Ms. Kimberley A.
Rau, Clerk to the City of Laurel Board of Election Supervisors,
announced the results of the September 8, 2009 Election Referendum as
Questions 1 (Early Voting)
480 for 320 against
Question 2 (Change the Date of the City Election to November)
489 for 310 against
Question3 (Extension of the current Mayor and City Council
Terms to accommodate the November Election date
424 for 373 against
Question 4 (Four-year terms for the City Council)
254 for 541 against
Question 5 (Voting by Ward Only)
405 for 391 against
Question 6 (Salary Increase for the Mayor)
334 for 464 against
Question 7 (Salary Increase for City Councilmembers)
295 for 503 against
The election results for Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 will be
certified and presented to the Mayor and City Council at a Special
Meeting, Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. to be held in the
Council Chambers at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road.
At the time of this press release, voting on Question 5 (Voting by
Ward Only) is too close to call with only 14 votes separating the
outcome, 405 votes for and 391 votes against. Question 5 could possibly
be overturned by outstanding Absentee Ballots. Absentee Ballots
postmarked September 8, 2009 by law may be counted if they are received
on or before September 15, 2009. If the results of Question 5 cannot be
certified today, they will be presented to the Mayor and City Council
at a future date, which will be publicly announced.
Any questions regarding the Special Referendum Election may be
referred to the Acting Public Information Officer, Carreen Koubek, who
may be reached at 301-725-5300.