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Monday, 18 April 2016

April 16-18, 2016

Alaska: Election Integrity bill passes Senate | Lawmakers approve sharing of voter information

Arizona: Democrats, voters sue Maricopa Co., state officials | Ariz. Gov.: May special election to avoid prior voting pitfalls, long lines | County readies for early balloting | Supervisor named in elections lawsuit welcomes case | County ready for early balloting

Arkansas: 7 election commissioners ask state for new poll equipment

California: California counties worried about cost of June primary--and beyond | How prepared is San Diego for June primary? |Thousands of voters, celebrities register to wrong party

Colorado: Basalt election critic lodges complaint with state

Connecticut: Longtime Wilton registrar will not seek re-election | Thousands of unaffiliated voters joining parties

Florida: Scott signs bill for overseas-military online voting study

Georgia: Augusta man makes it his mission to help folks register to vote | Problems with election cards not first Fulton Co. election issue

Illinois: DuPage Co. write-in candidate files suit for recount | Will Co. registered more than 5,700 on election day

Indiana: Online registrations climb, new voters decline | Voting center petition calls for board member's resignation | Evening hours available for early voting in Goshen and Elkhart | Elkhart Co. extends absentee voting

Iowa: New elections tech coming soon in Linn Co.

Kansas: Johnson Co. still needs 90 precincts for November election | ACLU attempts to block Kansas voter ID law

Kentucky: Daviess Co. seeking poll workers

Louisiana: New registrar takes oath of office

Maryland: Hiccups for some voters as primary ballots cast | Record numbers turnout for early voting | Sunday another low-key day in early voting in Harford

Massachusetts: Town purchases new voting machines | Say it ain't so, Joe: Quincy sends off longtime city clerk | Group pushes automatic voter registration

Minnesota: Move to primary would change more than just voting | Primary v. caucus, state Legislature, governor seem ready to make move

Missouri: Deeken says photo voter ID card long overdue

Nebraska: Early voting gets off to vigorous start across Nebraska

Nevada: Nevada's new voter ID law

New Jersey: Ballot prep contract awarded by Freeholders

New York: Lawmakers say some voter are locked out due to old law | NY voters to file suit against closed primary | More North Country voters ineligible to vote in primaries | NYC BOE fixes gaffe in another mass mailing | Elections officials gear up for busy Tuesday | Sorting out primary day confusion | Rules keep some out of New York primary | Hotline to assist voters in the primary | Polling sites brace for Tuesday onslaught

North Carolina: Redistricting trial concludes | Onslow considers new space for BOE

Ohio: Republicans want cash for longer voting hours

Oregon: How Oregon blazed the way for primary elections

Pennsylvania: College students could create surge in absentee ballots

Rhode Island: Filippi calls for move to instant runoff voting in Rhode Island | Voter info goes mobile with new state website | Rhode Island's top elections official prepares for primary

South Carolina: Referendum request triggers debate over Richland Co. election spending

South Dakota: Sioux Falls clerk comments on election issues

Tennessee: Big election year means bigger election commission budget

Texas: Commissioners slow to approve early voting funds for run-off

Utah: Utah county defends mail-in voting against Navajo lawsuit

Washington: Official says controversial voting laws non-existent in Washington

Wisconsin: Faster election results would take money, clerk says | Brown Co. voting system almost failed | Voter ID challenge may be moot if state allows for affidavits

Wyoming: County proposes 12 vote centers for 2016 elections | Proposed Laramie Co. vote centers announced

Friday, 15 April 2016

April 15, 2016

Alabama: DOJ called to investigate possible voting rights violations

Arizona: Democratic Party, campaigns to sue Arizona over voting rights

Arkansas: Election commissioners want state money for upgrades

California: Hey California teens! It's almost time to vote, here's what you need to know | Long Beach hopes food trucks will bring voters to the polls

Connecticut: 20-year registrar Gardner will not run again | Meridian polling place moved

Delaware: Push in Delaware to change referenda voting tied to safety

Illinois: Write-in candidate seeking recount in DuPage Co. | Sangamon Dems call for election apology

Indiana: Adams Co. to use six centralized polling locations

Kansas: ACLU asks federal court to block Kansas voter ID law | Judge considers ACLU challenge to voting documentation rule | Election year brings new focus on voting rights in courts, legislatures

