Latest Voter registration News

West Virginia voters can request absentee ballots online

Aug. 12, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia voters who want to vote by absentee ballot in the November election are now able to submit their requests either online or by contacting their county clerks, Secretary of State Mac Warner said. The online option can be accessed at Absentee applications...

Dems have wide lead in voter registrations in Maine

Aug. 11, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democrats in Maine have a large lead over Republicans in registering voters in the state, though both parties have more members than they've had in at least three decades. The Maine Secretary of State's Office has compiled data that show Democrats have 386,786 members and Republicans...

Lawsuit: Illinois expanded mail voting is partisan 'scheme'

Aug. 10, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago-area Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging Illinois’ expanded vote-by-mail program is a “partisan scheme” to help Democrats get votes and could open the door to election fraud. The lawsuit is the latest GOP effort to curb mail-in voting, which...

NH GOP sends wrong return address on absentee request forms

Aug. 10, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Republican party in New Hampshire mailed absentee ballot registration request packets to voters across the state but printed an incorrect return address on the form. Voters in New Hampshire can request an absentee ballot or an absentee registration form from their town clerk to...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, left, and Tyrann Mathieu celebrate after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla.  Just about the only person in the world that seems to be having a good year is Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs quarterback led his team to its first Super Bowl title in 50 years, was the game's MVP, signed a contract that could be worth a half-billion over the next decade and has grown confident enough in himself to speak out about issues that affect society as a whole.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Chiefs star Mahomes having 2020 nobody will soon forget

Aug. 10, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The world is in the grips of the worst pandemic in more than a century, the country is going through the kind of social upheaval unseen in decades, and the vast majority of people would prefer 2020 just grind to an end. Patrick Mahomes might be having the best year of anyone. The...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's smoke and mirrors on executive orders

Aug. 10, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't telling the full story when it comes to executive orders on coronavirus relief payments and health care. Over the weekend, the president suggested that his move to bypass Congress with executive action calling for up to $400 in weekly unemployment assistance...

Alister Martin, an emergency room doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, poses outside the hospital, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Boston. Martin founded the organization

Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts

Aug. 8, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor's offices. Later this month, students at Harvard and Yale’s medical schools are planning a contest to see which of the Ivy League rivals can register the most...

Deadline to register for Rhode Island's primary is Sunday

Aug. 8, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The deadline to register to vote in Rhode Island's Sept. 8 primary is Sunday. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea said eligible residents can register online at They can also download the form, print it out, and submit it to their local board of canvassers or other...

President Donald Trump speaks during an event at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump misleads on mail ballots, virus vaccine

Aug. 8, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of relentless attacks by President Donald Trump and his allies on mail-in voting for the November election, and truth took a beating at every turn. Fearing a pandemic-induced surge in such voting will work against him, Trump persisted in arguing that fraud is rampant for...

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, overseeing the Election Night Reporting Center in Columbus, Ohio, calls for the closing of the polls in the Ohio primary election, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ohio may purge 120K inactive voters from rolls post-election

Aug. 7, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations will be purged from state voter rolls after the November election, the state elections chief announced Friday, while saying that number could go down if people on the list simply vote in the election. The removal, required under state...