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Wednesday, 25 April 2018

April 25, 2018

National News: Open letter urges states to spend election security funds wisely | Experts: Switch off WiFi and ditch paperless voting machines | DHS: No evidence of Russia targeting 2018 elections yet Russia likely targeted more than 21 states before 2016 election | Senate panel to examine officials' election security efforts

Arizona: Delayed voter IDs won't impact special election, officials say | Voting delayed at four polling sites in special election

Arkansas: Commissioners Court approves new voter records software for Angelina Co. | Polling places could be closed

California: Three vie for Sonoma Co. clerk-recorder-assessor and elections chief | OC releases 2018 election security playbook | County prepares for June 5 election and so should you

Colorado: Elections official hopes sign will leave 'U' wondering

Florida: Fearing court action, Scott calls emergency meeting of clemency board | Ex-Flagler elections chief left legacy of turmoil

Hawaii: State may experiment with all-mail voting on Kauai

Illinois: Vendor to compensate DuPage for election night fiasco | Local reaction to Illinois voter database legislation | Proposal to get pre-trial detainees a chance to vote from jail passes House

Indiana: City to offer free bus service on election day

Kansas: 'Probably not worth arguing': Kobach legal team mistakenly files draft with note

Maine: Secretary of state's office publishes ranked choice ballots

Maryland: New BOE director prepares for primary

Michigan: Candidates from both parties line up to replace Spranger

Minnesota: St. Louis Park city council votes unanimously for ranked choice voting

Montana: Election judges sought in Butte

New Hampshire: Senate committee recommends passage of voter residency requirement bill

New Jersey: Paterson mayoral candidates are concerned about potential voter fraud

New York: Former charter review chair resubmits FOIL request for vote records | Few problems cited during NY's special elections

Pennsylvania: Clearfield Commissioners: DOS' voting machine directive poses financial challenge

South Carolina: Race, shouting and a sheriff's deputy: How this Richland Co. meeting lost control

Texas: Supreme Court appears closely divided over Texas district maps | To selfie, or not to selfie?

U.S. Virgin Islands: Judge hears challenge to elections board reform

Virginia: Registrar assures votes are secure with new equipment

Washington: Clatsop Co. voters' pamphlet map contains errors

West Virginia: New early voting sites in Kanawha | Some new rules, and new locations for voters this election season | Starting Wednesday, WV voters will need ID | Early voting debuts Wednesday in five Kanawha communities

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

April 24, 2018

Alaska: Anchorage Assembly Member Dick Traini confers first ever vote-by-mail election

Arizona: GOP House leader guts proposal for weekend voting

Arkansas: New voting machines approved by Craighead Co.

California: Groups sue Ca. secretary of state over language help for voters

Georgia: Group appointed to help replace Ga.'s voting machines | Muscogee Co. director of elections appointed to new commission

Guam: Territorial voting rights case appealed to US Supreme Court

Indiana: VCSC to look into more options for student voting transportation for primary election day | Vigo Co. schools won't bus students to polls

Kansas: Budget battle between Shawnee Co. commission and election office

Louisiana: State officials deny assessment | Lafayette Parish moves polling location due to scheduling conflict

Massachusetts: Walsh signs ordinance to increase access to voting in Boston

Mississippi: Ex-felons oppose merger of 2 voting rights cases

Montana: Democrats take secretary of state to court over Green Party votes

Nebraska: New law will extend hours for online voter registration

New York: Local elections boards tighten steps to secure balloting | East Ramapo: Mass mailing gaffe on polling site was printer's fault

Ohio: Lovas stepping down from county election board

Rhode Island: E. Providence election postponement sparks concern of elections board members

Texas: Many Denton Co. voters mailing in ballots

Virginia: Former Southampton Co. registrar dies

West Virginia: Voter ID needed for WV primary

Monday, 23 April 2018

April 21-23, 2018

National News: Senators chart path forward on election security bill | Gun control advocates push to make voter registration the legacy of Parkland shooting | Federal Circuit nixes 'abstract' voter verification patent | Voting laws for felons can be hard to follow. Here's an overview | Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote? | New voting method that involves ranking candidates gains favor across the nation

Arizona: 140K Maricopa Co. voters haven't received voter registration cards

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. clerks agree on service, differ on voter ID

California: San Diego Co. schools to hold HS voter education weeks

Colorado: Montezuma Co. preps for primaries with unaffiliated voters

Connecticut: Trading ballots for kayaks, registrar retires

Florida: Suwanee Co. changes Dowling Park voting location | Election season brings third party confusion, voter turnout into question | Voting numbers among youth down in Leon Co.

