Latest State elections News

Maine Democrats' virtual voting continues this weekend

May. 30, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Democratic Party is continuing this weekend remote elections for delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The Democratic National Committee approved the plan for remote elections of delegates to the national convention in August in Milwaukee, along with presidential...

Tight congressional races top Indiana's delayed primary

May. 30, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The final votes will soon be cast for Indiana’s primary election after it was upended by the coronavirus outbreak amid aggressive campaigns for two congressional seats where incumbents are retiring. Health concerns prompted state officials to delay Tuesday’s primary by...

Kansas setting record for mail ballot requests amid pandemic

May. 30, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas election officials are receiving mail ballot applications at a historic rate, already exceeding just five months into the year the total number from the last general election in 2016. Figures from Secretary of State Scott Schwab’s office show that Kansas had processed 57,687...

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2020, file photo, oil executive and Republican U.S. House candidate Claire Chase campaigns in Los Lunas, N.M. and talks about her plans to support President Donald Trump. Three Republican hopefuls seeking to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small for a key southern New Mexico seat. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

Dem super PAC pushes 'weak' GOP US House primary candidate

May. 29, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A liberal super PAC is jumping into a New Mexico contested GOP U.S. House primary and running commercials in apparent support of a President Donald Trump ally that Democrats believe they can defeat in November. Patriot Majority PAC began airing television commercials Saturday...

Indiana won't change mail-in ballot deadline despite worries

May. 29, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top election official on Friday rejected a request for extending the deadline for returning mail-in ballots for next week's primary election, despite worries that thousands of them could arrive late and go uncounted. Some voters scattered around the state have...

Social media companies alerted about elections content in OR

May. 29, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Republican Secretary of State Bev Clarno alerted Twitter and Facebook to what she said were falsehoods being shared on their platforms and the social media companies say they’ll take steps to stop misinformation. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports election officials, from county...

FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, state Sen. John Arthur Smith gestures while speaking to New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in Santa Fe, N.M. The chairman of a key legislative committee says New Mexico's finances have been hit by a double-whammy of a pandemic and an oil-price crash. But state Sen. John Arthur Smith said Monday, April 6, 2020, the blow will be somewhat cushioned by decisions made during the last legislative session to build up reserves. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)

Primary may shake up state Senate leadership in New Mexico

May. 29, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s primary election is testing the political fortitude of several influential Democratic legislators who have resisted progressive initiatives ranging from recreational marijuana legalization to shoring up abortion rights and greater spending from a state education...

Missouri governor says pick safety over voting if concerned

May. 29, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson said Missourians should stay home rather than vote in Tuesday's local elections if they feel at risk because of the coronavirus. “I hope people feel safe to go out and vote, but if they don’t, you know, the No. 1 thing...

Ruling gives blind voters accessible ballots for primary

May. 29, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Pennsylvania to make accessible write-in ballots available for disabled people who request them by 8 p.m. on Friday, granting a request by a blind voter who does not want to vote in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. District Judge Jennifer Wilson...

Biden to help Maine Democrats rally at online event

May. 29, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden will rally Maine Democrats at an online event this weekend. The Maine Democratic Party is kicking off remote elections for delegates to the Democratic National Convention on Friday. The 2020 state convention that was...