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September 2016

Friday, 30 September 2016

September 30, 2016

National News: Google searches for voter registration have surged in Hispanic areas | Feds will send fewer election observers

Alabama: Error in amendment language forces ballots to be reprinted | Poll workers could use iPads

Alaska: North Slope lawmaker says he now wants to continue lawsuit

Arizona: Pinal voters inadvertently switch status | Attorney general decides against extra day for voter registration | Thousands of election pamphlets being reprinted

California: Facebook gives big spike to California voter registrations | Sacramento Co. eyes dramatic shift to vote-by-mail under new law | Browns signs legislation to overhaul voting system | Will voting overhaul help or hurt LA County turnout? | More Californians will vote-by-mail

Colorado: County election officials prepare to mail out ballots

Connecticut: Social media lead to surges in voter registration | Registrars of voters take steps to make election go smoothly | Court tells CT it doesn't have to redo a couple million ballots

District of Columbia: DC BOE tells 5,700 registered voters they aren't registered

Florida: Hillsborough Co. prepping for secure, flawless vote | Brevard's future voters get taste of 2016 election | Florida vote-by-mail hits record 2.5M requests | Ballot selfies still a no-go in Florida

Illinois: Illinois asks judge to stay voter-registration ruling | Clerk decries same-day ruling | Advocates: Suspension of same day registration will suppress the vote | DuPage election commission wants its lawyer to be less political | Chicago groups prepare for Nov. 8

Indiana: Tippecanoe Co.'s voting machines tested | A quarter of all names on Tippecanoe Co. absentee ballots are wrong

Iowa: Convenience compels voters to cast absentee ballots | Scott Co. brings in extra hands to help with early voting

Kansas: Kansas, ACLU reach temporary agreement on voter ID

Louisiana: Juban Crossing to host 'super voting precinct'

Maryland: Maryland moves forward with online voting despite warnings from cyber-experts

Massachusetts: Brookline, state prepping for first-ever early voting

Michigan: Secretary of state says voter registration not targeted in state

Mississippi: Civic duty brings election commissioners back to their posts

Montana: McCulloch touts accomplishments in SOS office | Missoula elections office finishes reprinting ballots

New Mexico: Dona Ana Co.'s voting options for people with disabilities

New York: New York sees surge in voter registrations | SUNY Geneseo to have own polling site for November

Ohio: Ohio may spend $150M to replace aging voting equipment | Husted says no attempted hacks in to voter database | Electronic pollbooks coming, but may not be used in November

Pennsylvania: Cybersecurity expert: One battleground state most vulnerable to voting hacks | Luzerne Co. presents its side on why past election director was fired

Texas: Texas schools may be flouting rules on student voter registration | 'Guac the Vote'--taco trucks in Texas become voter registration booths | Fight erupts in commissioners court over early voting sites

Virginia: Harrisonburg voter registration fraud sparks photo ID argument | He fought in WWII. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va. | Absentee voting in Va. receives massive response

Washington: State protecting voter registration database from hackers | Columbus Day bumps mail-in voter registration deadline | Mall shooter fallout: Secretary of state to propose citizenship checks for voters

West Virginia: County gets grant to upgrade polling places

Wisconsin: DMV gives wrong information on voter ID | City looking at new polling place after church fire

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

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

September 28, 2016

National News: Voter ID laws could prevent 34K trans people from voting | Why some trans voters may be ineligible to vote | Voter registration emerges as key political flash-point | DoorDash delivers voter registration kits to your home | Social networks drive tens of thousands to register | Watch Katy Perry vote naked in Funny or Die sketch | 18 states asking for protection of voting systems before Election Day

Alabama: Alabama ban on felon voting rights target of lawsuit

Alaska: Trial begins in Nageak elections lawsuit | At trial, state attorneys admit election mistakes but say results shouldn't be tossed

Arkansas: Election commission misses deadline for absentee ballot delivery

California: Same day registration will be available in 2017 | Facebook reminder driving voter registration

Colorado: You can register to vote in Colorado without a driver's license | Colorado students can skip class on Election Day by working at the polls

Connecticut: Manchester hiring more poll workers for Election Day

Florida: Stonewall Democrats blast elections supervisor for registering voters at Chick-Fil-A locations | Clinton campaign in Fla. clamors for more early voting hours | Florida has never sent out more military and overseas ballots

Georgia: ADA, traffic and space a concern at Henry Co. elections office | Liberal group issues report hitting Ga. over voting issues | State using social media to spur voter registration

