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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

August 19, 2014

Alaska: Early voting strong ahead of primary | Polls to open for primary election | Alaskans set to vote in most expensive primary in state history

Arizona: Two 'mega' voting centers open here Aug. 26

Colorado: Neguse wants higher voter turnout | Judge dismisses case against Castle Rock

Connecticut: Parties clash over changes to election law | Conn. primary pulled just 21 percent of voters

Florida: Sarasota voters to sign in with mini iPads | Hillsborough voters ride HART free on election days | Few voters in Broward or PBC are voting early

Hawaii: Elections chief defends primary performance | Elections commission to quiz chief on uncounted ballots

Indiana: Muncie voting sites being cut for November

Massachusetts: Westfield election office open late for voter registration

New Jersey: Cape May Co. proposes dividing costs for vote

New York: Councilman wants BOE to use texts, emails to notify voters about polling sites

North Carolina: Outreach underway for education on new voter ID law | Green Creek polling place changed for November election

Pennsylvania: Election conference | Students favor voter ID

South Dakota: When voter registration doesn't predict results

Tennessee: Resignation leaves questions for election officials | Sumner election office cracks down on rules

Texas: Victoria officials close polling site

U.S. Virgin Islands: Deadline to certify election passes with silence from boards

Virginia: Concern over new voter ID law clouds upcoming election | Voters head to the polls for special election

Wisconsin: Potential recount wouldn't be first for Leibham | Canvassers reviewing ballots from cities, towns, villages

Wyoming: Natrona Co. elections office ready for primary | Absentee voting closes, primary polls open

Monday, 18 August 2014

August 16-18, 2014

Alabama: Mobile voter ID unit to be set up in Altoona

Alaska: Alaska ballots fraught with issues for Yup'ik speakers | New borough initiative rule has election issues

Arizona: Early voters encouraged to turn in ballots before election day

California: Yolo Co.'s elections chief doesn't want to see ballots become a lottery | County to try all-mail voting | Abolishing 'voting-by-mail middlemen' awaits Brown's pen | Bill signed by governor allows San Mateo to do all-mail ballot elections

Colorado: He's fighting for your voting rights

Florida: Early voting continues in Florida | First day of early voting in Manatee sees low numbers | Hillsborough supervisor confident about his first official election day | Early voting begins with new locations | No special elections before spring, says Fla. SOS | Detzner says redrawn districts elections must wait till May | Snipes won't say if she'll run for another term | Elections supervisor excited about new sign-in system | Churches rally members to early vote | Pinellas casts 71K primary votes with record number of mail-in ballots

Georgia: Bartow voting office moves to JFH Parkway | Election board addresses concerns about letter sent to certain voters | Cherokee elections chief fired amid investigation

Hawaii: Storm-hit Hawaii voters decide primary | Machines cause headaches during makeup election | Elections officials discover 800 uncounted ballots on Maui | Finally, the last of Hawaii's voters cast ballots in primary | Gabbard calls for another election delay; officials explain Maui ballot snafu | Political party leaders say Hawaii needs better election process

Indiana: State investigating possibly illegal voter registrations

Kansas: Electricity problems not a problem for Seward Co. elections | Church speaks out against voter ID law | Kobach, DOJ prep for Denver showdown over voting rights

Louisiana: Young Americans say no to voting

Maine: Early voting trend ripples through Maine's gubernatorial race

Massachusetts: Polling place is changed for primaries

Mississippi: McGhee appointed to hear McDaniel election challenge | McDaniel wants closed party primaries

Nevada: Reno illegal immigrant guilty of voter fraud

New Mexico: 2012 elections subject of lawsuit

North Carolina: 6K lack proper voter ID locally

North Dakota: ND secretary of state candidate

Ohio: Mystery woman registered to vote here

Oregon: Reported voter registration drop was really just a data entry error

Pennsylvania: Erie to host statewide election officials conference

Tennessee: Election results certified locally

Texas: Hidalgo candidate drops election contest

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board to move forward with casting of lots | St. Thomas elections deputy supervisor, board member file police reports against each other | Elections officials won't say whether final primary results will be released Sunday, despite deadline

