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Thursday, 09 April 2015

April 9, 2015

National News: Ellison tries to rally support for voter rights amendment

Alabama: Coleman guilty in voter fraud case

Arkansas: Proposed amendment could prevent wasteful elections

Colorado: Denver elections to test voting system | Davidson to step down as head of clerks' group

Florida: Detzner opposes OVR before frustrated senators | Senator calls Detzner opposition to OVR 'bullshi*t' | Florida's top elections official under fire on two fronts | Candidate said she was intentionally left off ballot | Kissimmee shoots down partisan elections

Georgia: Elections board considers reducing precincts

Illinois: Coin flip to determine McHenry alderman election | New countywide election commission staying put, for now | Final details discussed for proposed countywide election commission

Kansas: Provisional ballots unlikely to change outcomes of Tuesday's elections | Legislators move toward changing local elections | Douglas Co. clerk thinks spring elections may soon move to fall | Low voter turnout sparking concerns

Michigan: Turnout was 33 percent in Iron Co, | Some Saginaw voters may need to refold their absentee ballots | Superior to consider moving polling place after school lockdown

New Mexico: Project provides support to election process

North Carolina: Collins picked for spot on BOE

Pennsylvania: Another Derry Township polling place is changing | 13 polling places to move for May primary

Tennessee: Precincts combined for city election | Simon newest member of Hawkins Co. election commission

Texas: Judicial race voting change will cause back-ups at ballot box, say opponents | Elections administrator transition 'seamless' | Galveston Co. eases voting process | Black's brother drops suit over election loss

Utah: Several Cache Co. communities debating vote-by-mail

Virginia: Study examines problems with Virginia's voting machines

Washington: Yakima Co. commissioners approve redistricting plan

Wisconsin: Turnout for spring election tops 18 percent

Wednesday, 08 April 2015

April 8, 2015

Alabama: House Dems filibuster voting rights bill for 4 hours | Election fraud case in jury's hands

Alaska: Runoff needed for Anchorage mayoral race

California: Judge to rule on Chula Vista ballots

Florida: Turnout low in special election| New election equipment and software coming to Bay Co.

Georgia: Athens-Clarke elections officials find 20 people 'living' at UPS Store

Illinois: IT problems and crash delays election results | Rock Island Co. voting centers | Chicago election turnout light, following heavy early voting | Voter turnout falls below 8 percent | Consolidated elections have low turnout | Late night for voting results| 5 polling locations to stay open until 8 p.m. | Power outage stalls voting at Jackson Co. polling location | New 'I Voted!' stickers win over suburban Cook Co. voters | Kane Co. elections team springs into action | Adams Co. polling place destroyed by fire | Voter turnout around 40 percent in runoff, officials say | Ballot errors in Polo ward races caught early | East St. Louis anticipates long night of ballot counting | Church tries to stay impartial as polling place | Election complaints investigated, but no violations found | 'I Voted' stickers a thing of the past in Lake County

Indiana: Lake early voting isn't rapid on first day | Early voting begins in Indiana| Commissioners agree to poll worker pay hike

Kansas: Voter turnout in Tuesday's election was 12.75 percent | County polling places ready for voters | Voting underway 'slow but steady' | Election day supervisor plans for long day

Maryland: Voting for ex-felons stirs debate

Massachusetts: Learning a new voting system

Michigan: Lansing clerk extends office hours for absentee voters

Minnesota: Electoral process raises concerns

Mississippi: Lone candidate in House race could win without election

Missouri: More voters turnout in Greene Co. than expected | Polling places changing for 22K voters in Boone Co. and Columbia | Early confusion arises in some St. Louis polls | Hail, heavy rain create problems throughout St. Louis area

Nevada: Bill calls for check of noncitizen driver cards against voter rolls | Reports of man with possible weapon temporarily disrupts voting in Henderson | Report of gun in area closes polling place | Man did not have gun at polling place

New York: St. Lawrence Co. BOE visits Potsdam High School | New bill proposes voting rights for noncitizens

