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Thursday, 12 November 2015

November 12, 2015

National News: Should soldiers' votes get counted? That's not as easy as you think

Arkansas: Benton Co. officials pitch vote centers | Elections gets new home

California: Idyllwild Fire elections to change to even-numbered years

Colorado: Voter fraud suspect acquitted in Arapahoe | Today is deadline to correct election ballots

Connecticut: Stratford registrars first to register for certification course

Delaware: Debate over voting in Rehoboth continues

Florida: Christina White named Miami-Dade elections supervisor | Teresa Apgar joins race for Volusia elections chief

Georgia: Church parking lot destroyed by voters

Guam: Guam group files voting rights lawsuit

Iowa: Secretary of state announces expansion of 'Your Vote' program

Kansas: Kansas State Polytechnic to discuss electronic voting accuracy | Kobach completes voter registrations of two men suing him | Kobach seeks to end lawsuit against voter citizenship rule

Kentucky: Low voter turnout, but smooth election in Marion Co.

Louisiana: Early voting numbers stronger for runoff than primary

Maryland: Spelling Euille's name wasn't a problem, number of votes was

Massachusetts: Early voting coalition seeks to increase voter turnout

Michigan: Wells asks for recount in Burton mayoral election

New Jersey: Dems vow to wipe out veto of bill to boost voting

New Mexico: Cruces council election heads for recount

New York: Niagra Co. considers upgrade of security at BOE

North Carolina: Colored pens decide Garland commissioner race | North Carolina towns decide elections with coin flip | December court date set for local man arrested at polling site

Ohio: Officials: Investigation into voting difficulties underway | Boehner resignation leads to election oddity | Officials plan count of 147 misplaced write-in ballots

Pennsylvania: No problems so far in Crawford Co. election tabulation

South Carolina: Low voting had positive and negative impacts in Charleston

Tennessee: Early voting at NCTC | Chester Co. first in state to debut iPads at polls

Texas: Recount likely in Martindale city election

U.S. Virgin Islands: New lawsuit challenges lack of voting rights in U.S. territories

Utah: Mail in comparison | Virgin town council refuses to accept election vote canvass

Virginia: Arlington: A business as usual election

West Virginia: Program stresses registering, then voting

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

November 11, 2015

National News: 'The Daily Show' has a solution for America's outdated voting machines | Seeing voting rights under siege, Philip Glass rewrites an opera | Federal lawsuit filed for US territories to vote for president | Going to the polls stresses voters out

Alabama: Olivia Reynolds apologizes for voter fraud convictions

Arkansas: Benton Co. legislative committee approves vote centers

Arizona: Tucson's election system illegally favors Democrats

California: Modesto council disciplines city clerk

Connecticut: Stamford election results changed by recount

District of Columbia: Bill aims to lower voting age

Florida: Study: Voting equipment in some Firs Coast counties outdated | County to receive grant for new voting machines | Clay County's 'election geek' supervisor registers more than 90 percent of potential voters | Honor a Madison Co. veteran | 15 years after big recount, new machines readied

Georgia: NAACP sues Ga. county for purging black voters | Puerto Ricans may be key for bilingual ballots in Georgia | Sparks fly at Floyd Co. elections board meeting | Irregularities investigated in Chatham Co. |

Guam: Group files federal lawsuit

Iowa: Students opt out of voter participation

Kansas: Some south Kansas counties have over 100 percent voter registration

Kentucky: Union Co. approves poll worker raise

Michigan: Straight-ticket voting ban speeds through Michigan Senate | Lansing plans voting changes for 2016

Mississippi: Candidate claims election officials can't count

Missouri: Hermann Ward 1 voters now have new polling place | Gasconade Co. election judges get familiar with new voting equipment

Montana: Provisional ballots don't change outcome

New York: County BOE building security questioned

North Carolina: Coin toss breaks tie in town commissioner race

Ohio: BOE holds special meeting to iron out problems with e-poll books | E-poll book vendor takes responsibility for some election night problems | County election officials pledge to fix voting problems | Hamilton Co. BOE to pay poll workers for overtime hours

Pennsylvania: Could phony ballot get Philly ethics board attention?

