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Friday, 19 August 2016

August 19, 2016

National News: Voting machines are a mess--but the feds have a (kinda) plan | Pence urges Trump supporters to monitor voting sites

Alabama: Former Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett dies | Dora residents report absentee voting problems

Alaska: Mallott: No major voting problems after legal settlement | One precinct has yet to record primary votes

Arkansas: Benton Co. see election worker shortage | Legislators back call for early voting center on UA campus

California: Registrar responds to grand jury report | Lodi to consider calling off election

Colorado: Turns out there's a lot to celebrate in how Colorado handles its elections | New early voting site to open in Summit Co.

Florida: Broward preps for start of early voting | Potential election poll worker denied over claims of head lice

Maryland: Washington Co. to get more voting equipment

Massachusetts: Norton will have one poll for state primary and presidential elections

Michigan: Michigan must allow straight-ticket voting | East Jordan polling location change approved

Minnesota: Simon stresses 'get out the vote' efforts

New Jersey: Christie vetoes bill to expand voting ranks

North Carolina: Churches respond to voting limits | Registrar convinces BOE to expand early voting | BOE adds early voting sites but no WSSU | Divided views on BOE early voting decision | County attorney: Raucous elections meeting was legal | No early voting reduction here, despite Woodhouse email

Ohio: Husted announces training funding for elections | Absentee ballot postmark fix earns Cuyahoga Co. elections officials national award | E-poll books coming to Shelby Co. in 2017

Oregon: Benton Co. effort to adopt ranked-choice voting cleared for Nov. ballot

Pennsylvania: Pa. Dept. of State steps up voter education efforts

Texas: Will your write-in vote really count in Texas? | AG challenges overturning of voter ID law | Possible voter fraud being investigated | Commissioners vote down creating administrator for local elections

Washington: King Co. adds Spanish and Korean ballots, boosts voter outreach

West Virginia: Judge: Erik Wells can't be on ballot for Kanawha Co. clerk

Wisconsin: As Madison expands early voting, Walker says keeping voter ID a priority