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2015

Monday, 14 December 2015

December 12-14, 2015

National: 7 YA chads in honor of the 15th anniversary of the hanging chad

Alaska: Anchorage-based group works to get voting registration attached to PFD application on 2016 ballot

Arizona: Greenlee elections to be 'quite different' moving forward

California: County registrar cleans up the voter rolls

Florida: Elections office announces winners of Art for Democracy contest | Groups push ballot measures, but do long voter lines await? |

Georgia: Details of massive data breach in Georgia coming Monday

Illinois: Former alderman applying for board of elections commissioner | Chicago civil-rights attorney vies for BOE post

Indiana: Commission to review recount of Mitchell mayoral race

Maryland: Dems propose automatic voter registration | Maryland officials insist new voting machines on track despite warnings

Michigan: Detroit city clerk, voting rights advocates come out against 'unnecessary' elections billsElection law reforms bode big changes for 2016 | 'People may get angry' with long lines under straight-ticket voting ban

Minnesota: SoS wants to replace aging voting machines

New Mexico: Disgraced New Mexico politician awaits sentencing

North Carolina: Michael Boose resigns from Cumberland elections board | 2015 became a busy election year for Forsyth Co.| Sunday voting? Maybe if benefit can outweigh cost

Ohio: Husted insists voting problems will be fixed | Hamilton Co. BOE promises fixes after 83% of poll sites report problems | Report: 8 of 10 polling places had problems | Hamilton Co. election officials have a roadmap to avoid e-poll snafus in the future | Husted, postal officials eye solution to ballot problem that plagued Summit Co.

Pennsylvania: Pa. online voter registration wins state tech award | Elections worker eager to begin next chapter as retiree | Three members set to leave Luzerne Co. election board

Rhode Island: No shortage of acrimony on Rhode Island BOE

Tennessee: State Rep. GA Hardaway wants Holden fired | After Holden's retirement, Shelby Co. seeks new elections administrator

Utah: County commission tables decision on countywide vote-by-mail

West Virginia: Mac Warner announces secretary of state run from Afghanistan

Friday, 11 December 2015

Thursday, 10 December 2015

December 10, 2015

National News: Campaign to lower voting age ignites debate

Alabama: Transportation officials probe possible civil rights violations in Alabama

Alaska: Sitkans push for PFD voter initiative | Anchorage moving to mail-in elections |

California: Driving up voter turnout| Anaheim rethinks voting districts, may add two Latino-majority zones  

Illinois: Does the county need both a clerk and recorder?

Michigan: Straight-ticket voting ban, absentee voting bills approved by House | Election commission approves precinct merge | House ends straight-ticket voting option

Minnesota: Cass solicits RFPs for new election equipment

Mississippi: Madison Co. elections board votes to fire attorney

Missouri: Kraus pre-files two voting bills | Sponsor of voter photo ID legislation to offer it again in 2016| Senator wants to expand secretary of state's role in voter fraud cases

North Carolina: BOE sets early voting hours | County to extend early voting hours, won't set up North Park voting site this election | DA gets referral on improper Trinity vote

Rhode Island: Officials consider having town manager vote coincide with presidential primary

Tennessee: "Meet Your Neighbor" Donna Basham

Texas: Voter registration cards contain error, will not impact vote | Polling place changes in the works

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board votes to turn primary over to parties

Utah: Lt. Governor's office presents on Utah's new primary election process

Virginia: Sheriff candidate contests Nov. 3 election citing 'equipment malfunction'

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

December 9, 2015

SCOTUS News: Congressional Hispanic Caucus fears 55 percent of Latinos would be impacted if Texas loses one person one vote | High Court considers Arizona redistricting challenge | Justices wary of revising redistricting | Separate redistricting case provokes concerns

Alaska: Anchorage Assembly endorses vote-by-mail election in 2017

California: Upgrading California's elections for the 21st Century | Anaheim goes back to the drawing board with voting districts

Colorado: Election results only final after a canvass is completed

Georgia: Chatham elections board hopes to improve for 2016 election season | Georgia leaders recruiting veterans to work elections

Indiana: Clark Co. working to resolve questions in three recount cases |

Louisiana: Early voting gets easier for Springhill voters

Maryland: Challenge to Maryland gerrymandering revived

Michigan: House committee votes to end straight-ticket voting | Straight ticket voting ban tied to absentee bill, headed to House floor

Missouri: Sales tax ballot raises questions about voter privacy

North Dakota: Leaders to discuss using Alerus Center as only polling location

Ohio: Lucas voters to get new early voting site | Wobler quits Putnam Co. elections board to run for commissioner

Rhode Island: Nellie Gorbea: Lone Latina Democrat elected to state executive office

Tennessee: A 'fresh start' for the election commission, Strickland makes his move | Election commission will add workers to larger polling sites

Texas: Several vote centers saw high number of out-of-precinct voters turn out in November

U.S. Virgin Islands: Arrests 'unlikely' of elections board members

Utah: Did mail-in ballots increase voter turnout in Green River?

