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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

July 13, 2016

Arizona: County seeking poll workers for upcoming elections

California: Poll workers top list of California voter complaints | State takes issue with Contra Costa elections chief over double voting concerns| Registrar reports 51 percent turnout | City elections pushed back a year

Delaware: Governor signs law ending financial bar for felons to vote

Florida: Kimble Medley, Flagler SoE candidate | It's in the mail: First primary ballots headed to overseas voters | Rabbi decries removal of polling site status from Florida mosque | U.S. Reps. Frankel, Deutch on mosque polling site

Guam: Flurry of activity as GEC prepares for election

Hawaii: You don't need to get out of your car to register to vote

Iowa: Advocates emphasize accessibility for voters with disabilities | Group lures voters with promise of Pokemon

Kansas: Two ways for early voting | State board limits votes of 17K Kansans missing citizenship proof

Louisiana: Lt. governor draws ire of secretary of state with statements about voting laws

Massachusetts: New voting machines coming to Concord | Changes proposed to serve big voter turnout this fall

Missouri: Lake area clerks reporting fewer absentee ballots than '12 primary

Nevada: Judge dismisses GOP Assembly hopeful's election challenge

New Hampshire: Town clerk to report on election snafu on July 18

New Jersey: Appellate Court upholds voting restrictions

North Carolina: State to decide on Sunday voting in New Hanover Co.

Oregon: Groups help Oregonians with disabilities vote

Pennsylvania: Commissioners OK polling place change for Morris Twp. | Poll worker charged with stealing election day funds

Texas: Commissioners debate super voting center

Utah: Lt. governor announces personnel changes

Virginia: Election board recommends new precincts, boundary changes | New name for polling place

West Virginia: Mayor signs proclamation marking Disability Voter Registration Week

Wisconsin: Here's what Wisconsin's new elections commission looks like

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

July 12, 2016

National News: Pitchfork launches voter engagement and mobilization project | Hoyer calls for overhauls to reduce lack of trust in government | Democrats unite on voting rights

Arkansas: GOP members face voting rights dispute

California: Online election voting? Stanford expert says pitfalls too great | Group: 'Weirdness' in primary requires redo | Vote count wraps up with certification expected soon

Connecticut: Town Committee snubs registrar

District of Columbia: Man fatally shot in D.C. neighborhood was a DNC staffer

Florida: Kaiti Lenhart, Flagler Co. SOE candidate interview | Muslim advocacy group wants Boca Raton mosque to be restored as a voting site | Brevard SoE hosts 'Vote Brevard' night at Space Coast Stadium | Election supervisor candidates trade barbs about endorsements | Postal Service encourages voters to mail early

Hawaii: Drive-thru voter registration this week

Indiana: Local couple has issues during voter registration process

Iowa: Branstad defends ban on Iowa felons' voting rights

Kansas: Shawnee Co. election commissioner's office rolls out new election equipment for primary | Little public notice given on rule to throw out votes | Kobach proposal: Let suspended voters vote in federal races, but not state ones

Missouri: KC organization aims to help people with disabilities get ready to vote

New Mexico: Former secretary of state stays busy after legal troubles | In race for secretary of state, Democrat outspending rival | Secretary of state orders recount of ballots in 8th Judicial District

North Carolina: Wake elections board, lawmakers mulling options in redistricting case | NHC Dem Party chair to call for Sunday voting | State voter ID trial set to start Sept. 26 | NC voter ID case will go to trial in state court this fall | Wake Co. schools may open two hours late on Election Day

North Dakota: Williston voters will have new polling place

Oregon: Voting in Oregon: Registration surges

Tennessee: City to consider moving primary election day

Texas: Commissioners to approve ballot box donation

Virginia: Pr. William aiming to educate voters ahead of November election

Wisconsin: Wisconsin voter ID ads out this week

Monday, 11 July 2016

July 9-11, 2016

National News: Democrats go on offense on voting, democracy | Former felons across country fighting for voting rights | Voter registration goes digital

