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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

July 18, 2017

National News: Democrats step up campaign against White House elections panel | WH panel urges courts to allow data collection

Alabama: Allegations of potential ballot fraud in Dothan election

Arkansas: Court orders Fox to prepare for school elections | Counties new voting equipment arrives

Colorado: Colorado to require advanced post-election audits | 88 percent of voter withdrawals are from Dems, unaffiliated | Colorado first state to use algorithm software to safeguard election

Connecticut: Brookfield to pay $65K in Dunkerton's legal fees

Delaware: Delaware wants to restrict access to voter data

Georgia: Elections and registration supervisor resigns

Idaho: Canyon Co. seeks firm to help polling places meet federal compliance

Iowa: Registration drives set for voters with disabilities

Kansas: Kobach faces misconduct investigation by Kansas High Court | Changes to mail-in ballot voting in effect for August primary

Michigan: Otsego Co. voters will see new state-mandated voting machines

Mississippi: Forrest Co. officials discuss upcoming special election| Study: Mississippians with disabilities had high voter turnout in '16

Montana: Stapleton's call for voting changes worries election officials

Nebraska: Secretary of state responds to data request | Gale says he's against creating a national voter registration database

New Mexico: 3 NM congressional delegates sponsor bill to repeal WH panel

New York: Ulster's Democratic elections commissioner resigns

Oregon: Crafard to retire as county clerk

Pennsylvania: Activists laying out options to urge Allegheny Co. to acquire new voting machines

South Carolina: SC voters canceling their registration, but numbers tiny so far

Tennessee: New elections administrator hired

Texas: State approves countywide voting or Upshur | Harris Co. officials won't say whether election systems were targeted

Virginia: Waynesboro Ward A likely to have changed polling place

West Virginia: Secretary of state's office offers resources for voters with disabilities

Monday, 17 July 2017

July 15-17, 2017

National: Kobach: Those leaving voter rolls could be part of political stunt | Emails show Kobach crafting changes to federal voting law after November election | WH panel releases public comments, email addresses and all | Bipartisan group that shares voter data shames WH panel | Lewis: WH panel a form of voter harassment

Arkansas: Judge orders election commission to work with Fox

California: New voter registration program in Yolo Co. with people with disabilities | Partisan rift opens over vote-by-mail law | Tulare Co. anticipates certifying election by July 21

Colorado: Williams tells WH panel it is looking in the wrong place, suggests another data source

Connecticut: CT residents join others who blast WH panel

Florida: Leon Co. commemorates 'National Disability Voter Registration Week' | Leon Co. elections office on the move

Georgia: Glynn Co. finds that buying new voting equipment is not that simple | Georgia to shift elections work in-house away from Kennesaw State | Ga. elections chief plans changes after security issues | Fulton voting precincts may close in black neighborhoods

Illinois: Kane Co. not eager to give Durbin election security info | Winnetka attorney named election board chair

Kansas: County commissioner accuses election commissioner of using 2018 budge to up salary

Kentucky: Many Kentuckian against sharing voter data

Maine: Ranked choice voting stays alive in Maine for now | Auburn to consider shifting polling places

Michigan: Three communities get new voting machines | County board votes to proceed with voting machine upgrade | Johnson on voter information request

New Hampshire: Portsmouth won't provide info to voter panel| Clerk calls mailer misleading, intimidating

New Jersey: What it will take for voter fraud panel to get NJ data: 65 cents

Oregon: New voting system's first workout will be light | County clerk replacement is familiar with the role

Pennsylvania: Online voter registration rising

South Carolina: Report: Nearly 150K attempts to hack SC voter registration system

Tennessee: Meet Cheatham Co.'s new elections administrator

Texas: Voter information outcome remains in question

Vermont: Condos inducted president-election of NASS

West Virginia: Warner wants info on Russian hacking in WV election | County clerks preparing for road bond vote

Friday, 14 July 2017

July 14, 2017

National News: Election security is a surprisingly controversial issue | WH releases emails sent to election commission | Supreme Court case may shake up elections

Alabama: Limestone's probate judge previews busy election cycle

Arizona: AZ GOP sends letter seeking voter info

Colorado: Nearly 3,400 Colorado voters withdraw registrations following data request | Voter confidentiality requests in La Plata Co. nearly triple since July 1 | El Pas Co. hearing form voters fearful of election commission

Florida: Voters unregistering | Florida voters asking to be removed from rolls | Some voters balk at election data push

Georgia: Fulton approves polling location changes | Some voters balk at handing over election data

