Latest Voting News

Maldives prepares for polls seen as test for young democracy

Sep. 21, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — As election officials made final preparations for nationwide elections in the Maldives, the European Union said it is not sending observers because the country has failed to meet the basic conditions for monitoring. In the capital, Male, pink and green campaign banners hung in the...

Early voting begins as midterms season enters final phase

Sep. 21, 2018 10:54 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Much of the political world is consumed with a battle over a Supreme Court nominee, an expanding international trade war and President Donald Trump's social media posts. Yet in Minnesota, the first votes of the 2018 midterm elections are being cast. Voting machines are set up inside city...

Arkansas court hears challenge over reworked voter ID law

Sep. 20, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas attorney told state's highest court on Thursday it should strike down a law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, saying the measure circumvents a 2014 ruling against a nearly identical voter ID requirement. The Arkansas Supreme...

Georgia state House primary voided over error; redo ordered

Sep. 19, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has ordered a redo in a state House primary election where dozens cast their ballots in the wrong race. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Chris Erwin had appeared to have won the House District 28 Republican primary in May by 67 votes over Rep. Dan Gasaway. But Gasaway...

Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

Sep. 18, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration. "Utilizing cutting-edge technologies to empower...

Correction: Supreme Court-Kavanaugh-Politics story

Sep. 18, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about the political effects of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, The Associated Press erroneously identified Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn as an incumbent senator. Blackburn currently serves in the U.S. House of Representatives. A...

Kavanaugh's nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

Sep. 18, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the fate of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections. The political implications were still...

Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks

Sep. 18, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As Georgia's top elections official runs for governor, a federal judge said the state has stalled too long in the face of "a mounting tide of evidence of the inadequacy and security risks" of its voting system. Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican, is in the midst of a closely watched...

Judge declines to order Georgia to scrap electronic voting machines that critics said are vulnerable to hacking

Sep. 18, 2018 12:00 AM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Judge declines to order Georgia to scrap electronic voting machines that critics said are vulnerable to hacking.

Cuomo easily defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

Sep. 14, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily beat back a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo, who always led in the polls and outspent his rival more than 8 to...