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Thursday, 22 June 2017

June 22, 2017

National News: DHS official: Russian government actors tried to hack election systems in 21 states | Senators press officials for more details on Russian hacking | Congress urged to increase voting system security | US elections systems vulnerable, lawmakers told in dueling hearings | Federal officials say they're stepping up efforts to protect election systems

Arkansas: Election panel endorses rules under ID law | GOP state legislator announces run for SoS

California: Election officials respond on election hacking | Lawsuit challenging Santa Monica elections survives city challenge

Colorado: Colorado voters should feel secure, says secretary of state

Connecticut: Prosecutors probe possible Stamford election scam

Florida: Test driving Florida's new voting option: Registering online | Lee Co. elections supervisor warned of Russian hacking threat

Illinois: David Orr will not seek re-election as Cook Co. clerk | Illinois BOE director discusses Russian hacking | Rockford attorney appointed to SBOE | Cook Co. Clerk David Orr won't seek 8th term

Indiana: No more voting at Logan Mall | Lawson: DHS withheld hacking threat info from state election officers

Iowa: New large print voter registration card

Kentucky: Grimes releases statement on 2016 election

Maine: Senate sets aside legislation to repeal ranked choice voting law

Massachusetts: Officials look to move election polls from school to church

Missouri: Kansas City is looking for your thoughts on new voting equipment

Montana: Missoula leaders vote 'no' on municipal election primary

Nebraska: Secretary of state hires new elections deputy | Officials: No reports of election system hacks in Nebraska

New York: Commissioners push back on voter suppression charge

North Carolina: New policy to promote voter registration in high schools

Ohio: Erie Co. voters can test new technology | House passes early voting bill | Rules change for absentee voting draws debate in House

Oregon: Bulking up the ballot box

Texas: Hays Co. hold public forum for new voting equipment | Group that fueled president's fraud claim scales back 2016 election audit | 6 key bills vetoed by Gov. Abbott | Denton Co. going back to paper ballots

Utah: Lawmakers put brakes on action against governor over special election

Wisconsin: Assembly passes bill limiting who can seek recounts | Wisconsin's top election officials testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

June 21, 2017

National News: Despite NSA claim, elections vendor denies system was compromised | 5 questions ahead of the election hacking hearings | House Russia probe digs into voter roll hacks with former DHS secretary | Lawmakers zero in on election system security

Alabama: New law more clearly defines which felons can lose their voting rights

Arizona: Soon you could cast your ballot anywhere in Maricopa Co.

Arkansas: Quorum court debates funding for voting machines | Miller County to get new voting machines

Colorado: County clerks aren't just guardians of democracy; they're its rock stars

Florida: Florida election officials continue push to protect voter registration information | Security threat on voting system looms as Florida's elections officials gather in Polk Co.

Georgia: Polling problems | Secretary of state says few problems in special election | After mix-up, two DeKalb voting sites remain open till 7:30pm | Inclement weather not deterring people from voting | Scattered problems, but no major issues | Thousands who don't live in 6th district show up vote, are turned away | Election official aims for timely vote totals

Illinois: Illinois elections official to testify to U.S. Senate panel on vote hacking

Indiana: Lawson to testify before US Senate select committee on intelligence | Vote center plan gets OK

Michigan: New voting equipment headed to Lapeer Co.

Missouri: Boone Co. commission appoints interim clerk

Nevada: Sandoval vetoes vote centers

New Mexico: Toulouse Oliver will run for full term as secretary of state

New York: NY settles federal voter registration lawsuit

Oregon: Clerk announces voter registration purge

South Carolina: Turnout moderate to awful in special election | Oversleeping church worker causes late start for one polling place

Texas: County commissioners approve new paper-based voting system | City moves elections back to May

Utah: Lawmakers say special-election process won't withstand legal challenge

Virginia: Man pleads guilty to submitting fraudulent voter registration forms

Washington: Seattle landlords must give voter registration info to new renters

Wisconsin: Wisconsin's decentralized voting system, paper poll books could have deterred hacking | Election officials approve e-poll books | Wisconsin will develop it's own e-poll books

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

June 20, 2017

National News: Elections officials outgunned in Russia's cyberwar against America | Data on 198M voters exposed by GOP contractor | Supreme Court to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering

Alabama: Clinics planned to help felons register to vote

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. in line for more voting units

Florida: Voting machines were not hacked during 2016 elections | Voter registration firm denies it got hacked

