Latest Absentee voting News

Missouri enacts photo voter ID law before November elections

Jun. 29, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters will have to show photo identification to cast a regular ballot in the November election as a result of a law signed Wednesday by Gov. Mike Parson that caps a nearly two-decade-long push by Republicans for stricter voting requirements. ...

Election skeptics seek Alabama secretary of state's office

Jun. 17, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — The Republican runoff for Alabama secretary of state features two candidates who have voiced concerns about election and voter roll integrity while opposing the expansion of early or absentee voting. One candidate, state Auditor Jim Zeigler, is endorsed by a...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 14, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. June 10, 2022. Editorial: Court ruling rightfully ends unnecessary GOP legal fight A sad and blatantly unconstitutional chapter in the history of the Indiana General Assembly has thankfully come to a close, but not without wasting...

Shortened Georgia runoff poses hurdles for voters, officials

Jun. 13, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's 2021 voting law made changes that drew a firestorm of criticism — bans on giving water to people waiting to vote, a shorter period to request an absentee ballot and strict limits on ballot drop boxes. But with early in-person voting opening Monday in most...

Judge rules against Alaska in ballot access case

Jun. 10, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Friday ruled that Alaska elections officials cannot certify the results of the by-mail special primary for U.S. House until visually impaired voters “are provided a full and fair opportunity to participate” in the election. Superior...

Lawsuit filed over ballot access in Alaska special primary

Jun. 08, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that Alaska's special primary for U.S. House, which is being conducted primarily by mail, deprives voters who are visually impaired of the ability to cast ballots privately and independently. The lawsuit, dated Tuesday, was filed on behalf of...

NY official pleads guilty to federal voter fraud charges

Jun. 08, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York Republican is being forced out of her city council post after pleading guilty to three federal counts of voter fraud and amid unfounded assertions across the country — mostly by some in the GOP — of widespread elections tampering. The case...

Arizona judge declines GOP request to block mail voting

Jun. 06, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Monday declined a request by the state Republican Party to block most mail ballots for the 2022 election, preserving the voting method used by the overwhelming majority of voters. Mohave County Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen ruled that nothing...

Senate Republicans revive election bill over 2020 complaints

Jun. 06, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill Monday that orders a number of changes to state laws over partisan election observers in polling places and election offices, a throwback to complaints in 2020 by former President Donald Trump that the Democratic...

Arizona Republican Party urges judge to end mail-in voting

Jun. 03, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for the Arizona Republican Party and its firebrand leader, Kelli Ward, urged a judge Friday to invalidate Arizona's overwhelmingly popular system of mail-in voting, a process used by about 90% of voters. Voting by mail is inconsistent with the Arizona...