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Thursday, 03 November 2016

November 3, 2016

National News: As calls of a 'rigged' election continue, voting officials highlight open doors | White nationalists plot Election Day show of force | 300 newsrooms sign on to monitor voting problems | Designs, long lines and under-staffing: The problems facing early voters | Why voting technology is stuck in the Stone Age | Court: RNC must detail 'ballot security' efforts | A Kenyan crowdsourcing tool will monitor U.S. election for fraud | Safe to selfie? Courts hear challenges to laws banning ballot photos | Absentee ballot changes look unlikely

Alabama: Merrill: Helping more people vote would 'cheapen the work' of civil rights heroes | Secretary of state confident poll pad will aide voting process

Arizona: Latinos face long lines, false information with early voting underway | Voter fraud unlikely in Coconino Co. | Appeals Court to revisit ballot collection law | Yavapai Co. ready for election | US Appeals Court says Arizona precinct voting rule stands | Secretary of state issues warning about behavior at polls on Election Day

Arkansas: Washington Co. voters: Expect change when you cast your ballot | ACLU seeks voter roll data | Lawmakers hold hearing on election | Polling places prepare for massive voter turnout | Voter sues Jefferson Co. election commissioner

California: West County votes not likely to get 'rigged' | How to cope with that 'too darn long' California ballot | California officials say state has clean elections process | Judge refuses to block ban on ballot selfies | How did an El Dorado Co. ballot end up in Utah? | Ballot selfies and other voting etiquette

Colorado: No clear answer on the ballot selfie law | Rigged election 'impossible' in Pueblo Co.| Bipartisan judges handle 2016 ballots under strict procedures

Connecticut: Connecticut sees surge in voter registration after Facebook push | DPS to increase security for Election Day | Merrill: Intimidation will not be tolerated

District of Columbia: DC Council bill makes voter registration automatic | Georgetown Library set for Election Day despite leak | Non-felon prisoners vote in DC jail

Florida: Supervisor of elections working through ballot issues | Voters turned away from Seminole Co. polling place | Deadline looms for unsigned ballots | Treasure Coast beefs up Nov. 8 voter safety measures | Former felons fight for voting rights | Deal reached after GOP claimed absentee ballots were handled improperly in Broward | Lee Co. cites data error for missing information | Man cuts hands on sign bearing blades at polling place

Georgia: State looks at reports of more voting machines 'flipping' votes | So far, so good | Paulding voters see three additional early voting sites | Voting machines contested by Dems | Hurricane Matthew derails young voter registration drive | Ga. polling place rules on selfies, guns and signs explained |

Idaho: Yes, there has been voter fraud in Idaho | Ada Co. early voting smashes previous record | Residents in Idaho Falls who haven't voted in a while will have to learn new voting technology

Illinois: Judge rejects bid to expand voting rights | Who benefitted from same-day voter registration?

Indiana: Disability rights attorneys on call on Election Day | Long waits for early voting persist in local precincts | Contentious election brings voters out in droves

Kansas: New changes at JoCo voting office | Wichita man can vote after proving parents' citizenship

Louisiana: Early voting ends with heavy turnout in Orleans and Jefferson parishes | Recall leader calls for registrar of voters to step down | Voting rights groups ramp up efforts in Louisiana | 'Super precinct' plays key role in record-breaking turnout | More than half a million ballots already cast in La.

Maine: Maine voters overseas create processing backlog for secretary of state's office | Ballot initiative would let voters rank candidates | Clerks say early voting turnout stronger this year

Maryland: McFaul Center in Bel Air is one of region's busiest for early voting | Intimidation at Howard Co. polling place | MoCo ballot mix-up a 'critical error,' voter says

Massachusetts: ACLU sues Mass. over voter registration deadline | Sherborn announces Election Day food drive | Galvin seeks longer hours for last day of early voting

Minnesota: Fillmore Co. has safeguards | Voters' group challenges polling-place procedure | Judge to hear case by election judges challenging state laws

Mississippi: Hosemann fields election questions | Citizen poll watchers not welcome in Mississippi

Missouri: Social media boosts voter registration | St. Clair Co. blames 'user error' for voting complaints | Secretary of state candidates weigh-in on voter ID | Absentee and early voting brisk around St. Louis region

Montana: Missoula Co. officials working to ensure vote counts are accurate | Mail-in ballot counting procedures in Butte

New Hampshire: Sununu softens voter fraud claims | Steady streams of new-voter signups lead officials to predict big turnout | Clerks hounded by early voting questions | Derry council moves central polling place | Don't be surprised when you see guns at polling places

New Mexico: Taos Co. early voting tops 5K days before election | UNM voting site makes casting ballots easier for students and staff

New York: Rochester's ugly Election Day | Chance of election fraud? Count it out in Erie Co.| Most Onondaga Co. schools closed on Election Day

North Carolina: Judge: NC voter challenge process seems 'insane | DOJ shows interest in NAACP lawsuit challenging NC voter roll purges | Suspect steals coin machine from early voting site | Voting machines not affected by break-in | Elementary school students learn importance of voting | Groups offer transportation to polls | Election organization works to ensure voting runs smoothly | UNCC take advantage of same-day voter registration

North Dakota: UND student leaders push North Dakota voter ID information | State, county officials expect smooth Election Day

Ohio: Voters may request new ballots to make changes | Lucas Co. voters missing ballots can get help

Pennsylvania: Elk Co. election director works to quell election day concerns | Elections office busy as Election Day nears | Intimidation or encouragement?: Mailer tells Pa. residents 'whether or not your vote is public record' | DA Seth Williams says election not 'rigged' but staff on Election Day alert | After Delco raid, focus widens | County prepared for Election Day | Proposed bill would allow 15-day early voting period

Rhode Island: Election officials urge voters to mail ballots soon

South Carolina: Long lines likely at some bulging Greenville Co. polling sites | Absentee voting breaks record in Charleston Co.

South Dakota: Secretary of state expects absentee voting to surpass 2012 | Minnehaha Co. prepares for what could be a record breaking election

Tennessee: Don't write-in wrong says election administrator | Record number of early voters prompts Blount Co. to extend hours | Final hours extended

Texas: AG asks SCOTUS to reinstate voter ID law, congressmen lend support | Bell Co. aims to make sure everyone gets a chance to vote | Voting up 25% in Hays Co. | Voters using provisional ballots | New voter ID laws have caused confusion at the polls | Voters turned away over voter ID confusion | TV, radio PSAs try to clear up voter ID confusion| Voters urged to leave guns at home | Added security precautions for Election Day

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voting machines test  

Utah: Late surge pushes voter registration numbers | Utah officials say no known threat to election

Vermont: Condos doesn't investigate town clerks

Virginia: County registrar debunks election myths| Prosecutors on duty on Election Day | Late absentee ballots sent by mail may not reach registrars by Election Day deadline | York Co. polling location letter providing false information

West Virginia: Early voting heavy as Election Day approaches | Mountain State voters hit the polls early | Washington Co. elections director charged with theft

Wisconsin: How your vote gets counted and why it won't be hacked | Eight 17-year-olds voted illegally in spring elections in Janesville | Wisconsin DOJ to continue polling place monitoring this election

Wyoming: Voting from jail is allowed, but tricky

Wednesday, 02 November 2016

November 2, 2016

National News: Voting technology needs an upgrade, but who will pay for it? | Dept. of Homeland Security steps in to secure voting systems | Election-cheating lawsuits filed in seven states around the nation | Early voting: Controversy vs. convenience | GOP must produce info on poll watch effort | Google searches for early voting hit all time high | How officials secure the ballot: With multiple people, multiple checks

Alabama: Cullman Co. introduces e-poll books during upcoming election

Arizona: Half of early ballots returned | Court won't block ballot-collection law | Phoenix mayor to run for secretary of state | Yuma Co. prepares for Election Day

Arkansas: Early voting brisk, county clerk says | ACLU: More than 7K eligible Arkansans 'stripped of their right to vote' | At the polls, what's OK? Selfies? Dogs? Helpers? | Judge: Count ex-Faulkner County clerk's votes | Error puts extra JP race on ballot in one precinct

California: Riverside Co. just set a voter registration record | Six Davis polling places will have early ballot pickup | Padilla makes statement on ballot selfies | A record 3M Californians have already voted | Civil liberties group sues over ballot selfies | Shasta Co. voter registrar addresses concerns of election fraud | Secretary of state launches voter info app ahead of election | SF steps up effort to combat voter fraud | As Election Day approaches, ballot process draws attention | Are San Diego's polling places safe?

