Latest Voter registration News

Judge: US election official violated law in voter form case

Sep. 17, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A former high-ranking election official violated federal law in 2016 when he granted requests by Kansas, Georgia and Alabama to modify the national voter registration form to require documentary proof of citizenship in those states, a federal judge ruled. ...

Early in-person voting begins in Virginia

Sep. 17, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Early in-person voting in Virginia’s general election has begun. Friday is the first day of a 45-day period when voters can cast ballots in-person before Election Day at a local registrar's office or satellite voting location. Voters are casting...

Arizona official seeks probe after voter data posted online

Sep. 16, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer is asking Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate after voter registration records were posted online. Voter registration records known as the “voter file” are available to the public, but it's a...

GOP aims to advance election 'investigation' with subpoenas

Sep. 10, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in Pennsylvania’s state Senate are pushing forward what the GOP calls a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election, scheduling a Senate committee meeting for next Wednesday to vote on subpoenas. It is another...

Groups challenge new Montana laws they say stifle youth vote

Sep. 09, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Three organizations that encourage young adults to become involved in politics and civic action filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging new Montana laws they say will stifle the youth vote. Montana Youth Action, the Forward Montana Foundation and the...

NC appeals court stops for now voting restoration for felons

Sep. 03, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court on Friday blocked an order that had allowed tens of thousands of felony offenders who aren't serving prison or jail time to immediately register to vote and cast ballots. The state Court of...

Ohio elections chief launches new idle voter purge process

Sep. 02, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief this week launched an effort to purge inactive voters from state rolls, while using the announcement to push for passage of a bill making several changes to the state's election process. The four-year process for purging...

U.S. voting rights events reflect multiracial reform agenda

Aug. 26, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

A decades-old fight to expand and protect voting rights will intensify this weekend, when multiracial coalitions of civil, human and labor rights leaders hold rallies in Washington and across the nation to urge passage of federal voter protections eroded since the Voting Rights Act of 1965. ...

Senate Democrats push voting rights bills in Wisconsin

Aug. 25, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senate Democrats brought their push for a new federal voting bill to battleground Wisconsin on Wednesday, arguing at a roundtable discussion that the sweeping measure is needed to blunt attempts by Republicans to make voting more difficult. ...

Report: Most federal election security money remains unspent

Aug. 25, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

Congress provided hundreds of millions of dollars to shore up the nation's election system against cyberattacks and other threats, but roughly two-thirds of the money remained unspent just weeks before last year's presidential election. A recently released federal report...