The Washington County Board of Elections will meet tomorrow in executive session to act on the City of Hagerstown's request to find that a local landlords' group violated state election law when it collected petition signatures at the polls on Election Day.
We understand that since the board will be consulting with its attorney, it will be able to close the meeting. However, we hope that afterward it will give the public some explanation for what happened Nov. 5.
That day voters who went to city polling places found members of the Landlords and Property Owners Association of Washington County collecting signatures for a petition opposing the city's proposed rental property inspection program.
Judging from the many complaint calls received at The Herald-Mail and reported by the elections board, many of those seeking signatures were actually inside buildings where voting was taking place.