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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

September 27, 2017

National News: Dem election task force to hear from Obama Homeland Security chief | 7 senators demand to know if DOJ is involved in voter fraud probe

Alabama: Secretary of State: Some poll workers believed to be helping voters illegally crossover vote

Arkansas: Vote center in works for lake's northern citizens

California: Cybersecurity experts say vote audit has exploitable problems | Students pre-register on NVRD | Voting in SLO Co. could have been easier in 2018, but fear of hacking delayed change | Bay Area joins NVRD

Connecticut: Norwich registrars to update voter registration list | Keeley seeks another recount, new election

Florida: Centenarian honored on NVRD | Polk Co. elections supervisor holds voter registration events across county | Chris King calls for 'modernized' voting systems, AVR

Georgia: Chatham Co. officials push importance of voting | County accused of voter registration irregularities | Election officials stress importance of voting| Gubernatorial candidates trade barbs over a voter groups' probe

Idaho: Elections chief faces scrutiny over homeowner exemption

Illinois: Locals sign up during NVRD | Madigan files brief with SCOTUS defending voting rights | Polling place closed in Decatur

Indiana: Lawmakers set to proposed voting by mail, same-day registration

Kansas: Kobach addresses efforts to thwart voter fraud

Kentucky: New voting equipment unveiled in Jefferson Co.

Michigan: Volunteers bring voter registration to students | County officials not concerned following state voter registration system being targeted for hacking

Minnesota: Lueck calls for voting machine updates

Missouri: MO officials urging people to register to vote

New Hampshire: State sends mixed signals to towns on removal of voters flagged via Crosscheck database

New York: Colonie town clerk absentee ballot lawsuit tossed

North Carolina: Durham elections board ready despite past issues | Gaston Co. celebrates NVRD

Ohio: Maintenance of Butler Co. voting machines raises concerns | Should registered voters in OH who haven't voted in six straight elections be purged from the rolls? | New Cuyahoga Co. initiative will encourage voting | 5 Lorain Co. voting locations changed for November election | Belmont Co. ready to debut new e-poll books

Pennsylvania: House OKS poll watching bill

Tennessee: Church Hill Rescue Squad building, not Clay Lodge will be an early voting site in 2018

Texas: Potter Co. unveils new voting equipment and stickers | NVRD pushes Texans to get out the vote | Schools help 18-year-old students register to vote | County elections department seeks to register more citizens | Countywide polling set for Nov. 7 election

Utah: Audit of 3rd District primary shows weakness in election process

Virginia: A recently restored voter reflects on NVRD

Wisconsin: Racine voting machines decertified, absentee counting process changed | State to end use of ballot-counting machine that had flaw highlighted in recount | DHS now says Russia didn't target Wisconsin voter registration system | Push to increase voter registration in WI | In reversal, feds proclaim Russians did not seek to hack Wisconsin system

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

September 26, 2017

National News: Group lead by Dolphins owner wants to see every professional athlete register to vote | Twitch partners with TurboVote for NVRD

Alaska: Alaska provides public voter data to panel after fee paid

Alabama: Low voter turnout expected; no crossover voting allowed

California: Becerra joins amicus brief to protect voters | California joins 11 states to oppose one of the ways Ohio cancels a voter's registration | County registrar of voters announces NVRD | County to host NVRD events

Colorado: Mobile vote center debuts on NVRD

Delaware: Delaware targeted by hackers in 2016

Florida: Group lead by Dolphins owner wants to see every professional athlete register to vote | Gubernatorial candidate to embark on mini voting rights tour | Hackers tried to gain access to voter information | Seminole elections supervisor: State law loophole robs thousands of voters | Voter registration drive Tuesday across county

Georgia: Lawmakers want new voting machines, but cost a big unknown | John Barrow aims for comeback with bid for secretary of state

Illinois: Cook clerk says AVR will help cleanup voter rolls | PILF says some Southern Illinois counties aren't maintaining voter rolls | Kankakee Co. clerk boasts downward trend in costs

Indiana: Republican's plan would further suppress voting in Marion Co., Dems say | NDVotes prepares for NVRD with event

Iowa: Pate pushes voter registration for citywide elections | Pate says his office informed feds of attempted hack on voter data

Kentucky: Secretary of state rejects claim state has more registered voters than adults

