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October 2012

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

October 31, 2012

National News: Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election? | Sandy-caused power outages may complicate Election Day | Storm prompts shifts in voting procedures | Large power outages raise concerns for Election Day | Storm-affected states quickly resume early voting | Officials scramble to prep for elections | Battleground-state voters get letters about citizenship | Storm brings complications one week before vote | Will you be able to vote next Tuesday? Despite Sandy, probably so | Officials brace for Sandy's effects on Election Day | Astronauts file absentee ballots | Storm's havoc might force polling places to move

Alabama: Could Hurricane Sandy delay the election? Probably not | Poll workers prepare for Election Day

Arizona: Voter ID law costs legitimate votes | Spanish-language voter awareness campaign launch to combat errors | Group: State laws keep 200K felons from voting in Arizona

Arkansas: Ballot glitch frustrates Senate hopeful | Secretary of state's office to post digital precinct maps with voting totals on election night

California: Central Valley voter registration numbers like rest of Calif. sees spikes | Riverside County registrar expecting busy election

Colorado: 3 Colorado counties' touch-screen voting machines worry activists | Gessler: Colorado prepared for the election spotlight | Gessler: Colorado prepared for election spotlight | Sorting out last-minute confusion over mail ballots | Boulder County hosts election open house

Connecticut: Voter registration deadline extended to 8pm | Days before Election Day, Conn. elections officials assess impact on polling places | Storm's impact on Conn. polling places assessed

District of Columbia: DC extends early voting hours | Mendelson vs. D.C. board of elections

Florida: Four days into early voting, problems arise | Dade Co. changes precinct reconciliation procedures | At current pace, early voting totals won't reach 2008 level | Elections office buzzing behind the scenes | Race analysis: Manatee County supervisor of elections | Line is still substantial for early voting in Manatee | Thousands of poll watchers signed up in Florida | Absentee voting is easy--but ballots often tossed out | Elections officials plan for storms like Hurricane Sandy | Voting still long process for most | New software to make election night results easier to read in St. Lucie | Judge refuses emergency hearing on Boynton Beach election issue | Manatee official in dustup with poll workers | Ft. Lauderdale polling places change for thousands of voters

Georgia: Weather may chill local early voting turnout | Fulton County officials warned about early voting buttons

Hawaii: State says it's ready to administer election in Hawaii County

Indiana: State urges election officials to prep for emergencies | Election briefs: Wait times at voting sites increase | Voters ignore weather, stream to polls | SOS urges voters to ignore letters claiming to be part of voter audit

Iowa: Absentee ballot confusion resolved | Secretary of state: Voting monitors face arrest in Iowa | Story County auditor's office warns of incorrect mailing

Kansas: US attorney will monitor election complaints in Kansas

Louisiana: In New Orleans area, early voter turnout is 25 percent higher than in 2008 | Big election after massive storm? La. has the know-how

Maryland: Early voting extended, resumes Wednesday

Massachusetts: Secretary of state says training illegal

Michigan: Mid-Michigan clerks prepare for Election Day

Minnesota: Voter ID: Fraud prevention or fiasco? | With unchanging arguments, debaters spar over value of voter ID amendment | Outside money pads voter ID foe's coffers

Missouri: Secretary of state candidates share their priorities | Election officer will oversee complaints on Election Day

Montana: Judge denies satellite voting for Montana Indians | Judge denies request to put satellite voting offices on Montana reservations | Montana candidates: Secretary of state

Nebraska: Guidelines for voting in Nebraska on Election Day | Gale clarifies: No armed officials at polling sites

Nevada: Washoe County registrar reports early voting on pace to surpass 2008 | Bar code on your sample ballot can speed up voting at polls

New Hampshire: Town clerk clears up voter ID confusion

New Jersey: NJ officials plan to proceed with elections next week despite Sandy damage

New Mexico: Early voting is heavy in Bernalillo County

New York: City board 'confident' polls will be ready on Election Day | Election Day polling sites could change due to Sandy damage | New York may set up alternate polling places |Changes to Utica polling locations upset residents, officials

North Carolina: Reports of voting glitches subside | State elections chief warns of dirty tricks | Elections officials troubled by raucous election activity

Ohio: Elections officials make final plans | At polls, observer role can be dicey | State data glitch delays delivery of thousands of Ohio voter registration records | Last-minute task for election board | Pizza-for-votes complaint tossed | Board set for election | Poll worker an Election Day staple | Problem found at board of elections

Oklahoma: Patience asked from voters on Election Day

Pennsylvania: Pa. absentee voters get more time | City Commission: Voting booths will be there | Sandy delays voting booth delivery | Corbett moves to ensure power available at polls | Storm can't stop election preparations | Pa. laboring to fix power at polling sites | Storm could cause voting problems in Pa. | Deadline for absentee ballots extended until 5pm today | Westmoreland judge authorizes 3 to vote | Judge: Absentee ballots submitted before end of Election Day will be counted | Officials work to avoid voter glitches

South Carolina: All SC voter registration machines go down, causing long lines | Record absentee voters shut down state system | LC poll volunteers prepare for Election Day | Computer problem causes long lines for voters | South Carolina election officials seek to dispel voting myths | Voters will notice something unusual on Charleston ballots

Tennessee: MTSU poll says 81 percent of Tennesseans support voter ID law | City sends cease and desist letter in voter ID case

Texas: Olson drafting bills to prevent vote fraud | Human error blamed for elections mess in Medina County | Nueces County elections officials reassure absentee voters ballots will be delivered

Utah: Vote tabulator gets tested | Printing error slows Utah County absentee ballot scanning

Virginia: Election officials training changes with voter ID law | Storm prompts Loudon to extend absentee voting | Few local registrars offering extended absentee voting hours | Va. governor says he's confident voting in battleground state will be unaffected by Sandy

Washington: Some voters receive two ballots due to registration changes | State sends out thousands of defective voter pamphlets | Voter participation rises in Washington since becoming a mail-in ballot state

West Virginia: Early voting sites open Tuesday | Power outage knocks out early voting | Elkhart polling places fully staffed...for now

Wisconsin: Behind the scenes look at absentee voting

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

October 30, 2012

National: How Sandy effects early voting in swing states | Election lawyers ready to challenge alleged illegal voting activity | Will Hurricane Sandy affect voting next week? | Voting rights advocates: It's not as bad as we thought | Will this election be a replay of 2000? | Hurricane Sandy forces poll closures | Election watchdogs keep wary eye on paperless e-voting systems | Could the election be delayed by Hurricane Sandy? | Hurricane Sandy puts pressure on early voting | Postal Service: Mail-in ballots will be fine

Alabama: Supreme Court ruling nears on Shelby County challenge to Voting Rights Act | Supreme Court won't rule today on Alabama challenge to Voting Rights Act

