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Thursday, 05 June 2014

June 5, 2014

National News: House Dems file amicus brief on voter registration laws | Voting rights change stuck in Congress | 5 things to know about voter ID laws | House Dems fight back on voter rules

Alabama: Minor problems reported | Election runs smoothly even with new tech, ID law | Judge Davenport says 'elections went well' | Voter ID law disenfranchises some minorities | Plenty getting voter IDs on election day | Merrill ready for secretary of state runoff July 15 | Poll workers distributed incorrect ballots | Gun-rights group challenging Shelby Co. | Race has about 70 uncounted ballots

Alaska: Feds say elections officials wrong on language rules | Federal suite over Native voting aids set for June trial

Arizona: Voting reform dominates campaign

California: Attorney: COC working toward settlement in voting rights case | Nearly 90K ballots remain uncounted | Riverside Co. has 40K outstanding ballots | 18 votes cue up November runoff | Election day smiles | About 13 percent of registered voters cast ballots in LA Co. | 98K San Diego votes still to be counted | Voters get free pot in exchange for 'I Voted' stickers | San Bernardino Co. helps America vote | Turnout rivals worse of past decades | OC ballots tabulated despite glitches | 100-year-old Mercedian has never missed an election | LA County has some 150K ballots left to count | Lack of parking, poll workers complicate election day | Poll workers needed for every election | Some Mendocino Co. residents help every year

Connecticut: Secretary of state discusses early voting proposal

Florida: American Idol votes tallied by elections office | Voting precinct changes announced

Georgia: Ga. NAACP to launch campaign tackling voter rights | Organization stirs voter registration concerns

Iowa: News and notes rom election day

Kansas: New law cuts off party switching in July

Kentucky: Election results unchanged after recanvass

Maryland: Carroll Co. voters being urged to vote early

Minnesota: Howe won't rule out run for secretary of state | He voted in Minnesota and Texas and then bragged about it on social media

Mississippi: Technical difficulties caused late election results in Rankin | Human error to blame for ballot mix-up at polls | Election commissioner home in bed, couldn't release Senate numbers | Ballot count underway in Harrison Co. | Police investigating McDaniel supporters round locked in courthouse | Runoff rules explained

New Jersey: Smith campaign holds press conference on voter fraud | Race to be decided by provisional ballots | Relocation of polling sites issues continues in West Orange | Early voting bill could help put end to low turnout | 93 provisional ballots to be investigated in Atlantic Co.

New Mexico: Finger pointing over election results error | Voter fraud allegations surface in McKinley Co. | Elections night spat kicks off November race

Ohio: Board of elections has moved | Husted calls for redistricting reform

South Dakota: Davison Co. voting machine fails to read 700 ballots | Polling locations learn from primary problems | Official says vote centers worked well | Auditors checking results of primary

Tennessee: Barrett named to state election commission

Texas: Commissioners court approves vote centers | Texas challenges DOJ on voter ID law | Public hearing set for voting locations | He voted in Minnesota and Texas and then bragged about it on social media

Wisconsin: New signature rule causing headaches for candidates, state election officials | Judge orders new election in disputed Outagamie Co. race