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2018

Friday, 24 August 2018

August 24, 2018

National News: As foreign meddling mounts, DHS projects confidence in election system resilience | White House blocks bill that would protect elections | Groups ramp up voter registration efforts targeting young Latinos | Lyft is offering reduced and free rides on Election Day

Tech News: Election-hacking lessons from the 2018 DEFCON hackers conference | QR code garments allow US voter registration | Major vendor of voting systems to boost security following criticism

Alabama: Polling officials test voting machines | Voting machines to be moved in Colbert Co.

California: LA County's new 'open source' vote tallying system isn't open source just yet | California's unprecedented plan to tackle fake election news | Ad hoc elections committee to recommend increasing stipend to poll workers

Florida: Visually impaired voter said ADA compliant ballot machine ruined her early voting experience | Elections supervisors say implementing bilingual ballots would be difficult before November | Voter security tight in Hernando ahead of primary | Computer error confusing voters in PBC | UCF will have an early voting location in November | Election security concerns have no affect on turnout as early voting is double 2014 | Rubio on election security: 'We're an inviting target now'

Georgia: Ga. voter registration websites taken offline for non-US visitors | A rural Ga. county considered closing polling places. It struck a nerve | After polling place closure plan backlash, Randolph Co. fires consultant | Citizens fearful of election hacking

Illinois: So you want to dissolve an election commission | Peoria election commission to move next month

Indiana: Local officials studying election security

Iowa: New federal funds will make voting safer for Iowans

Louisiana: New voting machines can help restore confidence in elections, secretary of state says

Massachusetts: Like it or not, primary election day is after Labor Day | Lawrence scrambles to fix poll access before primary

New Mexico: School leaders don't like new election set-up | Las Cruces' first-in-the-state mail election considered a success

New York: Debunking some common and unusual myths about voting in NY | PS164 won't be a polling place this year| Former Newark trustee is Wayne election commissioner

North Carolina: County gets new voting machines

Ohio: Clyde wants to use experience as next SOS | Ebersole hired as elections director

Texas: With 450K registered voters and counting Mi Familia Vota chases the Latino millennial vote in Houston and beyond

U.S. Virgin Islands: Moses' study program leads to long-term absence from BOE

Utah: Navajo officials urge Utah AG to investigate officials who took Grayeyes off ballot

Washington: Mandatory hand recount coming in Grays Harbor auditor race

West Virginia: Clerk's office seeking $39K in funding

Wyoming: Howard 'Kit' Carson makes another run for secretary of state | Wyoming voters turnout and switch parties in higher numbers

Thursday, 23 August 2018

August 23, 2018

National News: Moment of truth for Secure Elections Act | Election security bill stalled in the Senate | Officials fear voter registries vulnerable to hackers, could lead to problems on Election Day | Senate Intelligence Committee members raise concerns about voting system vulnerabilities | Senate panel abruptly cancels markup of election security bill

Tech News: Why election security experts really like paper records | DHS chief calls on all states to have 'verifiable' ballots by 2020

Alabama: Judge: We'll find a home for voting machines | John Merrill: Anyone who believes viral election hacking video 'is not thinking very clearly'

Alaska: Election workers hand count ballots for primary

Arizona: AZ getting $7.4M to beef up elections system

Arkansas: JPs approve 1st reading of vote center proposal

California: LA Co. OKs open-sources election system | Elections department to require vote-by-mail in some precincts

Florida: Voter security a high priority as primary election nears | Leon Co. SOE: No early voting at FUS, FAMU, TCC campuses | Amid influx of Puerto Ricans, should bilingual ballots be a must for Florida counties |St. Johns Co. heightens security system amidst primary elections

Georgia: Ga. to demo options for new voting system | Floyd Co. election supervisor resigns | Randolph Co. residents upset about voting proposal

Indiana: Commissioners agree to dedicate courthouse space for voting machines

Iowa: Mason City native is fourth candidate to announce for auditor

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. Official: Primary race recount validates election process | Kobach once said voter fraud in primary was unclear. In victory, he dismisses it | Officials eye tighter voter security

Maine: LePage tells Portland mayor it's illegal to give voting rights to non-citizens

Massachusetts: These low-tech methods help Lexington keep its election secure | Cambridge announces new voting system | City scrambles to fix poll access by primary

Michigan: Secretary of state candidate pushes for more election security

Missouri: After losing by four votes, candidate sues for new election

Nebraska: NE election offices to boost security with $3.5M federal grant

Nevada: Nevada targets $4.3M in US grants to safeguard voter rolls

New Jersey: Secretary of state says election security is a 'race without a finish line'

