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Thursday, 20 October 2016

October 20, 2016

National News: US election machine technology is out-of-date, experts say | No, the presidential election cannot be hacked | Can you rig a U.S. presidential election? Experts say it's impossible | New voter ID rules, other election changes could cause confusion| Will the new era of limited federal monitoring still protect voter rights? | Democracy nerds use tech to ease voter fraud concerns | Not enough voter fraud to change election | A historic 200M Americans are registered to vote

Alabama: E-poll books approved for Limestone Co. | Merrill: Alabama's elections will not be rigged or compromised

Arizona: Reagan: Safeguards in place to protect November election | Pima Co. elections director says election not rigged | Party representatives test Pima Co.'s ballot counting machines | Appeals Court considers blocking ballot harvesting law | Voter intimidation won't be tolerated on Election Day

California: Registrar of voters acknowledges ballot design flaw | USPS urges voters to watch for ballots in the mail | County installs 24/7 ballot drop box | Santa Clara Co. leaders respond to claims of rigged election | County elections prepping for fall election | San Joaquin Co. ballots need more money to mail in | Feds investigating nearly 100 voter guides in recycling bin | Registrar confident the vote is safe

Colorado: It would be really hard to 'rig' Colorado's elections system| Colo. election system 'best in the world' | Mesa Co. system prevents double voting | Denver poll workers get active shooter training as election nears | Psychology of 'I Voted' stickers

Connecticut: Town looking to hire poll workers for Election Day

Florida: Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections: 'People don't need to be concerned' | Martin Co. tests voting equipment | Premature posting of election results a mistake, but not a crime | Hurricane Matthew is making big changes to the Florida voter rolls | Broward voter's ballot is missing marijuana question | High voter registration may unexpectedly impact turnout | Normally quiet supervisor of elections race heats up | Election officials reject charges of rigged election | Misstep by Largo staff causes ballot mixup | Sanibel resident's mother celebrates 77 years of working polls

Georgia: Judge weighs extending voter registration a 2nd time | Columbus is averaging 140 voters per hour during early voting | Federal judge won't extend voter registration | Paulding voting early in same numbers as state's second-largest county

Hawaii: Despite spike in registration, low voter turnout expected in Hawaii

Idaho: Early walk-in voting on the rise

Illinois: Area high schoolers heading to polls to practice civic duty | Adams Co. ballot glitch to be fixed; early votes to be recounted

Indiana: Indiana Official: Altered voter registrations raise concerns | Officials: Voter registration will get done | Indiana official clarifies voter registration fraud probe | County officials report no widespread issues with voter records

Iowa: Burke rejects comments on rigged election | Iowa Wesleyan University opens satellite polling places for students today only

Kansas: Federal judge revives Kansas voting citizenship case with Kobach | Election officials show machines are balanced to count votes | Sedgwick Co. official has 'absolute confidence' in voting equipment

Louisiana: Yes, Louisiana, you can take selfies in the voting booth

Maine: Ballot question could change Maine's future elections| Maine clerks not happy about rigged election talk

Maryland: Baltimore struggles to recruit, train additional election judges

Massachusetts: Mass elections officials go on defense | Most Mass. communities exceeding early voting requirements | Town clerks prepare for early voting | Woman raises cash online to buy "I Voted" sticker for her city |

Michigan: Michigan GOP on guard against 'massive' voter fraud | Charlevoix Co. election workers explain steps to prevent voter fraud

Minnesota: Wanna be poll watchers beware

Missouri: Before you Snap, know the law | Jennings students learn about voting | Kander defends elections process

Montana: About 12K ballots already cast | Election officials: Voter fraud not a problem in Montana

Nebraska: Election process is 'very safe and secure'

Nevada: Nevada polling places to be dispatched volunteer 'election observers' | FBI Election Integrity Task Force to monitor Election Day

New Jersey: Dead voters remain on New Jersey voter rolls

New Mexico: Dona Ana sees big early voting numbers

New York: Election officials brace for voting monitors

North Carolina: Appeals Court denies more early voting time | Federal Appeals Court rejects early voting extension | Early voting set to start | See how BOE works to protect integrity of elections | Elections office swamped with absentee requests

North Dakota: Local election officials: Voter fraud 'pretty impossible' here

Ohio: Kasich: Fear of election rigging 'a big fat joke' | Judge restores voting rights to thousands of Ohioans | Voters may cast provisional ballots | Husted to host Twitter town hall

Oklahoma: Write-in votes not permitted | Oklahoma law says you can't just hang around the polls on Election Day

Pennsylvania: Governor calls vote fraud claims 'nonsense' | Pa. braces for polling place concerns

Rhode Island: Rhode Island to accept voters' tribal ID cards | State launches program to recruit poll workers

South Carolina: Elections officials focus on security issues | No write-ins in South Carolina | Absentee voting up in SC, setting early pace for record turnout | County implements safety measures to protect voting | Voter registration office prepares for busy time

South Dakota: Secretary of state spoke to Newell residents about voting

Tennessee: High turnout, and some problems on 1st day of early voting | First day of early voting like Election Day | Robertson voters wait in line to cast early ballots | Problems at the polls on first day of early voting | Williamson administrator of elections assures voters the system is safe | Early voting in Shelby Co. brings long lines, frustrations | Stewart Co. anxious for early voting | Long lines snake around Hamilton Co. polling places | New voting location helps North Nashville families cast their votes

