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August 2011

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Monday, 15 August 2011

Aug 13-15, 2011

National News: Justice Dept. walks a line on redistricting

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint elections board chairman outlines steps to move ahead

Arizona: Judge rules recall election can move forward

California: New primary system could shake up California politics  |  Yolo County tries all-mail voting pilot project

Colorado: Gonzles orders Meyers to produce ballots  |  Pitkin County may need Spanish ballots  |  Judge sides with secretary of state over Saguache County ballots

Florida: Supervisor of elections receives golden image award  |  New Riverview elections office aims to ease pressure

Illinois: No action taken at elections board special meeting

Indiana: Elections board gives needed final approval to switch to vote centers

Kansas: Election officials want Kobach to wait on citizenship requirement

Michigan: Muskegon County clerk, NAACP host voter education forum

Minnesota: Failed recall vote cost $113,500

New York: Chautaugua County will redo its bid for ballots  |  Cape Vincent law illegal, officials say  |  Special prosecutor defends role

North Carolina: Voter fraud arrests fuel voter ID debate

Ohio: Richland County elections board members take a pay cut  |  Stainbrook allies hired for board of elections

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico edges closer to U.S. voting rights

South Carolina: County voting records absent from state audit

Tennessee: Three losing candidates may contest election results

Texas: Vet ID holders cannot vote?

Washington: Primary election returns slow so far

West Virginia: Clarksburg receives loan for new voting machines

Wisconsin: Educating voters regarding new voter ID law  |  Recalls let clerks test new voting rules

Friday, 12 August 2011

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Aug 11, 2011

California: Study shows identity rhetoric increases voter turnout

Colorado: Pitkin County may need bilingual ballots

Delaware: Governor vetoes part of municipal election reform law

Florida: Satellite offices to open  |  Supervisor and assistant work last election

Illinois: Voting changes could prove costly to Peoria taxpayers

Indiana: ID scanners might speed-up process

Maine: Thomaston wants same-day voter registration  |  Former secretary of state Dan Gwadosky dies at 57

Maryland: Mt. Airy council discussing changes to its election cycle

Massachusetts: Photo ID requirement proposed for all Mass. voters  |  Putting voter ID on the ballot

Michigan: Saginaw County: No way to community pleas of more election dollars

Mississippi: Sheriff seeks examination of Hinds primary ballots

Nevada: Judge fines ACORN $5K for voter registration scheme  |  Secretary of state seeks $539K to pay counties for special election

New Jersey: GOP freeholder battle heads to court  |  Witnesses to testify in Morris County freeholder election dispute

New York: Essex County to get absentee ballot lock box  |  State considers moving up primary election

Ohio: Former Butler County elections chief pleads guilty

Pennsylvania: Election officials confirm job threats

South Carolina: Toccoa, Stephens County approve municipal elections agreement

Tennessee: Losing candidate says prisoners voted in council election

Texas: Medina County voting going paperless  |  County hears plan to aid efficiency at voting booth

West Virginia: Mineral polling locations to charge more rent

Wisconsin: Paper jam causes malfunction in ballot machine

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Aug 10, 2011

California: Riverside County promotes mail voting to speed vote count  |  San Luis Obispo considers mail-only for annex vote

Colorado: Weld County awaits federal decision on providing bilingual ballots  |  Bilingual voting materials near OK  |  Denver preps for mail-in eleciton

District of Columbia: DC GOP demands elections board chair

Florida: Election law approved, except for most controversial provisions  |  Scott weighs-in as DOJ approves parts of elections law  |  County tables relocation plan  |  Citrus County polling precincts reduced for coming election cycle

Indiana: Lake GOP hopes to replace elections attorney this week  |  Commissioners approve switch to vote centers

Louisiana: Poll worker error led to incorrect ballot style  |  Secretary of state race is heating up

