Latest Voting News

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency in low turnout

Jun. 20, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory in the country's presidential election, a vote that both propelled the supreme leader's protege into Tehran's highest civilian position and saw the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history. ...

Armenia votes in election triggered by war defeat

Jun. 20, 2021 00:29 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenians are voting Sunday in a national election after months of tensions over last year's defeat in fighting against Azerbaijan over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The snap parliamentary election was called by Acting Prime Minister...

Daughter of Fannie Lou Hamer continues mother’s fight

Jun. 20, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — As the youngest daughter of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, Jacqueline Hamer Flakes grew up intimately aware of prejudice and how much her mother struggled against it. Now, as Hamer’s last living daughter, Flakes’ greatest desire is to...

Voting debate roils Washington but leaves many voters cold

Jun. 19, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

PLANO, Texas (AP) — Brenda Martinez, a 19-year-old community college student, thinks the government should help immigrant students more. Donald Huffman is worried about turning 50 next week with no work available because the federal government is delaying the pipelines he usually helps...

Apathy greets Iran presidential vote dominated by hard-liner

Jun. 18, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election dominated by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's hard-line protege after the disqualification of his strongest competition, fueling apathy that left some polling places largely deserted despite pleas to...

Georgia officials seek to remove 102,000 voters from rolls

Jun. 18, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state is making public a list of nearly 102,000 voters who will be removed from the rolls unless they act to preserve their registration. Republican Brad Raffensperger announced the list Friday, part of an every-other-year bid to...

Florida Democrat: Kraken lawyer's group illegally operating

Jun. 18, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Democratic agriculture commissioner, whose office polices charities, alleged Friday that a group run by one of former President Donald Trump's most prominent election conspiracy adherents is illegally seeking donations in the state. ...

In Iran's subdued election, many voters appear to stay home

Jun. 18, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As Iranian state TV showed people streaming to cast their ballots Friday and news anchors praised them for coming out to vote, very different scenes played out on Tehran’s streets, where many polling places appeared relatively empty. ...

Liz Cheney opponent pays visit to Arizona election audit

Jun. 18, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A candidate running against Liz Cheney in next year's Republican primary has paid a visit to an effort in Arizona to cast doubt on the outcome of the presidential election. State Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper, on Monday visited the partisan audit that...

Maine adopts new voting access law, including student ID use

Jun. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has approved a suite of rule changes designed to make the process of voting in elections go more smoothly. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, signed the proposal into law on Wednesday. One aspect of the proposal allows students at Maine schools to...