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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

November 14, 2012

National: Voting problems renew efforts to overhaul system

Alaska: Ballot counting continues in legislative races | Election workers scan absentee, questioned ballots

Arizona: San Carlos voter questions if voting rights were violated | Secretary of state says remaining ballot counts are estimates | County still counting votes | County officials continue to count provisional ballots | Both camps in CD2 agree to count 130 provisional ballots--for now

Arkansas: Student volunteers staff local polling center

California: Sacramento County elections office | All eyes focus on ballots left in close Sacramento races | Thousands of ballots won't be counted | Ranked-choice voting plays minimal role in mayoral election | Tuteur reports 28K ballots yet to count | End of ballot-counting seen | Special election could cost $100K | California's uncounted mail-in ballots reach thousands | Santa Barbara, SLO counties still tallying votes

Colorado: BHS sends student election judges to the polls | Questioned signatures must be verified by Wednesday

Connecticut: Suzio considers going to court after recount request denied | Manchester registrars describe Election Day problems, possible remedies | Council calls for forum to improve future voting at polls

Florida: Allen West demands recount in Florida | Fort Pierce candidate files injunction against St. Lucie elections supervisor | St. Lucie County vote recount scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. | Elections chief and deputy clerk at odds over ballot count | State 'concerned' about St. Lucie County results in West-Murphy race, sending staff to assess | Almost 1K ballots found in Broward elections warehouse | Florida groups and Duval elections supervisor seek voter reform | Poll problem expected to be thing of the past | Bennett defends election law changes, supports review | Corley lauds staff in quickly fixing Election Night website crash | Harrington regroups, plans election changes | St. Lucie elections supervisor admits errors | Holland calls for more early voting sites in Jacksonville | Push is on for election reform |

Georgia: Lincoln County sheriff claims voter fraud cost him election | Explaining a confusing election night

Guam: Respicio calls for override of election reform bill

Illinois: Fewer voter complaints in Kane County compared to 2008 | NU Votes gets mention on floor of Congress | Chicago officials say breach of election worker data has been exaggerated by security firm | Personal information exposed on Chicago BOE website

Indiana: Voter alleges illegal behavior at one local precinct | Officials to look at ways to improve efficiency at polls

Iowa: Cerro Gordo board OKs recount of write-in votes at one precinct | Early voting tops Election Day turnout in 3 precincts

Kansas: Judge blocks use of Kansas voter names, sets hearing | KanVote calls on Kris Kobach to resign | State suggests changes for Sedgwick County election office

Kentucky: Memory cards linked to delay in Bullitt County election

Maine: Bad creases, bleary eyes and every vote counted | Election fairness panel holding Down East hearing | Secretary of state begins recounts Wednesday

Massachusetts: Brookline voters display creative, cynical in write-in choices | City councilors hit election preparations

Michigan: Election brings some hassles to clerk's office, but things go well

Mississippi: Tampering suggestion disputed

Missouri: Kander preps for Missouri secretary of state takeover

Montana: MIssoula County counting provisional ballots | Yellowstone County voting snafus get a 2nd look

New Hampshire: GOP may consider compromise on voter ID photo requirement

New Jersey: Runoff moved to Dec. 18 | 6K votes remain to be counted | Election breaks records for Morris County

New Mexico: Voting problems in Rio Rancho

New York: Final count begins in 46th State Senate district | Election chiefs run low on time to declare winners | City, state officials call for changes to New York's voting system | Officials from city BOE gush over performance, drawing ire from city pols | The paper trail

North Carolina: Provisional votes counted; outcomes unchanged | Accident causes power outage at some polls | County to probe questionable vote | Coleman campaign seeks DMV voter registration records

North Dakota: Ballots questioned

Ohio: Miami County Election Day smooth after hectic days before | Federal court sides with coalition saying Ohio must count provisional ballots with incomplete voter ID | Write-ins prove entertaining yet again | Husted: Time to deal with redistricting, election reform | Dem Ohio senator may seek secretary of state's job | Judge slams Husted on provisional ballots | Board to explore cause of voter complaints across Summit County

Oklahoma: Nearly all of Oklahoma's election results are approved

Pennsylvania: Pa. voter ID law far from a done deal | Changes in store after election problems

Rhode Island: Mayor's secretary at polling place; citizens outraged | Elections chief: Central falls will open 8 polling places for mayoral election

South Carolina: SC high court orders ballots returned | Aiken Co. poll manager demands new elections director | Richland County elections officials to resume vote count Wednesday

Tennessee: Photo ID requirement not a major factor in election, officials say

Texas: Volunteer deputy registrar training to resume | Clerk: Ballots aren't missing after all | Voters in Jarrell received wrong ballots | Misplaced ballots found in Cameron County | Skyline teacher criticizes elections office's handling of clerk program | County officials scrutinize more than 600 provisional ballots

Virginia: Registrar addresses Election Day wait | Area registrars report few provisional ballots for no ID | Va. Beach voter registrar cite technical difficulties

Washington: More Clark County election results expected this afternoon | Whatcom auditor's office fills No. 2 post | Thousands of Whatcom ballots still uncounted after huge turnout

West Virginia: Canvass lasts into night | Correction doubles GOP lead in 63rd District