Illinois Town Election Decided By Coin Flip
A town in Illinois is deciding a tied election by flipping a coin.
The Rockford area held their elections on April 4th.
Voter turnout was very low. According to rrstar.com, only 25.5% of the registered voters came out to vote.
Some of the results were very close. According to mystateline.com, the Winnebago School District Referendum was shot down 778-769.
Did you ever wonder what would happen if an election ended up in a tie?
According to upi.com, it happened in Colp, Illinois.
"An Illinois village is poised to choose its new leader with the flip of a coin after the election for village president ended with both candidates tied at 11 votes."
"Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes said the village president will be chosen with a coin flip April 20 after candidates Tammy O'Daniell-Howell and Bryan Riekena each received 11 votes in Tuesday's election."
"Both candidates lamented the low voter turnout in Tuesday's election. There were only 29 people who cast their ballots, despite a population of at least 225 people."
I think it would be great to be there for the actual coin flip.
Imagine if that happened in Rockford. To find out who would be the next mayor, they could flip the coin on the ice during the intermission of an IceHogs game.
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