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LoWV Forum
11:04 am
Sun March 31, 2013

Candidates Discuss Disputed Election

Credit Rich Egger

The candidates for alderman in Macomb’s fifth ward agree changes should be made to the city’s election process. But they have differing views of what should be done.

Incumbents Tim Lobdell and Clay Hinderliter were asked during the League of Women Voters candidates forum about the disputed outcome of the second ward contest.

Lobdell said the city needs to clarify its code.

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50% Plus One
7:27 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Raising Questions About Macomb Election Result

Macomb City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

In most elections, the candidate with the most votes wins. But that did not apply in a recent Macomb election – and no one seems able to explain how the city came up with its rule.

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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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Primary on February 26
4:21 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

Interviews with Macomb City Council Candidates

Macomb City Hall
Credit Rich Egger

Four seats are up for election on the Macomb City Council in the February 26 primary. The city has new wards as a result of the 2010 census.

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Filing Period Closed
6:10 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Macomb Aldermen Face Election Competition

Credit Rich Egger

There are contested races for three of the four seats up for election on the Macomb City Council.

Second Ward Alderwoman Kay Hill will be challenged by Steven Wailand. Hill was appointed to the seat two years ago. Wailand is a student at Western Illinois University.

The race in the new fifth ward pits two incumbent city council members against one another. Clay Hinderliter represents the current seventh ward while Tim Lobdell is the sixth ward alderman. A third candidate – David Dunn – has also filed in the fifth ward.

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