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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

October 15, 2014

National News: Whites are more supportive of voter ID laws when shown photos of black people voting | Will your vote actually count? | What the voter ID court battles could mean for Election Day

Alaska: Division of elections mistake leaves gubernatorial candidate out of pamphlet

Arizona: Maricopa Co. elections officials dealing with 2nd ballot blunder

Arkansas: Voting machines ready for early voting | Election commissioners print two early voting ballot versions

California: Registrar of voters admits more mistakes for mail-in ballots | San Bernardino Co. website lists personalized election information

Colorado: As ballots go out, fraud charges prove safeguards

Connecticut: Elections board, Common Cause object to funding Malloy mailer

Florida: PBC election office admits to printer error in unreadable sample ballot sent to voters

Georgia: Fort Oglethorpe elections chief pays for ballots | Legal action--and mass voter confusion--looms in Ga. as Election Day nears | Early voting off to strong start | Early voting is open, but sites are unequal

Idaho: Woodings calls on Denney to give up state pension

Illinois: Conservative group mails voter registration letters to deceased

Indiana: Voting machine test goes off without hitch

Iowa: Anderson pledges nonpartisanship if elected  

Kentucky: Accuracy board learns county voting machines ready for election | Judge blocks law banning campaigning near polls

Massachusetts: Hudson poll workers begin training with new machines

Michigan: Vernon elementary school will no longer be polling place

Minnesota: SoS Candidate: Military voters should vote online | Severson and Simon clash over new voting rules | Metro Bus offering free rides on Election Day

Missouri: Early voting proposal in Missouri meets with skepticism

Montana: New online voter pre-registration tool announced | Election Day voter registration? Referendum could end it

New Hampshire: Judges says SoS was justified in printing Nashua ballot on two pages

New Mexico: Ballot bleed-through doesn't alter voters | Sandoval Co. officials promise change after suit

New York: Polling site eliminated in Fulton | City BOE fights nepotism

North Carolina: Elections board gets tough on training | County scouting site for elections office | BOE works to eliminate 'phantom voters'

Ohio: Ruling leaves voting mess in Powell | Voter registration awareness day proposed | Ohio voters don't know who runs state elections, poll finds | County projects elections board salary shortfall | Husted orders Summit Co. BOE to adopt policy on employees' use of personal devices at work | Absentee voting: In-person totals up, mail down

Oregon: Voter's pamphlet 'huh?'--they're not typos

Pennsylvania: Bureau of elections to test machines | Landisville polling place to move across street

Tennessee: Tennessee releases app in time for Wednesday start of early voting | Secretary of state defends name on voting stickers | New poll books get the OK from election commission

Texas: Appeals Court reinstates Texas voter ID law | Commissioners continue election equipment process | Fifth Circuit allows Texas to enforce voter ID law | Court reinstates voter ID law | Brownfield man frustrated he can't vote with Native American ID | how to make sure your mail-in ballot counts

Utah: Cache Valley election division awarded for access | County assuring privacy of mail-in ballots

Virginia: New voting equipment used November 4 | Henrico to offer voter ID registration at libraries

Wisconsin: With voter ID blocked, election officials shift focus to boosting turnout

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

October 14, 2014

National News: What's in a name? It could matter if you're writing to your lawmaker | Google launches new tools to encourage voter turnout | Bing and Google offering new search tools for 2014 election season | Most Americans support Voting Rights Act

Alabama: Shelby Co. keeping ban on firearms

Arizona: Bennett says Goddard ad makes false claims

Arkansas: Voting booths are tested

California: SoS candidates call for borrowing measure | Thousands of mail-in ballots going uncounted in Calif.

