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Monday, 21 March 2016

March 19-21, 2016

National News: Seth Meyers explains the secret GOP voter suppression plan | America's disturbing voter turnout crisis | FVAP enhancements positively impact overseas military absentee voters | Many ex-felons don't know they can get their right to vote restored | As 2016 race goes on, states debate election costs

Arizona: Voters head to the polls tomorrow 

Arkansas: PB Filing: Handling of ballots improper | Voter intimidation complaints filed in sheriff's runoff race | Four polling places used in primary won't be Nov. 8 

California: Sacramento Co. supervisors to examine elections office |

Colorado: Voters concerned with improperly sized ballot secrecy sleeves 

Florida: 9 Investigates: Third-party voter registration organizations | Make Elections Great Again-troublesome hat causes headache | Newby's hosts Rock the Vote campaign | Would changing Gainesville's election date increase turnout?   

Georgia: DeKalb may hold quick commission election | Fulton Co. officials take stock of primary day successes and flubs 

Illinois: Clerks weigh in after legislator eyes changes to voter registration law | Voting problems mar primary day in McHenry Co. | State election board looking into McHenry Co. primary problems | Voters find more than ballots in quirky locations | DuPage election commission to discuss faster posting of election results | Debate over need for Aurora election commission resurfaces | Bad ballots raise election concerns | A teen with a burning desire to vote perseveres | Aurora mayor calls for elimination of election commission 

Indiana: Helping understand early voting, vote centers | Douglas answers voting center FAQ | Clark Co. getting election game face ready | Bill amendments would affect November election 

Kentucky: Grimes: Ky. wants Ohio's early voting 

Louisiana: Long wait in voting line? Outdated machines may be to blame 

Massachusetts: Plan eases voter rules for domestic abuse victims 

Michigan: Lease bumps voters from Civic Center 

Minnesota: Election-year session sees election reform bills 

Missouri: Long day for election judges | St. Louis implements iPads citywide for voter check-in

New York: Voter drive underway in city high schools 

North Carolina: UNCC students raise issue over voter ID | Out-of-state students face obstacle to vote in NC | Robeson elections staff sorts 900 provisional ballots 

Ohio: Aging voting machines and Clark Co., statewide need replaced | Ohio's election laws under scrutiny as focus shifts to fall 

Oklahoma: No charges filed in Comanche Co. double-voting cases 

South Carolina: Richland election official: $80K likely needed to fill empty seat 

Texas: County prepares for May runoffs 

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voting rights suit plaintiffs seek summary judgement 

Virginia: Va. Republicans take redistricting fight to Supreme Court 

Wisconsin: Wisconsin voter ID rules set to debut in first presidential contest | For a smooth Election Day, be sure to register | Absentee ballots increase as election nears 

 

Friday, 18 March 2016

March 18, 2016

National News: Audit slams management at former job of U.S. election official

Arkansas: Yell will have new voting machines | Candidate told she couldn't vote for herself | Wilkins files suit against election commission over early voting procedures | PB filing: Handling of ballots improper

Colorado: Voter ID bill heads to House

Connecticut: Efforts underway to help disabled people vote | Study options include closing five polling places  

District of Columbia: Merrick Garland and D.C. politics: His role in voting rights  

Florida: Orange Co. blames vendor after poll worker received worthless checks | Data corruption to blame for Tuesday's return to voter registration books in Duval | Orange Co. elections office suffers week of woes | Rick Case Honda does double duty as polling place  

Illinois: Ballot problems won't change outcome of any races | Long line discouraged Will Co. voters | Primary problem: Clerk takes responsibility for ballot shortage | Election officials say true test for same-day registration is in November | DuPage election commission to discuss faster posting of election results | McHenry clerk apologizes for election delays | Judge rules Adams Co. clerk must allow late voting

Indiana: State prepares for high turnout

Kansas: Audit slams management at former job of U.S. election official

Louisiana: House OKs pay raise for custodians of voting machines  

Maryland: Voters will use new voting machines in 2016 | Gaithersburg council considers continuing problems with voter turnout  

Missouri: Missouri's recount process is long, complicated and rarely pays off | Fight breaks out between voter and election officials in House Springs | Volunteers keep the voting process running smoothly in Cass  

Montana: Flathead Co. election department moves to Fairgrounds until July  

Nebraska: Ballot drop boxes popping up across Douglas Co.  

