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February 2012

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

February 29, 2012

National: AG Holder: Justice Dept. opposition warranted against some state voter ID requirements | Is the Voting Rights Act endangered? A legal primer

Alabama: Federal judge issues temporary restraining order against Alabama over military voting | Commission hopes to clear up confusion with polling sites

Arizona: County consolidates polling places in Flagstaff | GOP primary cost taxpayers $2.6 million

Arkansas: Complaint: Secretary of state lacks required Spanish voting forms

California: Hanna wins clerk recount

Colorado: Primary election will not be mail-in

District of Columbia: House to vote on bill that would give DC more flexibility in scheduling special elections

Florida: Senate and Supervisor salute poll workers

Georgia: About 2K cast votes ahead of Super Tuesday

Idaho: Canyon County polling places to change for May 15 primary

Illinois: How Niles got early voting for first time

Indiana: Touch-screen voting machines to be demonstrated | Court to decide successor to Ind. elections chief | Osili speaks out for first time since White indictment

Kansas: Wichita special election, first large-scale test of new voter ID law | Secretary of state Kobach pleased with Wichita test of voter ID law

Michigan: Voter dispute errupts at Fenton Township poll | Voting citizenship rule called 'redundant' waste of tax dollars | Question added to Michigan ballot: Are you a citizen? | Man takes gun to Grand Rapids polling place

Minnesota: Voters alliance lawsuit critical of voter eligibility monitoring | Conservative group sues over voter eligibility | Voter ID compromise could avert admendment fight | Rep. Sondra Erickson joins elections lawsuit

Mississippi: Smith Co. among voting discrepencies

Missouri: Council approves voting machine purchase despite objections | Plan to replace St. Charles County voting machines draws criticisms

Nebraska: Bluffs voters can sign with a swipe | Debate begins on voter ID bill

Nevada: Registrar of voters gearing up for election season

New Hampshire: State reconsiders voter ID bill

New Mexico: State investigates voter fraud in Sunland Park | Secretary of state digging into Sunland Park situation

North Carolina: Judge orders temporary fix to county election problems

Ohio: Husted says statewide ballot issues each cost Ohio $1 million | Cline, Ferruccio named to elections board

Pennyslvania: Fayette County election board targets problems

Rhode Island: Polling hours extended for local elections

Tennessee: Late surge drives up early voting in Knox | Most countians say 'no' to early voting | Final weekend for voters' photo IDs before primary | Seniors vote from home

Texas: With redistricting controversy, voter registration cards still delayed | Texas voter website address changes | New maps for voting are released | Commissioners approve 10-year contract for annual elections

Virginia: Va. voter ID bill passes | Group faces election violation investigation | Virginia registrars doubt need for tightened voter ID requirements

West Virginia: Voter ID bill draws support, opposition in House committee

Wisconsin: Group files complaint over adlerwoman's doughnut delivery to poll workers

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

February 28, 2012

Alabama: Chapman responds to ballot suit

Arizona: Polling places consolidated for Tuesday election | Gearing up for presidential preference primary | New vote centers take center stage Tuesday

California: La Puente loses acting city clerk

Colorado: Voter registration mailer missing needed info

Connecticut: Officials: Election headaches, extra costs avoided under plan | Secretary of state outlines proposed changes in elections | Merrill urges extension of provisional ballots | Conn. lawmakers consider election law challenges

Georgia: Elections board will change way it reports poll results

Illinois: Early primary voting goes mobile

Indiana: Supreme Court to hear arguments over SOS vacancy | Johnson County seeking input on vote centers

Iowa: Auditor addresses registration cards | Some Iowans receive new voter-info cards

Maryland: State considers new voter registration system

Massachusetts: Holden selectmen kill voter ID, citizenship questions

Michigan: Johnson answers questions about primary

Minnesota: Lawmakers weigh compromise on voter ID bill | Earlier access for voters

Mississippi: Voter rolls bloated in 16 Miss. counties

Nebraska: Colfax Co. now Spanish voter-friendly | Filibuster expected on voter IDs

New Mexico: Sunland Park: Top election official to visit; March balloting will go on

New York: College students' votes have impact on elections

North Carolina: State and local election offcials gear up for the challenging primary

Ohio: Electronic polling books to go into use in Butler County | Early voters hard to come by | Betras sworn in to board of elections post

South Dakota: Voting in SD could change

Tennessee: County primaries draw few to polling stations | Attorney: Murder suspect made false confession

