Senate passes “no-excuse” absentee ballot
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Senate has approved a proposal to implement so-called "no-excuse" absentee voting.
Currently, absentee ballots are available only to certain voters,...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's chief election official is projecting about 12.5% of the state's registered voters will turn out for next week's primary election.
South Dakota panel scraps bill to reduce early voting
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Senate panel has scrapped a bill that would have cut the time allowed for early voting in the state by two weeks.
South Dakota House approves bill to cut early voting window
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House narrowly approved a bill Thursday to cut the time allowed for early voting in the state.
Representatives voted 36-33 for the bill, the minimum...
No-reason absentee voting option starts in Michigan
FLINT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters can start casting an absentee ballot without giving a reason.
Thursday was the first day residents can request to vote by mail in the May...
South Dakota lawmakers seek to reduce absentee voting window
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are advancing a bill that would cut the amount of time available for early voting.
The House State Affairs Committee voted 11-2 Wednesday for the bill.
It would reduce the absentee voting window from 46 days to the first Friday in October before an election. Republican Rep. Drew Dennert says the new window would be 32 days.
Gov. Northam pushes absentee voting, campaign finance bills
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wants to make it easier to vote early and harder for political candidates to bring in big checks.
The Democratic governor outlined a package of proposed legislation Monday that includes a bill to allow no-excuse absentee voting.
Virginia currently limits absentee voting to people with qualifying reasons.
Absentee vote changes may have invited ‘ballot harvesting’
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Changes made to absentee voting procedures five years ago in North Carolina may have emboldened workers to run the type of illegal "ballot-harvesting" operation alleged to have been used in a disputed congressional race, election experts and lawmakers said.
Clerks’ offices open Saturday morning for absentee voting
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top elections official says circuit clerks' offices are open Saturday morning for people to cast absentee ballots for runoff elections.
The in-person absentee voting deadline is noon Saturday. Absentee ballots that are returned by mail must be received by circuit clerks' offices by 5 p.m. Monday.
Overseas and military voters have a deadline of 7 p.m. Tuesday to return their absentee ballots.
Voter turnout for Michigan’s midterm election may spike
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Last-ditch efforts are in motion to spur people to the polls on Tuesday. This election, Michigan voters may not need prodding.
In-person absentee voting ends Saturday in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters face deadlines for casting absentee ballots in races for U.S. House and Senate and for judicial posts.
In-person absentee voting ends at noon Saturday in circuit clerks' offices. Absentee ballots that are returned by mail must be received by Monday.
Registered voters who are 65 or older may vote absentee, as may any voter with a temporary or permanent disability.
Early voting shatters records in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Early voting is shattering previous records for mid-term elections in New Mexico.
Election regulators said Thursday that early voting surpassed 322,000 ballots the previous day.
That exceeds early in-person and absentee voting of nearly 298,000 in 2010 — the last time there was an open seat for governor. In 2014, about 255,000 people voted early or by absentee ballot.
Mainers face deadline for requesting absentee ballots
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Voters in Maine are facing a deadline to request absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election.
Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says ballots are available through Thursday, Nov. 1. Voters must return ballots to election clerks by 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Tuesday's ballot will include four bond issues worth $200 million. Voters face a citizens' initiative question to raise taxes to provide universal homecare.
Virginians face 2 absentee voting deadlines this week
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two deadlines are coming up this week for Virginia voters who want to cast an absentee ballot for the November election.
The Department of Elections says voters have until Saturday to cast an absentee ballot in person at their local voter registration office.
Qualifying reasons to vote absentee include pregnancy, a religious obligation or personal business or vacation outside where you live on Election Day.
Michigan absentee ballot requests near presidential levels
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The number of absentee ballots cast ahead of Michigan's election is well above 2014 levels, and the number requested is almost keeping pace with how many were sent in the 2016 presidential race.
The figures released by the state Friday suggest there will be higher-than-normal turnout for the Nov. 6 midterm election.
So far, nearly 1.1 million absentee ballots have been sent, and roughly 588,000 have been returned 11 days before the election.
Maine Dems hold absentee ballot advantage as election looms
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democrats are outpacing Republicans when it comes to absentee voting in Maine.
All told, nearly 100,000 absentee ballots had been requested as of this week. An analysis by The Associated Press indicates Democrats accounted for 45 percent of requests, Republicans 27 percent and unenrolled voters 25 percent.
Those track roughly with returned ballots with less than two weeks to Election Day: 19,470 for Democrats, 12,965 for Republicans and 10,708 for unenrolled voters.
