On September 19, 2022 the Annapolis City Council passed R-52-22 for the purpose of establishing a “Task Force to study municipal election laws and make recommendations, if needed to improve the City Code, structure, and procedures for elections in the City of Annapolis”. The Task Force will consist of five volunteer members appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation by City Council.
The task force will be in effect for six months beginning at its first meeting at which time member will select a Chair and a Secretary, and set up a schedule of meetings. These meetings, including public hearings, are expected to be frequent and will usually be held virtually. There will be staff support and a liaison with the Board of Supervisors of Elections who will attend task force meetings, assist members with their work, and communicate progress to the Board of Supervisors of Elections at their monthly meeting. An interim report is to be submitted at the three-month mark and a final report is to be submitted to the Board of Supervisors of Elections and City Council at the six-month conclusion of the task force. The Board of Supervisors of Elections and City Council will then review the report and make recommendations for changes to City Code.
The Board of Supervisors of Elections is inviting individuals with experience and/or expertise in election law and procedures to apply for a position on this task force scheduled to begin in early 2023.