Maine: No decision yet on Monmouth election clerks

Maryland: Early voting begins | Pocomoke re-vote likely to be held at end of May |Issues frustrate city voters at polling locations | Ex-felons prepare to vote thanks to new law | Early voting begins in Harford with 'steady flow,' four polling sites | Baltimore pastor takes voting to new heights | Some ex-offenders mistakenly receive letters saying they might not be able to vote

Massachusetts: Debate over election commission continues to next meeting

Minnesota: A county preps for Election Day, call goes out for judges

Nevada: Washoe Co. to get more early voting sites

New Hampshire: Rochester moves polls to handle bigger turnout

New Mexico: Ousted councilor gets 30 days to review absentee ballots

New York: State ripped over election rules

Pennsylvania: Senate Dems look to block a delayed vote on ballot question

South Carolina: Attacks & accusations fly at fiery election meeting

Texas: Secretary of state to visit, encourage voting

Vermont: Condos applauds passage of automatic voter registration | Condos running for fourth term

Virginia: Augusta looking at updated voting equipment | Lawsuit filed against general registrar of voters

West Virginia: Tennant: Voters will need patience at polls | County to improve polling place accessibility

Wisconsin: Voter turnout large in all precincts | Attorneys selected for new commission set to replace GAB

Thursday, 14 April 2016

April 14, 2016

National News: Why thousands of Americans are lining up to get arrested in D.C. this week

Alabama: Pinson votes to rent voting machines from Jefferson Co.

Alaska: 1500 outstanding ballots could tip three Anchorage races

Arizona: Voting logic and accuracy test scheduled for Cochise Co.| AZ election boss on listening tour for voter outrage | Voters blast snafus in Arizona primary

California: Santa Maria High School district board OKs voter education weeks | April primary sign of June gloom? Voter turnout stagnant at 11.5 percent

Connecticut: Democrats seek new registrar, assistant registrar

Florida: No voter fraud by Lynn, state says | City of Alachua tallies up election votes

Georgia: Rodgers named new chief registrar

Illinois: County plans election meeting at ISU | Record number of election judges cancel before primary

Indiana: Purdue students fight 'voter suppression'

Maryland: Everything you need to know ahead of Maryland's primary | Early voting, featuring same-day registration, to begin in Maryland

Maine: Legislature approves bill to create presidential primaries

Massachusetts: Automatic voter registration pitched

Missouri: Lawmakers grills St. Louis Co. election officials | Local legislators open to runoff voting system | County officials say tight timetable lead to problems

Nevada: Washoe Co. adds more early-voting primary places

New Mexico: Some 17-year-olds can vote as of May 18

New York: Local registration drive helps students prepare to vote | Independent voters could make polling sites a nightmare

North Carolina: Election offices report smooth primary election | Supreme Court debates what 'election' means

Ohio: Voting rights groups allege illegal purge of election rolls | Elections board decides not to hire consultant to vet candidates

South Dakota: Various election problems cause delay in results

Tennessee: Election commission approves early voting dates, no satellite locations

U.S. Virgin Islands: Some St. Croix elections board members refuse to participate in August primary

Vermont: Bill allowing automatic voter registration passes Legislature

Virginia: New voting machines needed in Mathews | Redistricting requires splitting voting precincts

West Virginia: OVR hits snag in Kanawha Co.

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Co. clerk won't seek re-election | What to know about the federal court ruling on voter ID

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

April 13, 2016

Alabama: Chairman Runoff: What to know when you go to the polls | Cullman probate office 100 percent ready for election | Polling locations open up for one voter

California: California awards Everyone Counts certification for its eLect e-poll books | In quest to register voters, students encounter rejection, language barriers, dogs | High school students able to register to vote before graduation | Long Beach pilot program will equip June polling states with entertainment, coffee and more | Long Beach Election: Workers temporarily locked out of polling place

Colorado: Chaffee Co. adopts uniform voting equipment | Call to go with primary echoed from both sides of aisle

Florida: Could tossed provisional ballots have affected Boynton Beach race? | $12.2M to add 10 early voting sites

