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July 2016

Friday, 29 July 2016

July 29, 2016

National News: Dem convention gets people Googling 'voter registration' | Could Russian hackers spoil Election Day? | Cutbacks to poll monitor program raise voter intimidation fears | Rock The Vote: Motivating young voters through art and music since 1990

Alabama: Owens poll location may change| Merrill initiates program to increase voter registration

California: Concerns raised about how city handled primary election

Florida: Tommy Doyle: Lee Co. supervisor of elections candidate | Carmen Salome: Lee Co. supervisor of elections candidate | Elections supervisor race gets testy | Some Broward Co. voters sent incorrect voter ID cards | Florida now at 2.2M vote-by-mail requests | Florida election officials preparing for primary

Indiana: Judge keeps sex offender's voting suit alive

Iowa: Muppets help Johnson Co. Fair mock election break record

Kansas: Judge to consider blocking two-tier voting system

Massachusetts: Springfield teachers encourage voter registration | South Short town clerks get ready for early voting

Minnesota: Road work to impact polling place

Missouri: St. Louis Co. hopes to avoid repeat of April election problems

New Mexico: AG's office extending Espaola voter fraud probe

North Carolina: County BOE fails to approve an early voting schedule; state will decide

Ohio: Ohio argues its right to purge voting rolls

Oklahoma: Election laws under review

Texas: He lost after a law changed; can he win now that's it's changing again?

Virginia: Governor to start signing and restoring felons' individual voting rights

Washington: Elections still nailing down Capitol Hill drop box site | New ballot drop box unveiled at Auburn Library | Yakima ballot numbers low ahead of primaries

West Virginia: Harrison Co. reduce early voting sites | County OKs more voting machines

Wisconsin: Voter ID has clerks wondering | Sworn affidavits could make it easier for some to vote | Flooding destroys nearly 200 voting machines in Madison

Thursday, 28 July 2016

July 28, 2018

National News: New technology helps remove barriers to voting | Some officials are getting schooled in running elections

Alabama: Secretary of state releases video encouraging voter registration

Arizona: Secretary of state warns against online registration scams

Arkansas: Officials attempt to verify voting status of thousands marked as felons

California: County rejects, accepts points in grand jury report on 2015 election | New vote center elections model could widen participation gap in California

Florida: Sharon Harrington: Lee Co. supervisor of elections | Dan Sinclair: Lee Co. supervisor of elections | Voters group files lawsuit to stop August pension tax vote | Bucher opponent: Using mosque for voting bad idea from start | Mosque considers legal action for being removed as polling place | Indian River Co. elections office warns mailing not official sample ballot

Hawaii: Early voting temporarily relocated on Kauai

Illinois: Kendall Co. clerk: More help needed for same-day voter registration | County seeks election judges

Kansas: Number of Johnson Co. voting locations has dropped from 2008 | Democratic candidate seeks grand jury to investigate Kobach | New voting machines, paper ballots being used in primary

Massachusetts: Speak Spanish and English? Work election polls in Holyoke | Voters turning to online voter registration | Local election officials running through early voting procedures amid changes

Missouri: Secretary of state says St. Louis election problems being dealt with | Elections change, some judges stay the same | New polling location for Tuesday election

Montana: Native voter registration group to visit Flathead Reservation

North Carolina: Wake Co. BOE may be unable to appeal ruling | Judge wants to know when he can get new Wake Co. voting maps

Ohio: Feds join suit over Ohio voter registration purge | Are you still registered? A court fight might decide

Rhode Island: New voting equipment launches in September

Tennessee: More than 124K Tennesseans taking advantage of early voting | Frustrated voter records faulty voting machine

Texas: What's the fix for Texas' voter ID law?

