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Friday, 06 October 2017

October 6, 2017

National News: How civil rights groups are fighting president's voter fraud commission | Groups nationwide celebrated the centennial of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer | Who's really in charge of the voting fraud commission? | Senate probe of alleged Russian election hacking inconclusive | Russian meddling in 2018 elections may prove difficult for Congress to stop

Alaska: Nearly 4K ballots outstanding in Fairbanks borough election

Colorado: Denver elections director and CIO share advice to secure elections

Connecticut: 2 Greenwich polling sites to be audited by state | Election results to be audited of New London polling locations

Florida: No complaints for Florida OVR system, few users so far | Leaders consider proposed constitutional amendment to allow more felons to vote

Kansas: Kobach plan for president included federal voting law changes | New service allows students, residents to receive local election reminders

Massachusetts: Recount leaves Holyoke race unchanged

Michigan: Bay Co. clerk files to run for House | Voting equipment set for election | Burton clerk, deputy clerk on leave after police launch investigation

New Jersey: Improper handling blamed for Atlantic Co. ballot mix-up

New York: 2018 looking like a busy year for Genesee Co. BOE | There's a winner in the 'I Voted' sticker contest | Election commissioners trying to find new polling location

North Dakota: Fargo elections task force member may seek citizens' initiative to get approval voting on ballot

Ohio: Pumpkin the cat celebrates 5 years with Athens Co. BOE

Pennsylvania: Officials discuss voter registration access at forum | Bucks Co. moves three polling places for November         

Tennessee: Electronic poll books to be tested | Local primary election in May will cost $150K, close schools

Virginia: State officials working to maintain voting integrity following hack attempt | Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre to be used for in-person absentee voting

Washington: Clallam canvassing board to look into one case of potential 2016 voter fraud | Wyman on push to get younger voters involved

West Virginia: More than 1800 precincts to be staffed for Saturday's vote

Wisconsin: Former Hudson mayor, assembly member appointed to state elections commission

Thursday, 05 October 2017

October 5, 2017

National News: Think AVR just benefits Democrats? Not necessarily

Alabama: Too poor to vote: How Alabama's 'new poll tax' bars thousands from voting

Arizona: Maricopa Co. touts changes as mechanism to easier voting process | Changes to make voting process more accessible, says county

California: Big changes coming to LA Co. elections | Monterey Co. elections office unveils new ballot design | Ex-Poway mayor sues over voting rights act

Florida: Closed primary elections draw scrutiny | Constitution Commission considers voting rights for NPAs, ex-felons

Georgia: N. Fulton early voting locations announced

Indiana: State denies consolidation law is voter suppression

New Jersey: Atlantic City GOP pol says he received mail-in ballot already filled out

North Carolina: Raleigh opens five additional early voting sites | Starting Wednesday you have more options for early voting

Pennsylvania: Judge: Lawsuit running out of time to alter 2018 elections | Keep your animals at home when heading to the polls

Tennessee: Tennessee man arrested on voter fraud charges

Texas: Harvey ruined county polling places | Lubbock Co. elections office reveals new voting machines | Judge blocks Texas secretary of state's office from giving voter info to WH panel | Harris Co. clerks says to early vote | How residents displaced by Harvey can cast a ballot in November

Virginia: Gloucester, Poquoson will use new voting machines in November | Prosecutor asked to investigate case of presidential nominee who apparently voted illegally

Washington: Secretary of state finds new cases of possible voter fraud | Secretary of state tell young voters to vote

Wisconsin: Democrat's bill restores elections commission staff

Wednesday, 04 October 2017

October 4, 2017

National News: Russian hacking fuels return to paper ballots | Justice Kennedy in hot seat in major voting rights case

Alaska: Voter turnout drops after strong showing in 2016

Arkansas: Benton Co. officials OK new voting machines

California: Voter registration in OC high schools: Nowhere to go but up

Connecticut: Stamford primary faces another recount

Florida: Will Florida banish the ghost of Jim Crow? | 2 paths to restoring felon voting rights in Florida

Georgia: Lawsuit claims House districts redrawn to remove minority voters

Indiana: Lawrence Co. will vote at 1 of 10 voting centers next election | Hammond polling location moved

Louisiana: Few are early voting for the Oct. 14 election

Minnesota: Gustavus students allowed, encouraged to participate in local elections

Nebraska: Overstreet appointed Hall Co. election commissioner

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. Republican committee requests investigation into ballot fraud

New Mexico: Workers sue state on paid time to vote | Technical issues cause long wait times for some Albuquerque voters

New York: Dems hope to close loopholes, open voting

North Carolina: Columbus Co. maintenance director makes recommendations on BOE building

Ohio: Clermont commissioners approve increase in poll worker pay

Pennsylvania: Student receive sweet reward when they register to vote

South Dakota: Krebs: WH panel can buy SD voter data

Tennessee: Memphis city council discusses ranked choice voting

Texas: Pasadena councils approves $1.1M settlement agreement in voting rights case | Texas high schools are supposed to help students register to vote | Russian hackers never targeted Dallas Co. elections | Commissioners approve central counting station at elections office

