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File #: CA-2-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Charter Amendment Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/27/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/14/2021 Final action:
Title: Non-Partisan Elections - For the purpose of providing for non-partisan elections for the offices of Mayor, Aldermen, and Alderwomen; providing procedures for the filling of vacancies in these offices; removing partisan consideration in the composition of the Board of Supervisors of Elections; modifying certain procedural timelines for the filling of vacancies; and generally relating to non-partisan elections.
Sponsors: Fred Paone
Indexes: Board of Supervisors of Elections, Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. CA-2-21 First Reader, 2. CA-2-21 Staff Report
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Non-Partisan Elections - For the purpose of providing for non-partisan elections for the offices of Mayor, Aldermen, and Alderwomen; providing procedures for the filling of vacancies in these offices; removing partisan consideration in the composition of the Board of Supervisors of Elections; modifying certain procedural timelines for the filling of vacancies; and generally relating to non-partisan elections.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Charter Amendment 2-21

Introduced by: Alderman Paone
Co-sponsored by:

Referred to
Board of Supervisors of Elections
Rules and City Government Committee
90 day Rule:__________


A CHARTER AMENDMENT Resolution concerning

Non-Partisan Elections

FOR the purpose of providing for non-partisan elections for the offices of Mayor, Aldermen, and Alderwomen; providing procedures for the filling of vacancies in these offices; removing partisan consideration in the composition of the Board of Supervisors of Elections; modifying certain procedural timelines for the filling of vacancies; and generally relating to non-partisan elections.

BY repealing and reenacting the following portions of the City Charter:
Article II, Section 5
Article II, Section 6
Article II, Section 7


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.

(A) COMMENCING ON JANUARY 1, 2022, Nomination nomination for a mayor andSHALL BE MADE BY FILING WITH THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS A CERTIFICATE EXECUTED BY NO FEWER THAN 50 QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY, WITH NO LESS THAN 5 SIGNATURES BEING THOSE OF REGISTERED VOTERS FROM EACH OF THE CITY'S WARDS. NOMINATION for one (1) alderman/alderwoman from each ward in the city shall be made by FILING WITH THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS A CERTIFICATE EXECUTED BY NO F...

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