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Thursday, 16 August 2012

August 16, 2012

National News: Technology could supplant voter ID at polls, but registration problems remain | Do voter ID laws prevent fraud, or dampen turnout | Key swing states tinker with Election 2012 rules

Alabama: Still no early voting provisions in Alabama

Arizona: Vote at any 11 county sites in primary | Early voting procedure concerns cities

Colorado: State official has 'no confidence' in Teller election official

Connecticut: Hartford voter registrars elected in primary

Florida: No recounts necessary in St. Johns County | Politician visited target of vote-fraud probe | Absentee ballots played big role Tuesday in Miam-Dade elections | Cause of Pinellas voting glitch still a mystery | PBC elections officials await state decision on recount date | Edwards won 74 percent of the vote | Smooth day for Palm Harbor voters | Validating the vote | Secretary of state says non -citizens likely voted in primary

Georgia: Gray officials accused of 2009 election misconduct | Fulton elections director blasted over primary | Fulton election director apologizes to commission

Hawaii: State election officials conducting own investigation | State to interview Big Island precinct chairs | Big Island elections official apologizes for polling places

Kansas: Candidate lodges concern over re-vote with secretary of state

Massachusetts: State officials investigate claims of voting fraud

Michigan: Clerk prepares for Sept. 5 special election | Michigan soldiers snubbed in August primary

Minnesota: Somea area counties report delayed final election results due to technical issues

Mississippi: Voter ID: Time running out

Montana: Absentee voting lets Flatchead County residents vote while living elsewhere

New Jersey: New Jersey Dems oppose voter ID laws

New Mexico: Former Elections Director: SOS mailings part of normal voter registration management

New York: Sylvan Beach residents petition to move election to November | Council-staffer vote mystery solved | BOE takes no blame for botched election

Ohio: Presidential campaigns spar over Ohio election | Husted standardizes early voting hours | State ruling means longer voting hours in Clark, Champaign counties | Early voting in Summit will be held at county elections office | Ohio early voting dispute goes to federal court

Pennsylvania: Some election workers express defiance over ruling | Lehigh Valley election officials project longer lines, highter costs with voter ID laws | Can voter ID laws affect the outcome of an election? | Judge refuses to block Pa. voter ID law | Pa. voter ID law a ruling almost certain to be appealed | County elections directors say voter ID preparations continue

Rhode Island: Medina claims feds are investigating RI voter fraud

South Dakota: County holds off e-poll books | Secretary of state makes two new hires

Tennessee: Shelby County election officials respond to state's questions about voting problems | Shelby ballot problems beind discussed | Examiner discusses election official shooting

Texas: County plans second early voting location

Virginia: Advocate says voter ID laws evokes 'Jim Crow' South | Registrar checks for dead registered voters

Washington: Clark County voter turnout for primary lowest in state

Wisconsin: Wisconsin elections among the best

Wyoming: Reminder to employers: Give time off to vote | Polling places changed in Park County

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

August 15, 2012

National News: Secretaries of state fashion new, activist roles | Virgin America airline offers in-flight voter registration

Arizona: Prison may dominate Buckeye voting district

Colorado: Teller County gets elections shake-up

Connecticut: Malloy wins Democratic registrar | A first for Killingworth as registrar's nomination determined by primary | Deans Mill polling station open for voting but closed to kids | Precicnt changes may be causing some confusion

