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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Public Hearing to Consider Amending the Town Code Chapter 37 Elections

Public Hearing Notice


Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bel Air Town Hall, 39 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air, MD 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 This legislation is intended to remove or update outdated language, provide enhanced clarity, and align definitions, procedures, and equipment references with the new voting equipment being utilized by the State Board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: Section § 37-6 General Elections 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 Section § 37-24 Contested Elections 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. Copies are available on the Town’s website at

Michael L. Krantz

Town Clerk

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