Illinois: Election funding boost OK'd

Kansas: Kobach defends prosecution of voter fraud cases in Kansas | Kansas elections chief cops to Spanish voter guide errors

Louisiana: Clerk reflects on long elections career ahead of retirement

Maryland: ACLU moves forward against Pocomoke | Voter registration modernizations pass Md. Legislature

Massachusetts: 'Very, very slow' day at special state senate primary polls

Missouri: NAACP rallies opposition to photo ID | St. Louis Co. council sets elections hearing for May 10th | State lawmakers set to grill St. Louis Co. election officials | Ballot troubles spark talk of election an elections authority

Montana: Thousands of voters will miss presidential primary because of election confusion

Nebraska: Nebraska rejects winner-take-all bill | Voters requesting early ballots in record numbers

Nevada: Nevada board OKs $38K so DMV voter registration complies with law

New Jersey: Salem Co. BOE reorganizes

New Mexico: Registrar hand-delivering 36 Rancho Mirage ballots after mailing vendor mailing | Cooks says Sec. of State's actions raise election concerns

New York: Dutchess legislators call of vote on election commissioner

North Carolina: When IDs don't match: How voter ID laws affect transgender community | Voter mailings rub some the wrong way

Ohio: Absentee ballot fix could impact general election after missing Summit Co. in the primary

Oregon: County could get instant runoff system

Pennsylvania: Secretary of state reminds Pennsylvanians about absentee ballot deadline

Rhode Island: Gorbea talks online voter registration law | Barros co-sponsors online voter registration bill

South Dakota: Technical problems slow ballot counting process in Sioux Falls

Texas: County discusses voting system | Brazos Co. moving forward with elections administrator | Hidalgo Co. will pay election judges more to work May primary runoff

Utah: San Juan Co. files voting rights countersuit | San Juan Co. denies vote-by-mail hindered Navajo voters

Vermont: New election results website launches

Virginia: City of Alexandria sued for concealing election records

West Virginia: Facebook reminding West Virginians to register to vote

Wisconsin: Appeals court sends part of voter ID challenge back to judge | Appeals court ruling could allow those who can't get IDs to vote anyway | Part of voter ID lawsuit gets revived | State lawmakers react to voter ID ruling | Democrat makes appointments to elections panel

Wyoming: Hearing scheduled on voting change

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

April 12, 2016

National News: Voting rights protestors plan sit-ins at Capitol Hill

Arizona: Phoenix voters reflect on frustrating primary | Federal attorneys investigating handling of Maricopa Co. presidential primary | Voters air grievances at west Phoenix meeting | Maricopa Co. to open more than 110 polling places for special election

California: How signature-gathering draws big bucks in election season | Long Beach's new city clerk sees increase in voter participation

Connecticut: Voting machine test show Greenwhich is ready for primary

Florida: Political analysts tell city: If you move elections, keep runoffs

Georgia: Thousands of Fulton Co. voters did not get notice of polling change | Chatham elections board hopes to change special election requirements | Officials investigating late arriving voter info

Indiana: State makes big change for straight-party voters | Voter rolls increase, Monroe looks for more poll workers

Iowa: Voting machines get tested

Kentucky: General Assembly, clerks pass on expanded early voting | Judge: First Jeff at-large race recount flawed |Judge names commissioners to recount at-large election

Louisiana: Technology trips election returns, again

Maryland: Election controversy in Pocomoke | Voter registration extended | Same day registration available during early voting

Missouri: Democrats stall voter ID bill again

Nebraska: Early voting underway | 2K Nebraskans return ballots in first five days of early voting

New York: 1 Onondaga Co. village shifts election dates; 2 others may follow | Sullivan's BOE ready for potentially pivotal presidential primary | Election officials worry about crush of ineligible voters

North Carolina: Federal judges weigh legality of NC legislative voting maps | Elections director addresses commissioners' concerns

Ohio: Husted: Judge wrong to keep polls open after bridge crash

Oregon: Oregon secretary of state offers new voter resources | Druckenmiller: Oregon motor voter program working well

Pennsylvania: Ortitay resolution would study voting technology

South Dakota: Voting precincts, not centers for Tuesday's election | Preparations for elections head into overdrive

Texas: Despite federal court rulings, Texas voter ID law remains in place| Consolidated polling places may cause confusion

