Elections

From state to national elections, find the latest news on campaigns, candidates, both democratic and republican parties, election reform, and more.

Mar 24, 2011

The primary election in the city of Danville, Illinois, which was expected to cost the city between $50,000 and $60,000, ended up with a price tag under $50,000, the Danville Commercial News reports.

According to the news provider, the latest election was designed to decrease the town's mayoral candidates from five to four.

Mar 11, 2011

The South Carolina Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case centering around a 2009 Atlantic Beach election this coming April, the Sun News reports.

According to the news provider, the case involves two write-in candidates who were declared winners in the city's 2009 municipal election before the results were overturned due to questions about their residency.

Former town manager Carolyn Cole and the Reverend Windy Price reportedly garnered enough votes for two council seats, but previous council members protested their residencies, which were reportedly listed as suspend

Mar 2, 2011

Villages in New York that conduct their own elections will be allowed to continue using mechanical lever-voting equipment until the end of 2012, according to a measure signed recently by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The Ithaca Journal reports that the villages had requested more time to switch to the state's new paper-ballot voting system with optical scanners, which was used across the state last year for the first time.

Some villages - particularly those running their own elections - reportedly have had a difficult time switching over to the new system.

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Feb 22, 2011

Appearing recently on television, Chicago mayoral candidates Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun and Miguel Del Valle each said that it would be beneficial for the city if there was a mayoral runoff election on April 5, MyFox Chicago reports.

Political insiders reportedly told the news provider that clear front runner Rahm Emanuel was close to the 50 percent margin in opinion surveys.

Feb 11, 2011

The Hillsborough County, Florida, Supervisor of Elections Office recently said that the March 1 municipal election could approach a cost of $1 million, which would more than double the 2007 election price, Tampa Bay Online reports.

Earl Lennard, elections supervisor for the county, told the news provider that the required switch in 2007 to paper ballot voting was the major reason for the expected cost increase.

"The costs keep going up," Lennard said.