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Thursday, 17 May 2018

May 17, 2018

National News: Google rolls out free cyberattack shield for elections and campaigns

Arkansas: Power outage affects early voting in Craighead Co.| Johnson Co. to buy new voting equipment

California: Court rules Santa Clara violated CA Voting Rights Act | Mail ballot voters asked to double-check election packets | Nevada Co. elections office mails missing info to Grass Valley voters | Ranked choice voting will determine San Francisco's next mayor | Issue reported with San Diego mail ballots | Bid to halt election fails

Connecticut: League considers security of elections

Florida: Amid election cyber-threats, counties plead with state: Send money | Alachua Co. SOE registers Hawthorne students to vote | Lengthy voting lines not expected in Lee Co. despite long ballot

Georgia: Low voter turnout has election official rethinking second early voting location

Idaho: Bad ballots had 2C counting votes past 3am | Brown wins GOP primary despite confusion on ballot

Iowa: Attn. voters: New rules you need to know before primary day | Clinton Co. offers "WhereUVote'

Kentucky: Beshear joins fight against voter suppression laws | Kentucky sees statewide shortage of election officers

Louisiana: Paroles felons may get their voting rights restored | Lawmaker enters race to become La. secretary of state

Maine: Judge rules ranked choice voting group can't intervene in suit to block it | Lewiston spreading the word on ranked choice voting

Maryland: Five Towson-area polling places get additional ballot scanners | College Park residents no longer need an excuse to vote absentee

Massachusetts: How secure are Massachusetts voting systems? | Somerville proposal would make voter registration more accessible

Michigan: Haslett students host voter registration drive | Clerk calls for an end to May elections

Minnesota: Secretary of state calls for access to elections security funds | Simon to lawmakers: We need help stopping Russian hackers--now

Nebraska: More ballots cast early than on election day in Gage Co. | Election day workers keep busy | Secretary of state disappointed by low voter turnout | No easy way to quickly count late-arriving early ballots left in drop boxes | Gage Co. turnout exceeds one third of registered voters | Voter turnout low, but Hall Co. sees more young voters

Nevada: New voting equipment for Mineral Co. introduced

New Hampshire: Preliminary results are in after Southampton voting machine went down | Woodburn asks GOP officials to look into voter database amendment | Voting systems in flux | Council votes to send questions on voting rights bill to Supreme Court | Sununu says he'll likely sign voter residency bill if NH Supreme Court finds no issues

New York: Eldred election to be rescheduled because of storm | Group rallies for voting rights reform

Ohio: Miller retiring from BOE

Oregon: Secretary of state reacts to low primary turnout

Pennsylvania: Flashlights, generators, paper ballots deployed for primaries | Another primary election down fro Mercer Co.

Rhode Island: Council supports early voting bill

Texas: Mayor wants to move city elections to November | Altercation breaks out at Edinburg polling location

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board members appeal single-board decision | BOE members appeal court ruling

West Virginia: Cabell canvass ready to begin; new voting machines eyed