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2016

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

June 28, 2016

National News: Three years after SCOUTS case weakened Voting Rights Act, leaders call for new protections | Obama stars in voter registration PSA | BallotReady Website: A valuable data source for government? | Obama attempts to 'turn up' voter registration in spoof video

Alabama: Commission approves Chelsea polling location change

Arizona: Green Party sues Arizona for ballot access

Colorado: From the post office to the primary | Early ballot numbers look good

Delaware: In Rehoboth, voting rights an issue

Florida: Grand jury proceedings complicate Eatonville election fraud case | For Volusia, Flagler elections supervisors, holding office could help in keeping it

Guam: GEN enlists election expert in preparation for Decision 2016

Missouri: Clerk's office asking for extra poll books for November vote | Election board move sparks questions about proposed lease

New Hampshire: NH leads country in primary turnout

New Jersey: Youth voting bill clears Senate, heads to Christie's desk

New Mexico: SOS candidate says she walks 'hand in hand' with Scientology group | Allegations fly in SOS race between Espinoza, Oliver | Republicans file complaint against Democratic SOS nominee |

New York: Heads Up: There's a Congressional primary on Tuesday | Wildfire forces relocation of polling place | Candidate warns of voting shenanigans

North Carolina: Supreme Court to review NC's use of race in redistricting | SCOTUS to review redistricting

Ohio: Online voter registration coming soon | Husted files briefs in appeal | Confusion on absentee voting for Ohioans

Oklahoma: Tips and reminders before Oklahoma state primary | Precincts prepare for Tuesday's voters

South Carolina: State election commission staff in Jasper to observe

Tennessee: Flavor of elections with pinch of patriotism

Texas: More than 60 attend public hearing on voting centers | Community gives input on Nueces Co. polling plan

U.S. Virgin Islands: District BOE extends voter registration hours

Utah: Concerns raised over late vote-by-mail ballots | New law requires more updates on election results | Poll: When should Utah hold its primary?

Virginia: Herring asks for GOP voting rights lawsuit to be tossed | VA AG seeks dismissal of challenge to rights restoration

Wisconsin: Voter education ambassadors aim to educate public before election | Janesville city council keeps right to rule on primary elections

Wyoming: Absentee voting for primary starts soon

Monday, 27 June 2016

June 25-27, 2016

National News: Democrats demand action on voting rights bill

Arkansas: Democrat tells GOP to boot election commissioner who brandished gun | Election panel hires GOP official

California: Law prof: Use of armed law enforcement in voter fraud investigations rare | California ballots still to be counted: 605,824 | Lawmaker wants ballot selfies legalized

Colorado: Larimer Co. ballot returns lower than in years past | New system puts ballot count ahead of schedule

Florida: Turner replacing Dent as Sarasota supervisor of elections | Group wants primaries for all | Supervisor of elections re-elected without opposition | Bucher, Spain vying for PBC elections supervisor | Snipes has primary challenger | Latimer re-elected as Hillsborough Co. SoE | Voters receive new ID cards | Voters warned about misleading voter registration forms

Guam: GEC improving accessible voting | Small change, big impact--some 17-year-olds can vote

Idaho: GOP presidential primary cost state $1.9M

Illinois: Macon Co. having trouble finding election judges

Indiana: Change in Gary polling place eyed

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. calls for more election workers

Massachusetts: Selectmen introduce early voting

Michigan: Plainfield voters now can access election information with touch app | Devine request on poll workers denied

New Hampshire: Merrimack council adds 2 polling sites

New Jersey: Hudson Co. prosecutor's office reviewing allegations of election fraud

New York: Fixing city's election board relies on state | New York election hotline for complaints Tuesday | NYC BOE looks to rebound with federal primaries

Ohio: Conflicting court rulings put Ohio's voting rules in limbo | Somethings could be changing for Ohio voters due to recent lawsuits

Oregon: Switch in ballot procedures has some worried about secrecy

Pennsylvania: Old county voting machines dropped off at county recycling center

Texas: Nueces Co. could see changes to polling locations

U.S. Virgin Islands: Polling places in territory not ADA compliant

Utah: Less than 30 percent of registered voters expected to participate in primary | Mail-in ballots have been coming in at a steady pace | Utah's primary turnout already 'surpassing a snoozer' election

Virginia: Records reveal little advance word to officials on voting rights move | Voting activists were prepped for felons order that surprised election officials

Washington: Secretary of state contenders square off

Wisconsin: Janesville council to consider elections adjustments | Wisconsin's nonpartisan elections board in final days | Should poll workers get paid more?

