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February 2016

Monday, 29 February 2016

February 27-29, 2016

National News: Super Tuesday turnout set to smash record | Voting assistance service ensures sailors stay registered vote at NDW | Should primary voters be worried about aging voting machines? | Congress honors civil rights 'foot soldiers' with medal  

Alabama: JeffCo prepares for Super Tuesday | Clearing up primary ballot confusion  

Alaska: Ballot initiative not done yet

Arkansas: Election workers see record turnout | No ballot redo Libertarians told | ExpressVote machine set for some counties on primary night | Early voting extended | Voters can cast ballots anywhere | Some polling places will allow voters with concealed guns | Early voting at record numbers ahead of primary

California: Elections leaders tout voter turnout and access reforms at Los Angeles gathering | Phones and tablets: The future of digital voting | New vote count may spell doom for development in Carlsbad

Colorado: New voting machines on tap

Florida: Brevard: Spend $968K on elections support complex | Early voting offered in 9 locations in LakeSigns point to 'highly energized' voters as early voting begins | Elections office opens remote ballot drop-off sites  

Georgia: Do's and don'ts of voting in Georgia's presidential primary | Georgia voters smash the state's early voting record   

Guam: Guam election commission owes money for unplanned expenses

Hawaii: Bill considered to give some prisoners, felons right to vote 

Idaho: Election central | Billboards fixed after Dems threaten to sue  

Illinois: Illinois Democrats push for automatic voter registration | Bill aims to digitize voter registration signaturesCommissioners switch Burnside, DuBois polling locations  

Indiana: Wait continues on Jeffersonville city council at-large recount appeal | Problems nix Armory polling place | County can yet prevent $150K taxpayer loss | Shelby Co. BOE preps for this year's presidential vote   

Iowa: Iowa auditors urge passage of bills

Kansas: Federal judge refuses to block new voter registration process in Kansas  

Louisiana: Louisiana early voting numbers down from last year, officials say | Calcasieu Parish sets record for early voting numbers  

Maryland: Official: Washington Co. election board needs poll workers  

Massachusetts: Holyoke gets ready for presidential primary | Towns see consistently low turnouts for local elections | Online voter registration system credited with surge of new voters | Latino leaders: Behind the scenes efforts failed  

Michigan: Algonac polling station moves to new location | Officials preparing for primary

Minnesota: Secretary Simon challenges Minnesotans to return state to No. 1 in voter turnout  

Mississippi: Absentee voting continues despite ballot challenge | Ballot challenge could come with a cost | Printing new ballots to cost $11K

Missouri: Partisan divisions are clear as Senate takes up voter ID  

Montana: Lindeen files for secretary of state | Bitterroot Valley preparing to host elections  

Nebraska: ACLU tells Colfax Co. to offer bilingual ballots | ACLU: Dawson Co. required to have bilingual election formsFacebook tries to shake up voter registration  

New York: Nassau and Suffolk election boards avoid staff cuts suffered by other departments | NYC pols want to shame eligible voters with 'voter history' card  

North Carolina: NC voter ID law in effect for primary election | Second election looming? | Guilford Co. poll workers wrap up training | Voting requires photo ID | NC NAACP encourages voters without ID to head to polls | Blaze leads to change in early voting siteDust settles after last-minute primary swap | What happens now that North Carolina's got two primaries? | Benson honors Harvey Johnson, Jr., voting rights activist  

Ohio: New electronic poll books arrive for March 15 election | Dave Wondolowski sworn in as new Cuyahoga Co. BOE member | McLin, Young appointed to MoCo BOE | Tech savvy teens sought for help at Hamilton Co. polls | Election officials find uncontested primaries wasteful | Crestline students soak up election lessons | Drake Co. BOE members reappointed  

Oklahoma: Early voting turnout remains strong | Voting tips offered by election board secretary | Early voting period brings record turnout in Oklahoma, officials say | State law allows inactive voters to be deleted from database

