Latest Absentee voting News

GOP group clears step to pursue Michigan voting restrictions

Sep. 23, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican organizers of veto-proof legislation that would make it harder to vote cleared a procedural step Thursday when the Michigan elections board approved a 100-word summary that will appear on top of the ballot petition. Once the Board of...

4th Wisconsin voter out of 3 million charged with fraud

Sep. 23, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A fourth Wisconsin voter out of roughly 3 million who cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election was charged with election fraud on Thursday by a Republican prosecutor who is running for attorney general. Fond du Lac District Attorney Eric Toney...

Investigation finds no residency violation by Walker's wife

Sep. 21, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election investigators found that U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s wife did not commit any residency violation by voting in Georgia in the 2020 general election after requesting an absentee ballot be sent to Texas. The secretary of...

Angry over 2020 ballot deal, NC Republicans vote to limit AG

Sep. 15, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The flap over absentee ballots in North Carolina's 2020 election resurfaced Wednesday at the General Assembly as Republicans gave final approval to legislation that would limit Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein's ability to enter future legal settlements. ...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sept. 11, 2021. Editorial: A lawsuit built on hypocrisy Fourteen Republican members of the state House have filed a legal challenge to the law that allowed no-excuse mail-in voting — a law that 11 of those esteemed...

New Mexico deploys absentee ballot drop boxes statewide

Sep. 14, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Election officials are deploying ballot drop boxes across New Mexico for people who choose to cast absentee ballots without walking indoors during the upcoming Nov. 2 local election for public offices including mayor of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. ...

Nonprofits argue that new law disenfranchises voters

Sep. 08, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two national nonprofit groups argued Wednesday that a new Kansas law prohibiting out-of-state groups from mailing advance ballot applications disenfranchises voters, but the state countered that the groups’ mailing efforts led to a flood of duplicate applications...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 06, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: The Ohio Redistricting Commission’s shameful duck on constitutional map-drawing deadline In one of the more disgraceful episodes in Ohio politics, seven state officeholders this week failed to do...

Missouri official: Ban help for absentee ballot mistakes

Sep. 05, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging the General Assembly to prohibit local election workers from helping absentee voters correct mistakes, a move that would mean some votes aren't counted. “We would like to see...

Ohio elections chief launches new idle voter purge process

Sep. 02, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief this week launched an effort to purge inactive voters from state rolls, while using the announcement to push for passage of a bill making several changes to the state's election process. The four-year process for purging...