Vermont: Condos gets leadership post

Virginia: Voter ID outreach planned

Washington: Feds file brief against Yakima in ACLU voting district case | Auditor's office rejects hundreds of primary election ballots

Wisconsin: Payne takes Dolson to task over election night snafus | District to decide on polling places

Friday, 15 August 2014

August 15, 2014

Alaska: You can't vote often, so vote early  

California: Panel wants L.A. to look at using prices to boost voter turnout | Senate bill strengthening voting rights heads to Gov. Brown

Colorado: Arapahoe pioneering use of new vote verification system | Montezuma, Colo. asks judge to sort out election controversy | Montezuma sues itself over controversial municipal election

Connecticut: Ayala campaign accused of absentee abuse | Preston's primary results, last in the state, delivered by state police

Florida: Election supervisor's plan may help GOP-Legislature in redistricting fight | "Souls to the Polls' aims to get voters to cast ballots early| Snipes: Voters should fee confident about primary | Primary primer: Understanding election 'lingo' | Detzner says he's on track to meet deadline for congressional elections plan | More Manatee spots to cast early ballots

Hawaii: Puna election will go forward Friday | Court rejects makeup vote protest | Shuttles available for Keonepoko polling place

Indiana: 'Significant" number of Hoosiers use mailbox stores as voting residence | No additional early voting sites or precinct-based absentee ballot counting

Iowa: Cedar Rapids man accused of voting three times | Anderson pushes military voting | Schultz to run for Madison Co. attorney

Kansas: SOS candidates clash over election official | Kobach defends embattled election official

Maryland: Judge rules case on blind ballot tool to continue

Michigan: Clerk controversy draws court action in Dearborn Hts.

Mississippi: Candidate's lawsuit challenges loss in Miss. runoff | Hosemann calls McDaniel lawsuit a distraction | McDaniel files challenge in Jones Co.  

Montana: McCulloch supports same-day voter registration | Clerks and recorders gather at Hamilton convention

Nevada: Illegal voter sentenced in Reno

North Carolina: Voter ID law heads to court | Red Springs polling place request could go to state elections board

Pennsylvania: Survey to gauge polling place accessibility

Rhode Island: Transparency underlying theme to Gorbea's bid for SOS

South Carolina: Legislators meet in September--not Friday-- to choose new election board

Tennessee: DesJarlais-Tracy race down to last ballot

Texas: Tarrant Co. hires Denton elections official

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections mum on when primaries will be certified

Wisconsin: Inputting delays, glitches blamed for late elections results

 

Thursday, 14 August 2014

August 14, 2014

National News: Voting rights still a top DOJ priority, official says | Cantor Voting Rights Act legacy is failure to deliver, Dems say

Arizona: Prescott prepares to move ahead with 2015 election

California: Suit says at-large elections in Fullerton violate rights

Connecticut: GOP, Dems clash over Conn. voting rules | McCaffrey narrowly wins in primary for Somers registrar of voters | McCauley wins Democrats' registrar primary | Voter turnout at 18 percent | Stamford turnout dismally low | Sec. of State: No recount in Lt. gov. primary

Florida: Ready for election day | Election offices prepare for primary| "New' district boundaries still unknown | Hillsborough, Pinellas prep for early voting | Elections chief: Write-in law must change | Elections supervisor faces lawsuit by group seeking term limit

Hawaii: Results could be released after 7p.m. on Friday | Hanabusa asks court to delay makeup election | Hearing set for election delay request | Many blast Puna voting plan

Kansas: Schodorf calls on Kobach to fire Sedgwick Co. election commissioner

Maryland: Ballots for blind residents case heard in court

Michigan: Spoiled ballots concern primary candidates | Judge asked to compel Dearborn Heights to defend failure to replace city clerk

Minnesota: So what does an election judge do? | Voter turnout for primary around 9.8 percent

Mississippi: McDaniel will file challenge Thursday morning

Montana: Missoula Co. election office still short of goal for judges

New Jersey: Judge sets Sept. 3 trial date for Saddle River primary election case

North Dakota: Results stand in Foster Co. election | Primary vote will stand after ballot issue explained

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. puts voting rights issue on ballot | Federal judge hears arguments in early voting suit

South Dakota: High-speed ballot-counting machine coming for fall election | Holy Life Tabernacle to become vote center

