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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

August 31, 2016

National News: Harry Reid wants deeper FBI probe into possibility of Russian hack | FBI chief responds to concern over cyberthreats to U.S. election system | Survey finds obstacles to voting for military members | White House asks 'Deception Committee' to study Russian hacks

Alabama: Fairfield city councilor questions election results | Alabama election officials inundated with 'hundreds' of complaints from Aug. 23 contest | Alabama moves to protect election systems after FBI discovers hacks into other states | Voter fraud complaint filed in Midland City election

Alaska: AK GOP calls for new election

Arizona: Hacked state voter database has raised security concerns| More than third of early ballots returned | Election officials brace for turnout | Election marathon down to the primary sprint | Arizona residents ease into voting | Officials: Turnout about 35 percent | New secretary of state results website crashes on election night | 'Error': Arizona's new elections site struggles in debut | Low turnout highlights primary vote | Purcell struggles to keep her job | Who let the dogs out? Crew faces feral canines other foibles on primary election day | School and polling place briefly closed | Minor glitches in Maricopa Co. mar primary day at the polls

Arkansas: Billboards go up, encourage early voting in November

California: Disability advocates want to raise awareness of new voting rights law | If you can't vote in person, this bill would allow anyone you choose to turn in your ballot | California's election system hacker-proof? | Judge rejects disabled man's petition to vote--for now

Colorado: Could hackers get into Colo. election computers?

Florida: Glitch causes some voting confusion in Seminole Co. | Broward polling places open for business under gloomy skies| A few glitches as voters cast ballots across Central Florida | Voting site reopened | Polk Co. poll clerk fired for issue at polls| Rain, smooth voting highlight primary morning | Polling place, 3 schools on lock down after shooting| Sancho: Florida primary safe from data breaches | Voter says he cast ballot without proper ID; voting official denies charge | Voting running smoothly at Florida polling places--although mosquitoes a factor in Miami Beach | Lone Longboat Key voting machine crashes | Software glitch delays vote count several hours | How state is fighting fraud at the polls | Snipes wins fourth term as Broward SoE | After technical glitch, all Alachua precincts reported | Harrington and Doyle to meet in SoE contest | Broward election results posted before polls close | Technical issues, inclement weather present challenges for maximizing turnout | Early voting and mail ballots make for a lonely Tuesday primary | St. Lucie Co. primary results posted late causing a ruckus on social media | Broward election supervisor referred to state attorney for publishing results early | Palm Beach Co. polling centers: No problems | Bucher wins another term | Rain and early voting put a damper on primary day | Long shifts, repellent and coffee: This is how it is to be a poll worker in Miami | Local GOP poll watchers monitor polls in Hillsborough | Some Lee Co. voters still like to vote the old fashioned way

Georgia: Kemp seeks to increase first-time voter registration | Is Georgia's voting system safe from hackers?

Illinois: Madison Co. clerk says her system was not hacked | Sangamon Co. clerk encouraging early voter registration | Statewide election offices change passwords, add code after July hack attack

Indiana: Hi, tech: November voting in Brown Co. to go nearly all electronic | Indiana election official says state's voter system is safe

Iowa: Official: No tampering with Iowa voter records | To fill spots, Woodbury Co. raises poll workers pay to $12 per hour

Kansas: Lawrence man asks Kansas Supreme Court to order grand jury probe of Kobach | Kansas partners with federal agencies to keep voter data secure from hacks | Handwriting analysis is used to determine validity of ballots | Election officials say voting system safe from hacking

Kentucky: Ky. secretary of state says 'no evidence' voter reg system compromised | State, local election officials say fall elections won't be hacked |Rockin' the vote: Mock election at McKell Middle School

Massachusetts: Chicopee plans for early voting

Minnesota: Minnesota's protection against a rigged election? Paper ballots

Mississippi: Voting rights group works to register Miss. voters

Montana: Montana group working to register Native voters

Nebraska: As worries of election-related hacking bubble, Midlands officials say voting systems are locked up tight

New York: Monroe Co. BOE busy preparing for Sept. 13 primary | Federal judge denies request to delay election

North Carolina: Does same-day registration increase fraud risk? Experts disagree | NC Republicans accused of dodging order to fix election rules | Where elections staff, jurists and the fuzz come to eat

North Dakota: Jaeger: Computer system handling ballot info being checked

Pennsylvania: State responds to concerns about election integrity

Texas: Travis Co. clerk stand by voting system | County officials work to secure voter data

Utah: Voting system safe despite data breaches, election officials say

Virginia: State officials discuss polls, ballot ahead of Election Day | Richmond electoral board to discuss felons' rights again Thursday

Wisconsin: Some could have trouble getting ID near election | Election officials OK voter registration mailings | No en banc hearing of Wisconsin voter ID suit | State and local election officials say they're prepared for threat of cyber attack