Latest Voting News

The Latest: Afghanistan says some polls to stay open late

Oct. 20, 2018 6:55 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on parliamentary elections in Afghanistan (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission says that after the chaotic start to the country's first parliamentary elections since 2010 it will allow some of the worst affected polls to remain...

Afghan parliamentary polls underway despite threats

Oct. 20, 2018 6:21 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Some Afghans lined up for hours to cast their vote Saturday in a chaotic start to parliamentary elections that are being protected by tens of thousands of security forces on alert nationwide following a campaign marred by relentless violence. In some parts of the capital Kabul,...

California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle

Oct. 19, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of Mexican cookies and...

California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle

Oct. 19, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of...

Democrats eyeing White House flock to Iowa's new star

Oct. 19, 2018 9:04 AM EDT

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Deidre DeJear is Iowa's newest political star — even if she hasn't yet won an election. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who is considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, recently made his inaugural trip to Iowa by headlining a fundraiser for DeJear. Sen....

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

Oct. 19, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate. "I asked them: 'How am I going to be able to protect against...

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

Oct. 19, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch...

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

Oct. 18, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch...

Candidate: Many Alabama voters removed, labeled inactive

Oct. 18, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Congressional candidate Mallory Hagan said Thursday that a worrisome number of Alabama voters have been removed from active voter lists, prompting her to create a committee to assist people who encounter problems before and on Election Day. Hagan's campaign said more than 55,000...

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

Oct. 18, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate. "I asked them: 'How am I going to be able to protect against...