Preparing for Election Day
Oct 28, 2007 | Posted by: Baltimore Sun | Full story: Baltimore Sun
“That building has a part of it that's an apartment”
Although a disqualified City Council candidate has dropped his lawsuit and the Nov. 6 election will proceed as scheduled, the dispute has raised broader questions about residency requirements for voters as well as candidates.
In a city where at least one recent election race was decided by a single-digit margin, a councilman said the incident highlighted the need to inspect voter registrations more closely.
'We need to purge the voter rolls and weed out the people that do not live in Aberdeen,' said council President Michael Hiob, who is running for re-election. 'Just because you own a business or a rental property, it does not give you the right to vote in our city elections. You should vote where you live. That's the way it should be.' Read more
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