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Thursday, 10 April 2014

April 10, 2014

National News: Clinton urges adding photos to Social Security cards for voter ID | Young: Add photos to Social Security cards | Military voting bill advances

Arizona: Arizona's uncontested early voting laws | County offers to handle municipal elections

Arkansas: Action on contested voter ID rules for absentee voters | Baxter board approves absentee ballot rules | State panel approves absentee ballot rules

California: Election day no joke for Malibu volunteers

Connecticut: Contract approved to service ballot boxes

Florida: Purchase of new voting equipment will be delayed |Voters are told to hold everything-yes, everything-at some polling places | Middle Keys elections office on the move to get more space | Lawmakers push for election reform bills

Georgia: Multiple split precincts to challenge Fayette voters

Indiana: How to: Touch screen voting in Vigo County | Changes to how Elkhart Co. voters cast their ballots | Indiana ranks 3rd for election performance | Election board splits to reject cutting poll workers

Iowa: State Supreme Court hears key voting rights case

Kentucky: Accuracy Board OKs voting machine test | Ex-judge, three others sentenced in vote fraud case | Voters erroneously sent word of registration problem

Louisiana: Sulphur council election may be contested

Minnesota: Lakefield residents to vote in single location

Montana: Study: Montana's election performance ranks 11th best

Nevada: Early voting vs. budget cutbacks

New Mexico: County secures more voting machines for shorter waits

New York: Original ballots will not count police merger vote

North Carolina: Elections board calls for termination of director

Ohio: DNC targets Ohio for launch of voting rights push | Could absentee ballot controversy lead to voting probe? | State quizzes election board | Auditor: Cost for early voting mailings could come out of county officials' pockets | Mahoning Dem chair urging state panel to get answers | Special committee meets with Lucas BOE

Pennsylvania: Winter knocks out Lancaster Co. polling place | Commissioners uphold Arts Council as Third Ward polling site

South Dakota: Election day hiccups caused a longer wait for results | SF city clerk talks election night challenges | Brown Co. takes notes on vote center lessons

Tennessee: Claflin retires from election commission

Texas: 200 voting machines released for upcoming runoff elections | Commissioners hear about plans to create vote centers

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Co. supervisor offers voter registration plan

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

April 9, 2014

Arkansas: Election commission asks court to deny GOP bid to enter voter ID suit| New e-tablets will be used for primary election

California: It's election day in Malibu | Poll worker still thanks voters after 20 years of volunteering

District of Columbia: Pew report: Wait times at polls among longest for D.C. area voters

Florida: New Pew report faults Florida voting, but state says problems are fixed | Voter purge ruling could stop future attempts | Compromise looms closer between Palm Coast and Flagler elections supervisor | Concerns about polling place reductions | City talks with Weeks but prepares to go it alone

Georgia: Displaced Athens public housing residents to get voting registration reminder | Voter registration goes online in Ga.

Hawaii: Pew report details 2012 general election concerns

Illinois: House passes amendment banning voter suppression tactics

Indiana: Voter registration rolls shrink ahead of May primary | Porter Co. won't cut poll workers for primary | Floyd Co. introduces electronic voting

Iowa: Iowa ranks 15th in national voting index

Kansas: Federal trial set for May 2015 in lawsuit against voter ID | Cherokee Co. voter status cancellations | ACLU lawsuit against Kobach returned to Kansas court

Kentucky: Former Secretary of State Trey Grayson to resign from position at Harvard | Lawsuit seeks to identify absentee voters in Kentucky

Louisiana: Registrar helps local high schools students sign up | Louisiana outpaces nation in election performance

Michigan: Michigan elections rank sixth highest in nation

Minnesota: Pew ranks Minnesota second in country for election performance

Mississippi: Mississippi preparing to use new voter ID law | Should Mississippi adopt online voter registration?