Pennsylvania: Michael Shaheen election to county BOE | PSNK student group works to register first-time voters

South Carolina: No voting problems seen in Anderson | Turnout low so far in Dem primary | Initial reports indicate low turnout | Polls handle 2 statewide elections in a week | Slow day at Horry Co. polls for Dem primary | Election director: Turnout 'slow but steady' for Dem primary

Tennessee: Election commission working hard to increase voter confidence | Early voting increases 19 percent in Dickson Co. | Election commission ready for election day | Election workers gather polling equipment | Election commission gears up for busy Super Tuesday

Texas: How many have been affected by Texas' voter ID law? It's hard to say | Election officials report high early voting numbers | Long lines reported as early voting ends in Central Texas | Some voters question online availability of election day polling places | Nearly 106K turnout for early voting in Bexar | Elections officials expecting high turnout on Tuesday

U.S. Virgin Islands: Senate holds measure to unify elections boards  

Utah: San Juan Co. sued for violating Voting Rights Act

Vermont: Barre board's polling handouts logic baffles  

Virginia: Man casts first ballot at 60 with help from a U.S. Senator | State official says he's unaware of any voter impersonation in past 20 years | Appomattox tornado aftermath, advisories and updates | WCSO will have deputies at school voting precincts on Super Tuesday | Waynesboro upgrades to digital technology for voting | Tuesday presidential primaries kick off busy year for elections | Tornado damages church, upends polling location in Appomattox | Roanoke voters enter primary with new precinct alignment  

Washington: Voting Rights bill gains support in Senate

Wisconsin: Shorewood man sentenced to jail for multiple votes in several elections | Elections board to consider banning hole-punched IDs at polls | GAB apologizes for Green Bay ballot problems  

Friday, 26 February 2016

February 26, 2016

Alabama: Poll workers receive training before primary election

Arizona: 11K college-age voters registered in Maricopa Co.   

Colorado: Public demonstration of new voting equipment| Elections department has moved    

Florida: Items surrounding 2000 election on display | Memories of county's disputed role in 2000 election| With half-million absentee ballots turned in for Florida's primary, Miami-Dade a focal point for problems | More than 540K mail ballots out 1.7M returned so far|  In early Florida voting, more than 4,400 ballots have already been rejected

Georgia: Secretary of state talks SEC Primary| Turnout for early voting breaks records  

Idaho: Secretary of state's office authorizes reprinting of 22 Idaho Votes billboards   

Iowa: New polling location announced  

Kentucky: Grand jury charges several bought votes for Magoffin Co. judge  

Louisiana: Early voting location to be partially inaccessible on Saturday  

Massachusetts: Holbrook fixes state ballot problem | Latinos urge city to take voting issues seriously |  Elections officials gearing up for Super Tuesday | Clerks prepare for high turnout Tuesday

Michigan: Elections officials prepare for high turnout  

Minnesota: Election chief Simon vows to make voter turnout great again

Mississippi: Voting machines get test run| Mississippi will appeal order to change ballot  

Montana: Blackfeet tribe calls for better voting access  

Nebraska: Facebook aids Nebraska in voter registration| Three Nebraska counties must provide bilingual voting materials| ACLU says Dawson Co. must offer bilingual ballots

New Hampshire: Activist group says it's willing to cooperate in voting violations probe| Merrimack Town Council to discuss polling location change  

North Carolina: New Forsyth elections director ready for challenges

Ohio: Miami Co. BOE hears March election update | Hartley picked for Lucas Co. BOE| Husted to swear in dozens of new elections officials  

Oklahoma: Early voting begins in Oklahoma | Early voting off to a solid start in OK

South Carolina: Delays at the polls add to voter frustration | Elections officials swamped, costs up

Tennessee: Hawkins Co. to use new voting machines for Super Tuesday

Texas: Friday is the final day for early voting | Texans breaking turnout numbers  

Virginia: Plaintiffs in Va. voter ID case may wrap case Friday| More than 2100 Loudoun high schoolers are registered to vote in primaries| High schoolers to get expanded duties on election day |   Board reverses course, no school on Super Tuesday

