Tucson can continue to use the same two-tiered election system it has been using since the 1920s, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
Friday’s ruling by an 11-judge panel erases a three-judge panel’s earlier decision. The court said Friday in its 19-page ruling that Tucson’s voting method doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution’s commitment to one vote per person as alleged by the Public Integrity Alliance and a group of Republican voters.
The two-tiered system uses a ward-only primary election and a citywide general election. The city is divided into six wards.
“Tucson’s hybrid system for electing members of its city council imposes no constitutionally significant burden on voters’ rights to vote. And Tucson has advanced a valid, sufficiently important interest to justify its choice of electoral system,” the ruling states.
Friday, September 02, 2016
His plan to overturn Tucson's election system in order to get more Repubicans on the city council has been denied by the 9th Circuit:
Posted by Steve J. at 9:56 PM