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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

September 26, 2018

National News: Congress poised to allow DHS to take the lead on federal cybersecurity | Paper backups and audits: Officials are preparing for the midterms | College-age voters: Increasingly courted and thwarted | Professional teams launch registration drive to encourage voting | New study scrutinizes time and effort to vote in each state | There's a big push in 2018 to get young people to register to vote | American Eagle customers design Rock the Vote t-shirt collection | States are hiring election cyber personnel, but may not keep them | Recalling an era when the color of your skin meant you paid to vote | Election security bill won't pass ahead of midterms, says key Republican | Military spouses less likely to vote than troops

Tech News: Snapchat's voter registration initiative might actually reach new voters

Arizona: Questions still swirl about issues with AZ polling places

California: High school students can pre-register to vote. This woman is making sure they do | It's NVRD, even in LA Co. jails | 200K 16-and 17-year-olds have pre-registered in CA | Barger calls for investigation into voter registration errors

Florida: Critical ballot amendment could impact millions of Florida felons | Vero Beach election 'in a holding pattern' | Secure voting in SWFL is top priority for election officials | Will Florida's ex-felon really regain the right to vote?

Georgia: Georgia cancels fewer voter registrations after surge last year

Guam: GEC ballot format for write-in candidates questioned

Illinois: DuPage clerks candidates don't want to rush election commission merger | County clerks looking for more election judges | Crowds sign up to vote at 'Hamilton' National Voter Registration Day

Iowa: Postcards in the mail for 300K unregistered but eligible Iowa voters | Cerro Gordo Co. supervisor approve updated election security plan

Louisiana: Ardoin sends letters educating seniors about voting, opponents howl

Maine: Sangerville town clerk will be retiring at the end of October

Massachusetts: Slow going on NVRD

Minnesota: Election security, felons voting and more about the secretary of state race | Minnesota woman pleads guilty in rare ND double voting case

Mississippi: Services available for senior citizens this election season | A new class of voting rights activists pick up the mantle in MS

Missouri: Plaintiff in voter ID trial presents witness and expert testimony

Montana: Lewis & Clark Co. elections reminds residents on NVRD

New Mexico: County debuts mobile voting unit during voter registration drive | Q&A: Secretary of State candidate Maggie Toulouse Oliver | Q&A: Secretary of State candidate Gavin Clarkson

North Carolina: Almost half of North Carolina counties shut down polling places used for early voting | Hurricane could hurt turnout, shift dynamics

North Dakota: Minnesota woman pleads guilty in rare ND double voting case

Ohio: Out of the shadows: BOE thrust into the spotlight

Pennsylvania: 'Pennsylvania's elections are at risk': Commission issues recommendations for state | City council reaches out to Philly high schools to register students to vote | Pennsylvania election security commission releases initial report | Northampton Co. voter registration offices move

South Carolina: Malware a threat to SC's aging voting machines

Tennessee: Election commission makes voter registration easy with drive-thru

Texas: ACLU says Bexar Co. inaccurately translated 'election runoff' as 'election drainage' | 36 Texas counties may be violating the Voting Rights Act

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voter Registration Day events held on St. Thomas, St. Croix

Utah: Utahns get ready for Election Day with voter registration events

Virginia: 'E-Day' on the horizon in Fairfax | William & Mary Law School's Revive My Vote helps Virginians get voting rights restored | UVA voting precinct moved

Washington: Wyman focuses on youth for NVRD

West Virginia: Voter registration drive to encourage participation held at Bridgeport library | People turn out to Rock the Vote during National Voter Registration Day | Celebrating NVRD | WV high schools promote voter sign-ups | Warner and Clark talk to students about registering to vote

Wisconsin: 21K Milwaukee residents will get their voter registration reinstated before Nov. 6 | DHS says no Wisconsin election threats seen |

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

September 25, 2018

National News: Secure Elections Act tries another comeback | 135 companies, including Walmart and Gap give workers time off to vote | It's National Voter Registration Day: how to make your voice heard | Non-Voters Anonymous: Can Billy Eichner get people to the polls?

