Included on the April 15 city election ballot for Mayor, City Council and City School Board, voters will also have the opportunity to vote whether or not they would prefer future city elections be moved to coincide with county, state, and federal office elections in August.
City Council, on Jan. 9, approved a resolution making a formal request for the Rutherford County Election Commission to add the referendum to the April 15 ballot. The Rutherford County Election Commission will consider the resolution at their Feb. 3 meeting.
Should voters approve the change to move future city election dates to August, City Council and City School Board members whose term end in 2016 will have their term extended to the end of August 2016. The elected candidates would be sworn in and begin their term Sept. 1.
Should voters not approve the change, city elections will remain on the third Tuesday in April of every even numbered year with elected candidates being sworn in and beginning their term May 1.
Early voting for the April 15 election will be from March 26 through April 10.