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Friday, 21 July 2017

July 21, 2017

National News: Inside the secret plan to stop Vladimir Putin's U.S. election plot | Samantha Bee tears down president's election commission | The insecurity of America's old and underfunded voting systems| Democrats, civil rights groups aim to block WH commission | In break with president, top Intel, Homeland Security officials affirm Russia's election meddling | Obama produced plan to counter potential Election Day cyber attack

Alabama: Gordon mayor indicted on voter fraud, theft charges

Arkansas: Panel approves rules enforcing voter ID law

California: County sets its sights on updated 'secure' voting system | A new suit says lawmakers broke the law when they changed recall election rules

Connecticut: Secretary Merrill alarmed over White House panel

Florida: Statewide campaign to restore ex-felon voting rights hosts conference in Orlando | Officials look to calm voters as panel looks into fraud

Georgia: Forsyth Co. looking to clean up voter rolls

Idaho: Democrats win settlement with secretary of state

Illinois: Confusion over whether Rauner will sign AVR

Montana: Montana elections chief alleges voter fraud in May balloting

New Hampshire: Gardner: Give election commission a chance

New Jersey: Mail-in ballot mystery investigated after primary votes show up 1 month late

New Mexico: Debate over ranked choice voting casts doubt

North Carolina: NC court: New elections board can stay vacant | NC elections oversight is frozen between old and new with local votes approaching

North Dakota: Dozens of people voted with incorrect addresses

Oklahoma: Concerned Oklahomans contacting election officials about data request

Pennsylvania: County election directors don't see voter fraud | Wolf, others question White House commission

South Dakota: Eleven counties recommended to receive HAVA election aid

Tennessee: Memphis will scrap city council runoffs in 2019 | Algood City Hall still voting precinct despite complaints

Texas: Victoria Co. seeks election judges, poll workers

Utah: Judge: San Juan Co. election maps must be redrawn again

Vermont: Condos tells voter fraud panel it can best help voters by folding | Secretary of state heads US association

Thursday, 20 July 2017

July 20, 2017

National News: Shrugging off controversy, White House voter panel seeks more personal data | President accuses election officials of hiding something | White House panel holds first meeting in effort to probe voter fraud | States bristled, but at least 30 will give personal voter data to panel | Presidents says no conclusions have been drawn up as voting fraud panel starts its work | Activists urge voters to stay registered

Arkansas: Arkansan on voter panel says data request 'raised concerns'

California: As WH panel meets, some local officials say voters needn't worry about election fraud | California's top elections official continues to balk at request for voter data

Colorado: National Voters With Disabilities Week takes place in Mesa Co. | County seeks to reduce the number of precincts

Connecticut: Merrill leads charge against voter-data quest

Florida: A mock election opens Flagler supervisor's office to public, but potato vote a shock | Forget reports of hacks, elections supervisor assures commissioners | Latimer to serve on election security task force | Voters 'whipped into a frenzy' get the facts from Seminole elections chief

Georgia: Two Georgia foes fight over voting as both run for governor

Kansas: Illegal voting? Not much in Kobach's home state | ACLU wants changes to voter registration information on SOS website

Kentucky: Grimes criticizes federal request for voter info

Maine: Legislature poised to take one more shot at fixing ranked-choice voting

Michigan: Burton to get new voting equipment

Minnesota: Secretary of state visits Beltrami Co. for 2016 election feedback

Missouri: Ashcroft stops in Bolivar to talk about state's new ID law

Nevada: Will Nevada data be safe if given to election commission?

New Hampshire: At first election commission meeting, Gardner focuses on public trust, voter ID laws | Voter fraud unnecessary to sway elections, Gardner tells panel

New Jersey: Several NJ counties send out vote-by-mail applications to every voter

North Carolina: Jackson commissioners and elections board disagree over budget authority | Court to rule on law on governor's elections role | For BOE, it's a waiting game with appointments

Ohio: Secretary of state candidate wants fair elections, high turnout for Ohio | Blackwell defends work on election commission

Rhode Island: RI governor signs automatic voter reg into law

South Carolina: State election commission pushes back against attempted hacking claims

South Dakota: Secretary of state ends budget year with a surplus

Tennessee: Mock election in '19 could test ranked choice voting | Secretary of state: Giving voter information to WH panel illegal

Texas: Judge weigh scrapping reformed Texas voter-ID law | Public hearing on vote centers | Citizens fret over voter data

