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Thursday, 08 November 2012

November 8, 2012

National News: How faulty and outdated voting machines contributed to voter lines and frustration | Election Day lawsuits targeted voter ID confusion, ballots | Voters wait in long lines in key states in latest poll problem | U.S. battle over ballots averted, but not forever | High turnout, budget woes fuel Election Day snarls | 'I Voted': Election stickers from around the U.S.

Alabama: Hale County probate judge race unresolved

Arizona: More than 600K ballots in Arizona still uncounted | Election Day over, but 20K Pinal ballots to be counted

Arkansas: Paper ballots still yet to be counted in Benton County | Paper ballots are being sent to Washington County | Ballots run out in various precincts

California: San Bernardino registrar to study performance in wake of polling place complaints | Thousands of Riverside County ballots to be counted | Riverside County ranks No. 1 worst for votes counted so far in California | Busy day at the Alameda County registrar of voters office | A third of county ballots remain uncounted | 35K Sonoma ballots still to be counted | County has 45K more ballots to tally | More than 792K ballots uncounted in LA County | Thousands of uncounted SF ballots | Up to 140K ballots still to be counted in Alameda County | Thousands of ballots uncounted in Yuba, Sutter | Ventura County election officials see busy days ahead | Poll worker puts Glendale precinct's ballots on car, drives away

Colorado: Web Poll: Should Colorado implement all mail-in ballots for every election? | Smooth election sees big showing from Summit | Provisional ballots could come into play after wait period

Connecticut: Hand count slowed results

District of Columbia: Long voting lines blamed on high turnout, too-few poll workers and voting machines

Florida: Tabulating machines at the center of voting controversy | Poll worker frustrated with voting process | West seeks injunction to impound ballots, voting machines | Miami-Dade vote totals won't be tallied until today | Deborah Clark, Pinellas supervisor of elections still not talking about misleading robocall | Seminole elections chief lays down law for recount | Five Florida counties still tallying | Mayor orders review of Miami-Dade voting debacle | Several factors contributed to late votes being cast in Hernando | No time to blink as absentee ballot counting resumes by bleary PBC election workers | Computer 'glitch' stalled vote count in Santa Rosa County | Manatee County had a successful Election Day, officials say | Voters call for Lee County election supervisor's resignation after long lines | Not easy moving voting scanners | Florida elections official issues tearful apology | Long lines could lead to voting reform in Florida | Florida voting--what's the hang-up? | Absentee ballots, voting delays put harsh light on South Florida election

Georgia: Early voting adds work for Georgia officials but removes press at the polls, officials say | Fulton voting problems equal headaches for Buckhead voters | Many fed up with Fulton elections problems | Sec. of state investigates Fulton Co. election issues

Guam: Mayors calls for election reform after upsets in Tuesday's race | GEC will recount 5 precincts Friday

Hawaii: Officials: Poor plans led to Oahu ballot shortage

Illinois: Election officials still skeptical about online voting | Chicago election problems: Hurdles abound for many city voters | Chicago elections officials apologize for polling place confusion | East St. Louis voters reject initiative to disband board of elections | Early voting makes waves in Iowa, Illinois

Indiana: Voting machine issue delays final results | Lines, packed voting machines reported throughout county | Clark County wrestles with vote delays | St. Joseph County already planning election changes | Commissioner: Voting centers won't fix ballot confusion | County looks for solutions to voting logjams | Expanded early voting, quicker check-in seen as options | Election officials look for solutions after voters wait hours

Iowa: Linn County residents sound off on both sides of voter ID debate | Early voting makes waves in Iowa, Illinois | Official: Voters not properly vetted

Kansas: Authorities to investigate county's election woes | Election turnout surprises officials

Kentucky: Attorney General's election fraud hotline got 183 calls | Historic low turnout doesn't stop ballot shortages

Louisiana: Registrar: Voters should check their registration | Orleans Parish vote totals delay blamed on volume, computer trouble | Final tally on toll vote awaits mail-in ballots

Maine: Waterboro hand counting ballots after voting machine breaks | Long lines at registration tables

Maryland: Long voting lines blamed on high turnout, too-few poll workers and voting machines | Md. officials investigate complaints about long lines to vote

Massachusetts: Voting machines cause headaches in Taunton, Rehoboth | Spider web tangles up Rehoboth voting machine | Mansfield Town Clerk: Election a great example of town's ability to manage | Non-binding voter ID question passes