Virginia: Calibration issues found with voting machines

Tuesday, 08 December 2015

December 8, 2015

National News: Outdated voting machine technology poses security and election risks | Examining a voting rights case

California: Yolo elections chief stepping down to work on Clinton campaign | San Diego to being preparing ballot language

Florida: City leaders fight bill to move elections

Georgia: Elections supporters want more early voting funding in 2016 | State senator demands voter data breach records

Kansas: Civil Rights Commission committee to hold hearing on Kansas voter ID law | Judge rejects voter's request for dismissal in Kobach fraud case

Michigan: City to combine two voting precincts | Township clerk spends day at Porter Hills after polling place changes location

Mississippi: Hinds searching for three new voting precinct sites

Missouri: Kraus seeks to focus on integrity of elections

New Jersey: Davis contesting Morristown election defeat in court

New York: In letter to BOE, assemblyman calls for voter registration in Yiddish

North Carolina: Buncombe rolls back early voting hours, gets criticism | Former WRAL anchor joins NC elections board

North Dakota: Burleigh Co. rearranges North Bismarck polling places

Ohio: Advocates for disabled sue Husted over voting, website problems | Blind voters sue over access to absentee ballots

Pennsylvania: More thank 50K register online to vote in Pa.

Tennessee: Election commission administrator to retire at end of year | Holden calls it quits as Shelby Co. election administrator

Texas: What's in a card? Bexar Co. elections updating voters' addresses

Virginia: Powhatan pastor arrested for voter fraud

Washington: One city's glimpse of how Supreme Court could reshape U.S. elections

Wisconsin: Election educators honored | Walker says he will sign elections board bill next week

Wyoming: Lawmakers challenge hiring decision of secretary of state's office

Monday, 07 December 2015

December 5-7, 2015

National News: U.S. Supreme Court to hear key voting rights case | States push for voting rights for ex-felons | Justices take up meaning of 'one person, one vote

Arkansas: Columbia Co. receives new voting machines | County clerk misses mandatory training

District of Columbia: Bowser plugs holes on Board of Elections

Florida: Caldwell's bill would create uniform election dates

Georgia: Kemp announces free credit monitoring | Recount ordered in tight Ga. Senate race

Illinois: Chicago responds to territory voting rights dispute

Iowa: Proposal aims to remove military ballot roadblocks

Michigan: Clerks, voters rip plan to end straight-ticket voting | Election law front and center in newly introduced bills | House bill would allow no-reason absentee voting

Minnesota: Opponents head to court over bond measure

New Mexico: Ex-candidates challenge recount costs in Las Cruces | Still no SOS | New proposed rules would implement online voter registration

North Carolina: NAACP gives Buncombe BOE D- for early voting plan | Early voting sites chosen for 2016 primary | County posts elections director job a third time

Ohio: Summit Co. voters not pleased absentee ballots weren't counted for missing postmarks | Statewide survey of elections boards seeks to determine scope of postmark problem

Pennsylvania: Online voter registration is expected to surge in '16

Tennessee: Students get hands-on civics lesson

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas-St. John elections board votes to arrest 2012 board members for missing ballots

Friday, 04 December 2015

December 4, 2015

Alabama: Clinton backs Alabama voter ID lawsuit | U.S. Attorney reviewing voting rights lawsuit filed against Alabama

Arizona: High court set to hear Arizona redistricting case

Arkansas: Election commission to provide more voting equipment for early voting

California: Arcadia votes for all mail-in ballot election in 2016

District of Columbia: Millions of voters registered in multiple states, including DC reporter

Florida: Former deputy SOE files to run for Flagler Co. SOE | House plan to streamline election dates raises concerns

Georgia: Georgia voters to get credit monitoring in massive data breach

Indiana: No recount Monday

Kansas: Hearing in suspended voter case canceled| Kansas voters temporarily drop push to block citizenship law

Maryland: State board says Republicans on county election board violated Open Meetings Act | MoCo election board violated open meetings law, state panel rules

Michigan: Clerks, voters rip plan to end straight-ticket voting

Minnesota: Proposals sought for new voting equipment

Mississippi: Sojourner challenges election, cites 'irregularities' in Adams Co.

