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April 2016

Friday, 29 April 2016

April 29, 2016

National News: Wyden proposes nationwide vote-by-mail

Alabama: Taking a voting place selfie? You could be breaking the law

Arizona: May Special Election: More problems or smooth sailing?

California: Yolo Co. voters unaffected by state trends | Outreach effort to register homeless voters shows depth of challenge

Georgia: Savannah NAACP announces effort to boost registration

Illinois: New election computers ordered | DuPage elections officials defending using law firm that donated to candidate

Indiana: New voting equipment ready to roll

Iowa: No plans to parallel Virginia

Kansas: Kansas man convicted of double voting

Kentucky: Kentucky sets new voter registration record

Louisiana: Lawmakers reject voting rights for felons

Maryland: New paper ballot voting machines work well

Massachusetts: Public safety should be polling place siting priority

Minnesota: DFL eyes ex-felon voting rights

Missouri: Voter ID measure stalled in Senate | House task force issues report on botched election

New Hampshire: Schools weighed as additional polling places

New York: Ballot counting continues in Senate race | Lawyer files class action lawsuit after he was blocked from voting in primary | 1,445 denied ballot in Onondaga Co. wouldn't take no for an answer

North Carolina: Election law case to get quick review | Appeals court orders expedited review | Voter ID law to remain in effect for June primary

Oregon: Oregon Senator launches effort to expand vote-by-mail

Pennsylvania: Baker says officials handled glitch well

Vermont: Automatic voter registration comes to Vermont | Automatic voter registration becomes law in VT

Virginia: Virginia elections board adopts new voter registration form on partly-line vote | Williams: I don't feel like a second class citizen anymore

Washington: State primary pamphlets sent early in effort to educate voters

West Virginia: Ballot setup spurs controversy at Ohio Co. polls | Selfies, pictures of your ballot are illegal in West Virginia

Thursday, 28 April 2016

April 28, 2016

National: Hispanic voter registration spikes

Alabama: DOJ opinion sought on Daphne poll plan | Marshall Co. poll location on the move

California: Supervisors sign off on primary expenses | One of LA County's first Latina poll workers reflects on decades of service

Colorado: Williams shares election process with CCRW | Siblings win LWV award for service

Connecticut: New voting system an overall success, officials say | Printing snafu sends incorrect polling address to some New Haven voters

Illinois: Amid criticism, Michael pledges voting changes for fall

Indiana: Long lines at early voting locations | Campus voters hitch ride to early voting

Iowa: Process to restore felon voting rights to be streamlined

Kansas: Students practice voting with real election equipment

Kentucky: State Supreme Court hears arguments against Magoffin election

Louisiana: House OKs registrar qualifications

Maryland: Maryland's new voting machines debut with few reported glitches | Turnout highest in more than 34 years

Minnesota: Houston Co. prepares for elections | Secretary of state aims to boost voter turnout

Mississippi: Major updates to MS election law lost at end of session

Missouri: Democrats launch filibuster as voter ID brought up again

New Hampshire: Bill would expand absentee ballot rules

New Mexico: Secretary of state emphasizes efficiency, access as NM prepares for primary

New York: More than 120K NYers used affidavit ballots | Decision opens NY to widespread online voter registration | Staten Island not exempt from primary problems | Process of counting paper ballots from last week's primary has begun

North Carolina: County must buy machines that produce paper ballots | Forsyth elections office trying to get missing signatures

Ohio: Several changes coming to Kenton area polls

Oregon: Unusual primary race for secretary of state

Pennsylvania: Primary brings out new voters, poll workers | York Co. 'pretty cool' with open carry

Rhode Island: Advocates call for change to primary system | Common Cause calls for 'immediate improvements' to voting in RI

Tennessee: Funds OK'd for Cheatham election office remodel

Texas: Waller Co. voting equipment undergoing restoration after water damage | 15 GOP states back Texas voter ID law in legal brief | Look before you vote: Some voters complain about getting wrong ballots

