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September 2017

Friday, 15 September 2017

September 15, 2017

National News: How 'drop-off' voters differ from consistent voters and nonvoters | Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam | Correction: Voting commission-state response story

Arizona: Maricopa Co. takes extreme measures to protect voting systems

California: New voting system set for public demonstration | Board of supervisors approve new election model

Florida: Irma no obstacle to election. Early voting starts Saturday

Kentucky: Boyd Co. splits 2 precincts

Maine: Judge dismisses Maine inmate's lawsuit alleging denial of voting rights

Maryland: College Park residents are divided on allowing noncitizens to vote

Massachusetts: Norwell approves new voting machines for special election | Early voting not an option in this year's local elections

Michigan: Local cities gear up for election with help from residents | Delta Co. gets new vote tabulating equipment | Alumni continue waging selfie battle

Mississippi: Spruill files appeal with MS Supreme Court in election contest

Montana: Secretary of state denies voter fraud claims | Secretary of state dings media for 'incorrectly' saying he made claims of voter fraud

Nevada: Oscar Delgado won't run for secretary of state

New Hampshire: ACLU talks voter suppression after panel meets in NH | Judge's ruling on voting law sets stage for deep, lengthy review of new ID requirements | Despite court order, controversy over new voting law continues

New Mexico: Ranked choice supporters want to weigh in on court case

New York: Assemblyman proposes to broaden voting rules to boost turnout | De Blasio says it's time to rethink BOE model

Ohio: Seven indicted for illegally registering to vote in Franklin Co.

Tennessee: Voting Rocks meant to encourage young Shelby Co. voters | BMA delays vote on request to combine Rogersville 'inside' voting precincts

U.S. Virgin Islands: DOJ argues for rollback of voting rights in USVI

Utah: Suit over vote-by-mail in San Juan Co. is heading to trial

Vermont: Condos on election commission, same-day voter registration

Virginia: Five Southwest Va. localities forced to scrap touchscreen voting machines | Jesse Jackson implores UVA students to push for automatic voter registration

West Virginia: Secretary of state calls for election cyber vigilance

Thursday, 14 September 2017

September 14, 2017

Arizona: Lisa Marra appointed director of elections

California: Padilla involves school districts in pre-registration initiative with online toolkit

Connecticut: City to hold recounts in four primaries

Delaware: Delaware to send bids for new voting equipment

Guam: Federal court to hear case on territorial rights

Illinois: GOP candidate announces for county clerk

Kentucky: High school seniors optimistic about future turnout of young voters

Maine: Dunlap blasts head of election integrity commission

Maryland: Legislators consider improving Maryland election security | Non-citizens can now vote in College Park

Michigan: Despite snafu by clerks, four communities will get candidates on ballots after all | Fix will fill empty ballots after election clerk errors

Montana: Montana SoS to provide more information on voter fraud claims

New Hampshire: ACLU talks voter suppression on heels of commission meeting | NH as voting rights battleground | Kobach walks back NH voter fraud 'proof' claim

New York: Tuesday's election mistake can't be fixed, board says | Cuomo signs election inspector bill

Ohio: Elections board says it overcame computer malfunction

Oklahoma: Tulsa Co. BOE facing serious shortage of poll workers

Oregon: Oregon elections chief wants earlier presidential primary

Texas: Report: Few high schools in Texas comply with voter registration law | it's law to help high school students to register to vote. Why isn't it happening? | Divided high court blocks orders to redraw Texas election maps

Utah: Voting rights lawsuit over Navajo voting rights to advance to trial

Vermont: Condos celebrates National Voter Registration Month

Virginia: Why does Virginia hold elections in off-off years? | Gloucester to roll out new voting machines on Election Day | Surry voting machines to go | FC council votes to replace voting machines

Washington: More ballot drop boxes coming to Yakima Co.

