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October 2014

Friday, 31 October 2014

October 31, 2014

National News: NPR Presents: Voting rights or wrongs?

Alabama: Voter ID law changes absentee ballot process for elderly, disabled voters | Poll workers go to school

Alaska: Group exposes voting histories of Alaska residents

Arkansas: A dozen reports of vote flipping in Pulaski Co.| Panel wants monitor for polling site | Benton Co. election commission finds ballot errors

California: Calif. senator mounts fight to counter voter photo ID laws | Jerry Brown votes, calls ranked choice voting 'complexifying' | Dead voter 'signature' resembles mom's | The dead are voting in San Diego

Colorado: State inspectors approve Pueblo Co. voting machines | Election officials address concerns about voter frustrations | It's too late to mail ballots, but drop-off locations open

District of Columbia: Embattled DCBOE under intense scrutiny as Election Day nears

Florida: DOJ watching for voting irregularities in Fla. | New record set for Manatee Co. absentee requests | Miscounts stretch marathon canvassing board meeting to 16 hours

Georgia: Parties brace for war over voter registrations in Ga. Senate race | NAACP: 'It's a sad day for voter rights in Ga.'

Illinois: Moline voting machine video goes viral | Voters caught in middle as GOP and county clerk spar over voting machines | RICO clerk's office shows how touch-screen voting machines are calibrated | GOP threatens more legal action against RI Co. clerk | Voter cards concern Jersey Co. residents | Wigginton announces Election Day voter fraud initiative | Election workers in limbo ahead of Tuesday's election

Indiana: Voter check-in process introduced ePollbook | Candidate's death means last-minute change | Little noticed SoS race carries big political consequences | Elkhart Co. makes changes to vote center system

Iowa: Loras poll shows close race for SoS

Kansas: Early voting numbers are down | Some question Sedgwick Co. election commissioner's recruiting of family, friends to work the polls

Kentucky: Kentucky bars more from voting than most states | Feds to monitor election complaints in Kansas

Maine: What if Kaci Hickox wants to vote? | Maine SoS clarifies absentee ballot rules

Maryland: Talbot voters report vote switching Thursday | Voting problems reported in Severna Park | Dorchester Co. working around possible problems at the polls | Lawsuit filed over alleged voter fraud in Frederick | Elections official: Noncitizens may be voting in Maryland

Massachusetts: Student poll worker program in Worcester engages youths in civic process

Michigan: Election officials prepare for stronger voter turnout

Minnesota: Austin moves one polling place

Missouri: Voting machines put to test

Montana: SoS: Same-day registration isn't broken | Students participate in mock election

New Hampshire: Election Day hotline established

New York: 'Sopranos' actor and BOE manager pays fine | NYC conflicts board fines BOE pres and two more for hiring kin | Moldy voting machines another headache for New Paltz town officials | Some Onondaga Co. voters will test electronic poll book sign-in  

North Carolina: Error discovered on a voting machine | Officials advise public to double-check ballots

Ohio: Cast away: Ballots missing

Oklahoma: Early voting begins at two Tulsa Co. sites | Early voting options for disabled voters

Pennsylvania: Lorraine Co. poll worker awarded

Rhode Island: Election official 'concerned' about 40 ballot questions facing voters

South Carolina: Lexington Co. voters could see long lines on Election Day

South Dakota: Minnehaha Co. using precincts not centers

Tennessee: Elections commission to discuss concerns over voting, ballots

Texas: Strict voter ID law could lead to bigger election problems in Texas | Political costumes, masks not welcome at the polls | Taylor Co. introduces vote centers on Tuesday

Virginia: Charlottesville voting equipment tested, locked ahead of Election Day | Hokie Passports become legal form of ID for election day | New ID law has ACLU monitoring polls head of election | Charlottesville electoral board responds to calls to resign

Wisconsin: State officials to be on hand to address voting problems

Thursday, 30 October 2014

October 30, 2014

National News: Jim Crow Returns: Millions of minority voters threatened by electoral purge | This is what it's like to try to get a voter ID when you're disabled, poor or don't drive | Want to get young people registered to vote? Go to concerts, lots of them | The Roots headlining Why Tuesday? voting campaign concert | Some in Congress seek to restore parts of Voting Rights Act