Colorado: SoS candidates on the issues | Vote-by-mail law could swing race | Mail-in ballots mailed today, USPS urges early return

Delaware: UD study examines role of race on voter ID debate

Florida: Voting machines get test run | PBC voters complain over unreadable sample ballot, words printed over

Georgia: Georgia's voting rights battle heats up as Election Day approaches | Polling locations will remain open in Lowndes Co., for now

Idaho: SoS candidate challenges opponent

Indiana: Early voting underway in Indiana | Election board running out of time to fix invalid absentee ballots | Voters should expect postcard in mail

Iowa: Flubbed absentee ballots costing auditor time, money | New Johnson Co. app helps voters find polling place

Kentucky: Free speech and electioneering laws collide

Louisiana: St. Tammany voters can cast early votes at several locations

Massachusetts: Republican candidate seeks to unseat Galvin

Michigan: Lansing opens satellite absentee voting location

Missouri: Early voting proposal draws opposition from Missouri elections officials

Montana: McCulloch, Edmunds debate on election-day registration| LR-126 asks Montanans to end election-day registration | Election-day registration debate in Montana

New Mexico: Oliver tries to unseat Duran in SoS race | Sandoval clerk, election director appeal voter case ruling | Sandoval Co. election officials appeal voting location increase

New York: Ward, as he departs, gives praise to elections workers

North Carolina: Voting places are ADA friendly | NC Superior Court clears way for voting site on ASU campus

Ohio: Husted, Turner spar over early balloting

Pennsylvania: Harrisburg polling place moving

South Dakota: Oglala Sioux tribe sues Jackson Co. | Pine Ridge satellite voting operates without controversy

Tennessee: Officials clear up misconceptions on voting | Early voting gets underway Wednesday | Voting demonstration

Texas: Ruling looms on Nov. 4 voter ID requirement | Mobile ID stations canceled | County launches what it claims is first election app

Virginia: Voter registration deadline today, IDs still available

Wisconsin: Officials expect post-election return of voter ID | State spent about $10K on voter ID awareness campaign | Long term fate of Wisconsin voter ID law up in the air | Voter registration available in public libraries

Monday, 13 October 2014

October 11-13, 2014

National News: Courts grapple with GOP-backed voting limits | GOP-backed voting limits spur backlash

Alaska: Elections Chief: Parties say what they want in voter pamphlet | 'Over-voting" was common problem with absentee ballots | State sends out corrected voter pamphlet

Arizona: Republican elections chief criticizes possible Democratic replacement | Student leaders hosting early polling station at UA

California: Paper is still the tech of choice for California elections | Quake-displaced county workers settle in Dey Labs | More than 8K SF ballot packs damaged, being returned | Padilla, Peterson avoid partisan attacks in secretary of state debate | Thousands of mail-in ballots going uncounted | Paper-folding skills will get your ballot in envelope | Ravaged election ballots arrive in mailboxes across San Francisco | Kern Co. elections officials: Don't cut ballots | Forum for secretary of state candidates hosted at International House | Registrar sees steady rise in mail-in ballots | Sulphur Springs to host meeting on voting areas

Connecticut: Darien registrar reaches out to help seniors cast ballots

Florida: Floridians back Scott's stance blocking felons from voting | Voters urged to get 'election ready'

Georgia: Lawyer's Committee sues Georgia over missing voter applications | Lowndes Co. elections office takes part in #PostThePeach | #PostThePeach campaign launched or early voters in Ga. | As early voting opens, litigation looms

Idaho: Election official faces trial stemming from recall

Illinois: Election Q&A: Scott Hays, Champaign Co. clerk

Indiana: Lawson urges participation in mock election

Iowa: Voter bus will mix politics with football at high school game

Kentucky: Poll workers still badly needed, officials say

Massachusetts: High voter turnout, larger ballot boosts costs for town clerks | Montgomery Co. registrar uses social media to recruit election workers

Michigan: Helping absentee voters? Or felony fraud?