Delaware: Wayne Steele: Rehoboth's election master general

Florida: Stress-free experience for the few who voted in PBC | Minor issues bedevil Leon officials | Voters keep Swan as Indian River supervisor of elections | Tallahassee-area voting precinct break-in was ordered | Glitches delay Volusia county; Flagler's runs smoothly | Detzner says voter purge to resume soon | Voter record error draws resident's concern | Hillsborough elections supervisor candidate finds victory in first race | DOJ keeping watchful eye on Polk Co. election process to ensure Spanish-speaking voters are served | Miami-Dade canvassing board examines ballot gathered by boleteros | Dent thrashes Thraxton in supervisor of elections race | Edwards remains elections supervisor in Polk | Andersen re-elected as supervisor of elections | Manatee election supervisor's race goes to Bennett | Bucher re-elected as PBC elections supervisor | Incumbent supervisor of elections Ann McFall winning big in four-way race | Shirley Anderson takes Republican race for Hernando elections supervisor | Voting by mail encouraged by Duval supervisor of elections | Eaton wins primary to take on long-time supervisor of elections | Conflict of signs draws police to polls | Different polling locations for some in primary | Wilcox cruises in elex race | Pinellas election workers hand-deliver ballots after computer glitch

Georgia: Former HCC candidate files suit against elections board

Hawaii: Hawaii elections officials try to get to the bottom of election day 'chaos' | Number of Big Island poll delays still not clear | Cause of Hawaii voting fiasco proves elusive for elections chief | Big Island elections staff conduct meetings

Ilinois: Tempest in a typo

Iowa: Top Dem to secretary of state: Abandon scheme | Scott County approves voter inquiry | Scott Co. board will help investigate vote fraud claim

Kansas: New ID law has little effect on provisional ballots

Massachusetts: East Longmeadow police looking for info in voting fraud case | Early voting on the rise nationally, proposals on ice locally

Michigan: Election fraud case shut down while it still was being investigated

Minnesota: Ritchie: Primary election going smoothly

Missouri: Ballot snafu puts one vote margin state House race in question | County clerk says election officials did a 'good job'

New York: Staten Island lawmakers push organ donation sign-up on voter registration forms

Ohio: Limit on early voting sparks campaign dispute with military voters at center | Mayor Mallory calls for uniform and fair election process | Early voting hours extended in some counties, but not Cuyahoga

Pennsylvania: Need an ID to vote? There's an app for that | Voter ID bill leaves out seniors, AFL-CIO finds

Tennessee: Roane County seeks to move early voting from courthouse | Tennessee Dems question issues with primary ballots, voter IDs | Democrats press for answers on election problems statewide

Texas: Judge denies stay of voter registration order | Judge refuses to lift ban on Texas voter laws | Republicans maintain hold as election judges

Utah: County poll workers still waiting for their paychecks

Vermont: Secretary of state talks about transparency

Wisconsin: Early turnout low at Green Bay polling place | Disabled woman forced to vote at bottom of stairs

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

August 14, 2012

Alabama: Montgomery County Commission: Handicapped accessibility reviewed at all county polling sites

Arizona: Arizona and feds clash again, this time over voter registration

California: ACLU says city's rule may violate free-speech rights

Colorado: Secretary of state honors Williams' office | State mandates changes to Teller Co. election process

Connecticut: Reviews mixed on new Trumbull polling places | Norwich has surge in new young voters | Primaries spawn last-minute registration surge | Primary voters can use site to find polls

Florida: Elections office preparing for primary | Last minute voting prep leading up to primary | Just in time for primaries, Broward non-citizen indicted for voting | Federal judge will hear early voting lawsuit | DOJ to monitor five Fla. counties during primary | PBC elections supervisor: Beware of absentee delivery scam | Sarasota supervior of elections to be decided | Polling precincts prepped across the Panhandle | More people voting before Election Day

Georgia: Elections board evaluating provisional ballots policy | Uncounted votes found in Fulton County sheriff's race

Guam: GEC policy to regulate provisional ballots

Hawaii: Snags spur review of voting system | Election problems prompt discussion of mail-in voting | Confusion prevails on election day for Hawaii media | County council to meet over voting problems | Hawaii County elections under state and council review, court likley

Indiana: Commissioners OK vote centers

Iowa: Auditor still seeks questionable voter list | Scott Co. auditor to address voter fraud investigation | New technology making strides in voting process

