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Friday, 22 June 2018

June 22, 2018

National News: Voting machine vendor treated election officials to trips to Vegas, elsewhere | New election security bill introduced | Senate election security bill picks up momentum after stalling | State election officials stress the importance of paper trails | Officials at odds over real, perceived threats to state voting systems | Federal funds, expertise helping secure local elections | States need more money to secure the vote. Congress is unlikely to send it by November

Alaska: Elections Division: No vote by mail for Anchorage in state elections

California: Bill would give free postage for mail ballots |

Colorado: Elections office reaching out to voters | Unaffiliated voter situation improves in Pueblo Co. | Hundreds of unaffiliated voters in Arapahoe Co. have voted incorrectly in primary | La Plata Co. clerk's office says thank U to firefighters

Delaware: Same-day registration and early voting pass Delaware House

Florida: Voter experience should be focus for Duval elections advisory panel, councilman says | League seeks court order to allow early voting on campus | Court urged to reject state rights restoration process | Hillsborough voters to decide on nonpartisan elections | PBC voters, beware: Your polling place may have changed

Georgia: Invisible barriers for disabled people in Augusta

Illinois: Kane Co. clerk feels pressure of meeting needs of Aurora voters

Indiana: County to adjust security guidelines for elections

Kansas: Ruling affects 109 voters in county

Kentucky: Reducing number of precincts saved county $2600 in workers

Maine: Ranked-choice voting fans hope Maine's experiment pays off | Maine secretary of state calls ranked-choice voting a success | Wiscasset absentee ballots sent to state without vote night tally

Maryland: Voters cast record number of ballots as early voting wraps up | As early voting concludes in Carroll, election volunteers lead the way

Massachusetts: Write-in workshops planned for 'unique, not unusual' primary

Michigan: State funds will allow for security upgrades for elections

Minnesota: Kaardal urges special session after polling place apparel ruling

Mississippi: Secretary of state pleads with public to vote in runoff

New York: Voters who wear candidates' names in polling places will be asked to cover them up

North Carolina: Thwarted before, NC GOP wants photo ID mandate | Photo ID mandated headed to House panel debate | Efforts to revise ID bill fail

Ohio: Biden endorses Clyde for secretary of state | Weber is new election board member

Oklahoma: Oklahoma man's mistake kept him from early voting

Pennsylvania: New voting machines on the horizon for Westmoreland Co.

South Carolina: New election ordered for some voters in Florence

South Dakota: Despite a snafu, counties sticking with vote centers

Tennessee: Voting machine inspection dates announced | Officials: Cybersecurity program will help protect Rhea elections

Utah: DHS scanning Utah's voting system for weak spots

Wisconsin: Wisconsin reverses ban on some overseas absentee ballots

Thursday, 21 June 2018

June 21, 2018

National News: States seek more money to secure elections | $150M in federal funds for election security is already out the door | Obama's lack of response may have emboldened Russia election meddling: former officials | Senate Intel hearing today could alter Russia investigation report

Arkansas: Johnson Co. buys new voting equipment

California: California secretary of state comments on proof-of-citizenship ruling | LA County selects IBM Security Services to review voter roster error | Voter's Choice Act Update: Madera Co. certified its vote Tuesday; Nevada Co. looking to certify Thursday or Friday | Judge rules SLO elections office may process mismatched signature ballots | Endless tally: Sac voter participation takes off, while results take forever | Election officials on Koreatown Neighborhood Council Election: 'We have not seen anything like this before'

Delaware: Delaware may award voting machine contract before releasing bid info

Idaho: Secretary of state's office to update elections software

Illinois: Aurora election commission officially closed

Iowa: Secretary Pate joins national election security summit

Kansas: Kansas official tells counties to comply with court ruling | Kobach to continue the fight against ACLU on voter registration

Maine: Technical glitch delays state RCV ballot count | County residents react to ranked-choice voting system | Results of nation's first ranked-choice voting election are in

Maryland: 'Rides to the Polls' campaign continues to bring people to early voting sites

Michigan: Snyder signs election legislation | Zeeland Twp. approves new election equipment payment agreement

Minnesota: Minnesota elections chief calls for greater security

Missouri: Voter fraud much greater threat than election hacking, Ashcroft says | Blunt hearing on election cyber threats detours into Ashcroft-prompted scrum over voter fraud

