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2015

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

September 15, 2015

National News: Report: America's aging voting machines could present election problems | The dismal state of America's decade-old voting machines

California: Solano Co. libraries hosting NVRD

Connecticut: Hartford Registrar: 'I don't expect any problems' | Voter fraud in Bridgeport? | Absentee ballots foul Bridgeport primary

Florida: Voting machine study finds problems--but not ones easily fixed | Harrington addresses early voting glitch | Ex-US rep's chief gets house arrest for election violation

Massachusetts: Somerset partners with national voter-registration drive effort | Mickey Mouse absent from Worcester's primary election

New Mexico: Duran due in court on fraud charges

New York: Candidate probes poll 'irregularities' | Count delayed: Troy primary ballots to be opened Wednesday

Ohio: Butler Co. elections board member resigns | iPad will get voters in, out | Counties to get state funds to cover e-poll book costs | Legislature approves $12.7M for poll books

Pennsylvania: Church may be Rice Twp. new polling place

Rhode Island: Wednesday meeting of BOE to disclose action taken on executive director

Tennessee: Whitfield Co. making it easy to register to vote

Texas: JeffCo, Port Arthur to host joint election Nov. 3

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board meeting grounded as St. Croix claims lack of travel funds

Virginia: Accomack voters will use new machines in next election | A third redistricting lawsuit targets Va. elections map

West Virginia: Precinct transfers streamline municipal elections

Monday, 14 September 2015

September 12-14, 2015

Arizona: City proposes change in voting process

California: No more voting at Mizell Senior Center? | Sacramento Co. seeks review of elections office

Colorado: Foundation: Pitkin has more voters than people

Connecticut: Absentee ballot chaos in mayor's race

Florida: Collier schools compete in annual voter registration challenge | Advocates hope to get felon voting rights on 2016 ballot | Judge wants proposed congressional maps by Monday | Voting by mail increases in Cape Coral | Some Fort Myers residents turned away from early voting

Georgia: County to consolidate voting precincts

Illinois: Voters show up at Quincy polls despite legionnaires outbreak | National Voter Registration Day approaching

Indiana: Fewer voting this fall

Iowa: After vote discrepancy found, Wittman wins seat

Kansas: Dual voter registration system in Kansas is illegal and should be dumped, ACLU says | Kansas voter fraud cases likely coming soon

Maine: Keene committee hears group's appeal for limited ballot audits

Massachusetts: Single polling place backed in Danvers

Montana: Tuesday voting 'tune-up' for Missoula city council elections

Nevada: Navigating outdated systems to vote in Nevada

New Jersey: Union Co. clerk redesigns election ballots

New York: Abysmal primary turnout is the norm | Wiltshire: 'Irregularities' in Troy polling place

North Carolina: Early voting ballots hit record high in Charlotte races |

Ohio: Geauga Co. elections board unveils new website | Brown Co. BOE hires new deputy director| Demolition to displace polling place for 5K voters

Pennsylvania: Local voters use online voter registration

Rhode Island: Common Cause objects to BOE closed-door session

Tennessee: Local students experience democracy | Election commission votes not to hear from public | Hargett's office launches voter registration effort | Commission to consider voting place change

Texas: Comal Co. residents give new voting machines a test drive

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections members boycott joint board meeting

Virginia: Suffolk replaces voting machines | Voter registration office tests new voting equipment

Wisconsin: Republican leaders eye GAB reform | Wisconsin legislative session to focus on elections board reform

Friday, 11 September 2015

September 11, 2015

National News: Restoring the Voting Rights Act now has bipartisan support | The Latino vote is growing...but it could be much bigger

Alabama: SoS to discuss election results in wake of Dothan voter fraud

Alaska: State to provide voting pamphlets with Gwich'in and Yup'ik translations | Parties reach settlement in Alaska Native voting rights case | In bid to restore Voting Rights Act, Murkowski strays from party lines

Arizona: Eleven BHC voting sites reduced to four locations

Arkansas: County voting precinct map approved

California: Senate OKs automatic voter registration plan

Florida: Bay Co. begins election training

Illinois: 'So far so good' says new countywide election commission | About $11.86 per ballot for special election | 8.78 percent of Sangamon Co. voters show up for special election

