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Friday, 06 June 2014

June 6, 2014

Alabama: Woodruff: Technical glitch made no difference in any race | Error that led Limestone officials to overlook 204 votes did not change outcomes | Making sense of gun rights at polling places

California: Holding even-year LA city elections to boost turnout gets second nod | 1K+ Sacramento vote-by-mail ballots arrive too late | Napa Co. has 8600 ballots left to count | As-yet-uncounted ballots could change outcomes | California may have seen lowest turnout in history

Florida: Voting in Hendry Co. will be faster, easier | Redistricting trial ends with both sides confident

Illinois: New election law extends voter registration | Legislation aims to preserve schools as polling places

Iowa: Statewide turnout lowest in more than a decade

Maine: Biddeford to vote on polling place plan

Maryland: Election judge shortage continues as primary approaches

Massachusetts: Hitting the streets instead of books for civics lessons | Worcester changes polling place

Minnesota: GOP avoids primary for secretary of state's office

Mississippi: Investigators seek answers after poll workers locked in courthouse

New Jersey: Smith campaign wants investigation of recently registered voters

New Mexico: Last precinct in state finally able to report results

North Carolina: Vigilante or vindicator? One man'd bid to root out voter fraud

Ohio: Husted fires 3 at board of elections | Husted challenges GOP lawmakers to get moving on OVR | Ohio elections chief removed three county board members | Trenton officials: Why do we have to vote outside the city? | Board of elections officials discuss future

Oklahoma: Some voters get more choices to cast early votes

Pennsylvania: Singer gives forum on election beefs

South Carolina: Tuesday's primaries first under new voter ID law | Cherokee Co. struggles to reorganize voter registration, election boards | Chairman to be selected

South Dakota: Brown Co. voters adapt to vote centers

Texas: Burnam drops suit challenging election loss

Thursday, 05 June 2014

June 5, 2014

National News: House Dems file amicus brief on voter registration laws | Voting rights change stuck in Congress | 5 things to know about voter ID laws | House Dems fight back on voter rules

Alabama: Minor problems reported | Election runs smoothly even with new tech, ID law | Judge Davenport says 'elections went well' | Voter ID law disenfranchises some minorities | Plenty getting voter IDs on election day | Merrill ready for secretary of state runoff July 15 | Poll workers distributed incorrect ballots | Gun-rights group challenging Shelby Co. | Race has about 70 uncounted ballots

Alaska: Feds say elections officials wrong on language rules | Federal suite over Native voting aids set for June trial

Arizona: Voting reform dominates campaign

California: Attorney: COC working toward settlement in voting rights case | Nearly 90K ballots remain uncounted | Riverside Co. has 40K outstanding ballots | 18 votes cue up November runoff | Election day smiles | About 13 percent of registered voters cast ballots in LA Co. | 98K San Diego votes still to be counted | Voters get free pot in exchange for 'I Voted' stickers | San Bernardino Co. helps America vote | Turnout rivals worse of past decades | OC ballots tabulated despite glitches | 100-year-old Mercedian has never missed an election | LA County has some 150K ballots left to count | Lack of parking, poll workers complicate election day | Poll workers needed for every election | Some Mendocino Co. residents help every year

Connecticut: Secretary of state discusses early voting proposal

Florida: American Idol votes tallied by elections office | Voting precinct changes announced

Georgia: Ga. NAACP to launch campaign tackling voter rights | Organization stirs voter registration concerns

Iowa: News and notes rom election day

Kansas: New law cuts off party switching in July

Kentucky: Election results unchanged after recanvass

Maryland: Carroll Co. voters being urged to vote early

Minnesota: Howe won't rule out run for secretary of state | He voted in Minnesota and Texas and then bragged about it on social media

Mississippi: Technical difficulties caused late election results in Rankin | Human error to blame for ballot mix-up at polls | Election commissioner home in bed, couldn't release Senate numbers | Ballot count underway in Harrison Co. | Police investigating McDaniel supporters round locked in courthouse | Runoff rules explained

New Jersey: Smith campaign holds press conference on voter fraud | Race to be decided by provisional ballots | Relocation of polling sites issues continues in West Orange | Early voting bill could help put end to low turnout | 93 provisional ballots to be investigated in Atlantic Co.

