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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

January 11, 2017

National News: Jeff Sessions calls Voting Rights Act intrusive | Sessions and courts have different opinions on voter ID laws

California: Clock ticking on open source voting effort as SF extends voting machine contract | Bid to toss Siskiyou Co. voter-intimidation suit denied

Connecticut: New Haven voting process hearing produced ideas, suggestions

Florida: Report analyzes recent election

Georgia: Floyd Co. elections and registration department have demonstration with ES&S team | Board of elections approves budget proposal

Illinois: Public speaks out on plan to merge DuPage election commission into clerk's office

Kansas: Lawmakers consider bill to alter special election process

Michigan: Almost half voted straight-party ticket in November

Nebraska: Bill would add more early voting sites in cities

New Jersey: Senate confirms Kotch to lead Burlington Co. elections office

New Hampshire: AG seeks high court review of rulings against ballot selfie ban | Town doesn't want special election

New York: Statement by AG Schneiderman on Cuomo's voting rights proposal

North Carolina: US Supreme Court temporarily blocks NC special elections

Texas: Approval of new Hidalgo Co. voting machines tabled for 30 days | Texas AG asked to look at Hidalgo elections

Virginia: Lynchburg voters continue to report problems after ballot shortage | Lynchburg voters face ballot shortage at polls | Gov. McAuliffe proposes expanded voter access | Governor wants to repeal voter ID, expand absentee voting | Arlington board approves polling changes

Wisconsin: State recount costs come in $2M less than expected | Wauwatosa school board approves use of some schools as polling places

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Monday, 09 January 2017

January 7-9, 2017

National News: US designates election infrastructure as 'critical'

Arizona: Maricopa Co. hires team to hack into election system | Experts criticize Arizona elections

California: California primary may move

Georgia: DeKalb election allegations remain unsolved | Two Forsyth churches may opt out of being polling precincts | City revives election dates debate

Iowa: 23 convicted of voter fraud in last 5 years | ACLU hits back at voter ID proposal | Voter ID proposal criticized

Kansas: Wichita lawmaker seeks to rein in Kobach's prosecution powers

Massachusetts: Most poll locations slated to change

Nebraska: Bill on felon voting rights introduced

New York: Cuomo pushes for early voting, automatic voter registration | Schneiderman content with Cuomo's voting rights proposal

North Carolina: What BOE restructuring means for New Hanover Co. | Judges decide to keep NC election law blocked

Ohio: EL woman pleads guilty to 13 counts of voter fraud | GOP picks podiatrist for elections board

Pennsylvania: Schuylkill poll workers may get raises next year

Tennessee: Results of Monteagle mayoral race contested

Texas: AG: Voter ID education documents can be withheld from public | Texas city found in violation of Voting Rights Act | Pasadena deliberately diluted Hispanic vote, judge rules

Virginia: Local lawmaker proposes legislation to make proof-of-citizenship a voting requirement | Barbara Lee helps Virginia voters | Absentee voting extended due to storm | Showalter finds money for Jan. 10 election

Wyoming: Bill would expand automatic restoration of voting rights to non-violent offenders

Friday, 06 January 2017

January 6, 2017

Alabama: No special election to replace Sessions; Bentley says move could save $16M | Brighton mayor seeks termination of city absentee manager

Arizona: Secretary of state floats election law overhaul

California: San Jose council candidate will sue after losing election

Connecticut: Bates to be named deputy secretary of state

Florida: New supervisor of elections unveils new website

Georgia: Forsyth to consolidate election headquarters, warehouse

Illinois: City clerk removed from Bellville electoral board | Homer Twp residents can request mail-in ballots for primary

Iowa: Proposal would require ID for Iowa voters | Iowa secretary of state proposes voter ID

Kansas: Don Merriman will retire Monday as Saline Co. clerk

Kentucky: Local clerks OK with early voting

Missouri: Elections, supplies are expensive and thousands spent just to prepare

Nebraska: Murante proposes winner-take-all, voter ID | Bill would restore voting rights immediately for felons who served their time

New Hampshire: Election administration bills on the docket | Secretary of state orders town clerks to accept Libertarian voter registrations

New Jersey: Chesterfield candidate petitioning court to break election tie

New York: Genesee Co. election commission establishes policy regarding usage of county election machines for special elections | Orleans elections official to be replaced

North Carolina: State elections board changes blocked by judges' injunction | Combining NC elections, ethics boards remains up in the air

North Dakota: Fargo task force recommends changing voting system

Ohio: Saferin GOP's choice to fill elections board vacancy

Texas: Rolando Pablos named new Texas secretary of state

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix elections board unable to muster quorum to install new officers

Virginia: Voting changes proposed in General Assembly | Fairfax gears up for providing Vietnamese-language help to voters

West Virginia: Belmont wants polling place | Upshur Co. leaders appoint Carol Smith county clerk

Wyoming: Lawmakers consider reinstating felons' voting rights faster

Thursday, 05 January 2017

January 5, 2017

Arizona: Recorder announces realignment of elections department

California: Vote-by-mail election coming to downtown Berkeley

Florida: Kim Barton reflects on her path to becoming supervisor of elections

Georgia: County elections office to move today

Idaho: Ghost town was once a polling place

Kentucky: Grimes to advocate for early voting | Military population affects voting

Mississippi: Election commissioners take oath | Election commission sworn in Tuesday

Missouri: Kander criticizes Missouri Republicans over voter ID law | Kander, House Republicans clash over photo ID

North Carolina: Governor squares off with Legislature in lawsuit

Ohio: Retired judge quit elections board in December | Peter Handwork resigns from Lucas Co. BOE

Oklahoma: Electioneering, other violations discouraged by Pottawatomie Co. election board secretary

Oregon: Richardson will press for 'transparency, accountability'

Pennsylvania: County poll workers may get raise in 2018

Rhode Island: Police: Election fraud in town unfounded

Tennessee: Early voting sites confirmed for Chattanooga election | Election commission trims early voting sites from 5 to 3

Texas: County mulls options to handle voter registration, elections | County elections office awaits state response | Lubbock Co. chooses Verity from Hart InterCivic | Touchscreen voting coming to San Patricio Co.

