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Friday, 05 May 2017

May 5, 2017

California: Senate approves moving presidential primary

Colorado: Election equipment to be purchased

Connecticut: Washington to 'recanvas' election results after close vote

Florida: Elections offices already prepping for 2018 vote | Hillsborough Co. supervisor of elections office wins award

Georgia: Federal judge orders Ga. to reopen voter registration ahead of runoff | Voter registration to reopen before heated Ga. runoff

Illinois: Supporters take another crack at automatic voter registration | State senator wants to ensure election systems are secure | DuPage says group, not county counted voters incorrectly| Elections board offers more information on hacking incident| Bill would reduce number of required judges for primary election | Election hack hits 80K Illinois voters

Indiana: Secretary of State Connie Lawson to seek re-election in 2018 | Lake about to hit precinct delete button

Iowa; Jasper Co. auditor appointed to national election commission

Kansas: Lawsuits over Kansas voter registration law remain on track

Louisiana: Guidelines set for registrar of voters appointment

Michigan: Democrats in Lansing once again call for Voter Bill of Rights

Mississippi: Gloster official probes absentee voting complaint

Montana: The ballot's in the mail, or is it?

Nevada: Bill aims to restore rights to ex-felons | Bid to restore ex-felons voting rights draws broad support

New York: Ballston Spa man accused of voting twice

North Carolina: Elections agency works to avoid late-night result changes, ineligible felon voters

Texas: 'I feel violated': Senior citizens rattled by voter fraud in West Dallas | McAllen sees heaviest early voting since 2005

Vermont: Feeling increased election burden, clerks appeal for a break

Virginia: Augusta Co. gets new voting machines | McAuliffe vetoes bill to change online voter registration deadline

Wyoming: Recount doesn't affect outcome of 6th-penny vote

Thursday, 04 May 2017

May 4, 2017

Arizona: Former AG things Fontes' voter registration fix is 'reasonable' | AZ has been accused of suppression before, a new registrar wants to change that

California: Padilla opposes new federal voter ID legislation | Noncitizens will soon be able to vote in SF, for school board

Florida: Validity of Madeira Beach election called into question | Ballot signature bill headed to Scott

Georgia: Fulton adds special election early voting locations

Iowa: Branstad to sign trio of controversial bills

Kansas: County talks new election equipment | Kobach announced ninth voter fraud in Kansas

Massachusetts: Hanover town meeting turns to new technology for voter check-in

Michigan: Wexford Co. moving forward with new voting equipment | Voters bill of rights introduced in Legislature

Mississippi: Hazlehurst election encounters 'procedural problems'

Nevada: New voting machines could be on the way for Nevada | Bill aims to change election recount rules

New Jersey: Judge orders new Wayne primary ballot after battle

New Mexico: NM elections characterized by high voter turnout

New York: Activist sentenced to probation for voter fraud

North Carolina: Susan Campbell joins elections board | Some Wake Co. voters have new polling sites

Ohio: Ernie McCarthy picked to replace Hartley on Lucas Co. BOE | Lorain Co. turnout 7.74 percent | City council race left off Heath election ballots | Election count could end up being historically low | Stark voter turnout drops below 10 percent

Pennsylvania: Volunteers needed to help with May 16 primary

Tennessee: Young Whitfield Co. poll worker plans to encourage others to get involved

Texas: Polling place to change for large number of Hays voters

Vermont: Election officials worried concerning recount rules

Virginia: Officials move polling place

Washington: Pierce Co. wins national award for streamlining elections

West Virginia: Area schools recognized for voter registration results

Wyoming: Laramie Co. special election turnout 34 percent

Wednesday, 03 May 2017

May 3, 2017

Alabama: GOP proposal would prevent crossover voting

California: County registrar named finalist in public engagement award

Florida: 'Pop in to Register' earns Image Award for elections office

Georgia: Fulton may expand early voting in special election runoff

Illinois: Voter registration accusations are 'garbage,' McHenry clerk says

Indiana: Common Cause, NAACP sue over Marion Co. early voting site | Governor mandates consolidation of Lake Co. precincts

Iowa: Iowa still one of three states with a felon voting ban

Maryland: Residents question election office move

Michigan: Facebook sharing voting reminders for Michigan's May 2 elections | New voting equipment to be implemented in Michigan | Jimmy John's $1 subs outpace some voting precincts in Saginaw Co. | Officials track slow start at local precincts | Bay Co. launching new, high-tech voting machines this August | Ingham Co. clerk confident in election security following attempted hack

Minnesota: In both Minneapolis and St. Paul, new efforts seek to move municipal elections

Mississippi: Missing poll book pages at Byram precincts | Light turnout for primaries | Some Waynesboro voters face precinct confusion