Thursday, 25 February 2016

February 25, 2016

National News: Want honest elections? Meet America's new election integrity watchdog | Civil rights groups concerned restrictive laws will keep minorities from casting votes | The 10 states where Millennials could sway the election

Alabama: Madison Co. election officials open voting machine testing to public | Lawmakers talk felon voting rights

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. election officials keep eye on voting machines | Washington Co. prepares for electronic, paper voting | County gets vote monitor | White Co. election officials apologize for 'confusing' voter ID sign

California: Ballots still being counted in Measure A election

Florida: Bay Co. unveils new voting equipment | Elections office steps into the future | Miami getting election ready ahead of Florida Primary | South Florida elections officials preparing for primary | Bipartisan push in Senate to make SoS elected

Georgia: More than 200K Georgians have voted early | Voting rights groups keep eyes in Ga. ahead of primary

Hawaii: Former county council candidate charged with voter fraud

Idaho: Secretary of state to fix billboard | Idaho GOP primary voting concerns

Indiana: Payment OK'd for Porter Co. poll books | Early voting will stay off campus this year | County OKs elections app | County OKs polling place changes

Maryland: Special meeting fails to resolve elections tie issue | Paperwork mix-up causes problems in Charlestown election

Massachusetts: Abingdon, Rockland ballots affected by state ink snafu | Mass. elections officials worry over 'Independent' voters

Michigan: All secretary of state offices closed due to weather

Mississippi: Election officials testing voting machines | The fight for voting rights in Mississippi still resonates| D'Iberville leaders prepare for voting precinct change

Missouri: Voter ID clears last hurdle before Senate floor

Montana: Montana county moves MSU polling place to campus gym

New Jersey: West Milford school board mulls Election Day closure

North Carolina: Congressional primary moved to June 7; regular primary still on March 15 | What happens now that North Carolina's got two primaries

Ohio: State bill seeks to protect certain voters' privacy | In advance of primary, poll workers get training

Pennsylvania: Bucks, MoCo election officials anticipate complaints about Pa. 'closed' primary

South Carolina: Richland elections office tells county council it needs more money now

Tennessee: Tennessee breaks early voting record turnout

Texas: Smith Co. election workers recall years at the polls | Vote anywhere in Boone Co. on election day | Polling pads pace voter registration time | Election administration ready| Technology streamlines process for county's overseas voters | Slower than expected early voting

Vermont: Montpelier clerk's office to open Saturday for early voting| Condos applauds House gov ops action to improve voter registration

Virginia: Expert witness testifies that there is no justification for Va. photo ID law | Voter registrars in Central Va. preparing for large turnout

Washington: Voter registration bill stalls in Senate committee | Secretary of state stresses civic involvement by voting

Wisconsin: Justice Bradley's uncle turned away from polling place | Oneida Co. Veteran's Service officer hopes voter ID change comes before April | WW II veteran couldn't vote with military ID

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

February 24, 2016

National News: Federal government not backing own official on voter ruling | Selma marchers to receive highest Congressional honor | Judge won't block proof-of-citizenship for new voters

Alaska: Assembly considers transition to vote-by-mail

Arkansas: More Arkansas voters casting early ballots

California: Rock the Vote takes aim at California's low youth voter turnout

District of Columbia: Why DC's troubled election board couldn't get a grip on its finances | Concerns about DC's troubled elections board

Florida: Early voting begins Monday in Miami-Dade | Palm Coast weighs pact with county to run elections

Hawaii: Lawmakers debate bill that would give prisoners voting rights

Indiana: County bracing for $150K loss over failed poll book deal

Louisiana: Jefferson Parish early voting closing early due to weather | Resumes accepted for Bossier Parish registrar of voters | Early voting suspended in anticipation of severe weather

