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Thursday, 04 November 2010

Nov 04, 2010

U.S. Virgin Islands: Disparity in number of provisional ballots

Alaska: Write-in list draws little interest among Juneau voters  |  If Miller loses by one vote, blame Bristol

Arizona: Voter registration fraud rumors proven unfounded  |  Navajo candidate urges voters to file complaints  |  Election day yields few claims of fraud

California: Machine problems plague elections office  |  Ballot shortages at East Palo Alto polling sites  |  LA councilman pulls bid for instant-runoff voting  |  Voters struggled with ranked-choice voting  |  Now to find out who Oakland's mayor will be...we wait  |  Supervisors to review vote delay  |  Unprecedented number of absentee ballots dropped at polls  |  Plenty of county ballots still to be counted  |  Thousands of votes waiting to be counted in Sacramento County  |  In Santa Clara County about 135K ballots remain to be counted  |  Students again face difficulties voting on campus  |  Elections chief blames 'Oprah effect' on website crash  |  SF election worker arrested over missing ballots

Colorado: Routt County vote tallying finishes at 2:30 a.m.  |  Judge upholds voter registration rule  |  Apen voters vote to ditch IRV  |  Polling place problems cast doubt on some races

Connecticut: Bridgeport Mayor: Error in judgement made in ballot shortage  |  Poll worker killed on Election Day

Florida: Hillsborough voting system faces scrutiny after delayed vote count  |  A look at Palm Beach County's past balloting blunders  |  Palm Beach County's slow election returns draw renewed scrutiny  |  Hillsborough seeks cause for failure in voting system  |  PBC officials say they've been too busy all year to upgrade system

Georgia: Despite long lines, election chief stands by closing precincts  |  Election Day problems reported to hotline

Hawaii: Traffic tie-ups, dispute about time prevent some voters from casting ballots

Illinois: Late election results blamed on glitch in Winnebago County  |  Results delayed by glitches, worker training difficulties  |  LaSalle County voters speak out: We want those 'I voted' stickers  |  Election Day blotter: Four election judges arrested

Indiana: Ballots impounded in close House race  |  Election over, but recount looms  |  Tippecanoe to fix election database problem  |  Poll worker on the job for 75 years

Iowa: Dubuque County hopes to fix voting system  |  Two election workers dismissed for advocating removal of justices

Kansas: Kansas protects voting rights of mentally ill  |  Cherokee County commissioner hears allegations, tells secretary of state

Kentucky: Hundreds of complaints poured into the Attorney General's office

Louisiana: Dardenne wants to avoid special election  |  Dardenne delay saves $6M

Maryland: Absentee, provisional ballots may have an effect

Michigan: Some students unable to vote because of law  |  Recount of some absentee ballots has started

Minnesota: Recount redux: How this year's might look the same, and a bit different  |  Recount may be inevitable

Mississippi: Hosemann says long lines won't happen again  |  Rain, long lines greet voters at polls

Montana: Provisional ballots still being tallied

Nebraska: County workers hand-counting 455 ballots

Nevada: Results delayed at polling places  |  Couple of glitches delay state's election results

New Jersey: Voting machine glitch causes tally delay in Buena

New Mexico: Confusion over IDs quickly resolved

New York: Lack of privacy big issue with new voting machines  |  Voting machines impounded all over  |  Election brings mixed reaction to new voting machines  |  Few hiccups for new voting machines  |  Vote tally delay due to voting machines being impounded  |  Genesee's voting machine problems remain a mystery  |  New voting machines get mostly positive reviews  |  County officials say voting went well  |  County executive frustrated with election results delay  |  Ballot scanners pass first big test, for most part  |  Broome's election website fails during results rush

North Carolina: Slow results don't bother election officials  |  Madison County election official oversight forces recount  |  Voter's ID stolen?

Ohio: Outstanding ballots, recounts remain after Tuesday's election

Pennsylvania: 2 Peters voting machines tossed  |  Long lines may bring some polling places  |  Scattered problems reported at polling places  |  Missing West View election judge turns up

South Carolina: Tracking down ballots in Charleston County

Tennessee: Court backs Tennessee in felon voting rights case  |  Albert Tieche chosen as new elections administrator  |  Election remarkably glitch-free

Texas: Dead cellphone blamed for late election box  |  Collin County judge says 'vote center' system may have contributed to long Election Day  |  Almost smooth sailing in Hidalgo County  |  ePollbooks aided in faster voting

Utah: Nearly 12 percent of Salt Lake County ballots to be counted

Vermont: Election officials report handful of problems

Washington: Long lines, long wait to vote in King County  |  Last-minute voters swamp polling places

West Virginia: Machine tests, worker training among final preparations

Wednesday, 03 November 2010

Nov 03, 2010

National News: Widespread reports of problems at the polls  |  Thousands of complaints on Election Day trickery  |  A round-up of voter problems  |  Scattered snags reported in midterm balloting  |  Some complaints surface amid stepped-up efforts to monitor vote fraud  |  Researchers use technology to improve voting  |  Election 2010: A few dozen races remain undecided  |  Alaska, Washington, Colorado Senate races: When will we know who won?

