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Thursday, 23 April 2015

April 23, 2015

Alabama: Voter registration and ID drive come to Jefferson Co.

Arkansas: State's voting-gear solicitation favors firm, rival says

Florida: OVR steams ahead despite objections | City council moves municipal elections to November | Flooding closes downtown elections office

Georgia: Georgia LWV oppose restricting early voting

Guam: GEC looking at upgrading voting experience

Illinois: County clerks prepare for election to replace Schock | Clerks work to comply with voting law before Schock primary | Chaplin and Nybo working to consolidate election commission | Peoria names election officials | County clerks work to comply with voting law before special election

Indiana: Will anyone turn out to vote in primary election?| Floyd adds vote centers as early voting begins | BMV hours changed due to election day

Kansas: Columbus city council election error causes concern

Massachusetts: Worcester looks at high-tech poll books to head off voter fraud

Mississippi: County urged to educate on ID law

New Hampshire: State Supreme Court to hear arguments on voter registration| State Supreme Court hears arguments on law linking voter registration to motor vehicle rules

North Carolina: House OKs delay in paper ballot law | Former Watauga GOP chair appointed elections director | Bill would move 2016 primary to March

Ohio: Starting May 5, one vote center in Hillsboro

Pennsylvania: Judge to sit on Bucks BOE

Tennessee: Two Rivers voting precinct moving | State bill nullifies election commission policy| Shelby Co. challenges budget increase for election commission | Election commission reappoints Paxton as administrator | Board welcomes new commissioner

Texas: Q&A with Carlos H. Cascos | May elections cause confusion in Terry Co.

Virginia: York Co. supervisors agree to purchase new voting equipment

Wisconsin: Custer man to be charged with voter fraud for illegally voting

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

April 22, 2015

Alabama: Alabama elections officer launches push to get voter ID to every eligible voter | Felon voting bill passes House; Dems block two other elections measures | House lists crimes that forfeit voting rights

Alaska: Early voting starts Wednesday in Anchorage mayoral runoff

California: Bill to make voting materials more comprehensible approve by Senate committee | Monterey Co. high schools target of voter ed campaign

Colorado: After due-date flub, Denver voters will get May 5 election reminder

Delaware: No-excuse absentee ballot legislation introduced

Florida: Detzner takes heat for online registration | Broward SOE says she will seek re-election

Georgia: Ex-elections chief sentenced | Auburn election officials prep for Tuesday's vote

Illinois: No evidence found to determine cause of polling location fire | Some clerks moving forward with Schock election | Tazewell to ask Schock to pay for special election

Indiana: Floyd Co. makes voting changes following technical issues in November | Election board votes to reduce Saturday hours

Kentucky: Alison Lundergan Grimes says voter turnout 'unacceptable'

Louisiana: DuBos: Don't forget to vote during busy JazzFest

Michigan: Tech problems slow Allegan Co. election results | Sterling Heights prepares for election

New Jersey: Polling locations to stay the same in Verona

North Carolina: Next-generation voting equipment displayed | NC House may give more time to switch to paper vote

North Dakota: Legislature passes voter ID bill | Grand Forks lawmaker says ND voter ID bill fails to address problems | For poll workers, elections are reunions

Oregon: Parrish says 'no thanks' to SoS run

Pennsylvania: Company questions Luzerne Co. purchasing selection

South Carolina: Close vote triggers recount

Tennessee: No changes made to county election commission

West Virginia: Election oversight board created in Weirton

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015

April 18-20, 2015

California: Callaway Co. commission approves voting machine purchase | Election dispute highlights broader issue

Colorado: Wayne Williams a contrast to former SoS

Florida: State inches closer to online voter registration | Lynn Haven has largest turnout ever | Senate may vote on online voter registration bill | Defeated Miami Springs candidate sues city over elections process | Loxahatchee Groves responds to election challenge

Georgia: Former Cherokee elections director pleads guilty

Illinois: Electronic poll books get early high marks in Porter Co. | The value of a vote

Indiana: No primary for 2015 municipal election

Maryland: Md. legislation to help ex-offenders points to a slow shift in Annapolis

