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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

Friday, 08 June 2018

June 8, 2018

National News: Not voting could jeopardize future votes in some US states

Alabama: Voters can thank iPads for shorter waits

Alaska: Alaska officials dispute some findings in election memo

Arizona: Some voter registration hurdles come down in Arizona

California: 'Far from over:' Thousands of primary ballots still left to be counted | San Francisco race raises ranked-choice voting | Ninth Circuit hears challenge to California Voting Rights Act | All Voters' Choice Act counties have uncounted ballots | About half a million ballots remain uncounted as county works toward certifying election | More than 2M votes left to count in primary | Why California takes so long to count ballots | 1873 voted in person at a vote center | Election officials hand-count some ballots while others look over their shoulders | Early reports were wrong, SLO turnout higher than expected

Connecticut: State pushing Southington registrar of voters to get required certification | Governor vetoes election day registration bill | Malloy vetoes polling place location bill

Florida: Central Fla. elections offices on guard for cyber attacks | Meet Craig Latimer, supervisor of elections for Hillsborough Co.

Hawaii: Vacancies on elections commission need filling | Two Pahoa polling locations designated absentee mail precincts

Indiana: ISP to investigate voter fraud allegations in Madison Co.

Iowa: Iowa Dems receive complaints from voters in three counties about ID law |

Kentucky: Beshear selects counties for post-primary election audits

Maine: Municipal clerks prepare for historic ranked-choice election | Primary vote results could be delayed at least 6 days | Ranked-choice voting timeline unveiled for 1st time

Maryland: MoCo prepares for early voting | Election preparation underway | Election officials prepare for early voting | Mount Airy BOE prepares for town's first special election

Massachusetts: Amherst hires familiar face as new town clerk

Minnesota: Minnesota's fight against election hackers gives way to political football | Simon confident in state's election cyber defenses | Blue Earth Co. prepares for potential election interference

Mississippi: County sees 15 percent turnout | Less than 400 people cast ballots locally

Montana: Voting machine that caused delays in Butte Tuesday night was on loan

Nevada: Voting in the elections? Here's what to expect at polling locations

North Carolina: Amendment would put voter ID in NC constitution | Apple & Amazon told to stay away from NC because of 'racist voter ID law'

Ohio: State OKs money to replace, repair voting machines ahead of 2020 | Butler, Warren could collectively receive $5M from state for new voting equipment

Pennsylvania: County to see voting machine options | York Co. voting machines to be replaced by 2020

South Carolina: Florence Co. polling location changes for June elections

South Dakota: Pennington Co. auditor apologizes for election day 'mess'

Tennessee: Suffrage memorial to be unveiled Saturday

Texas: Bell Co. to get $1.4M election equipment upgrade

Virginia: Albemarle Co. makes changes to its polling locations

Thursday, 07 June 2018

June 7, 2018

National News: Industry report cites mounting threats to election infrastructure

Alabama: Merrill wins GOP nod for secretary of state | Few problems in an election with many working parts | Electronic poll books a hit with poll workers in Houston Co. | Issues with voting locations | About 26 percent voted in Alabama primaries | Polling pads pass first test | Electronic poll books used in dozens of counties during primary

California: A 'printing error' made election day a pain for lots of LA voters | Disappointing voter turnout casts shadow over San Francisco election | Solano leaders mulling new voting systems| Online tool will make it easier for UCLA students to register to vote | One-third of OC ballots remain to be counted | Not cool. The Fonz among those left off voter rolls | Padilla heads to November | Kern Co. sees an increase in mail-in ballots | Some 40K Sonoma Co. ballots still to be counted | At least 14K ballots remain to be counted in Nevada Co. | A new way of voting in state may have prevented the printing error | Sacramento Co. has 200K+ uncounted ballots | Proto wins Sonoma Co. clerk-recorder-assessor and registrar of voters race | Silicon Valley's election office last in California to report complete results | LA County officials demand answers about why voters were left off rosters | Why California takes so long to count ballots | The library was closed, so they left ballot on the lobby floor. Will their votes be counted?| Delays plague election results, but Tulare Co. working to close gap

Florida: Other states back Scott on felons' voting rights | Florida officials consider using regional voting centers

Georgia: Secretary of state moves to review voting machines | Ga. begins review of new voting systems | Henry Co. elections wants out of schools by 2020

Indiana: Vote center moving to fairgrounds due to construction | Republican Pat Gabrione bids farewell to county elections staff

Iowa: Secretary of state addresses post-election mishaps, misinformation | Voter with disability says she ran into problems on election day | Election officials: Some grumbling about ID requirement | Several forgotten ID's at Iowa polls| Statewide voting turnout was 3rd highest in history | Campaign apologizes for erroneous tests on primary day | Secretary of state responds to primary day issues

Kansas: Kobach attorney says ACLU fees for contempt are redundant, excessive

Maine: Will campaigns about ranked-choice voting affect voter turnout | How ranked-choice will impact election night

Maryland: Candidate backs down in ballot battle

Massachusetts: Braintree polling place to change

Mississippi: Equipment issues hamper primary results in Oktibbeh Co.

