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November 2014

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

November 12, 2014

National News: Voting glitches hurt Texas, Georgia

Alaska: Counting ballots | DOE begins counting absentees | With votes still coming in, elections division prepares for count

Arizona: Pima to complete ballot count | Vote count continues despite holiday

California: Late absentee ballots slow vote count | More than 30K ballots yet to be counted | State declines to review Santa Clara Co. election | Californians will soon have more time to turn in mail-in ballots | California candidate leads in race after death | Proposed L.A. ordinance would allow vote-by-mail balloting on Election Day | Richmond, young and old, comes together at one polling station

Colorado: Still counting votes in Colorado | With close races, some ballots still need to be counted

Connecticut: Hartford Registrar: 'I am so incredibly sorry'

Florida: Blind voters claim they're denied right to secret ballot

Georgia: Support shown at Floyd Co. BOE meeting for Sunday voting

Illinois: Election judge robocall flap exaggerated, GOP ward leaders say | Lillie honored for working 60 years as election judge

Indiana: Carroll Co. addresses voting hiccups | Ex-secretary of state's appeal set | Indiana ranks last in voter turnout | County commission seat in limbo due to ballot error

Kansas: Election results certified | A voter's tale, or how she got her photo ID

Kentucky: Rand Paul still faces ballot quandary in Kentucky

Nebraska: Ruling opens doors for more petition drives

New Jersey: Officials determine cause of Monmouth Co. elections problems | Atlantic Co. Dems investigating possible ballot abuse

New York: North Castle vote expected to hit $50K range

North Carolina: Elections officials adjust Election Day results | Elections board excludes 32 ballots | Law prohibits campus voting | Former councilman caught on video threatening polls

Oregon: Oregon releasing list of voters with signature problems on ballots | There's one week left to resolve Oregon ballot issues

South Carolina: County officials may conduct future Belton elections | Black protests Bamberg Co. election results

Tennessee: Election officials certify last week's results

Texas: After the election, the deluge of bills | Abbott names Mexican-born county judge secretary of state | Early ballots are popular; returning them is less so | Election Day website meltdown angers commissioners

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas slowed by problem with jump drives | St. Croix elections board has thousands of ballots left to count | St. Thomas-St. John ballot count should wrap up by Friday

Utah: Vote-by-mail option a success in Davis Co. | Davis Co. officials praise voter engagements through mail-in ballots

Virginia: U-Hall precinct results extracted from malfunctioning machine | Election Day goes smoothly in Isle of Wright

West Virginia: Smooth lead-in to general election

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

November 11, 2014

National News: 2014 voter turnout was lowest since 1942, according to new data | Design competition teams recognized for advanced voting technology | Top Dem calls for passage of Voting Rights Act reform | Record low turnout raises question of voting law influence on 2014 results

Alaska: Alaska to begin counting more than 53K ballots | Alaska DOE to count absentee and questioned ballots

Arizona: McSally race heads toward recount | Court ruling hurts Arizona registration laws | Do you know how provisional ballots work? | Judge rejects McSally effort to put some ballots on hold | Bayless to head SoS transition | Maricopa Co. elections officials finish counting early and provisional ballots

Arkansas: Scott Co. can't legally hold special election for candidates left off

California: Tie broken in Imperial Beach race | With races in balance, county waits for vote updates | Mendocino Co. still tallying votes

Connecticut: Dozens of attorneys kept close watch over Conn. polling places

Florida: Mount Dora council race is again tied, could lead to coin toss | Florida doesn't count votes for Mickey Mouse any more

Illinois: Absentee ballots, early voting slow reporting election results

Indiana: Clark Co. to count provisional ballots | Appeals court sets oral arguments in Charlie White case | Former secretary of state running for Indy mayor | St. Joseph Co. to begin public forums on vote centers | Carroll Co. election results not affected by broken computer

Kansas: Votes don't count without photo ID; citizen papers | Kobach pushes for power to prosecute voter fraud | Kobach to appeal 10th Circuit citizenship ruling | Large turnout contributed to long lines at the polls

