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Wednesday, 08 February 2017

February 8, 2017

National News: New administration will keep 'critical' label on election systems | House panel votes to close EAC | Study examines modernizing voter registration | Administration official: Election infrastructure should be protected

Alabama: Washington Post fires back at GOP rep over voter fraud claims

Alaska: Municipality of Anchorage looking for election workers

Connecticut: Official's doubt administration's voter fraud claims

Florida: Lee elections website hacked for anti-ISIS message

Georgia: Hall elections board member charged with shoplifting

Indiana: Precinct consolidation planning begins in Lake Co.

Iowa: Discrepancy found in Dallas Co. election results

Kansas: Kansans caught in crosscheck system singled out for Kobach's voter fraud campaign | Kobach spars with ACLU over bill to close 'loophole' for proof-of-citizenship

Kentucky: Kentucky secretary of state responds to voter fraud investigation

Maine: Maine's High Court will hear case on ranked choice voting law

Mississippi: Proposed updates to election laws OK'd in Mississippi House

Missouri: Ashcroft says governor's offer isn't enough money for voter ID | Missouri officials' next step: Deciding how to pay for voter ID | Jason Kander launches group to advocate voting rights | Ashcroft appoints Brandon Alexander as co-director of elections division

Montana: GOP leaders oppose cheaper mail-ballot election to replace Zinke

Nevada: Assembly bill would address potential voter registration fraud | Lawmakers want to get rid of partisan primary elections

New Hampshire: State debates changing voter eligibility laws | Debate underway in Senate over 13-day residency requirement to register to vote | Proposed election law changes called unfair to students

New York: County appeals state supreme court ballot ruling | New York looks to reform onerous, antiquated voting rules | Polling sites to become ADA compliant

North Carolina: Durham considers ending primaries

Ohio: Springfield leaders want to avoid wasting money on special elections

Oregon: Secretary of state wants to make office nonpartisan

Pennsylvania: Somerset commissioners appoint elections board solicitor

Texas: Grand Prairie woman accused of voter fraud goes on trial | House honors retired election administrator

Virginia: Caustic debate unfolds in Senate as GOP moves to slow down felon voting restoration

Tuesday, 07 February 2017

Monday, 06 February 2017

February 4-6, 2017

National News: Executive order on voter fraud quietly stalled | McConnell: No money for voter fraud investigation | New look at modernizing voter registration | Analysis: Why voting rights advocates are worried about voter fraud probe | Vice president will head investigation into voting irregularities

Arizona: Secretary of state's office seeks peace with county recorders

Arkansas: Voter ID law debate | Filing would put Arkansas voter-ID amendment before public

California: No voter fraud suspected in Kings | Elk Grove city council fills vacancy by appointment, angering those who called for vote

Idaho: Legislature to fix election problem

Iowa: Proposed legislation centered on voting and elections raises concerns

Kentucky: Boyd clerk's office receives clean audit from state

Louisiana: St. John becomes first parish to appoint registrar under new rules

Michigan: Ottawa Co. to upgrade polling machines

Missouri: Missouri Republicans vow to fund photo ID implementation in tough budget year | County clerk Wagner resigns

New Jersey: Burlington Co. clerk's office moving

New Mexico: Clerks say voter fraud unlikely

North Carolina: Voter registrations at DMV nearly double in a year

Ohio: About 7,500 people once purged from Ohio rolls voted in November | Commissioners to fund stipend for elections board | Franklin Co. to use electronic poll books to speed voting process

Texas: County sets Feb. 13 hearing on countywide polling | Appeals court upholds judge's ruling on Pasadena elections in voting rights case | Complaint filed over Harrison mail-in ballots

Vermont: VT pauses automatic voter registration after problems | State in process of fixing error that caused ineligible voters to be registered | Town clerks weigh in on second recount in House race

Virginia: Precinct changes and new voting machines | Bill adding new hurdle to voter registration gets House approval | Manasass expands voting precincts

Washington: Opponents of e-voting in Washington call proposed bill 'dangerous' | Lawmakers want to revamp primary system

West Virginia: County clerk open to discuss voter records

Friday, 03 February 2017

February 3, 2017

National News: Still no executive order on voter fraud as president moves on

Alabama: Alabama congressman's unsupported claim that Dems rigged voting machines in his election | Voter fraud claims rooted in Alabama man's work

Alaska: Lawmakers consider protecting ballot selfies as part of free speech

Arkansas: County clerks push to replace aging voting machines | Filing would put voter ID before public vote

