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Thursday, 06 October 2016

October 6, 2016

National News: 5 ways to improve voting security in the U.S. | Designing a better ballot | 'Hamilton' creator debuts voting PSA featuring Obama, Ryan | The threat to voting system that is more likely than hacking | New research ties unconscious biases, fear and voter ID laws | Foreign election observers to cast their eyes on U.S. presidential vote | Boost mobile brand turning stores into polling stations on Nov. 8

Arizona: Secretary of state: Arizona hack likely originated in Russia | Arizona Dems concerned about early voting availability in Maricopa Co. | Fix found for wrong Tempe polling information

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. adds two early voting locations

California: Why can't we vote online?

Colorado: Students get props for voter registration | Secretary of state: Colorado's ballot-processing, vote tabulation systems are safe from hackers

District of Columbia: DC election officials focus on customer service

Florida: Florida sees historic surge in voting by mail | Broward Co. to lose several days of election prep | State says 48 counties have upgraded their voting systems in past two years | Supervisor Harrington defends Lee Co. election spending | State officials analyze restoring felons' voting rights | Elections chief touts experience, improvements in re-election bid | Miami-Dade NAACP wants to bring back Florida City early voting site | Gov. says hurricane won't impact election

Georgia: Athens-Clarke elections officials expecting heavy turnout for balloting | U.S. congressman seeks Ga. documents about voter citizenship proof | Athens-Clarke Co. names new elections supervisor | Hall elections director leaving for Athens-Clarke

Illinois: Feds, state officials look into Kankakee voter fraud allegations

Kansas: Kansas Dems roll out plans for election observers, attorneys

Maryland: With new state law on election ties in effect, Aberdeen moves closer to instituting runoff | Baltimore voter registration effort targets ex-offenders

Massachusetts: Election officials: We're ready for cyber attack | Early voting ballots to get counted at polls on Election Day | Cape Cod clerks getting ready for early voting

Missouri: Politically Speaking: Jay Ashcroft gearing up for secretary of state race | Voter ID on the ballot in November

Nevada: Tribes waiting for ruling on voting access

New Mexico: Secretary of state (R)--Nora Espinoza | Secretary of State (D)--Maggie Toulouse Oliver

New York: Officials: DMV option hasn't caught on here |New voters learn how to use voting machines

North Carolina: Ban lifted, thousands of students preregister to vote | NC elections board investigating worker's advice

Ohio: Absentee ballots different from past

Oregon: Ranked choice voting is on the ballot in Benton Co.

Pennsylvania: Second official resigns from MoCo elections dept. in less than a month

South Carolina: Board of elections office closed, but you can still register

Tennessee: Voter registration deadline is Oct. 11

Texas: County election official: Voting equipment safe, secure | Secretary of state explains voter ID, encourages turnout in November

Utah: Iron Co. stresses voting guidelines

Virginia: Probe looks at how dead Virginians came to be registered to vote in Harrisonburg | Ballot selfies are legal in Va., AG says | Student groups call on UVA to offer Election Day shuttles

Wisconsin: Federal judge to consider request to suspend Wisconsin's voter ID law next week | Experts say judge unlikely to change voter ID law this close to election

Wyoming: Mead: Wyoming should improve youth voter turnout

Wednesday, 05 October 2016

October 5, 2016

National News: Latino voter group reports registering more than 100K new voter

Arizona: Wrong polling-place information sent to some Tempe voters

Arkansas: Absentee ballots go out late

Florida: Bipartisan panel seeks gains in voting access--in Florida too | Lee elections supervisor asks county for more money

Georgia: Unresolved annexations mean some in Fulton Co. may vote twice | Technology error rejected some Ga. voter registrations

Illinois: Ruling against same-day voter registration stayed by court | Appeals court reopens door to Election Day voter registration in Illinois | Voter fraud, intimidation allegations hurled in Kankakee Co.

