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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

April 12, 2017

California: California election chief wants primary right after Iowa, NH

Georgia: Elections may merge some polling locations

Iowa: Democrats question GOP's spending on voter ID | Budget includes funding for voter ID initiative

Kansas: New machines a hit with early voters in Sedgwick Co. | Error occurs on two Sedgwick Co. polling machines | New voting machines online and working in Sedgwick Co. | Two Wichita polling machines cause problems | Marijuana reform petitioners cause stir at Wichita polling place | Voting goes smoothly

Massachusetts: Methuen to replace voting machines | Sherborn town meeting to have poll pad technology

Montana: Missoula officials change 8 polling places for special election | Judge won't halt special election ballots for appeal | Mail-in ballot drama leaves Park Co. scrambling

New Hampshire: Delayed vote still haunts Hampton Falls

New Mexico: No tacos for voters

North Carolina: Veto fight ahead over elections board rewrite | New Hanover included in lawsuit threat over voter rolls

Ohio: Hundreds of Butler Co. poll workers honored by election board

Oregon: Richardson extends inactive voter period | Oregon extends inactive voter status

Pennsylvania: DeLuca wants bill brought before committee

Tennessee: Election commission says good-bye to retiring Heck, welcomes new member | Chattanooga voters weigh in on runoff election costs

Texas: Laura Pressley appeals 2014 election challenge to Texas Supreme Court | Study: Voter ID campaign failed to prevent ID confusion | Plaintiffs applaud decision targeting voter ID law | Dallas pastor concerned about voter fraud | Dozens of Dallas voters get mail-in ballots they never requested

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board expected to count majority of remaining votes today

Utah: Navajo say Utah county can't dodge voting rights suit

Virginia: AG declines to issue opinion on voting machine security in Botetourt

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

April 11, 2017

Delaware: Bills would move local primaries; allow for early voting

Florida: Hogan: Election Day is just the tip of the iceberg as voting changes loom | Charlotte County's supervisor of elections lectures on 'The Rise of Radical Islam'

Georgia: Early voting in special election surpasses 21K

Idaho: Six polling places change for Canyon Co. voters this May

Iowa: Political back-and-forth continues over voter ID bill at Iowa Capitol | Four Democratic county auditor's consider secretary of state run in 2018 | House modifies election integrity bill | Brandstad: Iowa election reform should include earlier close | House modifying election integrity bill, sending it back to Senate

Kansas: New voting machines working well in Sedgwick Co. | Officials talk changes in voting process and polling locations ahead of election

Massachusetts: Methuen seeks bids for new voting machines

Michigan: Detroit unveils new voting machines | New voting equipment chosen for Livingston Co.

Missouri: Leader resigns as Nodaway Co. clerk

Montana: Judge's ruling opens ballot access in special election | Mail-in ballots will only have three names | Counties continue planning for special election | Missoula elections office expecting polling places, ballots to remain the same | Time running out for mail-only voting in U.S. House race | Proposal on absentee ballots moves forward | Bill would ask voters to prohibit someone carrying ballots

North Carolina: Senate halts ethics/elections merger bill for now

North Dakota: Arbor Park election taking shape, possibly with one polling site

Ohio: Gabriel wants to 'change the perception' of the BOE | City council mulls candidates for vacant seat

Oregon: State turns back elections complaint

Pennsylvania: Perry Co. voters inducted into PA voting hall of fame | State secretary praises county

Rhode Island: Polling place changes could affect recall election

Texas: Texas' voter ID law found illegal, again | Judge: Voting rights law intentionally discriminates | Lawmakers consider change for language interpreters | Residents claim signatures on some Dallas Co. mail-in ballots were forged

West Virginia: Commissioners look at new electronic voting machines | West Virginia's former secretary of state joins NYU

Monday, 10 April 2017

April 8-10, 2017

Alaska: Almost 80 percent of Anchorage didn't vote in the election. Here are some reasons why

Arizona: Secretary of state to AG: Is what I did legal?

