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Thursday, 12 May 2016

May 12, 2016

National News: Trump candidacy sparking 'a surge in citizenship, voter registration' | Tougher voting laws will heavily impact Latinos in 2016: Report

Arizona: Only a third of mail-in ballots in Coconino Co. returned | Schools, county weigh next steps if election is delayed | Online voting system makes it easy for military personnel to cast their vote

Arkansas: Election commission sends complaint to prosecutor for review | Pulaski seeks to change law on school votes

California: Feds monitoring county's Spanish language elections policies | Sample ballots: 'We owe it to the voters' | Los Angeles mail-in voters finally get 'I Voted" stickers

Delaware: Pathway to felons' voting rights make straight by law

Indiana: Tippecanoe Co. Clerk: Fix primary election problems before November

Kansas: Johnson Co. election process adds tech upgrades with iPads

Kentucky: Elections officials preparing for Tuesday's primary

Maryland: Dixon won't seek recount

Massachusetts: Worcester board seeks clarification on removing voters from rolls

Mississippi: County poll workers to get a raise

Missouri: Kander releases findings on St. Louis Co. election fiasco | Polling change in place | Kander submits proposals to avoid repeat of flawed St. Louis Co. election

Nebraska: More than 700 people unable to vote because race not included on ballots | Primary election day a long day for volunteers | Primary turnout highest since 2000 | Confusion, frustration after officials fail to notify voters that polling place had moved

New Hampshire: Selectmen say no to returning to hand counts | Voting residency requirement goes to Senate

New Jersey: Union Co. Clerk updates election app

New Mexico: Officials talk about voter registration

New York: Optical scanners to be used in future voting

North Carolina: Ben & Jerry's creates new flavor for voting rights campaign with NC NAACP | State directs Forsyth Co. to add provisional ballots from primary

Ohio: Judge says blind denied voting access, but don't expect changes for November | Elections board moving to Norwood

Pennsylvania: Commissioners honor election clerk

South Carolina: Some Richland voters mistakenly denied GOP absentee ballots

South Dakota: Cedar, Knox Co. voting face issues

Texas: Commissioner's Court approves consolidating polling places

Virginia: McAuliffe study: Nearly 80 percent of felons allowed to vote were non-violent | Lawmakers debate felon rights restoration

West Virginia: Harrison Co. saying good-bye to paper ballots | Paper ballots slow down election night | Hardware problems cause late election results in Doddridge Co. | The voting count hold up in Upshur CO. | Folded ballots, over-votes cause delay in Mineral Co.

Washington: Yakima owes ACLU $3M

Wisconsin: Walker OKs voter ID receipts at polls | Walker administration tweaks voter ID rules | GAB seeks $25K for voter ID education campaign