Washington: Wyman is cancer-free | New drop boxes prepped for primary

West Virginia: WV clerk attends meeting of elections panel | Public interest groups renew call for WV to withhold voter data

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

July 19, 2017

National News: White House election commission, already under fire, holds first meeting | After privacy controversy, voter fraud panel gets to work | Voter commission hasn't even met, and it's already off to a rough start | Amid skepticism and scrutiny, election integrity commission holds first meeting | Election commission now facing 7 federal lawsuits | Democrats request Kobach's removal | Judge denies injunction against WH fraud panel | Voter fraud extremely rare, conference panel agrees | Former Clinton and Romney campaign chiefs join forces to fight election hacking

Arkansas: County receives voting equipment | Mock election educates people with disabilities on voting

California: Rep. Anna Eshoo asks WH election commission to withdraw voter data request

Colorado: Colorado senator demands White House end voter fraud commission

Georgia: Election board consolidates voting precincts | Voter data protection at the forefront of secretary of state race | ACLU suing Ga. county after polling place changes in black neighborhoods

Idaho: Democratic leadership meets with secretary of state on voter data | Idaho won't comply with voter data request

Illinois: Lawmaker concerned about proposed tweak to nursing home voter registration

Indiana: In face of fraud study, secretary of state cites Hoosier election integrity | Input sought on vote center plan

Iowa: Johnson Co. unveils new voting equipment | ACLU of Iowa submits FOIA request for voter fraud commission communications

New Hampshire: NH SoS goes to DC for inaugural meeting of election commission

New Jersey: Study finds small but persistent NJ voter disability gap

New York: Officials want Plattekill polling place moved due to bridge work

Pennsylvania: Advocates push for new, manually audited voting machines in Allegheny Co.

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission demonstrates ranked choice voting system

Texas: County might replace aging voting machines | Groups want voter ID law scrapped, state put under judge's supervision for decade | Bills to increase penalties for voter fraud filed

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

July 18, 2017

National News: Democrats step up campaign against White House elections panel | WH panel urges courts to allow data collection

Alabama: Allegations of potential ballot fraud in Dothan election

Arkansas: Court orders Fox to prepare for school elections | Counties new voting equipment arrives

Colorado: Colorado to require advanced post-election audits | 88 percent of voter withdrawals are from Dems, unaffiliated | Colorado first state to use algorithm software to safeguard election

Connecticut: Brookfield to pay $65K in Dunkerton's legal fees

Delaware: Delaware wants to restrict access to voter data

Georgia: Elections and registration supervisor resigns

Idaho: Canyon Co. seeks firm to help polling places meet federal compliance

Iowa: Registration drives set for voters with disabilities

Kansas: Kobach faces misconduct investigation by Kansas High Court | Changes to mail-in ballot voting in effect for August primary

Michigan: Otsego Co. voters will see new state-mandated voting machines

Mississippi: Forrest Co. officials discuss upcoming special election| Study: Mississippians with disabilities had high voter turnout in '16

Montana: Stapleton's call for voting changes worries election officials

Nebraska: Secretary of state responds to data request | Gale says he's against creating a national voter registration database

New Mexico: 3 NM congressional delegates sponsor bill to repeal WH panel

New York: Ulster's Democratic elections commissioner resigns

Oregon: Crafard to retire as county clerk

Pennsylvania: Activists laying out options to urge Allegheny Co. to acquire new voting machines

South Carolina: SC voters canceling their registration, but numbers tiny so far

Tennessee: New elections administrator hired

Texas: State approves countywide voting or Upshur | Harris Co. officials won't say whether election systems were targeted

Virginia: Waynesboro Ward A likely to have changed polling place

West Virginia: Secretary of state's office offers resources for voters with disabilities

Monday, 17 July 2017

July 15-17, 2017

National: Kobach: Those leaving voter rolls could be part of political stunt | Emails show Kobach crafting changes to federal voting law after November election | WH panel releases public comments, email addresses and all | Bipartisan group that shares voter data shames WH panel | Lewis: WH panel a form of voter harassment

Arkansas: Judge orders election commission to work with Fox

California: New voter registration program in Yolo Co. with people with disabilities | Partisan rift opens over vote-by-mail law | Tulare Co. anticipates certifying election by July 21

Colorado: Williams tells WH panel it is looking in the wrong place, suggests another data source