Minnesota: Not guilty plea filed in ballot burning

Missouri: 6 days of early voting up for Missouri vote | Boone Co. clerk pans early voting amendment

Montana: Referendum would end election-day registration

Nebraska: Early voting ups workload for election officials | Gale urges students to volunteer as election workers | Early voting ups workload for elections officials | Students could win gift card for election day work

Nevada: Voter's guide to secretary of state campaign

North Carolina: Rush to register keeps voter offices busy | Surge ends registration deadline | Beating the voting registration deadline in Mecklenburg Co. | Back to the future? City may change election year cycles | After 31 years of working the polls, volunteer has seen number of changes

North Dakota: Fairfield goes on the attack towards Jaeger in SoS race

Ohio: Voting machines prepped, tested for November election | Marion Co. sees jump in early voting | No action taken after elections board ends investigation into Facebook | Union Co. officials investigating suspect signatures | Clerk ready for early voting, Election Day | Wood Co. to replace poll books | Even with start of early voting, issue ordered onto ballot

Pennsylvania: Philly official urged to rebut report he hasn't voted in years | Raises approved for election officials

South Dakota: Sioux Falls considers high-speed ballot counter | Group files suit claiming voting rights violations | Jackson Co. being pressured to open satellite office for voters

Tennessee: Farley: Election office staff, poll workers most important in vote administration | Should Tennessee make it easier for ex-felons to restore their voting rights? | "I Voted" stickers in Tennessee feature GOP name | Judge rules in favor of elections commission | Despite changes in other states, voter ID law stays in Tennessee

Texas: County unveils more accessible election system | Webb Co. prepares voting equipment for November elections | Texas voter ID dispute heats up | Federal judge issues order blocking voter ID law | Supreme Court ruling could thwart Texas' appeal in voter ID case | After voter ID ruling, appeals race begins | Greg Abbott seeks guidance on Texas voter ID | Use of voter ID law uncertain as next month's election near | Voter ID case may cause chaos on Election Day | RGV elections administrator, vote promoter shrug at voter ID ruling | Texas voter ID law ruling takes election office by surprise | County officials on hold amid voter ID ruling |Elections office scrambles after ID ruling | Court filings dispute timing of lifting of Texas' voter ID law | After voter ID ruling, appeals race begins | Voters prepare for crowded Nov. 4 election with uncertainty | Vote centers to debut Nov. 4  

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint BOE is prepared by doesn't expect Legislature to fund early voting period |

Vermont: Early voting reopens in Burlington

Virginia: Va. prepares for first election with new ID laws | It's in Hampton's budget: $157,560 for elections

Washington: Staff changes for Wyman include hiring of ex-TVW executive

West Virginia: County gets set for Nov. 4 election

Wisconsin: Appeals Court dissenters blister state's voter ID law | On-again, off-again voter ID has clerks scrambling | Clerks working to clear voter ID confusion | Elections board halts voter education effort | Elections official: Voter ID decision could save Milwaukee $50K | Dane Co. clerk says no photo ID mandate means more people can vote

Friday, 10 October 2014

October 10, 2014

National News: Google integrates location-aware voter ID requirements into its search results | Restrict voting rights? Not on comedian Lewis Black's watch | GOP-backed limits to voting rights lead to spirited backlash from Dems | Court decisions scramble elections in final weeks

Arizona: Pima Co. sends out 293K early ballots this week

Arkansas: Baxter Co. ballot snauf: We are fixing it | Election commission meeting reveals ballot error | Rutledge addresses voter registration controversy

California: County seeks to boost turnout | Can't figure out ranked-choice voting? You are not alone | If you vote by mail, you'll need extra postage

Florida: Absentee ballots requested, not returned in Central Florida | Special election to cost taxpayers more than half a million dollars | Thousands of Manatee voters moved to inactive list | Sample error won't affect Volusia ballots

Georgia: Renovations at muni building bring new entrance and voting site | Local groups launch efforts to address Ga. transgender voters | Civil rights groups threaten SoS with suit | Commissioner Cupid takes lead on Saturday voting

Idaho: Election official faces trial stemming from recall

Illinois: Absentee ballots missed referendum question

Indiana: SoS candidate aims to protect voter rights

Iowa: Interest spikes in absentee voting

Kansas: Kobach defends voter ID criticisms and claims gov't report is flawed | Yes, Hutchinson City Hall really is still a voter registration site | Douglas Co. kids voting project expects changes to produce larger turnout

Massachusetts: Should a voter ID law come to Mass.?