Montana: Missoula election workers recount too close to call primary

Nevada: Human error, tech problems cause of double voting in primary election

New Mexico: Las Cruces LWV celebrating 50 years of service

New York: Village of Lewiston election results could be challenged | County BOE to make sure Morristown dissolution vote is fair | Ortt criticizes Cuomo's parolee voting plan

North Carolina: New early voting law may reduce early voting sites | Vetoes of election bill fails

Ohio: Sherrod Brown introduces bill to stop voter purges

Oklahoma: New early voting center opens near Broken Arrow

Oregon: Oregon DMV and elections officials cite no problems with new county ID program

Texas: Dallas man goes to jail after voter fraud plea | Abbott orders emergency special election

Utah: Vendor 'hiccups' delay primary ballots | Voter turnout already higher than usual in most Utah counties for primary elections

Vermont: Condos backs election security bill in Congress

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

June 20, 2018

National News: Bill to help states secure elections absente from defense spending package

Alabama: Selman orders election boxes opened after poll worker mistakes

Arkansas: New voting system hardware expected in county this week | Polling location changed for runoff

California: Ballot counting remains on hold in SLO race

Colorado: Why 159 Larimer Co. residents' votes won't count | Biden throws weight behind for secretary of state hopeful | Freemont Co. has received more than 5K ballots so far

District of Columbia: DC primary sees low turnout

Florida: Counties sue to remove amendments from November ballot

Illinois: Training aims to stop poll workers' errors from disqualifying votes

Indiana: Allen Co. election board to consider vote-security plan

Kansas: Voter registration confusion | Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

Maine: Ranked-choice voting tabulation expected to begin Wednesday | Ranked-choice ballot count runs in to technical problems | Ranked-choice ballot count delayed due to memory stick issue | Lewiston among 5 towns whose ballots must be rescanned

Maryland: Ballot problem solved for some Frederick Co. voters | Rogue sample ballot referred to state prosecutor's office

Massachusetts: Galvin debates Zakim in Swampscott | Barnstable looks to change two polling places

Michigan: Bear Creek clerk to retire after 30 years                                   

Nevada: Following Nevada primary, questions linger about glitches in Clark, Washoe counties | Biden endorses Araujo for secretary of state

New Hampshire: NH seeking $3.1M in election security funding, other federal assistance

New York: Monroe man pleads guilty to voter fraud in Bloomingburg

North Carolina: NAACP says lawmakers again attacking voter rights | Overrides of vetoes on 2 election-related bills halfway done

Ohio: Juneteenth celebration focuses on Ohio voting rights

Pennsylvania: Constables need certification to work elections

South Carolina: Candidate wants election declared invalid, voters to return to polls

Tennessee: Tennessee prepares for the worst to ensure the best at election time | A look at election security in Tennessee | Voter fraud in Williamson Co.? Counsel looking at allegations ahead of early voting

Utah: Despite a court order, Navajo voters say little has changed in San Juan Co.

Vermont: Election security effort brings Vermont secretary of state to DC

Virginia: More than 400 Va. voters assigned to new districts after state review of map errors

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

June 19, 2018

National News: Bureaucracy and politics slow election security funding to state

Alaska: State officials hope to avoid confusion over voting after city holds first mail-in election

California: Petition to change county elections hits problem after new law is re-read | Judge issues restraining order against SLO county clerk's office |Officials by Friday to count ballots of voters whose names went missing from voter rolls

Colorado: Hundreds of Colorado's unaffiliated voters incorrectly returning two ballots

District of Columbia: What DC voters need to know for the primary

Florida: Alachua Co. officials warn about potentially misleading election mail

Illinois: Half of federal election security funds will go to cyber program | Election manager to train on cybersecurity

Indiana: Elkhart Co. clerk honored for service

Iowa: County auditors, voting system vendors to attend cybersecurity training

Kansas: Federal judge strikes down Kansas proof-of-citizenship law | Kobach says he'll appeal voter registration ruling | Secretary of state hopeful talks voting rights | The Latest: Kobach to appeal voting rights ruling

Maine: Ranked choice totals to be revealed Tuesday | Collection, count go on after ranked-choice voting in Maine | Election results could be in by Tuesday

