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Wednesday, 07 November 2012

November 7, 2012

National: Voting-machine glitches: How bad was it on Election Day around the country? | E-voting machine concerns | Voters document on election on social media | Glitches: A report | Glitches, partisan disputes mar vote | Heavy turnout, confusion over voter ID causes some issues | Complaints about voter IDs, ballots, long lines in election | Voting issues surface in battleground states | Pennsylvania, Florida among states facing voting problems | Many foreign-born Americans voting in native languages | Election officials making voting easier

Alabama: Minor High responds to voter registration dispute | UNA students blame voter fraud on botched registrations | Chapman estimates 7 of 10 voters cast ballots

Arizona: Tenacious voter overcomes clerical errors | Turnout, equipment woes result in long voter lines | Long lines, wait times reported at voting centers | Official: Goodyear polling place offered incentives to voters | Provisional ballots spark concern in Arizona voters | Voters reject Proposition 121

Arkansas: More than 50 Benton County precincts lack paper ballots

California: Westwood polling place receives voting machines, supplies | Complaints about voter ID demands | Riverside County registrar responds to incidents | Fresno County results delayed due to heavy turnout | Voters say polling place ran out of provisional ballots | Registrar of voters reassures voters provisional ballots will be counted | Harassment of poll workers investigated | Alameda County elections chief on Tuesday's vote | Vote by mail trend prompts calls for electoral reform | Online registration causes signature matching issue | Elisa Kennedy, Calif.'s longest-serving poll worker, honored | Polling site shut down due to gas smell

Colorado: Voting machines pass state review | More than half of registered voters voted early or with mail-in ballot | Thousands of mail ballots rejected for signature issues | Election Day voting smooth, but mail ballots create some frustration

District of Columbia: Voter Patrol: Long lines and machine mix-ups | Washington area polling places inundated by crush of voters | f you have yet to vote in D.C., paper ballots might be fastest

Florida: Voting machine forgotten at St. Lucie West precinct | Equipment glitches, registration problems and long lines at polls | Long lines delay voting for many | Lines snarl voting in Miami-Dade, Tampa Bay sees other hurdles | Bennett easily wins Manatee supervisor of elections race | Walker wins 9th term as St. Lucie supervisor of elections | Congressional aide Shirley Anderson wins election supervisor's race in Hernando | Bucher sends home workers duplicating misprinted absentee ballots | Only minor issues reported by Duval County supervisor of elections | Long lines drag voting late into the night | Voting process proves dedication | Hardee remains supervisor of elections in Madison County | Weeks wins big in Flagler election supervisor's race | Election over but final Florida results still not in | Wilcox touts experience in win over Cochran for elections chief | Griffin is Keys' new elections supervisor | Deborah Clark handily defeats opponent despite another election day mishap | In Brevard, smooth sailing at the polls on Election Day | St. Lucie County results final at 1:40 a.m. | Floridians brave major wait at polls | PBC election supervisor says 'things are going well' | Latimer wins Hillsborough elections chief contest | Police called to Little Havana polling site

Georgia: Fulton elections operations riddled with glitches | Fulton Co. voters not showing up on rolls | Secretary of state disappointed in Fulton County elections | Secretary of state expects lawsuits over poll problems | Fulton elections department: 'We feel we had a successful election'

Hawaii: 19 polling places on Oahu run out of paper ballots

Illinois: Two south suburban election judges dismissed | Chicago election problems: Hurdles abound for many city voters

Indiana: Officials have problems with voting machine | Wayne County vote centers: Long lines, smooth sailing | Lawson: Voting centers 'convenient' for voters | Vote centers get mixed reactions | Poll workers scrambled as ballots dwindled on Election Day

Iowa: Same-day registration blamed for lines in Iowa college towns | Satellite voting successful

Kansas: Election officials aim to make process easy for voters

Louisiana: Some voters faced problems at polls | In Louisiana, 'a huge day' and 'a late, late night' | Hordes of New Orleans voters brave long lines, complex ballots to vote

Maine: Bomb threat report in Maine incorrect

Maryland: Washington area polling places inundated by crush of voters

Massachusetts: Problems with voting machine in Rehoboth delays results | Needham voting machines malfunctioned | Seekonk approves voter ID measure | Voter registration falls through for some students | Advocate to seek probe of long lines | UMass students issued provisional ballots after many found to be unregistered, registered in hometowns | A lot of grumbling about polling place confusion

