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September 2015

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

September 30, 2015

National News: Doubts about redistricting case

California: Officials prep for mail ballot

Colorado: Mayoral election to use instant runoff voting | New drop box not just for ballots

Connecticut: Panel approves $6.7M for election upgrades

Florida: Redistricting ruling could come next week | Supervisor of elections' budget funded

Georgia: Mayor: There will be Sunday voting this fall

Indiana: Voters in 3 Allen Co. communities must stay home on Election Day | Election officials finalize list of St. Joseph Co. polling places

Iowa: Law removing felons' voting rights is upheld

Kansas: Local activist to hold protests to encourage voting | Group: Active military members among suspended voters

Maryland: Republican defends early voting site

Massachusetts: With no quorum, board of registrars needs new members quickly

Mississippi: Scan licenses to pull up voter info at polls

New Jersey: Voter education website launched | Atlantic Co. BOE wrestles with application mailing

New Mexico: Sandoval to pay $215K in election settlement | AG cuts ties with secretary of state's office

Ohio: Recount confirms winner | Bonds pay for new voting machines | Allen Co. checks voter check-in system in mock election | Husted appoints Hoverman to Van Wert Co. BOE

South Carolina: County officials will conduct future city elections in Belton | Candidate takes election loss to court

Texas: County facing hefty ADA compliance bill

West Virginia: Ohio Co. looking into new voting machines

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Monday, 28 September 2015

September 26-28, 2015

Alabama: State board of registrars appointees named

Arkansas: Hassler hired as new Sebastian Co. elections coordinator

California: 21 members of California Congressional delegation urge Brown to sign new Motor Voter Act

Connecticut: Ayala gets suspended sentence for election fraud | Primary results lead to call for special election

Florida: 2016 election will again test Florida| County replaces old voting machines

Indiana: Electronic poll books to stay in Porter Co.

Iowa: Students cast votes to name new Sioux City school | SoS encouraging voter registration | Voter registration push includes Iowans with disabilities

Kansas: Young voters, Wichitans top Kansas' suspended voter list | March to 1,000 New Voters kicks off voter registration campaign

Kentucky: Kentucky Tonight: Candidates for secretary of state

Louisiana: Schedler boasts innovation, experience in upcoming election

Maryland: Van Hollen calls on SBOE to reject proposal to change early voting sites in MoCo

Massachusetts: Town voting rights for non-citizen residents on agenda | State expands poll hours but doesn't send money | Holyoke clerk will assign husband's race to other staff

Michigan: Detroit city clerk to challenge Conyers for House seat

Nebraska: Millard parents start petition to end public voting in schools

New Jersey: County clerk sends out nearly 3K vote-by-mail ballots

New Mexico: Secretary of state says criminal case won't affect her job

New York: Clinton Co. BOE extends hours

North Carolina: Charlotte Hawkins Brown's role in voting rights examined

Ohio: New features available for voters on BOE website | BOE undergoes reorganization

Pennsylvania: Gaining independence: Blind voter can now vote without assistance | Online voter registration slowly catching on across the region | Election board reorganizes, addresses voters' concerns

South Dakota: State election assistance board approves grants to two counties

Tennessee: SCHS students vote on county machines | Early voting hits some bumps

Texas: Voting machines of the future: Mobile devices | Commissioners consolidate voting precincts to 31

Utah: Weber's Ricky Hatch honored as county clerk of the year

Virginia: Waynesboro city council to vote on new voting machines

Wisconsin: County clerk prepares for 2016 elections | Shane gets probation for burning ballots

Friday, 25 September 2015

September 25, 2015

California: Padilla encourages Salinas youth to register to vote | Everyone Counts pulls in $20M

Colorado: Mesa Co. testing voting machines

Florida: 12-county coalition in Fla. wants new voting machines by 2016| Bradenton resident pushes youth voter participation | Redistricting drama continues

Guam: Assistive technology coming for island elections

Indiana: Allen Co. going the e-poll book route in November

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. wants voting machine upgrade | Sedgwick Co. to spend $7M on new voting equipment

Maryland: Riverwood hosts preview event for new voting system | BOE votes on locations of early voting centers

Massachusetts: Galvin pushes voter registration | Candidate's ballot selfie catching some flak

Nebraska: ES&S lays off 25 in management, administrative jobs | Nebraska Senator appoint to Election Assistance Commission

