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Monday, 08 February 2016

February 6-8, 2016

National News: A timely Smithsonian exhibit for election season | Animal Collective, Best Coast & more plan voter registration drives on upcoming tours | U.S. election official under fire for imposing voter citizenship requirement in 3 states

Alabama: SoS supports new rule requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote | Outreach planned on new federal voter registration rule

Arizona: State proposes new restrictions on return of early ballots

Arkansas: Election commission moves polling site

California: Former Ontario councilwoman to serve as interim city clerk | Padilla shares his story as a Porter Ranch refugee

Colorado: State to assist county in purchasing new voting equipment

District of Columbia: Local rapper advocates for D.C. voting rights through rhyme

Florida: Lee supervisor of elections candidate hacks into voting website

Georgia: Elections board considers bylaws change | Cobb changes early voting location| Metro Atlanta counties expand early voting | Georgia voters must prove citizenship

Idaho: Ada Co. voters may see faster results with new election equipment

Illinois: Early voting begins for primary | Clerk reports delay in early voting

Indiana: Vote center plan up for final approval on March 3

Kansas: Ellis considers costs between polling place and mail-in ballot election | What you need to know about new proof-of-citizenship requirement

Kentucky: House passes felon voting restoration bill

Louisiana: Scrutiny raised on outside voter registration groups

Maryland: Washington Co. elections chief expects smooth return to paper ballots | Senate expected to override governor, give felons voting rights sooner | State changes early voting to paper ballots | Hagerstown residents to vote in first nonpartisan election

Mississippi: Hosemann talks voter registration, reform | Hosemann pitches early voting, OVR

Missouri: Bill requiring voter ID advancing

New York: Three primaries to cost county taxpayers

North Carolina: Ad campaign to focus on new voter laws | Reps.: ID rule will not halt voting | Forsyth elections workers prepare for first primary vote that requires photo ID | Court ruling could delay primary election

Ohio: Facebook launches Ohio voter registration campaign | If the BOE goes to Norwood, will early voting site go with it? | Four seek to lead Clark Co. BOE | Chairman of Summit Co. BOE preparing to vacate post | Envelopes for absentee ballots in question

South Carolina: Voting machine testing held in Beaufort Co.

Tennessee: Election commission prepares for early voting | Centenarian carries out civic duty with absentee vote | Shhh! No phone calls at the polls

Virginia: Charlottesville City schools on two hour delay March 1 | Roanoke voters to receive notice of new precinct alignments | Richmond's electoral board looks to streamline voter ID

Washington: State bills would allow automatic voter registration | Bill seeks partial automatic voter registration

West Virginia: Warner wants to bring international knowledge to SoS office

Wisconsin: Got questions about voter ID in Wisconsin: We've got answers | Some confusion over voter ID law | Bill cuts voter registration program | Court challenges cleared, voter ID in place for primary

Wyoming: Kai Schon new Wyoming state election director