Latest Local elections News

Local vote in Poland tests support for ruling conservatives

Oct. 21, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish voters were casting ballots in local elections Sunday that were the first nationwide test of support for the conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders. The election was for offices ranging from city...

A look at Afghanistan's parliamentary elections

Oct. 20, 2018 3:15 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan is holding parliamentary elections on Saturday despite deep security concerns and ongoing fighting in as many as 20 out of the country's 34 provinces. An official from the Interior Ministry said the number of security forces was increased to 70,000 from 50,000 across...

Poland: Local races offer gauge of ruling party's support

Oct. 19, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Local elections on Sunday are expected to measure popular support for Poland's conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders. The voting for local offices — from city mayors to village councilors...

A look at Afghanistan's parliamentary elections on Saturday

Oct. 19, 2018 7:19 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan is holding parliamentary elections on Saturday despite deep security concerns and ongoing fighting in as many as 20 out of the country's 34 provinces. The vote comes amid a particularly vicious campaign by the Taliban and the Islamic State group, which have been...

Afghans set to vote despite Taliban threats, corruption

Oct. 19, 2018 6:53 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Most Afghans will return to the polls for parliamentary elections on Saturday, hoping to bring change to a corrupt government that has lost nearly half the country to the Taliban. Voters in Kandahar, however, will have to wait a week after the province's police chief was...

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

Oct. 19, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate. "I asked them: 'How am I going to be able to protect against...

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

Oct. 19, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch...

The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Afghan attacks

Oct. 18, 2018 10:54 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local): 7 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has condemned several recent attacks in Afghanistan ahead of Saturday's parliamentary elections. On Thursday, an elite guard...

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

Oct. 18, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch...

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

Oct. 18, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate. "I asked them: 'How am I going to be able to protect against...