Texas: No voter fraud or tampering of machines found during forensic analysis

Tennessee: Provisional ballots don't boost Tracy

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections lags, fails to certify primary elections | Fawkes defends $1.6M elections budget

Wisconsin: Federal judge refuses to put ruling halting voter ID on hold | GAB addresses FAQs on the canvass process, recounts | Recounts loom in three primaries | Turnout in Wisconsin primary around 10 percent | Proliferation of close races prompts recount talk | Poll workers make it count on election day

Wyoming: Republican SOS candidates meet in debate | Absentee voting parking

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

August 13, 2014

National News: Update on new voting rights laws across the country

Arizona: New county equipment improves process| Maricopa Co. sees spike in early ballot requests| Replacement ballots and voting locations set for Peoria | New polling locations open in Peoria for botched ballots | Murray reassigned, supervisors seek to 'reestablish trust'  

Arkansas: Justices urged to bury ID law | Benton Co. officials OK election fee

California: Contra Costa poll workers to earn $125 on Election Day

Colorado: Town of Montezuma sues all of its voters over flawed election

Connecticut: Voting slow on primary day | Quiet day at the polls in New Haven | Gallo wins Democratic registrar of voters nod | McCauley wins Democrats' registrar primary | Eastern Conn. turnout light in state primary | Poll workers wait for voters

Florida: New voting site, voter cards for precinct 400 | Voting rights groups prepare to fight Florida's districts in court--again | Lee Co. readies for election changes | Local elections office considers timeline for redistricting

Hawaii: Hanabusa threatens to sue to block Friday's election | Hawaii election set, but how many voters know | More precincts need redo

Indiana: Elections board nixes county vote centers

Maryland: Hearing set for ballots-for-the-blind case

Minnesota: Blaine's new city clerk getting ready for election season | Rep. Steve Simon wins DFL nod for secretary of state | Primary voter turnout low| Mpls. working to make sure Kahn-Noor race goes smoothly | Four Mpls. polling sites step up security

Mississippi: McDaniel lists own lawyer as irregular vote

Nebraska: Cass Co. clerk submits early retirement notice

New Mexico: 186K NM voters urged to watch for postcard from SOS | Bernalillo Co. clerk makes run for SOS position

North Carolina: Voting changes lawsuit heads to trial

Tennessee: Only two county provisional ballots will count in DesJarlais-Tracy race | No change in local results after provisional ballots counted | Ballots studied in tight House race

Texas: McLennan commissioners cut voting sites by a third | Commissioners change November polling locations, availability | DA: No evidence of voter fraud in forensic audit | Hart InterCivic presents possibilities of new election equipment system

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas elections board refers issue of deputy supervisor's job to joint board

Virginia: Lynchburg city council makes first voting change since Supreme Court decision | Follow-up on SBE notice to voters it thought left Virginia | McCollum asks for probe of alleged voting irregularities | Polling precinct to move for about 1,900 Lynchburg voters

Wisconsin: Checking and rechecking is part of election night for clerks| Primary election ballots cause confusion among some voters | Low Wisconsin primary turnout in Afghanistan | Report: Primary absentee voting appears to be nearly non-existent | Poll workers make it count on election day

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

August 12, 2014

National News: Rock The Vote bands target voter ID

Alabama: 'Grave concerns' in the Smoot-Brown election, according to lawyer for voter who contested outcome

Arizona: Prescott council to take on costs and timing of elections

Arkansas: ACLU others argue voter ID law unconstitutional

California: Millennials avoid polls due to lack of solid voter information | SOS office planning big tech projects | Bill to strengthen California voting rights act approved by state assembly

Connecticut: Registrar battle gives Democrats role in race

Florida: Some Orange Co. voters issued 2 voter IDs | Early voting gets smooth start in Palm Beach Co. | Legislature approves redrawn voting map | People voting twice in Duval Co.

