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Monday, 16 October 2017

October 14-16, 2017

National News: Senator wants Kaspersky out of US voting systems| Wary of hackers, states move to upgrade voting systems | States try to secure their voting systems ahead of 2018 | DHS and top election officials finally meet to begin hashing out 'critical infrastructure' designation | Voter fraud commission researcher arrested on child pornography charges

Alabama: Elections officials remain confused over which felons may vote

Arkansas: Columbia Co. earns award for 2016 election pilot project

California: Governor signs Gloria and Weber's county election reform bill | Lawmaker wants to make ranked voting method constitutional | Two new remote access vote-by-mail systems approved by secretary of state

Colorado: Boulder Co. ballots, election equipment pass tests

Connecticut: State, local officials preparing for more cyber attacks on voting systems | Secretary of state stresses importance of voting | Registrars complete state-mandated audit of ballots

Florida: Closed primary election draw scrutiny | Polling place changes for November election

Georgia: Conyers tests new voting machines that include paper ballot | First test starts Monday for new paper-ballot machines in Georgia

Illinois: Peoria, Springfield are examples for consolidation

Iowa: Lederman answers questions about Iowa voter registration

Louisiana: Mail-in ballot turnout surprises Caddo registrar | Voting precinct forced to relocate after building fire

Maine: Dunlap says he's hear nothing from WH panel

Maryland: Alec Ross, candidate for governor, pitches voting by mail, online and in jails | Election officials talk logistics for write-in city candidates

Massachusetts: Ranked-choice voting bill finds support at hearing

Michigan: Kent Co. voters will see new voting equipment in November

New Jersey: What's that new language on NJ election site?

North Carolina: Voting defamation suit seeks to widen net, accuses GOP attorneys of conspiracy | Wake Co. judge rules on App State early voting site

Pennsylvania: York group rallies to give Pa. no excuse ballots

Tennessee: Election commission approves Hawkins Elm. as new Rogersville polling place

Texas: LWV gets grant to mitigate voter ID law | Gregg Co. voting change about convenience | LWV files suit against secretary of state

Utah: What to know about canceled elections and voter registration

Virginia: Brentsville Historic Centre will be an in-person absentee voting center

West Virginia: Poll workers fail to add early voting ballots, but outcome of road bond is unchanged

Wisconsin: Wauwatosa schools not on the list of polling places for 2018

Friday, 13 October 2017

October 13, 2017

National News: Even liberal states have tough voting requirements because parties like it | Voter fraud commission violates federal law, lawsuit says

Arizona: AZ voter registration system no longer considered to be targeted by Russian hackers

California: Brown signs bill that could change San Diego Co. elections process

Connecticut: Voter technology to be routinely audited by secretary of state

Georgia: Election office prepares for early voting period

Illinois: Can we get by with just three election judges

Indiana: Allen Co. tabs new early voting site

Kentucky: State board of elections launches redesigned website

Massachusetts: Acton senator's ranked-choice voting bill sees sizable support in hearing | Rep. Crocker supports effort to reimburse cities and towns for early voting

Michigan: From hanging chads to voting machines, Ruth Munzel calls it a career | Kent Co. gets new voting equipment

Missouri: Voter ID options explained

Montana: County commissioners reviewing election of elections administrator

Nebraska: State senator renews call for voter photo ID | Murante says election concerns argue for voter photo ID

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. clerk's office refutes GOP election claims | State rules Atlantic Co. clerk's office has proper procedures in place

New York: 'Beyond Suffrage' exhibit presents 100 years of women's political activism | Voting machines tested for upcoming election

Ohio: Franklin Co. to buy BOE building for $7.5M

Pennsylvania: Boilea leaving as director of elections

South Carolina: County: No voter turned away

Tennessee: Changes on the way to how people vote in Rutherford Co.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

October 12, 2017

National News: Obama-linked group asks for temporary injunction against voting fraud commission

Alaska: Absentee ballot tally brought vote counting for municipal election to a close

Colorado: Routt Co. elections team: Come try the new voting equipment

Connecticut: Greenwich election audit turns up uncounted votes

Florida: Florida's long-awaited voter-registration site live, but not complete | Proposal calls for elected secretary of state

Georgia: Emory area will be included in Atlanta election if annexation approved

Illinois: Kane Co. Clerk's Office partners with LWV to promote voter registration

Indiana: Early voting sites changing in '18 | Election Board: Satellite voting centers to remain | Early voting will continue thanks to new south-side location

Louisiana: New Orleans early voting portends weak turnout Saturday

Michigan: Homecoming provides opportunity to test run new voting equipment | Macomb Co. clerk battling again with county, union officials

Missouri: Saturday election proves successful according to BOE

New Hampshire: Amid internal tension, Gardner stands by voter fraud commission | Judge merges 2 lawsuits challenging NH voter law

New Jersey: Are NJ's voting machines vulnerable to hacking?

