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Friday, 03 August 2018

August 3, 2018

Editor’s Note: From July 30 through August 10 electionline will be working in the Mountain Time Zone and therefore stories will be posted each day by 8 a.m. Eastern. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

National News: Russian threat 'is real,' Administration officials say, vowing to protect US elections | Administration stresses its focus on election security amid criticism | How is the US fighting Russian election interference

Arizona: What you need to know about the Republican race for secretary of state

California: Prepare to vote on Android tablets | Undocumented immigrants hesitant to exercise voting rights in SF

Colorado: Agreement reached over botched barcoding

Florida: Activists push to restore Voting Rights Act provision that could curb voter suppression

Georgia: Polling place accessibility in August topic of upcoming round-table | Ethical concerns over Ga. secretary of state app redirecting to Kemp campaign issue

Illinois: Elections officials hear cybersecurity plan that doesn't address aging election machines | More than 20K have used Illinois' AVR | Champaign Co. looks to invest in election security | Ogle Co. clerk attends election cybersecurity conference

Indiana: Republicans like the precincts changes Lawson proposes | Secretary of state candidate blasts Lake Co. precinct plan

Iowa: Iowa Supreme Court will weigh in on early voting restrictions | Democratic Secretary of State Nominee: Make voting accessible

Kansas: Software glitch is confusing voters in election for governor | Governor says Kobach should personally pay legal fees after trial over Kansas voter law | Pence said Kansas county shut down its elections system after malware attack. But it didn't

Kentucky: Only one Pulaski precinct will get e-poll book | Daviess clerk's office will test e-poll books in fall election

Michigan: New voting machine model makes debut in Tuesday's election | Detroit city clerk shows off new voting machines | Absentee voting surges | Lost in transportation: Voters not receiving absentee ballots | Clerk's office hopes to gather election results quicker

Minnesota: Secretary of state candidate visits Duluth

Missouri: Make every vote count

New Jersey: Cape May Co. BOE receives 2018 leadership award from Advisory Council of Rutgers Cooperative Extension | Atlantic Co. election official accused of overtime scam

North Carolina: Worried about the security of your vote? New technology may help ease your mind | State board sets meeting to decide early voting plan for Orange Co.

Ohio: BOE front door redesign set | Eight precincts consolidated | Purged voters may vote in US House special election

Oklahoma: Bartlesville man accused of voter fraud

Pennsylvania: Voting machine with paper ballots tested by Luzerne Co. | Northampton Co. explores new voting machines | Polling place changed in East Brunswick Twp.

Tennessee: Voting runs smoothly in Shelby Co. | Rutherford Co.'s convenient voting centers paying off, poll workers say | Power outage doesn't stop voting | Get an election text? How are they getting your number? | Rain doesn't stop Knox Co. voters | Trousdale election office partners for better ballot security | Rutherford Co. sets early voting record | Sullivan Co. sees record turnout for August election | Hamilton Co. election day voter turnout steady despite rain, traffic | Pair of county commission races end in tie | Cheatham Co. election computers go down countywide | 2018 primary election turnout higher than 2010, 14 | Voting delays bring renewed call to replace antiquated equipment

Texas: Wichita Co. nears securing new polling sites | Local schools work to get eligible students registered to vote

Vermont: Vermont tweet goes viral

Wisconsin: Local polling stations to feature new systems

Thursday, 02 August 2018

August 2, 2018

Editor’s Note: From July 30 through August 10 electionline will be working in the Mountain Time Zone and therefore stories will be posted each day by 8 a.m. Eastern. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

National News: Senate blocks additional funding for election security | President criticized for not leading effort to secure elections | Are young voters going to sway the midterms? New data shows that's not very likely | On the ballot in some states ahead of 2020: The right to vote | Republicans block $250M to beef up election security | Hillary Clinton to bring female voting rights story to television | Arrested, jailed and charged with a felony. For voting

