Latest Voter registration News

Judges finds new Montana election law unconstitutional

Jul. 28, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana law that would have required people who turn 18 in the month before an election to vote in person — thus denying them the option to vote absentee — violates the state Constitution, a judge has ruled. District Court Judge Michael Moses, in his...

Thousands of North Carolina felons can now register and vote

Jul. 27, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots this fall after an appeals court ruling. Expanding the scope of those able to register and vote...

US judge OKs online publication of New Mexico voter records

Jul. 25, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A conservative-backed initiative to publish voter registration records from across the country online for public consumption can move forward over the objections of New Mexico election regulators, a federal judge has ordered in a preliminary opinion. ...

Delaware GOP sues to block election reforms

Jul. 24, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republicans in Delaware are challenging two new laws that allow for same-day voter registration and mail-in ballots. Party officials announced the lawsuit on Friday, just hours after Democratic Gov. John Carney signed legislation enacting the changes. ...

Court: Kansas election chief's software change violated law

Jul. 22, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top elections official violated the state's open records law when he had office computer software altered so that it could no longer produce data sought by a voting-rights advocate, the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The decision directed a trial...

Republican-led counties urge election reform in New Mexico

Jul. 15, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — County boards led by Republicans are urging New Mexico legislators to require photo identification at polling locations, approve new procedures for purging voter registration rolls and prohibit the use of ballot drop boxes that aren't supervised directly by people. ...

Kentucky GOP overtakes Democrats in voter registration

Jul. 15, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican Party, already dominant at the ballot box, has achieved another long-sought milestone, overtaking the Democratic Party in statewide voter registration. The Kentucky State Board of Elections announced Friday that the number of registered...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jul. 12, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 5, 2022. Editorial: Missouri Republicans are trying to keep you from voting. You must register by July 6 Missourians who wish to cast ballots in the Aug. 2 primary must be registered by Wednesday, July 6. We urge every person who cares about the...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jul. 12, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. July 10, 2022. Editorial: Every Kansan can vote on crucial abortion amendment. Make sure you’re registered here The world is watching Kansas. This is not hyperbole. On Aug. 2, Kansans will decide if yes, politicians can make a...

Voters switch lopsidedly to GOP, in warning for Dems

Jul. 07, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party’s gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. Across 31 states, about two-thirds of voters who have switched their...