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July 2018

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

July 31, 2018

Editor’s Note: From July 30 through August 10 electionline will be working in the Mountain Time Zone and therefore stories will be posted each day by 8 a.m. Eastern. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Arizona: AZ named one of the most vulnerable states for an election hack | Eric Spencer: On elections, war, and jumps from a plane

California: Mission Viejo will go its own way with new 'cumulative voting' system | County launches committee to improve elections

Florida: Supervisor of elections holds 'Midnight Happiness' before registration deadline | St. Johns Co. supervisor of elections say anonymous survey isn't from her office | Escambia Co. feeling impact of Florida's write-in loophole | Rep. Kathy Castor urges USF to create early voting site | Fennoy seeks student holiday on primary election day

Georgia: Election security could be an issue in governor's race | Paulding elections office to recount votes in school board runoff | Secretary of state's phone app has links to Kemp's social media accounts for campaign

Hawaii: Early walk-in voting starts across Hawai'i

Illinois: SBOE starts program to combat cyberattacks

Kansas: McClendon: Paper ballot backup, better voting machines can ensure election security | Kansas ACLU introduces election protection hotline to assist voters

Kentucky: Homeland Security reviews election security

Massachusetts: Legislature sends AVR bill to governor's desk

Mississippi: Hosemann highlights election security

Missouri: Ashcroft calls report of Russian hackers targeting McCaskil 'a whole lot of nothing' | St. Louis Co. offers additional absentee voting sites | Strange error on some St. Louis Co. sample ballots creating cause for concern

New York: Broadway cast of Hamilton will host voter registration at Richard Rodgers Theatre | LaLota wins new term at Suffolk elections board

North Carolina: Elections board adds familiar member

Ohio: Voter receives bogus text message of polling place change | Voters misled and confused in Hocking Co.

Oklahoma: Oklahoma school districts schedule Election Day holiday

Pennsylvania: Taxpayers could foot bill for mandated voting machines | State changes 'motor voter' registration two years ago to weed out noncitizens

Tennessee: Williamson doubles early voting turnout from 2014 | Early voting total of 22K sets record | Preparations underway ahead of elections

Texas: With less federal supervision, Texas drops more people from voter rolls

Wisconsin: Dane Co. clerk assures voters electronic voting is secure | Madison college students encouraged to vote early since primary coincides with move-out day | How is Wisconsin government making elections secure? | Local election security training aims to prevent foreign hacking | Moving on election day does not make you ineligible to vote, clerk says

West Virginia: Secretary of state: More than $6.5M in federal funding to aide county election security | Voatz mobile election system set to open up for November election

Monday, 30 July 2018

July 28-30, 2018

Editor’s Note: From July 30 through August 10 electionline will be working in the Mountain Time Zone and therefore stories will be posted each day by 8 a.m. Eastern. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

National News: Despite president's assurances, state's struggling to protect 2020 election | Lacking direction from White House, intelligence agencies scramble to protect midterm elections from hackers | Russia is the 'dark cloud' that hangs over midterm elections

Alabama: 11th Circuit hears NAACP challenge to voter ID law | Alabama expanding voter fraud probe in Black Belt

Arizona: Ballot harvesting still illegal, county attorney says | Officials defend state's ban on ballot harvesting

Arkansas: Girls get taste of suffragist history

California: Mission Viejo likely first California city to use cumulative voting | San Francisco tests new election voting system | Possible new election twist for those who want to rank more than 3 candidates | This elections company lost its license. Did it change it's name to do business in SLO

Colorado: Secretary of state candidate focuses on voting rights | Denver director of elections to step down | Pueblo's mayor race sparks interest in ranked-choice elections

