elections

Politics
5:52 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Mo. House interim committee to focus on elections

Credit Jacob Fenston / KBIA

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones has created an interim committee to study the state's election process.

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Global Journalist
6:47 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

How elections are playing out in Kenya

Voters wait in line at a polling station to cast their ballots in Nairobi, Kenya.
Benedicte Desrus AP Images

Five years ago, disputes over election results in Kenya sparked weeks of ethnic violence in the relatively well-developed African country. More than one thousand people were killed, as supporters of rival candidates clashed.

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Global Journalist
5:44 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Elections in Israel shift focus to political center

Yair Lapid, the leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party, gestures in front of hundreds of supporters at his party's headquarters in Tel Aviv.
Yair Lapid AP Images

In elections held last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's party received the majority of the votes, which secures him another term as prime minister. But the election wasn't exactly a complete triumph for Netanyahu. His party, Likud, only received 31 seats in Israel's parliament. That's 11 fewer seats than they received in the last election.

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Politics
8:33 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announces run for second term

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says he wants to continue the work he's begun on projects such as the Columbia Regional Airport's expansion. Pictured, McDavid makes an announcement about the airport, last March.
Credit Matt Veto / KBIA

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says he plans to seek re-election for a second term.

McDavid told The Columbia Daily-Tribune that he wants see through some initiatives started during his watch, including efforts to improve air service and public transit.

McDavid was elected in 2010, becoming Columbia's first new mayor since 1995, when Darwin Hindman's 15-year tenure as mayor began. McDavid was elected with 54 percent of the vote.

The deadline for candidates to file for the April elections is Jan. 8th. So far, no challengers have filed to seek the mayor's seat.

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Politics
8:31 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Several Mo. lawmakers fall in party primaries

The Missouri state Capitol
Ryan Famuliner KBIA

Several Missouri legislators appear to have been defeated in their party primaries.

Unofficial results from Tuesday's elections show voters ousting a Democratic state senator from St. Louis and two House Democrats from the St. Louis area.

In southwestern Missouri, a Republican House member was trailing Wednesday in a race close enough that a recount could be requested.

In addition, newly redrawn House districts matched up Democratic incumbents in four St. Louis area races.

Politics
4:52 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Absentee voting begins for Missouri primary elections

Voting is officially getting under way for Missouri's primary elections.

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Politics
4:28 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Missouri voter photo ID measure kept off ballot

Sean Hobson Flickr

The Missouri secretary of state says this year's ballot will not include a proposed constitutional amendment clearing the way for a photo identification requirement at the polls.

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