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2015

Thursday, 21 May 2015

May 21, 2015

National News: Bin Laden had book on voting machine vulnerabilities

Alabama; Woman sentenced to jail for voter fraud

Arizona: Supervisors weigh how to fund vital election equipment | County spends $1.1M on voting system

California: Feds probing alleged voting rights violations involving disabled Californians

Florida: Clinton wants ex-felons to vote, what that means for Florida

Illinois: You'll be able to register the day you vote, but it won't be cheap

Kansas: House tentatively votes to give SoS prosecutorial power

Kentucky: Grimes prepared for recanvass in close election | Date set for recanvass | Turnout for primary higher than expected

Michigan: Flint clerk offers apology for election chaos

Mississippi: Council overrides Bland's veto of polling changes

Missouri: Student election workers receive scholarships

New York: Machine ballots impounded in Hempstead school vote | Prosecutors: Failed candidate faked ballots

North Carolina: NAACP chapters prep public for voter ID hearing in Sylva

Ohio: Republican appointed director of Butler Co. BOE | Mahoning Co. votes to reduce precincts | Flores to observe ballot count

Oklahoma: Students pushing state government to make voting easier

Pennsylvania: Unofficially, Davis 13-vote winner over Ciervo | Councilman down by 7 votes to wait on official tally before conceding | Cookies, voting machine issues among election day missteps | High number of write-ins slow vote count | School children learn the importance of voting | Some Lehigh Co. given wrong ballots in primary | Polling place shut down Tuesday for safety drill

South Carolina: BOE bites back on budget, salaries

Texas: County to consider election administrator post

Virginia: MOU between Charlottesville electoral board, city manager on registrar's office signed | DOJ cites ADA issues at 21 Augusta Co. polling places

Washington: Dozens rally in Yakima in support of state Voting Rights Act | Wyman talks about presidential primary

West Virginia: GOP rising star signals interest in 2016 secretary of state run

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

May 20, 2015

National News: Rand welcomes Hillary to the felon voting rights cause

Arizona: Supes weigh how to pay for vital election equipment

Arkansas: New voting machines for election in September?

Colorado: Rich Coolidge: From SOS to EIS

Florida: Reaction to 2015 election voter turnout | Duval Co. elections chief worries threats of storms could deter turnout

Illinois: Biss pushes for automatic voter registration | Lawmakers considering automatic voter registration bill

Indiana: Recounts filed in East Chicago, Hobart

Kentucky: Election fraud hotline fields 16 calls during primary voting | Few disputes, slightly more voters than expected | Alison Lundergan Grimes take Democratic nomination for SoS | Kentucky BOE sues software company, county clerks over absentee ballots | County extends absentee ballot deadline | Comer calls for recanvass in GOP primary | A recanvass isn't the same as a recount

Massachusetts: Brewster officials ask: Who left teeth in voting booth?

Michigan: August ballots sent to printer without Flint's as election-fix bill passes Senate | Senate OKs extension for deadline for Flint election

Nevada: Presidential primary bill gets little love in Assembly | Election officials oppose proposal to dump caucus system  

New York: Lewisboro Elem. no longer polling location

North Carolina: Forsyth GOP nominates 2 for BOE

Oregon: U.S. lawmakers from Oregon decry mail processing center closures

Pennsylvania: Turnout reported low; few poll problems | Campaigns trade claims of voter fraud | Who you gonna call for issues at the polling place? | From around the polls in York and Adams counties | Scenes from the polls | Programming error affects voting | Voting problems in Centre Co. | Election fraud task force keeps eye on polls | Primary turnout low | Westmoreland Co. election bureau to probe mailings | Heated discussion causes ruckus at polling station | Voter turnout surprises poll officials | Election problems minimal so far in Crawford Co. | Few poll problems, light turnout | Philly's unusual polling places |East Pennsboro threat affects polling places

South Carolina: Richland Co. councilman: Current voting system isn't transparent

Texas: County elections officials float idea of voting centers | Young removed as elections administrator | Port Arthur voter claims his vote was denied

Virginia: Report finds violations at majority of Augusta Co. polling places

Wisconsin: Voter ID education seeks to avoid disenfranchisement | Bill aims to get more Wisconsin young people to the polls  

