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Wednesday, 07 December 2016

December 7, 2016

National News: Remember the recounts? Here's where they stand in 5 states | In the battle over voting rights, what happens next?

Alabama: New Coffee Co. voter registrar sworn into office | Secretary of state announces cost of reprinting ballots after mistake

Arizona: Election fix: More early ballots, more vote centers

California: Tales and observations from a poll worker | Despite recounts, registrar plans to call races | Elections office delays releasing results in 10 races | Napa Co. election results certified | San Mateo Co. results certified | Santa Cruz Co. certifies tight, record-breaking 2016 election

Georgia: Bilingual ballots in Gwinnett renew calls for same in Hall

Idaho: Bannock Co. state senator candidates ask for recount

Illinois: With AVR bill dead, many eyes turn to GOP alternative | St. Clair Co. voter fraud cases between '12 and '15 awaiting justice

Louisiana: Early voting dips for Saturday's election

Massachusetts: Automatic voter registration eyed for Mass.

Michigan: Broken voting machines could wreak havoc for Wayne Co. | Courts disagree over Michigan vote recount | Recount underway in Wayne, Macomb counties | Precincts left out of recount not necessarily proof of fraud | Most states would recount Michigan's mismatched ballots despite flaws | List of problem precincts continues to grow | Presidential recount in Oakland: 13 ballots challenged, 22 precincts not recountable so far | Federal, state courts duel over Michigan's recount | Michigan's recount process from start to finish | State sending Wayne Co. help for 'monumental' recount | Long process of recounting 190K-plus ballots in Ann Arbor area | Despite dueling court rulings, recount continues | Kent Co. begins recounting 313K paper ballots by hand

Minnesota: Recount in Minnesota Senate district changing few votes | Former election worker lodges complaint with Olmsted Co.

New Hampshire: Republicans among those adverse to ending same-day registration | NH lawmakers to pick next secretary of state

New York: Schneiderman to roll out reforms after NY primary voting fiasco | AG report highlights flaws in NY voter registration system | Judge to hear arguments in Albany elections commissioner case | Ithaca College students report not receiving absentee ballots | State senate ballot count inches along

North Carolina: Recount today in House 8, state auditor races | Gaston elections board to recount votes Wednesday | Alamance elections board to hold auditor recount Wednesday | Republican NC auditor candidate calls for recount | Appeal could delay New Hanover commissioner results until 2017

Ohio: Hackers access Henry Co. voter database | Just one vote changed after audit | Bill on superfluous primaries heads to the House

Oregon: Coos Co. clerk retires

Pennsylvania: Bucks Co. judge denies recount petitions | Judge schedules hearing for Green Party's Pa. recount push | After absentee ballot trouble, Montco to review voting system

Rhode Island: Pawtucket officials vow to fix Election Day delays, bugs

South Carolina: District 4 special election in Columbia could cost $50K

Texas: Officials leave sex offenders' election ballots uncounted | Vietnamese voters will soon get extra help in Tarrant Co.

Wisconsin: Oneida Co. recount could run until Wednesday | La Crosse Co. finishes recount | 23 of 73 counties done | Sheboygan Co. recount effort wraps up | Recounting done in Columbia Co., almost finished in Marquette Co. | Presidential ballots recount underway in Pierce, St. Croix counties | Elections commission explains St. Croix recount problems | Few surprises from Waunakee's recount | Fake news stories cause confusion during recount in Waukesha Co. |Door Co. finishes recount

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

December 6, 2016

National News: Issa gets into heated exchange with CNN anchor over illegal voting | Census Bureau releases 2016 determinations for Sec. 203 of the Voting Rights Act

Arizona: Secretary of state certifies election results

California: Elections office racing the clock to certify election

Florida: Group sues to demands Florida election recount | Bucher: Observer shoved me at audit | Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging election | Florida voters sue for recount

Georgia: New designation means Gwinnett must offer Spanish-language ballots

Idaho: Secretary of state wants to enhance sunshine laws | Election results contested

Indiana: Elkhart Co. gets rid of the last of their paper ballots | Vigo Co. recount to begin December 8 | Vigo Co. voter turnout third lowest in state

Iowa: State board certifies election results

Kentucky: Clark Co. recount at standstill

Louisiana: Early voting up in East Baton Rouge Parish

Maine: Question 1 recount begins |

Michigan: Mismatched numbers means precincts can't be recounted | Half of Detroit votes may be ineligible for recount | Campaigns seek volunteers as clerks finalize recount plans | Voter laws under debate | Recount kicks off in Oakland Co. | West Michigan clerks set to begin recount | Kalamazoo Co. recount starts Tuesday morning

