SYKESVILLE — Residents get to have a say in how their town government is run whenthe polls open for Town Council elections Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town House, 7547 Main St.
Citizens who live within the town limits and are registered either with the town or the Carroll County Board of Election Supervisors may vote.
Voting is by paper ballot and no write-ins are allowed. The top three vote-getters will earn seats on the Town Council for a four-yearterm.
A total of 928 residents are eligible to vote in this election.
Three incumbents are up for re-election:
* Council President Charles B. Mullins is seeking his third term in office. The 49-year-old businessman was the top vote-getter in 1987, when he was elected council president.
* Charles H. "Tim" Ferguson, 55, also is looking for a third term. The former council president serves on the town's Budget and Personnel Committee.
* Maxine C. Wooleyhand, 48, is running for a second term on the council. She is on the town's Recycling Committee and is an active community volunteer.
Four challengers also are vying for the three seats. Three of this group are running together -- Jonathan Herman, Carole Norbeck and William R. Hall Jr.
* Jonathan Herman, 38, is the town's Planning Commission Chairman. He owns his own business, Herman Woodworking, and was a consultant on the restoration of the train station.
* Carole Norbeck, 37, hasbeen a town resident for six years and works for Greenberg Publishing on Main Street. Her community involvement includes being a hostess for the annual Strawberry Festival.
* William R. Hall Jr., 42, hashad associations with the town since 1972. The Baltimore City firefighter was active in the now-defunct Sykesville Improvement Association.
* Walter R. White is the fourth challenger. The 48-year-old analyst for Loral Aerospace in Anne Arundel County has lived here for six years.
Information: 795-8959 or 795-6390.