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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

September 17, 2014

National News: Open source fix for U.S. voting system?

Alaska: Assembly members address the dollars and sense of ballot props | Early voting changes in store at local city halls

Arizona: Election mistake traced to 'human error' | County reports on provisional ballot counts

California: Peterson touts voting overhaul | Online voter info key to getting hyper-connected Millennials to the polls

Colorado: Voters urged to update information now

Florida: Commission chairman questions elections' integrity | Hearing Friday in elections lawsuit | Lakewood Ranch town hall fares well in early voting

Georgia: Voter registration fraud subpoena deadline ignored | Voter fraud subpoena deadline pushed back

Indiana: SoS champions voting to honor veterans | County election board changes Flora voting location

Kansas: Kansas election law looms large in U.S. Senate race | Kansas high court hears Taylor's request

Maryland: Public invited to new voting machine demonstrations

Massachusetts: Internet voting at issue in statewide race

Missouri: Late ballot change costs taxpayers

Nebraska: Judge must rule on ballot switch as deadline nears

New Mexico: Sec. of State's office strikes down Chaves Co. ballot advisory questions | Santa Fe Co. commission will take SoS to court | Councilor calls for special mail-in election for ABQ

New York: Now in control, city council opens up BOE appointment process

North Carolina: Commissioners set agenda to restore less restrictive voting laws | New Hanover officials discuss school polling places

Ohio: Judge: Late-jailed Ohio voters may vote absentee | Passion for voting prompts call from nursing home

Oklahoma: Election officials encourage people to vote-by-mail

Rhode Island: Bills do away with master lever | Mail ballots don't alter outcome of local primaries | Recount ordered in two local races

Texas: Taylor Co. to open new voting centers | Denton Co. chooses new elections administrator

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board OKs final ballot

Wisconsin: Study: Longer waits to vote in precincts with more minorities | Voters who returned absentee ballots must send ID copies | Voter ID ruling has local officials scrambling | Some concerned voter ID decision has come too last minute | ACLU voter ID opponents want new hearing | GAB: 'Extraordinary efforts' underway to put voter ID in place | Absentee ballots a key concern in enforcing voter ID law | Student IDs not in accordance with voter ID law | Egg Harbor clerk preps for voter ID

 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

September 16, 2014

National News: Voting's 'impending crisis' | The first midterm election votes will be cast this week | Over 50 Latino groups kick off voter registration campaign

Alabama: 26 percent of transgender people disenfranchised by voter ID law? Not so fast

California: Do newly registered voters actually vote? In California: Yes | LA County registrar-recorder/clerk's office launches new website | Activists appeal dismissal of voting rights lawsuit in Whittier | CSUF prepares for November elections

Delaware: Wilson accused of getting too close to voters

Florida: The wait times to vote in Florida are horrendous | Longer voting lines possible for spring 2015 elections | UCF added as early voting site

Georgia: Georgia election board to meet on voter registration allegations

Kansas: Democrats pledge to restore Kansas voting rights | Kansas Supreme Court to hear arguments in Taylor v Kobach

Maryland: New Md. voting system to be demonstrated Tuesday

Massachusetts: SoS candidates pushes online voting, blasts incumbent

Minnesota: Minnesota joins multistate voter registration group | Red Lake is county absentee voting site in state pilot program

Missouri: Missouri court reworks early voting ballot summary

New Mexico: County adds more voting machines to avoid past problems | Judge: RR residents lost right to vote | Bernalillo Co. taking legal action against Duran | NM high court will hear Bernalillo Co. ballot case

North Carolina: New voting machines will greet Selma election participants | Hearing set in voting law case

Ohio: Husted directs election officials to be ready for early voting in two weeks | BOE seeks budget increase for 2015 | Ohio elections chief issues new early voting hours | Clark Co. prepared for additional hours

Pennsylvania: Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments over electronic voting machines  

South Carolina: Seating new Richland Co. elections board to take weeks

Tennessee: Polling place photo policy considered

Texas: Wichita Co. commissioners approve new election equipment

Virginia: Voter's league offers free rides for Lynchburg residents to get voter ID cards