Indiana: State police raid Indy office in growing voter-fraud probe | County readies for upcoming election

Kansas: Kris Kobach keeps fighting, sometimes uphill, for stringent immigration laws

Massachusetts: Mass. not seeking federal election security assistance | Election Day now at recreation center

Michigan: Michigan's ballot selfie ban stirs court challenge

Minnesota: Minnesota's absentee voting option is popular

Mississippi: Election preparation continues in Jones Co. | Lee Co. will use e-poll books for upcoming election

Missouri: New absentee ballot restrictions could slow vote-counting in St. Louis Co.

Nebraska: Nebraska election offices busy mailing ballot requests

Nevada: Ruling expected in tribal voter disenfranchisement lawsuit by Friday

New Hampshire: Poll shows Granite staters prefer paper ballots

New Mexico: UNM class to host Twitter town hall for secretary of state race

New York: Vazquez sues to force recount

North Dakota: Printing error leads to mail-in ballot confusion

Ohio: Husted slams voter fraud conspiracy article

Pennsylvania: Official: Election hacking unlikely in Cumberland Co. | State, county officials vouch for Pa. election systems

Rhode Island: Anticipating big voter turnout, state election officials ask communities to hike poll staffing

South Carolina: State tells Greenville Co. to drop voter registration questionnaire for college students

Tennessee: Washington Co. prepping for early voting

Texas: Officials prepare for Election Day | Secretary of state visits Wichita Co., discusses voter ID

Virginia: Elections commissioner defends integrity of voting system | Rockbridge Co. gets new voting machines

Washington: County auditor backs call for proof-of-citizenship

West Virginia: Thousands of West Virginia voters registering, making changes through online system | Secretary of state's office mails postcards to unregistered voters

Wisconsin: DMV retraining workers on voter ID | DOT brass defend voter ID process amid reports DMVs gave false info | Can science help increase voter turnout?

Tuesday, 04 October 2016

October 4, 2016

Alabama: Alabama election official is disbarred attorney | Counties to take up cost of voting machines designed for voters with disabilities

Alaska: Trial ends for North Slope election | Voters may need extra time to decide wide range of issues on ballot

Arizona: More touchscreens coming to Yuma voting centers

Arkansas: Feud brewing over early voting location in Jefferson Co.

California: Relax, your mail ballot will reach the registrar

Connecticut: Poll worker shortages, registrar succession challenges face NECCOG towns

Florida: Pinellas, Miami-Dade set pace as 2.4M await ballots | Democrats sue Florida, challenging key part of mail ballot law | Seminole Co. elections office getting sloppy, redundant voter forms

Georgia: Nearly 200 Georgians restored to voter rolls after discovery of glitch

Illinois: Few problems reported as early voting begins across state | Legal interpretations expands same-day voter registration | Few early voting issues in Southern Illinois

Kansas: Appeals court says U.S. 'motor voter' law preempts Kansas ID rules

Maine: Secretary of state vouches for election system security | Voting is consolidated in some Maine cities

Massachusetts: AG Healey: Early-voting law is constitutional | Early voting could ease election day 'crunch' in Concord | Billerica clerk prepared for early voting | Clerks prepare for early voting, but don't know what to expect

Michigan: Website provides voters with voting information | Federal lawsuit challenges Michigan's ban on ballot selfies

Minnesota: Absentee ballots pouring in

Missouri: Federal judge rules in favor of touch-screen voting machines

Montana: Secretary of state: Registering to vote could be easier

Nevada: US Justice Dept. backs Nevada tribes on voting test

New York: Mock election prepares Syracuse high school students for real voting

North Carolina: Why you should have faith that there's no local voter fraud | No more straight-ticket option this November

North Dakota: Protestors hoping to vote in Morton Co.