Alabama: State parties certify candidates to secretary of state's office

Arkansas: Election commission discusses voting equipment and training | Election officials discuss security ahead of primaries

California: Incompatible file formats led to Los Angeles Co. to drop 118K voters in primary | Slow start for non-citizen voter registration | Tulare hospital elections cost taxpayers more than $100K in two years

Florida: State goes along with early voting ruling | Safety is ramped up in St. Johns Co. elections | PBC cancels classes for Election Day | Elections office gets security upgrade funds | Many new voters scramble to join rolls in time for primary | State grant to bolster election security

Georgia: Kemp drops links to gov campaign from state app

Hawaii: People to the Polls event entices people to vote and enjoy free food and entertainment

Illinois: Kane Co. clerk's office to open branch office in Aurora Aug. 13 | City sets new polling locations for November

Indiana: State plans to cut Lake Co. voting precincts by a third

Iowa: Iowa first state in the nation to use cybersecurity posters

Kansas: Are Kansas voting systems vulnerable to hacking? | Leading Kansas Dem under scrutiny for backing voter ID | Judge orders Kobach to pay more than $26K for contempt | Voter confusion over two Ron Estes names on ballot | Malware attack impacts Finney Co. network ahead of primary

Michigan: Montcalm Co. implements new voting machines | New voting equipment up at all Houghton Co. precincts | Protecting your vote while preventing hacking | Judge: Michigan can't eliminate straight-ticket voting | Judge says straight ticket voting ban discriminated against African Americans | New voting machines set for use in upcoming primary

Minnesota: St. Louis Co. tests voting equipment prior to primaries | County attorney declines to charge man with voter fraud

Missouri: New voter technology in Greene Co. | Secretary of state on mitigating cyberattacks ahead of midterms | With some polling places on the move, here's where you need to go

New Hampshire: Sununu says Van Ostern is putting the first-in-the nation primary at risk | Hanover Dems invite secretary of state candidates to debate

New Jersey: Elections manager of Ocean Co. BOE dies

New York: County, state officials say election protections are in place

North Carolina: Arrested, jailed and charged with a felony. For voting | State board to meet Sunday to establish one-stop voting plans

North Dakota: Libertarian candidate disputes recount statute before ND Supreme Court

Ohio: Defiance Co. consolidates voting locations

Pennsylvania: Lancaster Co. officials hope to have new voting system in place for 2019 | Rep. Doyle critical of president's voter ID proposal

Tennessee: 300+ Hamilton Co. voters impacted by boundary problems | Voting rights restored, Memphis man aims to educate others about disenfranchisement | Election officials rush remedy when some voting district lines found wrongly drawn | Election commissions prepare for voters to head to the polls | Election results to be put in Google platform

Texas: Hays Co. approves $90K in upgrades for voter check in equipment | Richardson ISD cancels classes on Election Day

Vermont: Leahy's election security amendment comes up short

West Virginia: WV registers 22K high school students to vote | Commissioners debate voting security upgrades

Wisconsin: AVR has bipartisan support in WI

Wyoming: In their own words: Secretary of state

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

August 1, 2018

Editor’s Note: From July 30 through August 10 electionline will be working in the Mountain Time Zone and therefore stories will be posted each day by 8 a.m. Eastern. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

National News: Pence stands by intel community in call to increase election cybersecurity | President pushes for voter ID laws, says ID is required to buy groceries | Voting rights advocates wary of Kavanaugh's nomination to Supreme Court | US to protect voting system from foreign cyberattacks | Citizenship through the eyes of those who have lost the right to vote

Arizona: Reagan behind challenger in GOP secretary of state polling

Arkansas: Candidates talk voting rights at town hall meeting

Connecticut: Conn. sees youth surge in voter registration | Derby works to correct voting-district borders

Florida: Are voting systems safe or not? Some officials are confident, but others are not | How to prepare for the 2018 elections in PBC | Spikes tell elections supervisor if website is under attack | Intersection: Election security | Number of young voters on the rise