Kentucky: Paul still faces ballot quandary in Kentucky

Maine: Secretary of state to recount ballots in three close Senate races

Maryland: Montgomery slowest in state to report election-day results | County to seek audit of voter registrations

Massachusetts: Recount planned in state rep. race

Minnesota: Mindset of young voters in Central Minn.? Complex | Luck of the draw breaks tie vote in Cook Co.| Absentee voting up about 50 percent

Mississippi: Hinds election chief broke law, she admits

Missouri: Stream considers recount in St. Louis Co. race

Montana: Provisional ballots don't change race | Powell Co. throws out hundreds of write-in votes

New Hampshire: Poll worker says she was fired for saying 'God bless you' at polls | Secretary of state prepares to recount ballots in 19 races

New Jersey: Voting glitch triggered by four laptops | Glouco election results stand

New York: Glitch leads to erroneous report of Assembly winner | Dutchess to start counting absentee ballots Wednesday

North Carolina: Early voting revealed as vulnerable to ID fraud

Ohio: Election board seeks $99,800

Oregon: Ore. outranks other states in preliminary voter turnout

South Carolina: SLED to investigate alleged voter fraud in Dillon Co.| Some Windmill Harbour residents erroneously voted in Hilton Head mayoral election

Tennessee: Election officials call lawsuit 'absurd'| Abortion amendment challenge stirs uproar

Texas: Garcia files voting legislation for the 84th Legislative Session | Brewster Co. election error may overturn treasurer race | Delay caused by 300 ballots

U.S. Virgin Islands: Ballot count winds down on St.Thomas-St. John | Count goes on and on... | St. Croix elections board still counting ballots

Virginia: University Hall precinct finalizes in midterm election results | Virginia Beach registrar apologizes to voters | Registrar: Few election snafus reported

Washington: Turnout lowest since disco era | Last mail-in ballots to be counted

West Virginia: Ohio Co. vote canvass complete | Kanawha Co. vote canvass complete, no changes

Wisconsin: Vos takes aim at GAB

Wyoming: State canvassing board certifies 2014 general election

Monday, 10 November 2014

November 8-10, 2014

National News: Federal form for voting is ruled valid | Obama chooses NY prosecutor as AG

Alabama: Ballot confusion troubles Madison Co. voters | Doing what he always wanted to do...Secretary of State-elect John Merrill | Work is ongoing: Registrars are following through process to verify provisional ballots | Justices to hear redistricting case

Alaska: Number of uncounted votes grows in Alaska race

Arizona: Proof-of-citizenship rule for voters is voided | Goddard concedes race to Reagan | Two races still hinge on 125K uncounted ballots | Campaign moves to toss out Pima Co. ballots | McSally threatens suit over provisional ballot count

Arkansas: Greene Co. election commission explains delayed results

California: Officials work on election canvass; absentee provisional vote counts continuing | Glitches delay county's election night vote count | Thousands of ballots contested in Bera-Ose race | Santa Clara Co. seeks state review of election results after ID manager abruptly resigns | Alameda Co. still counting 100K unreported ballots | Recount is possible in tight Costa Mesa race | OC Korean-American voter turnout increased twofold since June | Ballot controversy in too close to call Congressional race | Police asked to investigate theft of election documents | Californians election first Latino SoS | LA city council will place ballot timing measure on March ballot | One county, many tongues | Ballot counting resumes in Sacramento | 14K provisional ballots remain uncounted in Santa Clara Co.

Colorado: Larimer clerk looks to move past election dust-ups | Broomfield election changes earning positive early reviews

Connecticut: Connecticut's Election Day snarls may prompt legislative action | Elections official irate over Hartford voting troubles | Officials say election workers face greater burdens despite electronic tabulators | Conn. voting snarls may spark action | Anatomy of a flawed election | Merrill: Election Day snarls 'gross dereliction of duty' | Voting system to get revamp | Early voting amendment fails

Florida: Cause of Broward voter ID machine problems still unknown | Supervisor of Elections: Junior voters', adults' decisions similar | Neptune Beach candidates tied after re-count | Ping pong ball could decide Neptune Beach race | Veterans staff polling station | Elections officials prepare for vote recounts

