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July 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017

July 29-31, 2017

National: Hackers at DefCon conference exploit vulnerabilities in voting machines | US elections are an easier target for Russian hackers than once thought | Timeline: Foreign efforts to hack state election systems and how officials responded | Top lawyer for civil rights at DOJ leaving after roughly 6 months

Alabama: State sending poll watchers to Dothan Tuesday

Arkansas: Arkansas resubmits voter data | Secretary of state acknowledges report of voter info for sale | Election equipment needed

California: Man sues county so he can personally recount last year's election votes

Colorado: In Larimer, 600 withdraw or make data private | Millennials, minority groups are not expected to vote in 2018, study says

Connecticut: Woodbridge Democrat eyes Merrill's seat

Delaware: New law eases access to absentee voting

Florida: Machines for disabled voters to be installed in Lake Co. | Florida releases voter data | Voters cancel registrations | Earley fighting WH panel backlash | Bring in the FBI, candidate says, to get to bottom of absentee fraud

Georgia: Latino groups, Gwinnett cities dispute Spanish-language elections materials compliance | Voting rights challenged for Thunderbolt resident

Guam: Bill introduced to move primary date earlier

Illinois: Marion Co. clerk announces biennial purge of voters | Illinois elections officials to review new request for data | Tazewell auditor launches bid for county clerk post

Indiana: Public hearing on vote center concept is Tuesday

Iowa: New voting machines explained

Kentucky: KY secretary works with hackers to restore constituent confidence

Michigan: Sneak peak at new voting machines | August primary to introduce new equipment in many places | Eastpointe adds voting precincts to lessen wait times | Precincts 11, 14 combine, move to new voting | New voting equipment set to be delivered to county Monday | Lansing city clerk extends absentee walk-in voting hours

New York: Herkimer Co. BOE looking for poll workers | Ulster Co. Dems tap new elections commissioner

Oregon: Secretary of state releases more limited policy on voter information

Pennsylvania: Wolf writes, shares another rejection letter to WH panel

Rhode Island: Gorbea gets a win with voter registration law

Tennessee: City council members express uncertainty, doubt over IRV

Texas: GOP ballot fraud bills focus on criminal penalties, but critics say more change needed | House pursue crackdown on mail-in ballot fraud | County passes halfway point in ADA repairs

Utah: Group files lawsuit against Utah's Lt. Gov. over voter data access

Virginia: Jesse Jackson encourages voter participation in Va. | Elections staff: Why isn't state covering salaries?

West Virginia: State making progress on trimming voter rolls

Wisconsin: Barrett raises concerns over request for voter info | Election commission responds to WH request

Friday, 28 July 2017

July 28, 2017

National News: Kobach says WH voter panel will keep data secure. Some states aren't buying it | Voting commission again asks states for voter data, vows to protect records | Senate panel moves bill to deter foreign meddling | Warner wants election-hacking to warrant a US cyber response

Arizona: Secretary of state gets new request for voter data | Voters allegedly canceling registration

Arkansas: Arkansas again submits info to voting commission

Colorado: No evidence 5K voters who unregistered were ineligible to vote, secretary of state says | Boulder Co. seeks suggestions for voter service center sites

Florida: Snipes to testify in voter list trial

Georgia: Tom Smiley appointed as chairman of Hall elections board

Idaho: Denney gets new voter data request

Iowa: Pates speaks with Sioux Center residents on voter ID bill

Kentucky: Grimes again a 'No' on sending Kentucky voter data

Maine: Dunlap balks at commission's new request for Maine's voter data

Maryland: College Park considers allowing noncitizens to vote in city elections

Missouri: County prepares for August special election | Testing, testing | Greene Co. election testing

New Hampshire: ACLU-NH suit to block NH from sharing voter data has Aug. 7 hearing

New Mexico: NM SOS shoots down second info request from WH voter commission

North Carolina: Judges chide slow pace of fixing voting maps in NC | Elections board votes to move 14 precincts temporarily

Ohio: Elections board will not hire seasonal worker seeking public office

Oregon: Richardson limits voter rolls info disclosure

Texas: New voting machines for Brewster County | Edinburg official protests early voting hours

Utah: Group sues to block released of voter data | More than 68K mistakenly sent GOP ballots in Utah Co.

