Latest Electronic voting News

Pakistan's parliament passes bill to allow electronic voting

Nov. 17, 2021 10:55 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial bill allowing the use of electronic machines for voting. The opposition said the policy is an attempt to rig the next elections. Lawmakers also passed a bill to grant the right to vote to...

UN condemns attempts to discredit Iraq's recent election

Nov. 15, 2021 17:47 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday condemned attempts to discredit Iraq’s election and deplored the use of violence to settle election-related grievances. The U.N.’s most powerful body congratulated the Iraqi government and the Independent...

County scrutinized after 3 people vote twice due to glitch

Nov. 05, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The election board for Ohio's most populous county is being put under administrative oversight by the secretary of state, after another problem with electronic poll books led to three improperly cast votes in this week's election. Not all of...

Access to voted for disabled generally good in Minnesota

Nov. 01, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Those who monitor voting access for people with disabilities say Minnesota generally does a good job on the issue, but the state's is not without challenges. Minnesota Council on Disability ADA Director David Fenley says while barriers still...

Massachusetts Senate approves bill to expand voting rights

Oct. 06, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would permanently write into Massachusetts law early voting options that were temporarily adopted during the height of the coronavirus pandemic was approved overwhelmingly Wednesday by the Massachusetts Senate. The bill would also enact...

Whitmer vetoes election bills, says they perpetuate lies

Oct. 04, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed several Republican-sponsored election bills, saying they would have perpetuated falsehoods to discredit the 2020 presidential election and made it tougher for people living in large senior facilities and apartment complexes to...

Split Michigan Legislature approves election-related bills

Sep. 30, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature on Thursday passed election bills that would limit who can access the state voter file, keep voting equipment from being connected to the internet and require election challengers to receive training. The legislation sent...

GOP review finds no proof Arizona election stolen from Trump

Sep. 24, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county ended Friday without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. After six months of searching for evidence of...

Virus fallout, slow internet worry businesses in German vote

Sep. 17, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

GOLSSEN, Germany (AP) — A mill owner in eastern Germany hopes the next government will restore supply chains disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. A brewer in the country’s south wants a more predictable strategy for responding to the virus and a better cellphone network. A hotel owner...