North Carolina: Election officials await results of constitutional amendment challenges

Ohio: Lake Co. commissioner appointed to voting machine committee | Arndt, Old named to voting machine panel | Midterm election concerns: Voting machines, social media influences and more | Secretary of state candidates agree on the big problems during voting-issues forum | Plan to abolish primary takes different approach than other cities |

Tennessee: New ride-share app will help LGBTQ voters get to Tennessee polling centers

Texas: Hidalgo Co. working on strengthening election security | Thousands of Houston voter registrations in limbo after alleged voter suppression | Harris Co. mistakenly suspends voter registrations after GOP challenge | Residents displaced by Harvey can still vote in upcoming elections | Cameron Co. elections dept. working to prevent cyber hacking

Vermont: August primary boasted near record high voter turnout

Virginia: City's ballot could print some candidate names in all caps

Washington: Primary voter turnout up in Yakima Co., but almost 2/3 voters didn't return ballot

West Virginia: Secretary of state's office: Friday last day for federal election security upgrade grant applications | County takes pass on grant funding for new voting machines | County clerk to seek federal election funds

Wisconsin: Voters cast record number of ballots for primary

Wyoming: Good voter turnout for election | Natrona Co. primary election went well | Laramie Co. sees 'decent' voter turnout for primary | Registration switches delay election results | Recounts needed for several races

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

August 22, 2018

National News: Senators duel over audit requirements in election security bill | States detail election-security plans | New bill would require paper ballots to secure election results | Democrats gear up for legal fights over voter suppression |

Tech News: States ramp up election protection of midterms | Majority of election security grants going toward cybersecurity, equipment upgrades | Fund meant to protect elections may be too little too late

Alaska: Anchorage Hillside power outage leaves some residents voting in the dark | Questioned ballots to be counted after in-person votes

Arizona: 70 years of working elections

California: Local election watchdog group catches Carlotta ballot counting glitch | State certifies LA County's new open-sources vote tally system

Florida: FBI, DHS chiefs unaware of 'new or ongoing' election hacks in Fla. | Election official: Bilingual ballots in 32 counties is 'recipe for disaster' | 1.5M Floridians can't vote | Indian River Co. changes three polling sites

Georgia: Voters tell judge that switching Ga. to paper ballots is necessary | Backlash erupts over poll-closing plan | County is looking for new elections supervisor

Idaho: Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

Illinois: Rauner vetoes plan to inform incarcerated voters of their rights

Indiana: Secretary of state takes election security seriously | Indiana uses federal grant to upgrade election security, but is it enough? | Clerk's office: We do keep paper ballots | Hill enduring backlash in voting lawsuits

Iowa: Iowa adds tribal IDs as approved voter ID | Iowa lands $4.6M for improvements to voting, election security | Pottawattamie Co. auditor's office elections division back in courthouse

Kentucky: KY to get millions of dollars for improved election security | Elections board affirms policy against posting write-in list

Louisiana: La. confronts sticker shock for new voting machines

Maryland: Federal team in Md. evaluating election system

Massachusetts: Galvin vs. Zakim is a feisty campaign for secretary of state

Michigan: Democratic nominee Benson outlines election security plan| Students at MI colleges encouraged to register to vote at SOS mobile office | Oakland Co. committee investigating ballot shortage

Montana: Montana gets $3M from feds to strengthen election security

Nebraska: State will get $3.5M to improve election systems

Nevada: Nevada targets $4.3M in US grants to safeguard voter rolls

New Mexico: NM gets $3.7M to tighten election security

New York: Election protection in New York | State will provide cybersecurity resources to counties

North Carolina: Three-judge panel pulls two amendments from NC ballots

Rhode Island: RI uses $3M in federal funds for election security

Tennessee: If you liked waiting in August, you're going to love November| Mold concerns could end voting at Frayser community center

Texas: Victoria Co. elections administrator to receive recognition | Early voting location divides council

Utah: Utah gets $1.4M in grant money to fortify election systems

Vermont: Secretary of state helps detail HAVA funding distributed to states

West Virginia: Doddridge Co. clerk's office trains to use new voting machines | Secretary of state's office hits 100K removals in voter registration clean-up

Wisconsin: County's new election machines far from perfect

Wyoming: Voting reported running well despite glitch | No problems reported with Wyoming primary voting | Poll workers describe Natrona Co. primary voting as 'steady'