North Carolina: Election results came in late for Raleigh City Council

Pennsylvania: Pedro Cortes, Pa. secretary of state, steps down

Rhode Island: Block's 'voter analysis' debated before RI elections board

Tennessee: NAACP-Murfreesboro to host forum on Rutherford Co. election changes

Texas: County ditches STAR-Vote's innovative voting system

Washington: New push coming for automatic voter registration

Wisconsin: Campus leaders advocate for out-of-state student voting rights | Voter fraud case dropped

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

October 11, 2017

National News: US voting machines susceptible to hacking by foreign actors | The race to secure voting tech gets an urgent jumpstart | After Russian election hack, U.S. security advisors form group to make 2020 race unhackable | Democratic member isn't sure of voter fraud panel will ever meet again

Florida: Johnson named 'I Voted' contest winner | Manatee school board urged to reconsider special election

Georgia: Atlanta Hawks players and staff kick off the RISE voter registration program

Iowa: Linn Co. residents have few options for early voting

Maine: Waterville moves polling place

Massachusetts: Occupy Natick to hold ranked choice voting presentation | Springfield to employ robo calls to remind people to vote | Lynn reprints Ward 3 election ballots after spotting an error

Michigan: County's election equipment supplier opens first Michigan office

New Hampshire: Lawmakers weigh expanding SB3 wrongful voting penalties

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. GOP raise more questions about the clerk's office

New York: NY inches its way toward easier ballot access | 'Vampire Removal' ads in NY promote voter registration

North Carolina: Deadline to register is Friday, except for one-stop voting           

Ohio: Better safe than sorry: BOE tests voting machines twice | Candidate uses security breach at election headquarters to campaign on transparency | Elections board to have job fair

Tennessee: YCEC sets guidelines for vote centers | How pumpkin went from ordinary cat to Athens celebrity

Texas: Appeals court declines bid to speed up voter ID ruling

Virginia: Virginia voters ditching touchscreen machines for paper ballots | William & Mary Law students help convicted felons restore their right to vote

Wisconsin: UW-Madison: 2016 campus voting campaign successful, despite drop in turnout

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

October 10, 2017

National News: Hacker study: Russia could get into US voting machines | US governors, hackers, academics team up to secure elections | Electionland wins online journalism award

California: Menlo Park: Election reformers recommend ranked choice voting | Ventura approves change to elections

Colorado:  Clerk and recorder pilots new tracking service for voters

Connecticut: New Haven, Cheshire polling places selected for audit

Florida: Head of state elections supervisors 'very pleased' with rollout of new OVR system | Plant City polling site moves due to traffic

Indiana: School admin building could be vote center in 2018

Louisiana: Early voter turnout mixed locally | Early voting in NOLa may have been reduced by weather, but still on par with 2010 | There's been a 'staggering decline' in Louisiana state election turnout, LSU research shows

Michigan: New voting equipment will be available next month

New York: Deadline looms to declare party affiliation for next year's New York primaries | Cattaraugus Co. extends hours

North Carolina: District attorney, nonprofit spar over handling of alleged voter fraud cases | With more polling places, Wake Co.'s early-voting turnout sets a record | Woodhouse replaced as Wake elections chair

North Dakota: Fargo commissioners disagree on election reform

Ohio: Summit Co. BOE building unlocked when closed for Columbus Day

Rhode Island: Dispute arises over potential loophole in mail balloting

Tennessee: Montgomery Co.'s first all-local primary | Ranked choice voting faces repeal effort

Texas: Voter registration deadline could affect Harvey evacuees

Utah: Park City voters must soon put their names on the rolls

Monday, 09 October 2017

October 7-9, 2017

National News: If Russia comes calling, Feds and states united for election cybersecurity | Election fraud panel leader sought to weaken federal voting rights, documents show

Alabama: In wake of reports, Alabama clarifies that some felons can vote despite debts

