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January 2017

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Monday, 30 January 2017

January 28-30, 2017

National News: Conservative groups press states to overhaul voters lists, combat fraud | President cites self-described voter fraud specialist in repeating debunked claims

Alabama: U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks backs presidents concerns about voter fraud | Forest Hill voting box could be moving

Arkansas: Benton Co. election officials begin new terms

California: State election officials reject claim of illegal voting

Connecticut: Three registrars of voters

Florida: 2016 city primary candidates file suit over results | Joint House resolution would restore felon voting rights after three years | January comes full circle for Volusia supervisor of elections

Georgia: Democratic lawmakers hope to expand voters' rights | Macon-Bibb lawmakers pass on election board action, for now

Idaho: Commissioners approve polling places

Illinois: YWCA heads McLean Co. voter registration effort

Iowa: Auditors weigh in on voter verification plans

Kansas: Special election adds urgency in Kan. voter registration lawsuit

Michigan: Detroit clerk addresses troubled election | No fraud in Detroit elections, says clerk after state audit | Winfrey: We need younger, tech-savvy poll workers | 'I know of no widespread voter fraud' | New election equipment will be digital, but with a real paper trail | Legislators again looking for voting, election changes

Minnesota: Minn. leaders doubtful of voter fraud claims

Mississippi: Judge: Lawsuit can advance in Mississippi election dispute

Missouri: Questions resurface as St. Louis Co. elections office postpones move to St. Ann

New Jersey: Five witnesses testify in election fraud trial

New Mexico: Proposed amendment would overhaul NM's voting system | Newly elected Curry Co. clerk dies

New York: Essex Co. ordered to release electronic ballot data

North Carolina: Local BOE already cleaning rolls

North Dakota: Voter ID again comes before the Legislature | Legislative committee looking at voter ID law tweaks

Ohio: Podiatrist to take seat on Lucas Co. BOE

Oregon: The future of voter registration is here--in Oregon | Richardson asks for legislation to limit his own powers

Pennsylvania: Judge sides with Mt. Pleasant supervisor testifying in voting precinct case

Rhode Island: RI ACLU: Some problems found in 2016 election

Tennessee: New Wilson Co. voter handbook now available

Texas: Denton Co. election overhaul underway| County might have violated open meetings law    

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board will ignore letter, intent of law

Vermont: Panel calls on full chamber to back recount in disputed election

Virginia: After bitter fight with governor over felon voting, General Assembly finds little consensus on reform

Washington: Judge rules in favor of voting system changes in Pasco

West Virginia: WV secretary of state's office already at work cleaning up voter rolls

Wisconsin: Federal court orders Wisconsin lawmakers to redraw district lines

Wyoming: House committee rejects voter ID bill

Friday, 27 January 2017

January 27, 2017

National News: WH postpones executive action on voter fraud | Many people are registered in more than one place | States are more likely to pass voter ID laws after GOP takes power, study finds | Illegal voting claims and whey they don't hold up | EAC commissioner underscores importance of congressional support for election assistance | Top Democratic super PAC makes voting rights a priority

Alabama: After local official won race due to voter fraud, secretary of state working to see him removed

Arkansas: Voter ID legislation moves to full House

California: Padilla: Election fraud 'nearly non-existent'

Colorado: Denver elections division wins prestigious international award | Ballot selfies one step closer to legalization

Florida: Ertel promotes trustworthiness in voting process | Feds order Pinellas to print ballots in Spanish and English

Georgia: DHS IG probing website scans | Augusta election officials watch obits to keep voter rolls current

Illinois: Local election officials welcome voter fraud probe

Indiana: Legislators raise concerns about precinct consolidation bill

Iowa: Auditors share views on voter verification

Kansas: County commissioner questions election official's comments on voter fraud | Kansas seeks citizenship proof from longtime voter

Maine: Secretary of state says he's certain there was no voter fraud in 2016 election

Michigan: Johnson: Michigan may boost post-election audits | Firm: No proof to voter fraud claims

Montana: Secretary of state: Voter fraud not a 'huge issue' here

New Jersey: President calls out NJ voter fraud, governor agrees | Local officials defend election system

New York: NY AG alleges 'gross negligence by city BOE

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. to update voting booths

Pennsylvania: Inactive voters in Westmoreland, Allegheny counties notified of pending purge | Warren Co. saw no reports of voter fraud, officials say

South Dakota: Does SD have voter registration fraud?

