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August 6, 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 News: Voting Rights Act in danger say MLK III and Andrew Young | 50th anniversary: Obama criticizes foes of Voting Rights Act | Things to know about the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Alabama: Civil rights leaders seek new voting protections

Arizona: Mohave Co. will get new voting machines, locations

Arkansas: Sebastian election commission to meet

California: Voting Rights Act 50th Anniversary: Santa Cruz Co. activists recall involvement | 50 years later, the struggle for the right to vote continues

Colorado: County wants to talk about voter rolls

Florida: Incumbent Swan to run for Indian River Co. elections supervisor

Georgia: Fayette Co. bill hits $1M in election battle | Macon-Bibb county weighing options for new elections office, early voting location

Illinois: Five decades later, Voting Rights Act remains a historic step

Indiana: Vigo Co. makes 2 adjustments to early voting process | Voting equipment to get $66K upgrade ahead of elections| Monroe Co. election costs up $600K from 2012

Iowa: 2 1/2 years later, Iowa prosecutor drops election fraud case

Kansas: First election fraud cases coming next month Kobach says | Kobach to file charges

Massachusetts: Firefighter's residency, voter status scrutinized

Michigan: Military, civil rights veteran recalls first vote | Election officials report low voter turnout: 'Some people just don't like primaries'

Minnesota: Minnesota Celebrates: Voting Rights Act turns 50  

Mississippi: Power outage doesn't slow voting; turnout at 26 percent | Circuit clerk speculates on low voter turnout | Error discovered in calculation of turnout | Voters brave heatwave

Missouri: Officials: Tuesday's elections smooth launch for Jasper Co. voting equipment | Turnout for Tuesday's election low, but it's been lower

North Carolina: New location selected for precinct 2 | Plaintiffs optimistic about decision in NC voting rights trial | Third Cumberland Co. man charged with voter fraud | Garner town council votes to rescind letter requesting elimination of early voting

Ohio: County set to purge 30K idle voters | BOE spot filled

Pennsylvania: Lorain councilman testifies in his election lawsuit

South Carolina: SC activists to mark 50th anniversary of VRA

Tennessee: Rain could affect turnout for Nashville election

Texas: Appeals court strikes down Texas voter ID law | Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down Texas voter ID law | Texas voter ID law called breach of Voting Rights Act | Travis Co. waiting for guidance on voter ID law appeal | HERO going to voters, but critics complain ballot is confusing

Utah: All Kanab precincts vote at the courthouse | How social media has changed election day | Officials remind Salt Lake City voters to send new mail-in ballots back

Washington: Primary election considered successful despite low turnout