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Friday, 01 June 2018

June 1, 2018

National News: Election officials concerned by outdated voting machines: report | Dated voting machines raise alarms for 2018 midterms | Report helps election officials maximize available funding to upgrade voting systems

Arkansas: Democrats add to poll grievance | Lonoke Co. voters push for more training after 'fiasco' at polls | County officials work to repair, restore voter confidence | Election grumble is fourth in county

California: California is making it easier to vote--even if you forget to register

Colorado: Unaffiliated voters in Colorado are getting mail-in primary ballots this year

Florida: Elections supervisors speak out on security | Rubio presses election commission to provide cybersecurity funding to Florida ahead of midterms | In Florida, long fight for restored vote often ends in minutes | Court sets date for felons' right arguments | Tim Canova: Broward supervisor of elections must go | Even before they can vote, young artists impact Martin Co. elections

Georgia: N. Georgia recounts uphold local election results | Cobb could reconsider some schools' use as polling places

Iowa: Voter ID suit filed days before primary | How to vote in Iowa under state's new voter ID law | Secretary of state announces record number of absentee ballot requests | Pate hopes training materials will prepare polls for primary | Fremont Co. officials hope for busy primary day

Kansas: McCullah: New secretary of state facing a perfect storm

Louisiana: Gov. John Bel Edwards signs law restoring felon voting rights after 5 years

Maryland: Judge denies Ervin request to order new ballots, sets hearing for Monday

Michigan: Michigan to implement new voting equipment, receives $11M grant

Mississippi: Hackers target state voting system, but with no success

Nevada: Early Carson City voters like new voting machines, clerk says | Washoe Co. debuts new voting machines

New Hampshire: Court hears from 10 parties on NH voting rights bill | Many voices argue over meaning of voter fraud | State officials, activists try to sway NH Supreme Court's review of voter residency bill

New Jersey: Judge will hear Grossi lawsuit on Monday

New York: Absentee ballots left stranded at Brooklyn Post Office after election | 800 absentee ballots not delivered to BOE for 2017 vote

North Carolina: County considers only option for new voting machines

North Dakota: Preparing for an election isn't an easy job

Oklahoma: Cleveland Co. election board calling for civic-minded precinct officials

Pennsylvania: Middletown HS students commended for voter registration drive

South Carolina: New absentee ballot box taking votes 24/7 ahead of elections

Texas: Appeals court temporarily blocks online voter registration for Texas drivers | Paxton hints at more arrests in Edinburg vote fraud probe

U.S. Virgin Islands: Williams to be sworn in on St. Croix, vacancies remain on St. Thomas | Arguments made, elections board lawsuit heads to VI Supreme Court justices

Wisconsin: Appeals court yet to rule on voter ID, other election laws after 16 months | 5 things to know about Wisconsin's stalled voter ID cases and what it might mean for fall elections

Thursday, 31 May 2018

May 31, 2018

National News: Gun-reform activists spur voter registration at high schools

Alabama: Polling locations going digital | Voting access, options the priority for secretary of state challengers

Arkansas: AR Dems file complaint over Lonoke Co. voter ID issues | Sebastian Co. plans for June runoff

California: More California voters, counties opting for mail-in ballots | RivCo unveils remote accessible vote-by-mail system | One, two, three: The ins and outs of RCV | Lyft, Uber partner with LA Co. registrar for primary | Voting times extended at Yolo libraries to June 4 | More than 1.4M Californians have already cast their ballots | Glendale voters may change municipal elections to coincide with state

Colorado: Voting machines tested before primary elections | Election assistance approved

Florida: Elections supervisors press Rubio | Rubio meets with elections officials | Florida asks feds for $19M in new election security money | Long ballot will cost St. Johns Co. nearly $300K extra

Georgia: How does a runoff election work?

