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Wednesday, 03 August 2016

August 3, 2016

National News: Voter ID laws face uncertain future after court decisions | As November approaches, courts deal series of blows to voter ID laws | Trump: Elections without voter ID laws are 'scary' | House approves Voting Rights Act, Aug. 3, 1965 | Experts say Trump's fears of 'rigged' general election largely unfounded

Alaska: State primary polls open, but Anchorage voting booths empty

Arizona: Ballot harvesting law faces court battle | Pima elections director on 'ballot harvesting': We're not the police | Maricopa Co. to check if voters returned early ballots at polling places | Pima, Maricopa to ignore ballot harvesting law

California: California moving toward new mail-driven voting system| Proposal would require runoffs| Calif. could replace local polling places with vote centers

Connecticut: New voter registration system begins at DMV next week

Georgia: Augusta getting 100 used voting machines from Colorado county

Hawaii: Residents trickle in as early voting begins

Illinois: 3 weeks into investigation, few answers in Ill. voter hack

Indiana: State OK's Monroe Co.'s voting equipment for fall election use | Tippecanoe Co. election board looks into easier voter check-in

Kansas: Primaries draw 'pretty steady' trickle of voters at state fairgrounds | Thousands of provisional ballots could impact Kansas elections | New technology, voter confusion highlight Johnson Co. elections | WSU expert runs exit poll as suspicions linger over voting machines | Elimination of county polls doesn't seem to slow voting numbers | No Significant problems in Sedgwick Co. | Behind the scenes on election day | Polls are lonely again for Kansas, Missouri primaries

Michigan: Voter turnout off to slow start across Saginaw Co. | Forecast temps of up 90 prompt voting location changes | Norton Shores polling place under construction | Low turnout

Missouri: After voting debacle in April, smooth sailing so far in St. Louis Co. | Polling places ready to handle primaries | No problems reported at St. Louis Co. polling places | Greene Co. turns to iPads to make election day smoother | No problems reported | Minor problems at polls, but voters and workers quickly adjust | Humidity creates problems with scanning ballots on older technology | Poll workers hold race of their own in Laclede Co. | Candidate, clerk spar outside polling place | Ashcroft wins Republican secretary of state primary | Secretary of state election | Polls are lonely again for Kansas, Missouri primaries | Greene Co. election officials track turnout, redirect voters

Montana: Meet secretary of state candidate Monica Lindeen

New Mexico: Secretary of state candidate forums canceled | Amid debate cancellations, secretary of state candidates resort to name calling

North Carolina: McCrory to appeal voter ID ruling after Cooper demurs | NC will defend voter ID without attorney general | Judge attempts to plot course for county, school board elections | Gubernatorial candidates battle over photo ID requirement

Ohio: Ohio official: Election will not be 'rigged' | Ohio's multimillion-dollar voting rights battle could prove even more costly for taxpayers | Effort to remove BOE director defeated | Embattled BOE director to retire | Kenmore Park neighborhood frustrated with new voting location | Kaczala kept on as Lucas Co. elections chief

Pennsylvania: Anderson takes over as voter registration director

Tennessee: Democrats call for changes to Tenn. voter ID law

Texas: Few have voted in today's special election | Bexar Co. voting officials prepare for upcoming elections

Virginia: Bedford Co.'s registrar moves offices | New polling place for voters in Culpeper

Wisconsin: Wisconsin appeals voter ID ruling| Plaintiffs to appeal ruling in voting laws case | Court rulings won't impact primary | Wisconsin election officials urge patience after court rulings