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Thursday, 29 September 2016

September 29, 2016

National News: State officials warn Congress: Don't damage public confidence in election systems | Are U.S. elections rigged? Here's how to help voters believe that they're not | New checklist provides guidance for trans voters | More attempts to hack state elections systems detected, FBI director warns | Social media sites are making voter registration easier | Dems seek reversal on voter registration hurdle | Dull Doritos offered to undecided college students

Alabama: New poll locations among election changes | Houston Co. elections manager receives certification | Uncounted ballots don't impact races

Alaska: Rep. Nageak wants out of election lawsuit

Arizona: Affiliation switched on some ID cards | Recorder's candidate forum | Election pamphlets sent with dozens of missing pages

California: Election offices see surge in voter registrations | Felons in county jails to be allowed to vote

Colorado: Boulder Co. clerk seeks $595,400 for new voting system

Connecticut: Facebook push leads to spike in voter registration

Georgia: Floyd Co. opening third early voting site | College Park handles two different county voting procedures| Fulton Co. prepares for Election Day with new technology

Illinois: Judge's ruling upends voter registration at polls | Sen. Brady: Limiting same day voter registration will curb fraud | Illinois AG appeals bar on Election Day voter registration | Winnebago Co. secures facility to handle same day voter registration | Debating the ruling on same day registration

Indiana: No more OT for party heads at Porter Co. voter office | Ballot change may cause headaches for voters

Iowa: Iowa groups offer tips to respect transgender and gender non-conforming voters at the polls | Local officials brace for ballot blitz

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. election worker shortage 'concerning'

Louisiana: Metro Council approves temporary voting locations

Maine: Farmington board OKs gym floor covering for Nov. 8 voting | Can ranked choice voting improve Maine's elections? | Poll suggests Mainers open to change the way they vote |

Maryland: New voting system leaves paper trail

Minnesota: State's top court dismisses voting rights case from conservative group

Missouri: Eliminating touch screen voting discriminates against the blind, advocacy group says | Heavy absentee voting expected in St. Louis Co.

Nebraska: High tech drives voter registration, will it drive turnout | Facebook reminder pushes registration in several counties

New Hampshire: Appeals Court overturns ban on selfies in voting booths | Court strikes down ballot selfie ban

New York: Voters who registered at DMV asked to double check

North Carolina: Thousands of Wake Co. high school students register to vote | Officials prepare for election

Ohio: Judges' decision upholding Ohio absentee-ballot rules is appealed | Homeless advocates appeal judgement on Ohio ballot rules | Ohio asks FBI for help securing voter registration database | OU to assist out-of-state voter registration with email documentation

Pennsylvania: Couple proud of long voting record

Texas: Starr Co. shopping for new voting equipment | Voting machines tested in Nueces CO. | Taco trucks are the new frontier of voter registration drives| Harris Co. pushes early voting

Utah: Salt Lake Co. eliminates schools as polling places

Virginia: Oops! Registrar receives odd voter registration letter | McAuliffe says he's restored the rights to 60K | Survey: Two-thirds back restoring rights

Washington: Wyman: State's election system is secure

West Virginia: Fayette gets grant to make upgrades to polling areas