West Virginia: County clerk prepares for upcoming primary election | Mercer adds early voting site

Monday, 11 April 2016

April 9-11, 2016

National News: The voter support agency accused of suppressing votes | First for Facebook as it pushes for voter registration

Arizona: Secretary of state schedules public hearings on primary | Phoenix voters reflect on botched election | Tucson man sues over AZ election results

Arkansas: Director of board of election commissioners to leave July 1

California: Sonoma Co. election officials gear up for high voter turnout | Mail-in ballots are convenient, but also present challenges | Bill to allow fewer polling places in primaries back after 4 years

Connecticut: Connecticut sees uptick in voter registration after Obama's 'American Idol' message | Rodriguez eyes registrar run

Florida: Brevard SoE to visit high schools | Voter registration teams will hit high schools beginning Tuesday | Heated SoE debate brings hacking allegation front and center

Illinois: Kendall Co. board calls for abolition of Aurora election commission

Indiana: Some Lake Co. polling places changed for primary

Kansas: Kobach dismisses voter fraud charges against Olathe woman | Errors in Kansas' Spanish voting guide include wrong registration deadline

Kentucky: Secretary of state encourages online voter registration

Louisiana: Who to call with registration, voting problems for Saturday's election

Maryland: MD prepares for changes in early voting process | ACLU expresses concern over Pocomoke City election

Massachusetts: Boston to operate 9 early voting sites this fall

Michigan: Bedford seniors learn how to vote using real ballots and machines

Missouri: Clerk reports another smooth election process | Kander says his office is working closely with St. Louis Co. election officials | NAACP, others voice concerns over voter ID | Kander: May be time for elected county clerk | County polling places see high school workers

Montana: Survey says: Most satisfied with Missoula Co. elections

New York: Confirmation of Dutchess elections commissioner not a slam-dunk

North Dakota: Billings Co. to use mail-in ballots

Ohio: Ohio official accused of disenfranchising voters | Miami Co. BOE named in lawsuit | After fire Rabbit Hash gets new voting location

Oregon: Oregon adds 34K under new 'motor voter' law

Rhode Island: Voters prepare for primary day

South Dakota: Secretary of state reminds SD residents of Vote 605 app | Early voting becoming more popular

Tennessee: Candidate offered election administrator job | 'Vote anywhere' under new pilot project | Former Indiana elections leader accepts job as Shelby Co. administrator

Texas: Ten more polling places added for runoff | Secretary of state addresses LWV

Virginia: Eligible high school students to get special voter registration chance | Sunday Q&A with Matthew Davis, CIO for Va. Dept. of Elections

Washington: Down-ballot donnybrook for Washington secretary of state

Wisconsin: Registering to vote holds challenges for college students | Grothman responds to outcry over voter ID comments | Republic ands and Dems differ over impact voter ID had on spring primary | Some issues over ID at Beloit polls | Long lines at polls bring lessons | Turnout expectations exceeded | Voter turnout in city tops state tally

Friday, 08 April 2016

April 8, 2016

Alabama: Marshall Co. working to make changes to improve handicapped accessibility at polling locations

Alaska: Thousands of Anchorage ballots remain unprocessed

Arizona: Warning issued over bulk mailing about voter registration status | Arizona's top elections official sets public meeting on primary vote

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. holding training sessions on new vote centers

California: Noted pro-development activist arrested for voter fraud | Riverside Co. officials preparing voters | Officials warn of primary day voter 'surge' | Poll worker sought before June primary

Colorado: County modernizes elections with new voting system | Basalt woman investigates surge of election day votes

Delaware: Delaware City election rescheduled, candidate cries foul

Florida: National group launches voter registration drive in Fla. | Debate over city election dates heats up again

Illinois: No formal complaints from primary election in Kane Co.