Arizona: Investigators find no evidence of voter database hack; system back online | Attorneys want stricter election oversight

California: It only took a month to count California's voters. Here's why, and why it may get better |Vote by mail may become universal in California | West Hollywood holds pop-up voter registration | More delays for California's voter registration database project | Possible voter fraud found, registrar recommends fix | More than 100 voters in Contra Costa Co. cast two ballots in June primary | 'Confusing' California primary ends on sour note

Colorado: Program aims to register eligible inmates to vote

Florida: Elections supervisor removes mosque as polling place

Hawaii: Ballot-counting machines put through the test to ensure vote accuracy | State hopeful online vote registration will boost turnout

Illinois: New voter precincts expected to ease heavy turnout for fall election |

Indiana: Want to check out a voting machine? You can demo one at the Vigo Co. Fair | New state law puts Monroe Co. voting equipment in limbo | Vigo Co. extending hours at vote centers this fall | First voting center accessibility meeting held

Kansas: New app helps voters find polling places

Kentucky: Election Dept. remodeling may need Fiscal Court's approval

Louisiana: AG reviewing lawsuit over voting rights

Massachusetts: Cambridge renames, relocates polling station

Missouri: Stenger donor gets $2.1M BOE contract | Voter ID an issue in secretary of state race

North Carolina: Judge asks lawmakers, elections officials to create new Wake maps

Ohio: Columbus-area elections chief charged with theft in office | Elections director, former employee indicted for theft

Oregon: Oregon expects to automatically register more than 200K new voters ahead of November | Ranked voting choice measure gains momentum

Tennessee: Legislation addresses election commission changes

Virginia: County needs election helper | After Danville event, ex-offender voting applications rise

West Virginia: Merger of Matoaka voting precinct going before commission

Friday, 08 July 2016

July 8, 2016

National News: Democracy Live uses electronic ballots to help governments reach voters

Alabama: Alabama sponsors free mobile photo ID, voter drives | Officials divided over new voting format for general election

Arizona: Courts should approve Arizona election plans, group says

Arkansas: Washington Co. commissioners plan no changes after group requests an end to polling locations in churches

California: One month later, California finishes its vote count | November's big ballot means slow results | How safe is your voter information

Delaware: Dept. of elections job perfect fit for McDowell

Florida: PBC elections supervisor replaces Islamic Center of Boca Raton polling site | Berrien holds two elections for sheriff

Georgia: Suit claims secretary of state violated federal voting law by withholding records | Georgia sued over voter registration records, again | Voter registration forms cause confusion | Southeast Georgians may be procrastinating on early voting

Indiana: 'Feels like limbo." Candidates react to recount process

Kansas: Dealer caught up in complicated voter ID process | Secretary of state explains voting rules prior to August primary| Voting technology to help those with disabilities

Michigan: Mailing mix-up sparks voter confusion in Ypsilanti Township | Ann Arbor voters will decide on city election reform in November

Minnesota: Appeals Court upholds township ballot burning verdict

Missouri: Nixon vetoes voter ID bill, Republican vow to override | County clerk disappointed with voter drive numbers--scraps plans for drive in September | Calls to redo two races from April elections

New York: Ballots yet to be tallied

North Carolina: More speak out for WSSU as early voting site | Wake Co. BOE wants guidance from state board on redrawn districts case

Ohio: Husted announces national partnership to increase voter registration | Stark elections board seeks emergency generator

Oklahoma: Recount shows one vote change

Oregon: Court overturns conviction of man who offered to buy ballots

Pennsylvania: Allegheny Co. hires election officials with criminal records, investigation finds

Texas: Deadline approaches for Texas voter ID law

Virginia: McAuliffe unveils electronic voter registration at Va. DMV | State rolling out electronic voter registration at 74 DMV locations

