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Thursday, 01 November 2012

November 1, 2012

National News: Tribal leaders push for big Indian voter turnout | East Coast elections likely to occur, with tweaks | Storm brings obstacles one week before vote | Sandy causes troubles for state elections officials | Election experts say a lot could go wrong | Voter ID rulings vex administrators ahead of Election Day | AALDEF poll monitoring shows violations of Asian-American voting rights

Alabama: Absentee voting open to Alabama rescue workers | Jefferson County moves three polling precincts to new locations

Arizona: Officials: Voting system effective against fraud

Arkansas: White Co. ballot mistake to slow election results

California: Snail-mail vote could hold up California tally | California sets new record for voter registration | Napa County voters rolls up thanks to online registration | Orange County registrar ramping up for next week | Santa Monica City Hall sends faulty voting materials to Malibu

Colorado: 'Overvote' on ballot means no vote in that race | Mail-in ballot collecting concerns | Boulder County to start drive-by-mail ballot collections early | Some Denver voters picking multiple candidates

Connecticut: Towns expect a smooth voting process | Independents vie to create new registrar position | Registrars prepare for last-minute registrations | Hurricane Sandy never a threat to Election Day in Durham | Storm's impact on Connecticut polling places assessed | Top Election Official: Voting 'will go forward' | At least 100 polling places without power

District of Columbia: Early voting gets rave reviews | DC volunteers work to register the homeless

Florida: Long lines, delayed absentee ballots mark early South Florida voting | Sample ballot is a big help | Elections worker fired for insubordination | Number of votes lost to bad signatures small, but growing | Delays in PBC voters receiving absentee ballots | Poll monitor: Seniors passing out at early voting | Groups brace for a showdown at the polls | West Palm Beach woman sues elections supervisor to challenge signature rule for absentee ballots

Georgia: Hundreds of Fulton voter flagged for questionable addresses | Gwinnett posts wait times for early voting | Transportation to the polls provided in Athens, Ga. | Sandy not affecting local of yet | County opens four additional advance voting sites | New citizens hit roadblock trying to vote in Georgia

Idaho: Voter turnout is up thanks to early voting, same-day registration

Illinois: La Salle County has new polling place locator | Thousands of students to work as election judges

Indiana: Indiana voters urged to disregard fake voter audit | State officials taking notice of Vanderburgh vote centers

Iowa: Early voting numbers up, voting machines being tested | Shultz: International observers could be arrested at Iowa polls

Kansas: School prepares workers for election | Scanner problems shouldn't keep anyone from voting | Some Sedgwick County voters receive wrong advance ballots | Election workers get trained on ballots | Did you know there's a time limit to voting?

Louisiana: New York, New Jersey and other states look to Louisiana for election advice

Maine: Former Secretary of State Rodney Quinn dies

Maryland: Lines form for weekend early voting in St. Mary's | Officials give early voters an extension | Early voting gets rave reviews | Election board counsel has passion for law | Voters head back to polls in hurricane's aftermath

Massachusetts: State: City's plans for observers violate rules | Election Day disaster averted for thousands of inactive voters | Poll workers to get new orders

Michigan: Dems in Ottawa County miffed at secretary of state

Minnesota: Voter ID poised to pass | Ritchie ready to aid voters

Mississippi: Voting machines get an upgrade | Glitch temporarily halts voting | Confusion created over voter ID rules | Bryant says voters should voluntarily show ID

Missouri: Superstorm Sandy may affect local voting | No new requirements for voter ID this year in Missouri | Seymour has one polling place | St. Louis County BOE well prepared for election

Montana: Election worker shortage: Vote count could be a long one for Gallatin County | Technology helping people with disabilities exercise their voting rights | 70 percent of Yellowstone County absentee ballots are in

Nebraska: Gale denounces radio broadcast of 'armed election observers' at polling sites

Nevada: Reid votes at Latino supermarket

New Jersey: Plans being reviewed to make sure all can cast votes | Vote by mail hours extended | Bergen County officials scramble to plan for post-Sandy Election Day

New Mexico: Bernalillo County removes election guide from voting centers | SOS directs county clerks to remove LWV guides

New York: Warren County supervisors reverse position on buying new generator | How to vote after Sandy | Polling sites race Tuesday deadline | NYC scrambles for alternate voting sites | Two Dutchess lawmakers call for county to 'fully comply' with Spanish voting materials | Blackouts at voting sites cloud Election Day picture | Board of elections set extra hours to assist voters | Power out at HQ, BOE scrambles to prepare for Tuesday

North Carolina: County voting issues make national news | Thank tank questions same-day voter registration | Dalton wants elections board to investigate fights | Elections board doesn't extend early voting hours | Durham early-voting sites get Saturday extension | Voting complaints increase this election cycle

Pennsylvania: Hurricane Sandy delays voting booth delivery in Montgomery County | Alternative voting sites prepared in Monroe | Could outages impact Horsham polling places? | Voters can cast ballot without photo ID this year | AG's office asks court to deny voter ID opponents' injunction request | Poll workers to ask for ID in 'soft rollout' of voter-ID law | Trafford officials unhappy with voting precinct change | Midstate ready for Election Day, but absentee ballot deadline could be extended | Montco judge denies emergency petition to extend deadlines for absentee ballots

Ohio: Voting machines raising questions | Brooke officials prepare for election | DU students take advantage of early voting | Transfer of updated voter records delayed | Vote fraud debaters poles apart | Last minute hassle for elections board | Glitch held up absentee ballots | Poll watchers could bring 'chaos' in Ohio and elsewhere | More than 300 absentee ballots in Butler County flagged for review | Court: Voters must find right poll

Oklahoma: Cherokee Nation issue new photo ID; card does not meet Oklahoma voter ID criteria | State's new voting system accommodates voters with a variety of disabilities

Rhode Island: Providence begins Election Day preparations

South Carolina: More folks report issues with voting machines | Absentee voting slowed because of Internet problems | Early voting in Chatham County running smoothly after statewide computer glitch | County keeping absentee voting spots open longer

Tennessee: Voter ID law stymies Nashville woman's right

Texas: Officials prepare for Election Day crush | Courthouse entrance critiqued | Early voting continues; county adds new site | Some 'motor voters' have trouble voting

Utah: Davis, San Juan counties recognized for poll accessibility | Juab County voter frustrated after being turned away from polls

Vermont: Early voting up in parts in Vermont

Virginia: Election results could come late due to Va. voter ID law | City sees surprising surge of voters during storm | Many cities staying open late for absentee voting because of Sandy

Washington: Wash. sends out 1000s of bad pamphlets

West Virginia: Absentee ballot count high | Officials warn of precinct changes if Sandy outages persist | Election Day coming despite Sandy | W.Va. preps for Election Day in Sandy's shadow | Absentee ballot contractor for state prompts concerns | Storm alters early voting

Wisconsin: Alverno will shut down on Election Day