Nice Social Bookmark

All articles

Friday, 09 March 2018

March 9, 2018

National News: Report: Little progress on Us voting security | Democrats want millions for FBI and states to protect elections

Alabama: Houston Co. looks at making polling locations hi-tech

Arizona: Phoenix will likely change how elections are conducted

Florida: Scott, Cabinet delay dozens of voting rights cases

Georgia: Bill to update Georgia's voting machines runs into resistance | Sen. Josh McKoon celebrates formally qualifying for secretary of state

Illinois: Election protection available during early voting| Stickers become sticky issue for clerk | Clerk instructed not to distribute 'I Early Voted' stickers | Illinois SBOE takes steps to ensure voter security

Indiana: Clerk to take over Porter Co. election duties

Iowa: Cerro Gordo Co. to implement new voter ID laws this year | House Democrats voice objections to Iowa's new election law

Kansas: ACLU: Report to Kobach shows 5 illegal voters out of 1.3M ballots | Federal judge to Kobach: 'That's not how trials are conducted'

Maryland: MD House of delegates passes bill to allow same-day voter registration | County ponders ballot problems

Massachusetts: State kicks in $7400 for Attleboro's special primary election

Michigan: As hacking fears mount, Michigan election security gets middling marks | Online voter registration plan on the move in Michigan | Voter registration would get easier under bills being debated in Legislature

Minnesota: Voter apparel not a hot topic in south-central Minnesota

Mississippi: Did Delbert Hosemann just confirm a bid for Lt. Gov?

Missouri: County clerk admits mistake in closing two polling stations

Nevada: New poll tech increases ballot access | Attorneys suspect tens of thousands of Nevadans wrongly stripped of right to vote

New Hampshire: Bill allowing secretary of state to postpone town meetings passes | Who should have the power to reschedule Town Meetings? Senate sides with secretary of state

New Mexico: Many reasons cited for slow vote results

New York: East Rockaway, Lynbrook parents: Stop voting at schools | CNY election boss pushing for 12 days of early voting in NY | Former Ulster elections commissioner Victor Work dies

North Carolina: Here's which NC counties have ancient voting machines | Sharpsburg: A case study in voter disenfranchisement

Pennsylvania: Dauphin Co. polling places changing for disabled-voter accessibility

Tennessee: Attorney challenges mayoral election date

Texas: Recount requested in Dallas Co. race | Manufacturer will replace 'slow' Gregg Co. voting computers | 2 votes made in error to likely prompt new election in Terry Co.

Utah: Utah enacts widespread election law changes

Wisconsin: Chippewa Valley Votes helps register people to vote

Thursday, 08 March 2018

March 8, 2018

National News: Senators ask vote machine vendors about Russian access to source code | Push to bolster election security stalls in Senate

Alabama: Voter rights restoration workshops help those convicted of certain crimes get back to the polls | House committee approves amendment ending some special elections

California: Elections chief says state security is strong | Three Sonoma Co. employees vie to become clerk-recorder

Georgia: Georgia's plan to scrap voting machines moves to the House | Georgia moves to replace hackable electronic voting machines | Barcodes stir anxiety as Ga. eyes new voting system | NAACP, Common Cause urge 11th Circuit to revive voting lawsuit

Idaho: Secretary of state named to national position

Illinois: Will Co. clerk's office tests election equipment | Eleven Northwest suburban polling locations changing

Indiana: Fewer places to vote early among key revisions

Kansas: Video of Kobach's testimony could give insight on conversations with president | Witness: Kansas law added hours to signup process | Kansas Democratic Party official instructed KU student not to provide documents to vote

Maine: Matt Dunlap talks lawsuits and legislation

Massachusetts: Wakefield selectmen support Galvin polling place plan | Oregon blazes a path for Massachusetts on automatic voter registration

Minnesota: Push to restore parolees voting rights re-emerges at the Minnesota Capitol

New Hampshire: NH tells towns: No, you can't delay elections even if it snows a lot

New Mexico: Santa Fe announces new mayor after late night | Analysis: RCV's third-round count was crucial in Santa Fe mayor's race | Governor OKs consolidating most local elections