Utah: Poll: Utahns overwhelmingly would support voting online

Virginia: 'Why don't they want us to vote?' Ex-felons cope with losing voting rights twice in Virginia | Registrars waiting for guidance

Wisconsin: Five running for Polk Co. clerk | At least 17 Madison voting machines destroyed by flood water | Flooding damages elections equipment, ballots

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

July 27, 2016

Alabama: Birmingham voting rights exhibit part of the DNC

Arizona: County readying for primary election | Pima Co. testing ballot equipment

California: Some LA and OC primary ballots rejected | SF OKs ballot measure that would allow non-citizens to vote in school elections

Connecticut: Caprio sworn in as Republican registrar of voters in Easton | Brookfield answers former registrar's lawsuit

Florida: More than 2M ballots headed to voters | Misleading ballot sent in Indian River Co. | Bucher: Decision 'firm' on moving polling place from Boca mosque | Bay Co. supervisor of elections needs help at precincts | New help for voters with disabilities | Disability rights group debuts 'Access the Vote'

Georgia: Bibb voters incorrectly turned away

Guam: Election office to accept absentee, homebound votes | Election commission hopeful of favorable turnout

Illinois: D204 pushing for election day changes to keep schools safe

Kansas: Lawsuit pushing to suspend two-tier voting system

Michigan: Municipal clerks gear up for election day

Missouri: County clerk estimates higher-than-average voter turnout | Election officials test new technology to be used at the polls in August | Election officials: Mistakes from April won't happen with August balloting | Thousands need to re-register

New Mexico: Democrats file ethics complaint against secretary of state candidate

New York: Bush appointed Wyoming Co. elections commissioner

North Carolina: Federal appeals court won't rehear Wake Co. election decision | Officials to see if ex-lawmaker voted in 2 different states

Ohio: Federal appeals court panel to hear Ohio voter purge case

Pennsylvania: Easton students will have Election Day off

Rhode Island: New voting equipment launches in September

South Carolina: Beaufort Co. BOE to train new poll managers

Texas: Texas adjusts rules for special election after federal court rejects voter ID law

Virginia: Murky picture on voting rights for Virginia's ex-felons | Va. to registrars: We'll clean up after McAuliffe's restoration order

West Virginia: Commission to discuss several general election issues

Wisconsin: Election workers in it for the experience

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

July 26, 2016

International News: Primate Rampage: Monkeys rip up voter lists in Thailand

National News: Explaining the election to kids can be challenging | Voter ID lawsuits sowing confusion

Arizona: What the DNC email leak reveals about Arizona's election lawsuit

Arkansas: Voters incorrectly flagged for removal from voter list | Decision on UA vote center due Aug. 19

California: Brown vetoes measure that would have allowed cancellation of some uncontested elections

Connecticut: Voters in some towns head to polls Aug. 9

Florida: Election seat draws 3 GOP candidates | Reaction mixed to Islamic Center polling place removal

Georgia: What happened when the polls closed

Hawaii: Keaau gets new polling place; absentee voting trend continues

Illinois: Chicago BOE sued over alleged 'discrepancies, improprieties' during post-election audit

Indiana: County beefs up equipment for Nov. 8 election

Kansas: Making sense of Kansas' ever-changing voting laws | Officials rule 75-year-old woman is a citizen | Extended voting hours at Shawnee Co. election office

Massachusetts: Despite governor's veto, early voting likely this fall

Missouri: KCBOE checks voting machines | Kraus vows to fight voter fraud | New polling locations for primary

Pennsylvania: Committee of 70 presents play illustrating political role teens can play

Tennessee: Early voting turnout in Shelby Co. much lower than expected

Texas: Voting rights lawsuit filed over Texas statewide judicial elections | Judge orders voter ID fix for Texas House runoff | Change of voter ID law gets trial run in Bexar Co.| Judge agrees to allow affidavits at polls in SA runoff

Virginia: After ruling supporters of ex-incarcerees regroup | In Philadelphia, McAuliffe strikes defiant tone on felon rights restoration order | After ruling, Gov. McAuliffe moves to restore voting rights individually

Washington: We're stuck with huge voter pamphlet

Wisconsin: Appeal filed in voter ID ruling | Feingold praises ruling allowing some people to vote without ID | Voter ID rule changes frustrating La Crosse Co. clerk | Election commission working to fix voter website glitches | Janesville passes on raising poll worker pay this year

