Latest Absentee voting News

AP Interview: Stacey Abrams on voting rights, her next move

Apr. 09, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is at the forefront of the partisan fight over voting rights and election law. The Associated Press sat down this week with Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor in 2018 and a leading voice on ballot access, to talk about a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board. April 8, 2021. Editorial: CT must catch up with times on voting There shouldn’t be anything partisan about voting rights. In an ideal world, expanding the franchise would be seen as a basic political goal of...

Kansas lawmakers pass proposal targeting 'ballot harvesting'

Apr. 09, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans on Thursday softened a proposal to make it harder for people and groups to collect and deliver voters' absentee ballots but did not address Democrats' objections before the measure cleared the GOP-controlled Legislature. GOP lawmakers...

Hogan vetoes bill prohibiting juvenile life sentences

Apr. 08, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced a pair of vetoes Thursday night, including a measure that would prevent juveniles charged as adults from being sentenced to life in prison without parole and a bill that would expand the state’s prevailing wage law on public works...

Houses passes bills targeting voter ID, absentee voting

Apr. 08, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House on Thursday passed a group of bills on voter eligibility, including two addressing photo identification. The Republican-led House said the bills are designed to increase confidence in voting, but Democrats said they make...

Indiana panel drops contentious requirement from voting bill

Apr. 08, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A legislative committee has overhauled a contentious proposal to require Indiana voters to submit identification numbers with mail-in ballot applications. Changes to the bill approved Thursday by the House elections committee will only require...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 07, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ April 6 Cookeville Herald-Citizen on marking Easter one year into the pandemic: To say we’ve been through a lot this past year may be the biggest...

Kentucky governor signs bipartisan early voting measure

Apr. 07, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Wednesday expanding early voting in Kentucky, a rare display of bipartisan cooperation in the heart of Trump country at a time of national conflict over restrictive election measures. The Democratic governor...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 07, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ April 7 The Herald-Dispatch on the return of sports tourism: Sports tourism is coming back after taking a hiatus last year, and that’s good news for the...

Lamont order will allow absentee voting in spring elections

Apr. 07, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order Tuesday that will allow people to use the continuing COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to vote by absentee in any election, primary or referendum held before May 20. The Democrat's latest order related to the...