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Absentee Ballots

Illinois Governor's Race: Every Vote Should Be Counted, and Recounted, Perhaps

Lonna Saunders | Posted 11.07.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

With many ballots yet to be counted, Quinn trails by around 165,000 votes out of perhaps 4 million cast. That vote total, is an educated guess, by me, because no one really knows yet.

Make Your Election Day Game Plan!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth MacNamara

These elections are about our jobs, our health, our communities, our security and our future. These elections affect all of us; it is critical to weigh in on that issues that matter most to you!

Democrats Abroad 50 Years Old; Making More Impact Every Year

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

The value of our votes -- once denied, now coveted -- increases exponentially with every skin-of-the-teeth Federal election.

How Did People Vote and Who Did They Vote for?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

In the 2012 general election, Democrats tend to vote early in-person and by provisional ballots, while Republicans tend to favor mail balloting, with Election Day voters usually falling in-between.

Alexander Eichler

'It Would Have Been Nice To Actually Choose': One Voter And Her Absent Absentee Ballot

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

For Cristina, a second-year law student from Miami, voting in this year's election was going to be especially meaningful, since it wasn't something pe...

Really Getting Out the Vote From Abroad!

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

Crunch time! And Democrats Abroad (part of the 6 million eligible US voters living abroad) are going strong until the last possible moment.

Glitch in Florida's Voter Registration System Can Disenfranchise Absentee Voters

Daniel A. Smith | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics
Daniel A. Smith

It's impossible to know how many legally registered voters in Florida will be affected by this Catch-22 in the upcoming November 2012 election. However, we know that what we have described here actually happened in the August 2012 primary.

'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...

Democrats Lead In Voting Early In Florida, Nevada

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Democrats have carved out an early-voting lead in Florida ahead of this Tuesday's election, carrying an advantage of 104,000 ballots cast. Although...

Swing-State County With Bad Voting Rep Still Can't Get It Together

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

A Florida county that was the focus of national attention for ballot-counting issues in 2000 is back under the spotlight with electoral problems this ...

New Site Tracks Voting Issues -- Our Vote Live

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Real big news, Our Vote Live (OVL) just launched this morning. I supported the good folks at Election Protection, Lawyers' Committee, NOI, and Ushahidi who developed and launched this site.

'People Are Following Directions More This Year' (VIDEO)

Posted 11.02.2012 | Miami

Smooth sailing is the word from Miami-Dade County officials who report few problems in counting thousands of absentee ballots ahead of Election Day. ...

Man's Vote In Jeopardy After Strokes

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

People who fill out absentee ballots and send them in typically assume that their votes will get counted. But for more 400 voters in Volusia County, F...

Call It Democracy 2012: An Electoral Storm

Matt Kohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matt Kohn

There is no better time than the present for American citizens to take a look at the history of presidential elections through the lens of the Electoral College.

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 ...

Absentee Voting Hits Major Snag In Key State

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some New York voters who requested absentee ballots may receive them late because the New York City Board of Elections faces a backlog o...

Matt Sledge

Storm Closes Early Voting In Crucial Democratic Stronghold

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Hurricane Sandy closed early voting sites in several states on Monday, including in the crucial vote-rich Democratic stronghold of norther...

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...

Do the Math: Dems Outpace R's in Absentee & Early Voting in Ohio & Virginia

Harold Ickes | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Harold Ickes

The Democratic ground game is succeeding in getting their voters to take the actions necessary to cast a vote for the President, while Republicans are not keeping pace.

Rise Of Absentee Ballots Means More Risk Of Problems

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics

MIAMI — Because of a printing error, somewhere around 27,000 absentee ballots already cast by voters are being painstakingly copied by hand in P...

On His Deathbed, WWII Vet Casts Likely Last Ballot... So What's Your Excuse Not To Vote?

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Frank Tanabe always did his duty, even after the federal government sent him and other Japanese-Americans to internment camps in the wake of the attac...

Amanda Terkel

Early Voting Kicks Off In Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE -- Every day is Election Day for the next two weeks in Wisconsin. Early voting in the state kicked off Monday morning, and it will run t...

Amanda Terkel

Mitt Romney Campaign Sues Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign is stepping up its efforts to ensure that U.S. servicemembers overseas are able to get their votes counted in the...

Serious Flaws Plague Absentee Voting

www.nytimes.com | ADAM LIPTAK | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On the morning of the primary here in August, the local elections board met to decide which absentee ballots to count. It was no...