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Wednesday, 07 May 2014

May 7, 2014

National News: As states vote in primaries, voter ID laws come under scrutiny | New voter ID laws: Nothing like it 'since Reconstruction'

Arizona: Bullhead City woman prosecuted for double voting

California: Candidate pleads not guilty to voter fraud | Secretary of state candidates spar at San Diego forum | Will next SOS defend nonpartisan primaries? | Postage to return Santa Cruz ballots up this year | Tablets help to simplify elections in Tulare Co.

Connecticut: Merrill, nonprofits team up to offer voter registration | David Smith named new Democratic registrar of voters | Electoral College divides candidates for secretary of state

Florida: New Duval elections office to save $3M | Boca expands what 'library' means for early voting | Signature variations jeopardize hundreds of votes in Florida

Indiana: Early vote drops | Voting underway at new vote centers | Primary election is on, but will voters show up? | County primary goes of without hitch | Vote centers a hit in Elkhart Co. | Problems with electronic voting fixed quickly | Poll workers encounter minor glitches with voting machines | Sponsel: Voting goes smoothly Tuesday | Voters give vote centers early praise in Floyd Co. | Forgotten data card delays Elkhart vote | Vote centers debut in Elkhart Co. primary with a few bumps and hiccups | For many, vote centers prove to be more convenient | Secretary of state visits new Elkhart vote centers | Voting equipment problems occurred when polls opened in White CO. | Officials report minor election day complaints | Taking stock of county's vote center success | Vigo clerk reports voting going smoothly | Provisional ballots still hang in balance

Massachusetts: Supporters hope for new election reform law in coming months

Missouri: Clerk purchases more tablets to streamline elections

Montana: Secretary of state sponsors photo contest for voter pamphlet

New Jersey: County clerk, elections office to show behind the scenes | Westwood successfully moves polling location out of school

New Mexico: Early voting kicks off in Dona Ana Co. building

North Carolina: Voters meet new NC voting laws at polls | 3 injured at Concord polling place; primary voting continues | Glitch slows totals for races | 300 volunteers monitor precincts across NC | Website glitches garble NC election results| Voter turned away from polling place | NC elections results garbled amid website glitches | Election board head issues apology over error with new statewide system | Durham bypassed troubled state site for results | New Rockingham polling place running well | Precinct 8 polling site tardy in getting started

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. voter turnout lighter than expected; no major issues | Council results stalled by ballot problems | Election day a busy on at the BOE

Pennsylvania: Despite court ruling, candidate will be on ballot | Lawrence, Allegheny keeping ousted candidates on ballots | Election staffers amend ballots in Westmoreland Co | Reprinting primary ballots in Lancaster Co. to cost $27K | Dent's support sought for VRA update

South Carolina: Richland Co. legislators call Thursday meeting to interview election board applicants | No-excuse early voting moves forward

South Dakota: Minnehaha Co. considers counting absentee ballots earlier

Tennessee: New voting machines unveiled in Hamilton Co. | Hendersonville voters met with problems | Sumner's provisional ballots will be counted Friday | Polling places at Knox schools prove challenging for some

Texas: Day before final election contest trial, Hidalgo Co. to hire voting machine expert | Multiple elections may be causing mail-in ballot mix-ups | Double May elections confuse some voters

Virginia: Halifax Co. election results in limbo

Wisconsin: Assembly backers of voter ID vow to reintroduce bill next session