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

August 21, 2018

National News: Election integrity advocates protest security bill changes | MTV launches young voter registration drive

Tech News: All hands on election security | Here are all the election security offerings from private companies

Alaska: Tuesday is primary day in Alaska. Here's what you need to know

Arizona: ACLU alleges in lawsuit state doesn't update voter rolls properly

Arkansas: Crawford Co. voters will cast ballots on new machines | Sebastian Co. election panel counts provisional ballots

California: New voting system chose for county | Shasta Co. clerk's office offers reminders for Carr Fire victims

Connecticut: Primaries drew most voters since 2006

Florida: Experts weigh in on security of Florida's voting system | 'We are doing everything to protect your vote.' Miami-Dade SOE on election security | Woman sues Alachua Co. over lack of bilingual voting materials | Demand grows for early voting on Jacksonville college campuses | Saturday set Marion record for start of early voting | Lee Co. taking new fraud prevention measures to protect votes | Voter turnout already tops 1M

Georgia: Voter registration forms changed to correct ID requirement | Candidates decry Randolph Co. plan to cut polling places| Congressman Bishop outraged after proposal to close polling stations | Kemp distances himself from proposed Ga. precinct closures | Officials say it's too late to switch to paper ballots

Hawaii: Elections suit accuses state lawmaker of voter fraud and intimidation

Illinois: Rauner blocks bill to tell ex-felons about voting rights

Indiana: New campaign to increase awareness of Indiana voting security launched | A lesson in voting | Secretary of state seeks to reassure Hoosiers over election security

Kentucky: Grimes talks about voter turnout, write-in candidates and the future

Louisiana: Winner of La. voting machine contract was low bidder | Voting rights advocates criticize La. purges

Maryland: Md. senators push for disclosure of election vendors with foreign control

Massachusetts: As many states grapple with election security, Mass. remains confident |Chelmsford, state gear up for primary

Michigan: Acting Macomb Co. clerk praised for reducing backlogs

Missouri: Secretary of state investigates problems at O'Fallon polling place | Investigation, recount coming in race for Mo. House

New Hampshire: Secretary of state Gardner visits the Sun | What to expect when registering to vote between now and the primary

North Carolina: After 15 years, Pender elections director retiring

Ohio: Trumbull elections board selects deputy director | Secretary of state candidates to appear at Beachwood voter forum Wednesday

Pennsylvania: Elections chief joins security exercise | Hearing to move polling place postponed

South Carolina: Is SC prepared for the 2018 election to be hacked? | The SC election commission explains how your vote is protected

South Dakota: Minnehaha auditor gets hacking education

Tennessee: Election commission blames vote-count delays on old machines

Texas: Third Ward voters receive incorrect voters suspensions after GOP challenge campaign | This judge read a claim of voter fraud in North Texas. Then he threw the case out

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections one signature short of certifying primary results

West Virginia: Elections commission approves expert to test new software

Wyoming: Early voters out in high numbers in Natrona Co. | 13 voting centers available in Laramie Co. on Tuesday | Wyoming prepared for primary

Monday, 20 August 2018

August 18-20, 2018

National News: In Congress, election security proposals aim at 2020 cycle | Wyden, Blumenauer push for all states to adopt paper ballots | How DHS is gearing up to protect the midterms from hackers | Bolton Election meddling 'a sufficient national security concern' | Welcome to college, don't forget to vote

Tech News: States add intrusion sensors to election systems to thwart hacking | Majority of states now have election hacking trackers

Alaska: Elections director says state is ready for primary | Voter log changes could delay Alaska results

Arizona: Maricopa Co. recorder confident of 'really good election' safe from hacking | Secretary of state rejects ACLU voter registration request | Secretary of state denies accusations she is allowing illegal immigrants to vote in AZ | Pima Co. opens 6 additional voting centers ahead of primary | Reagan defends troubled tenure as top elections official

California: Election security under focus following news of cyberattack on local Congressional campaign

Colorado: Secretary of state stumps in Fort Morgan

Florida: Florida election officials seek info as support builds for Nelson's Russian-hack claim | Duval SOE: It's unlikely UNF will offer early voting by November elections | An election supervisor gives Bill Nelson 'a fit' over his Russian claims | Hundreds of thousands are taking advantage of early voting in Florida | Early voting opens in Lee, Collier counties amid hacking controversy | Group sues Bay Co. elections officials for Spanish-language ballots | Weapons concern raised at polls, but deputies are on hand, just in case

