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Thursday, 13 September 2018

September 13, 2018

National News: Discriminatory voter laws have surged in the last 5 years, federal commission finds | Protection of voting rights for minorities has fallen sharply, a new report finds | President OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections | Election laws may discourage some from voting, even if they are allowed | DHS: 'Real' progress on election security, but 'great deal' remains

Alaska: A political consultant's work was scrutinized amid Anchorage voter fraud allegations. Now he's dead

Arizona: Maricopa Co. elections chief: No guarantees November will go smoothly | Fontes won't work with same contractor for general election | Fontes won't release report, focused on 'successful election in November'| Judge asks why Arizona voting lawsuit was filed so close to election | Appeals court rejects Democrats' challenge to Arizona's voting laws

California: The price tag for elections in small districts can loom large, due to costly voter guides | Mail-in ballots in LA County to undergo changes for upcoming elections |

Colorado: Most voters cast ballots via mail, not in person | Election security exercise

Delaware: New $12M voting machines will provide paper trail

District of Columbia: Mail-in voting in DC gains traction

Florida: St. Lucie Co. supervisor of elections to be honored for 30 years of service | Elections supervisor adding early voting precinct at USF | Duval elections supervisor to decide this week on early voting site at UNF | Last minute changes made to sample ballots

Georgia: Federal judge weighs throwing out Ga. electronic voting machines

Guam: Election results certified

Illinois: County clerks assuming responsibility for Aurora and DuPage | Illinois about to launch one of the nation's strongest election cybersecurity systems

Kansas: Counting your vote in Kansas sometimes depends on where you live

Louisiana: La.'s voting machine contract winner defends selection

Maine: LePage blocks bill to fund ranked-choice voting for November elections

Massachusetts: Lowell responds to election concerns raised by Galvin | Kennedy School ramps up voter registration | Longtime city clerk retires| North Andover poll worker, volunteer icon retires

Michigan: Former elections lead endorses 'Promote the Vote' | Central student government funds Buses to Ballots initiative | Montcalm Co. clerk remains in serious condition after accident

Minnesota: MN election security: Where do we stand? | Simon welcomes presidential order on election meddling

Mississippi: Cybersecurity on election priority meeting set

New Hampshire: Primary election sees increased same-day registration

New Jersey: New vote-by-mail law raises concerns over confusion

New Mexico: High court blocks plan to restore straight-party voting

New York: State bolsters cybersecurity ahead of fall midterms | AG candidates raise prospect of criminal charges after voter purge | What parents should know about new parolee voting plan ahead of primary day | Officials speak out against parolees voting at schools

North Carolina: Cooper talks Hurricane Florence preparedness

Ohio: Montgomery Co. voters can test-drive new voting machines | Stark Co. gets look at new voting machines | Some Ohio voters will get to test voting machines ahead of 2020 race

Rhode Island: RIT has its first on-campus voting site | Newport voter turned away because of 'software issue' | Warwick reports low turnout | Providence polling location opens 20 minutes late, workers don't have password

South Carolina: Who does SC's voter ID law stop from voting? The answer may surprise you

South Dakota: Dawes Co. moving to all-mail elections

Texas: Bell Co. unveils new voting machines

Utah: Washington Co. joins vote-by-mail trend

Vermont: VT SOS discusses election security ahead of November

Virginia: After critical report, Northam says Va. election problems won't happen again | Virginia spends none of $9M grant on midterm election security | Fairfax Co. registrar fired just days before election faces felony drug charges

Washington: Even with postage paid, voters couldn't send ballots on time

Wisconsin: Election experts recommend paper ballots for 2020

Wyoming: Roughly one quarter of Wyomingites voted absentee in primary