Arkansas: Behind the headlines: Voter ID | Law bars simultaneous election board participation

California: Voting law meant to increase minority representation has generated more lawsuits than seats for people of color | Redondo Beach voters will cast mail-only ballots in May 16 runoff | With counting almost complete, turnout in LA's congressional primary is about 13%

Colorado: Two women face voter fraud charges

Florida: A push for ranked choice voting | State could let voters fix ballot signatures

Georgia: Forsyth Co. BOE talks new building, budget, hearings

Idaho: Ada Co. elections chief deputy preps for Ted Talk

Illinois: Coin toss to determine election winner

Indiana: IU students push for change of campus polling locations

Iowa: Pate confident voter ID law will streamline elections | Senate approves joint school & city elections

Kansas: 15 things to know about voting on Tuesday

Kentucky: Legislators change local option election law | Bill moves special elections to regular election cycle | County clerks excited about new election law

Michigan: Detroit getting new voting machines, bound statewide | Marysville population growth prompts new voting precinct | Berrien Co. seeking $509K for new voting equipment | Detroit department of elections reveals new voting system

Mississippi: Six Mississippians get voting rights back

Missouri: Election turnout only 14 percent in county--less than 10K ballots cast | Program gives students an insider view of elections | County clerk says map error didn't affect election

Montana: Bullock uses veto to insert May 25 mail-ballot option into other bill | Secretary of state: No change to candidate names on special election ballot | Bullock forces legislative vote on special election | Would-be candidates win court case, still won't be on ballot | Elections chiefs prepare for poll election | Cascade Co. elections officials pleased with governor's actions

New Hampshire: E-poll book trial program under consideration at the Statehouse

New Mexico: Governor pocket vetoes proposal to consolidate local elections | Vetoes of bills to increase transparency and to consolidate elections

North Carolina: Did felons vote in 2016 because their registrations were illegally altered?

Ohio: Hartley hires new attorney for upcoming state hearing | Hearing for suspended BOE member called off

Pennsylvania: Democrat's write-in victory challenged in court | Scandal-plagued Philly election taken to court | Berks students serve as poll workers

South Carolina: BOE knocks down polling place move

Texas: Hearing to consider lying on voter ID exemption form a crime

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voters largely skip out on special election

Virginia: Virginia Beach sends out 3K notices of polling place changes-with wrong map

Washington: Bill to add ballot drop boxes awaits governors signature

Friday, 07 April 2017

April 7, 2017

Note: Beginning March 31 through April 7, electionlineToday will be available before 9am each day.

National news: Startup Pushes Online Voting, But Can It Become Reality

Alaska: Close races in Anchorage election await results of absentee, questioned ballots

Arkansas: Now no more election board double duty

California: Santa Clara elections run afoul of voting rights law

Florida: Court filings allege fraud in Putnam County race | Court filings: Felons, non-residents and even dead people voted in Putnam County election | Winter Park City Commissioner delves into non-partisan election laws

Illinois: Koos, Tiritilli set sights on absentee ballots

Louisiana: Former Mayoral candidate files suit | #ourbayouvotes seeks to get out youth vote

Missouri: Did some Ozark voters receive wrong ballots

Nebraska: Voter registration to be offered next week

New Hampshire: Selectmen to hold hearing on election aftermath

New Mexico: Election Council visits high schools for voter registration

New York: Voting should be encouraged, not required

North Carolina: House OKs Elections, Ethics changes | NC House advances changes to elections oversight over veto threat from Cooper |No decision made on polling consolidation

Ohio: Hearing for suspended elections board member pushed to Monday | Brady Lake residents may vote to dissolve village | Early voting option available |Summit County Board of Elections chooses Tenex as electronic poll book vendor

Tennessee: UPDATE: Early voting ends Thursday for Chattanooga runoff races

Texas: Deadline for voter registration approaching

Virginia: Early rumblings within local parties set stage for JCC supervisors’ race

Thursday, 06 April 2017

April 6, 2017

Note: Beginning March 31 through April 7, electionlineToday will be available before 9am each day.

