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Thursday, 22 May 2014

May 22, 2014

Alabama: Voting machines feature minimal changes | County officials preparing for primaries

Arkansas: Garland Co. runs into vote machine trouble | Voter ID Law: Allegations of impediments and disputes between ACLU and SOS | Problems alleged over voter ID requirement | Provisional ballots remain to be counted | Claim: Poll worker 'slammed door in my face,' failed to post final voting results

California: LA County officials try new methods to fill 'urgent need' for poll workers

Connecticut: Merrill announces voter registration smartphone apps

Florida: Election office to be named for Brown

Georgia: Activist offers $100K to prove e-voting verifiable | Few hiccups on election day | Long ballots, missing card slowed Bibb, Houston returns | Cobb elections head not sure what caused delay | The cost of a runoff and who can participate

Idaho: Voting mostly glitch-free in Idaho primary | Glitch blamed for late results | Caribou Co. election snafu

Indiana: Voters get postcards for upcoming November election

Iowa: Felon sentenced to prison for voting in 2012

Kansas: Lawrence Republican files to challenge 'bully' Kobach

Kentucky: Grayson returning to Kentucky

Louisiana: New St. Bernard Parish registrar sworn in to post

Massachusetts: Gov. to sign early voting bill

Michigan: Judge to rule on Conyers' case Friday after ballot status decision | Holland to pay $1M to former clerk to settle fight from 2006 firing

Mississippi: Voter ID requirement for primary

Missouri: One-vote loser files suit to try to force new election

Nevada: Clark Co. polls: Spanish, Tagalog also spoken here

New Mexico: City council discusses problems with recent election

Ohio: Judges oversee local elections board meeting | Pair of retired judges to monitor BOE

Oregon: Primary election turnout could be lowest in more than 50 years

Pennsylvania: Facing host of write-ins, counting board could have a long day Friday | Kensington election craziness raises doubts about Philly's weird poll-watcher rules | Glitch delays county's online election results

South Carolina: Officials changing gears to advance SC elections board bill | List of finalists for election board seats goes to Richland legislators

South Dakota: New city vote center prospects suffer setback | Hughes Co. residents to utilize vote centers

Tennessee: After inspection tour, Jones still plans to request recount | Election commission looking into how to improve voter experience

Texas: Waco woman gets voter certificate day after being denied | Murphy City council election proves that every vote counts | Campaigns verbally tussle after courthouse incident | Lawyer: Voters turned away | Registering to vote in Texas could go online

Virginia: Hart InterCivic awarded Va. contract

West Virginia: Recount requested

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

May 21, 2014

National News: The new partisanship of secretaries of state | What you can do with Facebook's 'I'm a Voter' button

Alabama: Secretary of state: Three candidates in hunt for GOP nom

Arkansas: Benton Co. adds 20 polling sites | New voter ID law being tested in primary | Gubernatorial candidate forgets ID | Polls operating smoothly so far, elections officials say | Turnout light, no problems reported | Voters report balloting problem | Primary marks first statewide election under new voter ID law

California: County needs 1,500 for primary election | SOS campaign takes on a higher profile | Elections office 'short on help' for primary | Nevada Co. going (partly) digital for primary | Poll workers prepare for June primary

Colorado: Westminster pulling back from landlord voting info requirement

Florida: Orange wins Hispanic voting rights lawsuit | Elections office takes steps to remove schemer from voter rolls

Georgia: Two Whitfield Co. precincts to stay open an extra half-hour | Voters confused after finding polling place moved to Georgia Tech campus | Secretary of state responds to early voting numbers | Primary voting 'going as expected' in Henry Co.| Voting steady after slow start | Glitches force delays with Cobb primary election results | Election board seats filled | SOS office reports no major problems with primary

Idaho: Some voters report confusion with GOP ballots | Denney wins GOP secretary of state primary | Some Kuna polling places see high turnout, run out of ballots | Kuna precincts run out of ballots

