TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa City Council is considering changing when voters head to the polls for municipal elections.
Off-year municipal elections currently cost the city around $700,000.
It’s expensive, and the city said there are not a lot of people going out to vote. They reported a 23% voter turnout in recent elections.
City officials said it might be better to coincide with general elections and switch the Tampa City elections to even-numbered years.
Leaders will discuss this matter further during a workshop this morning at 9 at old City Hall. The address is 315 East Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa.
A nationally respected scholar on municipal elections will be there to provide more information.