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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

September 12, 2018

National News: On the sidelines of democracy: Exploring why so many Americans don't vote

Arizona: Hearing set over law barring collection of mail-in ballots

California: County asks community to 'Give a Day to Democracy' Nov. 6

Connecticut: CT and NY bolster cybersecurity in advance of election

Delaware: Task force approves new voting system for Delaware amid criticism

Florida: Florida's felon disenfranchisement system under intense national glare | Elections supervisors scramble to get Spanish-language ballots by Election Day | Sample ballots have to be printed in Spanish. That's a bad idea says Manatee Co. elections chief | FAU will serve as early-voting site for November midterms | Treasure Coast election office making last minute changes to sample ballots

Georgia: Petition for paper ballots in Ga. denied by state board | Fearing voting machine hacks, Georgians plead for paper ballots | Incorrect Ga. voter registration forms remain in use | Federal court asked to scrap Ga.'s 27K electronic voting machines

Illinois: Hastings represents Illinois at voter security summit

Indiana: Howard Co. prepares for Election Day

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. officials interested in open polling for future elections

Kentucky: Vets center in Hanson now a polling place

Massachusetts: Secretary of state officially orders recount | Lowell city attorney responds to Galvin's taking over primary recount

Minnesota: Stearns Co. adds two absentee voting locations for general election

Mississippi: Secretary of state talks about importance of voting to students

New Hampshire: Granite Staters head to polls for primary election | NH college towns report busy polls, turnout low elsewhere | Big meals in small towns for hungry NH election workers | Voter numbers robust at some polls, not others

New Jersey: Lack of guidance leaves county clerks in lurch | There's money for upgrading NJ election security, but little for paper trail

New Mexico: NM Supreme Court weights straight-party voting | Amanda Lopez Askin selected as Dona Ana Co. clerk

New York: CT and NY bolster cybersecurity in advance of election | Residents pack BOE to register before primary day | When do the polls open in NY on primary day? Depends on where you live | Bronx polling site closed for repairs may not reopen in time for voting

North Carolina: In rare moment, GOP sides with Dems to fight election subpoenas | Rowan Co. receives new ballot machines

Ohio: Secretary of state race: Candidates pledge to ensure fair elections, activity | 99-year-old council member, oldest poll worker in Franklin Co. passes away

Oklahoma: Phasing in online voter registration

Pennsylvania: Westmoreland schedules fifth open house for voting machines | Paper's back as government officials, advocates check out new voting machines | Someone making money from voting machine mandate, former commissioner says

Rhode Island: Mail-in ballots up ahead of primary | Electronic poll books rolling out in RI | Rare Wednesday vote could influence turnout in RI primaries

South Dakota: Say hello to the Sioux Falls voting centers again

Texas: Long ballot to add $140K in El Paso Co. election costs

West Virginia: State election commission approves $6.5M of grants for voting upgrades | Wood, Ritchie counties awarded grant money for election security | Cabell Co. receives grant to defray cost of new voting machines | City looks to raise pay for poll workers