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Friday, 09 November 2012

November 9, 2012

National: Long lines and ongoing vote counts among Election Day problems | Election system needs an overhaul, but it's not that easy | National tribal group touts successes of ramped-up voting efforts in Indian Country | Dead candidates win elections in Florida, Alabama | It's not the 2000 recount, but voting snafus and disputes still plague Florida

Alaska: Democracy was alive, well and caffeinated at College Gate | Tribes, individuals ask to intervene in Alaska's challenge of Voting Rights Act

Arizona: DOJ observers watched local polls Tuesday | Secretary of state reports 631K ballots uncounted | County ballot count expected to last until end of next week | Uncounted provisional, early ballots leave groups frustrated | Poll workers accused of pushing provisional ballots on voters

Arkansas: City officials want answers over voting problems

California: Arduous effort underway on ballot count | Valley ballot counting continues | Registrar of voters, continue counting ballots | Why vote-by-mail ballot counting takes so long | 53,356 ballots remain uncounted | Many eyes still on ballots | Riverside still the state's worst ballot-counting county | Sleepy Yolo County poll workers count ballots through the week

District of Columbia: D.C. Council to review election preparation

Florida: Go. Scott not anxious to fix voting problems | Absentee ballot count finished by Miami-Dade; total results expected Friday | Will Orange add more voting machines for next election? | Once again Florida's voting doesn't add up | Local election went smoothly, with delays | Miami-Dade supervisor of elections 'embarrassed' | Pinellas supervisor of elections breaks silence on robocalls | Obama, others push for an overhaul of Florida's elections system after long waits | Elections supervisor will not resign after polls problem | Former Tampa mayor calls for state election reforms | Ballot tally wears on, as court hearing is reset for Friday on West demand for recount | English, Spanish ballots weighed in Lee County | Officials: Every vote will be counted | Still counting ballots in Duval County | Mystery deepens over botched Election Day robocalls in Pinellas County | St. Lucie county supervisor of elections office to meet to discuss Tuesday's election | Gov. Rick Scott to discuss elections with secretary of state

Georgia: Fulton allowed Usher to skip voting line | Woman: Law took me off voter rolls | Elections director defends Election Day issues

Hawaii: Miscalculation led to ballot shortages

Idaho: Purchase of Eagle City Hall called into question by ballot problems

Illinois: Precincts hit bumps with Asian Indian language requirement

Indiana: Turnout led to big Election Day problems in Clark County | Monroe County vote counting winds toward finish | Election volunteers say they have fun while serving country

Iowa: House chief clerk moves to secretary of state

Kansas: County's voting machines are common | Kansas officials told not to ID voters | State to investigate Sedgwick County election problems | Kobach wants to make it illegal to photograph completed ballot

Louisiana: Some NO homes open doors as polling places

Maine: Bangor voting totals don't quite match up; a few ballots to be recounted Friday

Massachusetts: Spider spins web, crashes voting machine in Rehoboth | Massachusetts poll watcher spends Election Day in Hazleton

Minnesota: Even without photo ID, election system likely to see changes | City seeks Election Day gripes

Michigan: Flint finished counting absentee ballots, Genessee County working on certifying results | Grand Rapids city clerk's 5 reasons for long voting lines

Mississippi: Linda Martin wins race for election commissioner

Montana: They're still counting votes in Yellowstone County | Misbehaving machine delays local vote count | Yellowstone County election delay | Voters who registered through DMV encountered Election Day problems | Ballot counting in Yellowstone County pushes on | Ballot counting expected to finish early Friday morning | Candidate denies election misconduct allegations | Ballot counting machines not as troublesome in other counties

Nebraska: Overall, election official says voting went smoothly

Nevada: County clerk deals with disgruntled voter | Lawyer: Woman wasn't trying to commit voter fraud

New Hampshire: Voter ID law goes smoothly in Bedford

New Jersey: Voting glitches in Montclair don't stop the turnout | NJ Democrats call for extended voting in wake of Sandy chaos | Polls ran out of paper for machines, but paper ballots were used | Counties must approve e-mail ballot requests if voters can prove technical problems | Advocate for movign Hoboken elections to November thanks voters for approving switch | Sandy refugee lends helping hand at poll

New Mexico: Rio Rancho vote mess not deliberate, clerk says | Early voters dominated election in Lincoln County

New York: Some voting machines still work | Palmyra determines results after voting machine breaks | Election dispute delays count on two Rye bond proposals | Dutchess County voting marred by controversy | New York poll workers struggle with new Hurricane Sandy election rules | Pols push for board of elections overhaul

Ohio: Ohio elections chief urges bipartisan talks on law | Jefferson County election board explains election night delay

Oklahoma: Election officials find 60 uncounted ballots

Oregon: Statement by Knute Buehler on loss of secretary of state | Marion County explains delay in releasing election results

Pennsylvania: State department: Very few glitches during Election Day in Pa. | County official says registered voters were turned away in Hazleton precincts | Voters voice complaints to Harrisburg | Official: Voter ID law confusion limited in Erie County | Voter ID flap divides neighbors | Bucks, Montco busy trying to validate provisional ballots | Emergency responders worried their absentee ballots won't count | Driver who struck polling place ID'd

Rhode Island: Mayor of Providence: Long lines and chaos at polling places unacceptable | Redistricting had some voters confused, but overall election ran smoothly

South Carolina: Judge orders ballots seized in disputed House race | County voters report ballot issues | Court-ordered recount of all Richland Co. ballots to begin Friday | Woodruff residents may have to vote again after irregularities found with municipal election | Richland Elec. Official: 'That is unacceptable' | Richland County ballots to get unprecedented recount

Texas: Several Election Day problems in Williamson County | Sargent: Blame me for voting delays | Officials to discuss search for replacement

U.S. Virgin Islands: Involvement of candidates in vote count at issue | Limited access to vote count raises questions | Thousands of votes will not be counted until Friday

Virginia: State senator tries again for universal early voting | Votes still counted for most races in Newport News mixup | Some absentee ballots were hand-counted | Long lines at polling place create unrest, outrage | Principi calls long waits at the polls 'voter suppression'

Washington: McKenna preps for long haul in ballot count for governor | Why is ballot counting so slow in Washington?

Wisconsin: GOP possible agenda: Voter ID | State Supreme Court asked to combine voter ID cases