Texas: Beating the rush: Early voting traffic heavy | Nueces Co. preparing for vote center transition | The cost of getting out the vote in Grimes Co. | In Hays Co., hundreds of mail-in ballots are bounced | Texas voter fraud concerns prompt hotline offering $5K reward for tips | Despite assurances from state, group doesn't have faith in elections | Harris Co. clerk says chances of election rigging are very slim | Poll: Texans remain confused about voter ID law | Some Hays Co. mail-in ballots mistakenly returned | What to expect from poll watchers

Virginia: Group files lawsuit against Va. election officials over site crash| After computer crash shuts out potential Va. voters, McAuliffe to seek registration deadline extension | Report: Virginia among 24 states with new voting laws | Postal service changes may increase ballot delivery time

Washington: Tracking ballot security in Spokane | Franklin Co. audit confident in process

Wisconsin: Brown Co. is ready for election night

Wyoming: Voters queried on citizenship

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

October 19, 2016

National News: Why worries about paperless voting loom larger this year | 5 reasons (and then some) not to worry about a 'rigged' election | Amid talk of 'rigged' election, experts say fraud is rare | Why parents take their children to vote | Two Democratic operatives lose jobs after James O'Keefe sting | US civil rights groups to fan out on Nov. 8 to fight voter intimidation | Poll workers are hoping for calm, but preparing for the worst | 'Rigged' election complaints find eager ears while elections officials fume

Alabama: Voters will see iPads on Election Day in Mobile, Baldwin counties | Commission moves polling place to YMCA

Arizona: Will this election be rigged? Arizona officials say no | Volunteers will monitor AZ polling sites | Appeals Court to consider blocking ballot-collection law

California: Additional $1.8M approved to fund local elections | Kern officials on election security: No 'duplicate records and duplicate voting' | Orange Co. registrar rejects rigged voting claims | Sacramento Co. prepares for record turnout | Mail ballots in San Bernardino delayed by vendor error | Registrars in Riverside, Orange counties assure no voter fraud | Probe launched into dumped voter guides, returned mail | NorCal election staff works overtime | Why it's hard to 'rig' a Kern election

Colorado: Prop 107 would restore primaries in Colorado

Connecticut: 'Very improbable'--CT secretary of state on election hacking

Delaware: Election not rigged, says Delaware's elections commissioner

Florida: Talk of 'rigged' election alarms Florida election officials | PBC supervisor of elections may have lied about decision to remove mosque as polling site | GOP activist asks state to monitor effort to fix absentee-ballot problem | Hurricane Matthew drenched, tore 1,500 mail-in ballots in Volusia | Vote-by-mail signatures can lead to rejected ballots | Residents take advantage of extended registration deadline | Nearly 64K Floridians register under extended deadline

Georgia: ACLU sues Georgia to re-open voter registration in storm-hit counties| Nearly 150K ballots cast in Ga. so far | Almost 1600 brave long lines on Gwinnett's first day of early voting

Idaho: Five ways voters can make Election Day a breeze

Illinois: Chicago officials say technology means vote fraud thing of past | Court ruling won't change local same-day registration

Indiana: Secretary of state says incorrect information sign of possible voter fraud| Top Indiana election officials alleges more voter fraud | Lake voter registration under microscope

Iowa: Felons struggle to regain voting rights in Iowa | Election not rigged, Cerro Gordo Co. officials say

Kansas: Douglas Co. clerk says no bias in mailing advance ballot information

Kentucky: Grimes addresses claims of rigged election at task force meeting

Louisiana: No worries of rigged election in Louisiana

Maine: Polling will take place in WCC gymnasium | LePage says Maine election process could be rigged; Dunlap denies governor's claim | Falmouth School Board: Move polls from high school

Maryland: After errors in primary election, civic groups recruiting citizen poll watchers | Wicomico residents face two-page ballots in Nov. election

Massachusetts: Maynard and Stow gear up for early voting | Record numbers register as Chicopee prepares for early voting | Elections officials hoping early voting will ease pressure on polls

Michigan: Michigan GOP 'confident' voters can trust election results | Local clerks try to quell fears about Election Day ballot safety

Minnesota: Minnesota sees one-day online voter registration record | State seeks to reassure voters, tighten poll security | County has new ballot scanner for absentee voters

Mississippi: Harrison Co. elections commission focused on accuracy

Missouri: St. Louis Co. election director reassures voters

Nebraska: Douglas Co. leads 'brisk' early voting; election turnout could hit 'tremendous milestone' | Gale says voter registration exceeds expectations  

Nevada: Officials: Plans are in place to ensure fraud-free vote | Washoe Co. registrar addresses election rigging

New Jersey: NJ election officials see no sign of rigging, fraud | Hunterdon clerk says absentee ballot problem is fixed | Yes, all the mail ballots are counted | County honors longtime poll workers for their service

New York: Monroe Co. elections commissioner confident about security | Security tightened for NY state, local computers ahead of election | Local elections official say fraud isn't likely | Official scoffs at mayor's call for him to resign | Elections board won't stop sending dead man's family absentee ballot | Taking pictures at polls could cost you the right to vote | AG asks poll workers to be trained on affidavit ballots

North Carolina: NC seeks to reassure voters about polling safety | Early voting starts with new timesaver app | 106 Beaufort Co. residents have voter registration challenged weeks before election| State elections board gives guide for behavior at polls | Demand for more early voting at Appeals Court

Ohio: Twitter joke about voter fraud draws Husted's attention | USPS says postal workers are not destroying ballots | Sharing photos of your ballot illegal, but officials not likely to prosecute over selfies | Advocates in Ohio try to ease voter fears | Rigged talk concerns Cuyahoga Co. elections officials

Oklahoma: Tulsa election workers preparing for November | Officials: Oklahoma's election system one of the nation's most secure

Oregon: Eight reasons why Oregonians don't have to worry about their votes | BallotTrax permits voters to keep track of their voting | Nonprofit aims to help update outdated voting machines

Pennsylvania: Election officials prep for big November races | Careful with those ballot selfies and other things you should know when going to the polls | Election officials: No worries about hacking

South Carolina: SC stepping up election security | Lawmaker wants expanded opportunity for absentee voting in Orangeburg Co.

