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November 2012

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

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

November 13, 2012

Alabama: Supreme Court decision to review Shelby County voting rights challenge draws national attention

Arizona: Election workers still counting early ballots | Confusion clouds uncounted ballot totals | Pima County finalizes 3,421 ballots Monday; no further count today | County, state election officials chip away at ballot tabulations | Who's responsible for thousands of uncounted Arizona ballots?

California: Riverside tally continues, long wait ahead | Plenty of ballots still to count | Votes still being tallied | Thousands of Tulare County ballots still to be counted | Inside absentee, provisional ballot counting | Asian language voters get insufficient help at polls, group says | California's new primary system boosted competition

Connecticut: Changing her mind, Romano wants recount

District of Columbia: Turnout up, creates long lines at polls

Florida: West challenges results as Fla. declares vote-tally over amid recounts and irregularities | Orange race heads to hand recount | Voters call for reform after Election Day experiences | St. Lucie elections supervisor mum on problems | Groups seek overhaul of the state's voting laws | Lee supervisor of elections vows to avoid repeat of Election Day debacle | Recount delayed until Tuesday | More ballots turn up in Broward | Ideas for election fixes fly in

Georgia: Voting rights review could impact Georgia | Cobb elections board touts earlier returns | Elections official vows 'swift action' if staff downplayed mistakes

Guam: Respicio renews push for election reform

Indiana: Long delays at polls spark calls for change

Kansas: Vendor must fix electronic poll books, election officials say

Louisiana: Shreveport special election would have added expense

Maine: Vote is in: New ballot-counting machines (mostly) a hit

Maryland: Petitions, driver's license changes can cause problems at polls | First wave of absentee ballots counted in Howard County

Massachusetts: Reviews mixed on Lowell election operations

Michigan: Kent County commissioner keeps seat, a week after miscounted votes handed him a loss | Dems want to revamp voting procedures, make secretary of state an appointed position | Election Day mistake means some Lennon residents might get to vote twice

Minnesota: Voter ID axed, reformers live on

Montana: Fergus election results slowed by size, printing issues, voter mistakes

New Hampshire: Next up with voter ID law: Photos | Recounts slated to start in state races

New Jersey: New batch of votes could change election tally again

New Mexico: AG looks into 'near meltdown' of voting in Rio Rancho | NM attorney general to investigate voting problems

New York: Absentee ballot count begins today | McDonough voter fraud retrial to get underway Tuesday | Election Day as seen by New Yorker photographers

North Carolina: Republicans will take control of boards of election in North Carolina in 2013

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia voting glitches counted: 27K provisional ballots

Rhode Island: RI to examine why voters endured long waits | Elections staff to review what worked, what didn't

South Carolina: Losing candidate calls for new election over voting machine shortage | Group wants Richland County election results thrown out | Richland election chief promised smooth vote | Waiting times at polls focus of legislative delegation meeting | Legislators postpone hearing on election mess

Tennessee: Poll watching coalition wants audit of election | Voter group says election process broke down in Davidson County | DeSoto election officials expect to finish counting votes by Thursday

Texas: Hart InterCivics social media service helps election officials gain real-time insight to voters' experiences | County races hinge on provisional ballots

U.S. Virgin Islands: Paper ballots leave St. Croix race largely unchanged

Virginia: Monies would've not gone for new voter machines | Long lines reignite push for early voting in Va.

West Virginia: Tennant eyes Marshall County | Kanawha County to begin vote canvass

Wyoming: Voting Rights Act brings new representation outside the reservation

Monday, 12 November 2012

November 10-12, 2012

National News: Supreme Court to weigh constitutionality of Voting Rights Act | Voting rights groups call for election reforms | High court to take a fresh look at voting rights law | Long lines at the polls stir calls in Congress for election reform

Alabama: Recount in tight Madison County race set for Nov. 19

Arizona: Uncounted ballots frustrating voting groups | Dems, Latinos protest provisional-ballot use

Arkansas: Benton County election officials still counting Tuesday's ballots | Long lines at polling places prompting officials to make changes

California: Some DMV voter registrations fall through cracks, registrars say | Registrar of voters criticized for slow results | More ballots still to be counted in Solano County | SF race still too close to call | Votes still being tallied in SB County | Every vote will be counted, elections office vows

Colorado: Boulder County ballots: Thousands could still be added to final election tallies | Saguache County judges ran smooth count

Connecticut: Voters without ID turned away

Florida: Palm Beach County still counting votes in Florida | Florida governor orders voting process review | Recount headed to manual count today | PBC finishes vote count | Judge denies request to impound voting machines, count ballots | Lee supervisor of elections pushes for change | Supervisor of elections takes blame for robocall mishap | Days past election, board processes ballots by hand with barely time for breathing | Pasco county's voting website buckled under traffic, officials say | Fla. elections chief: More early voting sites are needed

Georgia: Some Richmond County voter registrations, residences don't match | Carr to retire; Bibb elections board taps Watson as new elections supervisor | Charles Darwin gets 4K write-in votes in Athens | Election troubles traced to the top

Guam: Respicio will push for override of election reform veto

Hawaii: No English ballots? Try Japanese | Hawaii office of elections apologizes for Election Day glitches

Illinois: Clerk's office models election methods for Nigerian

Indiana: Authorities listen, plan to experiment, fix problem | Election night delays unavoidable, says clerk | What delayed Monroe County election results? | Bartholomew County eyes vote centers after delays

Iowa: Ballot discrepancies force recount in three state races

Kansas: Kansas election official releases voter names | Kobach seeks to expand power to prosecute election crimes

Louisiana: Voting machines reveal accurate results

Maryland: Poll watchers head out to find problems, but did they?

Michigan: Tuesday night was a long haul in Brownstown Township for election workers | Shortage of translators, mechanical problems plague local polls | Stanley enrolls bills to allow early voting | Election night runs later than usual for some workers | Irons used to flatten absentee ballots in Riverview

Minnesota: Voter ID backer says fundraising disadvantage sunk amendment | County plans to replace its voting equipment | Officials 'happy' with election process | Voting va-va-voom: Craigslist 'Missed Connections' at polling places

Mississippi: Voter rolls issue probed

Missouri: Behind the scenes: A loot at Adair County's election process | Local election process goes relatively smoothly | Custodian saves poll worker after heart attack on Election Day

Montana: Ballot counting pushes on | DMV voter registration had some problems | Veteran poll worker has seen big changes

New Hampshire: Voter ID law causes no problems for election officials

New Jersey: In Hoboken, vote will hinge on absentee, provisional, and late ballots

New Mexico: Election draws criticism

New York: Impound stalls vote tally in Ball/Wagner race | Dems eye unscanned ballots in Nassau 7th SD | Thousands of absentee ballots still to be counted | Security a big issue for voting by phone | Pols push for BOE overhaul

North Carolina: Thousands of NC ballots still to be counted

Ohio: Stark voters had some interesting write-in choices for president | Ohio polls need short answer to long lines | Ohio governor name ex-elections chief to board | Summit County board aims to learn from voters' complaints | County hopes to correct Election Day problems

Oklahoma: Uncounted absentee ballots discovered in already narrow House race in Norman

Oregon: Ballot fraud allegations in Clackamas County could lead to changes in election procedures

Pennsylvania: A voting machine malfunction caused a ruckus in 1962 | More Philadelphia voters needed provisional ballots in 2012 than in 2008 | Fill-in and ex-chief seeking voter spot | Voter ID law gets mixed reviews on Election Day | Provisional ballots in Monroe present problems | County rules on provisional ballots | Council woman claims city voters mishandled | Singer 'screwed up' on ballots, Brady says

South Carolina: Vote-counting expert, former voting machines' tech detail possible missteps in Richland | SC Supreme Court steps in, halts state recount in Richland County | Election errors could spur evaluations for poll workers | Republicans, Democrats agree: SC elections a mess | Dillon vote certification takes hours

Tennessee: Loosening of voter ID rules in Memphis a source of puzzlement | Library photo ID cards prove popular | Davidson election commission to review Tuesday's lines | Forge voting complaints filed

Texas: Nueces County elections workers show dedication | Texas also challenges Voting Rights Act | Dozens of provisional ballots missing | Early voting a trend, but does it diminish Election Day? | Ortiz' resignation official, Cameron Co. searches for replacement

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board to resume St. Croix vote count today | Attorney General orders probe of elections

Virginia: Officials: Long election lines in Prince William not due to county meddling | Election board likely to discourage large-text ballots | Small number of Lynchburg votes went uncounted in election

