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Monday, 16 May 2016

May 14-16, 2016

National News: Courts may play pivotal role on voting rights in 2016 election | Obama backs national voting day | Stevens says Supreme Court decision on voter ID was correct, but maybe not right

Alaska: Bethel to keep polling stations instead of mail-in ballots | City council votes down postal ballots

Arizona: Helen Purcell through the years | Attorney calls for Reagan's impeachment | Voting centers to debut Tuesday

California: Vote-by-mail ballots delayed until May 20 | California November ballot may have as many as 18 ballot measures

Florida: Collier elections office relocating

Georgia: Saturday voting

Idaho: Ada Co. need to 'duplicate' batch of misprinted absentee ballots

Indiana: Vigo Co. results official, LWV petition for ISU vote center | Interesting trends in Clay Co. voting | Election board fields concerns over accessibility for disabled voters | Inmates often miss chance to vote

Kansas: Clerk to demonstrate voting machines

Kentucky: Elections board discusses concealed carry for poll workers

Maryland: Election snafus leave voters wondering if their vote was counted | Baltimore election audit to begin Monday

Michigan: Two Wayne voting precincts relocated

Minnesota: Secretary of state launches new website

Missouri: Kraus says Ashcroft failed where he succeeded | Lawmakers grant new authority to secretary of state

Montana: Elections office advises reading ballot instructions

Nebraska: Nebraska OVR wins 2016 StateScoop 50 Award for Innovation of the Year

New York: NYC BOE hasn't committed to any reforms | Poll workers have one job to do--and 20 percent don't do it | NYC elections chief says no excuses for election blunder | Storm erupts over 3rd try at moving polling site | AG pursing voter purge complaints

North Carolina: Losing candidates allege Durham primary was 'tainted' | SBOE to handle Durham election complaints

Ohio: Clark Co. elections official quits, says he was 'disrespected'

Oregon: Automatic voter registration a success, with a hitch | Primary is first test of automatic voter registration law | Surge in registrations could lead to big turnout | Nearly 25 percent of ballots already in | Counting of ballots underway for primary | Why the Dem secretary of state race is wide open | First primary returns expected around 8pm | Ashland ballot drop box alley will be one-way Monday and Tuesday

Texas: Supreme Court ruling proses problems for Texas voters

Virginia: Blacksburg voting startup seeks $3.2M | Area groups mobilize to register voters

Wisconsin: Holder says DOJ should examine Wisconsin voter ID | Federal judge to eye Wisconsin's voting changes | Haas named new elections chief | State elections commission names first administrator | LWV outlines voters ID steps for fall elections