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Thursday, 12 April 2018

April 12, 2018

National News: Security researchers and industry reps clash over voting machine security testing | Observations on voting equipment use and replacement | Missing hyphens will make it hard for some people to vote in election

Alaska: Muni asks hundreds to verify election signatures by Friday

Arizona: Voting in 2018 might go faster than ever before election chief says

Colorado: There's a reason Colorado manages it's ballots the way it does

Florida: Homeland Security visits SWFL to guard against Russian hacking in midterm elections

Georgia: Missing hyphens will make it hard for some people to vote in election

Illinois: Aurora aldermen question referendum-related legal bill

Indiana: Concerns arise over busing Vigo students to polls | Vigo Co. changes voting location 

Kentucky: Preparing for the primary

Louisiana: LSU SG, Geaux Vote LSU partner to launch new voter registration service | House to weigh restoring voting rights for felons | Released felons could get voting rights back under measure advancing to full House

Maine: Maine Supreme Court asked to weigh in on use of ranked choice | Here are the questions on ranked choice to be posed to Maine's high court | Maine's fitful experiment with a new way of voting

Maryland: MD lawmakers clear election security bill as session closes

Massachusetts: North Adams City council OKs $25K for new voting machines

Mississippi: Students to learn about electoral process

Nebraska: Look for yellow voter cards from Douglas Co. about polling place changes

Nevada: County joins state in rolling out new voting machines

New Hampshire: Judge denies state's request to dismiss challenge to voting law

Rhode Island: Election operations improving, but further to go says Gorbea | RI touts election security improvements amid national concerns

Tennessee: One candidate says video suggests voting machines might be 'rigged' | Nashville special election now set for May 24

Texas: County judge asking state elections officials to look into ballot irregularities

Virginia: Roanoke Co. approves polling place change

Wisconsin: Update on federal election security funding

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

April 11, 2018

National News: What we know and don't know about election hacking | Dems directly appeal to House Speaker Paul Ryan on election security | States to game out election threats in Homeland Security drills

Alabama: Shorter wait time for Houston Co. voters in upcoming primary

Arizona: Confusion over voter registration at post offices | Legislature challenges off-year local elections | Citizens invited to participate in the election process

California: These are the busiest people on election day

Colorado: Colorado election changes brings primary voting to unaffiliated voters | Colorado among states engaged in 'Cyber Storm' exercise to game out election day threats | Canon city clerk resigns, will help with transition to find new clerk | Fremont Co. commissioners tell embattled clerk to resign

District of Columbia: Vote at 16? DC bill would lower voting age for both local and federal elections

Florida: Why a voter registration mailer raises concern for Seminole Co. election supervisor | Warning of Russians, Fla. Dems push state to fortify election systems

Indiana: State police asked to probe voter registration fraud

Maryland: Rockville becomes first city in Maryland to adopt mail-in voting system

Massachusetts: Election diversity topic of Lowell forum

Michigan: Voter building demolition to be considered

New Hampshire: Dozens testify on NH voter bill | Debate over voting rights comes to head at State House

New Jersey: Jersey Dems seeking to expand state voting rights | Gagliardi calls for audit of election practices in Morris Co. clerk's office

New Mexico: Laura Seeds banned from being near voting places during primary

New York: Bill would provide voter registration to New Yorkers through tax filings | Elections commissioners prepare for changes and challenges | Columbia Co. renewing contracts to make voting easier | Manhasset man charged with voting twice in 2016 election

North Carolina: Elections board adds 4th member | New Anson Co. BOE members sworn in | Local NAACP demands minority representation on BOE

Pennsylvania: Officials recommend using online voter registration as primary deadline approaches | Poll: Should polling places be moved out of schools

South Dakota: Vote counting goes smoothly, but there weren't many to count

Tennessee: TN Supreme Court moves up Nashville mayoral special election to May

Texas: Voters in Pct. 4 learn ins and outs of using electronic machines, mail-in ballots| Election worker accused of vote harvesting says she was only trying to help | Cameron Co. residents may receive multiple mail-in ballots for upcoming election | County commissioners approve early voting sites

Utah: Securing Utah's midterm elections from cyberattacks

Virginia: Northam vetoes 8 bills, including 2 related to voter information | Tarpon precinct polling place too tiny

Washington: Kimsey seeking re-election as county auditor

West Virginia: County clerk personnel prepare for early voting

Wisconsin: Recount requested in Green Bay

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

April 10, 2018

National News: White House stands behind president's voter fraud claims | Facebook announces commission to examine social media's effects on elections

Alabama: Poll pads coming to Houston Co.