Mississippi: Judge dismisses lawsuit over voters' birthdates

Nebraska: Two face off for SoS | Thousands of early voting ballots circulate around Omaha

Nevada: Washoe Co. registrar's office to stay open late for voter registration

New Hampshire: Nashua officials want secretary of state held in contempt

New Jersey: Summit parents worried about safety at schools on election day

New Mexico: Candidate bio for secretary of state | Oliver vies to unseat Duran in SoS race

New YorkVoter registration deadline is fast approaching | Officials object to polls in schools

North Carolina: Opponents unhappy with court ruling on NC voter ID law | With elimination of same-day registration, last day to register is Oct. 10 | Concern in the East as state BOE investigates fraud | Voting law changes to impact November election | Final day to register for upcoming election | Friday is now the deadline to register to vote | Want to vote this year? Get registered by 5pm Friday

Oregon: Oregon voters get second shot at top-two primary

Pennsylvania: Report: Philly elections boss doesn't vote

South Carolina: Ballot error halts absentee voting on Hilton Head

Tennessee: Election commission canvasses voting machines | Study looks at effect of Tennessee ID law | Election administrators start date debated

Texas: Voters receive extra help preparing for upcoming elections | Federal court strikes down Texas ID law | Federal court calls Texas voter ID law unconstitutional | Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas ID law | Felons are staying off county voting rolls | Postage mix-up keeps mailed Harris Co. ballots at post office for days

Vermont: Debate: Secretary of state candidates

Virginia: Nov. 4 election marks first time photo ID required

Washington: Washington college register 5K new voters

Wisconsin: Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin voter ID law | Wisconsin voter ID law blocked | Elections board launches voter ID campaign | MU law poll director weighs in on voter ID decision | Van Hollen will still fight for voter ID before election | Gov. Walker statement on voter ID ruling | Milwaukee election workers continue training classes

Thursday, 09 October 2014

October 9, 2014

National News: Online voting not ready for worldwide roll-out: Study | GAO report: Voter ID laws stunted turnout | Rules for provisional ballots all over the map

Alabama: County precincts upgraded for handicap accessibility

Arkansas: Arkansas SoS wins coveted achievement award

California: November ballot snag barely avoided by county officials | Vote-by-mail ballots require additional postage | Santa Cruz Co. has vote-by-mail backlog | Changes in voting process could benefit non-English speakers

Colorado: SoS race comes to Grand Junction

Florida: Thrasher leaving Senate could cost taxpayers

Georgia: Early voting starts, new Augusta site opens Monday | No backlog of voter registrations in Rockdale Co. | Sunday voting coming to Athens | Elections board clashes over absentee ballot procedures

Illinois: Cook Co. clerk honors 'best of the best' poll workers

Indiana: Indiana voters get head start | Lake official declares epoll a winner on first day of early voting

Iowa: Linn Co. voting officials seek unregistered voters on city bus routes

Kansas: Kobach disputes study showing Kansas voter ID law likely reduced voter turnout

Massachusetts: Longtime Tewksbury poll worker thanks voters for all their support

Minnesota: Absentee voters so far tend to be older and from Democratic areas

Mississippi: Hosemann: Fewer than 900 crossover voters in June

Montana: McCulloch, Edmunds to debate same-day voter registration | A historic day for casting ballots at Crow Agency

New Jersey: Union Co. unveils new mobile elections app

New Mexico: Blind voters express concerns about NM voting machines | Early voting underway in Dona Ana Co., hundreds flock to polls

