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Monday, 13 November 2017

November 11-13, 2017

National News: Multi-state voter crosscheck system raises security questions | A year later, elections aren't much more secure | Gardner: Lawsuits, death, arrest have tied up elections integrity panel

Arkansas: Secretary of state Mark Martin in middle of voter data controversy

Florida: New online voter registration a 'great tool' elections officials say

Idaho: Despite promises of privacy, Idaho shares voter data | In Idaho, program to fight voter fraud may cause more problems than it helps

Iowa: State investigating possible voting violation

Kansas: Electronic voting equipment malfunctions in Rooks Co.

Kentucky: Detective faced charges after impeding election

Maine: Campaign to restore Maine ranked-choice voting collects over half of necessary signatures

Maryland: Count in two Annapolis races continues

Massachusetts: Clerk Campbell now looks to next election | Advocates push AVR in Massachusetts | Group aims to address low Woburn voter turnout | State would help pay for a special election in Attleboro

Michigan: New voting equipment makes Macomb, St. Clair county clerks' jobs easier | Clerk: Election went well with new equipment in Lenawee

Montana: County to consider adding unelected election administrator | Missoula Co. elections administrator job open for applications

Nevada: Carson City chief deputy running for clerk-recorder

New Hampshire: Gardner: Lawsuits, death, arrest have tied up elections integrity panel

New Jersey: Provisional ballots may flip freeholder race

New York: Syracuse mayor pans NY voting rules | Women bike to remember suffrage struggle | Kennedy begins 'time and attendance' audit at Suffolk BOE | Saratoga Co. absentee vote count fuels call for lawyer oversight

Oklahoma: Sen. Standridge: Legislators should pay cost of special elections after resigning

Pennsylvania: York Co. to begin recount of contested ballots | Election director: Luzerne Co. voting machines showing their age | Pa. Supreme Court orders redistricting lawsuit to proceed

Texas: Upshur Co. commissioners to hold hearing on countywide vote centers

Virginia: Stafford registrar denies his office disqualified absentee ballots | Vote count in close Stafford races fuels criticisms, concern | Updated: Simonds gets names of rejected absentee voters, but not envelopes

Wisconsin: New League of Women Voters director

Friday, 10 November 2017

November 10, 2017

National News: Why it's harder than you think to hack a voting machine | Maine Secretary of State sues WH voter fraud commission | Dunlap sues panel for information about its work

California: Mendocino Co. has 4142 ballots to count

Colorado: Ballots still being counted and votes tabulated, secretary of state's office says | In Saguache on Election Day, mail-in ballots were sitting in a crime scene

Georgia: Secretary of state launched investigation into Reed | Secretary of state investigating vote-buying in Milton

Idaho: Voter Crosscheck system has Idahoans' private data--and lax security | Heyburn to resolve city council tie with coin flip

Iowa: Iowa secretary of state candidate visits ISU | After votes canvassed, Olson decides against asking for recount

Maine: Maine Secretary of State sues WH voter fraud commission | Dunlap sues panel for information about its work | Dentures left in a Maine polling booth, city searches for owner

Massachusetts: Low voter turnout cited in new push for auto registration | Voter turnout is a record low | Galvin will seek 7th term as secretary of state

Michigan: Chief judge gives Spranger directive

Minnesota: Kobuchar introduces automatic voter registration bill | Minneapolis declares ranked choice voting a success

Missouri: County clerk's office updating registered voter list

Montana: Ballot issues delayed Flathead Co. vote count

New Mexico: Judge says ballot cast under his name not his | New to case, another district judge issues order on ranked-choice voting

New York: Online voter registration on verge of passage in NYC | Saratoga Springs council may hire lawyer for ballot count | Challenger in Brooklyn race vows legal action over alleged polling irregularities

North Carolina: Soots seeks recount of Wilkesboro ballots due to malfunctioning tabulator

Ohio: Marion Co. may spend up to $900K replacing voting equipment | Handful of races face possible automatic recount | Mistake in ballot counting does not affect local races | Two Cleveland races could hinge on post-election vote counting

Oregon: Locked drop boxes don't deter late voters' determination in Lane Co.

