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Tuesday, 08 May 2018

May 8, 2018

National News: Hack-resistant vote machines missing as states gird for '18 vote | US voting systems remain vulnerable 6 months before Election Day | As primaries heat up, states still await election security reviews

Alaska: Hackers broke partway into Alaska's election system in 2016

Arizona: County settles voter accessibility claims with DOJ

Arkansas: New voting machines in Miller Co. for primary | Early voters ready with IDs| Crawford Co. election coordinator faces questions

California: Monterey Co. election department looking forward to using new equipment | State election systems will waiting for security checkups | Longtime clerk-recorder-assessor being challenged by county appraiser | Bay Area counties offering new features to help voters | Absentee ballots delayed in Tulare Co. | LA Co. sued over ban on sex offenders as poll workers

Florida: AG candidates split on felons' voting rights | Rubio applauds idea of election security consultants, but again warns of risks

Georgia: Buckhead library closed to early voting

Illinois: Are 16-year-olds smart enough to vote? Vote16 Illinois thinks so

Indiana: County's new poll pads speed up voter check-in | Early voting closes at Tippecanoe Co. building | MAGA gear a no-no at the polls | County sees doubling in early voting | Last minute election prep wraps up in Vanderburgh Co.

Iowa: Nebraska and Iowa, but not many others, had security checkups of election systems

Kansas: ACLU wants Kobach to pay damages

Louisiana: Appellate court asked to reconsider legality of 1976 felon voting law

Maine: Maine GOP bring federal challenge to ranked choice voting

Massachusetts: How secure are Massachusetts voting systems?

Michigan: Transition to new voting equipment imperfect | Several northern Michigan counties to use new voting machines | Kathy Smith named as interim Macomb Co. clerk | Wexford Co. prepares for primary

Nebraska: Nebraska and Iowa, but not many others, had security checkups of election systems

New Jersey: Judge: Election moves forward | Perez asks for removal of BOE chair over Walker Worthy support

New York: State senators pushing for voter ID law | Assembly woman Jenne votes to make voting more accessible | Resetting Watervliet's out-of-whack election cycles

North Carolina: Wake Co. tightening data security for primary | Mecklenburg Co. taking steps against cyber threats |

Ohio: Mahoning elections board preparing for 'complicated' primary | Clyde wants voting pre-registration for Ohio teenagers | Franklin Co. absentee ballot requests down as more opt for in-person early voting | Two votes, too many? Ohio's 12th District must pick twice for Congress

Tennessee: Vote centers a hit after first election under new format

Texas: Elections administrator explains why bond election isn't over yet | Paper jam in ballot scanner delays vote count in this Texas city

Virginia: 'A great embarrassment': Hopewell electoral board, local officials question appointment of city registrar

Washington: King Co. approves funding for prepaid ballot postage | Metropolitan King Co. council passes measure to fund prepaid postage for mail-in ballots

West Virginia: Harrison, Monongalia counties make election history | New voting machines get first big test in Kanawha Co. Tuesday | How West Virginia is trying to build hacker-proof voting | WV's voter ID law: Some say it's a balance, others say it's not needed at all | Voters now required to bring ID to vote | WV gears up for primary with new election requirements | Statewide early voting up 50 percent from last off-year primary election | Greenbrier Co. prepares for primary

Wyoming: State officials confident in election security