Category: Local

  • New York postpones presidential primary, special elections to June 23, 2020

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    On March 28, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) issued Executive Order No. 202.12, postponing the state’s presidential preference primary to June 23, 2020. New York’s primary election for congressional, state, and local offices had already been scheduled to take place on June 23, 2020. The presidential preference primary was originally scheduled for April…

  • Daily coronavirus update: March 27, 2020

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    As part of Ballotpedia’s coverage on the coronavirus pandemic, we are compiling a daily summary of major changes in the world of politics, government, and elections happening each day. Here is the summary of changes for March 27, 2020. Federal responses Read more: Political responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020 President Donald Trump (R)…

  • Daily coronavirus update: March 26, 2020

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    As part of Ballotpedia’s coverage on the coronavirus pandemic, we are compiling a daily summary of major changes in the world of politics, government, and elections happening each day. Here is the summary of changes for March 26, 2020. Federal responses Read more: Political responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2020 Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)…

  • Daily coronavirus update: March 25, 2020

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    As part of Ballotpedia’s coverage on the coronavirus pandemic, we are compiling a daily summary of major changes in the world of politics, government, and elections happening each day. Here is the summary of changes for March 25, 2020. Federal responses Read more: Political responses to the coronavirus pandemic, 2020, Federal, state, and local government…

  • Coronavirus daily update: March 24, 2020

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    As part of Ballotpedia’s coverage on the coronavirus pandemic, we are compiling a daily summary of major changes in the world of politics, government, and elections happening each day. Here is the summary of changes for March 24, 2020. Federal responses Read more: Political responses to the coronavirus pandemic, 2020, Federal, state, and local government…

  • Recall effort rejected in Bell Gardens, California

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    An effort to recall Mayor Alejandra Cortez and city council members Pedro Aceituno and Marco Barcena in Bell Gardens, California, was rejected by the city clerk. Recall organizers submitted notices of intent to recall in late February. The notices were rejected on the grounds that they did not include Section 11023 of the Elections Code,…

  • Coronavirus daily update: March 20, 2020

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    As part of Ballotpedia’s coverage on the coronavirus pandemic, we are compiling a daily summary of major changes in the world of politics, government, and elections happening each day. Here is the summary of changes for March 20, 2020, as of Friday afternoon. Federal responses Last night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced S.3548,…

  • A preview of local charter amendments, school bonds, and taxes that were scheduled for the March 17 ballot in Ohio

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    Voters in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, and Hamilton County were scheduled to decide eight local ballot measures on March 17, 2020. On March 16, 2020, Ohio Governor Mark DeWine announced that polls would be closed on March 17, 2020, by the order of the state department of health due to the coronavirus. In-person voting was postponed…

  • Virginia local election filing deadline preview

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    The filing deadline to run for elected office in the city of Richmond and school boards in Virginia is on March 26, 2020. Ballotpedia is covering local elections in the following areas: Richmond, Virginia (mayor and city council) Chesapeake Public Schools (4 seats) Norfolk Public Schools (2 seats) Virginia Beach City Public Schools (4 seats) The…

  • Coronavirus daily update: March 19, 2020

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    As part of Ballotpedia’s coverage on the coronavirus pandemic, we are compiling a daily summary of major changes in the world of politics, government, and elections happening each day. Here is the summary of changes for March 19, 2020. Federal responses Last night, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 6201, the second coronavirus relief bill. It…