Latest General elections News

New Mexico Democrats seek sweeping voting access changes

Jan. 26, 2022 12:50 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A statewide holiday on Election Day to encourage voting. Automated restoration of voting rights for ex-convicts. More time to distribute and count absentee ballots. Democratic lawmakers have a lengthy wish list in New Mexico as they seek to expand access to...

Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg seeking third term

Jan. 26, 2022 12:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced Wednesday that she will seek a third term in office. The Brookline Democrat made the announcement in a campaign video. Potential Democratic and Republican challengers to Goldberg in the fall election have yet to emerge. ...

Wisconsin Supreme Court asked to rule on ballot boxes

Jan. 26, 2022 12:12 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative group Wednesday asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take over a legal challenge to absentee ballot boxes in Wisconsin and immediately lift a lower court's ruling that kept current law in place. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty made...

Legislative committee to hear opinions on abortion amendment

Jan. 26, 2022 10:27 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont legislative committee is going to be getting the opinions from the public Wednesday about a proposal to amend the state constitution to protect abortion rights. The hearing that will be held on the proposed Reproductive Liberty Amendment in the...

Tennessee launches '22 election poll worker recruitment push

Jan. 26, 2022 04:06 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are launching their push to recruit poll workers for this year’s elections. Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office says poll workers must be at least 16 or a registered voter if 18 or older. They cannot be a...

Reichenbach wins Republican primary for Leatherman's seat

Jan. 25, 2022 22:12 PM EST

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A political newcomer who owns car dealerships beat a member of the South Carolina House to win the Republican nomination for a state Senate seat left open when Sen. Hugh Leatherman died. Mike Reichenbach received 53% of the vote in Tuesday's primary, while...

No Trump endorsement? Senate hopeful enlists other GOP stars

Jan. 25, 2022 19:32 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With former President Donald Trump holding off on making a new endorsement in Pennsylvania’s closely watched Republican primary for U.S. Senate, former hedge fund CEO David McCormick is turning to other influencers in the party in hopes of generating conservative...

Vos won't say whether he supports absentee ballot drop boxes

Jan. 25, 2022 16:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos refused to say Tuesday whether he would support legalizing absentee ballot boxes in the battleground state after former President Donald Trump spoke out against it. Vos in 2020 voiced support for absentee ballot drop boxes ...

GOP bill would tighten limits on Indiana mail-in voting

Jan. 25, 2022 16:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats and voting rights activists are objecting to a Republican-backed proposal that would require Indiana voters who request mail-in ballots to swear under possible penalty of perjury that they won’t be able to vote in person at any time during the 28 days before...

EXPLAINER: How Alaska's unique new election system works

Jan. 25, 2022 11:49 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a unique new system that scraps party primaries and uses ranked choice voting in general elections. The Alaska Supreme Court last week upheld the system, narrowly approved by voters in 2020. ...