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Altoona City Council approves the end of runoffs in local elections


Altoona has ditched its runoff election system, a change the mayor says the city should’ve made “a long time ago.”

The Altoona City Council approved changing city code Monday night to end runoff elections for local offices. Previously, if candidates did not receive the a majority of the vote in the November local election, there would be a second round of voting in December to elect a candidate with a majority.

Now, simply, whoever receives the most votes the first time will win. Officials say the move will save the city taxpayer dollars.

“Thank God we’re doing this,” Mayor Dean O’Connor said.





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