Latest Voting machines News

Bill authorizing Windham election audit sent to governor

Apr. 10, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A bill authorizing an audit of how votes were counted in Windham last fall is headed to the desk of Gov. Chris Sununu, who has said he would sign it. After eight candidates competed for the town's four House seats in November, a recount showed four...

No plans to revive Louisiana's voting machine search soon

Apr. 08, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin told lawmakers Thursday that he won't soon restart Louisiana's work to upgrade its voting technology, after two prior efforts to replace thousands of voting machines were scrapped amid controversy. Ardoin, the...

County clerk: I won't count May primary ballots by hand

Apr. 05, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — The chief election officer in a northern Michigan county said she won't count paper ballots by hand in the May 4 primary, despite the wishes of commissioners. Antrim County Clerk Sheryl Guy said an electronic voting system “must be used in all...

Judge tosses some claims in old Georgia election lawsuit

Apr. 01, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A wide-ranging lawsuit filed more than two years ago and challenging the way Georgia's elections were run has been pared down by a judge who said this week that claims against the state's “exact match” voter registration requirement can move forward. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Mar. 26, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Pfizer CEO...

Arizona Democrats call recount of Maricopa ballots 'charade'

Mar. 22, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrats on Monday lashed out at Republicans who control the Arizona Senate for their plan to do a complete hand recount of 2.1 million ballots in the state’s most populous county, calling the effort a “charade” to keep backers of former President Donald Trump fired up...

Michigan county chooses to count ballots by hand in May vote

Mar. 20, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan county that was sued over its counting of the fall election will count paper ballots by hand in the May 4 primary. Antrim County commissioners turned down a request from the county clerk for $5,080 to prepare Dominion voting...

Arizona Senate to hand-count 2.1 million Maricopa ballots

Mar. 18, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans who control the Arizona Senate announced Thursday they now intend to do a complete recount of 2.1 million ballots in the state’s most populous county to ensure that President Joe Biden's November win was legitimate. Senate President Karen...

Judge: Arizona GOP must pay $18K in groundless election suit

Mar. 15, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republican Party and its lawyers must pay $18,000 in attorneys’ fees that taxpayers were forced to pick up late last year to defend government officials against one of the party’s failed lawsuits challenging President Joe Biden’s victory in the state, a...

Louisiana elections chief slams senator over voting machines

Mar. 05, 2021 15:07 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin lashed out Friday against the head of the Louisiana Senate's elections oversight committee after she helped to sink Ardoin's voting machine replacement work, escalating an intraparty feud that could affect any future search for new...