Indiana: Gregg re-releases voter participation plan | Elections office sees higher interest in 2016 early voting

Kansas: Group wants investigation of Kobach and federal election official

Kentucky: Grimes: Students can register to vote online | Voter registration so easy, you never have to leave home

Maryland: More voting an option in Pocomoke City council race | Write-in candidates to continue to be allowed in Perryville | Don't vote on an empty stomach | Automatic voter registration bill killed in Senate

Massachusetts: Winchester tests new voting machines in advance of fall election

Missouri: Richardson forms task force to investigate election debacle in St. Louis Co. | House task force to examine St. Louis Co. ballot shortage

Montana: Results of Missoula Co. voter poll to be announced

New York: NY woman works election polls since before Nixon was president

North Carolina: $50K went to elections in 2015

North Dakota: Judge declines to throw out voter ID lawsuit

Ohio: Elections board auditing primary race for treasurer| Voting rights groups say Husted illegally removed voters

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia hit with lawsuit for concealing election records | Residents urged to return absentee ballots quickly

Rhode Island: ACLU of Rhode Island applauds new OVR law | RI governor signs online voter registration bill

Tennessee: Why Joan Nixon, a 30-year veteran of the Davidson Co. election commission decided against auditioning for the commission's top job

Texas: Number of runoff polling locations to be decided Friday

Vermont: Vermont Senate approves automatic voter registration

Virginia: Arlington election officials gear up for busy year

Washington: Whitman auditor responds to elections review

West Virginia: Kanawha clerk clarifies online voter registration rules

Wisconsin: New voter ID law raises frustration within Marquette community during primary | Long lines at some polling places prompt call for action | Local clerks plan fixes for waits at the polls | ACLU tries to revive voter ID lawsuit | Long lines at some polling places prompt call for action | Voters without ID cast provisional ballots | Brown Co. investigates fraud in Tuesday's election | New ID rule slows voting | Brown Co. begins probe of underage voting | 103 Appleton voters given wrong ballot

Wyoming: New LHS to become polling site for some voters

Thursday, 07 April 2016

April 7, 2016

National News: Advocacy group to seek probe of federal election officials | Many hurdles preventing emergence of online voting | Sen. Warren says territory voting inequality is 'absurd' | What keeps election officials up at night? Fear of long lines at the polls

Alabama: Madison Co. election officials prepare voting machines for run-off primary

Alaska: More than 5K ballots still to be counted | Absentee, questioned ballots could change outcome

Arizona: Voter mailings cause confusion in Pima Co.

Arkansas: FOIA suit comes after Jefferson Co. election commission dispute

California: More resources needed to deal with surge of registrations | Elections office cuts polling sites | Eeve Lewis, longtime Sonoma Co. clerk dies at 69 | County still counting ballots

Colorado: County to switch to state's uniform voting system, just not quite yet | New voting machines unveiled in Arapahoe Co.

Connecticut: Greenwich to test voting machines on Thursday | Connecticut gets ready for primary

Delaware: Pocomoke City Elections: No results announced | New vote, possible lawsuit in Pocomoke election

District of Columbia: Councilmember introduces bill originally drafted by high school senior

Florida: Orange Co. voter to receive paper trail of their registration

Illinois: DuPage election commission cites old technology for slow primary results, looks at upgrades | Illinois law could cause big delays on Election Day |Election complaint hotline next 27 calls during primary | ISU students express primary concerns | Countywide election commission may move

Indiana: Early voting gets a new-tech twist here

Iowa: Iowa Supreme Court considering ex-felon voting rights case

Kansas: LWV joins federal suit challenging Kobach on citizenship law | The conservative gladiator from Kansas behind restrictive voting laws

Louisiana: Agee named Bossier's new registrar of voters

Maryland: UB's Schaefer Center trains 3k election judges for upcoming vote

Minnesota: Secretary of state seeking bilingual, student election judges | Secretary of state pushes primary system

Mississippi: Voters may face new polling place again

Missouri: Push for identification at voting places after increase in voter fraud | Another scrambled election has Missouri and St. Louis Co. officials looking for answers | House panel to hear testimony on election problems | Kraus, Ashcroft sound off on St. Louis election troubles | County clerk says election 'went good for April' | Few voters challenge 'very slow' turnout to cast ballots in Joplin area | New proposal would only allow paper ballots in Missouri | Explanation sought after St. Louis ballot shortages

Montana: Blackfeet Tribe and Glacier Co. hold 'historic' meeting

New York: NY elections board inundated with calls from voters 'pissed off' about registration issues | With voter turnout at all-time low, coalition seeks reforms | Utica polling place changes | Oneida Co. BOE ready for anticipated spike in voting

