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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

February 10, 2016

National News: How polling station design could influence elections

Alabama: Alabama sees huge spike in voter registration because of OVR | Alabama first to offer electronic ballot for deployed military members

Arkansas: New machines ready for use in early voting | Election Central open house this Wednesday | Sebastian Co. election commission discusses new equipment

California: San Francisco prepares to open sources its voting system | S.F. officials push for adoption of pioneering open-source voting | Why was GOP left off Sacramento Co. elections mailer?

Colorado: Critics worry proposed bill would disenfranchise voters | Bill could reduce early voting centers in county

Florida: Deputy elections chief in Volusia runs for top spot | Mass mailing of ballots begins in advance of primary | Project Democracy helps spread youth voter awareness | Pinellas Co. leads state toward mail-in ballots

Illinois: Will Co. clerk training election judges ahead of primary | Ballots in Korean for March primary expected to increase turnout

Indiana: Clerk's goal to make voting places handicap accessible

Iowa: Iowa Supreme Court takes another look at Iowa voting rights | State High Court to consider state's ban on voting by felons

Maryland: Paper ballots will be ready for Md. primaries | Released felons gain right to vote in Maryland after veto override | Md. Senate overrides Hogan's veto on felon voting rights | More voting rights for ex-felons won't close registration gap

Massachusetts: Officials: Thousands of voters confused by 'independent' party name | Worcester election commission gets options for early voting

Mississippi: AG to prosecute case against poll workers

Missouri: County to launch new website for elections

Montana: Rocky Boy, Hill Co. look at satellite voting office | Preparations underway in Missoula for upcoming elections

New Hampshire: New tablets debut at polls for blind voters | New Hampshire relies on a mix of new and old voting systems | New photo ID law sees smooth implementation | Nashua polls running smoothly early onWayward pig shows up at NH polling place | Voters stuck in long lines in Merrimack | New voters grow in numbers, line up at polls | Traffic jam keeps polls open in Merrimack | Primary turnout takes some by surprise | Long lines, traffic jams plague Merrimack

New York: Early problems resolved in Albany high school voting

North Carolina: NC voters caught in limbo over redistricting battle | NC takes map delay battle to U.S. Supreme Court | State BOE to decide Forsyth early voting sites | March primary elections lack enough poll workers | Judge denies request for emergency stay in redistricting case | Five Brunswick Co. polling places to change

Ohio: Franklin Co. BOE expands headquarters for presidential election

Rhode Island: House approves bill allowing OVR

South Carolina: Prepping to put on a primary

Tennessee: Carter election commission holds first early voting period at new office | Election workers prepare for early voting | Republicans pick Jesse Neil for election commission spot

Texas: Mail ballot requests for March primary breaking records | Cameron Co. election commission prepares for upcoming primary

Virginia: Spotsylvania schools closed for March primary

Wisconsin: Area clerks are getting ready for February primary election | LeMahieu: Bill would modernize Wisconsin elections | Senate OKs OVR