Georgia: George Soros a major underwriter of Ga. voter registration drive

Guam: Gutierrez/Gumataotao ask for hand count audit of election results | GEC counting 900+ write-in votes

Illinois: Area teens help voters at polling places Tuesday | Election judge robocaller IDed; but case still full of mystery | GOP denies role in Chicago election robocalls | Going behind the scenes of the election

Indiana: Carroll Co. investigates election problems |

Iowa: ACLU files lawsuit against state over felon voting rights | Iowa felon sues governor

Kansas: Appeals court overturns proof-of-citizenship | County talks election snafu | On 100th birthday, voter exercises her special right | Shawnee Co. canvass convenes Monday for 1300 provisional ballots | Court: Voters can register without proof of citizenship

Louisiana: Clerk: Early votes missed | Calcasieu registrar of voters open voting machines; find no mistakes | No 'I Voted' stickers: What would you change about the Election Day process in Louisiana | Mixed results in suit over La. voter registration suit

Maine: Close vote and recount in Sanford

Massachusetts: Antique voting format draws new Rockport questions

Michigan: Old technology blamed for drip-drip election results | Board of Canvassers double-checks

Minnesota: New SoS ready to begin job | Teen election judges help fill St. Peter poll schedule

Mississippi: With 18 ballots yet to count, Harris and Yancey just 18 votes apart

Missouri: Lower voter turnout not a surprise to Noren

Montana: Missoula sheriff candidate submitted 200 name variations in write-in election bid | Write-in bid for Powell Co. sheriff foiled by first name | Great Falls early backer of women's suffrage | Recounts possible in some Montana races

Nebraska: Some ponder all mail-in elections for Nebraska | Voter turnout increased slightly due to early voting

Nevada: Glover retiring after a record 20 years as Carson City clerk/recorder

New Hampshire: Nineteen recounts requested, process to begin next week | Poll worker fired for reportedly talking politics | Few problems at the new polls | Secretary of state's office to begin recounting ballots

New Jersey: Recount sought in Dennis Township| Voters mangle write-in candidate's complicated name | Morris Twp. vote still up in the air | After 20 years, Cumberland Co.'s Noto prepares to exit clerk's office | Riley readies for clerk job by leaving two others

New Mexico: Long-stalled ID legislation gets new life

New York: Vote glitch latest issue for Westchester BOE | Stewart out as Oneida Co. election commissioner | Ballot challenges could delay final vote count

North Carolina: Testing seeks to ensure voting machine integrity | Elections staff laboring to verify provisional ballots | Determination needed by some to vote | Details emerge from election scuffle

North Dakota: Burleigh auditor frustrated voters were turned away | Students encounter problems at the polls

Ohio: 11-year-old rocks the vote in Athens Co. | Elections board touts its accuracy

Oklahoma: Oklahoma Dems debating call for special election

Oregon: Oregon probably has highest turnout nationwide

Rhode Island: Providence police set to launch internal probe into mail ballot actions

South Carolina: Despite 'squeamish-ness,' Richland's election board discounts about half of challenged ballots | Florence Co. election results certified | Nearly 200 votes disallowed | Dillon Co. sheriff's office asked to investigate allegations of voter fraud

South Dakota: Human error, not new high-tech ballot machines to blame for late election results | Election canvass gets heated over voting problems | Sensitive scanners slow election results

Texas: Countywide voting, machine malfunctions account for Election Day confusion, clerk says | Votes recounted in Nolan Co. | Voter missed election chance | Voting goes off with few glitches | Dallas Co. finds way around hand-count delays | Turnout down in Texas, and Dems claim a reason | Elections: Thinking outside the box

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas board finishes counting early ballots | Close races won't have clear winners for a week | Flooding mires St. Croix vote count

Utah: 40 percent: Utah's voter turnout sets historic low

Virginia: Fairfax city votes | Registrar's report no major problems with new voter ID law | Elections database crash worries registrars | Charlottesville general registrar resigns after embezzlement accusations | Relatively few voters showed no ID November 4th

Washington: Rules for election recounts detailed by state

West Virginia: Special election to cost thousands

Wisconsin: GOP leader considers changes to GAB

Wyoming: When do election workers vote?

