July 8, 2016 •
Ann Arbor, MI Voters to Decide on Election Cycle Change
This November, voters will decide whether term limits for the mayor and City Council members should be increased from two to four years.
Election cycles would remain staggered, but the proposed amendment to the city charter would eliminate elections in odd years, which have typically had low turnout.
Opponents of the amendment argue longer terms will decease officials’ accountability to voters, while those in favor hope for higher city election participation as a result of the new terms.
Photo of downtown Ann Arbor by Andrew Horne on Wikimedia Commons.
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