Massachusetts: MetroWest towns still secure with electronic voting

Nebraska: Counties get grants for disability election equipment costs

New Jersey: Dem leader applied for 1K ballots day after being slammed in voter fraud case

New York: Officials find flaws in wording of Ulster election law

North Carolina: Counties may get more time to switch to paper ballots | Cumberland Co. BOE vacancy may wait

Ohio: ACLU reaches settlement with Ohio over early voting | ACLU, Husted settle federal lawsuit | Early voting hours to be expanded with lawsuit settlement | Additional funds requested by BOE

Oklahoma: City commission could consider special election

Pennsylvania: Programming Luzerne Co.'s ballot machines to cost $30K more than last year

Tennessee: More than 1700 ballots cast in early voting | Crockett residents seek to remove state election commissioner |Judge swears in election commissioners

Texas: Bill to expand email voting for soldiers in hostile zones

Utah: County has no time to waste in preparing for vote

Virginia: Big cost for Henry Co. after voting machines decertified | Local registrars scramble to replace banned voting machines | Roanoke, Botetourt, Montgomery counties to replace banned voting machines by June

West Virginia: South Charleston to hold primary on Saturday

Friday, 17 April 2015

April 17, 2015

National: As states warm to online voting, experts warn of trouble ahead

Arkansas: 1-candidate election nets 110 ballots | Unopposed special election has big taxpayer costs

Colorado: Denver election vendor: Ballot due date error 'not acceptable

Florida: Senators approve online voter bill, despite Detzner's opposition | Lawmakers push to implement online voter registration | Online voter registration gets OK; Detzner objects| Critics cry foul over suggestion to move Orlando elections | State accidentally releases personal info | Lawmakers denounce Fla. elections chief a second time

Illinois: Stark Co. board will not seek payment from Aaron Schock | DOJ intercedes for Illinois military, overseas voters

Indiana: County: E-pollbooks would streamline voting | County looks to spend $40K on e-pollbooks | Allen Co. tests polling machines for May election

Iowa: County buys 25 new tabulators | Lee Co. to bring in new voting machines

Massachusetts: Wayland reups electronic voting through 2019 | Voter fraud alleged at town meeting

Michigan: House votes to end February elections

North Carolina: Counties could get more time to switch to paper ballots | Paper ballots required for 2018 election | Bill would study moving municipal elections to even years | Counties could get extra time to switch back to paper ballots | City seems OK with precinct closings

Ohio: Online voter registration a possibility for Ohio | Money for absentee ballot applications added to proposed budget

Rhode Island: Legislation would enable early voting

Tennessee: Kuncitis named elections administrator

Texas: Arlington early voting site will be open after all | Elections commission will seek more applicants

U.S. Virgin Islands: 2014 ballot woes may repeat in 2016

Virginia: Voting machines 'protected' by simple passwords

Washington: Experts war of trouble as Washington, others consider online voting

Thursday, 16 April 2015

April 16, 2015

Alabama: Gardendale to get additional voting precinct

Arizona: County elections office pitches consolidating polling places into vote centers

Colorado: Denver election officials blame vendor on ballot due date mix-up

Connecticut: Hartford GOP registrar says she'll serve remainder of term | Hartford mayor let down by registrar ruling | Merrill reacts to judge's decision on Hartford registrars

Florida: Online voter registration moving in House and Senate | As 'veto insurance,' House gives Scott $1.8M for voter bill | Tate students get real world voting experience | Orlando city attorney proposes moving elections to November

Idaho: Bill move's Idaho's presidential primary to March | Lawmakers approve $2M change to primary |

Illinois: Unfunded mandate and special election puts pressure on counties | County clerk explains privacy issues in final Pinckneyville vote count

Indiana: County voting machines pass first inspection | Inspection for voting machines begins

Iowa: Lee Co. upgrades to new voting machines

Kentucky: County preps for primary

Maryland: Primary election pushed back three weeks

Michigan: Council moves meeting to avoid conflict on election day

New Jersey: Hunterdon has 'critical' shortage for $200/day twice yearly job | With eye on past fraud allegations, board wants state to scrutinize Parsippany elections

North Carolina: Elections director a familiar face

Ohio: Budget lacks funds to send absentee ballot applications | House takes up bill to push back primary election | $1.25M to send out absentee ballot apps not in budget

