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Friday, 04 November 2016

November 4, 2016

(Editor’s Note: Due to the high volume of news stories, electionlineToday will post on both Saturday, November 5 and Sunday November 6 around 10 a.m. each day.)

National News: Voter intimidation reports pour into elections watchdog | After Supreme Court decision, advocates turn to technology to protect voting rights | US election: Northern Ireland firm has it boxed off | Signups slow for poll watchers | Cops probably don't have time to arrest you for taking a ballot selfie | How states moved toward stricter voter ID laws | Fight for ballot access moves from courts to polling sites | Rock the Vote to celebrity stunts: Get-out-the-vote efforts run the gamut | Uber, Google want to make it easy to vote | The weirdest polling places in America

Alaska: Early voting holding at busy pace | Strong turnout in Alaska early voting

American Samoa: Judge rejects bid to expand voting rights to America Samoa

Arizona: Questions build over line between fraud prevention, voter intimidation at polls | Judge says holiday registration deadline was OK | Full 9th Circuit to rehear AZ voting law challenge | Democrats, GOP spar in court over polling place behavior

Arkansas: Election commissioner responds to claims of voter intimidation | Investigation of possible Greene Co. voter fraud requested | Lawmakers hold hearing on Arkansas election | Locale's voter surge spurs call for probe

California: Former mayor questions write-in ballot security | Voter phishing a recurring problem | You can watch, but just don't interfere with voters | Yolo Co. elections office hosting election night bash | More than 80 election ballots mysteriously arrive at one address | San Diego church that serves as polling place hands of flyer saying voting Democrat is a sin

Connecticut: State election officials worry about long lines, not rigging

Delaware: Best of both worlds: Poll worker enjoys pay for civic duty

Florida: You can buy your very own voting machine from the 2000 Florida election | Voting rights groups report problems with early, mail ballots | Broward elections supervisor resolves Republican's challenge over mail-in ballots | Officials on watch for voter fraud | Voting groups say Florida leads in calls to election hotline | Ethics complaint filed against Lee Co. election officials | Embattles Broward elections boss to GOP lawyers: We're doing everything by the book | Election officials talk security on election night | Dying man fights to get ballot counted | Complaints at polling location make voters uneasy

Georgia: Even with electronic voting, counting ballots lasts into the night | 1,400 added to Georgia's voter rolls with extension | Mother unable to vote because crying child was 'distracting' | Early voting packed in Chatham Co.

Hawaii: Hawaii election officials boost vigilance

Idaho: Ada Co. tests voting equipment | As Ada Co. officials prepare for the big count, early voter numbers continue to swell

Illinois: Clerk has no fraud concerns | Strick hails voter-registration surge, calls for ID checks to reduce fraud | Conservative group accuses AG of vote-by-mail interference

Indiana: 1 in 4 'suspect' voter forms rejected in Muncie | St. Joe Co. election workers prepare for Tuesday | The price of voting? A long wait

Kansas: Statistician says paperless ballots undermine democracy

Kentucky: Secretary Grimes reminds voters of Election Day do's and don'ts

Louisiana: Jefferson registrar may recuse himself from certifying recall| Jefferson Parish officials among voters who used VIP machine

Maine: Cape Elizabeth High polling place moves after kick ball sets off chain of events

Maryland: Early voting continues to climb | Maryland takes measures to increase voter access | More than 800K Marylanders cast early ballots | Long lines mark end of early voting in Carroll Co.