Massachusetts: Voting agreement signed minus clerk

Michigan: Special election costing thousands has one name on ballot

Missouri: House rejects early voting proposal

Minnesota: Minneapolis landlord-based voter registration ordinance starts March 1 | Nicollet Co. to pursue online election judge training

Montana: Blackfeet say voting proposal unacceptable | The MSU community can once again vote on campus

North Carolina: Forsyth elections office sees increase in absentee ballot requests

Ohio: Disabilities agency educating first-time voters | Secretary of state meets with Knox Co. BOE

Oklahoma: Ex-felon voting rights

South Carolina: Three Bluffton voting places to change for Saturday's primary

Tennessee: Early voting ends with a rush of ballots cast | Poll worker, 85, was influenced by his college professor in the 1950s

Texas: Harrison Co. party, election officials not happy polling place has been moved | Residents say voting could lead to data breach

U.S. Virgin Islands: Democrats say they can't afford to pay for primary

Virginia: Voting machines ready for Super Tuesday | Suit challenging Va. voter ID law continues in federal court

West Virginia: Ohio Co. voters could see some changes this May

Wisconsin: First elections board appointment made

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

February 23, 2016

National News: Feds back court ban on proof-of-citizenship for voter registration | Dept. of Justice disowns EAC director's move on proof-of-citizenship

Florida: Some voters ask for re-dos on ballots after Bush drops out | Walker files to remain St. Lucie Co. election chief

Georgia: Floyd Co. can choose between two universal precincts

Illinois: New law to cause election headaches in Lawrence Co.

Indiana: Is the next big thing on campus the voting booth? | Election board to bid out equipment contracts

Kansas: In Kansas, 'a voter cannot verify their vote was counted as it was cast'

Louisiana: Early voting begins, workers didn't expect the turnout

Massachusetts: State reprints primary ballots after problems with ink | Latino voters talk of harassment at polls

Missouri: Bill moves forward to expand secretary of state authority in voter fraud cases

New Hampshire: AG's office investigating 'vote shaming' mailing

New York: New bill could give undocumented immigrants right to vote

North Carolina: Local elections boards await word from state | Board of elections proceed despite Congressional district challenge | New voting booths offer variety of advantages

Ohio: Crestline students try their hand at voting | A big need in Ohio on election day | Lucas Co. GOP pick for BOE rejected | Washington Co. BOE prepares for primary | More 'Youth at the Booth' this election

Oregon: Motor Voter adds nearly 10K to voter rolls | New law improves local voter registration

South Carolina: Johnsonville primary voting machine malfunction was 'man-made'| Clerks in Johnsonville handle voting issues | Beaufort elections office preparing for Dem primary | Election official: Voter without photo ID will still have a chance to vote

Tennessee: Early voting record expected

Texas: Clinton slams Texas voter ID law at rally| After early voting snags, county extends polling location hours

Virginia: County set to go back to paper ballots | Virginia voters receive test ballots instead of absentee ballots | Voter ID suit heads to court | 2-hour delay for VBCPS on primary day | Hampton voters mailed filled-in ballots

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

Friday, 19 February 2016

February 19, 2016

National News: Google submits patent application for real-time online voting system

Alabama: Judge will not block Alabama voter ID law

Arizona: Secretary of state tips hat to local election officers

California: Secretary of state Padilla focused on the election year

Florida: Sumter Co. GOP chairman runs for SoE | Ballot mix-up creates problems in Bonita Springs

Georgia: Southeast Georgians procrastinating on early voting | Elections officials hope for better voter turnout in Dougherty Co. | Early voting turnout in Middle Ga. attracting scant attention for now | Busy Floyd Co. election year sees, state, local, presidential elections

Idaho: Idaho SoS responds to Democrat allegations

Kansas: Judge: Wichita State statistician can't have tapes to audit voting machines | Kansas faces ACLU lawsuit over voter ID law

Louisiana: Bossier Parish registrar of voters announces retirement

Maine: Maine rolls out new voting machines for the disabled

Maryland: State lawmakers propose automatic voter registration

Minnesota: SoS meets with Le Sueur Co. representatives on election concerns

Mississippi: Poll workers receive training

Montana: Record election judge turnout in Missoula, elections office surprised | Over 800 volunteer as election judges

