Voters showed strong support for the advisory question
Judging from the results of last month’s election, many Takoma Park residents are in favor of moving City Elections to even-numbered years. Beginning with the election in November 2018, and providing that voting rights can be maintained for City residents who are (1) 16-17 years old, (2) non-citizens, or (3) on parole or probation for a felony conviction, and that instant runoff voting and same day voter registration can be maintained, the City of Takoma Park municipal elections for Mayor and Councilmembers could be changed to the Tuesday following the first Monday in November in each even-numbered year to coincide with Maryland statewide general elections. Below is the tally of voters in favor of the advisory question broken down by wards.
This article appeared in the December 2015 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.