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November 2012

Friday, 30 November 2012

November 30, 2012

Alabama: Uncertified recount changes little in clerk race | Montgomery County election center director bids farewell to take new position with state

Arizona: State turns down county proposal to do ballot scans

California: Recount effort moving forward; cost estimate could be generated today | Election officials tally stray ballots

Colorado: El Paso County election canvas complete

District of Columbia: No more residency requirement for DC ballot petition circulators?

Florida: North Florida election fraud hearing delayed | Florida Democrats file bills to increase early voting hours

Georgia: State elections board chides Thomson mayor | What does the board of elections do during downtime? | Charges against former city elections official sent to attorney general for investigation

Illinois: Lawmakers change Christmas Eve election quirk

Iowa: Elections chief softens voter removal rules

Kansas: Vote certified amid debate on voter ID law | Kobach defends photo ID to vote

Michigan: Johnson seeks to block ballot initiatives by special interests | Troy's deadline to agree to special election or get sued is today

Minnesota: Judge orders removal of 35 ballots

Missouri: Door says iPad contributed to 'smooth' election

Montana: Voter ID law pushed by state lawmaker

New Jersey: NJ county election board finally get ballots to add up

New Mexico: Election boss counted on best cases

New York: County to look at storage deals | Focus shifts as sides clash in ballot trial

North Carolina: No changes in outcome following official vote canvas | Hand-to-eye recount begins in Senate race

Ohio: 1.6M Ohioans cast early ballots | Precinct boundaries adjusted in some towns

Oregon: Election worker in Oregon indicted in ballot-tampering case

South Carolina: Richland County election investigation: Not enough voting machines | Report on Richland Co. election system failures expected soon | Richland Co. election commission has power to fire McBride | Interim Richland County election report due Wednesday

Tennessee: Election results have been tossed before

Utah: GOP still has questions about discarded ballots

Vermont: Election audit attests to accuracy of optical scanners

Washington: Secretary of state decries political polarization

Wisconsin: Groups fight to save same-day registration | Walker didn't consult poll workers about ending same-day registration

Thursday, 29 November 2012

November 29, 2012

Alaska: Thomas requests recount in tight House election

Arizona: Huckelberry seeks help with smooth elections

California: County election office continues ballot count | Riverside County finishes counting faster this year | Election results dominate Oxnard council meeting | Election may not be certified until next week

Connecticut: Boxes of unprocessed forms reaches about 125 | Early voting initiative rekindled in Connecticut | Reforms could boost voter participation

Florida: Lee County poll workers get $50 bonus | Lawsuit seeking to remove commissioners from office lives on | Miami-Dade panel seeks remedies for election woes | Miami-Dade group begins examining what went wrong in elections | Dems ask for election bill hearing  | Election advisory group meeting to analyze election problems

Georgia: Slow early voting in Augusta race | Elections board dismisses ID fraud case

Hawaii: State panel to probe ballot shortage

Iowa: Schultz relaxes proposed rules on voter-registration complaints | Iowa elections chief softens voter removal rules | Secretary of state eases two rules on voting

Idaho: Counties frustrated with double-envelope early voting system

Kansas: Kobach, AG preparing to certify election

Kentucky: Beshear deciding whether state elections board member should be removed

Massachusetts: Boston city council looks to prevent long Election Day lines

Michigan: Troy rebukes state's demand for quick election

Minnesota: Recount process not as simple as it may seem | Every vote counts and recounts in House race

Nebraska: Secretary of state's office reviewing voter complaints

New Jersey: Hoboken election results are in; machine vote stands

New Mexico: Elections boss counted on best-case scenario | Recount ordered in tight Dona Ana race; unclear where funds will come from

New York: County weighing options on voting machine storage | Election Day problems for voters and with poll workers | Credibility of witness assailed | Satvisky to be hired as board of elections commissioner

Ohio: State rep calls Ohio's provisional process 'broken' | Husted illegally tossing provisional ballots, Dems say

Pennsylvania: Election board hears voting horror stories

South Carolina: Election employees saw 'train wreck coming' | Poll worker quits over lack of leadership from county election board | Attorney: At least 30 days for elections report | Attorney prepares for hearing on election debacle | Another recount ordered in Senate race