New York: Ramapo to appeal decision on ward vote, irking critics

North Carolina: Justices uphold North Carolina's voting restrictions | Supreme Court ruling means no same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting in NC | Voter registration deadline causes confusion | State won't have same-day registration app ready for election | Ruling: No same-day registration in NC election

Ohio: Supreme Court decision leaves chaos in wake | Poster with Husted's name must go in all polling places

Oregon: The absolutely fascinating history of Oregon's 'ballot slogans'

Pennsylvania: Election board taking first steps toward combining precincts | Mixup leads to miscast ballots in Phoenixville | Three polling places change

South Carolina: Richland Co. elections board chairwoman: 'I am not confident' in voting machine security | Lexington Co. elections director: Poll workers prepping for high turnout, explanation of lengthy ballot

Utah: Election season getting early start

Virginia: Voter ID law has Virginia Dems scrambling | Rules for provisional ballots all over the map

Wisconsin: Opponents ask Supreme Court again to halt voter ID | Elections board explains decision to implement voter ID | Baron Co. gears up to follow voter ID law | Assembly speaker says Wisconsin elections director 'must go'

Wednesday, 08 October 2014

October 8, 2014

National News: Court decisions on voting rules sow confusion in state races | Voting rights battles could complicate November elections | Groups tap tech as state voter registration deadlines pass | Lil Jon remixes 'Turn Down For What' as 2014 midterm anthem

Alaska: State must translate election materials by Friday | Voters say no to by-mail voting | Treadwell addresses election

Arizona: Goddard, Reagan spar over voting rights in debate

Arkansas: Voter ID Law: State Supreme Court case has local voice | Wingard responds to suspended voting rights report

California: Fresno Co. supervisor name new election date for retirement board | Similar ideas mark campaign for secretary of state

Colorado: Pitkin Co. ballot snafu easily fixed

Connecticut: Elections officials review new polling place | Kent registrars will explain voting rules

District of Columbia: DC elections board says all voting machines need to be replaced | DC voting machines malfunction weeks before election  

Florida: Broward, Dade send out first batch of ballots | Manatee sets voters inactive list, Dems call foul | Record number of absentee ballots ready to mail

Georgia: Kemp and Carter contend for secretary of state | Athens OKs Sunday voting | No voting on Sunday this year | Paulding removes security screening for voters

Idaho: Absentee ballots become hot topic and SoS debate

Indiana: Dampness does slight damage to voting equipment | Tippecanoe Co. is ready for Election Day | Voting accessibility funds approved for Allen Co.

Iowa: Preparing for the polls

Kansas: Race for secretary of state close in new poll

Kentucky: Absentee voting machine to be checked

Michigan: Secretary of state wants no-excuse absentee voting | Security concerns prompt change in voting venue

Minnesota: Students supply questions for secretary of state debate

Mississippi: Hosemann releases report on primary, runoff

Missouri: Ferguson voter registration increase way lower than reported

Nebraska: Courthouse now polling place

New York: Oneida restaurant's voter registration drive features free lunch | Judge invalidates Ramapo ward referendum

North Carolina: Same-day voter registration restored, at least for now | State elections board cautions voters to register before deadline

Ohio: In-person early voting up first day in Franklin Co. | Early voting underway statewide | Betras questions Mahoning elections board budget increase | Early voting begins following dispute | Mahoning elections board cuts expenses, increases budget | Summit Co. elections board to hire nonpartisan poll workers | Dems cry foul over Husted name at polling place | First-time early voters give Mahoning's process a thumbs up

Oregon: Election officials question bad voter cards

Rhode Island: Secretary of state's office holding events for voter IDs

South Carolina: Johnson selected as new head of Richland Co. elections board

South Dakota: Minnehaha Co. introduces new voting tool

Tennessee: Wilson Co. honors veterans with votes

Texas: Wichita Co. purchases Hart voting system | Secretary of state addresses Taylor Co. voting

Vermont: Early voting halted when ballot omits 5 candidates

Virginia: AG endorses electronic signatures for voter registration | Court declares Congressional map unconstitutional

West Virginia: A field trip to the ballot box

Wisconsin: Elections board explains decision to implement voter ID | Opponents ask again for relief from voter ID | Groups seek emergency stay of voter ID law | Area clerks urge voters to get their ducks in a row | Legislator voices concern about state elections board | County clerks scramble as new law takes effect

Tuesday, 07 October 2014

October 7, 2014

Alaska: Court order has Gwich'in translators scrambling on election materials

Arkansas: How much work goes into Election Day?