New Mexico: Finger pointing over election results error | Voter fraud allegations surface in McKinley Co. | Elections night spat kicks off November race

Ohio: Board of elections has moved | Husted calls for redistricting reform

South Dakota: Davison Co. voting machine fails to read 700 ballots | Polling locations learn from primary problems | Official says vote centers worked well | Auditors checking results of primary

Tennessee: Barrett named to state election commission

Texas: Commissioners court approves vote centers | Texas challenges DOJ on voter ID law | Public hearing set for voting locations | He voted in Minnesota and Texas and then bragged about it on social media

Wisconsin: New signature rule causing headaches for candidates, state election officials | Judge orders new election in disputed Outagamie Co. race

Wednesday, 04 June 2014

June 4, 2014

National News: Study finds strong evidence for discriminatory intent behind voter ID law

Alabama: Changes in process await voters | New changes could cause frustration for voters | Judge denies attorneys' fees for Shelby Co. in voting rights case | Voter ID changes for primary election | Secretary of state's website will not have live election reporting | Election goes smoothly in county| Voters allege station closed 10 minutes before deadline | Few temporary ID's printed on election day | Voter fraud? 92-year old great-grandmother's expired license not accepted | Officials: Alabama's voter ID law working smoothly | Merrill to face McKinney in runoff | Runoff needed for SOS race | No ballots? No vote | Confusion at Mobile polling place | Man told to disarm before voting | Officials investigate shortage of ballots | Shelby Co. receives 3 reports of guns at polling locations    

Arkansas: ACLU says voter ID law disenfranchised primary voters

California: It's election day and Butte Co. is ready | Yee still on ballot despite dropping out | Primary will be a test of top-two system | No ballots, no voting machines and other glitches at LA Co. polling places | Problems at polling stations reported across LA County | Short wait times as OC progresses into afternoon | Not many voting problems on primary election night | 'The problem is we're not seeing any voters' | New voting system creates controversy | Jerry Brown doesn't like RCV | Ballot confusion could affect mayors race | Poll workers observe low election day turnout | Voters support Tuteur as elections chief | Solano grand jury eyes registrar's office | Light turnout, odd ballot seen in region | Cutting election costs: Polling places double up | Low voter turnout costs taxpayers | Voter turnout with OC's elections chief | East Bay election day glitches explained | 280K votes puts Yee in third place | Peterson and Padilla leading in SOS race | Peterson and Padilla advance to secretary of state runoff | Long Beach polling place ran out of ballots during evening voting

Colorado: Colorado's African immigrants step up politically on Neguse candidacy

Florida: Hispanic officials call for more protection against voter discrimination

Georgia: Modern election technology comes to Georgia

Hawaii: Hawaii elections 2014

Indiana: Primary voter turnout was lowest in 20 years | Officials will make sure polling places are accessible

Iowa: Heavy rain may explain light turnout | Storm halts voting in Western Iowa | Polls continue as planned | Officials encourage early voting due to storms | Election official: 'We're kind of bored here' | Woodbury nasty weather impacts voting | Johnson Co. officials dealing with computer issues

Mississippi: Election funds up in the air | Primary election running smoothly so far | New voter ID law seems to go off without a hitch | Weather dampens morning turnout along Coast | Ballot mixup causes confusion in Harrison Co. | ID law causes minimum complaints | Miss. sails through voter ID test | Voter ID law gets its first test | Voter ID law causes few problems in Jackson Co. | Voter ID well received at precinct | Hosemann: No reports of voter ID law problems | No voting issues reported | Hancock Co. voters find new polling places

Montana: Polls close at Montana ExpoPark | New voting setup easier on voters and volunteers | Missoula counting officials make changes for voters

