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Thursday, 01 December 2016

December 1, 2016

National News: Voting rights advocates brace for 'biggest fight of our lifetime'

Alaska: Division of Elections review board certifies general election results

California: Record mail-in turnout for election | Elections office 'couldn't be happier' with turnout nearing 80 percent | 'System error' blamed for mystery ballot dump in San Pedro

Connecticut: Election audit is Friday and Monday | Greenwich votes to be recounted in audit

Florida: Florida driver licenses could mean automatic voter registration | AVR proposed in Senate

Hawaii: Election officials back all-mail process despite rise in uncounted ballots

Illinois: Local elections officials question vote fraud claims

Indiana: Special judge appoints recount commission for Vigo Co.

Kansas: Kobach, without evidence, supports false claims of 'millions' of illegal votes | Frederick, KS had people vote who weren't registered there, and Kobach's office is standing by it

Maine: MMA thanks poll workers, says votes handled with integrity

Massachusetts: Clear Ballot touts technology they say will aid in election audits | Longtime Lynn city clerk says enough is enough

Michigan: Lame duck bills would change Michigan's voter ID requirements | Republicans looking to make voter ID laws stricter | Stein paying $973K for ballot recount as estimates for total cost climb to millions | Michigan recount to start Friday barring challenge | Kent Co. ready for statewide recount | Clerk: Costs are 'already rolling' days before recount begins | Recount could cost Ingham Co. 'thousands'

Minnesota: Mills explains push for recount in 8th District | Minnesota is No. 1 in voting | Mills to pay over $100K for requested recount | Election cost Douglas Co. 158 hours of OT

Mississippi: Appeals court rules for Hattiesburg ward redistricting

Missouri: Johnson Co. commission approves money for new voting equipment

Nevada: Recount of Nevada's presidential vote to about to get underway | Secretary of state has final say in calling statewide recount of presidential vote

New Hampshire: Scott Brown concerned with voter fraud in New Hampshire

New Mexico: Toulouse Oliver to assume office on December 9

New York: NY man pleads guilty to voter fraud

North Carolina: NCSBOE orders Durham Co. recount | Civitas lawyers in ballot case have ties to McCrory

Ohio: Belmont Co. recount leaves results unchanged

Pennsylvania: Bucks Co. court to review election recount petition | Lehigh Co. recount turns up few discrepancies | Montco judge dismisses recount petitions | State Republicans seek to prevent recount in some precincts | 51 voters submit petitions to recount Lancaster Co. election | Petitions filed for recount in Somerset Co. | Ballot recount denied in Centre Co.

Texas: Election issues lead to Denton Co. shake up | Texas Rangers, AG investigate ballot harvesting allegations | Bloom to retire as elections administrator

Vermont: Vermont recount law comes under fire

Wisconsin: Here's what to expect from Wisconsin's ballot recount | Fond du Lac Co. gears up for ballot recount | Elections officials release detailed plans for recount | Elections chief tells clerks to be professional | Wisconsin Election Commission: County clerks are 'heroes' in a race against the clock | Milwaukee Co. recount to begin Thursday | Millions of ballots organized before clerks get 12 days to recount | Winnebago Co. recount to cost $92K

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November 30, 2016

National News: President-elect uses dubious sources for claims of voter fraud | Gingrich calls tweet about voter fraud a big mistake | So what does it mean for there to be an election recount?

Arizona: Maricopa's turnout lowest since 2000

Arkansas: Students continue to fight for on-campus voting center

California: GOP alleges state's online voter registration system isn't secure | No rampant voter fraud in Ventura Co., official says | Record mail-in turnout for November

Colorado: Elections officials not worried about voter fraud in the state

Connecticut: Secretary of state calls for Shelton polling site to receive election audit | Merrill renews call for early voting in Conn. | Secretary of state calls for three Norwalk precincts to be audited

Florida: Voting rights restoration initiative gets election supervisor support | Two election supervisors endorse civil rights ballot proposal

Idaho: Idaho man implicated in what may be Washington county's first voter fraud cases

Illinois: Attempt fails to overturn AVR veto | House falls short of veto override

Iowa: Sixth Waterloo felon sentenced for voting in 2012 election

Louisiana: Investigation of Jefferson Parish 'VIP' voting machine now in DA's hands

Maryland: Man's vote may have cost him a chance at U.S. citizenship

Michigan: Recount could cost taxpayers nearly $1M

Minnesota: In Minnesota, claims of illegal voting are refuted

Nevada: Independent candidate files for recount of sample of Nevada presidential ballots