Delaware: County BOE seeking help with election

Florida: Local religious group trying to restore convict voting rights | SOE office open late for voters | Elections supervisor taking no chances with security | School district plans to keep students home on election day | Election officials hard pressed dto put early voting sites in area colleges | A chat with Miami-Dade elections supervisor | Despite federal ruling, Jacksonville college campuses won't have early voting this year | Florida spending millions for election security | Protecting the vote: 'We have every control that's conceivable' | Counties focus on vote security | Broward Co. seeks about 100 more poll workers

Illinois: New AVR law won't slow efforts to reach out to potential new voters face-to-face

Indiana: Tippecanoe Co. seeks to replace voting machines by 2021 | State. local governments taking steps to improve election security | 'A lot of work' still needed in Lake Co. precinct reduction

Iowa: Elections bosses: Disabilities won't stop Iowa voters | State appeals voter ID injunction

Kansas: New ballots on Johnson Co. voting machine create confusion | Who will follow Kobach in voting office

Louisiana: Acting secretary of state defends his account of predecessor's sexual harassment case

Massachusetts: State lawmakers working on legislation to regulate AVR | Early voting for the Nov. 6 election will be available to all Mass. voters

Michigan: Area clerks train for election | Kalamazoo Co. replaces hundreds of incorrect absentee ballots | County clerk accused of stealing sunglasses at bar | Communities to share cost of maintaining election equipment

Minnesota: Early voting on pace to set a record

Mississippi: AG Jim Hood asking Congress to do more to protect elections

Missouri: Voting machines put to the test a week ahead of primary

Montana: Russian hackers probed Montana's election system in 2016

Nevada: Nevada boosts election security ahead of 2018 election | Nevada aims to avoid software, human errors in general election

New York: Suffolk GOP names D'Abramo as deputy elections commissioner

North Carolina: State board wants public input on voting machines | Elections officials, public preview new voting machines | Cooper vetoes ballot language bills OK'd in special session | Brenda Blount steps down from Alamance BOE | State board to decide one-stop voting schedule | Organizations work to make voting on and off campus more accessible

Ohio: Federal election security money requires Cleveland-area county to hire vendor

Oregon: Secretary of state adding more cybersecurity to prevent hackers from affecting elections

Pennsylvania: State review of voter registrations narrows list of potentially ineligible voters to 8,698 | As Wolf moves to beef up election security, Metcalf slams governor over illegal registrations

Rhode Island: Secretary of state working to ensure election security

Tennessee: Shelby Co. election commission taking extra precaution with security | Early voting finishes strong | Some Houston Co. voters will have new polling places

Texas: Secretary of state takes issue with hacking report | Texas AG probes voter fraud in Agua SUD election | Wichita Co. nearing decision for new voting locations | As midterms near, is Texas confident in its election security

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voting machines put to the test

Utah: Utah receiving $4M federal funds to improve election security

West Virginia: Secretary of state's office warns of cybersecurity threats

Wisconsin: Voting systems in Wisconsin can be hacked, security experts warn

Friday, 27 July 2018

July 27, 2018

Editor’s Note: From July 30 through August 10 electionline will be working in the Mountain Time Zone and therefore stories will be posted each day by 8 a.m. Eastern. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

National News: The 21st-Century way to vote | McCaskill introduces bill to prohibit and penalize voter disinformation | Rep. Devin Nunes suggests banning electronic voting systems |

Alaska: Prepping for 2018, state takes a look at 2020

Arkansas: Polling sites out of ADA compliance

California: LA Co. supervisors approve plan to increase inmate voter registration | Napa Co. to spring for ballot envelope postage

Colorado: Amber McReynolds, Denver's director of elections, is leaving her post to advocate for Colorado-style voting in other states

Connecticut: New registrar jumps into busy season

Florida: State's online voter registration system fully operational | 'A timeless sentence': The face of Florida's lawsuit over felons' voting rights | Suncoast Women of Action teams with SOE to host informational ballot meeting | Student leaders call for early voting locations on campus | Popularity of mail-in ballots continues to rise

