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2014

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

December 30, 2014

National News: Poll: Young adults will volunteer, less likely to vote

Arizona: Appeals court refuses to reconsider ruling | Q&A with Secretary of State Ken Bennett

California: City of Salinas sues to block special tax election | Tommy Gong, new SLO Co. clerk-recorder has passion for martial arts

Colorado: Election costs fall following 2013 reform | Central City clerk, election vindicated

Delaware: Kent Co. race recount produces a tie | McKenna and Dunn tie in recount

Georgia: Four new members join reformed Douglas Co. elections board

Indiana: Appeals Court throws out 3 convictions in Charlie White case | Appeals court strikes half of Charlie White's convictions

Iowa: Online voter registration rule hearing set for Tuesday

Kansas: Appeals court refuses to reconsider ruling

Kentucky: After 25 years and 48 elections, Campbell Co. clerk's work is done

Michigan: Local clerks say they'll be prepared for May election

Missouri: No surprises expected in recount | County executive race recount begins

New Jersey: Getting out the vote in the wake of Superstorm Sandy | Carneys Point looking into possible undelivered sample ballots, officials say

New York: McCoy says judge will back up county in settlement dispute | GOP elections commissioners ready to move on

Pennsylvania: Council agrees to look at alternative polling places for school sites

South Carolina: Chester Co. election date set

Texas: Central Texas special election hits during holidays

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint elections board agrees on state plan review

Virginia: Voters sue Virginia over election districting

West Virginia: Lewis commission names Rowan clerk

Wisconsin: Walker willing to look at partisan elections board

Monday, 29 December 2014

December 24-29, 2014

Arizona: Court asked to reassess voter registration rules | Yavapai elections officials win top awards in 3 areas of encouraging voters

Connecticut: Milford Twp. aces election audit | Hartford registrars describe office disputes | Committee meets to hear testimony on voting mishaps | Lawmakers plan to tackle election reform

Delaware: Judge orders hand recount of absentee ballots

Florida: Report shows 124 voters in PBC cast votes on wrong ballot | School principals could register students to vote | Election officials come together | Elections supervisors offer scholarship | Turnout could be dismal for March election | 124 voters cast votes on wrong ballot in PBC

Iowa: 37% of Iowans straight-party voted | Online voter registration is coming to Iowa, Pate says

Kansas: States seek rehearing of voter citizenship lawsuit | Johnson Co. election office gears up to manage a mountain of paper

Maryland: ES&S wins contract to provide statewide voting system for Maryland | Gaithersburg BOE to discuss 2015 elections on Jan. 7

Missouri: Dunklin Co. clerk: 'I've had 30 good years' | Dispute over paperwork prevents prosecution in Boone Co. petition fraud case | Fake signatures suspected | Recount raises questions about integrity of election

New Jersey: Fliers seek vote-tampering info in Bogota

New York: Quinn to retire as GOP election chief | McCoy offers deal to end lawsuit

North Carolina: Voters OK major changes to High Point elections | Vote still out on impact of NC's new election law on turnout

Ohio: Elections board begins $1.8M renovation | Raises approved for Clark Co. BOE staff

Pennsylvania: Pa. lawmakers propose ways to modernize voter registration | Cross-state voter checks come to Pa. | Potential voter registration changes

Tennessee: Wilson Co. voters thank veterans | Elections officials honored at luncheon

Texas: Activists decry voter registrar training requirement | Voter registration group sees hurdles | Harrison Co. commissioners appoint county clerk as temp elections admin | All volunteer deputy registrars in Texas to lose certification | Early voting starts Monday

Utah: Mail-in balloting cost more; county official says switch will save money

U.S. Virgin Islands: Ross resigns from 'dysfunctional' elections board | Judge vacates warrant against Fawkes | Judge rules Hansen recount null and void

Vermont: Condos appoints new deputy secretary of state

Virginia: Governor eyes new election machines | King William registrar receives 'early Christmas present' from state | Yost proposes rejoining split precincts in MoCo

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Monday, 22 December 2014

December 20-22, 2014

Arizona: McSally picks up five votes in recount, Barber gets nine

Arkansas: Grand jury sought in mayoral election case

California: Rodewald gets warm send-off as longtime county elections official retires

Colorado: A farewell to Fran

Connecticut: More workers, training helped avoid delays in voting, registrars say

Florida: Petition drive for 2016 could make it easier for ex-offenders to regain voting rights

Idaho: Idaho's longtime secretary of state to retire

Illinois: Cook Co. sees 69 percent increase in early voting

Indiana: St. Joseph Co. elections board decides against vote centers | Vote centers will not be coming to St. Joseph Co. | Bratcher Haas leaving clerk's office after 42-year run

Iowa: Woman found not guilty of voting violation

Kansas: Lawrence schools, Douglas Co. prepare for first mail-ballot election

Louisiana: Ouachita Parish leaders take first step bringing early voting to west side of river

Maryland: MVA to tweak parts of voter registration process | Dems sought to serve on election board

Massachusetts: Half of Blessed Trinity Church's food collection taken on election day

Missouri: Ward 1 polling places merged

New Hampshire: Guardian of New Hampshire's presidential primary ready for another round

New Mexico: State asks to check ballots | State to check ballots in Colfax Co.

