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Friday, 06 July 2018

Thursday, 05 July 2018

July 4-5, 2018

National News: Intel Dem worried that Russia 'never left' | Ahead of midterms, states scrambling to fend off cyberattacks | Marc Brownstein announces HeadCount's new 'Cannabis Voter Project'| How Justice Kennedy's successor could play a role in voting rights

Alabama: Probate judge office conducts voter registration/photo ID drive | Five years since Shelby v. Holder: Alabama's elected officials reiterate arguments about voting rights

Arizona: Secretary of state candidate: Vote fraud must be Arizona's priority | Lawsuit seeks to remove 'ballot harvesting' ban

Arkansas: Craighead Co. receives new voting machines | County accepts offer to pay $440K for voting machines

California: Report warns SF's open-source voting effort mired in indecision

Delaware: BOE to get $2M from state

Guam: US territories' voting rights an 'uphill battle'

Hawaii: ACLU demands polling place for Pahoa voters

Indiana: Secretary of state seeks comments on voting precinct consolidation

Kansas: After trial loss, Kobach won't represent himself during appeal

Maryland: Hogan: IT official out after computer snafu involving voter records | Why election officials in Md. county held a closed-door meeting on July 4 | Vote-counting to resume Thursday in Baltimore Co.

Massachusetts: City clerk looks back as retirement beckons

Michigan: Voters at Webster School changing polling place for August

Nevada: No races affected after missing votes discovered in Mineral Co.

New Hampshire: Burst pipe damages City Hall, soaks basement archive

New Mexico: Libertarians pay for recount in governor primary

New York: Real estate consultant pleads guilty to voter fraud scheme | Concerns emerge over sex offenders voting at schools

North Carolina: WSSU to regain early voting?

North Dakota: ND Native voters urge 8th Circuit to keep block on voter ID law

Ohio: Elections board busy year round | Veteran poll worker honored | Akron, 6 Summit Co. cities consider moving September primary to May | A major change may be on the way for Summit Co.'s local primary elections

Pennsylvania: Independent panel to look for ways to protect Pa.'s voting system | Cambria Co. board wants to consolidate voting precincts

Tennessee: Tennessee's election site not allowing naturalized citizens to register online

U.S. Virgin Islands: VI government weighs in on voting rights case

Washington: Counties aren't gonna take it any more

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

July 3, 2018

(Editor’s Note: Due to the 4th of July holiday, electionlineToday will not publish on Wednesday, July 4th. We’ll be back on the 5th, but it may be a bit later than normal.)

Alabama: The effort to monitor absentee voting in Wilcox Co. continues

California: Sonoma Co. among last in state to finalize election results

Colorado: Secretary of state challenger looks ahead to November

District of Columbia: DC teenager advocate for voting rights

Florida: Florida elections supervisors urged to take federal help on security | Rubio, Nelson urge election officials to seek help

Georgia: Ga. election may be voided after voters were given wrong ballots

Illinois: League of Women Voters Naperville wins national award | Automatic voter registration at DMV begins

Indiana: Indiana requests federal funds for election security improvements | Task of consolidating Lake Co. election precincts falls to secretary of state

Kansas: Kansas might be billed for expense of voter registration suit | Secretary of state candidate running on experience

Louisiana: Secretary of state encourages voter registration

Maryland: A MoCo primary race still isn't over--and might not be for weeks

Massachusetts: Supreme Judicial Court upholds Massachusetts' 20-day voter registration deadline | SJC upholds 20-day voter registration deadline| Zakim talks Mass. secretary of state bid, voting rights

Michigan: Michigan secretary of state candidate statements

Minnesota: How five cities automated their way out of a shared biennial headache | Officials are hopeful changes, funding will protect upcoming elections

Missouri: Missouri's Ashcroft discusses election security | Voter registration packs ready for churches