Friday, 24 June 2016

June 24, 2016

National News: Welcome to the first presidential election since the Voting Rights Act was gutted

Arizona: Groups to form commission on accountability in AZ elections

California: Marin voter turnout was 65 percent

Colorado: It's time to take Colo. primary ballots to drop-off location, county clerk says

Florida: Voter registration forms sent are not from Broward elections office | Elections officials turn to social media to lure young voters

Georgia: Floyd Co. elections announces results of historical voter experience survey

Illinois: Election commission to move after general election | DuPage election commission seeks election judges

Minnesota: Early voting begins today | New early vote center opens Friday in downtown Minneapolis

Missouri: St. Louis arts community promotes voter registration

Nevada: Voter registration letters concern state and local elections officials

New York: Saugerties polling place moves for June 28 primary | De Blasio supports monitor to oversee 'broken' BOE

North Carolina: Cumberland Co. will have Sunday early voting this fall | See what the special election cost taxpayers

Ohio: Husted warns election officials over error-laden voter registration drive

Pennsylvania: Erie Co. BOE files appeal over Cox ruling

Texas: Vote center could be in Rockwall County's future | County considers allowing voting at any polling place | Possible voting change could help county dodge bullet | Officials to host hearing on countywide polling places

Utah: Don't miss your chance to vote early

Wisconsin: Dane Co. board passes resolution to help homeless vote

Wyoming: Laramie Co. voting machines will be tested June 30

Thursday, 23 June 2016

June 23, 2016

Alabama: Shelby Co. Clerks Assoc. participates in election training

Arizona: Pima Co. puts out call for poll workers

Arkansas: Saline Co. to get new voting machines | Saline Co. clerk striving to improve voting process

California: Stanislaus Co. supervisor expects CEO's office will look into ballot blunder

Colorado: Primary voters encouraged to drop-off, not mail ballots| Primary election day is Tuesday, a third of the ballots are back | Plenty of confusion among voters are primary nears

Florida: Supervisor of elections to endorse Earley for his job | Lee Co. voters puzzled after receiving registration mailer

Georgia: One-race primary runoff confusing to voters

Illinois: County board OKs more money for Nov. election | Park Ridge residents demand early voting site

Indiana: Residents, officials debate primary debacle | Monroe Co. clerk appoints new elections supervisor

Kansas: Kansas to use provisional ballots for upcoming elections

Maine: Town Clerk April Dufoe retires after 16 years | Recount set for next week

Massachusetts: Precinct 2 voters headed back to high school

Missouri: St. Louis City faces another electronic voting machine problem

New Jersey: Recount confirms results in Flemington

New York: Congressional primary to cost county $87K | Velazquez wants feds to oversee primary

North Carolina: Voter registration form mailed to Raleigh man's dead dog | Wake BOE to discuss on-campus voting site

North Dakota: Small-town ND election ends in unusual twist

Ohio: Husted applauds new online voter registration law

Oklahoma: Tulsa Co. election board puts out call for poll workers

Pennsylvania: New polling place likely for Upper Pottsgrove | County election office not affiliated with voter registration mailing

Rhode Island: RI BOE names Richard DuBois as new chairman

Texas: You might be able to vote at any polling place on election day

Washington: The 'A Team' and ballot processing

West Virginia: Ravenswood High School honored for voter registration drive | Kanawha candidates frustrated by voting mistakes

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

June 22, 2016

National News: New toolkit from Harvard fellow could help local election officials prep for November

Alabama: City prepping for municipal elections | County approves poll locations for November

Arizona: Secretary of state urges citizens to serve as poll workers | Judge may rule on claims of voter suppression

California: Sacramento Co. election update

Colorado: Colorado voters return more than 297K ballots | New 24-hour ballot drop-off box in Rollinsville | Aurora, Arapahoe Co. to add new ballot drop-off box at Utah Park

Florida: LWV ready to unveil online Voter's Guide 2016 | New voter ID cards in the mail

