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November 5-7, 2011

National News: States with strict voter photo ID laws more than tripled in 2011 | Disputes over tighter voting procedures grow as election year approaches

Arizona: County scrambles to avoid chaos at new polling places

California: Like 1-2-3: Ranked-choice voting here to stay | Ranked choice put to the test in S.F. mayor race | Vote-by-mail on rise, if not overall participation

Connecticut: Would-be voters in Conn. get reprieve after storm

Florida: Small elections still mean same-size ballots in Indian River County | Pace teacher might face $1K fine for voter registration violation

Georgia: Judge deals ultimatum to Rockdale elections board | Georgians asked to watch out for voter fraud

Illinois: Cook County clerk honors Lemont election judges

Indiana: A history of voting machines in Monroe County since 1963 | Tuesday's paper ballots will be counted by hand | County officials considering implementing vote centers | Candidates listed in wrong order; fix will cost $7,500 | Some Vanderburg Dems expressing concern new vote centers weren't publicized enough | Absentee ballots 'disappear' in Clark County

Louisiana: Secretary of state Tom Schedler gets two inaugurations in three months

Maine: History of same-day registration in Maine | Bring same-day registration back? Maine votes | Governor urges 'no' vote on Question 1 | Democratic lawmaker urges Mainers to restore election-day registration law | Same-day voting supporters hold rally

Massachusetts: Election officials brace for Election Day turnout | Group to monitor Asian-American voter access

Minnesota: Ranked voting comes to St. Paul city council election | For St. Paul's ranked-choice voting, it's showtime | 49 Dakota County residents charged with illegally voting in 2008 | Mailbox as ballot box gains wider favor

Mississippi: Initiative 27 targets voter fraud | Absentee balloting on the rise

New Jersey: State ready to help voters who run into problems

New York: St. Lawrence County to spend nearly $100K on Tuesday elections | Changes should limit Election Day issues, officials say

North Carolina: Cumberland County's elections board is out of space | Dems sue over redistricting plans in NC | Ballot delivery sparks investigation

Ohio: Electronic sign-in will be used Tuesday | County plans to prevent provisional ballot problems | Former board of elections director dies at 79 | Toledo crowd protests early vote center closure | Election worker fired for marking on application

Pennsylvania: All systems are a go for Montgomery County general election | Officials expect vote counting to proceed smoothly this election | Sunny, clear skies predicted for Election Day | High schoolers to work polls | Lorraine County ramps up Spanish-language voting | Election staffer retires from polling position

Rhode Island: Donate food to need vets at polls on Election Day

South Carolina: Atlantic Beach election commission overturns mayoral and town council election results | Atlantic Beach to hold fresh election in 180 days | Election officials question AB election hearing | Myrtle Beach officials deny protest, uphold city council election

Tennessee: Driver's license offices help residents with new voter ID laws

Texas: Lee says county clerk confusing voters on voter ID | Centers meant to make voting simpler | Travis vote centers give people choice about where to cast ballots

Utah: BYU study: Maverick voters worry about ballot secrecy

Virginia: Avoid election headaches with new 'How to' guide | Law society answers voter questions on hotline | Polling place changes for town of Quantico | State elections come with changes | Fairfax County still needs more than 2,000 poll workers

Washington: Reed says email voting in the future | King County elections director invited to explain unmailed ballots

Wisconsin: Voter ID law still drawing debate