Virginia: It's in Isle of Wright's Budget: $434,078 for registrar's office | Rights restoration having an impact on voter registration | Massive restoration of voting rights challenges local registrars | Soon after governor's action, ex-felons already registering

Washington: Secretary of state, staff will skip meeting

West Virginia: Early voting begins with strong numbers, runs through May 7 | Cabell Co. clerk candidates differ on online voter registration

Wisconsin: Vos wants to review request for voter ID outreach money | Budget committee co-chair will 'seriously' consider funding voter ID education | GOP leaders open to voter ID ad campaign | GAB director calls Walker's comments on voter ID 'disingenuous'

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

April 27, 2016

National News: How the U.S. ended up with today's paper ballots | Selfies in the voting booth? Snapchat fights for the right | Fliers can register to vote on Virgin America | Americans are really attached to their I Voted stickers

Arizona: Judge tosses March voting fiasco lawsuit | Challenge to primary results tossed

Connecticut: Steady turnout reported | Rain not dampening turnout in West Hartford | Few early problems in primary voting | Wallingford schools requiring photo ID vote, complaints filed with secretary of state's office | New Haven poll workers have a 16-hour day ahead | Confusion at the polls | Election officials to investigate access complaints | Ganim tells cops to leave polling sites

Delaware: Absentee ballots more than double from '08 | Delaware gears up for September primary

Georgia: Everything to know about voting in Georgia | Ga. ends 90-day 'black out' period for voter registration | Elections official named Catoosa Co. employee of the month

Hawaii: Voting reforms mulled

Illinois: DuPage looking to consolidate election commission, clerk's office

Indiana: Vigo Co. opens 6 voting centers for early voting | Secretary of state's office says voters should plan ahead

Kansas: Will Johnson Co. be ready for the 2016 election?| Why the extra ballots?

Maryland: Long lines, warm weather mark Maryland's primary election day | Problems at Baltimore polls, city elections chief explains | Hogan signs bill to increase voter participation | For Baltimore man with criminal record, first time voting provides hope | St. Mary's ranks third worst in early voting turnout | Parish Hall to be open to voters despite road work| Missing 'I Voted' stickers being delivered to Baltimore polls | Lots of voters, few problems seen at polls | PG Co. voters welcome paper ballots | Smooth sailing so far at Washington Co. polls | State reports light to moderate voting without major glitches | Carroll Co. voters hit the polls, paper ballots get mixed reviews | Voters react to new voting system | Edwards seeks court order to keep polls open | Issues at John Eager polling place | Four Baltimore polling places ordered to remain open | Some precinct confusion in Glen Burnie | Edgewater voters tackle polling place confusion| Help at the polls | Officials: Provisional ballots run out at Enoch Pratt | Some polling places open late, election judges leave | City health officials go to polling places and offer voters chance to save lives | Some Baltimore voters show up at late-closing polls

Minnesota: Ely polling place stays put | Senators make new voting push for freed felons

Mississippi: Hosemann to ask governor for special session to address election reforms | Hosemann again pushes for passage of voting reform

New York: NY may expand online voter registration | BOE boss apologizes for primary debacle | BOE commissioners knew about purging voter rolls, district leader says

North Carolina: NC NAACP to appeal decision in voter ID case | Opponents to appeal ID ruling | Locals react to ID ruling | How North Carolina became the epicenter of voting rights battle

Pennsylvania: Johnstown power outage doesn't impact polls | Election day superstitions, traditions abound at Famous 4th St. Deli | Voter turnout appears heavier than usual in Philly | York Co. precincts report high turnout | Some voters delayed by ballot problem | Trans woman forced to produce name-change documents to vote in primary | Reports of high turnout, smooth voting in midstate | Red Lion students get voting practice | Lunch time power outage doesn't affect voting | Problems reported at some polling precincts | Bellefonte students take a behind-the-scenes look at democracy | Lawrence Co. poll workers incorrectly tell voters candidate is off the ballot | Minimal issues at Pa. polling places | Midstate officials: Turnout good, 'no floating body parts' | Power outage at polling location | Pa. poll-locating websites riddled with problems

