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November 2011

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

November 30, 2011

California: Occupy San Diego activist arrested over voter registration table | La Puente selects former city manager to run election

Colorado: Aspen election commission punts request to view ballots

Connecticut: Wilton selected to perform post-election audit

Florida: Florida lawmakers subpoenaed in elections lawsuit

Indiana: Vote center vote likely Thursday | Council OKs town hall use as early voting satellite center

Iowa: Auditor: Send in absentee ballots without delay

Louisiana: St. Bernard Parish election may continue forward

Maryland: Talbot council offers funding to keep three polling places open

Massachusetts: Gov. Patrick wants 2012 primary date changed to avoid conflict

Montana: Missoula disagrees with moving mail processing

Ohio: Board certifies general election results in Lorain County | Summit County elections board requests nearly double its recommended budget | Coin flip breaks Mahoning County tie vote | Board of elections asks for more money

Oklahoma: Court orders voter ID challenge moved to OKC

Pennsylvania: Hayes officially files for recount | Fayette commissioner candidate wants 26 rejected ballots allowed

South Carolina: Greenville voter intimidation case thrown out

South Dakota: Elections board spars with Gant

U.S. Virgin Islands: Committee approves elections bill, but with a lot of language removed

Utah: Salt Lake County to accommodate Spanish-language voters

Washington: Political parties challenge top-2 primary in federal appeals court | Recounts needed in pair of council races

West Virginia: Redistricting plan to cost $462K for Raleigh

Wisconsin: Universities prepare for voter ID law

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

November 29, 2011

National: Parties contest election-monitoring techniques

Connecticut: Weston officials blast state's election audit

Florida: Probe finds 'unscrupulous' absentee-voting practices in Miami-Dade ALF

Georgia: College Park election stolen, challenger claims | Election challenge move to courtroom this week

Indiana: Duneland seeks absentee voting location

Massachusetts: Ward 3 ballot recount pegged for Thursday | Primary may overlap with Dem. Convention | Flanagan fires election commissioner

Michigan: Board of canvassers approves Genesee Township recount

Missouri: Cape County approves buying 33 voting machines

New Jersey: School board voices concern over proposal to cut voting machines

New York: Schnectady one step closer to knowing next mayor | Mayor's race before Supreme Court | Creating user-friendly ballots | Election commissioner arraigned on misdemeanors

Ohio: Wrong voting tally nearly OK'd | Huggins releases statement regarding city voting probe

Oklahoma: Election changes on horizon

Pennsylvania: Two Monroe County races decided by random ping pong ball drawing

South Carolina: Beaufort County might consolidate GOP primary polling places to save money

Tennessee: Community forum helps explain voter ID | State issues more than 6,300 photo IDs for voting since July 1

Texas: Joint elections to be pursued in Lubbock County

Washington: Coin toss could decide Kahlotus County race

Wisconsin: GOP uses obscure law to submit lists of preferred poll workers

Monday, 28 November 2011

November 24-28, 2011

Alabama: Alabama backs Shelby County in Voting Rights Act appeal

Arizona: Redistricting delays produce uncertainty | Delays leave state's elections 'up in the air'

California: How ranked-choice voting silenced 31,500 voters | LWV registers high schoolers to vote | $150K grant to help overseas citizens vote

Colorado: Primary comes earlier this year | Ballot transparency a statewide debate | More voting resulted from mail ballots

Connecticut: Wilton ballots will be audited | Two Meriden voting precincts picked for audits | Typo leads to election of wrong person

Florida: Fewer voters eligible for absentee ballots | A year before election, new strategy could change outcome

Georgia: Election challenge is groundless, court told | Mulholland prosecuting 12 for voter fraud

Indiana: Democrats resume effort to force out secretary of state | White skips eligibility hearing | Lake County voting machine provider to be reviewed

Iowa: Recount confirms one-vote election win

Kansas: Task force complete guidelines for implementation of voter ID law

Kentucky: Charlestown recounts sought by Dems in 3 races

Louisiana: St. Bernard voter rolls still a mess | Tie-breaker in Cameron Parish is state's only special election