Kansas: Some county ballots not counted for lack of photo ID | Shawnee County to hold special election after ballot mix-up

Maryland: Maryland voter registration now possible online

Michigan: Democrats want to make it easier for military members to vote | Several ballots recounted in Flushing Township | Macomb County election officials review ballots after missed write-in votes

Minnesota: Preparing for Tuesday's primary | Minnesota voters face redistricting changes for first time

New York: New electronic voting machine demonstration | The case of the council staffer who couldn't vote, continued

North Carolina: NC lawmakers react to study that says voter fraud is virtually nonexistent

Ohio: Mallory, Kearney, Dems want more voting hours | Ohio elections chief takes over local office | Husted steps in at elections board | Summit County boosts elections spending | Husted doesn't rule out limiting early voting throughout Ohio

Pennsylvania: Many states' voter ID laws, including Pa.'s appear to have ties to same U.S. group | State ramps up voter ID outreach | Head of Pa. GOP applauds pro-voter ID finding | Voter ID difficulty is varied in area | Bucks County commissioner might need new ID to vote | Voting law experts keep close eye on Pa.

Tennessee: Jury selected for trial of woman charged in election commissioner's death

Texas: Constable candidate seeks recount | County prepares for upcoming election

Vermont: Condos brings 'Got Transparency' to St. Johnsbury

Wisconsin: City clerk prepares for election day

Monday, 13 August 2012

August 11-13, 2012

National News: Voting ID law: Necessity or burden? | New database of US voter fraud finds no evidence that photo ID laws are needed | Election day impersonation, an impetus for voter laws, a rarity, data show | Poll: Voter ID laws have support of majority of Americans | Communities find relief from Voting Rights Act

Alabama: Worley still waiting for trial | Candidates hope to solve River Falls confusion

Arizona: County elections chief talks voting process

California: Corona store collects cards and voter registration worker | Testimony begins in hearing on voter fraud, perjury charges against Alacron | Nathan Hale work shifts polling place to Ocean Beach

Connecticut: Windham adds 3rd polling place | Software glitch confuses New Haven voters

Florida: No audit for ballot error incident | Democrats seek Hillsborough elections supervisor post | Nassau voter wants to know why he received 2 extra ballot apps | Voters will find longer primary ballot | Columbia County correcting ballot mixup

Georgia: Voting machines gear-up for tune-up | Absentee voting draws fresh scrutiny in Phenix City | Early voting for runoff election begins Monday | State secretary turns up heat over election problems | For many Middle Georgia counties, new round of voting bekons

Guam: Election commission met to discuss provisional ballots

Hawaii: Abercrombie orders voting extension for Big Island polling places | First results released 2 hours after schedule closing | Rocky start for some polling places | Volunteers bring in the polling supplies | Elections officials brace for voters at polls Saturday | Record number of voters cast their ballots early for primary | Early voting on the upswing, boosted by more mail-in balloting | Abercrombie extends voting on Hawaii after delays | Glitches plague Big Isle polls | Abercrombie explains Big Island polling place issues

Illinois: Richland County listed in violation of National Voter Registration Act

Iowa: Iowa agent hired to chase voter fraud | Iowa voter registration controversy | Poll workers needed in Black Hawk County

Kansas: Two state House races await provisional ballot counts | Commission race left off ballot

Kentucky: Grimes files lawsuit to protect military voters

Maine: Study: Voter ID laws target minor problems

Massachusetts: Voters suit filer not registered? | Voting fraud allegations in E. Longmeadow

Michigan: Election reports error-free, canvassers report | Clerk says faulty absentee ballots delayed vote count | Reports of confusion, frustration over voter ID law after Tuesday primary

Minnesota: Changes to polling places will shape primary

Mississippi: Voter ID unlikely for November election

Missouri: County used more electronic poll books for Tuesday's election

New Jersey: Warren County freeholders urged to replace board of elections

New Mexico: Voter purge hits active voters

North Carolina: Redistricting, referendums produce profusion of ballots | Brown sworn in as new BOE member

