Released on November 10, 2009 - 4:25pm
Sep 09

     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
follows: 

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.

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