Virginia: County polling place shifting to new school

Washington: Clallam auditor's office rejects election challenge | New ballot drop boxes

West Virginia: County getting ready for special election

Wisconsin: County clerk looks to buy ADA ExpressVote machines

Thursday, 27 July 2017

July 27, 2017

National News: Hackers plan to break into 30 voting machines to put election meddling to test | Poll: Half of president's voters say he won popular vote | Facebook funds Harvard group trying to fight election hacking

Alabama: Alabama clashes with advocacy group in federal court over felony disenfranchisement suit | 'This is the law': Senate race will test new crossover voting rule | JeffCo creates 2 new polling places for Hoover voters

Arkansas: Election commission lawsuit drags onward

California: Worried about election hacking, LA Co. officials are turning to hackers for help | Potential special election could cost city thousands

Florida: State finds evidence of voter fraud in PBC | Some Florida voters cancelled registrations | Politician rips Post's coverage of absentee ballot fraud

Georgia: Ga. still hasn't shared data with WH panel | In Gwinnett, Latino groups threaten more voting rights litigation

Iowa: Pate welcomes election commission; notes data request 'not thought through'

Maryland: Citing jail concerns, Washington Co. election board books new early voting site

Massachusetts: Court ruling renews push to streamline voter ballot access | Weymouth clerk disagrees with voter reg ruling

Michigan: Out with the old voting equipment, in with the new for Meridian Twp. | Kid Rock launches voter registration nonprofit

Minnesota: State to provide funds to counties for election equipment

Missouri: Ashcroft talks voter ID in Joplin

Montana: Director of elections leaves secretary of state's office

New Mexico: Santa Fe council votes to delay ranked choice voting | With 6-2 vote, Santa Fe council leaves ranked choice on hold

South Carolina: Richland elections office getting $434K boost in wake of apology

Texas: Stanart questions Russian hacking claims, says elections secure| Senate backs crackdown on mail-in ballot fraud | TX Senate backs crackdown on mail-in ballot fraud

Utah: Counties seek state's help with special election cost | Some GOP ballots accidentally sent to unaffiliated voters

Wisconsin: In Springfield, new clerk settling in

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

July 26, 2017

National News: Five things to watch for at 'hacker summer camp' | DOJ IG testimony may shed light on 2016 election inquiry

Alabama: Group suing to force Ala. to add thousands of convicted felons to state voting rolls | Berry High School voting site moves to new location

Arizona: City of Tucson conducting an all ballot by mail primary

California: Riverside officials push back on Russian hacking report | Padilla reaffirms Calif. will not comply with data request

Colorado: Award honors high schools for voter reg rate

Florida: Broward's voting rolls challenged by conservative group | State lawmakers dismiss fraud allegations as racist and unfair | ERIC tries to make its way to Florida

Idaho: Idaho looks to certify new election equipment

Kansas: Judge OKs sanction of Kobach in voting rights case | Judge says Kobach has shown pattern of misleading court, won't lift fine or deposition order

Maine: A conversation with Matthew Dunlap

Massachusetts: Galvin plans appeal of ruling on voter reg deadline | Local election officials say they will make new voting rules work

Michigan: Senior millage brings unplanned cost to Kalamazoo Co. election

New Hampshire: Mixed feelings from voters about data being released

New Jersey: Mercer Co. launches vote-by-mail initiative

North Carolina: Republican elections officials vote for a Democrat chairman | NC Supreme Court sets Aug. 28 date for BOE lawsuit

Ohio: Butler Co. offers public testing of voting machines

Pennsylvania: Voting machine choice depends on certification| Blair commissioners looking at new voting machines

