Local elections

FILE - In this March 5, 2018, file photo, high school students from lake Oswego, Ore., hold a rally for gun control on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol. Some residents of an Oregon county are asking voters to support a proposed ballot measure that would bar local officials from enforcing any gun control law and uphold gun rights outlined in the Constitution. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
April 23, 2018 - 7:39 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Some residents of an Oregon county are asking voters to support a proposed ballot measure that would bar local officials from enforcing any gun control law and uphold gun rights outlined in the Constitution. The proposed Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance was filed with the...
Read More
April 18, 2018 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor of Washington, D.C., and a majority of the council are voicing support for letting 16-year-olds vote for president. Local media report that the measure would lower the voting age from 18 for both federal and local elections. Council approval would make the nation's...
Read More
In this photo taken Monday, April 9, 2018, Lillian Lennon poses for a photo in Anchorage, Alaska. Lennon, a transgender teenager, was a field organizer who helped defeat a bathroom bill before Anchorage voters this month, the first-ever defeat of such a bill by voters in an election. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
April 12, 2018 - 7:36 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska's largest city have become the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill referendum that asked them to require people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender at birth. Anchorage voters turned down a proposition that...
Read More
April 11, 2018 - 4:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — An official says a Maryland city is the first in the state to conduct its city elections through the Postal Service. The Washington Post reports the Rockville City Council voted Monday to move its city elections to a vote-by-mail format, meaning its registered voters will receive...
Read More
In this April 4, 2018 photo, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, left, applauds as U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., answers a question during a town hall meeting examining economic justice 50 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
April 06, 2018 - 11:43 am
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — As Bernie Sanders contemplates making another president bid in 2020, the Vermont senator still is searching for the right way to attract more black voters who backed Hillary Clinton and effectively denied him the Democratic nomination in 2016. His challenge was on...
Read More
FILE - In this June. 1, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge and Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate, Rebecca Dallet poses for a photo in Madison, Wis. The battle for a supposedly nonpartisan seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court is a partisan-driven slugfest that both sides see as a possible harbinger of voter attitudes heading into the fall midterms. Sensing that a victory in Tuesday's election could be a momentum-builder, a bevy of national Democrats has endorsed Rebecca Dallet, a Milwaukee County judge, over her opponent Michael Screnock, a judge appointed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
April 03, 2018 - 10:14 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Wisconsin Supreme Court election (all times local): 9:14 p.m. Liberal Rebecca Dallet says her victory in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race over conservative Michael Screnock shows that voters are tired of special interests and want to have a "fair and independent...
Read More
April 03, 2018 - 5:29 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A voter in a tiny northeast Wisconsin town wants to bring ducks to the polling station along with a sign that reads: "If you don't vote, you can't squawk." Winneconne town clerk Yvonne Zobel says the voter asked town officials Tuesday whether she could bring three caged ducks...
Read More
Supporters of presidential candidate Carlos Alvarado, with the Citizen Action Party, cheer after polls closed during a presidential election runoff in San Jose, Costa Rica, Sunday, April 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
April 02, 2018 - 12:01 am
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica's governing party won a big presidential election victory Sunday as many voters rejected an evangelical pastor who had jumped into political prominence by campaigning against same-sex marriage. The head of the Supreme Electoral Council, Luis Antonio Sobrado,...
Read More
March 31, 2018 - 2:59 pm
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Peg Lautenschlager, the first woman to serve as Wisconsin attorney general, has died. She was 62. Bill Rippl, her husband, says she died early Saturday surrounded by family at their home in Fond du Lac. She had been diagnosed with brain cancer. Lautenschlager had served as...
Read More
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2005, file photo, Barbara Chan protests the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the founder of the Crips gang, outside of San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. The battle over California's voter-backed effort to resume executions is beginning in earnest, with state officials and death penalty supporters moving to end court orders that have blocked executions since 2006. State officials and a former NFL player whose family was murdered are asking a Marin County judge on March 28, 2018, to lift his injunction, arguing that California now has the necessary regulations switching to a single lethal dose of powerful barbiturates to execute condemned inmates. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
March 27, 2018 - 7:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the effort to resume executions in California (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A judge in California has tentatively decided to lift his order that had blocked the state from carrying out executions by lethal injection since 2012. Marin County Superior Court...
Read More