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2018

Thursday, 03 May 2018

May 3, 2018

Arkansas: Arkansas Supreme Court allows enforcement of voter ID law | Arkansas Supreme Court says state can enforce voter ID law

Delaware: Bill introduced to allow for same day registration

Florida: Voters overwhelmingly support felon voting rights amendment

Georgia: Early voting begins soon in Gwinnett Co. in English and Spanish

Guam: Automatic voter registration discussed

Indiana: Federal judge hears case on voter list maintenance law | Vigo Co. schools work out plan for students who need ride to polls | Vigo Co. school corporation help transport students to polls

Iowa: Iowa voter ID laws start this primary season

Louisiana: La. receives 3 bids for new voting machines | Interim secretary of state says he saw no signs of misconduct

Massachusetts: Watertown has secured new election machines ahead of fall races | AVR in Massachusetts? Former KY secretary of state lobbies state GOP to say yes | Northampton city council to consider asking state Legislature to lower local voting age to 16

Michigan: Federal judge tosses ex-county clerk conspiracy suit

Minnesota: MN youth could rock the vote in November--if they show up

New Hampshire: Senate approves second voter residency bill of session | As bill to restrict voting eligibility advances, Sununu's position remains unclear

North Carolina: Elections board says 3 voters wrongly registered in N. Wilkesboro | Tensions, altercation reported during early voting

Oregon: Worried about your ballot security this election? Dennis Richardson says chill out

Pennsylvania: Special election to be held on November Election Day

Tennessee: Cybersecurity contractor will investigate election night attack | No major voting issues reported despite antiquated machines | Rutherford Co. election commission | 5 things to know about the cyberattack on Knox Co.

Texas: Farenthold tells Abbott he will not pay for special election to replace him

Washington: Voter Education Fund invests more than $460K in 33 organizations

West Virginia: Monongalia Co. prepares for upcoming primary

Wisconsin: Kaul calls Schimel's voter ID remarks 'incredible admission' | Neenah removes voting from schools beginning in 2019

Wednesday, 02 May 2018

May 2, 2018

California: Fresno Co. clerk talks election ballot security | Election VIPs urge American Canyon High students to register and vote | Tehama Co. polling places move for 2018 election

Colorado: Denver may have an answer to candidates' signature woes |

Florida: Federal appeals court delays ruling on state ex-felon voting system | Path to restore felon voting rights hits roadblock | Boca Raton special election will cost $20K | Skip the lines: Elections supervisor recommends voting by mail

Georgia: New McKoon ad in secretary of state race takes ball bat to old voting machine | Gwinnett Co. is helping you take (legal) voting selfies

Idaho: Idaho's 'food truck' voting at Micron sparks complaint

Illinois: Aurora election commission could end by mid-May

Indiana: IDR offers help to disabled seeking voting opportunities | Vigo Co. opens additional early voting centers | Southern Indiana officials prepare for primary

Iowa: Iowans see rollout of new voter ID rules in June primary | New website to help Iowa voters before June primary

Kansas: New voting machines delivered to Lyon Co. elections office | Legislature won't stick Kobach with contempt bill after all

Louisiana: With Schedler's resignation, here's what's next for secretary of state's office | Rapides registrar of voters investigating 'problems' with millage vote | Governor: Official right to resign | La. secretary of state resigns

Maryland: Are ballot selfies OK? Plus 3 other questions about voting in MD

Nevada: Carson City Triad presentation focuses on new voting machines

New Jersey: Voter registration at AC school coincides with state effort

New Mexico: Voters may now file online requests for absentee ballots

New York: In NYC, primary election runoffs could become a thing of the past | City pols push for IRV ahead of fall election | Senate Dems making another push for voting reforms | Dutchess Dems say Poughkeepsie polling place illegal

North Carolina: Judge: Libel case over double-voting accusations to continue | Tornado forces Hampton Elem. voting site change

North Dakota: Judge slaps down ND effort to fight voter ID ruling

Pennsylvania: Are centralized voting centers in the Commonwealth in the future? | Voters in community are split between 2 congressional districts | Elections office makes changes in two Mon Valley polling places | Butz Elem. will be closed for election day