Massachusetts: Early voting remains popular in Holyoke | Polling place postcards found in trash bin

Michigan: Reminder of the Election Day rules in Michigan | Local county clerks say voting results and ballots will be secure | Absentee voting up in Michigan | Michigan laws does not prohibit guns in polling places

Minnesota: Early voting tops 400K | Elections office busy counting absentee ballots

Missouri: Voter ID debate moves to ballot | Voting equipment aces verification test | No sigh, no problem voting | House opponents diverge on voter ID laws

Montana: Time running out for mail ballots

Nebraska: Election officials prepare for more voter challenges at polls

Nevada: No quick ruling on claim about GOP watchers at Nevada polls | Reno woman felt intimidated when asked for address

New Hampshire: Merrimack expands to three polling sites for Election Day

New Jersey: Number of vote-by-mail ballots could break record

New Mexico: Cell phones not allowed at polls | 34% of Bernalillo Co. voters have cast ballots | Spotlight on secretary of state race | Ad dollars flow in secretary of state race

New York: Local inspector pulls back curtain on Election Day | For 2016, ballot selfies OK in New York, but hide your votes | BOE, police talk Election Day security | Bledi reappointed as elections commissioner | Federal judge upholds ballot selfie ban

North Carolina: Emails show how Republicans lobbied to limit voting hours in North Carolina | How one swing state is responding to 'rigged election' claims | BOE to recount ballots cast at Newport early voting site | Poll law depresses NC black vote even after suit | Three polling sites to be relocated | Voting machine malfunction forces recount | Feds will monitor Forsyth Co. polls on Tuesday | Election preparation on track for Tuesday | Federal officials to monitor polls in 5 NC counties | Woman could be charged for polling place selfie | Voters who registered at the DMV may face Election Day issues

North Dakota: Candidates downplay impact of possible DAPL protestors voting in ND elections

Ohio: Boosters theft impacts elections board too | Washington Co. BOE to hold emergency meeting | Husted talks challenges, security | Election officials warn OU professors against offering students extra credit for voting | Construction won't impact voting

Oklahoma: No write-in voting allowed in state | What you need to know about Oklahoma's 3-day early voting period | Residents turn out for early voting, mail-in ballots set record

Oregon: Secretary of state launches new site to track results | Multnomah Co. rebukes notion of rigged election

Pennsylvania: Meehan claims 'criminal conspiracy' in Delco voter registration probe | Federal judge rejects GOP bid to change poll-watching rules | A kinder, gentler voting system offers relief from hostility | Philadelphia transit agency may try to halt strike on Election Day | MoCo judge: Absentee ballot problem 'has got to be fixed'

South Carolina: Everything you need to know to vote in SC

South Dakota: Clay Co. officials ready for Tuesday

Tennessee: Last day of early voting in Tennessee | Memphis legislator calls for repeal of ballot selfie ban | Fisk, TSU students say voter ID targets students | Shelby Co. election commission breaks down early voting numbers | Early voting wraps up in Madison Co. with unusual end | Wilson Co. sets early voting record | Multiple counties report record early voting turnout | Voters turned away after early voting polls close | Power outage causes lull at early voting site

Texas: Voters turned away over confusion with voter ID law | Travis Co. tops 92 percent voter registration | Early voting record set in Walker Co. | Elections head says voting machines OK | First time voters get more than a sticker at this poll | Early voting in Harris Co. breaks record | Archer Co. voters can have faith in election process

Utah: Eight Utah counties offering same day registration | Utah elections officials: Violence at polls no concern

Vermont: Condos contributes to overseas voting policy recommendations report

Virginia: Half of Smyth precinct to use paper-ballots | With mix of paper ballots and touchscreens, officials say Virginia's voting system is secure | Prince William election officials make changes after hacker tampers with commuter lot's electronic sign

Washington: Whatcom Co. election workers already busy preparing ballots for count

West Virginia: WV on pace to break early voting record | Secretary of state candidates reflect on voter registration postcard controversy

Wisconsin: Winona County seeks strong early voting | Fort Atkinson clerk ready for Election Day | Cybersecurity is focus to protect voter information, track ballots for Elections Commission | The fight against Wisconsin's voter ID law | Who thought up I Voted stickers? | UWGB students to get answers about early voting site, Election Day plans | For first time, Wausau offers 'I Voted' stickers