Monday, 25 July 2016

July 23-25, 2016

National News: 5 things you need to know about e-voting machines

Arkansas: Pokestops attract people to voter registration | Error flags voters on state list

California: Some say it's time California had statewide rules for provisional ballots | Brown signs bill to provide accessible vote-by-mail ballots to voters with disabilities | San Mateo Co. suit inspires voting rights law for the blind

Connecticut: Elections officials investigate ballot fraud in Stamford | Lisbon wants to cut polling places in half

Florida: Four seek county's top elections job | Elections officials preparing for 'potential interruptions, disturbances' | Brevard elections supervisor collects supplies, donations for back-to-school | Mail ballot requests for primary surpass 2M |Leon Co. to set vote-by-mail record

Georgia: Fulton Co. had issues at some early voting sites | Ga. allows more time to track voter registration applications

Illinois: Cook Co. clerk seeks high school students for help at polls

Indiana: Clark Co. proposes new voting machines | Election centers save money, add convenience

Kansas: Scammers fundraise with election year schemes

Kentucky: Special elections prove costly for Kentucky counties

Louisiana: Registrar of voters offices push for more people to register

Massachusetts: Local voters turning to online registration

Michigan: County clerks hope for speed decision on straight-ticket voting

Mississippi: Hosemann says Mississippi 'did it right' in light of Texas ruling

Missouri: St. Louis leaders test voting machines ahead of primary | Candidates back ID laws for voters

New Jersey: Passaic Co. elections chief forwards 13 names to AG

New Mexico: Dems launch site attacking GOP candidate Espinoza

New York: Hudson considers polling location changes

South Carolina: David Alford likes running elections, likes public service more

Tennessee: Relatively few take advantage of early voting | County election official concerned about clarity of ballots | NAACP says Tennessee's voter ID law makes it harder for poor, minorities to vote | Poll watchers rare, but possible in primaries

Texas: SA attorney fights for voting rights on two fronts | Judge issues blueprint for fixes in Texas' voter ID law | Additional ID options allowed for special runoff election | Petition filed to examine local voting inaccuracies

Virginia: Va. court overturns order that restored voting rights to felons | Court strikes down felon rights restoration | Local registrars fault McAuliffe in reversal of governor's restoration of felon voting rights | Polling places to stay put | Survey finds Fauquier polling places violate ADA

Wisconsin: State seek fast-track appeal for voter ID ruling | DOJ appeals voter ID affidavit ruling, asks court for stay | Wisconsin racing to get voters' website ready | Mount Pleasant seeks more help at the polls

Friday, 22 July 2016

July 22, 2016

Alabama: Judge says Alabama voter ID suit to go on trial in 2017

Arizona: Clerk: City's early voting a help for working people

Arkansas: PokemonGo being used to 'catch' new voters

California: San Diego election changes will give voice to more voters

District of Columbia: Could we start voting on our phones? One DC startup says yes

Florida: Charge: Broward election boss 'ethically challenged' | Muslim group considers legal action after polling site moved

Guam: Voters with disabilities able to use new technology

Illinois: Hackers access Illinois voter registration database | Will Co. clerk outlines voting options | Lake Co. poll workers get pay hike

Kansas: Lawsuit against Kobach over voting rule will be heard next week | Douglas Co. hopes to reduce Election Day pressure

Maryland: Ex-felons call for removal of elections director

Massachusetts: Kids Voting: Election Day civics lesson celebrating 20th anniversary in Plymouth this fall

Michigan: Federal judge blocks Michigan ban on straight-ticket voting | Slow absentee ballot return worries clerk's office

Missouri: GOP field challenges Democratic secretary of state dominance | Krakow polling place change | St. Louis election board balks at demands to investigate high absentee votes for Hubbard family

New York: Allegany Co. gears up for election season

North Carolina: No word if ID ruling will affect NC | Fight over early voting continues

North Dakota: Attorney for Native Americans challenging ND voter ID law says Texas ruling 'enhances our case'

Rhode Island: Rhode Island buys 590 new voting machines | Come September, Rhode Islanders will cast ballots on new voting machines