Nevada: Ballots mailed to Clark Co. voters for redo election

New Mexico: County clerk's office seeks feedback on voter participation

New York: Connections: How to improve access to voting

North Carolina: County elections office on the move

Ohio: Voter registration mailings are on their way to Allen Co. residents

Tennessee: Preparing for the election

Utah: Federal judge sides with San Juan Co., says it's bee 'pretty vigorous' in implementing new voter boundaries

West Virginia: West Virginia county to get new voting machines

Monday, 02 July 2018

June 30-July 2, 2018

National News: Voting rights debate moves from statehouses to ballot boxes | Rockefeller names director of democracy building

Arkansas: JPs accept offer on new vote gear

Colorado: How does the clerk and recorder handle counting votes in her own election?

Delaware: Newark, Delaware, where some people can vote more than once | Early voting proposal fails  

Florida: Counties fault Rick Scott's staff over voting money conditions | Tampa city council supports felon voting rights measure | Preparing for the 2018 midterm elections

Georgia: Catoosa Co. agrees to oversee Ringgold elections, discusses election day kinks | Younger voters boost rolls in Floyd, early voting starts today

Guam: Guam voting rights case gets support from USVI, constitutional scholars

Illinois: County GOP joins effort to end Bloomington Election Commission

Indiana: Election security concerns has one local board setting protocols for county's voting equipment | Clerks to bolster voter security efforts

Iowa: About 1 percent of Dubuque Co. voters lacked valid ID | Supervisors, auditors discuss election needs

Kansas: Voting rights reviewed during program

Kentucky: Successful write-in candidates rare in Hardin Co.

Louisiana: Pollster: Candidates should keep in mind secretary of state race draws little interest

Maine: Ranked-choice and the instant-runoff tradition in small Maine towns

Maryland: 'Razor thin election' playing out in MoCO

Massachusetts: New Salem city clerk looks to future | Peabody city clerk announces retirement

Michigan: Outgoing ACLU chief pushes ballot-access proposal | Wexford Co. hosts election training for city, township clerks | Farmington, Hills use new verity voting system

Minnesota: Hennepin Co. board hears good news on cybersecurity for upcoming election

New Mexico: BernCo planning to use mobile polling unit for general election

New York: One charter school network's positive impact on registration and voting | Jeanne O'Rourke retires from Suffolk BOE

North Carolina: Voter ID amendment goes to voters | Elections board notifies governor's mansion: Update your voter registration

North Dakota: Jaeger OK after minor accident during Roughrider Days Parade

Ohio: Voting machine bill goes to Kasich | Elections board fixing congressional boundaries after mix-up in primary | More than 2K Franklin Co. voters were assigned to the wrong precinct

Tennessee: Work continues for big election in Shelby Co. | Election commission to open three early voting sites in compromise | Early voting changes in Shelby Co. spark concerns

Texas: The high cost of the District 27 Congressional special election


Friday, 29 June 2018

June 29, 2018

Arizona: Q&A with secretary of state candidate Katie Hobbs

Arkansas: Quorum Court approves new voting equipment

California: Some Kings Co. votes counted twice | Mother Lode sees best turnout for a June midterm since 1998 | Counting votes can't get any slower can it? Under the new voting system, it might

Colorado: Ballot printer in Montrose Co. in hot water elsewhere

Connecticut: Is there a better way to vote in Connecticut's primary?

District of Columbia: The Young Woke Vote

Florida: Polling location changes for Collier Co.

