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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

May 18, 2016

National News: More than 30 states offer some online voting

Arizona: Teaching you people the importance of voting in elections | Long lines not an issue for special election | Threat of hackers keeps Arizona's online voting program small | Voters see shorter lines for special election | Election officials admit to feeling pressure during special election | Several AZ voting stations see short lines for special election

California: Delayed ballots arrive this week | No ballot selfies during June 7 primary, state election officials say | Sample ballot mailing nearly complete | State election officials put the kibosh on ballot selfies | San Diego Co. hiring poll workers for primary | Closing the gap in voter turnout for California's disabled

Connecticut: State and DMV to automatically register voters | State unveils first-of-its-kind automatic voter registration | DMV, Merrill agree on streamlined, 'automatic' motor voter registration system

District of Columbia: Dozens of DMV polling places may be inaccessible for voters with disabilities on Election Day

Florida: Candidate raising funds for elections hacker

Georgia: Elections board switches precinct again

Idaho: Voters begin trickling in for primary | Latah Co. clerk encourages everyone to come out and vote | Polls are slowly starting to see more voters | Behind the scenes look at election day

Illinois: McLean Co. clerk suggesting more election judges voting machines for November

Indiana: Recount in 8th District Congressional primary

Iowa: Wellhausen addresses primary absentee confusion

Kansas: Voting machines demonstrated | Judge rules Kobach must register 18K suspended Kansas voters | Judge says Kansas can't require citizenship proof to vote | ACLU claims victory in ID fight

Kentucky: AG Beshear announces first election fraud hotline update | Polling places open on rainy primary day| Early turnout light, no major voting problems reported | Henderson voter turnout steady, but low | Calls to Kentucky election fraud line up sharply from 2015 primary | Better than expected turnout in Madison Co.

Louisiana: Vetting voter rolls

Maine: Some Maine absentee ballots delayed at printer

Maryland: Battle brews over Wicomico Co. library | Election workers working on Baltimore voting irregularities | Press gets a limited peek at review of Baltimore's primary | State will allow public to watch election review which focuses on 60 precincts | In court filing, Dixon demands more transparency from elections officials | Dozens of DMV polling places may be inaccessible for voters with disabilities on Election Day | Canvass meticulously reviewing ballots

Missouri: Groups pledging to defeat voter ID in Missouri | Council hears Fey, Fuhr outline issues with election fiasco

Montana: Thirteen satellite offices set up for tribes

New Mexico: In race for county clerk, candidates get testy

North Carolina: 4th Circuit sets June 21 date for arguments in voter ID case | Ben & Jerry unveil new flavor, voter registration push in NC | What's fudge got to do with voting rights?

Ohio: Senate debates shielding victims' addresses

Oregon: Secretary of state's office says 36 percent of Oregon voters have turned in their ballots | Election Day comes to Oregon | Primary tests new automatic registration system | Grant Co. government phones, Internet down on election day | What it's like casting a ballot in a state that takes voting seriously| Richardson, Avakian win secretary of state primaries

Pennsylvania: 'Emotion' could lead to Election Day shutdown of Easton schools this fall

South Carolina: Several Florence Co. polling places will not have Democratic primary voting

Texas:  Hidalgo Co. elections administrator selected to speak at NCSL | Early voting popular on first day | Wichita Co. vote center public hearing | Texomans voice opinions over potential voting guideline changes

Virginia: Virginia voter registration outpacing 2012 levels | So far 3,933 felons have registered to vote | Dozens of DMV polling places may be inaccessible for voters with disabilities on Election Day

West Virginia: ACLU requests information from county clerks on OVR

Wisconsin: All Madison public libraries to hold voter ID sessions | Researcher tells court voter ID laws are a 'hindrance' to elections process