Rhode Island: Polls busy at open | Rhode Island secretary of state in-studio interview | Early turnout strong | Primary problems leave some voters frustrated | Long walk to polling place causes 90-year-old man to miss out on voting for first time | Block Island polling place runs out of Dem ballots | Some confusion over consolidation of polling places

Tennessee: Online voter registration coming in 2017

Texas: Webb Co. elections administrator evaluated | Judge at polling site raises concerns

Virginia: GOP leaders call for special session on McAuliffe's voting rights order

West Virginia: Mon County opens three polling sites for early voting | Officials gearing up for early voting |Greenbrier Co. prepares for voting | Early voting begins today | WV law: No ballot selfies

Wisconsin: GAB doesn't act on plea to ask for funding of voter ID education | Elections board to request funds for stateside voter ID education campaign

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

April 26, 2016

National News: DOJ plans to make it easier for former prisoners to get proper ID

Arizona: Judge allows suit vs. secretary of state | Voters to testify in primary challenge | Poll worker: Voters given wrong ballots in primary | Botched ballots will cost taxpayers $400K

California: San Diego registrar needs poll workers | Website allows Californians to explore cost of running elections | LA County gears up for surge primary voters

Colorado: Proposal to ditch caucuses gains political support | Bill to restore primary is before lawmakers | Lawmakers debate fuding for primary

Connecticut: East Rock, Morris Cove voters get wrong polling place information | Stratford faces election possibilities | Voter registration surges before primaries | Registrar of voters to remain elected post in Hartford | New Ansonia polling places for primary |Schools prep for voters

Delaware: Primary day toolbox: What you need to vote in Delaware | Gearing up for primary election

Florida: Williams qualifies for ballot in election supervisor race

Georgia: Army, state work to get soldiers voting

Indiana: Early voting options increase

Kansas: ACLU: Two-thirds of new Kansas voter registrations on hold | Johnson Co. looking for places for people to vote

Maryland: Maryland voters will use paper ballots in primary | County BOE confident primary results will be posted promptly | Washington Co. offers tool to point voters to proper polling site | After decade absence, paper ballots return to Maryland | Hogan plans to sign early voting bill | Gearing up for primary election

Missouri: NAACP seeking independent probe of April 5 election irregularities

New Jersey: Local training video gets national attention

New York: New York's primary mess prompts voters to demand change | BOE deputy clerk under fire for having subordinate drive her to work | Some voters in last week's primary in St. Lawrence Co. 'disgruntled,' elections commissioner says | De Blasio sets aside $20M for BOE reforms | DeBlasio calls for election changes after primary | Lawmakers aim to stop mass voting registration purges | Advocates welcome BOE 'incentive funding' but urge broader overhaul

North Carolina: Federal judge upholds NC's sweeping voter ID law | Federal judge who backed limits on early ballots upholds voter ID requirement

Ohio: Miami Co. BOE approves poll workers for special election

Pennsylvania: Voters in some Pa. counties will face quirks when casting ballots | City commissioners work to ensure voting easy in Philly | Tasco questions need for city commissioners | Centre Co. prepares for primary | Phila. election officials urge voters to check location of polling place | Students learn about voting process by helping on election day

Rhode Island: Common Cause advises RI voters to be prepared for changes at polls, possible long lines | Unaffiliated voters outnumber party members | Polling places different for primary | Gorbea under fire for voting access | Elections director offers advice for voters

Tennessee: Williamson schools register more than 800 students to vote | 8 to interview for Nashville election chief job