South Carolina: New voting machines in SC possibly by 2017 | Committee meets to discuss new voting machines

Tennessee: Decatur, Hartselle voters moved to new voting locations

Texas: Public hearings set to gauge countywide vote center success

U.S. Virgin Islands: AG Walker says voters must feed ballots themselves

Utah: GOP wants to let Utah judge settle election dispute

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

November 10, 2015

National News: Democrats push for automatic voter registration

Arizona: USGD passes resolution encouraging student IDs for voter registration | Ballot hand count confirms election results

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election commission discusses new equipment, poll worker training

California: California launches a voting program to honor veterans

Connecticut: Outcome unchanged after recount

Florida: Proposed amendment would restore felons' voting rights | Proposed bill would put greater scrutiny on voter purges | Florida's redistricting process causing some worry among elections officials | Florida's elections chief hoping for record-breaking voter turnout in 2016

Georgia: Election officials miscounted LaVista Hills cityhood vote | Secrets and lies in LaVistsa Hills | Chatham Co. BOE to make improvements in time for runoff

Guam: Bordallo plans to amend Organic Act to allow election reform

Idaho: Ada Co. tallies uncounted Meridian ballots

Louisiana: Inmates awaiting trial have right to vote, but few do in Lafayette, other Louisiana parishes | Local leaders issue voting challenge

Minnesota: Ranked choice runoff wraps up St. Paul council race

Mississippi: Pearson questions election results

Missouri: Cherokee Co. to double check voter rolls

New Jersey: Prieto irritated by Christie veto of Democracy Act | Christie vetoes changes to NJ voting laws | Provisional ballots counted for close races | Christie vetoes Democracy Act

North Carolina: Opponents file new complaint on photo ID lawVoting map mistake casts doubt on election results | DSG, GPSC urge creation of on-campus voting site | Two candidates ask for a recount

Ohio: Board: More than one problem plagued Hamilton Co.Hearing set on poll problems | Vendor error removed 11K voters from e-rolls on Election Day

PennsylvaniaComplaints filed over alleged misconduct

South Carolina: Stephens Co. settles provisional ballot issue

Texas: North Texas woman arrested for voter fraud | Commissioners to canvas votes, set hearing to get feedback on new voting centers

Virginia: Recount requested in Fredericksburg | Challenger contests election

Wisconsin: Judge criticizes proposed changes to GAB | Details on elections board changes delayed

Monday, 09 November 2015

November 7-9, 2015

National News: Clinton, Sanders vie as voting rights champions | New play about voter suppression comes to D.C. | Rock the Vote announces partnership with bebe | Democratic group called iVote pushes automatic voter registration

Arizona: Final ballot count due Monday in Pima Co. election

California: San Mateo Co. easily passes its historic, all-mail ballot test | Turnout up, costs down in San Mateo Co.'s all-mail election | Registrar of voters office continues to work on official election canvass | All-mail-in ballot a winner in Bay Area vote

Colorado: Public invited to watch Boulder Co. election audit Tuesday | Ballot box popular in election debut

District of Columbia: Should 16-year-olds in D.C. get to vote for president?

Florida: Lee elections office unveils new equipment | Fla. SoS visits Duval ahead of 2016 elections | Duval elections chief: As many as 80 percent of 2016 Duval voters could choose early voting | Election supervisors want redistricting complete by mid-December | Lawmakers ponds new redistricting methods

Georgia: Voting machine memory stick drama in Georgia sparks scandal, probe | LaVista Hills may challenge cityhood election | Officials certify DeKalb election, LaVista Hills supporters skeptical | Suspended elections official griped about faulty gear

Idaho: Ada Co. finds uncounted Meridian ballots

Illinois: Election officials gear up for new law | 2016 elections closer than you think

Indiana: Alleged snafu in vote for clerk is poll workers' third strike | Uncounted ballots won't change outcome of close races | Electronic poll books in Porter Co. get mixed reviews | Limiting vote centers saves money | Hundreds of Vanderburgh Co. ballots not counted on Election Day

Maryland: Recount in Aberdeen fails to resolve deadlock | City officials, residents consider ad hoc election

Massachusetts: Early vote worries grow

Mississippi: Tie elections not a rarity

New Jersey: Clock ticking for Christie to decide on bills on his desk | 2015 elections likely saw lowest voter turnout in NJ history

North Carolina: WSSU, state elections board to discuss voter mail | Was early voting site in Garner worth it? | Voters pick eclectic mix for write-ins in Greensboro elections

North Dakota: ND LWV may lobby for new voter registration laws

Ohio: What's to blame for election chaos? | Ohio elections chief wants county to review poll problems | Computers blamed for Hamilton Co. Election Day problems | Candidate wants apology after miscounted votes

Oklahoma: Voting tips offered by election board secretary

Pennsylvania: Official vote count opens in Lackawanna Co. | Dismissed Luzerne Co. election official on leave from new job in Georgia during probe of alleged voting irregularities

South Dakota: Voter fatigue?

