Court of Appeals Issues Decision in Election Case

This morning the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the City of Tucson in a case challenging the constitutionality of the City's elections process. Tucson uses a hybrid election system established by voters in 1929, where residents vote only in their ward for primary elections and citywide in the general election when selecting the mayor and council members. In a 2-1 decision, the panel of judges reversed the district court's earlier ruling in favor of the City. Today's ruling will not affect last Tuesday's election results. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.