Georgia: Voting rights activists move to block plan to close two-thirds of polling places | County under pressure to reject 'ugly' plan to close precincts | 'It's never the right time'. Official defends plan to shut most of Ga. county's polling sites | Randolph Co. at center of voting dispute

Illinois: DeKalb Co. board approves buying new voting machines

Indiana: Election board discusses new security requirements

Iowa: Secretary of state's innovative cybersecurity poster draws national acclaim

Kansas: MIT Report: Kansas ranked near bottom for handling elections

Massachusetts: Secretary of state rejects complaint that primary ballots are flawed | State works to implement new automatic voter registration law | New AVR law prompts questions | Ballots in towns that hand count votes lack write-in spaces | How secure are Weymouth elections?

Michigan: Michigan to spend $11M to keep elections safe and secure from hackers | Wayne Co. voters, candidates demand answers for primary blunders | Shelby Twp. clerk Grot withdraws from secretary of state race | Proponents wrangle over ballot language on redistricting | Whitmer to name Gilchrist as running mate

Minnesota: Ward 1 ballots will get a second look

Missouri: Callahan to hear arguments in challenge to voter photo ID law

Nevada: Groups plan push to register young Nevada voters with start of school

New Jersey: NJ is throwing $10M at fixing one of the most vulnerable voting systems in the country | Judge moves slowly in Dover election case

New York: Onondaga Co. extends voter registration | Voter registration deadline depends on what county you're in | Rockland GOP chairman calls for Dem elections commissioner to resign

North Carolina: Voter ID: Would it matter in Robeson? | Tribe works to preserve voting precinct on tribal land | Major campus partners working in tandem to promote voting in upcoming election

North Dakota: Technology weighs in North Dakota secretary of state race

Ohio: Price estimates rise for new voting machines | No Ohio voters in special lection over 116 years old

Pennsylvania: 'No confusion exists:' County elections division responds to Monroeville election confusion case | Voter registration among young people rises in Berks, across Pa. | Luzerne Co. seeking applications for new election job

Texas: Coppell native creates app to make voting easier

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board denies recount | Snafu delays election certification | Election system tells Senate it needs more money

Utah: Washington Co. voting will be done primarily by mail

Vermont: Complaint filed over Pownal voting procedures

Virginia: Chesapeake City Council nixes moving May elections to November--for now

Washington: Mandatory hand recount coming in county auditor race

West Virginia: Technology experts have concerns about WV's mobile voting

Wisconsin: Rock Co. to conduct post-election audit

Wyoming: Natrona Co. ready for election | Laramie Co. sees high early voting turnout

Friday, 17 August 2018

August 17, 2018

National News: NAACP official says current voting system is 'designed to create barriers' | Surprise: This new index shows that US elections were better run in 2016 than in 2012

Tech News: Meet the man with the radical plan for blockchain voting | More states deploy technology to track election hacking attempts | US states demand better access to secrets about election cyber threats

Alaska: Voter log changes could delay Alaska results

Arizona: Secretary of state rejects ACLU voter registration request

Arkansas: Baxter Co. looking to switch to voting centers

California: Sonoma Co. selects new voting technology

Delaware: Public can view voting systems Delaware might buy for 2020

Florida: Voting rights organization sues over lack of bilingual ballots in Florida| Detzner demands answers on hacking assertions | Woman files suit over English-only ballot | Cocoa police investigate possible voter scam involving identity theft through voter registration

Georgia: Georgia's Kemp wans verifiable voting, but not right away | Resolution for paper ballots fails in Morgan Co. | Ga. counties respond to hacking, security threats |Ga. county under pressure to reject 'ugly' plan to close precincts | ACLU of Ga. slams plan to close many of predominantly black county's polls

Hawaii: Voter turnout in Puna sees little change

Illinois: Groups push Rauner on bill to ease voting by jail inmates | Proposal to move UI polling place draws concern | Aroma Park loses polling place | County clerk accuses mayor of spreading 'shameful' like on election referendum

Iowa: Iowa adds technology to detect Russian election hacking attempts | What do voter ID laws look like in other states

Kansas: Count of last primary ballots to stretch out | Kansas election changes sought after week of uncertainty | Shawnee Co. board begins checking primary ballots

Kentucky: Poll workers can provide voters a list of write-in candidates

Louisiana: Former Sen. AG Crowe asking for investigation into bid rigging allegations

Maine: How safe is Maine's election security system?