Ohio: Ohio eases voter registration updates | Husted may review early-hours voting rule

Pennsylvania: Voter ID case puts spotlight on Pa. judge | Poll finds support for voter ID but little awareness | Commonwealth Court to rule on Pa. voter ID law this week | Author hints Pa. voter ID foes trying to hide something | Clergy rally in Philly against voter ID law | Rep. Kotick pushing for postal voting legislation | Clinic helps locals obtain voter ID

South Carolina: Judges split on ruling in voter ID case

Tennessee: Seven votes tossed in August election for no voter ID | Trial to start for woman charged in murder of Monroe County election official

Texas: Ruling on voter law expected this week | Time short to plan Laguna Madre election

Virginia: Virginia making progress ID'ing deceased voters | Fairfax County working to remove more than 1K deceased from voter rolls

Washington: Secretary of state stops in Port Townsend on farewell tour

Friday, 10 August 2012

August 10, 2012

National News: Study shows voters with disabilities face access barriers | Civil rights groups release new voter protection app

Alabama: Voter registration hoax spreads online

Arizona: Pima County mailing sample primary ballots early to alert voters to polling place changes | Preparations underway for primary | County cuts back poll sites by a third | More early voting equals fewer polling places

Arkansas: SOS spokesman remarks trigger small political firestorm

Connecticut: Conn. GOP says it's suing over top ballot line | Postcards give some voters wrong directions | Woodstock polling place doubles as food collection site

Florida: Florida releases list of possible ineligible voters | State releases 'obsolete' list of possible noncitizen voters | Feds demand voter-purge info from Florida counties | Florida election law challenge getting a hearing | Attack ads slam PBC's election supervisor as 'untrained' | More than 1K out-of-state ballots for Martin, Indian River counties get hung up at post office | Elections supervisors respond to demand for documents | PBC's Bucher among supervisors to get federal subpoena in dispute over state voter purge | Ballot-fraud probe embroils commissioner's aide, former Hialeah mayor's uncle

Georgia: Fulton County's recount also drawing state's attention | Election day smooth process for Paulding voters

Hawaii: With election days away, a resignation and sickness hit Hawaii County clerk's office | Procedures for absentee ballots changed | Long lines at early voting sites

Iowa: Activists, some Democrats criticize Iowa's voter purge | Schultz started voter eligibility check without notice

Kansas: Voter ID success | Computer problems interfere with early morning voting | Elections officials say up to 87 voters received wrong ballots at polling place | Questions about election still being voiced | Ensley won't serve on board of canvassers

Louisiana: Inactive voters rolls will not be published | Secretary of state putting face on office

Massachusetts: Only Mass. sent out voter registrations after lawsuit | Mansfield selectman backs voter ID question

Michigan: Muskegon Chronicle anzlyes 'crossover' ballots | Candidate wants recount after losing by 26 votes | Secretary of state calls election a success

Minnesota: Fine print within photo ID proposal looms large | Election judges prepare for primary voting

Missouri: Carnahan public legacy to end in January? | Prosecutor seeks to remove clerk for nepotism

New Hampshire: Errant get-out-the-vote mailings from national group make it to New Bedford

New Mexico: Voter purge postcards sent to active voters | Secretary of state's voter roll cleanup targets 'shocked' voting rights advocate

New York: Counties' election costs soar | BOE says it performed well in problematic June primary | Rochester council gives polling places OK

North Carolina: Elections office emphasizes early-voting needs

Ohio: Committee moves forward on BOE budget | Ohio voters can now go online to state website to update home address

Pennsylvania: Voter ID law is now obviously 'morally indefensible' | Some Pa. Hall of Fame voters at risk of ineligibility

Tennessee: Federal lawsuit filed challenging Tennessee's voter ID law as unconstitutional | Shelby County election commission focuses on next election

