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Monday, 07 March 2016

March 5-7, 2016

National News: Voters experiencing problems at different polling stations during primaries | What's it like to register to vote in Oregon and Texas | FVAP research says marital status contributes to voting behavior

Alabama: 'Alabama is ground zero' for voting rights | Local leaders host 'restore the vote' event | Selma marks 51st anniversary of Bloody Sunday | Candidate awaits total vote count in primary | Polling place called inadequate, inaccessible | One runoff, two candidates, $500K tab

Arkansas: Wilkins questions voting machine procedures| New voting machines worked as planned

Colorado: Colorado considering change to presidential primary after 2016 caucus uproar

Florida: Lafayette Co. upgrades voting equipment | Early voting draws thousands in Lee and Collier | Voters with disabilities will have access to new machines this year | New voter ID card raising concerns in Lee Co. | No lines, no waiting, just voting | Most Florida counties open early voting site | Your signature is everything when you vote-by-mail

Georgia: New law creates Fayette's new voting system

Hawaii: Judge recuses himself from voter fraud case

Illinois: Student senators push for automatic voter registration | Allegations of paying for votes in one Illinois race

Indiana: Vote centers given final approval  

Kentucky: Senate chief files bills to restore felons' voting rights

Louisiana: State officials see steady turnout, some confusion among voters during primary

Maine: AG says ranked-choice voting may require amending constitution | Caucus problems lead to talks of primary consideration

Maryland: Candidate sues Maryland over ballot issue | Board tries to remove Talbot election director

Massachusetts: Westport Middle School won't be used as polling location

Michigan: Clerk worried about old voting machines | Holly students to get first-hand experience in real election | Upper Michigan prepares for Tuesday's primary  

Minnesota: DFL part chief joins primary push

Mississippi: Presidential primary prep: Tuesday's election is ordinary, not super

North Carolina: Early voting going smoothly, steadily | Forsyth election workers prepare for full week of early voting | No easy answer to DMV's yes-or-no questions on NC voter registration | More than 1,500 early vote on first day, 943 of those vote at App State site | No complications with early voting so far | Crowds line up to cast ballots on Sunday | Local party leaders say extra primary adds confusion, costs | Voter confusion at NC A&T after Congressional maps split campus

North Dakota: Voter education campaign approved by Fargo city commission

Ohio: Test confirms smooth-running voting machines | Stark elections board member keeps post despite party defection | Democrat questions rules for young voters | Incoming elections director learning the ropes in Allen Co. | Republican OK'd for Lucas Co. BOE | How the ballots were counted 'back in the day' | Casto elected chair of BOE

Oklahoma: Bill to clarify voting rights for ex-felons goes to House for a vote

Pennsylvania: Shortage of Luzerne Co. BOE may be resolved this week

Puerto Rico: Thousands of Puerto Rico inmates vote in GOP primary

Tennessee: Harry S Truman club delivers doughnuts to poll workers

Texas: Uber and Lyft drivers push voter registration before May election | County election commission to review election issues | El Paso Co. looking for voting solutions in 2016 and beyond | Prairie View A&M students win fight for early voting polling place

Utah: Members of Navajo Nation in Utah suing over voting access  

Virginia: Republicans push to deter voter fraud with voter ID legislation | High schoolers vote in primary| Advocates say Asian, Muslim voter turnout still a work in progress

Wisconsin: Vehicles could deliver voter IDs under new policy suggestion  

Friday, 04 March 2016

March 4, 2016

Alabama: Resident concerns lead to decision to relocate Marshall Co. polling location  

Arizona: Does new bill protect or suppress voters?

