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Wednesday, 05 September 2018

September 5, 2018

(Editor’s Note: Due to work-related travel, electionlineToday will post by 8am Eastern on August 6 and 7. Thank you for your patience).

National News: Polling places remain a target ahead of November elections | What's next for data breach legislation? | How to vote as an American living abroad

Alabama: Merrill: Most AL voter fraud complaints now resolved

Alaska: Convicted felon found on voter rolls

Arizona: 'We had some problems': Fontes breaks silence on primary voting problems

Arkansas: BCQC approves move to vote centers |

Colorado: Colorado city could join movement to give younger citizens the vote | Colorado cybersecurity training to attract national, local officials | USPS preparing to send 3.5M ballots to voters before Election Day

Delaware: Rosh Hashanah forces rare Thursday primary vote in Delaware |

Florida: Leon Co. commissioners to discuss voter security grant | Campus early voting gets green light in Fla. | Hearing scheduled in voting rights lawsuit | Alachua Co. SOE looks to recruit more poll workers

Georgia: Ga. voters watch their ballots mysteriously switch

Guam: Election commission director: Machine counts 'just as accurate' | Commission completing report on ballot-tampering complaints

Hawaii: Why the Hawaii elections office doesn't do more to encourage voting

Illinois: DuPage trying to recruit more election judges | As midterms loom, Illinois toughens its defenses against election hackers | McLean Co. clerk, challenger trade attacks | Southern IL clerk says his county is read for midterms

Indiana: September is National Voter Registration Month

Iowa: Cerro Gordo Co. auditor's office retaining on-site support during November election

Kentucky: KY GOP files ethics complaint against Grimes

Maryland: Future vote program seeks students

Massachusetts: Newton voter turnout, heat, malfunctions | Massachusetts to spend millions on election security, after November | Voters hitting the polls despite heat | Primary election turnout higher than expected; voters confused by lack of ballot questions | Amherst voters encouraged to donate food, personal items at polling places | It's lonely here at the polling place | A landslide for Galvin in secretary of state race | Officials pleasantly surprised by high primary turnout

Nebraska: All county precincts to be vote-by-mail in 2020

New Mexico: NM counties eye attacking straight-party voting plan | An unlikely union seeks to stop straight-party voting in NM

North Carolina: Voter ID question remains on NC ballots | NC misses deadlines to print ballots due to court cases | Judges: Too late for new congressional map for fall election | Cooper, NAACP both lose their lawsuits against NC legislators over constitutional amendments | Columbus Co. BOE closes early voting sites | State board: Absentee ballots won't be ready Sept. 7

North Dakota: ND secretary of state solidifies | County prepares for another vote-by-mail election

Ohio: Signatures validated for Akron's proposed move to May primary

Oklahoma: Senators Daniels and Paxton attend conference on election cybersecurity

Rhode Island: State expects voter records to be fixed before primary

Tennessee: How to report voting problems in TN on Election Day

Wisconsin: Milwaukee adds new early voting locales | Organizations help to get more student voters at UWEC | Turnbull wants Wisconsin to consider ranked voting

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

September 1-4, 2018

National News: Once bipartisan, an election security bill collapses in rancor | Election security bill backers say delay helps Russia| President's Justice Dept. redefines whose civil rights to protect

Tech News: As elections approach, what is the risk of Russian meddling?

Alaska: Officials hope to certify primary results by Tuesday | More votes counted as District 15 problems grow

Arizona: Tribal ID cards weren't accepts at some Maricopa Co. polling sites despite rules | Maricopa Co. voting delays affected 1 in 8 precincts, up to 270K voters | Who are Katie Hobbs and Steve Gaynor?

Colorado: Colorado city to vote on lowering voting age to 16 | Golden could be the first CO city to lower the minimum voting age to 16

Connecticut: Preston to consider moving polling place to school

Florida: Lengthy recount in Boca city council race complete | Sumter succeeds with adopt-a-precinct| Voters flocked to Tuesday's primary, then skipped parts of the ballot

Georgia: Voting precincts closed across Ga. since election oversight lifted

Guam: Election lawsuit will seek to count crossover ballots

Illinois: A candidate wants people to vote-by-mail using his paperwork

Indiana: Dems on Lake elections board say they want to slow down, not halt precinct consolidation

Iowa: Auditor: Safeguards in effect to keep people from being denied right to vote | Secretary of state's polling place locator is giving Iowa City voters incorrect information | Johnson Co. clarifies where two precincts will vote on Tuesday

