesota: Supporters, opponents for voter ID disagree over cost

Missouri: Jefferson County clerk launches election information campaign

Nevada: Leaders urge Las Vegas Fil-Ams to register and vote

New Hampshire: Challenge to voter ID law considered | NH sued over voter ID law | Voter ID law will require state to contact tens of thousands of people after Nov. 6 vote | Voter registration wording prompts suit against the state | Purge of voter rosters bumped numbers

New York: Lewis county to appeal election commissioner's reinstatement | New app to help voters expose troubles at the polls | Schenectady polls accommodate Spanish speakers

Ohio: Group rallies in Columbus for early voting | Judge denies Ohio elections chief's request | Irish named to elections board

Pennsylvania: Battery life of voting machines in doubt before election | Divisive voter ID law goes before Pa. high court | Will voter ID law keep balloters away from polls? | Pa. secretary says voter ID law will boost Election Day turnout | Corbett turns to Philadelphia law firm for support on voter ID | Pa. poll workers receive voter ID law implementation instructions | Fears prompt change to absentee voter rules

Rhode Island: Prudence Island votes to be delivered—by ferry | So far, a half-dozen primary candidates seeking recounts

South Carolina: SC attorney general questions federal government's use of Voting Rights Act | Fed approves Greenville's voting districts

Tennessee: Tennessee Citizen Action raises more questions as officials reconsider decision on EPBs | Election commission reconsiders use of electronic poll books | Washington County voting hours extended

Texas: SOS says Sumners jeopardizing integrity of Nov. 6 election over 'dead' voters | Dozens of area voters must verify voter status | County irons out election details

Virginia: Voting in Virginia: Be ready for new voter ID rules | New member joins county electoral board | Va. military absentee ballot requests drastically lower than in 2008 | Satellite offices slated to handle expected rush of absentee voting

Washington: Legislature urged to OK law requiring proof of lawful presence

Wisconsin: Farrow, Mitchell, others send amicus brief in voter ID case | Elections officials say it's too late to train for voter ID law | GAB leaders don't want quick voter ID decision

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

September 12, 2012

National News: Study: ID laws could trip up young minority voters | Hart InterCivic introduces media monitoring services for elections | With early voting, Election Day is around the corner, even if Nov. 6 isn't

Alabama: Large number of absentee voters at Gulf | Referendum will cost state $3M

Arizona: Voting violations claimed

California: Advocates launch online campaign for langauge access bill | State's top election official honors local poll workers

Connecticut: Leyard election audit takes four recounts | Judge expresses concern over Windsor primary election proceedings

Delaware: Voters trickle in for primary

Florida: Fla. elections officials referring Rosen voting allegations to prosecutors

Hawaii: Police open investigation into possible 2010 voter fraud | Hawaii County police open 2010 voter fraud investigation

Indiana: Monroe Co. will pay thousands to election board | Tempers flare over use of West Side Democratic Club as polling place

Iowa: Schultz defends emergency voter rules to lawmakers | Immigrant advocates again voice concerns over new registration rules | Voter fraud rules criticized as 'chilling' | Woodbury County flooded with absentee ballot requests

Louisiana: Louisiana takes 'middle-ground approach' to voter ID | Schedler travels overseas for servicemen vote

Maryland: MD signed up for voter registration database after Rosen's alleged election violation

Massachusetts: Council hopefuls ask for recount | Bellingham selectmen broaden proposed voter ID bylaw | Hundreds of Salisbury voters may be struck from rolls | City council tackles voter intimidation

Michigan: Minority Dems propose easier military voting rules

Minnesota: Coleman outfit may weigh in on voter ID | Marriage, voter ID amendments favored in recent poll

Mississippi: Redistricting will mean changes in some poll locations

Nebraska: Election workers honored for service

Nevada: Nevada secretary of state travels abroad

New Hampshire: Portsmouth primary voting results delayed | New NH voter ID law produces confusion at polls | Voter ID dry run hits speed bumps | Voter ID law draws protests in NH primary | Complaints, compliments for voter ID