Georgia: City Hall staffer claims voter fraud in 2017 election

Iowa: At least 1,198 Iowa primary voters didn't show IDs

Kansas: Taylor pledges ABC approach to election security

Louisiana: Baton Rouge Rep. Rick Edmonds joins race for secretary of state

Maryland: Elections board says another 7,200 voters' info wasn't passed on by MVA | MVA Administrator 'confident' fewer voters affected by glitch than feared

Massachusetts: Automatic voter reg passes House, splits local delegation

Michigan: New voting equipment on display

Minnesota: Early voting in MN starts Friday--from he comfort of your own home | Election officials expect big turnout for early voting primary

Missouri: Politically Speaking: Ashcroft talks about ballots, voting and marijuana

North Carolina: Voter ID amendment one step from ballot | Early voting period changes in NC | Last Saturday of early voting restored

Ohio: WPAFB highlights Armed Forces Voters Week

Pennsylvania: Voting machine vendor touts minimal human involvement

South Dakota: State Auditor Steve Barnett running for secretary of state

Tennessee: Williamson Co. election commission sets date for voting machine inspection | Election commission reviews Dems' complaints about early-voting sites

Texas: TX won its redistricting fight, now it hopes to use that win to wrap up its voter ID suit

Utah: Mail-in ballots boost turnout | Turnout at 37 percent

Washington: King Co. Elections earns national achievement awards for improving voter access

West Virginia: Cabell Co. to get new voting machines

Thursday, 28 June 2018

June 28, 2018

National News: Judge won't lift order to disclose voter fraud commission files

Arkansas: Hassle-free voting promised

California: 'Every vote counts' bill approved in Assembly elections committee

Colorado: Secretary of state's office: Highest-ever number of voters in a primary | Printing mistake, old equipment force lengthy hand count of Montrose ballots | Summit Co. counts over 5,600 ballots for this year's primary

District of Columbia: DC teens could get right to vote

Florida: Lake Co. SOE invites residents to opening of new, consolidated office

Illinois: Madison Co. election authorities attend cybersecurity conference | Ming-Mendoza pledges protection from election cyber attacks

Indiana: White Co. election board takes voting security measures

Kansas: Schools no longer being used as polling places in Douglas Co. for security reasons |

Maine: Maine secretary of state wins another round in legal bout with president's voter fraud panel

Maryland: Local election boards get spreadsheet from MVA to help their review, tally of provisional ballots | Absentee and provisionals could impact election results | Baltimore mayor calls for review of problems at polling places | City schools respond to reports of mice, fleas found at polling place | Deputy responds to complaint at voting site

Massachusetts: If you voted in Fall River the last 10 years, thank this woman and wish her well | Automatic voter registration may be coming to Mass. | Mass. House passes automatic voter registration

Michigan: Open house being held to try out new voting equipment

Minnesota: Absentee voting rising sharply | Detailed plan spells out what to do it emergency hits on election day | Mail-in ballots pick up steam in rural southwest Minnesota

Mississippi: Technology glitch during election part of progress

New Mexico: New election process

New York: Man tries voting twice on Staten Island

North Carolina: Elections board, appointments amendment on the ballot | Voter ID referendum debate resumes in General Assembly | General Assembly overrides early voting veto | Decision on early voting locations held up by state legislation, city | New voting law could cost county more money

Ohio: Ohio lawmakers OK $114.5M for new voting machines | Find out if you are in danger of being purged from Ohio's registered voter list

Oklahoma: Voters report problems at the polls | County election board slowed down by high absentee ballot numbers

Tennessee: Possible consensus looming in early voting controversy | Shelby Co. election commission to reconsider early voting changes | Blount Co. to beef up election cybersecurity |

Texas: Talks begun to end Starr election dispute

Utah: Some results hang in the balance while vote-by-mail ballots are counted

Wisconsin: Neenah city council approves new polling sites to replace those on school property

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

June 27, 2018

National News: Senate Intel panel moves to improve election security

Alabama: This group helps felons in Alabama regain their voting rights

Arizona: Early voting continues to grow in popularity

Arkansas: County to pursue voting centers | Election hardware arrives in county

Colorado: Ballot snafu to delay primary results | 'Pick one side or the other': Secretary of state talks about historic primary election | Parking lot polling | Independents may now vote in primaries, but some of their votes might not count

Connecticut: Legislature fails to override vetoes

Florida: Mass mailing causes voter confusion

Hawaii: Why Hawaii doesn't publish an official voters' guide

Illinois: Local teens determined to register more young voters | Clerk: Cook Co.'s methods of maintaining voter rolls better than SCOTUS-approved Ohio purge