Guam: Puerto Rico, others, support territorial voting rights case

Idaho: This Idaho man is leaving his job as county clerk to follow a dream of cleaner toilet seats

Illinois: Cook Co. Clerk David Orr: Illinois needs to overhaul its elections

Indiana: Strong granted recount in Lake Co. race

Iowa: Civil rights group, ISU student sue IA secretary of state | Pate reacts to voter ID lawsuit | Early voting up despite shortened window

Kentucky: Lafayette HS honored for 100 percent voter registration | Championing youth vote, Grimes contemplates run for governor

Louisiana: Registrar of voters wants 29 questions answered ahead of St. George certification

Maryland: Ervin files lawsuit to force reprinting of ballots | MoCo students acknowledge National High School Voter Registration Day

Massachusetts: Coalition pushes for switch to ranked-choice voting | Lawmakers hesitant to apply early voting to primaries | Amherst hires familiar face as new town clerk

Michigan: TC to offer demos of new voting equipment

Minnesota: Steve Simon talks vote security, access

Mississippi: Secretary of state gets $4.5M to beef up cybersecurity

Montana: 41 percent of Ravalli Co.'s absentee ballots returned | Some changes set for Missoula Co. voting places | Drive-thru drop off available once again for Missoula voters

Nevada: New Washoe Co. voting machines make smooth debut

New Hampshire: Van Ostern takes issue with accuracy of Crosscheck

New York: Request for Spa City charter vote records denied | Harckham denounces Murphy's voter ID proposal |New York launches drills to thwart election hacking

Ohio: After recounts, 4 Mahoning Co. races remain the same | Election board picks Frye for deputy post

Oklahoma: New voter registration doubles from 4 years ago

South Carolina: Richland One students create absentee ballot drop box

Texas: AG addresses Edinburg election investigation | AG stresses commitment to Hidalgo Co. voter fraud investigation

Wisconsin: West Allis' new clerk shows fledgling clerks how to succeed

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

May 30, 2018

National News: Gun-reform activists spur voter registration at high schools | Parkland activists spur voter registration at 1000 schools | States are trying new tech to detect cyber-meddling in elections

Arkansas: Election 2018: 'Fiasco' on election night | Sebastian Co. election commission plans for June runoff

California: New technology speeding up ballot counting in SLO County | Pasadena youth voter registration project completed | Counties acknowledge more errors in canceled voter registrations | New law allows registering to vote after deadline | Final day to request mail-in ballot is Tuesday

Colorado: Man pleads guilty in local voter fraud case

District of Columbia: DC BOE debuts new technology ahead of primaries

Florida: Floridians to decide if felons get voting rights back | Snipes loses request for recusal of judge | Homeland Security, Florida prepare for elections

Georgia: Kidd promoted to lead Douglas Co. elections office | State fines Bibb Co. $2250 for 2013 election foul ups | Early voting sets new record

Illinois: Galesburg election commission could only be abolished by voter referendum

Maine: Judge denies GOP bid to escape ranked-choice voting in June 12 primaries | Judge rules Maine GOP must use ranked-choice voting

Maryland: Md. gubernatorial candidate files suit in primary ballot battle

Mississippi: Mississippi sees low number of requests for absentees

Montana: Missoula Co. gears up for primary | County elections office prepares new polling stations, ballot box ahead of primary | Ballots flowing into Yellowstone Co.

Nebraska: Counties seek pilot all-mail elections

New Hampshire: Exhaustive investigation reveals little evidence of possible voter fraud in NH | NH database flags 142 possible voter fraud cases, not 'thousands'

New Jersey: Should schools be used as voting sites while students are present? | Grossi appears to violate election law again

New York: BOE says 'no' to request for ballots | What to know after Cuomo's conditional pardons | From RadioShack manager to election official: An unlikely journey

North Dakota: ND voter ID settlement conference ends without resolution

Ohio: Close race settled by coin toss in Cuyahoga Co. | Four Cuyahoga Co. races decided by coin flip, recounts needed in two races | Mahoning Co. holding recount

Pennsylvania: Mifflin students recognized for voter registration efforts

Rhode Island: Cortellessa announces he will run for secretary of state

Tennessee: State to review local election cybersecurity | Could smartphones change how we vote?