New Jersey: Challenger demands oversight at polls after potential fraud surfaces | Voting machines replaced after malfunctions

New Mexico: Voting in Las Cruces running smoothly for most | Secretary of state, clerk spar over election results gaffe | Heat, construction irk voters

Ohio: Husted outlines what voters need to know | No pay, board says to poll worker who committed voter fraud | More parking needed, Butler Co. elections board says

Pennsylvania: Elections board gives first approval to vote tallies | Some Mercer Co. races to be decided by casting of lots | Commissioner claims 'illegal' election certificates sent

South Carolina: Election officials focus on absentee voting, voter ID law | Richland Co. council delay budget approval for elections office

South Dakota: Innovative election system enters spotlight | Gant disappointed by turnout | 7 counties use vote centers in primary | Voters face polling confusion | No waiting in Brandon this time |

Texas: Vote centers get unanimous OK

West Virginia: Recount continues in Marion Co.

Wyoming: Secretary of state candidates wary of 'big money' race

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

June 3, 2014

National News: High Court will hear new voting rights case

Alabama: Some worry new voter ID requirement will cause problems | At the polls in Lowndes Co. | The controversy over photo ID's | Precinct changes for many Westgate voters | Voting place moved after chance encounter

Arizona: Court taking up voter suit Aug. 25

Arkansas: Briefing schedule set in voter ID case

California: Trouble shooting two-vote Tuesday | Long Beach city clerk recommends ditching voting booth | Help available today for voters | Long Beach City clerk and team gear up for two-vote Tuesday | Big batch of election results expected by 8:01pm | Justice Dept. to monitor elections | Feds to monitor Alameda Co. election | A voter is required to stick 3 cents in | How California's new primary system hopes to level the playing field | In Long Beach, voters are being asked to vote twice | Underage voters, duplicate ballots among LA County's voting woes | Elections office recruits poll workers, sets up poll stations

Colorado: New election changes meant to boost turnout

Georgia: Recount confirms Lang wins by 4 votes

Illinois: Legislature passes polling, voter registration bill | Bill changes voting process

Iowa: Officials cite security risk in school polling stations | Voters have ID options | New statewide vote reporting vendor set | Election site passes the crash test | Speeding up the polling process

Kansas: Court taking up voter suit Aug. 25

Kentucky: Elkins to lobby for open primaries

Maine: Bangor absentee voting in new spot

Mississippi: Carpenter fulfills civic duty ad election commissioner | Setting up for the primaries | Voters head to the polls today | Hosemann: Voter ID a new chapter in state history | Changes for Mississippi voters

Montana: Gallatin Co. voters weigh in on late voter registration | The ballot box matriarch

Nevada: Washoe registrar backs off optimistic voter turnout

New Jersey: Demo proves mail-in ballot counter works fast | Union Co. clerk announced new, advanced election night voting results website

North Carolina: Villela resumes role as assistant elections director

Ohio: Elections officials point to ghost in machine for voter registration error | Youngstown council gets offer of help from BOE | Independents must choose party to work at polls

South Dakota: Election workers get ready for big day of voting | Voters question their poll location | Polling places prepare for primary | Voters may face polling location changes

Monday, 02 June 2014

May 31-June 2, 2014

National News: Dems, GOP find common ground in voter registration reforms | Groups call for move on voting rights bill

Alabama: Barbour Co. probate judge: Be aware of changes to provisional ballot laws | Some voting locations changed | Marshall Co. polling location deemed unusable | Mobile, Baldwin Co. party leaders focused on turnout, ID law in Tuesday primary | Only six in Baldwin get voter ID | Bennett announces new numbers for voter ID | ID required for first time to cast ballot in Alabama

Arkansas: Election commission throws out 159 ballots | ACLU says paltry voter education on ID law resulted in voided ballots

California: Ballot counting for county elections 'going good' | Pot clubs offer free weed to voters | Long Beach voters will hit the polls for two-vote Tuesday | Election turnout could be 'embarrassingly low'

