ISTANBUL (AP) — Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition candidate who won an Istanbul mayoral election that was voided weeks later, retook office in Turkey's largest city following his repeat win, a...
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't lost many elections since the conservative party he co-founded took control of the government in 2002. But the party's rare defeat in...
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's repeated mayoral election in Istanbul (all times local):
Tens of thousands of people attended an election night celebration after a...
ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold...
Turkey: Key facts in Istanbul’s rerun election
ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul return to the polls Sunday for a rerun of the Turkish city's mayoral election. Turkey's top election authority voided the first vote, which an opposition...
Istanbul’s candidates in re-run of mayoral election
ISTANBUL (AP) — A look at the two main candidates running for mayor of Istanbul in Sunday's repeat election. The re-run follows an election board decision to annul the results of the March 31...
ISTANBUL (AP) — Millions of voters in Istanbul go back to the polls for a controversial mayoral election re-run Sunday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party tries to wrest back control of...
Istanbul mayoral candidates face off in rare debate
ISTANBUL (AP) — The two leading contenders for Istanbul mayor faced off in a political debate Sunday, a week before the city is set to hold a repeat of the election an opposition candidate won and...
The Latest: Denver polls close in mayor’s race
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on Denver's runoff mayoral election (all times local):
Polls have closed in a Denver mayoral runoff election that's featured feisty debate over the...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's main opposition party on Wednesday appealed to the country's top electoral body to annul local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts, as well as last year's...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's top election authority voided the Istanbul mayoral election won by an opposition candidate and ordered a do-over, ruling Monday in favor of a request by the...
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on disputed mayoral elections in Turkey (all times local):
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman says the voiding of the mayoral...
DALLAS (AP) — Voters in Fort Worth reelected Mayor Betsy Price for a historic fifth term while mayoral races in Dallas and San Antonio are headed to runoffs.
HOUSTON (AP) — Police have arrested two suspects in the investigation of $5 million worth of art and other items stolen from the mansion of attorney and Houston mayoral candidate Tony...
DALLAS (AP) — Three cities that are among the largest in Texas, with a combined population of more than 3.5 million people, are holding mayoral elections Saturday.
Judge hears challenge to Mississippi mayoral election
MACON, Miss. (AP) — A special judge will decide the next step in a losing candidate's challenge to a mayoral election in northeast Mississippi.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Democrat and a Republican are the final two candidates in the officially nonpartisan race to be Lincoln's next mayor.
Republican Cyndi Lamm and Democrat Leirion Gaylor...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party said Tuesday it will seek a re-run of the March 31 mayoral election in Istanbul, citing alleged...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's ruling party said Sunday it will appeal for a full recount of all votes cast in Istanbul's mayoral election, which the opposition narrowly won in a major setback for...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago's mayoral election (all times local):
Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot says she's "got a lot of hard work ahead" as she prepares to...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago mayoral election (all times local):
Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot says the city's voters have created a movement for change.
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a municipal election in an Oklahoma City suburb that includes a candidate who died in December (all times local):
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party led Sunday's mayoral elections but suffered setbacks as the opposition regained hold of the capital Ankara and made...
NY village holding mayoral election with no candidates
POLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York village is holding a mayoral election with no candidates.
The Observer-Dispatch of Utica says the election on Tuesday is supposed to choose a...
The Latest: 2 black women advance in Chicago mayor race
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago mayoral election (all times local):
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will face former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot...
Gradisar on track to become Pueblo’s first mayor in decades
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Pueblo is getting its first mayor in decades.
Ballots in Tuesday's runoff mayoral election are still being counted in the southern Colorado city but there aren't expected to be enough votes to erase the lead of attorney Nick Gradisar.
Pueblo has had a city council and city manager form of government. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that Gradisar led the charge to switch back to a mayoral form of government in 2017.
Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender to seek third 2-year term
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender says he'll seek a third two-year term in office.
The former police chief defeated two-term incumbent mayor Sam Kooiker (KWAY'-kur) in 2015 and ran unopposed in 2017.
The Rapid City Journal reports that this year's mayoral election is June 4.
Longtime GOP state senator enters Indianapolis mayor’s race
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A longtime Republican state senator is entering the race to challenge Democratic Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.
Sen. Jim Merritt announced his campaign Thursday, saying the city needs to more aggressively attack problems with crime, low morale among police officers and homelessness.
Erdogan picks ex-prime minister to run for Istanbul mayor
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president has nominated a former prime minister to run for mayor of Istanbul next year.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Binali Yildirim would be the ruling Justice and Development Party's candidate to lead Turkey's biggest city.
Erdogan served as Istanbul's mayor for four years before founding the party in 2001.
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.