New Hampshire: Case for election audit grows as claims of voter fraud linger | Republicans looking to tighten election laws

New Mexico: New Mexico safe from ballot fraud, elections chief says

New York: State officials say elections not likely hacked

North Carolina: McCrory maintains appeal for recounts | McCrory's rejection of attorney picks delays Civitas same-day registration lawsuit | McCrory blocks state board's effort to hire outside lawyers in election dispute | Durham recount could resolve governor's race in days | Bladen Co. elections board dismisses protest, waits on 'guidance' from state | Richmond Co. BOE sets recount for Thursday | Judge orders new NC legislative maps, special election | Durham BOE completes canvass | NCSBOE to tackle biggest legal challenge left in governor's race on Wednesday | 101 ballots denied

Pennsylvania: Vote recount petitions filed in Somerset Co. | Allegheny Co. will recanvass dozens of voting machines | Last minute recount push in Centre Co. | Montco postpones certifying election results | Pa. presidential recount showdown set for Monday | Dozens of requests made for vote recount in York Co. | Lehigh Co. BOE to hold meeting on recount

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission weighs new voting machines

Texas: Nueces Co. investigating voter fraud claims

Utah: Recount underway in Salt Lake Co.

Vermont: Audit reveals many voters don't know how to vote

Virginia: Voter fraud in Va.? No here, say Valley officials

Washington: Asotin Co. investigates 2 cases of possible voter fraud

Wisconsin: Judge refuses to order a hand recount | Dane Co. clerk's office scheduling workers, preparing for recount | Recount starts Friday in Chippewa Co. | Wisconsin's voting machines are susceptible to cyberattacks | Dolson backs local voting machines amid recount push| Dane Co. will recount ballots by hand | Wisconsin counties scramble to prepare for recount | Elections commission shorted Wisconsin recount estimates | Recount will cost $3.5M |Historic recount will keep clerks, tabulators busy

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

November 29, 2016

National News: Recounts spark new fight over vote integrity | Tweets stoke fears of voting rights clamp down | Here are the problems with the claims of voter fraud | Officials blast vote fraud claims, GOP wants to 'move on' | Fact-checking claims of serious voter fraud | Election officials in three states refute fraud claims

Alaska: Turnout up slightly from last presidential election

Arkansas: State's turnout 'normal' despite early surge

California: California Republican party leader alleges fraud | SF voting security group urges recount of ballots in swing states | Nevada Co., Truckee to be part of election change pilot program | Secretary of state urges proof of voter fraud | Alameda Co. releases final election results | Solano Co. likely to wrap up election count soon | LA elections chief bashes claims of voter fraud | Santa Cruz count down to provisional ballots | Mandated recounts begin in 10 Santa Clara races

Connecticut: Stratford polling place to undergo audit | No proof of citizenship needed to vote in CT | Ridgefield randomly selected for election audit | Three city polling places to be audited |

Florida: Complaint challenges Putnam election results | New Fla. law gets a few more ballots counted

Georgia: Early voting begins for runoff

Iowa: Branstad open to improving election integrity | Iowa state elections office 'running on fumes'

Kentucky: State board of elections certifies election

Maryland: Recount requested

Massachusetts: Record number of voters in Mass.

Michigan: Results official, recount expected | Officials prepare for 'monumental' recount | Local election officials prepare for possible recounts | Delta Co. clerk talks recounts | Here's how a recount of 4.8M ballots would actually work

Minnesota: Candidate seeks recount after narrow loss

Nebraska: Nebraska officials to certify election next week

New Hampshire: Widespread fraud in NH? Officials haven't seen it | Tweet sparks discussion of election laws | Republicans looking to tighten election laws | Election officials dispute claim of voter fraud

New Jersey: Franklin honors longtime poll workers

New York: Lifton to DOJ: Audit the election nationwide | Judge halts Albany Dems' revote on election commissioner | Wills sponsors bill on voting rights for jailed

North Carolina: State BOE to consider Durham Co. election appeal Wednesday | Why the election is still not over in NC | After five years, NC redistricting case reaches Supreme Court | Judge agrees to expedite motion to allow ASU students to intervene in voting rights fight | Moral Monday rally pushes for voting protections | NC GOP: 'No apologies' for voters mistakenly accused of fraud | NCSBOE issues order to counties regarding ballots | NC Board throws out voters protests in 52 counties | Geauga Co. saw nearly 80 percent turnout | Protest filed in New Hanover Co. | McCrory campaign said it would appeal election protests, but it hasn't | Buncombe deflects election protests; certifies election