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

May 19, 2015

National News: Cheap and fast, OVR catches on

Arizona: Election system impresses county officials

California: Sonoma Co. officials seek early return of mail-in ballots

Connecticut: Canton considers moving polls to high school

Florida: Pasco Co. elections officials seeking updated signatures | Latimer says latest accolade set his office as an elections standard | Early, absentee voters will be half of Jacksonville turnout | Florida advances OVR

Hawaii: Election commission retains embattled election chief

Illinois: First meeting of new countywide election commission

Indiana: Election results certified with split vote; poll book debate rages on

Kentucky: New electioneering rule in place for Tuesday's primary

Louisiana: The Investigators: Jobs for live at the ROV

Missouri: Felony charges filed in fraud case involving early-voting initiative | Four charged with forging thousands of signatures

Nebraska: Mail-in vote credited for high turnout | Special Report: The cost of democracy

New Jersey: Hanlon confirmed at Monmouth Co. clerk | County clerk to host first mobile clerk's office at Mahwah senior center

Ohio: Elections commission requests $50K to make payroll

Pennsylvania: Voting machine working? Here's the guy to thank | Voting machine refresher| Philly election officials charged with voter fraud | Few Centre Co. ballots to see contested races | Philly DA to charge four election officials with fraud | Dept. of state unveils returns website | Mercer Co. preps for Pa. primary elections | Two changes to polling places | Montour Co. election expenses: What did they spend?

Texas: Two losing Dallas candidates file challenge, allege vote was rigged | Potter applies to use voting centers plan

Monday, 18 May 2015

May 16-18, 2015

Arizona: County officials prepare for extra election costs

California: Voter bill of rights legislation clears Senate | Supervisor says vote-by-mail postage similar to poll tax

Florida: Gov. grudgingly OKs OVR | Scott with 'some hesitation' signs OVR law | Even Scott's critics praise him for signing voter registration bill | Hillsborough SOE is first in state to receive Governor's Sterling Award | Election officials question Detzner's credibility after Scott's action

Hawaii: Low voter turnout not unique to islands | Elections meeting held via videoconference

Illinois: Will Co. clerk wants to delay foreign language ballots | Counties look to Schock for election costs

Indiana: Provisional ballot rejected in tied race | Three candidates remain on short end of official results | Porter Co. primary results certified despite problems | South Bend teen, registered to vote, turned away from polls | New Porter Co. pollbooks fail to acknowledge hundreds of voters | TH vote totals official with only one ballot change | Runner-up wants new election

Massachusetts: The 'cookie lady' votes

Maryland: Bill to restore ex-felon voting rights awaits Hogan's signature

Minnesota: Push to restore ex-felon voting rights on hold until next year

Missouri: Another change in store for voters | Mid-Missouri man to appear in court for voter fraud

Nebraska: Citing voter concerns over mail-in ballots, lawmaker calls for 'secrecy sleeve'

New Hampshire: NH Supreme Court strikes down voter resident law

New Jersey: Passaic Co. elections official wins first round of freeholders' lawsuit

North Carolina: Reports question NC's voting rights efforts

Pennsylvania: County names voting machine inspectors | County agrees to cover signs at judge's office while polls are open | Several precincts have been consolidated | Primary polls ready for voters | County won't remove Bridy from election board

Tennessee: Wilson Co. SEEK students visit election commission | State embroiled in felon voting rights' case | Jefferson Co. woman charged with election law violation

Texas: County use new, loaner voting equipment in 2016 | Officials: Vote centers a success

Vermont: Condos thanks Legislature for passage of election day registration

Friday, 15 May 2015

May 15, 2015

National News: Democrats playing hardball on voting laws ahead of 2016

Arizona: You have mail...but did you get a ballot?