Massachusetts: Belmont's town clerk receives Town Clerk of the Year award

Nevada: Potential double voting in Clark Co. discovered | 43 double votes may prompt redo of Clark Co. election

New York: Cuomo order parole officers to help eligible ex-cons register to vote | Lawsuit says voting system in Long Island shuts out Latinos | Johnson City Central School District no longer polling locations

North Carolina: State leaders to consider proposed voting amendment changes

Ohio: County awaits directions on voter rolls | Husted expects lawmakers to pass voter purge policy

Oklahoma: Cleveland Co. has polling place change | After prison, many Oklahomans are banned from voting for years

Pennsylvania: Millennials were the only generation whose voter turnout increased in Philly this year

South Dakota: Technical glitches delayed SD election results| Primary voter delays prompt push for change| After Pennington Co. election bungle, Krebs says paper backups needed

Tennessee: Madison Co. election commission set early voting hours

Texas: El Paso elections chief opposes Ohio ruling

Utah: Ballot delayed for many Cache Co. voters, expected to arrive this week

Virginia: More misassigned voters found in Va.

Monday, 18 June 2018

June 16-18, 2018

National News: Dozens of states tighten election security, by going back to paper

Alaska: City prepares for special election

Arizona: Two groups of young people aim to shake up Arizona's voter rolls | Secretary of state hopefuls trade barbs in Mohave Co. debate

California: California to spend $134M securing voting systems ahead of November elections | Registrar rejects signatures for election reform measure | Behind the scenes of Shasta Co.'s vote counting process | California counties see higher turnout under new vote model | Compton files restraining order against SLO Co. elections office | Five counties, 2 in Bay Area, report mailed ballots boost turnout

Colorado: Hundreds of primary votes won't count in El Paso Co. | Two ballots aren't better than one; hundreds of ballots won't count

Connecticut: Wallingford registrar of voters petitions for ballot spot after losing nomination

Florida: Rick Scott fires back in election-year early voting lawsuit | Supervisor of elections warns voters about misleading mailings

Georgia: Lack of paper trail a concern amid fears of election hacking

Hawaii: Hawaii gets $3.2M to thwart election hacking

Illinois: Why Illinois counties are getting $13.2M to safeguard voting information from hackers | High court ruling on voter registration worries McLean Co. clerk candidate | Macon Co. struggling to find election poll workers

Iowa: Voters without IDs a small share of primary electorate

Indiana: Anderson, former mayor to pay $30K in ballot lawsuit

Kansas: Well-known Republican seeking secretary of state nomination

Kentucky: Coin toss decides magistrate race

Louisiana: Polling places to be relocated

Maine: Process to count ranked-choice ballots expected to take a few days | So who won 2 of Maine's Democratic primary contests? Scanning, scanning... | Political 'Survivor': Ranked-choice gets underway | Waiting game drags on as Maine adjusts to ranked-choice voting | Maine elections chief compares ranked-choice vote count to 'trying to get through a burning barn in a gasoline suit'

Maryland: Early voting centers in MoCo receive influx of voters

Massachusetts: Belmont's town clerk receives 'Town Clerk of the Year' award

Michigan: Democrats propose changing legal voting age to 16

Minnesota: Supreme Court strikes state law banning political apparel in polling places

Montana: Election counts took longer due to write-ins

Nevada: Nevada to consider changes after court's voter purge ruling

New Jersey: Citing safety concerns, Rooney bill prohibits using schools as polling places | Florham Park clerk weighs in on voting in schools

North Carolina: NC Republicans are back with a new plan for strict voter laws | House OKs changes to early voting | Cooper vetoes elections bills

North Dakota: Al Jaeger secures NDGOP letter of support

Ohio: County get new voting machines

Pennsylvania: Changes to Pennsylvania's election process being considered | Use of schools as polling places questioned

South Carolina: Horry Co. finds unaccounted for votes

Tennessee: Court ruling likely won't affect Putnam voters

Texas: Harrison Co. seeks new election equipment after vendor change | Starr Co. election probe quietly moves forward

Wisconsin: State elections commission to send 348K postcards urging voter registration | Voters with disabilities need help too: Class teaches how

