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Friday, 07 July 2017

July 7, 2017

National News: Here are the first 10 members of presidential voting commission | Voter fraud commissioner gets into heated exchange with news anchor | Voter commission to store data on WH computers

Alabama: Group wants Alabama to educate voters about new voting law | Commissioners to consider electronic poll book system

California: County starts new outreach to bring about 'Voter's Choice'

Colorado: Confused or angry about data request? Here's what you need to know | Official defends decision on data request | County clerks fielding calls about voter info release

Florida: Florida to give some info to White House panel | Seminole elections supervisor says people are calling to get off voter rolls | Florida will comply with part of data request | Volusia election supervisor responds to data request

Georgia: US Justice Dept. also seeks voter info from Ga. | Georgia Secretary of State's Office: We look forward to our day in court | State Sen. John McKoon to run for secretary of state | Whitfield looking to merge some election precincts in 2019

Illinois: Board says Illinois will not turn over its voter data

Iowa: Johnson Co. to showcase new voting equipment

Kansas: Kobach can't duck $1K sanction in voter ID case | Feds ask Kansas for information on voter list maintenance

Kentucky: Grimes emerges as most quotable opponent of voter fraud panel

Michigan: What voter information is Michigan sending to election commission

Mississippi: Caledonia alderman appoint commissioners for election

Missouri: Groups claim Missouri is not following voter registration rules

Montana: Elections dustup prompts response from Missoula Co.

Nebraska: Gale says he needs assurance to send data to voter fraud commission

New Hampshire: NH's full voter database isn't publicly accessible | Lawmakers, ACLU file suit challenging release of voter information | Democrats seek special session on voter roll request

New Jersey: What's at stake in data request that NJ rejected?

New Mexico: Supporters back ranked-choice voting for Santa Fe's 2018 elections

Pennsylvania: Snyder seeks to broaden absentee voting

South Carolina: SC election commission denies data request, GOP chair will buy it for them

Tennessee: Warren to lead state election officials' association

Texas: DOJ asks federal court not to challenge voter ID law | Feds ask judge to drop challenge to Texas voter ID

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board compelled to certify election when it meets in two weeks | Elections members to challenge single board structure

Wyoming: Murray: Requested information would violate voter privacy

Thursday, 06 July 2017

July 6, 2017

National News: Kobach complains about reports on voting commission | Why almost every state is partially or fully rebuffing election commission | Kobach, states disagree on voting fraud panel | DOJ sends letter to 44 states | Lawsuit could stop election commission in its infancy

Alabama: Name, birthday, voting history? It's all available-for a price-from secretary of state's office

Arkansas: Clerk: Machines will last a few years, but changes coming | Miller Co. receives new voting machines | Governor recommends against sharing all information requested by commission

California: Why California denied request for voter info

Colorado: How to become a 'confidential voter' before data is released | Secretary of state addresses privacy concerns over disclosure of voter info

Florida: Felons regaining right to vote in Florida | Local elections offices: Voters worried about personal data | Fla. Dems press secretary of state over voter data

Georgia: Lawsuit demands election results thrown out for special election | Lawsuit seeks to void special election runoff over aging voting system | Elections officials review lawsuit | DOJ requests voter registration info from Georgia

Idaho: Idaho chafes at request for voter information

Illinois: AVR may be coming to Illinois | Winnebago Co. exploring merger of county clerk's and recorder's offices

Iowa: Marion Public Library to host 'early' satellite voting site

Kansas: DOJ for state voter information follows similar Kobach query | Judge reaffirms fines against Kobach | Lawyer group files federal complaint against Kobach

Kentucky: Allison Lundergan Grimes discusses voter battle

Maine: State lawmakers break political norms by ignoring will of the voters

Maryland: Six of eight Annapolis wards to change polling locations | Voter advocates challenge state's registration deadline | Md. election officials ask board to rectify $1.6M mistake

Massachusetts: Suit challenging Mass. voter registration cutoff now in court

Missouri: Greene Co. clerk mails out voting ID requirements | Ashcroft defends Missouri's cooperation with voter-fraud probe