Minnesota: Some voting problems reported at Minneapolis polls | Three Minneapolis precincts must be hand counted | Aftermath of voter ID failure | Outdated voting machines lead to hand count in Minneapolis | Minneapolis election officials plan future improvements

Missouri: Kander claims narrow win for secretary of state | Lessons learned the hard way on Election Day | Voter says he was 'intimidated' by election judge | Election officials re-counting ballots, testing machines to verify results

Montana: Flathead County election results delayed | Ballot processing continues into Thursday morning | Voting lasted until late night | Big turnout leads to long lines on Election Day | Judge explains ruling on Indian voting; plaintiffs promise appeal | Local vote-counting goes into overtime | Ballot processing continues into Thursday morning | Jammed elections machinery delays Yellowstone County returns | Flathead election officials weathered delays

Nebraska: Community groups seek to investigate Phipps over polling place legislation

Nevada: Election snags include long lines, machine issues | Elections office: No voter fraud reports in Nev. | Few election problems reported in Nevada

New Hampshire: Long lines a headache at city polls | Big issue of voter ID proved not to be an issue on Election Day | Voter ID law not a major issue, election officials say | Some find fault with voter ID law in general election

New Jersey: County seeks court order for two Middletown voting machine results | New Jersey voters turn out despite obstacles and irregularities | Election watchdogs praise NJ for post-storm voting | Record number of mail-in, email votes mean a few Morris County races still too close to call | NJ election officials have no answers yet on how emergency voting plans worked

New Mexico: No answers yet about Rio Ranch voting fiasco | Long lines, shortage of machines plagued NM voting | Silver City man detained after attempting to test voting system | Sandoval County, secretary of state's office trade blame for Rio Rancho vote mess

New York: Nassau to probe voting machine failures | Voting machine malfunctions delay results | Rye awaits vote results after polling machines impounded | Long alleges bad behavior by poll worker | Frontier continuing with plan for one polling place | NYC BOE 'succeeded at failing beyond my wildest expectations,' says council member

North Carolina: Voter registration causes confusion

Pennsylvania: Lebanon County had a few touch-screen voting problems | One day after election, voter integrity issues are hot topic | Naturalized citizens get fulfillment from voting in their first election | Poll disputes: An election day fit for Philly | Voter ID law causes confusion at polls | What went wrong with Monroe polls? | Names missing from voter rolls cause Election Day chaos | Cranberry man says glitch in system left him unable to vote | Even with glitches, both parties praise county elections office | Singer toppled as city elections chief

Ohio: Voter finds maiden name in poll book | Judge demands Ohio provisional ballot answers | Medina County BOE explains election results delay | Why were Trumbull County election results so late? | Assault charge in Ohio polling place argument | Man assaulted at polling location | Polling locations cause confusion for some Ohio State voters | Lucas County BOE has slow start counting votes

Oklahoma: Provisional ballots key to race

Rhode Island: Mollis: Time to change RI elections board

South Carolina: Richland voting mess 'violated law' | What happened with the polls in Richland County? | Voting harder than expected in areas of Horry County | Clarendon precincts turned voters away

Tennessee: Long lines frustrate TN voters | Rutherford County faced multiple ballot-counting issues | Montgomery County election commission flooded with phone calls on Election Day

Texas: Election procedures scrutinized after late ballot box in Nueces County | Post-election fallout over voter ID | Cameron County reports smooth election | GC voting problems draw national attention | Election day ran smoothly, administrator says | Voting delays, problems in Carrollton prompt calls for change | Cameron looks toward electronic vote | Election went well, despite a few glitches | Problems plagued county polling places

U.S. Virgin Islands: Hundreds of paper ballots still to be counted after vote

Utah: Utah counties count absentee, provisional ballots

Virginia: Spotsy voting problems called 'total fiasco' | In Staunton, checking the count | Long voting lines blamed on high turnout, too-few poll workers and voting machines | Scattered glitches, long lines afflict voting | Voting lines were clogged at swamped voter ID points | New details emerge about voting in Lynchburg area | Local registrars report no problems with voter ID laws | The morning after: Registrars evaluate Election Day | Roanoke voting precincts see 'bottleneck' effect | Polling place problems in Pittsylvania Co.

West Virginia: Problematic voting machine holds up ballot counting in Brooke County | Machine error slows voting results error in Harrison County

Wisconsin: Machine malfunction trips up Lafayette | Milwaukee department heads spent the night counting absentee ballots | Ballot quirk throws some for a loop | Attorney general wants voter ID appeals on a fast track | Local poll workers get high marks