Arizona: 2 Pima County early ballots falsified, sent in

Arkansas: Jonesboro residents plan federal lawsuit | Yuma County makes voting easier

California: Local organizations partner to help seniors, disabled get to the polls | LA County reports record high voter registration | San Bernardino County registrar's office promotes relocated polling places | Fresno County preps for Election Day | Sample ballot sent to Malibu voters contains errors

Connecticut: In-person voter registration in Conn. extended to Thursday | Voter registration deadline extended to Thursday | Plan B for voting next week? Polling places may be changed | Hurricane Sandy may force officials to hand-count ballots, but election will go on

Colorado: Boulder County settles election lawsuit by allowing more access to ballot observers | Voting in person is tradition for some | Confusion surrounds mail ballot process in Summit County

Florida: More than 200 absentee ballots rejected in Duval & Sandy may cause late mail-ins | Treasure Coast sees high turnout during first weekend of early voting | Early voting lines still lengthy | Assistant U.S. Attorney named to handle voting complaints in Tampa Bay area | Second printing error could jeopardize another 500 PBC absentee ballots | Lee, Collier County residents should be on the look-out for voter intimidation letters | Long lines don't deter early voters | Anna Maria election vacancy comes post-election | Elections spat with candidate's mother draws deputies

Georgia: Gwinnett addresses early voting issues | Georgia early voting nears 1 million | Augusta man's vote in jeopardy after he says Post Office made a mistake | Despite hiccups, elections director ready for November | Ballot issues an easy fix; redistricting causes some confusion

Hawaii: Early voting turnout increases for general election

Idaho: Idaho's voter ID law new to some voters

Indiana: State advises local officials on Election Day emergency preparedness | Indiana children to cast their own ballots on Election Day | License branch hours extended for voter ID cards | Long Crown Point lines irk some early voters | Absentee voting draws large crowd in Cass County | Indiana readies election officials for emergencies

Iowa: Governor, secretary of state predict 'close election' in Iowa | Election officials prepare to count absentee ballots | A sign of voter fraud? No, according to some local residents | State agents investigate absentee ballot problems | International poll watchers meeth with Polk County

Louisiana: Early voting to close Tuesday in Louisiana | Early voting ends today, draws crowds

Maine: Voting machines to ease a big pain for small Maine towns

Maryland: Vote site volunteers prep for Election Day | Election officials: Do your homework before heading to the polls | Tuesday's early voting canceled | O'Malley cancels early voting on Tuesday, schedules makeup day

Massachusetts: Gloucester County offices closed on Monday | Election observers need to show IDs | Galvin urges printing of voters lists now

Minnesota: Election Day voters should plan ahead | Secretary of state reminds storm volunteers to vote absentee | Hennepin County board poised to oppose voter ID amendment

Mississippi: 2 vie for election commission

Missouri: Missouri voters feeling left behind by early voting | Secretary of state candidates split on top issue facing the office | Election officer plans to monitor voting day complaints | St. Louis County board of elections well prepared for general election

Montana: Montana Indians seek emergency election order | Sanders County candidate dies; name will still be on ballot | Tribal members seek more polling places on remote Montana reservations

Nebraska: Batcheller aims to oust Gill as Woodbury County auditor | Omaha's ES&S plans for the worse on Election Day: No power

Nevada: Surge in early voting expected to persist

New Hampshire: NH advising emergency responders to get ballots

New Jersey: Batteries, generators will be ready so polls can open Nov. 6 | Vote by mail applications still due Oct. 30 in Monmouth County | Mail-in voters churn on despite Sandy | Power outages from Sandy could impact election

New York: State Island voting machines taken to higher ground | We'll vote not matter watt: gov

North Carolina: Election officials say there are long lines at some early voting locations | WSSU early -voting list raises GOP hackles | Bad weather greets some early voters at NC polls | Election officials monitor weather | Storm doesn't slow voting surge | Early voting turnout heavy despite storm | Men with same name face ballot confusion | Election chief: Scams, misbehavior mark 2012

North Dakota: County alerts residents to voter requirements

Ohio: Early voting in Columbus still brisk | Early voters visit Ohio polls despite high winds | Provisional ballots could keep Ohio's presidential outcome in doubt for days after election | Say hello to the Ohio official who might pick the next president | Some angst on early ballots | Ohioans get additional voting hours | Elections officials prepare for power outages, keeping voters heading to polls

Oklahoma: Voters with disabilities in Oklahoma have voting options

Oregon: Kate Brown leads in Oregon SOS race, but more than a third undecided

Pennsylvania: Delivery delayed on some Montco voting machines due to storm | Elections officials readying plans for dealing with Sandy aftermath | Pa. power losses could trigger backup voting plans | The storm affects the vote; absentee-ballot deadline extended in Pa. | 1.3M PECO customers get incorrect voter info | Philadelphia election officials struggle with storm, postal glitch

South Carolina: Election officials fight voting myths | Absentee ballots cast up almost 50%

South Dakota: Absentee voting grows in popularity

Tennessee: Election commission prepares for large voter turnout | Tennessee, Memphis at odds over provisional ballots | Memphis pushes back over library ID voting policy | Memphis demands state stop policy of provisional ballots for voters who show library photo ID card | City responds to state appeal in photo voter ID case | Special Saturday hours to issue voter photo IDs

Texas: Special Report: Voter ID splits Austinites | DPS voter registration problems feared in Texas | Texas officials: Motor voter should check status | Elections administrator: Notices mailed to help avoid election day confusion | Human error blamed for elections mess in Medina County | Thousands of voters on suspended list | Travis County voter catches absentee ballot mistake

Utah: Many Utah voters flock to the polls early

Virginia: Storm throws wrench into works of Va. voting efforts | Absentee voters casting ballots earlier with relaxed rules | Falls Church absentee voting ends at Noon

Washington: Late voter registration rush swamps Cowlitz County elections office | Shorter than expected wait on final voter registration day | Some who haven't received ballots can get replacement | Quarter of election ballots returned in Franklin, Benton counties

West Virginia: Early voting continues despite weather, except in Morgan County | Voters flood polls ahead of storm | Early voting continues despite storm | Morgan County to suspend early voting | Tennant urges W.Va. voters take caution in weather

Wisconsin: Testing, testing: Election preparations carried out in River Falls | GAB head projects 3M voters, expresses concerns about polling places

Wyoming: Absentee ballots to get own precinct

Monday, 29 October 2012

October 27-29, 2012

National News: How Hurricane Sandy could affect the election | Election's poll workers face a myriad of challenges amid changes in voting rules | Voter ID laws a concern in Indian Country | Lawyers gird for possible recounts | High court weighs new look at voting rights law | As election nears, cries of voter intimidation |