Hawaii: Office of elections says no hackers will tamper votes |

Illinois: Previous voter registration database hacks concerning to election officials | Dems belatedly pressure Rauner over election security as officials meet about voter data Wednesday | Clerk's Aurora satellite office to open in two weeks | New program to offer increased election data security

Massachusetts: Galvin pushing for AVR | Sen. Creem speaks on passage of AVR

Michigan: Clerk preparing for elections | New election technology stops split ticket mistakes

Minnesota: New equipment to change how residents vote | New technology will be at some polling locations this primary

Mississippi: Some JPS bond voters will cast ballots at different precinct

Missouri: August primary to feature new voting machines | Scott Co. election staff preparing to protect primary votes | Jackson Co. sheriff primary election won't count | Missouri State offers new polling centers on election day

Nevada: Officials will not press charges for voter fraud | State improving safeguards, training after double-voting cases

New Jersey: Newton voters OK November town elections

New York: NY revokes voting rights for 127 parolees after they were returned to prison

North Dakota: ND Supreme Court hears secretary of state candidate's petition

Ohio: Akron Mayor launches petition to move September primary to May

Pennsylvania: County officials hope to have new voting system in place for 2019

Rhode Island: URI professor, students working to improve RI's voting system

South Carolina: Some confused about voting in new election for Florence council

Tennessee: Knox Co. IT officials 'cautiously optimistic' about election night web security | Local election officials gear up for primary | Early voting increased 11 percent from 2014 | Clearing up election day confusion in Madison Co. | To get in free to this Nashville rock concert, you just have to vote

Texas: Ellis Co. elections hosting a voting systems demonstration | Texas schools don't comply with voter registration law, study finds | Will you be 18 before Nov. 6? Ask your principal about this law

Vermont: Ahead of primary, officials tighten election security

Wisconsin: Activists push Wisconsin to audit voting machines in advance of midterms | How voting officials keep your absentee vote safe ahead of the primary | Early voting open now, and it's secure says county clerk

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

July 31, 2018

Editor’s Note: From July 30 through August 10 electionline will be working in the Mountain Time Zone and therefore stories will be posted each day by 8 a.m. Eastern. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Arizona: AZ named one of the most vulnerable states for an election hack | Eric Spencer: On elections, war, and jumps from a plane

California: Mission Viejo will go its own way with new 'cumulative voting' system | County launches committee to improve elections

Florida: Supervisor of elections holds 'Midnight Happiness' before registration deadline | St. Johns Co. supervisor of elections say anonymous survey isn't from her office | Escambia Co. feeling impact of Florida's write-in loophole | Rep. Kathy Castor urges USF to create early voting site | Fennoy seeks student holiday on primary election day

Georgia: Election security could be an issue in governor's race | Paulding elections office to recount votes in school board runoff | Secretary of state's phone app has links to Kemp's social media accounts for campaign

Hawaii: Early walk-in voting starts across Hawai'i

Illinois: SBOE starts program to combat cyberattacks

Kansas: McClendon: Paper ballot backup, better voting machines can ensure election security | Kansas ACLU introduces election protection hotline to assist voters

Kentucky: Homeland Security reviews election security

Massachusetts: Legislature sends AVR bill to governor's desk

Mississippi: Hosemann highlights election security

Missouri: Ashcroft calls report of Russian hackers targeting McCaskil 'a whole lot of nothing' | St. Louis Co. offers additional absentee voting sites | Strange error on some St. Louis Co. sample ballots creating cause for concern

New York: Broadway cast of Hamilton will host voter registration at Richard Rodgers Theatre | LaLota wins new term at Suffolk elections board

North Carolina: Elections board adds familiar member

Ohio: Voter receives bogus text message of polling place change | Voters misled and confused in Hocking Co.