Arkansas: Election report error causes confusion; no recount requested | Recount reveals same results |

California: Seniors get a lesson in voting  

Colorado: Pitkin Co. clerk unveils new digs, voting machines | Vote means new equipment for 2016  

District of Columbia: Is the DC BOE legit? Do the 2014 elections count? Judge declines to rule | Public vote on minimum wage remains in legal limbo

Florida: Group starts petition to move city elections to fall | Strong early voting turnout in Jax; other counties set to begin   

Idaho: Ada Co. anticipates faster election results with state-of-the-art voting system |  Bannock Co. election officials prepare for primary  

Illinois: Winnebago Co. testing voting machines | Elmbrook schools to beef up security for election days  

Indiana: County will again use traveling voting centers  

Iowa: Pate applauds passage of voting age bill | Consolidating elections

Georgia: Cobb Co. parents raise concern over school used as voting precinct | Fulton Co. working to smooth voter precinct notification process   

Louisiana: Preparing for election day  

Maryland: It could get much easier to register to vote in Maryland | Lawmakers rolls out redistricting reform  

Massachusetts: Adams considering moving polling station out of a garage  

Michigan: Michigan's aging voting machines a 'catastrophe waiting to happen'

Minnesota: Caucus chaos prompts calls for primary  

Mississippi: House passes early voting, election reform | Neshoba Co. prepares for primary   

Missouri: Officials test new voting machines in Jefferson City | How can a municipality have more registered voters than residents?  

North Carolina: Hundreds cast ballots during opener of early voting | Election officials help North Carolina voters tackle confusing voter ID laws | Early voting underway, new ID law in place | With voter ID requirement, confusion congressional map, Rowan voters head to polls | Voter ID law didn't stop 'dead' man from casting ballot | Warren elderly receive help casting ballots | More early voting sites, hours than in 2012 | Poll workers enforce state's new photo ID requirement for early voting   

Ohio: Portage election board considers move  

South Dakota: Precinct voting returns to Sioux Falls  

U.S. Virgin Islands: AG's office no longer providing legal counsel to boards of elections   

Tennessee: Wilson Co. sets voter turnout record | Rusk Co. election official expects results to be ready for canvass, certification  

Texas: Ballot machine issues delay Bastrop Co. election issues | Officials: Slow voters, high turnout caused election night lines | Priest calls for new election after county confirms polling errors | Primary polling sites cause confusion for some voters      

Vermont: For Vermonters with disabilities, there are alternative ways to vote  

Virginia: Testimony concludes in voter ID case | New poll site questioned  

Thursday, 03 March 2016

March 3, 2016

National News: Aging voting machines cost local, state governments  | Americans get to vote in a country with no elections | Jimmy Kimmel's 'Lie Witness News' Super Tuesday edition 

Alabama: Madison Co. voting issues/delays explained | Merrill discusses primary process| Albama sets record for primary turnout | Man arrested for disorderly conduct at polling place; drugs found   

Arizona: Technology to guard against multiple votes   

Arkansas: Crawford Co. voting machine glitch backs up election results | New poll workers, longer ballot contributed to election reporting delays | Poll workers demanding ID reported in at least 4 counties | Voters deal with confusion over voter ID law | Few issues reported at NW Arkansas polling sites | Election commission reviewing provisional ballots | Faulkner Co. experienced glitch | Washington Co. election commission approves provisional ballots, plans for run-off  

California: California college students would be automatically registered to vote if these students get their way   

Colorado: House panel kills measure requiring photo ID to vote  

Florida: In a first, Flagler's early voters will get ballots printed on demand | St. John's elections supervisor: 'Voting's never been easier'

Georgia: Redistricting in Hamilton Co. moves polling places | Macon-Bibb vote totals delayed by slow precinct reporting |  Confusion at polls causing issues for Columbus voters | More than 1K provisional ballots cast in Gwinnett | Ga. state officials say Super Tuesday went smoothly | Gwinnett Co. poll workers investigated for alleged racial mistreatment | Polling place changes | Cobb parents express concerns over schools used for polling places

Idaho: Senate unanimously backs online voter registration  

Illinois: Early voting booms in suburban Cook  

Indiana: County official raise concerns over vote centers  

Massachusetts: Some Worcester voters may have thrown away their votes

Mississippi: Pine Belt election officials deal with primary ballot changes | Court decision forces pre-election do-over | Hinds Co. prepares for Mississippi's presidential primaries

Missouri: Residents advised of polling location changes in area  

Montana: Stapleton files for secretary of state   

Nebraska: How Nebraskans vote in the future would be up to a task force | Ballot counting machine purchased  

New York: Senate says August primary is best| After locking horns, Senate passes August primary election bill

