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Ballot Confusion in Long Beach Could Affect Mayor's Race

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

The last thing any race needs is major confusion amongst the voters and poll workers about a second ballot.

Want More Millennials in Office? Then It's Time to Ditch the Two-Party System

Stephen Robert Morse | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Stephen Robert Morse

Yes, there are certainly some smart people who accept their party's faults and work within them to make changes... and then there are the slimeballs who we see on TV every day. It seems like most millennials would prefer to run the other way from the rats.

Broken Machines And Relocated Voters Cause Huge Lines At Polling Stations

DNAinfo | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Broken ballot machines, missing privacy booths, confusion over new voting procedures and enormous lines marred the start of voting in the...

'I Guess I Don't Get To Vote This Year': Americans Living Abroad Report Trouble With Ballots

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

With the election just three days away, the Off The Bus team has been hearing from a number of Americans living abroad who said they've run into probl...

Recount Roulette

Barbara Simons | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Barbara Simons

We risk an election meltdown worse than the Florida 2000 debacle when the presidential election came down to hanging chads and chaos. This time we are looking at another razor close result and perhaps another recount.

Share Your Voice in Our Future by Voting Tuesday

Benny Napoleon | Posted 11.02.2012 | Detroit
Benny Napoleon

The future of our nation, Michigan and Wayne County rests with you and other voters. Do not give up your right to vote! I encourage you to become familiar with your ballot by reviewing it online and deeply considering each candidate and issue.

Ohio Absentee Ballot Requests May Have Been Rejected Due To Glitch

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of Ohio voters who asked for absentee ballots may have had their requests incorrectly rejected because of a glitch in Ohio's vo...

GOP Group Accused Of Altering Dems' Voter Registration

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic activists in Riverside County, Calif., claim that a Republican voter outreach project may be illegally registering Democrats ...

A Dozen Years After 2000 Disgrace, Florida County Struggles With Election Issues

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a dozen years after the notorious 2000 electoral debacle in Florida, Palm Beach County continues to struggle with election troubl...

In Government Class On Election Day

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The connection between having at least a high school education and getting out to the polls is something that civics and government teachers think about every day. How do you encourage students to see politics as relevant?

Voting for Nobody as a 2012 Election Option

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Mark W. Schleisner

With Washington DC politics in 2011 resembling a non-stop food fight, you may be disgusted enough to want to stay home on Election Day in 2012. I'd l...

Second Defendant Files No Contest Plea In Fake Tea Party Case

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.21.2011 | Detroit

A former Oakland County Democratic official pleaded no contest to a series of charges related to an attempt to create a phony Tea Party in the 2010 el...

Afghan Govt Throws Out Nearly A Quarter Of Ballots Due To Fraud

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has thrown out nearly a quarter of ballots cast in last month's parliamentary elections because of fraud, but i...

Polling Place Problems Today in LA (VIDEO)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

Volunteer poll watchers have taken it upon themselves to monitor problematic precincts, and have already encountered disenfranchised voters.

Voting Problems Dismissed By Massachusetts Secretary Of State

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — The Massachusetts secretary of state is discounting reports of voter irregularities in the state's Senate special election. A spokesma...

Afghan Election: Pressure Mounts For Karzai To Strike A Deal

The Observer | Declan Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Five US soldiers were among dozens killed in a wave of violence in Afghanistan as pressure grew on President Hamid Karzai last night to strike a power...

Al Franken -- or Lizard People? You Decide!

Joshuah Bearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshuah Bearman

A vote for Al Franken is a vote for the lizard people!

Video of Challenged Ballots -- Coleman Says These are His Votes

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

The Al Franken campaign today produced ballots challenged by the Norm Coleman for Senate campaign and pointed out an interesting pattern.

Ohio's Provisional Ballots May Be Crucial In Close Race

NY Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If the outcome of next week's presidential election is close, this precariously balanced state could be the place where the two part...

In Georgia, 10,000 Misprint Absentee Ballots to Be Recopied by Hand

Sage Boucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sage Boucher

At least 10,000 absentee voters from Gwinnett County, Ga., used a ballot that was printed with the wrong bubble. Scanners refused to read the heavily-...

In Georgia, 10,000 Misprint Absentee Ballots to Be Recopied by Hand

Sage Boucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sage Boucher

At least 10,000 absentee voters from Gwinnett County, Ga., used a ballot that was printed with the wrong bubble. Scanners refused to read the heavily...

Florida's Early Voting Process Seems Rife For Another Challenge If Election Close

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Most of the poll workers are elderly, and not particularly adept at using the computers. My agent took almost five minutes to find me in the system and issue me a ballot. One woman who exited the polling place after half an hour was apparently dead, even though she looked quite well.

Florida 2000 Redux: GOP Using "Voter Fraud" To Disenfranchise

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know it's going to be a heated election when a state attorney general sues his own state agency for not cracking down on voter fraud. But that's j...

A third of electorate could vote before Nov. 4

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Election Day will be something of an afterthought for tens of millions of Americans _ they'll be voting well ahead of time. In fac...

Double Bubble Trouble in CA

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Soboroff

In California, the popularity of elections is sure to expose even the most minute hiccup. Today, there was one.