Running for Election

The next Town election will be held on May 29, 2020 for the Offices of Mayor and Councilmembers for Wards 1, 3, and 7.

The following candidates have qualified to run for the office of:

Mayor

Lenford C. Carey

COUNCILMEMBER - WARD 1

Joel T. Biermann

COUNCILMEMBER - WARD 3

Laurie K. Morrissey

COUNCILMEMBER - WARD 7

Roland F. Stephen

Run as a Candidate

To run for Mayor or 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 Mayor, complete a Mayor candidate packet (includes petition and Financial Disclosure Statement). Packets can be printed out from the link provided below or contact the Clerk to arrange for one to be mailed. Mayor candidates are required to obtain a minimum of 20 names from qualified voters (per Charter Article V, Section 506(c))

Mayor Candidate Packet

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 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)).

Councilmember Candidate Packet

Candidate packets are submitted to the Town Clerk’s office via email or at Town Hall  located at 6724 Baltimore Avenue. 

Deadlines

Wednesday, April 29: 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

Thursday, April 30 by 5 p.m.: Last day to register as a candidate - name will appear on the ballot

Sunday, May 24 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.

Friday, May 29 - 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.