Overseas Voting News: Absentee ballots may have been destroyed in crash

Alabama: How 24K nursing home residents would be affected by voter ID rules in 2014 is unclear

Arizona: Pima sees gains in election security | County letter to serve as voter ID | $30K in election date ads planned in Maricopa County | Counties will soon start counting early ballots

California: Monterey County grand jury finds voting procedures 'more than adequate' | Santa Cruz County clerk's office gears up for election | App allows Palo Alto voters to track mail ballot | Public invited to watch opening of ballots | Butte County reports 25 percent of mail-in ballots already in | New Republicans claim they were flipped | Earlier release for ranked-choice tallies

Colorado: New gear streamlines early voting | More than ever, Boulder County residents are casting early ballots | With mail-in ballots arriving, election process begins

Connecticut: Connecticut planning to deal with 'Sandy's' impact on Election Day | Voting changes highlighted for Norwich residents | Gov. Malloy orders voter registration deadline extended to Thursday

District of Columbia: Early voters overwhelm polling places in D.C. and Maryland | Early voting brings long lines, complaints | Early voters face long waits ahead of Hurricane Sandy | Early voting centers saw long waits, DCBOE remained silent | Early voting sites closed in DC because of Hurricane Sandy

Florida: Lines, scanner problems greet early voters | Eager voters turnout across PBC | Lines long for first day of early voting in PBC | Voters face long lines on first day of early voting in South Florida | Election workers check voting machines | Long lines, long waits on day 1 of early voting | Architect of felon voter purge behind Florida's new limits | Supervisor of elections: Wilcox, Cochran vie for Dee Brown's seat | Palm Beach back under the glare of election scrutiny | First day of early voting a success in Lee County | Early voters jam Manatee elections office | Campaign contributions raise questions in supervisor's race | League of Women Voters getting complaints about confusing ballot amendments | Broward Republicans say early voting locations unfair | Florida's new early voting law prompt retooled schedules for poll workers | Fla.: Election observers can't enter polling places | Supervisor of elections Ann McFall fails to post early voting totals for second consecutive day | Supervisor: Prepared early voters making for fast polling times | Church can have election signs removed at polls | Some Martin absentee ballots have printing errors on envelopes

Georgia: Early voting precincts busy in Ga. | Elderly man possible target of ID theft, voter fraud | Long lines for early voting in Gwinett | Georgia voter says another person voted in his place

Hawaii: Election staff 'sickout' plus 500K incorrectly printed ballots | WWII vet dies after casting a final ballot

Idaho: Voting early? People in Kootenai County will need to go to the election office

Illinois: Long lines for many early voters | Election officials scoff at security experts' questions about voting machines | Researchers break open voting machines in test of security

Indiana: Photo ID card battle won't be resolved before Election Day | Probe in to LaPorte voter purge sought | LP officials say all eligible voters have been reinstated | Switz Co. casts ballots at travelling vote centers | County's early-voting lines form early | Few provisional ballots expected in Indiana | County GOP considers ballot change | Absentee ballot postage confusing voters

Iowa: Debate over Dunkerton polling place following pastor's public letter | Early voting sets record in Linn County

Kansas: Project helps give kids history lesson in voting

Kentucky: Accuracy board meets, voting machines tested

Louisiana: Groups aim to protect voter rights | Voters line up early to cast ballots | Early voter stampede in Caddo Parish

Maine: Many area towns adding electronic vote counters to Nov. 6 effort

Maryland: Early voters overwhelm polling places in D.C. and Maryland | Generators in place to keep early voting going through storm | Early voting centers draw huge crowds | Early voters face long waits ahead of Hurricane Sandy | Experts: Lengthy Maryland ballots could challenge voters | Early voting canceled for Oct. 29 | Early voting, flights canceled and offices close as Sandy approaches | Hurricane Sandy contributes to long lines for early voting | Early voting kicks off with overflowing crowd and lines in Harford County

Massachusetts: Natick residents can help test election voting machines next week | Bilingual ballots increase voter access in Boston and Quincy | Officials ponder storm's possible effect on voting

Michigan: Voter registrations late after NAACP-held drive loses forms | Ruth Johnson has long record of serving public | Consolidation of Muskegon County's secretary of state office concludes with remodeling project | Track absentee ballots online

Minnesota: New TV ads for, against voter ID | Some question tribal ID usability under amendment | Voter fraud: Stuffing ballot boxes or the stuff of myth? | Charting the arguments over vote fraud

Mississippi: Groups aim to protect voters

Missouri: St. Louis tests voting machines | Candidate focusing campaign on voter ID in secretary of state race | Political discussion on photo ID sparks local confusion on voter ID rules | Schoeller touts voter ID support

Montana: US backs Native voting rights in Montana, counties want $90K if they lose | Insufficient postage an issue with many Montana ballots | Flathead Co. seeing record number of ballots | Check your ballot before voting in Missoula County | Some absentee ballots reported missing in Lewis & Clark County | Minister wins suit over 100-year-old election law

Nebraska: Closing rural polling places slow to take hold

Nevada: Early voting draws 25 percent of Nevada | Push for early voting in Clark County continues

New Hampshire: Don't panic: You can vote Nov. 6 without an ID

New Jersey: Extended hours announced for vote-by-mail options | Vote-by-mail deadline approaching, county clerks alert voters to possible storm-related mail disruptions | Voting before the storm | Officials expect more mail-in ballots

New Mexico: Local attorney reports faulty ballot; officials blame human error | Deceptive training for poll watcher investigated in New Mexico | Dona Ana County warns of phone calls to voters giving false information | Las Cruces lawyer complains of ballot misprint

New York: Could NYC BOE absentee ballot application backlog leave voters out? | Cost of Oneida Co. election ballot spelling error: $75K | St. Lawrence County voters urged to check their polling place

North Carolina: Shorter waits can be found for early voters | Hurricane Sandy may impact voting in North Carolina | Elections boss worried about poll incidents | Early voting is a success | Absentee ballots vulnerable in Gaston? | Election officials not worried bout touch-screen voting machines | Officials address non-voter issue | Charlotte-area churches take advantage of Sunday voting | Voters get a head start--but so do problems

North Dakota: Inquiries prompt Jaeger to make sure election workers are 'on the same page' | Thousands expected to vote early in Cass and Clay counties

Ohio: Is Cuyahoga County ready for Election Day? | Elections chief to appeal ruling on counting provisional ballots | Elections board probes early voting complaint | Horne talks elections law violation | New polling locations tripping up some voters | Elections officials help those in nursing homes and jail cast ballots | Husted appeals voting ruling | BOE has plan to weather the storm; Early voting not hampered

Oregon: Brown and Buehler meet in sometimes heated secretary of state debate | Would Knute Buehler put Oregon's vote-by-mail system 'at risk'?

