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November 2016

Wednesday, 02 November 2016

November 2, 2016

National News: Voting technology needs an upgrade, but who will pay for it? | Dept. of Homeland Security steps in to secure voting systems | Election-cheating lawsuits filed in seven states around the nation | Early voting: Controversy vs. convenience | GOP must produce info on poll watch effort | Google searches for early voting hit all time high | How officials secure the ballot: With multiple people, multiple checks

Alabama: Cullman Co. introduces e-poll books during upcoming election

Arizona: Half of early ballots returned | Court won't block ballot-collection law | Phoenix mayor to run for secretary of state | Yuma Co. prepares for Election Day

Arkansas: Early voting brisk, county clerk says | ACLU: More than 7K eligible Arkansans 'stripped of their right to vote' | At the polls, what's OK? Selfies? Dogs? Helpers? | Judge: Count ex-Faulkner County clerk's votes | Error puts extra JP race on ballot in one precinct

California: Riverside Co. just set a voter registration record | Six Davis polling places will have early ballot pickup | Padilla makes statement on ballot selfies | A record 3M Californians have already voted | Civil liberties group sues over ballot selfies | Shasta Co. voter registrar addresses concerns of election fraud | Secretary of state launches voter info app ahead of election | SF steps up effort to combat voter fraud | As Election Day approaches, ballot process draws attention | Are San Diego's polling places safe?

Colorado: Early voting numbers top 1M; one-third of registered voters have cast ballot | Postal Service urges voters to mail ballots | Clerk: Many safeguards in place to prevent rigged election

Connecticut: The truth about write-ins: They are rarely counted | Merrill prepares for election, tests voting equipment | 'Insanity' as people rush to register

District of Columbia: Council unanimously passes automatic voter registration

Florida: Florida voters have absentee ballots forged, sent in | Some voters still awaiting mail-in ballots | More than 4M Floridians have already voted | More unable to vote citing DMV issues | Felonies bar 1.7M Floridians from voting | Voters get second chance on mismatched signatures | Flagler students learn what voting is all about | Wakulla voter in trouble for using phone in booth | 1,534 absentee votes in PBC rejected by tabulator

Georgia: Comcast outage slows early voter verification in Wilmington | New Cobb polling sites prompt record day of early voting, long waits | Gwinnett smashes early voting record turnout

Illinois: Alleged voting irregularities in Illinois | DuPage gears up for election | Claim of vote irregularity prompts test of 2 voting machines | Coles Co. tests voting equipment | Chicago area early voting could set record | Cancer can't sideline Geneseo election judge

Indiana: Officials: Expect delays in Indy, Hamilton Co. on Election Day | Exploring future ways voting could be tweaked | Thousands voting early in Vigo Co.| Certain clothing worn at voting centers could be considered illegal

Iowa: County auditor assures against fraud | Oldest and longest serving precinct officials recognized

Kansas: New voting equipment costs taxpayers thousands

Louisiana: New voting locations for EBR | Record number of votes cast in Orleans Parish | Early voting numbers could break record in flood-hit Baton Rouge area

Maine: Absentee voting in Maine could set record

Maryland: St. Mary's officials confident in voting system | Anne Arundel sets early voting record with two days left

Massachusetts: Evan Falchuck not ruling out run against Galvin | Early voting showing strong results on South Shore | North Andover sees 'mind-boggling' high early voter turnout

Michigan: Clerks: No room for fraud in election under state laws | State GOP chair asked to explain party's Election Day anti-voter fraud plan | Livonia clerk: Post office changing ballot processing

Minnesota: Judge says MN rules allow for ineligible voters | Mpls. officials say voting machines good to go on Election Day | Area starts using polling machines for record-setting absentee voting | Secretary of state target of anti-Semitic online post

Mississippi: Hosemann: Elections are not rigged | Calhoun Co. moves voting precinct

Missouri: Voting rights called 'at risk' for more than 200K Missourians | Clerks office braces for Nov. 8| Secretary of state launches new website for voters ahead of election | Missouri's next secretary of state will be a first-time office holder | Election officials say they are ready for Tuesday | Long ballot could mean long lines to vote | St. Louis Co. voters getting new type of mailings with polling place information

