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March 2011

Friday, 18 March 2011

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Mar 16, 2011

Arizona: Senators vote to produce government documents in English only

California: SF ranked-choice foe gets rough reception  |  Governor sets date for special election to replace Harman  |  42K outstanding ballots remain to be counted in LA council race

Colorado: Meyer denies Gessler access to ballots  |  Aspen to require photo ID at the polls  |  SOS to review ballots from Saguache election  |  SOS, clerks battle over Saguache ballots

District of Columbia: Schwartz nixes D.C. elections board seat  |  Patterson fails to qualify for D.C. ballot, Mara survives

Florida: Citing costs and turnout, Palm Coast approves voting and election-cycle changes

Illinois: New judge eto hear lawsuit about county clerk recount

Indiana: Staff shake-up at secretary of state  |  Polling places in St. Joseph County approved

Maryland: City wants to Facebook elections

Minnesota: Paper trail: Photo ID fiscal notes  |  Sen. Kelash: Where's funding for voter photo ID coming from?

Nebraska: City to pay $355,504 for recall

New Jersey: Walton sworn in to elections board

New Mexico: Committee blocks Brown's voter ID bill  |  Duran reveals possible voter fraud

New York: Pols push to hold primaries in June

North Carolina: Voter ID bill fuels passion and questions  |  City attorney: Council's early vote poll wasn't official  |  Officials spend about $2.5M on new offices for election board

Ohio: Board of elections OKs $89K service contract  |  Poll worker's hiring drawing opposition  |  17-year olds may vote in Lorain, Elyria primaries

Rhode Island: Lawmakers focus on election laws

Texas: The panhandle prepares for elections

Virginia: K.G. seeking voting variance

West Virginia: Voting bill receives mixed reactions  |  Legislature changes early voting time  |  Some still question cost of satellite voting

Wisconsin: Clerks brace for costs of potential recall elections

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Monday, 14 March 2011

Mar 12-14, 2011

National News: http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/rules-of-the-game/voting-the-rising-degree-of-difficulty-20110313

U.S. Virgin Islands: Board of elections will close Harris Court poll

California: County clerk cites 'human error' for ballot miscalculation  |  $15.85-a-vote special election criticized

Colorado: Meyers explains missing ballot stubs  |  Aspen election group discusses ballot transparency

Connecticut: Kane supports online voting for millitary personnel

Florida: Caragiulo wins after recount, Clapp wants ballot review  |  Anti-fraud unit ready for Miami recall election  |  Lawsuit seeks to block results of mayor's race

Illinois: County preps for upcoming April election  |  Appointments lag to state board of elections  |  April 5 election goes electric

Indiana: White pleads not guilty  |  White's second in command quits  |  Secretary of state speaks out after indictment  |  Voting centers not coming to Vigo County

Kansas: Legislator offers 'voter ID light' bill  |  Kansas Senators review alternative to Kobach bill

New Jersey: Senate panel OKs bill to cut election posts  |  Bill would streamline county election posts to save costs

New Mexico: Plenty of contention, but no solution yet in debate over voter ID

North Carolina: Lawmakers to take up voter ID  |  High court upholds ballot access law

Ohio: Polling places, sign changes may come

South Carolina: Sumter nonprofit warns against requiring photo IDs to vote

Tennessee: Steakley files new complaint  |  Burns could be next town to move election  |  Polk readies for voter verification, redistricting  |  New appeal filed over August vote

Virginia: Manassas Park seeks control over voting process  |  Police chief on panel advocating for restoration of felons' rights

Wisconsin: Voter ID bill sparks concern

Friday, 11 March 2011

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Mar 10, 2011

California: SF ranked-choice voting confusing, poll says  |  Vote by mail tally reaffirms election results  |  Accessibility to Cerritos polling places questioned

Colorado: Voter registration loophole causes concern  |  Gessler wants to purge voter database

Florida: Election recount set for Friday  |  Q&A with Vicki Cannon, Nassau County's supervisor of elections  |  Florida Republicans make it harder for ex-felons to vote  |  Low turnout makes election expensive

Georgia: Battle continues for elections board

Indiana: Where is Secretary of State Charlie White?