New Hampshire: O'Keefe turns over videos detailing alleged voter fraud to state officials  

North Carolina: East Winston precincts deal with issues | Several factors caused long lines, late results during primary | Problems at NC polls: Advocates urge action before November | Low turnout, no problem at the polls | Lots of provisional ballots still to be counted  

Ohio: Federal judge catches criticisms over poll time extension | Poll worker makes court appearance

Pennsylvania: Polling place won't move back to Kutztown University  

Rhode Island: Rhode Island BOE executive director suspended

Tennessee: Wilson Co. Fair to use election theme in 2016

Texas: Candidate alleges voter fraud in Harris Co.  

Virginia: Culpeper registrar hopes early voting leads to voting often

Washington: Auditor wary of election day voter registration  

Wyoming: Casper drops from 22 polling place to two for upcoming election  

 

Thursday, 17 March 2016

March 17, 2016

National News:Voto Latino launches voter registration app

Arizona: Judge: Reagan may side with redistricting plaintiffs

California: New voting machines should speed up count  

Connecticut: Nonprofit boosts voter registration with art

Florida: Orange Co. supervisor of elections addresses ballot issues | Presidential primary only the beginning of busy electoral season | Volusia, Flagler report one bad scanner, no big problems | 1400 poll workers issued worthless checks | PBC resolves Delray Beach vote mix-up | Protest planned in Orange Co. after vote problems | Hundreds of Osceola Co. voters forced to file provisional ballots | Closed primary causes confusion | Frustrations felt by voters, election workers in PBC  

Georgia: Elections board cuts four precincts  

Illinois: Kenwood student counts ballots on primary day | New to this election? Young judges | County Clerk: We've never had a crowd like that | Some frustrated voters in metro-east gave up as precincts ran out of ballots | Adams Co. voters frustrated by ballot shortages | County precincts short on ballots after high turnout | What happens when the polls close? See how votes are counted | Human error slowed vote count in DuPage | Long lines blamed on same-day registration | Ballot shortages leave voters, would-be voters frustrated | Total count of vote could take until March 28 | Chicago not bringing back 'I Voted' stickers | Mayor calls for elimination of Aurora election commission  

Indiana: Talking voting machines to help residents during election season  

Kansas: New deputy clerk for elections takes over during busy period  

Kentucky: Officials' opinions vary on early voting bill | Bill to restore ex-felon voting rights advances  

Minnesota: Presidential primary push gets underway  

Missouri: Election machines make voting easy at polling place | New voting equipment works well in primary | Big turnout keeps Jackson Co. election board busy | Cape Co. clerk hopes to avoid recount | Check-in system to blame for long lines at Missouri polls | 4-year-old vents over lack of voting rights | Election officials blame technology problems for long lines at KC polls | St. Louis poll worker issued summonses for peace disturbance

Nevada: Nevada officials settle voting-rights squabble  

New York: NYC schools push to get 20K teens to register to vote in 2016

North Carolina: State election board reports no issues with voter ID changes; others disagree | Computer glitches noted in Cumberland, Robeson counties during primary | Durham elections chief: Vote early to avoid lines | Long lines, confusion over voter ID reported in NC primary | Elections board, NAACP spar over Triangle voting delays | Kimble: Implementation of voter ID went smoothly | Election official explains late-night voting at Wake Co. precinct | Smith ousted from BOE  

Ohio: Where everybody knows her name | Judge: Stranded drivers wanted to vote | Selfies with stickers: Social media responses to Ohio's primary | Should polling stations be inside public schools? | Election day judicial order may prompt legal action | Provisional ballots still to be added to vote totals | Smooth sailing for Washington Co. BOE   

Oregon: Non-affiliated voters will receive mailer reminding them of primary election options  

Pennsylvania: State launches voter education initiative | State primary ballot still in question  

Rhode Island: Another rocky meeting for the RI BOE  

Tennessee: Madison Co. election commission certifies primary  

Texas: Lawmakers: DOJ should investigate long lines in Harris Co. | Voting anywhere on election day would be nice but comes at a high price, Dallas Co. official says | Commissioners mum on primary election fiasco, await report | Starr Co. elections administrator sued by ACLU  

