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  Chilean presidential election, 2005-2006 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
None of the four candidates received an absolute majority, thus a runoff election among the top two candidates —Michelle Bachelet from the Coalition of Parties for Democracy and Sebastián Piñera from National Renewal— was held on Sunday, January 15, 2006.
The 2005 Chilean parliamentary election was held in conjunction with the presidential election.
In previous elections the candidates presented independently by the pact's parties were consistently in third place, behind the two major coalitions, and holding poll numbers in the single-digit level.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chilean_presidential_election,_2005   (1960 words)

 2006 Primary Election Calendar
Last day a voter who has moved to a different election precinct within the county may submit a change of address to be eligible to vote (in the general primary) in the precinct of his or her new residence.
If county election precincts are consolidated, county chair must post at the polling place used in the preceding general election for state and county officers a notice of consolidation and location of the polling place.
Deadline for county chair to deliver to the county clerk or elections administrator the certification of nominees elected in the runoff primary election for county and precinct offices for placement on the general election ballot.
www.sos.state.tx.us /elections/laws/2006primarycal.shtml   (5648 words)

 Frequently Asked Questions About IRV
If not, the last place candidate is defeated, just as in a runoff election, and all ballots are counted again, but this time each ballot cast for the defeated candidate counts for the next choice candidate listed on the ballot.
IRV acts like a series of runoff elections in which one candidate is eliminated each election.
Election officials are understandably cautious about a system that may increase their workload, and some incumbents fear any change to the system that elected them.
www.fairvote.org /irv/faq.htm   (961 words)

 Election Administration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Department of Justice contends that there is not enough time between the primary and the runoff elections for military personnel to exercise their right to vote in the primary runoff.
While election laws and their administration are not as high-profile or glamorous as state troopers, prisons or highways, in no area do we need the influence of statesmen and stateswomen more than in the system that provides legitimacy to everything else our government does.
Second, election officials would have a clear statement of intent as to whether the voter was abandoning his previous residence for voting purposes.
eablog.us   (3566 words)

 Runoff Primary Election Cost Saving Measures
Based on unofficial election night returns, it appears certain that both parties will be conducting runoffs for statewide and district offices.
Before deciding on the type of voting system to be used in the runoff election, the county chair should weigh the cost of conducting a paper ballot election versus the cost of conducting an electronic voting system election.
In any case, the number of administrative workers used in conducting the runoff election should be greatly reduced.
www.sos.state.tx.us /elections/voter/countychairs/2002romeasures.shtml   (664 words)

 Election Selection: Science News Online, Nov. 2, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Nearly all political elections in the United States are plurality votes, in which each voter selects a single candidate, and the candidate with the most votes wins.
The runoff election, in which Chirac trounced le Pen with 82 percent of the vote, suggests that while le Pen was at the top of a few voters' lists, he was near the bottom of many more.
A lot of the basis for their argument to switch revolves around the result of the 2000 Presidential Election, seeming to advance the belief that Al Gore was the winner of that election and switching to one of the preferred systems would have prevented the actual result.
www.sciencenews.org /20021102/bob8.asp   (8902 words)

 NYC Election 2001: Runoff Elections
The runoff provision was meant to assure that the results of the primary, and also of the general election, reflect the choice of a reasonably broad segment of the electorate.
Bellamy won the runoff election with 59 percent of the vote, defeating incumbent Paul O'Dwyer.
There were, however, no runoff elections since all the winning candidates captured more than 40 percent of the votes.
www.gothamgazette.com /searchlight2001/feature4.html   (3176 words)

 Special Runoff Election District 48
It is required to be filed by all candidates in the special runoff election for House of Representatives District 48.
It is also required to be filed by all political committees that accept political contributions or make political expenditures in connection with an election and the ensuing special runoff election.
If a filer is an opposed candidate in the March 7, 2006, primary election, the due date for the required 30-day pre-election report in connection with the primary election is also February 6, 2006.
www.ethics.state.tx.us /whatsnew/special_runoff_Dist48.htm   (496 words)

 ABC News: Runoff Election Likely in Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Runoff Election Likely in Liberia's First Presidential Vote Since End of 14-Year Civil War
Election officials are seen as they work on election results in Monrovia, Liberia on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005.
MONROVIA, Liberia Oct 13, 2005 (AP)— A runoff election likely will be needed to decide Liberia's presidential race, with early returns showing a former soccer star running closely with the country's most popular female politician, officials said Thursday.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1210351   (407 words)

 CNN.com - Hardline mayor wins Iran runoff - Jun 25, 2005
With 90 percent of the vote counted, the Interior Ministry gave Ahmadinejad 62.2 percent of the vote, while Rafsanjani had nearly 35.3 percent.
In last week's first round of the presidential election, the turnout was close to 63 percent, the Associated Press reported.
Ahmadinejad had not been expected to even make it into the runoff, but he managed to pull off a surprising second-place finish in last week's balloting, putting him into the showdown with Rafsanjani.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/meast/06/24/iran.election.winner   (680 words)