South Carolina: Richland Co. elections commission asking for budget increase

Tennessee: Juxtaposing views greet voting change

Texas: County approves $11K for updates to church to keep it as vote center

Washington: Residents request state oversight of Whitman Co. auditor's office

Wisconsin: WI House Dems urge state to reject voter data request

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

July 25, 2017

National News: Judge clears way for commission to collect voter data | Judge allows White House commission's data request | Eric Holder: Voter fraud commission led by 'fact-challenged zealot'

Arizona: ACLU of AZ seeks information on state's cooperation with WH commission

Arkansas: Wilkins sues election commissioners

California: Were Riverside Co. voters really victims of Russian hackers? | Santa Rosa accused of unfair elections

Colorado: Voter registration withdrawals spike in Logan Co.

Florida: Elderly Miami woman admits to voter fraud, but will she get jail time? | Absentee ballot fraud case fizzles in PBC

Idaho: Secretary of state requests counties participate in Crosscheck program

Illinois: Will Co. clerk not seeking re-election

Iowa: Pate submits election commission correspondence 

Kansas: More early voting centers open this week | Advanced voter turnout 'extremely low' so far for local primary elections

Maryland: Wicomico Co. expands building for new elections board location

Massachusetts: Judge rules state's voter registration deadline is unconstitutional | Court rules MA reg deadlines are unconstitutional

Minnesota: St. Paul: Even-year elections effort may head to court as signature drives falls short

Nevada: Reno councilman exploring bid for secretary of state

New Hampshire: AG's office clarifies voter ID law ahead of special election

New York: NY expands access to voter registration forms

Ohio: Voter fraud is rare, Husted tells election commission

Pennsylvania: Group seeks 22K signatures to replace voting machines in Allegheny Co.

Virginia: Waynesboro electoral board seeks new location for Ward A voters

Washington: Seattle launches campaign to register homeless voters

Monday, 24 July 2017

July 22-24, 2017

National News: Top Dem: President's commission will accomplish what Putin wants

Arizona: Voter registration on the rise in AZ | President taunts states, like Arizona, that denied voter data to task force

Arkansas: Voting centers likely for 2018 primary in Howard Co.

California: DA: Hackers penetrated voter registrations in 2016 through state's election site | Hacking of Riverside Co. voter info among catalysts for plant to counter feared Russian attack

Florida: Voter fraud in PBC: State attorney finds crimes, but no suspect | Haines City commission keeps two polling places

Georgia: Clean up of state's voter rolls underway | ACLU sends Cobb, Gwinnett complaint letters over notice sent to voters

Idaho: Strong words from secretary of state over voter fraud commission suit | Denney: Vote-by-mail not the answer to voter apathy

Illinois: State elections board to take up election fraud questions next month

Iowa: Elections official 'disappointed' with Homeland Security secretary | Democrat Mowrer eyeing Pate challenge in 2018

Kansas: Lehman reappointed election commissioner | Kobach voter fraud work presses on nationally, locally

Maryland: Cardin renews call to create national standard for restoring voting rights

Massachusetts: Same day voter registration worries town clerks | Panel to review Lowell's election system amid bias complaints

Michigan: State helps fund new voting equipment in St. Clair Co. | Five people seek open Dearborn city clerk position | Attorney says Macomb clerk faces smear campaign

Missouri: Ashcroft comes to Warsaw on voter ID tour

Nevada: Report projects 420K fewer Nevadans to vote in 2018

New Hampshire: AG office clarifies voter ID law

New York: Marchers celebrate 100 years of voting in NY

Pennsylvania: County election directors don't see fraud in area

Rhode Island: Gorbea says AVR coming soon

Tennessee: Revival of ranked choice voting marks Phillips' attention to detail

Texas: Senate panel to hear testimony on anti-voter fraud bill | Concerns raised in Edinburg about upcoming election | Texas Senate panel targets mail-in ballot fraud after high-profile case | Mail-in ballot fraud bill sails through Senate committee

