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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

October 25, 2017

National News: State officials press Congress for more election cyber resources | BuzzFeed sues Kobach over denial of records requests | What's become of the president's voter fraud commission? Even some of its members aren't sure | Experts: Citizen's data at risk in hands of voting commission

Alabama: Probate judge says voters shouldn't be prosecuted for crossing over | Merrill's office not ready to release names of crossover voters | Seven crossover votes reported locally, 647 statewide

Arkansas: State land commissioner seeks secretary of state's office

California: State audit probes reasons behind Santa Clara Co. repeated election errors

Connecticut: Connecticut's chief election official addresses voting rights

Florida: Broward needs to trim its voting lists, group tells judge | Fort Lauderdale moves election date

Guam: Election reform may depend on governor

Illinois: 'Embarrassing' data leak will never happen again, official says

Iowa: Auditor's office seeks to clarify voter law changes | Pate discounts Russian involvement in Iowa election

Kansas: Paper wins at ballot box | County OKs purchase of new equipment for upcoming election | GOP chairman Kelly Arnold wants Kris Kobach's job

Kentucky: Board of elections dismisses director, assistant director | Top officials at SBOE fired without being told why

Maine: After Legislature delays ranked-choice voting, push for people's veto is on

Massachusetts: Clerk: No early voting for Framingham city election

Michigan: County secures new election tabulators

Minnesota: Winona Co. to apply for money to improve election process

Nebraska: Platte Co. official Diane Olmer honored by state

New Jersey: County clerk announces mobile elections app upgrade

New York: BOE to admit it purged 200K from rolls | Exhibit, talk celebrate 100 years of women voting in New York | Local students recognized for women's suffrage research | Red flag raised on increase number of absentee ballots

North Carolina: Watauga Co. voting rights task force protest at App State

Ohio: Absentee ballot requests exceeding expectations | Ohio elections chief says absentee ballot requests on rise

Texas: First-day election turnout is low, officials say | Superintendents pledge to increase voter registration of students | Candidate for Dallas Co. commissioner asks judge to remove election official | Can't find your usual polling place? Here's why

Virginia: Absentee voting underway as Tazewell Co. debut new machines

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

October 24, 2017

National News: Supreme Court to decide when state voter purges cross the line | Democrats on WH voter commission say there' in dark about what it's doing

Alabama: Madison Co. Democratic Party speaks out after hundreds of names are turned over to prosecutors for cross-over voting | Local District Attorney will decide if hundreds of accused crossover voters will be prosecuted

California: Injunction sought that would freeze switch to voting by district | Postal worker who threw out Berkeley voter guides found guilty | Sonoma Co.'s November election will be mail-in only

Connecticut: Error forces reprint of some absentee ballots in Stamford

Georgia: Georgia test drives paper voting machines | Lost in translation: Gwinnett Co. voters unhappy with Spanish voting material

Maine: Legislature delays and potentially repeals ranked-choice voting

Michigan: New voting equipment gets positive feedback

Minnesota: What is ranked-choice voting? | A closer look at ranked choice voting

Missouri: How Missouri is handling data request

Nevada: Cegavske running for second term

New Jersey: Campaign seeks to turn voters with disabilities into powerful force | Murphy: President threatens voter rights. I'll massively expand them in NJ

North Carolina: Elections board dismisses historic eligibility case | Local legislators talk override of Cooper veto of election reform

North Dakota: Fargo commission delays action on election reform proposals

Ohio: Supreme Court to decide when state voter purges cross the line | Was county guard sleeping outside elections HQ?

Tennessee: Memphis council may challenge instant runoffs with referendum

Texas: Convenient change for registered voters | 45 polling stations making early balloting available in Harris Co.

Virginia: Gillespie goes after Northam with TV ad on felon rights restoration

Washington: Watch King Co.'s striking new videos prodding people to vote

West Virginia: Fayette clerk gets national award for voter registration

Monday, 23 October 2017

October 21-23, 2017

National News: Presidential voter fraud commission criticized by own members for lack of transparency | A tale of two efforts to improve confidence in US elections | Dems to hear from state officials on election security | More than a dozen states still refuse to release voter data

Alabama: State will give names of crossover voters to prosecutors

California: New voter registration rules help latecomers | Bills mount as cities switch to district elections | Walnut Creek attorney announces candidacy for secretary of state

Colorado: Secretary of state discusses election changes

Connecticut: Rossi campaign files complaints alleging absentee ballot fraud in West Haven election

Florida: In Florida, felons want voting rights back as soon as they complete their sentences