Massachusetts: Freetown considers consolidating voting precincts | Surplus voting machines keep Lakeville out of bind

Minnesota: Automated ranked-choice a long shot for Minneapolis in 2012 | City dips into reserve funds for elections

Mississippi: Debate heats up on voter ID laws

Montana: Scott Aspenlieder vying for secretary of state

Nevada: Clark County to introduce Tagalog ballots | State Supreme Court to hear ACORN case

New Hampshire: Crossover voting in NH primary called an 'urban myth'

New Jersey: Court upholds election of S. Amboy mayor | Resident lodges formal complaint about his treatment at polls on Election Day

New Mexico: Polling places remain the same in Socorro

New York: Supervisor race hangs on absentee ballot inquiry | Ballot count goes on | Lawsuit filed over North Hudson supervisor race results | Schenectady mayor's race headed to court

North Carolina: Morrisville raced headed for state board | County backing voter ID measure | Republicans try re-dos on Perdue vetoes

North Dakota: City election postponed in Finley

Ohio: Ballot blunder: Wrong signature in poll book | Attorney general agents continue absentee ballot investigation | Coin toss verifies election winner | Two local elections hold recounts | Township race comes down to coin toss | Streetsboro's primary election could move to September | Coin toss decides winner in Aberdeen council race | Dems collect additional 166K signatures opposing HB 194 | Recounts Tuesday in two races

Pennsylvania: Mount Holly candidate drops election recount request

Tennessee: Learning about democracy | Partisan election administrator leads to suspicions about Shelby County vote | Tennessee's voter ID laws draw criticism | Community calls for more education on new voter ID law

Texas: What is this election going to run me? How about in Chinese? | Granite Shoals approves two new polling places | County OKs new polling locations | State's lawyer taking redistricing battle to Supreme Court

Utah: Recount crowns a winner

West Virginia: State Supreme Court rejects redistricting challenges

Wisconsin: Partisan poll workers expected for recall elections | Officials hope to end confusion on voter ID law

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

November 23, 2011

National News: Navy names new ship in honor of voting rights activist Medgar Evers

California: Merced County official stripped of duties | Open primaries: Third-party backers sue over law

Colorado: Colorado group files complaint against Mesa County clerk | Secretary of state seeks deputy

Georgia: Georgians urged to weigh in on redistricting plan | 12 former officials indicted for voter fraud | Rockdale elections board moves forward on at-large appointment

Indiana: Marksberry petitions for recount | New Castle mayoral election contested | Judge to decide whether Charlie White's candidacy stands

Louisiana: Close votes certified in Cameron Parish

Maryland: Judge says Md. redistricting lawsuit can go forward

New Jersey: County proposes fewer voting machines for school elections | Democrats celebrate swearing-in of Bergen clerk

New York: Mayoral vote case continues | New York gets $2.5M for techonology upgrades for absentee voting | McInerney's day on the stand

North Carolina: Columbus Co.commission votes down ID bill

Ohio: Election reform petition continues to gain signatures | Ohio ballot in '12 likely to include election law | Board of elections to count 715 provisional ballots | Board of elections needs new director and deputy

Pennsylvania: League aims to improve voter participation | Election to extend into next week

South Carolina: State Supreme Court sides with GOP, requires counties to hold 2012 primary | Top court rejects counties' primary plea

Tennessee: Election officials ready for voters without photo ID

Texas: Harlingen city election date changed | State asks for December court date on redistricting

U.S. Virgin Islands: V.I. attorney waging battle to gain federal vote for USVI

Utah: Elections recount reveals ballot scanner malfunctions | Provo, Alta elections remain up in the air

Washington: County elections office calls on voters to resolve ballot problems

West Virginia: Greenbrier clerk to retire next month

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

November 22, 2011

Alabama: Justice Department approves congressional redistricting for Alabama | Madison County commission changes handful of voting precinct lines, locations

Arizona: Ballot-by-mail elections to be held in spring

California: Claim of sexula harassment by Merced County official valdiated

Colorado: Litigious days at City Hall

Florida: Result of Pasco County's first election: Voter fraud and incorrect ballots | New bill would nix prohibition against poll workers asking voters for 'additional information'

