Latest Voting News

Indiana won't change mail-in ballot deadline despite worries

May. 29, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top election official on Friday rejected a request for extending the deadline for returning mail-in ballots for next week's primary election, despite worries that thousands of them could arrive late and go uncounted. Some voters scattered around the state have...

Lawsuit seeks early, easier voting during COVID-19 pandemic

May. 29, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawsuit is seeking to ease Alabama’s restrictions on absentee ballots and in-person voting during the COVID-19 pandemic, including to allow early voting as a way of mitigating transmission risk at the polls. The League of Women Voters of Alabama and eight voters over age 60...

Missouri governor says pick safety over voting if concerned

May. 29, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov. Mike Parson said Missourians should stay home rather than vote in Tuesday's local elections if they feel at risk because of the coronavirus. “I hope people feel safe to go out and vote, but if they don’t, you know, the No. 1 thing...

Biden to help Maine Democrats rally at online event

May. 29, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden will rally Maine Democrats at an online event this weekend. The Maine Democratic Party is kicking off remote elections for delegates to the Democratic National Convention on Friday. The 2020 state convention that was...

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Suriname opposition asks Bouterse to concede amid slow count

May. 28, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Votes were still being counted Thursday three days after Suriname’s elections, with the opposition urging the government to concede defeat and President Desi Bouterse calling for a recount even though the final tally had not yet been released. The counting from...

N.C. ballot access rule changes for pandemic OK'd by House

May. 28, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Temporary and permanent changes to mail-in absentee ballot rules in North Carolina and funds to improve safety at in-person voting sites this year during the COVID-19 pandemic received overwhelming approval Thursday by the state House. The measure, hammered out by members of both...

Processing work on mail in ballots for the Pennsylvania Primary election is being done by Tim Vernick at the Butler County Bureau of Elections, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Butler, Pa. Some county and state officials are warning that a flood of mailed-in ballots in Pennsylvania, fueled by fears of in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic, will create a number of problems in Tuesday's primary election that must be fixed before they cause a disaster in this battleground state in November's presidential election. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Flood of mail-in ballots spurs fight to change deadlines

May. 28, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some county and state officials are warning that a flood of mailed-in ballots in Pennsylvania -- fueled by fears of in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic -- will create problems in Tuesday’s primary election that must be fixed before they cause a disaster in this...

Idaho gets 14K more absentee ballot requests after extension

May. 28, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state of Idaho has received another 14,000 absentee ballot requests after a federal court extended the deadline for the primary election because of website problems that kept some voters from filing their requests on time. Deputy Secretary of State Chad Houck said about 3,000 of the...

Tennessee vote-by-mail case ruling expected next week

May. 28, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge expects to rule next Thursday on whether to order a temporary injunction to let all voters cast ballots by mail in the August primary due to the coronavirus pandemic. Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle set the deadline during a video conference hearing...

New Mexico residents fear late mail ballot delivery

May. 28, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico residents have raised concerns about receiving or returning their ballots in time to participate in the June 2 primary election. “I was expecting mine today, and I have not received it,” University of New Mexico employee Gary Bush said Wednesday....