Latest Municipal elections News

Maine voters can now track their absentee ballots

Sep. 28, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is allowing voters to track their absentee ballots online, election officials announced Monday. Any voter who has requested an absentee ballot can now track the status of their request, and of the ballot itself, through Election Day, through the website for requesting ballots....

Romanian villagers re-elect mayor despite his COVID-19 death

Sep. 28, 2020 7:00 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — After handing Ion Aliman victory in the election for their local mayor, residents of a small village in southern Romania went to his grave to light candles for him. Aliman was reelected in a landslide for an unprecedented third term as mayor of the village of Deveselu despite...

French President Emmanuel Macron meets staff and parents during a visit to a Mother and Child Protection Centre (PMI) in Longjumeau, a southern suburb of Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. French President wants to expand paternity leave to one month — and require fathers to take time off with their newborns. President Emmanuel Macron earlier announced the plan on Instagram before visiting the child-care facility. (Ludovic Marin/POOL via AP)

Conservatives lead in French Senate elections, Greens gain

Sep. 27, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's main conservative party looked set to keep control of the Senate and the Greens made new gains in partial elections Sunday that posed a new challenge to President Emmanuel Macron's struggling centrist movement. Nearly half of the chamber's 348 seats were up for grabs in the vote, an...

Greens win mayoral runoffs in 3 west German cities

Sep. 27, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Candidates for the environmentalist Greens won mayoral runoff votes in three west German cities Sunday, underscoring the party's strength a year before national elections. The Greens' candidate, Sibylle Keupen, won more than two thirds of the vote in Aachen, on the border with Belgium and the...

A woman wearing a mask to protect against COVID-19 infection casts her vote in local elctions in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. Polls have opened in Romania’s municipal election, which is being seen as a test of how the next general election on Dec. 6 will unfold for the country’s minority-led government. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Romania's ruling party upbeat after municipal elections

Sep. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Exit polls published in Romania Sunday after voting ended in the country’s municipal elections indicated that the balance of power in European Union member state is unlikely to shift in the next general election set for Dec. 6. About 19 million registered voters chose...

Minnesota voter group sues Minneapolis over election grant

Sep. 26, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota voter advocacy group is suing Minneapolis to block it from accepting money to help cover a shortfall in funding to carry out the November election amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Minnesota Voters Alliance filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota this week,...

GOP warns Madison to drop plan to collect ballots in parks

Sep. 25, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney representing Republican legislators warned Madison officials Friday to scrap plans to collect absentee ballots in city parks, saying the effort is illegal and a court will likely invalidate those votes. The Madison city clerk's office said it would proceed with the event...

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, a worker prepares tabulators for the upcoming election at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing millions of American voters worried about their health to scramble to vote by mail for the first time. But a requirement in a handful of states, including presidential battleground North Carolina and Wisconsin, that a witness or notary public sign a ballot envelope is tripping up some voters early. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, file)

Voters struggling with witness rules in early voting

Sep. 25, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As the pandemic prompts a surge in voting by mail, voters in a handful of states, including the presidential battlegrounds of North Carolina and Wisconsin, are facing a requirement that already is tripping up thousands — the need to have a witness sign their ballot envelope. A...

Group seeks to block election grants to 5 Wisconsin cities

Sep. 25, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A conservative group says $6.3 million in grants meant to help with November's election in Wisconsin's five largest cities amount to bribery to increase voter turnout in Democratic strongholds, and it is is asking a federal judge to block the funding. Wisconsin Voters Alliance and seven...

City Councilor Campbell to run for mayor of Boston

Sep. 24, 2020 12:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A second Boston city councilor announced Thursday that she will run for mayor. Andrea Campbell said she's running on a platform of equity in health care, jobs and criminal justice. “In this profound moment of reckoning for our country and our city, as people rise up to demand change,...