Alaska: Anchorage vote-by-mail election breaks record for voter turnout

Arizona: Maricopa Co. recorder requests almost $4M for expanded voter check-in | Report: Arizona voter database hacked by criminals in 2016, not Russia

California: Coffee stains, doodles and fictional characters are the scourge of vote-by-mail in Long Beach elections | After 18 years, Long Beach city clerk gets to run her first election, but it may also be her last

Florida: High school student voter registration is increasing | NY man charged with voter fraud after casting Pensacola vote | President Fuchs, Alachua Co. supervisor of elections encourage students to vote

Georgia: Republican secretary of state candidates debate Ga.'s voting system | Bibb commissioners, BOE sued over special election

Illinois: DuPage election officials to take legal action against election vendor | Durbin on voting hacks: 'We are under attack' | Voters get a chance to learn about new automatic voter registration | Push for changing state's early voting

Indiana: Porter Co. voting gear passes public test | Randolph Co. voters will use vote centers for primary election

Iowa: Secretary of state: Voting system safe from cyberattacks

Kansas: Kansas touchscreen voting machines highly vulnerable, according to cyber experts

Maine: Ranked voting group joins lawsuit against secretary of state

Maryland: With session over, attention turns to election security | MD Dems in Congress ask Gov. Hogan to bolster election security; Hogan agrees

Minnesota: County purchases new voting equipment

Nebraska: Gale says 2016 Nebraska election was not hacked

New York: South Glen Falls asks for election day security guards

North Carolina: Expect change in Forsyth Co. early voting | NC is 'ground zero' for voter suppression in new documentary | Some 17-year-olds eligible to vote in May 8 primary

Ohio: Clyde talks about bid for secretary of state

South Carolina: SC Republicans propose closing state's primary elections

South Dakota: Volunteers prep for election day in Sioux Falls |

Tennessee: Hamblen election commission to debut time-saving equipment | Two new locations for early voting in Hamilton Co. | TN Supreme Court hears Nashville mayoral election date suit; plans decision this week

Texas: Candidates contest results of two Starr Co. primary elections

Virginia: Northam vetoes election integrity bill

West Virginia: Harrison Co. clerk teaches seniors to use voting machines | National Guard using cybersecurity skills to protect integrity of midterm elections

Wisconsin: Nekoosa man charged with voter fraud doesn't show up for court

Monday, 09 April 2018

April 7-9, 2018

National News: Federal funds to bolster election security may not be enough | MOAA, Syracuse team up for military voting survey | The DHS 'war room' on Election Day 2016 | When Russian hackers targeted the US election infrastructure

Alaska: After Anchorage success, state considers whether Alaska is ready for elections by mail | Hundreds of problem ballots pulled from Anchorage vote count

Arkansas: Pope Co. Quorum Court approves $195K for new voting equipment | Still no ruling on voter ID case | Lacking ruling from judge on state's voter ID law, first ballots for spring primary go out

California: Number of California teens pre-registered reaches 100K | 30 Mariposa Co. youth, 213 Madera Co. youth join 100K youth who have pre-registered

Florida: No local surge in youth voter registration | Pam Bondi vows to go to SCOTUS to fight against restoring felon voting rights

Georgia: Ga. set to vote using 'vulnerable' machines despite federal cash boost

Idaho: Accessibility at Canyon polling places in question ahead of May primary

Illinois: Illinois received federal funding to upgrade voting equipment | Federal funds to bolster election security may fall short | Ground zero in Russia's hack of US election infrastructure | Local elections officials: Our voting machines are in good shape | Fired employees file grievance against Saline Co. clerk

Indiana: Voting machines tested as primary nears in Porter Co. | Top Indiana election official stresses the importance of voting | Some Warrick Co. residents could have new voting location

Kansas: Senate, House adopts bill to alter election budgeting in four counties

Kentucky: New voting equipment debuts in Jefferson Co. ahead of May primaries | Gov. Bevin appoint new members to SBOE

