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. The Mayor serves a four (4) year term and the Council serves a two (2) year term. They next General Election is Tuesday, Novemeber 5, 2019.

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 access voter registration information at the State Board of Elections at or the Prince George's County Board of Elections at

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.


Office of the City Council

The City Council is the legislative body of the City of Laurel, and considers and enacts resolutions, regulations, and ordinances for the protection of rights and privileges, peace, good government, and safety and health of all citizens.