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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

August 24, 2016

National News: New voting technologies create need for improved infrastructure | Native Americans still fighting for voting equality | Investigation finds little evidence of voter fraud in key ID states | New laws leave voters to navigate maze of requirements

Alabama: Alabama hits the polls

Alaska: Lead shrinks to 3 after more ballots counted

Arizona: Maricopa Co. recorder to face rare primary challenger

California: State honcho works Starbucks counter | Registrar of voters conducting survey | Election lawsuit on track for October trial | State Sen. Allen's bill to change polling places | Counties could hold more mail-in elections

Florida: Voting machine problems at early voting locations in Lee Co.| After first day of mail ballot reviews, Pinellas rejects 29 votes

Georgia: Bibb BOE moves to new office

Illinois: DuPage to buy more equipment for November | DuPage election agency may impose restrictions on its representatives | County clerks preparing for November

Kansas: Kansas is latest state to press for voter restrictions | Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship

Maine: Group promotes voting change for Maine with ranked-choice beer tastings

Missouri: Absentee ballot applications and their envelopes are public record, St. Louis judge rules | County election board to move forward in re-do of Sunset Hills race | New Blunt ad slams Kander for ballot shortage

Nevada: Election officials say viral video claiming voter fraud doesn't pass muster

New Hampshire: Merrimack announces 3 polling places for elections

New Jersey: Tied election goes to trial

New Mexico: Toulouse Oliver says Espinoza is wrong about voter fraud

North Carolina: Two additional Orange Co. early voting plans being submitted to SBOE | Elections chair discussed arming civilians at polls

Ohio: Federal appeals court says no to restoring extra days of early voting in Ohio | Appeals Court: 'Golden week' of early voting shouldn't return | New e-books to help students understand Ohio's role in elections

Pennsylvania: Concerned about voter fraud this November? Officials say don't be

Tennessee: Polling place break in

Texas: Starr Co. early voting sites reduced to one | Counties ready for poll turnout

Virginia: Richmond electoral board to ask AG's advice on fallout from felon rights ruling

West Virginia: Commissioners vote to buy new voting machines for Putnam

Wisconsin: State DOJ won't ask Supreme Court to block voting ruling

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

August 23, 2016

National News: Asian-American population surges, but voter turnout still lacks | Poll: 52 percent of Republicans call voter fraud major problem in 2016 | One in three in U.S. think voter fraud a 'major' problem | Most Americans favor early voting, AVR, photo ID laws | Cleansing of voter rolls carries risks of bias | Poll-watching talk spurs calls for international monitors of U.S. elections

Alabama: Woman convicted in election fraud case serving out jail sentence| Alleged segregation of poll workers raises concern ahead of election

Alaska: Mistake at polls could cost North Slope representative his seat

California: Restored voting rights sought for California disabled | Starbucks joins secretary of state in promoting CA voter registration | California polling places as we know them would be a thing of the past if this measure becomes law | Imperial Co. registrar launches voter feedback survey

Colorado: Mobile voter tools aimed at young voters | Secretary of state to reach out to homeless voters

Florida: Detzner reminds voters of early voting options | Early voting starts strong in Bay Co. | Siesta Key polling place moves off island | Deceased Florida man's voter registration card sent to stepdaughter's home, raising questions | PBC early voting dipped over weekend, but head of 2012 | More than 1M votes already cast | New polling place prompts traffic concerns

Idaho: Bannock Co. elections office moving

Illinois: Cook Co. clerk's office offering high school, college students chance to work on Election Day

Indiana: Hot election year could cost Porter Co. taxpayers

Kansas: Federal appeals court to hear Kansas voter registration case | Kansas asks court to exclude voters over citizenship proof

Massachusetts: Early voting in Holyoke established at City Hall, Senior Center

Missouri: St. Louis voter fraud case heads to court | New allegations in absentee voting case

Nevada: Even when registration and voting are easy, many in Nevada simply don't do it

New Mexico: Boosting voter turnout is partisan, not secretary of state's job, Espinoza says | Dueling campaign complaints resolved in secretary of state race

North Carolina: Who will get stuck in line on Election Day | Matney honored to work during elections | Counties scramble with early voting in wake of legal decision | Cumberland Co. BOE will without early voting plan

Ohio: Ohio to unveil tool highlighting importance of 2016 election | Tuscarawas Co. BOE to vote on new director

Oklahoma: In search of way to attract more Oklahoma voters to the polls

Pennsylvania: Election officials: Voting machines 'extensively' tested, can't be hacked | Poll watchers a regular occurrence in York Co.

South Carolina: Judge orders Richland Co. voter board to pay $38K bill

Tennessee: New voting machines on Shelby Co.'s political horizon

Texas: Commissioners mull over elections software | Local elections officials push early voting | Secretary of state approves Nueces Co.'s countywide polling program

Virginia: Voting rights restored for 13K in Virginia | Suffolk hands out free voter IDs at City Hall

Wisconsin: Federal appeals court allows early voting | Appeals court allows early voting

Monday, 22 August 2016

August 20-22, 2016

National News: Yes, it's possible to hack an election | After DNC hack, cybersecurity experts worry about old voting machines, vote tampering | In-person voting fraud is rare, doesn't affect elections | Only 11 percent of Trump backers expect 2016 votes to be counted accurately| Federal reports on military voting often flawed | Millions more to face new voting restrictions in 2016 | Does all voting happen on Election Day? Think again | There's work to be done to make U.S. elections secure | Donald Trump, a 'rigged' election and the politics of race | Little evidence of widespread voter fraud

Alabama: Possible voter fraud under investigation in Brighton | Polling places top list of concerns heading into Tuesday's elections | iPads to be used at some Alabama polling locations

Alaska: Language assistance provisions for elections enacted in Bristol Bay | Questions arise over close House race after revelation of ballot mistake

Arkansas: Lawyer blasts voter-roll response | UA early voting center turned down | Washington Co. election commission nixes voting dreams of UA students

California: Call for poll watchers brings back fears of 1988 Santa Ana

Delaware: AG: No voter fraud vigilantes please

Florida: Leon Co. prepares for early voting | Trial delayed for ex-Flagler elections chief | They just became U.S. citizens--and immediately registered to vote | Florida has safeguards against election day hackers

Guam: Voting machines assist disabled voters           

Hawaii: More than 1600 ballots arrive late statewide | Big bunch of ballots in Monday's mail

Illinois: Park Ridge early voting moves to Maine Park

Indiana: Election board working out kinks in newly-implemented vote centers

Massachusetts: Stalemate over city election commissioner job continues

Michigan: Ballot mishap prompts resignation of Armada Twp. deputy clerk

Montana: Tribe asks state to force more office voting hours

New Jersey: Ex-Morris freeholder tapped for BOE

New Mexico: Secretary of state candidate cleared of any violations

North Carolina: Local BOE split on early-voting formula | County has less than one week to submit early voting plan | Residents unhappy with New Hanover Co. BOE decision to stop Sunday voting | Elections board holds to schedule | Butterfield calls on Pitt board to hold Sunday voting

Ohio: In elections board emails, absence of fiscal officer often noted | State lawmaker drafts bill to eliminate unnecessary elections | Candidate says pricey election not his fault | 17 judges all say they can't Anthony's case | Election board requests additional funds | New early voting site to open in Summit Co.

Pennsylvania: Luzerne Co. election director wants new voting machines

Texas: Texas scrambling to train poll workers with ID changes| Heavy lift to educate poll workers about changes to Texas ID law | Super voting centers approved for Grimes | Fewer than 400 vote early in special election | Paxton fights for voter ID law, elections office readies for absence

Virginia: McAuliffe to announce restoration of voting rights to 13K felons | State officials say it's up to Richmond to decide how to handle felon candidate | Roanoke registrar's office moves into larger space

West Virginia: State Supreme Court will hear Wells' Kanawha Co. ballot appeal

Wisconsin: Walker laughs off Roger Stone's allegations of rigged elections | Madison announces early voting hours, but some clerks are waiting | Early voting could begin in September | Election auditing practices at center of Dane Co. clerk race

Friday, 19 August 2016

August 19, 2016

National News: Voting machines are a mess--but the feds have a (kinda) plan | Pence urges Trump supporters to monitor voting sites

Alabama: Former Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett dies | Dora residents report absentee voting problems

Alaska: Mallott: No major voting problems after legal settlement | One precinct has yet to record primary votes

Arkansas: Benton Co. see election worker shortage | Legislators back call for early voting center on UA campus

California: Registrar responds to grand jury report | Lodi to consider calling off election

Colorado: Turns out there's a lot to celebrate in how Colorado handles its elections | New early voting site to open in Summit Co.

