Latest Voting News

Buttigieg speaks at black college in push to boost support

Nov. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told a crowd at Morehouse College that what black voters on the campaign trail most want to hear from him are whether he can win and what he is going to do for black America. Buttigieg told the audience of about 250 people at the historically...

Food, gasoline shortages reported in Bolivian cities

Nov. 18, 2019 7:30 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Residents in several Bolivian cities are reporting food and gasoline shortages because of protests by supporters of President Evo Morales, who resigned and fled to Mexico after a disputed election and nationwide unrest. Bolivia’s interim government said Monday that its efforts...

Voting suit challenges Mississippi law on citizenship proof

Nov. 18, 2019 4:46 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new federal lawsuit challenges a Jim Crow-era law in Mississippi that requires naturalized U.S. citizens to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote. The lawsuit was filed Monday by the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance. A Mississippi law enacted in 1924 requires...

Green Party loses recognition as Arizona political party

Nov. 18, 2019 2:49 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Green Party is losing its status as a recognized political party in Arizona. Voter registration figures released Monday show the Green Party with 6,406 members in Arizona. That’s about 17 of every 10,000 registered voters. State law requires the party to have 67 of every 10,000...

Portland, Maine, might expand ranked voting method

Nov. 18, 2019 11:11 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The largest city in Maine might expand a ranked form of voting to more elections after using it to pick a new mayor. Portland’s mayoral races use ranked-choice voting, in which residents prioritize their candidates. The Portland Press Herald reports the city might extend the...

Weary Democratic voters balk at new presidential candidates

Nov. 18, 2019 7:32 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of Democrats running for president is growing as the first votes of the primary approach. And voters have a clear message: stop. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick roiled the race last week by launching a surprise bid. New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is likely to...

Bar Association, law school mark 100 years of women’s voting

Nov. 17, 2019 10:21 AM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A law school is teaming up with the Georgia Bar Association to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The Telegraph reports that the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University and the bar association are working to mark the occasion....

Lawmakers to take look at early voting in New York

Nov. 17, 2019 9:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is taking a look at how its first experiment with early voting went. The Democratic-led Legislature is holding a Wednesday hearing on the start of early voting in New York this month. New York introduced its new system in a quiet election year, ahead of the 2020 presidential...

Report: Retired cops with disciplinary pasts work at schools

Nov. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Retired Orlando Police Department officer Dennis Turner sparked a furor when he arrested two 6-year-old students while working as a school resource officer at Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy in September. As details emerged of Turner’s history — including a child abuse...

Bolivia’s crisis exposes old racial, geographic divides

Nov. 17, 2019 12:04 AM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia’s increasingly violent political crisis is exposing historical racial, ethnic and geographic divides that many thought had been overcome after 14 years of rule by the Andean nation’s first indigenous president and a new “plurinational”...