Pennsylvania: York Co. to count double votes from Tuesday | York Co. to manually recount election results | Chinese native observes American voting in Pine Twp. | Praise given for fire department's Election Day help | Gallegos: Some issues with machines during election | Justices order Pa. redistricting lawsuit to proceed | Monessen's mayor-elect sees no need to pursue challenge on absentee ballots | Pennsylvania election glitches called 'isolated issues'

South Carolina: Councilman claims election tampering after defeat

Tennessee: Kyle Mallory appoint to replace Ray Sexton on election commission

Texas: Commissioner scrap old voting machines

Utah: Local ballot count slowed by special request from Paul Ryan | Why local elections are losing their luster

Virginia: Former felons who can vote again explain the power of the ballot | Former felons also took the polls Election Day

Wisconsin: Voters arrive in steady stream

Thursday, 09 November 2017

November 9, 2017

National News: President's DHS pick worried about voting systems | Dem rep's bill would require paper ballots, recounts in close elections | Election officials race to combat cyber attacks

Arizona: Groups sue over Arizona's dual-track voter registration

California: A look at election security in Siskiyou Co.

Colorado: Weld elections staff counts ballots in record time thanks to new equipment | Secretary of state: Pueblo County's election counting handled smoothly | Secretary Williams honors former SOS Natalie Meyer

Florida: Elections office focuses on cybersecurity | Decision to close Washington Co. polling precincts put on hold

Georgia: Fulton Co. election results again come in late | Low voter turnout 'disappointing' to elections supervisor

Idaho: S. Idaho officials trying to figure out election tie breaker

Iowa: Linn Co. Auditor's office preps for December election

Maine: Voter turn out is a point of pride in New Haven | Limerick man says he was almost denied right to vote

Massachusetts: Brockton elections chief oversees final vote before retiring

Michigan: New voting equipment brings Kalamazoo election results in record time | Loser in Detroit election may challenge results, which were counted by the victor | Recount likely in 4th Ward race | Election workers go all day to preserve integrity of voting | Gilchrist raises voting issues, mulls recount | Gilchrist: Election process needs to be transparent

Minnesota: Tabulation process begins in Minneapolis mayoral election | St. Paul mayoral candidate 'involved' in voter fraud investigation, police say |Clerk: Minneapolis mayoral results will be known Wednesday | Frey wins Minneapolis mayoral race | Voter turnout for Minneapolis municipal elections highest in decades

Mississippi: Hearing in 2015 election dispute set for April

Missouri: Man accused of voting in both Wyandotte and Jackson Co. elections

Montana: Ballot kerfuffle stirs up Darby race

Nevada: Democrats ask court to halt recall efforts of Nevada senators

New Hampshire: Higher than expected turnout leads to ballot shortage | Accessible voting debuts in Concord for local race

New Jersey: Rare election glitch: Machine out of calibration

New Mexico: Move to recuse judge clouds ranked-choice voting case | County pays tens of thousands in rent for voting centers | Judge: State workers can take paid leave to vote in most elections

New York:'Undervotes' abound on Broome Co. ballots | Write-in ballots unusually popular this election

North Carolina: County seeks voting machine extension from General Assembly | Voters in WNC town re-elect man who died last week

Ohio: Mahoning Co. elections director: Issue with machine did not affect election | Four Lake Co. races being monitored for possible automatic recounts | Error leads to incorrect Mahoning Co. election results | Outcome to close local elections won't be known for weeks 

Pennsylvania: Voting machine problems: What are York Co.'s options? | York Co. still scrambling to resolve races impacted by voting machine error | Is your vote safe? Penn State panel casts doubts, but county election chief says not to worry | 'Isolated' election issues reported in Pa. | Unofficial York Co. election results to be finalized later this week | Pa. secretary of state: No major polling issues on Election Day| Turnout average despite snowstorm | Hearing scheduled in Monessen absentee ballot flap could be moot | Early visit to polling place gets man arrested for DUI

South Carolina: Final bill for Aiken Co. council chair election almost $47K

Tennessee: Top 10 candidates for Stewart Co. administrator of elections chosen for interviews

Texas: Bexar Co. sees record low voter turnout

Virginia: Vote canvass changes lead in House races

West Virginia: WV's new ID rules for voters move forward | Secretary of State Mac Warner talks election integrity

Wisconsin: After voter ID law changes, student groups hope to use extra funds to register people to vote | Elections officials work to secure the vote in 2018

Wednesday, 08 November 2017

November 8, 2017

National News: Feds have eye on cybersecurity issues as voters go to polls

Alaska: Write-ins keep Election Day lively

Arizona: Russian hackers targeted Phoenix library data, not AZ voter info | Lawsuit contends voters are being disenfranchised | Did Maricopa Co. elections boss flub voting place rule?