Montana: Local advisor board would help protect elections | Secretary of State Stapleton responds to primary turnout, reporting delays | Voter turnout for Montana was 41 percent | Yellowstone Co. residents turn out in record numbers| Gallatin Co. clerk and recorder race ends in tie | Some Missoula voters fell off absentee ballot list

Nevada: Early voting up 11 percent in Washoe Co. | Voting more convenient for voters on election day

New Jersey: Election worker on heroin arrested at poll, cops say

New York: Citizens groups support push for early voting

North Dakota: Set-aside ballots: A change to ND elections | Paper ballots are making a comeback

Ohio: Leneghan accuses Muskingum Co. BOE of violating Ohio recount law

Oregon: Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson diagnosed with brain cancer

Pennsylvania: Officials decline to set special election

South Carolina: Changes to polling locations in Beaufort Co.

South Dakota: Auditor says internet connection issues caused voting delays | Despite e-poll book glitch, Hughes Co. election goes well | Software failure mars election night

Texas: Area senior citizens experience voting issue | Voting rights group says citizens commission could fix gerrymandering

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix board members want to sanction Fawkes

Utah: A quarter-million primary ballots will be hitting Salt Lake Co. mailboxes this week

Wednesday, 06 June 2018

June 6, 2018

National News: DHS official: States will probably know first if malicious cyber-activity hits primaries | Synack offers free penetration testing for election systems ahead of 2018 midterms | Election commission says 26 states have received cybersecurity funding ahead of midterms

Alabama: Electronic poll books working well in Morgan | Legislator on voting snafu: 'People know I'm not dead' | It's a rainy day for some Alabama voters | Merrill, Milam win nominations for secretary of state | Electronic poll books make their debut | Apparently, Alabama has a new 'I Voted' sticker

Arkansas: Secretary of state introduces new machines | GOP to fill vacant post on election commission | Quorum Court selects Diane Ferguson as interim county clerk

California: Election starts with a few blips | Californians offered last minute option for voter registration | Sacramento is ditching polling places for vote centers. Will people be confused | Technical issues delay some primary voting | San Mateo, Napa counties add conveniences for voters to boost turnout | All's quiet on the vote center front in Nevada Co. | Voting ends Tuesday, but some election results could take days | San Diego man has worked polls in 50 elections, but is now retiring | Some Claremont voters encounter glitches at the polls | Shasta Co. residents cast votes with new ballot machines | Villaraigosa calls for Friday extension after voters left off rolls | Machines for blind voters repeatedly failed when Ca. woman tried to vote | Printing error omits 118K names from voting rosters in LA County | First election with same-day registration | Some are sad without Sacramento polling places | Software glitch forces San Mateo Co. voters to cast provisional ballots | New voting system put to test in Sacramento Co. | Alameda Co. voters utilize drive through ballot box | Polling place briefly evacuated after suspicious device found | Record number of mail ballots could delay San Diego results | San Francisco mayor's race very tight under unusual system | Deva Proto winning race for Sonoma Co. clerk, elections chief | Where do 'I Voted' stickers come from? | Long lines of voters casting their ballots at SF city hall | Voter turnout in Sacrament, San Joaquin counties mostly by mail | Polling place issues in LA County complicate primary | Grandmother, granddaughter work vote center together | Polling place relocates for Sonoma Valley fire | Amador Co. polling places run out of ballots | Unique polling place in Ocean Beach | These are the 13 languages on California's new 'I Voted' sticker

Florida: After months of waiting, Florida counties will finally see federal funds | Study: Voting 'yes' to Amendment 4 could save Fl taxpayers millions | Election supervisor seeks modest budget increase

Hawaii: Voters affected by lava to receive mail-in ballots

Iowa: Some eastern Iowa voters face issues in voting process | Voter integrity laws raise questions | Secretary of State Office: Incorrect polling location texts appear to be a campaign error | Pate says texts with wrong voting site sent in error, not malicious | Computer issue causes ballot problems at Dubuque voting location | Water main break moves polling site | A campaign texted voters the wrong polling information, but officials won't say which one it was | Despite new voter ID laws, Johnson Co. has record primary turnout | Very few issues at polls with 'soft rollout' of voter ID law | Voter ID law getting a workout during primaries | Iowa takes new steps to protect voting | Pate will reveal sources of erroneous texts after polls close | Democrat DeJear wins secretary of state primary | System glitch affecting some Story Co. primary voters