Nebraska: Senators urge Gale to decline information request

New Jersey: NJ elections officials says no voter data released yet to panel

North Carolina: City elections shift years

Rhode Island: Providence working to correct polling place error

Texas: Hays Co. election commission accepts new technology | Travis Co. investigates possibility 17 people voted twice in 2016 | Local election experts sound off on voter info request

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board looks for fix for squeaky air conditioner | Joint board unlikely to fill vacant seat

Vermont: Condos defies request from election commission, for now

West Virginia: Commission to move polling place

Wednesday, 05 July 2017

July 4-5, 2017

National News: Forty-four states have refused to give up certain voter information to commission

Arizona: Arizona denies request for personal voter info | Madera Co. forming Accessibility (VAAC) and Language Accessibility (LAAC) advisory committees

Arkansas: Benton Co. ready for special elections

Colorado: Georgia voters, Colorado nonprofit sue to overturn special election

Delaware: Delaware officials tell voter fraud commission to take a hike

Florida: New voters coalition settles election commission complaint

Georgia: Georgia voters, Colorado nonprofit sue to overturn special election | Johnson files bill to improve election integrity | Georgia will charge commission for voter data request

Idaho: Idaho to handle voter info request using public record law | Democratic leaders object to voter registration probe

Iowa: Voter registration events designed for residents with disabilities

Louisiana: Louisiana rejects request for voter data | Secretary of state vow to 'fight like hell' for the people

Maine: Secretary of state now says Maine will not provide voter info to commission

Maryland: AG says voter commission request violates state law

Massachusetts: Trial begin in ACLU against Mass. voter reg deadlines

Michigan: MI SOS has 'no authority' to spurn request for voter data | Ann Arbor using $355K grant to help pay for new voting technology

Minnesota: Move St. Paul elections to even-year ballots? Voters may get to decide in November

Nebraska: Groups urge Nebraska secretary of state to reject info request

Nevada: How to keep (some of) your Nevada voter info private

New York: After promising more, De Blasio explains limited voting reform push | County BOE calls for more polling place workers

North Carolina: Lawsuit challenges elections boards' ban on unaffiliated voters

Ohio: Washington Co. BOE to get updated voting machines | Student makes case to council for teen voting

Pennsylvania: Congressman wants newly sworn-in citizens to register to vote

South Carolina: Election officials receive voter data request

Texas: Why one of the largest counties in Texas is going back to paper ballots | Denton Co. going all paper ballots for November election | Vote-by-mail legislation to be addressed during special session | First-ever voter registration training provided in Spanish| Examining Texas' mail-in voting law | New election equipment will streamline voting process, officials say

U.S. Virgin Islands: Supreme Court denies Sarauw petition for emergency relief

Vermont: Condos: Voters' rights trump baseless fraud claims

Washington: DOJ asks Washington state elections boss how she keeps ineligible voters off rolls

Wyoming: Wyoming rejects request for information

Monday, 03 July 2017

July 1-3, 2017

Editor's Note: ElectionlineToday will not publish on Tuesday July 4, but we'll be back on Wednesday July 5, just a bit later than normal, around 8 a.m. Happy 4th of July!

National News: State officials of both parties reject requests for voter info | States push back on voter info request | Black lawmakers press state officials not to give up voter data | Experts warn voter data request could lead to hacks | Asked for voters' data, states give panel a bipartisan 'No' | Civil rights activists raise alarm over DOJ pick | President says states are 'trying to hide' things from his voter fraud commission | President's voting commission asked states to hand over election data. Some are pushing back | House Republicans want to eliminate EAC

Alabama: Merrill holds voter registration and ID drive at Whitlock's General Store | Merrill has questions about voter roll request | Suit seeks to force Alabama to inform people about restored voting rights | Crossover voting will be prohibited during a runoff

Alaska: Alaska elections director says WH commission will get some voter data

Arizona: Arizona will provide voter information to White House as concerns swirl | Sec. Reagan ready to turn over voter rolls

California: Mendocino Co. grand jury recommends faster election results | Bored by state races, young Californians increasingly forsake their right to vote