Kansas: KS Supreme Court agrees Douglas Co. must summon grand jury to investigate Kobach | Researcher threatens lawsuit over denial of access to KS voter roll purges

Kentucky: Father of Allison Lundergan Grimes indicted in campaign finance conspiracy | Veterans nursing homes will now become polling places

Louisiana: Second vendor wants La. voting machine contract redo

Massachusetts: Some Berkshires voters will use new voting machines | 'Abysmal' voter turnout expected | Straight off the long weekend, Massachusetts voters head to the primary polls | Ballots turn up in Leominster City Hall | Will wealth of write-in candidates create counting problems for clerks | Lawrence election officials scramble as voting nears | Absentee voting seen influencing likely low voter turnout | Newton resident elections to volunteer at the polls | Ranked choice voting seen as way to end vote splitting in elections | Massachusetts voters head to the primary polls | On primary day, turnout may depend on location | 54K absentee ballots requested for primary

Michigan: College Democrats: State laws discriminate, make it too hard to vote | Election security top priority for secretary of state candidates | Voting equipment takes a toll on elections | Massive election FOIA request hits Huron Co. | Clerks address logistical issues with large statewide FOIA request | Preliminary investigation shows communication issues, unpredictable voter turnout caused county ballot shortage

Nebraska: Two candidates for secretary of state offer sharply different views of voter ID | Morrill Co. will vote-by-mail for upcoming general election

Nevada: Review finds more primary voting snags than reported

New Hampshire: Rollinsford to test ballot machine on Tuesday | Opponents of SB3 testify that state's new election law will suppress votes

New Jersey: New statewide vote-by-mail will affect November election

New Mexico: Straight party voting challenged in Supreme Court petition | New Mexico political parties unite to scrap straight-ticket voting | County commission resolution would oppose straight-ticket voting

New York: Rikers voter registration drive gains momentum | Behind the scenes at Oneida County's BOE

North Carolina: Judges won't block 2 new amendments, Supreme Court to review | State updates Rowan Co.'s early voting plan | Church fire may force precinct change | Court sides with legislature: Amendment language OK

North Dakota: Secretary of state candidate Roland Riemers will not be on November ballot

Ohio: Survey: Miami U one of the country's best colleges for student voting

Oklahoma: Counties finish counting ballots from runoff

Oregon: Wyden: Too late to protect November elections

Rhode Island: 5K RI voter records caught in computer glitch

Tennessee: Organizations seek to boost black voter turnout

Texas: Ahead of midterms, Harris Co. Dems and GOP spar over voter registration challenges | Trudy Hancock designated as CERA

U.S. Virgin Islands: On-time budget crucial for elections | U.S. solicitor general: Voting case hinges on state, not federal law

Washington: How safe is Yakima Co. election system? Very safe, according to officials

West Virginia: 'Cleansing' of voter registration lists went well, county clerk says

Friday, 31 August 2018

August 31, 2018

National News: Does the CFAA apply to voting machine hacks | Dozens of mayors join March for Our Lives young voter drive | White House agrees to destroy documents collected by Kobach-led commission

Tech News: ES&S security lead: We trust our process over DEF CON village findings

Arizona: AZ agrees to make amends to disenfranchised voters | Pinal Co. received 1,600 provisional ballots

Arkansas: Election commission meets to approve ballots

Florida: 300 mailed ballots mistakenly left on cart meant for empty envelopes | Recount planned in Leon Co. | Record voter turnout for primary in Alachua Co. | Snipes blames crush of last-minute ballots for delayed results | Many take advantage of early voting

Georgia: Voting companies show paper ballot options for Ga.

Guam: Election commission to hold recount

Illinois: BEC's future up to Bloomington voters after judge's order

Iowa: Voter with no ID mistakenly turned away from polls in special election | Washington Co. auditor plans more training | Iowa's electronic poll book system stays up to date

Kansas: Kobach reappoints JoCo election official | County Clerk: Elections make job stressful

Kentucky: Clerks defend election official at odds with Grimes

Maine: Dunlap seeks more money for November

Massachusetts: Retiring city clerk reflects on 20 years | Election Commissioner Dion Irish breaks down election day

Michigan: Clerk feels ballot request if invasion of privacy | Thetford Twp. hires temp replacement as new clerk sought

Minnesota: Minneapolis poised to approve $1.2M for voter outreach, new early vote centers

New Hampshire: Citing federal judge's ruling, NH tells towns not to compare absentee voters' signatures