Connecticut: CT residents join others who blast WH panel

Florida: Leon Co. commemorates 'National Disability Voter Registration Week' | Leon Co. elections office on the move

Georgia: Glynn Co. finds that buying new voting equipment is not that simple | Georgia to shift elections work in-house away from Kennesaw State | Ga. elections chief plans changes after security issues | Fulton voting precincts may close in black neighborhoods

Illinois: Kane Co. not eager to give Durbin election security info | Winnetka attorney named election board chair

Kansas: County commissioner accuses election commissioner of using 2018 budge to up salary

Kentucky: Many Kentuckian against sharing voter data

Maine: Ranked choice voting stays alive in Maine for now | Auburn to consider shifting polling places

Michigan: Three communities get new voting machines | County board votes to proceed with voting machine upgrade | Johnson on voter information request

New Hampshire: Portsmouth won't provide info to voter panel| Clerk calls mailer misleading, intimidating

New Jersey: What it will take for voter fraud panel to get NJ data: 65 cents

Oregon: New voting system's first workout will be light | County clerk replacement is familiar with the role

Pennsylvania: Online voter registration rising

South Carolina: Report: Nearly 150K attempts to hack SC voter registration system

Tennessee: Meet Cheatham Co.'s new elections administrator

Texas: Voter information outcome remains in question

Vermont: Condos inducted president-election of NASS

West Virginia: Warner wants info on Russian hacking in WV election | County clerks preparing for road bond vote

Friday, 14 July 2017

July 14, 2017

National News: Election security is a surprisingly controversial issue | WH releases emails sent to election commission | Supreme Court case may shake up elections

Alabama: Limestone's probate judge previews busy election cycle

Arizona: AZ GOP sends letter seeking voter info

Colorado: Nearly 3,400 Colorado voters withdraw registrations following data request | Voter confidentiality requests in La Plata Co. nearly triple since July 1 | El Pas Co. hearing form voters fearful of election commission

Florida: Voters unregistering | Florida voters asking to be removed from rolls | Some voters balk at election data push

Georgia: Fulton approves polling location changes | Some voters balk at handing over election data

Idaho: Court hearing off; Dems, state in settlement talks over voter info request

Indiana: Lawson confident in integrity of election process | Few Hoosiers ask to be removed from registration lists

Kansas: Secretary of state's office updates website

Michigan: County board accepts grants for voting machines | Clare election first test for new county voting equipment

Mississippi: Judge rules election challenge can proceed

Missouri: Ashcroft visits Ozarks to talk about new voter ID law | Discussing the first St. Louis election under new voter ID law

Nebraska: No data was shared before election commission pause

New Mexico: Council to revisit decision on ranked-choice voting | Las Cruces-area county clerk supports voter privacy

North Carolina: Lawmakers to consider another voter ID bill

Ohio: County must foot bill for voting machines | Trumbull Co. BOE considers going back to paper ballots

Pennsylvania: Wolf administration announces more Pennsylvanians using online voter registration | Polling places moved

South Carolina: 120 voters turned away from polls last month

Texas: Legal fees figure in decision on Pasadena voting rights appeal | After month on the run, Dallas voter fraud suspect apprehended | Despite privacy concerns, few Texans seek to unregister | Lawmaker hopes to address voter fraud | County commissioners pause on voting center plan | Did hackers target Harris Co. election system? Officials won't say

Utah: Chaffetz resignation requires counties to pony up $675K for special election

Thursday, 13 July 2017

July 13, 2017

National News: One in four will consider not voting due to cybersecurity concerns | Advocates worry fraud commission members could hurt voter participation | State election officials fear feds are making security worse | Democrats aim to block funding for WH election commission

Alabama: Election commission laptops, printers get OK | New state law restores voting rights to some felons | Officials worry over voter participation in special election

Arkansas: Schneider criticized for canceling voter registration | Quorum Court to consider change in voting locations | US tells state to delete files on voter data

California: Sacramento Co. plans new voting system

Colorado: Denver voters withdraw registrations | Democrat Jena Griswold launches campaign for secretary of state

Florida: Palm Beach Co. voters asking to unregister | Lake Co. supervisor of elections addresses data request | Florida's silent civil rights struggle: Thousands wait decades to regain the right to vote | Voters remain concerned as voter data request put on hold | Florida voters sue to keep their registration information private

Georgia: Buying voting machines in Ga. not so simple anymore | South Georgians are being asked to confirm their voter registration