New Mexico: AG fires back at Duran's request

North Carolina: Legislators vote for all primaries in March

Ohio: BOE invites BGHS students to help on election night | Allen Co. BOE plans mock election | Poll workers say bye to paper voter rolls | New polling places in effect

Pennsylvania: Democratic lawmakers advance voting reform bills

South Carolina: Wilson reviewing problems in Richland Co. elections | Budget won't hurt elections

Tennessee: Hargett visits JSCC to talk voter registration | Memphis early voting turnout up 76 percent so far | State looking into voting problems in Tunica

Virginia: New registrar takes over in city | State pushes to dismiss voter ID suit

Washington: Elections division sending out 218K postcards to potential voters

Thursday, 24 September 2015

September 24, 2015

National News: On the job on Election Day? You can still vote

Alabama: Woman convicted of electin fraud released on appeal bond

Arkansas: Fayetteville kids learn to vote | Election commissioners apologize to election worker

California: Monterey Co. tries to boost voter registration | Salem registrar of voters to revise active voter list

Connecticut: Recounts settle some, not all races | Merrill announces voter registration partnership with AAA

Florida: Voting machines to be replaced soon

Georgia: Citizens concerned about voting precinct consolidation

Kentucky: Candidates for SoS appear together | Fiscal court OKs raises for poll workers

Louisiana: Rayborn reports steady traffic at registrar's office on last day of fall voter registration

Massachusetts: Election reveals challenges for new commissioner

Minnesota: Cass Co. moves to update voting equipment | Celebration marks 50th anniversary of VRA | Polling places reduced for referendum

Nebraska: Nebraska gets 870 applications via OVR

New Mexico: County clerk pegs money pitch to voter work | Duran wants more time to mount defense

New York: Judge dismisses city council election challenge | Lawmakers push for expanded OVR| NY AG questions Orange Co. voter challenges | State: Register to vote on DMV website | Dems push automatic voter registration

North Carolina: Judge allows voter ID lawsuit to continue | Elections director explains changes to voting laws | Senate proposes detailed plan to combine primaries

Ohio: Electronic poll books in county's future

Tennessee: County participates in NVRD | Williams: 'Going to have to start writing signs in Spanish soon'

Texas: County to get new voting machines

Virginia: Suffolk residents test city's new voting machines

Washington: State voter registration drive contacts thousands locally

West Virginia: OVR to begin next week

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Democrats propose automatic voter registration | Cleveland clerk wants charged dropped

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

September 23, 2015

National News: Report: Minorities still face obstacles to voting | From Carter to California: Automatic registration is the new endgame for elections | A thousand miles for the right to vote | Singer Janelle Monae, White House push voter registration | Kendall Jenner rocks the vote

California: State looking to automate voter registration through DMV | Students sign up on NVRD | Groups push to increase California voter turnout  

Colorado: Mayor, clerk and SoS talk up voter registration

FloridaSOE: Polling issues not a problem for Collier voters | Register to vote for free Chick-fil-A sandwich | On NVRD, officials try to motivate Millennials | Snipes starts re-election campaign for 2016 | SoS launches new voter education campaign

Georgia: Tifton residents react to possible voting precinct consolidation

Indiana: State election report blames humans, not computers for Porter Co. snafus 

Kentucky: Online voter registration coming to Kentucky

Maryland: Some outraged by decision to move early voting sites | New voting machines and expectations of higher turnout | New voting system coming to polls in Maryland

Massachusetts: City, school officials team up to promote voter registration | Amherst sets annual town election for March 29| Nine percent voter turnout

Minnesota: Saterbak meets with Secretary of State Simon

Nebraska: Online voter registration website launches | Freemont Co. threatened with lawsuit over voter roll size

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. GOP pushes back on mailed ballot applications

New Mexico: County clerk tightens voter roll security | Secretary of state back at work

New York: City council candidate calls for audits of votes

North Carolina: State BOE encourages voters to register | NVRD see push for sign-ups, clarification

Ohio: NVRD goes to college | Groups partner for voter registration in Wellsville | Cuyahoga Co. BOE hosts expo, expert pane discussion and NVRD

Oregon: Teens hold voting drive on NVRD

South Carolina: State, counties push for voter registration

South Dakota: SD SoS visiting to promote voting

Tennessee: Election chief's pay raise upsets commissioner | Election commissioner on voting error | Dozens sign up to cast ballots on NVRD

