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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

February 21, 2018

National News: State officials get classified briefings on election security | Top state election official questions why president is downplaying threat of election interference | Homeland security chief touts effort on election cybersecurity

Arizona: Chochise Co. to provide improved access for voters | Feds, Arizona settle spat over rushed absentee voting | All-mail elections boost voter turnout in Douglas, city says

California: Supes unanimously approve purchase of new voting system | Nevada Co. voting safe from Russian hacks says clerk-recorder

Colorado: Voter participation center to mail voter registration information

Connecticut: Does your vote count?

Georgia: Gwinnett Co. needs bilingual poll workers | Gwinnett elections division holding poll official hiring events

Indiana: Election board sets voting sites, ISU included

Kentucky: Losing candidate claims voter fraud | Mt. Washington residents mistakenly told they were ineligible to vote

Louisiana: St. Mary registrar of voters moves into temporary office

Maine: Dunlap gets classified briefing on election vulnerabilities

Massachusetts: Conscious of cyber threats, Galvin's office focuses on election integrity

Minnesota: Will the Charter Commission seek ranked-choice voting? | Voting equipment grant OK'd

Mississippi: Supervisors approve handful of voting precinct moves

Missouri: New voter IDs issued for Cole Co. residents | Marion Co. buys new signature pads for voter check-in| Harper stepping down from county clerk position

New Hampshire: Judge considering request to dismiss NH voting rights lawsuit | Possible 2020 contender says NH a 'poster child' in battle over voting rights | State of NH: No one suffers injuries from voter fraud law

Pennsylvania: Montgomery Co. commissioners to host voting machine open house | Election officials prepare for new districts | No changes in voting places in Pa. | Redistricting causes delays as primary day looms

South Carolina: Beaufort Co. elections office recognized for voter outreach

Tennessee: Lawmakers reject plan to require paper trail for voting| Election coordinator: Tennessee election system safe despite calls for paper ballots

Texas: Early voting is underway in Texas | Wichita Co. leaders respond to voting security concerns | Starr Co. 'no electioneering' mandate conflicts with state election law | Flags triggered by high number of Gregg Pct. 4 mail ballot requests | Four are arrested in Starr Co. voting case | Harris Co. Dems blame GOP clerk for shortage of election judges

Utah: Election security a priority as Southern Utah considers voting changes | House committee advances bill requiring more polling places, other changes for voters

West Virginia: Doddridge Co. commission approves contract to purchase new voter technology

Wisconsin: Assembly OKs electronic absentee voting | Voters upset after discovering they were removed from voter rolls | Winter storm not keeping polls from opening | Wisconsin sees bump in spring primary turnout despite weather | Wausau man has dedicated years to working elections | Icy weather creates slow start to election day in Northeast Wisconsin