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Friday, 08 December 2017

December 8, 2017

National News: Members of WH commission speak to conservative group

Alabama: New voting machines for Montgomery Co.

Colorado: Former Colorado GOP chairman found guilty of voter fraud

Florida: Dolphins complete voter registration campaign

Georgia: A look at how election recounts work in Atlanta | Norwood seeks evidence of 'voter intimidation' in Atlanta mayor race | Absentee ballot delivered to Fulton Co. voters days after run-off elections end

Illinois: Illinois' Cook Co. says it can fix election hacking, if it just had the money | Lawsuit challenging Chicago election audit loses in landslide

Kansas: States raise security concerns about Crosscheck

Kentucky: 700 new voting machines will change how Louisville ballots are cast in 2018

Michigan: Poll location moving to city hall | Detroit city clerk makes pitch for $20K raise

Mississippi: Candidate finds anomaly in runoff election

Missouri: Jackson student designs new 'I Voted' sticker

Nebraska: Election technology in Nebraska is 'extremely behind,' senator says | Lincoln, Omaha want to keep own elections, not move timing

New Mexico: Procedural questions on ranked choice remain

New York: Lamm sentenced to 10 months in prison for voter fraud scheme

North Dakota: Burleigh Co. changing how people vote on Election Day

Ohio: Mayoral hopeful claims fraud, seeks new election | Cuyahoga Heights village council race determined by coin flip

Pennsylvania: York Co. plans changes | York Co. details lack of internal controls in post-election report

Virginia: Recount scheduled for Fredericksburg-area race

Wisconsin: UW-Rock County students aim to build a better ballot box | Judge declines punishment for ineligible La Crosse voter | Horicon felon fined for voting illegally

Thursday, 07 December 2017

December 7, 2017

National News: Senate Intel chair doesn't plan legislative push on election cyber

Alabama: Voting machines tested in Madison Co. | Gardendale voters will see new technology at the polls for special election | Absentee ballot applications are up for special election

Colorado: Pick a name, draw a card: How a peculiar Colorado law settled three tied elections this year

Florida: New Florida bill could help those with convictions restore voting rights | Community group suing Riviera Beach, supervisor of elections |

Georgia: The times they are a-changing: Fulton vote tally over before midnight | What it took for Fulton election results to go up before midnight | Recount in Atlanta mayor race could be next week

Iowa: State, local officials prepare for new voter ID law

Kentucky: Sen. Reggie Thomas pre-files bill to bring early voting to KY

Louisiana: Advisory panel hears concerns about state voting laws | Voting Rights: Differential access?

Michigan: Detroit's partial election recount goes into second day

Mississippi: Man indicted for voter fraud in Lowndes Co.

Montana: Secretary of state: Montana has no voter fraud issue

New Jersey: $50K milestone, expanded hours for Hunterdon Co. clerk

New York: Judge nixes council speaker's plot to put pal on elections board

North Carolina: Winterville election results heading to court

North Dakota: Secretary of state Al Jaeger has re-election plans | New voting stations give Burleigh Co. some options

Pennsylvania: York Co. plans changes to election process after confusion at the polls | Winning by a single vote? Happens all the time

Virginia: Va. Dems seek special election for Fredericksburg-area House race | Recount dates set

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

December 6, 2017

National News: House urging states to secure voting infrastructure before 2018 | WH election commission plans to create massive voter database

Alabama: Secretary of state says group misrepresenting voter information in ads | Sample ballots marked for Jones found in probate judge's office

Colorado: Ex-GOP chair blames diabetic episode for voter fraud | No quid pro quo in free pizza and rides to the polls, DA rules | Tied election decided by pulling name out of a bowl

Connecticut: City begins appeal of new primary ruling

Georgia: Atlanta race poised to move to recount | Gwinnett advocates push for Sunday voting

Guam: Election reform measure fails to pass

Idaho: Idaho launches new voter registration web portal

Iowa: Possible gas leak forces Cedar Rapids polling place to move

Kansas: Disabled Americans lost voting rights under Kansas law

Kentucky: State workers cost taxpayers $100K in false election leave claims

Louisiana: Secretary of state asking how much it will cost to change the way La. votes | New registrar sworn in

Massachusetts: Without primary date, Mass. stands along among states

Michigan: Governor reviewing special election | Detroit clerk's race: Absentee ballots 'unrecountable' in 3 precincts