Washington: Drew concedes, Wyman wins Wash. secretary of state

Wyoming: Long lines, registrations keep election staff busy

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

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

Wednesday, 07 November 2012

November 7, 2012

National: Voting-machine glitches: How bad was it on Election Day around the country? | E-voting machine concerns | Voters document on election on social media | Glitches: A report | Glitches, partisan disputes mar vote | Heavy turnout, confusion over voter ID causes some issues | Complaints about voter IDs, ballots, long lines in election | Voting issues surface in battleground states | Pennsylvania, Florida among states facing voting problems | Many foreign-born Americans voting in native languages | Election officials making voting easier

Alabama: Minor High responds to voter registration dispute | UNA students blame voter fraud on botched registrations | Chapman estimates 7 of 10 voters cast ballots

Arizona: Tenacious voter overcomes clerical errors | Turnout, equipment woes result in long voter lines | Long lines, wait times reported at voting centers | Official: Goodyear polling place offered incentives to voters | Provisional ballots spark concern in Arizona voters | Voters reject Proposition 121

Arkansas: More than 50 Benton County precincts lack paper ballots

California: Westwood polling place receives voting machines, supplies | Complaints about voter ID demands | Riverside County registrar responds to incidents | Fresno County results delayed due to heavy turnout | Voters say polling place ran out of provisional ballots | Registrar of voters reassures voters provisional ballots will be counted | Harassment of poll workers investigated | Alameda County elections chief on Tuesday's vote | Vote by mail trend prompts calls for electoral reform | Online registration causes signature matching issue | Elisa Kennedy, Calif.'s longest-serving poll worker, honored | Polling site shut down due to gas smell

Colorado: Voting machines pass state review | More than half of registered voters voted early or with mail-in ballot | Thousands of mail ballots rejected for signature issues | Election Day voting smooth, but mail ballots create some frustration

District of Columbia: Voter Patrol: Long lines and machine mix-ups | Washington area polling places inundated by crush of voters | f you have yet to vote in D.C., paper ballots might be fastest

Florida: Voting machine forgotten at St. Lucie West precinct | Equipment glitches, registration problems and long lines at polls | Long lines delay voting for many | Lines snarl voting in Miami-Dade, Tampa Bay sees other hurdles | Bennett easily wins Manatee supervisor of elections race | Walker wins 9th term as St. Lucie supervisor of elections | Congressional aide Shirley Anderson wins election supervisor's race in Hernando | Bucher sends home workers duplicating misprinted absentee ballots | Only minor issues reported by Duval County supervisor of elections | Long lines drag voting late into the night | Voting process proves dedication | Hardee remains supervisor of elections in Madison County | Weeks wins big in Flagler election supervisor's race | Election over but final Florida results still not in | Wilcox touts experience in win over Cochran for elections chief | Griffin is Keys' new elections supervisor | Deborah Clark handily defeats opponent despite another election day mishap | In Brevard, smooth sailing at the polls on Election Day | St. Lucie County results final at 1:40 a.m. | Floridians brave major wait at polls | PBC election supervisor says 'things are going well' | Latimer wins Hillsborough elections chief contest | Police called to Little Havana polling site

Georgia: Fulton elections operations riddled with glitches | Fulton Co. voters not showing up on rolls | Secretary of state disappointed in Fulton County elections | Secretary of state expects lawsuits over poll problems | Fulton elections department: 'We feel we had a successful election'

Hawaii: 19 polling places on Oahu run out of paper ballots

Illinois: Two south suburban election judges dismissed | Chicago election problems: Hurdles abound for many city voters

Indiana: Officials have problems with voting machine | Wayne County vote centers: Long lines, smooth sailing | Lawson: Voting centers 'convenient' for voters | Vote centers get mixed reactions | Poll workers scrambled as ballots dwindled on Election Day

Iowa: Same-day registration blamed for lines in Iowa college towns | Satellite voting successful

Kansas: Election officials aim to make process easy for voters

Louisiana: Some voters faced problems at polls | In Louisiana, 'a huge day' and 'a late, late night' | Hordes of New Orleans voters brave long lines, complex ballots to vote

Maine: Bomb threat report in Maine incorrect

Maryland: Washington area polling places inundated by crush of voters

Massachusetts: Problems with voting machine in Rehoboth delays results | Needham voting machines malfunctioned | Seekonk approves voter ID measure | Voter registration falls through for some students | Advocate to seek probe of long lines | UMass students issued provisional ballots after many found to be unregistered, registered in hometowns | A lot of grumbling about polling place confusion

Michigan: High number of absentee ballots, technical glitches cause delays in some Mich. counties | Michigan's elections director praises Detroit for relatively smooth election day voting process | Genesee County absentee ballots push back expected time for final, unofficial election results

Minnesota: Voter ID amendment defeated | Minnesotans reject voter ID amendment | Some students have problems at the polls | New voters keep election judges busy in Duluth | Duluth election judge asks for ID of registered voters | Bomb threat at polling place

Mississippi: Hinds County circuit clerk, NAACP leader at odds over voter registrations

Missouri: Secretary of state race close | Secretary of state race too close to call | Board of elections director discusses problems at St. Louis polling places

Montana: Long lines of same-day voter registrants persist past poll closure | Lines, steady turnout, ballot shortage | Large turnout leads to long lines on Election Day in Missoula | Late registrations delay voting process | Lewis and Clark County sees 'biggest election day ever,' officials say

New Hampshire: Same-day voter registrations surge in Durham | Voters register in droves

New Jersey: Email votes overwhelm election clerks in storm-torn areas | Somerset elections admin: Walk-in ballots 'beyond anything we could have imagined' | Some Middletown voters issued paper ballots | Polling place becomes a reunion for storm-affected residents

New Mexico: Voting in Rio Rancho could last past 11pm

New York: Voting machine failures in Nassau; voter roll dispute in Suffolk | Bloomberg: New York voting machine system is 'a nightmare' | Chaos at City's polls amid new voting machines and last-minute rules | Latimer moves to have voting machines impounded | Observers find fault with voter-registration policy in Suffolk County | Ballot confusion leads to voter ire

North Carolina: Voting complaints rooted mostly in misunderstanding

Ohio: Despite a few glitches, election was smooth | Voting goes mostly smooth in Cuyahoga County | Long lines shorten tempers at crowded Summit County polling sites | Husted says Ohio voting system worked smoothly, few problems | Paper issues at polls led to lines, could delay results | Provisional ballots may delay decisions | It's an international crowd at Hamilton Co. board of elections

Oregon: Kate Brown wins second term | Number of suspect ballots in Clackamas County rises to 6

Pennsylvania: Voting machine chooses Romney over Obama | Touchscreen problems affect voting machine in York Township | Official: Central Pa. vote-switching machine fixed | Election Day sees heavy turnout, confusion over voter ID issue | Pa.'s new voter ID law causes confusion, voters say | Voter ID issue causes confusion in Lebanon County | No voter-ID issues reported to county officials | Schuylkill County defends ID checks | Voters adhere to new ID law, bring picture ID to polls | Second incorrect voter ID sign posted by county officials | Car into Montco polling place fails to slow voting

Rhode Island: Election Day voter registration in Providence: 600-plus and counting

South Carolina: How many voting machines should there be? | Voters run into problems at some precincts | County encounters voting machine issues | Lines, problems don't stop voters in The T&D region | Myrtle Beach poll worker has watched history unfold at precinct for 26 years

Tennessee: Few voting problems reported across East Tennessee | Polls closed, but people still in line to vote

Texas: Voting machine troubles delay results in Williamson County | Disabled veteran claims mail in ballot never came | Voting hiccups can't quiet Election Day excitement | Dallas area polls work out minor kinks, voting goes smoothly

Vermont: Montpelier voting delayed at start

Virginia: Voter Patrol: Long lines and machine mix-ups | Glitch frustrates Spotsylvania voters | For Virginia's voter ID law, most problems solved | Long voter lines only due to heavy turnout | Long lines delay tally in Virginia | Local woman regains voting rights after nearly 50 years | Washington area polling places inundated by crush of voters

Washington: Wyman, Drew in tight race for secretary of state | Despite challenges, state election officials keep calm and carry on

West Virginia: Tennant re-elected to second term

Wisconsin: Voters report glitches in Wisconsin | Voting machine breakdown at Samuel Clemens school | Gov. Walker praises clerks and election workers | Glut of absentee ballots, machine problems slow City of Waukesha count | Teens help staff polling places in Ripon

Tuesday, 06 November 2012

November 6, 2012

8:10 Update

National News
: Instagram users post photos of their ballots, which is illegal in many states | On Election Day eve, Federal Circuit finds voting machine patent claim invalid | Long lines, sporadic snags in U.S. election | Election Day unfolds on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube | Voting problems: Issues cropping up in spots around U.S.