Alabama: Machines rejecting ballots because of 'angry voters' judge says  |  Chapman wins second term as secretary of state

Alaska: 'Voter intent' will be crucial question in write-in tally that awaits

Arizona: 35K-plus ballots may still need counting  |  Voters elect Bennett to secretary of state  |  Voter say no to eliminating secretary of state seat

Arkansas: Glitches, big turnout slow Marion County election results  |  Election Day offers learning experience  |  O'Brien concedes secretary race to Martin

California: Midday ballot collection pilot program canceled  |  Eight fascinating California polling places  |  Student gets hands-on experience in elections  |  Glitch shuts down Coto de Caza voting machines for two hours  |  Long voting lines delay posting of results  |  Repeat of slow ballot count raises ire  |  Ballot shortage causes frustration at EPA polls  |  Voting extended in Fresno County for long lines  |  Debra Bowen re-elected secretary of state

Colorado: Counties run out of paperwork related to provisional ballots  |  Few problems at Colorado polls amid less-than-overwhelming turnout  |  Routt County vote tallying finishes at 2:30 a.m.  |  Gessler beats incumbent Buescher for secretary of state

Connecticut: Republicans allege voter fraud in Bridgeport  |  Bridgeport voting extended to 10pm because of ballot shortage  |  Merrill wins secretary of state race

District of Columbia: Scuffle at Shaw voting precinct  |  Spanish-speaker faced voting obstacles  |  Voting problems at Columbia Heighs polling station?  |  141: The little precinct that could

Florida: Long lines keep polls open late  |  Hillsborough vote count cold be delayed 10 hours by snag with early vote ballots  |  Hillsborough officials finish counting early voting ballots  |  Governor's race waits: Palm Beach County late over worker error

Georgia: Kemp wins secretary of state

Hawaii: Only minor problems reported in early voting at Hawaii polls  |  Hawaii voting running relatively smoothly, elections official says  |  Maui County polling goes smoothly

Idaho: Ben Ysursa re-elected to third term

Illinois: Election Day fairly 'uneventful,' voter complaints common  |  Computer glitch delays voting  |  Complaints rare despite higher voter turnout

Indiana: Inquiry looms as Charlie White wins secretary of state job

Iowa: Snags, complaints mar some voting  |  Mauro ousted in re-election bid

Kansas: Kobach unseats incumbent for Kansas secretary of state

Kentucky: Vote-buying alleged in seven Kentucky counties

Louisiana: Mix-up allows tax votes  |  Jay Dardenne elected to Lieutenant Governor's seat

Maryland: Election judge told to remove personal ballot

Massachusetts: Galvin wins 5th term as secretary of state

Michigan: Council explores election date, place switch  |  Johnson is new secretary of state

Minnesota: GOP complains about jammed machines and overflowing side compartments  |  Bipartisan search for election fraud turns up little  |  Dayton's slim lead likely trigger recount  |  Local voting goes smoothly  |  Hennepin County glitch was main polling issue  |  Mark Ritchie takes another four-year term as secretary of state

Mississippi: Minor reporting problems reported across Mississippi  |  Voting smooth with just a few glitches

Missouri: Problems with secretary of state voting site fixed  |  No widespread voter intimidation or fraud reported

Nebraska: Gale bests Stewart for secretary of state

Nevada: No problems reported at Nevada polling places  |  Couple of glitches delay state's election results  |  Results delayed at polling place in Nevada  |  Miller wins secretary of state race

New Jersey: Voting machine glitch postpones tally in Buena

New Mexico: Duran defeats Herrera in secretary of state race

New York: Few issues reported with new voting machines  |  New voting systems earn passing grade  |  Vote machine woes rampant in Lower Hudson Valley  |  Ballot issues, privacy concerns hamper NYC polling places  |  Few hiccups for new voting machines  |  At the polls: New machines made for late night  |  Voters satisfied with new machines

North Carolina: Computer glitches cause minor delays in Forsyth

North Dakota: Mandatory recounts likely for 2 N.D. House races

Ohio: Voting machine, website problems on election night  |  GOP's Husted to become Ohio's next secretary of state

