Latest Municipal elections News

‘Healthy Holly’ mayor moves from prison to local supervision

Jan. 26, 2022 13:41 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore mayor serving a three-year sentence for a self-dealing scandal over children's books has left an Alabama federal prison for community confinement in the Baltimore area, the Bureau of Prisons confirmed Wednesday. Catherine Pugh, 71, transferred...

Tennessee launches '22 election poll worker recruitment push

Jan. 26, 2022 04:06 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are launching their push to recruit poll workers for this year’s elections. Secretary of State Tre Hargett’s office says poll workers must be at least 16 or a registered voter if 18 or older. They cannot be a...

Vos won't say whether he supports absentee ballot drop boxes

Jan. 25, 2022 16:16 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos refused to say Tuesday whether he would support legalizing absentee ballot boxes in the battleground state after former President Donald Trump spoke out against it. Vos in 2020 voiced support for absentee ballot drop boxes ...

GOP election rules advance, include releasing ballot images

Jan. 24, 2022 21:21 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Lawmakers considering election bills heard Monday from a leading Republican candidate for Arizona governor and a number of people who worked on the Senate GOP's partisan 2020 ballot review who urged the Legislature to adopt a series of bills changing the way elections are...

Noncitizen voting ban measure falls short in Georgia Senate

Jan. 24, 2022 12:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate on Monday rejected a plan to amend the state constitution to include a ban on voting by noncitizens that is already in state law. Senate Resolution 363 won a 33-14 majority, but fell short of the two-thirds majority of 38 needed for a...

County official pleads guilty to misdemeanor election fraud

Jan. 21, 2022 21:22 PM EST

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — An East Texas county commissioner and his wife have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor election fraud after reaching a plea deal that allows him to remain in office. Gregg County Commissioner Shannon Brown and his wife Marlene Jackson entered their pleas Thursday...

GOP investigator no longer wants to jail Wisconsin mayors

Jan. 21, 2022 17:47 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-hired investigator looking into Wisconsin's 2020 election is no longer seeking to jail the mayors of Green Bay and Madison for allegedly not complying with a subpoena he issued last year. A judge on Friday said he needed more facts before...

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...