Florida: Broward preps for start of early voting | Potential election poll worker denied over claims of head lice

Maryland: Washington Co. to get more voting equipment

Massachusetts: Norton will have one poll for state primary and presidential elections

Michigan: Michigan must allow straight-ticket voting | East Jordan polling location change approved

Minnesota: Simon stresses 'get out the vote' efforts

New Jersey: Christie vetoes bill to expand voting ranks

North Carolina: Churches respond to voting limits | Registrar convinces BOE to expand early voting | BOE adds early voting sites but no WSSU | Divided views on BOE early voting decision | County attorney: Raucous elections meeting was legal | No early voting reduction here, despite Woodhouse email

Ohio: Husted announces training funding for elections | Absentee ballot postmark fix earns Cuyahoga Co. elections officials national award | E-poll books coming to Shelby Co. in 2017

Oregon: Benton Co. effort to adopt ranked-choice voting cleared for Nov. ballot

Pennsylvania: Pa. Dept. of State steps up voter education efforts

Texas: Will your write-in vote really count in Texas? | AG challenges overturning of voter ID law | Possible voter fraud being investigated | Commissioners vote down creating administrator for local elections

Washington: King Co. adds Spanish and Korean ballots, boosts voter outreach

West Virginia: Judge: Erik Wells can't be on ballot for Kanawha Co. clerk

Wisconsin: As Madison expands early voting, Walker says keeping voter ID a priority

Thursday, 18 August 2016

August 18, 2016

National News: Hacking the U.S. election 'possible' but difficult, experts say | DHS offers states cybersecurity help for voting machines | Tech companies doing their part to get out the vote | Rutgers study: Disabled are 'neglected' voting block

Alabama: Difficulty of tallying write-in votes on election night

Alaska: Voter turnout among lowest since tracking began

Arkansas: County officials to decide on UA polling location

Colorado: Voter registration a cell call away in Colorado | Coloradans can now register to vote starting with a text message

Connecticut: Merrill: No risk of cyberattack or 'rigged' election in Conn.

Florida: 33,614 Floridians cast ballots in first 2 days of early voting | St. Johns Co. voting machines get final test before election | 4 vie for Volusia's SOE job

Georgia: Maige Ogle moves to Denver, Muscogee Co. voters win

Illinois: Rauner stands by veto | High turnout expected in Nov. 8 election

Kentucky: City of Ashland sues county clerk, elections board over alcohol sales vote

Louisiana: Elections chief already making plans to carry on following flooding

Maryland: Frederick, other counties add voting machines ahead of November

Massachusetts: Clerk Campbell creates Internet voter gateway

Michigan: Appeals Court won't halt straight-ticket voting ruling

Minnesota: Secretary of state challenges voters

Missouri: Lawsuit claims voter fraud in State House race | St. Louis BOE asks local prosecutor and US attorney to review allegations of voter fraud

North Carolina: NC GOP seeks 'party line changes' to limit early voting hours | Dare commissioners decline to take up resolution on early voting hours | Durham Co. BOE extends early voting after court decision | Email from GOP chief calls for limited early voting hours | State gets final say on Orange Co. early voting schedule

Ohio: Officials working to correct polling location errors

Oklahoma: Judge dismisses challenge to voter ID law

Pennsylvania: Polling place consolidations considered

Tennessee: Election commission approves early voting sites, hours

Texas: County officials to discuss countywide voting sites

U.S. Virgin Islands: With most absentee ballots counted, results unchanged

Virginia: Registrar: College students should apply for ballots

Washington: Wyman, Podlodowski spar in debate

Wyoming: How did the Teton Co. voting centers work for you? | Primary is over, but recounts have just begun

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

August 17, 2016

National News: US government offers states help to fight voter fraud |Google adds new state-by-state voting guide for 'how to vote' searches| More people are Googling 'voter registration'

Alabama: Merrill says voting polls are secure from cyber attacks | Confusion continues in Fairfield: Who is running the election

Alaska: Polls bare, few turnout for primary | Mallott plans village visit to observe election

Arkansas: Clerk: Erroneous list shouldn't affect voters | Confusion at the polls

California: Bill affirming voting rights for some felons passes Senate

Florida: County voting machines get final test before election | Ballot machine tested in advance of primary | Critics: St. Cloud candidate's church should not be a polling place

Georgia: Floyd Co. elections chief to add voting machines | How could Trump's call for poll watchers affect Ga.?

