- 5 prominent politicians compete for secretary of state job Updated: Apr-30-16 3:47 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - In a solidly blue state that hasn't elected a Republican to a statewide office since 2002, the only major partisan race this year that doesn't have political observers yawning is for Oregon secretary of state.
- News Guide: A look at other primary races in West Virginia Updated: Apr-30-16 11:36 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - They're not running for president, governor, Congress or the state Supreme Court, yet some candidates in West Virginia's May 10 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party's nominations for several statewide offices. Here is a summary of those races:
- Thousands claim vote rigging by Serbia's ruling populists Updated: Apr-30-16 10:27 am
BELGRADE, Serbia - Chanting "Thieves! Thieves!," thousands of opposition supporters protested Saturday in front of Serbia's state electoral commission over what their leaders said was widespread vote rigging by the ruling populists.
- Connecticut votes to criminalize attaching weapons to drones Updated: Apr-29-16 10:14 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Those who attach weapons to drones in Connecticut could soon face a serious criminal penalty.
- Sanders campaign drops lawsuit after Ohio young-voter ruling Updated: Apr-29-16 7:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign says it is dismissing its federal complaint against Ohio's elections chief over a policy related to the state's youngest primary voters.
- Democrat Kaminsky wins ballot count in NY Senate race Updated: Apr-29-16 5:27 pm
ALBANY, New York - Democrat Todd Kaminsky has emerged as the winner of a New York Senate race on Long Island, although Republican Chris McGrath still hasn't conceded.
- Lawmaker wants to give voters more time to switch parties Updated: Apr-29-16 4:25 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A lawmaker wants to give Rhode Islanders more time to switch political parties before voting in a primary election.
- Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law Updated: Apr-29-16 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law. But the court said it could revisit the issue as the November elections approach.
- Iran votes in parliamentary runoff as rare shooting wounds 4 Updated: Apr-29-16 12:05 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians voted Friday in the country's parliamentary runoff elections, a key poll that will decide how much power allies of moderate President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
- New Virginia voter registration form wins approval Updated: Apr-29-16 8:51 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The State Board of Elections has voted to overhaul Virginia's voter registration form to make it easier for residents to vote.
- Man admits to illegally voting in both Kansas, Nebraska Updated: Apr-29-16 7:31 am
HAYS, Kansas - A man who voted illegally in both Kansas and Nebraska in 2012 has been fined $5,500.
- Sec'y of State Lawson: Don't forget photo ID on Election Day Updated: Apr-28-16 10:47 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Secretary of State Connie Lawson is reminding Indiana voters they need to have photo identification when they head to the polls for the Indiana primary on Tuesday.
- US official visits Haiti to assess progress toward elections Updated: Apr-28-16 10:07 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The U.S. State Department's special coordinator for Haiti arrived in the troubled Caribbean nation Thursday seeking to help resolve a political standoff that has left elections in limbo.
- Early turnout for Indiana primaries highest in 2 decades Updated: Apr-28-16 4:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - More Indiana residents have cast their votes early for the state's primary election than any of the previous nomination contests during the same time period in at least two decades.
- Automatic voter registration becomes law in Vermont Updated: Apr-28-16 3:58 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - While voting rights advocates lament new ballot access restrictions in several states, Vermont on Thursday became the fourth state to expand access when Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law a bill that automatically registers eligible residents to vote when they apply for a driver's license.
- Restoration of felon voting rights challenges registrars Updated: Apr-28-16 1:18 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia registrars are facing the challenge of verifying applications from convicted felons registering to vote after Gov. Terry McAuliffe recently restored their voting and other civil rights.
- British Court rejects bid from expats for voting rights Updated: Apr-28-16 6:41 am
LONDON - A British court has ruled that Britons who have lived abroad for more than 15 years do not have the right to vote in the June 23 referendum on Britain's continued membership in the European Union.
- Voter ID measure stalled in Missouri Senate Updated: Apr-28-16 3:50 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A proposal to require Missouri voters to show photo ID at polling places is stalled in the state Senate.
- Group launches voter registration push in Ohio ahead of fall Updated: Apr-28-16 12:42 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A progressive nonprofit group says it plans to register 150,000 voters in swing state Ohio and focus on getting them to the polls this fall.
- House rejects bill to ease voting restrictions for felons Updated: Apr-27-16 7:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers in the Louisiana House refused Wednesday to give felons the right to vote as soon as they exit prison.
- Kentucky Supreme Court hears arguments in Magoffin election Updated: Apr-27-16 6:43 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Lawyers for Magoffin County's judge-executive have made their arguments to the Kentucky Supreme Court, with one of the attorneys saying there was no proof his client took part in election fraud.
- The Latest: Ballot count continues in NY Senate race Updated: Apr-27-16 5:54 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Latest on the counting of absentee ballots in the contested New York state Senate election on Long Island (all times local):
- Iowa simplifies voting rights restoration form for felons Updated: Apr-27-16 5:34 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The application form that convicted felons in Iowa must complete to seek restoration of their voting rights in Iowa has been made simpler, Gov. Terry Branstad said Wednesday, but voting rights advocates argue the process is still one of the most burdensome in the country.
- Dayton says he can't restore felon voting rights on his own Updated: Apr-27-16 5:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton says he'd like to restore voting rights for people convicted of felonies, but he can't.
- Clinton embraces Trump's mention of 'woman's card' Updated: Apr-27-16 5:04 pm
ATLANTA - Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have launched into a rhetorical scrum, with the Republican front-runner eliciting a backlash that highlights his perilous standing among female voters who could help propel the likely Democratic nominee to the White House.