Oregon: Motor Voter law lead to surge of ballots

Pennsylvania: With recount looming, Allegheny Co. postpones certifying results | Greens seek to reverse Pa.'s presidential vote | Montco cancels vote certification | Stein campaign files for recount | Berks activists want recount | Pa. House candidate takes ballot fight to court

Tennessee: Shelby Co. vote certified | Election commission doesn't discuss slow results

Texas: Houston group at center of fraud allegations | Politics, money at play even in polling places

Utah: Utahns voted in record numbers this year | Lt. Gov. Cox says fraud claims are 'dangerous' and baseless

Virginia: Despite claims of 'serious voter fraud' in Va., state ally says no 'mass scale' fraud reported | McAuliffe, election officials reject claims of voter fraud

Washington: Possible voter fraud surfaces in Asotin Co.

Wisconsin: Team of more than 1K observers saw no voting fraud | How will Wisconsin's recount be done and other FAQs | Election commission holds meeting on recount | Wisconsin elections officials set 'challenging,' 'aggressive' timeline for recount | Clerk: Recount here would cost $178,420 | Stein sues after Wisconsin refuses to order hand recounts | Computer complications caused Sauk Co. election report error | Recount poses big challenge to election officials | Douglas Co. prepares for recount | How county clerks estimated recount costs | County clerks weigh-in on recount | As one recount begins in La Crosse area counties, another looms

Monday, 28 November 2016

November 24-28, 2016

National News: Republicans renew push for more voting restrictions | Sessions' Senate career shows mixed record on Voting Rights Act support | U.S. officials defend legitimacy of the voting system | Jill Stein seeks recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania | Secretive push underway to audit key 2016 swing-state vote totals | President-elect makes unfounded claim that 'millions' vote illegally | U.S. officials defend integrity of vote, despite hacking fears

Alabama: 'Selfless servant' honored at retirement reception

Alaska: All absentee ballots counted and accounted for

Arizona: Citizens speak out at county canvass

Arkansas: Election commission certifies election

California: Vote count continues post-election throughout the state | Get ready for new voting system in 2018 | California still ballot counting | Nevada Co. part of an election change pilot program | Santa Clara Co.: Automatic recounts set for 10 election contests | Ballots dwindle as counting nears end | Voter fraud charge 'absurd' says secretary of state | No evidence to back-up claims of widespread voter fraud

Connecticut: Republican registrar of voters will retire after nearly 20 years | Montville registrars set to move

Florida: Voting numbers look promising to election officials | Batman, the Pope received Osceola write-in votes

Georgia: Secretary of state's office certifies results of record-breaking election | County sees fix for slow returns

Guam: GEC prepares for final recount | Handful of ballots remain to be counted

Idaho: Printing issue attributed to delayed election results | Secretary of state reflects on Election Day as a poll worker

Illinois: Rezin proposes voter registration legislation

Kansas: JoCo election office says recount leaves vote unchanged

Kentucky: Vote-buying allegations were determined to be unfounded

Louisiana: Low turnout for first day of early voting

Michigan: Michigan elections official casts doubt on vote-hacking concerns | Michigan prepping for potential hand recount of 4.8M presidential votes | Secretary of state's office responds to talk of potential election hacking | Michigan election director: No evidence of hack | Michigan GOP ready for statewide recount of votes in presidential election

Minnesota: Woman charged with voter fraud | Early voting challenged Hubbard Co. auditor's office | Small marking on ballot may change local election's outcome | Coin toss still doesn't settle election contest | Absentee voting numbers up in region

Mississippi: 1.2M voted in Miss., 560 lacked photo ID at polls

Nevada: Three from Nevada tribes win awards for fight for voting rights

New Hampshire: Hudson officials praise voting process

New Jersey: Poll worker saw big changes in 70 years on job

New York: Rockland's GOP election chief may be out of job | State Assemblyman found guilty of ballot tampering

