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Thursday, 22 September 2016

September 22, 2016

National News: House Dem unveils election hacking bill | Officials are scrambling to protect the election from hackers | Your address could determine your right to vote. What if you don't have one? | A simple, potent overhaul for 'motor voter'| John Lewis calls for election observers at polling places this November | Conservatives file voter registration lawsuits that liberals say are blocking voters | Most eligible ex-pats don't vote

Alabama: Judge denies stay in Brighton election lawsuit | Ahead of election, Alabama first to implement electronic voting for deployed military

California: Secretary of state says counties don't need to change their election audits

Georgia: Dougherty elections board OKs Sunday vote | Judge orders Ga. to release database records on voter registration

Illinois: East Chicago polling place to be moved out of contamination zone

Indiana: Four new vote centers added for general election

Iowa: Voter app launched in county

Kansas: Election official testifies on non-citizen voters in Sedgewick Co. | ACLU wants Kansas to count all votes | Judge: Kansas primary voting order also applies to November

Maine: Certain Ellsworth voters will have new polling places

Massachusetts: Clerk's get ready for first early voting in Massachusetts

Michigan: The secretary of state's office coming to students

Minnesota: Voting early? 7 things you should know

Missouri: County clerks apathetic about new voter ID law

Montana: Yellowstone Co. faced with reprinting ballots after candidate dies

Nevada: Court date set for Native American voter disenfranchisement suit | Clark Co., Las Vegas reach deal on election costs

New Mexico: Candidate criticizes voter registration effort

New York: Residents: Move voting site from schools to Town Hall

North Carolina: Johnston cancels classes for schools on Election Day

Ohio: MoCo BOE adding machines to reduce poll wait times

Oregon: Mailings confuse, alarm voters

Pennsylvania: County honors voter loyalty

South Carolina: SEC urges voters to prepare ahead for November

Texas: Prepping for the vote: County officials brace for large voter turnout | Schools serving as point of voter registrar for students | Texas lawmakers take up issue of voter fraud

Utah: Navajos ask judge to restore polling places | Judge to rule on Navajo complaint over San Juan Co. polling places

Vermont: Republicans suggest secretary of state exploiting ballot process

Virginia: Appeals court to hear challenge to Va. voter ID law

Washington: New ballot drop boxes prove popular during August primary | Capitol Hill ballot drop box to be installed at Seattle Central

Wisconsin: Ballots sent without candidates names | Previously a 'major concern' city builds up poll worker roster | City girds for big Election Day

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

September 21, 2016

National News: Despite flaws, paperless voting machines remain widespread in the U.S. | Hank Johnson wants Congress to protect the nation's voting systems | Report: Naturalized citizens vote can make a difference in tight races | Can a voting machine be hacked? | Proposed cybersecurity bills will would forbid internet-connected voting machines | When does early voting start in every state | Guac the Vote registers voters at taco trucks

Arizona: Dems seek extension of voter registration deadline

Arkansas: Gov2Go helps Arkansans get ready to vote | Arkansas mayor files lawsuit against election commission | Washington Co. debuts new voting machines | Local voters confused by mailings

California: Blind voters to get more access | Ballot is so long that officials urge time-saving prep | OC Votes & 90s bands call on Rancho Santa Margarita residents to volunteer | CSU partners with secretary of state to register students to vote

Connecticut: Mansfield Town Hall prepares ballots for 90 percent turnout

Florida: More than 10 percent of Floridians already awaiting mail ballots | Elections chief says 15 early voting sites enough

Georgia: Hank Johnson wants Congress to protect the nation's voting systems | Voting machines tested for big event | Houston state rep credited with fixing early voter issue

Illinois: High school students can work the polls | Election judges start training

Indiana: Important change this election | Officials inspecting Vanderburgh Co. voting centers to prevent problems for voters

Kansas: Voting rights group says 6,570 Kansas registrations purged

Kentucky: New voter registration exceeds goal

Maryland: Gene Raynor, former city and state elections chief, dies

Massachusetts: Massachusetts is discouraging ballot selfies on Election Day | Electronic voting group hears from Wayland | Galvin confident in legality of early voting

