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November 2010

Tuesday, 02 November 2010

Nov 02, 2010

National News: Scattered snags reported in midterm balloting  |  Electronic voting machine problems raise early concerns  |  Voting goes smoothly, drama expected during counting

Alabama: Election officials make sure every vote is counted despite ballot issues  |  Pencils causing problems for some voters

California: Absentee ballots 'smudge' snafu needs erasers  |  Counties report smooth voting so far  |  SD registrar says voting running smoothly  |  Oakland voters flock to the polls, struggle with ranked-choice voting  |  LA County: Voting inspector in jail? No. But deceased candidate is truly in the running  |  Rancho Cucamonga polling place without ballots on election morning

Delaware: O'Donnell campaign rallying violates election code

District of Columbia: Watermain break halts electronic voting at Brookland elementary school  |  Democracy can be hard

Florida: Election Day armed guards greet voters at some Lee County polls  |  Early voting not for everybody--some like the tradition of Election Day  |  Despite sign gitch at Boynton precinct, most report voting is 'smooth'

Georgia: Voting glitch caused 20 minute delay

Hawaii: Polls openwith little difficulty, voting underway

Idaho: Photo ID requirement may slow voting process

Illinois: Incorrect ballots might have gone out in La Grange

Louisiana: Steady turnout, few glitches characterize Election Day in Louisiana so far

Maryland: Montgomery County firefighters intimidate voters  |  Voting machine glitch worries GOP candidate  |  Voting steady in Washington County with no glitches reported

Minnesota: Minor problems reported with counting machines  |  Long lines were the story of the morning  |  Voting machine failure in Olmstead County

Mississippi: Early problems reported at Mississippi election polls  |  Hosemann's office taking calls for election questions  |  Ballot, voting machine problems vex some voters  |  Jammed voting machine replaced in Gulfport

Missouri: Missouri officials work to resolve election computer glitch  |  Partisan sparring over computer trouble plaguing Missouri's voter database  |  Lack of state database slows voting in Greene County  |  St. Louis County reports a few aggressive Republican 'challengers'  |  Judge: No major problems on Election Day

Montana: Election officials report smooth voting at polls

Nevada: High volunes but smooth sailing in morning voting

New York: Election hiccups  |  E-voting in New York: So far, so good  |  Staten Island voters say new machines are easy to use  |  New Yorkers have no 'major' complaints on voting after primary 'screw-up'  |  Paper ballots hit or miss with voters

North Carolina: Unnamed poll books caused delays in Surry County  |  Democrats: Police checkpoint may have suppressed turnout  |  Wrong ballots issued to 2 New Hanover County precincts  |  High turnout surprises poll official on North College Road  |  Minor problems reoprted during balloting  |  School lockdown highlights reported voting problems

Ohio: In-person voting going smoothly  |  Voting going smoothly in area

Oklahoma: Bryan County voters get bad info

Pennsylvania: New Black Panther Party seen at polling places  |  No-show election judge shuts West View polling place

Rhode Island: Voters encouncter problems at North Providence polling station

Tennessee: Voting underway in Blount County

Texas: Software glitches cuase delays at Collin County polling places  |  Voting fraud claims fly in South Texas  |  Power restored to voting locations  |  Ballot 'bleed-thru' not a problem, election official says  |  Voting machine problems delayed start at Lindale Senior Center  |  Voting running smoothly on Election Day  |  No major snafus reported at polls

Utah: Computer glitch causes problems for some voters in Utah County

Virginia: Officials: Minor problems at polls; voter turnout steady  |  Bedford County voting machine glitches may delay ballot count  |  Electronic poll check-in books debut across Va.  |  Minor glitches, parking problems at polling places

West Virginia: No major issues as WV voters go to polls

Wisconsin: Heavy voter turnout causing problems

Monday, 01 November 2010

Oct 30-Nov 01, 2010

National News: Conservative groups step-up presence at polls across U.S.  |  More than 400 Election Day monitors to be deployed  |  More voting headaches ahead?  |  Partisan armies amass for recounts  |  Election fraud charges swirl even before Election Day

Technology News: Paperless e-voting concerns overblown say officials

Overseas News: Overseas voters rock the vote with online tools  |  States under pressure to mail military ballots

