Task Force on Voting Seeking Applicants

Date: 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

As part of the PDF icon Right to Vote Resolution (PDF) adopted on May 13, the City Council established a Task Force on Voting to make recommendations to the City Council on any policies or regulations needed to strengthen the right to vote and voter participation in City elections. Up to 11 members will be appointed by the Council. Members should be Takoma Park residents or represent organizations with expertise in election law or policy, voting rights or voter registration. The Council will aim to appoint at least two youth members (aged 16 to 21 on the date of appointment). Two members of the Task force will be selected by the Takoma Park Board of Elections and recommended to the Council for appointment.

The Task Force will be asked to issue a preliminary report with recommendations for the 2013 election by September 15, 2013 and a final report with its findings and recommendation to the City Council by June 30, 2014 unless its term is extended by the Council.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting contacting Jessie Carpenter, City Clerk, jessiec@takomaparkmd.gov or 301-891-7267. The deadline for initial applications is June 19, 2013. Appointments are expected to be made July 1.