Latest Voting News

Belles of the ball: Dem freshmen courted by 2020 hopefuls

Feb. 19, 2019 2:10 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-voting South...

N Carolina elections head says ballots handled illegally

Feb. 18, 2019 7:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Republican operative conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday, but the first session of a days-long hearing produced scant evidence that the GOP congressional candidate he worked for knew about it or even...

The Latest: Suspect won't testify in US House race hearing

Feb. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on an evidentiary hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local): 6 p.m. The political operative behind what North Carolina's elections director describes as an...

Booker holds back on questions about 'Empire' actor attack

Feb. 17, 2019 11:12 PM EST

Democratic presidential candidates spent Sunday courting voters in states with influential early roles in the 2020 primary, their busy pace of holiday weekend campaigning demonstrating that the contest to challenge President Donald Trump is fully underway. The weeklong congressional recess for Presidents Day...

Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay

Feb. 16, 2019 2:58 PM EST

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's top candidates on Saturday condemned the surprise last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa's largest democracy for calm. The decision, announced five hours before polls were to open, is a...

Judge: Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights

Feb. 16, 2019 11:18 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category. The ruling this week by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan certifying the lawsuit as a class action raises the stakes...

Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner

Feb. 16, 2019 8:44 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Evidence collected over months and being unveiled Monday could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot-tampering that a winner cannot be declared - or that that the actual winner was unfairly denied the seat. North...

Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital

Feb. 16, 2019 6:07 AM EST

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified "challenges." The top candidates condemned the decision and blamed each other but appealed to Africa's largest democracy for calm,...

Nigeria delays election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'

Feb. 15, 2019 11:53 PM EST

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country....

Georgia bill would replace state's outdated voting machines

Feb. 15, 2019 10:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Three months after a much-disputed election for Georgia governor, lawmakers have filed a bill to make the state use voting machines that have electronic ballot markers and print a paper ballot. The House bill, filed Thursday, addresses some aspects of election law criticized during...