HARFORD COUNTY, MARYLAND

ELECTION RETURNS

GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 6, 2012


CHARTER AMENDMENTS

Question A:
VACANCY OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE

To Amend the Harford County Charter by requiring the County Council to fill the position of County Executive within 30 days with a qualified voter of the same political party as the immediately preceding County Executive. In the event a vacancy is filled 90 days or more prior to the next congressional primary election, the position of County Executive will appear on that ballot. The appointed or elected County Executive shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.

For* Against
90,992 21,518
% of Total 80.9% 19.1%


Question B:
POST COUNCIL EMPLOYMENT

To Amend the Harford County Charter by allowing County Council Members after they leave office to apply for employment with the Harford County Government.

For* Against
61,059 53,215
% of Total 53.4% 46.6%


Question C:
ELIGIBILITY FOR REDISTRICTING COMMISSION

To Amend the Harford County Charter by expanding eligibility for appointment to the Redistricting Commission for any political party with at least 15% of the total registered voters and a representative not a member of any political party already represented.

For* Against
67,336 38,792
% of Total 63.4% 36.6%


Question D:
EXEMPT EMPLOYEES

To Amend the Harford County Charter to modify the list of exempt personnel positions to be consistent with the pay and classification plan.

For* Against
75,347 30,963
% of Total 70.9% 29.1%


Question E:
DEFINITION OF A PENDING ZONING CASE

To Amend the Harford County Charter by defining a pending zoning case as a current case filed and/or pending with the Zoning Hearing Examiner, County Council, Circuit Court for Harford County and/or Court of Appeals.

For* Against
79,307 25,806
% of Total 75.4% 24.6%


Question F:
POSTING REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC NOTICES

To Amend the Harford County Charter by requiring public notices be posted in one newspaper widely circulated in Harford County and on an official site.

For* Against
93,750 17,977
% of Total 83.9% 16.1%


Question G:
FILING DATES FOR ANNUAL BUDGET

To Amend the Harford County Charter by allowing an additional 15 days for the budget to be submitted by the County Executive and adopted by the County Council.

For* Against
68,983 43,329
% of Total 61.4% 38.6%


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