Latest Voting 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...

Voting groups want more Mainers on the rolls before '20

Jan. 26, 2020 1:29 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two voting organizations are sending more than 120,000 voter registration applications to Maine residents in January as part of a drive to get more people to vote. The Voter Participation Center in Washington and related organization Center for Voter Information are mailing 127,580...

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,...

FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, a woman votes in Sandy Springs, Ga. It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but challenges remain. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats

Jan. 26, 2020 9:48 AM EST

It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote,...

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...

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez smile during a ceremony announce her nomination as presidential candidate for the May 3 elections in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Bolivia's interim leader Áñez confirms candidacy in election

Jan. 24, 2020 10:03 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian interim President Jeanine Áñez, who replaced former leader Evo Morales when he left the country, on Friday announced her candidacy in the country's May 3 presidential election. When she took office on Nov. 12, Áñez said she her job as interim president...

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...