Michigan: Clerk says primary election was smooth sailing

New Hampshire: Election officials say vulnerable voting equipment not in use in Granite State

North Carolina: Commissioners threaten to defund Sunday voting | State-mandated Sunday voting for county raises tempers | Sunday voting is coming, but is it all just politics? | Judge declines to give quick relief to amendment lawsuits | SBOE gives Randolph, extra site, two extra Saturdays for early voting

North Dakota: Dates set for secretary of state recount

Ohio: Washington Co. BOE reduces number of polling sites

Pennsylvania: Officials concerned about paying for voting machine upgrades | Group seeks to register 15K student voters in Pa.

Tennessee: Rogersville BMA refuses to pay election commission's legal costs

Texas: State can't buy counties new voting machines | Hidalgo Co. adding extra security for November elections | Commissioners create new position for county elections administrator | Archer Co. receives approval to participate in countywide precinct consolidation | Dallas DA probes potential election crimes

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board fields challenges about machine irregularities

Utah: Utah voters invited to verify their registrations

Washington: Ferry Co. ballots left in drop boxes a week after election

Wisconsin: Local polling places prepare for more voters come November

Wyoming: Wyoming prepared for primary election

Thursday, 16 August 2018

August 16, 2018

National News: Native Americans work to break down barriers to voting | Wyden receives support for his election security bill | Federal lawmakers call for warning Russians to stay out of US elections

Tech News: Four big targets in the cyber battle over the US ballot box | State technology investments have made voting more convenient in the past decade, MIT study says |Despite the risks, some states are handcuffed to limited online voting options | McAfee offering free cloud services to election officials

Alabama: Tabernacle, Kiwanis Pavilion remain city voting places

Arizona: Michele Reagan's GOP challenger ramps up efforts ahead of primary | Stop printing ballots in Spanish, candidate for secretary of state says

Arkansas: Lawrence Co. election equipment still needed | PCED waiting for Quorum approval of vote center plan

California: Voting machines aren't the only vectors for attack, California elections officials say | California legislatures approves new Office of Elections Cybersecurity

Colorado: Students pre-register for the polls | City OKs election pact with county

Connecticut: Greenwich Dems pick Hegarty for registrar

Delaware: Delaware voting machine bid data is released to public | State negotiating to buy new voting machines

Florida: Were 275 votes illegally cast by Florida felons? Miami-Dade prosecutors investigate | Vote by mail ballots top 700K | Amid insecurity, experts emphasize re-assuring voters' confidence in election system

Georgia: Ga. election officials warn of 'chaos' if judge orders paper ballots | ACLU slams proposal to close many polls in Ga. county | Squeezed by state, elections board drops Savannah one-stop | Atlanta coffee shop providing access to rides to the polls in November | Concerns over Georgia's election security grows

Hawaii: County primary turnout highest in two decades

Illinois: Clerk's office provides wrong information | Hultgren said election security starts with dedicated polling place workers

Iowa: Paul Pate: 'You can't be voting from Moscow'

Kansas: Voters want Johnson Co. more prepared for November

Louisiana: Candidates: Stall work to replace La. voting machines |DeSoto registrar of voters arrested on ID theft charges

Massachusetts: Zakim challenges Galvin to his own 'Progressive Pledge' in heated secretary of state race | Due to 'All Lives Matter' sign, council changes polling place

Michigan: Officials seek stay of injunction that allows straight-ticket voting | 'Our county performed poorly': Ionia Co. canvassers want election investigation

Minnesota: Minnesota sees highest turnout for primary since 1994 | Lyon Co. primary turnout a 30-year high | Minneapolis opening four voting centers before November election | Will high primary turnout signal high turnout in November? | Can kids come into polling places? | Some votes in Tower likely won't be counted

Missouri: Recount coming in prosecutor race | New election equipment options presented to Boone Co. board

Nevada: Las Vegas man gets probation for voter fraud scheme | Nevada ranks 5th in US for how it handled 2016 election, according to MIT study

North Carolina: Judges skeptical of challenges to proposed amendments | Judges pause ballot printing to consider wording of proposed amendments

North Dakota: Another independent vies for secretary of state office

Ohio: Elections board getting $1.5M to address cybersecurity, facilities

Oregon: Wyden receives support for his election security bill

South Carolina: Graham stepping down as elections director

South Dakota: Expect cyberattacks on SD election system

Tennessee: County attorney says all votes were counted in recent election snafu | Madison Co. prepares for November | Election administrator: Boundary dispute did not affect election results

