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Wednesday, 08 June 2016

June 8, 2016

National News: Poll: Most voters believe presidential primary process is fair

Alabama: Jefferson Co. commission to vote on polling place relocation

California: Effect of spike in voter registrations remains unclear | Rules change, new voters mean unpredictable primary day in California | More Californians expected to vote-by-mail than ever before | Election officials preparing to embrace expansive electorate | Doors temporarily closed at polling place in Beverly Hills | Padilla does some polling place education | California prepares to head to the polls--except 3 counties | Modesto polling place says turnout strong | So far, so good | San Mateo Co. elections officials rush to fix 140 machines | Car slams into Shasta Co. polling place | What poll workers are seeing in Sacramento | Elk Grove voting snags | Early SCV voters report trouble-free experience| San Mateo switches to paper ballots after voting machine glitch | Polling place problems reported | Los Angeles elections chief fields pleas for voter help through Twitter | Contra Costa Co. at odds with state over mail-in ballot exchange | State investigating allegations of voter intimidation | A California polling place you could sail to | Voters check in at Simi's Lazer Tag Extreme to mark their ballots | Turnout is light at some polling places, but just wait till November | Do you laundry, wash your dog at 'Super Suds' polling location | County reports no unusual voting problems | 'It was just chaos': Broken machines, incomplete voter rolls leave some wondering whether their ballots will count | New machines help count Tehama Co. votes | Voting glitches mar some polling stations across Los Angeles Co. | New voters, few hiccups as Californians head to the polls | Attorney says Hmong are being targeted in voter fraud investigation | Steady but smooth sailing at polling place | Voters flock to polling places | Did Rep. Steve King's election selfie break state law | Coding problem briefly affects machines in San Mateo Co. | 'No Party Preference' labels on ballots confuse voters | Election turnout solid, not spectacular | Election workers embrace an expanded electorate | For some voters still waiting in line after polls close, patience is a virtue | Oakland organizations team up to provide childcare at polling location

District of Columbia: More than 7K have vote early in DC primary so far

Florida: PBC's new voter cards aim to avoid election confusion | Marion Co. voters get new precincts with redistricting

Georgia: Forsyth Co. to bid out new elections office

Illinois: Will Co. to purchase additional e-poll books before November

Iowa: Cedar Rapids precincts reporting low voter turnout | Mid-day report: Just 3 percent of voters cast ballots as of 11am | Linn Co. unveils voting technology| Poll workers push voters to do their jobs | Cedar Rapids polling place evacuated after 'loud sound, smoke | Election officials ask for help at the polls | Siouxland polling places reported mixed activity | Tuesday's turn out for Iowa primaries 'low' | Absentee voting turnout rises | Voting al fresco

Kansas: New voting machines discussed

Kentucky: Magoffin man charge with retaliating against vote-fraud witness

Maine: Millions of dollars flow into Maine ballot initiative campaigns

Maryland: Election board off to a 4-day conference at Bay resort | City councilmembers demand answers to election problems

Massachusetts: State prepares for first experiment with early voting | Southborough town clerk looks to boost turnout

Mississippi: Lee Co. clerk wants to reduce number of polling places | Hosemann promotes election reforms| Natchez voters go to polls to choose mayor

Montana: Voter turnout steady in Silver Bow and Deer Lodge counties | Ravalli Co. poll turnout sporadic, absentees growing | Missoula Co. sees high response in absentee voter turnout | Yellowstone Co. voters set new record turnout | In-person voting light

New Jersey: Steady turnout and surge of unaffiliated voters declaring as Democrats | Voters head to the polls for primary | Woodlands voters not happy with new polling place

New Mexico: Voting off to a healthy clip | Despite hiccups, officials report smooth day of voting | Arrest made in Espanola voter fraud investigation | Salazar wins second term for county clerk by wide margin | First timers among Santa Feans who voted

New York: SE Queens residents learn voting basics at forum

North Carolina: Voting light, steady in Guilford Co. | Tuesday's primary draws an 8 percent turnout | Voters unexpectedly learn they were moved to new district | Ellmers comments on poll worker's weight

North Dakota: Early birds cast ballots in Grand Forks Co. early voting program

Ohio: Polls open till 7:30pm in special election | State loses another voting rights case | Federal judge finds Ohio laws on absentee and provisional ballots violate US Constitution | Ohio elections chief to appeal decision on ballot ruling | Trumbull elections board seeks to eliminiate voting bottlenecks | Lucas Co. board OKs changing 5 polling places

South Carolina: District two special election turnout good for many precincts, not for others | Anderson Co. official, resident say they had voting problems

South Dakota: Secretary of state: Primary going smoothly | Nearly 2K voters in Brown Co. | Krebbs watching primary day voting | Hughes Co. voters mark ballots at ranch polling site | SD primary turnout in Minnehaha Co. nears 16 percent

Tennessee: Election commission begins prep work for August | Election officials urge voters who have moved to update address

Texas: Recount requested | County approves elections software agreement | UT Tyler students learn about elections process

Virginia: Election board busier than ever

West Virginia: State joins record-matching consortium

Wisconsin: Voter ID law challengers to seek injunction | Groups ask judge to allow some without IDs to vote