Tennessee: Election Administrator Farley preparing for 2016 | Knox Co. election commission seeking help for 2016 elections

Texas: At precinct 344, lousy wiring and the hard-won right to vote | U.S. court keeps disputed Texas voting maps for 2016 | Combined voting locations may spur more change | Fort Bend officials cheer boosted turnout under new system | McLennan Co. gets final report of 350 ADA violations

Utah: Senator seeks clarification on election dispute

Virginia: Prince George Co. switches to staggered elections

Wisconsin: Senate GOP votes to dissolve GAB | Senate GOP votes to overhaul campaign finance, revamp elections board in late-night session

Friday, 06 November 2015

November 6, 2015

National News: Will state courts fill a void on voting rights? | Re-examining voting rights fifty years later | Activists want debates to address issue of voter access | The marathon U.S. presidential election process

Alabama: Look back...to local endorsement of voting machines, 1940

Arizona: Pima Co. still counting votes

Arkansas: Boone Co.'s old voting machines get a new home

California: Registrar explains wait for final election results| With ballots still coming in, several races too close to call | More than 23K ballots come in to election office | At a Long Beach high school, a hands-on experiment in democracy

Colorado: San Miguel Co. reports record turnout

Florida: Florida Senate defeats redistricting map; session crashes | Recount needed in Groveland

Georgia: DeKalb Co.'s LaVista Hills election investigated for tampering | Advocates seek bilingual ballots | Secretary of state to handle Warwick provisional ballots

Idaho: Nampa resident volunteers for 50 years

Indiana: Anatomy of a ballot problem in Clark Co.

Iowa: Election results stand after vote recount

Louisiana: Early voting begins Saturday for runoff elections

Massachusetts: Election Modernization Commission urges more early voting sites, announces contest | Worcester clerk refutes claims | No problems with new polling location

Mississippi: Officials say late Dantzler box was a miscommunication

Minnesota: Why was voter turnout so high?

Nebraska: Daily News honored by secretary of state for election efforts

New Jersey: Bond referendum defeated in tie | Concerns about voter manipulation surface in Morris Co. polling place | Documents on provisional ballots must be kept, judge orders

New Mexico: Former secretary of state seeks old job

New York: Several races await arrival of absentee ballots | System overload led to Sullivan election results delay

North Carolina: Elections board gears up for photo ID voting in 2016 | Election officials report minor hiccups| Couple elected as mayor and councilwoman in town of two

Ohio: Insurance company to pay Stark Co. almost $1m for ruined voting equipment | Glitches aside, Evendale shows its voting pride | BOE leaders vow 'transparent and collaborative' investigation into problems | Butler Co. may be first in state to use new voting technology| Despite hiccups, election 'went well' | Will Ohio vote glitches get fixed by 2016? | Poll working: A civic duty| Lucas Co. BOE votes to merge precincts | Missing Struthers ballots to be counted Nov. 14

Pennsylvania: Bucks commissioners recount wouldn't be quick, cheap or easy| Hard-to-read printout blamed for confusion in White Oak election results | Complaints lodged against two polling places | Blair seeks voting precinct changes

South Carolina: Candidate demands recount after narrow loss | Slight bump in turnout, some confusion in Bluffton election| Nov. 17 runoff election set | Bluffton adds web feature to help avoid voter confusion

Texas: How Harris Co. voting is like Christmas | Hidalgo candidate may request recount

Utah: Providence general election turnout jumps | 4,496 ballots will decide SLC mayor's race

Virginia: Making polling places more accessible

Washington: Auditor says another 8700 votes to be counted unlikely to change outcomes | One set of results to be posted today due to technical issues | Election workers still busy

West Virginia: Harrison Co. approves purchase of new voting machines | Election dinners a tradition in Meigs

Wisconsin: Senate yet to release details of elections board bill | Senate to vote on dissolving nonpartisan elections board

 

Thursday, 05 November 2015

November 5, 2015

National News: Wade Henderson to step down as national civil rights leader

Arizona: More than 20K ballots are still uncounted | Lots of votes still left to count in Pima Co. | County Elections: Don't expect full results until Friday

California: More votes to be counted | California looks to Colorado to increase voter turnout | Chula Vista considers all-mail voting | Workers continue counting influx of ballots

Connecticut: Election could be headed toward record low turnout | Dramatic drop in absentee ballots this election year

