CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP RESIDENTSOn March 13, 2018, during the annual Township election, Credit Riverresidents can vote whether Township Elections should change fromtraditional Annual March elections to even year November Electialigning with the General Elections. This change is prompted by ScottCounty notifying Townships that they will not support March elections after2018.Specifically, Scott County elections has informed Credit River Townshipthat going forward, special elections and local elections on any date otherthan the even year State Primary and General Election dates will be theresponsibility of the jurisdiction calling for the election. The March 13, 2018Township election will be the last one supported by Scott County.Therefore, your Credit River Township supervisors have placed on theballot at the March 13 election the following Town Question: Shal the firstTuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years bedesignated the date of the Credit River Township general election insteadof the second Tuesday in Marcht?Supervisor terms will be for four years, instead of the three year terms thatare now in effectWith a greater number of Township residents voting in Novemberelections, Credit River Township will have more residents involved in theselection of its Supervisors.Credit River will eliminate the cost of yearly elections that generally have aturnout, along with the added costs of absentee voting, programmof tabulators, ballot layout, proofing and orders, all equipment testing andpublic accuracy testing, plus supplies and the general administration of thelocal election. Up until now, these duties and associated costs have beerncovered by the County.What won't change with a yes vote:You'll still cast your ballots at the Credit River Town Hal,The annual meeting will still be held on the second Tuesday in March andresidents will still set the annual levy.The Credit River Town Board has adopted the following plan fortransitioning to November elections if the ballot measure is approved byoters on March 13. Minnesota law does not allow the Township to shortenterms of office - only to lengthen themThe supervisor position that expires in March of 2018 shall be designatedSupervisor Position A" and shall be extended so as to next be on theballot in November of 2022 and the person serving in the position willserve until the first business day in January of 2023; and,The supervisor position that expires in March of 2018 shall be designatedSupervisor Position D and shall be extended so as to be on the ballot inNovember of 2022 and the person serving in the position will serve untilthe first business day in January of 2023; and,The supervisor position that expires in March of 2019 shall be designatedSupervisor Position B" and shall be extended so as to be on the ballot inNovember of 2020 and the person serving in the position will serve untilthe first business day in January of 2021; andThe supervisor position that expires in March of 2020 shall be designatedSupervisor Position C and shall be extended so as to be on the ballot inNovember of 2024 and the person serving in the position will serve untilthe first business day in January of 2025; andThe supervisor position that expires in March of 2020 shall be designatedSupervisor Position E" and shall be extended so as to be on the ballot inNovember of 2024 and the person serving in the position will serve untilthe first business day in January of 2025.

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CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS On March 13, 2018, during the annual Township election, Credit River residents can vote whether Township Elections should change from traditional Annual March elections to even year November Electi aligning with the General Elections. This change is prompted by Scott County notifying Townships that they will not support March elections after 2018. Specifically, Scott County elections has informed Credit River Township that going forward, special elections and local elections on any date other than the even year State Primary and General Election dates will be the responsibility of the jurisdiction calling for the election. The March 13, 2018 Township election will be the last one supported by Scott County. Therefore, your Credit River Township supervisors have placed on the ballot at the March 13 election the following Town Question: Shal the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years be designated the date of the Credit River Township general election instead of the second Tuesday in Marcht? Supervisor terms will be for four years, instead of the three year terms that are now in effect With a greater number of Township residents voting in November elections, Credit River Township will have more residents involved in the selection of its Supervisors. Credit River will eliminate the cost of yearly elections that generally have a turnout, along with the added costs of absentee voting, programm of tabulators, ballot layout, proofing and orders, all equipment testing and public accuracy testing, plus supplies and the general administration of the local election. Up until now, these duties and associated costs have beern covered by the County. What won't change with a yes vote: You'll still cast your ballots at the Credit River Town Hal, The annual meeting will still be held on the second Tuesday in March and residents will still set the annual levy. The Credit River Town Board has adopted the following plan for transitioning to November elections if the ballot measure is approved by oters on March 13. Minnesota law does not allow the Township to shorten terms of office - only to lengthen them The supervisor position that expires in March of 2018 shall be designated Supervisor Position A" and shall be extended so as to next be on the ballot in November of 2022 and the person serving in the position will serve until the first business day in January of 2023; and, The supervisor position that expires in March of 2018 shall be designated Supervisor Position D and shall be extended so as to be on the ballot in November of 2022 and the person serving in the position will serve until the first business day in January of 2023; and, The supervisor position that expires in March of 2019 shall be designated Supervisor Position B" and shall be extended so as to be on the ballot in November of 2020 and the person serving in the position will serve until the first business day in January of 2021; and The supervisor position that expires in March of 2020 shall be designated Supervisor Position C and shall be extended so as to be on the ballot in November of 2024 and the person serving in the position will serve until the first business day in January of 2025; and The supervisor position that expires in March of 2020 shall be designated Supervisor Position E" and shall be extended so as to be on the ballot in November of 2024 and the person serving in the position will serve until the first business day in January of 2025.

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