Tennessee: Election commission prepared for high volume | Change would move city primary | Election officials: Knox Co. voters don't have to worry about hacked voting machines | Officials prepare for crowds as early voting begins |

Texas: Tech Bloc members to work local polls on Election Day as part of long-term strategy | Travis Co. clerk: Fraud is not a problem here | North Texas elections chiefs: Rigging is virtually impossible | Hundreds of Hays Co. voters have their ballots returned to them | Travis Co. Clerk: Early voting key for short Election Day | Missouri City changes elections from May to November

Utah: Electronic ballots cannot be hacked--all are offline | Utah officials rebuff claims, say election cannot be rigged | Marriott Library added as new voting center

Vermont: Vermont elections chief says ballots are secure

Virginia: System crashes on final day of Virginia voter registration | Virginia won't extend voter registration after civil rights groups protest system crashes | Ex-offenders headed to the polls this year | Guns at Virginia polling places worry officials

Washington: 'Rigged' election denounced by officials running them

West Virginia: Tennant, NASS say elections aren't rigged

Wyoming: Earl voting underway: County clerk urges voters to learn about local candidates

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

October 18, 2016

National News: 'Rigged' election talk didn't start with Trump | How Election 2016 would be different with ranked-choice voting | U.S. election chief left behind Kansas scandal | Trump is warning of election fraud, but GOP officials oversee process in most battleground states | Election law expert isn't buying claims that election will be rigged | Election officials brace for fallout from 'rigged' claims | Twitter joke about 'ripping up absentee ballots' draws attention of conservatives

Alabama: 25 Alabama counties will test iPad-based voter check-in | Jefferson Co. says no rigging here

Arizona: Voting wars continue over ballot collection law in Arizona | Voting accountability activists not concerned about 'rigged' election | 'Not uncommon' for some early AZ voters to receive multiple ballots | Yavapai Co. election officials report return-date misprint on early ballots | Safety first on Election Day

Arkansas: Bowie and Miller county says there is no election fraud

California: Yes, you can vote if you are homeless | Ballot return requires two stamps | Los Angele's top elections officer talks about voter fraud and polling place intimidation in Reddit chat

Colorado: Colorado secretary of state, spokeswoman lambaste 'rigged election' claims | Secretary of state says election process secure

Connecticut: Voting concerns rise as election approaches

District of Columbia: DC underpaid or overpaid hundreds of poll workers

Florida: Court orders elections chief to meet Monday deadline to fixing mail ballots | Elections supervisors dispute 'rigged election' claims | Panel finds no easy answers on costs of voter rights restoration | Expanded early voting could shorten Broward, PBC election lines | Election chief agrees with judge on plan to fix faulty mail ballot signatures | Duval Elections Chief: Ready to comply with changes, but it will cost

Georgia: Early voting off to roaring start in Gwinnett | Georgia's top elections official combats claims of 'rigged' election | Early voting begins in Gwinnett with long lines

Idaho: Ada Co. kicks off early voting with new mobile unit

Illinois: Clerk says voter error to blame in Grundy Co.

Indiana: Incorrect ballots reported, fixed in Tippecanoe Co.

Iowa: Pate refutes claims of rigged election | Iowa officials firm: Our elections are safe | Linn Co. auditor responds to rigged election claims

Kansas: Kobach asks court to set aside default judgement | Kobach says election could be 'stolen' but not rigged | Not just anyone can observe an election | Johnson Co. elections office changing course, says it will hand out federal form

Kentucky: Kentucky election officials push back against Trump claims of rigged election

Louisiana: Voter fraud non-existent in Caddo

Maine: Former Nirvana bassist says ranked-choice voting is key to election reform

Maryland: Voter registration deadline looms in Maryland | Judge dismisses lawsuit that asked for do-over of Baltimore primary

Massachusetts: GoFundMe launched to bring "I Voted" stickers to Medford

Michigan: Record number of Michiganders registered to vote in 2016 | Johnson has full confidence in Michigan elections

Missouri: Advocates: Missourians' voting rights threated by Amendment 6 | Greene Co. clerk promises your vote will count at the polling place | Delivering ballots for others isn't illegal, but offers to do so concern voters

Montana: Missoula Co. works to secure voting machines, prevent fraud | Some voters unsettled by volunteer offers to drop off ballots at elections offices

New Hampshire: Guns allowed on Election Day, even in schools | In a connected world, NH voting machines are isolated--by choice | Durham lawmaker wants to ban guns at polling places

New Mexico: Native Americans urge tribes to vote

New York: NY sets online voter registration record | Election officials find no voter fraud in area | Schneiderman: Affidavit ballot guidance needed for NYBOE poll workers