Virginia: Virginia county goes back to voting basics with paper ballots  

Washington: Yakima may end appeal of voting rights case | Moscow's proposed Voting Rights Act stalls in Senate  

Wisconsin: Veterans can now use VA cards for voter ID | Scott Walker quickly signs online voter registration bill | Misconduct charges dismissed against clerk  

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

March 16, 2016

Election Day 03.15.16 Dispatches

National News: Non-citizen voting case pits DOJ against states that require proof-of-citizenship | Native American groups defend their right to vote | The brave new world of early voting explained 

Alaska: Some voters face problems at polls 

Colorado: County testing new vote-counting system | GOP voter ID bill advances in Senate, but prospects dim | Switch to primaries could cost counties $50K...or more 

Florida: Some voters hit polls twice after glitch | SoS: Election had 'few minor glitches' that were 'resolved quickly' | Reports of voting problems surface in Florida | From start to finish Leon Co. primary ran smoothly | Miami-Dade reports speedy results, claims victory after 2012 debacle | Fewer felon voting rights restored under Gov. Scott | Despite some confusion over balloting, South Florida sails through primary | Some voters said they weren't allowed to vote | Election day a success in Lee Co. | Staggering absentee, early voting numbers for Florida primary | Florida Election Officials: Trump's name not left off ballot 

Illinois: St. Clair, Madison clerks have to print additional ballots | Ballot confusion at the polls | Record number of early votes set stage for strong voter turnout | Adams Co. vote totals won't be available until at least Thursday | Polling places in Effingham Co. now closed after judge ordered them to stay open additional 90 minutes | Several polls open late in Illinois | Confusion at Chicago election voting locations | McHenry poll workers say extension wasn't communicated to them | Historic turnout for primary slows results reporting | Kilowatt supports measure to bring automatic voter registration to Illinois | Shortage of ballots extends voting hours, draws sharp criticism | Problems at the polls in Sangamon Co. | Balloting problems discovered as voting starts | Storms delay vote count in RI Co. | Four judges removed | Voters concerned with county handling of ballot shortage 

Indiana: Demi leader criticizes rejection of ISU vote center | Elections board OKs second satellite voting site downtown | County preps for big election potential 

Kentucky: Magoffin Co. man pleads guilty in vote-fraud case | Kentuckians can now register to vote online | Area county clerks show support for early voting legislation 

Massachusetts: Worcester clerk retiring after almost 2 decades 

Missouri: Clerks surmise more new voters cast ballots in Jasper, Newton counties | Slow Internet leads to long lines in Missouri primary | Area student drives 7 hours to cast vote | County clerk says he needs to change election day policy | Election highlights unsung heroes | Therapy dog reported stolen from Missouri polling place 

New Hampshire: Manchester urged to adopt electronic voter checklist 

New Jersey: Electronic voter registration urged 

New York: Suffolk election chief seeks more authority to raise wages 

North Carolina: New voter ID law doesn't deter Richmond Co. voters | Pilot Mt. holds first early voting site | Long waits but few issues at precincts | NC voters heading to polls face strict new voter ID law | Voter ID is least of complaints for Cumberland Co. BOE | Mecklenburg voters surge to polls in strong primary election turnout | High turnout backs up polling places | Voters sent away after poll worker makes 'mistake' | Big turnout causes massive voting delays in Havelock | Report of person with a gun briefly closes polling place | Voters complain of being turned away | Polls close, complaints widespread in Cumberland Co. | Few troubles reported at Guilford polling places 

Ohio: Minor issues reported at polling locations in the Miami Valley | Voters cast their ballots | Polls remain open based on judge's order | Smooth sailing at area polling stations Tuesday | Secretary of state's office got a call from 'a guy named Steve' | Quiet night at Lucas Co. BOE | Early voting turnout strong across Ohio | Levy left off some ballots | Traffic accident leads to voting snarl | Judge to hear dispute over recent Ohio election law changes | Court order to keep polls open sends poll workers scrambling 

Rhode Island: Rhode Island senators pass online voter registration 

South Carolina: Richland Co. balks at elections office budget request, orders audit 

Texas: Election lawsuit on fast track for judge's ruling 

Washington: Secretary of State Wyman's voting proposals sacked by fellow Republicans 

West Virginia: ACLU of WV reacts to passage of voter ID law 

Wisconsin: Senate backs online voter registration | Senate gives final approval to online voter registration bill 

Wyoming: Natrona Co. commission approves voting venue changes 

 

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

March 15, 2016

Arizona: Senate tentatively OKs bill aimed at curtailing voter fraud 

California: State proposal to end traditional polling sites? | Why is California's primary so late? 