South Dakota: Secretary of state reminds voters not to post ballot photos

Tennessee: Voters temporarily evacuate polling site due to gas leak | Knox Co. government's website attacked on election night, results unaffected | Knox Co. election hit by cyber attack | Cyberattack crashes Knox Co. election website, votes unaffected | Voting in Spring Hill is light, but the food and weather are great

Texas: Smith Co. one step closer to new voting machines | Smith Co. officials say new machines would make counting votes easier

Washington: Secretary of state urges King Co. to postpone prepaid postage plan for mail-in ballots

West Virginia: Marion Co. sees high early voting turnout, officials prepare for primary

Wisconsin: Two Waterford residents charged with voter fraud

Wyoming: Buchanan will seek first elected term to office

Tuesday, 01 May 2018

May 1, 2018

Arkansas: Secretary of state asks Supreme Court to maintain voter ID law in upcoming May elections

California: Thousands of San Diego youth registered to vote in March | Civil rights groups sue secretary of state over voter language assistance

Florida: Group asks appeals court to hear case to purge voter rolls

Georgia: Spread the Vote helps people navigate the challenges of voter ID laws | Gwinnett voters can now cast their vote in English or Spanish

Illinois: Officials outline automatic voter registration | Galesburg election commission chairman responds to calls for abolishment | Illinois works to combat election judge shortage

Indiana: Porter Co. wants to hire 134 more poll workers | County elections officials encourage early votes

Kansas: Kobach's office: Stopping him from paying contempt fine with state money 'illegal'

Kentucky: Preparing for election day is year-round process with sometimes hefty price tag | Law expands absentee voting

Maine: Hays to lead ranked-choice voting workshop

Massachusetts: Should 16-year-olds get to vote in city elections

Minnesota: Secretary of state, county auditor/treasurer talk new voting equipment, cybersecurity

New Hampshire: No plan to enforce residency requirement for voting, even if it passes Legislature

New Mexico: NMVote.org--New Mexico's new online voter information portal

New York: NYC voter registration hits all-time high--but turnout continues to lag | More New Yorkers would vote if elections were on weekend

North Carolina: Voter turnout lowest among college students

Pennsylvania: Butler Co. to spend $6M on voting machines | Westmoreland Co. voting machines must be replaced by 2019 at cost up to $7M | Cranberry Twp. develops online tool to help confused voters

Tennessee: Outdated software could delay Shelby Co. election results | Election officials prep for county primaries

Texas: Bell Co. considers upgrades to voting equipment | Mail-in ballot mishap

Virginia: Virginia makes voting faster | Election day preparations continue on eve of the big day

Washington: Wyman asks authority for prepaid postage for 2018 ballots | National Guard to tighten election security in Washington

Wisconsin: Schimel claims voter fraud in Waukesha Co.

Monday, 30 April 2018

April 28-30, 2018

Alaska: Election cost doubles as Anchorage turns to vote-by-mail

Arizona: Fontes says multistate database could ease, improve voting process | Pima Co. women voting long before national suffragists

Arkansas: County clerk hopes to see voter ID decision before early voting | Arkansas appealing judge's order blocking voter ID law | Secretary of state hopefuls tout know-how | Large number of poll workers sign up for primary

California: California teens are pre-registering in droves, but will they actually vote? | Voting in the June election? It may cost you

Colorado: Clerk's office seeks election transparency | Boulder Co. elections officials explain primary ballot

Florida: Restoring voting rights to ex-felons comes down to November election | Working to restore ex-felon rights in Orange Co.

Georgia: Paulding's elections and registration office preps for May primary

Hawaii: Vote by mail bill moves on at Legislature

Illinois: Hearing explains automatic voter registration | States, counties look for more election judges

Iowa: With primary approaching, new voter ID law to mean changes

Kansas: House agrees: No tax dollars for Kobach to spend for being found in contempt of court

Kentucky: Bevin vetoes five bills

Louisiana: Lafourche looking to replace two polling places |Senator calls for secretary of state to step down

Maine: Franklin Co. Dems to learn about ranked choice

Maryland: Dems seek to shore up election security before midterms

Michigan: 2 Dems withdraw from Macomb Co. clerk race, 17 still remain

Mississippi: Lee Co. will use new voting machines starting in June | One county late for overseas absentee ballots

Missouri: Vernon Co. adopts new voting system

New Mexico: Las Cruces to consider combining nonpartisan elections

North Carolina: Roanoke Rapids officials angry over lack of early voting site | Election director chats with LWV | Robeson Co. preachers complain of voter intimidation, suppression at polls

Pennsylvania: New voting machines go on display; Counties seek financing | Lancaster will try to avoid replacing voting machines that already have paper trails

Tennessee: Officials working this weekend to correct ballot error | Early voting for Knox Co. primary 'exceeds expectations'

Texas: Federal appellate court upholds embattled Texas voter ID law | Texas voter ID law stands for midterm elections, court rules | Rockwall Co. elections department receives award

Virginia: How long does the average Va. voter wait in line?