Montana: Officials predict low turnout for House special election

Nebraska: Sen. Wayne to attempt veto override of LB75

New York: Activists, lawmakers rally for voting reform at Capitol

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. voters use electronic poll books for first election | Pataskala polling place using paper ballots | E-poll book trial an apparent success | Special elections cost taxpayers big money | 3,700 voters will have to change where they cast vote today | Voting machine malfunction gave some Licking Co. voters wrong issue | Elections countywide go smoothly, quietly | Licking Co. ballot issue resolved quickly | No issues reported in today's special elections | Polling location loses power in Warren Co. | Voter turnout varies across Richland Co. | Mahoning Co. working out bugs in new election results software | Cuyahoga Co. BOE has first successful use of e-poll books

Oregon: Marion Co. election voters get empty ballot envelopes

Pennsylvania: Voting machine testing taking place today

Rhode Island: Push for early voting gets town clerks' support

South Carolina: Richland's new election director faces challenges

Texas: State's failures led to voter ID problems in 2016 | DOJ will monitor Pasadena elections | Early voting ends with a flurry | Early voting brings high turnout to the polls | Bexar Co. early vote totals up, voter apathy still a problem | Early voting numbers higher than last three Amarillo elections

Virginia: New polling place for county precinct | How to cast your ballot on county's new machines

Wyoming: Laramie Co. clerk: Final count shows 5100 voted early

Tuesday, 02 May 2017

May 2, 2017

Arizona: Were up to 58K citizens in Maricopa Co. denied the right to vote?

Colorado: Aspen election may require runoff | Weld Co. commissioners spike clerk's emergency request for voting equipment | Critics blast plan to track unaffiliated voters casting ballots in state's party primaries

Georgia: Elections offices swamped with voter registration forms

Illinois: Jersey Co. voter numbers accurate, clerk counters

Iowa: State officials disagree on what to do if Branstad is appointed

Kansas: Secretary of state site mum about election

Louisiana: Voter registration program targets Caddo Parish students

Massachusetts: Hanover town meeting introduces iPad technology

Michigan: County to receive new voting equipment for 2018 elections | Ingham offices close Tuesday after virus hits computers

Minnesota: New push to change voting technology in Minnesota | Secretary of state's office targeted for budget cuts

Mississippi: Changes for Biloxi voters | Election preparations get final check off | Pro Tip: Go to the polls, but lay off the selfies | Jackson Co. voting expected to run smooth | Meridian officials prepare for primary elections | DeSoto voters go to the polls

Montana: Odd election date leads to polling place confusion in Montana | Ballots for House race mailed out

New Hampshire: Proposition aims to tighten voting requirements

New York: Future of voter access measures uncertain in state Senate | New York's 'I Voted' sticker design survey has 'temporary' glitch

Ohio: New electronic poll books will greet Jefferson Co. voters | Bucyrus ready for primary elections

Texas: Court sets trial that could alter Texas voting maps in 2018 | Pasadena, a voting rights battleground, prepares for pivotal elections | Court sets July 10 on Texas redistricting maps

Virginia: Virginia elections agency stops issuing guidance on potentially illegally signage

Monday, 01 May 2017

April 29-May 1, 2017

Alabama: Volunteer group helps others register to vote | Franklin commission holding public hearing on voting changes

Alaska: If Senate agrees, new House bill would make voting easier

Connecticut: Berlin considers reducing polling places due to low interest

Florida: Police investigating allegations of absentee ballot fraud in Sweetwater | Escambia elections office already prepping for 2018 vote

Georgia: Civil rights groups push to reopen registration

Hawaii: All-mail balloting bill dies in final hour of conference

Illinois: Scott Co. clerk defends voter rolls

Louisiana: Voting rights on trial on The Bayou

Maryland: Legislative audit questions voter registration security | Auditors say MD election board put voters' personal data at risk

Massachusetts: Marblehead considers whether to keep electing town clerk

Mississippi: Secretary of state tours Mississippi, talks elections

Montana: Two separate elections in one month causing confusion | Odd election day leads to closed polling places in Montana | Cascade Co. elections office getting ready for special election

Nevada: Nevada looks at replacing aging voting machines

New Hampshire: What would changing registration rules in NH mean for student voters? | GOP-backed election bill may complicate voting for homeless

New Mexico: Clerk's office prepares for Tuesday election | Expect long lines to vote Tuesday

New York: Finalists for NYC's new 'I Voted' stickers announced | Election reformers make case for early voting in NY

North Carolina: Judges side with Cooper, temporarily block latest attempt to remake elections board | Governor sues to stop elections board overhaul | Commissioners say no to special election | Raleigh may expand early voting for city council election | Ashland Co. will not have primary election | Brunswick man recounts being accused of voter fraud

Ohio: Electronic poll books will debut on Tuesday | County voters will be welcomed to polls with electronic check-in | Electronic pollbooks to be used Tuesday