Hawaii: Blank ballots and no-shows impact elections too

Illinois: Changes coming for Macon Co. polling places in November

Indiana: Elkhart Co. educating ADEC clients on voting rights | Voting centers inspected for accessibility | Porter Co. taxpayers suffering big loss in election dispute

Kentucky: More than 36K Kentuckians have used state's online voter registration system

Maine: Westport Island declines offer of electronic voting machines

Michigan: Mich.'s straight-ticket fight echoes national debate | Ann Arbor giving election workers raises

Minnesota: Simon disputes rigged election claims

Missouri: Unsuccessful candidate alleges absentee voter fraud

North Carolina: NC asks SCOTUS to block voter ID ruling | Roberts wants response next week on voter ID ruling request | No Sunday voting in proposed early voting plan in Orange Co.| SBOE to likely solve early voting plan conflict in Watauga Co. | Pitt elections board considering early-voting location, times | County still doesn't have plan for early voting

Ohio: Springfield man running in special election needs only 1 vote to win | Bilingual election officials receive awards for service

Oklahoma: Judge dismisses challenge to OK voter ID law

Pennsylvania: Are poll watchers legal in Pa.? | Hazelton polling location changes put off

Tennessee: Joyce Simon named chair of Hawkins election commission

Texas: County adds new voting site, relocates two others | State to file appeal to keep ID law | Texas will ask SCOTUS to keep voter ID law in place | County leaders push voter awareness as state announces plan to challenge voter ID rollback | Judge asks for election law changes

Virginia: McAuliffe: State justices 'scared,' felon voting decision makes no sense

Washington: Pasco approves consent degree

Wyoming: Primary turnout is down, but efficiency is way up | Wyo. secretary of state interview | Clerk outlines process for release of results | Residents worry consolidated polls may hurt Casper voters | Clerks report light turnout | Natrona Co. will revert to old way of counting ballots

Monday, 15 August 2016

August 13-15, 2016

National News: Trump campaign doubles down on rigged election claims | Tech mobilizes to get out the vote | Black people wait twice as long to vote as white people, new study finds | How truckers can cast their vote from the road in 2016 | Courts scramble to rule on challenges to voting laws | Election cyber vulnerabilities may bring more cybersecurity money | How to register to vote in every state in the country

Alabama: Officials not worried about fraud or Trump claims of 'rigged' election | This November, some Alabama voters will sign in on iPad-based system | Fairfield struggles to pay for elections

Alaska: Election prep underway with a focus on Native languages | Alaska's primary election is Tuesday

Arizona: Voters have choices to make before the election | Primary, special elections to require county support

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. clerks says Martin needs to take a responsibility in possible voter purge

District of Columbia: Norton to introduce resolution prompting restoration of VRA

Florida: Test gives inside look at vote tabulation process | One on One with Bay Co. SOE | Crowded field in SOE race | VBM ballots soar over 500K for August primary | Inquiries regarding party change, voter registration overwhelm Lee Co. election offices

Hawaii: Some polls remain open late despite low voter turnout | Many still buck early voting trend | Hawaii voters are mailing it in | Turnout sinks to record low | Can Hawaii's turnout get any lower than this?

Illinois: Rauner vetoes automatic voter registration bill        

Indiana: Worried about voter fraud? Be a poll watcher

Kansas: Few affected by court rulings voted in KS primary

Kentucky: Magoffin Co. officials convicted of vote-buying scheme

Massachusetts: Are municipal officials braced for debut of early voting? | Brattleboro polling station moved to VFW for Nov. 8 | Devers' chairman quits to save his elections division job

Michigan: Recount in Armada Twp. clerk race likely spoiled by ballot mishandling

North Carolina: Voter ID controversy could lead to longer lines to vote | Orange Co. prepares for elections without voter ID law | Watauga BOE to reconsider one-stop plans | Mecklenburg to decide early-voting hours, locations on Monday | Could NC's super-sized precincts slow voting?

