Latest Voting machines News

Louisiana restarts process for selecting new voting system

Nov. 17, 2021 15:05 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana edged forward Wednesday with its latest effort to update the state's voting system, with the convening of a new commission that will help choose the technology after receiving broader input than officials did during prevous unsuccessful efforts to replace...

Health CEO leads after recount in Florida congressional race

Nov. 12, 2021 19:18 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Health care executive Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick maintained a five-vote margin after a recount Friday for the Democratic nomination in a Florida congressional race. Final but unofficial results showed Cherfilus-McCormick ahead of Dale...

Quick contract could slow payment for Hinds election work

Nov. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's largest county hired a second company to deliver voting machines after officials said the first one overturned some machines and took some to the wrong precincts. A judge will have to decide whether the Hinds County Board of...

Voting distrust likely to continue despite smooth election

Nov. 06, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The first major election day following a year of relentless attacks on voting rights and election officials went off largely without a hitch. Unlike the 2020 presidential election, there were no claims of widespread fraud, ballots emerging mysteriously in the dark of night or...

Recount! Florida again has an election too close to call

Nov. 03, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state famous for election recounts, just 12 votes separated the leading candidates Wednesday in the Democratic primary in South Florida for the U.S. House seat of the late Alcee Hastings, elections officials said. By law, that means there...

Few snags for Election Day voting amid scrutiny on process

Nov. 02, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After a year of dealing with false claims and death threats, election officials on Tuesday delivered a relatively smooth Election Day. There were just scattered reports of voting or equipment problems, typical for Election Day: a technical problem...

Iowa governor voting in Madison County shows she has moved

Nov. 02, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With a photo posted on social media, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday unofficially announced she is now a resident of Madison County. Reynolds posted the photo of her feeding her ballot into a voting machine and noted she had voted that morning...

Major cases could come before judges on Pennsylvania ballots

Nov. 01, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters are set to fill four open seats on statewide courts with candidates who could eventually help settle major cases on issues from abortion to elections. The marquee contest in Tuesday's election is for an open seat on...

Access to voted for disabled generally good in Minnesota

Nov. 01, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Those who monitor voting access for people with disabilities say Minnesota generally does a good job on the issue, but the state's is not without challenges. Minnesota Council on Disability ADA Director David Fenley says while barriers still...

Wisconsin audit finds elections are 'safe and secure'

Oct. 22, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A highly anticipated nonpartisan audit of the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin released Friday did not identify any widespread fraud in the battleground state, which a key Republican legislative leader said shows its elections are “safe and secure.” ...