Mississippi: About 64 percent of active, registered voters cast ballots Nov. 8

Nebraska: State board certifies election results

Nevada: Vegas-area ballots are bulk of statewide sample | Clark Co. begins recount | Recount underway of some Nevada presidential ballots

New Hampshire: Jasper: GOP control in Concord could pave way for election law changes | Expected rush of election law reform bills prompts change in committee structure

New Jersey: Christie vetoes voting bill

North Carolina: Cooper picks up six votes in Durham Co. recount | McCrory concedes to Cooper | Move to delay finalizing election results pulled | Civitas withdraws request to halt final count of ballots | Work ongoing in Durham Co. despite recount being over

Ohio: Board of elections hacked

Oregon: Measure calls for proof-of-citizenship to vote

Pennsylvania: Election recount brings no changes in Allegheny Co. | Green Party challenges presidential victory in Pa. in federal court | Stein lawyers take Pa. recount battle to federal court

Texas: Abbott taps Rolando Pablos to succeed Secretary of State Carlos Cascos | Judge orders new election in Hidalgo | County set to consider election official's pay

Utah: Recount affirms win, stretches difference to five votes| Census: Salt Lake Co. no longer need to offer voting help in Spanish

Virginia: Supreme Court struggles to thread needle on race, politics in Va. redistricting case | Additional polling places on Arlington agenda

Wisconsin: Dane Co. 'slightly' ahead of schedule in meeting Dec. 13 recount deadline | Portage Co. begins recount of presidential votes | Recounts in Crawford Co. | County recount stays on track | Counties slated to finish recount by deadline | 'No major problems' so far in Wisconsin recount | 6 counties, including Adams and Price, complete recount | Ballot recount ahead of schedule in Green Bay area | Local recount votes 'very close' to original

Monday, 05 December 2016

December 3-5, 2016

National News: Attempts to block recounts in three states | Votes miscounted? Your state may not be able to find out | Poll: Some voters cling to unproven claims of rigged elections, illegal voting

Alabama: Secretary of state: Reprinted ballots cost $459,690

Alaska: Automatic voter registration won't change PFD application this year

California: When will all of California's votes be counted? | Registrar certifies election results | State GOP suspicious of Orange Co. results | Contra Costa elections chief turns to YouTube to explain tardy vote count | LA Co. vote count now complete, turnout down at 69 percent | New law requires cities to move election dates

Connecticut: Audit finds small discrepancies | Record-breaking voter turnout

Florida: Clemens proposes AVR bill

Georgia: Forsyth Co. election under budget, high turnout | Ga. election issues ranged from pictures at polls to NAACP investigation

Hawaii: Elections commission discusses all mail-in voting system

Idaho: Voter turnout reaches record numbers this year

Indiana: Secretary of state releases 2016 election voter turnout report | Indiana set early voting record

Kansas: Kobach was source of vote-fraud claims | Election mistake in Frederick, Kobach stands by results

Louisiana: Early voting ends in La. | Early voter turnout lower than expected

Maine: LePage cites possibility--but not evidence--of fraud | New way to vote in Maine | Maine adopts ranked-choice voting.

Maryland: HdG clearing way for Dec. 27 special election

Massachusetts: Find out how many people in your town chose early voting

Michigan: Judge orders Michigan recount to begin at noon on Monday | Questions remain in recount | Rep. Driskell: Without fraud evidence, voter ID proposals offer solution without problem | Ingham ballots secured, ready for recount

Minnesota: Minnesota voters make history | Mills backs off call for recount

Mississippi: Judge mulls Mississippi election dispute

New Hampshire: Voting rights debate looms over NH Legislature | GOP Senate proposes creating election law committee | Dartmouth study says voter fraud not rampant

North Carolina: Amid bitter partisan battles, another NC voting case heads to Supreme Court | Durham seeks more time for recount | GOP chair challenges 22 voters | Durham begins recount | McCrory administration won't explain decision that slowed election lawsuit | US Supreme Court to draw lines in gerrymandering case | Elections board dismisses protest in Bladen Co. | Thousands of ballots still being counted | Durham Co. BOE adds 10 more ballot machines to assist recount

