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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

July 23, 2014

Editor’s Note: Beginning July 22, electionline is decamping to the Central Time Zone through August 22. Due to the time change, electionlineToday will be posted a bit later each day, closer to 8 a.m. Eastern, but still always before 9a.m. Eastern. Thanks for your patience.

National News: Schumer endorses top-two open primaries | Cardin, Paul seek voting rights for former felons

Alabama: Hall still mulling Geneva Co. recount

Arizona: Maricopa Co. wants fewer provisional ballots | Electronic pollbook should ease problems for Maricopa Co. voters

California: County Registrars: Overhaul recount process, but carefully

Colorado: County clerk and recorder wants input

Florida: Lawyer seeks to have elections supervisor held in contempt | Mail-in ballots popular | Requests for mail-in ballots in Manatee surge

Georgia: Strong turnout for Forsyth runoff | Poll close; turnout slow| Justice Dept. suspends most poll watching | Few problems, no lines for Ga. voters in runoffs | Voter turnout anemic in Macon |

Illinois: Election officials worry new law may raise voter fraud

Indiana: Survey: Vote centers work well in election

Kansas: Kobach foe criticizes 'dual' voting system

Maryland: Montgomery council grapples with low voter turnout

Massachusetts: Three Springfield precincts set to move

Mississippi: McDaniel case gets under way in court today

Nevada: Woman facing identity theft charges in voter fraud case | Wagner wins North Las Vegas election suit

North Carolina: Forsyth elections board approves early voting plan | Cost of early voting in Fair Bluff was $50 per vote

Ohio: Ohio elections chief orders poll worker training | Stark to receive in excess of $24K for poll worker training | Husted visits with BOE | Mandatory training to be held for all poll workers | Snafu delayed paychecks for poll workers |

Rhode Island: New dates listed to obtain free voter IDs

South Carolina: Manning election remains in limbo

Washington: Auditor hopefuls offer views on handling job's challenges