Colorado: Early voting numbers top 1M; one-third of registered voters have cast ballot | Postal Service urges voters to mail ballots | Clerk: Many safeguards in place to prevent rigged election

Connecticut: The truth about write-ins: They are rarely counted | Merrill prepares for election, tests voting equipment | 'Insanity' as people rush to register

District of Columbia: Council unanimously passes automatic voter registration

Florida: Florida voters have absentee ballots forged, sent in | Some voters still awaiting mail-in ballots | More than 4M Floridians have already voted | More unable to vote citing DMV issues | Felonies bar 1.7M Floridians from voting | Voters get second chance on mismatched signatures | Flagler students learn what voting is all about | Wakulla voter in trouble for using phone in booth | 1,534 absentee votes in PBC rejected by tabulator

Georgia: Comcast outage slows early voter verification in Wilmington | New Cobb polling sites prompt record day of early voting, long waits | Gwinnett smashes early voting record turnout

Illinois: Alleged voting irregularities in Illinois | DuPage gears up for election | Claim of vote irregularity prompts test of 2 voting machines | Coles Co. tests voting equipment | Chicago area early voting could set record | Cancer can't sideline Geneseo election judge

Indiana: Officials: Expect delays in Indy, Hamilton Co. on Election Day | Exploring future ways voting could be tweaked | Thousands voting early in Vigo Co.| Certain clothing worn at voting centers could be considered illegal

Iowa: County auditor assures against fraud | Oldest and longest serving precinct officials recognized

Kansas: New voting equipment costs taxpayers thousands

Louisiana: New voting locations for EBR | Record number of votes cast in Orleans Parish | Early voting numbers could break record in flood-hit Baton Rouge area

Maine: Absentee voting in Maine could set record

Maryland: St. Mary's officials confident in voting system | Anne Arundel sets early voting record with two days left

Massachusetts: Evan Falchuck not ruling out run against Galvin | Early voting showing strong results on South Shore | North Andover sees 'mind-boggling' high early voter turnout

Michigan: Clerks: No room for fraud in election under state laws | State GOP chair asked to explain party's Election Day anti-voter fraud plan | Livonia clerk: Post office changing ballot processing

Minnesota: Judge says MN rules allow for ineligible voters | Mpls. officials say voting machines good to go on Election Day | Area starts using polling machines for record-setting absentee voting | Secretary of state target of anti-Semitic online post

Mississippi: Hosemann: Elections are not rigged | Calhoun Co. moves voting precinct

Missouri: Voting rights called 'at risk' for more than 200K Missourians | Clerks office braces for Nov. 8| Secretary of state launches new website for voters ahead of election | Missouri's next secretary of state will be a first-time office holder | Election officials say they are ready for Tuesday | Long ballot could mean long lines to vote | St. Louis Co. voters getting new type of mailings with polling place information

Nebraska: Voter registration hits new high | 60 election observers will be at Nebraska polling places

New Hampshire: Candidate accuses Democrats of orchestrating voter fraud | Election workers prepare for Election Day

New Jersey: A 77-year streak of service at the polls | Vote-by-mail concerns addressed by county clerk

New Mexico: Espinoza makes final voter ID pitch to Ruidoso supporters | Candidate Q&A: Secretary of state | New Mexico counties fully staffed with poll workers

New York: Lawyer still fighting Brooklyn DA's 'malicious' voter fraud case | Onondaga Co. upgrades voting results technology | Judge to rule by week's end on ballot selfie law | Superintendent: School polling places safe

North Carolina: 102-year-old immigrant casts her vote | How long will you have to wait to vote on Election Day | Strange election fuels rancor, angst at polls

North Dakota: Secretary of state assures voters rigged voting accusations are false

Ohio: In Ohio, a spelling error could cost you your vote | Squirrel responsible for power outage in Miami Co. elections board | Election authorities, postal workers plan to expedite delayed absentee ballots | One voting lawsuit rejected, another filed | Ohio taps National Guard to defend election system from hackers | Local, federal law enforcement monitoring social media for signs of possible Election Day disruptions | Mailing problem delayed hundreds of Wood Co. absentee ballots

Oklahoma: Registration numbers surge past 2004, 2012

Oregon: User friendly election night website launched | Low blows cited in state's hottest race | Secretary of state visits

Pennsylvania: Montgomery Co. expands office hours to receive absentee ballot applications | 12 things voters should know before going to the polls on Election Day | Philly transit workers downplay fears strike could affect election | Switch of couple's voter registration investigated | Monroe Co. voting machines make write-ins as simple as click and scribble | Dauphine Co. preps for possible Election Day strife

Rhode Island: RI's voter 'bloat' highest in New England

South Carolina: More than 150 on-campus students registered to vote

South Dakota: Voter registration at all-time high | Early voting remains popular

Tennessee: Voting official admits 'numerous occasions' of machine malfunctions | Tech leaders worry about effect hackers could have on Election Day

Texas: Texas lawmakers mulling addition of paper backups to voting machines | Ahead of Election Day, secretary of state says he's monitoring voter ID issues | Texas county accused of misleading voters | Fort Bend Co. woman says poll worker screwed up her vote | Millions of Texans take advantage of early voting | Harris Co. early voters greeted with incomplete ID instructions | Coalition urging high court to uphold state's voter ID law | Polling error leaves voter's ballot incomplete | Dallas Co. election judge removed after racist post | WilCo works to bring voting to you

Utah: Utah voter cited after refusing to remove campaign-related hat | Postal Service reminding voters to mail their ballots | Registration up, participation down | Salt Lake Co. clerk worried about lack of submitted mail-in ballots

Vermont: Secretary of state says he's confident in steps taken to avoid voter fraud in VT

Virginia: ACLU offers to help voters with problems at the polls | Group files suit claiming Chesterfield is concealing non-citizen voting records | Arlington elections chief hoping for smooth sailing in last week | Voter registration offices busier than usual ahead of Election Day | Registrars fight off baseless rumors ahead of Election Day | Registrar personally delivers absentee to ballot to injured man

Washington: Once a liberal darling, Bev Harris still thinks the elections are rigged | 1M have already voted | King Co. election officials confident vote is secure

West Virginia: Raleigh Co. officials check voting machines | Tennant: Early voting may set record | Poll worker committee to community with 50 years of service

Wisconsin: Northwood clerk tests voting machines | State lawmaker says voter impersonation still a problem despite no reported incidents | Half of county will vote early | Elections commission weighs-in on voter fraud | Experts say bar owner offering incentive to vote could be illegal | Officials: Election fraud in Wauwatosa not a problem

Wyoming: Early voting, registration up ahead of Election Day

Tuesday, 01 November 2016

November 1, 2016

National News: Are voter ID laws dead? That depends | YMCA offers Nov. 8 childcare so you can vote | Nearly every state has asked for federal help to protect voting systems | Are voting rights being cut down? | More than 22M ballots are already in | Google now alerts you to early voting | Latino groups announce "Day of the Dead' early voting campaign | Rhetoric sparks concerns for possible Election Day violence | Here's how to find your polling place | Timberlake responds to wife's legal 'I Voted' selfie | Using science to understand how ballot design impacts behavior | Plans to watch polls for fraud raise fears of intimidation | Military, overseas votes raise risk of hacked election | This election, paranoia reigns

Alabama: AL voter registration number surpass previous record | 3.3M now registered | Poll workers going through training

Alaska: PFD automatic voter registration could increase turnout but cost is unknown

Arizona: Judge wants explanation from Reagan about voter statements | Court upholds law against ballot harvesting | Battle over ballot harvesting continues | How does Pima Co. ensure voting is fair and transparent

Arkansas: AR early voting numbers over 262K in first week | Judge: Commission should count all votes in clerks race | Pack patience when early voting

California: Ranked choice primer for Berkeley voters | Trying to scare up more votes, Contra Costa Co. gives residents more options | In 'record' surge, LA Co. voters flock to early voting spots | Libraries, other county locales accepting ballots | County loses part, wins part of vote-count lawsuit | Bill aimed at increasing voter participation in LA County is creating a lot of confusion, frustration | What happens with election ballots with insufficient postage?

Colorado: Colorado Republicans contradict themselves on voter fraud | Nearly 1M Colorado ballots cast with more than a week to go | Messed up for ballot? Had a change of heart? You may be able to fix it | Temporary restraining order sought banning enforcement of ballot selfie law | Secretary of state defends voting system | Mail carrier union decries comments about purposely discarded ballots | Election officials explain double ballots

Connecticut: Voter registration hits record high | Bristol registrars deal with late crush of new voters

Florida: Mailed sample ballots delayed temporarily in Duval Co. | Voters in Brooksville may have to recast their votes | Almost 30 percent of Florida voters have already cast their vote | Cost of voting rights restoration amendment? Experts unsure | Seminole elections office receives 5 stolen, forged absentee ballots | Woman unable to vote after DMV mistake | UF student says turned away for wearing hoodie to vote | Duval elections supervisor counts the ways

Georgia: Georgia's 2016 early voting pace is up more than 6 percent over 2012 | More early voting sites open in DeKalb | 100-year-old votes in election | Gwinnett 'on track' to beat early voting record | Election lessons get interactive as DeKalb students hit the polls

Illinois: BallotReady wants to help decode your intimidatingly long ballot | Reduction of polling places in Macon Co. | RI Co. clerk fears unfulfilled ballot requests

Indiana: Early voting in Muncie still brisk | IMPD prepared for Election Day security | Marion Co. clerk says absentees could delay election results