Kentucky: Kentucky board of elections certifies primary except for one race |

Maine: Ranked-choice voting: What happened when some Mainers took a test run | King says he's supporting ranked-choice voting referendum | Secretary of state Matthew Dunlap | Town gears up for ranked-choice voting

Maryland: MD voter registration website back up after outage | Md. BOE fixes temporary glitch in voter system

Mississippi: Lines are short! Plenty of time left to go vote | Election day runs smoothly with new voting process

Montana: Voter participation increasing as ballots trickle in | Absentee voting the highest in decades

New Hampshire: State wants to boot professors in SB 3 lawsuit

New Jersey: Hoboken wrestles with polling problems during primary election | Slow voting pace set for primary | BOE addresses primary polling issues in Hoboken

New Mexico: Steady and slow at area primary election polling sites | Tackling voter fraud: AG's office to have agents at polling locations | Thousands of San Juan Co. residents voted early, absentee | Voters head to the polls in Taos Co. | Steady and slow at area polling sites

North Dakota: Williams Co. commissioners raise questions about elections process | Election workers encourage the younger generation to join in | ND Supreme Court, city council wrestle with voting locations

Pennsylvania: Brother lawmakers introduce legislation on weekend voting

South Dakota: Secretary of state issues 'clarification' on polling problems | Hughes, Hyde, Sully and Potter among SD counties having issues with electronic poll books | Voting resumes in Rapid City after glitch | What went wrong with voter verification on election day? | Election results to be delayed until 9:45pm after voting problems | Some city candidates concerned about voting systems problems | Longer poll hours in some counties | Voting issues, low turnout reported | Voting delayed when poll workers couldn't 'connect' with e-poll book | Auditor releases updated closing times for Pennington Co. polling places | Quick reboot of e-poll books in Hughes Co., but voters get some extra minutes | Long-time voter info trips e-poll books in Brown Co. | Disuse of provisional ballots in Pennington Co. criticized | Secretary of state's e-poll book vendor also has 10 other no-bid contracts | Shortage of ballots forces Groton Republicans to make multiple trips to vote center | Election snafus reported statewide | Voting glitches cause issues in Yankton Co. | Why you didn't get an 'I Voted' sticker at the polls today

Virginia: James City buys new voting machines

Wyoming: Wyo. gets part of needed funds for new voting equipment

Tuesday, 05 June 2018

June 5, 2018

National News: Former President Clinton says every US state should return to paper ballots | Are Tuesday's primaries safe from hackers? A state-by-state election security breakdown | Stoneman Douglas activists launch new push for youth voter turnout | Secretary of state races are more competitive than ever | Congress hopes to pass bill to allow voting in general elections to occur on weekends

Alabama: Young voters are registering, but will they show up? | Merrill breaks down electronic check-in at the polls | Baldwin Co. adds new voting precincts | Secretary of state, after ruling: 'I'm not unblocking anybody' | Election directors test new voting equipment | Crossover voting law at play in primaries | Polling location changes in Mobile Co.

Arizona: Settlement removes hurdles to voter registration | Reagan, Fontes settle suit over Arizona's voter registration process

Arkansas: Many Arkansas counties will be implementing new voting machines

California: San Diego Co. offers polling place locator | Santa Cruz Co. vote-by-mail ballots trickle in | Secretary of state candidate targets voter fraud | New registrar working to make electoral process simple, transparent | California enlists data scientists in election monitoring bid | Yes, you can still get an 'I Voted' sticker if you vote by mail | In a handful of counties, polling places are giving way to a sweeping new election system | Preparations underway for primary elections | Got two ballots in the mail? County registrar says you can't vote twice | Big changes in the way Sacramento Co. votes has advocates nervous | Fresno Co. prepares for primary | 70 percent of Shasta Co. voters choose mail-in ballots | Neighborhood voting centers, 'polling parties' expected to fuel Sacramento voter turnout | San Mateo Co. expects increased turnout | Many LA students vote early, thanks to registrar's early voting center | Here are four homeowners who have hosted polling places for years and are loved by election officials | Historical arcade hosts polling place, continuing Long Beach family's legacy

Connecticut: Democratic registrar in Wallingford loses nomination for re-election bid

Florida: After two months, Florida's election security money is approved in one day | Vote centers: The next big thing in Florida elections? | Gill: Cybersecurity is top priority in elections office

Georgia: Lawsuit tries to force Ga. to use paper ballots in 2018 elections

Idaho: Primary saw spike in voter participation

Indiana: County inmates denied right to vote get certified as class

Iowa: New machines, voter ID law, await Page Co. voters | It's voting day, what you need to know

Louisiana: New voting machines carry pricetag of up $60M

Maryland: Judge rules against candidate's ballot lawsuit

Massachusetts: Could the longest-serving statewide elected official lose his job?