Texas: County elections administrator evaluation

Virginia: Roanoke to reprint ballots for $4K after candidate's concerns

Wisconsin: Special deputies may keep registering voters through fall election

Monday, 25 April 2016

April 23-25, 2016

National News: Snapchat wants to make 'ballot selfies' legal on Election Day | Why are election ballots so confusing? | Moving from prison cell to voting booth | McCaskill: Newby lacked authority to change voter registration policy

Arizona: Arizona county tells feds election issues hit all races | Officials: Long lines in primary affected minorities and non-minorities equally

Arkansas: School elections scheduled for November cause glitches

California: Dolores Huerta Foundation to file lawsuit against Kern Co. alleging voting rights violations | Error in ballot notices affects hundreds of Sonoma Co. voters | Association launches election costs website | How California's Senate ballot could cause problems for the primary

Connecticut: Voter registration surges among young people in Connecticut | Police gear up for traffic problems at schools during primary | 'We're getting slammed': Registrars inundated with work ahead of primary| 45K young voters register

District of Columbia: Student writes bill on former prisoners' voting rights

Georgia: Poll worker fired, accused of voter discrimination | Gwinnett poll worker 'not invited' to return after complaints

Illinois: BOE: No penalty or fine for accidental cancellations | Elections officials detail McHenry Co. election problems | Five Crawford Co. precincts will have teenagers helping at the polls on Tuesday

Indiana: Clark Co. absentee voting going smooth as election draws near

Iowa: Why restoring voting rights for felons is harder in Iowa

Kansas: McCaskill: Newby lacked authority to change voter registration policy

Kentucky: Election board makes preparations for upcoming primary

Louisiana: Blakes challenges voter rolls, alleges polling place violations

Maryland: Record early voting turnout in Maryland's primary| Former felons in Maryland now have the right to vote | Pencil or pen? Absentee ballots left Maryland voters scratching their heads | In Baltimore, ex-felons cherish newfound right to vote | Early voting ends with record turnout | This man is on parole for attempted murder. He just voted for the first time in 20 years

Missouri: Black Caucus says discipline of election officials falls short

New Hampshire: Electronic voter checklist proposal to go before Senate

New Mexico: Hundreds of NM teens seize new chance to vote in primary

New York: NYC primary voter complaints draw investigations, suspension | As problems persist, city council to examine BOE | Stringer slams city's 'broken voting system' | SUNY student says Ulster Co. elections board wrongly denied voters ballots | BOE primary mess an overreaction to 2013 'zombie voter' probe

North Carolina: Election officials: More voting left to do | Group says 29K voters' ballots counted using 'safety net' provisions

Oregon: Voters get wide range of views in secretary of state race | Secretary of state candidates snag endorsements from all sort of groups

Pennsylvania: MoCo's hectic preparations for primaries | Judges causing chaos for voter services | What to expect on primary day | Polling change in place for primary | Plymouth Twp. promises plenty of parking for voters

Puerto Rico: Money for ballot printing in limbo

Rhode Island: It could be a wait at the polls

Tennessee: Hundreds of high school students register to vote

Texas: Texas county settles suit over voter translator requirements | More than half a million Texas voters lack ID to cast ballots | Officials disagree with op-ed critical of voting in Bell Co.| Elections office: No firearms or weapons at polling places

Virginia: About 200K ex-felons in Va. will now have right to vote in Nov. | McAuliffe restores voting rights for 206k ex-felons | McAuliffe defines order on 'This Week'

West Virginia: Four running for secretary of state | County considers satellite voting sites

Wisconsin: Lack of voter ID educational campaign shows state 'has a long way to go,' Chris Taylor says

Friday, 22 April 2016

April 22, 2016

Arizona: Rally calls state, Maricopa 'ground zero' for voter suppression issues

Arkansas: Pine Bluff call to remove election official who drew handgun

California: Primary postcards confuse some voters

Colorado: Bipartisan bill seeks to bring back primaries

Florida: Voter fraud lawsuit adds intrigue to snakebit Riviera election | Using provisional ballots to commit voter fraud

