Latest Mayoral elections News

SC city's mayor decides not to seek reelection

Jun. 19, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — After 12 years, residents in one South Carolina city will be getting new leadership. Spartanburg Mayor Junie White announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection. White has led the City of Spartanburg for three terms...

NYC mayoral primary will be big test for ranked vote system

Jun. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters will likely pick the next mayor of New York City next week in a Democratic primary that will also be a major test of ranked choice voting, a system that lets voters rank several candidates in order of preference instead of choosing just one. Two...

8 file petitions to become next Cleveland mayor

Jun. 17, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eight candidates have filed petitions to become Cleveland’s next mayor. The nonpartisan race is considered wide open after Frank Jackson announced last month that he would not seek a fifth four-year term. Jackson is the longest-serving mayor in...

Last debate for NYC mayoral candidates; early voting ongoing

Jun. 16, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The candidates running in the Democratic primary to be New York City's next mayor made their pitches to voters in the final televised debate on Wednesday, even as early voting has begun. As in prior debates, the candidates were asked about a rise in...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 16, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

Newsday. June 9, 2021. Editorial: Plan for MTA goes off track For a brief moment, there seemed to be a path forward for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that would allow two seasoned transit leaders to share the conductor’s seat and...

Cleveland's 'boy mayor' in 1970s announces another bid

Jun. 14, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Dubbed the “boy mayor” of Cleveland as a 31-year-old, Dennis Kucinich announced Monday that he will make another bid for the office more than 40 years later. During an afternoon news conference from a bluff overlooking downtown, Kucinich vowed to...

Gun tossed from bus lands near NYC mayoral campaign office

Jun. 14, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A gun that someone threw out of a bus landed outside a campaign office of New York City mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, authorities said. The incident started at around 1:45 p.m. Sunday when two men got into an argument...

Poland's ruling nationalists suffer defeat in local race

Jun. 14, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling nationalist party has suffered a loss in a mayoral race in a Polish city, a vote that was being watched for signs of how strong the party's support is after nearly six years of governing the country. The next general elections are...

Early voting starts in NY, candidates urge people to polls

Jun. 12, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Candidates in New York City's heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary on Saturday urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off. The start of early voting around the state marks the homestretch to primary election day...

Crime leads voter concerns as NYC mayoral primary approaches

Jun. 11, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of crime is back as a political issue in New York City. For the first time in years it could be a prime factor in who voters pick as their next mayor. Early voting begins Saturday in the city's party primaries. Ballots are being cast as the city is...