New Jersey: County clerk advises on updated vote-by-mail laws

New Mexico: Weeks before election, Dona Ana Co. scrambles to fill clerk role

North Carolina: A late-night Supreme Court ruling, and a new lawsuit | Supreme Court denies effort to fast-track amendments ruling | Court ruling delays some absentees | Questions are swirling around NC's Nov. 6 election. We've got some answers

Ohio: Election board shopping for new tabulating gear

Oregon: Former Linn Co. clerk Del Riley called visionary, faithful servant |

Pennsylvania: Washington Co. officials hear second pitch for new voting machines | Voting district consolidation being explored

Tennessee: Galesburg election commission endures | Frayser community center shut down over mold concerns

Texas: Texas panel rejects proposals to close 87 driver's license offices for now | Suffrage, a bumpy ride for Texas women | Tarrant Co. woman who voted illegally is ordered back to federal prison

Thursday, 30 August 2018

August 30, 2018

National News: The only election security bill that matters picks up two new Senate co-sponsors | Legal US immigrants face prison and even deportation for voting

Tech News: Valimail offers US election boards, campaigns and voting vendors its email anti-spoofing service for free

Alaska: Winner emerges in Anchorage House race, but GOP asserts felony-level voter fraud

Arizona: County recorder defends office amid election snafus | Thousands of mail-in, provisional ballots remain uncounted in Pima Co. | After primary election fiasco, GOP attacks county elections chief | Hackers? No, human error plagues Arizona primary voting | Maricopa Co. election issues may have stemmed from misunderstanding, lack of backup plan | Maricopa Co. board of supervisors chairman orders audit | Maricopa Co. voting issues continue to raise eyebrows of watchdogs

California: Brown signs bill to create election cybersecurity office

Colorado: Mayoral hopefuls play waiting game as signature verification process still ongoing

Florida: About 1,700 ballots were too big to be scanned | Brevard election night results flooded in quickly | Some 130 Dayton Beach voters unable to vote for Zone 1 city commissioner because of ballot mix-up | Late-arriving mail ballots could alter some races | Boca Raton council race headed for recount | Ballot woes still haunt Broward SOE | Panama City man brings goat to vote in primary

Georgia: State under fire over vulnerable voting machines | Habersham officials seek new election after voters got wrong ballots

Guam: Commission to take up recount, election complaints | Resident files election complaint with FBI

Hawaii: Elections chief: No proof of vote tampering in primary

Iowa: Pate announces election cybersecurity plans for 2018 and beyond | Voter without ID wrongly denied ballot | Voter ID law misinterpreted in special election | Dawn Williams inducted into Election Center Hall of Fame

Kentucky: Elections official who filed complaint against Grimes keeps his job | Grimes' office announces veterans centers will be polling places | AG promises 'due diligence' on Grimes allegations

Louisiana: La. puts acquisition of new voting machines on hold after losing bidder protests

Maryland: Election changes designed to boost Gaithersburg voter turnout

Massachusetts: Hanover town clerk prepares for 'sticky' primary | Technical challenges abound in write-in race for Mass. State Senate | Sorry Vladimir: Belmont's ballot boxes pass state test for election

Michigan: Lawsuit seeks replacement of voting measure on Michigan ballots | Unusual request for 2016 ballots worries election officials

Minnesota: One down, one to go | County orders elections re-training for Tower clerk | What's being done to secure the 2018 midterms? | Klobuchar's Secure Elections Act stalls in Senate |

Nevada: Nevada officials working to ensure secure elections

New Hampshire: Secretary of state candidate propose voter corps to increase voter registration | NH ramps up cybersecurity for midterms

New Mexico: Krahling resigns as Dona Ana Co. clerk | Secretary of state bringing back straight ballot voting option

North Carolina: Temporary block on ballot printing restored by NC Supreme Court | Cooper tries again to block two proposed amendments | NC state board of elections halts ballot preparation

North Dakota: ND looks to receive federal funds for voting equipment

Ohio: Akron city council to hold special meeting on proposed move to May primaries

Oregon: Wyden gains support for bill to require paper ballots

Pennsylvania: New Philly mural exhibition designed to rally voters | Mercer Co. still deciding which company to choose for new voting machines

Tennessee: Madison Co. election commissioners prepare for November

Texas: After loss at Supreme Court, groups continue to push for federal oversight of Texas redistricting | Starr Co. election contest denied by court of appeals | Russian interference in 2016 prompts Travis Co. to secure voter registration databases

Virginia: Elections officials to watch closely when lawmakers consider redistricting

Washington: Ballots to be printed on time | Supreme Court's 1-940 decision allows ballot printing to proceed | Online voter registration unavailable Labor Day weekend | Primary candidates want recount of 25 precincts to check for 'anomalies'

Wyoming: Local party officials look to measure impact of crossover voting

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

August 29, 2018

National News: Lawmakers dismiss voting machine maker's claim that spies benefit from election hacking demos | Lankford says Secure Elections Act isn't dead, despite delays | Election Assistance Commission members express concerns over revamped Secure Elections bill, funding shortfalls | The agency created to protect elections is broken

Alaska: New vote tallies aid challenged legislative incumbents | Explainer: What's going on with the District 15 House race in Anchorage?