Maine: How ranked-choice voting effort became a partisan flash point

Maryland: AVR bill becomes law without governor's signature

Minnesota: E-polling touted to expedite voting | Complaint made regarding notices, polling places in Brainerd | Murphy finishing role as Bemidji City clerk this month

Mississippi: Some local voters will have new polling places

Missouri: County clerk talks voter turnout | Friends, family celebrate the life of Wendy Noren

New Mexico: Secretary of state seeks ruling reversal in MVD case

New York: NYS BOE weakens its watchdog | BOE seeks to attract younger poll workers

North Carolina: Elections board members announced | Governor appoints new leadership to Moore Co. BOE | Polk adds fourth member to local BOE | Election board appointments raise questions

North Dakota: Will Gardner wins endorsement over incumbent Al Jaeger | Al Jaeger won't run for re-election after 25-year career as secretary of state

Ohio: Election officials gear up for early voting

Pennsylvania: Northampton Co. council splits on vote to support banning voting in schools

South Carolina: Surfside Beach elections commission says votes were counted correctly |

South Dakota: Voter survivor guide

Tennessee: Election administrator: Paper ballots, audits help ensure the integrity at the polls

Texas: Grimes increases May early voting sites | County judge speaks on voter fraud allegations

Vermont: Colchester's clerk to retire after 31 years

Virginia: Voters getting questionable mail from third-parties on voter registration

Wisconsin: UW-Madison campus area polling places show increase in voter turnout

Friday, 06 April 2018

April 6, 2018

National News: Groups partner to improve local elections | President again claims massive voter fraud. A massive search for evidence finds none | Felony voting laws are confusing; Activists would ditch them altogether | Fact Check: President repeats voter fraud claim about California

Alabama: Hunter Street Baptist Church no longer voting site

Arizona: Secretary of state's office rewrites elections procedures manual

Arkansas: Budget committee recommends $195K for new voting equipment

California: Confusion over 'independent' voters in California prompts redesign of voter registration forms | New Ca. voter registration card aims to prevent mistakes | County redesigns ballots to encourage participation and security | Fact Check: President repeats voter fraud claim about California

Florida: Tom Steyer's group to make push for youth vote in Florida | Federal judge claps back hard after Fla. challenges ruling on felons voting rights | Former Flagler elections supervisor found guilty on 7 felony counts

Illinois: Election officials, observers talk security ahead of November midterms

Maine: New court fight erupts over ranked-choice voting | Legislative fix on ranked choice falters in Senate, leaving fate up to the courts

Massachusetts: City council aims to increase voter access

Minnesota: Bill would prevent local governments from enforcing ranked-choice voting

Montana: More election judges needed to run polling locations

Nebraska: For eighth year, voter ID amendment defeated in Legislature | Poll workers could scan electronic list

Nevada: Elections chief: 63K names removed from voter rolls | 19,272 voter registrations canceled in Elkhart Co.

New Jersey: Applying for a driver's license? You could be automatically registered to vote | Students are itching to vote. NJ could soon make it easier

New York: Poughkeepsie council members support early voting | Funding for early voting excluded from state budget

North Carolina: Fourth Wilson elections board member sworn in | Elections staff prepping for May primary | Ashe Co. BOE named | Ross, Tillett join Dare BOE

Ohio: LaRose visits Allen Co. BOE

Pennsylvania: To meet state voting standards, a Pa. county moves to auditable machines | These Philly-area teens got 100 classmates to register to vote | Luzerne Co. to ensure polling sites are ADA compliant | He illegally worked at a polling place, so now he can't vote for four years

South Carolina: County audit shows one vote for cat, no illegal ballots in Surfside Beach elections | Uncontested races with low turnout still cost city thousands

Tennessee: SEC to consider removing county election commissioner

Texas: Judge says no fraud tied to El Paso Co. elections chief

Virginia: Voter registration group confuses Va. voters with misleading mailers, officials say

Wisconsin: Some voters concerned they may have received wrong ballot

Thursday, 05 April 2018

April 5, 2018

National News: After disbanding his vote fraud panel, president still says voting system is 'rigged' | As threat of more election meddling looms, states' voting machines still at risk

