Latest Municipal elections News

Bosnia postpones local elections due to lack of funding

May. 23, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Election officials in Bosnia said Saturday that they will postpone local elections scheduled for early October due to the government’s failure to secure funding for their organization. Bosnia’s election commission, or CIK, announced that nationwide...

New candidate in Poland's presidential election for the opposition Civic Coalition, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski talks to reporters in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Poland's main opposition party on Friday named Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski as its new candidate in the country's trouble-ridden presidential election. 
The previous candidate for the center-liberal Civic Platform party and its smaller partners, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, quit the race earlier in the day because she lost almost all support when she called for a boycott of the election held amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Warsaw mayor is opposition candidate for Poland's president

May. 15, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition party on Friday named Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski as its new candidate in the country's trouble-ridden presidential election. The previous candidate for the center-liberal Civic Platform party and its smaller partners, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, quit the...

Turkey detains pro-Kurdish mayors, removes them from office

May. 15, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Friday detained four more elected mayors from Turkey’s mainly Kurdish populated east and southeast regions, as the government pressed ahead with its crackdown on a pro-Kurdish party it accuses of links to Kurdish militants. The mayors from the People's...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, Mayor Marty Small speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. during a press conference to rally opposition to a proposed change of government that would eliminate an elected mayor. The all-mail vote is taking place Tuesday May 12, 2020 but results might not be known for several days afterward. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, file)

Atlantic City voters keep their government amid pandemic

May. 13, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City will fight its way through the coronavirus pandemic and attempt to rebuild its devastated casino-based economy under its current form of government. Although it could be next week before all the votes are counted, Atlantic City’s mayor declared victory...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, Mayor Marty Small speaks at a church in Atlantic City N.J. during a press conference to rally opposition to a proposed change of government that would eliminate an elected mayor. The all-mail vote is taking place Tuesday May 12, 2020 but results might not be known for several days afterward. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, file)

Atlantic City voters appear to reject a change of government

May. 12, 2020 10:16 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The “Boardwalk Empire” may have struck back. It could be next week before all the votes are counted, but Atlantic City's mayor declared victory Tuesday night in a special election in which early returns showed voters strongly rejecting a proposal to eliminate a...

A municipal police officer holds a no-touch forehead thermometer at a checkpoint amid increased restrictions on residents' movements in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in Niteroi, Brazil, Monday, May 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazil cities lurch to lockdowns amid virus crisis red flags

May. 12, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Faced with overwhelmed hospitals and surging coronavirus deaths, Brazilian state and city governments are lurching forward with mandatory lockdowns against the will of President Jair Bolsonaro, who says job losses are more damaging than COVID-19. The movements of Brazilians have been...

Pro-Beijing politician, Starry Lee, center, surrounded by security guards as she attends a Legislative Council's House Committee meeting, in Hong Kong, Friday, May 8, 2020. Scuffles also broke out when Lee called the meeting to order, with pro-democracy lawmakers rushing the table as security shoved back. Security guards physically carried out pro-democracy lawmakers Chu Hoi Dick and Ray Chan, who were ordered to leave due to disorderly conduct. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Lawmakers ejected in scuffles at Hong Kong's legislature

May. 8, 2020 7:59 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Scuffles broke out at Hong Kong’s legislature Friday, with security guards ejecting several pro-democracy lawmakers including one carried out on a stretcher by medics after he was injured. Tempers flared when a pro-Beijing lawmaker inserted herself as chair of a committee meeting to...

People line up to wait to receive a swab test for the new coronavirus at a train station in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesia delays September regional elections due to virus

May. 5, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government has postponed Sept. 23 regional elections until at least December because of the coronavirus pandemic. President Joko Widodo signed a government regulation in lieu of law on Monday, and it was published late Tuesday. The Election Commission earlier...

File - In this file photo taken Feb. 15, 2020, in Warsaw, Poland are seen Poland's President Andrzej Duda, right, with wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda, campaigning for Duda's re-election in May 10 national vote. The Polish government’s determination to move forward with the May 10, presidential election during the coronavirus pandemic by making it an all-postal vote, though critics say the plan threatens public health and democracy in Poland. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Former EU head Tusk appeals for boycott of Poland's election

Apr. 28, 2020 7:38 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former European Council president Donald Tusk appealed Tuesday for a boycott of the upcoming presidential election in his native Poland, saying the postal vote the government has proposed carries health risks amid the coronavirus pandemic and would not meet democratic standards for...

Voters observe social distancing guidelines as they wait in line to cast ballots at Washington High School while ignoring a stay-at-home order over the coronavirus threat to vote in the state's presidential primary election, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Officials: 7 virus cases may be related to in-person voting

Apr. 21, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Health officials in Wisconsin said they have identified at least seven people who may have contracted the coronavirus from participating in the April 7 election, the first such cases following in-person voting that was held despite widespread concern about the public health risks. The...