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Thursday, 23 October 2014

October 23, 2014

National News: Want your absentee vote to count? Don't make these mistakes | Inside the voting booth: Six election day animations | GOP group readies 1K-lawyer army for Election Day | Americans like sensible voter ID laws | Republicans poised to benefit from voter ID laws | Rush is on to prepare Americans for new voting laws

Arkansas: Voter ID confusion at the polls | Power outage shuts down polling location in Washington Co.

California: LA County moves toward voting system overhaul| About 1K get wrong ballots in Merced | Public database of county-by-county elections costs in the works for California | Employees can take time off to vote

Colorado: Boulder Co. clerk explains how they spot potential voter fraud | 9 percent of voters have already returned ballots

Connecticut: Vernon's 'Mrs. Voter Registration' dies

District of Columbia: Botched voter guide 'was a complete fiasco'

Florida: Raising issues of accuracy, canvassing board rejects Weeks' minutes in latest strains

Georgia: Concern over new voter registrations in Ga. ahead of election

Illinois: Election officials warn of possible slow results on election night

Indiana: Winnebago Co. tests voting machines | SoS candidates alleges voter intimidation

Iowa: Pate pitches voter ID in SoS bid

Kansas: Voter abstains to protest ID law | Kobach, Schodorf trade barbs in Topeka debate

Kentucky: Ruling easing buffer zones at polls worries officials

Louisiana: Early voting draws crowd | Lawsuit may postpone some council races

Maryland: Early voting begins in Maryland on Thursday | Lawmakers warn voters to watch out for election scams | Md. Dems set up hotline | College Park city council considers voting rights for noncitizen residents

Mississippi: Lauderdale Co. has electronic poll books

Montana: No campaigning to end election-day registration

New York: Former Erie Co. Dem party chair headed to BOE

North Carolina: Cleveland Co. demonstrates electronic ballots | Voters will see changes in rules when One Stop begins Thursday | App State voting site survives legal fight | New sites, hours in play as early voting starts Thursday | UNCC students take a hike to cast votes | New election law eliminates early voting sites on Triangle college campuses

Ohio: Husted says Husted poster must go up in polling places | Greene Co. BOE ex-deputy director to retire

Pennsylvania: Polling place finds new home | Biddeford voters will use new, consolidated polling place

South Carolina: Lee Co. voting officials 'ready' for election | Double-check Mapquest directions to polls, elections officials say| Precinct confusion alarms Bluffton voter

Texas: Austin voters urge others to 'be careful' | Some Leander voters asked to use paper ballots | Ginsburg revises Texas voter ID dissent, then announces it | Kingsville elections officials report little concern over voter ID law | New mail-in ballots needed after typo in Harrison Co.| Ballot error serves as reminder to double-check votes

U.S. Virgin Islands: Hundreds cast ballots on first day of early voting

Virginia: Student IDs permissible for voter ID | Arlington seeing limited interest in photo IDs from voters | Hampton elections to change come May 2016

West Virginia: Tennant accused of breaking own early voting campaign rules