Georgia: Secretary of state investigating Clayton May 24 primary results

Illinois: McLean Co. OKs election money

Kansas: Kansas election officials still unsure who will be allowed to vote in which races | Voters told to vote in two different places; county working to fix error

Kentucky: Grimes: GoVoteKY surpasses 100K registered voters

Maryland: MoCo had primary elections problems too

Massachusetts: Purge of Rockport voters causes concern

Michigan: Hoadley hoping for voting reforms in the fall

Mississippi: They dared to register blacks to vote and the KKK killed them: A 52-year-old case is closed--unsolved

Missouri: Lawyers Committee releases new report examining voting rights | St. Louis Co. poised to move BOE to former Northwest Plaza

Nebraska: Secretary of state questions ACLU survey on voting rights

New York: Pol doesn't trust BOE for Brooklyn primary

North Carolina: Judges skeptical about North Carolina voting law changes | Appeals court dismisses Watauga early-vote case as moot | Small number of provisional ballots cast in Pitt Co. congressional primary | Mailers cause confusion for Alamance Co. voters | Elections board debates adding early voting on Sunday | Why North Carolina's voting law hits low-wage workers hardest

North Dakota: Judge asked to temporarily block ND voter ID laws | Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa asking for temporary voter ID block

Oregon: Across the state, ballots get rejected

South Carolina: Runoff shows sparse turnout | Lunchtime brings rush of voters

Texas: Jefferson Co. calls for election poll workers | Commissioners to workshop voting centers | Firms demo new voting technology

U.S. Virgin Islands: Democrats win lawsuit against elections board

Utah: Iron Co. changes to vote-by-mail

Wisconsin: Pleasant Prairie absentee voting ordinance approved

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

June 21, 2016

Arkansas: ARCO to get new voting machines

California: How insufficient election funding can hold back voter turnout | Kings finishes vote tally

Colorado: Nearly 250K ballots returned for primary | In-person polling centers open in Mesa Co. | New program will allow eligible Denver inmates to vote from jail this fall

Illinois: Confusion in Effingham Co. over group's voter registration mailings

Indiana: Disabled voters fight for rights

Louisiana: State increases private and independent voting options for voters with disabilities

Massachusetts: Mass. towns prepare for first-ever early voting | Newton requests feedback on early voting | Purge of voter rolls causes stir

Michigan: Saginaw precinct, election year changes to be formalized in city code

Minnesota: Minnesotans, start your voting. Absentee at least

Nebraska: Can felons vote in Nebraska? As it turns out, not even election officials know the answer | Lincoln Co. budgets for $100K machine to count election ballots | Nearly half of all Neb. county election officials may be denying voting rights

New Jersey: Accusations of voter fraud fly in Bayonne Republican infighting

New Mexico: State calls for recount of two tight primary races

New York: BOE appointee agrees to give up lobbying | Brooklyn voter purge hit Hispanics hardest

North Carolina: Mailers cause confusion for voters | ID, other election changes at appeals court

Oklahoma: Election board offers voting tips

Oregon: Write-in votes keep election officials busy

Pennsylvania: Voter registration letter causing havoc for area election bureaus | Polling place change proposed for Morris Twp.

Texas: Commissioners approve purchase of new voting machines

Vermont: Early voting for state primary begins June 24

Virginia: Local man is elated to have voting rights restored | Commonwealth attorneys enter debate over voting rights for ex-offenders

Wisconsin: Clerks to hold voter registration day

Monday, 20 June 2016

June 18-20, 2016

California: San Diego registrar of voters faces lawsuit | Judge allows voter's ballot to count after mistaken registration as American Independent | County registrar of voters slapped with lawsuit | Citizen sues registrar over primary ballot countFrustrated voters turn to Mickey Mouse, Jesus and Harry Potter | An additional 17K Marin ballots counted, but little changes

Colorado: Early votes pacing ahead of previous primaries

Connecticut: Controversial Brookfield registrar resigns

Florida: Misleading voter info confuses Pasco resident | Secretary of state sends more postcards verifying voter info

Georgia: National civil rights groups watching Georgia for voting problems

Indiana: Second round of postcards sent to refresh voter rolls

Kansas: Efforts ask Topekans to take a day off for democracy | Kansas voting rules confusing for upcoming elections | Shawnee Co. unveils new and improved voting equipment