New York: Rockland merges primary poll sites | Judge orders Democratic elections chief reinstated

North Carolina: NC elections board reviewing names of purportedly dead voters | Scotland County elections board rejects Sunday voting

Ohio: Elections chief orders more ballots counted | Elections board picks locations for early voting

Pennsylvania: Mayor Nutter says Philadelphia will help residents get voter ID | Pa. voter ID law leads to DMV trips from 'hell'

Rhode Island: RI primary tests new voter ID law | Voter ID law causes no big problems in RI primary | Debut of Rhode Island voter ID: So far, so good | State police monitor Kent Heights polling location

South Carolina: DOJ accuses Bancroft lawyers of using wrong font size in voter ID case

Tennessee: Knox election commissioner recruiting Election Day workers | Election commission may close District 9 precinct

Texas: County says state erred with lists of 'dead' voters | Sorting out the facts involving Texas' dead voter purge | Voting location discussion turns snippy

Washington: Effort to check voter rolls dropped | Wash. can't use Homeland Security records to check voter lists

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

September 11, 2012

National News: Should felons vote? | Voting laws in several states remain unsettled

Alabama: DOJ to monitor municipal elections | Alabama hopes to avoid overseas voting problems in November

Colorado: Aspen city council discusses voter-registration rules

Florida: Florida voters will have long ballots to complete on Election Day | Prosecutors push back arraignment for Hialeah ballot broker

Georgia: Accurate vote counts are Kimbra Dean's specialty

Hawaii: Big Island councilman pushes for professional elections chief — again

Indiana: Local agencies help with voter registration | Raises delayed for election employees | Ex-election chief White appeals 3 convictions

Iowa: Iowa's new voting rules face scrtuiny

Kansas: Political mail outs stump Wichitans

Louisiana: La.'s voter ID compromise

Maryland: Candidate withdraws for voting in two states | Early voting costs counties $2.6M, but hasn't increased turnout

Massachusetts: Benier pushes for recount | Holyoke got rare state approval to open ballot boxes | Allegations of voter intimidation traded | Rushford called to task in election fiasco

Missouri: You paid for it: Voting machines | Study warns of possible voter bullying in Missouri

Montana: Missoula County looks to get out the vote

Nevada: State online voter registration complete

New Hampshire: Voter ID law gets test run | Voter ID probem? There's an app for that | Finger-pointing follows questions about polling place listings on state website

New Jersey: New website simplifies voting process for NJ residents

New York: On heels of criticism and ahead of primary BOE tests new election night process | City election bigs will be memory stick-lers | Cuomo praises online voter registration | NY judge to review polling places for disabled

North Carolina: Official: Voting fraud is rare in NC

Ohio: Fired Dems sue Husted over firing | Judge cancels hearing with Ohio elections chief | McLin tapped for elections board

Pennsylvania: Pa. Supreme Court faces key question on voter ID appeal | Educating seniors about Pa.'s voter ID law | Borough council passes voter ID resolution in 5-2 vote | Voter ID law complicates absentee ballots

Rhode Island: RI voters to test out new voter ID law

South Carolina: In voter ID case, how big is the letter of the law? | Ballot issues, voter ID law could add uncertainty to elections

Tennessee: State wants Davidson County election commission to 'make a wrong a right'

Texas: Voter purge canceled in wake of faulty death data | Counties verify if voters are alive | Polling site for early voting under discussion | Karnack residents to discuss voting box concerns

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voters make use of paper ballots

Virginia: Study gives Va. mixed reviews on voter protections

Washington: Sam Reed has plans for retirement

Monday, 10 September 2012

September 8-10, 2012

National News: Tight election may be tangled in legal battles | Vote changes spark duel | Voter registration drives adopting new methods

Alabama: Arbela clerk responds to election allegations | State AG, secretary of state to remain vigilant on voter fraud

Alaska: Anchorage lawmakers consider election law changes

Arizona: Top-two primary can be on ballot, state's high court rules

California: Mexican man admits to voter fraud | Online voter registration coming before November election | Citizens' group on lookout for voter fraud