New York: Budget amendment would allow early voting in St. Lawrence Co. | Syracuse Common Council may support early voting bill

North Carolina: Dozens of local elections board paralyzed weeks before primaries

Ohio: Canton moves to reduce long lines at polling places

Oregon: Oregon blazes a path for Massachusetts on automatic voter registration

Pennsylvania: Parents concerned about student safety | Election officials ponder new, updated voting machines

Texas: Big turnout, some glitches in the primaries across the Houston area |Robstown residents indicted on multiple counts of voter fraud | Starr Co. election fraud case reveals votes cast by those deceased | Civil rights groups raise concerns about Harris Co. voting issues | Calls for a change in Harris Co. after problems surface on Election Day | Smith Co. ballots momentarily misplaced due to election judge error | Henderson Co. early voting claims she wasn't allowed to use voter guide when voting

Virginia: Goodman sworn in as Powhatan's first black electoral board member

West Virginia: Voter fraud, tampering misinformation prompts secretary of state to demo electronic voting system

Wyoming: Officials seek input on voting, elections

Wednesday, 07 March 2018

March 7, 2018

National News: Wyden questions top voting machine manufacturer over reported security gaps | President suggests paper voting system to combat meddling | Election agency carries on despite GOP resistance | Democracy's Gatekeepers: 2018's secretary of state elections

Alabama: Lester polling place to remain open

Arizona: Republicans, Democrats looking to unseat Reagan

Arkansas: Election commission to meet

California: California voters with sloppy signatures must have a chance to correct them, court rules

Delaware: Election commissioner: Delaware's voting machines are safe. New ones will be even better

Florida: Florida puts voting rights requests on hold due to lawsuit

Illinois: Kane Co. clerk encourages early voting

Indiana: Voter registration comes to high schools

Kansas: Kobach, ACLU spar as trial over proof-of-citizenship law kicks off | Kobach defends Kansas voter registration law

Massachusetts: Merits of voter registration limit argued before high court | SJC hears arguments on voter registration | Slow day at the polls for override vote

Michigan: Ann Arbor voting locations temporarily moved due to construction

Minnesota: Anoka Co. will buy electronic voting rosters | St. Paul councilmember pleads not guilty in voting case

Nevada: As the election approaches, Nevada officials say your vote is secure

New Mexico: Results delayed hours in city's first ranked-choice election | Santa Fe turns out in city's first ranked-choice election | Webber elected Santa Fe mayor in first ranked-choice election | Toulouse Oliver releases draft absentee voting rule

New York: Suffolk police may beef up patrols at polling places in April

North Carolina: Cooper: Judges got it wrong on elections board ruling

Pennsylvania: Residents call on county to return to paper ballots | Centre to lobby for new county voting systems

Rhode Island: Former secretary of state files to run for governor

South Dakota: Senate passes new rules for initiative petition circulators

Texas: Texas election security scrutinized: Parker Co. elections administrator unworried | Voting official: Few problems in first hours in Harris Co. | Harris Co. clerk says ballots safe from tampering | Problems reported at several Houston-area polling locations | Despite 'tired' computers, Gregg voting turnout solid | Confusion on East End about voting sites | New hi-tech approach causing some problems at polling locations | Smith Co. slow to post election returns | County clerk workers begin counting ballots | Several Travis Co. polling places have wait times of at least 20 minutes | UT Tyler students serving as poll workers during primary | You vote. You get the sticker. You take the picture

Vermont: Chittenden Co. voters take to the polls on Town Meeting Day

Wisconsin: Elmbrook considering risks of polling places to students' safety

Wyoming: Buchanan sworn in as secretary of state

Tuesday, 06 March 2018

March 6, 2018

National News: Senate panel to take up Homeland Security reauthorization | Senators make new push to improve election security

Alabama: More groups support voter ID lawsuit

California: Sacramento Co. shows off changes to voting system | Sacramento Co. voters are about to see big changes in how they cast their ballots

