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Friday, 22 September 2017

September 22, 2017

National News: Group urges Senate to probe DOJ link WH election panel

Colorado: Precinct boundaries changing in New Castle and Carbondale

Florida: Voting center named in honor of Ion Sancho | Early voting resumes Thursday; election Oct. 3

Georgia: 14 canvassers now at center of Ga. voter fraud probe

Idaho: Ada elections official gives advice after identity stolen

Illinois: Polling places to be moved out of 157-C schools effective with March 2018 primary | Student voter registration exceeds 96 percent | Lake Co. honored for 'Vote Like a Couch Potato' campaign

Indiana: County council OKs voting machine upgrades

Kansas: Edwards Co. website aimed at voters

Massachusetts: New this election, high schools students as poll workers | How much will the Stoughton recall election cost?

Michigan: Local officials responsible for bill removing confusing iconography from ballots

Minnesota: Early ranked choice voting starts Friday

Mississippi: Southside voting location approved by board of supervisors

Missouri: Aging election equipment comes with estimated $1m replacement price tag

Montana: Missoula Co. has big plans for NVRD

Nebraska: Gale tells panel 'no' on voters' records

New Hampshire: Voter lawsuit gets new date

New Mexico: NM Supreme Court rejects petition to force RCV in March | County takes part in NVRD

North Carolina: Elections department keeps working, despite little excitement

Ohio: Dorothy Pelanda wants to fight voter fraud but make voting easier | Court upholds ballot access changes for 3rd parties

Pennsylvania: Philly Official: State should immediately identify immigrants improperly registered to vote

Utah: Former Weber Co. clerk remembered for 'tireless public service'

Virginia: In statewide push, Jesse Jackson presses case for voter registration

Washington: Effort afoot to bring ranked choice voting to Seattle

Thursday, 21 September 2017

September 21, 2017

National News: Duckworth champions voting rights expansion amid attacks on right to vote | Sen. Jack Reed: Let's move Election Day to the weekend | ACLU moves from defense to offense | Democratic Senate panel hits election commission | Voter fraud? Presidential nominee looks as if he cast an illegal ballot | West Coast states eye early presidential primaries

California: California's top elections official talks 2018 voting

Colorado: Williams speaks on voter integrity | Only 531 of the 6,648 voters who unregistered since June have come back on the rolls

Florida: Nonprofit group files records request for info about Florida online voter registration | Local officials to dedicate new voting operations center honoring Ion Sancho

Georgia: Minority voter registration drive could end up in court | Georgia AG gets 53 forms in fraud probe

Guam: GEC head: Streamline voter registration

Kansas: ACLU to launch voting rights project next month in Lawrence | Schwab focused on executing if elected secretary of state

Massachusetts: Brockton election chief 'depressed' by low voter turnout

Michigan: Voter registration drive questioned by Adrian city commission candidate

Minnesota: Andy Cilek's quixotic fight against Minnesota's voting dress code

Mississippi: Students cast ballots for homecoming court, register to vote

Montana: Three ballots mentioned in Stapleton letter much to do about nothing, BSB officials say | UM law professor talks recent voter fraud allegations

New Hampshire: Secretary of state's website updated to reflect SB3 changes

New York: Lawmaker to city BOE: Follow the law

North Carolina: Judicial Nominee: I'll follow NC voter ID ruling

Ohio: BOE has changed some polling sites

Pennsylvania: City Commissioner: PennDOT glitch let non-citizens vote in Philly

Rhode Island: Bill approved to establish post-election audit program

South Carolina: Darling County council approves additional building for elections office

Virginia: Voting machines to be replaced due to security woes

West Virginia: New e-poll books this fall for Washington Co.

