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Friday, 20 October 2017

October 20, 2017

California: City faces lawsuit over elections | Judge rules against former councilman in his election lawsuit | New voting model coming to county

Colorado: Ballot drop boxes make it easier than ever to cast your vote

Connecticut: Allegations of forgery over absentee ballots surface in West Haven

Florida: Does this candidate's last name start with a G or T? she's suing to change the ballot

Georgia: Floyd BOE prints in-house ballots to improve voter experience

Illinois: Innovative student voter model earns national recognition | Move revived to disband Aurora election commission | Study support consolidation of Winnebago Co. clerk and recorder offices

Indiana: County mulls voting machine upgrade | Secretary of state congratulates county on vote center plan | Lawmakers push for election day registration, no-excuse absentee voting | Election panel recommends changes to improve voting access

Kansas: Douglas Co. mailer drives huge increase in advance voting interest for upcoming elections

Louisiana: Recount changes just one vote

Maine: Believers, doubters square off on ranked-choice | Ranked-choice law still needs 16 amendments for proper implementation

Michigan: Voters vet new voting equipment

Minnesota: Douglas Co. exploring system to speed up voting

New Jersey: Union Co. clerk offers extra opening for vote-by-mail | Gujarati language now featured on NJ elections site

New York: City launches pilot program to hire Russian-speaking poll workers | Milton election inspector fired over lawn sign

North Carolina: Judge issues temporary stay on Plemmons early voting site

Ohio: Decker appointed to board of elections

Oklahoma: Resignations, accusations and death create 8 legislative openings

Pennsylvania: Westmoreland voting machines declared election-ready | Washington Co. seeks election day workers; two polling places change | Boileau re-hired by county to work election

Texas: LWV to study cybersecurity of Harris Co. elections

Thursday, 19 October 2017

October 19, 2017

National News: Dems want probe of WH voter fraud commission

California: Conservative group sets sights on state's Voting Rights Act

Colorado: Colorado's Michael Bennet calls for investigation into WH voter panel | Griswold outraises Williams in secretary of state's race

Georgia: Georgia must keep voter registration open until 30 days before election, federal judge rules | Officials investigating post allegedly offering free gas to voters

Illinois: Advocates threaten to block McLean Co. election consolidation effort | Group seeks end of Aurora election commission

Indiana: Mall vote center replaced

Kansas: New machines to make voting easier

Maine: Maine's member of WH voter fraud commission decries 'vacuum of information'

Massachusetts: Judge rejects bid to toss suit on voting rights in Lowell | While proven popular, early voting not allowed in upcoming town election

Michigan: Local residents can try out next generation voting equipment | Livingston Co. commissioners recognize Ruth Munzel

Nevada: District court judge's comments on felons voting raises questions

North Carolina: Early voting kicks off Thursday; County to test paper ballots | Voting machines delayed

Ohio: Washington Co. poll workers training for Nov. 7

Rhode Island: Embattled ex-RI BOE head Kando files new suit in state court

Texas: Challenge to Texas voter ID law should be over, AG argues | Emails reveal Dallas Co. elections administrator soliciting favors from vendors

Utah: Mark Thomas named new Utah Senate chief of staff

West Virginia: Women's voting league talks polling

Wisconsin: 50+ years in prison for man after sexual assault of poll worker

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

October 18, 2017

National News: Conflict mounts inside voting fraud commission in the wake of child porn arrest | A death and more questions for president's voter fraud commission

Arkansas: Arkansan on voter fraud commission dies at 52

California: Majority of Pasadena council supports shifting election dates

Connecticut: Bridgeport ordered to hold 2 elections

Florida: Online voter registration form may violate law that created it, elections chief says

Illinois: McLean Co. board chair seeks input on election functions

Iowa: Linn Co. considers $227K in voting equipment upgrades

Louisiana: Rare recount on tap in New Orleans city council race

Maine: Lawmakers at odds over voter-approved ranked-choice voting

Massachusetts: Judge rejects city attempt to dismiss Lowell voting rights suit

Maryland: Washington Co. pitches building near senior center for early voting

Michigan: Poll workers learn about new machines | Your voting experience at the polls should run smoother in Michigan | Jocelyn Benson enters Michigan secretary of state race | Benson launches SOS run with 30-minute guarantee