Michigan: Michigan votes safe from tampering, experts say

Minnesota: Kids Voting returns to Duluth polls

New Mexico: New Mexico election officials reach out to eligible voters | DOJ to meet with election officials on voter outreach

New York: New website developed to help NYC get voting info from one place

North Carolina: State weighs in on early voting locally | Election preps well underway | Pitt Co. spending $50K to help clear up voter confusion

North Dakota: Judges order requires affidavits option in ND

Ohio: Belmont Co. absentee voting proving popular | Clark Co. BOE not worked about cyber hacks | Partisan elections officials clash over providing more parking for voters

Oregon: State warns: Be wary of outside voter registration letters

Pennsylvania: Court case holds up printing ballots

South Carolina: Will Richland council allow elections office to settle unpaid legal bill? | Richland Co. council will help elections pay legal bill

Tennessee: Election commission becomes green certified

Texas: Judge orders Texas to let feds review new voter ID outreach | Travis Co.'s new online initiative could be your roadmap to shorter voting lines | Texas counties' websites lack voter information | New website offers voter registration, how-to info | More than 130 voters 'in suspense' in Bexar Co.

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections implements new territorial voter ID card

Vermont: How early should early voting begin? Depends on where you live | Condos and Vermont GOP spar over early voting

Wisconsin: Under plan, free ID would be for voting only | Early voting locations may be expanding | Clerks prepping for early voting

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

September 20, 2016

National News: See how likely it is that your voting booth gets hacked | States ask Feds for cybersecurity scans following election hacking threats

Alabama: Guess what? You may be breaking Alabama law when you vote

Arizona: Secretary of state: We're ready for November

Arkansas: Voter to use new voting machines in Washington Co. | Saline Co. using new electronic tablets for election

California: Flawed voter registration drive draws rebuke from secretary of state | Brown considering bill that would give some felons the right to vote | Today's the last day to decline SF's printed, 300-page voter info pamphlet | Election officials' proposal to save trees, save mail carriers

Colorado: Pueblo Co.'s new vote-counting system 'more efficient'

Connecticut: Merrill says Conn. 'motor voter' system hits fast lane | 15K sign up in first month of CT motor voter program | Extra police requested for Election Day in Norwalk

District of Columbia: Uber works with Pa., DC first to give voters free rides to polls on Election Day

Florida: Some ballots to be mailed beginning Friday | Brevard Co. SOE receives high honor that recognizes top offices

Indiana: Tippecanoe Co. will have to wait to test new voting equipment

Iowa: With November election approaching, counties begin testing voting machines

Kansas: Wyandotte Co. officials work to deflect potential cyberthreats | Sedgwick Co. election officials mail out early voting flyers

Maryland: Some Eastern Shore counties expecting high turnout

Massachusetts: Can't wait to vote? Your chance is soon | Boston's early voting schedule announced | Woburn clerk wants Healey to review early voting law's constitutionality | Somerville announces 12 early voting sites

Mississippi: New election equipment being tested in Jackson Co.

Missouri: Andrews pleased with voter ID veto override

New Mexico: NM residents are receiving postcards this week to register to vote

New York: NYC BOE sends out voter registration in Yiddish with errors that anger some voters

North Dakota: Voter affidavits will be an option at election, ND agency says

Ohio: Husted puts out call for poll workers | Ohio voters have already requested more than 524K absentee ballots

Oregon: Merkley calls for national motor-voter

Pennsylvania: Pa. online voter registration reaches 500K user milestone | Uber works with Pa., DC first to give voters free rides to polls on Election Day

Tennessee: Voter drive may be largest in years

Texas: Texas's controversial voter ID law can't stop mail-in ballot fraud | Are Texas officials misleading voters on changes to the voter ID law? | As registrars face hurdles, some wonder if online voter registration is the answer | Secretary of state promotes 'Vote Texas' initiative in San Angelo | Judge orders Texas to stress opportunity to vote, lawyer says

Virginia: Elections board struggles with access for disabled voters | UVA to remain open on Election Day | Fairfax Co. rolls out 'completely secure' new voting machines | In Fairfax, more volunteers, new equipment for Nov.8 | Election leaders hard at work getting ready for the big day