Tech News: Twitter is launching a voter registration campaign | Google Doodle aims to help button up your voter registration

Alabama: Project could restore voting rights to hundreds of Etowah

California: Taking a page from UPS, registrar to allow voters to track mail-in ballots | LAPD cracks down on voter fraud on Skid Row

Colorado: Colorado hoping for more people to register to vote

Connecticut: Voting chief will use $5M to upgrade security

Florida: Hillsborough Co. elections office helping voters register | Election officials push to get Orange Co. voters registered | Poll: Felon voting rights amendment gets huge support | Election department warns of unofficial mailers | FAU to bring 'convenience' to students with early voting

Georgia: Podcast: Voting machines and election security in Georgia | Countdown to Election Day

Guam: Primary election workers getting paid

Idaho: Lisa Mason promoted to state election director

Illinois: How one university teaches its students to vote (and it's old-school) | Orr honors suburban Cook Co.'s top election judges | Opt-in, opt-out controversy over AVR | Fellow Dems rap Jesse White for AVR holdup

Indiana: Floyd Co. clerk outlines election security | Last-minute problems add drama to referendum election

Iowa: Secretary of state candidates observing National Voter Registration Day

Louisiana: Registrar of voters travels to schools for voter registration week

Michigan: Move begins to register Ingham Co. jail residents to vote | No more 'straight ticket' ballot option means voters should plan ahead for election

Minnesota: Two Minnesota secretary of state candidates, two different priorities

Mississippi: Hosemann to visits Lowndes Co. on VRD | Poll workers train for November

Missouri: Election prep underway | Missouri's photo ID law challenged in circuit court

Montana: Advocates push for ranked-choice voting in Montana

New York: No special election | Voter registration drive at all NYC libraries today

North Carolina: Transylvania Co. director of elections announces retirement| NC State readies for student voting in midterms

North Dakota: Federal judges revive voter ID law on appeal | In setback for tribes, Appeals Court suspends part of ND voter ID ruling | Grand Forks Co. sees more requests for absentee ballots

Ohio: Polling location change in Highland Co.

Oregon: Richardson's health raises new concerns

Pennsylvania: County downsizing polling places | Haverford College will get a polling place

South Carolina: Court ruling could change how SC votes. Will it stop elections from being hacked? | South Carolina election leaders tightening cybersecurity ahead of election

South Dakota: Krebs encourages voter registration

Tennessee: TN campuses competing in voter registration drive

Texas: ACLU warns counties to comply with Voting Rights Act | Calhoun Co. may be in violation of Voting Rights Act

Virginia: High school students learn about voter registration

Washington: Secretary Wyman encourages Washington participation in National Voter Registration Day

West Virginia: Warner unveils overseas voting app; deflects questions on wrongful firing lawsuits

Wisconsin: Milwaukee opens early voting sites for mid-term elections | Input sought for bolstering Wisconsin election security | Across Wisconsin, cities take part in National Voter Registration Day

Monday, 24 September 2018

September 22-24, 2018

National News: House members plan election hacking demonstration | Bolstering security ahead of midterm elections | Walmart, Patagonia and Lyft make push to increase voter turnout | Udall, Klobuchar introduce resolution recognizing 50th anniversary of Indian Civil Rights Act | If there is meddling with the midterms, local voting officials may be to blame

Alabama: New initiative by secretary of state is set to assist blind voters | University begins partnership with TurboVote

Arizona: Maricopa Co. releases initial report on voting issues | Audit: Election mishaps due to faulty equipment, no backup plan | Yuma Co. announces new elections director | Survey of poll workers shows what went wrong in Maricopa Co.'s election

Arkansas: In 54 counties, voting machines new for election | Sleek new voting machines, but fewer poll sites

California: New automatic online voter registration system introduced at UCLA

Colorado: Ballot printer imperiled 2016 election

Florida: Collier, Lee officials increase cybersecurity ahead of midterms | Vero Beach council election gets more confusing with special election and added costs | County says yes to early voting at MDC and no to billionaire paying for it | DAR chapter awarded check for poll work

