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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