Texas: Voter registration card confusion | False email about voter registration circulating

Utah: State could switch to vote-by-mail system

Vermont: In Vermont, 17-year-olds will vote in presidential primary

Virginia: Republican Lt. Gov. casts tie-breaking vote as voter ID bill passes Senate | Bolling breaks tie to pass voter ID | County gets long-awaited bailout from Dept. of Justice

West Virginia: Bills to ease military voter registration have Tennant's support | Kanawha takes steps to secure voting process

Wisconsin: Walker won't challenge recall signatures

Monday, 27 February 2012

February 25-27, 2012

National News: Strapped for cash, election info-providing Project Vote Smart might have to sell the ranch | In legislatures and courtroms, busy weeks ahead for voter ID | Lawmakers worry Postal Service cuts, closures could hurt voting-by-mail | Wireless voting is still a long way off

Alabama: Feds sue state over handling of absentee ballots | Officials expect spike in absentee voting for primary

Arizona: County recorder's office receives certification from secretary of state | Tucson leaders concerned about postal center closing | Could primary election days be moving to weekends?

California: Visalia council delays election decision | Proposed election changes going to council | New chief, more money could mean smoother elections in Fresno County | Postal Service announces Eureka mail processing will move to Oregon, Bowen wants delay

Colorado: Voter ID bill gains more support | 17K Coloradans receive flawed voter registration cards from D.C.-based group

Connecticut: Should Greenwich schools be open on Election Day?

Florida: Blacks' voting rights issues echo 60 years later | North Fort Meyers High wins video conteset

Georgia: Early voting window smaller | Bibb board of elections opens first-time Saturday voting | Bill that shifts election date leads to political squabbling

Illinois: Watchdog group lobbies for secure elections | Cook County Clerk: Early voting starts today; voter info may have changed

Indiana: White 'elated' about sentencing | Special prosecutor sought in Johnson County

Louisiana: Louisiana may revisit proposal to shorten election poll hours

Michigan: Elections officials unsure how many Michiganders will vote on Tuesday | After 7 years at timeworn polling lpace, county looks for new nest

Mississippi: Secretary of state calls growing absentee balloting 'a form of early voting' | Mississippi's high rate of absentee votes spurs reform | Church remains polling location

Montana: Group demands to scrutinize Missoula County records for fraud

Nebraska: Gronstal: Voter ID bill not leaving Senate | Fewer polling sites will save money

New Hampshire: Newest voter ID proposal has surprising momentum

North Carolina: Elections board found dry ground for filings | Event center no-go as polling place

Ohio: Ohio elections chief to postmaster general: Facility closures compromise ballot security | Ohio elections boss has concerns over postal plan

Oklahoma: Super Tuesday voters should check polling places

Pennsylvania: Monroe Boro's polling place moving to library

South Carolina: ACLU wants in on voter ID lawsuit | SC election officials praised over clearing up dead voter issue

South Dakota: Gant vote center and e-pollbook measure becomes law

Tennessee: NAACP leaders blast Tenn.'s voter ID law

Texas: Voter ID cards canceled, but not your voter registration | Redistricitng delays voter cards, Texas primaries | Student organization to assist with voter registration | Voter cards remain in limbo | Citizens may still register to vote as primary dates remain in limbo

Washington: Nickels runs for secretary of state; targets corporate campaign spending | Secretary of state's office says Postal Service closings won't affect elections

West Virginia: Voter registration cleanup moves through Senate committee | Absentee vote fraud bill passes committee | Wells pushing vets voting bill

Wisconsin: Wisconsin voter ID works, with minor snags | Federal trial underway in redistricting case


Friday, 24 February 2012

February 24, 2012

National News: Ballots of Yore: A history lesson in voting technology | Voter ID backer, opponent agree on one point: Voter rolls are a mess

Alabama: Madison County voting machine test scheduled | Primary election falls during spring breaks for UA, Tuscaloosa schools

Arizona: Brewer plans to vote in person, doesn't trust absentee ballots

California: Future elections may be in November, not June

Colorado: June 26 primary election to be all-mail ballots in Morgan County | Colorado joins 2012 national voter ID war

Connecticut: Merrill wants easier path to voter participation

District of Columbia: Still no funding for D.C.'s Ward 5 election

Georgia: Rev. Sharpton in Atlanta for voting rights rally

Illinois: Voters will decide fate of East St. Louis election authority | Hawkins wants county clerk to oversee primary, not ESL BOE | Cook County needs bilingual election judges