Ohio: More than 957K ask for absentee ballots

Oklahoma: Election Board: No indications OK has been targeted for voter fraud | Long lines predicted in November

Oregon: Oregon secretary of state race offers lesson in civics education

Pennsylvania: New report warns of possible Pa. voting machine issues

Rhode Island: Westerly voters encouraged to vote-by-mail

South Carolina: Bluffton office of Beaufort Co. elections board shutting down in November

Tennessee: Residents urged to visit Nashville libraries to register to vote | Election office registers voters at high schools | Bell Co. ready for elections, administrator says

Texas: 'We're not going to run out of ballots' | The Supreme Court, a state law and a suburb: Texas' modern-day voting rights battle

West Virginia: Online voter registration system seeks 56,128 interactions and 30,111 new registrations in first year

Wisconsin: DMV workers at 7 more stations give wrong voter ID info | Computer glitch causes confusion over voter registration mailer sent by state | Wauwatosa officials urge action against school board polling place ban

Monday, 03 October 2016

October 1-3, 2016

National News: Survey: One in 5 say they may not vote for fear of election hacks | US Senators: Some mail-in voter registration deadlines defy law | 'Unprecedented level of hackings' targeted election cycle | How Columbus Day could disenfranchise thousands of voters | 'No doubt' Russia behind hacks on US election system | States urged to bolster election security | Trump urges supporters to monitor polling places

Alabama: Alabama to fix ballot 'typo'

Alaska: Alaska not changing voter registration deadline amid concern

Arizona: Board to hear about voting center updates | Maricopa Co.: Materials mailed in 2 Tempe precincts list wrong polling place

California: Gov. Jerry Brown makes it crystal clear: He really doesn't like ranked-choice voting | Brown vetoes bill to broaden ranked choice voting in California | Big ballot could lead to big lines on Election Day | Millennial's stamp of disapproval on voter registration | Poll workers sought

Colorado: Mesa Co. voting machines ready for Election Day

Florida: Florida's 67 supervisor of elections to get pay raises | FBI warns hackers tried to break into Florida system | Local election supervisor not worried about cyberattack

Georgia: Elections chief: Voting machines are safe | Selfie-taking voters chalk up a court win, but jury still out nationwide

Hawaii: Senators: Hawaii's mail-in voter registration deadline defies law

Idaho: Election workers say it's not enough to encourage people to vote

Illinois: Sangamon Co. clerk: We'll have enough ballots Election Day

Indiana: Switzerland Co. will use traveling vote centers again | Voting options available as election approaches

Iowa: Pate urges county auditors to use updated voter verification list | Key to Election Day, poll workers in demand

Kansas: Appeals court says U.S. 'motor voter' law preempts Kansas ID rules | Appeals Court rules against Kansas in voting rights case | People react to registering to vote for the first time

Louisiana: EBR Clerk of Courts moves 19 polling places damaged by flood

Maine: Ballots go out as absentee voting gets more popular | Maine's voter guide will come in cartoon form this year

Maryland: Security experts question Maryland's online ballot system

Massachusetts: Town clerks brace for large turnout with early voting

Michigan: Voting exhibit opens at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Minnesota: Absentee voting soars in Becker Co. | Area counties see huge uptick in absentee voting

Missouri: Federal judge orders St. Louis Co. to allow disabled to vote on electronic machines | Cape Co. clerk: Security tight for counting votes in November

Montana: Secretary of state calls for automatic voter registration

Nevada: Election officials say Nevada system secure

New York: Officials: Successful hacking of LI elections unlikely

North Carolina: Mecklenburg officials hope voting machines shorten Election Day lines | NCSBOE asks for help securing voting system| Motion seeks to modify early voting ruling in NC | Early voting plans challenged in five counties | NC voting law challengers want court to expand early voting in five counties

Ohio: Ohio's push to replace aging voting machines may come with $150M price tag | BOE recruits crucial poll workers for Election Day | BOE cuts ribbon on expanded office | A million Ohio voters didn't get absentee ballot mailing | Lucas Co. to reinstate 30K voters | E-poll machines should work well this year BOE says

Oregon: Two longtime Democratic lawmakers endorse Richardson for secretary of state | Secretary of state candidates trade comments over their records