Arizona: Secretary of state calls for extended hours at polling places | How Pima Co. keeps your ballot safe | Computer problems at polling locations vex voters in Maricopa Co. | Officials knew of issues with voting machines on Monday | Reagan fighting for her political life in GOP primary | Less than half of early mail-in ballots returned prior to election day | Appeal filed over ruling on collection of mail-in ballots | Primary election day brings on another day of voter pains | Despite voting machine malfunctions, Maricopa Co. won't keep polls open | Maricopa Co. board of supervisors chairman nixes idea to keep polls open | Primary election voters report issues at Maricopa Co. polling sites | Elections officials blame this Tempe company for polling site problems | Voters says experience 'super frustrating' | Arizonans waiting to vote after polls close | Gaynor holds healthy lead over incumbent Reagan for secretary | Who is to blame for Maricopa County's election day problems? | Some polls fail to open on time. Could voters sue? | Voters turned away from Daisy Mountain voting center | Maricopa Co. Recorder: Your provisional ballots will count | Election Day glitches in Maricopa Co. trigger flashbacks to 2016 | Election officials, Tempe company swap blame for polling site problems | Problems at polls test woman's 46-year voting streak | Long lines at Tempe Public Library polling place

Arkansas: Election officials trained on new election system

California: Secretary of state, Santa Cruz Co. clerk to discuss election changes, security | Contra Costa elections division wins national award for accessibility program

Colorado: Colorado's county clerks contend with democracy and DRIVES

Florida: 'Unscanned ballots' could lead to 'long night' for Jax poll watchers | Ballot issues reported at some polling locations in Duval Co. | Local voters share concerns over ballots being rejected by tabulation machines | With voting underway, precincts report problems processing ballots | More than 1,300 Brevard Co. citizens serving as poll workers| Felons' rights initiative continues building cash | Some minor glitches, complaints in PBC | Election officials say new security measures are in place to protect election results | Voter turnout rises in Broward, Miami-Dade despite rain | Vote-by-mail ballots becoming increasingly popular for voters | Getting to the polls proves to be a challenge for many veterans| After snafu at election's office, Lee Co. woman says she feels disenfranchised | Local resident mistakenly removed from voter reg list | Duval Dems chair lashes out at SOE | SOE says no problems reported | Collier Co. adds security to protect votes during election | Here's what happened at the polls: Faces, places and election-day trivia | Minor problems reported at small number of Florida polling locations | Primary turnout nears 2M and will easily break 2014 total | Escambia, Santa Rosa county primary elections ends with big voter turnout, several runoffs

Georgia: SAFE commission to review possible voting system replacements | County officials still working to determine MARTA referendum cost | DeKalb commissioners approve precinct change | Companies vie to replace Ga. voting system

Guam: Schools say voters kept grounds clean

Illinois: Ruling coming on move to eliminate Bloomington Election Commission

Indiana: Miami Co. clerk: Election safe from meddling, despite lack of paper trail | Election officials undergoing new security training

Kentucky: GOP demands feds investigate Grimes over abuse of power claims | Elections board stands behind Grimes

Louisiana: La. delays voting machine contract talks amid protest

Maine: A century of ranked-choice voting in Australia offers lessons for Maine

Massachusetts: Holyoke city clerk readies voting machines for primary

Michigan: Voting group behind mystery requests in Michigan

Mississippi: Secretary of state promotes the vote in Meridian

Missouri: County election authorities attend cybersecurity conference

Nevada: Washoe Co. officials: Election machine malfunctions may have been widespread

New Hampshire: Judge asked to shut down voter registration law

New Jersey: Residents ask: Do many care about voting in schools

New Mexico: Corbett Center to become alternate early voting location

North Carolina: Market Place Shopping Center set as Shelby early voting site | Judges plunge NC congressional races into chaos | Out-of-state students weigh their options ahead of midterms | With latest gerrymandering ruling, outlook of congressional elections uncertain