Tennessee: New Shelby Co. election administrator ready for August | Voters can honor veterans, active military members

Texas: Texans may use postcard, affidavit for voter ID | What Texans can expect after voter ID ruling | Texas AG asked to investigate Hill Co. elections | New Brazos Co. elections administrator waiting to see how voter ID law will change | Sen. Perry says voter ID bill will be repaired, reprocessed | County changes voter software

U.S. Virgin Islands: Election board prepares for primary

Vermont: Condos urges Vermonters to register to vote

Virginia: Voter registration drive for former felons organized

Washington: Secretary of state candidates face off at Fix Democracy First dinner

Thursday, 21 July 2016

July 21, 2016

National News: How technology is shaping voter registration and the election process

Arkansas: Voting machines arrive; first tests is school elections | Students advocate for university polling site | University of Arkansas may be getting voting center

California: County begins unprecedented second recount

Florida: New voter cards for all Lee Co. | Supervisor of elections warns about playing PokemonGo on Election Day

Hawaii: Poll workers sought | Election officials erred on procedure, court finds

Kansas: Timeline of Kris Kobach's drive to restrict voting in Kansas

Maine: Here's how ranked-choice voting has worked in U.S. cities

Mississippi: Election commission checks voter rolls

Missouri: Kraus says he's the right choice for secretary of state

Montana: State official 'pleased' with satellite numbers

Nebraska: Ballot-counting equipment passes election audit

North Carolina: Longer hours, more sites for early voting in Mecklenburg Co.

Ohio: Ohio secretary of state planning bigger ad campaign to promote absentee voting

Oregon: Elections director resigns three months before November election

Pennsylvania: New Mountain View polling site eyed

Rhode Island: Under proposal, RI could allow selfies in voting areas

Tennessee: Nearly 4,200 Tennesseans cast early votes

Texas: Appeals Court strikes down Texas voter ID law | Saline Co. Quorum Court votes in favor of voting centers | Appeals Court demands changes to Texas voter ID law | Officials wait for guidance on ID ruling | Lubbock elections office awaits state direction

Virginia: Mathews registrar sets up info page on Facebook | As election looms, Chesterfield registrar warns of voter registration schemes | Loudoun prosecutor sues McAuliffe over list of felons whose rights were restored

West Virginia: Putnam officials consider new voting machines

Wisconsin: Committee OKs sharing cost of voting machines | Shankland on voter ID ruling | Elections commission navigates new voter ID requirements

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

July 20, 2016

National News: GOP platform calls for tougher voter ID laws | Voting challenges head to Supreme Court

Arizona: Rejected ballots studied

California: Latino rights group accuses Redlands of violating California Voting Rights Act

Florida: Anticipating huge turnout, Florida elections chief unveils toolkit to prepare voters | There's an app for that election question

Indiana: Franklin Co. considers becoming vote center county

Kansas: ACLU sues Kansas to block dual voting system | ACLU sues over dual voting system

Kentucky: Election Center shifting to Edison Center

Massachusetts: Massachusetts to hold first-ever early voting | Westborough to offer early voting

Missouri: Will Kraus talks voting

New Jersey: Rutgers exhibit examines complex history of voting rights in America

North Carolina: Lawsuit claims too many registered in Wake Co. | Wake Co. schools will open with two hour delay on Election Day | Board approves expansion of early voting hours for November

Ohio: Miami Co. BOE discusses issue with e-poll books | DOJ urges reversal in Ohio voter purge case

Texas: Court under deadline for Texas voter ID ruling

Virginia: Ex-felons pin voting hopes on Va. Supreme Court | Virginia high court considers whether McAuliffe erred in restoring felons' voting rights | State AG hopeful court will side with governor

Wisconsin: Federal judge strikes blow to Wisconsin's voter ID law | Explained: Federal judge allows signed affidavits to vote in Wisconsin in lieu of ID

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

July 19, 2016

National News: As Clinton launches registration effort, community groups focus on Asian Americans| Could PokemonGo break election laws?