North Dakota: ND preps for election after ID ruling | Voter ID still a concern despite court ruling

Ohio: Under indictment, Anthony sends resignation to BOE | Lots of head-scratching over seemingly pointless special election

Oregon: Oregon sent nearly 100K extra primary ballots

Pennsylvania: Ballot debate: Digital vs. analog | Aging Pa. voting machines prompt concern about election security | Trump says he will only lose Pa. if there is widespread election fraud | Voter registration mailings cause confusion | Chester Co. seeks help from businesses for elections

Texas: State officials hastening voting education efforts | US judge blocks Texas law on election interpreters

Virginia: Free photo ID for voting now available with one trip to DMV | Roanoke man mistakenly loses voting rights | Runoff election for mayor will require dollars | Charlottesville ex-felon advocating for voting rights

Washington: Report on jail voting may spur change

Wisconsin: Schimel files for stay in case involving early voting | Conflicting court rulings cause voter confusion

Wyoming: Preparation underway for primary

August 16, 2016

National News: Ballot box uncertainties hang over US election | Trump calls on supporters to monitor polling places on Election Day

Arkansas: Officials not worried about fraud or Trump claims of 'rigged' election | This November, some Alabama voters will sign in on iPad-based system | Fairfield struggles to pay for elections

Hawaii: Federal appeals court upholds Hawaii's open primary

Illinois: Orr denounces Rauner veto of automatic voter registration | Rauner vetoes automatic voter registration bill despite bipartisan support from legislatorsDemocrats, advocates blast Rauner veto of automatic voter registration bill | Rauner, Democrats in major fight over voter rules | Rauner won't sign automatic voter registration bill until 'corrections' are made

Kentucky: Kentucky online voter registration site reaches 36000 registrants

Michigan: Would you lie to get an absentee ballot and avoid Election Day lines?

Minnesota: Minnesota ranks No. 2 in nation for election performance

Nevada: Local election officials address concerns about "rigged" elections and poll observers

North Carolina: Mecklenburg elections board cuts hours for early voting | End of straight-ticket vote could mean more incomplete ballots | McCrory asks for stay in North Carolina voter ID ruling | North Carolina appeals voter ID ruling to the Supreme Court

Ohio: Summit County Council moves forward on early voting site

Pennsylvania: Some don't give machines a vote of confidence | Directors: Valley votes are secure | Hazleton may elect to remove polling locations

Texas: Voter registration numbers up across Texas | Court order will allow voting without photo ID

Utah: Republican Mel Brown Files Suit Over Recount in HD53 Primary Election

Virginia: Can they vote or not? Former inmates’ rights in limbo after McAuliffe order overturned

West Virginia: Report: West Virginia jumps 19 spots in election ratings

Wisconsin: Voter ID likely staying for Nov. elections, unless Wisconsin goes to split U.S. Supreme Court

 

Friday, 12 August 2016

August 12, 2016

(Electionline is currently working from the Mountain Time Zone so news stories will be posted by 8 a.m. Eastern daily through August 16. Thank you for your patience.)

National News: A comprehensive guide on how to vote in every state | Kaine goes on attack over voting rights | Could ballot selfies help save democracy? | For Trump supporters, election fraud is a real fear

Arizona: Voter info on early ballot envelope raises concerns about anonymity

Arkansas: Second letter puts onus on clerks to fix voter rolls

California: San Diegans can opt out of mailed election pamphlet

Connecticut: New Motor-Voter registration system in full swing

Florida: Voting machines are vulnerable to hacking | President of election supervisors denies likelihood of 'rigged elections' | Precautions and testing ensure fair elections, official says | St. Johns Co. SOE: Our elections are 'open and transparent'

Georgia: Gwinnett lawsuit cites concerns some minorities say are ignored

Indiana: Tippecanoe BOE selects poll book | Elkhart Co. preparing for election night

Kentucky: Grimes promotes registration, voting

Minnesota: Secretary of state wants June primary | With 'no excuses' and instant gratification, Minnesota sees jump in absentee voting | E-poll books used in primary in Crow Wing Co.