North Carolina: NC BOE refers provisional ballot case to district attorney | Floodwaters leave some early voting locations in doubt

Ohio: 'No justification for concern about widespread voter fraud,' Husted says | Didn't put enough postage on your absentee ballot? It will still get delivered | Ohio secretary of state calls rigged election claims 'irresponsible' | Instructions list wrong postage on absentee ballots

Oregon: New technology allows Douglas Co. voters to track ballot | Voters' pamphlet organization confuses some voters

Pennsylvania: City, state and federal officials promise fair voting without tampering | Officials strike back against fraud claims | DA denies talk of 'rigged election' in Allegheny Co. | Early voting not coming early to Pa. | Pa.: Don't post ballot selfies until after you leave your polling place | New app wants to help you get out and vote

South Carolina: Election commission taking steps to protect integrity of voting results | Upstate official disputes 'voter fraud' claim

South Dakota: State elections board recommends changes to ballot-measure process

Tennessee: Scott voters will not cast ballots on paper | Secretary of state addresses voter fraud, security concerns | Tennessee election officials prep for big early voting turnout | Vote early starting Wednesday, dodge election day lines | Election officials say there's not much to fear this fall's voting will be rigged | Voters concerned

Texas: The Feds aren't watching local elections in Texas | SE Texas schools try to focus on election process | Early voting to begin for 'Super Bowl of Elections' | Bexar Co. says voting will be fair to all

Utah: Utah works to eliminate chances of election fraud

Virginia: State online voter system taxed | Some on Eastern Shore have new polling places | Virginia voter registration website crashes due to record volume | Registrar's see last-minute push before deadline

Washington: As politicians make homelessness an issue, will homeless vote? | Duplicate ballots worry voter, but not auditor | GOP's Wyman calls Trump claims of rigged election 'irresponsible'

Wisconsin: Judge OKs voting credential handouts | Funding for expansion of voter outreach unclear | Local election workers frustrated by rigging accusations

Monday, 17 October 2016

October 15-17, 2016

National News: 5 things to do before heading to the polls | This prankster turned a vintage voting machine booth into a drum machine | Will foreign hackers disrupt the election process? | The long, difficult history of voter ID | Experts worry about voting-related turmoil on Election Day | Possible solutions to potential problems on Election Day | Giuliani, Gingrich raise specter of voter fraud ahead of election | Mike Pence: 'We will absolutely accept the result of the election' | Officials fight Donald Trump's claims of a rigged vote | Possible Election Day problems worry civil rights advocates

Alabama: Thinking of writing in on Election Day? JeffCo official explains how they're counted | Birmingham bus station serves as voter registration site | Jacksonville barbershop turns voter registration hub

Arizona: Hacking attempt on AZ voter database leads to security concerns | Inaccurate ballot guides frustrate Tempe voters | Purcell answers for year of election failures

California: County registrar to reissue Fairfield ballots due to printing error | While Trump warns of 'rigged' process, Padilla keeps faith in county officials

Colorado: High stakes, high interest election | Boulder Co. ballot testing spots potential scanning problem

Connecticut: Norwalk registrar reportedly threatened via social media

Florida: Leon Co. seeks to eliminate voter fraud this election season | Doyle explains his run for supervisor of elections | Angry voters call Lee elections office after political robocalls | SOE working to meet new deadline | Judge who extended vote deadline shifts to mail ballot case | Citing 'obscene' disenfranchisement, judge hands Dems another Fla. court victory | Federal judge lambasts FL secretary of state over discarded mail-in ballots | Harrington and Doyle lock in on November election

Georgia: Thousands flocked to beat deadline before Paulding early voting begins | Election commissioner reappointed | Judge orders voter registration deadline extended | Fulton Co. expands early voting, offers other election options | Mixup sends wrong voting info to thousands of Fulton Co. residences | Fulton Co. hopes to avoid election issues of years past

Indiana: Purdue professor weighs in on idea of online voting | Strong start for early voting in Tippecanoe Co. | Early voters like convenience, short wait | Group accuses Pence of voter suppression after state police raid registration program | Ups and downs of polling locations

Iowa: Woodbury Co. says voters have nothing to worry about | Some Johnson Co. absentee ballots may accidentally be heading north

Maryland: Expect changes when you vote in Harford | Board of elections prepares for record voter turnout

Massachusetts: In high-tech Mass., voting still done on paper | West Barnstable polling venue moved

Michigan: Experts: State should audit election results

Montana: Lindeen, Stapleton, Roots vie for office | Candidates' voting records become issue in secretary of state race | Monica Lindeen

New Jersey: Clerk creates hotline for voters to see if mail ballots received |Absentee ballots sent back in mail in Hunterdon, Somerset | NJ getting help to protect election system from cyber attack

New Mexico: SOS candidates focused on ethics, but policy differs | Secretary of state race held early due to Duran conviction | Republican Espinoza has put focus on fears of fraud | Sec. of State candidates debate election fraud, voter IDs

New York: DeBlasio demands resignation of election official | In New York City, hundreds become citizens just in time to vote | DeBlasio proposes reforms to make NY more voter friendly

North Carolina: Election year quilt in Mooresville show features voting theme | NC voter registration extended in 36 counties | 3 Cumberland Co. shelters are early voting sites | Elections workers dismissed

Oklahoma: Thousands of voter registration cards to file before Election Day | Absentee ballots come with added cost to Oklahoma voters

Oregon: Ranked choice backers make case with beer | Richardson, Avakian square off in tight secretary of state's race