 Randhawa elected to South Carolina assembly
Nikki Randhawa Haley won the runoff election for South Carolina State Assembly from the 87th District defeating Larry Koon, who represented the district for the last 30 years.
In another contest in Texas, Tom Abraham, an Indian American businessman, won in the runoff election for the Sugar Land City Council At large Position One.
After the election in June 8, Haley said she was sure of victory at the runoff in June 22.
www.rediff.com /news/2004/jun/23nikki.htm   (618 words)

 CNN.com - Runoff election inevitable in Peru - Apr 10, 2006
LIMA, Peru (CNN) -- Leftist candidate Ollanta Humala, who was taunted by residents of his district when he voted Sunday, was barely ahead in Peru's presidential election, and a runoff election became inevitable when none of the top candidates received a majority of the vote.
The runoff election is to be held within a month after final results are tallied.
The peaceful election was marred Sunday, when Ollanta and his wife went to cast their ballots in their neighborhood at the private University Ricardo Palma.
feeds.europenews.net /?rid=60d4e7bfd38b8d28&cat=88176adfdf246af5&f=1   (567 words)

 Moultrie Observer - Runoff election Tuesday
MOULTRIE — Fourteen weeks of campaigning culminates Tuesday in a special election runoff between front-runner Ray Gene Williams and Johnny Hardin to become representative of District 6 on the county commission.
The election to fill the unexpired term vacated upon the death of Commissioner Merle Hall is considered pivotal, especially in the decision to zone the county.
Colquitt County Elections Superintendent Wes Lewis said any voter who was eligible to vote in the March 21 special election can vote in the runoff — even if that person didn’t vote in that election.
www.moultrieobserver.com /local/local_story_105224646.html   (647 words)

 IT'S NEWSOM VS. GONZALEZ / Headed for runoff: S.F.'s 2 top vote-getters face off Dec. 9
Eclipsed by the Oct. 7 gubernatorial recall election, the campaign only caught fire with the public and in the press in the last three weeks - despite dozens of public appearances by the contenders since Labor Day and, in some cases, months earlier.
Now the question is whether the losers who focused their attacks on Newsom in the general election will unite in an attempt to defeat the front-running moderate.
Even Newsom, who was endorsed by Brown and got his supervisor's job as an appointee of the mayor before winning election on his own three times, hit the campaign trail with the message that he is the candidate representing change.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/11/05/MAYOR.TMP   (1369 words)

 Georgia Election Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Special Election for House District 106 - August 30, 2005 (courtesy of Gwinnett County Board of Registration and Elections)
Special Runoff Election - November 25, 2003 (House District 8)
Special Election Runoff - November 27, 2001 (House District 47)
www.sos.state.ga.us /elections/election_results   (387 words)

 USATODAY.com - Kyrgyzstan holds runoff election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The vote was monitored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, which said the first round fell short of international standards, noting instances of vote buying, questionable disqualification of candidates and interference with the media.
The opposition has demanded early presidential elections, pointing to protests against the alleged election violations.
Akayev has accused the opposition of trying to disrupt the runoffs and said he had ordered law enforcement agencies to ensure security.
usatoday.com /news/world/2005-03-13-kyrgystan-elections_x.htm?csp=34   (495 words)

 Council District 8 Runoff Election
Persons residing in and registered to vote in Council District 8 in the City of Berkeley are eligible to vote in the Runoff Election between Andy Katz and Gordon Wozniak.
The Runoff Election ends on Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at 8:00 p.m.
Additional information regarding this election is available on the City's website at www.ci.berkeley.ca.us or by calling the City Clerk Department, 981-6900.
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us /news/2002/11nov/112502runoffelection.html   (209 words)

 Bentzin, Howard head to runoff in western Travis House race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Howard finished with 49.5 percent of the vote, narrowly missing an outright victory in the special election, according to unofficial final returns.
The winner of the runoff will serve for the rest of 2006, including in the special session this spring, when lawmakers must come up with a new way to pay for public schools.
Andy Brown, who signed up for the March Democratic primary but was ineligible for the special election because he has lived in the district for less than a year, said he would work vigorously for Howard in the runoff.
www.statesman.com /news/content/news/stories/local/01/18hd48.html   (730 words)

 WJLA - Runoff Election Likely in Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
A runoff election likely will be needed to decide Liberia's presidential race, with early returns showing a former soccer star running closely with the country's most popular female politician, officials said Thursday.
A transitional government arranged the election after a peace accord was signed in 2003 to end one of Africa's bloodiest conflicts and 15,000 U.N. peacekeepers kept the calm.
Taylor won elections during an interlude in fighting in 1997, but another rebellion broke out in 2000.
www.wjla.com /headlines/1005/268502.html   (629 words)