Texas: Application period for elections job closing | West U residents asked for input on election polling sites

Vermont: Vt. to do random audit of voter tabulator results

Washington: Cowlitz County write-in votes reveal wacky side of election

Wisconsin: Walker, clerks don't agree on same-day registration

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

November 28, 2012

Arizona: Bennett's proposed voting changes would be welcome, and expensive | Yavapai officials offers ways to improve election process

California: Recount in Redding race resumes today | Recount requested

Connecticut: Should Madison schools remain open on Election Day?

Florida: Random audit finds 9-ballot discrepancy | Poll workers receive a bonus | Homestead officials shut out of voting fiasco task force | Early voting takes center stage in Florida | Florida Dems call for federal probe into voting law

Georgia: Will Section 5 of the VRA remain in effect for Athens, Ga.? | Ga. elections officials scold Fulton County for absentee voting problems in 2010 | Fulton voting problems not an issue | State sanctions Fulton for 2010 election mishaps

Guam: GEC to pay precinct officials Thursday

Hawaii: After Election Day confusion, Hawaii pushes for mail-in voting | Hawaii commission panel to probe ballot shortage; elections chief under fire | Elections chief gets grilled | Senator calls for new elections chief | Elections commish goes into executive session | State elections panel plans to study ballot-shortage 'fiasco' | Ballot shortage spurs panel to form new subcommittee

Illinois: Partial recount in local Kane race | Will County clerk wants special election date moved

Iowa: Delayed victory | Woodbury County auditor named to state election advisory panel | Auditors prepare for special election

Kansas: State's photo ID law deemed a success in first trial | Cass County clerk can keep her job

Maryland: Alderman unsure about spending $80K on office space | Md lawmakers seek to expand early voting

Michigan: Dems raise election concerns | Village elections move to November | State pressures Troy to hold February mayoral election

Minnesota: Ritchie would support early voting legislation

Montana: Loney alleges 'irregularities' at ExpoPark polling place

Nebraska: Group files complaint alleging Omaha voters told to provide voter ID number to get ballots | Election watchdog group says Phipps violated law

Nevada: Miller calls for voter photo ID law in Nevada | Liberal activists suspicious, conservatives applaud Miller's voter ID proposal

New Jersey: Morris closes out election after getting bombarded with mail, email, fax, provisional ballots | Passaic County certifies election results | Rutgers-Newark law clinic examines e-voting in wake of Sandy | Group requests information on how fax, email voters were processed | Group seeks data on NJ voting | Provisional ballots not enough to overturn any election results i Gloucester County

New York: GOP accused of playing politician with appointment of election commissioner | Election reform in NYC focuses on wait times | Court battle to follow vote count in Senate races | Stavisky picked for board of elections commissioner

North Carolina: McIntyre could face second recount | NC elections board meets to certify most results

Ohio: Fears of voter fraud unfounded | Elections board wants to move to former Kohl's | Ohio Senate leader rules out changes to voter ID | Lorain County elections board dismisses fraud probes, certifies election results

South Carolina: SC AG backs Richland Co. board's firing authority | Some lawmakers not satisfied with election hearing

Tennessee: Election certified amid continued complaints | Big Bird, Han Solo, Clint Eastwood, some Knox voters had their own picks for president | Sevier County election workers review liquor votes

Texas: Gov. Perry appoints new secretary of state

Vermont: Secretary of state conducts random audit of voting equipment in four towns

Virginia: Spotsy voting issues explained | McDonnell willing to consider early voting | Cuccinelli seems to agree voter fraud helped Obama | Searching for a polling place

Washington: Recount will be coming to county

Wisconsin: Local clerks split on election-day voter registration

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

November 27, 2012

Alabama: Crawford declared probate judge

Alaska: Voter turnout could be lowest in presidential year since '96

Arizona: Final canvas of votes approved in Maricopa County, with possible election changes

California: Riverside County election certified | Inyo clerk goes the distance to help voters | Democrat Leland Yee announces 2014 secretary of state bid | Alameda County ballot measure back on track? | 2012 election sees spike in complaints of Berkeley election law violation | County election officials hope to finish ballot count by Wednesday

Connecticut: Voter ballot mix-ups reported | St. Rose polling station in Meridian part of state audit

Colorado: Boulder County canvas board refuses to certify 2012 election results | District attorney to seek a recount | Broomfield sets election record

Florida: Deadline passes on recount; Murphy presumed victor | Former Fla. GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason they pushed new election law | Thousands sign petition calling on governor to expand early voting in Fla.

