Latest Voting machines News

Review of primary prompts elections agency to seek changes

Aug. 3, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state elections agency is asking lawmakers to require counties to distribute mail-in ballots earlier for the 2020 General Election and beyond, based on its review of how the greatly expanded mail-in system performed during the June 2 primary. Current law...

North Carolina group asks judge to stop touch-screen voting

Jul. 23, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina NAACP has asked a judge to bar the use of a touch-screen voting machine in several counties due to what it says are heightened risks associated with using them during the coronavirus pandemic. The request made to a Wake County judge Wednesday says the ExpressVote...

FILE - In this July 7, 2020, file photo a woman wearing gloves drops off a mail-in ballot at a drop box in Hackensack, N.J. The November election is coming with a big price tag as America faces the coronavirus pandemic. The demand for mail-in ballots is surging, election workers are in need of training and polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting

Jul. 13, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic. As officials prepare for the Nov. 3 election, one certainty is clear: It's coming with a big price tag....

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner speaks prior to the presidential primary at the Statehouse in Concord, N.H. A disabilities rights organization filed a federal lawsuit against Gardner on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, claiming the state's absentee ballot system will force blind voters and those with other disabilities to sacrifice privacy, safety or potentially both during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer, File)

Blind voters sue over New Hampshire absentee ballot system

Jul. 8, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's absentee ballot system will force blind voters and those with other disabilities to sacrifice their privacy, safety or potentially both during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a lawsuit filed against the state. Disabilities Rights Center-New Hampshire sued...

Brendan Williams, president of the New Hampshire Health Care Association, right, is handed gowns and masks which were received in a shipment from the federal government, by an employee at the Webster at Rye senior care center on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Rye, N.H. Isolation gowns with no sleeve openings for hands, child-sized gloves and surgical masks with ear loops that break when stretched make up the bulk of the personal protective equipment recently sent by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to New Hampshire nursing homes, according to Williams. The facility is not using the items they received from FEMA. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Better safe than soggy? Wet ballots worry election officials

Jul. 2, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — When it comes to this fall’s elections, officials are worried about both safety and soggy ballots. The secretary of state’s office hosted an online meeting Thursday for town moderators to discuss preparations for the Sept. 8 state primary and Nov. 3 general election....

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jul. 1, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ June 30 The Daily Citizen-News on fireworks safety and safely observing the Fourth of July: The Fourth of July — the day we celebrate our nation’s independence — is just days away. Along with the cookouts, time on the water and at the pool,...

Florida governor signs into law bill to speed up recounts

Jun. 28, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law this weekend that allows local elections officials across the state to use a secondary system to speed up recounts and verify the accuracy of results. The governor approved the voting systems measure to employ a statewide network...

Louisiana's presidential primary early voting opens Saturday

Jun. 19, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Early voting for Louisiana's July 11 presidential primary election begins Saturday, with extra days and extra precautions because of the coronavirus outbreak. Voters can cast their ballots in advance of the election through July 4, six days longer than normal to give people more...

Albuquerque police detain members of the New Mexico Civil Guard, an armed civilian group, following the shooting of a man during a protest over a statue of Spanish conquerer Juan de Oñate on Monday, June 15, 2020, in Albuquerque, N.M. A confrontation erupted between protesters and a group of armed men who were trying to protect the statue before protesters wrapped a chain around it and began tugging on it while chanting: “Tear it down.” One protester repeatedly swung a pickax at the base of the statue. Moments later a few gunshots could be heard down the street and people started yelling that someone had been shot. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

The Latest: Man shot during protest over New Mexico statue

Jun. 16, 2020 1:50 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Man shot as protesters in New Mexico try to tear down statue. — Black Lives Matter banner removed from U.S. Embassy in South Korea. — Seattle City Council votes unanimously to bar police from using tear gas and pepper spray. — NYPD closes plainclothes anti-crime...

People vote at voting booths in the Georgia's primary election at Park Tavern on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Activists cite tabulation flaw in mail-in ballots in Georgia

Jun. 13, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

Faulty software or poorly calibrated vote-tabulation scanners used to count mailed-in ballots in this week's chaotic Georgia primary may have prevented thousands of votes from being counted, election officials and voting integrity activists say. The issue was identified in at least four counties, DeKalb, Morgan,...