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2018

Monday, 16 July 2018

July 14-16, 2018

National News: Mueller indicts 12 Russians for DNC hack, election interference | States with 'most vulnerable' voting systems named in congressional report | Indictment of 12 Russian agents exposes gaps in election security | Secretaries of state gavel in | FBI official overseeing election-meddling task force has left | Election officials from across US talk about Russian meddling at meeting in Philadelphia | Russia and state voting systems | U.S. official: Russia using social media to divide Americans | Top state election officials meet amid security concerns | Mueller indictment adds urgency to securing 2018 midterm elections

Alabama: County's polling sites could drop from 22 to 10 | What will happen to the National Voting Rights Museum | Groups seek to help felons regain voting rights

Alaska: Pilot program aids voter registration, absentee balloting for eligible prisoners in Alaska

Arizona: Challenger charges AZ GOP secretary of state of siding with Dems to loosen voter ID requirements | Groups aim to register 200K by midterm | Mingus sues to stop November consolidation election

California: California adds cybersecurity office to protect against election hacking | LA Co. voters asked for input on location of new vote centers

Colorado: One of the least understood statewide offices up for grabs

Connecticut: Preston Dems will choose candidate for registrar of voters at Aug. 14 primary

Florida: UWF leading Florida's cybersecurity training for 2018 | Voting rights group's lawsuit on amendment | Election officials look to secure cybersecurity funding before August primaries | Mueller indictments link Russian hacking to Florida

Georgia: Georgia GOP secretary of state hopefuls head for runoff | Ga. among 18 states most vulnerable to election hacking

Guam: GEC expects higher voter turnout this year

Hawaii: Motorists detour for drive-thru voter registration | Kauai to kick off vote-by-mail

Illinois: Illinois elections board 'very likely' named in Mueller indictment | Rock Island Co. recruiting students to help on Election Day | Durbin not confident Illinois election systems are secure

Indiana: Marion Co. settles lawsuit, will create five early voting offices

Iowa: Pate pushes back on Democratic report citing election vulnerabilities | Mueller Indictment: Russian officials scouted county elections websites

Kansas: Kansas Secretary of State: Keith Esau | Schwab pledges no more new laws if elected secretary of state | Kansas Secretary of State: Craig McCullah | Kansas Secretary of State: Brian McClendon | Kansas Secretary of State: Dennis Taylor | Kansas Secretary of State: Randy Duncan | Johnson Co. making changes to the way you vote

Kentucky: Grimes releases statement on Russian indictments

Maryland: FBI: Maryland's voting system linked to Russian oligarch | State investigates Russian investor's ties to Maryland elections software | 17-vote difference after recount | Hogan asks election board to look into network security | Hogan: Voter data not breached despite investor's ties to Md. election software

Massachusetts: Baker confident registry could handle automatic voter reg | Northampton City Council backs lowering voting age to 16 | We're picking up the pace' on election security following indictment of Russian agents, Galvin says | Republican Amore has sights on becoming secretary of state | Attleboro polling place may be moved outside the ward

Michigan: Election inspectors undergo training as primary approaches

Minnesota: Simon has 10 days to hand over voter information, a judge has ruled | Latest Russia indictment impact on Olmstead Co. |

Mississippi: Mississippi updating voter registration deadline for runoff

Missouri: Voter registration drives leave St. Louis election officials scrambling

Nevada: City election voters may be able to vote anywhere in Clark Co.

New Hampshire: New report lists states with weakest election security; New Hampshire is one | Sununu signs HB 1264 | Sununu feels squeeze after court OKs voter law

New Jersey: Lawsuit claims voter fraud in Dover's 4th Ward election results | How secure are New Jersey's voting machines from hacking?

North Carolina: Alamance Co. contemplates new voting machines

Ohio: Pumpkin the Cat has a benefactor

Pennsylvania: Counties await state plan for buying voting machines | Commission might not get to choose new voting system | Hearing set due to new voting law | Report: Pa. could increase voter turnout with voter registration changes

South Carolina: How SCOTUS pick ruled on SC's voter ID law

Tennessee: Williamson Co. technicians test each voting machine | Early voting kicks off in Shelby Co. after dramatic week | Election commissioner removed from office | Early voting site opens late due to poll worker mistake | First day goes smoothly in Carter early voting

Utah: Nothing new in Russian indictment, but Utahns still see cause for concern | Navajo Nation files election complaint against San Juan Co.

