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August 15-17, 2020

  • National News
    National News Postal Service warns 46 states their voters could be disenfranchised by delayed mail-in ballots
    National News Bipartisan group of secretaries of state request meeting with Postmaster General
    National News Pelosi calls House back over Postal Service upheaval
    National News House accelerates oversight of Postal Service as uproar grows
    National News State officials rush to shore up confidence in Nov. 3 election as voters express new fears about mail voting
    National News Relying on electronic voting machines puts us at risk, security experts say
    National News USPS mail-sorting machines how they work in photos
    National News Lawmakers hoping for more funds from Congress to ensure safe and fair November elections
    National News Evictions across US raise concerns about voting process
    National News No evidence of 'any significant fraud within our mail-in voting system': Pres. League of Women Voters
    National News How mail-in voting began on Civil War battlefields
    National News The prospects for mail-in voting in this fall's election
    National News Voting rights activists fight president's mail ballot attacks
    National News Harris says obstacles to voting rights will have to be surmounted for the 2020 election
    National News Taylor Swift encourages fans to vote early
    National News Faulty election mailers create confusion
    National News New Postmaster hasn't yet met election officials about mail-in voting
    National News Senate Democrats call for end of recess amid warning about mail-in ballot delays
    National News Sports teams want to turn their arenas into voting centers
    National News Democrats launch probe of Election Day readiness in key states as coronavirus spreads
    National News Lawmakers introduce bill to help election officials address cyber vulnerabilities
    National News UPS, FedEx warn they cannot carry ballots like USPS
    National News President's comments on USPS funding has voters worried
    National News WH chief of staff says USPS isn't removing machines
    National News 100th anniversary of US women's voting rights
    National News Several states considering legal action against administration over USPS and mail-in voting
  • AL
    Alabama Masks not required to vote in Alabama, Merrill says
    Alabama Secretary of state warns about potential misinformation texting campaign
  • AK
    Alaska Voting in Alaska will look different amid pandemic
  • AZ
    Arizona Secretary of state accuses president of trying to 'sabotage' postal service
  • AR
    Arkansas Fulton Co. moves to implement vote centers
    Arkansas Washington Co. election officials see poll worker shortage
    Arkansas Arkansas among states warned of delays in delivery of ballots
    Arkansas St. Mary's offering postage assistance for absentee voters
  • CA
    California Parolee hopes to help restore voting rights to people on parole
    California South Bay election officials say safeguards in place for November
    California New website tracks your mail-in ballot, lets you see when it's counted
    California California launches poll worker portal ahead of Nov. 3 election
    California How California is preparing for in-person voting
    California CA group plans high school voter reg week
  • CO
    Colorado Colorado's vote by mail ballots begin life in Washington State and end in storage. Here's what happens in between
    Colorado As pandemic drives national conversation on mail elections, Montrose Co. clerk and secretary of state reassure voters
    Colorado Vote by mail could be a mess, but not for the reasons the president says
    Colorado Eagle Co. Clerk O'Brien says Postal Service assures her changes won't impact mail election
  • CT
    Connecticut Election night becomes election week
  • DC
    District of Columbia Protestors gather outside Postmaster General's DC home as threats to mail-in voting loom
    District of Columbia Early voting could be solid option for many in DC region who have Election Day anxieties
  • FL
    Florida Gunshots fired into Margate polling place
    Florida Incumbent Lori Edwards faces 2nd challenge in 8 years for Polk supervisor of elections
    Florida Final preps underway at Orange Co. elections office
    Florida Felons, lawyers face 'tremendous confusion' on voting rights
    Florida American Bar Association calls for felons to be given full voting rights
    Florida Unexpected polling place change announced by Pasco SOE
    Florida After multiple mishaps, Broward to election a new SOE
    Florida Florida dealt election double whammy; busy hurricane season, pandemic
    Florida Mail-in ballots processed ahead of primary day
    Florida Central Florida election officials say USPS is keeping up with mail-in delivery demand
    Florida Millions have already voted in Florida's primary election as mail voting surges
    Florida Florida elections officials emphasize need for postal funding
    Florida Hillsborough Co. final preps ahead of Tuesday's primary
    Florida Lee and Collier elections offices brace for surge in mail-in ballots
    Florida Florida hit by poll worker shortage, Tampa Bay counties already trying to recruit for November
    Florida Voters will pick South Florida elections supervisors
    Florida Bay Co. elections supervisor works to ensure mail-in votes are counted correctly
    Florida After years of waiting, early voting comes to Dunbar
    Florida With unprecedented vote by mail for primary, election officials confident ahead of Tuesday
    Florida Duval supervisor of elections ensures the security of mail-in ballots
    Florida Leon Co. canvassing board counts mail-in ballots
    Florida Final preps underway
    Florida Collier Co. removes poll worker after voter claims she was intimidated
    Florida Floridians return to the polls Tuesday for primary
    Florida Oakes prepares voters for important election day
  • GA
    Georgia Georgia election officials turn to November after smoother runoff
    Georgia Mail delays threaten Ga. absentee ballot delivered too late
    Georgia An unfinished movement: Reflecting on 100 years of women's suffrage in Ga.
