Running for Election

The next Town election will be held on May 4, 2021 for the Office of Councilmember for wards 2, 4, 5, and 6.

Run as a Candidate

To run for Councilmember, residents are required by Town Charter (Article III, Section 302):

  • To be at least 25 years of age,
  • To have resided in the Town at least 2 years prior to the election, and 
  • To be a qualified and registered voter in the Town

How to Become a Candidate

To run for the Office of Councilmember, complete a Councilmember candidate packet (includes petition and Financial Disclosure Statement). Packets can be printed out from the link provided below or contact the Town Clerk to arrange for one to be mailed. Councilmember candidates are required to obtain a minimum of 10 names from qualified voters (per Charter Article V, Section 506(c)).

Candidate packets are submitted to the Town Clerk’s office. In order to get a candidate’s name printed on the ballot, candidate packets must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 5.

Councilmember Candidate Packet

Deadlines

Monday, April 5: If you haven’t already registered to vote in Prince George’s County, this is the last day to register to vote in the Town Election.

Monday, April 5 by 5 p.m.: Last day to register as a candidate - name will appear on the ballot.

Thursday, April 29 by 5 p.m.: Last day to register as a qualified write-in candidate - name will not appear on the ballot but a line will be provided to write a qualified candidate’s name.

Tuesday, May 4 - Election Day: All return envelopes - including a ballot AND a voter authorization card (VAC) - must be received by 8 p.m. to be counted.

Questions

Questions can be directed to Town Clerk Andrea Marcavitch at townhall@upmd.org or Supervisor of Elections Stephanie Herold at elections@upmd.org.