Latest Primary elections News

A voter casts their vote in the glow of a voting machine during early voting at the Dunwoody Library after Hurricane Zeta knocked out power in the surrounding areas on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Dunwoody, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia officials expect outages won't affect Election Day

Oct. 30, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials say they don't expect power outages caused by severe weather that swept through parts of the state to interrupt Election Day voting. The remnants of Hurricane Zeta, which hit southeastern Louisiana as a Category 2 storm Wednesday, swept across northern Georgia, knocking...

Governor: 400 Wisconsin National Guard troops to work polls

Oct. 29, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — About 400 Wisconsin National Guard troops will be activated to make up for any shortages at polling stations on Election Day as coronavirus cases surge in the presidential battleground state, Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday. There is currently a shortage of about 200 poll workers...

Tennessee's only open congressional race set to make history

Oct. 29, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In northeastern Tennessee, two women have emerged as the top candidates vying for the state's only open congressional district in hopes of securing the seat that hasn't swung for a Democrat since the Civil War. First-time political candidates Republican Diana Harshbarger and...

Court won't nullify Florida ballot question on primaries

Oct. 28, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme court dismissed a lawsuit on Wednesday that sought to nullify a proposed constitutional amendment that would open primaries to all voters regardless of party affiliation. While the Supreme Court approved Question 3 for the ballot in December, the lawsuit claimed...

Trump campaign banners wave in the wind along Route 8 in Middlesex Township, Pa., in conservative Butler County on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. To win Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump needs blowout victories and historic turnout in conservative strongholds across the state. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

'We need you': GOP hunts for new voters in Trump territory

Oct. 28, 2020 7:06 AM EDT

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has a bold theory for how he will win reelection: It can tap a universe of millions of supporters who did not vote for him in 2016 but will do so this time. Supposedly, these voters are overlooked by polls that show Trump consistently...

Kentucky Guard to assist local officials on Election Day

Oct. 28, 2020 4:14 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky National Guard is preparing to assist local officials at polling locations in 38 counties on Election Day. About 280 guardsmen will provide logistical and administrative support next Tuesday, Guard officials said. They are stepping in because many poll workers and...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, 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-County Building In Madison, Wis. With just a week to go until Election Day and 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots in hotly contested battleground Wisconsin, the push is on to get all ballots returned after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to extend the counting deadline. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP File)

Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

Oct. 27, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day, after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots as Democrats had...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020 file photo, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J. Gonzalez, center, flanked by Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu, right, and others, holds a banner with key vote center locations and social distancing instructions at a news conference outside Staples Center in Los Angeles. Most vote centers in California will open on Saturday. There will be fewer of them available this year because of the coronavirus. While most people will vote by mail, some will still show up to vote in person. State officials are urging people to vote early to avoid lines. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Fewer in-person polling places in California on Election Day

Oct. 27, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians are voting in record numbers, with more than a third of the state's 22.3 million ballots already returned to county election offices one week before Election Day. Yet at the Oak Park Community Center in Sacramento on Sunday, it was so slow that poll worker Tom...

Georgia voters should check Election Day polling places

Oct. 27, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters who plan to vote on Election Day should double check their polling places before heading out because some have changed. In Fulton County, for example, there will be 91 more Election Day polling places than there were for the June primary, bringing the total to 255 for next...

A sign for a tribal council candidate on the Rosebud Indian Reservation is shown on Aug. 6, 2020. An Associated Press analysis in Democratic primaries in South Dakota showed that turnout was 10% lower among voters who lived in counties with a majority American Indian population and at least 95% of the county on reservation land. Voter advocates say that long trips to access polling places and the fact that some people lack reliable transportation has led to low voter turnout. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

Voting by mail isn't so easy on Native American reservations

Oct. 27, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

MISSION, S.D. (AP) — The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business most days as people wait outside to allow one family at a time to check for mail at one of just four such depots scattered across the Rosebud Indian Reservation. With limited polling places on a reservation...