Illinois: Voter advocates push Illinois to exit multistate database | A push for voting changes

Indiana: County mulls voting machine upgrade | Plea deal possible in voter fraud case | Polling locations may be reduced

Louisiana: Schedler proposes appointments to reduce special elections

Maine: Dunlap criticizes voter fraud commission's lack of transparency

Maryland: SBOE to allow release of precinct by precinct results

Massachusetts: Worcester registers, pre-registers 592 students

Michigan: Montcalm Co. clerk's office closed 2 days per week due to budget cuts

Minnesota: Early voting draws thousands in Minneapolis city election

Mississippi: Circuit Clerk's office prepares for special election

New Jersey: Eagleton study finds uptick in voter turnout at Rutgers

New York: Voters shun profusion of local primary elections

North Carolina: Why don't Duke students vote in local elections?

North Dakota: Fargo city leaders discuss ballot measures to reform elections

Ohio: He didn't vote in a few elections. In the next one, Ohio said he couldn't

Pennsylvania: Effort to address Allegheny Co. voting machine vulnerabilities faces hurdles

Tennessee: Election commissioners talk budget| Stewart Co.'s next administrator of elections will come from pool of 14 applicants | Galesburg election commission adds new staffer

Texas: Commissioners Court approves consolidating voting locations

Utah: Navajo case challenging Utah mail-in ballots heads to trial

Virginia: In Dillwyn, lots of candidates, but none on the ballot

Friday, 20 October 2017

October 20, 2017

California: City faces lawsuit over elections | Judge rules against former councilman in his election lawsuit | New voting model coming to county

Colorado: Ballot drop boxes make it easier than ever to cast your vote

Connecticut: Allegations of forgery over absentee ballots surface in West Haven

Florida: Does this candidate's last name start with a G or T? she's suing to change the ballot

Georgia: Floyd BOE prints in-house ballots to improve voter experience

Illinois: Innovative student voter model earns national recognition | Move revived to disband Aurora election commission | Study support consolidation of Winnebago Co. clerk and recorder offices

Indiana: County mulls voting machine upgrade | Secretary of state congratulates county on vote center plan | Lawmakers push for election day registration, no-excuse absentee voting | Election panel recommends changes to improve voting access

Kansas: Douglas Co. mailer drives huge increase in advance voting interest for upcoming elections

Louisiana: Recount changes just one vote

Maine: Believers, doubters square off on ranked-choice | Ranked-choice law still needs 16 amendments for proper implementation

Michigan: Voters vet new voting equipment

Minnesota: Douglas Co. exploring system to speed up voting

New Jersey: Union Co. clerk offers extra opening for vote-by-mail | Gujarati language now featured on NJ elections site

New York: City launches pilot program to hire Russian-speaking poll workers | Milton election inspector fired over lawn sign

North Carolina: Judge issues temporary stay on Plemmons early voting site

Ohio: Decker appointed to board of elections

Oklahoma: Resignations, accusations and death create 8 legislative openings

Pennsylvania: Westmoreland voting machines declared election-ready | Washington Co. seeks election day workers; two polling places change | Boileau re-hired by county to work election

Texas: LWV to study cybersecurity of Harris Co. elections

Thursday, 19 October 2017

October 19, 2017

National News: Dems want probe of WH voter fraud commission

California: Conservative group sets sights on state's Voting Rights Act

Colorado: Colorado's Michael Bennet calls for investigation into WH voter panel | Griswold outraises Williams in secretary of state's race

Georgia: Georgia must keep voter registration open until 30 days before election, federal judge rules | Officials investigating post allegedly offering free gas to voters

Illinois: Advocates threaten to block McLean Co. election consolidation effort | Group seeks end of Aurora election commission

Indiana: Mall vote center replaced

Kansas: New machines to make voting easier

Maine: Maine's member of WH voter fraud commission decries 'vacuum of information'

Massachusetts: Judge rejects bid to toss suit on voting rights in Lowell | While proven popular, early voting not allowed in upcoming town election

Michigan: Local residents can try out next generation voting equipment | Livingston Co. commissioners recognize Ruth Munzel

Nevada: District court judge's comments on felons voting raises questions

North Carolina: Early voting kicks off Thursday; County to test paper ballots | Voting machines delayed

Ohio: Washington Co. poll workers training for Nov. 7

Rhode Island: Embattled ex-RI BOE head Kando files new suit in state court

Texas: Challenge to Texas voter ID law should be over, AG argues | Emails reveal Dallas Co. elections administrator soliciting favors from vendors

