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October 29-31, 2016

National News: How are controversial voter ID laws affecting voters? | States move to protect their voting systems | Voting rights group ramping up election protection efforts | Voting from a Native American reservation is much harder than it should be | Ahead of elections, states reject federal help to combat hackers | Some cities want their immigrants to vote | These companies made Election Day a holiday so employees may vote | 5 questions about early voting answered | Patagonia joins list of companies like GM, Spotify giving staff the day off for election | Voter complaints up as Election Day nears | Critics say these efforts constitute ballot box discrimination | Election Day promises to be a marathon

Alabama: Alabama ex-convict helps former prison inmates regain voting rights

Arizona: Maricopa Co. voting machines pass tests | AZ voter registration sees largest interval increase since 2008 | Will Arizona election be fraud free? Yes, and here's how | Appeals Court might revisit ballot collection law | Plan aims to cut polling place wait time to 30-minute maximum | Mourners to gather at Sunday's public memorial for Rose Mofford | Large number of early ballots returned

Arkansas: Election workers say new voting machines needed | NW Arkansas workers, machines vanquish election fears | Poll worker training in AR

California: Riverside Co. launches online voter info for those with disabilities | Problems not expected at Ventura Co. polling places | Contra Costa Co. voting info just a text away | How a ballot becomes a counted vote | SLO breaks voter registration, vote-by-mail records | Early voting draws long lines in LA | The price of voting by mail costs more than usual | Mendocino ballot processing begins | Long waits, interest high in SoCal early voting | Brie Larson's adventures in early voting are hilarious

Colorado: Denver officials say system is secure | In vote-by-mail Colorado, renewed talk of rigging | Still planning to vote-by-mail? Better hurry| Summit Co. voters experience issues with mail-in ballot system| Denver election officials say vote-counting system is secure | County clerk keeps fraud, the Russians at bay | Inside Denver Elections, lasers cut our ballots and adorable teams review them | Without evidence, doubt cast on Colorado's vote-by-mail system

Connecticut: Registrars test voting machines | Connecticut sets new vote registration record | Next generation of voters get a taste of the process | Hartford could lose their third registrar this election

District of Columbia: Wait times top an hour at some DC early voting sites | Early voting at District library goes on despite 2 gun incidents nearby

Florida: More voters questioning ballot security in Hillsborough Co. | Supervisor of elections: Calls about wrong votes on electronic ballots a hoax | Judge wants to know why voter verification has slowed | 107K registration applications approved during registration extension | 2 Miami women arrested for violating election laws | Judge sides with Broward supervisor of elections | Officials expect Election Day peace, but prepare voter safety plans | Lee Co. elections office spent $200K on radio ads| Bradenton Beach man wins mayoral contest in card game | Keys election chief: Don't believe everything you hear | Florida judge denies relief for ballot snafu | The ABCs...and even XYZs of Florida vote counting | Lakewood Ranch voter has upsetting experience at polls | Tussle at St. Augustine polling place

Georgia: Early voting becoming more popular | Smaller budget means fewer polling places | Gwinnett opening more early voting sites | Fulton elections director: Vote-rigging talk irresponsible, ignorant

Hawaii: Feds announce election integrity contacts

Idaho: Registering online still a dream for Idaho voters | How "food truck' voting is catching on in one Idaho county | Officials look to make polling place more accessible

Illinois: Clerk: Talk of rigged election false, unfounded | 485K of Illinois' 8M registered voters cast early ballots | Madigan addresses voters confused by mail-in ballots | 1500 absentee ballot requests found in RI post office | Sorry Mickey Mouse, write-ins must register to count | Champaign plans Election Day homage to Susan B. Anthony

Indiana: Vote sites hit the road | Voter group wants documents unsealed in Indiana search | Voter registration errors most likely mistakes, not fraud | Hoosiers share their votes with ballot selfies | Reporter harassed at polling place

Iowa: Vote fraud suspect arrested| Woodbury Co. election chief: Safeguards in place to prevent fraud

Kansas: Some Crowley Co. voters leery of voting machines | Orders from court, plus flood of new voters lead to delay in certifying voter rolls | Are ballot selfies illegal?

Louisiana: 'Obviously not a good decision' to keep VIP voting machine | Clerk of court addresses vote-tampering rumors | Ascension Parish election official attempts to allay fears | Thousands vote early| Restaurant co-owner named to elections board | Eager early voters endure long lines | Early voting in parish up from four years ago  

Maine: Maine officials assure workings in place for smooth election | Maine considers big change to election process | Maine poll workers prepare for Election Day | Maine is first state to consider ranked-choice voting

Maryland: St. Mary's officials confident in voting system | Voting watchdog group files complaint | Early voting surge caused parking problems | How well do you know Maryland's election laws? | Baltimore write-in ballots to be closely scrutinized | Thousands fill polling locations across state | Watchdog group charges some voters are not being allowed to vote

Massachusetts: Voters concerned about polling centers not checking ID | 500K likely to cast ballots in early voting in Mass. | Early voting a big hit | Voters take advantage of early voting option | Early voting meets with widespread approval

Michigan: Poll: Majority of Michiganders trust voting system | Ballot selfies not allowed in Michigan, federal appeals court rules | Berrien Co. clerk preparing for Election Day