West Virginia: WV celebrating Voter Registration Month with 'Why I Vote' video series

Wisconsin: Dane Co. to partner with UW to study effects of voter ID on election | Early voting to be offered in Madison public libraries | Voter registration forms sent to state in error

Monday, 19 September 2016

September 17-19, 2016

National News: DHS offers help securing elections--on a voluntary basis | Some Republicans acknowledge leveraging voter ID laws for political gain | Polling places become battleground in US voting rights fight

Alaska: Candidate files lawsuit against state officials over election

Arizona: New polling place on Tempe campus

California: How a woman's dead cat was asked to register to vote | Santa Rosa hiring special prosecutor to look into election fraud | County elections division seeks poll workers for November election

Colorado: Election system deemed secure

Connecticut: Registrars seek $15K salary bump, benefits

Florida: Amendment to restore voting rights to Florida felons clears key hurdle | Vote-by-mail ballot requests getting closer to 1M

Georgia: One of the nation's most unique election partnerships is in Ga. | Kemp to implement UWG poll worker program statewide | Willie Greene explains 'checks and balances' that make electronic voting system secure | Group targeting Chatham Co. nonvoters

Indiana: Marion Co. prepares for a huge Election Day turnout | Election board replaces damaged voting machine | Vote center sites approved, one location changed

Kansas: With proof-of-citizenship voting law under siege, Kobach battles on multiple fronts

Kentucky: 100 new voting booths expected to speed up November election | County clerk's election office taking shape

Massachusetts: Local clerks prepare for early voting | Revised early voting schedule adds time at Holyoke Soldiers' Home

Michigan: Lawmakers moves to repeal straight-ticket voting ban

Mississippi: Thompson fears possible cyberattacks on voting system

Missouri: Clay: 'Voices of suppression' behind Missouri voter ID referendum

New Jersey: Student election certified by county clerk

New Mexico: Star Center won't be voting place option

North Carolina: Wake Co. officials secure additional early voting locations | Wake refuses to move two polling places

Ohio: In 2014, group said US voting machines needed to be replaced | Out-of-state students weigh impact of voting at home or schools | Youngstown native appointed director of Franklin Co. BOE

Oregon: New motor voter registrants swell Oregon voter rolls

Pennsylvania: Voter registration effort is confusing residents, say frustrated election officials | In wake of lawsuit, voter registrations up at Pa.'s county assistance sites | Students start petition to categorize voting as an excused absence

South Carolina: Coalition holding events to counter 'suppress the vote' efforts | Director of Richland elections held in contempt

Tennessee: Demo, event to educate East TN voters with disabilities

Texas: Can this Texas county fix America's voting problem? | Meet the man at the center of the battle over the Texas voter ID law | Denton Co. brings in extra help for elections | Elections administrator resigns, interim administrator named | DOJ claims Texas is violating voter ID court order | Local groups educating voters and urging registration

Vermont: Condos: State is taking 'every precaution' to prevent cyberattack

Virginia: After legal fight, GOP seeks felon voting rights changes

Washington: Wyman, Podlodowski tangle in secretary of state race | Secretary of state wants to add ballot boxes | Dubious voter turnout claims in race for secretary of state

West Virginia: Tennant hopes to secure another term as WV secretary of state | Clerk hosts new voting machine demonstrations around the county

Friday, 16 September 2016

September 16, 2016

National News: How hackers could prey on election vulnerabilities | Poll: Nearly half of Americans say voter fraud happens | Troops don't often vote, cite obstacles and skepticism their ballots will be counted

Arizona: McCain wants FBI to probe hack of AZ voting website | When it comes to equal voting access, Native American communities still face obstacles

California: LA works to ensure elections systems are protected | Secretary of state to partner with UC on voter registration | Mendocino Co. assessor-clerk-recorder questioned on election observer process | Siskiyou Co. sued in federal court over alleged Hmong voter discrimination

Colorado: Voter registration slow at UC-Pueblo

Florida: Restoration of voting rights could be put on ballot | Supervisor of elections candidates go 1-on-1 | Sorry Floridians, no ballot selfies allowed

