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2015

Thursday, 07 May 2015

May 7, 2015

Alabama: Montgomery sought for electronic ballot program

California: Palmdale officials settle lawsuit, agree to voting by district

Florida: Former Flagler Co. supervisor of elections charged with making secret tapes | Miami Springs election hearing after judge recuses herself | PBC elections office expected to renew lease on Riviera Beach center

Georgia: Fulton board approves election settlement| Culbertson retires, Flack resigns BOE

Indiana: Where are the voters? | Porter Co. vote count delayed until 11 p.m. | Too soon to know if candidates want a recount | Record low turnout in Fort Wayne | Opinions mixed on Porter Co.'s new e-poll books | Voters turned away?

Kentucky: Beshear bans campaigning 100 feed from polling places

New Jersey: Moorestown removes polls from schools

New York: City BOE expected to again see budget bump

North Carolina: State to take comments on voter ID regs

North Dakota: In Cass Co., election officials now know more about voters

Ohio: Lucas Co. election results lagged region | Election turnout very low | North Ridgeville election tie won't be resolved until May 21

Pennsylvania: City council president delays purchase of new voting machines | County, Piazza ordered to provide update on talks

Tennessee: Sullivan Co. early voting, new locations

Texas: Officials fine tune vote centers system Saturday | Work continues on future home of elections office | Early voting up 65 percent in Tarrant Co. | Brazoria Co. debuts vote centers in upcoming primary

Utah: Dems can't afford their own online presidential primary

Virginia: County faces voting machine expense | Richmond elections chief reappointed to new term | $25,515 for election expenses

Washington: Yakima watching closely as SCOTUS considers Texas voting rights case

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

May 6, 2015

Alabama: Registering to vote has never been easier in Alabama | Montgomery to be testing ground for new technology at polls

California: Automatic voter registration bill backed by Los Angeles Co. supervisors | Saugus district becomes latest to move to voting areas

Connecticut: Ridgefield Twp. polling location moves

Florida: Detzner says he hasn't advised Scott on OVR | OVR may be allowed

Georgia: Precincts cut from 9 to 3 proposed | Hancock employees allegedly fired unfairly

Illinois: VOTEC Corp. files suit vs. DuPage Co. election commission

IndianaFloyd Co. voting goes more smoothly | Voter turnout less than 4 percent | Primary for at-large council seat ends in a tie | Turnout low and slow in Goshen | No problem with Floyd Co. voting machines | Smooth sailing for Floyd Co. after last fall's mishaps | Voter turnout fails to reach 20 percent | Allen Co. welcomes student poll workers for the first time | Porter Co. reporting new equipment causing problems | Early poll book problems widespread in Porter Co.| Voting equipment causes problem for northern Indiana Co. | Poll workers provide important yet often overlooked service to voters | Three Marion Co. polling places did not open on time | Low turnout makes for long day for election workers | Tale of two poll workers | Votes cast at Benjamin Harrison house for first time

Kansas: Kobach slow to file papers in SoS office

Kentucky: Kentucky prohibits electioneering within 100 feed of polls after court strikes down 300-foot ban

Maine: Dems block bill to require voters to show photo ID

Maryland: Polling places change for Gaithersburg city elections

Massachusetts: Marion voter registrar, assistant registrar retire in tandem

Michigan: Some voters in Berrien Co. rely on generators after outages | No waiting in line at Lansing-area polling places

Mississippi: Meridian's mayor on voting precinct changes

Missouri: Clerk: County needs new voting equipment

New Jersey: NJ AG's Office: NB voter fraud suit has no evidence we need to oversee election

New Mexico: US court dismisses appeal of Sandoval Co. election order

North Carolina: Winston Salem will be site of public hearing on voter ID rules

North Dakota: Morfeld says Gale ignoring an election law

Ohio: Election workers say voting 'quiet' | Threat delays classes and voting | Voter turnout mixed in Lucas Co. | Electronic polling expedites check-in process at polls

Pennsylvania: $22M for Philly voting machines gets thumbs down | 2 Pottstown polling places change

South Dakota: Court says Sioux voting rights suit will proceed

Tennessee: Donna Barrett begins new term on state election commission

Texas: Local elections office to carry out laundry list of improvements | Polling consolidated to 32 sites | Plan of action released for Webb Co. elections administrator

Utah: Davis cities divided over vote-by-mail

West Virginia: 93-year-old makes it to voter hall of fame in Moundsville

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

May 5, 2015

National News: Dems push for same-day voter registration

Alaska: Early voting breaks record | Big early vote as campaign concludes Tuesday

California: Former SoS Peterson named interim dean of Pepperdine's School of Public Policy

District of Columbia: Ward 8 vote count continues

Florida: Orlando moving up 2016 elections to November 2015

Georgia: SoS's office continues to investigate New Georgia Project | SoS talks about improvements to GA Votes app

