MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservative justices who control the Wisconsin Supreme Court attacked liberal groups' claims Wednesday that Republican legislators met illegally when they passed laws...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is facing another challenge of its new law that would fine and potentially jail voter registration workers who don't follow new rules.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A three-judge panel in Cincinnati has denied a request by Ohio to delay a federal lawsuit that seeks the redrawing of congressional district lines ahead of the 2020 election.
Friday's ruling says there are time concerns in deciding a lawsuit filed last May by the Ohio League of Women Voters and others because changes to the map must be completed this September.
The trial is scheduled to begin before the panel of U.S. District Court judges March 4.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul is signaling he likely won't represent the state in the latest lawsuit challenging Wisconsin Republicans' lame-duck laws.
The laws weaken both Kaul and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' powers. A coalition of unions filed a lawsuit Monday alleging the laws violate the separation of powers doctrine. The League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit challenging the laws last month.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court justice has denied Republicans' request to delay a trial over whether Michigan's congressional and legislative districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
Monday's decision by Justice Sonia Sotomayor means federal judges will start the trial Tuesday.
GOP lawmakers had asked the high court to stay the proceeding until it rules in redistricting cases from Maryland and North Carolina.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coalition of labor unions and a Democratic lawmaker filed another lawsuit Monday challenging last-minute measures Wisconsin Republicans approved last year to weaken the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, arguing the new laws are illegal and place an "incalculable" financial burden on taxpayers.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has more than 312,000 people who cannot vote because of a felony conviction, a 67 percent increase from 2006, according to a report released Tuesday.
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii judge on Thursday rejected a lawsuit challenging the state Legislature's "gut and replace" tactic of passing bills that have been stripped of their original content and replaced with entirely different details.
The League of Women Voters of Honolulu and Common Cause Hawaii sued the state last month, saying the practice didn't give the public a proper chance to weigh in on legislation.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Top Democrats in New Jersey's Legislature scrapped a plan Monday to change the state constitution and potentially lock in their advantage in future elections.
Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Steve Sweeney canceled Monday's vote on the proposed constitutional amendment, which if approved by voters next year, would have overhauled how New Jersey draws its 40 legislative districts.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state political news, there's still time for at least one more debate in the governor's race, but don't expect Gov. Andrew Cuomo to show up.
The other four candidates have agreed to participate in the exchange hosted by the League of Women Voters. But Democratic nominee Cuomo hasn't agreed to participate. He and Republican Marc Molinaro held a one-on-one debate last week in Manhattan.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Another lawsuit is being filed over the process used to select three new Florida Supreme Court justices.
The League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause late Friday asked the state Supreme Court to block a statewide nominating commission from interviewing candidates for three spots on the court.
CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) — GOP incumbent Rep. Ann Wagner didn't show up at a League of Women Voters candidate forum after her spokeswoman accused the group of being biased against Republicans.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The League of Women Voters of Alabama says it has cancelled a candidate forum after Gov. Kay Ivey did not respond to an invitation to participate.
League President Barbara Caddell said Wednesday that the group has withdrawn invitations after not hearing from Ivey.
The group had hoped to host a televised forum with Ivey and challenger Walt Maddox.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit college and the League of Women Voters are planning to hold a program for voters on statewide ballot proposals and candidates running for a Wayne County court.
Henry Ford College's Michigan Democracy Institute Consortium on Oct. 4 is hosting Prepare for the Midterm Election. The two-part evening program is free and open to the public in the Dearborn's school's Forfa Auditorium.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in a lawsuit that alleges Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan is failing to update voter registration addresses for certain people has rejected a request to send mailers to thousands of voters saying their registration may be out of date.
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge presiding over a lawsuit that alleges Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan is failing to update voter registration addresses for certain people raised questions at a hearing Wednesday about why the case was filed so close to the Nov. 6 election.
U.S. District Judge James Teilborg also asked whether Reagan had the power to make the changes being sought by the League of Women Voters of Arizona and other groups.
HONOLULU (AP) — Two government watchdog groups on Wednesday sued Hawaii for enacting legislation without giving the public the proper chance to weigh in.
The complaint from the League of Women Voters of Honolulu and Common Cause challenges the legislative practice known as "gut and replace." It refers to lawmakers stripping a bill of its original content and substituting it with something entirely different.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than 430,000 signatures were submitted Monday for a 2018 ballot initiative to expand voting in Michigan by allowing absentee ballots to be cast for any reason and implementing measures such as same-day voter registration.
Organizers of the Promote the Vote constitutional amendment include the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, the League of Women Voters and the NAACP's state and Detroit branches.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group has submitted more than 420,000 signatures for a proposed Michigan ballot initiative to expand access to voting.
Organizers of the constitutional amendment include the League of Women Voters, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the NAACP's state and Detroit branches. The Promote the Vote ballot committee turned in petitions Monday.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida voting rights group is asking a federal judge to let college campuses be used for early voting sites in this year's elections.
The League of Women Voters of Florida and several college students sued Secretary of State Ken Detzner over the ban back in May. But on Thursday, attorneys for the group asked for a preliminary injunction that would block the state from enforcing the ban.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is asking a federal judge to put on hold a lawsuit that challenges a state decision to ban college campuses as early voting sites.
The League of Women Voters of Florida and several college students in May sued Secretary of State Ken Detzner in federal court.
Attorneys for Detzner on Friday argued in a court filing that the lawsuit belongs in state court. They asked U.S. Judge Mark Walker to either place a stay on the lawsuit or dismiss it completely.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida voting rights group and university students from two schools sued the state's chief election official on Monday over a 4-year-old edict banning the use of college buildings as early voting sites.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of government watchdog groups is urging New York state lawmakers to create a so-called "database of deals" listing state subsidies to specific businesses.
The organizations Reinvent Albany, the Citizens Budget Commission, the Fiscal Policy Institute and the League of Women Voters New York State outlined their proposal Monday at the state Capitol.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Voter registration efforts in Kansas were devastated after the state enacted a law requiring documented proof of U.S. citizenship at the polls, the former president of the League of Women Voters of Kansas testified Wednesday in the second day of a federal trial.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The League of Women Voters of Indiana has dropped its opposition to proposed legislation that would turn the management of Muncie Community Schools over to Ball State University.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several election advocacy groups have sued to try again to block legislative districts in one North Carolina county from being used in this year's elections.
Democracy North Carolina, the state NAACP and League of Women Voters are among plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit Wednesday in a Wake County court.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire officials on Tuesday urged a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a state law that requires additional documentation from voters who move to the state within 30 days of an election, suggesting it wasn't harming anyone.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to change the way Ohio draws congressional districts said Monday they oppose a competing plan brought forward in the state Legislature.
Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio member organizations, including the NAACP, the League of Women Voters and Common Cause Ohio, said they plan to fight the rival proposal of Republican state Rep. Matt Huffman.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The ACLU of Wisconsin and good government groups are defending embattled administrators of the state agencies that run elections and oversee ethics and lobbying laws.
The ACLU joined with the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Common Cause in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign on Wednesday. They are calling for Republicans to back off their demands that leaders of the ethics and elections commissions resign.