Illinois: State BOE deals blow to redistricting

Kansas: Morgan to take on Kobach for SOS

Kentucky: Candidate jokes about voting machine glitch | Students excited as voting machines arrive at school | Voting machines malfunction because of bad ballots | More than 2 doz. election complaints reported | Despite changes in polling places, clerk not expecting lower turnout due to redistricting | Lundergan Grimes cruises to victory | Jefferson Co. voting problems are few | Family of fallen officer want his election votes counted | Republican candidate registered as a Dem. | Christian Co. clerk reporting minor polling issues

Maryland: Advocates for the blind sue election officials

Massachusetts: State poised to allow early voting, online registration

Michigan: Elections officials defend law that congressman kicked off ballot

New Jersey: Councilman and wife plead not guilty to election fraud charges

North Carolina: Civil rights groups ask for voter ID injunction | Denied right to vote? | Voting law opponents file for preliminary injunction

Ohio: FitzGerald proposes 'voting rights' amendment to Cuyahoga Co. charter | Husted names 2 former judges to oversee Lucas Co. BOE | Late delivery of ballots causes delay in final tally | Ohio's choice for SOS could influence elections in 2016

Oregon: Midterm election turnout surges as ballots arrive 'nonstop' | SOS website experiencing glitch with election results

Pennsylvania: A few minor glitches and some confused voters | Few problems reported in first hours of voting | DA's office expected a 'busy' day for reports of election fraud | Voting sharply declines after polling place moved out of Fishtown bar | Election official on low voter turnout: 'It's disappointing' | Montgomery Co. polls up and running on time | Poll workers question registrations in Kensington | Election going smoothly, but numbers low | Police and DA called to polling place | Bomb scare fails to disrupt voting | Election shenanigans abound | In Center city, lack-of-sticker shock | In Pa., beautiful weather, bad turnout | Voting machines malfunction in 13 Westmoreland precincts | Primary was a confusing day for some Bucks Co. voters | Primary election drawing in more young blood | 70 years of voting

Rhode Island: Investigation of botched election sparks action

South Carolina: Richland Co. preparing for June primary

South Dakota: Voting centers to replace precinct-based polls

Tennessee: Former councilwoman sentenced for voter fraud | TBI launches voter fraud probe into failed recall

Texas: Councilman named after coin toss | Secretary of state says no big problems with voter ID laws

West Virginia: Clerical error blamed for ballot error

Wisconsin: Prosecutors consider 28 possible cases of felons voting

Wyoming: Illoway joins crowded SOS field

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

May 20, 2014

Arizona: Court extends stay in voting case

Arkansas: County prepares for primary | Benton Co. gets ready for the primary | Primary is first big test for state's voter ID law | Allegations of election irregularities in Jefferson Co. | Election officials warn voters to bring photo ID to polls

California: New L.A. polling place kiosks speak 10 languages | Candidate charged with voter fraud drops out of race | Long Beach voters must cast two ballots on June | LA County seeking bilingual poll workers

Colorado: Mesa Co. checks up on its voting system

Georgia: Garden Lakes precinct manager prepares for primary | Early voting numbers up as primary day arrives | Dade Co. ready for elections

Idaho: Preparing for the primaries

Illinois: Missouri, Illinois conducting voter purges

Indiana: State moves to update voter registration rolls

Kansas: Voting machine demonstration planned | Court extends stay in voting case

Kentucky: Warren Co. polling places see big changes

Maryland: Traffic concerns primary coincides with golf tournament

Missouri: Missouri, Illinois conducting voter purges

New Jersey: Provisional votes don't change election outcome

New York: Push for combined primaries hits partisan roadblock

Ohio: Elections officials review primary ballots | Officials keep tallying while awaiting fate | Probe launched at Franklin Co. BOE

Oregon: Ballot return slow, but on track with previous years

Pennsylvania: Moco officials say they are ready for primary | Voters reminded of new locations | Voters get good weather for trip to polls | Montco has poll workers for each poll | Newtown voters able to vote in one location

South Dakota: Website helps voters see primary ballots

Tennessee: Davidson Co. officials discuss double voting probe | Double Springs precincts combined | Jones seeks recount