Oklahoma: Add another state to voter ID rules  |  State question 746 approved

Pennsylvania: Arguing poll workers top Election Day squabbles  |  GOP may challenge 1,675 ballots

Rhode Island: Board of elections moves quickly to fix glitches  |  Mollis slips past Taylor by 1.2 percent

Texas: No major voting issues reported in Houston  |  Voter irregularity fears subside  |  Precinct judge calls authorities to remove poll watchers

Vermont: Democrat Condos wins vacant secretary of state seat

Virginia: Northern Virginians take to the polls  |  Computer glitch bugs Montgomery County voting

Washington: Long lines at three King County voting sites

West Virginia: 'No ID required' rule concerns some WV voters  |  Voting going smoothly, Six says  |  Two-page ballot holds up results in Harrison County  |  Minor issues delay tallies for counties  |  Paper ballots cause slow results in Fayette County

Wisconsin: Ballot mix-up in Brookfield biggest problem at polls

Wyoming: Park County voting smooth after fixing minor glitch  |  2 Wyoming counties report voting problems  |  Maxfield wins 2nd term

Tuesday, 02 November 2010

Nov 02, 2010

National News: Scattered snags reported in midterm balloting  |  Electronic voting machine problems raise early concerns  |  Voting goes smoothly, drama expected during counting

Alabama: Election officials make sure every vote is counted despite ballot issues  |  Pencils causing problems for some voters

California: Absentee ballots 'smudge' snafu needs erasers  |  Counties report smooth voting so far  |  SD registrar says voting running smoothly  |  Oakland voters flock to the polls, struggle with ranked-choice voting  |  LA County: Voting inspector in jail? No. But deceased candidate is truly in the running  |  Rancho Cucamonga polling place without ballots on election morning

Delaware: O'Donnell campaign rallying violates election code

District of Columbia: Watermain break halts electronic voting at Brookland elementary school  |  Democracy can be hard

Florida: Election Day armed guards greet voters at some Lee County polls  |  Early voting not for everybody--some like the tradition of Election Day  |  Despite sign gitch at Boynton precinct, most report voting is 'smooth'

Georgia: Voting glitch caused 20 minute delay

Hawaii: Polls openwith little difficulty, voting underway

Idaho: Photo ID requirement may slow voting process

Illinois: Incorrect ballots might have gone out in La Grange

Louisiana: Steady turnout, few glitches characterize Election Day in Louisiana so far

Maryland: Montgomery County firefighters intimidate voters  |  Voting machine glitch worries GOP candidate  |  Voting steady in Washington County with no glitches reported

Minnesota: Minor problems reported with counting machines  |  Long lines were the story of the morning  |  Voting machine failure in Olmstead County

Mississippi: Early problems reported at Mississippi election polls  |  Hosemann's office taking calls for election questions  |  Ballot, voting machine problems vex some voters  |  Jammed voting machine replaced in Gulfport

Missouri: Missouri officials work to resolve election computer glitch  |  Partisan sparring over computer trouble plaguing Missouri's voter database  |  Lack of state database slows voting in Greene County  |  St. Louis County reports a few aggressive Republican 'challengers'  |  Judge: No major problems on Election Day

Montana: Election officials report smooth voting at polls

Nevada: High volunes but smooth sailing in morning voting

New York: Election hiccups  |  E-voting in New York: So far, so good  |  Staten Island voters say new machines are easy to use  |  New Yorkers have no 'major' complaints on voting after primary 'screw-up'  |  Paper ballots hit or miss with voters

North Carolina: Unnamed poll books caused delays in Surry County  |  Democrats: Police checkpoint may have suppressed turnout  |  Wrong ballots issued to 2 New Hanover County precincts  |  High turnout surprises poll official on North College Road  |  Minor problems reoprted during balloting  |  School lockdown highlights reported voting problems

Ohio: In-person voting going smoothly  |  Voting going smoothly in area

Oklahoma: Bryan County voters get bad info

Pennsylvania: New Black Panther Party seen at polling places  |  No-show election judge shuts West View polling place

Rhode Island: Voters encouncter problems at North Providence polling station

Tennessee: Voting underway in Blount County

Texas: Software glitches cuase delays at Collin County polling places  |  Voting fraud claims fly in South Texas  |  Power restored to voting locations  |  Ballot 'bleed-thru' not a problem, election official says  |  Voting machine problems delayed start at Lindale Senior Center  |  Voting running smoothly on Election Day  |  No major snafus reported at polls

Utah: Computer glitch causes problems for some voters in Utah County

Virginia: Officials: Minor problems at polls; voter turnout steady  |  Bedford County voting machine glitches may delay ballot count  |  Electronic poll check-in books debut across Va.  |  Minor glitches, parking problems at polling places