Georgia: Election officials seek to reassure voters

Idaho: Ballot selfies: Free speech or privacy invasion

Indiana: Poll workers needed | State police investigating voter registration fraud

Iowa: State officials launch effort to increase college-aged voter turnout | A satellite absentee voting station will be provided for Mahaska Co. voters | Aiming to activate college voters in Iowa

Kansas: Local officials must identify voters affected by ruling

Maryland: Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co. announce election partnership

Massachusetts: Grant program unveiled for weekend early voting

Mississippi: Y'all Vote draws praise

Missouri: Missouri voters will now get a say about voter ID | The voter ID debate is far from over

Montana: Officials: Missoula Co. elections immune to voter fraud | New guide aims to attract young Montana voters

New Jersey: NJ Dems postpone attempt to override veto of AVR

North Carolina: BOE to decide on WSSU as a voting site | Wake Co. changes 9 voting sites for November

Pennsylvania: Forget stuffing the ballot box, new concern is hacking voting machines

Rhode Island: RI to hold recounts in five races

South Carolina: Two poll managers dismissed from Jasper Co. BOE

Texas: State campaign addresses voter ID uncertainties

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board consolidates polling sites

Virginia: McAuliffe moves forward with restoration of voting rights | Bid to restore felon voting rights advances | Va. Supreme Court denies GOP effort to hold McAuliffe in contempt over felon voting rights

West Virginia: Secretary of state reminds voters straight-ticket voting is no more

Thursday, 15 September 2016

September 15, 2016

National News: DHS official: Election results safe from hackers | Obama's judges help to set election rules for November | On Election Day, ProPublica will lead a national team of real-time voting sleuths | Sowing doubt is seen as prime danger in hacking voting system

Alabama: Secretary of state investigating Fairfield's election

Arizona: Recount begins | Jones files lawsuit on CD5 overvotes, rejected provisional ballots

California: County registrars receiving calls from concerned voters | Registration letters cause 'severe' concern

Connecticut: Meriden Republican registrar of voters retiring of 55 years

Delaware: Delaware Dept. of Elections investigating website crash during returns | Ex-offenders head to the polls during primaries

Florida: Supervisor of elections candidate contests primary election results | UT to battle Florida Gators in voter registration competition

Georgia: Georgia facing federal lawsuit over voter registration process | All voting precincts open for Nov. 8 election | DeKalb election law ruled unconstitutional

Illinois: Marion Co. clerk named Illinois clerk of the year | Lawsuit could block same-day voter registration

Indiana: Officials ready to welcome early voters

Louisiana: Early voting to be available at Kees Park

Maryland: Baltimore takes steps to avoid another messy election | Election judge shortage in Cecil

Massachusetts: This year, you can early vote in the Massachusetts general election | Early voting could further boost turnout

Michigan: Village voters to cast ballots at church

Mississippi: Secretary of state launches Y'allVote | Voters get new election information site

Missouri: More problems reported in disputed election in St. Louis | Missouri Legislature overrides Nixon veto of voter ID bill | Missouri House overrides ID veto

New Jersey: Couple say signed ballots were cast, but they did not vote

New Mexico: Supreme Court revives election-related constitutional amendments | Court affirms amendment ending ban on 'idiot' voters

New York: BOE to consider emergency regulations for independent expenditures

North Carolina: Robeson gets early voting hours | App State says not to early voting at Legends | Cosner named Durham Co. BOE chief of staff

Oklahoma: State election board warns of potential email scams

Pennsylvania: Union Co. poll worker violated election law, police say

Rhode Island: BOE adapts to change in leadership, technology for primary | Provisional ballots, recounts could be a factor

South Carolina: Thousands in SC have voted in wrong precinct

South Dakota: Secretary of state: Ditch pro/con statements on ballot questions

Tennessee: Commission members survey election sites | Wilson Co. adds 5th early voting site | UT to battle Florida Gators in voter registration competition

Texas: Hearing on voter ID outreach set for Monday | State campaign addresses voter ID uncertainties | Commissioners complete polling location selections | Hidalgo Co. ready for November