Wisconsin: Sauk Co. board approves recommendation for nonpartisan redistricting process

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

September 20, 2017

National News: Paper ballots are back in vogue thanks to Russian hacking fears | Kobach defends use of private email

Alaska: Early voting brisk for municipal election

Arizona: Constituents weigh in on voting precinct plan

California: Madera Co. voting system set for demonstrations | Secretary of state urges Nevada Co.'s youth to register to vote

Florida: Wall of Honor unveiled at Supervisor of Elections office | Special election date debated

Illinois: City of Chicago board of election commissioners met Aug. 8

Indiana: Election board member named in lawsuit steps down

Iowa: Groups express concern about rules for Iowa's voter ID law

Kansas: Judges question challenge to voting machines, but case could change state law| Election privacy screens prompt concern

Maryland: Annapolis primary: A glitch here, a glitch there

Michigan: Training offered to help those with disabilities vote | Land to run for secretary of state | 2018 race for secretary of state getting crowded

Mississippi: Forrest Co. election commissioner resigns

Missouri: Kander is on a travel pace rivaling a candidate for a certain national office

Nebraska: Secretary of state will hold data until commission answers questions

New York: NY to alert voters on ballot question

Ohio: Several polling changes dot Richland Co. landscape

Oregon: No fraudulent ballots originated in Central Oregon

Rhode Island: Audit bill approved during special session | House OKs bill to empower BOE to conduct post-election audits

Texas: Denton Co. first in country to unveil new voting equipment

Virginia: Tazewell Co. receiving new voting machines ahead of election | Bath Co. races to get new voting machines

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

September 19, 2017

National News: Election commission draws criticism for use of private emails | Commissioner calls for voter fraud hard-liner's resignation | Obama election commission chair: New fraud panel a 'calamitous failure'

Arizona: Voters may now sign candidate nomination petitions online

Colorado: Sen. Bennet calls for investigation of election integrity panel

Florida: Lee Co. elections postponed again, this time to Oct. 3

Georgia: ACLU demanding changes from secretary of state's office

Indiana: Porter Co. looking to replace manual voting with new electronic equipment

Kansas: Does your vote count? Appeals court hears voting-machine case | Appeals Court to hear Kansas voting audit case | Is Kobach a private citizens on presidential commission? Question will test transparency law

Louisiana: Lafayette Parish early voting location questioned regarding accessibility

Maryland: Maryland election security in doubt after hearing

Massachusetts: New voting machines coming to town | Voting machines tested and ready for Holyoke election

Michigan: MSU joins Big 10 voting challenge | Snyder signs election bill into law

Mississippi: Forrest Co. election commissioner resigns

Nevada: Assemblyman Nelson Araujo enters race for secretary of state

New York: City council runner-up charges election day 'misconduct' in the Bronx

North Carolina: Startup Profile: EasyVote Solutions, seeking to improve how local, state elections are run

Ohio: Parties in lawsuit call OH purges voter suppression

Pennsylvania: Bucks Co. BOE removes more than 15K inactive voters from rolls

Tennessee: Williamson Co. election commission encourages students to register

Texas: Vote centers approved for November elections | ABC13 partners with Univision for 5th annual voter registration drive

Virginia: Grayson Co. gets new voting machines ready | Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks in Lynchburg to encourage voter registration

Washington: Wyman pushes for earlier presidential primary

Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin joins Big Ten Voter Challenge

Monday, 18 September 2017

September 16-18, 2017

National News: President's voter fraud commission proves a magnet for controversy | Residents of US territories ask court to expand voting rights | Experts say use of private email by election commission isn't legal

Alabama: Merrill says cross over voting law will be enforced

California: Lawmakers approve presidential primary in March

Colorado: 10 people in Colorado may have cast two ballots in 2016

Florida: Scott grants additional postponement of elections | Primary election rescheduled to Oct. 3

Georgia: State: County cannot remove voters from registration

Hawaii: Some voters concerned about records sent to election commission

Illinois: New citizens look forward to voting | Special committee approves guidelines to audit Saline Co. clerk

Maryland: College Park vote on noncitizen voting rights was insufficient, city says