Maine: Democrat on WH voter fraud commission wants to prove president wrong

Minnesota: Secretary of state cries wolf in Russia hacking release

Nevada: Secretary of state encourages voter registration

New Hampshire: NH judge lets voting law SB3 stand

New York: AG Schneiderman leads SCOTUS brief to defend voting rights | Voter registration events planned in Capital Region | Saratoga Co. organization recognizing NVRD | Cuomo launches 'I Voted' sticker competition to commemorate women's suffrage

North Carolina: Russian election hacking? Not in Durham

North Dakota: North Dakota election system targeted, but not breached

Ohio: Sen. Sherrod Brown and others criticize Ohio's voter culling process in SCOTUS briefs | Foes line up against Ohio's removal of inactive voters | Former DOJ officials oppose voter purging process

Pennsylvania: 'You're it," Pa. told of Russian hacking attempt | Federal court lambastes conservative effort to strip felon voting rights in Philly

Tennessee: Bradley Co. voter registration goes online

Virginia: Virginia election serves as first test of US voting system security

Washington: Washington reveals upcoming federal cybersecurity pilot

West Virginia: Scheduling conflicts, polling location changes could lead to lower turnout in Mon Co.

Wisconsin: Big voter registration push on Tuesday | Wisconsin officials awaiting more details on hack attempt | Study says WI voter ID law deterred nearly 17K from voting | Elections agency to consider new security measures | Former GOP Rep. Knudson tapped for elections commission

Wyoming: Wyoming election laws could change | Election law proposals grow from 2016 controversies

Monday, 25 September 2017

September 23-25, 2017

National News: Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking | DHS tells states about Russian hacking during 2016 election | 10 months after Election Day, feds tell states more about Russian hacking | Amid hacking concerns, states switching back to paper ballots

Alabama: No crossover voting in Tuesday's runoff | Alabama among multiple states notified by government of potential election hacking

Alaska: Russian hackers 'unsuccessfully targeted' Alaska voter database | Q&A: How to vote by mail in Anchorage in 2018

Arizona: Russia tried to hack AZ voter-registration system | GOP rival blasts secretary of state over voter data request

California: Challenges mount as rollout of new California voting overhaul nears | Investigating voter fraud, Riverside Co. DA sought 60-plus search warrants | Secretary of state notified by DHS of unsuccessful attempt by Russians | How LA is thinking it will update your voting experience

Colorado: Russian hackers targeted Colorado voting machines

Connecticut: Feds say Russia tried to hack Connecticut's voter reg system

Delaware: Russia targeted Delaware voter registration system without success

Florida: Online voter registration coming in October

Georgia: Lawmakers begin talks about how to replace Georgia's aging voting machine | Georgia resets rules on voter challenges after town got it wrong | Georgia election officials: State not targeted by Russians

Idaho: Idaho not among the state targeted by hackers

Illinois: County extends hours, sites for NVRD | Change imminent in county clerk's office

Indiana: Indiana not one of the 21 states targeted by hackers in '16 | With federal lawsuit pending, GOP and Dems renew fight over early voting | Republican proposes switch to voting centers in Marion Co.

Iowa: Official: Iowa's elections system targeted, but not breached

Kansas: Kobach criticizes NH election law, but KS officials say the law is much the same | Kobach: Kansas election systems not targeted by hackers | Douglas Co. launches program to inform voters about upcoming elections

Maine: Maine election system not targeted by Russians

Michigan: County precincts get new voting machines | Clerk's office holds voter registration drive at Kennedy HS | Secretary of state says Michigan not targeted by Russians | How Traverse City's coming election works | Macomb Co. can try and oust clerk over residency

Minnesota: Secretary of state: Russians targeted Minnesota elections

Nebraska: Nebraska election systems not targeted in hacking case

New York: Corn maze marks 100 years of women voting in New York | Jennifer DiSomma leaves Suffolk elections board | Absentee ballot counts halted amid fraud allegations

North Carolina: Big bill coming for election equipment | NC elections officials: State not targeted in Russian hack

Ohio: Ohio among states targeted by Russians, but no breach | Cuyahoga Co. to spend $23K to replace doors at BOE

Oregon: Russians tried to hack Oregon election systems in 2016

Pennsylvania: Allegheny Co. elections officials say small number of non-citizens cast ballots

Texas: Hackers targeted secretary of state's website, official says | Vega HS earns top marks as state begins student voting initiative | Austinite joins lawsuit against election commission | Texas to change voting in nursing homes--for one election, by accident | Forecast small turnout leads to reduction in polling places | Polling site a source of conflict in Windcrest

