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July 14,2017 18:20
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UN Human Rights Council Elections, Not Much of a Race After All

To avoid the embarrassment of a public loss, the French government has decided to drop out of the race to join the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). Unless another country steps up, Spain and Australia are guaranteed to win seats on the UN’s premier human rights body when votes are cast in the fall. This practice, which spares countries from coming in last in their regional groups, is e...
July 14,2017 02:40
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Elections officials reject would-be Cleveland mayoral candidate for missing the filing deadline by three minutes ...

An under-the-radar candidate for Cleveland mayor has been denied a place on the September ballot after county elections staff say she missed a paperwork filing deadline by a matter of minutes. Laverne Jones-Gore, who unsuccessfully has run for county and city offices in the past, including for mayor in 2009, contested the rejection during the public comment portion of the Cuyahoga County Board of...
July 13,2017 18:00
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Lester: Former Daily Herald paperboy now state elections chief

"Only in America," Arlington Heights native Bill Cadigan laughs, "can one go from being a Daily Herald paperboy to the head of the State Board of Elections." He was sworn in July 3 at a crucial time when Illinois elections are in the national eye, Kerry Lester writes.
July 13,2017 18:00
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Supreme Court case may shake up elections

The Supreme Court is set to take a serious look at partisan gerrymandering with a case that could jeopardize voter maps across the country and help Democrats regain control of Congress.
July 12,2017 21:00
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Election results from special elections

OKLAHOMA CITY - Polls were open earlier Tuesday in Oklahoma as voters decided three special elections in state House and Senate races to replace three Republican lawmakers who resigned. In the race for House District 75 in Tulsa, where former Rep.
July 12,2017 02:40
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Video shows Assemblyman rant at elections official

TROY – Rensselaer County Executive Candidate Stephen McLaughlin berated his party's elections commissioner during a rant Friday about flawed campaign petitions filed at the board of elections. In the video recorded by a board of elections employee, McLaughlin, a Republican Assemblyman from Troy, can be heard yelling at at Republican commissioner Larry Bugbee during a heated discussion over inc...
July 11,2017 22:20
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Video shows Assemblyman rant at elections offficial

TROY – Rensselaer County Executive Candidate Stephen McLaughlin berated his party's elections commissioner during a rant Friday about flawed campaign petitions filed at the board of elections. In the video recorded by a board of elections employee, McLaughlin, a Republican Assemblyman from Troy, can be heard yelling at at Republican commissioner Larry Bugbee during a heated discussion over inc...
July 11,2017 16:40
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Albany school board elections are moving to May

"On behalf of the Albany board of education, our entire school district and the children and families we serve, we are grateful to our elected leaders for acknowledging the positive impact that May board elections will have for our community," said school board president Sue Adler. The reason, school officials say, is that it allows newly elected board members to receive training during...
July 11,2017 02:00
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Here's exactly how Russia can hack the 2018 midterm elections ...

The year is 2018. Tens of millions of people show up to vote in the midterm elections to discover their names are no longer on the voter rolls. Thousands of voting machines malfunction and do not properly record votes. Tallies are distorted and inaccurate numbers are sent from counties to…
July 10,2017 18:20
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Here's exactly how Russia can hack the 2018 elections

The year is 2018. Tens of millions of people show up to vote in the midterm elections to discover their names are no longer on the voter rolls. Thousands of voting machines malfunction and do not properly record votes. Tallies are distorted and inaccurate numbers are sent from counties to…
July 10,2017 04:00
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Cambodia: Revoke Ban on Election Monitors

The Cambodian government should rescind its recent order restricting independent election monitoring groups. The ban sets the stage for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party to broaden restrictions on election monitoring prior to the 2018 national elections.
July 08,2017 12:20
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Board of elections opens for local race filings

If early response is any sign, it could be a lively race for city offices in 2017.Craven County Board of Elections Director Meloni Wray said 31 positions are up for election this year across the county, including all six aldermen and the mayor of New Bern.No county offices are in the running.The only cities whose leaders not facing voters this year is Cove City and Vanceboro, she said.The election...
July 08,2017 12:20
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Elections 'not possible' yet in DR Congo

Long-overdue presidential and legislative polls can only be held at the end of year in troubled Democratic Republic of Congo, the head of the national election commission said Friday.
July 07,2017 23:20
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Friday marks first day to file for elections

Friday was the first day of municipal filings for those running for elected positions in the cities of Lexington and Thomasville, as well as for Midway, Denton and Wallburg.Filing for municipal elections began at noon and will close July 21 at noon. The general election is Nov. 7.Angela McDuffie was the first person to file to run for the Lexington City Schools Board of Education, which was r...
July 07,2017 23:20
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Trump 'pressed' Putin on election meddling but he denied it, Rex Tillerson says

Five senior Democratic senators involved in national security, foreign policy and intelligence wrote President Donald Trump in a letter published Thursday, urging him to use his upcoming bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to "make absolutely clear" that Russian interference in US elections "will in no way be tolerated."
July 07,2017 00:20
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Senate Democrats press Trump to confront Putin on election interference

Five senior Democratic senators involved in national security, foreign policy and intelligence wrote President Donald Trump in a letter published Thursday, urging him to use his upcoming bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to "make absolutely clear" that Russian interference in US elections "will in no way be tolerated."
July 06,2017 07:00
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Herbst files elections complaint against Walker

[...] much for Tim Herbst and Dave Walker — GOP rivals with gubernatorial ambitions — following Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment “thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” The campaign manager for Herbst filed an elections complaint Wednesday against Walker, accusing the former U.S. comptroller general of failing to register as a formal candidate for governor as required by st...
July 05,2017 06:00
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MEC to hold six by-elections in October; CSOs drop demos plan

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)- The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) will on October 17 2017, conduct by-elections in three constituencies and three wards. MEC made the announcement to conduct elections following the passing of the 2017/2018 national budget. In the budget, Parliament allocated some funds for the exercise. Consequently, the Commission, which met on July 3 to 4 in…
July 02,2017 20:00
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Tokyo governor's party heads for big win in city election

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffered an historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signaling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favoritism scandal.
July 02,2017 20:00
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After the Elections

The French left’s task is clear: build a coherent majority that can work together to change society.
June 30,2017 23:40
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Albany school board elections may soon switch to May. Here's why

If you've always lived and voted in Albany, it may not seem so unusual to cast your vote for a local school board candidate alongside your vote for mayor, governor or even president in the November general election. ALBANY — If you've always lived and voted in Albany, it may not seem so unusual to cast your vote for a local school board candidate alongside your vote for mayor, governor or even...