Latest Local elections News

Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt 'cowardly act'

Jun. 23, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him, later visiting his two injured vice presidents and declaring the "cowardly act" will not disrupt next month's historic elections. Dramatic footage...

Poland's Walesa urges opposition to unite ahead of elections

Jun. 23, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lech Walesa, Poland's former president and pro-democracy leader, said Saturday he is joining forces with the opposition to prevent Poland's right-wing ruling party from winning a string of upcoming elections. The 74-year-old Walesa spoke at a meeting of opposition parties and...

Moldovan court rejects appeal from winner of voided election

Jun. 21, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Moldovan court rejected an appeal Thursday of its ruling to invalidate the results of a local election in the former Soviet republic's capital city. Andrei Nastase, a pro-European prosecutor who opposes the Russia-friendly policies of Moldova's government, won 52.5 percent of the...

2 mayoral candidates killed in Mexico, 18 dead so far

Jun. 21, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two mayoral candidates in two different Mexican towns have been killed in less than 24 hours, marking a total of at least 18 candidates killed so far in campaigns leading up to the July 1 elections. An independent mayoral candidate was gunned down in the conflict-ridden rural town of...

Protests in Moldova after court voids pro-Europe mayor's win

Jun. 20, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Thousands of protesters gathered in the Moldovan capital Wednesday after a court invalidated the election victory of a pro-European candidate to the post of mayor of Chisinau without providing a reason. The development prompted concerns by the U.S. Embassy in Moldova and some...

Nation's biggest ranked-choice voting test nearing a result

Jun. 19, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting neared a result but there won't be an announcement of winners in two Democratic primaries until Wednesday, officials said. Maine election officials scrambled to retrieve ballots from a handful of towns because the scanned sheets were...

The Latest: Maine's ranked-choice voting test nears result

Jun. 19, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on ranked-choice voting in Maine (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Maine election officials expect to announce winners sometime Wednesday in the nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting. Officials scrambled Tuesday to retrieve ballots from a handful of towns because the...

Sanders joins Maryland's Jealous to help fire up voters

Jun. 18, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders may not be endorsing his own son's congressional bid, but he rallied on a hot Monday night in Maryland to fire up voters for Ben Jealous' campaign for governor. The senator known for his reluctance to endorse politicians joined the former NAACP president...

Collection, count go on after ranked-choice voting in Maine

Jun. 18, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Collection and tabulation of ballots from Maine's Democratic primary election have stretched into a second week in the state's first test of ranked-choice voting. Private couriers were retrieving remaining ballots from less than a dozen of Maine's nearly 500 municipalities on Monday,...

Former Syracuse mayor is running for NY governor

Jun. 18, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Stephanie Miner, an ex-Syracuse mayor and former ally of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced Monday that she's running for governor as an independent. Miner, a 48-year-old registered Democrat, said she's launching her campaign to disrupt what she referred to as Albany's "corrupt...