Colorado: Voter turnout up over last odd-year election | Clerk: Piloted election machines were 'slick'

Connecticut: Long waits reported at New Haven polling location

Florida: Elections office sending out 'vote by mail' forms | Bradenton Beach mayoral election decided by card game

Georgia: North Fulton voter turnout varies, low at polls | Latino groups to Hall, Gwinnett counties: Offer voting info in Spanish next year | Polling locations changing for some Macon Co. voters | Georgia secretary of state promotes 'SEC Primary' | Chatham Co. BOE addresses issues at polls | Secretary of state opens probe into LaVista Hills vote

Hawaii: Election officials bemoan large workload

Idaho: About 12K ballots yet to be counted

Illinois: Polling places to consolidate in Macon Co.

Indiana: 'Steady' Election Day turnout tops 4 years ago | Election brings changes | Indianapolis sees lowest voter turnout in 30 years| Former secretary of state elected Indianapolis mayor | Elkhart Co. considering changes to vote tabulation | Clark Co. clerk says printing error prevented processing of absentee ballots | Smooth sailing in Floyd Co. | Indianapolis voting hits record low | Former candidate questions voting process

Iowa: Recount set after write-ins produce narrow winners | Tuesday's election had lowest turnout since 1991 | State auditor's office studies absentee ballots | Nearly 200 early voting ballots not returned after Tuesday election

Kansas: Kobach files late response to federal suit | JoCo election commissioner hired to U.S. election commission| Attorney for Sherman Co. man facing voter fraud charges seeks to dismiss case | Kobach faces opposition to voter registration requirements

Kentucky: Fort Thomas election precinct move surprises voters

Louisiana: Voters complain that Jefferson Parish moved polling places

Maine: Lawmaker seeks changes after voters are videotaped at polls

Maryland: Panel calls for independent process to tame Maryland gerrymandering

Massachusetts: Possible recount in Worcester | A glorious day and place to vote in Worcester | Confused voters turned away from polls

Michigan: A look at voter turnout in Ann Arbor | No-reason absentee voting bill stalled in House | Veteran election official first had to be nationalized | What it costs to open the polls

Minnesota: Parents take kids to the polls | St. Paul prepares for another ranked-choice runoff

Mississippi: Computer problems plague Stone Co. vote count | Missing ballots slow counting | Election glitch flips race

Montana: Missoula election officials: Poor communication delayed results | Election Day brings low voter participation | Missoula elections will 'very likely' have a recount | Tryon will ask for recount in Great Falls race| Voter turnout reaches 41 percent in Missoula

New Hampshire: Concord in Dutch to feds for voting machine irregularities

New Jersey: NJ voters reportedly directed to party-specific voting machines | Recount possible after glitch changes results in Morris Township| Vote-by-mail results deleted in Monmouth Co. | Atlantic Co. clerk takes responsibility for provisional ballot mix-up |Monmouth election vendor deleted mail-in votes online | Newark's Undervotes: Thousands say 'bleh' to choices| Concerns about voter manipulation surface in Morris Co.

New Mexico: Las Cruces candidates weigh options on recount | Clovis may enact new voting law

North Carolina: Mayoral candidate arrested at polls, threatened elections board chair | Durham-based development firm open sources voter registration software | Rain dampens turnout | NC election board to hold info session on voter ID laws| Forsyth elections office prepares for canvass after smooth Election Day | Coin flip? Cards? Election ties leave a lot to be decided | Town's only 2 residents vote for themselves on Election Day

Ohio: Good weather and compelling issues spur high voter turnout | Greater voter turn out, new technology at polls this year | Election officials deliver ballots to hospital patients | Hamilton Co. officials pledge to fully fix voting issues by March primary | Uncounted ballots discovered | Board of elections argued against extending poll hours | Voting machine glitches delay Portage Co. election results | Portage Co. workers count votes by hand after problems with automatic touch screens | Chippewa Twp. precincts encounter encoder malfunction | Voting problems: Forrest Park woman didn't take no for an answer | Two Ohio lawmakers want investigation into problems at some Hamilton Co. polling places | More than 42 percent of voters cast ballots | State and local officials call for probe of Hamilton Co.| Glitch delayed posting of Sullivan election results | Candidates left off ballot in error | Election night in Highland Co. had frustrating delays| Will vote glitches get fixed by 2016 | More than 1K voted during extended hours

Oregon: Josephine Co. clerk resigns

Pennsylvania: Election workers counting about 1200 paper ballots | Beaver Valley issue sparks confrontation at polling places | Election website overwhelmed| Policeman finds himself on wrong end of election law| School guard gets $10K just for voting

