TOWN OF SOUTHBURY
PROPOSED REVISED CHARTER
NOVEMBER 5, 2019 MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Charter- Explanatory Text
Section 301 proposes to separate the race for First Selectman from the race for the Board of Selectmen. If the change is passed, the votes cast for a candidate running for First Selectman will not count as votes for a seat on the Board of Selectmen.
Section 202 A proposes to change the terms of the First Selectman and the Board of Selectmen from two years to four years. Additionally, if passed, the terms for the Board of Selectmen would be staggered. In the first Town election after the adoption of the Charter revision, the First Selectman and the two top vote getters would be elected for 4 years and the remaining three Selectmen would be elected for 2 years. In subsequent elections, the First Selectman and all members of the Board of Selectmen would be elected for 4 year terms.