Aberdeen city officials are moving closer to adopting a charter amendment providing for a runoff when there are ties in future elections for mayor or city council seats.

City Council members and Mayor Patrick McGrady briefly discussed a draft amendment during an hour-long work session at City Hall Monday evening, two days after a new state law took effect Saturday requiring municipalities to “fill a vacancy that resulted in a tie vote in an election for municipal election within 90 days after the election.”

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