Latest Voter registration News

Voter registration continues to rise in Kentucky

Jun. 30, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More new voters were added to Kentucky's registration rolls than were removed in May, marking the third straight month of gains, Secretary of State Michael Adams said. From May 18 — when the rolls reopened for registration following the state's May 17...

More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

Jun. 27, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party's gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the...

South Dakota GOP picks experience for AG, bumps an incumbent

Jun. 25, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans looking to regroup after the impeachment and conviction of the GOP attorney general gave their support for the job Saturday to a man with extensive experience in leading state and federal law enforcement agencies. Delegates at the...

Maryland professor observes elections up close

Jun. 25, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — When Ukrainians went to the polls in 2019 and elected President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a Maryland election judge was there to observe the democratic process play out. Todd Becker has observed foreign elections for decades with the Organization for Security and...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 23, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

Brunswick News. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Solutions needed to help teachers from burning out Community leaders and elected federal, state and local officials receive a raft of studies and reports during the course of a year. They are so numerous, in fact, that one...

New law to help students with disabilities register to vote

Jun. 21, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire students with disabilities will get help registering to vote under a new law that will take effect in August. The new law requires school officials, parents, and students with disabilities who are 17 or older to discuss voter registration as part...

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...

Republican intraparty duels feature in North Dakota primary

Jun. 14, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An unusually large number of Republican races for legislative seats in North Dakota's primary on Tuesday may help lure voters for an election where turnout has typically been anemic. Ninety-eight of the Legislature's 141 seats are on the ballot due in part to...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 08, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. June 7, 2022. Editorial: Pennsylvania should adopt federal broadband definition According to the state of Pennsylvania, an internet connection of 1.5 megabits per second qualifies as “broadband.” That 30-year-old standard is barely fast...

Arizona woman sentenced for casting ballot of her dead mom

Jun. 06, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A southern Arizona woman was sentenced Monday to three years of supervised probation for illegally casting the early ballot of her deceased mother during the November 2020 general election. State prosecutors said 56-year-old Krista Michelle Conner of...