Wisconsin: Clock is ticking to get a Wisconsin voter ID before November election | Absentee ballot mailings halted in push to restart voter ID law | Voter ID law reinstated and now election officials scrambling ahead of November | Local clerks await guidance on revival of voter ID law | Local clerks get ready for voter ID changes | Election workers scramble to prepare for voter ID | New voter ID law raises voter concern | Voters react to reinstatement of voter ID law | La Crosse City clerk's office awaiting instructions on voter ID law | DMV's ready to issue voter IDs | What clerks face with reinstatement of voter ID law | Clerks mull voter ID reinstatement | State elections officials scramble after voter ID ruling

Wyoming: Bill would cut wait time for convicted felons to vote again

Monday, 15 September 2014

September 13-15, 2014

Alabama: Election monitor argues strict photo ID laws won't oppress transgender voters

Alaska: Attorney's respond to state's proposed translation plan | Assembly receives advice on animal control and voting | Alaska Native speakers' attorneys spell out election translation needs

Arizona: Group takes public record request to court | 2 counties tallied more ballots than voters in primaries | 2 Ariz. counties tally more ballots than voters

California: LA Co. launching mobile-friendly web site with ballot info and ability to register to vote

Colorado: Voter form puzzles recipients

Florida: Weeks scuttles latest attempt to resolve elections conflicts | Undervotes in governor race leads to concerns | Weeks, Palm Coast still at odds over early voting, parking

GeorgiaCobb Co. added to voter registration investigation | Lowndes OKs Sunday voting | Coweta Co. receives questionable forms |

Guam: GEC aiming higher with voter registration

Illinois: Early voting polling place considered | Problems with voter rolls: 27 people living in one 1,300 square-foot home? | Voter roll issues reported in Southwest Illinois

Kansas: AP analysis: Kobach at center of U.S. Senate drama

Kentucky: Felons getting closer to voting in Kentucky

Louisiana: Caddo registrar: Use caution when registering to vote on the street

Massachusetts: Secretary of state race heating up

Michigan: To the Point: Secretary of State race

Mississippi: Hosemann to co-chair voter participation committee

Missouri: Door: Vote recount goes overs smoothly

New Jersey: Ocean City group considers resolution backing nonresident homeowners' right to vote

New Mexico: Judge orders county to provide enough voting machines for general election | Duran pleased with court order on voting in Sandoval Co. | SF Co. commission to consider challenging secretary of state's decision | Boost poll locations, judge orders | Commissioners to consider suing SOS

New York: Niagara Co. Dems protesting storage contract | Common Cause vs. BOE on ballot language

North Carolina: Educators partner with activists for voter registration drive | New Hanover elections, education boards to meet about polling places in schools | BOE hopes school leaders consider giving kids Election Day off | NAACP planning voting rights rally in Wilmington

Ohio: Federal appeals court won't delay bringing back early voting times| Appeals panel won't halt judge's early-voting order

Oregon: Oregon to mail 900K voter registration reminders

Rhode Island: Problems surface with new voter ID law | RI ACLU reports 3 incidents of misinformed poll workers | Poll worker arrested for offering sex act for $5.

Tennessee: Election commission to consider staff's future | Polling places stay the same until after November

Texas: Voters face a much longer ballot in November | Testimony wraps up in voter ID trial | Vote centers approved for Tom Green Co. | Candidate wants to help local inmates register to vote

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint BOE fails to approve ballot, has no plans before deadline passes

Virginia: Electoral board authorizes voter photo ID mail outreach program

West Virginia: Kanawha ballots to printer with empty slot

Wisconsin: Appeals court reinstates voter ID law | New voter ID law causes confusion | Voter ID law might not affect turnout | Walker responds to voter ID law | Will voter ID changes be ready for November | Walker says ID law won't disenfranchise voters | State agencies start working together on ID processing Monday

Wyoming: Felon voting-rights bill advances

Friday, 12 September 2014

September 12, 2014

National News: Voting rights cases may be headed back to Supreme Court | Celebs join push to register young voters