New Jersey: NJ ranked 37th in the nation for how it ran its 2012 election, study finds | Election official faces ethics challenge

New Mexico: Election day marred by long lines, frustrated voters

North Carolina: Local group challenges state board decision

North Dakota: North Dakota first in election performance| Cass Co. says not for now to voting sites in Fargo public schools

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. gives final approval to FitzGerald's 'voting rights law' | FitzGerald asks feds to get involved in fight with GOP over early voting | Gubernatorial candidate seeks federal voting access probe | Husted sees no reason for lawmakers to punish Cuyahoga Co. for ballot mailers | Timeline of latest fight over early voting in Cuyahoga | House Republicans pull measure amid absentee-ballot controversy

Oregon: Vote-by-mail fares better in Oregon than Pew gave credit, election spokesman says

Pennsylvania: Fayette election board reverses decision-will hear referendum matter

South Carolina: State lawmakers discuss changes to voter registration, election boards | Judge orders Richland Co. election offices to shape up | It's official: Richland election, voter offices separate per court order

South Dakota: Rush of last-minute voters, machine glitch push back results | SF voters approve of voting centers | Some SF voters experience problems | E-poll books see minor problems | Bumpy ride for Sioux Falls on election day

Virginia: City can't add polling place for May election

Washington: Washington ranks No. 12 among states for running good elections

Wisconsin: New voting machines cause problems in 2014 Dane Co. spring elections | Leest asks for recount | State Supreme court unlikely to rule on voter ID before summer | Report: Wisconsin ranks 3rd among states for election administration | Names for election board slot sent to Walker | Recount set for Friday

Wyoming: Election preparations underway

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

April 8, 2014

National: Voting system developer names CFO | Biden: 'Fight back' against voter ID efforts | Report finds states cutting wait times for voters | Study: States did better job running elections in 2012 | Research: Most states improve election performance

California: California fares poorly in election performance study

Colorado: Montezuma election draws district attorney's office probe

Delaware: Pew study gives state solid grades for how it handles elections

Florida: Manatee elections supervisor pushing absentee balloting | Weeks bluntly rejects Palm Coast proposals | Flagler elections chief issues stern response to Palm Coast | New technology at the polls should improve Lee Co. elections

Georgia: Elections office seeks new home

Indiana: Election conflict continues with complaint | Vote center confusion? Officials worry many are still unaware of changes | Dems and GOP vie for high school poll workers | Winfield voting site stays put for May elections

Kansas: Tie! Smoll wins city election by a hat

Kentucky: Candidate files lawsuit over access to voter lists | Study: Voting process here lags nation's

Michigan: Project to expand access to elections records

Missouri: St. Charles Co. voters will use iPads to sign in | Boone Co. clerk expects low turnout for Tuesday elections | Larger than normal turnout expected for elections today | Some polling places closed for Tuesday's election

North Carolina: Last time without voter ID this year?

Ohio: Committee to investigate Lucas Co. elections board | Secretary of state candidate gets absentee ballot instructions wrong | Committee created amid 'ongoing problems' at Lucas Co. BOE | Amendment would cut funding for state absentee ballots | Study: Voting process here lags nation's

South Carolina: SCGOP requests un-redacted Richland Co. election emails | Write-in election in town of Lexington

South Dakota: 13 vote centers open for Sioux Falls election

Texas: Legislators forced to turn over emails in voter ID lawsuit | Report: Texas ranks low in state election performance

U.S. Virgin Islands: Countdown to November election begins today

Virginia: Fredericksburg electoral board to consider additional polling place

Wisconsin: Walker could call lawmakers back into session on voter ID | Wisconsin remains among best at running elections

Wyoming: Man accused of voter fraud charged in Big Horn Co.

Monday, 07 April 2014

April 5-7, 2014

National: Democrats, civil rights groups push for action on voting rights bill | Welcome to voting rights boot camp| Justice Dept. goes on offense to protect voting rights | Microsoft co-founder bets on online voting

Alabama: Photo ID required to vote in June 3 primary

Arizona: Terry Goddard eyes secretary of state office

Arkansas: Polling location a 'no-go' without running water

California: Long Beach ballot-counting tested for accuracy

Connecticut: Secretary of state outlines early voting initiative

Delaware: Same day registration clears first legislative hurdle

Florida: Florida voting looks smooth for this year, but problems loom

Idaho: Ysura reflects on 40 years of Idaho elections | Study up on Idaho's secretary of state race

Illinois: GOP leader sides with speaker on voting-rights bill  

Indiana: Early voting, e-pollbook demos begin in April | Clerk: No primary post cards for voters

Maryland: State audit finds felons wrongly voted in 2010 election | Ten vie for three spots on Annapolis BOE

Massachusetts: Wareham vote count delayed by faulty machine

Michigan: Calley signs bill clarifying election procedures

Missouri: Consolidating St. Clair Co. voting precincts could save $300K | House passes polling place legislation | 10 polling places to be closed Tuesday  

