ATLANTA (AP) — Not that long ago, Ann Byington had to squeeze into a voting booth with a Republican poll watcher on one side and a Democrat on the other reading her voting choices out loud so her...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Election commissioners in Tennessee’s largest county heard Wednesday from voters about the safety and efficiency of hand-marked paper ballots versus electronic voting...
ATLANTA (AP) — With early voting already underway, election officials in a Georgia county have voted to switch from the state's new voting machines to hand-marked paper ballots amid concerns about...
In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Officials in the Dominican Republic announced Friday that they have asked the Organization of American States to investigate the failure of an electronic...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Hundreds joined in a demonstration demanding the resignation of the Dominican Republic’s elections commission Thursday, the fourth consecutive day of...
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Problems with electronic voting systems forced the Dominican Republic to suspend municipal elections across the country on Sunday.
WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — The Supreme Court in Namibia upheld the results of last year's presidential election on Wednesday, saying the challengers failed to prove ruling party manipulation of...
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Mold contamination at an election commission office in Arkansas is so extreme that staff health and electronic voting machines are at risk, and officials are looking for an...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Thursday affirmed a lower court dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the outcome of last year's race for lieutenant governor in a case that put a spotlight...
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss officials are delaying plans to introduce electronic voting across the Alpine country, saying it's "premature" because of problems testing the security and reliability of the...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina counties that still use touchscreen-only voting systems could get a reprieve from a state law that would scrap those machines before the 2020...
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Election Commission rejected opposition fears of possible tampering of electronic voting machines ahead of the counting of votes Thursday that will determine the outcome...
ATLANTA (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Georgia's outdated voting machines and seeking statewide use of hand-marked paper ballots can move forward, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The figures involved in India's general election are staggering: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters, 11 million poll workers, nearly 4 million electronic voting...
ATLANTA (AP) — Legislation calling for Georgia to purchase new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot is headed to the governor's desk.
ATLANTA (AP) — Just months after a contentious race for Georgia governor, and amid several election-related lawsuits and a probe by U.S. House Democrats, the state Senate on Wednesday approved a...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House lawmakers on Tuesday approved moving the state to new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot, a big step toward replacing the current...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters could soon get new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot under fast-moving legislation approved Thursday by a House subcommittee and then...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a push for new voting equipment in Georgia (all times local):
A Georgia House committee has approved legislation that would move the state to new...
ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about a challenge to Georgia's voting machines, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a federal appeals court ruling affects two lawsuits. It is actually a single lawsuit with two sets of plaintiffs that is affected.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Court: Suit challenging Georgia voting machines can proceed
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's new elections chief asked lawmakers Wednesday for $150 million to replace the state's outdated electronic voting machines. In doing so, he all but closed the door on a hand-marked paper balloting system that experts say is cheapest and most secure.
ATLANTA (AP) — The coming days in the Georgia legislature are all about one, all-encompassing proposal: the state budget.
While the state House and Senate will not hold floor sessions, many lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Tuesday — after a the long holiday weekend in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — for joint budget hearings. That's where they'll hash out the amended budget for fiscal year 2019 and general budget for fiscal year 2020, which begins July 1.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state government group is renewing its call for Tennessee to keep a paper trail of voters' ballots roughly 10 years after coming out with a similar recommendation that resulted in little change.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Republican elected to oversee Georgia's elections for the next four years will inherit an office tasked with replacing the state's aging electronic voting machines, ensuring security flaws that exposed voters' personal information to potential hacks have been patched and dealing with several lawsuits that allege voter suppression marred the 2018 midterms.
A nonprofit group and three Georgia voters are challenging the results of the lieutenant governor's election, arguing that there may have been tens of thousands of votes never recorded in the race.
The Coalition for Good Governance alleges that an accurate result in the Nov. 6 election can't be determined because of flaws and malfunctions in the electronic voting system, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Fulton County Superior Court.
CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (AP) — Severe storms sweeping across the South with tornadoes on Tuesday killed a person and injured at least two others, knocking down trees and leaving thousands without power, officials said. The weather disrupted Election Day voting in some places, forcing citizens to use paper ballots instead of electronic voting machines.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Concerns about voter registrations and the security of electronic voting machines are looming over the upcoming election in Tennessee's largest county.
