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Wednesday, 09 August 2017

August 9, 2017

Editor’s Note: Through Tuesday August 15, electionline will be operating in the Mountain Time Zone so daily postings will be available by 8am Eastern. We appreciate your patience.

National News: How states are handling the voter data request | Could voting fraud panel create an easy target for hackers? | Voter fraud commission continues to work despite lawsuits

Alabama: New technology to improve Marengo polling places

Colorado: In Boston, Colorado's elections chief emerges as tireless defender-in-chief of voting system

Georgia: Elections board votes on consolidation plan | ACLU sends notice of intent to sue over Thunderbolt voter challenges

Idaho: Idaho voters could opt out of releasing data under new bill

Maryland: Delay in controversial College Park non-citizen voting proposal | College Park debates whether non-citizens should be able to vote

Michigan: New voting machines are good, voter turnout bad for Detroit primary | New voting tabulators in use in Marquette Co. | Special election runs smoothly | Clerk Winfrey will battle surprise challenger | New voting machines used in 11 counties are 'better in so many ways' | Detroit primary marked by light turnout, minor voting glitches | Voters happy with new voting machines | Muskegon is one of 60 cities where voters cast ballots on new machines | Detroit misses self-imposed election results deadline | New voting equipment should speed up results

Missouri: Ashcroft swings by Mt. Vernon to tout new voting law | Missouri elections underway today with new voter ID requirements | New voter ID law presents changes at polls | Kansas City woman without ID told 'you can't vote.' She knew that was wrong | Mid-Missouri voters, poll workers say first photo ID election going smoothly | In first Missouri election requiring photo ID, no problems reported in KC area

New Jersey: NJ election officials mum on cooperation with data request

New York: Champion polling venue change upsets some | Local community leaders worry that voter info given to WH panel will deter registration | Protestors slam 'voter suppression' tactics in Queens neighborhood

Ohio: Justice Dept. sides with Ohio's purge of inactive voters in case headed to SCOTUS | Justice Dept. reverses stance on Ohio voter purge process

Texas: Early voting hours remain up in the air | City council votes 'lack of confidence' towards election administrator | Future of county primaries unclear

Virginia: Student sentenced to prison for voter fraud | Prince William is outgrowing its voting precincts

Washington: 3 auditor candidates step forward| Voter box bill puts strain on county