What Voters are Saying
Frederick Voters Lean in Favor of Charter
The Charter Education Coalition released results from a June 2012 survey of 601 registered Frederick County voters. The findings show that once voters learn the facts about Charter and Commissioner forms of government, they strongly lean towards supporting Charter. Voters also want more say in how local government is run, don’t have strong feelings about how a County Council should be structured, and are dissatisfied with the job being done under the current form of government.
According to the survey results, Charter government addresses voters’ overall concern for the management of the county.Voters understand the county is changing, but two-thirds say the real question is how well the growth is managed. By almost two-to-one voters believe that an elected county executive would be able to set clear priorities and run the county more efficiently through good management, rather add to the bureaucracy and cost of county government.