Voting

City Council

Runoff in Orlando City Council District 5 special election | #citycouncil

The city of Orlando District’s 5 special election is now down to two candidates. Shaniqua “Shan” Rose and Travaris McCurdy will square off in a runoff election on June 18, after Tuesday’s District 5 special election.This after none of the candidates in last week’s special election to replace Regina Hill received 50% of the vote. […]

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Alabama

State, local elections offer good news for democracy • Alabama Reflector | #elections | #alabama

The big news out of Tuesday’s elections was wins for Democrats and for reproductive rights in Ohio, Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. But small “d” democracy also had a good night: Virginians elected pro-voting majorities in both chambers, stymieing efforts to pass restrictive new voting laws. Ohioans turned out in large numbers to pass two popular […]

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Alabama

Deep red Utah wants to keep voting by mail • Alabama Reflector | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

When it comes to voting by mail, Utah is not your typical deep red state. In 2020, when many states scrambled to implement mail-in voting so voters had a safe way to cast a ballot during the pandemic, Utah already had a system. Republican conspiracy theories questioning the integrity of voting by mail in the tumultuous aftermath of the […]

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Alabama

Ivey signs bill banning ranked-choice voting into law | #elections | #alabama

Alabama lawmakers are trying to get ahead of a trending option for voters to select public officials through a preferential ballot. Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed Senate Bill 186 by Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, which prohibits ranked-choice voting from being used in Alabama all the way down to the local level. Instead of being […]

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Alabama

U.S. House panel debates voting by noncitizens, which is already illegal • Alabama Reflector | #elections | #alabama

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the U.S. House Administration Committee argued at a Thursday hearing that there is a need for legislative action to bar noncitizens from voting in federal elections — even though voting by noncitizens in federal elections is extremely rare and already illegal. “American elections are for American citizens and we intend to keep […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas Supreme Court overturns ruling challenging state election laws • Arkansas Advocate

This story was updated at 4:30 p.m. to include additional comments.   The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a lower court’s ruling and dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of four election-related laws approved by the state Legislature in 2021.  The League of Women Voters of Arkansas filed the suit in Pulaski County Circuit […]

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Alabama

UAW’s push to unionize factories in South faces latest test in vote at 2 Mercedes plants in Alabama | #elections | #alabama

DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union faces the latest test of its ambitious plan to unionize auto plants in the historically nonunion South when a vote ends Friday at two Mercedes-Benz factories near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The voting at the two Mercedes factories — one an assembly plant, the other a battery-making facility — comes […]

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Mayor

Election results: 2024 Baltimore mayoral primary

Baltimore election results: 2024 primary election – mayoral, City Council president races Refresh this page often: Get Maryland election results as they come into the 11 Newsroom Updated: 11:11 PM EDT May 14, 2024 2024 MARYLAND VOTERS HAVE CAST THEIR BALLOTS, AND TONIGHT WE’RE STARTING TO SEE SOME OF THE RESULTS. THANK YOU FOR JOINING […]

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Alabama

Why are women still voting for Republicans? | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Pardon me, ma’am, but why are you voting for Republicans?  No, seriously, I’m asking you. I’d really like to understand it, because right now, I so clearly do not. Not at all. Not even a little bit.  I simply cannot fathom how any petty social issue, like which bathrooms people use or whether library books […]

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Alabama

Alabama lawmakers approve legislation to ensure President Biden is on the November ballot | #elections | #alabama

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama officials on Thursday approved legislation to ensure President Joe Biden will appear on the state’s November ballot, mirroring accommodations the state made four years ago for then-President Donald Trump. The House of Representatives voted 93-0 for the legislation. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed the bill into […]

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