RANTOUL, IL. (ECWd) -
Village of Rantoul, Illinois voters approved a referendum to divide the village into six Districts, with one trustee elected per district.
Election results indicate 1723 or 54.30% "YES" votes and 1450 OR 45.70% "NO" votes on the citizen-led referendum to divide the village into districts.
The next step is for the Village Board to divide the village into six "compact and contiguous districts of approximately equal population" and this must be done not less than 30 days prior to the first day to file nominating petitions for the next succeeding municipal election.
Electing by district will not happen for the 2019 election due to the mandated time-line, but will happen for the municipal election following the 2019 election.