- Judge to consider blocking Kansas voter rules in December Updated: Oct-07-15 3:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - County election officials in Kansas could have canceled many of the more than 31,000 incomplete voter registrations when a federal judge has the next hearing in a lawsuit challenging the effort.
- Kerry stops in Haiti to discuss election preparations Updated: Oct-06-15 10:57 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped in Haiti's capital on Tuesday to discuss preparations for the country's upcoming elections and encourage people to refrain from disrupting balloting after a messy parliamentary first round in August.
- Bentley responds to criticism of license offices closures Updated: Oct-06-15 9:44 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley told a congresswoman Tuesday that Alabama's closure of rural drivers' license offices was a business decision in the face of limited resources and will not affect access to voter ID as some claim.
- Pennsylvania's new online voter registration draws thousands Updated: Oct-06-15 12:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Thousands of Pennsylvanians went online to register to vote or changed their registrations in the first year of the new system.
- Hinds County, Jackson work on same voting precincts Updated: Oct-06-15 10:45 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson and Hinds County have pledged to work together in an attempt to ensure city and county voting precincts are the same.
- Forrest Co. receives reimbursement for voting machines Updated: Oct-06-15 10:40 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Forrest County is finally getting reimbursed for replacing 233 voting machines that were damaged in the February 2013 tornado that ripped through the area.
- EU high court rules against prisoner seeking voting rights Updated: Oct-06-15 7:37 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union's highest court on Tuesday ruled that a member state can ban prisoners guilty of serious offenses from voting in EU elections in a decision which was keenly awaited in Britain.
- Ohio elections chief offers website as early voting begins Updated: Oct-06-15 3:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - As early voting begins in Ohio, the state's elections chief is offering first-ever online videos describing three statewide fall ballot issues.
- Culling voter records to take weeks in some Kansas counties Updated: Oct-05-15 7:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Some Kansas counties expect to take at least several weeks to cancel incomplete voter registrations from residents who haven't documented their U.S. citizenship, local election officials said Monday.
- Opponents ask court to relax Wisconsin voter ID requirements Updated: Oct-05-15 3:37 pm
MILWAUKEE - Opponents of Wisconsin's voter identification law argued in federal court Monday that the legislation is improperly restrictive and should be expanded to allow people to use more forms of ID.
- N. Idaho lawmaker navigates Kootenai County politics Updated: Oct-05-15 11:51 am
BOISE, Idaho - Luke Malek is a young lawyer, a North Idaho resident since the second grade with deep ties in the community, and the son of two local physicians. A Republican, he worked for former Sen. Larry Craig and Sen. Mike Crapo, and was recruited by former Gov. Jim Risch to be the state's first governor's representative to North Idaho. He comes from a religious family; his brothers are Matthew, Marc and John.
- Voter registration deadline is Saturday in Mississippi Updated: Oct-02-15 4:05 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi has a voter registration deadline Saturday.
- Voter registration deadline for Ohio's election is Monday Updated: Oct-02-15 3:31 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans who want to cast a ballot in the fall election have until Monday to register to vote or update their voter information.
- Absentee voting under way for Nov. 3 Va. general election Updated: Oct-02-15 2:46 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's general election a full month away, but absentee voting is already under way.
- Kansas officials to begin culling incomplete voter forms Updated: Oct-01-15 8:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas election officials are expected to begin removing the names of more than 31,000 prospective voters from their registration records Friday in line with the state's tough voter identification law, which requires applicants to prove their citizenship before casting a ballot.
- Election fraud case goes to Kentucky Supreme Court Updated: Oct-01-15 1:51 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Attorneys for a Magoffin County official have asked the Kentucky Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that would force the official out of office for election fraud.
- West Virginia debuts online voter registration Updated: Oct-01-15 5:13 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginians can now register to vote through the Secretary of State's website.
- Voters challenge Kansas citizenship rule, voter rolls change Updated: Sep-30-15 8:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Two young northeast Kansas residents filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to prevent the state from requiring them to document their U.S. citizenship and to keep election officials from removing their names and thousands of others from registration rolls.
- Bill on construction borrowing, referendum goes to McCrory Updated: Sep-30-15 1:16 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Voters statewide will likely decide in March whether North Carolina should borrow $2 billion for scores of government construction projects after the General Assembly gave final approval early Wednesday to a debt package and proposed referendum.
- Connecticut panel approves $6.7 M for election upgrades Updated: Sep-29-15 12:55 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - More than $6.7 million is being earmarked for improvements to voting equipment across Connecticut.
- Judge upholds Iowa law disqualifying felons from voting Updated: Sep-29-15 12:30 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa judge upheld a state law that disqualifies felons from voting but said the state Supreme Court needs to sort out the confusion it caused last year when it ruled not all felons are automatically disenfranchised.
- Sullivan County councilman charged with voter fraud Updated: Sep-28-15 5:49 pm
TERRE HAUTE, Indiana - Federal prosecutors have charged a western Indiana county councilman with voter fraud and witness tampering.
- Deadline for Pennsylvania voter registration is 1 week away Updated: Sep-28-15 1:18 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The deadline for registering to vote in Pennsylvania's Nov. 3 election is one week away.
- Kansas voter list purge affects young, unaffiliated the most Updated: Sep-28-15 12:11 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The young and politically unaffiliated are the most likely to be affected by Kansas' plans to purge voter lists of people who have incomplete registrations, a newspaper analysis has found.
- Spain: Pro-secession parties in Catalonia win landmark vote Updated: Sep-27-15 8:14 pm
BARCELONA, Spain - Pro-secession parties pushing for Spain's northeastern Catalonia region to break away and form a new Mediterranean nation won a landmark vote Sunday by capturing a regional parliamentary majority, setting up a possible showdown over independence with the central government in Madrid.