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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

May 17, 2017

National News: For voting rights advocates, court ruling is 'temporary' victory | What researchers of voter fraud see in new commission | Supreme Court order unlikely to deter voter restrictions

Alabama: iPads speed up lines to vote, but at what monetary cost?

California: Letters seek to shame neighbors into voting | Secretary of state welcomes new citizens, slams fraud commission

District of Columbia: DC to spend $3M to get clean up voter rolls | DC's primary election date is moving...again

Florida: Six Florida counties warned by Judicial Watch over voter rolls | Legislature fails to approve funding to join ERIC | Early voting sites among county budget requests

Georgia: Dunwoody gets shorted on early voting

Idaho: Election officials test voting machines, prepare for ballot count

Missouri: Ashcroft makes his mark on first legislative session

Montana: Ravalli Co. absentees at high level for special election | Missoula Co. ramps up for special election

New Hampshire: Voter ID bill moves forward | House committee recommends passage of bill requiring stricter ID

New York: Ann Patchett writing book about women's voting rights | Poughkeepsie voters delayed by poll book errors

North Carolina: Voter ID legislation not dead yet

Ohio: Democrat Kathleen Clyde declares for secretary of state | Sen. Frank LaRose declares run for secretary of state | GOP choice for elections board nixed

Oregon: Lane Col elections sees low turnout before deadline

Pennsylvania: Elections Director: Voter turnout better in Mercer Co. municipal primary | Wilkinsburg elections judge in jail; voters use emergency ballots | Some Wilkinsburg voters use emergency ballots because election judge was in jail | Officials: 'Standard' and 'quiet' primary election in midstate so far | Voters scarce in primary election | Election judge in jail; power issues delay voting at polling site | Poll worker: 'My doctor didn't even know there was an election today' | At Philly polls, no lines, no waiting, but some signs of better turnout

Texas: Whistleblower alleges voter fraud extends into Dallas Co. | New details in Dallas mail-in ballot fraud investigation | Pasadena election volunteer files complaint with secretary of state

Virginia: Political parties at odds over voter ID | Albemarle Co. changes voting location

Wisconsin: Rep calls on Walker not to enforce ID law for 2018 | Five elections staff approved despite Walker recommendation | Manitowoc Co. woman sentenced for voter fraud | Lawmakers reject Walker's election commission staffing cuts