U.S. Virgin Islands: Gaps narrowed, field unchanged in final vote count

Wisconsin: Another election, another problem for Rock Co. clerk| Large number of primary races, candidates led to election night crash of Dane Co. website | Local polling places preparing for high volume of voters in November | Adams Co. officials seek to remove county clerk

Wyoming: Laramie Co. absentee voting up 92 percent from 2014

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

August 15, 2018

Tech News: DefCon hackers couldn't hack a mock voter database | Can hackers tamper with your vote? Researchers show it's possible in nearly 30 states

National News: For former felons, voting rights could be a click away | New online tool launched by CLC will help up to 23M Americans understand their voting rights

Arizona: Secretary of state faces GOP primary challenge

Arkansas: County judge rails against election commission

California: Youth voter turnout is low, but these students want to change that

Connecticut: Some polling places report problems | Inside Connecticut's 'hack-proof' voting technology | Experts weigh in on 2018 CT primary turnout as voters head to the polls | Endorsed candidate wins Preston Democratic primary for registrar | Papcin claims victory in Ansonia registrar's race | Turnout on par with past primaries | Malfunctioning machine replaced in New Britain polling site

Florida: Lee Co. elections officials moving voting machines to new building | Elections supervisor using grant to secure iPads at voting sites | Broward Co. preparing for start of early voting | Volusia Co. pushes for transparency in city elections with single website | Seminole Co. approves funding for election system | Judge stands by ruling against Broward elections chief | For Jennifer Edwards, it's all about the 'integrity of our electoral process' | Nelson, Scott continue sparring over election security

Georgia: A legal push for paper ballots in Ga.'s November election | 6M Georgia voters' records exposed: 'Could have easily been compromised'

Illinois: Madison Co. wants to pay $40K so someone can hack their computers

Indiana: Dearborn Co. task force to consider voting centers

Iowa: Paul Pate: Russians haven't hacked Iowa

Kansas: Kobach attorney tells federal judge to stop sending her voter registration complaints | Colyer concedes | Recount requested | Provisional votes make for long hours at Johnson Co. election office

Kentucky: Grimes: KY needs more funding to update voting infrastructure

Louisiana: Secretary of state candidate touts integrity

Maine: Fear of putting immigrants at risk delays vote on non-citizen voting rights

Massachusetts: Mass. will have AVR beginning in 2020 | In tense debate, Galvin and Zakim fight over who's more progressive| Dozens of young voters register to vote in Northampton

Michigan: Canvassers certify election results for Aug. primary | New voting machines in Elba Twp. to improve efficiency | 'Software problem' behind Wexford Co. election issues | Despite explanation for election night glitches, calls persist for Wayne Co. primary audit

Minnesota: Voting security in 'very good shape', elections chief says | Primary voting hits record high in Minneapolis | Extra ballots used in Duluth, Iron Range| South St. Paul election judge removed | 'Unusually high' voter turnout | New technology and high voter turnout changes the voting experience for people in Moorhead

Missouri: One week later, local elections still too close to call

New Hampshire: Judge: Absentee ballot signature law 'fundamentally flawed' | Federal judge strikes down NH's 'signature mismatch' law

New Jersey: Parents are scared of voters in schools, so kids may get more days off

Ohio: Elections director leaving the elections board | Husted tried to kill rumors about special election

Tennessee: NAACP wants answers on snafu that caused 43 ballots not to be counted in Hamilton Co.

Texas: Woman pleads guilty to voter fraud, sentenced to five days in jail | Schools moved off November polling places

Vermont: New technology helping the disabled vote

West Virginia: County looking at new voting machines | County officials: Funds requested to improve voting equipment

Wisconsin: Minor issues reported with ballots, voting machines | Chippewa Co. polling place experiences ballot shortage | City clerk of Wausau talks security, preparedness | Ballot machine replaced after it went down twice | Chippewa Co. polling place broken into overnight, suspect in custody | Turned away at first, Wausau woman finally casts her ballot | Dane Co. elections website goes down, clerk posts results on Facebook | Rock Co. election website experiencing difficulties

Wyoming: Women gather to mark 100th year of voting rights

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

August 14, 2018

Tech News: Hackers take on new voting machines at Defcon | Most security pros concerned about election infrastructure | Officials watch hackers pick apart voting machines

National News: Four House Intel members offer election security bill | Optimism for student voter turnout | House Dem: 16-year-olds should be allowed to vote in elections