Friday, 07 November 2014

November 7, 2014

National News: Election Day was just another chance to worry about security | Transgender advocates see problems at the polls with strict voter ID laws

Alaska: Why Alaska election results are taking so long

Arizona: County finishes counting | Thousands of ballots left to count across the state

Arkansas: Solution to Scott Co. ballot error uncertain| Official involved in polling place fracas released

California: Hart holds meeting on voting areas | IT chief for Santa Clara registrar's office quits | Elections office tackles uncounted ballots | 15,654 Butte Co. ballots still to be counted | Still about 80K ballots to be counted in Sacramento Co. | City clerk estimates cost for special election | Long vote-by-mail tallies change the art and science of conceding | Santa Barbara co. elections staff continues to count ballots | Tie in Victroville race broken for now

Colorado: Clerk details reasons for delay on election results | About 16K El Paso Co. ballots have not been counted due to verification issues | El Paso Co. clerk notifies voters about ballot discrepancies | Colo. clerk: No evidence of mail-in ballot fraud | Boulder Co. completes most ballot counting | High voter turnout causes late night for Freemont Co. clerk's office | All eyes on Adams Co. | State results delayed by election with no candidate

Connecticut: Towns sticking to the fax | Results slow, but West Hartford meets deadline | Misplaced voter checklists result in error on election moderator's report | State lawmakers call for more to be done after polling debacle in Hartford

Florida: High turnout of last-minute voters results in delays at polls | Flagler canvassing board meeting runs smoothly | Abandoned ballot box found | Early voting expected to increase in popularity

Hawaii: No shows are higher than ever at polls

Illinois: Don't expect same-day voter registration for Feb. election | State investigates election judge calls

Indiana: St. Joseph Co. moves closer to vote center concept | Cases regarding potential voter fraud reviewed on individual basis, county prosecutor says

Iowa: Ballots to be recounted in Black Hawk Co. | Polling places passe? Perhaps possible | Jasper Co. auditor says hardest part of election is finding poll workers

Kansas: Election-count error explained

Kentucky: Kentucky may scrap primaries

Louisiana: Mixed results in suit over La. voter registration | Opelousas man accused of bribing voters

Massachusetts: Hampden will stick with paper ballots, town clerk says

Minnesota: Voter turnout down to 50 percent, a drop from recent mid-terms

Nebraska: Ballot Hero has successful test run in Nebraska general election

New Hampshire: Ballot machine makes its debut at Kensington | Local city and town clerks vary in release of voting results | Secretary of state's office sees about a dozen recount requests filed | A tale of two turnouts on Election Day in Keene

New Jersey: Monmouth election glitch: Polling runthrough test flaw

New York: Ballots impounded in Barrett/Kelsey race | Newark vote discrepancy may have come from poll watcher | Parents question security as school polling locations

North Carolina: BOE preps for vote canvass | Democrat honcho busted for attacking poll worker

North Dakota: Determined voter derailed after driving 200 miles

Oklahoma: Turnout may be lowest on record | Special election debated

Pennsylvania: For county voting systems, no clear mandate | Phoenixville voters run into polling place confusion | Polling place change causes confusion | City officials say single polling place a success

Rhode Island: Investigation finds no ballot tampering at shelter

South Carolina: Voters in Anderson Co. had less time to cast in-person absentee ballots | Richland had small troubles on Election Day; Chester Co. was worst

South Dakota: Minnehaha voting delay: Auditor blames new machines | Litz responds to call for resignation | New SD SoS addresses low turnout and petitions | Auditor: Brown Co. vote centers a success

Tennessee: Watertown to resolve rare election mishap

Texas: Alleged voter fraud in Bandera | Brown Co. elections administrator arrested for DWI | Harrison Co. last in state to enter vote tallies | Officials: Election went smoothly | Election delays were expected

