Latest Voting News

The Latest: DC's House delegate Holmes Norton wins again

Jun. 19, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Washington, D.C. (all times EDT): 8:52 p.m. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington's non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives, has won the Democratic Party nomination as she seeks re-election. Holmes Norton, 81, has served as Washington's...

AP FACT CHECK: Democratic voter drop historic? Maybe

Jun. 19, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republicans have taken over Kentucky's state government, electing majorities in the state House and Senate and a Republican governor for the first time ever. Now, Republicans say it is the first time in the state's history that Democratic voter registration has dropped below 50...

Officials: Election needs redo after possible double votes

Jun. 19, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican primary election for Clark County administrator that was decided by four votes last week should be redone because more than 40 voters inadvertently voted twice, according to county elections officials. Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria said Monday evening that he can't certify...

Nation's biggest ranked-choice voting test nearing a result

Jun. 19, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting neared a result but there won't be an announcement of winners in two Democratic primaries until Wednesday, officials said. Maine election officials scrambled to retrieve ballots from a handful of towns because the scanned sheets were...

The Latest: Maine's ranked-choice voting test nears result

Jun. 19, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on ranked-choice voting in Maine (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Maine election officials expect to announce winners sometime Wednesday in the nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting. Officials scrambled Tuesday to retrieve ballots from a handful of towns because the...

AP FACT CHECK: It's true Heitkamp votes often with Trump

Jun. 19, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, facing a tough re-election in a red state this November, is telling voters she can work with Republican President Donald Trump. In a television ad released last week, Heitkamp speaks directly to viewers and says she's voted more than half...

Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

Jun. 19, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive information including partial Social Security numbers from nearly a thousand state voters. The complaint...

Seattle voters to decide $620M education levy in November

Jun. 19, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters will decide in November whether to raise their property taxes to pay for preschool and other education programs. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to put the $620 million levy on the Nov. 6 ballot. The seven-year levy would expand the city's subsidized-preschool...

Guilty plea in NY election-rigging scheme

Jun. 19, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A consultant has admitted taking part in a scheme to rig a New York election to get approval for lucrative residential real estate projects. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman announced Tuesday that Volvy Smilowitz has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process in...

High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

Jun. 19, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of electoral maps. When those hopes fizzled Monday, attention turned to North Carolina. A case challenging that battleground state's congressional...