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Wednesday, 05 November 2014

November 5, 2014

National News: Five reasons your poll worker may be completely clueless | Where's my f*^%ing polling place? | Election problems cause delays, confusion | With new voter laws widespread, fears persist of fraud, disenfranchisement | Sporadic voting problems reported across U.S. | Voting rules likely to take shape after Midterms | Voting rights groups challenge electoral purges | Voters in Ga., Conn. and Maine face problems | 'I Voted" sticker photos on Election Day | Voters encounter faulty machines, website crashes and other sporadic Election Day problems

Alabama: John Merrill elected secretary of state | Two Montgomery polling places hand out wrong ballots | Montgomery Co. ballot errors don't affect results

Arizona: Goddard, Reagan square off for SoS | Reagan beats Goddard in SoS race | Election Day in Tucson

Arkansas: Voting machine switch gives some Siloam voters wrong ballot | ACLU concerned voter ID standards compromised at polls | Martin beats Inman for SoS

California: Ranked choice could delay Oakland mayoral outcome | Despite a few snags, Bay Area voting goes smoothly | San Jose uses outdate ballot counting equipment | Counting troubles delay results in San Jose | 3 election sites in California are among 18 nationwide to crash | Woman says she and 2 kids were turned away from polls | Mix-up sends some Imperial residents to wrong precinct | Teen worker removed after 'inappropriate' tweets from OC polling place | Republican ahead early to be CA's next SoS | Contra Costa elections site back after five-hour glitch | Sacramento election officials try new ways to get out vote | 'I voted' selfies take over Twitter

Colorado: How a vote recount in Colorado would work | Hazardous waste facility doubles as ballot drop-off site | State elections chief questions Boulder fairness | Wayne Williams appears to win Colo. SoS race | Constance Rolan, 96, works another year as judge in Denver elections | Douglas Co. elections officials busy counting ballots | Pitkin Co. election officials coping with delays | Election hiccups cause delays

Connecticut: Some in New Haven turned away after long wait for same-day voter registration | After long hearing, judge extends voting time at a few Hartford polls | Absentee ballot amendment likely rejected

District of Columbia: DC slow to report election results

Florida: Crist motion to keep polls open in Broward gets denied | Carpenter: Problems with four voting machines | Vote scanner glitch at one of Sarasota's biggest voting precincts | Counting ballots at the supervisor of elections | PBC Supervisor of Elections: Some kinks, no big voting issues | Even as election culminates, Weeks finds a new target | Despite controversies, Flagler elections chief vows to hold smooth election | Officials: Only one Election Day hiccup in Duval | County sends Navarre voters to wrong precincts | Car hits power pole, 2 polling locations lose power | Voters beg poll worker to let them cast their ballot in Pembroke Pines

Georgia: Counties explain why it takes so long on election night | Chatham Co. elections staff report few problems | Few polling problems reported by Bibb Co. voters | Kemp wins re-election as Ga. elections chief | Fulton elections director: Things have gone 'relatively smooth' | Cobb elections director: A pretty smooth day | Advocacy groups question Ga. election officials | Voting problems lead to paper ballots in DeKalb | Civil rights groups question Ga. elections officials after voting hassles

Hawaii: Hawaii near new low in voter turnout | Puna residents break from lava prep to cast ballots | Some minor delays reported at Makiki polling place | Ballot box breaks down at polling sites

Idaho: Canyon Co. using two new, speedy voting machines | Denney to succeed Ysursa as SoS

Illinois: Same-day registration means longer lines | Line of same-day registration voters stretches for hours | Same-day registration, voting big hit with NU students | Voters at Evanston site hit Election Day bottleneck | Busy day at polls | Voting goes smoothly despite early rains

Indiana: Poll workers friends despite political differences | Tight battle expected in SoS race | Floyd Co. asks for additional voting machines amid long lines | Long lines discourage some Floyd Co. voters, officials | Lawson fends off White, wins SoS | Rain and long lines don't keep voters away | Poll workers struggle to keep up with the demand

Iowa: Pate takes narrow win SoS contest | Election officials: Iowa has interstate double voting holes | School fire forces polling place to move

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. sees 51.1 percent turnout; technical glitches slow some | Voter privacy concerns raised again | Kobach fends off challenger to win SoS | Disabled advocate exercises his right to vote | Server issues at Sedgwick Co. election office | Polling places busy as detour disrupts traffic

Kentucky: Polls close with few problems

Maine: Higher voter turnout, Internet outage posing challenges

Maryland: At the Polls: Some reports of 'vote flipping,' other problems | Election judge's comments offend voter | On the job: Election judge

Massachusetts: 20 years after first win, Galvin hopes to stay SoS | Galvin re-elected

