Latest Voter registration News

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves as she finishes speaking during a campaign event Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Warren thanks Nevada for keeping her in fight

Feb. 23, 2020 12:57 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Elizabeth Warren is thanking Nevada voters for keeping her campaign in the fight. She was addressing over 2,000 people at a campaign event in Seattle. She told the crowd at the Seattle Center Armory she believes...

Monday is voter registration deadline for Georgia primary

Feb. 21, 2020 11:04 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Monday is the deadline to register for Georgia's March 24 presidential primary. People who wish to register can do so online through the Secretary of State's website. They can also register at county elections officers, state agencies that provide food stamps, Medicaid and mental health...

Ohio ballot change effort cleared for signature gathering

Feb. 20, 2020 9:26 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of a proposal to let Ohioans be automatically registered to vote when conducting business at state Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices were cleared Thursday to begin a statewide signature gathering process. The proposal announced earlier this year would also require early voting...

Man pleads guilty to petition fraud involving LA's Skid Row

Feb. 20, 2020 9:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors say a man has pleaded guilty for participating in a scheme to offer money and cigarettes to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms. Norman Hall, 62, entered his plea...

Governor unveils broader state ethics, transparency bill

Feb. 19, 2020 7:30 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Legislature will be subject to the state's open records law, lobbying registration requirements will be tightened, and bills won't get a vote before lawmakers unless they were posted online for at least three days under bipartisan state government ethics legislation...

FILE- In this Jan. 8, 2019 file photo, former felon Desmond Meade and president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, left, fills out a voter registration form as his wife Sheena looks on at the Supervisor of Elections office in Orlando, Fla. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Tallahassee federal judge's decision that the law implementing Amendment 4 amounted to an unfair poll tax. Amendment 4 was passed overwhelmingly by voters in 2018 to allow as many as 1.6 million ex-felons to regain their right to vote. A spokeswoman for Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state will immediately ask the entire 11th Circuit to reconsider the ruling. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Court: Florida can't bar felons from vote over fines, fees

Feb. 19, 2020 4:24 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida cannot, for now, bar felons who served their time from registering to vote simply because they have failed to pay all fines and fees stemming from their cases, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, left, attends a House session, in Nashville, Tenn. Hargett, who had previously argued the original 2019 voter registration law would bolster election security, is submitting a separate bill in 2020 that will criminalize “intentional dissemination of misinformation” surrounding the qualifications to vote, voter registration requirements, voter eligibility and polling dates, times and locations. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Proposal would overhaul blocked Tennessee voter signup law

Feb. 19, 2020 4:21 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a new proposal to amend the state's legally contentious voter-registration restrictions that are currently blocked from being enforced during the 2020 elections. Last year, Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed GOP-backed legislation that made...

state Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, and Sen. Mark Koran, R-North Branch, appear at a news conference, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at the Minnesota Senate Building in St. Paul, Minn. They appeared in support of Kiffmeyer's bill to tie legislative authorization for the secretary of state to spend a new round of federal election security money to passing her proposal for a provisional balloting system that Democrats warn could suppress turnout. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Key GOP senator revives fight over election security money

Feb. 18, 2020 5:35 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An influential Senate Republican who held up federal election security funding for most of the 2019 legislative session moved Tuesday to tie approval of a new round of money to passing her proposal for a provisional balloting system that Democrats warn could suppress turnout. Sen....

Voting begins Wednesday in Ohio in 2020 presidential primary

Feb. 18, 2020 2:20 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Early voting in Ohio's March 17 presidential primary begins Wednesday, presenting the state's Democrats with their first chance to weigh in on who they want to enter an almost certain face-off with Republican President Donald Trump this fall. Voter registration closes Tuesday at 9...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, photo, Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab answers questions during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Topeka, Kan. Schwab has told county election officials that he wants them to change how they access the state's voter registration database in an effort to make it more secure. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas elections chief's security plan causes local unease

Feb. 17, 2020 11:47 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' elections chief is pushing to make the state's central voter registration database more secure by changing how counties tap into it, but some officials are nervous about what they see as a big project in a busy election year. Secretary of State Scott Schwab has told county...