Pennsylvania: Voting machines could be susceptible to hackers | Erie Co. officials prep for Election Day | Increased poll worker pool could prevent Election Day fraud and intimidation

South Carolina: Republicans, Dems support early voting measure

South Dakota: Former South Dakota Secretary of State Joyce Hazeltine dies

Texas: Nacogdoches Co.'s award-winning website puts election information at fingertips | Gregg elections office provides registration forms to county high schools | Bell Co. orders 180K ballots for Nov. 8

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board ready for general election

Utah: Young Utah voter registration booming with Facebook push

Vermont: Vermont clerks see strong interest in absentee ballots

Virginia: Libraries will host demo of accessible voting machines

Washington: Secretary of state proposes citizenship checks, automatic voter registration | Citizen check proposed for Washington voter registration

West Virginia: Area counties offer options for all voters at polling places

Wisconsin: Federal judge orders investigation into Wisconsin's voter ID system | Judge orders DMV to investigate voter ID incidents | City giving free rides to UWGB students for early voting | State Ethics Commission chairwoman posts photo of ballot online

Friday, 30 September 2016

September 30, 2016

National News: Google searches for voter registration have surged in Hispanic areas | Feds will send fewer election observers

Alabama: Error in amendment language forces ballots to be reprinted | Poll workers could use iPads

Alaska: North Slope lawmaker says he now wants to continue lawsuit

Arizona: Pinal voters inadvertently switch status | Attorney general decides against extra day for voter registration | Thousands of election pamphlets being reprinted

California: Facebook gives big spike to California voter registrations | Sacramento Co. eyes dramatic shift to vote-by-mail under new law | Browns signs legislation to overhaul voting system | Will voting overhaul help or hurt LA County turnout? | More Californians will vote-by-mail

Colorado: County election officials prepare to mail out ballots

Connecticut: Social media lead to surges in voter registration | Registrars of voters take steps to make election go smoothly | Court tells CT it doesn't have to redo a couple million ballots

District of Columbia: DC BOE tells 5,700 registered voters they aren't registered

Florida: Hillsborough Co. prepping for secure, flawless vote | Brevard's future voters get taste of 2016 election | Florida vote-by-mail hits record 2.5M requests | Ballot selfies still a no-go in Florida

Illinois: Illinois asks judge to stay voter-registration ruling | Clerk decries same-day ruling | Advocates: Suspension of same day registration will suppress the vote | DuPage election commission wants its lawyer to be less political | Chicago groups prepare for Nov. 8

Indiana: Tippecanoe Co.'s voting machines tested | A quarter of all names on Tippecanoe Co. absentee ballots are wrong

Iowa: Convenience compels voters to cast absentee ballots | Scott Co. brings in extra hands to help with early voting

Kansas: Kansas, ACLU reach temporary agreement on voter ID

Louisiana: Juban Crossing to host 'super voting precinct'

Maryland: Maryland moves forward with online voting despite warnings from cyber-experts

Massachusetts: Brookline, state prepping for first-ever early voting

Michigan: Secretary of state says voter registration not targeted in state

Mississippi: Civic duty brings election commissioners back to their posts

Montana: McCulloch touts accomplishments in SOS office | Missoula elections office finishes reprinting ballots

New Mexico: Dona Ana Co.'s voting options for people with disabilities

New York: New York sees surge in voter registrations | SUNY Geneseo to have own polling site for November

Ohio: Ohio may spend $150M to replace aging voting equipment | Husted says no attempted hacks in to voter database | Electronic pollbooks coming, but may not be used in November

Pennsylvania: Cybersecurity expert: One battleground state most vulnerable to voting hacks | Luzerne Co. presents its side on why past election director was fired

Texas: Texas schools may be flouting rules on student voter registration | 'Guac the Vote'--taco trucks in Texas become voter registration booths | Fight erupts in commissioners court over early voting sites

