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On April 4, Peoria, Illinois filled two city council vacancies using cumulative voting. Incumbent Sid Ruckriegel (who was appointed to fill the seat on an interim basis in 2015) and newcomer Zach Oyler were elected and will serve until 2019. Ruckriegel and Oyler were elected citywide by the use of cumulative voting, which is used in more than 50 local jurisdictions across the United States.Read More
A total of 31 lawmakers in Massachusetts are co-sponsoring H. 2897, which would allow towns, municipalities, and cities to use ranked choice voting for their local elections.Read More