Indiana: Lake County to buy more voting machines ahead of presidential election | White convictions remain felonies, must leave office | Ex-secretary of state gets home detention | White gets one year of home detention | Police: Anderson man used fake name to register to vote | Harmony replaces conflicts as Lake County board OKs early voting sites

Kansas: House passes voter citizenship bill

Kentucky: Voting precinct ruling changes, again

Louisiana: Cut in election-day voting hours sought to help workers | Secretary of state seeks again to trim voting hours

Massachusetts: Redistricting leaves Bellingham with sub-precinct

Minnesota: Voter ID advances while alternative considered

Mississippi: Absentee ballot reform sought

Nebraska: Controversial voter ID bill up for debate | Bradshaw, Benedict area voters to cast ballots in York

New York: Extra primaries put financial burden on NY counties | Former Troy city clerk takes stand in ballot fraud trial

North Carolina: GOP leaders won't touch federal election money | Macon board of elections preparing for 2012

North Dakota: Military, overseas civilians get voting tool

Ohio: Summit County elections board director resigns | Columbiana County BOE looking for new polling places | Election worker jobs still unfilled in Butler County

Oregon: Postal Service to close 4 mail processing centers in Oregon

Rhode Island: Elections board approves voter ID regulations

South Carolina: 111 days and no date set for new Atlantic Beach election | Report: No evidence of voting by the dead | County council primary could be delayed if redistricting not approved

South Dakota: Gov. signs law establishing vote centers

Tennessee: Public hearing scheduled on Church Hill election date | Guthrie appointed to county election commission

Texas: New voter registration certificates delayed | Grayson voter registration cards on hold until lawsuit settles | Registration cards void, but not your vote | Texas voters don't need to re-register | Gregg County voters don't have to register again | Ongoing redistricting battle frustrates election officials

Utah: Lawmakers pass bill to clean voter rolls

Virginia: Democrats, Republicans battle over voter ID bills | School voting drives raise concerns

Washington: Nickels will run for secretary of state

Wisconsin: Advancement Project files lawsuit, challenges Wis. voter ID law | UW-Eau Claire chided on charging students for new voter IDs | Absentee ballots never got to retirees at apartment complex

Thursday, 23 February 2012

February 23, 2012

Alabama: Getting ready

Arizona: Polling places consolidated for presidential preference primary

California: Redistricting has created many new voting precincts in Merced | Postal center closure threatens integrity of upcoming election

Colorado: Photo ID bill advances in House | Bill against lying to voters sparks debate in Colorado | Lawmakers consider eliminating 'inactive voter' status | Senate panel passes mail-ballot bill

Connecticut: Secretary of state talks election improvements in Ridgefield

District of Columbia: Elections board continuing tests on voting machines

Florida: College students the focus of new 'Netflix-like' voter-assistance website

Georgia: Fayette elections board member defends support for candidate

Indiana: Outburst could hurt White at his sentencing | White to give statement at sentencing hearing | Students petition for early voting

Kansas: Voter citizenship rule advances in Kansas

Minnesota: Senate committee passes photo ID for voting

Missouri: Primary election cost more than $150K

Nebraska: Opponents assail Janssen's voter ID bill | Sponsor of voter photo ID bill fires back at critics

New Mexico: Court says state violated voter act

New York: Good gov. group blasts BOE over new transparency requirements

North Carolina: Decision on early voting site for Cherokee lands in Swain commissioner's laps | Havelock pushing for central voting site

North Dakota: Auditors get update on election laws

Ohio: BOE decides how to handle coroner voting | Summit County releases elections analysis | Betras to stay despite text war | Stop using elementary schools as polling places | Buses take students to polls

Pennsylvania: City's top election official catches her own ethics slip

Rhode Island: State to offer voter IDs at Town Hall | Elections board decides against banning campaign t-shirts, buttons at polls

South Carolina: House postpones debate on voter registration bill

South Dakota: Reaction to felon voting bill

Tennessee: Activists hand in 6K signatures opposing voter photo ID bill

Texas: Emails spread false information about voter registration | Lack of voter registration cards have residents fuming | Election day date poses issues locally

Virginia: Voters won't have write-in option on Super Tuesday

Wisconsin: Voter ID had soft opening Tuesday | Redistricting causes majority of problems in first election since changes | Madison voters turned away at the polls for lacking photo ID | Vet's poll protest leads to proposed legislation | Senate passes voter registration bill | Changes in absentee voting may delay final election results

