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Monday, 12 June 2017

June 10-12, 2017

National News: Anti voter suppression bill reported to be gaining momentum on Capitol Hill

Alabama: Additional options to get a voter ID card this summer

Arizona: 'House of Cards' riffs on last year's voting center fiasco in Maricopa Co.

California: Mayor uses veto power to restore $5M for special election

Connecticut: Brookfield appeal of registrar case dismissed | Merrill plans to reintroduce early voting proposal in CT in 2018

Florida: State probe of 2016 Sand Springs election nears a decision | Duval elections office finds hacked emails

Georgia: Judge dismisses paper ballot suit in Ga.'s special election | Long lines form during early voting

Idaho: Bannock Co. elections administrator to speak at political soup luncheon

Indiana: Indiana voter registration group, employees charged with falsifying applications | Indiana voter group registered a felon, a non-U.S. citizen and a dead person, police say

Kansas: Kansas GOP chair considers run for secretary of state

Maine: Constitutional amendment for ranked-choice voting splits Senate committee

Massachusetts: Lawmakers consider AVR

Michigan: New voting technology

Minnesota: Anoka Co. says 'typo' lead to inflated voter count in recent referendum

Mississippi: County voting machines, paper ballots used in small elections due to cost | Y'all Vote website earns international recognition

New Hampshire: Voter registration measure among key bills now headed to governor

New Jersey: Paterson election fraud case debated but not decided | Assembly OKs bill on ballot selfies

North Carolina: Federal court leaves open possibility of special election

Ohio: Tuscarawas Co. hopes state will reimburse for new voting equipment | Voter rights groups question differing ballot access in Ohio | Commissioners approve $26K to elections board for electronic pollbooks | Candidate unveils voting website

Tennessee: Commission talks voting equipment

Texas: Dallas Co. taking extra precautions with mail ballots for runoff | Texas voting officials not among those targeted by hackers, state says | Runoff results delayed due to Dallas mail-ballot sequester

U.S. Virgin Islands: Third Circuit: Only Legislature can decide if Rodriquez can take his seat

Virginia: County acquires new voting machines in nick of time | Former JMU student receives voter registration fraud charges | Richmond registrar mails wrong ballot to four absentee voters | Some local polling places change

Wisconsin: Elections commission says mailing is not a scam

Friday, 09 June 2017

June 9, 2017

National News: Critics say election commission could be used to suppress voter rights

Florida: Collier officials thwart election hack attack

Georgia: Election-hack leak has special interest for Georgians

Illinois: Illinois among 8 states investigating hack of its elections | Clerk's office releases first-ever post-election report for a consolidation election | Cronin proposing referendum to eliminate DuPage election commission | 88-year-old woman pleads to casting vote for dead husband

Indiana: Voting supplier with Indiana contracts targeted in Russian hacking

Kansas: Kobach to run for governor | Sedgwick Co. clerk weighing run for secretary of state

Louisiana: Secretary of state: Russian election hacking impossible

Maine: Ranked choice voting bills go to full Legislature for debate

Massachusetts: Automatic voter registration touted | AVR pitched as 'next step' to improve voting access

Michigan: County receives new voting machines | Voting machines for county coming soon

Mississippi: Caledonia tosses out election results; calls for new vote

Missouri: Civil rights groups sue to block Missouri's new voter ID law | Advocacy groups sue to temporarily stop voter ID law

New Hampshire: Voter registration bill sent to governor

New Jersey: State lawyer sees fraud in '16 Paterson election | State questions validity of Paterson votes, report says | Bomb threat that emptied polling place still under investigation

North Carolina: Suit seeks to put independents on NC SBOE | Lawsuit seeks board seats for unaffiliated voters in NC

Ohio: Elections machine upgrades may cost $900K | Secretary of state candidate opposes purging voter rolls | Voter rights groups question differing ballot access in Ohio

Oklahoma: Special elections could cost taxpayers $200K this year

Pennsylvania: Berks election officials unsure about Reading council race outcome

Texas: Dallas Co. investigates voter fraud | Dallas Co. officials say 17 dead people sought ballots