Alaska: High turnout in Anchorage's first vote-by-mail election, with many ballots still to count | Last-minute bump in ballots points to high turnout | Public or private, what information is open to the public after elections | Muni vote-by-mail election sets record turnout | Election officials to focus on ballot design

Arkansas: Arkansas Supreme Court declines to intervene in voter ID case

California: Shasta Co. gets tech update with new voting machines, ballots | State funding proposal for open source gains support

Florida: Gov. Scott appeals judge's ruling on voting rights for felons | Election preparations underway

Georgia: Barrow seeks Ga. secretary of state office | Gwinnett elections office hiring poll officials

Illinois: DuPage election commission boss: We failed the public

Indiana: Gearing up for the Indiana primary

Kansas: McCullah seeks former boss Kobach's job

Maine: Judge rules ranked-choice voting should be implemented for June primaries | Judge orders state to use ranked-choice voting for June primaries

Maryland: Long, daunting ballot in MoCo may deter voting

Michigan: Who is running for secretary of state? Read about them here | Macomb leaders push judges for 'stability' as ousted clerk claims 'insurrection' | Spranger appeals to Michigan governor

Minnesota: Commission weighs even-year elections for Minneapolis mayor | Changes coming to polling booth

Missouri: Local lawmakers look to ban electronic voting | Election provids civics lab for 37 Boone Co. high school students

Nevada: County votes down Spanish-language ballots

New Hampshire: Gardner using Crosscheck to probe possible NH voter fraud

New Mexico: State to implement new voting rules

New York: BOE will move to take great control over probes

North Carolina: County elections board members appointed, officers selected | Documentary set in Fayetteville follows 2016 voting rights activists | New Guilford Co. BOE breaks election business logjam | Sunday voting included in New Hanover Co. plan this year | Democracy on display at elections open house

North Dakota: Citing Native Americans' 'cherished right' to vote, federal judge orders changes to ND voter ID law

Ohio: Hamilton Co. 17-year-olds registering to vote 'on par' with other years | Knox Co. BOE waiting to make decision on poll worker

Pennsylvania: Voters in Westmoreland Co. can test voting machines | Concerned voters ask Bucks commissioners to abandon electronic voting machines | New congressional maps challenge Luzerne Co. election office | Vote on e-poll books could happen soon

Texas: Kaufman Co. candidate files vote-fraud suit after losing by a single vote

U.S. Virgin Islands: Legislature orders primary elections

Wisconsin: Voting equipment malfunctions in the Village of Cross Plains | State gets federal funding for election security | Woman wants to bring ducks to polls in Wisconsin

West Virginia: Meet the guy paying for West Virginia to run an election on blockchain

Wednesday, 04 April 2018

April 4, 2018

National News: Meet the new high-tech solution to Russian election hacking: paper ballots | There's a growing movement to let 16-year-olds vote | 14 states' voting machines are highly vulnerable. How'd that happen?

Alaska: Polls are closed: What's next? | Former polling precinct prepped before election day | More than 60K ballots returned in Anchorage elections

California: Goodbye, neighborhood polling places | Why an election tradition in California is banned in other states

Colorado: Denver DA drops grand jury probe of secretary of state

Connecticut: Former secretary of state is running for governor

Florida: A special election to fill a vacant Miami-Dade commission seat could cost $1M

Georgia: Wurtz named Hall elections superintendent | Gwinnett still needs more bilingual election workers |

Indiana: Civic engagement program encourages IU student voting with registration event

Maine: Ranked-choice voting's potential impact on Maine legislative primaries? One race | GOP ranked choice vote angers Democrats

Maryland: Election board changes Rising Sun polling place

Michigan: Macomb Co. judges urged to keep Spranger's temporary replacement in place | Spranger wants National Guard, Snyder to stop 'mutiny' against her

Missouri: Voter turnout in Joplin 'slow' so far, but no issues reported with new ID law | Some voters complain about changes, but not to Boone Co. clerk's office | Polling places prepared for tornado chances | Election Notebook: Veteran worker has 'feel' for elections | Columbia voters on Fairview Rd. unexpectedly redirected to new polling locations

Montana: Counties face ballot deadline as effort to eject Green Party from primary continues