Wyoming: Court denies county's voting rights appeal

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

February 22, 2012

National News: Senators seek study on voter laws

Alabama: Montgomery voters urged to take note of polling location changes

California: New system may increase voter participation | Recount requested

Colorado: Voter ID requirement again before Colo. lawmakers | Open house is slated to explain mail ballots

Iowa: IDs for cupcakes: College Republicans peddle baked goods to support voter ID bill

Kansas: Groups consider lawsuit against state voter ID law | House to debate Kobach's bill to impose citizenship rule for potential voters in June

Michigan: Rep. Byrum to focus on voter rights | Election workers train for logistics | Grand Rapids to cut six voting precincts prior to August, November elections

Minnesota: Pro voter ID group changes web images | Secretary of state offers alternative to voter ID | Ritchie announces federal grant recipients for elections

Nebraska: Opponents assail voter ID bill | Lawmakers debate voter ID requirement | Final effort to kill voter ID bill

New Hampshire: Voter ID bill gets OK from Senate committee

New Mexico: State police seize Sunland Park records

New York: Family & Friends at the Erie County BOE | Push to pair up primaries | Death causes trial recess

North Carolina: Voting shift: Shelby's 8 polling places consolidated to 4 | State elections board office flooded

North Dakota: New absentee ballot system eases voting for service members

Ohio: Ohio elections chief breaks tie over ballot count | Summit County elections board deadlocks on cost-cutting steps | Election law changes are 'in really uncharted territory' | Juvenile judge race goes back to court | Electronic poll books are expected to save money and time | Packard joins county BOE | Ohio election law opponents: Referendum cannot be pulled from Nov. ballot | New poll shows majority of Ohio voters would repeal controversial elections law

Oregon: Lane County warns about voter scam

Pennsylvania: Lawsuit wants Pa. House speaker to set elections

South Carolina: Beaufort County League of Women Voters fights voter-registration bill

Tennessee: Tre Hargett talks voter ID at APSU

Texas: Counties caught in redistricting squeeze | Along with redistricting mess, voter ID also brings uncertainty to election planning | Costs soaring for delayed primary elections | Elections office says email warning a hoax | Nacogdoches County election workers hoping for the best after voting glitch

Vermont: New constitutional amendment allows 17-year olds to vote in 2012 primaries

Virginia: Protestors against proposed voter bills | Law students offer help restoring voter rights

Wisconsin: New election law, few problems so far | Voter ID off to smooth start in Wisconsin | Poll workers: Few voters confused by changes | First test of photo voter ID goes smoothly | Primaries ease voters into ID law | Voters flash photo ID at the polls; no issues reported | Rock. Co. officials see few election-day problems | Mount Pleasant man refuses to vote after finding veteran's ID no good at polls | Clerks, GAB say few problems, light turnout | Senate passes voter registration bill | Voter ID law causes no issues in local primary election | Minimal voter ID problems reported in southeast Wisconsin | New district lines create voter confusion

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

February 18-21, 2012

National News: Voter ID | Voter ID laws are growing; so are challenges | Voting Rights Act under siege | For state election officials, a slow move online

Alabama: iPads to aid poll workers for primaries

California: Mail-in ballots in jeopardy, secretary of state says

Colorado: Voters' rights group sues Gessler, clerks in U.S. District Court | Bill making it easier for troops to vote advances

Florida: Illegal voting story sparks criminal investigation | Mall housing elections office served foreclosure papers | Lawsuits flying over redistricting

Georgia: Clarke Co. voting office to be open on Saturday | Officials say steps in place to prevent voter fraud

Illinois: Students help fill shortage of poll workers for primary | Lake County election materials include Spanish translations

Indiana: White cries foul on residency, cites other cases | New prosecutor in Austin vote fraud case eyes finish in 3 months

Kansas: Document fees for ID to vote in Kansas raise concerns | Kansas group considers lawsuit against voter ID law

Maryland: Emotions high as lawmakers consider voter ID bill | Three bills to affect Carroll County BOE

Massachusetts: Some Chicopee voters will cast ballots in a new place for March primary

Minnesota: Pro-voter ID group under pressure for racial images | Race clouds battle over photo IDs for voters | Ritchie offers voter ID alternative: Electronic poll books

Missouri: State says its voter rosters in good shape | Clerk says voters study not representative of the area | Primary election filing date chagnes advances in House committee