New Hampshire: Senator tells secretary of state 'to do his job'| Sanders staff registered to vote at campaign office

New Jersey: Parents want polls moved from PK

North Carolina: Voter ID takes center stage at 10th annual Moral March | Students question lack of voter registration resources | Voter discrimination alive and well Congressman says | Lawmakers work to redraw districts, delay elections | House votes to move NC congressional primary date | WSSU denied early voting site

Ohio: Ryan King appointed to Miami Co. BOE | 'Desperate need' for poll workers | Former assistant prosecutor to lead Clark Co. BOE

Pennsylvania: State online voter registration nears 100K | Judge Toothman rejoins Greene Co. BOE

South Carolina: A few voters will need to find new polling places | Charleston Co. absentee voters may receive more than one ballot

Tennessee: Presidential shuffle may explain slow early voting | Rocky Mount to serve as polling place for upcoming elections

Texas: Select early voting centers stay open this weekend | Travis Co. admits mistakes were made with early voting times | County moves to correct shortened voting hours

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas-St. John boycotts joint elections board meeting

Virginia: Northampton Co. voters to use new machines March 1

West Virginia: House amends voter ID bill

Wisconsin: Software glitch created absentee voting problems

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

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

February 17, 2016

National News: Marriott, Starbucks back bipartisan effort to boost employee voting

Alabama: Houston Co. voting machine test scheduled | Change sought in selection process for board of registrars

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. debuts new voting machines | County elections officials back early voting

Colorado: Bill restricts number of vote sites

Connecticut: Local Dems to rally against possible closure of voting places | Patricia B. Backer, former registrar

Florida: Congressman pushes Fla. to join national voter registration database | Manatee Co. voters flood SOE offices ahead of deadline | No party voters eager to join party as primary approaches

Idaho: Ada Co. to test drive new voting system in mock election

Indiana: Digital poll books coming to St. Joseph Co.

Massachusetts: A landslide for new online voter registration

Michigan: Election billboard deal approved by city

Montana: Poll relocation from church to Montana State campus passes initial vote

North Carolina: Forsyth elections board taps Guilford Co. employee for director post | Lawmakers redrawing maps spar over criteria

Ohio: Aging Miami Co. voting machines raise concerns | A look at changes in Ohio's voting rules from 2012 to 2016 | Proposed constitutional amendment would require automatic voter registration | Collinwood's 'Ballot Box' project combines public art, revitalization and voter registration | Cuyahoga Co. BOE launches the 'Join the Party' voter education campaign

Rhode Island: Board of elections, ex-secretary reach settlement

South Dakota: Election workers needed

Tennessee: Youth voter registration drive breaks Nashville record

Texas: Early voting off to a brisk start | Brown Co. commissioners approve elections administrator pay raise | Officials remind guns are not allowed at voting locations

Virginia: Virginia House subcommittee: Where Democratic bills on senior voting go to die

Wisconsin: Voters face new requirements at the polls | No major voter ID issues reported in Racine Co. | Voter ID requirement getting mixed reviews in spring election | A look at the election with voter ID | More ballots needed for strong voter turnout | Legislature passes limits on local IDs | Assembly OKs online voter registration, eliminates special registration deputies | No problem reported at polls from new ID law | Voter turnout estimated 8-9 percent for Eau Claire | Assembly takes up online voter registration | Veteran's ID no good at polls | Low turnout seen as Wisconsin voters head to polls, show IDs | Voters head to the polls in Madison | Voter ID law 'no big deal' in primary roll out | Ballot shortages reported throughout Waukesha CO.| New vote counting system improves efficiency, speed in Marathon Co. | Polling hours extended for Madison wards 74 and 75 until 9pm | Sheboygan voters navigate new poll locations | Cities consolidate polling places o save taxpayer dollars

