Originally published in The Weekly Packet, November 10, 2011
Surry voters reject a charter commission at local election
by Faith DeAmbrose
Fifty-three percent of Surry’s registered voters came to the polls November 8 as part of the town’s general election process.
In addition to voting on the statewide referendum questions (see results in the Compass section of this issue), Surry voters also came out two-to-one to defeat a proposal, born out of a citizens’ petition, to create a charter commission.
With 215 voting to create a charter commission and 418 voting against it, the town will not move forward to create a charter commission and subsequently a town-specific charter.