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November 6, 2016

(Editor’s Note: Electionline will be posting Election Dispatches throughout the day on Tuesday November 8. Be sure to check them out at www.electionline.org.)

National News: Some schools, wary of voting disturbances, cancel classes | 'Getting twitchy': Election threats have cyber experts worried | Report: Sources warn of pre-election terror threat in multiple states | Uber adds polling place locator on Election Day | Uber, Google, Zipcar will help you get to the polls | How a hostile nation could disrupt the U.S. election | Cyber 'SWAT' teams gird for Election Day troubles | International election observers head to US polls in bigger numbers this year | Judge denies Dems' request to block RNC poll watching | When your polling place runs out of 'I Voted' stickers--election to customize your own

Alabama: Voting machines: County must pay for upkeep

Alaska: Alaska elections director: Division ready for election | Election FAQ: Selfies, take-backs, guns and more | Early voting numbers on the rise in Alaska

Arizona: Long lines as early-voting locations close | County officials anticipate smooth election | Judge finds no evidence AZ voters will face intimidation | US court block AZ ban on ballot collection; goes to Supreme Court | Arizona can ban ballot harvesting, Supreme Court says | Extra poll workers, computers can't stem long waits | Judge rules evidence lacking in voter intimidation lawsuit

Arkansas: Jefferson Co. constables and deputies to be present on Election Day

California: Counting votes getting under way | LA County just ran an election night simulation. How'd it go? | Sacramento Co. sees increased number of early voters | More Hmong Siskiyou Co. residents allege harassment; say many afraid to vote

Colorado: Judge allows voters to post ballot selfies | Pregnant woman stops by Boulder clerk's office to vote before hitting hospital | What Colorado election officials are doing to keep polling places safe | Students create voter awareness video for native tribe

Connecticut: Voter registrar races uncontested in Danbury area

District of Columbia: Maryland and DC both set records in early voting

Florida: Early voting in Florida will exceed 5M | Early voting concerns causing many to wait | Seminole Co. early voting at record high

Georgia: Georgia smashes early voting record

Idaho: Bannock Co. election officials prepare for Election Day | Many voters frustrated with last-minute polling place change

Illinois: Woman admits voting for dead husband | Anticipated record turnout brings per-vote cost down | Rockford and Winnebago open new polling place

Indiana: Indiana poised for early voting record | Long-time election worker's 1st rule: Vote | Poll workers' paychecks missing information | Election inspector tallying votes one last time | Monroe Co. poll workers will include many teens | Bloomington church polling place opening chapel during voting

Iowa: Voting numbers down despite early voting push

Maine: Behind the scenes: The absentee ballot process

Maryland: Maryland and DC both set records in early voting | Maryland will audit all votes cast in general election | Early voting in Anne Arundel doubles previous record | Early voters show up at the polls in Maryland

Massachusetts: Early voting ends in Mass.; Nearly 1 million ballots cast

Michigan: County clerk shares insights about election fraud | Secretary of state talks election security

Minnesota: Election Day security | Judge hears election judge case | People behind the polls | In final stretch, Minnesota elections offices have longer hours and growing workload

Mississippi: Area clerks: Extra security in place to protect voting process | Rigged vote 'unlikely'

Missouri: Family raises concerns after 90-year-old with Alzheimer's votes | Greene Co. election judges train as Tuesday nears | Multiple checks and security measures protect election fairness | Missouri county clerks warn voters of messages, websites with wrong polling location | Homelessness and disabilities can create barriers on Election Day

Montana: Officials continue preparations ahead of Election Day | Voters advised to hand-deliver remaining absentee ballots | Gallatin Co. adds drive-up option for absentee ballots | Five reminders for Election Day

Nebraska: No do-overs for Nebraskans | If you're planning on voting early in Douglas Co., prepare for long lines