Indiana: Indiana officials still working to put in request for federal election security funds

Kansas: Secretary of state candidate wants to audit elections | ACLU offering Kansans advice on voting rights

Kentucky: State seeking to verify voter rolls

Louisiana: Former Sen. AG Crowe announces bid for secretary of state

Maryland: Hampden polling location experiencing issues on election day | Primary election running smooth in Caroline | Voter registration snafu sows confusion in primary | Federal, local officials in Annapolis address election security | Latest: Officials have no reports of registration snafu issues | Maryland voters encounter early issues at polls | Computer glitch could impact MoCo election results | Power outages, delays reported at polls | Ballot snafu offers lessons in how to respond to an election hack | Officials blame programming error | Some changes to polling places in city, county | Polling location moved in Baltimore due to fleas and mice | With big increase in provisional ballots, some election results could hang in the balance | Essex voting location changed due to power failure | Voting extended at three precincts in Baltimore | Some election day issues reported, some cause reporting delays | Talbot Co. has highest early voting turnout in state

Michigan: GOP secretary of state candidates converge in Holland

Minnesota: Crow Wing Co. voters to see new equipment | Officials expect busy early voting period | Charter panel opts against ranked-choice voting, for now

Mississippi: Voter turnout low for run-off elections

New York: Voters reporting closed poll sites, other primary day confusion

North Carolina: Voter ID constitutional amendment clears House | Board picks equipment, but voting sites undecided | Lawmakers, opponents weigh in on voter ID | House backs new elections board, appointments amendment

North Dakota: Early voting drives some turnout in primary

Ohio: New Butler Co. elections director focuses on updating voting machines | Voter registration ordinance receives support from Toledoans, council members | DHS working to make Ohio elections more secure

Oklahoma: Multiple polling places delayed in Tulsa Co. | Voters report having to ask for ballots containing state question | Payne Co. BOE addresses complaints about access to state question | Problems reported at some Tulsa Co. polling places | Ballots cast in car trunks as polling location is late to open | Election official acknowledges hiccups, but says no widespread problems with state question ballots | Ballot mix-up cases delay at Tulsa polling place

South Carolina: SC precincts unaffected by outages | Power outage has voters in Donalds casting paper ballots | Turnout slow, but steady | State election officials: No major voting problems at polls | Greenville polling place changed to meet ADA requirements

South Dakota: Butte Co. recount finds ballot discrepancies

Tennessee: Commission secure equipment ahead of August election

Texas: 1 arrest, 3 charged in connection with state voter fraud investigation | Authorities uncover new case of voter fraud in the Valley | Three arrested in Hidalgo runoff voter fraud investigation | Judge orders new election in Kleberg Co. | Officials rage against 'crazy' special election | County commissioners OK agreements for elections

Utah: New study suggests Utah's vote-by-mail voting boosts turnout among millennials | Some 17-year-olds can vote in this primary | New filing in federal court asserts San Juan Co. failed to make changes | Record turnout in Iron Co. primary, clerk says

Virginia: Court strikes down Va. House districts as racial gerrymandering

West Virginia: Mayoral race ends in tie, special election set for July

Wisconsin: Overseas voters may now receive ballots electronically

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

June 26, 2018

National News: State using election security grants for new voting machines that won't be ready for 2018 | Maine tried a new way of voting. Will other states follow? | Tech giants met with US intelligence officials over midterm elections | Congress frets over lack of election threat info

Alabama: Is collecting absentee ballots illegal?

California: 9th Circuit: Judge properly declined to block state's vote-by-mail law

Colorado: How mail-in ballots work | Record voter turnout for primary election in El Paso Co.