North Carolina: Turnout stats shed new light on voting law changes | High court backs NC voting maps as drawn | BOE receives tech upgrade for next year's elections

Oklahoma: Election board: Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Oregon: County manager fires clerk

Rhode Island: BOE employee alleges discrimination, retaliation

Texas: State rep. files bills to counter voter ID law | Cox to be considered temp Harrison Co. elections head

U.S. Virgin Islands: 2 days after completing recount, BOE struggling to certify it

Wisconsin: GAB disputes claims that staff mishandled Walker campaign probe | Kevin Kennedy defends GAB, says criticism about audit 'overblown'  

Friday, 19 December 2014

December 19, 2014

Arizona: Reagan names top staffers to SoS office

California: City council approves Glendale Unified's ballot request | Chula Vista ends recount | Del Mar hires consultant to assist with advisory vote

District of Columbia: For 2 tied ANC races, a not-so-technical way to decide rules the day | Voting didn't do it, so D.C. settle two tied elections by drawing names

Georgia: Henry elections chief retires after 16 years

Illinois: Report analyzes Nov. 4 election in Cook County | Quinn calls legislative session to consider special election | Write-in prompts primary election in Bloomington

Indiana: Recount in Clark Co. certified | County Clerk Eldridge reflects on her historic win

Maryland: Democrats seek applicants for board of elections

Missouri: Retiring county clerk reflects on career | Stream seeks recount of November election

New Jersey: Bogota Dems file vote-tampering complaint in Superior Court

New Mexico: Recount reveals an extra vote

New York: Mayor signs bills into law

Ohio: Husted certifies official election results | First hearings set are last for handful of bills in House

Pennsylvania: Deputy chief clerk to resign from post

South Carolina: Election board issues order for new election in Chester Co. | Election board issues order for new election

Texas: Suit seeks to void Bandera mayoral election result | County approves creation of elections administrator

U.S. Virgin Islands: Hearing will continue Monday after Fawkes returns

Virginia: Botetourt considers reducing number of voting precincts | Charlottesville man finds out his rights have been restored | ACLU applauds McAuliffe's announcement on restoration of rights | McAuliffe announces restoration of voting rights to over 5,100 Virginians

Washington: Dexter keeps lead after absentee count

Thursday, 18 December 2014

December 18, 2014

Alabama: Court upholds Alabama ballot-access requirements

Arizona: Recount over, McSally wins | McSally wins by 167 votes

Arkansas: Legal complaint filed over Blytheville mayoral election

California: Election change in Glendale to be placed on ballot | Voters plead tossed ballots be counted in Chula Vista council race | Salinas attorney taking legal action to stop special election | Council OKs $200K for special election

Colorado: Lawsuit filed over Adams Co. ballot secrecy | Adams Co. clerk, Gessler sued over ballot secrecy

Connecticut: Registrars to hold county-wide meeting

District of Columbia: So long April: DC Council approves change to primary election date | D.C. primary election date to remain moving target

Florida: Detzner reappointed as SoS

Illinois: Vote recount finds all requested totals valid

Indiana: Clark Co. clerk's race recount could wrap up today | Questions remain in Clark election recount

Iowa: Voter rights groups seek changes to online rule

Kentucky: Grimes pleads legal challenge if Paul attempts simultaneous races

Louisiana: Officials want early voting site in west Ouachita

Maryland: State to change voting system

Missouri: Kander releases report on elections integrity unit successes | Kander touts work of new elections unit

New York: City Council to review bill that would allow early voting

North Carolina: Will judge hear voting lawsuit? | State BOE releases demographics for 2014 general election

Ohio: Public gives views on voter precinct changes

Pennsylvania: Third Ward polls move back to Rec Park | Third Ward voting venue to change again

Rhode Island: Judge rebukes Mollis

South Carolina: Richland Co. elections commission seeks new director, office for upcoming year | Election process accelerated due to trial, retirement

South Dakota: Secretary of state-elect seeks election changes

Tennessee: Election's over, but lawsuit lingers

U.S. Virgin Islands: Fawkes observing Florida election despite contempt charge

Utah: Thousands visit vote.utah.gov to make voter registration selections

Virginia: McAuliffe entertains with comment about voting equipment

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

December 17, 2014

National News: Nominations agreed to by consent vote
California: Judge: Long Beach justified in not including ballot measure | Long Beach city council set to call special election | In Long Beach ballot fight, judge rules in favor of city | Recall election will cost district thousands

Florida: New legislation could allow former felons to vote in federal elections | Voting slow in primary for Jax House seat

Georgia: Terrell Co. elections office moves | City attorney not representing Fort Oglethorpe elections chief in lawsuit

Kentucky: Still no winner in Meade Co. clerk race | Grimes has 'bigger plan' after losing Senate race, but still undecided

Maryland: New voting machines finally on horizon | MoCo elections director sends email debunking news reports, but not to board