Mississippi: Hosemann encourages voting | Voting rights groups ramp up efforts

Missouri: Missourians to decide on state constitutional change on voting | Violation of election laws comes with stiff penalties | Missourians casting absentee ballots face long lines

Montana: What are poll watchers and what will they be allowed to do? | Thousands have already voted in Yellowstone | Officials want voters to be aware of new polling places | Sanders Co. scrambling to deal with unexpected ballot problems | McCulloch reminds voters to keep eye on calendar | Election rigged? Not in Butte-Silver Bow officials say

Nebraska: Secretary of state expresses concerns over ballot selfies

New Hampshire: U.S. attorney establish Election Day hotline | Clerks, police prepare for Election Day | Voters concerned about voter fraud | NH skips trend of early voting

New Jersey: Judge sets hearing for voter intimidation suit

New Mexico: Early voters flocking to the polls | Lincoln Co. early voting breaks record | No write-in option on ballot | Albuquerque voter gets ballot returned in mail | A Voter's Guide: Secretary of State race

New York: State ballot boost fizzles | GOP nominates longtime worker for Onondaga Co. elections commissioner | Voter fraud possible Suffolk official says | Election officials talk security | Broome Co. officials battle allegations of rigging | Lawmaker: Let New Yorkers take ballot selfie

North Carolina: Mayor pro-tem concerned about voting machines | More than one million have voted early in NC | Court: DMV failed to properly register voters | Alamance Co. group rallies for voting rights | Selfie stations make waves during early voting | Early voting takes off with new Forsyth Co. sites open | Election officials: Man only voted once despite viral post | Durham Co. investigating loss of ballots in county commissioner primary | For 40 years, Renwick Pridgeon has helped Wake residents vote | Pilot program trains new crop of Iredell poll workers | Mailer misinforms voters of hours | In NC, a battel over voter suppression

North Dakota: Voting machines pass test

Ohio: Turnout of early voting trails past election years | Thousands take advantage of early voting | Churches ferry people to polling sites | Local BOEs assure election is not rigged | Some ballots apparently got lost in the mail | Voters can expect beefed up security on Election Day | Hundreds of Ohio absentee ballots lost after reaching sorting center | Hundreds march to BOE for early voting | New American citizens take advantage of early voting

Oregon: Potential new vote-by-mail bill | Both sides cry foul in race to become Oregon's secretary of state

Pennsylvania: MoCo expands office hours to receives absentee ballot applications | Local counties tackle voter concerns | Berks officials aim to quell fears | Western Pa. elections officer appointed | GOP lawmakers argue to lift poll watcher restrictions

Rhode Island: Rhode Island has record number of people planning to vote by mail

South Carolina: Is Richland Co. ready to run a smooth election this time? | Why no selfies? Think $20 or a pint of whisky | South Carolina lawmakers pushing for early voting | Voter intimidation concerns some Upstate party officials

South Dakota: South Dakota election officials reassure voters about ballot security | Early voting spells late night for election workers

Tennessee: Local election officials say rigging would be difficult | Tennessee rejects call to halt purge of inactive voters | Local officials say steps in place to secure the vote | With help from two new locations, early voting breaks record | He was set to plead guilty. But first, he had to vote

Texas: Texas officials refute 'vote-flipping' claim | Officials: Flag ballot problems pronto | Evans Co. elections officials comment on rumors | Rumors of rigged election spread as early voting continues | Campaign-related clothing leads to voter arrest | 'Vote flipping' reports called voter error | Texas civil rights advocates air concerns about voter ID issues | TRO granted in voter ID lawsuit filed against Bexar Co. | Early voters find ID controversy at the polls | Hundreds in Texas call election protection hotline citing misinformation, intimidation | Polling site access presents challenges for voters with disabilities | 'Vigilante-style' voter suppression claims in Tarrant spark federal complaint | Some Texans vote with a stamp, not at the polls | Voting complaints in Texas include confusion over ID | Early voting starts at a fever pitch | Some voters unaware of polling place rules | Mail ballot complaints | Cameron Co. provides accessible and interactive sample ballots | Tip to Halloween voters in Texas: Leave your mask at home | Activists say voter ID continues to cause confusion | Early voting sites expand | Bexar Co. sued | Valley View candidate bloodied in scuffle at polling site | Accessible, interactive sample ballots available |

Utah: Election officials urge Utahns to vote

Vermont: Secretary of state to host election discussion | Cash incentives worry secretary of state

Virginia: Charlottesville electoral board test voting machines | Loudon Co. is prepared for voting | Former Virginia man arrested for voter registration fraud | Registrar's office educates on absentees | NoVa absentee voting on the rise | Prince William Co. urging absentee voting | Student confusion about absentee ballot persists | Amid 'bad karma' a Va. county takes extra safety measures for 2016

Washington: County offers drive-thru voter registration | Letters being send about voter pamphlet translations | What happens to your ballot before it's counted

West Virginia: Early voting process running smoothly | Natalie Tennant inspires seniors at high school

Wisconsin: Solicitor General says state's voter ID law is 'quite permissive,' should be model for US | Early voting a breeze going into last week | 10 things voters should know before Election Day | Brown Co. polls may be crowded | County clerk's race focus is on elections | Hack the vote? Not likely says Rock Co. officials

Wyoming: Democracy's gatekeepers ensure election integrity