U.S. Virgin Islands: DeJongh vetoes early voting legislation

West Virginia: Counting provisional ballots puts Tennant on top

Monday, 19 May 2014

May 17-19, 2014

National News: Poll: 70 percent support voter ID laws

Alabama: Poll workers training on new voting machines | Voter ID law will have exception for nursing homes | Marijuana possession doesn't stop voting in Alabama

Arizona: Michele Reagan files papers for secretary of state

Arkansas: Ads for Pryor, Cotton matchup worry poll workers

California: Paradise resident challenges long-time Butte clerk-recorder | 3 new voter pamphlets mailed after language mix-up | Vote-by-mail drop box makes it easy to vote | Long Beach voters get two ballots for June 3 | Open race for SOS | SOS race draws crowded field | Leland Yee's name still on ballot

Florida: Lake Alfred commission to determine how to settle tied elections

Georgia: Officials see light early voting turnout | Mother, son trying to raise local awareness of voters with disabilities | Fulton Co. tries to move past election problems with state review ongoing

Indiana: Behind the numbers: Busy lives kept Fishers voters home | Election board OKs 3 of 17 provisional ballots from primary | Provisional ballots rejected by election board | Precinct shuffle spurs 2nd notice

Iowa: Woodbury Co. going high-tech for 2014 elections | Pushing for the vote | Absentee ballot requests steady for June primary | Johnson Co. tests out votemobile for early voting

Kansas: Un-elect Kobach movement goes door-to-door

Kentucky: Slim majority of Kentuckians supports proposal to restore voting rights for most felons | AG: Be on the look out for voter fraud | Voters head to new sites Tuesday

Maryland: With primary elections in June, many other dates are moving up

Massachusetts: Shift to voting machines | Early voting could be coming to state | Longtime Yarmouth town clerk retiring

Michigan: St. Clair hires new city clerk

Montana: Poll workers needed in Gallatin Co.

New Mexico: Dona Ana upgrades voting machines in time for primary

New York: Ruling demands better access to voting booths

North Dakota: Election staff shortage in Cass County|

Ohio: Commissioner accused of voter fraud

Oregon: Jackson Co. already has 30 percent turnout

Pennsylvania: MoCo officials say everything is ready for primary | County prison plays key role in election | Voters won't be asked for IDs at the polls | Montco adds 2 tabulation sites for election night returns | Chesco adds voting into mobile app

South Carolina: Petits precinct voters won't have to relocate

South Dakota: Primary won't use Sioux Falls vote centers

Tennessee: Dems want records to do own recount of commission race

Texas: Burnam appeals election loss to Texas Supreme Court | Private election tabulating firm missed some votes at Ore City and New Diana | 92-year-old Bellmead woman struggles to get voter ID |

Virginia: City polling places getting a look

Wisconsin: Voting bills get little lobby support

Wyoming: Another candidate files for secretary of state

Friday, 16 May 2014

May 16, 2014

Alabama: Recently receive a voter registration card?

Alaska: Voting from home

Arizona: Election notes for Yavapai County voters

California: New app launched to aid local voters | Transparency main focus in secretary of state race

Colorado: Big money targets Colo. secretary of state race

Florida: Pinellas to expand early voting for November election

Hawaii: Hawaii likely to allow same-day registration | Official can keep job while running

Idaho: 4 GOP candidates race for secretary of state

Indiana: Elkhart Co. already looking ahead to fall elections

Iowa: Schultz refers possible double voting cases to local law enforcement

Kansas: Voter citizenship lawsuit looms over 2014 election | Voter rights group: Registration law blocks new citizens

Kentucky: Inmates delivering voting equipment for primary

Maine: Biddeford--one polling place--yes or no?