Georgia: Paulding prepares for April 30 start of early voting

Illinois: Bill would remove Illinois from multi-state voter database | Assessor candidates says Cook Co. clerk, others violated court order

Indiana: Absentee voting is up and running, popular | NW Indiana's voting booth void calls to voters

Kansas: Candidates speak on voting policy

Massachusetts: Josh Zakim challenges 6-term secretary of state

Mississippi: Push on to advise Mississippi military members of voting rights

Missouri: County buys new election machines |Legislators approve numerous changes to elections

New Mexico: NM introduces online absentee ballots for blind, visually impaired voters

North Dakota: ND voter ID | Court ruling hangs over June primary

Ohio: Cayuga Co. BOE adds polling location | County employees can be poll workers

Pennsylvania: Counties anxious about new voting machines | Pa. to display possible new voting machines for 2019

South Carolina: Dorchester Co. to recruit young poll workers | Richland Co. officials working to answer questions ahead of primary

Texas: SCOTUS will decide how Texas battle lines are drawn | Attorney general looking into voter fraud complaint | Officials call for mail-in ballot investigation in Webb Co.

Utah: Utah election reform law aims to remove barriers to voting, boost turnout

Vermont: Rutland Town eyes poll security at school

West Virginia: Wood Co. ready for early voting, primary election

Wisconsin: E-poll book pilot 'a success'

Wyoming: Secretary of State Ed Buchanan announces candidacy for secretary of state

Friday, 20 April 2018

April 20, 2018

National News: First-of-its-kind forum on election security gathers state, local officials with feds | Centrify gives states a deal on identity management software to secure midterm elections | Elections officials explore security options

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election commission spreading word on new vote centers

California: Judge orders Napa Co. Grand Jury transcripts in Tuteur case to be made public

Connecticut: Long road ahead for early voting, despite House approval | Bill that would allow early voting passes house

Florida: Florida lawmakers question election security

Georgia: Hall's new election director has experience in Spanish-language materials

Idaho: Jefferson Co. voters shifted to new precincts | Ada Co. election official monitors Azerbaijan presidential vote

Illinois: Kane Co. clerk wants disbanding Aurora Election Commission's money

Kansas: KS GOP chairman drops out of race for secretary of state | Kobach to appeal contempt ruling; secretary of state hit with fresh ethics complaints

Kentucky: Voting machines have the seal of approval for primary | KY election officials given cybersecurity training | Grimes says election threats warrant new security

Michigan: Local clerks say they're ready for the Russians

Nebraska: Two Republicans seek to be next secretary of state

Nevada: Clerk to bill districts for elections

New Jersey: State working to bolster cybersecurity of NJ election systems | Paterson sees a flood of mail-in ballots sparking fear of election fraud

New York: Akwesasne election board looking at using electronic voting machines | LeFrak tenants take to the steps of City Hall

North Dakota: ND fights part of voter ID ruling amid appeal

Ohio: Feds may help county protect voting system | Need for poll workers increases as primary gets closer

Pennsylvania: Election directors statewide call for reform in light of machine mandate

South Carolina: Former bank now place to go for voter registration | LWV to unveil 'one-stop shop' online

Texas: Starr Co. election fraud dispute heats up

U.S. Virgin Islands: Trial in elections board lawsuit set to begin Monday

Thursday, 19 April 2018

April 19, 2018

National News: Here's how hackers could cause chaos in this year's US midterms | Reducing voters' paperwork might expand the voter rolls | Automatic voter reg could have big impact by 2020

Alaska: Anchorage officials certify vote by mail election

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election commission spreading word on new vote centers | Move on to allow 17-year-olds to vote in Arkansas

California: Shasta Co. clerks' open house for new voting equipment | Voter turnout was abysmal in the Long Beach election. Why? Lots of theories, few solutions | Sacramento must provide Hmong ballots

Colorado: Montezuma Co. prepares for primaries with unaffiliated voters

Florida: Rubio's red alert: Florida election officials 'overconfident' about security threat | Scott has made enemies over voting rights during the last eight years | Packed Florida ballot could bring long lines on Election Day | Officials collect ballots and equipment for manual audit

Georgia: Little known Ga. law allows students to register to vote at school

Illinois: Voting behind bars

Indiana: More voting centers in Indiana

Kansas: Judge blisters Kobach in voter ID case | Federal judge finds Kobach in contempt of court in voting rights case

Kentucky: State BOE welcomes new members | Electronic tablets slated for use at polling places

Maine: Secretary of state proceeds with plans for ranked choice voting

Minnesota: Cass Co. board approves $250K for new voting equipment | Cambridge to use electronic poll books during 2018 election season

Missouri: Missouri accused of violating federal voter registration laws

Nebraska: Evnen, Perrell facing off for secretary of state

New York: Voters demand special election | Cuomo plans to restore voting rights to paroled felons