 NEWSOM: 'THE TIME FOR CHANGE IS HERE' / TIGHT RACE: Strong bid by Gonzalez falls short
Gavin Newsom, riding voter frustration with homelessness and fueled by nearly $4 million in campaign contributions, won election Tuesday as San Francisco's 42nd mayor in a campaign viewed as a test of strength for the city's dominant Democratic Party organization.
Newsom, a moderate member of the Board of Supervisors promoted as the new face of the Democratic establishment, was backed by endorsements from Democrats at all levels of government and supported by dozens of unions and real estate and major downtown corporate interests in defeating Matt Gonzalez, the progressive board president.
Gonzalez argued that Brown was more interested in political patronage and high-profile development projects than taking care of the needs of the city's impoverished, working class and artists living on the fringe of the mainstream.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/12/10/MNGQV3IVM61.DTL   (1561 words)

Established under the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma in 1907, the Oklahoma State Election Board is the administrative agency for the conduct of state elections and the oversight of the state's 77 county election boards.
If you have an immediate need for information on election day that may affect your ability to vote, please call your County Election Board office.
Questions on election day are most quickly answered by telephone.
www.state.ok.us /~elections   (508 words)

 FairVote - IRV America
North Carolina will begin to use instant runoff voting for statewide elections for judicial office vacancies and to let 10 cities and 10 counties try IRV starting in 2007.
Voters were three times more likely to say voting with instant runoff voting (IRV) was easy than it was difficult, and preferred IRV over the old two-round runoff system by a margin of three to one -- support that extended to every group of voters as defined by party, race, gender, age and neighborhood.
On July 18th, the night before H1024 was passed by the state Senate, the City Council of Oakland (CA) voted 6-2 to place IRV on the November ballot, folding their current two rounds of voting into one high turnout majority election in November.
www.fairvote.org /?page=19   (494 words)

 Landrieu support for N.O. mayor grows - Hurricane Watch - MSNBC.com
If Landrieu wins the runoff May 20, he will be the first white mayor of New Orleans since his father, Moon Landrieu, held the office in the 1970s.
The election, in which 36 percent of the 297,000 eligible voters participated, was an unprecedented experiment in democracy because so many registered voters are living in Texas, Georgia and other states.
Jackson said the election would be challenged in court regardless of the outcome because voting rights need to be protected.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/12394382/from/RSS   (909 words)

 President Heads For Defeat in Indonesia Vote (washingtonpost.com)
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 21 -- Indonesian voters, frustrated by pervasive corruption and economic malaise, ousted President Megawati Sukarnoputri in a runoff election Monday, awarding her former chief security minister a decisive victory to run the world's most populous Muslim nation, according to partial returns and a independent projection.
The task of conveying vote totals to the capital, Jakarta, from more than half a million polling stations, some deep in the rainforest and others high in the mountains, means that a full tally of ballots will not be available for at least several days.
After Suharto was toppled by mass protests, she led her party to victory in elections in 1999.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A34864-2004Sep20.html   (782 words)

 ASG Runoff Election Results: Fall 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Fall 2005 Associated Student Government Runoff election were scheduled to be held Monday, September 12.
As of the closing of this poll, 24 students voted in this runoff election.
Please direct questions about the election in general to the Office of Student Life.
www.gc.maricopa.edu /studentlife/asg/results2005runoff.cfm   (114 words)

 City Runoff Election 2005
The regular election was held on November 8, 2005.
The deadline to register to vote for the City Runoff Election is Monday, November 28, 2005 by 5:00 P.M. If you are sending your voter registration by mail, it must be postmarked by November 21, 2005.
Voters may now request absentee ballots for the City Runoff Election by filling out the "Official Iowa Absentee Ballot Request Form".
www.storycounty.com /auditor/CityElectionRunoff2005.htm   (298 words)

 Runoff election tomorrow
Andre Bauer, who is walking with the aid of crutches after his plane crash in Blacksburg, appears at a campaign stop at Wal-Mart on Saturday.
If expected voter turnout is any indication, the candidates themselves may be the only people interested in the results of the Republican Party runoff election Tuesday.
That number is expected to drop sharply for the runoff.
www.gaffneyledger.com /news/2006/0626/front_page/001.html   (233 words)

 Runoff Election 1996
Special Runoff Election: U.S. Congress, Districts 8, 9 and 25
Election Information from the Harris County Clerk's Office
Election '96 from the Texas Secretary of State's Office
www.chron.com /content/interactive/special/vg1096   (75 words)

 Kuspuk School District Runoff Election   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
To be counted, your ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day, Tuesday, November 18, 2003.
If you need assistance or a new ballot (an erasure will void your ballot), an Election Official will be available in Aniak, November 3th through November 18th at the Kuspuk School District Offices from 8:00 a.m.
If you will be traveling within Alaska, Election Officials are also available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.
www.gov.state.ak.us /ltgov/elections/03recr/r5runoff.htm   (310 words)

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