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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

September 27, 2016

National News: State officials warn Congress against 'rigged election' talk | Big brands sign up for voter turnout effort | Google doodle marks National Voter Registration Day | Tory Burch is giving employees time off to vote | Fox Searchlight plans in-theatre voter registration for The Birth of a Nation audiences | US Appeals Court leaves proof-of-citizenship voting requirement to federal panel | Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search

Alabama: Lawsuit challenges Alabama's voting rights ban for convicted felons

Arkansas: New voter guide could change up voting and shorten lines at polls

California: Voting equipment logic and accuracy testing to begin | Nearly 5K poll workers needed | New voter database clears path for pre-registration, other laws | Election day registration comes to California as long awaited voter database gets certified

Colorado: 33K Colorado teens are 'pre-registered' to vote

Florida: Pinellas election supervisor says 'Eat more chicken and register to vote' | $18,400 raise for supervisor of elections | SW Port St. Lucie gets new early voting site

Georgia: Call goes out for election judges | Georgia agrees to add thousands to voter rolls

Illinois: Adams Co. clerk pushes early voting

Indiana: Indiana experiences surge in online voter registration

Iowa: Secretary of state video focuses on helping people with disabilities vote | In interruption in Linn Co. early voting due to flooding

Kansas: Federal judge orders Kobach to explain why he shouldn't be held in contempt | Federal judge sets contempt hearing for Kobach

Kentucky: Facebook reminder garners thousands of KY voter registrations

Michigan: Twenty-seven states allow absentee voting without an excuse, Michigan is not one of them | Bus stops added I-Ride route to make voting accessible for students

Minnesota: Minnesota smashes one-day voter registration record | City of Duluth to send 30K reminders to vote in utility bills

Missouri: State makes grants available for local election authorities | Officials expecting hundreds when absentee voting begins | Ruling forces change in absentee ballot procedure in some counties

Montana: Yellowstone to finish reprinting ballots by Thursday

New Mexico: Voter registration surges after mailing | Inaccurate financial disclosures leave voters in dark

New York: BOE worker found dead in office

North Carolina: Insider editor to join NCSBOE

Ohio: Ohio's purging of voter rolls violates federal law | Ohio elections chief: About 806K ask for absentee ballot

Pennsylvania: Snapchat fights to legalize ballot selfies

Texas: Community, commissioners mixed on electronic voting | Election offices prepare for final days of voter registration | US astronaut will vote from orbit if homecoming is delayed | Survey raises Gregg elections website rating, more improvements coming | Bexar elections officials add hours for voter help line

Virginia: Voter registration increases in Virginia thanks to social media

Washington: Snohomish Co. promotes National Voter Registration Day

Wisconsin: As voting begins, a look back at the fight over Wisconsin's voter ID law | Election officials send out voter registration cards | Wisconsin Election Commission unveils National Voter Registration Day efforts