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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

May 16, 2018

National News: Ryan schedules US election security briefing for lawmakers

Arizona: Tucson 'augmented reality' mural used as incentive to register young adults to vote

Arkansas: Free voting machines for Marion Co. | Voters turnout slow, Northwest Arkansas election officials say

California: Registrar of voters races to fix error in voter info guide | Three candidates seek seat of Nevada Co. clerk-recorder

Colorado: Pitch made for ranked choice voting in Pueblo mayoral election | Summit Co. clerk grapples with sending double number of ballots to unaffiliated voters

Florida: Hispanic group kicks off voter registration campaign | Florida felon takes lead in fight to restore voting rights | Elections chief asks for budget bump to boost security

Georgia: Same name, wrong school: Paulding elections worker mistakenly places signs outside Cobb voting precinct | Judge grants request for docs linked to Atlanta mayoral vote probe | ACLU letter prompts Cobb elections email change

Idaho: Ballot snafu in Meridian resolved | No, Ada Co. is not running out of Democratic ballots | Local woman works the polls for decades | Polls close; extension request denied | Poll workers report high turnout | Democratic ballot shortage reported at some Ada, Canyon polls

Illinois: Nonprofit wants Illinois' voting age to be lowered to 16 for local elections | State election board director says hacking 'a declaration of war' | Aurora election commission in business for at least another month

Indiana: Bad batch of batteries cited as source of voting machine woes

Iowa: Secretary of state

Kansas: New voting machines get a test run | Former cabinet official Dennis Taylor running for secretary of state

Louisiana: Two Saints voice support for Louisiana felon voting rights bill

Maine: Ranked-choice voting education campaigns underway as primary nears

Minnesota: St. Louis Park finalizes charter change to allow ranked-choice voting

Montana: Multiple ballots cause some confusion for Montana voters

Nebraska: Thin turnout across Lincoln as voters head to the polls | Enven wins GOP primary for secretary of state

New Hampshire: Vote-counting machine crashes in Southampton, delaying election results | AG drafted bill's language barring release of voter database for civil litigation discovery requests | Sununu to seek state Supreme Court opinion on voting bill

New York: Senate Dems look to simplify voting process ahead of federal and state primaries

Oregon: Primary ballot totals suggest lowest voter turnout in at least 16 years | Umatilla Co. paying $43K for May election | Clackamas Co. clerk will face runoff election

Pennsylvania: Here's what to do if you spot voting shenanigans on primary day in Philly | Voter turnout for primary election low and slow in Western Pennsylvania | Here's why come York Co. voters didn't know who was on the ballot until they got in the booth | Federal, state agencies monitor Pa. voting system for fraud | Luzerne Co. voter turnout 'very low' so far, election director says | DHS send officials to Pa. on primary day | Storm a hindrance on primary election day, but voting goes one | Storm crashes election day, causes power outages | York Twp. polling location opens with some problems | Storm knocks out power, backup batteries at Harrisburg polling place | Storm-related outages delay counting ballots | Polling places staying open despite storm, but turnout might suffer | State High students boost voter registrations among young people | Construction causes confusion near polling place | Storm damages Carbon Co. polling place | Senior facilities miss ballot deadline

Rhode Island: Secretary of state outlines ways to boost election security

Texas: Travis Co. clerk to May early voters: 'Where are you?' | Low turnout makes cost per vote high

Utah: Utah voters report unauthorized changes to registrations

Virginia: Simonds won't challenge misassigned voters

Washington: Inslee OKs prepaid ballot postage--except in King Co. | Washington will pay for ballot postage to boost turnout | Joint statement on King Co.'s exclusion from statewide prepaid ballots

West Virginia: Recount requested in 38th delegate district

Wisconsin: Costs of special elections