West Virginia: No major issues as WV voters go to polls

Wisconsin: Heavy voter turnout causing problems

Monday, 01 November 2010

Oct 30-Nov 01, 2010

National News: Conservative groups step-up presence at polls across U.S.  |  More than 400 Election Day monitors to be deployed  |  More voting headaches ahead?  |  Partisan armies amass for recounts  |  Election fraud charges swirl even before Election Day

Technology News: Paperless e-voting concerns overblown say officials

Overseas News: Overseas voters rock the vote with online tools  |  States under pressure to mail military ballots

Alaska: Alaska Supreme Court hears arguments on write-in lists  |  Supreme Court allows write-in lists to be shown upon request  |  Senate write-in vote could delay results for weeks  |  Alaska voting forecast: Chance of count chaos

Arizona: Feds will monitor some Arizona polls  |  Outside the Pinal County elections department  |  Recorder: Latest allegations of voter fraud also false  |  Second lawsuit filed over what Arizona voters may wear to the polls

California: Riverside County lands on federal watch list  |  Observers to monitor polls in 2 counties  |  Thousands of ballots hold error on Prop 23  |  County abuzz as 20K mail-in votes get tallied  |  Absentee ballot misprint discovered  |  LA may experiment with vote-by-mail push  |  Election workers get ready  |  Voting changes extend election season  |  Mail-in ballots change long traditions

Colorado: Democratic volunter accused of voter fraud  |  Recount looms for Colorado officials with tight U.S. Senate race  |  Election Day is looming

Connecticut: Ballots in 4 towns will be double sided

Delaware: Disabilities Law Program to monitor accessibility of voting sites

Florida: PBC schools clear out for Election Day  |  Judge says Sarasota vote recount unnecessary  |  Razor-close governor's race triggers fear of recount, memories of 2000

Georgia: Debate over Georgia's paperless e-voting process continues

Illinois: Woman to cast her first ballot at age 80  |  Attorney general to watch for fraud

Indiana: Carroll County clerk resigns  |  BMV expands hours to provide voter IDs

Iowa: Machines help make voting easy, accessible  |  Last day of early voting draws crowds to Long Lines

Kansas: Heated debate in secretary of state race  |  Kansas has hottest secretary of state race in country  |  Kobach slips on voting claim

Louisiana: Rapides Parish early voting totals are up  |  Schools make changes for Election Day voting

Maryland: Early voting draws 219K voters

Massachusetts: Poll-watchers keep eyes out for fraud

Michigan: Candidates for secretary of state  |  Americans overseas can cast votes easier, faster

Minnesota: Simple act of voting is no longer simple  |  One woman, one vote, wrong ballot  |  Secretary of state candidates worried about double voting  |  Group provides consistency for rejecting, accepting absentee ballots

Mississippi: Questions about fairness for Hinds County elections

Nebraska: Stewart seeks secretary of state post

New Hampshire: Attorney General warns of online voting scam

New Jersey: Attorney General to send staffers to counties to help with elections

New Mexico: Voter registration form tampering reported  |  Election officials bar tea party gear from polls

New York: Dutchess election chiefs demonstrate new voting machines  |  Dutchess expects long but smooth day at the polls  |  Election should be 'smoother than primary  |  Rockland board hopes changes bolster voter privacy, speed election resutls  |  In case of 'screw-up' Tweet or call  |  Election Day to be true test of county's new electronic system  |  Optical scan voting begins

North Carolina: GOP files suit against use of touch-screen voting machines  |  Judge orders additional instruction for touch-screen voting machines  |  New allegation of voting machine malfunctions  |  Election system questioned  |  Touch-screen voters in North Carolina will get an alert  |  Election workers threatened  |  Spreadsheet will tally instant-runoff votes

Ohio: Legislator, Franklin County clerk vie for top state election official  |  Absentee voting high  |  Officals expect smooth Election Day

Oklahoma: State question 746

Pennsylvania: Bucks County elections board will count absentee ballots at its office  |  Volunteers examine rejected ballots

Rhode Island: When it comes to voting, R.I. keeps late hours  |  Feds will be watching for election fraud

South Carolina: Voting machines under fire as general election draws near  |  Ins and outs of placing your vote

Tennessee: Seven make case to be Davidson County election administrator  |  Clouds but no rain expected on Election Day

Texas: Early voting closes in Harris County with record turnout  |  Voter assistance perplexes election administrators  |  Election Day preparations hit roadblock  |  Feds on the lookout for voter abuse in Lubbock  |  New voters need an ID