U.S. Virgin Islands: Overheating machines slow St. Croix's ballot count | Count continues on St. Thomas

Utah: Long lines at Layton High deterred some voters | Cedar Hills recorder wants to go postal with election budget | Historically low voter turnout in Utah

Virginia: Retrieval of University Hall votes not yet complete | Calibration problems blamed in Va. Beach vote | Problems at polling places across Virginia | Controversial voter-ID rules cause minimal impact at Arlington polls | Election officials: Voter turnout low, but no major glitches | Charlottesville registrar to resign effective Dec. 31 | Elections database crash worries registrars

West Virginia: Turnout lowest in at least 6 decades

Wisconsin: The election is over, but voter ID is not | Fitzgerald says state election board could be partisan again | Clerk: Mount Pleasant to examine voting fixes | Man charged after disturbance at polling place

Wyoming: Clerk: Absentee ballots 'counted but not included'

Thursday, 06 November 2014

November 6, 2014

National News: Voting machine, ID problems crop up in U.S. elections | Study identifies effective communication strategies for voter ID laws | Can tech streamline voting process | Voters pass up voting changes

Alabama: Group complains about decision to disallow public housing IDs for voting | Redistricting causes voter confusion in Houston Co.| Madison Co. voters encounter array of problems at polls | Montgomery Co. ballot errors don't affect races

Alaska: Knowns and unknowns among uncounted ballots

Arizona: Tight races could be swung by more than 300K uncounted ballots | Glitch in Cochise Co. puts thousands of ballots on hold

Arkansas: Franklin Co. election workers have problems with electronic voting machines | ACLU says some Arkansas poll workers demanded photo ID | Little Rock Ward 2 voters worried they received wrong ballots

California: Not letting hospital visit stop them from voting | Despite a few snags, Bay Area voting goes smoothly | Democrat Padilla tops GOP challenger in tight SoS race | Political junkies' smartphones slow S.F. vote-count results | 82K absentee votes remain uncounted in Contra Costa Co. | Padilla elected SoS | Supes order review of suspected dual voter registrations | With 4 a.m. results, Santa Clara Co. nearly worst in state for prompt vote tally

Colorado: El Paso Co.'s Williams elected SoS | Thousands of votes still uncounted | Long lines, slow voting at Centennial Hall

Connecticut: Hartford to investigate voting problems | 100 voters turned away in EDR crush | Conn. SoS wins re-election | Voters take advantage of same-day registration throughout region | Hartford voting snafu may prompt changes to registrar system |Election day registration in Norwalk more than triple from 2013 | Experts say several factors resulted in defeat of voting amendment | Election day registration being reviewed after hassle in New Haven

Florida: Voter's memento evokes Pensacola's past, progress | Curfew ordered for former Manatee elections official | Possible election recounts loom in Brevard | Last-minute absentee ballots trigger hand recount | Voting problems were at a minimum | Convicted felons want their right to vote restored | Deja vu: Volusia Co. among slowest to count votes | Felons still working to restore voting rights | Lincolnville resident victim of voter fraud | Malfunctions prompt recounts in 3 Volusia precincts | Voters turn out at island polling places

Georgia: Election materials run low for some precincts | Election officials address voters' complaints

Guam: Voter turnout drops to 71 percent

Hawaii: Turnout in general election slumps to all-time low

Idaho: Former House speaker wins SoS race with 56 percent of vote | 100 ballots overlooked on Tuesday's elections

Illinois: Some voters waited 9 hours to vote | Last Chicago ballot cast after 3 a.m.| Evanston same-day registration results in long lines | Investigation launched in mysterious robocall | Election officials will need days to finish counting | Former GOP committeemen claim election judges coerced in voting GOP

Indiana: Voting machine malfunction causes frustration for Purdue student | Voting glitches rare for Hamilton Co. | Floyd Co. clerk addresses issues at polling sites | Election Day a learning experience for Vigo clerk's office | Long lines seen at some Indiana vote centers | Clerk apologizes for delay but adds warning

Kansas: Election commissioner: New equipment, more iPads needed | Scattered polling places report problems

Kentucky: Officials: Few problems, steady turnout | Kentucky looks at primary change

Louisiana: Local voters registered at OMV, turned away from polls Tuesday

Massachusetts: Early voting coming soon to Mass.