Michigan: High number of absentee ballots, technical glitches cause delays in some Mich. counties | Michigan's elections director praises Detroit for relatively smooth election day voting process | Genesee County absentee ballots push back expected time for final, unofficial election results

Minnesota: Voter ID amendment defeated | Minnesotans reject voter ID amendment | Some students have problems at the polls | New voters keep election judges busy in Duluth | Duluth election judge asks for ID of registered voters | Bomb threat at polling place

Mississippi: Hinds County circuit clerk, NAACP leader at odds over voter registrations

Missouri: Secretary of state race close | Secretary of state race too close to call | Board of elections director discusses problems at St. Louis polling places

Montana: Long lines of same-day voter registrants persist past poll closure | Lines, steady turnout, ballot shortage | Large turnout leads to long lines on Election Day in Missoula | Late registrations delay voting process | Lewis and Clark County sees 'biggest election day ever,' officials say

New Hampshire: Same-day voter registrations surge in Durham | Voters register in droves

New Jersey: Email votes overwhelm election clerks in storm-torn areas | Somerset elections admin: Walk-in ballots 'beyond anything we could have imagined' | Some Middletown voters issued paper ballots | Polling place becomes a reunion for storm-affected residents

New Mexico: Voting in Rio Rancho could last past 11pm

New York: Voting machine failures in Nassau; voter roll dispute in Suffolk | Bloomberg: New York voting machine system is 'a nightmare' | Chaos at City's polls amid new voting machines and last-minute rules | Latimer moves to have voting machines impounded | Observers find fault with voter-registration policy in Suffolk County | Ballot confusion leads to voter ire

North Carolina: Voting complaints rooted mostly in misunderstanding

Ohio: Despite a few glitches, election was smooth | Voting goes mostly smooth in Cuyahoga County | Long lines shorten tempers at crowded Summit County polling sites | Husted says Ohio voting system worked smoothly, few problems | Paper issues at polls led to lines, could delay results | Provisional ballots may delay decisions | It's an international crowd at Hamilton Co. board of elections

Oregon: Kate Brown wins second term | Number of suspect ballots in Clackamas County rises to 6

Pennsylvania: Voting machine chooses Romney over Obama | Touchscreen problems affect voting machine in York Township | Official: Central Pa. vote-switching machine fixed | Election Day sees heavy turnout, confusion over voter ID issue | Pa.'s new voter ID law causes confusion, voters say | Voter ID issue causes confusion in Lebanon County | No voter-ID issues reported to county officials | Schuylkill County defends ID checks | Voters adhere to new ID law, bring picture ID to polls | Second incorrect voter ID sign posted by county officials | Car into Montco polling place fails to slow voting

Rhode Island: Election Day voter registration in Providence: 600-plus and counting

South Carolina: How many voting machines should there be? | Voters run into problems at some precincts | County encounters voting machine issues | Lines, problems don't stop voters in The T&D region | Myrtle Beach poll worker has watched history unfold at precinct for 26 years

Tennessee: Few voting problems reported across East Tennessee | Polls closed, but people still in line to vote

Texas: Voting machine troubles delay results in Williamson County | Disabled veteran claims mail in ballot never came | Voting hiccups can't quiet Election Day excitement | Dallas area polls work out minor kinks, voting goes smoothly

Vermont: Montpelier voting delayed at start

Virginia: Voter Patrol: Long lines and machine mix-ups | Glitch frustrates Spotsylvania voters | For Virginia's voter ID law, most problems solved | Long voter lines only due to heavy turnout | Long lines delay tally in Virginia | Local woman regains voting rights after nearly 50 years | Washington area polling places inundated by crush of voters

Washington: Wyman, Drew in tight race for secretary of state | Despite challenges, state election officials keep calm and carry on

West Virginia: Tennant re-elected to second term

Wisconsin: Voters report glitches in Wisconsin | Voting machine breakdown at Samuel Clemens school | Gov. Walker praises clerks and election workers | Glut of absentee ballots, machine problems slow City of Waukesha count | Teens help staff polling places in Ripon