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Residents speak out against citys at-large voting system during council meeting
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Two Gainesville residents spoke against the city’s at-large voting system at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. It’s part of a campaign by members of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials to change a voting system that it says violates the federal Voting Rights Act. Gainesville is scheduled to hold elections for two City Council seats and the position of mayor later this year, and the group has said it wants to make the voting system an election issue.