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint Board approves color-coded ballot | St. Croix elections board looks at strengths, weaknesses

Virginia: Smith Center exhibit shows elections past | Electoral board fires general registrar | Blacksburg company working to develop secure online voting | JMU student under investigation for voter fraud

Wisconsin: UW-Madison students can get voter IDs at polling places on Election Day

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

September 14, 2016

National News: Voting experts call fears of election hacking overblown, insist process is secure | Postal Service urges vetoes to mail ballots early | DHS won't define election systems as critical infrastructure before November poll | Another Election Day First: OAS will observe U.S. voting | Experts offer reassurance of integrity of US voting tech

Alabama: Mobile ID unit seeks to increase voter registration

Arizona: Computer crash mars county's election effort | Judge orders recount

Arkansas: Craighead Co. won't get new voting machines this year

California: Vote-by-mail system for the blind coming | Nonprofit blasted for voter mail

Delaware: Primary coincides with teacher work day | Primary election votes being counted | Sussex Co. voting goes smoothly so far

Georgia: In 2016, Fulton aims to undo recent election chaos

Illinois: Illinois Supreme Court denies rehearing on redistricting amendment | Board to vote on limiting clerk's services for day before election

Kansas: Kobach, Johnson exchange blows in voter law debate

Maryland: Baltimore to pay more for election judges

Michigan: No-reason absentee voting statewide is focus of new county clerks leader | Michigan man sues for right to take ballot selfie | Midland proposes shift from odd to even-year elections

Missouri: Voting machines for 78th District race set to be tested | Voter ID law makes its way back to state legislature | Court OKs redo of primary

Montana: Court rules to keep Libertarian candidate on ballot

New Hampshire: Appeals court skeptical of New Hampshire's ballot-selfie ban | Appeals court hears ballot selfie case | Absentee ballots too wide for counting machines | Voter turnout light | Nashua voters satisfied with new polling place

New Jersey: Democrats plan to challenge Christie veto on voter registration bill

New Mexico: ASUNM, county clerk's office offer training to get young people to vote

New York: Slow start to primary  

North Carolina: Commissioners authorize election information brochure

Ohio: US Supreme Court declines to restore week of early voting in Ohio | 'Nuns on the bus' protest voter purge | Don't toss ballots for typos, appeals court says | Butler Co. spends $250K on uncontested special primary | Special election draws 0.02 percent of voters

Oregon: Voter registration up nearly 14 percent in past year

Rhode Island: Light turnout for primaries | New voting machines tested in primary | New voting machines appear to pass test

South Carolina: Election board problems come to Richland Council tonight

South Dakota: AARP, LWV back nonpartisan election plan

Texas: Texas heading back to court over voter ID law | Voter ID language not misleading, Texas officials say | Secretary of state: Students, register to vote with your principal | New election administrator selected

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint Board deals with ballot issues as early voting period draws near

Virginia: Organization accused of registering dead people to vote in Rockingham Co. | Voter fraud investigation in Harrisonburg | Charlottesville council votes for online voter registration

Washington: Endangered incumbent, endangered dynasty: Podlodowski presses Wyman

West Virginia: Harrison clerk's office plans new voting machine demonstration

Wisconsin: Federal judge orders update on state voter ID education campaign

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

September 13, 2016

National News: One in six eligible voters has a disability | Court disputes over voting laws often divide justices along party lines | DC Circuit overturns voter citizenship check | Patagonia, sensing political apathy, wants to get out the green vote | Navigating state voting laws: A road map to this year's election cycle | Appeals Court to consider ban on voter selfies | How Russian hackers could disrupt the US election | Gillibrand re-introduces Voter Empowerment Act | Monitoring the vote in real time | For every 10 U.S. adults, six vote and four don't. What separates them?