Hawaii: Elections office announces plans for Puna voting on Friday | Storm victims likely to decide Senate race | Walk-in voting to be held Friday for two Big Island precincts | Special election to be held Friday | Absentee voting up 12 percent in Hawaii

Illinois: Noble gets new voter-registration ID cards

Indiana: Secretary of state, county officials clean up voter rolls | Nearly 700K Hoosiers inactive, but still registered

Iowa: SOS candidate wants office depoliticized

Kansas: Three Reno Co. ballots nixed over proof-of-citizenship

Minnesota: Cass to set up satellite office for voter registration | City to deploy sergeants-at-arms to the polls | No-excuse absentee voting slow to take on

Mississippi: Pascagoula extending hour for voter registration

New Mexico: Preserve election process in emergencies

North Carolina: Voting law ruling: Still no ID till 2016 | Critics to continue fighting against voting law

North Dakota: Foster Co. officials settle on voting discrepancy explanation

Ohio: Federal judge hears arguments in early voting suit | Attorneys dispute impact of Ohio voting laws

Tennessee: Provisional ballots examined in too-close-to-call race

Texas: Judge denies attorney fees in voter ID suit | Wichita Co. considers new voting system | Lawmakers didn't target minority voters, court told | McLennan Co. commissioners consider vote centers | Mobile voting center coming to Potter Co. | Galveston Co. voters without registration cards due to redistricting

Virginia: State election officials taking steps to correct erroneous voter mailing | As Cantor steps down, elections officials worry about voter confusion

Wisconsin: Voter ID not required at polls | State gears up for primary elections

Monday, 11 August 2014

August 9-11, 2014

Note: Due to travel schedules, electionlineToday will be posted on an odd schedule on Tuesday, August 12. We will get all the news posted as soon as possible, but cannot say when during the day. We apologize sincerely for this, especially considering it's a primary day in some states.

Alaska: Early voting underway

Arizona: Pima Co. polling locations to use iPads on primary | Pima Co. to conduct two pilot projects at 25 polling places | State bill ideas include all-mail elections | Ballot box set up in San Luis for voter convenience

California: Proposal could create more voting districts anchored by minorities

Connecticut: New measures designed to improve voter turnout | Democrats square off in primary for registrar | Registrar clarifies polling locations in Norwalk | Online tools available to find polling places

Florida: Retooled early voting begins Monday | Elections supervisor tells what's new this time around | Manatee Co. voting equipment tested | Primary election will bring changes to Manatee voters | One on One with Mark Anderson | Early voting site being relocated | Term-limits group asks to join suit against supervisor of elections | Voters concerned about Manatee Co. polling location cutbacks

Hawaii: Kahala voters deal with machine paper jam | Few problems reported at polling places statewide | Storm threats push more to the polls early | Hawaii's primary turnout likely near all-time low | State to release primary results ahead of 2 polling places | Tropical Storm Iselle to affect polling places | With storm gone, it's safe to vote Saturday| Primary election postponed for two polling places | Poll sites open on time for primary | Hawaii election officials scramble to set up polling locations | Closed polling places create confusion in Puna | Storm cuts into voting on Big Island | 4,500 election volunteers man election process | Voters cast ballots early; some run into polling problems

Indiana: Man who lost sheriff bid seeks voter fraud probe

Kansas: Three Topeka seniors turned away over voter ID confusion

Kentucky: Proposed legislation would restore felons' voting rights

Maryland: Town considers charter revision regarding elections | Election reform bill to be introduced

Michigan: Four election ties broken by drawing lots | New absentee ballot procedures a factor in late results

Minnesota: Secretary of state announces canvassing board members | Big Fish Lake residents voting on district creation

Missouri: Clerk's office begins preparation of electronic polling book

New York: Fight to keep old voting machines from sticking around

North Carolina: Judge backs new limits on North Carolina voting | Port City reacts to new voting rules | BOE split on voting sites

Ohio: Judge to hear arguments in early voting case

Rhode Island: SOS candidate backs voter ID

South Carolina: Absentee voting irregularity demonstrates potential for voter fraud

Tennessee: Election commission tallies votes in spite of glitches | Election saw 9 percent boost in turnout | Roane Co. recounts votes | Election night mishap changes race outcome in Roane Co. | Largest turnout since 2002

Texas: Students challenge Texas voter ID law

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections finishes counting walk-in ballots

Virginia: As VRA marks anniversary, Virginia localities face less federal scrutiny | Sunday Q&A: Edgardo Cortes

Wisconsin: Voter ID ruling creating confusion for primary | Schools don't overdo it on election security