Illinois: Election-day registration bill goes to Gov. Quinn | Voters could see 7 ballot questions

Indiana: Verdict still out on utility of vote centers

Iowa: Prepping for primaries | Schultz vows not to have a '12 website repeat | County auditors gearing up for primary elections | State going with new vendor for election results | Elections office says it's ready for primary night

Maryland: BOE cuts back on election judges in primaries

Michigan: Secretary of state won't appeal ruling on Conyers

Minnesota: Severson locks up GOP endorsement for SOS | DFLers endorse Simon for SOS

Mississippi: Election commissioner spreads voter ID info | Mississippi to use its voter ID law Tuesday | State to use its voter ID law Tuesday

Missouri: Two early voting questions may go on statewide ballot

Montana: Voters to decide on eliminating same-day registration | Missoula Co. taking applications | Majority of Yellowstone Co.'s vote already in | Cascade Co. voters taking time voting absentee

New Jersey: Some Vineland residents receive new polling locations on short notice | Woodbridge asks voters to donate food items at the polls on Tuesday

New Mexico: Lawsuit to challenge state voting rule | Early voting up 6 percent from 2010

New York: NYC BOE asks for $7.4M to boost salaries for poll workers

North Carolina: Morganton election reform takes next step | New look for BOE

Ohio: Christian Alliance pushing photo-ID mandate for voters | Dem candidate for SOS calls to increase voter access

Oregon: Voter error leaves county elections in limbo | Names of Oregon voters who made ballot mistakes now publicly available

South Carolina: Legislators approve elections fix | Beattie resigns voter registration post

South Dakota: Voting centers, electronic voter registration new for Tuesday's primary | Absentee ballots in primary exceed 10K

Texas: Law makes it hard for some to get voter IDs | Voting centers considered

Virginia: Proposal would slash Accomack polling places | Virginia prepares to implement voter ID law

Wisconsin: Voting rights groups worry that GOP bills will deter youth voting

Friday, 30 May 2014

May 30, 2014

National News: Red, blue states find some common ground on election reform

Alabama: New voting machines, polling places await voters in primary | NAACP criticizes section of state's voter ID law | Competitive race for GOP SOS nom | Voting precinct location changes in Houston Co.

Arkansas: Two dozen Pulaski Co. provisional ballots not counted

California: All quiet on the ballot front | Court's voting-rights ruling favors minorities | San Diego mail-in ballots coming in slowly | Four local libraries added as early voting sites | Assembly approves bill for all-mail special elections

Connecticut: Woman seeks primary for Democratic registrar of voters

Florida: Man pleads guilty to voter intimidation

Georgia: Fulton to conduct recount today

Indiana: Is Indiana's voter ID law disenfranchising immigrant voters?

Iowa: Auditor's office clarifies information for primary

Kansas: Kobach on campaign trail in Garden City| Kobach losing radio show while on campaign

Maryland: Changes abound for voters in upcoming primary

Massachusetts: Council OKs merging polling sites

Mississippi: No issues expected for primary | County officials prepare for Tuesday

New Jersey: Woodbury releases new polling locations

New Mexico: County gets approval to move voting site| Independent voters plan lawsuit over closed primary elections

New York: Steuben Co. elections commissioner resigns

North Dakota: Voter ID laws have changed slightly

Ohio: Group seeks to spur action on Ohio voter ID bill | Convicted poll worker wants to be paid | Election determined by flip of the coin

Pennsylvania: Election aide suspended

Rhode Island: Chafee nominates Erickson, Perry to BOE

South Carolina: Officials spot, fix error on ballot | Lawmakers repeal Election Day alcohol sales ban

Texas: Voting machines cause election return delays | State lawmakers consider online voter registration

