Latest Primary elections News

Deadline to switch parties for presidential primary nears

Jan. 26, 2020 2:01 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut voters who are registered with one party but want to vote in a different party's presidential primary are facing a key deadline. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said those voters must change their registration by Tuesday. Voters can look up and check their current...

Voter registration deadline in SC presidential primary close

Jan. 26, 2020 11:28 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People in South Carolina who want to vote in next month's Democratic presidential primary face a deadline to register this week. The State Election Commission said all voters for the Feb. 29 primary must be registered by Thursday. The first in the South presidential primary is open,...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall meeting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

Jan. 25, 2020 10:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates roared back into Iowa on Saturday touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in the caucuses that will soon launch the process of deciding who will challenge President Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she...

FILE- In a Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, voters wait to fill out absentee ballots the day before the general election in Detroit. People can cast absentee ballots in Michigan's March 10, 2020 presidential primary starting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Early voting is underway in Michigan's presidential primary

Jan. 25, 2020 8:44 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Voting is underway in Michigan's presidential primary more than a year after the option was greatly expanded through the passage of a ballot measure, though many Democrats vying for the nomination remain focused — for now — on Iowa and other early states. The 45-day...

Louisiana's 2019 "I Voted" sticker honored for creativity

Jan. 25, 2020 12:55 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's 2019 “I Voted” sticker has won a national award for originality and creativity from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. The sticker, created by Cajun artist Tony Bernard of Lafayette, featured a pelican wearing a crown centered in a rendition of the state...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump points as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally, in Toledo, Ohio. As the Democratic primary intensifies ahead of the first voting contests, President Donald Trump and his allies have issued a series of favorable comments about Democrat Bernie Sanders. It's a strategy aimed at trying to take advantage of Democratic divisions and trying to attract some Sanders' supporters to Trump's campaign if the senator is not his party's nominee. (AP Photo/ Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Trump defends Sanders, stoking Democratic divisions

Jan. 25, 2020 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As tensions between Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren rose earlier this month, Sanders found himself with an unusual ally: President Donald Trump. During a raucous campaign rally in which Trump critiqued some of his Democratic challengers, the...

In this Jan. 11, 2020 photo, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to the Mid Alabama Republican Club in Vestavia Hills, AL. Sessions is stressing his loyalty to President Donald Trump as he seeks to regain the Alabama Senate seat he held for 20 years. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Jeff Sessions stresses Trump loyalty in Alabama Senate race

Jan. 25, 2020 9:20 AM EST

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, giving a recent campaign speech to a suburban Republican club, recalled his 2016 decision to endorse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a time when many party members were uncertain about the bellicose outsider. “'Jeff, are...

California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system

Jan. 24, 2020 9:40 PM EST

California’s secretary of state on Friday approved Los Angeles County’s new publicly owned computerized voting system — a first of its kind for the nation — but is requiring modifications to address serious security and technical problems identified in testing. Secretary of State Alex...

GOP Kansas Rep. Watkins changes voter registration 2nd time

Jan. 24, 2020 7:30 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A freshman Kansas congressman has changed his voter registration for the second time in six weeks after coming under investigation for potentially violating state election laws for previously listing a UPS Inc. store as his residence. Republican Rep. Steve Watkins listed a Topeka...

Massachusetts sets early voting days in presidential primary

Jan. 24, 2020 4:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters will for the first time be able to cast ballots early in a presidential primary — a move that may help boost turnout. Residents will be able to start voting as early as Feb. 24 and continue early voting through Feb. 28. No excuse is required to cast an early vote....