Kansas: Senate committee hears from supporters of voter ID  |  Senate panel hears claims of voter fraud from poll worker

Kentucky: Election worker retires after 50 years

Maine: Lawmakers presses for election changes

Michigan: Two polling places relocate

New Jersey: Another day without a verdict in AC vote fraud case  |  Borough will have one polling place

New York: Election changes could be costly  |  Three villages will switch to fall voting  |  Redlich sues elections board over narrow ballot loss  |  Orange County DAs office reviewing voter-fraud case  |  Cuoma sets May 24 for special election  |  New bill ensures service members votes count

North Carolina: Early voting changes coming to Greensboro

Ohio: Three ask for consideration as deputy director

South Carolina: Bluffton council moves to reclaim election control

Tennessee: House Republicans advance bill to kill voter confidence act

Wisconsin: Special election will have voters in one location  |  State works on overseas election ballots

Wednesday, 09 March 2011

Mar 09, 2011

Alaska: Felon voting rights bill passes first committee

Arizona: Scottsdale pair indicted on 15 counts of voter fraud  |  Tucson councilman proposes vote-by-mail election in 2011

California: Turnout increases in Redondo's first all-mail election  |  Meet poll inspector Nick Garcia

Colorado: Another voter ID bill pushed  |  County clerk responds to secretary of state non-citizen voter claim  |  Bill would require proof of citizenship to vote  |  Secretary of state: More than 11K registered voters may not be citizens  |  Secretary of state seeks approval to cross-check voter rolls for non-citizens

Florida: Curbside voting discontinued, not legal  |  Runoff and recount in Sarasota  |  Recount ordered in St. Pete's mayoral race  |  Waiting for West Palm Beach  |  Voting continues to be a no-waiting experience

Georgia: County requests election changes  |  Battle continues for elections board

Indiana: White faces inquiry over handling of own case

Kentucky: Former Clay officials get long sentences in vote-buying case

Minnesota: Voter fraud allegations made anew

New Hampshire: Senate weighs requiring voters to have photo ID  |  Panel to hold voter fraud hearing

New Jersey: Jury in Atlantic City vote fraud case deliberating  |  Butler, Waddington reappointed to board of elections

New Mexico: Voter ID bill as good as dead, committee chairwoman says

New York: Some villages can use old voting machines into 2012

North Carolina: Greensboro won't have citywide early voting locations this year

Ohio: Polivka can serve on elections board

Pennsylvania: Bipartisanship in Bucks County  |  Three judges to sit as elections board

Tennessee: New voting machines nixed  |  County balks at paying for more voting machines  |  New paper ballot system to be postponed due to lack of funds

Texas: Voter ID bill likely to become law in Texas  |  Cameron County elections administrator keeps job  |  City council ruling affects voting locations

Virginia: Paper trail  |  1,100 felons regain rights

Wisconsin: Going nowhere for a while? Taylor wants absentee ballot

Tuesday, 08 March 2011

Monday, 07 March 2011

Mar 05-07, 2011

National News: Presidential primaries fight for 2012 recognition  |  In states, parties clash over voter ID, where college students can vote

Alabama: Man honored for defense of voting rights

Alaska: Legislation may restore felons' voting rights sooner

Arizona: Fraud allegations in South Tucson early voting

California: Recall election gets more expensive

Connecticut: No excuse absentee voting creates problems

Florida: Palm Beach County's elections overhaul to start with faster updates online  |  Tuesday's election costly, few voters likely to show up  |  Elections office waiting to hear from voters  |  Lakeland elections may be tweaked

Georgia: Extended early voting begins

Indiana: Lake isn't ready for vote centers this spring  |  Charlie White investigation  |  Prosecution of White could be difficult  | No sign of White at office

Kansas: Canvass doesn't change city election results

Kentucky: Former judge-executive guilty of vote buying

Maine: Voter ID bill slated to advance  |  UM student government decries bill to require photo ID for voting

Massachusetts: Cambridge election appeal to be heard  |  Newton voters could see precinct changes for 2012 elections

Missouri: Nixon replaces three members of St. Louis elections board

Nebraska: Secretary of state says all-mail elections drawing higher turnout

New Jersey: AC vote fraud trial goes to jury

New York: Bill extends time before special elections

North Carolina: Pitt County seeks election change

Ohio: Giavasis becomes official memeber of elections board  |  Elections board requests precinct consolidations to save money

Oklahoma: Challenge to voter ID measure belongs in Oklahoma, judge rules

South Carolina: Some voters' precincts could change

Tennessee: Putnam County November elections valid, DA says  |  Election admin applicant accused of conflict of interest  | Sharp selected as new elections administrator in Hawkins County  |  Knox election panel may see job swap  |  Voter confidence act delayed again

Texas: Commissioners asked to combine voting precincts  |  Council selects polling sites, makes no changes to voting precincts

Virginia: Iconic election official retires after 50 years

Washington: Senate slams door on Pierces' poll-site voting  |  Could be the end of the ballot box  |  Senate passes statewide mail-in ballot bill  |  Senate approves legislation to help military and overseas voters

Wisconsin: Senate passes voter ID requirement