Colorado: Williams will turn over public voter lists to White House panel

Connecticut: Stamford town clerk allegedly broke voting rules, sources say

District of Columbia: DC says not to White House request for voter data

Florida: Gov. Scott mum on voter inquest | Supervisor of Elections Hays rolling out adopt-a-precinct program | Push to restore Fla. ex-felon voting rights gains steam, but obstacles remain

Georgia: Georgia to share information with presidential commission

Idaho: Idaho reviewing request for voter data

Illinois: Ability to vote compromised for thousands behind bars | Illinois still waiting on White House request | Complaint calls roll in as Illinois awaits request for data | Board of elections commissioners of the City of Chicago met June 13

Indiana: County to get electronic poll books for next election | Voting fraud commission won't get full Indiana data | Lawson withholds info from WH voter fraud commission | Election board plans vote centers

Iowa: Iowa election official says he'll share public information

Kansas: Kobach apologizes for materials in voter lawsuit | Kobach: Kansas won't give Social Security info to Kobach-led voter panel

Kentucky: Grimes: 'Not enough bourbon in Kentucky' to make me release voter data | Governor orders voting rights restored for 284 Kentuckians | Three ex-felons in Pulaski have voting rights restored

Louisiana: Louisiana reviewing request for voter information

Maine: Election fraud panel asks Maine, other states for voter info | Secretary of state releases statement about request for voter data | Dunlap statement on panel's request for voter information

Maryland: President names Marylander with little elections experience to commission | Watchdog urges MD elections officials not to cooperate with WH panel

Massachusetts: Administration wants voter data from Mass. and Mass. is saying no

Michigan: SOS: WH panel hasn't asked for voter information

Minnesota: Simon won't supply voter information to WH panel

Mississippi: Hosemann to presidential commission: Go jump in the Gulf of Mexico

Missouri: Missouri to give commission limited voter details | Republicans pick Burks as recommendation for county clerk

Montana: Montana won't give up private voter info to presidential commission

Nevada: Nevada to hand over some publicly available information

New Hampshire: Sununu, Gardner say state will hand over public information

New Jersey: Losing candidates demand recount in Roselle primary

New Mexico: Toulouse Oliver says she won't give panel voters' info

New York: Nassau Co. election board to publish committee member names | Cuomo won't send voter information to election panel

North Carolina: No voter ID revival before lawmakers left Raleigh | Gov. Cooper comments on voting commission request | NC election officials to turn over public voter data to WH panel

North Dakota: North Dakota law prevents officials from giving voter info to WH commission

Ohio: Ohio will not give private data to election commission | Local governments focus on cybersecurity

Oklahoma: Voting commission will get limited state voter data

Oregon: Oregon secretary of state won't supply voter information | Lawmakers advance special election to budget committee

Pennsylvania: PA to voter-fraud commission: You can pay for voter data like anyone else

Rhode Island: Yet another state is on the brink of enacting automatic voter registration | Automatic voter registration bill advances in RI Legislature | Gorbea responds to Feds' voter data request

South Carolina: No request yet from vote fraud task force for SC voter information | Mount Pleasant man spends hundreds in FOIA bills to uncover state's election hack chatter

South Dakota: Krebs won't share South Dakota data with panel

Tennessee: Tennessee secretary of state refuses to share voter information | Go Vote! Knoxville aims to increase voter turnout

Texas: Texas will release voter data | Judge sentences former mailman to 18 months in prison

U.S. Virgin Islands: In wake of Rodriquez vote, senators ponder elections board reform | Sarauw asks court to compel certification of special election

Utah: Utah won't release private voter data to election commission

Vermont: Official: Bound by law to turn over voter data

Virginia: McAuliffe spurns request for voter data | Von Spakovsky riled Fairfax with voter fraud efforts; president just elevated him | Goldman sues SBOE over registered voters list

Washington: Secretary of state to stick by voter data request--for now | Polls closes for long-time San Juan Co. elections' office employee

West Virginia: Putnam Co. receives new touch-screen voting machines | Officials will assess voter records request | Secretary of state won't give up all data commission wants | State laws may pose stumbling block for voting commission | Clerks, secretary of state clean up voter rolls

Wisconsin: Wisconsin election commission to WH panel: You want voter data? Pay for it

Friday, 30 June 2017

June 30, 2017

(Editor’s Note:  Unless there is breaking news, electionlineToday will be taking a small break for the holiday and will be back on Wednesday July 5, maybe just a bit later in the morning, say 8am!)