Virginia: Four southwest Virginia counties updating voting machine technology

Washington: Russian hackers tried to access Washington's voting system

Wisconsin: Russian hacking attempt in Wisconsin unsuccessful | Voting rights rally attracts lawmakers from across the state | Wisconsin mulls whether to respond to data request | Wisconsin creating elections security team, plan | Green Bay to move some polling sites due to public school safety

Friday, 22 September 2017

September 22, 2017

National News: Group urges Senate to probe DOJ link WH election panel

Colorado: Precinct boundaries changing in New Castle and Carbondale

Florida: Voting center named in honor of Ion Sancho | Early voting resumes Thursday; election Oct. 3

Georgia: 14 canvassers now at center of Ga. voter fraud probe

Idaho: Ada elections official gives advice after identity stolen

Illinois: Polling places to be moved out of 157-C schools effective with March 2018 primary | Student voter registration exceeds 96 percent | Lake Co. honored for 'Vote Like a Couch Potato' campaign

Indiana: County council OKs voting machine upgrades

Kansas: Edwards Co. website aimed at voters

Massachusetts: New this election, high schools students as poll workers | How much will the Stoughton recall election cost?

Michigan: Local officials responsible for bill removing confusing iconography from ballots

Minnesota: Early ranked choice voting starts Friday

Mississippi: Southside voting location approved by board of supervisors

Missouri: Aging election equipment comes with estimated $1m replacement price tag

Montana: Missoula Co. has big plans for NVRD

Nebraska: Gale tells panel 'no' on voters' records

New Hampshire: Voter lawsuit gets new date

New Mexico: NM Supreme Court rejects petition to force RCV in March | County takes part in NVRD

North Carolina: Elections department keeps working, despite little excitement

Ohio: Dorothy Pelanda wants to fight voter fraud but make voting easier | Court upholds ballot access changes for 3rd parties

Pennsylvania: Philly Official: State should immediately identify immigrants improperly registered to vote

Utah: Former Weber Co. clerk remembered for 'tireless public service'

Virginia: In statewide push, Jesse Jackson presses case for voter registration

Washington: Effort afoot to bring ranked choice voting to Seattle

Thursday, 21 September 2017

September 21, 2017

National News: Duckworth champions voting rights expansion amid attacks on right to vote | Sen. Jack Reed: Let's move Election Day to the weekend | ACLU moves from defense to offense | Democratic Senate panel hits election commission | Voter fraud? Presidential nominee looks as if he cast an illegal ballot | West Coast states eye early presidential primaries

California: California's top elections official talks 2018 voting

Colorado: Williams speaks on voter integrity | Only 531 of the 6,648 voters who unregistered since June have come back on the rolls

Florida: Nonprofit group files records request for info about Florida online voter registration | Local officials to dedicate new voting operations center honoring Ion Sancho

Georgia: Minority voter registration drive could end up in court | Georgia AG gets 53 forms in fraud probe

Guam: GEC head: Streamline voter registration

Kansas: ACLU to launch voting rights project next month in Lawrence | Schwab focused on executing if elected secretary of state

Massachusetts: Brockton election chief 'depressed' by low voter turnout

Michigan: Voter registration drive questioned by Adrian city commission candidate

Minnesota: Andy Cilek's quixotic fight against Minnesota's voting dress code

Mississippi: Students cast ballots for homecoming court, register to vote

Montana: Three ballots mentioned in Stapleton letter much to do about nothing, BSB officials say | UM law professor talks recent voter fraud allegations

New Hampshire: Secretary of state's website updated to reflect SB3 changes

New York: Lawmaker to city BOE: Follow the law

North Carolina: Judicial Nominee: I'll follow NC voter ID ruling

Ohio: BOE has changed some polling sites

Pennsylvania: City Commissioner: PennDOT glitch let non-citizens vote in Philly

Rhode Island: Bill approved to establish post-election audit program

South Carolina: Darling County council approves additional building for elections office

Virginia: Voting machines to be replaced due to security woes

West Virginia: New e-poll books this fall for Washington Co.

