Ballot questions in Baltimore almost never fail. Over the past two decades, more than 100 questions have been put to city voters, probing their thoughts on issues ranging from borrowing money to making it easier for the City Council to oust a mayor. During that time, voters have rejected only one question, a 2004 effort to lower the minimum age to become a council member. That makes the odds high that Baltimore voters will approve a proposed two-term limit for the city’s top elected officials. The question was the only one to emerge from numerous efforts that gathered petition signatures this year in hopes of getting issues on the ballot.
Baltimore voters almost always say yes to ballot questions. That could mean the city’s next mayor is limited to 8 years in office.
August 31, 2022