Alabama: Madison Co. tests voting machines | Election 2014: Voter photo ID law

Alaska: Alaska residents targeted by group listing voting histories of recipients and acquaintances

Arizona: Pima Co.: More than 130K ballots returned

California: Nevada Co. elections office teams up with FREED to make ballot box accessible | 'Dead voter' cases to go unprosecuted | Ranked-choice voting explained | Pollworker 101: How a few crazy hats can make our democracy stronger | New, convenient service for mail ballot voters | Half of California voters getting mail ballots | New research shows Calif. youth more likely to have their vote-by-mail ballots rejected  

Colorado: State officials review voting machines | Boulder Co. to add GOP election judges | Clerk responds to voting concerns | A behind the scenes look at the life of a mail-in ballot | State election officials to help oversee Teller Co. results

Connecticut: More than 30K Conn. voters registered online | Manchester implements changes at polls to speed voting

Florida: A look at how Florida would handle a recount | Report: Fla. elections need work | US DOJ watching fro voting irregularities in Florida | Agreement reached over confusing Broward ballot | Weeks hires stenographer to transcribe meetings

Georgia: Organization calls meeting to support voter awareness

Illinois: RICO clerk addresses touch-screen polling machine issues| Some fear Madigan opinion could delay results | Voters beware, a number of polling places to change

Indiana: Three candidates vying for SoS | Vote centers in Elkhart Co. tweaked for November elections | SoS candidates battle over voting issues

Kansas: Advance voting problems arise at Sedgwick Co. Zoo | Feds to watch Kansas election | Statewide network of lawyers will be watching Kansas election

Kentucky: Redistricting haunts election with 'ghost precincts' | Mock election held | AG promotes election fraud hotline | Ministers push candidates to sign pledge against vote-buying

Louisiana: Early voting has concluded: What we learned

Maine: Legislators petitioning for ranked-choice voting

Maryland: 218K voters cast ballots as early voting enters its final day | Hogan calls on AG to set up voter hotline | State, county to respond to voter identity lawsuit | Officials dismiss vote-switching allegations

Massachusetts: Hudson ready to move to electronic voting age

Michigan: Common Cause: Michigan should improve voting process | Election preview: Secretary of state

Minnesota: 'Race baiting' charge heats up SoS debate

Mississippi: Voting machines tested

Missouri: County clerk ready for election | County clerks work to prevent voter fraud

Montana: Wrong absentee ballots sent out | So far, 60 percent of Montanans have returned absentee ballots

Nevada: SoS race highlights voter ID issue

New York: Ulrich wins county contract after flap over voting machine storage | Adopt-a-Polling Place looks to gain volunteers

North Carolina: Guilford Co. machine records vote for wrong candidate; is corrected | Elections board certifies absentee ballots | Voter registration concerns | Hagan talks voting rights with NC black Baptists | Early voting improves accessibility to the polls for working voters | Early voters encounter parking issues | Road work briefly deters early voters | Poll worker fired for public opinion

Ohio: Ohio Democrats pushing voting-rights update | Many election precincts are on a cell phone vote buying alert

Oklahoma: Oklahoma voters have several options

Oregon: Bad signatures top reason for ballot rejection

Pennsylvania: Experience history when you stop to vote at Clifford polling site

South Dakota: Minnehaha voters go to precincts, not vote centers for election

Texas: Election Day judges undergo rigorous training | Curbside option makes voting accessible | Alt. voting method OK'd for those monitored for Ebola

Utah: 9 counties ask residents to vote by mail

Virginia: State, local officials ready for general election | Virginia voting rights groups mobilize for Election Day and new photo ID law | Special election scheduled

Wisconsin: Campaign literature falsely claims voter ID still in effect | Neighbors concerned about access to polling place

Wyoming: Secretary of state: Workers get time off to vote

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

October 29, 2014

National News: An estimated 5.9M voting-age Americans won't be able to vote

California: Officials deliver corrected ballots to some Galt voters | High school students working the upcoming election | 600+ HS students step up to manage polling places | Heavy ballots may need extra postage, still getting delivered | County elections officials busy correcting ballot mistake  

Colorado: How concerned should Coloradans be about voter fraud? | County thorough in verifying voter signatures | GOP: Some Boulder Co. election judges are Democrats posing as Republicans |

Florida: Report: Florida elections system has improved, but problems remain

Georgia: State receives mixed review on election improvements | Fulton Co. judge dismisses voter registration lawsuit | Judge declines to intervene in 'missing' voters lawsuit

Hawaii: State elections officials prepare for lava | Pahoa polling places adjusted

Illinois: Early voting site changes draw criticism in Lake Co.