In-person absentee voting begins in Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In-person absentee voting has begun in Kentucky for the Nov. 6 elections.
Deadline approaching to request an absentee ballot by mail
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia voters have just over a week left to request an absentee ballot to complete by mail.
The state doesn't have early voting but allows absentee voting if you can't make it to the polls on Election Day for a variety of reasons. The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5 p.m. Oct. 30. You can do so online or by contacting or visiting a registrar's office.
Turnout surges as New Mexico prepares for more early voting
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeing a surge in early voting, and the state's top elections official said she expects the numbers to keep climbing as more voting locations are opened this weekend.
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said Thursday some of the largest turnout is being reported in Dona Ana County, where more than 6,500 residents had cast ballots via absentee ballots or in person as of Wednesday, the majority being registered Democrats.
Secretary of State hopefuls eye upgrades, differ on proposal
DETROIT (AP) — The main candidates for secretary of state in Michigan differ in details but both say they'll take big steps toward offering more digital services and keeping residents out of branch offices — or at least waiting in far shorter lines when they have to be there.
Early absentee voting begins in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Early absentee voting begins Tuesday in New Mexico as registration comes to a close in a gubernatorial election that will help determine the balance of power in Congress.
Voters initially can obtain paper mail-in ballots or vote directly in person at county clerk offices through the state. Additional locations for voting ahead of Election Day open on Oct. 20.
Tuesday also is the last day for eligible residents to register to vote in this election.
In-person absentee voting begins in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina voters can begin casting in-person absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 general election on Monday.
The state doesn't allow no-excuses early voting. But someone who is working, will be out of town, or is physically unable to go to the polls can qualify for an absentee ballot.
Machines will be set up in the office of each county election board. Absentee ballots can be cast through Nov. 5, the day before the election.
Elections commission warns of incorrect voting mailer
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials are warning voters to beware of absentee voting mailers with incorrect information.
State Elections Commission officials said Thursday that they've been getting questions about a mailer from the Center for Voter Information, which is connected to the nonprofit Voter Participation Center in Washington D.C.
Louisiana secretary of state contenders knock voter letter
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Candidates running against Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin are objecting to a letter he wrote elderly participants in an absentee voting program, saying the letter sought to promote Ardoin at state taxpayer expense as the November election nears.
Pilot program of overseas voting app to spread across state
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia secretary of state says a pilot program of a mobile voting app for overseas citizens is being extended to 24 counties for the November general election.
Absentee voting for military, overseas voters to begin
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio election officials say absentee voting for military and overseas voters wanting to cast ballots in the November general election begins this weekend.
Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) says county boards of elections will begin mailing absentee ballots to registered military and overseas voters who have requested a ballot on Saturday.
South Dakota candidates, parties urge backers to vote early
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Some of South Dakota's top elected offices are on the line in November, so campaigns are wasting no time in mobilizing supporters as early voting gets underway.
Absentee voting starts Friday in the state, where candidates are running for governor, the U.S. House and state attorney general, not to mention other statewide offices and the Legislature. There are also five ballot measures to be decided this election, which will be held Nov. 6.
Lawsuit seeks placement of voting measure on Michigan ballot
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of a Michigan initiative to allow same-day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday demanding that the state certify their measure for the November ballot.
Judge: Absentee ballot signature law ‘fundamentally flawed’
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The process that New Hampshire uses to validate signatures on absentee ballots has been thrown into doubt after a federal court ruled Tuesday that it was unconstitutional.
Iowa Supreme Court halts absentee issues in voter ID law
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa election officials were told Friday by the state Supreme Court they cannot implement several absentee voting requirements in a new voter ID law until a challenge to the law can be heard at a trial.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge granted a temporary halt on several provisions of Iowa's new voter identification law, a move that could impact its rollout in the November general election.
Polk County Judge Karen Romano's injunction approval, which was filed Tuesday but made public Wednesday, will stop the state from implementing some components of the 2017 law around absentee voting. Other parts of the law remain in effect.
Absentee voting begins for Wisconsin Aug. 14 primary
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Absentee voting for Wisconsin's Aug. 14 primary has begun, but the process for casting a ballot early varies across the state.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission recommended Friday that voters wishing to cast a ballot early contact their local municipal clerk's office to see what days and hours they are open. Elections Commission administrator Meagan Wolfe says voters can make appointments for offices that don't keep regular hours.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office says absentee voting is now open for the August primary election.
Wyoming allows any registered Wyoming voter the ability to request and then cast an absentee ballot through their county clerk either by mail or in-person at a county clerk's office.