Wisconsin: Sauk Co. board approves recommendation for nonpartisan redistricting process

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

September 20, 2017

National News: Paper ballots are back in vogue thanks to Russian hacking fears | Kobach defends use of private email

Alaska: Early voting brisk for municipal election

Arizona: Constituents weigh in on voting precinct plan

California: Madera Co. voting system set for demonstrations | Secretary of state urges Nevada Co.'s youth to register to vote

Florida: Wall of Honor unveiled at Supervisor of Elections office | Special election date debated

Illinois: City of Chicago board of election commissioners met Aug. 8

Indiana: Election board member named in lawsuit steps down

Iowa: Groups express concern about rules for Iowa's voter ID law

Kansas: Judges question challenge to voting machines, but case could change state law| Election privacy screens prompt concern

Maryland: Annapolis primary: A glitch here, a glitch there

Michigan: Training offered to help those with disabilities vote | Land to run for secretary of state | 2018 race for secretary of state getting crowded

Mississippi: Forrest Co. election commissioner resigns

Missouri: Kander is on a travel pace rivaling a candidate for a certain national office

Nebraska: Secretary of state will hold data until commission answers questions

New York: NY to alert voters on ballot question

Ohio: Several polling changes dot Richland Co. landscape

Oregon: No fraudulent ballots originated in Central Oregon

Rhode Island: Audit bill approved during special session | House OKs bill to empower BOE to conduct post-election audits

Texas: Denton Co. first in country to unveil new voting equipment

Virginia: Tazewell Co. receiving new voting machines ahead of election | Bath Co. races to get new voting machines

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

September 19, 2017

National News: Election commission draws criticism for use of private emails | Commissioner calls for voter fraud hard-liner's resignation | Obama election commission chair: New fraud panel a 'calamitous failure'

Arizona: Voters may now sign candidate nomination petitions online

Colorado: Sen. Bennet calls for investigation of election integrity panel

Florida: Lee Co. elections postponed again, this time to Oct. 3

Georgia: ACLU demanding changes from secretary of state's office

Indiana: Porter Co. looking to replace manual voting with new electronic equipment

Kansas: Does your vote count? Appeals court hears voting-machine case | Appeals Court to hear Kansas voting audit case | Is Kobach a private citizens on presidential commission? Question will test transparency law

Louisiana: Lafayette Parish early voting location questioned regarding accessibility

Maryland: Maryland election security in doubt after hearing

Massachusetts: New voting machines coming to town | Voting machines tested and ready for Holyoke election

Michigan: MSU joins Big 10 voting challenge | Snyder signs election bill into law

Mississippi: Forrest Co. election commissioner resigns

Nevada: Assemblyman Nelson Araujo enters race for secretary of state

New York: City council runner-up charges election day 'misconduct' in the Bronx

North Carolina: Startup Profile: EasyVote Solutions, seeking to improve how local, state elections are run

Ohio: Parties in lawsuit call OH purges voter suppression

Pennsylvania: Bucks Co. BOE removes more than 15K inactive voters from rolls

Tennessee: Williamson Co. election commission encourages students to register

Texas: Vote centers approved for November elections | ABC13 partners with Univision for 5th annual voter registration drive

Virginia: Grayson Co. gets new voting machines ready | Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks in Lynchburg to encourage voter registration

Washington: Wyman pushes for earlier presidential primary

Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin joins Big Ten Voter Challenge

Monday, 18 September 2017

September 16-18, 2017

National News: President's voter fraud commission proves a magnet for controversy | Residents of US territories ask court to expand voting rights | Experts say use of private email by election commission isn't legal

Alabama: Merrill says cross over voting law will be enforced

California: Lawmakers approve presidential primary in March

Colorado: 10 people in Colorado may have cast two ballots in 2016

Florida: Scott grants additional postponement of elections | Primary election rescheduled to Oct. 3

Georgia: State: County cannot remove voters from registration

Hawaii: Some voters concerned about records sent to election commission

Illinois: New citizens look forward to voting | Special committee approves guidelines to audit Saline Co. clerk

Maryland: College Park vote on noncitizen voting rights was insufficient, city says

Massachusetts: Brockton elections commission foresees low turnout Tuesday

Michigan: New voting machines being installed in Delta Co. | Oakland Co. voters test new voting machines  

Mississippi: State has halted use of Russian software in election systems

Missouri: ACLU lawsuit against Missouri's ID law continues

Nevada: Secretary of state race for 2018 takes an unexpected turn

New Hampshire: Kander calls NH 'ground zero' for voting rights fight | Lawsuit challenges absentee ballot signature process in NH

New Jersey: Rutgers joins Big Ten effort to boost student voter turnout

New Mexico: City attorney argues Santa Fe not prepared for new voting system

New York: New law allows split shifts for elections workers

North Carolina: Still no early voting plan for Watauga

North Dakota: Diversion agreement reached in rare ND voter fraud case

Ohio: LaRose makes case for secretary of state | LWV, Girl Scouts team up for 'VOTER Girl' project

Oregon: 54 cases of potential voter fraud discovered in Oregon | Clatsop Co. hires new clerk

