The meeting at RiverWest was the second of two public forums on cumulative voting and the future political makeup of the council.
The City Council on Nov. 15 will likely decide if the city should pursue an opinion from a federal judge on whether a new political map - and the potential for increased districts, along with the elimination of cumulative voting - should be allowed to move forward.
Its unique style allows a voter to potentially cast five votes for one candidate, or to divide the votes proportionally.
It was instituted after a 1987 federal lawsuit was brought by black voters against the City Council, District 150 and the Peoria Park Board aimed at increasing the number of minorities elected to public office.
Related articles: BANKS v. BD. OF ED., CITY OF PEORIA, SCH. D. 150; Rewind: History of City Council election process