Georgia: Election security could be an issue for Georgia's Kemp | Feds confirm Russian hackers visited election websites for 2 local counties | Provisional ballots delay result in lt. governor race | Judge dismisses Augusta commission candidate's complaint about traffic jams costing her votes

Hawaii: County puts out urgent call for 20 West Hawaii poll workers

Iowa: As midterm elections near, Iowa voting law changes | County auditors say officials told to ignore judge's order

Kansas: Republicans campaign for secretary of state

Massachusetts: Civics education overhaul nears completion

Michigan: State: Michigan voting machines protected from vulnerabilities | Hundreds of incorrect ballots replaced in Kalamazoo Co. | Voter assist terminal is option for primary election | STARS giving free rides to voters in the city on election days | Construction forces temporary voting precinct move in Lansing

Minnesota: MN primary early voting turnout sees huge increase

Missouri: McCaskill introduces bill to prohibit and penalize voter disinformation

New Jersey: Roxbury to state: Take voting out schools

North Carolina: NC's new voting machines demonstrated Friday | NC elections board back in court in power struggle | Judges hear arguments over state elections board for third time | Public comment open after Orange Co. submits 3 early voting sites

Ohio: Council debates primary election date

Oregon: Richardson says cancer treatment working

Pennsylvania: Boileau back as the county voter registrar

South Dakota: Election security in South Dakota

Tennessee: Chester Co. voters cast ballots with new equipment | Election officials working to prevent cyber attacks | Gas leak causes early voting location to shut down

Texas: Public gets a demonstration of new voting equipment | Secretary of state takes issue with election-vulnerability report | Voting in Bexar Co. made easy

Vermont: Vermont takes steps to protect election security and democracy

Virginia: LWV trains 200 people

Wisconsin: DMV spokesperson says they're helping people get voter IDs

Thursday, 26 July 2018

July 26, 2018

National News: President to chair National Security Council meeting on election security

Alabama: Issues with crossover voting ban reported locally

Alaska: State officials weigh shift to more voting by mail | Voting in Alaska will change in 2020--how different will it be?

Arizona: Controversial report questions what caused long lines at AZ polls in 2016

Arkansas: New ballot machines to prevent disruption

California: Nearly 800K voter registration transactions completed since April | Secretary of state releases copy of official voter information guide for public comment

Florida: How will federal appeals court rule on Florida felon voting rights case? | A day after judge blasts state, counties act fast to hold early voting on campus | Elections chief requests early voting site at UF; unclear if UCF will get one | Seminole Co. SOE takes steps to ensure voter confidence | SJC supervisor of elections addresses safety, security of voting

Illinois: Illinois looking at another six-figure voter outreach effort | Rockford sees new push to get disability community to the polls | Election office consolidation, a never-ending proposition in Winnebago Co.

Indiana: Marion Co. election board approves 6 early voting locations

Iowa: Judge tells Iowa to undo some early voting restrictions for 2018 election | Judge blocks new rules for absentee ballots

Kansas: Envision serves as early-voting site for blind or visually impaired

Louisiana: Ardoin hopes experience pays off

Massachusetts: Following Russian hacker indictment, a look at Massachusetts' election security

Michigan: ACLU pours $1.25M into Michigan voter rights ballot fight

Minnesota: Scott Co. will no longer administer odd-year municipal elections in Savage

Mississippi: Supes consider paper balloting

Missouri: Cole Co. tests voting machines ahead of August primary

Nevada: Election officials investigating report of double voting | Human error, tech problems cause of double voting in primary | Election officials investigating report of double voting in Clark Co.

New Jersey: Judge gives OK for Newton special election | Dover alderman primary results may be settled in court

New Mexico: Confusing language delays ballot issue on changing Santa Fe's election cycle

North Carolina: New Hanover elections board approves Sunday voting | State board to resolve early voting in 15 counties | Struggle between governor, GOP back in court

North Dakota: ND Supreme Court will hear recount issue in secretary of state's race | Man sentenced in Bismarck polling site assault

Ohio: Jefferson Co. to get new voting machines | Election board must hire a security vendor

Rhode Island: AG Kilmartin: Congress must act to secure 2018 elections

Texas: What if you could vote anywhere you wanted to on Election Day?