North Carolina: Proposed bill would delay voting machine upgrades | Machines limit 2016 early voting options | Meeting on precinct changes is Tuesday| High Court denies review of NC voting laws

North Dakota: Senate approves voter ID bill | Senate strips language allowing voters to use bills, bank statements to prove residency

Ohio: Medina Co. BOE ready for voting

Pennsylvania: Voting district moved to Coolbaugh Twp. for primary

South Dakota: Training for election day

Tennessee: Bill would ban selfies, other photos at the polls | Election commission chairman: Voting hours reasonable | Bill nearing approval would ban cellphone pictures, video at polling places

Texas: Residents in Galveston, Brazoria counties can choose where to cast ballots in election

Wisconsin: Officials in Milwaukee took questions on voter ID | Small percentage of voters expected in last election without ID | Warrant issued for Milwaukee man accused of voter fraud | Voter expresses concern after receiving wrong ballot in Bayside | Wausau poll workers say they are busy

Tuesday, 07 April 2015

April 7, 2015

National News: Can you vote for the next president on your smartphone? Not just yet

Alabama: Witness in vote fraud trial didn't want to vote for Newsome

Alaska: Early voting in Anchorage mayor's race poised to break record

Arizona: Court cuts political map-drawers some slack | Court rules only charter cities can control own elections

Arkansas: Garland Co.'s pool of poll workers shrinks

California: Judge awards $1M in attorney fees in Whittier suit

Connecticut: Hartford registrars fight removal in court | Judge postpones ruling as Hartford Council moves forward with hearings to remove registrars

Florida: Mysterious letter stirs suspicions of absentee-ballot fraud

Georgia: Bill to cut early voting is dead

Hawaii: Election commission meeting today

Illinois: Chicago's homeless prepare to cast votes for mayor | County clerks make final preparations for Election Day | Election complaints hotline open in Kane Co.| U.S. attorney's office to monitor Chicago election | E.C. councilwoman calls for state, federal election oversight | Early voting hasn't boosted overall turnout in local elections | Early voting sees spike in Peoria | Polling places, election judges ready for Tuesday | Counting of absentees may delay results | Senior home won't be polling place because of quarantine

Indiana: County clerk on campaign trail to educate public about vote centers| Centers open in effort aimed at better turnout | Kroger North not a voting center in 2015

Missouri: Polling places for Joplin election stretch across two counties | Ferguson set for first election in wake of unrest

New Jersey: County OKs, reconsiders voting at Claridge | Voter ID law pushed for by local legislator, running mate

New Mexico: Krahling: Online voter registration helps voters and administrators

North Carolina: SCOTUS declines to review North Carolina voting law | Justices staying out of case on voting law | SCOTUS won't review voting rights provisions--for now | Bill calls for all elections to occur on even years

North Dakota: No charges in Maple Valley election tampering investigation

Pennsylvania: MontCo approves polling place changes

South Dakota: Counting absentee ballots early could speed up process | Vote centers for school district election

Tennessee: Early voting will not be extended | Isom retiring as Dickson Co. election commissioner | Nursing home residents cast ballots in Jackson City election

Texas: District 4 contest arrives in court | Brazoria Co. to use vote centers

Virginia: Report questions security, accuracy of some Va. voting machines | Va. identifies voting machine security issue | Roanoke City may spend $431K on new voting machines

Washington: Yakima commissioners to hear new city voting district boundaries

Wisconsin: Get ready for voter ID--starting Wednesday | La Crosse Co. clerk expects voter turnout higher than state average

Monday, 06 April 2015

April 4-6, 2015

National News: Lawmakers seek new review of military voting assistance program

Alaska: Lawmakers eye ways to improve voter access to polls

Arizona: Bill modifying early ballot collection dies in House

California: Bill introduced to provide automatic voter registration | Ballot measure sponsors must be ID'd court affirms

Colorado: Colorado Springs election judge: 'Get your butt out here and vote"

