VOTE4MORE!VOTE4MORE! is a public petition effort, led by County residents, to place a question on the 2024 General Election ballot in Baltimore County that would add four more Council districts
What is VOTE4MORE!
VOTE4MORE! is a public petition effort–-led by County residents–-to place a question on the 2024 General Election ballot in Baltimore County that would add four more Council districts, reduce the size of each district from around 123,000 to 78,000, increase the number of board and commission opportunities, and add new requirements to give citizens more input in redistricting. This would dramatically improve access, accountability, productivity and diversity in our local government for all people.
Why Sign the Petition
The current Baltimore County Charter was written in 1955 when the County's population was 350,000 and each council member represented only 50,000 residents. Today our County's population is 856,000 and each council member represents around 125,000 residents! Even though our population is now half non-white, six of seven of the county's current districts are majority-white. In other words, our 67-year-old seven-district structure does not reflect the County's growth nor our diversity! We need more districts because our minorities, women, and young adults deserve a voice in local government and a seat at the decision-making table.
Both Montgomery and Prince George's Counties have already amended their Charters to enlarge their council size by four. They will elect additional council members this November. It's time for Baltimore County to do the same!
Upcoming Petition Collection Events
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Patriot Plaza, Towson, MD 21204
PIKESVILLE FALL FEST AT QUARRY LAKE
Sunday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 2628 Quarry Lake Dr, Baltimore, MD 21209
COCKEYSVILLE FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Cranbrook Building, 10400 Ridgland Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030
4MORE! EARLY VOTING SIGNATURE COLLECTION DAY
From Thursday Oct. 27 – Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at various locations
4MORE! GENERAL ELECTION DAY - SIGNATURE COLLECTION DAY
Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at various locations