Latest Local elections News

2nd phase of Indian elections ends amid Kashmir lockdown

Apr. 18, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting in the second phase of India's general election on Thursday remained largely peaceful amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Indian officials said the turnout was over 60% across 13 Indian states where voting took place....

Buttigieg says he's proud of his record as South Bend mayor

Apr. 17, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday that he's proud of his record as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, but realizes some problems remain. "This is not a rags-to-riches story," he told The Associated Press after a campaign stop in Marshalltown. "This is a...

Govt opponent confirmed as Istanbul mayor, objection pending

Apr. 17, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Wednesday confirmed the opposition's candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, as the mayor of Istanbul, ending more than two weeks of recounts of the March 31 vote demanded by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party. All eyes however, were turned toward Turkey's top...

Ballots tossed over signatures mostly from same Kansas homes

Apr. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — As an election supervisor and poll worker for more than 20 years, Robert Bailey routinely mailed in his ballot early, confident that voting problems elsewhere that he read about would have a slight chance of happening in his suburban Kansas City county. So when the 82-year-old...

Turkey's ruling party wants Istanbul election voided, redone

Apr. 16, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's ruling party on Tuesday asked that a recent municipal election it lost in Istanbul be invalidated, as partial vote recounts in the city and the fight for the country's commercial hub continued. The Justice and Development Party, or AKP, filed its "extraordinary objection" to the...

Some overseas Indonesians may vote again after fraud claim

Apr. 16, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Election Supervision Agency said Tuesday about 320,000 overseas voters in neighboring Malaysia's biggest city should vote again in presidential and legislative elections after finding evidence that postal ballots had been tampered with. Election officials rushed to...

Police in Spain clash with those protesting far-right party

Apr. 13, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Police in Spain's northern city of Bilbao have clashed with hundreds of protesters outside a rally by a far-right party that is running in Spain's general election this month. The private news agency Europa Press says two people were arrested Saturday by the regional Basque Country...

European rights body urges Turkey to respect voters' choice

Apr. 12, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Europe's human rights watchdog is urging Turkey to respect voters' decisions after electoral authorities blocked some newly elected district mayors from taking office despite winning local elections on March 31. The Council of Europe on Friday also urged Turkey to confirm the final...

The Latest: Trump signs orders on energy projects

Apr. 10, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Texas (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders that he says will accelerate the approval of energy infrastructure projects in the United States. Trump signed the executive orders Wednesday before...

India's Congress party chief files election nomination

Apr. 10, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

AMETHI, India (AP) — Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most famous modern political dynasty, filed nomination papers in the family stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state, hoping to hold onto a key seat for a fourth consecutive time in national elections that begin Thursday....