Georgia: Fulton's election 'error rates' subjected to comparison tests

Guam: Respicio will try overriding veto of election reform bill again | Election volunteers being paid

Hawaii: Abercrombie proposing 100 percent mail-in voting for Hawaii | Hawaii will seek all-mail voting system | Election workers' lawsuit dismissed; appeal to follow | State balloting chief resigns at her boss' request after ballot shortage | After problems at 24 Oahu polling sites, governor asks AG to investigate

Illinois: Quinn sets dates for special election to replace Jackson | Marshall clerk retiring this week

Iowa: Plymouth County to purchase 30 new voting machines

Maine: Election officials finish recounts

Minnesota: Voter fraud found in Mower County | Groh: 3 local ballots showed illegal voting

Missouri: Hearing set to consider new election in House district

New Hampshire: About 1 percent of NH voters didn't show ID on Election Day

New Jersey: Wisniewski will introduce bill allowing early voting in NJ | Results still not in from Hoboken elections, shooting for Wednesday | Cumberland County clerk releases official election results

New Mexico: Secretary of state's office needs more time to complete canvas | Two State House races face recounts | Sandoval County ballot inspection starts tomorrow

New York: Final county begins ballot counting in Senate race | Weeks later, let the counting begin for Staten Island voters | Voters' loyalty to Mirch aired at trial | Senate control hinges on absentee and affidavit ballots in Ulster County | Rockland Dems voting on BOE commissioner

North Carolina: 7th District recount results still pending | NC elections board to meet to certify most results

Ohio: Three possible cases of election fraud sent to Allen County prosecutor | Provisional ballots narrow some races, but outcomes the same

Rhode Island: Democratic party chairman considering run for secretary of state | RI lawmaker wants more training for poll workers

South Carolina: Rep. Garrick: 'We're here 20 days later and there's no plan' | McBride: Misreading led to wrong number of machines | Richland County elections chief is sorry for mess | Questions remain about Richland election mess after hearing | Richland County election director long-awaited explanation leaves questions unanswered | AG: Election board has power to fire elections director | Director reveals cause of election night problems

Tennessee: Few DeSoto absentee ballots cast for Tuesday runoff election | Lawsuit seeks to void Pigeon Forge liquor vote

U.S. Virgin Islands: AG office investigating its own 'clients': Elections

Utah: Elections this year included international poll watchers

Vermont: Checking up on Vermont's voting machines | Vermont secretary of state reports to U.S. DOJ on Nov. 30

Wisconsin: Election-day voter registration debate | Committee addresses registration ordinance | Walker would sign same-day registration bill | Robinson to leave GAB

Monday, 26 November 2012

November 22-26, 2012

National: Lawmakers eye proposals to speed voting | Justices' reconsideration of Voting Rights Act alarms liberals | Why have there been so many contested elections?

Alabama: State still has to wrap up details from Nov. 6 election

Arizona: Bennett makes push for 'voting centers' | Supes unanimously approve canvass | As tallies confirm results, many call for a faster way to count | Arizona ballots finally counted—and Latinos ask, why so long? | County to voters: We hear your frustration | State asked to consider switch to voting centers

California: Registrar's performance praised by supervisors | County moves toward more 'low-tech' voting methods | County voter turnout hits 20-year high | Friday election update unlikely | SB County vote not likely to be certified until Dec. 4 | LA city council schedules special election for May | Election run-off could cost Northstate taxpayers nearly a million dollars | Thousands of ballots won't be counted | Provisional ballots challenge elections staff | Congressman George Miller's 'Simple Voting Act' | Leland Yee to run for secretary of state

