Pocomoke City, Maryland

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                                                               Resolution No. 535, Amendment to Resolution No. 520 (2019) Has Passed

                                                                                        Mayoral Seat Election Canceled

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, was the fortieth day after the vote by the City Council to amend the Charter as to sections 3, 15, and 35. No referendum was filed on the amendments. Pursuant to Local Government Article §4-304, as no referendum was filed, the amendment goes into effect 10 days after the fortieth day. The amendments to Sections 3, 15, and 35 of the Pocomoke City Charter will be effective on Saturday, April 3, 2021. As the amendments are effective before the April 6, Mayoral election, the 2021 Mayoral election is vacated and postponed to April of 2023. The election for Districts 4 and 5 remain scheduled for Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Please contact the City Clerk with any questions. There will still be an April 6, 2021 election for District 4 as scheduled.

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Board Chairman:  Shaun Stevenson

Members: Sylvia Fletcher, Grace Holland, Clara Jackson and Wendell White

Alternate Members: Veronica Gillette, Joyce Fletcher and Patricia Hindle-Forbush

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A meeting of the Board of Elections Supervisors is scheduled: 

TBA 

Election Announcement:

The election will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The last day to register with Worcester County Elections Office to vote in this year’s election will be Monday, March 8, 2021.

                            Public Notice of Municipal Election

                                  Pocomoke City, Maryland

A municipal election will be held at the Pocomoke City Library at 301 Market Street, Pocomoke City, Maryland 21851 on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on election day. The election will be for Mayor (subject to change due to Res. No. 535) and District 4. There is no contest for District 5, as the candidate is unopposed. The successful candidate(s) will take office on the second Tuesday of the month, April 13, 2021. Absentee ballot applications are available by contacting the City Clerk at City Hall at 410-957-1333 or printable from the City website at cityofpocomoke.com; News; Bids & Public Notices; Notice of Election. Absentee ballot applications must be received in City Hall by the City Clerk by March 22, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. The process is you will be sent an absentee ballot application or you may print one from the website. After completion and receipt by the City Clerk, you will be sent an absentee ballot. Pursuant to Res. No. 432, absentee ballots must be received at P.O. Box 233, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, no later than Monday, April 5, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. If you request but do not receive the absentee ballot by mail by March 31, 2021, please contact the City Clerk.

 

The following candidates have filed for the Mayoral seat: Canceled

                                              Susan Marshall Harrison

                                               Monda Marsh

                                               Michael (Mike) Shannon

 The following candidates have filed for the District 4 Council seat:

                                                Keri Ann Byrd-Foster

                                                Todd J. Nock

The following candidates have filed for the District 5 Council seat:

                                                C. Esther Troast (Unopposed)

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AGENDA

POCOMOKE CITY BOARD OF ELECTIONS SUPERVISORS MEETING MINUTES
6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2021, City Hall

1.  Letter to Council to Request a Raise for Board of Elections Supervisors

2. COVID-19 Procedures for April 6, 2021 Election

3. Explanation of Resolution No. 535 (Amendment to Resolution No. 520)

4. Validation of Candidate Nominations by Board of Election Supervisors

THE AGENDA ITEMS MIGHT NOT BE CONSIDERED IN SEQUENCE. THIS AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO INCLUDE THE ADDITION OR THE DELETION OF ITEMS, INCLUDING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

 

POCOMOKE CITY BOARD OF ELECTIONS SUPERVISORS
6:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, 2021

City Hall                                     

Meeting Minutes                               

Present: Board Chairman:  Shaun Stevenson

Members: Sylvia Fletcher, Grace Holland, Clara Jackson and Wendell White

Board of Election Attorney: James Porter

City Clerk: Michelle Beckett-El Soloh

Letter to Council to Request a Raise for Board of Elections Supervisors

Board of Elections Supervisors requested a raise to the current salary for Board of Elections duties. There has not been a raise given for 15 years, possibly longer. City Clerk will draft a letter regarding the Board’s request and present it to the Council to vote on at the next Mayor & Council meeting.