Alaska: Alaska Supreme Court hears arguments on write-in lists  |  Supreme Court allows write-in lists to be shown upon request  |  Senate write-in vote could delay results for weeks  |  Alaska voting forecast: Chance of count chaos

Arizona: Feds will monitor some Arizona polls  |  Outside the Pinal County elections department  |  Recorder: Latest allegations of voter fraud also false  |  Second lawsuit filed over what Arizona voters may wear to the polls

California: Riverside County lands on federal watch list  |  Observers to monitor polls in 2 counties  |  Thousands of ballots hold error on Prop 23  |  County abuzz as 20K mail-in votes get tallied  |  Absentee ballot misprint discovered  |  LA may experiment with vote-by-mail push  |  Election workers get ready  |  Voting changes extend election season  |  Mail-in ballots change long traditions

Colorado: Democratic volunter accused of voter fraud  |  Recount looms for Colorado officials with tight U.S. Senate race  |  Election Day is looming

Connecticut: Ballots in 4 towns will be double sided

Delaware: Disabilities Law Program to monitor accessibility of voting sites

Florida: PBC schools clear out for Election Day  |  Judge says Sarasota vote recount unnecessary  |  Razor-close governor's race triggers fear of recount, memories of 2000

Georgia: Debate over Georgia's paperless e-voting process continues

Illinois: Woman to cast her first ballot at age 80  |  Attorney general to watch for fraud

Indiana: Carroll County clerk resigns  |  BMV expands hours to provide voter IDs

Iowa: Machines help make voting easy, accessible  |  Last day of early voting draws crowds to Long Lines

Kansas: Heated debate in secretary of state race  |  Kansas has hottest secretary of state race in country  |  Kobach slips on voting claim

Louisiana: Rapides Parish early voting totals are up  |  Schools make changes for Election Day voting

Maryland: Early voting draws 219K voters

Massachusetts: Poll-watchers keep eyes out for fraud

Michigan: Candidates for secretary of state  |  Americans overseas can cast votes easier, faster

Minnesota: Simple act of voting is no longer simple  |  One woman, one vote, wrong ballot  |  Secretary of state candidates worried about double voting  |  Group provides consistency for rejecting, accepting absentee ballots

Mississippi: Questions about fairness for Hinds County elections

Nebraska: Stewart seeks secretary of state post

New Hampshire: Attorney General warns of online voting scam

New Jersey: Attorney General to send staffers to counties to help with elections

New Mexico: Voter registration form tampering reported  |  Election officials bar tea party gear from polls

New York: Dutchess election chiefs demonstrate new voting machines  |  Dutchess expects long but smooth day at the polls  |  Election should be 'smoother than primary  |  Rockland board hopes changes bolster voter privacy, speed election resutls  |  In case of 'screw-up' Tweet or call  |  Election Day to be true test of county's new electronic system  |  Optical scan voting begins

North Carolina: GOP files suit against use of touch-screen voting machines  |  Judge orders additional instruction for touch-screen voting machines  |  New allegation of voting machine malfunctions  |  Election system questioned  |  Touch-screen voters in North Carolina will get an alert  |  Election workers threatened  |  Spreadsheet will tally instant-runoff votes

Ohio: Legislator, Franklin County clerk vie for top state election official  |  Absentee voting high  |  Officals expect smooth Election Day

Oklahoma: State question 746

Pennsylvania: Bucks County elections board will count absentee ballots at its office  |  Volunteers examine rejected ballots

Rhode Island: When it comes to voting, R.I. keeps late hours  |  Feds will be watching for election fraud

South Carolina: Voting machines under fire as general election draws near  |  Ins and outs of placing your vote

Tennessee: Seven make case to be Davidson County election administrator  |  Clouds but no rain expected on Election Day

Texas: Early voting closes in Harris County with record turnout  |  Voter assistance perplexes election administrators  |  Election Day preparations hit roadblock  |  Feds on the lookout for voter abuse in Lubbock  |  New voters need an ID

Virginia: State board of elections: Computer problems won't affect Election Day

Washington: Parties set for recounts, protests

Wisconsin: Brown County Clerk: Time to replace voting machines  |  Poll access improving for disabled  |  Milwaukee task force to monitor election