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.