U.S. Virgin Islands: Residents ask for access to elections systems' computer

Vermont: Condos rejects challenge to House member over recount

Wisconsin: The end of voter registration drives | Recount expected to come in vastly under budget | Recount costs come in at half of estimate

Wednesday, 04 January 2017

January 4, 2017

Alabama: In statewide effort, NAACP opposes Sessions' nomination for AG

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election commissioners consider vote centers

Connecticut: Longtime Democratic registrar leaves Greenwich post | Douglas Hamilton, 'true son of Windsor Locks,' dies at 70

Florida: Tommy Doyle sworn in as supervisor of elections | County elects first black, female supervisor of elections | Alan Hays sworn in as elections chief | Alachua Co. supervisor of elections sworn in | Polk Co. supervisor of elections sworn in | Leon Co. officials take oath of office | Washington Co. elected officials sworn into office | Pinellas Co. supervisor of elections sworn in | Broward Co. elections chief sworn in

Indiana: Commissioners approve maintenance contract for voting machines

Iowa: Branstad: It 'makes sense' for Iowa to consider voter ID

Kansas: Longtime Saline Co. clerk recognized

Mississippi: Newly elected election commissioner take oath of office

New York: NYC elections boss keeps job until city OKs replacement | Rockland ex-commissioner loses lawsuit to keep job

North Carolina: NC appeals voting overhaul ruling to U.S. Supreme Court | Ethics commission--set to become elections board--secures lawyers in Cooper lawsuit | County hopes to get Civitas to scale back request

Ohio: Washington Co. BOE getting ready for 2017 election

Oklahoma: Ringwood polling location changes for Feb. 14 election

Oregon: New secretary of state offers praise to outgoing secretary

Pennsylvania: Elections office proposes changes to voting precincts in seven townships

Rhode Island: State election officials investigating after local votes go missing

Tennessee: $30K set-up coast given for 2 extra early voting sites

Texas: Thousands dropped from registered voter list in Cameron Co. | Victoria county's first elections administrator to retire

U.S. Virgin Islands: New St. Thomas-St. John district elections board members sworn in | Ambiguities in law delay unification of elections boards

Vermont: Barre Town vote a test for same-day registration

Virginia: Habeeb proposes legislation to address felon rights restoration in Virginia

West Virginia: 16 WV secretary of state staffers to be fired when Warner takes office

Wisconsin: Stein: $1.5M refund could pay for new voter advocacy group | Stein unveils post-recount effort in Wisconsin | Man gets 30 days in jail for voter fraud | Counties way over estimated cost of recount | Stein compares cost of recount to financial intimidation | Recommendations on Wisconsin elections from one group that observed polls Nov. 8

Tuesday, 03 January 2017

December 31, 2016-January 3, 2017

National News: Early voting didn't boost overall election turnout, studies show

Connecticut: Verdu to bid adieu as New Britain Democratic registrar

Florida: Ion Sancho, the voters' advocate, steps down | Florida's felons inch closer to regaining right to vote

Georgia: Bruce bill would expand voting sites

Guam: Appellate court decision could greatly impact Guam voting rights

Idaho: Man charged with voting in wife's stead

Illinois: DuPage election commission offers voter registration help for elderly, handicapped | Online app makes getting a Cook Co. ballot easier | Cronin on the issues facing DuPage

Indiana: County voter clerk resigned

Mississippi: Election commissioners sworn into office

Missouri: Incoming secretary of state working on voter photo ID | Elections commissioners pick Stream as GOP director for St. Louis Co. | Ashcroft plans many staff changes | Recap of the November election with Greene Co. clerk

North Carolina: Civitas renews same-day registration challenge | Kimble retires from board of elections

North Dakota: Jaeger asking for new voting machines, electronic poll books

Ohio: Ohioans can now register to vote online | Hackett announces launch of voter registration system | Online registration making process easy, accessible

Oregon: Dennis Richardson sworn in as secretary of state

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission puts new voter registration system first | New state law changes RuCo election procedures

U.S. Virgin Islands: Audit upholds election counts

Virginia: Richmond registrar needs money for Jan. 10 special election

West Virginia: WV secretary of state-elect makes staffing announcements | Outgoing WV secretary of state looks back, successor looks ahead

Wisconsin: Recount found thousands of errors, but no major flaws in state election system | Elections watchdog recommends more training, voter education about voter ID | Recount costs may be half of quote | Rock Co. comes in under budget for recount costs | Jill Stein plans next steps for 'unhappy campers' as Wisconsin's recount costs less than $3.9M

Wyoming: Clerk's office flags 27 possible cases of voter registration fraud in Laramie Co. | Bill would give election officials more time to accept mail-in ballots