Indiana: Morris in dark about risky vote procedures | Election workers won't get raise this year | Emails about clerk's ballot request might reveal conflict

Iowa: Candidate Brad Anderson looking to increase voter turnout | Pate's ready to take his old job back

Kansas: Clerk's office ready for the big day | Emails reveal Kansans' voting habits | SoS race is tied a week before elections

Kentucky: Kentucky ranks low in voter access, study says

Louisiana: Early voter turnout explodes in NOLa

Maine: Local clerks report waves of early voters

Maryland: Md. BOE probe Republican-to-Democrat ballot switch claims | Three voting machines reported to flip votes in MoCo | GOP calls for investigation of voting machines after errors are reported | Voting machine troubles fixed in Md. | 'Vote flipping' alleged in Cecil Co.| Two county machines decommissioned after early-voting problems | St. Mary's College students serve as election judges

Massachusetts: Chicopee voting location to remain at former senior center | Candidates for SoS have at it

Michigan: Common Cause: Michigan should improve voting process

Minnesota: Candidates face off in SoS race | Anoka Co. gears up for Election Day | Voting option is a hit with Minnesotans

Montana: Ballot returns build as election nears | Some voters receive absentee ballots for wrong district | Stanford research gaffe: School apologizes to Montana voters for 'election guide'

Nebraska: 92-year-old whose chair collapsed at polling place to receive $25K settlement

New Mexico: Long ballot, small print, poor lighting lead to frustration

New York: Niagara Legislature orders voting machine storage contract

North Carolina: Asheville nonprofits innovate to get out the vote | Elections board says few votes cast by ineligible voters | After debate about early voting site, surge of voting recorded

Ohio: Election board putting machines to test before Election Day | Turner calls Husted's attack ad against her 'vicious, racist and sexist'

Oregon: Due to error, supplemental ballots to arrive in coming days

Pennsylvania: Pa. gets mixed grades in elections conduct| Voting a costly endeavor for counties

Rhode Island: Voter ID law an issue in SoS race | Elorza camp asks for more scrutiny of mail ballots| State police mail ballot investigation to continue through election day

South Carolina: Charleston Co. election commission explains how it protects votes

Tennessee: New complaint directed at election commission administration

Texas: Voting machine issues reported in Jefferson Co.| Super precinct working in Galveston Co. | New ID law prevents veteran from voting | No voter ID problems | US attorney to address election fraud, voting rights complaints | Some schools in Central Texas not following Texas election code | Push underway to remove students from schools on Election Day | Dallas Co. voters under movement restriction because of Ebola allowed to vote via email | Political dartboard at polling place offends voters

Vermont: Second absentee flaw in Burlington

Virginia: Jefferson area tea party calls for removal of Charlottesville registrar | Lyon Park polling place quietly moved to Garfield Park |Poll workers in Lynchburg will hand-count some ballots after printing error

Washington: Secretary of state stands by local election process

Wisconsin: Voters getting confusing, misleading messages about Wisconsin election | GAB says teen not eligible to vote day before 18th birthday | Feds ready to help with voting problems

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

October 28, 2014

National News: Rice team sets sights on better voting machine | Do I need an ID to vote? A look at the laws in all 50 states

California: A badge of pride: 'I Voted' stickers | San Bernardino Co. registrar ready for mid-term elections | Ballot drop-off locales expanded to include 15 libraries | Some Sacramento Co. voters received wrong ballots | Polling places vanish due to mail-in ballots | Registrar makes it easier to drop-off mail-in ballots

Colorado: Some voters face 'signature discrepancy' issue | Douglas Co. mom says clerk keeps sending out-of-state son's ballot to her house | Turnout may determine Williams-Neguse race | Postal service reminds Coloradans to mail-in ballots | Denver's all-mail election going smoothly so far

Florida: Sarasota opens early voting site at mall | Local counties cite signatures in rejecting 200 ballots

Georgia: Voter registration dispute hangs over secretary of state race | Man ordered to remove NRA hat before voting | More than 12,600 people voted Sunday in Ga.

