Latest Voter registration News

Judge mulls allowing expelled Arizona lawmaker on ballot

Jun. 14, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge says she'll decide Friday whether a former Arizona lawmaker expelled over sexual misconduct can run for state Senate. Don Shooter was the first state lawmaker in the United States to be ousted following the rise of the #MeToo movement. In February, the Arizona House voted 56-3 to...

Supreme Court's voter roll decision may have limited impact

Jun. 12, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters, which was affirmed in Monday's 5-4 ruling, after the November elections. It takes a...

Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

Jun. 11, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — States can target people who haven't cast ballots in a while in efforts to purge their voting rolls, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that has drawn wide attention amid stark partisan divisions and the approach of the 2018 elections. By a 5-4 vote that split the conservative and...

No voter registration point of pride, unease in North Dakota

Jun. 10, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — John Erickson breezed into downtown Bismarck's government building, flashed his ID and picked up a primary ballot. A few minutes later, the early voting ballot complete, Erickson traded pleasantries with friends and familiar poll workers and headed back to tend the cows and crops on...

Not voting could jeopardize future votes in some US states

Jun. 8, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Do you have to vote even if you don't want to? Not doing so could put you on the path to losing your vote in some states. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on a lawsuit filed against Ohio's secretary of state over the practice of flagging registered voters after they've...

Parkland students to make bus tour to register young voters

Jun. 4, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A day after graduating, a group of Florida high school shooting survivors announced they'll spend their summer crisscrossing the country, expanding their grass-roots activism from rallies and schools walkouts to registering young voters to help accomplish their vision for stricter gun...

Independent voters now outnumber Republicans in California

Jun. 1, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time, Republicans are the third largest bloc of voters in California. New data released by the secretary of state on Friday shows voters with no party preference represent 25.5 percent of registered voters while Republicans make up 25.1 percent. Democrats remain the...

Gun-reform activists spur voter registration at high schools

May. 29, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at more than 1,000 schools across the country are registering young voters in lunchrooms, hallways and even at upcoming graduation ceremonies in a week of activism aimed at electing lawmakers who support gun reforms in response to school shootings in Florida and Texas. David...

Afghan official: Gunmen kill 3 people in Herat province

May. 28, 2018 4:08 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says gunmen have killed at least three people in an attack in western Herat province. Gelani Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor in Herat, says the three victims include an employee of a voter registration center and two policemen. A third policeman...

More than 160 South Dakota city voters list Walmart address

May. 18, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The more than 160 registered voters who have listed a Rapid City Walmart as their address are at the center of a debate between two candidates for county auditor. Pennington County auditor candidate James Bialota raised the issue Wednesday, the Rapid City Journal reported . "I am...