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election panel makes changes to polling sites

California: New vote-by-mail changes for voters

Colorado: Lafayette lifts detour near voting site

Connecticut: Early turnout light | Voter turnout remains steady into lunchtime | Listed as deceased, Montville 92-year-old votes from the dead

Florida: Deceased city official's name on ballot causes dispute

Georgia: Turnout so far medium in Atlanta, low in Sandy Springs | Fulton Co. election turnout surged in the evening

Illinois: County clerk convinces board to restore election funding

Iowa: Early voting turnout slow in Corridor city elections |Scott Co. will not participate in Iowa's voter ID 'dress rehearsal'

Kansas: Voting machines get good reviews from election workers

Maine: Turnout steady in central Maine polling stations | Ranked-choice voting supporters collect signatures for People's Veto at polling places

Maryland: Baltimore Co. orders extra voting scanners, but not as many as elections officials say are needed

Massachusetts: Failure in aging voting machine technology delay results by at least an hour | Lincoln students get a lesson in civics in dog tag vote | Meet the (volunteer) workforce behind Election Day | Student poll worker enjoys being part of voting process

Michigan: New voting machines used in Branch Co. today | Michigan has a new voting experience | Detroit Election Day: Computer glitches, faulty machines reported | Detroit NAACP chapter addressing polling problems for voters | Longtime Detroit clerk Winfrey wins re-election | Midland Co. debuts new voting equipment | Mason voter experience new technology while voting | Teens bring fresh perspective, computer savvy | Ottawa Co. clerk 'pleased' with election

Minnesota: Minnesotans head to the polls in tight local races | Minneapolis expected to delay election results | Minneapolis voters encounter problems with new e-poll books

Montana: With 2 provisional ballots yet to be counted, Election Day ends in a tie

Nebraska: A convenience for Millard voters is a concern for some | Lawmaker speaks out on volunteer ballot collectors | Recognizing election workers

New Hampshire: Trial run of electronic voter check-in goes smoothly | State elections website riddled with errors

New Jersey: Bad voting machines replaced with bad voting machines forcing use of paper ballots in Allentown | 'Lost' voter registration books delay voters at 2 Jersey City polls

New York: Old voting machines don't go away, they get melted down | Suffragist Rosalie Jones thanks you for voting |NYC BOE to restore 117K to voter registration list | Buffalo voter reports ripped ballots; election official sees no widespread problem | As New York votes, a push to allow 17-year-olds the ballot | Vestal polling place evacuated, voters redirected | Federal inspectors check out bilingual accommodations at some local polling places | Susan B. Anthony grave once again home to 'I Voted' stickers

North Carolina: Power outage impacting two polling sites in Greensboro | No issues at the polls on Election Day

Ohio: Voters run into problems at four locations | Election Day to be first experience with many using E-poll books | No early problems logged | Nearly 450K request absentee ballots | Coshocton poll worker has seen lots of changes in 42 years | Voters run into problems at four locations | New technology used at the polls in Ohio | Few minor bumps in Tuesday's general election | Election results slowest in Cuyahoga Co.

Pennsylvania: Voting machine glitch causes confusion in school board races | 'Redo' of some York Co. races after possible voting problems | Election Day sees a few bumps in the road | Candidate's name wrong in Philly voting machines | From voting booth to counting, Election Day is a full process | Election Day issues reported in several counties | Team effort ensures voting system integrity | Westmoreland judge orders Monessen absentee ballots to be impounded, unopened

South Carolina: Voter in Conway election claims civil rights violated | 'A lot' of complaints from county dwellers barred from voting in city election

Tennessee: Stewart Co. election commission needs new chair, as well as administrator

Texas: Denton uses old fashioned paper ballots...sort of | Wichita Co. receives positive reviews for vote centers | FWISD ballot mistakenly issued to Arlington voter

Utah: Voting off to slow start in Salt Lake, Utah counties | Salt Lake sees 37 percent voter turnout

