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Friday, 20 June 2014

June 20, 2014

Arizona: Elections board rejects secretary of state's ad appeal

Arkansas: King says Earls was wrong on elections

California: Vote counting ends

Colorado: Arapco DA drops one of four voter fraud charges | Saturday options available for primary balloting

Connecticut; New London mayor concedes polling place resolution may be illegal

Florida: Busy weekend for St. Johns Co. elections officials | Florida felons seek restoration of civil rights | 9 investigates possible civil rights violations

Indiana: Mailings aim to clean up voter rolls | Some Hoosiers must update info to continue to vote | Early voting sites for 2014 examined | FBI requests voting records from Sullivan Co.

Kentucky: Voter assistance office helps soldiers, families make voices heard

Maine: Secretary of state conducts vote recounts

Michigan: Onica named clerk of the year | Michigan lags country in reform and those pressing it find little support

Minnesota: Both DFL and GOP focus on new absentee voting rules

New Jersey: Ballot case moved to appellate court

North Carolina: Elections board finalizing voting plan | House bill addresses early ballots after death | Panel OKs absentee ballot legislation | Debbie George named director of elections

Ohio: Hill picked for elections board

Oklahoma: Early voting begins

Rhode Island: Bill eliminating straight-party voting passes Senate, heads back to House | Mater lever repeal heads to governor

South Carolina: Officials optimistic for Tuesday's runoff

Tennessee: Satellite locations to open earlier for general election early voting | Lester intends to fight for job | Election commissioner recognized for their service

Texas: Texas slapped with fees from redistricting fight

Virginia: Supervisors OK relocating four Hanover precincts

Thursday, 19 June 2014

June 19, 2014

National News: Black Caucus targets powerful Republican in push for voting rights fix

Alaska: Local groups team up to tackle low voter turnout

Arizona: Groups join up to encourage voter registration, participation

California: Voter fraud trial starts today | Sonoma Co. finalizes election results | Recount planned | Survey: Californians concerned by low voter turnout, unsure of solution | The vote counting goes on | San Gabriel votes to keep elections local despite March 2013 issues

Colorado: 45 percent of primary ballots returned

Connecticut: Longtime registrar will keep job | State, Finizio at odds over New London polling location resolution

Florida: Seattle man admits voter fraud in PBC | Elections supervisor delivers bill to school board

Illinois: Voters can register online

Kansas: Ethics complaint against SOS candidate dismissed

Maine: Secretary of state schedules two primary recounts

Maryland: Western Maryland early voter turnout below state average

Nebraska: Results change following recount in York Co.

Nevada: Secretary of state candidate tell Hispanics voter ID law needed

New Jersey: Judge orders recount of mail-in votes |

New Mexico: Recount filed

Ohio: GOP picks two for elections board

Oklahoma: Website hopes to shame people into voting

Rhode Island: Secretary of state candidates weigh in on master lever

Tennessee: Election commission could force Lester out

Texas: Court asked to review Ingram election | Local GOP supports county voting centers

West Virginia: Tired election ends with name drawn out of a hat

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

June 18, 2014

National News: Map: 22 states have passed new voting restrictions over the past four years | Status of voting rights fragile as midterms approach, report finds

California: Controller cliffhanger race hinges on tardy mail-in ballots | Yolo Co. voter turnout higher than anticipated

Colorado: Arapahoe to close motor vehicle services for primary | Clerks work together to improve voter experience

Delaware: Proponents of same-day voter registration seek support in Dover

Florida: Plaque at elections office to honor Brown and McNeal | Election dispute now set for mediation, another appeal

Georgia: Dawsonville election will stay put for 2015

Guam: Bill would fund new vote tabulators | Parties submit names for precinct officials

Illinois: Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge

Kansas: New e-pollbooks ready to launch | Kobach's side work attacked in primary race | Wyandotte Co. election office announces new voting location

Maryland: Early voting slow in Harford, statewide | Early voting sets new record for primary

Massachusetts: Mass. military ballots no longer secret

Michigan: LWV of Kalamazoo Area wins national award

Minnesota: New online tool for Minnesota voters to request absentee ballot | Absentee ballots can now be ordered online