Colorado: Probe confirms 141 non-citizens registered to vote | Secretary of state challenges citizenship of 10 area voters | Gessler, two county clerks targeted with lawsuit over 'election from hell'

ConnecticutNew London registrars to audit voting machines Wednesday | 'Missing ballots' take center stage in primary election hearing | Hartford's November election could be in jeopardy

Florida: Florida voters facing a long, long ballot in November | Voided rule prompts voter-registration push | Local church, county elections office plan voter registration drive | Budget forces Hernando County elections chief to reduce early voting | Commissioner's aide accused of trading favors for absentee ballots

Hawaii: Hawaii County sued over alleged defamation, mismanagement in clerk's office

Idaho: State voter's guide isn't subject to edits, fact-checking

Illinois: DuPage County taxpayers will save nearly $600K thanks to election commission's shared services

Indiana: Goshen to test new vote centers next spring

Iowa: Voting barriers still in Iowa | Programs to focus on voter fraud

Kentucky: Secretary of state heads to Middle East to review military voting

Louisiana: Secretary of state defends inactive-voter list

Massachusetts: Guidelines for poll observers requested in Worcester

Michigan: Secretary of state kicks off mobile campus registration | Secretary of state keeping citizen check-off box

Minnesota: Photo ID edict could hit 215K Minnesota voters

Nevada: Online voter registration is available all across Nevada

New York: Allegany County discusses taking over Wellsville elections | Voting concerns arise ahead of election season

North Carolina: 90-year-old Raleigh man pleaded guilty to voting fraud charge

Ohio: Absentee ballot plan eases voting, but increases risk for mistakes | Elections chief cancels order on early voting | Husted rescinds order blocking early voting hours

Oklahoma: Unofficial recount confirms Tulsa County clerk election results

Oregon: No chance for voter fraud, elections chief says | SOS candidate visits Astoria, touts views

Pennsylvania: Voter ID law set for review by state Supreme Court | Pa.'s lawyers argue to uphold voter ID law | Lawmaker proposes 'Voter ID Days' | As other states move to early voting or online registration, Pa. puts off action | Judge hears arguments on cameras in polling places

Rhode Island: Time is short to obtain free voter ID before primary

South Carolina: Jackson urges state to drop challenge to voter ID ruling

Tennessee: Administrator of elections issue to be brought up once again tonight | Voting locations change in Olive Branch, Southaven

Texas: Groups use voter ID as a tool to raise money, awareness | Voter ID for upcoming elections | Ballot review shows no irregularities in 2010 council election results

U.S. Virgin Islands: Primary election Q&A

Virginia: Changes coming to Virginia voting booths

West Virginia: Getting ready for big election

Friday, 07 September 2012

September 7, 2012

National News: Black pastors move to counter new voter ID law | John Lewis exhorts Americans to fight voter ID laws | Native Nations' IDs and voting rights cases

Alabama: Three seek recount in Anniston's election | Strange calls on US Atty to use civil rights team to probe alleged voter fraud | Several in Pinson denied provisional ballots

Arkansas: Lawyer says he 'corrupted' the process

Colorado: Secretary of state's effort to purge voter lists continues

Connecticut: Disputed primary back in court | Hartford Registrars: 'No funds' for November election

Florida: Commission seeks to save $65K by avoiding special election | Miami-Dade commissioners postpone discussion of pre-paid absentee ballot postage

Hawaii: Convoluted election measure approved by council | Big Isle officials sue county clerk, council chairman | Hawaii elections administrator, former senior elections clerk file defamation of negligence lawsuit

Indiana: Lake officials prepare for early voting this fall

Iowa: Iowa voter registration challenge | Groups ask judge to halt voter fraud investigation

Maryland: Ballot questions could mean long lines at polls

Massachusetts: Defective ballots sent to E. Longmeadow | Defective ballots affect as many as 200 voters | Voting rights concerns continue in Springfield | Uncontested races, change of election day make for light traffic | 5K Wareham voters purged from active rolls can vote