Alabama: Judge instructs grand jury to consider Phenix City voter fraud allegations

Florida: Early voting begins in Tampa Bay amid concerns over election security | Grant allows Bucher to order more iPads, beef up voting security | Felons' rights drive gets major financial boost | Snipes ordered to change handling of mail-in ballots | Early Florida voters' confidence undermined by hacking headlines | Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials | Early voting begins in Hillsborough, Miami-Dade as mail ballots keep pouring in

Georgia: Error on ballot form sent by Abrams campaign sparks questions | Erroneous 'official' Ga. data is preliminary, state says 12 weeks after primary

Hawaii: Early-voting trends weigh on future of all-mail ballots

Illinois: Possible new voting machines purchase goes to DeKalb Co. Board | Kane Co. clerk's office opens in downtown Aurora

Indiana: Candidate calls for more action to secure elections | Purdue promotes voter turnout, competes against Big Ten universities

Kansas: JoCo accepts nearly 1,500 provisionals | More thank 1K ballots added to election totals, but Johnson Co. wont' release canvass results until Tuesday | Kobach pushed to provisional IDs private | A look at provisional ballots in primary for governor | Kobach, Colyer at odds over provisional ballots | Kobach deputy says unaffiliated voters can't be counted; Colyer's office disagrees | Sedgwick Co. adds 1,326 votes to primary election | Finney Co. commission denies 15 of 56 provisional ballot

Louisiana: Has early voting increased turnout?

Maine: Council puts off giving non-citizens right to vote | Maine voters can now request absentee ballots online

Massachusetts: Is it time to rethink voting in Massachusetts

Michigan: New voting machines to undergo adjustments | Election firm blames Wayne Co. delays on coding issues, turnout | Vendor: Wayne Co. problems had nothing to do with accuracy | Michigan to appeal ruling against straight-ticket voting ban | Lisa Sinclair surprised in Macomb Co. clerk GOP primary

Minnesota: What you need-to-know for MN primary day (and yes, you can take a selfie) | What to watch for in the primary elections | Judge hears pre-trial arguments in Dai Thao voting case | Mail-ballot process on the rise | Early voting in MN surges | County preps for large turnout | Expecting large turnout, election officials call MN primary 'historic'

Nevada: Nevada joins first federal-local elections security exercise

New York: House Dem: 16-year-olds should be allowed to vote in elections

North Carolina: Voting felonies dropped for 5 from NC under plea | Durham needs help deciding new design for 'I Voted' sticker

Ohio: Local election officials: Security is paramount | Ohio counties consider move from electronic to paper voting systems | Husted disputes claims of voter fraud in special election | Two Akron city council members propose eliminating city's primary elections | Ohio's election process improved in 2016, report says

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania works to improve election security

Rhode Island: RI officials meet to discuss election security | RI needs to shore up cyber defenses for election, officials say

Tennessee: Pope appointed election commissioner

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board denies Smith's recount request

Vermont: Outside firm finds elections 'risk' in Vermont, but Condos says state is prepared | Vermont elections ranked 1st overall in national index

West Virginia: Monroe opts for voting machines with paper trail

Wisconsin: Voters worry about ballot security, officials say all's well | City to use e-poll books | Nonpartisan group offers voting assistance | Oshkosh elections officials say they are confident about voting security | Wisconsin sees strong early voting turnout | Janesville officials clear up polling location confusion

Monday, 13 August 2018

August 11-13, 2018

 National News: House Intel lawmakers introduce bipartisan election security bill | From festivals to ballot boxes: Voter registration hits a high note ahead of midterms | Are state obligated to educate formerly incarcerated people about their voting rights? | Automatic voter registration gains bipartisan momentum | Voting rights advocates used to have an ally in the government. That's changing

Tech News: US officials hope hackers at Defcon find more voting machine problems | Election officials' concerns turn to information warfare as hackers gather in Vegas | Smartphone or pen and paper? Cybersecurity experts split on tech in voting | Tensions flare as hackers root out flaws in voting machines | Hacking the US mid-terms? It's child's play | Election officials say money, training needed to improve security | An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica Florida state website in under 10 minutes

Alabama: Deemed 'mentally incompetent,' hundreds of Alabamians have lost their right to vote | Project aims to protect voting rights of convicted felons

Alaska: Some Alaskan voters find addresses on voter ID cards not accurate

Arizona: Judge mulls suit over law over collection of mail-in ballots | County recorder says statewide voter issue impacts some counties

