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September 2018

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

September 19, 2018

National News: The cyberthreats that most worry election officials | Hear Dolly Parton's suffrage anthem 'A Woman's Right'

Technology News: Instagram will promote midterm voting with stickers, registration info | Symantec takes on election hacking by fighting copycat websites

Alabama: Merrill: State election systems never hacked

Arizona: Graham Co. recorder encourages voter registration | Not just an IT issue: Records show more complaints about Maricopa Co. election day

Arkansas: Voting demonstrations happening today | Voting machines donated after flood damage

California: San Diego Co. ballot will be bigger, cost more to mail | Changes to Contra Costa Co. ballots | LA Co. urges eligible voters--in jail or out--to register now

Colorado: Secretary of state Wayne Williams says his record qualifies his candidacy

Florida: Poll workers needed for general election | FIU likely to get early voting site | Election transparency activists ask: What has gone wrong in Broward Co. | Alachua Co. to offer Spanish sample ballots | GOP: If college students get campus early voting in Miami-Dade, what about elderly?

Georgia: Ga. will use electronic voting machines this fall as paper ballot case falters | Ga. district is ordered to redo primary | DeKalb Senate candidate claims people voted after polls closed

Guam: Registrars will be at schools, university, college to register young voters

Indiana: County holds voting equipment test

Iowa: Woodbury Co. will spend $375K on voting equipment

Kansas: ACLU sues for Johnson Co. voting records from primary | ACLU sues for names of Johnson Co. voters whose ballots were rejected

Kentucky: Ethics opinion further complicates a 2019 campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes | 'We're no longer independent.' Kentucky BOE hears plea from staffer | The Kentucky state board of elections is in chaos as Election Day nears. Here's why | Tensions between Grimes SBE staff

Louisiana: Two polling locations permanently moved

Massachusetts: City launches early voting site

Michigan: Benson pledges to make it easier for military to vote | Michigan election law challenge will take time, judge says

Nevada: Clark Co. expands voter access for municipal elections

New Jersey: No evidence of fraud in Dover, judge says

New York: State Senate to hold hearings on Cuomo's voting rights restoration order

North Carolina: Florence complicates the NC election process

North Dakota: New technology to enhance November election | Libertarian secretary of state primary recount cost $5K

Ohio: These machines could change Montgomery Co. voting for years | Montgomery Co. voters test new polling technology in mock election| Denise Smith named to Portage elections board

Oregon: State uses Facebook to push voter registration | Prepping cybersecurity for elections

Rhode Island: Things got ugly at BOE after '98 primary

Tennessee: New potential voting machines for Shelby Co. on display | Tennessee library to build women's voting rights exhibit

U.S. Virgin Islands: VI elections system to celebrate National Voter Registration Day

Vermont: Should noncitizens be allowed to vote? Council blocks question from ballot

Virginia: Why college students don't vote absentee? They don't know where to buy a stamp

West Virginia: WV to use blockchain-based mobile app for mid-term voting

Wisconsin: Students learn to register to vote with Milwaukee organizations | Former Milton clerk receives lifetime achievement award

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

September 18, 2018

National News: 5 states will vote without paper ballots | Yara Shahidi and Jimmy Fallon encourage voting with Schoolhouse Rock-inspired video | Rock the Vote launches civics push ahead of midterm elections | The overlooked link in election security | Media-backed organization behind 'I Am A Voter' pins reveals upcoming initiatives

Alabama: Voter information available on secretary of state website

California: Placer Co. gears up for Nov. 6 general election |Lawsuit claims potential voters stuck in naturalization limbo | Brown signs Every Vote Counts Act into law

Delaware: Delaware's first new voting machine in decades are on their way

Florida: Forgotten rule bars LWV from registering students at Brevard schools | Duval SOE to city council: There will be early voting at UNF, EWC | UCF identifies early voting site for November | City Clerk announces his retirement | Lakeland Commission declines to support felon voter registration amendment | Mailers shaming voters make the rounds in Seminole Co. | Lake City election in question after candidate files complaint

Georgia: Federal judge denies motion to force Ga. to adopt paper ballots for November | Fayette Co. maintains voting security | Federal judge rejects paper ballots for 2018 Ga. election | Greeting voters: WASCO clients trained as Election Day volunteers

Illinois: Local officials emphasize training for cyber attacks | What Illinois has learned about election security since 2016

Indiana: Call for poll workers as vote center decision looms in Dearborn Co.

