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August 2014

Friday, 29 August 2014

August 29, 2014

Alabama: City manager responds to Auburn election controversy

Arizona: Software glitch confounds election | Supervisor stands by election staff | Ballot counting continues for county| County gets election tallies on state site after glitch | 162K uncounted primary votes statewide

California: Elections-by-mail bill passes

Delaware: Flowers officially withdraws from primary

District of Columbia: Edward W. Norton, chairman of old DCBOEE, dies

Florida: After primary, elections supervisors move on to November | Navy veteran's absentee ballot won't count | County hopes to fix election glitches before November | Recounts underway in two Orange Co. races | More people voted early or absentee than on election day| Low young voter turnout could change for November

Guam: Primary election tomorrow

Hawaii: Voter fraud alleged: Police look into complaint against council candidate | Two Puna election challenges dismissed in court

Idaho: Ada Co. mistakenly revokes 765 voter registrations

Iowa: Voting will return to city hall

Kansas: Confusion over voter ID law in Kansas continues

Louisiana: Voter registration reintroduced on campus | Election official urges stronger voter turnout

Maine: Cutler calls for ranked choice voting, open primaries in gubernatorial elections

Maryland: Officials in Md., Va. investigate report that 164 voted in both states

Michigan: Local judge recall is back on

Minnesota: Students urged to 'decide where you reside' during college move-in weeks

Mississippi: Lauderdale among 46 counties subpoenaed in McDaniel lawsuit | Judge mulls request to toss out election challenge

Missouri: Protest turns to voter registration | Appeals court gets early voting challenge

New Mexico: New voting machines set for November

North Carolina: State weighs in on voting conflict at South Fork | Polk BOE director resigns

North Dakota: Canvassing board reviews Foster Co. results

Ohio: Husted stumps in Monroe | Rules still uncertain for early voting in Ohio

Pennsylvania: East Pennsboro precinct changes approved by commissioners

South Dakota: Judge rules against Libertarian in ballot spat

Texas: Controversy surrounds Cherokee Co. election judges

Utah: Lt. Gov. kicks off The 2014 Road to Registration Tour

Virginia: Fairfax officials say some people may have crossed Va.-Md. line to vote twice in 2012

Washington: Inslee urges Yakima not to appeal ruling | Yakima may appeal voting rights ruling

Wisconsin: Green Co. ends recount without missing ballots

Thursday, 28 August 2014

August 28, 2014

National News: Ballot initiatives become pricey playgrounds of parties and corporations

Alabama: Bessemer voters experience issues during election

Arizona: Cochise Co. election results removed, will be revised | Vote totals for state and federal offices affecting La Paz Co. | 1700 uncounted ballots could change election outcome | Glitches with new machines in Bisbee fixed | Graham counts Cochise ballots | Flawed Cochise Co. returns need recounting, Yavapai delayed | Software 'glitch' confounds election | Southern Arizona elections dept. having problems | New results impact margins in Bisbee, Sierra Vista races

Colorado: El Paso Co. to spend $50K on election advertising

Connecticut: Three Middletown voting districts to be audited | West Rocks middle schools sleected by SOS for recount of August primary

Florida: Supervisor of elections addresses Chamber | Recount in two Jacksonville races to start Friday at 10a.m. | Ballot counting nearly complete in PBC | SOE turns to social media to get results out after website issues | Website caused election result delays, Shirley Anderson says | Brevard's voter turnout falls short | Slow vote count in Hernando | Election day repairs at polling place surprise elections officials | Early voting trend to have large influence on future campaigns | Why a North Miami voting precinct draws many volunteers and fights

Iowa: Rock the Vote visits Cedar Falls High School | 'Votemobile' to bring democracy, prep football together

Kansas: Schodorf pledges to clean up voter registration | Board OKs 92-year-old's voter registration | Kobach reappoints election commissioner of state's most populous county | Kobach: Logan Co. tops in voting, Labette Co. trails field

Kentucky: Magistrate Roe facing election charge

Michigan: Express SOS voter registration drive visits NMU

Mississippi: McDaniel demands election records from counties | McDaniel challenge: 46 subpoenas and unhappy clerks

Nebraska: Election commish seeking a few good poll workers

New Jersey: Middlesex Co. warns residents to avoid websites that charge voters to register