Oklahoma: Vote and get free guacamole on Election Day | Some Tulsans too eager to vote absentee

Pennsylvania: Working together for democracy | Two polling places change locations | Sandy may effect polling locations | Pike County gears up for election | Solobay urges state, employers to ensure storm workers can vote

South Carolina: Obama photo removed from Bluffton absentee-voting office

Tennessee: Ex-felons vote for first time following imprisonment | Voters could see hours-long wait on Election Day

Texas: Hurdles remain for disabled to vote in Texas, advocates say | Tarrant County poised to exceed number of early votes cast 4 years ago | Lubbock county elections administrator discussed alleged voting errors | No problems seen with European election observers | Head of election monitors group tells Abbott to calm down | Political publications found at City Hall polling site | Motor voters missing on rolls

Utah: Mail-in ballot results in staggering voter return numbers for Duchesne County | Davis election official says big early vote turnout 'exciting' | Davis County recognized for making polling places accessible for people with disabilities | More votes cast in churches in Davis and Weber counties

Virginia: DOJ considers investigation into voter registration fraud | Feds agree to 2 Va. counties' voting 'bailout' | Election officials prepared for Hurricane Sandy | McDonnell urges caution and preparation; will expand hours for absentee voting | Va. electoral board offers guidance as storm nears | Registrar offices, polling places to be given 'high priority' in cases of power outage | Va. absentee lists sold to campaigns, candidates | State will ask voter registrars to extend hours

Washington: Mail-in voting means loss of polling places

West Virginia: Kanawha voter office computers down for 90 minutes | Officials on guard against voting fraud | Election fraud not an abstract concern in W.Va. | Secretary of state faces challenge from Putnam delegate | Poll workers in midst of seventh election

Wisconsin: More than 225K Wisconsin residents request absentee ballots | Many Wisconsinites take advantage of early voting

Friday, 26 October 2012

October 26, 2012

National News: E-voting puts vote accuracy at risk in four key states | A loot at irregularities with voter registration, voting | Voter ID laws to have smaller impact on election | Election will be over in 12 more days, or will it? | Electoral College alternatives discussed at MIT | Advocates work to ensure access to polls for transgender voters 

Arizona: Pima commissioners to discuss chance of election fraud in larger precincts | Arizona election officials to discuss errors on Spanish voting documents 

Arkansas: Voter cites missing candidate's name in voting machine | Rogers unhappy with ballot change | Error keeps council races off some Jonesboro ballots 

California: California officials say online voter registration a success | City wins case--but still spends nearly $80K | Ranked choice creates uncertainty in mayoral race | Ranked choice voting puts a twist in Berkeley mayoral race | Vote by mail ballots slow returns, so far 

Colorado: Trend shows rise in mail-in ballots, lag in early voting 

Connecticut: Wilton registrars office preps for November election 

Delaware: Polling place app locator goes mobile 

District of Columbia: Getting a jump on early voting 

Florida: FBI is investigating Florida voter intimidation | After 2 days of uncertainty, Bucher appears ready to approve poll watchers | Copying of bad PBC ballots going well, so far | Less time, longer ballot may snarl early voting | Election office cleared for takeoff | Drummond runs against Hoots for elections office | Authorities look at suspicious Fla. voter mailings | Postage for mail-in ballots | Error delays absentee ballots to about 400 Hernando County voters 

Georgia: Early voting grows in Hall County, officials respond | Republicans promote Saturday voting | Reece warns some early ballots are wrong; election official says problem fixed | Cobb County opens second poll for early voters

Illinois: Poll worker tells Obama as he votes early: 'I need an ID' | More than 2,000 Election Day reminders go undelivered in East St. Louis | How do election officials make sure people don't vote twice 

Indiana: Centers ready for balloting blitz | Thousands of registered voters illegally purged in LaPorte County | Vigo Republicans concerned over absentee ballots | Indiana voters can cast provisional ballots after receiving absentee ballot 

Iowa: Voters keep auditors' offices busy | High number of mail-in ballots could slow results on election night 

Kentucky: Graves students use real voting machine thanks to county clerk

Louisiana: Commissioners offer help with early voting in Vermilion Parish | Appellate race mail ballots questioned 

Maryland: Two years later, questions remain on Maryland's early voting 

Massachusetts: League recruits inmates to vote absentee 

Michigan: Election preparation | Clerks: Absentee votes 'absolutely' counted | Hundreds of absentee ballots not delivered in Roseville | HS students to work GR polling places 

Minnesota: Human Rights commissioner makes case against voter ID 

Missouri: Voter says machine cast vote for wrong candidate twice | Missouri secretary of state candidate gets campaign help | Secretary of state calls for petition reform 

Montana: Old foes tangle in race for Montana secretary of state | Some say they haven't received absentee ballots | Insufficient postage an issue with many Montana ballots; Missoula will pay | Give ballots only to someone you trust 

Nebraska: Special unit will investigate any complaints about voter fraud 

New Hampshire: Town ready for new voter ID election regs 

New York: BOE to make voting easier for disabled | State's highest court backs elections board over union | Board of elections wants $115K for ballots | Confusion abounds over redistricting

North Carolina: Alerts warn Cumberland County voters of sensitive voting machines | Burke voting machines recalibrated | Glitches reported at early polling sites in Guilford, Davidson | Voters report problems with electronic ballots | Bogus callers telling people they can vote by phone, NC officials say | Voters say paper ballots easier, take less time | Confusion at polls during NC early voting | Cumberland County voters to have access to polling site near college during homecoming 

Ohio: Voting conspiracy theory spreads | Judge won't reinstate fired elections officials | Judge extends provisional ballot counting | Polling location ruling expanded | Election could hinge on late ballots | Elections board deals with changing rules | Federal judge denies request to reinstate fired employees | A possible 'nightmare scenario' for counting votes in Ohio? | New ballots ordered after court ruling

Pennsylvania: Elections director reiterates change in ID policy this general election | Philly behind on voter registration applications, watchdog says | Pa. election officials keep an eye on Hurricane Sandy 

Rhode Island: Secretary of state Mollis wants voters to be prepared 

South Carolina: Change of address form could lead to voting issues | State urges Supreme Court to hear challenge to Voting Rights Act | More voters get wrong absentee ballots | 108-year old to vote for first time 

Tennessee: Court upholds voter ID law | Tenn. to appeal voter ID ruling over library card | Appeals court rules photo library cards are voter ID 

Texas: Woman claims racial slurs thrown while voting | Official: Lubbock voting machines are not switching votes |Texas, international election observers face off | Defiant Texas AG wants to keep poll observers out | Issue with voter IDs | Olson moves to protect citizen, military voter rights | Eastland County approves countywide voting for Election Day | Attorney general's warning to foreign poll observers stirs backlash | Slew of Dallas County ballot-box rumors comes with election season 