Indiana: Lawsuit seeks to block release of Indiana voter data

Maryland: College Park considers extending local voting rights to noncitizens

Michigan: Muskegon Co. election workers training on new voting equipment | Gladwin Co. Twp. clerk's position discussed following election tampering accusations

Mississippi: Lafayette Co. board of supervisors nix idea of going back to paper ballots

Missouri: Ashcroft praises poll workers and BOE for successful St. Louis election

New Hampshire: NH fight over data release put on hold

North Carolina: Ten percent of county election boards have empty seats, including Pitt

North Dakota: Efforts underway to void Grand Forks Arbor Park election

Ohio: Trumbull making plans to switch to pen-and-paper voting

Pennsylvania: Republican lawmakers express no confidence in governor's refusal to help WH commission

Rhode Island: No RI voter data will got to Washington, for now

South Carolina: Ready to vote

Tennessee: McMinn Co. to fund new voting machines

Texas: County ballot system remains in question

Utah: Data request prompts some Utahans to privatize records

Washington: Kittitas Co. rolls out new voting system this year

West Virginia: Warner to send WH some, not all of requested data | Secretary of state assures sensitive data will not be shared | Putnam town looking to align state, county elections

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

July 12, 2017

National News: Some voters unregister | Dems ask Pence to stop request for voter data

Alabama: Officials prepare for special election | 'Restoration clinics' to help felons register to vote under new law | Probate judge appointed to WH election commission | Commissioners consider service to speed up voting process

Arkansas: Election commissioners to meet

Colorado: New voting machines arrive in Morgan Co. | Colorado voters clamor to unregister | Woman charged with voter fraud, accused of forging dead parents' signatures | Secretary of state reacts to restraining order on voter data

District of Columbia: DC Council votes not to give voter data to WH commission

Florida: Local elections officials trying to convince voters to stay registered | Secretary of state defends release of voter information

Georgia: ACLU threatens Fulton Co. with lawsuit after voter letters

Hawaii: State: Counties must decide whether to OK voter data request

Idaho: Dems sue to block release of voter data

Illinois: Olsen hopes Rauner makes AVR a reality

Iowa: Linn Co. auditor suspects 5 people of double voting

Kansas: Inaccuracies posted on secretary of state website through voter registration deadline

Maryland: College Park residents clash over allowing non-citizens to vote

Massachusetts: Boston election startup raises $18M

Michigan: $40M in new voting equipment coming soon to Oakland Co.

Missouri: Congressman Clay questions voter ID effectiveness | Some ID confusion during special election | State's new photo law put to the test

Montana: County has new elections administrator

Nebraska: Douglas Co. board 'strongly urges' secretary of state to deny voter data request

New Hampshire: Portsmouth opposes providing voter info | Durham fires back on voter data request | ACLU-NH mulls constitutional challenge to voting bill signed by Sununu

North Carolina: Pender elections board member honored with Order of Long Leaf Pine | County voters concerned about sharing voter data

Oklahoma: Vacant seats prompt costly special elections

South Dakota: Krebs send suggestions to WH panel

Tennessee: Election commission determines bid specs on new voting machines

Texas: Hays Co. responds to additional claims of missing votes | Harrison Co. won't include all-electronic voting system in new budget | Dallas Co. grand jury indicts man on voter fraud

Virginia: New voting location needed for Crystal City

Wisconsin: Wisconsin will wait to act on voter data request

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

July 11, 2017

National News: Lawsuits cite president's comments, Tweets to challenge voting panel | States push new voter ID requirements | WH fraud panel may spark partisan voting battle | States and privacy groups push back on voter data request | Secretaries of state pass resolution supporting state rights to oversee elections | 3 lawsuits files against White House panel on voter fraud | WH voting panel tells states to hold off sending data while court weighs privacy impact | ACLU files suit against WH panel | Voters unregistering in response to WH panel

Arizona: County voters anxious, ask to be taken off voter rolls

Arkansas: Governor says voter data release doesn't help state | Squabble between judge, election commissioners continues

Colorado: Williams holding off sending data

Delaware: Delaware officials to restrict access to voter records

Florida: Orange Co. group complains about WH fraud panel

Georgia: Lawmakers push for state to update voting machines | State voting system upgrade gaining bipartisan support | Polling changes for Henry Co.

