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Wednesday, 06 October 2010

Oct 06, 2010

Alaska: Working the polls

Arizona: Secretary of state race  |  Secretary of state candidates agree on very little

California: Ballot drop-off sites in place  |  Getting out the in-jail vote  |  Humboldt County elections office prepares for the big day

Connecticut: Voters in 10 towns face double-sided ballots

Georgia: Secretary of state Kemp faces two challengers

Idaho: Idaho voting laws change

Indiana: Offices busy with early voting, late registration

Iowa: Linn auditor concerned about cost of satellite voting site

Kansas: Should the state require you to show ID?

Kentucky: Voting machines in Kentucky are being checked

Louisiana: Voting machines opened in Ouachita  |  Candidates find race clean

Michigan: Judges ask state for elections oversight

Minnesota: Secretary of State Ritchie by lawmaker Severson

New York: Proposed elections board poll is just one more flub, Mayor Bloomber says  |  Why some polling places were tardy on election day

North Carolina: One-stop voting starts next week

North Dakota: Benson County won't have polling site on reservation

Ohio: Elections board seeks funds to finish the year  |  Structure returned for voting  |  Secretary of state foes debate rule on language  |  Morgan BOE sues commissioners  |  Election board in hitch over trailer  |  Suite seeks money to pay for election

Tennessee: Seven candidates interviewed for elections job

Texas: Woman, 81, accused of vote fraud

Vermont: Secretary of state candidated ticketed in crash

Tuesday, 05 October 2010

Monday, 04 October 2010

Oct 02-04, 2010

U.S. Virgin Islands: Senators look for solution to paper ballot controversy

Arizona: Voter registration goes too far for some  |  Secretary of state faces freshman lawmaker in race  |  Proposition 111 outlines succession for governor

California: New law to require voting machine vendors to report flaws, errors and malfunctions  |  Fresno County cuts polling sites by half

Colorado: Election officials expect bulk of ballots returned by mail  |  Judge to rule on ballot drop-off dispute

Connecticut: Norwich registrars relocate to more spacious office  |  Torrington panel looks at polling-place consolidation to save money

Florida: Groups registering voters fave new challenges  |  70 felons, 281 dead people still registered in Martin County  |  Sarasota to participate in national Vote and Vax project  |  Corley hints at vote center delay

Iowa: Church voting sparks controversy

Kansas: Clerical error leads to voter registration mix-up between Barton, Douglas counties

Kentucky: Mayoral candidate accused of voter fraud

Michigan: It's youth vs. experience in secretary of state race  |  Secretary of state race is a hard fought contest  |  Johnson isn't afraid to fight  |  Error causes absentee ballots to be resent

Nebraska: Program promotes youth election workers

Nevada: Casting a ballot from overseas

New Mexico: Files stolen from secretary of state whistleblower  |  Former elections' chief office ransacked

New York: Latest rain casualty? Voter education

North Dakota: Vote-by-mail: Lack of polling sites scrutinized

Pennsylvania: Residents honored for 50 years of voting

South Carolina: Uniform date for elections sought

South Dakota: Few take advantage of Shannon early voting

Tennessee: Judge rejects technician's lawsuit  |  Worker in vote error rated well

Texas: Tight budget forces county to pull campus polling site  |  Some ballots reprinted after name problem

Utah: Vote-by-mail program soars in Salt Lake County

Virginia: Law adds protections for troops voting overseas

Washington: Auditor's race may revolve around state audit

West Virginia: Secretary of state enlists students to help boost voter turnout

Wisconsin: Polling official convicted of voter fraud

Friday, 01 October 2010

Oct 01, 2010

U.S. Virgin Islands: Rivera-O'Reilly wants investigation of provisional ballots in primary

Arizona: Secretary of state candidates outline their positions

Arkansas: O'Brien, Martin trade jabs in secretary of state race

California: Ranked choice voting opponents appealing dismissal of case

Connecticut: Absentee ballots not for everyone

Indiana: Military voting rights group: Ballot deadline missed  |  Special prosecutor will address accusations of voter fraud  |  GOP fires back in secretary of state race  |  Vote center could close

Kansas: Biggs says Kobach is trying to politicize secretary of state office

Maine: Clerk faces fine

Massachusetts: Clerks say red and blue ballots confuse voters

New Jersey: Elections will bring new policies, costs  |  Moving election date now an option

New Mexico: Duran touts experience, pledges integrity

New York: City vows to solve elex daze  |  Election changes coming to Catskills

North Carolina: How the instant runoff vote will work

North Dakota: County adding early voting site

Ohio: State orders board to extend early voting hours  |  Cuyahoga can continue to pay to promote vote-by-mail

