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April 2015

Thursday, 30 April 2015

April 30, 2015

Arkansas: Voting equipment OK'd for state bid

California: Motor voter bill speeds forward | Saugus district hit with voting rights lawsuit

District of Columbia: A nail-biter in DC's Ward 8 could take a week to resolve

Florida: Online voter registration OK'd, sent to a wary Gov. Scott | Online voter registration bill heads to governor | Wellington moves its Election Day for 2016

Illinois: Pike Co. board wants Schock to pay for special election  

Indiana: Porter Co. council rejects new poll books on eve of primary | Voters to use electronic poll books Tuesday

Iowa: Ted Cruz taps for Iowa SoS for campaign

Maine: Voter ID bill clears Senate by 1 vote | Photo ID measure wins first round in Senate

Michigan: Local clerks say turnout could be low for May 5 election

Missouri: Expanded voting rights, registrations for military voters sent to governor

Nevada: Voter signature verification bill draws some critics

Ohio: Holmes Co. looks to replace aging voting machines | Lorain Co. voters will sign in e-books for May 5 primary | Photo voter ID bill again pushed by lawmakers | Republicans push for photo ID voting requirements again | Group begins effort to put redistricting on 2016 ballot | Voters re-routed for election

Oregon: For some small districts, no candidates

Pennsylvania: County ballots to include candidates' hometowns | Red Lion polling place changed

Washington: Fed, state legal questions delay Pasco redistricting | King Co. elections lauds passage of House Bill 1919

Wisconsin: Cleveland election results draw court challenge

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

April 29, 2015

National News: Paramount giving 'Selma' DVDs to every U.S. high school

Alaska: Women voters reach out to students

Florida: House tweaks online voter registration bill; Senate likes change | House approves online voter registration--with a twist | House tightens cyber-security in online voter registration | Online voter registration moves forward

Indiana: Few choosing to vote early in Porter Co. | Clinton Co. implementing vote centers | Carroll Co. is investigated for election mistakes | County council derails rush toward electronic poll books

Iowa: Dubuque Co. finds possible site for election office

Kansas: Activist group calls on Kobach to resign

Kentucky: Absentee voting for May primary open across Kentucky | Appeals court: KY electioneering law unconstitutional

Louisiana: St. Tammany Parish high school voter registration drive has 476 sign-ups

Maryland: Rockville to look at early voting

New Hampshire: Dartmouth select board mulls special election

North Carolina: Charges dismissed against former elections director

Ohio: What's so confusing about the May primary ballot?

Pennsylvania: Lehigh Co. recruiting poll workers head of May 19 election

South Carolina: SC House 63 election cost $27,300

Texas: Court raises tough questions on Texas voter ID law | Harris Co. officials skeptical of online voter sign-up | Texas argues for its voter ID law | Judge: Why didn't lawmakers address voter ID concerns? | Confusion in Kilgore College early voting | Early voting delayed by storm, hours extended | Commissioners adopt voting precinct plan | Election worker dismissed for giving unlawful assistance

Virginia: Henrico to spend $1.2M to replace outdated voting equipment

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Monday, 27 April 2015

April 25-27, 2015

National News: Gillibrand pushes for nationwide OVR

Arizona: Voter registration forms OK'd by 9th | Federal court upholds Arizona election law

California: Lawmakers consider changes to voting

Colorado: Average voter in April 7 election: A 60-year-old Republican woman

Florida: State elections office tosses out cases against 2 Flagler commissioners | Volusia, Flagler, other counties spent $856K to run special elections

Hawaii: Maui Co. launches elections website

Illinois: Rock Co. clerk moving to job in Beloit

Indiana: State police close voter fraud investigation in Lawrenceburg

Kentucky: Election board covers variety of matters in meeting

Louisiana: Voter registrars get 6-figure pay, 2 raises a year, lifetime security, Fox 8 says

Maryland: Voting records contain unique look to county's past

Massachusetts: Town transitions from 5 polling sites to 2

Michigan: Wayne ward voting rules approved on third try

Mississippi: Biloxi voters, bring your ID to the polls on Tuesday

Missouri: April 7 election in limbo

Montana: Confusion: Lone Rock absentee voters receive 3 ballots for elections

New Jersey: Union Co. clerk offers one-stop 'vote-by-mail' service

New Mexico: State workers accused of taking leave vote, then not voting

New York: Gillibrand proposes boosting voter rolls

North Carolina: Former New Hanover elections director expected in court Monday

Ohio: Ohio bill proposes automatic voter registration | Planned legislation would modernize registration | Elections board takes early voting to seniors | Election board workers recognized

