Latest Municipal elections News

Mobile City Council President Levon Manzie dead at 38

Sep. 20, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The president of the Mobile City Council, two-term council member Levon Manzie, has died, the city said in a statement Monday. Manzie, a fourth-generation minister who was seeking re-election, was 38. He had suffered from kidney ailments since his...

Wisconsin election investigator warns of subpoenas

Sep. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The retired conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justice leading a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election released a video Monday threatening to subpoena election officials who don't comply and saying the intent was not to overturn...

South African court OKs new deadline for election candidates

Sep. 20, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s Constitutional Court threw a lifeline to the ruling African National Congress party on Monday by allowing the electoral commission to reopen the registration of candidates for local government elections in November. The ANC had...

New Hong Kong electors chosen, with only 1 opposition member

Sep. 20, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The 1,500-member panel that picks Hong Kong’s next leader will have only one opposition-leaning member, according to results Monday from a tightly controlled selection process amid a crackdown on dissent in the city. Separately, Hong Kong national...

Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

Sep. 19, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that will choose the city's leader in the first polls Sunday following reforms meant to ensure candidates with Beijing loyalty. The Election Committee will select 40 of 90 lawmakers...

In Russian Far East city, discontent smolders amid election

Sep. 18, 2021 02:55 AM EDT

KHABAROVSK, Russia (AP) — The handful of demonstrators gathering each evening in Khabarovsk are a shadow of the masses who took part in an unusually sustained wave of protests last year in the Russian Far Eastern city, but they are a chronic reminder of the political tensions that persist....

Early voting begins on Minneapolis policing ballot question

Sep. 17, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Early voting got underway in Minneapolis on Friday on a contentious ballot question over whether the city where George Floyd was killed should replace its police department with a new Department of Public Safety. Supporters of the proposed city...

Judges say Buffalo mayor shouldn't be on November ballot

Sep. 17, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's name should not appear on the November ballot, according to state and federal appellate judges who ruled against his efforts to occupy an independent party line following a loss in the Democratic primary. ...

Appeals court says Buffalo mayor can't be on November ballot

Sep. 16, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A state appellate court Thursday reversed one of two decisions to allow Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate after he lost the Democratic primary. An appeal of the remaining decision is scheduled to...

Minnesota high court OKs ballot question on Minneapolis PD

Sep. 16, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed, just ahead of the start of early and absentee voting. The state’s highest court...