The Town of Woodbury Board of Mayor and Aldermen will meet in "SPECIAL SESSION" on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at Woodbury City Hall.
The purpose of the meeting is to consider an ordinance on first reading regarding registered "Nonresident" property owners voting in municipal elections. The meeting is open to the public.
The wording of the proposed ordinance is as follows:
WHEREAS, The Charter for the Town of Woodbury, Section 3, states in part:
All persons owning real estate in said town but residing without its limits who would be qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee shall be qualified to vote for Mayor and Alderman and in all town and municipal elections; and
WHEREAS, TCA 2-2-107 states that cities with nonresident voters may pass an ordinance stating that those voters must vote by absentee ballot; and
WHEREAS, The Board of Mayor and Alderman of the Town of Woodbury wish to adopt an ordinance as called for in TCA 2-2-107;
NOW THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMAN OF THE TOWN OF WOODBURY HEREBY DECREES, PURSUANT TO TCA 2-6-205 THAT:
SECTION 1: Nonresident voters shall vote by absentee ballot only in Town elections.
SECTION 2: In accordance with this law, the Board requests that the Cannon County Election Commission mail notices of this requirement to said registered nonresident voters 45 days prior to the next election.
SECTION 3: This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon final passage, the public welfare requiring it.