Charleston city clerk resigning after losing bid for mayor
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two weeks after he lost in the mayoral election, the city clerk of West Virginia's capital says he is resigning.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail quotes JB Akers in a Tuesday report as saying he's resigning as Charleston clerk. Jones has been in the role under Mayor Danny Jones since 2015.
Akers says he didn't intend to continue in his position regardless of the election's outcome. He says the new administration should decide its city clerk.
EU blocks aid to Moldova over democratic concerns
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — The European Union will suspend 100 million euros ($114 million) of aid to Moldova over concerns about its democracy and the slow pace of reforms in the former Soviet republic.
Peter Michalko, head of the EU delegation in Moldova, said Tuesday the funds would be frozen partly due to a June mayoral election in the capital that was invalidated.
Pueblo’s election for mayor heads to January runoff
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The race to elect Pueblo's first mayor in decades will head to a runoff in January.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports the 16-candidate mayoral election has been whittled down for the runoff to two candidates, attorney Nick Gradisar and former city council president Steve Nawrocki.
Portland mayor files initial paperwork for 2019 election
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland's incumbent mayor has filed initial paperwork that allows him to begin raising money for next year's mayoral race.
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.
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.
New Orleans mayor plans to remove 20 traffic cameras
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans mayor is planning to remove 20 traffic enforcement cameras across the city.
Local media report Mayor LaToya Cantrell made the announcement Thursday while revealing her proposed 2019 budget to the City Council.
The cameras to be taken down are outside of school zones. There are still about 80 cameras in place in school zones and another 11 still remaining outside of school zones.
Judge won’t dismiss challenge to Mississippi mayor election
MACON, Miss. (AP) — A judge says he won't dismiss a losing candidate's challenge to a mayoral election in northeast Mississippi.
Earlie Henley filed the challenge after losing the Brooksville mayor's race to David Boswell in May 2017.
WTVA-TV reports that special Judge Frank Vollor on Tuesday rejected a request by Boswell to dismiss the challenge during arguments in Macon.
Soglin won’t run for re-election as Madison mayor
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says he will not seek re-election to that post next year, but he's staying in the race for governor.
No one has served as mayor of Madison longer than the 73-year-old Soglin, who was first elected in 1973 at age 27 and has been in and out of office since then.
He was most recently elected in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. He's been mayor for 22 years.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. State Department says the invalidation of recent mayoral elections by the country's top court is "a threat to Moldovan democracy."
Andrei Nastase, a pro-European prosecutor who opposes the Russia-friendly policies of Moldova's government, won Chisinau's June 3 mayoral election, defeating a Socialist candidate who called for closer relations with Moscow.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Moldovan court rejected an appeal Thursday of its ruling to invalidate the results of a local election in the former Soviet republic's capital city.
Andrei Nastase, a pro-European prosecutor who opposes the Russia-friendly policies of Moldova's government, won 52.5 percent of the vote in Chisinau's June 3 mayoral election, defeating a Socialist candidate who called for closer relations with Moscow. About 39 percent of voters cast ballots in the election.
MOSCOW (AP) — The mayor of Russia's fourth-largest city has stepped down to protest a government-promoted law which scrapped mayoral elections.
Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman announced his resignation on Tuesday as the city's legislature, which he also chairs, was about to incorporate the amendment scrapping the mayoral vote. Mayors will now be elected by the legislature instead.
Court bars winner of 2017 mayoral election from office
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois appeals court has ruled the winner of a suburban Chicago mayoral election isn't eligible to hold the position because of a felony conviction.
Roger Agpawa was blocked last summer by a Cook County judge from being sworn-in as Markham's mayor despite garnering 41 percent of the vote in the April 2017 election.
Agpawa said Tuesday he is considering appealing the appellate court decision, handed down last month.
Norwich – An election complaint filed by then-mayoral candidate Peter Nystrom against petitioning candidate Jon Oldfield was dismissed Wednesday, and Oldfield said he is "furious" and is considering a defamation of character suit against Nystrom and the city.
Nystrom won the five-way mayoral election Nov. 7 with 2,499 votes over Democratic candidate Derell Wilson, 1,894 votes, Libertarian William Russell, 338 votes, Oldfield, 338 votes and petitioning candidate Joseph Radecki, 99 votes.
MADRID (AP) — Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he is considering running in Barcelona's mayoral election next year as a candidate for a Spanish pro-business party that opposes Catalan independence.
"I would be interested in continuing in the debate on independence and I'm going to study it," Valls told Spanish public broadcaster TVE when asked about the offer made by the Ciudadanos (Citizens) party.
Mayoral election in Tennessee set following legal battle
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials on Wednesday set May 24 as the day voters will pick a candidate to complete the term of mayor in Tennessee's capital city — a move that follows legal clashes over the date that came after the downfall of a rising politician.
The decision by the Davidson County Election Commission comes after a court battle that went all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court. Voters will choose a candidate to complete the term of former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry.