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Monday, 08 August 2016

August 6-8, 2016

(Editor's Note: From August 9-16, due to travel, the daily stories will be availalbe after 8:30 a.m. Eastern each day. Thank you for your patience and understanding).

National News: How electronic voting machines could hack your vote | Stricter voter ID and other voting laws rolled back in slew of court decisions | Questioning if an election will be 'rigged' strikes at the heart of democracy

Arkansas: Before flaws noted, Arkansas flagged 7,730 on voter list

California: Bill would allow all-mail elections in Shasta Co. | Museum tells story of Golden State voting

Connecticut: DMV agrees to follow law after DOJ lawsuit | Killingly to upgrade polling place

Florida: From 105 to 16, voter registration training attracts people from all ages | State police reviewing allegations of voter fraud in PBC | Elections chief says prosecutors investigating suspicious absentee ballot requests | Will St. Lucie Co. voters hold 2012 elections debacle against Walker?

Georgia: County under microscope, accused of suppressing votes

Hawaii: Voting preps underway ahead of primary

Indiana: Indiana voter ID law likely not affected by recent court decisions

Kansas: Grand jury to investigate online voter registration | The future of Kansas' voter laws

Maryland: Carroll is largest county in state to offer only one early voting site

Massachusetts: Online voter registration popular | Town prepares for early voting

Michigan: Could Michigan elections be stolen by hackers? | Kids make their voices heard on election day

Minnesota: After DNC hack, Minnesota braces for digital threat to election | New technology designed to increase speed/accuracy during voter check-in process | Simon balks at primary prediction | Blue Earth Co. election office extends early voting hours | Election day voting just got faster in Hennepin Co. | Hennepin Co. rolls out e-poll books

Mississippi: Small number have voting rights restored in Mississippi

Nevada: Initiative filed for automatic voter registration through DMV| Nev. secretary of state launches mock voting website

New York: More rancor at NYSBOE

North Carolina: Ann Barbour, a precinct official who likes serving | Officials rework election plans | Appeals court rejects request to postpone voter ID decision | Supreme Court to be asked to intervene in NC voter ID law | McCrory to ask Supreme Court to weigh in on voter ID decision | NC elections director to counties: Consider turnout in setting early voting schedules | Elections board under fire for possible early voting cuts | Republican plan for Guilford Co. elections doesn't sit well | Election boards rethink early voting | Wake elections board vacancy filled in rush to comply with court order

Ohio: Voting laws put to test in Ohio | Lawmaker pushing for changes in special elections | Counties receive funds to train poll workers

Pennsylvania: Pa.'s aging voting machines pose a future cause for concern in some counties | More than 400K register to vote or change their registration online | More than 1,100 Lawrence Co. residents register to vote online | 92-year-old poll worker honored | Incoming Starbucks will relocate voters for fall election

Rhode Island: RI voters to get new voting machines for upcoming elections

Tennessee: Hands-on Science Center is no longer a polling place | Computer 'issues' delay Manchester election results

U.S. Virgin Islands: Primary election day today | GOP files lawsuit against the elections system | Low turnout, sunny skies define primary election

Utah: Group calls for changes in wake of mail-in ballot dispute | Better Utah calls on Legislature to change mail-in ballot deadline

Vermont: Vermont's state capital sees record high early voter turnout

Virginia: Kaine backs rights restoration | Ruling leaves felons questioning their voting status

Washington: Washington jails fail to provide voting access, report says | ACLU sues Pasco, saying election system violates VRA

West Virginia: Kanawha clerk questions former WV senator's candidacy

Wisconsin: Printing error causes problems with absentee ballots | Dane Co. election workers forced to adjust to faulty ballots | Voter ID requirement will be in effect for primary | Mayor Barrett applauds voting rights rulings | Poll workers hope to avoid primary problems