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2015

Friday, 19 June 2015

June 19, 2015

Delaware: Same day voting legislation again moving forward

Florida: Harrington talks iPads with The News-Press editorial board | Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott raises more than $6K for Project Hunger | Elections chief agrees on absentee ballot postage

Georgia: Coffee elections supervisor to retire

Illinois: How Kane Co. might combat same-day voter registration law

Michigan: Lawmakers vote to end regular February elections | No-reason absentee voting plan meets resistance | Grand Rapids to sue Christian school over federal election money

Mississippi: County to order 66K more ballots than voters

Missouri: Cole Co. discusses buying new voting equipment ahead of election season

North Carolina: Legislatures votes to soften voter ID requirement | In-person vote without photo ID OK'd by NC lawmakers | Lawmakers agree to allow affidavits at polls in lieu of photo ID| NACCP head among 9 arrested in voter ID protest | State board of elections public hearing draws 75 people in Sylva |

Ohio: BOE stars 'change of address' effort | Miami Co. elections board director quits

South Carolina: Voters opt for fewer fictional candidates for write-ins | Bills will benefit military

Tennessee: Commissioners question cutting satellite voting | Davidson election commission reinstates early voting sites

U.S. Virgin Islands: Disgruntled audience hears election reform ideas

Virginia: 15 apply for voter registrar job in Botetourt County | Harrisonburg electoral board undecided on JMU voting precinct

West Virginia: DMV partners with secretary of state to offer electronic voter registration

Thursday, 18 June 2015

June 18, 2015

Arkansas: Arkansas scales back voting machine plan to 4 counties | County will get voting devices | Northwest Arkansas counties urge quick turn to new voting equipment | New voting machines by primary; Boone one of four counties to pilot | Sebastian Co. to receive new voting equipment

Florida: Harrington withdraws $890K iPad fix; audit to come | Clay Co. elections office performs 'summer cleanup'

Illinois: Illinois counties ask Schock to pay special election costs | McLean wants Schock to pay $200K for special election | Election judge robocaller ID'd, but case still full of mystery

Indiana: Deal means no special election after all | Cupp tries to block recount

Maryland: LWV celebrated 95 years with gala

Massachusetts: MassHealth settles lawsuit with voting rights organizations

Michigan: With Michigan 'stamp of security,' no-reason absentee voting would require in-person ID | Effort underway to loosen restrictions on absentee voting

Minnesota: Duluthians sampling ranked-choice voting by ranking local brews

New York: Manorhaven election remains undecided as voting machines impounded | Federal judge denies motion to dismiss in voting rights case

North Carolina: Voter ID protests at state legislature lead to more arrests | Public expresses support for voter ID rules, not the law

Ohio: Husted warns of pro-pot voter registration forms

Rhode Island: House approves OVR

Texas: No objections aired at vote centers forum

U.S. Virgin Islands: Election reform town hall meeting held on St. Croix

Utah: Will Utah need to have runoff elections after primaries? Maybe | Lawmakers may not agree on how to handle election plurality | Orem candidates question timing of vote-by-mail

Virginia: Voting rights rally set next week in Roanoke

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

June 17, 2015

Arkansas: Nebraska-based company picked for new voting equipment

California: Elections official loses fight to boost managers' pay

Colorado: Boulder Co.: Hall complied with election laws

Florida: Leon Co. supervisor of elections endorses candidate to take his place | Lee commissioners want audit of Harrington in iPad fiasco | Lee commissioners hold off approving nearly $900K for new election equipment

Georgia: Election workers recognized for years of service

Illinois: New Effingham voter cards coming this week

Iowa: Linn Co. prepares to spent $800K for new voting machines

Louisiana: 101-year-old woman can't vote due to voter ID laws according to paper

Michigan: Ruth Johnson backing new absentee voting bill

New Mexico: 3,100 names deleted from voter rolls

New York: City pushes county to realign voting districts

Ohio: Senate panel to weigh OVR | Children Services gets break on elections costs

Oklahoma: Voter registration will soon be available online

Pennsylvania: Write-ins make more than 70 candidates winners

South Carolina: Jasper Co. election commissioner 'shocked' by changes

South Dakota: ACLU files suit challenging SD election law change

Tennessee: Metro council approves budget, provides funds for early voting | Nashville early voting sites appear saved after budget approved | Finchum completes 26 years on county election commission

