• 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 city contractor. D.C. Councilmember Muriel Bowser went on the attack against independent D.C. Councilmember David Catania in a debate Wednesday…

  • 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 MVA-issued ID may register to vote, change their address or change their party affiliation online at https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/OnlineVoterRegistration. Voters and members…

  • 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. Senate race between Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie. A successor will also be elected in Virginia’s 7th…

  • 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 effect this year requires Virginia voters to show some form of photo identification at their polling stations before they cast…

  • 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 called Virginia Voters Alliance that seeks to uncover voter fraud has asked the county clean up its lists as a…

  • 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 the Maryland State Board of Elections, is the person candidates call when they receive notification the state is assessing them…

  • 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 groups requesting 25 or more voter registration applications from to register and receive State Board of Elections-certified training for voter…

  • 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 voters cast ballots on Tuesday. Montgomery County also was last in voter turnout among Maryland counties four years ago in…

  • 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 in the way. Just two days after suffering the injury from a fall down some stairs, Hope sat at a…

  • Glance of candidates in Va. congressional race

    The Associated Press U.S. House, Virginia’s 8th Congressional District Seven candidates are running in Tuesday’s Democratic primary to succeed longtime Rep. Jim Moran, who is retiring. Because the district is heavily Democratic, the winner of the primary will probably be the next member of Congress from the area. DON BEYER Age: 63 Residence: Alexandria Occupation:…