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

February 13-16, 2016

National News: John Oliver votes against voter ID laws | Alabama and other states named in voter ID lawsuit | President calls for automatic voter registration | John Oliver slams voter ID laws

Alabama: In Alabama, felons face difficult road to regaining voting rights

Arizona: See new voting machines at open houses

Arkansas: New voting option in Miller Co. | Two weeks before primary, early voting begins | Early voting sites open today statewide

California: Contra Costa Co. seeks poll workers for Election Day

District of Columbia: Judge rules D.C. AG can intervene in minimum wage case | As protestors march for a higher minimum wage, DC agencies deal with ballot initiative case

Florida: Leon Co. preparing for primary | South Florida voting officials prepare for upcoming elections | Bay Co. elections office staying open till midnight

Georgia: Voters will elect same DeKalb position twice | Patty Griffin singing in Athens to promote voting

Illinois: Early voting, polling places undergo changes | New bill could make voter registration easier | Will Co. clerk's office putting in extra time for primary | City Hall to serve as early voting polling place| Cost of same-day registration could add up

Indiana: County investigates election app for smartphones| Electronic poll books approved in St. Joseph Co.

Kansas: Kobach enforcing debated voter registration

Maine: Maine bill to limit use of video cameras at polls wins support

Michigan: County election officials prepare for upcoming primary | Two weeks after asking for election workers, Walker and Alpine clerks say they're good

Missouri: Busy year ahead for county election workers

Montana: Initial vote on MSU polling place Tuesday

New Hampshire: Undercover video renews ongoing voter ID debate in NH | Confusion at the polls involving student voters | Pig that stormed NH primary now on Twitter

New Jersey: Student ambassadors bring voter registration movement to campus

New Mexico: State code dictates early vote hours

New York: NYC lawmakers oppose Cuomo's plan to boost voter registration | One-woman play about voting rights draws sold-out crowd | Onondaga Co. pushing to move local elections to November | Bloominburg ballots to be printed in Yiddish, monitor assigned for elections

North Carolina: Here's what you need to know about voter ID and the NC primary | NAACP march blasts voter ID requirement as primary approaches | Watauga elections board members respond to SBOE's decision on early voting at App | Legislators fearful of election chaos | Couple going to great lengths to save small NC town | Election scrutiny expected| Orange Co. Library offers help as voter registration deadline nears | Lawmakers prepare for quick draw if court doesn't intervene | Advocates explain voter ID law | Election delay could help/hurt voters

Ohio: Miami Co. BOE preps for upcoming elections | Boards of elections will be open late for voter registration | Summit Co. looks to buy permanent site for early voting

Pennsylvania: Berks Co. officials consider restoring polling place at Kutztown | Mailing blitz confuses some voters in state

South Carolina: Election commission wants $41.5M for new voting machines | Oconee delegation hears voting concerns | Richland Co. election workers getting prepared | Krauss will not seek 5th term as Sumter SOE| SC primaries will be held on separate days | Anson elections board: Restrooms are for voters' use only

Tennessee: Winter weather slows down early voting | Bill would eliminate early voting in special elections | Nashville election chief repays credit card expenses | Early voting off to hot start | Davidson Co. names new election commission chairman | Voting questions? There's an app for that | Campaign increases teen voter registration

Texas: Early voting perfect for those eager to cast a ballot | Secretary of state shares voting resources | Commissioners may OK hiring new elections administrator

Virginia: Petition calls for day off for students to vote | Spotsylvania polling place moves to new location

Washington: House OKs partial automatic voter registration bill

Wisconsin: Primary a first for voter ID, new voting machines | Elder advocates have online voter registration concerns | New polling place assignments in Mount Pleasant | Changes for voters include new voting machines, voter ID | New police presence expected at Neenah school polling locations | Voter ID will get test as primary features key local, statewide races | Online voter registration bill echoes voter ID debate | Assembly set to OK OVR | Election officials will clock voters to see how long ID checks take | City of La Crosse warns of new polling places