Recounts set this week for 2 Alaska legislative racesDecember 7, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Recounts in two Anchorage-area legislative races are scheduled to take place this week, a top state elections official said Tuesday.
A recount is planned for Wednesday in the Senate District E race and for Thursday in the House District 15 race, Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai said by email.
Officials: Georgia audit confirms secretary of state winnerNovember 19, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — A hand count of random batches of votes in Georgia's recent election for secretary of state has confirmed Republican Brad Raffensperger's victory, state election officials said.
The audit — required by state law — turned up a small difference in votes from the machine count used during the election, but the difference was well within the expected margin of error, the Secretary of State's office announced Friday.
Candidate eligibility lawsuit tossed on procedural groundsNovember 19, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Friday dismissed as “procedurally flawed” a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of an Alaska legislative candidate to hold the seat.
The lawsuit filed late last month alleges Democrat Jennifer “Jennie” Armstrong did not meet residency requirements on the date she filed to run for an Anchorage House seat.
Difficulties again put Houston at center of Texas electionsNovember 17, 2022 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — A Democrat who is the top official in Texas' largest county on Thursday acknowledged problems around Houston on Election Day that included paper ballot shortages and delayed openings of polling locations, but waved off an unfolding investigation by state police as political.
Berlin court orders rerun of chaotic 2021 state electionNovember 16, 2022 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court on Wednesday ordered a rerun of the German capital's 2021 state election because of severe election-day glitches at many polling stations.
The constitutional court of Berlin, one of three German cities that is also a state in its own right, declared the original vote invalid.
Idaho House seat goes to Republican after glitch reportedNovember 10, 2022 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — What initially appeared to be a Democratic win in the Idaho House has turned into a Republican victory after a glitch in reporting early voting was corrected in south-central Idaho, a state election official said Thursday.
Georgia secretary of state’s race chosen for required auditNovember 10, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Thursday that state election officials will conduct an audit of his own race to satisfy an audit requirement in state law.
The audit stems from a law passed in 2019, not from any concerns about any problems or the integrity of the state's election results.
Late Pennsylvania rep was on ballot due to law, not fraudNovember 10, 2022 GMT
CLAIM: Pennsylvania reelected state Rep. Tony DeLuca, who is dead, which is suggestive of shoddy elections or cheating.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: Missing context. DeLuca, 85, died a month before Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Conspiracists seeking key state election posts falling shortNovember 9, 2022 GMT
Republicans who backed Donald Trump’s failed efforts to overturn the 2020 election lost key races to oversee elections in some competitive states, even as others remained positioned to take those offices in more conservative parts of the country.
Suit challenges eligibility of Alaska legislative candidateNovember 1, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit filed in state court is challenging the eligibility of an Alaska legislative candidate to hold the seat.
The lawsuit filed Monday alleges Democrat Jennifer “Jennie” Armstrong did not meet residency requirements on the date she filed to run for office.
Abortion access could hinge on state election resultsOctober 30, 2022 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The online commercials in a state Senate race in some Raleigh, North Carolina, suburbs make an ominous claim, similar to one repeated across the country ahead of the Nov. 8 election: The Republican candidate “wants to strip away our reproductive rights.”
Arizona elections office wants rural board’s vote count planOctober 25, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top state elections office on Tuesday ordered a rural county board to spell out in writing exactly how it plans to tally ballots in the midterm elections after it voted 2-1 to approve a “100% county wide hand count audit” of the votes.
State seeks sanctions over access to county voting machinesOctober 21, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state elections chief wants legal penalties against two Republican county officials and their lawyer for what she calls in a new court filing their “unprecedented, reckless decision” to give an outside group access to voting machines during pending litigation on that subject.
Judge: Michigan election challenger manual can’t be usedOctober 20, 2022 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge on Thursday ruled that state elections officials can't use a manual outlining the rights and duties of election challengers and poll watchers.
Court of Claims Judge Brock Swartzle's order comes just weeks ahead of the Nov.
In AG bid, Kobach wants to rid Kansas of ballot drop boxesOctober 19, 2022 GMT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, the Kansas Republican who helped lead Donald Trump's short-lived presidential voter fraud commission, wants to rid his state of ballot drop boxes and says as he runs for attorney general that discounting talk of fraud is “ignoring reality.”
Registration error affects up to 6,000 Arizona votersOctober 19, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — A voter registration error may have caused some Arizona voters to get a mail ballot with only federal races, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said Tuesday.
A problem with the link between voter registration and driver's license databases may have caused as many as 6,000 voters to be improperly flagged as lacking proof of citizenship documentation on file.
India’s Congress begins vote to elect new party presidentOctober 18, 2022 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s main opposition Congress party voted to elect a new president Monday, with members of its dominant Nehru-Gandhi dynasty staying out of the race.
Sonia Gandhi, the interim party president, was among the nearly 9,000 party delegates who were entitled to vote on the matter.
