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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

February 18-21, 2017

National News: How voter ID laws discriminate

Alabama: Decision pending on voting machines

Arizona: Voting rights advocates see little change, but hope for future | Secretary of state hopes other election officials learn from her tumultuous year

Arkansas: Lawmaker adds affidavit option to voter ID bill

California: California's top elections officer finds his critique of president's voter fraud accusations blocked at national meeting | SF's election commission asks mayor to put $4M toward open source voting system | Fresno Co. GOP wants voter fraud investigation

Colorado: Secretary of state sees new role for state officials to combat unsupported claims of mass voter fraud

Florida: Al Jacquet files bill to restore felon voting rights | Florida bills would resolve mail-in ballot 'signature mismatch' | Polk to replace voting machines by the end of the year

Idaho: Bill limiting early voting heads to House floor

Illinois: Lawmakers consider automatic voter registration | Committee updates Legislature on precinct consolidation progress

Indiana: Union Co. might need new voting equipment

Iowa: Poll: Majority support mandatory voter ID | Secretary of state urges voters to respond quickly to change of address notices

Kansas: Sheriff and his mother under investigation for voter fraud

Michigan: State paying for new voting equipment | Rep. Lower declines to request AG opinion about election programming

Mississippi: City of Meridian wants to handle elections in-house | Pascagoula explores idea of central voting location

Missouri: Elections are expensive necessity for county | True cost of voter ID still unknown | No armed deputies at Greene Co. polling places for April election

Montana: Lawmaker puts breaks on his own voter ID bill | Counties seek help with special election | County officials ask lawmakers to allow all-mail ballots in special election | Lawmaker angry over special elections request

New Hampshire: Lewandowski saw no evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire

New Mexico: Senate advances Sen. Steinborn's bill to expand voter reg time period | LC officials debate moving local elections to single day

New York: In New York, voter fraud tends to be local

North Carolina: Former elections board chief among Cooper judge appointments | Pasquotank puts elections staff on higher pay schedule

Ohio: Clyde pitches voter registration | Two precincts cut from county landscape | State lawmaker proposes changes to early voting, ID process

Oregon: Rep. McLane submits election reform bill | Richardson sends letter to president rejecting voter fraud claims

Pennsylvania: Polling place change in works for S. Lebanon

Tennessee: Disability rights group cites voting issues

Texas: Hundreds of Texans may have voted improperly | Judge sanctions Texas in voter registration case | Estimate: Special election costs less than expected| 13th Court of Appeals halts Hidalgo's plan to hold special election | Around 1,800 Hays Co. ballots not tallied in November | County starts high school voter registration drives

Utah: Settlement talks underway in ACLU's lawsuit over Navajo voting access

Virginia: Va. voter registration records have loopholes, but no evidence of widespread fraud | House Republicans stop Sen. Norment's felon voting rights proposal | Felon voting rights amendment fails in committee | McAuliffe pushes for election reform funding

West Virginia: New machines will allow community voting in Kanawha Co. | Secretary of state defends firing 1/3 of staff | Prosecutor finds errors in November election

Wisconsin: Spring primary draws record-breaking early voting in Madison