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November 2010

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Nov 30, 2010

Alaska: Miller's write-in challenge faces a high hurdle  |  Alaska certifying nearly all its election results  |  Miller lawsuit to be heard in Juneau  |  Murkowski attorneys: Miller makes false claims

Arizona: First recount of a proposition to begin

California: Ojai residents seek election recount

Connecticut: Recount of Bridgeport ballots underway  |  Voter registration owes a debt to the typewriter, house numbers

Florida: Two more vie to finish Clems' term as Indiana River elections supervisor

Georgia: Weather could impact today's runoff elections  |  Slow going at the polls expected

Guam: GEC to discuss election complaints

Illinois: Miller files for recount  |  'Open primary' amendatory veto killed by Illinois House

Indiana: Panel to meet Sunday on secretary of state race  |  Recount underway in Vanderburgh County

Kansas: Election results certified, few irregularities

Louisiana: UL alumnus serving as temp secretary of state

Massachusetts: Taunton officials eye discrepancy between Election Day and precinct recount vote tallies

Michigan: Recount expected to start Tuesday

Minnesota: Banaian wins St. Cloud House recount  |  Minnesota Recount: Dayton gains 24 votes in first day  |  Governor's recount--and recounting the challenge  |  Day one results: Vote margins very close to election night  |  Long, tedious recount begins  |  Smaller Minnesota counties begin wrapping up recount  |  Minnesota begins another recount

Missouri: Board paid $1,300 for extra security on election night

New Jersey: Recoun upholds results in Linden

New York: NYC BOE is stuck in a time-warp  |  GOP doesn't consent to hand count of state Senate ballots  |  'Discrepencies' found on voting machines in 7th Senate race  |  Bishop and Altschuler whittling down challenged votes

North Carolina: Instant runoff voting count continues

Ohio: Lucas County to begin two election recounts  |  Special BOE meeting to try to resolve lawsuit

Texas: Elections administrator says accuracy better than speed

Washington: Election workers sorting ballots in recount

Monday, 29 November 2010

Nov 27-29, 2010

Alaska: Miller opposes Murkowski intervention in lawsuit

Arizona: 'Early' voting causes count delays

California: Ontario to reconsider using San Bernardino registrar of voters  |  San Leandro mayor won't challenge election, won't concede either  |  Q&A: Elections official at center of democracy for three decades  |  Recounts requested in two O.C. races  |  Election crews work weekend to finish

Colorado: Incoming secretary of state wants voters to show ID  |  Ranked choice voting push revived in Fort Collins

Connecticut: Recount could be a new vote on optical scanning  |  How the recount will take place  |  Registrar of voters sheds unused ballots

Florida: Is Palm Beach County's voting system too much paper?  |  In Pembroke Pines, a sense of deja vu

Georgia: The cost of voting in 2010: $695,645

Iowa: Secretary of state-elect plans to push for voter ID law

Kentucky: McCracken clerk seeks more voting booths for precincts

Minnesota: Recount to begin in governor's race  |  Cost of '08 recount, just 15 cents per ballot  |  Minnesota election tradition? Ready, set, recount  |  Recound redux: Ballot review beings across state today  |  Who's who in the recount

Mississippi: Look for polling changes Tuesday in Madison

Nevada: Miller says aging electronic voting machines must be replaced

North Carolina: County BOE begins instant runoff vote count

Tennessee: Ketron: County needs election administrator by Dec. 15  |  Commission hopes to move polling site to senior center

West Virginia: Natalie Tennant considers run for governor

Friday, 26 November 2010

Nov 26, 2010

Alabama: Voting Rights Act still vital, lawyers argue  |  Poll workers checks delayed

Alaska: Murkowski files motion in vote lawsuit  |  Miller criticized for vote fraud allegations

California: Riverside supervisors favor open recruitment of registrar  |  Voting method draws praise, scorn  |  Final Sonoma County votes in  |  Riverside elections office finishes ballot count

Colorado: Saguache County voting machine reviewed

Connecticut: Election results go into the record book  |  Police make arrest in Election Day murder

Georgia: In Glynn County, slow times for poll workers

Hawaii: Delivery of overseas absentee ballots explained  |  Poll workers receive stipened for service to community

Indiana: Election results impounded Wednesday

Iowa: Iowa secretary of state plans to seek re-election

Kentucky: Candidates want election results thrown out  |  Trey Grayson says he won't seek public office in 2011

Massachusetts: Voting officials say they're hamstrung  |  Mellville-Park group pushes to shift polling place