Indiana: Voter registration effort eyes high school students

Kansas: Kobach debated voter ID with KU law professor

Kentucky: Grimes calls on Kentuckians to serve as poll workers

Louisiana: Secretary of state looking at using iPads to cast votes | Registrar Moreau dedicated to individual's right to vote

Maryland: New voting machines ready for Rockville

Mississippi: Election official laments voter apathy

Missouri: $3M in grant funding available for new voting machines

Montana: GOP candidate decries lack of published voting data

New York: President of embattled city BOE fined $10K for helping daughter's beau land three different jobs with board | Power outage moves polling place| Paving detours some 3rd Ward voters | Many visit polling places for RensCo primary election

North Carolina: Raleigh residents, business look to boost voter turnout

Ohio: Miami Co. BOE purchasing 'new' 19-year-old back-up server | Marion Co. BOE consolidates polling places

Oregon: Senate's budget writer declares for SoS

South Carolina: Polling place move from museum to church

Tennessee: When it rains, it pours: Election day vignettes | East Nashville site to remain open until 7:40pm | Commissioners observe state's probe into voter results | Early voting makes up much of turnout

Texas: Webb Co. preparing for NVRD | Smith Co. residents to receive forms to update voter registration | Fort Bend Co. approved for vote centers

Virginia: Charlottesville registrar's office test new voting equipment

Thursday, 10 September 2015

September 10, 2015

Alabama: Secretary of state to discuss Dothan's election issue in wake of voter fraud convictions

Arizona: Officials, Phoenix Mercury out to engage voters of tomorrow | BOS discusses new voting equipment

California: Election recount bill approved

Colorado: Secretary of state encourages voter registration

Connecticut: Voting officials are heading back to school | Merrill unveils certification program | State leaders to unveil program for registrars of voters | Election officials to require certification | Registrars of voters begin school Monday in Conn.

Georgia: New equipment approved as county gears up for 2016 | Savannah State library will be hub for National Voter Registration Day

Indiana: The reason people don't vote

Kansas: Kobach to debate ID laws with KU professor | Kobach, ACLU battle over proof-of-citizenship law

Louisiana: iPad voting may be coming to Louisiana | Schedler, Tyson square off in secretary of state race | Are Louisiana voting booth selfies legal?

Massachusetts: Pawtucketville voting precinct confusion resolved--for now

Michigan: Clerk denies allegations of inflated voter registration

Montana: Stapleton to run for secretary of state

Nevada: Asian-Latino coalition aims to register minority voters in Nevada

New Jersey: Union Co. clerk advocates for public leadership program |

New Mexico: House speaker names panel to investigate Duran | First rule for Duran impeachment panel: No politics

New York: Primary day across the state on Thursday

North Carolina: New elections director hired | State approves change in voting location | Legislature still undecided about 2016 primary calendar

Pennsylvania: Pa. voters enjoy benefits of online registration | Marisa Crispell back as Luzerne Co. election director

Tennessee: County election commission eliminates some precincts | Galen Museum precinct moved to Macon Co. High School

Texas: Open house scheduled for new voting machines | Upshur seeks elections chief

Utah: Navajo official expresses mail-in ballot concerns

Virginia: Hearing held on state election law

Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Tuesday, 08 September 2015

September 5-8, 2015

National News: Online voter registration may boost tech-savvy Latino Millennial voter engagement

Alabama: Voter convicted of openly carrying gun to poll

Arizona: Secretary of state wants redistricting plan voided

Arkansas: Voters can choose from 17 polling sites in Tuesday's special election

California: San Francisco faces dilemma in planning for new voting machines

Colorado: Jeffco recall ballot timeline draws concerns from secretary of state

Connecticut: Bristol voters invited to demonstration of new polling place technology

Florida: Doyle joins supervisor of election race

Georgia: New voting locations set before sales tax vote | Poll worker training videos to be shot in Athens

Indiana: St. Joseph Co. Dem voter registration official says office didn't run controversial cost projections

Iowa: New voting machines after ballot surge | Absentee ballots force Black Hawk Co. to buy new vote-counting equipment | Upcoming school vote tests new model for Scott Co. elections | Iowa will follow Nebraska in offering online voter registration

