Asbury Park is getting a new form of government.


People line up as they wait to hear New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speak at his election night event at the Asbury Park Convention Hall (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

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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