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Thursday, 04 August 2016

August 4, 2016

National News: Rigging an election is a lot harder than you think | DHS may increase protections for voting systems to thwart hackers | US seeks to protect voting system against cyberattacks

Alabama: Girl Scouts earn Silver Award for renovating polling place | ID rulings could impact Alabama | County looking into request for polling place repairs

Arizona: Maricopa Co. approves more than 700 polling places

Arkansas: Clerk: County will use laptops for November election

California: Judge says vote audit fells short | Election challenge filed | Riverside Co. responses dispute grand jury findings on polling places

Colorado: County hiring 300 temporary workers to assist with general election

Georgia: Georgia launches voter registration effort via text message | Charping will ask for consolidation of polling places in future elections

Kansas: Statistician runs exit poll at Wichita voting station | Kobach: No significant election problems during primary | Slow ballot intake at Shawnee Co. election office delayed primary results

Michigan: Election precinct at Dearborn retirement community enjoys high voter turnout | Software, dated technology slow Ottawa Co. primary election results | Old computer system causes problems

Minnesota: Voting by mail the only option for some

Mississippi: Small number have voting rights restored

Missouri: Jay Ashcroft discusses primary win

Nevada: Las Vegas trims number of municipal voting centers to 15 to save money

New Mexico: Voter ID still issue in New Mexico race amid court decisions | Espinoza speaks at Republican Women meeting

North Carolina: Court ruling means another election disruption | Mountain College students get on-campus voting, turnout in record numbers | Change to ID law will cost money, local BOE says

Ohio: Butler Co. receives money to train poll workers | Lawsuit: Ballots tossed for minor errors | Election laws written to favor white voters, attorney says

Rhode Island: Gorbea giving voters chance to test drive new voting machines

Tennessee: Madison Co. officials prepare for primary | Tennessee voters head to the polls today

Texas: Texas reaches deal on weaker voter ID rules for November

Utah: Election Day-postmarked ballots won't count

West Virginia: Officials believe lenient voter ID law safe

Wisconsin: State files appeal over voter ID, early voting