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2013

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

May 25-28, 2013

Alaska: Voter case under review

California: County honors poll workers on Tuesday | City enters legal quagmire with recalls

Connecticut: Faulty info could blow deadline for West Haven redistricting

Florida: New rules could take the pain out of early voting | Supervisor of elections outlines new campaign, election, voting changes | Springstead student designs elections logo | Elections bill brings welcome changes | Election reform in Florida: Is the conversation over?

Georgia: Fayette voting rights case could have implications for Gainesville

Guam: GEC close to completing election comparison report

Illinois: Former Republican candidates sue Jackson County officials

Indiana: Secretary of state to take over task of cleaning up voter rolls | Fayette County skipping vote centers in '14

Louisiana: Voting push for incarcerated inmates

Massachusetts: New clerk wants to bring Bernardston into 21st century

Michigan: Michigan elections director appointed to federal election commission

Minnesota: Ranked choice voting to allow three choices, for now | Some getting cold feet over proposed Minneapolis ranked-choice changes | Simon praises new election legislation

Ohio: Stark primary election results | Ohio moves to comply with 20-year-old federal law on voter information | Ratliff resigns from elections board | Elections board meets over 'terminations' | Voting fraud cases sent to Dewine | Stark officials want more testing of voting machines following rain damage

Oregon: Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation race down to 800 challenged ballots | County Clerk Williams takes health CEO role

Nevada: Senate approves extending voter registration

New Jersey: Union County clerk offers sample ballot information online | Election website launched | County clerk will open Saturday as election deadline nears

Pennsylvania: Horton, not Austin, wins county council nomination | Traffic court hopeful questions the vote count | Official count for primary election begins | MoCo vote recount confirms most of Tuesday election results | Election bureau takes blame for blunders | Absentee ballots change winner | Local couple's absentee ballots tossed

South Carolina: Voter office planning for emergencies | Richland's new elections chief reports working 93 hours a week at three jobs | New Richland County election head works a lot | Voting official takes issue with paper's profile of him | Richland County elections head says he can do job

Tennessee: County commission opposes voting precinct changes | Davidson County election administrator under fire | Payout to ousted election official delayed

Texas: City elections in Houston: The disappearing urban voter | Little Elm ISD election ballot error due to human mishap

Virginia: Cuccinelli set to announce findings on restoring voting rights of Va. felons | Report: Va. agency should handle rights restoration

Friday, 24 May 2013

May 24, 2013

Alaska: Voter cast ballots in Alaska and another state during November election | Potential Alaska voter case under review

Arizona: Early voting proves popular in city election | Maricopa County official picked for presidential elections commission

California: California launches innovative plan to expand voter registration| Assembly passes several election-related bills | San Bernardino, Riverside counties prepared to say not request to handle recall | Bill to allow noncitizens to serve as poll workers among several approved

Colorado: Gessler repays taxpayers for trip to RNC

Connecticut: Bill expands absentee voting for overseas military

Florida: Secretary of state praises new election law | No more hurdles for runoff election in North Miami

Georgia: Fulton County gets new elections chief | Fulton County's new elections chief says he wants more early voting sites and transparency

Guam: Over 4,600 voters purged

Iowa: E-pollbooks making voting easier

Kentucky: Voting rights of former felons a hot topic in Kentucky

Massachusetts: Retiring Barnstable clerk has see many changes over 20 years

Minnesota: Tweaking ranked-choice voting: Minneapolis considering three changes | Ranked choice, but how many?

Mississippi: Hosemann hoping for voter ID success | Hattiesburg candidate wants June 4 election stopped | Battle ensues over Bolton election

Nevada: Miller calls GOP suit a political 'smear' to derail bills

New Hampshire: Senate removes student IDs as indisputable ID for voting

New Jersey: Union County clerk extends office hours for last-minute ballots | Hillsborough students will have school on election day | Vernon pays bill for ballot mistake

New York: NYC BOE considering ex-Staten Island commissioner for top job | Judge dismisses contempt charge against elections commissioner