Oklahoma: Oklahoma school districts schedule Election Day holiday

Pennsylvania: Taxpayers could foot bill for mandated voting machines | State changes 'motor voter' registration two years ago to weed out noncitizens

Tennessee: Williamson doubles early voting turnout from 2014 | Early voting total of 22K sets record | Preparations underway ahead of elections

Texas: With less federal supervision, Texas drops more people from voter rolls

Wisconsin: Dane Co. clerk assures voters electronic voting is secure | Madison college students encouraged to vote early since primary coincides with move-out day | How is Wisconsin government making elections secure? | Local election security training aims to prevent foreign hacking | Moving on election day does not make you ineligible to vote, clerk says

West Virginia: Secretary of state: More than $6.5M in federal funding to aide county election security | Voatz mobile election system set to open up for November election

Monday, 30 July 2018

July 28-30, 2018

Editor’s Note: From July 30 through August 10 electionline will be working in the Mountain Time Zone and therefore stories will be posted each day by 8 a.m. Eastern. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

National News: Despite president's assurances, state's struggling to protect 2020 election | Lacking direction from White House, intelligence agencies scramble to protect midterm elections from hackers | Russia is the 'dark cloud' that hangs over midterm elections

Alabama: 11th Circuit hears NAACP challenge to voter ID law | Alabama expanding voter fraud probe in Black Belt

Arizona: Ballot harvesting still illegal, county attorney says | Officials defend state's ban on ballot harvesting

Arkansas: Girls get taste of suffragist history

California: Mission Viejo likely first California city to use cumulative voting | San Francisco tests new election voting system | Possible new election twist for those who want to rank more than 3 candidates | This elections company lost its license. Did it change it's name to do business in SLO

Colorado: Secretary of state candidate focuses on voting rights | Denver director of elections to step down | Pueblo's mayor race sparks interest in ranked-choice elections

Delaware: County BOE seeking help with election

Florida: Local religious group trying to restore convict voting rights | SOE office open late for voters | Elections supervisor taking no chances with security | School district plans to keep students home on election day | Election officials hard pressed dto put early voting sites in area colleges | A chat with Miami-Dade elections supervisor | Despite federal ruling, Jacksonville college campuses won't have early voting this year | Florida spending millions for election security | Protecting the vote: 'We have every control that's conceivable' | Counties focus on vote security | Broward Co. seeks about 100 more poll workers

Illinois: New AVR law won't slow efforts to reach out to potential new voters face-to-face

Indiana: Tippecanoe Co. seeks to replace voting machines by 2021 | State. local governments taking steps to improve election security | 'A lot of work' still needed in Lake Co. precinct reduction

Iowa: Elections bosses: Disabilities won't stop Iowa voters | State appeals voter ID injunction

Kansas: New ballots on Johnson Co. voting machine create confusion | Who will follow Kobach in voting office

Louisiana: Acting secretary of state defends his account of predecessor's sexual harassment case

Massachusetts: State lawmakers working on legislation to regulate AVR | Early voting for the Nov. 6 election will be available to all Mass. voters

Michigan: Area clerks train for election | Kalamazoo Co. replaces hundreds of incorrect absentee ballots | County clerk accused of stealing sunglasses at bar | Communities to share cost of maintaining election equipment

Minnesota: Early voting on pace to set a record

Mississippi: AG Jim Hood asking Congress to do more to protect elections

Missouri: Voting machines put to the test a week ahead of primary

Montana: Russian hackers probed Montana's election system in 2016

Nevada: Nevada boosts election security ahead of 2018 election | Nevada aims to avoid software, human errors in general election

New York: Suffolk GOP names D'Abramo as deputy elections commissioner

North Carolina: State board wants public input on voting machines | Elections officials, public preview new voting machines | Cooper vetoes ballot language bills OK'd in special session | Brenda Blount steps down from Alamance BOE | State board to decide one-stop voting schedule | Organizations work to make voting on and off campus more accessible

Ohio: Federal election security money requires Cleveland-area county to hire vendor

Oregon: Secretary of state adding more cybersecurity to prevent hackers from affecting elections