New Jersey: Mount Olive's Roman granted citizenship after vote

New York: Potential for extra primary election has counties scrambling | Key witness expected to testify in vote fraud trial | Legislator urges state to change primary date | Done deal: Alfred keeps two voting sites | Counties scramble to fund potential extra primary

North Carolina: Local elections critic files for governor | County want better deal from voting machine company

Ohio: Longer lines, longer drives to polling places likely for Summit County voters | Elections board director resigns | Appeal in elections case could be costly | Ballot error affects about 300 early voters in Medina County | Board of elections encourages early voting | Medina County mistake prompts voters to cast wrong ballot | Clyde says new election law doesn't solve 'wrong precinct' problem

Oklahoma: New precincts, districts prompt new voter IDs

Pennsylvania: Dems push for election to fill vacant House seats | Towanda Borough's polling place relocated | Packard will chair new election board

Rhode Island: Elections board to consider voter ID and campaign paraphernalia regulations

South Carolina: Groups oppose voter registration bill

South Dakota: Voting rights for felons draws barbs | House to weigh bill regulating absentee voting

Tennessee: Early voting slow in bi-county | Early voters adjusting to ID law

Texas: Titus County election office sweats election date stalemates | Citizens can still register to vote since primary dates remain in limbo | County officials announce primary polling locations | Election planning for 2012 requires flexibility

Virginia: Localities could go on hook for May elections

Wisconsin: Voter ID required for Tuesday primaries | Local officials say they're ready for voter ID | Alert: Many voters have new locations | Dane County leaders propose waiving birth certificate fee for voters seeking IDs | Pastors tell congregants to bring IDs to polls | Voters focus on new process | New voter ID law kicks in at polls today | Today's primary election features new polling sites, voter ID | Officials ready for voter ID | Polling place moving amid virus worries | Today's primary will be a test of new boundaries, polling places, voter ID law


Friday, 17 February 2012

February 17, 2012

National News: Internet Voting: Will democracy or hackers win?

Arizona: Bill would allow political apparel at polls

Colorado: Precinct built for two | Boulder County commissioners opt for all-mail primary

Connecticut: Secretary of state gives Hampton trophy for highest voter turnout

Florida: Election data now easier than ever to handle | Kurt Browning retires

Georgia: Fayette elections board member accused of campaigning for Gingrich

Illinois: Lincolnwood referendum seeks to make clerk appointed post

Kentucky: House passes bill to restore felons' voting rights

Maryland: Tensions flare as committee considers voter ID bill | Senator introduces early voting bill | Local election judge travels to monitor election in Kazakhstan

Minnesota: Will GOP's voter ID plan delay election results? | Republicans, League of Women Voters go at it over voter ID

Missouri: St. Charles County may spend $1.2M for new voting machines

New York: New divide in Albany: State primary dates

North Carolina: Time of voter ID requirements questioned

Ohio: Elections board will meet to reorganize

Rhode Island: Candidates seek longer polling hours

South Dakota: House panel OKs bill on vote centers

Tennessee: Early voting under way; voting requires photo ID for first time | Voter ID law going off without a hitch | First ID election underway in Montgomery County

Texas: Voter ID cards delayed, but will be ready before election | Commissioners OK voting equipment contracts

Virginia: Report: Deceased listed on voter rolls

West Virginia: Lincoln clerk resigns | Clerk's last day to be February 29

Wisconsin: Churches get the word out on new voter ID rules | Only 130 have taken advantage of 5K free voter IDs | Dane County leaders propose waiving birth certificate fee for voters seeking IDs | Mayor votes early to remind people about voter ID law | Some received incorrect polling place info in Racine

Thursday, 16 February 2012

February 16, 2012

Natinoal News: States: We're burying dead voters

Overseas Voting News: New voting assistance office opens in Building 3000

Alabama: Alabama prepares for March 13 primaries

Arizona: House speaker wants June special election on redistricting

California: SF supervisors reject voting ballot measure | Closing postal centers could cause trouble with mail ballots

Colorado: Opponents urge more safeguards for Colorado voting machines to prevent fraud | Eagle County clerk reacts to lawsuit | Panel approves election fraud measure

Connecticut: Norwalk registrars opt for machine count for March 6 primary

District of Columbia: Voter rolls are a mess, so why not check your status

Florida: Adopt a precinct and raise funds for charity

Georgia: Georgia House election confuses voters

Idaho: Party-line vote approves $200K state voter-ed effort for GOP closed primary