West Virginia: Voting preference: Electronic machines or paper ballots? | Former WV senator to challenge Kanawha clerk in election

Wyoming: Absentee ballots printed 'on demand' this year

Thursday, 07 July 2016

July 7, 2016

National: Could voting restrictions be Trump's ace in the hole? | Democrats get serious about voting rights | New software could boost America's voter participation

Alabama: Secretary of state to register voters, issue photo IDs in Athens

Arizona: Was Arizona's voter database hacked? FBI says maybe | FBI: 'Credible and serious' threat to AZ voter database

California: Voters' party affiliations purposely changed without their consent, DA says | Siskiyou's election results certified | Final primary count confirms two runoffs | Marin voter turnout up 18 percent in June | Bill would offer option of mail-in ballot for all voters

Georgia: Athens-Clarke elections officials anticipating high November turnout | Early voting has started, but beware of ballot selfies | Lookalike voter registration forms raise concerns

Illinois: Illinois updates voter registration system | Streamlining Illinois' voting system

Indiana: Recount process for 8th Congressional primary starts | County will get new voting machines

Louisiana: Voting place has changed for some St. John Parish voters

Massachusetts: Hanover town clerk elected to state board

Michigan: Challengers seek state oversight of election

Minnesota: Primary election ballot changes explained

Missouri: Voter photo ID bill awaits governor's action

North Carolina: Voter registration forms not from Richmond Co. BOE | Former Macon BOE director sentenced | NAACP joins chorus calling for re-do of March election | Wake Co. BOE approves on-campus early voting site

Oklahoma: Oklahoma short of poll workers

Texas: Grimes Co. could be a super voting center | Commission suggests outsourcing elections operations after recent ballot problems | Walker Co. needs workers for November elections

Virginia: Restored voters still need to register| Arlington workshop to focus on restoration of civil rights

Washington: WEA endorses Wyman

Wednesday, 06 July 2016

Tuesday, 05 July 2016

July 2-5, 2016

National News: Judge upholds disputed voter registration forms | Study: Voting early trims turnout, mailing ballot boosts

Alabama: Groups appeal federal ruling on voter registration in Alabama

Alaska: Longtime elections official Shelly Growden retires

Arkansas: As Arkansas petitions flow in, 50 pore over names

California: LA County unveils prototypes of new voting machines | Touchscreen ballots and a choice in polling stations could be the future of voting in LA County | San Mateo gets time to accommodate blind voters | With all votes counted, LA County turnout tops 40 percent | Assemblywoman Waldron to introduce voter record security bill

Delaware: Lawmakers eliminate financial burden to get voting rights back

Georgia: No selfies at the polls, secretary of state warns | Athens-Clarke elections supervisor retiring

Idaho: Mills calls for a recount in primary

Illinois: DuPage Co. eyes merging election commission, clerk's office | Will Co. clerk's office to suspend all regular services on upcoming election day

Indiana: Tipp Co. Clerk: August allows enough time to choose new software

Iowa: Court decision leaves Montrose woman without voting rights

Louisiana: Group seeks to restore felons' voting rights | 70K convicted felons sue to get their voting rights back

Minnesota: Voters to get first opportunity for mail balloting with August primary | Some Brown Co. precincts will have mail balloting

Nevada: Officials say lining up election cycles could save millions

North Carolina: Appeals court tosses district maps for commissioners, school board | June primary cost $18 per vote | Re-cast of provisional March 15 primary ballots to begin in July

North Dakota: Fargo poised to study election changes, including runoffs

Ohio: Husted has lost more cases than he's won | Local BOE trying to make voting easier, faster | Husted plans to use BMV records to increase voting numbers

Oklahoma: Oklahoma voter registration rate declining so reform under way | Voting is not a right for some | State in desperate need of poll workers

Tennessee: Sumner to receive 50 new voting machines | Mosques hold statewide voter registration drive | Sevier election panel expected to reorganize under GOP leadership