Massachusetts: Mansfield getting new voting machines | Votes are in: Three decades of excellence | Town meeting backs election change in close vote

Missouri: Lawmakers endorse early voting measure

Montana: Missoula commissioners hear critics of appointed elections administrator | Montana makes voting for military a breeze

New Jersey: Bill would allow overseas military, diplomats to vote online

New Mexico: Voter ID endeavor underway

North Carolina: Voter ID lawsuits: Judge says lawmakers can't ignore subpoenas | Randolph officials probe attempt to vote twice

North Dakota: Jaeger promotes absentee ballot process

Ohio: Dems push for election changes before November vote | Officials make pleas to remain on board | DeGidio says he'll resign if Stainbrook is removed from BOE | Four BOE employees fight for jobs at appeals hearing

Oklahoma: New online voter tool gives voters a lot of info

Pennsylvania: Officials await resignation from judge of elections | County's ballot issue to be resolved by state

Rhode Island: RI master lever myths

Tennessee: Primary results canvassed, certified | Ex-employee says he told election agency about problems

Texas: Voting machine investigation continues | Slim win keeps question of Progreso election challenge open | 16 fewer polling sites set for primary runoff

West Virginia: SOS: Voter turnout for primary election low

Wyoming: Murray files for secretary of state

Thursday, 15 May 2014

May 15, 2014

National News: Senate gridlock and voting | New front opens on voter-law battles | Klobuchar chairs hearing on strategies for improving U.S. elections

Alabama: On primary day, feds will be watching | One of Morgan Co.'s largest voting precincts changes location

Alaska: Trial scheduled in voting rights case

Arkansas: New voter ID law will be used Tuesday | Arkansas voter ID law reinstated | Court says judge's ruling went too far

Colorado: Military primary ballots sent out | Mail ballots: 'Too easy to cheat'

Florida: Longtime elections supervisor Dee Brown dies

Idaho: Three opponents take McGrane to task

Indiana: Elkhart Co. to review 39 provisional ballots | White files to run for secretary of state | St. Joseph considering vote center election next year

Iowa: State auditor agrees to review SOS scandal

Kansas: Polling location changed

Louisiana: Connie Crumhorn to become new St. Bernard registrar

Maine: Biddeford may consolidate polls

Maryland: Early MoCo primary has county needing election judges

Massachusetts: New voting machines OK'd for Mansfield | Election reform bill passes Mass. House

Mississippi: Number of voter ID cards issued tops 1K

Missouri: Lawmakers send early voting proposal to ballot | Mott: Early voting proposal would add complexity, costs

Montana: Missoula commissioners hear arguments on making elections chief appointed

Nebraska: Low turnout mystifies county officials

Nevada: Voter ID initiative revised, refiled

New York: Court OKs improving polling places for disabled

North Carolina: Run off set for coroner's race

Ohio: Voting rights redux | Election official resigns; 4 face hearing

Oklahoma: State election board launches online voter tool

Oregon: Voters need to mail ballots earlier | Reed College professor Paul Gronke heads to Ukraine to monitor presidential vote

South Carolina: Election officials hope new tech will decrease wait times | Richland legislators wrap interview for elections board seats

Tennessee: Most Tenn. reps stay quiet about voting rights legislation | Donna Barrett named to state election commission | Wall got big raise before flawed vote

Texas: Ore City to decide race by coin flip | Voting boxes will consolidate for runoff

Virginia: Changes should make voting in Fairfax Co. easier in 2016 | Say cheese, Virginia voters | Prince William Co. selects Hart InterCivic's new Verity Voting System

West Virginia: Machine glitch causes election confusion | Technical difficulties delay voting results in Clay Co. | Most counties use only electronic voting machines | Monongalia looking for answers to low voter turnout

Wyoming: Interim committee to consider bill to automatically restore ex-felon voting rights

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

May 14, 2014

Alabama: Felon voting changes made after outcry | Numerous eligible felons left off voting list | Commission approves bid for ramps at voting location

Alaska: Voting rights lawsuit says state ballot translations were wrong

Arizona: Arizona, Kansas defend proof-of-citizenship law

Arkansas: Martin adds new burden to voter registration | 'Voter report card' unauthorized, Martin's office says

California: Smartphone app to make voting easier

Florida: Volusia Co. chair to step down from elections oversight board

Georgia: City wins lawsuit over change in election date for local offices

Indiana: Vote centers a week later: How did they do?