North Carolina: Swain polling place moves to Cherokee

Ohio: Summit Co. elections board deadlocks on use of non-partisan poll workers | Husted awards more than $36K for polling place improvements | More schools not open to public on voting days

Pennsylvania: Elections director: 'Toss' voter ID law info

South Dakota: Libertarians seek to stop ballot printing

Tennessee: Complaint filed asking for new election in county

Texas: More access requested for voter IDs

Utah: Millard Co. election fight still boiling over in two courts

Vermont: Election results worked, not flawlessly | Burlington violates Vermont election law

Virginia: Fairfax residents have chance to test-drive new voting equipment | Election officials: Minimal challenges after voter ID rules

Wisconsin: State covers touch-screen voting machine costs | 110 city of Monroe votes will not be counted in close Senate race

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

August 27, 2014

Alabama: Polling concerns on election day in Bessemer

Arizona: SoS Race: 2 AZ lawmakers v. political newcomer | Why some Arizonans' can vote in federal but not state or local elections | Early ballots can be returned at polling places | Quiet start to election day | Michele Reagan wins SOS nomination | Yuma Co. residents vote in primary election | Tombstone primary election is close | Flooding in Douglas near polling location

California: Meeting the challenge: Sacramento Co.'s SacVote mobile application

Delaware: Flowers remains on primary ballot

Florida: Election day is 'fairly quiet' Carpenter says | Poll workers had to verify voters' ID over phone during power outage | Early voting setting records in Hillsborough | Church ends polling place service after complaints | Slow but steady trickle of voters offers hope for a strong primary election turnout | Mini i-Pads slow some voters at the polls | Hiccups with new iPad technology at PBC polls | Polls running smoothly in Broward | Power restored; voting not impacted | A record 25K vote-by-mail in Sarasota Co. | Bucher: PBC voter check-in glitch resolved | Lee Co. sees surge in absentee ballots | Cool solution to voting problem in Manatee | Votes cast before election day up 23 percent | Dozens pass on the polls to camp out for IKEA's grand opening | Website takes a while to post results | Emogene Stegall: 42 years as Lake Co. elections supervisor | Plenty of elbow room for voters at the polls | Women voters commemorate anniversary of 19th amendment | Two races too close to call; recount Thursday | Voting going smoothly in Manatee despite changes | Detzner: Pre-primary voting may have topped election day numbers for first time | Volusia, Flagler report few problems, low turnout in primary

Georgia: Cobb to sell old elections building

Guam: GEC discussing final election details | In-office ballots processed first

Illinois: Election judges preparing for November

Indiana: The revenge of ex-SOS Charlie White? | Hebron clerk vows to renew fight for early voting site

Iowa: Defense challenges statute in voter fraud case

Kansas: 1 federally registered voter voted in dual system | Poll shows Kobach tied with Schodorf in race for SOS | Commissioner notes election costs | Kobach responds to poll | Schodorf responds to poll | $6.50 per pop for Reno ballots

Maryland: Lawyers wrap up testimony on online ballot-marking tool

Michigan: SOS going on college tour for voter registration | Campus organizations working to help students register to vote

Mississippi: Hosemann: Cochran on ballot unless court says otherwise

Missouri: SOS order recount on right-to-farm amendment

New Mexico: County takes responsibility for election flub | Lawsuit alleging long lines in Sandoval Co. will move forward | Voter initiative would require photo ID to vote

New York: Niagara Co. sets extra absentee voting hours

North Carolina: Holly Jolly Craft show likely canceled because of elections board decision | Attorneys for state NAACP file appeal of federal judge ruling on NC voting law

Ohio: 2nd justice declines to hear complaint

Oklahoma: Election official says no major problems reported during primary runoff | Data shows overall decline of Tulsans registered to vote

Rhode Island: PolitiFact RI rules Carlevale claim on provisional ballots half true

Tennessee: Tracy will not contest 38-vote loss | $500K voting machine bill? | Election commission launches smartphone app for local voters

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas elections board finally officially certifies primary results

Vermont: Even with live reporting, some may be guessing on primary night | Primary voting off to slow start | Motivated voters keep quiet pace at polls

