Latest Absentee voting News

Madison, Wis. residents Theola Carter, left, and Carrie Braxton fill out their ballots on the first day of the state's in-person absentee voting window for the Nov. 3 election outside the city's City-County Building Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

High court won’t extend Wisconsin's absentee ballot deadline

Oct. 26, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with Republicans to prevent Wisconsin from counting mailed ballots that are received after Election Day. In a 5-3 order, the justices on Monday refused to reinstate a lower court order that called for mailed ballots to be counted if they are received up to six...

Supreme Court sides with GOP in refusing to extend Wisconsin deadline for absentee ballots received after Election Day

Oct. 26, 2020 7:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court sides with GOP in refusing to extend Wisconsin deadline for absentee ballots received after Election Day.
Voters stand in line to cast their ballots inside the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Annapolis, Md., on the first day of in-person early voting in the state. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Maryland breaks record for early voting on 1st day

Oct. 26, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters lined up on Monday for a busy, record-breaking first day of in-person early voting in the state. While more than 1.6 million Maryland residents have requested mail-in ballots amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, residents at early voting centers said they felt...

Temporary election worker Joseph Banar, center, disinfects voting stations as a precaution against the coronavirus while a steady stream of voters participates in the first day of balloting in New Mexico, at the Santa Fe Convention Center on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Election officials also are witnessing a massive surge in absentee ballot requests. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Republican lawsuit alleges problems with absentee balloting

Oct. 26, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party says its election poll challengers in New Mexico are unfairly being denied oversight of the initial verification process for absentee ballots, in a lawsuit filed Monday with the state Supreme Court. The lawsuit from the GOP and several allied state legislators and...

People wait  in the rain to vote in Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said a record number of absentee ballots have already been cast this year in the election. Some counties allowed Saturday voting for the first time. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

More than 200,000 Alabama absentee votes already cast

Oct. 26, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A record 200,000 Alabamians have already voted in the November election amid an early voting push and pandemic rules that made it easier to vote by absentee ballot. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Monday that 271,318 absentee ballots have been requested, and a 206,552...

Some ballot requests may be affected by county cyber attack

Oct. 26, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — A hacker attack against an upstate New York county's computer system raised concern that some emailed absentee ballot applications may not be processed, but the state Board of Elections said voting won't be affected overall. The cyber attack on Oct. 18 encrypted about 200 computers...

Mississippi absentee voting continues to increase

Oct. 26, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Absentee voting in Mississippi is continuing at a brisk pace, the state's top elections official said Monday. Secretary of State Michael Watson said nearly 170,000 absentee ballots had been requested and about 142,600 of those had been completed and returned by Sunday. That compares...

Judge rejects suits over Arkansas absentee ballot rejections

Oct. 26, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday rejected an effort to require Arkansas election officials to give absentee voters a chance to correct their ballots before they’re rejected due to signature issues. U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes denied the motion for a preliminary injunction in...

Judge won't upset online system for absentee ballot sign-up

Oct. 26, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a challenge to Michigan's online request system for absentee ballots. Critics claim the online option violates Michigan law, which requires a signed application. Judge Cynthia Stephens said critics waited too long to seek an injunction and “merely...

Voters line up in front of the Yonkers Public Library in Yonkers, N.Y., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 as the first day of early voting in the presidential election begins across New York state. (Mark Vergari/The Journal News via AP)

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

Oct. 26, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days. The opening of early voting locations in Florida, Texas and...