North Carolina: Shortage of voting machines in Lancaster Co. | Lawyers: Accusations against challenged voters are not libel

Ohio: County election board ready for primary

South Carolina: Orangeburg Co. election office moves to old bank

Virginia: Halifax BOC approves voting equipment purchase | Va. to hold high school voter registration drives

Wisconsin: Elections commission wants to use $7M to beef up cybersecurity

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

April 18, 2018

National News: US Homeland Security chief on potential Russian voting hack | DHS chief issues stern warning to Russia, others on election meddling, cyber attacks | Students have been marching, but will they vote in November

Alaska: Anchorage assembly looks at vote-by-mail

California: Padilla kicks off High School Voter Education Week

Colorado: Butler Co. BOE member stepping down

Florida: NAACP wants 'tone deaf' Scott to end 'posturing' on voting rights | Victor Torres leads effort demanding Spanish materials in Fla. elections offices

Georgia: How to hack elections on Ga.'s voting machines

Indiana: Inmate voter registration causing concern in Harrison Co. | Lake Co. voting sites finalized

Kentucky: County's low voter turnout discussed at panel

Louisiana: House rejects voting rights for those on probation, parole

Maine: Ranked-choice will be used for June primaries | Courts: Ranked-choice voting will be used in primary elections | Maine senators involved in efforts to boost election security

Michigan: Spranger appeals her removal from office

Minnesota: St. Louis Park votes to adopt ranked choice voting

Mississippi: Mississippi sending election reminders to military members | Hosemann on cyber attacks and federal involvement in MS elections

Missouri: Mo. sued for alleged voter registration law violation

Montana: Gallatin Co. clerk and recorder's office gets approval for new election clerk

Nebraska: Secretary of state counts election security as highest priority

New Jersey: Gov. signs AVR bill

New York: Assembly renews push for early voting, easy registration | LeFrak City residents rally at City Hall as battle over relocating polling site continues

Ohio: State funding could mean new voting machines for county | Church wants to raise polling place fee for Belmont Co. BOE

Pennsylvania: Pa. plots strategy for election security funds

Texas: N. Texas woman convicted of voter fraud: 'I had no idea I couldn't vote'

Utah: New Utah law allows 17-year-olds to vote in primary election

Virginia: Va. to hold voter registration drives

Washington: Cutting the ribbon on Duval ballot drop box

West Virginia: Kanawha Co. tests new voting equipment | Kanawha Co. commission raises poll worker pay

Wisconsin: Elections officials look to use $7M to address immediate security concerns

Wyoming: Survey: Confidence high in Wyoming elections

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

April 17, 2018

National News: Blockchain is coming to an election near you, but don't expect it to be perfect | Senators, state officials to meet on election cybersecurity bill | After Parkland, youth activism not showing up in voter registration numbers

Alabama: Johnson announces candidacy for secretary of state

California: Ranked-choice voting could come into play in SF mayor's race | Teen voters targeted with technology and driver's licenses

Colorado: Pueblo council raises concerns about hosting mayoral election

Connecticut: State coming up with ways to spend $5.1M to prevent election tampering | Student voter turnout on the rise | Elections cybersecurity task force to meet for first time

District of Columbia: Washington, DC may let 16-year-olds vote

Florida: Scott, Cabinet seek to delay court order on felons' voting rights |Youth activism not showing up in Fla. voter reg numbers

Georgia: Pilot program to speed voter check-in | Kemp on voter suppression concerns during his tenure

Illinois: LaSalle Co. voting system sound | Two Chicago civic innovators have been chosen to serve as Obama Fellows in the inaugural class

Indiana: Election workers needed in St. Joseph Co. | County preps for first vote center election

Maine: 'One man, one vote' among legal concerns facing ranked-choice | Maine getting up to $3.5M for election security

Maryland: Maryland pounces on federal funding for election cybersecurity

Michigan: OVR bill moves to House

Mississippi: Mississippi seeks to merge 2 voting rights suits | Lawsuit seeks to have ex-felons rights restored

Nevada: Voters face new sign-in device

New Jersey: A lot more people in NJ will be registered to vote soon. Here's why

North Dakota: Cass Co. commissioners vote to keep voting hours the same

Ohio: Portage hopes for voting machine reimbursement | Rep. gives voters incorrect information about mail-in ballots during robo call | Polling places moved from schools over security concerns

Oregon: Secretary of state touts transparent elections

Pennsylvania: State pushes counties to replace voting machines | Pa. will receive funding to upgrade voting machines, but will it be enough? | Philly won't have new voting machines in place for 2020, commissioner says | Luzerne Co. officials commend high school voter registration count

