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Thursday, 07 January 2016

January 7, 2016

National News: Voting laws are still up in the air in these states

Arkansas: Private group to foot bill for Arts Center bond vote | Disagreement continues over special millage election

Colorado: Colorado's elections chief talks shop in D.C. | New voting system increases efficiency and integrity

Florida: Group challenges inclusion of prisoners in voting districts | Should Florida make the SoS office elected again?

Georgia: Election-year deadlines already approaching for county elections officials | Macon elections office move delayed

Illinois: Making space for more voters

Indiana: Vote centers endorsed by LWV

Iowa: Election officials becoming familiar with new OVR

Massachusetts: Hanover seeks temporary election workers

Michigan: Johnson says absentee voter bill is imperative | O'Brien: Talk expected on no-reason absentee ballots once Legislature returns to Lansing | Berrien clerk expects slower polls with no straight-party voting | Michigan Senate GOP faces pressure from Gov. SoS on no-reason absentee  

Mississippi: New polling place for SE Philadelphia narrowed to two | Hinds Co. won't buy more electronic poll books

New Hampshire: NH Senate votes down bill to allow all voters to vote through absentee ballots

New Jersey: Think your vote doesn't count? 4 voters testify about ballots in tight NJ race

New York: Highland Township voting consolidation could be nixed

North Carolina: Voter ID trial set for Jan. 25 | Voter ID information meeting Thursday in Sanford | Board of elections sets plans for upcoming elections | Election director resigns

Oregon: Thousands of new voters expected

Pennsylvania: Westmorland Co. bumps wages, looks at precinct changes to deal with poll worker shortage

Rhode Island: Deadline nears on whether RI elections chief get to keep job

South Dakota: Minnehaha Co. auditor struggles to find poll workers

Tennessee: Voting in 2016 primaries a month away

Texas: Smith Co. receives state approval to use voting centers

Virginia: Could absentee voting become a postage-paid affair?

West Virginia: Monroe launches election website

Wednesday, 06 January 2016

January 6, 2016

National News: Man behind gutting of Voting Rights Act: 'I agonize' over decision's impact | Trump alleges widespread voter fraud: 'This voting system is out of control' | Every 30 seconds a Latino in the US turns 18. The challenge is getting them to vote

Arizona: New interactive vote center map to assist voters

Colorado: Election officials helped expose bizarre city council forgery case

Florida: Christine Spain says she'll file against Bucher this week

Georgia: Elections office urges preparations for 'big' presidential election year

Kentucky: Non-violent felons hope and wait for voting rights to be restored

Massachusetts: Hochman cites concern for taxpayers in ending election suit | Town clerk announces polling location changes

Michigan: Snyder signs bill eliminating straight-ticket voting | N'ville clerk: Expect longer poll lines | Niles looking for people to work November election | Wyandotte polling location changes

Mississippi: Hinds Dems reject polling changes | Committee named for Dearing, Sojourner election challenge

Missouri: Ethics, voter ID among measures to watch in Missouri legislature | Alferman again sets sight on voter ID

North Carolina: Precinct 7 race kicked to Raleigh

North Dakota: Voter registration discussion focuses on verifying residency

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. BOE hiring 5K workers for March primary | Vacancy filled on Fayette election board

Texas: Price of democracy includes cost of holding elections | Texas voter ID challengers ask justices to uphold legal fees | Waller Co. backs off plan to limit early voting

Utah: Lawmaker's bill would let 17-year-olds vote in Utah primaries | Utah's new primary election process begins

Washington: Yakima makes Voting Rights Act a priority

West Virginia: Election season: Important changes are looming

Wyoming: Work underway for 2016 elections

Tuesday, 05 January 2016

January 5, 2016

Arkansas: Vote centers' printers arrive

Florida: Will Lee Co. be ready for the Florida presidential primary?| State embraces online voter signup, but fraud concerns linger | Florida remains on scheduled for 2017 OVR | Pasco SOE Brian Corley to discuss 2016 election in D.C. forum

Georgia: Georgian stung by voter law gets elected

Indiana: Vote machines introduced | New equipment for voters in 2016

Iowa: Iowa residents can register to vote online | Voter registration goes paperless...for those with ID | Iowa officials launch OVR

Missouri: Fact Check: Proposed voter ID measures wouldn't have averted 16 cases of fraud

Montana: Groups claim bumps in road of 'motor voter'  

New Hampshire: Voter ID law remains big unknown for presidential primary day | Election officials prepare for first presidential election with voter ID

New Jersey: Trial over disqualified Salem freeholder ballots begins

North Carolina: Grant Whitney Jr. named to NC elections board

Ohio: Secretary of state fills Putnam Co. BOE seat

Tennessee: Halbert's hearing set for city election lawsuit | Nashville election chief Kent Wall to retire | Hughes touts early voting

Texas: Changes on tap for 2016 elections in county, city

Utah: New era for Utah elections, but questions remain

Vermont: Burlington City Council looks into giving voters the option to vote at any polling place

Wisconsin: Some voter ID challenges can continue | WI clerks prepare for 2016 election cycle | Outgoing state elections director outlines next steps in transition to new agencies

Monday, 04 January 2016

December 31-January 4, 2016

National News: Millions of voter records posted, and some fear hacker field day | The next big voting rights fight

Arizona: Supervisors to talk voting precincts

California: Registrar notifies voters of election change | Contra Costa election office to host photo contest for covers of 2016 voter information guides

Colorado: Colorado's new voting-machine mandates irk cash-strapped counties | Secretary of state says Colo. voter details already public record | La Plata Co. eyes transition to new voting system

Connecticut: Weston registrars rescind their resignations

Florida: How other states have modernized elections offers lessons for Florida | Judge approves voting rights' groups map of Senate districts | New year brings changes to Santa Rosa elections | Municipal 'Super Tuesday' election a reality?

Idaho: Election worker gives more than 50 years of service to county

Illinois: New Year, new voting laws

Indiana: Public invited to try voting machines

Iowa: Online voter registration system launching amid concerns

Kansas: Attorneys want to add new plaintiff to voter citizenship lawsuit | Incomplete voter registrations cleared from books

Kentucky: State: No voting rights automatically restored to ex-felons

Maryland: Paper ballots among changes this election year in Md.| Black Girls Vote looks to get young women to the polls | Busch to push for extended voter registration

Massachusetts: Old Westport Middle School eyed as potential polling location

Minnesota: Minnesota one step closer to having emergency election plan | After decades of recounts, Patty O'Connor retires

Nebraska: Hall Co. buys new ballot counting machines| New ballot counting machine bring greater efficiency, cost savings to county

New Hampshire: Dixville to again conduct midnight voting for primary

New Jersey: Electing to retire | Dems want court to order disqualified Salem Co. ballots counted

New Mexico: New Mexico adds online voter registration

North Carolina: Voter ID among new NC laws taking effect Jan. 1 | Implementing voter ID law poses challenges | Elections board tries again with Precinct 7

Oregon: Oregon set to start pioneering 'motor voter' program

South Carolina: Pay poll workers $15 an hour

Texas: Jan. 11 meeting to address electronic voting machines | Comal Co. correcting voter ID card error | Electra to have recall election| Support for making Brazos Co. vote centers permanent | Countywide polling OK'd for Palo Pinto | New website for county elections

Virginia: Va. voter ID lawsuit is part of a national push by Democrats

Wisconsin: Clerks gear up for election changes | National panel includes Brown Co. clerk | Judge's ruling a mixed bag for those challenging voter ID law