Ocean City Looks At Changing Town Election Date

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City is looking at changing its election day for town offices.

The town’s elections currently take place on the third Tuesday in October in even-numbered years. But turnout in the last two elections has been light.

As a result, city officials are considering moving the election to coincide with national elections on the second Tuesday in November. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports the plan to change election day will be brought before the Town Council at its next meeting.

Officials think the date change could increase voter turnout and save the town the $10,000 it costs to conduct a stand-alone election.

Among Maryland’s 157 cities and towns, only the city of Cumberland currently combines local and national elections.
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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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