California: Election technology, business key issues in SOS race | Judge dismisses voting rights lawsuit against Whittier | Bowen's depression revelation shifts SOS race

Colorado: Prosecutors drop more voter fraud charges | Arapahoe Co. voters can track mail ballot with new alert system | Castle Rock to conduct recount

Connecticut: Enfield Dem registrar to run unaffiliated | Referendum question will address early voting

Delaware: No changes after vote recounts

Florida: 2-year voter fraud probe results in arrest | Brown to feds: Look at Jacksonville elections cuts | Clay election lawsuit filed one day, withdrawn the next| Election funding cuts could lead to fewer early voting sites

Georgia: SOS investigating voter registration fraud in Gwinnett | NAACP, others protest state's inquiry over voter registration fraud | DeKalb to open Sunday polling sites throughout county| Equipment tested ahead of general election | Fulton, Lowndes counties schedule Sunday voting

Iowa: SoS candidate wants to encourage voter turnout

Kansas: State Supreme Court will hear ballot case Tuesday

Massachusetts: Bridgewater clerk missed on election day

Mississippi: Tied election may be decided by drawing straws

New Hampshire: Primary turnout was 19 percent

New York: Multilingual poll workers told to speak only English

Ohio: Husted: Eliminating 'Golden Week' would protect elections | Groups want federal judge to force Ohio's elections chief to comply with early voting ruling

Oregon: Postcards to urge registering to vote

Rhode Island: More debate over Rhode Island voter ID law | Elections chief saw few problems on primary day

Tennessee: Mountain City woman sues Johnson Co. election commission

Texas: Abbott defends Texas voter ID law | Lawmakers absente from voter ID trial

Virginia: Botetourt searches for voters without photos

Washington: ACLU court case costs Yakima nearly $800K

West Virginia: Bluewell to get new early voting precinct

Wisconsin: Appeals court to decide on Wisconsin voter ID law | LWV, ACLU blast new voter ID process

Thursday, 11 September 2014

September 11, 2014

Arizona: With voting exhibit, Capitol Museum hopes to increase participation | State, county officials decry dubious voter registration letter

California: Why fiscally conservative vote-by-mail plan got no GOP love

Connecticut: State considers early voting

Delaware: Marshall's win stands up in recount | Senate primary in Wilmington set for review

Florida: New early voting site to open at UCF | Court ruling throws election into chaos

Georgia: Muscogee Co. part of fraud investigation | 11 counties suspect voter fraud | State lawmakers blast Sunday voting as 'partisan'

Iowa: Bettendorf school vote could become model for Scott Co. elections | Jammed ballot scanners forces recounts

Massachusetts: City voters deal with new polling sites | Hudson to enter electronic voting age in November

Minnesota: DFL candidate for SOS calls for more bipartisan approaches

Mississippi: Tied election down to one voter's ID or drawing straws | Hosemann convenes panel to consider voting changes | Panel ponders Miss. elections overhaul

New Hampshire: You didn't take a picture of your ballot Tuesday, did you?

New York: What actually happens after you vote? | NY primary election yields low voter turnout | Elections staff calls police on principal for holding lunch in voting area | Bronx assembly primary too close to call | Absentee ballots may decide two races

North Carolina: Group says restrictions denied hundreds of votes in NC | Upcoming voting changes

OhioOhio certifies EA tablet system | Area boards of elections prepare for change in early voting | Cuyahoga Co. BOE gears up for early voting | More than a dozen Clark Co. poll locations changed | Early voting order stands while appeal proceeds

Pennsylvania: Voting machine challenge goes before Pa. Supreme Court | Allegheny Co. to consider constitutional amendment for voting rights

Rhode Island: BOE calls Tuesday's primary 'one of our best elections' | Election officials see few problems on primary day | Gorbea has chance to become first Latina to hold statewide office in New England | Changes made to polling locations

Tennessee: Ex-TV judge, eight more claim election fraud

Texas: Texas presents case in federal trial over voter ID law | Closing arguments scheduled for voter ID trial | Commissioners take up polling places

