Latest League of Women Voters News

Arkansas judge dismisses suit over redistricting proposal

Sep. 16, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has ruled against a group that was suing the state to get a redistricting measure on November's ballot. The League of Women Voters filed the lawsuit after the state Supreme Court blocked a proposed constitutional amendment that would alter how legislative and...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo, mail-in primary election ballots are processed at the Chester County Voter Services office in West Chester, Pa. With concerns rising in Pennsylvania that tens of thousands of mail-in ballots will be discarded in the presidential election over technicalities, officials in the battleground state told counties that they aren't allowed to reject a ballot solely because an election official believes a signature doesn't match the signature in the voter’s file. 
 (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Pennsylvania: Mail ballots can't be discarded over signature

Sep. 15, 2020 4:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With concerns rising in Pennsylvania that tens of thousands of mail-in ballots will be discarded in the presidential election over technicalities, officials in the presidential battleground told counties they aren't allowed to reject a ballot solely because an election official...

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 15, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin. September 9, 2020 State’s color-coded system is valuable resource Indiana’s color-coding system of recommendations for school operations is another valuable resource in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, and educators would do well to make good use of this resource....

New League of Women Voters formed for northern Kentucky

Sep. 9, 2020 5:21 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The League of Women Voters of Northern Kentucky has formed and is looking for new members, officials said. The Northern Kentucky league was finalizing its organization this week and will be led by Becky Smith Jones of Fort Wright and Jane Page-Steiner of Covington, a statement from...

Lawsuit challenges Alaska witness requirement for ballots

Sep. 8, 2020 9:30 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday asks a judge to block election officials from enforcing during the COVID-19 pandemic a requirement that Alaska absentee voters have someone witness them signing their ballots. The plaintiffs are the Arctic Village Council, a tribal government; the League of...

Group sues challenging Arkansas' rejection of petitions

Sep. 2, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supporters of initiatives that would overhaul Arkansas' redistricting process and its primaries on Wednesday asked a federal judge to force the state to count signatures that were submitted in favor of the proposals. A lawsuit by the League of Women Voters of Arkansas comes days...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Ohio Secretary of State Frank Larose speaks at the Ohio Republican Party event, in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio Democratic Party filed a lawsuit against LaRose on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in an attempt to force an expansion of ballot dropboxes ahead of the November election. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Voter advocates join Ohio legal cry to expand drop boxes

Aug. 27, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coalition of voting rights groups is joining Ohio Democrats in suing the state's election chief, seeking to force an expansion of ballot drop boxes ahead of the November election. The complaint filed late Wednesday challenges Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose's order...

Mail delivery vehicles are parked outside a post office in Boys Town, Neb., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The Postmaster general announced Tuesday he is halting some operational changes to mail delivery that critics warned were causing widespread delays and could disrupt voting in the November election. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said he would

Pelosi says postmaster has no plans to restore mail cuts

Aug. 19, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service faced more questions and a federal lawsuit Wednesday over mail disruptions, despite assurances by President Donald Trump's postmaster general of no more service changes until after the November election — a pledge made only after a public outcry. House Speaker...

Lawsuit challenges signature verification of mail-in ballots

Aug. 7, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

A federal lawsuit filed Friday seeks to force Pennsylvania election officials to change the way that voters’ signatures on mail-in ballots are verified, asserting that tens of thousands of voters are at risk of being disenfranchised in the fall presidential election. County election officials rely on...

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, overseeing the Election Night Reporting Center in Columbus, Ohio, calls for the closing of the polls in the Ohio primary election, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ohio may purge 120K inactive voters from rolls post-election

Aug. 7, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations will be purged from state voter rolls after the November election, the state elections chief announced Friday, while saying that number could go down if people on the list simply vote in the election. The removal, required under state...