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Stories with subject: Voting
  • Closing arguments completed in challenge to NC voter law 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 8:01 pm

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the legal challenge to North Carolina's election law, leaving the fate of the controversial legislation in the hands of the federal judge who heard the case.

  • Judge won't dismiss Greenwood mayor election challenge 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:04 pm

    GREENWOOD, Mississippi - A judge has denied a request from Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams to throw out a challenger's lawsuit over the results of the 2013 election.

  • Clerks' offices open Saturday morning for absentee voting 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:14 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Saturday is the deadline for absentee voting before Tuesday's party primaries in Mississippi.

  • Data shows few Latino voters in Yakima so far 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 1:28 pm

    YAKIMA, Washington - A new elections system designed to increase the number of Latinos voting in Yakima so far isn't generating much interest at the ballot box.

  • Technical issues force 2 votes for 2022 Winter Olympics 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:11 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The vote to decide the 2022 Winter Olympics host city should have taken about 10 minutes using tablet-like electronic devices. Instead, a technical glitch left 85 voting members of the International Olympic Committee using paper ballots to ultimately give Beijing the nod.

  • Providence council candidate, manager charged with fraud 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 9:19 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A former Providence City Council candidate and his campaign manager are charged with election fraud in connection with the 2014 primary.

  • Oklahoma, advocacy groups reach agreement on voter rights 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 6:05 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma residents who seek public assistance from various state agencies will be provided more opportunities to register to vote under the terms of a settlement agreement announced Thursday that would stave off a potential lawsuit over the state's compliance with federal voting laws.

  • Board OKs business tax, sick day, mail-in voting proposals 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 5:47 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's election board approved petition forms Thursday for ballot drives to increase business taxes for road improvements, require paid sick days and implement a mail-in voting system - bringing to eight the number of proposals for which supporters are gathering signatures.

  • New Mexico Dems eye changes after historic losses in 2014 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:22 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Eight months ago, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez won re-election by a wide margin and the GOP took control of the New Mexico House for the first time since Dwight Eisenhower was president.

  • Ex-lawmaker from Bridgeport rejects plea deal in fraud case 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 2:55 pm

    BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - Former Bridgeport state Rep. Christina Ayala has rejected a plea deal in an alleged election fraud case and a trial has been scheduled for September.

  • Voter ID laws focus of Kansas civil rights committee 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 7:49 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.

  • Conviction for voting in 2 states' 2010 elections tossed 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 9:13 am

    PHOENIX - An Arizona appeals court has overturned the conviction of a woman who voted in two states during the 2010 general election.

  • Number of registered younger voters in Oklahoma is declining 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 5:39 pm

    TULSA, Oklahoma - Oklahoma election board records show a 40 percent decline in the number of 18-to-24-year-olds who are registered to vote, and some in the age group say the reason is the registration process is cumbersome and that candidates fail to connect with them.

  • In quirky Hong Kong voting system, fishermen play key role 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:29 am

    HONG KONG - Since China took control of Hong Kong from Britain in 1997, the city's billionaires have played a leading role in hewing the Asian financial center to Beijing's priorities. So too have a dwindling band of fishermen and farmers.

  • Expert: Lines at polls if NC voter law was in effect in 2012 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 8:23 pm

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - An Ohio State University professor says voters would have encountered drastically longer lines in 2012 had many of the provisions of North Carolina's controversial election law been in effect.

  • Fairbanks voters to decide on marijuana tax 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 3:09 pm

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks City Council has approved a proposed tax on marijuana retail sales that will now be up for debate among voters.

  • Mathematician says Kansas voting machines need to be audited 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:34 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - A mathematician at Wichita State University who wanted to check the accuracy of some Kansas voting machines after finding odd patterns in election returns is finding out how difficult it can be to get government officials to turn over public documents.

  • Conservative wins mayoral election in Argentina's capital story has photos
    Updated: Jul-19-15 9:01 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Conservative Horacio Rodriguez Larreta won Sunday's mayoral run-off election in Buenos Aires, in a closer race than his opposition party had hoped for in the capital ahead of presidential voting later this year.

  • John Lewis to discuss voting rights at Kennedy Institute 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 9:44 am

    BOSTON - Civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis will discuss voting rights issues and the importance of civic engagement at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute this week.

  • Change election laws? That's the question before Christie 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 11:58 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey voters might have to wait a little longer for updated election laws if Gov. Chris Christie's statements on a reform bill translate into a veto.

  • Iowa City includes e-cigarettes in public smoking ban 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 11:10 am

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Those places where smoking is banned in Iowa City are now off limits to e-cigarettes, too.

  • Testimony continues on second day of NC election law trial 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 9:17 pm

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - A witness testified that his attempt to vote in the 2014 elections in North Carolina was prevented by changes in the law authored by Republican legislators.

  • Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-14-15 7:54 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year's end.

  • Emails: NC board member involved in disputed voting plan 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 6:58 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Republican member of the North Carolina elections board worked closely with local officials in their effort to eliminate a heavily Democratic voting site, a plan a judge ruled was intended to suppress voter turnout, according to hundreds of emails reviewed by The Associated Press.

  • 3 Arkansas counties want to replace old voting equipment 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 3:02 pm

    FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - Three northwest Arkansas counties are asking state officials to be added to the first stage of replacing the state's decade-old voting equipment in time for the 2016 election.