Authors: Senator James Arnold, Senator Rick Niemeyer
Provides that each member of the county executive is elected only by the voters of the respective county commissioner districts instead of by all the voters of the county if the county executive adopts an ordinance providing for this method of election. Provides that if 20% of the total number of voters of the county who voted in the most recent election for secretary of state in the county petition the county executive to adopt such an ordinance, the county executive is required to adopt the ordinance. Provides that if the county executive adopts such an ordinance, a public question is placed on the ballot at the next general election of the county asking the voters of the county whether each of the members of the executive should be elected only by the voters of their respective commissioner districts instead of by all the voters of the county. Makes technical changes in the statutes relating to election of members of the county executive.