Washington: Senators announce bill to pre-pay mail-in ballots

West Virginia: Data-centric WV election app used to improve young voter turnout | Officials tout strong early voting turnout

Wisconsin: Neenah Joint School District wants to remove voting poll from school buildings

Wyoming: Experts: Wyoming could be prime target for election interference

Friday, 27 April 2018

April 27, 2018

National News: Voting machine funding sought in House

Arkansas: Star City HS students register to vote | County to test voting equipment | Judge blocks state's voter ID law | Long-awaited ruling puts hold on state voter ID law

California: Two line up for elections office race | Yolo Co. clerk-recorder candidates agree on voter encouragement

Colorado: Bill aims to register 10K parolees to vote

Florida: Leaders rally to support restoring voting rights to ex-felons | Prison reform group calls for full restoration of felons' rights | Tampa city council gives green light to pushing back next year's city election

Georgia: Paulding election director named to panel studying Georgia voting systems | Gwinnett officials outline steps to comply with federal bilingual voting mandate | Voting starts Monday. Gwinnett says it's ready for Spanish speakers | DeKalb, Rockdale elections officials appointed to commission | McKoon states his case for secretary of state

Illinois: Illinois leans liberal in felon voting laws

Indiana: Election board OKs younger poll workers | Lawson speaks out on protecting your vote | Judge says Marion Co. decisions on early voting sites are 'partisanship motivated'

Louisiana: Emails show embattled secretary of state made sexual advances toward former secretary for years

Massachusetts: Walsh signs ordinance expanding voter registration accessibility

Mississippi: Lee Co. sticks with paper for new voting machines

New Jersey: New Jersey's voting machines: Is safe good enough?

North Carolina: Lawmaker's mailer used elections office as return address. It was a mistake, he says

Pennsylvania: New voting machines go on display; counties search for ways to pay | County could be mandated to buy new voting machines | New voting machines would cost Butler Co. $6M | County officials concerned about cost of new voting machines

Rhode Island: State to decide if East Providence can drop fall election for council, school board

Tennessee: Election officials warn what you should do at the polls | Election commission warns about voter intimidation | Effort underway to increase voter turnout | Record number of voters show up last day of early voting

Utah: Gov. Herbert disappointed by voter turnout

West Virginia: Early voting in WV grows in popularity

Wisconsin: Influx of voters in Neenah schools raises security concerns

Thursday, 26 April 2018

April 26, 2018

National News: Voting rights for felons becoming a key issue for Dems

Alabama: Few change voting address after storm

California: Orange Co. prepares for election cyberthreats | Marin teens pre-register vote--by text

Florida: Appeals court blocks rejection of felons' voting rights system | Appeals court delays changes in felon voting-rights system | Elections supervisors fight back against claims they're 'overconfident' | Leon Co. among Fla. precincts to implement Clear Audit for elections | Despite criticism, officials ensure votes will be counted accurately in state election

Illinois: County board member calls for end of Galesburg election commission

Indiana: Judge orders early satellite voting precincts for Marion Co. | Polling places changing in St. Joseph Co.

Louisiana: Embattled secretary of state: Government sexual harassment policies should be uniform

Maine: Secretary of state provides online guide about ranked choice

Mississippi: Election officials prep new voting machines

Montana: Error causes some Florence area voters to receive ballots late

New Hampshire: Amherst officials unsure if calendar can be changed

New Jersey: Mercer Co. clerk extends office hours for mail-in voters

New York: Polling place moved amid security concerns | Westport polling sites combined

North Carolina: Guilford Co. adds 6 more early voting sites

Ohio: More Ohioans requested absentee ballots than four years ago, but fewer cast votes

Oklahoma: Bill allowing ballot selfies vetoed by OK governor

Pennsylvania: Voting machine order could cost millions | Luzerne Co. council OKs e-poll books

South Carolina: Poll worker shortage may lead to long lines

Tennessee: Williamson election commission forwards suspected voter fraud cases to DA | 15-year-old accused of carjacking early voter

Texas: Webb Co. mail-in ballot fraud allegations may help spur changes in law | Governor wants Farenthold to cover taxpayer cost of special election to replace him | Is taking a ballot selfie illegal?