Alabama: Strong turnout by voters in Alabama

California: Voting machine overload in San Mateo County | Checking in on voters | Thinking outside the ballot box | Complaints about voter ID demands | Online registration causes signature matching issue for mail ballots | No voters at these polls | Palm Springs voters report ballots already filled out in president's race | Watchdogs, elections officials say nothing out of line at polling stations | Posh polling place in Brentwood: Valet parking, smoked salmon | Polling place relocated due to nearby fire

Connecticut: Many voters take advantage of absentee ballots

District of Columbia: DC-region voters greeted with lines, equipment problems at polls

Florida: Phone lines, electricity go out temporarily at Hillsborough elections office | Polls closed and the counting begins after a long day of voting | Bennett takes early lead in Manatee supervisor of elections race | Election Day is a family affair

Illinois: In labor, pregnant woman stops to vote before giving birth | Chicago elections officials apologize for polling place confusion | Poll worker threatened

Indiana: Poll workers show their support

Kansas: Wichita polling places report a few problems and long lines

Louisiana: Voting issues arise at polling places

Maine: Lincoln poll workers count two tasty meals

Maryland: Talbot County polling places stay busy

Michigan: Complaints of voter registration exaggerated, some clerks say

Minnesota: Key St. Louis County returns could be slow | Election judge instructions go too far

Mississippi: 1000s of vote forms sitting in circuit clerk's office

Missouri: South St. Louis polling place has electronic voting machine issues | Voting machine problems reported in St. Charles County | Problems cause at least 150 to leave 2 St. Louis polling places withoug voting

Montana: Long voter registration lines across Montana

Nebraska: Long lines reported at some Nebraska voting sites

New Hampshire: Voter ID law no problem for most Keene voters | Poll workers see long lines near election close

New Mexico: Most local polling places reporting few problems

New York: Greenburgh adjusts to new voting machines | Voting after Sandy | 'Inspiring,' 'insane' describe New York polling places in Sandy's wake | Few issues at new polling places

North Carolina: Observers watch for voting problems | Poll worker mistake caused fears of fraud, but no double-vote

Ohio: Ohio faces controversy over voting machines | Judge rejects lawsuit's Ohio voting software claim | Memory card creates voting machine problems

Oregon: Secretary of state: 6 ballots were tampered with in Clackamas County

Pennsylvania: Perry County voting machine registered Romney when voter pushed button for Obama | Pa. machine that switched presidential votes repaired, back online | Board of elections resolves voting machine malfunction at Davis | Voter ID wasn't required today, but 'confusion remains' | Incorrect voter-ID info at Delco polling places | Voters report problems with long lines, confusion over voter ID laws | Sunny Election Day attracts huge turnout, some confused about voter ID | Some Perkasie voters not asked for ID

Rhode Island: RI official says lines not due to new voter ID law

South Carolina: Friarsgate Park voting lines | Polls close in SC, votes being tallied after busy Election Day

Tennessee: Monitors report Tenn. voting snags but not over ID

Texas: Voting machine problems reported in Texas | Galveston County voting extended two hours | Tension over voter ID at Calallen polling place

Virginia: Voters in Virginia take to the polls on Microsoft Surface | Few problems reported with new voter ID laws | Stafford voter gets unwelcome news in the mail | Richmond voting sticker: E pluribus erratum

West Virginia: Berkeley County clerk's voter registration office overwhelmed with calls | Voters, poll workers bundle up at Stonewall Middle



5:30 p.m. Update

National News: Posting photo of your ballot online? It's a crime in some states | Ballot and polling place photos: Think before you Instagram | Diversity marks polling places across the nation

Alabama: Jefferson county workers redeployed to assist at polls

Arkansas: Early morning voting machine glitches fixed | No ID? There's a way to still obtain a ballot in Arkansas

California: Voter problems in Palm Springs | Voting snags in Southern California: No machines, requests for ID | Voter ID controversy | Voter ID? Father apparently didn't know best | More than 5K call secretary of state voter hotline with questions, complaints | SF polling place report: Playing children, unpleasant cops

Colorado: Colorado voting machines cleared

Connecticut: Merrill: Polling places in good shape

District of Columbia: ANC candidate arrested for assault outside polling place | Marion Barry calls for investigation into elections board

Florida: Ballots, jammed scanners delay voting in Lee County | Hillsborough County supervisor of elections office endures Election Day problems | Rain clears, lines continue at many precincts | Mysterious robo calls telling voters today: vote tomorrow | Long lines, drizzle greet Central Florida voters | Lines? What lines? Most afternoon voting is smooth sailing in Indian River | West Palm pregnant voter passes out in line, votes by absentee | Florida woman almost banned from voting for wearing M.I.T. t-shirt | Elections super: 'Try to be patient' | Hillsborough elections officials deal with glitchy phones

Georgia: Effingham elections go smoothly

Hawaii: State's Hawaii County election takeover in effect

Illinois: Residents say they were asked for ID before voting in violation of the law | Heavy traffic brings down Chicago elections board website

Indiana: Only minor problems reported locally on Election Day

Iowa: Voting in North Iowa, steady, brisk | Balky voting machines fixed in Dubuque | Grassley talks about voter ID requirement

Kentucky: Malfunctioning voting machine scanner in New Albany among glitches at polls | Grimes continues to monitor election returns | Several N. Ky. polling places running out of ballots

Louisiana: Registration mishap prevents SLCC students from voting | Louisiana holds too many elections, says Schedler

Maryland: Voters in line by 8pm can cast ballots | Pasadena poll get more voting machines to reduce lines

Massachusetts: Problem with voting machine in Rehoboth | Problem with voting machine slows voting at library

Michigan: Southfield Twp. voter appears to die, then asks 'Did I vote?' | Election Coalition receives 'hundreds' of calls about voting machine breakdowns | Some Southwest Detroit voters frustrated by change in polling location

Minnesota: Registered voter asked for photo ID | Voter ID race tightens up as the clock runs out | Scatter polling-place disruptions and problems reported

Mississippi: Hosemann reports brisk voter turnout statewide | Polls busy, day 'hectic' so far, election officials say

Missouri: Secretary of state trims website for election

Montana: Late voter registration lines reach 3 hour wait at MetraPark | Long voter registration lines in Billings | Line for same-day registration hits about 300 voters during lunch hour

Nebraska: Voters may encounter lines, but no problems at polls

New Hampshire: New voter ID law causing few problems, officials say | Long line for new voter registration in Raymond a harbinger of big turnout | New voters show up to vote all across NH

New Jersey: Voting machine problems force Middletown to use paper ballots | Lacking electricity at home, NJ residents wield power at voting both | Ocean County couple fighting MVC voter registration voting issue | Election official uses Hotmail to collect voter ballots | New Jersey's email voting experiences major glitches | In storm-battered New Jersey, a rolling polling place | Business as usual at Parsippany polling site

New York: Uptown voters face broken scanning machines and confusion while voting | New Yorkers encounter closed polling places, long lines | Some voters head to wrong polling places | Generator glitch causes delay at Rockaway polling site

North Carolina: Voter may have voted twice | Elections officials report few problems at polling sites

Ohio: Voting machine problem leads to voters not casting ballots | Paper jams plagued polling places in Cuyahoga County

Oregon: Washington County election officials warn voters not to use unofficial ballot drop-off sites

Pennsylvania: Election Day turnout strong; malfunctioning machine goes viral | Touchscreen problems effect voting machine in York Township | Malfunctioning machine in Union County switched votes | Voter ID creates confusion at York County polls | Judge bars voter ID questions outside polls | Voters report problems with long lines, confusion over voter ID law | Voter ID misinformation in Delaware Co | Philly poll workers partially cover Obama mural after court order | Philly DA investigating after GOP election workers removed from polling places

Rhode Island: Traffic bogs down secretary of state website

South Carolina: Richland Co. election officials scramble to fix voting problems | SC poll workers hand out confusing voter ID fact sheet | New system causes voter confusion in Clarendon

Texas: Voting machine power problems resolved at church | County clerk's office works to make elections run smooth | Tarrant elections boss says voting appears smooth

Vermont: Polling place evacuated in Barre due to propane leak

Virginia: Two Spotslyvania County precincts report voting machine issues | Bayview machine in Norfolk selects wrong candidate

Washington: Secretary of state to parties: Document all ballots you collect

West Virginia: Clerks adjust to polling places switch

Wisconsin: Voting machine malfunction hits Pewaukee | Broken voting machine at MLK Elementary adds to delays | Voting machine down briefly at Arlington Court | Some glitches, long lines and voter ID confusion at polls | Voting integrity hotline seeing 'usual array of complaints' | State elections board seeing no major problems | Elections officials say voting is going smoothly | Photo ID request at polling site result of confusion, commission says



1 p.m. Update

National News: Army of poll watchers for both parties deploys | Long lines, glitches galore as America votes | Technology broadens reach of 2012 elections

Alabama: Voting confusion as result of redistricting after 2010 census | Voter turnout strong statewide | Secretary of state: Rumor about straight-party voting not true

Arizona: Chandler polling place encounters problem with voting machine

California: Registrar of voters' office prepares for long night | Polls now open as Election Day arrives in Bay area | Man passes out at polling place in Sun City

Colorado: Long lines forming for Election Day voting | Long night ahead for Colorado election officials

Connecticut: Local voter turnout has been 'off the charts' so far | Connecticut voters streaming to polls Tuesday

District of Columbia: Cell-free zone | Lack of voting machines leading to long lines in D.C.