Texas: 4 years later, Texas still defending voter ID law | May elections marked by low voter turnout

Virginia: Replacement voting machines to cost Dinwiddie more than $150K | Virginia Beach voting goes digital | Va. Beach will use new digital scanner voting machines | Va. Beach debuts new voting machines

Friday, 24 April 2015

April 24, 2015

National News: Loretta Lynch confirmed as attorney general

California: Panel suggests Stockton voting changes

Connecticut: Personnel committee move to unfreeze registrars' salaries

Florida: Eatonville election suit names voters | Appeals Court halts distribution of ballots in Sweetwater

Hawaii: Maui clerk launches 2016 elections website

Illinois: Tazewell Co. billing Schock | Clark Co. still needs poll workers | Would you demand a recount if you lost an election by 79 votes? | Special election hits hurdles | Bingo ball will determine winner

Indiana: Prosecutor asked to investigate primary ballots | Madison Co. prosecutor looking into primary ballots | Primary voting starts with obstacles

Kentucky: Grimes, law enforcement work to protect 2015 primaries | Election workers recieve $25 raise

Minnesota: Senate OKs bill restoring felon voting

Mississippi: Biloxi officials hopeful for high voter turnout

Missouri: Alleging voter fraud, Kinloch refuses to swear in new alderman | Lawmaker wants to simplify absentee voting

North Carolina: Elections board reviews applications for assistant director

Pennsylvania: Court: Singer stays off primary ballot

Tennessee: Students fight to change strict voter laws | Rodgers reappointed chief of Knox Co. elections | Raise for elections workers criticized

Texas: No more wrong voting locations on Election Day

Virginia: Half of Nelson's voting machines to be replaced

Washington: $981K: Latest cost for Yakima in voting rights case

Thursday, 23 April 2015

April 23, 2015

Alabama: Voter registration and ID drive come to Jefferson Co.

Arkansas: State's voting-gear solicitation favors firm, rival says

Florida: OVR steams ahead despite objections | City council moves municipal elections to November | Flooding closes downtown elections office

Georgia: Georgia LWV oppose restricting early voting

Guam: GEC looking at upgrading voting experience

Illinois: County clerks prepare for election to replace Schock | Clerks work to comply with voting law before Schock primary | Chaplin and Nybo working to consolidate election commission | Peoria names election officials | County clerks work to comply with voting law before special election

Indiana: Will anyone turn out to vote in primary election?| Floyd adds vote centers as early voting begins | BMV hours changed due to election day

Kansas: Columbus city council election error causes concern

Massachusetts: Worcester looks at high-tech poll books to head off voter fraud

Mississippi: County urged to educate on ID law

New Hampshire: State Supreme Court to hear arguments on voter registration| State Supreme Court hears arguments on law linking voter registration to motor vehicle rules

North Carolina: House OKs delay in paper ballot law | Former Watauga GOP chair appointed elections director | Bill would move 2016 primary to March

Ohio: Starting May 5, one vote center in Hillsboro

Pennsylvania: Judge to sit on Bucks BOE

Tennessee: Two Rivers voting precinct moving | State bill nullifies election commission policy| Shelby Co. challenges budget increase for election commission | Election commission reappoints Paxton as administrator | Board welcomes new commissioner

Texas: Q&A with Carlos H. Cascos | May elections cause confusion in Terry Co.

Virginia: York Co. supervisors agree to purchase new voting equipment

Wisconsin: Custer man to be charged with voter fraud for illegally voting

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

April 22, 2015

Alabama: Alabama elections officer launches push to get voter ID to every eligible voter | Felon voting bill passes House; Dems block two other elections measures | House lists crimes that forfeit voting rights

Alaska: Early voting starts Wednesday in Anchorage mayoral runoff

California: Bill to make voting materials more comprehensible approve by Senate committee | Monterey Co. high schools target of voter ed campaign

Colorado: After due-date flub, Denver voters will get May 5 election reminder

Delaware: No-excuse absentee ballot legislation introduced

Florida: Detzner takes heat for online registration | Broward SOE says she will seek re-election

Georgia: Ex-elections chief sentenced | Auburn election officials prep for Tuesday's vote

Illinois: No evidence found to determine cause of polling location fire | Some clerks moving forward with Schock election | Tazewell to ask Schock to pay for special election

