Springfield City Primary Election Charter Amendment (August 2012)

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A Springfield City Primary Election Charter Amendment measure was on the August 7, 2012 ballot in the city of Springfield, which is in Greene County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 12,098 (59.07%)Approveda
  • NO 8,384 (40.93%)[1]

This measure, since it was approved, will get rid of February primary elections in the city and make it that if there are more than three candidates for a council seat the one with the most votes in the April election would win.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Section 13.1 of the Springfield City Charter be amended to remove the February Primary election date for candidates running for the offices of Springfield City Council?[3][4]


  1. Greene County Elections, August Election Results
  2. The News Leader, "Springfield petition change now up to voters," May 22, 2012
  3. Greene County Elections, August Candidates and Issues
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.