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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

May 21, 2014

National News: The new partisanship of secretaries of state | What you can do with Facebook's 'I'm a Voter' button

Alabama: Secretary of state: Three candidates in hunt for GOP nom

Arkansas: Benton Co. adds 20 polling sites | New voter ID law being tested in primary | Gubernatorial candidate forgets ID | Polls operating smoothly so far, elections officials say | Turnout light, no problems reported | Voters report balloting problem | Primary marks first statewide election under new voter ID law

California: County needs 1,500 for primary election | SOS campaign takes on a higher profile | Elections office 'short on help' for primary | Nevada Co. going (partly) digital for primary | Poll workers prepare for June primary

Colorado: Westminster pulling back from landlord voting info requirement

Florida: Orange wins Hispanic voting rights lawsuit | Elections office takes steps to remove schemer from voter rolls

Georgia: Two Whitfield Co. precincts to stay open an extra half-hour | Voters confused after finding polling place moved to Georgia Tech campus | Secretary of state responds to early voting numbers | Primary voting 'going as expected' in Henry Co.| Voting steady after slow start | Glitches force delays with Cobb primary election results | Election board seats filled | SOS office reports no major problems with primary

Idaho: Some voters report confusion with GOP ballots | Denney wins GOP secretary of state primary | Some Kuna polling places see high turnout, run out of ballots | Kuna precincts run out of ballots

Illinois: State BOE deals blow to redistricting

Kansas: Morgan to take on Kobach for SOS

Kentucky: Candidate jokes about voting machine glitch | Students excited as voting machines arrive at school | Voting machines malfunction because of bad ballots | More than 2 doz. election complaints reported | Despite changes in polling places, clerk not expecting lower turnout due to redistricting | Lundergan Grimes cruises to victory | Jefferson Co. voting problems are few | Family of fallen officer want his election votes counted | Republican candidate registered as a Dem. | Christian Co. clerk reporting minor polling issues

Maryland: Advocates for the blind sue election officials

Massachusetts: State poised to allow early voting, online registration

Michigan: Elections officials defend law that congressman kicked off ballot

New Jersey: Councilman and wife plead not guilty to election fraud charges

North Carolina: Civil rights groups ask for voter ID injunction | Denied right to vote? | Voting law opponents file for preliminary injunction

Ohio: FitzGerald proposes 'voting rights' amendment to Cuyahoga Co. charter | Husted names 2 former judges to oversee Lucas Co. BOE | Late delivery of ballots causes delay in final tally | Ohio's choice for SOS could influence elections in 2016

Oregon: Midterm election turnout surges as ballots arrive 'nonstop' | SOS website experiencing glitch with election results

Pennsylvania: A few minor glitches and some confused voters | Few problems reported in first hours of voting | DA's office expected a 'busy' day for reports of election fraud | Voting sharply declines after polling place moved out of Fishtown bar | Election official on low voter turnout: 'It's disappointing' | Montgomery Co. polls up and running on time | Poll workers question registrations in Kensington | Election going smoothly, but numbers low | Police and DA called to polling place | Bomb scare fails to disrupt voting | Election shenanigans abound | In Center city, lack-of-sticker shock | In Pa., beautiful weather, bad turnout | Voting machines malfunction in 13 Westmoreland precincts | Primary was a confusing day for some Bucks Co. voters | Primary election drawing in more young blood | 70 years of voting

Rhode Island: Investigation of botched election sparks action

South Carolina: Richland Co. preparing for June primary

South Dakota: Voting centers to replace precinct-based polls

Tennessee: Former councilwoman sentenced for voter fraud | TBI launches voter fraud probe into failed recall

Texas: Councilman named after coin toss | Secretary of state says no big problems with voter ID laws

West Virginia: Clerical error blamed for ballot error

Wisconsin: Prosecutors consider 28 possible cases of felons voting

Wyoming: Illoway joins crowded SOS field