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Thursday, 12 June 2014

June 12, 2014

National News: The missing Native vote | Bipartisan panel warms to weekend voting

Alabama: State GOP chairman says committee has gathered evidence of voter fraud in primary

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. disqualifies fewer absentee ballots due to ID in runoff

California: New election official named | Monterey Co. elections should have majority of ballots counted by Thursday | Provisional ballots may change primary leaders | Ballots validated under watchful eyes

Colorado: Charges dropped against canvasser accused of voter fraud | Consultant confident primary will go well

Connecticut: LWV looks at constitutional amendment | New London panel OKs plan to add three new voting districts

Georgia: Pitts files lawsuit to toss out Fulton chairman's race results, force another vote | Voters didn't hold back on write-ins during May 20 election

Illinois: New state election bill means likely changes this November | Illinoisans one step closer to election-day registration

Indiana: Early voting trend rises

Maine: Girl, 12, charged with felony after pulling fire alarm at polling place | Three Maine House, Senate primary races could see recounts

Maryland: Officials encourage early voting | Prince Georges' Co. prepares for early voting

Minnesota: Duluth city council rejects ranked-choice voting plan

Mississippi: 513 Miss. voters lacked photo ID on June 3

Missouri: County awards contract for voter reminder cards

Montana: Missoula Co. move to appointed elections administrator brings outcry

Nevada: Secretary of state weighs in on atypical election results | Registrar: Voter turnout second lowest in Clark Co. history | Registrar confident voting cartridges left behind weren't compromised | 'None of the above' beats out all Dem governor candidates in Nevada

New Jersey: Legislators begin discussing moving fire district elections to November | Provisional ballots could prove spoiler | Primary may see recount request

New York: City's pricey primary runoffs could be eliminated under council plan

North Dakota: Voter turnout lowest for June election since at least 1980 | Secretary of state candidate blasts Jaeger on website problem | Election results: Now you see them, now you don't | Election largely quiet

Ohio: Democrats praise federal court ruling restoring 3 days of early voting | Federal court orders Ohio restore early voting hours on 3 days before Election Day | Ohio elections chief plans to follow judge's order | Elections panel bumps compensation by $10K

South Carolina: Reactions mixed after Tuesday voting| Twice in a row, county hit with election difficulties | Splitting shifts, paying poll workers more could help improve efficiency at the polls | Richland Co. seeks young poll workers to bolster staff | Low voter turnout will not become a distraction for November | Election glitch changes outcome of two primary races | Registered voters up, but ballots cast down

South Dakota: Minnehaha Co. leaders hope to fix ballot mistakes in time for general election

Tennessee: Royko to contest loss in county assessor primary | Sumner election commission readies for Aug. 7 primary | Greer to take leave from election commission

Texas: Details released on elections administrator applicants | Commissioners OK new voting centers |

Utah: Turnout a question mark as early voting starts

Virginia: Hanover supervisors approve 4 polling location changes

Wyoming: Former legislator enters crowded secretary of state race