West Virginia: Elections complaint filed over Justice's pro-road bond remarks to county clerks

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

September 13, 2017

National News: Probate judge: Election integrity group should look to expand, not limit, voting rights | After 2016, some states return to paper ballots | Voter fraud commission clashes over NH voter fraud claims | Election commission's data problem | Fact check: Kris Kobach's bogus 'proof' of voter fraud | More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data | Election panel vice-chair: Group may not recommend changes | New guidelines for hack-proof elections get a key vote of approval | Democrats on voter fraud panel join those criticizing it | Voter fraud panel strikes civil tone in NH | Heritage lamented Dems, moderates on voter fraud panel | How states are handling voter information request | Tension and protests mark voting commission meeting

Alabama: Probate judge: Election integrity group should look to expand, not limit, voting rights | Lauderdale hires election worker

California: Judge tosses Hmong voters' claims against Siskiyou Co. | California may move its primary

Colorado: El Paso Co. woman pleads guilty to voter fraud

Louisiana: Leopold appoint to parish BOE supervisors

Maryland: College Park to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections | Fewer than 2K voters hit polls in first 8 hours of voting in Frederick primary

Missouri: Missouri voting rights advocates take on election commission | Cape Girardeau Co. clerk's office hosting 'I Voted' sticker design contest for high schoolers

Montana: Record number of ballots

New Hampshire: At voter panel meeting, Gardner takes aim at vice-chair's claims of NH fraud | Gardner to Kobach: Election was real and valid | Belmont, Laconia hold first election under new SB3 voting law | Judge allows SB3 to go forward, but block penalties | First election under SB3 goes smoothly

New York: Smattering of voting snafus reported during low-turnout primary | Lawmaker says BOE is 'willfully ignoring the law' | Poll problems plague some Albany voters | 'Where do we go?' Voters face delays, confusion at city polling sites

Tennessee: Election commission calls special meeting to discuss proposed precinct changes

Texas: Randall Co. debuts new voting system | SCOTUS blocks redrawing Texas voting maps

Utah: County my vote will fix plurality issue with runoff election

Vermont: Condos says election integrity commission has 'nefarious' agenda

Virginia: Chesapeake City Council approves more than $700K for new voting machines | Missing computer prompts Charlottesville elections office change

Wisconsin: Chetek man charged with voting twice in presidential election

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

September 12, 2017

National News: Voter fraud panel remains lightning rod | President's voter commission meets amid concerns about mission | Data breaches like Equifax could make it cheap, easy to alter voter registrations | California and New York push to lower voting age | WH panel will meet Tuesday without vocal skeptic of voter fraud | Voting commission embroiled in new controversy ahead of next meeting | A background check before voting? Kobach-led commission will consider proposal

Alabama: Gov. Kay Ivey extends voter registration deadline by one day

Kentucky: Daviess clerk's audit cites waste

Maryland: City election board chairman resigns on eve of primary

Massachusetts: Weymouth gets new voting machines

Michigan: New city clerk is Michigan grad, family friends with former fired clerk | Macomb Co. clerk makes admissions, but denies she lied

Mississippi: Only 12 voter precincts open for special election | Some Oktibbeha voters could shift to avoid split ballots

New Hampshire: Judge weighing whether to block new voting ID, registration law from taking effect | Senate Bill 3 gets its first test Tuesday | Outside groups target NH as key battleground in fight over voting rights | On eve of voter commission hearing in NH, Gardner in middle of partisan divide | Judge to rule on election law change in advance of special election

New York: It's primary day! Meet one of NYC's 30K poll workers | Poll sites change for more than 200K NYC voters

North Carolina: No Irma? No problem. Polls open for primaries

North Dakota: Voter fraud case ongoing in Burke Co.

Ohio: E-poll books to see citywide use in Cleveland's primary | More counties switching to paper ballots | Man pleads guilty to illegal voting in November election | Lucas Co. BOE reports increase in early voter turnout

Oregon: Voter fraud in Oregon? Gladstone councilors receiving scrutiny

Texas: Commissioners approve items for November elections

Virginia: Registrars work to replace decertified voting machines | Tazewell Co. getting new voting machines | Valley stays ahead of voting regulations

Washington: Walla Walla city council seeks residents' input on elections change

West Virginia: Justice says he's counting on election workers for road bond vote

Monday, 11 September 2017

September 9-11, 2017

National News: Documents released for Tuesday's election commission meeting | Is low-tech the answer to election security? | Kobach-lead federal voter commission prepares for 'first substantively significant' meeting | Democrat to stay on WH voter panel despite calls to leave | Election commission faces public record violation claims | Voter fraud panel, no stranger to controversy, creates another one

Arizona: Reagan unveils real-time voter registration information tool

Arkansas: City, county officials debate purchasing new voting machines

California: West Valley teens travel to Sacramento to advocate for lowering the voting age

Kansas: Idea could make voting easier, but faces Kobach opposition | Official: FBI has not contacted Kansas elections office

Louisiana: Voting precincts to remain unchanged

Maryland: Greenbelt could lower voting age to 16 for local elections | As tragedy struck, Frederick city residents voted during 'surreal' city primary on 9/11