Iowa: Auditor's office tests voting equipment

Kansas: Don't worry, ballot selfies are legal in Kansas after all | Election commissioner spends $130K on more voting equipment

Kentucky: Could you rig an election in Kentucky? | State's top election official reassures voters

Louisiana: Early voting hits record high in Louisiana | Clerk of court: Voting machines are touch sensitive | Fight to restore Louisiana felons' voting rights hits Baton Rouge courtroom

Maine: Mainers support 6 statewide ballot questions, poll shows | Professor Fried discusses RCV

Maryland: Early voting remains popular in Baltimore | Top Democrats vowed to protect voters | Maryland early voting surpasses 2012 total with three days to go

Massachusetts: West Roxbury poll warden readies for Nov. 8 | Chicopee early voting a success | Worcester warms up to early voting | 1,155 in Holyoke cast ballot in first week

Michigan: Voter registration up, absentee ballots on the rise | Emergency petition 'last shot' to legalize ballot selfies before Election Day | Wayne Co. prepares for election | Some secretary of state offices to remain open on Election Day | More voters are using absentee ballots in Mid-Michigan

Minnesota: Early voting swells | Minnesota sees huge increase in early voting numbers | It's a rare election in Minnesota | Duluth phishing attack may have exposed voters' private data | Older, urban voters lead spike in Minn. absentee voting | Election judges fight against lax election instructions | Minneapolis polling places will have extra security this year

Missouri: Missouri voters to decide on voter ID | Jason Kander: A man on the move | Kander encourages Missourians to prepare for Election Day | St. Louis Co. officials getting ready for Election Day | Jasper Co. clerk prepares for Election Day | Clerks talk about upcoming election

Montana: Elections office to hold public testings this week | Ditch your election duds before voting | Voters with disabilities have a new way to cast ballot | Voting equipment gets pre-election test | Postal Inspector: Ballots not targeted in reported mail thefts

Nevada: Nevada Democratic Party sues GOP; alleges voter intimidation

New Hampshire: Derry needs new, central polling location

New Mexico: Nearly a quarter of Dona Ana Co. voters have cast ballots

New York: NYC stepping up security for Election Day | NYC BOE call center goes dark ahead of absentee ballot application deadline

North Carolina: NC NAACP sues state over voter suppression | Group sends voting report cards to Charlotte residents | Wake Co. admits mistake over election observers

Ohio: A few cases of voter fraud in Hamilton Co., but officials say no chance of rigged election | Dems sue saying they want to prevent voter intimidation | No evidence voters being harassed by dogs | Husted asks Supreme Court to deny paring back Ohio voting rules | Clerks: Heavy turnout but no poll 'observers' | Early voting in Marion Co. could top 2012 | SCOTUS rejects final challenge to Ohio voting laws | Hundreds of ballots reissued after Post Office snag | Butler Co. bucks trend: Area schools remain polling places | Ohio Dems file lawsuit to head off intimidation

Oklahoma: Early voters reminded of added courthouse security measures | Early voting starts this week

Oregon: Could Oregon's election be rigged? | Oregon's hottest battle: Secretary of state | Former secretary of state weighs in on 2016 race  

Pennsylvania: State raids Delco offices, seeking evidence of voter registration fraud | Election Day is Thursday for some inmates at the Allegheny Co. jail | Possible voter fraud case under investigation in mid-state | Berks Co. election officials trying to dispel rumors | Township gears up for long Election Day | MontCo GOP alleges delays in absentee ballots | Pa. Dems ask judge to bar polling place observers

Rhode Island: Gorbea says voting machines ready for Election Day

South Carolina: 400K+ expected to vote before Election Day

Tennessee: Hargett says Ohio ruling has no impact on Tennessee | Teens arrested after break-in at early voting location

Texas: Montgomery Co. officials urge voters to carefully check ballots | Lawsuit filed against Bexar Co. over voter ID info | SMU hosts early voting site | No time for crossword puzzles this time | Texas early voting smashes record: A quarter of voters have cast ballots | Former Marine denied right to vote | Texan voters concerned about security| Voting rights group worries schools aren't following Texas law | How thousands of ballots fall through the cracks | Judge denies motion to halt Hidalgo mobile voting | Cameron Co. using new software for voters with disabilities | Woman claims she was assaulted at early voting site

Utah: Utah voters aren't exactly rushing to send in ballots          

Vermont: Vermont sees record-breaking voter registration

Virginia: Commonwealth's attorney reviewing 33 voter registration forms in Newport News | Voter Registrars Association of Va. assuring ballots, election to handled professionally | Voter registration drive held at Hampton jail | Easier registration, easier list clean up

Washington: Election observers in Clark Co. keep watch on process | Election facts from the secretary of state's office | Secretary of state will send 136K letters to fix error in Spanish translation | Here's how you can show voter pride

West Virginia: Early voting numbers up in Preston Co.

Wisconsin: In Chippewa Falls, election voting starts at fast pace | Voter ID law may introduce obstacles for transgender voters

Monday, 31 October 2016

October 29-31, 2016

National News: How are controversial voter ID laws affecting voters? | States move to protect their voting systems | Voting rights group ramping up election protection efforts | Voting from a Native American reservation is much harder than it should be | Ahead of elections, states reject federal help to combat hackers | Some cities want their immigrants to vote | These companies made Election Day a holiday so employees may vote | 5 questions about early voting answered | Patagonia joins list of companies like GM, Spotify giving staff the day off for election | Voter complaints up as Election Day nears | Critics say these efforts constitute ballot box discrimination | Election Day promises to be a marathon

Alabama: Alabama ex-convict helps former prison inmates regain voting rights

Arizona: Maricopa Co. voting machines pass tests | AZ voter registration sees largest interval increase since 2008 | Will Arizona election be fraud free? Yes, and here's how | Appeals Court might revisit ballot collection law | Plan aims to cut polling place wait time to 30-minute maximum | Mourners to gather at Sunday's public memorial for Rose Mofford | Large number of early ballots returned

Arkansas: Election workers say new voting machines needed | NW Arkansas workers, machines vanquish election fears | Poll worker training in AR

California: Riverside Co. launches online voter info for those with disabilities | Problems not expected at Ventura Co. polling places | Contra Costa Co. voting info just a text away | How a ballot becomes a counted vote | SLO breaks voter registration, vote-by-mail records | Early voting draws long lines in LA | The price of voting by mail costs more than usual | Mendocino ballot processing begins | Long waits, interest high in SoCal early voting | Brie Larson's adventures in early voting are hilarious

Colorado: Denver officials say system is secure | In vote-by-mail Colorado, renewed talk of rigging | Still planning to vote-by-mail? Better hurry| Summit Co. voters experience issues with mail-in ballot system| Denver election officials say vote-counting system is secure | County clerk keeps fraud, the Russians at bay | Inside Denver Elections, lasers cut our ballots and adorable teams review them | Without evidence, doubt cast on Colorado's vote-by-mail system

Connecticut: Registrars test voting machines | Connecticut sets new vote registration record | Next generation of voters get a taste of the process | Hartford could lose their third registrar this election

District of Columbia: Wait times top an hour at some DC early voting sites | Early voting at District library goes on despite 2 gun incidents nearby

Florida: More voters questioning ballot security in Hillsborough Co. | Supervisor of elections: Calls about wrong votes on electronic ballots a hoax | Judge wants to know why voter verification has slowed | 107K registration applications approved during registration extension | 2 Miami women arrested for violating election laws | Judge sides with Broward supervisor of elections | Officials expect Election Day peace, but prepare voter safety plans | Lee Co. elections office spent $200K on radio ads| Bradenton Beach man wins mayoral contest in card game | Keys election chief: Don't believe everything you hear | Florida judge denies relief for ballot snafu | The ABCs...and even XYZs of Florida vote counting | Lakewood Ranch voter has upsetting experience at polls | Tussle at St. Augustine polling place

Georgia: Early voting becoming more popular | Smaller budget means fewer polling places | Gwinnett opening more early voting sites | Fulton elections director: Vote-rigging talk irresponsible, ignorant

Hawaii: Feds announce election integrity contacts

Idaho: Registering online still a dream for Idaho voters | How "food truck' voting is catching on in one Idaho county | Officials look to make polling place more accessible

Illinois: Clerk: Talk of rigged election false, unfounded | 485K of Illinois' 8M registered voters cast early ballots | Madigan addresses voters confused by mail-in ballots | 1500 absentee ballot requests found in RI post office | Sorry Mickey Mouse, write-ins must register to count | Champaign plans Election Day homage to Susan B. Anthony

Indiana: Vote sites hit the road | Voter group wants documents unsealed in Indiana search | Voter registration errors most likely mistakes, not fraud | Hoosiers share their votes with ballot selfies | Reporter harassed at polling place

Iowa: Vote fraud suspect arrested| Woodbury Co. election chief: Safeguards in place to prevent fraud

Kansas: Some Crowley Co. voters leery of voting machines | Orders from court, plus flood of new voters lead to delay in certifying voter rolls | Are ballot selfies illegal?