Georgia: What's behind fewer African-American voters at the polls | Ga. officials prepare for special election | Elections officials say they are ready for runoff | Voters say 6th District border lines are confusing | Polling location changes for special election | BOE election technician receives 19 year recognition of service

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. preparing for August primary

Mississippi: Vigorous absentee voting can sway Mississippi elections

Missouri: Special election puts voter ID law to test

New Jersey: Vote-by-mail recount changes little in mayoral primary

New York: Cuomo to order review of NY election cybersecurity

Ohio: Justices turn away appeal over Ohio ballot law | SCOTUS lets stand Ohio law on voter registration | Ohio may keep rejecting some ballots for errors

Oregon: Oregon's electronic, accessible ballots may soon be available in other states

South Carolina: York County's Northwestern precinct voting moved

Texas: Countywide voting OK'd for Gregg

Utah: Did Russia access Utah voter database?

West Virginia: Snodgrass to be Marmet mayor after canvass

Wisconsin: Commission to weigh electronic poll books

Monday, 19 June 2017

June 17-19, 2017

Alabama: Legal aid groups to hold voting rights restoration clinics

Arizona: Thorpe still seeking to bar student voting on campus

California: Secretary of state calls on NSA to share critical information

Colorado: Park City readies for vote-by-mail

Florida: Alachua Co. had Russian-hack attempt before Nov. 8 vote

Georgia: Cobb early voting more than doubles primary's early turnout | Threats cloud runoff election security | 'Unprecedented' early voting in runoff | Mailer directed voters to wrong polling place

Illinois: Cronin making moves to dissolve elections commission | Hoffman passes legislation allowing counties to streamline election services | Recorder of Deeds to challenge Orr

Iowa: New voter ID starts phasing in

Kentucky: Lakeview residents question voting change

Michigan: New voting machines could be coming to Battle Creek | New voting equipment in Ottawa Co.

Mississippi: Legal path cleared for Caledonia election

Montana: Vote fraud investigation launched in Missoula Co. | Potential voter fraud on a single ballot reported in Missoula

New York: Advocacy group names Greene Co. polling places unfriendly to voters with disabilities

North Carolina: NC has no elections board until Cooper makes appointments--but he's suing

Ohio: New poll books in action | Athens Co. eyes new election equipment but wants state to help pay | Elections board approves Belmont polling place

Oregon: Secretary of state says Russia did not hack Oregon's election systems

Texas: Voter advocacy groups fielded complaints about poll problems | Travis Co. provisional ballot rejects stems from voter registration snafus | Abbott vetoes bills including vote-by-mail |

Virginia: Disabled voters describes 'dehumanizing' treatment at polls

Wisconsin: Wisconsin election official to testify to Congress on Russian hacking

Friday, 16 June 2017

June 16, 2017

Alabama: County to use election day tablets

Arizona: Lawmaker seeks to bar college students from voting at schools they attend

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election panel talks vote center presentation

California: Assembly bill would allow voting upgrades | Grand jury: No process to verify citizenship status in voter registrations

Connecticut: Unanswered questions after special election

Florida: Dolphins set team goal to have 100 percent voter registration

Georgia: Georgia official discounts threat of exposed voter records | Marshals to patrol voting booths after poll workers said they were threated by voters

Illinois: DuPage looking to improve election results website | DuPage Co. considers referendum to dissolve election commission

Maine: House votes to make it harder to get referendums on ballot

Michigan: New election equipment coming in August to Ottawa Co. | Macomb Co. clerk sued again, this time for secretly videotaping resident

Missouri: Boone Co. clerk submits resignation letter

Mississippi: Brookhaven municipal elections questioned | New nonprofit looks to increase voter registration, turnout in north MS

Montana: Browning voters faced long lines during special election

North Carolina: Judges hand Cooper a setback in struggle with Legislature over elections

South Carolina: Raise for Anderson Co. elections official questioned

Tennessee: Cheatham Co. administrator of elections announces resignation

Texas: Could Travis Co. have the best bet against election hacking? | Williamson Co. prepares for end to straight-party voting | Confusion over voter ID laws hindered voters, new report says | Official: Russian hackers targeted Dallas voter registration | As court scoldings pile up, will Texas face a voting rights reckoning

Virginia: McAuliffe to turn over list of restored felons to settle suit from state prosecutor

Thursday, 15 June 2017

June 15, 2017

National News: Leahy presents bill that would require states to automatically register eligible voters

California: County poll worker training criticized in report on November election | California considers moving presidential primary to March | Monterey Co. elections office to move next week

Colorado: Secretary of state wants to bolster rules banning faithless electors | Group proposes April elections for Aspen

