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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Oct 27, 2010

National News: Poll watching efforts draw scrutiny  |  Tea party vow to fight fraud called scare tactic

Alabama: Former Pike County commissioner pleads guilty to voter fraud

Alaska: Early voters pour into Alaska election offices  |  DOE explains why write-in list at polls is necessary

Arizona: Appeals court strikes down voter ID law

Arkansas: Ballot problems for some voters in St. Francis County  |  Discovery of bomb at polling site in spring prompts warning

California: Secretary of state candidates vie for votes  |  Early voting stations ready for Saturday  |  Monterey County residents request more mail-in ballots, but returns slow  |  Los Angeles to consider election reforms  |  New machines move mail ballots faster  |  Contra Costa sample and mail ballots omitted key race  |  Elections office mailing thousands of corrected ballots  |  Election workers gear up

Colorado: Secretary of state race focused on elections  |  Boulder voters given wrong ballot lanugage on tax question

Connecticut: Candidates for secretary discuss elections  |  Secretary of state says WWE garb OK at polls

Florida: Foreclosed and out of your home? You can still vote

Georgia: 234 Fulton ballots sent out incorrectly--twice  |  Error sends out triple absentee ballots

Hawaii: Overseas troops can vote for free

Idaho: Kootenai County ballots returned postage due

Illinois: Possible glitch with vote-by-mail system  |  Absentee ballot concern a 'non-issue'  |  Representative calls for hearing on military ballots

Indiana: Under investigation, White's lead grows  |  Increased workload to blame

Iowa: Voting: No assistance required  |  Do Black Hawk officials really count absentee ballots?

Kansas: Checking Shawnee County machines before election

Massachusetts: Campbell seeks election law reform in bid for secretary

Michigan: Secretary of state candidates get lost in the fight  |  Election officials on guard to prevent voting problems

Minnesota: 34 more face vote fraud charges

Montana: Missoula fairgrounds open Saturday to serve voters

Nebraska: Rules restrict activity near polling places

Nevada: Probe launched into allegations of early voting irregularities  |  County denies voting machine problems  |  Recount process not unknown to candidates

New Mexico: U.S. Attorney appoints election officer  |  Historical quirk causes confusion in La Union voting

New York: New York City fires elections chief  |  Polling place in Messianic building changed

North Carolina: Double take: Touch-screen voting machines cast doubts with some voters  |  Gaps in voter registration process raising concerns  |  Behavior of GOP poll observers criticized

North Dakota: Absentee voters up for sale

Ohio: Federal observers to monitor county polls

Oklahoma: Should you have to show ID to vote?

Pennsylvania: 600 absentee requests tossed  |  County commission asked to ban firearms at polling places

South Carolina: Florence election commission catches up on absentee backlog  |  Can we count on machines?

Texas: Class held for poll watchers, Dems say could be intimidation  |  Campaign signs cause traffic hazards at polling sites  |  Texas says wearing Gadsden flag is not electioneering

Vermont: Secretary of state candidates air differences in debate

Virginia: Date change expected to boost turnout for township  |  Virginia's computerized voter verification system running slowly

Washington: Camera lets you see your ballot being counted

West Virginia: Kanawha voting machine breaks down during test

Wisconsin: Brown County seeks $600K for voting machine upgrades