North Carolina: Advocacy groups join fray over NC governor votes | Election canvass delayed due to DMV registrations | Watauga Co. election results official, no changes | Governor's race battle slows Buncombe election results | State officials in limbo over McCrory protest until Durham produces documents | App State students may play role in voting rights fight | Republicans claim 43 voters are ineligible felons. Many of them aren't | McCrory will withdraw recount demand if Durham votes recounted | State board of elections hosts emergency meeting | SBOE could consider key ballot appeal this week | Elections officials: Need more than a news release to act on McCrory's recount deal | Election board to hear case of double voting | Despite massive early voting figure, overall turnout down slightly | Election protest in Bladen Co., Part Deux | State GOP seeks Durham Co. absentee ballot signatures | Canvass adds 198 votes | State elections board agrees to hold hearing on GOP appeal | NCSBOE wants more info before ruling | New Hanover commission race set for recount | Carteret Co. BOE expected to finalize election this week | Durham ballots caught up in statewide recount issue

North Dakota: Kathy Jaeger, wife of ND secretary of state, dies

Ohio: Election board raises pay approves provisional ballots | Trumbull Co. certifies election, gives day and a half off | Cuyahoga Co. certifies election | Tied race determined by chance

Oklahoma: Norman to proceed with February election

Oregon: Oregon's voter participation is impressive--but it's not Minnesota

Pennsylvania: Recount will take place in Wisconsin; Pa. deadline next

Rhode Island: RI State Police: No crime committed in Mattiello race

South Carolina: SC voter-law oddity allows undocumented address change

Texas: Phillips set to lead elections office | Tarrant Co. election official leaving, heading back to Denton | Tight legislative race gets another recount Monday

Utah: After an unusual election, lawmakers draft pile of bills seeking to make changes | Growth prompts record election year | Some Utah counties had record-breaking turnout

Vermont: Secretary of state's office to audit election results from 6 towns

Virginia: Surovell: Expand early voting now in Northern Virginia | Smyth Co. conclude canvass | Board of elections certifies results

Washington: Connecting the arrow on your ballot a thing of the past for Pierce Co. voters Whitman Co. auditor's office still counting votes | E-Day at the election-central 'beehive'

Wisconsin: LeMahieu: Election hacking claims unlikely | Historic recount will have to move quickly | Here's why some votes won't be counted in Wisconsin | Elections commission to hold special meeting Monday | Jill Stein files for recount in Wisconsin | Elections officials see no proof of hacking | Election officials expected to discuss voter recount timeline | Election recount starts this week | Recount expected to start Thursday| Election officials prepare for statewide recount

Wyoming: Recount cost $3,900

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

November 23, 2016

(Editor’s Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, electionlineToday will not publish on November 24 and 25, but will return on Monday, November 28 with all the news. Happy Thanksgiving!)

National News: Clinton has grounds to challenge election results, activists say

Alabama: State leader pushes for early voting in upcoming legislature | Upgrades improve usefulness of secretary of state website | Judge declares signature requirement unconstitutional for short special elections

Alaska: Final votes to be counted today

California: Statewide vote count continues post-election | 2016 election set record for highest ever SF voter turnout | San Diego Co. vote count slowing as more tedious phase begins | 7 races in Santa Clara headed for automatic recount

Colorado: Republicans again dissent from certifying Boulder Co. election

Florida: State leaders certify general election results | Call for costly redo of PBC state senate race now before judge

Georgia: Georgia confirms record-setting voter turnout this year

Guam: Vote gap narrows

Hawaii: State high court to hear election complaint

Illinois: State group rejects District 204 polling place ban request

Indiana: Democrat sues over election results | Some Carmel parents express concern about Election Day polls at schools

Kansas: Statistician to discuss voting machine irregularities

Kentucky: AG selects counties for post-election audits | BOE certifies results

Louisiana: Recall Mike Yenni group loses lawsuit for closer access to polls

Maryland: Ballot counting ends in Queen Anne's Co.

Nevada: Nevada closing the books on election results with canvass

New Hampshire: Recount upends results

New Mexico: A convicted felon's first vote

New York: Commissioner post remains in play | Ballots still need to be counted in two Senate races | Bronx pol pleads guilty to absentee ballot scheme

North Carolina: Forsyth elections canvass continues | Durham Co. reviews more election protests | Felon voter protest fails on no-show | Craven Co. vote totals awaiting three protests | McCrory files for statewide recount | Civitas Institute leader sues to halt tally of same-day registration votes | State board to counties: Keep counting | BOE pulls convicted felon's ballot | Area election protests dismissed, withdrawn | Scouts help on Election Day | Election canvass finalized with few changes

Ohio: Stark Co. BOE makes election official | Elections boards scrambling to finish vote counts

