The first candidates have announced. The first posters have appeared on lawns.
Tonight, Annapolis politicians will take another step closer to the election when they decide what kind of voting machines to use.
The City Council will consider whether to use cheaper, old-fashioned voting machines this year or new, but more expensive, computerized models.
The council also is scheduled to vote on waiving parking fees for business owners and developers on West Street. Business owners have complained that they are unable to pay the fees for providing off-street parking because the area is still suffering the aftereffects of the recession.
Other items on the agenda include establishing rates for the city's parking garages and seeking title to the Stanton Community Center, which is currently owned jointly with the county. An organization is considering establishing a drug rehabilitation program for women and children at the center on West Washington Street.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall on Duke of Gloucester Street.