North Carolina: Craven elections director resigns

Ohio: Ohio voter fraud relatively low | Fraud just a tiny blip of 2012 vote | Investigations recommend 135 cases from November election for prosecution for voter fraud | New voter address guidelines expel PO boxes | State order recount

Pennsylvania: Judge grants preservation of votes in Pittston area race | Coin flip to decide township race | Director: Ballot errors are elections bureau's fault | Upgrades eyed to avoid election outages | Sleepy challenges of a poll worker

Rhode Island: Hassett throws support in secretary of state race to Pacheco

Thursday, 23 May 2013

May 23, 2013

National News: Study: If you are a Latino, you may not get help from election officials

Alabama: Low turnout for election that cost nearly $40K

Arizona: Analysis: Impact of early voting list plan distributed

California: LA vote count not slow, elections chief says, discounting complaints

Colorado: Giron recall election dips to $207K

Florida: New law prompts elections office changes

Georgia: 2 investigates: Uncounted votes

Idaho: Voters given wrong ballots in Middleton race

Indiana: Boone County clerk announced proposed vote center locations

Michigan: Fenton on the search for new city clerk

Minnesota: Election law changes get thumbs-up from Ritchie | Absentee voting bill passes

Nevada: Miller accused of disclosure violation

New Jersey: Election info on new county website

New York: North Syracuse voters faced challenges in casting their ballots | Good government groups oppose return to lever voting machines

Ohio: Student voting bill may not make it to budget | Husted set to discuss investigation into voter fraud | Judge orders Dems to allow ballot review | Board of elections will recount St. Mary's votes

Pennsylvania: Rotunda was place to be election night after county site crashes | Technical difficulties cause election havoc | Hazelton, area voters encounter variety of issues | How mac-n-cheese and water ice caused a small voting war in Philly | Upgrades eyed to avoid election night outages| Close election contests get Friday recount | Voters can petition for new election in Hazleton area race | Blair County beginning vote review on Friday | Historical polling place serving voters again at new site in Derry

Tennessee: Election commission prepares for Walmart vote

Texas: Harris County clerk initiative provides students real voting experience

Utah: West Jordan to conduct voting by mail

Virginia: City, county officials look over voting machine options

Wisconsin: Election officials seek absentee voting rule changes

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

May 22, 2013

National News: Obama announces his election commission team | Study: Election officials are biased against Latino voters | Obama announces members of election commission

Alabama: Alabama State to host voting rights center | Theodore voting center to stay at school despite residents' please to move it | Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer talks dead voters, Alabama voter fraud in Mobile speech

Arizona: State official: Yuma leading the way with voting centers

Colorado: County facing $129,705 shortfall from new election laws, Morse recalls | El Paso County clerk says Colorado's new election law will be costly

Connecticut: Montville registrars may lose health benefits

Florida: Scott signs bill extending early voting | Scott signs elections bill to fix long voter lines

Illinois: Oak Park looking for new early voting location

Kentucky: Obama to appoint Grayson to election panel

Maine: Early voting amendment clears first Senate hurdle

Massachusetts: No preliminary election in Worcester

Michigan: Michigan official named to president's elections commission

Mississippi: State gathers voter ID information

Nevada: County elections chief to serve on presidential panel to streamline voting

New York: Democrats seek open bidding on voting machine storage lease | Machine breakdown slows balloting

North Carolina: Appeals court tosses last part of suit against Forsyth elections director

Ohio: Local meeting allows residents to weigh in on early voting

Pennsylvania: On ballot, Hazleton City council changed into bureau | Hanover polling site sees temporary voting machine outage | Technical problems with voting machines leave voters upset | Short lines, long ballots greet primary voters in Lackawanna County | Voter ID still undecided in Pa. | The policy on voter ID | Missing box delays city polling place | Some Kingsport voters showing up at wrong precinct | Lancaster County officials relocate polling place while police lock down park | Technical difficulties cause election night havoc | No issues, few voters reported at Bucks County polls | Power outage in Berks affects one polling place, 1,000 customers | Judge refuses to stop Wilkinsburg mayoral election | Election materials stolen from Hazleton precinct | After 40 years at the polls, Warrington woman says it's time to slow down 

