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  • Paterson: Things voters should know

     
    For our good government moment of the day, Albany buro chief Madore files the following: Hoping to avoid the voting fiascoes of Florida and Ohio, Gov. David A. Paterson sent a letter Friday to New York election officials reminding them......
  • Early voting and making new friends in Palm Beach County

     
    Like many South Floridians, Staff Writer Dianna Cahn participated in early voting. Here's a bit of what she experienced: In the first few days of early voting last week, many people were unprepared for long lines. Add to their surprise:......
  • Long lines plague NoVa early voters

     
    by James Oliphant Want to vote absentee in Northern Virginia? Good. Take the day off. The wait to vote absentee in Arlington County was more than two hours Friday morning. The line circled throughout the lobby of the county's Office......
  • John McCain's last, best hope: turnout

     
    by Jim Tankersley As the presidential race enters its final weekend after two years of battle, John McCain's best chance for a history-defying comeback rests in the greatest of electoral unknowns: voter turnout. To win on Tuesday, analysts and polls......
  • Palm Beach County Tax Collector gearing up to fight County Commission's consolidation push

     
    Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon called the County Commission???s proposal to make her post an appointed county employee instead of an independently elected public official a "power grab" that would hurt taxpayers. Absorbing the duties of the...
  • Cities angling for more budget control over new countywide government watchdog

     
    City leaders that first objected to paying this year???s tab for a new government watchdog that Palm Beach County voters overwhelmingly approved, now have begun angling to get a bigger say in cutting the future cost of the inspector general???s......
  • A student journalist's recent foray into GOP Islip

     
    This fall Long Islander Ryan Bonner, a student at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, has been working the Suffolk County terrain of the widely-watched Foley-Trunzo race, where dissatisfaction within the GOP is well-known and continually cited...
  • Should Obama's grandma's vote count?

     
    by Frank James When should a dead voter's vote count and when shouldn't it? The question arises because of the news today that the absentee vote cast by Sen. Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, will be counted in Hawaii. The......
  • VA lines fade as votes cast, rain sets in

     
    by Laura Olson ARLINGTON, VA. -- A light rain that began in early afternoon coincided with a drop in lines at Virginia polling places. An estimated 50 percent of voters had cast a ballot by 10 a.m., according to state......
  • Voting check-in machines: Technology or stupidity?

     
    Uh-oh. We could be in for a long and bumpy Election Day. With nearly 40 percent of Broward voters casting early or absentee ballots, the hope was that things would go relatively smoothly and quickly today at some 786 polling......
  • McCain-Palin campaign makes false claim of Palm Beach County problem

     
    A McCain-Palin campaign press release of ???Election Day Irregularities In Battleground States??? falsely warns of an alleged problem in Palm Beach County. The release, sent to reporters across the country this afternoon, states that ???many voters are...