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Monday, August 07, 2017

Fenwick Council Looking To Alter Voter Qualification Changes

FENWICK ISLAND – Officials in the Town of Fenwick Island approved the first reading on a charter change that would give properties held in trust two votes and properties held in deed four votes in municipal elections.

In a Fenwick Island Town Council meeting last Friday, the town’s Ad Hoc Election Committee introduced changes to a section of the town’s charter that outline voting qualifications for residents, non-residents and artificial entities.

While the changes will not affect residents and artificial entities (LLCs, partnerships and corporations), Councilwoman Julie Lee said the revisions would reinstate voting rights for trustees and their spouses.

“We owe it to the town to try and restore the voting rights of those that lost their voting rights in 2008 when the charter was changed,” she said.

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