Michigan: Technical troubles slow election results in GT area

Minnesota: Questions raised over same-day registration at UM Morris

Mississippi: Harrison Co. clerk says no voters were left out of poll books | Hinds Co. election official takes blame for ballot shortage

Missouri: Voter problems in St. Louis Co.| Police chief told to show ID before voting | Blind resident cites frustration with voting experience | Stenger wants review of county election board

Montana: Montana voter turnout 54.6 percent; 4,575 register and vote Tuesday | Measure to end Election Day registration defeated| Same day registration runs smoother in Kalispell

Nevada: Glitch causes delays in Washoe Co. voting results | Nevada voter turnout rate lowest since 1978 | Absentee ballot snafu slows Washoe Co. tallies

New Hampshire: GOP official charged with assault at polling place

New Jersey: Monmouth elex results glitch

New Mexico: Duran to keep job as SoS | Glitches plague voting machines, clerk resorts to hand tallies | Duran becomes first Republican to win re-election

New York: Later election results, more accurate numbers | 'Republican or Democrat?': NYC poll workers scolded for asking voters' party affiliation |

North Carolina: Elections board reports record midterm turnout | Forsyth election results process runs until 2 a.m. | Mecklenburg vote delays linked to long ballot, ban on straight-ticket voting | New voting laws present confusion at the polls | Board of elections reviewing what went wrong with website | Turnout, machine troubles lead to long election night

North Dakota: Technology helps count votes more accurately | ND says issues at polls was voters fault

Ohio: Washington Co. using voting tablets

Pennsylvania: Dauphin Co. had some voter confusion on polling places | Election results delayed after registration numbers were deleted | Union Township ballots recounted after poll worker errors

South Dakota: Election officials explain what went wrong in Minnehaha Co.

Tennessee: Knox Co. voters report confusion at polls

Texas: Bexar Co. voting machine malfunctioned | Texas ID law didn't mess with as many voters as feared | Few issues with new Wichita Co. voting machines | Jefferson Co. clerk blames faulty voting equipment for delay in election results | Irregularly marked paper ballots in Cameron Co. cause delays

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections still has thousands of votes to count

Utah: 37K uncounted votes could change some races | New tactics helped boost voting, but turnout still dismal in some Utah areas

Vermont: Condos wins re-election

Virginia: Elections officials review 'glitches' in some voting machines | No issues locally with new voting ID requirements | Photo ID no problem in Virginia Beach | New ID rules cause few problems for Lynchburg voters | Voters awaiting answers on Va. Beach poll problems | Rigell: Voters were disenfranchised by voting machine problems | Albemarle still waiting to count votes from broken machine | 2 Va. Beach poll workers didn't follow procedure | New voting system coming to Va. Beach

Wisconsin: Voter ID Confusion: People asked to show ID's in area town | Voting machine woes stall Portage election results | Stoughton voting machines malfunction

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

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

Monday, 03 November 2014

November 1-3, 2014

National News: Senate Democrats' super lawyer preps for overtime | Changes to voting laws may complicate key races | U.S. voters contend with new voting rules in 14 states | States ditch electronic voting machines | Legal teams brace for election battles | Voting rights groups to monitor elections | Sen. Rand Paul: No problem with voter ID | Voting rules, from photo ID to provisional ballots | Internet voting 'not ready for prime time' | Business Rx: Election tech company votes for growth | Early voting up in 10 states compared with 2010 | Election process still has room for improvement nationwide

Alabama: Voters to pick new secretary of state | In Alabama, race again at heart of voting rights debate | Poll workers: Who are they and what do they do?

