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Staggered Elections In Salisbury Could End

 

            The Salisbury City Council has agreed to end staggered municipal elections.

            Council President Terry Cohen said that while the practice provided for continuity many voters felt it was just a form of – what she called -- re-election.

            The Salisbury Daly Times reports that eliminating the staggered voting would provide…elections for the Mayor’s office and all 5 Council seats every four years.

            The next municipal election is set for April of next year.

            Currently, the Mayor and one candidate each from majority-minority District 1 and the at-large District 2 are chosen at the same time.

            Two years later three candidates are elected to the City Council from at-large District 2.

             

         

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.