Oklahoma: Tulsa Co. BOE has several unclaimed items from Election Day | State 'obliterated' records for early and mail-in voting

Pennsylvania: Springdale judge of elections charged with misdemeanor | Pa. House candidates take ballot fight to election board

Rhode Island: RI state police wrapping up mail ballot investigation | Ballot count is in, but issues remain in RI House race

Texas: Officials tabulate returns a third time | Texas, rights groups prepare for voter ID showdown | Democratic state lawmakers want automatic voter registration

U.S. Virgin Islands: 2016 election certified

Utah: Recount expected in House race | Some Utah counties had record-breaking voter turnout

Vermont: Recount a dead heat so far | Result in ballot recount raises questions about process

Washington: Thousands of new ballots counted each day in Snohomish Co.

Wisconsin: Discrepancies in unofficial Outagamie Co. election results explained | At least 399 votes not counted because voter did not have proper ID | State officials say all counties have reported election totals | Recount requested in Senate race | Medina town clerk resigns | Few provisional ballots cast, counted in Wisconsin

Wyoming: Recount confirms result | Bill would let voters become 'permanent absentee' voters

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

November 22, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, electionlineToday will not publish on Thursday, November 24 and Friday November 25. We'll return with all the news on Monday, November 28. Happy Thanksgiving!).

National News: Hundreds of thousands of Americans cast a ballot without voting for a presidential candidate

Alabama: Commissioners vote to offset election costs

Arkansas: County hoping for voting machine funding

Arizona: Supervisors consider canvass Tuesday | Arizona not alone in being perceived as slow ballot-counting state | Fewer Maricopa provisional ballots rejected this election

California: Santa Cruz Co. election ballots whittled down, some results shift | 76 percent of Alameda Co. voters turned out this election | Ballots still being counted in Orange Co. | Tuteur: 20K ballots still need counting | Updated Nevada Co. election numbers will be released Wednesday | Why California takes so darn long to count its votes | Record number of San Francisco voters cast ballots | Campbell City prepares for possible special election | Election count: No changes as only provisional ballots remain | County continues counting ballots | Big update brings races closer to closure

Florida: Write-in votes for non-qualified candidates wasted in Florida

Guam: Election commission to hand-tabulate ballots

Illinois: Winnebago Co. voting machines get double checked | GOP files voter registration bill

Kansas: County clerk explains election delay | Recount underway | Elections official explains potential special election

Massachusetts: Early voting popular, stressful election addition

Minnesota: St. Paul PAC formed to repeal ranked-choice voting for mayor in 2017 | State-mandated hand count confirms election results

Mississippi: Hosemann: State has 'turned page' with elections | 1.2M voted in Mississippi, 560 lacked photo ID at polls

Nevada: Washoe Co. registrar recounts votes, outcome the same

New Hampshire: Recount up in the air

New York: Albany Co. Dems looking for a new elections commissioner

North Carolina: Durham Co. moves forward with second election protest hearing | North Carolina criticized for potential voter suppression | Legislature could revisit election laws in wake of McCrory loss | Election protest filed | BOE review finds 339 ineligible felons who voted. Will their votes count? | Post-election mayhem in North Carolina | NCSBOE takes Bladen Co. protest, not others | Cumberland Co. BOE votes 2-1 to dismiss complaints | Election officials seek advice on pending ballots | Mired in protests, Durham board still counting | Questions raised at Rowan Co. certifies election

Ohio: Hundreds of provisional ballots may swing race

Oklahoma: Election Day lost and found | City election hits state-mandated snag

Oregon: America's first test of automatic voter registration has mixed results

Pennsylvania: Election board hopes to finish review today

Rhode Island: Secretary of state seeks study on election improvements | In recount, 208 votes lost, and then found

Tennessee: Hamilton Co. election officials certify 2016 vote

Texas: Brown Co. reports record number of voters | Paxton, U.S. spar over intent of voter ID law | DOJ: Texas voter ID law intentionally discriminates | Fate of Texas ID law may hinge on incoming administration | Three election office employees leave amid Election Day issues

U.S. Virgin Islands: Losing candidates again sue to stop election certification

Vermont: Secretary of state to audit election in six towns

Washington: Presidential ballot snubbed by more than 11 percent of state voters

West Virginia: Former secretary of state fondly remembered following weekend death

Wisconsin: US court overturns Wisconsin legislative maps | Man accused of sexually assaulting poll worker on Election Day