Pennsylvania: Elections office seeks to fill ranks of local boards for May 16 primary

Rhode Island: Legislators consider making post-election audits law in RI | Newsmakers: Secretary of state Nellie Gorbea

Texas: Lubbock commissioners approve new election precinct maps for 2018 | Former elections administrator won't file complaint | Battle of Flowers causes pause in early voting

West Virginia: Secretary of state releases report on first 100 days

Wisconsin: AG contradicts himself, says voter fraud probe is open

Wyoming: Outreach continues as sixth-penny election looms

Friday, 28 April 2017

April 28, 2017

Arkansas: County to try voting centers

California: Moving primary gaining traction

Florida: CP Interview: Orange Co. SOE Bill Cowles

Illinois: Partial recount to start May 9 in Normal mayor's race | Election board enters settlement agreement with DOJ

Kansas: Women for Kansas look at voting reliability

Massachusetts: Pembroke town clerk welcomes new voting machines

Michigan: Alma approves resolution for voting equipment purchase | House passes bills disallowing party names, logos on ballots

Mississippi: Secretary of state visits Starkville to talk voter education

Montana: Odd election date closes some polling places

Nebraska: Ricketts vetoes bill that would grant voting rights to newly-released felons

New York: Groups ask NY to allow early voting

North Carolina: GOP lawmaker backtracks on voting plan

Ohio: County officials want help with old voting machines | Butler Co. moving to e-poll books | Mahoning elections board adding new online reporting system | E-poll books may update voting process in county | Latta: Postal service vows faster delivery

Oregon: As ballots hit inboxes, election officials push online tracking

Pennsylvania: Philly prisons ramp up voter education for inmates

Rhode Island: RI tackles issues with non-existent voters on file

Tennessee: Shelby Co. elections folks offer classes for deputy registrars

Texas: Minority groups want trial on Texas voting maps before 2018 | Tarrant Co. needs bilingual poll workers

Virginia: McAuliffe says he has broken US record for restoring voting rights | Website helps felon restore voting rights

West Virginia: West Virginia narrows poll restriction on electioneering

Thursday, 27 April 2017

April 27, 2017

National News: Holder: President's election fraud claims are laying foundation for voter suppression

Alabama: Houston Co. plans for special election | Moore plans to move two polling sites | Lauderdale Co.'s largest polling location has been moved

Illinois: Woman arrested for voter fraud in Macon Co.

Louisiana: House lawmakers nor keen to restore vote to some ex-felons | Let 70K ex-felons vote? No, says Louisiana House committee

Maine: Lewiston rep seeks to make voter registration automatic | Judicial branch speaks out against bill to have courts review citizen initiatives

Massachusetts: Three MIT scholars awarded prestigious Carnegie fellowships

Michigan: Ingham Co. voters will use new equipment this fall

Mississippi: Judge mulls whether to delay election challenge

Montana: Voters confused over multiple ballot elections | Special election ballots are keeping Gallatin Co. courthouse busy

Nebraska: Election commission open for longer early voting

New York: LWV, legislators push for voting reforms | Election reformers make case for early voting

North Carolina: Extended voting hours would be discouraged under bill | Moore Co. men convicted of voter fraud | DA's office decline to prosecute case involving alleged voter fraud | Governor asks court to block elections law measure | Woman fulfills mom's dying wish by voting in her place | DA cites 'compassion' for not prosecuting voter fraud case | Senate OKs elections changes

Ohio: Latta continues probe of USPS delivery of absentee ballots

Texas: Stakes are high for Texas voting laws with 2018 election looming | McAllen notes surge in mail-in ballot applications

Virginia: Augusta Co. to get new voting machines for June primary

Washington: Better voting access tends to help Dems. So why is a rural Republican championing it?

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

April 26, 2017

Alabama: Bill would eliminate requirement to give reason for voting absentee | Special election will cost Houston Co. $29K | Commission approves moving Greenhill voting box for special election

Arizona: Ducey to decide if voter registration controversy repeats

Arkansas: Benton Co. seeks funding for upgraded voting machines

California: Contra Costa Co. becomes first in country to try new teen voter app

Georgia: Bacon going back to one polling place

Indiana: Lawson says DHS is acting in violation of Indiana Constitution

Kentucky: Election board looks at new polling places

Maine: House rejects requiring voters to show ID

Michigan: State audit stirs challenger in Detroit clerk race | Questions swirl around Macomb Co. clerk

Mississippi: Hosemann concerned about low voter turnout

Nebraska: Ricketts won't sign bill to restore felons' voting rights sooner

Nevada: Same-day voter registration gets OK from Senate

New Mexico: New task force aims to boost voter registration

New York: Skoufis secures new voting location for Whispering Hills residents

North Carolina: Should NC drop literacy requirement for voting? House wants to update constitution | General Assembly overrides Cooper's election board veto | Badin against possible polling place change