Texas: Critters screwed up voting at one Fifth Ward church | Low-profile election brings small crowds, quiet day at Austin polls | Early voting numbers double this election | Despite power outage, voting goes on | Polling trouble as three schools go into lockdown | Moore working elections 50+ years | Harris Co. bought 2M "I Voted' stickers | Countywide voting centers experience success, snags| Potter Co. sees smooth transition to voting centers | 11 percent of Texas voters cast ballots | Potter and Randall counties see 'overwhelming' voter turn out  

U.S. Virgin Islands: 'One board' concept raises election reform concerns

Utah: 9 fascinating facts from election night in Utah Co.| Thousands of ballots still uncounted in SLC mayor's race | Early returns delayed by long lines of voters | State law delays unveiling of winner in Salt Lake City race | Lawmaker wants daily post-election updates | Utah election dispute likely headed back to court, unless lawmakers intervene

Virginia: Roanoke Co. candidate requests recount after 3-vote loss | Paper ballots received mixed reviews | Return to paper ballots successful in Albemarle Co. | Voters in Lee-High precinct wait in long lines after machines malfunction | Overall turnout below expectations | Justice Dept. settle in Augusta Co.

Washington: Historic election: Two Latinos elected to Yakima City Council | Few voters cast ballots in Walla Wall Co. | On the job for Election Day

Wisconsin: Republican Senate leader says he has votes to dissolve GAB | Fond du Lac Co. upgrade voting machines

Wyoming: Referendum voting rocks; lines long at some polls | Smoking vote cost $12K

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

November 4, 2015

National News: Democracy for everyone: Designing a better voting machine | Dems pound drum for voting rights update | 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration | Congressional Dems launch new strategy on voting rights | House Democrats push for voting rights bill

Alabama: Jefferson Co. has a plan to make getting a voter ID easier

Arizona: Officials: Maricopa Co. voting machines in good shape | Software plagues election night results | Software blamed for slow Pima Co. election results

California: Election Day snafu sparks frustration at District 3 polling place | Carlsbad looks into election costs, dates | Be prepared to wait (and wait) for some election outcomes | San Mateo Co. processes mail-in ballots on Election Day

Colorado: Election Day puts new voting system to the test

Connecticut: Voting slow in Windham Co. on Election Day

District of Columbia: 16-yr-olds could vote for president under proposal

Florida: Register to vote at PBC library sites | Low voter turnout, polling place confusion in Orlando elections | The case to erase 'absentee ballot' from Florida voting jargon

Georgia: Voters have issues with machines at polling places | Leggett campaign says they might 'raise hell' over polling place improprieties | Fayette voting rights trial postponed | Monitor to oversee Arlington election after controversy | Secretary of state office confirms Forest Park election investigation | DeKalb voters mistakenly excluded from LaVista Hills | Splint precincts create confusion on cityhood vote | NAACP files suit to stop voter purges in Hamilton Co.| Macon-Bibb mayor to sign lease for new BOE office

Idaho: Locked door delays polling site's opening | How did the first snowfall impact voter turnout

Indiana: Election: 'Lot of time on our hands' | Some glitches, but voting slow and steady | Poll worker killed in street on Far Southside | Polling locations open with few problems | Teens vote for first time | Portage polls open late | Poll workers happy to help, find ways to pass time | Programming error slows absentee ballot counting in Clark Co. | Voter turnout doubles primary, complaints few | Snacks, refreshments await some voters after casting ballots | Japser mayoral vote ends in tie | Too young to vote, but not too young to get involved | Some county residents confused with voting | Early problems push voting to 7pm in Portage | Election Day voting goes smoothly| Residents, poll workers express frustration with early voter turnout                  

Iowa: Voters use new voting machine

Kentucky: Voter fraud hotline receives 14 complaints | School board race left off Bell Co. ballot | Court order required after voting machine malfunction | Grimes narrowly wins second term as secretary of state | Grimes 'humbled' by re-election

Maine: Maine SOS says filming signature gatherers at polls not illegal

Maryland: Electronic voting machines result in quicker College Park election results

Massachusetts: Poll workers say voter turnout was underwhelming | Election officials bristle over costs of early voting | Polling place in Springfield ran out of ballots

Michigan: New election workers energize Riverview elections

Minnesota: Judges incorrectly asked for ID at one St. Cloud precinct | Duluth voters reject ranked choice voting| Ranked choice voting does not pass in Duluth

