Vineland City Council debates runoff balloting, November elections

    Vineland City Council looks likely to pass a motion that would move mayor and council elections from May to November. 

    With only one councilman expressing opposition, next Tuesday’s discussion of the ordinance seems nearly settled already.

    Officials say moving the election would save the municipality more than $80,000 by not having to finance balloting in May and November in the years when residents pick a mayor and City Council members, reports the Press of Atlantic City. Voter turnout is also expected to increase, since elections would coincide with presidential elections.

    A non-binding referendum in November showed 6,100 of Vineland’s 37,000 registered voters approve the change.

    Council will also consider eliminating runoff balloting.

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