Texas: Voters, local officials get firsthand look at new Smith Co. voting machines

Utah: Election reform initiative won't make Utah ballot

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

May 26-29, 2018

National News: March for Our Lives and HeadCount to stage voter registration 'Day of Action' | Almost half of Republicans believe millions voted illegally in the 2016 election | First line of defense in US elections has critical weakness

Alabama: Voters to use new iPad sign-in technology at June 5 primaries | Boyle one of 7 counties testing paperless polling check-ins | Merrill confident about election security | Crossover voting ban in effect June 5

Alaska: Effort underway for Anchorage vote-by-mail in November

Arkansas: Benton Co. election officials set Tuesday recount

California: What is the Voter's Choice Act? | Attention SF! Voter registration extended to election day | Hundreds of future citizens will be at polls in SoCal to help non-English voters | 18 voting centers open up in Sacramento Co. | OC debuts pop-up polling place | Nearly 500 SF voters to cast ballots from behind bars

Colorado: El Paso Co. plans public test of vote counting ahead of primaries |

Connecticut: Preston Dems to hold caucus for registrar of voters | Ansonia RTC nominates 20-year-old to serve as registrar of voters

District of Columbia: Digital tools for DC voters as primary registration deadline nears

Florida: Florida's election experts still worried about keeping hackers out | Rick Scott, Cabinet defend felons' rights restoration system in court | Elections officials worry a longer ballot could lead to longer lines

Georgia: Rodgers retiring from voting registrar's office

Idaho: Canyon Co. continues to struggle with ADA compliance | Local youth reflect on first time voting

Illinois: Election officials split on judge proposal | General Assembly pushes for voting from jail

Indiana: Miami Co. candidate files for recount | Valparaiso's Jim Harper wants to inject energy into secretary of state's office | It's a draw. Now what? Solving an election tie isn't the same for every municipality

Iowa: For Iowa's Democratic secretary of state candidates, access to voting is critical | Clay Co. resident has voting rights accidentally cancelled

Kentucky: Young residents cite variety of reasons for not voting

Maryland: Council asks state to reprint ballots | Maryland to post voting notices about candidate's death

Montana: Nearly 100K have already voted in Montana's primary election

Nebraska: More county officials pushing for all-mail elections after successful Garden Co. test

Nevada: Storey Co. sends out notice of error on sample ballot | Clark Co. voters will have new tablet-like devices to cast choices starting Saturday

New Hampshire: House shoots down bill to give secretary of state power over postponement of elections

New Jersey: Lawmakers consider switch to paper ballot system | Candidate: Trenton sample ballot snafu impacted 758 residents | Harrison candidate wants AG to monitor election

New Mexico: Dona Ana Co. clerk names Lindsey Bachman as chief deputy

North Carolina: Will NC Legislature take up voter ID as constitutional amendment?

Ohio: Voting equipment money inches through OH Legislature | Ohio awaits Supreme Court ruling in voter removal case

Oklahoma: Chronic shortage of poll workers plagues county election board

Texas: Report finds few issues with Agua SUD election | Delays in Starr Co. election results caused by 'human error' | AG seeks emergency stay to block motor voter law | Attorney: Tarrant Co. is only place where prospective voters are imprisoned

U.S. Virgin Islands: VI Bar joins PR, scholars in Supreme Court case

Utah: Salt Lake Co. elections director on leave, citing 'divisive' work environment amid campaign against boss

Virginia: Fluvanna couple's voting precinct unexpectedly changes after 40 years

West Virginia: Complaint to secretary of state sparks Keyser city election discussion | Northern Panhandle counties need pollworkers for November

Friday, 25 May 2018

May 25, 2018

National News: Remember the age of paper ballots? It's back | Election officials need more than just paper-based ballots to secure votes

Alabama: Merrill defends voter ID law

Arizona: Democratic candidate for secretary of state alleges theft of petitions

Arkansas: Lonoke Co. election process back on track after derailing, officials say | County Clerk Sherry Bell retiring at month's end | Justices say Wyatt erred in election commission ruling | Benton Co. to hold recount

California: Officials addressing error on primary ballot | Mobile voting service center tours Orange Co. for a limited time | Two vote centers open Saturday in Nevada Co.; Five more will follow June 2 | Elections officials promote more ways to vote