Texas: Hidalgo Co. voting machine replacement delayed | DOJ delay in ID case sparks concerns amid debunked fraud claims | Civil rights group asks judge to sanction state in voter registration suit | Elections official has plans to update office practices | 9 investigations on voter fraud that found virtually nothing

U.S. Virgin Islands: Rodriquez case turns into argument over elections system and new board law

Vermont: Recount resolution requires more debate

Washington: King Co. elections tests pre-paid postage for special election

Wyoming: House passes bill that would automatically restore voting rights for some non-violent offenders

Thursday, 26 January 2017

January 26, 2017

National News: President claims Pew report researcher as 'groveling'Voter ID lawsuits live on despite likely policy shift | President vows major investigation into voter fraud | State and federal election officials call president's fraud claims unfounded | President considers executive order on voter fraud | Voting rights advocates fear unfounded fraud claims will lead to more restrictive laws | Here's how voter fraud once tipped an election and why that doesn't happen very often | Wyden touts vote-by-mail

Alabama: How Alabama updates voter registration lists, addresses concerns of fraud | Merrill: Alabama elections are secure | Moore proposes moving two voting boxes

Arizona: County recorders call relationship with secretary of state 'dire' | No voter fraud in Arizona, officials say

Arkansas: House panel advances plan to reinstate voter ID law

California: How voter fraud could have happened in Calif., but probably didn't

Colorado: Secretary of state takes issue with DHS decision | Secretary of state says Colo. elections are clean

Connecticut: Claims of voter fraud an issue for Merrill

District of Columbia: Voter fraud in DC, Maryland and Virginia? What election officials say

Florida: Pasco elections supervisor disputes claims of voting fraud | Seminole elections chief defends integrity of voting | Official: Florida well equipped to combat voter fraud | Manatee official says no voter fraud in county | Hillsborough supervisor reacts to claims of voter fraud | St. Lucie Co. honors poll workers

Georgia: No 'illegal votes' in Ga., officials say

Iowa: GOP lawmakers say changes possible to ID bill

Kansas: Kobach says he advised president on voter fraud probe

Louisiana: Elections chief defends Louisiana's system | Rapides registrar of voters says voter fraud 'unlikely' in La.

Maryland: Voter fraud in DC, Maryland and Virginia? What election officials say

Massachusetts: MIT election data and science lab launches | Massachusetts' top election official calls voter fraud claims 'outrageous lies'

Michigan: Michigan voters may see new voting machines as soon as August | Clerk: New election software will streamline counting votes | New voting equipment coming to Livingston Co. | Wexford Co. clerk discusses replacement of voting machines

Minnesota: MN secretary of state: Claims of voter fraud 'false' and 'irresponsible' |

Mississippi: Senate likely to kill early voting, OVR | Noxubee Co. agrees to purge voter rolls

Missouri: Jackson Co. election board says more can be done to stop voter fraud | Voter fraud rare in St. Louis area

Montana: Valley Co. considers cutting polling places

Nevada: No evidence of voter fraud in Nevada, election official says

New Hampshire: NH bill seeks to better flag potential illegal voters

New Jersey: After fraud claim, NJ officials defend election system

New Mexico: Espaola ballots under scrutiny | Secretary of state blasts claims of voter fraud

New York: Republican elections commissioner is sure there is no local voter fraud

North Carolina: Detailed election data is still not available

Ohio: Ohio election's chief at odds with president over voter fraud claim | Hamilton Co. BOE reviewing claims of voter fraud

Oklahoma: Perryman bill introduced thumb print as form of voter ID

Oregon: Only two non-citizens voted in Oregon last year

Pennsylvania: Officials stand by integrity of election | Early voting and same-day registration in Pa.