2022 SC elections likely to use maps passed by lawmakersFebruary 26, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Possible federal trials over whether South Carolina's new election districts discriminate against Black voters have been delayed several months, making it likely the new maps will be used for U.S.
Cawthorn candidacy challenge ends, but another may be aheadFebruary 24, 2022 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A formal examination of whether North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn is disqualified to run for Congress based on the U.S. Constitution won't occur because redistricting changes have moved the location of the district he sought to compete in, a state election official said Thursday.
Pa. election officials argue against GOP bid to use old mapsFebruary 24, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It would be premature for the state Supreme Court to order Pennsylvania's legislative elections this year to be held based on old maps of state House and Senate districts, top state elections officials told the justices in a new court filing.
Lawsuit seeks halt to court picking congressional mapFebruary 22, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal lawsuit claims the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would overstep its authority by selecting a new set of congressional district maps, and the plaintiffs also want a restraining order to prevent the state justices from changing the election calendar.
Indiana officials reject ballot challenge to GOP Rep. BanksFebruary 18, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials rejected on Friday an attempt to kick Republican U.S.
Colorado seeks election hard drive copies in security probeFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Democratic secretary of state filed a lawsuit on Thursday to compel a Republican elections clerk who says he copied his voting system’s hard drive to deliver those copies and other records related to the purported security breach.
Tennessee lawmakers pass ban on instant runoff votingFebruary 15, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers passed a ban Monday against instant runoff voting in elections, a move that seeks to end a long-running legal dispute between state election officials and the city of Memphis.
Nominations papers available for candidates in fall racesFebruary 14, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Candidates planning to run for office in this year’s state elections can begin picking up nomination papers Monday.
The state’s Elections Division had been waiting to release the nomination papers until Republican Gov.
Wisconsin court won’t allow drop boxes for April 5 electionFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday denied a request from the state elections commission to keep absentee ballot drop boxes in place through the April 5 election for local offices.
Wisconsin prosecutor won’t bring election fraud chargesFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin county district attorney said she will not bring election fraud charges against members of the state elections commission or nursing home workers after a sheriff who backed former President Donald Trump called for them to be prosecuted.
Oregon bill tries to revive campaign finance limitsFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan has rejected proposed ballot measures to cap political donations on procedural grounds.
But one prominent state lawmaker says he’ll push to put a similar proposal before voters.
Voter access, election bills inch forward in New MexicoFebruary 3, 2022 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two election initiatives — one aimed at expanding voter access and another designed to shore up election administration and oversight — inched forward Wednesday in the New Mexico Legislature with the support of state election regulators.
Ohio refers 27 election fraud cases involving 2020 votesFebruary 1, 2022 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief said Tuesday that his office's routine review of potential voter fraud has turned up 62 new potential cases, involving a tiny fraction of nearly 6 million votes cast in the 2020 general election.
India budget leans on infrastructure to spur economic growthFebruary 1, 2022 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government included hefty spending on roads, airports and other infrastructure in an annual budget presented to Parliament on Tuesday, looking to spur growth and improve its popularity just ahead of key state elections.
Klarides shifts to challenge Blumenthal for Senate seatJanuary 30, 2022 GMT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s former state House minority leader is shifting her focus from the governor’s race to challenge U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
Themis Klarides announced Sunday she is seeking the Republican nomination to run against Blumenthal, a Democrat seeking his third term, multiple outlets reported.
Alabama appeals to Supreme Court in redistricting fightJanuary 28, 2022 GMT
Alabama on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to place a hold on a ruling that will require the state to draw new congressional districts,
Lawyers for the state asked the justices to stay a preliminary injunction issued by a three-judge panel on Monday.
Man charged with threatening Nevada election workers’ livesJanuary 28, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man is facing federal charges alleging he threatened the lives of state election workers he blamed for “stealing the election.”
Gjergi Luke Juncaj pleaded not guilty Thursday in U.S.
Interim director of SC election agency gets job permanentlyJanuary 28, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The commission that oversees elections in South Carolina has promoted one of the agency's employees to be its new leader.
Howard M. Knapp was named executive director of the State Election Commission on Thursday by a unanimous vote of the agency's board.
Missouri Senate candidate ad falsely claims stolen electionJanuary 20, 2022 GMT
A Republican congressman running for U.S. Senate in Missouri released a 30-second ad Thursday that falsely claims the 2020 election was “rigged” and “stolen” from former President Donald Trump.
Billy Long, who represents a southwestern Missouri district in the U.S.
Minimum wage, abortion rights, audit ballot drives advanceJanuary 19, 2022 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of 2022 ballot drives to raise Michigan's minimum wage, protect abortion rights and conduct another audit of the presidential election cleared a procedural step Wednesday when the state elections board approved summaries to appear atop their petitions.
Recusals sought as remapping case moves to NC Supreme CourtJanuary 13, 2022 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The legal fight over North Carolina's redistricting plans shifted quickly to the state Supreme Court the day after trial judges refused to throw out the new maps. By Wednesday, nearly half of the justices had been asked by lawyers to stay out of upcoming deliberations because of alleged conflicts.
