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Greenville City Council approves nonpartisan elections

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Greenville City Council approved nonpartisan elections on Monday. (May 12, 2014/FOX Carolina) Greenville City Council approved nonpartisan elections on Monday. (May 12, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville City Council voted to approve nonpartisan elections in the second and final reading on Monday.

The council voted 4-3 in favor of the change in the municipal election process, which will take effect in August when there will be the signups for candidates for the November election.

The nonpartisan election cycle will take a shorter amount of time than the previous system, with candidates filing a statement of candidacy 75 days before the general election in November.

The candidate with the most votes or with a majority of votes would win.

The nonpartisan system will "not prohibit or limit the ability of candidates to declare an affiliation as a member of a political party, such as Republican or Democrat," according to the City Council.

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