AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Democrat's bill would allow presidential primaries in Maine and expand a voter-approved ranked voting system to presidential races.
MADRID (AP) — A dispute between Spanish authorities and Catalan separatists over a yellow ribbon symbol is building into a hot issue ahead of Spain's general election next month.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrapped up a three-state Southern swing on Tuesday with appearances in Alabama, where the Democratic presidential candidate ramped up her call to...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he's turned to a subject that's a bit more pragmatic: electability.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party used hostile language Saturday while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his...
MADRID (AP) — Spain is joining Europe-wide efforts to fight disinformation and online sabotage with new resources ahead of elections.
Spanish deputy prime minister, Carmen Calvo, announced...
Thai parties woo young voters, but one may hit the mark
BANGKOK (AP) — You could call it the 7 million-voter question: Will young people like the ones who turned out on a recent Saturday night to listen to politically hip rappers also make it to the...
Vote delayed on bill allowing true early voting in SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of senators wants more time to look at true early voting in South Carolina.
A Senate subcommittee Wednesday did not vote on a proposal allowing a week of early...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Search warrants unsealed Wednesday show that a North Carolina political operative suspected of illegally handling election ballots in 2016 was under surveillance by FBI and...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A proposal inspired by President Donald Trump's refusal to release his tax returns advanced Tuesday in Washington state.
HELSINKI (AP) — A senior Estonian politician has resigned from the Center Party's leadership to protest a decision to start government formation talks with a euroskeptic populist party that made...
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's outgoing prime minister, who abruptly tendered the resignation of his center-right government just weeks before the general election, said Saturday he won't seek to...
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Thursday ordered the dissolution of a major political party ahead of this month's general election because it nominated a member of the royal family to be its...
McSally refunds $120,000 of excessive contributions
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sen. Martha McSally has refunded more than $120,000 in excess campaign contributions after the Federal Election Commission asked her campaign to explain...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Another American Indian tribe in North Dakota is challenging the state's voter identification requirements, which many Native Americans allege discriminate against them and...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Numbers alone show that Republicans are likely to maintain control of the Mississippi Legislature in the coming term.
Democrats are running for only slightly more than...
Thai political party slammed with ‘fake news’ charge
BANGKOK (AP) — The deputy leader of an up-and-coming political party contesting Thailand's general election has become the latest target of online content laws after unwittingly sharing a false...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Next week marks the start of a new round of elections in the nation's last unresolved congressional race after November's results were thrown out because of concerns about...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two sitting state legislators and a top state Republican Party leader are among six candidates who have quickly filed to try to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones...
New US House election in NC to be held on Sept. 10
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials set a Sept. 10 date for a new election for the nation's last unresolved congressional race after the November results were thrown out over concerns of...
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A center-right party that held the prime minister's office in Estonia for over a decade won the Baltic country's general election Sunday, while a far-right populist party...
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The Latest on Estonia's general election (all times local):
Preliminary results from Estonia's parliamentary election show a center-right party that...
What to know about Estonia’s general election
TALLIN, Estonia (AP) — Nearly a million people are eligible to vote Sunday to choose Estonia's 101-seat Riigikogu legislature, where the outgoing prime minister and his Center Party is pitted...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on qualifying for Mississippi elections (all times local):
With the close of qualifying at 5 p.m. Friday, some candidates in Mississippi's...
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say a man who admitted to voting in two states in the 2016 general election has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden's tendency to talk about his good relationships with Republicans landed him in trouble Thursday when he called his successor, Mike Pence, a...
What to know about Estonia’s March 3 general election
HELSINKI (AP) — Nearly a million people are eligible to vote Sunday to choose Estonia's 101-seat Riigikogu legislature, where the outgoing prime minister and his Center Party is pitted against the...
Political operative arrested in North Carolina scandal
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The political operative at the center of an election fraud scandal that has engulfed a North Carolina congressional race was arrested Wednesday on charges of illegal ballot...
April 30 congressional primary set after Walter Jones’ death
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has set election dates to fill an eastern North Carolina congressional seat left empty after this month's death of Republican Rep. Walter Jones...
The Latest: Williams wins NYC public advocate race
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the New York City public advocate race (all times local):
Democrat Jumaane Williams has won a special election to serve as New York City's...
Young Oklahoma voters can pre-register earlier under bill
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahomans who aren't quite old enough to vote will be able to pre-register up to six months before their 18th birthday under a bill that has sailed through the...
Crossover voting reform dies on floor of Wyoming Senate
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Senate has squashed a bill to reform crossover voting, which allows voters to change party affiliation on primary or general election day.
