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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

February 11, 2015

Arizona: Ballot selfie fix

California: Supervisor recount fizzling out | Losing OC candidate still putting up a fight

Colorado: Judge dismisses legal challenge to Adams Co. election

Connecticut: Report hits Hartford registrars for 'dereliction of duty'

Florida: Students set to gather to address online voter registration | Ward 3 residents upset to hear no early voting | UF-sponsored elections forum to explore voting reforms

Georgia: Elections board to open just one poll for early sales tax vote | Rep. Rynders co-sponsors bill to make early voting uniform across Ga.

Guam: Trio of bills to promote online voter registration

Illinois: BOE to remove Thompson's name from ballots

Indiana: Floyd Co. council tables request for more voting machines | Commissioner approve application for vote centers

Kansas: Proposed bill would change out-of-state voting | Prosecutors question Kobach claims of voter fraud in Kansas

Kentucky: Felons continue fight to regain voting rights | Grimes shows pro stance on felon voting rights restoration

Massachusetts: Auburn poll worker cleared of mishandling ballot

Minnesota: Issue of voting rights for felons could heat up in Minnesota

Mississippi: Final voter fraud indictment served

Missouri: Missouri high court rules Legislature violated ballot rights

New Mexico: Bill seeks to move up primary

North Carolina: Hanging chads back in style? | New elections board director appointed | NC rejected 11 voters in 2014 due to citizenship questions

North Dakota: House passes voter ID bill | House overwhelmingly passes ID bill

Ohio: County elections board fires 104 poll workers for not voting | Eastman takes reins of BOE | 100 poll workers fired for not voting

Oregon: Oregon is officially a three-party state

Rhode Island: Council candidate lodged ballot complaint in special election

South Carolina: No runoff in GOP primary

Tennessee: Sullivan officials hoping to set up vote centers on trial basis

TexasOnline registration measure OK'd | Texas voter ID law, not Wisconsin's to be SCOTUS test-case | County wants election department

Virginia: Va. Beach moves to get new voting machines | Charlottesville electoral board appoints new general registrar

Washington: New voter registration cards will be delivered in county

Wisconsin: Latinos, groups close ranks against Wisconsin voter ID law | Wisconsin fights to keep voter ID law

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

February 10, 2015

National News: D.C., other cities debate whether legal immigrants should have voting rights

Arizona: Bill would require daily early ballot reports from rural counties | House panel OKs created lieutenant governor post | Law would decriminalize showing off your ballot

California: County audit finds duplicate voting records, but no one voted twice | Recount begins in OC supervisors race | Correa switches focus to voting place irregularities

District of Columbia: Audit: No-show poll workers, outdated equipment marred DC election | D.C. BOE audit highlights accessibility, equipment problems | BOE corrects its voting record

Florida: Elections office mails 16K+ ballots

Georgia: A new bill could reduce early voting days

Guam: Voter registration bills to be heard | Mayors concerned over proposal for online election registration

Illinois: Clerk's hiring of spouse makes county board uneasy  

Indiana: Senate panel backs absentee voter ID number proposal

Iowa: NAACP: Restore voting rights of ex-felons | Special elections add up for county auditors

Louisiana: Parish Council may interview registrar of voters candidates

Massachusetts: Storm, one race likely to lead to low turnout for preliminary election

North Carolina: State-level law change affects county voting equipment | Removed elections director appeals to state board

Ohio: Voting precincts to be eliminated in Trumbull

Texas: County backs online voter registration | Confusion still reigns in the Bastrop Co. elections office

Utah: Cedar Hills goes to an all vote-by-mail system | Bill studying voter participation well received by committee

Virginia: Arlington Co. shopping for voting machines | House approves absentee voting ID requirement | McAuliffe appointee to elections board bows out amid GOP complaints | Arlington election officials may resume posting results themselves

Wisconsin: Officials urge high court to let voter ID stand

Monday, 09 February 2015

February 7-9, 2015

Arkansas: Rogers, Foster and Ravenscraft will make up Columbia Co. election commission

California: California DMV target of a suit over voter registration | A mail-in ballot for everyone is proposed | Fairfax considers lowering voting age to 16 in town elections