Connecticut: After 3 failed primaries, 4th should do trick in Bridgeport's beleaguered 133rd | Community leaders vote to revive town polling place

Florida: Elections staff designated with MFCEP credentials

Hawaii: Absentee ballots mailed to voters affected by Kilauea

Idaho: Secretary of state's election system upgrade gets a boost, lawmakers told

Illinois: Social media will be Illinois' first line of election hacking defense

Indiana: Indiana may need millions of dollars to prevent election hacking

Kansas: 'It takes five minutes or less.' Court ruling means new Kansas voters sign up easily | Kobach's successors will likely sort after-effects of ruling | Kobach asks for new hearing in local effort to summon grand jury to investigate his office

Louisiana: La. slows down process to replace state's old voting machines

Maine: What Maine learned from its first ranked-choice election

Maryland: After voter records flub, what Md. voters need to know about casting provisional ballots | No ballots mailed for some voters with address changes | Voter registration snafu affects four times as many voters as initially announced | Few Calvert voters affected by registration snafu | What is a provisional ballot? | Officials announce emergency polling place move in Baltimore Co.

Missouri: Boone Co. to spend up to $1M to replace voting machines

New Jersey: Senate passes online voter registration bill

New Mexico: Bernalillo Co. plans to use mobile polling station in November

New York: Only in New York, where primary day comes twice a year

North Carolina: Lawmakers finalizing talks on proposed voter ID bill | Lawmakers seek amendment to settle elections board court fight | Cooper vetoes early voting bill | Changes coming to early voting

Ohio: Toledo's utilities department, municipal court could soon offer voter registration | Congressional candidate claims ballot-box fraud, asks Supreme Court to intervene | Trinity Church out as polling place

Oklahoma: Oklahoma SBOE offering tips, reminders for voters | Voters upset with email from Tulsa Co. election board vice chairman | Tulsa Co. election board prepares for high voter turnout

South Carolina: Polling places prepare for runoff elections | York Co. voters reassigned voting precinct due to construction | Richmond Co. polling location moved for runoff election | New Darlington Co. voter registration building coming in handy

Texas: Supreme Court upholds Texas voting maps that were called discriminatory

U.S. Virgin Islands: Unified elections board votes to split into committees

Monday, 25 June 2018

June 23-25, 2018

National News: How voting laws have changed since 2016

Alabama: Seven ways Alabama has made it harder to vote

Alaska: Jeremy Johnson: Eagerly awaiting election day, every day

Arizona: Voter registration drive aims to sign up underrepresented groups

Arkansas: Voting machine upgrades cause issues between county, state

California: In two years, how you vote in LA Co. will change | Yolo election officials say voter turnout did increase

Colorado: Don't say CO election officials aren't trying to prevent voting errors

Connecticut: Lawmakers weigh whether to override any vetoes | Manchester leaders favor polling place revival after complaints

Florida: Clay Co. SOE office seeks bilingual workers for upcoming elections | Hundreds attend forum to restore felon voting rights | Collier Co. announces precinct changes

Georgia: Fulton parents raise safety concerns with polling places in schools

Hawaii: Hanabusa calls for protection of Puna voters | Closed voting sites and early absentee ballots raise concerns in Puna

Illinois: Illinois finalizes plans to prevent another Russian hack

Kansas: Federal court ruling makes it easier to vote in Kansas | Secretary of state candidates divided on voter registration lawsuit | Gubernatorial candidate calls for end of Crosscheck

Kentucky: Grimes to send postcard to no-show registered voters asking for address check

Louisiana: Delay to choose company to replace Louisiana voting machines

Maine: Ranked-choice voting fans hope Maine's experiment pays off | Historic ranked-choice vote may have changed perceptions, but not outcomes | Lessons learned, cost of ranked-choice voting

Maryland: Some address changes, party changes not processed | Party, address changes for more than 18K voters weren't recorded | Panel to hold hearing on voter registration error | Early voting up 56 percent over 2014

Massachusetts: In bid for 7th term, Galvin clarifies history of support for same-day registration