Mississippi: Here's what you need to know for Mississippi's primary election on Tuesday | Election officials prepare for primaries | Election commissioners work hard ahead of primary | New polling locations set for Lowcountry voters

Montana: Election officials prepare for Tuesday's primary | 2 polling places relocated in Missoula Co. | Browning polling place moves after county dispute

New Jersey: Could NJ go back to paper ballots?

New Mexico: Nearly 100K cast early votes in NM | Las Cruces city council adopts ranked-choice voting | Second city in NM opts for ranked-choice | Cimarron evacuation order lifted as fire eases | Primary election day plan for voters displaced by Ute Park Fire

New York: Port Chester officials debate when to set pivotal vote on election system | Bahren to retire as Orange Co. elections commissioner | Court order delays Ocean Beach election results

North Dakota: More than 21K people vote before noon on first day of early voting in ND

South Carolina: Dorchester Co. opens second absentee voting location in Summerville

South Dakota: Auditor's office gears up for election | Election day survival guide | Pennington Co. sets record for early voting in primary | Pennington Co. auditors preparing for large voter turnout

Texas: Commissioners plan to purchase $1.4M voting system | Details emerge in fifth voter fraud arrest

Utah: New voting machines secure June primary

West Virginia: Wood Co. seeks grant for new voting machines

Wisconsin: New county voting machines may be in the cards for 2020 | LGBTQ campaign launched to boost voter registration | La Crosse polling places to change

Wyoming: State gets half of needed funds for voting equipment

Monday, 04 June 2018

June 2-4, 2018

National News: Growing advocacy and awareness bringing accessible design to more people than ever | States want voters to start young

Alabama: JeffCo using new e-poll books to avoid crossover voting | Election officials gear up for primary vote

Arkansas: State, counties working to upgrade election gear

California: Roving voting service available in parts of San Mateo Co. | Sacramento Co. embraces new voting procedures for 2018 | Mother Lode elections officials have yet to receive most vote-by-mail ballots | Yolo elections office to keep voters informed with new election night website maps | Lacking volunteers, Lakehead voters lose lone polling place | With election day near, Placer Co. needs poll workers | Have you voted yet? Voter's Choice Act let's residents get it done sooner | California's ballots won't be counted next week, and that's completely normal | It's a jungle in California's primary | Need a voting plan? Five steps to casting a ballot in California's election | 5 important voting rules to know before California's primary

Colorado: Colorado's 1M+ unaffiliated voters can participate for the first time in a primary. Here's what they need to know.  

Florida: Cybersecurity a focus-point as Collier Co. begins election prep

Iowa: Early voting up despite shortened window | Polls set for primary election day | Primary marks statewide test for new voter ID law

Maine: Maine voter soon to decide fate of ranked-choice voting | A ranked-choice voting explainer from the secretary of state | Maine voters to field-test ranked-choice voting in June primary

Massachusetts: In upset, incumbent Secretary of State Bill Galvin loses Democratic nod to challenger Josh Zakim | Longmeadow corrects ballots ahead of town election

Michigan: Michigan election equipment new and systems more secure in 2018

Minnesota: Secretary of State Steve Simon gets DFL endorsement

Montana: Missoula Co. makes it easy to vote in primary

Nevada: Clark Co. voters continue to set early voting records

New Hampshire: Holder clarifies stance on out-of-state college students voting in NH

New Jersey: Judge: Morris Clerk can leave Dover ballots as they are | Dover's election ballots won't add Spanish instructions

New Mexico: GOP candidates for secretary of state faces lawsuits

New York: Nichols wins party's nod for St. Lawrence Co. elections commissioner | A new twist in the LeFrak City polling place saga | NYS Senate Dems press vote on election reform bills

North Carolina: Cumberland Co. needs to replace 15-year-old voting machines

South Dakota: Local official poised for primary election day

Tennessee: Knox Co. settles election commission lawsuit

Texas: Arrest Number 5 in alleged Edinburg vote fraud scheme

U.S. Virgin Islands: Jevon Williams takes seat on BOE

Virginia: Fairfax Co. registrar fired days before midterms | Prince George Co. changes polling location due to power outage | Fairfax fires head of elections office less than 2 weeks before primary elections