Florida: Nelson to meet with Gorsuch, but has concerns about voting rights | Dems back Election Day alert system bill

Georgia: Elections board chair seeking input on early voting wait times

Idaho: Misunderstanding more likely than fraud in Latah Co. voting incident

Illinois: DuPage Co. election commission director retires amid consolidation talks

Indiana: Lake's precinct reduction is now an emergency

Iowa: Election official says there's no money for voter ID education | Board approves canvass of special election votes

Maine: Senate asks High Court for opinion on voter-approved ranked-choice initiative

Michigan: Kalamazoo Co. clerks test new voting machines for August election | Clerks to meet with vendors | Michigan clerks debunk voter fraud claims

New Jersey: Two voters testify in election fraud trial

New Mexico: Judge hears voter fraud case

New York: VanNess to take on county election post

North Carolina: Cooper not tipping hand on whether he'll withdraw NC voter ID appeal

North Dakota: Voter ID bill easily passes ND House

Ohio: Shaffer honored for election efforts

Oregon: Deputy who yelled at voters violated law, says secretary of state

Tennessee: List of possible voter fraud includes on conviction | Election leaders seeking e-poll book funds

Texas: Webb Co. looking into purchasing new voting machines

Virginia: Three bills arise from Lynchburg ballot shortage

Wisconsin: GOP give law firm blank check for Wisconsin fight

Wyoming: Did felons vote in Park Co.'s general election?

Thursday, 02 February 2017

February 2, 2017

National News: Poll: 1 in 4 voters believe vote-fraud claims | President says it's illegal to be registered to vote in two states. He's wrong

Alabama: Secretary of state to launch 'refresh' of voter rolls

California: County registrar to run Lake Elsinore's election

Colorado: Kewanee native in charge of election app which earned international award | New Colorado rules raise cost of primary elections

Florida: Invalid votes spiked in Florida

Georgia: Kemp's personal response to a Democrat's search for voting data

Illinois: Champaign Co. board stands by consolidation of polling places

Indiana: Bill to force voting precinct consolidation on hold

Iowa: Election official: No extra money for voter ID outreach | Carlisle sophomore advocates for lower voter registration age

Kansas: City, townships voting location changes

Maine: Ranked choice voting advocates protest request for court intervention

Minnesota: Secretary of state talks elections in Glencoe

Mississippi: Early voting bill advances

Missouri: Ashcroft appoints co-directors of elections division

New York: Essex Co. ordered to release voting records, appeals decision

Tennessee: Rep. Cohen calls for shorter voting lines | Williamson Co. posts highest voter participation in November election

Texas: Nueces Co. commissioners hear from citizens about new voting centers | House Speaker Joe Straus calls for election reform | Commissioners hear concerns, praise for voting centers | Hays Co. voters call for paper ballots after issues with electronic election | Appeals court will decide if Pasadena voting rights case will change May elections

Utah: Bills advance seeking to shorten election lines

Vermont: House votes for new recount

Virginia: House passes bill to require proof-of-citizenship

Washington: Voter fraud is not an issue in Snohomish Co.

Wisconsin: Manitowoc Co. woman faces voter fraud charges

Wednesday, 01 February 2017

February 1, 2017

National News: The tale of a presidential falsehood: How voter fraud claim spread like a virus | Voter-fraud activist hedges his claims

Alabama: 'Restore my Vote' rally will focus on voter rights

Arkansas: House votes to revive state's voter ID law | AR House OKs bill to require voter ID at polls

California: Judge says San Diego Co. must change vote counting procedures

Connecticut: Redman completes term as registrar

Guam: Election commission gets budget approved

Illinois: Champaign Co. Dems reviewing precinct consolidation

Nebraska: Local election commissioner thorough in cleaning voter registration rolls

Pennsylvania: Citing conflict of interest, Centre Co. commissioners recuse themselves from elections board

South Carolina: SC House District 84 vacancy creates 'domino effect' | Election official arrested, accused of trying to influence voters | SC poll worker accused of telling people who to vote for

Tennessee: New voter app could bring Chattanooga better communications

Texas: Election changes ahead | Third election complaint filed with secretary of state

Utah: House committee passes bill to extend early voting period

Virginia: Constitutional amendment would strip governor of ability to restore voting rights

Washington: Republicans and Democrats offer competing voting-rights bills in Legislature | Wrong voter pamphlets sent to voters in Lake Stevens

