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Monday, 17 October 2016

October 15-17, 2016

National News: 5 things to do before heading to the polls | This prankster turned a vintage voting machine booth into a drum machine | Will foreign hackers disrupt the election process? | The long, difficult history of voter ID | Experts worry about voting-related turmoil on Election Day | Possible solutions to potential problems on Election Day | Giuliani, Gingrich raise specter of voter fraud ahead of election | Mike Pence: 'We will absolutely accept the result of the election' | Officials fight Donald Trump's claims of a rigged vote | Possible Election Day problems worry civil rights advocates

Alabama: Thinking of writing in on Election Day? JeffCo official explains how they're counted | Birmingham bus station serves as voter registration site | Jacksonville barbershop turns voter registration hub

Arizona: Hacking attempt on AZ voter database leads to security concerns | Inaccurate ballot guides frustrate Tempe voters | Purcell answers for year of election failures

California: County registrar to reissue Fairfield ballots due to printing error | While Trump warns of 'rigged' process, Padilla keeps faith in county officials

Colorado: High stakes, high interest election | Boulder Co. ballot testing spots potential scanning problem

Connecticut: Norwalk registrar reportedly threatened via social media

Florida: Leon Co. seeks to eliminate voter fraud this election season | Doyle explains his run for supervisor of elections | Angry voters call Lee elections office after political robocalls | SOE working to meet new deadline | Judge who extended vote deadline shifts to mail ballot case | Citing 'obscene' disenfranchisement, judge hands Dems another Fla. court victory | Federal judge lambasts FL secretary of state over discarded mail-in ballots | Harrington and Doyle lock in on November election

Georgia: Thousands flocked to beat deadline before Paulding early voting begins | Election commissioner reappointed | Judge orders voter registration deadline extended | Fulton Co. expands early voting, offers other election options | Mixup sends wrong voting info to thousands of Fulton Co. residences | Fulton Co. hopes to avoid election issues of years past

Indiana: Purdue professor weighs in on idea of online voting | Strong start for early voting in Tippecanoe Co. | Early voters like convenience, short wait | Group accuses Pence of voter suppression after state police raid registration program | Ups and downs of polling locations

Iowa: Woodbury Co. says voters have nothing to worry about | Some Johnson Co. absentee ballots may accidentally be heading north

Maryland: Expect changes when you vote in Harford | Board of elections prepares for record voter turnout

Massachusetts: In high-tech Mass., voting still done on paper | West Barnstable polling venue moved

Michigan: Experts: State should audit election results

Montana: Lindeen, Stapleton, Roots vie for office | Candidates' voting records become issue in secretary of state race | Monica Lindeen

New Jersey: Clerk creates hotline for voters to see if mail ballots received |Absentee ballots sent back in mail in Hunterdon, Somerset | NJ getting help to protect election system from cyber attack

New Mexico: SOS candidates focused on ethics, but policy differs | Secretary of state race held early due to Duran conviction | Republican Espinoza has put focus on fears of fraud | Sec. of State candidates debate election fraud, voter IDs

New York: DeBlasio demands resignation of election official | In New York City, hundreds become citizens just in time to vote | DeBlasio proposes reforms to make NY more voter friendly

North Carolina: Election year quilt in Mooresville show features voting theme | NC voter registration extended in 36 counties | 3 Cumberland Co. shelters are early voting sites | Elections workers dismissed

Oklahoma: Thousands of voter registration cards to file before Election Day | Absentee ballots come with added cost to Oklahoma voters

Oregon: Ranked choice backers make case with beer | Richardson, Avakian square off in tight secretary of state's race

Pennsylvania: State's top elections officials: Anti-fraud, cyber safeguards are in place | Wolf, Cortes celebrated success of online voter registration system | As more states adopt early voting, Pa. bucks the trend

South Dakota: State election officials struggling to find records for federal audit

Tennessee: New member on election commission | Election Commission: Hacking 'not likely' to happen here | Voters should plan ahead for Election Day

Texas: Elections chiefs say no rigged balloting | State investigating allegations for fraud in Tarrant Co. | Texas launches voter ID ads and critics are 'reasonably' satisfied | Convenience key to popularity of vote-by-mail | Dallas Co. to double the number of early voting locations | Mobile voting locations raising concern among healthcare district opponents |

Utah: Federal judge will not mandate San Juan Co. to make adjustments for Navajo voters in Utah | Democratic candidates in Utah claim mail-in ballots are confusing

Virginia: An ex-felon in Virginia helps other ex-felons vote

West Virginia: Electronic voting machines are secure, easy to use | Secretary of state's office responds to voter registration postcard controversy

Wisconsin: Former Miss Wisconsin continues to fight for voter rights | Voter registration efforts continue as election approaches | State makes it easier to fix ballots | State elections commission approves absentee ballot fix