Virginia: Candidate seeks to halt ballot printing | SBE IDs 10K dead people on voter rolls | 10K deceased voters found on Virginia rolls | Roanoke considering plan to consolidate polling places

Washington: Vote counting continues

Wisconsin: Senate recount cost taxpayers $5400 | Clerk addresses poll issue at training

Thursday, 09 August 2012

August 9, 2012

Alabama: Secretary of state warns of voter registration hoax

Arkansas: Martin backs considering primary in Arkansas suit

Colorado: Gessler to start checking voter citizenship

Connecticut: New polling place for some Avon voters | Curbside voting possible for New London voters | Construction moves Brooklyn's polling place to another school

Florida: Early birds get ballots | Redrawn precincts could create confusion, groups say | Absentee-vote probe expands to new ballots

Georgia: Rep. Hank Johnson introduces legislation for election accuracy | Jackson wins Fulton sheriff recount, but dispute lives on | Hull man faces charges of voter registration fraud | Secretary of state begins investigation into Fulton County election procedures | Fulton Co. election officials oversee recount

Hawaii: Kauai County clerk mails out registered voter cards

Indiana: Voting centers being considered for Vigo County

Iowa: Groups sue to block Iowa voter purge, fraud rules

Kansas: Shawnee Co. provisional ballots could affect races | Watchdog says Cherokee County may have violated federal law | No major problems reported in Kan. primary voting | Election worker's error delayed full vote results Tuesday night | Wrong ballots issued at one Topeka location | What caused the election night confusion? | Polling place hands out wrong ballots

Maryland: State launches online voter registration | OC voters can use absentee ballots with 'no excuse'

Massachusetts: Brown criticizes voter registration mailing to Mass. welfare recipients

Michigan: Ballot miscue means Genesee County election results might not be certified Aug. 20 | Complaint from Dearborn precinct during primaries unsubstantiated, clerk says | Berrin County runs out of ballots at polling places

Missouri: Missteps again delay some election results in St. Louis County | Secretary of state hopeful Schoeller wins GOP primary | Special Cape election would cost $25K

New Mexico: Sen. Lopez says Duran's mailers on voter registration are illegal

New York: City council berates elections board, voices concern over future voting | Judge: City polling places not fit for disabled | Officials seek a single date for primaries

North Carolina: New group takes aim at Walker voter rolls | State calls for new election | Early voting calendar divides public, Wake elections board | Craven extends hours, adds days for early voting | Early voting plan approved

Ohio: Write-in votes slow election results | Former Kohl's store on Morse to be early-voting site | Husted to unveil new effort to help simplify voting process in swing state | Strongsville local issues, options finalized by BOE

Pennsylvania: Some voters unaware of special election | Philly city commissioner chief denounces voter ID law with data | Colwyn judge out to register voters | Pittsburgh high school teacher petitions county election officials not to enforce voter ID law | Philly's homeless struggle to get IDs under the new voter law

Rhode Island: Wood River Health Center helps to take the pain out of new voter registration law | RI commission to look at voting changes

Tennessee: Provisional ballots weighed: County election officials determine whether to count additional votes | Former commissioner starts petition to move Knox polling place

Texas: Judge deliberating Texas voter registration law | Smith County selects VOTEC for voter registration

Utah: Some Utah counties have more voters than residents | Weber County using more churches as polling places

Washington: Microsoft and Facebook on MyVote app

West Virginia: US Attorney: Lincoln voter fraud investigation not over

Wisconsin: Preparation for the polls

Wednesday, 08 August 2012

August 8, 2012

National News: Voter ID lawsuits could delay election results again

California: Acradia to split cost of Chinese-language ballot error

Colorado: Larimer sets 24 vote centers for November election

Florida: Ballot omits school race | Can your supervisor of elections shoot? | Confused at the polls? Get in line