Virginia: Virginia Beach voter registration event helps people with disabilities

Washington: Wyman lauds Washington's election cybersecurity at national conference

Wisconsin: Russians tried to break into Wisconsin voter system

Friday, 13 July 2018

July 13, 2018

National News: Voting machine vendors under pressure | Election security legislation may be gaining steam in Congress | DHS: Current election system threats not as severe as 2016 | Warner blasts president's unwillingness to accept Russian threat to U.S. elections

Arizona: Polling location changed in Sonoita

California: Fresno ballot vendor has trouble in Colorado, warned by state of California | Registrar moves to make voting easier in November

Colorado: Group moves to change city of Aspen election date

Florida: Election supervisor sued over special election

Georgia: Election Board: Top manager didn't know he was consultant's agent

Illinois: DuPage Co. election commission took action following 'bungled' March election, director says | Will Co. to spend $72,400 to take over Aurora precincts

Indiana: Judge orders Marion Co. to offer even more early-voting sites

Maryland: Maryland MVA official discusses voter registration error | Blair says he's likely to ask for a recount in MoCo | Estimate of Md. voters affected by computer glitch reduced to nearly 72K

Massachusetts: Senate unanimously backs AVR bill | AVR bill unanimously passes Senate

Nebraska: Poll workers hall of fame honors dozens who serve democracy

New Hampshire: NH Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of voter residency bill | NH Justices give green light to voting residency bill

New Jersey: Want to register to vote online? New Jersey is working to make that happen

New Mexico: Rio Arriba vote stands, despite ripped-up ballots | Shredded ballots cause election kerfuffle in Rio Arriba Co.

North Carolina: Area residents split on early voting time extension | Durham legislators tell voters vote NO on constitutional amendments | Local elections board splits on Sunday voting

Oregon: Douglas Co. election box restoration to take place

Pennsylvania: Third vendor demonstrates voting machines | Counties await state plan for buying voting machines | Three years in, more than 1 in 5 voters register online | Haywood's early voting plan approved

South Dakota: Democrat Alex Frederick running for secretary of state

Tennessee: Hawkins Co. early voting begins Friday | Five polling locations open for early voting Friday

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections officials push early voting later...again | 2018 primary election early voting postponed again

Wisconsin: Collaborative effort to help homeless population register to vote | Wood Co. clerk retires

Thursday, 12 July 2018

July 12, 2018

National News: Senators push for increased elections security | Voting-machine vendors grilled on election security in Senate hearing | The 5 states move vulnerable to a 2018 election hack | Elections officials have a lot of security work to do before November, state and federal officials tell Congress | DHS official: No sign Russia targeting midterms 'to the level of 2016'

Alaska: Anchorage assembly member: 'We had a huge increase in voter turnout'

California: After trial run, changed expected in California's vote-by-mail system | Sac County's mail-in ballots aimed to improve turnout, so did they? | New places to vote in Santa Clarita?

Florida: It's not easy to become a voter in Florida

Georgia: Fulton Co. commissioners are frustrated with election connection | Fulton Co. leaders urge action against elections official

Hawaii: Office of elections conducts drive-thru voter registration

Iowa: Cerro Gordo Co. working with secretary of state's office to secure voter information

Indiana: Third person accused of voter fraud in Lake Co. pleads guilty

Kansas: Election audits would maintain trust in system, candidate says | Appellate court rejects Kobach's request to block Douglas Co. grand jury probe | Randy Duncan hopes to become secretary of state

Kentucky: No easy fix; Improving Kentucky's voter turnout may be easier said than done

Maryland: Recount of 85K ballots in Baltimore Co. primary begins Thursday

Michigan: National group says Michigan needs early voting opportunity | Bieda, Miller raise political heat in Macomb Co. clerk race

Minnesota: Kandiyohi Co. precincts join the vote-by-mail ranks

Mississippi: County moves forward on relocating precinct

Nebraska: Early voting gets easier in Douglas Co.

New Jersey: Big bucks, big issues in moving elections from schools

New Mexico: Santa Fe voters may have say on moving city election to November

New York: Nixon touts plans to combat 'voter suppression' and make it easier for people in NY to vote

North Carolina: Local elections board ponders early voting schedule | State officials once again tasked with setting Orange Co. early voting details | NC counties deadlocked on early voting plans | WSSU eliminated as early voting debate continues | Orange, Wake counties deadlock on early voting plans

Ohio: Clyde offers plans for secretary of state's office

Oregon: Wyden blasts voting machines cos. over cybersecurity

South Carolina: Federal push to update voting machines like South Carolina's is heating up | Are Horry Co. voting systems vulnerable to an attack?