Connecticut: Local registrars reviewing compromise language in proposed bill

Florida: Fight over OVR in Florida

Georgia: Elections director resigns over 'technical errors' in updating voter registration rolls | State reviewing Richmond voter purges | Ga. elections official resigns over misidentified voters | Early voting laws narrowly escape sine die intact

Illinois: Election board chairman calls it quits after 18 years | Chicago elections chief got lobbying contracts from Emanuel's administration

Indiana: Clerk takes actions to speed voting

Kansas: Shawnee Co. election commissioner predicts lower than average turnout | Sealing of votes means time is past for researcher seeking paper records, Kobach says | Polling place changed due to storm damage | Three Reno polling places change for Tuesday

Massachusetts: Four Attleboro area towns trek to polls today

Minnesota: State official raises concerns about aging election equipment

Missouri: Wellness director says candidate offered free beer for voter registrations | St. Charles Co. to pay nearly $370K in settlement

Nevada: Voter ID bills moved to money panel for fiscal review

New Hampshire: Officials weighing another round of voter ID, eligibility changes

New Jersey: Dana Mulligan named chair of Salem CO. BOE

North Carolina: Four residents charged with voter registration fraud | Former county GOP chairman to be Watauga elections director

Ohio: Two fired workers re-apply

Oklahoma: OSU Professor: Bills would help increase voter turnout | County absentee vote total just two

Pennsylvania: City hoping for new voting machines by 2017 | Wolf administration pushes election reforms

Tennessee: Voter registration software seminar held in Wilson Co.

Virginia: No issues found with voting machines | Technology aims to improve the voting experience | No primary elections in Williamsburg, James City County | Touchscreen problems worry Virginia election officials

Washington: Yakima city council calls special meeting to discuss voting rights | City council takes no action on voting rights appeal

Wisconsin: GAB: 1 in 5 voters expected for spring elections | Howard creates new voting location

Friday, 03 April 2015

April 3, 2015

Arizona: Working to get more voters involved

Colorado: Fort Collins election ballot returns hits 15 percent

Florida: Elections office gearing up for city, cape voting | Gov. Rick Scott's criticism of online voter registration angers election officials | PBC putting 2016 muni races on presidential ballot

Illinois: Early voting up, but jury out on what it means | Macon Co. clerk fears many 'think they're ineligible' to vote | Rauner replaces ex-Mayor Smart on state election board | Judge lifts injunction against counting ballots early in Cahokia | New polling places in some Cook precincts | Polling places moved for 5 Evanston precincts

Iowa: Legislators differ on voter ID

Mississippi: Tate proposes polling precinct changes

Montana: City and county officials gearing up for May elections

Ohio: Voting machines calculating correctly

Nevada: 2 voter ID measures move with no recommendations | Committee advances voter ID bills

North Carolina: Ballot boxes hold secrets of rigged mountain elections | BOE fights over new supervisor | Group sues board of elections, county attorney in public records dispute | Theft at Swain BOE

Pennsylvania: Norco in accord over voting machine delivery | Board changes two polling places | Election preparation continues for Schuylkill Co. board | County bans media from polling places

Tennessee: Election commission chairman retiring

Texas: County purchases new voting equipment | Webb Co. elections office preparing for run-offs

Virginia: Report: Some of Virginia's WinVote voting machines have security issues | Touchscreen problems worry Virginia election officials | Virginia Beach voters returning to paper ballots | $213,905 for the registrar's office

Washington: Yakima city council calls special meeting to discuss voting rights

Wisconsin: Local clerks prepare for spring elections

Thursday, 02 April 2015

April 2, 2015

National News: Lawmakers call for review of voting assistance program

Alabama: Photo ID bill for absentee voters advances in state House

Arizona: Thousands of AZ ballots going uncounted, report says | Republican lawmakers advance election-related bills | Election issues dominate busy day in Capitol

Colorado: Ballot problems popping up as city election gets closer

Connecticut: Compromise election overhaul bill clears panel

Florida: Bonita council will change election date

Georgia: State accuses Telfair Co. voters of committing felonies

Guam: Governor signs several bills including two that streamline voter registration

Hawaii: Elections commission to hold first videoconferencing meeting

Illinois: Suburban election trend: More people voting early, by mail | Special election could be held later than expected | Restaurant polling places: Cast your ballot, then grab a bite

Indiana: County officials get out the voting machines | Election board ready to go for early voting  

Iowa: Rauner remaking election board

Kansas: WSU statistician sues seeking Kansas voting machine paper tapes | Election chief urges advance study of city, county ballots

Maine: Should state's independents be allowed to vote in primaries?