Rhode Island: Gorbea criticizes claims of voter fraud

South Dakota: Krebs: Administration could study SD election system

Tennessee: 42 reports of potential voter fraud in Tenn. in 2016

Texas: Pasadena voting rights case heads to appeals court Feb. 1 | Texas officials deny voter fraud claims

Vermont: House panel calls for new recount in disputed election

Virginia: New voting methods coming to Manassas | Voter fraud in DC, Maryland and Virginia? What election officials say

Washington: Kuderer proposal for same day voter registration heard in Senate committee | Secretary of state: No evidence of voter fraud

West Virginia: Warner cheers voter fraud investigation, wants help to do same in WV

Wyoming: Wyoming voters would be required to show ID under proposed bill

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

January 25, 2017

National News: Agency seeks clarity on DHS election role | AG pick share's some of president's voter fraud views. Here's what it could mean | White House says president's false claim of voter fraud is his 'long-standing belief' | President still insists millions voted illegally (there's still no evidence of that) | State election officials: We don't know 'of any evidence' backing voter fraud claims | Ballot selfies pit tradition vs. technology

Alabama: Early voting not on secretary of state's agenda | Secretary of state: Still no movement on voter fraud laws

California: Gonzalez Fletcher moves to make postage for mail ballots free for voters

Colorado: Vote fraud in Colorado is extremely rare, officials say | Bill looks to lift ban on ballot selfies, but faces hurdles

Georgia: Homeland security requested documents over alleged hack in Ga.

Indiana: Barker rules ballot photo ban unconstitutional

Iowa: Secretary of state's Voter Integrity Act focuses on tech upgrades

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. election office preparing for special election | ACLU wants federal court to force Kobach to turn over voter registration documents

Kentucky: Secretary of state says illegal voting claims are 'simply not true'

Michigan: Michigan plans to replace all voting machines by 2018 | State of Michigan selects vendors for new voting machines | Some Michigan lawmakers want to make voting easier | State chief: 'Nothing fraudulent' in Detroit election

Minnesota: Doing your taxes? Why not register to vote too

Mississippi: Bills would ease early voting and online voter registration

Montana: Bill would limit who can drop off ballots for people

Nebraska: Officials: One 'potential' case of 2016 vote fraud | Legislative proposal to require more early voting locations gets cool reception

New Hampshire: NH assesses motives for voter-fraud claim | New bill could broaden powers of secretary of state's office | Citing school safety concerns, bill would ban guns at polling places

New Jersey: Verona remembers longtime poll worker

North Dakota: House votes down funding for new election equipment

Ohio: Elections board deputy director terminated

Texas: Plaintiffs ask court to penalize state officials in stalled Motor Voter lawsuit | DeWitt Co. voting becoming completely electronic

Utah: After 30K ballots rejected last year, House passes notification bill | Some 'spoiled' ballots would be counted under proposal

Virginia: Write-in votes may be left nameless if bill goes forward | Bill would end Va.'s winner-take-all electoral vote system

Washington: Wyman proposes presidential primary date change, other election reforms | Wyman pushing for earlier presidential primary

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Monday, 23 January 2017

Friday, 20 January 2017

January 20, 2017

National News: International observers recommend U.S. change its 'unique' Electoral College system | Civil rights community preps for less friendly White House

California: LA Co. voting system redesign enters solicitation phase

Connecticut: Wilton's new registrar has 'come a long way' | New Canaan finding a way to fit third registrar, a state oddity

Georgia: Former Ga. secretary of state dies

Iowa: Dems irked by Pate presentation without details of voter ID bill | Concerns raised about voter ID proposal

Kansas: Glitch in Kansas' voter registration website prevented some from casting ballots | Kobach charges man with voting twice

Louisiana: Hands off La. elections infrastructure, Schedler tells feds

Massachusetts: West Bridgewater voting process gets an upgrade

Minnesota: Eligible Minnesota voters can register to vote when they file taxes electronically | School administrators to discuss polling locations with city

New Jersey: Campaign worker grilled in election fraud trial

Ohio: Elections board to see new Democrat | Lawmakers try again to eliminate unnecessary elections | Post-election audit shows 99.998 percent accuracy | Wyoming students take top spot for election effort

Tennessee: Elizabeth Black named new elections administrator for Montgomery Co.