Virginia: Fairfax Dems warn of voting machine problems | Fairfax prepares for an Election Day deluge | Arlington police looking into 'every component' of Moran video

West Virginia: Early voting running smoothly in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle

Thursday, 25 October 2012

October 25, 2012

National: Is early voting a 'quiet revolution'? | Absentee voting's rise means more risk of problems | Watchdog groups prep for voter intimidation, fraud | A look at irregularities with voter registration, voting | Foreclosures expected to deter thousands of voters | U.S. felons a potentially powerful but shunned voting bloc | As election nears, efforts intensify to misinform, pressure voters

Alabama: Authorities ready to respond to complaints of election fraud, voting rights violations | Chief JeffCo election official: Watch out for bad election info

Arizona: Activists groups call foul on election practices in Arizona | Prop. 121 would create at 'top two' open primary in Arizona

Arkansas: County introduces electronic poll books

California: Online voter registration proves popular as state nears record | App allows voters to track vote by mail ballot | Early voting options expanded | Majority of new Yolo voters registered online | Mail ballots require one 45-cent stamp

Colorado: Critics air concerns about Boulder County's ballot processing | Mail ballots coming back | Voter purging resurfaces in Colorado | 20 noncitizens on Larimer County voter rolls | Mail ballot glitch leads to addition of drop-off box

Connecticut: Nation's oldest poll worker passes away

Florida: PBC back in election spotlight | Free Votran rides available to voters starting Saturday | South Florida voters need patience, perseverance | Fraudulent voter roll letters turn up in 26 counties | Veteran told he couldn't use bathroom in elections building | Copying bad PBC ballots will likely prevent repeat of 2000 election spotlight, experts say | Voting interest up; turnout may reach 80 percent | Long ballot could spell long lines, delays if voters come unprepared | Citrus County participates in statewide voting results test | Technology, longevity at heart of St. Lucie elections supervisor campaigns | FBI investigating bogus letters

Georgia: Gun raffle for vote campaign challenged | Early voting nears 600K | Fulton County hopes new changes fix past elections problems

Hawaii: Honolulu man votes for last time--from his deathbed

Illinois: Election judges study up ahead of Nov. 6 voting | Election judge pay no longer helped by state

Indiana: BMV expands hours for voters needing photo IDs | Dem chair wants investigation into voter purge

Iowa: Official: Early voting likely will set Iowa record | Vote while you shop: 'Pop-up' poll sites sweep Iowa | Iowa election results face delay with new rule

Kansas: Schools bus first-time voters to polls for advance voting | Wichita high school students vote for first time

Kentucky: Efforts to protect election integrity expands | New online resources available to voters

Louisiana: Lawsuit rips election plan

Maryland: Glitch with Md.'s new online voter registration system will affect hundred; others are mailed incomplete ballots | One page was absent from Md. absentee ballots | Elections board acknowledges absentee ballot errors

Michigan: Voting rights hotline and volunteers ready for election | Roseville clerk: Hundreds of absentee ballots not delivered | Election precinct workers offered online training

Minnesota: Voter ID amendment battle grows heated over ad claims | Dispute over military voting heats up photo ID campaign | Sparks fly during voter ID forum | Election Day registration rules detailed | Minneapolis busy preparing for Election Day and handling flood of absentee ballots

Missouri: Election crews put voting machines through a practice run | County clerk holds successful voting machine test | Candidates weigh in on voter ID | Schoeller stumps for photo ID requirements | Clerks brace for high polling place numbers | Secretary of state candidates clash

Montana: Missoula County distributes record number of absentee ballots

Nebraska: Secretary of state sets up voter fraud hotline

New Hampshire: Fake voter registration mailings frustrate NH town clerks

New Mexico: Bernalillo County releases voting app

New York: City fails Bengali ballot test; elections board says it has a plan | Nursing home resident says she felt pressure to vote

North Carolina: Cumberland County resets machine after voter complaints | More voting problems reported in Jamestown, Pleasant Garden | Veteran's photos removed from polling location | Some ballot machines not registering voter's choice | New scrutiny for voting machines in Mecklenburg County | Despite glitch, students marched to polls | State asks counties to speed up early voting | Early voters swarm election sites | Voting straight ticket? Beware the pitfalls, officials say | Long lines persist at polls; not changes planned

Ohio: Official: Local voting machines are safe, secure | Judge extends provisional ballot counting | Board names interim director | Absentee ballots could hang up Ohio's results | Several counties say they won't make changes to early voting | Ohio's nightmare voting scenario

Oklahoma: Overwhelming amount of inquiries about absentee voting leads to announcement of voting dates, times

Oregon: Brown turns to audits in secretary of state race

Pennsylvania: Speed up voter ID misinformation case, ACLU says | County must release some Pizano emails, agency rules | Post-Gazette argues for the right to photograph polling places

Rhode Island: Cranston killer tests voting rights laws | State, federal officials will be on lookout Election Day

South Carolina: Elections officials crack down on voting hoax email | New precinct announced for some Anderson County voters | 840 Spartanburg voters get wrong absentee ballots

South Dakota: Early voting advances in South Dakota

Tennessee: Tieche defends citizenship-challenge training for election | Voters' citizenship could be challenged

Texas: Lots of money and work to hold elections | Ballot error found on first day of voting | Upcoming Election Day sparks conversation with council regarding elections, terms | Texas AG sends warning to international election observers | Voters allege profiling at polls | Voting rights group urges Texas to embrace observers | No evidence of foul play in death of man a local polling place

Virginia: Cuccinelli will investigate GOP worker accused of trashing voter forms | State elections board cooperating with voter fraud investigation

Washington: Whatcom auditor: Take care not to tear ballot | County auditors and current secretary of state support Wyman | Gray Harbor ballots will not require two stamps

West Virginia: Taylor County prepares for Election Day

Wisconsin: GAB keeps two election policies in place | Lawsuit over late absentee ballots settled

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

October 24, 2012

National: Hundreds of thousands of Latinos may be deterred from voting | Post-election audits necessary for electronic voting systems

Alabama: Alabama to seek stiffer voter fraud penalties | Shelby County circuit clerk getting incorrect absentee voting applications

Alaska: National tribal group raises concern with Alaska over voter ID laws | Voting integrity group is critical of email voting in Alaska

Arizona: More Maricopa County election materials have errors

California: California voter registration website draws 1 million users | Voter registration mystery | Write-in option on San Diego ballot a mistake

Colorado: Voter reports faulty voting machine cast wrong vote | Voting machine pulled after malfunction | Arapahoe County voters assured all ballots will be counted | 300 more suspected noncitizens on voter rolls in 2nd round of checks | New ethics complaint filed over Gessler's acceptance of donations | Voters sent wrong ballot, problem addressed | 'I Voted' sticker in Arapahoe County mail may rub some the wrong way | Free pizza, t-shirts spawn elections complaint

District of Columbia: Nearly 1,100 have already voted in D.C.