Utah: Mark Thomas named new Utah Senate chief of staff

West Virginia: Women's voting league talks polling

Wisconsin: 50+ years in prison for man after sexual assault of poll worker

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

October 18, 2017

National News: Conflict mounts inside voting fraud commission in the wake of child porn arrest | A death and more questions for president's voter fraud commission

Arkansas: Arkansan on voter fraud commission dies at 52

California: Majority of Pasadena council supports shifting election dates

Connecticut: Bridgeport ordered to hold 2 elections

Florida: Online voter registration form may violate law that created it, elections chief says

Illinois: McLean Co. board chair seeks input on election functions

Iowa: Linn Co. considers $227K in voting equipment upgrades

Louisiana: Rare recount on tap in New Orleans city council race

Maine: Lawmakers at odds over voter-approved ranked-choice voting

Massachusetts: Judge rejects city attempt to dismiss Lowell voting rights suit

Maryland: Washington Co. pitches building near senior center for early voting

Michigan: Poll workers learn about new machines | Your voting experience at the polls should run smoother in Michigan | Jocelyn Benson enters Michigan secretary of state race | Benson launches SOS run with 30-minute guarantee

Mississippi: Supervisors consolidate polling precincts

Montana: Ballots for Missoula election to be mailed Wednesday

Nevada: Lawsuit seeks to strike down Nevada's recall election laws

New York: Yates Co. thanks election workers

Ohio: Husted names Decker to board of elections

Pennsylvania: Poll workers needed

Tennessee: Rulings issued in Bluff City election law violation case

Texas: How the TX redistricting lawsuit outlived a voter who sued | ADA repairs for vote center cost more than expected

Virginia: Getting ready for election day

Washington: Wyman pushing to move up presidential primary | Eight new drop boxes installed before ballots mailed

West Virginia: WV AG says election pamphlet law unconstitutional | Road vote in Kanawha decided by 11 percent of voters, cost $218K

Wisconsin: Wisconsin election official blames AG for keeping him from talking about gerrymandering

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

October 17, 2017

National News: State officials to be given access to 2016 election cyberattack data

Alabama: Senator's proposal would mean fewer special elections

California: Humboldt Co. elections officials test equipment to make sure every vote counts | City council to consider new election cycle | California voters who don't speak English will get more help in 2018

Colorado: El Paso Co.'s new election equipment expected to save division time, money

Connecticut: Greenwich registrars: Make sure your votes are counted

Georgia: New voting machines getting first test in metro Atlanta | So far, so good on debut of new paper-ballot machines in Ga. | Court allows Fulton Co. to extend election day voting

Illinois: McLean Co. clerk candidates scrap over election duties

Iowa: Protestors voice concerns over Iowa's voter ID laws | Secretary of state's office considers proposals to implement new voter ID law

Louisiana: Schedler: After low voter turnout, time to rethink elections in Louisiana

Maine: Lawmakers take another stab at implementing ranked-choice voting | Ranked choice voting approved via referendum still stymies Maine Legislature

Maryland: UMD student running for city council: College Park must expand absentee voting

Massachusetts: Rep. Marc Lombardo supporting early voting reimbursement efforts

Michigan: Farmington area voters will see new machines, smaller ballots | Jocelyn Benson to make another run for secretary of state

Nevada: Lawsuit aims to stop recall attempts targeting 3 state senators

Ohio: Man gets probation for illegally voting | Dorothy Pelanda ends campaign to become Ohio's secretary of state

Pennsylvania: Help Wanted: Struggle to hire poll workers

Rhode Island: Elections board member challenges Block complaint

Texas: Funding approved for sidewalk at new Brown Co. elections office

Virginia: Some voters wait until final day to register

Monday, 16 October 2017

October 14-16, 2017

National News: Senator wants Kaspersky out of US voting systems| Wary of hackers, states move to upgrade voting systems | States try to secure their voting systems ahead of 2018 | DHS and top election officials finally meet to begin hashing out 'critical infrastructure' designation | Voter fraud commission researcher arrested on child pornography charges

Alabama: Elections officials remain confused over which felons may vote

Arkansas: Columbia Co. earns award for 2016 election pilot project

California: Governor signs Gloria and Weber's county election reform bill | Lawmaker wants to make ranked voting method constitutional | Two new remote access vote-by-mail systems approved by secretary of state

Colorado: Boulder Co. ballots, election equipment pass tests

Connecticut: State, local officials preparing for more cyber attacks on voting systems | Secretary of state stresses importance of voting | Registrars complete state-mandated audit of ballots