Tennessee: Voting machine inspection | Hamilton Co.'s elections protected by new cyber defense system

Texas: Brazos Co. community given chance to test potential new voting machines

Wisconsin: Day shelter helps Madison's homeless register to vote

Wyoming: Laramie Co. sees record number of early voters | Goshen Co. gears up for the primaries

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

July 11, 2018

National News: DEF Con Voting Village grows this year | Kavanaugh's record doesn't bode well for voting rights | Latinos are bringing a growing number of voting rights cases | Here's an early look at how states are spending their cybersecurity cash

Arizona: Maricopa Co. recorder's office receiving national award for new, streamlined voter check-in system

Florida: Local election supervisors feeling the squeeze on deadline for federal cybersecurity funding | UWF partners with state and local election officials to enhance cybersecurity preparations | Alachua Co. SOE encourages voters to vote-by-mail this fall

Georgia: Ga. moves to secure federal grant to improve election system

Illinois: All registered voters will be receiving new voter registration card in July | McLean Co. nixes vote on election offices merger

Kansas: Taylor shares his campaign focus: Election security | With elections looming, ACLU scrambles to check if Kobach registered voters | Residents can view new election equipment for August primary

Maryland: Recount begins Thursday in Baltimore Co.

Massachusetts: Council considers allowing legal, non-citizens to vote | Noncitizen voting has Boston residents worried

Michigan: Election workers get look at new voting machines

New Hampshire: Kelly wants voter law vetoed

New Jersey: Sussex Co. BOE suing Vernon | Dover official asks judge to overturn primary results

New Mexico: Santa Fe city clerk up for one-year contract extension

New York: County to appeal FOIL decision to state's highest court

North Carolina: Forsyth board postpones early voting action | Guilford elections board OKs 2 fewer sites for early voting | An early voting site at NC state? | Wake, Orange counties deadlocked over early voting plans | Rowan County BOE considers ways to meet state mandate on early voting schedule

North Dakota: Riemers files petition to force recount in secretary of state race

Ohio: Early voting for special election began in the dark

South Carolina: SC's 13K voting machines vulnerable to hackers, lawsuit alleges

Tennessee: All Shelby Co. early voting sites now to be open by Tuesday | Early voting schedule changes again as court order signed

Texas: Voter fraud investigation deepens in Dallas Co.

Utah: Judge blocks reopening of election lawsuit

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

July 10, 2018

Alabama: Poll worker, inspector class to be held ahead of runoff

Alaska: Local organization seeks to change elections

California: California's primary saw higher turnout than recent years, but most voters still skipped it | Marin Co. raises awareness about disability voter registration | Is SLO Co.'s ballot producer suspended from operating in California? | With Russia meddling in mind, California invests $134M to safeguard election systems

Georgia: Atlanta mayor's campaign paid firm registered to election official

Illinois: Illinois residents can now register to vote at DMV

Iowa: Secretary of state opens voluntary cybersecurity assessment to county auditors

Kansas: Kanas official follows order, registers thousand to vote | Crowded field of candidates compete in secretary of state race

Maine: Sen. Angus King on Russia's election meddling: 'A thorough attack on our democractic principles'

Maryland: After razor-thin margin in MoCo, will there be a recount? | Candidate seeks recount after two-vote loss | Request for recount could come Tuesday

Massachusetts: Boston weighs giving legal non-US citizens voting rights

Michigan: 'Promote the Vote' aims for Michigan ballot| Group submits signatures for measure to expand voting in MI

Minnesota: Elections get new wrinkles this year

New Hampshire: Wanted: Inspectors to monitor elections

North Carolina: Orange Co. preparing for early voting under new law | New state law will mean fewer places to vote early in some counties | Cooper signs early-voting bill, keeping Saturday voting

Ohio: Ohio restarts voter purge process with changes to help prevent unnecessary cancellations | Akron council members question mayor's proposal to hold primary elections in May | Cleveland.com voter look-up tool credited for new feature on Ohio elections website

Oklahoma: After prison, many Oklahomans banned from voting for years

Pennsylvania: Westmoreland sees third demonstration of voting machines

Tennessee: Shelby Co. chancellor sides with NAACP/Dems on early voting | Democrats, NAACP prevail in voting site matters

Texas: Commissioners to appoint new elections administrator

Monday, 09 July 2018

July 7-9, 2018

National News: Patagonia is giving its workers Election Day off--and says you should too

Alabama: Testing voting machines before primary runoff | Merrill offers 'home visit' for those seeking photo ID to vote--'Just call my cell'