Utah: Voter turnout hits around 29 percent for primary, better than 2016

West Virginia: Della Johnson named to WV Voter Hall of Fame

Wyoming: Clerks test voting machines ahead of primary

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

July 25, 2018

National News: Writing the cybersecurity playbook for democracy | Officials push for more election security dollars | New initiatives make voting more accessible to senior citizens | States and counties are 'not sitting back' on election cybersecurity, officials tell Congress

Alabama: 'Voter fatigue' concerns raised in Fairhope as Oct. 2 election set | Officials: No problems with new electronic poll books | 25 voters got wrong ballots in runoff for House seat

Arizona: Voting security expert: Arizona's election system still vulnerable | New hearing date on lawsuit to block consolidation vote

California: Could Russia hack California's elections? It would be hard, but not impossible | LA Co. to register inmates to vote ahead of midterms | Santa Clara Co. splits districts after lawsuit

Florida: State's online voter registration system experiencing intermittent problems | Security measures in place at voting offices as primary approaches | South Florida counties sending out 327K vote-by-mail ballots | Fort Meyers pastor supports voting rights restoration | Judge: Florida's early-voting-on-campus ban shows 'stark pattern of discrimination' | Florida's fight over felons' voting rights shifts to Atlanta courtroom | Supervisor of elections take steps to ensure voter confidence | Officials prepare as voter registration deadline quickly approaches

Georgia: A closer look: Election system security in Ga. | Raffensperger wins GOP secretary of state runoff | Voters in certain Metro-Atlanta counties says they were given provisional ballots | Blue Ridge Elem. polling location to remain open until 7:16pm | At this poll, low turnout was expected

Hawaii: Not yet registered? This year you can register at polling places

Illinois: Will Co. clerk to take over seven Aurora precincts | Voting information to be sent to Aurora residents who live in Will County

Indiana: McDermott wasn't on the phone to hear Lawson say 'sorry'

Massachusetts: One-third of registered voters on Worcester 'inactive' list

Minnesota: New check-in system coming to Scott Co. elections | Huge number of early voting ballots may sign high primary turnout

Missouri: Burks: Before ID law, voter fraud happened 'all the time'

Nebraska: Hall Co. creates mailing list to make it easier to vote early

Nevada: Clark Co. wants 6 investigated for possible voter fraud

New Hampshire: In Senate Bill 3 case, judge rules on requests to depose state lawmakers, lawyers

New Jersey: Council, school board at odds over ways to oust voting from Roxbury schools

New Mexico: Secretary of state testifies before US House panel | Voter fraud claims investigated

North Carolina: Battle over voter ID could ensue | State details plans for $13M in election security upgrades | More staff for one-stop, early voting sites needed | State seeks early voting comments | Legislature reconvenes on amendment titles

Ohio: County to get new voting machines

Oklahoma: State gets federal grant for elections, intends to invest in security

Pennsylvania: Westmoreland commissioners to review potential voting systems

South Dakota: SF city council hears presentation on ranked choice voting

Tennessee: Officials: Tennessee voters safe from Russian attack | Knox Co. leaders work to prevent election hacking | Move to abolish IRV and city runoff provision remain on November ballot | Madison Co. takes steps to protect voter information

Texas: Public invited to attend voting machine demonstrations | New voting equipment OK'd

U.S. Virgin Islands: 2018 early voting is on the rise

Virginia: Virginia voter roll purges attract scrutiny

Wisconsin: Free process helps voters obtain election IDs | Douglas Co. receives new voting machines | GOP state lawmaker blames aid for tweet calling ID opponents 'true racists'

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

July 24, 2018

Arizona: Secretary of state ensures ballots are safe from hacking

Arkansas: New voting machines set to go for November election | New voting machines, polling centers proposal could make voting easier in Craighead Co.