Georgia: Can Georgia's electronic voting machines be trusted? | Chatham Co. prepares voter for November elections | Ahead of election, tour across Ga. teaches ins and outs of voting

Illinois: Mock election gives Naperville-area teens a way to demystify voting | Christ says RI Co. clerk office had been controlled by one party for too long | Applications for vote-by-mail on the rise in Jackson Co. | Election judge pay increase looks to combat growing shortage | Kane Co. clerk announces extra early voting site

Indiana: Election board reviews ballots for fall election

Michigan: Judge might rule on young voter restriction before election | City clerks across Michigan are faced with huge public records request | Bill could shuffle election duties for area clerks

Minnesota: 'It's like Election Day every day' as Minnesota, South Dakota start voting | Election workers ready for early voters

Missouri: Judge orders Missouri officials to comply with Motor Voter law

Montana: Secretary of state plans to replace voter registration system

Nebraska: Secretary of state urges more voter registrations

Nevada: Nevada officials join legal fight against overturned election

New Hampshire: Early voting begins in neighboring states, but NH has higher turnout, secretary of state says

New Jersey: Midterm Elections: What you need to know about NJ's new vote-by-mail law | In NJ, dead people are getting vote-by-mail notices | Thompson introduces vote fraud bill

New Mexico: Voter registration reminders mailed to 55K in NM

New York: Brooklyn poll site's 'obstacles' discouraged voters, assemblyman says

North Carolina: Lawsuits, Florence can't stop NC ballots from going out | Requests for absentee ballots on the rise after Florence | Hurricane Florence disrupts elections preparations in some NC counties | Bipartisan furor as NC election law shrinks early voting locations by almost 20 percent

North Dakota: First ND votes cast for midterm

Ohio: Miami Co. leaders willing to pay share of new voting machines | Glitches afflicting some absentee ballot applications | Richland Co. BOE looks to fill Freytag's position | Secretary of state candidates on the issues

Pennsylvania: Kantz expects voting machine decertification | Commissioner: It would cost $400K to replace Snyder Co. voting machines | Costly upgrades will not be part of the 2019 county budget

South Dakota: 'It's like Election Day every day' as Minnesota, South Dakota start voting

Tennessee: Four potential new voting systems for Shelby Co. get road test

Texas: Wilco election officials prepare for expected high turnout | Hundreds in Smith Co. work to get voters registered | Elections officials mail 1800 ballots

Virginia: SBE decision caps bumpy year for Hopewell elections

West Virginia: WV plan would allow some service members to vote via smartphone | Secretary of state's website told local candidate he wasn't registered to vote

Wisconsin: With $7M in election security grants, Wisconsin hires new staff

Friday, 21 September 2018

September 21, 20018

National News: Report finds states have improved cybersecurity for voter registration databases | Hacks, security gaps and oligarchs: The business of voting comes under scrutiny | Early voting begins

Alabama: Merrill's challenger says he blocked her Twitter, claims move violated her rights | Merrill speaks out on ACLU lawsuit

Arkansas: Quorum Court approves polling centers for county | Voter ID law before Arkansas Supreme Court

Arizona: Fontes: Primary election was 'a story of success' | Despite primary issues, Fontes touts positives of Maricopa Co. voting

California: California DMV finds another 3K unintended voter registrations | Additional 3K people mistakenly signed up to vote

Colorado: Secretary of state assures secure elections | Denver councilman Paul Lopez to run for clerk and recorder

Florida: Cowles contends ACLU rejected-votes study used 'incorrect data'

Georgia: Coweta elections chief: voting machines are secure | Georgia officials to appeal paper ballot ruling to 11th Circuit | Bibb elections board OKs Sunday voting

Illinois: 'Am I Registered' too available

Indiana: Lake election officials ask the state for patience on precinct reductions

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. election office checks machines after water leak

Louisiana: Central Lafourche early voting location unveiled

Michigan: Michigan voter education video released ahead of deadline | Group demands to end odd year elections |Local clerks talk election security | Securing our elections: The challenge for local clerks