Friday, 15 June 2018

June 15, 2018

National News: Study: Legislators who back voter ID laws are less likely to respond to Latino constituents | Supreme Court delivers TKO win on political apparel ban | The science of elections

Alabama: Secretary of state's office: No estimate of Alabama voter ID need | DA asks secretary of state to send election monitors

Arizona: Maricopa Co. aiming to make voting easier for deaf, hard of hearing

California: Why did ballots take so long to count | Compton's lawyers demand county stop processing ballots with mismatched signatures | County identifies election map errors

Colorado: Unaffiliated voters surge in primary

Florida: Lee Co. elections office warns voters of misleading mailings

Georgia: Ga. panel looks to phase out state's 16-year-old voting machines

Illinois: Aurora city council questions bill for election mailings | Clerk: Supreme Court did not OK mass voter purges | SCOTUS decision on polling place buttons could have local effects

Indiana: St. Joseph recount to continue

Maine: Ballot pickup begins for ranked-choice count | Ballots start arriving in Augusta

Michigan: Democrats propose changing voting age to 16

Minnesota: Voting system in good shape according to secretary of state | Supreme Court strikes down political apparel law | Supreme Court throws out Minnesota voter attire law

New Jersey: Losing candidates want recount | How much does it cost Bayonne to hold a municipal election?

New York: Assemblyman criticizes possible felon voting memo

North Carolina: Pierce says voter ID likely to gain passage | GOP proposal would drop final Saturday from early voting | Legislation to take away popular early voting day speeding through Legislature

North Dakota: Will Gardner withdraws from secretary of state race | Man robbed, assaulted Tuesday outside Bismarck polling place

Ohio: Ohio reviewing SCOTUS ruling on what voters wear to the polls | Bamfield now BOE director

Pennsylvania: New voting machines coming to Mercer Co. in 2020 | Complying with governor's edict could be expensive, leaders say

South Carolina: Why did it take so long to get Horry Co. primary results | In SC, losing voting rights after a felony conviction, not a life sentence | 'Error' during primary caused Hilton Head race to flip-flop

South Dakota: Server connection problem blamed for election day problems

Texas: New voting machines for Orange Co. to save county money | Election apparel ban struck down, similar Texas law still in force | Harrison Co. seeks new election equipment | Robstown resident pleads guilty to voter fraud

U.S. Virgin Islands: At first BOE meeting following Supreme Court ruling, disarray, confusion

Vermont: Does Vermont purge voter rolls?

Virginia: Long day for workers in Montgomery Co.'s F-3 precinct--no one came to vote

West Virginia: Commission considering new voting machines

Thursday, 14 June 2018

June 14, 2018

National NewsVoter confidence is the biggest election security challenge, DHS cybersecurity officials says

Arkansas: Susan Inman backs vote-by-mail |

California: New voting system slows count for some counties | LA County invests $300M in new voting system | Counting mail-in ballots takes time, Nevada Co. officials say

Colorado: Voto Latino sets sights on Colorado in voter registration effort

District of Columbia: DC inmates cast ballots in primary

Florida: Okaloosa supervisor of elections warns of potentially misleading mailouts | Committee backing felon rights restoration raised $400K in May

Georgia: Work begins to replace Georgia's digital voting system | Elections board votes to amend bylaws | Govt. watchdog group advises members to cast absentee ballots in Ga. elections | Next week's Macon-Bibb election may be proof that every vote counts | Fulton schools may keep students home on election day for security

Idaho: Like Ohio, Idaho purges voters from roles--but they can re-register at polls

Iowa: Bremer Co. polling site closed an hour early during primary

Kansas: Google Earth developer comes home to run for secretary of state

Kentucky: Coin toss decides magistrate race

Maine: What's next in ranked-choice tallying | What does ranked-choice voting mean for voters in Maine? | Backers: Ranked-choice 'here to stay' despite hiccups | The aftermath of ranked-choice voting | Couriers to deliver ranked voting results to Maine's capital | Maine's ranked-choice voting requires some patience

Massachusetts: Challenger comes a-calling

Michigan: In Michigan, Crosscheck serves as a tool, not the final say | Bill would allow 16-year-olds to vote

Minnesota: New voting equipment to be used in August primary | New voting equipment | New voting equipment to be used in August primary

Missouri: Missouri's voter ID law faces legal challenge from national progressive group

Nevada: Lyon Co. primary goes smoothly

New Mexico: GOP candidate drops out of secretary of state race

North Carolina: If voter ID referendum passes, can it survive a legal challenge?