Colorado: Cheaper and more flexible voting equipment arrives in Pueblo 

Florida: Waiting in line to help the elderly vote | Counting, preps underway ahead of primary | Broward ready for primary | Elections officials ready for large turnout | Collier, Lee elections offices expect busy day at the polls | Surge of early voting means long lines not expected at polls | Florida prepares for primary vote | Election workers ready for primary election day | More than 2M ballots cast in advance of Tuesday's primary | Car dealership one of Florida's biggest polling places 

Idaho: An Idaho committee has introduced legislation that would add concealed weapons permits to a list of approved voters IDs needed to vote in elections 

Illinois: Are polls malfunctioning in Chicago? | Cook Co.: First primary with election-day registration, 17 YO voters | Chinese community poll watchers trained for Tuesday primary | St. Clair Co. clerk announces voter fraud reporting system | Ravinia music hall among Lake Co.'s unusual polling spots | Champaign Co. primary preparations | Chicago BOE reaching out to South Asian voters | Officials in Fox Valley ready to register new voters | High school students to serve as election judges | Safety prompts precinct changes 

Indiana: No ISU vote center | ISU plan for vote center on campus appears defeated 

Kentucky: Online voter registration comes to Kentucky | Grimes launches online voter registration in Kentucky | Early voting bill passes House 

Michigan: With presidential primary behind them, clerks already preparing for May 3 election 

Missouri: 'Talking' voting machines, other equipment ensure voters with disabilities can cast ballots | Visually impaired can vote by secret ballot | St. Louis election boards brace for brisk voter turnout | Kansas City election board sends disabled man, wife wrong ballots twice 

Nevada: Nevada settles lawsuit over registering low-income voters 

New York: Onondaga Co. asks villages to move elections to November 

North Carolina: Voter ID law could block 218K registered voters from the polls | Early voting breaks records in Asheville, Buncombe | Election day is here! | Early voting had few ID issues, officials say 

Ohio: Poll workers prepared to handle voters | Lucas Co. BOE prepare for primary | Elections board: No disruption expected by 17-year-olds voting | Washington Co. BOE prepares for election day | Is Hamilton Co. ready for the election? | About 50 Ashtabula Co. teens affected by ruling on young voters | Local election officials preparing for big day | Hamilton Co. troubleshooters ready for primary | Mahoning Co. to use optical scanners to count ballots | No paper ballots at the primary polls | Board of elections ready for anything 

Oklahoma: County election board points voters to updated website for questions 

Oregon: Local impact of Oregon Motor Voter law 

Pennsylvania: Pa. bills would make voter registration easier  

South Carolina: Richland elections budget back on table for county council 

Tennessee: Elections chief finalists have political histories 

Texas: Abbott dismisses Obama's criticism, says Texas will crack down on voter fraud | Texas sued over 'motor-voter' law compliance 

Virginia: 17-year-olds cast ballot in Culpeper, legally 

Washington: Secretary of state fighting for the 'Pac-12 Primaries' 

 

Monday, 14 March 2016

March 12-14, 2016

National News: Law expert examines battles over voting rights  

Arizona: County releases video demonstrating new voting equipment  

Arkansas: Benton Co. to use vote centers for general election | Election commission reports possibility of double voting | UAPB professor interested in idea of using students during voting | Primary election not quite over  

California: Two votes, one ballot box  

Colorado: Colorado investigating online voter registration problems | Voter registration could be tied to driver's license in new proposal  

Florida: Election officials dispute Trump claim about dishonest voting in Florida | Collier, Lee elections offices expect busy day at the polls | Final day of early voting draws those who want to void the lines on Tuesday | Officials: Complaint not filed in election tampering accusations | More in PBC votes so far via early, absentee than in all of 2012 | Manatee bus fees to be waived on Tuesday  

Hawaii: Trial set to begin in July for voter fraud case  

Idaho: Ballot shortage caused delay at the polls and elections office  

Illinois: Primary voting varies by place, gender | Kane Co. officials poised to monitor Tuesday's primary | Huge early voting numbers in Chicago  