South Carolina: Richland delays payment of legal fees, again

Texas: Some military in combat could vote electronically

Utah: Utah GOP weighs next step in election reforms

Virginia: Lynchburg rally aims to spark voting-rights push

Wisconsin: How close is too close for election observers? | GAB agrees to ask lawmakers for absentee voting rule changes

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

May 21, 2013

National News: Democrats strike back at GOP voting measures | As Supreme Court weighs Voting Rights Act changes, no racial gap in voting problems | Group fighting voter fraud among those waiting on IRS

California: Republican group claims voter fraud on eve of elections | Elections officials debunk claims of voter fraud | San Bernardino seeks county oversight in recall election | Vote-by-mail breaks a record, but participation still low

Florida: North Miami Beach runoff election may be judge's hands

Hawaii: No agreement on election-day registration

Idaho: Court clerk explains Eagle's confusing voter map

Kansas: Two more staff members needed, elections chief tells commissioners

Maine: Effort to change early voting in Maine kept alive by House vote | Enhanced early voting? Maine a few votes short

Maryland: Former candidate calls for Montgomery County election changes | Rising Sun moves to electronic ballots, election board has new faces

Minnesota: Legislature approves 'excuse free' absentee voting

Mississippi: District attorney looking into alleged Canton voting irregularities | Gulfport Ward 2 election results called into question

Missouri: Another legislative session, and still no action on early voting

Nevada: Secretary of state hit with public records lawsuit

New Jersey: Asbury Park election results stand after provisional ballot count

New York: Old voting machines on verge of a comeback? | Federal judge orders Dutchess BOE to register college students | Dutchess college students win voting rights settlement in federal court

North Carolina: Landdrum prepping for November election

Ohio: Officials: Elections board to stay put | Missing votes to be added to election results today | Senate puts brakes on plan to link in-state tuition to voting

Oklahoma: Voter files challenge in Rogers County vote

Pennsylvania: Primary election questions answered | Washington County elections going paperless after today | Running a primary: This is how democracy works | Voter ID requested, not required at polls today | Photo ID flap not in play at polls today | Yes and no on voter ID | Voters will be asked to show ID, but can refuse | Go vote...and don't expect lines | Chance of rain, thunderstorms on muggy election day| Camp Hill eyes dropping band room as polling place | Election supervisor prepares for last election | Hanover could leave selectman seat open in effort to save money | Judges, inspectors set for election | Election officials prepare for primaries | Safety concerns limit polling choices | School prompts change in polling location

South Carolina: Richland County council may decide today whether to pay elections lawyer

Texas: Controversial Williamson County elections administrator leaves for Georgia job | Challenger petitions for a recount of votes in water district election

Utah: Group pushing for primary election

Virginia: W&M law students draft report on 2012 election delays

West Virginia: Voting precinct consolidation plan approved | WVU awards honorary doctorate to former secretary of state

Wisconsin: GOP lawmaker to election day observers: Get a little closer

Monday, 20 May 2013

May 18-20, 2013

California: First of two special elections hits Tuesday | Counties seek election cost relief | San Bernardino city clerk asked to recuse self from recall efforts

Connecticut: Bristol debates where West End voters should cast ballots

District of Columbia: Voter fraud is easy with 13K in Maryland still on D.C. rolls

Florida: Florida No. 1 in barring ex-prisoners from voting | North Miami mayoral candidates dispute ballot count | Florida's move to March primary could pay off in 2016 | Lee, Collier elections officials search for more early voting sites

Georgia: Elections board looks at precinct consolidation

Idaho: Canyon County launches voter info webpage

Illinois: Bill to allow 17-year-olds to vote during primaries heads to governor's desk | Voter lends a hand to election judges

Indiana: Potential St. Joseph County vote center sites to be examined

Kentucky: Faulkner presides over elections board meeting

Maryland: Republican Congressional candidate to address county BOE | Voter fraud is easy with 13K in Maryland still on D.C. rolls

Nevada: Miller under attack as he pursues campaign finance reform

New Jersey: Defeated Passaic candidate vows to sue over election results | Board won't give reasons for voiding 320 Asbury ballots