Virginia: Officials speak out on Cvill registrar's involvement in controversy

West Virginia: Dispute affects county ballot printing

Wisconsin: New verification process for voter ID | State agencies collaborate to make photo ID's available for voters | Wisconsin agencies set up new ID process

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

September 10, 2014

Alabama: 26 percent of transgender voters in Ala. could be shut out by photo ID

Alaska: State responds to voting rights lawsuit | State presents election translation plan

Arizona: Pima Co. says voter registration mailing not from recorder | Peoria councilman challenges decision to declare runoff in tight race

California: El Dorado Co. holds special election

Colorado: Fremont Co. clerk's office works to finalize November ballots

Delaware: Slow but steady turnout at Wilmington polling locations | Deadline extended to mail Dewey's absentee ballots

Florida: City of Hampton kicks off new era with first election in about a decade | Election supervisors consider 'none of the above' ballot options

Georgia: State launches fraud investigation into voter registration group | Democratic voter registration group hit with fraud allegations | Opponent of Sunday voting location accused of racism

Guam: GEC certifying results from primary

Indiana: Election board tables voter fraud allegation

Iowa: Auditor will host temporary office for early voting on ISU campus

Kansas: Taylor seeks reversal of controversial ballot decision by Kobach

Maryland: University officials shut down online voter registration systems

Massachusetts: Scenes from the polls | Chicopee voter turnout on track for 20 percent | Power out, then restored at Andover polls | Don't take a picture of your ballot | Attleboro primary elections turnout at trickle | Primaries test city polling consolidations | Lights go out for some voters; polls remain open | Voting picks up as late arrivals hit the polls | Fall River election officials report 14 percent turnout

Michigan: Clerks warned over ballot application

Mississippi: Hosemann chairs voting group, says 'proof is in the pudding' | Mississippi high court sets schedule for McDaniel appeal

Missouri: Teams recount Pettis votes

Montana: AARP joins fight to preserve same-day registration

Nevada: Las Vegas woman pleads guilty in voter fraud case

New Mexico: City may need to hold special election

New York: RFP for voting booth storage seemed 'tailor-made' | On primary day, an argument for voting by mail | Poll sites face hiccups during primary in New York City | Advocates: NYS must simplify laws barring felons from voting | Voting not impacted by 'suspicious' powder at high school | Low turnout, poll glitches | Tiny turnout at State Island primary polling sites

North Carolina: Elections board filters precinct workers | Federal appeals court to weigh in on NC voter laws before election | State approves Lawrence as Polk's permanent election director

Ohio: Early voting hours should be set by counties, Democrats say | Early voting cuts would be permanently restored in Democrats bill | Officials seek delay in early voting decision

Pennsylvania: SCOPA hears arguments on legality of widely used DREs | Local group hopes to spur voter registration

Rhode Island: ACLU sees 'warning signs' over voter ID law day before primary | No voting problems reported at Juanita Sanchez | Low turnout, no ID problems at North Kingstown polling place | Gorbea victorious in SOS Democratic primary | Warwick polling places get slow start for primary | Sample ballots cause problems at Warren polls | Voting interrupted at Central Falls precinct by gas leak |

Tennessee: Questions surround special election

Texas: DPS official's emails questioned in voter ID trial | Mobile polling site will allow high school students to vote on campus

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board OKs ballot for November

Washington: Yakima has time to mull appeal of ACLU case

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

September 9, 2014

Arizona: Just 21 voters used the dual-voting system | Primary election drew 27 percent of voters

California: Depression of elections chief raises concerns | Judge upholds Santa Clarita proposal for cumulative voting | Bowen vows to press on as election nears

Colorado: Clerk's office puts a face on Pitkin Co. | New app allows Denver voters to register, see info on smart phones

Connecticut: Voters to decide if lawmakers can consider new ballot options

Delaware: State election officials prepared for primary day

Indiana: County clerk's office gearing up for upcoming general election

Kansas: Schodorf has slight lead in new KSN News poll

Maryland: Voter registration drives underway at local libraries

Massachusetts: Mansfield voters get new voting machines for today's election | Primary tests Gloucester polling changes | Franklin polling moves

