Latest Local elections News

Greens seen gaining as Switzerland elects new parliament

Oct. 20, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Greens made significant gains as Switzerland elected a new parliament on Sunday, while a populist right-wing party remained the country's strongest but saw its support slip, projections indicated. The projected outcome would amount to a significant shift in a country where political change...

Iowa Supreme Court shuts down vote on school demolition

Oct. 18, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday ended an effort in Iowa City to save an elementary school, saying that even though a vote has already begun on a proposal to preserve the school, the district has a right to demolish the building. The decision comes in a lawsuit filed by patrons of the Iowa City Community School...

Alaska community considers switch from alcohol ban to sales

Oct. 18, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Members of an Alaska community that has prohibited alcohol for more than three decades now want to open a city-owned store to sell it, officials said. The community of Marshall in the Lower Yukon voted Oct. 1 to change its local option status to allow an alcohol store, KYUK-AM...

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

Oct. 17, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record. There was scattered applause in the General Assembly chamber when its...

Recount sets two-candidate runoff for Louisiana Senate seat

Oct. 17, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A vote recount has pushed one Republican candidate out of the runoff for a Louisiana state Senate seat. News media report that a hand count of paper absentee and early voting ballots Thursday determined Franklin Foil narrowly edged Steve Carter out of the second-place spot. Both men...

North Carolina officials emphasize voting security efforts

Oct. 17, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Countering any voter anxieties about the integrity of the ballot box, North Carolina officials embarked Thursday on a public campaign to highlight current safeguards and strategies against interference entering the 2020 elections. The "Your Vote Counts NC" effort will emphasize social...

The Latest: US envoy blasts Venezuela seat on UN agency

Oct. 17, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on voting for the U.N. Human Rights Council (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says Venezuela's election to the Human Rights Council "is an embarrassment to the United Nations and a tragedy for the people of Venezuela." Kelly Craft said...

Utah leaders ask park service to reconsider allowing ATVs

Oct. 17, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials in a large tourist community have asked the National Park Service to reconsider allowing all-terrain vehicles and other off-road vehicles inside the parks. Grand County leaders passed a resolution Tuesday to ask park officials to reevaluate the order, The Salt Lake...

Nearly $1 million spent on Spokane mayor race

Oct. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The total amount of money spent on the race for Spokane mayor is approaching $1 million. KREM-TV reports that as of Wednesday, money donated to or spent independently on behalf of Ben Stuckart and Nadine Woodward totals more than $948,000. Much of that money has been spent on...

Colorado city voters to receive new ballots to correct error

Oct. 16, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado county election official says new ballots will be mailed to voters to replace inaccurate ballots that were distributed in one city. The Denver Post reports the head of elections in Adams County says his office is responsible for 17,400 voters in Aurora receiving inaccurate ballots...