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2017

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

May 17, 2017

National News: For voting rights advocates, court ruling is 'temporary' victory | What researchers of voter fraud see in new commission | Supreme Court order unlikely to deter voter restrictions

Alabama: iPads speed up lines to vote, but at what monetary cost?

California: Letters seek to shame neighbors into voting | Secretary of state welcomes new citizens, slams fraud commission

District of Columbia: DC to spend $3M to get clean up voter rolls | DC's primary election date is moving...again

Florida: Six Florida counties warned by Judicial Watch over voter rolls | Legislature fails to approve funding to join ERIC | Early voting sites among county budget requests

Georgia: Dunwoody gets shorted on early voting

Idaho: Election officials test voting machines, prepare for ballot count

Missouri: Ashcroft makes his mark on first legislative session

Montana: Ravalli Co. absentees at high level for special election | Missoula Co. ramps up for special election

New Hampshire: Voter ID bill moves forward | House committee recommends passage of bill requiring stricter ID

New York: Ann Patchett writing book about women's voting rights | Poughkeepsie voters delayed by poll book errors

North Carolina: Voter ID legislation not dead yet

Ohio: Democrat Kathleen Clyde declares for secretary of state | Sen. Frank LaRose declares run for secretary of state | GOP choice for elections board nixed

Oregon: Lane Col elections sees low turnout before deadline

Pennsylvania: Elections Director: Voter turnout better in Mercer Co. municipal primary | Wilkinsburg elections judge in jail; voters use emergency ballots | Some Wilkinsburg voters use emergency ballots because election judge was in jail | Officials: 'Standard' and 'quiet' primary election in midstate so far | Voters scarce in primary election | Election judge in jail; power issues delay voting at polling site | Poll worker: 'My doctor didn't even know there was an election today' | At Philly polls, no lines, no waiting, but some signs of better turnout

Texas: Whistleblower alleges voter fraud extends into Dallas Co. | New details in Dallas mail-in ballot fraud investigation | Pasadena election volunteer files complaint with secretary of state

Virginia: Political parties at odds over voter ID | Albemarle Co. changes voting location

Wisconsin: Rep calls on Walker not to enforce ID law for 2018 | Five elections staff approved despite Walker recommendation | Manitowoc Co. woman sentenced for voter fraud | Lawmakers reject Walker's election commission staffing cuts

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

May 16, 2017

Arkansas: Benton Co. will seek funds for vote devices

California: Will Tuesday's voting locations be under-funded, under-staffed? | Poll workers still needed for Tuesday's LA elections

Colorado: Weld Co. commissioners approve $500K in new voting equipment

Connecticut: Town registrars complete certification

District of Columbia: DC Council to consider moving primary date--again

Florida: Elections supervisor proposes 2 new voting precincts

Georgia: One last push to register voters | Gwinnett minority voting rights lawsuit clears big hurdle | County seeks input on voting precincts

Indiana: Lawson says no pressure from White House after appointment

Kansas: Kobach stymies ACLU's use of voting policy files | Kobach: Commission 'not set up to prove or to disprove' president

Maine: Angus King: Voting equipment could see 'sophisticated cyberattacks'

Michigan: Switch to new voting equipment will reduce election service fees

Mississippi: Behind the scenes of elections | Hattiesburg council expresses concerns about voter confusion

Montana: Over half of special election absentee ballots already returned in Missoula Co.

New York: Assembly working to improve voter participation | Pushing back, BOE head insists on 'personal responsibility' for voters

North Carolina: Supreme Court declines GOP bid to revive voter ID law | SCOTUS won't recuse NC voter ID law; GOP leaders say they will try again | Voter ID, early voting changes still rejected | Stein: NC voters victors in SCOTUS decision

Ohio: Provisional ballots reviewed | New voting machines tope of Ashtabula Co. meeting | Husted to fill elections board vacancy today

Oregon: Deschutes Co. unveils new ballot system

Pennsylvania: Warm weather should bring out voters | North Beaver woman is 'smiling' elections judge

Texas: Census numbers probably underestimated Hispanic voter turnout in Texas

Virginia: New voting precinct proposed for Alexandria

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Election Commission staffing levels up for vote

Monday, 15 May 2017

May 13-15, 2017

National News: Experts say commission is a solution in need of a problem | ACLU files FOIA demanding facts behind voter fraud claim | Critics call panel a sham

Arizona: Maricopa Co. recorder calls voter fraud commission a waste of time, money

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election panel to review vote center plan | Policy set on extra polling site requests

California: Padillia's statement on election integrity commission

Florida: From on the ballot to in the polling place

Georgia: An all-out push underway to register voters | 3,736 new voters registered in 6th District

Illinois: Washington Co. disputes voter roll allegations | Monroe Co. to purge voter rolls, but argues against accusations | Voting system boss disputes claims Sangamon has bad voter rolls

Kansas: A seeker of Kansas voter fraud gets a national stage | Kobach's office shares documents from meeting