California: Error placing voters in wrong districts fixed, registrar says | Absentee ballots increasingly popular in San Bernardino | Padilla battles Peterson to replace Bowen | For many, elections have begun | Election month begins with flexibility of voting by mail

Colorado: Colorado readies for inaugural vote-by-mail general election

Florida: Voters held up in lines | Flagler officials tight-lipped about FDLE investigation | Manatee trims list of eligible voters | Judge refuses to endorse county elections plan | Elections office gears up for November election | Early voting and 'soul to the polls' times vary widely

Georgia: Dems want actin on delayed voter registration applications | Ga. leaders worry over 42K missing voters | Athens-Clarke Co. could be next to OK Sunday voting | Elections board calls meeting to address absentee ballot concerns | Sunday voting brings political controversy | Lowndes election officials staying busy ahead of deadline

Idaho: SoS hopeful wants to eliminate primary election | SoS candidates square off at forum

Illinois: New voting registration options

Indiana: Tippecanoe Co. approves 19 vote centers  

Maine: SoS enhances online absentee ballot service

Massachusetts: Shirley officials review special ballot

Montana: Missoula Co. mails out 27K ballots

New Mexico: Absentee voting begins Tuesday

New York: Legislation would expand voter registration to more agencies

North Carolina: NC voting laws change for this election | Judge wants NC to discuss voting changes | Absentee voting mistakes may cause invalidity

Ohio: Eric Holder slams early voting restrictions in Ohio | Early voting is focus in SoS race | More than 650K absentee ballots requested through Friday| YSU students camp out to be first early voters | New Stark BOE facility finally opens

Pennsylvania: Luzerne Co. unable to track veteran voters | Dinniman dishes on makeup of elections board | WB Township polling place moved| Democrats angry over Phoenixville voting precinct change

Tennessee: White, Bivens continue election battle in court

Texas: Voter ID laws unlikely to change | Mobile unit rolls into Waco to help get voter IDs | Smith Co. gearing up for a busy November election | Voter registrars report slow final day to register | County to hold mock election Tuesday

Vermont: City suspends early voting for ballot error

Wisconsin: Appeals Court upholds voter ID law | Appeals Court officially upholds voter ID law | Walker says Dems DMV plan for voter ID's is unnecessary | City leaders launch voter ID social media campaign | Poll workers prepare for first big election with voter ID | Clerks work to spread word about voter ID

Monday, 06 October 2014

October 4-6, 2014

National News: Voter ID rules' impact on turnout is hard to determine | Analysis: Justices signal skepticism on voter ID | Voter ID laws in vogue in the US | Google Now has your back for voter registration too | A month before Election Day, election rules still in flux | Voting rights on docket as new Supreme Court term opens

Arizona: Dual track voting system to affect some first-time voters

Arkansas: AG candidate files voter registration| Justices signal skepticism on voter ID law  

California: Candidate info missing from 100K sample ballots | Another error found in sample ballot for Rancho Cordova voters | County elections office to provide drop-off boxes | Similar ideas mark race for elections chief | Election officials prepare to send out mail ballots for November

Connecticut: Ballot question could help change the way state votes

Florida: Voting hits the new millennium | Flagler Co. supervisor of elections accused of illegally recording conversation | FDLE searches Flagler supervisor of elections' office | Majority of voters choosing to cast ballots by mail | FIU early voting site to debut

