TOCC Election Procedure: Petition For Improvement
We, the citizens of the Town of Chevy Chase, Maryland, believe in a fully-informed electorate and open elections.
We believe no person should be entitled to serve on the Town Council without publicly disclosing his or her candidacy at least one week prior to the election. Such a requirement would parallel the rule for write-in candidates seeking state office.
We urge the Town Council to amend the Town's election code to require 7-day advance disclosure, the same as in the State of Maryland.