Michigan: Oakland County seeks reimbursement of special election costs | State won't reimburse local governments for special election | State says it won't pay for special election

Minnesota: Chisago County likely to spend thousands to implement voter ID if approved in November

Mississippi: NAACP: New voter ID rules unnecessary

New Hampshire: Town election staff ready for changes

New Mexico: Former Sunland Park employee pleads guilty to voter fraud

Ohio: Husted tells elections panel to pick pre-vote site

Pennsylvania: Nationwide search nets 6 elections director applicants | Dem lawmaker rips Pa. voter ID ad as offensive

South Carolina: A tough week for voter ID

Tennessee: Bradley election prep is starting | Tennessee to hold special Saturday hours to issue voter ID | Election coordinator seeks improvement from Medley

Texas: 5th Circuit stays voter registration law injunction | Paying for the Hockley sheriff election

Vermont: Election panel certifies new vote tally

Thursday, 06 September 2012

September 6, 2012

National News: NAACP joins with African American churches for voter registration

Military & Overseas Voting News: Report: Half of military bases lack voting facility | Official: Access to absentee ballots 'never better' despite IG report claims

Alabama: Baldwin County cities ready for reset elections

Arkansas: Arkansas legislator guilty of election fraud

California: DA drops SF Chinatown voter fraud case

Colorado: Gessler says voter registration drive not a response to critics

Florida: Florida, Colorado voter purges new few noncitizens, so far | Voting rights groups encouraged by court rulings against restrictions | Feds OK Florida early voting plan for 5 counties | Court records in Hileah voter-fraud case show more voters get help with absentee ballots | Feds OK early voting plan for Hillsborough, four other counties | Pasco elections officials urge vote-by-mail ballots | Keys will hold 8 early voting days, not 12, if court orders it

Georgia: After retiring at 85, voter registrar plans to go deep-sea fishing

Illinois: Clerk seeing voter registration problems with students

Kansas: Special election cost $904.93

Massachusetts: Coalition asks DOJ for election investigation report

Michigan: Most voters ignore special primary election

Minnesota: Campaigns over voter ID admendment ramp up | Mayor, city council take stand against voter ID registration | Local election officials see added duties, costs in proposed voter ID amendment

Mississippi: Hosemann says Miss. voter ID law could survive

Missouri: St. Louis County BOE is 1K poll workers short for November

Montana: McCulloch making push for voter registration

Nevada: Nevada's 'none of the above' voting option not dead yet

New Hampshire: Voter ID law approved by Justice Dept.

New York: De Blasio, Queens pols want BOE to clear up poll site confusion | GOP committee outs Mandryck as elections commissioner

North Carolina: Gearing up for elections | Moore County man charged with voter registration fraud | Changes for early voting approved | Iredell County BOE trims voter rolls

Ohio: Husted ordered to appear at hearing | Husted must appear in federal court to explain delay in restoring early voting

Oklahoma: Group asks courts to stop printing of Oklahoma ballots

Oregon: Candidates compete to be Oregon's next secretary of state

Pennsylvania: Democrats picture bright side of Pa. voter ID dispute

South Dakota: SD officials seek to increase voter registration | Another SD county selects Hart InterCivic's ePollBooks

Tennessee: Election commission votes to delay EPB rollout | Rep. Cooper calls ballot debacle 'unbelievable'

U.S. Virgin Islands: Feds, VI sign consent decree to fix absentee ballot procedures

Vermont: Condos says 'human errors' were made in count of Smith write-in ballots

Virginia: Virginia to send new voter IDs in the mail | Southwest Virginia voter registration offices see big increase | Many felons waiting on McDonnell for restoration of voting rights

West Virginia: Marion County to add new early voting precinct | State to use Scytl technology for overseas voters

Wednesday, 05 September 2012

September 5, 2012

National News: Weeks before Election Day, early voting kicks off

Overseas Voting News: DOD IG questions military voting

Alabama: In divided vote, Anniston council certifies election results | After Hurricane Isaac delay, cities set Sept. 11 elections

