Latest Municipal elections News

Democratic Senate candidate files election lawsuits

Jan. 19, 2022 12:49 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate filed two lawsuits Tuesday alleged that Wisconsin election officials aren’t keeping all ballots secret and are not properly vetting voting machines. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday that candidate Peter...

Governor signs bill allowing remote municipal meetings

Jan. 15, 2022 10:56 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott has signed a bill into law allowing municipal governments to pass budgets with pre-printed ballots for their annual town meetings this year and to hold informational meetings about budgets remotely as COVID-19 continues to spread in the state. ...

Senate panel advances constitutional noncitizen voting ban

Jan. 13, 2022 09:55 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A state Senate committee is supporting a plan to amend the Georgia Constitution to include a ban on voting by noncitizens that is already in state law. The Senate Ethics Committee voted 7-2 on Thursday to advance Senate Resolution 363. It moves to the full Senate for...

Fulfer wins GOP nod for Arkansas Senate special election

Jan. 12, 2022 10:07 AM EST

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — A Springdale city official and former councilman has won the Republican nomination in a special election for a northwest Arkansas state Senate seat. Colby Fulfer defeated retired U.S. Navy Capt. Steve Unger Tuesday in the primary runoff for the state Senate...

State Rep. Roers Jones announces bid for Fargo mayor

Jan. 11, 2022 12:26 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo Republican Rep. Shannon Roers Jones on Tuesday formally announced a run for mayor in North Dakota’s biggest city. Roers Jones, 45, an attorney and Fargo native, has served in the Legislature since 2017. She will face Mayor Tim Mahoney, who has held the...

GOP sues over law letting noncitizens vote in NYC elections

Jan. 10, 2022 18:09 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans sued Monday to prevent noncitizens from voting in New York City elections under a new local law. The law allows more than 800,000 noncitizens and “Dreamers” in New York City to vote in municipal elections as early as next year. They still cannot...

Watershed moment in NYC: New law allows noncitizens to vote

Jan. 09, 2022 08:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 800,000 noncitizens and “Dreamers” in New York City will have access to the ballot box — and could vote in municipal elections as early as next year — after Mayor Eric Adams allowed legislation to automatically become law Sunday. Opponents have...

Vermont legislature authorizes remote municipal meetings

Jan. 08, 2022 08:16 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Legislature is authorizing municipal governments and school districts to pass budgets with pre-printed ballots this year to help cope with the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Those bodies are now also authorized to hold remote informational meetings...

Stonecrest mayor pleads guilty to federal fraud charges

Jan. 06, 2022 10:49 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A suburban Atlanta mayor pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges a day after announcing his resignation from office. Stonecrest Mayor Jason Lary on Wednesday pleaded guilty to wire fraud, federal program theft and conspiracy to commit federal program theft, The...

Vos wants election investigation done by end of January

Jan. 06, 2022 10:42 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos wants the investigation he ordered into the 2020 election to conclude by the end of the month, even as legal fights over subpoenas issued to mayors and the state's top elections official remain unresolved. Vos'...