Florida: Rep. Alan Williams pushes online registration

Georgia: GOP bill would cut early voting days, mandate Sunday voting | Elections chief search nearing end

Hawaii: Lawmakers look at a fine for those who don't vote

Illinois: County officials focus on elections | County will aid special needs at polls

Indiana: Proposed Indiana voting law changes draw objections

Iowa: Pate eyes changes better protections for voting | Lawsuit opposes Iowa ban on felon voting

Maryland: BOE administers changes in upcoming election season

Michigan: Democrats renew push for no excuse absentee voting

Missouri: Elections junkie strives to restore bipartisanship to St. Louis Co. election board

Nebraska: Legislation would expand elections by mail

Nevada: DNC official meets with Nevada Dems over voter ID law | Miller joins Fine Entertainment

New Mexico: Candidates, election...but no voters | Zero turnout in school election; officials weigh next move

North Carolina: Voting machine replacement to cost more than $6.5M | Elections complaint against Ferrante in limbo with state

North Dakota: Lawmakers consider voter ID proposal

Ohio: Wyandot primary canceled | Heritage Hill remains as polling location | May special election to cost $225K | Voting precinct reductions happening this year

Oklahoma: Election board secretary offers voting tips

Oregon: Umatilla Co. opposes voter registration bill

Pennsylvania: Polling places for some voters in Derry Township, Halifax change | County purges nonvoters from rolls | Ross voters won't return to Township building yet

Rhode Island: State police looking into possible voter fraud | State police look at mail ballots from Central Falls' Ward 5 primary

South Dakota: Voting: 'It's a piece of technology. It can fail'

Texas: Voting centers approved for Brazoria Co

Utah: Task force would tackle low-voter turnout | Cedar Hills hopes vote-by-mail will improve turnout

Virginia: Arlington Co. officials look to start from scratch with new voting machines | Judge rejects Augusta Co. request to waive election | Arlington officers of election to see higher paydays | Legislative budget plans nix money for voting machines

Friday, 06 February 2015

February 6, 2015

Alabama: SoS denies sexual act described in documents circulating on web

Alaska: Election reforms in Juneau

California: Jump in mail ballots caused election-count woes | California violates Motor Voter, activists say; lawsuit threatened | ACLU: California DMV fails at voter registration | City may be forced to change voting system | Judge rules that Del Mar's 'Voice Your Choice' is legal poll, rejects resident's suit | Voters take note: Law changed on vote-by-mail ballots

Delaware: Town's election prep 'not wise' but voting isn't impacted | Citizens appeal Frankford election rulings

Florida: Okaloosa's voting machines among oldest in state | North Miami Beach leaders discuss steps to prevent voter fraud in elections | Should Sarasota city election dates be changed?

Indiana: Vote centers approved | Bill would allow absentee ballots from dead voters to count | Warrick Co. towns may not have May primaries

Iowa: Senate OKs primary election runoff bill

Kansas: State voting laws examined in book co-authored by FHSU professor | Kansas voter questions registration system | Reever takes over as county's deputy clerk

Kentucky: Felons' voting rights bill renewed | Fleming and Lewis plan precinct changes for special election

Missouri: Buehler adjusts to office of county clerk

Nebraska: Committee OKs voter ID bill for legislative debate | Mail-in voting bill could boost turnout in rural Nebraska

New York: St. Mary's polling place moved after issues raised

North Dakota: Lawmakers consider voter ID proposal

Ohio: Election board requests funds

Oregon: Motor Voter Bill, an old controversy resurfaces in Salem | Postal carrier's meth habit led to 30K pieces of stolen mail

Texas: Bennett appointed elections director | Nueces Co. clerk fighting suspended driver's license

Utah: Logan looking to switch to vote-by-mail

Virginia: Culpepper Co. registrar to leave for PW job

Thursday, 05 February 2015

February 5, 2015

National News: How the voting debates will be different in 2015| Budget calls for $50M to commemorate Voting Rights Act

California: Registrar and supervisors look to fix for sluggish election system | OC recount to begin Monday

Delaware: Frankford residents challenge election practices

Florida: Northwest office for SoE relocating

Indiana: New Albany may have to pick up tab on new voting machines | Bill would allow absentee ballots from dead voters to count

