Elections and Voter Registration
The Board of Elections Supervisors administers the elections of the Mayor and City Councilmembers, working in conjunction with the Prince George's County Board of Election Supervisors. This includes voter registration, nomination petition certification, ballot preparation and legal advertisements.
City of Laurel Board of Election Supervisors: John R. Kish, Chairperson; William L. Wellford, Jr., Chief Judge and Gwendolyn E. Boyd, Chief Judge.
Here are some commonly asked questions regarding City Elections. If you have additional questions, please call the Clerk to the City Council at (301) 725-5300, extension 2120.
When Are City Elections Held?
There is a General Election for the City of Laurel every two years on the first Tuesday in November of the odd-year (November 5, 2013). The Mayor serves a four (4) year term and the Council serves a two (2) year term.
How Do I Register To Vote?
Qualified residents of the City may obtain a Maryland Voter Registration Application at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. You may also assess voter registration information at the State Board of Elections at www.elections.state.md.us or the Prince George's County Board of Elections at www.princegeorgescountymd.gov
IN ORDER TO VOTE IN CITY ELECTIONS YOU MUST BE REGISTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY. EVERY PERSON WHO IS REGISTERED WITH THE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND IS A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF LAUREL SHALL BE ENTITLED TO VOTE IN ALL CITY ELECTIONS.
The Greater Laurel Area encompasses four counties: Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George's and Montgomery. Following are the telephone numbers to call for voter registration in the respective counties:
- Anne Arundel County Voter Registration: 410-222-6600
- Howard County Voter Registration: 410-313-5820
- Prince George's County Voter Registration: 301-952-3270
- Montgomery County Voter Registration: 240-777-8500
Can I Vote In City Elections By Absentee Ballot?
Yes, you can vote by absentee ballot. There are strict regulations governing voting by absentee ballot.
How Do I Obtain An Absentee Ballot?
To obtain an absentee ballot you must make an application. Absentee balloting is governed by strict regulations and Maryland State Laws. To apply for an absentee ballot call the Clerk's Office at (301) 725-5300, extension 2120.
Where Are The Polling Locations In The City?
Ward 1 - Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD - Ward 2 - Robert J. DiPietro Community Center, Cypress Street, Laurel, MD - Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For more information please contact the Clerk's Office at 725-5300, extension 2121 or email us.
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