Pennsylvania: State's top elections officials: Anti-fraud, cyber safeguards are in place | Wolf, Cortes celebrated success of online voter registration system | As more states adopt early voting, Pa. bucks the trend

South Dakota: State election officials struggling to find records for federal audit

Tennessee: New member on election commission | Election Commission: Hacking 'not likely' to happen here | Voters should plan ahead for Election Day

Texas: Elections chiefs say no rigged balloting | State investigating allegations for fraud in Tarrant Co. | Texas launches voter ID ads and critics are 'reasonably' satisfied | Convenience key to popularity of vote-by-mail | Dallas Co. to double the number of early voting locations | Mobile voting locations raising concern among healthcare district opponents |

Utah: Federal judge will not mandate San Juan Co. to make adjustments for Navajo voters in Utah | Democratic candidates in Utah claim mail-in ballots are confusing

Virginia: An ex-felon in Virginia helps other ex-felons vote

West Virginia: Electronic voting machines are secure, easy to use | Secretary of state's office responds to voter registration postcard controversy

Wisconsin: Former Miss Wisconsin continues to fight for voter rights | Voter registration efforts continue as election approaches | State makes it easier to fix ballots | State elections commission approves absentee ballot fix

Friday, 14 October 2016

October 14, 2016

National News: Trump supporters monitoring polls alarms voting-rights groups | Google unveils new voter resources ahead of elections | Google searches for 'write-ins' are off the charts | Google rolls out new tool to help with voter turnout push | US voters in Israel say iVoteIsrael flubbed absentee ballot requests | Election experts share tips on how to avoid voting issues at the polls

Arizona: After hack, AZ working to keep its voter registration database secure | Dems lose bid for provisional ballots

California: How safe is your vote in San Diego | Solano Co. improves election staffing and training | Vote-by-mail program expands | Stamps saved! | Sorry Californians, you still can't take ballot selfies on Nov. 8

Colorado: Voting equipment tested ahead of Election Day | 'No evidence' of voter fraud in Larimer Co.

Connecticut: Disabled voters seeing upgrades this year in Bristol | CT voter totals rising fast; new ways to register cited

Florida: Hillsborough woman spots phony info on her voter ID card | Criminal accusations fly in supervisors' race | Voters choosing mail ballots in record numbers

Georgia: Hearing set in extension of voter registration deadline | Ga.'s online voter registration sees record numbers | Macon-Bibb BOE opens new office | Henry BOE member accused of sharing racist post

Idaho: Ada Co. expands early voting locations

Indiana: Safeguards used to make Blackford Co. voting process a smooth one | Officials remind voters of changes to straight-party voting | Voter fraud investigation to continue through end of year

Iowa: Satellite voting locations set in Black Hawk Co.

Kentucky: County clerk's office preparing for record turnout

Louisiana: Napoleonville woman named to parish election board

Maine: Will ranked choice voting succeed in Maine?

Minnesota: Nearly 90K Minnesotans have already voted

Missouri: Missouri voting system faces risks ahead of Election Day

Montana: Lindeen, Stapleton square off in secretary of state campaign | Secretary of state reports GOP candidate Stapleton's voting records; he disputes her claim | Absentee ballot mailings break county record

Nebraska: County clerks get new ballot scanner | Election officials say security is sound when it comes to your vote | Vulnerable adults deserve better protection from voter fraud, citizens tell legislators

New York: Election commissioner's rant prompts dispute over IDNYC and voter ID in NY | Friday voter registration deadline brings reform calls | NYC BOE promises to be ready for Nov. 8 | Erie Co. BOE working overtime | DMV jammed up by voter registration traffic | How to make money on Election Day in NYC by working the polls

North Carolina: Hurricane flooding will cause some voting changes | Judge refuses to require more early voting in NC | No response on request to extend voter registration deadline

Ohio: Ohio proposes that voters culled from voting rolls in 2015 be allowed to vote in November

Oklahoma: Tulsa trains 300 new poll workers | Polling locations moved due to flooding

Oregon: Motor Voter law drives big increase in Portland-area registration

Pennsylvania: Paperless in Pa.: Can swing state verify the 2016 vote? | Last-minute registrations pack Crawford Co. Courthouse

South Carolina: Mail delays could affect absentee votes, officials warn | Three Furman Univ. students allowed to vote after court victory

South Dakota: State elections board recommends changes to ballot-measure process

Texas: Bexar elections administrator says voting system secure | Record 15M registered to vote | Brazoria Co. prepares for higher turnouts with new equipment, extra polling locations

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas-St. John elections board looks at general election operations | Elections board members say no chance of Sibilly School being used as polling place

Virginia: Some on Va. Shore have new polling places | GOP Leader: Fire Va.'s elections chief | Officials weary of false voter registration letters by third-party orgs

West Virginia: ACLU of WV talks voting rights at WVU

Wisconsin: State must provide more voter ID info| Judge orders state to expand, clarify voter ID outreach

Thursday, 13 October 2016

October 13, 2016

National News: Facebook helped drive a voter registration surge, election officials say | Delta offers free voter registration access onboard | Hurricane Matthew's voting rights challenge | What employers should know about employee voting rights law

Alabama: Election complaints filed with secretary of state

Alaska: Alaska Supreme Court rules Westlake winner in House race | Supreme Court decision reverses results in North Slope race

