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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

April 27, 2016

National News: How the U.S. ended up with today's paper ballots | Selfies in the voting booth? Snapchat fights for the right | Fliers can register to vote on Virgin America | Americans are really attached to their I Voted stickers

Arizona: Judge tosses March voting fiasco lawsuit | Challenge to primary results tossed

Connecticut: Steady turnout reported | Rain not dampening turnout in West Hartford | Few early problems in primary voting | Wallingford schools requiring photo ID vote, complaints filed with secretary of state's office | New Haven poll workers have a 16-hour day ahead | Confusion at the polls | Election officials to investigate access complaints | Ganim tells cops to leave polling sites

Delaware: Absentee ballots more than double from '08 | Delaware gears up for September primary

Georgia: Everything to know about voting in Georgia | Ga. ends 90-day 'black out' period for voter registration | Elections official named Catoosa Co. employee of the month

Hawaii: Voting reforms mulled

Illinois: DuPage looking to consolidate election commission, clerk's office

Indiana: Vigo Co. opens 6 voting centers for early voting | Secretary of state's office says voters should plan ahead

Kansas: Will Johnson Co. be ready for the 2016 election?| Why the extra ballots?

Maryland: Long lines, warm weather mark Maryland's primary election day | Problems at Baltimore polls, city elections chief explains | Hogan signs bill to increase voter participation | For Baltimore man with criminal record, first time voting provides hope | St. Mary's ranks third worst in early voting turnout | Parish Hall to be open to voters despite road work| Missing 'I Voted' stickers being delivered to Baltimore polls | Lots of voters, few problems seen at polls | PG Co. voters welcome paper ballots | Smooth sailing so far at Washington Co. polls | State reports light to moderate voting without major glitches | Carroll Co. voters hit the polls, paper ballots get mixed reviews | Voters react to new voting system | Edwards seeks court order to keep polls open | Issues at John Eager polling place | Four Baltimore polling places ordered to remain open | Some precinct confusion in Glen Burnie | Edgewater voters tackle polling place confusion| Help at the polls | Officials: Provisional ballots run out at Enoch Pratt | Some polling places open late, election judges leave | City health officials go to polling places and offer voters chance to save lives | Some Baltimore voters show up at late-closing polls

Minnesota: Ely polling place stays put | Senators make new voting push for freed felons

Mississippi: Hosemann to ask governor for special session to address election reforms | Hosemann again pushes for passage of voting reform

New York: NY may expand online voter registration | BOE boss apologizes for primary debacle | BOE commissioners knew about purging voter rolls, district leader says

North Carolina: NC NAACP to appeal decision in voter ID case | Opponents to appeal ID ruling | Locals react to ID ruling | How North Carolina became the epicenter of voting rights battle

Pennsylvania: Johnstown power outage doesn't impact polls | Election day superstitions, traditions abound at Famous 4th St. Deli | Voter turnout appears heavier than usual in Philly | York Co. precincts report high turnout | Some voters delayed by ballot problem | Trans woman forced to produce name-change documents to vote in primary | Reports of high turnout, smooth voting in midstate | Red Lion students get voting practice | Lunch time power outage doesn't affect voting | Problems reported at some polling precincts | Bellefonte students take a behind-the-scenes look at democracy | Lawrence Co. poll workers incorrectly tell voters candidate is off the ballot | Minimal issues at Pa. polling places | Midstate officials: Turnout good, 'no floating body parts' | Power outage at polling location | Pa. poll-locating websites riddled with problems

Rhode Island: Polls busy at open | Rhode Island secretary of state in-studio interview | Early turnout strong | Primary problems leave some voters frustrated | Long walk to polling place causes 90-year-old man to miss out on voting for first time | Block Island polling place runs out of Dem ballots | Some confusion over consolidation of polling places

Tennessee: Online voter registration coming in 2017

Texas: Webb Co. elections administrator evaluated | Judge at polling site raises concerns

Virginia: GOP leaders call for special session on McAuliffe's voting rights order

West Virginia: Mon County opens three polling sites for early voting | Officials gearing up for early voting |Greenbrier Co. prepares for voting | Early voting begins today | WV law: No ballot selfies

Wisconsin: GAB doesn't act on plea to ask for funding of voter ID education | Elections board to request funds for stateside voter ID education campaign