Florida: Long lines expected to lead to Election Day delays | Sancho shows feds bogus mail | Time running out for PBC waiting to get absentee ballots | PBC vote duplicating underway | Ballots delivered with postage or not | Polk overseas ballots safe | Extra postage needed for absentee ballots

Illinois: Orland Township election judges honored for service | Counties pick up higher election tab | Illinois $2.5M short for election

Indiana: Groups assisting voters who need photo IDs | Voters purged by mistake | Vote centers lack convenience for students | More than 50 Monroe County absentee ballots not delivered

Iowa: Ballot security under scrutiny in close election | Scanners check early Polk County voters | Voting event for disabled raises concerns with some parents

Kentucky: Initiative to combat voter fraud announced | Secretary of state looks to head off pills for votes

Louisiana: Records set in Louisiana's first day of early voting | Group of elderly, disabled say they were not accommodated during early voting

Maine: More Maine voters choose absentee, early voting

Maryland: Changes to Maryland voting system spark concern  | Absentee ballots missing critical page

Massachusetts: Lynn election ballots have two pages, two languages

Michigan: Kentwood company makes elections happen | East Lansing clerk gets OK to witness stamped ballot signature

Minnesota: Nation's racial legacy shapes Minnesota's voter ID debate | Students concerned about voter ID | Native Americans and voter ID: Is there a problem? | Steele County says voter ID could cost it $100K

Mississippi: Hosemann: Voter ID not required in Nov. | Biloxi council differs on if Voting Rights Act still relevant today

Missouri: Schoeller to push for voter ID law during Springfield stump | Phelps Center to act as polling location

Montana: Missoula County election officials prepared to assist voters who have questions

Nebraska: District election officer named for Nebraska

New Hampshire: Anonymous mailings frustrate NH clerks

New Jersey: Board of elections cautions against misinformation | Federal judge denies newspapers access to voters leaving polling places

New Mexico: Voter glitch problem partially solved

New York: Defeated candidate seeks new vote

North Carolina: Guilford County voters say they voted for the wrong candidate | State elections board wants counties to extend early voting times and days | Future of new voting site relies on turnout

Ohio: Angst about Bain, Romney donors links to voting machine company | DOJ officials on duty to field voting complaints | Elections chief: 1.6M Ohioans use early voting | Lake County elections board hires former director Janet Clair as consultant | Judge delays decision on case of fired Ohio elections workers | Judge to hear provisional ballot argumentsColleges help students vote early

Oklahoma: Oklahoma voters prepare for Election Day

Oregon: Secretary of state candidates' debate gets heated at times

Pennsylvania: Some counties may ask to see ID on Election Day | Federal official to oversee election

Puerto Rico: First Circuit Court rules to preserve order in Puerto Rico elections

Texas: Camp County to reprint ballots--again | County elections office dials up help | Texas AG warns international election observers | More than 9,000 in El Paso County cast ballots on first day of early voting | Bexar replaces service member's ballot lost in Afghanistan crash | Curbside voting helps ensure more are heard | Corpus Christi gets wrong ballot, misses out on city election | Election officials worried about soldiers' vote

Utah: Disability advocates labor to ensure Utah polling places are accessible

Virginia: Va. congressmen ask for federal probe into vote fraud allegations | 'Voter Song' spreads info on absentee voting in Arlington

Washington: Some voters receive two ballots due to registration changes | Appellate court rules: No secrecy in ballot signatures

Wisconsin: Elections board keeps distance rules in place | GAB: Milwaukee voter registration eligibility problem corrected | City officials failed to check voters registering against felons list

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

October 23, 2012

National: Voter ID laws and election 2012 | Voter ID laws hurt Native Americans, advocates say | National tribal group focuses on voter ID laws | Vote by mail more prone to errors, study says | Why are elections on Tuesdays?

Alabama: Alabama officials urge lookout for voter fraud

Alaska: New this year for Alaska: Electronic voting

California: UVote voter registration system registers fewer students, centralizes process | Fresno County signed up voters until midnight | San Diego's election ballot translated for growing Chinese community | Santa Cruz County registers more voters than before thanks to online registration | Ventura County elections office stays busy with last-minute voter registrations | Half a million Californians register to vote online

Colorado: Voting officials work to verify ballots

Delaware: State gears up for Election Day | Delaware's polling place locator goes mobile

Florida: Election workers check voting machines | Dozens of Brevard absentee ballots get rejected | Q&A with: Elections Supervisor Ion Sancho | For many Florida ex-cons, voting booth is off-limits | Election officials warn of fake voter letter | Indian River elections supervisor requesting state investigate bogus letters

Georgia: Poll workers in Athens, precinct ready for Election Day

Hawaii: Report: State, county knew election worker plans to call in sick on election day | State, county knew of election 'blue flu'

Idaho: Voters face mess in November election when compared to primary

Illinois: 5,300 hit early-voting polls | For first time, early voting an option on campus | Not enough money in state budget to fully for election

Indiana: Voting machine critics worry about possible tampering | Record expected for early voting; lines seen out the door | Election Day gets closer, county clerk says allow extra time to vote | Avoid lone lines by voting early, Lake County elections director says | Clerk's office testing voting equipment

Iowa: Parents concerned about voting at North Star

Kansas: Candidates on the issues: Kansas voter ID laws

Kentucky: Kentucky secretary of state getting 'encouragement' on McConnell challenge | Authorities to watch for drug impact on election

Maryland: Translation problems with same-sex marriage referendum

Massachusetts: Scituate students learn importance of election process | City council discusses polling issues

Michigan: Hundreds of absentee ballots mailed in Auburn Hills haven't reached voters

Minnesota: Voter ID would require new legislation to fill in the blanks | E-book now available on the voting amendment and Minnesota's role in the 'voting wars' | Ritchie asks newspapers for amendment help | Why do we vote where we pray?

