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2015

Monday, 31 August 2015

August 29-31, 2015

National News: Health, election work elevated Jimmy Carter post-presidency | How Jimmy Carter pioneered electoral reform

Alabama: Questions raised on four area counties voter rolls | Voter turnout looked at as progress | Third election fraud suspect set for trial

Alaska: PFD voter registration initiative signature gathering approved

Arizona: Chandler voters OK August-November election cycle

California: Secretary of state says new motor voter act heads to Senate floor | Supervisors may change policy on election consolidation | San Bernardino Co. elections office wins technology award

Florida: Longtime elections chief Emogene Stegall recalls days of typewriters, carbon paper | Third annual high school voter registration challenge | Proposal would restore felons' voting rights | Resign-to-run policy change void

Georgia: Hancock Co. investigating five voters' addresses | Stephens registrar merger investigated

Kansas: Kobach says voter registrations without proof of citizenship need to go

Louisiana: Annual Voter Education week begins Monday | Parish offers voter education sessions | La. SoS candidate Chris Tyson stops by KTBS

New Mexico: Secretary of state accused of embezzlement, money laundering | Charges against Duran followed by shock, caution, quiet

North Carolina: Polling place move causes stir in Morrisville | Opposition increases to Pamlico election precinct plans

OhioOnline voter registration may be here in 2016| Electronic poll books will be at voting locations across the state by November 2016 | Summit Co. BOE deadlocks on whether state senator can serve as poll worker | 23 apply for Trumbull elections board director

Pennsylvania: Pa. launches bilingual voter's registration Web site | Board changes three polling places | Local election officials welcome online voter registration

South Carolina: Beaufort Co. election officials preparing for primary

Texas: New law aims to reduce 'rolling voting' | Bastrop Co. approves early voting, Election Day schedules | AG asks full appeals court to reconsider voter ID ruling | Texas wants full circuit review of voter ID ruling | Voter Awareness Council to explore vote center concept for MoCo

Virginia: York Co. gets new voting machines

Friday, 28 August 2015

Thursday, 27 August 2015

August 27, 2015

National News: Amelia Boynton Robinson, 104: Fought for voting rights

Alabama: Alabama risks making it much harder to get required voter ID

Arizona: County adopts 18 voting centers | San Pedro Valley area vote centers posted

California: Workshops set for groups that conduct voter registration drives | Runner's elections bill passes committee

Colorado: JCC to house Aspen polling station in November election

Florida: New ADA voting system awaits Lee Co. budget approval

Georgia: BOE votes for plan to reduce polling places

Illinois: County clerk will step down next March

Indiana: Discussion centers around voting machines

Kansas: Clinton, Kobach spar in social media over voting rights | Statistician suing state to obtain election records says voting results don't add up | Debate over voter ID law far from over | Judge: Kobach exceeded election authority

Louisiana: Legislative study continues into La. registrar of voters

Maine: New Gloucester deputy clerk has been part of town's cycle for 30 years

Massachusetts: Legislature OKs Marlborough polling location reshuffling

Minnesota: SOS Simon sides with court: No need for ballot selfie ban

Mississippi: Absentee, affidavit ballots unlikely to significantly change counts

New York: Voting machines provide accessibility but low turnout for voters with disabilities persists | Presentation held for disabled voters | St. Lawrence Co. chapter of AAUW celebrating 95th anniversary of 19th Amendment

North Dakota: North Dakota Women's Network celebrates 95 years of women's suffrage

Oklahoma: Early voting period changes in Oklahoma

Pennsylvania: Wolf to announce online voter registration for Pa.

South Carolina: Beaufort Co. elections board to hold public testing of voting machines | Beaufort Co. BOE prepares for upcoming elections

Utah: Voting rights issues focus of possible legal actions

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

August 26, 2015

National News: Experts can't agree on whether voting-booth selfies will destroy democracy

Alabama: Voter registration events set throughout Alabama | Voting off to slow start in morning, early afternoon

Arizona: Printing ballots on election day | Cochise Co. to consider new vote centers

Arkansas: Faulkner Co. election commission meeting and voting machine testing | New gear on hold for all but 4 counties

Colorado: Secretary of state makes house calls, shows ease of OVR

Florida: Election office in city returns home | Davis runs for 4th term as elections supervisor

Indiana: Obsolete voting system declared surplus

Iowa: County to use new voting machines

Kansas: Lawsuit over voting records could move forward

Kentucky: County clerk scaling back upgrades

Michigan: Northville clerks push 'no-question' absentee voting

Mississippi: E-voting glitches minor, says election chairman | Voter turnout low for Mississippi runoff election | Computer glitches hamper early voters

New Mexico: Whistleblower says he will alert Dona Ana Co. voters born in 1995 to potential ID theft

New York: Accessible voting machine presentation | Lack of open meetings at BOE could result in lawsuit

North Carolina: State wants voter ID lawsuit tossed out

Ohio: Workers wait for local match approval of e-poll books

Oklahoma: County election board back 'home' again

Utah: Utah Co. to proceed with sale-tax election, but many may need to vote twice | Providence sees big turnout in primary