Missouri: Boone Co. calls for more poll workers ahead of midterms

Montana: Missoula Co. elections office prepares for election

Nevada: Nevada official touts strengthened defense against election hacking

New Jersey: Polling stations probed in Caldwell | Hoboken woman paid voters $50 in vote-by-mail bribery scheme | Judge rules ballot designed by Passaic Co. clerk illegal

North Carolina: Florence could impact midterm elections in some counties

Ohio: Absentee voting for military, overseas voters to begin | Elections officials urge eligible Toledo students to vote

Pennsylvania: Cell phones now allowed inside Butler Co. voting precincts | First county buys voting machines under new state standards | Susquehanna Co. meets new voting standards | State review finds nearly 400 ineligible voters in Butler CO.| County dreads mandate to update voting machines

Tennessee: Shelby Co. considers replacing old voting machines

Texas: Bastrop elections office hosts voter registration drive Tuesday | Panola Co. creates position for early voting clerk

Virginia: Ryan says he doesn't favor cancelling classes on Election Day | Virginia elections board votes to seek removal of two Hopewell officials after ballot controversy

West Virginia: Upshur Co. introducing new voting machines for the general election | A new generation is rocking the vote | 24 counties to offer overseas absentee voting app program

Wisconsin: Region observes National Voter Registration Day

Wyoming: Mail-in ballot proposal for Wyoming clears major hurdle

Thursday, 20 September 2018

September 20, 2018

National News: Why voting machines in the US are easy targets for hackers | Election security can be as simple as preserving paper | State elections agencies focus on voting security ahead of midterms | How vulnerable are electronic voting machines | How easy it to vote in your state?

Tech News: Securing the election industry | Facebook plans voter drive

Alabama: Alabama elections chief sued for blocking people on Twitter

Arizona: Judge won't order immediate address updates of AZ's voter reg list | Judge rejects request to send mailers warning voters their registration may be out of date

Arkansas: Early voting centers set; issues still 'ify'

California: California launches new effort to fight election disinformation

Colorado: Clerk explains why ballots were returned

Florida: In reversal, Miami-Dade Co. adds early voting site at FIU | If you vote by mail in Florida, it's 10 times more likely that your ballot won't count | 9-year-old gets partially filled out voter reg form in the mail | Does Orange reject the most mail-in ballots in the state? It's complicated

Georgia: Vote do over for Northeast Ga. Legislature district |Secretary of state, election board to appeal paper ballot ruling | Redo of Ga. House election ordered after voters cast wrong ballots | Legally inaccurate voter registration forms widespread in Ga. | Primary voters lose registration status in Chatham Co. | Baldwin Co. pushes forward with election preparations | College students learn about importance of voting

Guam: GEC: $117K still owed to election precinct officials

Illinois: Chicago needs election judges with Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu proficiency

Indiana: The way Dearborn Co. votes could be changing | County clerk and her staff didn't follow county policy | Vigo board OKs election security plan | Secretary of state to Lake Co.: Consolidate precincts or we'll do it for you

Iowa: Pate explains voter ID 'soft rollout' at roundtable

Kansas: Johnson Co. primary saga continues

Maryland: Townson University hopes to motivate students to vote

Michigan: Challenges to first time voter rules won't be heard until after November | Downriver officials respond to records request regarding 2016 election | Secretary of state mobile office visits NMU to help students become registered

Montana: Federal grant helps bolster Montana election security

New Hampshire: NH pair charged with double voting in 2016

Ohio: Fairfield Co. wants you to vote--by testing new voting machines | Husted states Ohio's election system is safe | Election board hears pitch from final vendor | Mail system rejects some requests for absentee ballots

Oregon: Is it legal for election authorities in OR to disclose who has vote and who has not?