Florida: Hundreds of Pinellas voters get robo call from supervisor of elections day Election Day is Wednesday | Election Day in Clay County | Equipment malfunctions at elections office | Elections in Broward get off to smooth start | Heavy lines facing some voters | Three hour waits in Orange County | Volusia elections website crashes

Hawaii: State election officials keeping eye on Big Island voting

Illinois: Voting for two? | High volume of traffic brings down Chicago elections board website | Polling place confusion, moderate turnout kicks-off Election Day

Indiana: Voting machine problems delay some Fishers voters | Voters turning out at the polls

Iowa: Voting machines working after snag at local site | Iowa law allows Election Day voter registration

Kansas: Election Day in KC

Kentucky: 60 calls to Election fraud hotline

Louisiana: Jefferson Parish voters flock to polls, high turnout expected | Voters line up to cast ballots | Secretary of state's website mobile app back up

Maryland: Many options prove to be challenge for voting machines in Prince George's | Election Day updates | Election officials: Be prepared for lines; sample ballots allowed | Long lines, but moving

Massachusetts: Clerk's office delivers absentee ballots to 2 hospitalized voters

Michigan: Voting machine breaks in Ottawa County | Voting lines could be lengthy | Bay County commissioner get in fight outside of polling place | Voters towed while parked at Detroit polling location

Mississippi: No voter ID needed at polls today | Voters line up in Mississippi

Nevada: Clark County voters head to polls

New Hampshire: Heavy voter turnout in Manchester | Voter turnout starts early, remains heavy throughout morning | UNH students from all over exercise right to vote in NH | Traffic congestion at single polling site in Merrimack

New Jersey: Lack of voting machines, poor communication leads to frustration at polls in Hoboken | Passaic County judges dealing with election problems in wake of Sandy

New York: Too bad you can't travel back in time to use sweet 1900 voting machine | NY state election officials report few problems | Long lines form at polling places as displaced residents find ways to vote

North Carolina: Mostly smooth sailing in OC Election Day | Mecklenburg BOE reporting no problems at polls

Ohio: Long lines, machine issues being reported at polls | Polls are open, some problems | Ohio faces controversy over voting machines | Ohio warns of election disruption as judge hears complaint about voting equipment | True the Vote barred from Ohio polling stations | Voting equipment down at several locations in Cuyahoga County

Oregon: Election officials guard against tampering

Pennsylvania: Milford Township experiences early voting machine problems | Crawford voting officials deal with wrong signs, machine problems | Confusion at the polls with voter ID | Polls open all day in Pennsylvania, West Virginia | Voter challenge brings police to PAHS polling station | Droves of voters continue to turn out at Centre County precincts | Montco judge refuses to extend absentee ballot deadlines | Media being barred from polling sites | Flier sends Yorkers to wrong polling place | Big problems at Philly polling sites

Rhode Island: Tuesday is first big test of new voter ID law | In Cranston, lines long as poll workers check IDs | Traffic snarls RI secretary of state website

South Carolina: Election Day in SC | Number of voting machines an issue at Florence Precinct 9

Texas: Balky machines delay Galveston County vote | Local polling place problems

Utah: Voter's 'receipt' has Salt Lake County election staff on the hunt

Virginia: Officials address Norfolk voting machine issues | Voters test Microsoft's Surface as ballot machine | Update on Spotsy polling problems | Some voters expected 'drive-through' but waited in lines instead | Long wait at Chesapeake sites

West Virginia: Polls open all day in Pennsylvania, West Virginia



10 a.m.  Update

National News
: Why you cannot vote online today

Alabama: The polls are open in Birmingham and statewide

California: Polling places prepare for Southern California voters

Colorado: Church has anti-abortion display at polling place

Connecticut: Voters get out early in Stamford

District of Columbia: Election Day lines robust around the area

Florida: Long lines ready and waiting when polling places opened | Tampa Bay area voters head to polling places early

Georgia: Some polling places experiencing bottlenecks

Illinois: New polling places, unresponsive websites create confusion in Cook County

Indiana: Voting machine problems delay some voters | Some early voters find programming glitches, long lines |Hamilton County voting machines fail

Iowa: Few early-bird voters in Iowa State station

Louisiana: Lines form early at polling places across the city | Presidential election drives New Orleans voters to the polls

Maryland: Election Day lines robust around the area

Massachusetts: Early voters hit polls | New traffic pattern to be used around polling location

Michigan: Lines start early at Saugatuck Township | Polling patience required as Metro Detroiters line up

Minnesota: Local parties keeping a close eye on polling places 

Missouri: Extra police security at St. Louis County polling places | Long lines reported at many polling places in Ozarks | Voter roll problem at St. Louis polling site 

Nebraska: Polling places opening across Nebraska 

New Jersey: Voters in NY, NJ not deterred by storm's effects | Lights are on at Denville polling place, even if they aren't in other parts of town | A look at South Jersey polling places 

New York: State Island residents line up to vote | Voters in NY, NJ not deterred by storm's effects | Last-minute setup at Staten Island polling site | Polls open for Election Day 2012 | Some Staten Island residents didn't know their polling place had been moved | No changes to Riverhead polling stations 

North Dakota: Stutsman County polling places ready 

Ohio: Bring ID, patience to polls 

Pennsylvania: Power restored to polling places | Some businesses host polling places | Del Chevy polling place moved today | Early turnout heavy at Lancaster County polling places 

Rhode Island: Wrong ballots delivered to South Kingstown polling place, voters turned away | Wrong ballots delivered to polling places 

South Carolina: Long lines and few voting machines | Voters turn out in large numbers upstate 

South Dakota: SD reservation polling site has good early turnout 

Tennessee: Officials say experienced judges should keep voting smooth 

Texas: Outage causes problem at polling place | Smooth sailing so far at local polling places | Some polling centers delayed in opening 

Virginia: Voters find power outages, long lines at polling places | Problems reported at Spotsylvania polling places | Long lines, some problems in early voting across region | Polling problems reported in Northern Virginia | Election Day lines robust around the area | Polling problems reported in Central Virginia | Some polling problems reported around Metro Richmond

Wisconsin: Double-check polling location, don't trust mailers 


7:30 a.m. posting

National News
: Voting issues surface in battlegrounds in advance of Election Day | Voting challenges in battleground states could create drama, headaches | Nov. 7 Nightmares: When voting goes bad | Voting rights advocates fear that poll challenges and phony instructions could mar election | In storm-hit states, some locations changed for balloting on Election Day

Alabama: Voting preps for Houston County | Election observers cause political stir in Alabama capital

Alaska: Youth Vote gives young Alaskans a chance to take part in Election Day

Arizona: County voters can choose any vote center today | Workers prep for Election Day

California: County prepares for Election Day | Web registration pulling in new, young voters | 3 out of 4 South Bay voters do it by mail | Final results may take extra time | Many find voting early to be more convenient | Hosting a polling place in his garage--for 18 elections | Some mail-in ballots postage fee higher than others | Story of fired poll worker draws hundreds of online comments

Colorado: Pueblo County voting machines being tested; state audit failing to find fraudulent vote | Voters worry machines changed their votes | State confirms 'no problems' with Pueblo machines | Denver DA launches criminal probe of Gessler | Aspen High students step up as election judges | County clerk: Election Day is 'a huge, bit undertaking'

Connecticut: UConn VoTeR Center helps ensure accuracy of voting machines | All polling places open for Election Day | New state voter system struggles

Delaware: ID not mandatory to vote in Delaware, but helps to keep lines down

Florida: Printing 'malfunction' slows in-person absentee voting in PBC | Broward voting proceeds relatively smoothly | Final absentee voters cast ballots around 10:15pm in PBC | Miami-Dade supervisor of elections defends absentee voting extension | Lee elections supervisor says early voting lines too long, wants more locations | Getting to know Pasco County supervisor of elections | Surprise continues over Sunday voting hours in Pinellas | Election workers brace for long day | Final local preparations made for Election Day | Polls ready for voters | Election Day preparations | Volusia Co. voters having trouble getting through to election's supervisors office | Miami-Dade elections supervisor asked for, but wasn't granted, special directive from state for absentee ballots from Florida voters hit by Sandy

Georgia: Election workers prepare for lines at polls Tuesday | Officials prepare for Election Day | Guilford Co. poll workers prepare for Election Day voting

Guam: Only three of four tabulation machines will be used

Illinois: Election judges fired after alleged ballot box tampering | Election integrity is itself an Election Day battle in Illinois | Students to spend Election Day aiding voters

Indiana: Early voting strong; but crush today still expected | Indiana delays discipline against ex-elections chief Charlie White | White will avoid discipline until after appeal | First-time Cass County voters visit vote centers | Elections officials and workers try to head off voting headaches

Kansas: Feds monitor elections for complaints of possible voting rights violations | Mayor suggests $25K raise, more duties for embattled election worker

Louisiana: Voting machines roll out to polling places | Last minute voting preps | SOS expresses concern with NJ online voting

Maryland: Elections officials prepared for heavy turnout

Massachusetts: Clerks: Every vote will be counted | During Attleboro stop, Patrick says he favors early voting | Doris Ewart ending her career as poll worker after 57 years

Minnesota: Voter ID amendment on ballot in Minnesota

Mississippi: Black caucus slams Bryant, Hosemann comments | Missing voter registrations in Hinds?

