Ballot Measures Facing Wicomico County Voters

Aug 13, 2012

Wicomico County voters will be facing some charter changes this fall.

Among the measures on the ballot is one dealing with petitions filed with the election board.

It would require residents to gather 20 percent of the number of voters who cast ballots in the last presidential election or 10-thousand people whichever is fewer.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that currently the number is 15 percent of registered voters in the county.

Another measure would require the county executive to hold a public hearing on the capital improvement program and expense budget.

At present it is only an option.

Voters will also get a chance to decide whether the Council will get 45 days to fill a vacant seat as opposed to the current 30 days.