Nevada: Tuesday deadline for voter ID petitions | Voter ID initiative fails to make ballot

New Jersey: Mayoral hopeful to request recount

New York: Hudson board OKs contract to buy voting machines | Essex Co. BOE gears up for GOP primary | Legislature could ban candidates from serving as poll watchers

Ohio: Sunday voting back in new Ohio early voting schedule | BOE proposes Youngstown ward redistricting plan | New early voting hours set after federal ruling

Oklahoma: New law changes early voting; affects primary

Rhode Island: Carlevale running again for SOS

South Dakota: Voting centers give voters flexibility, but costs could stall system's expansion | Technology expanding into SD elections

Tennessee: Election office gets back money budgeted for 2 early voting satellites  

Texas: Commissioners OK countywide polling places | Markum appointment fails with split vote | A roll of the dice breaks tie in Kennedy Co. commissioner race | Concerns rise as special election looms | If state gives OK, the way Taylor Co. votes will change dramatically

Virginia: Portsmouth woman accused of voter fraud found not guilty | City council considers November elections | Lynchburg electoral board recommends moving precinct

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

June 17, 2014

National News: Senate panel to examine voting rights fix | Court rulings on voter restrictions create limbo as Midterms near | DoD won't release e-voting penetration tests

Alaska: Assembly to vote on vote-by-mail elections

Arizona: County to offer two types of ballots

California: Thousands of mail ballots too late to count in Calif. primary | California's least-populous county takes voting seriously | 573 Santa Cruz Co. ballots too late to count

Colorado: Polling centers open across El Paso Co. | El Paso Co. opens additional polling place | City clerk reports fraudulent 'ballot collectors'

Connecticut: Stage is set for Bridgeport primaries | New London decides to add polling places, not voting districts

Florida: Hillsborough Co. supervisor of elections office

Georgia: Rockdale extends hours for early voting

Illinois: HOPE will sponsor meeting focused on election law changes | Peoria Co. could manage city election commission | Richland Co. board approves combining voting precincts

Iowa: Wapello Co. auditor addresses concerns on voter fraud and security

Kansas: GOP pursues ethics claim against Dem SOS candidate

Kentucky: Council to consider lifting election day alcohol ban

Louisiana: Schedler visits Vernon Parish

Maryland: Pace picking up after slow weekend of early voting | Candidate accuses others of harassing voters

Michigan: Atlas Township clerk honored | Gaines Township recall against clerk, first of its kind in Genesee Co.

Mississippi: Real voter ID test may not come until next year | Senate committee to hold hearing on voting rights bill

New York: State election records bill offers mandate relief | NY lawmaker aims to give voting rights to undocumented immigrants

Ohio: Study: Early voting hasn't let to more votes cast | Names of two judges floated to fill vacancies

Monday, 16 June 2014

June 14-16, 2014

National News: Impacts of voting case extend past Kansas, Arizona

Alabama: Shelby Co. won't have to pay fees in voting rights case

California: No Friday Fresno Co. vote update | Trove of votes missing from Santa Cruz tally

Delaware: Same-day voter registration supporters push for bill's passage

District of Columbia: 'Rent is Too Damn High' party founder sues DCBOE

Florida: Voting-rights groups make final pitch in redistricting challenge | 4-year-old bitten by rattlesnake

Hawaii: Windward early voting site to close this year, upsetting politicians

Illinois: Election board draws fire in political remap case

Indiana: Board mulls adjustments to vote center system

Kentucky: Judge rules 27 disputed absentee ballots won't count | Greenup Co. to clarify precinct boundaries

Maryland: Early voters beat the rush for June 24 primary | Communities cope with being split by redistricting | No online voting for blind | Sunday Q&A: Armstead Jones, Baltimore City BOE

Michigan: Bill looks to streamline process

Minnesota: Big absentee changes arrive

Mississippi: Problems experienced during Saturday absentee voting

Montana: Montana to open voting offices on reservations

New Mexico: Votes are canvassed in Luna Co.