Pennsylvania: Request for polling place move sparks squabble

Rhode Island: They can't vote, but they sure want to work Election Day

Texas: Local company making replacement eSlate machines  |  Travis County helps Harris County after fire

Vermont: Secretary of state candidates debate in forum

West Virginia: GOP to deploy 'ballot security team'

Wisconsin: Man pleads guilty on election fraud

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Sep 30, 2010

Overseas News: GOP Senators push for counties and states to get ballots to troops  |  U.S. voters abroad test efforts to expedite balloting

Alabama: Some troops may not get ballots in time

Arizona: ACLU faults county for invalidating 2008 ballots  |  Secretary of state hopeful courts tea party members

Arkansas: Accusations fly in secretary of state race

California: Challenger who rarely voted seeks elections post  |  Secretary of state visits high schools future voters  |  Council votes not to hold costly election

Colorado: Eagle County testing all of its voting machines  |  Campaign finance complaint filed against secretary of state

Connecticut: Lose home, but not right to vote

Georgia: No Saturday voting in Daugherty County

Guam: GEC against satellite voting bill

Illinois: Election season difficults for Hardin County

Indiana: County elections board hears case  |  Elections board meets about clericial mistake  |  Residents disagree about whether students should vote in Monroe County

Iowa: Churches to host early voting during Sunday worship

Maine: Incorrect absentee ballot forms have clerks scrambling

Massachusetts: Hampden eyes voting machines  |  Middleton to add voting precinct next year  |  Clerks criticize color ballots

Michigan: Secretary of state candidate releases finances  |  Candidate has soft spot for motorcycles

New Mexico: Duran puts Herrera on defensive at forum

New York: Official: NYC problems exaggerated  |  Board of eletions blames the mayor  |  Elections chief attacks report of primary day chaos  |  Senate elections committee gets earful about primary day  |  Lawmaker calls for critique of new voting system

North Carolina: Hand count may be needed for some ballots

Ohio: Suspensions end for 2 at elections board  |  Early voting hours extended

Oregon: State looking into elections complaint

Rhode Island: High court denies ballot appeal

South Carolina: Elections chief will step down  |  'Straight ticket' voting could cause problems in November

Texas: Washington County purchases ePollBooks  |  Travis County joins others in sending voting machines to Houston  |  County votes to hold special election

Utah: New website generates thousands of visitors as deadline nears

Virginia: New voter registar chosen in Suffolk

West Virginia: Satellite voting is issue in clerk's race

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Sep 29, 2010

Overseas News: Pentagon urging troops to get absentee ballots

Arizona: Change eyed in regulation of provisional ballots  |  Proposition 111 would create deputy governor  |  Parties ask for better pay for election workers

California: Measures could change how San Francisco votes

Colorado: Clerk unveils ballot boxes

Florida: Lawyer: Vote fraud charges against client unfounded  |  Daytona vote probe continues  |  Ballot timing angers party  |  Suit delays absentee ballots

Georgia: Voters have two ballots for Nov. 2  |  Lowery challenges Sandy Springs on Voting Rights Act

Indiana: Election complaint questions fairness  |  Democrats say candidate's vote broke law

Iowa: Campaign underway to highlight special voting machines  |  Polk County sets satellite voting sites  |  Firstr day of on-campus voting sees record numbers

Kentucky: Board keeps Jerrell on election duty  |  Bill Johnson to run for secretary of state

Massachusetts: Recount scuttled, but Dem candidate alleges vote fraud

Mississippi: Local vote fraud case ends

New Jersey: New judge will preside over vote fraud trial

New Mexico: Write-in ruling riles officials

New York: Westchester elections chief wants more workers before Nov. 2  |  Public advocate: BOE not solely responsible for primary problems

North Carolina: State giving instant runoff a try in November

Ohio: Early voting starts, no problems reported at disputed site

Oregon: Voters can register on state website

South Carolina: Bowers resigns as head of county election commission

Tennessee: Ex-voting technician cites firing in election woes  |  Penuel out, paid until he retires

Texas: County approves purchase of ePollBooks

Virginia: Radford elections to remain in May

West Virginia: State GOP won't challenge ballot anymore  |  Tennant reacts to state GOP

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Sep 28, 2010

National News: As laws shift, voters cast ballots weeks before election

Alabama: Federal judge keeps Voting Rights Act challenge moving

Colorado: Hearing set for ArapCo/secretary of state election law battle

District of Columbia: Vote unchanged by final tallies  |  Experts raise warning flags over D.C.'s Internet voting plan  |  Election audit shows small differences in tallies

Florida: Ballot irregularities prompt investigation  |  Supervisor of elections resets early voting times

Georgia: New barcode scanners should speed up voting  |  BOE meets to discuss Saturday voting

