- British markets bracing for post-election uncertainty Updated: May-05-15 9:25 am
LONDON - British financial markets could be headed for choppy waters after Thursday's general election, as investors face the prospect of it taking days - even weeks - to form a new government.
- Fairbanks borough to consider mail-in municipal ballots Updated: May-03-15 6:59 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Looking to boost voter turnout, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly will consider an ordinance creating a system to vote by mail in borough elections.
- Court to weigh law barring false statements in campaigns Updated: May-02-15 9:57 am
BOSTON - When state Rep. Brian Mannal noticed flyers accusing him of putting the interests of sex offenders over families last year, the Barnstable Democrat saw more than just the rough and tumble of Massachusetts politics.
- Advocates working to propose new term limit amendment Updated: May-01-15 6:58 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A key term-limit advocate says he will propose a constitutional amendment limiting state lawmakers to a maximum of 10 years in the Arkansas Legislature.
- GOP candidates court conservative advocacy group in debate Updated: Apr-28-15 10:12 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - Kentucky's leading Republican candidates for governor jockeyed to position themselves on the right side of key conservative issues during a debate Tuesday night before one of the country's major conservative advocacy groups.
- British economy slows ahead of general election Updated: Apr-28-15 9:13 am
LONDON - Britain's economic growth slowed to a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the January-March period, a drop that will be seen as a setback to the Conservative-led coalition only days before a general election.
- Correction: National Guard story Updated: Apr-27-15 1:50 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In a story April 25 about the release of National Guard emails, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the Alaska assistant attorney general. She is Cori Mills, not Connie Mills.
- Primary colors: Britain chooses artist to chronicle election Updated: Apr-26-15 5:38 am
LONDON - In this era of Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and selfies, Britain's Parliament has taken a step back to the 1700s, choosing an artist armed with pencil and paper to offer insight into the general election campaign.
- ND kills resolution for ballot initiatives Updated: Apr-24-15 10:20 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Senate has killed a House proposal to put all ballot initiatives with a "major fiscal impact" on the general election ballot.
- Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls Updated: Apr-23-15 11:41 am
NEW YORK - For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs - notably the presidential hopefuls - face a far more complicated landscape.
- Constitutional proposal for team tickets fails in NC House Updated: Apr-22-15 6:01 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - There aren't enough state House votes to advance a proposal letting North Carolina voters decide if pairs of candidates for governor and lieutenant governor must run together in fall elections.
- Tribal businessman upsets former Navajo president in race Updated: Apr-22-15 12:01 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Russell Begaye easily beat a former two-term Navajo Nation president Tuesday for the top post on the country's largest American Indian reservation, ending a tumultuous election season that was extended by nearly five months amid a heated court fight over a candidate's ability to speak fluent Navajo.
- Fallin sets special election dates for open House seats Updated: Apr-20-15 7:21 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has set dates for special elections for two vacant state House seats in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
- Counties get grants for disability election equipment costs Updated: Apr-19-15 5:02 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Nebraska Secretary of State has announced that 48 county election offices will receive reimbursements totaling nearly $50,000 to help cover costs associated with the use of voter disability equipment during the 2014 general election.
- Spain PM says fraud probe into ex-minister damages his party Updated: Apr-18-15 3:44 pm
MADRID - An investigation into an ex-minister and former International Monetary Fund chief over alleged fraud and money laundering is damaging Spain's ruling Popular Party, which faces a general election late this year, the prime minister said Saturday.
- Democrats eye Senate primary before taking on Toomey in 2016 Updated: Apr-17-15 6:54 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's Democratic Party received its surest sign yet Friday that it will have a contested primary in next year's U.S. Senate race, and that's even before the general election contest against the potentially formidable incumbent, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.
- Ohio settles civil rights groups' lawsuit over early voting Updated: Apr-17-15 3:01 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Civil-rights groups settled their legal dispute with Ohio's elections chief on Friday over actions that trimmed early voting opportunities in the political battleground state.
- Secretary of state proposes early voting beginning in 2016 Updated: Apr-15-15 7:17 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea is proposing a legislative package that would allow early voting in Rhode Island.
- State judge bars Hartford from removing voter registrars Updated: Apr-15-15 6:50 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A Hartford Superior Court judge has ruled that Hartford may not remove three registrars of voters at the center of Election Day polling place delays last November.
- Attorney general election proposal passes Tennessee Senate Updated: Apr-14-15 12:44 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A proposed constitutional amendment calling for the popular election of Tennessee's attorney general overwhelmingly passed the Senate on Tuesday despite arguments that the current system doesn't need to be changed.
- 8 Texas soldiers voted via email; program called 'success' Updated: Apr-13-15 5:34 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Usually, a 2 percent response rate is not considered a success, but it is for a Texas pilot program that allows soldiers in combat zones to cast ballots via email.
- Ex-Congressman Ron Barber says he won't run again next year Updated: Apr-12-15 1:23 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Former Congressman Ron Barber says he won't try to regain the southern Arizona seat he lost by just 167 votes.
- Ex-Clatsop County clerk contests firing Updated: Apr-10-15 1:29 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - A Clatsop County clerk fired over two mistakes on the general election ballot has taken legal action.
- 2016 prospects treasure opportunity of their campaign launch Updated: Apr-09-15 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON - In a presidential campaign, you only get one Opening Day.
- State Sen. Jim Dabakis to run for Salt Lake City mayor Updated: Apr-06-15 6:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Democratic state Sen. Jim Dabakis announced Monday that he will run for mayor of Salt Lake City this year.