Latest Absentee voting News

Federal lawsuit challenges Indiana's voter signature law

May. 16, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A government watchdog group is challenging the constitutionality of an Indiana law that allows election officials to throw out voters' absentee ballots if they think the signature on the envelope doesn't match other signatures on file. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Indianapolis...

Grimes predicts about 12.5% turnout for Kentucky primary

May. 16, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's chief election official is projecting about 12.5% of the state's registered voters will turn out for next week's primary election. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday it appears turnout next Tuesday will be consistent with past primary elections, based...

North Carolina elections board replaces executive director

May. 13, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board — now back in Democratic hands following lengthy litigation — voted Monday to replace the Republican-backed chief administrator who recently led an investigation into absentee-ballot fraud in a congressional race. On a 3-2 party-line vote,...

Florida bill aims to cure balloting woes, streamline counts

Apr. 21, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida lawmakers are considering several measures to address the state's long documented election woes. Problems with ballot counting - from the controversial 2000 presidential election to the 2018 statewide election - prompted Spring Hill Republican Rep. Blaise Ingoglia and two House...

Princeton council race tied; absentee ballots next

Apr. 4, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

PRINCETON, Ill. (AP) — Absentee ballots could break a tie in a race for city council in a western Illinois community. Robin Swift and Jerry Neumann each emerged Tuesday with 771 votes in Princeton. Swift said she wanted to concede the race to Neumann, the incumbent, and run again in the future. But the...