North Carolina: Age of voter ID dawns in NC | New ID laws, primary date changes elections prep and process | Ballots cause voter confusion  | Scotland NAACP to host march to get 'Souls to the Polls'

Ohio: Ohio elections chief uses Twitter to answer voter questions | Hill named chairman of Lucas Co. BOE | BOE scrambles to hire hundreds of poll workers | Lee named director of Meigs BOE | Hedges and Henderson reappointed to county BOE 

Pennsylvania: Schuylkill Co. BOE prepares for primary

South Carolina: Richland council has concerns but gives tentative OK for $1.2M elections office request  

South Dakota: Senate authorizes upgrade to secretary of state office  

Tennessee: Knox elections administrator says he'll ask for more election workers, money | Sumner sees high turnout, long lines on election day | Knox Co. voters face problems | Complimentary votes cast, but software troubles prompted lengthy delay | Long lines, long delays: Super Tuesday voting issues | Over 4K cast voters for ineligible candidates    

Texas: Higher voter turnout impacts voting procedures | Absente poll workers, small space caused long voting lines | Voters claim to wait hours to cast ballot at El Paso polling location| Tuesday anything but super for some voters | Some Bexar Co. precincts were unprepared for large turnout | Unexpected Super Tuesday turnout caused long lines for voters | Record turnout and new app to fast track voting | Counties grapple with aging electronic voting systems | Commissioner race left off 600 ballots| No glitches on election night | Ballot mix-up causes concerns | Several Bell Co. precincts ran out of ballots |  Elections administrator apologizes for long lines | Cameron Co. officials prepare for general election | Details emerge in election 'miscommunication' | Avoidable problems left voters angry | Man says wearing empty holster in polling place was 'silent protest' |  Extra absentee ballots sent in Callahan Co., citizens concerned | Political party polling place locations questioned     

Virginia: Waynesboro gets fast results with paper ballots | Trial on voter ID law wraps up | Poll numbers raise concerns for November  | Some student voters unable to vote due to website confusion

Washington: Former Yakima mayor advocates for Voting Rights Act  

Wisconsin: Dane Co. officials announce Voter ID Month | Voter ID law debate | Madison-area activists, officials announced concerted voter ID effort | Waupaca Co. clerk to retire

Wednesday, 02 March 2016

March 2, 2016

National News: Hoyer: GOP preys on prejudices on voting rights | Voter ID laws, Millinneials, minorities  

Alabama: Official says voter turnout extraordinarily high, military electronic voting program | Latest election news from across Alabama  

Alaska: Anchorage elections face 'dire' staffing shortfall  

Arizona: Voting made difficult leads to lawsuit  

Arkansas: State sees few glitches at the polls | Fort Smith voter turned away for not having ID | Mechanical glitch holds up results   

California: Time to update California's voting machines? | Elections leaders tout voter turnout and access reforms at Los Angeles gathering | Time running out for California's voting machines | Supervisors pass Election Day pay raises because of poll worker shortage  

Connecticut: Wood supports polling place consolidation  

Florida: TV talk show hostess Chelsea Handler to do interview about Bradenton tie-breaker election | Johns files for elections chief | Brevard commissioners to vote on election center | Early voters stream into polling places | County's new district lines change voting locations | Brevard Commissiners OK $968K for election center  

Georgia: Most voters using voting machines bought in 2002 | Voters deal with Super Tuesday election issues | Inside an Atlanta polling station on Super Tuesday  

Illinois: Korean-translated ballots are being readied for debut in primary | Will Co. eyes more pay for election judges  

Louisiana: Voting machine demonstrations set Wednesday | Almost 8K vote early in St. Tammany | 100K cast early ballots  

Massachusetts: Scenes from the local polls | Turnout about 50 percent in Andover | Massachusetts voters cast their ballots |  Primary smooth for Latinos at city polling site  

Michigan: Primary preparations | Traverse City clerk prepares for primaries  

Minnesota: Tenant voter registration notification ordinance goes into effect

Mississippi: Top election officials place blame for ballot change costs | Election officials preparing for primary  

Missouri: Voter ID laws again gaining traction in Missouri Legislature | Missouri lawmakers consider voter ID bill | Cape Girardeau election officials test equipment  