District of Columbia: For better voter turnout, DCBOE forges unique partnership with Nextdoor

Florida: Is Florida's elections system safe from a cyber attack? | Tim Canova shows up at elections conference to criticize Barbara Snipes | Sixteen states apply for election security money. Florida? Not yet

Georgia: Why Georgia's runoff elections won't be held until late July | Thomas Co. elections office faces technical difficulties

Kansas: Secretary of state hopefuls want to focus on security | Taylor touts experience in secretary of state race

Louisiana: Julie Stokes announces campaign for secretary of state

Maryland: Ervin threatens to sue after SBOE declines to print new ballots

Mississippi: Should you be worried about hackers affecting your vote? | Mississippi to receive more than $4.7M in state and federal funds for elections

Montana: Tester to Sessions: Protect voting rights of Native Americans

New Hampshire: State Supreme Court to decide whether voter database can be used in lawsuit

North Dakota: Secretary of state approves petition to change state voter law | Proposed ballot measure to prevent noncitizen voting moves forward

Ohio: New, updated voting machines could be coming for Butler Co. voters

Pennsylvania: Opening primaries in Pa. could boost turnout, but may be a tough sell

Tennessee: Nashville voters on returning to the polls: 'Dumb,' 'A struggle,' 'A waste'

Texas: Edinburg voter fraud case intensifies

U.S. Virgin Islands: Territories' voting rights gain more support | Elections board members continue illegal meetings

West Virginia: Outcome unchanged following primary

Wisconsin: State moves to avert federal lawsuit on voting hitch for some overseas voters |Elections commission outlines security spending plan | Elections commission plans to hire new employees and upgraded software to be more secure | Elections commission outlines security spending plan | Wisconsin to change ballot access for overseas voters

Thursday, 24 May 2018

May 24, 2018

National News: The simple reform that raises turnout wherever it is tried

Alabama: Homan indicted for false voter registration

Arkansas: Voting woes widespread | What happens during a recount? | Mechanical problems delay Lonoke Co. vote results | Vote centers a step closer | Elections allowed those lacking voter ID to take advantage of provisional ballots | Thurston secures GOP spot in secretary of state race | Voting patterns continue to shift

California: SJ Civil Grand Jury tests election machines | One voter, two registration forms: Errors reported in rollout of California's 'motor voter' system | Bay area voters accidentally unregistered | LA Co. seeks community input on vote center locations

Florida: Scott orders state officials to obtain $19M in federal dollars | No federal cybersecurity money before election, state says | Yesterday money wasn't there for election cybersecurity. Now it is. What changed? | Supervisor of elections addresses issues during historic Thomas Co. election | Elections official concerned about voter turnout for July elections | Advisor says cybersecurity threats 'real' ahead of state election | State, Broward elections chiefs provide few details about closed-door meeting | 'The threat is real': DHS official discusses cybersecurity and Florida elections

Georgia: Ballot error lead to late vote-count | Secretary of state's office investigating four election day issues | Disability advocates say Augusta polling place is not ADA compliant

Guam: Support given for voting rights of Guamanians

Hawaii: More than 6K absentee applications to be mailed to voters affected by lava

Illinois: Aurora approves lease for downtown county clerk's office

Iowa: New Iowa laws mean earlier absentee voting deadline, ID requirement | New technology making voting easier in Marion Co.

Maine: Maine Republicans make their legal case against ranked-choice voting | Secretary of state tries to clear air on ranked choice voting

Maryland: Raskin, Hoyer warn of potential future election interference | Ballots won't be reprinted

Mississippi: Mississippi slated to receive some election security money

New Hampshire: NH Supreme Court to review whether state voter database should be provided to lawsuit plaintiffs | Bill on power to delay NH town elections fails; secretary of state candidates react

New Jersey: Poor security of NJ election system prompts move to revamp | Experts stress importance of paper backups for election security

North Carolina: How the state will safeguard the 2018 midterm ballot boxes

Ohio: New, updated voting machines could be coming to Ohio voters

Oregon: Groups call Ore. primary voter-turnout reports 'misleading'

Texas: Rangers arrest 3 in Edinburg illegal voting case | State begins investigation on alleged voter fraud in Gregg Co.

