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Thursday, 19 May 2016

May 19, 2016

National News: Do pre-registration laws improve voter turnout among young adults?

Arizona: Elections officials need another day to count ballots | Pima Co. to resume counting ballots at 2pm | Election tally may not be done till Friday

California: Supes name Ryan Ronco new county clerk, elections chief | Delayed ballots to arrive this week | LA County voters now have will-call ballot pick-up and drop-off options | Election Officials: There's likely a misprint on your ballot | Grand Jury urges tracking system for vote-by-mail ballots

Connecticut: GOP Legislators: Merrill, DMV circumvented General Assembly with new 'motor voter' system| Lisbon proposing using one polling place for ballot referendums

Delaware: Bill gives felons voting privileges

Georgia: Pace of early voting slow | Fulton Co. launches 'Know Before You Go' campaign

Idaho: Frustrations over learning curve with accessible voting machines | No automatic recounts in close Idaho races

Illinois: Senate panel advances AVR

Indiana: Police impound county's primary election results because of recount request | Secretary of state's office mailing postcards to update voter info

Iowa: Election officials plan for local primaries

Kansas: Judge slams Kansas voter ID law's 'magnitude of harm'| Douglas Co. clerk ready to comply with court order on voter registration | Election officials preparing for possible voter lawsuit outcomes

Maryland: Court hearing examines Baltimore primary voting problems | Dixon campaign believes state elections officials broke law | Rawlings-Blake: State needs to provide better oversight of elections | Elections officials continue review

Missouri: Gov.: 'It's a concept I disagree with.'

New Mexico: 17-year-olds can vote in primary election starting Wednesday | Clerk's office takes final voter security step a year after scheme | Absentee ballot postage increases

New York: Board of elections slammed at voter assistance hearing

North Carolina: Forsyth elections chairman still has concerns about WSSU

North Dakota: Voters urged to plan ahead for upcoming elections

Ohio: Stalker uses voter registration to track down address of Ohio victim

Oregon: Big primary matchups? Big voter turnout? Meh, not so much | Turnout tops 1M, but not a record | Primary ballots on pace for record | About 25K Multnomah Co. ballots yet to be counted | Turnout breaks 60 percent in Klamath Co.

Texas: First public meeting held about vote centers | Two days added to early voting

Utah: Voting machines nearing end of expected lifespan | Utah trying to decide how to run future elections | Report: Election Day registration working--so far

Virginia: Virginia data project debuted | Virginia felons registering to vote in force

Washington: Island Co. voters turning in ballots early| State hopes mock election will inspire future voters

Wisconsin: Witnesses detail difficulties obtaining IDs in voter ID case | Emergency rule helps people obtain ID for voting | Majority leader: Senate may reject pick of new elections chief