North Carolina: South Ward to get new primary | Forsyth Co. BOE gets update on new building

North Dakota: Judge declines to throw out voter ID lawsuit |

Ohio: Groups sue Ohio over voter registration process | ACLU sues Husted over removing voters from rolls

Rhode Island: Coming to Rhode Island: Online voter registration

Texas: Early voting location added in Wall | Fired elections employee wants further investigation of primary

West Virginia: 181 OK'd to work Mon polls for May 10 vote | Local reps react to recently signed voter registration bill

Wisconsin: Waukesha Co. sees nearly 70 percent turnout | High turnout doesn't blunt arguments against voter ID, opponents say | How new voter ID law caused confusion at UW polling centers | High turnout slows election count | Voting went relatively smoothly at UW-Madison, officials say | Election day registration causes long lines | Jury is still out on voter ID after first big test | Turnout highest since 1972 | GAB investigating voting by 17-year-olds | Clerk explains hours-long wait for voters at UW-Green Bay | Dolson: Voting smoother without same-day registration | Election night error changes result | Voter ID requirement has largest impact on students | GOP Congressman: Voter ID law will help Republican presidential candidate | Milwaukee election official: New photo ID rule kept some from voting

Wednesday, 06 April 2016

April 6. 2016

Alaska: Volunteers see low turnout for Anchorage municipal election

Arizona: More kudos offered to Mohave Co. for handling election | Records reveal scope of wait times in Arizona primary | Can you really open a ballot menu using a microwave?

California: A San Diego primary primer and a proposal to change city voting process | California elections officials warn of 'surge' for June 7 primary | Busy night for county election workers | Salinas named Yolo's clerk-recorder/assessor

Connecticut: Three run for Dem registrar of voters

Delaware: Notification error forces delay of Delaware City elections

Florida: Voter registration drive causing confusion in Clay Co.| Madison voters may receive incorrect info

Georgia: Elections officials prep for heavy turnout in May primaries

Illinois: Peoria Co. election commission to vote on new location | Authorities report election errors | Registrars to be at each Sangamon Co. polling place in November | Kane Co. looks to make voting quicker in November | Wrong ballots didn't change outcome

Indiana: Early voting begins | Some get a jump on casting ballots as early voting starts

Kentucky: Grimes touts new online voter registration tool | Kentucky has new online voter registration system

Missouri: St. Louis Co. may extend voting due to ballot shortages | Ballot shortages expand in St. Louis Co. | Ballot shortages reported in Sunset Hills, Mehlville | Ballot shortages in St. Louis Co. lead Stenger to seek voting into Wednesday, or longer | Missouri secretary of state looking into ballot shortage | Ballot shortage in about 50 St. Louis Co. polling places | Kander announces review of county elections after reports of ballot shortages | Electronic tablets cause minor delays at Northland precinct | Why Tuesday's election didn't feature touchscreens | Senate Dems stall on voter photo ID bill | Photo ID bill finally reaches Senate...and become the filibuster that wasn't | St. Louis Co. elections extended in 63 precincts after ballot shortages | Boone Co. election turnout might be half of March primary voting | St. Louis elections officials apologize | Voting slow in Webb City | Fire forces polling place to move

Nebraska: Polling place changes in Douglas Co. | State inches closer to 'winner-take-all' | Officials: Early voting off to 'robust' start

New Mexico: Effort to encourage voting grows in Las Cruces area

New York: County to vote on machine deal for elections | BOE chief had workers act as her unpaid chauffer

North Carolina: Granville commissioners deny request for second one-stop voting site

Ohio: Weeks after election, provisional ballots being counted | Elections board certifies election, mulls e-books | Grant hopes to help bring 'fun' back into Election Day

Oregon: Motor-voter law adds 25K to rolls

South Carolina: Richland Co. elections office will get no extra money

Texas: Hidalgo Co. to open fewer runoff polling locations | County voting machine tested for accuracy | Elections commission finds no further action needed to prevent repeat of errors |

U.S. Virgin Islands: Committee passes more election reform measures

Utah: About 74K residents registered to vote or updated their information during caucus week

Virginia: Virginia High School Registration Week set for April 24-30

Washington: Facebook drive sets voter registration mark | Yakima drops voting rights appeal

