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October 19, 2012

National News: Nightmare scenarios worry both parties | Gains in voting-machine technologies could be cancelled out by errors introduced through mail and Internet voting | Millions lose access to polls, have votes go uncounted, report says | Election protection pushing mobile app amid voter ID worries | State parties praise federal hotline on election fraud, suppression | AFL-CIO prepares for 'election protection' | Swing-state billboards warning against voter fraud stir backlash | More Asian immigrants are finding ballots in their native language

Overseas Voting News: States struggling to meet deadlines for delivering absentee ballots

Alabama: Deadline for Alabama's absentee ballots for military and overseas voters extended

Arizona: Why Arizona's native voters are in peril

California: LA councilman, wife plead not guilty in voter fraud case | SJ registrar encouraged, surprised by recent swell in young county voters | Registrar reminds voters to add extra postage when mailing ballots | New mobile app allows voters to check voting status and procedure

Colorado: U.S. Attorney's office to look for vote fraud | Gessler gave self $1400 to cover expenses without receipts

Connecticut: New Haven reprinting absentee ballots because of missed question

District of Columbia: Prospects dim for corporate campaign donation ban

Florida: Hand-copying PBC ballots likely to lead to errors, lawsuits, election observers warn | Two vie for Flagler supervisors of elections post | Suwannee elections office gearing up for Nov. 6 | Duplicate absentee ballots worries couple | Elections officials prepare for Election Day | State looking at reports of people voting twice

Georgia: Voters can avoid long lines if they don't vote at library | Former Forsyth elections director will help Fulton

Hawaii: Printer blamed for mailing of duplicate ballots to Manoa

Illinois: Clerks lobby against election filing deadline on Christmas Eve

Indiana: Indiana agency sets hearing for man denied voter ID

Iowa: Johnson County auditor overspent equipment budget by $85K

Kansas: KanVote Action group protests Wichita DMV | County employees to help with Nov. 6 elections

Maryland: Group warns Md.'s online voter registration could lead to fraud | Disquiet over congressional map leads to call for reform

Massachusetts: Election Day observers are OK at Cape Cod polls

Michigan: Clerk predicts long lines at polls on Election Day | Zeeland Township clerk among those sued over military ballots

Minnesota: Advocate for the disabled says voter ID could create barriers | Split Cottage Grove city council says it opposes voter ID amendment | Election official: Absentee voting has problems

Missouri: Candidates at odds on voter ID laws | Sharp differences mark secretary of state race

Nevada: Washoe County makes final preparations for early voting

New Hampshire: Is a 'perfect storm' brewing for a long Election Day

New Jersey: Bergen County will absorb added mailing cost of heavier absentee ballots

New Mexico: Federal prosecutor to handle voting rights, fraud complaints on Election Day

New York: 250K voters in Monroe County to use new voting machines for the first time | In Dutchess County, battle brews over dorm dwellers' voting rights

North Carolina: Voters line up to cast ballots on first day of early voting | Long lines as NC early voting begins

Ohio: Election ruling causes changes | Early voting a controversial convenience

Pennsylvania: Voter ID opponents say state's ad campaign is misleading | Montgomery County to suspend voter photo ID card program | Glitch tied to ID laws

Rhode Island: RI reviewing instant-runoff voting

South Carolina: SCDP corrects voter ID flier circulated in Dorchester County

Tennessee: Voter ID law intact for now, court will make ruling soon | Voter ID appeal sharply questioned by judges

Texas: Ballot to be Bexar's biggest ever | Courthouse flooding concerns officials | County addresses potential precinct questions | Vaccinations to be offered near polling sites

Virginia: Phoenixville man with GOP ties arrested for tossing Va. voter forms

West Virginia: Officials test voting machines | Federal prosecutors in W.Va. to promote clean elections

Wisconsin: Winnebago County voting machines pass test run | GAB head emphasizes voter preparedness | Polling places not ADA complaint