National News: EAC's 2016 survey provides deep dive into wealth of voting information | Presidential election commission wants to know voting history, party ID and address of every voter in US | White House panel asks state for their voter rolls | States refuse to cooperate with voter fraud probe | Labor lawyer tapped to be Civil Right chief | Activists not happy with nominee to lead civil rights unit | House Dem seeks to restore funding to EAC | House Democrats launch election security task force

Alabama: Registering felons to vote in jail: How new Alabama law impacts voting rights | Colbert Co. moving to electronic poll books

Arizona: Arizona settles lawsuit to make voter registration data more accessible, affordable

Arkansas: Laptops on Marion election commission's wish list

California: County official says Russia did not hack elections | Padilla to president's voting fraud panel: No | California official bristles at panel's records request

Colorado: Elections chief will withhold confidential data from WH commission

Connecticut: Voter fraud panel request for information gets chilly Connecticut reply

Florida: Supervisor of elections office set to relocate

Kansas: Kobach wants voters' personal information for presidential commission | Kander, Kobach tussle on changes to Kansas voting laws

Kentucky: Grimes to president: I won't send Kentucky voter data

Maine: Ranked-choice voting supporters consider people's veto if Legislature scraps law

Massachusetts: Retiring Northampton clerk: 'Remember you're here because the voters put you here

Michigan: Ingham Co., Lansing launch new voting equipment technology for primary

Minnesota: Simon skeptical of White House request for voter data

New Hampshire: Democratic voting rights activist Kander to return to NH next week | Gardner says election commission call 'couldn't have been better'

New Mexico: Cost of special election lower than anticipated

New York: State election board to Nassau: Follow the law

North Carolina: New Hanover BOE names new director

North Dakota: New ND voter ID law goes into effect

Ohio: Elections board to consolidate polling locations

Oregon: Longtime clerk set to retire

Pennsylvania: County refutes "voter suppression"

Rhode Island: Nearly 66K names removed from rolls since 2015

Texas: County unveils new voting machines | County moves toward vote centers | County moving forward with electronic voting measure | Voting machines to be replaced

U.S. Virgin Islands: What's next? St. Thomas-St. John elections board could wait until July 20 to decide on Senate vacancy

Virginia: McAuliffe has 'no intention' of honoring commission's request

Washington: Secretary of state will review voter rolls request

Thursday, 29 June 2017

June 29, 2017

National News: Should it be easier to vote? Americans are deeply divided by party | Election integrity commission will meet for first time in July | Readout of vice president's call with election integrity commission | Senate Intel asks 21 states to publicize election hacking | More public awareness encouraged on Russian hacking | Kelly: Election hacking attempts 'way of the future'

Colorado: Clerks report confidence in voting system

Florida: Collier Co. to upgrade some of its voting machines

Georgia: Voting rights advocacy group claims censorship

Illinois: Peoria-area election officials say hackers kept out of local voting | Keeping elections safe from hackers

Maine: Voter-approved ranked-choice voting stays in effect as repeal bills fail

Massachusetts: Automatic voter registration proponents make push

Michigan: First female elections bureau chief chosen | Laptops to aid election workers | Senate OKs removing party vignettes from ballots

Missouri: Two Republicans seek appointment as Boone Co. clerk

Montana: Should voters in Montana be able to change their vote?