Michigan: Atty. investigating if recall petitioners can be poll workers

Missouri: Chrismer, St. Charles Co. still at odds over cost of election

Montana: Lawsuit seeks to close state's open primaries

New Hampshire: Voting on Tuesday will require photo IDs or 'challenged affidavit'

New York: Orange Co. elections commissioners review protocols | Preparing for primary| Cost of primary day | Polling place changed due to road work | Neuhas issues state on BOE ruling |

Ohio: Legislature joins in appealing voting case | Ohio seeks expedited appeal in early voting case County officials say they weren't involved with court decision | Wayne Co. BOE seeks more money

Oregon: Postal Service 'right-sizing' not popular in Humboldt

Rhode Island: ACLU receives voter ID complaint | Voters must show ID this election | U. works with TurboVote to expedite voter registration | Attorney's office, FBI on lookout for voter fraud in primary | Secretary of state's office busy before primary | State police question candidate on mail ballots | Providence makes changes to fix voting delays

South Carolina: Six lawmakers supported pair of Richland Co. election board incumbents

Texas: Election equipment testing begins | Texas slated to open defense of voter ID law, closing arguments Thursday | Forum to focus on voting rights | County chooses new elections administrator | San Jacinto Co. court approves number of early voting clerk

Virginia: VT campus splits into two voting precincts

Monday, 08 September 2014

September 6-8, 2014

National News: Voting form downloads decrease from 2010

Alabama: Candidate drops recount but seeks challenge to election | Lawsuit filed over city council election results

Alaska: Reaction to Alaska voting rights ruling | State files suggested remedies to VRA violations | Bethel residents react to Alaska voting rights ruling

Arizona: Recorder: Some 'significant challenges' with early ballots

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. refreshing voters on voter ID | 5 groups say DHS violating voter act

California: Bowen says she's battling severe depression | Peterson stumps for transparency

Colorado: Boulder Co. elections division hosts 'job fair' | Voters will get a thick ballot in the fall | Ortiz touts office efficiency

Delaware: Late change deadline for Dewey's mailed ballots

Florida: Primary problems in Hernando started early--and ended late | Computer glitch changes Lee's election vote tally| Elections officials muse: Should 'no selection' be a choice for voters? | ACLU wants inmates to know their voting rights | Florida colleges promote online service to boost voting

Georgia: SOS encourages teen voting registration

Indiana: Adjusting coming to Vigo Co. voting centers | State aims to avoid low voter turnout

Iowa: Anderson to discuss iVote Sept. 12

Louisiana: Analysis: Jam-packed election causing new snags

Michigan: Mix-up leaves Gaines voters with no choices for village seats in November | 3,850 registered Grand Rapids voters to get new polling places

Minnesota: Cass Co. prepares for general election | Erickson to speak on new election laws

Mississippi: McDaniel lawyer confident with appeal

Montana: Fundraiser launched to preserve same-day registration

New Hampshire: Three of nine Nashua wards will vote in new locations on Tuesday

New Jersey: Advocacy groups and Union Co. BOE to offer voter education and registration

New Mexico: Toulouse Oliver talks being a woman running for office, SOS race

New York: Orange Co. reportedly not allowing outside poll inspectors during primaries | Bronx candidate calls for special federal monitors to oversee polling sites | Changes to Uptown polling sites cause confusion | Chautauqua Co. prepares for primary day

North Carolina: Mail-in voting starts, with changes | Holly Jolly folly over

Ohio: District judge's ruling puts strain on Highland Co. BOE | Ashtabula Co.'s BOE in holding pattern over early voting | Ohio voting schedule up in the air

Oregon: Groups debate state election reform

Pennsylvania: 8 years later, challenge to electronic voting machines moves to Pa. high court | Unique competition at City Hall hopes to drum up votes in November

Rhode Island: Voters should check polling site before primary

South Carolina: Four new members named to Richland Co. election board

Texas: Study: Over 1 in 5 low-income Texans lack eligible voter ID | Registration drives enliven voting pool | Controversy swirls around county election judge choices

Utah: Utah Supreme Court considers vote count in contested race | Utah justices strike down judge's order for new election