Massachusetts: Brockton elections commission foresees low turnout Tuesday

Michigan: New voting machines being installed in Delta Co. | Oakland Co. voters test new voting machines  

Mississippi: State has halted use of Russian software in election systems

Missouri: ACLU lawsuit against Missouri's ID law continues

Nevada: Secretary of state race for 2018 takes an unexpected turn

New Hampshire: Kander calls NH 'ground zero' for voting rights fight | Lawsuit challenges absentee ballot signature process in NH

New Jersey: Rutgers joins Big Ten effort to boost student voter turnout

New Mexico: City attorney argues Santa Fe not prepared for new voting system

New York: New law allows split shifts for elections workers

North Carolina: Still no early voting plan for Watauga

North Dakota: Diversion agreement reached in rare ND voter fraud case

Ohio: LaRose makes case for secretary of state | LWV, Girl Scouts team up for 'VOTER Girl' project

Oregon: 54 cases of potential voter fraud discovered in Oregon | Clatsop Co. hires new clerk

Pennsylvania: Big Ten Voting Challenge aims to boost student voter turnout across the country

Rhode Island: House expects to consider bill allowing audits of ballots

Vermont: Donovan, Condos lead forum on federal versus states' rights

Virginia: Charlottesville tests out new voting machines | Grayson prepares for new voting machines | Some counties scrounging for cash to buy voting machines | Va. Democrats call for vice chairwoman to SBOE to resign in wake of remarks

Washington: Four cases of potential voter fraud in Kitsap Co. | Survey identifies two possible cases of voter fraud in Yakima Co. | Eight in county may have voted twice

Wisconsin: Warrant issued in Douglas Co. election fraud case

Friday, 15 September 2017

September 15, 2017

National News: How 'drop-off' voters differ from consistent voters and nonvoters | Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam | Correction: Voting commission-state response story

Arizona: Maricopa Co. takes extreme measures to protect voting systems

California: New voting system set for public demonstration | Board of supervisors approve new election model

Florida: Irma no obstacle to election. Early voting starts Saturday

Kentucky: Boyd Co. splits 2 precincts

Maine: Judge dismisses Maine inmate's lawsuit alleging denial of voting rights

Maryland: College Park residents are divided on allowing noncitizens to vote

Massachusetts: Norwell approves new voting machines for special election | Early voting not an option in this year's local elections

Michigan: Local cities gear up for election with help from residents | Delta Co. gets new vote tabulating equipment | Alumni continue waging selfie battle

Mississippi: Spruill files appeal with MS Supreme Court in election contest

Montana: Secretary of state denies voter fraud claims | Secretary of state dings media for 'incorrectly' saying he made claims of voter fraud

Nevada: Oscar Delgado won't run for secretary of state

New Hampshire: ACLU talks voter suppression after panel meets in NH | Judge's ruling on voting law sets stage for deep, lengthy review of new ID requirements | Despite court order, controversy over new voting law continues

New Mexico: Ranked choice supporters want to weigh in on court case

New York: Assemblyman proposes to broaden voting rules to boost turnout | De Blasio says it's time to rethink BOE model

Ohio: Seven indicted for illegally registering to vote in Franklin Co.

Tennessee: Voting Rocks meant to encourage young Shelby Co. voters | BMA delays vote on request to combine Rogersville 'inside' voting precincts

U.S. Virgin Islands: DOJ argues for rollback of voting rights in USVI

Utah: Suit over vote-by-mail in San Juan Co. is heading to trial

Vermont: Condos on election commission, same-day voter registration

Virginia: Five Southwest Va. localities forced to scrap touchscreen voting machines | Jesse Jackson implores UVA students to push for automatic voter registration

West Virginia: Secretary of state calls for election cyber vigilance

Thursday, 14 September 2017

September 14, 2017

Arizona: Lisa Marra appointed director of elections

California: Padilla involves school districts in pre-registration initiative with online toolkit

