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Friday, 20 April 2018

April 20, 2018

National News: First-of-its-kind forum on election security gathers state, local officials with feds | Centrify gives states a deal on identity management software to secure midterm elections | Elections officials explore security options

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election commission spreading word on new vote centers

California: Judge orders Napa Co. Grand Jury transcripts in Tuteur case to be made public

Connecticut: Long road ahead for early voting, despite House approval | Bill that would allow early voting passes house

Florida: Florida lawmakers question election security

Georgia: Hall's new election director has experience in Spanish-language materials

Idaho: Jefferson Co. voters shifted to new precincts | Ada Co. election official monitors Azerbaijan presidential vote

Illinois: Kane Co. clerk wants disbanding Aurora Election Commission's money

Kansas: KS GOP chairman drops out of race for secretary of state | Kobach to appeal contempt ruling; secretary of state hit with fresh ethics complaints

Kentucky: Voting machines have the seal of approval for primary | KY election officials given cybersecurity training | Grimes says election threats warrant new security

Michigan: Local clerks say they're ready for the Russians

Nebraska: Two Republicans seek to be next secretary of state

Nevada: Clerk to bill districts for elections

New Jersey: State working to bolster cybersecurity of NJ election systems | Paterson sees a flood of mail-in ballots sparking fear of election fraud

New York: Akwesasne election board looking at using electronic voting machines | LeFrak tenants take to the steps of City Hall

North Dakota: ND fights part of voter ID ruling amid appeal

Ohio: Feds may help county protect voting system | Need for poll workers increases as primary gets closer

Pennsylvania: Election directors statewide call for reform in light of machine mandate

South Carolina: Former bank now place to go for voter registration | LWV to unveil 'one-stop shop' online

Texas: Starr Co. election fraud dispute heats up

U.S. Virgin Islands: Trial in elections board lawsuit set to begin Monday

Thursday, 19 April 2018

April 19, 2018

National News: Here's how hackers could cause chaos in this year's US midterms | Reducing voters' paperwork might expand the voter rolls | Automatic voter reg could have big impact by 2020

Alaska: Anchorage officials certify vote by mail election

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election commission spreading word on new vote centers | Move on to allow 17-year-olds to vote in Arkansas

California: Shasta Co. clerks' open house for new voting equipment | Voter turnout was abysmal in the Long Beach election. Why? Lots of theories, few solutions | Sacramento must provide Hmong ballots

Colorado: Montezuma Co. prepares for primaries with unaffiliated voters

Florida: Rubio's red alert: Florida election officials 'overconfident' about security threat | Scott has made enemies over voting rights during the last eight years | Packed Florida ballot could bring long lines on Election Day | Officials collect ballots and equipment for manual audit

Georgia: Little known Ga. law allows students to register to vote at school

Illinois: Voting behind bars

Indiana: More voting centers in Indiana

Kansas: Judge blisters Kobach in voter ID case | Federal judge finds Kobach in contempt of court in voting rights case

Kentucky: State BOE welcomes new members | Electronic tablets slated for use at polling places

Maine: Secretary of state proceeds with plans for ranked choice voting

Minnesota: Cass Co. board approves $250K for new voting equipment | Cambridge to use electronic poll books during 2018 election season

Missouri: Missouri accused of violating federal voter registration laws

Nebraska: Evnen, Perrell facing off for secretary of state

New York: Voters demand special election | Cuomo plans to restore voting rights to paroled felons

North Carolina: Shortage of voting machines in Lancaster Co. | Lawyers: Accusations against challenged voters are not libel

Ohio: County election board ready for primary

South Carolina: Orangeburg Co. election office moves to old bank

Virginia: Halifax BOC approves voting equipment purchase | Va. to hold high school voter registration drives

Wisconsin: Elections commission wants to use $7M to beef up cybersecurity

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

April 18, 2018

National News: US Homeland Security chief on potential Russian voting hack | DHS chief issues stern warning to Russia, others on election meddling, cyber attacks | Students have been marching, but will they vote in November

Alaska: Anchorage assembly looks at vote-by-mail

California: Padilla kicks off High School Voter Education Week

Colorado: Butler Co. BOE member stepping down

Florida: NAACP wants 'tone deaf' Scott to end 'posturing' on voting rights | Victor Torres leads effort demanding Spanish materials in Fla. elections offices

Georgia: How to hack elections on Ga.'s voting machines

Indiana: Inmate voter registration causing concern in Harrison Co. | Lake Co. voting sites finalized