Indiana: Lake Co. starts review of small polling places

Louisiana: Voting irregularities found in Pearl River vote

Maine: Maine secretary of state named to voter fraud panel

Minnesota: MN secretary of state rips voter fraud commission

Mississippi: Officials working to clear up voter ID card confusion

Montana: Woman shares why she has volunteered each election day for nearly 20 years

Nevada: Man facing felony charges in NV voter fraud case

New Hampshire: Gardner says concern about lack of voter confidence prompted him to say yes

New Jersey: Booker calls president's commission a 'voter suppression effort'

New York: Teens lobby Legislature to lower voting age | Newly released records shed light on voided Poughkeepsie absentee ballots

North Carolina: Delay saves county money on voting machine purchase

Pennsylvania: New voting machines a resounding success

Rhode Island: Police officers among RI voters not registered at home address | RI leaders slam president's commission on election integrity

Tennessee: Polling right along

Texas: Reaching across aisle, legislators target voter fraud at nursing homes | Decades of voter fraud worries in West Dallas, but never a year like this | Some Killeen residents bewildered by mail-in voting | Election officials to recount votes in mayor's race

Vermont: Condos calls establishment of elections commission a 'flawed mandate' | Leahy, Condos slam 'election integrity' commission

Virginia: County officials take new voting equipment for a test drive

Washington: Ballot box bill could raise cost of local elections, opponents say

Wyoming: Murray says no evidence of significant illegal voting in Wyo

Friday, 12 May 2017

May 12, 2017

National News: White House launches a commission to study voter fraud and suppression | President signs executive order creating voter fraud commission | Despite little evidence of fraud, White House launches voting commission | Democratic lawmakers decry president's voter fraud panel| Jackson calls commission to investigate voter fraud a fraud | Civil rights groups fume over choice of Kobach to head voter fraud panel

Arizona: Voting in Tucson election? Don't mail your ballot; drop it off

Connecticut: Merrill critical of president's review of alleged voter fraud

Florida: Broward's annual high school voter registration drive kicks off | Comedian Samantha Bee throws weight behind Florida felons' voting rights

Georgia: More early voting sites open | DeKalb Co. adds more early voting sites

Idaho: Bannock Co. prepares for May election

Illinois: Missing votes: Another bizarre turn in Rockford race

Indiana: Indiana secretary of state to serve on president's 'election integrity' commission

Iowa: State government association appoints Paul Pate | State launches ADA voting app

Kansas: President is said to pick voter ID advocate for election fraud panel | President to name Kobach to leadership role on voter fraud commission

Kentucky: Grimes slams president's voter fraud commission

Maine: Maine's secretary of state seeks to join panel on voter fraud

Minnesota: Simon touts address confidentiality program | Olmsted election officials oppose push for provisional ballots

New Hampshire: Secretary of State Gardner tapped for election integrity commission

New Mexico: Secretary of state blasts president's 'election integrity' commission

New York: New York's 'I Voted' stickers get subway-themed design | Your vote didn't count and board didn't tell you in time to do anything about it

Rhode Island: At least 125 RI voters claim police stations, shops as their home address

Tennessee: Election commission legislation stalls

Texas: Poor turnout for local election | Everything you need to know about voting in Texas | Report: Understaffing, inexperience led to Election Day woes in Denton Co.

Utah: Poll: Democrats and independents have higher opinion of Spencer Cox than Republicans

Vermont: Leahy slams president's 'election integrity' commission

Thursday, 11 May 2017

May 11, 2017

National News: President expectedt o launch commission on 'election integrity'

Alabama: County approves move of polling sites

Arizona: Tucson sends 1,667 sales tax ballots to wrong address

California: Carlsbad will change from citywide to district elections

Georgia: Voters seek review of voting system before special runoff

Illinois: Clerk says White Co. follows rules for keeping voter records | Clerk says Massac Co. is scheduled to purge rolls of ineligible voters

Kansas: Kobach told to disclose voting plan | Kobach ordered to turnover documents he shared with then president-elect

Louisiana: House passes bill to make recall efforts easier

Massachusetts: 'Indians' banned from Montague voting places

Michigan: Judge orders Macomb Co. clerk to cooperate with move to new building | Eureka Township residents say clerk acted unethically before vote | Surplus of ballots for May election costs county almost $25K

Minnesota: Nicollet Co. OKs West Newton mail ballots

Mississippi: Nearly $74K paid in legal fees in election spat

Missouri: City of Cape Girardeau offers information on voter ID requirement

Nebraska: Election commission sent extra workers to Baxter Arena after complaints of long lines

Nevada: Frierson bill would extend early-voting period | Voter access bill trekking through Senate with looser language

New Hampshire: ACLU sues New Hampshire for rejecting hundreds of absentee ballots

North Carolina: Bowens leaving to become elections director in Durham Co.

Ohio: Lake Co.'s new electronic poll books perform well in first test

Oregon: Some Marion Co. election ballots without candidate names

Pennsylvania: Keystone Tech to remain a polling place | Mercer Co. announces voting location changes for primary

South Carolina: Charleston Co. begins reviewing Mount Pleasant election

Tennessee: Students get to vote in school election on real voting machines

Texas: Confusion surrounds all sides over impounded ballots

West Virginia: Kanawha to use new touch screen machines in June election

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