Palm Beach Town Caucus to Remain in January
Just a few months ago the Annual Town Caucus of the Town of Palm Beach was in jeopardy of losing its distinguished date as noted in the Town Charter. It is stated that the Town Caucus is to occur the “the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January.”
To preserve this date, the Town of Palm Beach was faced with a predicament from the County, to be responsible for the Town Council Election entirely or alter the entire traditional schedule to coincide with the Supervisor of Elections. Luckily, the only thing that will be changing is the time of the Town Caucus. It will be moved an hour earlier for convenience.
The 2016 primaries will be held mid-March for Presidential candidates, therefore the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections system cannot handle multiple elections in a month time span. An alternative solution has been approved.
Former Town Clerk and Elections Chair, Sue Eichorn has been hired for the purpose of the Town Council Elections in early 2016. She was intrinsic in assisting in the research and gauging the costs the Town would have to front to take on the responsibility of the Town Council elections.
Partnering with the Town Clerk’s Office, Eichorn will be creating the tasks and timelines leading up to the Town of Palm Beach Town Council elections. Assembling a team of volunteers and supportive group to count the results by hand will be a crucial part of her position. Unfortunately the absence of the Supervisor of Elections systems comes with a few more difficulties when it comes to the execution of Election Day.
For now the historic tradition of the Palm Beach Town Caucus will continue to be a ritual for the Town of Palm Beach Elections. Three seats will be up for re-election this January. Any people you are favoring so far?