Montana: A little less than half of absentee voters return ballots so far

Nevada: Early voting opens in Nevada with long lines

New Hampshire: Registration mailings confusing NH voters

New Mexico: Voter turned away in possible ID mix-up| Groups take out ads hoping to combat voter suppression | Crowds pack early voting centers

New York: Schenectady Co. extends absentee voting hours | Lewis adds five election districts to accommodate villages' election switch

North Carolina: Confusion ballot for Hickory, Catawba County voters? | '112-year-old voters' a result of change in data collection, not voter fraud

Ohio: Elections officials have trouble reading calendar | Smaller counties prepared for final weekend early voting | Another election-related court ruling likely this week | Dems blast Ottawa County elections board for giving voters wrong info | Miami County continues voting without director

Oregon: Buehler outlines secretary of state platform | Oregon tries Windows tablets to help disabled voters

Pennsylvania: Spanish billboards give voters the wrong ID-ea | Voter ID law opponents receive no response from Commonwealth Court

Rhode Island: Rhode Island official resigns over ballot request by child killer

Tennessee: Powell early-voting site brings questions

Texas: Record number vote early in Jefferson County | Election sites swamped as voting opens | Early voting in Bexar County off to a strong but bumpy start | Bell County elections officials worried Fort Hood soldiers will cast invalid mail-in ballots | Extra eyes examine Dallas County voting

Vermont: Secretary of state agrees to Nov. 16 deadline for small number of overseas ballot count

Virginia: Virginia AG wants power to probe election issues | Despite new law, military absentee ballot requests fall

Washington: Some King Co. voters to get replacement ballots | King County elections unveils new voter app in time for general election | New ballots going to 1,422 Pierce County voters after printing error

West Virginia: Tennant reminds WV voters of verification procedures | Election season brings with it jobs

Wisconsin: Wis. elections officials to discuss complaints | Gates of Heaven polling place will remain

Monday, 22 October 2012

October 20-22, 2012

National News: Voter ID laws, registration challenges create hurdles for college students ahead of election | Maher scolds GOP on voter ID laws | Impact of states' voter laws could be difficult to identify | Getting to vote is getting harder | Voter intimidation fears renewed as Election Day nears | International monitors at US polling places draw criticism from voter fraud groups | 10 craziest places to vote | Despite e-voting improvements, audits still needed for ballot integrity | The voter-fraud myth

Alabama: Tea party offshoot working to clear names from voter rolls | Absentee ballots went out late for some Alabama counties | Secretary of state, AG to discuss election

Arizona: Voter ID fight finally reaches high court | Early ballot mix-up for Mesa Del residents

California: Mail-in ballots require more stamps | Election time approaches

Colorado: Mesa County voters break mail-in ballot record | Pair of defective mail-in ballots reported in Boulder County | Faith leaders to monitor polling places

Connecticut: Easton voting machines tested

Delaware: Find your polling place with a new app for your smartphone

Florida: Manatee elections counting machines get pre-vote test | Florida election officials to oversee duplication of flawed PBC ballots | Absentee ballots: Running late for some, doubling up for others | Dead woman among names on disputed voter forms | Pink paper doubles as secrecy sleeve in Indian River | Miami seniors: Early voting at their own pace | Hillsborough elections supervisor race pits leaders | Supervisor of elections candidates differ on outreach | Elections chief race is a battle of visions

Georgia: State: Locals decide when to report vote results | Fulton Co. hires election consultant | Fulton elections department to get help from a critic

Idaho: Expect late night, er, early morning Idaho election results, says Ada County clerk | Election officials plan on late night

Illinois: Mail option could boost early voting to record levels

Indiana: County tests voting machines | Late registrations keep election workers up late | Activists contend voting machine checks don't go far enough

Iowa: Floyd County warns about unrequested absentee ballots

Kansas: Kids Voting seeks help at polling sites

Kentucky: Precinct workers prepare for Nov. 6

Louisiana: St. Tammany voters have additional option for Nov. 6

Maryland: No voter registration 'bloat' in Maryland, study finds | Carroll's election director opens up about process

Massachusetts: No other East Longmeadow officials involved in alleged voter fraud scandal

Michigan: Johnson urges clerks to replace forms that have citizenship question | Ballots held up at post office

Minnesota: Setting up a one-day election takes months of work | Fine print to be determined by Legislature if voter ID passes

Mississippi: Hosemann's Office: No voter ID needed

Missouri: Postage won't stop state voters | Sites used as Jasper County voting places back in service after tornado

Montana: 15 percent have voted in Cascade County | Postage due: County foots the bill for unpaid postage on ballots

Nevada: Early voting problems | Clark County election officials prepare for early voting | Polling place managers take training

New Jersey: Wordy public questions on Hoboken's ballot could change elections | Somerset County clerk's office extends hours to mail ballot applications | NJ moves toward online voter registration

New Mexico: Dona Ana County early voting 'surpasses expectations'

New York: Forum offers voters a chance to prepare | Average age of elections inspectors drops

North Carolina: Record turnout for early voting, some complain over ballot confusion | Election officials track votes to ensure we only vote once | Board of elections holds emergency meeting

Ohio: Early voters get additional ballots after Ohio Supreme Court decision | Ohio has early voting, but other vote access issues remain | Voter fraud billboards that drew complaints will come down, Clear Channel says | SW Ohio elections director resigns | Elections chief asks end to flawed-ballot order | Polling places disappearing in Belmont Co. | Montgomery County elections director won't return this year | Absentee ballots still count if voters dies before election

Oklahoma: Election board demonstrates voting machine accessibility

Oregon: Secretary of state race in spotlight

Pennsylvania: Groups ask judge to stop outdated voter ID mailings | Pa. ads create confusion and fear on voter ID | ACLU to Pa.: Stop issuing false voter ID info | Officials clash at Piazza hearing | 55 years later, 'temporary' poll worker still smiling | Residual headaches from voter ID law

Rhode Island: Rhode Island handing out free voter ID cards | Cranston official: No absentee ballot for killer

South Carolina: Island not providing voter-registration services | Richland County offers off-site Saturday hours for absentee voters | Lowcountry students train to be poll workers

Tennessee: Voter ID ruling could come this week | Sullivan Co. voter purge 'timing is unfortunate'

Texas: Expanded area polling sites simplify early voting | Record-length ballot could test voters' patience | Secretary of state talks up elections process | AG questions voting act's constitutionality | Texas appeals DC court redistricting decision | Feds to monitor early voting in 2 counties | Electronic polling books come to Brazos County | Election officials prepping for early voting | The Texan behind the charge for voter ID laws | Commissioners to discuss additional election help

Virginia: Voting is vexing for Portsmouth ID theft victim | AG won't investigate worker arrested for dumping voter registrations

Washington: Some mail-in ballots need two stamps

Wisconsin: Absentee voting growing in Brookfield | Little-known change to voting law could cause major headache | New law puts transgender voting rights at risk | 3 dropped as voter registration workers after felonies flagged | Election clerks prepare for rush of early voting Monday | Popular straight-ticket voting abolished

Friday, 19 October 2012

October 19, 2012

National News: Nightmare scenarios worry both parties | Gains in voting-machine technologies could be cancelled out by errors introduced through mail and Internet voting | Millions lose access to polls, have votes go uncounted, report says | Election protection pushing mobile app amid voter ID worries | State parties praise federal hotline on election fraud, suppression | AFL-CIO prepares for 'election protection' | Swing-state billboards warning against voter fraud stir backlash | More Asian immigrants are finding ballots in their native language

Overseas Voting News: States struggling to meet deadlines for delivering absentee ballots