Kentucky: County's low voter turnout discussed at panel

Louisiana: House rejects voting rights for those on probation, parole

Maine: Ranked-choice will be used for June primaries | Courts: Ranked-choice voting will be used in primary elections | Maine senators involved in efforts to boost election security

Michigan: Spranger appeals her removal from office

Minnesota: St. Louis Park votes to adopt ranked choice voting

Mississippi: Mississippi sending election reminders to military members | Hosemann on cyber attacks and federal involvement in MS elections

Missouri: Mo. sued for alleged voter registration law violation

Montana: Gallatin Co. clerk and recorder's office gets approval for new election clerk

Nebraska: Secretary of state counts election security as highest priority

New Jersey: Gov. signs AVR bill

New York: Assembly renews push for early voting, easy registration | LeFrak City residents rally at City Hall as battle over relocating polling site continues

Ohio: State funding could mean new voting machines for county | Church wants to raise polling place fee for Belmont Co. BOE

Pennsylvania: Pa. plots strategy for election security funds

Texas: N. Texas woman convicted of voter fraud: 'I had no idea I couldn't vote'

Utah: New Utah law allows 17-year-olds to vote in primary election

Virginia: Va. to hold voter registration drives

Washington: Cutting the ribbon on Duval ballot drop box

West Virginia: Kanawha Co. tests new voting equipment | Kanawha Co. commission raises poll worker pay

Wisconsin: Elections officials look to use $7M to address immediate security concerns

Wyoming: Survey: Confidence high in Wyoming elections

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

April 17, 2018

National News: Blockchain is coming to an election near you, but don't expect it to be perfect | Senators, state officials to meet on election cybersecurity bill | After Parkland, youth activism not showing up in voter registration numbers

Alabama: Johnson announces candidacy for secretary of state

California: Ranked-choice voting could come into play in SF mayor's race | Teen voters targeted with technology and driver's licenses

Colorado: Pueblo council raises concerns about hosting mayoral election

Connecticut: State coming up with ways to spend $5.1M to prevent election tampering | Student voter turnout on the rise | Elections cybersecurity task force to meet for first time

District of Columbia: Washington, DC may let 16-year-olds vote

Florida: Scott, Cabinet seek to delay court order on felons' voting rights |Youth activism not showing up in Fla. voter reg numbers

Georgia: Pilot program to speed voter check-in | Kemp on voter suppression concerns during his tenure

Illinois: LaSalle Co. voting system sound | Two Chicago civic innovators have been chosen to serve as Obama Fellows in the inaugural class

Indiana: Election workers needed in St. Joseph Co. | County preps for first vote center election

Maine: 'One man, one vote' among legal concerns facing ranked-choice | Maine getting up to $3.5M for election security

Maryland: Maryland pounces on federal funding for election cybersecurity

Michigan: OVR bill moves to House

Mississippi: Mississippi seeks to merge 2 voting rights suits | Lawsuit seeks to have ex-felons rights restored

Nevada: Voters face new sign-in device

New Jersey: A lot more people in NJ will be registered to vote soon. Here's why

North Dakota: Cass Co. commissioners vote to keep voting hours the same

Ohio: Portage hopes for voting machine reimbursement | Rep. gives voters incorrect information about mail-in ballots during robo call | Polling places moved from schools over security concerns

Oregon: Secretary of state touts transparent elections

Pennsylvania: State pushes counties to replace voting machines | Pa. will receive funding to upgrade voting machines, but will it be enough? | Philly won't have new voting machines in place for 2020, commissioner says | Luzerne Co. officials commend high school voter registration count

Virginia: Polling site called inadequate

Wisconsin: Walker denies AG's claim voter ID law won 2016 election

Monday, 16 April 2018

April 14-16, 2018

National News: Counties test driving tech-driving voting

Arkansas: Pulaski hoping to have e-poll books in May

California: Tens of thousands of votes are in danger of not being counted in California's biggest races in June

Colorado: Gradisar wants city to run mayor election

Connecticut: Connecticut receives $5.1M grant to secure elections

Florida: Retired NFL star working to restore voting rights | Felons' lawyers chide state on rights restoration fight | Lengthy ballot could suppress voter turnout

Georgia: Public review of new Ga. voting system launches | Voting in this year's Macon special election? You'll need to move up the date on your calendar

Guam: GEC closed-door meeting fuels questions

Hawaii: Voting may one day be done through an app on your phone

Illinois: Are Illinois voting systems still vulnerable? | County clerks hope election funds will support new equipment | Peoria Co. election commission is moving | Bill to allow prisoners to vote | Conroy advances bill consolidating DuPage election commission

