Latest Voter registration News

Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

Aug. 17, 2018 9:17 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's elections director said she's confident the state has enough questioned ballot envelopes and that poll workers will be ready after some Alaskans had their voter registration addresses changed before Tuesday's primary. The issue stems from the implementation of a 2016 ballot...

AP FACT CHECK: Ohio voters in special election not over 116

Aug. 17, 2018 9:08 AM EDT

With Ohio's special congressional election still too close to call, questions have been raised about the veracity of voter rolls in the swing state. Republican state Sen. Troy Balderson, of Zanesville, leads Democrat Danny O'Connor, the Franklin County recorder, in unofficial results from the Aug. 7 special...

APNewsBreak: Voter log changes could delay Alaska results

Aug. 16, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some election results from the Alaska primary could be delayed after more than 100,000 voters were given a month to clear up discrepancies with their addresses on voting records. Election officials have not given an exact count of how many did so, but those who didn't may have to vote...

A look at provisional ballots in primary for Kansas governor

Aug. 14, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

More than 313,000 ballots were cast in the hotly contested Republican primary for Kansas governor, but the two candidates are separated only by about 200 votes. Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer after all regular ballots were counted, including mail-in and absentee votes. Now the winner will...

US judge voids part of North Carolina election law

Aug. 8, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge invalidated part of North Carolina elections law that allows one voter to challenge another's residency, a provision that activist groups used to scrub thousands of names from rolls ahead of the 2016 elections. U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs said in an order signed...

NYC launches voter registration drive in jails

Aug. 8, 2018 9:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has launched a voter registration drive in its jails. Eligible inmates will be able to directly sign up to vote and have their absentee ballots picked up from jail. The city's Department of Correction says it can't tell for certain how many of its 8,000 inmates are eligible to...

Ex-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens can't vote in Tuesday primary

Aug. 7, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens apparently won't be voting in the state's primary election. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports voting records indicate Greitens is still registered to vote in Jefferson City. No voting records indicate he has switched his registration to Warren...

Judge orders Kobach to pay more than $26,000 for contempt

Aug. 1, 2018 8:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge imposed on Wednesday more than $26,000 in sanctions against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as punishment for his "contemptuous behavior" during a voting rights case that challenged the state's proof-of-citizenship registration law. U.S. District Judge Julie...

Opposition says Cambodian election was death of democracy

Jul. 30, 2018 7:00 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen congratulated itself Monday on its election victory, while the opposition party unable to contest the polls said they marked the death of democracy in the Southeast Asian country, making its government and any dealings with it...

Nevada could elect first-ever female-majority statehouse

Jul. 23, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada voters could soon make history by electing the country's first female-majority state legislature. Women, after winning a record number of primary contests last month, could make up nearly two-thirds of the statehouse by Nov. 7, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported . "In the past,...