Every tri-state town that had an electric aggregation measure on the ballot passed it Tuesday, including Quincy.
So, what's next for residents? Quincy Mayor John Spring says new electric rates could be in place as early as January or February.
Spring says the city is still in search of that new supplier, but when one is decided on, residents still have the chance to opt out of the new program.
"This will all come in the mail to them and they'll have other opportunities as well but usually it's such a small number that opt out of a program like this because of the savings," Spring said. "So we're excited about this now we'll make it work for our community and people will get cheaper electric rates."
Residents will receive two notices in the mail in the coming months describing the next steps.
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