Arizona: GOP secretary of state candidates spar over voter-registration rules | For $75, your opinion can be included in Arizona election pamphlet

California: Five counties tried new method to turbocharge turnout. Here's what they got | Initiative proposes to end automatic voter registration

Colorado: El Paso Co. leads state in number of rejected primary ballots | Nearly 7K unaffiliated Colorado voters nullified their primary votes by turning in ballots for both parties

Florida: Supervisor of elections office announces polling location changes | Some Okaloosa Co. voters to see polling place changes ahead of election season

Georgia: John Barrow campaigns in Moultrie for secretary of state's office | Gwinnett argues minority voting concerns are taking care of themselves

Hawaii: Voting machines tested ahead of primary | Pahoa polling place designated for primary | Polling place to open in Pahoa on election day | Ballot machines tests, preparations underway for primary election | Residents affected by Kilauea can register and vote at Pahoa Community Center

Iowa: Court motion seeks to block portions of voter ID before November | Challengers of Iowa voter ID law advance case

Kansas: Johnson Co. election officials busy preparing for primary | After Kobach's controversies, secretary of state candidates stress competence

Kentucky: DOJ announces settlement with Kentucky

Maryland: SBOE and MVA reach agreement on number of voters whose information wasn't transferred on time: 83,493 | Brochin to call for recount after 9-vote loss in primary

Massachusetts: Boston officials to discuss giving legal non-US citizens voting rights

Michigan: Secretary of state candidate on mission to make state model for elections | Race to replace Karen Spranger gets heated

Missouri: Senate Bill 592 changes the way Missourians vote

New Hampshire: Secretary of state candidate launches campaign website

New Mexico: GOP taps candidate for secretary of state after primary winner drops out

North Carolina: Voter ID: November referendum likely won't be last word

North Dakota: Backers of ND citizen voting measure submit signatures

Ohio: County expects state funding

Oklahoma: Recount underway | The number of runoffs statewide may be unprecedented |

Tennessee: County Dems, NAACP sue to open early voting sites | Honor service members through early voting

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections officials now say early voting to start July 14 | Early voting pushed to July 14

Virginia: Fairfax electoral board taps new registrar from within staff ranks

Washington: With Russian hacking fresh in mind, Washington state beefs up elections cybersecurity

Wisconsin: Dane Co. Clerk: Moving students should vote with old address for primary

Wyoming: Early voting begins

Friday, 06 July 2018

Thursday, 05 July 2018

July 4-5, 2018

National News: Intel Dem worried that Russia 'never left' | Ahead of midterms, states scrambling to fend off cyberattacks | Marc Brownstein announces HeadCount's new 'Cannabis Voter Project'| How Justice Kennedy's successor could play a role in voting rights

Alabama: Probate judge office conducts voter registration/photo ID drive | Five years since Shelby v. Holder: Alabama's elected officials reiterate arguments about voting rights

Arizona: Secretary of state candidate: Vote fraud must be Arizona's priority | Lawsuit seeks to remove 'ballot harvesting' ban

Arkansas: Craighead Co. receives new voting machines | County accepts offer to pay $440K for voting machines

California: Report warns SF's open-source voting effort mired in indecision

Delaware: BOE to get $2M from state

Guam: US territories' voting rights an 'uphill battle'

Hawaii: ACLU demands polling place for Pahoa voters

Indiana: Secretary of state seeks comments on voting precinct consolidation

Kansas: After trial loss, Kobach won't represent himself during appeal

Maryland: Hogan: IT official out after computer snafu involving voter records | Why election officials in Md. county held a closed-door meeting on July 4 | Vote-counting to resume Thursday in Baltimore Co.

Massachusetts: City clerk looks back as retirement beckons

Michigan: Voters at Webster School changing polling place for August

Nevada: No races affected after missing votes discovered in Mineral Co.

New Hampshire: Burst pipe damages City Hall, soaks basement archive

New Mexico: Libertarians pay for recount in governor primary

New York: Real estate consultant pleads guilty to voter fraud scheme | Concerns emerge over sex offenders voting at schools

North Carolina: WSSU to regain early voting?

North Dakota: ND Native voters urge 8th Circuit to keep block on voter ID law

Ohio: Elections board busy year round | Veteran poll worker honored | Akron, 6 Summit Co. cities consider moving September primary to May | A major change may be on the way for Summit Co.'s local primary elections

Pennsylvania: Independent panel to look for ways to protect Pa.'s voting system | Cambria Co. board wants to consolidate voting precincts

Tennessee: Tennessee's election site not allowing naturalized citizens to register online

U.S. Virgin Islands: VI government weighs in on voting rights case

Washington: Counties aren't gonna take it any more

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

July 3, 2018

(Editor’s Note: Due to the 4th of July holiday, electionlineToday will not publish on Wednesday, July 4th. We’ll be back on the 5th, but it may be a bit later than normal.)

