Latest Municipal elections News

Neary to challenge Omaha Mayor Stothert in May election

Apr. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, a Republican, will face Democrat RJ Neary in the May 11 mayoral election, the Douglas County Election Commission said Friday. The commission announced the results after counting 12,000 absentee ballots turned in during...

Wisconsin Supreme Court says don't purge voters from rolls

Apr. 09, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state elections commission should not remove from the rolls voters flagged as possibly having moved, something Democrats fought and conservatives have wanted done for nearly two years. The court’s...

House votes to move up state primary from September to June

Apr. 08, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House approved a bill Thursday to move the date of the state primary from September to June and allow an earlier filing period, giving more time for a prevailing candidate to raise money and campaign. The bill, which passed the...

No one in small southwest Missouri town voted on Tuesday

Apr. 08, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

LA RUSSELL, Mo. (AP) — Local elections in April generally attract few voters but a small southwest Missouri town hit a new low this week when not one of its 70 residents cast a ballot. Jasper County Clerk Charlie Davis said his office checked several times to confirm...

South Korea's opposition party wins 2 key local elections

Apr. 08, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s conservative opposition party has won sweeping victories in mayoral by-elections in the country’s two biggest cities, a blow to President Moon Jae-in ahead of next year’s presidential vote. Oh Se-hoon of the opposition...

Incumbent Stothert likely to face Neary for Omaha mayor

Apr. 07, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha’s current mayor, Republican Jean Stothert, appears likely to face Democratic challenger and commercial real estate broker RJ Neary in the May 11 general election for Omaha mayor. Stothert held a commanding lead in the five-person primary...

Anchorage mayoral race could be decided in runoff election

Apr. 07, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two candidates on opposite ends of the political spectrum were leading the race to become the mayor of Alaska’s largest city, but it wasn’t yet clear if any of the 15 candidates would emerge with enough votes to avoid a runoff election. Only...

Mississippi primaries narrow fields for municipal offices

Apr. 07, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mayors of Mississippi's two largest cities easily won party primaries Tuesday and will advance to the general election as they seek another four years in office. Chokwe Antar Lumumba defeated two candidates in the Democratic primary in Jackson....

Mississippi cities hold primaries for mayor, other offices

Apr. 07, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Many Mississippi cities were holding party primaries Tuesday to choose nominees for mayor and other offices. Tupelo and Moss Point are among the places where the incumbent mayor did not seek reelection for a four-year term that begins July 1. ...

A chance to 'rise': St. Louis elects 1st Black female mayor

Apr. 06, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system’s “arrest and incarcerate” model, won election Tuesday and will take over as the first Black female mayor in a city beset by yet another wave of violent crime. ...