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Thursday, 06 September 2018

September 6, 2018

(Editor’s Note: Due to work-related travel, electionlineToday will post by 8am Eastern on August 6 and 7. Thank you for your patience).

National News: Polling places in black communities continue to close ahead of November elections | Michelle Obama to headline voter registration rallies in Las Vegas and Miami | ICE, Justice subpoena voter records from North Carolina | 'Our house is on fire," Election officials worry about midterms security | Latino activist group to launch multi-million dollar voter registration drive | DHS ramping up election security coordination

Tech News: Tech mobilizes to boost election security

Alaska: Citing absentee ballot concerns, petitioners call for recount in close Kenai Peninsula primary

Arizona: County approves funding for audit of election issues | Maricopa Co. supervisors grill Fontes | County supervisors ask Fontes: Why didn't you tell us about election troubles? |

Arkansas: Washington Co. clerk candidates talk voting, other processes | Election commissioners seek counsel on HS Mall polling site | Clerk: County to have 10 'super polls' for election | Voting centers coming to Baxter Co.

California: California DMV may have botched 23K voter registrations | California DMV mishandled thousands of voter registrations | LA residents will vote again on changing city's election date

Colorado: Election officials study up on cybersecurity | Elections make for a busy season for post office, clerk and recorder

Florida: Spanish-language ballots an 'impossibility,' 32 counties say | 300 mislaid ballots counted Aug. 30 | Voting rights amendments backers release new ads

Georgia: Kemp could be forced to testify at paper ballot hearing

Guam: GEC denies new ballot recount | Court nod sought to hand count 907 ballots with crossover votes

Massachusetts: Ballots in House race impounded | Ballots in House race ordered sealed | Lowell Clerk: About 100 counted ballots not included in final totals | Human error showed massive turnout in one primary race and had the wrong candidate winning

Michigan: Federal appeals court: No straight-ticket voting in November

Missouri: Webster Votes pairs with national group to prepare for general election. | Ex-con wants to raise awareness for voting rights | No new election in St. Charles Co.

Montana: Missoula organization informs people with felony convictions about their voting rights

New Mexico: AP Explains: How straight-party voting evolved in NM | NM Libertarians nominate new secretary of state candidate | 14 apply to be the next Dona Ana Co. clerk

North Carolina: ICE, Justice subpoena voter records from North Carolina |ICE demands 'exhaustive' voting records from North Carolina | New voting machines, ballots delayed | Feds subpoena area counties' voting records | Feds subpoena Dare, Currituck counties' voting records | Pitt Co. among 44 receiving ICES subpoena for voter records

Ohio: Miami Co. debates new voting system, puts off decision

Oklahoma: Voters can update information online starting next week

Pennsylvania: City councilwoman proposes that Sept. 25 be proclaimed Voter Registration Day | County poll workers training on new system

Rhode Island: Voters can expect some changes at primary polls | RI elections board OKs late additions to voter rolls | Rhode Island targets election security | New poll pad technology set for statewide rollout | Cities and towns working to rectify voter lists

Texas: Travis Co. to adopt new voting system, paper trail | Rusk Co. tables contract for statewide voter security checkup