- The Latest: State lawmakers to appeal ruling on districts Updated: Feb-05-16 8:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on a panel of federal judges striking two congressional districts in North Carolina (all times local):
- Judge: Discovery done in protracted Libertarian suit in Ohio Updated: Feb-05-16 5:36 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A judge has declared the evidence-gathering phase closed in the Libertarian Party of Ohio's protracted lawsuit over disqualification of two of its statewide candidates in 2014.
- Senate majority leader enters race for state auditor Updated: Feb-05-16 3:25 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana Senate Majority Leader Matthew Rosendale said Friday he will run for the open seat of state auditor in an election where he will face a Republican primary opponent and a well-funded Democratic candidate if he wins the nomination.
- Judge sends election law dispute to Utah Supreme Court Updated: Feb-05-16 2:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Supreme Court will hear the state Republican party's lawsuit over a new law that allows candidates on the primary ballot if they gather enough signatures.
- Ex-Indiana Gov. Whitcomb, POW in World War II, dies at 98 Updated: Feb-04-16 6:48 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, who escaped from a Japanese prisoner camp by swimming overnight during World War II and then made an around-the-world solo sailing trip while in his 70s, has died at age 98.
- North Carolina elections take shape with fundraising numbers Updated: Feb-04-16 6:24 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's March 15 primary and the November general election are taking shape as candidates and party committees disclosed financial reports over the past week as state and federal filing deadlines came and went.
- US official requires citizenship proof in 3 states Updated: Feb-04-16 6:10 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A federal elections official has decided - without public notice or review from his agency's commissioners - that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.
- Maryland board votes to use paper ballots for early voting Updated: Feb-04-16 4:44 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - The Maryland's elections board has voted to scrap touch-screen voting machines in favor of paper ballots for early voting before the April primaries.
- Washington House once again passes Voting Rights Act Updated: Feb-04-16 2:49 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - For the fourth time in as many years, the state House has passed a measure seeking to reform representation of minorities in local elections.
- State elections officials rescind GOP affiliation statement Updated: Feb-04-16 12:59 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia elections officials have voted to throw out a party affiliation statement that the Republican Party of Virginia had planned to implement in the March 1 presidential primary.
- Spanish king's UK trip delayed amid talks to form gov't Updated: Feb-04-16 10:43 am
MADRID - Spain's King Felipe VI is putting off a March state visit to Britain because of difficult negotiations among his country's political parties to form a new government following inconclusive December election results.
- Rand Paul runs for president, has to settle for a caucus Updated: Feb-04-16 5:27 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Rand Paul ran for president, and all he got was a caucus.
- School district says it's now compliant with election laws Updated: Feb-04-16 4:46 am
PENACOOK, New Hampshire - The chairman of the Merrimack Valley School Board says the district is now complying with state election laws after authorities said it had violated the laws for decades.
- Elections committee backs bill limiting local photo IDs Updated: Feb-03-16 5:46 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's Senate elections committee backed a bill Wednesday that would hinder efforts in Milwaukee to provide local photo IDs to the homeless and immigrants in the country illegally.
- Electronic voter registration bill clears election committee Updated: Feb-03-16 5:41 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin residents would be able to register to vote online under a bill that passed the Senate's elections committee Wednesday along party lines.
- West Virginia features packed ballot for 2016 election Updated: Feb-03-16 1:58 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The ballot is almost set for a pivotal election in West Virginia.
- Vermont's Matt Dunne is done at Google Updated: Feb-03-16 5:00 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Democratic Vermont gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne says he's left his job with tech giant Google to focus on the 2016 campaign.
- Fundraising reports set tone for tussle over Legislature Updated: Feb-02-16 5:50 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The quest for cash is on in Minnesota's 2016 elections. New campaign finance reports released Tuesday show political groups and candidates have already socked away millions of dollars for the fight for control of the Legislature.
- Harwell: Durham scandal won't affect gubernatorial decision Updated: Feb-02-16 5:08 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - House Speaker Beth Harwell said Tuesday that the scandal surrounding a Republican lawmaker who has gone on hiatus amid sexual harassment allegations shouldn't damage her prospects as a serious gubernatorial candidate in Tennessee.
- Special election called after Maine senator resigns Updated: Feb-02-16 4:52 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - A special election will be held March 29 to fill the seat vacated by Sen. David Dutremble.
- Clash over campaign money begins in Montana governor's race Updated: Feb-02-16 1:47 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's copper barons bought and sold public office like any commodity a century ago. That legacy looms large in what could become the most expensive governor's race in state history.
- SC House backs picking Lt Gov for ticket after nomination Updated: Feb-02-16 1:45 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina House has passed a bill that would have candidates for governor pick their running mates after they are nominated by their party.
- Audit findings may expose Gray's 2010 campaign to fines Updated: Feb-02-16 11:22 am
WASHINGTON - An audit of former District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 election campaign has found that the campaign paid poll workers thousands in cash and kept incomplete records of more than $800,000 in contributions.
- Cruz wins in Iowa's Republican caucuses Updated: Feb-02-16 12:32 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Ted Cruz, the self-proclaimed outsider and tea party champion, was warmly embraced by conservative Iowa Republicans, whose historic turnout sealed his victory in the Iowa caucuses Monday.
- In one Iowa town, democracy plays out in its own unique way Updated: Feb-01-16 11:41 pm
NEVADA, Iowa - In this Iowa town, at precisely 7 p.m., Ward 2 Democratic precinct chairwoman Kathy Johnson kicked things off on an upbeat note.