Turkey’s Erdogan sparks spat with Australia, New Zealand
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has sparked an acute diplomatic spat with far-off New Zealand and Australia, referring to a key World War I campaign and the more recent Christchurch...
AG’s office looks at several town election complaints
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire attorney general's office says four cases have been opened in response to complaints alleging illegal campaign activity stemming from town elections on March...
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president showed parts of a video taken by the attacker who killed 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand to comment on what he called rising...
Protests erupt in Congo over local election results
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Witnesses say at least one person is dead after protests over local elections turned violent in Congo.
Members of President Felix Tshisekedi's Union for Democracy and...
Concord to make local elections more accessible to blind
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Concord has committed to provide accessible voting facilities for blind and visually impaired voters in future local elections.
Man accused of voting in 2 towns during local elections
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been accused of voting in two communities during town elections last year.
Attorney General Gordon MacDonald says 30-year-old Douglas Carl Smith,...
Teen works to get youth vote on the ballot
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Brattleboro voters will decide on Town Meeting Day if 16- and 17-year-olds should be able to vote in local elections. For the teenager who's been working on the ballot...
Georgia voting problems highlighted in congressional hearing
ATLANTA (AP) — Strict voter registration requirements, polling place confusion and other obstacles Georgia voters faced in 2018 show why federal oversight of elections is still needed in places...
The Latest: Georgia voting problems highlighted at hearing
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a congressional field hearing in Atlanta on voting problems (all times local):
Recount set for Saturday in disputed Kentucky House district
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Local election officials have scheduled a recount for a Kentucky House race decided by one vote.
The Daviess County Board of Elections will recount results from House District 13 on Saturday. Local election officials say they plan to finish the recount in one day.
Dodge City plans 2 new polling sites as legal fees mount
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Amid mounting legal fees in a lawsuit that seeks to expand voting access, Ford County is expected to announce two new polling locations in Dodge City for this year's local elections.
Cities and towns to be reimbursed $1.1M for election costs
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts communities will be reimbursed more than $1.1 million for the unfunded costs of early voting in the 2018 general election.
State Auditor Suzanne Bump last month surveyed city and town clerks to add up the costs associated with early voting in the midterm elections — and whether any of those costs could be considered an unfunded mandate.
Taiwan leader appoints new premier following election loss
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen appointed a close political ally as premier during a Cabinet reshuffle Friday following the ruling party's heavy election losses and growing pressure from rival China.
Lawsuit claims North Carolina sheriff sworn in despite law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A second North Carolina election that employed political consultants involved in the country's last unresolved congressional race is being challenged, and the Democrat who was forced out as sheriff after an apparent narrow loss is demanding his job back.
Judge bars enforcement of online political ad law on media
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Parts of a Maryland law aimed at stopping foreign interference in local elections on social media platforms such as Facebook appear to encroach on the First Amendment, a federal judge has ruled.
President Tsai says Taiwanese want to maintain self-rule
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese treasure their autonomy from China, the leader of the self-governing island said Tuesday, warning city and county officials to be open about and exercise caution in any dialogue with the Chinese.
President Tsai Ing-wen's remarks come after major gains by a Beijing-friendly opposition party in local elections in late November.
Florida election officials prepare to register former felons
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Many of Florida's local election officials — who have been unable to get any clear instructions recently from the state — said they will start adding voters to the rolls in January even if they had been convicted of felony crimes.
The state's voters in November approved Amendment 4, which says most felons will automatically have their voting rights restored when they complete their sentences.
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Kremlin candidate wins Far East governorship in repeat vote
MOSCOW (AP) — Russians living in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai elected a Kremlin-backed candidate for governor Sunday after the results from a previous election were thrown out due to alleged voting fraud.
Local election officials said the acting governor of the region, Oleg Kozhemyako, won 61.8 percent of the votes after more than 99 percent of the ballots had been counted in the Russian region on the Sea of Japan.
Report: Kansas election officials reject voter fraud claims
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Election officials in Kansas counties don't believe voter fraud is a problem in the state, according to a survey of local election officials released Friday that counters Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's unsupported claims that voter fraud is widespread.
