September 16, 2019
39 N. Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014
Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to Town Code Chapter 27 Elections
Monday, September 16, 2019
Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 16, 2019 to consider Ordinance No. 793-19 amending Bel Air Town Code Chapter 37 Elections. This legislation is intended to remove or update outdated language, provide enhanced clarity, and align definitions, procedures, and equipment references with the new voting equipment being utilized by the State Board of Elections. Including amendments to: require candidates to file a certificate of candidacy to run for the office of Commissioner 15 days sooner or 45 days, instead of 30 days, before the next scheduled election in 2021; and to adopt language that requires, in the case of a contested election, that the Board of Election Judges and the Harford County Board of Elections perform an audit on the voting equipment used for the election and/or conduct a recount in accordance with Title 12 Contested Election of the Election Law, Annotated Code of Maryland.