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Monday, 23 January 2017

Friday, 20 January 2017

January 20, 2017

National News: International observers recommend U.S. change its 'unique' Electoral College system | Civil rights community preps for less friendly White House

California: LA Co. voting system redesign enters solicitation phase

Connecticut: Wilton's new registrar has 'come a long way' | New Canaan finding a way to fit third registrar, a state oddity

Georgia: Former Ga. secretary of state dies

Iowa: Dems irked by Pate presentation without details of voter ID bill | Concerns raised about voter ID proposal

Kansas: Glitch in Kansas' voter registration website prevented some from casting ballots | Kobach charges man with voting twice

Louisiana: Hands off La. elections infrastructure, Schedler tells feds

Massachusetts: West Bridgewater voting process gets an upgrade

Minnesota: Eligible Minnesota voters can register to vote when they file taxes electronically | School administrators to discuss polling locations with city

New Jersey: Campaign worker grilled in election fraud trial

Ohio: Elections board to see new Democrat | Lawmakers try again to eliminate unnecessary elections | Post-election audit shows 99.998 percent accuracy | Wyoming students take top spot for election effort

Tennessee: Elizabeth Black named new elections administrator for Montgomery Co.

Texas: Voter feared fraud, elections dept. blames human error | Denton elections administration faces changes after botched Election Day | Cost of special election for new mayor | Cities gearing up for local elections | Elections commission starts search for new administrator

Virginia: Virginia's online absentee ballot application program honored

West Virginia: Warner alleges Tennant sabotaged secretary of state transition | Warner claims transition sabotage, Tennant astounded by accusations

Wisconsin: Recount costs show Pierce Co. well under budget

Thursday, 19 January 2017

January 19, 2017

National News: Obama calls voter fraud fears 'fake news' | Obama points to Jim Crow roots of restrictions to voting rights | From headline to photograph, a fake news masterpiece | House panel probes DHS scans of state election tech

Arizona: Fontes aims to redraw voting-precinct boundaries, boost poll worker pay

Connecticut: Andover to swear in new Republican registrar

Illinois: Proposal could eliminate pay for DuPage election panel

Iowa: Attorney: Iowan accused of voting twice not competent to stand trial

Kansas: Topeka lawmaker asks Kobach to investigate voters he believes registered under false addresses | Kobach: Some Kansans blocked from voting had not finished registering after glitch | Kobach to file ninth case of alleged voter fraud | Secretary of state wants power to toss local, state votes | Brownback signs bill fixing timing of special election

Louisiana: Secretary of state wants to remove 'critical infrastructure' label from election systems

Maine: Ranked choice voting may be heading to Maine's Supreme Court

Missouri: Sater files ranked-choice voting bill

Montana: Commissioners consider proposal to reduce number of polling places

Nebraska: All-mail voting in Nebraska proposed

New Mexico: Democrats propose amendment calling for automatic voter registration

North Carolina: Durham City Council to continue mulling end to municipal primary

Ohio: Fake news about the 2016 election nets 23-year-old a big payday

Tennessee: Election commissioners reduce Galesburg voting precincts

Texas: Federal judge denies delay in Pasadena voting rights order

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board cancels second 2017 meeting for lack of a quorum

Vermont: Secretary of state statement on DHS designation

Virginia: Fredericksburg appoints new voter registrar

Washington: Pierce Co. first in Washington to use Clear Ballot voting system

Wisconsin: City approves additional absentee voting locations | Town clerk resigns just after contract renewed

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

January 18, 2017

Arizona: Lawmaker would keep some students from voting

California: Lawsuit against Siskiyou Co. officials dropped

Colorado: $52 per vote? Clerks explore changing early voting requirements

Connecticut: Upton named 'Best Voting Community'

Iowa: Potential voter ID law in Iowa could affect college students

Kansas: Kobach seeks authority for bifurcated elections | Lawmakers move quickly on special election rules

Louisiana: Schedler looks to new administration to undo election designation

Maine: Maine State Prison inmate says he was denied right to vote

Massachusetts: Uxbridge voters back recall election process

Michigan: Eastpointe struggling to find solution as they face allegations about voting rights' violations

Mississippi: McKinney gets to work on election commission

New York: Long lines in Depew dissolution vote

Ohio: Husted concerned about federal interference in state elections | Hamilton Co. BOE reopens in Norwood building | Cline named BOE director | Board of elections moves to new home

Pennsylvania: Local photographer's work featured in Election Day documentary

Rhode Island: No answers on what happened to eight missing votes

Tennessee: City considers charter changes in lieu of costly election

Texas: Pasadena appeals voting rights ruling | Elections employee back after being fired