Georgia: Robinson accused of buying votes

Guam: Lawsuit filed against Guam election commission

Idaho: Counties change precinct boundaries

Illinois: D46 board member addresses election law violation finding

Louisiana: Cameron election officials verify results of vote | Losing St. Bernard candidate plans suit

Massachusetts: Mayoral recount set for Tuesday | City: Polls a 'no campaign zone'

Michigan: Second county Democratic leader pleads to charges related to voter fraud

Missouri: Zweifel backs Kander for secretary of state | State looks at county election finances

Montana: Election results challenged

Nebraska: Fremont Senator to push voter ID again

New Jersey: Wantage challenger files election complaint

New York: Schenectady ballot count continues at snails pace

North Carolina: Craven commissioners to consider requiring voter ID | Voter ID proposal moves forward | DA: Probe of votes 'shouldn't take long'

Oklahoma: County election board secretary retiring

Pennsylvania: County elections board fails to certify results of council race | Library board president resigns over polling place dispute

South Carolina: SC counties sue state elections commission over mandate

Tennessee: Election panel still tweaking precincts

Texas: Businesses can now bid for voter registration project and money | GOP, Dems to explore joint primary election | Federal panel changes filing period for March primary election

West Virginia: ADA rule changes outlined

Wisconsin: UW will provie students with valid voting ID cards | Six UW campuses to issue separate voter IDs to students | State Republicans plan to use little-known rule to name poll workers | Lena Taylor denies fraud allegation

Monday, 21 November 2011

November 19-21, 2011

Arizona: Yavapai County supervisors try new voting centers

California: Merced County elections officials accused of sexual harassment

Florida: Elections supervisor is a Warren Zevon fan | Growth of Polk's Hispanic population spurs change

Georgia: Voter ID laws being questioned

Illinois: Kendall revises precicnts, adds three

Indiana: State officials want proposed Lake voting machines tested | How many ballot scanners should we buy for 2012? | County could have used scanners in November election | Clark County election outcomes withstand challenges | Early voting proposed for Duneland

Kansas: Activists mobilize against new Kansas voter ID law

Louisiana: Vaccarella requests access to election records | Vote challenges upset many St. Bernard residents

Massachusetts: Curcuru calls for Ward 3 recount

Michigan: Expected change in election law will create cumbersom ballot, clerk predicts

Mississippi: Opponents input sought in implementing voter ID

Nebraska: County won't provide election ballots in Spanish

New Mexico: Secretary of state 'shocked' after her car is among several to run over man's body in road

New York: Machines remain impounded in Rye town race | Colonie race over, Schenectady results must wait | Mayoral race might take holiday off

North Carolina: County: Voters should show ID

Ohio: Holiday delays count of provisional ballots | Richland County elections board seeks voting investigation | Elections board budget goes up | Westerville police visited polls for two Election Day incidents

Oklahoma: Possibly costly problems found with Tulsa City Charter amendment

Oregon: After 30 years, Bend's Patty Stell retires

South Carolina: Reports of voting interference at Six Mile investigated

Texas: Voter ID woes blamed on GOP | Board also appoints new administrators

Virginia: Lawsuit asks federal court to draw new congressional lines

Wisconsin: Recall election costs projected in millions

Friday, 18 November 2011

November 18, 2011

National News: New York, Ohio likely to have multple elections

Colorado: Aspen city attorney says opinion to commission is confidential

Connecticut: The general overal picture is that the machines are working

Florida: Grant to aid military voters

Georgia: Ga. secretary of state: Voter ID law stops fraud | State: Former Twiggs sheriff, son illegaly handled ballots

Idaho: Cassia election slowed by hand count

Louisiana: St. Bernard Parish sheriff candidate challenges about 1,300 early ballots | State lawmakers weigh in on St. Bernard voting reports

Maryland: Ocean City again decides to retain separate elections

Michigan: Number of polling stations reduced, one location changed

Nebraska: Bilingual ballots not required | Board opposes voter ID proposal

New Mexico: Report: 19 noncitizens may have vote in New Mexico

New York: Troy could pay former clerk | District 14 absentee balltos to be opened Monday | Defense Dept. rejects NY request for primary waiver | DA investigating guns at Long Beach polling site | Class project gives students hands-on experience with election