Colorado: Elections office seeks input on voting locations

Florida: A conversation about election security with Ion Sancho | New early voting location for Newtown Community | Mike Ertel 'digging cyber moat' around Seminole elections | Sarasota elections supervisor suggests voters consider vote-by-mail | South Florida schools will be open on primary day, despite security concerns | We Sit Down with Lee & Collier County election supervisors | 24 Florida election and voting myths debunked | After several complaints, officials say voter registration website glitch fixed | Leon Co. officials use state grant to beef up election security

Georgia: Local voting machine concern ahead of Ga. primary runoff

Illinois: Initiative to streamline elections signed into law | Rauner signs bill to permit DuPage election commission merger

Indiana: Harper: Indiana 'behind the curve' on election security | McDermott says secretary of state refused to meet him over plans to cut Hammond's precincts

Kentucky: 'Big announcement." Kentucky secretary of state says she's expecting a baby boy

Louisiana: Despite claims he would not run, Kyle Adroin's change of heard spices up secretary of state race

Massachusetts: Early voting precincts identified in Worcester

Michigan: 5 things to know about primary voting in Michigan

Minnesota; Woman guilty of voting illegally

New Hampshire: NH officials say college students don't have standing to sue over election law

New Mexico: NM SOS discusses Native American voting issues with key Senate panels | AG Balderas leads coalition of 21 AGs urging Congress to protect integrity of elections | GO bonds election is New Mexico's first mandated mail ballot

New York: Critics say pardons will give sex offenders access to schools | State elections infrastructure to expand

North Carolina: New member joins Alamance elections board

Ohio: No more one-candidate special primaries in OH | Montgomery Co. to evaluate cybersecurity ahead of next election | Plan to move primary to May faces stiff opposition | Clinton Co. BOE plans to move from courthouse in January | City council divided on moving September primary to May

Tennessee: Williamson sees rise in early voting with one week left | Hodge pleads guilty in vote-buying case

Texas: Woman charged in voter fraud investigation set to appear in court | Lawmakers target low-turnout summer elections set by schools, cities| Gregg Co. looks at second voting system

Utah: Voting rights, security and participation | Primary turnout was up amid more voting by mail, but most Utahns skipped elections

West Virginia: Election officials hoping county clerks can stay 'one step ahead' of potential saboteurs | County clerks receive cybersecurity training in Morgantown | Conference focuses on election protection and cybersecurity

Wisconsin: Elections commission head says state elections machines are certified and safe | DOT is offering free IDs through petition process | Elections commission won't get new security staff by primaries

Monday, 23 July 2018

July 21-23, 2018

National News: Week of presidential reversals puts 2018 election security in the spotlight | Voter purge frenzy after federal protections lifted, new report says | DHS cyber chief says the election system 'work,' is resilient to tampering | Amid election vendor controversy, House seeks to limit foreign influence | How a name change could boost election security | Study: States with racial discrimination history purge voter rolls more aggressively | How to bring the ballot to aging Americans | NSA Chief forms group to counter Russian threat

Arizona: Secretary of state clarifies recent reports on voter registration and purging | Elections committee aims to increase voter turnout | Secretary of state candidates debate

Arkansas: Tucker hits Hill on vote against election security measure |

California: Secretary of state candidate's bicycle tour stops in Siskiyou | San Bernardino Co.'s registrar of voters ousted just three months before election

Florida: Polling places are harder to come by in Osceola Co. | House election moved to November after write-in drops out | Election day polling locations change in Forney area | Leon Co. gets extra money to counter elections hacking

Georgia: The pros and cons of early voting | Lee Commission questions elections board over budget padding

Hawaii: Absentee mail ballots offered to North Shore flood victims | Location change for absentee walk-in voting in Maui |Lava-affected Puna voters to share polling place