Montana: No widespread voter fraud in Montana, secretary of state says

New Mexico: City hopes state Supreme Court settles legal questions of ranked choice | SF mayor: No improper, secret votes on ranked choice

New York: Judge orders last 3 ballots in Troy council race counted

North Carolina: Coding error caused Winterville voting problem

North Dakota: Grand Forks council holds off on voting site discussion

Ohio: County completes Bucyrus recount

Pennsylvania: Voters testify in gerrymandering trial in federal court

Tennessee: Instant runoff voting will get another vote in Memphis | Memphis council votes to revisit instant runoffs | Date set for next year's election

Texas: Texas defends revamped, 'common-sense' voter ID law in court | Appeals Court weighs intent of Texas' voter ID law

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

December 5, 2017

National News: Lawyers for election commission respond to lawsuit

Alabama: Ineligible voters remain on voter list ahead of Phenix City runoff | Concerns about voter intimidation ahead of special election

Florida: No explanation why Riviera Beach recall was thrown out

Georgia: Kemp highlights efficiency and security in voter registration | Gwinnett residents urge commissioners to keep Sunday voting in 2018 budget

Guam: Election reform bill fails

Iowa: Secretary of state to mail 123K new voter ID cards this week | New state-issued voter ID cards going out in the mail

Michigan: Recount to start Tuesday in Detroit city clerk race

Minnesota: Mail-in only balloting option to be used by some areas of Fillmore Co.

Mississippi: Lincoln Co.'s Montgomery voting precinct is moving down the road

Montana: Stapleton, clerks to meet, talk voter fraud survey

New Mexico: City to pursue dual track on ranked-choice voting | SF council makes split decision on ranked-choice voting

North Dakota: Secretary of State Al Jaeger may have challenger

Ohio: Board of elections moves to Market St.

Pennsylvania: Debate over voting in Northampton Co. schools pushed back to January | Philly man wins election with just one vote--his own

Texas: Texas back in court on 'discriminatory' voter ID law | Texas heads back to federal appeals court in long-winding voter ID fight

Washington: Pierce Co. says changes made after 152 ballots went uncounted in August primary

West Virginia: County looks at potentially buying new voting software

Wisconsin: UW-Madison scholar will use Marshall Scholarship to further voting rights research

Monday, 04 December 2017

December 2-4, 2017

National News: Nine companies that want to revolutionize voting technology | How to use Facebook to nudge low propensity voters to the polls

Arkansas: Tempers flare at election commission meeting | Election commission meeting about closing polling place

California: New voting system for county

Colorado: Secretary of state talks primary elections in Durango

Florida: Elections office earns nation recognition

Georgia: Metro Atlanta voters are being asked to the polls more and more

Illinois: Schools seek reimbursement for election costs

Indiana: Newton recognized by secretary of state

New Mexico: Ruling leaves city to figure out details of ranked choice voting

New York: Manhattan Dems sue over elections board pick

North Carolina: Colored pens and coin tosses used to settle tied elections

North Dakota: As total voting sites drop, do elections suffer?

Ohio: Crawford Co. BOE recounting council race ballots | A look at who foots the bill for holding elections | Two of three recounts completed in Jefferson Co.

Oregon: Former Oregon secretary of state files elections complaint against current secretary of state

Pennsylvania: Dinniman recognized Conestoga students on 85 percent voter registration | Post-election check finds more ballots

Virginia: Judge orders recount in supervisor election | Third Democratic House candidate files for recount

Washington: Where did all the voters go? Record low turnout in last election | Close Wapato mayor race remains undecided amid disputed ballots

Wisconsin: Dems push for new hires at Wisconsin election commission

Friday, 01 December 2017

December 1, 2017

National News: Are states prepared to protect the next election from hackers? | Court order barring RNC from voter intimidation set to expire Friday

Alabama: Phenix police chief, city manager update voter fraud allegations

Connecticut: Judge orders third primary for city council

Delaware: Election day confusion: Rehoboth Beach looks to clarify voting mix-ups

Georgia: Why does it take so long to get election results in Georgia | Lawmakers consider replacements for voting machines

Idaho: Idaho election officials to conduct city council recount

Illinois: Lawmakers tackle controversial voter registration system | Dems unveil plan to remove Illinois from voter database

Indiana: New voting equipment leads list of county council funding approvals

Michigan: Spranger faces county board on staffing, backlogs

Minnesota: Simon: 'We were not hacked'

