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Tuesday, 01 November 2016

November 1, 2016

National News: Are voter ID laws dead? That depends | YMCA offers Nov. 8 childcare so you can vote | Nearly every state has asked for federal help to protect voting systems | Are voting rights being cut down? | More than 22M ballots are already in | Google now alerts you to early voting | Latino groups announce "Day of the Dead' early voting campaign | Rhetoric sparks concerns for possible Election Day violence | Here's how to find your polling place | Timberlake responds to wife's legal 'I Voted' selfie | Using science to understand how ballot design impacts behavior | Plans to watch polls for fraud raise fears of intimidation | Military, overseas votes raise risk of hacked election | This election, paranoia reigns

Alabama: AL voter registration number surpass previous record | 3.3M now registered | Poll workers going through training

Alaska: PFD automatic voter registration could increase turnout but cost is unknown

Arizona: Judge wants explanation from Reagan about voter statements | Court upholds law against ballot harvesting | Battle over ballot harvesting continues | How does Pima Co. ensure voting is fair and transparent

Arkansas: AR early voting numbers over 262K in first week | Judge: Commission should count all votes in clerks race | Pack patience when early voting

California: Ranked choice primer for Berkeley voters | Trying to scare up more votes, Contra Costa Co. gives residents more options | In 'record' surge, LA Co. voters flock to early voting spots | Libraries, other county locales accepting ballots | County loses part, wins part of vote-count lawsuit | Bill aimed at increasing voter participation in LA County is creating a lot of confusion, frustration | What happens with election ballots with insufficient postage?

Colorado: Colorado Republicans contradict themselves on voter fraud | Nearly 1M Colorado ballots cast with more than a week to go | Messed up for ballot? Had a change of heart? You may be able to fix it | Temporary restraining order sought banning enforcement of ballot selfie law | Secretary of state defends voting system | Mail carrier union decries comments about purposely discarded ballots | Election officials explain double ballots

Connecticut: Voter registration hits record high | Bristol registrars deal with late crush of new voters

Florida: Mailed sample ballots delayed temporarily in Duval Co. | Voters in Brooksville may have to recast their votes | Almost 30 percent of Florida voters have already cast their vote | Cost of voting rights restoration amendment? Experts unsure | Seminole elections office receives 5 stolen, forged absentee ballots | Woman unable to vote after DMV mistake | UF student says turned away for wearing hoodie to vote | Duval elections supervisor counts the ways

Georgia: Georgia's 2016 early voting pace is up more than 6 percent over 2012 | More early voting sites open in DeKalb | 100-year-old votes in election | Gwinnett 'on track' to beat early voting record | Election lessons get interactive as DeKalb students hit the polls

Illinois: BallotReady wants to help decode your intimidatingly long ballot | Reduction of polling places in Macon Co. | RI Co. clerk fears unfulfilled ballot requests

Indiana: Early voting in Muncie still brisk | IMPD prepared for Election Day security | Marion Co. clerk says absentees could delay election results

Iowa: Auditor's office tests voting equipment

Kansas: Don't worry, ballot selfies are legal in Kansas after all | Election commissioner spends $130K on more voting equipment

Kentucky: Could you rig an election in Kentucky? | State's top election official reassures voters

Louisiana: Early voting hits record high in Louisiana | Clerk of court: Voting machines are touch sensitive | Fight to restore Louisiana felons' voting rights hits Baton Rouge courtroom

Maine: Mainers support 6 statewide ballot questions, poll shows | Professor Fried discusses RCV

Maryland: Early voting remains popular in Baltimore | Top Democrats vowed to protect voters | Maryland early voting surpasses 2012 total with three days to go

Massachusetts: West Roxbury poll warden readies for Nov. 8 | Chicopee early voting a success | Worcester warms up to early voting | 1,155 in Holyoke cast ballot in first week

Michigan: Voter registration up, absentee ballots on the rise | Emergency petition 'last shot' to legalize ballot selfies before Election Day | Wayne Co. prepares for election | Some secretary of state offices to remain open on Election Day | More voters are using absentee ballots in Mid-Michigan

