Latest Voter registration News

Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar to appear in Denver

Dec. 6, 2019 3:23 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is scheduled to hold a town hall in Denver on Sunday. The U.S. senator from Minnesota will attend a fundraiser in Denver Sunday morning before she is joined by Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold for the public event, The Denver Post...

Iowa's felon list includes police force, omits drug dealer

Dec. 5, 2019 2:42 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of delivering meth two decades ago should have been added to Iowa's database of felons banned from voting, but an embarrassing clerical error instead listed the police force that busted him. The inclusion of the Des Moines Police Department among the names of...

Kansas GOP congressman faces probe of voter registration

Dec. 4, 2019 7:51 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities plan to investigate whether a freshman Kansas congressman broke state laws by listing a UPS Inc. store as his address on a voter registration form and for obtaining a mail-in ballot in a November election. The questions about Rep. Steve Watkins come as some fellow...

New Hampshire voting law on trial, just weeks before primary

Dec. 3, 2019 5:10 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Ten weeks before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, challengers of a state law that requires additional documentation for voters to register testified Tuesday that it has created confusion and intimidation, while supporters said the changes increase...

Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

Nov. 24, 2019 5:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a...

Bloomberg spending $15M-$20M to register half million voters

Nov. 20, 2019 6:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states....

Report: Election vendors are 'prime targets,' need oversight

Nov. 12, 2019 11:54 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The private companies that make voting equipment and build and maintain voter registration databases lack any meaningful federal oversight despite the crucial role they play in U.S. elections, leaving the nation's electoral process vulnerable to attack, according to a new report. The Brennan...

Blocked Tennessee voter signup penalties set for 2021 trial

Nov. 6, 2019 7:42 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's new restrictions for registering voters aren't scheduled to face trial until February 2021, likely keeping the penalties blocked through the 2020 elections. But organizers that have sued over the law fear it has already curtailed their ability to enroll voters in...

Democrats expand edge in California as 2020 looms

Nov. 6, 2019 7:03 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the 2020 elections approaching, California voter registration figures released Wednesday tell a familiar story: Democrats are expanding their ranks, Republicans are struggling, and the fastest-growing group remains those voters aligned with no party at all — independents. The...

Georgia tests new voting system before ambitious 2020 switch

Nov. 5, 2019 4:40 PM EST

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Voters and election supervisors testing Georgia's new voting machines gave favorable reviews Tuesday, despite some opening glitches reported by five of six pilot counties, as the state rushes to meet a court-ordered deadline to retire its outdated, paperless system before any votes are...