Hawaii: Elections officials preparing for threat from lava

Idaho: Denney, Woodings face off for top elections job

Illinois: 'There is nothing wrong in this office,' Karen Kinney says | Judge denies GOP request for injunction against county clerk | Changes in some polling places in Effingham Co. | Election complaint line to be available | Grace period allows same-day registration and voting | Polling places changed for 37 Cook Co. precincts

Indiana: In Vigo Co., nine voting centers open today

Iowa: Paul Pate addresses issue on voter fraud | Johnson Co. dealing with lack of GOP poll workers

Kentucky: Judge rules in polling buffer

Louisiana: What the SoS has to say about the November 4 election

Maine: Effort underway to ask Maine voters to switch to ranked-choice voting

Maryland: Voting issues reported | Wico. voter reports problems at the ballot box | Election board responds to complaints about voting machines

Massachusetts: Holyoke tally in test of voting machines: 15 fine, 1 needs to be fixed | SoS candidates face off

Minnesota: Electronic pollbooks could bring faster voting to all in Minnesota

Missouri: New voter check-in process under consideration in St. Louis County

New Mexico: State buys $17K in felt-tip pens | Duran campaign ad attachs rivals stance on voter ID laws | Voter ID focus of secretary of state race

North Carolina: A shortened early voting period hasn't slowed voters | Libraries doubling as early voting sites remove referendum signs | NHC BOE to address potential student voting problem

Ohio: Clark co. makes changes to polling locations to accommodate disabled voters | Area students ready to work at polls on election day | Student poll workers will play an important role in election

Rhode Island: Police investigating ballot tampering

Texas: Are voting machines fool proof? | Voting options for persons living with disabilities | Voter ID law not slowing down early voters | Bexar Co. sees mail-in ballots more than double compared to 2010 | Ebola contacts ask to vote by email | Ebola sparks worry for some Dallas poll workers | Problems reported at UNT polling site

U.S. Virgin Islands: Early voting put on hold on St. Croix

Utah: Voter registration options remain, but are quickly running out

Virginia: Changes at the polls: Bring a photo ID; good-bye touch screens

Washington: Secretary of state stays out of Clallam auditor race | Ballots trickling in, but officials expect a surge

Wisconsin: Special parking for one side?

Monday, 27 October 2014

October 25-27, 2015

National News: Pentagon watchdogs scrutinize states' push toward online voting | Early voting alters campaigns costs and strategies | Squadrons form for voter ID fight

Alabama: Early voting 'going very well' | Polling site moved after it was vandalized

Arizona: Secretary of state candidates reject closed primaries

Arkansas: Election commission refutes 'vote changing' | Sebastian election panel to meet Tuesday to discuss AG ruling | Secretary of state candidate refutes accusations | More polling places will be available for Arkansans

California: Cities ready for another round of ranked-choice voting | Measure W not included on Claremont resident's vote-by-mail ballot | Mail-in ballot count begins

Colorado: Some voters must correct registration information | Thousands of ballots already returned | Malfunctioning equipment leads to incorrect ballots in Adams Co.| New mistake in Adams Co. election

Connecticut: Lumaj faults Merrill's record | Ballot proposal could open door to early voting

Delaware: 'Phantoms' bloat voter rolls

District of Columbia: DC elections board tenders apology for upside-down flag

Florida: Broward elections office sued over alleged bad ballot placement | Broward issues notice for voters to read both sides of ballot | Weeks delays canvassing board meeting for radio interview | Hillsborough residents embrace early voting

Georgia: Judge may enter Ga. voter registration dispute | Sunday voting in Dekalb | Lowndes marches to the polls on Sunday | History made with first-time Sunday voting | Some Muscogee Co. voters upset after polls close Saturday | Hundreds take advantage of Sunday voting | Athens shows support for Sunday voting | Large crowds for Sunday voting in Dougherty Co.