West Virginia: Candidate interview: WV secretary of state | Tennant could have prevented OVR dispute, opponents say

Wisconsin: Voting in Wisconsin? Bring ID--and perseverance | Strong turnout in early hours of voting | Early turnout high; some confusion over voter ID law | Voters adapting to photo ID law | Some Milwaukee area voters having a difficult time registering/obtaining ballots | Polling steady, without troubles, election officials, residents say | Chief Inspector: 100 per hour voting at Marathon Park in Wausau | Cottage Grove clerk disputes 2-hour wait to vote | GAB looking into candidate visit to polling place | Polls at Boys & Girls Club busy since this morning | Strong voter turnout reported in Fox Cities | In Wisconsin, hope among Hmong Americans for increased voter turnout | West Allis polling site open again after nearby police investigation | Truck, dumpster prompt complaints from voters | Long lines greet voters | Voter ID rules make big debut Tuesday| Election turnout passes state expectations | Heavy turnout seen across state, some long lines at polls | Long lines to register to vote at Marquette | Waukesha Co. officials over-prepare for election | Big turnout keeps polling places busy| Voter concerned about ballot handling in Wauwatosa school | Poll worker spends 80th birthday working on Wisconsin's primary day | Long lines remain even after polls close at 8pm

Wyoming: Commissioners approve change to polling places

Tuesday, 05 April 2016

April 5, 2016

National News: Supreme court upholds 'one person, one vote'

Arizona: 20 primary sites closed more than 3 hours late | Dept. of Justice seeking information from county recorder after voting mishap | DOJ investigating voting irregularities in AZ

California: SCOTUS upholds one person, one vote | Online voter registration grows rapidly in California | 'Open primary' law confuses voters ahead of presidential primary

Florida: Elections chief quietly pushed Lake toward equal opportunity and equal rights | Extra ID options could help with re-energized voters

Illinois: St. Clair Clerk: Nonpartisan group sending voter registration forms | Vermilion Co. clerk investigates primary election issue | DuPage looking for ways to post election results faster

Indiana: Group starts petition to establish vote center at ISU

Maine: Bill to switch Maine to primaries moves forward

Missouri: St. Louis City & Co. voters will have to use paper ballots | Jefferson Co. to use iPads for voter check-in

Montana: Recent survey shows that Missoula voters 'love' current polling places

Nebraska: Election commission changes implemented to make early voting easier | Smaller envelopes, more drop boxes bring high hopes for increased voter turnout

New Hampshire: Manchester city clerk looking for electronic voter program OK

New York: Officials call for changes to improve elections, increase voter turnout in NYC |Polling place moved out of Kernan School | Report: NY makes it too hard for people to vote

Ohio: Mona Williamowski appointed to Allen Co. BOE

Oklahoma: Election day has arrived, five things to know

Oregon: NBA players help Dechutes Co. reach younger voters

Pennsylvania: State corrects clerical error in number of voters who changed parties | Human error to blame for inflated number of party switchers in Pa.

Rhode Island: Governor signs online voter registration bill

South Dakota: Voting centers nixed for city, school board elections

Texas: Polling sites closed due to lack of volunteers | Elections commission meeting to 'clear the air' on primary issues, administrator

U.S. Virgin Islands: Bill would move USVI to single elections board

Virginia: Encouraging high school students to register to vote | State lawyer says voter registration letters from nonprofit are causing 'significant voter confusion'

Washington: Supreme Court upholds population count in electoral districts; endorses Yakima's new districting | Yakima council expected to drop appeal of voting rights case

West Virginia: Stroll to the Poll event encourages residents to register, vote early | Tennant says voter registration will improve in WV thanks to auto voter reg | Kanawha, Cabell county clerks refusing online voter registration

Wisconsin: Winnebago clerks expect high voter turnout | How Wisconsin's new voter ID law might affect the primary | Door Co. elections officials expect busy day | Voter ID requirements in place for spring primary | Organization helps people with voter ID | Local clerks ready for long lines & voter ID law | UW encounters printing problems as students try to get voter IDs | Polling places prepare for large crowds | Bublr Bikes offering free rides on primary day | Free cab rides to the polls for seniors