Virginia: Registrars make sure elections run smoothly | Staunton voter says she was turned away by poll worker | Paper ballots make return across Virginia | Weather not limiting turnout | ACLU: Fake calls from Gloucester number telling voters their polling place had changed |Martinsville debuts new voting machines | 'Trust votes will be counted' Henrico official says after machine jams | Voters in Madison Co. find different voting process | With eyes of the nation on Virginia, a smooth showing, election commissioner says | Former felons in Va. show just how meaningful it is to vote | Some Va. voters report robo calls saying polling place has changed | Roanoke man walks several miles from home to polling place | Polling machine in Chesterfield goes down

Washington: Oops. Washington secretary of state website lists wrong election day date

Tuesday, 07 November 2017

November 7, 2017

12:30pm Election Day 2017 Update

Connecticut: Early turnout light | Voter turnout remains steady into lunchtime

Georgia: Turnout so far medium in Atlanta, low in Sandy Springs

Iowa: Early voting turnout slow in Corridor city elections

Maine: Turnout steady in central Maine polling stations

Michigan: New voting machines used in Branch Co. today | Michigan has a new voting experience

Minnesota: Minnesotans head to the polls in tight local races

New Jersey: Bad voting machines replaced with bad voting machines forcing use of paper ballots in Allentown | 'Lost' voter registration books delay voters at 2 Jersey City polls

New York: Old voting machines don't go away, they get melted down | Suffragist Rosalie Jones thanks you for voting

Ohio: Voters run into problems at four locations | Election Day to be first experience with many using E-poll books | No early problems logged | Nearly 450K request absentee ballots

Virginia: Registrars make sure elections run smoothly | Staunton voter says she was turned away by poll worker | Paper ballots make return across Virginia | Weather not limiting turnout | ACLU: Fake calls from Gloucester number telling voters their polling place had changed


6am News Roundup

National News: Tech startups can help revitalize both ends of your ballot

Alabama: Oak Mountain students learn about voting process | Judge: No illegal crossover votes cast in Mobile Co.| State continues to investigate alleged crossover voting violations

California: Voting rights lawsuit threatened in Lodi

Colorado: Two clerks absent as Election Day draws near

Connecticut: Cities, towns gear up for local elections

Florida: Hillsborough Co. supervisor of elections hosting behind-the-scenes open house

Georgia: Election officials: Photography restricted in polling places | Confusion and questions over voting system ahead of competitive Atlanta election

Iowa: City Elections: A dress rehearsal for voter ID

Kansas: Election commissioner wouldn't be surprised if voter turnout hits 25 to 30 percent

Maine: Ranked choice delay becomes law without LePage signature | Waterville voters will have new polling place

Maryland: Carroll to have 2 early voting centers in 2018

Massachusetts: Officials assure security of voting machines | Boston has 'troubled past' when it comes to elections | 'If you don't live here anymore, don't vote,' Mass. elections chief says day before voters cast ballots | Asian-American civil rights group will monitor Boston polls

Michigan: The Detroit clerk's race | Michigan communities struggle to find poll workers | Johnson previews Tuesday's elections | New voting machines make debut in Tuesday's election | Kent, seven other counties using new voting machines | Eight Western Michigan counties using new voting machines | Elections: Statewide survey explores problems, potential reforms

Minnesota: County to seek state funding to upgrade voting equipment | Ranked-choice voting likely to delay results | The lazy person's guide to ranked-choice voting | Officials: Twin cities election results may not come in for days | Ranked choice tale of two cities

Missouri: New voter ID law under spotlight in Springfield

Nebraska: No law against third- party ballot collection

New Hampshire: Push to send NH voter data stalls

New Jersey: Judge hearing arguments in AC vote-by-mail ballot | Judge denies AC mayor's request | Judge denies request in AC ballot case | Lawyers set to spread out across state on Election Day | Pols push for voting machines that offer paper trail

New Mexico: County clerk adds 6 voting centers after complaints from county commission

New York: Schneiderman: Voter access hotline will be up on Tuesday | As BOEs prep for Tuesday, here's what voters should know | NYC Students: Let us vote at 17 | 100 years of women's suffrage in New York | Like it or not, 300K voters get new poll sites | De Blasio's translators ordered to stay 100 feet from polling places