Indiana: May 8 primary will be first with vote centers in Putnam County | Plenty of places to vote early in Hamilton Co. In Marion, not so much

Louisiana: Court: La. can deny vote to felons on parole

Maine: Senator King weighs in on ranked-choice voting | Comment from ranked-choice hearing underscores legal concern | Maine getting election security funding | Ranked-choice vote likely headed for legal challenges | Maine SC comment clouds windows into ranked-choice voting's future

Michigan: Isanti Co. approves new election equipment

Montana: County to consider hiring election clerk | Butte-Silver Bow wants you

New Hampshire: Van Ostern bids for secretary of state post

New Jersey: Roxbury officials say moving polling places out of schools may be difficult

New York: Local election officials say voting is secure | Essex Co. loses electronic-ballot case | Nassau elections board goes over salary budget

North Carolina: Geauga Co. elections board makes some changes to polling places | Wake legislative districts won't change last minute before primaries | State appoints local BOEs | Paper ballots coming for early voting in Forsyth Co.

Ohio: BOE eyeing new voting machines | Bullet fired through BOE office window | Polling places moved from schools over safety concerns

Pennsylvania: Questions hang over order to change voting systems | County will have to find 'means' to purchase new voting equipment | As primary, voter registration near, polling places change

South Carolina: Teens sought to work at the polls

Texas: Judge sends Kaufman Co. race to special election | County welcomes new election administrator

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint elections board chairwoman resigns | Elections board chair resigns, way forward uncertain | Government sues to enforce single elections board law | Drama, again, at board of elections

Utah: Utah Co. GOP delegates oust sitting county clerk

Vermont: Condos holds forum on election cybersecurity | Amid national focus on election security, town clerks have few concerns

Washington: Wyman prepared to protect elections

West Virginia: New law requires voters to show some form of ID | County clerk clears up potential sample ballot confusion

Wisconsin: AG suggests state's voter ID law helped president win election | Wisconsin voter ID law irks longtime voters: Report

Friday, 13 April 2018

April 13, 2018

National News: Most jurisdictions satisfied with voting machines, GAO finds | Departed HHS CISO lands at voting technology vendor as security lead | Former voter fraud commission member sued over voter fraud claims

Arizona: Maricopa Co. approves $4M for new election technology

California: Sonoma Co. previews high-tech voting systems | Settlement results in greater access for voters

Florida: Lengthy November ballot could lead to long lines at voter booth

Georgia: Macon-Bibb BOE special meeting set for Friday

Guam: GEC tackles election-related concern behind closed doors

Illinois: Lawmakers move on effort to expand voting from jail

Kentucky: Clerks respond to electronic poll books | Voting assistance officers complete training

Maine: Supreme Court hears arguments on ranked choice voting | Skeptical high court hears arguments on blocking ranked-choice voting in Maine primaries

Michigan: New voting technology arrives in Grand Traverse Co.

New Jersey: This law is blocking African Americans from voting in shocking numbers | Lawmakers approve AVR | Republicans claim 'motor voter' bill will increase fraud | Changes to Warren polling places announced

New York: Court: FOIL makes ballots viewable

Ohio: Blind woman helps guide successful voting-rights lawsuit | Senate OKs $15M to help counties replace aging voting machines

Pennsylvania: New Luzerne Co. voting machines mandated by state as part of move to paper trail systems | Pa. says counties must have new voting machines-with paper trails-for next presidential election |Berks Co. to get federal help updating voting machines | These parents will fight to shut Pa. schools to voters

U.S. Virgin Islands: Government sues elections board

Virginia: Former voter fraud commission member sued over voter fraud claims

West Virginia: For 1st time, state law will require voter ID checks in WV May primary | Officials sharing election, voter information

Wisconsin: Rollercoaster recount ends

Thursday, 12 April 2018

April 12, 2018

National News: Security researchers and industry reps clash over voting machine security testing | Observations on voting equipment use and replacement | Missing hyphens will make it hard for some people to vote in election

Alaska: Muni asks hundreds to verify election signatures by Friday

Arizona: Voting in 2018 might go faster than ever before election chief says

Colorado: There's a reason Colorado manages it's ballots the way it does

Florida: Homeland Security visits SWFL to guard against Russian hacking in midterm elections

Georgia: Missing hyphens will make it hard for some people to vote in election

Illinois: Aurora aldermen question referendum-related legal bill

Indiana: Concerns arise over busing Vigo students to polls | Vigo Co. changes voting location 

Kentucky: Preparing for the primary

Louisiana: LSU SG, Geaux Vote LSU partner to launch new voter registration service | House to weigh restoring voting rights for felons | Released felons could get voting rights back under measure advancing to full House

