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December 2016

Friday, 30 December 2016

Thursday, 29 December 2016

December 29, 2016

National News: The difficult path to locking hackers out of America's elections | US electoral system lags among Western democracies: report | U.S. Senators: Russia should be sanctioned for election hacks | White House preparing response to Russian election interference

Alabama: Feds, Alabama reach deal to ensure greater access to driver's licenses

Arizona: Fulton reflects on 12 years as AC recorder

California: Nguyen accuses election officials of rejecting valid votes

Connecticut: Secretary of state launches election audit system

Florida: Hearing Friday in Putnam Co. sheriff election challenges

Illinois: Chicago board of election commissioners continues review of polling place accessibility

Indiana: Howard Co. led state in early voting percentage

Kansas: Sedgwick Co. rolling out new voting machines

Maine: Bristol's first town administrator reflects on 15-year tenure

Michigan: Stein: Election audits should be automatic in Michigan | Presidential election recount cost Kalamazoo Co. $23K

Missouri: Casey retires as election commissioner

New Hampshire: With dozens of NH election law bills on deck, here are 5 issues to watch in 2017

New York: Republican elections commissioner files suit in effort to keep job

North Carolina: Civitas continues its fight against same-day voter registration | Civitas questions voter rolls in 6 counties | Election-count fight may foreshadow new GOP legislation | McCrory wants SBI probe of voter fraud claims, but agency isn't investigating | Fight looms over voter fraud

Ohio: Early voting in OH was up this year, but not because of reforms

Oregon: Oregon's 1st Republican elected to statewide office in 14 years takes office Friday

Virginia: For 12-years, Roanoke Co. registrar kept electoral process moving

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

December 24-27, 2016

National News: Paperless voting machines a hacking risk | Jill Stein calls for investigation into voting system | Electoral integrity in all 50 states, ranked by experts

Arizona: A legend in her time

Arkansas: Northwest Arkansas election officials set agendas for 2017 | Polling places consolidated for special election

California: More changes ahead for California voters in 2017 | Most Influential of 2016: Neal Kelley has made OC registrar of voters a model for others throughout the state

Florida: Voter registration fraud investigation could be underway | Florida's denial of felons' voting rights 'radically out-of-step,' report says | Cutler Bay town clerk resigns; former clerk returns on interim basis

Georgia: Fulton Co. makes strides in November general election, wins award

Illinois: Light makes sure elections run smoothly | Campaign worker wants explanation of poll ejection

Iowa: Special state senate election in Scott Co.

Kansas: Reno Co. commission will consider $538K+ voting machine purchase | The complicated, messy logistics of a potential special election

Maine: LePage: 'Lots of votes" cast unlawfully in Maine, around country

Michigan: Ballot cans must be replaced after recount problems | Adrian clerk: State may force changes in voting equipment | Clerk-elect Spranger claims transition met with resistance from Sabaugh

South Carolina: Early voting bill pre-filed by Aiken Co. delegation

Tennessee: Hamilton Co. election commission to consider more early voting sites

U.S. Virgin Islands: Belardo de O'Neal says elections board plotted against her

Virginia: Petersburg poll workers get paid

West Virginia: Upshur Co. Clerk Debbie Wilfong dies; served county for 43 years | Officials to meet about clerk's post

Wisconsin: Walker: Wisconsin is 'still one of the easiest places in the country to vote'

Friday, 23 December 2016

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

December 21, 2016

National News: 1980s voting-fraud case likely topic at Sessions' hearing

Arizona: Could automatic voter registration become law in AZ? | Apache Co.: Wauneka is county's new recorder

California: Tulare Co. names new registrar in wake of Election Day debacle | Last month's election broke records in California | Tulare Co. approves new Dept. of Registrar of Voters to improve election efficiency

Connecticut: Early voting initiative makes a comeback | Colchester Republican registrar remembered as kind, unselfish

Guam: Bordallo supports push for voting rights in 115th Congress

Illinois: Consolidated GOP primary for Home Township residents only in February

Indiana: Ballots certified after recount

Iowa: Sioux City woman honored as Iowa's longest serving poll worker

Kansas: Russel Co. commissioners consolidate polling places

Michigan: Ballots 'uncountable' for deer park recount

Missouri: St. Louis prosecutor uncovers 'important evidence' in voter fraud probe, turns over case to feds

Montana: Incoming secretary of state makes several appointments | HB 86 seeks to allow youth election judges

New York: Clyne reappointed as Democratic elections commissioner

Ohio: Ohio to start online voter registration in January | Online voter registration begins Jan. 1 | County elections board examines double votes, approves paychecks for poll workers

Oregon: Secretary of state suspends probe of voter robocalls

Tennessee: Tennessee says it found 40 credible claims of voter fraud. What that means. | City council considering 2 new early voting locations in Chattanooga

Texas: Formal election review in motion

U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix election audit finds no problems

Virginia: Registrars prep for special election

West Virginia: Long time clerk honored

Wisconsin: Assembly speaker open to allowing multiple early vote sites

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

December 20, 2016

Alabama: Lawmaker wants early voting in Alabama

Arizona: 20 percent of Arizonans believe widespread voter fraud happened

California: Supervisors to consider appointing new registrars of voters

Connecticut: Brooklyn searching for new Republican registrar | Rep. Tong says he'll introduce early voting bill