Idaho: Voting trailer helps Ada Co. with voter registration | Idaho county launches 'food truck' polls for early voting

Illinois: NU uses new online voter registration tool| Judge's ruling scales back same day registration | Judges ruling reduces Election Day registration | Cook Co. clerk vows appeal of Election Day voter registration lawsuit

Indiana: 30K Indiana residents register to vote since Facebook reminder | Hamilton Co. to open early voting satellite locations

Iowa: Johnson Co. preparing as early voting period nears

Kansas: Kansas judge extends order to ensure thousands can vote in November | Sedgwick Co. in dire need of poll workers

Maine: Backers of ranked choice voting say it would add civility to campaigns | New accessible voting machines available at all Maine voting sites

Michigan: Some 100K straight-party votes cast in area in 2012

Minnesota: 2K Hennepin Co. voters have already voted | Secretary of state stops by 'Voterpalooza' on National Voter Registration Day

Mississippi: Hosemann pondering a run for Lt. Governor

Missouri: Group apologizes for voter registration gaffe | Kander announces grant funding for election purposes | Republicans talk up constituents as voter ID ballot nears | Opponents of Amendment 6 join forces to defeat photo voter ID

Nebraska: Douglas Co. sees record voter registration and early voting ballots | 10K Nebraska voters register online over the weekend

New Mexico: Candidate files ethics complaint against deputy clerk

North Carolina: BOE director clarifies statements made at political forum

Ohio: Voting rolls may not be restored despite court ruling | Track your ballot through innovative BOE program

Oregon: Secretary of state candidates spar over role

Pennsylvania: City officials, high schools join in voter registration effort | Wolf's administration increases voter registration options

South Dakota: Long ballot could mean long lines at the polls

Tennessee: Commission nixes request to apply for voting machine grant

Texas: Gregg Co. elections website receives final 'outstanding' rating | Houston taco trucks doubling as voter registration booths

Vermont: Vermont's elections ranked as the nation's most accessible

West Virginia: Three vying for secretary of state

Wisconsin: Election Commission teams with DMV on voter registration effort

Wyoming: Secretary of state encouraging youth in Wyoming to vote | First-ever Youth Voter Summit next week in Laramie

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

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

Friday, 23 September 2016

September 23, 2016

National News: USA Today Network launches 'Voting Because' to empower voters | Voter registration flap still haunting election agency | A closer look at voter ID laws across the country | New laws and rulings could cause confusion on Election Day

Alaska: Prepping for general elections in Alaska

California: Even small hack could create chaos on Election Day | Newly signed Student Voter Act to facilitate registration | Former SJ council candidate questions new voter registrations

Colorado: Dozens found on voting rolls long after deaths

Florida: For a few, the right to vote is restored--but in time for Nov. 8?| Judge rejects recount in supervisor vote | Vote-by-mail requests now at 1.8M and counting

Georgia: Students visit BOE to learn about voting | Ga. confident about election security

Illinois: DuPage Co. election commission won't speed up returns in November

Kansas: DC group wants inspector general to examine Brian Newby's voter registration decision; Kobach pushes back

Kentucky: Secretary of state brings voter registration program to BSCTC

Louisiana: Livingston Parish council approves changes to Election Day

Massachusetts: Students' web app seeks to simplify, modernize voter registration

Michigan: County clerk busy these days

Minnesota: Absentee voting starts Friday, no excuses

Missouri: Problems with voter registration cards adding to headache for BOE

Montana: Ballot printing delayed while Libertarians sort dispute | Ravalli Co. faced with added costs after candidate's death

New Mexico: Dem chief says Espinoza lies about voter fraud | Grand Jury: Democrat illegally applied for absentee ballots

New York: Genessee CO. primary election saved significant money

Ohio: How many were removed from Ohio's voter rolls?

Pennsylvania: Register-to-vote mailer troubles officials in Berks Co.