Ohio: Husted to appeal voter purging case to SCOTUS

Oregon: AVR a success in Oregon | Secretary of state 'taken aback' by fake election news |Wyden cites Russian intervention during election talk

Pennsylvania: Green Party drops Pa. case, plans to go federal | Election officials call cyber-attack theory far fetched | New votes tallied | Somerset Co. will move to quash recount petitions | Election official stands by results in Lebanon Co. | Judge considers validity of 14 stray ballots in race

Rhode Island: Canvassers meet tomorrow on possible voter fraud case

Tennessee: Elections administrator Vickie Koelman announces retirement

Texas: Voting rights case wraps up in federal court | Duck picked to fill county election administrator spot

Utah: Endless hours spent in making Election Day happen

Vermont: Recount leads to criticism of tabulation process

Virginia: Confusion caused provisional ballot problem at Newport News precinct

Wisconsin: Wisconsin's recount: 'Drain on resources' or 'green Christmas'? | Vote recount goes on in Waukesha Co. | No day off for election workers as recount continues into Saturday | Federal judge denies quick halt to recount | Kenosha Co. presidential recount aims to show integrity | Brown Co. recount goes smoother in Day 2 | Sheboygan Co.'s recount could cost $38K

Friday, 02 December 2016

December 2, 2016

National News: There have been just four documented cases of voter fraud in the 2016 election

Alaska: Division of elections certifies election

California: Still counting the votes

Florida: Escambia voters confident in election process, survey finds

Illinois: Bennett goes back on original vote

Indiana: Election board pleased with conduct of fall vote

Kentucky: Magoffin Co. officials sentenced for voter-fraud conspiracy

Maine: Without evidence, LePage tells lawmakers he can't attest to election tallies

Michigan: Objection to recount filed | Presidential recount will cost taxpayers in Livingston Co. | Legislature debating voter ID bill | Bills requiring more voter ID at polls clear House committee | Stricter voter ID laws on fast track in Legislature | Costs of recount carried by county clerks | State orders clerks not to start recount | Clerks begin moving ballots in Kent Co.

Nevada: Motor Voter initiative will go before Legislature next year | Washoe Co. registrar weighs in on recounts

New Mexico: Krahling, Ellins trade jobs in Dona Ana Co. clerk's office

New York: Lifton challenges election | Rockland GOP picks new elections commissioner

North Carolina: County BOE risks violating state law to send message to 'frivolous' protestor | New Hanover election protests dismissed | Durham Co. faces Monday deadline for recount | Recount order irks Durham elections chief | New Hanover elections board rescinds decision | State board of elections schedules Saturday meeting | Craven Co. election results now official | Buncombe Co. ordered to add 56 unverified ballots

Ohio: Husted certifies election | 2016 voters cast a record number of absentee ballots | Ohio set for record early voting in 2016

Pennsylvania: As push for recount continues, expert assesses integrity of voting machines | Philly allows recount, rejects forensic audit of voting machines | Delco Dem asks for election recount--too late | Bucks Co. judge schedules hearing on recount | County BOE rejects petitions to recount some precincts | Pa. House candidates still 18 votes apart as judge puts off challenge ruling | Lehigh Co. rejects software analysis in recount | Election officials call cyber-attack theory far-fetched | Centre Co. says recount petitions were submitted after deadline

Rhode Island: Portsmouth canvassers to discuss possible voter fraud

Texas: Nueces Co. investigating possible voter fraud | Election administrator receives no complaints from 2016 general election in Rockwall Co. | Teed leaving post as Waller Co. elections administrator | Early voting starts today. Again.

Washington: Lapwai man charged with voter fraud

West Virginia: Recount yields no change in Moundsville

Wisconsin: 'We're going to get this done': Wisconsin vote recount is underway | Door Co. begins presidential vote recount| Historic Wisconsin recount gets slow start | As one recount begins in La Crosse area counties, another looms | Unexpected twists cause delay in recount | Hundreds pack into recount room in Milwaukee to witness history | Recount underway in Eau Claire Co. | Breakdown of Wisconsin recount costs and methods by county | In Wisconsin, ballots are counted again | Workers recount Dane Co. ballots | Majority of challenged votes to stand

Thursday, 01 December 2016

December 1, 2016

National News: Voting rights advocates brace for 'biggest fight of our lifetime'

Alaska: Division of Elections review board certifies general election results

California: Record mail-in turnout for election | Elections office 'couldn't be happier' with turnout nearing 80 percent | 'System error' blamed for mystery ballot dump in San Pedro

Connecticut: Election audit is Friday and Monday | Greenwich votes to be recounted in audit

Florida: Florida driver licenses could mean automatic voter registration | AVR proposed in Senate

Hawaii: Election officials back all-mail process despite rise in uncounted ballots

Illinois: Local elections officials question vote fraud claims

Indiana: Special judge appoints recount commission for Vigo Co.