Missouri: Security experts concerned about electronic voting machines | St. Louis elections director answers last-minute voting questions | Election workers prepare polling centers

New Hampshire: Voter ID: What to expect at the polls on Election Day | Voter ID law could mean long lines | Area clerks, election workers ready for a long day and night

New Jersey: Some voting advocates object to NJ's email ballots | Hoboken voters to go to the polls tomorrow as power returns to the stricken city | Some voting advocates object to NJ's email ballots | NJ's emergency email voting system could cause problems | Mercer County officials update polling locations

New Mexico: Possible illegal voting in New Mexico exposed

New York: Turned upside down by Sandy, New York prepares to vote | Cuomo allows affidavit ballots for Sandy victims | Superstorm Sandy threatens to influence elections, voting | Last-minute setup at Staten Island polling site | Cuomo issues order saying city residents can vote at any polling place

North Carolina: Ballots in question for 1K registered voters at Warren Wilson College | Hundreds complain about early voting in NC | Man cleared of voter fraud after election gag | Another complaint filed with state in Mt. Gilead election | State elections board takes no action on Watagua early voting | Warren Wilson residents get wrong ballots | Poll workers get ready for big day

North Dakota: SOS says despite lack of voter registration, ND election rules not so different

Ohio: In case of a recount, a long wait for Ohio | Ohio official: Voting machine lawsuit 'ridiculous' | Judge weighs lawsuit over Ohio voting machines | Mahoning County tests voting machines | Ohio secretary of state defends election decisions | Citizens turned away from early voting center | Some BMV voter registrations didn't become officials, elections director says problem not widespread

Oregon: Voter fraud allegations arise in region | In SOS race, Brown and Buehler continue to spar over ballot postage issue | Suspect ballots won't count in Clackamas County; others quarantined | Clackamas election worker identified

Pennsylvania: Montgomery County election officials prepared for any Election Day problems | Voter ID: For this Election Day, nothing has changed | Voter ID ads still cause controversy | Allegheny Co. elections director offers a loot at what voters can expect at polls | Cast of regulars, including 83-year-old poll worker and loveable retriever greet voters on Election Day

Rhode Island: Study: RI 'needs improvement' to ensure all votes get counted

South Carolina: Despite doubt, SC insists all votes are counted | Absentee voting in South Carolina hits new record | Large voter turnout continue to overwhelm elections officials

South Dakota: Election Day arrives in Aberdeen area | SOS warns of erroneous mailings on voting locations

Tennessee: 400 poll workers to assist Rutherford voters Tuesday | Election Commission says it's ready for voters | Election workers gear up for Election Day | Officials urge voters to double-check ballot selections | Majority of Shelby County votes already cast, but big Election Day turnout expected

Texas: Setting the stage for Election Day | Voter confidence in accurate ballot counts decline in Harris County | Elections head Ortiz plans to retire soon | Misdirected mail-in ballots spark Election Day concerns | Nacogdoches Co. election officials prepare for Election Day | Officials: Technology making voting easier

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voting machines still not certified

Utah: Counties prepare for high turnout on Election Day | Polling locations to be busy today, despite early voters | Unprecedented high voter turnout expected in Utah

Virginia: Richmond woman will cast first vote ever, with voting rights restored | Local FEMA team can vote while deployed | Va. elections board clarifies poll watchers' rights in wake of lawsuit

Washington: Election Day: Organized chaos | Pierce County center bustling to handle ballots, process cheaper and faster this year | Elections office: Don't allow others to deliver your ballot

West Virginia: Ohio County BOE prepares for general election | W.Va. adjusting for Sandy outages ahead of vote

Wisconsin: Poll workers prepare for long day

Monday, 05 November 2012

November 3-5, 2012

National News: Nightmare Scenario: The election night that might not end | How secure is your electronic vote? | Groups on guard for voting irregularities | National Federation for the Blind to run Election Day hotline | Early voting likely to break records in key swing states | Use of e-voting machines unaltered despite power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy | Voting machines remain a worry in US election | How Sandy has impacted voting in NY, NJ and Conn. | Sandy has election officials scrambling; some worry about turnout | Three countries where it's easier to vote than the United States | DOJ sending voting observers to 23 states | Will poll watchers help or hinder voting in the elections? | States launch database to reach new voters and purge rolls | Officials fret about polling sites in storm-ravaged states | Millions of Americans vote before Election Day | How international election observers rile some states | As election looms, many voters fear process is compromised | State officials rush to head off Sandy-related election issues | Officials: Sandy-stricken areas will vote Tuesday 'come hell or high water' | Election Day headaches: A look at what could go wrong when the votes are counted on Tuesday | Seven swing state election irregularities | Mail-in ballots: The hanging chads of 2012? | Disruption from storm may be felt at the polls | Voting after Hurricane Sandy might be a big mess | Will Election Day be a 'perfect storm?' Four nightmare scenarios for what could go wrong | Despite Hurricane Sandy, election officials believe voting can go on | First the voting, then counting, then challenges

Overseas Voting News: Some absentee ballots may be lost | Pentagon pushed e-mail voting for troops despite security concerns

Alabama: Madison County voters may have to stay up late Tuesday to see election results | Jefferson County preps poll workers for Election Day | Junkins: Etowah County election prep is 'massive project'

Alaska: No need to wait: Early voting is an option this weekend | Voters line up to cast ballots early in Anchorage on Sunday | New election districts are cause for confusion: Officials are confident kinks are worked out

Arizona: Maricopa County voters on inactive list still allowed to vote | Controversy over poll watchers simmers | Closed club's cash piles up vs. open primary | Election officials prepare voting locations in Mesa County | Monitors to visit Arizona polls | Officials: Early ballot system safeguards effective against fraud

California: Poll workers, inspectors ensure each vote counts | In California, no need to stay up late on Election Night | Voting by mail becoming the norm | Civil rights concerns for county's Spanish-speaking voters prompts feds to step in on Election Day | Vallejo couple finds completed ballots in street | Record number of vote-by-mail ballots for Tuesday's election | Riverside, Alameda county polling places to get federal monitors | Solano County registrar of voters office gets jump-start on election | Long ballots may challenge Valley voters' patience | Countries learn how to refine voting process | Santa Clara County offers voter app to help on Election Day

Colorado: Voting machines changed their vote, some say | Time running out for early voters, mail-in ballots in Colorado | Boulder County election judges should be calling out voters' names, critic complains | Clerk's office in election mode | Boulder County clerks says past ballot-counting problems are resolved | Elections critic decides not to pursue his latest complaint about Boulder County's clerk | Windsor's early voting center at fire station to remain open through Election Day | Colorado county clerks ready for scrutiny, long night for election

Connecticut: Monday to bring final word from state on polling places | Frustrated registrars say they'll adapt | Registrars caution against over-voting | All Norwalk polling sites operational for Election Day | Monroe's polls ready to roll on Election Day

Delaware: Large turnout predicted, photo ID not needed

District of Columbia: Long early voting lines continue despite extra voting machines | Nearly 30K have voted early in D.C. | DC Officials: 52K early voters

Florida: For some Florida voters, six-hour wait time to cast a ballot | Feds monitor early voting in Miami-Dade | Pinellas supervisor of elections Deborah Clark faces familiar opponent | Theres LePore talks about former job | Small number of absentee ballots rejected | Navy captain can't vote in home state | Voters brave lines on early voting deadline | As election day nears, groups brace for legal showdown | Leaders call on Scott to extend early voting | Crews detonate two suspicious items at early voting location | Singing security guard entertains early voters stuck in long lines | Monroe Co. elections supervisor asks Scott to extend early voting hours | Judge rules against allowing West Palm Beach woman to vote in person after dispute over signature | Lake supervisor of elections faces challenge to 40-year reign | Felons who voted, dead people listed on county rolls | Final day of early voting goes late into the night | Fla. Democrats want extended early voting hours | Early voting ends with special Sunday voting | Voters overwhelm Dade elections for Sunday voting | In Madison County, Florida's longest absentee-voter fraud case | 'Early' voting still possible through over-the-counter ballots in Tampa Bay area | Miami-Dade, Broward elections closes, reopens doors | Felons find restoring right to vote harder now | As Election Day nears, groups brace for legal showdown at the polls | Turning 18 after Election Day means missing out on the vote | PBC accepting absentee ballots today | Judge orders 1 Fla. county to extend early voting