Maryland: Washington Co. must pay for changes to set up new voting system

Massachusetts: Town clerk prepares for election | Less than 4 percent go to polls in town election

Minnesota: Bill seesk to restore voting rights to ex-felons

Mississippi: Precinct changes for upcoming elections

Nevada: Bill would do away with presidential caucus system

New Mexico: Man accused of voter fraud

New York: Voting machine changes at HTC

North Carolina: Swain retirement dispute referred to state

Ohio: Kasich vetoes voter ID item in budget bills | Kasich signs bill but nixes voter change | Area's senator fought voting law for out-of-state students

Pennsylvania: Who will move voting machines for Northampton Co.?

Tennessee: Election officials in several counties recognized for passing certification exam

Texas: Elections office: Dist. 124 election turn-out lowest in a year

Vermont: Senate passes same-day registration, rejects photo ID | Election day registration clears Senate

Virginia: Dept. of Elections: 'Serious security concerns' with wireless voting machines | Votes cast for special election: 346. Money spent: $30K


Wednesday, 01 April 2015

April 1, 2015

Alabama: Browder to be recognized for work as SoS | Election monitors visit polls early | House passes bill allowing voters over 70, disabled to skip line at polling places

Arizona: Voting rights group to unveil study of uncounted Ariz. votes

Arkansas: Bill to restrict petition process advances

California: How would automatic voter registration work in California?

Connecticut: Merrill, registrars praise bipartisan passage of bill to strengthen elections | New Haven alders question registrar of voters budget requests | Attorneys for Hartford registrars seek injunctions to stop removal hearings

Florida: Non-confidential voter info inadvertently released, officials say | State probes voter-fraud, bribery allegations against Eatonville mayor | Manatee Co. announces 5th early voting site

Illinois: Early DeKalb Co. community consolidated elections see first voters | Special election could be in August | Schock will cost Tri-States big even after leaving office

Indiana: Indiana voter turnout, registration cries out for improvement | 11 polling sites change| Election board to test voting equipment

Kentucky: Northern Kentucky city considers stopping primary elections

New Jersey: French serves last day as Monmouth Co. clerk

North Carolina: No ID? You might get a call about that | New Hanover elections chief gets salary bump

Ohio: How will Ohio enforce new voting rules for out-of-state students? |

South Dakota: Election review committee releases final report | Counting absentee ballots early could speed up process

Texas: Electronic voting units purchased | Harris Co. OKs salary for elections administrator

U.S. Virgin Islands: Public review of VI election system state plan draft extended

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

March 31

National News: Most Americans want their state to make voter registration easier

Alabama: SoS: 'We're not babysitting, just observing'

Arkansas: Bill on petition process passes

California: Bills may require election 'preclearance' | City poised to change its election day

Connecticut: Compromise overhaul bill clears Conn. panel

Georgia: Early voting room at renovated municipal building not being used for early voting runoff

Indiana: Commissioners approve vote centers

Iowa: Safe at Home legislation advances in Senate

Kentucky: Polling places change in 5 Kenton Co. cities

Massachusetts: Worcester drafts plan for easier access to polling places for people with disabilities | Holbrook poll workers make every ballot count | Concord town clerk's top 10 reasons to vote

Minnesota: Secretary of state visits to talk voting | Secretary of state: Where are the young voters? | Former SoS Mark Ritchie joins Jefferson Center board

Nevada: Lawmakers weigh voter registration bills | Bill allows voters to register, cast ballot on election day | Will would allow Nevadans to register to vote on Election Day