Louisiana: 'Obviously not a good decision' to keep VIP voting machine | Clerk of court addresses vote-tampering rumors | Ascension Parish election official attempts to allay fears | Thousands vote early| Restaurant co-owner named to elections board | Eager early voters endure long lines | Early voting in parish up from four years ago  

Maine: Maine officials assure workings in place for smooth election | Maine considers big change to election process | Maine poll workers prepare for Election Day | Maine is first state to consider ranked-choice voting

Maryland: St. Mary's officials confident in voting system | Voting watchdog group files complaint | Early voting surge caused parking problems | How well do you know Maryland's election laws? | Baltimore write-in ballots to be closely scrutinized | Thousands fill polling locations across state | Watchdog group charges some voters are not being allowed to vote

Massachusetts: Voters concerned about polling centers not checking ID | 500K likely to cast ballots in early voting in Mass. | Early voting a big hit | Voters take advantage of early voting option | Early voting meets with widespread approval

Michigan: Poll: Majority of Michiganders trust voting system | Ballot selfies not allowed in Michigan, federal appeals court rules | Berrien Co. clerk preparing for Election Day

Mississippi: Hosemann encourages voting | Voting rights groups ramp up efforts

Missouri: Missourians to decide on state constitutional change on voting | Violation of election laws comes with stiff penalties | Missourians casting absentee ballots face long lines

Montana: What are poll watchers and what will they be allowed to do? | Thousands have already voted in Yellowstone | Officials want voters to be aware of new polling places | Sanders Co. scrambling to deal with unexpected ballot problems | McCulloch reminds voters to keep eye on calendar | Election rigged? Not in Butte-Silver Bow officials say

Nebraska: Secretary of state expresses concerns over ballot selfies

New Hampshire: U.S. attorney establish Election Day hotline | Clerks, police prepare for Election Day | Voters concerned about voter fraud | NH skips trend of early voting

New Jersey: Judge sets hearing for voter intimidation suit

New Mexico: Early voters flocking to the polls | Lincoln Co. early voting breaks record | No write-in option on ballot | Albuquerque voter gets ballot returned in mail | A Voter's Guide: Secretary of State race

New York: State ballot boost fizzles | GOP nominates longtime worker for Onondaga Co. elections commissioner | Voter fraud possible Suffolk official says | Election officials talk security | Broome Co. officials battle allegations of rigging | Lawmaker: Let New Yorkers take ballot selfie

North Carolina: Mayor pro-tem concerned about voting machines | More than one million have voted early in NC | Court: DMV failed to properly register voters | Alamance Co. group rallies for voting rights | Selfie stations make waves during early voting | Early voting takes off with new Forsyth Co. sites open | Election officials: Man only voted once despite viral post | Durham Co. investigating loss of ballots in county commissioner primary | For 40 years, Renwick Pridgeon has helped Wake residents vote | Pilot program trains new crop of Iredell poll workers | Mailer misinforms voters of hours | In NC, a battel over voter suppression

North Dakota: Voting machines pass test

Ohio: Turnout of early voting trails past election years | Thousands take advantage of early voting | Churches ferry people to polling sites | Local BOEs assure election is not rigged | Some ballots apparently got lost in the mail | Voters can expect beefed up security on Election Day | Hundreds of Ohio absentee ballots lost after reaching sorting center | Hundreds march to BOE for early voting | New American citizens take advantage of early voting

Oregon: Potential new vote-by-mail bill | Both sides cry foul in race to become Oregon's secretary of state

Pennsylvania: MoCo expands office hours to receives absentee ballot applications | Local counties tackle voter concerns | Berks officials aim to quell fears | Western Pa. elections officer appointed | GOP lawmakers argue to lift poll watcher restrictions

Rhode Island: Rhode Island has record number of people planning to vote by mail

South Carolina: Is Richland Co. ready to run a smooth election this time? | Why no selfies? Think $20 or a pint of whisky | South Carolina lawmakers pushing for early voting | Voter intimidation concerns some Upstate party officials

South Dakota: South Dakota election officials reassure voters about ballot security | Early voting spells late night for election workers

Tennessee: Local election officials say rigging would be difficult | Tennessee rejects call to halt purge of inactive voters | Local officials say steps in place to secure the vote | With help from two new locations, early voting breaks record | He was set to plead guilty. But first, he had to vote

Texas: Texas officials refute 'vote-flipping' claim | Officials: Flag ballot problems pronto | Evans Co. elections officials comment on rumors | Rumors of rigged election spread as early voting continues | Campaign-related clothing leads to voter arrest | 'Vote flipping' reports called voter error | Texas civil rights advocates air concerns about voter ID issues | TRO granted in voter ID lawsuit filed against Bexar Co. | Early voters find ID controversy at the polls | Hundreds in Texas call election protection hotline citing misinformation, intimidation | Polling site access presents challenges for voters with disabilities | 'Vigilante-style' voter suppression claims in Tarrant spark federal complaint | Some Texans vote with a stamp, not at the polls | Voting complaints in Texas include confusion over ID | Early voting starts at a fever pitch | Some voters unaware of polling place rules | Mail ballot complaints | Cameron Co. provides accessible and interactive sample ballots | Tip to Halloween voters in Texas: Leave your mask at home | Activists say voter ID continues to cause confusion | Early voting sites expand | Bexar Co. sued | Valley View candidate bloodied in scuffle at polling site | Accessible, interactive sample ballots available |

Utah: Election officials urge Utahns to vote

Vermont: Secretary of state to host election discussion | Cash incentives worry secretary of state

Virginia: Charlottesville electoral board test voting machines | Loudon Co. is prepared for voting | Former Virginia man arrested for voter registration fraud | Registrar's office educates on absentees | NoVa absentee voting on the rise | Prince William Co. urging absentee voting | Student confusion about absentee ballot persists | Amid 'bad karma' a Va. county takes extra safety measures for 2016

Washington: County offers drive-thru voter registration | Letters being send about voter pamphlet translations | What happens to your ballot before it's counted

West Virginia: Early voting process running smoothly | Natalie Tennant inspires seniors at high school

Wisconsin: Solicitor General says state's voter ID law is 'quite permissive,' should be model for US | Early voting a breeze going into last week | 10 things voters should know before Election Day | Brown Co. polls may be crowded | County clerk's race focus is on elections | Hack the vote? Not likely says Rock Co. officials

Wyoming: Democracy's gatekeepers ensure election integrity

Friday, 28 October 2016

October 28, 2016

National News: Election 2016: Tracking reports of voting problems across the US | International observers flood into U.S. to watch election | Trends in youth voting are worrying | Winning in court, losing on the ground: Uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights | Voting rights groups brace for Election Day 'chaos' | Legal skirmishes erupt over voting rules as Election Day nears | Democrats file suit to prevent GOP 'voter intimidation' | In ballot selfie battle, free speech beats fear of voter fraud | Yes, the Post Office will still deliver your mail-in ballot without a stamp| Voting officials are fed up with talk of rigged election | Militia group calls on members to patrol polls on Election Day

Alabama: Alabama adds 320K new voters to rolls

Arizona: Top AZ election official responds to election fraud conspiracy theories | With new equipment in place, county ready for Election Day

Arkansas: Thousands turn out for early voting in Union Co.| Early voting begins, turnout impressive | Votes not being changed in Boone Co., clerk says | Early voting turnout massive across counties

California: California's voter registration deadline has passed, but not for new U.S. citizens |Political eccentric facing felony voter charges to be poll worker | Some voters received two ballots | Home is where the polling place is for this Valley resident | Siskiyou Co. responds to voter intimidation suit | Polling place issues? Orange Co. registrar and DA can help | In case you forgot how ranked choice voting works | No stamp, no problem your mail ballot will still get there | Some city residents did not get council ballot | Fresno Co. election office getting ready for Election Day | Long Beach polling stations to serve as non-partisan party places on Election Day

Colorado: Go behind the scenes where ballots are counted | Denver Elections made special "I Voted" stickers this year

Connecticut: Fairfield's election-day registration location settled | New voting equipment for voters with disabilities

Florida: Election: No complaints about voting machines | Meeting the election dress code | Florida woman named Mohammed given wrong ballot, suggests it wasn't an accident | More than 50K vote early or by mail in PBC; nearly 21.5M statewide | More than 1 in 4 in Manatee have already voted | Apparently stolen ballots returned to Seminole Co. elections | Cannon answers concerns, offers election facts | Election Day waits of past prompt many to vote early this year | Broward official denies meeting with candidate | Witnesses to judge: Broward ballots omitted marijuana amendment | Lee ballot mistake cannot be fixed | Early voting mailer prompts investigation | Hundreds of election calls a day to county officials since early voting began | No more Sharpies in Alachua Co. polls, voters concerned | Election guide draws criticism | Clay Co. elections officials already counting votes | Heartland election officials aren't expecting violence at polls | Violence reported at St. Augustine early voting location | Judge fears 25K won't be eligible for Nov. 8 election

Georgia: Georgia voting machines suspected of 'flipping' presidential choices | Early voting machines questioned | Judge won't block South Fulton residents from voting on cityhood | Chatham Co. BOE responds to vote-switching issue

Idaho: Ada elections officials, feds on guard for voter fraud | Ada Co. headed for early voting record | Election officials thrilled about turnout | Clerk proposes second entrance to polling place

Illinois: Investigation into missing Illinois absentee ballot applications | First day of early voting shatters record | Election officials work to protect your vote | Voting machines tested in Winnebago Co. | New voting equipment | Preparations underway to secure votes | Madigan addresses voters confused by mail ballots

Indiana: Indiana voter group says it has been 'demonized,' wants documents unsealed | 90-year-old poll worker reflects on service

Iowa: Three suspected of voter fraud in Polk Co.