Georgia: Macon-Bibb elections board to vote on precinct change next month | State investigating suspected issues with Snellville election

Illinois: Chicago firm helps Cook Co. keep hackers out of voting machines | Illinois elections board IDs McHenry Co. primary problems

Indiana: Board addresses voting concerns | Wyman addresses vote centers | Part of elections for more than 50 years

Kansas: Kobach wins 2nd conviction in double-voting case

Kentucky: BOE inspecting voting machines

Maryland: Early voting is a hit

Missouri: St. Louis Co.'s GOP elections chief plans to retire this year | Election cycles take toll on county budget, manpower

New York: Chautauqua Co. BOE commissioner reacts to primary day 2016 | Burden falls on NY Legislature to address voting issues | Elections board official in Brooklyn removed amid investigation | County elections officials pleased with primary | Official wants to stop voting at school after irate voter kicks table

North Carolina: Elections director addresses concerns, outlines changes | Forsyth might get re-canvas of March vote

Pennsylvania: From stickers to signs, MoCo remedies ballot question's removal | Election office adds late candidate name | MoCo scrambles to adjust ballots | Late court ruling sends Pa. elections officials scrambling | Wrangling over referendum muddies absentee ballots | Pa. advises counties to cancel ballot question | MoCo's hectic preparation for primaries

Rhode Island: Rhode Island to open one-third of polling places | RI says it can handle 30 percent voter turnout | City to open six polling places for primary

Texas: Killeen tests electronic voting equipment ahead of primary | Days before elections, 60 Waller Co. voting machines drenched from a burst pipe

Utah: Marriott Library to host on-campus voting center for primaries and general

Washington: Wyman plans $1M campaign

Wisconsin: Democrats call for statewide voter ID education campaign | Kind requests state DOJ probe into voter suppression | Dems submit names for new elections board

Thursday, 21 April 2016

April 21, 2016

National News: Why voters are removed from voting rolls

Arizona: Supreme Court upholds Arizona voting map | Attorney asks judge to void results of AZ presidential primary | Supreme Court: Redrawn voting districts are legal | Supervisors approve 116 polling locations for May elections

Arkansas: PB call raised to remove election official

California: Costa Mesa residents will likely vote on voting districts in November | Bill to reimburse taxpayers fails in committee | San Francisco examines lowering voting age, other methods to boost turnout | New Fresno Co. polling place? Your neighbor's garage | Election for vacant council seat will cost city $767,600

Colorado: Bill would allow independents to vote in primaries

Connecticut: Justice Dept. investigating motor voter program | West Hartford public schools will have extra security for primary day | DMV system crash impacts voter registration | DMV says it's business as usual after two days of outages | Registrar: Registrations 'hot and heavy' for primary

Florida: Supervisors office teams up with high school for vote | Lori Scott set to strut her stuff for needy

Georgia: Gwinnett poll worker loses job over offensive comment | Election worker fired after comment | Voter rights groups say Macon polling change could suppress minorities

Indiana: BMV to extend hours to Hoosier's need ID's for primary

Louisiana: Bill to make voting easier for college students sails through committee | Registrar qualification amendment fails in House

Maryland: Pocomoke district gets new vote after balloting fail | Early voting coming to a close in Maryland | Time running out to avoid lines to vote

Massachusetts: Removing voting from Beverly schools discussed

Missouri: 1 St. Louis Co. election director suspended, 1 may retire | Huckabee backs Ashcroft for secretary of state

New Jersey: TurboVote moves Montclair State into the 21st Century | Harelik appointed to Union Co. BOE | County officials move voting to Claridge | County clerk denies polling location changes after election board deadlock