North Carolina: Judge hints he won't stop polling site software use in NC | Asheville early voting jumps 51 percent | On election days, Dave Hill's the chief | Judge won't block use of polling site software

Ohio: Portage Co. BOE shifts two polling places | Northeast Ohio polling locations moved due to power outages | Elections officials expect 'unheard of' number of write-in votes | County enters the e-poll era today | Tiffin voting location to be powered by generators | Member accuses BOE of politicizing race

Oklahoma: Voting tips offered by election board secretary | Rogers Co. is setting the bar in voter registration, engagement

Oregon: Secretary of state takes stock of first year

Pennsylvania: Mill Creek polling place moved for Tuesday | Students will get civics lessons by helping run the elections

South Dakota: 20K signatures submitted for vote-by-mail measure

Texas: Wichita Co. to use consolidated voting centers | Election Day first with vote center system | Harris Co. voters to test $1M iPad voting poll book

Utah: Salt Lake Co. mail-in ballots only trickle in

Virginia: Elections officials prepare for tomorrow's voting | Manassas, Prince William and Fauquier lead state in absentee voting increase | Officials prep for Va. elections | Localities scramble to get paper ballot voting machines in time for Election Day | Surge in absentee ballots for Virginia's 2017 elections

Wisconsin: State notifies voters by mail of need to re-register | Study: Black voter turnout in Wisconsin declined by nearly one-fifth in 2016

Wyoming: Clerks push for mail ballots

Monday, 06 November 2017

November 4-6, 2017

National News: Local voting districts seen as crucial to election security | Voting access is under attack as the countdown to Election Day 2018 begins | WH voter fraud commission appears to have gone dark

Alabama: Fewer crossover voters than estimated

California: Wine Country fires turn Sonoma Co. elections into mail-only contests

Colorado: More than 600K ballots have been cast on Colorado so far

Connecticut: Lack of 'I Voted' stickers for Election Day lamented by women's group

Florida: Felons' rights initiative clears 300K signatures

Georgia: With city elections near, Hall Co. still has no director | Changed voting times in Atlanta may cause confusion

Idaho: Phil McGrane to run for Ada Co. clerk's office | Ada Co. Clerk Chris Rich to retire

Iowa: Some small eastern Iowa communities won't have anyone running for city offices

Kansas: Maintenance workers receive kudos for inventiveness | Do we like voting in autumn better than spring? | Greeley Co. ballots must be reprinted

Louisiana: Rideaux sworn in as acting registrar of voters

Maine: Maine delays start of voter-approved election law | Ranked-choice voting supporters prepare for 'people's veto' | LePage lets bill that would kill ranked choice voting in 2021 become law

Maryland: Laurel BOE demonstrates electronic voting machines | Debate on noncitizens voting has upended College Park elections

Massachusetts: Massachusetts ended its participation in controversial voter fraud system in March | After 'vote-farming' allegations, 6 Boston ballots nullified | Trial likely in lawsuit over Mass. city's election system

Michigan: City voting precincts change

Minnesota: Confusion expected from Queensbury voters looking for polls | The confusion surrounding ranked choice voting

Missouri: New tech at KC polling locations should make Tuesday's election check-in faster | Secretary of state details new voter ID law | Preparations underway for special election

Montana: Drive-up service for mail-in ballots | Voters urged to drop off ballots for election day, too late to mail | Missoula Co. commissioners start process of finding new elections administrator

New Hampshire: His job? Probe NH voter fraud

New Jersey: How secure are NJ's voting machines? | AC mayor alleges widespread voter fraud | Rutgers law students offer free assistance to voters on Election Day

New Mexico: NM credits paper ballots as hacker protection

New York: Ahead of Election Day, comptroller audit highlights BOE dysfunction |'Incompetence' by elections officials is depriving voters' rights, says report | Senator Little wants absentee voting without excuses | De Blasio sending translators to help people vote in election

North Carolina: Polling site software concerns state elections officials | Election software that malfunctioned in Durham gets the go-ahead for NC use | Gastonia native gets ready to oversee first election near Raleigh | Tension between Durham political groups erupts in BOE parking lot

Ohio: Electronic books making debut at polls | Voting equipment packed up for Election Day | Secretary of state makes it easy for voters to view ballots ahead of election day | Interpreter for Mahoning Co. BOE removed, brought back | East Ohio gets ready to vote Tuesday

