Latest Local 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...

This undated photo provided by the Mike Garcia For Congress campaign shows candidate Mike Garcia. A swing House district north of Los Angeles is up for grabs in a contest that will be an early test for President Donald Trump as he heads toward November. Trump has been using his presidential perch to summon up support for Republican Mike Garcia, who faces Democrat Christy Smith on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in a special election for the vacant 25th District seat. (Cynthia Smalley/Mike Garcia For Congress via AP)

Trump gets ally as ex-Navy pilot wins California House seat

May. 14, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Garcia grew up a single-minded kid from Southern California: He just wanted to fly fighter jets. His decision to enter national politics wouldn’t come until decades later, after he had seen one California election too many. A career as a Navy aviator would lead to a decade in...

Texas AG asks court to block mail-in voting over virus fears

May. 13, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Texas' Republican attorney general on Wednesday asked the state's high court to order local election officials to reject vote-by-mail applications that cite concerns about catching the coronavirus. Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned the state Supreme Court after officials in some...

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...

Disenfranchised: Ohio says 318 ballots delivered too late

May. 12, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio elections officials say 318 voters in Butler County won't have their ballots counted for the April 28 primary because of a U.S. Postal Service delivery delay. Although the ballots were postmarked by the April 27 deadline, they didn't get to the Butler County elections board until...

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...

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a news conference in New York. On Friday, May 8, 2020, James asked an appeals court to scrap the June 23, 2020, Democratic presidential primary in New York, saying the election was properly nixed until a judge decided it was unconstitutional to do so. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

NY State cites COVID-19 in presidential primary appeal

May. 8, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court should let a June 23 primary election in New York state proceed without voters and poll workers being forced to risk exposure to the coronavirus to vote for a Democratic candidate for president when the race is essentially over, lawyers for the state said Friday. The...