Latest Municipal elections News

Louisiana high court puts Shreveport mayor back on ballot

Aug. 19, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A north Louisiana mayor can run for reelection, despite providing incorrect information about his address on his qualifying papers, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Friday. A Shreveport resident had sued to knock Mayor Adrian Perkins off the Nov. 8 ballot...

Prosecutor asks for probe into Seattle mayor's deleted texts

Aug. 19, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg has asked Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall to investigate the deletion of text messages in 2020 from the phones of then-Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and other city leaders. Satterberg said Thursday in an emailed statement that it...

Casino referendum won't be on Richmond ballots in November

Aug. 17, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond voters will not be weighing in again this fall on whether to approve a casino in the city. At the request of city officials, a Richmond Circuit Court judge has signed an order to remove the casino referendum question from local ballots in this...

Louisiana high court to rule on mayor's reelection bid

Aug. 16, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana law does not require that a candidate who mistakenly fills in the wrong address on a qualification form must be tossed off the ballot, a lawyer for Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins told the Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday. A lawsuit says Perkins...

Measure on Portland government to appear as-is on ballot

Aug. 15, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Multnomah County judge has ruled that a sweeping proposal to change the form of government and election system in Portland, Oregon, should advance to November’s ballot, rejecting a legal challenge from a city business organization. The Portland Business...

GOP candidates stress urgency at annual Nevada cookout

Aug. 13, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Standing in front of 1,500 Republicans at a rural ranch backdropped by the Sierra Nevada mountains, Nevada’s Republican governor candidate Joe Lombardo referenced the “elephant in the room” without naming him. The second-place finisher in the...

Supreme Court hearing set on Shreveport mayor reelection bid

Aug. 12, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Supreme Court has set arguments for Tuesday on whether Shreveport’s mayor can run for reelection in November after using the wrong address when he signed up for the race. A lawsuit says Mayor Adrian Perkins did not use the address where he claims...

Joe Arpaio loses 3rd comeback bid in town mayoral race

Aug. 10, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio, the 90-year-old former Arizona sheriff who was a once powerful figure in Republican politics but was ousted nearly six years ago amid frustration over his headline-grabbing tactics and legal troubles, was defeated Wednesday in a race for mayor of the affluent suburb...

Former longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses race for mayor of Fountain Hills in his third failed comeback bid in Arizona

Aug. 10, 2022 20:44 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Former longtime Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses race for mayor of Fountain Hills in his third failed comeback bid in Arizona.

Arizona county that saw election snafu to waive city costs

Aug. 10, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona county where the Aug. 2 primary election was beset with multiple issues that led to the firing of its election director will waive the costs for running municipal elections in 11 cities and towns and plans to hire an outside election expert to review what went wrong. ...