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Tuesday, 04 November 2014

November 4, 2014

National News: Even without voter ID, minority voters face more hurdles to casting ballots | Google search data suggests voter turnout will not surge | Ahead of Election Day, DOJ dispatches federal poll monitors | Federal monitors must get permission to be inside polling places | Asian-American groups tackle language barriers to get out vote | Increase of mail-in voting alters election season | 5 widgets and apps for Election Day | Mail voting and civic ritual | A guide to not getting arrested when you use your cell phone on Election Day

Alaska: Making voting friendly, the Alaska Native way | Kivalina taps into bingo proceeds to heat community polling place

Arizona: Meet the man who has cast 600K Arizona votes

Arkansas: Local counties preparing ahead of Election Day | Tablets replace paper poll books | Early voters wait in line at polling site in Downtown Little Rock | Benton and Washington Counties prepare for Election Day | ACLU demand secretary of state change 'illegal' vote ID requirement

California: Poll workers keep voting process running smoothly on Election Day | The curious and 'complexifying' ranked-choice voting system | Duplicate ballots sent to LA Co. voters | San Diego gearing up for elections | As Calif. undergoes sweeping demographic change, voting plummets | Uncounted ballots could cause delay in naming new Oakland mayor | Registrar of voters had a busy Monday counting mail ballots | Trickle of mail-in votes predicts an historic low-turout election | Five foods we wished they served at LA polling places

Colorado: Colorado mail-in voting gets early test | Election judges reportedly discouraged students from voting | Boulder GOP disputed poll-watching process | Judge dismisses GOP suit challenging Boulder Co. clerk

Connecticut: SOTS Merrill says her office is 'more prepared than we ever have been' for Election Day | Conn. voter registration rate | Hotline set up for reporting Election Day fraud | Conn. has same-day registration for wannabe voters | Spooner House plans food drive at Shelton polls | City polling places will be part of pilot program

Delaware: Delaware voter help: When, where, how more

District of Columbia: DC early voting numbers nearly double from 2010 | Voter registration sites posed potential security risks | Record-setting early votes fuel optimism for D.C. mayor's race

Florida: Counting votes in South Florida is labor intensive | Everything in place at Broward, Miami-Dade voting centers for election | Collier Co. supervisor of elections prepares for fall election | Election workers prepare for busy day | Major costs for Election Day do-overs | Long poll lines not expected Tuesday | How would a recount work? | Leaflet 'shames' voters with public voting record | South Fla. election officials expect smooth voting at the polls | New ballot machines in St. Lucie Co. aim to fix election problems | Behind the scenes at Hillsborough supervisor of elections | Counties prepare for voters on eve of elections | Democratic officials say Sumter earl-voting sites skewed toward Villages | Election flyer calling out non-voters hits nerve

Georgia: Controversy over 40K 'missing voters' in Georgia is raising racial tensions in Senate race | County defends election office action to order NRA hat removal in polling place | Early voting up in Georgia

Hawaii: Loser wants Mulligan election in Hawaii

Illinois: Battle over voting machines goes to court in Rock Island Co. | Judge denies GOP request to test voting machines | Election judges targeted in series of mysterious robo-calls | Robo-calls targeted election judges | Two lawsuits, two weeks, RICO clerk wins both | Calls to election judges a 'serious attempt to disrupt voting'

Indiana: Work release members help setup vote centers | Munster High polling place moved to middle school | Teens fill open slots at Monroe Co. polls | Fewer poll workers in St. Joseph County

Iowa: Linn Co. auditor pushing to round up missing absentee ballots in time | Ballot counting already underway across Iowa

Kansas: Early voting triples past elections in Sedgwick Co. | Kansas U.S. Attorney's Office to handle voter fraud complaints

Kentucky: Kentucky voters urged to report election fraud | Poll worker brings nearly a century of experience to the job | Glasgow woman serves for 60 years as poll worker

Louisiana: Perret: Be prepared for long ballot | Officials ship voting machines to polling stations | Caddo voting machines delivered to poll locations | No classes for some Northwest Louisiana schools on Election Day

Maine: Some Maine polling places might not have electricity on Election Day | Storm causes changes in polling places

Maryland: Voter registration sites posed potential security risks

Michigan: Clerks busy with absentee ballots | Broken heating coil closes school; polling location not affected

Montana: Montana women celebrate century of voting rights | Essmann wants apology form McCulloch emails on EDR | Missoula group confuses Gallatin voters with call about ballots | Workers at Missoula fairgrounds prepare for Election Day | Power outage causes havoc in Gallatin Co.

New Hampshire: Accessibility is critical on Election Day, officials say

New Jersey: Deputies on duty at NJ polling places to deal with voting problems

New Mexico: SoS: FBI seizes ballots of deceased voters | Early voter numbers down across New Mexico | Heated secretary of state race comes to a close

New York: Preparing for close race, Maffei asks to impound ballots after Tuesday's election | Dorms putting voting to test | Judge denies request to impound voting machines | Oneida Co. BOE preps for big day

North Carolina: Machine first recorded Elon woman's vote wrong | Greensboro election preparations | DOJ to monitor Robeson Co. elections | Two flagged on Forsyth voter roll have already voted | Calibration problems reported for voting machines in Wilson, Guilford | Early voting turnout increases amid concerns | Polling place moved after fire alarm

Ohio: Technical issues slow early voting in Franklin Co.| Last minute voting preps underway at local polling locations | Mahoning preps for election, looks ahead for 2016 | Board of elections prepares for election Tuesday | Election day technicians work to make sure your vote counts | Board of elections brings polls to nursing homes | Hundreds of poll workers are ready for Election Day

Pennsylvania: Phila. DA announces new election fraud task force | Franklin Co. set for election day | School security concerns force some polling places to relocate | Some Clover, Lake Wylie voter registration cards incorrect | Manhunt changes polling place in Blooming Grove Township | Philly leans on volunteers for election translating, especially Asian languages | Fawn polling places corrected | Students marching to vote, get polling place back | Judge orders opening of road for polling place | DA announces election fraud task force

Rhode Island: No muffins at the polls; attempt to reverse the bake-sale ban fails | Mail ballots already being processed

South Carolina: Richland Co. says it's ready for election | Tuesday election biggest test of voter ID requirement | Beaufort Co. preps for busy election day | SC to permit sales of liquor for first time on Election Day

South Dakota: First general election for Brown Co. vote centers | Brown Co. ballots to be cast at vote centers

Tennessee: Voters in Southwind, Windyke may cast provisional ballots  

Texas: How to use new voting equipment | McLennan Co. officials prepare for voting center changes | County uses polling centers for mid-term elections | Voter ID concerns on election eve

U.S. Virgin Islands: Judge dismisses Mapp's suit

Utah: Voters concerned about fraud, tampering with new mail-in ballots | Serving as a couple, serving the voters

Virginia: Early voting gauge for turnout mixed | New voter ID requirements now in place in Virginia | Roanoke voter precinct realignment hits yet another snag | Voter registration sites posed potential security risks

West Virginia: Wood Co. Election Day preparations

Wisconsin: 290K people voted early | DOJ officials visiting area polling sites | Milwaukee election commission prepares for busy Election Day | 'We're very busy!' | La Crosse school district pushes for safety at voting centers | Poll workers prepare for big election turnout

Wyoming: Cheyenne gearing up for Election Day