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Absentee Ballots

Sam Stein

Franken Camp Withdraws 425 Challenged Ballots

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Al Franken's Senatorial campaign announced on Monday that it would be withdrawing 425 ballots that it had previously challenged during its recount ele...

Sam Stein

Franken Lawyer: "We Are Going To Win"

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Franken campaign struck a tone of confidence on Tuesday, insisting that once the votes were counted the numbers will reveal that they had bested N...

Sam Stein

Franken Camp: We're Down 73 Votes, May Pursue Legal Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Minnesota Senate recount is getting incredibly tight. According to officials from the Al Franken campaign, the margin separating the Democratic ch...

Franken Loses Ruling, But Some Rejected Ballots May Count Anyhow

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

The Minnesota's State Canvassing Board ruling left open the door for local election officials to sort through rejected absentee ballots and determine if any were improperly rejected.

Rejected Absentee Ballots Could Decide Minnesota Senate Race

Minneapolis Star-Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the U.S. Senate recount still incomplete, attorneys on both sides have already armored up for the next pitched battle: over whether to reexamine ...

126 Faulty Absentee Ballots Sent Out In DC

The Washington Post | Nikita Stewart and Hamil R. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As many as 126 District voters were mailed incorrect absentee ballots in the latest slip-up for the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, already under ...

FL Already a Hotbed of Voting Problems

Shawna Vercher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shawna Vercher

A quick glance at what is currently being reported from across the state: Tampa, FL - Special "Emergency" Ballot Box Created On the Spot All ballots ...

Know Your Rights on Election Night

Leslie Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Griffith

How to make sure your vote is counted. It is up to American citizens to do their own reporting and their own investigations. Here's how to insist on a democratic election by your own means.

American Voters Abroad: No Double Taxation Without Real Representation

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Expats have a high chance of not getting to fully participate in this election. One million absentee ballots were requested in the 2006 midterm election but only a third of those votes were counted.

Mike the Writer is for Obama: So are Most Europeans, but Why Do Media Pundits See That as a Downside?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

Rather than think our foreign friends' hopeful anticipation is a bad sign, it should give us more incentive to restore the love and respect the world has long held for the United States.

Expat Voters Tangled Up in Ballot Red Tape

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Will Mississippi election officials accept a Czech-language notarization?" Brian Reagan, an American citizen living in Prague, asked OffTheBus. Reaga...

Osama Printed Instead of Obama on Absentee Ballots, an Accident? VIDEO >>

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Spyros

AP reports that hundreds of absentee ballots sent to voters in Rensselaer County, NY, identified the Democratic presidential candidate as 'Barack Os...

We Can't Afford to Lose a Single Vote

Cheryl Howard Crew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cheryl Howard Crew

Don't fool yourselves, we may be the good ole' US of A, but we need international election monitors as much as any third-world government today.

Voting Rights of Ohio Veterans and Deployed Troops Under Attack

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Regardless of which candidates they cast their ballots for, servicemen and women and hospitalized veterans, who rely on absentee voting, could find their ballots thrown out.

National Absentee Voting Guide!

Amy Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Ephron

As I dropped my son at GW last week, I realized he was going to be three thousand miles away from his polling place and had no idea how to register to vote absentee and neither did any of his roommates.

Poor Ballot Design Could Play Big Role In Election

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Poorly designed ballots continue to plague U.S. elections, even after Congress set aside $3 billion to overhaul voting systems to prevent a recurrence...

Senator Proposes Sweeping Election Reforms

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

Last week I visited with Senator Bill Nelson (D-FLA) in his Washington, D.C. office to discuss his plan to change the way and day we vote, and why he chose now to introduce his plan.

Video Chat With Diebold Expert Threatened By Voting Machine Company

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

I video chatted yesterday with Princeton professor Edward Felten. After he was alerted to strange vote tallies by Sequoia voting machines on Super Tuesday, Sequoia wrote to tell Felton that if he investigated the malfunction, even at the request of county clerks, it may be grounds for a lawsuit against him.

Huge Delay Expected In California Super Tuesday Voting Results

NBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

California voters are unlikely to know the results of Tuesday's presidential primary election until the next morning, a spokeswoman for the California...