New York: Elections post nominee offered

North Dakota: Few problems reported at the polls

Ohio: Early voting hasn't boosted Ohio turnout

Oklahoma: County election board encouraging early arrival on election day

Pennsylvania: State rep. questions commissioners' visits to Butler Co. polls

South Carolina: State cancels recount

South Dakota: State, counties find bumps, success in voter system

Tennessee: Knox Co. will study banning cell phones while voting

Texas: Young Co. commissioners considering new election equipment | Mercedes man alleges campaign workers took advantage of family

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint board OKs post-election audit to reassure public

Virginia: New voting machines to improve voting in Fairfax Co.

Friday, 13 June 2014

June 13, 2014

National News: Latino groups aim to restore voter protections

Alaska: Juneau Votes: New community group to encourage democracy

California: Stanislaus turnout was 26 percent | Inyo selected for pilot project and new election website

Colorado: Primary election ballots trickling back

Connecticut: New London panel OKs plan to add 3 voting districts

Delaware: House passes bill to consolidate election boards

Florida: Collier supervisor of elections receives 36 voter registration applications at naturalization ceremony | Voting rights group makes final pitch in redistricting case

Georgia: Pitts sues county election board over wording of ballots

Iowa: Waterloo man pleads guilty to vote fraud

Kansas: Hundreds of Douglas Co. voters still in limbo as primary election nears | Ballots in voters' hands--along with instructions

Kentucky: Judge rules disputed absentee ballots won't count

Maryland: MoCo voters have option to vote-by-mail | Rainy weather puts damper on first day of early voting | Hundreds of county residents opt out of party affiliation | Judge rules in ballots-for-the-blind lawsuit | Calvert Co. election board alerts voters to ballot mistakes

Mississippi: Forrest Co. has seamless process with voter ID in primary | Hosemann: State no longer needs federal oversight of elections

Montana: State to open voting offices on reservations | Montana Indian voting lawsuit settled | Missoula Co. appoints interim clerk, changes elections position

Nebraska: Secretary of state's office clarifies voter issues

New Mexico: Canvassing, election hits snag

North Dakota: Voter ID law causes few troubles at polls | WWII vet among those who didn't get to vote

Ohio: Voter bill of rights might miss November ballot | Nina Turner lands endorsement from Howard Dean

Rhode Island: Senate committee votes to abolish master lever by next year

South Carolina: Election certification means new results, runoffs, recounts | Twice in a row county hit with election difficulties | Election commission finalizes primary ballots

Texas: Judge orders new election

Utah: Vote by mail going well, officials say

Thursday, 12 June 2014

June 12, 2014

National News: The missing Native vote | Bipartisan panel warms to weekend voting

Alabama: State GOP chairman says committee has gathered evidence of voter fraud in primary

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. disqualifies fewer absentee ballots due to ID in runoff

California: New election official named | Monterey Co. elections should have majority of ballots counted by Thursday | Provisional ballots may change primary leaders | Ballots validated under watchful eyes

Colorado: Charges dropped against canvasser accused of voter fraud | Consultant confident primary will go well

Connecticut: LWV looks at constitutional amendment | New London panel OKs plan to add three new voting districts

Georgia: Pitts files lawsuit to toss out Fulton chairman's race results, force another vote | Voters didn't hold back on write-ins during May 20 election

Illinois: New state election bill means likely changes this November | Illinoisans one step closer to election-day registration

Indiana: Early voting trend rises

Maine: Girl, 12, charged with felony after pulling fire alarm at polling place | Three Maine House, Senate primary races could see recounts

Maryland: Officials encourage early voting | Prince Georges' Co. prepares for early voting

Minnesota: Duluth city council rejects ranked-choice voting plan

Mississippi: 513 Miss. voters lacked photo ID on June 3

Missouri: County awards contract for voter reminder cards

Montana: Missoula Co. move to appointed elections administrator brings outcry

Nevada: Secretary of state weighs in on atypical election results | Registrar: Voter turnout second lowest in Clark Co. history | Registrar confident voting cartridges left behind weren't compromised | 'None of the above' beats out all Dem governor candidates in Nevada

New Jersey: Legislators begin discussing moving fire district elections to November | Provisional ballots could prove spoiler | Primary may see recount request