2 Republicans, 1 Democrat vie for open Minnesota House seat
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The field is set for a special election to a state House seat in east-central Minnesota that became open in a game of political musical chairs.
Estonians kick off online voting for March election
HELSINKI (AP) — Balloting has started for next month's general election in Estonia, an online voting pioneer, amid tight protective measures a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to...
Oregon to consider plan to lower voting age to 16
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Sixteen-year-olds could vote in Oregon, under a plan unveiled in the Legislature.
The Statesman Journal reports that several state lawmakers are introducing a bill that...
AP Explains: What are India’s options after Kashmir attack
NEW DELHI (AP) — With India's general election barely months away, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under heavy pressure from his supporters to punish archrival Pakistan for a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy that killed at least 41 soldiers in disputed Kashmir.
Spain to get 3rd gov’t in 4 years amid fragmenting politics
MADRID (AP) — Spain will elect its third government in less than four years after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's fragile socialist government acknowledged Friday its support had evaporated and called an early general election.
Sanchez's eight-month-old administration met its end after failing to get parliament's approval for its 2019 budget proposal earlier this week, adding to the political uncertainty that has dogged Spain in recent years.
AP Explains: Polarized by Catalonia, Spain heads to election
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called a general election for April 28 after his minority government's budget proposal was rejected by lawmakers.
Arkansas lawmakers file dozens of amendment proposals
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers filed 31 proposed amendments to the state constitution just before the filing deadline, adding to the dozens of proposals filed this session addressing issues including unpaid prison labor and highway funding.
Thai party that nominated princess faces court decision
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court said Thursday that it will decide whether to dissolve a political party that broke tradition by nominating a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister in next month's general election.
The Constitutional Court made the announcement a day after the Election Commission recommended that the Thai Raksa Chart Party be dissolved for its Feb. 8 nomination of Princess Ubolratana Mahidol.
Dead Oklahoma mayor 2nd in primary, advances to next ballot
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Despite dying in December, the then-mayor of an Oklahoma City suburb has advanced to the general election following a Facebook campaign supporting him.
Budget defeat puts Spain’s center-left government on ropes
MADRID (AP) — Catalan separatist and right-wing lawmakers in the Spanish parliament's lower house rejected Wednesday the ruling Socialist government's 2019 budget plan, likely paving the way for Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to call an early election.
The 191-158 vote, with one abstention, opened a new crisis in Spanish politics. Members of Sanchez's Cabinet had signaled that a defeat in the budget vote would lead to a fresh general election.
The Latest: Thai court says it will look at party ban issue
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the political fallout from a Thai political party's failed attempt to nominate a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister (all times local):
Thailand's Constitutional Court has confirmed receiving a recommendation from the Election Commission to dissolve the Thai Raksa Chart party, one of 45 contesting a March 24 general election.
Oregon fines PAC $95K for turning in ballots late
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon plans to fine a political action committee nearly $95,000 for turning in 96 general election ballots late.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Secretary of State Dennis Richardson's office announced Tuesday the fine against Defend Oregon, saying the ballots its canvassers collected were handed over a day after the Nov. 6 election.
Trial of Catalan separatists begins in Madrid amid protests
MADRID (AP) — A politically charged trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders began Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid protests and the possibility of an early general election being called in the country.
The defendants are being tried on rebellion and other charges stemming from their roles in pushing ahead with a unilateral independence declaration in October 2017. The declaration was based on the results of a divisive secession referendum that ignored a constitutional ban.
Democrats pick candidate to fill Marino’s term in US House
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Democratic nominee in a special election in a heavily Republican northcentral Pennsylvania congressional district is the same candidate who lost November's general election by 32 percentage points.
Democrats on Tuesday nominated Marc Friedenberg to fill the term of Republican Tom Marino, who resigned just three weeks into his fifth congressional term.
Worawi not looking at soccer return after ban revoked by CAS
BANGKOK (AP) — Former FIFA executive Worawi Makudi is focusing on Thailand's general election next month rather than a return to football after he overturned a ban from football for unproven forgery.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday revoked a 3 1/2-year ban imposed by FIFA for alleged wrongdoing during a Football Association of Thailand election.
Number of registered Arizona voters up by 66K since November
PHOENIX (AP) — The number of registered voters in Arizona has grown since last November's election.
Secretary of State Katie Hobbs announced Monday there are currently about 3.8 million active voters in Arizona.
That's an increase of about 66,000 active voters since the general election two months ago.