Latest Run-off elections News

20-year-old will be youngest woman elected in Iowa history

Dec. 4, 2019 12:15 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A 20-year-old Iowa State University student has become the youngest woman elected to office in Iowa history by winning election to the Ames City Council. The Des Moines Register reports Rachel Junck defeated incumbent businessman Chris Nelson in Tuesday's runoff election. Nelson, 47,...

Georgia voters unseat incumbent mayors in Savannah, Albany

Dec. 4, 2019 9:56 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters on Tuesday rejected incumbent mayors in Savannah, Albany and three Atlanta suburbs in runoff elections. Valdosta's mayoral race remained too close to call, while former Sylvester Mayor Bill Yearta defeated fellow Republican and former Leesburg Mayor Jim Quinn in a special...

Cownie elected to 5th term as Des Moines mayor

Dec. 4, 2019 8:23 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voters on Tuesday elected Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie to a fifth term as the businessman narrowly defeated developer and former legislator Jack Hatch. Cownie beat Hatch by less than 300 votes out of more than 20,000 cast. The two candidates had gone to a runoff after topping other...

City runoffs, state House special election set in Georgia

Dec. 2, 2019 12:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Voters in cities across Georgia will choose candidates in runoff elections Tuesday, as well as fill a vacancy in a southwest Georgia state House seat. A runoff election for mayor in Savannah headlines the municipal races, with Alderman Van Johnson seeking to unseat incumbent Eddie DeLoach....

Namibia votes as ruling party faces unprecedented challenge

Nov. 27, 2019 9:52 AM EST

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Namibia’s ruling party on Wednesday faced its biggest challenge since independence nearly three decades ago as people fed up with a weak economy went to the polls. The resource-rich southern African nation’s registered 1.3 million voters were choosing the president...

Guinea-Bissau heads to runoff vote as incumbent out of race

Nov. 27, 2019 7:10 AM EST

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — Guinea-Bissau’s electoral commission says two former prime ministers have advanced to a runoff presidential election in the West African country next month. The commission announced Wednesday that Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embalo will contest the Dec. 29...

North Dakota Supreme Court chief justice vote undecided

Nov. 25, 2019 5:46 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — There will be a runoff election for a new North Dakota Supreme Court chief justice. None of the three justices running to lead the state's high court received the majority votes necessary on Monday to clinch the position. Justices Lisa Fair McEvers and Jon Jensen were the top...

Uruguay’s opposition has narrow lead in presidential vote

Nov. 25, 2019 3:55 PM EST

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A center-right candidate appeared Monday to have ended 15 years of left-leaning government in Uruguay, but the presidential runoff election was so close that the result may not be certain until Thursday. With all but a few thousand ballots from Sunday’s contest counted,...

Uruguay opposition maintains thin lead in presidential vote

Nov. 24, 2019 11:12 PM EST

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The candidate of a united opposition held on to a razor-thin lead early Monday in Uruguay’s presidential runoff election, threatening to end a 15-year string of center-left governments, though officials said the count was too close to call a victor. The National...

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis wins 2nd term in runoff

Nov. 24, 2019 5:03 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Klaus Iohannis was re-elected Romania’s president Sunday, easily winning a runoff vote amid vows to continue fighting corruption and strengthen the rule of law. With 88% of the votes counted, the center-right Iohannis had 63.2% while Social Democratic Party leader Viorica...