Pennsylvania: State review of voter registrations narrows list of potentially ineligible voters to 8,698 | As Wolf moves to beef up election security, Metcalf slams governor over illegal registrations

Rhode Island: Secretary of state working to ensure election security

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission taking extra precaution with security | Early voting finishes strong | Some Houston Co. voters will have new polling places

Texas: Secretary of state takes issue with hacking report | Texas AG probes voter fraud in Agua SUD election | Wichita Co. nearing decision for new voting locations | As midterms near, is Texas confident in its election security

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voting machines put to the test

Utah: Utah receiving $4M federal funds to improve election security

West Virginia: Secretary of state's office warns of cybersecurity threats

Wisconsin: Voting systems in Wisconsin can be hacked, security experts warn

Friday, 27 July 2018

July 27, 2018

Editor’s Note: From July 30 through August 10 electionline will be working in the Mountain Time Zone and therefore stories will be posted each day by 8 a.m. Eastern. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

National News: The 21st-Century way to vote | McCaskill introduces bill to prohibit and penalize voter disinformation | Rep. Devin Nunes suggests banning electronic voting systems |

Alaska: Prepping for 2018, state takes a look at 2020

Arkansas: Polling sites out of ADA compliance

California: LA Co. supervisors approve plan to increase inmate voter registration | Napa Co. to spring for ballot envelope postage

Colorado: Amber McReynolds, Denver's director of elections, is leaving her post to advocate for Colorado-style voting in other states

Connecticut: New registrar jumps into busy season

Florida: State's online voter registration system fully operational | 'A timeless sentence': The face of Florida's lawsuit over felons' voting rights | Suncoast Women of Action teams with SOE to host informational ballot meeting | Student leaders call for early voting locations on campus | Popularity of mail-in ballots continues to rise

Georgia: Election security could be an issue for Georgia's Kemp | Feds confirm Russian hackers visited election websites for 2 local counties | Provisional ballots delay result in lt. governor race | Judge dismisses Augusta commission candidate's complaint about traffic jams costing her votes

Hawaii: County puts out urgent call for 20 West Hawaii poll workers

Iowa: As midterm elections near, Iowa voting law changes | County auditors say officials told to ignore judge's order

Kansas: Republicans campaign for secretary of state

Massachusetts: Civics education overhaul nears completion

Michigan: State: Michigan voting machines protected from vulnerabilities | Hundreds of incorrect ballots replaced in Kalamazoo Co. | Voter assist terminal is option for primary election | STARS giving free rides to voters in the city on election days | Construction forces temporary voting precinct move in Lansing

Minnesota: MN primary early voting turnout sees huge increase

Missouri: McCaskill introduces bill to prohibit and penalize voter disinformation

New Jersey: Roxbury to state: Take voting out schools

North Carolina: NC's new voting machines demonstrated Friday | NC elections board back in court in power struggle | Judges hear arguments over state elections board for third time | Public comment open after Orange Co. submits 3 early voting sites

Ohio: Council debates primary election date

Oregon: Richardson says cancer treatment working

Pennsylvania: Boileau back as the county voter registrar

South Dakota: Election security in South Dakota

Tennessee: Chester Co. voters cast ballots with new equipment | Election officials working to prevent cyber attacks | Gas leak causes early voting location to shut down

Texas: Public gets a demonstration of new voting equipment | Secretary of state takes issue with election-vulnerability report | Voting in Bexar Co. made easy

Vermont: Vermont takes steps to protect election security and democracy

Virginia: LWV trains 200 people

Wisconsin: DMV spokesperson says they're helping people get voter IDs

Thursday, 26 July 2018

July 26, 2018

National News: President to chair National Security Council meeting on election security

Alabama: Issues with crossover voting ban reported locally

Alaska: State officials weigh shift to more voting by mail | Voting in Alaska will change in 2020--how different will it be?

Arizona: Controversial report questions what caused long lines at AZ polls in 2016

Arkansas: New ballot machines to prevent disruption

California: Nearly 800K voter registration transactions completed since April | Secretary of state releases copy of official voter information guide for public comment

Florida: How will federal appeals court rule on Florida felon voting rights case? | A day after judge blasts state, counties act fast to hold early voting on campus | Elections chief requests early voting site at UF; unclear if UCF will get one | Seminole Co. SOE takes steps to ensure voter confidence | SJC supervisor of elections addresses safety, security of voting

Illinois: Illinois looking at another six-figure voter outreach effort | Rockford sees new push to get disability community to the polls | Election office consolidation, a never-ending proposition in Winnebago Co.

Indiana: Marion Co. election board approves 6 early voting locations

Iowa: Judge tells Iowa to undo some early voting restrictions for 2018 election | Judge blocks new rules for absentee ballots

Kansas: Envision serves as early-voting site for blind or visually impaired

Louisiana: Ardoin hopes experience pays off

Massachusetts: Following Russian hacker indictment, a look at Massachusetts' election security

Michigan: ACLU pours $1.25M into Michigan voter rights ballot fight

Minnesota: Scott Co. will no longer administer odd-year municipal elections in Savage

Mississippi: Supes consider paper balloting

Missouri: Cole Co. tests voting machines ahead of August primary

Nevada: Election officials investigating report of double voting | Human error, tech problems cause of double voting in primary | Election officials investigating report of double voting in Clark Co.

New Jersey: Judge gives OK for Newton special election | Dover alderman primary results may be settled in court

New Mexico: Confusing language delays ballot issue on changing Santa Fe's election cycle

North Carolina: New Hanover elections board approves Sunday voting | State board to resolve early voting in 15 counties | Struggle between governor, GOP back in court

North Dakota: ND Supreme Court will hear recount issue in secretary of state's race | Man sentenced in Bismarck polling site assault

Ohio: Jefferson Co. to get new voting machines | Election board must hire a security vendor

Rhode Island: AG Kilmartin: Congress must act to secure 2018 elections

Texas: What if you could vote anywhere you wanted to on Election Day?

Utah: Voter turnout hits around 29 percent for primary, better than 2016

West Virginia: Della Johnson named to WV Voter Hall of Fame

Wyoming: Clerks test voting machines ahead of primary

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

July 25, 2018

National News: Writing the cybersecurity playbook for democracy | Officials push for more election security dollars | New initiatives make voting more accessible to senior citizens | States and counties are 'not sitting back' on election cybersecurity, officials tell Congress

Alabama: 'Voter fatigue' concerns raised in Fairhope as Oct. 2 election set | Officials: No problems with new electronic poll books | 25 voters got wrong ballots in runoff for House seat

Arizona: Voting security expert: Arizona's election system still vulnerable | New hearing date on lawsuit to block consolidation vote

California: Could Russia hack California's elections? It would be hard, but not impossible | LA Co. to register inmates to vote ahead of midterms | Santa Clara Co. splits districts after lawsuit

Florida: State's online voter registration system experiencing intermittent problems | Security measures in place at voting offices as primary approaches | South Florida counties sending out 327K vote-by-mail ballots | Fort Meyers pastor supports voting rights restoration | Judge: Florida's early-voting-on-campus ban shows 'stark pattern of discrimination' | Florida's fight over felons' voting rights shifts to Atlanta courtroom | Supervisor of elections take steps to ensure voter confidence | Officials prepare as voter registration deadline quickly approaches

Georgia: A closer look: Election system security in Ga. | Raffensperger wins GOP secretary of state runoff | Voters in certain Metro-Atlanta counties says they were given provisional ballots | Blue Ridge Elem. polling location to remain open until 7:16pm | At this poll, low turnout was expected

Hawaii: Not yet registered? This year you can register at polling places

Illinois: Will Co. clerk to take over seven Aurora precincts | Voting information to be sent to Aurora residents who live in Will County