Missouri: Greene Co. woman charged with voter fraud said she didn't mean to commit crime | Manitowoc Co. clerk announces resignation

New Hampshire: Ballot to have vintage look to mark 100 years of primary

New Mexico: Sentencing memo asks that Duran be spared jail time

North Carolina: NC NAACP leads 80-day voter engagement drive

Ohio: Democrats call Ohio's purging of voter rolls too aggressive | Testimony wraps up in dispute over Ohio voting rules

Texas: Commissioners delay action to purchase new voting equipment | Webb Co. elections office to send out new voter registration cards

Utah: Utah making efforts to boost voter turnout

Virginia: Voter services chair recognized by supervisors

Wisconsin: Board of supervisors: Wiscards should meet voter ID criteria | Dane Co. board, Madison city council call on UW to make student ID cards voter friendly

Thursday, 03 December 2015

December 3, 2015

Alabama: Federal lawsuit challenges voter ID law | Groups sue over Alabama voter ID law | Secretary of state 'disappointed' by NAACP lawsuit

Alaska: Juneau Assembly to weigh costs, benefits of special election

Arizona: Last voter outreach for 2015 set for Saturday

California: Padilla urges Mission Bay High students to vote | Vote-by-mail deemed a success

Florida: Clay voting officials ready for 2016 elections | Fla. Supreme Court approves new redistricting map

Georgia: West Point mayoral candidate calls for recount | Fired employee says he's a scapegoat in data breach | Governor won't investigate Kemp over data breach

Kansas: Former Olathe man pleads guilty in unlawful voting case

Maryland: Hogan questions reliability of new voting system

Michigan: House to take up absentee, straight-ticket voting today |No-reason absentee injected into debate over straight-ticket voting | Committee OKs no-excuse absentee voting

New Mexico: City of Las Cruces issues $5,400 recount bill | Tenth Circuit overturns sanctions in voting rights case

New York: County elections commissioners concerned about budget request denial

Ohio: Lawmaker wants to stop purging inactive voters

South Carolina: BOE chairman apologizes for forwarding partisan email | Stephens Co. names new elections chief

Tennessee: New election fund established to balance annual costs | Local man accused of voting in three states

Texas: Senate panel calls for clear ballot language on local referendums | County considers countywide vote centers

Utah: Report offers few answers to increasing voter turnout in Utah | Voting by mail increased Utah turnout by 52 percent | Why don't Utahns vote? It's complicated

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

December 2, 2015

Alabama: County commission OKs last polling place before deadline

Arkansas: Election commission approves voting centers

Colorado: Suspect's voter ID mislabeled

Florida: Court begins working through redistricting issues | Cities push to retain control of local election dates

Georgia: Athens-Clarke poll workers could see pay increase | Kemp orders independent audit of his office, voter-info security, data breach| Less complaints filed during Savannah city runoff | Secretary of state's office won't release info on data breach| Group wants investigation of voters' data release | Chatham Co. BOE chairman talks Savannah runoff preparation

Illinois: Fired African-American Chicago elections worker says lost job after refusing order to print blank ballots for boss' 'friends'

Indiana: Commissioners discuss the movement of polling locations

Kansas: Washington job lures election commissioner Brian Newby

Mississippi: 2 election challenges head to House committee

New Jersey: Voter turnout plunges to new record low

North Carolina: Fight against voter ID law continues | NC NAACP, Democracy NC unveil mass voter registration campaign | NC prosecutes Florida man for voter fraud | State will decide how to resolve Trinity deadlock, new election or draw lots | Progressive groups announce plans to register voters

Ohio: Election results unchanged after recounts | 100+ mailed ballots not counted in Portage County

South Carolina: Partisan email sent by election official not an ethics violation

Texas: Countywide vote centers the way to go in Fort Bend?

Virginia: Lawyers for elections board want map work to proceed | Democrats accuse rogue elections official of compromising voter privacy

Washington: Coin toss decides Kahlotus council race

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

December 1, 2015

Alabama: Students struggle to vote through mailing center

Arkansas: Washington Co. steps toward voting centers | Election commission wants to move early voting out of court house | Polling places could shut down in Washington Co.

California: Registrar explains changes in Laughlin election process

Colorado: Clerical glitch fueled speculation about Colorado Springs shooting suspect

Connecticut: Weston selected for post-election audit | Westport registrars to conduct audit of voting machines

Florida: Cities push to retain control of local election dates | Election supervisors urging Fla. Supreme Court to decide on new district lines | Florida cities 'on alert,' seeking to kill election date change idea

Georgia: The New Georgia Project: Stacey Abrams's $10M plan to double down on voter registration | League of Women Voters wants inquiry into data breach | Election officials, mapping and patrols to keep polling place violators in check | Hazlehurst mayoral election results overturned, will have re-vote | Increased security at polls for Tuesday's run-off elections

Indiana: It's December, beginning of 2016 absentee voting period

Kansas: Madison files for re-election as county clerk

Mississippi: House committee set to decide election | Ballot-counting delays vex routine 2-county election | Polling places to be moved

Missouri: Kraus announces voter ID as top priority

Nevada: Absentee ballot guide

New Mexico: Online voter registration to launch Jan. 1

North Carolina: Trinity may have to hold new election | Early primary may make it tough for NC candidates | Watauga Co. BOE chair Luke Eggers resigns

Pennsylvania: Regoli won't seek recount in Westmoreland Co.| Groups call for mail-in voting, in-person early voting and more

South Dakota: Krebs: Sec. of state office emphasizes customers

Tennessee: Tennessee seeks to dismiss voter ID lawsuit | Davis to helm Christmas parade

Texas: Election crews always think of 'one more thing'