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Wednesday, 06 December 2017

December 6, 2017

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

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

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

Connecticut: City begins appeal of new primary ruling

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

Guam: Election reform measure fails to pass

Idaho: Idaho launches new voter registration web portal

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

Kansas: Disabled Americans lost voting rights under Kansas law

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Carolina: Coding error caused Winterville voting problem

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

Ohio: County completes Bucyrus recount

Pennsylvania: Voters testify in gerrymandering trial in federal court

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

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

Tuesday, 05 December 2017

December 5, 2017

National News: Lawyers for election commission respond to lawsuit

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

Florida: No explanation why Riviera Beach recall was thrown out

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

Guam: Election reform bill fails

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

Michigan: Recount to start Tuesday in Detroit city clerk race

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

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

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

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

North Dakota: Secretary of State Al Jaeger may have challenger

Ohio: Board of elections moves to Market St.

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

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

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

West Virginia: County looks at potentially buying new voting software

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

Monday, 04 December 2017

December 2-4, 2017

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

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

California: New voting system for county

Colorado: Secretary of state talks primary elections in Durango

Florida: Elections office earns nation recognition

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

Illinois: Schools seek reimbursement for election costs

Indiana: Newton recognized by secretary of state

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

New York: Manhattan Dems sue over elections board pick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wisconsin: Dems push for new hires at Wisconsin election commission

Friday, 01 December 2017

December 1, 2017

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

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

Connecticut: Judge orders third primary for city council

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

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

Idaho: Idaho election officials to conduct city council recount

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

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

Michigan: Spranger faces county board on staffing, backlogs

Minnesota: Simon: 'We were not hacked'

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

Montana: Elections administrator position draws 43 applicants

Nevada: Two lawsuits try to stop state Senate recall efforts

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

North Carolina: Sharpsburg candidate protests ballot shortage, election loss

Pennsylvania: Marbles decide tied race

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission is moving locations

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

Virginia: Recount requested

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

Thursday, 30 November 2017

November 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Indiana: Porter Co. closer to new voting equipment

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

Louisiana: Schedler testifies before Congress

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

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

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

New Hampshire: Critics say bill targets students

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

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

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

South Dakota: Aurora Co. upgrades election equipment

Tennessee: Second graders learn about elections

Texas: Nine early voting locations open in Harris Co.

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

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

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

November 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kansas: Watchdog group calls for investigation of Kobach

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

Michigan: Legal woes mount for embattled Macomb Co. clerk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Texas: City clerk dispels runoff election rumor

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

Washington: Yakima Co. preparing to recount ballots

West Virginia: Commission purchases new voting machines

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

November 28, 2017

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

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

Arizona: County considers joining voter registration information center

Arkansas: Benton Co. planning Rogers office site

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

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

Idaho: Idaho man indicted for illegally voting

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

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

Maine: 2018 primary could feature ranked choice voting

Massachusetts: Galvin draws Democratic challengers

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

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

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

North Carolina: Carteret election recount breaks a tie

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

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

Pennsylvania: County counts, dismisses absentee ballots

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

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

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

Monday, 27 November 2017

November 23-27, 2017

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

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

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

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

Connecticut: Judge refuses to reject city primary challenge

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

Idaho: Grand jury indicts Idaho man for voter fraud

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

Iowa: Secretary of state seeks support for computer upgrades

Kentucky: BOE replaces recently fired executive director, assistant director

Louisiana: Council seat recount to take place Monday

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

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

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

Missouri: Mailing quirk has Missouri residents with Iowa addresses

Montana: County wants public input on making election duties appointed

New Jersey: Roxbury officials look to remove voting from schools

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

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

Pennsylvania: Recount confirms Greene Co. election results

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

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

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

November 22, 2017

Editor’s Note: ElectionlineToday will not publish on Thursday November 23 or Friday November 24. We hope you all have safe and happy holiday.