Alaska: Absentee, early ballots boost turnout, but still short of 2016 numbers | No change in Sitka elections following absentee count

Arizona: Secretary of state: Arizona's election hacking was 'much ado about nothing'

California: Mendocino responds to grand jury reports | Last year's costly special election has council looking for alternatives

Florida: Leon Co. gets online voter registration system | Florida's population grows, but list of active voters shrinks

Georgia: Gwinnett says it's making 'enormous strides' towards Spanish-language materials | New elections building should be done this month

Illinois: Kane Co. could save thousands of dollars by using fewer precinct judges

Indiana: Newly registered teen voters in Hobart, Hammond ineligible for Nov. 7 special elections

Iowa: Monticello native in center of Linn Co. election frenzy

Louisiana: Early voting suspended as Nate approaches | Early voting cut short as Nate approaches

Massachusetts: Beverly gets new voting machines | New election commissioner hoping Nov. 7 will see larger turnout

Michigan: New voting equipment coming to Georgetown Twp. | New Berrien Co. voting equipment to be demonstrated

Minnesota: GOP governor hopefuls all back voter ID | Ranked-choice voting alters calculus in races | How ranked choice voting works

Mississippi: New election commissioner observes process

Nebraska: Overstreet eager to begin role as election commissioner

New York: Genesee Co. buys new voting equipment

North Carolina: Early voting turnout 230 percent larger than 2 years ago

Oklahoma: Lawmaker resignations cause growing special election costs for state

Rhode Island: Emails reveal maneuverings around elections board director's job

Tennessee: Nellie Anderson to retire as Stewart Co. election administrator

Texas: New voting machines to be more efficient, secure | Group aims to register 1K Latino voters for Hispanic Heritage Month | $1M worth of iPads mostly unused after being purchased for local elections

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections system office on St. Croix destroyed; St. Thomas-St. John office in operation

Virginia: Washington Co. voters will use paper ballots | Paper ballots make a comeback in Virginia this fall | Arlington election officials finding a steady, manageable level of interest

West Virginia: Secretary of state's office confident in electronic voting machines

Wyoming: Falling on 'deaf ears': County clerks work toward replacing aging voting equipment | Absentee ballots are the only early voting option in LCCC election

Friday, 06 October 2017

October 6, 2017

National News: How civil rights groups are fighting president's voter fraud commission | Groups nationwide celebrated the centennial of civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer | Who's really in charge of the voting fraud commission? | Senate probe of alleged Russian election hacking inconclusive | Russian meddling in 2018 elections may prove difficult for Congress to stop

Alaska: Nearly 4K ballots outstanding in Fairbanks borough election

Colorado: Denver elections director and CIO share advice to secure elections

Connecticut: 2 Greenwich polling sites to be audited by state | Election results to be audited of New London polling locations

Florida: No complaints for Florida OVR system, few users so far | Leaders consider proposed constitutional amendment to allow more felons to vote

Kansas: Kobach plan for president included federal voting law changes | New service allows students, residents to receive local election reminders

Massachusetts: Recount leaves Holyoke race unchanged

Michigan: Bay Co. clerk files to run for House | Voting equipment set for election | Burton clerk, deputy clerk on leave after police launch investigation

New Jersey: Improper handling blamed for Atlantic Co. ballot mix-up

New York: 2018 looking like a busy year for Genesee Co. BOE | There's a winner in the 'I Voted' sticker contest | Election commissioners trying to find new polling location

North Dakota: Fargo elections task force member may seek citizens' initiative to get approval voting on ballot

Ohio: Pumpkin the cat celebrates 5 years with Athens Co. BOE

Pennsylvania: Officials discuss voter registration access at forum | Bucks Co. moves three polling places for November         

Tennessee: Electronic poll books to be tested | Local primary election in May will cost $150K, close schools

Virginia: State officials working to maintain voting integrity following hack attempt | Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre to be used for in-person absentee voting

Washington: Clallam canvassing board to look into one case of potential 2016 voter fraud | Wyman on push to get younger voters involved

West Virginia: More than 1800 precincts to be staffed for Saturday's vote

Wisconsin: Former Hudson mayor, assembly member appointed to state elections commission

Thursday, 05 October 2017

October 5, 2017

National News: Think AVR just benefits Democrats? Not necessarily

Alabama: Too poor to vote: How Alabama's 'new poll tax' bars thousands from voting

