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Monday, 24 October 2016

October 22-24, 2016

National News: U.S. presidential election uses hodge-podge of voting technology | How charges of voter fraud became a political strategy | Changes to Voting Rights Act make it harder to monitor elections | For many Americans, Election Day is already here | Posting ballot selfies: Personal choice or illegal act? | Police readying for Election Day after divisive campaign | Most states have no laws about guns in polling places

Alaska: Early voting opens

Arizona: AZ Dems sue over holiday voter registration deadline

Arkansas: Nothing 'rigged' Arkansas officials say | Length of acts could clog voting

California: Yolo CO. elections officials do their part for confidence in system | Officials in Marin say election not rigged | Incorrect postage costs counties in mail-in voting | Postal workers probed over dumped voter guides | El Dorado voters still waiting on ballots | Alameda Co. letter carrier accused of dumping ballot guides in trash | Mortuaries, dog washes among local polling sites | Grand jury says it's satisfied with election security | California voters returning ballots in big numbers

Colorado: Springs lawmaker files challenge to ballot selfie law | Safety and concern part of election training

Connecticut: Legal action threatened if Fairfield voting location not decided on

Delaware: Party leaders clash over 'rigged' election

Florida: Fort Meyers lacks early voting locations | Elections offices open over weekend to submit mail-in ballots ahead of early voting | Lee Co. supervisor of elections race | Orange Co. SOE prepares for early voting | Sarasota and Manatee counties ready for early voting | Broward elections supervisor can't say why some ballots lacked pot question | In Fla. ballot selfies not allowed

Georgia: Early voting in Hall beats expectations

Idaho: Federal review finds Canyon, Ada polling sites not compliant with disabilities law

Illinois: State Board of Elections: Election isn't rigged | About 7300 RI Co. residents hit in state elections board hack

Indiana: St. Joseph Co. tests voting machines as Election Day approaches | Wayne Co. party leaders assert integrity of elections | State police chief reports cases of voter fraud, but refuses to share details | Long lines at Hamilton Co. vote centers

Iowa: Black Hawk Co. voting machines to be tested publicly | Local project aims at helping visually impaired Iowans to vote

Kansas: Kansans got wrong information at DMV up until voter registration deadline

Louisiana: Registrar encourages early voting in EBR Parish | Beauregard registrar's office ready for round 1

Maine: Voter registration at an all-time high | Question 5 advocates try to allay confusion about ranked-choice voting

Maryland: Is it rigged? Local elections officials assure it's not | MoCo lets visitors get a peek into election process

Massachusetts: State ramps up early voting | State begins offering voters an early option | Attleboro area officials working hard for a smooth election | This selfie is legal across New England, except Massachusetts

Michigan: Michigan officials insist election is secure | Kent Co. elections director combats allegations of rigging | Critic: Genesee election 'not rigged' but 'bungled' |

Mississippi: Hosemann says system is secure

Missouri: Voter ID issue to appear on November ballot | Missouri's next secretary of state will be a first-time officeholder

Montana: Zinke suggested 'a lot' of voter fraud in 2013 interview | Secretary of state: Voters should handle ballots themselves

Nevada: In Nevada, concerns over voter fraud, intimidation as early voting starts | Nine more tribes in Nevada request early voting sites | Voters cite many reasons for casting a ballot early | Born before women could vote, this woman casts her ballot in historic election | Native Americans vote early at court-mandated polling place

New Hampshire: Permit needed to open-carry at school polls

New Mexico: Candidate Q&A: Secretary of state | More voters registering online | NM secretary of state's office ensuring accurate, fair election| Predecessor looms over contest for secretary of state | Early voting hits record pace in NM

New York: Cuomo 'proud' of NY online voter registration

North Carolina: 948 vote on first day early, one stop. | Rockingham Co. animal shelter offering discounts for voting | Workers stay late to help with long lines in Wake Co. early voting

North Dakota: County works to ensure voting data integrity | Jaeger will ask 2017 Legislature to buy new voting machines

Ohio: Ohio officials insist election is secure | Franklin Co. voters say early voting easy, eases stress | 21K Trumbull voters may be reinstated

Oregon: Clerk: Voting secure | Registering to vote on Election Day? Clerks push back | Poll: Richardson, Avakian in virtual deadhead

Pennsylvania: A guide to who is permitted in the polling place | Hacking and vote rigging not a worry in Luzerne Co. | Ballot selfies, are they allowed?

Rhode Island: DMV computer disaffiliates 12,500 RI voters

South Carolina: Absentee voting pace way up over previous years

South Dakota: Krebs reassures voters

Tennessee: 105-year-old Franklin resident casts ballot

Texas: Rethink that selfie if you're voting in Texas | Officials prepare for uncertainty, confusion as early voting begins | Midland, Ector Co. prepare for early voting | Poll watching expected to spike | Final preparations for early voting | Officials confident in accuracy, security of elections | Rigged elections? Not in Bell Co. | Cell-free zone | Cherokee Co. officials prepare for start of early voting

U. S. Virgin Islands: AG orders BOE to reprint ballot | Elections board votes against reprinting ballots

Vermont: Condos addresses cybersecurity

Virginia: Officials seek to allay voters concerns | Nearly 28K Virginia voters took advantage of registration deadline | McAuliffe receives Swanson Courage Award for voting rights decision| Ex-offenders fired up, ready to vote | Registrars worried some voters won't make Election Day books | Elections officials in area don't foresee trouble

Washington: 'Rigged' vote? 'Wrong,' says King Co. elections officials

West Virginia: Marion Co. officials prepare for Election Day | Judge sets hearing for online voter registration case against Cabell clerk

Wisconsin: Wisconsin voter ID may disenfranchise 1K transgender people | 'N-O': Presidential election not rigged

Wyoming: Secretary of state: Election not rigged