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Thursday, 24 April 2014

April 24, 2014

National News: Rand Paul: GOP might be over-selling voter fraud

Arkansas: Hearing set in Arkansas voter ID lawsuit | May 2 hearing set in voter ID lawsuit

California: Secretary of state candidates clash over ethics ideas | Election day not what it used to be | Vote-by-mail response on the upswing

Florida: Four provisional ballots to be examined

Georgia: Election change lawsuit could cost Augusta thousands | Chatham Co. judge affirms elections board candidate disqualification

Illinois: New voting machines for Madison Co.

Maine: Voting location change for June primaries

Mississippi: Hosemann: Voter ID turnout steady

New Mexico: Dona Ana clerk calls for special district election reforms

North Carolina: Abbreviated early voting season kicks off Thursday | IDs aren't required, but voters will see changes | Elections board declines request to pay attorney fees

Ohio: Litany of accusations before state board | Two more indicted for vote fraud in Hamilton Co. | 2 more, including another poll worker, indicted for voter fraud

Pennsylvania: Petition requests more polling places

South Dakota: App aids South Dakota residents, students in voting

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election administrator put in hot seat | Election administrator sidesteps question about FBI probe | Election commission says farewell to Harper

Utah: Davis Co. residents able to vote by mail

West Virginia: Behind the Scenes: Marion Co. election | Mon County commission test voting machines in preparation for primary | Voting reminder causes confusion

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

April 23, 2014

Alabama: 4 counties have more active, registered voters than adult population

Arkansas: Preliminary injunction sought in voter ID case

California: Feinstein backs Padilla in tight secretary of state race | Senate panel supports governor filling legislative vacancies

Florida: Plans for 3 new offices get county's OK | Confusion as some voters are turned away from polls | Lee Co. elections office rolls out 'poll pads'

Georgia: Georgia's online voter registration proving popular | State says 12K Georgians used new online voter registration system | Lawsuit challenging May election date on fast track | Some deem election change as voter discrimination | First Jenkins Co. resident to register online

Indiana: Voters get shuffled to far-away places | Satellite vote centers swing into action

Louisiana: Mapping error put some voters in wrong district | Secretary of state targets low voter turnout

Maryland: Downtown early voting site added to UMB

Michigan: Ottawa Co. clerk to retire after nearly 40 years

Mississippi: Jackson elects Yarber as mayor | Local election officials get to make the call on ID at the polls

Montana: Some absentee ballots sent out

Nebraska: More Nebraskans are electing to vote early

New Mexico: Prosecutors lose case against former secretary of state | Court upholds dismissal of corruption case against ex-secretary of state

Ohio: Local group to offer Voter Bill of Rights training session | Franklin Co. won't send replacement ballots | Students to protest voting law changes

Pennsylvania: Luzerne election board ready for primary

South Dakota: Absentee voting can be done via mail, in person | County auditor takes blame for latest absentee ballot mix-up

Tennessee: Early voting numbers in Washington Co. on pace with 2010 | New deputy clerk position OK'd for elections office

Virginia: Governor changes felon voting rights

West Virginia: Tennant: AFP mailing is 'misleading'

Wisconsin: Experts make case for online voter registration in Wisconsin

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

April 22, 2014

National: Dems funnel money into state races as voter ID plays | Dems look to SOS races ahead of '16

Alaska: Election officials confirm initiatives bumped back

Arkansas: GOP sees voter ID as a double standard

California: Californians can register to vote in 10 languages, but not the top 10 spoken in the state | Complaint against Garcia suggests voter fraud | Board expected to approve $2.5M for June elections

Florida: Broward adds Coral Ridge Mall as early voting site

Georgia: Lawsuit against Augusta commission challenges May voting | Legal challenges raised over change in election dates for Augusta local races | Chatham Co. judge hears elections board case | Fulton mailing new precinct cards to registered voters

Indiana: Just a test

Iowa: Council agrees to use community center as polling place

Kansas: Kobach: Most double registrations unintentional

Kentucky: Precinct changes for primary elections

Michigan: Johnson launches re-election bid by motorcycle, kayak and bus

Mississippi: Time running short for women to check voter ID | State representative briefs Hattiesburg council on voter ID | Lauderdale supervisors approve voting precinct change