Mississippi: Supervisors consolidate polling precincts

Montana: Ballots for Missoula election to be mailed Wednesday

Nevada: Lawsuit seeks to strike down Nevada's recall election laws

New York: Yates Co. thanks election workers

Ohio: Husted names Decker to board of elections

Pennsylvania: Poll workers needed

Tennessee: Rulings issued in Bluff City election law violation case

Texas: How the TX redistricting lawsuit outlived a voter who sued | ADA repairs for vote center cost more than expected

Virginia: Getting ready for election day

Washington: Wyman pushing to move up presidential primary | Eight new drop boxes installed before ballots mailed

West Virginia: WV AG says election pamphlet law unconstitutional | Road vote in Kanawha decided by 11 percent of voters, cost $218K

Wisconsin: Wisconsin election official blames AG for keeping him from talking about gerrymandering

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

October 17, 2017

National News: State officials to be given access to 2016 election cyberattack data

Alabama: Senator's proposal would mean fewer special elections

California: Humboldt Co. elections officials test equipment to make sure every vote counts | City council to consider new election cycle | California voters who don't speak English will get more help in 2018

Colorado: El Paso Co.'s new election equipment expected to save division time, money

Connecticut: Greenwich registrars: Make sure your votes are counted

Georgia: New voting machines getting first test in metro Atlanta | So far, so good on debut of new paper-ballot machines in Ga. | Court allows Fulton Co. to extend election day voting

Illinois: McLean Co. clerk candidates scrap over election duties

Iowa: Protestors voice concerns over Iowa's voter ID laws | Secretary of state's office considers proposals to implement new voter ID law

Louisiana: Schedler: After low voter turnout, time to rethink elections in Louisiana

Maine: Lawmakers take another stab at implementing ranked-choice voting | Ranked choice voting approved via referendum still stymies Maine Legislature

Maryland: UMD student running for city council: College Park must expand absentee voting

Massachusetts: Rep. Marc Lombardo supporting early voting reimbursement efforts

Michigan: Farmington area voters will see new machines, smaller ballots | Jocelyn Benson to make another run for secretary of state

Nevada: Lawsuit aims to stop recall attempts targeting 3 state senators

Ohio: Man gets probation for illegally voting | Dorothy Pelanda ends campaign to become Ohio's secretary of state

Pennsylvania: Help Wanted: Struggle to hire poll workers

Rhode Island: Elections board member challenges Block complaint

Texas: Funding approved for sidewalk at new Brown Co. elections office

Virginia: Some voters wait until final day to register

Monday, 16 October 2017

October 14-16, 2017

National News: Senator wants Kaspersky out of US voting systems| Wary of hackers, states move to upgrade voting systems | States try to secure their voting systems ahead of 2018 | DHS and top election officials finally meet to begin hashing out 'critical infrastructure' designation | Voter fraud commission researcher arrested on child pornography charges

Alabama: Elections officials remain confused over which felons may vote

Arkansas: Columbia Co. earns award for 2016 election pilot project

California: Governor signs Gloria and Weber's county election reform bill | Lawmaker wants to make ranked voting method constitutional | Two new remote access vote-by-mail systems approved by secretary of state

Colorado: Boulder Co. ballots, election equipment pass tests

Connecticut: State, local officials preparing for more cyber attacks on voting systems | Secretary of state stresses importance of voting | Registrars complete state-mandated audit of ballots

Florida: Closed primary election draw scrutiny | Polling place changes for November election

Georgia: Conyers tests new voting machines that include paper ballot | First test starts Monday for new paper-ballot machines in Georgia

Illinois: Peoria, Springfield are examples for consolidation

Iowa: Lederman answers questions about Iowa voter registration

Louisiana: Mail-in ballot turnout surprises Caddo registrar | Voting precinct forced to relocate after building fire

Maine: Dunlap says he's hear nothing from WH panel

Maryland: Alec Ross, candidate for governor, pitches voting by mail, online and in jails | Election officials talk logistics for write-in city candidates

Massachusetts: Ranked-choice voting bill finds support at hearing

Michigan: Kent Co. voters will see new voting equipment in November

New Jersey: What's that new language on NJ election site?

