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CA: Voting by mail can result in unintended consequences
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/columns/oped_contributors/Voting-by-mail-can-result-in-unintended-consequences-104551994.html Early voting has changed the arc of campaign planning and lowered the value of late campaign developments.
CA: Solano County's mail-in ballots could be delayed
http://www.thereporter.com/news/ci_16296563 Delays at the postal distribution center in Sacramento are holding up the delivery of some vote-by-mail ballots to voters in northern and eastern Solano County, elections officials said Friday.
People registered to vote by mail who have not received their ballots by Wednesday should contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 784-6675.
CO: INSIDE THE BLACK BOX "..YOU VOTE " BUT "WE" COUNT "
OH, BY THE WAY "WE" DOES NOT INCLUDE YOU"
CO: Weld clerk to post deputies at vote centers
Some worry about voter intimidation
DC: D.C. Council hearing sums up election: Poor training and preparation
LA: Election night returns slowed by computer problems
Jacques Berry, a spokesman for the secretary of state, said there were two problems.
One was "very, very slow" transmission of data from a computer at the office of Orleans Parish Clerk of Criminal District Court ArthurMorrell, where Orleans returns are collected, to the secretary's officein Baton Rouge.
The other problem was a lack of adequate bandwidth on election night for the secretary's website, which was overwhelmed when, among otherthings, more people than expected logged on seeking election returns.
MI: Ottawa County clerk apologizes for second costly election ballot printing error in four years* http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/10/ottawa_county_clerk_apologizes.html
The glitch -- the office's second ballot error in four years -- affected ballots sent to about 1,400 voters and carries a $48,570 cost for ballot reprints.
The clerk's office omitted the names of Natural Law Party candidates Stacy Kohmescher, candidate for the state Board of Education, and Doug Dern, candidate for Wayne State University's Board of Governors.
NC: You would think voting would be easy for a servicemember....nnnope
http://www.onemarinesview.com/one_marines_view/2010/10/you-would-think-voting-would-be-easy-for-a-servicemembernnnope.html I hope you take the opportunity to vote this year and every year offered. I, being one of many servicemembers deployed overseas that desire to vote via absentee voting wanted to vote but wasn't successful. (sorry Walter B Jones North Carolina 3rd you didnt get my vote because our absentee system is all jacked up)
NC: Campaign cash, flowing from where?
NJ: Judge finds no evidence of voter fraud in Paterson
_no_evidence_of_voter_fraud.html http://tinyurl.com/2d4z7tx The election day results showed McDaniel leading Rodriguez by 25 votes. That margin narrowed to six votes after provisional ballots were counted. A June 2 recount ordered by Brogan included 49 unopened mail-in ballots, discovered in a closet at the office of the Board of Elections a day before the recount was scheduled. Rodriguez won the recount, 5,239 to 5,198.
NY: NY comptroller notes voting machine problems
SC: Irony in push to get people to vote absentee