Pennsylvania: Big Ten Voting Challenge aims to boost student voter turnout across the country

Rhode Island: House expects to consider bill allowing audits of ballots

Vermont: Donovan, Condos lead forum on federal versus states' rights

Virginia: Charlottesville tests out new voting machines | Grayson prepares for new voting machines | Some counties scrounging for cash to buy voting machines | Va. Democrats call for vice chairwoman to SBOE to resign in wake of remarks

Washington: Four cases of potential voter fraud in Kitsap Co. | Survey identifies two possible cases of voter fraud in Yakima Co. | Eight in county may have voted twice

Wisconsin: Warrant issued in Douglas Co. election fraud case

Friday, 15 September 2017

September 15, 2017

National News: How 'drop-off' voters differ from consistent voters and nonvoters | Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam | Correction: Voting commission-state response story

Arizona: Maricopa Co. takes extreme measures to protect voting systems

California: New voting system set for public demonstration | Board of supervisors approve new election model

Florida: Irma no obstacle to election. Early voting starts Saturday

Kentucky: Boyd Co. splits 2 precincts

Maine: Judge dismisses Maine inmate's lawsuit alleging denial of voting rights

Maryland: College Park residents are divided on allowing noncitizens to vote

Massachusetts: Norwell approves new voting machines for special election | Early voting not an option in this year's local elections

Michigan: Local cities gear up for election with help from residents | Delta Co. gets new vote tabulating equipment | Alumni continue waging selfie battle

Mississippi: Spruill files appeal with MS Supreme Court in election contest

Montana: Secretary of state denies voter fraud claims | Secretary of state dings media for 'incorrectly' saying he made claims of voter fraud

Nevada: Oscar Delgado won't run for secretary of state

New Hampshire: ACLU talks voter suppression after panel meets in NH | Judge's ruling on voting law sets stage for deep, lengthy review of new ID requirements | Despite court order, controversy over new voting law continues

New Mexico: Ranked choice supporters want to weigh in on court case

New York: Assemblyman proposes to broaden voting rules to boost turnout | De Blasio says it's time to rethink BOE model

Ohio: Seven indicted for illegally registering to vote in Franklin Co.

Tennessee: Voting Rocks meant to encourage young Shelby Co. voters | BMA delays vote on request to combine Rogersville 'inside' voting precincts

U.S. Virgin Islands: DOJ argues for rollback of voting rights in USVI

Utah: Suit over vote-by-mail in San Juan Co. is heading to trial

Vermont: Condos on election commission, same-day voter registration

Virginia: Five Southwest Va. localities forced to scrap touchscreen voting machines | Jesse Jackson implores UVA students to push for automatic voter registration

West Virginia: Secretary of state calls for election cyber vigilance

Thursday, 14 September 2017

September 14, 2017

Arizona: Lisa Marra appointed director of elections

California: Padilla involves school districts in pre-registration initiative with online toolkit

Connecticut: City to hold recounts in four primaries

Delaware: Delaware to send bids for new voting equipment

Guam: Federal court to hear case on territorial rights

Illinois: GOP candidate announces for county clerk

Kentucky: High school seniors optimistic about future turnout of young voters

Maine: Dunlap blasts head of election integrity commission

Maryland: Legislators consider improving Maryland election security | Non-citizens can now vote in College Park

Michigan: Despite snafu by clerks, four communities will get candidates on ballots after all | Fix will fill empty ballots after election clerk errors

Montana: Montana SoS to provide more information on voter fraud claims

New Hampshire: ACLU talks voter suppression on heels of commission meeting | NH as voting rights battleground | Kobach walks back NH voter fraud 'proof' claim

New York: Tuesday's election mistake can't be fixed, board says | Cuomo signs election inspector bill

Ohio: Elections board says it overcame computer malfunction

Oklahoma: Tulsa Co. BOE facing serious shortage of poll workers

Oregon: Oregon elections chief wants earlier presidential primary

Texas: Report: Few high schools in Texas comply with voter registration law | it's law to help high school students to register to vote. Why isn't it happening? | Divided high court blocks orders to redraw Texas election maps

Utah: Voting rights lawsuit over Navajo voting rights to advance to trial

Vermont: Condos celebrates National Voter Registration Month

Virginia: Why does Virginia hold elections in off-off years? | Gloucester to roll out new voting machines on Election Day | Surry voting machines to go | FC council votes to replace voting machines

Washington: More ballot drop boxes coming to Yakima Co.

West Virginia: Elections complaint filed over Justice's pro-road bond remarks to county clerks