Latest Voter registration News

Effort to ban ballot drop boxes fails in Arizona Senate

May. 23, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An impassioned effort by some Arizona Senate Republicans to ban the use of ballot drop boxes failed Monday. Scottsdale Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita’s efforts to change a proposal requiring drop boxes to have video monitoring was blocked by fellow GOP senators who...

Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 19, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

New York Post. May 17, 2022. Editorial: NY’s leaders still in denial on COVID reality How long will it take for New York’s leaders to catch up with evolving COVID reality? The state is spending taxpayer cash to distribute 16.5 million tests, which...

Montana primary voters must be registered by noon on June 6

May. 18, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montanans who want to cast a vote in next month's primary election must be registered with their county elections office by noon on June 6, under an order by the Montana Supreme Court. The justices, in a 4-1 ruling Tuesday, said changes to election laws passed...

Court weighs clash on online publication of voting records

May. 18, 2022 01:25 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A conservative-backed foundation that aims to post online registration records for voters across the country urged a federal judge Tuesday to override objections by New Mexico election regulators who say the initiative violates state law and would discourage people from...

Arizona House passes bipartisan election bills

May. 17, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House has approved several election bills in bipartisan votes. The measures approved Tuesday, which have all already passed the Senate, make relatively minor changes to election procedures. One would raise the threshold for triggering an automatic recount...

Georgia man challenges eligibility of 13,600 voters

May. 12, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man is challenging the eligibility of more than 13,000 registered voters in his county in the northern part of the state. Frank Schneider filed the challenge on Tuesday with the Forsyth County Board of Voter Registration and Elections, which will...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 11, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

Lancaster Lancaster Online/LNP. May 8, 2022. Editorial: Pennsylvania’s closed primaries diminish democracy and encourage extremism THE ISSUE When Lancaster County residents cast their ballots in the May 17 primary election, more than 57,000 registered...

New Mexico voting starts to pick GOP challenger for governor

May. 10, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Early voting started Tuesday across New Mexico ahead of the June 7 primary Election Day to determine the Republican nominee for governor and Democratic nominees for attorney general and other statewide offices. Election officials began mailing absentee ballots...

Georgia elections chief aims to shore up Republican support

May. 09, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brad Raffensperger says the Georgia and U.S. Constitutions should be amended to prohibit voting by people who aren't U.S. citizens. He oversaw a citizenship audit of the state's voter rolls and has announced plans to further integrate citizenship checks into the voter registration...

Whitmer vetoes bill to add warning against voting twice

May. 02, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed legislation that would have required voter registration applications to include a statement that the applicant understands it is a felony to try to vote more than once in the same election. Her office announced the veto late...