Arkansas: Election commission exploring polling locations

California: 5 weeks later, California's primary results officially official| Fullerton's voting system back in court over map setting boundaries

Colorado: Candidate in El Paso Co. requests recount

Connecticut: Secretary of state heading up national association

Florida: 1.7M Florida voters have already requested mail ballots for upcoming primary| Barrage of emails, calls as voting site moved from Boca Raton mosque

Georgia: Cobb early voting numbers still higher than primary

Iowa: Pate elected to association post

Kentucky: Possible special election in Boyd Co.

Maine: Town clerk details May voting problem

Massachusetts: During primary, no plans to cancel classes

Michigan: Local organizations unite to register voters at 'Pop the Polls' concert

Minnesota: New tool for voter registration: PokemonGo

Missouri: Lawmaker predicts Legislature will override veto of photo ID bill

North Carolina: State elections board meets over Wake Co. districts | Top lawmakers say Wake elections should go ahead as planned | Board splits over early voting sites | Federal judge could draw new Wake Co. election maps

Ohio: Walbridge's town hall to become polling place

Tennessee: Election commission preparing for possible power outages at early voting locations | Poll workers needed in Cheatham Co.| Rolling blackouts threaten voting in Shelby Co. | New voting machines should boost satellite voting | Rolling blackouts won't impact suburban early voting

Vermont: Vermont secretary of state elected to leadership position in national association

Virginia: Felons' right to vote case heads to Va. Supreme Court | City eyes moving polling place to Buford

Washington: New ballot drop box locations in South King Co. offer voters convenience and accessibility | New ballot drop box installed in Valley View Library in Seatac | Nothing funny about voting, Thurston auditor says

West Virginia: Former WV senator Wells files to run for Kanawha Co. clerk

Wisconsin: Voter ID ads are now on the air | Appleton has election worker shortage

Wyoming: Commissioners approve county employee working election

Monday, 18 July 2016

July 16-18, 2016

National News: Democrats have a plan to register 50M new voters | Google steers would-be voter to registration guides ahead of election | U.S. curtails federal election observers | Facing deadlock risks, election cases head to SCOTUS

Arizona: Pima Co. voters now have new way to check their registration info | Approval of Maricopa Co. polling places postponed

California: Many same-party runoffs set for California fall ballot | Nevada Co. had highest turnout among polling place counties | Primary turnout was third highest in 25 years | Upland council may adopt by-district voting all by itself

Colorado: Service members preserve voting rights, but struggle to exercise them

Florida: Emails shed light on decision to remove Boca mosque from list of polling sites | Lee supervisor of elections candidate still running despite controversy | More than 1.5M ballots already in the mail | Citrus elections officials prepping for primary

Indiana: Vigo officials announce extended early voting hours for November

Kansas: Two-tiered voting system will impact thousands

Massachusetts: Spanish-language ballots issue stays in committee

Michigan: Officials investigating if absentee ballots were on USPS truck that caught fire

Nebraska: Secretary of state upgrades website

New Mexico: SOS will not fill legal position

North Carolina: North Carolina voter law could put 29K ballots at risk | Early voting comes to Western Carolina University | No conspiracy in Durham Co. provisional ballot mishandling | Elections board OKs voting sites | No early voting site on WSSU campus | Armory, Kitty Fork polling place closed for election | Forsyth Co. BOE denies Anderson Center as voting site

Ohio: Ashtabula Co. BOE is on the prowl | Indicted Columbus-area elections chief placed on leave | New state rule could lead to headaches for poll workers | Thousands of names trimmed from voters rolls in area counties

Oregon: Proposal to limit access to voter data fails to qualify for ballot

Tennessee: Write-in process described for using voting machines | Early voting begins across Tennessee

Utah: State says Wayne Co. deputy clerk illegally helped husband win GOP primary

Virginia: Voter registrar relocating in Roanoke | Felon voting rights restoration going to Va. Supreme Court

Washington: Democrat hopes to undo GOP lock on secretary of state

West Virginia: Malden voters cast ballots in wrong Senate district