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Friday, 05 August 2016

August 5, 2016

National News: DHS preps to help election officials | Questions and answers on voter fraud | Obama calls possibility of rigged elections 'ridiculous' | Voting problems bedeviled primary elections | What's going on with all these voter ID law?

Alabama: Alabama city battles questions over closing precincts near black voters | Alabaster names new election official, city clerk | Some Houston Co. voters could sign in electronically in November| Alabama's voter outreach working | Baldwin NAACP reacts to closing of polling sites

Arizona: State asks court to ban 'ballot harvesting' despite no evidence found

Arkansas: Hutchinson: Clerks should lean toward letting people vote | Wrongly flagged rejoining poll rolls

California: Are LA and California ready for November?

Connecticut: New CT voter registration hopes to curb long DMV lines

Georgia: New voting machines come to Augusta

Illinois: Group sues Illinois over polling-place voter registration law

Kansas: Douglas Co. clerk says grand jury petition on voter registrations valid | Petition gets enough signatures for criminal investigation of Kobach

Massachusetts: Many Mass. municipalities not yet ready for early voting | Attleboro, North Attleboro, Mansfield ahead of game for early voting

Michigan: New of new machines questioned

Minnesota: Hennepin Co. election officials unveil new e-poll book system | In Hennepin Co., voter check-in goes digital | Some counties tallying absentee ballots ahead of primary

Missouri: SOS candidates show clear differences | Old traditions, new practices mark primary

Nevada: Proposal calls for automatic voter registration | Initiative would automatically register some voters

North Carolina: Court denies North Carolina motion to stay decision on voter ID law | Change to NC voting laws could cost taxpayers thousands

Ohio: Legitimate votes tossed by Ohio voting officials, lawyer says | Ohio argues human error shouldn't void voter ID law

South Dakota: Secretary of state kills rattlesnake outside of home

Tennessee: Many take advantage of early voting in Bradley Co. | Problems emerge as opening of Frayser-Raleigh voting precinct delayed | Voting issues in Memphis | Sumner polls open slowly, smoothly |Madison Co. voting smooth, quiet so far | Less than 8 percent turnout | Two ballot irregularities in East Chattanooga precinct | Poll workers experience low turnout in Hamilton Co. | Problems at the polls on primary day | Sullivan Co. poll worker hasn't missed an election in 60 years

Texas: DOJ: Harris Co. isn't providing adequate access to voters with disabilities | Concern grows over confusing, costly Texas voter ID laws

Virginia: Restored voter rights striped again

Washington: Voter turnout up to 34 percent

Wisconsin: Election officials issue rules for affidavits at polls | Elections commission playing waiting game on voting law changes