New Jersey: Juliano nominated for open seat on Bergen Co. BOE

New Mexico: County to debut new voting machines

North Carolina: More machines, sites to greet early voters Thursday | Buncombe sending corrected voting notices

Pennsylvania: Deadline passes for May primary voter registration

South Carolina: Richland lawmakers work to address elections concerns

South Dakota: Election calendar squeezes time for petition challenges

Tennessee: Shelby Co. commissioner decries single location for much of early voting

Texas: Group seeks to draw Texas Senate districts based in part on eligible voters | New voting locations coming to county?

West Virginia: Voter registration deadline Tuesday; Putnam co. has some challenges | Putnam Co. has to make changes in voter books

Monday, 21 April 2014

April 19-21, 2014

National: Civil rights hearing to consider voting policies in Midwest

Alabama: Photo ID unit visits the Wiregrass

Arizona: Local NAACP holding 'teach-in' to educate about voting rights

California: Group to sue over rejected petition | Cost of fire board election goes up | Long Beach looking into possible voting irregularities

District of Columbia: It's official: D.C. primary turnout was historically bad

Florida: Collier woman gets voter history report card

Georgia: Online registration boosting voting rolls | Elections board vice chair issue for some

Hawaii: Should you vote in person, on Election Day or by mail?

Idaho: Four vie for secretary of state post

Illinois: Kane Co. officials urge school closings on election days

Indiana: Elkhart Co. BOE tests equipment for primary | Local election office spreading info on vote centers

Iowa: Cases to proceed against felons accused of voting | Few ballots tossed out in Dubuque Co.

Kansas: Program run by Kobach checks voter registration records of more than 100M people | Deputy elections clerk leaving Liberal

Minnesota: Washington Co. putting 90 new voting machines to work

Mississippi: Voter ID: What you need to know | Voter ID supporters: 'Integrity of vote' will be protected | Voter ID opponents: Change in law not justified

Missouri: Secretary of state, House Republicans argue over election integrity

Nebraska: Students can help with primary

Nevada: Undocumented immigrant charged with voter fraud awaits extradition

New Jersey: Hours extended for Trenton vote-by-mail election

New York: Franklin Co. lawmakers resent cost of election techs

North Carolina: Power of the primary grows | Kelly: Voters do not need photo ID in 2014 | Mecklenburg Co. boosts early voting hours, sites for primary | Challenge of absentee votes is dismissed

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. vote-by-mail ballots now include stickers

Oregon: Brown hits back against Oregonian

Tennessee: Knox Co. voting machines ready for primary

Texas: Commissioners vote against elections office proposal

Virginia: Paper ballots will be back in the voting booths next year | Voting-rights quest in Va. will become easier for ex-cons | W&M Law students, Williamsburg attorneys collaborate for voting rights project

West Virginia: Election process changes

Friday, 18 April 2014

April 18, 2014

Alabama: DOJ sends staff to gather info on voting in Greene Co.

Alaska: A crowded field for candidates named Dan Sullivan on primary ballot

Arkansas: Voters should have IDs ready on election day

Colorado: Town of Montezuma election is focus of election-fraud investigation | After last year's recalls House Dems pass change in law

Florida: Mail-in strong as primary election day approaches | Palm Coast and county elections chief strike agreement

Georgia: Trial continues in Brooks Co. voter fraud case

Idaho: Candidate defends Ysura's, clerks' integrity

Indiana Mills, Eurton vie for Democratic clerk nod in Floyd Co. | Vote machines, center being prepared for May primary | Early voting hours extended

Iowa: Prosecutor says 6 felon voting cases will proceed | Dems consider allowing absentee voting in 2016 caucuses

Kentucky: Old voting box found in old courthouse | Conway defends Kentucky law withholding absentee voter lists

Massachusetts: Selectmen oppose petitions for election change

Mississippi: With voter ID law, voters need to make sure they have valid ID

Missouri: Nudged by petition effort, Missouri might pass early voting

New York: Jackson Heights polling sites reopen

Ohio: Lucas Co. BOE votes to fire Republican booth official | 79 polling places moved in Franklin Co. for better disability access

