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Monday, 26 September 2016

September 24-26, 2016

National News: Hacking the election? Feds step in as states fret cyber threats | Voter registration deadlines, state by state | Social media networks launch voter registration drives | No debate: Doritos is latest to tie promotion to election | Hamilton cast to host voter registration drive at Richard Rogers Theatre

Alabama: Secretary of state observes Russian elections, deploys sports celebs to boost voting at home | Uncounted Alex City municipal election absentee ballots discovered

Alaska: Nothing but support for ballot measure to make voter registration easier in Alaska | Trial in election lawsuit will kick off Tuesday

Arizona; Judge rejects hold on AZ ballot harvesting law

California: UCLA and USC going head-to-head in raising student voter turnout | San Francisco measure would allow youths, undocumented parents to vote

Colorado: Election officials work hard to battle voter fraud | Colorado investigates votes cast with names of dead people

Florida: Crist calls for opening of early voting site in South St. Pete | Elections office using system that reads the unreadable | Lee Co. elections website hacker apologizes | Pastors call for early voting site in black neighborhood | Pinellas elections chief balks at request for additional early voting | County's race against the clock: 1.1M ballots, 114 variations | Over 5800 local ballots headed overseas

Georgia: County to combine elections, voter registration functions | Elections office gears up for huge turnout in November

Indiana: Who's behind group police say submitted fraudulent voter registration forms?

Kansas: Kansas election official accused of not complying with order

Louisiana: Election commissioner classes set in St. Charles Parish

Massachusetts: What early voting could mean for Mass. turnout | Advent of early voting poses challenge to clerks

Minnesota: Early absentee voting off to strong start in Minnesota

Mississippi: This new technology will help more votes count in Jackson Co.| Local and state officials prepare for general election

Missouri: Greene Co. seeks money to improve future elections | Ashcroft forms bipartisan advisory committee of county clerks | Absentee problems revealed in St. Louis election will affect others come November

Montana: Ballots shucked as new candidate named | More than 56K ballots shredded | Voting service now available for veterans

Nevada: Chances of cyberattacks affecting election results in Nevada called remote

New Mexico: Secretary of state's office stands by sending voter registration postcards to ineligible voters | Candidate accused of illegally applying for absentee ballots

North Carolina: Rural Montgomery Co. in Confederate flag flap

Ohio: Miami Co. BOE continues to prep for November | Appeals court: Ohio elections chief wrongly purged voters | Elections chief questions Appeals Court ruling

Oregon: Secretary of state candidates outline differing priorities

Pennsylvania: Tougher voter intimidation penalties proposed | Analysis: GOP makes 11th-hour push to relax rules for poll-watchers | Bill would allow poll workers to work anywhere in state

South Carolina: Court bars college dorm students from voting in Greenville, director says | Hundreds of Charleston Co. poll managers needed

Texas: Texas asks Supreme Court to reinstate voter ID | Review finds many inadequate county election websites | Gaffe gives Gregg Co. elections website poor rating in survey

Virginia: Absentee voting inundates Virginia voter registration offices | Arlington will hold off adding additional precincts until 2017 | Electronic poll books to return for November

Washington: Secretary of state race

West Virginia: Kanawha fixes absentee ballots after federal ruling

Wisconsin: 'ID lady' fights to get IDs for Wisconsin voters | Push on to get Wisconsin voters required IDs | Ballot confusion in Lake Co. | UWGB trying to prevent long lines in November