Alaska: Getting out the Alaska Native vote, one voter at a time

Arizona: Deputies called to polling station to enforce 75-foot restriction |City of Yuma facilities among those to serve as voting centers for election | Poll workers prepare for a busy day on Tuesday

Arkansas: Benton Co. voting machines may record wrong votes | Greenwood students learn about voting process | Crawford Co. combines polling sites before November election | Computer problem slows early voting in Arkansas | Problems at the polls

California: SoS race devoid of usual rancor | Voting rights lawsuit leads to contempt proceedings for Palmdale | Election night could prove to be a long one | Polls show close contest for California's elections chief | New research shows Calif. youth more likely to have their vote-by-mail ballots rejected| Voting by mail drops | L.A. looks to move elections to even-numbered years | Voters without a home

Colorado: Colorado's election may be decided at the mailbox, not the ballot box | All-mail election changes campaign dynamics in Boulder Co., state | Deschutes clerk warns: Don't mail those ballots | Mail-ballot tracking and alert system boosts voter confidence | Denver clerk declares Saturday 'Bike in your Ballot' day | New Boulder Co. GOP election judges get training | Boulder Co. holds elections division open houses | Election board debates inspection | Despite attention, Colo. voter fraud remains rare, clerks say | El Paso Co. to open 13 more vote centers | Additional polling places to open in El Paso, Pueblo counties

Connecticut: Hotline for Conn. election fraud, voting rights abuses | Candidates clash over secretary of state duties | CT voters to decide whether to scrap 19th Century voting restrictions

Delaware: State election officials ready for midterms

Florida: New fliers list people's address, voting history | Supervisor of elections expects quick results | Sarasota Square Mall a popular early voting location | South Fla. elections official say they're ready for new check-in system | Lawyers, politicians, elections officials prepare for dread, recount in close governor's race | Getting ready for the election with the Bay Co. supervisor of elections | After 16-hour canvassing board meeting, Flagler elections supervisor says all is going 'smoothly' | Elections boss hopes software glitches are resolved| Supervisor believes early voters will make up half of ballots | Record-breaking 'Souls to the Polls' on Sunday in South Florida | High early voting turnout could mean shorter lines on Election Day

Georgia: Cowetan reports issue with voting machine | Vietnam Vets recall first voting experiences | Voting machine security | Elections board chairman sworn in

Hawaii: Elections officials struggle once again with low voter turnout | Early walk-in voting down statewide; mail-in voting flat

Idaho: Eye on Boise: Decline in voting has SoS 'troubled'

Illinois: Lawsuit filed against Rock Island clerk for voting machine issues | GOP files second lawsuit against RICO clerk | New rules make Illinois voting easier | County Clerk: Counting votes will be business as usual on Nov. 4 | Will Co. authorities urge vote-fraud reporting | UI students push for same-day voter registration | Bloom files suit asking that all touchscreen machines be tested | Taking a selfie with your ballot in the voting booth is a felony| Watching out for voting fraud in Illinois

Indiana: Account of machine malfunction concerns Democratic official | Indiana's voter ID law not generating much complaint in Elkhart Co. | Voting books are being replaced by iPads during upcoming election| Tight battle expected in secretary of state race | Voting centers working well in Vigo Co. | Long lines for early voting Saturday | Clerk candidates clash on issue of vote centers | Indiana county reports problems mailing ballots | Glitch causes problems with early ballots | If poll workers look young, they probably are | Area youngsters created distinctive 'I voted' stickers

Iowa: Polk Co. sets record for mid-term absentee ballots | Webster Co. auditor works to accommodate early voting | Secretary of state race among closest on November ballot | County is ready for general election | Parties gear up for possibility of recounts in tight races

Kansas: Kansas' five-minute limit in voting booth more a guideline, election officials say | More than 21K voter registrations in suspense because of proof-of-citizenship | Will voting problems give Kansas an election night limbo? | Teenager taking voting, working at polls to heart

Kentucky: Final preparations for Election Day | Ky. voting law leaves many out of election | Unregistered turned away from polls without penalty

Louisiana: Alleged voter fraud being investigated in New Roads | Polling places will see multi uses

Maryland: Lawsuit claims non-U.S. citizens are voting in Md. | State drops case against bitten man in Elk Neck polling place dispute