Alaska: PFD ballot campaign gains national contributions | Recount confirms challenger won

Arizona: Recount of congressional race to follow election canvasses | County canvas sets stage for recount

California: More than 235K votes didn't count in June's US Senate race, and some think ballot designs are to blame | Voters confused by nonprofit voter forms

Florida: Florida voting experts outraged by plan for early projections of winners

Georgia: How secure is your vote on Election Day in Ga.? | Chatham BOE, registrars hold joint meeting to discuss improvements

Idaho: Voter forms for dead residents sent out in Kootenai Co. | Nonprofit group raises clerk's hackles

Illinois: DuPage Co. election commission offering special assistance for voter registration

Kentucky: More than 40K Kentuckians have registered to vote or updated registration online

Michigan: Secretary of state announces new efforts to encourage students to vote

Minnesota: More absentee voting options in Minn. than ever this year

Missouri: Voter ID legislation in focus in Missouri veto session | Appeals court hears arguments in disputed election

Montana: Officials say ballot delay could harm election

New Hampshire: Yes, ballot selfies are legal, for now | How the ballot selfie went from a NH voting booth all the way to federal court

New Jersey: Trial opens on fraud allegation in contested Paterson council election

North Carolina: Early voting disputes mostly settled, concerns remain

Ohio: 1 in 7 Ohio registered voters won't receive absentee ballot application | Cuyahoga Co. voters requesting early ballots in record numbers

Pennsylvania: MoCo's election director resigns

Rhode Island: Secretary of state urges voters to get familiar with primary ballot | Fired elections director sues, claiming board denied him due process

Tennessee: Madison Co. prepares for upcoming election

Texas: El Paso Co. prepares for November | DPS posts Saturday hours to hand out voter ID certificates | Local leaders mull transportation for election | Nacogdoches Co. voter registrar's office gearing up for election

Virginia: Activists urge support for restoring voting rights | Va. governor defends latest felons' voting rights restoration | Virginia AG: Only 'small fraction' of 213K felons will regain rights by November

Washington: Longest ballot in years will cost you $.68 to mail | She's trying to buck history

West Virginia: Counties consider options after Supreme Court ruling | Court says Wells can't appear on Kanawha ballot for clerk

Wisconsin: Absentee voting expanding to every corner of Madison this year | Judge orders state officials to report on voter ID education efforts | VoteCastr to offer real-time results on Election Day in Wisconsin

Monday, 12 September 2016

September 10-12, 2016

National News: Appeals court blocks proof-of-citizenship requirement | Court blocks proof-of-citizenship requirement for voters in 3 states | DoD's voter assistance website gets fewer downloads | What to know about early voting for the 2016 election | Website assists troops with absentee ballots

Alabama: Judge dismisses election complaint

Alaska: Recount to occur Monday | Vote count foul-up creates quandary for North Slope | The precise, painstaking work of translating Alaska's ballot into Native languages

Arizona: Democrats settle with Arizona officials in suit over primary voting problems | Maricopa Co. settles part of lawsuit from presidential primary

California: Convicted, low-level felons could get voting rights | Voters voice registration concerns to registrar

Florida: What happens when elections take a rain check?

Georgia: An election primer on Georgia's voting system and ballot security | Early voting to be held at new precinct | Appeals court nixes proof-of-citizenship for voting in Ga. | Georgians prepare to counter possible voter intimidation

Illinois: Voter registration mailing

Indiana: Election board approves new confined voter procedure | Fiery campaigns cause voter safety concerns | Marion Co. BOE turns down absentee ballot change

Iowa: Pate: Iowa elections are secure

Kansas: Kansas voter rules get chilly reception in U.S. appeals court

Maine: Maine students compete to register the most voters

Michigan: Supreme Court denies Michigan's request to ban straight-ticket voting | Supreme Court won't revive Michigan ban on straight-ticket voting | American election process 'extremely secure,' says Michigan elections director

New Hampshire: Absentee ballot glitch hits 50 precincts | Appeals court to review ballot selfie ban | Low voter turnout anticipated for primaries

New Jersey: Trial in Paterson election fraud lawsuit slated to start on Monday

New Mexico: High court to hear case on election law amendments

North Carolina: NC voting barriers mostly lifted, but concerns remain | Disabled and want to vote? New website makes it easier | Sunday voting, early voting cuts could prompt legal action | And so it begins: Absentee voting starts in NCAppalachian State early voting site pending university approval

Ohio: Husted touts early voting | Husted balks at expanding feds' oversight of election security | Husted, Democratic official argue about absentee ballots | Officials say elections under close security

