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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!

Take Action

To sign the petition or become a petition collector visit www.vote4more.org.

HB1112 - "Ballot Petition Modernization Act"  will allow citizens to sign petitions electronically, as was previously allowed during COVID-19. The second part will allow names to be counted even if they do not match the voter registration card exactly, such as signing "Nick" versus "Nicholas." It will remove the penalty for signing a petition twice, allowing the first signature to qualify but not the duplicate signature. Finally, it will clearly designate which information is optional. For example, the birthdate is optional, but not annotated as such on the form. This has stopped some citizens from signing petitions, because they did not want to share their birth date with a petition signer.
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