Illinois: Spanish election materials required by Voting Rights Act

Indiana: Ind. Supreme Court will determine who is next secretary of state | Absentee voting bill goes to full House | La Porte County clerk discusses possibilities of weekend elections | Election director hired by Clarion County

Kansas: Voter ID process goes electronic | Mah asks for more voter education

Massachusetts: Marlborough man accused of voter fraud

Michigan: Voters' rights groups oppose election law changeup | Local clerks maintain bill would cause problems for voters

Minnesota: Voter ID issue advances in Senate | Senate panel approves voter ID | Voter ID amendment a step closer to ballots

Nevada: Nevada's new voter data center coming soon

New Jersey: Districts moving school elections

New York: Just one party, or was it more?

North Carolina: State elections chief defends accuracy of voter records

Ohio: Betras named to Mahoning elections board | Provisional ballots still a wild card

Oklahoma: First test of Oklahoma's new voting machines pleases election officials | Candidate airs concerns about voting problems in Bethel; no complaints received

Rhode Island: Rhode Island providing free IDs ahead of new voter ID law | Mollis not surprised by Pew report

South Carolina: Report on dead voters claim expected soon | Critics say proposed law would shut down registration drives

South Dakota: House panel to vote on how voters cast ballots

Tennessee: Early voter: 'A lot of people don't take advantage of the freedom we have' | Voter ID law gets going without a hitch

Texas: Prepare for primaries in late May, judge says | Redistricting impasse delays primary until May 29, at the earliest | Primary voters won't head to polls till at least May 29 | Medrano sisters offer differing accounts of voter fraud trial | El Paso officials hope to save hundreds of thousands of dollars mounting recall election

Washington: State already has stepped toward fixing voter issues | Moses Lake woman worked 60 years at the polls

Wisconsin: Walker seeks more time for review of recall signatures

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

February 15, 2012

National News: Behold, the mighty voting machine | Republicans rethink the caucus format | Wireless voting still has a long way to go

Alabama: Voting process gets high tech | City gets DOJ approval on polling spots

California: Voting technology to help disabled during city elections | Supes kill both proposals to change SF's voting system | Ranked-choice voting proposal fails to make June ballot

Colorado: Gessler, Ortiz defend proposed rules | Commissioners approve use of mail-in balltos for primary elections | Secretary of state could provide election night results

Connecticut: 17-year olds eligible to vote in primaries | Meriden voting precincts to be slashed

Florida: Post election audit for preference primary is flawless | Walker files to run for 9th term as elections chief in St. Lucie County | Browning certifies final election | Early voting not an option for PCB or Callaway

Georgia: Early, in-person voting begins for primary | Election mishap could change state law

Indiana: County election supervisor keeps voting on track | Voting site added to Wayne County primary

Iowa: Voter ID supporters offer cupcakes to lawmakers, with a catch | Poll by GOP consulting firm says Iowans support voter ID

Kansas: Roeland Park vote makes Kansas history | Wichita group going after Kobach records

Massachsuetts: Election location changes

Michigan: Senate passes ill to strengthen voter ID laws | Senate OKs bills requiring photo ID to register to vote

Minnesota: Voter ID amendment | Opponents to photo ID see threat to same-day registration | Court considers politicking near polling places

Montana: Missoula County issues call for more election judges

Nevada: New mobile voter registration technology could bridge online-offline gap | Washoe Co. online voter registration coming soon | Washoe reigstrar on lookout for inactive voters

New York: Witness in ballot fraud trial admits he received favorable treatment | Coucilman: I had concerns over ballots

Ohio: Republicans fail to appoint BOE director | County elections board split | Voter registration errors: 'Not a local problem'

Oklahoma: Voters meet change at polls Tuesday

Oregon: Oregon gets special look in Pew voter registration study

Pennsylvania: Tracking voters often tricky

Tennessee: Voting machines ready for election day | Poll workers reflect current job market | Henry County budget committee OKs election equipment

Texas: While federal judges hear testimony, election administrators wait in limbo | Federal judges await compromise on Texas voting maps | Panel insists redistricting deal get done | Medrano vote fraud trial gets underway | Chairmen say April 3 primaries possible | Redistricting experts struggle to fix maps, elections | Wait for maps creates obstacles

Utah: Bill to clean up Utah voter rolls advances

Virginia: Another Senate tie on proposed changes to election law

Wisconsin: State rules forbid candidat from work at polls | Game of chance breaks tie in trustee race