New Hampshire: Pay increase proposed for Somersworth election workers  

New Mexico: Clovis approves voter ID law

New York: Legislator: Put voter registration forms in county offices | City councilman suggests reminding voters of elections they've missed  

North Carolina: Voters' attorney say new Congress map should be rejected |  New voter ID laws to be implemented during early voting  

Ohio: Nearly 70K have already cast ballots | Belmont Co. BOE in for a busy month  

Oklahoma: As Oklahoma voter turnout wanes, election reform efforts gain support | Chaotic day closes for Payne Co. BOE | Some Edmond voters waiting in line for 45 minutes | State officials say turnout easily set new record  

South Carolina: Elections board chairman apologizes for second partisan email | Richland Co. BOE seeks help from county council to double its funding  

Tennessee: Voting closes in Tennessee| Election commission posts early voting results too soon | New voting machines for Hawkins Co. | Election commission says they were ready despite problems on Super Tuesday | Voters report some problems on Super Tuesday | Dozens wait for hours to vote after polls close in Hendersonville | Heavy turnout in Knox means long lines, delayed results | Elections chief: Long GOP ballot causes delays | Long lines delay Cheatham election results | Precinct workers have friendly competition to get through long day of voting | 86-year-old poll worker has been greeting voters for years  

Texas: Smith Co. elections results delayed by record turnout | Some El Paso polling places experience problems on Super Tuesday | Long lines delay count | GOP voters see long lines at the polls | Voters frustrated by long lines | Long lines, short tempers at some polling places |  Long lines at some Houston-area polling places | Smith Co. voter turnout may set a new record | Long lines cause headache for voters waiting to cast ballots | Texas Senate debates voter ID law | Voter reports problems for Dems in Van Zandt Co. | Voters take advantage of free VIA rides to polls | Lingering lines keep polls open late  

Utah: Summit Co. switches to mail ballots | Iron Co. to introduce new vote-by-mail format  

Virginia: Voting age starts young in the Valley | Former election officials testify that no Va. voters denied due to photo ID law | Turnout in Richmond area high, voters report few problems | More than 1K voters turn out to new on-campus voting precinct  

Washington: Election officials names won't be on election mail  

Wisconsin: Officials help launch 'Voter ID Month' | Federal complaint filed over voter ID law | State elections board has banned people from using hole-punched ID to register to vote  

Tuesday, 01 March 2016

March 1, 2016

National News: A tipping point for automatic voter registration? | New study reveals US voters risk being left behind by today's voting systems | Super Tuesday showdown: How the U.S. South won the spotlight | Here comes Super Tuesday and our voting infrastructure is still terrible | How different polling locations subconsciously influence voters | On Super Tuesday, hundreds of thousands may be barred from voting  

Alabama: Voting precinct changes affecting primary | Poll workers enjoy democratic, social ritual | What Super Tuesday voters need to know about Alabama's voter ID law  

Arizona: San Juan voting districts ruled unconstitutional

Arkansas: Election coordinators preparing for any possible voting machine issues on Super Tuesday | Last day for early voting in Arkansas   

California: All of California's voters are now in one online database  

Florida: McFall stepping down as Volusia's elections chief | Early voting begins in Hillsborough, Polk counties |  Voters' mistakes mean some won't have their vote-by-mail ballots counted | Johnson files for elections chief job  

Georgia: Preparing for the polls | Habersham voters to use new polling places | About 10 percent chose advance voting in Walker Co.  |  Almost 7500 Douglas voters cast ballots earlyWhat to do if you are turned away from voting Tuesday | Dougherty Co. sets up voting machines for Super Tuesday | Ga. early voters break record ahead of March 1 primaries | Kemp talks with Mike Moore about early voting and Super Tuesday | Fulton elections director confident for Tuesday primaries | Due to possible Norovirus, Honey Creek voting precinct changed to elections office   

Illinois: Durbin, Cullerton rally behind forced voter registration at DMVs | New polling places open in RI County  

Indiana: Panel examines voting rights  

Kentucky: Election related modifications moving through Kentucky General Assembly  

