Updated at 11 p.m. (Editor's Note: We originally got the wrong numbers for the first question. It has passed and is now correct in the article. We regret the error. - Paul Singley)
Naugatuck voters want to cast ballots in November but they want the mayor's term to remain two years.
They also want opponents of budgets to work hard to force referendums and the Town Clerk to be elected.
However, they believe there are certain aspects of the Charter that are antiquated and need to be changed.
All of that was revealed Tuesday night when the results of six ballot questions were revealed. The following are the questions and the results:
- APPROVED - 5,413 Yes, 4,345 No - Shall the Charter be revised to change the date of the municipal election from the first Monday of May to the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November in odd numbered years thereby extending the terms of the existing municipal office holders from the first Monday in May of 2013 to November of 2013?
- VOTED DOWN - 4,557 Yes, 5,764 No - Shall the Charter be revised to extend the term of the office of Mayor from a two-year term to a four-year term commencing at the next municipal election?
- VOTED DOWN - 3,809 Yes, 5,878 No - Shall the Charter be revised by changing the budget referendum process by enabling four percent of the electors rather than the current eight percent on the last completed registry list to secure a position for a referendum subsequent to an initial referendum on the budget?
- VOTED DOWN - 3,987 Yes, 6,089 No - Shall the Charter be revised that the Town Clerk should be appointed by the Board of Mayor and Burgesses?
- APPROVED - 4,886 Yes, 4,805 No - Shall the Charter be revised eliminate the Offices of Jurors, Board of Public Charities, Selectmen and the Board of Relief?
- APPROVED - 5,915 Yes, 3,893 No - Shall the Charter be revised by eliminating language deemed outdated by the Charter Revision Committee?