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Friday, 23 February 2018

February 23, 2018

National News: Exclusive: US official focused on election security being shoved aside | States rush to defend 2018 election from Russian after late start | Tom Steyer, gun safety groups plan voter registration drive for high school students | Ryan move to replace election agency leader stirs outcry

Alabama: Civil rights groups appeal Alabama voter ID ruling

Arkansas: Mall listed as polling location

California: Nevada Co. clerk-recorder says elections are safe

Illinois: Some Chicago aldermen say city ID program could lead to voter fraud | Early voting gets late start in some IL districts | William Toerpe, former chairman of DuPage election commission board, dies at 86

Indiana: Voting booths become available on campus the Election Day

Kansas: McClendon brings secretary of state campaign to Pittsburg | Senate votes to fix elections law after Sedgwick Co. throws out votes | House passes elections budget transfer over objections of Rep. Keith Esau

Kentucky: Trigg latest to increase pay for poll workers

Louisiana: Schedler claims consensual relationship with employee suing him for sexual harassment

Massachusetts: Ranked-choice under debate in Hadley, Amherst | Public hearing continued on non-binding question about 16-year-olds voting in Holyoke city elections

Michigan: County clerk's office getting ready for election run

Minnesota: County upgrading to electronic voting system | Commission: Wait for hearing on ranked-choice voting

Mississippi: New voting machines to be used in future elections

Nevada: New voting machines for Carson City residents | Carson City's new voting machines get favorable reviews

New Mexico: Here's how consolidating most local elections would impact voters | State monitors voting process amid coercion allegations

New York: Democratic election commissioners endorse early voting

North Carolina: BOE approves early primary voting | Watauga BOE fails to agree to early voting plan

Ohio: Two 'elections' will help Franklin Co. pick new voting machines

Pennsylvania: Local officials: No concern over voting machine hacking | Luzerne Co. promotes voter registration in high schools

South Carolina: Local election official receives state association award

Tennessee: Secretary of state responds to 'F' election security grade

Texas: Texas election officials confident in voting security ahead of primary | After lawsuit threat, Texas agency changes voter registration policy | HISD kicks off district-wide voter registration drive for students | Weaknesses in Texas' voting systems put under microscope | Dozens of mail-in ballots returned as Starr Co. investigates election fraud

Vermont: Condos on securing Vermont's elections