National News: DHS offers help securing elections--on a voluntary basis | Some Republicans acknowledge leveraging voter ID laws for political gain | Polling places become battleground in US voting rights fight

Alaska: Candidate files lawsuit against state officials over election

Arizona: New polling place on Tempe campus

California: How a woman's dead cat was asked to register to vote | Santa Rosa hiring special prosecutor to look into election fraud | County elections division seeks poll workers for November election

Colorado: Election system deemed secure

Connecticut: Registrars seek $15K salary bump, benefits

Florida: Amendment to restore voting rights to Florida felons clears key hurdle | Vote-by-mail ballot requests getting closer to 1M

Georgia: One of the nation's most unique election partnerships is in Ga. | Kemp to implement UWG poll worker program statewide | Willie Greene explains 'checks and balances' that make electronic voting system secure | Group targeting Chatham Co. nonvoters

Indiana: Marion Co. prepares for a huge Election Day turnout | Election board replaces damaged voting machine | Vote center sites approved, one location changed

Kansas: With proof-of-citizenship voting law under siege, Kobach battles on multiple fronts

Kentucky: 100 new voting booths expected to speed up November election | County clerk's election office taking shape

Massachusetts: Local clerks prepare for early voting | Revised early voting schedule adds time at Holyoke Soldiers' Home

Michigan: Lawmakers moves to repeal straight-ticket voting ban

Mississippi: Thompson fears possible cyberattacks on voting system

Missouri: Clay: 'Voices of suppression' behind Missouri voter ID referendum

New Jersey: Student election certified by county clerk

New Mexico: Star Center won't be voting place option

North Carolina: Wake Co. officials secure additional early voting locations | Wake refuses to move two polling places

Ohio: In 2014, group said US voting machines needed to be replaced | Out-of-state students weigh impact of voting at home or schools | Youngstown native appointed director of Franklin Co. BOE

Oregon: New motor voter registrants swell Oregon voter rolls

Pennsylvania: Voter registration effort is confusing residents, say frustrated election officials | In wake of lawsuit, voter registrations up at Pa.'s county assistance sites | Students start petition to categorize voting as an excused absence

South Carolina: Coalition holding events to counter 'suppress the vote' efforts | Director of Richland elections held in contempt

Tennessee: Demo, event to educate East TN voters with disabilities

Texas: Can this Texas county fix America's voting problem? | Meet the man at the center of the battle over the Texas voter ID law | Denton Co. brings in extra help for elections | Elections administrator resigns, interim administrator named | DOJ claims Texas is violating voter ID court order | Local groups educating voters and urging registration

Vermont: Condos: State is taking 'every precaution' to prevent cyberattack

Virginia: After legal fight, GOP seeks felon voting rights changes

Washington: Wyman, Podlodowski tangle in secretary of state race | Secretary of state wants to add ballot boxes | Dubious voter turnout claims in race for secretary of state

West Virginia: Tennant hopes to secure another term as WV secretary of state | Clerk hosts new voting machine demonstrations around the county