North Carolina: Voting defamation suit seeks to widen net, accuses GOP attorneys of conspiracy | Wake Co. judge rules on App State early voting site

Pennsylvania: York group rallies to give Pa. no excuse ballots

Tennessee: Election commission approves Hawkins Elm. as new Rogersville polling place

Texas: LWV gets grant to mitigate voter ID law | Gregg Co. voting change about convenience | LWV files suit against secretary of state

Utah: What to know about canceled elections and voter registration

Virginia: Brentsville Historic Centre will be an in-person absentee voting center

West Virginia: Poll workers fail to add early voting ballots, but outcome of road bond is unchanged

Wisconsin: Wauwatosa schools not on the list of polling places for 2018

Friday, 13 October 2017

October 13, 2017

National News: Even liberal states have tough voting requirements because parties like it | Voter fraud commission violates federal law, lawsuit says

Arizona: AZ voter registration system no longer considered to be targeted by Russian hackers

California: Brown signs bill that could change San Diego Co. elections process

Connecticut: Voter technology to be routinely audited by secretary of state

Georgia: Election office prepares for early voting period

Illinois: Can we get by with just three election judges

Indiana: Allen Co. tabs new early voting site

Kentucky: State board of elections launches redesigned website

Massachusetts: Acton senator's ranked-choice voting bill sees sizable support in hearing | Rep. Crocker supports effort to reimburse cities and towns for early voting

Michigan: From hanging chads to voting machines, Ruth Munzel calls it a career | Kent Co. gets new voting equipment

Missouri: Voter ID options explained

Montana: County commissioners reviewing election of elections administrator

Nebraska: State senator renews call for voter photo ID | Murante says election concerns argue for voter photo ID

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. clerk's office refutes GOP election claims | State rules Atlantic Co. clerk's office has proper procedures in place

New York: 'Beyond Suffrage' exhibit presents 100 years of women's political activism | Voting machines tested for upcoming election

Ohio: Franklin Co. to buy BOE building for $7.5M

Pennsylvania: Boilea leaving as director of elections

South Carolina: County: No voter turned away

Tennessee: Changes on the way to how people vote in Rutherford Co.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

October 12, 2017

National News: Obama-linked group asks for temporary injunction against voting fraud commission

Alaska: Absentee ballot tally brought vote counting for municipal election to a close

Colorado: Routt Co. elections team: Come try the new voting equipment

Connecticut: Greenwich election audit turns up uncounted votes

Florida: Florida's long-awaited voter-registration site live, but not complete | Proposal calls for elected secretary of state

Georgia: Emory area will be included in Atlanta election if annexation approved

Illinois: Kane Co. Clerk's Office partners with LWV to promote voter registration

Indiana: Early voting sites changing in '18 | Election Board: Satellite voting centers to remain | Early voting will continue thanks to new south-side location

Louisiana: New Orleans early voting portends weak turnout Saturday

Michigan: Homecoming provides opportunity to test run new voting equipment | Macomb Co. clerk battling again with county, union officials

Missouri: Saturday election proves successful according to BOE

New Hampshire: Amid internal tension, Gardner stands by voter fraud commission | Judge merges 2 lawsuits challenging NH voter law

New Jersey: Are NJ's voting machines vulnerable to hacking?

North Carolina: Election results came in late for Raleigh City Council

Pennsylvania: Pedro Cortes, Pa. secretary of state, steps down

Rhode Island: Block's 'voter analysis' debated before RI elections board

Tennessee: NAACP-Murfreesboro to host forum on Rutherford Co. election changes

Texas: County ditches STAR-Vote's innovative voting system

Washington: New push coming for automatic voter registration

Wisconsin: Campus leaders advocate for out-of-state student voting rights | Voter fraud case dropped

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

October 11, 2017

National News: US voting machines susceptible to hacking by foreign actors | The race to secure voting tech gets an urgent jumpstart | After Russian election hack, U.S. security advisors form group to make 2020 race unhackable | Democratic member isn't sure of voter fraud panel will ever meet again

Florida: Johnson named 'I Voted' contest winner | Manatee school board urged to reconsider special election

Georgia: Atlanta Hawks players and staff kick off the RISE voter registration program

Iowa: Linn Co. residents have few options for early voting

Maine: Waterville moves polling place

Massachusetts: Occupy Natick to hold ranked choice voting presentation | Springfield to employ robo calls to remind people to vote | Lynn reprints Ward 3 election ballots after spotting an error

Michigan: County's election equipment supplier opens first Michigan office

New Hampshire: Lawmakers weigh expanding SB3 wrongful voting penalties

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. GOP raise more questions about the clerk's office

New York: NY inches its way toward easier ballot access | 'Vampire Removal' ads in NY promote voter registration

North Carolina: Deadline to register is Friday, except for one-stop voting           

Ohio: Better safe than sorry: BOE tests voting machines twice | Candidate uses security breach at election headquarters to campaign on transparency | Elections board to have job fair