Colorado: El Paso County voters set election record | Canvass shows few discrepancies

Connecticut: Moriarty School polling place recount to be held Tuesday | 2,800 pounds of food collected on Election Day

Florida: Post-election audit matches machine results in Indian River County | Mayor proposes supervisor of elections office move downtown | Duval elections supervisor opposes city's proposal to move office to Yates building | Riverview elections office closes doors | Early voting numbers down | Automatic registration a top priority for some reformers | Former Florida GOP leaders say voter suppression was reason they pushed new election law

Georgia: State investigation of Hall elections still open

Guam: Override of election reform veto fails | Nearly 315 election workers go unpaid

Hawaii: Elections commission moves up meeting after public complaints | Gov. to Halloran: "I'll ask Legislature for all-mail voting system'

Illinois: Special election could cost $5.1M | Roll of dice will determine tied race

Indiana: Porter County needs more room for voters — or does it?

Iowa: State to consider signature verification of voters | Schultz to keep pushing Iowa voter ID law | Secretary of state expects more voter fraud arrests | Iowa secretary of state set to resume campaign to root out voter fraud

Kansas: Kobach voting law | Kobach touts success of Kan. photo ID law

Louisiana: Early voting starts for Dec. 8 election | Clinton residents stunned by allegations of voter fraud | Voters uptown complain about lack of educational materials, long lines in N.O. East

Maine: Final recounts settle election uncertainty

Michigan: Strickland pleads not guilty to voter registration crime | State threatens to use Troy is city doesn't hold mayoral election on Feb. 26 | State Sen. Whitmer, secretary of state see election in a very different way | Troy aims to skip mayoral election

Minnesota: Illegal ballots discovered in Mower County | Will early voting come to Minnesota?

Mississippi: Washington Co. election officials get more space

Missouri: County receives grant reimbursement, preps for recount | Unsuccessful secretary of state bid attracted local backing

Montana: Ballot counting error caught early | Public officials want attorney fees in American Indian voting suit

Nebraska: State board of canvassers to meet Dec. 3 | Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck support untallied in election

New Hampshire: Derry looks at ways to streamline voting process | NH seeks 'bail out' from federal voting law | State begins tabulating cost of voter ID law

New Jersey: Final counts overturn tight races | New Jersey email voting a casualty of Sandy's wake

New Mexico: Commission certifies ballots despite concerns about election

New York: Voting machine sales draw a light turnout | $250K settlement for elections board clerk

North Carolina: NC representative wants online voter registration | Civitas picks fight with state elections director | No offers yet on former Cumberland County BOE building

Ohio: Local activist says elections board retrieving jail ballots was done as favor | Franklin County discards 43 votes | Schoellman selected for precinct election official red carpet

Oklahoma: House District 45 battle continues

Pennsylvania: Photographer at polling place leads to complaint | After election disarray, Philadelphia commissioners try to regroup

Rhode Island: State elections board to ask General Assembly for $9M for new voting machines

South Carolina: Analysis: Richland had 185 fewer voting machines than 2010 | A voter's voice | Richland County delegation is sued over law that established current election office | A voter's voice | Hearing today on Richland County's election debacle

Texas: County considers pay policy for poll workers

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix certifies vote; no change

Utah: Voter turnout remains low in Utah

Virginia: Prince William creates independent panel to look into long lines on Election Day | The results are in: The election went smoothly | Cole bill reduces types of voter IDs | County to look at Election Day efficiency | Utility bills, bank statements could be banned at polls

Washington: Elections director certifies races | Postal Service cuts could affect state's mail-in voting

Wisconsin: Wisconsin clerks fighting Walker on same-day voter registration | Clerks say eliminating same-day registration would create more difficulties | 19% of voters registered on Election Day in Milwaukee | Walker: Early voting could off-set same-day registration | Same-day registrations were popular on Milwaukee campuses

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.