Pennsylvania: Cybersecurity expert talks voting machines in Radnor | Voting precinct proposal scheduled for public hearing

Tennessee: Voter registration led by Tre Hargett | Ford, Fisher on different sides of instant-runoff voting | Mobile voting unit will be relocated | A chance to vote for your favorite new voting machine

Texas: Brazos Co.'s elections administrator responds to questions regarding college students voting this November | Waco high school students shown how to register, prepare to vote | County elections official lauds court decision on Texas voter ID law | Abilene mobile voting locations set for general election, including Shotwell Stadium

Virginia: Montgomery Co. group helps voters get photo IDs

West Virginia: County receives $356K grant for new voting machines

Wisconsin: Election officials gearing up for massive voter turnout | Adams Co. clerk resigns following investigation into unauthorized computer access

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

September 19, 2018

National News: The cyberthreats that most worry election officials | Hear Dolly Parton's suffrage anthem 'A Woman's Right'

Technology News: Instagram will promote midterm voting with stickers, registration info | Symantec takes on election hacking by fighting copycat websites

Alabama: Merrill: State election systems never hacked

Arizona: Graham Co. recorder encourages voter registration | Not just an IT issue: Records show more complaints about Maricopa Co. election day

Arkansas: Voting demonstrations happening today | Voting machines donated after flood damage

California: San Diego Co. ballot will be bigger, cost more to mail | Changes to Contra Costa Co. ballots | LA Co. urges eligible voters--in jail or out--to register now

Colorado: Secretary of state Wayne Williams says his record qualifies his candidacy

Florida: Poll workers needed for general election | FIU likely to get early voting site | Election transparency activists ask: What has gone wrong in Broward Co. | Alachua Co. to offer Spanish sample ballots | GOP: If college students get campus early voting in Miami-Dade, what about elderly?

Georgia: Ga. will use electronic voting machines this fall as paper ballot case falters | Ga. district is ordered to redo primary | DeKalb Senate candidate claims people voted after polls closed

Guam: Registrars will be at schools, university, college to register young voters

Indiana: County holds voting equipment test

Iowa: Woodbury Co. will spend $375K on voting equipment

Kansas: ACLU sues for Johnson Co. voting records from primary | ACLU sues for names of Johnson Co. voters whose ballots were rejected

Kentucky: Ethics opinion further complicates a 2019 campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes | 'We're no longer independent.' Kentucky BOE hears plea from staffer | The Kentucky state board of elections is in chaos as Election Day nears. Here's why | Tensions between Grimes SBE staff

Louisiana: Two polling locations permanently moved

Massachusetts: City launches early voting site

Michigan: Benson pledges to make it easier for military to vote | Michigan election law challenge will take time, judge says

Nevada: Clark Co. expands voter access for municipal elections

New Jersey: No evidence of fraud in Dover, judge says

New York: State Senate to hold hearings on Cuomo's voting rights restoration order

North Carolina: Florence complicates the NC election process

North Dakota: New technology to enhance November election | Libertarian secretary of state primary recount cost $5K

Ohio: These machines could change Montgomery Co. voting for years | Montgomery Co. voters test new polling technology in mock election| Denise Smith named to Portage elections board

Oregon: State uses Facebook to push voter registration | Prepping cybersecurity for elections

Rhode Island: Things got ugly at BOE after '98 primary

Tennessee: New potential voting machines for Shelby Co. on display | Tennessee library to build women's voting rights exhibit

U.S. Virgin Islands: VI elections system to celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Vermont: Should noncitizens be allowed to vote? Council blocks question from ballot

Virginia: Why college students don't vote absentee? They don't know where to buy a stamp

West Virginia: WV to use blockchain-based mobile app for mid-term voting

Wisconsin: Students learn to register to vote with Milwaukee organizations | Former Milton clerk receives lifetime achievement award

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

September 18, 2018

National News: 5 states will vote without paper ballots | Yara Shahidi and Jimmy Fallon encourage voting with Schoolhouse Rock-inspired video | Rock the Vote launches civics push ahead of midterm elections | The overlooked link in election security | Media-backed organization behind 'I Am A Voter' pins reveals upcoming initiatives

Alabama: Voter information available on secretary of state website

California: Placer Co. gears up for Nov. 6 general election |Lawsuit claims potential voters stuck in naturalization limbo | Brown signs Every Vote Counts Act into law

Delaware: Delaware's first new voting machine in decades are on their way

Florida: Forgotten rule bars LWV from registering students at Brevard schools | Duval SOE to city council: There will be early voting at UNF, EWC | UCF identifies early voting site for November | City Clerk announces his retirement | Lakeland Commission declines to support felon voter registration amendment | Mailers shaming voters make the rounds in Seminole Co. | Lake City election in question after candidate files complaint

Georgia: Federal judge denies motion to force Ga. to adopt paper ballots for November | Fayette Co. maintains voting security | Federal judge rejects paper ballots for 2018 Ga. election | Greeting voters: WASCO clients trained as Election Day volunteers

Illinois: Local officials emphasize training for cyber attacks | What Illinois has learned about election security since 2016

Indiana: Call for poll workers as vote center decision looms in Dearborn Co.

