- Pennsylvania's new online voter registration launched Updated: Aug-27-15 6:03 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that Pennsylvania is now the 23rd state in the country to provide online voter registration. Here's a look at how the system works and what it means for taxpayers and voters:
- Amelia Boynton Robinson noted as fearless, tireless leader Updated: Aug-27-15 2:46 am
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A newspaper photo of a woman who was beaten unconscious by law enforcement during a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, revealed to a wider audience the struggles and violence black people faced while fighting for the right to vote.
- Clinton, Kobach spar in social media flap over voting rights Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach traded barbs this week over social media with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on voting rights.
- Ohio League of Women Voters report says gerrymandering works Updated: Aug-26-15 12:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The League of Women Voters of Ohio released a report Wednesday showing gerrymandered legislative districts delivered nearly perfect results in 2012 and 2014, sending candidates of the intended political party to the Statehouse in almost 100 percent of cases.
- 4 counties to have new voting gear for primary elections Updated: Aug-26-15 10:42 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Secretary of State's office says only four counties will have the state's new voting equipment when primary elections roll around.
- Phoenix mayor claims victory for transport plan, tax hike Updated: Aug-26-15 5:50 am
PHOENIX - Phoenix's mayor says a transportation plan that will include a sales tax increase has triumphed at the polls.
- Lawmakers vote down bill to raise vehicle registration fees Updated: Aug-26-15 5:35 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming lawmakers have rejected a proposal that would have increased the state's vehicle registrations fees by $10.
- Finger pointing in Argentina after police break up protests Updated: Aug-25-15 4:26 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - In a sign of increasing tension ahead of October elections, the top presidential candidates in Argentina and other government officials exchanged accusations on Tuesday after protests over alleged vote fraud in a northern province were broken up with tear gas and rubber bullets.
- Federal judges to hear arguments in redistricting fight Updated: Aug-24-15 7:49 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A three-judge panel on Tuesday will hear arguments over whether Alabama's legislative districts were racially gerrymandered.
- Kansas seeks to block release of voting machine paper tapes Updated: Aug-24-15 5:56 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The top election official in Kansas has asked a Sedgwick County judge to block the release of voting machine tapes sought by a Wichita mathematician who is researching statistical anomalies favoring Republicans in counts coming from large precincts in the November 2014 general election.
- Future of voter ID lawsuit heard in N. Carolina state court Updated: Aug-24-15 5:32 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A lawsuit challenging North Carolina's voter identification requirement should be allowed to continue even after the legislature added exceptions this summer easing the mandate that goes into effect next year, lawyers fighting the law told a state judge Monday.
- Ruling allows use of federal money to probe voting fraud Updated: Aug-24-15 3:53 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - States are free to use federal grant money intended to improve how elections are run in order to pay for criminal investigations of potential voter fraud, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission has ruled.
- Mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit Updated: Aug-23-15 11:16 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A Wichita State University mathematician says she's not optimistic that she'll win her lawsuit seeking ballot information so she can perform an audit of the 2014 election.
- After Hagan's no, Democrats wait for Burr challengers Updated: Aug-23-15 10:58 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Since Kay Hagan declined in June to run for a return to Washington, North Carolina and national Democrats have been looking for strong candidates to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in 2016.
- Kentucky GOP OKs caucus; allows Rand Paul to seek 2 offices Updated: Aug-22-15 4:56 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Republican Party has agreed to hold a presidential caucus for Rand Paul - but only if he shows them the money.
- Kobach proposal would purge more than 34K prospective voters Updated: Aug-22-15 11:01 am
WICHITA, Kansas - Opponents of a proposed regulation that would allow Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to purge the names of more than 34,000 prospective voters will protest at a public hearing next month, but concede there is little else they can do.
- In Kentucky, an early vote on Paul's presidential campaign Updated: Aug-22-15 2:58 am
LONDON, Kentucky - Kentucky Republicans will gather in the state's capital on Saturday for essentially a vote of confidence in Rand Paul's presidential campaign.
- Haitian officials to redo voting in 25 districts Updated: Aug-20-15 8:28 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haitian election authorities say they will redo voting in 25 districts due to violent disruptions that marred legislative elections earlier this month.
- Ohio Democrats seek to join lawsuit over voting changes Updated: Aug-20-15 7:07 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Democratic Party and two of its county organizations are seeking to join a federal lawsuit filed in May that alleges that election laws and rules in the political battleground state disproportionately burden Democratic-leaning voters.
- Pine Bluff Democrat announces switch to Republican Party Updated: Aug-20-15 6:17 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - State Rep. Mike Holcomb said Thursday he's switching to the Republican Party, criticizing Democrats for their support of Planned Parenthood as part of the reason why he became the first Arkansas legislator to leave the party since a GOP sweep in November.
- Law barring convicted sex offenders from schools challenged Updated: Aug-19-15 6:22 pm
HARTFORD CITY, Indiana - An eastern Indiana man is challenging a new state law that bars certain convicted sex offenders from entering schools, arguing it can impair the right to vote.
- Harrold woman pleads guilty to violating election law Updated: Aug-18-15 7:27 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A Harrold woman who lived for more than a decade with an outstanding arrest warrant has pleaded guilty to a felony for violating election law.
- 'Justice' march arrives in N. Carolina later this month Updated: Aug-18-15 1:38 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The chief leader behind recent nonviolent protests at the North Carolina General Assembly says similar demonstrations could be coming to the halls of Congress to press for restoring portions of the Voting Rights Act.
- Sri Lanka's prime minister defeats ex-president in elections Updated: Aug-18-15 11:22 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's prime minister defeated the country's former strongman in parliamentary elections, according to results released Tuesday, blocking a key step of his bid to return to power seven months after he lost the presidency.
- Voter registration events set throughout Alabama Updated: Aug-18-15 5:19 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Secretary of State's office says several voter registration events are being hosted in the coming week.