Arkansas: Commission: Too late to fix ballot errors in Sebastian

California: SF voters getting another official mailer after receiving 316-page election handbook | Contra Costa voters can drop ballots in Vote-N-Go boxes | Sending in a mail-in ballot? You'll need a few extra cents | San Bernardino Co. looking for bilingual poll workers

Colorado: Clerk requests emergency funds for election

Florida: Federal judge extends Florida voter registration deadline to Oct. 18 | Manatee supervisor of elections questions length of extension | Some Lake Co. voters sent wrong absentee ballots | Feds believe Russians hacked Florida election systems vendor

Georgia: Nonprofit offers disabled voters ride to polls | Forsyth election board: Read ballot questions before voting | Secretary of state visits Glynn Co. BOE | Ga.'s online voter registration system logs record numbers | Officials excited about number of registered voters | Lawsuit seeks emergency voter registration extension in Ga. | Poll workers preparing for big early voting turnout

Idaho: Crazy election questions answered | Here's the 'Food Truck Voting' schedule

Illinois: Same day registration causes concern | Williamson Co. seeking election judges | Germaines making job of election judging a family affair

Indiana: Voting officials looking for help at polling places | Posting a ballot pic? You may be committing a felony | Lines greet some voters in South Bend

Iowa: Woodbury Co. officials testing voting machines | District to increase security at school polling places

Kansas: Kobach files response after court file default judgement

Louisiana: New voting locations due to August flooding

Maine: Maine Republicans endorse Question 5 | Luther to talk about ranked choice voting |Falmouth school board looks to change polling place

Minnesota: Blue Earth Co. seeks election judges | Martin appointed new deputy clerk |

Missouri: Groups opposing voter ID amendment team up to relay concerns to Missouri voters | Secretary of state hopeful discusses her platform

Montana: Secretary of state candidates have different views on elections

Nevada: Paiute tribe members win right to vote at Pyramid Lake offices

New Jersey: Monmouth vote-by-mail ballots being returned to voters | Burlington Co. voting locations all accessible

New Mexico: Clerk's office certifies voting machines | County Clerk: Voting rights matter resolved | Secretary of state debate set

North Carolina: Flooded North Carolina's voter registration deadline looms | No extension of NC voter registration after Hurricane Matthew | State refers Durham election case to district attorney | SBOE addresses voting contingencies after Hurricane Matthew

Ohio: Whatever happened to online voter registration in Ohio | Ohio to pay $2.6M in fees as part of provisional ballot case

Pennsylvania: Trump warns of voter fraud here; others doubtful | Pennsylvania voters keep registration offices busy| Pa. officials: More than 87K people applied online during final day of voter registration

Rhode Island: 18K in RI registered to vote online

South Carolina: Planning to write in for president? Think again

South Dakota: Krebs: SD law prohibits write-in votes in election

Texas: State election officials say voter ID change ads should be airing 'any day now | Voter registration in Bexar Co. hits historic high | Odd Texas law on interpreters scuttled before November election | Potter Co. increases online security after recent hacking

Virginia: New voter ID law to impact Virginia, be prepared | Flawed polling place information sent to 9K Arlington voters | Election issues, potential voter fraud on lawmakers' agenda in Richmond

Wisconsin: Judge criticizes Wisconsin for confusing info on voter ID | Judge blasts Wisconsin over voter ID | State election officials not changing absentee ballot rules

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

October 12, 2016

National News: Democracy Live launches voting app to view election ballots on smartphones | von Spakovsky dings election hacking fears | More states request DHS assistance | Native Americans face unique barriers to voting

Arizona: Pinal recorder mails corrected voter records | Federal Judge: Arizona counties don't have to tally out-of-precinct ballots | Recorder's office will send record number of vote-by-mail ballots

California: North State elections offices prepare for rush as early voting begins | Record number of mail-in ballots sent in San Diego Co. | Registrars alert poll voters to come prepared | Why voting by mail will cost more this year | LA County approves poll worker pay hike | Hundreds of San Mateo Co. students to serve as poll workers

Florida: Voting groups join legal battle over Florida deadline | Fl. felons voter rights still hot topic as Election Day approaches | Three compete to replace longtime supervisor | Intersection: Seminole Co. supervisor of elections | Stegall: Incorrect absentee ballots sent to 78 Lake voters | Scott hints at changes to voter registration law

Georgia: As online voter registration closes, mixed success in Ga. | 205-minute wait at Sandy Spring license office on last day of voter registration | Cost-cutting moves spur fears about reducing access for Ga. voters | Some South Fulton voters will vote in Atlanta, at least for now

Illinois: Voting machines questionable for December referendum | Election Day prep

Indiana: Officials recruit poll workers, expand voting machine poll for November | Carroll Co. tests voting machines | Secretary of state: Your voter registration is secure | Election hype opens doors to high school poll workers

Kansas: Doss, Black vie for Saline Co. clerk job | Kobach found in default in proof-of-citizenship suit

Kentucky: Officials prepare for November election | Voting rights group: 1 in 4 black Kentuckians cannot vote in upcoming election

Maine: Polls across Maine busy for first day of in-person absentee voting

Maryland: Aberdeen council introduces charter to allow for runoffs

Massachusetts: Mattapoisett town clerk gets ready for election

Michigan: Did the secretary of state's office wrongly tell a U.S. citizen he can't vote?

