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Friday, 28 October 2016

October 28, 2016

National News: Election 2016: Tracking reports of voting problems across the US | International observers flood into U.S. to watch election | Trends in youth voting are worrying | Winning in court, losing on the ground: Uncertainty clouds U.S. voting rights | Voting rights groups brace for Election Day 'chaos' | Legal skirmishes erupt over voting rules as Election Day nears | Democrats file suit to prevent GOP 'voter intimidation' | In ballot selfie battle, free speech beats fear of voter fraud | Yes, the Post Office will still deliver your mail-in ballot without a stamp| Voting officials are fed up with talk of rigged election | Militia group calls on members to patrol polls on Election Day

Alabama: Alabama adds 320K new voters to rolls

Arizona: Top AZ election official responds to election fraud conspiracy theories | With new equipment in place, county ready for Election Day

Arkansas: Thousands turn out for early voting in Union Co.| Early voting begins, turnout impressive | Votes not being changed in Boone Co., clerk says | Early voting turnout massive across counties

California: California's voter registration deadline has passed, but not for new U.S. citizens |Political eccentric facing felony voter charges to be poll worker | Some voters received two ballots | Home is where the polling place is for this Valley resident | Siskiyou Co. responds to voter intimidation suit | Polling place issues? Orange Co. registrar and DA can help | In case you forgot how ranked choice voting works | No stamp, no problem your mail ballot will still get there | Some city residents did not get council ballot | Fresno Co. election office getting ready for Election Day | Long Beach polling stations to serve as non-partisan party places on Election Day

Colorado: Go behind the scenes where ballots are counted | Denver Elections made special "I Voted" stickers this year

Connecticut: Fairfield's election-day registration location settled | New voting equipment for voters with disabilities

Florida: Election: No complaints about voting machines | Meeting the election dress code | Florida woman named Mohammed given wrong ballot, suggests it wasn't an accident | More than 50K vote early or by mail in PBC; nearly 21.5M statewide | More than 1 in 4 in Manatee have already voted | Apparently stolen ballots returned to Seminole Co. elections | Cannon answers concerns, offers election facts | Election Day waits of past prompt many to vote early this year | Broward official denies meeting with candidate | Witnesses to judge: Broward ballots omitted marijuana amendment | Lee ballot mistake cannot be fixed | Early voting mailer prompts investigation | Hundreds of election calls a day to county officials since early voting began | No more Sharpies in Alachua Co. polls, voters concerned | Election guide draws criticism | Clay Co. elections officials already counting votes | Heartland election officials aren't expecting violence at polls | Violence reported at St. Augustine early voting location | Judge fears 25K won't be eligible for Nov. 8 election

Georgia: Georgia voting machines suspected of 'flipping' presidential choices | Early voting machines questioned | Judge won't block South Fulton residents from voting on cityhood | Chatham Co. BOE responds to vote-switching issue

Idaho: Ada elections officials, feds on guard for voter fraud | Ada Co. headed for early voting record | Election officials thrilled about turnout | Clerk proposes second entrance to polling place

Illinois: Investigation into missing Illinois absentee ballot applications | First day of early voting shatters record | Election officials work to protect your vote | Voting machines tested in Winnebago Co. | New voting equipment | Preparations underway to secure votes | Madigan addresses voters confused by mail ballots

Indiana: Indiana voter group says it has been 'demonized,' wants documents unsealed | 90-year-old poll worker reflects on service

Iowa: Three suspected of voter fraud in Polk Co.