Idaho: Court hearing off; Dems, state in settlement talks over voter info request

Indiana: Lawson confident in integrity of election process | Few Hoosiers ask to be removed from registration lists

Kansas: Secretary of state's office updates website

Michigan: County board accepts grants for voting machines | Clare election first test for new county voting equipment

Mississippi: Judge rules election challenge can proceed

Missouri: Ashcroft visits Ozarks to talk about new voter ID law | Discussing the first St. Louis election under new voter ID law

Nebraska: No data was shared before election commission pause

New Mexico: Council to revisit decision on ranked-choice voting | Las Cruces-area county clerk supports voter privacy

North Carolina: Lawmakers to consider another voter ID bill

Ohio: County must foot bill for voting machines | Trumbull Co. BOE considers going back to paper ballots

Pennsylvania: Wolf administration announces more Pennsylvanians using online voter registration | Polling places moved

South Carolina: 120 voters turned away from polls last month

Texas: Legal fees figure in decision on Pasadena voting rights appeal | After month on the run, Dallas voter fraud suspect apprehended | Despite privacy concerns, few Texans seek to unregister | Lawmaker hopes to address voter fraud | County commissioners pause on voting center plan | Did hackers target Harris Co. election system? Officials won't say

Utah: Chaffetz resignation requires counties to pony up $675K for special election

Thursday, 13 July 2017

July 13, 2017

National News: One in four will consider not voting due to cybersecurity concerns | Advocates worry fraud commission members could hurt voter participation | State election officials fear feds are making security worse | Democrats aim to block funding for WH election commission

Alabama: Election commission laptops, printers get OK | New state law restores voting rights to some felons | Officials worry over voter participation in special election

Arkansas: Schneider criticized for canceling voter registration | Quorum Court to consider change in voting locations | US tells state to delete files on voter data

California: Sacramento Co. plans new voting system

Colorado: Denver voters withdraw registrations | Democrat Jena Griswold launches campaign for secretary of state

Florida: Palm Beach Co. voters asking to unregister | Lake Co. supervisor of elections addresses data request | Florida's silent civil rights struggle: Thousands wait decades to regain the right to vote | Voters remain concerned as voter data request put on hold | Florida voters sue to keep their registration information private

Georgia: Buying voting machines in Ga. not so simple anymore | South Georgians are being asked to confirm their voter registration

Indiana: Lawsuit seeks to block release of Indiana voter data

Maryland: College Park considers extending local voting rights to noncitizens

Michigan: Muskegon Co. election workers training on new voting equipment | Gladwin Co. Twp. clerk's position discussed following election tampering accusations

Mississippi: Lafayette Co. board of supervisors nix idea of going back to paper ballots

Missouri: Ashcroft praises poll workers and BOE for successful St. Louis election

New Hampshire: NH fight over data release put on hold

North Carolina: Ten percent of county election boards have empty seats, including Pitt

North Dakota: Efforts underway to void Grand Forks Arbor Park election

Ohio: Trumbull making plans to switch to pen-and-paper voting

Pennsylvania: Republican lawmakers express no confidence in governor's refusal to help WH commission

Rhode Island: No RI voter data will got to Washington, for now

South Carolina: Ready to vote

Tennessee: McMinn Co. to fund new voting machines

Texas: County ballot system remains in question

Utah: Data request prompts some Utahans to privatize records

Washington: Kittitas Co. rolls out new voting system this year

West Virginia: Warner to send WH some, not all of requested data | Secretary of state assures sensitive data will not be shared | Putnam town looking to align state, county elections

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

July 12, 2017

National News: Some voters unregister | Dems ask Pence to stop request for voter data

Alabama: Officials prepare for special election | 'Restoration clinics' to help felons register to vote under new law | Probate judge appointed to WH election commission | Commissioners consider service to speed up voting process

Arkansas: Election commissioners to meet

Colorado: New voting machines arrive in Morgan Co. | Colorado voters clamor to unregister | Woman charged with voter fraud, accused of forging dead parents' signatures | Secretary of state reacts to restraining order on voter data

District of Columbia: DC Council votes not to give voter data to WH commission

Florida: Local elections officials trying to convince voters to stay registered | Secretary of state defends release of voter information

Georgia: ACLU threatens Fulton Co. with lawsuit after voter letters

Hawaii: State: Counties must decide whether to OK voter data request

Idaho: Dems sue to block release of voter data

Illinois: Olsen hopes Rauner makes AVR a reality

Iowa: Linn Co. auditor suspects 5 people of double voting

Kansas: Inaccuracies posted on secretary of state website through voter registration deadline

Maryland: College Park residents clash over allowing non-citizens to vote

Massachusetts: Boston election startup raises $18M

Michigan: $40M in new voting equipment coming soon to Oakland Co.

