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Thursday, 12 July 2018

July 12, 2018

National News: Senators push for increased elections security | Voting-machine vendors grilled on election security in Senate hearing | The 5 states move vulnerable to a 2018 election hack | Elections officials have a lot of security work to do before November, state and federal officials tell Congress | DHS official: No sign Russia targeting midterms 'to the level of 2016'

Alaska: Anchorage assembly member: 'We had a huge increase in voter turnout'

California: After trial run, changed expected in California's vote-by-mail system | Sac County's mail-in ballots aimed to improve turnout, so did they? | New places to vote in Santa Clarita?

Florida: It's not easy to become a voter in Florida

Georgia: Fulton Co. commissioners are frustrated with election connection | Fulton Co. leaders urge action against elections official

Hawaii: Office of elections conducts drive-thru voter registration

Iowa: Cerro Gordo Co. working with secretary of state's office to secure voter information

Indiana: Third person accused of voter fraud in Lake Co. pleads guilty

Kansas: Election audits would maintain trust in system, candidate says | Appellate court rejects Kobach's request to block Douglas Co. grand jury probe | Randy Duncan hopes to become secretary of state

Kentucky: No easy fix; Improving Kentucky's voter turnout may be easier said than done

Maryland: Recount of 85K ballots in Baltimore Co. primary begins Thursday

Michigan: National group says Michigan needs early voting opportunity | Bieda, Miller raise political heat in Macomb Co. clerk race

Minnesota: Kandiyohi Co. precincts join the vote-by-mail ranks

Mississippi: County moves forward on relocating precinct

Nebraska: Early voting gets easier in Douglas Co.

New Jersey: Big bucks, big issues in moving elections from schools

New Mexico: Santa Fe voters may have say on moving city election to November

New York: Nixon touts plans to combat 'voter suppression' and make it easier for people in NY to vote

North Carolina: Local elections board ponders early voting schedule | State officials once again tasked with setting Orange Co. early voting details | NC counties deadlocked on early voting plans | WSSU eliminated as early voting debate continues | Orange, Wake counties deadlock on early voting plans

Ohio: Clyde offers plans for secretary of state's office

Oregon: Wyden blasts voting machines cos. over cybersecurity

South Carolina: Federal push to update voting machines like South Carolina's is heating up | Are Horry Co. voting systems vulnerable to an attack?

Tennessee: Voting machine inspection | Hamilton Co.'s elections protected by new cyber defense system

Texas: Brazos Co. community given chance to test potential new voting machines

Wisconsin: Day shelter helps Madison's homeless register to vote

Wyoming: Laramie Co. sees record number of early voters | Goshen Co. gears up for the primaries