Virginia: Fairfax investigates possible voter fraud | Lynchburg announces change for polling place | Fairfax election officials turn over names of questioned voters | Voter registrars prepare for photo ID requirement | Election officials seek relief from more rules and less money | AG investigating alleged voter fraud  

Wisconsin: Election officials say primary turnout was 12.7 percent | More than 100 ballots missing in primary recount | Green Co.'s official recount will not include missing ballots

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

August 26, 2014

National News: Appeals court considers Kansas, Arizona voter ID rules | Court hears arguments on voters having to prove citizenship

Arizona: Election Day: A few changes for Pima Co. voters | SOS website offers where to vote help | Tablets debut in county elections | Peoria ballot blunder means delayed results | Hundreds of thousands of Maricopa Co. residents vote early in primary | 11 BHC polling places to be used Tuesday

California: Bill allows counting of late vote-by-mail ballots

Colorado: Castle Rock special election draws another lawsuit

Florida: Election day tips | Primary election day is Tuesday | Palm Coast manager given wrong ballot in early voting | A look inside new elections center | Elections officials report tepid early voter turnout | SOE ready for primary day; explains changes | Precinct changes ahead of primary | Stephens, staff ready for primaries | The cost of early voting | Record early voting sets stage for primary | Ballots by email | Early voting worth $22.85-per-ballot | New Florida law brings shorter lines, but same amount of early voters | Signatures scrutinized on absentee ballots

Hawaii: State asks Supreme Court to dismiss election challenge

Idaho: Idaho women outvote men by the thousands

Illinois: Christie questions voter registration while stumping for Rauner

Indiana: Two vote centers to be moved | Election board fails to approve South County early voting site

Iowa: Linn Co. executive wants more military, expatriates voting

Kansas: Federal appeals court questions Kansas' proof-of-citizenship rules

Missouri: Recount requested

New Mexico: Albuquerque questions may not fit onto ballot

North Carolina: Elections workers on notice about social media posts

Ohio: Lake Co. BOE to participate in test program for military and overseas voters | Miami elections office staffing debated

Rhode Island: SOS's office creates voter information app | Mail ballots seen on rise for Sept. primary

Tennessee: Election panel certifies primary | Election results certified, costs reviewed

Texas: SOS urges college students to vote

Utah: State takes 'highly flawed election' dispute to state Supreme Court

Vermont: A VT first: Live vote tally from secretary of state | Primary expected to see light turnout, late night | Condos warns write-in campaign results won't be available primary night

Washington: City council to discuss litigation in wake of court ruling

Wisconsin: DOT prepared for free voter ID | Shorewood man charged with illegal voting enters insanity plea

Monday, 25 August 2014

August 23-25, 2014

National News: Voter citizenship issue goes before federal judge | On the fall docket: Who gets to vote and who gets to decide | Two-tiered voting at heart of constitutional showdown | Federal appeals court to hear Kansas, Arizona voting rights case

Arizona: Federal judge halts primary over Peoria ballot problems | Coconino Co. absentee ballots being held | U.S. Court to hear case on voting restrictions as Arizona prepares for polls | Election officials caution hopefuls | Dual track election means only one race on ballot for some | Replacement poll workers fill last minute vacancies

Arkansas: Commission finalizes election plans | Sebastian Co. election commission corrects polling center votes

Florida: Commission considers last-minute election change | Bay Co. preparing for primary election | Poll workers receive final instructions | Lawmaker pitching online voter registration | Judge approves new House map | Judge approves new maps, allows elections to go forward | Early voting numbers down from 2012, 2010 primaries | Polling location changes in Escambia Co. | More than 100K ballots cast in Pinellas | Can a misspelling on a sample ballot affect an election? | Police investigating report of disturbance between candidates | Behind the scenes work almost done for Manatee election | Fire destroys Pinellas voting location | Fewer than 2K take part in early voting | Hillsborough precinct clerks prepare for election | Thousands of Marion voters get early jump on voting | Church ends polling place service amid complaints | Behind the scenes, poll workers prepare for primary day | PBC elections supervisor says early voting worth expense | 'Souls to the polls' returns to Miami-Dade

Georgia: Camden volunteers try to get people registered and to the polls | Democrats adopt 2016 presidential primary calendar