Florida: Bay Co. SOE hosts PEO training day

Illinois: Ives rips Emanuel over municipal ID card for voting | Voters encouraged to call election protection hotline | Some Rock Island Co. voters say polling locations are biased | Cook Co. clerk offers 'wait time viewer' for early voting | DuPage voters to consider proposal to merge county offices

Indiana: George Wolfe announces candidacy for secretary of state | Election reforms approved by Senate die in House | Senate approves plan to break deadlock on Lake election precinct consolidation

Kansas: Kobach, representing himself, to face ACLU over whether thousands in Kansas can vote | Federal trial for Kansas' voter registration law set to begin |Lawmakers: Could Kansas be liable if voter fraud database leaks?

Kentucky: Faulkner outlines new polling places

Maine: Petition approval puts Maine on track to use ranked choice voting in June primaries | Mainers to test RCV while deciding whether to keep it

Massachusetts: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to consider voter registration case | Push for AVR continues despite loss of key proponent

Nebraska: 1 in 10 polling places will change in Douglas Co. for May primary

New Hampshire: New 'voting advocacy' group launches TV ad urging Sununu to veto GOP-backed bills

New Mexico: Santa Fe deciding next mayor by ranked choice voting | Election day arrives: Here's what you need to know to vote

North Carolina: GOP's 8-member elections-ethics board struck down | Ruling closes door on eight-member NC elections board

Texas: Experts say electronic voting machines aren't secure. So Travis Co. is designing its own | Harris Co. election officials prepare for big turnout | Here are the ID rules to vote in Tuesday's primaries | Smith Co. voters may cast their ballots at any of the 34 polling stations | Texas sees impressing early voting turnout before Tuesday election | Grimes Co. closes one polling place | County elections chief encourages eligible residents to vote | Woman says she felt pressured at Port Neches voting location

Monday, 05 March 2018

March 3-5, 2018

National News: Kansas voting rights trial has national implications | How college campuses are trying to tap students' voting power

Alabama: More civil rights groups support appeal in voter ID lawsuit | 'Touched by the spirit of history': Marking a milestone for voting rights | 'No logic' to Alabama's special elections, which may be outlawed anyway

Alaska: Alaska reconfirms that election was unsuccessfully targeted in 2016

Arizona: Arizona, lawmakers again seek right to oversee local election scheduling |

California: New California law won't allow non-citizens to vote | New law will automatically pre-register Pasadena 16- and 17-year-olds to vote

Colorado: Colorado's vote audit process a model for US election security

Florida: Voters invited to watch test of election equipment | Inspired to influence gun control, Broward teens get out the vote | Judge tosses half of Gardens ballot questions, but election will go on

Georgia: 'Misleading' Ga. voter registration forms will be changed

Idaho: Ada Co. expands Saturday early voting

Illinois: Proposition to dissolve DuPage election commission on March ballot | Election judges always in demand as primary election nears

Indiana: Gun violence discussed at first election board meeting | League pushing for voting by mail

Iowa: Iowa works to shore up election security, public's confidence | Linn Co. moves forward with voter ID upgrades

Kansas: Kobach, counties fight over election funding | Voting rights trial has national implications

Maine: Matt Dunlap: 'Don't call it fraud because you disagree with it'

Massachusetts: Early notice given on early voting | State's highest court to consider voter registration cutoff | State to reimburse Weymouth for voting costs

Minnesota: Secretary of state visits Litchfield

Missouri: Candidates agree on closed polling stations

Montana: Proposed ballot measure seeks to bar non-citizens from voting

Nebraska: Nebraska works to shore up election security, public's confidence

Ohio: County officials hope bill will fund voting gear

Pennsylvania: Montco read to replace voting machines

Rhode Island: Secretary of State Gorbea to run for a second term

South Dakota: Top two primary backers fail to gather enough support

Tennessee: Entire courthouse annex basement may house election offices

Texas: Voter fraud investigation looms over primary elections | Public Payroll Profile: Toni Shanks, Randall Co. elections deputy | Early voting closes strong | George HW Bush pushes early voting with tweet | Justice Dept. withdraws review of ADA access at Harris Co. polling sites | Voter files complaint with Port Neches police claiming unlawful influence at the polls | Busted sidewalks and other ADA obstacles from Harris Co. voting sites | Preparations for primary election well underway in Harris Co.