U.S. Virgin Islands: Motion to block certification of general election denied

Virginia: Panel keeps voter ID requirement | House subcommittee kills proposal to repeal voter photo ID law | Newman proposing bill to prevent ballot shortages | Northam statement on GOP votes killing voter-access bills

West Virginia: Princeton officials prepare for upcoming election | Fired secretary of state office employees consider lawsuit

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

January 14-17, 2017

National News: What election technology actions are needed now? | President-elect meets with Martin Luther King, III to discuss voting rights

Arizona: New Maricopa Co. elections chief disagrees with plans for election reform

California: San Joaquin Co. registrar to retire | Lawsuit focuses on disqualified ballots | Complaints against former city clerk prompt election questions

Connecticut: Monroe swears in new registrar of voters

Florida: Judge dismisses lawsuit against city for special election

Georgia: McIver still on state elections board despite arrest in wife's death | Former secretary of state passes away | County elections office has moved

Idaho: Voter intimidation case yields no criminal charges

Illinois: Bill aims for precinct consolidation

Indiana: Judge suggests special election

Iowa: Pate lowers cost estimate of election integrity law

Kansas: Few cases, many questions about Kobach's war on voter fraud | Kansas election officials threw out thousands of ballots | Longtime poll worker dies at 94

Kentucky: Grimes again backing early voting

Maryland: Separating churches from elections not likely to happen in 2017

Michigan: House Democrats start year with push for voting reform

Minnesota: South Washington Co. lawmakers agree on voting change | Fergus could have a new voting precinct

Nebraska: Would Nebraskans embrace mail-only voting?

New Hampshire: Forty bills in NH Legislature target voting

New Jersey: Brothers testify to living at one address and voting from another in fraud trial

New York: Group gives NY poor grade for voting rights, elections | U.S. threatens to sue NY over voting rights | A push to allow early voting in next election | NY voting process very close to failing, advocates say

North Carolina: Parker: BOE makeup may change | Election irregularities, precinct workers investigated

North Dakota: Secretary of state requests funding for electronic voting booths

Ohio: Husted worries feds' national security concerns could encroach on state elections

Pennsylvania: In final count, local recounts cost taxpayers $37K in OT | Luzerne Co. reaches settlement with government over polling place accessibility | Election judge in Springdale to face charges for being a no-show

Texas: In Texas, a test of whether the Voting Rights Act still has teeth

Vermont: Same day voter registration arrives in Vermont

Virginia: Montgomery Co. elections board discussing new precincts

West Virginia: Piedmont to continue with early voting at city office

Wisconsin: Recount costs show Pierce Co. well under budget | Audit: Sheboygan polls aren't ADA compliant

Friday, 13 January 2017

January 13, 2017

National News: New administration likely to shift approach to Voting Rights Act |Should election systems be a top priority in US cybersecurity right now?

California: SJ registrar of voters to retire in March

Colorado: Singer proposes approval voting bill at start of legislative session

Florida: There's not time for a special election officials say | County celebrates Laura Dees' retirement

Georgia: LaVista Hills vote investigation tied up in records dispute

Hawaii: Lawmakers to again consider vote-by-mail, automatic voter registration

Indiana: Lawson: Modernization an ongoing challenge

Iowa: Voter ID plan isn't aimed at election fraud, Pate says

Kansas: House passes special election bill

Massachusetts: Clerk change waits on Legislature

Michigan: Martin settles in as new county clerk

Mississippi: UM professor hopes to shed light on voter wait times

Montana: Bill would end Election Day holiday

Nebraska: Resolution on voter ID could change state's constitution

New Jersey: Judge hears mixed testimony in election fraud trial

New York: Justice Dept. looks to intervene in lawsuit against city BOE over voter roll purge in April | NY attorney exonerated of voter fraud charges in Brooklyn

North Carolina: Cumberland elections board probes double voting, felons voting

Ohio: Hamilton Co. BOE moves | Lucas Co. elections officials honored for restoring stability to board

Pennsylvania: Eligibility of Luzerne Co. BOE member questioned

Tennessee: Election commission reviews e-pollbook technology

Texas: County questions purchase of voting machines

Utah: Lawmakers racing to fix hole in Utah election law

Virginia: Voter registration worker convicted of submitting fake names

Wisconsin: Vote recount raised 'human error' concerns | Hansen pushing redistricting reform bill

Wyoming: Laramie Co. prepares to purge voter roll

Thursday, 12 January 2017

January 12, 2017

National News: New election cyber protections cause confusion and concern | Will blockchain-based election systems make e-voting possible? | Jeff Sessions' views on voting rights debated during hearing

Alabama: Early voting bill pre-filed ahead of legislative session

Colorado: As Colorado secretary of state, El Paso's Wayne Williams shows how it's done

Connecticut: Lawmakers agree on voting change, differ elsewhere | Wanted: More poll workers, modern tools

Florida: Elections office offering scholarships

Illinois: DuPage looking to merge election commission with county clerk

Indiana: Lake Co. may be forced to merge voting precincts

Kansas: Kansas bill seeks to clarify special election to replace Pompeo

Maine: Lawmakers may seek court opinion on constitutionality of ranked-choice voting | Senate Republicans want Supreme Court opinion on ranked-choice voting

Michigan: Lawsuit: Detroit suburb denies blacks equal voting rights | Eastpointe looking to settle discrimination lawsuit

Mississippi: Hosemann releases statement on state's election system | Hosemann decries DHS move

New Jersey: Oldest Woodbridge poll worker celebrates 100th birthday

New York: Voting reforms would catch New York up to other states | Brooklyn DA moves to exonerate lawyer in notorious vote fraud case | Akshar to retain assignment of Senate Elections Board Committee chair in 2017-18

Ohio: Husted doesn't like fed designation of elections systems as 'critical' infrastructure' | Elections board announces director | Board of elections packing up for next week's move to Norwood

Oregon: County approves funding to cover increase in voters

Tennessee: Justin Timberlake-inspired selfie bill in play in Legislature

Vermont: Condos announces implementation of election day voter registration

Virginia: Governor pushes for easier absentee voting

Wisconsin: Wisconsin recount cost $2M

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

January 11, 2017

National News: Jeff Sessions calls Voting Rights Act intrusive | Sessions and courts have different opinions on voter ID laws

California: Clock ticking on open source voting effort as SF extends voting machine contract | Bid to toss Siskiyou Co. voter-intimidation suit denied

Connecticut: New Haven voting process hearing produced ideas, suggestions

Florida: Report analyzes recent election

Georgia: Floyd Co. elections and registration department have demonstration with ES&S team | Board of elections approves budget proposal

Illinois: Public speaks out on plan to merge DuPage election commission into clerk's office

Kansas: Lawmakers consider bill to alter special election process

Michigan: Almost half voted straight-party ticket in November

Nebraska: Bill would add more early voting sites in cities

New Jersey: Senate confirms Kotch to lead Burlington Co. elections office

New Hampshire: AG seeks high court review of rulings against ballot selfie ban | Town doesn't want special election

New York: Statement by AG Schneiderman on Cuomo's voting rights proposal

North Carolina: US Supreme Court temporarily blocks NC special elections

Texas: Approval of new Hidalgo Co. voting machines tabled for 30 days | Texas AG asked to look at Hidalgo elections

Virginia: Lynchburg voters continue to report problems after ballot shortage | Lynchburg voters face ballot shortage at polls | Gov. McAuliffe proposes expanded voter access | Governor wants to repeal voter ID, expand absentee voting | Arlington board approves polling changes

Wisconsin: State recount costs come in $2M less than expected | Wauwatosa school board approves use of some schools as polling places

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Monday, 09 January 2017

January 7-9, 2017

National News: US designates election infrastructure as 'critical'

Arizona: Maricopa Co. hires team to hack into election system | Experts criticize Arizona elections

California: California primary may move

Georgia: DeKalb election allegations remain unsolved | Two Forsyth churches may opt out of being polling precincts | City revives election dates debate

Iowa: 23 convicted of voter fraud in last 5 years | ACLU hits back at voter ID proposal | Voter ID proposal criticized

Kansas: Wichita lawmaker seeks to rein in Kobach's prosecution powers

Massachusetts: Most poll locations slated to change

Nebraska: Bill on felon voting rights introduced

New York: Cuomo pushes for early voting, automatic voter registration | Schneiderman content with Cuomo's voting rights proposal

North Carolina: What BOE restructuring means for New Hanover Co. | Judges decide to keep NC election law blocked

Ohio: EL woman pleads guilty to 13 counts of voter fraud | GOP picks podiatrist for elections board

Pennsylvania: Schuylkill poll workers may get raises next year

Tennessee: Results of Monteagle mayoral race contested

Texas: AG: Voter ID education documents can be withheld from public | Texas city found in violation of Voting Rights Act | Pasadena deliberately diluted Hispanic vote, judge rules

Virginia: Local lawmaker proposes legislation to make proof-of-citizenship a voting requirement | Barbara Lee helps Virginia voters | Absentee voting extended due to storm | Showalter finds money for Jan. 10 election

Wyoming: Bill would expand automatic restoration of voting rights to non-violent offenders