Georgia: One Fulton County precinct reports 23,300 percent voter turnout

Hawaii: Public unaware of absentee ballot change | More poll workers sought despite rise in early voting

Illinois: New voter cards show new wards | Some polling precincts in Peoria have moved

Indiana: County takes a step toward voting centers | Floyd County moves toward vote centers

Kansas: Voter ID, redistricting face first election hurdle | Voter turnout normal despite new voter ID law | New voter ID law causes few hiccups at polling places | Marshall County voters deal with new voter ID law | New e-poll books cause temporary problem for Harvey County voters

Louisiana: Congressional district changes will affect upcoming elections | Parish publishes inactive voter list online | Voter purge process begins in Jefferson Parish

Maine: City clerk aims to extend early voting hours, streamline process

Maryland: Maryland rolls out online voter registration | OC opens absentee ballot rules | New website for Montgomery County board of elections

Massachusetts: Galvin investigates possible voter registration fraud | Judge dismisses a charge in Marlborough absentee voter case

Michigan: City clerk says voter traffic slow | Polls close, voters decide a host of issues | Midland, Gladwin county voter registration number challenged | Voting delayed at 3 Dearborn precincts when polling laptops arrive late | State elections chief says affirming citizenship not required to vote | Citizenship question causes confusion, hassle for some voters | Polling problems: Doors closed, voters frisked in Detroit | Fight errupts outside polling place

Missouri: SOS primary too close to call | Officials debate tornado's effect on election in Joplin area | iPads put to use at polls in Jasper County | Secretary of state website glitch slows election results | Ballot counter malfunctions in Bollinger County | Redistricting spawns confusion among some primary voters

New Mexico: Detours on NM's road to voter registration

New York: When bad voter registration info goes viral | To the polls, ye sons of freedom! And bring a MetroCard

North Carolina: Pamlico OKs Sunday voting, Craven set to consider | Moving day for county elections board is Friday, Aug. 24 | State board orders new election | Second claim dismissed in lawsuit targeting Forsyth elections chief | Elections board debates Sunday voting | Forsyth early voting plan faces challenges at state board | Elections board OKs five early voting sites

Ohio: Portage needs volunteers for November election | Ohio elections officials investigating suspect registration cards | State settles elections board spat | The Ohio early voting fight explained | Early-voting site still up in the air | Fewer polling places this election

Pennsylvania: New Bryn Mawr College IDs will work for voting

South Carolina: Columbia elections head to November

South Dakota: Yankton County will begin using voting stations in November

Tennessee: Provisional ballots weighed | Absentee counting delayed election results

Texas: Election night problems spark calls for audit, reforms | Upshur County GOP chairman alleges voter fraud

Vermont: State lags on HAVA spending | Early voting system questioned

Virginia: Old voter ID rules to be in place for special election

Washington: Secretary of state: Wyman likely Drew in fall

West Virginia: Ex-Lincoln County commissioner to plead guilty to vote fraud

Wisconsin: Primary brings some questions, area clerks find

Tuesday, 07 August 2012

August 7, 2012

National News: Anticipating voting machine failures in November

Alabama: Democratic Party upset over flagging of Mobile County ballots

Arizona: Judge rules Arizona open primary measure cannot appear on ballot

Connecticut: Orange registrar can't be a Democrat on ballot due to paperwork

Florida: Rain hinders early voting in Manatee, supervisor says | Democrats running for Hillsborough elections chief share public service background | Elections supervisor: Early voting uneventful

Georgia: Elections board leader decries tardy vote tallies | Fulton election board to meet amid criticism

Hawaii: Ballot counting machines pass final test | OHA unveils voter education campaign | No absentee ballot drop off in Kona

Kansas: Some GOP members wary of voter ID rules | New districts, photo ID, GOP warfare await voters | Sedgwick County see push to vote in person before Tuesday's primary | Election officials gear up for primaries

Massachusetts: Suspected voter registration fraud triggers probe by secretary of state's office

