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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

July 29, 2015

Electionline.org is currently out of the country and experiencing occasional Internet issues. We’ll do our best to get the stories posted every day by 8 a.m., but there may be some days it won’t be till 10 a.m. We apologize for the delay, especially to those early risers and readers on the East Coast.

National: Voting Rights Act anniversary prompts calls for action

Arizona: Court tosses illegal-vote conviction

Arkansas: Washington Co. election officials expect ballooning costs in 2016 | Fayetteville's September special election covered financially | Craighead Co. sends final bills to cities

Florida: Detzner tells counties updated voter database 'ready to go live'

Indiana: Commissioners approve polling locations | County goes with vote centers

Kansas: Kansas committee of US Civil Rights Commission to hold hearings on state voter ID law

Minnesota: New Brighton approves final polling place

Mississippi: Mississippi on lookout for improper absentee balloting | Concerns about number of absentee ballots in Mississippi | Group filed lawsuit against Clarke Co.

North Carolina: State elections director discusses prevention of voter fraud | Defense moving forward with case in federal voting trial

North Dakota: Mail-in election an option for vote on sales tax

Ohio: County launches use of e-poll books in August election

Oregon: Ballot scanner to 'revolutionize' Oregon vote tally| Multnomah Co. elections division to process ballots faster

Pennsylvania: Former elections director files request over firing

Tennessee: 63K new voter registration cards mailed in Wilson

Texas: AG to investigate possible voter fraud in Weslaco city elections | Public to weigh in on Smith Co. voting centers | Commissioners get positive response to countywide voting centers

Virginia: Roanoke Co. supervisors vote to spend nearly $400K on new voting machines | Planned voter registration change sparks partisan storm | Garrett, voter registrars express concerns over proposed changes to forms | Backlash over boxes