Georgia: Floyd Co. to get 1 day of Sunday voting

Hawaii: Staff tests voting machines to prepare for general election | Puna primary fiasco detailed at county council | Election preparations for Puna lava threat | Chief election officer focuses on mistake-free general election | Internal inquiry clears elections officer | Big Island senator wants all mail voting for Puna precincts

Illinois: Adams Co. voters up in arms over mail-in ballot applications | GOP eyes voter rolls in close campaign | Changing times take toll on schools as polling places

Indiana: Elections board tests ballot machines | Porter Co. clerk candidates differ on satellite voting expansion

Iowa: SoS candidates talk voter ID

Kentucky: Hundreds of Kentuckians re-registering to vote | Why can't Kentuckians vote early?

Maine: Campus program engages students in voting process

Massachusetts: Historic Marblehead polling place won't be ready for November | Inside the little-known board of election commissioners

Michigan: Customer service an issue in SoS race

Minnesota: Simon proud of vote-by-mail law | Elections director: Early voting popular | New website makes voting easier than ever | Simon: Secretary of state must be nonpartisan

Montana: 211K Montana ballots in mail Monday, down from 2012 | Western Native Voice aims to get out American Indian vote

Nevada: Secretary of state candidates argue election reform, voter ID issues

New Mexico: Voting machine certification a success

North Carolina: NC asks Supreme Court to intervene in voting rights case | NC asks court to let it carry out election law changes | Officials working to enact court's decision | Amid uncertainty, election boards urge voters to register | Fayetteville resident challenging voter status of his neighbors | Some of NC's absentee voters hit a signature snag | A holding pattern | Conservatives push purge of 132 voters from county rolls

Ohio: Early voting changing election campaigns in Ohio | Black churches add early votes to Sunday traditions

Oklahoma: AG: Electronic voter registrations signatures improper

Oregon: Tope two a primary topic for debaters | Oregon voters get 2nd shot at top-two primaries

Pennsylvania: 3 York Co. polling places to be changed for November

Rhode Island: Rhode Island's voting list doesn't add up

Tennessee: Dems sue elections commission, administrator

Texas: Rusk Co. voters can cast ballots at any of its locations | Criminal appeals court judge files suit over voter ID | Officials make last-ditch registration push

Utah: Campaign launches ads for Utah voting website

Wisconsin: Clerks: Voter ID smooth so far | Chad Vader confronts the force that is voter ID | Legislature panel approves funds for voter ID education | Local elections officials prepare for ID requirement | AG refuses to defend GAB | State agencies focus on public education of voter ID law

Friday, 03 October 2014

October 3, 2014

National News: Privacy advocates sue Pentagon over Internet voting test results | High court forced to deal with voting and redistricting

Alaska: Why vote counting in Alaska takes a long time | Judge orders state to remedy Native language assistance

Arkansas: Justices weigh Arkansas voter ID requirements | Arkansas Supreme Court weighs constitutionality of voter ID | Clerk denies Rutledge's request to reinstate voter registration

California: Outreach team aims to make Election Day sexier--and bump voter turnout | Fresno Co. elections mistake will require new retirement board balloting | Ballot collection boxes in city halls will make voting easier

Connecticut: Conn. to consider constitutional amendment | Old registry books lists names of Milford voters from late 1800s

Florida: Flyer confusing voters, Indian River Co. supervisor of elections says | Majority of voters choose to cast ballots by mail | New ballot drop-off box available 24/7

Georgia: Muscogee elections board delays Sunday voting for study | Rockdale BOE action on Sunday voting 'obstructive'

Hawaii: Big Island officials question handling of election

Illinois: GOP eyes voter rolls amid close campaign

Iowa: Pate continues to lead in SoS race

Kansas: Kobach in tight race following Senate ballot dispute

Kentucky: United Graphics is going out of business, will not fulfill election ballot contract | Teary-eyed clerk surprised at retirement party

Maine: Clerks prepare for onslaught of ballots

Michigan: Students work with LWV to register people

Mississippi: Elections panel rejects closed-party primaries | High court hears Senate primary dispute