Virginia: Voting machines replaced to comply with state law

Washington: Secretary of state comes to CBC to talk upcoming elections

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

October 3, 2017

National News: US senator seeks cyber info from voting machine makers | Should Election Day be on a weekend? | New document shows inner workings of WH voter fraud probe

Arizona: Dems will try again to overturn 'ballot harvesting' ban

California: Governor signs one, vetoes one of Stern's civic engagement bills

Colorado: Garfield Co. to adjust precinct lines after election

Georgia: ACLU gets involved in county voting issue | Conservative group targets rural Ga. counties over voter rolls | Buckhead resident makes fighting voter apathy his full-time job

Kansas: Historic change may be coming to a ballot near year | GOP candidates for secretary of state respond to ACLU voting rights campaign

Louisiana: Advocates believe Louisiana's voting rights have been under attack | Tufts University studies voter engagement

Mississippi: Lauderdale supervisors approve purchase of new voting equipment | Forrest Co. board of supervisors approve new election commissioner | DeSoto commissioners cancel special election

New Hampshire: Club formed to fix voting system | Second batch of Gardner documents shows many asked him not to release their information to WH panel

Oregon: Elections offices reject votes due to 'non-matching' signatures

Pennsylvania: Berks Co. struggles to find poll workers for Election Day

Tennessee: Secretary of state on hand as Ravenswood students join in voter registration drive

Texas: New voting machines tested

Washington: Rep Rick Larsen talks to students about voting

Monday, 02 October 2017

September 30-October 2, 2017

National News: The few Dems on WH voter fraud panel push back | Administration furthers states' frustration over election hacking

Arizona: ACLU group asks AZ to restore voting rights to ex-felons

Arkansas: Election commission rejects Elliott as coordinator

California: A sloppy signature might keep your 2018 ballot from being counted | Elections officials seek 'clarity' when it comes to checking ballot signatures

Colorado: You'll soon be able to vote with the touch of a finger | Mesa Co. elections office making sure your vote counts

Florida: Online voter registration begins today in Florida | Once called too risky, Florida online voter registration finally arrives | Florida voter rights restoration supporters collected 124K signatures

Illinois: Chicago voters to get a year of identity protection | Wilmette volunteers celebrate democracy on NVRD

Indiana: Decatur Co. poll workers honored by secretary of state

Kansas: ACLU kicks off nationwide voting effort on Kris Kobach's home turf | Voting experts to discuss voter suppression in Kansas

Michigan: Judge dismisses Gladwin ballot tampering case

New Hampshire: Gardner releases documents related to participation on WH panel

New Mexico: New petition filed to force ranked-choice voting | Ranked-choice petition heads to district court

North Carolina: Wake elections board violates law in naming new chair

Ohio: Butler Co. reinstates maintenance contract for voting machines

Rhode Island: Former candidate files complaint over RI voter registration

Texas: Pasadena mayor pitches $1M settlement to end voting rights suit | State official says Texas not targeted by Russian hackers

Virginia: Voting like it's 1999: Va. jurisdictions to back up ballots on paper

Wisconsin: Wisconsin has made progress heading off election hackers, but more could be done

Friday, 29 September 2017

Thursday, 28 September 2017

September 28, 2017

National News: Homeland Security clarifying state election hacking attempts | Twitter spurred the discussion on NVRD

Alabama: Secretary of state promises to prosecute crossover voters | Probate judge said e-poll books streamlined process

California: County preps for voting changes | California says election systems weren't targeted after all | California moves up 2020 primary elections to March | Interview with Alex Padilla | California refuses to share election data

Florida: Ex-senators pitch voting rights amendment | Are Lee Co. voters' rights being suppressed

Georgia: Election commission agrees to pay $250 for voter data

Illinois: This will not be the last NVRD, advocacy groups say

Iowa: Elections chief to seek tech upgrades to block cyber-hackers | Secretary of state often absent, on phone for meetings

Louisiana: Felon voting-rights case appeal lands at Baton Rouge court

Maryland: Shade blasts BOE for changing election night process

Massachusetts: Ranked choice voting coming to the Island | Headd asks for recount | 'Creepy' clown candidate bring police to college polling place

Michigan: Gearing up to vote | Macomb Co. files suit to try to kick its troublesome clerk out

Nebraska: Gale will check disputed voter registration data

New Jersey: Updated Union Co. app provides voter info

North Carolina: Link Transit mulls free fare days for primary, general elections

Ohio: The Ohio State Univ. joins Big Ten Voting Challenge | Elections board trying to fill early vote and Election Day jobs | Lois Mollett: 52 years as a county elections poll worker | Amount of Ohio poll workers needed could be reduced

Pennsylvania: No voter record hacking reports in North'd Co. | House OKs poll-watching bill

Texas: Feds, Hidalgo Co. reach settlement on accessibility

Virginia: Culpepper ready for November

Wisconsin: State treasurer to Legislature: Penalize Dane Co. for funding ID study | Dems introduce bill to automatically register citizens to vote

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