Kansas: Voting heavy at early polling sites across Kansas | Early voting draws big numbers

Kentucky: Beshear: AG's election fraud hotline open | Election officials prepare for Nov. 8

Louisiana: Could long finger nails change your vote? | Secretary of state addresses voter fraud | State seizes Jefferson Parish voting machine used for 'VIPs', TV station says | Early voting on pace to break record

Maine: Ranked choice vote supporters: Every vote counts

Maryland: Lines in Bowie on first of early voting | Maryland offers new accessible voting system | Long lines mark the start of early voting in Anne Arundel | Early voting begins in Maryland | Some early voting centers report heavy turnout | Fear triggers support for voter ID laws, UMD study finds | First day of early voting sets new record turnout

Massachusetts: Southwick testing voting machines to ensure accuracy | Early voting protocols have some voters concerned | Nantucket early voting begins

Michigan: Michigan's election designer: No 'easy path to fraud'

Minnesota: Minnesota already breaking records ahead of Election Day

Missouri: Stakes high in secretary of state race | St. Louis Co. facility processing absentees |

Montana: Ravalli Co. elections chief reports no signs of fraud

Nevada: Early voting in full swing on two reservations

New Jersey: Rahway High School students have lesson in voting | NJ voter intimidation case at center of court fight | NJ sees unprecedented number of mail-in ballot requests

New Mexico: Early voters cast over 200K ballots in NM | Unknown number of absentee ballots returned to sender

New York: Voters sue for their right to selfie | Councilman facing theft charges sponsors bill allowing inmates absentee ballots

North Carolina: 24 more early voting locations open in Guilford Co.| North Carolina voters flood polls | Early voting now at 5 more sites | Wake elections director's visit helps calm polling situation | Officials: Common sense needed at polls | Lines long at new NC State early voting site

Ohio: Husted brings absentee ballot to Franklin Co. BOE | Forget a stamp on your absentee ballot? It should still get there | Printer error caused ballot mishap | Absentee ballot requests near record in Licking Co. | High school students excited about being election poll workers

Oklahoma: Tulsa Co. election officials expect high turnout for early voting

Oregon: West Linn voter gets two ballots

Pennsylvania: No evidence of widespread voter fraud in Philly | Cambria Co. officials say they're preparing for secure Election Day | System in place to report voting irregularities | Luzerne Co. Election Day security protocols detailed

Rhode Island: Gorbea responds to concerns about voter fraud | RI 'addressing' problem of excess names on voter rolls says secretary of state

South Carolina: Ahead of election, one SC county has shortage of poll workers | SC makes changes to handle upcoming Election Day

South Dakota: Oglala Lakota Co. commissioner decide to leave site

Tennessee: Timberlake jokes about his 'under the radar' trip to Tennessee | UT students design billboard to encourage voting | State officials declare: Our elections will be fair

Texas: No voter fraud issues in Nueces Co.| Early voting going smoothly in Baytown, Harris Co.| Confusion over voter ID spread as early voting continues | Early voting numbers break records in Denton Co. | Texas officials refute 'vote-flipping' claim | Tarrant Co. woman admits voting issue was her fault | Record breaking turnout continues in Travis Co.| No evidence of voter fraud in Henderson Co.| Chambers Co. officials switch to paper ballots | County to add staff, equipment to reduce early voting lines | Texas voter ID ad dollars do not go far | Elections office says Tom Green Co. voters confused about ID rules | Voting sign confusion continues| Photo ID complaints from voters prompt action by Harris Co. | Elections department receives state recognition | Bastrop Co. shatters first-day early voting record | Texas man wearing 'deplorables' shirt charged with electioneering | Free election cupcakes for Tom Green Co. voters

Vermont: Milne calls for election reform

Virginia: Voters confuse absentee voting with early voting | Staunton gears up for election with new voting equipment | Va. voters voice concerns over election security | Central VA. officials taking extra precautions for Election Day | Election officials brace for armed poll watchers

Washington: Fourteen percent return ballots in Clallam Co. | Democrats could sue Pierce Co. over incorrect ballots | Threat of lawsuit prompts new Pierce Co. mailer reminding voters when Election Day is | County auditor says local election secure

West Virginia: Early voting off to great start in Mercer | WV counts 24,251 early voters on first day | Thousands cast ballots on first day of early voting

Wisconsin: DMV must track down voters | Madison early voters smashing previous records | Groups urge action to protect voting rights on Election Day | Judge: State must search for those requesting credentials to vote | Retirement homes help seniors vote without an ID

Wyoming: Selfies in the Wyo polling place: Not illegal but problematic

Thursday, 27 October 2016

October 27, 2016

National News: Some machines are flipping votes, but that doesn't mean their rigged | Here's what we know so far about voter fraud and the 2016 elections | Timberlake's ballot selfie highlights mixed laws | Yes, your ballot selfie still might be illegal. Sorry. | Half of likely U.S. voters say they are concerned about Election Day violence | Feds concerned about risk of violence as Election Day nears

Alabama: Judge hears arguments in civil rights, voting rights lawsuit | Alabama law blocks 1 in 13 from voting | Coffee Co. tests voting machines | Prosecutor will check voter fraud complaint | Some absentee voters sending ballots to wrong address

Arizona: Appeals Court mulls ballot count rules | Mohave Co. safe from suit on registration | Court considers AZ law on disqualifying certain provisional ballots

California: Over 500K voter registrations in last 48 hours | Shasta Co. and state set voter registration record | Orange Co. registrar of voters partners with DA for Election Day support | California voters confront super-sized ballot | Vote-by-mail ballots increase

Colorado: U.S. Attorney's Office appoints dedicated officer to handle Colorado election complaints | Pitkin Co. clerk: Election rigging 'highly unlikely' | Second lawsuit challenging ballot selfie law | Aspen post office to deliver ballots without proper postage

Connecticut: Norwalk registrars to demonstrate new voting equipment | Fairfield avoids court, same day registration location set

District of Columbia: More than 7K DC residents have voted so far

Florida: Economists wrap up consideration of felons' voting rights | Early voting brings out thousands in Jackson Co. | Mosquito control race missing from nearly 1,600 ballots | Pasco Co. offers free rides to the polls on Election Day | Judge will hold new hearing on Broward ballots | DeLand early voting site moved | Voter gets wrong ballot at Hillsborough precinct | Lee elections officials investigating incomplete ballots

Georgia: Polls will be open Saturday for early voting | Technology helps keep a tally on early voting | Georgia sees huge spike in voter registration

Illinois: St. Clair Co. voting machines operating properly | New early voting site draws more traffic  

Indiana: Snafu in voting machine resolved by county clerk | Indiana: A perfect storm for voter fraud debate | Marion Co. prosecutor wades into voter fraud debate | Secretary of state visits IU

Iowa: Local advocacy groups and politicians work to help ex-felons obtain voter rights | Quad Cities counties differ on using schools as polling locations | Area woman honored for being senior election worker

Louisiana: Union Parish clerk of court: No voter machine malfunctions | Over 900 early vote on 1st day |Juban Crossing 'super precinct' ready for early voting | Voters complain about voting machine errors | Union Parish election officials say polls are safe, despite some concerns | Registrar responds to claims of voter fraud

Maine: Orono voting moved to UMaine field house | Maine students voting in mock election

Maryland: Public weighs in on Aberdeen election ties plan | Early voting begins Oct. 27, state details where, when, how | Absentee ballot program helps residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities

Massachusetts: Attorney will monitor elections | Voters head to the polls early in Concord

Michigan: Local clerks combat claims of rigged election | Early voting takes different form in Michigan | Michigan takes ballot selfie fight to appeals court

Minnesota: Can you take a ballot selfie in Minn.? Yes but... | Amid record absentee voting, Simon talks voter outreach

Mississippi: Lee Co. to use e-poll books

Missouri: At forum, group shares concerns on Amendment 6 | Election Director: County is as prepared as can be fore Nov. 8th

Montana: Preps continue in Missoula ahead of the election | Linda McCulloch: No verified incidents of voter fraud in Montana | State law deletes absentee voter list every 2 years

Nevada: State denies early voting request from nine tribes | 700 Washoe Co. poll workers prepare for election

New Hampshire: State's rebuke of Derry vote audit a blow to local activists

New Jersey: Officials: Ocean Co. voting machines secure

New Mexico: Clerk candidates respond to voters | Election dress code violations may hinder process

New York: Plans to boost voter turnout in Albany fizzle | Why aren't there polling stations in any NYC mosques? | Some Onondaga Co. schools staying open on Election Day | NYC BOE head says no evidence to support voter fraud claims

North Carolina: Voting machines issues reported | Complaints of voting machine issues in Cumberland Co. | Voting machines accurate, officials say | Morgan Co. early voting breaking records | Throng of early voters overwhelm Wake polling sites

Ohio: Dems seek halt to Ohio voting restrictions| Portage Co. early voting lags | Stark election officials safeguard vote

Oklahoma: Voting tips offered by election board secretary

Oregon: Here's how Motor Voter changes Oregon's Election Day--or maybe doesn't |Election is secure say Deschutes Co. clerk

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania releases voter rights guides | Pa.'s elections chief calls it 'unpatriotic' to claim process is rigged | Election officials on guard for voter intimidation | Change of polling place in Lycoming Co.