Indiana: Floyd Co. makes voting changes following technical issues in November | Election board votes to reduce Saturday hours

Kentucky: Alison Lundergan Grimes says voter turnout 'unacceptable'

Louisiana: DuBos: Don't forget to vote during busy JazzFest

Michigan: Tech problems slow Allegan Co. election results | Sterling Heights prepares for election

New Jersey: Polling locations to stay the same in Verona

North Carolina: Next-generation voting equipment displayed | NC House may give more time to switch to paper vote

North Dakota: Legislature passes voter ID bill | Grand Forks lawmaker says ND voter ID bill fails to address problems | For poll workers, elections are reunions

Oregon: Parrish says 'no thanks' to SoS run

Pennsylvania: Company questions Luzerne Co. purchasing selection

South Carolina: Close vote triggers recount

Tennessee: No changes made to county election commission

West Virginia: Election oversight board created in Weirton

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015

April 18-20, 2015

California: Callaway Co. commission approves voting machine purchase | Election dispute highlights broader issue

Colorado: Wayne Williams a contrast to former SoS

Florida: State inches closer to online voter registration | Lynn Haven has largest turnout ever | Senate may vote on online voter registration bill | Defeated Miami Springs candidate sues city over elections process | Loxahatchee Groves responds to election challenge

Georgia: Former Cherokee elections director pleads guilty

Illinois: Electronic poll books get early high marks in Porter Co. | The value of a vote

Indiana: No primary for 2015 municipal election

Maryland: Md. legislation to help ex-offenders points to a slow shift in Annapolis

Massachusetts: MetroWest towns still secure with electronic voting

Nebraska: Counties get grants for disability election equipment costs

New Jersey: Dem leader applied for 1K ballots day after being slammed in voter fraud case

New York: Officials find flaws in wording of Ulster election law

North Carolina: Counties may get more time to switch to paper ballots | Cumberland Co. BOE vacancy may wait

Ohio: ACLU reaches settlement with Ohio over early voting | ACLU, Husted settle federal lawsuit | Early voting hours to be expanded with lawsuit settlement | Additional funds requested by BOE

Oklahoma: City commission could consider special election

Pennsylvania: Programming Luzerne Co.'s ballot machines to cost $30K more than last year

Tennessee: More than 1700 ballots cast in early voting | Crockett residents seek to remove state election commissioner |Judge swears in election commissioners

Texas: Bill to expand email voting for soldiers in hostile zones

Utah: County has no time to waste in preparing for vote

Virginia: Big cost for Henry Co. after voting machines decertified | Local registrars scramble to replace banned voting machines | Roanoke, Botetourt, Montgomery counties to replace banned voting machines by June

West Virginia: South Charleston to hold primary on Saturday

Friday, 17 April 2015

April 17, 2015

National: As states warm to online voting, experts warn of trouble ahead

Arkansas: 1-candidate election nets 110 ballots | Unopposed special election has big taxpayer costs

Colorado: Denver election vendor: Ballot due date error 'not acceptable

Florida: Senators approve online voter bill, despite Detzner's opposition | Lawmakers push to implement online voter registration | Online voter registration gets OK; Detzner objects| Critics cry foul over suggestion to move Orlando elections | State accidentally releases personal info | Lawmakers denounce Fla. elections chief a second time

Illinois: Stark Co. board will not seek payment from Aaron Schock | DOJ intercedes for Illinois military, overseas voters

Indiana: County: E-pollbooks would streamline voting | County looks to spend $40K on e-pollbooks | Allen Co. tests polling machines for May election

Iowa: County buys 25 new tabulators | Lee Co. to bring in new voting machines

Massachusetts: Wayland reups electronic voting through 2019 | Voter fraud alleged at town meeting

Michigan: House votes to end February elections

North Carolina: Counties could get more time to switch to paper ballots | Paper ballots required for 2018 election | Bill would study moving municipal elections to even years | Counties could get extra time to switch back to paper ballots | City seems OK with precinct closings

Ohio: Online voter registration a possibility for Ohio | Money for absentee ballot applications added to proposed budget

Rhode Island: Legislation would enable early voting

Tennessee: Kuncitis named elections administrator

Texas: Arlington early voting site will be open after all | Elections commission will seek more applicants

U.S. Virgin Islands: 2014 ballot woes may repeat in 2016

Virginia: Voting machines 'protected' by simple passwords

Washington: Experts war of trouble as Washington, others consider online voting