Indiana: Election board, poll workers help those with disabilities | Elections chief prepared for 25% turnout | Clerk-treasurer please with response to voting change | Elkhart voters needing ride to polls have 2 options | Clerk will seek approval to upgrade voting system | 'It's a privilege' | Benjamin Harrison presidential site certified as voting site

Kansas: House panel advances prosecutor power for Kobach | Bill authorizing Kobach to prosecute election crimes reapproved by House panel | Challenger loses lawsuit over Columbus city council seat vote

Michigan: Flint mayoral election to be all write-in candidates without court ruling

Minnesota: No charges after election investigation

Mississippi: E-poll books spark controversy

New Hampshire: Bill would require 30-day residency to vote

New Jersey: Candidate alleges rampant voter fraud in North Bergen

New Mexico: Long lines could be the theme in Tuesday's election

New York: School is in session during election on Tuesday

North Carolina: Wake Co. elections chief steps down | Elections board hires new assistant director

North Dakota: Young voters missed last week's special election

Ohio: Elections board solidified | 'E-poling' coming to Hamilton Co.

Pennsylvania: New voting machines might not make it past Philly city council vote | Lebanon LWV shutting down

Tennessee: Davis named elections administrator | Officials prepare as election day approaches

Texas: Rep.: Harris Co. officials derail online voter reg

U.S. Virgin Islands: BOE seeks public input on election reform

Monday, 04 May 2015

May 2-4, 2015

Alabama: Divisive absentee voter legislation set to come before House

Alaska: Borough assembly members propose mail-in ballots for borough elections

Arizona: County plans overhaul of elections system

Arkansas: Voting machine bids given new deadline

Colorado: Colorado's bid for presidential primary comes with $1.7M price tag | Boulder Co. seeks suggestions for 2016 vote center sites

Connecticut: Norwalk registrar signs up seniors to vote on Election Day

Florida: Duval co. to host early voting at 18 different sites | Royal Palm to consider changing its municipal election date

Indiana: Prof: Voters tend to avoid spring primaries | Low turnout as usual expected for primary | Vote centers debut in Bartholomew Co. | Lower than expected turnout, vote centers bring down costs | Tippecanoe Co. seeing low voter turnout

Kansas: Paltry youth voter turnout in KC raises concerns

Louisiana: Low interest, little publicity contribute to low voter turnout in Orleans Parish

Missouri: Losing Kinloch mayor has asked court to order a new election | Kinloch mayor accused of vote-buying by opponent she beat

Nevada: County bought warehouse for $11.8M, problems and all

New Jersey: Bilingual poll workers needed

New York: Ahead of NYC special elections, turnout at issue

North Carolina: Election workers stay busy year-round | Proposed regulations on voter ID in 2016 in NC released | Proposed voter ID rules released | Public can comment on proposed 2016 voter ID regulations

Ohio: Elections board to see busy Tuesday | Portage Co. BOE moves polling place because of access issue | New technology speeds up Mahoning Co. vote counting | Automatic voter registration proposed in Ohio | Rides offered in Youngstown for early voting

Rhode Island: Bake sale legislation approved

Tennessee: Judge allows election contest to proceed

Texas: There's an election in Dallas this week--someone tell the voters | Harris Co. officials kill bill to allow OVR | McAllen voters not allowed to cast ballots for city elections at mobile sites| Smith Co. asking voters to help clean registration rolls | HB 733 would make voting more accessible to UT students | Aransas Co. seeks vote centers

Virginia: Officials to consider precinct boundary changes

Wisconsin: City officials plan to relocate polling site after school lockdown

Friday, 01 May 2015

Thursday, 30 April 2015

April 30, 2015

Arkansas: Voting equipment OK'd for state bid

California: Motor voter bill speeds forward | Saugus district hit with voting rights lawsuit

District of Columbia: A nail-biter in DC's Ward 8 could take a week to resolve

Florida: Online voter registration OK'd, sent to a wary Gov. Scott | Online voter registration bill heads to governor | Wellington moves its Election Day for 2016

Illinois: Pike Co. board wants Schock to pay for special election  

Indiana: Porter Co. council rejects new poll books on eve of primary | Voters to use electronic poll books Tuesday

Iowa: Ted Cruz taps for Iowa SoS for campaign

Maine: Voter ID bill clears Senate by 1 vote | Photo ID measure wins first round in Senate

Michigan: Local clerks say turnout could be low for May 5 election

Missouri: Expanded voting rights, registrations for military voters sent to governor

Nevada: Voter signature verification bill draws some critics

Ohio: Holmes Co. looks to replace aging voting machines | Lorain Co. voters will sign in e-books for May 5 primary | Photo voter ID bill again pushed by lawmakers | Republicans push for photo ID voting requirements again | Group begins effort to put redistricting on 2016 ballot | Voters re-routed for election

Oregon: For some small districts, no candidates

Pennsylvania: County ballots to include candidates' hometowns | Red Lion polling place changed

