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2017

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

May 10, 2017

National News: Senator wants $160M to buy auditable voting machines

Alabama: County votes for election system | Voting change shows Neel still recovering

California: DMV accused of violating federal voter law | Voting rights group files new DMV lawsuit | New SJ registrar embraces technology | There were serious problems in 2016 for some voters who don't speak English, new report says

Georgia: Voter registration backlog complications special election runoff

Illinois: Local election authorities: Anti-hacking legislation not necessary

Michigan: Macomb Co. sues clerk who objects to moving to new office space | Talks ease dispute between county, clerk over move

Mississippi: Only six former felons got their voting rights back this year

Nebraska: Legislature votes to kill voter ID resolution

New Hampshire: NH House panel reviews proposed technical changes to Senate-passed voting bill

North Carolina: Caldwell Co. BOE staff receive honors

Pennsylvania: Will the Keystone Institute still be used as a polling place | County getting ready for primary election | Polling locations change for 2 Centre Co. precincts | Vote in Philly primary, you may win $5K

South Dakota: Voters may see open primaries amendment in 2018

Texas: Tabulation delay and new allegations about voter fraud | Denton council member loses fight over early voting locations | Each May vote cost more than the minimum wage

Virginia: Many polling places in Chesapeake have 'architectural barriers' to disabled voters, federal review says | City of Chesapeake to resolve ADA review of polling places

West Virginia: Reedsville mayor to attend election training course

Wisconsin: Wisconsin voter ID law proved insurmountable for many voters | Legislation to allow municipal officials to serve as election officials passes committee

Tuesday, 09 May 2017

May 9, 2017

Arkansas: Quorum Court rejects extra money for elections

Colorado: Open primary bill loses provision linking voters to parties | Open primary bill advances with changes | Rising star in elections field will be WHS graduation speaker

Florida: Elections officials purge 16 voters from Putnam Co. rolls amid election lawsuit

Illinois: House expected to amend auto voter bill | Rising star in elections field will be WHS graduation speaker

Iowa: Wellhausen reacts to new voter ID law | Franklin Co. elections board shares ADA-compliance app with Iowa

Kansas: Initiative takes aim aims to increase number of younger voters

Michigan: Macomb Co.'s new clerk can't stay out of trouble

Mississippi: Dispute over absentee ballots continues in Columbus | Laurel voters using paper ballots for runoff

Montana: Aging voting machines pose challenge for disabled, counties | Elections office prepares for upcoming election | Bozeman approves mail-in ballot for November election

Nebraska: Ricketts gets victory as lawmakers fail to override veto on felons' voting rights bill | Override of ex-felon voting rights bill fails

Ohio: In some Hamilton Co. precincts, no one showed up to vote in May 2 election

Oregon: Is Oregon ready for ranked choice voting?

Rhode Island: Cost of recall could top $150K

Texas: In Texas, almost all non-voters have a photo ID, but few understand the voter ID rules | Criminal investigation opens into West Dallas voter fraud after 'off-the-charts' accusations | Investigation underway into Dallas Co. voter fraud

Vermont: Clerks concerned election requests spurned by state

Monday, 08 May 2017

May 6-8, 2017

Alabama: 'It's going to be a large strain': JeffCo election officials prepare for summertime elections

California: Los Angeles Co. seeks input on the future of voting | Supervisors expected to approve new registrar of voters

Colorado: Unaffiliated voter bill raises questions

Florida: Judge unlikely to overturn Putnam sheriff's election

Illinois: Senate OKs AVR bill | Galesburg records reviewed most in cyber hack | Senators advance bipartisan AVR bill | County clerk concerned about AVR | Senator calls for more election security | Normal recount focuses on signatures

Iowa: Branstad signs controversial voter ID bill into law | Branstad signs sweeping voter ID bill into law

Kansas: Post-election voter registration battle continues in Kansas

Louisiana: Former registrar of voters 'knew almost everyone'

Maryland: Washington Co. towns still rely on hand-counting in elections

Michigan: Ottawa Co. buys new high-tech voting machines | County clerk will purchase new voting machines | House Dems want voter bill of rights added to state constitution

Mississippi: Primary system prompts voter complaint | Runoff, not coin toss, will decide race | Runoff election in Hannibal expected to cost less than anticipated

New Mexico: Nonprofit group pushes for open primary elections

New York: On the bus to Albany for better NY voting laws

North Carolina: Durham BOE names Bowens as new director of elections

Ohio: Husted officially enters governor's race | Voters to decide if primaries should end

Oklahoma: Fallin signs online voter registration bill

Texas: Bill to abolish 'one-punch' voting approved in House | Election Protection launches #KnowB4UVote campaign for municipal elections | Dallas Co. looking into voter fraud complaints | Court ordered 671 mail-in ballots under lock and key, here's what happens now | Vera plans to retire as county clerk

Virginia: Elections officials say hundreds of non-citizens were registered to vote

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?