Kansas: Kobach, without evidence, supports false claims of 'millions' of illegal votes | Frederick, KS had people vote who weren't registered there, and Kobach's office is standing by it

Maine: MMA thanks poll workers, says votes handled with integrity

Massachusetts: Clear Ballot touts technology they say will aid in election audits | Longtime Lynn city clerk says enough is enough

Michigan: Lame duck bills would change Michigan's voter ID requirements | Republicans looking to make voter ID laws stricter | Stein paying $973K for ballot recount as estimates for total cost climb to millions | Michigan recount to start Friday barring challenge | Kent Co. ready for statewide recount | Clerk: Costs are 'already rolling' days before recount begins | Recount could cost Ingham Co. 'thousands'

Minnesota: Mills explains push for recount in 8th District | Minnesota is No. 1 in voting | Mills to pay over $100K for requested recount | Election cost Douglas Co. 158 hours of OT

Mississippi: Appeals court rules for Hattiesburg ward redistricting

Missouri: Johnson Co. commission approves money for new voting equipment

Nevada: Recount of Nevada's presidential vote to about to get underway | Secretary of state has final say in calling statewide recount of presidential vote

New Hampshire: Scott Brown concerned with voter fraud in New Hampshire

New Mexico: Toulouse Oliver to assume office on December 9

New York: NY man pleads guilty to voter fraud

North Carolina: NCSBOE orders Durham Co. recount | Civitas lawyers in ballot case have ties to McCrory

Ohio: Belmont Co. recount leaves results unchanged

Pennsylvania: Bucks Co. court to review election recount petition | Lehigh Co. recount turns up few discrepancies | Montco judge dismisses recount petitions | State Republicans seek to prevent recount in some precincts | 51 voters submit petitions to recount Lancaster Co. election | Petitions filed for recount in Somerset Co. | Ballot recount denied in Centre Co.

Texas: Election issues lead to Denton Co. shake up | Texas Rangers, AG investigate ballot harvesting allegations | Bloom to retire as elections administrator

Vermont: Vermont recount law comes under fire

Wisconsin: Here's what to expect from Wisconsin's ballot recount | Fond du Lac Co. gears up for ballot recount | Elections officials release detailed plans for recount | Elections chief tells clerks to be professional | Wisconsin Election Commission: County clerks are 'heroes' in a race against the clock | Milwaukee Co. recount to begin Thursday | Millions of ballots organized before clerks get 12 days to recount | Winnebago Co. recount to cost $92K

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November 30, 2016

National News: President-elect uses dubious sources for claims of voter fraud | Gingrich calls tweet about voter fraud a big mistake | So what does it mean for there to be an election recount?

Arizona: Maricopa's turnout lowest since 2000

Arkansas: Students continue to fight for on-campus voting center

California: GOP alleges state's online voter registration system isn't secure | No rampant voter fraud in Ventura Co., official says | Record mail-in turnout for November

Colorado: Elections officials not worried about voter fraud in the state

Connecticut: Secretary of state calls for Shelton polling site to receive election audit | Merrill renews call for early voting in Conn. | Secretary of state calls for three Norwalk precincts to be audited

Florida: Voting rights restoration initiative gets election supervisor support | Two election supervisors endorse civil rights ballot proposal

Idaho: Idaho man implicated in what may be Washington county's first voter fraud cases

Illinois: Attempt fails to overturn AVR veto | House falls short of veto override

Iowa: Sixth Waterloo felon sentenced for voting in 2012 election

Louisiana: Investigation of Jefferson Parish 'VIP' voting machine now in DA's hands

Maryland: Man's vote may have cost him a chance at U.S. citizenship

Michigan: Recount could cost taxpayers nearly $1M

Minnesota: In Minnesota, claims of illegal voting are refuted

Nevada: Independent candidate files for recount of sample of Nevada presidential ballots

New Hampshire: Case for election audit grows as claims of voter fraud linger | Republicans looking to tighten election laws