Rhode Island: Students encouraged to vote in mock election

South Carolina: Absentee voting up statewide; SC officials monitoring security | State election officials ramp up security: 'Numbers will be accurate' | Is the elections commission ready for Nov. 8? | Nearly 15 percent of Richland Co. already cast ballots

South Dakota: Secretary of state addresses voting issues

Tennessee: Timberlake voting selfie removed from his social media | Early voting heavy in Blount Co.| Knox Co. inactive 'voter purging' concerns some residents | Wilson Co. using device to assure voter confidence

Texas: Tarrant Co. election officials blame user error on voting problems | Elections officials: No issues with Taylor Co. voting machines | Amid early voting rush, Texas sees voter ID hiccups | After records set on first day, bigger turnouts seen on second day | Officials deny voting machine problems shared on social media | Hidalgo woman claims problems with voting machine | Improperly coded machines to blame for Denton Co. early voting issues | Texans continue voting at record pace | Early voting process running smoothly | Early voting starts strong | Issues dog polling sites in Denton | Officials say don't bring your guns to the polls

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board votes to reprint ballots

Virginia: Voting in Roanoke? Double check your precinct

Washington: Q&A with secretary of state candidates | 'New reality' of vote-by-mail includes delays and problems with postmarks | Democrats threaten to sue county over ballot date issues

West Virginia: Cabell Co. honoring electronic registrations | WV turns out for first day of early voting

Wisconsin: McDonnell faces McKim in county clerk contest | Dane Co. clerk | Democrats ask DOJ for help monitoring polls on Election Day

Wyoming: Ballots will be in English only | Ed Murray says dead people don't vote in Wyoming

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

October 26, 2016

National News: Voter ID laws lost in court. Why can't these voters vote? | Battleground states still fighting over voting laws | AP Fact Check: Voter registration problems do not equate to fraud | FBI, DOJ prep for Election Day security concerns | DOJ rolls out plan to protect voting rights | Fearing Election Day trouble, some U.S. schools cancel classes

Alaska: US attorney fights against voter fraud in Alaska | Early voting starts strong in Interior Alaska

Arkansas: Officials: Nothing amiss with voting machine | More than 70K people already voting in AR

California: No evidence that thousands of noncitizens are illegally voting | In San Francisco, proper ballot folding is a must | Merced prepping for county's first election with new districts

Colorado: Early voting underway in Mesa Co.; thousands of ballots already in

Connecticut: DMV voter registration causes confusion | Fairfield registrars of voters' latest battle heading to court

Delaware: Officials balk at claims of rigged election  

Florida: Heavy phone traffic causes delays for Polk Co. elections office | Retiring Lake elections chief celebrated | Changes to early voting locations in PBC | Pinellas Co. voters concerned about missing ballots | More ballots missing pot question | Secrecy in voting booth is a thing of the past on social media | Tampa Bay area man receives voter ID card with someone else's name | Nearly 17K took part in first day of early voting | Election officials concerned about double-voting by seasonal residents | Constitutionality of ballot selfie ban tested by new ruling | Court rules voters to be notified immediately if their mail-in ballots don't count

Georgia: False Facebook voting rumors could damage voter turnout | No voter fraud reported, but Middle Georgia getting ready | Chatham elections board votes to censure member 

Hawaii: Mark the ballot, snap a selfie

Illinois: Possible election fraud resurfaces in Kankakee Co. | Rock the (early) vote

Indiana: Straight-ticket voting change could surprise voters | Errors revealed in voter registration database | Youth getting 'behind-the-scenes' of election polling | State police provide update on voter registration fraud investigation | PA voter claims poll worker swayed another voter

Iowa: Iowa coalition calls for automatic restoration of ex-felons' voting rights | No selfies at the ballot box Iowans

Louisiana: Internet outage causes problems for early voters in Kenner | Amendment 1 focuses on local registrars of voters | Early voting draws crowds in New Orleans area, runs smoothly | Officials: No voting problems in Southwest Louisiana | Lines for early voting, but moving briskly | Social media on fire with hoax posts about voting issues

Maine: How well do Maine voters understand ranked-choice voting | Augusta area voters head to the polls early

Maryland: Maryland offers new accessible voting system for blind voters | Maryland ballot markers for the blind can be used by any voter

Massachusetts: Hundreds take advantage of early voting in Maynard, Stow | Election: It's 'no' on voting selfies in Mass. | Medford residents buy more than 40K stickers for election | Ipswich early voting proves popular | Early voting proves popular in Sandwich | Early voting site in Springfield runs out of ballots

Michigan: Election officials plan for the worst, hope for the best

Mississippi: Voting machines certified to be in proper working order

Missouri: Voter ID laws expected to be challenged in Missouri

Montana: US attorney has staff ready to take voter complaints | Lewis and Clark Co. election officials receive large number of absentee ballots back | Absentee voting gaining popularity

Nebraska: Federal attorney to keep eye on Nebraska elections

Nevada: Tribal voting battle could cost Nevada, rural counties more than $100K | Nevada still fighting Pauite suit over voting rights

New Mexico: Voter ID no required in most cases at NM polling sites | Residents express concerns about voting machines

New York: DA's son and elections veteran compete for county's top elections job | Election official subpoenaed after his claims of voter fraud | As voter registration increases, so do costs in Ontario Co. | Voting isn't as easy as it could be in NY and some Legislators like it that way | Experts fear 'rigged system' talk could incite violence

North Carolina: Voter files complaint over voting machines in New Hanover Co. | NC BOE looks into reports of votes being switched | Voters warned to review ballots | Officials warn of sensitive voting machines | No voter ID this year doesn't mean no argument over it | Care urged with voting machines | In NC, fight over voting rights still rages on the ground | Mecklenburg Co. pulls malfunctioning machine | Gaston Co. BOE working to earn trust of voters | Altercation reported at the polls

Ohio: Husted: Clark Co., state voting system should be trusted | Boehner's 2015 resignation still costing taxpayers | Ohio groups challenge GOP voting rules in US Supreme Court | Ohio lawmakers seek to allow ballot selfies with proposal | Proposed state bill would allow ballot selfies

Oklahoma: Oklahoma rejects Russian request to observe polling places

Oregon: Competitive secretary of state | Republican within striking distance of secretary of state job

Pennsylvania: Age of Pennsylvania's voting machines serves as safeguard against cyberattack | Rigged election? Not in Erie Co. officials say | Elections office says county's voting machines are safe | Luzerne Co. pumping out absentee ballots | Constables, poll watchers ready to monitor elections

Rhode Island: Voter rolls off by 189K in RI, Journal analysis finds |

South Carolina: Greenville Co. pushes back against claims on voting machines | SC legislators to push early voting bill next year | Anderson Co. has a shortage of poll workers

South Dakota: Request to move early voting site denied

Tennessee: DA's office retracts statement saying it will investigate Timberlake selfie | Farley says voting system has sufficient 'checks and balances' | LWV opposes purging voter rolls based on non-voting | Hawkins approves purchase of voting machines for big election | Shelby Co. early voting sites will open earlier

Texas: In some Texas counties, long lines complicate early vote | Local officials report electronic voting machines are working properly | Potter Co. judge releases statement on voting machines | Cook: Switching of votes not possible on local voting machines | Hays Co. resolves voting machine issues | Programming issue briefly switches Chambers voters to paper ballots | Man's Facebook post about voting machines goes viral | Tarrant Co. addresses concerns about voting machines | 'Voter error' flipped GOP ballot to Democrat in Tarrant | Lubbock Co. elections office reassures voters after rumors of voting machine errors | Jefferson Co. clerk expresses confidence in voting equipment | Officials: Voter error, not conspiracy cause ballots to flip | Amid early voting rush, Texas sees voter ID hiccups | Long lines returning to some early voting sites | Hidalgo Co. website updated to meet federal rules | Brazos Co. administration addresses voting concerns at the poll | Fort Bend Co. extends early voting hours | Early voting shows massive leap | Half of all voters have election stress | Rangers gear frowned upon at polls

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board to hold emergency meeting

