ELECTIONS AND VOTING

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided over a high-stakes political gerrymandering case that could affect control of Virginia’s legislature. The justices heard oral arguments Monday in the case of Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, in which the House of Delegates is appealing a lower court’s ruling that...
From The Bulletin, the Mercury’s blog, where we post quick hits on the news of the day, odds and ends and commentary.Gov. Ralph Northam appointed a new state Board of Elections while a bill that would change the makeup and responsibilities of the board is on his desk for consideration.Last...
Most days, Charles Garratt is the only person in the Bath County registrar’s office, processing voter registration applications, making sure all the technology is up to date and training other people. “Back in the days of paper ballots and wooden boxes, there was less to do,” he said. “Now the...