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Thursday, 08 May 2014

May 8, 2014

National News: Problem at the polls: Tech stuck in past

Alabama: Primaries to include voting changes | Nearly 17K Madison Co. voters moved to new polling locations | New polling place in Saint Crossroads community

Arizona: Judge refuses to stay order backing voter ID laws

Arkansas: Early voting shows no signs of ID trouble

California: Judge says state illegally denied voting rights to thousands| CACEO to create new election cost database | Secretary of state candidate open about past legal problems

Connecticut: Registrar of voters hopes to regain election activities funding

Georgia: Plaintiffs in election date lawsuit file response to city of Augusta | Return to normal in sight for Macon BOE

Illinois: Report: Chicago elderly women most likely to vote | 17-year-olds voted at higher rate than parents | The bright spot in March primary turnout: Teens

Indiana: Praise and glitches: Five takeaways from implementation of voting centers in Elkhart Co. | Aftermath of vote problems in Elkhart Co. | Vote centers fail to bring in more voters | Despite computers, ballot counting can drag on | Vigo voters cast opinions on vote centers | Election, vote centers deemed success | Clerk rates vote centers a success | Long lines dominate Vigo election talk | E-poll books helped Monroe Co. primary run smoothly

Kansas: Judge refuses to stay order over voter citizenship

Kentucky: Judge approves deal on challengers at Magoffin Co. polling places

Massachusetts: Hudson to enter electronic voting age | Secretary of state hopeful doesn't plan to use TV for PSA ads

Mississippi: Hosemann talking voter ID around state

Nevada: Judge hears challenges to Nevada voter ID measure | Judge rewrites Nevada voter ID proposal

New Mexico: Many Bernalillo Co. voting centers changed

New York: BOE eyes transfer to digital records

North Carolina: Technical issues make for slow start at 3 sites | State election officials continue efforts to collect voter ID info | Tech issues plague primary | State website frustrates Orange Co. BOE on primary night | BOE officials work out kinks on website | No local problems reported after glitches | New election software delayed voting report | No problems reported in Richmond Co. elections

Ohio: Lucas Co. elections board plagued by problems | Missing cards, wasted time | Missing data cards delay election totals in Toledo | Polling place closures | Long wait for voting results from final precincts | Gas leak at polling location forces evacuation

South Carolina: Polling places temporarily altered for primary

Tennessee: Coffee Co. election results on hold after tallying glitch | Poll worker turned whistle blower raises serious questions after election

Texas: Last election challenger loses; appeals still pending | Some denied vote in Kilgore

Wisconsin: Group wants DOJ to send election observers to Wisconsin