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All Communities Vote for Electric Aggregation, Kinmundy Votes To Allow Liquor Sales

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

Everyone of the electric aggregation issues on the ballot in Marion County passed during Tuesday's election.   Kinmundy residents also voted for the town to go wet so alcohol can be sold.  

The unincorporated portions of Marion County passed the electric aggregation issue 778 to 599 votes.  In Kinmundy, the vote was 125 to 84, in Central City 83 to 6, in Iuka 61 to 23, in Junction City 83 to 42, in Odin 219 to 79, in Patoka 92 to 67 and in Sandoval 152 to 51.   The electric needs of the Ameren residential and small business customers will now be bid out to the lowest bidder.  Salem and Centralia customers are already receiving discounts on their electric after passing electric aggregation in November.  

Kinmundy residents voted 141 to 87 to allow the sale of alcohol in the community.  The Kinmundy City Council will now have to determine what type of liquor licenses will be allowed.    

Voter turnout on average was very low, with only 16.53 percent of the voters in the county going to the polls for Tuesday's election.   

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