Texas: Voter feared fraud, elections dept. blames human error | Denton elections administration faces changes after botched Election Day | Cost of special election for new mayor | Cities gearing up for local elections | Elections commission starts search for new administrator

Virginia: Virginia's online absentee ballot application program honored

West Virginia: Warner alleges Tennant sabotaged secretary of state transition | Warner claims transition sabotage, Tennant astounded by accusations

Wisconsin: Recount costs show Pierce Co. well under budget

Thursday, 19 January 2017

January 19, 2017

National News: Obama calls voter fraud fears 'fake news' | Obama points to Jim Crow roots of restrictions to voting rights | From headline to photograph, a fake news masterpiece | House panel probes DHS scans of state election tech

Arizona: Fontes aims to redraw voting-precinct boundaries, boost poll worker pay

Connecticut: Andover to swear in new Republican registrar

Illinois: Proposal could eliminate pay for DuPage election panel

Iowa: Attorney: Iowan accused of voting twice not competent to stand trial

Kansas: Topeka lawmaker asks Kobach to investigate voters he believes registered under false addresses | Kobach: Some Kansans blocked from voting had not finished registering after glitch | Kobach to file ninth case of alleged voter fraud | Secretary of state wants power to toss local, state votes | Brownback signs bill fixing timing of special election

Louisiana: Secretary of state wants to remove 'critical infrastructure' label from election systems

Maine: Ranked choice voting may be heading to Maine's Supreme Court

Missouri: Sater files ranked-choice voting bill

Montana: Commissioners consider proposal to reduce number of polling places

Nebraska: All-mail voting in Nebraska proposed

New Mexico: Democrats propose amendment calling for automatic voter registration

North Carolina: Durham City Council to continue mulling end to municipal primary

Ohio: Fake news about the 2016 election nets 23-year-old a big payday

Tennessee: Election commissioners reduce Galesburg voting precincts

Texas: Federal judge denies delay in Pasadena voting rights order

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board cancels second 2017 meeting for lack of a quorum

Vermont: Secretary of state statement on DHS designation

Virginia: Fredericksburg appoints new voter registrar

Washington: Pierce Co. first in Washington to use Clear Ballot voting system

Wisconsin: City approves additional absentee voting locations | Town clerk resigns just after contract renewed

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

January 18, 2017

Arizona: Lawmaker would keep some students from voting

California: Lawsuit against Siskiyou Co. officials dropped

Colorado: $52 per vote? Clerks explore changing early voting requirements

Connecticut: Upton named 'Best Voting Community'

Iowa: Potential voter ID law in Iowa could affect college students

Kansas: Kobach seeks authority for bifurcated elections | Lawmakers move quickly on special election rules

Louisiana: Schedler looks to new administration to undo election designation

Maine: Maine State Prison inmate says he was denied right to vote

Massachusetts: Uxbridge voters back recall election process

Michigan: Eastpointe struggling to find solution as they face allegations about voting rights' violations

Mississippi: McKinney gets to work on election commission

New York: Long lines in Depew dissolution vote

Ohio: Husted concerned about federal interference in state elections | Hamilton Co. BOE reopens in Norwood building | Cline named BOE director | Board of elections moves to new home

Pennsylvania: Local photographer's work featured in Election Day documentary

Rhode Island: No answers on what happened to eight missing votes

Tennessee: City considers charter changes in lieu of costly election

Texas: Pasadena appeals voting rights ruling | Elections employee back after being fired

U.S. Virgin Islands: Motion to block certification of general election denied

Virginia: Panel keeps voter ID requirement | House subcommittee kills proposal to repeal voter photo ID law | Newman proposing bill to prevent ballot shortages | Northam statement on GOP votes killing voter-access bills

West Virginia: Princeton officials prepare for upcoming election | Fired secretary of state office employees consider lawsuit