Macomb City Council candidates

Mayor says City Clerk Acted Appropriately
9:36 am
Wed March 27, 2013

City Responds to Disputed 2nd Ward Election

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  city council meeting on Monday.

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Macomb Primary Results
9:59 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Every Vote Counts in Macomb Election

Credit Rich Egger

There will be two run-off elections for Macomb city council seats.

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.

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.

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