Maine: Maine Supreme Court asked to weigh in on use of ranked choice | Here are the questions on ranked choice to be posed to Maine's high court | Maine's fitful experiment with a new way of voting

Maryland: MD lawmakers clear election security bill as session closes

Massachusetts: North Adams City council OKs $25K for new voting machines

Mississippi: Students to learn about electoral process

Nebraska: Look for yellow voter cards from Douglas Co. about polling place changes

Nevada: County joins state in rolling out new voting machines

New Hampshire: Judge denies state's request to dismiss challenge to voting law

Rhode Island: Election operations improving, but further to go says Gorbea | RI touts election security improvements amid national concerns

Tennessee: One candidate says video suggests voting machines might be 'rigged' | Nashville special election now set for May 24

Texas: County judge asking state elections officials to look into ballot irregularities

Virginia: Roanoke Co. approves polling place change

Wisconsin: Update on federal election security funding

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

April 11, 2018

National News: What we know and don't know about election hacking | Dems directly appeal to House Speaker Paul Ryan on election security | States to game out election threats in Homeland Security drills

Alabama: Shorter wait time for Houston Co. voters in upcoming primary

Arizona: Confusion over voter registration at post offices | Legislature challenges off-year local elections | Citizens invited to participate in the election process

California: These are the busiest people on election day

Colorado: Colorado election changes brings primary voting to unaffiliated voters | Colorado among states engaged in 'Cyber Storm' exercise to game out election day threats | Canon city clerk resigns, will help with transition to find new clerk | Fremont Co. commissioners tell embattled clerk to resign

District of Columbia: Vote at 16? DC bill would lower voting age for both local and federal elections

Florida: Why a voter registration mailer raises concern for Seminole Co. election supervisor | Warning of Russians, Fla. Dems push state to fortify election systems

Indiana: State police asked to probe voter registration fraud

Maryland: Rockville becomes first city in Maryland to adopt mail-in voting system

Massachusetts: Election diversity topic of Lowell forum

Michigan: Voter building demolition to be considered

New Hampshire: Dozens testify on NH voter bill | Debate over voting rights comes to head at State House

New Jersey: Jersey Dems seeking to expand state voting rights | Gagliardi calls for audit of election practices in Morris Co. clerk's office

New Mexico: Laura Seeds banned from being near voting places during primary

New York: Bill would provide voter registration to New Yorkers through tax filings | Elections commissioners prepare for changes and challenges | Columbia Co. renewing contracts to make voting easier | Manhasset man charged with voting twice in 2016 election

North Carolina: Elections board adds 4th member | New Anson Co. BOE members sworn in | Local NAACP demands minority representation on BOE

Pennsylvania: Officials recommend using online voter registration as primary deadline approaches | Poll: Should polling places be moved out of schools

South Dakota: Vote counting goes smoothly, but there weren't many to count

Tennessee: TN Supreme Court moves up Nashville mayoral special election to May

Texas: Voters in Pct. 4 learn ins and outs of using electronic machines, mail-in ballots| Election worker accused of vote harvesting says she was only trying to help | Cameron Co. residents may receive multiple mail-in ballots for upcoming election | County commissioners approve early voting sites

Utah: Securing Utah's midterm elections from cyberattacks

Virginia: Northam vetoes 8 bills, including 2 related to voter information | Tarpon precinct polling place too tiny

Washington: Kimsey seeking re-election as county auditor

West Virginia: County clerk personnel prepare for early voting

Wisconsin: Recount requested in Green Bay

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

April 10, 2018

National News: White House stands behind president's voter fraud claims | Facebook announces commission to examine social media's effects on elections

Alabama: Poll pads coming to Houston Co.

Alaska: Anchorage vote-by-mail election breaks record for voter turnout

Arizona: Maricopa Co. recorder requests almost $4M for expanded voter check-in | Report: Arizona voter database hacked by criminals in 2016, not Russia

California: Coffee stains, doodles and fictional characters are the scourge of vote-by-mail in Long Beach elections | After 18 years, Long Beach city clerk gets to run her first election, but it may also be her last

Florida: High school student voter registration is increasing | NY man charged with voter fraud after casting Pensacola vote | President Fuchs, Alachua Co. supervisor of elections encourage students to vote

Georgia: Republican secretary of state candidates debate Ga.'s voting system | Bibb commissioners, BOE sued over special election

Illinois: DuPage election officials to take legal action against election vendor | Durbin on voting hacks: 'We are under attack' | Voters get a chance to learn about new automatic voter registration | Push for changing state's early voting