    Georgia Savannah area celebrates centennial of 19th Amendment
  • HI
    Hawaii Hawaii officials urging voters to get ballots in early
    Hawaii Hawaii voters urged to return general election ballots early
    Hawaii Hawaii officials work to ensure USPS delays don't impact mail-in voting
  • IL
    Illinois Election officials plan for influx of mail-in ballots with new ballot return options
    Illinois Chicago board of elections answers common vote by mail questions
  • IN
    Indiana Indiana election commission kills proposal for expanded mail-in voting in November
    Indiana Knox Co. begins steps in increase voter security
    Indiana Indiana election commission won't expand absentee voting in November
    Indiana Logansport voting center may be in nursing home
  • IA
    Iowa Sioux City postal workers' union officials says mail-in ballots won't overwhelm tehe post office
  • KS
    Kansas Concern rises in Kansas, nation over USPS cutbacks
    Kansas Kansas, Missouri mail processing machines removed by Postal Service, union leader says
  • KY
    Kentucky Kentucky voters citing virus concerns can vote absentee in November
    Kentucky KY election plan expands early voting, allows mail-in ballots for those with virus concerns
  • LA
    Louisiana La. voters head to the polls
    Louisiana With new adjustments preparations are underway for Saturday's elections
    Louisiana Some fear voter suppression with Postal Service delays
  • ME
    Maine Maine to expand voting access for visually impaired people
    Maine Mills considers safeguards for voting
    Maine Judge tosses lawsuit challenging Maine's ranked choice voting
    Maine Maine was an early battleground in the struggle for suffrage
    Maine Maine leaders vow to protect absentee voting
  • MD
    Maryland On Election Day, 13 voting facilities to open under Carroll Co. proposal
    Maryland Baltimore's federal lawmakers press postmaster on mail delays; postal union reports equipment dismantled
    Maryland Montgomery Co. expects to have 38 voting centers
    Maryland Advocates urge MD voters to request absentee ballots, then stick with choice to vote by mail
  • MA
    Massachusetts Pandemic causing a shortage of poll workers
    Massachusetts By the numbers: 100 years of Massachusetts women voting
    Massachusetts Local clerks under pressure with mail-in ballots
    Massachusetts Coronavirus prompts officials to relocate polling places from nursing homes
    Massachusetts COVID-19 forces city to relocate polling places
    Massachusetts Candidate planning to sue Mass. over mail-in balltos
    Massachusetts Massachusetts postal workers union chief on mail delays: 'It's frustrating to watch'
  • MI
    Michigan Secretary of state calls for change after 10K primary ballots rejected
    Michigan Secretary of state urges Legislature to change law to avoid disenfranchising voters
    Michigan Council votes down hiring elections monitor for November election
    Michigan Benson: 6,400 MI absentee ballots rejected for late arrival
    Michigan County clerks gear up for November
    Michigan What's a stamp? Absentee voting could pose challenges for young people in 2020
  • MN
    Minnesota USPS warns Minnesota secretary of state some mail-in votes may not be counted
  • MO
    Missouri Kansas, Missouri mail processing machines removed by Postal Service, union leader says
    Missouri Missouri rep calls for allowing more time to vote by mail as USPS warns of delays