Minnesota: Early voting swells | Minnesota sees huge increase in early voting numbers | It's a rare election in Minnesota | Duluth phishing attack may have exposed voters' private data | Older, urban voters lead spike in Minn. absentee voting | Election judges fight against lax election instructions | Minneapolis polling places will have extra security this year

Missouri: Missouri voters to decide on voter ID | Jason Kander: A man on the move | Kander encourages Missourians to prepare for Election Day | St. Louis Co. officials getting ready for Election Day | Jasper Co. clerk prepares for Election Day | Clerks talk about upcoming election

Montana: Elections office to hold public testings this week | Ditch your election duds before voting | Voters with disabilities have a new way to cast ballot | Voting equipment gets pre-election test | Postal Inspector: Ballots not targeted in reported mail thefts

Nevada: Nevada Democratic Party sues GOP; alleges voter intimidation

New Hampshire: Derry needs new, central polling location

New Mexico: Nearly a quarter of Dona Ana Co. voters have cast ballots

New York: NYC stepping up security for Election Day | NYC BOE call center goes dark ahead of absentee ballot application deadline

North Carolina: NC NAACP sues state over voter suppression | Group sends voting report cards to Charlotte residents | Wake Co. admits mistake over election observers

Ohio: A few cases of voter fraud in Hamilton Co., but officials say no chance of rigged election | Dems sue saying they want to prevent voter intimidation | No evidence voters being harassed by dogs | Husted asks Supreme Court to deny paring back Ohio voting rules | Clerks: Heavy turnout but no poll 'observers' | Early voting in Marion Co. could top 2012 | SCOTUS rejects final challenge to Ohio voting laws | Hundreds of ballots reissued after Post Office snag | Butler Co. bucks trend: Area schools remain polling places | Ohio Dems file lawsuit to head off intimidation

Oklahoma: Early voters reminded of added courthouse security measures | Early voting starts this week

Oregon: Could Oregon's election be rigged? | Oregon's hottest battle: Secretary of state | Former secretary of state weighs in on 2016 race  

Pennsylvania: State raids Delco offices, seeking evidence of voter registration fraud | Election Day is Thursday for some inmates at the Allegheny Co. jail | Possible voter fraud case under investigation in mid-state | Berks Co. election officials trying to dispel rumors | Township gears up for long Election Day | MontCo GOP alleges delays in absentee ballots | Pa. Dems ask judge to bar polling place observers

Rhode Island: Gorbea says voting machines ready for Election Day

South Carolina: 400K+ expected to vote before Election Day

Tennessee: Hargett says Ohio ruling has no impact on Tennessee | Teens arrested after break-in at early voting location

Texas: Montgomery Co. officials urge voters to carefully check ballots | Lawsuit filed against Bexar Co. over voter ID info | SMU hosts early voting site | No time for crossword puzzles this time | Texas early voting smashes record: A quarter of voters have cast ballots | Former Marine denied right to vote | Texan voters concerned about security| Voting rights group worries schools aren't following Texas law | How thousands of ballots fall through the cracks | Judge denies motion to halt Hidalgo mobile voting | Cameron Co. using new software for voters with disabilities | Woman claims she was assaulted at early voting site

Utah: Utah voters aren't exactly rushing to send in ballots          

Vermont: Vermont sees record-breaking voter registration

Virginia: Commonwealth's attorney reviewing 33 voter registration forms in Newport News | Voter Registrars Association of Va. assuring ballots, election to handled professionally | Voter registration drive held at Hampton jail | Easier registration, easier list clean up

Washington: Election observers in Clark Co. keep watch on process | Election facts from the secretary of state's office | Secretary of state will send 136K letters to fix error in Spanish translation | Here's how you can show voter pride

West Virginia: Early voting numbers up in Preston Co.

Wisconsin: In Chippewa Falls, election voting starts at fast pace | Voter ID law may introduce obstacles for transgender voters