New Mexico: New Mexico safe from ballot fraud, elections chief says

New York: State officials say elections not likely hacked

North Carolina: McCrory maintains appeal for recounts | McCrory's rejection of attorney picks delays Civitas same-day registration lawsuit | McCrory blocks state board's effort to hire outside lawyers in election dispute | Durham recount could resolve governor's race in days | Bladen Co. elections board dismisses protest, waits on 'guidance' from state | Richmond Co. BOE sets recount for Thursday | Judge orders new NC legislative maps, special election | Durham BOE completes canvass | NCSBOE to tackle biggest legal challenge left in governor's race on Wednesday | 101 ballots denied

Pennsylvania: Vote recount petitions filed in Somerset Co. | Allegheny Co. will recanvass dozens of voting machines | Last minute recount push in Centre Co. | Montco postpones certifying election results | Pa. presidential recount showdown set for Monday | Dozens of requests made for vote recount in York Co. | Lehigh Co. BOE to hold meeting on recount

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission weighs new voting machines

Texas: Nueces Co. investigating voter fraud claims

Utah: Recount underway in Salt Lake Co.

Vermont: Audit reveals many voters don't know how to vote

Virginia: Voter fraud in Va.? No here, say Valley officials

Washington: Asotin Co. investigates 2 cases of possible voter fraud

Wisconsin: Judge refuses to order a hand recount | Dane Co. clerk's office scheduling workers, preparing for recount | Recount starts Friday in Chippewa Co. | Wisconsin's voting machines are susceptible to cyberattacks | Dolson backs local voting machines amid recount push| Dane Co. will recount ballots by hand | Wisconsin counties scramble to prepare for recount | Elections commission shorted Wisconsin recount estimates | Recount will cost $3.5M |Historic recount will keep clerks, tabulators busy

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

November 29, 2016

National News: Recounts spark new fight over vote integrity | Tweets stoke fears of voting rights clamp down | Here are the problems with the claims of voter fraud | Officials blast vote fraud claims, GOP wants to 'move on' | Fact-checking claims of serious voter fraud | Election officials in three states refute fraud claims

Alaska: Turnout up slightly from last presidential election

Arkansas: State's turnout 'normal' despite early surge

California: California Republican party leader alleges fraud | SF voting security group urges recount of ballots in swing states | Nevada Co., Truckee to be part of election change pilot program | Secretary of state urges proof of voter fraud | Alameda Co. releases final election results | Solano Co. likely to wrap up election count soon | LA elections chief bashes claims of voter fraud | Santa Cruz count down to provisional ballots | Mandated recounts begin in 10 Santa Clara races

Connecticut: Stratford polling place to undergo audit | No proof of citizenship needed to vote in CT | Ridgefield randomly selected for election audit | Three city polling places to be audited |

Florida: Complaint challenges Putnam election results | New Fla. law gets a few more ballots counted

Georgia: Early voting begins for runoff

Iowa: Branstad open to improving election integrity | Iowa state elections office 'running on fumes'

Kentucky: State board of elections certifies election

Maryland: Recount requested

Massachusetts: Record number of voters in Mass.

Michigan: Results official, recount expected | Officials prepare for 'monumental' recount | Local election officials prepare for possible recounts | Delta Co. clerk talks recounts | Here's how a recount of 4.8M ballots would actually work

Minnesota: Candidate seeks recount after narrow loss

Nebraska: Nebraska officials to certify election next week

New Hampshire: Widespread fraud in NH? Officials haven't seen it | Tweet sparks discussion of election laws | Republicans looking to tighten election laws | Election officials dispute claim of voter fraud

New Jersey: Franklin honors longtime poll workers

New York: Lifton to DOJ: Audit the election nationwide | Judge halts Albany Dems' revote on election commissioner | Wills sponsors bill on voting rights for jailed

North Carolina: State BOE to consider Durham Co. election appeal Wednesday | Why the election is still not over in NC | After five years, NC redistricting case reaches Supreme Court | Judge agrees to expedite motion to allow ASU students to intervene in voting rights fight | Moral Monday rally pushes for voting protections | NC GOP: 'No apologies' for voters mistakenly accused of fraud | NCSBOE issues order to counties regarding ballots | NC Board throws out voters protests in 52 counties | Geauga Co. saw nearly 80 percent turnout | Protest filed in New Hanover Co. | McCrory campaign said it would appeal election protests, but it hasn't | Buncombe deflects election protests; certifies election