Iowa: Absentee voting rules changed at Johnson Co. nursing homes | Two special elections this summer in Bettendorf

Kansas: Kansas, Arizona defend proof-of-citizenship

Kentucky: Prepping for election day

Maine: York implements high-speed voting machines for election

Maryland: PGA Tournament threatens primary election voting in Bethesda

Massachusetts: Panel seeks early voting

Minnesota: E-poll book regulations advance

Missouri: Election result unchanged after recount

Montana: Election office mails billfolds, prepares for primary | County bans food, guns from polling places | Cascade Co. election officials begin processing primary ballots

Nebraska: State election officials report few problems | Hall Co. using new tech at the polls | Polling places moved due to storm damage

New Jersey: Patterson seeing unusually large number of absentee ballots | Contentious primary ends quietly | Judges haven't seen anyone regarding problems at Hudson Co. polls

New York: County kicks off voter registration initiative, events

North Carolina: Ballot of Harris' father won't count

Ohio: Lucas co. elections officials warned of hearing | Husted won't detail charges against 5 elections officials

Tennessee: Election office scrambles to explain 6th District error | Commissioner disappointed in election office response | Davidson Co. election administrator says he's looking into discrepancies

Texas: Election machine analysts arrive in Hidalgo Co.

West Virginia: Secretary of state: Primary voting goes smoothly | Technology vs. tradition | Few surprises in W. Va. primary | Football teach pitches in | Tennant wins Democratic primary for Senate seat

Wisconsin: After appeal, what's next for voter ID law? | Lawmakers look at rules for election observers

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

May 13, 2014

National News: New voter ID laws hit setbacks

Alabama: Coffee Co. voting machines ahead of upcoming state primary | Opp to integrate polling places

Colorado: County GOP to hear from mail-ballot opponent

Florida: New Pasco polling place may boost early voting | Faulty filter lets Hillsborough voters list unlawful addresses

Indiana: Lake election officials take last look at vote tally

Iowa: Voters in care facilities can now vote by mail

Kansas: Fight over Kansas' voter ID law heating up

Maine: Biddeford looks at plan for just one polling place

Massachusetts: Panel recommends early voting, rejects same-day registration

Mississippi: Voter ID law takes effect with June 3 primary

Missouri: Lawmakers consider voter ID measure | Senate endorses early voting measure | Clerk schools students on voting

NebraskaSome local polling sites to feature new tablets | DOJ will monitor primary| Storms having an effect on the primary election as well | Polling places moved in Seward Co. due to storm damage | Polling place changes

New York: NYC's lever voting machines warehoused, but not forgotten

North Carolina: Group: 4 lawmakers have duplicate registrations | Judge considers voter ID arguments | Voter rights group says match does not mean fraud | Aiken's Democratic rival dies suddenly |

Ohio: Husted schedules hearing for removal of Lucas Co. BOE members | Husted: Elections board may appeal | Husted fires five election board officials | Husted to remove five from Lucas Co. election board

Oregon: County clerk debunks election accusations

South Carolina: Richland Co. looks to avoid 2012 voter headache remake

Tennessee: Irregularities in voting data led to double voting in May 6 election | Election worker fired over double voting

Texas: Recount could cost Gutierrez $4K | Dayton election results challenged, said to have errors

West Virginia: Election day FAQs | Clerk is ready for primary election | Kanawha Co. prepares for primary | W.Va. voters hit the polls | Early voting numbers set record

Wisconsin: Judge puts off deciding fees in voter ID case | Taxpayer bill for voter ID court battle expected to take some time | Van Hollen appeals ruling striking down voter ID law | Canvassers find no change in recount

Monday, 12 May 2014

May 10-12, 2014

National News: Paul diverges from his party on voter ID | Push stalls to revive VRA provision in Congress

Alabama: Required photo ID, new polling precincts among changes for primary | Polling precincts upgrade system to avoid election day tech setbacks | Three Houston Co. women accused of felony voter fraud