New Mexico: City Council delays ranked choice voting

North Carolina: Three towns' elections moved to 2018

Rhode Island: Gorbea advances on clearing old names off voter rolls

South Carolina: Election commission continues to improve cyber security

Texas: Hidalgo Co. obtains new machines to replace current voting method | County postpones voting equipment purchase | AG to join Dallas voter fraud investigation

U.S. Virgin Islands: Legislature votes not to admit Rodriquez, seat remains unfilled

Virginia: Communities scramble to translate ballots

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Monday, 26 June 2017

June 24-26, 2017

National News: Election hacking fears turn heat on DHS | Activist says voter suppression is a 'greater threat to U.S. democracy than Russian election tampering' | White House says election commission will examine hacking

Alabama: Campaign to help ex-felons learn about voting rights

Arkansas: Arkansan on US list for vote-system study

California: Secretary of state alleges politics may have caused Orange Co. supervisors to reject cost-saving voting system | SLO Co. saw spike in election day cyberthreats

Idaho: Elections office short on staff at a bad time

Illinois: Rockford, Winnebago Co. may revisit election office merger

Indiana: Treasurer arrested on charges of theft from voter registration association | State commission takes up task of consolidating Lake Co. election precincts | Vigo Co. official charged with voting outside precinct

Kansas: Secretary of state fined for misleading court | GOP state Rep. Keith Esau seeks 2018 secretary of state nomination

Maine: Russia's still targeting US elections, King warns | Constitutional amendment to fix ranked-choice voting falters in Maine House

Massachusetts: Teens not eager to register to vote

Michigan: Ingham Co. clerk debuts new voting machines

New Jersey: Judge invalidates 22 votes, putting 2016 election in doubt

New York: Cuomo launching voter registration push at Pride March

Ohio: Could the 2000 election debacle in Florida happen in Ohio? | New voting machines in store for voters | Despite Mahoning case, data suggests voter fraud is rare | Officials respond to voting concerns at Union precinct

Oklahoma: Online registration moves slowly

Pennsylvania: Why funny write-in names on ballots aren't a laughing matter

Tennessee: TBI investigating May election

Texas: Tallying 2016 voting complaints: Scare tactics, equipment glitches, snafus | Hidalgo Co. elections department's new voting machines raise security concerns | Tarrant lawmakers tapped to lead charge against mail-in voter fraud in Texas | County seeks to ease voting for residents | Gregg Co. accepted into countywide voting program

U.S. Virgin Islands: Superior Court likely won't soon rule on special election

West Virginia: WV county clerk tapped to serve in presidential commission

Friday, 23 June 2017

June 23, 2017

National News: Election hackers altered voter rolls, stole private data, officials say | Steyer to plow $7.5M into voter mobilization efforts | President's voter-fraud panel wants to look into Russian hacking, too | House Democrats, looking ahead to 2018, pledge to prioritize voting rights

Alabama: Terri Sewell intro's legislation to restore VRA

Arkansas: Arkansas closer to adopting voter ID law | Crawford & Cotton question intelligence officials on election meddling | Former legislator lands on president's vote fraud commission | JPs approve plan for voting centers

California: Padilla calls on OC supervisors to reconsider Voter's Choice Act

Connecticut: Tong calls for full investigation into alleged voter fraud | Brookfield will reimburse former GOP registrar for legal fees

Florida: Local official: Russian phish attempt reached Fla. but didn't affect election result | After attempted hack, Florida elections officials reviewing security of vote

Georgia: He has served 44 years on election board, and isn't done yet

Illinois: Automatic voter registration coming soon to Illinois

Indiana: Elkhart Co. turns to tech to speed up voting process

Maine: Maine member of president's voter fraud panel wants it to probe Russian election hacking | Future of new ranked choice voting system remains unclear

Missouri: Brianna Lennon recommended for county clerk position

New York: NY settles lawsuit over voter registration | Cuomo: State stepping in to protect electoral system

North Carolina: No evidence of Russian hacks in Mecklenburg Co.

Ohio: Pursuit, crash leads to fire at Shelby Co. BOE

Oklahoma: Oklahoma elections not targeted by Russian hackers, state says | State election board allows voters to sign up for election reminders

Tennessee: Cost of special election could top $70K

Texas: Hays Co. elections committee recommends new voting equipment | Court sets fast pace for possible voter ID penalties

U.S. Virgin Islands: Court hears arguments on Sarauw's motion to certify special election

Virginia: Provisional votes win OK of Arlington electoral board

West Virginia: Wood Co. clerk to study federal elections