Vermont: Vermont's voter registration hits a record high, with early voting on the rise

Virginia: Governor restores voting rights to 85K so far | Scott Co. voters to use new system at upcoming election

West Virginia: Federal judge orders Cabell Co. clerk to accept online voter registration | Cabell Co. clerk ordered to accept online voter registrations

Wisconsin: Groups challenging voter ID law contesting state plan | Clerk wanted to block early voting for students

Wyoming: Gov. Meade: Wyoming elections aren't rigged

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

October 25, 2016

National News: A history of election cake | Voters with disabilities fight for more accessible polling places | Many Americans unaware of their states' voter ID law | Startups are taking on voting and the U.S. elections | Moovit and Rock the Vote team up to get you to the polls |

Alabama: Is the 2016 election rigged? 'Not in Alabama,' secretary of state says | Chilton Co. prepares for election | Former Ala. inmate working to help current inmates cast votes

Alaska: Alaska casts first ballots as early voting starts

Arizona: Observers expected at most Pima Co. polls | Election officials open polling place on ASU Tempe campus

Arkansas: Election officials expect high turnout as early voting begins | Arkansas unclear on ballot selfies | Jefferson Co. polling site not ADA compliant | More Arkansas voters won't need to show ID | Jefferson Co. election commission calls emergency meeting

California: California voting groups prepare to monitor polling places | Californians race to meet voter registration deadline | County Registrar: State should help to ensure only legal citizens vote | Don't forget the second stamp

Colorado: Nearly 114K ballots returned a week after mailed | Finding voter turnout solutions in Colorado | Colorado Springs Senator sues to stop ballot selfie law | Boulder voter gets Boulder, Douglas counties' ballots

Connecticut: Ballot selfies allowed under CT law

District of Columbia: Local elections officials downplay hacking concerns | D.C. early voting attracts thousands

Florida: Election workers checking ballots for missing pot question | Early voting kicks off with eager voters, some glitches | Thousands of Floridians register to vote in wake of Hurricane Matthew | No new erroneous ballots found in Broward | Partisanship seen in Florida's stance on felons' voting rights | More than 100K Floridians register to vote in wake of Matthew | Some long lines on Treasure Coast during early voting | Smooth first day of early voting in South Florida | Grandfather's passion for voting lives on in future generations | Hurricane delays mailing of Duval Co. sample ballots | Few heed call to watch polling places

Georgia: Growing conflict over voting rights in Ga., where the presidential race is tightening | More than 500K ballots already cast | First week of early voting in Cobb sees three times more voters than 2012

Illinois: State board of elections assures voters elections are not 'rigged' | Will Co. clerk won't tolerate voter fraud | State voter registration breaks record, pols push early voting | Kane Co. clerk's office honors food truck voter registration effort | Early voting expands to more sites | Early voting in Kane Co. 'spectacular' clerk says | Early voting in Aurora keeps surging as sites open

Indiana: The truth behind voter fraud in Indiana | County voter officials receive sweet presidential treat

Kansas: Federal prosecutors to monitor election day for fraud | Advance voting begins in Sedgwick Co.

Louisiana: Voting to be a bit different this year in flood-ravaged Baton Rouge

Maryland: Local elections officials downplay hacking concerns | Election officials prep for early voting | Early voting set to begin | Rush to train election judges in Baltimore

Massachusetts: Trust in the election stumbles on 'rigging'| Early voting doesn't boost turnout | Early voting gets positive reviews in Easthampton | Early voters in Taunton and towns take advantage of Election Day option | Vineyarders embrace rise of early voting | 148 Holyokers take advantage of 1st day of early voting | Massachusetts voters seize chance to early vote | South Shore's first day of early voting is 'busy, busy' | Early voting gets a thumbs up on North Shore | Win-win for everybody: Early voting gets rave reviews | Voters line up to take advantage of early voting | Bourne Town Clerk enforces Town Hall polling place rules

Michigan: Federal court lifts Michigan ban on ballot selfies | City clerk's office shifts hours for absentee ballot pick up/drop off

Minnesota: Even the people pushing voter ID in Minnesota don't think the election is 'rigged'

Missouri: Prosecutors, FBI investigating allegations of absentee voter fraud | Voter ID amendment hangs over secretary of state race | 7 things that worry elections officials 2 weeks before a presidential election

Montana: Missoula elections office to host open house | Missoula Co. elections office eases voter fraud fears | Missoula elections office pulls back curtain on ballot processing

Nebraska: Assistant U.S. attorney appointed to oversee any complaints of fraud, rights abuses

Nevada: Fighting tribal voting rights suit might cost taxpayers $117K

New Jersey: Veteran poll workers honored

New Mexico: NM high court looks askance at primary fix | Elections officials: No selfies while voting

New York: Woman dead 9 years gets absentee ballot

North Carolina: International observers see no evidence of rigged election--but they'll watch anyway | NAACP calls for action after reported voting irregularities | Cumberland Co. officials deny voting machines rigged | Complaint spurs voting machine recalibration | Early voting site left unlocked in Granville Co. | Here's what polling precinct observers can and can't do in NC

Ohio: Elections chief releases video outlining ballot process

Oklahoma: Oklahoma unclear on ballot selfies

Oregon: Ranked choice voting on the ballot | Motor Voter expands rolls by more than 230K

Pennsylvania: Voting machines tested in Erie Co.

South Carolina: Election officials working under 'heightened security' | Absentee voter receives faulty ballot

South Dakota: Request to move early voting site

Tennessee: Early voting reaches 25K | Justice Dept. to monitor voting rights, election | Fans run into Justin Timberlake outside polling place

Texas: Denton Co. reports brief issue with voting machines | Early voting in Nueces Co. slowed by computer glitches | In some Texas counties, long lines complicate early voting | Early voting opening shatters turnout records in N. Texas | Long lines blamed on computer glitch | Denton Co. voting issue resolved | Harris Co. breaks record for first day of early voting | Travis, Williamson counties shatter early voting records | Handicapped spaces limited at some polling places

Utah: Oops. Most Morgan Co. ballots have error

Vermont: Clerks handle early voting | Time to meet the candidates for Vermont secretary of state

Virginia: Voter registration extension reaps benefits for Va.

Washington: Podlodowski believes Pierce Co. deadline may discourage voters | Pierce Co. defends voting reminder mailed with ballots

West Virginia: County clerk, staff prepared for early voting | Cabell clerk responds to ACLU lawsuit

Wisconsin: Federal judge approves expanded voter ID education efforts | Early voters still seeking to skip Election Day lines

Wyoming: Ballot selfies discouraged in Wyo.

Monday, 24 October 2016

October 22-24, 2016

National News: U.S. presidential election uses hodge-podge of voting technology | How charges of voter fraud became a political strategy | Changes to Voting Rights Act make it harder to monitor elections | For many Americans, Election Day is already here | Posting ballot selfies: Personal choice or illegal act? | Police readying for Election Day after divisive campaign | Most states have no laws about guns in polling places

Alaska: Early voting opens

Arizona: AZ Dems sue over holiday voter registration deadline

Arkansas: Nothing 'rigged' Arkansas officials say | Length of acts could clog voting

California: Yolo CO. elections officials do their part for confidence in system | Officials in Marin say election not rigged | Incorrect postage costs counties in mail-in voting | Postal workers probed over dumped voter guides | El Dorado voters still waiting on ballots | Alameda Co. letter carrier accused of dumping ballot guides in trash | Mortuaries, dog washes among local polling sites | Grand jury says it's satisfied with election security | California voters returning ballots in big numbers

Colorado: Springs lawmaker files challenge to ballot selfie law | Safety and concern part of election training

Connecticut: Legal action threatened if Fairfield voting location not decided on

Delaware: Party leaders clash over 'rigged' election

Florida: Fort Meyers lacks early voting locations | Elections offices open over weekend to submit mail-in ballots ahead of early voting | Lee Co. supervisor of elections race | Orange Co. SOE prepares for early voting | Sarasota and Manatee counties ready for early voting | Broward elections supervisor can't say why some ballots lacked pot question | In Fla. ballot selfies not allowed

Georgia: Early voting in Hall beats expectations

Idaho: Federal review finds Canyon, Ada polling sites not compliant with disabilities law

Illinois: State Board of Elections: Election isn't rigged | About 7300 RI Co. residents hit in state elections board hack

Indiana: St. Joseph Co. tests voting machines as Election Day approaches | Wayne Co. party leaders assert integrity of elections | State police chief reports cases of voter fraud, but refuses to share details | Long lines at Hamilton Co. vote centers

Iowa: Black Hawk Co. voting machines to be tested publicly | Local project aims at helping visually impaired Iowans to vote

Kansas: Kansans got wrong information at DMV up until voter registration deadline

Louisiana: Registrar encourages early voting in EBR Parish | Beauregard registrar's office ready for round 1

Maine: Voter registration at an all-time high | Question 5 advocates try to allay confusion about ranked-choice voting

Maryland: Is it rigged? Local elections officials assure it's not | MoCo lets visitors get a peek into election process

