Latest Voting News

Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay

Feb. 16, 2019 2:58 PM EST

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's top candidates on Saturday condemned the surprise last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa's largest democracy for calm. The decision, announced five hours before polls were to open, is a...

Judge: Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights

Feb. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category. The ruling this week by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan certifying the lawsuit as a class action raises the stakes...

Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner

Feb. 16, 2019 8:44 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Evidence collected over months and being unveiled Monday could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot-tampering that a winner cannot be declared - or that that the actual winner was unfairly denied the seat. North...

Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital

Feb. 16, 2019 6:07 AM EST

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified "challenges." The top candidates condemned the decision and blamed each other but appealed to Africa's largest democracy for calm,...

Nigeria delays election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'

Feb. 15, 2019 11:53 PM EST

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country....

Georgia bill would replace state's outdated voting machines

Feb. 15, 2019 10:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Three months after a much-disputed election for Georgia governor, lawmakers have filed a bill to make the state use voting machines that have electronic ballot markers and print a paper ballot. The House bill, filed Thursday, addresses some aspects of election law criticized during...

2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

Feb. 15, 2019 9:33 PM EST

Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he's creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Kamala Harris of California are visiting early voting states on Friday...

The Latest: Nigeria delays presidential vote until Feb. 23

Feb. 15, 2019 8:58 PM EST

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local): 2:50 a.m. Nigeria's electoral commission says the presidential election is delayed until Feb. 23 over unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials have not been delivered to all parts of the country. Commission chairman...

Feds, Connecticut reach deal on identifying voters who died

Feb. 15, 2019 6:30 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal officials say they've reached an agreement with Connecticut on the state's process for identifying registered voters who have died, in an effort to prevent voter fraud. The Justice Department announced the "memorandum of understanding" Friday. The agreement calls for state...

Lawmakers question multistep voting registration for felons

Feb. 15, 2019 2:51 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana officials say they have nailed down the voting registration method they'll use for convicted felons whose rights will be restored under a law effective March 1. Some lawmakers Friday said the multiple-step process for the estimated 36,000 felons is too complicated. They...