Kansas: Kansas spends millions to increase election security

Kentucky: Kentucky AG investigates Boyd Co. election complaint | Murray High, Poplar Springs precincts will have first crack at e-poll books

Maine: Dunlap: Election preparations continue despite governor's veto of funding bill

Massachusetts: Turnout exceeded 1M in primary | Fans of ranked choice voting see an opportunity in Massachusetts

Michigan: Oronoko Twp clerk challenges voter registration proposal | Secretary of state candidate speaks out against same-day registration | Lack of straight-party voting option predicted to confuse absentee ballot voters

New York: North Park Annex designated as polling place

Nevada: Voter registration drives may become a thing of the past

North Carolina: Subpoena of election records challenged| Hurricane Florence could have impact on November election

Ohio: Ohio to pay for new Washington Co. voting machines | Zip code error returns election mail to sender

Tennessee: Group focused on improving black voter turnout statewide

Texas: Starr Co. agrees to $55K settlement | Electronic voting machines may favor candidates on ballot, not write-ins | Final Step: Judge dismisses voter ID challenge

Virginia: Loudoun Co. plans improved tracking of emailed ballots for Nov. midterms | Fairfax Co. ballots escape Florence flooding | Turning Point Suffragist Memorial to be built in Occoquan Regional park

West Virginia: Ex-secretary of state employees settle wrongful termination suits for nearly $1M | Morgan Co. man arrested for voting illegally in two states | 'Redshoes' name causes WV Supreme Court ballot issue

Wisconsin: Elections commission hires new staff aimed at increasing elections security

Monday, 17 September 2018

September 15-17, 2018

National News: 'Cap, Gown, Vote!' is helping to register eligible high school students to vote | NPR/Marist Poll: 1 in 3 Americans think foreign country will change midterm votes

Arizona: Cochise Co. residents assured voter registration postcard is not a scam

California: Marin Co. elections officials holding voter registration challenge this month | Here's how Cal State Long Beach, California secretary of state will work to get college students to the ballot box in November | Student on a mission to boost CSUF voter registration

Connecticut: Poll workers needed on what could be a busy Election Day

Delaware: Delaware to use paper ballots in 2020

Florida: How local groups are helping voters register for November | Miami-Dade moving to have early voting on college campuses | Hillsborough Co. searching for Election Day poll workers

Georgia: In Ga., a legal battle over electronic vs. paper voting | What switching to paper ballots would mean for local elections offices

Illinois: Not all WCIL counties onboard with election cybersecurity upgrades | In Springfield, selfie station available when early voting starts | DuPage Co. training election judges | Danville, Vermilion election officials not ready to consider consolidation

Iowa: Secretary of state candidates talk voter ID, election security | What rights should formerly incarcerated people have?

Kansas: Hodgkinson wants to improve elections | Different county policies could impact Kansas voting | Brian McClendon plans to increase voter turnout in Kansas as secretary of state

Kentucky: Personnel Board votes to investigate Grimes' use of voter registration database | E-poll book update: Two will be used in Pulaski Co. | Bevin makes appointments to state board of elections | County clerk's office explores future voting precincts

Massachusetts: After chaotic House race, some call for new system | Some on Beacon Hill push for reform | Council peeved by Galvin 'mud' toss

Michigan: Clerks continue to educate voters | GOP secretary of state nominee joins Detroit Today | Accessible voting class prepares individuals with disabilities and those needing assistance

Mississippi: Hosemann visit 'promotes the vote'

Montana: Missoula Co. to mail absentee ballots in early October

New Jersey: Dems ask Hanlon to correct VBM letter | Morris deadline extended until Sept. 19 for those confusing 'vote by mail' forms | GOP appealing Passaic ballot ruling

New York: Suffragist City Parade celebrates voting rights | Election officials explain primary day ballot shortage | Precinct 3 gets temporary polling location in Saugus

Ohio: What are Ohio officials doing to protect your vote? | State to pick up cost for new voting machines | Secretary of state race: Candidates pledge to ensure fair elections | Decision delayed on new Miami Co. voting equipment | Tuscarawas Co. BOE take steps to keep November vote safe and secure | Miami Co. election officials can't agree on new voting machines

Pennsylvania: Voting on campus: At Haverford College, they want to, but can't

Rhode Island: State archives opens new exhibit on the history of voting | Four candidates seek primary recounts

Texas: Quirk in Texas law means registrars cannot block suspect addresses from voter rolls | Elections office takes on voter outreach