Oregon: Clatsop Co. considers voter pamphlets in odd-year elections

Pennsylvania: Behind the scenes election night: What to expect | Questions raised about absentee votes at nursing home | Pa. officials still mostly mum on noncitizens registered to vote | Erie may need to find new polling place after storm | A look at 'curb side' voting ahead of Election Day

Texas: Hidalgo Co. voter turnout almost doubled

Utah: Utah Co. has received 50K ballots and expects another 25K

Washington: Elections officials are probing several Wapato ballots

Friday, 03 November 2017

November 3, 2017

National News: White House voter fraud panel member fights back against critics | Observations on polling place accessibility and related federal guidance | Report: Many 2016 voting sites lacked full disability access | Lawyers' Committee spearheading election protection efforts across US

Alabama: Montgomery probate judge questions focus on crossover voters | Congresswoman, secretary of state trade accusations

California: Displaced residents in fire affected areas can still cast ballots

Colorado: El Paso Co. announces new drop-off points

Connecticut: Nursing home residents relish right to vote

Georgia: Georgia's AG won't defend state in voting machine case | Aragon to move precinct back to community center in 2018 | 'Dumbfounded.' Some Dems infuriated by Barnes hire in voter case | CSU professor talks possible impact of Ga. voting breach in the Valley

Iowa: Linn Co. elections officials expect more cyber attacks

Maine: Sen. Collins says states need federal help to protect elections

Massachusetts: Election officials nullify six absentee ballots after reports of coercion

Michigan: Challenger hits Detroit's clerk on election mishaps

New Jersey: Further AC election drama at mail-in ballot review meeting

New York: Port Chester hires voting rights expert | Appellate court rejects BOE appeal

North Carolina: Commissioners, elections officials discuss costly election system revamp

Ohio: Challenges filed against 7 percent of Urbancrest's voter registrations

Pennsylvania: County election safe from hacking, director says | Berks Co. faces serious shortage of poll workers | Nursing home resident's son: 'That's voter fraud' | Construction at fire station forces polling place change

South Carolina: Five years after disastrous election, this Richland Co. official is finally leaving | Poll workers, other react to former Richland election leader's retirement plans

Texas: Polling site surveillance cameras raise questions in La Joya election | Is voter fatigue keeping people away from polls? | Penitas claims polling place cameras in compliance

Vermont: Secretary of state Jim Condos speaks at national forum on election cybersecurity

Washington: Fundingsland named new Cowlitz Co. auditor | Secretary of state visits Bellingham

Wisconsin: Suspend voter ID law, Dane Co. supervisors say

Thursday, 02 November 2017

November 2, 2017

National News: States race to secure their voting systems

Alabama: Even sponsors of the crossover voting law disagree on prosecuting cases as voter fraud

Alaska: PFD voter program sends first mailers this week

Arizona: Maricopa Co.'s recorder apologizes for his online tirade

California: Mendocino Co. residents in fire affected areas can vote at usual polling places

Connecticut: UConn's Center for Voting Technology Research supports fair and free elections

Florida: Restoration of rights backlog highlights need for change, committee says

Georgia: Former Gov. Roy Barnes' firm to represent state in voting machine suit | Secretary of state's office: Elections server wipe followed standard practice | Elections supervisor hopes to boost Crips Co. early voting | DeKalb clarifies voting hours after candidate warns of confusion

Idaho: Latah Co. will use new ballot-counting machiens on Election Day

Massachusetts: Town clerk prepares for Braintree's write-in campaigns | Boston elections department reaching out to voters after fraud complaints

Michigan: This Detroiter wants to change how the city votes | Here's how to use Kalamazoo's new voting machines | Secretary of state, clerk roll out new voting equipment

Minnesota: New electronic voter check-in | Minneapolis promises faster mayoral race results next week

New Jersey: Allegations of voter fraud erupt in AC a week before election

New York: NYC elections board settles case over voter removal| City election board to revamp voter registration roll procedures | Museum to mark 100 years of women's suffrage

North Carolina: Greene Co. testing new voting equipment | NC judges: Law cutting governor's election role is valid

Pennsylvania: Two dead candidates will be on Nov. 7 ballot | Westmoreland Dems to challenge absentee ballots erroneously granted by county elections officials