Guam: Voter registration lower than previous elections

Hawaii: Officials aim for clarity ahead of vote | Election officials prepare for lava flow threat | Elections officials hoping to avoid repeat of past problems

Illinois: Judge to rule Monday on GOP ballot questions | Claims of voting machine issues in Rock Island Co. | GOP cries foul over Danville officials processing some absentee ballots | Cook Co. clerk expects no delays in vote count | Elections issues in Danville | A change in polling places

Indiana: County clerk pleased by turnout at vote centers | SoS candidates want better voter turnout

Iowa: Pate, Anderson seek votes

Kansas: Brightly colored cards to let Sedgwick Co. voters know where to cast ballots

Kentucky: Boyle poll workers prepare for Election Day

Maine: Election day ahead, but many Mainers have already cast ballots

Maryland: Interactive map helps county residents find polling locations | Early turnout lags at new voting site

Massachusetts: New Bedford introduces interactive voting machines | Ranks of unenrolled voters in Boston's suburb grows | Holyoke to do public testing of voting machines

Michigan: Judges' race left off ballots prompts fix | Sec. of Stte forum focuses on accessibility, ease of voting

Minnesota: Ely students, veterans will pair up to become election judges | Absentee ballot board to begin count this week but no tally until Election Day | Extra work for city, but voters like 'no excuse' absentee voting

Missouri: St. Charles election director candidate claims error on a sample ballot

New Mexico: Sharpies still OK for ballots, but counties received new markers | Officials working to make sure Sandoval Co. has enough voting machines | Former Secretary of State Shirley Hooper passes away Duran: Sharpie pens not banned at NM voting sites | Another 2012 election appeal fails

New York: Ramapo has 6 months to appeal ward vote | Judge rules against county BOE

North Carolina: Hundreds flagged in NC voter rolls audit | Cleveland Co.'s electronic ballot explained | Weekend voting varies by county | Hundreds vote early at disputed college polling place | 'Souls to the polls' sought in only Sunday voting day | Children learn to cast ballots at family voting celebration in Durham | Male models, party bus to bring student voters to polls

North Dakota: Service at heart of secretary of state race

Ohio: Freedom to cast a ballot comes with a price | Alleged improper ballot in Auburn prompts inquiry | BOE director is retiring | Elections officials pleased by absentee voting pace

Pennsylvania: Students train for local election board slots | Voting reform pressed as money-saver for Butler Co. | No absentee ballots for folks in jail

Rhode Island: Candidates differ on voter ID law | Men collecting ballots may have been police officers working for candidate

South Carolina: Lexington Co. poll workers prepare for long lines, slow pace

South Dakota: Vote centers to make general election debut in Brown Co.

Tennessee: Some voters concerned voting machines are changing their votes | No touch screen worries here, says Steidl | Poll workers accused of giving voters 'misleading' information

Texas: Changes to Potter Co. early voting create positive response | Man denied vote using military ID | Candidate's kinfolk not on election judge roster | Election office working to correct ballot errors

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections will not count early ballots until after election

Utah: Voter ID laws: Where Utah stands | Salt Lake offering drive-thru voter registration

Virginia: Fairfax elections office reportedly embroiled in infighting | Few problems are reported as voter ID rollout continues | Learning the quirks of Virginia's new voter ID law | City sees low number of absentee ballot requests

Washington: Candidate makes appeal for investigation of election process

Wisconsin: Clerk assures vote counting will go better | Local officials prepare for Election Day | Monroe changing election procedures after August ballot mix-up | Activists urge people to prepare for voter ID in 2015

Wyoming: Clerk hopes to speed up election result reporting | Cheyenne working to speed up election returns

Friday, 24 October 2014

October 24, 2014

Alabama: Merrill faces Albert-Kaigler in SoS race

Arizona: Eliminating voter fraud in Mesa Co. | Ballot 'stranger danger' concern | State activists defend making ballot deliveries

Arkansas: Counties scramble to make changes to voter ID materials

California: Can this bureaucrat get young citizens to vote? | Election workers train for November election | Half Moon Bay man continues open-source voting advocacy | Newly naturalized citizens get called to the civic duty of voting--right away | Improving voter turnout a priority for SoS candidates | County launches new elections mobile app

Colorado: In Colo.'s first all-mail election, voters being hassled like never before | Chaffee Co. residents like their mail-in ballots, officials say | Ballots being returned at brisk pace | Hundreds of duplicate ballots mistakenly sent

Connecticut: Another election meltdown in Bridgeport not expected

District of Columbia: DCBOE: 'Well, we messed up' | DC elections board tenders apology for upside-down flag

Florida: Some Manatee Co. voters complain sample ballot says they're not registered | Voter rights questioned in Alachua Co. | Elections office warns voters to read ballot carefully | Election supervisors are reminded to 'expect the unexpected'