Massachusetts: Double election in Scituate could draw more voters | Voters' 'report card' gets good, bad marks | 'Election Angels' ready for Tuesday | Schools hosting Election Day bake sale

Michigan: Voting machines reaching end of useful life | Heritage High School students get a taste of democracy with mock election | County clerk expects late vote count | US Attorney to watch for election fraud, voting rights violations | Poll workers go over the details before the big day | Elections officials prepare for improved turnout, despite poor weather | No selfies, videos, campaign material allowed at polling places

Minnesota: Two Mankato precincts using e-pollbooks Tuesday | GOP SoS candidate's website crashes, he suggests it's political | Minnesotans are voting at rate of 10K ballots a day | Richfield voters can get poll wait times online | Voting smarter: County's new machines check ballots for errors | Severson wants to combat election corruption

Mississippi: Voting rights group to monitor elections | Hosemann expects first general election with voter ID to go smoothly | SoS office prepares for general election

Montana: All systems go for voting on Tuesday

Nevada: Students work to improve youth civic involvement

New Jersey: GOP challenge 600 mail-in ballot in Burlington Co.

New Mexico: SoS candidates face complaints | Sandoval ready for Election Day | Officials: New Mexico man victim of voter fraud | Rare voter fraud case reported in New Mexico

New York: NYC Dem voters get threatening letter about voting on Election Day | Suffolk BOE to do background checks on hires

North Carolina: Voting machine in Guilford Co. registers wrong votes; taken out of service | Despite shortened period, early voting numbers high | Gastonia moves ahead on staggering city council terms | Voting machine again displays wrong choice | Guildford Co. voters have problems with machines | Long lines keep polls open late on Saturday | Voters won't let bad weather deter them on last day of early voting | Ahead of midterms, voting rights and wrongs in North Carolina | Political groups prepare to monitor voters on Election Day | Cold weather has varying impact on last day of early voting

Ohio: The valley prepares for Election Day | Ohio ballot laws challenged in federal court as unconstitutional | Missing Delaware Co. absentee ballots begin to reappear | Turner and Dem raise race as an issue in final days of campaign | Golden Week on the chopping block for Ohio GOP and Dems for years | Fewer area souls get to polls in early vote

Oregon: Did your friends vote? Oregon campaigns find new ways to increase voter turnout | Online voting? Probably by 2020 Brown says | Election equipment fails, delaying ballot counting

Pennsylvania: Progressive group mistakenly sends out 30K cards with wrong voter information | Parent: Don't use school as polling place | Construction may affect access to polling place

Rhode Island: Elections board member wants to bring back bake sales

South Carolina: Write-in candidates say county poll workers not providing help promised | State Supreme Court overrules election officials, allows election to move forward | Polling sites ready to open | Fewer voters for midterms, but Election Day snags possible | Tuesday election biggest test for voter ID requirement | Group offering rides to help voters get to polls

South Dakota: Ballot issues, voter drive increase Pine Ridge early voting | Secretary of state candidate says car window smashed | Who called the sheriff? Pine Ridge voter turnout plummets, then rebounds

Tennessee: Elections: Why so many? | Election to close county schools, city to stay open

Texas: Early voting end causes frenzy for Wichita Co. election officials | Clerk's office: 'Vote flipping' no cause for alarm | How is Texas voter ID law affecting poor, minorities? Center tracks impact | Dallas Co. election officials report some confusion with voter ID law | Harrison Co. residents turn out to express election woes | Little demand for voter ID cards, but some hit obstacles

U.S. Virgin Islands: Problem with symbol voting on new machines affects Senate ballot | Police called to joint elections board meeting after public refuses to leave for illegal executive session | Superior Court judge to hear motion seeking sanctions against elections supervisor | Mapp sues to stop elections preventing voters from scanning their own ballots

Utah: Getting ready for Election Day

Virginia: New ID laws has ACLU monitoring polls ahead of election | Fairfax Co. offers Korean-language elections hotline | Absentee ballots mixed up

Wisconsin: Supervisor's newsletter mistakenly says photo ID is needed Tuesday | How to be an election worker

Wyoming: Rural election judges set up remote outposts for county voters