Maine: Recount requested

Massachusetts: Galvin films commercial promoting early voting | Peabody ponders polling places

Minnesota: Zumbro Falls joins small towns that vote-by-mail | In Minnesota's small towns, voting by mail takes root

Missouri: Secretary of state race

New Jersey: Recount sought | Change in Verona voting location runs smoothly, officials say

New Mexico: Secretary of state candidates trade barbs over voter ID

New York: Candidate fails to recuse himself from poll work in district

North Carolina: Battle over NC voter ID laws will return to federal court | Local couple says voter registration information was 'lost' by DMV | Photo ID, voting law challenges return to court | Geauga Co. BOE not affiliated with voter participation group

Ohio: Pets, kids and dead people getting voter registration forms from outside groups | Online voter registration won't make BOEs obsolete | Republican senator blasts Kasich over veto of voting bill | Kasich vetoes GOP-backed election bill

Oregon: Clackamas Co. clerk apologizes for missing ballots | Another embarrassment for Clackamas elections as uncounted ballots found

South Carolina: 2nd District recount delayed by Richland Co. glitch

Tennessee: New elections administrator dives into August election mechanics

Texas: Vote center could in county's future | State tab for defending voter ID at $3.5M

U.S. Virgin Islands: Local voting rights case languishes in court

Utah: Possible record-breaking primary election with mail-in ballots in 20 counties | Vote-by-mail seeing strong turnout in Cache Co. and across state

Virginia: Electoral board proposes change to Cardova polling site | Reeves seeks correspondence on voting rights | Virginia pulls 132 confined sex offenders from list of eligible voters | Dozens of felons register to vote in Lynchburg

West Virginia: Glen Ferris woman recognized for 66 years of dedicated voting | John Buckley running for WV secretary of state

Wyoming: Laramie Co. residents can soon take part in absentee voting

Friday, 17 June 2016

June 17, 2016

Arkansas: Northwest Arkansas election commissioners to create own statewide group

California: Get-out-the-vote mural goes up in City Heights | Motor Voter Act could diversify and expand electorate | California election turnout nearly half of registered voters | Still 1.4M ballots to be counted | Votes still being counted in Kern Co. | Less than 7K ballots remain to be counted

Colorado: Boulder Co. primary election vote centers open Monday | About 7.5 percent of voters have submitted ballots | The secret to Denver ballot secrecy sleeves

Georgia: County elections chief fired

Illinois: Registration forms are OK if completed, clerk says

Indiana: State working to refresh voter registration list

Kansas: Shawnee Co. to give voters chance to become familiar with voting equipment | AP files open-records lawsuit against Kansas county | Johnson Co. sued for public records | Judge reiterates Kobach unable to encumber voting

Kentucky: More statements released in vote-buying case

Maryland: Conway holds hearing on Baltimore primary | Baltimore elections board discusses lessons learned, preps for November | State lawmakers look to prevent repeat of April primary

Missouri: Nixon looks at whether to veto, sigh voter ID implementation plan

Nevada: Clark Co. primary voter turnout 16.2 percent, most voted early

New Jersey: Judge orders investigation and recount in Flemington primary

North Dakota: Ballot write-in names you wouldn't expect | Mayor's race ends in a tie

Oregon: Tie between candidates to end by rolling dice

South Carolina: Richland Co. election commission meeting stalls when ballots questioned | Address glitch could lead to problems at McCormick polls

South Dakota: Primary election ballot count questioned

Texas: Lawsuit filed against precinct one commissioner-elect

Utah: Iron Co. encouraging vote-by-mail

Virginia: Montgomery Co. shifts two polling places, considers third

Wisconsin: Windsor adds polling place | Green Bay area needs more than 100 poll workers

Thursday, 16 June 2016

June 16, 2016

National News: Primary voting problems have advocates concerned about November elections | How behavioral science could get more Americans to vote | Ballot design pro helps prevent election snafus | Will your voting machine work on Election Day?

