This page contains all things about the pending referendum to change Davidson's elected positions from 2-year to 4-year terms. It is being maintained in conjunction with the grassroots effort on Facebook Vote "NO" Davidson 4-Year Terms.
In 2010 the Town of Davidson began discussing the possibility of extending term for the Mayor and Commissioners from 2-years to 4-years - an idea that had been entertained in the past but never acted upon. By the Spring of 2011 the Town began serious discussions to make this change unilaterally without putting it to the voters. After significant pushback from many in Town the issue was tabled once again. Now, in 2012 the Town Board has started the process to put this question on ballot in what promises to be a historic turnout during the November presidential election.
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Vote 'NO' Davidson 4 Year Terms
Background Articles and Posts:
Commissioners to revive discussion of longer terms - DavidsonNews.net
Commissioners eyeing Nov. referendum on longer terms - DavidsonNews.net
4 Year Terms for Davidson Elected Officials...Reprise - aShortChronicle
Davidson Inches Towards 4-Year Term Referendum - aShortChronicle
Vote 'NO' on Davidson 4 Year Terms - aShortChonicle
Is Davidson Following Correct Procedure on 4 Year Terms Charter Amendment? - aShortChronicle
Special Meeting Scheduled on 4 Year Terms and Ballot Language - aShortChronicle
Town Board votes 3-1 to drop proposal for 4-year terms - DavidsonNews.net
Davidson 4 Year Terms Proposal Withdrawn - aShortChronicle
Town Board to take first step toward 4-yr terms - DavidsonNews.net
Hearing Tues. seeks comment on longer board terms - DavidsonNews.net
Link to "Let Davidson Vote" Facebook page - Initial Grassroots Effort
Town Board opts for referendum on term lengths - DavidsonNews.net
Davidson Residente to Vote on 4 Year Terms - WFAE
Board to vote on budget, set referendum on term lengths - DavidsonNews.net
Commissioners table proposal to lengthen board terms - DavidsonNews.net
From 2010 DavidsonNews.net
Town starts discussion on longer board terms - DavidsonNews.net