U.S. Virgin Islands: Supreme Court appeal in territorial voting rights case gets boost | Magras becomes third departing member of elections board

West Virginia: Preston Co. officials recount votes

Wyoming: Legislature looks at establishing trust fund for voting machines | Portion of state highway declared 'Wyoming Women's Suffrage Pathway'

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

May 23, 2018

National News: Partisan split over election security widens as 2018 midterms inch closer | Election security a top concern, Administration officials assure lawmakers | Administration officials brief Congress on election cyber threats behind closed doors

Alabama: Houston Co. to test voting machines | Electronic poll books to make North Alabama debut in primaries

Arkansas: Turnout climbs for early voting across Arkansas, ID law draws few complaints | Election officials say early voting slow | Confusion causes voting delays at a Van Buren site | Thurston leads secretary of state primary | Election sees a few glitches at polling sites

California: More Santa Clara Co. voters discovering by surprise they are no longer registered to vote | Vote center to open Saturday in Daly City

Colorado: Track your ballot with BallotTrax

Florida: Florida's early voting ban on campus challenged in court | Villagers aid charities by adopting precincts | As warnings of election hacking escalate, Florida looks to be an inviting target | Florida won't tap into $19M of federal election money in time for 2018 elections

Georgia: Ga. voting machines deemed safe, but security experts say otherwise | Catoosa Co. experiencing voting problems | Polls slow down after early morning rush | Midday turnout 'extremely light' | Rainy weather, early voting impacting election turnout in DeKalb | Gwinnett voters cast primary ballots, rain or shine | Gwinnett Co. debuts bilingual voting sticker | Polling place shooting might be self-inflicted, police say | Polling location changes cause confusion for some Chatham Co. voters | Woman's shooting near polling place ruled a suicide. | Slow going at one SW Atlanta polling location--but every vote counts | Some Catoosa Co. voting machines timing out causing slight delays | Ga. secretary of state race: Raffensperger, Belle Isle and Barrow advance | Fulton Co. finds way to get election results much faster | Voter wearing presidential t-shirt turned away from polls | Lang, Heimes nab BOE seats

Hawaii: Lava prompts election officials to mail absentee ballots | Displaced residents on the Big Island may vote absentee | State Judiciary seeks Kauai applicants for Hawaii elections commission

Illinois: Election day voter registration fight ends two years after start | Curran: DuPage elections initiative to improve efficiency, save taxpayer dollars sent to governor

Indiana: Lake councilman seeks recount after two-vote primary loss | Valparaiso attorney makes official his bid for Indiana's Democratic secretary of state nomination

Kansas: Clerk estimates mail-in ballot increased turnout for sale tax election by 20 percent | Court rejects Kobach's contempt appeal as premature

Kentucky: Four counts of electioneering reported in Madison Co. | Voter fraud suspected in Hazard | Calls coming into election law violation hotline | Secretary of state says primary voting going smoothly | Pike Co. primary election off to a bumpy start, running smoothly now | Hiccups impacting primary in McCracken Co. | Election officials fielding voter complaints | State workers are making the 2018 primary a clean and secure election | Whitley Co. election official possibly oldest in the state

Maine: Federal judge to hear ranked-choice voting arguments in Maine--here's your guide

Maryland: MD SBOE urged to print ballots listing Ervin as candidate

Massachusetts: Rivals turn up pressure on Galvin over signature collections

Michigan: Benson discusses voting rights, secretary of state campaign

Minnesota: Dayton has yet to sign omnibus bill that includes money for election security

Mississippi: Thompson and Hosemann spar on status of grant paperwork to the EAC | Mississippi slated to receive some election security money | Madison Co. DA investigating voter fraud allegations in Canton

Missouri: Secretary of state applauds legislature's passage of office's priorities

Nebraska: Ballot issue resolved, no changes to primary winners

New York: Cuomo restores voting rights to 24K parolees | City marks first-ever Student Voter Registration Day | Cuomo issues pardons officially giving parolees voting rights

North Dakota: ND GOP to support independent secretary of state candidate

Ohio: New voting precinct in Brooke Co.? | New cybersecurity protection for voting comes to Franklin Co.

