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Tuesday, 04 September 2018

September 1-4, 2018

National News: Once bipartisan, an election security bill collapses in rancor | Election security bill backers say delay helps Russia| President's Justice Dept. redefines whose civil rights to protect

Tech News: As elections approach, what is the risk of Russian meddling?

Alaska: Officials hope to certify primary results by Tuesday | More votes counted as District 15 problems grow

Arizona: Tribal ID cards weren't accepts at some Maricopa Co. polling sites despite rules | Maricopa Co. voting delays affected 1 in 8 precincts, up to 270K voters | Who are Katie Hobbs and Steve Gaynor?

Colorado: Colorado city to vote on lowering voting age to 16 | Golden could be the first CO city to lower the minimum voting age to 16

Connecticut: Preston to consider moving polling place to school

Florida: Lengthy recount in Boca city council race complete | Sumter succeeds with adopt-a-precinct| Voters flocked to Tuesday's primary, then skipped parts of the ballot

Georgia: Voting precincts closed across Ga. since election oversight lifted

Guam: Election lawsuit will seek to count crossover ballots

Illinois: A candidate wants people to vote-by-mail using his paperwork

Indiana: Dems on Lake elections board say they want to slow down, not halt precinct consolidation

Iowa: Auditor: Safeguards in effect to keep people from being denied right to vote | Secretary of state's polling place locator is giving Iowa City voters incorrect information | Johnson Co. clarifies where two precincts will vote on Tuesday

Kansas: KS Supreme Court agrees Douglas Co. must summon grand jury to investigate Kobach | Researcher threatens lawsuit over denial of access to KS voter roll purges

Kentucky: Father of Allison Lundergan Grimes indicted in campaign finance conspiracy | Veterans nursing homes will now become polling places

Louisiana: Second vendor wants La. voting machine contract redo

Massachusetts: Some Berkshires voters will use new voting machines | 'Abysmal' voter turnout expected | Straight off the long weekend, Massachusetts voters head to the primary polls | Ballots turn up in Leominster City Hall | Will wealth of write-in candidates create counting problems for clerks | Lawrence election officials scramble as voting nears | Absentee voting seen influencing likely low voter turnout | Newton resident elections to volunteer at the polls | Ranked choice voting seen as way to end vote splitting in elections | Massachusetts voters head to the primary polls | On primary day, turnout may depend on location | 54K absentee ballots requested for primary

Michigan: College Democrats: State laws discriminate, make it too hard to vote | Election security top priority for secretary of state candidates | Voting equipment takes a toll on elections | Massive election FOIA request hits Huron Co. | Clerks address logistical issues with large statewide FOIA request | Preliminary investigation shows communication issues, unpredictable voter turnout caused county ballot shortage

Nebraska: Two candidates for secretary of state offer sharply different views of voter ID | Morrill Co. will vote-by-mail for upcoming general election

Nevada: Review finds more primary voting snags than reported

New Hampshire: Rollinsford to test ballot machine on Tuesday | Opponents of SB3 testify that state's new election law will suppress votes

New Jersey: New statewide vote-by-mail will affect November election

New Mexico: Straight party voting challenged in Supreme Court petition | New Mexico political parties unite to scrap straight-ticket voting | County commission resolution would oppose straight-ticket voting

New York: Rikers voter registration drive gains momentum | Behind the scenes at Oneida County's BOE

North Carolina: Judges won't block 2 new amendments, Supreme Court to review | State updates Rowan Co.'s early voting plan | Church fire may force precinct change | Court sides with legislature: Amendment language OK

North Dakota: Secretary of state candidate Roland Riemers will not be on November ballot

Ohio: Survey: Miami U one of the country's best colleges for student voting

Oklahoma: Counties finish counting ballots from runoff

Oregon: Wyden: Too late to protect November elections

Rhode Island: 5K RI voter records caught in computer glitch

Tennessee: Organizations seek to boost black voter turnout

Texas: Ahead of midterms, Harris Co. Dems and GOP spar over voter registration challenges | Trudy Hancock designated as CERA

U.S. Virgin Islands: On-time budget crucial for elections | U.S. solicitor general: Voting case hinges on state, not federal law

Washington: How safe is Yakima Co. election system? Very safe, according to officials

West Virginia: 'Cleansing' of voter registration lists went well, county clerk says