Indiana: Early satellite voting gets OK from board  

Iowa: Iowa Supreme Court to consider challenge to felon voting law | Governor signs bill extending voting period for Iowans serving overseas

Louisiana: Schedler now wants to keep EAC  

Massachusetts: Vote count changes in town council race  

Michigan: Bill would allow selfies, ballot photos at polling places  

Mississippi: Mississippi, Louisiana officials at odds over EAC  

Missouri: County making primary election preparations | Infrequent voters may cause delays  

North Carolina: Early voting concludes without major problems | Early voting draws record numbers to Charlotte, Mecklenburg  | NAACP concerned about voter ID confusion | Voter ID law hinders some college students | With no ID, Sen. Richard Burr casts provisional ballot | 500K vote early in NC | Last day of early voting saw lines and skateboarding voters | Officials keeping a new schedule in place for state Supreme Court election | Voters without ID run into new election rules  

North Dakota: Are North Dakota's voter ID requirements too complicated for college students?

Ohio: Election day gets a new look | Changes in store for voters | Judge allows some 17-year-olds to vote | Judge rules 17-year-olds can vote in primary | Teens not eager to cast early ballots | Some mail-in ballots mistakenly returned to voters | Early voting, ballot confusion among primary concerns | Schools that are poll locations increase security  

Oregon: Motor Voter adds 100 people to county rolls  

Pennsylvania: How to make sure you're ready to vote on election day  

Tennessee: Election commission interviews candidates for administrator  

Texas: Lawsuit filed for new election in McLennan Co. | Mishap mars election results | Obama blames Texas government for low turnout  

West Virginia: Voter ID bill with expanded options passes legislature on final day | Voter ID bill heads to governor's desk  

Friday, 11 March 2016

March 11, 2016

Alabama: Macon Co. candidate questions election results  

Alaska: Bethel City council considers replacing election polls with mailed ballots  Election funding allocation voted down by Soldotna council  

California: California secretary of state takes voting message to Modesto High School  

Florida: County commission must buy new voting equipment by 2020 | Gertrude Walker files for re-election | Rick Scott OK's request to call absentee ballots 'vote-by-mail' ballots | Spring break threatens Florida primaries | Stomach-illness reported at elementary school, voters to cast ballots elsewhere  

Idaho: Idaho's first early presidential primary draws a crowd  

Illinois: Early voting an alternative to election day crowds | Early voting, mail voting set new primary record | Tuesday's primary first time Illinois voters can register on primary day | Early voting in Suburban Cook breaks records | Party affiliation confuses some voters  
Indiana: Vote centers approved for Howard County | Portage Co. switches from touch-screens to paper ballots  

Iowa: Bill makes it easier for overseas military members to vote  

Kansas: New voting machines to bring better accountability to elections

Maryland: O'Malley finds new opportunity on board of voter education group | Following veto override, released felons register to vote in Baltimore

Michigan: City, county dealt with election issues  

Minnesota: Will Minneapolis' new renter voter bill increase turnout

Missouri: Politically Speaking: Jay Ashcroft on his bid to become Missouri's secretary of state | Polling place moves for primary  

Montana: County tries direct mail recruitment for election judges  

New Hampshire: House passes 10-day residency requirement to vote  

North Carolina: North Carolina may be ground zero for election law battles | Cumberland elections board upholds 191 voter appeals | Another Asheville senior resident experiences difficulty obtaining photo ID  

Ohio: Hamilton Co. tests voting equipment ahead of primary | Judge to hear arguments today in 17-year-old voting rights | Elections chief posts video on rare dual primary votes | Hamilton Co. ready for Tuesday primary | Lawyer predicts primary chaos if 17-year-olds allowed to vote | 17-year-old Cleveland Heights student fights to have primary vote count | Miami Co. BOE determines 'voter intent' | Students take initiative, get involved in 2016 election

Oregon: Oregon adds 15,502 voters since 'Motor Voter' began | OSU-Cascades students host secretary of state forum | Dramatic increase in registered Oregon voters  

Pennsylvania: Dent wants to ax straight-party voting

Tennessee: Election commission asks retiring administrator to stay until replacement is found