Virginia: Charges filed in Harrisonburg voter fraud case | Clarke Co. registrar announces polling place changes

West Virginia: Secretary of state: No evidence of tampering with voting machines

Thursday, 08 June 2017

June 8, 2017

National News: Some states review election systems for signs of intrusion| Alleged hack reveals deeply flawed election system

Alabama: Secretary of state's office traveling the state helping people get free voter IDs

California: Grand Jury finds no evidence of voter fraud in Santa Barbara | State offers to aid Humboldt Co. after hacking report | More than 4K 'incidents' marred November election, according to watchdog group | Sacramento Co. adopts major election reforms | Freeman and Nance lodge complaints over election day skirmishes

Florida: Volusia was part of attempted cyberattack | Russians didn't hack Pasco | Russians sent phishing email to Clay Co. elections office | Phishing emails not received in South Florida | Collier receives malicious email

Georgia: Ruling on paper ballot suit in special election coming soon | Elections director responds to letter on voter behavior

Indiana: Secretary of state's office says no systems breached | Officials: Vanderburgh Co. not impacted by cyber attack | Floyd Co. clerk: No voter data compromised

Missouri: Tate, Ashcroft to hold meeting on voter ID rules

New York: Onondaga among 4 NY counties to use voting software targeted by hackers | Cayuga Co. used election software targeted by hackers in 2016| DeBlasio launches voting reform push | De Blasio launches fight to change state's 'broken' voting laws

North Carolina: Board renews probe request of Montreat voter registration

Oklahoma: After resignations, special election could cost taxpayers thousands

Oregon: Study: Motor Voter program boosted turnout and diversity of voters

Pennsylvania: Folmer searching for answers to election system woes

South Carolina: 'Malfeasance,' 'spoiled-brat stuff': County manager apologizes to election officials

Tennessee: Defendant in alleged vote-buying scheme faces new charge

Texas: Voting snafu sparks protest | Scrap new voter ID law, plaintiffs tell federal judge | Judge asked to void voter ID law

Virginia: Yancey to remain a polling place as officials discuss future uses

Washington: King Co. elections and Seattle Foundation announce recipients of $435K Voter Education Fund

Wisconsin: Researchers say hacking did not affect results in Wisconsin

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

June 7, 2017

National News: Top senator: The extent of Russia's election attacks 'is much broader than has been reported' | Russian hacking attempt targets small elections-technology industry | Russian hackers' election goal may have been swing state voter rolls | Kelly promises to discuss security of states' voter files | Ex-DHS chief: I know of no evidence Russia altered election | Leaked NSA doc highlights deep flaws in US election system

Alabama: Alabama voting system not hacked, secretary of state says | Secretary of state John Merrill addresses voter fraud | Special election will cost Jefferson Co. $1M

Arizona: Maricopa Co. elections official: Voters 'can trust our election system'

California: Decision on new voting system delayed | Humboldt Co. shores up voting system after hack of election contractor | LA Co. election officials reminds voters this could be a long night

Colorado: Colorado officials say election system wasn't breached

Florida: State officials say voting system was secure in 2016 | Russian hackers targeted software used to ID voters in Osceola, Volusia | At least 5 Florida counties baited by Russian hacking attempt | Brevard election equipment made by company involved in Russian hack | 'No, Russians didn't hack Florida voting' election supervisor says | Florida Elections Supervisors: There was no hack | Supervisor of elections says Duval votes were not affected | Treasure Coast election offices use VR Systems database, didn't receive hackers' emails

Georgia: Georgia says it wasn't affected by election probing

Illinois: New AVR bill could expand voter participation | Illinois' chapter in Russian hacking saga

Indiana: Six Indiana counties use company involved in Russian hack | Suit alleges Allen Co. sheriff denied vote to those in jail

Maine: Angus King says voters should have say in fate of RCV

Massachusetts: Mass voting system not vulnerable to hacking, officials say

Michigan: Michigan gets new voting equipment

Mississippi: South Ward election to be determined by affidavit ballots | Jackson polling location runs out of ballots amid rush of voters | State law requires polling places to be open and staffed | More ballots sent to New Hope after precinct runs out

Missouri: Voter ID roadshow comes to Springfield today | Ashcroft pledges to help voters without photo ID

New Jersey: After voting for herself, Guadagno explains how NJ polls are safe from hacking | Who had the keys? Morristown polls open 75 minutes late | Wanaque polling place not relocated for basketball | Primary turnout light, problems few | 96-year-old poll worker inspires

New York: Petition asks Cuomo to prioritize voting reforms

North Carolina: NC elections officials investigating report of Russian hacking attempts

Ohio: Voting software firm not used in Ohio | Start commissioners discuss voting machines | Changes to precincts may affect 45K voters

Oregon: Russian hackers? Oregon does elections differently

Pennsylvania: County mulls voting system | Elections office finds North Franklin write-in discrepancy | Senators, experts gather for 'overview hearing' on election reform

Rhode Island: Ex-elections chief Kando asks court to reinstate lawsuit

South Carolina: South Carolina doesn't use reported hack-targeted election software | Richland elections office to get $434K

Texas: Court eyes next step in voter ID challenge

Washington: Official: Washington election departments targets for hacking

Wisconsin: Manitowoc city clerk set for retirement

Tuesday, 06 June 2017

June 6, 2017

National News: Report: Russians hacked U.S. voting systems maker just before election | Report: Russian launched cyberattack on voting vendor ahead of election

California: 86-year-old found guilty of electioneering at polling place

Georgia: Early voting in runoff tops 46K over weekend

Illinois: Rep. Quigley says Russian operative hacked Illinois elections board last year | Report suggests Russia hackers breached Illinois voting software firm | DuPage Co. may seek referendum to dissolve election commission

Kentucky: Former secretary of state says he'd like to return to politics

Maine: Lawmakers have five options on ranked-choice voting. Signs point to repeal

Mississippi: Non-Hattiesburg residents get postcards telling them to vote in city election | Election officials expect polls to be closely watched

Missouri: Ashcroft talks voter ID in Kirkville | Ashcroft: Estimates of voters without IDs too high

Nevada: $8M for new voting machines approved

New Jersey: Officials: Election system safe from cyber attacks

North Carolina: Supreme Court strikes down election districts | Ruling leaves no one on merged NC elections, ethics board

Ohio: Lucas Co. BOE to consider reducing number of precincts | New Lucas Co. BOE member sworn in

Pennsylvania: Elections coalition says 17K voter registrations in Philly were processed too late | Thousands of Pa. voters disenfranchised?

Rhode Island: State BOE to review requirements for its next director | Federal judge dismisses former director's suit against SBOE

Washington: Seattle councilmember wants to require landlords to give voter info to new renters

West Virginia: Harper's Ferry voter registrations eyed

Wisconsin: DOJ to monitor recall election in Milwaukee

Monday, 05 June 2017

June 3-5, 2017

National News: Former Missouri secretary of state calls presidential election commission a sham

Alabama: More Alabama felons may get to vote

Arkansas: Courthouse adds more space for early voting

California: County election officials say hundreds of voters in LA's congressional race haven't received their ballots

Florida: Governor signs vote-by-mail fix

Illinois: Inmate sues Kane Co. for $1B for denying him right to vote

Indiana: Uncertainty swirls around future of Porter Co. voting machines | Concerns raised over new voter roll cleanup law

Kansas: Saline Co. looks at new voting machines

Maine: Lawmakers debate how to move forward with RCV | Supporters urge lawmakers to retain RCV

Minnesota: Secretary's push for new voting equipment signed into law

Missouri: Ashcroft to conduct informational tour about new voter ID law | Ashcroft to make local stop on ID tour

