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Monday, 28 July 2014

July 26-28, 2014

Editor’s Note: Beginning July 22, electionline is decamping to the Central 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: In Congress, a sudden push for felon voting rights

Arizona: Election officials turn to yellow envelopes and electronic poll books to avoid repeat of 2012 | Big independent impact on primary election expected | Election officials hope to avoid 2012 delay

Arkansas: Tossed absentee ballots at 1,036

California: San Joaquin Co. registrar explains election trends

Connecticut: Registrar race makes for unusual primary  

Florida: Elections supervisor says redistricting should wait, but not until 2016 | More than 140K ballots in the mail Hillsborough | Another emergency hearing in elections lawsuit

Hawaii: Couple reports ballot theft | Absentee walk-in polling place to reopen in Ka'u

Illinois: New law requires voting booth at state campuses | Non-partisan immigrant voter registration campaign launches | Bone Student Center polling place could be eliminated

Kansas: Seniors get voting help with mobile precinct | Morgan to challenge incumbent Kobach | New voting site for Wyandotte Co. voters | Shawnee Co. extends hours for early voting | Republican incumbent Kobach elevates secretary of state's race

Michigan: Election commission continues to discuss misprinted ballot issues| Group wants probe of absentee voting allegations

Mississippi: No case of voter fraud, judge says | McDaniel urged to speed election challenge | Guns OK inside Mississippi polling places, AG says

Missouri: Clerk expects busy election day

Montana: Trends behind failed ballot issues in Montana

New Hampshire: NH voter registration law struck down

New Mexico: Secretary of state promotes voter IDs

North Carolina: State approves voting precinct consolidation | Decision on Forsyth Co. elections director expected soon

Rhode Island: Dem SOS candidates oppose voter ID law in debate | Gorbea touts experience in SOS campaign

Tennessee: Hawkins shows increases in early voter turnout | Long ballot still worth is, Nashville early voters say| Long ballot can take up to 10 minutes in voting booth | Three polling locations changed, two renamed

Texas: Commissioners vote to make election centers permanent

U.S. Virgin Islands: Frazer says he has no intention of looking into Fawkes' lawbreaking

Utah: State committee studying feasibility of online voting

Virginia: Voter registrars tackle new voter ID law | Voters now required to show photo ID

Washington: Election Dept. offers tips for voters dealing with stuck envelopes | Write-in candidates may complicate election | Wyman offers help dealing with primary voting amid wildfires | Assistance to primary election voters affected by wildfires

West Virginia: Election, ethics laws put agencies at odds

Wisconsin: Early voting begins with new limits on hours