New Mexico: State loses appeal of Duran-era case on illegal voting

New York: Why voters are removed from voting rolls | A ridiculous roundup of the worst NYC primary day voting mishaps | Social media fuels false rumors and confusion at polls throughout New York | Local officials: Primary process went smoothly | Brooklyn poll workers threaten journalist | Susan B. Anthony gravestone covered with 'I Voted' stickers | Broome Co. BOE says county experienced few voting problems | City and state officials investigating BOE | Onondaga Co. received record number of complaints on primary night | School polling sites create parking issues

North Carolina: Congressional primary, record turnout costs taxpayers | Voter registration letter causes confusion

Ohio: Ohio's golden week voting policy eliminated for 2016 | Judge orders mental health evaluation for poll worker

Oregon: Avakian wants to redefine the secretary of state's job

Pennsylvania: Elections officials scramble to comply with court case restoring candidate to ballot | Group to provide services for primary election | Election watchdogs urge voters to report problems at the polls | MoCo scrambles to stick name of Dem senate candidate on ballot

Rhode Island: Elections board to open only 144 polling places for primary | Rhode Island will only open 1 in 3 polling places for primary

Texas: Williamson Co. early voting locations set | Waller Co. to test voting equipment drenched by burst pipe

Virginia: York Co. registrar wins award from SBOE

West Virginia: West Virginians switching parties in large numbers as primary nears | County clerks accuse Tennant of piling on | Online registration needs tweaks, clerks say

Wisconsin: Common Cause calls for mobile voter ID assistance

Wyoming: Burns added to the list of vote centers; more changes unlikely | Vote centers getting mixed reviews

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

April 20, 2016

Arizona: Judge won't immediately toss primary lawsuit | Gass to hear primary election arguments | Suit challenging AZ vote faults secretary of state | Past election data predicted high independent voter turnout in March | State pushes for election reform

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. rolls out new voting system | City will reimburse county for hosting a special election

California: Young voter registrations surge in LA County, but will they show up to vote? | Sharp concerns over crowded ballot | Postcards sent to independent vote-by-mail voters

Colorado: Bacon answers election questions

Connecticut: Primary will test Merrill's latest attempt at computerizing vote tallies | Connecticut will offer real-time election results this November

Florida: Large voter turnout for select Bay Co. races

Georgia: Fulton elections: College students' residency counts

Illinois: Write-in candidate to get recount in DuPage Co.

Indiana: Early voting catches on with big turnout expected | Delaware Co. voter registration official charged over office incident | Extended hours offered for absentee voting

Maryland: Paper ballots in, electronic voting out, in Maryland | Maryland goes back to paper ballots

Mississippi: Candidate for county election commissioner begin qualifying

Missouri: St. Louis Co. election commissioners will learn Tuesday what went wrong | County elections board suspends top director for ballot blunder | St. Louis CO. elections debacle spawns a suspension and offer to resign

New Jersey: BOE splits over Hamilton polling site | Passaic Co. elections chief expands investigation to include mail-in ballots

New Mexico: State Official: Online voter registration doing well

New York: Voters outraged by broken machines, closed polling places | Voting machine issues briefly hinder Kenmore library| Multiple Brooklyn polling sites opened late Tuesday | Voting underway in northwest Bronx | Primary hours, system confusing for some Albany voters | Problems reported at some polling places | Problems at the polls | NY AG's office fields complaints; others criticize primary system | It's far harder to change parties in NY than in any other state | Democrats say NY purged them from voting rolls | Desire to vote in primary causing confusion | Officials expect brisk turnout | Schneiderman: I'm ready to field voting access complaints |Polling place change angers voters | Turnout 'more than usual' for a primary | Postcards cause polling place problems | Stringer to get to the bottom of polling debacle | Voter turnout brisk at some Onondaga Co. polling sites | UAlbany students show more interest in concert than voting | DeBlasio demands explanation | Voting problems prompt comptroller to vow audit of NYC's elections board | No confusion from two ballots | Many SU students turned away at the polls over voter registration issues | Frustrated Brooklyn voters beg judges 'nonstop' to let them vote | Voter turnout strong | Turnout tops out around 40 percent | Primary voters run into issues at area polls | Plattsburgh primary voters say they were denied voting ballot | Higher turnout, more questions keep election officials busy on primary day | Behind the scenes at Erie Co. BOE on primary day | Binghamton University poll runs out of ballots on primary night | North Country isn't immune to wild primary day across state | School on lockdown affects polling place | The 'I Voted' sticker was fashion's best accessory today | Entire block of voters omitted from rolls, poll worker says