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections supervisor announces early voting schedule

Washington: Getting out the Vote: Perry Tech takes part in statewide effort

West Virginia: Monongalia, Marion, Preston counties receive grants to boost election security | Mon County scores $275K election security grant | General election deadlines approaching, electronic voting equipment to be used, officials say

Wisconsin: Wisconsin officials prepare for potential election hackers | How hackers could attack Wisconsin's elections and what state officials are doing about it | Some state election security jobs still not filled | A conversation on election security

Wyoming: FBI briefs Wyoming, county officials on election security

Friday, 14 September 2018

September 14, 2018

National News: How to hack an election | Lawmakers warn election interference order does not go nearly far enough | The overlooked weak link in election security | Feds brief House Oversight on election security

Arizona: Voting rights groups urge court to force AZ to act on voter registrations

California: LA Co. to see additional non-English voting help at the polls in November

Connecticut: Preston voters reject moving polling place

Florida: Young Dems, GOP make case for voting college campuses | Manatee Co. SOE reaches out to Haitian community | Banning early voting on campuses is wrong, but Miami-Dade still said no

Georgia: Federal judge weighs throwing out Ga.'s electronic voting machines

Guam: Bordallo continues to push for voting rights for US territories

Illinois: Peoria Co. election commission moves

Kansas: Kansas plans to spend $4.6M on election security

Maine: LePage veto of extra election funding stands as Legislature finally adjourns for 2018

Massachusetts: Recount begins | Five days, 37 cities and towns and 89K ballots: The recount begins | Selectmen approve relocation of voting precinct

Michigan: Dorr clerk preparing response to FOIA request

Minnesota: Routine meeting avoids addressing laundry list of primary problems

New Jersey: Is new voter law sparking confusion? Murphy: It will work. Lawmaker: It sucks

New Mexico: GOP leaders accuse clerk's office of mishandled voter records | Secretary of state's office reformatting ballots | Court ruling on straight-ticket voting draws mixed reaction | Little time for new clerk to prepare for election

New York: De Blasio's son experiences voting screw-up at polling station | Former chief clerk of Brooklyn BOE remembered as loyal friend | Reports of 'mass confusion,' but also 'massive turnout' at some poll sites | More NYC primary voters find their names missing from voter rolls | Why NYC voter rolls were missing names again, explained | Voters in NYC report problems at polling locations | LI school cancels activities after sex offenders allowed to vote | Primary day anomalies likely to affect already low voter turnout | Democratic ballots run out after large voter turnout in Buffalo | Monroe Co. officials look into problems with how some ballots were distributed | Paving creates parking issues for primary voters

North Carolina: Elon Votes helps students cast ballots away from home

North Dakota: Secretary of state candidates spar over ID, tech

Ohio: Precinct workers will see hike in election day compensation | Cuyahoga Co. BOE bolstering cybersecurity leading up to midterms

Pennsylvania: New voting machines for next presidential election? Centre Co. looks to upgrade | Auditor General broadens election security efforts | Philadelphia election board workers get pay raise | Butler Co. voters could be permitted to take ballot selfies

Rhode Island: Primary draws more voters in area than in 2014, but fewer statewide | Recounts sought in four races

Texas: Woman who took cousin's identity to be deported for voting | Star Co. settles ACRU lawsuit over election database | Pecan Creek parents voice concerns over campus serving as polling place

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board to address candidate questions, concerns

Utah: Easier voting laws in Utah aim to improve voter turnout

West Virginia: Warner assures election cybersecurity is intact | County clerk's office receives $22K grant

Thursday, 13 September 2018

September 13, 2018

National News: Discriminatory voter laws have surged in the last 5 years, federal commission finds | Protection of voting rights for minorities has fallen sharply, a new report finds | President OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections | Election laws may discourage some from voting, even if they are allowed | DHS: 'Real' progress on election security, but 'great deal' remains

Alaska: A political consultant's work was scrutinized amid Anchorage voter fraud allegations. Now he's dead

Arizona: Maricopa Co. elections chief: No guarantees November will go smoothly | Fontes won't work with same contractor for general election | Fontes won't release report, focused on 'successful election in November'| Judge asks why Arizona voting lawsuit was filed so close to election | Appeals court rejects Democrats' challenge to Arizona's voting laws

California: The price tag for elections in small districts can loom large, due to costly voter guides | Mail-in ballots in LA County to undergo changes for upcoming elections |