Motion to request Board of Elections Supervisors salary be adjusted to $250.00 (White, Fletcher passed)

Stevenson-aye, Fletcher-aye, Holland-aye, Jackson-aye, White-aye; 0 opposed, motion carried.

COVID-19 Procedures for April 6, 2021 Election

Procedures for the 2021 election will mirror last year’s procedures in that PPE and sanitizer will be kept on hand. Election workers and voters will be required to wear masks to enter the polls and voting will be limited to a maximum of 10 people, including the election personnel, in the polling area to be able to maintain a 6’ distance.  

Explanation of Resolution No. 535 (Amendment to Resolution No. 520)

Michelle Beckett-El Soloh, City Clerk, explained that currently, Resolution No. 535, an amendment to Resolution No. 520, has been introduced and passed by the Council. There are 40 days that a referendum could be filed. If no referendum is filed before the 40 days an additional 10 days for a total of 50 days is required before the resolution takes effect. The resolution was drafted to correct a typographical error in Resolution No. 520 that would require a mayoral seat election after just having a mayoral seat election in 2020. The intent was for the mayor to serve a 3-year term before the mayoral seat comes up for election again in 2023 and would, after that, serve a 4-year term. The 50 days will end on April 4, 2021, and until then, we will treat the election as if the mayoral seat will have an election. If there is no mayoral seat election, absentee ballots would be disqualified and not counted.

Validation of Candidate Nominations by Board of Election Supervisors

There have been inquiries raised as to the validity of candidacy for certain members who have been nominated to run for office. Due to the public inquiries, the validity of each candidate will be reviewed and voted on by the Board of Elections Supervisors.

Candidate Esther Troast, District 5

Driver’s License states address as 1103 Cedar St.

Motion to accept and certify as an eligible candidate (Jackson, White passed)

Stevenson-aye, Fletcher-aye, Holland-aye, Jackson-aye, White-aye; 0 opposed, motion carried.

Candidate Susan Marshall Harrison, Mayoral Seat

Driver’s License states address as 2610 Cambrook Dr.

Motion to accept and certify as an eligible candidate (White, Jackson passed)

Stevenson-aye, Fletcher-aye, Holland-aye, Jackson-aye, White-aye; 0 opposed, motion carried.

Candidate Monda Marsh, Mayoral Seat

Mail received from Candidate and City billing records states address as 1 2nd St.

Motion to accept and certify as an eligible candidate (White, Jackson passed)

Stevenson-aye, Fletcher-aye, Holland-aye, Jackson-aye, White-aye; 0 opposed, motion carried.

Candidate Michael Shannon, Mayoral Seat

City billing records and voter registration states address as 907 Laurel St.

Motion to accept and certify as an eligible candidate (White, Jackson passed)

Stevenson-aye, Fletcher-aye, Holland-aye, Jackson-aye, White-aye; 0 opposed, motion carried.

Candidate Todd J. Nock, District 4

Driver’s License states address as 806 Lynnhaven Dr, Apt _

Motion to accept and certify as an eligible candidate (Jackson, Stevenson passed)

Stevenson-aye, Fletcher-aye, Holland-aye, Jackson-aye, White-aye; 0 opposed, motion carried.

Candidate Keri-Ann Byrd Foster, District 4

Keri-Ann Byrd Foster submitted documentation that was reviewed by all members present. There were 13 total documents including MD driver’s license, home owner’s insurance, 1040 taxes from 2017, 2018 and 2019, auto insurance, health insurance EOB and bills, etc. All documents showed 813 Market St as her domicile address.

Motion to accept and certify as an eligible candidate (Fletcher, Jackson passed)

Stevenson-aye, Fletcher-aye, Holland-aye, Jackson-aye, White-aye; 0 opposed, motion carried.

 

Approved: K. Michelle Beckett-El Soloh / City Clerk

Approved: S. Stevenson / Board of Elections Chairperson

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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