North Carolina: Election canvas adds votes

Ohio: Mahoning County elections board asks for $3M from budget | Provisional ballots could make a difference in nail-biter council race

Oklahoma: Big changes with election lines

Tennessee: Election commission approves new election for mayor of Chattanooga | Now recalled, Littlefield's removal rests on legal interpretation of city charter

Texas: Feds hold up voter ID law, want more information | Time running out for voter photo ID law in March primaries | Polling place changes proposed for 2012 elections

Washington: A voter generation gap

West Virginia: Supreme court hears arguments challenging redistricting

Wisconsin: Elections panel estimates $650K state cost for recall efforts | Walker signs primary bill | As recalls heat up, some have concerns over cost

Thursday, 17 November 2011

November 17, 2011

National News: Wasserman-Schultz accuses GOP of rigging elections with 'suppression laws'

Arizona: Election canvas ensures voting accuracy

California: Vast majority of Santa Clara voters opted to vote by mail | San Francisco ranked-choice voting draws critics after mayoral race | San Joaquin among counties to get military voting grant

Colorado: Legislature's attorney says secretary of state exceeded authority | County clerk upholds decision to mail ballots to 'inactive' list

Connecticut: The Riverside Park recount | Farmington among towns chosen for voting audit

Florida: US Senate panel to investigate Florida voting laws | ACLU ready for Florida hearings on voter laws | Former staffer seeks to become Hernando elections chief

Georgia: Provisional ballots counted, election results unchanged | Election director says she's proud of county voters | State board fines two more for election petition forgeries

Illinois: Chicago, Cook County must offer ballots in new language, but which one?

Indiana: Election board looks into Mishawaka school board question mix-up | Judge grants Charlie White hearing on motion to dismiss indictments | Judge agrees to hear White's motion to dismiss

Iowa: Voters elect dead man mayor of Terril

Louisiana: St. Bernard sheriff questions votes | Registrar of voters can be a six-figure job

Massachusetts: Officials consider moving precinct

Michigan: Geneseee Township clerk confident recount will show results same as election night

Minnesota: Secretary of state Ritchie to receive leadership award in Duluth | KSTP-TV vs. Ramsey County | Minn. Supreme Court rules absentee ballots cannot be open | Court: No review of Minn. sealed absentee ballots

Mississippi: State now needs federal nod for voter ID amendment

Nevada: North Las Vegas council election challenge put on hold until Nov. 30

New York: Vote results upheld, so far | Students experience difficulties at polls | Pentagon blasts New York's absentee-ballot plan for troops | Schenectady ballot count creeps along | Board of elections starts process of hand-counting, certifying results | DA investigating guns at polling site | Dutchess grand jury begins look into elections board allegations

North Carolina: Statesville voting matter has DA's attention | Two Morrisville voters file complaints over disallowed ballots | Game of chance to break tie vote

Ohio: Prepping for March primary | Oberlin man who lost council race files suit | Absentee ballots pose legal question for Avon Lake

Oregon: Oregon tests iPads to aid disabled voters | Bend surgeon kicks off Republican campaign for secretary of state

Pennsylvania: Wayne candidate contesting outcome

Rhode Island: How Jamestown works: The three women in the clerk's office

South Dakota: Secretary of state discusses efficiency

Tennessee: McDougal ousted, Atchley in as new administrator of elections

Texas: City of Kyle, Hays school district to hold May elections together | Trustees approve election changes

Washington: Coin flip could decide Woodland council race | County officials will take closer look at vote-by-mail elections

Wisconsin: Voter ID law dredges up concern over GAB process | Clerk: Closing mail-processing center could affect absentee voting

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

November 16, 2011

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National News: Adovcates urge Congress to fight state voting changes | Lawmakers and activists pledge to fight stricter voting rights laws

Alabama: JeffCo talks cutting funds from election budget | Jefferson County can't run primary elections with current staff