Maduro’s grip on Venezuela tightens, warns of Trump threat
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Socialist President Nicolas Maduro further consolidated power in Venezuelan local elections Sunday, while accusing President Donald Trump of plotting to overthrow him.
The majority of nearly 2,500 council seats spread across the crisis-stricken country went to members of Maduro's United Socialist Party of Venezuela, election officials loyal to Maduro said.
Clarification: Alderman-Key Missed Vote story
HOXIE, Ark. (AP) — In a story Dec. 6, The Associated Press reported that Cliff Farmer, an Arkansas political candidate who missed voting for himself in a local election, was vacationing in Florida. Farmer was on a work-related trip.
Apathy high as Venezuela holds weekend local elections
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A handful of anti-government candidates in this weekend's elections for local council seats in Venezuela did their best to campaign on the street one evening under the flash of passing headlights in an eastern neighborhood of the capital.
Nobody stopped to hear their pitches.
Widespread apathy grips Venezuelans, who are being asked to cast ballots in Sunday's elections for 2,459 local council members across the country.
Analysis: Strong opposition results challenge Taiwan’s Tsai
BEIJING (AP) — A strong showing by Taiwan's opposition Nationalist Party in local elections over the weekend presents a major challenge to independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen as she grapples with growing economic, political and military pressure from rival China.
Taiwan ruling party suffers major defeat in local elections
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's ruling party was handed a major defeat in local elections Saturday that were seen as a referendum on the administration of the island's independence-leaning president amid growing economic and political pressure from China.
The Latest: Taiwanese reject gay marriage, new Olympic name
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Taiwan (all times local):
Voters in Taiwan have approved a referendum opposing same-sex marriage while rejecting a proposal to change the name of its Olympic team to Taiwan from the current Chinese Taipei.
The referendums were among 10 on the ballot during island-wide city mayoral elections Saturday that dealt a major setback to President Tsai Ing-wen's independence-leaning party.
Nationalists support Erdogan in vote for Turkey’s big cities
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's main nationalist party has announced it will support President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party in three major cities in the upcoming local elections.
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China’s pressure on Tsai weighs on local Taiwan elections
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China's pressure campaign looms large as Taiwan holds local elections Saturday in what is seen partly as a referendum on the policies of independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen.
New Mexico election official seeks same-day registration
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver will urge state lawmakers to expand automated voter registration at state agency offices and embrace other initiatives aimed at encouraging voter participation, after record-breaking turnout in the state's midterm election.
Winner in New York House race could be determined this week
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The winner of a tight Congressional race in upstate New York could be determined this week if local election officials complete their count of absentee ballots.
As of Monday, Democrat Anthony Brindisi was beating Republican U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney by more than 3,000 votes. Officials in three of the district's eight counties are still tallying thousands of absentee ballots and hope to complete their count by Thanksgiving.
Senior ruling party suffers losses in Slovak local elections
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Independent candidates won the most seats in Slovakia's local elections, while the senior ruling party of former populist Prime Minister Robert Fico suffered losses.
It was the first election since massive anti-government protests triggered by the slaying of an investigative journalist forced the collapse of Fico's government. The same three coalition parties created a new government.
Taipei mayor candidates face off in televised debate
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The candidates vying to become the mayor of Taiwan's capital, Taipei, faced off in a televised debate on Saturday, two weeks before a host of local elections seen as a barometer of the ruling party's popularity.
Provisional ballots key focus in Georgia governor’s race
ATLANTA (AP) — With Democrat Stacey Abrams insisting there are enough votes to keep her in Georgia's fiercely contested governor's race, a key focus will be an estimated 21,300 provisional ballots and whether those will help her make enough of a dent in Republican Brian Kemp's lead to trigger a December runoff.
Montpelier approves non-citizen voting in local elections
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Vermont's capital city have approved seeking a charter change to allow non-U.S. citizens to vote in municipal elections.
The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reports Montpelier is the first Vermont city or town to pass the measure.
North Dakota residents have voted to explicitly bar non-U.S. citizens from voting in federal, state and local elections
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota residents have voted to explicitly bar non-U.S. citizens from voting in federal, state and local elections.
Volunteers flock to Dodge City to give Election Day rides
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Volunteers from across the nation came to Dodge City on Election Day to give voters a ride to the city's only polling site located outside city limits more than a mile from the nearest bus stop.
