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Thursday, 15 February 2018

February 15, 2018

National News: Democrats will push Hail Mary plan to secure the midterm elections | Ill-prepared and underfunded, election officials brace for more cyberattacks | Democrats intensify push to protect voting machines from hackers | Can the US combat election interference if some don't believe it's happening?

Alaska: Eagle River council briefed on mail-in election procedure

Arkansas: Election commission discusses equipment, polling sites

California: Supes call for expanding voting rights for eligible ex-felons | Newport Beach launches its own look into potential voter fraud | Oxnard council approves $467K in election services contracts

Colorado: Colorado elections director is confident the state's systems are well defended | Colorado election system safe from interference, secretary of state says

Connecticut: Move to shield voter identity information

Delaware: Delaware vulnerable to election hacking, group says

Georgia: Georgia says no thanks to in-depth election security help from feds | Gwinnett elections office sends new precinct notices

Idaho: Idaho receives 'C' grade for election security | Lawmakers will discuss if Idaho should keep using criticized elections tool

Indiana: For voting center plan, it's back to the drawing board | Lawmaker blocking bill to count dead people's votes

Kansas: House panel prepares for votes on precinct results

Maryland: Local officials respond to threats of Russian election meddling | Mysersville council green-lights election code updates

Missouri: Election officials give reasons why local systems are protected from hacking

New Hampshire: Bill would grant town meeting postponement power to secretary of state

New Mexico: Ranked-choice system gets mixed reception among early voters

New York: Early voting proposal finds funding as locals ask implementation questions

North Carolina: Elections board rewrite heads to governor | Temporary parking planned for Iredell early voting

Oklahoma: Major headaches in Muskogee elections | Voters turned away at Jenks polling place

Texas: Rockwall Co. elections administrator addresses questions about new digital voting system | Travis Co. voter registration youth PSA contest winners are in | Judge allows Dallas Co. election officials to examine suspicious mail-in ballots | Commissioners raise wages for election workers

Virginia: Local officials respond to threats of Russian election meddling | Exclusive: Confusion reigned ahead of Va.'s 2017 election