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Wisconsin election clerks seek order on ballot counting

Oct. 26, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election clerks in northeastern Wisconsin asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to issue an order allowing them to fill in a ballot misprint so that as many as 13,500 ballots can be processed more quickly through counting machines on Election Day. Using a black pen or marker to fill...

Appeals court halts order requiring Georgia pollbook backups

Oct. 24, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted a lower court's order that said every polling place in Georgia must have at least one updated paper backup of the electronic pollbooks that are used to check in voters. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg last month issued the order...

Jen Cox poses for a photo on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, after voting early at State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. The arena, where the NBA's Atlanta Hawks play, is one of many professional sports venues around the country that has opened its doors for voting or other election-related activities. With dozens of voting machines and ample space for social distancing, they provide a safe and efficient way to vote during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kate Brumback)

Arenas, stadiums find new life as safer options for voting

Oct. 22, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With long waits making headlines during early voting across the country, professional sports venues have emerged as bright spots, repurposing huge spaces mostly devoid of fans into efficient and relatively safe polling places. Featuring rows and rows of voting machines, ample space for...

Wisconsin elections panel doesn't want delay in vote count

Oct. 20, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission wants a judge to allow officials in a northeastern county near Green Bay to use markers to fill in a ballot misprint so that the ballots can be processed more quickly through counting machines. The commission opposed giving Outagamie County more time...

With an election official looking on an elderly voter uses the drive-thru option to vote outside Richardson City Hall during early voting Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Richardson, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Despite virus fears, Texas sends most voters to the polls

Oct. 13, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Early voting began Tuesday with long lines in Texas, one of the few places in the U.S. not allowing widespread mail balloting during the pandemic, and Jill Biden rallied supporters across the red state that Democrats are no longer writing off. Texas is one of just five states that did not...

New Jersey voter registration deadline is Tuesday

Oct. 13, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tuesday marks the last day New Jersey voters can register to cast a ballot in this year's election. The COVID-19 outbreak has upended the presidential election in New Jersey. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy ordered a nearly all-mail election, with registered voters automatically getting a...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, file photo, Courtney Parker votes on a new voting machine in Dallas, Ga. In a ruling issued on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, a federal judge expressed serious concerns about the new election system but declined to immediately order the state to switch to hand-marked ballots so close to the November 2020 election. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Judge won't order immediate switch to hand-marked ballots

Oct. 11, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday expressed serious concerns about Georgia's new election system but declined to order the state to abandon its touchscreen voting machines in favor of hand-marked paper ballots for the November election. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by voting integrity...

This photo made on Oct. 6, 2020, in Westerville, Ohio, shows Ohio absentee ballots. Two voters registered at the same address in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, Ohio, were mailed these differing absentee ballots for the 2020 general election, with one of the ballots listing candidates from a different congressional district. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)

Ohio county says nearly 50,000 voters received wrong ballots

Oct. 9, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 50,000 voters received incorrect absentee ballots in the county that is home to Ohio’s capital and largest city, elections officials said Friday as they promised corrected ballots would be mailed within 72 hours. With about 240,000 ballots mailed, that meant one in five...

Ohio voters wait in line at the Franklin County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)

Ohio county still can't say how many wrong ballots sent

Oct. 8, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials with the elections board in the county that is home to Ohio’s capital still could not say Thursday how many voters received the wrong absentee ballots while promising corrected replacement ballots will be mailed quickly once the total number is determined. Some...

This photo made on Oct. 6, 2020, in Westerville, Ohio, shows Ohio absentee ballots. Two voters registered at the same address in the Columbus suburb of Westerville, Ohio, were mailed these differing absentee ballots for the 2020 general election, with one of the ballots listing candidates from a different congressional district. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)

Mail-in ballot mix-ups: How much should we worry?

Oct. 8, 2020 1:13 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Several high-profile cases of voters getting incorrect blank absentee ballots in the mail are raising questions about how often such mix-ups occur and whether they could affect this year's presidential election. Mail-in ballots are under heightened scrutiny this year as voters request them in...