Polish ruling party chief puts best face on election results
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of Poland's populist ruling party on Tuesday hailed its showing in local elections as an "all-out victory" despite the party's failure to win mayoral races in any of Poland's large cities.
In an apparent face-saving measure, Jaroslaw Kaczynski said "our victory is not subject to the slightest doubt" and called the results a good sign for his Law and Justice party in next year's parliamentary elections.
US election systems more secure, but voting problems persist
ATLANTA (AP) — Tuesday's midterm elections will mark the first nationwide voting since Russia targeted state election systems in the 2016 presidential race, with federal, state and local officials seeking to reassure the public their voting systems are secure.
There have been no signs so far that Russia or any other foreign actor has tried to launch cyberattacks against voting systems in any state, according to federal authorities.
Poland: Exit poll gives centrists edge in key mayoral races
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An exit poll suggested Poland's populist ruling party lost mayoral runoff elections Sunday in key cities including Krakow and Gdansk, though it wasn't immediately clear how hundreds of other local races were leaning.
Poland's local elections have received more international attention this year amid the rise of populist governments in other parts of Europe and around the world.
The Latest: Exit poll: Poland ruling party losing mayorships
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on local elections in Poland (all times local):
An exit poll suggests Poland's populist ruling party has lost mayoral elections in Krakow and Gdansk in local runoff votes.
Runoff races for mayor in 649 cities, towns and local municipalities took place on Sunday, two weeks after a first round of voting. Projections were not immediately available for most places.
Montpelier considers bonds, non-citizen voting
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Voters in Vermont's capitol city will decide whether to approve bonds to pay for a public parking garage and upgrades to a wastewater treatment as well as whether non-US citizens should be able to vote in local elections.
Missouri voter turnout projected at nearly 55 percent
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri election officials are expecting voter turnout in Tuesday's midterm election to be the highest in more than two decades.
Estimates submitted to the state by local election officials project that nearly 2.3 million people will cast ballots. That would equal almost 55 percent of registered voters.
The last presidential midterm election to exceed that mark was in 1994, when 59 percent of registered voters cast ballots.
First elections for Druze in Israeli Golan divide community
EIN QINIYA, Golan Heights (AP) — Sameera Rada Emran's face should be everywhere. The 46-year-old Druze resident of the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights is running to head her village's local council. But there are no posters bearing her image or campaign ads bellowing her name.
City fails to say ‘postage required’ on 10K ballot envelopes
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 10,000 absentee ballot envelopes sent to voters by the Board of Elections in the nation's capital did not feature a reminder to include stamps.
Nebraska lawmaker wants to lower voting age to 16
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator wants to lower the Nebraska voting age to 16, saying today's 16-year-olds are fully capable of helping other voters choose people to represent them in state and local offices.
"Voting is a habit," Lincoln Sen. Anna Wishart said at a legislative forum Wednesday in Lincoln. "I think we do ourselves a disservice by not starting that habit at 16."
Polish ruling populists take majority in regional assemblies
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling populist party, Law and Justice, won 254 of the 552 seats in regional assemblies in local elections last weekend, with 194 going to the key opposition coalition, the state electoral commission said Thursday.
Correction: San Francisco-Immigrant Voting story
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Oct. 23 about noncitizens being allowed to vote in the upcoming San Francisco school board election, The Associated Press wrongly cited the annual budget of the San Francisco Unified School District. It is nearly $900 million.
A corrected version of the story is below:
San Francisco is allowing noncitizens to vote, but few will
Officials confirm ruling conservatives’ defeat in Warsaw
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's electoral officials say a pro-European Union opposition party has defeated the ruling conservatives in local elections in Warsaw.
Sunday's nationwide elections were a popularity test for the conservatives, whose policies have drawn street protests and prompted clashes with EU leaders.
Florida Democrats sue to extend voter registration deadline
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A partisan brushfire blew up Tuesday over voter registration deadlines in the battleground state of Florida after Hurricane Michael's approach disrupted registration in the state's Panhandle region.
The Florida Democratic Party sued in federal court, asking a judge to extend the state's registration deadline by at least a week.