South Carolina: Furman students sue county over voter registration | Candidate won't be on 122 overseas ballots

Texas: Texas to ask Supreme Court to rule on voter ID | Interim elections administrator appointed | El Paso Co. trying to get more high schoolers to cast ballots

Utah: Despite confusion, day-before-election deadline for votes by mail likely to remain | Lawmakers, clerks exploring solutions to vote-by-mail deadline

Virginia: Appeals court hears arguments to Va.'s voter ID law | Amid voter ID fight and 'misleading' mailings, voting to begin in Va.| McAuliffe announces challenge to increase high school voter registration | Mailings draw elections official's concerns

West Virginia: Harrison Co. clerk offers voting machine demonstrations | Cabell commission approves early voting site

Wisconsin: City partners with libraries to make voting easier | Voters navigate maze of new voting laws | UWGB students urge city to fix voting logjam

Thursday, 22 September 2016

September 22, 2016

National News: House Dem unveils election hacking bill | Officials are scrambling to protect the election from hackers | Your address could determine your right to vote. What if you don't have one? | A simple, potent overhaul for 'motor voter'| John Lewis calls for election observers at polling places this November | Conservatives file voter registration lawsuits that liberals say are blocking voters | Most eligible ex-pats don't vote

Alabama: Judge denies stay in Brighton election lawsuit | Ahead of election, Alabama first to implement electronic voting for deployed military

California: Secretary of state says counties don't need to change their election audits

Georgia: Dougherty elections board OKs Sunday vote | Judge orders Ga. to release database records on voter registration

Illinois: East Chicago polling place to be moved out of contamination zone

Indiana: Four new vote centers added for general election

Iowa: Voter app launched in county

Kansas: Election official testifies on non-citizen voters in Sedgewick Co. | ACLU wants Kansas to count all votes | Judge: Kansas primary voting order also applies to November

Maine: Certain Ellsworth voters will have new polling places

Massachusetts: Clerk's get ready for first early voting in Massachusetts

Michigan: The secretary of state's office coming to students

Minnesota: Voting early? 7 things you should know

Missouri: County clerks apathetic about new voter ID law

Montana: Yellowstone Co. faced with reprinting ballots after candidate dies

Nevada: Court date set for Native American voter disenfranchisement suit | Clark Co., Las Vegas reach deal on election costs

New Mexico: Candidate criticizes voter registration effort

New York: Residents: Move voting site from schools to Town Hall

North Carolina: Johnston cancels classes for schools on Election Day

Ohio: MoCo BOE adding machines to reduce poll wait times

Oregon: Mailings confuse, alarm voters

Pennsylvania: County honors voter loyalty

South Carolina: SEC urges voters to prepare ahead for November

Texas: Prepping for the vote: County officials brace for large voter turnout | Schools serving as point of voter registrar for students | Texas lawmakers take up issue of voter fraud

Utah: Navajos ask judge to restore polling places | Judge to rule on Navajo complaint over San Juan Co. polling places

Vermont: Republicans suggest secretary of state exploiting ballot process

Virginia: Appeals court to hear challenge to Va. voter ID law

Washington: New ballot drop boxes prove popular during August primary | Capitol Hill ballot drop box to be installed at Seattle Central

Wisconsin: Ballots sent without candidates names | Previously a 'major concern' city builds up poll worker roster | City girds for big Election Day

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

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

September 20, 2016

National News: See how likely it is that your voting booth gets hacked | States ask Feds for cybersecurity scans following election hacking threats

Alabama: Guess what? You may be breaking Alabama law when you vote

Arizona: Secretary of state: We're ready for November

Arkansas: Voter to use new voting machines in Washington Co. | Saline Co. using new electronic tablets for election

California: Flawed voter registration drive draws rebuke from secretary of state | Brown considering bill that would give some felons the right to vote | Today's the last day to decline SF's printed, 300-page voter info pamphlet | Election officials' proposal to save trees, save mail carriers

Colorado: Pueblo Co.'s new vote-counting system 'more efficient'

Connecticut: Merrill says Conn. 'motor voter' system hits fast lane | 15K sign up in first month of CT motor voter program | Extra police requested for Election Day in Norwalk

District of Columbia: Uber works with Pa., DC first to give voters free rides to polls on Election Day

Florida: Some ballots to be mailed beginning Friday | Brevard Co. SOE receives high honor that recognizes top offices

Indiana: Tippecanoe Co. will have to wait to test new voting equipment

Iowa: With November election approaching, counties begin testing voting machines

Kansas: Wyandotte Co. officials work to deflect potential cyberthreats | Sedgwick Co. election officials mail out early voting flyers

Maryland: Some Eastern Shore counties expecting high turnout

Massachusetts: Can't wait to vote? Your chance is soon | Boston's early voting schedule announced | Woburn clerk wants Healey to review early voting law's constitutionality | Somerville announces 12 early voting sites

Mississippi: New election equipment being tested in Jackson Co.