Virginia: Harrisonburg voter registration fraud sparks photo ID argument | He fought in WWII. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va. | Absentee voting in Va. receives massive response

Washington: State protecting voter registration database from hackers | Columbus Day bumps mail-in voter registration deadline | Mall shooter fallout: Secretary of state to propose citizenship checks for voters

West Virginia: County gets grant to upgrade polling places

Wisconsin: DMV gives wrong information on voter ID | City looking at new polling place after church fire

Thursday, 29 September 2016

September 29, 2016

National News: State officials warn Congress: Don't damage public confidence in election systems | Are U.S. elections rigged? Here's how to help voters believe that they're not | New checklist provides guidance for trans voters | More attempts to hack state elections systems detected, FBI director warns | Social media sites are making voter registration easier | Dems seek reversal on voter registration hurdle | Dull Doritos offered to undecided college students

Alabama: New poll locations among election changes | Houston Co. elections manager receives certification | Uncounted ballots don't impact races

Alaska: Rep. Nageak wants out of election lawsuit

Arizona: Affiliation switched on some ID cards | Recorder's candidate forum | Election pamphlets sent with dozens of missing pages

California: Election offices see surge in voter registrations | Felons in county jails to be allowed to vote

Colorado: Boulder Co. clerk seeks $595,400 for new voting system

Connecticut: Facebook push leads to spike in voter registration

Georgia: Floyd Co. opening third early voting site | College Park handles two different county voting procedures| Fulton Co. prepares for Election Day with new technology

Illinois: Judge's ruling upends voter registration at polls | Sen. Brady: Limiting same day voter registration will curb fraud | Illinois AG appeals bar on Election Day voter registration | Winnebago Co. secures facility to handle same day voter registration | Debating the ruling on same day registration

Indiana: No more OT for party heads at Porter Co. voter office | Ballot change may cause headaches for voters

Iowa: Iowa groups offer tips to respect transgender and gender non-conforming voters at the polls | Local officials brace for ballot blitz

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. election worker shortage 'concerning'

Louisiana: Metro Council approves temporary voting locations

Maine: Farmington board OKs gym floor covering for Nov. 8 voting | Can ranked choice voting improve Maine's elections? | Poll suggests Mainers open to change the way they vote |

Maryland: New voting system leaves paper trail

Minnesota: State's top court dismisses voting rights case from conservative group

Missouri: Eliminating touch screen voting discriminates against the blind, advocacy group says | Heavy absentee voting expected in St. Louis Co.

Nebraska: High tech drives voter registration, will it drive turnout | Facebook reminder pushes registration in several counties

New Hampshire: Appeals Court overturns ban on selfies in voting booths | Court strikes down ballot selfie ban

New York: Voters who registered at DMV asked to double check

North Carolina: Thousands of Wake Co. high school students register to vote | Officials prepare for election

Ohio: Judges' decision upholding Ohio absentee-ballot rules is appealed | Homeless advocates appeal judgement on Ohio ballot rules | Ohio asks FBI for help securing voter registration database | OU to assist out-of-state voter registration with email documentation

Pennsylvania: Couple proud of long voting record

Texas: Starr Co. shopping for new voting equipment | Voting machines tested in Nueces CO. | Taco trucks are the new frontier of voter registration drives| Harris Co. pushes early voting

Utah: Salt Lake Co. eliminates schools as polling places

Virginia: Oops! Registrar receives odd voter registration letter | McAuliffe says he's restored the rights to 60K | Survey: Two-thirds back restoring rights

Washington: Wyman: State's election system is secure

West Virginia: Fayette gets grant to make upgrades to polling areas

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

September 28, 2016

National News: Voter ID laws could prevent 34K trans people from voting | Why some trans voters may be ineligible to vote | Voter registration emerges as key political flash-point | DoorDash delivers voter registration kits to your home | Social networks drive tens of thousands to register | Watch Katy Perry vote naked in Funny or Die sketch | 18 states asking for protection of voting systems before Election Day