Pennsylvania: 72 votes rejected from May primary by BOE

Tennessee: Some MNPS parents plan to 'walk in, walk out' on election day | Parents: 'Keep students home' while schools operate as polling places for May 24 election

Texas: Texas Rangers and AG's office to inspect almost 600 absentee ballots in Kaufman Co. | Starr election results delayed | Voting locations change cause confusion in North Texas

U.S. Virgin Islands: Court makes way for legal elections meeting

Utah: Low-profile clerk's race marred by high-level friction in Salt Lake Co. | County purchases new voting system

West Virginia: Putnam Co. may add second early voting location

Wisconsin: Feds challenge Wisconsin overseas voter restrictions

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

May 22, 2018

National News: The Cybersecurity 202: We surveyed 100 security experts. Almost all said state election systems are vulnerable | Dems pitch voting rights, ethics overhaul with focus on president | Congress to receive classified briefing on election security

Arkansas: Turnout climbs for early voting across Arkansas | Benton Co. voting machines secure, officials say | Crawford Co. budget panel approves appropriation for election equipment | Lack of paper trail a concern

California: Voter registration effort continues with outreach to schools | Santa Clara Co. accidentally unregistered voter

Connecticut: CT works to fend off cybersecurity attacks on election

District of Columbia: Student commissioner pushes to lower DC voting age

Florida: Supervisors focus on security ahead of fall elections | Voters to decide whether to move city elections

Georgia: Voting chief worried about turnout for primaries | New elections chief wants 'free and fair' process | New polling location for some Macon-Bibb Co. voters | Candidate says inaccurate signs at early voting sites 'irretrievably harmed' campaign | DeKalb Co. poll workers dismissed from duties

Indiana: Porter Co. Dems want review of primary problems, complaints | County election complaints prompt call for public meeting

Iowa: Voter ID law gets first trial on June 5

Kansas: 18 arrested in Topeka protesting Kris Kobach's office

Kentucky: Poll workers prepare for Tuesday primary | Need a ride to the polls? Lextran has you covered

Maine: Republicans' court filing takes aim at ranked choice | Breaking down ranked choice

Massachusetts: Surge in youth voters yet to materialize, local officials say

Missouri: Group suing Mo. call for action before election

New Mexico: Las Cruces city council opts in to consolidated elections | Las Cruces to consider ranked choice voting

New York: NYC's first citywide Student Voter Registration Day draws teens looking to stop school gun violence

North Dakota: Incumbent to run independent campaign for secretary of state

Tennessee: Williamson commission candidate contests election, alleges 'irregularities'

Texas: Federal judge sides against Texas in Motor Voter case, state plans appeal | Texas appeals after a judge orders the state to implement online voter registration for drivers | Voter fraud investigation underway in Edinburg | AG asks judge to seize mail ballots, postpone election results

West Virginia: Commission race recount not as easy as 1, 2, 3

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Public Library opens kiosks in an effort to boost voter registration in the city

Monday, 21 May 2018

May 19-21, 2018

National News: Just 13 states have requested funds Congress set aside to secure election systems | Young voter registrations rise in battleground states | The Cybersecurity 202: Congress is offering millions in election security. States may not use it by November

Alabama: Checking in at polls could take 20 seconds instead of 2 minutes

Arkansas: Land commissioner, legislator face off in GOP secretary of state primary | Marion Co. to open countywide voting centers

California: Taking a ballot selfie is now legal in California | Mariposa Co. elections dept. reports an error on vote-by-mail ballots | North San Juan ballot dropbox location added

Florida: Russian hackers, long lines, voting data: What Florida elections officials are talking about this week | $385M is what it costs Florida every year to deny civil rights for non-violent felons, report says | Proposal to move election dates makes ballot | Weeks gets 30-day jail sentence | Snipes vows elections will be safe from hackers

Georgia: Buckhead Library suddenly closes on last day of early voting | Woman suing county, fired from polling job

Illinois: Conroy leading effort to consolidate DuPage election commission | Legislation to disband DuPage Co. election commission clear Senate

Indiana: Recount petition filed in race separated by single vote | Election board takes care of post-primary business

Iowa: Voter ID gets soft roll-out in June primary | Secretary of state candidates talk issues

Kansas: JCEC recommends new voting machines |

Kentucky: Grimes reminds voters of election day do's and don'ts | Poll workers undergo training | Website helps voters find polling place

Louisiana: Ardoin sworn in as secretary of state

Maryland: State election officials: No time to print new ballots

Massachusetts: After 2016, what are New England states doing to prevent election hacking this year?