Florida: Detzner: Automatic voter registration requires a serious conversation | Latimer advocates for public record exemption of voter file | Supreme Court sets arguments on rights restoration | Second lawsuit filed over Delray special election

Georgia: The move to bilingual ballots and what that means to DeKalb Co. | Fulton Co. could receive Spanish-language election materials

Louisiana: Polling places on the move

Maryland: UMD students win prize for e-voting security idea | Aberdeen Council finally approves charter change to resolve election ties

Michigan: Michigan could use new election legislation, says state director of elections | Recount hits snag with discovery of 'unsecured' ballots | Edwards Twp ballots deemed not recountable

New Mexico: An uphill battle at secretary of state, but Toulouse Oliver says she's up for it

North Carolina: New details in Bladen voter fraud claims | McCrory: Bills reorganize a broken election process

Pennsylvania: Tight election, voter fraud worries, power grab--no, not now, but 175+ years ago

West Virginia: Hechler remembered in memorial service at Culture Center

Wisconsin: Republicans vow to review recount process | Beloit's recount 100 percent accurate

Monday, 19 December 2016

December 17-19, 2016

National News: All this talk of voter fraud? Across U.S., officials found next to none | Election officials focus on whether voter ID laws affected presidential election | President-election applauds lower black turnout | More voters will have access to non-English ballots in the next election cycle

California: Padilla certifies historic results in 'smooth' election | In California, historic 14.6M ballots were cast | SoCal voter turnout up in 2016, except in LA

Connecticut: In memory of Rita B. Robertson, 87 of Ridgefield

Florida: Florida seeking full recount? Here's the real story

Georgia: Five Fulton Co. voters voted early and often

Illinois: No election hacking problems | Proposal fails to keep schools from serving as polling places |

Maine: Opponents drop marijuana recount effort

Michigan: Detroit's election woes: 782 more votes than voters | Detroit election problems go well beyond voting machines | Kent Co. to profit $10K from halted Michigan recount | Still clerking: Township clerk continues job after 52 years

Minnesota: Minnesota switches from caucus to primary election system | No tech glitches in Hennepin Co.'s record-setting 2016 election

Nevada: 2014 Mineral Co. election snafu finally laid to rest

New Hampshire: Abandoning same-day registration could be expensive for NH

New York: NYC man charged with voter fraud in pistol permit scam

North Carolina: McCrory signs controversial Senate GOP elections, court bill| Anson Co. poll worker pay raised

Ohio: After the recount, the open-record requests begin | The vote is in, and paper wins

Oregon: Richardson announces staff appointments

Pennsylvania: Former Luzerne Co. elections director jailed for threats | Democrat declared winner in Pa. House race--by 25 votes

Texas: County to request election probe

Washington: 5,279 county ballots were rejected

West Virginia: Warner says possible DHS hacker sought data from KY, WV, GA | Tennant, Warner divided over hacking claims | Long time county clerk honored

Friday, 16 December 2016

December 16, 2016

National News: EAC issues statement on possible hacking | Homeland Security accessed other state's websites, survey finds | Hacker allegedly stole logins from EAC | Feds probe potential breach at EAC

California: Siskiyou officials certify November election | Special election off the table

Colorado: About 800 Boulder Co. ballots sent to DA for investigation

Florida: Florida's election supervisors want more accurate voter rolls | Janet Cruz files fix for vote-by-mail signature problem

Georgia: Ga. secretary of state still wants alleged cyber attacks investigated

Hawaii: The case for automatic voter registration in Hawaii

Illinois: Recount underway in Champaign Co. auditor's race | Elections board says summer hack did not affect outcome of state's elections

Indiana: County election board to explore voting centers and alternatives in 2017

Kansas: Official seeks driver's license list in voting rights case

Kentucky: Smart says poll officers, deputy clerk made errors

Michigan: Detroit to get new voting machines as city clerk blames state, human error | 95 Detroit poll books missing for several days | Supervisor says some Detroit poll workers not capable of doing the job

Minnesota: Hennepin Co. election official says no technical glitches in record-setting 2016

New Hampshire: NH to join ERIC | Secretary of state singles out two city clerks in records request over election technology

New Jersey: Haledon education officials don't want voting in schools

New York: NYU students win awards for solution to safeguarding voting machines | Real estate developer and his associates stand accused of voter fraud

North Carolina: Senate passes controversial merger of ethics, elections boards | Proposal to split NC elections board between political parties moves ahead | NC election finally done

Ohio: Election audit finds near perfect count | Griffith will not seek new term

Tennessee: Williamson Co. holds election for 2 voters

Texas: Paying postage to vote amounts to a poll tax, Texas congressman says | Bond granted for postal worker charged in voter fraud probe

Vermont: Second recount comes out in Ainsworth's favor by single vote

Virginia: As local election board changes office, integrity of voting process at stake

West Virginia: Kanawha Co. demos new touch screen voting machines | Kanawha commission eyes new voting equipment | WV certifies election