Latest Voting News

The Latest: Cheney wins GOP nomination for US House

Aug. 21, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Wyoming's primary election (all times local): 9:01 p.m. Incumbent Liz Cheney has won the Republican nomination for Wyoming's lone seat in the U.S. House. Cheney beat two other Republicans in Tuesday's primary, Blake Stanley of Cheyenne and Rod Miller of Buford. Stanley...

Voters deciding primaries for governor, US House in Alaska

Aug. 21, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Turnout was light in early voting Tuesday as Alaskans headed to the polls to pick candidates in the state primary. Voters will choose a Republican nominee to advance to what is expected to be a hard-fought battle for governor this fall. They'll also choose the latest contender to...

The Latest: Voters weigh in on Alaska primary

Aug. 21, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's primary election (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Don Smith, a former state lawmaker and Anchorage assemblyman, wants a "solid conservative" as Alaska's next governor. So the Anchorage Republican voted Tuesday for the man he believes will fit that bill, former...

Democratic nominee Benson outlines election security plan

Aug. 21, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic secretary of state candidate Jocelyn Benson on Tuesday unveiled a plan designed to better secure Michigan elections, calling for routine post-election audits, standardized poll worker training and a different system to crosscheck the voter file against those in other...

New Mexico gets $3.7M to tighten election cybersecurity

Aug. 21, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is receiving $3.7 million to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard voter registration rolls and otherwise improve voting systems, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission announced Tuesday. The commission released a report showing how various states plan to spend $380 million...

Idaho gets $3.2M in grant money for election security

Aug. 21, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from a federal commission to secure and modernize its elections systems. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission released a report Tuesday showing how states plan to spend $380 million allocated by Congress last spring to strengthen voting systems amid...

Backlash erupts over poll-closing plan in black county

Aug. 21, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A predominantly black county in rural Georgia is facing a nationwide backlash over plans to close about 75 percent of its voting locations ahead of the November election. County officials say the locations are inaccessible to those with disabilities; critics say the closures will...

Federal team in Maryland evaluating election system

Aug. 21, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Homeland Security team is in Maryland this week to evaluate the state's election systems, after officials learned last month about a transaction between a venture fund with Russian ties and a company involved in the state's election infrastructure, Maryland's...

Nevada targets $4.3M in US grants to safeguard voter rolls

Aug. 21, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada is spending nearly $4.3 million in federal grants to shore up its election systems, with the bulk of the money targeted for safeguarding voter registration rolls and lesser amounts to tighten cybersecurity and improve communication between county and state election...

Arizona to see $7.4 million to beef up elections system

Aug. 21, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is receiving $7.4 million to update its voter registration database and bolster election cybersecurity systems. A report from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission released Tuesday says the funds are part of $380 million in federal dollars being spent nationwide. Congress allocated...