Utah: Summit Co.'s new mail-in ballot system sees few glitches | How a Utah county silenced Native American voters

Vermont: Shelburne town clerk to retire for 34 years

Virginia: Polling place may move from elementary schools

Wisconsin: WEC approves voter ID awareness campaign

Friday, 01 July 2016

July 1, 2016

National News: Voting age drops to 18 | A guide to the big photo ID, early voting and other voting law cases | League of Women Voters to appeal judge's decision on proof-of-citizenship | Adverse court rulings could threaten voting rights this fall | Officials spread the word on how to vote from overseas | College-town worry: Will 18-to-21 voters take over?

Alabama: Merrill works to ensure voter eligibility | League of Women Voters to appeal judge's decision on proof-of-citizenship

California: Los Angeles Co. unveils new voting system prototype | Here's what LA County's voting booth of the future will be like | California's very long November ballot is official--and it might get even longer | Primary voting irregularities showcased at Riverside supervisors meeting

Connecticut: Preparing for a presidential election: A conversation with the secretary of state

Delaware: Bill scrapping requirement for ex-felons to pay fines before getting voting rights passes

Florida: Agency: No evidence of Sullivan voter fraud | City to update outdated elections procedures

Georgia: League of Women Voters to appeal judge's decision on proof-of-citizenship | Fulton leaders consider new vote tracking software

Illinois: Cook Co. clerk calls for funding of voter registration tech | Voters can help election run smoothly

Indiana: St. Joseph Co. voter registration plan sparks criticism

Iowa: Iowa upholds felon voting ban | Iowa Supreme Court upholds ban on felons voting rights

Kansas: League of Women Voters to appeal judge's decision on proof-of-citizenship | Nearly 23K voters on suspense list | Polling changes for 25K Kansas voters | Several Sedwick Co. polling locations moved

Massachusetts: Cities, towns grappling with early voting

Minnesota: Secretary of state seeks to boost turnout

New York: Asian-American voters hit snags in NY Congressional primary

North Carolina: Voting rights, voting struggles on display at Raleigh City Museum | After sparring over potential locations, Wake board picks early voting sites

Ohio: Voting rights activists saw election lawsuit is not over | Moving across town? Election board will update your address | Election board hopes county money coming

Oklahoma: Democratic voters upset after being turned away in Logan Co.

Pennsylvania: Report: Pennsylvania primaries fifth most-expensive in the nation

Tennessee: West Lebanon polling precinct to change locales

Texas: The trouble with making the write choice

U.S. Virgin Islands: Senate passes elections unification

Utah: County clerk: Vote by mail return low | Primary has better than expected turnout

Wisconsin: Federal Judge: Impact of Wisconsin voter ID law unclear | Federal judge hears closing arguments in voter ID case | State to spend $250K on voter ID education campaign | Democratic appointee to chair elections commission | Federal judge: 'Decent case' GOP sought partisan advantage with voting laws

Thursday, 30 June 2016

June 30, 2016

Alabama: Voter mobile unit in town Tuesday | Federal judge rejects bid to block proof-of-citizenship for new voters in three states | Former Alabama prison inmates could have voting rights restored

Arizona: Security concerns shut down part of secretary of state's website | Voting rights advocates condemn March election as voter suppression, urge restoration of federal oversight

Arkansas: Election commission considers vote centers in county

California: Election counting nearly complete | Yes, they are still counting ballots | Bill to modernize elections clears Assembly committee

Colorado: Morgan Co. had 'very smooth' primary

Florida: At 104, Washington Co.'s oldest voter still 'passionate about the process'

Georgia: Federal violations impact voter access | Floyd Co. elections office upgrades website | Federal judge rejects bid to block proof-of-citizenship for new voters in three states

Iowa: Linn Co. voter eligibility challenge raises questions about election misconduct | Court to release ruling on felon voting

Kansas: Confusion for transgender people and others registering to vote | Federal judge rejects bid to block proof-of-citizenship for new voters in three states

Michigan: Jackson Co. resends absentee ballots for August primary

Mississippi: Supervisors seem to favor some precinct consolidations

Missouri: Voter ID amendment heading to ballot in November | Boone Co. clerk looking for additional poll workers

Montana: Recount delayed due to Open Meeting violation

New Mexico: Rep. Espinoza runs from record in NM secretary of state race

New York: How did NYC BOE do during Tuesday's primary?

