Tuesday, Nov. 5 -- to overcome an election notorious for low voter
"It's too early at this point to speculate what the final decision
will be," committee Chairman Stuart Wilcox said. "The goal is to get
more people to vote, more citizen participation."
Estimates on actual number of voters range among some council
members, but estimates citing more than 300 votes being received in
the past three elections seem most reliable, President Danette
The council has tried holding its election in conjunction with the
general election, with poor results, Beatty added.
"Everybody in the world is off on Saturday," he said. "It's harder
for people to come on Tuesday because they work."
Finding council members to work the polls was also more difficult
on Tuesday, Beatty said.
Wilcox anticipates the committee will have made a decision by
mid-September, and will also open the election process at that time.
There will be three voting seats open on the council, plus three
alternate spots. Council members serve three-year terms, and
alternates serve a term of one year.
The council serves as an advisory committee to Supervisor Michael
"The main goal of the council is to represent their constituents,
and not their own personal views," Wilcox said.
For more information on the election, or to make suggestions, call
248-9387 or visit www.yourtowncouncil.org.