Virginia: Lynchburg registrar leaving position

Washington: Future Voter bill could improve young voter turnout across Washington

West Virginia: Harrison Co. Clerk Susan Thomas: An integral part of county government

Wisconsin: State finds few 'concrete examples' of voters wrongfully deactivated |Officials looking to lower number of voters left off voting lists | Commission picks Wolfe as interim elections chief | Elections commission may have accidentally purged some voters | Green Bay wont' expand early voting this year | Just Ask Us: Who buys the 'I Voted' stickers for elections?

Wyoming: County plans pair of town hall meeting on voting, elections

Friday, 02 March 2018

March 2, 2018

National News: President's NSA pick says response to Russian election interference has fallen short | US doing too little to respond to Russian interference, top Dem warns

Alabama: Local election officials push for new e-ballot devices

Arizona: Ducey creates security team to combat cyberattacks against Arizona

California: After NBC news report, Padilla says again, 'no evidence' | Voter-registration claim debunked by DMV | Gregory J. Diaz announces run for Nevada Co. registrar of voters

Florida: Supervisor of elections offers voter registration online

Georgia: Should Ga. switch to paper ballots?

Illinois: Norovirus outbreak puts early voting on hold at McHenry Co. assisted living facility | Chicago BOE spokesman responds to claims of non-citizen voting

Maryland: Frederick suffrage march re-enactment to honor history | County seeks dozens of election judges

Missouri: Local high school students get firsthand experience in the democratic process

Nebraska: Secretary of state 'very positive' election will be secure

Nevada: Washoe Co. is getting new voting machines

New Mexico: Free bus rides for Roswell residents to polling places

New York: Supervisors defend stance on early voting

Ohio: $114.5M proposed for new Ohio voting machines | Local lawmakers encourage more spending to safeguard Ohio elections | Republicans push plan to help counties pay for new voting machines

Pennsylvania: County pushes for funding for new voting machines

Texas: Federal judge temporarily blocks Starr Co. electioneering ban | Early voting sets record in non-presidential year

Washington: County Auditor: Spokane election system 'as good as we can get it' | Chelan Co. auditor says last minute voter registration may 'bog down' system on election day

Wisconsin: Walker: Hacking on state network was attempted but not successful | Democrats demand investigation into possible Russian hack in Wisconsin

Wyoming: Mead picks Buchanan for Wyoming secretary of state

Thursday, 01 March 2018

March 1, 2018

National News: Russia's sights are set on US elections. Can states secure their voting systems in time? | 1 State? 7 States? Uncertainty persists about Russian cyberattacks on US election | Argument analysis: Justices debate decorum, line-drawing at 'political' apparel at the polls | Justices disturbed with law limiting apparel at voting booths, struggle with solution | Senate DHS reauthorization bill likely to streamline oversight, include election security

Alabama: Merrill: 'The threat is real'

Alaska: Alaskan election officials question reports of breach

California: New California law to expand youth voter participation | NorCal county registrars say hacking won't happen here

Colorado: Secretary of state explains primary elections to CCRW

Florida: Poll: Floridians strongly support voting rights for felons

Georgia: Lawmakers pass bill on paper ballots

Guam: US Homeland Security assisting Guam election commission

Hawaii: Lawmakers consider conducting Hawaii's election entirely by mail

Illinois: Illinois protecting against Russian election tampering

Indiana: May primary oversight debated in Porter Co.