Guam: GEC meets to discuss election operations

Hawaii: Elections commission launches investigation into primary election problems | Elections officer explains troubled Hawaii primary | Elections chief defends primary decisions | Three subcommittees will examine primary decisions

Idaho: Boise polling locations raise questions

Indiana: Committee issues draft of county vote center plan | Despite plea, Hebron won't get early voting site for November

Iowa: Supposed partisan intentions driving SOS race

Kansas: Kobach employs election specialist | Appeals court to hear arguments over Kansas voter-ID law | Dem SOS candidate challenges Kobach to release his tax forms

Kentucky: Bills would allow voters to decide if felons can regain voting rights

Michigan: Election certification starts clock for recount request

Mississippi: Trail over GOP Senate race moved to Sept. 16

New Mexico: RR voting lawsuit gets green light | Judge denies state rep.'s voter fraud petition | County invites public to test new voting machines | Space crunch hits Bernalillo Co. ballots

New York: What price democracy? In Rockland about $1M

North Carolina: Despite DOJ challenges, most still favor voter ID laws | State BOE upholds county plan | New elections director starts today

Ohio: Ohio to mail voters absentee ballot applications | Election board directors announce retirement | Ohio GOP target Nina Turner as too partisan to be SOS

South Carolina: Chapin election date in dispute

South Dakota: Candidates see solutions in alternatives

Texas: District 28 counties cutting polling locations, cutting costs for snap election | Houston will be part of national voter registration drive | Texas SOS on 'Vote Texas 2014' campaign | Commissioners Court restricts early voting

Vermont: Write-in votes will take time to tally

Virginia: 15K voter registrations challenged in Fairfax

Washington: Federal judge: Change Yakima elections system | Snohomish Co. has worst voter turnout in state

Wisconsin: Walker, Van Hollen again ask court to reinstate voter ID

Wyoming: Lessons for voters: Fill in ovals, don't bleed on ballots

Friday, 22 August 2014

August 22, 2014

Arizona: Errors on ballots in county, Dems say | Provisional ballots could hold up results

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election panel to reconsider poll consolidation

California: Orange Co. cleans up its voter rolls | How to make sure your vote-by-mail ballot is counted

Delaware: Removing name from ballots a time-consuming task

Florida: New Hernando elections chief's message: 'Get out to vote' | Hundreds of primary absentee ballots are not signed | Manatee Co. voters turning to absentee ballots over early voting locations

Hawaii: ACLU files legal challenge to primary | Big Island make-up election challenged in court

Illinois: Could online voter registration affect election outcome?

Indiana: St. Joseph Co. vote centers headed for approval

Minnesota: Final Minnesota voter statistics confirm 10.37 percent turnout rate

New York: Cuomo OKs bill to keep lever machines

North Carolina: Voters should be prepared for changes in this year's elections| Elections board denies appeal to have early voting site on App State's campus in Boone | NC NAACP appeals voter law | State to hear elections appeal | Changes made to precinct locations

Ohio: Clark Co. election officials ask schools to close for polling sites | Ohio registered voters to receive applications to vote-by-mail

Oklahoma: Voters will face four kinds of elections | "Bad voter' website might shame some Oklahomans into going to the polls

Tennessee: Time to replace Shelby Co. voting machines | Sumner Co. enforces statute on candidates entering polling places

Texas: Election lawsuit ends after report finds 'no evidence' of vote tampering

Virginia: Some special election voters found themselves on wrong side of district line

Washington: Whimsical write-in votes no laughing matter for election officials

Wisconsin: Appeals court puts off request to reinstate voter ID law | Does open meetings law apply to poll activities?

