Latest Voting News

The Latest: Polls open in Belgium in EU, national elections

May. 26, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 8:05 a.m. Belgians are heading to the polls in European Union, national and regional elections Sunday. Polls opened at 8 a.m. (0700GMT) and the first estimates and exit polls were expected by 6 p.m. (1700GMT). In the...

Europe's voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

May. 26, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Pivotal elections for the European Union parliament reach their climax Sunday as the last 21 nations go to the polls and results are announced in a vote that boils down to a continent-wide battle between euroskeptic populists and proponents of closer EU unity. Right-wing nationalists who...

The Latest: European Parliament vote shifts to 4 nations

May. 25, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Early vote counts and an exit poll in Ireland suggest that the Green Party is gaining strength in that European Union nation as it challenges three larger parties in local and European...

High-stakes European Parliament vote shifts to 4 nations

May. 25, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The European Parliament elections shifted to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia on Saturday as voters in those European Union nations took part in a landmark ballot in which resurgent nationalists are challenging traditional parties over the future of Europe. The stakes for the EU...

2020 Dem primary calendar may boost Hispanic voter clout

May. 25, 2019 6:02 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — How to pronounce Beto O'Rourke's first name — "Is it BET-oh or BAY-toe?" — is debated nearly everywhere the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful goes in Iowa. But Rich Salas doesn't hesitate. "BET-oh," the chief diversity officer at Des Moines University says correctly...

Nevada legislators face Friday deadline on some bills

May. 24, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have approved bills to ban private prisons, restore voting rights to felons and streamline the process for sealing low-level marijuana convictions. Some other bills, however, are facing a deadline Friday that will determine whether they die or move further toward...

Online video of GOP House candidate may target super PACs

May. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a sign that rich flows of untraceable money are expected to influence the election for a North Carolina congressional seat left vacant after earlier allegations of ballot fraud, a cleanly produced video of the Republican candidate has been posted online for use by supportive outside...

Climate protesters turn out as Europe votes on parliament

May. 24, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters — many of them too young to vote — took to the streets Friday across the European Union to demand tougher action against global warming as the 28-nation bloc elects a new parliament. From Portugal to Finland, from Italy to Britain, students followed the call of...

The Latest: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win

May. 24, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Polls have opened for the European Parliament elections in the Czech Republic, with a centrist party led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis expected to win...

Voting in Ireland kicks off Day 2 of EU elections

May. 24, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ireland is going to the polls to kick off the second day of European Union elections which have already caused a stir in the Netherlands. According to a surprise Ipsos exit forecast late Thursday, the Dutch Labor Party of European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans will become the...