Court won’t block entire election ‘investigation’ subpoenaJanuary 11, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court declined Monday to block an entire subpoena to state election officials in what Republican state lawmakers call a “forensic investigation” of 2020's presidential election, fueled by former President Donald Trump's baseless claims that Democrats stole the election.
GOP sues over law letting noncitizens vote in NYC electionsJanuary 10, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans sued Monday to prevent noncitizens from voting in New York City elections under a new local law.
Watershed moment in NYC: New law allows noncitizens to voteJanuary 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 800,000 noncitizens and “Dreamers” in New York City will have access to the ballot box — and could vote in municipal elections as early as next year — after Mayor Eric Adams allowed legislation to automatically become law Sunday.
Biden, Harris to address voting rights Tuesday in AtlantaJanuary 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will renew his push for federal legislation to protect voting rights next week in Georgia, where a new law limits how and when people can cast ballots, the White House announced Wednesday.
Indiana secretary of state leaves Republican Party positionDecember 26, 2021 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top state elections official has stepped down from her position as the second-ranking officer in the state Republican Party.
Secretary of State Holli Sullivan had been the Indiana GOP’s vice chair since 2019.
Privacy and Trump dominate arguments in GOP’s election caseDecember 15, 2021 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The separation of powers, the privacy of voters and what former President Donald Trump wants dominated arguments in a Pennsylvania court Wednesday as Democrats seek to block a subpoena to state election officials in what Republicans call a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election.
Election probe into pro-Trump attorney’s residency dismissedDecember 14, 2021 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — An investigation found that a high-profile lawyer who has falsely insisted that former President Donald Trump actually won the 2020 election did not violate Georgia election laws by moving to another state before voting last year.
Election lawsuit targeting Wisconsin mayors delayedDecember 10, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed until at least next month any action in a lawsuit that seeks to force the mayors of Madison and Green Bay to face jail or sit for depositions with the attorney hired by Republicans to investigate the 2020 election.
Commission rejects claim that grants to cities were illegalDecember 9, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bipartisan Wisconsin elections officials have rejected a claim that private grants which helped cities run their elections during the coronavirus pandemic were illegal.
The state Elections Commission's rejection Wednesday follows similar rulings by three courts in the last year which dismissed claims that the grants were illegal.
New York City poised to give voting rights to noncitizensDecember 7, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City, long a beacon for immigrants, is on the cusp of becoming the largest places in the country to give noncitizens the right to vote in local elections.
Legally documented, voting-age noncitizens comprise nearly one in nine of the city's 7 million voting-age inhabitants.
Independents again may vote in Oklahoma Democratic primaryDecember 4, 2021 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters registered as an independent will again be allowed to vote in the state Democratic Party’s primary election, according to state Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax.
Malaysian PM’s party wins landslide victory in state pollsNovember 20, 2021 GMT
MALACCA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s Malay party won a landslide victory in a state election Saturday, defeating its allies in the ruling coalition as well as the opposition ahead of national polls.
Senate GOP hires firm to review Pennsylvania’s 2020 electionNovember 20, 2021 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate said Friday they will pay up to $270,000 over the next six months to have an Iowa consulting firm examine the 2020 election with an eye toward developing changes to state election law.
Myanmar election body charges Suu Kyi with electoral fraudNovember 16, 2021 GMT
BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s state election commission announced it is prosecuting the country's ousted leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and 15 other senior political figures for alleged fraud in last November’s general election.
GOP candidate for governor sues state Elections CommissionNovember 15, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch is suing the Wisconsin Elections Commission seeking to suspend the guidance the agency gave to local election clerks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Republican Florida Gov. DeSantis files for reelectionNovember 8, 2021 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has filed to run for reelection, his campaign announced Monday.
Records with the state elections division show DeSantis filed Friday, marking a formal start to his expected candidacy.
University changes course; professors may testify in lawsuitNovember 5, 2021 GMT
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Reversing its previous position, the University of Florida said Friday that it will allow three professors to testify as experts in a lawsuit challenging a new state election law that critics say restricts voting rights.
GOP governors group outspends Democrats in NJ’s gov raceOctober 29, 2021 GMT
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The campaign arm of the national association for Republican governors has so far outspent their Democratic counterpart in New Jersey's gubernatorial contest this year, state election officials said Friday.
Wisconsin sheriff seeks investigation of nursing home votingOctober 28, 2021 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin sheriff who supports former President Donald Trump accused the bipartisan state Elections Commission of breaking the law during last year's election, taking the unusual step Thursday of detailing the allegations publicly even though no charges have been filed.
Officials describe threats following 2020 electionOctober 26, 2021 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Election officials told a congressional committee Tuesday they've received graphic threats to their safety since the 2020 election and warned that pressure on election workers is a threat to democracy.