Washington: Costs rise for ballot mix-up

West Virginia: New Haven election dealing with candidate's death

Thursday, 29 May 2014

May 29, 2014

Alabama: Madison Co. testing voting machines today | Primary to be high tech | Voting machines ready before primary election | First election with voter ID will be enforced Tuesday | Voter rolls top 22K, IDs needed | Thousands will vote at new precinct | Shelby Co. must pay attorney fees | County, Lions agree to change polling location | Warrenton polling place moves to church | Marshall Co. voting site in cemetery

Arkansas: Voter ID complaint officially filed | One more vote counted in Jefferson Co. | Election commission: No races affected in vote certification process

California: Most Butte mail-in ballots yet to come in

Idaho: Woodings seeking SOS post

Kansas: Kobach officially files for re-election | Decision on Kansas voting law could come in time for general election

Maine: Biddeford polls merger wins few fans

Massachusetts: Saugus clerk proposes polling place switch

Mississippi: More than 1K voter ID cards issued | Observers prepare for primary under new voter ID law | Hosemann: Don't forget to bring ID to vote Tuesday | Absentee voting resumes

Missouri: GOP consultant questions signatures for early voting

New Mexico: 14 voting centers open on Tuesday | Eddy Co. elections official says higher voting numbers are skewed

North Carolina: July 15 runoff could cost as much as $140K

North Dakota: SOS challenger urges 'no' vote on June ballot

South Carolina: New Beaufort Co. voting procedures | Elections oversight begins in fall, as reform passes | Florence Co. voting commission set for primary

South Dakota: Voting centers change for primary

Texas: ID law one more hurdle for trans voters | Game of chance will determine Cochran Co. race after tie

Utah: Residents speak up on by-mail voting

Washington: Students try to bring permanent ballot drop box to campus

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

May 28, 2014

Alabama: Election work gearing up | AG warns against voter fraud | McKinney focused on election integrity in bid for SOS

Arizona: Woman sentenced to probation for illegal voting | Bennett taking head for proposed election education ads

Arkansas: Dozens of ballots tossed because of voter ID law | New voter ID law has little effect on Pope Co. | 24 ballots not counted in largest count as 'cure period' end for voter ID law  

California: Election official hopes you'll head to the polls | LA County faces poll worker shortage | Officials ramp up for busy Tuesday

Colorado: Ballot to be mailed in El Paso Co. for primary

Florida: Elections supervisor: Keep November ballot clear of local issues

Georgia: Bowman seeks vote recount this week

Idaho: A few voters were denied ballots in last week's primaries

Iowa: Early primary voting keeping auditors office busy

Kansas: Kobach to file for re-election

Kentucky: Calloway Co. race to receive ballot recanvass Thursday

Mississippi: Hood issues opinion on enforcement of voter ID | Secretary of state worried about Tuesday's election turnout

Montana: Election office preparation

New Jersey: County approves new polling locations | Hudson Co. superintendent of elections dies

New York: Dering Harbor resident charges vote fraud | NYC BOE fires finance chief

Ohio: Bill would prevent candidates from putting names on absentee ballot applications | Counties prepare for levy recounts

South Carolina: New voter ID cards to be mailed out | Lawmakers look to boost voter confidence

South Dakota: No vote centers for Tuesday's elections

Texas: Weather, outages don't stop voting | County to hold public hearing on vote centers | Voting location consolidation causes some confusion | Tough morning for Bexar Co. election workers | Sloppy conditions hinder voter turnout | Precinct 114 voting location changed, effective immediately

Virginia: Poll changes top BOS talks | Lisa Martin recognized by board

Washington: Port Angeles student's artwork to adorn state voter guides

West Virginia: Recount to take place June 2

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

May 24-27, 2014

Alabama: Photo IDs needed for upcoming primary

Alaska: Begich introduces voting rights bill

Arkansas: Judge files rejection of state voter ID law | Judge keeps stay on voter ID ruling | Courthouse closed when candidate tried to request recount

California: County registrar expects smooth election night | Fresno to offer 10 drive-thru voting sites | Door hangers spread the word for special election | Contra Costa Co. mail-in ballots only need one first-class stamp | Santa Cruz Co. elections dept. says it desperately needs poll workers | Voter malaise may bring record-low primary turnout | LA Co. elections officials seek poll workers

Connecticut: East Windsor Dems pick Sevarino as registrar

Florida: Manatee elections supervisor wants remote vote boxes | Possible changes for Manatee Co. voters

Georgia: Dalton family aims to raise awareness about voting issues | Taxpayers could foot bill to remove election signs

Idaho: How are polling places chosen?