Mississippi: Supervisors, election commissioners look to consolidate voting precincts

New Hampshire: Election integrity commission members accuse NH voters of fraud | Gardner: Attacks obscure voter facts | NH senators say voter fraud panel is using state data to mislead the public | Senators want secretary of state to leave election commission | Gardner rejects calls to resign

New York: County Exec.: Probe needed of 500+ last-minute voter registrations | Do homeless people vote? | Officials push for NYC students to get second day off for an election | Concord HS, Parkview Apartments won't be polling sites

North Carolina: Misleading mailer causes confusion among Craven Co. voters | Court ruling saves early voting in Pitt | Court order lets Cumberland BOE do its job | Durham and state election officials object to NY Times story about Russian hacking

North Dakota: ND won't give voter data to WH panel

Ohio: Democratic elections officials blast own party for 'political theatre' around unlocked voting building | Elections staff updates checklist

Oklahoma: Special election could cost $600K

Oregon: Feds come up with $500 for statewide voter info list

Texas: Appeals court asked to block voter ID law | Texas' losing streak on voter-rights decisions could complicate 2018 primaries

Virginia: Virginia scraps touch-screen voting machines as election looms | Virginia bans touch-screen voting machines over hacking concerns

Friday, 08 September 2017

September 8, 2017

National News: UNH professor, local election officials among those addressing voting panel | Democrats question lawmakers motives in getting voter data

Alabama: County engineer urges voting sites be consolidated

Arizona: State voter data now available in real time

California: One hurdle to voting by mail: Mistrust of the post office | Tuolumne, Calaveras won't implement new election system in 2018 | Lawmakers vote to slim down bulky statewide voter guides

Florida: Lee Co. primary elections halted due to hurricane | Voting rights amendment passes 100K signatures

Georgia: Ga. will test voting with paper ballots in November election

Illinois: New polling sites this year for some

Iowa: Iowa's new voter ID law

Maryland: College Park city council split on holding referendum on noncitizen voting

Massachusetts: Saugus selectmen authorize use of new voting equipment

Nevada: Clark Co. demonstrating new voting machines

New Hampshire: UNH professor, local election officials among those addressing voting panel | New voting statistics show 6,540 people registered to vote in NH last year using out-of-state driver's licenses as IDs

New York: The odd timing of the city elections in New York | Rockland exec raises questions over voter registrations | Polling site won't return to housing complex | When will PS 164 be a polling site again?

North Carolina: Elections chief watching storm as primaries near | Elections board sets early voting plan

North Dakota: ND unable to provide voter data to commission

Texas: Open house dates set to test new voting system | CARTS offering free rides to voter registration events in Bastrop Co.| Election workers spied on black voters, complaints say

Utah: Provo recount uncovers 150 unrecorded ballots | Judge won't toss lawsuit over vote-by-mail in San Juan Co.

Virginia: Alexandria to purchase new voting equipment | SBOE talks voter fraud with LWV

Thursday, 07 September 2017

September 7, 2017

National News: Voting-roll vulnerability | Voter fraud commission violated federal rules, lawsuit claims | 60 cents to mail a letter? Maybe | WH panel to focus on voter confidence at NH meeting | Members of WH panel used personal email accounts

Arkansas: Voters contend with ID law, relocated polling site

Florida: Hurricane causes Fort Myers, Cape Coral to suspend early voting | Early voting suspended; city elections to be postponed

Idaho: Idaho hands over public voter data to WH panel

Illinois: Illinois to without voter data from WH panel, for now | Ammons opposes consolidation of polling places

Iowa: Secretary of state says some voters need to bring some proof to the polls next week

Kansas: In response to DOJ, Kobach cites voter database as key Kansas resource

Maine: Scarborough officials order audit after election errors

Massachusetts: Melrose approves new voting machines for upcoming city election

Michigan: House votes to fix empty ballots after clerk errors

Mississippi: Hosemann announces 'Y'all Vote' feature to allow voter registration status online

Nevada: New voting equipment for Carson City

New Hampshire: Lawyers argue over new state voting registration law

New York: New York sued over voter roll purges

North Carolina: State responds to election integrity commission request | NC information sent to voter fraud commission | Could Irma blow back Charlotte's primary elections? | Justice's order lets shorthanded county boards proceed with election plans

Ohio: Elections board makes adjustments | E-poll books coming soon for Lucas Co. | Cleveland mayoral candidate asks state to investigate security breach at Cuyahoga elections offices

Oregon: Could hackers change voter registrations?

