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File #: CA-2-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Charter Amendment Status: Withdrawn
File created: 6/22/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/14/2020
Title: City of Annapolis Primary Election Date - For the purpose of modifying the date of the Primary Election for City of Annapolis elections.
Sponsors: Rob Savidge
Indexes: Board of Supervisors of Elections, Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. CA-2-20 Primary Election Date Change First Reader.pdf, 2. CA-2-20 Staff Report.pdf, 3. CA-2-20 Fiscal Impact Note.pdf, 4. CA-2-20 Board of Supervisors of Elections Referral Response 7-22-20.pdf

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City of Annapolis Primary Election Date - For the purpose of modifying the date of the Primary Election for City of Annapolis elections.

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CITY COUNCIL OF THE

City of Annapolis

 

Charter Amendment 2-20

 

Introduced by: Alderman Savidge

Co-sponsored by:

 

Referred to

The Board of Supervisors of Elections

Rules and City Government Committee

90 day Rule:__________

 

 

A CHARTER AMENDMENT Resolution concerning

 

City of Annapolis Primary Election Date

 

FOR                     the purpose of modifying the date of the Primary Election for City of Annapolis

 elections.

 

BY                     repealing and reenacting the following portions of the City Charter:

Article II, Section V

 

 

SECTION I:  BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Charter of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

 

THE CHARTER

Article II - ELECTION OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN/ALDERWOMEN

 

Sec. 5. - Primary election dates; municipal election dates; term dates.

 

Nomination for a mayor and for one (1) alderman/alderwoman from each ward in the city shall be made by direct vote of the respective political parties at primary elections to be held in the city for the several candidates for mayor and, in each ward of the city, for the several candidates for aldermen/alderwomen, on the thirdSECOND Tuesday of SeptemberJULY in each year in which municipal elections in the city are to be held. Municipal elections shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in every fourth year, beginning with the year 1985.  However, in the event an election will occur on the same day as the public observance of a religious holiday, or in case of severe weather, the board of supervisors of elections shall have the authority to reschedule the election to a day within one (1) week of the day prescribed by this section.  The mayor and aldermen/alderwomen elected at each municipal election shall qualify in the manner prescribed by Article II, Section 3 of this Charter, and shall take office on the first Monday in December of the year in which they are elected and shall hold office until the first Monday in December in the fourth year following, or until their successors are elected and qualify.

 

 

SECTION II:  AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that a notice of public hearing was published on the proposed charter amendment, at least 21 days in advance of the public hearing that was held on                                                                                                          .

 

SECTION III:  AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the date of adoption of this Resolution is _____, 20__, and the amendments of the Charter of the City of Annapolis, hereby enacted shall become effective on _____, 20__, unless a proper petition for referendum hereon shall be filed as permitted by law within 40 days of adoption, provided a complete and exact copy of this Resolution shall be continuously posted on the bulletin board in the City Hall until _____, 20__, and provided further that a copy of the title of this Resolution shall be published in "The Capital," a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Annapolis, or in any other newspaper of such general circulation, once in each of the weeks on, _____, 20__, __                     _____, 20__, ___                     __, 20__, and ___                     __, 20__.

 

 

SECTION IV: AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Mayor is hereby specifically commanded to carry out the provisions of Section II hereof, and, as evidence of such compliance, the Mayor shall cause to be maintained appropriate certificates of publication of the newspaper or newspapers in which the title of the Resolution shall have been published and if a favorable referendum is held on the Charter change, shall declare the Charter change hereby enacted to be effective on _____, 20__, by affixing his signature hereto in the space provided on the effective date of change.

 

 

SECTION V:  AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that as soon as the Charter Amendment hereby enacted shall become effective, either as provided herein or following a referendum, the Mayor shall send to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services a copy of this Resolution showing the number of Aldermen and Alderwomen voting for and against it and a report on the votes cast for or against the amendment hereby enacted at any referendum thereon and the date of such referendum.

 

                     The above Charter Amendment was enacted by the foregoing Resolution which was passed at a  Meeting of the Annapolis City Council on _____, 20__; _____ voting in the affirmative, ____ voting in the negative, _____ abstaining and _____ absent and the said Resolution becomes effective in accordance with law on the __ day of _____ 20__.

 

 

EXPLANATION

UPPERCASE indicates matter added to existing law.

[Strikethrough] indicates matter stricken from existing law.

Underlining indicates amendments.