Colorado: Most voters cast ballots via mail, not in person | Election security exercise

Delaware: New $12M voting machines will provide paper trail

District of Columbia: Mail-in voting in DC gains traction

Florida: St. Lucie Co. supervisor of elections to be honored for 30 years of service | Elections supervisor adding early voting precinct at USF | Duval elections supervisor to decide this week on early voting site at UNF | Last minute changes made to sample ballots

Georgia: Federal judge weighs throwing out Ga. electronic voting machines

Guam: Election results certified

Illinois: County clerks assuming responsibility for Aurora and DuPage | Illinois about to launch one of the nation's strongest election cybersecurity systems

Kansas: Counting your vote in Kansas sometimes depends on where you live

Louisiana: La.'s voting machine contract winner defends selection

Maine: LePage blocks bill to fund ranked-choice voting for November elections

Massachusetts: Lowell responds to election concerns raised by Galvin | Kennedy School ramps up voter registration | Longtime city clerk retires| North Andover poll worker, volunteer icon retires

Michigan: Former elections lead endorses 'Promote the Vote' | Central student government funds Buses to Ballots initiative | Montcalm Co. clerk remains in serious condition after accident

Minnesota: MN election security: Where do we stand? | Simon welcomes presidential order on election meddling

Mississippi: Cybersecurity on election priority meeting set

New Hampshire: Primary election sees increased same-day registration

New Jersey: New vote-by-mail law raises concerns over confusion

New Mexico: High court blocks plan to restore straight-party voting

New York: State bolsters cybersecurity ahead of fall midterms | AG candidates raise prospect of criminal charges after voter purge | What parents should know about new parolee voting plan ahead of primary day | Officials speak out against parolees voting at schools

North Carolina: Cooper talks Hurricane Florence preparedness

Ohio: Montgomery Co. voters can test-drive new voting machines | Stark Co. gets look at new voting machines | Some Ohio voters will get to test voting machines ahead of 2020 race

Rhode Island: RIT has its first on-campus voting site | Newport voter turned away because of 'software issue' | Warwick reports low turnout | Providence polling location opens 20 minutes late, workers don't have password

South Carolina: Who does SC's voter ID law stop from voting? The answer may surprise you

South Dakota: Dawes Co. moving to all-mail elections

Texas: Bell Co. unveils new voting machines

Utah: Washington Co. joins vote-by-mail trend

Vermont: VT SOS discusses election security ahead of November

Virginia: After critical report, Northam says Va. election problems won't happen again | Virginia spends none of $9M grant on midterm election security | Fairfax Co. registrar fired just days before election faces felony drug charges

Washington: Even with postage paid, voters couldn't send ballots on time

Wisconsin: Election experts recommend paper ballots for 2020

Wyoming: Roughly one quarter of Wyomingites voted absentee in primary

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

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

September 11, 2018

National News: How can election groups get out the vote when just half of Americans say the process is 'fair and open' | Election security a 'priority' DHS official tells states at Missouri summit | On the sidelines of democracy: Exploring why so many Americans don't vote | Election officials work to protect against hacking, and bolster voter confidence | Better cooperation between states an US can help safeguard midterm elections, officials say

Tech News: What election security funding means for state and local CIOs

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

Arkansas: Poll: Overwhelming support for voter ID | Pine Bluff airing out | Voting centers established in Craighead Co.

Colorado: Pueblo art project stresses importance of voting

Delaware: Petition to audit primary election results fails to delay certification

Florida: Ex-felons in Florida could get their voting rights back sooner

Georgia: Judge will decide whether to order Ga. voters to use paper ballots | Ga. will keep using inaccurate voter registration forms ahead of midterms | Election error may have cost Ga. representative his race | Voter registration error exposed 14 years later

Guam: GEC postpones tabulation of absentee, provisional ballots

Indiana: Counties urged to switch to voting machines with paper trails | Cass Co. voting systems pass test

Louisiana: Secretary of state candidate asking for freezing of voting machine contract process

Massachusetts: Mass. elections chief investigating Lowell and Lawrence | Secretary of state seizing control of Lowell, Lawrence election offices | Concord sees significant turnout increase in primary

Mississippi: Hosemann to host voting forum on Tuesday

Missouri: Better cooperation between states an US can help safeguard midterm elections, officials say

New Hampshire: Hearing on SB3 wraps up | Behind the scenes: A hidden routine for secret ballots in Concord | New Hampshire has the third latest state primary date in country | NH primary election hotline for voters

