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  Springfield, IL Alderman Ward 2 - Overturned
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Parents > United States > Illinois > Counties > Sangamon > Springfield > Alderman Ward 2
OfficeAlderman
Type General Election
Filing Deadline November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open April 02, 2019 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close April 02, 2019 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start May 22, 2019 - 06:05pm
Term End July 18, 2019 - 06:00pm
Turnout 1.22% Total Population
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Last Modifiedev July 31, 2019 02:38pm
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Description Former Alderwomen Simpson was declared the winner and seated on the city council. However, a full ward recount has granted and the alderman for this seat could change depending on the outcome.

The Official Vote:
Simpson, 466; Gregory 465; Senor, 394; and Shafer 99.

Shawn Gregory filed a lawsuit against the Sangamon County Clerk and Gail Simpson requesting a recount. Following a recount the vote stood as follows:

Simpson, 464; Gregory 462; Senor, 387; and Shafer 97.

Following another potential suit against the Sangamon County Clerk's office the Springfield City Council voted 9-0 to declare the Ward 2 seat a tie by allowing two ballots that were previously not counted for Gregory to be added to his total. Following the declaration of a tie vote, a drawing of names determined Gregory the winner.

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Term end due to election being declared a tie and the election overturned.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyNonpartisan Won04/07/2015
NameHerman A. Senor Votes775 (53.26%)
Term05/01/2015 - 05/22/2019 Margin95 (+6.53%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
PartyNonpartisan Won07/17/2019
NameWillie "Shawn" Gregory Votes464 (32.86%)
Term07/23/2019 - 05/01/2023 Margin0 (+0.00%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
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Name Alderman Gail M. Simpson Willie "Shawn" Gregory (I) Alderman Herman A. Senor Tom Shafer  
PartyNonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan  
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Certified Votes466 (32.73%) 465 (32.65%) 394 (27.67%) 99 (6.95%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -1 (-0.07%) -72 (-5.06%) -367 (-25.77%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $--  
Website [Website] [Website]  
Entry Date 11/19/2018 11/19/2018 11/26/2018 11/26/2018  
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