North Dakota: Gardner still expected to drop out after winning GOP primary

Ohio: State, local officials respond to Ohio voting purge court ruling | Clinton Co. BOE move put off | After SCOTUS ruling, local election board to (eventually) resume voter purges| Grant to cover mandated software for disabled voters

South Carolina: Voting machines in Horry Co. still have votes on them that need counting | Greenville Co. primary: What caused long waits at the polls? | Eight voting machines in Horry Co. not closed properly | Greenville Co. elections addresses malfunctioning machines | Laye: Voting machines getting older, less sensitive | Florence Co. election officials calls delay in election results 'embarrassing' | Hearing to decide whether some votes cast Tuesday count | Two Horry Co. races headed for recount

Tennessee: TN voters have plenty of opportunities to avoid being 'purged from registration lists' | Shelby Co. commissioner wants new voting machines ASAP

Texas: County to purchase new voting machines

U.S. Virgin Islands: Walker: Board of elections must revisit nine months of actions

Utah: New law lets voters prevent state from selling their voter registration information

Vermont: Condos: SCOTUS did not do what it 'should' have in Ohio

Washington: Inslee, Wyman launch Governor's Student Voter Registration Challenge

West Virginia: Warner: SCOTUS made right decision on Ohio voter law

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

June 13, 2018

National News: Counties using voting machines with security flaws might have to use them for years | Dems unveil push to secure state voting systems | After Supreme Court ruling, voting rights advocates fear more aggressive purges | Voto Latino announces goal to register 1M voters by 2020 | Bills to protect US elections against foreign meddling are struggling

Alabama: County NAACP protests Shelby Co. v. Holder polling place changes

Arizona: Native Americans try to boost turnout: 'Our ancestors couldn't vote, but we can'

California: Experts on California election panel warn of 'voter fatigue' | Pricey voting system approved by LA Co. board of supervisors | Solano Co. registrar of voters is finishing up ballot counts, results still stand | Why Sacramento Co. is taking so long to count ballots | Around 100K ballots still uncounted in Alameda an Contra Costa counties | Race for San Francisco mayor continues, so does ranked choice voting controversy

Colorado: Denver's Haul-n-Votes mobile voting center announces 2018 primary election locations

Florida: Group to flood Florida with voter registration forms | Thousands of Floridians could be removed from voting lists

Georgia: Dougherty Co. election officials prepare for general primary runoff

Iowa: Auditor: Verification process irks Scott Co. voters

Louisiana: Democrat Renee Fontenot Free jumps into secretary of state's race

Maine: New voting system credited for good primary turnout | With first ranked-choice election, LePage says he 'probably won't' certify the elections | Mainers weigh-in on using ranked-choice voting | Ranked-choice voting, spoiled ballots draw attention at local polls | Voting machines malfunction delaying results in Camden | Maine voters choose to keep new ranked-choice system | Governor, secretary of state clash over ranked-choice voting | Voter turnout strong as Maine uses ranked-choice voting for the first time | Maine's top election official: Primary turnout mixed

Michigan: Michigan uses controversial voter registration check | Saginaw voters testing new voting machines

Nevada: Officials say Reno voting-machine issues fixed | Washoe officials looking at reports that candidates were left off ballots | Some hiccups during voting in Nevada primary | Ballot issues resolved in Washoe, Clark counties | Churchill Co. experiences smooth voting | Tech issues delay vote count in Pershing Co.

New York: Safety concerns at school polling sites

North Carolina: As North Carolina updates voting machines, officials probe the line between hanging chads and hacking | Could old-fashioned voting machines resolve hacking threat? | What you need to know about the proposed voter ID amendment | Dozens gather in Fayetteville to oppose voter ID amendment

North Dakota: Voting starts off slow, but with no issues | 18,300 votes cast in Cass Co. | GOP candidate for ND secretary of state top vote getter despite exiting race | Dunn Co. election worker celebrates more than 40 years of working the polls | Breaking down the costs of an election | Voting location confusion prevents some from casting ballot