Texas: Federal appeals court to reconsider Texas ID law | Watching the clock on Texas' voter ID case | Changes in voting technology could affect 2020 presidential election  

U.S. Virgin Islands: AG: Investigation into 2012 election still open | St. Croix elections board offers voting machine demonstration | Watlington says voting machines are good to go | Rules committee approves election reform bills  

Washington: State Voting Rights Act likely dead again this year

Thursday, 10 March 2016

March 10, 2016

National News: 'Motor Voter' registration laws pitted against citizenship IDs in court case | Starbucks urges baristas to register to vote

Alabama: Uncounted votes affect race in Elmore | Around 1300 uncounted votes found | State lawmakers propose automatic voter registration

Arizona: Ducey's signature makes 'ballot harvesting' a crime

California:Albany defers possibility of ranked choice voting

Connecticut: New Britain registrar exploring possible closure of polling places | Registrar's attorney bills Brookfield again

Florida: Voting machines could again take center stage

Idaho: OVR bill headed to the House | Bannock Co. overspent for primary | Decades of dedication at the polls

Illinois: Chicago's homeless discouraged from voting in primaries

Massachusetts: Early voting set to debut but officials say there's no funding

Michigan: Clerks work all day to get results | Primary ballot snafus arise in Detroit | Plainfield Twp. clerk pledges to fix ballot shortage by fall | Large turnout leads to shortage of ballots | Clerks, ACLU continue to push for election reform | Clerk: Some Genesse voters turned away from polls

Mississippi: Election reform still possible | Precincts get wrong ballots, candidates may sue | Poll workers get pay raise

Montana: Clerical error could disrupt the voting underway in Smelter City

New Hampshire: NH House tackles voter eligibility bills

New York: Utica schools consider closing 12 polling places

North Carolina: Livingstone students march to polls during early voting | One stop has strong start | North Carolina's Congressional primaries are a mess | Lots of voters, but some had trouble | Thousands vote early, smoothly in county

North Dakota: ID law may complicate voting for ND students

Ohio: Ohio's youngest primary voters at center of election dispute

Oklahoma: 3 under investigation for voter fraud

Pennsylvania: West Hazelton redistricting could affect polling lines

Tennessee: Sumner Co. to request new voting machines

Texas: Federal court to take another look at Texas voter ID law | County recount creates more questions | Snell wins recount, Priest moving forward with lawsuit for new election | County provisional ballots counted

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board reaffirms its position on funding primary

Vermont: Bill would have Vermont voters register at DMV

Washington: Voting Rights Act falters for fourth straight year

Wisconsin: Walker backs vets IDs for voting

Wyoming: Natrona Co. consolidates polling places 

 

Wednesday, 09 March 2016

March 9, 2016

National News: Why voting in 2016 could be nearly impossible for some Americans | Legislation for Native voting rights stalled in Congress | How can universities encourage young people to vote?

Alabama: More votes found, Faulk retains seat without a runoff | Runoff will cost taxpayers $500K | Marshall Co. considers new polling location

Arizona: Possible closure of Cherrybell mail center has Tucson voters concerned

Arkansas: Benton Co. election officials praise vote centers | Election commission to offer voting explainer

California: High-speed ballot scanners bought to expedite vote count | Machines will expedite vote count | Voter turnout continues to fall

Connecticut: New Britain Dems claim 'voter suppression'

Florida: Florida elections officials could be getting a pay raise | Pay raise for election supervisors going to Scott, but just barely | County approves second voting precinct | Vote total approaches 1.3M, as flawed mail ballots mount | Thousands voting early, absentee for primary | Record breaking number of voters cast early ballots

Idaho: Local election offices seeing above-average turnout | Cost and potential impact of Idaho's March primary | Ada Co. unveils new voting system | Sun Valley sees high voter turnout | Long lines kept some polling places open | Long lines, short lines: Primary in full swing | Big turnout spurs delays at TF polls

Indiana: Changes in polling places deemed necessary | Voter intent bill on way to governor

Kentucky: Kentuckians to vote in special election | GOP caucus an unwelcome change for some voters | Early voting bill clears House panel

Louisiana: Glitch stalls election returns

Maryland: Charles Co. BOE shows off new voting machines

Michigan: Voters head to polls for primary day | Michigan's voting machines are aging fast | Johnson talks about the primary election | Precincts report ballot shortages | Turnout breaks 1972 record | Ballots run short in Ingham Co.| Some Kent Co. polling places run out of ballots | Ingham Co. photocopies ballots| Election precincts run out of Democratic ballots | Ballot shortage reported in Redford Twp.