Illinois: Elections Officials: Illinois' decentralized system | Ballot security battle heats up already hot House race | Durbin, Casten address election security needs at Downers Grove library| Judge splits Aurora election commission assets among 3 counties | Rep. Kelly asks Rauner for update on securing Illinois votes in 2018

Iowa: Voting options for Iowans with disabilities | Pate details election security measures |

Kansas: ACLU launches election hotline

Kentucky: Grimes appoints new assistant secretary of state

Louisiana: House Dems rank La. among worst states for election security | Secretary of state race: 9 candidates sign up

Massachusetts: DiDomenico co-sponsors AVR bill | New Fall River election director has eyes on voter outreach

Michigan: Voters to see new machines at polls

Minnesota: 5 quick facts on new high-tech election equipment in Central Minn.

New Hampshire: NH makes it tougher for students to vote. Dems call it 'devious' suppression

New Mexico: Farmers market voter registration flap continues to stir debate | Dona Ana Co. works to build a stronger voting culture

North Carolina: Election officials OK one-stop plan | State BOE to decide on one-stop voting in Talley

Ohio: Husted recognizes Guernsey Co. official | Henry Co. to receive $438K for voting machines

Oklahoma: As runoffs approach, groups seek changes in state election system

Pennsylvania: Wolf starts state government work group on election security

South Dakota: Is SD's midterm election secure from hacking?

Tennessee: Prosecutor rules not criminal charges in Williamson voter fraud case | 98-year-old voter continues his tradition to 'keep on voting' | Tennessee looks to improve voter turnout numbers in midterms | Pope appoints an election commissioner | Tennessee anti-abortion measure appealed to SCOTUS

Texas: Voting machine presentations continue Monday | Headlines about Russian interference in past election create concerns locally

U.S. Virgin Islands: Early voting draws a crowd

Washington: State fixes glitch on site showing voter registration status

West Virginia: WV to distribute millions to counties for election security | How West Virginia is approaching election security | Warner announces $6.5M to counties

Wisconsin: Residents testify on voter suppression at Milwaukee hearing | Wisconsin steps up election security

Friday, 20 July 2018

July 20, 2018

National News: Hack an election? These kids will try | States face challenges on road to better election security | New voting machines are important, but here are three other ways states are investing in election security | DOJ plans to alert public to foreign operations targeting US democracy | House GOP refuses to renew election security funding as Dems fume over Russian interference | Young voters make up significant portion of new registrations in key states since Parkland shooting | Following Maryland revelation, bills would ban election vendors from foreign control | Rosenstein: Russian attack on 2016 election 'one tree in a growing forest' of cyber activity | Why security company Cloudflare is protecting US election sites for free | Three top FBI cybersecurity officials to retire | More than 60 breweries are making a beer with the exact same name. Here's why | After Russia summit, a look at how states are preparing for midterm elections

Alabama: Secretary of State: Ala. working with DHS to prevent election tampering | Voter fraud investigations underway in 2 AL counties | Secretary of state: Human error responsible for voting snafu | Klobuchar on Congressional efforts to combat Russian interference in elections

Alaska: A tale of two elections: What you need to know for muni, state votes this August

Arkansas: Arkansas named in Top 18 'most vulnerable' states for election security

California: Sacramento Co. elections department to change leadership

Colorado: Family of 101-year-old Denverite asks for her to be taken off voter rolls | An 'extra' vote was found during an Elbert Co. commissioner race

Connecticut: Connecticut seeing unprecedented rush of new voters

Delaware: Progressive group argues Delaware disenfranchises felons through voter restrictions

Florida: Florida OKs $19M for election security after hack attempts | Local election supervisors explain cyber security precautions | Florida accepts election security money, now counties await their checks | Lee Co. to use federal money for election security | A long, hot summer of building support to grant felons the right to vote | Northeast Florida supervisors seek election security funding | Youth voter registration went up 41 percent in Florida after Parkland | Longest Florida ballot means it's time to study up