Indiana: McDermott wasn't on the phone to hear Lawson say 'sorry'

Massachusetts: One-third of registered voters on Worcester 'inactive' list

Minnesota: New check-in system coming to Scott Co. elections | Huge number of early voting ballots may sign high primary turnout

Missouri: Burks: Before ID law, voter fraud happened 'all the time'

Nebraska: Hall Co. creates mailing list to make it easier to vote early

Nevada: Clark Co. wants 6 investigated for possible voter fraud

New Hampshire: In Senate Bill 3 case, judge rules on requests to depose state lawmakers, lawyers

New Jersey: Council, school board at odds over ways to oust voting from Roxbury schools

New Mexico: Secretary of state testifies before US House panel | Voter fraud claims investigated

North Carolina: Battle over voter ID could ensue | State details plans for $13M in election security upgrades | More staff for one-stop, early voting sites needed | State seeks early voting comments | Legislature reconvenes on amendment titles

Ohio: County to get new voting machines

Oklahoma: State gets federal grant for elections, intends to invest in security

Pennsylvania: Westmoreland commissioners to review potential voting systems

South Dakota: SF city council hears presentation on ranked choice voting

Tennessee: Officials: Tennessee voters safe from Russian attack | Knox Co. leaders work to prevent election hacking | Move to abolish IRV and city runoff provision remain on November ballot | Madison Co. takes steps to protect voter information

Texas: Public invited to attend voting machine demonstrations | New voting equipment OK'd

U.S. Virgin Islands: 2018 early voting is on the rise

Virginia: Virginia voter roll purges attract scrutiny

Wisconsin: Free process helps voters obtain election IDs | Douglas Co. receives new voting machines | GOP state lawmaker blames aid for tweet calling ID opponents 'true racists'

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

July 24, 2018

Arizona: Secretary of state ensures ballots are safe from hacking

Arkansas: New voting machines set to go for November election | New voting machines, polling centers proposal could make voting easier in Craighead Co.

Colorado: Elections office seeks input on voting locations

Florida: A conversation about election security with Ion Sancho | New early voting location for Newtown Community | Mike Ertel 'digging cyber moat' around Seminole elections | Sarasota elections supervisor suggests voters consider vote-by-mail | South Florida schools will be open on primary day, despite security concerns | We Sit Down with Lee & Collier County election supervisors | 24 Florida election and voting myths debunked | After several complaints, officials say voter registration website glitch fixed | Leon Co. officials use state grant to beef up election security

Georgia: Local voting machine concern ahead of Ga. primary runoff

Illinois: Initiative to streamline elections signed into law | Rauner signs bill to permit DuPage election commission merger

Indiana: Harper: Indiana 'behind the curve' on election security | McDermott says secretary of state refused to meet him over plans to cut Hammond's precincts

Kentucky: 'Big announcement." Kentucky secretary of state says she's expecting a baby boy

Louisiana: Despite claims he would not run, Kyle Adroin's change of heard spices up secretary of state race

Massachusetts: Early voting precincts identified in Worcester

Michigan: 5 things to know about primary voting in Michigan

Minnesota; Woman guilty of voting illegally

New Hampshire: NH officials say college students don't have standing to sue over election law

New Mexico: NM SOS discusses Native American voting issues with key Senate panels | AG Balderas leads coalition of 21 AGs urging Congress to protect integrity of elections | GO bonds election is New Mexico's first mandated mail ballot

New York: Critics say pardons will give sex offenders access to schools | State elections infrastructure to expand

North Carolina: New member joins Alamance elections board

Ohio: No more one-candidate special primaries in OH | Montgomery Co. to evaluate cybersecurity ahead of next election | Plan to move primary to May faces stiff opposition | Clinton Co. BOE plans to move from courthouse in January | City council divided on moving September primary to May

Tennessee: Williamson sees rise in early voting with one week left | Hodge pleads guilty in vote-buying case