Michigan: Bay County election offiicals schedule second recount

Minnesota: Canvassing board launches recount after debating the rules  |  Felons should be invited to the polls, some election reformers say  |  County will follow secretary of state's direction on recount  |  Recount begins Monday  |  Ballot counters hoped Minnesotans learned their lessons  |  Minnesota recount, the last one, was relatively inexpensive Pew study finds  |  Odd write-in issue surfaces as St. Cloud recount nears

Mississippi: Vote fraud allegations upheld

Nevada: Voting machine age could be an issue

New York: Count continues at county BOE  |  Court to decide Congressional race outcome  |  City BOE sends letter with old voting machine directions

North Carolina: GOP candidate concedes  |  Elections board reviews ballots

Ohio: Tea party head cites flaws with voting machines

Tennessee: Steakley contesting election  |  Photo ID for voting possible this year  |  Convicted felon pleads guilty to casting votes  |  Ballot recount hearing delayed

Texas: Harris County approves purchase of $19M worth of voting machines  |  Recount and damage done, Ortiz concedes

Washington: Machine recount set for December  |  Group seeks to purge alleged 'illegals' from voter rolls, officials say no proof  |  Kitsap County closes the book on 2010 midterm

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Nov 24, 2010

Alabama: Recount set in Jefferson County

Alaska: Miller files vote-count lawsuit in state court  |  Miller's latest lawsuit pits voter intent vs. correct spelling

California: Federal voting rights cited in appointment lawsuit  |  Ballots mislaid in Indian Wells  |  O.C. election results final, but recounts still possible

Colorado: Eagle County voting runs a hard road before it's official

Connecticut: City agrees to unseal ballots for recount by Post, citizens group  |  Ballot mess raises reform questions  |  Bridgeport not among polling places being audited

Florida: Former Osceola County candidate sues over election loss  |  Two McIntosh County women charged with election violations

Illinois: Edgar County clerk Betty Kraemer set to retire

Indiana: Recount underway in St. Joseph County

Louisiana: Dardenne sworn-in

Minnesota: Report: Photo ID would not prevent voter fraud  |  Justices toss GOP lawsuit  |  State's High Court tosses GOP lawsuit  |  Charter Commission votes to adopt ranked-choice voting  |  No need for photo ID survey says

New Jersey: Recount set for Nov. 30 to Dec. 2  |  State probing election results in Patterson

New York: O'Connor to challenge votes in S. Amboy race  |  With 99 percent of votes counted, Biship reportedly holds 206-vote lead  |  Affidavits provide details of absentee ballot investigation

North Carolina: Cumberland elections board nixes call for new election  |  Elections board denies Warner's request for new election

North Dakota: Jaeger: Early voting hasn't boosted turnout

Ohio: Judicial candidate questions uncounted votes

South Carolina: Special election to come sooner than expected

Tennessee: Voting machines outnumber voters  |  Putnam County state Senate candidate contesting election  |  Election commission chair resigns

Texas: 69 votes missed in Cameron County judge's race final recount

Virginia: Voter fraud charge withdrawn against sheriff's deputy

West Virginia: State Supreme Court will take time with special election  |  W.Va. won't make quick decision on special election  |  Davis won't hear case on gubernatorial election  |  Only one city applies for vote-by-mail program

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Nov 23, 2010

Alabama: Recount set in Jefferson County

Alaska: Miller files vote-count lawsuit in state court  |  Miller's latest lawsuit pits voter intent vs. correct spelling

California: Federal voting rights cited in appointment lawsuit  |  Ballots mislaid in Indian Wells  |  O.C. election results final, but recounts still possible

Colorado: Eagle County voting runs a hard road before it's official

Connecticut: City agrees to unseal ballots for recount by Post, citizens group  |  Ballot mess raises reform questions  |  Bridgeport not among polling places being audited

Florida: Former Osceola County candidate sues over election loss  |  Two McIntosh County women charged with election violations

Illinois: Edgar County clerk Betty Kraemer set to retire

Indiana: Recount underway in St. Joseph County

Louisiana: Dardenne sworn-in

Minnesota: Report: Photo ID would not prevent voter fraud  |  Justices toss GOP lawsuit  |  State's High Court tosses GOP lawsuit  |  Charter Commission votes to adopt ranked-choice voting  |  No need for photo ID survey says

New Jersey: Recount set for Nov. 30 to Dec. 2  |  State probing election results in Patterson

New York: O'Connor to challenge votes in S. Amboy race  |  With 99 percent of votes counted, Biship reportedly holds 206-vote lead  |  Affidavits provide details of absentee ballot investigation

North Carolina: Cumberland elections board nixes call for new election  |  Elections board denies Warner's request for new election