Massachusetts: Springfield candidate objects to poll site named for opponent

Michigan: Clinton Township upgrades booths for disabled voters

Mississippi: Voter feels primary system disenfranchises

Missouri: County clerk preparing for busy election year

Nebraska: Online voter registration is coming to Nebraska | No ballot selfies in Nebraska, secretary of state says

Nevada: Judge tossed off Nevada voter-access squabble

New Hampshire: Primary first to require photo law | Shuttered resort still plans to host midnight voting for presidential primary

New Jersey: Voting laws may be left to voters

New Mexico: Deputy secretary upkeeps business as usual at embattled office | Legislative committee to begin work on Duran's possible impeachment

North Carolina: Board of elections prepares for municipal race | Newton elections board director retires | Fewer polling sites for October election | Election officials prepare for potential primary changes | Single primary could save millions

Ohio: Judge lets Dems join Ohio lawsuit over voting changes | Summit elections board to investigate free postage, collection flier | County plans new voting technology by 2016

Oregon: Field gets crowded as Devlin plans to run for SoS

Pennsylvania: MoCo reporting positive numbers for OVR

Texas: County elections administrator office established | County to adopt countywide polling sites this fall

Utah: Cedar Hill recount ends in tie

Virginia: Two Campbell Co. voting precincts to change locations

Friday, 04 September 2015

September 4, 2015

Alabama: County must pay own fees for Voting Act win

Arkansas: Machines tested, early voting at hand | Judge denies motion in Protect Fayetteville lawsuit

Colorado: City says ballot correction followed protocol

Florida: Eustis mayor pre-files for supervisor of elections seat | South Florida to extend early voting hours

Georgia: State sets 2016 voter registration; presidential election dates | Brian Kemp talks primaries, voting with UGA College Republicans | Augusta polling locations to change before Nov. 3 | Board of elections director retires

Idaho: Cedar Falls polling location changed

Indiana: St. Joseph Co. Dems attack GOP plans to cut voting centers | Polling sites to be limited this year

Iowa: City council to study voting structure

Massachusetts: Ballot mix-up revealed

Montana: Fairgrounds work means potential polling place shuffle

Nevada: GOP activist seeks voter ID ballot measure | Court revives Nevada welfare office voter registration suit

New Mexico: It's business as usual at the SoS office, chief of staff says

North Carolina: Old rules apply for early primary voting | Senate minority leader raises questions about primary plan | NAACP marches for voting rights in Raleigh

Ohio: Akron faith leaders taking parishioners to the polls for early voting | Coshocton plans new voting technology in 2016

Tennessee: Election administrator encourages registration before Franklin primary, elections

Texas: Irion Co. responds to threats about voter registration numbers | Voting centers approved for Fort Bend

Thursday, 03 September 2015

September 3, 2015

Alabama: Records show 10 counties have more registered voters than residents | Woman found guilty of 24 counts of voter fraud

Arizona: Mercury game hosts mock election for 4K kids | Elections office bringing 'road show' to Sierra Vista

Arkansas: Benton Co. sees lower election costs

California: Registrar to address voter experience

Colorado: Crested Butte voter roll cleanup moving forward

Georgia: Some Richmond Co. voters will vote at new locations

Illinois: Clerks, SBOE reviewing claim 17 counties have bloated rolls

Indiana: LWV supports move to vote centers | Election board decides on equipment bids

Iowa: Auditor pitches absentee voting for school board election

Kansas: Kobach's proposed voter registration time limit damages rights, speakers say | Kobach's plan to delete more than 30K voter registration applications draws dissent, praise

Louisiana: Webster voting precincts to be merged

Missouri: Jackson Co. buys new voting machines

Nebraska: Online voter registration begins this month

New Jersey: Broad coalition calls on Christie to sign Democracy Act | Democrats to Christie: Sign elections overhaul

New Mexico: House speaker taking first step to impeach Duran

New York: Change to Uptown polling site could lead voters to skip primary, locals say

North Carolina: As early voting begins, a primer on NC's changing rules | NC may have single March primary for all races

Pennsylvania: OVR working as hoped, hits 5K milestone | Thousands take advantage of new online voter registration