Wyoming: Committee votes down presidential primary bill | House kills bill extending count of absentee ballots

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Monday, 30 January 2017

January 28-30, 2017

National News: Conservative groups press states to overhaul voters lists, combat fraud | President cites self-described voter fraud specialist in repeating debunked claims

Alabama: U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks backs presidents concerns about voter fraud | Forest Hill voting box could be moving

Arkansas: Benton Co. election officials begin new terms

California: State election officials reject claim of illegal voting

Connecticut: Three registrars of voters

Florida: 2016 city primary candidates file suit over results | Joint House resolution would restore felon voting rights after three years | January comes full circle for Volusia supervisor of elections

Georgia: Democratic lawmakers hope to expand voters' rights | Macon-Bibb lawmakers pass on election board action, for now

Idaho: Commissioners approve polling places

Illinois: YWCA heads McLean Co. voter registration effort

Iowa: Auditors weigh in on voter verification plans

Kansas: Special election adds urgency in Kan. voter registration lawsuit

Michigan: Detroit clerk addresses troubled election | No fraud in Detroit elections, says clerk after state audit | Winfrey: We need younger, tech-savvy poll workers | 'I know of no widespread voter fraud' | New election equipment will be digital, but with a real paper trail | Legislators again looking for voting, election changes

Minnesota: Minn. leaders doubtful of voter fraud claims

Mississippi: Judge: Lawsuit can advance in Mississippi election dispute

Missouri: Questions resurface as St. Louis Co. elections office postpones move to St. Ann

New Jersey: Five witnesses testify in election fraud trial

New Mexico: Proposed amendment would overhaul NM's voting system | Newly elected Curry Co. clerk dies

New York: Essex Co. ordered to release electronic ballot data

North Carolina: Local BOE already cleaning rolls

North Dakota: Voter ID again comes before the Legislature | Legislative committee looking at voter ID law tweaks

Ohio: Podiatrist to take seat on Lucas Co. BOE

Oregon: The future of voter registration is here--in Oregon | Richardson asks for legislation to limit his own powers

Pennsylvania: Judge sides with Mt. Pleasant supervisor testifying in voting precinct case

Rhode Island: RI ACLU: Some problems found in 2016 election

Tennessee: New Wilson Co. voter handbook now available

Texas: Denton Co. election overhaul underway| County might have violated open meetings law    

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board will ignore letter, intent of law

Vermont: Panel calls on full chamber to back recount in disputed election

Virginia: After bitter fight with governor over felon voting, General Assembly finds little consensus on reform

Washington: Judge rules in favor of voting system changes in Pasco

West Virginia: WV secretary of state's office already at work cleaning up voter rolls

Wisconsin: Federal court orders Wisconsin lawmakers to redraw district lines

Wyoming: House committee rejects voter ID bill

Friday, 27 January 2017

January 27, 2017

National News: WH postpones executive action on voter fraud | Many people are registered in more than one place | States are more likely to pass voter ID laws after GOP takes power, study finds | Illegal voting claims and whey they don't hold up | EAC commissioner underscores importance of congressional support for election assistance | Top Democratic super PAC makes voting rights a priority

Alabama: After local official won race due to voter fraud, secretary of state working to see him removed

Arkansas: Voter ID legislation moves to full House

California: Padilla: Election fraud 'nearly non-existent'

Colorado: Denver elections division wins prestigious international award | Ballot selfies one step closer to legalization

Florida: Ertel promotes trustworthiness in voting process | Feds order Pinellas to print ballots in Spanish and English

Georgia: DHS IG probing website scans | Augusta election officials watch obits to keep voter rolls current

Illinois: Local election officials welcome voter fraud probe

Indiana: Legislators raise concerns about precinct consolidation bill

Iowa: Auditors share views on voter verification

Kansas: County commissioner questions election official's comments on voter fraud | Kansas seeks citizenship proof from longtime voter

Maine: Secretary of state says he's certain there was no voter fraud in 2016 election

Michigan: Johnson: Michigan may boost post-election audits | Firm: No proof to voter fraud claims

Montana: Secretary of state: Voter fraud not a 'huge issue' here

New Jersey: President calls out NJ voter fraud, governor agrees | Local officials defend election system

New York: NY AG alleges 'gross negligence by city BOE

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. to update voting booths

Pennsylvania: Inactive voters in Westmoreland, Allegheny counties notified of pending purge | Warren Co. saw no reports of voter fraud, officials say

South Dakota: Does SD have voter registration fraud?

