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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Do you live in Spring Hill city limits?

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* 4. Are you registered to vote?

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* 5. City of Spring Hill municipal elections are currently held in April. The Spring Hill Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) currently is considering a possible change to the date of City elections based on public feedback that it could help improve low voter turnout. (City election ballots can include choices for both mayor and alderman as well as referendum questions).

There are multiple political positions under consideration: One is that aligning with the November election would cause Spring Hill elections to become more focused on fundraising as mayoral and alderman candidates would likely have to raise significantly more in campaign funds in order to be visible enough to attract votes during a high-profile election. Another position is that votes cast in the non-partisan, stand-alone City election in April are typically by voters specifically concerned about City issues; whereas, the County, State and Federal elections in August and November are partisan and draw voters only interested in casting votes in higher-profile political races. Another consideration is that holding our City elections in November would increase voter participation as there's a consistently larger voter turnout for State and Federal offices on the ballot. Also under consideration is aligning with the August elections to possibly draw a larger turnout but avoid City elections being potentially overshadowed in November by a focus on national elections. If our City election is moved to either August or November, it would extend future elected BOMA members' 4-year terms to approximately 5 1/2 years in the next two municipal election cycles.

Should the date of Spring Hill municipal elections be changed?

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