Michigan: Michigan upgrades election security for 2018 | Cost to keep Ottawa Co. voting will be spread among local municipalities | Secretary of state candidate Jocelyn Benson talks election security

Minnesota: Interest in ranked-choice voting surges

Missouri: St. Louis to be site of election security summit

Nevada: New voting equipment survives first test | Nye Co. candidate wants recount

New York: One polling place per township on Tuesday

North Carolina: Republicans want lawmakers, not governor to decide who oversees elections | New law will likely result in Forsyth trimming list of early voting sites

South Carolina: Voting machine vendor treated SC election official, others to expensive trips

South Dakota: Auditor candidates differ on election night approaches

Texas: Salvadoran immigrant indicted for voter fraud in Texas

U.S. Virgin Islands: Unified elections board names officers, then divides into districts

Utah: After lawsuits, watchdog groups to monitor San Juan Co. elections | Impromptu voting locations being arranged due to undelivered ballots

Vermont: Secretary of state discusses election security testimony

Virginia: Tazewell advancing plan to consolidate several voting precincts | Henry Co. voters reassigned after precinct problem

Wisconsin: State, DOJ reach agreement ensuring electronic absentee ballots | City will consider moving polling locations out of schools

Friday, 22 June 2018

June 22, 2018

National News: Voting machine vendor treated election officials to trips to Vegas, elsewhere | New election security bill introduced | Senate election security bill picks up momentum after stalling | State election officials stress the importance of paper trails | Officials at odds over real, perceived threats to state voting systems | Federal funds, expertise helping secure local elections | States need more money to secure the vote. Congress is unlikely to send it by November

Alaska: Elections Division: No vote by mail for Anchorage in state elections

California: Bill would give free postage for mail ballots |

Colorado: Elections office reaching out to voters | Unaffiliated voter situation improves in Pueblo Co. | Hundreds of unaffiliated voters in Arapahoe Co. have voted incorrectly in primary | La Plata Co. clerk's office says thank U to firefighters

Delaware: Same-day registration and early voting pass Delaware House

Florida: Voter experience should be focus for Duval elections advisory panel, councilman says | League seeks court order to allow early voting on campus | Court urged to reject state rights restoration process | Hillsborough voters to decide on nonpartisan elections | PBC voters, beware: Your polling place may have changed

Georgia: Invisible barriers for disabled people in Augusta

Illinois: Kane Co. clerk feels pressure of meeting needs of Aurora voters

Indiana: County to adjust security guidelines for elections

Kansas: Ruling affects 109 voters in county

Kentucky: Reducing number of precincts saved county $2600 in workers

Maine: Ranked-choice voting fans hope Maine's experiment pays off | Maine secretary of state calls ranked-choice voting a success | Wiscasset absentee ballots sent to state without vote night tally

Maryland: Voters cast record number of ballots as early voting wraps up | As early voting concludes in Carroll, election volunteers lead the way

Massachusetts: Write-in workshops planned for 'unique, not unusual' primary

Michigan: State funds will allow for security upgrades for elections

Minnesota: Kaardal urges special session after polling place apparel ruling

Mississippi: Secretary of state pleads with public to vote in runoff

New York: Voters who wear candidates' names in polling places will be asked to cover them up

North Carolina: Thwarted before, NC GOP wants photo ID mandate | Photo ID mandated headed to House panel debate | Efforts to revise ID bill fail

Ohio: Biden endorses Clyde for secretary of state | Weber is new election board member

Oklahoma: Oklahoma man's mistake kept him from early voting

Pennsylvania: New voting machines on the horizon for Westmoreland Co.

South Carolina: New election ordered for some voters in Florence

South Dakota: Despite a snafu, counties sticking with vote centers

Tennessee: Voting machine inspection dates announced | Officials: Cybersecurity program will help protect Rhea elections

Utah: DHS scanning Utah's voting system for weak spots

Wisconsin: Wisconsin reverses ban on some overseas absentee ballots