Nebraska: Voter registration hits new high | 60 election observers will be at Nebraska polling places

New Hampshire: Candidate accuses Democrats of orchestrating voter fraud | Election workers prepare for Election Day

New Jersey: A 77-year streak of service at the polls | Vote-by-mail concerns addressed by county clerk

New Mexico: Espinoza makes final voter ID pitch to Ruidoso supporters | Candidate Q&A: Secretary of state | New Mexico counties fully staffed with poll workers

New York: Lawyer still fighting Brooklyn DA's 'malicious' voter fraud case | Onondaga Co. upgrades voting results technology | Judge to rule by week's end on ballot selfie law | Superintendent: School polling places safe

North Carolina: 102-year-old immigrant casts her vote | How long will you have to wait to vote on Election Day | Strange election fuels rancor, angst at polls

North Dakota: Secretary of state assures voters rigged voting accusations are false

Ohio: In Ohio, a spelling error could cost you your vote | Squirrel responsible for power outage in Miami Co. elections board | Election authorities, postal workers plan to expedite delayed absentee ballots | One voting lawsuit rejected, another filed | Ohio taps National Guard to defend election system from hackers | Local, federal law enforcement monitoring social media for signs of possible Election Day disruptions | Mailing problem delayed hundreds of Wood Co. absentee ballots

Oklahoma: Registration numbers surge past 2004, 2012

Oregon: User friendly election night website launched | Low blows cited in state's hottest race | Secretary of state visits

Pennsylvania: Montgomery Co. expands office hours to receive absentee ballot applications | 12 things voters should know before going to the polls on Election Day | Philly transit workers downplay fears strike could affect election | Switch of couple's voter registration investigated | Monroe Co. voting machines make write-ins as simple as click and scribble | Dauphine Co. preps for possible Election Day strife

Rhode Island: RI's voter 'bloat' highest in New England

South Carolina: More than 150 on-campus students registered to vote

South Dakota: Voter registration at all-time high | Early voting remains popular

Tennessee: Voting official admits 'numerous occasions' of machine malfunctions | Tech leaders worry about effect hackers could have on Election Day

Texas: Texas lawmakers mulling addition of paper backups to voting machines | Ahead of Election Day, secretary of state says he's monitoring voter ID issues | Texas county accused of misleading voters | Fort Bend Co. woman says poll worker screwed up her vote | Millions of Texans take advantage of early voting | Harris Co. early voters greeted with incomplete ID instructions | Coalition urging high court to uphold state's voter ID law | Polling error leaves voter's ballot incomplete | Dallas Co. election judge removed after racist post | WilCo works to bring voting to you

Utah: Utah voter cited after refusing to remove campaign-related hat | Postal Service reminding voters to mail their ballots | Registration up, participation down | Salt Lake Co. clerk worried about lack of submitted mail-in ballots

Vermont: Secretary of state says he's confident in steps taken to avoid voter fraud in VT

Virginia: ACLU offers to help voters with problems at the polls | Group files suit claiming Chesterfield is concealing non-citizen voting records | Arlington elections chief hoping for smooth sailing in last week | Voter registration offices busier than usual ahead of Election Day | Registrars fight off baseless rumors ahead of Election Day | Registrar personally delivers absentee to ballot to injured man

Washington: Once a liberal darling, Bev Harris still thinks the elections are rigged | 1M have already voted | King Co. election officials confident vote is secure

West Virginia: Raleigh Co. officials check voting machines | Tennant: Early voting may set record | Poll worker committee to community with 50 years of service

Wisconsin: Northwood clerk tests voting machines | State lawmaker says voter impersonation still a problem despite no reported incidents | Half of county will vote early | Elections commission weighs-in on voter fraud | Experts say bar owner offering incentive to vote could be illegal | Officials: Election fraud in Wauwatosa not a problem

Wyoming: Early voting, registration up ahead of Election Day

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