California: Critics aim to end ranked-choice voting after SF mayoral race

Colorado: State Supreme Court rejects newly drawn state legislative districts

Connecticut: Preston recount | Local precincts to be chosen randomly for post-election audit | One of 2 men charged in murder of poll worker has case dropped

Florida: Escambia County receives electronic voting system grant | Florida launches new absentee voting system | Small business owner files for St. Lucie supervisor of elections race

Georgia: Rockdale Dems select new elections board member | Savannah City councilman requests recount

Guam: GEC looks to increase voter registration for decolonization registry election

Illinois: Rock Island County residents receive new voter registration cards | Making it easier to vote makes elections cost more

Indiana: Clerk explains absentee ballots in Lawrenceburg

Kentucky: Conway announces counties selected for post-election audit

Maryland: Proposed Montgomery legislation would allow voting by mail

Massachusetts: Prepping for March primary

Mississippi: Mississippi House District 11 race to be examined today

Missouri: Boone County clerk urges students to participate in election

Montana: Stage set for Missoula election recount

New Mexico: Voter rolls can't be updated

New York: Port ballots still await counting | Update: Paper ballots still on lockdown

North Carolina: Election protest, calls for recount stalls Pamlico election

Ohio: 33 provisional ballots in Ward 1 could change council race

Pennsylvania: Mercer County counts ballots, declares unofficial results

Tennessee: Help with voter ID law available

Texas: Testimony complete in Harris County redistricting lawsuit | Ballot shortage human error

Virginia: Council defers taking action on plan to consolidate voting districts

Washington: County elections office calls on voters to resolve ballot signature problems | Computer 'hiccup' caused late ballots for local voters

Wisconsin: Council consolidates polling places | Election panel told to write rule on technical college ID use | Mock election shows voting law's impact

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

November 15, 2011

National News: Voter ID legislation faces opposition in Congress | Democrats see election laws as revival of poll tax and threat to democratic process

Alabama: Commission finalizes voting precincts

Arizona: Yavapai County supervisors try new vote centers

California: NC's to the City: 'We'll do our own elections, thank you'

Colorado: Boulder County jail to inform inmates of voting rights before elections | Aspen asks Supreme Court to make voted ballots secret | Pitkin County clerk look to boost staff for 2012 elections

Connecticut: Recount gives four vote margin to Democratic challenger | Recount reveals tie in Fairfield

Florida: Grant will help Okaloosa's overseas vets vote

Georgia: Rockdale GOP names replacement for elections board | Recount request denied in Thomson mayor race

Illinois: DuPage will print election materials in two languages

Louisiana: Some in St. Bernard Parish linked to illegal voting

Maine: How hard will Maine GOP push voter ID? | Maine Republicans revive push to require photo ID to vote

Maryland: OC will consider changing election date

Minnesota: Four Hastings residents charged with voter fraud | Ranked choice voting tested as St. Paul awaits winner in council race | After three counts, it's Thune

New Jersey: Jersey City special election certification expected to come today | Provisional vote count changes election result in Elk Township

New York: Westchester elections board can count machine ballots | Schenectady mayor candidate requests recount | Voter accessibility remains an issue | Primary date lawsuit pushed back, again

North Carolina: NC's contested districts may delay primaries | Commissioners will defend elections board, director in lawsuit

Ohio: Opponents of Ohio voting limits need more signatures | Ohio Democrats need 10,000 more valid signatures for elections bill repeal vote | State officials creating confusion for 2012 elections | Students learn about election process first-hand at polls

Pennsylvania: County election workers counting write-ins, double-checking results | Lawsuit against Fayette settled | Elections board sorts through write-in votes | DA to investigate ballot write-in hinting violence against candidates | Ping pong balls to decide two Monroe races

South Carolina: Who should pay for S.C. GOP primary? | Georgetown election results stand | Counties argue primary case against state GOP at Supreme Court

Tennessee: Murfeesboro couple testify in D.C. about voter ID experience | Janesville information session set about state's voter ID law

Texas: Interim lines to be set for commissioner precincts

Virginia: Council defers action on plan to reduce number of wards

Washington: Olympia's Kathleen Drew running for secretary of state

West Virginia: Tennant responds to redistricting suits

Wisconsin: Walker recall effort kicks off