Florida: SWFL supervisors of elections talk voter outreach, hacking

Georgia: State considers dropping election data center | Voters in 6th District losing manners as election becomes aggressive | Congressional candidate ignored election integrity report, Georgia professor says

Iowa: New webpage to help explain new voter ID law

Maryland: Elections board says it detected 'suspicious activity' last fall | Noncitizens may soon be able to vote in College Park

Michigan: Pontiac will be first in county try new voting equipment | Polling sites change in time for Muskegon's primary

Mississippi: Candidate's aunt steps down from Caledonia elections commission

Missouri: Voter ID opponents saw law has echoes of Jim Crow | Jackson Co. BOE reflects on 100 years of service

New Mexico: No evidence of tampering with New Mexico elections

New York: New home for Schenectady Co. BOE office

Ohio: County purchases building to relocate BOE

Pennsylvania: Legislation introduced for same-day registration | Matzie bill would have state voting by mail

Texas: Russian hackers targeted Dallas Co. voting system

Vermont: Leahy presents bill that would require states to automatically register eligible voters | Condos applauds signing of election-reform law

Virginia: Voters try out new voting machines in primary

West Virginia: Explanation offered for election night tally glitch

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

June 14, 2017

National News: If voting machines were hacked, would anyone know? | Russian hacking efforts greater than previously reported

Arkansas: Dr. Anthony Bland launches campaign for secretary of state

California: OC supervisors reject new, cost-saving voting system | County supervisors approve even-year elections | Secretary of state denies again that California voting system was breached

Colorado: 'No elections anywhere' in Co. were hacking targets

Florida: Adopt-a-Precinct raises awareness, money for charity

Georgia: Voting machines picked up on cheap from California | Stewart Co. BOE chair voted out of his position

Illinois: D204 wants law-making counties to pay for security at school polling places

Indiana: State GOP responds to voter registration arrests

Iowa: County auditor has low expectations for special election

Louisiana: Civil rights group appeal voting ban for 70K felons on parole, probation

Michigan: Dickinson to get new voting machines | Washtenaw Co. voting equipment to see upgrade this fall

Mississippi: Caledonia sets new election for July 18

Missouri: Ashcroft 'gratified' with today's voter ID ruling | Krewson calls voter ID 'over-reach'

Nebraska: Secretary of state says there were no breaches to elections system

New York: Early voting in NY? Reformers make last pitch

Ohio: Did Russians target Ohio voting machines? |

Pennsylvania: Democrats push to get voting bills out of committee | How Allegheny Co.'s state lawmakers want to reform voting | Pa. not among states Russia hacked in 2016

South Carolina: Some Greenwood voting locations may change

Texas: Campaign aims to educate Hidalgo Co. voters on new voting machines | County to purchase new voting equipment | Hackers targeted Dallas Co. in 2016

Vermont: Condos: No evidence Vermont election systems targeted

Virginia: Primary election draws light turnout, no problems reported | Lexington and Buena Vista vote on new machines | Bear scare prompts changes, but doesn't stop primary day voters | Chemical spill at school moves voting outside | Voting tricky in Henrico with multiple ballots in play

Washington: State says Russian didn't target voting system

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

June 13, 2017

National News: Released from prison, but denied your voting rights

Arkansas: Voting booths help those with disabilities

California: Democrats push to change recall election rules | All-mail election won't happen this November

Florida: Another appeal filed in Putnam Co. sheriff's elections | Officials say malware attack did not compromise votes

Georgia: Voting machines face criticism, but state says they're secure | Is Fulton behind processing ballots? County says no

Indiana: Attorney for voter registration fraud suspect: This case has no merit

Iowa: Lee Co. auditor explains changes voters will find after July 1

Kansas: The man behind the president's voter fraud obsession

Massachusetts: Amherst rep. pushes for noncitizen voting rights in district

Michigan: City clerks ordered to court to discuss 'mishandled' ballots

New Jersey: Recount sought in AC mayoral election | NJ may end band on ballot selfies

North Carolina: Cooper, others press for new maps quickly

Ohio: Marilyn Bensman: Elections board supervisor oversaw digital transition

Oregon: Drive and vote: 16-year-olds could preregister to vote at DMV | Legislatures OKs pre-registration for 16-year-olds

Puerto Rico: State Rep. comes away impressed by Puerto Rican election process

South Carolina: Some York Co. voting sites have moved

Texas: Answering 5 questions about Dallas' mail-in ballot investigation

Virginia: Here's what you need to know for Tuesday's primary election | Poll workers prepare for primaries | Residents report mislead GOTV texts days before primaries | Polling locations readying for primary

West Virginia: Tuesday is election day for 101 municipalities in West Virginia | Bridgeport voting precinct change

Monday, 12 June 2017

June 10-12, 2017

National News: Anti voter suppression bill reported to be gaining momentum on Capitol Hill

Alabama: Additional options to get a voter ID card this summer

Arizona: 'House of Cards' riffs on last year's voting center fiasco in Maricopa Co.

