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Maine students compete to register the most people to vote
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Students at schools throughout Maine are squaring off to see who can get the most voters registered this fall. The drive is called the 2016 Voter Reg Rumble and it's hosted by Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. The rumble is actually two competitions. One is for ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Voter turnout University College High school Voter registration Elections Voting Plurality voting system
New Hillary Clinton ad makes pitch to Hispanic voters
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is targeting Hispanic voters in Nevada with a new Spanish-language television and digital ad ...
55 points by Las Vegas Sun | Elections Voter turnout Election Voting Voter registration Democracy California Barack Obama
Controversial 197th District special election heading to federal court?

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Elections Voting Election Democracy Voting system Write-in candidate Voter registration Abuse
My Turn: Why N.H. voter laws must be revisited
For approximately 12 years, there have been many questions regarding possible voter fraud in New Hampshire. During the last three years, Granite State Taxpayers has been very active in attempting to get answers from the attorney general’s office, with no result. In 2012, approximately 1,770 cards we...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Voting New Hampshire Democracy Election Poll Voter registration Voting system New England
Election official wants to ban guns from Nevada polling places
Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria told a state Assembly panel on Tuesday that lawmakers should consider banning guns from polling places to guard against voter intimidation.
308 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Elections Voter turnout Voting Legislature Poll Election Voter registration Nevada
N.H.’s election laws thrust into spotlight after repeated voter fraud allegations
As a debate over New Hampshire election laws intensifies in the Legislature, the state’s voting practices are being thrust into the national spotlight.New Hampshire’s political elite have defended the voting process while slamming new claims of widespread voter fraud in the Granite State by Stephen...
9 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Voting Election Voter turnout Elections Voter registration Voting system Massachusetts
Stephen Miller did hit on one truth mixed into his falsehoods on voter fraud
His numbers were wrong, but he was probably accurate in predicting the administration's response.
6956 points by The Washington Post | Voter turnout Voting President of the United States Election Elections Democracy United States Senate Voter registration
Katy Burns: Republicans and ballot boogeymen
Whew! We found out just a few days ago that we’ll have one less crazy proposed voting law for our legislators to worry about in the days ahead.The measure in question – or perhaps I should say no longer in question – is whether New Hampshire should abandon election day voting registration, a cause...
31 points by Concord Monitor | Elections Voter turnout Voting Voter registration Election Massachusetts Voting system Absentee ballot
Bill would automatically register Ohioans to vote
Rep. Kathleen Clyde, a Kent Democrat, has introduced legislation that would automatically register Ohio voters when they obtain a new driver's license, public benefits or become registered in another state database. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohioans would be automatically registered to vote when renewing their driver's license, signing up for public assistance or turning 18, under a bill introduced in the Ohio House. Rep. Kathleen Clyde, a Kent Democrat, said voter registration should be easy and that automatically enrolling people would encourage higher voter participation. "There are endless ways to use voter registration rules to deter and confuse voters, and we need to take away this weapon of voter oppression," Clyde said during a Thursday press conference. Under House Bill 14, people would be automatically registered to vote if they've received veterans' or disability services or public assistance through the Department of Job and Family Services and when they get a driver's license or state ID card. Public and private school students would be registered when they turn 18. Voters can already choose to "opt-in" and register to vote at state agencies. Clyde's bill would instead require voters to opt-out. After registration, a voter would be "pending" for 21 days. During that time, the voter will be notified he or she has been registered and allowed to opt-out in-person or by mail. Oregon is the only state to have a similar system. Five other states, including neighboring West Virginia, and the District of Columbia have recently passed automatic registration legislation. Clyde said the change would add 1 million voters to the rolls. She said fraud is not a concern because the government databases already have several safeguards in place and voters' identities must be verified when they cast a ballot. The idea is not new to the Ohio General Assembly and faces an uphill battle at the GOP-controlled Statehouse. Last session's version, also sponsored solely by Democrats, died after receiving only one hearing. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, opposes the idea. Spokesman Josh Eck said many people, including police officers and domestic violence survivors, do not want to register to vote to protect themselves. The secretary of state's office offers two programs to allow such citizens to vote without publicly disclosing their address. "It's extremely easy to register to vote in Ohio and cast a ballot," Eck said. "We should be able to trust Ohioans to do so in their own way if they want to be registered." Ohio launched online voter registration Jan. 1, after years of Husted and advocates asking lawmakers to approve the technology. Applicants' records are checked against state Bureau of Motor Vehicles records. Since then, 483 people have used the system.
1945 points by The Plain Dealer | Voter turnout Elections Voting system Voter registration Democracy Plurality voting system Ohio Voting
Know a ‘vegan, tree-hugging, activist’ who wants to vote?