West Virginia: Upshur Co. commission approves a change of voting systems | Primary results to be available in real time, secretary of state's office says

Wisconsin: Cybersecurity expert proposes analog solution to election hacking

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

April 25, 2018

National News: Open letter urges states to spend election security funds wisely | Experts: Switch off WiFi and ditch paperless voting machines | DHS: No evidence of Russia targeting 2018 elections yet Russia likely targeted more than 21 states before 2016 election | Senate panel to examine officials' election security efforts

Arizona: Delayed voter IDs won't impact special election, officials say | Voting delayed at four polling sites in special election

Arkansas: Commissioners Court approves new voter records software for Angelina Co. | Polling places could be closed

California: Three vie for Sonoma Co. clerk-recorder-assessor and elections chief | OC releases 2018 election security playbook | County prepares for June 5 election and so should you

Colorado: Elections official hopes sign will leave 'U' wondering

Florida: Fearing court action, Scott calls emergency meeting of clemency board | Ex-Flagler elections chief left legacy of turmoil

Hawaii: State may experiment with all-mail voting on Kauai

Illinois: Vendor to compensate DuPage for election night fiasco | Local reaction to Illinois voter database legislation | Proposal to get pre-trial detainees a chance to vote from jail passes House

Indiana: City to offer free bus service on election day

Kansas: 'Probably not worth arguing': Kobach legal team mistakenly files draft with note

Maine: Secretary of state's office publishes ranked choice ballots

Maryland: New BOE director prepares for primary

Michigan: Candidates from both parties line up to replace Spranger

Minnesota: St. Louis Park city council votes unanimously for ranked choice voting

Montana: Election judges sought in Butte

New Hampshire: Senate committee recommends passage of voter residency requirement bill

New Jersey: Paterson mayoral candidates are concerned about potential voter fraud

New York: Former charter review chair resubmits FOIL request for vote records | Few problems cited during NY's special elections

Pennsylvania: Clearfield Commissioners: DOS' voting machine directive poses financial challenge

South Carolina: Race, shouting and a sheriff's deputy: How this Richland Co. meeting lost control

Texas: Supreme Court appears closely divided over Texas district maps | To selfie, or not to selfie?

U.S. Virgin Islands: Judge hears challenge to elections board reform

Virginia: Registrar assures votes are secure with new equipment

Washington: Clatsop Co. voters' pamphlet map contains errors

West Virginia: New early voting sites in Kanawha | Some new rules, and new locations for voters this election season | Starting Wednesday, WV voters will need ID | Early voting debuts Wednesday in five Kanawha communities

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

April 24, 2018

Alaska: Anchorage Assembly Member Dick Traini confers first ever vote-by-mail election

Arizona: GOP House leader guts proposal for weekend voting

Arkansas: New voting machines approved by Craighead Co.

California: Groups sue Ca. secretary of state over language help for voters

Georgia: Group appointed to help replace Ga.'s voting machines | Muscogee Co. director of elections appointed to new commission

Guam: Territorial voting rights case appealed to US Supreme Court

Indiana: VCSC to look into more options for student voting transportation for primary election day | Vigo Co. schools won't bus students to polls

Kansas: Budget battle between Shawnee Co. commission and election office

Louisiana: State officials deny assessment | Lafayette Parish moves polling location due to scheduling conflict

Massachusetts: Walsh signs ordinance to increase access to voting in Boston

Mississippi: Ex-felons oppose merger of 2 voting rights cases

Montana: Democrats take secretary of state to court over Green Party votes

Nebraska: New law will extend hours for online voter registration

New York: Local elections boards tighten steps to secure balloting | East Ramapo: Mass mailing gaffe on polling site was printer's fault

Ohio: Lovas stepping down from county election board

Rhode Island: E. Providence election postponement sparks concern of elections board members