Utah: Lawmaker to push Utah voter privacy bill following commission's data grab

Friday, 21 July 2017

July 21, 2017

National News: Inside the secret plan to stop Vladimir Putin's U.S. election plot | Samantha Bee tears down president's election commission | The insecurity of America's old and underfunded voting systems| Democrats, civil rights groups aim to block WH commission | In break with president, top Intel, Homeland Security officials affirm Russia's election meddling | Obama produced plan to counter potential Election Day cyber attack

Alabama: Gordon mayor indicted on voter fraud, theft charges

Arkansas: Panel approves rules enforcing voter ID law

California: County sets its sights on updated 'secure' voting system | A new suit says lawmakers broke the law when they changed recall election rules

Connecticut: Secretary Merrill alarmed over White House panel

Florida: Statewide campaign to restore ex-felon voting rights hosts conference in Orlando | Officials look to calm voters as panel looks into fraud

Georgia: Forsyth Co. looking to clean up voter rolls

Idaho: Democrats win settlement with secretary of state

Illinois: Confusion over whether Rauner will sign AVR

Montana: Montana elections chief alleges voter fraud in May balloting

New Hampshire: Gardner: Give election commission a chance

New Jersey: Mail-in ballot mystery investigated after primary votes show up 1 month late

New Mexico: Debate over ranked choice voting casts doubt

North Carolina: NC court: New elections board can stay vacant | NC elections oversight is frozen between old and new with local votes approaching

North Dakota: Dozens of people voted with incorrect addresses

Oklahoma: Concerned Oklahomans contacting election officials about data request

Pennsylvania: County election directors don't see voter fraud | Wolf, others question White House commission

South Dakota: Eleven counties recommended to receive HAVA election aid

Tennessee: Memphis will scrap city council runoffs in 2019 | Algood City Hall still voting precinct despite complaints

Texas: Victoria Co. seeks election judges, poll workers

Utah: Judge: San Juan Co. election maps must be redrawn again

Vermont: Condos tells voter fraud panel it can best help voters by folding | Secretary of state heads US association

Thursday, 20 July 2017

July 20, 2017

National News: Shrugging off controversy, White House voter panel seeks more personal data | President accuses election officials of hiding something | White House panel holds first meeting in effort to probe voter fraud | States bristled, but at least 30 will give personal voter data to panel | Presidents says no conclusions have been drawn up as voting fraud panel starts its work | Activists urge voters to stay registered

Arkansas: Arkansan on voter panel says data request 'raised concerns'

California: As WH panel meets, some local officials say voters needn't worry about election fraud | California's top elections official continues to balk at request for voter data

Colorado: National Voters With Disabilities Week takes place in Mesa Co. | County seeks to reduce the number of precincts

Connecticut: Merrill leads charge against voter-data quest

Florida: A mock election opens Flagler supervisor's office to public, but potato vote a shock | Forget reports of hacks, elections supervisor assures commissioners | Latimer to serve on election security task force | Voters 'whipped into a frenzy' get the facts from Seminole elections chief

Georgia: Two Georgia foes fight over voting as both run for governor

Kansas: Illegal voting? Not much in Kobach's home state | ACLU wants changes to voter registration information on SOS website

Kentucky: Grimes criticizes federal request for voter info

Maine: Legislature poised to take one more shot at fixing ranked-choice voting

Michigan: Burton to get new voting equipment

Minnesota: Secretary of state visits Beltrami Co. for 2016 election feedback

Missouri: Ashcroft stops in Bolivar to talk about state's new ID law

Nevada: Will Nevada data be safe if given to election commission?

New Hampshire: At first election commission meeting, Gardner focuses on public trust, voter ID laws | Voter fraud unnecessary to sway elections, Gardner tells panel

New Jersey: Several NJ counties send out vote-by-mail applications to every voter

North Carolina: Jackson commissioners and elections board disagree over budget authority | Court to rule on law on governor's elections role | For BOE, it's a waiting game with appointments

Ohio: Secretary of state candidate wants fair elections, high turnout for Ohio | Blackwell defends work on election commission

Rhode Island: RI governor signs automatic voter reg into law

South Carolina: State election commission pushes back against attempted hacking claims