Oregon: Voter registration website returns after outage | Voter registration website is back up

Tennessee: Election commission may move initial early voting site

Texas: DOJ, Texas clash over discovery on voting rights case | Wittner shares new voting plan for county

Virginia: Governor simplifies process to regain vote

West Virginia: Journal finds ballot error; mistake quickly remedied

Wisconsin: Write-in rules changed under new state law

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

April 16, 2014

Alabama: As June 3 election approaches, ads fill airwaves on photo ID requirements

Arkansas: Poll workers needed, computers skills stressed

California: 104 votes third smallest margin of victory in Santa Clarita City history

District of Columbia: Mayoral primary loser introduces election reform bill

Florida: Palm Coast, elections chief reach agreement on city elections

Idaho: Denney accuses Ysursa of conflict of interest in endorsement of McGrane

Illinois: Schools could get vote for elections

Iowa: Voting issues being addressed

Kentucky: Voters urged to check for new locations | House tries 'Hail Mary pass' to save felon voting rights bill

Massachusetts: One man, one voting place

Mississippi: Hosemann forecasts successful voter ID rollout

North Carolina: Changes coming to school polling sites

Ohio: Elections board preps for May 6 voting | State group chastises local elections board | Committee compares BOE antics to popular comedy duo | Ashtabula Co. poll workers win recognition from state | Cuyahoga Co. leads state in absentee ballot applications received, ballots cast

Pennsylvania: Advocates complain about lack of language assistance for Asian voters | Voter ID law, barriers to voting will be topic at law day program

Texas: Additional voting machines released for upcoming elections | WilCo commissioners host public hearing on county vote centers | WilCo approves vote centers | County considers new election equipment | WilCo voters can cast ballot anywhere on election day

Virginia: Supervisors seek input on polling site changes

West Virginia: Officials prepare for early voting | Former mayor proposes elections changes

Wisconsin: Survey finds slight majority don't think voter fraud a problem

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

April 15, 2014

Alabama: NAACP spreading word about new voter ID laws

Alaska: Final Anchorage election returns headed to Assembly

Arkansas: GOP can intervene in voter ID lawsuit, judge says | Voter ID law change noted

California: Top-two primary might be bad for small-party candidates | Two in running for chief elections officer position | Nearly, 1K more ballots to be counted Tuesday

Georgia: Voter registration deadline looming; two new ways to sign-up | New polling location for Fieldstone precinct

Idaho: Bond elections spend taxpayer dollars to pursue more dollars | In crowded GOP field for secretary of state, Toryanski wins support from 11 lawmakers | Former controller backs McGrane for secretary of state

Illinois: Solution sought to voting issues

Indiana: Lake County GOP, Dems at odds over student recruitment

Iowa: Linn auditor catches likely violation | Local county linked to voting mistake | Early voting comes to Hy-Vee parking lot

Kansas: Kansas gets extra time in voter citizenship case | Dead voter's ballot tossed | Voter turnout improves to 33 percent with provisional ballots

Maryland: Absentee ballots moving online causes security concern

Missouri: Coin toss settles election tie | Election results may undergo recount

Montana: Getting ready for elections in Ravalli Co.

Nebraska: Early ballot requests go up

New Jersey: BOE makes changes to election district boundaries

North Carolina: Voting rights groups turn to education in fight against voter ID law

Oklahoma: Roy Schneider retiring

Pennsylvania: New polling places approved for Pike, Litchfield townships

South Carolina: Election plan debate draws crowd

Texas: Texas Tech no longer an early voting location for runoff | Trial delayed in Burnam election loss | County postpones talk of elections office relocation

Monday, 14 April 2014

April 12-14, 2014

National: Obama denounces Republican supported voter ID laws | Student maps voting-rights approach

Alabama: Voter ID van coming to Eufaula Carnegie Library | A new path to the polls: Law dictates change in voting procedure

Alaska: Sen. McGuire's ballot in city election thrown out | Bon proposition trails by thin margin