North Carolina: Lunch hour voting available | Democracy NC calls for Forsyth to count more provisional ballots | Absentee ballots being mailed out for NC's second primary |

Ohio: Elections board wraps up one, prepares for another | Cuyahoga Co. testing 2 e-poll books | No school for Kettering students on Election Day

Pennsylvania: Judge considering whether to pull constitutional amendment question from ballots |Berks Co. BOE preps for next week

Rhode Island: Voter ID service at senior center is open to all voters

South Carolina: Richland elections office underestimated cost to fill Washington's seat

South Dakota: Vote 605 app can help South Dakota voters

Tennessee: Legislature passes online voter registration bill | Bill to allow online voter registration heads to governor's desk

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board plans to test new polling location during primary | Elections board disagrees with AG, member says she'll fight law

West Virginia: Large number of candidates on ballot overwhelms Kanawha Co. clerk's office

Wisconsin: The young and the voiceless: Majority of young people don't vote

Wyoming: Burns added to list of vote centers for this year's election

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

April 19, 2016

Alaska: PFD initiative to be bumped to November ballot

Arizona: Judge to hear challenge to AZ primary | Plan would set minimum number of Maricopa polling places | Bill would require 200 polling places for presidential, special elections

Arkansas: Election commission votes to send proposal on hiring coordinator to quorum court

California: Up to 500K Californians may be blocked from voting in June primary | LA County voters switching parties ahead of primary | Presidential primaries fueling local voter surge | 'Perfect storm' prompts election officials to seek more money | Would-be independents joining AIP could blame California's voter registration card | SD high school students urged to vote | Costa Mesa latest city to demand voting districts | Long Beach election officials counting ballots by hand

Georgia: Civil rights groups upset with polling location change in Macon-Bibb

Illinois: Sangamon Co. clerk's moves for elections savings not authorized by law

Indiana: The value of voting | Indiana's early voting numbers double since last presidential election

Iowa: Longtime Black Hawk Co. election manager retires

Kentucky: Grimes urges students to vote

Maryland: Maryland goes back to paper ballots for primary | Early voting slow and stead in county

Minnesota: What would change in state switch to primary?

Mississippi: Can you work as well as an inmate? Jackson Co. needs to know

Montana: Missoula voters like polling places

New Jersey: Proliferation of mail-in ballots alarm some candidates

New York: Local pols seek voter-friendly reforms | Monroe Co. elections officials prepare for high turnout | Voters sue state, claiming mass voter roll purges | Officials brace for surge of election inquiries | Counties prepare for NY primary surge | 14 NYers claim to have been denied voting rights | Rules keep some from voting in primary | High turnout expected for primary | No pins, buttons allowed in polling places | Different ballots, different rules in primary| Local elections officials preparing for massive voter turnout | Extra ballots, headaches, as elections boards get set for primaries | Clifton Co. prepares for primary | Desire to vote in primary causing confusion | Franklin Co. prepares for high voter turnout | Polling places anticipate unusually high turnout Tuesday| Polling place changes | You could get in trouble for taking a ballot selfie | Long time Upper West Side polling sites relocated |

Pennsylvania: York Co. preps for large turnout

Tennessee: Election commission OKs voting precinct move

Virginia: Ferrum voting precinct may move to elementary school | Voters 60+ without transportation can get free cab ride to May polls