Wyoming: Murray says voting went well on Election Day

Monday, 21 November 2016

November 19-21

National News: Could Russia have actually hacked the election? | Rep. John Lewis looks back on the struggle for voting rights | MALDEF's Thomas Saenz talks civil rights

Alabama: Voter fraud case in Alabama shaped Sessions career

Arizona: Newly elected AZ Latino pledges to fix voting issues, access | Apache Co. closes in on final vote tallies | Phoenix mayor eyes secretary of state run in 2018 | Most Pima provisional ballots validated; counting continues | ASU campus opens voting precinct

Arkansas: Holiday limits early voting in runoff

California: County continues counting | Pasadena forum on non-citizen voting rights | Passage of San Francisco measure authorizing noncitizens to vote in school board elections spawns movement in Pasadena | SF vote counters pushing to finish by Thanksgiving

Colorado: Unaffiliated turnout lagged | Colorado crushes national turnout averages but mail ballots aren't a huge factor

Connecticut: Canton voting precinct picked for post-election audit | State to probe wide disparities in same day registration counts | Ansonia registrars want polling places and voting wards reduced to streamline elections

Florida: Machine problems delay recount | Report: Felon voted illegally from jail

Georgia: Cost of election still unknown to county officials

Illinois: New citizens relish chance to vote

Kansas: Johnson Co. Dems seek answers for election night delays

Louisiana: Jefferson Parish voter registrar may recuse himself in recall effort

Maine: South Portland recount confirms winner | Officials move in and correct vote count | Voter turnout highest in years | More Mainers voter on referendums than presidential election

Massachusetts: Early voting popular in Dover and Sherborn | Early voting deemed a success in Valley | Falmouth precincts selected as part of post-election audit

Michigan: On-campus voter turnout up, registration down from 2012 | Williams Twp bids farewell to retiring clerk

Minnesota: Rosemount voter turnout higher than state average | Voter turnout at a 12-year high in Washington Co. | Voters return high number of mail-in ballots | Election costs Douglas Co. 158 hours of OT

Missouri: St. Charles election director investigating potential ballot error

Nevada: Tribal plaintiffs in voting rights suit to be given award from state

New Hampshire: Governor-elect 'would love to do away with' same-day voter registration | Secretary of state completes recount

New Jersey: Election long over, ballots finally counted

New York: Dems vote to replace elections official who claimed voter fraud | Di Blasio appeals for support in pushing Albany on voting reform

North Carolina: Elections board says 'no' to recount | More election protests filed in Durham | McCrory campaign request on election complaint review rejected--for now | Things to know about the GOP election complaints | Election officials considering consolidation of vote fraud complaints | Cleveland Co. board to hear felon voter fraud case | Brunswick elections board postpones canvass | State elections board to address complaints at Tuesday meeting | Forsyth elections board rejects additional complaints | Statewide election complaints reach into Gaston Co.| Craven Co., like many others, still counting | NC motor vehicles: Don't blame us for vote-count delay

North Dakota: Election results certified with nearly 350K ballots cast

Ohio: 42 duplicate provisional ballots tossed | Proposal would remove uncontested races from ballots

Oklahoma: Inactive voters turned out for election

Pennsylvania: Spanish translation assistance at Hazleton polling place questioned | Dissatisfied Lackawanna Co. voters got creative with write-ins

Rhode Island: State, town staff resolved voting error in NK

South Carolina: Long lines frustrate voters, some officials

Texas: Dems lament first election without federal oversight | Ballot error leads to recount | Ballots might be to blame

Utah: Election hindsight | Washington County updates election totals

Vermont: Senate recount delayed despite 5-day rule

Virginia: Lawmakers propose stricter rules for party voter registration | Election Day less than smooth for local voter | Staunton seeking new registrar  

West Virginia: County completes canvass of record turnout | Former WV secretary of state dies after cancer battle | Election officials prepare for recount

Wisconsin: Man frustrated in attempt to help shut-ins vote

Friday, 18 November 2016

November 18, 2016

National News: Civil rights advocates brace for radical shift at DOJ

Alabama: Recount complete

Arizona: New Maricopa elections chief lays out goals

Arkansas: Yell election commission enjoys firsts

California: Ballot count continues in Sonoma, turnout may reach 86 percent | Ballots still being counted | Ballots dwindle, about 12K more to go

Florida: Early voting ballots recounted | Florida Supreme Court to review felon voting restoration amendment | Brevard recounts confirm winners in 2 races | Election season isn't over in these Miami-Dade municipalities | Officials will need until Friday or later to determine race

Georgia: Recount confirms results in Gwinnett | Jones chosen as new elections supervisor

Illinois: AVR override | Election judge pleads not guilty in Madison Co.