Alabama: Alabama ban on felon voting rights target of lawsuit

Alaska: Trial begins in Nageak elections lawsuit | At trial, state attorneys admit election mistakes but say results shouldn't be tossed

Arkansas: Election commission misses deadline for absentee ballot delivery

California: Same day registration will be available in 2017 | Facebook reminder driving voter registration

Colorado: You can register to vote in Colorado without a driver's license | Colorado students can skip class on Election Day by working at the polls

Connecticut: Manchester hiring more poll workers for Election Day

Florida: Stonewall Democrats blast elections supervisor for registering voters at Chick-Fil-A locations | Clinton campaign in Fla. clamors for more early voting hours | Florida has never sent out more military and overseas ballots

Georgia: ADA, traffic and space a concern at Henry Co. elections office | Liberal group issues report hitting Ga. over voting issues | State using social media to spur voter registration

Idaho: Voting trailer helps Ada Co. with voter registration | Idaho county launches 'food truck' polls for early voting

Illinois: NU uses new online voter registration tool| Judge's ruling scales back same day registration | Judges ruling reduces Election Day registration | Cook Co. clerk vows appeal of Election Day voter registration lawsuit

Indiana: 30K Indiana residents register to vote since Facebook reminder | Hamilton Co. to open early voting satellite locations

Iowa: Johnson Co. preparing as early voting period nears

Kansas: Kansas judge extends order to ensure thousands can vote in November | Sedgwick Co. in dire need of poll workers

Maine: Backers of ranked choice voting say it would add civility to campaigns | New accessible voting machines available at all Maine voting sites

Michigan: Some 100K straight-party votes cast in area in 2012

Minnesota: 2K Hennepin Co. voters have already voted | Secretary of state stops by 'Voterpalooza' on National Voter Registration Day

Mississippi: Hosemann pondering a run for Lt. Governor

Missouri: Group apologizes for voter registration gaffe | Kander announces grant funding for election purposes | Republicans talk up constituents as voter ID ballot nears | Opponents of Amendment 6 join forces to defeat photo voter ID

Nebraska: Douglas Co. sees record voter registration and early voting ballots | 10K Nebraska voters register online over the weekend

New Mexico: Candidate files ethics complaint against deputy clerk

North Carolina: BOE director clarifies statements made at political forum

Ohio: Voting rolls may not be restored despite court ruling | Track your ballot through innovative BOE program

Oregon: Secretary of state candidates spar over role

Pennsylvania: City officials, high schools join in voter registration effort | Wolf's administration increases voter registration options

South Dakota: Long ballot could mean long lines at the polls

Tennessee: Commission nixes request to apply for voting machine grant

Texas: Gregg Co. elections website receives final 'outstanding' rating | Houston taco trucks doubling as voter registration booths

Vermont: Vermont's elections ranked as the nation's most accessible

West Virginia: Three vying for secretary of state

Wisconsin: Election Commission teams with DMV on voter registration effort

Wyoming: Secretary of state encouraging youth in Wyoming to vote | First-ever Youth Voter Summit next week in Laramie

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

September 27, 2016

National News: State officials warn Congress against 'rigged election' talk | Big brands sign up for voter turnout effort | Google doodle marks National Voter Registration Day | Tory Burch is giving employees time off to vote | Fox Searchlight plans in-theatre voter registration for The Birth of a Nation audiences | US Appeals Court leaves proof-of-citizenship voting requirement to federal panel | Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search

Alabama: Lawsuit challenges Alabama's voting rights ban for convicted felons

Arkansas: New voter guide could change up voting and shorten lines at polls

California: Voting equipment logic and accuracy testing to begin | Nearly 5K poll workers needed | New voter database clears path for pre-registration, other laws | Election day registration comes to California as long awaited voter database gets certified

Colorado: 33K Colorado teens are 'pre-registered' to vote

Florida: Pinellas election supervisor says 'Eat more chicken and register to vote' | $18,400 raise for supervisor of elections | SW Port St. Lucie gets new early voting site