New York: No reform in sight for bumbling NYC BOE

North Carolina: Elections board ripe for change

Ohio: Legislators tout benefits of online registration | Election problems not isolated to primary

Oregon: County clerk on ballot tampering incident

Pennsylvania: Voters won't need ID to vote in primary | County ready for election day | Sugarloaf reminds residents of election parking | New Lebanon County elections chief braces for first big test | Polling stations may be changed for some voters | Tri-county area officials prepare for Tuesday's primary election

South Carolina: Charleston County considering a switch to paper ballots

Tennessee: Election commission cuts Sumner precincts by 25 percent | Voting centers cut by 25 percent

Texas: Taylor council member defeated in election loses appeal

Utah: Layton leaders reluctant to embrace voting by mail | Syracuse council, residents in no hurry to revamp system for voting by mail | Riverdale unanimously approves voting by mail for this year's municipal elections

Virginia: Ex-felon's voting rights, and hopes, restored

West Virginia: West Logan prepares for town election | Shepherdstown Observer publisher's case against Tennant dismissed

Wisconsin: GAB purges voter registration list

Friday, 17 May 2013

May 17, 2013

Arizona: Reactions to first all mail-in ballot

California: California's health exchange to serve as voter registration hub | Bill to allow out-of-state voting for emergency workers approved by Senate | Election result may be unknown for weeks after election

Colorado: Ballot images from 2009 election online for public inspection | Gessler evaluating run for governor in 2014

Connecticut: Recount yields same result | More people voting

Georgia: Newborn, Porterdale seek to make voting easier for residents

Idaho: Test of Ada County's elections equipment goes well

Illinois: Possible law to increase voting opportunities for 17-year-olds

Indiana: County hears vote center ideas

Louisiana: St. Tammany registrar of voters relocates office

Maryland: County might take over Ocean City election | Takoma Park may not be last city to grant teens right to vote

Minnesota: Judges hear arguments in voting rights case | Proposal would tweak voter intent guidelines

Nevada: Extended voter registration clears Senate panel

New Jersey: Provisional ballots will reveal Verona's winner

New York: Voting machine firm says it can prevent disaster during city's election | Herkimer County opposes early voting proposal | Supervisors oppose bills for early voting | Support for single, rotating voting site

Ohio: Elections chief: 'Anomalies' call Fairfield County's ability to run own elections into question | Fairfield County elections board chastised | In-state tuition for students registering to vote in Ohio?

Oregon: County officials across Oregon say automatic voter registration bill is too complicated

Pennsylvania: County takes measures to avoid election problems | Simpson Voting House reopens for elections with 'Keystone of Democracy' designation

South Carolina: County prepares to seek new elections director | SC tries to catch up with other states in military-friendly legislation

Texas: Election administrator submits resignation

Thursday, 16 May 2013

May 16, 2013

Arizona: Lawmakers propose more requirements to put referendums on ballots | Senate panel OKs new rules for petitions

California: Special election costs rile officials

Connecticut: Manchester directors shelve increase in voting districts | Conn. registrars push for election-related bills

Florida: Florida to keep 2016 presidential primary in March

Georgia: Fulton County confirms Barron as new elections director

Idaho: Ada County elections office introduces new system and laptops for poll workers and voters | Scott announces retirement as county clerk

Illinois: Estimated cost for WL-S special election $8800 | Illinois could allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries

Indiana: State to spend $2M to clean up voter rolls | Boone Township considers call for recount

Kentucky: State officials discuss Carroll issues, projects

Maryland: Maryland teens lead national movement to lower voting age

Minnesota: Lawmakers end push to open early voting | Elections director to depart soon

Mississippi: DA pledges Canton vote investigation

Missouri: Uncle of Mo. lawmaker admits to voter fraud | Election clerk enjoys the farm life, animals, tractors

New Jersey: Loser in Passaic mayoral race says machines rigged, wants recount | 322 mail-in ballots voided | Verona Township election not likely to be official until Thursday

New Mexico: City likely to sign off on voting convenience centers

New York: Elex vote-machine disaster looms: Mike | Big changes planned for Rockland polling places | Bloomberg demands BOE 'bring back the old machines' | NY's non-citizens may soon be permitted to vote | Ulster County Legislature opposes proposal to allow early voting