North Dakota: Vote-by-mail was a success

Ohio: Defiance commissioners get new estimate on voting machines | Election security examined in several Ohio counties

Oklahoma: Church changes message on sign outside polling place after complaints to election board | Norman election day volunteers see low student voter turn out

Oregon: No ranked choice in commissioner race | Richardson says he's still on job despite fatigue

Pennsylvania: Voter registration ticks up in Pa. as groups target young people

South Carolina: Issues with voting machines reported at some Richland precincts | Some Richland Co. voting machines break down | Problems force some voters in Richland Co. to use paper ballots

Texas: Elections office contracts with four entities to conduct joint elections | Election judges can carry guns at polling places, AG Ken Paxton says in new opinion | Brazos Co. elections administrator receives CERA designation | Harris Co. attorney says 4K voter registration challenges were invalid | State probe in Gregg Co. voter fraud case focuses on mail-in ballot applications | County to consolidate precinct polling places

Wyoming: Primary elections saw record turnouts

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

August 28, 2018

National News: Senators stuck in Washington focus on elections

Tech News: Feds, Facebook and Microsoft brief state election officials on cyberthreats

Alabama: Phenix City voter fraud investigation continues

Alaska: 'Palpable evidence of voter fraud' in primary election, according to state attorney | Elections officials report voting 'irregularities' in East Anchorage House District primary

Arizona: On eve of primary, officials confident election systems are secure | Election office prepares for Tuesday's primary

Arkansas: Election commission makes changes ahead of November election | Election commission makes changes ahead of November

California: New bill would give CA voters second change to match ballot's signature

Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa early voting turnout surpasses previous years | Cyber-threats abound as Fla. gets ready to vote | Leon elections supervisor reverses decision, sets early voting sites for FSU, FAMU and TCC | Collier saw highest early voter turnout ever for primary election | Pinellas, Pasco counties offering free bus rides to get voters to the polls | Temple removed as polling location after 2016 issue | Okaloosa Co. voting precinct location changes | Hazel Lopez keeps elections moving smoothly | Poll workers prepare for primary day | Brevard SOE Lori Scott explains polling place regulations | Students weigh in on the importance of voting

Guam: Precinct official claims ballot tampering | GEC: No recount for now

Illinois: GOP: Election commission can't be trusted on referendum | Mundelein woman accused of voting twice in 2016 election grabs plea deal | Signature cushion shrinks in Bloomington election referendum case

Indiana: IUPUI, IU ranked among best colleges for student voting | Ball State teaching security to election officials | Cybersecurity concerns persist as Election Day nears | Dooley selected for election security class

Iowa: Johnson Co. auditor discusses upcoming elections, voting laws | New voter registration cards being sent out | Inaccurate voter ID info distributed; second mailing on the way | Pate says Iowa's voting infrastructure is secure

Kansas: Voting machine company says it's rewritten faulty code that caused big delays | Johnson Co. election office, voting machine company announce fix for slow election reporting | 'This makes no sense': JoCo knows election delay's cause but critics skeptical of fix | County streamlining election process

Kentucky: Another Kentucky elections staffer accuses Grimes of misusing voter data

Massachusetts: Primary Guide: Secretary of state | Town clerks ready for write-in challenge

Michigan: Judge allows straight-party voting | Oakland Co. clerks receive large, detailed FOIA request | Farmington, Hills clerks receive FOIA requests

Nevada: RGJ investigates: Nevada's voting machine problems were much bigger than first thought

New Hampshire: NH will spend federal money to assess hackability of voting systems | Van Ostern asks DMV to plan to set up substations ahead of 2020 primary | Hearing on controversial voting law opens in Manchester

New York: Suffolk elections board suspends worker for misrepresenting himself| 25 percent bump in wages for poll workers is a good 1st step: Union

North Carolina: Federal court throws out NC's congressional districts, again

North Dakota: Approval voting measure to appear on Fargo ballots in November

Oklahoma: The runoff election is today. Here is everything you need to know to cast your vote | No specific threats to election system going into runoff | How safe will your information be when you head to the polls Tuesday?