Kansas: Voting heavy at early polling sites across Kansas | Early voting draws big numbers

Kentucky: Beshear: AG's election fraud hotline open | Election officials prepare for Nov. 8

Louisiana: Could long finger nails change your vote? | Secretary of state addresses voter fraud | State seizes Jefferson Parish voting machine used for 'VIPs', TV station says | Early voting on pace to break record

Maine: Ranked choice vote supporters: Every vote counts

Maryland: Lines in Bowie on first of early voting | Maryland offers new accessible voting system | Long lines mark the start of early voting in Anne Arundel | Early voting begins in Maryland | Some early voting centers report heavy turnout | Fear triggers support for voter ID laws, UMD study finds | First day of early voting sets new record turnout

Massachusetts: Southwick testing voting machines to ensure accuracy | Early voting protocols have some voters concerned | Nantucket early voting begins

Michigan: Michigan's election designer: No 'easy path to fraud'

Minnesota: Minnesota already breaking records ahead of Election Day

Missouri: Stakes high in secretary of state race | St. Louis Co. facility processing absentees |

Montana: Ravalli Co. elections chief reports no signs of fraud

Nevada: Early voting in full swing on two reservations

New Jersey: Rahway High School students have lesson in voting | NJ voter intimidation case at center of court fight | NJ sees unprecedented number of mail-in ballot requests

New Mexico: Early voters cast over 200K ballots in NM | Unknown number of absentee ballots returned to sender

New York: Voters sue for their right to selfie | Councilman facing theft charges sponsors bill allowing inmates absentee ballots

North Carolina: 24 more early voting locations open in Guilford Co.| North Carolina voters flood polls | Early voting now at 5 more sites | Wake elections director's visit helps calm polling situation | Officials: Common sense needed at polls | Lines long at new NC State early voting site

Ohio: Husted brings absentee ballot to Franklin Co. BOE | Forget a stamp on your absentee ballot? It should still get there | Printer error caused ballot mishap | Absentee ballot requests near record in Licking Co. | High school students excited about being election poll workers

Oklahoma: Tulsa Co. election officials expect high turnout for early voting

Oregon: West Linn voter gets two ballots

Pennsylvania: No evidence of widespread voter fraud in Philly | Cambria Co. officials say they're preparing for secure Election Day | System in place to report voting irregularities | Luzerne Co. Election Day security protocols detailed

Rhode Island: Gorbea responds to concerns about voter fraud | RI 'addressing' problem of excess names on voter rolls says secretary of state

South Carolina: Ahead of election, one SC county has shortage of poll workers | SC makes changes to handle upcoming Election Day

South Dakota: Oglala Lakota Co. commissioner decide to leave site

Tennessee: Timberlake jokes about his 'under the radar' trip to Tennessee | UT students design billboard to encourage voting | State officials declare: Our elections will be fair

Texas: No voter fraud issues in Nueces Co.| Early voting going smoothly in Baytown, Harris Co.| Confusion over voter ID spread as early voting continues | Early voting numbers break records in Denton Co. | Texas officials refute 'vote-flipping' claim | Tarrant Co. woman admits voting issue was her fault | Record breaking turnout continues in Travis Co.| No evidence of voter fraud in Henderson Co.| Chambers Co. officials switch to paper ballots | County to add staff, equipment to reduce early voting lines | Texas voter ID ad dollars do not go far | Elections office says Tom Green Co. voters confused about ID rules | Voting sign confusion continues| Photo ID complaints from voters prompt action by Harris Co. | Elections department receives state recognition | Bastrop Co. shatters first-day early voting record | Texas man wearing 'deplorables' shirt charged with electioneering | Free election cupcakes for Tom Green Co. voters

Vermont: Milne calls for election reform

Virginia: Voters confuse absentee voting with early voting | Staunton gears up for election with new voting equipment | Va. voters voice concerns over election security | Central VA. officials taking extra precautions for Election Day | Election officials brace for armed poll watchers

Washington: Fourteen percent return ballots in Clallam Co. | Democrats could sue Pierce Co. over incorrect ballots | Threat of lawsuit prompts new Pierce Co. mailer reminding voters when Election Day is | County auditor says local election secure

West Virginia: Early voting off to great start in Mercer | WV counts 24,251 early voters on first day | Thousands cast ballots on first day of early voting

Wisconsin: DMV must track down voters | Madison early voters smashing previous records | Groups urge action to protect voting rights on Election Day | Judge: State must search for those requesting credentials to vote | Retirement homes help seniors vote without an ID

Wyoming: Selfies in the Wyo polling place: Not illegal but problematic