HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown City Council is considering a proposal that would let voters decide whether to change the dates in which municipal elections are held.
The council directed city staff on Tuesday to investigate the feasibility of the proposal. If election officials give their approval, the issue would be placed on the ballot during the general election in May.
As it stands, the municipal primary and general elections are held in March and May. The proposal would ask voters to consider changing the elections to coincide with presidential ones.
If the change occurs, the next mayor and council would serve about 3 1/2 years instead of four because they would be sworn in after the general election this May and stay in office until sometime around the presidential election in 2012. The specific dates of each term were not discussed.