Missouri: Congressman Clay questions voter ID effectiveness | Some ID confusion during special election | State's new photo law put to the test

Montana: County has new elections administrator

Nebraska: Douglas Co. board 'strongly urges' secretary of state to deny voter data request

New Hampshire: Portsmouth opposes providing voter info | Durham fires back on voter data request | ACLU-NH mulls constitutional challenge to voting bill signed by Sununu

North Carolina: Pender elections board member honored with Order of Long Leaf Pine | County voters concerned about sharing voter data

Oklahoma: Vacant seats prompt costly special elections

South Dakota: Krebs send suggestions to WH panel

Tennessee: Election commission determines bid specs on new voting machines

Texas: Hays Co. responds to additional claims of missing votes | Harrison Co. won't include all-electronic voting system in new budget | Dallas Co. grand jury indicts man on voter fraud

Virginia: New voting location needed for Crystal City

Wisconsin: Wisconsin will wait to act on voter data request

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

July 11, 2017

National News: Lawsuits cite president's comments, Tweets to challenge voting panel | States push new voter ID requirements | WH fraud panel may spark partisan voting battle | States and privacy groups push back on voter data request | Secretaries of state pass resolution supporting state rights to oversee elections | 3 lawsuits files against White House panel on voter fraud | WH voting panel tells states to hold off sending data while court weighs privacy impact | ACLU files suit against WH panel | Voters unregistering in response to WH panel

Arizona: County voters anxious, ask to be taken off voter rolls

Arkansas: Governor says voter data release doesn't help state | Squabble between judge, election commissioners continues

Colorado: Williams holding off sending data

Delaware: Delaware officials to restrict access to voter records

Florida: Orange Co. group complains about WH fraud panel

Georgia: Lawmakers push for state to update voting machines | State voting system upgrade gaining bipartisan support | Polling changes for Henry Co.

Illinois: DuPage Co. election commission explores software upgrades

Indiana: Indiana secretary of state to lead national association | Commissioners approve voting change

Iowa: Wellhausen explains 'soft rollout' of voter ID laws

Massachusetts: WMass lawmaker wants revamped voter registration system

Michigan: County clerk: No election hacking in Genesee Co.

Missouri: STL special election will be first under new ID law | 1st local test of Missouri's new photo ID law will come Tuesday

Nevada: Voting centers bringing technology upgrade to Clark Co. elections | Public meeting on vote centers | Clark Co. replacing polls with vote centers to cut costs, boost access

New Hampshire: Sununu signs controversial GOP voter registration measure into law | Questions raised about proposed transfer of state information | ACLU challenge to secretary of state on voter data heads to court

Ohio: New voting machines arrive in Tuscarawas Co.

Texas: Houston attorney gives Hays Co. notice of intent to file lawsuit related to voting issues | Prosecutors make first indictment in Dallas voter fraud investigation | Lawmakers called to tackle 21 bills | County vote centers change, creating confusion

U.S. Virgin Islands: District board certifies Sarauw as winner of special election

West Virginia: Warner: No intention of sharing WV voter data

Wisconsin: Wisconsin has only so much voter information to release

Monday, 10 July 2017

July 8-10, 2017

National: Voter fraud commission to hold first meetings this month | Advocates worry Administration wants to revamp Motor Voter law | How states are handling voter information request | Even some Republicans balk at voter data request. Why the uproar? | State election officials gather amid uproar over voter data | WH commission is facing a tough data challenge | State officials worry about 2018 election security, lack of information from feds |What states can and can't do with voter data | A secretaries of state meeting used to be friendly. Then the WH asked for voter data | President minimizes hacking allegations, seeks to 'move forward' with Russia

Alabama: Campaign kicks off to restore voting rights for felons

Colorado: Hundreds withdraw Colorado voter registrations in response to compliance with commission request | About 270 Boulder Co. voters withdraw registration in wake of data request | Pueblo Co. elections dept. remind public of voter information | Some in Larimer unregister

Florida: Worried voters try to 'unregister' after data request | Florida elections supervisors urge voters to stay registered | Elections supervisor's plea to Flagler voters: Stay registered | Elections office clarifies info request | Flagler voters opting to cancel registrations