New Mexico: Less time to vote, fewer polling sites for Dona Ana Co. property tax election | Voting outpaces regular election level

New York: Group looks out for voting rights of Asians in Queens

North Carolina: Pembroke voter fraud investigation expanded to all of Robeson Co. | Shorter early voting period could bring longer lines for NC primary | State approves 5 early voting sites for Orange County | DA asks for help in election-fraud probe

North Dakota: Al Jaeger gets GOP nod for ND secretary of state

Oklahoma: Election officials preparing thousands of voting machines

Pennsylvania: Voter verifications program will adhere to the law, state election official says | Elections office getting some help

South Carolina: Lillian McBride promoted again | McBride now director of voter registration | SLED probe, court ruling hit Richland Co. election board

South Dakota: Vote centers to be used for April 8 election | 13 voting centers open for Tuesday's election

Texas: Voting machine lease to school district on commissioners agenda | Paper ballots still on tap for runoff | Judge denies Burnam's request to see mail-in ballot applications

Utah: County clerk mulling options to allow Utahns with disabilities to vote electronically | Officials hope new voter list law prevents misuse

Virginia: Project to help Va. felons regain voting rights

Wisconsin: GAB: New voter registration requirements take effect | Tech glitches lead to incorrect vote totals on Dane Co. website | Clerk cites mismatched ballots for error

Wyoming: Former lawmakers bid for secretary of state | Ed Murray makes six secretary of state candidates

Friday, 04 April 2014

April 4, 2014

Alabama: Voters in Chilton Co. will need photo ID to vote June 3

Alaska: 2 Assembly seats to be decided by early votes and absentee ballots

Delaware: House passes same-day voter registration | Lawmakers unveil election reform legislation

Georgia: New app helps with voter registration | Commissioners give OK to elections board attorney

Indiana: Faint printing on absentee ballots worry voters

Iowa: Schultz appeals voting rule to Iowa Supreme Court

Louisiana: St. Tammany shelter closed Saturday because it's a polling place

Maine: Maine Legislature rejects bill to dump Electoral College for presidential elections

New York: It's not easy to fire your mom, says BOE commissioner

North Carolina: Photo ID wouldn't stop 2-state voting, attorney says | Voter registration among first impacts of NC elections law

Pennsylvania: Ford Cliff voting precinct moved to improve parking | Montco relocates 10 polling places

South Carolina: Richland Co. elections commission and board of voter registration officially split

South Dakota: Current deputy Pat Miller to run for secretary of state

Tennessee: Ballot sees 102 qualify

Texas: Amid election contest, county Dems flirt with paper ballots

Utah: Officials hope to prevent misuse of voter registration list with new restrictions

Washington: Changes to Whatcom precincts get public hearing

Wisconsin: Absentee voters could decide tight Green Bay race | Fixing error reverses election result in Mount Pleasant | Kaukauna voters cast ballots for wrong county supervisor

Thursday, 03 April 2014

April 3, 2014

Alaska: Anchorage elections turnout stands at 3-year low

California: California experiments with open-source voting | Ballot board begins processing Santa Clarita mail-in votes

Connecticut: Merrill, state's top voting official, wants early ballots

District of Columbia: DC officials seek explanations for vote-counting delay in primary | Why did it take so long to count D.C. votes? | Voter turnout for D.C. primary lowest in three decades

Florida: Machines tested as GOP primary approaches | Online voter registration bill dead this year | In Florida, bid to cut voter rolls is set back

Indiana: Officials hope residents will see advantages of new vote centers

Kansas: Advance voting offers positive rewards

Louisiana: Slaughter files voter intimidation complaint with feds

Minnesota: New Washington Co. voting machines | A new need for election judges

Missouri: Bill aids absentee voting in emergencies | Clerk's office to canvass voter records

New York: Councilman demands BOE plan to address NOI investigation

North Carolina: New evidence of voter fraud alleged | State elections officials seek tighter security | Audit suggests widespread fraud | Election officials identify hundreds of cases of potential voter fraud | New law alters absentee ballot envelopes

Pennsylvania: Fayette County judge rules consolidation of some voting districts

Texas: Commissioners court to hold special meeting to discuss primary election ballot recount | Jury finds 2 women guilty of voter fraud | Group continues polling sites hunt | Paper ballots are back

Vermont: Vote in your pajamas? Why not, candidate says | Panel wants to delay primary date change until 2016