Alabama: Deadline for Alabama's absentee ballots for military and overseas voters extended

Arizona: Why Arizona's native voters are in peril

California: LA councilman, wife plead not guilty in voter fraud case | SJ registrar encouraged, surprised by recent swell in young county voters | Registrar reminds voters to add extra postage when mailing ballots | New mobile app allows voters to check voting status and procedure

Colorado: U.S. Attorney's office to look for vote fraud | Gessler gave self $1400 to cover expenses without receipts

Connecticut: New Haven reprinting absentee ballots because of missed question

District of Columbia: Prospects dim for corporate campaign donation ban

Florida: Hand-copying PBC ballots likely to lead to errors, lawsuits, election observers warn | Two vie for Flagler supervisors of elections post | Suwannee elections office gearing up for Nov. 6 | Duplicate absentee ballots worries couple | Elections officials prepare for Election Day | State looking at reports of people voting twice

Georgia: Voters can avoid long lines if they don't vote at library | Former Forsyth elections director will help Fulton

Hawaii: Printer blamed for mailing of duplicate ballots to Manoa

Illinois: Clerks lobby against election filing deadline on Christmas Eve

Indiana: Indiana agency sets hearing for man denied voter ID

Iowa: Johnson County auditor overspent equipment budget by $85K

Kansas: KanVote Action group protests Wichita DMV | County employees to help with Nov. 6 elections

Maryland: Group warns Md.'s online voter registration could lead to fraud | Disquiet over congressional map leads to call for reform

Massachusetts: Election Day observers are OK at Cape Cod polls

Michigan: Clerk predicts long lines at polls on Election Day | Zeeland Township clerk among those sued over military ballots

Minnesota: Advocate for the disabled says voter ID could create barriers | Split Cottage Grove city council says it opposes voter ID amendment | Election official: Absentee voting has problems

Missouri: Candidates at odds on voter ID laws | Sharp differences mark secretary of state race

Nevada: Washoe County makes final preparations for early voting

New Hampshire: Is a 'perfect storm' brewing for a long Election Day

New Jersey: Bergen County will absorb added mailing cost of heavier absentee ballots

New Mexico: Federal prosecutor to handle voting rights, fraud complaints on Election Day

New York: 250K voters in Monroe County to use new voting machines for the first time | In Dutchess County, battle brews over dorm dwellers' voting rights

North Carolina: Voters line up to cast ballots on first day of early voting | Long lines as NC early voting begins

Ohio: Election ruling causes changes | Early voting a controversial convenience

Pennsylvania: Voter ID opponents say state's ad campaign is misleading | Montgomery County to suspend voter photo ID card program | Glitch tied to ID laws

Rhode Island: RI reviewing instant-runoff voting

South Carolina: SCDP corrects voter ID flier circulated in Dorchester County

Tennessee: Voter ID law intact for now, court will make ruling soon | Voter ID appeal sharply questioned by judges

Texas: Ballot to be Bexar's biggest ever | Courthouse flooding concerns officials | County addresses potential precinct questions | Vaccinations to be offered near polling sites

Virginia: Phoenixville man with GOP ties arrested for tossing Va. voter forms

West Virginia: Officials test voting machines | Federal prosecutors in W.Va. to promote clean elections

Wisconsin: Winnebago County voting machines pass test run | GAB head emphasizes voter preparedness | Polling places not ADA complaint

Thursday, 18 October 2012

October 18, 2012

National News: The state of the U.S. election system | Report sees decline in voting glitches, but vote-by-mail sparks concern | Many strict election laws blocked

Arizona: Spanish speakers given wrong election date on Maricopa voter ID card | US Attorney announces past to combat voter fraud

California: Voting in honor of a veteran up and running | 544, online voter applications in program's first month | Handful of La Jolla voters have been without a polling place for 10 years | Registrars hopeful for better election | Counting ballots is no funny business | Ballot errors found | SF polling site gets the boot

Connecticut: Wilton Registrars: Election 2012 a 'perfect storm' | Manchester registrars say don't wait till last minute | New Haven reprinting absentee ballots because of missed question

Florida: Flier on elections office misleads | PBC voters registration dispute centers on request for new voter cards | Unsuspecting voters caught in GOP registration scandal | Questions raised about legality of PBC elections | Volusia elections supervisor: Outsourcing 'failed miserably' | Lee County voters get duplicate mail ballots | Pasco County computer election system speeds up voting process

Georgia: Numbers up for early voting

Guam: GEC makes sure Decision 2012 is squared away | GEC: Off-island deaths no accounted for

Hawaii: Manoa voters sent duplicate absentee ballots

Idaho: Boise State helps students with voter registration

Illinois: Winnebago County to conduct public test of voting machines

Indiana: Early voting, sort of

Iowa: US Attorney appoints election officer to respond to fraud complaints

Kansas: Sedgwick County sends out 60K advance ballots on first day | Drive to recall Kobach begins

Maryland: The perils of online voter registration

Massachusetts: Former East Longmeadow selectman pleads not guilty in voter fraud scandal

Michigan: Detroit city clerk urges voters to cast early ballots | Washtenaw County joins statewide effort to improve absentee ballot access for first-time voters

Minnesota: Carlson urges no vote on voter ID | No cases of voter impersonation found

Missouri: Candidates clash over photo ID | A look at Missouri secretary of state race | Election issues separate SOS candidates

Nevada: Preparations underway for early voting

New Jersey: Do-over for Vernon absentee ballots | Middlesex County residents warned of voter eligibilty hoax | Middlesex County BOE dispels voter misconceptions

New York: BOE adds early voting hours | BOE blunder leaves voters confused, worried about Election Day

North Carolina: Elections director in Forsyth: Expect lines at early voting sites

North Dakota: Ex-GOP leader fights ND Election Day campaign ban

Ohio: Summit County elections board has clam, short meeting | Montgomery County voters may have received wrong polling place information

Oklahoma: New voting machine helps visually impaired cast their ballots

Pennsylvania: York County election officials address ballot confusion | Advocates say Pa. slow on voter ID re-education efforts

Rhode Island: RI voting commission reviews possible voting changes | Officials prep for voter fraud issues | RI commission reviews IRV proposal

South Carolina: Con-'fusion': Candidate appears twice on ballot--it's not a mistake | Lawmakers mulling early voting bill

Tennessee: More problems for early voters in Shelby County | Early voting starts with surge | Appeals court to hear arguments on voter ID law | Voters lined up out the door as early voting begins | For early voters, convenience wins out

Texas: Bexar County ballots to be the longest ever

Utah: Voter information available for blind and disabled | Tremea honored by the Election Center

Virginia: Discarded filled-out voter forms in Va. spur probe | Arlington election officials prepare for record number of absentee ballots

Washington: Extra postage required for return