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Friday, 16 February 2018

February 16, 2018

National News: Most states' voting tech is outdated, without replacement funding | Voting lines are shorter, but mostly for whites | Feds pressed to unredact names in voting panel emails | Blunt calls Russian election influence 'marginal;' Intelligence Committee report coming soon | US intel, state elections officials to discuss security issues

Alaska: Alaska praised for election security in national report

Arizona: Feds sue Arizona over rushed absentee voting

Arkansas: Arkansas receives poor grade in election security |Democrat to switch from secretary of state's race to lt. governor

Connecticut: Merrill wants protections for voters' privacy

District of Columbia: The director of the DCBOE does not live in DC

Florida: Escambia supervisor of elections registers Northview students to vote

Illinois: Sign up teens to vote? For Champaign Central senior, 'it matters' | Early voting becomes issue in McLean Co. clerk election

Indiana: Porter Co. voter official threatens legal action if not paid overtime

Kansas: Lyon Co. approves purchase of new voting equipment

Maine: RCV ball back in Legislature's court

Maryland: TurboVote seeks to ease student voter registration | Apartments a problem in Gaithersburg elections

Minnesota: State pushes for tighter cybersecurity in wake of 2016 election

Missouri: Blunt calls Russian election influence 'marginal;' Intelligence Committee report coming soon | Boone Co. clerk reduces polling places for April elections

Mississippi: Provine students learn election process

New Hampshire: Bill to prevent involvement in cross-state voter database killed in Senate

New Mexico: Cooperative legislative session ends with rush of bill approvals | Seeds, Herrera indicted for voter fraud

New York: Judge rejects petition seeking recount in Saratoga Springs | Study finds voting machines need updating | Early voting supporters pleased with funding added to governor's budget | PS 164 still no polling site

North Carolina: Elections board approves early-voting sites for primary

Ohio: Lawmakers, Kasich deciding how much counties get for voting machines | Will counties get enough state cash to buy new voting equipment?

Oklahoma: Divelbiss undecided about challenging election results

Pennsylvania: Cost of special election to Washington Co. taxpayers estimated to top $100K

South Dakota: League of Women Voters launching in Pierre

Tennessee: Primary costing $150K has only one contested race

Texas: Texas receives poor grade in election security | Voter fraud allegations under investigation in Dallas Co.

Utah: Davis Co. man charged with election misconduct

Vermont: House lawmakers vote to conceal voter data from feds

Virginia: Hundreds more Norther Va. voters assigned to wrong district, review finds

Washington: Every day, hackers try to get into Washington's voting systems