Arizona: Court temporarily blocks voter citizenship requirement

California: Millions of Californians missing from the registration rolls | Registrar of voters office mails out absentee ballots; data shows most county residents vote absentee | Padilla makes case for secretary of state | Democrat files complaint against SOS candidate

Florida: Orange's Latino voting rights lawsuit begins

Georgia: Saturday Voting: Is convenience worth the cost? | Interviews with candidates for secretary of state | Voting expanding this week for primary

Illinois: Clerk recommends combining precincts | Langdon Neal reveals turnout for 17-year-old voters

Indiana: Vote centers will be scrutinized after debut | Dems dodge election day bullet | State beginning process to purge voter registration list | Valpo man tapped at Libertarian candidate for SOS

Kansas: 55 in Clay 'suspended' under new voter law

Louisiana: Voter Registration Week begins across state | Events aim to encourage more registrations

Massachusetts: Pembroke Town clerk sees flaws in election reform

Michigan: Homeless groups say clients struggle for IDs

Mississippi: Hosemann offers mobile voter ID to tornado-affected areas

Missouri: Lawmakers to consider voter ID measure

Montana: Full-time Missoula Co. elections administrator position set for hearing

New Jersey: Cherry Hill moved election day polling places out of public schools | AG sending elections monitors to Paterson, report says

New York: St. Lawrence Co. BOE temporarily moves

North Carolina: Judge hears appeals of NC legislators on subpoenas of election law | Problems with state elections website confuse poll watchers

Ohio: Missing data card delays primary vote results | Panel: Fire Lucas Co. elections board members | Troubled election board in Ohio under microscope

Pennsylvania: Candidate still sorta on ballot | Struggle over controversial voter ID laws continues

Tennessee: Provisional ballots have no effect on Tuesday's results | Election 'glitch' slows vote count

Texas: Lawmakers to call for consolidation of elections | Election workers 'just waiting for voters | Community building only polling place for city election | Polling location confusion

Washington: Clallam auditor announces retirement

West Virginia: Changes come to voters in Wyoming Co. | Voter confidence in Lincoln Co. increases | Wyoming Co. voters to experience changes at primary election | Secretary of state urges people to vote, report problems | Light voter turnout expected for Tuesday primary

Friday, 09 May 2014

May 9, 2014

Alabama: iPads loaded with voters list can help poll workers better handle precinct changes

Georgia: Polls open Saturday too

Idaho: Little, legislators endorse McGrane for secretary of state

Indiana: Low voter turnout, voting machine glitch

Iowa: Schultz says 2-yr investigation found 117 cases of alleged voter fraud | Final Report: 117 fraudulent votes found in investigation

Kansas: Appeals court stays Melgren's ruling in Kansas voter ID dispute

Massachusetts: Accessing polling places difficult for some Sandwich voters

Minnesota: E-poll books may come to Mankato

Mississippi: Voter ID remains hot button issue

Missouri: Election recount upcoming for Nixa, Christian Co. to foot the bill | Voter ID again sidetracked in Senate

Nebraska: Gale offers guidelines for smooth voting on election day | Clerks count down to primary | Prepping for the primary

New Jersey: Prisoners could vote under bill, as long as they are veterans

New Mexico: Group may not get Clovis vote on voter ID proposal

New York: Westchester LWV advocate split-shifts for poll workers

North Carolina: Some elections changes worked, others didn't | Halifax, other counties affected by state election website issue | Agency control of election website fails

Ohio: Losing candidate says poll workers' error cost her votes | Superintendent wants polling places out of schools | Voters bill of rights stop in Toledo

Pennsylvania: Corbett abandons appeal of voter ID ruling | With voter ID scrapped, plaintiffs say it's time for Pa. to expand voter access | Reaction is mixed to Corbett's pulling of the plug on voter ID law | Lehigh Valley leaders call for voting rights reforms | Wagner: Special election could have waited till primary

South Carolina: Some 17-year olds may vote in primary

Tennessee: MicroVote exec assumes blame for election gaffe | Paper ballots won't affect outcome

Texas: Residents of annexed area eligible to vote | Killeen's 3rd voting location a success

Virginia: Event set to help Va. felons regain rights