• Activist, voter turnout expert Curtis Gans dies at 77

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Curtis Gans, a liberal activist, journalist and recognized expert on voter turnout in the United States, has died. He was 77. Gans, a northern Virginia resident, died of lung cancer Sunday night…

  • Campaign signs must come down

    The votes are in, the election has passed and now it is time for all those campaign signs to come down.

  • South Carolina senator marks milestone for South

    South Carolina elected an African American senator Tuesday
    and made history in the process.

  • Surviving military spouses get property tax exemption

    A Constitutional amendment passed in Virginia that gives real property tax exemptions to the surviving spouses of U.S. military members killed in action from paying real estate taxes.

  • DC mayoral candidate says rival has poor judgment

    BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic mayoral nominee in the District of Columbia says her closest challenger isn’t suitable for the office because of his temperament and his former employment with a…

  • Today is last day to register to vote before Nov. 4 election

    It\’s nearly time for residents in the Washington area to cast a
    vote, but time is running out to register.

  • Tuesday is deadline to register to vote in Md.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland residents who haven’t registered to vote are running out of time to do so for November’s election. The deadline is 9 p.m. Tuesday. Residents with a Maryland driver’s license or…

  • Tuesday is Va. voter registration deadline

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clock is ticking for Virginians who want to vote in next month’s mid-term elections. Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote. The marquee contest Nov. 4 features the U.S.…

  • Undecideds, independents could be key to Md. governor’s race

    Maryland\’s undecided and independent voters have a lot of leverage in the upcoming election for governor.

  • 200,000 in Va. may lack proper ID needed to vote

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Elections says about 200,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper identification needed to cast a ballot in the November midterm elections. A state law that took…

  • 15K voter registrations challenged in Fairfax

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A watchdog group supported by Fairfax County Republicans has challenged the registrations of nearly 15,000 voters in Fairfax County, saying they may also be registered to vote in Maryland. A group…

  • Excuses abound for Md. campaign report failings

    BRYAN P. SEARS The Daily Record ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When it comes to getting out of late fines, Jared DeMarinis has nearly heard them all. DeMarinis, the director of candidacy and campaign finance for…

  • Va. third-party voter registration training begins

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are launching training for third-party voter registration drives. The state Department of Elections and local general registrars are conducting the training beginning this month. State law requires individuals or…

  • Voter turnout in Montgomery County lowest in state

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Data from this week’s Maryland primary shows Montgomery County had the lowest voter turnout in the entire state. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1lYbam1 ) reports just 16.2 percent of Montgomery County’s 630,000…

  • 7-way race to succeed longtime Va. Rep. Moran

    FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Gunning for the front-runner in a seven-way congressional primary in Virginia, Democrat Patrick Hope figured he couldn’t let a minor setback like a broken rib get…