Alabama: Hartselle moves voting place with wet-dry vote likely

Arizona: Letter raises questions, confuses some Valley residents| AG rejects 'election bibile' complaint against Reagan | Commission faults MVD for election confusion

California: Almost 2M ballots remain uncounted | County counts 4 of 12 provisional ballots

Colorado: Election study group hears mostly 'no' on presidential primary

Florida: Mailers causing confusion among voters

Georgia: Group wants to register 1M voters | Budget for Lowndes poll workers slashed |

Idaho: Ada Co. to recount ballots in commissioner race

Illinois: Peoria countywide election commission works out wrinkles

Kansas: Kansas moves to register those without citizenship proof | Hundreds of Reno Co. voters newly eligible to cast partial Aug. 2 ballot | Election commissioners working to comply with federal court ruling

Maine: Recount anticipated in Congressional primary | Dunlap says his office is ready if recount is requested | Maine primaries are over, let the recounts begin | Statewide, primary turnout appears light

Massachusetts: You can vote on where Boston's inaugural early voting locations should be | Newton election commission gauging support for early voting

Michigan: City clerk brings voting machines for class elections

Missouri: Accessible voting machine demonstrated

New York: BOE appointee refuses to give up lobbying gig | Why voter rolls can be a mess

North Carolina: County approves $32K for voting booths | Commissioners meet to improve voting experience| Harris formally requests recount

North Dakota: Close Bismarck commission race could prompt recount | Some West Fargo voters headed to wrong polling location | Primary turnout 24 percent | Mayor's race ends in tie, but some absentee votes still outstanding | Mail-in voting a success in Hettinger and Billings counties

Ohio: Husted applauds new online registration laws | Voter mailings draw ire from residents | Belmont Co. BOE prepare for construction woes at Carnes Center for November election | Wilcox serves on state panel

Oklahoma: Felon declares himself a voter

South Carolina: Anderson elections office looking ahead to runoffs

Tennessee: Voting machines will be open to inspection prior to August election

U.S. Virgin Islands: District BOE to bring voters' registration to correctional facility

Virginia: Sex offenders who are still locked up may have won right to vote again in Va.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

June 15, 2016

National News: Why is it so hard for states to keep track of registered voters

Alabama: Secretary of state's office sets up around the state offering free voter IDs

Arizona: AG won't investigate secretary of state over election manual

California: Voters, poll workers complain about voting problems during primary | LA Co. voters bring concerns about election day issues to supervisors | One week later, almost 2M primary ballots still must be reviewed | No clear answers for Laguna Woods delays

Connecticut: Bristol primary cost approximately $13K

District of Columbia: On D.C. primary day, celebrating 60 years of having a vote | Some DC voters see change in party affiliation, glitch in mobile app blamed | Glitch believed to be based in mobile app erases some voters' party affiliation | D.C. makes it shockingly easy to snoop on your fellow voters

Iowa: Trio of teens work as precinct officials for primaries

Kansas: No vote for new voting machines | Kansas moves to register those without citizenship proof

Maryland: Voting machines showdown between Wicomico, library ended | Baltimore election chief wants 800 additional judges in November | Md. elections officials address Baltimore primary problems

Massachusetts: City council approves polling places

Nevada: Washoe reports slow start | Why does Washoe give out different 'I Voted' stickers? | No election problems noted in Las Vegas area | Turnout just 21 percent in Washoe Co.

New Hampshire: After traffic disaster on primary day, Merrimack looks to add polling places | Council, school board meet over polling sites

New Jersey: Recount sought in tight Flemington race

New Mexico: Lincoln Co. posts best primary turnout of last four elections

North Carolina: Crafters again express concerns about South Fork voting

North Dakota: Power outages cause minor voting disruptions in Grand Forks | Primary turnout strong statewide with 22 percent turnout | Grand Forks voting slow but steady | A mail mix up causing voting confusion for some people | Little hassle at polls despite higher turnout | Postcard gives wrong polling location | | Precincts work to manage turnout | Auditor corrects polling site information for some West Fargo voters

Ohio: Dead voters and out-of-staters will be purged from rolls | Husted's office to reach out to eligible voters who aren't registered | Clark Co. elections employee fired for sexual harassment | Voter roll clean up underway before election

South Carolina: Anderson Co. voting running smoothly | Slow start to voting | Fewer voters turnout for primary | Do you understand South Carolina's open primary system?

Virginia: Lawsuit opposes felon voting rights restoration | 2nd lawsuit filed over felon voting rights in Virginia | 2nd lawsuit over felon rights restoration in Va. | Redrawn districts creating confusion

West Virginia: Parsons takes advantage of vote-by-mail