Latest Local elections News

Counting starts in Nigeria's delayed poll marked by violence

Feb. 23, 2019 5:07 PM EST

DAURA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria began counting votes in a presidential election on Saturday marked by an extremist attack and other killings, late-opening polling stations and a surprise loss for top challenger Atiku Abubakar in his hometown. Voting in Africa's largest democracy took place a week after a...

Lottery says 29 towns to vote on keno starting in March

Feb. 23, 2019 10:05 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Twenty-nine communities will vote in the coming months on proposals to set up the electronic bingo game keno, which would help fund full-day kindergarten, according to the New Hampshire State Lottery. So far, 66 communities have approved keno either through elections or the town...

Voters to decide on purchase for new town garage

Feb. 23, 2019 8:06 AM EST

WHEELOCK, Vt. (AP) — Residents in the Vermont town of Wheelock are being asked to consider approving the purchase of a building to use as a new town garage. The Caledonian-Record reports the proposal that will be on the annual town meeting ballot March 5 asks voters to consider spending no more than...

Canyon County to consider ditching "English only" rule

Feb. 22, 2019 5:33 PM EST

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Canyon County Commissioners have known for six years that a resolution banning county communication was "constitutionally infirm," records show. County legal staff made the warning in a memorandum dated Oct. 24, 2013 that was shared with the Idaho Press last week. The Nampa-based...

Auditor says officials took voting machine vendors' freebies

Feb. 22, 2019 2:33 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's elected auditor said Friday that officials in 18 of the state's 67 counties reported accepting gifts, meals or trips from firms competing to sell or lease new voting machines ahead of the 2020 elections. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said accepting the gifts is...

As prices soar, Turkey's Erdogan woos voters with vegetables

Feb. 22, 2019 8:35 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — In a middle class Istanbul neighborhood shoppers form a long line to an immense tent carrying a sign that reads "Total combat against inflation." The weapons in that battle: spinach, tomatoes and peppers that the Turkish government is selling in a makeshift stall at almost half the price of...

Transgender deputy: Sex surgery not covered by health plan

Feb. 22, 2019 7:56 AM EST

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — A transgender sheriff's sergeant in Houston County, Georgia, says the county is discriminating against her by not electing to have gender dysphoria treatment covered by its insurance. The Telegraph reports Sgt. Anna Lange asked commissioners on Tuesday to allow the coverage of sex...

Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

Feb. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country's last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina's election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election. GOP candidate Mark Harris gave up his fight Thursday to be...

The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

Feb. 21, 2019 9:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times local): 4:05 p.m. North Carolina's elections board has ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided...

Kansas House panel rejects same-day voter registration bill

Feb. 21, 2019 7:49 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican-controlled legislative committee has rejected a Democratic proposal to allow Kansas residents to register to vote on the same day they cast their ballots. The House Elections Committee's vote Thursday was 7-5 against the measure. The state's current registration deadline is...