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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

November 21, 2012

Note: In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, electionlineToday will no publish on Nov. 22 and 23. We will return on Monday Nov. 26. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

National
: Boxer urges Republicans to revive impotent election commission

Arizona: Bennett: Early ballots should be processed faster | County supervisors approve election canvas | Supervisors reject request for special hand ballot audit | Bennett wants other counties to take Yavapai's lead with voting centers

California: Riverside County supervisors order study on ways to speed up tally | Replacement of county voting machines suggested | Every ballot is now tallied | County registrar continues general election ballot count | Officials hope for final Monterey County count by Wednesday

Connecticut: Cheshire voting districts chosen for presidential election audit | Norwich to participate in state election recount | Merrill: 75 precincts to be audited

Delaware: Director says technology helped ease Election Day hassles

Florida: Ken Detzner seeks 'solutions' not blame to fix elections | West's concession won't end troubles for St. Lucie County elections | Suspended Madison County elections chief asking judge to dismiss charges | New Senate president: Elections will be improved

Georgia: Elections director presented Five Star employee award

Illinois: Absentee ballots reverse county board result; recount to be sought

Kansas: Students picket secretary of state

Louisiana: Early voting begins Saturday for Dec. 8 runoff elections

Michigan: State: Troy must have February election to pick mayor

Minnesota: GOP likes judge's fix for ballot mistakes | 35 votes to be thrown out in Alexandria-area House race

Mississippi: Tupelo-native named assistant secretary of state, elections division

New Jersey: State extends vote count | Election to be certified today | Slammed by Sandy, N.J. counties seek more time to count ballots

New York: At trial, voter disavows ballot

North Carolina: Congressional hopeful seeks recount in NC 7th

Ohio: Cuyahoga County elections chief Jane Platten to take job at county prosecutor office | Commission candidate says errors made in provisional ballot process | Lorain County BOE rejects ballots, will review fraud | Another 993 votes will be counted by BOE | Why did 81 voters cast ballots twice | Walton woman wins city council race coin toss, then gives up job | Elections board approves 8,439 provisional ballots | Provisional ballots don't affect results | 19 absentee ballots cast by jail inmates rejected over delivery person | Henrietta Township man accused of voting twice | Ross County BOE reviews voting issues

Oklahoma: Loser wants new election in Oklahoma House race | Cleveland County vote still not decided | Election hearing continued

Pennsylvania: Audit of Philadelphia election process planned | Philadelphia controller says he'll audit 2012 election | After provisional-ballot controversy, Butkovitz wants to audit election | Bucks, Montco reject 70 percent of provisional ballots

Rhode Island: R.I. board of elections wants to purchase new voting machines | Board discusses polling place problems | More training proposed for poll workers

South Carolina: Richland's Election Mess: 5 key unanswered questions, day 5 | The great Richland County election debacle of 2012 | Benjamin expresses 'concern', 'frustration' in letter to BOE | Richland Co. hiring procedures under scrutiny after election debacle

South Dakota: Yankton Co. officials use election success to plan for the future

Tennessee: Nov. 6 election in Hamilton County cost over $280K | Chattanooga Democrats air complaints about election | Election commission secretary objects to naming building after former administrator | Favors, Smith cite Election Day issues

Texas: Voting complaints vetoed at state level | Andrade resigns as Texas secretary of state

U.S. Virgin Islands: Outcome unchanged on St. Croix after board finishes counting votes | St. Thomas-St. John board rules on provisional ballots

Utah: Canvass confirms Weber County election results | Final tally confirms Davis County election results

Virginia: Paper ballots in Prince William County? | Board OKs commission to improve election efficiency | Fairfax County approves commission to review election

Washington: Okanogann officials plan election recount

West Virginia: Morgantown City council drops 'vote by mail' program

Wisconsin: Support for same-day registration