Texas: Bexar adds six deaf voter registrars | Voter ID law in limbo as thousands register | Volunteers register student voters at UNT | Sullivan teaming with high schools to register voters | Plans for 34 Smith Co. vote centers approved

West Virginia: W.Va.: Register to vote online soon | West Virginia OVR should be ready by end of September

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

September 22, 2015

National: Voter registration at the center of partisan voting war | iHeartMedia Rocks the Vote with new partnership | Everyone Counts closes $20M in funding

Arizona: Open house draws 'voters' despite the weather | Drives across Arizona highlight National Voter Registration Day | As Millennials tune out, Secretary of State Reagan reaches out to a younger generation

California: Butte Co. schools, officials seek to boost voter registration

Colorado: Mesa Co. piloting new polling system

Connecticut: Milford registrars will be updating voter registration list

Georgia: County registrar pushing online voter registration | Kemp highlights National Voter Registration Day

Illinois: New voter cards being mailed out | County under review for disability compliance

Iowa: Today's voter registration push includes Iowans with disabilities

Maryland: Leggett, Baker to introduce new voting machines | Elections director discusses National Voter Registration Day

Minnesota: 'Your Vote Matters' prepares teens for elections | Voting rights youth video competition set

Montana: Secretary of state discusses tribal letter on voting sites | Satellite voting offices for Indian Reservations

Nebraska: Nebraska to launch new OVR | Voter registration goes online for National Voter Registration Day | ASUN encourages voter registration among students with TurboVote program

New Jersey: Union Co. clerk offers one-stop 'vote-by-mail' | PAC sent ballot applications to Atlantic Co. voters

New Mexico: County clerk, commissioners announce collaborative voter outreach plan

North Carolina: Elections chair raises issue of unreturned voter cards from WSSU | State board rules on Guilford, Watauga election disputes | SBOE approves Watauga's early voting plan | Baker joins SBOE

Ohio: School board decision could displace voters

Pennsylvania: York Co. teachers combat low voter turnout | Nearly 300 from Berks Co. inducted into the state Voter Hall of Fame

South Carolina: SC's old voting machines could slow voting

Tennessee: District mix-up leads to problems in early voting

Texas: Valley leaders open new elections office | Sen. Rodriguez, YIDS launch student voter registration and engagement project | Collin College marks 50 years of the VRA| Mike Sullivan teaming with high schools to register voters | Gregg Co. ready for Nov. 3 election

Monday, 21 September 2015

September 19-21, 2015

Alabama: The right to vote is not embraced by all

Arkansas: Election commissioner critical of selection process for new coordinator

California: Palm Springs library chosen as polling station | Voters could cast two votes for three representatives

Connecticut: Business School to offer program to voter registrars | Stamford registrars accept new certification guidelines

Florida: No charges for Keys official who voted illegally since 1980, state says

Georgia: Whitfield Co. making it easy to register to vote

Indiana: Lawson confident no problem with e-poll books

Massachusetts: Fall River elections officials getting ready | Coming next year: Early voting at polls

Montana: Tribal leaders demand Montana open satellite voting offices

Nebraska: Nebraska to launch new OVR service | Seven Nebraska counties, one Iowa county accused of violating voter registration law

Nevada: Secretary of State Cegavske takes on breast cancer

New Jersey: Change to vote-by-mail

New Mexico: Complaint shows possible penalties for NM SOS

New York: Judge primary hangs on two ballots

North Carolina: Gaston Co. BOE pursuing election perfection | Single primary would give NC more say | Poll workers in short supply

Ohio: Judge overturns election results, declares Flores the winner | Elections official looking for man who returned lost money clip | Presidential election to cost Butler Co. $3.55M in 2016 | School board to vote to raze building used as polling place

Pennsylvania: Online voter registration builds momentum

South Carolina: Age isn't a virtue when it comes to voting machines

Tennessee: Motlow students urged to #GoVoteTN

Utah: Logan joining many other communities throughout Utah for vote-by-mail elections

Virginia: Voters in Suffolk can get early look at new voting machines | New voting machine ready

West Virginia: Ohio Co. may replace voting machines | NVRD offers 'perfect' opportunity

Friday, 18 September 2015

September 18, 2015

California: Santa Cruz Co. makes push to sign up young voters | Fullerton council starts community outreach for new voting districts

