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Tuesday, 08 November 2016

November 8, 2016

(Editor’s Note: Electionline will be posting Election Dispatches throughout the day on Tuesday November 8. Be sure to check them out here.)

National News: Hackers find security flaws in some voting machines | A cyberattack could disrupt Tuesday's elections--but it wouldn't change results | If the Internet goes down on Election Day, what happens | Justice Dept. sends monitors to 28 states | OSCE boosts number monitoring US election | Election monitors to use social media as a way to find voting problems | Tougher voting requirements, past election hacks lead to concerns for Tuesday | Do I need an ID to vote in my state? | With fewer legal tools in hand, DOJ prepares to monitor election | DOJ cuts number of staff it's sending to ensure voting rights | Controversial group warns members against Election Day meddling | This is how we'll be voting in 2020 | Fear is driving voting rights advocates and vigilantes to watch polling stations | Voter fraud warnings overblown, says election law expert | State officials prepare for an unusually chaotic Election Day | Spread of early voting is forging new habits and tactics

Alabama: Locals take voting procedures seriously, county clerk notes | Lee Co. prepares for Election Day

Arizona: 'Federal-only' ballots limit some Arizonans in voting | Election Day has arrived! | For voters on reservations, getting to the poll just the first hurdle

Arkansas: County clerk: Voting machine not changing votes | No political clothing at the polls

California: Long lines at Santa Clara Co. registrar of voters | Half of San Diego's mail-in ballots returned before Election Day | Padilla addresses voter fraud | On eve of election, questions build about fairness at the polls | Behind the scenes at the busy registrar of voters office | SJ Co. registrar ready for busy process | California counties prep for large Election Day turnout | Beside ballot? At some hospitals, patients get ballots hand-delivered | State election website causes headaches for some North State voters

Colorado: Colorado Springs facility helps deaf, blind students cast their first ballots | WalMart shopper says scammers took her voter registration info | 11News talks with secretary of state | Mail-in ballots lend new vibe to Boulder Co. election eve | Are more Colorado voters than usual holding onto their ballots until Election Day? Some clerks think so | LAPD, sheriff's department to patrol polling places on Election Day| Denver has Snapchat filter for voters

Connecticut: Norwalk registrar expect long lines for Election Day Registration | Hartford, New Haven, other cities prepared to deal with Election Day crowds | New Haven looks to avoid election day issues of two years ago | Area officials prepared for same-day registration

Delaware: County prepared for poll watcher issues

District of Columbia: What officials say about election security

Florida: Paper ballots prevent hacking, elections officials say | Supervisor of elections expects fairly quiet Election Day because of early voting turnout | No car? No worries. Free rides to the polls on Election Day | Dade election department ready for their big day | DOJ will send monitors to PBC | DOJ to monitor Lee Co.| Central Florida officials say they're running honest election, despite fraud claims | PBC elections chief weighs in on poll watchers | Supervisor addresses fear of early voting fraud | Hillsborough says poll workers are ready | Rivera Beach woman warns voters about text scam | Frenzy of early voting could make smoother Election Day | 4300 Duval Co. voters get wrong polling info

Georgia: Secretary of state promises fair elections | Georgia prepares for Election Day | Record 2.38M voted early | Voters have push-button power to avoid Election Day errors | Cobb caps record early voting with 161K votes cast | Chief of elections ensures vote will be secure | Elections officials ask voters to come prepared | More than half of Paulding voters cast early ballots | Elections officials warn of 'voting freebies' being a felony

Hawaii: Hawaii's voter high voter registration may not boost turnout

Idaho: Voting equipment delivered in Ada Co. | Secretary of state to serve as poll worker

Illinois: Early voting wraps up Monday| State elections board: Voters not in legal peril for ballot selfies

Indiana: Poll workers prepare for Election Day | Police officer pleads guilty to four counts of voter fraud | Police plan checks on voting centers | How early voting signals a long election night | Attorney upset after sealed document leaked in voter fraud investigation | Indy's prettiest polling site | Dems text wrong polling information to about 2K voters

Iowa: Yes, children are allowed in polling places | Iowa secretary of state implores voters registering at the polls, 'please go early' | Longest-serving, oldest election workers recognized

Kansas: Kansas judge: Kobach has no authority for dual election system | Election commissioner says voting machines are secure

Kentucky: Kentucky GOP voices concerns about voter fraud in Eastern Kentucky | Mock polling location helps prepare new citizens for Election Day

Louisiana: Crews rolling out voting machines | With eye on voting rights, feds will watch New Orleans vote | Caddo Parish voting machines in place, ready for Tuesday | Polling places prepare for Election Day | New LSU student ID is ticket to ballot box