Louisiana: In Louisiana, robust early voting turnout

Maryland: Paper ballots will be ready for primary  

Massachusetts: Lowell election officials poised for big turnout | Local election officials brace for super turnout on Super Tuesday  

Mississippi: Presidential primary adds one more to ballotState spending thousands to add another candidate to ballot | Another candidate added to ballot  

Nebraska: ACLU to 3 counties: Provide ballots in Spanish | New ballot counter being considered  

New Hampshire: Vote behind bars bill headed to NH House   

New Mexico: Vote the more convenient way  

New York: Fired St. Lawrence Co. elections official file grievance to get her job back  

North Carolina: New voter ID law to be implemented during early voting  

Ohio: Ohio AG rejects driver's license voter registration amendment language  

Oklahoma: Oklahoma state election board provides tips, reminders before Super Tuesday | State election officials get ready for big turnout  

Tennessee: Voters urged to be prepared as Super Tuesday voting could be heavy | Will storms impact projected record presidential primary vote? | Election commission prepares precincts for Super Tuesday | 1600 poll workers on duty for Super Tuesday

Texas: Early voting sets local record ahead of Super Tuesday | More than half a million registered Texans don't have the right ID to vote on Super Tuesday | Commissioners OK salary of new elections administrator | Election workers make last minute preparations for Super Tuesday | Nacogdoches Co. election officials gearing up for Super Tuesday | People waiting to cast votes until election day | Election officials work on last-minute election preps | Polling location changes to make voting easier in Smith Co.  

Utah:  Navajo challenge closing of polling places 

Virginia: Charlottesville voting machines locked, ready for Super Tuesday | Virginia voters must have ID on Tuesday | Roanoke voters to face precinct changes

Wisconsin: Move to online voter registration could pose problems for Wisconsin, student voters  

Monday, 29 February 2016

February 27-29, 2016

National News: Super Tuesday turnout set to smash record | Voting assistance service ensures sailors stay registered vote at NDW | Should primary voters be worried about aging voting machines? | Congress honors civil rights 'foot soldiers' with medal  

Alabama: JeffCo prepares for Super Tuesday | Clearing up primary ballot confusion  

Alaska: Ballot initiative not done yet

Arkansas: Election workers see record turnout | No ballot redo Libertarians told | ExpressVote machine set for some counties on primary night | Early voting extended | Voters can cast ballots anywhere | Some polling places will allow voters with concealed guns | Early voting at record numbers ahead of primary

California: Elections leaders tout voter turnout and access reforms at Los Angeles gathering | Phones and tablets: The future of digital voting | New vote count may spell doom for development in Carlsbad

Colorado: New voting machines on tap

Florida: Brevard: Spend $968K on elections support complex | Early voting offered in 9 locations in LakeSigns point to 'highly energized' voters as early voting begins | Elections office opens remote ballot drop-off sites  

Georgia: Do's and don'ts of voting in Georgia's presidential primary | Georgia voters smash the state's early voting record   

Guam: Guam election commission owes money for unplanned expenses

Hawaii: Bill considered to give some prisoners, felons right to vote 

Idaho: Election central | Billboards fixed after Dems threaten to sue  

Illinois: Illinois Democrats push for automatic voter registration | Bill aims to digitize voter registration signaturesCommissioners switch Burnside, DuBois polling locations  

Indiana: Wait continues on Jeffersonville city council at-large recount appeal | Problems nix Armory polling place | County can yet prevent $150K taxpayer loss | Shelby Co. BOE preps for this year's presidential vote   

Iowa: Iowa auditors urge passage of bills

Kansas: Federal judge refuses to block new voter registration process in Kansas  

Louisiana: Louisiana early voting numbers down from last year, officials say | Calcasieu Parish sets record for early voting numbers  

Maryland: Official: Washington Co. election board needs poll workers  

Massachusetts: Holyoke gets ready for presidential primary | Towns see consistently low turnouts for local elections | Online voter registration system credited with surge of new voters | Latino leaders: Behind the scenes efforts failed  

Michigan: Algonac polling station moves to new location | Officials preparing for primary

Minnesota: Secretary Simon challenges Minnesotans to return state to No. 1 in voter turnout  

