Latest Voting News

Arizona's new voting laws that require proof of citizenship are not discriminatory, a US judge rules

Mar. 01, 2024 00:25 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge is upholding provisions of new Arizona laws that would require counties to verify the status of registered voters who haven’t provided proof of U.S. citizenship and cross-check voter registration information with various government databases. In a...

Iran begins voting in first parliament election since 2022 protests as questions over turnout loom

Mar. 01, 2024 00:21 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran began voting Friday in its first parliamentary elections since the mass 2022 protests over its mandatory hijab laws after the death of Mahsa Amini, with questions looming over just how many people will turn out for the poll. Iran's Supreme...

Georgia lawmakers support immigration crackdown, religious liberty protections at deadline

Mar. 01, 2024 00:19 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers pushed through dozens of bills before a key deadline Thursday, the last day for legislation to pass either the House or Senate and advance to the other legislative chamber for consideration this year. Lawmakers supported plans to tighten rules on...

Senators warily allow F-16 sale to Turkey as part of NATO expansion agreement. 'A deal's a deal'

Feb. 29, 2024 18:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. senators declined on Thursday to block the sale of F-16s to Turkey, despite voicing deep disdain for Turkey's conduct as an ally. They were upholding an unofficial bargain that Turks would get the fighter jets if they stopped blocking Sweden's accession to NATO. ...

Nevada county election official in charge of controversial 2022 hand-count plan resigns

Feb. 29, 2024 18:10 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The top elections official in a rural Nevada county roiled by false claims of widespread election fraud that led to a controversial hand-count in the 2022 midterms is resigning, according to a resignation letter the county received. The reason for Nye County Clerk...

Indiana Legislature approves bill adding additional verification steps to voter registration

Feb. 29, 2024 17:45 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers passed legislation Thursday that expands the power of the state to verify voters' addresses and adds an additional residency requirement for first-time voters. The bill's Republican sponsor state Sen. Mike Gaskill called it a “commonsense...

Missouri Republicans try to remove man with ties to KKK from party ballot

Feb. 29, 2024 17:22 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Republican Party on Thursday denounced a GOP candidate for governor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan, saying party officials will go to court if necessary to remove him from the ticket. Southwestern Missouri man Darrell Leon McClanahan, who has...

Tennesse House advances a bill to allow tourism records to remain secret for 10 years

Feb. 29, 2024 17:22 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Republican-dominant House on Thursday advanced legislation that would allow the state's tourism public records to remain secret and hidden from the public eye. The bill, proposed by Republican Gov. Bill Lee, would allow the head of the Tennessee...

What makes Super Tuesday so important? It's all about the delegates. Here's a look at the numbers

Feb. 29, 2024 16:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one-third of the total delegates available in both the Republican and Democratic presidential primaries will be awarded on Super Tuesday, when 16 states and one U.S. territory hold presidential nominating contests. On the Republican side, 854 of 2,429...

Georgia Senate passes bill banning taxpayer, private funds for American Library Association

Feb. 29, 2024 16:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Senate passed a bill Thursday that would ban libraries from spending public or private funds on services offered by the American Library Association, which a Republican member of the chamber called a “Marxist and socialist” group. The measure, Senate...