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St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad resigns | Politics
Politics

St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad resigns | Politics

Mark Schlinkmann ,  Jacob Barker ST. LOUIS  — John Collins-Muhammad on Wednesday abruptly announced his resignation from the Board of Aldermen, offering no reason for his decision, but asking for forgiveness for “my shortcomings and my mistakes.” Collins-Muhammad, who was reelected last April to a second term from the 21st Ward, said he was quitting the board in an email to Aldermanic President Lewis Reed.“The weeks ahead will be tough,” Collins-Muhammad said in the email, which he shared on social media. “I ask ...
Pima County prepares for vote centers, awaits key technology | Government & Politics
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Pima County prepares for vote centers, awaits key technology | Government & Politics

Pima County’s election officials are readying to implement the first year of replacing precinct-based polling places with vote centers and electronic poll books ahead of August's primary elections.The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved the locations of 129 vote centers in a 4-1 vote Tuesday, which will replace the polling centers where in-person voters had to cast ballots within the precincts they live in. Now, voters will be able to cast a ballot at any location.The board approved the move to vote centers in February, making Pima County the last county in Arizona to adopt e-poll books and the 12th county to adopt voting centers.Through a contract with TENEX, the county elections department is receiving election management software that will replace the paper roster...