Missouri: Judge won't order a do-over for Berkeley mayor's race | Lawmaker slams election report and Kander | Missouri woman launches Dance the Vote registration campaign

New Mexico: Both candidates say yes to debate

North Carolina: 9 Investigates: Election officials ensure accurate, secured voter count | Forsyth Co. BOE adds 2 early voting sites | GOP lawmakers say Cooper should defend ID law or resign | Despite photo ID law revoked, some still need to show ID to vote | Residents plead for fair early voting plan from Cumberland Co. BOE | NC NAACP ramps up election plans | Court: NC legislature districts violate constitution | BOE expands early voting | Rowdy Pamlico Co. elections board meeting produces early voting schedule | Count receives 85 ballots in recast

North Dakota: Pew study ranks ND first again in election administration

Ohio: Miami Co. BOE chairman to resign | Unexpected special election to cost taxpayers | Inactive Ohio voters could be removed from voter rolls

Rhode Island: Rhode Islanders to receive postcards as reminders to register

South Dakota: Count down to SD early voting

Tennessee: Students invited to take part in Tennessee's first-ever student mock election | Elections officials planning for big Nov. turnout

Texas: Commission seeks answers for voting inaccuracies | Election administrator explains voter ID court order | Federal judge requests state to appear in court in voting rights case

Wisconsin: Her long career at River Falls City Hall coming to an end | Judge blocks voter ID ruling

Thursday, 11 August 2016

August 11, 2016

(Electionline is currently working from the Mountain Time Zone so news stories will be posted by 8 a.m. Eastern daily through August 16. Thank you for your patience.)

National News: Where do the presidential candidates stand on voting rights | Study shows two-thirds of U.S. military lacks confidence in election system | The fight against strict voting laws pushes on | US election fraud allegations prompt calls for reform

Alabama: Fairfield municipal election could be jeopardy | Daphne precinct consolidation questioned ahead of election

Arizona: Maricopa Co. poll workers won't enforce ballot harvesting law | What to do if you received two early ballots

Arkansas: County begins election prep, paper ballots going away | Secretary of state to respond to FOIA on flagged voters

California: Butte Co. Clerk: We're not concerned with vote tampering | San Diego city council votes against proposal to shorten ballot pamphlets

Colorado: Colorado official: Rigged election 'a conspiracy of extraordinary proportions' |Colorado has some of the most active voters in the U.S.

Connecticut: New motor voter registration in full swing | SEEC probes possible election fraud

Florida: Collier Co. to test voting machines | Miami-Dade Co. holds mock election to test voting machines | Elections officials seek to assure voters | Sancho dispels election myths | Residents fight against polling location where candidate works

Illinois: DuPage Co. election commission to review software purchases | DuPage election leader warns of long lines in November | Clerk says best way to avoid lines it register ahead of election | Central Ill. counties prepare for elections with online tools

Indiana: 'Rigged' election: Clerks weigh in on possibility locally

Louisiana: As new voter restrictions crash and burn, Louisiana above the fray

Massachusetts: Chicopee plans to move voting location for primary

Michigan: State seeks to reinstate ban on straight-ticket voting for fall election

Missouri: Gov. Nixon doubles down on voter ID veto

New York: Seniors have an uphill fight to vote--literally

North Carolina: Uncertainty still clouds NC elections | Buncombe to grapple with voter ID law, early voting Thursday | Rowan Co. BOE schedules meeting following election ruling

Ohio: State funds poll worker training

Oregon: Oregon 'Motor Voter' registering average 735 voters a day | Election director faced termination

Pennsylvania: Lawmakers examine election codes, voting machine legislation | County alters polling sites

Texas: Texas begins proposing adjustments to voter ID law | Crises managers will help design Texas voter ID outreach | Number of voting centers reduced to three by county

Virginia: Va. election board to discuss rights restoration| Partial felon voting list released | Roanoke man mistakenly has voting rights taken away | More felons gained, lost the right to vote in Richmond than anywhere else in Va.

Washington: Pasco agrees it can't fix district-based voting issue, wants federal judge to weigh-in

West Virginia: Kanawha prosecutor asks for ruling on county clerk candidate

Wisconsin: Appeals court stays ruling

Wyoming: Six polling sites available this election