National News: State And Local Officials Wary Of Federal Government's Election Security Efforts

California: County promotes Baldwin to permanent post | Out of 23 People, 2 Candidates Set to Advance for L.A.'s 34th Congressional Seat

Colorado: Election watcher bill causing controversy in Colorado

Connecticut: Brookfield appeals suit over Dunkerton legal fees

Florida: Supervisor of Elections holds equipment testing | Senator: Duval Supervisor of Elections wants ability to opt out of new bill expanding absentee ballot collection | Charges Against Ex-Elections Supervisor Weeks Reduced to Five, But Warrant Stands | City election that almost wasn't

Georgia: Former county commissioner reacts to bilingual ballot vote | Elections bill with 26-month voter verification deadline sent to DealDeKalb County reverses plans, creates early voting location | How to vote early in DeKalb for Congress and Stonecrest elections

Illinois: DuPage could take weeks to count remaining ballots | A tied election in Tazewell County | Joliet Junior College board reflects on Klen's posthumous election winElection of dead woman to Joliet Junior College board 'emotional,' sister says |Irvin declares victory while Guzman waits for final ballot count | Kim not ready to quit close Mundelein race | Evanston Election results | Tight suburban mayor's race could signal GOP challenges in 2018McLean Co. Clerk: Normal mayoral results likely 2 weeks away; recount possible | Koos, Tiritilli set sights on absentee ballots

Kansas: Judge tells Kansas official to produce plan taken to President

Minnesota: Convicted felons slip through cracks

Mississippi: Special election for schools set for May 23

Nevada: Turnout fails to hit 10 percent for Clark County vote | 3 things to watch on legislative day 59

New Hampshire: Plan to ratify postponed elections fails

New Mexico: Las Cruces area high school has voter registration drive

New York: GOP's Lisa Grey leaves Board of Elections for Civil Court run | Board of Elections Hires New Chief Clerk for Brooklyn Borough Office

North Carolina: NC election worker charged with altering records to allow felons to vote |Report: Worker altered registration records | Hickory City Council opposes state bill to make local elections partisan

Ohio: Lucas County board member faces removal hearing | Looking for help: Poll Workers needed | Primary turnout expected to be low

Texas: Voter registration deadline Thursday | Voter Registration deadline is April 6Citizens wanted for committee after voting snafu | Texas must face Hispanic voting rights claims

West Virginia: Warner working with clerks to increase voter registration before municipal elections

Wisconsin: Columbia County reports light turnout for Tuesday election | Several community leaders unseated Tuesday

Wednesday, 05 April 2017

April 5, 2017

Note: Beginning March 31 through April 7, electionlineToday will be available before 9am each day.

National news: Election systems security

Alaska: Next year’s election to see all mail ballots | Voting locations see problems due to aging equipment

California: Results from LA's Congressional primary

Florida: Election Supervisor's Islam presentation raises eyebrows | Voting access bill watered down | Lawyer claims dead voters in Putnam County Sheriff race | House panel advances inter-state registry agreements |Gravley defeats Chatios for council

Georgia: Judge orders release of DeKalb records to investigators | Election officials Ok bilingual ballots for Hall County

Illinois: Jackson County prepares for local elections | Grammer elected Normal Township Supervisor| Hey Voters! Consolidated Election Day is April 4th | Winner in Rockford may not be named until after Election Day | Elections results are in | Webb City polling place sees low turnout | Evanston Mayor undecidedLentz, Kim in tight race for Mundelein mayor |McLoud Board race and bond issue decided today | Some Lake County school board members to change | Waukegan Mayors race winner | Watts polling place open; door around back | Perry County tries new election tech today

Iowa: Scott County to buy new voting equipment

Kentucky: Bevin restores voting rights for 24 felons who completed sentences

Michigan: $710K in state, federal funding to pay for voting machines

Missouri: KC voters come out in support for marijuana, animal shelter | Ferguson mayor elected to third term | County sees Election Day "hiccup" | Problems seemingly fixed in election equipment | Election Officials expect big turnout in St. Louis election

Nebraska: Polls open for Omaha primary

Nevada: Voters will have more options for casting their ballots by June 2018 primary | Municipal candidates square off in election today | Las Vegas vote centers debut to steady stream of voters