: 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

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

November 20, 2012

National: Senator urges Republicans to fill election commission vacancies

Alabama: Recount begins in tight Madison race

Alaska: Latest ballot count gives JKT 28-vote lead

Arizona: Bennett seeks deep overhaul of election system | County supervisors approve record-setting vote | Pima County finishes ballot count Monday

Arkansas: Early voting begins again

California: County, state feud over slow vote tally | Race and ranked choice voting in San Francisco | Election update expected Wednesday or Friday | Nearly 1 in 4 ballots in Sonoma County still uncounted | Mayoral election ballot measures cost Encinitas $37,630 | Ballot count continues in Napa County

Florida: West concedes House race to Murphy | St. Lucie County may not release final recount results | Miami-Dade, federal officials examine elections mistakes to 'fix' problems | The election that wouldn't end in St. Lucie County | Voting lines, slow counting put Miami-Dade elections supervisor in spotlight

Georgia: Fulton to face state hearing over 2010 elections complaints

Guam: Respicio will need Republican votes to get election reform override

Indiana: Clerk: Monroe made sure all votes counted | Voters office needs more space

Iowa: Schultz eyeing voter signature verification | Spotlight placed on voting rights restoration

Kentucky: Six Kentucky counties selected for post-election audits

Maine: Maine election panel to hold final public hearing

Maryland: Timmerman questions ballot procedures | Could Friendship Heights get a new polling precinct?

Massachusetts: E. Longmeadow voter fraud scandal

Michigan: Muskegon County election results certified; local recounts can be filed | State says Genoa Township may have wrongly deleted voter registrations | Outgoing clerk says recount will bring peace of mind

Minnesota: Albertville City council election recount results in tie | Minnetonka precinct to be audited | Ballot error muddies legislative race by one vote

Mississippi: Secretary of state still awaiting certified election results from several counties | US judges: No Miss. legislative elections in 2013

Nevada: Provisional votes in state Senate race could change election outcomes

New Hampshire: More than 99K NH voters registered at polls on Election Day | Officials recounting ballots in state Senate race

New Jersey: Legislation to create early voting system introduced in Senate | Parsippany election certified as county closes in on final tallies | Passaic County elections officials pressing to receive outstanding ballots | Ballot count continues two weeks after election | New Jersey press can't get closer to poll sites

New Mexico: Sandoval County certifies election results

New York: Glitch in 7th Senate race leads to emergency ballots | McGrath takes stand during voter fraud retrial | New York City BOE: Unlucky or incompetent? | Witness alleges McDonough forged ballots

North Carolina: Recount planned in Buncombe races

Ohio: Board likely to OK 8,200 provisional ballots today | Elections board certifies election results | Coin toss could decide Walton City council race | Poll workers, voter errors could cost candidates a win

Oklahoma: Court hearing set in close Oklahoma House contest

South Carolina: State commission says 'human error' in Richland vote count | Opinion sought on who can fire Richland County elections director | State: A few Richland Co. paper ballots were not counted correctly

Tennessee: Election commission to create 'lesson learned document'

Texas: Starr County eyes tool for a smoother Election Day | Commissioners to get detailed election report | Voter fraud allegations persist in Bexar balloting | Clark files for recount

Utah: Counting the final ballots one by one

Virginia: Roanoke City council hears concerns about voting precincts proposal

Washington: Benton, Stonier keep leads after 500 more ballots counted

Wisconsin: Does Scott Walker want to kill same-day voter registration? | Walker calls for changes to same-day registration rules | Veteran prosecutor set to adjudicate Election Day rules issues

Monday, 19 November 2012

November 17-19, 2012

National: Looking back on 2012 election technology | Don't pass it on: Voting booth hoax spreads on Facebook | Groups eager to provide solutions to voting problems | EAC under scrutiny | Justice official: Register voters automatically

Arizona: Two Arizona counties may have found the future of Election Day | Ballot counting proceeds securely despite complexity | Arizona seeks Supreme Court relief on Voting Rights Act | Bennett seeks overhaul of vote-counting system | Arizona election chief seeks overhaul | Two counties still working through ballots