Massachusetts: State ramps up early voting | State begins offering voters an early option | Attleboro area officials working hard for a smooth election | This selfie is legal across New England, except Massachusetts

Michigan: Michigan officials insist election is secure | Kent Co. elections director combats allegations of rigging | Critic: Genesee election 'not rigged' but 'bungled' |

Mississippi: Hosemann says system is secure

Missouri: Voter ID issue to appear on November ballot | Missouri's next secretary of state will be a first-time officeholder

Montana: Zinke suggested 'a lot' of voter fraud in 2013 interview | Secretary of state: Voters should handle ballots themselves

Nevada: In Nevada, concerns over voter fraud, intimidation as early voting starts | Nine more tribes in Nevada request early voting sites | Voters cite many reasons for casting a ballot early | Born before women could vote, this woman casts her ballot in historic election | Native Americans vote early at court-mandated polling place

New Hampshire: Permit needed to open-carry at school polls

New Mexico: Candidate Q&A: Secretary of state | More voters registering online | NM secretary of state's office ensuring accurate, fair election| Predecessor looms over contest for secretary of state | Early voting hits record pace in NM

New York: Cuomo 'proud' of NY online voter registration

North Carolina: 948 vote on first day early, one stop. | Rockingham Co. animal shelter offering discounts for voting | Workers stay late to help with long lines in Wake Co. early voting

North Dakota: County works to ensure voting data integrity | Jaeger will ask 2017 Legislature to buy new voting machines

Ohio: Ohio officials insist election is secure | Franklin Co. voters say early voting easy, eases stress | 21K Trumbull voters may be reinstated

Oregon: Clerk: Voting secure | Registering to vote on Election Day? Clerks push back | Poll: Richardson, Avakian in virtual deadhead

Pennsylvania: A guide to who is permitted in the polling place | Hacking and vote rigging not a worry in Luzerne Co. | Ballot selfies, are they allowed?

Rhode Island: DMV computer disaffiliates 12,500 RI voters

South Carolina: Absentee voting pace way up over previous years

South Dakota: Krebs reassures voters

Tennessee: 105-year-old Franklin resident casts ballot

Texas: Rethink that selfie if you're voting in Texas | Officials prepare for uncertainty, confusion as early voting begins | Midland, Ector Co. prepare for early voting | Poll watching expected to spike | Final preparations for early voting | Officials confident in accuracy, security of elections | Rigged elections? Not in Bell Co. | Cell-free zone | Cherokee Co. officials prepare for start of early voting

U. S. Virgin Islands: AG orders BOE to reprint ballot | Elections board votes against reprinting ballots

Vermont: Condos addresses cybersecurity

Virginia: Officials seek to allay voters concerns | Nearly 28K Virginia voters took advantage of registration deadline | McAuliffe receives Swanson Courage Award for voting rights decision| Ex-offenders fired up, ready to vote | Registrars worried some voters won't make Election Day books | Elections officials in area don't foresee trouble

Washington: 'Rigged' vote? 'Wrong,' says King Co. elections officials

West Virginia: Marion Co. officials prepare for Election Day | Judge sets hearing for online voter registration case against Cabell clerk

Wisconsin: Wisconsin voter ID may disenfranchise 1K transgender people | 'N-O': Presidential election not rigged

Wyoming: Secretary of state: Election not rigged

Friday, 21 October 2016

October 21, 2016

National News: Amid 'rigged' election charges, Russia wants to monitor U.S. vote | Charge on the election's integrity reverberates in both campaigns | Election officials fear untrained poll watchers | Election officials, experts rebuff rigged claim

Alabama: Officials downplay fears of election rigging, hacking | Electronic check-ins available at select polling places | FBI to monitor election in South Alabama

Arizona: Democrats sue Arizona for not extending voter registration | Voting groups welcome Maricopa Co. plan to cut poll wait times | Unconfirmed reports of missing ballot cards

California: Napa's elections chief offers tips to avoid ballot confusion | Registrar using mobile apps to improve voting experience

Connecticut: Tension mounts as Fairfield can't decide where to hold same-day voter registration

Colorado: Will Colo. elections be rigged? | Don't snap that selfie | Denver officials maintain election system is tamper free

Delaware: Officials ready to protect voting rights

Florida: Judge: No evidence Florida is slowing voter verification | Election-rights groups raise specter of voter intimidation | Manatee elections boss says voting 'rigged' to be honest and complete | Judge rejects request by Dems to speed voter verification | Groups sue over some Broward ballots missing marijuana question | Thousands of undeliverable mail-in ballots returned in SWFL | Elections paperwork bumps up against time to early vote | Little sign of interest in poll watching

Georgia: Fulton Co. to avoid vote hack with internet blackout | Gwinnett opens more early voting sites to ease lines

Idaho: Twin Falls, Jerome election offices keep busy with early voting

Illinois: Illinois county prepares to recount thousands of early ballots | Avoid early voting confusion by doing your homework | Illinois secure in election readiness despite database hack

Indiana: Democrats blast 'voter fraud' talk as partisan | Wayne Co. election officials run tests after voter issues | Voter registration effort spurs an inquiry in Indiana | Clerk: Wabash Valley voting moving at nice clip

Kansas: Rigged? Analysts and election officials say no | Shawnee Co. OKs purchase of $192,900 worth of voting equipment | Kobach warns that non-citizens could tip the election | State and local officials call Kansas voting system safe

Kentucky: Voting integrity sparks concerns | More than 100K new voters in Kentucky

Louisiana: Voter fraud issues in La. 'ridiculously minuscule' | Louisiana, other states, to Russia's desire to monitor election: 'We don't want to see you'

Maine: Ballot keepers: Election not rigged | Maine sees increase in absentee ballot submission

Maryland: Baltimore City pledges to be ready for Election Day

Massachusetts: Waltham awarded for early voting preparation

Michigan: Wayne moves to even-year debates

Minnesota: As early voting swells, no change in vetting new registrants | Simon offers students election-year advice | University participates in voter registration contest

Mississippi: Don't be intimidated by poll watchers | State officials say voter fraud not an issue | Hosemann vows vigilance against election rigging, hacking

Missouri: Jay Ashcroft discusses his bid for secretary of state | Area election authorities prepare for voting day

New Hampshire: State finds Derry town moderator violated election law during primary

New Mexico: Are more New Mexicans voting this year or are they just voting early

New York: Prepping for November | BOE preparing hundreds of voting machines | 'Voters of New York' adds human touch to civic outreach efforts | Albany councilman to fill BOE post | State, local election officials examine cyber hygiene

North Carolina: Big lines in Forsyth Co. for early voting | NC Central students march to the polls | NCGOP says it's 'not aware of election results being optional' | Early one-stop voting off to busiest start ever in Wilkes Co. | Election board jammed with 'one stop' voters | Flood victims face major changes as early voting begins | Early voting presents problems | One-stop sites confuse early voters in High Point

Ohio: Training underway for poll workers | 2M inactive voters remain eligible to vote | Cuyahoga Co. BOE will ask voters to remove 'ballot selfies' posted online | Confusing postage for absentee ballots

Oklahoma: Tulsa election workers preparing for November

Oregon: Elections officials wary of Avakian campaign promise

Pennsylvania: Pa.'s aging voting machines could be a nightmare in disputed election | Test of voting machines goes as planned | Pa. braces for polling place concerns | Experts differ on security of Pa.'s voting machines | Election official: 'It will be a fair election' | 'Unprecedented' number of absentee ballots requested | Berks polling officials fire back

Rhode Island: Company offers paid day off to workers who work the polls

South Carolina: Elections director: Nothing 'nefarious' happening at polling places

South Dakota: Krebs confident in election process | Dems push to move polling place after homicide

Tennessee: Long lines greet voters on second day of early voting | Record-breaking early voting continues in Knoxville | Rutherford, DeKalb counties experience server issues during early voting

Texas: County clerk finds name of dead woman on mail-in ballot application | Montague Co. says voting centers have been successful | Hearing on Hidalgo Co. mobile voting set for today

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint Election Board admits ballot flawed; will not reprint

Utah: Ballots: One clerks says they're safe, another concerned about 'chain of custody' | Utahns still have some questions about mail-in balloting

Vermont: Hundreds of ballots sent by mistake

Virginia: Registration deadline extended through Friday | Federal judge orders immediate reopening of registration deadline | Arlington election officials: Plenty of blame in Va. voter-registration snafu | Spotsylvania resident happy with registration extension | Some Arlington voters trying to get two for the price of one | 67K Virginia ex-felons just got their voting rights back

Washington: How King Co. plans to protect your ballot

West Virginia: Clerk anticipates good voter turnout; machines tested for accuracy | ACLU suit: West Virginia clerk denies online voter signups | Lawsuit filed against Cabell clerk over online registration | Warner, Buckley challenging Tennant for secretary of state

Wisconsin: Wisconsin election officials refute claims of voter fraud | New absentee ballot deadline among changes

Wyoming: Wyoming is requiring citizenship proof from naturalized citizens