Texas: Harris Co. parties trust the ballot machines

Washington: Dozens attend Yakima rally on voting rights case

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Monday, 15 June 2015

June 13-15, 2015

National News: States await court ruling on Arizona voting-district maps

Alabama: Special election for position with 'no function' could cost thousands

Alaska: Fairbanks Borough assembly says no to mail-in ballots

California: Los Angeles Co. voting to shift from inkblots to open source | Proposal to mail ballots to all voters targets low-turnout California

Florida: County moves further into information age

Kansas: Commissioner recommends casting ballot at elections office | Dropped zero raises questions about Dodge bond election

Kentucky: Appeals court throws out 2014 Magoffin Co. election

Massachusetts: Long-serving Boston elections official retires after 35 years

Mississippi: Sec. of State study group continues work on election reform

New Hampshire: Nashua registrar to hold extended hours

New Jersey: NJ Dems pushing major changes to voting laws

New Mexico: More than 300 purged from voter roll | Clerk wants social security numbers dropped from voter registration

North Carolina: Local, state residents speak on voter ID law | Tick Tock: Will NC be ready for 2016 presidential election? | Boose, Hight, Ryanor nominated for Cumberland Co. BOE

Ohio: Election board looks to upgrade voting machines

Oklahoma: Oklahoma City State Sen. Holt hails 2015 election reforms

Tennessee: Nashville early voting sites appear saved by compromise

Texas: What to expect on election night

Vermont: Voting concerns raised at board meeting

Virginia: Pittsylvania Co. voter registrar dies unexpectedly | Henry Co. gets new voting equipment | Local leaders react to voter ID lawsuit | Longtime registrar of Washington Co. replaced | Lyall set to take over reigns of electoral board

West Virginia: Bond voting prep continues | Clarksburg voters face one more election

Friday, 12 June 2015

Thursday, 11 June 2015

June 11, 2015

National News: Dems unveil automatic voter registration bill

Alabama: Secretary of state's office to hold voter registration drive

California: California elections chief proposes making voting easier | Good-bye neighborhood polling places? | Bill would overhaul California voting system | Lawmakers call for major changes to voting access

Delaware: Same-day voter registration proposed

Florida: State's top elections chief faces critics in Orlando | Hundreds of iPads warehoused in Lee Co.

Georgia: Election board reduces number of precincts | BOE settles on 33 precincts

Louisiana: Metro Council appoints new EBR Parish registrar of voters

Mississippi: Seminar lays out ground rules for elections

New Hampshire: Groups rally against bill requiring 30-day residency to vote

New Jersey: After lockdown at Mount Laurel, polling locations to move

North Carolina: Bill modifying voting process in NC moves to full Senate | Ballots could be printed on-site under election reform bill | Speakers voice concerns about voter ID law | NC citizens praise, condemn voter ID law

Ohio: Senate moving to approve OVR | Could Ohio soon see OVR? | Senate panel considers OVR | Clark Co. elections board names deputy director | Stainbrok sues state | Primary date moved

Pennsylvania: Questions raised about possible election reforms

South Carolina: State approves changes in precincts | Richland election commission concerned over budget

Virginia: This dedicated Va. election official once voted for FDR

Washington: State AG seeks input on Pasco elections | Yakima's legal fees top $1M

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

June 10, 2015

Alabama: Alabama moves up presidential primary

Alaska: City council concerned about mail-in ballots

California: Saugus district unveils timeline for election change

Colorado: Smartphone voting isn't ready

Florida: OVR falls short for '16 presidential election | Election supervisor defends iPad purchase | Broward supervisor remains under fire

Georgia: Compromise on Bibb voting sites could be coming | Citizens' panel opposes Bibb precinct cuts | Delegation removes 3 election commissioners

Guam: GEC seeks funds to clear debt

Indiana: Clerk: Voter turnout ranking misleading | State investigating Porter Co. election results | Porter Co. continues primary problems discussion

Massachusetts: Officials approve override election date

Mississippi: Group files lawsuit against Natchez over voting districts

New Mexico: Dona Ana clerk, manager: Whistleblower not fired in retaliation

North Carolina: Speakers cite burdens of new voter ID law | Draft voter ID rules allow for some flexibility | State officials deciding how voter ID law will work at polls

