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Monday, 12 February 2018

Feburary 10-12, 2018

National News: Restrictive voter ID laws are no match for this group | Time's just about up to secure the 2018 midterm elections

Alabama: Transgender plaintiffs sue Alabama over state ID laws | Voting rights museum a dream that became reality | Legislature pitches election reform measures following Senate election

Alaska: Anchorage mayor assesses vote-by-mail method

Arizona: Groups seek clarity on felons' voting rights in Arizona

Connecticut: Secretary of state announces voter registration drive for Puerto Rican families

Florida: New smart tablets help Lee Co. avoid voter fraud | Lawmakers consider severely restricting access to voter information

Georgia: Gwinnett mails bilingual voter cards; 1600 have new polling place | Gwinnett unveils new voter information materials | Hall now planning to hire elections superintendent

Illinois: Pending candidate challenge delays early voting in some Southern Illinois counties | Local elections director: Expect cyber incidents in the midterms | Election equipment up to the task? | Thirteen polling places might have to shut down

Indiana: McKinney professor testifies on voting case's lasting effects | AG opinions sidelines bill to allow dead people's votes to count | IMU polling stations to be introduced in fall 2018

Kansas: Vopat discusses election equipment | Kansas voting rights challenge headed to trial

Massachusetts: Galvin, voter groups press for same day registration | Cost of same day registration concerns local clerks

Minnesota: Morrison Co. receives $89K grant for new election equipment | Hibbing gets grant for voting machines | New election equipment coming to Central Minnesota

Mississippi: Felony voting proposal still alive in Legislature

Nebraska: Gretna senator renews push for voter ID laws

New Jersey: NJ wants to expand voting access and give new voice to marginalized populations | Hoboken council members respond to voter fraud

New Mexico: House bill to secure local elections

New York: NY targets Blockchain for voter security

North Carolina: Voting machine mandate irks county

Ohio: Cheney tapped to fill unexpired term on Allen Co. BOE

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania to require voting machines with paper backup | State issues voting directive for county election officials | County election readiness hinges on new map

South Carolina: Repeat election in West Columbia raises questions

Tennessee: Election fraud case dismissed

Virginia: Bill on instant runoff voting for Arlington Co. board races clears committee | College Republicans, University Democrats endorse bill for ranked choice voting

Washington: Mid-Columbia voters affected by registration mix-up

West Virginia: County votes to consolidate voting precincts

Wyoming: Secretary of state resigns | Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray resigns | Republican Leland Christensen second to enter secretary of state race | Laramie Co. Clerk Debra Lee reflects on global experiences