Connecticut: City to hold recounts in four primaries

Delaware: Delaware to send bids for new voting equipment

Guam: Federal court to hear case on territorial rights

Illinois: GOP candidate announces for county clerk

Kentucky: High school seniors optimistic about future turnout of young voters

Maine: Dunlap blasts head of election integrity commission

Maryland: Legislators consider improving Maryland election security | Non-citizens can now vote in College Park

Michigan: Despite snafu by clerks, four communities will get candidates on ballots after all | Fix will fill empty ballots after election clerk errors

Montana: Montana SoS to provide more information on voter fraud claims

New Hampshire: ACLU talks voter suppression on heels of commission meeting | NH as voting rights battleground | Kobach walks back NH voter fraud 'proof' claim

New York: Tuesday's election mistake can't be fixed, board says | Cuomo signs election inspector bill

Ohio: Elections board says it overcame computer malfunction

Oklahoma: Tulsa Co. BOE facing serious shortage of poll workers

Oregon: Oregon elections chief wants earlier presidential primary

Texas: Report: Few high schools in Texas comply with voter registration law | it's law to help high school students to register to vote. Why isn't it happening? | Divided high court blocks orders to redraw Texas election maps

Utah: Voting rights lawsuit over Navajo voting rights to advance to trial

Vermont: Condos celebrates National Voter Registration Month

Virginia: Why does Virginia hold elections in off-off years? | Gloucester to roll out new voting machines on Election Day | Surry voting machines to go | FC council votes to replace voting machines

Washington: More ballot drop boxes coming to Yakima Co.

West Virginia: Elections complaint filed over Justice's pro-road bond remarks to county clerks

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

September 13, 2017

National News: Probate judge: Election integrity group should look to expand, not limit, voting rights | After 2016, some states return to paper ballots | Voter fraud commission clashes over NH voter fraud claims | Election commission's data problem | Fact check: Kris Kobach's bogus 'proof' of voter fraud | More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data | Election panel vice-chair: Group may not recommend changes | New guidelines for hack-proof elections get a key vote of approval | Democrats on voter fraud panel join those criticizing it | Voter fraud panel strikes civil tone in NH | Heritage lamented Dems, moderates on voter fraud panel | How states are handling voter information request | Tension and protests mark voting commission meeting

Alabama: Probate judge: Election integrity group should look to expand, not limit, voting rights | Lauderdale hires election worker

California: Judge tosses Hmong voters' claims against Siskiyou Co. | California may move its primary

Colorado: El Paso Co. woman pleads guilty to voter fraud

Louisiana: Leopold appoint to parish BOE supervisors

Maryland: College Park to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections | Fewer than 2K voters hit polls in first 8 hours of voting in Frederick primary

Missouri: Missouri voting rights advocates take on election commission | Cape Girardeau Co. clerk's office hosting 'I Voted' sticker design contest for high schoolers

Montana: Record number of ballots

New Hampshire: At voter panel meeting, Gardner takes aim at vice-chair's claims of NH fraud | Gardner to Kobach: Election was real and valid | Belmont, Laconia hold first election under new SB3 voting law | Judge allows SB3 to go forward, but block penalties | First election under SB3 goes smoothly

New York: Smattering of voting snafus reported during low-turnout primary | Lawmaker says BOE is 'willfully ignoring the law' | Poll problems plague some Albany voters | 'Where do we go?' Voters face delays, confusion at city polling sites

Tennessee: Election commission calls special meeting to discuss proposed precinct changes

Texas: Randall Co. debuts new voting system | SCOTUS blocks redrawing Texas voting maps

Utah: County my vote will fix plurality issue with runoff election

Vermont: Condos says election integrity commission has 'nefarious' agenda

Virginia: Chesapeake City Council approves more than $700K for new voting machines | Missing computer prompts Charlottesville elections office change