Mississippi: Voting issues reported to secretary of state's office | Non-partisan food: Eggville poll workers happy to share on Election Day | No widespread problems reported with 42 ballot | Hosemann re-elected secretary of state

Missouri: St. Louis startup could save you time in the voting booth | New voting machines popular at polls

New Hampshire: 2 Manchester polling places experience scanner issues | Federal investigation of Concord raises questions about voting accessibility in NH

New Jersey: Provisional ballots not delivered to polling places | Election Day monitors to be deployed by NJ and feds | Mount Laurel BoE thankful for polling location changes | Poll worker told voter machines were separated by party

New York: North Utica polling place remained open after crash left neighborhood without power | Albany Pine Hills voters could find difficult walk to polls | Supreme Court says Browning votes won' count | Suffolk elections board fills vacancy | Mostly elderly poll inspectors working 16-hour day

North Carolina: Forsyth election officials discuss early voting sites | Election Director: 'It's been a pretty smooth day'

Ohio: Problems, delays at 10 polling stations | Husted: Lack of preparation for poll workers lead to tech glitch | Minor problems at polling places | Cuyahoga Co. runs pilot program with e-poll books at four locations | Sahloff named to Putnam elections board | Voters angry after problems at Hamilton Co. polls| Problems with electronic sign-ins reported at polls | Teens help out at polls--for a day off school and $100 | Cincinnati area voting till 9pm | Fairless runners lend hand to election workers | Judge extends Hamilton Co. voting until 9pm | At one polling place, locked doors | Poll workers deal with extended hours

Pennsylvania: Election official a no-show at North Versailles polling place | York's hall of fame voters, a breed apart | Minor problems reported at two polling places | Power outage affects voting at Waynesboro precinct | 18-year-old voter: 'A good first experience'| Election judge accused of taking off with voting equipment | Polling problems in Kingston day's only glitch

South Carolina: Some voters turned way from polls based on city, town limits | 106-year-old says she never misses an election

South Dakota: Only 27 voters used state's $668K program to help military members vote

Tennessee: Museum to become new polling site

Texas: Metro and Uber offering free polling place rides | Travis Co. elections process criticized | Voting centers running smoothly |Voters can vote at any polling location | Voters report problems at polling locations, frustrated with long lines | Heavy rains put a damper on voting in San Perlita | Malfunctioning voting machines raise ire at precinct | After several tries, vote machines fixed | Smith Co. results delayed by new process and technical glitch | In Texas, homeless residents face obstacles to voting | Election Day proves busy at voting centers | Voting centers create new convenience for Smith Co. voters | Back up generators allow for voting in the dark

Utah: Judge strikes down part of law forcing open primaries

Virginia: Charlottesville, Albemarle see fewer voters Election Day morning | Glitch causes some delays in Prince William Co. | Roanoke wrestles with Election Day technology woes as voters are slow to turn out | Voting software problems at Roanoke precinct cause multi-hour delay | New paper ballots receiving mixed reviews | Voters unimpressed with new ballot machines, says registrars | Two polling spots do not meet ADA requirements | Early voting slowed by poll book glitch in Richmond | Problems fixed at Virginia Heights polling station in Roanoke | New voting machines in Newport News | Paper ballots replace electronic voting machines | Power back on at Giles Co. polling places | VB official says paper ballots working smoothly | A few glitches at local polling places

Washington: Return of mail-in ballots delayed by Post Office

West Virginia: Online system boosts voter registration submissions | West Virginia's new online registration clicks with voters | Tennant talks to students about voter registration at Fayette Co. high school

Wisconsin: City uses Election Day to remind voters to bring ID to the polls | Greenville's first look at voting with new voter ID law| Senate to take up election board changes on Friday

Tuesday, 03 November 2015

November 3, 2015

National News: Three ballot initiatives that could change how Americans vote | Asian Americans lag blacks and Latinos in registering to vote | Rock the Vote to ring the Nasdaq stock market opening bell | The military ballots that have divided Democrats for 15 years

Arizona: Attorney: Voting maps don't hurt GOP

California: Proposed law would allow ballot selfies | LA County pilot program imagines the future of voting | Assemblyman wants state to OK ballot selfies | Solano elections staff still hard at work despite no election today | With multiple SF mayoral candidates, how does ranked-choice voting work? | Humboldt Co. elections staff ready

Colorado: Break it down: Colorado's voting machine trials | Voting? Make sure you get your ballot in by 7 p.m. | Boulder Co. voters can observe ballot processing

