Voting centers across Venezuela's capital appeared largely empty during Sunday's presidential election, and authorities kept polling stations open past the official closing time while government officials offered assurances that millions turned out to vote early. Opposition leaders said the lifeless voting centers were evidence that Venezuelans heeded their call to abstain from voting in an election they contended was certain to be rigged in favor of socialist President Nicolas Maduro. It was unclear when results might be made available. Both Maduro and two anti-government candidates who broke with the opposition's push to boycott the election urged voters late in the day to go to the polls. Dakota Shrader, a student from Santa Fe High School, describes what happened when shots were fired during her morning history class. Multiple people died during the shooting. (Published Friday, May 18, 2018) "We're not going to let a minority decide the destiny of this country," said Javier … [Read more...] about Venezuela Keeps Voting Stations Open Amid Light Turnout
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IT MAY not seem long since you were last in the polling station, but Britain will soon find itself back in the booth for local elections. Thousands of seats are up for grabs TODAY, May 3, 2018, as 156 councils go to the polls - here's everything you need to know about casting your vote. Where is your local polling station? Voting can be done in a number of ways – by proxy, by post, or in person. Those voting in person will need to head to their local polling station to cast their ballot. Voting is normally held in a large local building, such as a school, community centre or church. The location of your polling station will be on the poll card sent to you. If you can’t find the poll card, you can contact your local authority to find out. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on the day of the election, known as polling day. You can find contact details for your local Electoral Registration Office on the government website. How can you check you’re registered? In … [Read more...] about Which polling station do I go to for the local elections 2018, am I registered to vote and what are the closing times?
Willesden Green's longest serving Labour councillor, who was due to stand for re-election on Thursday (May 3), passed away on Saturday evening (April 28). Councillor Lesley Jones MBE, was honoured in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours List for services to the community and local government. She was the mayor of Brent from 2015 to 2016 and on assuming the post said: "Being elected to serve the people of Brent … is an honour in itself, so to receive recognition for doing so is wonderful." The 77-year-old Dollis Hill resident leaves behind four children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. While the cause of her death is yet to be confirmed, it is understood she died peacefully. Brent councillors have paid tribute to a "dedicated" and "exceptional public servant. Brent Council Chief Executive, Carolyn Downs, said: " It is with great sadness that we received news this morning of the death of Councillor Lesley Jones. "Her dedication to public life, from her days as … [Read more...] about Willesden Green poll on hold following death of veteran councillor
By Mihir Zaveri Published 12:00 am, Monday, April 30, 2018 Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Houston Chronicle Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Voters use voting machines inside the Republican primary polling location at the Four Points by Sheraton on the Southwest Frwy at Wakeforest Drive, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Houston. ( Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle ) less Voters use voting machines inside the Republican primary polling location at the Four Points by Sheraton on the Southwest Frwy at Wakeforest Drive, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Houston. ( Mark Mulligan / Houston ... more Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Houston Chronicle Voters head to polls Saturday for council, school, bond elections 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Voters across southwest Houston will head to the polls Saturday to vote on a … [Read more...] about Voters head to polls Saturday for council, school, bond elections
There is belief Labour could take the Tory-dominated borough of Hillingdon for the first time in 20 years at the upcoming council elections despite having to overturn a seemingly unassailable majority. That’s the message from leader of the council’s Labour group and candidate for Townfield ward, Peter Curling, as his party gears up to try to battle for the 22 wards and 65 seats up for grabs at the Hillingdon London Borough Council elections on May 3. The Conservatives currently have 42 councillors compared to 23 for Labour and his party would need to win 33 seats in total to take the borough with a majority of one, but Mr Curling insists the council is “really one to watch”. The borough has a well entrenched division between the Tory north, the hinterland of Conservative MP Nick Hurd in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, and the Labour-dominated south, the territory of Labour MP John McDonnell in Hayes and Harlington. In between lies the less clear-cut area of South … [Read more...] about Can Labour win Tory-dominated Hillingdon for 1st time in 20 years?