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October 30, 2012

National: How Sandy effects early voting in swing states | Election lawyers ready to challenge alleged illegal voting activity | Will Hurricane Sandy affect voting next week? | Voting rights advocates: It's not as bad as we thought | Will this election be a replay of 2000? | Hurricane Sandy forces poll closures | Election watchdogs keep wary eye on paperless e-voting systems | Could the election be delayed by Hurricane Sandy? | Hurricane Sandy puts pressure on early voting | Postal Service: Mail-in ballots will be fine

Alabama: Supreme Court ruling nears on Shelby County challenge to Voting Rights Act | Supreme Court won't rule today on Alabama challenge to Voting Rights Act

Arizona: 2 Pima County early ballots falsified, sent in

Arkansas: Jonesboro residents plan federal lawsuit | Yuma County makes voting easier

California: Local organizations partner to help seniors, disabled get to the polls | LA County reports record high voter registration | San Bernardino County registrar's office promotes relocated polling places | Fresno County preps for Election Day | Sample ballot sent to Malibu voters contains errors

Connecticut: In-person voter registration in Conn. extended to Thursday | Voter registration deadline extended to Thursday | Plan B for voting next week? Polling places may be changed | Hurricane Sandy may force officials to hand-count ballots, but election will go on

Colorado: Boulder County settles election lawsuit by allowing more access to ballot observers | Voting in person is tradition for some | Confusion surrounds mail ballot process in Summit County

Florida: More than 200 absentee ballots rejected in Duval & Sandy may cause late mail-ins | Treasure Coast sees high turnout during first weekend of early voting | Early voting lines still lengthy | Assistant U.S. Attorney named to handle voting complaints in Tampa Bay area | Second printing error could jeopardize another 500 PBC absentee ballots | Lee, Collier County residents should be on the look-out for voter intimidation letters | Long lines don't deter early voters | Anna Maria election vacancy comes post-election | Elections spat with candidate's mother draws deputies

Georgia: Gwinnett addresses early voting issues | Georgia early voting nears 1 million | Augusta man's vote in jeopardy after he says Post Office made a mistake | Despite hiccups, elections director ready for November | Ballot issues an easy fix; redistricting causes some confusion

Hawaii: Early voting turnout increases for general election

Idaho: Idaho's voter ID law new to some voters

Indiana: State advises local officials on Election Day emergency preparedness | Indiana children to cast their own ballots on Election Day | License branch hours extended for voter ID cards | Long Crown Point lines irk some early voters | Absentee voting draws large crowd in Cass County | Indiana readies election officials for emergencies

Iowa: Governor, secretary of state predict 'close election' in Iowa | Election officials prepare to count absentee ballots | A sign of voter fraud? No, according to some local residents | State agents investigate absentee ballot problems | International poll watchers meeth with Polk County

Louisiana: Early voting to close Tuesday in Louisiana | Early voting ends today, draws crowds

Maine: Voting machines to ease a big pain for small Maine towns

Maryland: Vote site volunteers prep for Election Day | Election officials: Do your homework before heading to the polls | Tuesday's early voting canceled | O'Malley cancels early voting on Tuesday, schedules makeup day

Massachusetts: Gloucester County offices closed on Monday | Election observers need to show IDs | Galvin urges printing of voters lists now

Minnesota: Election Day voters should plan ahead | Secretary of state reminds storm volunteers to vote absentee | Hennepin County board poised to oppose voter ID amendment

Mississippi: 2 vie for election commission

Missouri: Missouri voters feeling left behind by early voting | Secretary of state candidates split on top issue facing the office | Election officer plans to monitor voting day complaints | St. Louis County board of elections well prepared for general election

Montana: Montana Indians seek emergency election order | Sanders County candidate dies; name will still be on ballot | Tribal members seek more polling places on remote Montana reservations

Nebraska: Batcheller aims to oust Gill as Woodbury County auditor | Omaha's ES&S plans for the worse on Election Day: No power

Nevada: Surge in early voting expected to persist

New Hampshire: NH advising emergency responders to get ballots

New Jersey: Batteries, generators will be ready so polls can open Nov. 6 | Vote by mail applications still due Oct. 30 in Monmouth County | Mail-in voters churn on despite Sandy | Power outages from Sandy could impact election

New York: State Island voting machines taken to higher ground | We'll vote not matter watt: gov

North Carolina: Election officials say there are long lines at some early voting locations | WSSU early -voting list raises GOP hackles | Bad weather greets some early voters at NC polls | Election officials monitor weather | Storm doesn't slow voting surge | Early voting turnout heavy despite storm | Men with same name face ballot confusion | Election chief: Scams, misbehavior mark 2012

North Dakota: County alerts residents to voter requirements

Ohio: Early voting in Columbus still brisk | Early voters visit Ohio polls despite high winds | Provisional ballots could keep Ohio's presidential outcome in doubt for days after election | Say hello to the Ohio official who might pick the next president | Some angst on early ballots | Ohioans get additional voting hours | Elections officials prepare for power outages, keeping voters heading to polls

Oklahoma: Voters with disabilities in Oklahoma have voting options

Oregon: Kate Brown leads in Oregon SOS race, but more than a third undecided

Pennsylvania: Delivery delayed on some Montco voting machines due to storm | Elections officials readying plans for dealing with Sandy aftermath | Pa. power losses could trigger backup voting plans | The storm affects the vote; absentee-ballot deadline extended in Pa. | 1.3M PECO customers get incorrect voter info | Philadelphia election officials struggle with storm, postal glitch

South Carolina: Election officials fight voting myths | Absentee ballots cast up almost 50%

South Dakota: Absentee voting grows in popularity

Tennessee: Election commission prepares for large voter turnout | Tennessee, Memphis at odds over provisional ballots | Memphis pushes back over library ID voting policy | Memphis demands state stop policy of provisional ballots for voters who show library photo ID card | City responds to state appeal in photo voter ID case | Special Saturday hours to issue voter photo IDs

Texas: Special Report: Voter ID splits Austinites | DPS voter registration problems feared in Texas | Texas officials: Motor voter should check status | Elections administrator: Notices mailed to help avoid election day confusion | Human error blamed for elections mess in Medina County | Thousands of voters on suspended list | Travis County voter catches absentee ballot mistake

Utah: Many Utah voters flock to the polls early

Virginia: Storm throws wrench into works of Va. voting efforts | Absentee voters casting ballots earlier with relaxed rules | Falls Church absentee voting ends at Noon

Washington: Late voter registration rush swamps Cowlitz County elections office | Shorter than expected wait on final voter registration day | Some who haven't received ballots can get replacement | Quarter of election ballots returned in Franklin, Benton counties

West Virginia: Early voting continues despite weather, except in Morgan County | Voters flood polls ahead of storm | Early voting continues despite storm | Morgan County to suspend early voting | Tennant urges W.Va. voters take caution in weather

Wisconsin: Testing, testing: Election preparations carried out in River Falls | GAB head projects 3M voters, expresses concerns about polling places

Wyoming: Absentee ballots to get own precinct