Pennsylvania: Online voter registration marks third anniversary

South Carolina: Proposal to pay $50M for better voting machines at SC polls

Tennessee: TN is ranked 49th in voter turnout. Why aren't residents voting like they should? | All early voting locations open for vice mayor runoff election

Texas: Hays Co. Election Administrator Jennifer Anderson chosen for training video | Elections office contracts with four entities to conduct joint elections

Virginia: Bridgewater voting precinct to be split in two

Washington: Voter registration still available during DOL systems update | King Co. Elections wins 2018 Election Center award for best practice

West Virginia: WVU Prof: Future of voting in the US based on our ability to adapt to new threats | Prepping for November

Wisconsin: Merrill discusses reducing polling places from four to one | National Muslim Voter Registration Day bring #mymuslimvote campaign to area mosques

Wyoming: Speakers at voting event push to engage younger generation

Monday, 27 August 2018

August 25-27, 2018

National News: Brennan Center sues U.S. Dept. of Justice | On Women's Equality Day, here are 3 things to know about the Suffrage Movement | American students design QR code merchandise for upcoming midterm elections

Tech News: Facebook and Microsoft briefed state officials on election security efforts

Arizona: Pima Co. releases 2018 election security plan | Judge upholds law barring collection of mail-in ballots | Cochise Co. offers 17 vote centers

Arkansas: Pope Co. approves voting center plan | Public meeting on vote centers

California: New Sonoma Co. voting system has 'a lot of controls' to ensure security of elections

Colorado: Advocates push to enfranchise Colorado voters | Muslims in Colorado hold first-ever register to vote events

Connecticut: CT works to block election hacking

Florida: Technology removes barriers to voting | Is Volusia Co.'s election process secure? | Election workers prepare for a busy day at the polls | Voter registration effort targets homeless | Want to get into the zoo for free? Vote | Lack of campus early voting sites stuns LWV | More money not needed to bring early voting to two college sites | Behave, elections chief tells candidates | New Channel 8 releases statement regarding new election results | Poll workers prepare for primary | Group makes voter reg push for UF students | Is threat of election hacking real or imagined? Florida primary may bring answers

Georgia: A win in the battle to vote in Georgia | Proposal to close rural Ga. precincts soundly defeated | Schools no longer best voting place, says Fulton school board  

Guam: Blind community demands better accessibility for voting | Guam heads to the polls Saturday | No major election problems, says Guam Election Commission director | At least two formal complaints from voters

Indiana: Election security plans don't include new voting machines | White Co. elections official tapped for Ball State certificate program

Iowa: Donna Craft works to staff Linn Co. elections

Louisiana: Losing bidder protests La.'s voting machine contract | Women's Equality Day celebrates 98 years of voting rights for women

Massachusetts: Indictment of Russian hackers raises local concerns | Secretary of state facing first serious challenge in decades | State works to start automatic voter signup | How the campaign for secretary of state became the nastiest race in Mass.

Michigan: Secretary of state leading statewide student voter registration effort | Mary Treder Lang earns GOP secretary of state nomination | Democrats nominate Jocelyn Benson for secretary of state | Oakland Co. clerk wants 100 percent supply for future primaries | Secretive group bombards clerks with requests for 2016 ballots

Minnesota: 9 things to know about Rochester's ballot recounts

Missouri: Blunt blocks bill to bolster election cybersecurity while voicing his support

New Hampshire: SB3 is back in court this week--here's what you need to know | NH working to prevent hacking of election system | Manchester poll workers learn how to respond to active shooter

New Jersey: Judge: Vernon must pay county for programming voting machines | County clerk: Streamlined vote-by-mail process released

New Mexico: New Mexico election chief to use funds to boost security

New York: Voter registration day at Rikers Island

North Carolina: 19 noncitizens voting illegally in NC in 2016 | Elections office still getting reports of voter registration misconduct | House passes new constitutional amendments language | Prosecution possible in Gaston voting cases

Ohio: This website suggested 170 dead people were voting in Ohio--not so | Clark State, election board team up to protect ballots

Oklahoma: Voters head to the polls, but not in droves

Pennsylvania: Outdated York Co. voting machines prompt security concerns ahead of elections

Rhode Island: Providence sees surge in mail ballot applications ahead of primary

South Carolina: SC needs money to protect elections. Its senators aren't helping | Report details state's plane to shore up voting system with federal money

Texas: Local coalition pushes for return to paper voting | Hidalgo Co. elections dept. improving security | Report: Texas voter records exposed online| Harris Co. may have violated federal law, expert says | Arguments unsealed in Starr election contest appeal

Utah: Utah Supreme Court deals a blow to Count My Vote

Vermont: Winooski residents to consider voting rights for noncitizens

Washington: Ever wonder how ballots are counted? Process may surprise you | Need a license to register to vote? Licensing shutdown makes that impossible next week

West Virginia: Postcards mailed to encourage voters to register

Wisconsin: Columbus city clerk stepping down

Wyoming: Election canvass goes well |

Friday, 24 August 2018

August 24, 2018

National News: As foreign meddling mounts, DHS projects confidence in election system resilience | White House blocks bill that would protect elections | Groups ramp up voter registration efforts targeting young Latinos | Lyft is offering reduced and free rides on Election Day

Tech News: Election-hacking lessons from the 2018 DEFCON hackers conference | QR code garments allow US voter registration | Major vendor of voting systems to boost security following criticism

Alabama: Polling officials test voting machines | Voting machines to be moved in Colbert Co.