Nevada: More than 57K Clark Co. voters cast ballots on final day of early voting | Random citizens can contest your voting right in Nevada | Allegations of voter fraud | Long lines part of frenetic finish to Nevada's early voting cycle

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. GOP file complaint over polling instructions | County election officials ensure voting is secure

New Mexico: Poll: Toulouse Oliver has substantial lead | NM has rule on poll watchers and challengers

New York: Protecting the vote in Putnam and Dutchess | Local experts weigh-in on terror threat ahead of Election Day | Judge lets ban on selfies remain in NY | NYC BOE prepares for huge turnout | Poll inspectors prepare for busy day | Polling site with candidate's name on it irks NYC voters | Agreement reached on purged voters | Election officials cite fraud safeguards | City braces for BOE problems as Tuesday's vote nears

North Carolina: Gov. Jim Hunt urges extension of early voting hours | Early voting way up: 44 percent cast ballots in Buncombe | Poll monitors, lawyers will be on hand for election | Officials complete recount

Ohio: Surge in early voting has some BOE sites experiencing long lines | Jailed sheriff can still vote--but it's complicated | Ohio mailer has Cuyahoga Co. voters concerned and call the BOE | Locals share concerns about elderly relatives voting | Reissued absentee ballots making their way back to the BOE | Putting on elections is not easy | Cuyahoga Co. early voting running smoothly | New traffic flow expected to improve efficiency at polls | Poll workers can handle troubles | Trumbull Co. voters receive wrong voting info

Oklahoma: Cost limits Oklahoma's early-voting opportunity | Nearly 55K vote early on Thursday in Oklahoma | Election board prepares for Tuesday

Oregon: Oregon asks feds to investigate 'apparent voter suppression' | Late contributions flood into secretary of state race

Pennsylvania: In case Tuesday is 'really dicey,' poll watchers prep | Absentee ballot deadline extended in suburban Philly| Montco extends deadline for accepting absentee ballots | Amid challenges, thousands of Delco voters getting provisional ballots

South Carolina: Richland Co. voting going smoothly ahead of election

South Dakota: Observing South Dakota polling places on Election Day

Tennessee: Tennessee early voting sets new record | TN sets early voting record, but turnout not as strong in cities | Historic election breaks early voting record | Physical disabilities not a deterrent for voters | Legislators teaming up to repeal ballot selfie ban | Blount Co. breaks early voting record | Some officials believe Hamilton Co. needed more early voting sites

Texas: In last day of early voting, Travis, Williamson break turnout records | Travis Co. clerks say they did not get as many early voters as they were hoping for | Early voting numbers see about 36 percent turnout | Record accomplished | Early voters set new record in Brazos Co. | With early voting over, preparation for Election Day begins | Duty done for half of county's voters | 'Super-lines' coming to a polling place near you on Election Day | East Texans react to possible terrorist threat | 41 percent of voters cast early ballots in McLennan Co. | Smith Co. sets new record for early voting | Border early voting surge shatters records| Harris Co. prepares for Election Day | Cox counts the votes on election night | Harris Co. poll workers brace for Election Day

Utah: Election officials urge Utahns to get ballots in, fear long lines on Tuesday | Mail-in ballots have been coming in, and so have the questions

Virginia: No known Election Day threats, SBOE director says | Area officials prepping for Election Day | Prince William Co. faces stress test of post-2012 election | Man with gun outside of Virginia polling place | Retiring Montgomery Co. registrar: It was a 'good ride' | New voting machines in Prince William require you 'mark the vote' | One small-town election has a different look this year in Botetourt Co.

Washington: What happens to your ballot after you vote? | At least 42 percent of Pierce Co. voters have turned in ballots | Early votes arrive as Washington prepares for election night |

West Virginia: Wayne Co. deputy clerk says this election busiest yet

Wisconsin: Wisconsin sets early voting record | GOP leader wants to limit early voting

Wyoming: Secretary of state responds to possible voter suppression| Wyoming led the country in women's rights for decades