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Thursday, 24 July 2014

July 24, 2014

Editor’s Note: Beginning July 22, electionline is decamping to the Mountain Time Zone through August 22. Due to the time change, electionlineToday will be posted a bit later each day, closer to 8 a.m. Eastern, but still always before 9a.m. Eastern. Thanks for your patience.

National News: A push for felon voting rights in a most unlikely place | NRA kicks off 'Trigger the vote" campaign | Biden denounces laws restricting voting rights | Voter turnout in primary elections this year has been abysmal | Study finds record-low midterm turnout

Alaska: Voters to advise on by-mail elections

California: Alarcon jurors were split, argued for days over criminal charges | Piedmont Council OKs ballot measure to move elections

Florida: Middle Keys elections office moves, reopens Thursday | Absentee ballots in the mail, but who can collect them

Georgia: Poll workers enjoy friends, socializing during elections

Hawaii: Early voting on Oahu begins Monday | Highest primary voter registration in state's history

Indiana: County moves forward on conversion to vote centers

Kansas: Confusion over voter registration | Hopefuls spar on voter rights | Advanced voting starts, official hopes to avoid result delays

Maryland: MD Senator joins unlikely ally to promote voting rights for ex-felons

Michigan: As election day approaches, officials remind voters to 'bring you ID' to the polls

Minnesota: Satellite voting proposed for Red Lake | SOS voter outreach team available to help promote the vote

Montana: For first time since '72, no initiatives make ballot

New Jersey: Egg Harbor to relocate polling places

New York: Letitia James: Poll sites plagued by problems for disabled voters

North Carolina: Elections board upholds previous one-stop plan | New Hanover BOE cancels Friday's meeting | Early voting plan leaves gap in south Winston | Same city sites will greet fall early voters

Ohio: Nina Turner Q&A | Poll worker training mandatory this year

Oklahoma: Voter ID act in effect

Pennsylvania: County OKs polling place relocation for Ramey Borough

South Dakota: Holy Life possible new vote center

Tennessee: Longest ballot ever? State encourages early voting | Henry Co. voters confused by primary ballots for statewide elections

Texas: Texas Dems look to get in front of voter ID issue | Special election means added cost for Lubbock taxpayers

U.S. Virgin Islands: Elections board backs supervisor's call on complaint | Joint BOE continues to ignore illegal document shredding

Utah: Elections officials to study online voting

Washington: Ballot machines ready to start processing

Wyoming: Former broadcaster sentenced for voter fraud