North Carolina: Ford's bill changes Board of Elections appointment powerLawmakers revive plan for combined state elections, ethics board | House GOP tries again on election oversight bill | Council says keep elections non-partisan

Ohio: Lucas County gives new board leader raise | Slow start for early voting | Early voting underway |Absentee voting open in Allen County | Everyone gets a cookie

TexasVoter registration deadline approaches for SA electionVoter registration deadline for Smith County approaches | Pasadena officials question voting rights appeal | Texans ready to vote in municipal elections |

Wisconsin:  Nickels claims third term as Manitowoc mayor | Richfield says goodbye to Poll worker who served 38 years | No waiting at polls today | Photos: Spring Election Day |Buske wins race he didn't run | Police presence outside Madison poll prompts extension

 

Tuesday, 04 April 2017

April 4, 2017

Note: Beginning March 31 through April 7, electionlineToday will be available before 9am each day.

Alaska: Anchorage is holding an election Tuesday
Arizona: Maricopa County considers move to mail-only ballots | Maricopa County voters can soon get replacement ballots at polls
California: Stern bills reach committee hearing Tuesday
Florida: House Panel advances inter-state Voter registry agreements

Georgia: Hearing scheduled on Gwinnett minority voting rights lawsuit | Secretary of State Brian Kemp sues over DeKalb election records | More than 8000 people have already voted ahead in April special election

Illinois: Election Day is Tuesday: Lots of contests on ballot, not many voters expected |April 4 Consolidated general election information |You may not have noticed but there is an election today |Jackson County prepares for local election | Election day brings choices for DeKalb County voters |Where to Vote in Highland Park Tuesday | 2017 Election Day voting information for southern Illinois voters |Will County loading Early Voting results first | Decatur Early Voting | Aurora early voting shows better numbers

Kansas: Fifteen early voting centers open this week

Maryland: Morgan elected to council by two votes

Michigan: Taylor candidate: Miscounted votes cost me school board seat

Mississippi: Voter Registration Deadline Today | County Supervisors debate school election decision

Missouri: Ferguson Florissant school board candidates weigh in on voting rights case |Local issues and candidates on spring election ballots | What to know before April 4-ballot

Montana: Ranked choice voting offers solutions to split vote dilemma
Nevada: Absentee ballots could become more accessible for Nevada disabled | Las Vegas,

North Las Vegas add convenience to casting a ballot North Carolina: County seeks new polling place

Ohio: Online Voter Registration In Place, Ohio Looks To Save Money And Time | WOSU Radio | Early Voting Starts Tuesday for May Primary | Voter Registration Deadline Monday | Early voting for primary underway

Oklahoma: Vying for the 5th ward Council seat
Tennessee: Feds: Votes bought in 2014 Monroe County sheriffs race

Texas: What's on the ballot: Deadline to register to participate in municipal, school board elections is Thursday

Washington: King County launches voter education fund

Wisconsin: Election Day in Manitowoc: What to know | Madison absentee voting numbers close to presidential primary turnout | Tuesday's ballot has varied races |Election Day races in Marshfield

 

Monday, 03 April 2017

April 1-3, 2017

Note: Beginning March 31 through April 7, electionlineToday will be available before 9am each day.

National: Why Republicans can’t find the big voter fraud conspiracy
Arizona: Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes' moves to shake things up leaves some rattled | Next year could bring end of Election Day as we know it Arkansas: Vote centers in works in Sebastian County

California: Here's why California counties can ignore a half-dozen election laws | Voting underway for special election to fill Becerra’s seat

Colorado: Colorado's 64 county clerks, 'out there on the front lines' Florida: Judge dismisses 4 more charges against ex-Flagler elections chief

Georgia: Gwinnett lawmaker announces bid for secretary of state | Ga. Secretary of State Brian Kemp says he's running for governor | Feds: ‘Security researcher’ behind KSU data breach broke no federal law