California: LA County's new 'open source' vote tallying system isn't open source just yet | California's unprecedented plan to tackle fake election news | Ad hoc elections committee to recommend increasing stipend to poll workers

Florida: Visually impaired voter said ADA compliant ballot machine ruined her early voting experience | Elections supervisors say implementing bilingual ballots would be difficult before November | Voter security tight in Hernando ahead of primary | Computer error confusing voters in PBC | UCF will have an early voting location in November | Election security concerns have no affect on turnout as early voting is double 2014 | Rubio on election security: 'We're an inviting target now'

Georgia: Ga. voter registration websites taken offline for non-US visitors | A rural Ga. county considered closing polling places. It struck a nerve | After polling place closure plan backlash, Randolph Co. fires consultant | Citizens fearful of election hacking

Illinois: So you want to dissolve an election commission | Peoria election commission to move next month

Indiana: Local officials studying election security

Iowa: New federal funds will make voting safer for Iowans

Louisiana: New voting machines can help restore confidence in elections, secretary of state says

Massachusetts: Like it or not, primary election day is after Labor Day | Lawrence scrambles to fix poll access before primary

New Mexico: School leaders don't like new election set-up | Las Cruces' first-in-the-state mail election considered a success

New York: Debunking some common and unusual myths about voting in NY | PS164 won't be a polling place this year| Former Newark trustee is Wayne election commissioner

North Carolina: County gets new voting machines

Ohio: Clyde wants to use experience as next SOS | Ebersole hired as elections director

Texas: With 450K registered voters and counting Mi Familia Vota chases the Latino millennial vote in Houston and beyond

U.S. Virgin Islands: Moses' study program leads to long-term absence from BOE

Utah: Navajo officials urge Utah AG to investigate officials who took Grayeyes off ballot

Washington: Mandatory hand recount coming in Grays Harbor auditor race

West Virginia: Clerk's office seeking $39K in funding

Wyoming: Howard 'Kit' Carson makes another run for secretary of state | Wyoming voters turnout and switch parties in higher numbers

Thursday, 23 August 2018

August 23, 2018

National News: Moment of truth for Secure Elections Act | Election security bill stalled in the Senate | Officials fear voter registries vulnerable to hackers, could lead to problems on Election Day | Senate Intelligence Committee members raise concerns about voting system vulnerabilities | Senate panel abruptly cancels markup of election security bill

Tech News: Why election security experts really like paper records | DHS chief calls on all states to have 'verifiable' ballots by 2020

Alabama: Judge: We'll find a home for voting machines | John Merrill: Anyone who believes viral election hacking video 'is not thinking very clearly'

Alaska: Election workers hand count ballots for primary

Arizona: AZ getting $7.4M to beef up elections system

Arkansas: JPs approve 1st reading of vote center proposal

California: LA Co. OKs open-sources election system | Elections department to require vote-by-mail in some precincts

Florida: Voter security a high priority as primary election nears | Leon Co. SOE: No early voting at FUS, FAMU, TCC campuses | Amid influx of Puerto Ricans, should bilingual ballots be a must for Florida counties |St. Johns Co. heightens security system amidst primary elections

Georgia: Ga. to demo options for new voting system | Floyd Co. election supervisor resigns | Randolph Co. residents upset about voting proposal

Indiana: Commissioners agree to dedicate courthouse space for voting machines

Iowa: Mason City native is fourth candidate to announce for auditor

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. Official: Primary race recount validates election process | Kobach once said voter fraud in primary was unclear. In victory, he dismisses it | Officials eye tighter voter security

Maine: LePage tells Portland mayor it's illegal to give voting rights to non-citizens

Massachusetts: These low-tech methods help Lexington keep its election secure | Cambridge announces new voting system | City scrambles to fix poll access by primary

Michigan: Secretary of state candidate pushes for more election security

Missouri: After losing by four votes, candidate sues for new election

Nebraska: NE election offices to boost security with $3.5M federal grant

Nevada: Nevada targets $4.3M in US grants to safeguard voter rolls

New Jersey: Secretary of state says election security is a 'race without a finish line'

