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Thursday, 30 July 2015

July 30, 2015 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 News: A dream undone | Inside Ari Berman's new book | Coming soon: Absentee ballots from your smartphone | 50 years of voting rights to be hailed

Alaska: Alaska Native leaders speak out in support of newly appointed elections director

Florida: Elections office gets a five-year windfall

Georgia: LaGrange council moves forward on elections calendar

Kansas: Voter ID law focus of Kansas civil rights committee

Mississippi: Forrest Co. voting machines al set for primary election

New Hampshire: Nonprofit to call for more voter, civic engagement

New Jersey: Camden Co. opens up new elections and archive center

New York: Rampo counting ward votes under watchful eyes

North Carolina: Lawmakers, BOE director testify on new election practices | State elections director: 31 cases of alleged voter fraud referred to county prosecutors | Closing arguments set in NC voting rights trial

Ohio: SoS launches investigation into petition drive | Lorain vote fraud suit casts wide scope | Mixed messages sent to Canfield voters

Pennsylvania: Schools decline to be polling places because of concerns | Longtime Dauphin Co. voter registration worker honored by county, state officials

Tennessee: Commission makes voter registration more accessible

Utah: City, county officials discuss mail-in voting in upcoming municipal elections | Vote by mail increasing turnout in Salt Lake Co. | Utah making it easier to vote-by-mail | Mail-in ballots, social media changing how people campaign and vote

Virginia: Roanoke Co. to spend $384K on voting machines

Wisconsin: Trial begins in burned ballots case