Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills is the gubernatorial Democratic primary winner under Maine's new ranked-choice voting method, the nation's biggest test of the system, officials announced Wednesday. Mills had the most first-place votes, and her lead held after additional rounds of tabulations under the system that had voters rank candidates from first to last on the ballot. The winning result was announced eight days after Maine's primary. Democratic state Rep. Jared Golden, the Assistant House Leader, also won the right to face Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin for Maine's 2nd Congressional District. Additional tabulations were triggered in both races because no one collected a majority of first-round votes. Because of that, additional voting rounds eliminated last-place finishers. Those voters' second-place selections were reallocated to the remaining field. Ranked-choice voting became a game of mathematical survival once all of the ballots were shipped to Augusta for … [Read more...] about Maine AG Janet Mills wins in biggest test of ranked-choice voting in U.S.
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To prevent gerrymandered districts, a coalition of civil and voting rights groups wants Texas citizens to draw the state's electoral maps. For seven years, the state of Texas has defended its statehouse and congressional maps against allegations that they were drawn in 2011 with the purpose of minimizing the voting power of African-Americans and Latinos.This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case for the second time, and if the justices side with the map’s challengers, they could hear the case again before it’s resolved.Members of a coalition of civil and voting rights groups say there’s a way to avoid the years of legal back-and-forth that have cost taxpayers millions of dollars: The state could establish an independent redistricting commission in which citizens, not lawmakers, draw the electoral maps.“We'll just keep doing these endless cycles of litigation for years to come if we keep this system in place where the people drawing the … [Read more...] about After years of legal battles, voting rights groups want Texas’ electoral maps drawn by citizens
Bradley County early voting The early voting period for the May 1 election began April 11 and ends April 26.Early voting hours› Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.› Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Early voting locations› Bradley County Election Commission Office› Bradley Square Mall› Food CityFor more information, contact the Bradley County Election Commission Office at 423-728-7115 or visit the election office website at www.bradleyelections.com. CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Early voters in the Bradley County primary are well on their way to outdoing their turnout from four years ago. While the absence of long lines at the county's three early voting locations during Thursday's lunch hour might indicate otherwise, the steady streams of voters tell a different story. As of Wednesday, the midpoint of the 14-day early voting period for the May 1 election, voters had cast 5,140 early and absentee ballots, according to the Bradley … [Read more...] about More residents turning out to vote early in Bradley County, Tenn.
Updated 7:01 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Photo: Uncredited, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file image provided the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, a wolf pack is captured by a remote camera in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in northeast Oregon. Oregon wildlife officials will allow a cattle rancher to kill two wolves from a new pack in Baker County along the Idaho border. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File) less FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file image provided the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, a wolf pack is captured by a remote camera in Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in northeast Oregon. Oregon ... more Photo: Uncredited, AP Oregon rancher approved to kill 2 wolves; advocates alarmed 1 / 1 Back to Gallery BAKER CITY, Ore. … [Read more...] about Oregon rancher approved to kill 2 wolves; advocates alarmed
Bradley County early voting The early voting period for the May 1 election begins on April 11 and ends on April 26.Early voting hoursMonday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Early voting locationsBradley County Election Commission OfficeBradley Square MallFood CityFor more information, contact the Bradley County Election Commission Office at 423-728-7115 or visit the election office website at www.bradleyelections.com. CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Bradley County early voters have three choices when it comes to casting ballots for the May 1 election. The Bradley County Election Commission Office has confirmed it will operate polling sites on the north and south sides of the county in addition to the office itself. Bradley Square Mall on Paul Huff Parkway and a mobile unit at Food City near APD 40 will become sites for voters to have their say. Early voting begins April 11. Republican primary voters will decide all the countywide seats on the ballot and all but one … [Read more...] about Bradley County voters head to polls this week for early voting