Iowa: Sec. of state urges voter readiness

Louisiana: Governor joins lawmakers calling for secretary of state to resign

Maine: Secretary of state talks of 'strange journey' on president's voter fraud panel | Dunlap scoffs at voter fraud, vows to make ranked choice voting work if needed

Minnesota: Supreme Court debates voter apparel law | US Supreme Court takes up Minnesota voter apparel case | Justices disturbed with law limiting apparel at voting booths, struggle with solution

Mississippi: Voting bill dies

New York: Attorney speaks about voter suppression issues in the US

North Carolina: Swain Co. responds to election director lawsuit

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. BOE announces new Parma Heights polling location

Pennsylvania: State disputed claim 100K noncitizens registered to vote

South Dakota: Legislative panel works through 12 election bills

Texas: State, federal officials deny Russians compromised Texas voting system | County sees uptick in voting numbers | Record turnout in Hays Co. for early voting

Utah: San Juan Co. asks court to pause redistricting that would give more political power to Navajo voters | Signature gatherers being charged with forging signatures on statewide ballot initiatives

Washington: Spokane Co. struggles to comply with new ballot box law

West Virginia: Putnam voters will be able to try new voting machines at libraries

Wisconsin: State election officials respond to report alleging voting systems compromised by Russia | Elections commission, state leaders react to alleged hacking

Wyoming: Solution needed for aging voting machines | North Casper will get its polling place back

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

February 28, 2018

National News: Assessing the vulnerable state of America's voting machines | US intel: Russia compromised seven states prior to 2016 election | White House has given no orders to counter Russian meddling, NSA chief says | Polling place battleground: Freedom of speech versus freedom from intimidation

Alabama: Montgomery probate judge sits on committee to secure elections

Alaska: Did Russia compromise Alaska election websites or systems? NBC News says it did

Arizona: Report: System in Arizona, other states compromised by Russian hack | Three-quarters of special election voters mailed in ballots before election day | Recorders office: Minor hiccups with special election

California: How to get teenagers to vote when they turn 18? Lawmakers think DMV may be the answer

Florida: Students vowing to register and vote in upcoming elections

Georgia: Kemp says state election system has not been hacked | City's mayor resigns to run for secretary of state | Three longtime Decatur Co. poll workers honored

Hawaii: Hawaii may switch to all-mail elections in 2020

Idaho: A missing word--just 2 letters--was all it took to kill this bill

Illinois: Polling places change throughout Grundy Co. | Election judges still sought for county polling places

Indiana: Secretary of state could be tasked with consolidating Lake's precincts

Kentucky: Poll workers struggle to say busy during low voter turnout

Louisiana: La. appeals court hears felon voting rights challenge

Maine: Governor proposes another voter ID bill

Michigan: Detroit to reevaluate 3K election day poll workers

Missouri: New voting machines on display at Union Station for voters to try out

New Hampshire: Sununu seeks to reassure NH voters

New York: Saratoga Co. supervisors reject early voting, automatic registration | Early voting in NY set to begin in 2019 | Hempstead town councilman hired at Nassau BOE

North Carolina: Elections board wants more money, new laws to help security

Oregon: Oregon seeks to protect state election system from Russia | Richardson seeks staff to combat Russian meddling

Pennsylvania: Clearfield Co. officials working to resolve election precinct issues

Texas: Professor talks vote counting machine vulnerabilities | How technology can help, or hinder, election security in Texas | Texas among 7 states 'compromised' by Russia prior to 2016 election | Starr early voting on pace for record | Texas says no evidence election systems being compromised

Washington: Automatic voter registration passed out of Senate | Voting Rights Act passes Legislature

Wisconsin: Statement on NBC News story about election cyber security | Embattled elections chief says he won't continue in that role: 'Time for this foolishness to end' | State elections agency: No word that Wisconsin systems 'compromised' by Russians, despite report | Polling place to remain at Janesville City Hall

Wyoming: County clerk seeks resident input on elections

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

February 27, 2018

National News: New EAC chairman will continue to focus on election security | Election Security: What can governments do now?

Alabama: Commission approves electronic voting book purchase

Arizona: Maricopa Co. recorder moves ahead to protect special election from hacking

Arkansas: Changes coming soon for Craighead Co. voters

California: Voter registration drive makes inroads into unexpected territory: county jails | Voting pre-registration bill passes | Workshops planned for voting by mail in Napa

Connecticut: Bills focus on protecting voter rolls

Florida: Town hall meeting addresses voter suppression | Sumter Co. elections supervisor explains online voter registration

Georgia: GOP senators want Atlanta polls to close earlier

Indiana: Indiana adds text service to streamline voter registration | Porter Co. Dem vote director: Office's work violates state statute

Kansas: Mail ballot bill moves through Legislature

Louisiana: Schedler should resign, La. Dem party chair says

Michigan: Polling location changes in Park Twp.