45 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Elections Voter turnout Election Voting system Voting Plurality voting system Voter registration Democracy
Nearly two weeks after election, North Carolina governor's race is still undecided
Five thousand votes, about the population of a half-filled high school football stadium, separate the two candidates for governor in North Carolina in a race that promises to stretch well past Thanksgiving.   County election board workers overwhelmed with thousands of absentee ballots had been...
69 points by Los Angeles Times | Elections Election Voting system Voting Democracy Voter turnout Absentee ballot Voter registration
Home schooled teens helped Republicans win key Senate races
The Generation Joshua teens, many too young to vote, canvassed for GOP in tossup states       
2959 points by USA Today | Voting Democracy Election United States Senate Voter turnout High school Elections Voter registration
Nevada DMV could automatically register voters if initiative petition passes muster
If county clerks verify 55,234 valid signatures by Dec. 1, measure would go before the 2017 Legislature.
213 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Voter turnout Elections Voter registration Plurality voting system Nevada Voting Carson City Nevada
Source: Trump immigration plan mirrors post-9/11 policy
At rallies in the last weeks of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump told his supporters "my plan ends illegal immigration and suspends immigration from terror problem regions" and that "we will stop illegal immigration, deport all criminal aliens... and it will happen within the first week of my presidency."
1044 points by CNN | Immigration to the United States Immigration Law Southern Poverty Law Center Illegal immigration Democracy Republican Party Voter registration
DMV could automatically register voters if initiative petition passes muster
If county clerks verify 55,234 valid signatures by Dec. 1, measure would go before the 2017 Legislature.
68 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Voter turnout Elections Voter registration Plurality voting system Nevada Voting Carson City Nevada
Facebook Helped Drive a Voter Registration Surge, Election Officials Say
A 17-word reminder displayed for four days in September contributed to substantial increases in online registration across the country.
-2 points by The New York Times | Voter turnout Elections Facebook Voting Democracy Voter registration Election State
USA TODAY NETWORK Launches ‘Voting Because’ to Empower Voters
Initiative is Part of NETWORK’s Commitment to Bring Awareness to Importance of Voting       
64 points by USA Today | Voter turnout Elections Election Voting Democracy Plurality voting system Voting system Voter registration
Judge orders release of Georgia voter registration records
ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to release records about the state's process for reviewing voter registration applications. U.S. District Court Judge William Duffey also ruled this week that a federal lawsuit by advocacy group Project Vote against Kemp can continue. Project ...
1 points by The Washington Times | U.S. state President of the United States United States Voter registration Voter turnout State Judge Democracy
Judge orders Georgia to release database records on voter registration

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Voter turnout Elections Voting Election U.S. state Voter registration Public records Democracy
Michigan votes safe from tampering, experts say
Election officials were warned voter lists in Arizona, Illinois were hacked this summer, leading to more security checks.        
57 points by Detroit Free Press | Elections Voting system Voting Voter turnout Election Plurality voting system Democracy Voter registration
Trump skips swing-state cities, opts for rural town
The strategy appears to be more about making sure supporters don’t stay home on Election Day        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Duplin County North Carolina North Carolina Rural President of the United States Kenansville North Carolina Wayne County North Carolina United States Voter registration
Hillary Clinton has a massive fundraising advantage. She's using it to leave no vote to chance.
Hillary Clinton is using her fundraising dominance to unleash all manner of modern voter tools that Donald Trump’s organization is too cash-poor, disorganized or uninterested in to use — but are they worth the massive price tag?  The question will be argued until election day, and probably for...
102 points by Los Angeles Times | Voting Election United States presidential election 2008 Voter turnout Democratic Party Barack Obama Elections Voter registration
Hillary Clinton has a massive fundraising advantage. She's using it to leave no vote to chance
Campaign 2016 updates: Clinton uses her massive funds to leave no vote to chance Sept. 20, 2016, 4:17 a.m. Donald Trump will stop off at High Point University in North Carolina Tuesday before heading to Kenansville, N.C. Hillary Clinton continues to tell voters to "get off the sidelines."Donald...
102 points by Los Angeles Times | Voting Election United States presidential election 2008 Voter turnout Democratic Party Barack Obama Elections Voter registration
Feature: 27 Million Potential Hispanic Votes. But What Will They Really Add Up To?
For decades, political analysts have heralded the Latino vote as a “sleeping giant” that will solidify Democrats’ hold on power. But in cycle after cycle, turnout remains dismal.
-1 points by The New York Times | Voter turnout Hispanic and Latino Americans Voting Democracy Voter registration Election Hispanic Elections
In wake of lawsuit, voter registrations up at Pennsylvania’s county assistance sites
Since 2012, when a lawsuit was settled over voter registration issues, county assistance offices have submitted voter registration applications or change of address updates for more than 160,000 Pennsylvanians, according to a tally of statistics from the state.
39 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Voter registration Voter turnout Elections Election Voting Democracy Plurality voting system Minnesota
Pa. residents reminded of Oct. 11 voter registration deadline
Eligible voters are reminded that Oct. 11 is the deadline to register to vote for the November election.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Elections Voter turnout Voting system Voting Voter registration Election Poll Plurality voting system
Appeals court nixes proof of citizenship for voting in Georgia

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | United States Law Elections Supreme Court of the United States Voter turnout Democracy Appeal Voter registration
Campaigner uses mix of shoe leather and technology

199 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Voting Elections Democracy Voter turnout Barack Obama Voter registration Political campaign Regulatory Focus Theory