Virginia: State board of elections: Computer problems won't affect Election Day

Washington: Parties set for recounts, protests

Wisconsin: Brown County Clerk: Time to replace voting machines  |  Poll access improving for disabled  |  Milwaukee task force to monitor election

Friday, 29 October 2010

Oct 29, 2010

National News: Concerns grow about election fraud and voter intimidation  |  DOJ prepares for Election Day

Technology News: Paperless voting a concern this election, say watchdogs

Alabama: Legislators weigh-in on registrar controversy  |  Election official says no delay in Tuesday's vote

Alaska: Supreme Court grants oral arguments in write-in list controversy  |  Supreme Court asked to ban write-in candidate list  |  Alaska mails more than 30K absentee ballots  |  Senate write-in candidates flood elections office

Arizona: Secretary of state speaks on voter fraud rumors

California: Voters say they didn't want to register as Republicans  |  Investigators probe possible voter fraud  |  Ranked choice voting in place

Colorado: Routt County caught up on ballot copying

Connecticut: Residents report concerns about possible voter scam

Florida: Feds ready to handle voting abuses  |  Who will be the brains behind the ballot in 2011?  |  Delay may spawn dilemma at polls  |  Absentee voting even when he doesn't want to

Idaho: U.S. Attorneys will field election-day complaints  |  Write-in may clog counts

Illinois: Low student turnout, high costs for early campus voting  |  Write-in campaigns mean more time to count ballots  |  Glitch in vote-by-mail applications may disenfranchise voters

Indiana: Candidate Charlie White faces new allegation of campaign violation

Iowa: Campaign countdown: Secretary of state candidates

Kansas: Kobach, Biggs spar over voter registration records  |  Ethics complaint filed against secretary of state candidate  |  Amendement 2 aims to protect voting rights  |  U.S. Attorney to monitor election complaints in Kansas

Maine: Clerks gear-up for write-in ballots

Massachusetts: Poll workers ready for big turnout

Minnesota: 'I.D. Me' group to test polling place law  |  Vote fraud debate escalates loudly

New Hampshire: Internet voting complaints still coming in

New Mexico: Police investigate alleged voter registration fraud

New York: Voters are encouraged to report any problems with machines  |  Board of elections: Ballots will have correct candidates  |  Bedbugs force relocation of voting site  |  Rockland elections board makes changes  |  Flawed ballot could confuse voters, experts say  |  U.S. Attorney's office to oversee election fraud complaints

North Carolina: GOP threaten suit over voting machines  |  GOP says voting machines are faulty  |  Elections board dismisses GOP concerns  |  Election workers fired after speaking to WITN  |  Judicial ballot count changed by elections board

North Dakota: Secretary of state race heats up as election nears  |  Spirit Lake Nation polling sites set

Oregon: Ballot sort begins in anticipation of Election Day

Pennsylvania: Bucks election board to hear GOP allegations of absentee voter fraud by Democrats  |  County residents raise concerns about privacy on absentee ballot requests

South Carolina: Skeptics say voting machines may not be reliable  |  Election commission comments on voting machine concerns

Tennessee: 25 prisoners escorted to elections office to vote after slip-up

Texas: S.A. lawyer credited with voting rights victory  |  Election workers claim police harassed them

Vermont: Condos accuses Gibbs of tea pary membership  |  Gibbs: Condos claim 'absurd'

Washington: Future elections may see ballots redone  |  New ballot envelopes pose no great risk to voters' privacy  |  Spencer challenges vote handling

West Virginia: Vote tallying machine repaired  |  Secretary of state clarifies Berkeley County council race voting

Wisconsin: More than 12K voters don't match  |  Voters to see procedure change at polling place

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Oct 28, 2010

Technology News: Hacking the vote  |  The current state of voting machines

Overseas News: Military ballot deadline missed  |  Justice Dept. touts overseas ballot enforcement

Alabama: Ethics complaint filed against county voter registrar chairwoman

Alaska: Poll workers can't provide write-in help  |  Alaska high court: Voters may see write-in list  |  Christine Tietjen finds rewarding nice as poll worker

Arizona: Maricopa County: Political t-shirts unwelcome  |  Secretary of state skeptical over voter fraud claims  |  Election night just the beginning for counties with piles of early ballots

California: Registrar's office: Counting won't take as long this time  |  Will ranked choice voting change the election?  |  The future of voting in LA might include instant runoff voting  |  Many votes, many headaches

Colorado: Councilman first to detect ballot mix-up  |  Boulder County: 'Human error' caused ballot language mix-up  |  Mayor Ireland to vote to repeal instant runoff voting

Florida: Supervisor launches anti-negative ad commercial  |  Lines grow longer for PBC early voters