Rhode Island: SoS introduces voting reform legislation

Texas: Guadalupe Co. hires new elections administrator | County preps for May elections

Tennessee: Hamilton Co. election commission sworn in

U.S. Virgin Islands: Senators question elections board, vow changes | Public review of VI election system state plan to end April 16

Virginia: Hacked touchscreen voting machine raises questions about election security | $1.5M equipment makes debut in Dumfries special election | ACLU of Va. commends action on voter ID bill | Richmond Co. will need new voting machines in 2015

Washington: Yakima to appeal ruling in ACLU voting rights case

West Virginia: Fairview adopts early voting by mail for municipal elections

Wisconsin: Recount doesn't change election results

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

April 15, 2015

Arkansas: Benton Co. officials declare choice of voting machines | Governor likes March presidential primary

Colorado: Fort Collins to recount ballots in District 6 race

Connecticut: Judge: Hartford can't remove registrars | Judge rules Hartford council cannot remove registrars

Florida: Online voter registration bill goes before House | Despite county concerns, town moves forward with plan to hold election

Georgia: Not just football anymore: Kemp talks 'SEC' primary

Illinois: Judge sets special election dates

Indiana: Statehouse considers election changes | County election board prepares for May 5 primary

Michigan: Polling location change for 1st Ward Bay City residents

Minnesota: Elections matter, secretary of state tells the Wilmar area LWV

Mississippi: Judge to hear motion to toss out mayoral election challenge

New Jersey: County asks for probe of Parsippany voting | County rescinds voting at Claridge

New York: NYC tenants would get voter registration form with every lease

Oregon: Multnomah Co. voters can track ballot delivery in May| Oregon political parties consider opening primaries

Pennsylvania: Kane group formed to encourage voting

Rhode Island: Gorbea backs online voter registration; early voting | Bill would allow Rhode Islanders to vote early in 2016

South Carolina: Turnout in single digits for House special election

South Dakota: E-pollbooks make for smooth election process

Tennessee: Election commission to honor Smith

Texas: Voting gear won't come in 2015 | County hires new elections administrator | Change in early voting site in south Arlington criticized

Virginia: Some York Co. voting machines banned | Va. election board orders voting machine replacement | Board of elections decertifies 500 voting machines

Washington: Activists push to save Washington Voting Rights Act | New Yakima election system to go forward

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

April 14, 2015

Arizona: Governor signs election-related measures

California: Judge upholds uncounted ballots

Connecticut: Weston registrars remind public about budget voting process | Judge considering Hartford registrar removal proceeding | One bill to reform selection of Hartford registrars dies | Judge to rule Tuesday on whether Hartford can oust registrars

Florida: House to consider online voter registration | Council to look at 2016 election options

Illinois: Woodford may also ask Schock to help defray costs | Alderman to request recount

Indiana: Lake Co. testing electronic pollbooks for May 5 special election | Warrick Co. approves voting centers

Iowa: County to spend $199K on voting machines

Kansas: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Iron Man, Olive Oyl receive write-in votes in last week's election

Kentucky: Vote buying at center of eastern Ky. judge-executive case

Nevada: Any answers about Mineral Co. election probe?

New Hampshire: Law requires photos of provisional voters

New Jersey: MC BOE administrator re-elected to NJAEO post

New Mexico: New law will put voter services online

New York: New form lets would-be unaligned voters see option clearly

North Carolina: Elections board accused of gerrymandering | Polk director selected for NC Association of Directors of Elections

Ohio: Primary date could be pushed to March | 6 people vying for 2 top positions on Lucas Co. elections board

Pennsylvania: Luzerne Co. elections board to go to governor with concerns

Tennessee: Cellphones banned from polls

Texas: 8 Texas soldiers voted via email; pilot program called 'success'

Virginia: Votes will be counted by hand in Botetourt Co.