Illinois: Cook County sees record number of early voters | Early voting turnout low in Sangamon County with Election Day Tuesday | Illinois lawmakers debate young voter proposals

Iowa: Scott County hearing shows partisan divide on Iowa voter ID measure
Michigan: GVSU designated 'Voter Friendly Campus' | New Macomb County clerk at odds with board, employees

Missouri: Pettis County clerk offers Election Day reminders

Montana: Montana Mail Voting Bill Dead After Failed 'Blast' Motion

Nebraska: Nebraska lawmakers advance bill to restore felon voting rights sooner

New Hampshire: Voting rights March in NH | As NH considers letting towns upgrade polling tech, vendors show off wares in Concord

New Jersey: Christie action gives new rights to N.J. voters abroad

Ohio: Light turnout expected for the May 2 primary
Tennessee: Houston County defers purchase of voting machines
Virginia: McAuliffe announces Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week

 

Friday, 31 March 2017

March 31, 2017

Note: Beginning March 31 through April 7, electionlineToday will be available before 9am each day.

Arkansas: Sebastian County Election Commission seeks transition to vote centers
Arizona: Maricopa County report says 40,000 voter registration forms found sitting in boxes Florida: WH strategist Bannon won’t be charged in Miami voter registration probe | Voter registration deadline nears
Georgia: Lawmakers back voter registration bill
Illinois: Early voting continues through Monday
Kansas: WSU statistician: New voting machines ‘step in the right direction’ | Spanish language voting services available in Texas County
Louisiana: Secretary of State Tom Schedler talks voter registration and voter turnout Missouri: New voter ID measures approved by voters in November don't apply to Tuesday election | Voting equipment passes verification test for April election | Illegal immigrant indicted on voter fraud charges | One safe prediction about Tuesday's election: most people won't bother voting
New Hampshire: NH Senate passes controversial voting reform bill, 14-9, along party lines North Carolina: Challenge of Asheville councilman's voter registration fails
Ohio: Lucas Co. elections shake-up adds Gabriel, drops Kaczala | Elections chief: Ohioans must register soon for May primary
Texas: Corpus Christi leaders approve early voting locations | Hays County to appoint citizens committee on electronic voting equipment
Utah: Utah Navajos lose discovery bid In voting rights dispute
Washington: Tests show voting increase

 

Thursday, 30 March 2017

March 30, 2017

Note: Beginning March 31 through April 7, electionlineToday will be available before 9am each day.

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election panel answers questions on vote centers

California: Santa Clara Co.: Election error audit in the works | Election officials say mistake in Korean language ballots substantially smaller than previously thought | Glendale to issue emergency vote-by-mail ballots to residents this weekend | LA Co. clerk attempts to calm concerns about misprinted sample

Colorado: Home-schooled students learn the election process

Florida: Secretary of state could again be elected position | Senate continues to roll bill making secretary of state elected | House bill advances that would change Tampa election dates

Georgia: Voter registration approved for Fayette Co. high schools

Illinois: Spring Election: There's no rush to the polls

Kansas: Special election rare and costly

Montana: House committee tables bill to let counties use all-mail ballot in special election | Lawmakers kill vote-by-mail bill | Ravalli Co. commission supports vote-by-mail | Vote by mail bill likely dead after being tabled in committee

Nebraska: Bill sparks debate over felon voting rights

Nevada: Voting centers may become a fixture of all elections in Clark Co. |

New Hampshire: State Senate showdown Thursday over controversial NH voting law bill | New voter registration amendment requires stricter documentation | Offices ask Sununu to investigate voter fraud claims | GOP election reform bill expected to pass Senate

Ohio: Secretary of state approves Wood nomination | Additional space acquired for Perry Co. BOE

Pennsylvania: PA AG joins investigation into special election fraud complaints

Texas: City clears confusion over out-of-town early voting sites

U.S. Virgin Islands: Early voting begins for Senate seat

Virginia: Electoral board chair resigns | Dinwiddie board considers moving McKenney polls | JMU voting site among nation's friendliest

Washington: Pilot program saw increased voter turnout

Wisconsin: Elections commission warns of significant staff cuts