Minnesota: Secretary of state aims to drive higher voter turnout

Mississippi: Precinct updates | Turnout low for Mississippi's primary | Officials report solid turnout, no big problems | Mississippi voters face problems at some polling areas | Problems reported at polls in Hinds, Madison counties | Erroneous ballots cast in Madison | Officials rush to fix voting error | Some voters confused because voting precincts changed

Montana: Group calls Indian voting proposals 'unequal

New Hampshire: House takes up numerous voting bills

New York: Bill mandates BOE emergency plan

North Carolina: Voter ID speaker teaches residents their rights | Board of elections names new director

Ohio: 17-year-olds must be allowed to vote in primary, ACLU says | 17-year-olds sue over voting rights | Sanders joining fight over 17-year-olds' right to vote  

Oregon: Some Bend gas tax ballots returned to voters; too late to mail back | Six candidates pack the secretary of state race

Pennsylvania: Online voter registration applications surpass paper submissions

Tennessee: Election commission weighs 'speak up' policy for whistleblowers

Texas: Border town's voter rolls come under fire | Ballot boom: Primary election saw higher turnout | Save the date: More voting May 24 | Elections commission places blame for ballot snafu on vendor

Utah: Election season will include several changes

Vermont: Vt. House approves automatic voter registration

West Virginia: Senate committee passes voter ID bill, with many changes | House approves voter registration legislation, sends to Senate

Wisconsin: Ballot shortage concerns new clerk | Voter registration, information drives planned

Tuesday, 08 March 2016

March 8, 2016

National News: Fear of voter fraud leads states to establish voter ID requirements | Automatic voter registration takes hold on West Coast

Alaska: Proposal to include voter registration in PFD applications moves forward

Arizona: County board set to approve election workers

Arkansas: Election commission tackles provisional ballots in Sebastian Co.

California: Berkeley Law students propose legislation to register students to vote | Report says Sacramento Co. elections office has poor morale, teamwork

Florida: PBC early voting on pace to top 2012

Georgia: Fulton elections leader pleasantly surprised by voter turnout

Illinois: Vote fraud investigation underway after early voting begins | Extra location added for early voting | Adrian election worker wants voters to feel welcome at polls

Kentucky: Bill allowing widespread early voting hours clears House panel | Secretary of state calls for no-excuse early voting

Louisiana: Voters frustrated after being turned away without provisional option

Maine: After record-breaking weekend, lawmakers debate: Caucus or primary? | Return of primaries has bipartisan support

Maryland: Candidate says MD's voting machines for disabled are unfit

Massachusetts: Holyoke's 20-year-old voting machines could get $100K modernization

Michigan: Three things to know about voting Tuesday | Election officials say some 2M people could cast ballots on Tuesday | Grand Traverse, Benzie Co. clerks prepare for primary | Berrien prepares for primary

Mississippi: Harrison Co. officials talk polling place relocation | Some voters face slight detour on Tuesday | Local elections officials prepare for primary

Missouri: Missouri prepares for primary, potential long lines at polls

Nevada: Voting rights group threatens Nevada with possible DMV lawsuit

North Carolina: 165K ballots cast in first 4 days of early voting | NC board to discuss new process for Supreme Court elections

North Dakota: Voter education campaign approved  

Ohio: Elections officials expect large turnout for primaries | County still 300 poll workers short for primary day | Republicans ballot causing confusion | 17-year-olds to vote in next week's primary | Poll worker shortage in Hamilton Co.

Oregon: Postal Service glitch returns some ballots to voters | Deschutes election workers prep for gast tax vote

South Carolina: Some Beaufort Co. voters registered too late to vote in primaries

Tennessee: Rodgers: Knox voting machines are old, but still work | Blount Co. government prepares for shooter

Texas: Recount set for Wednesday

Utah: Navajo voting rights battle turns to translators | State spending $150K to promote switch from primary to caucus

Virginia: ACLU of Va. asks governor to restore voting rights | Service members have special interest in voting