Latest Voter registration News

Maine joins dozens of states to improve voter registration

Oct. 21, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has joined more than 30 states that use electronic tools to try to improve the process of registering people to vote. The state is now a member of the Electronic Registration Information Center, a nonprofit representing 32 states. Joining the...

Voting options expand in Albuquerque, Santa Fe elections

Oct. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day. The secretary of state's office...

California congressional race could help tilt House control

Oct. 18, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What could be one of the most competitive House races in the country is taking shape in California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley, where a Democratic assemblyman Monday became the latest candidate to announce a bid to oust Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao. ...

Gov. Whitmer vetoes 2 more election-related bills

Oct. 15, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer again vetoed election bills Friday, blocking proposals that would accelerate the state's review of ballot initiatives and change the process for canceling the registrations of dead voters. The Democrat said the legislation...

A day after swearing-in, new NC judge switches registration

Oct. 14, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A northeastern North Carolina judge changed her voter registration from Democrat to Republican the day after she was sworn in to the job for which Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper appointed her. District Court Judge Jennifer Karpowicz Bland...

Lawsuit argues new Montana law suppresses student vote

Oct. 12, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday is challenging a new Montana law banning voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts in certain areas of college campuses. The lawsuit filed by the Montana Democratic Party, Montanans for Tester, and University of Montana...

Election workers accused of shredding voter applications

Oct. 11, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials in Georgia's most populous county, where election operations are already under review by the state, have fired two workers accused of shredding paper voter registration applications, according to a county statement released Monday. Preliminary...

Official: Same-day registration unavailable on Election Day

Oct. 11, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say voters who show up at polling places to register to vote on Nov. 2 for municipal elections will be out of luck. This year, New Mexico began allowing voters to register or update their registration immediately before...

Massachusetts Senate approves bill to expand voting rights

Oct. 06, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would permanently write into Massachusetts law early voting options that were temporarily adopted during the height of the coronavirus pandemic was approved overwhelmingly Wednesday by the Massachusetts Senate. The bill would also enact...

Dispute over Mississippi House race goes to state high court

Oct. 04, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court acted quickly Monday to block a circuit judge's order in a dispute over whether a special election is needed to fill a vacancy in the state House of Representatives. Two people signed up to run in a Nov. 2 special...