Ohio: Voting equipment to be upgraded in every county in Ohio | Elections board deputy director resigns | No Ohio voters will be purged before November election, secretary of state says | Lucas Co. to improve voting access for disabled residents

Oregon: Wyden-Merkley bill would require paper ballots, audits

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania's voter registration purge: How it works

South Carolina: Voting machines at one Spartanburg Co. precinct forced to operate on battery power | Officials say voting in Lakelands running smoothly | First-time poll workers get their first voter | Charleston-area polls open without issue | Machine problems, power outage causing issues at some Upstate polling places | Voters hit the polls despite the bad weather | Some Berkeley Co. voters learn polling place locations have changed | Voters turn out to cast ballots in relatively smooth primary | Primary results delayed in Greenville Co. due to broken vote counting machines | Results trickling in late for Florence Co. elections | Horry Co. race results could change after machine issues

South Dakota: Voter ID system glitches still questioned

Tennessee: Election commission now part of system to share information about online threats and vulnerabilities | Officials say cyber security program will help protect Montgomery Co. elections | Cheatham Co. enrolls in national cybersecurity program

Texas: Democratic chairwoman petitions for weekend voting in Victoria

U.S. Virgin Islands: Unified BOE squabbles, but fails to act

Utah: Utah may move to special elections to fill legislative vacancies | Duchesne Co. addresses ballot mishap

Virginia: On primary day in Virginia, officials say they're preparing for more cyberthreats against elections | Most find new polling places OK in Albemarle Co. | Arlington elections remain safe from cyberattacks, local and federal officials say | Roanoke electoral board accused of violating open meeting and records laws | Registrars report low turnout across Virginia | Dedicated election workers continue to volunteer

Wisconsin: Chippewa Co. board votes to buy voting machines

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

June 12, 2018

National News: Most voting equipment has been around longer than iPhones | Supreme Court upholds Ohio's purge of voting rolls | A new controversy erupts over whether voter ID laws suppress minority turnout | Effects of Supreme Court voter roll decision appear limited

Alaska: What does the Supreme Court decision mean for Alaskans?

Arizona: Arizona's method of purging voters from rolls more lenient than Ohio | Demand for recount backfires on secretary of state candidate

California: California tried a new voting system. What we can learn from the experiment | Why Shasta Co. is still counting ballots | Over 6K ballots still uncounted | New mail-in systems slowing elections | Imperial Co. closer to processing all ballots | Orange Co. primary turnout highest in 16 years

Delaware: SCOTUS decision likely won't change voter purging system in DE

Florida: Florida cracks down on potential voter fraud

Georgia: Commission to meet in Cobb Wednesday to discuss Georgia's next voting system | Counting votes calls for accuracy, not speed

Illinois: Illinois voters always considered 'active'

Indiana: Federal judge blocks voter registration law | Judge blocks plan to purge Indiana voters before November election | Commission recounts absentee ballots in St. Joseph Co. sheriff race

Maine: Last minute voter questions answered | Here's how the BDN will cover Maine's first ranked-choice election | As Australia and the Oscars go, so goes Maine? | Ranked-choice voting causes confusion ahead of primary

Maryland: Homeland Security monitoring election agencies | Election system ready for cyber threats, officials say

Massachusetts: Coalition pushes for passage of automatic voter registration

Minnesota: Voter roll purge won't happen in Minnesota

Mississippi: New voting machines draw praise

Montana: Recount for tied Gallatin Co. clerk and recorder race

New Hampshire: AG's office rules on Rindge absentee ballot complaints

New Jersey: Palisades Park provisional ballots counted tonight

New Mexico: Libertarians question counting protocol for write-in votes

North Carolina: NAACP threatens to sue over voter ID requirement | State voter ID bill sparks renewed debate

North Dakota: Federal appeals court denies state's request in ND voter ID case | Making voting accessible for everyone

Ohio: New voting equipment may be coming to Ohio's counties | Supreme Court upholds Ohio's purge of voting rolls | Kathleen Clyde would end voter purge process if election secretary of state, Frank LaRose would not | Ohio's voter purge system upheld by SCOTUS

Oregon: As Ohio purges voter rolls, Oregon is going in the other direction

Pennsylvania: Replacing York Co.'s outdated voting machines: Looming deadline, big bill | Pa.'s voter registration system will be audited over hacking concerns