Illinois: DuPage Co. election commission explores software upgrades

Indiana: Indiana secretary of state to lead national association | Commissioners approve voting change

Iowa: Wellhausen explains 'soft rollout' of voter ID laws

Massachusetts: WMass lawmaker wants revamped voter registration system

Michigan: County clerk: No election hacking in Genesee Co.

Missouri: STL special election will be first under new ID law | 1st local test of Missouri's new photo ID law will come Tuesday

Nevada: Voting centers bringing technology upgrade to Clark Co. elections | Public meeting on vote centers | Clark Co. replacing polls with vote centers to cut costs, boost access

New Hampshire: Sununu signs controversial GOP voter registration measure into law | Questions raised about proposed transfer of state information | ACLU challenge to secretary of state on voter data heads to court

Ohio: New voting machines arrive in Tuscarawas Co.

Texas: Houston attorney gives Hays Co. notice of intent to file lawsuit related to voting issues | Prosecutors make first indictment in Dallas voter fraud investigation | Lawmakers called to tackle 21 bills | County vote centers change, creating confusion

U.S. Virgin Islands: District board certifies Sarauw as winner of special election

West Virginia: Warner: No intention of sharing WV voter data

Wisconsin: Wisconsin has only so much voter information to release

Monday, 10 July 2017

July 8-10, 2017

National: Voter fraud commission to hold first meetings this month | Advocates worry Administration wants to revamp Motor Voter law | How states are handling voter information request | Even some Republicans balk at voter data request. Why the uproar? | State election officials gather amid uproar over voter data | WH commission is facing a tough data challenge | State officials worry about 2018 election security, lack of information from feds |What states can and can't do with voter data | A secretaries of state meeting used to be friendly. Then the WH asked for voter data | President minimizes hacking allegations, seeks to 'move forward' with Russia

Alabama: Campaign kicks off to restore voting rights for felons

Colorado: Hundreds withdraw Colorado voter registrations in response to compliance with commission request | About 270 Boulder Co. voters withdraw registration in wake of data request | Pueblo Co. elections dept. remind public of voter information | Some in Larimer unregister

Florida: Worried voters try to 'unregister' after data request | Florida elections supervisors urge voters to stay registered | Elections supervisor's plea to Flagler voters: Stay registered | Elections office clarifies info request | Flagler voters opting to cancel registrations

Georgia: Growth spurs new precincts

Illinois: Rock Island Co. board member under investigation after voting machine incident | Rock Island Co. looks at ways to improve voter info | Fox Valley officials on vote probe: 'Bring it on'

Indiana: Dvorak pushes IN election official for Russian hacking information | Clerk still considering new voter machine options | Indiana's secretary of state could be check on voter fraud commission

Iowa: Woman charged with voting twice pleads guilty

Kansas: Kobach's voting commission, campaign fend off complaints | Official puzzled by Kobach's absence at meeting

Louisiana: Schedler warns of voter anger, apathy; says election results cannot be 'hacked'

Michigan: Grout Twp clerk charged with ballot tampering | State grant funds new voting machines in Richmond

Minnesota: Anoka Co. election officials find another turnout error

Mississippi: State already shares some voter info with other states | Mississippi officials spar over release of voter data | Hosemann stands by voter info vow

Missouri: Ashcroft's office flooded with calls about voter information | Secretary of state responds to criticism over support for voter-fraud panel | Do you have the right ID to vote in Missouri? Find out with this quiz | Missouri officials hope to attract Millennials as poll workers | Greiten's office talks with Burks about county clerk appointment | Missouri election integrity advisory committee works to ensure voting rights

New Hampshire: Shaheen, Hassan ask voter commission to withdraw request | State working on response to lawsuit on voter information

New Jersey: County clerk's office opens store at Cumberland Mall

North Carolina: Board gets 100s of protest calls over voter data

Ohio: Ken Blackwell was controversial as Ohio's elections chief--now he's on WH voter commission

Pennsylvania: State rep challenges governor over voter fraud

South Carolina: Voting machine certification is Tuesday | A look at what SC voter information is for sale and why

South Dakota: Voter information app links to Krebs' campaign

Tennessee: Smithsonian exhibit on democracy has Knoxville connection | Cheatham Co. election commission votes on new administrator

Texas: County voting precincts to be merged | With 2018 looming, Texas back in court over maps

Vermont: Vermont secretary of state decides to send no material to WH panel

West Virginia: Road bond election to cost $2.8M