Washington: Elections office makes third ballot mistake | No ballot dropboxes in South Seattle? New plan would fix that before next election | State's 4 millionth voter is an 18-year-old Millennial from Lakewood | King Co. proposes locations for 43 ballot drop boxes

West Virginia: Primary preparations in full swing

Wisconsin: Changes for Brown Co. during November election | Chad Vader voter ID video is contender for best municipal PSA| AG says he's optimistic about fate of voter ID law

Monday, 18 April 2016

April 16-18, 2016

Alaska: Election Integrity bill passes Senate | Lawmakers approve sharing of voter information

Arizona: Democrats, voters sue Maricopa Co., state officials | Ariz. Gov.: May special election to avoid prior voting pitfalls, long lines | County readies for early balloting | Supervisor named in elections lawsuit welcomes case | County ready for early balloting

Arkansas: 7 election commissioners ask state for new poll equipment

California: California counties worried about cost of June primary--and beyond | How prepared is San Diego for June primary? |Thousands of voters, celebrities register to wrong party

Colorado: Basalt election critic lodges complaint with state

Connecticut: Longtime Wilton registrar will not seek re-election | Thousands of unaffiliated voters joining parties

Florida: Scott signs bill for overseas-military online voting study

Georgia: Augusta man makes it his mission to help folks register to vote | Problems with election cards not first Fulton Co. election issue

Illinois: DuPage Co. write-in candidate files suit for recount | Will Co. registered more than 5,700 on election day

Indiana: Online registrations climb, new voters decline | Voting center petition calls for board member's resignation | Evening hours available for early voting in Goshen and Elkhart | Elkhart Co. extends absentee voting

Iowa: New elections tech coming soon in Linn Co.

Kansas: Johnson Co. still needs 90 precincts for November election | ACLU attempts to block Kansas voter ID law

Kentucky: Daviess Co. seeking poll workers

Louisiana: New registrar takes oath of office

Maryland: Hiccups for some voters as primary ballots cast | Record numbers turnout for early voting | Sunday another low-key day in early voting in Harford

Massachusetts: Town purchases new voting machines | Say it ain't so, Joe: Quincy sends off longtime city clerk | Group pushes automatic voter registration

Minnesota: Move to primary would change more than just voting | Primary v. caucus, state Legislature, governor seem ready to make move

Missouri: Deeken says photo voter ID card long overdue

Nebraska: Early voting gets off to vigorous start across Nebraska

Nevada: Nevada's new voter ID law

New Jersey: Ballot prep contract awarded by Freeholders

New York: Lawmakers say some voter are locked out due to old law | NY voters to file suit against closed primary | More North Country voters ineligible to vote in primaries | NYC BOE fixes gaffe in another mass mailing | Elections officials gear up for busy Tuesday | Sorting out primary day confusion | Rules keep some out of New York primary | Hotline to assist voters in the primary | Polling sites brace for Tuesday onslaught

North Carolina: Redistricting trial concludes | Onslow considers new space for BOE

Ohio: Republicans want cash for longer voting hours

Oregon: How Oregon blazed the way for primary elections

Pennsylvania: College students could create surge in absentee ballots

Rhode Island: Filippi calls for move to instant runoff voting in Rhode Island | Voter info goes mobile with new state website | Rhode Island's top elections official prepares for primary

South Carolina: Referendum request triggers debate over Richland Co. election spending

South Dakota: Sioux Falls clerk comments on election issues

Tennessee: Big election year means bigger election commission budget

Texas: Commissioners slow to approve early voting funds for run-off

Utah: Utah county defends mail-in voting against Navajo lawsuit

Washington: Official says controversial voting laws non-existent in Washington

Wisconsin: Faster election results would take money, clerk says | Brown Co. voting system almost failed | Voter ID challenge may be moot if state allows for affidavits

Wyoming: County proposes 12 vote centers for 2016 elections | Proposed Laramie Co. vote centers announced