California: Ethics a focus for 7 remaining secretary of state candidates

Colorado: Williams hopes to succeed fellow Republican Gessler for secretary of state | Neguse hopes to bridge political divide in the secretary of state's office

Delaware: Pew report praises Del. voter registration, questions voting machines

Florida: Manatee Co. elections supervisor pushing mail voting | No big show at the polls, but mail-in votes sizzles | Collier, Lee see more mail ballots than expected | Florida voting expected to be smooth this year, but problems predicted for 2016 | Fort Myers precinct move causes confusion on first day of early voting

Georgia: 20 register online to vote in Hall Co. since process was initiated | Poll workers ready for primary election

Indiana: Low absentee voting machines low ballot contests

Iowa: Voting rights restored for nine more Iowans | Officials: Local votes should have counted | Missing postmark could void ballots that arrive late

Kansas: Former Cherokee Co. clerk says canceled voter registrations done correctly

Kentucky: Students win secretary of state's slogan contest | Lawsuit seeks access to absentee voter rolls | State redistricting changed Kenton's voting districts

Louisiana: St. Bernard registrar leaves office after 22 years

Michigan: Romulus voting Precinct No. 12 has a new location | Detroit donates voting machines

Missouri: Competing plans for allowing early voting could approve on next year's ballot | Voter turnout 'awful,' Franklin Co. clerk says | Election storm: High turnout, write-in candidates cause delays

Nebraska: Hastings group helps register young voters

New Mexico: Lucero files complaint with state

New York: Andrew Spano to join state BOE

North Carolina: Poll workers make election process happen | Early voting enters new phase | Buncombe BOE allows false registration addresses for 342 voters

North Dakota: Voter ID requirements change

Ohio: Absentee voting interest low for May primary in Lake, Geauga counties

Pennsylvania: Pa. appears strong in report on voting, but some blemishes

South Carolina: Elections workers needed in Berkeley Co. | Public input sought on change to election process

Tennessee: Senate sends governor bill banning United Nations election monitors

Texas: In Hidalgo Co., two election contests dismissed, two set for trial | New law regarding voting by mail

Wisconsin: Rainey proposes new voter registration plan for Milwaukee Co. | Cards drawn to break council tie

Wyoming: Wyoming committee studies restoring voting rights to felons

Friday, 11 April 2014

April 11, 2014

National: Democrats embrace adding photos to Social Security cards | Why voting rights is the Democrats' most important project in 2014

Alabama: Mobile site visit to help voters with photo ID

Alaska: Final election count expected Friday

Arizona: County set to educate voters to avoid repeat of 2012 mess

California: OC prosecutors review registrar of voters lobby video | Field Poll: Yee's departure aids Padilla in secretary of state's race | Pete Peterson well ahead for secretary of state, poll finds | Secretary of state's office calls Pew report 'baffling' | City officials expect election answers by Tuesday

Colorado: Gessler's emergency election rule shot down by Colo. Supreme Court

Florida: New supervisor of elections office set to open | New election center opening soon | For Miami-Dade Co., a dispute over potty breaks for voters | Forest Oaks elections office increases hours | No new election equipment for November in Manatee

Georgia: Board of elections needs $41K for primary

Hawaii: Big Island elections official may keep job while running for office

Illinois: Voter rights amendment set for fall ballot

Indiana: Aubrey Foddrill votes for the first time | Vote centers coming to Clay Co.

Kansas: Polling place changes explained

Kentucky: McConnell donor says Grimes not to blame for mailing

Montana: Missoula Co. elections chief may become appointed post

New York: Two Franklin Co. voting machine techs will go part time | Polling places restored in Jackson Heights after voter complaints

North Carolina: Election changes, deadlines to remember | Buncombe Co. voter fraud investigation | Voters removed from the Buncombe voter roll

Pennsylvania: First raise for election board workers

Rhode Island: Senate committee hears pros, cons of voter ID law

South Dakota: City to add more vote centers in south Sioux Falls

Tennessee: Early voting begins next week

Texas: Gregg Co. elections administrator to post mail-in ballots | Resignation forces special election | County approves polling locations

West Virginia: Monongalia Co. clerk gearing up for elections