In Vandalia’s 2013 municipal election, Jerry Swarm received 130 votes in winning a Ward I aldermanic seat. In that same election, Andy Lester won a Ward IV seat with 436 votes.
In the 2015 election, Ken Hubler received only 22 votes, seven more than his opponent, to win a Ward I seat. In Ward IV, B. John Clark received three times more votes than Hubler.
The vote totals from those recent elections show the disparity in the size of Vandalia’s four wards, something that Vandalia officials agreed to do something about at the end of last year.