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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

Friday, 26 May 2017

May 26, 2017

National News: Democrats focus on voting rights to fight president's fraud commission | Oregon's congressional Democrats push for national vote-by-mail

Alabama: Paul Lee: New felony voter law will eliminate confusion | Sewell named vice chair of voter protection group

Arizona: Secretary of state looking to upgrade state's registration system

California: Santa Clara considers changing local elections

Georgia: 12 Fulton polling places changing for runoff

Guam: GEC looking for volunteer voter registrars

Louisiana: Flags ordered at half staff to honor Ater

Maine: State House leaders allow opposing bills to address RCV

Maryland: Judges locked out of polls has no impact on election

Minnesota: Simon urges funding for voting equipment

Missouri: Boone Co.'s old voting equipment | Secretary of state publishes emergency voter ID rules

Montana: Ravalli Co. election chief says controversy increased turnout | Voters can't change ballots in Montana | Ravalli polls busier than expected | Special election brings good voter turnout in Yellowstone Co. | No, you can't change your vote | Gallatin Co. plans business-as-usual election | Montana law doesn't allow cast absentee ballots to be changed

Nevada: Vegas man pleads not guilty to paying for GOP voter sign-ups | Senate hears bill on voting rights for felons in Nevada | Flathead Co. gears up for busy election day

New Jersey: Lawmakers to test Christie again on changing NJ elections

New York: Bloominburg developer pleads guilty in voter fraud case | Board of elections still recovering from August fire

North Carolina: Charlotte mayoral primary would change under bill

Oregon: Oregon lawmakers want nationwide vote-by-mail option

Pennsylvania: County hires new assistant elections director

Texas: County to replace voting machines

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

May 24, 2017

National News: Top hacker conference to target voting machines | How applied mathematics could improve the democratic process

Connecticut: House takes step on long road to early voting | Early voting could be on the ballot in 2020

Georgia: DeKalb halts plan to penalize early Dunwoody voters | Police honored for swift work recovering stolen voting equipment | Efforts to fire board of elections in Stewart County

Indiana: Putnam clerk proposes vote centers for 2018

Kansas: Civil rights group wants Kansas official's documents public

Louisiana: Lafourche Council appoints new registrar

Maine: Ranked choice voting system violates Maine's constitution, court says | Maine's highest court rules ranked-choice voting is unconstitutional | How Joshua Chamberlain's ghost struck down ranked-choice voting

Massachusetts: Norwell committee hears vote of confidence for electronic voting

Michigan: Saugatuck applying for new voting equipment | Stein recount sparks Michigan to double fees | Costs for some election recounts double

Montana: Many Montanans unsure how to vote in special election, officials say | B-SB officials ready for special election | Special election absentee ballot returns continue at steady pace

Nevada: Voting rights for felons part of Legislature's criminal justice reform push

New Hampshire: Measure would clarify absentee voter signature rules

Rhode Island: House panel set to vote on AVR

South Carolina: Richland Co. must make polling places accessible by June

Texas: House backs voter ID overhaul, with changes | House approves voter ID overhaul | House reforms ID law, but legal fight looms | Phillips: Denton Co. election systems were not vulnerable to tampering

Washington: New election supervisor | New Clallam Co. elections supervisor takes reins at busy time