Wisconsin: Chetek man charged with voting twice in presidential election

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

September 12, 2017

National News: Voter fraud panel remains lightning rod | President's voter commission meets amid concerns about mission | Data breaches like Equifax could make it cheap, easy to alter voter registrations | California and New York push to lower voting age | WH panel will meet Tuesday without vocal skeptic of voter fraud | Voting commission embroiled in new controversy ahead of next meeting | A background check before voting? Kobach-led commission will consider proposal

Alabama: Gov. Kay Ivey extends voter registration deadline by one day

Kentucky: Daviess clerk's audit cites waste

Maryland: City election board chairman resigns on eve of primary

Massachusetts: Weymouth gets new voting machines

Michigan: New city clerk is Michigan grad, family friends with former fired clerk | Macomb Co. clerk makes admissions, but denies she lied

Mississippi: Only 12 voter precincts open for special election | Some Oktibbeha voters could shift to avoid split ballots

New Hampshire: Judge weighing whether to block new voting ID, registration law from taking effect | Senate Bill 3 gets its first test Tuesday | Outside groups target NH as key battleground in fight over voting rights | On eve of voter commission hearing in NH, Gardner in middle of partisan divide | Judge to rule on election law change in advance of special election

New York: It's primary day! Meet one of NYC's 30K poll workers | Poll sites change for more than 200K NYC voters

North Carolina: No Irma? No problem. Polls open for primaries

North Dakota: Voter fraud case ongoing in Burke Co.

Ohio: E-poll books to see citywide use in Cleveland's primary | More counties switching to paper ballots | Man pleads guilty to illegal voting in November election | Lucas Co. BOE reports increase in early voter turnout

Oregon: Voter fraud in Oregon? Gladstone councilors receiving scrutiny

Texas: Commissioners approve items for November elections

Virginia: Registrars work to replace decertified voting machines | Tazewell Co. getting new voting machines | Valley stays ahead of voting regulations

Washington: Walla Walla city council seeks residents' input on elections change

West Virginia: Justice says he's counting on election workers for road bond vote

Monday, 11 September 2017

September 9-11, 2017

National News: Documents released for Tuesday's election commission meeting | Is low-tech the answer to election security? | Kobach-lead federal voter commission prepares for 'first substantively significant' meeting | Democrat to stay on WH voter panel despite calls to leave | Election commission faces public record violation claims | Voter fraud panel, no stranger to controversy, creates another one

Arizona: Reagan unveils real-time voter registration information tool

Arkansas: City, county officials debate purchasing new voting machines

California: West Valley teens travel to Sacramento to advocate for lowering the voting age

Kansas: Idea could make voting easier, but faces Kobach opposition | Official: FBI has not contacted Kansas elections office

Louisiana: Voting precincts to remain unchanged

Maryland: Greenbelt could lower voting age to 16 for local elections | As tragedy struck, Frederick city residents voted during 'surreal' city primary on 9/11

Mississippi: Supervisors, election commissioners look to consolidate voting precincts

New Hampshire: Election integrity commission members accuse NH voters of fraud | Gardner: Attacks obscure voter facts | NH senators say voter fraud panel is using state data to mislead the public | Senators want secretary of state to leave election commission | Gardner rejects calls to resign

New York: County Exec.: Probe needed of 500+ last-minute voter registrations | Do homeless people vote? | Officials push for NYC students to get second day off for an election | Concord HS, Parkview Apartments won't be polling sites

North Carolina: Misleading mailer causes confusion among Craven Co. voters | Court ruling saves early voting in Pitt | Court order lets Cumberland BOE do its job | Durham and state election officials object to NY Times story about Russian hacking

North Dakota: ND won't give voter data to WH panel

Ohio: Democratic elections officials blast own party for 'political theatre' around unlocked voting building | Elections staff updates checklist

Oklahoma: Special election could cost $600K

Oregon: Feds come up with $500 for statewide voter info list

Texas: Appeals court asked to block voter ID law | Texas' losing streak on voter-rights decisions could complicate 2018 primaries

Virginia: Virginia scraps touch-screen voting machines as election looms | Virginia bans touch-screen voting machines over hacking concerns