Texas: Many Denton Co. voters mailing in ballots

Virginia: Former Southampton Co. registrar dies

West Virginia: Voter ID needed for WV primary

Monday, 23 April 2018

April 21-23, 2018

National News: Senators chart path forward on election security bill | Gun control advocates push to make voter registration the legacy of Parkland shooting | Federal Circuit nixes 'abstract' voter verification patent | Voting laws for felons can be hard to follow. Here's an overview | Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote? | New voting method that involves ranking candidates gains favor across the nation

Arizona: 140K Maricopa Co. voters haven't received voter registration cards

Arkansas: Pulaski Co. clerks agree on service, differ on voter ID

California: San Diego Co. schools to hold HS voter education weeks

Colorado: Montezuma Co. preps for primaries with unaffiliated voters

Connecticut: Trading ballots for kayaks, registrar retires

Florida: Suwanee Co. changes Dowling Park voting location | Election season brings third party confusion, voter turnout into question | Voting numbers among youth down in Leon Co.

Georgia: Paulding prepares for April 30 start of early voting

Illinois: Bill would remove Illinois from multi-state voter database | Assessor candidates says Cook Co. clerk, others violated court order

Indiana: Absentee voting is up and running, popular | NW Indiana's voting booth void calls to voters

Kansas: Candidates speak on voting policy

Massachusetts: Josh Zakim challenges 6-term secretary of state

Mississippi: Push on to advise Mississippi military members of voting rights

Missouri: County buys new election machines |Legislators approve numerous changes to elections

New Mexico: NM introduces online absentee ballots for blind, visually impaired voters

North Dakota: ND voter ID | Court ruling hangs over June primary

Ohio: Cayuga Co. BOE adds polling location | County employees can be poll workers

Pennsylvania: Counties anxious about new voting machines | Pa. to display possible new voting machines for 2019

South Carolina: Dorchester Co. to recruit young poll workers | Richland Co. officials working to answer questions ahead of primary

Texas: SCOTUS will decide how Texas battle lines are drawn | Attorney general looking into voter fraud complaint | Officials call for mail-in ballot investigation in Webb Co.

Utah: Utah election reform law aims to remove barriers to voting, boost turnout

Vermont: Rutland Town eyes poll security at school

West Virginia: Wood Co. ready for early voting, primary election

Wisconsin: E-poll book pilot 'a success'

Wyoming: Secretary of State Ed Buchanan announces candidacy for secretary of state

Friday, 20 April 2018

April 20, 2018

National News: First-of-its-kind forum on election security gathers state, local officials with feds | Centrify gives states a deal on identity management software to secure midterm elections | Elections officials explore security options

Arkansas: Sebastian Co. election commission spreading word on new vote centers

California: Judge orders Napa Co. Grand Jury transcripts in Tuteur case to be made public

Connecticut: Long road ahead for early voting, despite House approval | Bill that would allow early voting passes house

Florida: Florida lawmakers question election security

Georgia: Hall's new election director has experience in Spanish-language materials

Idaho: Jefferson Co. voters shifted to new precincts | Ada Co. election official monitors Azerbaijan presidential vote

Illinois: Kane Co. clerk wants disbanding Aurora Election Commission's money

Kansas: KS GOP chairman drops out of race for secretary of state | Kobach to appeal contempt ruling; secretary of state hit with fresh ethics complaints

Kentucky: Voting machines have the seal of approval for primary | KY election officials given cybersecurity training | Grimes says election threats warrant new security

Michigan: Local clerks say they're ready for the Russians

Nebraska: Two Republicans seek to be next secretary of state

Nevada: Clerk to bill districts for elections

New Jersey: State working to bolster cybersecurity of NJ election systems | Paterson sees a flood of mail-in ballots sparking fear of election fraud

New York: Akwesasne election board looking at using electronic voting machines | LeFrak tenants take to the steps of City Hall

North Dakota: ND fights part of voter ID ruling amid appeal

Ohio: Feds may help county protect voting system | Need for poll workers increases as primary gets closer

Pennsylvania: Election directors statewide call for reform in light of machine mandate

South Carolina: Former bank now place to go for voter registration | LWV to unveil 'one-stop shop' online

Texas: Starr Co. election fraud dispute heats up

U.S. Virgin Islands: Trial in elections board lawsuit set to begin Monday