Virginia: Following protest, Saturday voter registration remains at DMV | Fairfax elections office on hunt for poll workers

Wisconsin: Wittwer decides against challenging recount | Voter ID law before 7th Circuit this week

Friday, 05 September 2014

September 5, 2014

Alabama: It's a draw: Election canvass shows candidates tied with 2,245 votes apiece

Alaska: Judge orders changes to voting practices before November

Arizona: Peoria primary slated for November 4 | Supervisors put final stamp on election

Florida: County hopes to fix glitches by November

Guam: Team will review unused ballots too | GEC discovers 79 misprints after ballot review

Indiana: Elkhart Co. fine-tuning new vote center system

Iowa: Votemobile sees success

Kansas: Upheaval in Kansas Senate as election official rules Dem can't withdraw

Maryland: Judge order Maryland to adopt online voting tool | Judge: MD must let disabled mark absentee ballots online

Michigan: Township wants governor to remove clerk | Dems introduce online absentee ballot application statewide | Need an absentee ballot? Just use your smartphone

Minnesota: 2014 election for SOS: DFLer hopes to succeed Ritchie | Online voter registration signs up 8K | Online voter registration shows progress after rocky start

Missouri: County clerk prepares for statewide recount

New Hampshire: Deputy SOS explains voter ID law

New York: New York's crazily complicated ballots explained | Upcoming primary could expose problems with fusion voting

North Carolina: State asks court to deny appeal of ruling on voting law | Polk BOE recommends Lawrence for new director | Elections staff offers deal | Split vote moves precinct again

Ohio: Ohio early voting cuts violate the Voting Rights Act | Turner wants all Ohio voters to be counted | Judge orders expanded Ohio early voting schedule | Democrats, others praise federal court order restoring early voting cuts | Ohio elections chief urges appeal of voting ruling | Husted refuses to investigate Summit Co. elections board

Pennsylvania: New polling sites OK'd for New Castle

Rhode Island: Dems DeRamel, Gorbea vie for SOS

Tennessee: Nine losing candidates challenge August vote

Texas: Election day ballots will be paperless | Democratic lawmakers ask for more mobile voter registration units

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board votes to close polling site

Wisconsin: Wittwer still looking into possible legal challenge

Thursday, 04 September 2014

September 4, 2014

National News: Voting restrictions are key variable in midterm elections

Alabama: Voter ID law blamed for at least 282 uncounted ballots in primary

Alaska: Alaska Natives win landmark voting rights lawsuit | Judge: Election officials broke voting rights law; must help Yup'ik. Gwich'in voters | 'Partial ruling' against state in Alaska Native language ballot case

Arizona: Murray resigns elections post

Arkansas: Groups claim Arkansas not complying with voter registration law | Four new early voting sites in Washington Co.

California: Balloting in November's elections could start within days

Colorado: Arapahoe DA drops second voter fraud case

Connecticut: Stevenson sworn in as Democratic registrar, continues family tradition

Florida: New software could prevent election errors | Leon Co. among first in country to automatically audit election | Supervisor of elections fights early voting cuts | Leon Co. among first to automatically audit election| 'Team Clay County' makes elections smooth, efficient

Georgia: Kemp warns of voter registration fraud

Illinois: Polling location to move

Maryland: Polling place switch for November

Missouri: County to order 25 iPads for use in election process

Montana: Voters to decide fate of election-day registration

Nebraska: Secretary of state encourages voter registration

New Mexico: State mailings intended to assist voters

New York: Voters mistakenly register for Independence party | NYC BOE changes nearly a dozen uptown poll sites days before primary

North Carolina: Activist detained for distributing voting rights information | No agreement yet on voting site at South Fork| State: Overturning decision on voting law would cause problems in November

Ohio: York Township lodge receives $6878 for polling place improvements | Wayne Co. BOE looking to hire

Oklahoma: Long road to November

Oregon: Voodoo Doughnut sweetens voter registration drive

South Carolina: Special election date set

Texas: Opponents say voter ID law imposes undue burden on voters

Wisconsin: Madison tech entrepreneurs devise website to vote (mostly) online