Oregon: Motor Voter law lead to surge of ballots

Pennsylvania: With recount looming, Allegheny Co. postpones certifying results | Greens seek to reverse Pa.'s presidential vote | Montco cancels vote certification | Stein campaign files for recount | Berks activists want recount | Pa. House candidate takes ballot fight to court

Tennessee: Shelby Co. vote certified | Election commission doesn't discuss slow results

Texas: Houston group at center of fraud allegations | Politics, money at play even in polling places

Utah: Utahns voted in record numbers this year | Lt. Gov. Cox says fraud claims are 'dangerous' and baseless

Virginia: Despite claims of 'serious voter fraud' in Va., state ally says no 'mass scale' fraud reported | McAuliffe, election officials reject claims of voter fraud

Washington: Possible voter fraud surfaces in Asotin Co.

Wisconsin: Team of more than 1K observers saw no voting fraud | How will Wisconsin's recount be done and other FAQs | Election commission holds meeting on recount | Wisconsin elections officials set 'challenging,' 'aggressive' timeline for recount | Clerk: Recount here would cost $178,420 | Stein sues after Wisconsin refuses to order hand recounts | Computer complications caused Sauk Co. election report error | Recount poses big challenge to election officials | Douglas Co. prepares for recount | How county clerks estimated recount costs | County clerks weigh-in on recount | As one recount begins in La Crosse area counties, another looms

Monday, 28 November 2016

November 24-28, 2016

National News: Republicans renew push for more voting restrictions | Sessions' Senate career shows mixed record on Voting Rights Act support | U.S. officials defend legitimacy of the voting system | Jill Stein seeks recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania | Secretive push underway to audit key 2016 swing-state vote totals | President-elect makes unfounded claim that 'millions' vote illegally | U.S. officials defend integrity of vote, despite hacking fears

Alabama: 'Selfless servant' honored at retirement reception

Alaska: All absentee ballots counted and accounted for

Arizona: Citizens speak out at county canvass

Arkansas: Election commission certifies election

California: Vote count continues post-election throughout the state | Get ready for new voting system in 2018 | California still ballot counting | Nevada Co. part of an election change pilot program | Santa Clara Co.: Automatic recounts set for 10 election contests | Ballots dwindle as counting nears end | Voter fraud charge 'absurd' says secretary of state | No evidence to back-up claims of widespread voter fraud

Connecticut: Republican registrar of voters will retire after nearly 20 years | Montville registrars set to move

Florida: Voting numbers look promising to election officials | Batman, the Pope received Osceola write-in votes

Georgia: Secretary of state's office certifies results of record-breaking election | County sees fix for slow returns

Guam: GEC prepares for final recount | Handful of ballots remain to be counted

Idaho: Printing issue attributed to delayed election results | Secretary of state reflects on Election Day as a poll worker

Illinois: Rezin proposes voter registration legislation

Kansas: JoCo election office says recount leaves vote unchanged

Kentucky: Vote-buying allegations were determined to be unfounded

Louisiana: Low turnout for first day of early voting

Michigan: Michigan elections official casts doubt on vote-hacking concerns | Michigan prepping for potential hand recount of 4.8M presidential votes | Secretary of state's office responds to talk of potential election hacking | Michigan election director: No evidence of hack | Michigan GOP ready for statewide recount of votes in presidential election

Minnesota: Woman charged with voter fraud | Early voting challenged Hubbard Co. auditor's office | Small marking on ballot may change local election's outcome | Coin toss still doesn't settle election contest | Absentee voting numbers up in region

Mississippi: 1.2M voted in Miss., 560 lacked photo ID at polls

Nevada: Three from Nevada tribes win awards for fight for voting rights

New Hampshire: Hudson officials praise voting process

New Jersey: Poll worker saw big changes in 70 years on job

New York: Rockland's GOP election chief may be out of job | State Assemblyman found guilty of ballot tampering