California: Every ballot counted, except these 800 | Bipartisan election efficiency measure passes Assembly elections committee | Goodbye April elections

Connecticut: Registrars deadlock on polling sites; RTM to decide

Florida: Judge allow Eatonville election lawsuit to continue

Georgia: Hull man pleads guilty in voter fraud case

Kentucky: Election day do's and don'ts | Election fraud hotline to be open Tuesday

Michigan: Bill changing Flint's election deadline clears committee

Missouri: Springfield acting city clerk moves up

Montana: Secretary McCulloch expands civic outreach

Nebraska: County no stranger to trend in elections

New Hampshire: NH considers limiting same-day voter registration | High court to rule on contested voter registration language

New York: North Country students learn 60's voting rights history lesson

North Carolina: State, Dare fall short in complying with federal registration law | McFadyen files suit seeking elections job back

Ohio: Local officials support online voter registration | Purchase of ballot scanners approved | Ten additional provisional ballots counted

Oregon: Deschutes Co. preps for election day

Pennsylvania: Glitch means Tarentum Dem candidates will need write-ins  

Tennessee: Election commission considers emergency preparedness

Texas: Potter Co. hosts voting meeting

Virginia: Botetourt Co. electoral board may replace embattled registrar

West Virginia: Election law changes effective in June

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

May 13, 2015

Alabama: NAACP holding voting rights rally in Shelby Co. June 19-21

Arizona: Recorder's bill for elections surprises fire, school chief

Florida: Volusia voting machine vendors demonstrate wares to public | Study: Most states spend $250K on OVR | Governor has short time to decide fate of OVR | Sweetwater is home to several centenarian voters| Study: States did OVR for less than $250K

Georgia: Voters 'living' at UPS store to get letters from Athens-Clarke elections officials

Illinois: Challenged absentee votes may lead to civil rights investigation

Indiana: Election board clarifies ballot numbers confusion

Kentucky: Grimes faces little-known challenger in primary

Louisiana: Legislation to revamp 'life-time' appointment of registrar of voters shelved | Registrar revamp shelved | West Monroe working on early voting

Massachusetts: Quiet elections wrap up this spring | After 7-year hiatus, Marblehead Old Town House hosts voters once more

Minnesota: Election bill turns partisan as lawmakers look to wrap up session

Mississippi: Meridian's mayor speaks on voting changes | Metro voters and electronic polling books

Missouri: Budget clears way for voter ID

Montana: Mailers broke law

New Jersey: After fraud nixes election results, Perth Amboy voters pick the same candidate | North Bergen poll workers, voters say they're scared | Fights break out in West New York polling places | Moorestown polling places change after schools drop out

North Carolina: Thousands of ballots not counted under new voting law, watchdog group says | Carter replaces Campbell on election files

Ohio: Voting system challenged in suit | BOE to complete primary reviews

Oregon: Marion Co. test ballot-counting equipment

Pennsylvania: Wolf pick for SoS gets neutral vote | Polling location changes | Upper Dublin polling places changed for some voters

South Carolina: Agency hopes to replace SC voting machines by 2017

Tennessee: Election primary planning underway

Texas: Elections rolled into one for counting

Vermont: Same-day voter registration passes House

Washington: Major outage affecting state and local election offices

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

May 12, 2015

Alabama: Two Shelby Co. polling locations to get new sites starting with 2016 primary

Florida: Scott's silence on OVR alarms officials | Scott to decide on OVR | Changes in early voting trend | Judge denies injunction for recall ballot

Guam: Election commission seeks $431K to pay bills and fund election

Indiana: Candidates won't seek recount

Kentucky: More than 5,100 have voted absentee ahead of May 19 primary

Maryland: Bill to restore ex-offender voting rights on Hogan's desk | Ex-felons rally for voting bill

Massachusetts: Somerset polling changes draw praise on election day

Minnesota: Senate passes elections bill, would allow early voting, restore ex-felon voting rights | Senate fills in bubble for early voting, House not on board | Election bill turns partisan as Minn. lawmakers look to wrap up session

Mississippi: Johnson: Current address important when voting | Biloxi getting ready for historic mayoral election | Mayor's voting precinct veto still in question

Missouri: Adair Co. looks into new voting equipment

New Hampshire: Bill would set new residency requirements for NH voters | Bullying by national group has Swanzey mulling whether to move polling place from church | Voting and religion collide in Swanzey

New Jersey: Tuesday is election day again after voter fraud ruling

New York: Dismal turnout for dull election in Hudson

North Carolina: NAACP requests NC voter information | Paper trail indicates DHHS aware of voting issue despite response | NAACP seeks answers, records in voter data reports