Florida: Closed primary election draw scrutiny | Polling place changes for November election

Georgia: Conyers tests new voting machines that include paper ballot | First test starts Monday for new paper-ballot machines in Georgia

Illinois: Peoria, Springfield are examples for consolidation

Iowa: Lederman answers questions about Iowa voter registration

Louisiana: Mail-in ballot turnout surprises Caddo registrar | Voting precinct forced to relocate after building fire

Maine: Dunlap says he's hear nothing from WH panel

Maryland: Alec Ross, candidate for governor, pitches voting by mail, online and in jails | Election officials talk logistics for write-in city candidates

Massachusetts: Ranked-choice voting bill finds support at hearing

Michigan: Kent Co. voters will see new voting equipment in November

New Jersey: What's that new language on NJ election site?

North Carolina: Voting defamation suit seeks to widen net, accuses GOP attorneys of conspiracy | Wake Co. judge rules on App State early voting site

Pennsylvania: York group rallies to give Pa. no excuse ballots

Tennessee: Election commission approves Hawkins Elm. as new Rogersville polling place

Texas: LWV gets grant to mitigate voter ID law | Gregg Co. voting change about convenience | LWV files suit against secretary of state

Utah: What to know about canceled elections and voter registration

Virginia: Brentsville Historic Centre will be an in-person absentee voting center

West Virginia: Poll workers fail to add early voting ballots, but outcome of road bond is unchanged

Wisconsin: Wauwatosa schools not on the list of polling places for 2018

Friday, 13 October 2017

October 13, 2017

National News: Even liberal states have tough voting requirements because parties like it | Voter fraud commission violates federal law, lawsuit says

Arizona: AZ voter registration system no longer considered to be targeted by Russian hackers

California: Brown signs bill that could change San Diego Co. elections process

Connecticut: Voter technology to be routinely audited by secretary of state

Georgia: Election office prepares for early voting period

Illinois: Can we get by with just three election judges

Indiana: Allen Co. tabs new early voting site

Kentucky: State board of elections launches redesigned website

Massachusetts: Acton senator's ranked-choice voting bill sees sizable support in hearing | Rep. Crocker supports effort to reimburse cities and towns for early voting

Michigan: From hanging chads to voting machines, Ruth Munzel calls it a career | Kent Co. gets new voting equipment

Missouri: Voter ID options explained

Montana: County commissioners reviewing election of elections administrator

Nebraska: State senator renews call for voter photo ID | Murante says election concerns argue for voter photo ID

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. clerk's office refutes GOP election claims | State rules Atlantic Co. clerk's office has proper procedures in place

New York: 'Beyond Suffrage' exhibit presents 100 years of women's political activism | Voting machines tested for upcoming election

Ohio: Franklin Co. to buy BOE building for $7.5M

Pennsylvania: Boilea leaving as director of elections

South Carolina: County: No voter turned away

Tennessee: Changes on the way to how people vote in Rutherford Co.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

October 12, 2017

National News: Obama-linked group asks for temporary injunction against voting fraud commission

Alaska: Absentee ballot tally brought vote counting for municipal election to a close

Colorado: Routt Co. elections team: Come try the new voting equipment

Connecticut: Greenwich election audit turns up uncounted votes

Florida: Florida's long-awaited voter-registration site live, but not complete | Proposal calls for elected secretary of state

Georgia: Emory area will be included in Atlanta election if annexation approved

Illinois: Kane Co. Clerk's Office partners with LWV to promote voter registration

Indiana: Early voting sites changing in '18 | Election Board: Satellite voting centers to remain | Early voting will continue thanks to new south-side location

Louisiana: New Orleans early voting portends weak turnout Saturday

Michigan: Homecoming provides opportunity to test run new voting equipment | Macomb Co. clerk battling again with county, union officials

Missouri: Saturday election proves successful according to BOE

New Hampshire: Amid internal tension, Gardner stands by voter fraud commission | Judge merges 2 lawsuits challenging NH voter law

New Jersey: Are NJ's voting machines vulnerable to hacking?

North Carolina: Election results came in late for Raleigh City Council

Pennsylvania: Pedro Cortes, Pa. secretary of state, steps down

Rhode Island: Block's 'voter analysis' debated before RI elections board

Tennessee: NAACP-Murfreesboro to host forum on Rutherford Co. election changes

Texas: County ditches STAR-Vote's innovative voting system

Washington: New push coming for automatic voter registration

Wisconsin: Campus leaders advocate for out-of-state student voting rights | Voter fraud case dropped