Absentee voting for the Aug. 21 primary began on Friday and continues until Aug. 20.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Early, in-person absentee voting has begun at county election boards across Oklahoma ahead of Tuesday's statewide primary election.
The three-day early voting period is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Nearly 100,000 cast early votes in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election officials are reporting robust turnout in early voting and through absentee ballots ahead of the state's primary election.
The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office reported that 97,917 people cast primary ballots during the early voting period ahead of Tuesday's primary. Early voting ended Saturday evening, and absentee voting continues until Tuesday at 7 p.m.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Election Day in Montana isn't for another month, but absentee voting is getting underway in what has become most Montanans' preferred way to cast their vote.
County election officials had a Friday deadline to mail absentee ballots for the June 5 primary elections to decide party nominees for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, legislative and other state races. Early voting actually began on April 20, when 1,960 ballots were sent to military members and overseas voters.
Allow absentee voting for all
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Early voting begins for Indiana’s May 8 primary election
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Early voting for Indiana's May primary election is now underway statewide at county clerk's offices and via mailed-in ballots.
Absentee voting began Tuesday for the May 8 primary that will determine which candidates' names appear on Indiana's ballot for the Nov. 6 general election.
Voters can cast absentee in-person ballots until noon on May 7 at their county clerk's office, although some counties allow in-person absentee voting at multiple locations.
BETHEL — The town clerk’s office will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday for absentee voting for next week’s referendum.
Absentee voting will be the only service available during this time.
The referendum on the proposed $74.9 million budget is on Wednesday.
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When Utah County voters cast their votes in the 2018 primary and general elections, it won’t be by mail, unless they’re signed up for absentee voting.
Despite running an entirely by-mail election in 2017 for a special congressional election and municipal elections, Utah County decided to make a return to traditional voting this year.
WAYNE — The Wayne County Commission approved a countywide Emergency Absentee Voting policy during a meeting last week. The policy is to extend emergency absentee voting to hospitals and nursing homes in the Wayne County area.
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Lansing — Voter advocacy and civil rights groups are teaming up for a petition drive and potential ballot proposal that would allow no-reason absentee voting in Michigan and same-day registration.
The League of Women Voters of Michigan, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the state and Detroit branches of the NAACP filed petition language with the state last month and are awaiting form approval to begin collecting signatures.
Ballot language submitted to ease absentee voting rule
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An effort is underway to allow Michigan voters to cast an absentee ballot for any or no reason.
A coalition that includes civil libertarians and political activists filed ballot language Monday with the state. If approved, the next step would be a campaign to collect 316,000 signatures to get the issue on the fall ballot.
The proposed amendment to Michigan's Constitution would also allow people to register closer to an election and allow straight-party voting.
Two Houston Community College trustees have taken early leads based on early and absentee voting, while the open race for District IX appears more competitive.
Incumbent Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, a retired educator and real estate broker, was leading Manny Barrera and Daniel "DC" Caldwell in District IV by a wide margin after the early and absentee vote was counted. The district includes the Texas Medical Center and snakes west to the Sam Houston Tollway to include Chinatown and Sharpstown.
BETHEL — The Town Clerk’s office will be open Saturday morning for residents to submit their absentee ballots.
The office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Absentee voting will be the only service available.
A copy of the ballot and an application are available on the town's website. The municipal election is Tuesday.
Election offices open Saturday for in-person absentee voting
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Saturday marks one of two weekend opportunities for Virginia voters to cast an in-person absentee ballot.
All election offices will be open Saturday, as well as the following Saturday, Nov. 4, for Virginia residents who are qualified to vote absentee. In-person absentee voting also is available during local registrars' normal business hours.
SIOUX CITY | Sioux City voters are now able to request absentee ballots to vote in this year's City Council election.
Residents who opt to vote absentee can fill out a request form with the Woodbury County Auditor's Office to receive a ballot. They can then file the ballots via mail or in person at the Woodbury County Courthouse prior to Nov. 7.
Absentee balloting is now under way in the special election for first district election commissioner in Prentiss County. Three candidates are seeking the office in the election set for Tuesday, Nov. 7. Those appearing on the ballot are Barbara Moore Shackelford, George William Estell and Tena Smith Stewart. The special election became necessary with the resignation earlier this year of commissioner Chris Lindley who resigned to run successfully for Booneville mayor. Stewart was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to fill the position until the special election is held. Absentee ballots may obtained at the Prentiss County Circuit Clerk’s office. The final day for in-person absentee voting is Nov. 4. The office will be open until noon on Saturday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 4 for absentee voting, said Circuit Clerk Mike Kelley.