Georgia: Voter registration suit set for Friday hearing | Dougherty, Lowndes among Ga. counties to join early weekend voting

Idaho: Student mock election set

Illinois: 'Calibration error' switches vote | Early voting snafus: Fact or fiction | Early voting encountering problems | AG's decree prompts officials to rethink vote-counting | Same-day voter registration could mean delay in results | Local teens to serve as election judges | Ballot issue dogs Union Co. |

Maryland: Robust first day of early voting reported | Early voting higher in Laurel than in primary

Massachusetts: Dispute between Casey and pollworkers goes public

Minnesota: Electronic pollbooks could bring faster results | Elections judges to get trained on e-pollbooks | Brand-new early voting blitz targets Indian Country, young

Missouri: Kander opposed to early voting measure

Montana: Missoula elections office to hire additional staff | McCulloch addresses inappropriate use of Montana seal on mailers

New Jersey: Emergency voting measures during Sandy violated law, inviting fraud, study finds | Advocates: Pass emergency voting law in NJ

New Mexico: SoS issues Sharpie recall amid fears pens could foul ballots

New York: DeBlasio admin rejects 2 council voter registration bills | Democrats' choice for elections commissioner rejected

North Carolina: First day draws 2,219 voters | Lines long on first day of early voting | NAACP organizes voter march to One Stop site | State board reverses vote, App State vote site is open | Early voting begins; local officials say they are prepared

Ohio: SoS candidates debate | State expects to finish verifying flagged voters by Friday

Oklahoma: Voter ID laws create contentious issue

Rhode Island: State police investigating possible ballot tampering at homeless shelter

South Dakota: Voting accusations fly in reservation areas | Federal lawsuit brings early voting site to Eagle Nest

Tennessee: Voters report issues at Maury Co. polls | Early voting in Tenn. eclipses 200K | Ballot language vexes voters in Hamilton Co.

Texas: SA voter says new ID law causing her issues | Record number opting for vote-by-mail | Mail-in ballots double, both parties rejoice

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections considers processing early ballots right away after complaints | St. Croix BOE wants to rescind board member policy

Vermont: SoS promotes early voting

Virginia: Voting advocates fear impact of Virginia's voter ID law

Washington: Voting machine for vision-impaired to be demonstrated

West Virginia: Tennant apologizes for Kanawha Co. early vote event

Wisconsin: Early voting begins in Wisconsin with new hours | State Supreme Court won't reconsider voter ID law | Complaint filed against judge for handling of ID case | Residents of senior communities lose absentee voting option under new law

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

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

October 22, 2014

National News: The state of U.S. voter ID laws | Partisan divide over voting rights has intensified in Obama era

Alabama: Mobile voter ID unit to make last stop before election

Arkansas: Electronic ballot glitch fixed in Washington Co.

California: LA Co. OKs contract to design new touch-screen voting system | 27K ballots sent to Berkeley voters have wrong election date | Delayed sample ballots irk candidates | Alameda Co. alerts voters to ballot snafu

Colorado: New law allows clerks to update voter rolls | Election officials cautious of voter fraud as ballots start coming back | Cost of funding city election a sticking point | Mail-in ballots include postage error | County clerk reverses decision to remove college newspaper

Connecticut: Controversial website showcases registered voter information

Georgia: NAACP urging Sunday voting, still concerned about registration

Hawaii: Early walk-in voting includes Puna where lava threat looms

Kansas: SoS candidates spar over voter ID at forum | Some Dems fear proposal for six days of early voting may not help workers

Idaho: SoS announces new polling place locator app | Early voting in Ada Co. is setting records

Indiana: BMV branches extend hours for November election | Voting centers give Floyd more flexibility

Massachusetts: Spat between clerk, poll worker aired in Braintree

Minnesota: Surge in early voting as Minnesota loosens rules

Missouri: Greene Co. clerk candidates say they'll examine elections process| Clerks hesitant regarding early voting  

Montana: Half of Yellowstone absentee ballots should be in this week

New Jersey: Two polling sites change

New Mexico: Two ballot machines malfunction at Dona Ana government center | Sandoval Co. election appeal battle |Sandoval Co. clerk still wants case expedited