Friday, 08 August 2014

August 8, 2014

Arizona: Candidate, Peoria council at odds on ballot solution | County: Don't hand over your ballot to strangers | Peoria choses options to fix election ballot fiasco | Ballot envelopes might be sticky

California: Santa Barbara election lawsuit likely to turn into a numbers game | All-mail elections welcomed | Lawmakers consider automatic recounts

Connecticut: Candidate's mistake on mailing leads to concerns

Florida: Manatee Col candidate alleges election fraud by rival | Clerical error leaves ballot incomplete

Hawaii: Council candidate accused of voter fraud | Hawaii island walk-in voting ends early | Primary still a go  

Illinois: Committee backs moving ISU precincts | Grace-period voter registration to continue through election | Cook Co. voters can apply online for mail ballots

Massachusetts: Chicoppe polling place moved

Michigan: Judge finds no voter fraud, permits counting of Dearborn Heights absentee ballots

Minnesota: More than 26K absentee ballots distributed for primary

Missouri: Voter turnout slightly higher than 2010

Montana: Speaker: Compulsory voting boosts turnout, but not likely in U.S.

New Jersey: Cape May not footing entire bill for special election

New Mexico: Duran's office complying with Motor Voter

New York: Flooding threatens Broome Co.'s election storage facility

North Carolina: BOE to try again on early voting

Ohio: Ross Co. elections chief set to retire

South Carolina: Beaufort woman tests election system

Tennessee: User error blamed for voting machine removal from Washington Co. polling place | Johnson City couple works every election for the past six years | Voting slow but steady at precincts on election day | Wilson polls report stead stream of voters, few problems | Problems at the polls | Why does Tennessee have Thursday primaries? | Robertson voters head to the polls | Families coming to polls as routine election underway | Zelenick upset over Farley's presence at election commission | Complex ballot keeps Williamson Co. office buzzing | 24 still in line to vote in Hendersonville | Poll worker: Election day slower than we thought it would be

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix Elections Board recommends changes to early voting bill

Virginia: Registrars plan to replace voting equipment before it fails | Opinions differ on changes to voter ID law

Washington: Election observer with gun spurs open-carry debate

Thursday, 07 August 2014

August 7, 2014

National News: Minority voters still face hurdles in Georgia, South | Voting advocates: Fall elections will lack protections for many

Alabama: Group decries erosion of voting rights | Probate judge: Smoot's criticism of vote count is 'an affront' to the election process

Arizona: Voting groups: Arizona is failing low-income residents | Voters will have three ways to vote this election | Peoria ballot mistake repeated by county elections | Oops! Wrong Peoria council ballot re-mailed

Colorado: Nov. 4 ballots to arrive by mail | Voters can track their ballots this year

Connecticut: Deadline day for election workers

Florida: New poll tool will track voter turnout in Orange Co. | Accessible transportation available to early voting sites | County elections case back in court | Judge OKs warning signs of county race's move to November

Georgia: Amason requests expedited hearing for absentee ballot

Guam: GEC says voter registration is 'dismal'

Hawaii: Shelters open, government agencies close | Keep safe and cast ballots early, party officials say | Hawaii preps for two hurricanes | Hurricanes bear down on Hawaii ahead of Saturday primary

Kansas: Voter turnout under 16 percent in Lyon Co | Kansas primary election tests dual voting system | Election workers dedicated to service | Clerical errors force Sen. McGinn's husband, son to cast provisional ballots | Douglas Co. clerk prepares for election canvas

Maryland: Rockville awaits suggestions on voter involvement

Michigan: Technical difficulties stall Allegan Co. primary election totals | Redford sees 17 percent voter turnout in primary | Voter turnout varies in Northern Michigan counties | Judge finds no voter fraud, permits counting of Dearborn Heights absentee ballots | Results delayed in Saugatuck Twp., poll worker asked to leave

Minnesota: New law on absentee voting tested this year

Mississippi: McDaniel says Madison votes must be tossed | McDaniel vote challenge heads to court

Missouri: Taney Co. clerk resolves data problems | Voter turnout below expectations | High turnout, minimal problems for Tuesday's primary | Voter turnout at 25 percent in primary | Neeley: No recount required