Guam: 150K ballots ready for printing

Indiana: No satellite voting locally for 2010  |  Dems request grand jury to investigate White for voter fraud

Iowa: Voter IDs: To show or not to show

Massachusetts: Hampden mulls voting machines  |  Committee will make voting machine recommendations for Hampden

Mississippi: Three more people plead guilty to voter fraud

Missouri: Metro East election judges gear up  |  MU recruits studetns with disabilities to work at polls

New York: Millman voting machine bill becomes law  |  Village board votes to change election date

Ohio: Early voting stretch begins Tuesday  |  Board tests election equipment  |  Counties can mail absentee ballots, judge rules  |  Board of elections director stops by

Rhode Island: RI Supreme Court to review Russo's request

Tennessee: Putnam County election commission checks voting machines  |  Email eases voting for military/overseas voters  |  Shelby County expands whistleblower law, but leaves out reference to elections

Texas: Tarrant County to lease voting equipment to Harris County

West Virginia: Kanawha judge rejects GOP ballot challenge  |  Firm already printing ballots  |  Dispute over ballots strains supplier

Monday, 27 September 2010

Sep 25-27, 2010

National News: Ex-DOJ official blasts Voting Rights enforcement  |  Three states may keep us guessing about midterm after elections  |  Bias led to 'gutting' of Black Panther case Justice official says

Overseas News: Congress seeks state absentee ballot compliance

Alaska: Murkowski seeks clarification on write-ins  |  Murkowski: Uncertainty about vote-counting process

Arizona: An early primary is suggested for Arizona

California: Every vote counts: Report, legislation seek more accountability for manufacturers  |  Huizar proposes conducting L.A. city elections by mail  |  Poll workers needed in posh neighborhoods  |  Obstacles challenge election reform bid

Colorado: Move underway to change how voters are tabulated  |  Candidates debate state's voting security  |  Aspen election commission mulls actions if voters retain IRV

Connecticut: Bysiewicz announces absentee ballots for overseas/military voters

Florida: Election day is already over for many Floridians as early voting surges  |  Daytona leaders face absentee ballot probe

Guam: GEC welcomes federal lawsuit

Illinois: Ballot access lawsuit doesn't stop suburban election process

Indiana: Voting machines ready for November election

Louisiana: Polling place has competition from festival

Maryland: National Guard member sues election board  |  Guardsman, military advocates sue elections board

Michigan: Benson challenges GOP rival to reveal finances

Minnesota: Secretary of state candidates debate

New Mexico: Claims fuel contest for secretary of state

New York: Minor errors plagued vote  |  Clerk takes heat for going to poll sites  |  Polling is consolidated  |  DiPietro takes BOE to court

North Carolina: 16, 17-year olds pre-register  |  Some Wake polling places change

North Dakota: Party leader calls for Spirit Lake Reservation voting site

Rhode Island: Russo asks state Supreme Court to halt printing of ballots

South Dakota: Shannon officials and commissioners reach accord, early voting to start  |  Secretary of state race gains steam

Tennessee: Changes, complaints hit Davidson County election commission

Vermont: Ballot delays not causing a problem

Virginia: More Va. felons get their rights restored

West Virginia: GOP may appeal ballot ruling  |  Court denies GOP appeal

Wyoming: Voting rights legal bills top $880K

Friday, 24 September 2010

Sep 24, 2010

Arizona: Gloves come off in secretary of state debate

Connecticut: Millbrook debuts new voting machines

Georgia: No more federal oversight for Sandy Springs elections

Iowa: Secretary of state candidates differ on photo ID

Kansas: Biggs issues challenge to challenger

Maryland: County to probe why primary election votes straggled

Minnesota: Douglass County gets elections grant

Mississippi: Another guilty verdict in local voter fraud case

Montana: Online election service for military/overseas voters

Nevada: 1000 in Clark County register to vote online

New Jersey: Ex-Essex elections chief admits to tampering with public records

New York: Tabulators work well first time out  |  Hearing set on voting machines  |  Voting machines to be investigated after problems  |  Board of elections to begin counting absentee ballots  |  Counties without absentee numbers

North Carolina: State changes voting to avoid runoff

Pennsylvania: Change of voting districts approved

South Carolina: Florence election officials prepare for election day

Tennessee: Anderson County recount may go on if ballots safe

Texas: ADA compliant machines make voting easier for some in Lubbock County  |  Comal County considering loaning Harris County 200 voting booths

Utah: GOP challenger for Salt Lake County clerk calls for ballot randomization  |  Salt Lake County GOP boosting potential mail-in votes

West Virginia: West Virginia Supreme Court refuses ballot challenge  |  Counties preparing for highly anticipated election  |  State files answer to ballot challenge  |  Commissioner pleads guilty to illegally entering polling place

Thursday, 23 September 2010