Connecticut: Same-day voter registration available for election | Same-day registration an option for those not yet signed up to vote | Merrill says Connecticut is ready for Election Day | Scouts will sell cookies at polling place

District of Columbia: With elections looming, head of DCBOE announces departure

Georgia: Voter safety top priority for BOE

Idaho: Southern Idaho counties are preparing for busy election night

Indiana: Election Day is here | WL voters given wrong ballots | 2849 vote early, how many more will vote today?| Elkhart Co. fine-tuning voting centers | State evaluates clerk's office following formal complaints | Larger early voter turnout sullied by West Lafayette ballot snafu

Iowa: Des Moines Co. election coordinator runs office free of politics | Johnson Co. auditor watching the poll watchers | Detours for two polling places

Kentucky: Daviess Co. clerk prepares for election

Michigan: Special election to cost thousands

Minnesota: Shakopee voters will use new election equipment Tuesday

Mississippi: Bridge near voting site closed for repairs

Missouri: Kansas City elections board worries Royals parade will negatively impact voter turnout

Montana: Election Day: 15 ballot drop-off locations in Missoula Co. | Vote-by-mail gaining voters' stamp of approval

New Jersey: Sample 1st Ward ballots missing special election candidates

New York: Oneida Co. BOE ready for Tuesday | Area braces for sunny, busy Election Day | Power outage at Staten island Academy will redirect voters

North Carolina: Rain may dampen Election Day turnout | Forsyth BOE taking another look at Hanes-Lowrance

Ohio: Poll worker numbers fall short of need | Findlay High School students hired to be poll workers | Greene Co. short 200 poll workers | Hamilton Co. to debut e-poll books | Local BOEs prepare for Tuesday's election | Despite pot issue, early voting soft | iPad-wielding poll workers ready for Election Day | Voters will sign in with e-poll books in some precincts| Some Warren voters given wrong polling place

Pennsylvania: Where art thou, voters? Spicing up polling places | Election returns website offers timely statewide counts | MoCo to recruit poll workers on the spot

South Carolina: Low country voter prepare for Election Day| York Co. voters casting ballots in six new precincts

Texas: Voting while homeless in Houston | What you need to know on Election Day | Additional voter service and polling centers now open| Voting centers in place for Ector Co. voters | Voting centers create new convenience for Smith Co. voters | Potter Co. will use vote centers for first time

Utah: Results could come quickly after polls close | Voting by mail raises participation | Vote-by-mail postage confusion in Davis Co.

Virginia: Charlottesville, Albemarle Co. to use new voting equipment | Roanoke to hold public hearing on precinct realignment | Civics a passion for poll worker

Washington: Kitsap election officials woo young voters | No Mickey Mouse or Easter Bunny on your ballot, please | Voters returning ballots more slowly than expected

Wisconsin: Milwaukee leaders talk to students to get out the vote | Senate again cancels session as deals remain elusive on elections board | No word on whether Senate will vote on elections bill

Monday, 02 November 2015

October 31-November 2, 2015

National News:U.S. Election Assistance Commission names new director, general counsel | So, who really won? What the Bush v. Gore studies showed

Alabama: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to reopen 30 driver's license offices next week

Arizona: GOP postcard results in voter confusion

Arkansas: Commission OKs new vote centers

Colorado: Boulder Co. election officials learn nuances of signature certification | Montrose has youngest Republican election official| Ballots coming back slowly

Florida: The curious case of the hanging chads | New candidates file for Flagler elections chief

Georgia: Five things you need to know about how votes are counted | Latino voters face barriers at polls| Light turnout in city elections called 'sad'

Illinois: State's expansion of same-day voter registration costs Will, Grundy county clerks | McDermott calls for local non-partisan elections

Indiana: A tutorial on county's electronic voting machines | Voter check-in going electronic for upcoming election | Authorities say St. Joseph Co. voter official likely broke no laws | Fewer voters, races translate to lower cost elections | Poll worker honored for service to six county clerks | Early voting nearly half of four years ago | County council to decide poll book issue after election | Poll worker: Can't remember a small response in 20 years

Kentucky: Secretary of state meets with voters

Michigan: Allegan clerk's office hopes for smooth Election Day | Special elections to cost thousands | Flint residents who voted at closed schools have new polling place

Minnesota: Former Duluth council presidents join opposition to ranked choice voting

Montana: 38 percent of ballots returned so far

New Hampshire: In local NH elections, visually impaired voters cannot cast their ballot privately

North Carolina: Pitt Co. prepares for Election Day | Sadler appointed to elections board