Arizona: Maricopa Co. touts changes as mechanism to easier voting process | Changes to make voting process more accessible, says county

California: Big changes coming to LA Co. elections | Monterey Co. elections office unveils new ballot design | Ex-Poway mayor sues over voting rights act

Florida: Closed primary elections draw scrutiny | Constitution Commission considers voting rights for NPAs, ex-felons

Georgia: N. Fulton early voting locations announced

Indiana: State denies consolidation law is voter suppression

New Jersey: Atlantic City GOP pol says he received mail-in ballot already filled out

North Carolina: Raleigh opens five additional early voting sites | Starting Wednesday you have more options for early voting

Pennsylvania: Judge: Lawsuit running out of time to alter 2018 elections | Keep your animals at home when heading to the polls

Tennessee: Tennessee man arrested on voter fraud charges

Texas: Harvey ruined county polling places | Lubbock Co. elections office reveals new voting machines | Judge blocks Texas secretary of state's office from giving voter info to WH panel | Harris Co. clerks says to early vote | How residents displaced by Harvey can cast a ballot in November

Virginia: Gloucester, Poquoson will use new voting machines in November | Prosecutor asked to investigate case of presidential nominee who apparently voted illegally

Washington: Secretary of state finds new cases of possible voter fraud | Secretary of state tell young voters to vote

Wisconsin: Democrat's bill restores elections commission staff

Wednesday, 04 October 2017

October 4, 2017

National News: Russian hacking fuels return to paper ballots | Justice Kennedy in hot seat in major voting rights case

Alaska: Voter turnout drops after strong showing in 2016

Arkansas: Benton Co. officials OK new voting machines

California: Voter registration in OC high schools: Nowhere to go but up

Connecticut: Stamford primary faces another recount

Florida: Will Florida banish the ghost of Jim Crow? | 2 paths to restoring felon voting rights in Florida

Georgia: Lawsuit claims House districts redrawn to remove minority voters

Indiana: Lawrence Co. will vote at 1 of 10 voting centers next election | Hammond polling location moved

Louisiana: Few are early voting for the Oct. 14 election

Minnesota: Gustavus students allowed, encouraged to participate in local elections

Nebraska: Overstreet appointed Hall Co. election commissioner

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. Republican committee requests investigation into ballot fraud

New Mexico: Workers sue state on paid time to vote | Technical issues cause long wait times for some Albuquerque voters

New York: Dems hope to close loopholes, open voting

North Carolina: Columbus Co. maintenance director makes recommendations on BOE building

Ohio: Clermont commissioners approve increase in poll worker pay

Pennsylvania: Student receive sweet reward when they register to vote

South Dakota: Krebs: WH panel can buy SD voter data

Tennessee: Memphis city council discusses ranked choice voting

Texas: Pasadena councils approves $1.1M settlement agreement in voting rights case | Texas high schools are supposed to help students register to vote | Russian hackers never targeted Dallas Co. elections | Commissioners approve central counting station at elections office

Virginia: Voting machines replaced to comply with state law

Washington: Secretary of state comes to CBC to talk upcoming elections

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

October 3, 2017

National News: US senator seeks cyber info from voting machine makers | Should Election Day be on a weekend? | New document shows inner workings of WH voter fraud probe

Arizona: Dems will try again to overturn 'ballot harvesting' ban

California: Governor signs one, vetoes one of Stern's civic engagement bills

Colorado: Garfield Co. to adjust precinct lines after election

Georgia: ACLU gets involved in county voting issue | Conservative group targets rural Ga. counties over voter rolls | Buckhead resident makes fighting voter apathy his full-time job

Kansas: Historic change may be coming to a ballot near year | GOP candidates for secretary of state respond to ACLU voting rights campaign

Louisiana: Advocates believe Louisiana's voting rights have been under attack | Tufts University studies voter engagement

Mississippi: Lauderdale supervisors approve purchase of new voting equipment | Forrest Co. board of supervisors approve new election commissioner | DeSoto commissioners cancel special election

New Hampshire: Club formed to fix voting system | Second batch of Gardner documents shows many asked him not to release their information to WH panel

Oregon: Elections offices reject votes due to 'non-matching' signatures

Pennsylvania: Berks Co. struggles to find poll workers for Election Day

Tennessee: Secretary of state on hand as Ravenswood students join in voter registration drive

Texas: New voting machines tested

Washington: Rep Rick Larsen talks to students about voting