New York: 850 people 'officially' over 164 at NYC BOE | NYC agencies fail to follow voter registration law | Online voter registration through city BOE proposed under expected bill | Bronx DA looking into claims of voter fraud

North Carolina: Elections polling site at ASU likely as appeals court lifts stay | Early voting to start Thursday amid confusion | Ex-Polk Co. elections director won't face charges | DMV search turns up ineligible NC voters | BOE prepares for early voting | App State voting site could be restored

Pennsylvania: City commissioner doesn't respond to voting history inquiry

South Dakota: Firming Minnehaha Co. precincts for voters

Tennessee: Polk Co. woman indicted on 6 counts of voter fraud | Polling place changes

Texas: Voter ID fight confuses some early voters | Early voting numbers dip in Fort Bend Co.| Voters without proper ID more likely in minority neighborhoods | New voting option for people on Ebola watch list

Utah: Early voting begins in Utah

Vermont: Burlington to be polled on non-citizen voting

Virginia: More controversy than consensus for Roanoke voting precincts | Precinct consolidation still up in the air | Groups clash over Virginia voter ID law | Voting advocates fear impact of Virginia ID law | Absentee ballots help homeless population vote

West Virginia: Early voting begins in West Virginia

Wisconsin: Early voting proving popular here | Ballot problems turn away early voters

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

October 21, 2014

National News: How racism underlies voter ID laws: The academics weigh in | Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

Arizona: $15K cost for one vote

Arkansas: Early voting begins | State Rep. wants answers on Washington Co. ballot glitch

California: Eight languages added to online voter registration | Court upholds cumulative voting in Santa Clarita

Colorado: Clerk and recorder offers ballot returning options | Next elections chief likely will be quieter | Will vote-by-mail process get more people to the polls? | Mail-in ballots include postage error | Postage error on mail ballots

District of Columbia: How to vote in D.C.  

Florida: Sancho says steady voter turnout for early voting | Day 1 of early voting: No glitches reported in PBC | Mail-in ballots risk rejection  

Georgia: Georgia partisans feud over voter registration | Ga. elections chief: No missing voter applications | Records at odds with voter fraud probe claim | Elections board finds no evidence of mistakes on further review

Illinois: Poll worker asked if the president was in fact Barack Obama | Early voting problems arise in Cook Co.| Teens taking part in elections process | Changes aim to make early voting easier |

Indiana: Floyd Co. voters able to cast ballot from any polling location this election

Iowa: Absentee ballot collection allowed by law

Kentucky: Court: Signs can't be near polls on public property

Louisiana: Early voting begins Tuesday in La. | Avoid long lines by voting early | Mystery signs seek to boost early voting in New Orleans

Massachusetts: Rochester voters OK new $10K voting machine | Longtime SoS seeks to continue serving the commonwealth

Minnesota: Voter ID sparks fly in SoS debate

Mississippi: New voting tool provides polling place and sample ballot

Missouri: Accessible voting booths should be available for Nov. election | Missouri to decide on early voting

Montana: Montana voters to decide on election-day registration | System for counting Missoula write-in votes explained

Nevada: Early voting has pros and cons

New Jersey: Dems nominate 2 to AC BOE

New Mexico: Outside groups spar in SoS race

New York: Niagara Co. balks at Ulrich deal for voting machine storage | City offices fail to meet law requiring them to help New Yorkers register to vote

North Carolina: Moral Monday stresses importance of voting

North Dakota: Early polling places scheduled for 9 ND cities

Ohio: DA to file no charges against Polk Co. BOE director

Pennsylvania: Voting machines ready for election day

South Carolina: Election officials encourage voters to look at ballot before going to polls

Tennessee: Nashville voting site restrictions raise First Amendment concerns

Texas: Early voters say new Wichita Co. voting machines are easy to use | Voters prepared at polls | New voter ID law impacting Texans at the polls

U.S. Virgin Islands: VI polls becoming more accessible to all

Utah: Early voting begins Tuesday

Virginia: Indefatigable voter advocate wins Fairfax honor

Washington: King Co. elections partners with Seattle Public Library to help voters with disabilities

West Virginia: Wood Co. voting machines inspected

Wisconsin: Van Hollen abandons any last-minute hope of getting voter ID in place this election | Clerks: Early voting resembles presidential race | Clerks busy as early voting begins