    Missouri For Kansas City voters, finding a notary to validate mail-in ballots just got easier
    Missouri Postal Service warns Missouri could see uncounted ballots
  • MT
    Montana Democratic candidate blasts secretary of state's office
    Montana Ravalli Co. to consider voting by mail for November
    Montana Hill Co. commission nixes mail voting in split decision
    Montana Gallatin Co. to consider mail-ballot election for November
  • NV
    Nevada GOP targets Nevada's new law allowing someone to return a mail ballot on behalf of someone else
    Nevada More than 223K absentee ballots returned undelivered in primary
    Nevada Nevada professor pursues progress 100 years after women's suffrage
  • NH
    New Hampshire Mail sorting machines being shut down in Manchester
    New Hampshire New Hampshire voters are requesting lots more absentee ballots than in 2016, officials say
    New Hampshire NH secretary of state unveils new website
    New Hampshire Absentee ballots cannot be left in town hall drop boxes after hours
    New Hampshire New Hampshire mail-in ballots may be delayed in November
  • NJ
    New Jersey NJ to mail out ballots, but voters will have several options for turning them in
    New Jersey State sets sights on vote by mail option
    New Jersey What you need to know about NJ's mostly by mail election, with all the controversy
    New Jersey New Jersey will hold mail-in election in November
    New Jersey Stafford council opposes Murphy's plan for mail-in voting
    New Jersey Murphy calls for more money for Postal Services as NJ moves to vote by mail for November
    New Jersey Murphy insists NJ vote by mail plan will work
  • NM
    New Mexico County clerk bracing for November election
    New Mexico Postal delays to impact elections in many states, but no mention of NM yet
  • NY
    New York St. Lawrence Co. elections receive state funds for cybersecurity upgrade
    New York Judge urges Monroe Co. legislators to vote on elections commissioner
    New York Ryan proposal would add drop boxes for absentee voters
    New York Rep. Max Rose to White House: 'Just fix the Postal Service'
  • NC
    North Carolina Voting absentee in the Carolinas? Here are your options for returning the ballot
    North Carolina Guilford Co. has competing plans for early voting
    North Carolina Jackie Tillett named Dare Co. elections director
    North Carolina Postal Service tells NC voters to request and mail ballots earlier to ensure delivery
    North Carolina Voters in NC have received absentee ballot request forms with president's face on them
    North Carolina Wake Co. leaders consider changes to attract poll workers
  • ND
    North Dakota North Dakota to vote in November on top-four open primaries
    North Dakota North Dakota delegation expresses support for president's statements on Postal Service, vote by mail
    North Dakota Cass Co. gears up for November election
  • OH
    Ohio Miami Co. BOE office closes, employee tests positive for COVID-19
    Ohio County tightening security of election website
    Ohio LaRose urges voters to 'request your absentee ballot right away'
    Ohio Postal Service reduces mail sorting capacity, warns Ohio some absentees may not be delivered on time
    Ohio Ohio will not enforce mask mandate at polls, worrying workers
    Ohio Mail processing equipment dismantled behind Cleveland's main post office, will this impact election?
    Ohio Nov. 3 election preparations progressing in Belmont Co.
