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Thursday, 01 September 2016

September 1, 2016

National News: Did Russia hack the U.S. election system? | Concerns mount over foreign cyberattacks on Election Day | FBI warns state election offices to be wary of hackers | In wake of voter database hack, U.S. election commission turns to NIST for cybersecurity talk | Voting can be a perplexing process for overseas troops| Open Bar: America's history of buying votes with booze

Alaska: Candidate in contested race hires lawyer to investigate illegal polling procedure | Lack of training lead to election snafu

Arizona: New Spanish-language TV ad in Arizona designed to boost Hispanic voter registration | Secretary of state spent $750K on new website | Purcell facing defeat in too-close-to-call GOP Maricopa recorder primary | Early voting results slow in Pinal | Elections dept. performs hand count audit | Arizona election officials downplay server downtime | Reagan says website fixed | Late ballots could change everything | Poll worker forgets dozens of ballots at Glendale polling place | 11K+ ballots left in Yavapai Co.

California: Ontario Co. pays more for poll workers

Connecticut: State leading way in voter access, forum crowd told

Florida: Broward prosecutors reviewing early release of election results | Sever shutdown confused online election results | Software glitch delays Lake Co. primary results | Orange Co. adds hundreds of poll worker positions ahead of Election Day | Three machine recounts likely in close races | Hays crosses first hurdle in race toward SoE post | Nine vote margin triggers automatic recount | 5-vote margin forces recount

Georgia: Federal election security task force will include Kemp

Idaho: 'Food Truck' Voting: Welcome to the era of mobile polling places

Illinois: McHenry Co. clerk, LWV to host mock elections at high school | Elections board to notify 700 voters in database hack | Judge to decide whether 'typo' should stay in proposed Joliet referendum| Voting rights groups to court: Protect voting opportunities for November election | Officials: Hackers viewed 700K vote records, possibly 86K more

Kansas: Courts will rule whether thousands of Kansas residents can vote

Maine: Maine takes steps to prevent election system hacking

Maryland: Write-ins for unregistered presidential candidates unlikely to be counted |

Massachusetts: Testing Walpole's new voting equipment | Officials plan for start of early voting| VFW post to serve as polling site

Michigan: Secretary of state mobile office to register college students to vote | Ballots recounted at board of canvassers meeting | Recount costs add up

Missouri: Nixon continues to criticize voter ID law | Allegations of voter fraud in St. Louis aired in court | Grand jury to investigate hotly contested St. Louis primary election | Ashcroft accuses secretary of state election mismanagement | Investigation reveals multiple problems with absentee voting | Judge starts weighing new election

Montana: Montana secretary of state--no hacking of voting systems in Montana

Nebraska: Gale tightens Nebraska voter database security

New Jersey: Are New Jersey voting machines vulnerable to hacking? | Rabbis stand firm to guard voting rights | Election fraud alleged in lawsuit filed by Bayonne GOP group

New York: Fire at Erie Co. BOE | Armed men once patrolled the polls, will they reappear? | $275K fire at Erie Co. BOE not expected to impact primaries

North Carolina: U.S. Supreme Court refuses to bring back voter ID for November | Divided Supreme Court refuses to reinstate voter ID | NC says 'yes' to help with cybersecurity for fall election | Statewide early voting plans questioned | County BOE split on ASU voting site

Ohio: Voter registration reminders to be sent to 1.6M Ohioans | Election board expresses budget concerns | Ohio Dems ask Supreme Court to reinstate Golden Week

Oklahoma: How secure is Oklahoma's election system | Recount ends with no change in race

Pennsylvania: Voter information stolen in other states is public in Pa. | As Pittsburgh lawyers argue ballot question, absentee ballots being sent | Lackawanna Co. director of elections assures system is secure

Rhode Island: Board of elections votes to fire director | Board of elections fires embattled executive director

South Carolina: Could SC's election be hacked? Not likely | Can SC's elections get hacked? Anything's possible, but...

Tennessee: Voting options for students | Local election systems secure

Texas: Texas launches voter education campaign amid scrutiny of voter ID law | Nueces Co. commissioners talk about early voting locations | Election issues under scrutiny | Keep Tom Green Co. votes safe

U.S. Virgin Islands: AG tells St. Croix elections board to reconsider confidential meeting

Vermont: Condos: Vermont prepared for election cyber threat

Virginia: GOP seeks to block McAuliffe's latest felon voting effort | Virginia Republicans go back to court to fight governor on felon voting rights | Prince William rents billboard to encourage absentee voting, but it's hard to see from the road | Registrars work to ensure integrity of voting process | Write-ins for unregistered presidential candidates unlikely to be counted

Wisconsin: Need voter ID? Act early