Stories tagged: Voting
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019
My motives are no different from those of my finger-wagging friends: They arise out of a desire to help. Or, perhaps more honestly, to give an opinion about the “right” …
Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 11:20 a.m.
The normally humdrum bureaucracy of registering to vote brought tears to the eyes of some Floridians on Tuesday when most felons regained their right to vote under a state constitutional …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
The fight over restricting early voting in Wisconsin returned to federal court Monday, three days after Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a new limit passed during a lame-duck legislative …
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
Three legislative races in Washington state are heading to a hand recount after election results are certified next week.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
Problem signs that arose during weeks of early voting carried into Election Day as some voters across the country faced hours-long lines, malfunctioning voting equipment and unexpectedly closed polling places.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 4:34 p.m.
Nine months after 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at their Florida school, Parkland students are finally facing the moment they’ve been leading up to with marches, school walkouts …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018
The state’s director of elections says their agency is watching the county to ensure compliance with state laws, which don’t require specific documentation proving residency, just a sworn statement. A …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018
Younger votes tend to sway Democratic, but they’re also the demographic less likely to fill out a ballot by Election Day. Can Lisa Brown and her supporters find enough votes …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Idaho is receiving $3.2 million from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to secure and modernize its elections systems.
Tue., June 19, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling …
Wed., June 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
A Republican businessman hoping to succeed Maine’s firebrand GOP governor was the winner in the nation’s first ranked-choice voting primary, but it could take a week for election officials to …
Wed., April 18, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
The mayor of Washington, D.C., and a majority of the council are voicing support for letting 16-year-olds vote for president.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 9:42 p.m.
Senate gives final approval to allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote when they turn 18.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 8:03 p.m.
Ecuadoreans have voted overwhelmingly to limit presidents to two terms in a nationwide referendum that is seen as a critical test of former President Rafael Correa’s enduring political strength.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to states that seek to prune their voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t voted in a while.
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018
Why not resolve to make a difference? Why not resolve to become informed and have a clear understanding of the issues, rather than blindly checking a “D” or an “R” …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
The arrival of more than than 130,000 Puerto Ricans in Florida since Hurricane Maria has some officials anticipating a political shakeup in a battleground state dominated by the Republican party.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
The Whitman County Elections Office is scrambling to correct errors with ballots for at least the seventh time in four years.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
A new Republican group on Thursday launched a campaign to ensure the GOP is well-positioned to draw the political boundaries that will determine future Congresses after the 2020 census.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Social media giant Twitter told congressional investigators Thursday it has suspended at least two dozen accounts that may have been tied to Russia, but the top Democrat on the Senate …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Authorities in Catalonia aim to ensure that a disputed referendum on independence from Spain will take place peacefully on Sunday despite a crackdown on the vote by the national government, …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
A study of the November 2016 election in Oregon has revealed 54 cases of suspected voter fraud, representing only .002 percent of votes cast, Oregon’s secretary of state announced Friday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
The Idaho secretary of state’s office has turned over voters’ names, addresses and other public information to President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
Kenya’s top court nullified last month’s presidential election, upholding the main opposition’s complaint that Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory was aided by rigging in a shock decision that’s unprecedented in Africa.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas’ voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a “poll tax” on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Angolans voted Wednesday in an election in which the defense minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will step down after 38 years in power …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
A celebratory march commemorating the women’s suffrage movement and Women’s Equality Day takes place in Lewiston on Saturday.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
A political scientist has discovered a surprising way to increase voter turnout. It starts in childhood.
Political scientist finds that children who received social skills training were noticeably more likely to vote.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Officials from both major political parties had a consistent answer last year when asked about the security of voting systems: U.S. elections are so decentralized that it would be impossible …