No more runoffs for Wilmington City elections

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - During Tuesday night's Wilmington City Council meeting, members voted to do away with runoff elections in the city.

Election officials say the change will save roughly $70,000 per election.

Council members voted to change the way the mayor and council members are elected.  It eliminates runoffs in favor of non-partisan plurality, where the top vote getters win.

The new rules will be in place for the November election this year.

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