The clerk of Perry County, Illinois, said it came down to golf balls to break the tie in the conscription’s most recent local elections.
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Local elections in April usually draw a small turnout, but a small Missouri town set a new low this week when none of its 70 people voted.
Despite heated national debate about voting rights, most suburban Chicago residents did not turnout in last Tuesday’s municipal election.
The Sixth Circuit ruled on March 29 that Michigan’s petition provision for statewide independent candidates is unconstitutional.
Residents’ reactions to a ballot measure that would offer city funds to residents to finance local election campaigns are mixed.
Texas local and state governments clash over voter law changes with Gov. Greg Abbott claiming local actors acting in breach of the law.
So far, there is an incredibly crowded field of candidates for this fall’s race to succeed Bill de Blasio whose tenure has ended poorly.
Jews have been a deciding factor in New York mayoral elections. It will be interesting to see how ranked-voting affects this situation.
Seattle’s democracy vouchers which some people call “monopoly money” actually translate into real cash for local political campaigns.
In the June mayoral primaries, New York City residents will be able to pick a 2nd, 3rd and 4th favorites in addition to their preferred candidate.