Ohio: Judge rejects claim alleging illegal purge of Ohio election rolls | Husted wins election lawsuit

Oklahoma: OSBI investigating candidate for registration tampering | More young voters hitting the polls

Tennessee: Jeff Linville named to election commission

Texas: New voting machines to be ready by November elections | Voter interest in election may be a record | Supercenters may be the future of voting in Grimes Co.

Utah: ACLU of Utah alleges San Juan Co. discriminates against Navajo voters | Primary election has better than expected turnout

Virginia: Disabled population encouraged to register to vote | McAuliffe lambasts 'fear mongering' by GOP over voting rights restoration | MoCo to keep Longshop-McCoy polling place

Washington: Wyman defends record as secretary of state in debate | Voter registration deadline is July 4, despite holiday

Wisconsin: Wisconsin election laws in court | Wisconsin Dems lament the end of GAB

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

June 29, 2016

Arizona: Reps. convene forum on restoring Voting Rights Act | Fact Check: Gov. Ducey half right on ballot collection laws

Colorado: Primary voters still turn out on election day to cast ballots in Aurora | Voters drop off ballots for Colo. primary

Connecticut: Westport readies for first presidential election with same day registration

Florida: Supervisor of elections candidates look to the future | ACRU sues Broward over voter rolls | Judge dismisses some charges against former supervisor

Georgia: Lanier may close 3 of 4 voting precincts | Georgia election board hears local cases in Savannah

Indiana: Indiana Supreme Court suspends Charlie White's law license for 2 years

Kansas: ACLU urges judge to rule quickly on Kansas voter registration case

Kentucky: The voting process has evolved in 240 years

Maine: Recount set to begin in tight congressional race | Recount likely to take 3 days

Massachusetts: Mass now accepting online voter applications for fall

Michigan: 'Historic turnout' projections prompt call for more election workers

Minnesota: Ballot barcode draws questions

Missouri: Questions raised about proposed election board move

Nevada: 6 losing GOP candidates file challenge, allege possible voting machine malfunctions

New Jersey: Legislators approve law to make MVC register drivers to vote

New Mexico: Two legislative primary races facing recounts

New York: Ballot troubles hinder voting in Columbia Co. | Voters turnout for primary | Chaos follows primary ballot glitch | Heaney calls for BOE investigation into ballot issue in Columbia Co. | Today's low-turnout primary is having some problems | Democratic primary in limbo after tight vote

North Carolina: Elections board works on relocating two voting sites

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. delays choosing electronic poll book vendor | Cleveland hip hop artist encourages voting |

Oklahoma: Election official: 'No more than a dozen' voters turned away from mayoral election | Certain precincts reportedly turned away voters

Pennsylvania: Directors OK middle school as polling place | National nonprofit recruiting unregistered voters

South Carolina: Turnout low for run-offs in Richland, Lexington counties

Tennessee: High turnout election expected

Texas: Lawsuit over Starr Co. voter rolls may be dismissed

Utah: ACLU observing primary elections in San Juan Co. | Salt Lake Co. seeing record turnout

Virginia: McAuliffe pitches rights restoration in Hampton Roads as partisan battle rages over his actions

Washington: Snoqualmie company presents voting technology to the UN

West Virginia: Kanawha Co. debates whether to fix voting precinct problem

Wisconsin: Kevin Kennedy on voter ID | City of La Crosse urging early voter registration