New Jersey: Dems' bill pushes Murphy to move faster on new voting machines

New Mexico: Toulouse Oliver stands firm on straight-ticket voting | Straight party issue spurs Libertarian to run for secretary of state

New York: Warren Co. deals with voting machine problems | Local lawmaker, sheriffs oppose sex offender voting in schools

North Carolina: Does requiring a photo ID to vote discriminate against minorities? NC leaders weigh in | North Carolina DMV also receives voting records subpoena

North Dakota: Appeals court hearing arguments on voter ID

Rhode Island: RI readies for Wednesday primary | Rare Wednesday vote could influence turnout in RI primaries

Texas: Online voter registration taking baby steps in Texas | Election volunteers playing vital role in Nacogdoches Co. election process

Virginia: Montgomery Co. group helps voters get photo IDs | Reports finds problems with Va. elections systems

Wisconsin: Eau Clair Co. clerk asks for $10K for more election ballots

Monday, 10 September 2018

September 8-10, 2018

National News: With Voting Rights Act weakened, black church networks seek more voters | US inmates mark end of prison strike with push to regain voting rights | US wages 'cyber combat' to protect elections

Tech News: This fall you may be voting with obsolete voting machines and ancient software

Arizona: Republicans couldn't vote for hours at one Phoenix polling place during primary | Despite issues, record 1.2M votes cast in primary | Every vote counts, so vote absentee | Appeal of ballot harvesting decision headed to federal appeals court

Arkansas: Jefferson Co. election commission building experiences water damage

California: USC and Unruh Institute of Politics rolls out new voter platform | San Bernardino Co. elections office pushing towards November without full time registrar

Colorado: Postal Service expects record number of ballots to hit mailboxes this fall

Delaware: Voter turnout impressive in Thursday's primaries

District of Columbia: DC awarded $3M for new election security & upgrades, $0 spend as midterms loom

Florida: Marion SOE issues warning about voter registration | Pacso voters asked to register pets, children, deceased relatives to vote | Voting officials say security is in check ahead of elections | Federal court orders 32 Florida counties to print sample ballots in Spanish | Duval Co. SOE says ballot vendor taking steps to avoid printing errors in November

Georgia: Statewide tour wants to see voting changes | John Oliver appeals to Floridians to restore voting rights for felons

Guam: GEC: Provisional ballots won't count | Certification of election results moved to Sept. 12

Illinois: This fall you may be voting with obsolete voting machines and ancient software | Adams Co. improves voting access for elderly, disabled

Indiana: Political party leaders clash over replacing state's voting machines

Iowa: 1906 voting machine

Kentucky: Todd seeing changes in voter poll sites

Louisiana: La. elections chief pushes back on voting machine contract protest | Annual voter education week in Ascension Parish

Maryland: A UMD coalition has registered about 300 voters so far this school year

Massachusetts: Voter ID featured in Amore's election security plan

Michigan: Read the official summary of Proposal 3 | US Supreme Court won't intervene in straight-ticket voting case

Minnesota: Republican secretary of state candidate hurt in parade-float crash

New Hampshire: New and improved ballot system being used for blind voters this election

New Mexico: Secretary of state firm on straight-party voting | AG defends secretary of state in ballot dispute | Santa Fe schools plan challenge to Local Election Act

New York: Proposed bill would let schools 'opt out' as polling sites | Sex-offender parolees pardoned by Cuomo can vote but only after 7pm | What can you wear to polling places on primary day? | $100K salaries, patronage appointments to Nassau BOE

North Carolina: State elections board to challenge federal voter records subpoena | Local BOEs 'pleased' with extended subpoena deadline | Early voting hours after work, Sundays higher than 2014 | Officials prepare for November election | Gaston Co. grand jury indicts woman for voting | NC's BOE fights back against ICE request

North Dakota: Pros, cons of approval voting aired at forum

Ohio: LaRose pushes for fair elections

Oklahoma: OK voters can update information online

Pennsylvania: Counties: Cost will be big hurdle for new voting machines | Pa. touts civic program to get more teens to register to vote

Rhode Island: Due to computer glitch, ineligible candidate listed on ballot

Tennessee: Scott CO. man honored for 45 years of assisting elections | Secretary of state invites tour of election-related records

Virginia: Radford to consider adding precinct as turnout grows

Wisconsin: Voter survey aims to unearth disability issues at the polls

Wyoming: Jim Byrd touts qualifications for Wyoming secretary of state

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

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