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Monday, 18 June 2018

June 16-18, 2018

National News: Dozens of states tighten election security, by going back to paper

Alaska: City prepares for special election

Arizona: Two groups of young people aim to shake up Arizona's voter rolls | Secretary of state hopefuls trade barbs in Mohave Co. debate

California: California to spend $134M securing voting systems ahead of November elections | Registrar rejects signatures for election reform measure | Behind the scenes of Shasta Co.'s vote counting process | California counties see higher turnout under new vote model | Compton files restraining order against SLO Co. elections office | Five counties, 2 in Bay Area, report mailed ballots boost turnout

Colorado: Hundreds of primary votes won't count in El Paso Co. | Two ballots aren't better than one; hundreds of ballots won't count

Connecticut: Wallingford registrar of voters petitions for ballot spot after losing nomination

Florida: Rick Scott fires back in election-year early voting lawsuit | Supervisor of elections warns voters about misleading mailings

Georgia: Lack of paper trail a concern amid fears of election hacking

Hawaii: Hawaii gets $3.2M to thwart election hacking

Illinois: Why Illinois counties are getting $13.2M to safeguard voting information from hackers | High court ruling on voter registration worries McLean Co. clerk candidate | Macon Co. struggling to find election poll workers

Iowa: Voters without IDs a small share of primary electorate

Indiana: Anderson, former mayor to pay $30K in ballot lawsuit

Kansas: Well-known Republican seeking secretary of state nomination

Kentucky: Coin toss decides magistrate race

Louisiana: Polling places to be relocated

Maine: Process to count ranked-choice ballots expected to take a few days | So who won 2 of Maine's Democratic primary contests? Scanning, scanning... | Political 'Survivor': Ranked-choice gets underway | Waiting game drags on as Maine adjusts to ranked-choice voting | Maine elections chief compares ranked-choice vote count to 'trying to get through a burning barn in a gasoline suit'

Maryland: Early voting centers in MoCo receive influx of voters

Massachusetts: Belmont's town clerk receives 'Town Clerk of the Year' award

Michigan: Democrats propose changing legal voting age to 16

Minnesota: Supreme Court strikes state law banning political apparel in polling places

Montana: Election counts took longer due to write-ins

Nevada: Nevada to consider changes after court's voter purge ruling

New Jersey: Citing safety concerns, Rooney bill prohibits using schools as polling places | Florham Park clerk weighs in on voting in schools

North Carolina: NC Republicans are back with a new plan for strict voter laws | House OKs changes to early voting | Cooper vetoes elections bills

North Dakota: Al Jaeger secures NDGOP letter of support

Ohio: County get new voting machines

Pennsylvania: Changes to Pennsylvania's election process being considered | Use of schools as polling places questioned

South Carolina: Horry Co. finds unaccounted for votes

Tennessee: Court ruling likely won't affect Putnam voters

Texas: Harrison Co. seeks new election equipment after vendor change | Starr Co. election probe quietly moves forward

Wisconsin: State elections commission to send 348K postcards urging voter registration | Voters with disabilities need help too: Class teaches how