Monday, 20 October 2014

October 18-20, 2014

National News: 7 in 10 Americans favor restoring voting rights to nonviolent drug felons | Voter ID actions push fight past November | Justices resist voting changes before election

Alaska: Voter pamphlet omission may have affected earliest-mailed ballots

Arizona: Consolidated polling places OK'd for general election

Arkansas: Election board responding to voter ID ruling

California: Monday is final day to register to vote; registration efforts in high gear | Registrar of voters hopes change fixes 2012 ballot problem in Los Banos | Mayoral candidates prep for return of ranked choice voting | Foothills resident shares frustration over address mistake

Colorado: Aurora's county clerks making the vote count | More than 100 voters have received bad ballots | Campaigns in Colorado ramp up pressure on voters to return ballots | Wayne Williams vies for SoS | Ballot errors in Palisade, Fremont Co. | Polling and voting centers open across Colo. Monday

District of Columbia: Early voting begins today

Florida: Beat the lines, early voting begins Monday | Safeguards seen to blunt vote conflict

Georgia: Early voting polls open on Sunday for first time in Georgia

Illinois: County clerk's last election | $50K to fix Winnebago Co. ballot error | Early voting sites in McHenry Co. open today

Indiana: Early voting numbers down, but officials expect a change | Board says candidate can work in election office

Iowa: Meet the Candidate: Brad Anderson | Satellite voting offered at multiple locations

Kentucky: Election school preps poll workers for November | Appeals court rules in electioneering ban

Massachusetts: From staffing to voting machines, election costs add up for cities and towns | SoS candidate eyes open approach

Michigan: Public can try out voting machine | Wayne residents asked to consider ward voting

Minnesota: Open race for secretary of state heats up | More voters requesting absentee ballots

Mississippi: 7 indicted in voter fraud in Hattiesburg mayoral election

Missouri: Early voting proposal on Nov. 4 ballot

Montana: Tribes miss increased early voting access opportunity | Election day voter registration faces referendum | Ending same-day registration sees no support

Nebraska: Convenience and ease of early voting has helped its popularity | Mobile app allows Nebraska voters to access registration, polling place info

Nevada: Convenience, importance big draws for early voters

New Mexico: Four new centers open for early voting in San Juan Co.| Candidates spar over voter ID in closely watched race | 2012 election suit appeal angers Republicans

New York: BOE records say voter is 164 years old | Tioga Co. BOE to extend hours for absentee voting

North Carolina: More machines, longer hours to greet voters Thursday | Gastonia council will vote on changing election cycle | Voting site at Appalachian State blocked, for now | Misdirected mail confuses elections official | Elections official calls for fewer voting sites in Cumberland Co. | Service members encouraged to vote | Board approves new school design  

North Dakota: More than 18K North Dakotans have voted

Ohio: Husted says he takes a bipartisan approach to job | Husted orders Summit Co. BOE to adopt policy on digital devices | Husted faces challenge from Turner | Posting photo of ballot on Facebook could be a felony in Ohio

Oklahoma: Anyone can vote by mail in Oklahoma

Oregon: Big donor backs Oregon open primary measure | Brown issues voter turnout challenge

South Carolina: Absentee ballots re-issued in Kershaw Co.

South Dakota: Jackson Co. agrees to open satellite voting office Wanblee | Jackson Co. to open satellite voting site

Tennessee: Sumner Co. voters will be seeing red again | Some early voters in Sumner Co. got wrong ballots

Texas: Finally time to cast ballots as early voting starts Monday | Supreme Court lets Texas enforce voter ID law in November | The court won't interrupt Texas voter ID law | Supreme Court keeps Texas voter ID law | Attorneys pledge battle over voter ID law 'isn't over' | Castro asks GAO to analyze Texas voter ID law | State reports record high voter registration | New voting equipment to be used for November election | Record number of early voting sites open Monday | Early vote training on new equipment | Early voting begins with voter ID law in place

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections chairman files appeal of judge's denial to take candidate off ballot | St. Thomas elections board says early voting will begin Monday

Virginia: Embattled Charlottesville registrar had credit cards revoked by the city | Rules committee mulls moving Cardova polling station | Budget cuts cause layoffs at board of elections

Wisconsin: Wisconsin's on-again, off-again voter ID law is off | Early voting begins for November election | New rules for early voters