The Salisbury City Council has agreed to end staggered municipal elections.
Council President Terry Cohen said that while the practice provided for continuity many voters felt it was just a form of – what she called -- re-election.
The Salisbury Daly Times reports that eliminating the staggered voting would provide…elections for the Mayor’s office and all 5 Council seats every four years.
The next municipal election is set for April of next year.
Currently, the Mayor and one candidate each from majority-minority District 1 and the at-large District 2 are chosen at the same time.
Two years later three candidates are elected to the City Council from at-large District 2.