About one in five voters now mail in their ballots, but many get rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record.
A gunman opened fire near Ottawa's National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday. Shots also were fired on Parliament Hill. Two people are dead and police say they are looking for one or more suspect.
With President Obama's popularity suffering, other big-name Democrats are trying to give candidates a boost. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about what they're telling voters.
States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.
Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."
If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.
Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.
Mia Love is running again in Utah's 4th Congressional District after losing to Democrat Jim Matheson in 2012. Now front-runner, she could become the first black female Republican elected to Congress.
Joni Ernst, who's an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard, presents herself as a mother, soldier, leader. But many women aren't responding to that.
Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.
Changing technologies and societal norms have been making it harder to reach some members of target populations.
As part of our ongoing series of conversations with the gubernatorial candidates, WBUR’s Bob Oakes speaks with independent Jeff McCormick.
With the latest WBUR poll showing Republican Charlie Baker inching ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the state’s governor’s race by 1 percentage point, the two candidates faced off in a debate Tuesday.
Charlie Baker lost the debate last night, but the good news for the GOP candidate is that there’s another debate next week. A final question was lighthearted: If you could select a movie star to play you in a film, who would it be? Democratic candidate Martha Coakley must have known she had won the […]
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