Election 2022

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, is election day for runoffs from the Nov. 8 election.(Antoinette

Dozens of mayoral seats up for grabs in Tuesday’s runoff elections

BY: - December 5, 2022

Thirty-four mayoral races will be decided in Tuesday’s runoff election. Sixteen include incumbents like Linda Newbury in Union County. The Felsenthal mayor is facing Theresa Howard after both candidates received 24 votes in the general election. More than 70 elections for mayoral, city council and school board positions are occurring in thirty-nine counties statewide.  There […]

Calls made to prosecute Arizona officials who refused to certify election

BY: - December 5, 2022

The Republican Cochise County supervisors who refused to certify the election results should be investigated and criminally prosecuted, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said in a letter to state and county attorneys. Without repercussions, Hobbs wrote to Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre, the decision of supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy […]

Anti-abortion activists celebrate Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court ended a woman's right to abortion.

A record-setting number of women will serve in state legislatures in 2023

BY: - December 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — A record number of women will soon serve in state legislatures, breaking the previous cap of female lawmakers by at least 69 seats and bringing total representation to more than 32%, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.  States will have at least 2,376 female lawmakers in 2023, including both women […]

Arkansas Legislature OKs $50,000 for Sarah Huckabee Sanders transition

BY: - December 1, 2022

A legislative committee on Thursday approved a $50,000 allocation to fund Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ transition expenses. In a brief meeting with little discussion, the Governor’s Emergency Fund Review Committee signed off on the transfer from the Governor’s Emergency Fund, leaving $450,000 in the account. State Budget Director Robert Brech said that Gov. Asa Hutchinson […]

Phillips County (Arkansas) Courthouse (Getty Images)

Arkansas election authority will investigate Phillips County reporting struggles

BY: - November 23, 2022

Ongoing problems with tallying and reporting voting data led the Arkansas Board of Election Commissioners this week to agree to open an investigation into the Phillips County Election Commission. The board unanimously agreed Tuesday to have director Daniel Shults file a complaint against the commission, which failed to upload the results of this month’s election […]

The Joan P. Gardner library in Fulton County will be one of the early voting sites open on Saturday, Nov. 26, ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker. The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against Republican Party attempts to block local election officials from conducting early voting the Saturday after Thanksgiving. (John McCosh/Georgia Recorder)

Georgians can start voting Saturday with state Supreme Court ruling in Warnock lawsuit

BY: - November 23, 2022

Early voting is set to take place in more than a dozen Georgia counties both days on Thanksgiving weekend after the Georgia Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch attempt by Republican groups to block the polls from opening on Saturday for the runoff for the U.S. Senate. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court justices unanimously denied the […]

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Arkansas county officials prepare for runoff elections

BY: - November 23, 2022

Election season is still underway in Arkansas with more than half of the state’s 75 counties preparing for runoff elections on Dec. 6. Early voting begins Nov. 29. Benton County has eight runoff elections scheduled, the most of any county, followed by Phillips County with six contests. Phillips County has struggled to report its election […]

Phillips County recount in Arkansas House District 62 race does not change results

BY: - November 22, 2022

A recount in Phillips County on Monday solidified State Rep. Mark McElroy’s reelection victory in Arkansas House District 62, according to the Helena World, Phillips County’s local newspaper. McElroy (R-Tillar) faced Democrat Dexter Miller, a Phillips County resident who requested the recount Friday. He said he thought something was amiss in the initial results, especially […]

There will be early voting sites open in several Georgia counties on Saturday, Nov. 26, for the U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Senate hopeful Herschel Walker. In two court rulings, the secretary of state’s office was unsuccessful in its attempt to prevent voters from voting on Saturday since it falls within a day of a state holiday. (Ross Williams/Georgia Recorder)

GOP groups seek emergency ruling from Georgia Supreme Court on Saturday voting

BY: - November 22, 2022

Several Republican organizations have asked the Georgia Supreme Court to block Georgians from early voting in the U.S. Senate runoff this Saturday after two courts rejected state attempts to do so. On Monday evening Georgia’s Court of Appeals rejected Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s attempt to nullify a Fulton County judge’s order giving Georgia […]

No change to Arkansas House District 56 results after recount

BY: - November 21, 2022

State Rep. Steve Magie (D-Conway) won a sixth term in the Arkansas Legislature after a recount in House District 56 yielded the same 10-vote victory he had after the first count. The district is entirely within Faulkner County, and the recount started Friday and ended Saturday. Magie received 4,051 votes while Republican Trent Minner, who […]

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (from left): Democratic Reps.-elect Robert Garcia, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Greg Casar, Gabe Vasquez, Andrea Salinas, Maxwell Alejandro Frost, Yadira Caraveo, Delia Ramirez, Rob Menendez. (Ariana Figueroa/States Newsroom)

Congressional Hispanic Caucus welcomes new House members, reflects on Latino vote

BY: - November 21, 2022

The campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus welcomed the highest number of Democratic Latino lawmakers elected to Congress, during a Friday event at the Democratic National Committee headquarters. CHC BOLD PAC chair, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, said continuing to reach out to Latino communities and young voters will be key to […]

State House candidate requests recount in Arkansas Delta district

BY: - November 18, 2022

This story was updated at 6:58 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2022, with comments from Dexter Miller. Votes in the Arkansas House District 62 election will be recounted at Democratic candidate Dexter Miller’s request, adding another responsibility to the Phillips County Election Commission while it has been struggling to send the county’s results to the state. […]