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Asbury Park voters decide to change government

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ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) - Asbury Park is getting a new form of government.

Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly supported changing to a council-manager form in which the mayor is elected instead of appointed by the City Council.

The Asbury Park Press reports there will be a nonpartisan election in November, giving council members staggered terms. Initially, they'll draw straws to determine who will serve two-year or four-year terms during the first election cycle.

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