Ohio: Husted accuses ResponsibleOhio of voter fraud | E-poll books to debut Tuesday | A guide to Ohio's voter requirements | Husted sets special election

Oregon: Richardson explains why he's running for secretary of state | Lane Co. elections officials see few ballots returned

Pennsylvania: Election expected to cost county $400K | Election officials expect increase in voter turnout | Absentee ballots lost in the mail

South Carolina: Beaufort Co. BOE tests voting machines

South Dakota: Krebs, Gant disagree over cost of 27 votes | Legislative audit seeks answers from current, former secretary of state | Gant: 27 voted through $500K program

Texas: Local voting places will be combined for Nov. 3 election | Cascos returns to Brownsville to cast vote | New voting process will be tested in Tuesday's election | Early voting is a success in Randall, Potter counties| Gregg Co. early voting doubles from '13 | Dallas Co. election dept. debuts new election tool for more convenience | 18-year-old celebrates birthday by voting in city election

U.S. Virgin Islands: STT-STJ elections board cuts two polling places

Utah: Approximately 70 Utah cities to vote-by-mail| Not all elections are created equal | Voter turnout expected to reach 60 percent is Salt Lake City | Lt. Gov. expecting greater turnout in communities with mail-in voting

Virginia: Albemarle Co. introducing digital scan voting machines | Most Roanoke Valley voters to use paper ballots | Sunday Q&A with...Mark J. Coakley, Henrico Co. general registrar | Changes to curbside voting | Carroll Co. voters to use paper ballots

Washington: Ballot boxes and voter turnout: King Co. elections under scrutiny | Poulsbo election day vote center relocated

Friday, 30 October 2015

October 30, 2015

National News: Group wants federal health exchange to register voters too | State laws vary on felons' rights to vote

Alabama: Merrill to host voter registration drives across the state

Alaska: Blind man files rights complaint

Arkansas: Benton Co. officials favor vote center plan

California: Ventura man convicted of fraud after voting twice in election | City offers numerous languages, methods of voting | All-mail election expected to boost turnout

Colorado: State, county officials encourage hand delivering ballots | County's voter turnout slightly ahead of last 'off-year' election | Jefferson Co. corrects 77 erroneous ballots

Georgia: Fayette, NAACP resume voting rights mediation Friday| State investigating possible election violations in McIntosh Co.

Indiana: Were St. Joseph Co. commissioners cutting costs or playing politics? | Portage leads county in early voting | Police investigating ballot mishap | BMV branches giving voters more time to get ID cards

Kentucky: Grimes enters final days of re-election campaign in strong position against GOP challenger

Maryland: Voting problems in Rockville | Board of elections caves on early voting locations

Massachusetts: Election marks debut of new voting machines | Randolph poll workers to make your vote count Nov. 3 | Former elections employee claims she was improperly fired | Voters get ready to cast their ballots at museum

Mississippi: Counties prep voting machines for upcoming elections

Missouri: County tests new voting machines

New Hampshire: New Hampshire shows off desk of man who proposed first primary

New Jersey: Atlantic Democratic chairman asks for list of contested ballots

New Mexico: Bernalillo Co. clerk applies for secretary of state job

New York: Concerns raised over county board's handling of new voter challenges | Orange Co. BOE to ensure equal access to ballot box | Jefferson Co. BOE extends hours

North Carolina: Slow year reported for early voting | Early voting mostly lackluster across mid-state | Belhaven's mayor files complaint against precinct officials

Ohio: Gallia Co. prepares for Election Day| Ohio BCI investigating potential voter fraud in two counties | State elections officer warns of 'irregular' voter registrations | Tuesday election first with e-poll books

Oregon: Dennis Richardson announces run for secretary of state | Election turnout at 27 percent

Pennsylvania: Philly Election Day experiment wants to make voting fun | 200 high schools students prepare for Election Day as part of Ambassador Corps

South Carolina: Election controversy arises over viewing of results | Last minute Saturday course to train poll workers

South Dakota: Audit finds more problems for former secretary of state

Texas: Liberty Co. looks at new voting machines | Is Houston headed for a big jump in voter turnout? | Early voting in Texas tops records

U.S. Virgin Islands: New machines will reduce errors, save money

Virginia: New way of voting introduced in upcoming election | Virginia Beach gets new voting system in time for Election Day| After ballot error found, Albemarle spot-checks data | Virginia moves back to paper ballots

Wisconsin: County board committee approves amendment to arrange free bus rides for voter registration, ID