Wilmington city council to consider elimination of run-off elections

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - During Tuesday night's meeting, city council decided to look into changing the way council members are elected.

Right now they must receive a majority of the votes to win a seat, or they face a run-off election.

Mayor pro tem Jim Quinn, who has been involved in several run-offs, said the city could save up to $70,000 each run-off by eliminating that requirement.

Wilmington City Council is now considering passing an ordinance to amend the current election law and do away with run offs.

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