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October 31, 2012

National News: Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election? | Sandy-caused power outages may complicate Election Day | Storm prompts shifts in voting procedures | Large power outages raise concerns for Election Day | Storm-affected states quickly resume early voting | Officials scramble to prep for elections | Battleground-state voters get letters about citizenship | Storm brings complications one week before vote | Will you be able to vote next Tuesday? Despite Sandy, probably so | Officials brace for Sandy's effects on Election Day | Astronauts file absentee ballots | Storm's havoc might force polling places to move

Alabama: Could Hurricane Sandy delay the election? Probably not | Poll workers prepare for Election Day

Arizona: Voter ID law costs legitimate votes | Spanish-language voter awareness campaign launch to combat errors | Group: State laws keep 200K felons from voting in Arizona

Arkansas: Ballot glitch frustrates Senate hopeful | Secretary of state's office to post digital precinct maps with voting totals on election night

California: Central Valley voter registration numbers like rest of Calif. sees spikes | Riverside County registrar expecting busy election

Colorado: 3 Colorado counties' touch-screen voting machines worry activists | Gessler: Colorado prepared for the election spotlight | Gessler: Colorado prepared for election spotlight | Sorting out last-minute confusion over mail ballots | Boulder County hosts election open house

Connecticut: Voter registration deadline extended to 8pm | Days before Election Day, Conn. elections officials assess impact on polling places | Storm's impact on Conn. polling places assessed

District of Columbia: DC extends early voting hours | Mendelson vs. D.C. board of elections

Florida: Four days into early voting, problems arise | Dade Co. changes precinct reconciliation procedures | At current pace, early voting totals won't reach 2008 level | Elections office buzzing behind the scenes | Race analysis: Manatee County supervisor of elections | Line is still substantial for early voting in Manatee | Thousands of poll watchers signed up in Florida | Absentee voting is easy--but ballots often tossed out | Elections officials plan for storms like Hurricane Sandy | Voting still long process for most | New software to make election night results easier to read in St. Lucie | Judge refuses emergency hearing on Boynton Beach election issue | Manatee official in dustup with poll workers | Ft. Lauderdale polling places change for thousands of voters

Georgia: Weather may chill local early voting turnout | Fulton County officials warned about early voting buttons

Hawaii: State says it's ready to administer election in Hawaii County

Indiana: State urges election officials to prep for emergencies | Election briefs: Wait times at voting sites increase | Voters ignore weather, stream to polls | SOS urges voters to ignore letters claiming to be part of voter audit

Iowa: Absentee ballot confusion resolved | Secretary of state: Voting monitors face arrest in Iowa | Story County auditor's office warns of incorrect mailing

Kansas: US attorney will monitor election complaints in Kansas

Louisiana: In New Orleans area, early voter turnout is 25 percent higher than in 2008 | Big election after massive storm? La. has the know-how

Maryland: Early voting extended, resumes Wednesday

Massachusetts: Secretary of state says training illegal

Michigan: Mid-Michigan clerks prepare for Election Day

Minnesota: Voter ID: Fraud prevention or fiasco? | With unchanging arguments, debaters spar over value of voter ID amendment | Outside money pads voter ID foe's coffers

Missouri: Secretary of state candidates share their priorities | Election officer will oversee complaints on Election Day

Montana: Judge denies satellite voting for Montana Indians | Judge denies request to put satellite voting offices on Montana reservations | Montana candidates: Secretary of state

Nebraska: Guidelines for voting in Nebraska on Election Day | Gale clarifies: No armed officials at polling sites

Nevada: Washoe County registrar reports early voting on pace to surpass 2008 | Bar code on your sample ballot can speed up voting at polls

New Hampshire: Town clerk clears up voter ID confusion

New Jersey: NJ officials plan to proceed with elections next week despite Sandy damage

New Mexico: Early voting is heavy in Bernalillo County

New York: City board 'confident' polls will be ready on Election Day | Election Day polling sites could change due to Sandy damage | New York may set up alternate polling places |Changes to Utica polling locations upset residents, officials

North Carolina: Reports of voting glitches subside | State elections chief warns of dirty tricks | Elections officials troubled by raucous election activity

Ohio: Elections officials make final plans | At polls, observer role can be dicey | State data glitch delays delivery of thousands of Ohio voter registration records | Last-minute task for election board | Pizza-for-votes complaint tossed | Board set for election | Poll worker an Election Day staple | Problem found at board of elections

Oklahoma: Patience asked from voters on Election Day

Pennsylvania: Pa. absentee voters get more time | City Commission: Voting booths will be there | Sandy delays voting booth delivery | Corbett moves to ensure power available at polls | Storm can't stop election preparations | Pa. laboring to fix power at polling sites | Storm could cause voting problems in Pa. | Deadline for absentee ballots extended until 5pm today | Westmoreland judge authorizes 3 to vote | Judge: Absentee ballots submitted before end of Election Day will be counted | Officials work to avoid voter glitches

South Carolina: All SC voter registration machines go down, causing long lines | Record absentee voters shut down state system | LC poll volunteers prepare for Election Day | Computer problem causes long lines for voters | South Carolina election officials seek to dispel voting myths | Voters will notice something unusual on Charleston ballots

Tennessee: MTSU poll says 81 percent of Tennesseans support voter ID law | City sends cease and desist letter in voter ID case

Texas: Olson drafting bills to prevent vote fraud | Human error blamed for elections mess in Medina County | Nueces County elections officials reassure absentee voters ballots will be delivered

Utah: Vote tabulator gets tested | Printing error slows Utah County absentee ballot scanning

Virginia: Election officials training changes with voter ID law | Storm prompts Loudon to extend absentee voting | Few local registrars offering extended absentee voting hours | Va. governor says he's confident voting in battleground state will be unaffected by Sandy

Washington: Some voters receive two ballots due to registration changes | State sends out thousands of defective voter pamphlets | Voter participation rises in Washington since becoming a mail-in ballot state

West Virginia: Early voting sites open Tuesday | Power outage knocks out early voting | Elkhart polling places fully staffed...for now

Wisconsin: Behind the scenes look at absentee voting