North Dakota: Jaeger: Early voting hasn't boosted turnout

Ohio: Judicial candidate questions uncounted votes

South Carolina: Special election to come sooner than expected

Tennessee: Voting machines outnumber voters  |  Putnam County state Senate candidate contesting election  |  Election commission chair resigns

Texas: 69 votes missed in Cameron County judge's race final recount

Virginia: Voter fraud charge withdrawn against sheriff's deputy

West Virginia: State Supreme Court will take time with special election  |  W.Va. won't make quick decision on special election  |  Davis won't hear case on gubernatorial election  |  Only one city applies for vote-by-mail program

Monday, 22 November 2010

Nov 20-22, 2010

Alabama: County election officials unaware of any problems  |  Paychecks delayed for Jefferson County poll workers

Alaska: Judge says Miller ballot question belongs in state court  |  Miller wins opportunity to block vote certification

California: Election Day starts complicated process of determining winners  |  Bay Area races increase scrutiny of ranked-choice voting  |  County to consolidate polling places for January election  |  Consolidation of elections on ticket  |  Busy weekend for elections staff, final results may be in by Thanksgiving  |  GOP challenges signatures on provisional ballots  |  Intimidation alleged at some polling places

Colorado: Board brings election comlaint to BOCC  |  Election discrepencies explained

Connecticut: A few bucks for a few more ballots would have changed history  |  Election woes raise questions over Conn. elections  |  Bridgeport voting mess puts focus on local control of elections  |  Veteran registrar of voters retiring in Bozrah

Delaware: Wilmington council wants special election

Florida: Disabilities Act might force PB County to replace all voting machines by 2016  |  Escambia election officials recognized

Guam: Dems seek new election, Gutierrez-Aguon team files federal-local lawsuits

Illinois: Miller raises recount money  |  Vermillion County clerk candidate will seek recount  |  Action on voter fraud allegations yet to be taken

Indiana: Democrats file voter fraud challenge against White  |  Democrats contest White's election

Iowa: Auditor: Some satellite voting sites lack traffic

Kentucky: Coursey says only minor problems with election

Minnesota: Recount costs for rural counties irks some commissioners  |  Republicans aim to change recount ground rules  |  Minnesota election law: Clarity chased by confusion  |  Once again Minn. heads back for ballot count  |  How does ranked-choice voting work?  |  County looks to replace ballot-counting equipment  |  Counties, Dayton and Ritchie file documents refuting Emmers' claim

Missouri: Election board didn't vote on hiring security firm

New Jersey: Eatontown to undergo Election Day recount

New York: State finds no flaws with voting machines  |  Lost voting machine in 60th Senate race  |  Dems mull recount in 60th

North Dakota: More than a third of voters cast ballots before Election Day

Ohio: Board of elections receives settlement from Diebold  |  Election official suspended

Oklahoma: Voter group says law could create barrier

Pennsylvania: Swearing on Bible may have been inappropriate

Texas: Did straight-ticket voting affect Victoria County election?  |  Elecions chief in unchartered waters  |  Cameron County elections chief speaks out  |  Poll workers allege wrong-doing in judge's race

West Virginia: Howell: Constitution clear, state should hold special election  |  Citizen action group files suit to hold special election  |  W.Va. succession process a rarity among states  |  Municipal leaders oppose November special election

Wisconsin: Men deserve voting rights hear, judge says

Friday, 19 November 2010

Oct 19, 2010

National News: 10 years after Bush v. Gore, new concerns about voting

Alabama: Official: 71 voters received 'bad' ballots

Alaska: Alaska race may make for a long eletion night

Arkansas: Voting machines cause problems in Benton County

California: Fresno County candidate levels voting rights charges  |  Ranked-choice voting: Easy as 123

Connecticut: The race for secretary of state  |  Vote with a click?

Florida: Elections office is 'steady and busy'  |  Palm Beach County early voting 'piece of cake,' nothing like 2008  |  Flu shots offered at early voting sites  |  First day of early voting begins without major problems

Georgia: Kemp: I kept promises in office

Indiana: Marion County tests voting machines  |  White seeks donations to air ads in secretary of state race  |  Early voting sites open with future on the line

Kansas: Candidates differ on voter ID question  |  Rally to protect voting rights of mentally ill

Massachusetts: Supreme Court won't hear challenges to Massachusetts' ban on voting by felony inmates  |  Supreme Court rejects Massachusetts felons' voting rights challenge  |  Accessibility solution sought for historic polling place

Michigan: Polling place improvement grant helps community

Minnesota: Secretary of state race highlighted

New York: Mark where? Small print ballots a big concern  |  Fiery church crash forces change of polling place  |  Building ranks of young voters and poll workers

Rhode Island: Secretary of state candidates spar in debate

South Carolina: South Carolina not an early voter state  |  Voting machines met with growing suspicion  |  Federal government to watch voting