North Carolina: Election officials await results of constitutional amendment challenges

Ohio: Lake Co. commissioner appointed to voting machine committee | Arndt, Old named to voting machine panel | Midterm election concerns: Voting machines, social media influences and more | Secretary of state candidates agree on the big problems during voting-issues forum | Plan to abolish primary takes different approach than other cities |

Tennessee: New ride-share app will help LGBTQ voters get to Tennessee polling centers

Texas: Hidalgo Co. working on strengthening election security | Thousands of Houston voter registrations in limbo after alleged voter suppression | Harris Co. mistakenly suspends voter registrations after GOP challenge | Residents displaced by Harvey can still vote in upcoming elections | Cameron Co. elections dept. working to prevent cyber hacking

Vermont: August primary boasted near record high voter turnout

Virginia: City's ballot could print some candidate names in all caps

Washington: Primary voter turnout up in Yakima Co., but almost 2/3 voters didn't return ballot

West Virginia: Secretary of state's office: Friday last day for federal election security upgrade grant applications | County takes pass on grant funding for new voting machines | County clerk to seek federal election funds

Wisconsin: Voters cast record number of ballots for primary

Wyoming: Good voter turnout for election | Natrona Co. primary election went well | Laramie Co. sees 'decent' voter turnout for primary | Registration switches delay election results | Recounts needed for several races

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

August 22, 2018

National News: Senators duel over audit requirements in election security bill | States detail election-security plans | New bill would require paper ballots to secure election results | Democrats gear up for legal fights over voter suppression |

Tech News: States ramp up election protection of midterms | Majority of election security grants going toward cybersecurity, equipment upgrades | Fund meant to protect elections may be too little too late

Alaska: Anchorage Hillside power outage leaves some residents voting in the dark | Questioned ballots to be counted after in-person votes

Arizona: 70 years of working elections

California: Local election watchdog group catches Carlotta ballot counting glitch | State certifies LA County's new open-sources vote tally system

Florida: FBI, DHS chiefs unaware of 'new or ongoing' election hacks in Fla. | Election official: Bilingual ballots in 32 counties is 'recipe for disaster' | 1.5M Floridians can't vote | Indian River Co. changes three polling sites

Georgia: Voters tell judge that switching Ga. to paper ballots is necessary | Backlash erupts over poll-closing plan | County is looking for new elections supervisor

Idaho: Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

Illinois: Rauner vetoes plan to inform incarcerated voters of their rights

Indiana: Secretary of state takes election security seriously | Indiana uses federal grant to upgrade election security, but is it enough? | Clerk's office: We do keep paper ballots | Hill enduring backlash in voting lawsuits

Iowa: Iowa adds tribal IDs as approved voter ID | Iowa lands $4.6M for improvements to voting, election security | Pottawattamie Co. auditor's office elections division back in courthouse

Kentucky: KY to get millions of dollars for improved election security | Elections board affirms policy against posting write-in list

Louisiana: La. confronts sticker shock for new voting machines

Maryland: Federal team in Md. evaluating election system

Massachusetts: Galvin vs. Zakim is a feisty campaign for secretary of state

Michigan: Democratic nominee Benson outlines election security plan| Students at MI colleges encouraged to register to vote at SOS mobile office | Oakland Co. committee investigating ballot shortage

Montana: Montana gets $3M from feds to strengthen election security

Nebraska: State will get $3.5M to improve election systems

Nevada: Nevada targets $4.3M in US grants to safeguard voter rolls

New Mexico: NM gets $3.7M to tighten election security

New York: Election protection in New York | State will provide cybersecurity resources to counties

North Carolina: Three-judge panel pulls two amendments from NC ballots

Rhode Island: RI uses $3M in federal funds for election security

Tennessee: If you liked waiting in August, you're going to love November| Mold concerns could end voting at Frayser community center

Texas: Victoria Co. elections administrator to receive recognition | Early voting location divides council

Utah: Utah gets $1.4M in grant money to fortify election systems

Vermont: Secretary of state helps detail HAVA funding distributed to states

West Virginia: Doddridge Co. clerk's office trains to use new voting machines | Secretary of state's office hits 100K removals in voter registration clean-up

Wisconsin: County's new election machines far from perfect

Wyoming: Voting reported running well despite glitch | No problems reported with Wyoming primary voting | Poll workers describe Natrona Co. primary voting as 'steady'