Minnesota: Voters say early voting is convenient, if anticlimactic

Missouri: Another new election granted because of absentee ballots

Montana: Secretary of state: Lindeen vs. Stapleton

New Mexico: County clerks offices hotspots for last-minute voter registration | Anxious voters line up for first day of early voting

New York: Good questions: What happens to paper ballots after the election | Assemblyman demands election official resign after linking minorities to voter fraud

Ohio: BOE gearing up for unpredictable general election | Secretary of state teams with Homeland Security to prevent election fraud | Husted defends voter removal process | Voters camping out to cast early ballots | Cuyahoga Co. BOE: We're ready for early voting | Counties ready for early voting in Ohio

Oregon: Washington, Oregon break voter registration records

Pennsylvania: At deadline, Pa. sees surge of voter registration | MoCo will have flu shot at Lansdale polling site

South Dakota: 28K absentee ballots head out | Absentee ballots cannot be retracted

Tennessee: New voters pack Rutherford election commission

Texas: Election worker, 87, enjoys her duties in Williamson Co. | How Texas voter security stacks up to Russian hackers | Texas awaits Supreme Court ruling on voter ID petition | Broken part on voting scanner will be replaced | Two Valley counties not complying with VRA

Washington: Washington, Oregon break voter registration records | Record one-day registration broken again | More record-breaking numbers in Washington

West Virginia: Flood damage moves several polling places in three counties

Wisconsin: New lawyers sought in voter ID fight | Democratic election commissioners: State not doing enough public outreach on voter ID | Clerk: 300 voters report not getting absentee ballots | New polling place chose for church damaged by fire

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

October 11, 2016

National News: Elections officials say they are ready if disaster strikes | Could the U.S. election be hacked? | Hurricane victims face another challenge: Exercising their right to vote |

Alabama: Secretary of state requests investigation after report that Forkland mayor called off runoff election

Alaska: Hundreds of Interior Alaskans register to vote

Arizona: On deadline day, AZ voter registration site gets 10 times normal traffic

Arkansas: Arkansas voter registration deadline extended

California: Poll workers receive a stipend for their service | County may hike poll worker pay

Florida: Plaintiffs await court's word on voter-registration extension | Flagler Co. SOE reopens | Florida elections officials checking seaside polling places | Costal voting officials eager to check polling sites for damage | Federal judge extends voter registration deadline, rebukes state for 'irrational' decision | Sancho offers after-hours voter registration | Broward ballot issued with errors | State Rep. wants improvements in ballot drop-box accessibility

Georgia: 105-year-old casting ballot this year, wants others to do the same

Illinois: New early voting site opens in Chicago's Loops| Same-day Illinois voter registration reinstated | Fox Valley food truck adds voter registration to its menu

Indiana: Marion Co. short hundreds of poll workers | Lake, Porter election officials ready for early voting | Clerk demonstrates how to use voting equipment | As voter registration ends, counties prepare for early voting season

Kentucky: County approves Election Day alcohol sales

Louisiana: Rodrigue Blue Dog stickers to boost participation | La. secretary of state's office relocated flooded voting precincts

Maine: More schools cancel classes to avoid polling place conflicts

Michigan: Ishpeming election workers to receive pay increases | What college students should know about voter registration

Minnesota: Gadfly seeks to stop election-day registration

Mississippi: Legislature less inclined to restore felons' voting rights | They're locked up, but not locked out of voting

New Hampshire: Nashua to give free rides to voters

New Jersey: Cedar Grove moves polling station for November election

New Mexico: Clerks geared up to start early voting

New York: Museum exhibit has many ways to learn about electoral process | Elections official caught on video blasting de Blasio's ID program | As Nov. 8 nears, 87K prisoners and parolees can't vote in NY

Ohio: Forget the 'I Voted' sticker; now it's ballot selfies

Oregon: Secretary of state candidates lay out positions

South Carolina: Charleston plans to open three absentee voting sites

Texas: Travis Co. now taking bids for new voting system | County elections website receives 'outstanding' rating | 90 percent of Travis Co. eligible voters now registered

Virginia: UVa says it won't provide buses for students to vote

Washington: Washington state online voter registration hits record number after Sunday debate

Wisconsin: Latest court challenge to Wisconsin voter ID | Milwaukee election officials open third location for early voting | Wisconsin Rapids native fights for voter rights | 'Exactly what our city needs:' Voters cast ballots at Milwaukee's 2 new early voting locations | Milwaukee plans to appeal for leniency in new absentee ballot law | Early voters pack new polling place

Monday, 10 October 2016

October 8-10, 2016

National News: Nine states shorten deadline for voter registration

Alaska: Senators throw support behind automatic voter registration

Arizona: Compare the candidates for county recorder | Tempe polling place draws criticism

Arkansas: $100K OK'd for election worker salaries

California: Polling places could give way to vote centers | Heads up! Long lines are expected at polling places in November | California is making it easier than ever to vote

Florida: Orange Co. SOE open Saturday for voter registration after Hurricane Matthew| Vote-by-mail ballots mailed on schedule | Fla. Dems sue Scott over voter registration deadline | Post-Hurricane Matthew: Volusia Co. gov't closed, but supervisor of elections office will be open for voter registration

Georgia: Secretary of state fighting accusations of disenfranchisement

Guam: Homebound, in-office voting begins today

Idaho: In Idaho, a tide of voters want ballots by mail

Illinois: 'I Voted" stickers won't return, but Chicagoans who vote will get wristbands| Tons of voting boxes, new polling location downtown| Same-day voter registration will be an option Nov. 8 in Illinois