Michigan: Some Muskegon County voters heading to new polling locations for primary | Bangor Township clerk hopes to quell precinct confusion for Tuesday primary | Judge allows late absentee ballots in some Michigan communities

Minnesota: Ellison holds voter ID forum in St. Louis Park | Fine print with photo ID proposal could loom large

Missouri: Jasper County Clerk: Address, ID concerns should not affect voting | GOP race for secretary of state finally heats up after quiet start | County clerk to review decision on ending voting at Carrington | Ralls Co. posts election results old-fashioned way

Montana: Flathead County preps for 2012 election

New Hampshire: O'Brien voter registration complaint dismissed for lack of evidence

New York: Council eyes changes to board of elections

North Carolina: Compromise early voting plan approved by board of elections | State board of elections to decide on Sunday voting

Ohio: Summit elections board to further examine polling locations for November | Elections board probes possible voter fraud | Elections board needs $65K for year | Elections board deadlocks on votes; debates early vote center site | Lucas Co. board of elections stalls on details on early voting center | End date for early voting undecided

Pennsylvania: Outcome of ID-law challenge hard to predict | Watchdog group says voters shouldn't use absentee ballots to skirt ID law

Tennessee: Sevier County investigating apparent irregularity

Texas: Constable candidates await ballot count today | Voter registration the target of the lastest round of voting related legislation | How much did that vote cost?

Vermont: Delegation agrees VRA anniversary good time to consider problems and reforms | Vermont voters don't always want the early-bird special

Virginia: State board of elections won't seek investigation of voter registration organization | Va. elections board takes no action on group's registration form | Registrars reach out to assisted living facilities

Washington: Cost a factor in decision not to print full text of advisory vote in November | Social media gains bigger role in Wash. election process | Mass mailing aim to boost Washington voters

Monday, 06 August 2012

August 4-6, 2012

National News: Could tougher voting laws squelch the youth vote? | In Ohio and elsewhere, battles over state voting laws head to court | Mass voter registration effort criticized | Romney campaign jabs at Obama over voting rights suit | Florida, Texas and Alabama challenge 1965 Voting Rights Act

Alabama: Fight brews over voter ID

Arizona: State judge not buying arguments by foes of open primary ballot measure | Election dustups could ruffle Bennett's ambitions | Recorder's office seeks public assistance in tracking early ballots

Arkansas: Election commission chooses Burdette as new 'election central'

California: UC students push for election-day voter registration | Voting by mail jumps, altering campaigns

Colorado: Inactive voters won't get mail-in ballots

Connecticut: Gomes' complaint alleges absentee ballot abuses

Florida: Thaxton looks at 2006 election hopes of unseating Dent | Polls open early, but more Tampa Bay voters choose the mail-in option | Florida falls flat when it comes to rules for tracking paper ballots after elections | Early voting smooth in PBC despite Delray Beach mix-up | Hernando supervisor of elections candidate says he would refuse part of his salary | Two running for supervisor of elections | Bennett and three others seek supervisor nomination | Hill Co. woman plaintiff in voter purge lawsuit | Polk gearing up for election

Georgia: Alto Park precinct votes retrieved from machine | Little-known KSU building houses elections nerve center | Kemp criticizes Fulton County voting process

Hawaii: Voting machines tested one more time before next week's primary

Kansas: Voter ID questions continue | Kobach: Counties seek ways to boost turnout

Louisiana: Registrar to cut inactive voters

Maine: Augusta voters to try Cony HS as polling place in fall

Michigan: Write-in votes could slow count | Southfield clerk readies for election

Minnesota: Polling places changing

Missouri: Poll workers prepare for primaries

New Hampshire: Voter ID law assistance offered

North Carolina: Elections board will debate early voting sites on Monday

Ohio: New state voting laws cause controversy; critics fear turnout will suffer | Thousands of ballots are disqualified each year by Ohio | Summit elections board fine-tunes cuts in polling sites

