Latest Voting News

Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament

Oct. 20, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Greens made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament on Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip, projections indicated. The projected outcome would amount to a significant shift in a country where political change...

Election day's an alcohol-free holiday for Bolivians

Oct. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — There's almost no traffic in the streets. Supermarkets are shuttered. Movies are closed. Pedestrians stroll through open-air markets set up on car-free avenues, then gather to picnic with the extended family. It's election day in Bolivia's capital, a forcible — if alcohol-free...

Mozambique's opposition Renamo wants re-run of elections

Oct. 19, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's main opposition party on Saturday rejected the ruling party's overwhelming victory indicated by early election results and urged that the vote be re-run because of what it called widespread fraud and intimidation. Renamo Secretary-General Andre Magibire said the...

Law stopping Florida felons from voting temporarily halted

Oct. 19, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

A federal judge issued a ruling Friday temporarily blocking a Republican-backed Florida law that barred some felons from voting because of their inability to pay fines and other legal debts. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle could pave the way for thousands of felons who were denied the right to...

Head of Bulgarian Radio ousted for move to silence critics

Oct. 17, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A state media regulator is ousting the head of Bulgarian National Radio for switching its main news channel off the air for several hours last month in what was widely seen as an attempt to mute some critical journalists' voices. The Council for Electronic Media, a five-member panel,...

Colorado appeals ruling on presidential electors

Oct. 16, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials said Wednesday they want the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that presidential electors can vote for the candidate of their choice and aren't bound by the popular vote in their states. The August decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in...

Complaint could make up to 234K Wisconsin voters ineligible

Oct. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a quarter-million voters in Wisconsin identified as having moved could be made ineligible to vote before next year's presidential primary election if a complaint filed Wednesday by a conservative law firm is successful. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty argues that...

UN: 85 civilians killed in attacks targeting Afghan election

Oct. 15, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.N. released on Tuesday a special report that describes the severe toll of election-related violence on Afghanistan's civilians, mainly from the Taliban's campaign targeting its presidential election last month. Afghans voted on Sept. 28 despite the militants' threats and...

Is Ohio in play? GOP tilt working against Democrats

Oct. 14, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Gagin says he hasn't changed much politically, even as so much around him has. The attorney from rural Belmont County, Ohio, became a Republican in 2013 after Democrats embraced environmental policies that he believed were detrimental to the area's coal mining and fracking...

Afghan officials say election results ready later this month

Oct. 14, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's delayed presidential election results should be ready later this month, after technical problems with the counting, its Independent Election Commission said on Monday. Afghans voted in presidential elections earlier last month despite Taliban threats and violence....