Maine: LePage says college students should establish residency to vote | ACLU of Maine calls for feds to investigate LePage for voting rights violation

Maryland: What officials say about election security | What Maryland voters need to know on Election Day | Longtime election judge in Frederick Co. shares Election Day memories

Massachusetts: Electronic election fraud risk low in Bay State | Judge sides with ACLU in Mass. voter registration case | Mass. seeks to calm jitters on voting hacks | State officials view early voting as a success | The 'I Voted' sticker is a badge of pride

Michigan: Michigan Dems add to voter-suppression claims | ACLU accuses Detroit clerk of 'misinformation campaign' on voter ID | Accident causes power outage; voting precinct to remain open

Minnesota: Court tells judges to follow the law | Minnesota's 'I Voted' stickers have withstood the test of time

Mississippi: Mississippi voter reminded to bring ID to vote

Missouri: Poll scrutiny planned for election day | Ferguson activists mobilize against voter ID | Sheriff's deputies will be at polling places, despite blowback from NAACP, others |

Montana: Election officials prepare absentee ballots for counting | Flathead voters line up to by hundreds to drop off early ballots | Early voters line up out the door at County Courthouse | Ravalli Co. election judges take oaths

Nevada: Face the state: Washoe Co. Registrar of Voters Luanne Cutler | ACLU, Metro to monitor polling places | Keeping early voting sites open past closing broke now laws

New Hampshire: Town clerks coping with deluge of voter registration requests

New Jersey: Could out-dated voting machines leave NJ vulnerable | Some voters report mail-in ballot problems

New Mexico: Early voters set new record | Offices of secretary of state and attorney general helping monitor election | Officials warn against self-appointed poll watchers

New York: The first automatic voting machine | Making sure New Yorkers know Election Day details | Meet a man who does not take voting for granted | How Onondaga Co. protects votes | NYC Comptroller sets up website to report problems at polls | DMV online voter registration glitches | NYC shows off anti-fraud technology | Election commissioner stress right way to write-in candidates | Throngs expected at Susan B. Anthony gravesite

North Carolina: Judge orders purged voters restored | Election worker error caused Gastonia voter problems

Ohio: To boost confidence, Husted assures voting security | Barberton woman alleges voter registration was lost | Early voting on final day is brisk | Supreme Court refuses to issue order on voter intimidation | Post office delay prevents some out-of-state Ohioans from voting

Oregon: State GOP robocalls cause voter confusion | Motor voter errors

Pennsylvania: Lebanon Co. prepared for Election Day | Pa. high court asked to nix challenges in voter fraud probe | As election looms large, rumors of voter fraud linger | Voting machines taken to polling places | Justice Dept. to monitor Tuesday' selection in Pa. | Under new deadline, thousands of absentee ballots arrive in Montco

Rhode Island: Changes at the polls, and how officials are keeping election valid in Rhode Island | DOJ to monitor polls in Providence, Pawtucket

South Carolina: How strong is South Carolina's voter ID law? Not very | Iconic SC 'I Voted' stickers a gimmick with a cause | Absentee voting in SC hits record

South Dakota: Absentee ballot requests top 100K in South Dakota | Krebs want to ditch pro and con statements

Tennessee: College students push for changes to ID law | Officials say Hamilton Co. voters treated equally during early voting

Texas: County said voting equipment accurate and secure | Thousands of voting machines to be delivered to polling places | Dallas Co. smashes early voting record | Texas remains old school with voter registration | Paxton warns election officials on poll watchers | Secretary of state talks about voting in Texas | Texas officials have vote security on their minds | After early voting glitches, officials hope new Texas voter ID rules are clear | Elections chief won't account for voter ID ed funds | Never too early to learn the importance of early voting | County makes sure polling places are ready for record turnout | Travis Co. working against the clock | No guns allowed at polling places | Local officials prepare for historic vote | Poll workers watch for electioneering by t-shirt| Bus driver arrested for polling place fight | Dallas voters really wanted their 'I Voted' stickers so elections office ordered more than 1M

Utah: Your mail-in ballot's journey, in excruciating detail | Utah election results could hold up final presidential decision| Free rides for Midland, Odessa voters

Virginia: What officials say about election security | McAuliffe attacked for restoring felon voting rights | How voter registration offices prepare for Election Day | McAuliffe: Va. ready for lines at polls | Precincts prepare to make Election Day a smooth process | Security plans in place as voters head to the polls

Washington: Mail-in ballot isn't the only way to vote | Voter turnout at 45 percent and counting

West Virginia: 'We're ready for anything' | Some voters still have registration questions

Wisconsin: Still time to get an ID | Polling places getting ready | Wisconsin sets new early voting record

Wyoming: Simpson reflects on time as election judge| From sloppy joes to memory cards, here's what happens on Election Day