Latest Municipal elections News

Last Nevada county approves primary results after hand count

Jun. 25, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Counties across Nevada on Friday certified the last outstanding results of the state’s June 14 primary election after critics questioned the tallies by describing their own experiences at the polls and repeating conspiracy theories that nearly derailed certification in New...

Gov. Baker signs bill ensuring mail-in ballots, early voting

Jun. 22, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A voting rights bill designed to ensure that mail-in ballots and early voting become permanent fixtures in future Massachusetts elections was signed into law Wednesday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The new law, which had passed the Democrat-controlled...

Nguyen to face Raffensperger for Georgia secretary of state

Jun. 21, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats chose state Rep. Bee Nguyen as their nominee for secretary of state, a position that assumed new importance after former President Donald Trump cast doubt on Georgia’s 2020 election results by making false claims of widespread voter fraud. Nguyen...

Bowser wins Democratic primary for mayor in Washington, D.C.

Jun. 21, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser won the Democratic primary on Tuesday, overcoming a progressive rival and virtually guaranteeing that she will win a third consecutive term to lead a city confronting inequality, crime and public safety concerns. Bowser...

DC mayor's race reflects Democratic dilemma over policing

Jun. 20, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Muriel Bowser cruised to reelection in the nation's capital four years ago without serious opposition, and as the city enjoyed prosperous times, the main criticism of her policies was that Washington was growing too quickly, driving up housing costs and pricing out Black...

Proposal seeks Alaska library funds cut over drag story time

Jun. 20, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The leaders of a southeast Alaska borough plan to hear a proposal that would cut library funding over the library's story time event hosted by a drag queen. The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly plans on Monday to consider whether to place on the fall...

What to watch in Alabama Senate runoff, DC mayor's race

Jun. 20, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The two Republican candidates in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday can each boast that at one point they had Donald Trump’s endorsement in the race. Trump first backed U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in the spring of 2021. That endorsement stood for...

Bill ensuring mail-in ballots, early voting heads to Baker

Jun. 16, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A voting rights bill that would ensure mail-in ballots and early voting become permanent fixtures in future elections is headed to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk after the Massachusetts House voted 126-29 to approve the measure on Thursday. The vote comes a week...

Initiative to change Seattle elections heads toward ballot

Jun. 15, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An initiative that would alter the way Seattle elects mayors, city attorneys and City Council members is headed toward the November ballot. Elections authorities said Wednesday the Initiative 134 campaign, run by a group called Seattle Approves, has secured enough...

Portland, Oregon, to vote on major government overhaul

Jun. 15, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A commission formed to review the government structure in Portland, Oregon, has voted by a supermajority to send a sweeping slate of reforms to voters in November amid rising dissatisfaction with livability issues and the current leadership structure. The...