Town of Cheverly, MD
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Election Judges CA-1-11
CHARTER AMENDMENT RESOLUTION CR-1-11

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CHEVERLY, MARYLAND, clarifying that while election judges shall be registered voters, the election clerks for Town elections need not be registered voters of the Town.
WHEREAS, state law grants to the Town plenary powers to legislate and regulate Town elections; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Town Council deem it appropriate to clarify that appointed election clerks acting in Town elections need not be registered voters because they are generally employees of the Town; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Town Council deem it of utmost importance that all election regulations, working procedures and duties of the Board of Elections conform to all applicable Federal and State law.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Cheverly, Maryland, in regular session assembled:
Section 1: That Section C-18(C) of the Charter of the Town of Cheverly, Maryland be amended as follows:
§ C-18. Officials to register voters and conduct elections.

C.~~~To assist the board in the registration of voters and in the conduct of elections, the Council shall annually in January appoint the necessary number of election judges and clerks, who shall themselves be registered voters of Cheverly AS WELL AS CLERKS WHO NEED NOT BE REGISTERED VOTERS. Judges and clerks shall perform such duties as are prescribed for them by the board. The board shall supervise the duties of election judges and clerks and are authorized to perform such duties when circumstances require.

Section 2:  That the date of the adoption of this Resolution is _______________, and that the amendment to the Charter of the Town of Cheverly hereby proposed by this enactment, shall be and become effective on _________ [50 days], unless a proper petition for a referendum hereon shall be filed by ___________ [40 days], and a fair summary of the Amendment shall be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the Town not less than four (4) times at weekly intervals by _____________ [40 days].
Section 3:  That as soon as the Charter Amendment hereby enacted becomes effective, either as herein provided or following a referendum, the Clerk shall send separately to the Department of Legislative Services, the following information concerning the Charter Amendment:  (1) the complete text of this Resolution; (2) the date of referendum election, if any, held with respect thereto; (3) the number of votes cast for and against this Resolution by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Cheverly or in a referendum; and (4) the effective date of the Charter Amendment.
Section 4:  That the Clerk be, and he/she is specifically enjoined and instructed to carry out the provisions of Sections 2 and 3, and as evidence of compliance herewith the said Clerk shall cause to be affixed to the Minutes of this meeting (1) an appropriate certificate of publication of the newspaper in which the fair summary of the Amendment shall have been published; and (2) records of mailing referred to in Section 3, and shall further complete and execute a Certificate of Compliance.
INTRODUCED by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Cheverly, Maryland, at a Regular Meeting on ___________________, 2011, at which meeting copies were available to the public for inspection.
ADOPTED by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Cheverly, Maryland, at a Regular Meeting on ___________________, 2011, at which meeting copies were available to the public for inspection.

Adopted:
Attest:
Mayor
Councilmember
Councilmember
Councilmember
Councilmember
Councilmember
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