Arizona: Pima Co. saves more than $200K by removing 30 uncontested elections from ballot | Vote centers to save city money | Last-ditch try in open-primary fight

California: Latinos, Asian-Americans still lag in California voter registration

Colorado: Gessler: Voter-registration drive largest in Colorado history

Florida: Lawmaker's suit alleges absentee-ballot fraud in North Miami assisted living facilities

Georgia: Personnel cuts, use of fewer machines saves Walton County taxpayers on Election Day | Columbus making it easier to get voter ID cards | State investigating ballot complaint

Indiana: County adds vote centers, machines for fall election

Iowa: Wrong information on mailed voter ID cards | Bond money to be used for voting

Massachusetts: Stoneham clerk's office readies for state primary election | Longmeadow girds for primary election amid voter fraud investigation | State primary coincides with first day at Berkley's sole polling place

Michigan: Noncitizen Livingston County voters stir concerns

Minnesota: Head election official has faith in system | One extra letter sends Minn. voters to wrong website | Group opposing voter ID totals up potential costs | High presidential turnout means more election judges needed

Nevada: Secretary of state launches voter registration Facebook app

New Hampshire: New voter ID law passes, changes underway at polls

North Carolina: NC adds places, dates to cast your vote | Elections board extends early voting in Wake | Caswell County board of elections moves to Main Street

North Dakota: Bison players among 11 facing voter fraud charges

OhioHusted sued over voter registration | Husted defies order on early voting | Husted bars counties from setting early voting hours

Pennsylvania: Old absentee ballot applications obsolete due to new voting law

Tennessee: Metro Council won't fund electronic poll books, for now

Texas: Election judge says Dallas County votes threatened | Judge orders new election for Hockley County sheriff primary | Texas joins National Voter Registration Month | Young voters can 'make a difference,' secretary of state says | Judge dismisses Cameron County election challenge | Hays County increases early voting opportunities | Upshur commissioners limit early voting to courthouse

Wisconsin: Group tells Supreme Court to wait on taking voter ID cases

Tuesday, 04 September 2012

September 1-4, 2012

National News: Voter ID laws an extra challenge for Asian Americans | Dems release voter registration apps, including open source version | Voter ID and early voting cases heat up in courts across the country

Alabama: Alabama AG looking into Uniontown election issues | Lee Co. helps students vote, brings registrars to campus | Alabama GOP leaders: 'Voter fraud is alive and well'

Arizona: More Maricopa County voters signed up to vote early | Court says 'top two' should be on November ballot

California: Bill extends Calif. vote-counting deadline

Colorado: Search for illegal voters not finding much | Voter registration now possible on mobile devices | Clerk calls primary 'the election from hell,' says she won't step down despite report

Connecticut: Merrill draws precincts for primary audit

Florida: Julien's claim of absentee ballot fraud focuses on nursing homes | Changes to voting rules still mired in controversy | Benard files suit to overturn primary result | Governor eases stance on Keys election supervisor

Georia: Despite voter ID law, minority turnout up in Georgia | Stephens County approves consolidated polling places

Guam: Turnout lower than expected; tabulation goes into early hours | GEC to address problems: Officials work to ensure ballots, phones ready

Hawaii: Hawaii council chair defends himself against ethics complaint

Illinois: Advocates urge voters to update registration

Iowa: Do Iowans with disabilities still face voting barriers? | Iowa Dems tout 'Be the First' | More Iowans planning to vote early

Massachusetts: Clerks seek to clear confusion over next week's state primary | Hudson continues to be largest town to hand count votes | Group investigating possible voter fraud in Brimfield

Mississippi: Texas voter ID ruling's impact on Mississippi unclear | Hosemann studying Texas voter ID case

Nebraska: Small Neb. counties report more voters than eligible populations due to lengthy process to take voters off the rolls

New Hampshire: For poll workers, the time-consuming details of voter ID law are of concern

New York: Bad election notices will send voters to wrong polling places

North Carolina: Group says it found 30K dead NC registered to vote | New Hanover Co. discusses polling place signage