New York: BOE clerk accused of stealing benefits | Bloomingburg candidate concedes election; lawyer plans protest to AG

North Dakota: Senate approves voter registration study | Voter registration bill passes Senate

Ohio: Independence considers nixing primary elections

Texas: Voters can test new voting machines on April 7

Virginia: SCOTUS asks Virginia panel to re-examine redistricting decision

West Virginia: Former Charleston mayoral candidate files election complaint

Monday, 30 March 2015

March 28-30, 2015

National News: Crunching the numbers on voting rights

Alabama: SoS dispatches team to Baldwin Co. to ensure fair elections

Arizona: Judge dismisses recall ballot complaint

Arkansas: State could return to paper ballot voting system

California: Bill could boost voter rolls by millions | Voter turnout disparity was key in razor-thing OC race | Drive-through voting offered in San Jose | California's problematical special elections | Growing voter apathy spurs flurry of laws

Connecticut: Hartford registrar files complaint over plans to remove her | City election counts differ

Florida: New Volusia equipment stirs memories of 2000 election | West Boynton man to be jailed in voter registration fraud | Election challenge filed in Loxahatchee Groves election | Cowles worries Orlando, 2016 primary elections could clash

Illinois: Bill seeks voter fraud prevention | More than 72K ballots cast in early voting

Iowa: Auditor project to eliminate dormant voters

Kansas: Election office prepares May move to new office

Kentucky: Special election costs surpass quarter million dollars | 27th District special election costs released

Montana: McCulloch to Great Falls students: Voting matters

Nevada: GOP moves to limit early voting

New Hampshire: Moderators balk over voter photos | Bill would require 30 days of residency to vote | Ballot review finds nothing unusual

Pennsylvania: Luzerne Co. BOE: May primary dangerously prone to errors and omissions | Singer comes 4 signatures shy of making primary ballot | Elections board: Staffing levels could cause serious problems

Tennessee: Bean Station election challenger wants answers

Texas: Precinct polls could be replaced by vote centers in Fort Bend | Elections office revamp | Municipalities will shoulder costs of canceled elections

Vermont: Senate puts off final action on voter registration

Virginia: Governor: Simplifying MoCo election lines 'set a terrible' precedent

Wisconsin: After long waits, Mount Pleasant to examine polling place changes for 2016 | Madison voter advisory: The pens will be blue | AG says fight over voter ID is over


Friday, 27 March 2015

March 27, 2015

National News: Google search show that millions of people wanted to vote, but couldn't

Alabama: State districts send back for court review

California: SoS proposes automatic voter registration | Federal vote-by-mail act gets new push from Rep. Susan Davis

Florida: Democrats tackle voting rights

Illinois: Illinois considers voter fraud bill

Indiana: Student poll worker program gets off the ground in Allen Co.

Kansas: Kobach asks SCOTUS to restore proof-of-citizenship law

New Jersey: Judge: Democratic chairwoman took advantage of nursing home voters

New York: Albany Co. won't appeal voting rights case

North Carolina: Voter ID implementation | SBOE dismisses complaints against New Hanover chair

Ohio: Legislature advances bill that could deter students from voting | Counties moving toward e-pollbooks for elections | BOE announces voting location change

Oklahoma: ID required

Pennsylvania: Butler DA finds no wrongdoing with how county used voter list | Registering to vote in Pa. would require no effort under proposal | Elections official hanging on to ballot spot by a thread | Philadelphia's top election official may get tossed from May 19 ballot

Tennessee: Dickson Co. election office relocates

Texas: Election officials consider creating vote centers | Elections officials discuss vote centers | El Paso Co. hires elections administrator | Webb Co. elections administrator to have performance evaluated

Vermont: Election day voter registration advances in Senate

Virginia: Firehouse primary will now include Prince William GOP candidates | McAuliffe vetoes 6 redistricting bills

West Virginia: Clarksburg city council removes party affiliation requirements

Wisconsin: Clerks not worried about voter ID law | Merrimac felon charged with fraud for voting