Latest Absentee voting News

Adams takes fragile lead in NYC Democratic mayoral primary

Jun. 23, 2021 04:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams appeared to take a fragile lead Tuesday in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary, but it could be weeks before it becomes clear who is actually on top in the first citywide election to use ranked choice voting. ...

GOP voting law bill clears state House amid Wolf veto threat

Jun. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican rewrite of Pennsylvania election law that would mandate voter IDs, alter registration and ballot counting deadlines and give conservatives auditing procedures they have clamored for passed the state House on Tuesday despite the Democratic governor’s...

Wisconsin Republicans send election bills to governor

Jun. 22, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly sent bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday that would make it more difficult for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots and prohibit officials from filling in missing information on the envelopes of returned absentee ballots. ...

Court restores Tennessee 1st time voter limit on mail voting

Jun. 22, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A panel of federal appellate judges on Tuesday reinstated a Tennessee law requiring first-time voters in the state to appear in person to vote, reasoning in part that the COVID-19 pandemic is "unlikely to pose a serious threat during the next election cycle." ...

EXPLAINER: Ranked choice voting gets big test in NYC

Jun. 22, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ranked choice voting made its debut in New York City's mayoral primary Tuesday in one of the most high-profile tests yet for a system gaining use in pockets across the U.S. The system is based on a simple premise: Democracy works better if people...

Judge weighs whether to dismiss Georgia ballot review case

Jun. 21, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

McDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A judge is weighing whether to dismiss claims brought by a group of voters who allege that fraud during the November general election in Georgia's most populous county resulted in the violation of their constitutional rights. The lawsuit filed by...

Probation for WVa mail carrier in absentee ballot case

Jun. 21, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier who pleaded guilty to altering mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots was sentenced to five years’ probation Monday. Thomas Cooper was charged in May 2020 after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots...

Judge to hear motions to toss Georgia ballot review case

Jun. 20, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge who last month ordered absentee ballots in Georgia's most populous county to be unsealed as part of a lawsuit alleging fraud during the November election is now set to hear arguments over whether the case should be dismissed. Originally filed in...

Legal cannabis bill clears state Senate, Lamont to sign it

Jun. 17, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate voted Thursday to legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults, the final legislative action for a bill that lays the groundwork for the new industry in Connecticut and attempts to address racial inequities stemming from the nation's war...

NC election bills unlikely to become laws after Senate votes

Jun. 16, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans pushed a trio of election measures through their chamber on Wednesday, including one that would prohibit counting mail-in absentee ballots that aren't received by local officials by Election Day. But unlike other...