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August 5, 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: U.S. voting restrictions fuel tensions | Martin O'Malley calls for Constitutional amendment on voting rights | Udall pushes to improve voter access for Native Americans | Obama to call for VRA restoration on law's anniversary | Does America need to restore the Voting Rights Act

California: County takes steps for efficiency | Voting rights intact for lower-level California felons | Thousands of California convicts to regain voting rights | Members sought for voting accessibility committee | California could allow more felons to vote, in major shift

Florida: Lee Co. wants tech master plan after elections request | Fla. elections chief tells Miami-Dade it wans succession plan for retiring supervisor | Polk Co. commission OKs election office move

Hawaii: Office of elections launches online voter registration system | Online voter registration available now

Minnesota; Jury convicts township official of destroying ballots

Mississippi: Gulfport man votes for firs time as U.S. citizen | Harrison Co. voters hit the polls | Turnout 'really good' at many coast precincts | Car issues delay GOP voting in Hancock Co. | SoS: It's legal to cast a partial ballot | Runoff likely in primary | Problems at Siwell Middle School voting precinct | Poll workers no-show in some precincts | 24.3 percent turnout in county | Voting precinct in Byram opens late

New Jersey: Coalition urges Christie to sign voting overhaul

New York: Ramapo: Ballot checks continue in ward vote

North Carolina: New machines to upgrade the way your vote is counted in Gaston

Ohio: Commissioner questions phone costs for elections board | State helps to fund e-poll books | Wayne Co. tests electronic poll books

South Dakota: New vote counter expected to speed up election results

Texas: Many Nueces Co. polling locations not viable as election approaches

Virginia: New voting machines arrive for Bedford Co. | Campbell Co. supervisors decide to buy new voting equipment

Washington: Benton Co. near bottom of state in ballot returns | Voter turnout low for Washington primary | King County's champion vote-getter--the elections director

Wisconsin: Scott Walker, GOP lawmakers want to change elections board by 2016