Mississippi: Absentee voting continues despite ballot challenge | Ballot challenge could come with a cost | Printing new ballots to cost $11K

Missouri: Partisan divisions are clear as Senate takes up voter ID  

Montana: Lindeen files for secretary of state | Bitterroot Valley preparing to host elections  

Nebraska: ACLU tells Colfax Co. to offer bilingual ballots | ACLU: Dawson Co. required to have bilingual election formsFacebook tries to shake up voter registration  

New York: Nassau and Suffolk election boards avoid staff cuts suffered by other departments | NYC pols want to shame eligible voters with 'voter history' card  

North Carolina: NC voter ID law in effect for primary election | Second election looming? | Guilford Co. poll workers wrap up training | Voting requires photo ID | NC NAACP encourages voters without ID to head to polls | Blaze leads to change in early voting siteDust settles after last-minute primary swap | What happens now that North Carolina's got two primaries? | Benson honors Harvey Johnson, Jr., voting rights activist  

Ohio: New electronic poll books arrive for March 15 election | Dave Wondolowski sworn in as new Cuyahoga Co. BOE member | McLin, Young appointed to MoCo BOE | Tech savvy teens sought for help at Hamilton Co. polls | Election officials find uncontested primaries wasteful | Crestline students soak up election lessons | Drake Co. BOE members reappointed  

Oklahoma: Early voting turnout remains strong | Voting tips offered by election board secretary | Early voting period brings record turnout in Oklahoma, officials say | State law allows inactive voters to be deleted from database

Pennsylvania: Michael Shaheen election to county BOE | PSNK student group works to register first-time voters

South Carolina: No voting problems seen in Anderson | Turnout low so far in Dem primary | Initial reports indicate low turnout | Polls handle 2 statewide elections in a week | Slow day at Horry Co. polls for Dem primary | Election director: Turnout 'slow but steady' for Dem primary

Tennessee: Election commission working hard to increase voter confidence | Early voting increases 19 percent in Dickson Co. | Election commission ready for election day | Election workers gather polling equipment | Election commission gears up for busy Super Tuesday

Texas: How many have been affected by Texas' voter ID law? It's hard to say | Election officials report high early voting numbers | Long lines reported as early voting ends in Central Texas | Some voters question online availability of election day polling places | Nearly 106K turnout for early voting in Bexar | Elections officials expecting high turnout on Tuesday

U.S. Virgin Islands: Senate holds measure to unify elections boards  

Utah: San Juan Co. sued for violating Voting Rights Act

Vermont: Barre board's polling handouts logic baffles  

Virginia: Man casts first ballot at 60 with help from a U.S. Senator | State official says he's unaware of any voter impersonation in past 20 years | Appomattox tornado aftermath, advisories and updates | WCSO will have deputies at school voting precincts on Super Tuesday | Waynesboro upgrades to digital technology for voting | Tuesday presidential primaries kick off busy year for elections | Tornado damages church, upends polling location in Appomattox | Roanoke voters enter primary with new precinct alignment  

Washington: Voting Rights bill gains support in Senate

Wisconsin: Shorewood man sentenced to jail for multiple votes in several elections | Elections board to consider banning hole-punched IDs at polls | GAB apologizes for Green Bay ballot problems  

Friday, 26 February 2016

February 26, 2016

Alabama: Poll workers receive training before primary election

Arizona: 11K college-age voters registered in Maricopa Co.   

Colorado: Public demonstration of new voting equipment| Elections department has moved    

Florida: Items surrounding 2000 election on display | Memories of county's disputed role in 2000 election| With half-million absentee ballots turned in for Florida's primary, Miami-Dade a focal point for problems | More than 540K mail ballots out 1.7M returned so far|  In early Florida voting, more than 4,400 ballots have already been rejected

Georgia: Secretary of state talks SEC Primary| Turnout for early voting breaks records  

Idaho: Secretary of state's office authorizes reprinting of 22 Idaho Votes billboards   

