After forty-two years and five attempts, Cecil County is moving to a charter form of government, reports the Cecil Whig. The ballot question became law with a vote of 14,477 in support and 10,334 in opposition.
The restructuring of Cecil County from a commissioner government to charter government will be phased in, according to rules laid out in the charter.
Implementation of charter government will not begin until Dec. 6, 2012 when a newly elected county executive and two new council members will be sworn into office. At that time, the three new county commissioners elected Tuesday will be sworn in as council members.
All voters in Cecil County will elect a county executive to run the daily business of the county and the five county council members when the charter is fully implemented.
Click here to read the final charter approved by Cecil County voters.