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Friday, 07 September 2018

September 7, 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: Expert panel calls for sweeping election security measures | 6 ways to fight election hacking and voter fraud, according to an expert panel | For older voters, getting the right ID can be especially tough | Congressional Black Caucus says Kavanaugh would weaken Voting Rights Act protections | DHS secretary talks election security during NORAD Northcomm visit | How officials and citizens can protect the integrity of their elections

Alabama: Elections complaints from 2016, 2017 special election resolved

Arizona: Fontes refuses to deliver promised report on election problems

Arkansas: State election board weighs use of mall as polling site

California: Homeless people can vote too | Vowing fix, California officials acknowledge issues with DMV voter registration program | Motor Voter sparks unusual spike in 'no party' registrations at California DMV

Colorado: County officials work to keep elections secure | Homeland Security head: Colorado tops US in vote security | Colorado-based election prep summit included topics like cybersecurity threats and fake news | Colorado drills doomsday hacking scenarios with election officials | 'War games, election-style': Colorado's county clerks prepare for election night | Colorado elections brass practice for a hypothetical 'worst election day'

Connecticut: CT to beef up cybersecurity in advance of general election

Florida: Secretary of state discusses cybersecurity ahead of general election | Hillsborough to open early voting site as USF

Georgia: County backs off precinct consolidation plan

Guam: Perez: Certify election or break federal law

Idaho: Secretary of state assures election security ahead of midterms

Illinois: DuPage election officials deny records request | Gubernatorial candidates comment on ranked-choice voting | Peoria Co. election commission moves to new home next week

Iowa: New voter ID rules lead to ballot denial mix-up in Mid-Prairie school board election | Auditor's office: Iowa City special primary election cost about $25K

Massachusetts: Amore feels squeezed by election calendar | New election chief: Low voter turnout in Brockton, but not 'abysmal' as expected | Malden polling places ran low on ballots, but all votes got in | How do recounts work?

Michigan: Initiative to expand voting access OK'd for Michigan ballot | Michigan certifies voting-rights proposal for midterm | Wayne Co. election officials explain primary night snafus | Local clerks responding to 'Emily' FOIA request

Missouri: Voter Crosscheck may wrongly purge Missouri voters from voting rolls | Homeland Security secretary to speak in Missouri about election security

New Jersey: Linden school board pushes to end primary voting

New York: Sex offenders may vote at schools--but only after 7pm | 9/11 anniversary and Rosh Hashanah move primary day to next Thursday | The path to becoming an underpaid, underappreciated and absolutely necessary election poll worker

North Carolina: New poll shows just how little North Carolinians know about what they'll be voting on | Feds now say they will wait until January for ballots, election docs | ICE's move to seize millions of voter records stalled after N. Carolina officials balk | Elections boards caught off guard by subpoenas

Ohio: Rep. Bob Gibbs introduces bill to require citizenship proof for voter registration

Texas: Nueces Co. asking for 10 years to complete ADA projects | How the elections office keeps your vote secure on Election Day

Utah: Navajo leaders say San Juan Co. has 25% of tribe listed in wrong political boundaries, they seek state's help to fix it

Virginia: William & Mary working to restore voting rights to former felons

Wisconsin: Clayton Twp. has primary election voting issues | Experts discuss vulnerabilities in Wisconsin elections