Latest Municipal elections News

Felon to remain on ballot for Houston City Council seat

Nov. 16, 2019 2:15 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A felon will remain on the ballot in the runoff for a seat on the Houston City Council. The Houston Chronicle reports that a Harris County judge on Friday refused to remove Cynthia Bailey from the Dec. 14 runoff election. Bailey finished second in the Nov. 5 election to Tarsha Jackson in the...

Oops: Nearly 2,000 ballots not counted in Indiana county

Nov. 16, 2019 12:20 PM EST

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — An election blunder suddenly has caused a tie in a race for a council seat in a small Indiana town. The Wayne County clerk says 1,909 ballots from early voting weren’t part of the election night tally. Despite the large number, the mix-up only affected the results in one race...

UN extends peacekeepers in Central African Republic

Nov. 15, 2019 7:48 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the U.N. peacekeeping force in Central African Republic for a year, with a mandate to protect civilians, support peace efforts, and assist in preparing for elections starting in 2020. The French-drafted resolution welcomed...

Mike Coffman elected city mayor in Colorado by small margin

Nov. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — City officials in Aurora have announced that former Republican Congressman Mike Coffman has narrowly won a five-way mayoral race. The Aurora Sentinel reported Thursday that Coffman had a 215-vote lead over Omar Montgomery, a former head of the Aurora chapter of the NAACP. Coffman...

Beggs comes back to win presidency of Spokane City Council

Nov. 15, 2019 12:42 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A candidate who was trailing on election night has come back to win the race for Spokane City Council president. Breean Beggs has extended his lead in the race to more that 500 votes, prompting businesswoman Cindy Wendle to concede on Thursday night. Beggs, a member of the council,...

Neglected heartland seen as key to Brexit-dominated election

Nov. 13, 2019 5:30 AM EST

HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — In Hartlepool, a tough, proud English port town whipped by bitter North Sea winds, people have long felt ignored by politicians in far-off London. But not anymore. Political parties in Britain's Brexit-dominated December election are battling fiercely to win Hartlepool and places...

Reed takes office as Montgomery's first black mayor

Nov. 12, 2019 8:12 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed was sworn in Tuesday as the capital city's first African American leader. Reed took the oath of office after easily winning the mayoral runoff last month. He is the first black mayor of a city that was the first capital of the Confederacy and later the...

Son of Turkish immigrants wins German mayoral race

Nov. 10, 2019 4:34 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German Green party lawmaker with Turkish roots has won a runoff election to become the mayor of Hannover. Belit Onay received 52.9% of the vote in Sunday's election compared with 47.1% for center-right candidate Eckhard Scholz. German news agency dpa reported that it is the first time a...

Coin toss rule could determine village's tied mayoral race

Nov. 9, 2019 2:31 PM EST

MAGNOLIA, Ohio (AP) — A mayoral election in a small Ohio village could once again be decided by a coin toss. The Canton Repository reports candidates Travis Boyd and Grant Downes each received 127 votes during Tuesday's election in Magnolia, which straddles Stark and Carroll counties. A coin toss will...

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers charged, student mourned

Nov. 9, 2019 10:39 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong said Saturday that they have arrested and charged six pro-democracy lawmakers, a move that could escalate public fury a day after the death of a university student linked to months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Protesters vented...