North Carolina: Advocacy groups join fray over NC governor votes | Election canvass delayed due to DMV registrations | Watauga Co. election results official, no changes | Governor's race battle slows Buncombe election results | State officials in limbo over McCrory protest until Durham produces documents | App State students may play role in voting rights fight | Republicans claim 43 voters are ineligible felons. Many of them aren't | McCrory will withdraw recount demand if Durham votes recounted | State board of elections hosts emergency meeting | SBOE could consider key ballot appeal this week | Elections officials: Need more than a news release to act on McCrory's recount deal | Election board to hear case of double voting | Despite massive early voting figure, overall turnout down slightly | Election protest in Bladen Co., Part Deux | State GOP seeks Durham Co. absentee ballot signatures | Canvass adds 198 votes | State elections board agrees to hold hearing on GOP appeal | NCSBOE wants more info before ruling | New Hanover commission race set for recount | Carteret Co. BOE expected to finalize election this week | Durham ballots caught up in statewide recount issue

North Dakota: Kathy Jaeger, wife of ND secretary of state, dies

Ohio: Election board raises pay approves provisional ballots | Trumbull Co. certifies election, gives day and a half off | Cuyahoga Co. certifies election | Tied race determined by chance

Oklahoma: Norman to proceed with February election

Oregon: Oregon's voter participation is impressive--but it's not Minnesota

Pennsylvania: Recount will take place in Wisconsin; Pa. deadline next

Rhode Island: RI State Police: No crime committed in Mattiello race

South Carolina: SC voter-law oddity allows undocumented address change

Texas: Phillips set to lead elections office | Tarrant Co. election official leaving, heading back to Denton | Tight legislative race gets another recount Monday

Utah: After an unusual election, lawmakers draft pile of bills seeking to make changes | Growth prompts record election year | Some Utah counties had record-breaking turnout

Vermont: Secretary of state's office to audit election results from 6 towns

Virginia: Surovell: Expand early voting now in Northern Virginia | Smyth Co. conclude canvass | Board of elections certifies results

Washington: Connecting the arrow on your ballot a thing of the past for Pierce Co. voters Whitman Co. auditor's office still counting votes | E-Day at the election-central 'beehive'

Wisconsin: LeMahieu: Election hacking claims unlikely | Historic recount will have to move quickly | Here's why some votes won't be counted in Wisconsin | Elections commission to hold special meeting Monday | Jill Stein files for recount in Wisconsin | Elections officials see no proof of hacking | Election officials expected to discuss voter recount timeline | Election recount starts this week | Recount expected to start Thursday| Election officials prepare for statewide recount

Wyoming: Recount cost $3,900

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

November 23, 2016

(Editor’s Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, electionlineToday will not publish on November 24 and 25, but will return on Monday, November 28 with all the news. Happy Thanksgiving!)

National News: Clinton has grounds to challenge election results, activists say

Alabama: State leader pushes for early voting in upcoming legislature | Upgrades improve usefulness of secretary of state website | Judge declares signature requirement unconstitutional for short special elections

Alaska: Final votes to be counted today

California: Statewide vote count continues post-election | 2016 election set record for highest ever SF voter turnout | San Diego Co. vote count slowing as more tedious phase begins | 7 races in Santa Clara headed for automatic recount

Colorado: Republicans again dissent from certifying Boulder Co. election

Florida: State leaders certify general election results | Call for costly redo of PBC state senate race now before judge

Georgia: Georgia confirms record-setting voter turnout this year

Guam: Vote gap narrows

Hawaii: State high court to hear election complaint

Illinois: State group rejects District 204 polling place ban request

Indiana: Democrat sues over election results | Some Carmel parents express concern about Election Day polls at schools

Kansas: Statistician to discuss voting machine irregularities

Kentucky: AG selects counties for post-election audits | BOE certifies results

Louisiana: Recall Mike Yenni group loses lawsuit for closer access to polls

Maryland: Ballot counting ends in Queen Anne's Co.

Nevada: Nevada closing the books on election results with canvass

New Hampshire: Recount upends results

New Mexico: A convicted felon's first vote

New York: Commissioner post remains in play | Ballots still need to be counted in two Senate races | Bronx pol pleads guilty to absentee ballot scheme

North Carolina: Forsyth elections canvass continues | Durham Co. reviews more election protests | Felon voter protest fails on no-show | Craven Co. vote totals awaiting three protests | McCrory files for statewide recount | Civitas Institute leader sues to halt tally of same-day registration votes | State board to counties: Keep counting | BOE pulls convicted felon's ballot | Area election protests dismissed, withdrawn | Scouts help on Election Day | Election canvass finalized with few changes

Ohio: Stark Co. BOE makes election official | Elections boards scrambling to finish vote counts

Oklahoma: Tulsa Co. BOE has several unclaimed items from Election Day | State 'obliterated' records for early and mail-in voting