Tennessee: YCEC sets guidelines for vote centers | How pumpkin went from ordinary cat to Athens celebrity

Texas: Appeals court declines bid to speed up voter ID ruling

Virginia: Virginia voters ditching touchscreen machines for paper ballots | William & Mary Law students help convicted felons restore their right to vote

Wisconsin: UW-Madison: 2016 campus voting campaign successful, despite drop in turnout

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

October 10, 2017

National News: Hacker study: Russia could get into US voting machines | US governors, hackers, academics team up to secure elections | Electionland wins online journalism award

California: Menlo Park: Election reformers recommend ranked choice voting | Ventura approves change to elections

Colorado:  Clerk and recorder pilots new tracking service for voters

Connecticut: New Haven, Cheshire polling places selected for audit

Florida: Head of state elections supervisors 'very pleased' with rollout of new OVR system | Plant City polling site moves due to traffic

Indiana: School admin building could be vote center in 2018

Louisiana: Early voter turnout mixed locally | Early voting in NOLa may have been reduced by weather, but still on par with 2010 | There's been a 'staggering decline' in Louisiana state election turnout, LSU research shows

Michigan: New voting equipment will be available next month

New York: Deadline looms to declare party affiliation for next year's New York primaries | Cattaraugus Co. extends hours

North Carolina: District attorney, nonprofit spar over handling of alleged voter fraud cases | With more polling places, Wake Co.'s early-voting turnout sets a record | Woodhouse replaced as Wake elections chair

North Dakota: Fargo commissioners disagree on election reform

Ohio: Summit Co. BOE building unlocked when closed for Columbus Day

Rhode Island: Dispute arises over potential loophole in mail balloting

Tennessee: Montgomery Co.'s first all-local primary | Ranked choice voting faces repeal effort

Texas: Voter registration deadline could affect Harvey evacuees

Utah: Park City voters must soon put their names on the rolls

Monday, 09 October 2017

October 7-9, 2017

National News: If Russia comes calling, Feds and states united for election cybersecurity | Election fraud panel leader sought to weaken federal voting rights, documents show

Alabama: In wake of reports, Alabama clarifies that some felons can vote despite debts

Alaska: Absentee, early ballots boost turnout, but still short of 2016 numbers | No change in Sitka elections following absentee count

Arizona: Secretary of state: Arizona's election hacking was 'much ado about nothing'

California: Mendocino responds to grand jury reports | Last year's costly special election has council looking for alternatives

Florida: Leon Co. gets online voter registration system | Florida's population grows, but list of active voters shrinks

Georgia: Gwinnett says it's making 'enormous strides' towards Spanish-language materials | New elections building should be done this month

Illinois: Kane Co. could save thousands of dollars by using fewer precinct judges

Indiana: Newly registered teen voters in Hobart, Hammond ineligible for Nov. 7 special elections

Iowa: Monticello native in center of Linn Co. election frenzy

Louisiana: Early voting suspended as Nate approaches | Early voting cut short as Nate approaches

Massachusetts: Beverly gets new voting machines | New election commissioner hoping Nov. 7 will see larger turnout

Michigan: New voting equipment coming to Georgetown Twp. | New Berrien Co. voting equipment to be demonstrated

Minnesota: GOP governor hopefuls all back voter ID | Ranked-choice voting alters calculus in races | How ranked choice voting works

Mississippi: New election commissioner observes process

Nebraska: Overstreet eager to begin role as election commissioner

New York: Genesee Co. buys new voting equipment

North Carolina: Early voting turnout 230 percent larger than 2 years ago

Oklahoma: Lawmaker resignations cause growing special election costs for state

Rhode Island: Emails reveal maneuverings around elections board director's job

Tennessee: Nellie Anderson to retire as Stewart Co. election administrator

Texas: New voting machines to be more efficient, secure | Group aims to register 1K Latino voters for Hispanic Heritage Month | $1M worth of iPads mostly unused after being purchased for local elections

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections system office on St. Croix destroyed; St. Thomas-St. John office in operation

Virginia: Washington Co. voters will use paper ballots | Paper ballots make a comeback in Virginia this fall | Arlington election officials finding a steady, manageable level of interest

West Virginia: Secretary of state's office confident in electronic voting machines

Wyoming: Falling on 'deaf ears': County clerks work toward replacing aging voting equipment | Absentee ballots are the only early voting option in LCCC election