Maine: Rhetoric heats up in Maine people's veto move

Mississippi: Hinds Dems close vote certification meeting

Nevada: New polling locations for Washoe County voters

New York: St. Lawrence County consolidates polling places

Ohio: Love wins in contest for next voting sticker

Oklahoma: Costly city-run elections feared  |  Few voters cast ballots in Tulsa election

South Carolina: Richland, Colleton had most 2010 ballot problems

Tennessee: Early voting for runoffs could be downtown only  |  Former elections administrator Steve Conrad dies

Texas: County appoints elections officials  |  Dallas-area counties face struggle to hold both primary runoffs and local elections

Virginia: County registrar completes education program

Wisconsin: Ballot machine malfunction delays voters in Fond du Lac  |  Voters greeted by long lines  |  Former teacher offers rides to DMV for IDs  |  Slow returns in Waukesha

Tuesday, 09 August 2011

Aug 09, 2011

Alabama: County to close six voting places, add three

Arizona: Rulling in Russell Pearce recall hearing expected this week

California: Suspected ballot thief refuses to take mental competency test  |  Plaque dedicated to champion of voter registration  |  Yamada touts mail-only ballot legislation signed by governor  |  Brown endorses popular vote bill for California

Colorado: Odd election year already has some voters confused

District of Columbia: West to step down as DC elections board chair

Florida: Halyburton announces retirement

Georgia: State board closes election case against Cowesta County

Louisiana: Tucker candidacy for secretary of state draws fire

Maine: Mainers likely to have say in election-day registration

Mississippi: Hosemann looks to fix election problems

New Jersey: Voting devices re-evaluated in county

New York: McInerney arrested in Troy vote fraud case

North Carolina: Fall primary will have fewer voting sites

Ohio: Two fired from elections board staff  |  Fair Elections Ohio aims to overturn election-reform law  |  County may reduce precincts

Oklahoma: Elections board enjoys new space  |  Tuesday's special election will require voters to bring ID

Pennsylvania: Vote fraud investigation continues

South Carolina: Some rally against voter ID law  |  Another forum set on voter ID law

Tennessee: State pilot program seeks to reduce time spent in driver's centers

Texas: Grant voter fraud trial rescheduled for third time

Washington: Machines make voting easier for those with disabilities

Wisconsin: Clerks prepare for recall elections  |  Clerks ready for heavy turnout for recall elections  |  Mailing confuses some Glendale voters

Monday, 08 August 2011

Aug 06-08, 2011

National News: Dems, GOP cite '65 law in remapping fight

California: Irony for Riverside County elections chief  |  Mental status of ballot thief to be determined  |  Ballot changes mean voter education push

Colorado: Spanish ballots required in 16 counties

Florida: Debate rages over Florida's election law

Idaho: Kootenai County making effort to verify every voter registration

Illinois: McLean County fair exhibit offers history of elections

Kentucky: Grimes, Johnson spar over homeless voters issue

Maine: Same-day registration supporters turn in signatures

Massachusetts: Framingham may get hands-on with new voting system

Minnesota: Long-time volunteers retire after two decades of service

Mississippi: Hinds vote count incomplete  |  Hinds County election officials find another ballot box  |  Problems continue with Hinds ballot count  |  Election results could be headed to court  |  Hinds County ballots counted, awaiting certification

New York: Inmates now counted at home address for redistricting

Ohio: New procedures for absentee ballots  |  Shorter lines possible for Warren County absentee voters

Oregon: Mark Hatfield dies

Pennsylvania: Voter photo ID opponents allege agenda

South Carolina: South Carolina groups ask Justice Dept. to block voter ID law  |  Spokesman: Governor proud of new voter ID law  |  Municiaplities consider handing over elections to county

Texas: Cities and school board forced to change election procedures

Virginia: New voter registration cards are headed to homes  |  Many Stafford voter cards contain errors  |  Attention Culpepper voters: Changes galore to elections  |  County to open poll for one voter  |  Manassas Park granted bailout by three federal judges

Wisconsin: Voter IDs not required for August elections  |  Group files complaint, says opponents intimidating voters