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No-Selfie Zone: Not OK in Voting Booth, West Virginia Says

If you want to share your voting experience on social media, you'll have to find some way other than taking a photo in the voting booth. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant says it's forbidden.

Philippine Voter Data Hacked but Polls to Go Ahead

PERSONAL TECH | By Teresa Cerojano | Apr 22
The hacking of a Philippine election database may have exposed the personal information of all 55 million registered voters, but will not undermine May 9 national elections.

Pizza and Long Lines: Arizona Voters Waited into Wee Hours

POLITICS | By Bob Christie | Apr 6
The Associated Press obtained a document from the Maricopa County Recorder's Office that shows the time each of the 60 polling sites closed, providing a more complete picture of the painstaking lines voters experienced.

Small Slice of Voters Could Decide DC Mayoral Race

POLITICS | By Ben Nucklos | Mar 10
Washington is one of a dwindling number of big U.S. cities that require voters to register with a party to vote in its winner-take-all primary. Those election procedures, combined with an unusually early primary, can depress voter turnout, even D.C.

Ginsburg Says Push for Voter ID Laws Predictable

NATIONAL | By Mark Sherman | Jul 26
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she’s not surprised that Southern states have pushed ahead with tough voter identification laws and other measures since the Supreme Court freed them from strict federal oversight of their elections.

Obama Bets Electorate Matches 2008 and Wins

POLITICS | By Thomas Beaumont | Nov 7
It turned out that Americans who cast ballots looked collectively much more like what President Barack Obama had envisioned - a diverse tapestry that reflected a changing America - than the whiter, older electorate Mitt Romney had banked on.

Whatever the Outcomes, Volunteers & Groups Fought Hard for Marriage Equality

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 5
Whatever the outcome on Tuesday in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota & Washington State, volunteers & organizations gave it their all in the most determined push for gay rights on one election day in our lifetime.

NCTE’s Voting While Trans Campaign Fights Voter Suppression

NATIONAL | By Holly Grigg-Spall | Oct 25
With Election Day approaching, The National Center of Transgender Equality launched Voting While Trans, a program to help transgender people counter voting suppression techniques.

Americans Across the Country Vote For LGBT Rights in Nov. 8 Election

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 9
Several states saw victories for the LGBT community during the November 8 elections. Despite the GOP trying to prevent new regulations from passing, voters had the final say.

Is a voting machine merger too big to stand?

CORPORATE | By Pete Yost | Mar 4
The largest voting machine company in the country bought its biggest competitor six months ago without advance fanfare. Now the Justice Department is investigating whether to unwind the merger that put a privately held Nebraska company in control of the voting machines in nearly 70 percent of the nation’s precincts.

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