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Thursday, 31 August 2017

August 31, 2017

National News: Protecting the right to vote: How foundations are helping ensure American's access to the voting booth | Election commission apologize after judge calls failure to disclose information 'incredible' | Schiff introduces amendment to prohibit funds for election commission | Judge nails election commission on records handling

Alabama: Hillcrest Baptist approved as polling place

Arkansas: Benton Co. eyes election costs

California: Some counties racing to adopt vote-by-mail process

Georgia: Mailed voter forms are part of unofficial effort to expand election participation | After 2016's long lines, Gwinnett may add more early voting days | Cass Co. election officials attend training

Illinois: County clerk's employee seeks to become his successor | Election transparency initiative signed into law

Indiana: Lawson: No link between early voting access and turnout. Dems: Get real | Study committee considers automatic voter registration | May 2018 early voting dates selected

Kansas: Two charged with voter fraud

Louisiana: Local initiative seeks to mobilize Millennial voters

Minnesota: Are our elections secure? Minnesota's in better shape than most states

Missouri: County voting precincts will remain the same | Commission to present proclamation to former clerk Wendy Noren

New Mexico: FairVote NM sues city in effort to get ranked-choice voting | Fight over ranked-choice voting hits state Supreme Court

Ohio: Cuyahoga Co. BOE training students to work on Election Day

South Carolina: SC has kept hackers out of voting systems, but watchdogs want details on the attacks

Tennessee: Knoxville city council will vote to break tie or flip a coin after Sept. 15

Texas: Voter fraud probe launches

Utah: County My Vote may take initiative to the ballot