Virginia: Polling site called inadequate

Wisconsin: Walker denies AG's claim voter ID law won 2016 election

Monday, 16 April 2018

April 14-16, 2018

National News: Counties test driving tech-driving voting

Arkansas: Pulaski hoping to have e-poll books in May

California: Tens of thousands of votes are in danger of not being counted in California's biggest races in June

Colorado: Gradisar wants city to run mayor election

Connecticut: Connecticut receives $5.1M grant to secure elections

Florida: Retired NFL star working to restore voting rights | Felons' lawyers chide state on rights restoration fight | Lengthy ballot could suppress voter turnout

Georgia: Public review of new Ga. voting system launches | Voting in this year's Macon special election? You'll need to move up the date on your calendar

Guam: GEC closed-door meeting fuels questions

Hawaii: Voting may one day be done through an app on your phone

Illinois: Are Illinois voting systems still vulnerable? | County clerks hope election funds will support new equipment | Peoria Co. election commission is moving | Bill to allow prisoners to vote | Conroy advances bill consolidating DuPage election commission

Indiana: May 8 primary will be first with vote centers in Putnam County | Plenty of places to vote early in Hamilton Co. In Marion, not so much

Louisiana: Court: La. can deny vote to felons on parole

Maine: Senator King weighs in on ranked-choice voting | Comment from ranked-choice hearing underscores legal concern | Maine getting election security funding | Ranked-choice vote likely headed for legal challenges | Maine SC comment clouds windows into ranked-choice voting's future

Michigan: Isanti Co. approves new election equipment

Montana: County to consider hiring election clerk | Butte-Silver Bow wants you

New Hampshire: Van Ostern bids for secretary of state post

New Jersey: Roxbury officials say moving polling places out of schools may be difficult

New York: Local election officials say voting is secure | Essex Co. loses electronic-ballot case | Nassau elections board goes over salary budget

North Carolina: Geauga Co. elections board makes some changes to polling places | Wake legislative districts won't change last minute before primaries | State appoints local BOEs | Paper ballots coming for early voting in Forsyth Co.

Ohio: BOE eyeing new voting machines | Bullet fired through BOE office window | Polling places moved from schools over safety concerns

Pennsylvania: Questions hang over order to change voting systems | County will have to find 'means' to purchase new voting equipment | As primary, voter registration near, polling places change

South Carolina: Teens sought to work at the polls

Texas: Judge sends Kaufman Co. race to special election | County welcomes new election administrator

U.S. Virgin Islands: Joint elections board chairwoman resigns | Elections board chair resigns, way forward uncertain | Government sues to enforce single elections board law | Drama, again, at board of elections

Utah: Utah Co. GOP delegates oust sitting county clerk

Vermont: Condos holds forum on election cybersecurity | Amid national focus on election security, town clerks have few concerns

Washington: Wyman prepared to protect elections

West Virginia: New law requires voters to show some form of ID | County clerk clears up potential sample ballot confusion

Wisconsin: AG suggests state's voter ID law helped president win election | Wisconsin voter ID law irks longtime voters: Report

Friday, 13 April 2018

April 13, 2018

National News: Most jurisdictions satisfied with voting machines, GAO finds | Departed HHS CISO lands at voting technology vendor as security lead | Former voter fraud commission member sued over voter fraud claims

Arizona: Maricopa Co. approves $4M for new election technology

California: Sonoma Co. previews high-tech voting systems | Settlement results in greater access for voters

Florida: Lengthy November ballot could lead to long lines at voter booth

Georgia: Macon-Bibb BOE special meeting set for Friday

Guam: GEC tackles election-related concern behind closed doors

Illinois: Lawmakers move on effort to expand voting from jail

Kentucky: Clerks respond to electronic poll books | Voting assistance officers complete training

Maine: Supreme Court hears arguments on ranked choice voting | Skeptical high court hears arguments on blocking ranked-choice voting in Maine primaries

Michigan: New voting technology arrives in Grand Traverse Co.

New Jersey: This law is blocking African Americans from voting in shocking numbers | Lawmakers approve AVR | Republicans claim 'motor voter' bill will increase fraud | Changes to Warren polling places announced

New York: Court: FOIL makes ballots viewable

Ohio: Blind woman helps guide successful voting-rights lawsuit | Senate OKs $15M to help counties replace aging voting machines

Pennsylvania: New Luzerne Co. voting machines mandated by state as part of move to paper trail systems | Pa. says counties must have new voting machines-with paper trails-for next presidential election |Berks Co. to get federal help updating voting machines | These parents will fight to shut Pa. schools to voters

U.S. Virgin Islands: Government sues elections board

Virginia: Former voter fraud commission member sued over voter fraud claims

West Virginia: For 1st time, state law will require voter ID checks in WV May primary | Officials sharing election, voter information

Wisconsin: Rollercoaster recount ends

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