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Friday, 21 October 2016

October 21, 2016

National News: Amid 'rigged' election charges, Russia wants to monitor U.S. vote | Charge on the election's integrity reverberates in both campaigns | Election officials fear untrained poll watchers | Election officials, experts rebuff rigged claim

Alabama: Officials downplay fears of election rigging, hacking | Electronic check-ins available at select polling places | FBI to monitor election in South Alabama

Arizona: Democrats sue Arizona for not extending voter registration | Voting groups welcome Maricopa Co. plan to cut poll wait times | Unconfirmed reports of missing ballot cards

California: Napa's elections chief offers tips to avoid ballot confusion | Registrar using mobile apps to improve voting experience

Connecticut: Tension mounts as Fairfield can't decide where to hold same-day voter registration

Colorado: Will Colo. elections be rigged? | Don't snap that selfie | Denver officials maintain election system is tamper free

Delaware: Officials ready to protect voting rights

Florida: Judge: No evidence Florida is slowing voter verification | Election-rights groups raise specter of voter intimidation | Manatee elections boss says voting 'rigged' to be honest and complete | Judge rejects request by Dems to speed voter verification | Groups sue over some Broward ballots missing marijuana question | Thousands of undeliverable mail-in ballots returned in SWFL | Elections paperwork bumps up against time to early vote | Little sign of interest in poll watching

Georgia: Fulton Co. to avoid vote hack with internet blackout | Gwinnett opens more early voting sites to ease lines

Idaho: Twin Falls, Jerome election offices keep busy with early voting

Illinois: Illinois county prepares to recount thousands of early ballots | Avoid early voting confusion by doing your homework | Illinois secure in election readiness despite database hack

Indiana: Democrats blast 'voter fraud' talk as partisan | Wayne Co. election officials run tests after voter issues | Voter registration effort spurs an inquiry in Indiana | Clerk: Wabash Valley voting moving at nice clip

Kansas: Rigged? Analysts and election officials say no | Shawnee Co. OKs purchase of $192,900 worth of voting equipment | Kobach warns that non-citizens could tip the election | State and local officials call Kansas voting system safe

Kentucky: Voting integrity sparks concerns | More than 100K new voters in Kentucky

Louisiana: Voter fraud issues in La. 'ridiculously minuscule' | Louisiana, other states, to Russia's desire to monitor election: 'We don't want to see you'

Maine: Ballot keepers: Election not rigged | Maine sees increase in absentee ballot submission

Maryland: Baltimore City pledges to be ready for Election Day

Massachusetts: Waltham awarded for early voting preparation

Michigan: Wayne moves to even-year debates

Minnesota: As early voting swells, no change in vetting new registrants | Simon offers students election-year advice | University participates in voter registration contest

Mississippi: Don't be intimidated by poll watchers | State officials say voter fraud not an issue | Hosemann vows vigilance against election rigging, hacking

Missouri: Jay Ashcroft discusses his bid for secretary of state | Area election authorities prepare for voting day

New Hampshire: State finds Derry town moderator violated election law during primary

New Mexico: Are more New Mexicans voting this year or are they just voting early

New York: Prepping for November | BOE preparing hundreds of voting machines | 'Voters of New York' adds human touch to civic outreach efforts | Albany councilman to fill BOE post | State, local election officials examine cyber hygiene

North Carolina: Big lines in Forsyth Co. for early voting | NC Central students march to the polls | NCGOP says it's 'not aware of election results being optional' | Early one-stop voting off to busiest start ever in Wilkes Co. | Election board jammed with 'one stop' voters | Flood victims face major changes as early voting begins | Early voting presents problems | One-stop sites confuse early voters in High Point

Ohio: Training underway for poll workers | 2M inactive voters remain eligible to vote | Cuyahoga Co. BOE will ask voters to remove 'ballot selfies' posted online | Confusing postage for absentee ballots

Oklahoma: Tulsa election workers preparing for November

Oregon: Elections officials wary of Avakian campaign promise

Pennsylvania: Pa.'s aging voting machines could be a nightmare in disputed election | Test of voting machines goes as planned | Pa. braces for polling place concerns | Experts differ on security of Pa.'s voting machines | Election official: 'It will be a fair election' | 'Unprecedented' number of absentee ballots requested | Berks polling officials fire back

Rhode Island: Company offers paid day off to workers who work the polls

South Carolina: Elections director: Nothing 'nefarious' happening at polling places

South Dakota: Krebs confident in election process | Dems push to move polling place after homicide

Tennessee: Long lines greet voters on second day of early voting | Record-breaking early voting continues in Knoxville | Rutherford, DeKalb counties experience server issues during early voting

Texas: County clerk finds name of dead woman on mail-in ballot application | Montague Co. says voting centers have been successful | Hearing on Hidalgo Co. mobile voting set for today

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint Election Board admits ballot flawed; will not reprint

Utah: Ballots: One clerks says they're safe, another concerned about 'chain of custody' | Utahns still have some questions about mail-in balloting

Vermont: Hundreds of ballots sent by mistake

Virginia: Registration deadline extended through Friday | Federal judge orders immediate reopening of registration deadline | Arlington election officials: Plenty of blame in Va. voter-registration snafu | Spotsylvania resident happy with registration extension | Some Arlington voters trying to get two for the price of one | 67K Virginia ex-felons just got their voting rights back

Washington: How King Co. plans to protect your ballot

West Virginia: Clerk anticipates good voter turnout; machines tested for accuracy | ACLU suit: West Virginia clerk denies online voter signups | Lawsuit filed against Cabell clerk over online registration | Warner, Buckley challenging Tennant for secretary of state

Wisconsin: Wisconsin election officials refute claims of voter fraud | New absentee ballot deadline among changes

Wyoming: Wyoming is requiring citizenship proof from naturalized citizens