Walkersville to elect new leaders Monday.
Voters in Walkersville will head to the polls Monday to elect a burgess and five commissioners for three-year terms.
With the burgess and commissioners facing a slate of new challengers, a board of new town leaders could be elected this year.
In 2009, only two residents ran for burgess, and the five commissioners were unchallenged.
"I would hope that more people come to vote in this important election with two running for burgess, and eight running for five commissioner seats," Town Manager Gloria Rollins said.
In 2009, there were 3,851 registered voters and only 363 people — or 9.4 percent — cast a vote.
There are currently 4,027 registered voters in Walkersville, according to the Frederick County Board of Elections.
Incumbent Burgess Ralph Whitmore, 65, and newcomer George Rudy, 73, are vying for the position of burgess.
Donald Schildt, 61; Russell Winch, 49; Chad Weddle, 43; and Debbie Zimmerman, 60 are running for re-election as town commissioners.
Their challengers include Gary Albert Baker, 59; Benjamin Douds, 34; Tracy O’Keefe, 39; and Michael Kuster, 37.
Commissioner Sam Eyler, 75, is not seeking re-election.
Voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at the Walkersville Town Hall, at 21 W. Frederick St.