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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

August 10, 2016

(Electionline is currently working from the Central Time Zone so news stories will be posted by 8 a.m. daily through August 16. Thank you for your patience.)

National News: Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised | Despite recent rulings, voter ID laws could still scramble calculus in November

Alabama: Appeals court upholds voter fraud conviction

Arkansas: Washington Co. will get new voting equipment | Office refuses to give records to Democrats

Florida: Complete coverage of the Leon Co. SOE race | Ex-Broward GOP chief challenges PBC SOE | Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, five others offer 14 early voting days | State police: Mail-in ballot probe focused on Loxahatchee Groves election

Georgia: Floyd Co. elections supervisor earns doctorate | Sheats-Hester replaces Shippy on Hall Co. BOE

Hawaii: 15 percent of Hawaii voters have already voted

Indiana: Elections board meeting goes thud | Tippecanoe needs to fix election problems

Iowa: Scott Co. looking to upgrade voting system

Kentucky: Maffigan Co. judge took part in vote buying, witness says

Massachusetts: Massachusetts voters to cast ballots early for the first time| Rochester needs more help for early voting | City finalizes new polling places

Minnesota: Voters trickle in for quiet primary

North Carolina: North Carolina will try to block ID ruling | State court puts voter ID ruling on hold in light of federal decision | Local BOEs consider how to reinstate early voting | Forsyth Co. to discuss early voting

Oregon: Ranked choice voting qualifies for Benton Co. ballot | New voting method could be on way for Benton Co.

Texas: Lubbock Co. discussing purchasing new voting equipment | PR giant Burson-Marsteller helping Texas design voter ID outreach plan | Elections office awaiting approval of new voter ID rules | Growing Bexar electorate brings higher elections costs

Virginia: 'Don't give up hope' McAuliffe tells ex-felons | Henrico commissioners approve precinct changes

Wisconsin: Confusion, drama low at polling places in primary | Light turnout eases fix for Madison absentee ballots; voter ID confusion minimal | Rock Co. vote totals delayed | Election day going smoothly despite flooding and swollen ballots | Candidate's tweet of marked ballot creates 'complicated' matter, election commission says | Janesville poll workers experience difficulties at new centralized absentee counting location