New Mexico: Toulouse Oliver hopes to begin online voter registration

New York: County loses bid to change voting rights expert

North Carolina: Early voting plan unpopular

Ohio: Council backs Jackson's voting proposal

Oregon: Voters get a chance to ditch partisan primaries

Pennsylvania: Election worker class action against city dismissed

Tennessee: Security measures tight for election night vote counting | Voting today at precincts across MoCo | Polls open under eyes of federal monitors | DOJ maps election day presence

Texas: Voter fraud hearings begin | County appoints election judges; OKs change of voting locations | ADA requirements could cause polling place problems

Virginia: SBE will not allow IDs expired more than 12 months | Roanoke leads state with voter photo ID card applications | Some Smyth Co. voters receive erroneous letters

Wisconsin: Voter ID unlikely to be reinstated by Tuesday | Milwaukee officials report brisk early voting |

Wyoming: SOS candidate settles lawsuit with state

Wednesday, 06 August 2014

August 6, 2014

National News: A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation finds 31 credible incidents out of one billion ballots cast | Senior DOD voting official offers absentee voting tips

Arizona: Elections board mistake with candidate will cost taxpayers $15K | Secretary of state race shadowed by dark money | Candidate left off 8500 ballots wants 'better fix' to mistake | Candidate's death creates dilemma for election officials

California: Bill to allow county to pilot all vote-by-mail to governor

Florida: Voting machines tested in Gadsden Co. | Confusion over elections | Supervisor says special elections are possible this year for redrawn districts | County forcefully rejects elections supervisor's claims | Galvano confident redistricting can be done in about 1 week | Two new early voting locations added for Leon Co. | Redistricting to cost taxpayers nearly $70K a day

Guam: GEC receives new voting tabulators

Hawaii: Hawaii's party chairs issue joint call for early voting to be safe | In face of storms and a request to delay, primary election still on

Indiana: Appellate court vacates 9 of 10 counts against election official

Kansas: Voters show up at wrong sites, prompting notification mailing | Election workers say 'poll pads' simplify process | Kobach rolls to victory in primary| Some Kansas City voters running into problems at polling places | Polling location changes confuse Sedgwick voters

Maryland: Online voting battle pits the blind vs. the blind

Michigan: Voting tabulator breaks down in Delhi Township | Clerks busy after polls closed | Electronic poll books gain popularity | Johnson says moving primary elections to spring worth a look | Technology moves elections forward | Judge to hear allegations of voter fraud in Dearborn Heights | Judge halts counting of absentee ballots in Dearborn Heights | Some polling places see changes as Flint works to comply with disability standards | Polls close on Michigan primary's rainy day | Thunderstorms keep voters from polls during primary elections

Mississippi: Breaking down the McDaniel challenge

Missouri: Taney Co. clerk having data problems | Voting machines that malfunctioned are up and running | Changes to counting ballots | Early voting initiative petition falls short of needed signatures | Chrismer defeats York in GOP election director primary | Elections director says iPads will make for smoother check-in during voting | Election official: 'Unusual' number of people voting Republican in North Co. | Poll workers working hard to make sure people vote

Montana: Montana dodges voting-rights lawsuit | Connors named Missoula Co. elections administrator

New Jersey: Clerk warns residents of voter registration scam

New Mexico: Group plans voter registration drive in anticipation of minimum wage vote | Secretary of state race starting to heat up

New York: Court orders access to Troy council election ballots

North Dakota: Election ballot count off by 300 after Foster Co. recounts votes

Ohio: Special elections cost more, attract few voters

Pennsylvania: Taylor councilman turns self in over allegations of voter fraud

South Carolina: Beaufort Co. resident complains of voting irregularities

Tennessee: Democrats continue to talk election problems | DOJ to send monitors to Shelby Co. | Election day coincides with start of city's school year

U.S. Virgin Islands: Test data causes glitch in early vote counts

Virginia: Va. AG warns voter ID definition may be unconstitutional

Washington: Hopes for 34 percent voter turnout in Yakima Co. primary election | Kitsap Co. elections manager also a candidate

Wisconsin: Van Hollen asks appeals court to lift voter ID injunction | GAB releases list of 'things voters need to know' | Polling place moves for August primary