North Carolina: Board of elections makeup to change

Ohio: Ohio GOP wants to tie tuition to voting | Voter fraud, or just errors? | Husted to decide on double voters | Hamilton County elections board sends two more voting cases to prosecutor | Election board to review policies after hiring convicted felon | Montgomery elections director to resign

South Carolina: Orangeburg elections chief to lead Richland elections office | Richland County picks new elections director

Texas: WilCo top elections official headed for Atlanta

Wisconsin: Settlement reached in lawsuit over state's redistricting records

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

May 15, 2013

National News: U.S. Supreme Court examines voting rights in two cases

Arizona: Senate leaders move to revive election bills

California: Misplaced ballots were likely due to human error, elections official says | Not all who pay for Measure A get a vote

Colorado: New election era dawns

Connecticut: Merrill praises House passage of provisional ballot bill

Florida: County wants more discussion over where to relocate elections office

Georgia: Elections board consider sweeping changes | State election board gives Hall elections director letter of instruction | Alleged election violations won't be referred to attorney general

Indiana: County election board to demo electronic poll book

Maryland: Md. city lowers voting age for its elections to 16 | Takoma Park grants 16-year-olds right to vote

Michigan: Special election for House seat will cost taxpayers if Snyder calls for vote before August

Minnesota: Plaintiff previews voting rights case

Nevada: Voter registration bills appear troubled

New Hampshire: More online voter registration could better secure vote and save money

New Jersey: Cedar grove poll workers await voters | Poll workers are no-shows; computer glitch delays tally of vote-by-mail ballots | Bergen County exec: Christie was right to veto early voting bill | Fight breaks out at polling site, report says | BOE staff busy tabulating Jersey City ballots, counting by-mail votes | Cape May County launches voting information web site

New York: Early warning about NYC election | Last ballot fraud trial payment made

North Carolina: Greensboro group takes voter ID petition to Raleigh | Douglas picked as chairman of county's BOE

Ohio: Board of elections approves precinct boundary changes

Pennsylvania: Montco GOP asks court to oust voter services acting director

South Carolina: Bill giving secretary of state power over elections stalls in committee

Tennessee: County to seek bids for addition to store voting machines | Photo ID law amended, effective immediately | Garton re-elected chair | City: Election will be closely watched after election officials ouster

Texas: Voting process gets updates

Virginia: Retired Prince William registrar talks about past, looks to future | ACLU concerned about new voter ID law

West Virginia: Council keeps primary election

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

May 14, 2013

National News: Congressmen seek constitutional guarantee of the right to vote

Technology News: Creator of innovative iPad election technology wins grants competition

Alabama: Supreme Court considers Voting Rights Act challenge

California: Voter fraud allegations in Little Armenia under review | San Bernardino clerk target of recall | Measure to reimburse counties up in committee today | County readies for special election

Florida: Miami-Dade GOP candidates told to avoid using ballot brokers

Idaho: Voting locations change for May 21 election

Michigan: Michigan approves access for disabled voters | NAACP lawsuit claims emergency manager law violates rights

New Hampshire: Lawmakers divided over voter ID law

New Jersey: BOE approves closing schools on election day | Some sample ballots have wrong polling place for Tuesday's election

New York: Embattled city BOE warns mayoral election may be a disaster | Mayoral hopeful: Let non-citizens vote | Early voting in Rockland: What price, democracy?

Ohio: Greene Co. elections board fires employee

Oklahoma: Tulsa voters concerned about personal info on mailers

Oregon: Suspicious substance shuts down Portland elections office

Pennsylvania: Long ballot may frustrate voters

Rhode Island: Pacheco lays out plans for 2014 secretary of state run

South Carolina: Richland County board still seeking new elections director | Another meeting, still no elections director named | Richland elections board doing 'homework' on background of director candidate | Dems say GOP early voting bill limits access

Tennessee: State approves final report on Davidson County election troubles | Ousted administrator agrees to stay with board, temporarily

Texas: Garza decides to forgo election recount

Virginia: Montgomery County has high tech voting machines