Rhode Island: Rhode Island voters to see new machines at polls Tuesday | Ovals and selfies--RI polling places get an update for the primaries |

Tennessee: Secretary of state's office urges people to use #GoVoteTN to celebration National Voter Registration Month | Court takes up election commission authority

Texas: County commissioners consider paperless voting system | DOJ: New Texas voter ID rules are misleading to voters

Vermont: Corrected voter registration cards now going out

Washington: Challenger Podlodowski discovers open door into state's voter database | Secretary of state race heats up ahead of vote

West Virginia: Grant to help Berkeley Co. improve voting access | Two additional early voting sites added

Wisconsin: Waunakee woman in race for clerk | One Wisconsin Institute urging Green Bay city clerk to expand early voting hours, polling places | Council, clerk working now to avoid November voting lines | Early voting in Wisconsin | Review finds no voter impersonation problem

Friday, 09 September 2016

September 9, 2016

National News: Q&A: Could Russian hackers mess with the U.S. election results? It wouldn't be easy; here's why | Election officials push back on Trump's 'rigged' allegations | Appeals court sympathetic to challenge over voter rules | American Eagle Outfitters and Rock the Vote launch new collection | DHS secretary: Ballot counts are largely safe from cyberattack | Officials dismiss possibility of US election hacking

Alabama: Daphne recount yields no changes

Arizona: Reagan: Congress should step in to prevent election-related cyberattacks | Computer crash mars county's election effort | Judge hears arguments on rejected ballots

California: Voter registration packet could be confusing voters | This 224-page California voter guide is heftiest one ever, thanks to 17 ballot measures

Connecticut: Concern over election cybersecurity risks 'overblown,' says Denise Merrill

Georgia: Georgia students working to promote voter registration

Illinois: New equipment for Macon Co. elections

Iowa: Iowans with disabilities get voter training

Kansas: US appeals court to hear challenge to proof-of-citizenship voting requirement | Dole Institute adds voting rights program with Kobach, Johnson

Louisiana: Schedler: Elections will run smoothly

Maine: Maine students compete to register the most people | Question 5 supporters use beer to demonstrate ranked-choice voting

Massachusetts: Cape voters slowly head to the polls | State offers grants for weekend voting | Voters head to the polls for primary day | Struggle to hit 10 percent voter turnout in Holyoke mirroring region |Turnout less than 5 percent in Boston | Chicopee voting slow, except in one area of the city

Michigan: Half of Michigan voters used straight-ticket ballot option in 2012 | Clerks: Costs minimal for recent recounts

Minnesota: Aging voting machines a concern as election draws near

Missouri: Special election price tag $20K | Labor, religious leaders rally against voter ID amendment | Absentee voting underway in special election | Missouri's voter ID debate goes before lawmakers again

New Jersey: Voting in New Jersey starts this month

New York: 3 CNY villages move elections to November in effort to boost voter turnout, save money | Erie Co. BOE services relocated | Jack Martins appeals to delay election, cancel primary

North Carolina: SBOE to settle early voting disputes in 33 NC counties | Hoke gets Sunday voting, Harnett does not; Cumberland decision coming later today | Clinton blasts NC's voter ID law during Charlotte rally | Sunday added back to Pitt Co. early voting | State board finalizes early voting in Orange Co. | State elections board adds early-voting sites in Wake Co.| Eyes on state as GOP-lead elections board settles voting rules | WSSU early voting site tabled by SBOE | Election officials tiptoe around court rulings | Guilford Co. BOE moves two polling places

Ohio: Domestic abuse survivors in Ohio can now hide their voter information | Elections board explains executive sessions

Pennsylvania: Does Pa. need to worry about being in the center of a fixed or hacked election? | Schuylkill Co. gears up for November election

Tennessee: Don't be the voter who holds up the line at the polls!

Texas: Vote center system will not be ready for November elections | County looks at all-electronic voting |Nueces Co. prepared for voter ID law | Wichita Co. turns down vote center

Wisconsin: Voting rights advocates concerned about balloting, access | Appleton extends early voting hours