Pennsylvania: Challenges persist in funding election system upgrades

South Carolina: Hurricane or not, City of Orangeburg election will be held

Tennessee: Tennessee launches online voter registration

Virginia: Supervisors approve location change for two polling places

Washington: Online voter registration can be hacked, study warns

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

Tuesday, 05 September 2017

September 2-5, 2017

National News: Russian election hacking efforts, wider than previously known, draw little scrutiny | Cash-strapped states brace for Russian hacking fight | 4 ways the US could fight future election interference

Alabama: Federal court keeps voting rights lawsuit in play | Commission to address several election-related expenses Tuesday

Arkansas: Judge to election commission: Perform your duties

California: San Francisco could become first local government to use open-source voting system | Sonoma Co. clerk-recorder-assessor says he will not seek re-election | 'Inactive list' voters can find ways to vote

Colorado: County clerk to use BallotTrax system for November election | National group tries to boost voter registrations

Florida: Collier Co. elections employees receive national designation

Georgia: Details on Georgia's test to use paper ballots in elections

Guam: GEC preparing for next year's elections

Illinois: Four vying for Will Co. clerk in 2018

Iowa: Linn Co. auditor hires ProCircular Cybersecurity to review and secure election systems

Maine: Marijuana, ranked-choice to be mulled by Maine lawmakers

Massachusetts: Lynnfield ponders Town Meeting changes

New Hampshire: Federal election audit questions NH spending | Oversight agency faults how NH accounts for federal election money

New Mexico: Deadline set for Santa Fe response to ranked-choice voting petition

New York: Suffolk Republican election official to hold job, attend law school

North Carolina: While Cooper and lawmakers struggle in court NC local elections can proceed

North Dakota: Minot leaders considering city auditorium as central polling location

Ohio: Clark Co. preparing to replace voting machines, possible $1M cost | Investigation continues after Kucinich finds Cuyahoga Co. BOE building unlocked | Former election director clarifies past election practices

Tennessee: Washington Co. election officials still sorting out precincts

Texas: Justice Dept. wants Texas to keep invalidated voter ID law | Ballot battle heads to high court

U.S. Virgin Islands: Senate moves board of elections bills

Virginia: Central Va. localities facing increases in election costs | Public can weigh in on polling place changes | Former Giles Co. registrar dies

West Virginia: WV National Guard to help protect election systems from cyber threats | Cabell commission names new county clerk

Wisconsin: Elections commission to make e-poll book technology available to cities, towns

Wyoming: Special election to use paper ballots

Friday, 01 September 2017

September 1, 2017

National News: Voting rights group will target more politicians who block ballot access | Dem pushes to defund voter fraud commission

Alaska: State of Alaska weighing options for conducting elections

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election board certifies testing results

California: Senate passes bill to change San Diego elections | August mail-in ballot elections may disappear

Georgia: New voting machines could change how your vote is cast

Illinois: Board of election commissioners of Chicago met July 25

Indiana: Lawson: Reforms have not lured voters

Iowa: Cybersecurity firm to review Linn Co. election system

Kansas: Schwab supports Kansas voter registration policies | Kobach files two new election fraud cases

Maine: Lawmakers could tackle ranked-choice voting bill

Michigan: Pontiac recount results remain the same | Flint mayor drops legal challenge to recall election

New Hampshire: AG moves two lawsuits challenging new voting law to federal court | SoS office examines processes after disclosure of nonpublic info on voter checklists

New Mexico: Push for open primaries coming to Las Cruces

New York: Chisholm keeps elections board post | St. Lawrence Co. sets primary polling sites | Officials get ready for unusual primary day in Watertown

North Carolina: General Assembly moves forward with new voting maps | Polk BOE approves early voting dates

North Dakota: Single poll could be standard for Minot

Texas: Voter ID law stays in place for Sept. 9 elections | Paxton asks SCOTUS to keep state House districts in place | Sword open carry law does not include polling places

Utah: Recounts coming in Salt Lake City, Sandy council races | Voting by mail helped nearly double turnout in Salt Lake Co.

Virginia: State senator urges expansion of DMV to keep early polling place

Washington: Election chief deems 'BS" too vulgar for voter pamphlet

West Virginia: National Voter Registration Month comes just ahead of special election | Secretary of state encourages participation in National Voter Registration Month | Commissioners approve fees for towns holding elections to mirror county

Wisconsin: Polling places moved out of schools