Texas: Hidalgo Co. voting machine replacement delayed | DOJ delay in ID case sparks concerns amid debunked fraud claims | Civil rights group asks judge to sanction state in voter registration suit | Elections official has plans to update office practices | 9 investigations on voter fraud that found virtually nothing

U.S. Virgin Islands: Rodriquez case turns into argument over elections system and new board law

Vermont: Recount resolution requires more debate

Washington: King Co. elections tests pre-paid postage for special election

Wyoming: House passes bill that would automatically restore voting rights for some non-violent offenders

Thursday, 26 January 2017

January 26, 2017

National News: President claims Pew report researcher as 'groveling'Voter ID lawsuits live on despite likely policy shift | President vows major investigation into voter fraud | State and federal election officials call president's fraud claims unfounded | President considers executive order on voter fraud | Voting rights advocates fear unfounded fraud claims will lead to more restrictive laws | Here's how voter fraud once tipped an election and why that doesn't happen very often | Wyden touts vote-by-mail

Alabama: How Alabama updates voter registration lists, addresses concerns of fraud | Merrill: Alabama elections are secure | Moore proposes moving two voting boxes

Arizona: County recorders call relationship with secretary of state 'dire' | No voter fraud in Arizona, officials say

Arkansas: House panel advances plan to reinstate voter ID law

California: How voter fraud could have happened in Calif., but probably didn't

Colorado: Secretary of state takes issue with DHS decision | Secretary of state says Colo. elections are clean

Connecticut: Claims of voter fraud an issue for Merrill

District of Columbia: Voter fraud in DC, Maryland and Virginia? What election officials say

Florida: Pasco elections supervisor disputes claims of voting fraud | Seminole elections chief defends integrity of voting | Official: Florida well equipped to combat voter fraud | Manatee official says no voter fraud in county | Hillsborough supervisor reacts to claims of voter fraud | St. Lucie Co. honors poll workers

Georgia: No 'illegal votes' in Ga., officials say

Iowa: GOP lawmakers say changes possible to ID bill

Kansas: Kobach says he advised president on voter fraud probe

Louisiana: Elections chief defends Louisiana's system | Rapides registrar of voters says voter fraud 'unlikely' in La.

Maryland: Voter fraud in DC, Maryland and Virginia? What election officials say

Massachusetts: MIT election data and science lab launches | Massachusetts' top election official calls voter fraud claims 'outrageous lies'

Michigan: Michigan voters may see new voting machines as soon as August | Clerk: New election software will streamline counting votes | New voting equipment coming to Livingston Co. | Wexford Co. clerk discusses replacement of voting machines

Minnesota: MN secretary of state: Claims of voter fraud 'false' and 'irresponsible' |

Mississippi: Senate likely to kill early voting, OVR | Noxubee Co. agrees to purge voter rolls

Missouri: Jackson Co. election board says more can be done to stop voter fraud | Voter fraud rare in St. Louis area

Montana: Valley Co. considers cutting polling places

Nevada: No evidence of voter fraud in Nevada, election official says

New Hampshire: NH bill seeks to better flag potential illegal voters

New Jersey: After fraud claim, NJ officials defend election system

New Mexico: Espaola ballots under scrutiny | Secretary of state blasts claims of voter fraud

New York: Republican elections commissioner is sure there is no local voter fraud

North Carolina: Detailed election data is still not available

Ohio: Ohio election's chief at odds with president over voter fraud claim | Hamilton Co. BOE reviewing claims of voter fraud

Oklahoma: Perryman bill introduced thumb print as form of voter ID

Oregon: Only two non-citizens voted in Oregon last year

Pennsylvania: Officials stand by integrity of election | Early voting and same-day registration in Pa.

Rhode Island: Gorbea criticizes claims of voter fraud

South Dakota: Krebs: Administration could study SD election system

Tennessee: 42 reports of potential voter fraud in Tenn. in 2016

Texas: Pasadena voting rights case heads to appeals court Feb. 1 | Texas officials deny voter fraud claims

Vermont: House panel calls for new recount in disputed election

Virginia: New voting methods coming to Manassas | Voter fraud in DC, Maryland and Virginia? What election officials say

Washington: Kuderer proposal for same day voter registration heard in Senate committee | Secretary of state: No evidence of voter fraud

West Virginia: Warner cheers voter fraud investigation, wants help to do same in WV

Wyoming: Wyoming voters would be required to show ID under proposed bill