California: Final election count shows no change in Berkeley tallies | San Luis Obispo elections officials put accuracy before speed | Registrar offers explanation on slow Riverside County vote count | Online voter registration clearly a hit with young Californians | Votes still left to count in Solano County | Federal bill would require short lines for voters, early voting in states

Colorado: Routt County's Election Day votes checked for accuracy | Colorado first to provide mobile-optimized voter registration site | Votes still being counted, wrapup expected by Thanksgiving | Changes to Boulder polling contracts considered

Connecticut: Counting quirk lead to delays | Merrill to randomly select Conn. voting precincts for post-election audit

Delaware: Coons proposal may make for better voting

Florida: Lee residents continue emailing Scott to complain about handling of election | Fla. election officials miss tally deadline in House race | In Fla. not every precinct is created equally | Why you spent hours in line at the polls | St. Lucie voting system noted for errors | New law sparks increase in provisional ballots | Citizen wants changes to ensure accuracy of elections | Judge refuses to halt early vote recount in St. Lucie County | Bennett preps for new post | West court battle for recount could drag into 2013 | Lieberman: No plans to run for elections supervisor | Snipes agrees to explore election reforms | Broward elections dept. under fire | Absentee ballots can be helpful, and at times confusing | Local officials to state: More early voting sites needed | Miami-Dade put off plan to draw new precincts before Election Day

Guam: Override of election reform bill on rules committee agenda

Hawaii: Maeda nominated to be county's next clerk

Indiana: Do vote centers really save money?

Kansas: Mah loses by 21 votes | Voting-rights group demands Kobach resignation | Analysis: Voter name dispute underscores how Kobach spurs indignation from critics | Kobach at center of Kansas post-election fight

Louisiana: Separate special elections could cost Shreveport double

Massachusetts: St. Mary's students learn election process in Brookline

Minnesota: Legislature might consider an 'early voting' system for Minnesota | Voting complaint filed with Mower County attorney | Mapleview leader welcomes investigation of Election Day allegations

Missouri: International poll watchers see no evidence of voter fraud in Missouri | Obama wants better election process? St. Louis company has an app for that

Montana: Vote canvass wraps-up election--almost

Nebraska: Election officials suggest cutting early voting times

Nevada: Provisional ballots don't affect races

New Hampshire: Voter ID remains hot-button political issue | Rye resident files complaint alleging voting fraud

New Jersey: NJ e-ballot count a challenge for local election officials | Unresolved election results in Somerset County will soon be resolved

New Mexico: Sandoval reluctantly certifies vote | Man accused of voting twice is arrested | Democrats blame Gov. for Rio Rancho vote problems

North Carolina: Boswell won't ask for recount | Election protest filed for worker intimidation

Ohio: Ohio appeals court backs Husted in voter ID dispute | County's registration oddity fires up conspiracy theorists | 366 provisional ballots may be rejected | Voter fraud in Wood County? | Ohio elections chief appeals judge's ballot order | Fired Dems drop suit against Ohio elections chief | Elections board member confident | Elections board: Two Iredell residents voted twice | Cuyahoga County elections officials working to verify provisional ballots | Ohio begins counting provisional ballots

Oklahoma: Counting ballots: Human vs. machine

Pennsylvania: 90 percent turnout was 100 percent wrong | Online voting is a long way off in the Delaware Valley

South Carolina: Voting machines still being collected in Richland County | Several voting machines left at polling places | Lawmaker apologizes for Richland County election mess | Richland's election mess: 5 key unanswered questions | Election debacle not officially over yet

Texas: Stephens County voting complaints not being probed at state level | Commissioners Court looks at handling of Election Day | Nueces commissioners address voter ID issues | Reports raise questions about voting rights of nursing home residents

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix board to decide on provisional votes | St. Thomas-St. John board hopes to finish today

Virginia: Preliminary figures indicate most Virginia voters came to the polls with proper ID

Washington: Uncounted ballots won't be tallied until Tuesday | Sam Reed reiterates need for election reforms | Clark County election workers find uncounted votes