Wyoming: Touch-screen voting machines slowed Laramie Co. election results | Secretary of state race highlights counties' differing election equipment | No recounts in primary

Thursday, 21 August 2014

August 21, 2014

Alaska: 2014 'unofficial" results, 15K outstanding ballots still to be counted | Election turnout underwhelms despite blockbuster spending

Arizona: Pima Co. to do away with precinct scanners | Appeals court ruling means Flagstaff election is back on track for 2016 | Spanish voter instruction sheets contain error

California: State high court declines to hear Palmdale voting rights appeal | Late arrival, missing signatures voided many mail ballots

Colorado: Montezuma voters file motion to dismiss election lawsuit

District of Columbia: D.C. misspells Libertarian on voter registration forms

Florida: Judge says he will rule on districts 'as quickly as I can' | Jerry Holland has busy final year as supervisor of elections | Elections office staying out of school board, commission dispute

Hawaii: Nago under fire

Indiana: Secretary of state candidate offers views on issues

Maryland: Rockville mayor urges consideration of open primaries

Minnesota: Simon wants to continue improving Minnesota elections | Early voting offices come to three reservations | Voter turnout higher than in 2012

Mississippi: Judge in Senate race lawsuit expects to finish case before November election | September trial likely for McDaniel challenge

Nevada: Nev. Treasurer Marshall opposes voter ID

New York: BOE won't gamble on printing primary ballots before court cases are decided| Indicted city councilman introduces prisoner voting-rights bill | Manhattan council members make BOE pick in closed-door, split vote

North Carolina: McNeill: Voter ID rule impacting Red Springs | City manager outlines South Fork voting concerns

Ohio: Stainbrook contests ousting

Tennessee: Overall election operation deemed successful by commission

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas elections board certifies primary results after board member calls in from vacation

Virginia: Suffolk helps voters get valid IDs before November elections | Mobile voter outreach first in Hampton Roads | Virginia Voters Alliance challenges dual voter registrations

Wyoming: 46 percent voter turnout comparable to past primary elections

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

August 20, 2014

Alabama: Alabaster paying about $5,300 for Saddle Lake election

Alaska: Interior Alaska polling places report steady voter turnout | Fast action at polling places | Election workers help make your vote count | Fairbanks elections workers arrive to find vandalism | Illegal signs, splitting the vote and cashing in on election traffic

Arizona: County elections director reassigned | Why it takes days to get election results

California: Report finds vote-by-mail improvements needed to reduce balloting errors

Colorado: Castle Rock ballots still being counted | Attorney asks for dismissal in Montezuma vs. voters lawsuit

Florida: Supervisor of elections shows new machines | Supervisor of elections to co-chair UW campaign | Early voting sites open for Pinellas voters | Early voting down, absentee up

Georgia: Curry named director of elections

Hawaii: Chief elections officer hit by calls for ouster | Memory card with results not fed into system | Hanabusa says she will not challenge election results | State Sen. questions Big Island election

Indiana: Delaware Co. cuts polling places from 70 to 50

Missouri: Voter registration in Ferguson called 'disgusting'

New Mexico: Hobbs commissioners OK special election on voter ID | 186K voters urged to watch for postcard | Jam-packed election ballot may pose problem

New York: Lawmaker pushes NYC BOE to get digital

North Carolina: Activists in other states will spread NC protests | Students appeal to 4th Circuit for stay of voter law

Ohio: State grant helps with poll worker training | CCBE honors bilingual poll workers | Commissioners appropriate $48K to BOE

Oregon: Jeff Doty takes over Benton Co. elections office

South Carolina: Lee Co. election board faces questions

Tennessee: Write-in quagmire: Carter Co. election results certified | No election coordinator for Johnson Co.| Tracy to make decision by end of week on vote challenge

Texas: New voting machines requested | Gregg Co. moves polling places away from schools | Nueces Co. commissioners considering hiring ADA consultants

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas voter files complaint against elections for holding primaries despite tropical storm | St. Thomas elections board violates code; fails to certify primary on Sunday

Vermont: Condos gives primary info

Virginia: Pulaski Co. voters asked personal questions when voting | Va. town first to implement new voter ID law

Washington: Election results certified

Wisconsin: Federal appeals court sets arguments in voter ID case | Federal appeals court adds Wisconsin voter ID hearing | Elections board anticipates three recounts | Counties report no big changes in primary results

Wyoming: At midday: Voting 'slow and steady' across county | Sheridan Co. to post election results online | Ed Murray wins close secretary of state race | Voters at Rock Springs church got wrong ballots | Gas leaks close Campbell Co. courthouse

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

August 19, 2014

Alaska: Early voting strong ahead of primary | Polls to open for primary election | Alaskans set to vote in most expensive primary in state history

