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Waukesha settles on one polling place for in-person voting for Election Day due to the coronavirus Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Waukesha. Waukesha city officials announced Monday all voters will be directed to the Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St. The city is reducing the number of polling places from the usual 13 sites. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Federal judge signals he won't postpone Wisconsin election

Apr. 1, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge signaled Wednesday that he won't postpone or make any major changes to Wisconsin's presidential primary to alleviate concerns that voters and poll workers could contract the coronavirus. U.S. District Judge William Conley told attorneys for the Democratic National...

State Supreme Court will mediate mail-in ballot dispute

Apr. 1, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Supreme Court said Wednesday it will referee a dispute over how to proceed with the state's June 2 primary election without in-person voting to minimize public exposure to the coronavirus. Local election officials from most counties have petitioned the court to suspend...

New Mexico state representative removed from ballot

Apr. 1, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic New Mexico state Rep. Patricio Ruiloba was removed from the June 2 ballot after he did not follow procedure in collecting qualifying petition signatures, a district judge said. Judge Joshua Allison ordered Bernalillo County and the state election officials on Monday not to...

The Latest: Noem signs bills to address COVID-19 outbreak

Mar. 31, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in South Dakota (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Gov. Krist Noem on Tuesday signed nine emergency bills passed by the South Dakota Legislature to address the outbreak of the coronavirus. Lawmakers passed the bills just hours before Noem's signing....

In this photo provided by Patrick Callahan, several House lawmakers sit at their desks on the House floor while they debated and voted through a teleconference system Monday March 30, 2020, in Pierre, S.D.. Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller, a Rapid City Republican, wore a mask and gloves due to the coronavirus pandemic. They were considering emergency bills pushed by Gov. Kristi Noem. (Patrick Callahan/South Dakota Broadcasters Association via AP)

Noem: Guidance will stand after lawmakers reject new powers

Mar. 31, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem said Tuesday that she'll continue her current guidance for business restrictions after lawmakers rejected her request to let the state health secretary impose mandatory measures. Lawmakers met into the early-morning hours Tuesday and approved several measures,...

Ex-Kansas City councilwoman to run for lieutenant governor

Mar. 31, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Council woman Alissia Canady is running as a Democrat for Missouri lieutenant governor and former Republican auditor candidate Saundra McDowell is running for governor. Tuesday marked the last day candidates could file to run in the upcoming Aug. 4 primary....

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. The Trump administration will announce Thursday, March 26, 2020, indictments against Maduro and members of his inner circle for effectively converting Venezuela's state into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

Mar. 31, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is prepared to lift crippling sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government requiring both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó to step aside in favor of a five-person governing council, U.S. officials said. The...

Online voter registration options expanded in North Carolina

Mar. 31, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is making it easier to register online to vote or to make registration changes through the Division of Motor Vehicles. The State Board of Elections and the DMV announced this week that people with North Carolina driver's licenses or division-issued IDs can make...

New Mexico election regulators want mail-in-only primary

Mar. 30, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Local elections officials petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court for permission to conduct the June 2 primary election by mail, asserting that the coronavirus pandemic makes it impossible to conduct traditional election-day balloting. Nearly all of the state's 33 county clerks signed...

Idaho to hold May primary by mail only due to coronavirus

Mar. 30, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said Monday that the state primary will be held on May 19 as planned, but it will be conducted by mail with no in-person voting due to the coronavirus. The Republican governor is urging all Idahoans eligible to vote to...