California: County clerk moving on to California post | Court ruling forces county's hand on election change ballot measure | Pedaling politician: Secretary of state candidate rides into Grass Valley | California election officials are defending against cyberattacks--without any help from the feds

Florida: Marion Co. voting machines tested | Miami-Dade gets ready for start of early voting | Facebook fight over Florida ex-felon voting rights restoration ends in shooting | Leon Co. SOE: No evidence of Russians interfering in voting process | SOE outreach manager named 'Young professional of the year' |Confusion mounts following Nelson's allegations of election hacking | Alachu Co. prepares for primary | Election officials say voting safe | Hillsborough Co. read for early voting | South Florida voters cast nearly 80K mail ballots | Second chance organizers rally around restoring voting rights | Duval Co. SOE assures local elections are secure

Georgia: Maryland's switch from electronic to paper ballots could set stage for Ga. | Election security becomes a political issue in Ga. governor's race | Some voters upset after elections website down for nearly 30 hours | Election officials correct error that gave Doraville voters wrong ballots

Hawaii: Polling sites quiet as absentee voting gains popularity | Hawaii residents continue to vote absentee | Voters will be able to register and vote at all polling places | How many registered Hawaii voters actually voted?

Indiana: County clerk moving on the California post | Marion Co. clerk assures plan for early voting this fall | Contract for e-poll books approved

Iowa: Iowa Supreme Court allows shorter early voting period for 2018 election | DeJear warns hackers are trying to infiltrate Iowa's voter database

Kansas: County officials wield the power as Colyer vs. Kobach race remains undecided | Kobach to step down as Kansas' top elections official until his GOP primary is resolved | 110 votes separate Colyer and Kobach. The lawyers have been called | County election workers will likely review ballots all weekend | Mail ballots, provisional ballots move into spotlight | Kansas reviewing 9K ballots in race | Count turns to provisional ballots

Kentucky: Kentucky wants to replace voting machines. Some counties aren't sure why

Louisiana: Secretary of state candidates loan campaigns hefty sums | Voting machine allegations could impact campaign

Maryland: Maryland's switch from electronic to paper ballots could set stage for Ga.

Massachusetts: A Boston-based voting app is facing its first test | Suit challenges rule against apparel supporting candidates at polls

Michigan: Visually impaired speak out about voting equipment | County clerk taking heat for ballot shortages | Wayne Co. board of canvassers will dig into election night website issues

Minnesota: More people casting ballots before primary | St. Paul now requires landlords to provide voter registration to tenants | Vote security risk in primary 'minimized,' secretary of state says | Invalid primary absentee ballots found | Changing voter-attire rules will challenge election judges | Tuesday's primary to see new polling places | Hennepin Co. investigating absentee ballot fraud | Oakland Co. experiences record-breaking turnout

Mississippi: Battle of election stickers continues

Missouri: Burks: Old equipment led to late vote count

Nevada: Group seeks to end closed primaries

New Mexico: How does a county increase voter turnout? | Ensuring election integrity a prime directive in Lincoln Co.

North Carolina: Allegations of voter registration fraud in Robeson Co. | Robeson Co. one of three under investigation for voter registration fraud | Nash man convicted of voter fraud | Dems on SBOE OK with agency's attorney siding with the governor over lawsuit | Pressley: Newman overstepped on early voting

Ohio: Paper ballots may replace touchscreen voting for Butler Co. voters | Lake Co. voters invited to test prospective machines | 19K Warren Co. voters will have a new polling place in November | Eager voters turned away--because they don't live in the 12th district

Pennsylvania: County might borrow up to $24M for voting machines, other upgrades | Lackawanna Co. officials concerned over state mandate for new voting equipment | Pa.'s absentee-ballot problem | Fourth company to demonstrate voting machines for county | New polling place for Wellsville residents

Tennessee: Davidson Co. has never before had so many elections

Texas: Officials are security voter registration databases ahead of midterms

U.S. Virgin Islands: Watlington calls Smith's recount request 'ridiculous'

Utah: San Juan Co. clerk may be investigated  

Vermont: Upcoming elections will test Vermont's voting laws

Washington: Mailed-in ballots create spike in Walla Walla Co. turnout

West Virginia: Wrongful firing suits set to begin in Kanawha Co.

Wisconsin: Columbia Co. clerks not worried about Russian interference | Rep. Kind: Why hasn't Walker filled election security jobs | Janesville residents received postcards with incorrect polling locations | School construction causes some Racine poll changes | Local elections officials are already preparing for general election