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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

August 17, 2016

National News: US government offers states help to fight voter fraud |Google adds new state-by-state voting guide for 'how to vote' searches| More people are Googling 'voter registration'

Alabama: Merrill says voting polls are secure from cyber attacks | Confusion continues in Fairfield: Who is running the election

Alaska: Polls bare, few turnout for primary | Mallott plans village visit to observe election

Arkansas: Clerk: Erroneous list shouldn't affect voters | Confusion at the polls

California: Bill affirming voting rights for some felons passes Senate

Florida: County voting machines get final test before election | Ballot machine tested in advance of primary | Critics: St. Cloud candidate's church should not be a polling place

Georgia: Floyd Co. elections chief to add voting machines | How could Trump's call for poll watchers affect Ga.?

Hawaii: Blank ballots and no-shows impact elections too

Illinois: Changes coming for Macon Co. polling places in November

Indiana: Elkhart Co. educating ADEC clients on voting rights | Voting centers inspected for accessibility | Porter Co. taxpayers suffering big loss in election dispute

Kentucky: More than 36K Kentuckians have used state's online voter registration system

Maine: Westport Island declines offer of electronic voting machines

Michigan: Mich.'s straight-ticket fight echoes national debate | Ann Arbor giving election workers raises

Minnesota: Simon disputes rigged election claims

Missouri: Unsuccessful candidate alleges absentee voter fraud

North Carolina: NC asks SCOTUS to block voter ID ruling | Roberts wants response next week on voter ID ruling request | No Sunday voting in proposed early voting plan in Orange Co.| SBOE to likely solve early voting plan conflict in Watauga Co. | Pitt elections board considering early-voting location, times | County still doesn't have plan for early voting

Ohio: Springfield man running in special election needs only 1 vote to win | Bilingual election officials receive awards for service

Oklahoma: Judge dismisses challenge to OK voter ID law

Pennsylvania: Are poll watchers legal in Pa.? | Hazelton polling location changes put off

Tennessee: Joyce Simon named chair of Hawkins election commission

Texas: County adds new voting site, relocates two others | State to file appeal to keep ID law | Texas will ask SCOTUS to keep voter ID law in place | County leaders push voter awareness as state announces plan to challenge voter ID rollback | Judge asks for election law changes

Virginia: McAuliffe: State justices 'scared,' felon voting decision makes no sense

Washington: Pasco approves consent degree

Wyoming: Primary turnout is down, but efficiency is way up | Wyo. secretary of state interview | Clerk outlines process for release of results | Residents worry consolidated polls may hurt Casper voters | Clerks report light turnout | Natrona Co. will revert to old way of counting ballots