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Key events in Alexander Lukashenko's 30 years as the iron-fisted leader of Belarus

Jul. 19, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

Key events in the 30-year rule of Belarus' hard-line President Alexander Lukashenko: July 20, 1994 — Lukashenko is inaugurated as president after a landslide victory in what international observers say was the post-Soviet country's first and only genuinely free election. He...

Ample signatures collected for referendum to repeal private school funding law, organizers say

Jul. 17, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Public school advocates say they have enough signatures to ask Nebraska voters in November to repeal a law that provides taxpayer money for private school tuition, marking the latest twist in a long-running fight with state lawmakers who have repeatedly opposed efforts to let...

Georgia county says slave descendants can't use referendum to challenge rezoning of island community

Jul. 15, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Zoning changes by a Georgia county that some residents say threaten one of the South's last Gullah-Geechee communities of Black slave descendants can't be challenged with a referendum, an attorney said Monday in a letter to the judge considering a petition by local voters. ...

Referendum set for South Dakota voters on controversial carbon dioxide pipeline law

Jul. 11, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

After years spent trying to gain regulatory approval for a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline intended to snake through the Midwest, the effort could be complicated even further if South Dakota voters reject a law passed by the Legislature that pipeline opponents say is an attempt to squelch local...

UK's landmark postwar elections: When Boris Johnson sought and got a mandate to 'Get Brexit Done'

Jul. 03, 2024 05:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s upcoming general election is widely expected to lead to a change of government for the first time in 14 years. Many analysts believe it will be one of the country’s most consequential elections since the end of World War II. Ahead of the July 4 vote, The...

Law limiting new oil wells in California set to take effect after industry withdraws referendum

Jun. 27, 2024 21:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California law that bans drilling new oil wells near places like homes and schools will take effect after the oil industry on Thursday withdrew a referendum from the November ballot asking voters to overturn it. The law, first passed in 2022, had been...

Citizens-only voting, photo ID and income tax changes could become NC amendments on 2024 ballots

Jun. 20, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Senate is considering a slew of elections-related measures including three proposed constitutional amendments designed to give voters a say in the law-making process. GOP senators are trying to advance the legislation quickly as an indefinite...

A German town's referendum on culling pigeons has led to an uproar by animal rights activists

Jun. 20, 2024 13:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An ongoing fight between residents and animal rights activists over whether to cull pigeons in a small German town has led to an uproar — even though a majority of the residents voted in favor of culling the birds in a referendum earlier this month. On Thursday,...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 11, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. June 6, 2024. Editorial: Missouri GOP just can’t stop trying to deny the voters their say Missouri voters on Nov. 5 will be given the choice to limit their own electoral choices. Also, to outlaw a form of voting that’s already illegal and...

North Carolina Republicans seek fall referendum on citizen-only voting in constitution

Jun. 05, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a move that could boost fall turnout among conservatives, North Carolina Republican legislators advanced a proposed constitutional amendment Wednesday to make it clear that only U.S. citizens can vote in the state. It would retool language on the books that already limits...