GUIN - The Guin City Council voted to do away with cumulative voting as the method of electing council members at the council’s Monday, March 18, meeting.
Cumulative voting is a form of voting that allows each voter to cast multiple votes for one candidate. The method allows for a low population of racial minorities in a certain district the chance to gain representation on a governmental board or council.
According to 2010 Census data, Guin has a population of 86.9 percent white and 10.9 percent black. Cumulative voting was forced on certain municipalities after lawsuits brought about by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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