Georgia: Call goes out for election judges | Georgia agrees to add thousands to voter rolls

Illinois: Adams Co. clerk pushes early voting

Indiana: Indiana experiences surge in online voter registration

Iowa: Secretary of state video focuses on helping people with disabilities vote | In interruption in Linn Co. early voting due to flooding

Kansas: Federal judge orders Kobach to explain why he shouldn't be held in contempt | Federal judge sets contempt hearing for Kobach

Kentucky: Facebook reminder garners thousands of KY voter registrations

Michigan: Twenty-seven states allow absentee voting without an excuse, Michigan is not one of them | Bus stops added I-Ride route to make voting accessible for students

Minnesota: Minnesota smashes one-day voter registration record | City of Duluth to send 30K reminders to vote in utility bills

Missouri: State makes grants available for local election authorities | Officials expecting hundreds when absentee voting begins | Ruling forces change in absentee ballot procedure in some counties

Montana: Yellowstone to finish reprinting ballots by Thursday

New Mexico: Voter registration surges after mailing | Inaccurate financial disclosures leave voters in dark

New York: BOE worker found dead in office

North Carolina: Insider editor to join NCSBOE

Ohio: Ohio's purging of voter rolls violates federal law | Ohio elections chief: About 806K ask for absentee ballot

Pennsylvania: Snapchat fights to legalize ballot selfies

Texas: Community, commissioners mixed on electronic voting | Election offices prepare for final days of voter registration | US astronaut will vote from orbit if homecoming is delayed | Survey raises Gregg elections website rating, more improvements coming | Bexar elections officials add hours for voter help line

Virginia: Voter registration increases in Virginia thanks to social media

Washington: Snohomish Co. promotes National Voter Registration Day

Wisconsin: As voting begins, a look back at the fight over Wisconsin's voter ID law | Election officials send out voter registration cards | Wisconsin Election Commission unveils National Voter Registration Day efforts

Monday, 26 September 2016

September 24-26, 2016

National News: Hacking the election? Feds step in as states fret cyber threats | Voter registration deadlines, state by state | Social media networks launch voter registration drives | No debate: Doritos is latest to tie promotion to election | Hamilton cast to host voter registration drive at Richard Rogers Theatre

Alabama: Secretary of state observes Russian elections, deploys sports celebs to boost voting at home | Uncounted Alex City municipal election absentee ballots discovered

Alaska: Nothing but support for ballot measure to make voter registration easier in Alaska | Trial in election lawsuit will kick off Tuesday

Arizona; Judge rejects hold on AZ ballot harvesting law

California: UCLA and USC going head-to-head in raising student voter turnout | San Francisco measure would allow youths, undocumented parents to vote

Colorado: Election officials work hard to battle voter fraud | Colorado investigates votes cast with names of dead people

Florida: Crist calls for opening of early voting site in South St. Pete | Elections office using system that reads the unreadable | Lee Co. elections website hacker apologizes | Pastors call for early voting site in black neighborhood | Pinellas elections chief balks at request for additional early voting | County's race against the clock: 1.1M ballots, 114 variations | Over 5800 local ballots headed overseas

Georgia: County to combine elections, voter registration functions | Elections office gears up for huge turnout in November

Indiana: Who's behind group police say submitted fraudulent voter registration forms?

Kansas: Kansas election official accused of not complying with order

Louisiana: Election commissioner classes set in St. Charles Parish

Massachusetts: What early voting could mean for Mass. turnout | Advent of early voting poses challenge to clerks

Minnesota: Early absentee voting off to strong start in Minnesota

Mississippi: This new technology will help more votes count in Jackson Co.| Local and state officials prepare for general election

Missouri: Greene Co. seeks money to improve future elections | Ashcroft forms bipartisan advisory committee of county clerks | Absentee problems revealed in St. Louis election will affect others come November

Montana: Ballots shucked as new candidate named | More than 56K ballots shredded | Voting service now available for veterans

