Macomb City Council candidates http://tspr.org en City Responds to Disputed 2nd Ward Election http://tspr.org/post/city-responds-disputed-2nd-ward-election <p>The City of Macomb is saying little about the disputed election in the city’s second ward. Mayor Mike Inman read a brief statement during the&nbsp; city council meeting on Monday. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:36:01 +0000 Scott Stuntz 31087 at http://tspr.org City Responds to Disputed 2nd Ward Election Every Vote Counts in Macomb Election http://tspr.org/post/every-vote-counts-macomb-election <p>There will be two run-off elections for Macomb city council seats.</p><p>The closest race in the February 26 primary took place in the Ward 2, where Western Illinois University student Steve Wailand edged incumbent Kay Hill, 17 to 16.</p><p>However, County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes pointed out that in order to win outright in the Macomb primary, a candidate must earn 50% of the vote plus one. In the second ward, 33 votes were cast, which means 16.5 is equivalent to 50%. The “plus one” brings the threshold to 17.5 votes needed to win.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 03:59:23 +0000 Rich Egger 29526 at http://tspr.org Every Vote Counts in Macomb Election