Georgia: Growth spurs new precincts

Illinois: Rock Island Co. board member under investigation after voting machine incident | Rock Island Co. looks at ways to improve voter info | Fox Valley officials on vote probe: 'Bring it on'

Indiana: Dvorak pushes IN election official for Russian hacking information | Clerk still considering new voter machine options | Indiana's secretary of state could be check on voter fraud commission

Iowa: Woman charged with voting twice pleads guilty

Kansas: Kobach's voting commission, campaign fend off complaints | Official puzzled by Kobach's absence at meeting

Louisiana: Schedler warns of voter anger, apathy; says election results cannot be 'hacked'

Michigan: Grout Twp clerk charged with ballot tampering | State grant funds new voting machines in Richmond

Minnesota: Anoka Co. election officials find another turnout error

Mississippi: State already shares some voter info with other states | Mississippi officials spar over release of voter data | Hosemann stands by voter info vow

Missouri: Ashcroft's office flooded with calls about voter information | Secretary of state responds to criticism over support for voter-fraud panel | Do you have the right ID to vote in Missouri? Find out with this quiz | Missouri officials hope to attract Millennials as poll workers | Greiten's office talks with Burks about county clerk appointment | Missouri election integrity advisory committee works to ensure voting rights

New Hampshire: Shaheen, Hassan ask voter commission to withdraw request | State working on response to lawsuit on voter information

New Jersey: County clerk's office opens store at Cumberland Mall

North Carolina: Board gets 100s of protest calls over voter data

Ohio: Ken Blackwell was controversial as Ohio's elections chief--now he's on WH voter commission

Pennsylvania: State rep challenges governor over voter fraud

South Carolina: Voting machine certification is Tuesday | A look at what SC voter information is for sale and why

South Dakota: Voter information app links to Krebs' campaign

Tennessee: Smithsonian exhibit on democracy has Knoxville connection | Cheatham Co. election commission votes on new administrator

Texas: County voting precincts to be merged | With 2018 looming, Texas back in court over maps

Vermont: Vermont secretary of state decides to send no material to WH panel

West Virginia: Road bond election to cost $2.8M

Friday, 07 July 2017

July 7, 2017

National News: Here are the first 10 members of presidential voting commission | Voter fraud commissioner gets into heated exchange with news anchor | Voter commission to store data on WH computers

Alabama: Group wants Alabama to educate voters about new voting law | Commissioners to consider electronic poll book system

California: County starts new outreach to bring about 'Voter's Choice'

Colorado: Confused or angry about data request? Here's what you need to know | Official defends decision on data request | County clerks fielding calls about voter info release

Florida: Florida to give some info to White House panel | Seminole elections supervisor says people are calling to get off voter rolls | Florida will comply with part of data request | Volusia election supervisor responds to data request

Georgia: US Justice Dept. also seeks voter info from Ga. | Georgia Secretary of State's Office: We look forward to our day in court | State Sen. John McKoon to run for secretary of state | Whitfield looking to merge some election precincts in 2019

Illinois: Board says Illinois will not turn over its voter data

Iowa: Johnson Co. to showcase new voting equipment

Kansas: Kobach can't duck $1K sanction in voter ID case | Feds ask Kansas for information on voter list maintenance

Kentucky: Grimes emerges as most quotable opponent of voter fraud panel

Michigan: What voter information is Michigan sending to election commission

Mississippi: Caledonia alderman appoint commissioners for election

Missouri: Groups claim Missouri is not following voter registration rules

Montana: Elections dustup prompts response from Missoula Co.

Nebraska: Gale says he needs assurance to send data to voter fraud commission

New Hampshire: NH's full voter database isn't publicly accessible | Lawmakers, ACLU file suit challenging release of voter information | Democrats seek special session on voter roll request

New Jersey: What's at stake in data request that NJ rejected?

New Mexico: Supporters back ranked-choice voting for Santa Fe's 2018 elections

Pennsylvania: Snyder seeks to broaden absentee voting

South Carolina: SC election commission denies data request, GOP chair will buy it for them

Tennessee: Warren to lead state election officials' association

Texas: DOJ asks federal court not to challenge voter ID law | Feds ask judge to drop challenge to Texas voter ID

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board compelled to certify election when it meets in two weeks | Elections members to challenge single board structure

Wyoming: Murray: Requested information would violate voter privacy

Thursday, 06 July 2017

July 6, 2017

National News: Kobach complains about reports on voting commission | Why almost every state is partially or fully rebuffing election commission | Kobach, states disagree on voting fraud panel | DOJ sends letter to 44 states | Lawsuit could stop election commission in its infancy