Alabama: The effort to monitor absentee voting in Wilcox Co. continues

California: Sonoma Co. among last in state to finalize election results

Colorado: Secretary of state challenger looks ahead to November

District of Columbia: DC teenager advocate for voting rights

Florida: Florida elections supervisors urged to take federal help on security | Rubio, Nelson urge election officials to seek help

Georgia: Ga. election may be voided after voters were given wrong ballots

Illinois: League of Women Voters Naperville wins national award | Automatic voter registration at DMV begins

Indiana: Indiana requests federal funds for election security improvements | Task of consolidating Lake Co. election precincts falls to secretary of state

Kansas: Kansas might be billed for expense of voter registration suit | Secretary of state candidate running on experience

Louisiana: Secretary of state encourages voter registration

Maryland: A MoCo primary race still isn't over--and might not be for weeks

Massachusetts: Supreme Judicial Court upholds Massachusetts' 20-day voter registration deadline | SJC upholds 20-day voter registration deadline| Zakim talks Mass. secretary of state bid, voting rights

Michigan: Michigan secretary of state candidate statements

Minnesota: How five cities automated their way out of a shared biennial headache | Officials are hopeful changes, funding will protect upcoming elections

Missouri: Missouri's Ashcroft discusses election security | Voter registration packs ready for churches

Nevada: Ballots mailed to Clark Co. voters for redo election

New Mexico: County clerk's office seeks feedback on voter participation

New York: Connections: How to improve access to voting

North Carolina: County elections office on the move

Ohio: Voter registration mailings are on their way to Allen Co. residents

Tennessee: Preparing for the election

Utah: Federal judge sides with San Juan Co., says it's bee 'pretty vigorous' in implementing new voter boundaries

West Virginia: West Virginia county to get new voting machines

Monday, 02 July 2018

June 30-July 2, 2018

National News: Voting rights debate moves from statehouses to ballot boxes | Rockefeller names director of democracy building

Arkansas: JPs accept offer on new vote gear

Colorado: How does the clerk and recorder handle counting votes in her own election?

Delaware: Newark, Delaware, where some people can vote more than once | Early voting proposal fails  

Florida: Counties fault Rick Scott's staff over voting money conditions | Tampa city council supports felon voting rights measure | Preparing for the 2018 midterm elections

Georgia: Catoosa Co. agrees to oversee Ringgold elections, discusses election day kinks | Younger voters boost rolls in Floyd, early voting starts today

Guam: Guam voting rights case gets support from USVI, constitutional scholars

Illinois: County GOP joins effort to end Bloomington Election Commission

Indiana: Election security concerns has one local board setting protocols for county's voting equipment | Clerks to bolster voter security efforts

Iowa: About 1 percent of Dubuque Co. voters lacked valid ID | Supervisors, auditors discuss election needs

Kansas: Voting rights reviewed during program

Kentucky: Successful write-in candidates rare in Hardin Co.

Louisiana: Pollster: Candidates should keep in mind secretary of state race draws little interest

Maine: Ranked-choice and the instant-runoff tradition in small Maine towns

Maryland: 'Razor thin election' playing out in MoCO

Massachusetts: New Salem city clerk looks to future | Peabody city clerk announces retirement

Michigan: Outgoing ACLU chief pushes ballot-access proposal | Wexford Co. hosts election training for city, township clerks | Farmington, Hills use new verity voting system

Minnesota: Hennepin Co. board hears good news on cybersecurity for upcoming election

New Mexico: BernCo planning to use mobile polling unit for general election

New York: One charter school network's positive impact on registration and voting | Jeanne O'Rourke retires from Suffolk BOE

North Carolina: Voter ID amendment goes to voters | Elections board notifies governor's mansion: Update your voter registration

North Dakota: Jaeger OK after minor accident during Roughrider Days Parade

Ohio: Voting machine bill goes to Kasich | Elections board fixing congressional boundaries after mix-up in primary | More than 2K Franklin Co. voters were assigned to the wrong precinct

Tennessee: Work continues for big election in Shelby Co. | Election commission to open three early voting sites in compromise | Early voting changes in Shelby Co. spark concerns

Texas: The high cost of the District 27 Congressional special election