South Carolina: Columbia's November municipal election to cost more than $140K

Tennessee: Use #GoVoteTN to encourage voter registration | Under lock and key | Finding the good life

Wednesday, 02 September 2015

September 2, 2015

Alabama: September named 'Voter Registration Month' in Alabama| Court says Shelby Co. can't collect $2M in legal fees for voting rights lawsuit | Voter fraud trial continues

California: Castaneda: Salinas violates Voting Rights Act and state laws | Plain language bill signed by governor | Mullin strives to make votes count | San Francisco offers bilingual ballots, including Filipino | Bill to increase voter turnout signed into law

Florida: Supervisor of elections gets cash for new voting machines | New Lee voting equipment boosts technology, dignity | Lee Co. conducting 'Register to Vote at Work' program | Election official valued voting process

Georgia: Polling site change unnerves minority voters

Indiana: St. Joseph Co. working on plan to reduce election costs

Kansas: ACLU of Kansas to testify during hearing on Kobach's proposed voter rule change | Proposed voting regulation changes to draw opponents

Maine: Swanzey couple says free speech violated at town's deliberative session | Area forums on ranked choice voting scheduled

Massachusetts: Danvers sticks with one polling location despite traffic concerns

Missouri: New voting machines approved | Columbia business district delays election with 1 voter

New Jersey: Jersey Co. disputes voter registration allegation | Wyckoff candidate continues attempts to stop ballot printing

New Mexico: Secretary of state not seen in office since allegations

New York: BOE meeting devolves into rancor over agenda-setting

North Carolina: NAACP leaders deliver letters to congressmen demanding change in voter legislation

Ohio: BOE hires consultant to recruit poll workers | County BOE makes some changes to precincts, polling places

Pennsylvania: Elections office seeing new voters | Judge disqualifies nine votes in Lorain council race

Tennessee: Hargett to visit with Carson-Newman students | After some controversy, Weakley Co. has new election administrator

Texas: Vote-by-mail available for some voters | Texas counties turn to vote centers to boost turnout | State OKs county voting center system | Elections administrator honored | Smith Co. voting centers approved by state

U.S. Virgin Islands: Senators considering consolidating elections boards

Virginia: Campbell Co. changes voting locations | Commonwealth sees significant increase in voters since 1996

Wisconsin: State elections board director says staff has personal views but they don't make decisions | GAB moves toward use of e-poll books

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

September 1, 2015

National News: Postal Service can't meet its own lower standards as late mail soars

Alabama: Alabama and Auburn head football coaches set to kick off state voter registration efforts

Arkansas: As early voting begins, lawsuit filed over civil rights ordinance

California: Post office consolidation causing delays in mail delivery

Colorado: Routt Co. tests online system that sends voters updates on the status of their mail ballots

Connecticut: Merrill, registrars remind voters that election is on a Wednesday

Florida: Jacksonville convicted killer arrested on voter fraud charge | Who will run for supervisor of elections seat?

Kansas: Jackson Co. to buy new ballot scanning system in time for 2016 elections | Proposal would cancel unfinished voter registrations

Louisiana: Blitz underway to register NWLA voters

New Jersey: Voting by mail option open to all Monmouth Co. registered voters

New Mexico: Secretary of state pressed to resign | Talk of impeaching Duran brews in state Legislature | Other secretaries of state have faced investigation by AG

New York: New York's voting turnout ranks one of nation's worst

North Carolina: A Closer Look: Student researches voter ID laws and turnout | Voting maps back before NC Supreme Court

Ohio: Stenson named to Perry Co. elections board

Oregon: Devlin to run for secretary of state

Pennsylvania: Would-be voters in Bucks MoCo filing online registrations | York woman on a mission to register voters

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico set to modernize elections

Texas: New law affects voting | Super precincts a go for November 3

Utah: Utah Co. residents in vote-by-mail cities won't need to cast ballots twice | Whew! Utah Co. residents won't have to vote twice

Virginia: McAuliffe announces restoration of rights for more than 10K | County to make voting easier for disabled

West Virginia: Changes to come during the 2016 election process | Conference focuses on planning for 2016 elections

Wisconsin: Neenah adds police to school polling places