Latest Voting machines News

Memphis officials take public comments on voting systems

Apr. 1, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Election commissioners in Tennessee’s largest county heard Wednesday from voters about the safety and efficiency of hand-marked paper ballots versus electronic voting machines. The vast majority of Memphis-area voters who commented during an glitch-filled online meeting of the...

In this Thursday, March 12, 2020 photo, Cook County Jail inmate Sirjerathan Wilson, is seen on camera as he talks with The Associated Press about his early jailhouse voting experience for the upcoming March 17, Illinois primary, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Detainees walk out of cells, into voting booths in Chicago

Mar. 16, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sirjerathan Wilson never thought it was worth the trouble to vote and never had. But inside Cook County Jail, Wilson sees it differently: voting is a chance to remind himself that his opinion matters and to show his family that he's doing more than just letting one day bleed into the next. ...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at an emergency management warehouse alongside props of testing kits about the spread of the coronavirus, Friday March 13, 2020 in Tallahassee, Fla. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. ((AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Election officials: Tuesday primaries on despite virus fears

Mar. 13, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elections officials in the four states holding presidential primaries next week say they have no plans to postpone voting amid widespread disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, they are taking extraordinary steps to ensure that voters can cast ballots and polling...

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo gestures as she speaks during a meeting for the upcoming mayoral elections in Paris Monday, March 2, 2020. France local elections starting March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Democracy in times of virus: France maintains elections

Mar. 13, 2020 7:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The new virus has shuttered all schools, banished cheek-kissing and upended daily life across France, but President Emmanuel Macron won't let it disrupt democracy, so he's maintaining nationwide elections this weekend. The virus is sure to dominate the voting process anyway, as French voters...

Leon County supervisor of elections Mark Earley, right, shows Don Palmer of the federal election assistance commission the sample ballot for the Tuesday primary on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

Amid recount dramas, Florida hopes for election night relief

Mar. 12, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a state where vote tallying frequently goes deep into the night, or sometimes extends over many days, Florida officials have long sought to shed the Sunshine State's reputation as the national poster child for elections gone wrong. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who himself won by a...

A woman votes in the presidential primary election at the the Summit View Church of the Nazarene Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. The polling place served two precincts as voters who were scheduled to vote at a nearby senior living facility were directed to vote at the church after the facility backed out due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

States shuffle poll locations to protect seniors from virus

Mar. 11, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coronavirus threat is forcing elections officials in some states to remove polling places from nursing homes and other senior care facilities to protect older Americans, who appear to be more susceptible to the disease. Last-minute shuffling left voters in Michigan and Missouri...

In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 photo, a touchscreen voting machine and printer are seen in a voting booth, in Paulding, Ga. Georgia's state election board has scheduled an emergency hearing Wednesday, March 11, 2020, to determine whether a county election board violated state laws and election rules when it voted to use hand-marked paper ballots instead of the state's new voting machines for the presidential primary. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Georgia county punished for ditching voting machines

Mar. 11, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's State Election Board voted on Wednesday to punish election officials in one county for their decision not to use the state's new voting machines for the presidential primary, and it ordered them to immediately start using the machines again. The Athens-Clarke County Board of...

Local races not affected after Dallas County primary recount

Mar. 11, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

AUSTIN (AP) — Dallas County completed the recount of missing ballots from last week's primary and the results showed local races were not affected, elections officials announced. The Dallas Morning News reported that the 9,149 missing ballots were counted Wednesday morning from 44 machines not included in...

Judge approves recount of Dallas County Super Tuesday votes

Mar. 10, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas County will recount ballots from Super Tuesday voters in the 2020 primary after discovering 44 thumb drives containing ballots were not included in the final results. State District Judge Emily Tobolowsky approved the request Tuesday to manually recount the votes. The error affected...

Firefighters work in the aftermath of a fire at a warehouse of the National Electoral Council where tens of thousands of voting machines and fingerprint readers were destroyed, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 9, 2020. Government officials are vowing not to let the fire deter their quest to hold legislative elections this year. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Venezuela officials vow not to let fire prevent elections

Mar. 9, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities are vowing not to let a fire that destroyed thousands of voting machines deter their quest to hold legislative elections this year that could help President Nicolás Maduro consolidate his power. Officials on Monday provided few details about the weekend...