North Dakota: Tax election draws steady stream of voters

Ohio: Electronic pollbooks possible solution to long lines on Election Day | Flores sues to challenge election results | Senators join to provide new elections technology

Pennsylvania: Elections chief sue to stop ethics probe | Special election to cost $70K

Texas: Court authorizes purchase of voting equipment

Utah: Orem City council gives nod to vote-by-mail

Virginia: Primary turnout slightly up from 2012 | Paper ballots were OK for primary, but officials hope new machines in place for November | Some question why local taxpayers shoulder high costs of primaries

Washington: Senate bill would let cities hold district elections

West Virginia: SoS officials monitor municipal elections

Tuesday, 09 June 2015

June 9, 2015

National News: Nolan, groups push for election reform

California: Youth voting effort in SF postponed for at least another year | San Diego announces special election can occur this year

Connecticut: Middletown registrar appointed

Florida: Some commissioners fed up with Broward elections chief | Attorney: Effort to appoint position 'awful and racist'

Georgia: Pioneering elections chief honored | Bibb's group say on voting sites delivered Tuesday

Illinois: Same day registration will be in place to fill Schock spot | Special election triggers early onset of new law | Clerk estimates same day voter sign up will double election cost

Indiana: County starts process for new voting machines | Election board takes steps to reduce cost of Woodburn special election

Kansas: Brownback signs election bills, gives Kobach prosecutorial powers | Kobach sees filing election cases soon under new Kansas law

Kentucky: State board certifies May 19 primary

Louisiana: Delgado says 'cronyism' afoot in push for registrar  

Massachusetts: Worcester could choose tablets at the polls

Michigan: Flint Clerk Inez Brown takes 'full responsibility' for election error

Nevada: Automatic voter registration for 18-year-olds?

New Hampshire: Ballot law pits freedom of speech vs. potential voter fraud

Texas: Elections commission recommends interim chief

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voting rights group seeks plaintiffs

Virginia: Eight percent turnout expected in Prince William | Voters can get a peek at new voting machines | As polls open for primary, Bedford Co. registrar prepares for issues with machines | City: Housing office will remain voting precinct

Washington: Yakima council OKs options for elections stay

West Virginia: Princeton election results remain unchanged

Monday, 08 June 2015

June 6-8, 2015

National News: Soros bankrolls Democrats' fight in voting rights cases | GOP hits back at Hillary Clinton on voting rights | Microsoft wants to make elections better using mobile apps and the cloud

Arizona: Redistricting plan begins ahead of court decision

Florida: Public records exemption passes for military voters | Hernando Co. elections office to purchase new voting equipment for 2016

Iowa: Mail-in ballots may catch on in Dakota Co.

Kansas: Kansas changing timing of local elections, giving SoS power to prosecute fraud

Maryland: Shalleck to head MoCo BOE

Massachusetts: Mayor proposes moving 5 polling locations to Senior Center

Michigan: Gov. signs bill to fix Flint elections

Minnesota: Election judges deny poll challengers

Mississippi: Voter registration cards to be mailed soon

Missouri: County clerk considers polling place changes

Montana: Voting groups seek election changes

New Hampshire: Federal judge to decide whether 'ballot selfies' protected as free speech

New Mexico: Ex-Dona Ana Co. elections supervisor arrested for allegedly falsifying records

North Carolina: As voter ID changes approach, state to hold hearings | BOE hears comments on rules for voter ID | Public comment on voter ID set for Tuesday | Forsyth Co. elections director questions process for 17-year olds | Voter ID comments in New Hanover reflect 2 schools of thought

Ohio: Kasich raps Clinton for 'demagoguery' on voting issue

South Dakota: State elections panel OKs new technology | Belle Fourche casting of ballots should go smoother in the future

Tennessee: Only one early voting site could be open for mayoral election | New Williamson Co. election official appointed | Harwell pushing to maintain all 11 early voting sites | New voting precinct added to Thompson's Station

Texas: Fort Worth woman admits guilt in voter fraud case

Utah: Weber Co.'s new elections director hit the ground running

Virginia: Prince William to debut new paper ballot scanning | Stimpson injunction request denied | Parents demand more security as voters cast ballots at busy schools

Washington: State AG's opinion on ACLU case could have wide reach

West Virginia: Towns, communities prepare for municipal elections | Weirton polling site changes

Wisconsin: Cleveland official charged with misconduct