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electionlineWeekly — January 18, 2018

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 VI. Tech Thursday

Kansas: Bryan Caskey, director of elections in Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office said the state will postpone the initial uploading of voter registration data from other states to Crosscheck while the secretary’s office reviews the program’s cybersecurity.

Missouri: The Show Me State will be showing its voter rolls to 21 other states and the District of Columbia beginning this week with the announcement that Missouri has joined ERIC. “I have advocated for Missouri’s participation in ERIC since the inception of the program,” former Boone Co. Clerk Wendy Noren said in the news release. “Secretary Ashcroft’s agreement is a huge win for anyone who cares about maintaining accurate registration lists and improving services to voters.”

Oregon: Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced this week that preliminary results of the upcoming Jan. 23 special election will be streamed live on his official Facebook page before they are officially posted on the state election site. "The live-stream will show the secretary discussing elections and voting and provide the preliminary election results," spokeswoman, Debra Royal told KTVL. "This is something new we're trying, to engage voters who use social media and who might not necessarily go to our website to retrieve election results."