Texas: Woman charged in voter fraud investigation set to appear in court | Lawmakers target low-turnout summer elections set by schools, cities| Gregg Co. looks at second voting system

Utah: Voting rights, security and participation | Primary turnout was up amid more voting by mail, but most Utahns skipped elections

West Virginia: Election officials hoping county clerks can stay 'one step ahead' of potential saboteurs | County clerks receive cybersecurity training in Morgantown | Conference focuses on election protection and cybersecurity

Wisconsin: Elections commission head says state elections machines are certified and safe | DOT is offering free IDs through petition process | Elections commission won't get new security staff by primaries

Monday, 23 July 2018

July 21-23, 2018

National News: Week of presidential reversals puts 2018 election security in the spotlight | Voter purge frenzy after federal protections lifted, new report says | DHS cyber chief says the election system 'work,' is resilient to tampering | Amid election vendor controversy, House seeks to limit foreign influence | How a name change could boost election security | Study: States with racial discrimination history purge voter rolls more aggressively | How to bring the ballot to aging Americans | NSA Chief forms group to counter Russian threat

Arizona: Secretary of state clarifies recent reports on voter registration and purging | Elections committee aims to increase voter turnout | Secretary of state candidates debate

Arkansas: Tucker hits Hill on vote against election security measure |

California: Secretary of state candidate's bicycle tour stops in Siskiyou | San Bernardino Co.'s registrar of voters ousted just three months before election

Florida: Polling places are harder to come by in Osceola Co. | House election moved to November after write-in drops out | Election day polling locations change in Forney area | Leon Co. gets extra money to counter elections hacking

Georgia: The pros and cons of early voting | Lee Commission questions elections board over budget padding

Hawaii: Absentee mail ballots offered to North Shore flood victims | Location change for absentee walk-in voting in Maui |Lava-affected Puna voters to share polling place

Illinois: Elections Officials: Illinois' decentralized system | Ballot security battle heats up already hot House race | Durbin, Casten address election security needs at Downers Grove library| Judge splits Aurora election commission assets among 3 counties | Rep. Kelly asks Rauner for update on securing Illinois votes in 2018

Iowa: Voting options for Iowans with disabilities | Pate details election security measures |

Kansas: ACLU launches election hotline

Kentucky: Grimes appoints new assistant secretary of state

Louisiana: House Dems rank La. among worst states for election security | Secretary of state race: 9 candidates sign up

Massachusetts: DiDomenico co-sponsors AVR bill | New Fall River election director has eyes on voter outreach

Michigan: Voters to see new machines at polls

Minnesota: 5 quick facts on new high-tech election equipment in Central Minn.

New Hampshire: NH makes it tougher for students to vote. Dems call it 'devious' suppression

New Mexico: Farmers market voter registration flap continues to stir debate | Dona Ana Co. works to build a stronger voting culture

North Carolina: Election officials OK one-stop plan | State BOE to decide on one-stop voting in Talley

Ohio: Husted recognizes Guernsey Co. official | Henry Co. to receive $438K for voting machines

Oklahoma: As runoffs approach, groups seek changes in state election system

Pennsylvania: Wolf starts state government work group on election security

South Dakota: Is SD's midterm election secure from hacking?

Tennessee: Prosecutor rules not criminal charges in Williamson voter fraud case | 98-year-old voter continues his tradition to 'keep on voting' | Tennessee looks to improve voter turnout numbers in midterms | Pope appoints an election commissioner | Tennessee anti-abortion measure appealed to SCOTUS

Texas: Voting machine presentations continue Monday | Headlines about Russian interference in past election create concerns locally

U.S. Virgin Islands: Early voting draws a crowd

Washington: State fixes glitch on site showing voter registration status

West Virginia: WV to distribute millions to counties for election security | How West Virginia is approaching election security | Warner announces $6.5M to counties

Wisconsin: Residents testify on voter suppression at Milwaukee hearing | Wisconsin steps up election security