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Thursday, 18 February 2016

February 18, 2016

National News: Scalia's absence could shape election rules | Automatic registration is the latest chapter in fight over voting rights

Alaska: Mallott rejects Dems proposed primary change

Arkansas: Columbia Co. clerk's office open for early voting | In Bella Vista, Womack praises vote centers

California: Imperial Co. elections office completes transition to new voter registration system

Colorado: Colorado SoS's office goes for three-peat on innovation

Florida: Nelson praises LWV's voting rights work | Ballot confusion stirred by several mailing errors

Georgia: Pace of early voting quickens

Idaho: Idaho Dems to SoS: Billboards promoting GOP primary are out of line

Maine: New Maine voting machines will debut in June primary | New accessible voting system will accommodate voters with disabilities

Michigan: Alpine Township election inspectors to get raise

New Mexico: Bill expanding primary voting rights to come 17-year-olds heads to governor

New York: Tompkins Co. supports early voting

North Carolina: Avery elections officials preparing 'as usual' despite redistricting issue | Student Senate votes to bus students to polls

Ohio: New voting machines ready for primary

Oregon: Despite easy voter access, voter fraud deemed rare in Oregon

South Carolina: Dozens of SC voters line up to cast absentee votes by deadline | Absentee voters accidentally sent multiple ballots for primary in Spartanburg Co.

South Dakota: Pierre company making splash on election nights throughout country

Texas: Smith Co. offers new online tool for voters | Secretary of state releases resources to assist voters | Why four of Austin's early voting sites aren't open at 7 am weekdays | Shortened early voting hours schedule in East Austin upsets residents | Poll watchers asked to leave voting site | Electioneering questions arise during early vote

Tennessee: Two former councilmembers apply for election chief position| Wheelchair access not available at south voting site

West Virginia: Are there issue's with state's online voter registration?

Wisconsin: Tomah voter interest exceeds expectations | New Berlin officials won't consolidate polling places in the future | Only one turned away at polls because of new ID law | New online voter registration is the focus in Legislature | Some communities 'caught off guard' by voter turnout | UW students march to protest voter registration bill | Voting went smoothly in Berlin despite voting changes | Washington Co. may draw name from hat to break tie in supervisor race | Somers experiences election snafu