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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

October 26, 2016

National News: Voter ID laws lost in court. Why can't these voters vote? | Battleground states still fighting over voting laws | AP Fact Check: Voter registration problems do not equate to fraud | FBI, DOJ prep for Election Day security concerns | DOJ rolls out plan to protect voting rights | Fearing Election Day trouble, some U.S. schools cancel classes

Alaska: US attorney fights against voter fraud in Alaska | Early voting starts strong in Interior Alaska

Arkansas: Officials: Nothing amiss with voting machine | More than 70K people already voting in AR

California: No evidence that thousands of noncitizens are illegally voting | In San Francisco, proper ballot folding is a must | Merced prepping for county's first election with new districts

Colorado: Early voting underway in Mesa Co.; thousands of ballots already in

Connecticut: DMV voter registration causes confusion | Fairfield registrars of voters' latest battle heading to court

Delaware: Officials balk at claims of rigged election  

Florida: Heavy phone traffic causes delays for Polk Co. elections office | Retiring Lake elections chief celebrated | Changes to early voting locations in PBC | Pinellas Co. voters concerned about missing ballots | More ballots missing pot question | Secrecy in voting booth is a thing of the past on social media | Tampa Bay area man receives voter ID card with someone else's name | Nearly 17K took part in first day of early voting | Election officials concerned about double-voting by seasonal residents | Constitutionality of ballot selfie ban tested by new ruling | Court rules voters to be notified immediately if their mail-in ballots don't count

Georgia: False Facebook voting rumors could damage voter turnout | No voter fraud reported, but Middle Georgia getting ready | Chatham elections board votes to censure member 

Hawaii: Mark the ballot, snap a selfie

Illinois: Possible election fraud resurfaces in Kankakee Co. | Rock the (early) vote

Indiana: Straight-ticket voting change could surprise voters | Errors revealed in voter registration database | Youth getting 'behind-the-scenes' of election polling | State police provide update on voter registration fraud investigation | PA voter claims poll worker swayed another voter

Iowa: Iowa coalition calls for automatic restoration of ex-felons' voting rights | No selfies at the ballot box Iowans

Louisiana: Internet outage causes problems for early voters in Kenner | Amendment 1 focuses on local registrars of voters | Early voting draws crowds in New Orleans area, runs smoothly | Officials: No voting problems in Southwest Louisiana | Lines for early voting, but moving briskly | Social media on fire with hoax posts about voting issues

Maine: How well do Maine voters understand ranked-choice voting | Augusta area voters head to the polls early

Maryland: Maryland offers new accessible voting system for blind voters | Maryland ballot markers for the blind can be used by any voter

Massachusetts: Hundreds take advantage of early voting in Maynard, Stow | Election: It's 'no' on voting selfies in Mass. | Medford residents buy more than 40K stickers for election | Ipswich early voting proves popular | Early voting proves popular in Sandwich | Early voting site in Springfield runs out of ballots

Michigan: Election officials plan for the worst, hope for the best

Mississippi: Voting machines certified to be in proper working order

Missouri: Voter ID laws expected to be challenged in Missouri

Montana: US attorney has staff ready to take voter complaints | Lewis and Clark Co. election officials receive large number of absentee ballots back | Absentee voting gaining popularity

Nebraska: Federal attorney to keep eye on Nebraska elections

Nevada: Tribal voting battle could cost Nevada, rural counties more than $100K | Nevada still fighting Pauite suit over voting rights

New Mexico: Voter ID no required in most cases at NM polling sites | Residents express concerns about voting machines

New York: DA's son and elections veteran compete for county's top elections job | Election official subpoenaed after his claims of voter fraud | As voter registration increases, so do costs in Ontario Co. | Voting isn't as easy as it could be in NY and some Legislators like it that way | Experts fear 'rigged system' talk could incite violence

North Carolina: Voter files complaint over voting machines in New Hanover Co. | NC BOE looks into reports of votes being switched | Voters warned to review ballots | Officials warn of sensitive voting machines | No voter ID this year doesn't mean no argument over it | Care urged with voting machines | In NC, fight over voting rights still rages on the ground | Mecklenburg Co. pulls malfunctioning machine | Gaston Co. BOE working to earn trust of voters | Altercation reported at the polls

Ohio: Husted: Clark Co., state voting system should be trusted | Boehner's 2015 resignation still costing taxpayers | Ohio groups challenge GOP voting rules in US Supreme Court | Ohio lawmakers seek to allow ballot selfies with proposal | Proposed state bill would allow ballot selfies

Oklahoma: Oklahoma rejects Russian request to observe polling places

Oregon: Competitive secretary of state | Republican within striking distance of secretary of state job

Pennsylvania: Age of Pennsylvania's voting machines serves as safeguard against cyberattack | Rigged election? Not in Erie Co. officials say | Elections office says county's voting machines are safe | Luzerne Co. pumping out absentee ballots | Constables, poll watchers ready to monitor elections

Rhode Island: Voter rolls off by 189K in RI, Journal analysis finds |

South Carolina: Greenville Co. pushes back against claims on voting machines | SC legislators to push early voting bill next year | Anderson Co. has a shortage of poll workers

South Dakota: Request to move early voting site denied

Tennessee: DA's office retracts statement saying it will investigate Timberlake selfie | Farley says voting system has sufficient 'checks and balances' | LWV opposes purging voter rolls based on non-voting | Hawkins approves purchase of voting machines for big election | Shelby Co. early voting sites will open earlier

Texas: In some Texas counties, long lines complicate early vote | Local officials report electronic voting machines are working properly | Potter Co. judge releases statement on voting machines | Cook: Switching of votes not possible on local voting machines | Hays Co. resolves voting machine issues | Programming issue briefly switches Chambers voters to paper ballots | Man's Facebook post about voting machines goes viral | Tarrant Co. addresses concerns about voting machines | 'Voter error' flipped GOP ballot to Democrat in Tarrant | Lubbock Co. elections office reassures voters after rumors of voting machine errors | Jefferson Co. clerk expresses confidence in voting equipment | Officials: Voter error, not conspiracy cause ballots to flip | Amid early voting rush, Texas sees voter ID hiccups | Long lines returning to some early voting sites | Hidalgo Co. website updated to meet federal rules | Brazos Co. administration addresses voting concerns at the poll | Fort Bend Co. extends early voting hours | Early voting shows massive leap | Half of all voters have election stress | Rangers gear frowned upon at polls

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board to hold emergency meeting

Vermont: Vermont's voter registration hits a record high, with early voting on the rise

Virginia: Governor restores voting rights to 85K so far | Scott Co. voters to use new system at upcoming election

West Virginia: Federal judge orders Cabell Co. clerk to accept online voter registration | Cabell Co. clerk ordered to accept online voter registrations

Wisconsin: Groups challenging voter ID law contesting state plan | Clerk wanted to block early voting for students

Wyoming: Gov. Meade: Wyoming elections aren't rigged