AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers on Monday took up a pair of bills to allow unenrolled voters, not just party members, to participate in primary elections.
Two of the proposals would let unenrolled voters participate in primaries, creating a semi-open primary, while a third would create one primary ballot using ranked-choice voting.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The husband of a Pennsylvania appellate judge who is running for the state's highest court began serving a prison sentence Tuesday in a long-running case involving taking money from an elderly woman's trust fund to benefit several political campaigns and a charity connected to his wife.
Charles McCullough's incarceration comes as voters decide whether to back his wife, Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough, in her bid for an open seat on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Five months after the state's narrow and bitterly contested presidential race drew Republican claims of improper election procedures, it's clear no changes will be enacted in time for Pennsylvania's spring primary election.
The GOP majorities in both legislative chambers have convened a series of hearings on election law and more are scheduled, but counties are preparing to run the May 18 primary election under the same rules as in November.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers rejected a measure that would have required candidates to win a majority of votes in primary elections to avoid runoffs — a change endorsed by Donald Trump Jr. in his campaign to undermine Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney.
The state Senate defeated the proposal with a 15-14 vote Wednesday after lawmakers raised concerns over the cost of adding more elections and the burden that doing so would put on voters and local officials.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A special election has been set to fill a vacancy in the Alabama House.
House District 78, recently left vacant by Kirk Hatcher after he was elected to the state Senate, covers south, west and north Montgomery.
Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday set the special primary election for Tuesday, May 25, her office said in a news release. If a special primary runoff is needed, it will happen on Tuesday, June 22.
HONG KONG (AP) — Four of 47 pro-democracy activists charged under Hong Kong's tough national security law were released on bail Friday after prosecutors dropped an appeal of an earlier court decision.
The 47 activists were charged Sunday with conspiracy to commit subversion under the security law over their involvement in an unofficial primary election last year, which authorities say was a plot to subvert state power and paralyze the government.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Incumbency as a member of Delaware’s state House or Senate often comes with the expectation that any member of your party hoping to succeed you will “wait their turn” until you decide to move on. But this year’s primary elections include several races in which veteran Democratic lawmakers are being challenged by political newcomers who think it’s time for a change.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez signed an executive order Wednesday to keep parts of the tribal government closed through mid-August, citing surges of coronavirus cases off the reservation.
Executive branch divisions, departments and offices that were set to reopen July 27 will stay closed until Aug. 16,.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s primary election is testing the political fortitude of several influential Democratic legislators who have resisted progressive initiatives ranging from recreational marijuana legalization to shoring up abortion rights and greater spending from a state education trust.
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker does not live in the district he represents, a complaint filed in the state said.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's chief elections administrator is now among those who are saying rules shouldn't change for elections this year.
Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Friday that he believes the state should hold party primaries to select nominees before special elections, instead of letting all candidates run against each other regardless of party affiliation. But he wants to study the issue and make no changes now.