Georgia: Kemp issues statement following Arizona court ruling

Idaho: Worker reassigned from election duty after mistake

Illinois: Officials scramble to send out vote-by-mail ballots

Indiana: Voter ID law still in effect  |  Complaint filed iwth election board over voting site scuffle  |  Clerk: Power outage shows usefulness of vote centers

Iowa: Schultz wants photo ID at polls

Kansas: Kansas GOP candidates like proof of citizenship requirement, Arizona court does not

Maine: Clerks gear up for busy absentee voting

Massachusetts: Galvin says he declined debate because it would take too long  |  Galvin faces challenge for secretary post  |  Vote and get a flu shot

Michigan: It's experience vs. passion in secretary of state race

Mississippi: Tension high for election officials  |  Secretary of state making the rounds as election nears  |  Judicial write-in voting upheld

Nevada: Secretary of state calls voter fraud allegations unsubstantiated  |  Audit resolves questions of irregularities

New Hampshire: Attorney general warns of election scam

New Mexico: Computer glitch interrupts early voting  |  Early voting returns after malfunction  |  Secretary of state's computer problems send some clerks scrambling

New York: New voting machines ready for first big test  |  How to be proactive with the new voting system

North Carolina: Voters question election official about possible machine glitch  |  Poll observers upset voters  |  Orange County early voting running smoothly despite all the yelling at the polls

North Dakota: State works to accommodate delayed military ballots

Ohio: Ohio county prepping for any possible glitches  |  Cuyahoga County bilingual election cost over $80K

Pennsylvania: Ballot war raging in Bucks  |  Proposal to ban guns at polls withdrawn

South Carolina: Numbers suggest South Carolina could set record for early voting

South Dakota: Food for vote flap draws calls for integrity

Texas: Texans casting far more early votes than 2006  |  Are poll watchers crowding some locations, ignoring others  |  County officials, voting machines ready for Election Day

Utah: Voting machines left unattended at poll site

Vermont: Stenger backs Gibbs in race for secretary

Virginia: Voting delays at the polls expected  |  Richmond registrar warns about possible voter scam

West Virginia: Judge refuses to allow man charged with murder to vote

Wisconsin: Early ballots overwhelming for some clerks

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Oct 27, 2010

National News: Poll watching efforts draw scrutiny  |  Tea party vow to fight fraud called scare tactic

Alabama: Former Pike County commissioner pleads guilty to voter fraud

Alaska: Early voters pour into Alaska election offices  |  DOE explains why write-in list at polls is necessary

Arizona: Appeals court strikes down voter ID law

Arkansas: Ballot problems for some voters in St. Francis County  |  Discovery of bomb at polling site in spring prompts warning

California: Secretary of state candidates vie for votes  |  Early voting stations ready for Saturday  |  Monterey County residents request more mail-in ballots, but returns slow  |  Los Angeles to consider election reforms  |  New machines move mail ballots faster  |  Contra Costa sample and mail ballots omitted key race  |  Elections office mailing thousands of corrected ballots  |  Election workers gear up

Colorado: Secretary of state race focused on elections  |  Boulder voters given wrong ballot lanugage on tax question

Connecticut: Candidates for secretary discuss elections  |  Secretary of state says WWE garb OK at polls

Florida: Foreclosed and out of your home? You can still vote

Georgia: 234 Fulton ballots sent out incorrectly--twice  |  Error sends out triple absentee ballots

Hawaii: Overseas troops can vote for free

Idaho: Kootenai County ballots returned postage due

Illinois: Possible glitch with vote-by-mail system  |  Absentee ballot concern a 'non-issue'  |  Representative calls for hearing on military ballots

Indiana: Under investigation, White's lead grows  |  Increased workload to blame

Iowa: Voting: No assistance required  |  Do Black Hawk officials really count absentee ballots?

Kansas: Checking Shawnee County machines before election

Massachusetts: Campbell seeks election law reform in bid for secretary

Michigan: Secretary of state candidates get lost in the fight  |  Election officials on guard to prevent voting problems

Minnesota: 34 more face vote fraud charges

Montana: Missoula fairgrounds open Saturday to serve voters

Nebraska: Rules restrict activity near polling places

Nevada: Probe launched into allegations of early voting irregularities  |  County denies voting machine problems  |  Recount process not unknown to candidates

New Mexico: U.S. Attorney appoints election officer  |  Historical quirk causes confusion in La Union voting

New York: New York City fires elections chief  |  Polling place in Messianic building changed

North Carolina: Double take: Touch-screen voting machines cast doubts with some voters  |  Gaps in voter registration process raising concerns  |  Behavior of GOP poll observers criticized

North Dakota: Absentee voters up for sale

Ohio: Federal observers to monitor county polls

Oklahoma: Should you have to show ID to vote?

