Latest Elections News

What is Super Tuesday? Why it matters and what to watch

Feb. 29, 2024 08:01 AM EST

The biggest day of this year's primary campaign is approaching as 16 states vote in contests known as Super Tuesday. The elections are a crucial moment for President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who are the overwhelming front-runners for the Democratic and Republican presidential...

The future is now: 16- and 17-year-olds win the right to vote in local elections in a Vermont town

Feb. 29, 2024 07:57 AM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town has acted on the notion that young voters offer hope for the future, giving 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote next week in local elections. Those who turn 18 by the November general election will be permitted to vote in the state's presidential...

How a congressman’s challenge to New Jersey’s first lady is shaking up a key Senate race

Feb. 29, 2024 07:31 AM EST

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — When New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy walked up to Rep. Andy Kim last weekend to congratulate him with a handshake after his third consecutive win in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat, the goodwill gesture represented a surprise within a surprise. The...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in North Dakota's GOP caucuses

Feb. 29, 2024 07:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Dakota will hold its Republican presidential caucuses on Monday, the last chance for Donald Trump’s rivals for the GOP nomination to slow his momentum heading into Super Tuesday, the biggest day of the primary campaign, when 15 states hold contests. ...

Pennsylvania sets up election security task force ahead of 2024 presidential contest

Feb. 29, 2024 07:12 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies, civil defense officials and election administrators have begun meeting in Pennsylvania to coordinate how they will identify and fight election threats with the presidential contest just eight months away in the battleground state, Gov. Josh...

Everything you need to know about Russia’s 2024 presidential election

Feb. 29, 2024 05:12 AM EST

Russia’s 2024 presidential election isn't expected to bring change to the Kremlin. With most opposition figures either in jail or abroad and many independent media outlets blocked, the Kremlin maintains tight control over the country's political system. March's vote is all but...

Pakistan swears in new parliament amid chaotic scenes, as Imran Khan's party protests vote count

Feb. 29, 2024 03:46 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's National Assembly swore in newly elected members on Thursday in a chaotic scene, as allies of jailed former Premier Imran Khan protested what they claim was a rigged election. Lawmakers from Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party repeatedly chanted...

A billionaire-backed campaign for a new California city is off to a bumpy start

Feb. 29, 2024 01:27 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After two false starts, the billionaires behind a plan to build an eco-friendly city from scratch are behind schedule and off to a bumpy start to put their proposal before California voters this November. Former Goldman Sachs trader Jan Sramek unveiled his...

Nevada and other swing states need more poll workers. Can lawyers help fill the gap?

Feb. 29, 2024 01:24 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — With Nevada counties struggling to find poll workers in a pivotal election year, the top election official in the Western swing state is taking a page from his counterparts elsewhere and is asking the legal community to help fill the gap. Secretary of State Cisco...

Georgia bills in doubt at deadline include immigration crackdown, religious liberty protections

Feb. 29, 2024 00:31 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers face a key deadline Thursday, the last day for legislation to pass either the House or Senate and advance to the other legislative chamber for consideration this year. Lawmakers on Monday will decide questions including whether to tighten rules on law enforcement...