Iowa: Voter turnout down in 2016

Kansas: Hundreds more ballots counted in Reno Co. | Douglas Co. certifies election | Upwards of 700 provisional ballots tossed at vote canvassing today

Kentucky: Review of 3 House races does not change results | Coin flip settles race in Grayson

Maryland: Board of elections director to request additional early voting centers

Massachusetts: Groups look for easier ways for students to pre-register

Mississippi: Forrest Co. board of supervisors explain election debacle

Missouri: County clerk certifies elections | Springfield Chamber president will help with secretary of state transition

Nevada: Nevada DMV could automatically register voters

New Hampshire: Recounts unlikely to change results, but get lots of attention

New Jersey: Final Wayne BOE election results will be known Monday

New York: Broome Co. elections rely on absentee votes | Hours-long wait during election spark push for more polling sites

North Carolina: GOP official alleges illegal voting in Forsyth | Voting complications delay outcome in NC | McCrory campaign expands ballot complaints to 52 counties | McCrory announces possible voter fraud in NC | County election canvass will be delayed | Africa-American voter outreach programs face scrutiny from McCrory | Hundreds of ballots under review | Local vote counts delayed until Tuesday | Counties meeting to decide which votes to allow | Cumberland Co. BOE to count about 2,700 provisional ballots | Watauga NAACP seeks voters who cast provisional ballots

Oregon: Oregon tests AVR with mixed results

Rhode Island: BOE to investigate speaker's race

Tennessee: Election commission to study Baneberry vote

Texas: Trial in Houston suburb voting rights lawsuit to begin | Latino voters sue Pasadena, charging discrimination | Three on way out of county elections | Election canvassing complete in Cameron Co. | Denton Co. elections administrator to retire

Utah: Why Salt Lake Co. is still counting ballots

Vermont: Middlebury gym gets mostly thumbs up as new polling place

Washington: Voter turnout shatters 1M in King Co.

Wisconsin: County officials prepare for possible recount | Voting process went smoothly in Columbus

Also, check out all our Election Day 2016 Dispatches here.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

November 17, 2016

National News: Many people who wanted to vote could not | Newly Republican-led states more likely to adopt voter ID laws

Alabama: Elections officials: Trust process | Madison Co. voters cast three times more provisional ballots than in 2012

Arizona: Elections department continues to work long after the vote | Election lines in Wilcox | A rise in provisional ballots is seen| Incoming county recorder says elections cannot be done 'on the cheap' | Still thousands of ballots left to tally | 3K early ballots still need to be counted

Arkansas: Election commission accepts absentee ballots

California: Latest Santa Cruz Co. election canvassing results show little change in results | Voters swarm polls on election night | SoCal election officials respond to Issa's allegation of vote count interference | Issa seeks to challenge ballots in close race | Close races, long waits for results the norm, experts say | Still lots of votes to count | 20K additional ballots to count, 3 races too close to call

Connecticut: Voting on campus hindered by technical difficulties | Absentees, same-day registration popular for 2016 voters

Colorado: Boulder, other counties continue to count ballots | Vote counting done until Nov. 22 canvass meeting | Nearly 1K ballots with signature issues

Florida: LWV studying possibilities for increased voter turnout | Early voting begins this weekend in runoff

Georgia: Recount set for Thursday | Early voting could make Election Day history

Illinois: Senate overrides automatic-voter reg veto | Few Election Day complaints in Kane Co.

Indiana: Court documents: Employees admit to voter registration fraud

Kansas: Software problem slowed Johnson Co. vote counting

Kentucky: Recanvass requested for three House races | Lackey requests recanvass

Maine: Maine voters can now rank their choices on the ballot | Recounts in ballot questions underway

Maryland: What do Bugs Bunny, Gov. Hogan and Megatron all have in common?

Massachusetts: Local voting civil amidst heated election

Michigan: Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for protection of voting rights at UM speech | Grand Rapids clerk calls for better training for election challengers at the polls

Minnesota: Student voting experience | Cass sees more voters using mail, absentee ballots

Missouri: Student-led 'Vote, dammit.' outreach campaign worked to increase registration, turnout

Nebraska: Election results remain unofficial | All-mail voting leads to high voter turnout in Cedar Co.