National News: Judges question privacy watchdog's right to sue WH election commission

Alabama: Ineligible voter, city officials speak about voter fraud complaints

Arkansas: Benton Co. receives new voting machines

Colorado: Ballot audit in ArapCo created to build voter confidence

Florida: Now you can register to vote online. Here are Florida's one-month totals

Georgia: State to investigate Warner Robins election complaints

Kansas: Elections chair offers different perspective on 2018 secretary of state run | Kobach's office reviewing security of Crosscheck program

Kentucky: SBOE has new director, assistant director

Louisiana: Recount process begins with inspection of voting machines

Maine: Advocates seeking to nullify delay of ranked-choice voting

Michigan: Garlin Gilchrist asks for recount in hotly contested clerk's race

Minnesota: New Cass Co. election administrator | Anoka Co. woman charged for voting twice in 2016 election

Mississippi: Registered voters who aren't voting waste taxpayer's money, election commissioners say

Montana: Gallatin Co. seeks change to elections administrator

New Mexico: Judge wants more details on ranked-choice voting in Santa Fe

New York: Recount could delay certification of Greene Co. election results | City council resists speaker's push to put pal on elections board

Ohio: Lorain Co. BOE OKs counting 9 provisional ballots | Cuyahoga Co. elections board asks prosecutor to review suspect Cleveland absentee ballot applications | Recount to be held in two Lucas Co. races | Election results certifications delayed in Crawford Co.

Pennsylvania: West York councilwoman to challenge results of election marred by oversight | Multiple tied races in Mercer Co.

Texas: Should city elections be moved to odd years?

Virginia: House Republicans threaten to sue elections board | State again delays certification of elections as Dems file third lawsuit | Vienna polling place will return to traditional venue

Wisconsin: Eau Claire woman charged with voter fraud

Wyoming: Murray announces plan to evaluate Wyoming's voting equipment

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

November 21, 2017

National News: How are manufacturers securing their voting machines? | Dems call for states to get $400M for election security upgrades | Judge: Voter fraud commission on ice till next year

Alabama: Town hall meeting clears up misconceptions on voting rights for felons | Phenix City manager calls alleged voter fraud a 'diabolical scheme'

Arkansas: Crawford Co. budget committee approves election equipment purchase

Connecticut: Court challenge to East Haven mayoral results concludes |

Florida: Online voter registration favors Dems over GOP in early run | Bill to protect voter info filed in both houses | Ben & Jerry's calls on Florida to restore voting rights to most felons | Will convicted felons soon have the right to vote?

Georgia: Cherokee schools OK partnership with elections board

Illinois: Divided vote keeps Illinois in Crosscheck program

Indiana: Porter Co. adds new election equipment

Kansas: Budget continues to divide election office and Shawnee Co. commissioner

Kentucky: Information still scarce on e-poll books

Massachusetts: Saugus recount set for Nov. 27 | Zakim, city council push to increase access to ballots | Worcester election commission backs early ballot approach in municipal elections

Michigan: Hackel criticizes board effort to remove Spranger

Montana: East Helena race still tied after recount, other council members to make final decision

New Hampshire: Lawsuit challenging proof-of-residence voting law slated for trial

New Mexico: Precinct consolidation, mail ballots could save more than $66K

New York: Election results remain unchanged following addition of absentee ballot

North Carolina: Some people voted in Winterville council race that shouldn't have | Bladen Co. BOE sets date for Dublin protest hearing

Oregon: Dems vote to keep primary closed

Pennsylvania: York Co. finds only one race could have been impacted by machine glitch | More than 2,900 double votes found in York Co. recount | York Co. officials say overvotes didn't affect results, but numbers tell different story | Former Pa. election czar fired, records show

Virginia: Activist files suit against Virginia Beach for violations of VRA | Report shows voter rolls need cleaning | Virginia official: At least 83 Fredericksburg-area voters were assigned to wrong House district | Harrisonburg voting precinct wins distinction | Virginia election officials delay certification in close House race

Wisconsin: Elections officials hoping to restore jobs that were cut