Missouri: New voting equipment tested for Greene Co. | Boone Co. residents now able to register to vote online | Kander raises $2.4M for his voter-rights group so far

Montana: Elections administrator position draws 43 applicants

Nevada: Two lawsuits try to stop state Senate recall efforts

New York: Judge to hear Saratoga Springs charter vote challenge Dec. 20 | Absentee ballot probe wanted in Albany's 10th Ward

North Carolina: Sharpsburg candidate protests ballot shortage, election loss

Pennsylvania: Marbles decide tied race

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission is moving locations

Texas: Texas appears to concede voting rights case on language interpreter law

Virginia: Recount requested

Washington: Conservative legal group targets Clark Co. voter rolls | Uncounted ballots from August primary found in November

Thursday, 30 November 2017

November 30, 2017

National News: Experts: States need federal help to protect voting machines | Across the country, election officials search for way to keep up with cybersecurity | Vote-hacking fears help state officials get security clearances

Alabama: Election officials get ready for senate election | City council members speak out on Phenix City voter fraud | Secretary of state answers questions about write-in ballots | Interest high in casting write-in votes in Senate race, state election official says

California: Latino groups join voting rights lawsuit | Big changes in store for voters in Madera Co. elections

Colorado: Colorado completes statewide election audit | County completes election audit

Illinois: Bill introduced to help Illinois voters counter Crosscheck system | DuPage voters may get say in dissolving election commission | Schools want reimbursement for election security

Indiana: Porter Co. closer to new voting equipment

Kentucky: Kentucky elections worker claims he was fired for reporting problems. Now he's suing

Louisiana: Schedler testifies before Congress

Michigan: Port Huron Twp. wins elections award | Court to decide if Macomb clerk violated order

Minnesota: County, city seek voting equipment grant money | Four felons charged with illegal voting, registering to vote

Mississippi: State Sen. Blount wants voting process more convenient to increase participation

New Hampshire: Critics say bill targets students

New Mexico: Judge rules city must use ranked choice voting system in March election | Santa Fe ordered to implement ranked choice | Ranked choice voting in Santa Fe: A guide

North Carolina: Coin toss will break tie in Manteo | Glass bowl resolves Carteret Co. race, another ends in one-vote difference

Ohio: Coin flip determines area election | Tie race settled by drawing name from hat

South Dakota: Aurora Co. upgrades election equipment

Tennessee: Second graders learn about elections

Texas: Nine early voting locations open in Harris Co.

Virginia: Absentee votes in the Valley arrive late, but barely | Simonds campaign files for recount

Washington: Nonprofit spots discrepancy; county elections officials call it human error

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

November 29, 2017

National News: House Oversight subcommittees to hold postponed hearing on cybersecurity of voting machines

Alabama: Secretary of state weighs in on Phenix City voting fraud | 300+ Marshall Co. votes not counted in August election because of error

Colorado: Colorado, Moffat Co. first to complete new kind of election audit

Connecticut: Testa's alleged absentee ballot meddling questioned | Judge ponders ordering new primary in Bridgeport race

Georgia: Polling places stay open until 8pm in Atlanta, Fulton Co.

Indiana: Porter Co. election official said voting equipment no longer keeping up

Kansas: Watchdog group calls for investigation of Kobach

Louisiana: Schedler to Russians: Keep out of La. elections

Michigan: Legal woes mount for embattled Macomb Co. clerk

Minnesota: Experts say voting laws in the Twin Cities helped to usher in historic election results

Mississippi: Some Hinds Co. voters given old ballots | Lawmaker hopes to increase low voter turnout

Montana: At secretary of state's behest, county elections delves into ballot rejection process | Stapleton now says no evidence of voter fraud

New Hampshire: Amendment would raise bar for voting eligibility in NH

New Mexico: Judge promises ruling Wednesday in ranked-choice voting case | Toulouse Oliver: Santa Fe has time to implement ranked choice

New York: After hacking revelations, Assembly examines NY election security | In Internet age, elections officials try to keep pace with security threats

Ohio: LWV Licking Co. awarded grant | Coin flip determines election

Pennsylvania: Lackawanna Co. counts, dismisses absentee ballots | Election Day city voting required translator

Texas: City clerk dispels runoff election rumor

Virginia: Virginia elections official to testify before Congress | Nearly 150 Virginia voters cast ballots in the wrong race. But how?

