Latest Local elections News

Judge: City must return marijuana ordinance on ballot

Apr. 21, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering a city in West Virginia to put an ordinance that would decriminalize marijuana back on the June 4 ballot. U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh decided on Friday that Salem city officials must return the "Sensible Marijuana Ordinance" on the ballot after...

Protesters punch Turkish opposition leader at funeral

Apr. 21, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Protesters assaulted the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during a funeral held Sunday for a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels. The politician was not hurt, party officials said. People threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu...

Florida bill aims to cure balloting woes, streamline counts

Apr. 21, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida lawmakers are considering several measures to address the state's long documented election woes. Problems with ballot counting - from the controversial 2000 presidential election to the 2018 statewide election - prompted Spring Hill Republican Rep. Blaise Ingoglia and two House...

Florida officials say no hacking, despite Mueller report

Apr. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Election officials in Florida said Thursday that they have no knowledge of any successful hacking attempt despite special counsel Robert Mueller's report saying Russian intelligence gained access to the network of at least one Florida county government. It was the understanding of...

2nd phase of Indian elections ends amid Kashmir lockdown

Apr. 18, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Voting in the second phase of India's general election on Thursday remained largely peaceful amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Indian officials said the turnout was over 60% across 13 Indian states where voting took place....

Chase County residents to vote on $20.5M hospital proposal

Apr. 18, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

IMPERIAL, Neb. (AP) — Chase County residents are being asked to approve a $20.5 million bond measure to improve the county hospital. The McCook Gazette reports that registered voters will receive ballots beginning Monday. The ballots must be returned to the county clerk by 5 p.m. May 14 to be counted in...

Arizona governor OKs restrictions for emergency early voting

Apr. 17, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has signed a bill restricting the use of emergency voting that allows people who can't show up at their polling place to cast a ballot ahead of Election Day. The measure signed Wednesday by the Republican governor stems from GOP frustration with Maricopa County's Democratic...

Law gives Kansas counties new option for polling sites

Apr. 17, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new law gives Kansas counties the legal option of letting voters cast ballots at any polling site within their county, but spotty internet service and aging voting equipment is expected to curtail its availability in many places, election officials say. The legislation signed this...

Winners of 2018 Florida AP Broadcasters Association awards

Apr. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Winners of the 2018 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters Association Pro Contest have been announced in Orlando, Fla. Thirty-seven radio and television stations submitted 581 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories from 2018. A list of the winners announced...

Buttigieg says he's proud of his record as South Bend mayor

Apr. 17, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday that he's proud of his record as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, but realizes some problems remain. "This is not a rags-to-riches story," he told The Associated Press after a campaign stop in Marshalltown. "This is a...