Rhode Island: Early voting looks headed for impasse again in Rhode Island | Making elections nonpartisan to be on Portsmouth ballot

South Carolina: Primary electioneering claims unfounded, Millburn police say | Smiles, manners help workers at the polls; communication key for smooth election day | Official: SC voters should have 'confidence' in election | Hundreds voting by absentee ballot ahead of Pee Dee elections

South Dakota: 'Simple math mistakes' left 164 ballots uncounted after primary | Counting ballots better late than never in Minnehaha

Tennessee: Cybersecurity program will help protect Williamson Co. elections

Texas: County voting system upgrade to be complete by November | Judge denies new trial for Texas woman sentenced to five years for illegal voting

U.S. Virgin Islands: AG to elections board: Actions taken separately invalid

Virginia: As popularity of absentee voting grows, depth of data declines | Frederick Co. officials prepare for full day of action as election day approaches | Local woman pleads guilty to voter fraud

Wisconsin: Could schools become voter-free zones? | Supreme Court ruling means Wisconsin can keep purging voter rolls every 4 years

Wyoming: Would mail-in ballots work in Wyoming? | Laramie Co. Clerk Debra Lee seeks first elected term

Monday, 11 June 2018

June 9-11, 2018

National News: Senators introduce election security amendment to defense bill

Arizona: Voter registration hacking attempts: What the state is doing about it

California: Amid heated SF mayor contest, pressure mounts to repeal ranked-choice voting | LA County launches independent review of error that left 118K voters' names off polling place rosters | Number of mail-in, drop-off ballots slows count in Sacramento Co. | Sonoma Co. voter participation reaches 48 percent | LA Co. registrar seeks independent review

Colorado: PSA: If you're an unaffiliated voter, don't accidentally turn in two ballots

Connecticut: Rose Scarpa, former registrar of voters, dies at age 88

Florida: Lake supervisor of elections moves into 'more user-friendly' space | Unique FSU course explores Florida's legal battle over felon voting rights | Marion Co. graduate headed to Florida A&M wins supervisors of elections scholarship

Hawaii: Puna election plan in place

Indiana: Federal judge blocks Indiana from enforcing voter purge law

Kansas: Probe of Kansas vote-fraud guru will continue | Appeals Court: Douglas Co. must call grand jury to investigate Kobach's office

Louisiana: Suit on parole voting rights goes to La. high court

Maine: Getting ranked-choice results could take up to a week | Ranked-choice voting looms over Maine election | LePage to SOS: 'I am dismayed' with ballot question wording | Maine voters to use ranked-choice voting | Maine voters to decide on whether they'll rank candidates in future elections

Maryland: Maryland taking steps to ensure ballot security ahead of primary

Massachusetts: LGBT leader presses Galvin on 'mixed' gay rights voting record

Michigan: Grand Traverse Co. introducing new voting machines

Minnesota: Attorney for Thao asks for case to be dismissed

Nevada: Primary to feature new technology and new voting machines

New Hampshire: Judge steps aside from voting law case | State AG's office closes two election inquiries

New Jersey: Somerset Co. freeholder not allowed to give doughnuts to poll workers

New York: Agreement reached to bring polling sites back to LeFrak City complex

North Carolina: Lawyers: Law punishing felons who vote is racist | Charged with voting illegally, she's challenging an NC law for its 'racist origins'| Rally planned in Fayetteville to oppose voter ID amendment

North Dakota: No voter registration point of pride, unease in North Dakota | After voter ID changes, election officials not expecting many hiccups Tuesday

Ohio: Clark, Champaign officials hoping for state approval for 'critical' new voting machines | Cera applauds passage of voting equipment funding bill | Supreme Court to decide case on purging voter rolls

Pennsylvania: The tech behind the vote

South Carolina: Palmetto Project gives 'I Voted' stickers a makeover in time for primaries

South Dakota: Voting mishaps were 'human error' election official says in heated county commission meeting

U.S. Virgin Islands: USVI Supreme Court rules for single elections board | Supreme Court uphold single BOE

Virginia: Virginia battens down the hatches against election threats | Area poll worker feels forgotten by Caps parade date selection

Wyoming: Wyoming county clerks draft mail-in ballot bill for Legislature | State HR manager makes run at county clerk