Illinois: A family registered to vote at a vacant lot in Brooklyn. Now they're convicted felons | Illinois moves ahead with voter registration modernization

Iowa: Secretary of state's office releases election security video

Kansas: Kansas appeal in ACLU-Kobach fight says federal voter law doesn't pre-empt state law | Known for 'ruining things' Millennials might save election day

Kentucky: Wilkerson's election recount costs tallied

Louisiana: Race for secretary of state takes shape

Maryland: Following Maryland revelation, bills would ban election vendors from foreign control | Blair petitions for recount in MoCo primary

Massachusetts: Is Plymouth's vote safe from hackers, bots, Putin's minions?

Missouri: Search for election judges continues in several counties

Nevada: North Las Vegas, Las Vegas approve shared voting centers | Nevada tightens election security in years after targeting of 2016

New York: Experts confident in NY election security

North Carolina: State board to make call on local satellite voting sites | Buncombe BOE at odds over early voting | Mandates will change use of city early voting polls

Ohio: Putnam Co. BOE holds special meeting to approve additional funds for security evaluation | County's BOE will offer more inclusive balloting option

Oklahoma: Lankford: Russians tried to infiltrate OK election

Pennsylvania: Pa. leads nation in youth voter registration uptick, says Dem data firm analysis

Rhode Island: Vendor that supplied voting machines to RI says they cannot be manipulated remotely

U.S. Virgin Islands: First day of early voting is successful with 336 ballots cast

Virginia: Voters in Crystal City have a new polling place

Wisconsin: National group holding hearing in Milwaukee on voter suppression

Thursday, 19 July 2018

July 19, 2018

National News: Facing one troubling revelation after another, election officials work to prevent a 'digital Watergate' | Gaps remain in election security 4 months before midterms | Robocall company exposes hundreds of thousands of voter records | President's intel chiefs fight Russia's election interference--with or without him | Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin Manuel Miranda team up for voter registration effort | Election security bill picks up new support in Senate

Alabama: Possible crossover issues, no voting machine glitches | Alabama investigating absentee votes in Black Belt | Secretary of state explains reason for voting issues in Montgomery

Arizona: Study: Arizona ranks 43 in voter turnout; minorities, youth & poor participate least

Arkansas: Washington Co. ramps up election security | Could voting machines in our region be hacked? | Wash. Co. absentee voters to see ballot changes

California: California spends millions, enacts new law to strengthen election security | You won't have to put a stamp on your ballot starting in 2019 | California spends millions to secure elections

Colorado: Secretary of state candidates will be talking about cybersecurity a lot this fall

Delaware: State misses target for releasing voting machine bid info

Florida: Amid cyber-worries, election tensions persist between counties and state | Russia worries loom as Florida readies cybersecurity grant money | Some polling places moved for 2018

Georgia: Temporary polling places issued for some Chatham Co. voters

Guam: Election commission increases number of ballots to 170K

Illinois: Election hacking leaves Illinois voters uneasy | DuPage Co. election commission director abruptly resigns

Indiana: Congressional report lists Indiana as vulnerable to election system attack

Kansas: Election commissioner: 'Yelling obscenities at staff of this office, it is certainly not productive'

Louisiana: Crow, Free first to qualify for secretary of state race

Maine: Federal voter fraud commission documents finally headed to Maine secretary of state | After 2 court orders, Maine's member of voter fraud panel is getting documents he wanted

Minnesota: Simon: President 'made us less safe'

Mississippi: Lincoln Co. voting machines are not hackable

Missouri: Boone Co. election security--protecting polls from hackers & threats

Nebraska: Omaha-based voting machine company denies Russian hacking

New Hampshire: State receives $3.1M federal election security grant

New York: NY taking added steps to protect voting system | Ulster Co. elections commissioners reappointed

