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Monday, 22 February 2016

February 20-22, 2016

National News: Officials say states ready for high turnout | Obama tells governors to protect voting rights | 16 years after Bush v. Gore, still wrestling with ballot-box rules

Arizona: Regan registers voters at Winterfest

Arkansas: Election officials see early vote increase | Election commission seeing an increase in early voters

California: County election video goes all Jedi on voter apathy

Florida: Elections office corrects ballot error

Georgia: Cobb looks to add early voting full time supervisor | Early voters rush to the polls in advance of March 1 primary

Illinois: More people voting early in Sangamon Co. this year | Early voting starts in McLean Co., weather impacts turnout

Indiana: Election board promises changes to equipment process

Kansas: Want to vote in this state? You have to have a passport or dig up a birth certificate | ACLU sues Kansas over voter registration rules | Is Kansas illegally preventing people from voting?

Louisiana: Schedler says states are ready for presidential elections

Massachusetts: Wareham election officials learn their way around new voting machines | Primary concern: Ballot problems force state to reprint thousands | Salem Latino voters face intimidation, group says

Minnesota: Council OKs new voting precinct, polling places

Mississippi: Poll workers preparing for primary

Nebraska: More of Stanton Co. switching to mail-only voting

Nevada: Nevada election officials watch for caucus shenanigans

New Hampshire: City clerk turns over voting records as AG probes possible irregularities by Sanders staffers | Record turnout for primary | Bill would allow jailed felons to vote

New York: Costs mounting for extra statewide elections

North Carolina: Mecklenburg Co. BOE still waiting on courts | Supreme Court: North Carolina must redraw congressional districts | SCOTUS denies stay for redistricting; primaries delayed | State set for a special primary | Freeman Center to host early voting site | New map draws unexpected consequences in 2016 primaries

Ohio: Miami Co. will address voting issues after March primary | Clark Co. BOE names Wilson as new director

Oklahoma: County will purchase vote counting machines | Election board preps for Super Tuesday

Oregon: Voter numbers set to swell with motor voter law

Pennsylvania: Online voter registration approaches 100K milestone | Compared with others, Philly spends more on election commissioners

South Carolina: Smooth morning at SC polling places | No problems in first hours of SC primary | Horry Co. polls open and running smoothly early Saturday morning | Sumter Co. election office prepares for primary election | Long lines, machine problems in Anderson during primary | Johnsonville residents report voter machine problems | Only a few glitches as South Carolinians vote | Voters report problems | Absentee ballots at a record number | Charleston Co. voters visit polls in last hour of voting | Polling location changes may not affect voter turnout | Primary set record turnout

Tennessee: Nashville's election commission adopts new rules for credit cards

Texas: Early voting numbers trending high despite fewer polling locations | Early voting topple Tarrant Co. turnout records | Confusion surrounds Howard Co. primary election | A early voting continues, accusations of voter fraud resurface | Travis Co. commissioners fix disparity in early voting

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board moves forward with elections plans | St. Thomas-St. John elections board declines videoconferences with St. Croix | St. Thomas-St. John elections board sanctions member

Utah: State considering next generation voting methods| Bill striking two-week wait on vote counts already on governor's desk

Virginia: School district cancels class for Super Tuesday | Election officials get ready for primaries, voters | Rockingham Co. schools to close for primary | Trial to begin on lawsuit challenging Virginia voter ID law

Washington: Students face uphill battle to bring permanent drop box to campus

West Virginia: House passes voter ID bill | Cleaning up the voter registrations