Pennsylvania: 600 absentee requests tossed  |  County commission asked to ban firearms at polling places

South Carolina: Florence election commission catches up on absentee backlog  |  Can we count on machines?

Texas: Class held for poll watchers, Dems say could be intimidation  |  Campaign signs cause traffic hazards at polling sites  |  Texas says wearing Gadsden flag is not electioneering

Vermont: Secretary of state candidates air differences in debate

Virginia: Date change expected to boost turnout for township  |  Virginia's computerized voter verification system running slowly

Washington: Camera lets you see your ballot being counted

West Virginia: Kanawha voting machine breaks down during test

Wisconsin: Brown County seeks $600K for voting machine upgrades

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Oct 26, 2010

National News: Efforst to prevent voter fraud draw scrutiny

Technology News: Professor exposes more voting system flaws  |  Security debate grows over Internet voting

U.S. Virgin Islands: Testing on voting machines begins

Alabama: County OKs poll worker mileage agreement

Alaska: Touch-screen voting machines ready for write-ins  |  Judge wants more infor in Alaska election lawsuit  |  Parties dispute use of write-in list

Arizona: Yuma County clerk: Claims of voter registration fraud not true  |  Campus polling location draws large turnout

Arkansas: Candidate Q&A: Secretary of state

California: Bowen defends cautious approach to elections technology  |  Election officials to open polls on Saturday  |  Fresno County expands outreach after poll cuts

Colorado: Ballot copying underway in Routt County

Florida: Machine glitch delays early voting  |  Early voting issues resolved in Sarasota

Georgia: Military, overseas votes get speedier

Hawaii: Online ballots available to overseas voters

Illinois: Clerk says corruption is being addressed  |  Officials not happy about military ballots  |  New lawsuit costing McLean County, election commission

Indiana: Judge, councilman say there's not truth to voting complaints

Iowa: Two Story County churches allow early voting during services

Maine: Maine city weighs allowing noncitizens to vote

Maryland: Errors mar most Worcester sample ballots  |  Hyattsville: Voting rights for noncitizens?  |  Early voting popular in Harford

Massachusetts: Report faulst voter registration system  |  Secretary of state candidate supports ranked choice voting

Michigan: Race for secretary of state  |  Secretary of state race tightens, turns ugly

Minnesota: St. Louis County checks into allegations of voter fraud

Missouri: New technology will make voting faster at Greene County's busiest sites

Nevada: Voters suspicious of fraud at ballot box

New Jersey: Clerk extends hours for access to mail-in ballots

New York: Minor parties see threat in ballot quirk  |  Counties prep for election  |  BOE spends $200K on furniture

North Carolina: Officials attempt to restore faith in local election system  |  NC debuts new ballots for midterm elections

Ohio: Randolph County to be reimbursed for first electronic voting machines  |  Principal, teacher face discipline in vote outing  |  Board preps for election

Oklahoma: Long ballot  |  Oklahoma to decide if ID is necessary at the polls  |  VoterHub app offers election information

Oregon: Ballot returns sluggish

Tennessee: Election error was 'honest mistake' according to Shelby County DA

Texas: Hidalgo County race heads to court, again  |  Voting snafus can be avoided

Vermont: Secretary of state race  |  Campaign countdown: Secretary of state

Virginia: Lynchburg voters confused by districts  |  Registrar warns of computer problesm one week before election

Washington: Kitsap County recognized for work to make overseas voting easier

West Virginia: Polling place is now handicapped accessible

Monday, 25 October 2010

Oct 23-25, 2010

National News: Black Panther case reveals schism

Alabama: Secretary of state candidates focus on eliminating voter fraud

Alaska: State responds to Democrats lawsuit threat

Arkansas: Overlooked candidate caused ballot delays

California: Popularity of mail-in ballots increases as election nears  |  2500 Up Valley voters still without ballot pamphlets  |  Riverside County hires bilingual poll workers  |  Solano County prepping for Election Day  |  Community group calls for mobile voting sites  |  Elections chief vows smooth tally

Colorado: State's variety of voting methods come at a cost  |  Mail-in ballots will be delivered despite postage confusion  |  Larimer County clerk reveals ballot processing center's inner workings

Connecticut: Secretary of state warns against WWE garb at polling places

District of Columbia: Voters can stamp 'Fenty' on ballots

Georgia: 1900 plus serving in military file for absentee ballots

Illinois: Oddities provide diversion in election season  |  Justice Department agreement extends time to count overseas ballots in six counties  |  'Vote naked' campaign pushes vote-by-mail  |  Deteriorating roof forces change in polling place

