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Monday, 14 May 2018

May 12-14, 2018

National News:  Many electronic voting machines are insecure. One county is trying to fix that | Former U.S. and European leaders start group to fight election hacking

Arkansas: Union Co. gears up for May primary elections | Electronic ballot clips two candidates' titles in Pulaski Co. | Former election worker honored for 67 years of volunteering

California: What is the ranked choice voting system?

Colorado: Colorado's Republican secretary of state is a far cry from president, but as Dems seek a blue wave this fall, it may not matter

Connecticut: Special election will cost cash-strapped Hartford $46K | Senate passes National Popular Vote bill

Florida: County upgrades election security measures | Florida voting officials fire back at Rubio's criticism of cyberthreats | Elections office staff recognized by the SWFL Chapter of FPRA | Special election for sales tax increase could cost a million | Florida to monitor Broward election chief

Georgia: Gwinnett Co. holding dual language elections

Illinois: Measure requiring schools that are polling places to send kids home on Election Day heard in committee

Indiana: Voting machines will get updated | Kentucky, Indiana move to keep elections safe from cyberthreats | Republicans, Dems agree Dearborn Co. vote count is accurate; both want answers on dead ballot scanners

Iowa: Area voters will see new voter ID rules at the polls | Voters to experience new changes in 2018 election cycle

Kansas: Election commissioner recommends purchase of new voting equipment | Douglas Co. says its voter registration website is accurate, but will update pages following ACLU complaint

Kentucky: Kentucky, Indiana move to keep elections safe from cyberthreats

Louisiana: House reinstates prisoner voting rights bill | Bid to restore La. voting rights to ex-felons gains traction

Maine: Maine's elections czar still refining how ranked-choice will work | Secretary of state to hold RCV informational meetings

Michigan: Clerk registering voters at schools | Genesee Co. clerk says Michigan should drop May vote

Mississippi: Secretary of state's office names new chief of staff

Montana: 350K primary election ballots in the mail--with a Green twist

Nebraska: State officers say Nebraska at forefront of election security | Early voting rates on the rise in Douglas, Sarpy counties | Two new polling places for voters this primary

New Hampshire: How free are New Hampshire's voting laws | Sununu's questions on voting bills could move quickly to state Supreme Court | Kander speaks out against voter suppression

New York: Fired Rockland elections board worker says he's a victim of politics | Judge dismisses petition seeking to move polling site

North Carolina: Elections director: No problems during primary | Wiggins appointed to Nash Co. elections board

North Dakota: As settlement talks near, Heitkamp says voter ID law 'clearly target' Native Americans, college students

Pennsylvania: What you need to know to vote Tuesday: IDs, ballot selfies, challenges | As primary nears, officials direct Pennsylvanians to votesPA.com | Pennsylvania readies itself for Tuesday's primary election | County wraps up planning for Tuesday's election | Westmoreland elections officials expect fewer voter, much confusion for Tuesday's primary | Polling place confusion in Lycoming Co.

South Carolina: SC will need a lot more money to secure its elections

Tennessee: Analysis finds evidence of cyberattack, surge in Knox election night web traffic | Report: Global cyberassault caused Knox election night server crash | Dukes new county election commissioner | Evidence Ukraine computer involved in Tennessee elections hack

Texas: Many electronic voting machines are insecure. One county is trying to fix that | Saying the state is violating a voter registration law, a federal judge gives Texas until Thursday to propose a fix | Elections marked by voter apathy | How a federal lawsuit could open the door to online voter registration in Texas

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board plans appeal of single board ruling

Virginia: Election official says some voters assigned to wrong precinct | New polling places for some voters since 2016 | Va. election officials assigned 26 voters to the wrong district. It might've cost Dems a pivotal race | Upcoming dual primary election explained

West Virginia: Election night in Marion Co. runs smoothly | Nicholas Co. clerk catches voting error