Massachusetts: First-ever recall in Fall River

Michigan: Former GR city clerk's lawsuit down to $1M | House panel agrees to strike petition voting rule

Mississippi: Convicted felon, one other indicted for illegally voting in Hattiesburg | Candidate asks for supervisor oversight and law enforcement during election and vote count

Missouri: County clerk talks election business at county commission meeting

New Mexico: Dunn wins land commissioner seat after recount finalized

New York: Early voting would come to NYC under new bill | Schools, county to talk polling places

North Carolina: How 2014 turnout data may fit into NC voting lawsuits | Court: Gilbert's salary should have been higher

Oregon: State certifies recount

Pennsylvania: Veteran state rep busted for taking $8,750 bribe to oppose ID law

Texas: Turnout lower for runoffs so far, Travis Co. officials say | County absorbs cost of election | Jan. 6 special election poses challenges | Pizza case denied by AG

U.S. Virgin Islands: Judge issues warrant for supervisor of elections

Virginia: Voting machine proposal puts at least one locality's plans on hold | Voting machines to aid area

Wisconsin: GAB director defends agency; Walker says he's open to change | Wisconsin elections board defends work

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

December 16, 2014

Alabama: SEC primary picking up steam, has support of outgoing SoS | Group gives Bill of Rights award to man who wears holstered gun to vote

Arizona: McSally-Barber race to be decided Wednesday | Pima recount complete

California: Could this simple idea fix LA's voter turnout fail? | Candidate gives up on recount, pins hope on uncounted votes | Razor-thin margin on Measure J requires recount | Compromise in battle over LA election calendar changes

Colorado: Adams Co. ballot troubles could end up in court

Florida: Lists of complaints against Flagler officials grows | Fewer thank 9K voters expected to decide House primary

Illinois: No changes in new election results

Indiana: Recount hearing on Clark Co. clerk's race to be held Wednesday

Kentucky:Snodgrass retirement party draws across party lines

Minnesota: Pope Co. makes top ten for turnout

Mississippi: Hinds to pay attorney to defend election commission | Lawsuit over Hinds Co. election headed to State Supreme Court

New Hampshire: Secretary of state warns of potential voter fraud

New Jersey: Morristown names East Orange attorney as new town clerk

New York: Steuben Legislature OKs election commissioners | At last, BOE's Sugarman and three staffers are special investigators

South Carolina: Jackson makes allegations directed at election board

Tennessee: State attorney asks judge to dismiss Amendment 1 lawsuit | Double Springs precincts may remain combined

Texas: Council runoff could cost more than expected | County creates new elections position

Virginia: McAuliffe proposes $28M to replace voting machines around Va. | Va. governor announces new voting machines

Wisconsin: Knudson defends push to overhaul GAB | Wisconsin elections board looks at ballot design

Monday, 15 December 2014

December 13-15, 2014

Arizona: Cochise Co. recount done | 21 additional ballots discovered during CD2 recount | Pima Co. to do 2nd District hand recount Monday

Arkansas: Officials hear complaints, questions over churches as voting locations

Florida: Weeks and ex-candidate file load of ethics and elections complains on commissioners

Georgia: Commissioners mull shrinking elections board | Early voting to begin for special elections

Indiana: Clark GOP vows appeal if recount changes clerk race

Iowa: Iowa senate majority leader credits same-day registration for victory

Kansas: Douglas Co. clerk warns legislative panel about moving local elections to November

Maryland: Hyattsville council considering allowing 16-year-olds right to vote in city elections

Maine: Long Island ballot mystery long on drama

Missouri: The price of democracy: November election cost $289,156

Nevada: Hagar: Recent defeat won't end Ross Miller's career

New Hampshire: Is a ban on 'ballot selfies' overkill?

New Jersey: Bobbitt requests recount, later withdraws from race | Voter turnout again plunges to new low in New Jersey

New Mexico: Hobbs voter ID special election saw low turnout

New York: Elections boards look to modernize vote counting | S.H. council race to be decided by lots | Herkimer Co. BOE changing | Steuben Co. to vote on election commissioners

North Carolina: Wake elections board wants lawsuit over districts decided soon

North Dakota: Legislative session could bring proposed changes to voting law

Ohio: BOE is at an impasse

South Dakota: State's attorney Deadrick switching to secretary of state

Texas: Harrison fires its elections director | Secretary of state: County's elections issues serious | Residents celebrate Civil Rights, Voting acts with parade | Early voting in Austin runoffs declines in second week

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board will continue recount this weekend | St. Thomas deputy elections supervisor's paid leave runs out after 4 months | St. Croix elections board will resume recount today; court hearing pushed to next week

Virginia: Fairfax election officials to showcase new voting machines as special election nears

Wisconsin: Flashback 2014: Wisconsin's voter ID law delayed | Republicans seize on audit critical of state elections board | Audit details problems with Wisconsin elections board | Things to know about elections board audit | Republican lawmaker says major overhaul of elections board a top priority

Wyoming: Secretary of State Maxfield nears end of long career in state politics