There will be no more eleventh hour filing to run for office in Elkton.
Office staff also won't have to scramble to create ballots at the last minute and rush to validate those who are running.
On September 21, officials in Elkton passed a charter amendment changing the town's election schedule.
Before, Elkton town elections were always held the fourth week in May, sometimes conflicting with Memorial Day.
Resolution R9-2016 changes the election day to the second Tuesday in May. The mayoral election will be for a four year term. The election for commissioners will also be the second Tuesday in May, every two years, for two commissioners.
Before, candidates had to file to run for office as few as two weeks before the election. Now, candidates must file 60 days before the election.
If there is no public movement against this measure, it will be effective 40 days after it was passed, in early November. In other business from the Town of Elkton:
• Town administrator Lewis George reported that two town wells, well 2R and well 5, are under construction and are expected to be completed in January 2017. The wells will yield 100,000 gallons per day each and will cost $1,130,000 each. George said they are backup wells, designed to provide reliable service to the town's water customers.
• Cecil County Tourism has relocated to 124 East Main Street, Elkton. An open house for the new location is expected to be held in early December.