Minnesota: Four questions for the ranked-choice voting discussion

New Hampshire: NH not among states seeking cybersecurity help ahead of 2018 elections

New Jersey: NJ looks at restoring voting rights to offenders | Should felons be stripped of their right to vote?

New York: Manhattan Dems drop lawsuit over nominee to BOE

Ohio: Ohioans may have to dig deep to cover cost of new voting machines | Brown endorses Clyde for secretary of state

Oklahoma: Luther trustee enters plea to charges stemming from voter fraud | Polling location changes beginning with March 6 special election

Pennsylvania: Montgomery Co. buying new voting machines | Pa.'s online voter registration hits 1M milestone

Tennessee: Madison Co. election commission holds meeting ahead of primary

Texas: Preventing the spread of the flu at the polls

Wisconsin: For state officials, election security a concern heading into 2018 elections | Debate over ethics, elections commissions leadership could resurface | Janesville citizens oppose temporary police station polling place

Wyoming: George a finalist for secretary of state | Committee interviews candidates for secretary of state

Monday, 26 February 2018

February 24-26, 2018

National News: Russian fears have election vendors feeling the heat | Homeland Security's tall order: A hacker-free election | States rethink prisoner voting rights as incarceration rates rise | At least 18 states are looking into changes in the way they draw legislative districts | Governors fear for election security amid Russian cyberattacks | What's the best way to verify votes?

Alaska: Due to deadlines, PFD applications won't register voters in time for Muni elections

Arkansas: Hearing set on voter ID law challenge; Martin defends law | Changes to county's voting sites approved

California: MALDEF wins voting rights suit against Kern Co. | SF elections department seeks neighborhood polling places for June 5 election

Connecticut: Voting registrars face growing responsibilities, strained resources

Florida: Election workers recognized

Guam: Election Commission: Elections must go on, despite allegations in lawsuit

Illinois: County clerk's office getting ready for election run | Kane Co. clerk will open Aurora satellite office if election commission voted down | Marion Co. upgrades polling places

Indiana: Time cards for Porter election officials show long hours leading up to Election Day | State election commission will try again to consolidate Lake Co. precincts

Iowa: Pate: Voters will vote, hackers will not

Kansas: Commission chairman proposes mail ballot elections

Maine: Maine court urged to institute ranked choice voting | US too passive on cyberthreat to elections, remains vulnerable, Sen. King says | Secretary of state to discuss role in defunct election commission

Maryland: After Russian tampering, Maryland looks to improve election defenses

Minnesota: Argument Preview: Justices to hear challenge to Minnesota voting dress code | County will buy electronic voting rosters

Nebraska: Voting rights dispute prompts extraordinary scene in Legislature | Federal form gives incorrect info on felon voting rights in Nebraska

New Jersey: Bergen Co. clerk sets 2018 goals with municipal clerks

New Mexico: Perseverance pays off for ranked-choice proponents

New York: Tina Ramos leaves post at Suffolk elections board

North Carolina: Elections board approves precinct relocation, early voting hours | Judges weigh NC Supreme Court elections board ruling

Ohio: To make a $30M decision, Ohio county turns to mock elections

Pennsylvania: Montgomery Co. offers previews of new voting machines

South Carolina: Dorchester Co. is working to ensure secure elections

Tennessee: Proposed state law would outdate county voting machines

Texas: Democrats accuse Texas of voter suppression in schools | County had eluded voter fraud | Mail-in ballots through the roof in Hidalgo Co.

West Virginia: Kingwood seeks election feedback | New voter ID law on the books in WV | Morgantown city council explores merging city and county elections

Wisconsin: Janesville Police Department still recommended as temporary polling place

Wyoming: GOP selects 3 finalists for secretary of state