Washington: Yakima to hold special city council meeting on ACLU appeal

Wisconsin: Rapids election tie broken by random draw

Monday, 13 April 2015

April 11-13, 2015

National News: Dems push voting-rights constitutional amendment

Arkansas: Benton Co. adds voter precincts

California: Callaway Co. commission mulls purchase of voting machines | Residents adjusting to new Santa Barbara voting districts | Hiring of registrar gets scrutiny | Suspicious object turns out to be 8-track tape | Lawsuit filed against City of Fullerton alleges voting rights violations

Colorado: Denver election: What to know about voting as ballots go out Monday

Connecticut: Merrill launches effort to protect voter registry

Florida: Online voter rolls don't register with Scott | Elections supervisor visits Braden River HS to talk voting | Snipes remains undecided about seeking re-election | Early voting ends, down slightly for runoff

Illinois: More counties looking to send Schock bill for special | Coin toss, other game of chance to decide races

Iowa: SoS outlines Safe at Home program

Kansas: Some election results hinge on provisional ballots | County prepares for canvassing

Maryland: Bill to restore ex-felon voting rights goes to governor

Michigan: Ann Arbor voters could see city election reform proposal on November ballot | Allegan Co. struggles to fix election glitches

Minnesota: Hampton's first election was a learning process

Mississippi: Senate elections committee: Where bills go to die

Nebraska: Voting by mail changing turnouts, campaign strategies

Nevada: Bills changing early voting, registration rules move forward

New Mexico: Court ruling allows suit by former workers in SoS office to proceed

New York: Proposed law would close schools on election day

North Carolina: Elections director: Discrepancy in Forsyth numbers was 'the norm' | More funding needed for BOE | Elections official explains wait times highlighted in report | Elections office cleans up voter rolls | Lumbee election staff needs home | Voters urged to prepare for 2016

Ohio: Wayne Co. elections officials consider switching to e-pollbooks | Field trip to county elections office upsets levy opponents

Pennsylvania: State lawmakers introduce bills aimed at turning up the turnout

Texas: Lubbock Co. and water control district at odds over election fees

Utah: Judge could block law overhauling elections changes | Federal judge rules there won't be an injunction against SB54

Virginia: Faced with voting machine concerns, Botetourt plans to count votes by hand | Lynchburg-area election officials 'very concerned' over report critical of touchscreen system | Arlington to re-introduce paper ballot voting | State report issues with voting machines including ones in Spotsylvania, Orange | Student pushes for on-campus voting site

Wisconsin: Election auditing equipment tested | Pocan pushes to amend Constitution

Friday, 10 April 2015

April 10, 2015

Alabama: D.C. Circuit to hear $2M legal fee fight in voting case

Arizona: Secretary of state hits ballot bundling

Arkansas: Saline Co. vote recount anticipated next week

Colorado: No recount planned yet in District 6 council race

Connecticut: State: Law blocks GOP presidential caucus

Florida: Private voter info accidentally released by Fla. SoS office

Illinois: New law could have major impact | Election board rejects pre-marked ballot claims | Marshall Co. sends Schock a bill for special election costs | County clerks meet with legislatives staffs over special election | Officials disappointed by low turnout | 100 write-in votes for Winnetka president not valid | 'This is the lowest turnout I've ever had'

Indiana: Getting ready for the primary | New report examines Indiana's civic health

Kansas: Provisional ballots will decide Salina commission seat | New state law to bring voters better access to explanations of ballot questions

Massachusetts: Worcester picks vendor of new voting machines

Mississippi: Crockett election official opts to reside in Madison Co.

Missouri: Election day complete, but with challenges

Nevada: Committee OKs bill aimed at keeping non-citizens from voting

New Hampshire: NH Supreme Court declines opinion on voter registration law

North Carolina: Polk residents invited to see new voting machines | Wake voters challenge new NC legislative changes to local elections process

Ohio: Elderly woman quarantined with MRSA voted | Proposal to move elections has county commissioners concerned about budgets

Pennsylvania: Elections board no longer has concerns about primary

Texas: CS Council supports proposal to vote anywhere in Brazos Co. | Early voting location change raises concerns | First day of early voting sees low turnout | Eliminating straight-ticket voting would cause back-ups at the ballot box, say opponents | Brazos Co. eyes plan for countywide polling places

Utah: Logan City adopts vote-by-mail | Judge will decide Friday whether to put disputed state election law on hold

Wisconsin: Superior will look into concerns of school polling places