Iowa: New polling location announced  

Kentucky: Grand jury charges several bought votes for Magoffin Co. judge  

Louisiana: Early voting location to be partially inaccessible on Saturday  

Massachusetts: Holbrook fixes state ballot problem | Latinos urge city to take voting issues seriously |  Elections officials gearing up for Super Tuesday | Clerks prepare for high turnout Tuesday

Michigan: Elections officials prepare for high turnout  

Minnesota: Election chief Simon vows to make voter turnout great again

Mississippi: Voting machines get test run| Mississippi will appeal order to change ballot  

Montana: Blackfeet tribe calls for better voting access  

Nebraska: Facebook aids Nebraska in voter registration| Three Nebraska counties must provide bilingual voting materials| ACLU says Dawson Co. must offer bilingual ballots

New Hampshire: Activist group says it's willing to cooperate in voting violations probe| Merrimack Town Council to discuss polling location change  

North Carolina: New Forsyth elections director ready for challenges

Ohio: Miami Co. BOE hears March election update | Hartley picked for Lucas Co. BOE| Husted to swear in dozens of new elections officials  

Oklahoma: Early voting begins in Oklahoma | Early voting off to a solid start in OK

South Carolina: Delays at the polls add to voter frustration | Elections officials swamped, costs up

Tennessee: Hawkins Co. to use new voting machines for Super Tuesday

Texas: Friday is the final day for early voting | Texans breaking turnout numbers  

Virginia: Plaintiffs in Va. voter ID case may wrap case Friday| More than 2100 Loudoun high schoolers are registered to vote in primaries| High schoolers to get expanded duties on election day |   Board reverses course, no school on Super Tuesday

Thursday, 25 February 2016

February 25, 2016

National News: Want honest elections? Meet America's new election integrity watchdog | Civil rights groups concerned restrictive laws will keep minorities from casting votes | The 10 states where Millennials could sway the election

Alabama: Madison Co. election officials open voting machine testing to public | Lawmakers talk felon voting rights

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. election officials keep eye on voting machines | Washington Co. prepares for electronic, paper voting | County gets vote monitor | White Co. election officials apologize for 'confusing' voter ID sign

California: Ballots still being counted in Measure A election

Florida: Bay Co. unveils new voting equipment | Elections office steps into the future | Miami getting election ready ahead of Florida Primary | South Florida elections officials preparing for primary | Bipartisan push in Senate to make SoS elected

Georgia: More than 200K Georgians have voted early | Voting rights groups keep eyes in Ga. ahead of primary

Hawaii: Former county council candidate charged with voter fraud

Idaho: Secretary of state to fix billboard | Idaho GOP primary voting concerns

Indiana: Payment OK'd for Porter Co. poll books | Early voting will stay off campus this year | County OKs elections app | County OKs polling place changes

Maryland: Special meeting fails to resolve elections tie issue | Paperwork mix-up causes problems in Charlestown election

Massachusetts: Abingdon, Rockland ballots affected by state ink snafu | Mass. elections officials worry over 'Independent' voters

Michigan: All secretary of state offices closed due to weather

Mississippi: Election officials testing voting machines | The fight for voting rights in Mississippi still resonates| D'Iberville leaders prepare for voting precinct change

Missouri: Voter ID clears last hurdle before Senate floor

Montana: Montana county moves MSU polling place to campus gym

New Jersey: West Milford school board mulls Election Day closure

North Carolina: Congressional primary moved to June 7; regular primary still on March 15 | What happens now that North Carolina's got two primaries

Ohio: State bill seeks to protect certain voters' privacy | In advance of primary, poll workers get training

Pennsylvania: Bucks, MoCo election officials anticipate complaints about Pa. 'closed' primary

South Carolina: Richland elections office tells county council it needs more money now

Tennessee: Tennessee breaks early voting record turnout

Texas: Smith Co. election workers recall years at the polls | Vote anywhere in Boone Co. on election day | Polling pads pace voter registration time | Election administration ready| Technology streamlines process for county's overseas voters | Slower than expected early voting

Vermont: Montpelier clerk's office to open Saturday for early voting| Condos applauds House gov ops action to improve voter registration

Virginia: Expert witness testifies that there is no justification for Va. photo ID law | Voter registrars in Central Va. preparing for large turnout