New York: City's pricey primary runoffs could be eliminated under council plan

North Dakota: Voter turnout lowest for June election since at least 1980 | Secretary of state candidate blasts Jaeger on website problem | Election results: Now you see them, now you don't | Election largely quiet

Ohio: Democrats praise federal court ruling restoring 3 days of early voting | Federal court orders Ohio restore early voting hours on 3 days before Election Day | Ohio elections chief plans to follow judge's order | Elections panel bumps compensation by $10K

South Carolina: Reactions mixed after Tuesday voting| Twice in a row, county hit with election difficulties | Splitting shifts, paying poll workers more could help improve efficiency at the polls | Richland Co. seeks young poll workers to bolster staff | Low voter turnout will not become a distraction for November | Election glitch changes outcome of two primary races | Registered voters up, but ballots cast down

South Dakota: Minnehaha Co. leaders hope to fix ballot mistakes in time for general election

Tennessee: Royko to contest loss in county assessor primary | Sumner election commission readies for Aug. 7 primary | Greer to take leave from election commission

Texas: Details released on elections administrator applicants | Commissioners OK new voting centers |

Utah: Turnout a question mark as early voting starts

Virginia: Hanover supervisors approve 4 polling location changes

Wyoming: Former legislator enters crowded secretary of state race

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

June 11, 2014

National News: Voter fraud is rare, but myth is widespread

Alabama: Election probe continues

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. takes steps to prevent voter ID concerns

California: Ballot count continues

Delaware: Bill would expand voting rights for the homeless

Georgia: State dusts off Dodge Co. election investigation

Indiana: Human error caused Warrick Co. ballot count failure

Kansas: Kansas to limit voting to federal races for some

Kentucky: Court date set for rejected absentee ballots

Maine: Hollis voters find long lines at polls | Rumford voting results delayed by high turnout | Cutler calls for voting reform on Maine primary day

Maryland: Printing snafu leads to polling place confusion | Polling place error on sample ballots

Minnesota: Entenza files complaint against Otto over voter ID claims

Nevada: Washoe Co. reports about 17.5% of total voters cast ballots | Low turnout may set record, final tally delayed

New York: Cabrera to introduce Internet voting bill

North Dakota: Voter ID law causes some to be turned away at polls | Computers, ballots & IDs cause minor issues in primary voting | ND voters back earlier ballot deadline | Voters OK changing ballot deadlines | No issues, short lines at polling places

Ohio: Critics argue new election law makes it harder for minorities, low income residents to vote | Clark Co. poll workers could get pay raise

Oregon: Recount scheduled for commissioners race

South Carolina: Upstate sees average turnout, no major voting problems | Minor hiccups hinder voting process | Interim elections director: 'There's no such thing as a perfect election' | Light turnout and minor confusion in Anderson Co. | Reports of voting machines not working in Richland Co. | "Hiccups' but no major problems in Richland Co. | Richland election better but more improvements needed, director says | Election confusion in Horry Co. | Richland Co. primary elections avoid major problems | Election Commission: Primaries 'relatively calm' | Officials: York Co. primary turnout 'dismal' | Voters get wrong ballots, outcome unaffected | Candidates challenge ballots cast in Pee Dee | Women work the polls together for over 30 years

South Dakota: County commissioner: 'Minnehaha balloting process out of control'

Texas: Capital Tonight: Debating online voter registration | County may close voting location, cite lack of election judges | Rusk Co. commissioners approve 17 voting centers | Elections commission a no-show

Virginia: On-campus voting location approved by board of supervisors

West Virginia: More than 4K Berkeley Co. voters to get new polling sites

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

June 10, 2014

National News: Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan

Alabama: Shelby Co. ban on guns at voting sites is discussion topic at commissioners meeting | Gun rights supporters challenge weapons ban at polling precincts

Alaska: Justice Dept. says states, nation must improve voting access for Natives | District boundaries adjusted to eliminate multiple ballots

Arkansas: Voter ID still law in Arkansas

California: Tulare co. used new tech at polling sites | City sues registrar to block ballot measure | Election office nears finish line on vote count