Ohio: Board of elections testing machines | State senator revives push for modern voting equipment | Granville High School student seeks teen voting

Oregon: Dennis Richardson unveils complex redistricting plans

South Carolina: Fifteen Sumter Co. precincts will be realigned for next election

Tennessee: Students now able to earn volunteer hours for election work

Texas: Cameron Co. to use old-style ballots in upcoming election | House committee mulls changes to mail-in ballots | Williamson Co. commissioners court adjusts election precincts | Anticipating 500+ absentee ballots, McAllen approves Signature Verification Committee

Virginia: Filing mix-up sends Roanoke Co. election officials back into 2016 records | Lynchburg registrar's office now located at Kemper Street Station

West Virginia: Voter turnout up in Morgantown, but still room to improve | Clerk: Smooth election day for Morgantown

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

April 25, 2017

Alabama: City, state won't combine ballots

Florida: Newly elected official pledges to bring OVR to Lake Co. by this fall | Outgoing Orange Park mayor questions election result | Could Fla. voters soon drop off mail-ballots in more places?

Georgia: More early voting sites may be added for runoff | Computer experts petition Ga. for more transparency in voting systems | Lawsuit: 2015 redistricting violated black voters' rights | Alpharetta mayor announces candidacy for secretary of state

Kansas: Judge's ruling gives Kobach time to prepare for appeal

Maine: Ranked choice voting coming to Maine unless Legislature says no

Maryland: Montgomery election board to review registration practices

Michigan: Residency of Macomb Co. clerk uncertain

Montana; Election manager says accuracy is paramount | Election administrators deal with ballot confusion; Missoula tries new due by date stamp | Senate rejects mail-ballot measure for special election

Nebraska: Lawmakers pass bill to restore felons' voting rights sooner, unclear if governor will sign

North Carolina: Senate overrides Cooper's veto on elections board bill | Senate completes its part in overriding elections board veto

North Dakota: Burgum signs voter ID bill | Attorney: ND voter law still unconstitutional

Ohio: Indicted BOE director, employee take plea deals

Texas: Elections Dept. replaces voting machines in Sullivan City after battery problems | Long lines reported as early voting gets underway in Corpus Christi | Faulty machines briefly delay early voting in Sullivan City | Recent rulings that Texas' voting laws discriminate put pressure on state | With early voting comes mobile app to inform you on ballot | Suspected voter fraud in Grand Prairie fits same pattern | Concerns fiesta could affect early voting | Commissioners to consider new voter precincts

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board votes against certifying special election

Virginia: Charlottesville electoral board tests voting machines

West Virginia: Secretary of state visits county clerks in Northern Panhandle

Monday, 24 April 2017

April 22-24, 2017

National News: President was going to investigate voter fraud, what happened?

Alabama: New voter registrar appointed

Arkansas: As elections association comes to end, NW officials look to form replacement

California: Secretary of state takes youth voter drive to Linden

Florida: County mulls reduction of voting precincts

Georgia: DeKalb officials demand new early voting sites for runoff

Illinois: Lake to spend $1.1M on voting machine upgrade | DuPage voter registrations don't add up, group alleges | Danville elections chief leaving for private sector

Indiana: Inactive voters purged in Elkhart | Holcomb signs voter registration bill

Kansas: Judge stays order for Kobach to turn over documents

Massachusetts: Longtime elections commissioner chair looks back on an American career

Missouri: New Madrid Co. ballot mix-up could lead to special election

Montana: Moore explains voting process for special election

Nebraska: Panel advances voter ID constitutional amendment | Secretary of state candidate speaks to local GOP

Nevada: Nevada flirts with primaries

New Hampshire: NH advances bill to clarify postponed election results

New Mexico: Secretary of state announces Native American voting group

New York: 10 things to know about women's voting rights in NY

North Carolina: 508 ineligible voters cast ballots in '16 according to NC BOE |Tallying NC voter fraud: Felons, non-citizens and a dutiful daughter | Cooper vetoes bill on elections | State finds 15 voting irregularities in Alamance Co.

Ohio: Husted removes Lucas Co. BOE member | Secretary of state press secretary steps down | E-pollbooks coming to an election site near you | Franklin Co. gets poll pads

Pennsylvania: For Philly's voter fraud reputation, more poll watchers may be the cure

South Dakota: Barnett announces bid for secretary of state

Texas: County gets glimpse of voting tech |Denton Co. elections faces biggest challenge yet | Judge considering special master to oversee disabled voter access to polls | Reports of voter fraud in West Dallas have 'deeply troubled' officials | Dallas DA investigating mail-in ballots | Webb Co. voting precinct out of compliance

U.S. Virgin Islands: Sarauw leads after count, now she just has to win

Utah: An early departure for Chaffetz would cost big money

Wisconsin: Late absentee ballots more than doubled after deadline moved up