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Citizens-only voting, photo ID and income tax changes could become NC amendments on 2024 ballots

Jun. 20, 2024 17:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Senate is considering a slew of elections-related measures including three proposed constitutional amendments designed to give voters a say in the law-making process. GOP senators are trying to advance the legislation quickly as an indefinite...

A German town's referendum on culling pigeons has led to an uproar by animal rights activists

Jun. 20, 2024 13:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An ongoing fight between residents and animal rights activists over whether to cull pigeons in a small German town has led to an uproar — even though a majority of the residents voted in favor of culling the birds in a referendum earlier this month. On Thursday,...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 11, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. June 6, 2024. Editorial: Missouri GOP just can’t stop trying to deny the voters their say Missouri voters on Nov. 5 will be given the choice to limit their own electoral choices. Also, to outlaw a form of voting that’s already illegal and...

North Carolina Republicans seek fall referendum on citizen-only voting in constitution

Jun. 05, 2024 23:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a move that could boost fall turnout among conservatives, North Carolina Republican legislators advanced a proposed constitutional amendment Wednesday to make it clear that only U.S. citizens can vote in the state. It would retool language on the books that already limits...

Slovenia opposition demands referendum on Palestinian state recognition, could delay parliament vote

Jun. 03, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The main opposition party in Slovenia on Monday filed a motion demanding a referendum on the government decision to recognize a Palestinian state, which could delay the formal recognition vote in parliament. Slovenia's government last week endorsed a...

Last round of voting begins in mammoth Indian election, a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decade in power

May. 31, 2024 21:36 PM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Last round of voting begins in mammoth Indian election, a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decade in power.

French President Macron says he won't rush through voting reforms that triggered New Caledonia riots

May. 23, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday on a visit to riot-hit New Caledonia that he won’t force through the contested voting reform that sparked the French Pacific territory's deadly unrest, saying he wants local leaders to come up with an alternate agreement for the archipelago’s...

Tough-on-crime challenger leading in race for district attorney in Portland, Oregon

May. 22, 2024 06:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A centrist candidate who has vowed to be tough on crime was leading in the race for top prosecutor in Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, in a contest that was seen as a referendum on voter concerns over homelessness, public drug use and disorder. ...

Ecuadorians vote overwhelmingly in referendum to approve toughening fight against gangs

Apr. 22, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s fledgling president got a resounding victory Sunday in a referendum that he touted as a way to crack down on criminal gangs behind a spiraling wave of violence. An official quick count showed that Ecuadorians overwhelmingly voted “yes” to all...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Apr. 10, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader Telegram. April 4, 2024. Editorial: Time to reassess school funding This week’s election results were split for school districts seeking voter approval for spending. The votes themselves are nothing new. School districts in Wisconsin have a...