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House committee takes up bills to expand voter turnout

Jan. 15, 2019 5:17 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democrats who objected to what they viewed as voter suppression legislation are proposing new bills aimed at expanding voter turnout. The House Election Law Committee held public hearings Tuesday on two constitutional amendments: One would allow 17-year-olds to vote in...

Some details of NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state budget proposal

Jan. 15, 2019 4:22 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A look at some of the details from the $175 billion New York state budget proposal released by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday: ___ MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION Permit personal use by adults 21 and older and license retail pot shops. Give counties and large cities the power to...

Dodge City plans 2 new polling sites as legal fees mount

Jan. 15, 2019 3:54 PM EST

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Amid mounting legal fees in a lawsuit that seeks to expand voting access, Ford County is expected to announce two new polling locations in Dodge City for this year's local elections. The county will mail notices to voters informing them of their new polling place after arrangements...

Reynolds seeks felon voting rights constitutional amendment

Jan. 15, 2019 2:36 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa would no longer bar former felons from voting after they complete their sentences and would ensure that crime victims be told of major status changes involving prisoners who wronged them under constitutional amendments proposed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. Reynolds...

Connecticut official propose allowing early voting

Jan. 15, 2019 2:25 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have announced a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow early voting in elections. Democratic Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said Tuesday that the amendment would require at least three days of in-person early voting and remove...

Hawaii lawmakers draft bills for recounts in close elections

Jan. 15, 2019 10:23 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — At least three state senators are drafting legislation that would require automatic recounts in close election races in Hawaii. The bills being drafted seek to avoid or more quickly resolve election disputes such as the one ongoing for a Honolulu City Council seat, the Honolulu...

New York Legislature approves early voting

Jan. 14, 2019 9:28 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state may soon join most other states in allowing its citizens to cast a ballot before Election Day in a bid to improve its low voter turnout rates. The state Senate and Assembly both approved legislation Monday that would require counties to allow in-person voting up to 10...

Republicans seek to defend voter ID law in federal court

Jan. 14, 2019 7:07 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislators want to get formally involved in a federal lawsuit challenging the state's latest voter identification law because they say Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein can't be trusted to defend it. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate...

House panel considers uncounted ballots from NE Iowa race

Jan. 14, 2019 6:15 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — House Democrats appointed to a committee to review the results of a contested northeast Iowa House election are vowing to fight any attempt to rush to judgment on whether to count 29 absentee mail ballots. Kayla Koether trails Republican incumbent Michael Bergan by nine votes for...

North Carolina: Let ballot probe proceed despite GOP lawsuit

Jan. 14, 2019 6:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge should let a ballot fraud investigation play out in the nation's last undecided congressional race despite a Republican candidate's lawsuit demanding immediate victory, especially since Congress may ultimately decide the winner, attorneys representing North Carolina's elections...