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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

September 21, 2016

National News: Despite flaws, paperless voting machines remain widespread in the U.S. | Hank Johnson wants Congress to protect the nation's voting systems | Report: Naturalized citizens vote can make a difference in tight races | Can a voting machine be hacked? | Proposed cybersecurity bills will would forbid internet-connected voting machines | When does early voting start in every state | Guac the Vote registers voters at taco trucks

Arizona: Dems seek extension of voter registration deadline

Arkansas: Gov2Go helps Arkansans get ready to vote | Arkansas mayor files lawsuit against election commission | Washington Co. debuts new voting machines | Local voters confused by mailings

California: Blind voters to get more access | Ballot is so long that officials urge time-saving prep | OC Votes & 90s bands call on Rancho Santa Margarita residents to volunteer | CSU partners with secretary of state to register students to vote

Connecticut: Mansfield Town Hall prepares ballots for 90 percent turnout

Florida: More than 10 percent of Floridians already awaiting mail ballots | Elections chief says 15 early voting sites enough

Georgia: Hank Johnson wants Congress to protect the nation's voting systems | Voting machines tested for big event | Houston state rep credited with fixing early voter issue

Illinois: High school students can work the polls | Election judges start training

Indiana: Important change this election | Officials inspecting Vanderburgh Co. voting centers to prevent problems for voters

Kansas: Voting rights group says 6,570 Kansas registrations purged

Kentucky: New voter registration exceeds goal

Maryland: Gene Raynor, former city and state elections chief, dies

Massachusetts: Massachusetts is discouraging ballot selfies on Election Day | Electronic voting group hears from Wayland | Galvin confident in legality of early voting

Michigan: Michigan votes safe from tampering, experts say

Minnesota: Kids Voting returns to Duluth polls

New Mexico: New Mexico election officials reach out to eligible voters | DOJ to meet with election officials on voter outreach

New York: New website developed to help NYC get voting info from one place

North Carolina: State weighs in on early voting locally | Election preps well underway | Pitt Co. spending $50K to help clear up voter confusion

North Dakota: Judges order requires affidavits option in ND

Ohio: Belmont Co. absentee voting proving popular | Clark Co. BOE not worked about cyber hacks | Partisan elections officials clash over providing more parking for voters

Oregon: State warns: Be wary of outside voter registration letters

Pennsylvania: Court case holds up printing ballots

South Carolina: Will Richland council allow elections office to settle unpaid legal bill? | Richland Co. council will help elections pay legal bill

Tennessee: Election commission becomes green certified

Texas: Judge orders Texas to let feds review new voter ID outreach | Travis Co.'s new online initiative could be your roadmap to shorter voting lines | Texas counties' websites lack voter information | New website offers voter registration, how-to info | More than 130 voters 'in suspense' in Bexar Co.

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections implements new territorial voter ID card

Vermont: How early should early voting begin? Depends on where you live | Condos and Vermont GOP spar over early voting

Wisconsin: Under plan, free ID would be for voting only | Early voting locations may be expanding | Clerks prepping for early voting