Missouri: Andrews pleased with voter ID veto override

New Mexico: NM residents are receiving postcards this week to register to vote

New York: NYC BOE sends out voter registration in Yiddish with errors that anger some voters

North Dakota: Voter affidavits will be an option at election, ND agency says

Ohio: Husted puts out call for poll workers | Ohio voters have already requested more than 524K absentee ballots

Oregon: Merkley calls for national motor-voter

Pennsylvania: Pa. online voter registration reaches 500K user milestone | Uber works with Pa., DC first to give voters free rides to polls on Election Day

Tennessee: Voter drive may be largest in years

Texas: Texas's controversial voter ID law can't stop mail-in ballot fraud | Are Texas officials misleading voters on changes to the voter ID law? | As registrars face hurdles, some wonder if online voter registration is the answer | Secretary of state promotes 'Vote Texas' initiative in San Angelo | Judge orders Texas to stress opportunity to vote, lawyer says

Virginia: Elections board struggles with access for disabled voters | UVA to remain open on Election Day | Fairfax Co. rolls out 'completely secure' new voting machines | In Fairfax, more volunteers, new equipment for Nov.8 | Election leaders hard at work getting ready for the big day

West Virginia: WV celebrating Voter Registration Month with 'Why I Vote' video series

Wisconsin: Dane Co. to partner with UW to study effects of voter ID on election | Early voting to be offered in Madison public libraries | Voter registration forms sent to state in error

Monday, 19 September 2016

September 17-19, 2016

National News: DHS offers help securing elections--on a voluntary basis | Some Republicans acknowledge leveraging voter ID laws for political gain | Polling places become battleground in US voting rights fight

Alaska: Candidate files lawsuit against state officials over election

Arizona: New polling place on Tempe campus

California: How a woman's dead cat was asked to register to vote | Santa Rosa hiring special prosecutor to look into election fraud | County elections division seeks poll workers for November election

Colorado: Election system deemed secure

Connecticut: Registrars seek $15K salary bump, benefits

Florida: Amendment to restore voting rights to Florida felons clears key hurdle | Vote-by-mail ballot requests getting closer to 1M

Georgia: One of the nation's most unique election partnerships is in Ga. | Kemp to implement UWG poll worker program statewide | Willie Greene explains 'checks and balances' that make electronic voting system secure | Group targeting Chatham Co. nonvoters

Indiana: Marion Co. prepares for a huge Election Day turnout | Election board replaces damaged voting machine | Vote center sites approved, one location changed

Kansas: With proof-of-citizenship voting law under siege, Kobach battles on multiple fronts

Kentucky: 100 new voting booths expected to speed up November election | County clerk's election office taking shape

Massachusetts: Local clerks prepare for early voting | Revised early voting schedule adds time at Holyoke Soldiers' Home

Michigan: Lawmakers moves to repeal straight-ticket voting ban

Mississippi: Thompson fears possible cyberattacks on voting system

Missouri: Clay: 'Voices of suppression' behind Missouri voter ID referendum

New Jersey: Student election certified by county clerk

New Mexico: Star Center won't be voting place option

North Carolina: Wake Co. officials secure additional early voting locations | Wake refuses to move two polling places

Ohio: In 2014, group said US voting machines needed to be replaced | Out-of-state students weigh impact of voting at home or schools | Youngstown native appointed director of Franklin Co. BOE

Oregon: New motor voter registrants swell Oregon voter rolls

Pennsylvania: Voter registration effort is confusing residents, say frustrated election officials | In wake of lawsuit, voter registrations up at Pa.'s county assistance sites | Students start petition to categorize voting as an excused absence

South Carolina: Coalition holding events to counter 'suppress the vote' efforts | Director of Richland elections held in contempt

Tennessee: Demo, event to educate East TN voters with disabilities

Texas: Can this Texas county fix America's voting problem? | Meet the man at the center of the battle over the Texas voter ID law | Denton Co. brings in extra help for elections | Elections administrator resigns, interim administrator named | DOJ claims Texas is violating voter ID court order | Local groups educating voters and urging registration

Vermont: Condos: State is taking 'every precaution' to prevent cyberattack

Virginia: After legal fight, GOP seeks felon voting rights changes

Washington: Wyman, Podlodowski tangle in secretary of state race | Secretary of state wants to add ballot boxes | Dubious voter turnout claims in race for secretary of state

West Virginia: Tennant hopes to secure another term as WV secretary of state | Clerk hosts new voting machine demonstrations around the county