ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND

ELECTION RETURNS

GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 3, 2020


BOARD OF EDUCATION

COUNCILMANIC DISTRICT 2

Robert A. Silkworth* 17,190
Raleigh Turnage, Jr. 13,322

COUNCILMANIC DISTRICT 3

Ken Baughman 18,644
Corine Frank* 20,642

COUNCILMANIC DISTRICT 6

India L. Ochs 15,283
Joanna Bache Tobin* 18,748


CHARTER AMENDMENTS

Question A:
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH - DUTIES OF COUNTY AUDITOR

To amend the Anne Arundel County Charter to allow the County Auditor to have access to all records and files pertaining to County business; to allow the County Auditor to conduct additional financial and performance audits or reviews of any office, department, or agency funded in whole or in part by County funds; and to allow the County Auditor to conduct investigations of an act or allegation of fraud, waste, or abuse in the obligation, expenditure, or use of County resources.

For* Against
232,956 39,404
% of Total 85.5% 14.5%


Question B:
EXECUTIVE BRANCH - APPOINTMENT & CONFIRMATION OF CERTAIN DEPARTMENT HEADS

To amend the Anne Arundel County Charter to require County Council confirmation of the County Executives appointments of the County Attorney, Chief of Police, and Fire Chief and to allow the County Council, on the affirmative vote of not less than five members, to prevent removal of a County Attorney appointed by the County Executive.

For* Against
195,707 69,030
% of Total 73.9% 26.1%


Question C:
MERIT SYSTEM - EXEMPT POSITIONS

To amend the Anne Arundel County Charter to remove the limit of 1500 hours per calendar year for hourly rate contractual employees in the exempt service under Section 802(a)(14)of the Charter.

For* Against
165,008 93,157
% of Total 63.9% 36.1%


Question D:
CENTRALIZED PURCHASING - COMPETITIVE BIDDING

To amend the Anne Arundel County Charter to permit the County Council to increase the minimum value of purchases and contracts requiring full competitive bidding to an amount not less than $25,000 and not greater than $100,000.

For* Against
172,787 88,149
% of Total 66.2% 33.8%


Question E:
MERIT SYSTEM - PROBATIONARY PERIOD - EXTENSION OF PROBATIONARY PERIOD

To amend Section 806 of the Anne Arundel County Charter to modify the probationary period from six months to the time required to complete the departments entry-level training program plus twelve months for entry-level full-time classified sworn employees of the Police Department, Fire Department, Sheriffs Office, and Department of Detention Facilities, and to provide that a probationary period does not run while an employee is on paid or unpaid leave that exceeds 80 consecutive hours.

For* Against
215,259 51,679
% of Total 80.6% 19.4%


Question F:
EXECUTIVE BRANCH - EXPANDING THE LIMITATION ON TERM OF TEMPORARY APPOINTEES

To amend the Anne Arundel County Charter to expand the initial term for an acting Chief Administrative Officer or acting head of any office or department from sixty days to one hundred twenty days, and to allow the County Council to extend that term by up to two additional six month periods instead of the current four months.

For* Against
156,083 105,120
% of Total 59.8% 40.2%


Question G:
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

To amend the Anne Arundel County Charter to require the Anne Arundel County Human Relations Commission.

For* Against
181,918 75,120
% of Total 70.8% 29.2%



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