Minnesota: Election process to see updates across county

New Hampshire: Voting bill heads to the Supreme Court as lawmakers head home

New Mexico: Las Cruces could make switch to ranked choice voting | Bernalillo Co. looking for student election workers

New York: Youth Voter Registration Day at all NYC high schools aims to reverse dismal youth turnout | Town supervisor proposes extending elections when trains aren't running

North Dakota: Republican secretary of state candidate drops out of race

Pennsylvania: Adams Co. poll worker told not to bring baby to work. She's alleging discrimination

South Carolina: Beauty shops become prime ground for voter registration efforts in SC

South Dakota: 162 Pennington Co. voters list Walmart as address

Tennessee: Primary election expense causes concern | Rutherford Co. election commission, MTSU offer voter registration

Texas: Asked to propose a fix to voting rights violation, Texas offers few answers | Texas objects to proposed motor-voter fixes | Voting in primary runoff better than recent comparable elections

U.S. Virgin Islands: Jevon Williams takes seat on BOE

Friday, 18 May 2018

May 18, 2018

National News: Not Just Ballots: Tennessee hack show election websites are vulnerable too | US election system may be open for hackers | Ryan to delay election security briefing, make it classified

Alabama: Could hackers affect upcoming Alabama elections?

California: With voting changes, Sacramento Co. expects bigger turnout | Secretary of state, college association sign agreement to increase voter turnout | Bad penmanship causing votes to go uncounted | County facing 'critical' shortage of poll workers as election approaches | Sonoma Co. clerk candidates raise thousands in first contested race in 12 years | Voting record becomes issue in Nevada Co. clerk-recorder race | Church faces challenger in primary

Florida: Study says allowing felons to vote would boost Florida's economy | UWF Center for Cybersecurity partners with FDLE to enhance cybersecurity

Iowa: Pate encourages Iowans to prepare for new voter ID law | Secretary of state hopeful wants to 'depoliticize' voting | Voter Ready website launched to help prepare Iowans for June 5 primary | Pate changes law to make election day registration easier | Iowa changes voting law to allow electronic proof of residence

Kansas: Johnson Co. to buy new voting machines | Former Brownback administration official running for secretary of state

Kentucky: Clerk's office: 'Integrity of election is secure' | Electronic polling books to debut in primary

Louisiana: La. looks likely to restore voting rights for former felons | Gov. Edwards expected to sign voting rights bill

Maine: Thanks to ranked choice, expect a spike in spoiled ballots | Dunlap says GOP lawsuit over ranked choice is based on speculation

Minnesota: Wilkin board approves mail balloting | Cass Co. Board: Outreach launched on Cass polling locations | Elections security money in limbo

Montana: Clear up primary confusion with this handy guide

New Hampshire: NH Supreme Court sets May 31 deadline for memos on voting rights bill | Lawmakers consider plan to let secretary of state postpone elections

Pennsylvania: Election hacking puts focus on voting machines like York Co.'s | Voter turnout in Pa. primary was slight up from last midterm

Rhode Island: Officials: Ranked choice voting could cost the state millions

South Carolina: Early voting an option if you're affected by bridge shutdown

Tennessee: Not Just Ballots: Tennessee hack show election websites are vulnerable too | Knox Co. election night cyberattack was smokescreen for another attack | Pilot project underway to make voting in TN more convenient

Texas: Candidate alleges Kaufman Co. voter fraud

U.S. Virgin Islands: Public ejected from mystery elections meeting | Lawsuit, meetings the latest round of election woes

West Virginia: Preston Co. prosecutor disputes handling of primary election certification