Georgia: Thousands wait in line on final day of early voting | State tells Fulton to un-flag suspect voters | Ga. elections officials gear up for Election Day

Hawaii: Voting machines verified, tested ahead of Tuesday's vote | Voting machines tested ahead of general election | Hawaii voters break record for this election season

Idaho: Idaho issues 159K absentee ballots | Officials say fewer absentee ballots issued this year

Illinois: Officials happy with voter purge in Alexander County | Large Election day turnout will mean long wait at some polls | Candidate questions absentee voting; Clerk says laws are being followed | Election judges are ready for their big day | No problems at area polls on last days of early, absentee voting

Indiana: Elections clerk readies voters on 'P-I Live!' | Secretary of state sued by Common Cause | County's savings add up with vote centers | Locals say voter ID laws not impacting turnout | League of Women Voters Cass County observe polls | Ballot canceled when woman registers in Indiana and California | Early voting ends at noon Monday, long lines continue at satellite sites | Longtime poll worker looks at voting process

Iowa: ID scanners available at some voting sites | Lines stretch outside as voters cast ballots early | Confusion rises over voting rights for felons | USPS discusses absentee ballot procedures | Absentee voting becoming trendier around Siouxland  | Longtime rural election officials miss charm of old ways

Kansas: Clerk's office open over the weekend | Missouri Dems worried about Kansas voter ID law

Maine: Early voting less popular this year than in 2008

Maryland: Long lines for early voting in Maryland | Ocean City polling place to change due to Sandy | Nearly twice as many Maryland voters cast early ballots compared with last election | Garrett County officials say polls, roads will be open on Election Day despite snow | Long ballot could give rise to lots of mistakes

Massachusetts: Elections worker was ousted in 2010 | Clerks: Every vote will be counted | 'Early voting, Massachusetts style': Technically not allowed but happening anyway with absentee ballots | Teen poll workers helping Brookline vote in 2012 | Clerks: Inactive voters likely to slow some polls | Essex woman frozen out from voting

Michigan: Clerks prepare for record voter turnout | Robo call questions voter registration in Detroit | Secretary of state: Voting instructions for volunteers headed to help Sandy victims | Scanning driver's license shortens time at polls | Coalition asks for investigation into missing Auburn Hills absentee ballots | Genesee County voters, election workers cope with lengthy ballot

Mississippi: Controversy heats up over voter's ID

Minnesota: Proposed voter ID amendment should not be confused with current voter laws | Voter ID amendment worries some local voters | Fight over voter ID goes down to wire | Early voting, Minnesota style | Major changes loom for Minn. election law if voter ID passes | Voting this election can be a complicated matter for Native Americans | Fraud, voting rights groups will keep vigil at polls

Missouri: How private is your absentee vote? | Missouri Dems worried about Kansas voter ID law | Kander, Schoeller fight for secretary of state's seat | Polling places prepare for Election Day | Franklin County to use iPads on Election Day | St. Louis County gets outside help for election | Republican Party placing 'challengers' at local polls

Montana: Voting can be difficult when you don't have an address | Republicans eye elections process carefully | Yellowstone County election equipment ready for Tuesday | Republicans eye elections process carefully | Voting machine option | Civic-minded seniors do duty on Election Day

Nebraska: Voting rights complaint filed in Lincoln | Hearing date set for Nebraska voting complaint

Nevada: Secretary of state says no evidence provided of voting machine irregularity | GOP alleges voting machine problems | Woman arrested in Las Vegas for alleged voter fraud | Reno voters offered chance to get to polls free | Secretary of state tries to allay concerns about voting problems | Voters claim issues with voting machines | Voters may cringe, but a recount could be a factor in close election

New Hampshire: Lack of photo ID no barrier to voting: AG announces hotline for Election Day questions | NH officials prep voters on election law changes | Residents can vote--and register--on Tuesday even without a picture ID | No ID will be needed to vote Tuesday, but it will speed things up | Voter ID is in effect in NH

New Jersey: Due to power failures, some Hunterdon residents will vote in a different place | Voting a real concern for New Jersey residents | Wyckoff polling places unchanged after Sandy, officials say | New Jersey makes plans for makeshift voting places | Towns have contingency plans for voting | Officials scramble to ensure smooth election after Hurricane Sandy | State directs counties to permit electronic voting | Sandy confuses voters flooded out of usual polling places | Military trucks at NJ polling places could affect how, if people vote | NJ residents displaced by storm can vote by email | Voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy will be able to vote by fax or email, state says | New polling places for some as Sandy shuts down sites | Sandy causes polling place shuffle | Mobile voting precinct moves north to aid storm-weary voters | Half of polling places knocked out by Sandy restored | NJ election board prepping for intense Election Day

New Mexico: Voting never gets old | Early voting grows in Bernalillo County

New York: Moving voting sites for Nov. 6 Election Day | Will Sandy impact Election Day on Long Island? | No plan yet for Election Day, no gas to transport voting machines | NYS BOE: It's possible voting may be permitted beyond Tuesday | Elections board moves Deer Park polling places | The vote must go on: Onondaga County sends ballots to National Guard members called up for Sandy relief | Putnam prepped for Election Day after Sandy | Storm forcing BOE to relocate 80 polling places, but it's not clear which ones | Midwest generators to power NY polling sites | Sandy's disruption affects absentee ballots for out-of-towners | State Senate head wants to create election reform group | Nassau: Power secured for most poll sites | NYC polling sites are moved two days before election | Election workers ready for big day | 59 polling sites citywide to be moved because of storm damage | Board of elections commissioner: 'Everything is fine'

North Carolina: Youth become active during voting process | Smartphones not smart at the polls | Elections director says touchscreens don't flip votes | List of purportedly dead NC voters includes some live ones | County breaks one-stop record | Copper thieves delay early voting in Anson Co. | Report: Paper ballot will protect votes cast | Polling sites busy on last day of early voting | Mobile voting precinct moves north to aid storm-weary voters

North Dakota: Recount would put spotlight on ND's unique voting rules | No ND voter registration surprises observers | Senate recount talk irritates Jaeger

Ohio: 9 polling places in Cuyahoga County without power, 4 days before election | Ohio voting is already under the microscope | Millions lost in voting system sale | Ohio voter advocates criticize elections chief's provisional ballot order, want judge to rule | Officials question 24 registrations | Ohio's provisional ballots could delay outcome of presidential race | Absentee ballots rejected after voter records delayed | Provisional ballot voting order criticized | Board of elections will open doors for early voting Sunday | Lawyers descend on Ohio--just in case | US Postal Service considering billing BOE for absentee ballot postage confusion | County's voting mechanisms in place for Election Day | Fairfield County officials working to make final election preparations | Early voters willing to wait in line during disputed weekend hours | Glitch delays delivery of voter records | Advocates say Husted directives give him greater license to disenfranchise voters | Local changes could result in voter confusion | 209 voters in Miami Co. received 2 absentee ballots | New directive by Ohio secretary of state has some saying he is trying to suppress Tuesday's vote | Voters can expect to see 'observers' at most polling places | Voting machines being calibrated | Voter fraud or voters suppression? Party chairmen rattle sabres as Election Day nears in Ohio | State says wearing varsity attire to polls OK

Oklahoma: Oklahoma new voter ID law in effect

Oregon: Oregon investigating alleged ballot fraud in Clackamas County elections | Oregon Dept. of Justice investigates alleged ballot tampering in Clackamas County as candidates consider legal action | Schrader calls alleged ballot tampering in Clackamas County 'sneaky, underhanded' | Charges fly in Oregon secretary of state race over rules for ballots | Concern over ballots lacking postage in Oregon | On election eve, Oregon celebrates a century of voting rights for women | Lehan calls for 'emergency' meeting of Clackamas board | Ballot postage becomes election issue | Brown increases monitoring of Clackamas County elections | Second state elections official dispatched to Clackamas County amidst state investigation into possible ballot tampering