Washington: Fed, state legal questions delay Pasco redistricting | King Co. elections lauds passage of House Bill 1919

Wisconsin: Cleveland election results draw court challenge

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

April 29, 2015

National News: Paramount giving 'Selma' DVDs to every U.S. high school

Alaska: Women voters reach out to students

Florida: House tweaks online voter registration bill; Senate likes change | House approves online voter registration--with a twist | House tightens cyber-security in online voter registration | Online voter registration moves forward

Indiana: Few choosing to vote early in Porter Co. | Clinton Co. implementing vote centers | Carroll Co. is investigated for election mistakes | County council derails rush toward electronic poll books

Iowa: Dubuque Co. finds possible site for election office

Kansas: Activist group calls on Kobach to resign

Kentucky: Absentee voting for May primary open across Kentucky | Appeals court: KY electioneering law unconstitutional

Louisiana: St. Tammany Parish high school voter registration drive has 476 sign-ups

Maryland: Rockville to look at early voting

New Hampshire: Dartmouth select board mulls special election

North Carolina: Charges dismissed against former elections director

Ohio: What's so confusing about the May primary ballot?

Pennsylvania: Lehigh Co. recruiting poll workers head of May 19 election

South Carolina: SC House 63 election cost $27,300

Texas: Court raises tough questions on Texas voter ID law | Harris Co. officials skeptical of online voter sign-up | Texas argues for its voter ID law | Judge: Why didn't lawmakers address voter ID concerns? | Confusion in Kilgore College early voting | Early voting delayed by storm, hours extended | Commissioners adopt voting precinct plan | Election worker dismissed for giving unlawful assistance

Virginia: Henrico to spend $1.2M to replace outdated voting equipment

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Monday, 27 April 2015

April 25-27, 2015

National News: Gillibrand pushes for nationwide OVR

Arizona: Voter registration forms OK'd by 9th | Federal court upholds Arizona election law

California: Lawmakers consider changes to voting

Colorado: Average voter in April 7 election: A 60-year-old Republican woman

Florida: State elections office tosses out cases against 2 Flagler commissioners | Volusia, Flagler, other counties spent $856K to run special elections

Hawaii: Maui Co. launches elections website

Illinois: Rock Co. clerk moving to job in Beloit

Indiana: State police close voter fraud investigation in Lawrenceburg

Kentucky: Election board covers variety of matters in meeting

Louisiana: Voter registrars get 6-figure pay, 2 raises a year, lifetime security, Fox 8 says

Maryland: Voting records contain unique look to county's past

Massachusetts: Town transitions from 5 polling sites to 2

Michigan: Wayne ward voting rules approved on third try

Mississippi: Biloxi voters, bring your ID to the polls on Tuesday

Missouri: April 7 election in limbo

Montana: Confusion: Lone Rock absentee voters receive 3 ballots for elections

New Jersey: Union Co. clerk offers one-stop 'vote-by-mail' service

New Mexico: State workers accused of taking leave vote, then not voting

New York: Gillibrand proposes boosting voter rolls

North Carolina: Former New Hanover elections director expected in court Monday

Ohio: Ohio bill proposes automatic voter registration | Planned legislation would modernize registration | Elections board takes early voting to seniors | Election board workers recognized

Texas: 4 years later, Texas still defending voter ID law | May elections marked by low voter turnout

Virginia: Replacement voting machines to cost Dinwiddie more than $150K | Virginia Beach voting goes digital | Va. Beach will use new digital scanner voting machines | Va. Beach debuts new voting machines

Friday, 24 April 2015

April 24, 2015

National News: Loretta Lynch confirmed as attorney general

California: Panel suggests Stockton voting changes

Connecticut: Personnel committee move to unfreeze registrars' salaries

Florida: Eatonville election suit names voters | Appeals Court halts distribution of ballots in Sweetwater

Hawaii: Maui clerk launches 2016 elections website

Illinois: Tazewell Co. billing Schock | Clark Co. still needs poll workers | Would you demand a recount if you lost an election by 79 votes? | Special election hits hurdles | Bingo ball will determine winner

Indiana: Prosecutor asked to investigate primary ballots | Madison Co. prosecutor looking into primary ballots | Primary voting starts with obstacles

Kentucky: Grimes, law enforcement work to protect 2015 primaries | Election workers recieve $25 raise

Minnesota: Senate OKs bill restoring felon voting

Mississippi: Biloxi officials hopeful for high voter turnout

Missouri: Alleging voter fraud, Kinloch refuses to swear in new alderman | Lawmaker wants to simplify absentee voting

North Carolina: Elections board reviews applications for assistant director

Pennsylvania: Court: Singer stays off primary ballot

Tennessee: Students fight to change strict voter laws | Rodgers reappointed chief of Knox Co. elections | Raise for elections workers criticized

Texas: No more wrong voting locations on Election Day

Virginia: Half of Nelson's voting machines to be replaced

Washington: $981K: Latest cost for Yakima in voting rights case