Latest Run-off elections News

Wyoming lawmakers to consider changes to statewide elections

Jun. 08, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A legislative committee in Wyoming has voted to pursue legislation that would significantly change the way statewide elections are run as early as next year, including a bill that would create a rank-choice system and another bill that would institute an open primary. ...

Peruvians wait to learn who will be president

Jun. 08, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvians on Tuesday were still waiting to learn who will become their president next month as votes from Sunday’s runoff election continued to be counted and the tiny difference between the two polarizing populist candidates narrowed. With 97% of...

Peru's presidential runoff election too close to call

Jun. 07, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A rural teacher-turned-political novice and the daughter of an imprisoned former president traded the lead Monday in a tight race for Peru’s presidency in a runoff election as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter the Andean country. With 96%...

2 polarizing populists vie in Peru's presidential runoff

Jun. 06, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The daughter of an imprisoned former president and a rural teacher-turned-political novice vied for Peru’s presidency Sunday in a tight presidential runoff held as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter the Andean country. The polarizing...

Marshall seeks second term as Alabama attorney general

Jun. 03, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Thursday that he is running for a second term as the state's top law enforcement officer. Marshall, a Republican, made the announcement at a news conference in which he touted his participation...

Peruvians to pick new president amid relentless pandemic

Jun. 03, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid an unrelenting coronavirus pandemic that has overwhelmed cemeteries, Peruvian voters will choose Sunday between a political novice who has scared business by promising to overhaul the key mining industry and a career politician whose father is a former president...

Leftist-green candidate elected mayor of Croatia's capital

May. 30, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The candidate of a leftist-green coalition easily won election Sunday as mayor of Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, preliminary results showed, marking a major blow to the ruling conservatives in the European Union nation. Tomislav Tomasevic got...

Former aide succeeds California Assemblywoman after election

May. 28, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former senior adviser to a state lawmaker replaced her in the California Legislature on Friday after squeaking through a special election this month. Isaac Bryan needed at least half the votes in a six-way contest May 18 to avoid a runoff...

Elections in many NC municipalities delayed to 2022 in bill

May. 28, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte, Raleigh and roughly three dozen other cities and towns in North Carolina would shift this fall's municipal elections to early next year in legislation advancing in the state Senate to address Census Bureau delays. The proposal addresses...

More than dozen slain in Peru, allegedly by Shining Path

May. 24, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than a dozen people were slain in a remote area of central Peru by suspected members of the Shining Path rebel group, just two weeks ahead of the presidential runoff election, authorities said Monday. Peru's police chief, César Cervantes, told...