New Mexico: Secretary of state adopts four administrative rules

North Carolina: Elections board appointed | Elections board takes oath | New, four-person Rowan Co. BOE sworn in | Federal appeals court backs skipping judicial primaries in NC | New Watauga BOE approves early voting plan | Cleveland Co. BOE sworn in

North Dakota: Cass Co. considering whether to close polls an hour earlier

Ohio: Counties prepare for spring early voting | Mahoning Co. BOE is moving polling locations out of some schools

South Carolina: Voting machine error forces switch to paper ballots in Goose Creek elections | Voting machines used in Goose Creek elections back online

Tennessee: Election commission focused on the approach of elections

Texas: Federal Judge: Texas is violating national voter registration law | Lawsuit filed by candidates claiming voter fraud has been dropped

Wisconsin: With spring election underway, officials focus on future of election security | Milwaukee polling place evacuated because of suspicious package | Neither sleet nor snow stops students from voting | Kind: Commission must address election security | Teens take to the polls during election day | From selfies, to signs to ducks, Wisconsin election commission gets plenty of odd complaints on election day | Milwaukee voters head to the polls despite weather | Milwaukee's longest serving poll official runs a tight but friendly ship | Voter turnout poised to shatter expectations in spring election | Polling places, voters battle snowy conditions

Tuesday, 03 April 2018

April 3, 2018

National News: 5K new voters registered at March for Our Lives

Alabama: Voter rights take center stage at MLK50 symposium

Alaska: More than 52K ballots have been received and processed | Ballots pour into Municipal Election Center

Arkansas: County preps for election with old voting machines | Arkansas elections board gets new chief

Florida: Former Supervisor of Elections Tommie Bell Banks: 1926-2018

Indiana: Commissioners approve polling places

Maine: Senate steps into ranked choice voting controversy | Senate authorizes Thibodeau to wage court fight on RCV

Massachusetts: Election reforms needed, Zakim says | Reading receives early voting reimbursement

Michigan: Miller says he should be appointed acting Macomb Co. clerk

Minnesota: Dai Thao voting case will go to trial

Mississippi: Lauderdale Co. looking to consolidate precincts | Forrest Co. voters will vote at Lillie Burney this year

Missouri: KCMO rolls out new voting machines for April elections | Missouri voter ID explained | Atchison Co. voters reminded of voter ID law | County clerk reminds residents about new photo ID law | Clerk's staff prepared for Tuesday's election

Nebraska: Sarpy Co. takes voting polls out of schools

Nevada: Spanish-language ballots on county agenda

New Hampshire: House to debate bills on voting

New York: Onondaga Co. elections commissioners split on early voting | NYC looks at ways to entice voters to polls

North Carolina: Richmond Co. BOE members sworn in | Bass to lead new-look board | Scotland BOE adds member

Pennsylvania: State seeks voting machines with paper trails | Bill would aid voters with disabilities

Texas: Gregg elections office, NAACP to host voter education forum | Rep. Gooden: Gov, AG we need help probing mail-in ballot fraud | Runoff voting locations cause controversy in Jefferson Co.

Washington: Washington receives nearly $8M to update election system |

Wisconsin: Madison voters set record for in-person absentee voting | State could get $7M in federal funds for election security if lawmakers approve match | Spring snow may affect Tuesday's elections | Flooding closes Beloit library, but location still to serve as polling place | City clerk prepares for election as snow storm begins | Weather could be factor in spring elections

Monday, 02 April 2018

March 31-April 2, 2018

National News: Government doles out election security funds to states

Alaska: The Anchorage election ends Tuesday, and some say turnout has been disappointing so far

Arkansas: County gets new voting machines before elections | County gets new voting machines before election

California: Open-source voting in SF may require match of state, local funds | Q&A: Santa Cruz Co. Clerk Gail Pellerin runs 'office of politics and love'

Florida: Judge rules in favor of Broward elections office in voter fraud lawsuit | Local faith leaders pushing for voting rights restoration for felons

Hawaii: Hawaii congresswoman working to protect the polls this November

Indiana: Lawmakers cite conflicting reasons why absentee voting bill died

Iowa: Precinct realignment takes another step before supervisors

Kansas: Looking for scholarship money, Shawnee Co. election office is the place

Louisiana: Louisiana starts process to replace 10K voting machines

Maine: Local officials ready for June election despite confusion over ranked choice voting | Maine judge faces tight deadline to rule on latest ranked-choice voting glitch | Judge hears emergency request to allow Maine to move forward with ranked choice

Maryland: Cybersecurity experts say Maryland's ballot delivery system is a target for hackers

Massachusetts: New polling places being sought again for South Attleboro voters

Mississippi: Purged voter outreach planned for Lee Co.