Pennsylvania: Springdale judge of elections charged with misdemeanor | Pa. House candidates take ballot fight to election board

Rhode Island: RI state police wrapping up mail ballot investigation | Ballot count is in, but issues remain in RI House race

Texas: Officials tabulate returns a third time | Texas, rights groups prepare for voter ID showdown | Democratic state lawmakers want automatic voter registration

U.S. Virgin Islands: 2016 election certified

Utah: Recount expected in House race | Some Utah counties had record-breaking voter turnout

Vermont: Recount a dead heat so far | Result in ballot recount raises questions about process

Washington: Thousands of new ballots counted each day in Snohomish Co.

Wisconsin: Discrepancies in unofficial Outagamie Co. election results explained | At least 399 votes not counted because voter did not have proper ID | State officials say all counties have reported election totals | Recount requested in Senate race | Medina town clerk resigns | Few provisional ballots cast, counted in Wisconsin

Wyoming: Recount confirms result | Bill would let voters become 'permanent absentee' voters

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

November 22, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, electionlineToday will not publish on Thursday, November 24 and Friday November 25. We'll return with all the news on Monday, November 28. Happy Thanksgiving!).

National News: Hundreds of thousands of Americans cast a ballot without voting for a presidential candidate

Alabama: Commissioners vote to offset election costs

Arkansas: County hoping for voting machine funding

Arizona: Supervisors consider canvass Tuesday | Arizona not alone in being perceived as slow ballot-counting state | Fewer Maricopa provisional ballots rejected this election

California: Santa Cruz Co. election ballots whittled down, some results shift | 76 percent of Alameda Co. voters turned out this election | Ballots still being counted in Orange Co. | Tuteur: 20K ballots still need counting | Updated Nevada Co. election numbers will be released Wednesday | Why California takes so darn long to count its votes | Record number of San Francisco voters cast ballots | Campbell City prepares for possible special election | Election count: No changes as only provisional ballots remain | County continues counting ballots | Big update brings races closer to closure

Florida: Write-in votes for non-qualified candidates wasted in Florida

Guam: Election commission to hand-tabulate ballots

Illinois: Winnebago Co. voting machines get double checked | GOP files voter registration bill

Kansas: County clerk explains election delay | Recount underway | Elections official explains potential special election

Massachusetts: Early voting popular, stressful election addition

Minnesota: St. Paul PAC formed to repeal ranked-choice voting for mayor in 2017 | State-mandated hand count confirms election results

Mississippi: Hosemann: State has 'turned page' with elections | 1.2M voted in Mississippi, 560 lacked photo ID at polls

Nevada: Washoe Co. registrar recounts votes, outcome the same

New Hampshire: Recount up in the air

New York: Albany Co. Dems looking for a new elections commissioner

North Carolina: Durham Co. moves forward with second election protest hearing | North Carolina criticized for potential voter suppression | Legislature could revisit election laws in wake of McCrory loss | Election protest filed | BOE review finds 339 ineligible felons who voted. Will their votes count? | Post-election mayhem in North Carolina | NCSBOE takes Bladen Co. protest, not others | Cumberland Co. BOE votes 2-1 to dismiss complaints | Election officials seek advice on pending ballots | Mired in protests, Durham board still counting | Questions raised at Rowan Co. certifies election

Ohio: Hundreds of provisional ballots may swing race

Oklahoma: Election Day lost and found | City election hits state-mandated snag

Oregon: America's first test of automatic voter registration has mixed results

Pennsylvania: Election board hopes to finish review today

Rhode Island: Secretary of state seeks study on election improvements | In recount, 208 votes lost, and then found

Tennessee: Hamilton Co. election officials certify 2016 vote

Texas: Brown Co. reports record number of voters | Paxton, U.S. spar over intent of voter ID law | DOJ: Texas voter ID law intentionally discriminates | Fate of Texas ID law may hinge on incoming administration | Three election office employees leave amid Election Day issues

U.S. Virgin Islands: Losing candidates again sue to stop election certification

Vermont: Secretary of state to audit election in six towns

Washington: Presidential ballot snubbed by more than 11 percent of state voters

West Virginia: Former secretary of state fondly remembered following weekend death

Wisconsin: US court overturns Wisconsin legislative maps | Man accused of sexually assaulting poll worker on Election Day

Wyoming: Murray says voting went well on Election Day