Indiana: Voter ID law may pose obstacle for transgender voters| Investigation widens into Indiana voter registration fraud

Kansas: Why is a clown in a Sedgwick Co. election video

Massachusetts: Massachusetts launches online guide for early voting

Minnesota: Minnesota's early voters are setting records | Ranked choice voting as easy as 1, 2, 3? Not so fast, critics says | Minnesota wants to reclaim top spot in voter turnout

Nevada: Mail voter registration deadline extended to Oct. 11 | US judge sides with Nevada tribes in voting rights case

New Mexico: Poll: Toulouse Oliver favored in secretary of state race

New York: Tracing voting history back to Western New York | New language for NYC voter registration could expand access for immigrants | Elections commissioner helps register voters, but saving souls is her calling |

North Carolina: Lawmakers contend that challenged early-voting plans comply with court ruling | Iredell election workers prep for voters | Davidson deputies won't be deployed at polling sites

North Dakota: Cass officials to explain changed in ND voter rules

Ohio: Ohio expected to set early voting record | Thousands of Ohioans will have ballots disqualified, attorney says | After e-poll book problems, voter purges, is Hamilton Co. ready for the 2016 election?

Oregon: Dennis Richardson supported proof-of-citizenship laws

Pennsylvania: Polling places in Bucks and MoCo ready for Election Day | Online voter registration surges in Pennsylvania | Can pro-Trump poll watchers disrupt voting in Pa.? | Elections staff working hard ahead of Tuesday deadline | Critics claim poll-watcher bill is a bid to disrupt elections

Rhode Island: RI elections commissioners seek to double their stipends

South Carolina: Furman students will get to vote after judge issues injunction

Tennessee: Hawkins election commission preparing for biggest voter turnout in recent memory

Texas: What the elections administrator is hoping will speed up the process | Group claims Hidalgo Co. in violation of Voting Rights Act | Dozens of Texas counties not providing bilingual info on websites | Officials say Texas voter databases haven't been hacked | Starr Co. election administrator sued | New Ellis Co. elections office dedicated | Campus gets early voting polling places

Utah: Mail-in ballots growing in popularity | Lawmaker wants to let you decide if Utah sells your voter info

Virginia: New precincts, postal delivery standards could impact voting | Election officials gear up for possible last-minute registration rush

West Virginia: Wood Co. officials plan for early votes | Precinct changes cause voter registration confusion

Wisconsin: New voting machines planned at Racine Co. polls | DOJ investigation find flaws in information given to people seeking voter ID | Absentee ballot at risk of being tossed

Friday, 07 October 2016

October 7, 2016

National News: Justice Dept. 'severely curtails' election observers in polling places this November | Senators ask DOJ to intervene over voter deadlines | How hurricanes have disrupted and defined past elections | Message to hackers trying to hack US election: Good luck with that

Alaska: Judge throws out controversial votes in North Slope election

Arizona: Some Maricopa residents losing faith in Purcell

California: Nevada Co. registrar of voters

Florida: Election supervisor says Collier voting is safe from hacking | Scott says no to extending voter registration deadline

Georgia: Georgia voters urged to register online as Hurricane Matthew looms | UWG student poll worker program goes statewide

Hawaii: Drive-through voter registration available

Illinois: SBOE urging Illinois Hurricane Matthew workers and volunteers to vote early

Indiana: Push is on for early voting in Southern Indiana | County: Most of 'suspect' voter forms incomplete | Six million adults who won't influence this presidential race | Vanderburgh Co. election board holds voting machine test | State police expand Indiana Voter Registration Project investigation to 57 counties

Iowa: Iowans take voting seriously | Some absentee ballots in Black Hawk, Dubuque counties can't be counted

Louisiana: 6 million people denied voting rights due to felony convictions | Election officials say they're ready if disaster strikes

Maine: City, town clerks gearing up for heavy voter turnout

Maryland: Early voting for Frederick gets green light | Election judges prepare for Nov. 8

Massachusetts: Vineyard town clerks prepare for early voting | New app aims to get Millennials registered to vote | Chelmsford gets ready for early voting

Michigan: Kalamazoo Co. board chair challenges veteran clerk | In Kalamazoo Co. complaints surface about timely delivery of absentee ballots

Minnesota: Group sues secretary of state over voter rolls | Winona moves polling place due to flooding

Mississippi: Thousands of felons unable to vote in Mississippi

Missouri: Democratic candidate says the GOP seeks to 'shatter' the Missouri Constitution

Nevada: Nevada can't extend mail-in voter registration

New Jersey: Polling location changes could mean higher voter turnout

New Mexico: Secretary of state race split along party lines

North Carolina: Officials prepare for deluge of early voting

North Dakota: More than a third of North Dakota votes early

Rhode Island: Rhode Island says it can't delay voter registration deadline

South Carolina: SC voter registration deadlines extended | Judge hears arguments in Furman student lawsuit

Texas: San Patricio Co. to purchase 150 voting machines | What's it like to vote if you don't have an address | Voting machines tested for accuracy | Harris Co. taking a closer look at election security | AG seizes Hill Co. primary ballots | Harris Co. clerk reassures public about voting system | County election website deemed 'outstanding'

Virginia: Letters cause confusion for Bland, Wythe voters |Probe looks into how nearly 20 dead Virginians came to be registered to vote | Republicans call hearing on election readiness

Washington: Accessible voting unit available

Wisconsin: Sanders hits Walker on voter ID | Investigation underway into missing absentee ballots in Madison