Washington: Yakima Co. preparing to recount ballots

West Virginia: Commission purchases new voting machines

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

November 28, 2017

National News: Voting rights advocates monitor who president picks for Census Bureau

Alabama: Behind the voter registration text message campaigns | Thousands of Alabama felons register to vote in last-minute push | Secretary of state says some voters wrongly told they are not registered

Arizona: County considers joining voter registration information center

Arkansas: Benton Co. planning Rogers office site

Connecticut: Bridgeport's Testa a no-show in alleged ballot irregularities case | Connecticut has a new way to count the votes

Georgia: Fannin Co. Board of Registration and Elections sets date to inspect voting precincts

Idaho: Idaho man indicted for illegally voting

Illinois: Precincts, polling places have moved | County clerk to leave next year

Louisiana: Recount adds 3 votes; Banks maintains 128-vote lead

Maine: 2018 primary could feature ranked choice voting

Massachusetts: Galvin draws Democratic challengers

Michigan: Macomb Co. union wants clerk held in contempt of court

Missouri: Postmaster General asked to correct addresses of Missouri residents with Iowa mailing addresses

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. GOP seeking federal probe of voter fraud complaint

North Carolina: Carteret election recount breaks a tie

North Dakota: Grand Forks, grappling with voter access, gives early nod to 2018 polling sites

Ohio: Some races from November election remain too close to call

Pennsylvania: County counts, dismisses absentee ballots

Utah: Errors led to rejection of thousands of votes in this month's Utah elections

Virginia: Electoral Board certifies Thomas the winner of House race | Va. elections board certifies two state House races despite irregularities | New memo details voting problems in Fredericksburg-area House races | Uncertainty reigns in battle for Va. House

Wisconsin: Bill would allow electronic early voting in Wisconsin | Ballot selfies would be legal under proposed law

Monday, 27 November 2017

November 23-27, 2017

National News: Older voters stymied by tighter ID requirements | The time to hack-proof the 2018 election is expiring | Culling voter rolls: Battling over who even gets to go to the polls |

Alabama: Uncounted votes discovered in Marshall Co. | Voter fraud allegations in Phenix City cause complications for runoff | Local man knows the importance of understanding Alabama's voter restoration law

California: City settles Voting Rights Act lawsuit for $25K

Colorado: County clerk announces retirement | Colorado launches first in the nation post-election audits | Colorado's first-of-its-kind election audit is complete, with all participating counties passing

Connecticut: Judge refuses to reject city primary challenge

Georgia: Paper ballots pass Election Day test in Georgia | Proposal would make it harder for state to cancel voter registration | Norwood accuses Reed of widespread voter fraud | Some local polling places to change

Idaho: Grand jury indicts Idaho man for voter fraud

Illinois: Updates to Sangamon Co. election system planned | 'Community bus' to offer voter registration across B-N

Iowa: Secretary of state seeks support for computer upgrades

Kentucky: BOE replaces recently fired executive director, assistant director

Louisiana: Council seat recount to take place Monday

Massachusetts: Town clerks delay holiday for 2018 ballot question deadline | Early voting costs to be reimbursed

Michigan: Restoring Faith: Newly elected Dearborn City Clerk vows to bring integrity to office

Minnesota: County seeking grants for voting equipment upgrades | Recount set for Tuesday in Minneapolis council race | New equipment could automate Rice Co.'s elections

Missouri: Mailing quirk has Missouri residents with Iowa addresses

Montana: County wants public input on making election duties appointed

New Jersey: Roxbury officials look to remove voting from schools

New York: Spa City charter group wants court to impound, recount ballots | Clinton Co. first in state to use new voting tech | Charter commission seeks recount | Berne GOP heads to court to keep 2 absentee ballots from being counted

Ohio: Recount possible for elections board | Cuyahoga Co. elections workers investigated for social media posts | Election results certified, recount triggered | Luck of the draw decides election

Pennsylvania: Recount confirms Greene Co. election results

Utah: Utah Co. releases final and complete canvass of votes from Election Day | Mayoral race decided by coin toss

Virginia: Federal judge rejects Va. Dems' bid to bar state from certifying race | Some 147 voted in wrong House of Delegates race in Va. | With uncanny twists and an allegedly rogue registrar, Va. House left in limbo| As Va. sets to certify election results, expert says 'something really went wrong'