Virginia: Arlington absentee voters get extra time on Thursday

Wisconsin: Recount expected following supervisor election tie | Errors lead to apparent wrong winner in Mount Pleasant race | Absentee ballots could turn unofficial winners to losers | Walker signs bill allowing election observers close to voters | Mom raises safety concerns about school as polling place

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

April 2, 2014

National: Feds seek stay of order in voter citizenship case

Alabama: Alabamians weigh in on voting concerns

Alaska: Most incumbents, props prevail in Anchorage elections | Election volunteers, power behind the polls

California: Schnur: Secretary of state should be 'reformer-in-chief' | Anomalies force city to reprint ballots for 169 precincts

Colorado: Black Forest residents: Voters need to sort out address issues to vote

District of Columbia: What went wrong with D.C. election count | Voting machines lead to delay in D.C. results | How D.C. votes | Voting machines lead to delay in DC results | Workers: Lowest turnout in memory

Florida: New voter registration cards to be sent to 208K Manatee residents | Appeals court: Voter purge violated federal law | Locals testify on Florida's voting problems | Voting times could get shorter in Lee County | Palm Coast seeks agreement with elections supervisor | Weeks derides Netts, demands signed agreement | Manatee to spend up to $100K on new voting card alerts | Palm Coast leaders pass two options to Flagler's elections chief

Georgia: Two new options for voter registration

Guam: Volunteer registrars conduct voter registration drive

Hawaii Cheaper elections not necessarily better | Audit: Big Island '12 elections cost $1.5M

Idaho: Ysura endorses McGrane as successor

Illinois: Kane election line gets 11 complaints | Madigan's voting rights amendment advances | Illinois looks to improve voting rights protections

Iowa: Possible new voting equipment in Cerro Gordo Co.

Massachusetts: Speaker seeks to halt costly special elections

Mississippi: Hosemann: Smooth implementation of voter ID

Missouri: Lawmaker accuses student of voter fraud during hearing

New York: NYC BOE set to destroy millions of paper voter records

North Carolina: Forsyth elections board decides to advertise again for elections director

Ohio: Early voting to begin today...with changes | Absentee voting begins in Jefferson Co. | Voting rights legislation clears Cuyahgoa council committee

Oklahoma: Voting underway despite a few glitches | New early voting location for Grayson Co.

Pennsylvania: County elections board nominee cleared to begin term

South Carolina: New leaders for Richland Co. elections?

South Dakota: SF City election brings tough preparation | Critic: Ballot too addled by errors to allow election | Election official: Ballot misprint not 'material' | County commission concerned about absentee ballot distribution

Tennessee: Voting machines to be inspected | Sebastian Co. election commissioners talk polling site changes

Texas: April 15 hearing to address vote centers

Virginia: Herndon in-town absentee voting denied

Wisconsin: Voters face new ballots at polls | Election Day: The voting process | New voting software tested in Wisconsin | Walker to sign more elections bills | Officials report quiet election day so far

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

April 1, 2014

Alabama: Commissioner threatens lawsuit over polling places

California: Registrar logo too Obama-esque, according to critic | Judge: Steel must change ballot designation | Senator's troubles highlight possible secretary of state front-runners | Gorrell authors bill to make secretary of state nonpartisan | Ballot irregularities discovered ahead of Long Beach election

Colorado: Voters inadvertently disqualify themselves from upcoming election

Florida: Last hopes of online voter registration fade | Online voter registration appears dead this session | Lee commission considers new electronic voting equipment

Georgia: Georgia launches online, mobile voter registration | Chatham Co. elections board candidate disqualified

Indiana: Contract for pollbook vendor approved | Election officials worry about impact of precinct changes

Kentucky: Felon voting rights bill likely dead in Senate

Louisiana: Terrebonne polling places amended

Missouri: Senate panel considers voter ID | New voter IDs issued to voters to match voter rolls

Nebraska: Online voter registration coming to Nebraska | Secretary of state, governor oppose National Popular Vote

New Mexico: Recount ends in tie

Ohio: What are Ohio's voter ID rules? | County cleared in voter access case

Pennsylvania: Elections board member's appointment uncertain

South Carolina: All 5 on Richland's election board could be replaced

Texas: Harrison Co. commissioners consolidate precincts for run-off elections

Vermont: Will House balk at hold an earlier primary?

