Tag: local

  • Berkley, Seaman advance to November 5 Las Vegas mayoral election runoff

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    Thirteen candidates ran in the nonpartisan primary for Las Vegas mayor on June 11, 2024. Shelley Berkley and Victoria Seaman were the top two vote-getters, and they advanced to a general election scheduled for November 5, 2024, because no candidate received a majority of the vote. Throughout the race, Berkley, Seaman, and Cedric Crear led…

  • Anaheim City Council recall election defeated

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    In California, a recall election seeking to remove Natalie Rubalcava from her position as the District 3 representative on the Anaheim City Council was defeated by voters with 53.9% of the vote on June 4, 2024, according to the unofficial results.  The recall effort began in August 2023. Recall supporters initiated the effort after the…

  • Thirty-six candidates are running for nine spots on the Lansing Charter Commission on May 7

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    Thirty-six candidates are running for nine spots on the Lansing Charter Commission on May 7. The winners will be tasked with revising and rewriting Michigan’s state capital’s city charter over the coming years. Last November, Lansing voters approved a ballot question calling for the creation of the charter commission, with 52% voting in favor. The…

  • Texas school board races still more competitive during odd-year elections but percentage of incumbents who lost re-election may buck trend

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    While California enrolls the largest population of public school students in the country, Texas has the most school districts and elected board members. There are 1,022 school districts in the Lone Star State and 6,994 elected board members. This year, Ballotpedia will cover elections for 172 Texas school board seats. One-hundred and fifty of those…

  • All candidates for Tucson City Council Ward 2 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    Both candidates running in the Aug. 1 Democratic primary for Tucson City Council Ward 2 — ncumbent Paul Cunningham and Lisa Nutt — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. Here are the candidates’ responses to the question: What are…

  • Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey: Jacksonville, Florida roundup

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    Florida is holding elections, including for municipal offices in Jacksonville, on March 21, 2023. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office. Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who…

  • Filing deadline passes in Plano, Texas

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    On Feb. 17, the filing deadline passed to run for elected office in Plano, Texas. Candidates filed for Plano City Council Places 1, 3, 5, and 7. Incumbents Maria Tu, Shelby Williams, and Julie Holmer are running for re-election. They are running for Places 1, 5, and 7, respectively. Non-incumbents running for election are Colleen…

  • Ballotpedia’s analysis of 2022 local ballot measures in California

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    In 2022, there were 572 local ballot measures on six different election dates in California. Voters approved 396 (69%) of these measures and rejected 176 (31%). Out of these measures, 470 of them were on the November 8, 2022, ballot. There were 147 fewer local ballot measures than in the previous even-year election in 2020.…

  • Voters in St. Louis, Missouri, will decide on two ballot measures on August 2

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    On August 2, voters in St. Louis, Missouri, will decide on two ballot measures – Proposition F and Proposition S. St. Louis Proposition F would amend the city’s charter to increase the maximum fine for violations of ordinances regarding environmental conditions, such as dumping waste and debris and prohibited refuse, from $500 to $1,000. On…

  • Update on Seattle’s mayor and council primary election results

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    Seattle, Washington, held top-two primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Results of the races are pending. Elections in Washington are conducted primarily by mail (ballots may also be deposited in drop boxes or returned in person). Ballots postmarked by Aug. 3 will be counted. King County Elections plans to release updated vote totals each weekday…