Indiana: Porter Co. voting gear passes public test | Randolph Co. voters will use vote centers for primary election

Iowa: Secretary of state: Voting system safe from cyberattacks

Kansas: Kansas touchscreen voting machines highly vulnerable, according to cyber experts

Maine: Ranked voting group joins lawsuit against secretary of state

Maryland: With session over, attention turns to election security | MD Dems in Congress ask Gov. Hogan to bolster election security; Hogan agrees

Minnesota: County purchases new voting equipment

Nebraska: Gale says 2016 Nebraska election was not hacked

New York: South Glen Falls asks for election day security guards

North Carolina: Expect change in Forsyth Co. early voting | NC is 'ground zero' for voter suppression in new documentary | Some 17-year-olds eligible to vote in May 8 primary

Ohio: Clyde talks about bid for secretary of state

South Carolina: SC Republicans propose closing state's primary elections

South Dakota: Volunteers prep for election day in Sioux Falls |

Tennessee: Hamblen election commission to debut time-saving equipment | Two new locations for early voting in Hamilton Co. | TN Supreme Court hears Nashville mayoral election date suit; plans decision this week

Texas: Candidates contest results of two Starr Co. primary elections

Virginia: Northam vetoes election integrity bill

West Virginia: Harrison Co. clerk teaches seniors to use voting machines | National Guard using cybersecurity skills to protect integrity of midterm elections

Wisconsin: Nekoosa man charged with voter fraud doesn't show up for court

Monday, 09 April 2018

April 7-9, 2018

National News: Federal funds to bolster election security may not be enough | MOAA, Syracuse team up for military voting survey | The DHS 'war room' on Election Day 2016 | When Russian hackers targeted the US election infrastructure

Alaska: After Anchorage success, state considers whether Alaska is ready for elections by mail | Hundreds of problem ballots pulled from Anchorage vote count

Arkansas: Pope Co. Quorum Court approves $195K for new voting equipment | Still no ruling on voter ID case | Lacking ruling from judge on state's voter ID law, first ballots for spring primary go out

California: Number of California teens pre-registered reaches 100K | 30 Mariposa Co. youth, 213 Madera Co. youth join 100K youth who have pre-registered

Florida: No local surge in youth voter registration | Pam Bondi vows to go to SCOTUS to fight against restoring felon voting rights

Georgia: Ga. set to vote using 'vulnerable' machines despite federal cash boost

Idaho: Accessibility at Canyon polling places in question ahead of May primary

Illinois: Illinois received federal funding to upgrade voting equipment | Federal funds to bolster election security may fall short | Ground zero in Russia's hack of US election infrastructure | Local elections officials: Our voting machines are in good shape | Fired employees file grievance against Saline Co. clerk

Indiana: Voting machines tested as primary nears in Porter Co. | Top Indiana election official stresses the importance of voting | Some Warrick Co. residents could have new voting location

Kansas: Senate, House adopts bill to alter election budgeting in four counties

Kentucky: New voting equipment debuts in Jefferson Co. ahead of May primaries | Gov. Bevin appoint new members to SBOE

Maine: How ranked-choice voting effort became a partisan flash point

Maryland: AVR bill becomes law without governor's signature

Minnesota: E-polling touted to expedite voting | Complaint made regarding notices, polling places in Brainerd | Murphy finishing role as Bemidji City clerk this month

Mississippi: Some local voters will have new polling places

Missouri: County clerk talks voter turnout | Friends, family celebrate the life of Wendy Noren

New Mexico: Secretary of state seeks ruling reversal in MVD case

New York: NYS BOE weakens its watchdog | BOE seeks to attract younger poll workers

North Carolina: Elections board members announced | Governor appoints new leadership to Moore Co. BOE | Polk adds fourth member to local BOE | Election board appointments raise questions

North Dakota: Will Gardner wins endorsement over incumbent Al Jaeger | Al Jaeger won't run for re-election after 25-year career as secretary of state

Ohio: Election officials gear up for early voting

Pennsylvania: Northampton Co. council splits on vote to support banning voting in schools

South Carolina: Surfside Beach elections commission says votes were counted correctly |

South Dakota: Voter survivor guide

Tennessee: Election administrator: Paper ballots, audits help ensure the integrity at the polls

Texas: Grimes increases May early voting sites | County judge speaks on voter fraud allegations

Vermont: Colchester's clerk to retire after 31 years

Virginia: Voters getting questionable mail from third-parties on voter registration

Wisconsin: UW-Madison campus area polling places show increase in voter turnout