Washington: Voter registration bill stalls in Senate committee | Secretary of state stresses civic involvement by voting

Wisconsin: Justice Bradley's uncle turned away from polling place | Oneida Co. Veteran's Service officer hopes voter ID change comes before April | WW II veteran couldn't vote with military ID

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

February 24, 2016

National News: Federal government not backing own official on voter ruling | Selma marchers to receive highest Congressional honor | Judge won't block proof-of-citizenship for new voters

Alaska: Assembly considers transition to vote-by-mail

Arkansas: More Arkansas voters casting early ballots

California: Rock the Vote takes aim at California's low youth voter turnout

District of Columbia: Why DC's troubled election board couldn't get a grip on its finances | Concerns about DC's troubled elections board

Florida: Early voting begins Monday in Miami-Dade | Palm Coast weighs pact with county to run elections

Hawaii: Lawmakers debate bill that would give prisoners voting rights

Indiana: County bracing for $150K loss over failed poll book deal

Louisiana: Jefferson Parish early voting closing early due to weather | Resumes accepted for Bossier Parish registrar of voters | Early voting suspended in anticipation of severe weather

Massachusetts: Voting agreement signed minus clerk

Michigan: Special election costing thousands has one name on ballot

Missouri: House rejects early voting proposal

Minnesota: Minneapolis landlord-based voter registration ordinance starts March 1 | Nicollet Co. to pursue online election judge training

Montana: Blackfeet say voting proposal unacceptable | The MSU community can once again vote on campus

North Carolina: Forsyth elections office sees increase in absentee ballot requests

Ohio: Disabilities agency educating first-time voters | Secretary of state meets with Knox Co. BOE

Oklahoma: Ex-felon voting rights

South Carolina: Three Bluffton voting places to change for Saturday's primary

Tennessee: Early voting ends with a rush of ballots cast | Poll worker, 85, was influenced by his college professor in the 1950s

Texas: Harrison Co. party, election officials not happy polling place has been moved | Residents say voting could lead to data breach

U.S. Virgin Islands: Democrats say they can't afford to pay for primary

Virginia: Voting machines ready for Super Tuesday | Suit challenging Va. voter ID law continues in federal court

West Virginia: Ohio Co. voters could see some changes this May

Wisconsin: First elections board appointment made

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

February 23, 2016

National News: Feds back court ban on proof-of-citizenship for voter registration | Dept. of Justice disowns EAC director's move on proof-of-citizenship

Florida: Some voters ask for re-dos on ballots after Bush drops out | Walker files to remain St. Lucie Co. election chief

Georgia: Floyd Co. can choose between two universal precincts

Illinois: New law to cause election headaches in Lawrence Co.

Indiana: Is the next big thing on campus the voting booth? | Election board to bid out equipment contracts

Kansas: In Kansas, 'a voter cannot verify their vote was counted as it was cast'

Louisiana: Early voting begins, workers didn't expect the turnout

Massachusetts: State reprints primary ballots after problems with ink | Latino voters talk of harassment at polls

Missouri: Bill moves forward to expand secretary of state authority in voter fraud cases

New Hampshire: AG's office investigating 'vote shaming' mailing

New York: New bill could give undocumented immigrants right to vote

North Carolina: Local elections boards await word from state | Board of elections proceed despite Congressional district challenge | New voting booths offer variety of advantages

Ohio: Crestline students try their hand at voting | A big need in Ohio on election day | Lucas Co. GOP pick for BOE rejected | Washington Co. BOE prepares for primary | More 'Youth at the Booth' this election

Oregon: Motor Voter adds nearly 10K to voter rolls | New law improves local voter registration

South Carolina: Johnsonville primary voting machine malfunction was 'man-made'| Clerks in Johnsonville handle voting issues | Beaufort elections office preparing for Dem primary | Election official: Voter without photo ID will still have a chance to vote

Tennessee: Early voting record expected

Texas: Clinton slams Texas voter ID law at rally| After early voting snags, county extends polling location hours

Virginia: County set to go back to paper ballots | Virginia voters receive test ballots instead of absentee ballots | Voter ID suit heads to court | 2-hour delay for VBCPS on primary day | Hampton voters mailed filled-in ballots