- Monitor named to oversee Hartford elections Updated: Aug-02-15 1:56 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The city of Hartford will soon have an election monitor.
- Ex-Public Service Commissioner Dunn seeks return to office Updated: Jul-31-15 8:37 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Former Public Service Commissioner Terry Dunn, who drew political pushback after fighting for a review of power rates, said Friday that he is seeking a return to office.
- Judge won't dismiss Greenwood mayor election challenge Updated: Jul-31-15 4:04 pm
GREENWOOD, Mississippi - A judge has denied a request from Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams to throw out a challenger's lawsuit over the results of the 2013 election.
- Democrat Hensley enters Missouri attorney general's race Updated: Jul-31-15 3:51 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Former Cass County prosecutor Teresa Hensley says she's seeking the Democratic nomination for Missouri attorney general, which had briefly become a one-candidate race when Scott Sifton dropped out to seek re-election to the state Senate.
- North Carolina elections official faces removal over posts Updated: Jul-31-15 12:25 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Republican elections official in North Carolina will face removal over racially tinged Facebook posts praising the Confederacy and suggesting black protestors aren't "productive good citizens" with jobs, like whites.
- Group wants ballot measure seeking $15 an hour minimum wage Updated: Jul-31-15 11:28 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Kansas City coalition of civil rights and social justice organizations says the city's plan to raise the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2020 doesn't go far enough and is demanding a November vote on pushing it to $15.
- Port Angeles decides not to put fluoride question on ballot Updated: Jul-30-15 8:05 am
PORT ANGELES, Washington - The Port Angeles City Council has decided against asking voters in November whether the city should stop adding fluoride to the city's water system.
- Voters to elect new Harrison County school superintendent Updated: Jul-29-15 5:28 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Henry Arledge is retiring after 36 years as superintendent of Harrison County School District. He's telling voters who are trying to decide among the four candidates vying for his position that it's a tough and big-time job.
- Craighead County sends out final bills for uncollected fees Updated: Jul-28-15 10:53 am
JONESBORO, Arkansas - The Craighead County Election Commission has sent final bills to all but one of the cities and towns in the county for election fees that went uncollected since 2008.
- Diverse, non-cool East Portland seeks greater representation Updated: Jul-27-15 4:37 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland may be known for fashionable hipsters, devotion to public transit, locally sourced chickens and artisanal food carts. But a part of this city by the river counters the narrative of livable, weird, predominantly white 'Portlandia.'
- Minor parties get court win in ballot-access lawsuit Updated: Jul-24-15 7:21 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A federal judge threw out provisions in Pennsylvania law on Friday that he said make it unconstitutionally difficult for independent or minor political party candidates to get onto ballots because of the threat of costly court challenges.
- Texas high court: Repeal Houston law or put before voters Updated: Jul-24-15 12:21 pm
HOUSTON - The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that Houston officials must either repeal the city's equal rights ordinance or place it on the November ballot.
- Ukraine's justice ministry bars Communists from elections Updated: Jul-24-15 8:10 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's justice ministry has barred three Communist parties from running in the upcoming local elections, citing recent legislation.
- 2 Leflore schools remaining as election precincts Updated: Jul-24-15 4:23 am
GREENWOOD, Mississippi - Two Leflore County schools will still be used as voting precincts this year, despite earlier consideration of moving the polling places.
- Portland City Council considers raising minimum wage Updated: Jul-21-15 4:04 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The Portland City Council is considering two initiatives that aim to raise minimum wage in the city.
- Former mayoral candidate convicted in false 911 calls case Updated: Jul-21-15 3:47 pm
PITTSBURGH - A community activist and former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate has been convicted of several misdemeanors for what authorities said were scores of false 911 calls from his house last year.
- Mathematician says Kansas voting machines need to be audited Updated: Jul-20-15 3:34 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A mathematician at Wichita State University who wanted to check the accuracy of some Kansas voting machines after finding odd patterns in election returns is finding out how difficult it can be to get government officials to turn over public documents.
- Chair of Clark County Democratic Party elected to 3rd term Updated: Jul-20-15 2:40 pm
LAS VEGAS - The Clark County Democratic Party has re-elected its chairman to a third two-year term.
- Conservative wins mayoral election in Argentina's capital Updated: Jul-19-15 9:01 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Conservative Horacio Rodriguez Larreta won Sunday's mayoral run-off election in Buenos Aires, in a closer race than his opposition party had hoped for in the capital ahead of presidential voting later this year.
- Southwest Oregon county puts pot sales on fall ballot Updated: Jul-17-15 10:02 am
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Voters will decide in 2016 whether to bar marijuana sales in the unincorporated parts of Douglas County.
- Ukraine calls local elections but not in rebel-held east Updated: Jul-17-15 9:26 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian parliament on Friday voted to call local elections across the country in October, but not in the rebel-occupied east.
- New Clark GOP chair: Goal is running competent organization Updated: Jul-16-15 6:14 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The newly elected chairman of the Clark County Republican Party said his priority will be running the kind of competent, efficient organization needed to get Republicans elected to office.
- Rep. Tammie Wilson to run for borough mayor Updated: Jul-16-15 3:06 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Rep. Tammie Wilson has filed a letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission to run for mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
- Judge: No recount in close election for Milledgeville mayor Updated: Jul-16-15 7:46 am
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia - A judge says a mere 35-vote margin isn't close enough to trigger an automatic recount in a special election for mayor of Milledgeville.
- Arkansas county raises sales tax to help hospital reopen Updated: Jul-15-15 5:04 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Crittenden County voters approved a temporary sales tax increase of 1 percentage point to help reopen a hospital that closed last September because of money problems.