Kansas: Kansas spends millions to increase election security

Kentucky: Kentucky AG investigates Boyd Co. election complaint | Murray High, Poplar Springs precincts will have first crack at e-poll books

Maine: Dunlap: Election preparations continue despite governor's veto of funding bill

Massachusetts: Turnout exceeded 1M in primary | Fans of ranked choice voting see an opportunity in Massachusetts

Michigan: Oronoko Twp clerk challenges voter registration proposal | Secretary of state candidate speaks out against same-day registration | Lack of straight-party voting option predicted to confuse absentee ballot voters

New York: North Park Annex designated as polling place

Nevada: Voter registration drives may become a thing of the past

North Carolina: Subpoena of election records challenged| Hurricane Florence could have impact on November election

Ohio: Ohio to pay for new Washington Co. voting machines | Zip code error returns election mail to sender

Tennessee: Group focused on improving black voter turnout statewide

Texas: Starr Co. agrees to $55K settlement | Electronic voting machines may favor candidates on ballot, not write-ins | Final Step: Judge dismisses voter ID challenge

Virginia: Loudoun Co. plans improved tracking of emailed ballots for Nov. midterms | Fairfax Co. ballots escape Florence flooding | Turning Point Suffragist Memorial to be built in Occoquan Regional park

West Virginia: Ex-secretary of state employees settle wrongful termination suits for nearly $1M | Morgan Co. man arrested for voting illegally in two states | 'Redshoes' name causes WV Supreme Court ballot issue

Wisconsin: Elections commission hires new staff aimed at increasing elections security

Monday, 17 September 2018

September 15-17, 2018

National News: 'Cap, Gown, Vote!' is helping to register eligible high school students to vote | NPR/Marist Poll: 1 in 3 Americans think foreign country will change midterm votes

Arizona: Cochise Co. residents assured voter registration postcard is not a scam

California: Marin Co. elections officials holding voter registration challenge this month | Here's how Cal State Long Beach, California secretary of state will work to get college students to the ballot box in November | Student on a mission to boost CSUF voter registration

Connecticut: Poll workers needed on what could be a busy Election Day

Delaware: Delaware to use paper ballots in 2020

Florida: How local groups are helping voters register for November | Miami-Dade moving to have early voting on college campuses | Hillsborough Co. searching for Election Day poll workers

Georgia: In Ga., a legal battle over electronic vs. paper voting | What switching to paper ballots would mean for local elections offices

Illinois: Not all WCIL counties onboard with election cybersecurity upgrades | In Springfield, selfie station available when early voting starts | DuPage Co. training election judges | Danville, Vermilion election officials not ready to consider consolidation

Iowa: Secretary of state candidates talk voter ID, election security | What rights should formerly incarcerated people have?

Kansas: Hodgkinson wants to improve elections | Different county policies could impact Kansas voting | Brian McClendon plans to increase voter turnout in Kansas as secretary of state

Kentucky: Personnel Board votes to investigate Grimes' use of voter registration database | E-poll book update: Two will be used in Pulaski Co. | Bevin makes appointments to state board of elections | County clerk's office explores future voting precincts

Massachusetts: After chaotic House race, some call for new system | Some on Beacon Hill push for reform | Council peeved by Galvin 'mud' toss

Michigan: Clerks continue to educate voters | GOP secretary of state nominee joins Detroit Today | Accessible voting class prepares individuals with disabilities and those needing assistance

Mississippi: Hosemann visit 'promotes the vote'

Montana: Missoula Co. to mail absentee ballots in early October

New Jersey: Dems ask Hanlon to correct VBM letter | Morris deadline extended until Sept. 19 for those confusing 'vote by mail' forms | GOP appealing Passaic ballot ruling

New York: Suffragist City Parade celebrates voting rights | Election officials explain primary day ballot shortage | Precinct 3 gets temporary polling location in Saugus

Ohio: What are Ohio officials doing to protect your vote? | State to pick up cost for new voting machines | Secretary of state race: Candidates pledge to ensure fair elections | Decision delayed on new Miami Co. voting equipment | Tuscarawas Co. BOE take steps to keep November vote safe and secure | Miami Co. election officials can't agree on new voting machines

Pennsylvania: Voting on campus: At Haverford College, they want to, but can't

Rhode Island: State archives opens new exhibit on the history of voting | Four candidates seek primary recounts

Texas: Quirk in Texas law means registrars cannot block suspect addresses from voter rolls | Elections office takes on voter outreach

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections supervisor announces early voting schedule

Washington: Getting out the Vote: Perry Tech takes part in statewide effort

West Virginia: Monongalia, Marion, Preston counties receive grants to boost election security | Mon County scores $275K election security grant | General election deadlines approaching, electronic voting equipment to be used, officials say

Wisconsin: Wisconsin officials prepare for potential election hackers | How hackers could attack Wisconsin's elections and what state officials are doing about it | Some state election security jobs still not filled | A conversation on election security

Wyoming: FBI briefs Wyoming, county officials on election security

Friday, 14 September 2018

September 14, 2018

National News: How to hack an election | Lawmakers warn election interference order does not go nearly far enough | The overlooked weak link in election security | Feds brief House Oversight on election security

Arizona: Voting rights groups urge court to force AZ to act on voter registrations

California: LA Co. to see additional non-English voting help at the polls in November

Connecticut: Preston voters reject moving polling place

Florida: Young Dems, GOP make case for voting college campuses | Manatee Co. SOE reaches out to Haitian community | Banning early voting on campuses is wrong, but Miami-Dade still said no

Georgia: Federal judge weighs throwing out Ga.'s electronic voting machines

Guam: Bordallo continues to push for voting rights for US territories

Illinois: Peoria Co. election commission moves

Kansas: Kansas plans to spend $4.6M on election security

Maine: LePage veto of extra election funding stands as Legislature finally adjourns for 2018

Massachusetts: Recount begins | Five days, 37 cities and towns and 89K ballots: The recount begins | Selectmen approve relocation of voting precinct

Michigan: Dorr clerk preparing response to FOIA request

Minnesota: Routine meeting avoids addressing laundry list of primary problems

New Jersey: Is new voter law sparking confusion? Murphy: It will work. Lawmaker: It sucks

New Mexico: GOP leaders accuse clerk's office of mishandled voter records | Secretary of state's office reformatting ballots | Court ruling on straight-ticket voting draws mixed reaction | Little time for new clerk to prepare for election

New York: De Blasio's son experiences voting screw-up at polling station | Former chief clerk of Brooklyn BOE remembered as loyal friend | Reports of 'mass confusion,' but also 'massive turnout' at some poll sites | More NYC primary voters find their names missing from voter rolls | Why NYC voter rolls were missing names again, explained | Voters in NYC report problems at polling locations | LI school cancels activities after sex offenders allowed to vote | Primary day anomalies likely to affect already low voter turnout | Democratic ballots run out after large voter turnout in Buffalo | Monroe Co. officials look into problems with how some ballots were distributed | Paving creates parking issues for primary voters

North Carolina: Elon Votes helps students cast ballots away from home

North Dakota: Secretary of state candidates spar over ID, tech

Ohio: Precinct workers will see hike in election day compensation | Cuyahoga Co. BOE bolstering cybersecurity leading up to midterms

Pennsylvania: New voting machines for next presidential election? Centre Co. looks to upgrade | Auditor General broadens election security efforts | Philadelphia election board workers get pay raise | Butler Co. voters could be permitted to take ballot selfies

Rhode Island: Primary draws more voters in area than in 2014, but fewer statewide | Recounts sought in four races

Texas: Woman who took cousin's identity to be deported for voting | Star Co. settles ACRU lawsuit over election database | Pecan Creek parents voice concerns over campus serving as polling place

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board to address candidate questions, concerns

Utah: Easier voting laws in Utah aim to improve voter turnout

West Virginia: Warner assures election cybersecurity is intact | County clerk's office receives $22K grant

Thursday, 13 September 2018

September 13, 2018

National News: Discriminatory voter laws have surged in the last 5 years, federal commission finds | Protection of voting rights for minorities has fallen sharply, a new report finds | President OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections | Election laws may discourage some from voting, even if they are allowed | DHS: 'Real' progress on election security, but 'great deal' remains

Alaska: A political consultant's work was scrutinized amid Anchorage voter fraud allegations. Now he's dead

Arizona: Maricopa Co. elections chief: No guarantees November will go smoothly | Fontes won't work with same contractor for general election | Fontes won't release report, focused on 'successful election in November'| Judge asks why Arizona voting lawsuit was filed so close to election | Appeals court rejects Democrats' challenge to Arizona's voting laws

California: The price tag for elections in small districts can loom large, due to costly voter guides | Mail-in ballots in LA County to undergo changes for upcoming elections |

Colorado: Most voters cast ballots via mail, not in person | Election security exercise

Delaware: New $12M voting machines will provide paper trail

District of Columbia: Mail-in voting in DC gains traction

Florida: St. Lucie Co. supervisor of elections to be honored for 30 years of service | Elections supervisor adding early voting precinct at USF | Duval elections supervisor to decide this week on early voting site at UNF | Last minute changes made to sample ballots

Georgia: Federal judge weighs throwing out Ga. electronic voting machines

Guam: Election results certified

Illinois: County clerks assuming responsibility for Aurora and DuPage | Illinois about to launch one of the nation's strongest election cybersecurity systems

Kansas: Counting your vote in Kansas sometimes depends on where you live

Louisiana: La.'s voting machine contract winner defends selection

Maine: LePage blocks bill to fund ranked-choice voting for November elections

Massachusetts: Lowell responds to election concerns raised by Galvin | Kennedy School ramps up voter registration | Longtime city clerk retires| North Andover poll worker, volunteer icon retires

Michigan: Former elections lead endorses 'Promote the Vote' | Central student government funds Buses to Ballots initiative | Montcalm Co. clerk remains in serious condition after accident

Minnesota: MN election security: Where do we stand? | Simon welcomes presidential order on election meddling

Mississippi: Cybersecurity on election priority meeting set

New Hampshire: Primary election sees increased same-day registration

New Jersey: New vote-by-mail law raises concerns over confusion

New Mexico: High court blocks plan to restore straight-party voting

New York: State bolsters cybersecurity ahead of fall midterms | AG candidates raise prospect of criminal charges after voter purge | What parents should know about new parolee voting plan ahead of primary day | Officials speak out against parolees voting at schools

North Carolina: Cooper talks Hurricane Florence preparedness

Ohio: Montgomery Co. voters can test-drive new voting machines | Stark Co. gets look at new voting machines | Some Ohio voters will get to test voting machines ahead of 2020 race

Rhode Island: RIT has its first on-campus voting site | Newport voter turned away because of 'software issue' | Warwick reports low turnout | Providence polling location opens 20 minutes late, workers don't have password

South Carolina: Who does SC's voter ID law stop from voting? The answer may surprise you

South Dakota: Dawes Co. moving to all-mail elections

Texas: Bell Co. unveils new voting machines

Utah: Washington Co. joins vote-by-mail trend

Vermont: VT SOS discusses election security ahead of November

Virginia: After critical report, Northam says Va. election problems won't happen again | Virginia spends none of $9M grant on midterm election security | Fairfax Co. registrar fired just days before election faces felony drug charges

Washington: Even with postage paid, voters couldn't send ballots on time

Wisconsin: Election experts recommend paper ballots for 2020

Wyoming: Roughly one quarter of Wyomingites voted absentee in primary