Connecticut: Three candidates request recount of Wednesday's primary | Ballots in 7th District of West Haven to undergo recount | Merrill: Pass the test or don't run for office

Illinois: Some Cook Co. voters will have new polling places in 2016

Indiana: September is National Voter Registration Month

Iowa: Data set for new OVR| Iowa OVR to be ready in January | Pate encourages new citizens, all Iowans to step up and participate. Vote

Kansas: Kobach's office publishes new voter registration rule | Kobach issues 90-day time limit for voter registrations

Massachusetts: City seeks new South Attleboro polling place

Michigan: Board approves petition form for vote-by-mail initiative

Minnesota: County looks to replace aging voting equipment | Simon looks to implement new voting options | Group urges public to vote for ranked choice voting

Nebraska: National Voter Registration Day is September 22

New Hampshire: NH secretary of state's office appeals ballot photo decision

New Jersey: Atlantic Co. to celebrate NVRD

New York: Winner declared in Cohoes council race after primary day tie | City moving two polling sites | Three Hartwick primaries conclude with tie votes

North Carolina: Forsyth election board gets first look at early voting site | State BOE to consider early voting plans in Guilford Watauga | Temporary solution puts Troy precincts in same location

North Dakota: Support lackluster for voter registration

Ohio: Several Richland Co. voting precincts not up to ADA snuff

Pennsylvania: OVR takes off | Agencies encourage student voter registration | More than 100 Lancaster Co. voters join 'very elite group' in Voter Hall of Fame | Washington Co. elections office continues student recruitment | Washington Co. poll workers will get more money in November

Rhode Island: Gorbea to bestow five awards for civic leadership

Tennessee: 2 Tenn. civil rights activists speak at MTSU on voting rights | Election commission looks into suspicious vote totals

Texas: SETX kids celebrate and learn about Constitution Day

Virginia: Botetourt Co. replenishes poll workers after registrar's ouster

West Virginia: Final voting precinct consolidations reviewed

Thursday, 17 September 2015

September 17, 2015

National News: Experts warn aging voting machines could pose election crisis | Civil rights legends encouraged by continuing efforts, 50 years after VRA signed

Arkansas: New election coordinator hired

California: NVRD events coming to local libraries

Connecticut: Primary day arrives along with some minor election problems | Glitches at Harford polls fixed | Beaudreau receives posthumous award | 3 Bridgeport schools temporarily locked down

Delaware: National Voter Registration Day 2015

Florida: Small counties to get new voting equipment | Democratic candidate files to run for Hernando SOE | SOE explains budget for FY 2015-2016

Georgia: Nobody knows how anybody votes, voter registrar tells council

Illinois: County challenges voter 'overage' claim | New state election law seen costly for Kendall Co.

Indiana: St. Joseph Co. Dem leader goes after emails on voting sites

Iowa: Burst pipe floods voting machine room

Louisiana: Local activist touts voter outreach | Experts warn voting machines could pose problems

Maryland: Salisbury redistricting plan approved by court

Michigan: Assistance for those who need it | Northern Michigan precincts prepare for voting equipment changes

Minnesota: Modest voter participation in Duluth meets with concern

Missouri: Jackson Co. spending $1.4M on voting machine upgrade

New Jersey: Sen Gill to Christie: Sign voting rights bill | Bergen Co. elections division extends weekend hours through Election Day

New Mexico: House panel schedules meeting in SoS case

North Carolina: NAACP delegation marks end of march to restore voting rights | Swain elections board hires lawyer for county dispute |

Ohio: Ohio's voting machines reaching the end of the line | Miami Co. BOE approves proofed Nov. 3 ballots | Cuyahoga Co. election officials aim to register 10K new voters for November election | Green light for e-poll books in Allen Co.

Pennsylvania: Thousands register to vote online

Rhode Island: BOE threatens to fire executive director | Elections board issues warning to director

Tennessee: Elections chief: Early voting 'lackluster' so far

Texas: Travis Co. to update aging voting tech with new tablet-based system | Public comments sought for voter services, polling centers | After allegations of fraud, court orders new election | Commissioners approve committee to explore vote center concept | County overbilled cities and school districts for elections | Nigerian election officials visit Smith CO. | County plans to refund $500K to entities overcharged in previous elections

Virginia: Buford Middle School gives Charlottesville's voting system a test run | Paper ballots are back, with a twist