North Carolina: Elections board approves early voting schedule | Dare elections board fails to agree on early voting plan | One-stop voting plan mulled | Early voting approved without WSSU | New law increases county's cost for early voting | Forsyth Co. BOE approves early voting sites | Alamance Co. election board picks officers

Ohio: Ohio gets $12.1M to make sure state election system is protected

Oklahoma: OK accepts federal election money, forgoes security scan| Election board talks voter, ballot security

U.S. Virgin Islands: Despite delays, more than 300 come out for early voting in both districts

Washington: Primary ballots going out today, postage included

Wisconsin: Elections commission moves forward with plans for election security

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

July 18, 2018

National News: Voting-machine supplier admits it used hackable software despite past denials | Voting machine vendor says it installed remote software connections in a 'small number' of systemsTribal leaders tell Senate voting barriers are persistent, systemic | Dominion Voting Systems acquired by its management team and Staple Street Capital

Alabama: Voter turnout lower than expected, but voting process goes smoothly | Dem Rep. handed GOP ballot, says voter list wrong

Alaska: Division of Elections & LWV go behind bars to gain voters

Arizona: Arizona among 18 states vulnerable to election hacking | Millennials giving up their voice by not voting, ASU report finds | Mingus sues to stop consolidation of elections

Arkansas: Voting machines purchase approved for county

California: State budget provides $134M for election security

Connecticut: West Rocks window replacement shifts polling location for primary

Florida: Record number of vote-by-mail ballots sent to uniformed, overseas voters

Georgia: Delayed reports by Kemp's office allowed felons to vote in two counties | The Ga. GOP secretary of state race: What you need to know

Illinois: Bill taking Illinois out of Crosscheck vetoed | Hacked voter records in Illinois soar to half a million | Rauner vetoes 'Crosscheck' ban

Indiana: Board won't move Griffith polls from school buildings | Challenge to Lawson's candidacy denied

Iowa: Woodbury Co. looks into new voting machines | Voting options for Iowans with disabilities

Kansas: New website provides online voter registration for Kansans | Most candidates running for GOP secretary of state nomination skeptical of voter fraud claims

Maine: Maine seeks $3.1M in federal money to beef up voter registration

Maryland: Candidate still considering recount

Minnesota: Voter records tussle headed to high court

New Hampshire: City, town election officials sued for secretly throwing out absentee ballots if signature didn't 'match'

New Jersey: Judge to decide on BOE lawsuit against Vernon

New Mexico: Tribal leaders tell Senate voting barriers are persistent, systemic | Farmers market to provide booth for voter registration in response to protest

New York: State to fund cyber-protection of voting systems | Cuomo says state to move forward with plans to strengthen voting systems

North Carolina: Burke voting machines set to be replaced | Rowan Co. BOE sets early voting plans | County elections board seeks 4 more early voting hours | Gaston elections board can't decide on Sunday voting | More chance to vote early in Cleveland Co. this year | Sunday added to early voting in Lee Co. | 11 sites, two Saturdays part of early voting plan | Elections board sends early voting matter to state again | Elections board OKs early vote locations | Board to decide early voting sites Thursday | New law brings extra costs, hours for early voting | State board to decide local early voting sites | Hachadurian takes oath as new BOE member

Ohio: Election board talks cybersecurity

Pennsylvania: Auditor general expanding scope into voting security in Pa. | State auditor broadens review of Pa.'s voter system | Election audit: Berks voters 'have nothing to worry about'

Tennessee: All 27 early voting sites now open in Shelby Co. | Election officials in Shelby Co. confident about voting security | Election official says nothing to worry about if registered to vote

Texas: Price tag for new voting machines in Taylor Co. is $2M | State makes arrests in Hidalgo, Edinburg voter fraud investigations

U.S. Virgin Islands: Voting machines under-performed on under-voting

Washington: Chelan Co. auditor critical of 'free' ballot postage

West Virginia: City pledges to help residents with disabilities register to vote

Wisconsin: Disability groups promote access to polling places