Missouri: Voter registration soars in Ferguson following Brown killing

Nevada: Miller's office changes website amid ethics complaint

New Jersey: Union Co. clerk launches first-of-its-kind voter app

New Mexico: New Lincoln Co. vote tabulator boasts wizard software

New York: Ramapo voting machines locked up after reports of suspicious campaign phone calls

North Carolina: NC GOP candidate literature on voter ID challenged | Legal battles, voter intimidation scams confuse voters | Court has elections office scrambling

Ohio: Early voting challenge back to square one | Husted responds to Supreme Court ruling | Early voting hours unlikely to change before Election Day

Oregon: Measure 90 would restructure primary elections

Pennsylvania: Polling places moved

South Carolina: Discord arises amid Richland Co. elections committee members

Tennessee: Crockett Co. names new administrator of elections

Texas: County clerk: Defective ballots will still count | Judge sues Texas for requiring voter IDs

U.S. Virgin Islands: Marsh-Monsanto vows to ignore suspension from elections board | St. Croix BOE OKs policies limiting chairman's actions

Utah: Despite voter registration snafu, Romney not shunning GOP | Vote-by-mail trend changing how Utahns vote and campaign

Virginia: Election officials raising awareness of new ID laws | County office open Sunday for voter IDs

West Virginia: Kanawha Co. ballot reprint to cost $37K

Wisconsin: Voter ID law in Wisconsin is challenged | U.S. Supreme Court asked to block Wisconsin voter ID law | One in five Wisconsin voters don't know they'll need ID

Thursday, 02 October 2014

October 2, 2014

National News: Three years later, Pentagon unit still hides Internet voting test results | New online tool helps troops overseas vote

Arkansas: Republican AG hopeful says voter registration canceled for political reasons | Supreme Court takes up voter ID

California: Brown vetoes bill to expand California Voting Rights Act | Sacramento Co. taxpayers on hook for elections office mistake | Nevada Co. modernized polling place voter check-in

Connecticut: Lumaj calls for Bridgeport registrar to resign | Merrill launches push for online voter registration

Florida: Vote-by-mail scam in Pasco Co. | Manatee, Sarasota see surge in absentee ballots

Georgia: Democrats, Republicans view Sunday voting differently | Fayette elections board: No Sunday voting here

Hawaii: Drive-through voter registration offered | Big Island officials question handling of election | Committee revisits primary election woes

Idaho: County prepares for election with new tabulators | Race for secretary of state

Kansas: Court rules Democrat can staff off Senate ballot | Court rules Kansas Dems don't have to put candidate on ballot

Maine: Clerks prepare for onslaught of absentee ballots

Montana: Four more counties sign on to open primary lawsuit

Nevada: Miller faces ethics complaint in AG's race

New York: Ramapo referendums stymied by big turnout, confusion | Ramapo special election ballots ordered impounded

North Carolina: NC voting law partially blocked | 2 new limits on voting in NC are rejected by US Court | Appeals court puts some voting law changes on hold | Reduction in polling locations considered

Ohio: Husted again urges GOP to pass online voter registration

Pennsylvania: Eight Lancaster polling locations likely to change

Rhode Island: New voter ID requirements spur complaints of disenfranchisement

South Carolina: Interim Richland Co. elections director says election should be successful | Horry, Georgetown elections offices open late for voter registration| New Richland elections board gets to work

Tennessee: Nearly two dozen colleges participate in statewide voter registration push | Democratic party sues elections commission, administrator

Texas: More thank 5K Galveston Co. ballots no good after snafu uncovered | Election official exonerated in dispute with Democrats

Washington: Yakima voting rights plan goes to federal judge

West Virginia: WV Supreme Court rules election commission must allow GOP to add candidate | Kanawha Co. must reprint 55K ballots

Wisconsin: Low voter ID awareness in La Crosse Co.| Lawmakers to consider request for voter ID ad campaign