Latest Voter registration News

Trial starts in challenge to new Montana voting laws

Aug. 15, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Native Americans who must travel long distances to election offices and cope with unreliable and infrequent mail delivery are further disenfranchised under election laws approved last year, a lawyer said Monday during opening statements in a trial challenging the laws'...

Jarchow, Toney vie for chance to taken on Wisconsin AG Kaul

Aug. 10, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A testy race between the Republicans seeking to knock off Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul went to voters Tuesday, with Eric Tony and Adam Jarchow locked in a close race as results trickled in late. The pair were the leading candidates in a race that...

Alabama GOP to vote on idea of recommending closed primaries

Aug. 09, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is one of 15 states that do not ask voters to register with a political party ahead of a voting in a primary. Some Republicans argue it’s time to change that. The Alabama Republican Party will take a vote this weekend on whether to support a party...

Judges finds new Montana election law unconstitutional

Jul. 28, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana law that would have required people who turn 18 in the month before an election to vote in person — thus denying them the option to vote absentee — violates the state Constitution, a judge has ruled. District Court Judge Michael Moses, in his...

Thousands of North Carolina felons can now register and vote

Jul. 27, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots this fall after an appeals court ruling. Expanding the scope of those able to register and vote...

US judge OKs online publication of New Mexico voter records

Jul. 25, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A conservative-backed initiative to publish voter registration records from across the country online for public consumption can move forward over the objections of New Mexico election regulators, a federal judge has ordered in a preliminary opinion. ...

Delaware GOP sues to block election reforms

Jul. 24, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republicans in Delaware are challenging two new laws that allow for same-day voter registration and mail-in ballots. Party officials announced the lawsuit on Friday, just hours after Democratic Gov. John Carney signed legislation enacting the changes. ...

Court: Kansas election chief's software change violated law

Jul. 22, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top elections official violated the state's open records law when he had office computer software altered so that it could no longer produce data sought by a voting-rights advocate, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The decision directed a trial...

Republican-led counties urge election reform in New Mexico

Jul. 15, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — County boards led by Republicans are urging New Mexico legislators to require photo identification at polling locations, approve new procedures for purging voter registration rolls and prohibit the use of ballot drop boxes that aren't supervised directly by people. ...

Kentucky GOP overtakes Democrats in voter registration

Jul. 15, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican Party, already dominant at the ballot box, has achieved another long-sought milestone, overtaking the Democratic Party in statewide voter registration. The Kentucky State Board of Elections announced Friday that the number of registered...