Missouri: Senate considers banning touchscreen voting | Polling places, staff prepped for election day | Sturgeon keeping polling place | New election statute calls for photo ID

Nebraska: Polling places change for 20K Lancaster Co. voters

New Hampshire: NH secure election funds generate praise, curiosity | Gardner releases voter info intended for presidential commission

New Jersey: Closter will not use schools as polling sites

New Mexico: Ruling allows Las Cruces judge to be placed on ballot after MVD mishap

New York: Dyer: County should kick in for election costs

North Carolina: Hookerton votes to support mail-in ballots | Two attorneys, two mayors make up new Pitt elections board | Faces on Cleveland Co. elections board to change | County BOE adds new member

Pennsylvania: Most Pa. voting machines are old, hackable and will likely be used in 2020 |

Tennessee: Sevier Co. voters to use new electronic voting system | Registering to vote doesn't always lead to the voting booth

Texas: Nonprofit group sues Harris Co. over voter registration records

Virginia: County honored for highest turnout in state

Wisconsin: Write-in candidates may complicate mayoral election | Local officials focus on security ahead of Tuesday spring election | Darlington man has problems absentee voting first time around

Friday, 30 March 2018

March 30, 2018

National News: American voting machines are old and vulnerable, but who will pay for new ones? | Election commission announces security funding

Alaska: Reactions mixed as vote-by-mail approaches deadline in Anchorage

Arkansas: Arkansas asks High Court to intervene in voter ID lawsuit | Groups register indigent to vote

Florida: Court gives Florida 1 month to revamp system for restoring ex-felons voting rights

Georgia: Feds to give Ga. $10M to upgrade outdated voting machines | Bill to replace Ga.'s electronic voting machines falls short | Beer for a vote? Man indicted after allegedly buying support for mayor-elect

Guam: Guam Election Commission to receive $600K for election security

Illinois: Quincy hearing to cover AVR

Iowa: Ballot appeal could cause delays for auditor for early voting

Maine: Doubt surrounds Maine's plan to use ranked-choice voting in June primaries

Minnesota: Sen. Klobuchar outlines how Minn. can improve election infrastructure | Minnesota gets $6.5M federal grant to improve election security

Missouri: Marion Co. voters will use new technology at polling places

Nebraska: Sec. Gale outlines election security ahead of May primary

New Hampshire: Secretary of state to unveil voter fraud investigation info by June | Statehouse debate over town election scheduling bill draws packed crowd

New Jersey: Proposed state law would expand voting rights to convicted persons

New Mexico: Santa Fe officials suggest improvements for next ranked choice election

North Carolina: State appoints Burke elections board members | New Guilford Co. elections board members tackle residency issues in April | Elections board to cut budget by 2 percent

Oregon: Richardson wants to turn up Umatilla Co. voter turnout

Pennsylvania: Senate passes bill to allow audit of voter registration system | Dems continue complaints about picks for election board

Tennessee: Madison Co. BOE meets to approve budget

Texas: Hardin Co. commissioners court to address repairing voting machines | Texas felon who 'didn't even want to go vote' gets prison time for voting illegally |

Utah: Recount: Utah Co. election will be vote-by-mail afterall | Utah Co. reverses paths

Vermont: Vermont's secretary of state discussed election security

Washington: Wyman says have confidence in election security | WA election cybersecurity gets $8M boost from feds

West Virginia: Touch-screen voting practices for voters in Kanawha Co. | Kanawha Co. testing new voting machines | Local counties preparing for upcoming elections

Wisconsin: Walker calls special elections, Senate drops bill to sidestep court order | Wisconsin voters prepare to head to polls for spring election | County clerks prepare for special election

Wyoming: Safety concerns close polling stations in Teton grade schools