West Virginia: Marshall County canvasses election; possibility for contention

Wyoming: Natrona County Clerk: No significant problems during election

Friday, 16 November 2012

November 16, 2012

National: Vote-count stumbles leave West, Barber hanging | Chris Coons offers election reform bill to fix problems at polls | Real talk from Michael Steele on voter ID laws | Zero votes, 'dozens of black' voters prompt cries of voter fraud | Sen. Coons offers election overhaul bill

Alabama: Elections cost Jefferson County $1.7M

Arizona: Just a fraction of voters meet ID deadline | Pima election workers count, prep for deadline | Old Bisbee ballots now part of final count | Ballot count resumes Friday | Picketers want assurance all ballots will be counted

Arkansas: Elections board urged to step up on fraud

California: Supervisor Benoit praises Riverside County's handling of election | City plans election outreach in 10 languages | Elections office reports no problems

Colorado: Election workers spar over open meetings

Connecticut: Weston election was busy but organized | Newly elected Litchfield registrar steps down, cites time issues

Florida: Voters encounter delays on Election Day | Lenny Curry: Recount all the early votes | Tied Pomona Park mayor's race decided by drawing lots | Florida CIO takes election to the Cloud | Audit team examines St. Lucie County's election | Broward officials want answers for prolonged ballot count | Judge to hear West's case today for full recount of all early votes | Clelland: Voters should be proud of Seminole elections staff | Holland, other elections supervisors discuss improving voting | Human error and call company's hands-off approach led to faulty Election Day robocalls | Katelyn Wahl designs pin for poll workers | Election expert says Florida's early voting law kept minorities from voting

Georgia: Fulton County, secretary of state spar over Election Day issues

Guam: GEC: Facts not sufficient for quite a few of the complaints

Hawaii: Honolulu city council wants governor to investigate general election | League of Women Voters of Hawaii urges legislative action to protect citizens' right to vote

Idaho: Officials run tests on ballot tabulators

Indiana: Election recanvass results find four more votes | Board accepts responsibility for Election Day problems | Board apologizes for election snafu | Lake officials will tally final ballots

Kansas: Mah criticizes voter ID law, Kobach as counting continues | Lawmaker alleges attempt to shield Kansas ID law | Sedgwick County disqualified dozens of ballots over lack of ID

Maine: Voting machines made counting 'pretty slick' | Outgoing GOP chair apologizes for comments on black voters

Maryland: Republican candidate questions election results

Missouri: Election Day runs smoothly at county clerk's office

Montana: Recount would cost Welch about $115K | Cost of recount could top $100K | Provisional ballot tally gives Juneau small boost | Absentee ballots hit records

Nebraska: Judge blocks recall election

New Jersey: Montgomery committee race still a 4-way dead heat | General election results still being tallied

New Hampshire: Merrimack council addresses single polling site congestion | Officials pleased overall with election, still taking suggestions

New Mexico: Angry voters lash out at Sandoval Co. meeting | Charges dismissed against ex-secretary of state | State officials probe Sandoval Co. Election day woes | Judge: Impound Sandoval ballots

New York: Voting machine audits ahead for 46th Senate race | Board counts paper ballots in Legislature race | Storm causes some Election Day problems | Absentee ballot voting still taking place in Genesee County | Opening statements set in vote fraud case

North Carolina: Linda Coleman will file lawsuit today in lieutenant governor race | Elections board: Two residents voted twice | NC counties canvass last week's election results

North Dakota: Lee asks for recount

Ohio: Election Day went smoothly in Clermont | Ohio elections chief appeals judge's ballot order | Ohio voter registration and 2012 turnout by county | Poll workers muddle election | Buncombe elections board to canvass votes | Elections board seeks fixes to voting process | Kasich and early voting | Voters creative with write-ins

Oklahoma: Recount begins in Norman House race

Oregon: Emergency meeting called for alleged ballot tampering

South Carolina: After the Richland County count, more ballots are found | Richland County candidate declines to concede

Tennessee: The oddest polling place edition

Texas: The election isn't exactly over, after all | Mistake could change outcome of Hidaldo ISD race | Commissioners canvass election results

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas Senate race tight | St. Croix finishes paper ballot count