Pennsylvania: Monroe County prepares for voter ID law | Getting to voter ID centers is a hardship and a haul for low-income elderly | Rendell: Pa. voter ID law 'very serious' | Absentee ballots may offer a way around Pa.'s voter ID law | Size of voter ID budget debated | Survey cites difficulty in getting Pa. voter ID

Rhode Island: RI issues free voter ID's for elections

South Carolina: Concerns about S.C. voting machines

Tennessee: Election attorney says recounts rare, expensive | Election officials admit to mistake with voter's ballot at Caton's Chapel | Close election results won't automatically be recounted | Vital asks for recount after ballot counting error | Election officials walk fine line between donations, being fair

Texas: State to appeal federal ruling blocking some registration rules

Virginia: Va. board to meet on voter mailings

Washington: Pierce County says a few voters' pamphlets are incomplete | New ballot drop boxes for late voters

Friday, 03 August 2012

August 3, 2012

National News: New target in voter ID battle: 1965 Voting Rights Act | King's son still fighting for nation's voting rights

Arizona: Record number of early ballots being mailed today

Florida: Ready for the race: County's residents can vote early in 3 locations | Fla. can't find convicts who are eligible to vote | Latino Justice sues Orlando for diluting Hispanic voting strength | Hialeah absentee-ballot broker arrested

Georgia: Final election results expected Friday; officials explain what went wrong | One-third of voters cast ballots early in Walker, Catoosa counties

Hawaii: County clerk addressing duplicate votes

Illinois: DuPage election panel to keep Reverse Spin — for now

Indiana: County debates how to pay for vote centers

Kansas: As advance voting widens, a possible problem | Portrait not enough to satisfy Kan. voter ID law | Kobach previews upcoming primary | Computer glitch leaves advanced voters with wrong ballot

Maryland: Ocean City clears up absentee voting issues

Massachusetts: Mass. voter registration form now online

Michigan: Smartphone version of Michigan voter info offered | Livingston County voters will face citizenship question in fall | Bolger open to election reform

Minnesota: Minnesota primaries preps

New Hampshire: Voter ID law assistance offered | Voter IDs ripped in Milford

New Jeresey: Clerk urges college students to apply now for vote-by-mail ballot

Ohio: Board of elections offers voter information | Husted, GOP hold in-person early voting to business hours | Parties prep for special election | Military groups challenge lawsuit on early voting

Oregon: Race for secretary of state heating up | Secretary of state candidate Knute Buehler says he'll refuse PERS, beef up audits

Pennsylvania: Voter ID law prompts longtime Centre City poll worker to retire | Pa. voter ID law may hurt minorities, study show | Closing arguments conclude in case over Pa.'s voter ID law | Ruling due on Pa. voter ID law | Voter ID law affects Cumberland County universities | Colleges work to meet voter ID regulations | Solobay: Voter ID goes from bad idea to embarrassment | Voter ID holdup causing local confusion

Tennessee: Quick rundown of strange voting issues | Monitors on hand for election problems | SCEC chairman takes his lumps, acknowledging more likely glitches on election day | State election chief: Not enough info in Rogers supporter's complaint | Split precincts cause confusion | Former Nashville judge lacks correct ID for voting | Slow turnout at Cleveland polls may be due to big early voting crowd | New election system starts slow, gains speed in Sumner County | Few major election snafus reported in Shelby County | Sevier County woman alleges she was allowed to double vote at precinct | Light turnout, minor glitches at Gallatin precincts | June Griffin turned away from Rhea County voting place over proper ID

Texas: Judge guts vote registration law | 5 voter registration provisions focus of injunction | Complaint filed claiming voter fraud

Virginia: Va. voter rights restoration and the ballot access debate

Washington: Yakima woman mystified to find herself as candidate on ballot

Wisconsin: County administration preparing for paperless system