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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

October 19, 2016

National News: Why worries about paperless voting loom larger this year | 5 reasons (and then some) not to worry about a 'rigged' election | Amid talk of 'rigged' election, experts say fraud is rare | Why parents take their children to vote | Two Democratic operatives lose jobs after James O'Keefe sting | US civil rights groups to fan out on Nov. 8 to fight voter intimidation | Poll workers are hoping for calm, but preparing for the worst | 'Rigged' election complaints find eager ears while elections officials fume

Alabama: Voters will see iPads on Election Day in Mobile, Baldwin counties | Commission moves polling place to YMCA

Arizona: Will this election be rigged? Arizona officials say no | Volunteers will monitor AZ polling sites | Appeals Court to consider blocking ballot-collection law

California: Additional $1.8M approved to fund local elections | Kern officials on election security: No 'duplicate records and duplicate voting' | Orange Co. registrar rejects rigged voting claims | Sacramento Co. prepares for record turnout | Mail ballots in San Bernardino delayed by vendor error | Registrars in Riverside, Orange counties assure no voter fraud | Probe launched into dumped voter guides, returned mail | NorCal election staff works overtime | Why it's hard to 'rig' a Kern election

Colorado: Prop 107 would restore primaries in Colorado

Connecticut: 'Very improbable'--CT secretary of state on election hacking

Delaware: Election not rigged, says Delaware's elections commissioner

Florida: Talk of 'rigged' election alarms Florida election officials | PBC supervisor of elections may have lied about decision to remove mosque as polling site | GOP activist asks state to monitor effort to fix absentee-ballot problem | Hurricane Matthew drenched, tore 1,500 mail-in ballots in Volusia | Vote-by-mail signatures can lead to rejected ballots | Residents take advantage of extended registration deadline | Nearly 64K Floridians register under extended deadline

Georgia: ACLU sues Georgia to re-open voter registration in storm-hit counties| Nearly 150K ballots cast in Ga. so far | Almost 1600 brave long lines on Gwinnett's first day of early voting

Idaho: Five ways voters can make Election Day a breeze

Illinois: Chicago officials say technology means vote fraud thing of past | Court ruling won't change local same-day registration

Indiana: Secretary of state says incorrect information sign of possible voter fraud| Top Indiana election officials alleges more voter fraud | Lake voter registration under microscope

Iowa: Felons struggle to regain voting rights in Iowa | Election not rigged, Cerro Gordo Co. officials say

Kansas: Douglas Co. clerk says no bias in mailing advance ballot information

Kentucky: Grimes addresses claims of rigged election at task force meeting

Louisiana: No worries of rigged election in Louisiana

Maine: Polling will take place in WCC gymnasium | LePage says Maine election process could be rigged; Dunlap denies governor's claim | Falmouth School Board: Move polls from high school

Maryland: After errors in primary election, civic groups recruiting citizen poll watchers | Wicomico residents face two-page ballots in Nov. election

Massachusetts: Maynard and Stow gear up for early voting | Record numbers register as Chicopee prepares for early voting | Elections officials hoping early voting will ease pressure on polls

Michigan: Michigan GOP 'confident' voters can trust election results | Local clerks try to quell fears about Election Day ballot safety

Minnesota: Minnesota sees one-day online voter registration record | State seeks to reassure voters, tighten poll security | County has new ballot scanner for absentee voters

Mississippi: Harrison Co. elections commission focused on accuracy

Missouri: St. Louis Co. election director reassures voters

Nebraska: Douglas Co. leads 'brisk' early voting; election turnout could hit 'tremendous milestone' | Gale says voter registration exceeds expectations  

Nevada: Officials: Plans are in place to ensure fraud-free vote | Washoe Co. registrar addresses election rigging

New Jersey: NJ election officials see no sign of rigging, fraud | Hunterdon clerk says absentee ballot problem is fixed | Yes, all the mail ballots are counted | County honors longtime poll workers for their service

New York: Monroe Co. elections commissioner confident about security | Security tightened for NY state, local computers ahead of election | Local elections official say fraud isn't likely | Official scoffs at mayor's call for him to resign | Elections board won't stop sending dead man's family absentee ballot | Taking pictures at polls could cost you the right to vote | AG asks poll workers to be trained on affidavit ballots

North Carolina: NC seeks to reassure voters about polling safety | Early voting starts with new timesaver app | 106 Beaufort Co. residents have voter registration challenged weeks before election| State elections board gives guide for behavior at polls | Demand for more early voting at Appeals Court

Ohio: Twitter joke about voter fraud draws Husted's attention | USPS says postal workers are not destroying ballots | Sharing photos of your ballot illegal, but officials not likely to prosecute over selfies | Advocates in Ohio try to ease voter fears | Rigged talk concerns Cuyahoga Co. elections officials

Oklahoma: Tulsa election workers preparing for November | Officials: Oklahoma's election system one of the nation's most secure

Oregon: Eight reasons why Oregonians don't have to worry about their votes | BallotTrax permits voters to keep track of their voting | Nonprofit aims to help update outdated voting machines

Pennsylvania: Election officials prep for big November races | Careful with those ballot selfies and other things you should know when going to the polls | Election officials: No worries about hacking

South Carolina: SC stepping up election security | Lawmaker wants expanded opportunity for absentee voting in Orangeburg Co.

Tennessee: Election commission prepared for high volume | Change would move city primary | Election officials: Knox Co. voters don't have to worry about hacked voting machines | Officials prepare for crowds as early voting begins |

Texas: Tech Bloc members to work local polls on Election Day as part of long-term strategy | Travis Co. clerk: Fraud is not a problem here | North Texas elections chiefs: Rigging is virtually impossible | Hundreds of Hays Co. voters have their ballots returned to them | Travis Co. Clerk: Early voting key for short Election Day | Missouri City changes elections from May to November

Utah: Electronic ballots cannot be hacked--all are offline | Utah officials rebuff claims, say election cannot be rigged | Marriott Library added as new voting center

Vermont: Vermont elections chief says ballots are secure

Virginia: System crashes on final day of Virginia voter registration | Virginia won't extend voter registration after civil rights groups protest system crashes | Ex-offenders headed to the polls this year | Guns at Virginia polling places worry officials

Washington: 'Rigged' election denounced by officials running them

West Virginia: Tennant, NASS say elections aren't rigged

Wyoming: Earl voting underway: County clerk urges voters to learn about local candidates