Calls for Americans to engage with their local governments and representatives are at an all-time high
American Local Elections articles on Democracy Chronicles
American local elections, county and city government positions are usually filled by public voting, especially within the legislative branch. The extent to which offices in the executive or judicial branches are elected vary from county-to-county or city-to-city. Also see our section on Election Reform in America and our articles on American State Elections.
Council members are poised to repeal the city’s pay-to-play regulations that cap municipal political donations
Byzantine Electoral College system devised to protect less-populated states from the “tyranny of the majority.”
Supporting local and state candidates has given new life to embattled Oregon unions
Removing party labels from the ballot among several measures that have reformed Richmond’s government
Partisan arms race of special interest spending in judicial elections reached new heights
Agreement to keep subways working should ease worries over impact to Philadelphia voter turnout
The large number of green card holders are permanent residents who qualify for welfare and Social Security benefits
Registrations are lost, people move at the last minute, or IDs are forgotten or unavailable. Because countless folks think they can’t vote, they don’t, when actually they can. The bureaucracy moves slower than the individual lives of citizens.
Bipartisan, local and fiercely nonpartisan election offices like those in Kansas City are real heros of democracy