Wisconsin: Kennedy approaches 35th anniversary managing state elections | Help available at polls for voters with questions about referendum

WyomingTorrington man runs for secretary of state | Two former lawmakers join secretary of state race

Monday, 31 March 2014

March 29-31, 2014

National: New GOP bid to limit voting in swing states | Voting rights activists appeal proof-of-citizenship ruling | Dems call on GOP to move voting rights bill

Arkansas: Craighead Co. closely watching voter ID lawsuit | McDaniel: Voter ID fight needs no help

California: Local couple upset after receiving pre-marked voter registration card

Connecticut: Registrars at odds over sign for office

Florida: Will other states delay use of SAVE for voter checks | State tells Weeks to run Palm Coast election 'without disruption and confusion' | Highlands voter purge grinds to a halt | Election's timing questioned

Guam: GEC will get new tabulators for election

Hawaii: State shortens work shifts at polling sites

Idaho: Of Duck Dynasty, Denney and the Idaho secretary of state's race

Illinois: Clerk's office disputes teen voting snag | Big election night errors discovered

Indiana: Voters practice on new machines

Iowa: O'Brien Co. auditor's office to use new electronic poll books

Louisiana: Voter ID cards needed for few | Port Allen voter fraud investigated

Massachusetts: Hearing in Boston to focus on voting reform in New England | Three Framingham polling places changing

Missouri: Officials trained on new voting equipment; machines cost $414K | Ballot blunder could cost taxpayers thousands | Primaries could be moved to March

Montana: Molloy rules Montana tribes' voting rights lawsuit will go forward

North Carolina: Changes in store for elections | Voter ID suit could open lawmaker emails to public for first time | Groups fighting voter ID law say state holding documents | Voting to be moved off campus at Appalachian State

Ohio: Primary election to debut new optical scan voting system | County elections board reorganizes under new director | Ten things to know about Ohio's primary | Miami County BOE to make voting precincts ADA compliant | Mahoning Co. hosts state elections officials | Early voting offers twist of one blank ballot

Pennsylvania: State looks into voters registered in other states

South Dakota: Wrong absentee ballots sent to 2 voters | Minnehaha County auditor's office fixes ballot blunder

Tennessee: Sullivan County BOE mulls closing schools for election days | 'No confidence' vote expected on Shelby Co. election administrator

Texas: New judge appointed to hear Burnam election challenge | Upshur Co. court considers May runoff polling

Utah: Davis picks 7 polling places for those uncomfortable with mail voting | Sevier Co. voting to change in 2014

Wisconsin: City clerk expects smooth election day | Chad Vader embraces laser ballot readers | Larson defends changes in absentee voting

Friday, 28 March 2014

March 28, 2014

National: Voting rights fight takes new direction

Alabama: Some Birmingham polling places may serve only 1 registered voter

Arkansas: Arkansas GOP asks to intervene in voter ID suit

California: Leland Yee quits secretary of state race | Expensive special elections are often ignored by voters | Judge orders change to secretary of state ballot

Colorado: Fremont Co. primary a mail-in election

Florida: Election chief halts voter purge for 2014 | Purge of non-citizens from voter rolls will wait until after 2014 elections | National commission for voting rights hosts hearing in South Fla. | Palm Coast voters may have to cast multiple ballots on election day | Paid poll workers needed in Pasco Co. |

Illinois: Arlington Heights teen triplets work as election judges

Indiana: Monroe Co. voter registration office has moved

Minnesota: Severson plans second run for secretary of state | Former Sen. Ted Daley won't run for secretary of state

Missouri: Senate passes voting machine phase-out

New Mexico: Recount ends in tie | Martinez wins by coin flip | Ex-Duran Dem endorser endorses Dem challenging Duran

North Carolina: Judge rules correspondence, emails over voter ID law a public record | Buncombe voter challenges move forward | Elections overhaul law likely focus at meeting

Oklahoma: Tulsa Co. early voting reportedly light so far | Voting underway in city election

South Carolina: State GOP target Richland Co. senator over elections mismanagement

Tennessee: Sumner election commission readies for primary

Texas: Comal County sacks first elections administrator | Hidalgo Co. grand jury to hire forensic analyst for voting machines | Seniors learn about Bell County voting process | Judge to consider 'mini trials' of Weslaco election contests over next month

West Virginia: Voter registration effort underway by clerk

Wisconsin: Walker signs bill limiting early voting | Walker signs early voting bill; partial veto extends voting hours | Barrett upset over early voting restrictions | Cheat sheet need to help voters understand Milwaukee Co. ballot question