Indiana: Lake Co. tallies the cost of election | Hoosier voters starting to receive postcards for state voter list refresh | Lake, Porter eye adding e-polling for November election | Indiana to trim bloated voter registration lists

Iowa: Montrose woman acquitted of voter fraud speaks out

Maryland: Baltimore Co. BOE to move from Catonsville to Hunt Valley

Massachusetts: NAACP applauds state's new early voting law | Would early voting increase turnout?

Mississippi: County elections challenge ruled moot

Montana: Return of absentee ballots lagging | Election center at fairgrounds ready to assist Missoula Co. voters

Nevada: Voter turnout light on first day of early voting

New Hampshire: Primary college course moving online

New Mexico: Reports: MVD has voting registration problems

North Carolina: State BOE turn down Davis appeal | Madison election board chief resigns | FBI agent to join state elections board

North Dakota: Proper North Dakota ID needed for primary vote

Ohio: Mahoning elections board offers to help Youngstown with redistricting | Primary results trigger recounts in Franklin, Fairfield counties | Voters in part of Huron co. received wrong ballot  

Oregon: Outside software blamed for SOS computer breach

Pennsylvania: Erie Co. completes official vote count | Huntingdon Co. BOE continues to count ballots | Antiquated state election law blamed for low turnout

South Carolina: Potential election law fix returned to Senate | Richland elections officials, pollworkers say they are ready for primary

Tennessee: Sebastian Co. election commission OKs coordinator hiring | 'No confidence' vote expected on Shelby Co. election administrator

Texas: Remaining 3 in voter fraud case sentenced | Aggressive poll workers disrupt Mont Co. elections | Heim wins coin toss to gain seat on Ore City council

Vermont: SOS's office website gets a makeover

Virginia: City officials ponder voting place changes

Wisconsin: Marquette poll finds support for voter ID

Wyoming: Enzi makes it official by filing for secretary of state | Illoway files for secretary of state

Friday, 23 May 2014

May 23, 2014

Arizona: Bennett seeks OK to appear in voter education ads

Arkansas: Timeline of voter ID law | Absentee ballots rejected because of new voter ID law | Voter ID law nullifies nearly all absentee ballots in one county | New voter ID law causing confusion with absentee ballots | Pulaski Co. election commission addresses absentee voter ID issues | Some scrutiny of voters' ID went too far

Colorado: Special District Elections: The 'Wild West' of voting

Connecticut: Federici wins endorsement of GOP registrar | Dems to pick registrar candidate

Florida: Former Manatee elections official convicted of embezzlement

Georgia: Tech ills plague election night | Cobb residents frustrated by long wait for results

Idaho: Low voter turnout in Nez Perce Co. leaves officials worried | Primary night headaches: Misplaced ballots, software glitches | Why did Kuna run out of ballots?

Indiana: State moves to update voter registration rolls

Kansas: A paper trail

Massachusetts: Patrick signs elections reforms into law | Falmouth voter turnout drops at relocated polls

Montana: Tester, Walsh back Indian voting rights

North Carolina: Elections board certifies primaries, runoffs | Shortened period didn't dampen early voting | Resident files election complaint

Ohio: Election board on the move

South Carolina: Election commission, voter registration board consolidated

Tennessee: Will 13-vote margin hold? Primary results certified today

Texas: House lawmakers debate OVR | A longer, costlier grind for primary candidates | Parten parts ways with Parker Co.

Virginia: 4 Hanover voting precincts could move

Wisconsin: Grafton felon accused of illegally voting twice