Virginia: Long lines revisited | Warner proposes bill to spark voting reforms | Connolly Introduces FAST Voting Act to improve election process

Washington: Seeking 'cure' for close election contests | Slow ballot count prompts calls for reform | More on Washington ballot deadline: Sam Reed debates legislator

West Virginia: Lincoln commissioner sentenced to 21 months for vote fraud

Wisconsin: 'Ridiculous:' Late night of vote counting has mayor asking for better solution

Thursday, 15 November 2012

November 15, 2012

Arizona: Latinos frustrated by slow ballot count | Arizona races up in the air as ballot count continues | Wilcox backs more time for county to finish vote tabulation | 4 vehicle accident in front of polling place

California: Machines help counter slow-down caused by vote-by-mail ballots | DMV voter registration has problems | Roughly 20K ballots left to count | Confusion over write-in votes cleared up

Connecticut: Merrill discusses successes, problems in 2012 election | Registrar blames voters for Election Day confusion

District of Columbia: D.C. council chair 'dissatisfied' with BOE

Florida: Gayle Harrell: St. Lucie County elections 'a disaster' | Elections office closes to process paperwork | Scott calls for elections improvements | Scott repeats: Sec. of state is looking into voting debacle | Critics are latching on to state's election problems | What's behind smoother voting in Collier County | Election leaders brainstorm in Tallahassee | Florida governor, Democrats call for election reform

Georgia: Kemp certifies Georgia election results | Town divided over voter fraud allegations | Elections board member's future unclear

Guam: GEC addresses 22 general election complaints

Hawaii: State election commission to have meeting next month on election problems

Iowa: Supervisors finalize county's general election results | Scott County reports 3 attempted voter fraud incidents

Kansas: Kobach loses round in battle over voter names | Staff shortage, software training issues blamed for Sedgwick County election problems

Kentucky: Whitley County sees record number of elections over the past 13 months

Maine: Maine GOP chairman questions black voters

Maryland: Dems, watchdog group saw little evidence of voter suppression or fraud

Michigan: Secretary of state supports 'no excuse' absentee voting

Minnesota: Defeat of voter ID was team effort | Recount underway

Missouri: County clerk gives election wrap-up

Montana: Local vote counting wraps up | Some ballots counted twice in legislative district | Vote early, vote often: Laurel precinct shows more votes than voters | Provisional ballot count complete | Yellowstone County looks to pinpoint ballot-counting issues

Nebraska: Youth lend hand for election

Nevada: Ghost voting claim repeated

New Hampshire: Nashua broke two of its own election records last week | Voter turnout the largest in 10 years

New Jersey: Hoboken will know final election result on Nov. 20 | Man admits he committed voter fraud to make a point, now being investigated by prosecutor | Gloucester County waits for green light from Trenton before counting provisionals

New Mexico: AG wants answers to voter catastrophe

New York: 46th state senate race in limbo until December | Board of elections officials praise their work on Election Day

North Carolina: Coleman wants more ballots counted in race | Recount still possible | No word on election complaints

Oklahoma: Hearing on irregularities set in House race

Oregon: Kate Brown, saying she needs to do a better job, shakes up her staff | 1 vote, 2 votes, 3...Hand counting continues

Pennsylvania: Dems call for investigation into possible voter fraud | New website logs complaints from Pa. voters | Councilwoman ripped for poll presence | Pa. lawmakers seek probes of Election Day irregularities | NAACP leader urges defeat of voter ID law | This voting mess has city sweating ballots

South Carolina: Richland vote: Finlay, Dixon, penny tax appear winners in count | Write-in votes cast for Beyonce, Clint Eastwood in recent election | County council members say their 'hands are tied' in election mess | Richland County explains ballot troubles

Texas: Hundreds of motor voters forced to cast provisional ballots

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board members question investigation | Paper ballot count continues in St. Croix

Virginia: New push to allow early voting in Virginia | GOP electoral ploy may have led to long lines

West Virginia: Tennant: Election laws need attention | Ex-W.Va. county official faces vote fraud sentence

Wisconsin: Voters with disabilities have options at the polls | Stevens Point woman questions process for disabled voters