Kansas: State charges Logan Co. commissioner with election bribery | Kansas to take hard look at moving local elections to November

Massachusetts: No more voting in two Fairhaven schools

Michigan: Worth Township clerk resigns because of illness

Missouri: Lawsuit challenges county's exclusion of third-party candidates in special elections

Nebraska: Voter ID, winner-take-all election bills advance from committee | Voter ID, winner-take-all advance

North Carolina: Forsyth BOE looking ahead | State board grants petition to remove McFadyen as NHC elections director | McFadyen terminated

Ohio: BOE asks commissioners for worker raises, updated machines | Husted to Obama: Immigration executive actions could hurt election integrity

Oklahoma: Committee approves absentee voting bill

Oregon: Automatic voter registration plan advances | Automatic voter registration bill clears first hurdle

Tennessee: Election commission considers consolidating voting sites

Texas: Gray Co. endorses online voter registration

Wisconsin: New vote tabulating machine will be put to use on April 7 | New city clerk enthusiastic about elections

 

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

February 4, 2015

National: These five states could be the next to pass voter ID

Arkansas: NW Arkansas counties hear pitch for new voting machines

California: OC registrar of voters confirms recount | OC supervisor race: 'Voting irregularities' alleged; recount looms

Connecticut: Former city councilman to represent registrar in proceedings brought by the city council

Georgia: Bill would shorten early voting | Shortening advance voting stirs opposition

Illinois: Will Co. clerk urges legislators to amend new voter registration law | Vermilion to explore consolidating county, city voting offices

Indiana: Floyd Co. election board: 86 more voting machines needed | Floyd Co. election board wants more voting machines to curb long lines | Commissioners delay voter registration decision | Ober bill takes on straight-ticket voting | Scaled back plan set with lower turnout expected | Extended poll hours shot down

Massachusetts: Political Science and EECS join forces for 'Elections and Voting Technology' course

Michigan: City clerk: Cut costs for May election

Montana: House panel tables electronic voter registration bill

New Hampshire: ACLU: SoS letters violating court order

New Jersey: Citing security concerns, Emerson looks to move polling places from schools

New York: District upgrades voting technology

North Carolina: Former Charlotte mayor indicted for casting illegal vote | Audit: Elections board spent nearly $1M for nothing

Ohio: Lucas Co. BOE fires manager | Marion chosen as new director of BOE | Trumbll BOE preparing voting-precinct reductions for May primary

South Carolina: Report: Disabled voters face barriers at polls across state

Tennessee: Abortion amendment lawsuit alters Dayton election plans

Texas: Brown Co. commissioners back online voter registration

Vermont: Vermont lawmakers consider changing election rules

Virginia: Senate panel backs bill to aid older voters | Senate GOP defeat bills to make voting easier

West Virginia: Senate passes voting bill

Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Monday, 02 February 2015

January 31-February 2, 2015

National News: Soldiers can still have their voices heard in off-year elections

Arkansas: Logan takes Democratic seat on election commission

California: SoCal city voter wants to stop online election | Supervisor special election certified | California court: Top-two primary protects individual voters and third-party rights

Hawaii: Lawmaker from Big Island to hold election officer accountable for problems | Lawmaker wants to hold state elections officer accountable

Illinois: Kane clerk on sprint to Feb. 24 primary | Election judges reduced to 3

Indiana: Bill would lead to fewer polling places

Kansas: Bill would impose fine, help prevent voter fraud | Kobach seeks authority to prosecute election crimes

Maryland: MD voters react to return of paper ballots

Massachusetts: Voting task force recommends moving two precincts

Minnesota: Convicted felons voting rights

Mississippi: McDaniel says Lt. Gov. is bottling up his elections bills

Missouri: Kander pondering Senate run in Missouri | SPS proposes closing on Election Day

Montana: Lawmakers look at elections

Nevada: Secretary of state aims for voter ID

New York: County rejects school's use of voting machines

North Carolina: Opponents ask judge to throw out voter ID requirement | Voter ID requirement weighed in court | Plan: Save $9,200 on elections | Judge to take several weeks to rule on NC voter ID challenge

Pennsylvania: Proposed voter registration bill could make registering easier for students

