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Thursday, 24 May 2018

May 24, 2018

National News: The simple reform that raises turnout wherever it is tried

Alabama: Homan indicted for false voter registration

Arkansas: Voting woes widespread | What happens during a recount? | Mechanical problems delay Lonoke Co. vote results | Vote centers a step closer | Elections allowed those lacking voter ID to take advantage of provisional ballots | Thurston secures GOP spot in secretary of state race | Voting patterns continue to shift

California: SJ Civil Grand Jury tests election machines | One voter, two registration forms: Errors reported in rollout of California's 'motor voter' system | Bay area voters accidentally unregistered | LA Co. seeks community input on vote center locations

Florida: Scott orders state officials to obtain $19M in federal dollars | No federal cybersecurity money before election, state says | Yesterday money wasn't there for election cybersecurity. Now it is. What changed? | Supervisor of elections addresses issues during historic Thomas Co. election | Elections official concerned about voter turnout for July elections | Advisor says cybersecurity threats 'real' ahead of state election | State, Broward elections chiefs provide few details about closed-door meeting | 'The threat is real': DHS official discusses cybersecurity and Florida elections

Georgia: Ballot error lead to late vote-count | Secretary of state's office investigating four election day issues | Disability advocates say Augusta polling place is not ADA compliant

Guam: Support given for voting rights of Guamanians

Hawaii: More than 6K absentee applications to be mailed to voters affected by lava

Illinois: Aurora approves lease for downtown county clerk's office

Iowa: New Iowa laws mean earlier absentee voting deadline, ID requirement | New technology making voting easier in Marion Co.

Maine: Maine Republicans make their legal case against ranked-choice voting | Secretary of state tries to clear air on ranked choice voting

Maryland: Raskin, Hoyer warn of potential future election interference | Ballots won't be reprinted

Mississippi: Mississippi slated to receive some election security money

New Hampshire: NH Supreme Court to review whether state voter database should be provided to lawsuit plaintiffs | Bill on power to delay NH town elections fails; secretary of state candidates react

New Jersey: Poor security of NJ election system prompts move to revamp | Experts stress importance of paper backups for election security

North Carolina: How the state will safeguard the 2018 midterm ballot boxes

Ohio: New, updated voting machines could be coming to Ohio voters

Oregon: Groups call Ore. primary voter-turnout reports 'misleading'

Texas: Rangers arrest 3 in Edinburg illegal voting case | State begins investigation on alleged voter fraud in Gregg Co.

U.S. Virgin Islands: Supreme Court appeal in territorial voting rights case gets boost | Magras becomes third departing member of elections board

West Virginia: Preston Co. officials recount votes

Wyoming: Legislature looks at establishing trust fund for voting machines | Portion of state highway declared 'Wyoming Women's Suffrage Pathway'