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  • Abdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:10 pm
  • KABUL, Afghanistan - Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month.

  • NH Senate voting on fetal homicide bill 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:13 am
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's Senate is voting whether to treat a fetus who dies in a homicide as a person even if the mother lives.

  • Memoir shows changes in Mississippi race relations 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:04 am
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - David Jordan was born on a Mississippi Delta plantation during the Great Depression, when segregation and poverty created a bleak outlook for a son of black sharecroppers.

  • Registration deadline to vote in primary near 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:04 am
  • ATLANTA - Georgians have just a few days left to register if they want to vote in next month's primary election.

  • Hearing to consider voting policies in 4 states 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:06 am
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Civil rights groups are planning a hearing to consider how to improve elections administration and expand access to voting in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

  • Woman arrested for Nevada voter fraud 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:04 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Secretary of State Ross Miller says a woman has been arrested on two felony charges for allegedly using a false identity to register to vote and casting ballots in Nevada elections.

  • Iowa cases against felons for voting to proceed 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:52 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Iowa prosecutor said she will pursue pending cases against convicted felons accused of voting illegally in 2012 despite a new Iowa Supreme Court ruling that makes it unclear whether they lost their voting rights in the first place.

  • South Dakota begins absentee voting for primary 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:14 pm
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota voters who live out of the state, will be travelling on Election Day or simply want to cast their vote early can do so with absentee ballots beginning Friday.

  • Algeria's ailing president, 77, wins 4th term 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:58 pm
  • ALGIERS, Algeria - President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced Friday by the Algerian government.

  • Early voting for May 3 election begins Saturday 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:58 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Early voting for the May 3 general election begins Saturday and continues through April 26, excluding Sunday.

  • Va. gov. changes policies on felons' voting rights 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:22 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced policy changes Friday that will make it easier for violent felons and drug offenders to regain their voting rights.

  • Walker voters to decide on school bond issue 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:58 am
  • WALKER, Louisiana - Walker area voters will decide May 3 whether to approve issuing $25 million in bonds to pay for facility and technology improvements in the Walker school district.

  • Senate approves hand-held cellphone ban in NH 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:17 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Hand-held cellphone use would be banned while driving in New Hampshire in mid-2015 under a bill passed Thursday by the Senate.

  • India struggles with rebel threats during election 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:40 am
  • RAJNANDGAON, India - Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor.

  • Thousands using new Ga. online voter registration 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:26 pm
  • ATLANTA - State officials say thousands of voters have used Georgia's new Web-based programs to register ahead of the May 20 primary.

  • Court: Man can seek office despite conviction 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:59 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A split Iowa Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday that allows a Des Moines man to run for state Senate and affirms that second-offense drunken driving is not an infamous crime as defined by the Iowa Constitution.

  • Almost 32,000 Ohioans have voted in May 6 primary 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:07 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Almost 32,000 Ohioans have cast ballots so far in the state's primary election next month.

  • Kansas gets extra time in voter citizenship case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:06 am
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas and Arizona will get more time to respond to the request by federal election officials for a stay in his ruling requiring them to enforce state laws requiring new voters to document their U.S. citizenship.

  • Judge: Arkansas GOP can defend absentee vote law 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:50 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A judge on Monday said he'll allow the Arkansas Republican Party to help defend the state in a lawsuit over the way absentee ballots are handled under the state's new voter ID law, saying he wants to resolve the case quickly as the first statewide test of the law approaches.

  • Officials: Iowa law may void some absentee ballots 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:29 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Lawmakers have been unable to change a state law on postmarked absentee ballots that may accidentally void some valid ballots.

  • Davis: Senate votes didn't conflict with clients 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:22 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis voted for bills in the Texas Senate that affected her clients and sought federal money while in office for a transportation project being handled by her Fort Worth law firm, a newspaper reported Sunday.

  • Members of 37 congregations meet in Springfield 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:46 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - Members of three religious denominations say they are setting aside their differences to work together in Springfield and across the state.

  • Lawsuit seeks access to absentee voter rolls 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:31 am
  • COVINGTON, Kentucky - A state Senate candidate has filed a lawsuit challenging a law passed last year that keeps absentee voter rolls private until after election.

  • Hastings chapter helps register young voters 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:07 pm
  • HASTINGS, Nebraska - Members of the Hastings chapter of the League of Women Voters attest that the greatest obstacle to getting youths to the polls is taking the initial plunge.

  • Former Cherokee Clerk denies wrongdoing 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:13 am
  • COLUMBUS, Kansas - The former Cherokee County clerk responsible for changing voter registration status of more than 4,800 voters denies any wrongdoing and says she was communicating with the Kansas Secretary of State's office during the process.