Arizona: Two 'mega' voting centers open here Aug. 26

Colorado: Neguse wants higher voter turnout | Judge dismisses case against Castle Rock

Connecticut: Parties clash over changes to election law | Conn. primary pulled just 21 percent of voters

Florida: Sarasota voters to sign in with mini iPads | Hillsborough voters ride HART free on election days | Few voters in Broward or PBC are voting early

Hawaii: Elections chief defends primary performance | Elections commission to quiz chief on uncounted ballots

Indiana: Muncie voting sites being cut for November

Massachusetts: Westfield election office open late for voter registration

New Jersey: Cape May Co. proposes dividing costs for vote

New York: Councilman wants BOE to use texts, emails to notify voters about polling sites

North Carolina: Outreach underway for education on new voter ID law | Green Creek polling place changed for November election

Pennsylvania: Election conference | Students favor voter ID

South Dakota: When voter registration doesn't predict results

Tennessee: Resignation leaves questions for election officials | Sumner election office cracks down on rules

Texas: Victoria officials close polling site

U.S. Virgin Islands: Deadline to certify election passes with silence from boards

Virginia: Concern over new voter ID law clouds upcoming election | Voters head to the polls for special election

Wisconsin: Potential recount wouldn't be first for Leibham | Canvassers reviewing ballots from cities, towns, villages

Wyoming: Natrona Co. elections office ready for primary | Absentee voting closes, primary polls open

Monday, 18 August 2014

August 16-18, 2014

Alabama: Mobile voter ID unit to be set up in Altoona

Alaska: Alaska ballots fraught with issues for Yup'ik speakers | New borough initiative rule has election issues

Arizona: Early voters encouraged to turn in ballots before election day

California: Yolo Co.'s elections chief doesn't want to see ballots become a lottery | County to try all-mail voting | Abolishing 'voting-by-mail middlemen' awaits Brown's pen | Bill signed by governor allows San Mateo to do all-mail ballot elections

Colorado: He's fighting for your voting rights

Florida: Early voting continues in Florida | First day of early voting in Manatee sees low numbers | Hillsborough supervisor confident about his first official election day | Early voting begins with new locations | No special elections before spring, says Fla. SOS | Detzner says redrawn districts elections must wait till May | Snipes won't say if she'll run for another term | Elections supervisor excited about new sign-in system | Churches rally members to early vote | Pinellas casts 71K primary votes with record number of mail-in ballots

Georgia: Bartow voting office moves to JFH Parkway | Election board addresses concerns about letter sent to certain voters | Cherokee elections chief fired amid investigation

Hawaii: Storm-hit Hawaii voters decide primary | Machines cause headaches during makeup election | Elections officials discover 800 uncounted ballots on Maui | Finally, the last of Hawaii's voters cast ballots in primary | Gabbard calls for another election delay; officials explain Maui ballot snafu | Political party leaders say Hawaii needs better election process

Indiana: State investigating possibly illegal voter registrations

Kansas: Electricity problems not a problem for Seward Co. elections | Church speaks out against voter ID law | Kobach, DOJ prep for Denver showdown over voting rights

Louisiana: Young Americans say no to voting

Maine: Early voting trend ripples through Maine's gubernatorial race

Massachusetts: Polling place is changed for primaries

Mississippi: McGhee appointed to hear McDaniel election challenge | McDaniel wants closed party primaries

Nevada: Reno illegal immigrant guilty of voter fraud

New Mexico: 2012 elections subject of lawsuit

North Carolina: 6K lack proper voter ID locally

North Dakota: ND secretary of state candidate

Ohio: Mystery woman registered to vote here

Oregon: Reported voter registration drop was really just a data entry error

Pennsylvania: Erie to host statewide election officials conference

Tennessee: Election results certified locally

Texas: Hidalgo candidate drops election contest

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board to move forward with casting of lots | St. Thomas elections deputy supervisor, board member file police reports against each other | Elections officials won't say whether final primary results will be released Sunday, despite deadline

Vermont: Condos gets leadership post

Virginia: Voter ID outreach planned

Washington: Feds file brief against Yakima in ACLU voting district case | Auditor's office rejects hundreds of primary election ballots

Wisconsin: Payne takes Dolson to task over election night snafus | District to decide on polling places