Alabama: Name, birthday, voting history? It's all available-for a price-from secretary of state's office

Arkansas: Clerk: Machines will last a few years, but changes coming | Miller Co. receives new voting machines | Governor recommends against sharing all information requested by commission

California: Why California denied request for voter info

Colorado: How to become a 'confidential voter' before data is released | Secretary of state addresses privacy concerns over disclosure of voter info

Florida: Felons regaining right to vote in Florida | Local elections offices: Voters worried about personal data | Fla. Dems press secretary of state over voter data

Georgia: Lawsuit demands election results thrown out for special election | Lawsuit seeks to void special election runoff over aging voting system | Elections officials review lawsuit | DOJ requests voter registration info from Georgia

Idaho: Idaho chafes at request for voter information

Illinois: AVR may be coming to Illinois | Winnebago Co. exploring merger of county clerk's and recorder's offices

Iowa: Marion Public Library to host 'early' satellite voting site

Kansas: DOJ for state voter information follows similar Kobach query | Judge reaffirms fines against Kobach | Lawyer group files federal complaint against Kobach

Kentucky: Allison Lundergan Grimes discusses voter battle

Maine: State lawmakers break political norms by ignoring will of the voters

Maryland: Six of eight Annapolis wards to change polling locations | Voter advocates challenge state's registration deadline | Md. election officials ask board to rectify $1.6M mistake

Massachusetts: Suit challenging Mass. voter registration cutoff now in court

Missouri: Greene Co. clerk mails out voting ID requirements | Ashcroft defends Missouri's cooperation with voter-fraud probe

Nebraska: Senators urge Gale to decline information request

New Jersey: NJ elections officials says no voter data released yet to panel

North Carolina: City elections shift years

Rhode Island: Providence working to correct polling place error

Texas: Hays Co. election commission accepts new technology | Travis Co. investigates possibility 17 people voted twice in 2016 | Local election experts sound off on voter info request

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board looks for fix for squeaky air conditioner | Joint board unlikely to fill vacant seat

Vermont: Condos defies request from election commission, for now

West Virginia: Commission to move polling place

Wednesday, 05 July 2017

July 4-5, 2017

National News: Forty-four states have refused to give up certain voter information to commission

Arizona: Arizona denies request for personal voter info | Madera Co. forming Accessibility (VAAC) and Language Accessibility (LAAC) advisory committees

Arkansas: Benton Co. ready for special elections

Colorado: Georgia voters, Colorado nonprofit sue to overturn special election

Delaware: Delaware officials tell voter fraud commission to take a hike

Florida: New voters coalition settles election commission complaint

Georgia: Georgia voters, Colorado nonprofit sue to overturn special election | Johnson files bill to improve election integrity | Georgia will charge commission for voter data request

Idaho: Idaho to handle voter info request using public record law | Democratic leaders object to voter registration probe

Iowa: Voter registration events designed for residents with disabilities

Louisiana: Louisiana rejects request for voter data | Secretary of state vow to 'fight like hell' for the people

Maine: Secretary of state now says Maine will not provide voter info to commission

Maryland: AG says voter commission request violates state law

Massachusetts: Trial begin in ACLU against Mass. voter reg deadlines

Michigan: MI SOS has 'no authority' to spurn request for voter data | Ann Arbor using $355K grant to help pay for new voting technology

Minnesota: Move St. Paul elections to even-year ballots? Voters may get to decide in November

Nebraska: Groups urge Nebraska secretary of state to reject info request

Nevada: How to keep (some of) your Nevada voter info private

New York: After promising more, De Blasio explains limited voting reform push | County BOE calls for more polling place workers

North Carolina: Lawsuit challenges elections boards' ban on unaffiliated voters

Ohio: Washington Co. BOE to get updated voting machines | Student makes case to council for teen voting

Pennsylvania: Congressman wants newly sworn-in citizens to register to vote

South Carolina: Election officials receive voter data request

Texas: Why one of the largest counties in Texas is going back to paper ballots | Denton Co. going all paper ballots for November election | Vote-by-mail legislation to be addressed during special session | First-ever voter registration training provided in Spanish| Examining Texas' mail-in voting law | New election equipment will streamline voting process, officials say

U.S. Virgin Islands: Supreme Court denies Sarauw petition for emergency relief

Vermont: Condos: Voters' rights trump baseless fraud claims

Washington: DOJ asks Washington state elections boss how she keeps ineligible voters off rolls

Wyoming: Wyoming rejects request for information