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Thursday, 03 November 2016

November 3, 2016

National News: As calls of a 'rigged' election continue, voting officials highlight open doors | White nationalists plot Election Day show of force | 300 newsrooms sign on to monitor voting problems | Designs, long lines and under-staffing: The problems facing early voters | Why voting technology is stuck in the Stone Age | Court: RNC must detail 'ballot security' efforts | A Kenyan crowdsourcing tool will monitor U.S. election for fraud | Safe to selfie? Courts hear challenges to laws banning ballot photos | Absentee ballot changes look unlikely

Alabama: Merrill: Helping more people vote would 'cheapen the work' of civil rights heroes | Secretary of state confident poll pad will aide voting process

Arizona: Latinos face long lines, false information with early voting underway | Voter fraud unlikely in Coconino Co. | Appeals Court to revisit ballot collection law | Yavapai Co. ready for election | US Appeals Court says Arizona precinct voting rule stands | Secretary of state issues warning about behavior at polls on Election Day

Arkansas: Washington Co. voters: Expect change when you cast your ballot | ACLU seeks voter roll data | Lawmakers hold hearing on election | Polling places prepare for massive voter turnout | Voter sues Jefferson Co. election commissioner

California: West County votes not likely to get 'rigged' | How to cope with that 'too darn long' California ballot | California officials say state has clean elections process | Judge refuses to block ban on ballot selfies | How did an El Dorado Co. ballot end up in Utah? | Ballot selfies and other voting etiquette

Colorado: No clear answer on the ballot selfie law | Rigged election 'impossible' in Pueblo Co.| Bipartisan judges handle 2016 ballots under strict procedures

Connecticut: Connecticut sees surge in voter registration after Facebook push | DPS to increase security for Election Day | Merrill: Intimidation will not be tolerated

District of Columbia: DC Council bill makes voter registration automatic | Georgetown Library set for Election Day despite leak | Non-felon prisoners vote in DC jail

Florida: Supervisor of elections working through ballot issues | Voters turned away from Seminole Co. polling place | Deadline looms for unsigned ballots | Treasure Coast beefs up Nov. 8 voter safety measures | Former felons fight for voting rights | Deal reached after GOP claimed absentee ballots were handled improperly in Broward | Lee Co. cites data error for missing information | Man cuts hands on sign bearing blades at polling place

Georgia: State looks at reports of more voting machines 'flipping' votes | So far, so good | Paulding voters see three additional early voting sites | Voting machines contested by Dems | Hurricane Matthew derails young voter registration drive | Ga. polling place rules on selfies, guns and signs explained |

Idaho: Yes, there has been voter fraud in Idaho | Ada Co. early voting smashes previous record | Residents in Idaho Falls who haven't voted in a while will have to learn new voting technology

Illinois: Judge rejects bid to expand voting rights | Who benefitted from same-day voter registration?

Indiana: Disability rights attorneys on call on Election Day | Long waits for early voting persist in local precincts | Contentious election brings voters out in droves

Kansas: New changes at JoCo voting office | Wichita man can vote after proving parents' citizenship

Louisiana: Early voting ends with heavy turnout in Orleans and Jefferson parishes | Recall leader calls for registrar of voters to step down | Voting rights groups ramp up efforts in Louisiana | 'Super precinct' plays key role in record-breaking turnout | More than half a million ballots already cast in La.

Maine: Maine voters overseas create processing backlog for secretary of state's office | Ballot initiative would let voters rank candidates | Clerks say early voting turnout stronger this year

Maryland: McFaul Center in Bel Air is one of region's busiest for early voting | Intimidation at Howard Co. polling place | MoCo ballot mix-up a 'critical error,' voter says

Massachusetts: ACLU sues Mass. over voter registration deadline | Sherborn announces Election Day food drive | Galvin seeks longer hours for last day of early voting

Minnesota: Fillmore Co. has safeguards | Voters' group challenges polling-place procedure | Judge to hear case by election judges challenging state laws

Mississippi: Hosemann fields election questions | Citizen poll watchers not welcome in Mississippi

Missouri: Social media boosts voter registration | St. Clair Co. blames 'user error' for voting complaints | Secretary of state candidates weigh-in on voter ID | Absentee and early voting brisk around St. Louis region

Montana: Missoula Co. officials working to ensure vote counts are accurate | Mail-in ballot counting procedures in Butte

New Hampshire: Sununu softens voter fraud claims | Steady streams of new-voter signups lead officials to predict big turnout | Clerks hounded by early voting questions | Derry council moves central polling place | Don't be surprised when you see guns at polling places

New Mexico: Taos Co. early voting tops 5K days before election | UNM voting site makes casting ballots easier for students and staff

New York: Rochester's ugly Election Day | Chance of election fraud? Count it out in Erie Co.| Most Onondaga Co. schools closed on Election Day

North Carolina: Judge: NC voter challenge process seems 'insane | DOJ shows interest in NAACP lawsuit challenging NC voter roll purges | Suspect steals coin machine from early voting site | Voting machines not affected by break-in | Elementary school students learn importance of voting | Groups offer transportation to polls | Election organization works to ensure voting runs smoothly | UNCC take advantage of same-day voter registration

North Dakota: UND student leaders push North Dakota voter ID information | State, county officials expect smooth Election Day

Ohio: Voters may request new ballots to make changes | Lucas Co. voters missing ballots can get help

Pennsylvania: Elk Co. election director works to quell election day concerns | Elections office busy as Election Day nears | Intimidation or encouragement?: Mailer tells Pa. residents 'whether or not your vote is public record' | DA Seth Williams says election not 'rigged' but staff on Election Day alert | After Delco raid, focus widens | County prepared for Election Day | Proposed bill would allow 15-day early voting period

Rhode Island: Election officials urge voters to mail ballots soon

South Carolina: Long lines likely at some bulging Greenville Co. polling sites | Absentee voting breaks record in Charleston Co.

South Dakota: Secretary of state expects absentee voting to surpass 2012 | Minnehaha Co. prepares for what could be a record breaking election

Tennessee: Don't write-in wrong says election administrator | Record number of early voters prompts Blount Co. to extend hours | Final hours extended

Texas: AG asks SCOTUS to reinstate voter ID law, congressmen lend support | Bell Co. aims to make sure everyone gets a chance to vote | Voting up 25% in Hays Co. | Voters using provisional ballots | New voter ID laws have caused confusion at the polls | Voters turned away over voter ID confusion | TV, radio PSAs try to clear up voter ID confusion| Voters urged to leave guns at home | Added security precautions for Election Day

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voting machines test  

Utah: Late surge pushes voter registration numbers | Utah officials say no known threat to election

Vermont: Condos doesn't investigate town clerks

Virginia: County registrar debunks election myths| Prosecutors on duty on Election Day | Late absentee ballots sent by mail may not reach registrars by Election Day deadline | York Co. polling location letter providing false information

West Virginia: Early voting heavy as Election Day approaches | Mountain State voters hit the polls early | Washington Co. elections director charged with theft

Wisconsin: How your vote gets counted and why it won't be hacked | Eight 17-year-olds voted illegally in spring elections in Janesville | Wisconsin DOJ to continue polling place monitoring this election

Wyoming: Voting from jail is allowed, but tricky