Michigan: Ruth Johnson re-elected | It's smooht sailing for election workers, at least until dinnertime | Muskegon HS football players give back by working Election Day | Power outage causes dark election night in Van Buren Co.| Deputies resolve dispute over Pontiac poll watchers

Minnesota: New technology streamlines voter registration | Mankato election judges pleased with e-pollbooks | SoS race is tight | Simon victory keeps SoS office in Democrats hands

Mississippi: Officials report smooth election day, low turnout

Missouri: Missouri nixes proposal for 6 days of early voting | St. Louis Co. returns delayed due to turnout | St. Louis Co. election officials to 'reassess' after paper ballots shortage causes delays | Election day from the eyes of a poll worker | Strong turnout surprises poll workers

Montana: Same-day registration ban fails | Montanans vote to keep same-day voter registration | Waiting begins as voting closes

Nebraska: Gale wins re-election to SoS | Election worker mistake affected voters at Omaha precinct |

Nevada: Results of 4 major races affected by absentee ballot glitch | Polls quiet as Election Day turnout lags | Cegavske wins NV SoS race | Election official: Lyon Co. polls remain open

New Hampshire: Fire alarm sounds at polling place in Hanover

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. elections chair dies on Election Day | Election night issues delay vote tallies | Voters in Tuckerton forced to cast provisional ballots

New Mexico: SoS's office confirms 2nd voter fraud case, this time in Santa Fe | Heated SoS race remains close | Duran slightly ahead in neck-and-neck race for SoS | New Mexico county to issue provisional ballots

New York: In Election Day pilot, BOE issues tablets to process voters | Campaign alleges poll worker misconduct

North Carolina: Teacher group files complaint over lookalike election ads | Cumberland Co. precincts report software glitches with voting machines | Technical woes disrupt NC elections board website | Elections board reports record midterm turnout | Wake Co. clears voters flagged as 'likely non-citizens'

North Dakota: Chaos caused by new ND voter ID law

Ohio: Election Day doesn't happen on its own | Lucas Co. posts results 7 hours after polls close | Husted wins second term | Power restored to polling places after crash | Paper ballots make a comeback in Harrison Co. | Voting unaffected by Northwest Ohio power outage | More than 813K Ohioans voted before Election Day

Oregon: Coos. Co. elections office busy counting ballots | Volunteer election officials provide civic service | Oregonians reject change to state's primary system

Pennsylvania: Voting machines recalibrated after complaints | Election goes smoothly in county| Redistricting mainly affects eastern Mercer Co. | Bizzaro told to stop delivering doughnuts to poll workers | Problems reported at Chester and Parkside polling sites

Rhode Island: Gorbea defeats Carlevale in RI SoS race | Providence polling place glitch means day-late results

South Carolina: Richland Co. elections face few problems Tuesday | Richland declares election a success; Lexington's long ballot did not cause big delays

South Dakota: Indian voting group upset with AG decision | Gant unhappy with AP's decision to call races | Late election worker postpones election results one hour | Count slowed by Minnehaha absentee ballots | Provisional ballots for after-hours Shannon Co. voters

Tennessee: Bud's Tire: Murfreesboro's smallest voting precinct

Texas: Sullivan hires new outreach manager | Some voters had issues casting their ballots in Wichita Co. | Ballot problem in San Antonio believed to be a hoax | Conflict of interest limits elections official | Voters, ballots get doused in Dallas CO. | Voters turned away during power outage | Voters receive food, water at long lines at UT polling place | Sticker Shock: Another election year without I Voted stickers in Dallas County

U. S. Virgin Islands: Joint BOE met Monday without public notice, violating law | Elections board OKs new policy allowing stickers for write-in votes

Utah: 5 Utah counties election-day registration | Election results delayed due to computer glitch | Deputy director of elections talks about increasing voter turnout | Salt Lake results delayed

Vermont: New law boosts Vermont election results reporting

Virginia: Voting machines problems in Virginia | At the Polls: Some reports of 'vote flipping,' other problems | Election problems point finger at Beach's clunky voting machines | Voters find faulty touch screens, confusing new voter ID law and failing lights at polls| Voters, polls adjust to new ID law | Valley voters went to polls ready with a photo | Photo ID no problem at Virginia Beach polls | Most Hampton Roads voters prepared for new photo ID law | Voting officials: Voters, precincts deal with some challenges

West Virginia: Consent decree allows resubmitted absentee ballots

Wisconsin: GAB: Heavier than normal turnout, but no major problems | Man causes problems at Green Bay-area polls | Winnebago Co. polling place out of ballots | Woman says confusion at poll site robbed her of her vote | Sun Prairie polling location almost runs out of ballots

Wyoming: Ed Murray elected secretary of state