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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

May 23, 2018

National News: Partisan split over election security widens as 2018 midterms inch closer | Election security a top concern, Administration officials assure lawmakers | Administration officials brief Congress on election cyber threats behind closed doors

Alabama: Houston Co. to test voting machines | Electronic poll books to make North Alabama debut in primaries

Arkansas: Turnout climbs for early voting across Arkansas, ID law draws few complaints | Election officials say early voting slow | Confusion causes voting delays at a Van Buren site | Thurston leads secretary of state primary | Election sees a few glitches at polling sites

California: More Santa Clara Co. voters discovering by surprise they are no longer registered to vote | Vote center to open Saturday in Daly City

Colorado: Track your ballot with BallotTrax

Florida: Florida's early voting ban on campus challenged in court | Villagers aid charities by adopting precincts | As warnings of election hacking escalate, Florida looks to be an inviting target | Florida won't tap into $19M of federal election money in time for 2018 elections

Georgia: Ga. voting machines deemed safe, but security experts say otherwise | Catoosa Co. experiencing voting problems | Polls slow down after early morning rush | Midday turnout 'extremely light' | Rainy weather, early voting impacting election turnout in DeKalb | Gwinnett voters cast primary ballots, rain or shine | Gwinnett Co. debuts bilingual voting sticker | Polling place shooting might be self-inflicted, police say | Polling location changes cause confusion for some Chatham Co. voters | Woman's shooting near polling place ruled a suicide. | Slow going at one SW Atlanta polling location--but every vote counts | Some Catoosa Co. voting machines timing out causing slight delays | Ga. secretary of state race: Raffensperger, Belle Isle and Barrow advance | Fulton Co. finds way to get election results much faster | Voter wearing presidential t-shirt turned away from polls | Lang, Heimes nab BOE seats

Hawaii: Lava prompts election officials to mail absentee ballots | Displaced residents on the Big Island may vote absentee | State Judiciary seeks Kauai applicants for Hawaii elections commission

Illinois: Election day voter registration fight ends two years after start | Curran: DuPage elections initiative to improve efficiency, save taxpayer dollars sent to governor

Indiana: Lake councilman seeks recount after two-vote primary loss | Valparaiso attorney makes official his bid for Indiana's Democratic secretary of state nomination

Kansas: Clerk estimates mail-in ballot increased turnout for sale tax election by 20 percent | Court rejects Kobach's contempt appeal as premature

Kentucky: Four counts of electioneering reported in Madison Co. | Voter fraud suspected in Hazard | Calls coming into election law violation hotline | Secretary of state says primary voting going smoothly | Pike Co. primary election off to a bumpy start, running smoothly now | Hiccups impacting primary in McCracken Co. | Election officials fielding voter complaints | State workers are making the 2018 primary a clean and secure election | Whitley Co. election official possibly oldest in the state

Maine: Federal judge to hear ranked-choice voting arguments in Maine--here's your guide

Maryland: MD SBOE urged to print ballots listing Ervin as candidate

Massachusetts: Rivals turn up pressure on Galvin over signature collections

Michigan: Benson discusses voting rights, secretary of state campaign

Minnesota: Dayton has yet to sign omnibus bill that includes money for election security

Mississippi: Thompson and Hosemann spar on status of grant paperwork to the EAC | Mississippi slated to receive some election security money | Madison Co. DA investigating voter fraud allegations in Canton

Missouri: Secretary of state applauds legislature's passage of office's priorities

Nebraska: Ballot issue resolved, no changes to primary winners

New York: Cuomo restores voting rights to 24K parolees | City marks first-ever Student Voter Registration Day | Cuomo issues pardons officially giving parolees voting rights

North Dakota: ND GOP to support independent secretary of state candidate

Ohio: New voting precinct in Brooke Co.? | New cybersecurity protection for voting comes to Franklin Co.

Pennsylvania: 72 votes rejected from May primary by BOE

Tennessee: Some MNPS parents plan to 'walk in, walk out' on election day | Parents: 'Keep students home' while schools operate as polling places for May 24 election

Texas: Texas Rangers and AG's office to inspect almost 600 absentee ballots in Kaufman Co. | Starr election results delayed | Voting locations change cause confusion in North Texas

U.S. Virgin Islands: Court makes way for legal elections meeting

Utah: Low-profile clerk's race marred by high-level friction in Salt Lake Co. | County purchases new voting system

West Virginia: Putnam Co. may add second early voting location

Wisconsin: Feds challenge Wisconsin overseas voter restrictions