Ohio: Voters in Canaan Twp. preview new express poll books | Suit challenges Ohio's voting system | GOP push new voter ID bill | Federal lawsuit filed against Ohio's voting system | Dems sue Ohio, Husted, others over voting laws | Husted responds to federal lawsuit | County defends election practices| Kids learn election process in children's voting program

Pennsylvania: Cortes' return as head of Pa. State Dept. gets hearing

Rhode Island: House OKs 3 bills to reform mail ballot process

South Carolina: Alleged poll violations: Jasper voters hope for resolution

Tennessee: Officials approve provisional ballots

Texas: Senators answer court questions on voter ID law | Voting locations in Potter Co. could be changing | Provisional ballots, recounts could turn 2 races as candidates mull June run offs

Washington: King Co. elections director will not seek re-election

Monday, 11 May 2015

May 9-11, 2015

Arizona: Tucson: 17 ways election change could cause chaos

Florida: Charges against Weeks drift into murky terrain

Georgia: Office of AG investigating voting complaint

Illinois: Vendor suing DuPage's election commission

Kentucky: Election precinct workers learn the ropes | Local option elections costly to counties | Clerk reminds voters of ID requirement | Faulkner: New electioneering rule shouldn't be a problem locally

Maryland: Council member must be appointed again following error

Michigan: Flint ballot box mix-up spurs 'Giggles the Pig' write-in effort | Aging, health issues of Riverview election workers increase demand for new people

Mississippi: Reaction mixed to precinct changes

Missouri: Senate majority leader plans voter ID vote

New Hampshire: About 700 voters haven't confirmed ID from 2014 state polls

North Carolina: Coalition: NC health agency violating part of voter law | Suit threatened over voting access; DHHS, elections board say they'll investigate

Ohio: Wayne commissioners support OVR | Husted rallies support for OVR | Integrity of election questioned

Rhode Island: House OKs bill to reform mail ballot process during elections

Texas: 'Everything seems to be going fine' at the polling stations | Steady voter turnout on Election Day | Vote centers mean tallies will be released at once | 19 vote centers set for election | Woman with disabilities frustrated by polling location | Ballot box tampered with at service center | Dallas polls see a quiet Election Day | Irving Muslims join voter rolls in record numbers

Virginia: Registrar, electoral board at odds in Botetourt Co.

Washington: Bill intended to help minorities in elections | Seattle Votes--new campaign hopes to inform and engage immigrant voters | Alorton trustee and Cahokia man charged with voter fraud

West Virginia: Update on voting impacting by power outages in Charleston

Wyoming: Election director named to national board

Friday, 08 May 2015

May 8, 2015

Entertainment News: Election day becomes political drama in 'The Vote'

Colorado: Officials likely to decide tonight on runoff vote

Connecticut: Griswold District 2 polling place changed for Tuesday

District of Columbia: Race for Ward 8 seat narrows to 80 votes

Florida: Renewing same election building to cost county $80K

Illinois: Rock Co. starts process to appoint a new county clerk

Indiana: Davis wants a recount in 2nd Ward race

Iowa: New law helps abuse victims keep their address hidden

Kentucky: Online services available to voters for primary | SBOE works to prevent voter intimidation | Board announces new rules for election day

Louisiana: East Baton Rouge registrar to retire at end of May

Massachusetts: North Attleboro selectmen decide against special election

New Jersey: Applying for NJ driver's license should also register you to vote: Lawmaker | Relief denied in North Bergen voter fraud case

North Carolina: Watchdog group says new election law denying voters | Report: Data reveal voter registration irregularities in North Carolina | Redistricting rematch set for August

Pennsylvania: Voting machines tested for upcoming primary | Erie Co. election office tests ballot software

South Dakota: Judge refuses to dismiss case against Jackson Co.

Tennessee: Baxter demands recount of votes in Jackson mayoral race

Texas: House Republicans open another front in voter ID fight| Vote center locations for Saturday election | Elections administrator declines comments on improvement

Virginia: Sneak peak: New voting machines in Va. Beach

Washington: State Voting Rights Act gets an airing

Wisconsin: Longtime Janesville city clerk leaving