New Mexico: Commerce residents claim election fraud by phony election officials

New York: Supporters want constitutional convention question on front of ballots

North Carolina: McCrory urges GOP to pass new law requiring voter ID

Ohio: County talks mandate regarding new voting machines | New voting gear needed, officials agree | Elections board considers equipment needs | Husted appoints Karmol to Lucas Co. BOE

South Carolina: Poll workers to see pay boost

Texas: First arrest warrant issued in West Dallas voter fraud case

Virginia: Charlottesville giving additional time for absentee voting | Governor visits high school that met voter registration challenge

Washington: Franklin Co. to retire old ballot machines for bubbly new ones | Secretary of State Wyman has completed her cancer treatments

West Virginia: Marion towns ready for June election

Friday, 02 June 2017

June 2, 2017

Arizona: Counties threaten funding cutoff to force meeting with Reagan's office

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election panel to present vote center plan to JPs

California: Here's why California officials want $450M to upgrade election technology

Connecticut: Connecticut makes push for early voting

Georgia: Gwinnett renews effort to get minority voting rights suit dismissed | Early voting heavy ahead of runoff

Illinois: Sangamon Co. sending ID cards to verify addresses | Automatic voter registration might not mean more voters

Maine: Supporters of ranked-choice voting call on legislators to adopt parts of law

Michigan: Livonia looks to add to permanent absentee voter list

Mississippi: Mayor accused of escorting people into town hall, helping them vote

Missouri: Ashcroft fires back at voter ID opposition | Jackson, Cass counties prepare for voter ID | Pettis Co. purchases new election equipment | Free voter IDs won't be ready for some MO elections

Montana: Missoula Co. asks for voter feedback

Nevada: Bill would replace Nevada voting machines

New Hampshire: Progressive voting rights advocate Kander to speak in Manchester | Bill tightening voter registration requirements passes in House | Stirring fierce debate until the end, SB3 passes House, heads to governor

New York: Albany bills could change voting in NYS

North Carolina: Judges dismiss Cooper challenge to elections board overhaul | Special election would cost local taxpayers six figures

Ohio: Elections director floats idea of new voting machines

Texas: Abbott signs voter ID, end of straight-party voting into law | Texas may expand voter access for elderly and voters with disabilities

Thursday, 01 June 2017

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

May 27-30, 2017

National News: Do voter ID laws help or hurt voter turnout?

Alabama: New cross-party voting rules could cause headaches at the polls

Arizona: Judge: While records, ballot images not subject to public release

California: Feinstein supports vote-by-mail bill | Assemblyman Evan Low pushes to lower state voting age

Colorado: Proposal to change precinct boundaries unveiled | After 24 years as city clerk, Tuin ready to have fun

Florida: 1 in 4 Florida adults aren't registered to vote, according to non-partisan group

Georgia: Lawsuit seeks paper ballots in Georgia runoff | Elections director wins state award

Illinois: Legislature OK's automatic voter registration | Illinois budget fight could affect 2018 elections | House OKs bill to automatically register voters

Kansas: Election official wants to add polling places in Sedgwick Co.

Maine: Lawmakers may undo new voting system approved by public | LePage, lawmakers oppose voter-approved laws

Minnesota: 'I Voted' stickers for all

Missouri: Cape Girardeau Co. clerk explains new law

Montana: Montanans look to what's next after special election | Most Montanans had voted before incident | Special election goes smoothly for Cascade Co.

Nevada: Governor signs 19 bills into law

New Hampshire: Gardner defends role on election commission

New Jersey: Ortley polling place approved

North Carolina: Judges weigh law cutting governor's elections oversight role | NC GOP plan new voter ID law, setting up another partisan battle | NC's battle over voting rights intensifies

Ohio: Elections board eyes reimbursement

Tennessee: Rate increase for election officials OK'd | Budget committee hears electronic poll book presentation

Texas: House, Senate OK compromise on bill to soften voter ID law | Most Texas House changes kept in voter ID bill | Villalba: AG should join Dallas voter fraud investigation

Utah: 'Prophecy coming true' says Utah early voting critic

Virginia: After federal review, Chesapeake addressing accessibility issues