Pennsylvania: Polling places slowly getting power back | County officials: Most polling places will have power | Lorain County election workers to help if there are ballot errors | Philadelphia election commissioners nailing down final details for Tuesday's vote | 11 Monroe County voting sites still without power | Judge refuses to curb voter ID advertisements | Absentee voters flock to election bureau | Pa. voting rights groups increase prevention efforts | Clearfield County officials prepare for Election Day | Montgomery County election officials prepared for Election Day problems | Volunteers are especially important this year for voters confused about voter ID law, officials say | The dead live on in Monroe voter registration list | Sandy, one week later, would have caused election chaos | Philadelphia poll workers to receive pay increase? | Despite doubt from experts, state insists all votes are safeguarded, counted | W.Pa. officials ready to tackle voting issues | Pittsburgh lawyers to field voters' questions | How to vote if you're displaced

Rhode Island: Last chance for free IDs before election

South Dakota: Years of experience for poll workers | Absentee voters appreciate convenience of Saturday voting | Poll workers ready for Tuesday election

South Carolina: Long line of voters in Horry County | SC soldiers demand absentee ballots overseas | Absentee ballot voting continues to grow in SC

South Dakota: South Dakota county works to avoid repeat of vote miscount

Tennessee: As early voting ends in Shelby County, the glitch index seems down | State Supreme Court to hear voter ID case | Woman able to vote through exemption in law despite no photo ID | Election administrator gives tips for Election Day voters | Tenn. giving residents last minute opportunity to get voter photo IDs | Justice Dept. to monitor Nashville vote Tuesday | More on Knox County's lack of 'I Voted' stickers | Precinct shifts cause confusion in greater Chattanooga area

Texas: A few early voters report getting wrong ballot | First vote as U.S. citizen is final step in woman's journey to becoming an American | Early voting finishes with new records in Harris County | After early voting incident, Gonzalez demands Texas enforce current ID rules | State NAACP urges Texans to report voter intimidation | You're not dead? Texas officials' error-plagued effort purges live voters, too | Bedridden DeSoto woman rolls to the polls after mail-in ballot doesn't show | Some Buda voters issued wrong ballot | Long lines on Election Day could be a thing of the past | County officials work overtime to produce fair election | Some voting problems reported at McLennan County polls | State official warns counties that several forms of ID are acceptable at polls | Poll watchers poised to take their places | Poll workers gear up for Election Day | Travis County residents can vote at any polling place on Election Day | Election workers keep polls running smoothly | Long waits led to disturbance at polling site, official says

U.S. Virgin Islands: Ballot creates possible confusion in St. Thomas-St. John BOE race | St. Thomas-St. John voting machines to be tested for certification all weekend | Federal agency to audit VI elections' last 10 years

Utah: Alpine 5th grade class learns about voting in Utah | Thousands hit Utah polls as early voting wraps up

Vermont: Condos says absentee ballots may delay election results | Electronic voting concerns are aired

Virginia: Poll watchers unlikely to cause Election Day problems, officials say | Virginia voter fraud case expands focus on GOP firm | Fairfax judge denies Dems request for injunction on county policy for poll watchers | Registrars busy on last day of in-person absentee voting | Henrico, Richmond asked to take greater care with voting materials | Election Day in Cape Charles presents historic complication | Richmond says it will comply with voting materials safeguard request | Virginia awaits effects of voter ID law | Virginia voter ID law gets first test Tuesday | Provisional ballots will delay Va.'s final vote tally

Washington: Cowlitz County extends ballot processing into weekend | Five accessible voting centers open in King County | Active military personnel and their families are exempt from voter registration deadlines | King County executive, elections director come to West Seattle with a warning | Complaints follow Republicans' offer to deliver voters' ballots

West Virginia: WV secretary of state memo causes concern for county commissioners | Tennant clarifies who is permitted in polling places | Early voting concludes

Wisconsin: Workers monitor absentee voting in Janesville for first time | Local officials ready for Election Day

Friday, 02 November 2012

November 2, 2012

National News: Farewell lever and punch-card machines | Hurricane Sandy could affect popular vote in worst-case scenario | Power loss threatens vote in six-plus states | Voting amid the devastation from Sandy | Voter ID laws create unique problems for transgender voters | Registration drives outdo vote fraud at polls as election problem | FBI questions owner of embattled voter registration firm | Civil rights group to monitor Election Day 'hot spots' | Storm-wracked states prepare for Election Day | Campaigns brace to sue for votes in crucial states | Foursquare announces Election Day 'check-ins' at polling locations

Overseas Voting News: Absentee ballots diverted around storm damage

Alabama: Some voter registration cards destroyed

Alaska: Justice Dept. to combat voter fraud

Arizona: 11 polling places to operate in BHC

California: Volunteers will observe at Redlands polls to prevent fraud | County launches mobile app to make it easier to vote | Hand deliver mail ballots | Vote-by-mail eclipse 50 percent | Yolo County elections office busy with mail-in ballots | Full-time truck driver, dedicated poll worker

Colorado: GOP cites voting-machine errors | Potential voting machine error could cast incorrect vote | 'Overvote' on ballot means no vote in that race | Counting ballots is a process

Connecticut: Hurricane prompts extension of city's voter registration | More voters sign up at last minute | McMahon's camp seeks court order over New Haven ballot numbers | One way or another, CL&P promises power at polls

District of Columbia: Sandy forces elections board to hand deliver and FedEx absentee ballots | Early voting resumes in D.C.; Hours extended to 9pm

Florida: The cast behind casting your ballot | With big turnout, Democrats urge governor to extend early voting days through Sunday | Voters on guard for problems in early voting | West Palm Beach woman files lawsuit against elections supervisor | In Pinellas, 300 rejected absentees and counting | Record early voting turnout in St. Lucie County forces library to rearrange schedule | Voters facing absentee ballot backups | Scott not likely to extend early voting hours | PBC military couple still waiting for absentee ballots

Georgia: LaSalle: The calm before Tuesday's storm | State Dems plan new challenge of voter photo-ID law | State says counties must clear up missing voters

Idaho: Ada, Canyon counties test voting methods | Ada County elections staff busy in final days of voting

Illinois: Sun City, absentee voters receive defective ballots | Early voting clarified for Chicagoans | Dems criticize clerk's policy on mail-in registration | County clerk mails voter info to wrong people | Cook County clerk praises election judges | Railroad work creates detour for Lake Forest voters

Indiana: Vote center system faces test: County hopes additional machines will reduce lines | Howard County gets a look at vote centers

Iowa: ID scanners showing up in more polling places to speed up election lines | Auditor Erickson explains voter registration process

Kansas: Kansas voter ID law faces biggest test

Kentucky: AG reminds Kentuckians about election fraud hotline

Louisiana: Early voting, registration sets record in parish

Maine: Secretary of state taking unpaid time to campaign | St. Albans to use tabulator machines for state ballots

Maryland: State sets early voting record | Md. voters face long lines to early polling sites | Despite storm, officials say polling places will be ready for Election Day

Massachusetts: Voter ID question on some Mansfield ballots | Huge turnout in Easton prompts polls to open early on Nov. 6 | Rushton pushing tougher poll rules | Lowell moves quickly to ensure seamless election | Councilor asks Worcester elections workers to show ID | Worcester poll workers to get new orders

Michigan: Voting can be tricky business in Michigan | Absentee voting going strong, officials expect long lines on weekend

Minnesota: Historic voting memorabilia on display at Hennepin County government center | Voter ID amendment issue on Tuesday's ballot | Voter ID costs in Winona County could reach $1 million | Judge rejects GOP Senator's complaint on Ritchie's comments | Judge dismisses complaint against secretary of state | After 2011 incident, Patch reminds voters of polling place etiquette

Mississippi: Dueling voter ID statements

Missouri: Clerk's office tests voting machines for Election Day | Secretary of state candidates square off on military voters | Some local voters still haven't received polling place cards

Montana: Election judge honored | Group's offers to turn in voters' absentee ballots legal

Nebraska: Poll workers reflect

Nevada: RNC alleges voting machines flawed in Nevada, other swing states | Secretary of state responds to RNC voter machine complaint

New Hampshire: NH Supreme Court won't reconsider voter registration ruling | Hooksett, area towns prepare for Election Day | NH Election Day voting hotline created

New Jersey: Camden County elections office vows to enable balloting--electricity or not | Hunterdon County clerk extends walk-in hours, polls to be open Tuesday | NJ to extend mail-in ballot deadline, use military trucks at polling places | Power outages force Morris County officials to scramble to establish voting locations | Monmouth County voters will be able to cast their ballot on Election Day | Camden County elections office works without electricity | In-person voting continues, Nov. 6 contingencies readied | Alternative voting plans eyed after Hurricane Sandy | Somerset County pushes for mail-in ballots ahead of Election Day | New Ocean City polling place, other election changes

New Mexico: Poll watchers nametags with party ID irk some voters

New York: Polling stations not immune to Hurricane Sandy's wrath | Nassau County lacks standing to sue state over voting machines | Absentee ballot deadline extended | College students sue Dutchess County over voter registration address issue | Suffolk elections board: The vote will go on | After Sandy, New York officials rush to patch together an election | Superstorm could disturb Tuesday's election

