American Law Institute issues report on Early & Absentee Voting and Resolution of a Disputed Presidential Election

The American Law Institute has released its updated Principles of the Law, Election Administration: Non-Precinct Voting and Resolution of Ballot-Counting Disputes, Part I: Principles of Non-Precinct Voting: Early In-Person Voting and Absentee Voting and Part III: Procedures for the Resolution ...
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Ohio Secretary of State blames Postal Service for absentee ballot problem

ABC13: Hundreds of voters in northwest Ohio say they have not received their absentee ballots in the mail. The problem starts seems to start at the mail sorting center in Pontiac, Michigan. The ballots were sent from Lucas, Wood and five ...
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USA Today: Better hope the election’s not close

USA Today: Trump's claims of a 'rigged' system don't bode well if the vote count goes into overtime and Clinton eventually wins.... All states count some ballots late, and those tend to break towards Democrats. Nothing nefarious occurs: the casting and ...
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Voting Early, and in Droves: Nearly 22 Million Ballots Are Already In

New York Times: With nine days until the general election, almost 22 million people have already voted, through early voting and absentee ballots. In many states, the number of early voters is lower than at the same point in the ...
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1,500 absentee ballot requests found in Rock Island, IL post office

Dispatch-Argus: Authorities want to know why more than 1,500 absentee ballot applications in Rock Island County  in Illinois were not collected and returned to the county clerk's office. Rock Island County State's Attorney John McGehee on Friday afternoon confirmed the ...
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Hundreds of absentee ballots missing in Ohio

ABC13: Hundreds of absentee ballots are missing from several counties in Northwest Ohio. Now an investigation is underway to figure out what happened. Those ballots were requested by voters and sent out by county boards of elections in early October ...
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Trump Melts Down And Accuses The US Postal Service Of Stealing The Election For Clinton

PoliticusUSA: At a rally in Golden, CO, Trump said: I have real problems with ballots being sent. Does that make sense? Like people saying, “Oh, here’s a ballot. Here’s another ballot. Throw it away. Oh, here’s one I like. We’ll ...
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Trump Suggests That Election Officials Will Throw Away Mail-In Ballots

Talking Points Memo: Donald Trump suggested in a speech at a Colorado rally on Saturday that election officials will throw away mail-in ballots if they don't "like" them. "I have real problems with ballots being sent," Trump said, according to ...
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‘New reality’ of vote-by-mail includes delays and problems with postmarks

News Tribune: The U.S. Postal Service isn’t delivering mail as quickly as it used to, and elections officials say that has the potential to disrupt voting-by-mail in the first presidential election since the service changes took effect last year. First-class ...
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Americans Love Early Voting, And It Might Help Clinton

FiveThirtyEight: Early voting is already underway in many states, and this election season offers more opportunities than ever for voters to cast a ballot ahead of Election Day. Massachusetts and Minnesota, for example, are offering newly expanded early voting options, and other states ...
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This Is How Early Voting Became a Thing

Time: Some people who couldn't vote on Election Day were lying in order to get absentee ballots. On Monday, six states started offering early in-person voting, and by week’s end, 12 states plus the District of Columbia will have rolled out early ...
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Little-known change to Wisconsin voting law could affect voters who plan to mail in absentee ballots this November

Wisconsin State Journal: Voters who mail in their absentee ballots have an earlier deadline to do so this year under a new state law that took effect last month. Under the law the absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on ...
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For many Americans, Election Day is already here

Pew Research Center: Election Day is less than three weeks away, but for millions of Americans it’s already arrived. More than 4 million voters already have cast early, absentee and mail-in ballots, and if the trend of recent presidential election cycles continues, the ...
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NPR: A Complete Guide To Early And Absentee Voting

NPR: For those who can't wait to get this election over with, there's good news — early voting is starting. The bad news: That only applies to you if you live in one of 37 states that offer some kind of ...
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Gaming the Six-Week Election Day

Bloomberg News: Early voting has transformed political campaigning. Here’s how it may play out in Iowa, Nevada, and North Carolina. Election Day starts this week. Beginning on Sept. 23, any Minnesotan can go to a local election office and complete an ...
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Questions about postal voting

Election Updates: Since the origins of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project in 2000, the VTP has noted a number of concerns about postal voting.  Our original report in 2001 noted that postal voting represents clear tradeoffs, with benefits including convenience, but with potential ...
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How do Americans who live abroad vote?

Mother Nature Network: If you look at the rest of the developed world, voter turnout in the United States is low, according to the Pew Research Center. Among 35 of its closest peers, the U.S. ranks 31st in voter turnout, according ...
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Postal Service Urges Voters to Mail Ballots Early

USPS: Millions of ballots are expected to be mailed during the election season this fall, and the U.S. Postal Service is encouraging voters to mail early. With voting beginning in some states in September and continuing through early November, all ...
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Is convenience subverting election process?

J. Robert Parkinson, Herald Tribune: No one opens a business until sufficient plans have been made. A pilot won’t take off until the pre-check has been completed. Surgery doesn’t start until all the tests are confirmed. In each of these cases, ...
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Why wait? Vote early.

Martinsville Bulletin: If you are tired of this election season and would like to get it over with, chances are you can do your part a little early. Virginia is not one of the 15 states where most voters cast ...
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What If: Could Clinton win it before Election Day

Associated Press: Election Day isn't what it used to be. The presidential winner may be all but known by then, thanks to early voting. Beginning Friday, residents in North Carolina can submit absentee mail-in ballots — the first of 37 ...
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Millions more to face new voting restrictions in 2016

Philly.com: With the presidential election less than three months away, millions of Americans will be navigating new requirements for voting - if they can vote at all - as state leaders implement dozens of new restrictions that could make it more ...
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Federal reports on military voting often flawed

Nondoc: When Americans vote for president in November, many of the 1.4 million active-duty U.S. military personnel stationed or deployed overseas will not know whether their absentee ballots have reached their home states to be counted. The federal Election Assistance ...
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Does All Voting Happen on Election Day? Think Again

ABC News: Voters in tightly contested North Carolina have seen the presidential candidates and their surrogates a lot this summer. What helps make the state such a political hot spot is that voting begins before anywhere else. Election officials begin mailing ...
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Early Voting Dictates a New Clinton Campaign Structure

Bloomberg News: Campaigns in the past were structured around the map. But Hillary's campaign is built around the calendar. For years, presidential campaigns seeking to divide the country into manageable chunks have turned to geography. National parties assign political directors ...
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