Ohio: Absentee ballots are in the mail | Elections board asks for increase in budget | Judge OKs Ohio's early voting on weekend before election | Elections board should internally handle complaints about employees, Husted rules | Fired Montgomery Co. elections workers: We're not heroes

Oklahoma: Oklahoma voter ID law different from other states, experts say | Clerk candidates want recount

Oregon: Clerk forum cordial despite differences

Pennsylvania: Voter ID system changed for state's oldest residents | Voter ID odyssey by woman 105, triggers change | Leeway for how names conform on voter IDs | Pennsylvanians' path to voter ID not without glitches | Voter ID law frustrates Point Park students

South Carolina: South Carolina voter ID law trial winds down | Voter ID trial phase closes with questions about how parts of law will work | Voter ID takes some hits in court

South Dakota: Human error caused election errors

Tennessee: Election commission to consider later hours at early voting site | Election officials confront big mess

Texas: Historic voting box in hands of ex-Hurst mayor | Current maps will be used for the coming election | County pushes super precincts

U.S. Virgin Islands: Election officials in high gear for primary

Utah: Vote-by-mail campaign leaves some voters irate | Voting machines the first to go to Davis County's new building

Vermont: Election reporting proposal meets resistance from town clerks who prefer to work with AP

Virginia: New voter ID law with provisional ballot option could cause election nightmare | Virginia could host election nightmare | Fairfax County gets equipped for election day

Wisconsin: Future of Wisconsin voter ID law could hinge on Texas case | Voting ballots a hurdle for non-English speakers | Board OKs change in voter ID

Friday, 31 August 2012

August 31, 2012

National News: Despite law, some new Americans may not get voting support they need

Overseas Voting News: Voting program launches website for smartphones

Alabama: Strange looking into voter registration, turnout in Uniontown

Arizona: Open primary could be on ballot regardless of ruling

California: City adds new voting practices

Colorado: 16 cancel registration in citizenship check | Weld election officials test new voter information system

Connecticut: Merrill visits Cheshire, seeks to streamline elections

Florida: Purge-snagged non-citizen voter faces five years in prison | Hialeah mayor: We're the 'poster child' for absentee ballot fraud | Two more defeated candidates in Miami-Dade challenge election results | Alleged violation of law leads to spat in Hernando supervisor of elections race | Poll worker dismissed | Duval elections office considers site of failed restaurant as new location | Elections chief defends department in wake of poll worker arrest | State attorney considering absentee ballot probe | Clay voters facing 'extremely long' ballot Nov. 6

Hawaii: Hawaii County clerk answers the latest round of questions | Hawaii County councilman struggles to smooth out elections

Maine: Maine elections panel to hear from public

Massachusetts: Westborough ready for election day

Montana: Flathead election department moves to fairgrounds

Nevada: Sec. of state launches voter registration Facebook app | Judge sets date to hear 'none of the above' case

New Hampshire: Voter ID kicks in with state primaries Sept. 11

New York: Vote scans pass hurdle | Jewish voters to leave church for library poll

North Carolina: Alternate early vote plan for Forsyth County filed with NC elections board

Ohio: Democrats to replace election officials | Meeting set to select new BOE members

Pennsylvania: Pa. voter ID opponents appeal to high court | Sen. Toomey defends Pa. voter ID law | Pottstown doubles down on voter ID education efforts | Delco residents jump through hoops for voter ID

Rhode Island: Woman complaining of fraud is paid Gemma staffer | RI giving out free voter IDs ahead of elections

South Carolina: Lawmaker's 'amen' response to racist email throws fuel on political fire

South Dakota: State plans to study vote problems in Davison County

Tennessee: Metro councilwoman seeks audit of election process

Texas: Texas AG calls voter ID ruling 'disappointing,' vows to appeal to Supreme Court | Appeals court blocks Texas voter ID law | Texas pledges appeal after judges block voter ID law

U.S. Virgin Islands: Technical issues delay test of voting machines

Vermont: Condos: Clerks should have to report results on election night

Virginia: Fairfax gears up for election day

Wisconsin: Polling places now accepting e-bills