California: Mayor uses veto power to restore $5M for special election

Connecticut: Brookfield appeal of registrar case dismissed | Merrill plans to reintroduce early voting proposal in CT in 2018

Florida: State probe of 2016 Sand Springs election nears a decision | Duval elections office finds hacked emails

Georgia: Judge dismisses paper ballot suit in Ga.'s special election | Long lines form during early voting

Idaho: Bannock Co. elections administrator to speak at political soup luncheon

Indiana: Indiana voter registration group, employees charged with falsifying applications | Indiana voter group registered a felon, a non-U.S. citizen and a dead person, police say

Kansas: Kansas GOP chair considers run for secretary of state

Maine: Constitutional amendment for ranked-choice voting splits Senate committee

Massachusetts: Lawmakers consider AVR

Michigan: New voting technology

Minnesota: Anoka Co. says 'typo' lead to inflated voter count in recent referendum

Mississippi: County voting machines, paper ballots used in small elections due to cost | Y'all Vote website earns international recognition

New Hampshire: Voter registration measure among key bills now headed to governor

New Jersey: Paterson election fraud case debated but not decided | Assembly OKs bill on ballot selfies

North Carolina: Federal court leaves open possibility of special election

Ohio: Tuscarawas Co. hopes state will reimburse for new voting equipment | Voter rights groups question differing ballot access in Ohio | Commissioners approve $26K to elections board for electronic pollbooks | Candidate unveils voting website

Tennessee: Commission talks voting equipment

Texas: Dallas Co. taking extra precautions with mail ballots for runoff | Texas voting officials not among those targeted by hackers, state says | Runoff results delayed due to Dallas mail-ballot sequester

U.S. Virgin Islands: Third Circuit: Only Legislature can decide if Rodriquez can take his seat

Virginia: County acquires new voting machines in nick of time | Former JMU student receives voter registration fraud charges | Richmond registrar mails wrong ballot to four absentee voters | Some local polling places change

Wisconsin: Elections commission says mailing is not a scam

Friday, 09 June 2017

June 9, 2017

National News: Critics say election commission could be used to suppress voter rights

Florida: Collier officials thwart election hack attack

Georgia: Election-hack leak has special interest for Georgians

Illinois: Illinois among 8 states investigating hack of its elections | Clerk's office releases first-ever post-election report for a consolidation election | Cronin proposing referendum to eliminate DuPage election commission | 88-year-old woman pleads to casting vote for dead husband

Indiana: Voting supplier with Indiana contracts targeted in Russian hacking

Kansas: Kobach to run for governor | Sedgwick Co. clerk weighing run for secretary of state

Louisiana: Secretary of state: Russian election hacking impossible

Maine: Ranked choice voting bills go to full Legislature for debate

Massachusetts: Automatic voter registration touted | AVR pitched as 'next step' to improve voting access

Michigan: County receives new voting machines | Voting machines for county coming soon

Mississippi: Caledonia tosses out election results; calls for new vote

Missouri: Civil rights groups sue to block Missouri's new voter ID law | Advocacy groups sue to temporarily stop voter ID law

New Hampshire: Voter registration bill sent to governor

New Jersey: State lawyer sees fraud in '16 Paterson election | State questions validity of Paterson votes, report says | Bomb threat that emptied polling place still under investigation

North Carolina: Suit seeks to put independents on NC SBOE | Lawsuit seeks board seats for unaffiliated voters in NC

Ohio: Elections machine upgrades may cost $900K | Secretary of state candidate opposes purging voter rolls | Voter rights groups question differing ballot access in Ohio

Oklahoma: Special elections could cost taxpayers $200K this year

Pennsylvania: Berks election officials unsure about Reading council race outcome

Texas: Dallas Co. investigates voter fraud | Dallas Co. officials say 17 dead people sought ballots

Virginia: Charges filed in Harrisonburg voter fraud case | Clarke Co. registrar announces polling place changes

West Virginia: Secretary of state: No evidence of tampering with voting machines