HAGERSTOWN -- The City of Hagerstown will change the dates it holds municipal elections to coincide with presidential elections.
On Tuesday, the City Council voted 5-0 to make the change.
During the city's general election on May 19, a ballot question passed by 2,592 to 496 votes that asked residents whether they wanted to change the dates that Hagerstown holds its municipal elections.
The result of the election, however, was not official because the ballot question was not mandatory, City Attorney William Nairn said earlier this month. As a result, the City Council was required to make the final decision.
The city historically has held its primary and general elections in March and May in the years opposite the gubernatorial and primary elections. With the passing of Tuesday's resolution, the municipal primary will be held in February and the general election will be held in November.