    Ohio Decision not to add ballot drop boxes draws controversy
  • OK
    Oklahoma Postal Service says Oklahoma deadlines pose risk for counting mail-in ballots
  • OR
    Oregon Secretary of State Clarno issues statement on mail balloting
    Oregon Multnomah Co. elections office confirms late delivery of ballots
    Oregon A hundred Portland ballots arrived late, but it wasn't the fault of the Postal Service
  • PA
    Pennsylvania Advocates: PA mail-in ballots not accessible for voters with disabilities
    Pennsylvania Philly to debut 17 in-person early voting sites
    Pennsylvania Pennsylvania asks court to extend mail-in voting deadlines
    Pennsylvania Ballot requests inundate Carbon elections director
    Pennsylvania Pennsylvania to voters: Don't panic about your mail ballot
    Pennsylvania Allegheny Co. prepares for November election
    Pennsylvania Don't panic about mail ballots, Pa. says
  • PR
    Puerto Rico Puerto Ricans head to the polls a second time
    Puerto Rico Puerto Rico continues primary
    Puerto Rico Following unprecedented chaos, Puerto Rico primaries resume without issue
    Puerto Rico Puerto Rico holds second round of voting after primary marred by missing ballots
  • RI
    Rhode Island A Rhode Island doctor is helping patients vote from their hospital beds
    Rhode Island State and local officials prep for pandemic-safe election
  • SC
    South Carolina Lexington Co. says mail-in voting is still an effective way to vote
    South Carolina Expecting surge in absentee voting, Postal Service warns SC ballots could go uncounted
    South Carolina SC Legislature considers changes to absentee voting
  • TN
    Tennessee In-person voting rule challenges Rutherford Co. voter ill with COVID-19
    Tennessee Postal Service problems causing concerns for Mid-South ahead of November
    Tennessee 'A part of your American duty': Tennessee women on why voting is important to them
  • TX
    Texas Hays Co. commissioners court rejects additional Texas State campus polling location
    Texas County to use Texas for early vote
    Texas Texas mail-in ballot votes could be suppressed by USPS delays, some claim
    Texas Opinions vary on importance of voting among Texans across generations
    Texas Bexar Co. commissioners back 24/7 early voting sites, curbside voting
    Texas Texas is among the states being warned of possible mail ballot delays
    Texas Mega voting centers a go for November election
    Texas Voting centers and election workers needed, Travis Co. clerk says
    Texas Randall Co. gearing up for November election
    Texas Panola Co. elections administrator charged with theft
    Texas Harris Co. clerk speaks on mail-in-ballot warning from USPS
    Texas White ribbons placed along San Antonio River Walk trees in honor of women's suffrage
  • USVI
    US Virgin Islands Elections system closes offices amid 'safer at home' orders
  • UT
    Utah Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says vote by mail is secure
    Utah Suffrage celebrations 'bittersweet' for women of color
    Utah Utah women of color were part of the fight for suffrage
    Utah USPS warns of election mail delays, but Utah won't be impacted significantly
  • VT
    Vermont Spike in defective ballots 'concerning' secretary of state says
  • VA
    Virginia Fredericksburg-area registrars prepare for surge in absentee voting
    Virginia Local registrars see spike in requests for mail-in ballots
    Virginia Local legislators mostly on board with revamped absentee rules
    Virginia Why Virginia's election night might be more like an election week
  • WA
    Washington Mail machines removed from Washington state post offices
    Washington County auditors have faith in Postal Service and mail-in system
    Washington Washington scores highest primary election turnout since 1964
    Washington Early results hold up in Thursday primary with biggest turnout in 30 years
    Washington Wyman: USPS will maintain excellent delivery standards during Washington's general election
    Washington Local groups to mark 100th anniversary of suffrage with parade
  • WV
    West Virginia Secretary of state opens up on November election
    West Virginia Election official 'very confident': Secretary of state vouches for integrity of November vote
    West Virginia Special InFocus: WV secretary of state candidate conversation
    West Virginia Number of WV voting precincts will depend on poll workers, county clerk says
    West Virginia County clerks gearing up for general election
    West Virginia Jancie Cosco reflects on 39 years as Marion Co. clerk
  • WI
    Wisconsin Wisconsin's August primaries viewed by state officials as 'good test run' for November
    Wisconsin EC orchard honors women's voting rights with corn maze
  • WY
    Wyoming 'Secure as ever': Wyoming voters encouraged to participate in primaries
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