Virginia: Investigation of Botetourt Co. election officials closes without charges

Wisconsin: Neenah eyeing security at school polling places | Janesville council members hope to close door on churches as polling locations

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Monday, 24 August 2015

August 22-24, 2015

California: Elections summit takes stock of California's nonpartisan top-two primary

Colorado: Mail-in ballots growing in popularity, secretary says | Denver election officials win national award for petition ballot app

Florida: Brevard supervisor of elections launches art contest | Scott picks Jackel for elections supervisor | Suwannee Co. elections equipment gets state-funding

Georgia: Some voters facing precinct changes | Fulton elections board fined $180K for violating election laws

Illinois: Counties finding ways to fund special elections

Indiana: Old voting machines a concern

Iowa: Dubuque Co. election annex 'least-accessible place' | Johnson Co. polling place changes announced

Kansas: WSU mathematician seeking to audit election results isn't optimistic | Kobach proposal would purge more than 34K prospective voters

Louisiana: Clerk of court announces class for election workers

New York: Massena Central School approves sale or scrapping of old lever voting machines

North Carolina: Challenge to NC voter ID law set for hearing in state court | Elections board member resigns as Madison commissioner

Ohio: Miami Co. elections board defends certification process | Secretary of state advises counties on electronic poll books | Allen Co. looking into electronic poll books

Pennsylvania: State planning OVR rollout

Texas: Lower court urged to fix Texas voter ID law ASAP | US Court of Appeals rules Texas must pay $1M in legal fees

Utah: City leaders perplexed by county's vote-by-mail stance| Residents in some Utah County cities may be asked to vote twice in November

Augst 22-24, 2015

California: Elections summit takes stock of California's nonpartisan top-two primary

Colorado: Mail-in ballots growing in popularity, secretary says | Denver election officials win national award for petition ballot app

Florida: Brevard supervisor of elections launches art contest | Scott picks Jackel for elections supervisor | Suwannee Co. elections equipment gets state-funding

Georgia: Some voters facing precinct changes | Fulton elections board fined $180K for violating election laws

Illinois: Counties finding ways to fund special elections

Indiana: Old voting machines a concern

Iowa: Dubuque Co. election annex 'least-accessible place' | Johnson Co. polling place changes announced

Kansas: WSU mathematician seeking to audit election results isn't optimistic | Kobach proposal would purge more than 34K prospective voters

Louisiana: Clerk of court announces class for election workers

New York: Massena Central School approves sale or scrapping of old lever voting machines

North Carolina: Challenge to NC voter ID law set for hearing in state court | Elections board member resigns as Madison commissioner

Ohio: Miami Co. elections board defends certification process | Secretary of state advises counties on electronic poll books | Allen Co. looking into electronic poll books

Pennsylvania: State planning OVR rollout

Texas: Lower court urged to fix Texas voter ID law ASAP | US Court of Appeals rules Texas must pay $1M in legal fees

Utah: City leaders perplexed by county's vote-by-mail stance| Residents in some Utah County cities may be asked to vote twice in November

Friday, 21 August 2015

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

August 19, 2015

National News: New app aims to push Asian American voter participation

Alabama: Voter registration events set throughout Alabama

Connecticut: Greenwich's voter registrar to pull names from cookie jar

Florida: Brown gets ally in Voting Rights claim | Officials say decision to move elections office handled wrong | Scott being pressured to fill two county election vacancies | Scott announces second annual Launch the Vote student art contest

Georgia: Hall considers precinct reduction, polling location changes | McKinney to step down from county elections board

Indiana: Suit: Law impedes sex offenders' voting rights | Multiple Elkhart Co. towns cancel November elections

Iowa: Dubuque's new election annex in use for absentee voting

Louisiana: St. Charles registrar of voters office holds voter education week

Minnesota: Felon charged with illegally voting in Duluth

Missouri: Cherokee Co. budget includes fixing voter rolls

New Jersey: 59 percent support online voter registration system | Poll shows support for changes to New Jersey voting laws | Burlington Co. ready for change to vote-by-mail law | Judge upholds elections staff's contract in Passaic Co.

New Mexico: Ex-Dona Ana worker may sue over termination

New York: Lowville polling site changed for primary election

North Carolina: Court documents: Legal challenge to NC voter ID could be settled | Attorneys want NC voter ID litigation resolved | Forsyth Co. elections board terminates IT specialist | UNC early voting site moves

Ohio: Ohio certifies Everyone Counts' eLect poll books | Purchase of e-poll books authorized in Wayne

South Dakota: Absentee ballot lawsuit could cost Minnehaha Co. taxpayers

Tennessee: Election commission moves into new quarters on Tuesday | Democratic party cancels Wilson Co. primary

Utah: Five cities vote-by-mail in limbo

Virginia: Meet Botetourt's new registrar

Washington: Votes all in, counted for Yakima Co. primary