North Carolina: Elections board says it's ready for big turnout | Thanks to all the poll workers

Ohio: GOP wants Ohio voting machines fixed | Voting machine problems: Reports across county of wrong candidates being selected | Ohio won't count 'wrong church, wrong pew' ballots | Heath church is only voting place in town | Judge won't act in Ohio arrestees' voting lawsuit | Elections board considers changing 2 polling places | Ruling estimated to cost taxpayers $10K | Federal court rules Thursday against counting ballots cast at wrong polling place

Oklahoma: No photo ID required

Pennsylvania: Pa. voting rights advocates plan 'election protection' | Philadelphia officials say city will be ready for Tuesday's elections | Pa. doesn't expect storm to impact voting | Could outages impact our polling places? | European team may monitor Pa. polls, creating a stir | Voters will be asked for ID, but don't need to show it | Philly commissioner agrees that voter rolls need attention | Sandy didn't disrupt vote-by-mail ballots in county | Appeals court rejects PG quest for polling place access | Mercersburg polling place may need generator for Tuesday's election

Rhode Island: Get free voter ID Friday morning | Secretary of state's office offers IDs, advises East Providence residents on voting Tuesday

Tennessee: Confusion occurs after precinct technical difficulties | Millington voting questions resurface

Texas: Elections officials say voting going well, system is secure | Some local election judges ask for ID, though not required by law | Texas' voter purge made repeated errors | Williamson County asked to apologize to voter told to cover 'Vote the Bible' t-shirt

Virginia: Volunteers finish training for Election Day | New voter ID law could delay election results in Virginia | Absentee voting hours extended in some Virginia counties | Fairfax County Dems sue over rules for observers at polling places

Washington: County elections chief to retire in April | Officials report possible attempts to suppress votes in Washington

West Virginia: Machines tested ahead of Election Day | State preps for Election Day in Sandy's shadow | State plans for powerless Election Day

Thursday, 01 November 2012

November 1, 2012

National News: Tribal leaders push for big Indian voter turnout | East Coast elections likely to occur, with tweaks | Storm brings obstacles one week before vote | Sandy causes troubles for state elections officials | Election experts say a lot could go wrong | Voter ID rulings vex administrators ahead of Election Day | AALDEF poll monitoring shows violations of Asian-American voting rights

Alabama: Absentee voting open to Alabama rescue workers | Jefferson County moves three polling precincts to new locations

Arizona: Officials: Voting system effective against fraud

Arkansas: White Co. ballot mistake to slow election results

California: Snail-mail vote could hold up California tally | California sets new record for voter registration | Napa County voters rolls up thanks to online registration | Orange County registrar ramping up for next week | Santa Monica City Hall sends faulty voting materials to Malibu

Colorado: 'Overvote' on ballot means no vote in that race | Mail-in ballot collecting concerns | Boulder County to start drive-by-mail ballot collections early | Some Denver voters picking multiple candidates

Connecticut: Towns expect a smooth voting process | Independents vie to create new registrar position | Registrars prepare for last-minute registrations | Hurricane Sandy never a threat to Election Day in Durham | Storm's impact on Connecticut polling places assessed | Top Election Official: Voting 'will go forward' | At least 100 polling places without power

District of Columbia: Early voting gets rave reviews | DC volunteers work to register the homeless

Florida: Long lines, delayed absentee ballots mark early South Florida voting | Sample ballot is a big help | Elections worker fired for insubordination | Number of votes lost to bad signatures small, but growing | Delays in PBC voters receiving absentee ballots | Poll monitor: Seniors passing out at early voting | Groups brace for a showdown at the polls | West Palm Beach woman sues elections supervisor to challenge signature rule for absentee ballots

Georgia: Hundreds of Fulton voter flagged for questionable addresses | Gwinnett posts wait times for early voting | Transportation to the polls provided in Athens, Ga. | Sandy not affecting local voting...as of yet | County opens four additional advance voting sites | New citizens hit roadblock trying to vote in Georgia

Idaho: Voter turnout is up thanks to early voting, same-day registration

Illinois: La Salle County has new polling place locator | Thousands of students to work as election judges

Indiana: Indiana voters urged to disregard fake voter audit | State officials taking notice of Vanderburgh vote centers

Iowa: Early voting numbers up, voting machines being tested | Shultz: International observers could be arrested at Iowa polls

Kansas: School prepares workers for election | Scanner problems shouldn't keep anyone from voting | Some Sedgwick County voters receive wrong advance ballots | Election workers get trained on ballots | Did you know there's a time limit to voting?

Louisiana: New York, New Jersey and other states look to Louisiana for election advice

Maine: Former Secretary of State Rodney Quinn dies

Maryland: Lines form for weekend early voting in St. Mary's | Officials give early voters an extension | Early voting gets rave reviews | Election board counsel has passion for law | Voters head back to polls in hurricane's aftermath

Massachusetts: State: City's plans for observers violate rules | Election Day disaster averted for thousands of inactive voters | Poll workers to get new orders

Michigan: Dems in Ottawa County miffed at secretary of state

Minnesota: Voter ID poised to pass | Ritchie ready to aid voters

Mississippi: Voting machines get an upgrade | Glitch temporarily halts voting | Confusion created over voter ID rules | Bryant says voters should voluntarily show ID

Missouri: Superstorm Sandy may affect local voting | No new requirements for voter ID this year in Missouri | Seymour has one polling place | St. Louis County BOE well prepared for election

Montana: Election worker shortage: Vote count could be a long one for Gallatin County | Technology helping people with disabilities exercise their voting rights | 70 percent of Yellowstone County absentee ballots are in

Nebraska: Gale denounces radio broadcast of 'armed election observers' at polling sites

Nevada: Reid votes at Latino supermarket

New Jersey: Plans being reviewed to make sure all can cast votes | Vote by mail hours extended | Bergen County officials scramble to plan for post-Sandy Election Day

New Mexico: Bernalillo County removes election guide from voting centers | SOS directs county clerks to remove LWV guides

New York: Warren County supervisors reverse position on buying new generator | How to vote after Sandy | Polling sites race Tuesday deadline | NYC scrambles for alternate voting sites | Two Dutchess lawmakers call for county to 'fully comply' with Spanish voting materials | Blackouts at voting sites cloud Election Day picture | Board of elections set extra hours to assist voters | Power out at HQ, BOE scrambles to prepare for Tuesday

North Carolina: County voting issues make national news | Thank tank questions same-day voter registration | Dalton wants elections board to investigate fights | Elections board doesn't extend early voting hours | Durham early-voting sites get Saturday extension | Voting complaints increase this election cycle

Pennsylvania: Hurricane Sandy delays voting booth delivery in Montgomery County | Alternative voting sites prepared in Monroe | Could outages impact Horsham polling places? | Voters can cast ballot without photo ID this year | AG's office asks court to deny voter ID opponents' injunction request | Poll workers to ask for ID in 'soft rollout' of voter-ID law | Trafford officials unhappy with voting precinct change | Midstate ready for Election Day, but absentee ballot deadline could be extended | Montco judge denies emergency petition to extend deadlines for absentee ballots

Ohio: Voting machines raising questions | Brooke officials prepare for election | DU students take advantage of early voting | Transfer of updated voter records delayed | Vote fraud debaters poles apart | Last minute hassle for elections board | Glitch held up absentee ballots | Poll watchers could bring 'chaos' in Ohio and elsewhere | More than 300 absentee ballots in Butler County flagged for review | Court: Voters must find right poll

Oklahoma: Cherokee Nation issue new photo ID; card does not meet Oklahoma voter ID criteria | State's new voting system accommodates voters with a variety of disabilities

Rhode Island: Providence begins Election Day preparations

South Carolina: More folks report issues with voting machines | Absentee voting slowed because of Internet problems | Early voting in Chatham County running smoothly after statewide computer glitch | County keeping absentee voting spots open longer

Tennessee: Voter ID law stymies Nashville woman's right

Texas: Officials prepare for Election Day crush | Courthouse entrance critiqued | Early voting continues; county adds new site | Some 'motor voters' have trouble voting

Utah: Davis, San Juan counties recognized for poll accessibility | Juab County voter frustrated after being turned away from polls

Vermont: Early voting up in parts in Vermont

Virginia: Election results could come late due to Va. voter ID law | City sees surprising surge of voters during storm | Many cities staying open late for absentee voting because of Sandy

Washington: Wash. sends out 1000s of bad pamphlets

West Virginia: Absentee ballot count high | Officials warn of precinct changes if Sandy outages persist | Election Day coming despite Sandy | W.Va. preps for Election Day in Sandy's shadow | Absentee ballot contractor for state prompts concerns | Storm alters early voting

Wisconsin: Alverno will shut down on Election Day