South Dakota: Secretary of state ends budget year with a surplus

Tennessee: Mock election in '19 could test ranked choice voting | Secretary of state: Giving voter information to WH panel illegal

Texas: Judge weigh scrapping reformed Texas voter-ID law | Public hearing on vote centers | Citizens fret over voter data

Washington: Wyman is cancer-free | New drop boxes prepped for primary

West Virginia: WV clerk attends meeting of elections panel | Public interest groups renew call for WV to withhold voter data

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

July 19, 2017

National News: White House election commission, already under fire, holds first meeting | After privacy controversy, voter fraud panel gets to work | Voter commission hasn't even met, and it's already off to a rough start | Amid skepticism and scrutiny, election integrity commission holds first meeting | Election commission now facing 7 federal lawsuits | Democrats request Kobach's removal | Judge denies injunction against WH fraud panel | Voter fraud extremely rare, conference panel agrees | Former Clinton and Romney campaign chiefs join forces to fight election hacking

Arkansas: County receives voting equipment | Mock election educates people with disabilities on voting

California: Rep. Anna Eshoo asks WH election commission to withdraw voter data request

Colorado: Colorado senator demands White House end voter fraud commission

Georgia: Election board consolidates voting precincts | Voter data protection at the forefront of secretary of state race | ACLU suing Ga. county after polling place changes in black neighborhoods

Idaho: Democratic leadership meets with secretary of state on voter data | Idaho won't comply with voter data request

Illinois: Lawmaker concerned about proposed tweak to nursing home voter registration

Indiana: In face of fraud study, secretary of state cites Hoosier election integrity | Input sought on vote center plan

Iowa: Johnson Co. unveils new voting equipment | ACLU of Iowa submits FOIA request for voter fraud commission communications

New Hampshire: NH SoS goes to DC for inaugural meeting of election commission

New Jersey: Study finds small but persistent NJ voter disability gap

New York: Officials want Plattekill polling place moved due to bridge work

Pennsylvania: Advocates push for new, manually audited voting machines in Allegheny Co.

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission demonstrates ranked choice voting system

Texas: County might replace aging voting machines | Groups want voter ID law scrapped, state put under judge's supervision for decade | Bills to increase penalties for voter fraud filed

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

July 18, 2017

National News: Democrats step up campaign against White House elections panel | WH panel urges courts to allow data collection

Alabama: Allegations of potential ballot fraud in Dothan election

Arkansas: Court orders Fox to prepare for school elections | Counties new voting equipment arrives

Colorado: Colorado to require advanced post-election audits | 88 percent of voter withdrawals are from Dems, unaffiliated | Colorado first state to use algorithm software to safeguard election

Connecticut: Brookfield to pay $65K in Dunkerton's legal fees

Delaware: Delaware wants to restrict access to voter data

Georgia: Elections and registration supervisor resigns

Idaho: Canyon Co. seeks firm to help polling places meet federal compliance

Iowa: Registration drives set for voters with disabilities

Kansas: Kobach faces misconduct investigation by Kansas High Court | Changes to mail-in ballot voting in effect for August primary

Michigan: Otsego Co. voters will see new state-mandated voting machines

Mississippi: Forrest Co. officials discuss upcoming special election| Study: Mississippians with disabilities had high voter turnout in '16

Montana: Stapleton's call for voting changes worries election officials

Nebraska: Secretary of state responds to data request | Gale says he's against creating a national voter registration database

New Mexico: 3 NM congressional delegates sponsor bill to repeal WH panel

New York: Ulster's Democratic elections commissioner resigns

Oregon: Crafard to retire as county clerk

Pennsylvania: Activists laying out options to urge Allegheny Co. to acquire new voting machines

South Carolina: SC voters canceling their registration, but numbers tiny so far

Tennessee: New elections administrator hired

Texas: State approves countywide voting or Upshur | Harris Co. officials won't say whether election systems were targeted

Virginia: Waynesboro Ward A likely to have changed polling place

West Virginia: Secretary of state's office offers resources for voters with disabilities