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Tucson to ask appeals court for rehearing on elections

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) ai??i?? Tucson will ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for a rehearing on a ruling that the city’s election system is unconstitutional.

The three-judge panel ruled on Nov. 10 that the city’s primary and general elections hybrid system puts many voters at a disadvantage.

The city is divided into six wards, and residents can only vote for candidates in their ward during primary elections.

But they can vote for any city council candidate during general elections.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (http://bit.ly/1Nc5XoQAi??) that on Tuesday the City council unanimously voted to request a rehearing. 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