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PHOTO: LR-126 would repeal Election Day voter registration in Montana, as well as late registration. More than 29,000 Montanans have used Election Day registration to cast a ballot. Credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. - Election Day voter registration has been an option in Montana for about 10 years, with day-before registration also available. But that could change, depending on the outcome of a ballot measure from the state Legislature. LR-126 would repeal Election Day voter registration, and re ...Read More

PHOTO: The Kentucky Attorney General's office confirms it has received a complaint of voter intimidation of college students. The message to students: you have the right to decide whether you register to vote at home or at college. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

BEREA, Ky. - The Kentucky Attorney General's office confirms it has received a complaint of alleged voter intimidation of college students. The Attorney General's communications director, Allison Martin, says the office is "actively reviewing the situation." At the heart of the complaint is an an ...Read More

Graphic: The "Election Collection" app will allow poll-monitor volunteers to document any instances of voter suppression in North Carolina. Image courtesy: Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Early voting in North Carolina is well under way. On Election Day, thousands will wait until the last minute, and there will be trained election monitors at polling stations to make sure people are given every legal opportunity to vote. This year, many will be armed with a mobile app ...Read More

PHOTO: Many Kentuckians will take their concerns about their financial future to the voting booth a week from today. AARP Kentucky has published a voter's guide on financial security to help voters "size up" candidates running for office. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A week from today, Kentucky voters will go to the polls to make their picks in local, state and federal races in the 2014 midterm elections. With next week's vote in mind, AARP Kentucky has put together a voter's guide on financial security. Scott Wegenast, AARP Kentucky associat ...Read More

PHOTO: Texas has a record 14 million people registered to vote this year, and efforts at getting them to the polls with the proper I.D. continue with the election now just one week away. Photo credit: Matt Turner/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - With the midterm election one week away, Texans are being urged to get out and vote - but they are also being reminded they will need appropriate identification in the wake of the state's new voter I.D. law. After numerous twists and turns in the legal battle over the need for a pho ...Read More

PHOTO: Stacks of ballots will soon be arriving at Michigan polling places, and since many local races are decided by just a handful of votes, Michiganders are being urged to do their homework before Election Day - as those decisions will have consequences that will last for years. Photo credit: Dawn M. Turner/Morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - One week from today Michiganders will head to the polls to vote in the critical midterm elections, and decide the future direction of the state. However, before casting a vote, Renell Weathers with the Michigan League for Public Policy says it's important to take the time to find o ...Read More

PHOTO: North Dakota voters are facing eight ballot measures in the midterm election, now just one week away, including a pair of measures dealing with taxes and higher education. Photo credit: Brett Neilson.

BISMARCK, N.D. - Questions on taxes and higher education will face North Dakota voters one week from today as they make their choice on Measures 2 and 3, among others. If approved, Measure 2 would ban any state or local political subdivisions from imposing mortgage, sales or transfer taxes on real ...Read More

PHOTO: Months of heated debate are quickly coming to a close, as North Dakotans will vote next week on eight ballot measures in all, the first with a focus on abortion. Photo credit: Letta Page

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakotans will vote on eight measures when they head to the polls next week, and among the most contentious of them is the first. Measure 1 would amend the state constitution, as supporters say, to protect the laws on abortion that already are on the books. Among those pushi ...Read More

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