Texas: Increased absentee, early voting demand  |  Early voting pleasant surprise  |  Impatient early voters could miss wet/dry ballot  |  Some Harris County early voters upset by poll watchers

Virginia: Virginia Beach to forgo use of laptops at polls on Nov. 2

West Virginia: Election violation charge against Observer dismissed

Wisconsin: Attorney argues vote fraud laws stacked against blacks

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Nov 18, 2010

Alaska: Alaska is not Florida  |  Murkowski claims victory in Alaska

Arkansas: Benton County OKs election changes

California: Vote count tight, messy in AG race  |  AG candidates monitor tally closely  |  State GOP will go after Contra Costa election officials

Colorado: Over votes the latest wrinkle in House race  |  Final election results expected by Friday

Connecticut: Two weeks after election, Bridgeport voters still frustrated

Florida: Clay County elections office has massive rebate for county  |  Commissioner to be arraigned for voter fraud  |  Clem saw a lot of change during 14 years as elections supervisor  |  Interview with Palm Beach County elections supervisor

Georgia: Secretary of state to create election reform panel  |  Twiggs election case referred to AG

Guam: Gutierrez camp begins review of registration lists in preparation for lawsuit

Indiana: Recounting of ballots delayed

Iowa: Mosiman named to secretary of state's transition team

Maine: Nader loses election tampering lawsuit

Massachusetts: Town meeting backs giving voting rights to noncitizens

Minnesota: GOP sues gubernatorial race claiming discrepancies in ballots  |  GOP asks high court to act before recount  |  County's ballots headed to Madison for recount

New Jersey: Recounts set for South Amboy, Linden elections

New York: In tight local races, focus is on absentee ballots  |  Dem cries foul after Republican question's his father's absentee ballot  |  New wrinkle in Senate race  |  Cumo asks court to expedite Senate election challenges  |  Addabbo seeks to increase ballot type size  |  New York ranks last in voter turnout

North Carolina: Recounts underway, Warner calls for new election  |  Polston files protest alleging votes cast illegally

Tennessee: Board delays search for elections administrator

Texas: Birdwell files photo ID measure  |  Fraser files photo ID measure  |  No criminal wrongdoing found in recount

West Virginia: Vote calls rise

Wisconsin: Voting in schools is a tradition, but is it safe

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Nov 17, 2010

Alabama: Election officials plan recount

Alaska: Sitkan sees no wrongdoing in Fairbanks precinct  |  Miller gets access to some voter registers  |  Judge denies AFN in election lawsuit  |  State to provide Miller with voter rolls

Arkansas: Voters, candidates no-shows for testing, elections coordinator not surprised

California: Activist gets probation for voter fraud  |  Riverside names acting registrar  |  Registrar continues to count remaining absentees  |  Tally of provisional ballots underway

Colorado: No election results change in El Paso County with count of provisionals

Connecticut: Complaints fly before Election Day panel; answers harder to come by  |  Bridgeport decides to keep controversial election-day ballots away from audit  |  Local polling places picked for audit

Florida: Indian River elections supervisor resigns, citing health

Iowa: Republican Doug Struyk named to secretary of state post

Maryland: Race hinges on final ballots

Massachusetts: Northampton likely to have special election with one candidate

Minnesota: Little change after Hennepin County vote review  |  State GOP drops gubernatorial election data lawsuit

New Jersey: No proof jury tainted in ongoing voter fraud trial  |  FBI investigates New Brunswick primary election

New York: New voting machines questioned in tight races  |  Senate seat may be undecided for months  |  Dems call for hand-count in 60th state senate race  |  Consolidating voting sites discussed  |  Commissioners offer solutions to Election Day problems

North Carolina: Canvas doesn't change election outcome  |  Vote investigations in Madison and Yancey  |  'Instant' court of appeals decision takes a while

Ohio: Judge denies Wilson's vote request  |  Cost of early voting sites divides Summit elections board  |  Board of elections hopes to find answers to budget problems

Oklahoma: Voter ID measure challenged  |  League of Women Voters sues to stop voter ID  |  Henry sets special election date

Tennessee: Two election commissioners resign in pension snafu  |  Pies from the polling place

Texas: Arguments hearing in Boerne election feud  |  Early voting catching on in Bexar

Vermont: Recount set in race divided by 1 vote

Virginia: Despite delays, voters should remain 'confident in the proces'

West Virginia: New way to cast ballots in Morgantown  |  Kanawha wants new satellite voting rules  |  Succession questions remain, answers unlikely till January  |  City council considers a vote-by-mail system

Wisconsin: Area election recounts continue