Two lawsuits have been filed in connection with Tuesday's pivotal election in Shelby County, the largest by population in Tennessee and the one that includes Memphis. Election officials there have pushed back against allegations of voter suppression and that they are not doing enough to protect the election process.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge declined Tuesday to order election officials in Tennessee's largest county to perform rigorous safeguards to its voting systems ahead of early voting for the November elections.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker denied a request for an order requiring that the Shelby County Election Commission ask the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to perform risk and vulnerability assessments on electronic voting systems.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group claiming that electronic voting machines used in Tennessee's largest county are not secure filed a lawsuit Friday to get the voting system replaced with paper ballots after the Nov. 6 election.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An elections integrity activist is demanding a rigorous security review of voting systems in Tennessee's largest county before the November election, and the replacement in the next year of its electronic voting machines with paper ballots.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Susquehanna County is the first Pennsylvania county to buy a voting system under new security standards by Gov. Tom Wolf's administration.
State and county officials said Thursday the new optical scan system will be in use for the Nov. 6 general election.
Wolf earlier this year ordered counties to replace their electronic voting systems with machines that leave a paper trail as a safeguard against hacking.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The man leading Brazil's presidential election polls says he is worried that fraud could cost him victory in October, raising questions about whether he would accept defeat.
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge who's considering whether Georgia should have to switch from electronic voting machines to paper ballots for the November election called the situation "a catch-22."
Voting integrity groups and individuals sued state and county election officials, arguing that the touchscreen voting machines Georgia has used since 2002 are vulnerable to hacking and provide no way to confirm that votes have been recorded correctly because they don't produce a paper trail.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A legislative committee has approved replacing an electronic voting system used by Alaska lawmakers that has been described as outdated and failing.
The Legislative Council on Monday approved a request for $912,700 to replace hardware and software. Council members also approved a $91,270 contingency.
Information technology manager Tim Banaszak wrote in a memo that the annual maintenance cost will be $17,300.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congo's government is moving forward with plans to use electronic voting machines in this year's highly anticipated presidential election despite warnings from watchdog groups that transparency and credibility could suffer.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister has ordered the creation of a high-powered commission to look into alleged irregularities in the parliamentary elections held May 12, the first sign that authorities are taking seriously complaints about the vote.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts Republican party officials are making changes in voting procedures for their upcoming state convention in Worcester.
The party is switching from paper ballots to an electronic voting system to select among candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and other offices on Saturday. The GOP is also giving delegates the option of voting "no preference" if they don't like any of the choices.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration told Pennsylvania's counties Thursday that he wants them to replace their electronic voting systems with machines that leave a verifiable paper trail by the end of 2019, although counties warned that the price tag is a major problem.
Counties estimate the cost will be $125 million and said the greatest single impediment to buying new voting machines is the lack of a funding source.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate is considering whether to permanently unplug the state's touchscreen machines amid concerns that electronic voting machines might be susceptible to hackers.
The proposal, which already passed the House in a 108-31 vote, would require voters to use paper ballots exclusively. Machines could still be used to count votes and to assist disabled voters in marking their ballots. But systems that only recorded votes electronically would be phased out.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers agreed to a budget that fully funds the state's K-12 education formula and passed a measure that cracks down on distracted driving before the gavel fell on this year's legislative session early Friday.
A number of bills, including a controversial immigration enforcement measure and a proposal to move away from electronic voting machines failed to be taken up as lawmakers rushed to pass dozens of other bills throughout the final hours of the legislative session.
ATLANTA (AP) — Thursday will mark the last day of Georgia's 40-day legislative session, and several bills, including proposals that would replace the state's 16-year-old electronic voting system and give victims of childhood sexual assault more time to sue their abusers, await action by either the House or Senate.
The final days of the session are generally chaotic as lawmakers push to vote on as many bills as possible and use legislative maneuvers to hitch stalled proposals to other bills.
ATLANTA (AP) — As Georgia lawmakers consider scrapping electronic voting machines for a system that uses paper ballots, a razor-thin margin in a U.S. House race over 500 miles away in Western Pennsylvania has highlighted a crucial distinction between the two systems: the presence of an auditable paper trail.
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican Party will watch the final vote-counting in a tightly contested U.S. House race in Pennsylvania before deciding whether to seek a recount or sue over perceived election irregularities, officials said Thursday, even as they scrounged for votes to whittle away at Democrat Conor Lamb's lead.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers are preparing to replace the state's old electronic voting machines.
But organizations seeking secure elections say they're worried that Georgia could end up with an untrustworthy and expensive new system.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the Security Council on Monday to use pressure if necessary to ensure that long-delayed presidential elections in Congo take place Dec. 23.
She denounced the use of force by Congo government against opposition demonstrators and demanded that Congolese authorities release political prisoners and guarantee freedom of expression and assembly.