South Dakota: Dems question GOP bill on ballot initiative

Texas: Pressley files election contest | Early voting for May election to include two 12-hour voting days | Commissioners retain consolidated polling places | State office finds no wrongdoing in election

Utah: Legislature looking at new voting system | State GOP chairman wants caucus, not primary

Virginia: House panel backs photo ID for absentee voting

Vermont: Vermont considering voter registration at the polls | Condos backs same-day voter registration

Washington: Bills would allow voters to vote through email, fax and without postage

West Virginia: GOP wants election changes in possible Manchin governor bid

Friday, 30 January 2015

January 30, 2015

Arizona: Voter registration forms debated in 9th

California: Lead in special election narrows | Despite lack of challengers, special election still on

Colorado: Judge throws out election claim against Castle Rock

Connecticut: Automatic absentee ballots for disabled voters

Georgia: Katrina Holbrook joins elections board | Macon-Bibb weighs in on voting precinct reductions | Elections board postpones vote on plan to cut polling stations | Bibb board wants public's help on precinct cuts| Voters moving within the state could re-register at the polls

Illinois: Judge order primary election in Campton Hills

Kansas: Kobach: Straight-ticket voting would speed up process

Maryland: Paper ballots return to Maryland elections | Lawmakers get preview of paper ballots to be used next year

Minnesota: Released felons seek voting rights | Bipartisan alliance wants to restore felon voting rights

Mississippi: Election reform bill close to dying

New Mexico: Duran not opposed to Smith voter ID bill | Lawmaker pushing teen voting in school elections

New York: Disabled call for elimination of lever voting machines | Poll worker finally paid

North Carolina: Critics of NC's voter ID law present their case in court | Fight over voter ID heads to court | BOE staff denounce firing statement

North Dakota: Student organization against voter ID legislation

Pennsylvania: County drops 5,500 from voters rolls

Tennessee: 6th Circuit finds election officials have no case

Texas: Houston voter ID activist slams DOJ in Lynch hearings | Commissioner's Court resolves vote centers

Washington: Voting Rights Act introduced

West Virginia: Bills would require photo ID to vote

Thursday, 29 January 2015

January 29, 2015

National News: Lynch pressed on voting laws at confirmation hearing

Arkansas: Benton Co. election officials eye new vote systems | Sebastian election commission elects officers

California: 2-vote lead expands to 239 in OC supervisor race | First steps suggested to start fixing beleaguered election system| Sample ballots, pamphlets cause confusion

Colorado: Bacon named VP of Colorado County Clerk's Association | Ruckus over recall timing | Bill to limit election crimes killed at Capitol

Connecticut: Greenwich school board votes to close on primary day

Georgia: Georgia NAACP opposes Bibb precinct cuts

Illinois: Chicago voter rolls hardly budge despite campaign hoopla

Indiana: New election board member OK with vote centers

Kansas: Kobach pushing bills to limit ballot withdrawals and allow straight-party voting | County clerks', elections officials' group offers college scholarships

Michigan: Bill would allow 16-year olds to pre-register

Minnesota: Simon targets voting issues | Election judge bill receives Senate committee nod

Mississippi: Man jailed after voter fraud charge violates probation

Missouri: Photo ID bill debated Tuesday in Jefferson City | Concord resident named county's director of elections

Montana: Election officials pitch online voter registration

New Hampshire: House considering bill to create residency guidelines for voters

New Mexico: Duran says she hasn't ruled out support for less stringent voter ID bill

New York: Bullet hole found in Niagara BOE site

North Carolina: Law change could cost counties | Elections chief McFadyen says claims in petition false| Ex-elections director due $47K

Ohio: Ward is promoted to warehouse supervisor

Pennsylvania: York Co. rep faces opposition against same-day registration

Tennessee: New voter handbook available online

Texas: Voter ID law confuses some local senior veterans | Harrison Co. elections office to hold deputy registrar training | Elections administrator interviews set for February

Virginia: Former Charlottesville registrar, electoral board member plead guilty

Washington: State voting rights act returns in Legislature

West Virginia: Lewis Co. commission meets to discuss voting machines | County readies for levy election | Senate bill would eliminate straight-ticket voting