Nevada: Chances of cyberattacks affecting election results in Nevada called remote

New Mexico: Secretary of state's office stands by sending voter registration postcards to ineligible voters | Candidate accused of illegally applying for absentee ballots

North Carolina: Rural Montgomery Co. in Confederate flag flap

Ohio: Miami Co. BOE continues to prep for November | Appeals court: Ohio elections chief wrongly purged voters | Elections chief questions Appeals Court ruling

Oregon: Secretary of state candidates outline differing priorities

Pennsylvania: Tougher voter intimidation penalties proposed | Analysis: GOP makes 11th-hour push to relax rules for poll-watchers | Bill would allow poll workers to work anywhere in state

South Carolina: Court bars college dorm students from voting in Greenville, director says | Hundreds of Charleston Co. poll managers needed

Texas: Texas asks Supreme Court to reinstate voter ID | Review finds many inadequate county election websites | Gaffe gives Gregg Co. elections website poor rating in survey

Virginia: Absentee voting inundates Virginia voter registration offices | Arlington will hold off adding additional precincts until 2017 | Electronic poll books to return for November

Washington: Secretary of state race

West Virginia: Kanawha fixes absentee ballots after federal ruling

Wisconsin: 'ID lady' fights to get IDs for Wisconsin voters | Push on to get Wisconsin voters required IDs | Ballot confusion in Lake Co. | UWGB trying to prevent long lines in November

Friday, 23 September 2016

September 23, 2016

National News: USA Today Network launches 'Voting Because' to empower voters | Voter registration flap still haunting election agency | A closer look at voter ID laws across the country | New laws and rulings could cause confusion on Election Day

Alaska: Prepping for general elections in Alaska

California: Even small hack could create chaos on Election Day | Newly signed Student Voter Act to facilitate registration | Former SJ council candidate questions new voter registrations

Colorado: Dozens found on voting rolls long after deaths

Florida: For a few, the right to vote is restored--but in time for Nov. 8?| Judge rejects recount in supervisor vote | Vote-by-mail requests now at 1.8M and counting

Georgia: Students visit BOE to learn about voting | Ga. confident about election security

Illinois: DuPage Co. election commission won't speed up returns in November

Kansas: DC group wants inspector general to examine Brian Newby's voter registration decision; Kobach pushes back

Kentucky: Secretary of state brings voter registration program to BSCTC

Louisiana: Livingston Parish council approves changes to Election Day

Massachusetts: Students' web app seeks to simplify, modernize voter registration

Michigan: County clerk busy these days

Minnesota: Absentee voting starts Friday, no excuses

Missouri: Problems with voter registration cards adding to headache for BOE

Montana: Ballot printing delayed while Libertarians sort dispute | Ravalli Co. faced with added costs after candidate's death

New Mexico: Dem chief says Espinoza lies about voter fraud | Grand Jury: Democrat illegally applied for absentee ballots

New York: Genessee CO. primary election saved significant money

Ohio: How many were removed from Ohio's voter rolls?

Pennsylvania: Register-to-vote mailer troubles officials in Berks Co.

South Carolina: Furman students sue county over voter registration | Candidate won't be on 122 overseas ballots

Texas: Texas to ask Supreme Court to rule on voter ID | Interim elections administrator appointed | El Paso Co. trying to get more high schoolers to cast ballots

Utah: Despite confusion, day-before-election deadline for votes by mail likely to remain | Lawmakers, clerks exploring solutions to vote-by-mail deadline

Virginia: Appeals court hears arguments to Va.'s voter ID law | Amid voter ID fight and 'misleading' mailings, voting to begin in Va.| McAuliffe announces challenge to increase high school voter registration | Mailings draw elections official's concerns

West Virginia: Harrison Co. clerk offers voting machine demonstrations | Cabell commission approves early voting site

Wisconsin: City partners with libraries to make voting easier | Voters navigate maze of new voting laws | UWGB students urge city to fix voting logjam