Latest Voter registration News

Election worker charged with crimes tied to Aug. 2 primary

Sep. 28, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An election worker in the Grand Rapids area was charged with two crimes after a witness reported seeing him place a USB flash drive into an electronic poll book at the close of the Aug. 2 primary, authorities said Wednesday. The incident had no impact on...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 22, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

Times and Democrat. September 18, 2022. Editorial: Know your voting status and races on your ballot If you plan to vote in the November general election, September’s National Voter Registration Month is the time to take stock of your status and look ahead to casting...

Montana law ending Election Day voter registration on hold

Sep. 21, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court, in a split ruling on Wednesday, upheld a temporary order blocking the enforcement of two election-related laws passed by the 2021 Montana Legislature while the laws are being challenged in court. Five justices agreed with a...

In South Carolina, Harris urges students to vote in midterms

Sep. 20, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris visited two historically Black colleges in South Carolina to push for voter registration as she focuses on places and demographics that will be key to Democrats’ chances to hold on to Congress in the midterm elections. In remarks...

Voter challenges, records requests swamp election offices

Sep. 17, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

Spurred by conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, activists around the country are using laws that allow people to challenge a voter’s right to cast a ballot to contest the registrations of thousands of voters at a time. In Iowa, Linn County Auditor Joel Miller...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Sep. 15, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

Dalton Daily Citizen. September 10, 2022. Editorial: Celebrate National Voter Registration Month The National Association of Secretaries of State established September as National Voter Registration Month in 2002 as a nonpartisan means of encouraging voter...

Wisconsin lawsuit challenges federal voter registration form

Sep. 15, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm is challenging the use of a federal voter registration form in Wisconsin, saying it doesn't meet the requirements laid out by state law. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a judge to declare the...

Judge says Delaware vote-by-mail law is unconstitutional

Sep. 14, 2022 21:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge ruled Wednesday that a new vote-by-mail law enacted earlier this year is unconstitutional and that voting by mail cannot be used in upcoming November election. Vice Chancellor Nathan Cook ruled that the law, the result of legislation that...

South Dakota settles with tribes to ensure voting rights

Sep. 07, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota secretary of state will implement a voting rights coordinator and train state agencies to comply with federal voting rights laws as part of a settlement with two Native American tribes. The settlement comes after U.S. District Judge...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 07, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. August 31, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis’s road show of voter intimidation When Gov. Ron DeSantis brought his campaign of voter intimidation to Fort Lauderdale to hype the arrests of 20 people on voter fraud charges, he called it an...