Connecticut: Lauretti recruits teens in petition drive

Florida: Stegall recognized for half century of work | Absentee voters make presence known

Illinois: Rauner supports expanding voting

Maine: Mainers head to the polls

Maryland: Crime fears thwart elections office move | Early voting begins June 12

Massachusetts: Mass. man receives suspended sentence for voter fraud in NH

Minnesota: Duluth city council considers referendum on ranked-choice voting

Mississippi: Harrison Co. commissioners question ballot mix-up

Montana: Connell beat Boulanger after provisional ballot count

Nebraska: After race left off some ballots, candidates move to general election

Nevada: Record low voter turnout expected Tuesday | Washoe Co. gets ready for primary

New Hampshire: Mass. man receives suspended sentence for voter fraud in NH

New Jersey: Police called after ballots questioned | Pending investigations accompany Bayonne runoff election

New York: NY BOE website hacked

North Carolina: Moral Monday protest focuses on voting laws

North Dakota: County prepares for primary | Heitkamp welcomes DOJ plan to ease Native voting | Turnout light heading into primary

Ohio: Hamilton Co. gets new elections director

South Carolina: Richland Co. officials hope for a trouble-free primary | A first step toward gaining Richland voter's confidence back | New voter ID law in effect for primary | Turnout expected to be low | Photo ID law a first for statewide primary | Election commission shares helpful tips heading into primary | Ballot fixed

South Dakota: Election results final, poll workers praised

Texas: County OKs election system upgrade | Voting locations change for runoff | It's a white marble for the win in Cochran Co.

Utah: Utah counties adopt all-mail voting | Mail-in ballots, same-day registration: Many in Utah gain options in voting methods

Virginia: Changes ease Virginia Tech student voting

Wyoming: Candidate would cut positions in secretary of state's office

Monday, 09 June 2014

June 7-9, 2014

National: League of Women Voters focuses on turnout | | Political parties fight to manipulate voting times

Alabama: Officials: Move to courthouse went well, runoff will follow same format | Few problems with voter ID in Alabama | Secretary of state considers voter ID law successful | Officials mum over guns in voting precincts

Alaska: Soldotna overhauls elections code

Arizona: County chooses vote centers over polling places

Arkansas: Craighead officials will ask voters to use paper ballots

California: State, local officials report on ongoing vote count | Judge orders Palmdale to pay $3.5M for VRA violations | Mono Co. official named election chief in Marin | Huntington Park council postpones action on moving election | Nearly 1M ballots not yet counted | Rohnert Park polling place draws zero voters | Sonoma State polling place was like a ghost town | 3 of 4 O.C. primary voters mailed in their ballots

Colorado: LaPlata Co. offering you a new 24/7 ballot drop-box

Florida: Elections supervisor campaigns for voters

Georgia: Piazza takes election super job in Georgia

Hawaii: Hawaii to allow split shifts for election workers

Illinois: Legislation expands voter access, raises fraud concerns

Indiana: Officials examine grim voter turnout numbers from May primary

Kansas: Church leaders organize voter campaign, denounce voter ID laws | Be aware of changes to voting laws

Mississippi: Group urges Congress to move on voting rights bill

Missouri: Early voting supporter dismisses lawmakers' voter fraud concerns

North Carolina: Runoff election to cost Burke Co.

Ohio: Accusations resurface within Lucas Co. elections board

Oklahoma: Election board hopes multiple sites for early voting will alleviate long wait times

Oregon: As voters leave the major parties, group revives proposal for nonpartisan primary

Pennsylvania: Piazza takes election super job in Georgia | County's cost of primary tops $80K | City commissioner to pay $500 fine

South Carolina: Cherokee Co. combines election, voter registration boards | New elections director ready for first test | Octogenarian cherish vote, says it's a blessing | Voters head to polls Tuesday for primaries | What you need to know about voter ID

Texas: County to consider new voting equipment | Markum likely as next county elections administrator | Hearing on voting center set for Monday

Utah: County clerk candidates looking to improve election process | New era for Utah politics: 7 counties voting mainly by mail

Wyoming: Secretary of state candidates hire big guns