Texas: 'Just dismal': 3 percent turnout in Potter, Randall as early voting draws to a close

Virginia: Max Healy honored for his 60 years as election official | William & Mary law students to host Election Day VOTEline

Washington: New mandate requires 10 new ballot drop-boxes

West Virginia: Over a thousand high school students registered to vote

Wisconsin: Madison city clerk's office to offer voter outreach training

Wednesday, 01 November 2017

November 1, 2017

National News: Senators release new election cybersecurity bill | Senators push legislation to protect election systems | Voting does not reduce crime, study shows

Alabama: Probate judge says there were 'zero' crossover votes in Jefferson Co. | JeffCo. to spend thousands on tablets, curb crossover voting

Arizona: Maricopa Co. elections boss tells voter criticizing mail-in ballot to 'go F- yourself'

Colorado: They've got jokes at the Colorado secretary of state's office this Halloween

Florida: Voter info measure one stop from House floor

Georgia: Group says state's voting machines aren't safe

Illinois: Russian hacking of Illinois voter registration system did not compromise results, experts say

Iowa: Linn Co. auditor beefing up voting machine security

Kansas: Crosscheck program touted by Kobach under fire for inaccuracies

Louisiana: 6 words could determine the right to vote for 70K La. residents

Massachusetts: 'Vote-farming' fraud alleged in city council race

Michigan: Traverse City clerk prepares for November election | Macomb clerk wants police subpoena quashed

Minnesota: With Election Day approaching, Minneapolis and St. Paul prepare | As election nears, many voters seem confused, ill-informed

Montana: County appoint new elections administrator

New Jersey: Campaign informant: I was paid $30 to hand messenger ballot to Atlantic City Democratic operative | Voting sites moved for Deerfield voters

New Mexico: NM ahead of game on paper ballots | Heinrich co-sponsors bill to guard US elections | Heinrich, Toulouse Oliver host press call on protection US elections | Santa Fe Co. clerk defends consolidating precincts

North Carolina: Judges elaborate on decision to dismiss lawsuit over NC elections board

Ohio: US Rep. Ryan concerned about Russian impact on elections | Husted: Replacing Ohio's voting machines will be costly

Oregon: One week before special election, county clerk testing vote tally equipment

Pennsylvania: Lower Turkeyfoot Twp. polling place changes

Texas: What happened when one county tried to build a cheap, open-source election system | Organization vows to review Hidalgo special election

Utah: 'Dismally slow' ballot returns raises fears about Election Day lines | Mail-in ballots trickling in, causing concern among county clerks | Lt. Gov. appoints new elections director

Virginia: US history course requires students to volunteer in upcoming election | Senior citizens can get free rides to the polls on Election Day

Wisconsin: ASM, Vote Everywhere combat confusion over voter ID laws | Elections chairman: State must be ready for more Russian attempts to hack election systems

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

October 31, 2017

Alabama: 380 voters suspected of crossover voting in Jefferson Co.

Colorado: Polling booths are now open for Mesa Co. local elections

Florida: Hundreds of ballots came too late to swing razor-thin GOP state House primary

Georgia: Some major Atlanta school districts will close on Election Day | Kemp applying for federal security clearance

Illinois: Controversial cuts to election funding restored

Kentucky: Fall out from BOE firings

Maryland: Mayoral candidates debate absentee voting

Michigan: Secretary of state reminds voters about new election equipment

Minnesota: How ranked choice voting could impact the 2017 Minneapolis elections

Missouri: Commission looks to purchase new voting machines

New Hampshire: Bill gives state power to postpone local elections | AG issues cease and desist order to stop election day raffles

New York: Albany pols call on state, local officials to probe absentee ballots

Ohio: Sheriff's department investigation finds faulty door likely reason Cuyahoga Co. voting office was found unlocked | Days before election, Greene Co. is short about 200 poll workers

Pennsylvania: 4 election workers charged with fraud, voter intimidation

South Dakota: Elections board endorses electronic voting system law change

Texas: If you vote on Halloween, leave the mask at home | VIA to offer free rides on Election Day | Burnet Co. elections office moves to courthouse square | Before you head to the polls in Harris Co., check your t-shirt

Utah: Utah Co. vote-by-mail turnout on track; Salt Lake Co. behind projections

Virginia: Polling place change announced for one Roanoke Co. precinct