Nevada: North Las Vegas council considering move to even-year city elections

New York: Elections official caught blasting de Blasio's ID program to be replaced | Police see no criminal intent in voter fraud case | de Blasio takes up voting reform

North Carolina: Durham Co. BOE to hold hearing Friday on election protest | North Carolina's war on voters is heating up | McCrory campaign files 11 new protests over potentially fraudulent absentee ballots | County to tackle remaining ballots | What's next in sorting out close NC elections? | Counties reviewing provisional ballots ahead of canvass| State BOE looks into fraudulent absentee ballot requests

Ohio: BOE seeks pay increases for employees | Most county ballot issues nixed

Pennsylvania: 69 percent of voters went to the polls

Rhode Island: Six recount requests filed

South Carolina: Absentee voting begins for runoff

Texas: New equipment could have sped up vote count | Texas voter ID law faces uncertain future | Ballot recount complete

Utah: No, voter turnout was not down this year

Vermont: Legislature to decide race

Virginia: Results show 81 percent turnout in Powhatan Co.

Wisconsin: 19 ballots rejected over voter ID

Also, check out all our Election Day 2016 Dispatches here.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

November 16, 2016

Also, check out all our Election Day 2016 Dispatches here.

Alaska: Election worker acts as town crier

Arizona: Yavapai Co. leads AZ with 84 percent turnout | AZ Dems cry foul over Maricopa Co. election officials' inaction | Purcell loses re-election bid | Discarded early votes prompts Maricopa lawsuit | How many ballots are left to be counted in Maricopa Co. | Helen Purcell concedes election

Arkansas: Scott Co. overlooked hundreds of early-voting ballots

California: Election chief explains late count | Marin Co.: 52K ballots still to be counted | 4.1M ballots left to process in California | Election officials across California still face as many as 4M uncounted ballots

Colorado: Ballot styles vary across state; Pueblo in-person voters add to results delay | Tests didn't find limits in system

Delaware: After recount, 11-vote margin confirmed

Florida: UF developed voting machine for disabled used on Election Day | After two recounts, Seminole City council election still up in the air

Georgia: Chatham Co. voting numbers up, percentages down | New voting trend could change operations in Richmond Co. | Bryan Co. poll workers retiring

Indiana: Warrant: Indiana workers submitted bogus voter registrations | Judge unseals new search warrants in voter registration investigation

Kentucky: Three defeated House candidates request recanvass of vote totals

Louisiana: Early voting begins November 26

Maine: Secretary of state says recounts would take at least 30 days, cost $500K

Maryland: Absentee votes don't change results | Washington Co. BOE canvassing begins tomorrow

Massachusetts: Election officials recount ballots under state audit | Early voting saw challenges, triumph in North Andover | Barnstable's Precinct 13 selected for post-election audit

Mississippi: Incumbent election commissioners hold on to vote lead

Missouri: Some students unable to vote after attempting to register through TurboVote

Nebraska: Sarpy Co. sets early voting record

Nevada: Carson City board of supervisors accept canvas | Washoe Co. commissioners canvass returns from election

New Jersey: Burlington Co. mail-in ballot tallies released | Rutgers law students assisted voters on Election Day

New York: Police investigating voter fraud case in Watertown | New York City turnout around 56 percent

North Carolina: Durham elections chair: No evidence of inaccurate reporting on 94K votes | Durham election officials, NC GOP to meet Wednesday over polling problems | Protest filed in Bladen Co. over alleged fraudulent absentee ballots | Kids Voting Durham: Durham students follow parents' vote lead | Scotland Co. vote count on hold | Lenoir Co. gets to work sorting provisional ballots

Pennsylvania: Provisional ballots rejected, approved

Rhode Island: Officials demand answers for 'historic failure' on Election Day | General Assembly candidates seek recounts

South Carolina: Beaufort Co. BOE to fill 2 vacant seats

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission could face penalties if state deadline missed | Some Tennessee students had voting program mishap

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections officials still investigating one potential double-vote attempt

Utah: More than 5,500 vote in larges election in county history

Vermont: Vermont's Vote: Record-breaking early ballots

Wisconsin: Professors begin researching how voter ID played a role in turnout | Madison sees record-breaking voter turnout on Election Day

Wyoming: Wyoming county sees 100 percent voter turnout