Latest Municipal elections News

Last debate for NYC mayoral candidates; early voting ongoing

Jun. 16, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The candidates running in the Democratic primary to be New York City's next mayor made their pitches to voters in the final televised debate on Wednesday, even as early voting has begun. As in prior debates, the candidates were asked about a rise in...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 16, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

Newsday. June 9, 2021. Editorial: Plan for MTA goes off track For a brief moment, there seemed to be a path forward for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that would allow two seasoned transit leaders to share the conductor’s seat and...

Bill to let Philly voters recall elected officials gets vote

Jun. 15, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphians would be able to hold an election to remove elected officials under a bill the House State Government Committee advanced Tuesday on party lines. Until the meeting, the Republican-sponsored bill had applied to the state's governor,...

Election delays in 3 dozen NC cities gets final lawmaker OK

Jun. 14, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 30 North Carolina towns and cities — Charlotte, Greensboro and Fayetteville among them — would have their local elections moved from the fall to early next year because of delays in census data in legislation given final General Assembly approval on Monday...

Cleveland's 'boy mayor' in 1970s announces another bid

Jun. 14, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dubbed the “boy mayor” of Cleveland as a 31-year-old, Dennis Kucinich announced Monday that he will make another bid for the office more than 40 years later. During an afternoon news conference from a bluff overlooking downtown, Kucinich vowed to...

Gun tossed from bus lands near NYC mayoral campaign office

Jun. 14, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A gun that someone threw out of a bus landed outside a campaign office of New York City mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, authorities said. The incident started at around 1:45 p.m. Sunday when two men got into an argument...

Poland's ruling nationalists suffer defeat in local race

Jun. 14, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling nationalist party has suffered a loss in a mayoral race in a Polish city, a vote that was being watched for signs of how strong the party's support is after nearly six years of governing the country. The next general elections are...

Opposition wins Finland local elections, PM's party loses

Jun. 14, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — An opposition center-right party came top in Sunday’s local election in Finland, ahead of Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s ruling Social Democratic Party in the first election for the popular young leader who took office 18 months ago. With all votes...

GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

Early voting starts in NY, candidates urge people to polls

Jun. 12, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Candidates in New York City's heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary on Saturday urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off. The start of early voting around the state marks the homestretch to primary election day...