Indiana: Federal funds will help with voting machine costs  |  Secretary of state race all about voting  |  Two of three secretary of state candidates debate  |  Rokita ends probe of White voter fraud allegations  |  Vote centers opening  |  Party leaders scuffle outside of polling place

Iowa: Veeder debunks election rumors  |  False rumors circling in Iowa about ballots

Kansas: Voter ID becomes an issue in secretary of state race  |  ID crackdown mulled  |  Hot-button issues becoming focus of secretary of state race

Kentucky: Voter fraud investigation

Louisiana: Concerns over Bossier Parrish schools opening on Election Day

Maine: Portland weighs allowing noncitizens to vote  |  Work necessitates change of polling place

Maryland: Early voting busy on Eastern Shore

Massachusetts: Galvin challenges opponents voting record

Michigan: Wayne to reprint ballots after Green candidates omitted

Minnesota: 2008 Senate race looms over secretary of state race  |  Dan Severson battles Mark Ritchie for secretary spot

Nebraska: Two days remain for satellite voting

Nevada: Tea party ballot mistake could throw small wrench in election

New York: Elections board trying to avoid any glitches with new voting process  |  Elex boss faces ax

North Carolina: Voter reports problem with voting machine  |  Voting irregularities discovered in Craven  |  An electoral experiment in North Carolina  |  Campbell says don't run from instant runoff  |  Elections board declines action request to remove early voting site  |  Badge causes voter confusion  |  State election official looking for ways to make voting more convenient

North Dakota: Judge orders reservation polling sites to open  |  Judge orders Benson County reservation polling sites open  |  Jaeger, Mock face off in contentious secretary of state race

Ohio: Husted says he's confident in existing voting system  |  Three vying for secretary of state

Oregon: Many Oregon voters say they need more time, details before they mail back ballots

Tennessee: Justice Dept. announces plans to combat voter fraud  |  State task force to watch for election trouble

Texas: E-voting suit reveals frailties of the ballot box  |  Twitchy touchscreens?  |  Ector County election officials addressing voting problems  |  Voting snafus can be avoided  |  Parties question election clerk appointments

Virginia: Virginia working hard to improve military voting

Washington: Ballots go missing in Franklin County  |  Watch in real time as King County election officials open ballots

Friday, 22 October 2010

Oct 22, 2010

Alaska: Democrats threaten to sue over write-in list

Arizona: Deal lets Arizona woman wear tea party t-shirt to polls

Arkansas: Poll: Races for lieutenant governor, secretary of state virtual dead heats

California: RivCo registrar of voters' office to start 24-hour operations on Friday  |  Voters to cast ranked-choice ballots for first time  |  Poll workers will nudge voters about write-ins

Colorado: Ballots disqualified after voting system glitch  |  Secretary of state candidates debate policy differences  |  Voters with double ballots should tear one up  |  Postage cost for mail-in ballots sparks confusion

Florida: Ex-cons still handcuffed during this year's election  |  UCF students learning how to be poll workers in virtual world  |  Some pastors ending services early for 'Souls to the Polls'

Georgia: New technology being used for general election  |  State successfully increasing voting opportunities for military/overseas voters

Idaho: County votes absentee--in-person

Illinois: Groups flub absentee voting applications in Chicago  |  State preprinted absentee ballot forms innaccurate

Indiana: Elections board members say their side of the satellite voting story

Iowa: ACLU leery of satellite voting at Ames churches

Maryland: Early primary voting shows no turnout rise  |  Maryland looks for improvement when early voting starts Friday

Michigan: Approaches and backgrounds differ in secretary of state candidates  |  Secretary of state race goes negative as ads hit airwaves

Minnesota: County staff ready for 2010 election  |  GOP secretary of state candidate disputes church-state split  |  Six felons charged with illegally registering, voting in '08 election  |  43K absentee ballots accepted  |  State Supreme Court to hear absentee ballot case

Montana: Butte gets new voting machines

New York: Voting machines unaffected by voter turnout  |  Elections board bungles ballot  |  Election workers not paid

North Carolina: New Hanover elections experienced early voting technical issues

South Carolina: Elections director responds to comments

South Dakota: Three running for secretary of state  |  State candidates offer differing views

Tennessee: Elections to look different under new charter

Texas: Early voting surges in Harris County, across the state  |  Harris County attorney investigates allegations of voter intimidation  |  Early voting has some East Siders in an uproar  |  New voter complaint surfaces

Virginia: U.S. Attorney appoints special prosecutor for election fraud complaints

Washington: Machine helps disabled voters

West Virginia: Cell phone calls banned in county polling places

Wisconsin: Early ballots are overwhelming for some clerks