Latest Voting News

Tough-on-crime challenger leading in race for district attorney in Portland, Oregon

May. 22, 2024 06:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A centrist candidate who has vowed to be tough on crime was leading in the race for top prosecutor in Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, in a contest that was seen as a referendum on voter concerns over homelessness, public drug use and disorder. ...

Detroit could be without Black representation in Congress again with top candidate off the ballot

May. 21, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit Democrat will not appear on the ballot after building significant support within the party in his attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Shri Thanedar in Michigan's August primary, after election officials determined that he had not submitted enough valid signatures. ...

South Carolina governor vetoes bills to erase criminal history in gun and bad check cases

May. 21, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov, Henry McMaster vetoed three bills Tuesday that would have required the erasing the records of people convicted of certain gun, fraudulent check and underage alcohol sales crimes. The three vetoes are the only ones the governor has issued...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

May. 21, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

Election officials in Nevada are reviewing signatures to see if there are enough to put an abortion rights constitutional amendment before voters in November, part of a national push to pose abortion rights questions to voters since the U.S. Supreme Court removed the nationwide right to abortion. ...

Nevada abortion-rights measure has enough signatures for November ballot, supporters say

May. 20, 2024 18:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Abortion access advocates in Nevada said Monday that they have submitted almost twice the number of petition signatures needed to qualify a measure for the November ballot that would enshrine reproductive rights in the state constitution. Supporters collected and...

Primary ballots give Montana voters a chance to re-think their local government structures

May. 20, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana primary ballots up for consideration this year will offer voters a unique opportunity to audit the structures and powers of their city and county governments. This local government review appears as a “study commission question” toward the end of...

Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment fails in acrimonious end to legislative session

May. 20, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers failed to pass a state Equal Rights Amendment that would have enshrined protections for abortion and LGBTQ+ rights in the state Constitution as the 2024 legislative session came to an acrimonious end. The Minnesota ERA was the one of the...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 20, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

North Platte Telegraph. May 18, 2024. Editorial: Mail ‘efficiency’? Rural America deserves better We’ll give one cheer for this week’s news that North Platte’s mail sorting won’t move to Denver until at least the first of next year. It’s a...

Modi's Hindu nationalist politics face a test as India holds fifth stage of national election

May. 20, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

AYODHYA, India (AP) — When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened a Hindu temple on the site of a razed mosque in the holy city of Ayodhya in early 2024, he was making a bet on mixing Hindu nationalism and politics ahead of a national election in which he's seeking a rare third term. ...

Nepal's prime minister wins confidence vote in parliament, his fourth since taking office

May. 20, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s prime minister will continue leading his shaky governing coalition after winning his fourth vote of confidence in two years on Monday. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called the vote in Nepal's lower house of parliament after a minor party in his...